Around this time last year I was in Bury St Edmunds record office, Suffolk, tracking down my Wright ancestors. An IHGS assignment required me to record register events for a family over a period of at least 50 years in one parish, and then construct family trees from those events. Knowing (from census records) that my Wrights had lived in Boxford and Polstead, I chose to research both parishes. You can find the baptisms and marriages online at FamilySearch, though Boxford’s data appears to be limited in date range and includes entries taken from the bishop’s and archdeacon’s transcripts (BTs), which are sometimes noted as “Boxford BTs”, but also noted as being from “Sudbury”, the name of the deanery. However, burials aren’t included, and I thought it might be useful for others if I listed the burial entries I found.
I viewed the parish registers on microfiche, and in some cases the entries were quite difficult to decipher. As with any transcription, errors may be lurking!
Wright burials in the parish of Boxford, Suffolk 1759-1848
|3 Jun 1759||Gabriel Wright||from London|
|14 Oct 1762||John Wright||89|
|26 Aug 1790||Elizabeth Wright||27|
|26 Dec 1809||William Wright||22||Boxford|
|15 Jan 1816||Mary Wright||47||Boxford|
|24 Oct 1817||William Wright||64||Hadleigh Hamlet|
|1 Apr 1819||Mary Wright||4||Boxford|
|5 Mar 1820||Charlotte Wright||4.5||Boxford|
|1 May 1820||Robert Wright||6 months||Boxford|
|7 Jul 1834||Samuel Wright||3 months||Groton|
|19 Mar 1835||Mary Wright||25||Boxford|
|19 Nov 1837||Mary Wright||2.5||Boxford|
|19 Mar 1848||Matilda Wright||19||Groton|
|6 Dec 1848||William Wright||42||Boxford|
|10 Dec 1848||Harriet Wright||17||Boxford|
Wright burials in the parish of Polstead, Suffolk 1773-1845*
|21 Apr 1773||Mary Wright|
|4 Sep 1788||Susan Wright||45|
|2 Jan 1803||Mary Wright||45|
|16 Dec 1804||Judith Wright||infant|
|9 Mar 1806||Phoebe Wright||21|
|14 May 1809||Mary Wright||1|
|10 May 1810||Mary Wright||72|
|10 May 1810||Benjamin Wright||72|
|6 Jul 1810||James Wright||1|
|27 Aug 1810||Sarah Wright||37|
|20 Jun 1813||Robert Wright||5 weeks||Polstead|
|25 May 1817||Elizabeth Wright||39||Stoke|
|30 May 1820||Clarke Wright||41||Boxford|
|19 Feb 1823||Sarah Wright||57||Polstead|
|22 May 1823||William Wright||78||Boxford|
|20 Jan 1827||Joseph Wright||2 months||Polstead|
|13 Jul 1829||John Wright||4||Polstead|
|8 Jul 1845||John Wright||69||Polstead|
Boxford Parish (Suffolk, England), Parish Registers, Burial entries, Fiche no. 10 (1754-1807), Fiche no. 11 (1807-1808), Fiche no. 16 (1808-1831), Fiche no. 17 (1831-1858), Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds.
Polstead Parish (Suffolk, England), Parish Registers, Burial entries, Fiche no. 8 (1772-1783), Fiche no. 11 (1783-1788), Fiche no. 12 (1789-1813), Fiche no. 15 (1813-1825), Fiche no. 16 (1825-1858), Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds.
*There appeared to be a gap in the register of burial entries for Polstead parish between 1781 and 1788.