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Family of John Berry "Jack" WRIGHT and Annie LILLICRAP

Husband: John Berry "Jack" WRIGHT (1887-1959)
Wife: Annie LILLICRAP (1880-1964)
Children: Violet Lillicrap WRIGHT (1912-2009)
Sidney John "Jack" WRIGHT (1913-1999)
Betty WRIGHT (1920-2005)
Peggy Mary WRIGHT (1921-1979)
Richard Lewis (Jimmy) WRIGHT (1923-2013)
Marriage 19 Jul 1911 Sampford Spiney, Devon, England

Husband: John Berry "Jack" WRIGHT

Name: John Berry "Jack" WRIGHT1
Sex: Male
Father: Lewis William WRIGHT (1850-1928)
Mother: Mary Martha BERRY (1851-1939)
Birth 30 Mar 1887 Sandford, Devon, England
Occupation Soldier,Carpenter on marriage certificate.
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 4) Sandford, Devon, England2
Village, Sandford
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 14) Sandford, Devon, England3
West of England Iron Works
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 24) Sandford, Devon, England4
The Village, Sandford
Occupation 2 Apr 1911 (age 24) Wheelwright; Sandford, Devon, England4
Death 5 Aug 1959 (age 72) Sandford, Devon, England


Name: Annie LILLICRAP1
Sex: Female
Father: Richard Henry LILLICRAP (c. 1850-1925)
Mother: Elizabeth Jane SPURR (c. 1855-1917)
Birth Q2 1880 Sampford Spiney, Devon, England
Baptism 16 May 1880 (age 0) Sampford Spiney, Devon, England
Occupation Cook, Servant
Death 17 Jul 1964 (age 84) Exeter, Devon, England

Child 1: Violet Lillicrap WRIGHT

Name: Violet Lillicrap WRIGHT1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Edward Roy RETTER (1912-1973)
Birth 4 Mar 1912 Crediton Registration District, Devon, England5
Residence 1939 (age 26-27) Exeter, Devon, England
Census 29 Sep 1939 (age 27) Exeter, Devon, England6
21 Whiteway Drive, Exeter
Occupation 29 Sep 1939 (age 27) Unpaid domestic duties; Exeter, Devon, England6
Death 25 Jul 2009 (age 97) Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

Child 2: Sidney John "Jack" WRIGHT

Name: Sidney John "Jack" WRIGHT1
Sex: Male
Spouse: Rachel Mary PETT (1922-2007)
Birth 21 Sep 1913 Sandford, Devon, England
Death 1999 (age 85-86) Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital- Exeter, Devon, England

Child 3: Betty WRIGHT

Name: Betty WRIGHT1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Arthur Freeman Smith JUNALUSKA (1912-1978)
Birth Q1 1920 Sandford, Devon, England
Occupation Nurse
Death 11 Jun 2005 (age 85) Exeter, Devon, England

Child 4: Peggy Mary WRIGHT

Name: Peggy Mary WRIGHT1
Sex: Female
Birth 1 Nov 1921 Sandford, Devon, England7
Occupation Nursing Sister
Death Q2 1979 (age 57) Manchester, Lancashire, England8

Child 5: Richard Lewis (Jimmy) WRIGHT

Name: Richard Lewis (Jimmy) WRIGHT1
Sex: Male
Spouse: PRIVATE ( - )
Birth Q3 1923 Sandford, Devon, England
Death Jun 2013 (age 89)

Note on Husband: John Berry "Jack" WRIGHT

Born at Land Farm, Sandford.JB Joined the army in 1905. He fought in the first battle in Flanders in August 1914, and in 1918 was invalided out with a broken leg.Probabaly in the Royal Army Service Corps according to military experts who have examined his cap badge in photos.

John and Annie are in the Village, Sandford in 1939

Note on Wife: Annie LILLICRAP

In 1891 Annie is at Bythedown Farm with her parents.

By 1901 Annie is working as a "cook domestic" in the house of the Bearne family - occupation of Lewis Bearne given as "Clay merchant and Lieutenant-Colonel, Volunteers" at Brianstowe, Kingsteignton.

In 1911 she is a servant at Cowley Place, the house of Arthur Wyatt Edgell- JP. In addition to the five family members there are 8 servants in the house.

It was while she was working at this house that John Berry Wright, cycling to work in Exeter noticed her sitting on the wall, and struck up a conversation, which led to their marriage.


1"Nick Heard". This GEDCOM is predominantly the work of Nick Heard, but it incorporates the collaborated work of many other family historians. You are welcome to use the information herein but please acknowledge the source. Every effort has been made to ensure the data is accurate, but any use you make of it is entirely at your own risk. (c) Nick Heard 2009
2"Census 1891 Wright 2".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Lewis William Wright Head M 40 Agricultural Implement Maker Sandford, Devon
Mary Martha Wright Wife M 40 High Street - Crediton, Devon
Emma Kathleen Wright Dau S 13 Scholar Sandford, Devon
Clara Jefferis Wright Dau S 9 Scholar Crediton , Devon
John Berry "Jack" Wright Son S 4 Scholar Sandford, Devon
George Jefferis Wright Son S 2 Sandford, Devon
Nellie Louise Wright Dau S 2 mths Sandford, Devon
Crediton, Cheriton Fitzpaine ED 11 RG12 Piece 1761 Folio 86 Page 5. Cit. Date: 5 April 1891. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3"Census 1901 Wright 8".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Lewis William Wright Head M 50 Agricultural Implement Maker Sandford, Devon
Mary Martha Wright Wife M 49 High Street - Crediton, Devon
Frederick Lewis Wright Son S 21 Plumber and Painter Crediton , Devon
John Berry "Jack" Wright Son S 14 Scholar Sandford, Devon
George Jefferis Wright Son S 12 Scholar Sandford, Devon
Ida Mary Wright Dau S 5 Scholar Sandford, Devon
Sandford ED 9 Crediton, Cheriton Bishop RG13/2131 Folio 70 Page 7. Cit. Date: 31 March 1901. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4"Census 1911 Sandford, Devon, England RG14/13204 RG78/765 RD281 SD4 ED9 SN39 (Lewis Wright)".
Text From Source: Name Related Cond Age Occupation Birth Place
Lewis William Wright Head Mar 60 Agricultural Implement Maker and Wheelwright Sandford, Devon, England
Mary Martha Wright Wife Mar 59 Household Duties High Street - Crediton, Devon, England
John Berry "Jack" Wright Son Unm 24 Wheelwright Sandford, Devon, England
Nellie Louise Wright Dau Unm 20 Assisting in Household Duties Sandford, Devon, England
Catherine(Caroline) Milton 87 Living on her means Crediton , Devon, England
RG14/13204 RG78/765 RD281 SD4 ED9 SN39. Cit. Date: 2 April 1911. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5"GRO Certified Birth". Crediton 5b 669. Cit. Date: March 1912.
6"Census 1939 Exeter, Devon, England 1939 Register (Vi Retter)" (1939 Register).
Text From Source: Name of person,Status,Gender,Birthdate,Condition,Occupation,Comments
Edward Roy Retter,,M,4 Dec 1912,M,Supervisor, Terchnical Gas Fitter,
Violet Lillicrap Retter,,F,4 Mar 1912,M,Unpaid domestic duties,
7"GRO". Crediton 5b 599. Cit. Date: Q4 1921.
8"GRO". Manchester v38 p0931. Cit. Date: Q2 1979.