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Charles Wright (1813-1907)

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Charles Wright (1813-1907) of C., T. and H. T. Wright

1813 Born in Boston the son of Charles Wright, Senior

1851 Charles Wright 37, corn merchant, lived in Skirbeck with Mary Ann Wright 31, Charles Wright 4, George K Wright 6 Mo[1]

1891 Charles Wright 77, ironmonger, widower, lived in Skirlbeck with his sister-in-law Elizabeth R Jackson 62, and niece, Marion K Jackson 23[2]


1907 Obituary[3]

...the death of Mr. Charles Wright, J.P., which occurred yesterday (Thursday) morning at his residence, Burton Cottage, Spilsby-road, in his year....

His father, whose Christian name was the same as his own, was the founder of the well known ironmongery and agricultural implement business which has been carried on No. 43, High-street, since the year 1808. He was an alderman the Town Council after the passing the Municipal Corporations Act, and was Mayor of the Borough in 1840 - the fourth Mayor under Queen Victoria. The subject of this memoir, Mr. Charles Wright, J.P., was the eldest son of the Alderman, and was born Boston on, the 31st August, 1813....

He then joined his brothers, the late Messrs. Thomas and Henry Thompson Wright, in the High-street business, which was carried for many years under the style of C., T. and H. T. Wright. The firm at that time also had a foundry, employing over 50 hands, at the rear the house on the Witham Bank, in which the present Mayor (Coun. T. Kitwood), now lives.

Mr. Thomas Wright was Alderman of the Borough up to the early eighties, and took a prominent local part in politics supporter the Liberal course. Mr. Charles Wright found himself to the only survivor of the partnership of brothers, having meanwhile taken into partnership his eldest son, Mr. Charles Wright, jun., who has lately been managing partner, and is now (by the death of his father) head of the business. Mr. Charles Wright, sen., had taken an active interest in the business, notwithstanding his great age, until within a year or so of his death.....


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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 census
  2. 1891 census
  3. Boston Guardian - Saturday 21 September 1907