WRIGHT, William Arthur

1825 - 1883

Baptised at St James’s church, Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk on 23 May 1825, son of William Wright, a master cordwainer [shoemaker], and his wife Susan née Ranson, who married at St James’s church, on 25 December 1824. In 1851, a 25 year old printer compositor living at 56 Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmund’s with his parents, 49 year old William and 54 year old Susan. He married in 1857, Emily Broad and moved to Newmarket where in 1861 a 35 year old printer & bookseller employing two men, two apprentices and two boys, with his 25 year old wife Emily, born London and children, 3 year old Arthur George and 7 month old Emily Kate. In Morris’s Directory 1868 a printer, bookseller & stationer, pianoforte warehouse, High Street, Newmarket. In 1871 a 45 year old living at Newmarket with his 35 year old wife, two daughters and four sons including 6 year old Herbert Alan Wright [q.v.]. In 1881 a 55 year old printer & bookseller, employing three men and two boys, still at High Street, with his 45 year old wife Emily, and children, 20 year old Arthur George, a bookseller’s assistant born Bury St Edmund’s but baptised at St Mary’s church, Newmarket on 17 July 1858, Emily Kate 20, Edith Mary 10 and George Sydney 9, all born at Newmarket. An amateur artist George was buried in Newmarket cemetery on 13 September 1883, aged 58.