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John Wrightson 1652 of Long Newton
Information suppiled by Zed & Ilma Malunat
Ilma is a descendant of Prof. John Wrightson
1652, Spring House, near Sadberg in the parish of Long Newton
is the eldest son of the Wrightson traditionally Military Ancestors, he was born
during the Commonwealth.
appears to have been married twice, the maiden name of the second wife is Ann
Simpson of Richmond. The wife of
the first where the Wrightson’s descent is doubtful.
In the Domestic pedigree only one marriage is mentioned, in it the wife
is described as "Ann Heslop from about Richmond" But there is no trace
of any such marriage in the Richmond register.
three sons were born at Maltby in Yorkshire, which lies within the parish of
Stainton-in-Cleveland and a short distance of the parish of Hilton and by the
is not certain where John lived after leaving Richmond but during the year 1700
moved into South Durham and settled on the oldest remaining piece of Wrightson
property known as “Spring House” near Sadberg, it was then described as
"in the parish of Long Newton"
Spring House came into the possession of John Wrightson it was named Hardstones,
but that a Mr Vane induced John to change it to Spring House because of a little
spring that used to rise in a receptacle at the end of the old vaulted cellar.
This change of name would have been prior to 31/10/1714
died in 1723 and from that time for about a century was divided into three
branches. The eldest and second
eldest died out, leaving the third to continue the family name.