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Leonard  Wright/Elizabeth  Danby (F0800)

Family Group Sheet : Leonard Wright/Elizabeth Danby (F0800)




  • Leonard  WrightFather | Male
    Leonard Wright

    Birth  1809  Kelk Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  1871  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Elizabeth  DanbyMother | Female
    Elizabeth Danby

    Birth  abt 1815  Burton Agnes Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  1897  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Frances  WrightChild 1 | Female
    + Frances Wright

    Birth  18 Aug 1843  Kelk Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  03 Jul 1922  South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial  04 Jul 1922  Main Cemetery, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  George Frederick Tatham | F0257 
    Marriage  19 Sep 1880  St John, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location

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    Leonard & Elizabeth Wright
    Leonard & Elizabeth Wright
    abt 1850?

  • Notes 
    • Leonard and Elizabeth Wright came from East Riding Yorkshire as Byrne Settlers on 24th June 1849 on the "Henry Tanner", bringing with them four of their children, Sarah, Frances, and the twins William and Mary. Richard was left in the care of Elizabeth's brother Christopher Danby whilst Jane and Elizabeth were left in the care of other relatives.
      Sadly they were never to see Jane again but Elizabeth did return for a visit in the 1870's after her husband Leonard died.
      The journey took three and a half months and the ship was very old which leaked, and the passengers had to help to bail all through the journey. The ship was condemned immediately afterwards.
      The "Henry Tanner" arrived at Port Natal on the 10th October 1849 and small boats were used to ferry the passengers to Shore the following day.
      By the 1st November the family had taken residence in Pietermaritzburg only to find that their allotment was barren and stony, however they did take a lease on a farm outside the town and moved there on the 15 March 1850.
      In 1852 they moved again, this time to just outside what is now Colenso where they built a house, kept a hotel, ran a butchery and had a ferry boat on the Tugela, from which he made 250 pounds a year. Leonard Wright once saved Dick King and his cattle and natives from drowning while crossing the Tugela in flood.
      [from article on the Wright family at Ladysmith History website.]