Research: My connection to John and Christopher Wright – The Gunpowder Plot


With 5th November 2020 being the 415th anniversary of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot being discovered and stopped in it’s tracks, I thought that I would share my connection to the Gunpowder Plot and more specifically how I am related John and Christopher Wright. They are both associated with the Gunpowder Plot of 5th November 1605, but the two brothers were my 12x great uncles, meaning that my 11x great grandfather, William Wright was their eldest brother.

The photographs below shows 2 brass effigies that commemorate William and his wife Ann Wright (nee Ryther) that are set into the floor on the north aisle of Welwick church, alongside the Wright coat of arms. They definitely show wealth of the family at that time, and also the fashion that came with that wealth. Ann is wearing an Elizabethan ruff collar and also an elaborate headdress.

John Wright was born in…

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