NameJohn WRIGHT , 1C3R
Birth15 May 1861, Mooralerton, Yorkshire
OccupationJoiner
FatherWilliam WRIGHT (~1823-<1881)
MotherAnn Amory NUNNS (1824-1885)
Spouses
Birthabt 1863
Marriage4 Nov 1885, St. Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire
ChildrenJohn (Adopted) (~1891-)
 Lena (~1893-1976)
Notes for John WRIGHT
Compiled by Joseph Henry Lowe Nov 14 1905 (Sunday)
Copied at East Keswick? At the Church of St.Mary Magdalene by Joseph Henry Lowe Nov. 15th 1905 (Wednesday)
Nunns of East Keswick
Amelia m. Thomas England son d .England of Adel and has issue William -
Agnes m. Jenkinson
Walter ---------
John Wright m. Elizabeth Brighton

In the 1871 census cottage, Adel cum Eccup, Yorkshire.
Head William Wright, age 48, gardener, born Thorner, Yorkshire.
Wife Ann Wright, age 46, laundress, born Horsforth, Yorkshire.
Daughter Amelia J. Wright, unmarried, age 18, laundress, born Shadwell, Yorkshire.
Son John Wright, age 9, scholar, born Mooralerton, Yorkshire.

In the 1881 census 8 Chapel Place, Headingley cum Burley, Leeds, Yorkshire. Head Ann Wright, widow, age 55, laundress, born Horsforth.
Son John Wright, age 19, joiner’s apprentice, born Horsforth.

West Yorkshire Police Records
John Wright No.411
Born May 15, 1861 Moorton, Leeds, Yorkshire
Height 5 feet, 8 inches
Trade: joiner
single
Served in the Rifle Volunteers for 4 years
Church of England
August 28 1885 appointed third class Constable
February 26 1886 promoted to second class
March 4 1887 promoted to first class
December 30 1887 Awarded 10/ by H.C. for Meritorious Conduct in saving a child from being run over in the street
August 31 1888 promoted to good conduct class
August 29 1890 promoted to 5 years service class
August 26 1892 promoted to 7 years service class
August 30 1895 promoted to 10 years service class
January 6 1898 promoted to the rank of Third Class Sergeant
March 3 1899 Transferred from D to E Division
September 28 1899 transferred from E to B Division
January 5 1900 promoted to the rank of Second Class Sergeant (3rd Class new scale August 9 1901)
January 3 1902 promoted to the rank of Second Class Sergeant
January 6 1905 promoted to the rank of First Class Sergeant
November 17 1905 transferred from B to C Division
October 4 1911 pensioned
Punishments December 7 1892 Fined 10/ and severely reprimanded for being drunk on duty
Discharge October 4 1911, 50 years 4 months old, 26 years 1 month service, pensioned 1-6-8 per week
Parchment dated December 21 1911 “Very good, he was a trusted and much respected member of the force” GGD

Parish Records St. Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire
November 4, 1885 John Wright, age 24, bachelor, joiner, residence Park Street, father William Wright, gardener and Eliza Brighton, age 22, spinster, residence Cardigan Road, father Thomas Brighton, bootmaker, after Banns in the presence of Edwin? Craven and Lena Brighton.

In the 1891 census 12 Chariot Street, Leeds, Yorkshire
Head John Wright, age 29, police constable, employed, born Leeds, Yorkshire
Wife Eliza Wright, age 28, born Hartthorpe, Yorkshire.

In the 1901 census 11 Sefton Terrace, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
Head John Wright, age 39, sergeant of police, worker, born Leeds, Yorkshire
Wife Eliza Wright, age 38, born Harthorpe, Yorkshire
Son John Wright, age 10, born Leeds
Daughter Lena Wright, age 8, born Leeds.

In the 1911 census Hartthorpe, Bubwith, Selby, Yorkshire
Head Elizabeth Breighton, age 79, widow, born Swinefleet, Yorkshire
Daughter Amy Breighton, age 46, single, domestic cook, born Hartthorpe, Yorkshire
Son Frederick William Breighton, age 40, single, boot maker, own account, at home, born Hartthorpe
Visitor John Wright, age 49, married, Police Sergeant, Leeds City Council, born Morton, Yorkshire. [He could be visiting his wife’s family]
Notes for Eliza (Spouse 1)
In the 1911 census 28 Seaforth Terrace, Haverhill, Leeds, Yorkshire
Wife Eliza Wright, age 48, married, 1 child born alive, 1 still living, born Bubwith, Yorkshire
Daughter Lena Wright, age 18, single, dressmaker, worker, born Leeds
Nephew John Hodson, age 20, single, engine fitter, general engineers, worker, born Leeds.
[It would seem the John Wright in the previous census was really John Hodgson. It seems likely he lived with his aunt and uncle, but was raised as their own child.]
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