WRIGHT, Charles

1837 - 1892

Charles Wright was baptised at Langford, Swaffham, Norfolk on 19 February 1837, son of John Wright and his wife Mary. By 1864, Charles was a widower and had moved to Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk when he married widow Emily Avis at Whiting Street Chapel on 17 September 1864. In 1881, Charles was a 43-year-old coal merchant & shopkeeper, living at 40 Southgate Street, Bury St Edmund's with his 39-year-old wife Emily, who was born at Barningham, Suffolk, with 8 children, five sons and three daughters aged between 15 and 3 and all born in Bury St Edmund's. An amateur artist who as C. Wright, in 1882 exhibited a watercolour at the Bury St Edmunds Fine Art Society which was highly commended but simply described as a 'Water Colour' (item 94). Charles Wright died at Bury St Edmund's on 18 August 1892.