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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wright and Oakley

From Jemima Armistead

My husband's g,g grandfather Francis Wright was born
in Pentlow in 1858 to a Alfred Wright and Emma Oakley. They married
in 1855 and had 4 children James, Mary, Francis and William. Emma
Oakley was buried 30 June 1864 , 3 days after her oldest's child
James. Alfred, I believed also died prior to the 1971 census as three
surviving children are living at the Sudbury Work House.

Alfred's 1st wife was Eliza Plumb, they had 2 children George and
Ann. George survived childhood and lived with his mother's father Daniel
Plumb.

The only thing I know about Emma Oakley was born about
1834/5 in Cavendish Suffolk, according to the 1861 census

Posted on behalf of Jemima Armistead

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alfred Wright was the son of George and Mary Wright, who had five children christened in Little Thurlow between 1815 and 1823. George died in 1842.

Alfred's sister Lucy married Thomas Plumb. My main interest is the Plumb family. I was told they came from Foxearth but was stumped until my former teacher from Sudbury Girls High School told me that her friend used to teach at Pentlow, and most of thhe children there were Plumbs.
Carole from South Carolina (formerly Kedington) cdgermain@gmail.com

5 February 2011 at 01:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Left out of previous comment, THomas Plumb married as his second wife, Clarissa Oakley of Cavendish. There may be a connection to your Oaklry.

Carole

5 February 2011 at 01:47  
Anonymous Amy said...

Our family tree includes some Oakleys: - we have traced as far back as Robert Oakley (1734-1806)born in Glemsford, who had 5 children including two sons called James (who is a relative of ours) and Peter, who could well be a relative of Emma Oakley. Peter was born in May 1770 in Foxearth.

At Glemsford cemetery there is a grave for Frederick John Oakley (died 1930 aged 67)and wife Harriet Oakley died 1940 aged 82.

5 March 2011 at 19:34  

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