Amelia Wright-Rigg (1852-1925)

Amelia Wright-Rigg (1852-1925)

Amelia Wright was born on 22nd September 1852 at 75 Greenfield Street, Upper Mile End Old Town. On the birth registration John Wright a Gunsmith signed with a X. Her mother is given as Amelia Wight formerly Cannon. Amelia Wright married James Rigg on 16 May 1875 at St Peter Stepney. His father was described as a Tailor, and her father as a Gun maker. The witnesses were Charles Wright and Sarah Wright.

They had the following children:

In the 1841 census a record has yet to be positively identified.

In the 1851 census [HO107/1552 Folio: 80, Page: 27] at 75 Greenfield Street Stepney there resided:

In the 1861 census [RG9/277] at 12 Langdale Street, St George in the East, Tower Hamlets there are recorded:

In the 1871 [RG10/265] census Amelia appears at 47 Richmond Rd, Islington St Andrew, Finsbury

and also with her family at 4 Ann Street, St George in the East, Tower Hamlets

In the 1881 census [RG11/0456-100 Page Number:17] she and her family were living with her parents at 6 Ann Street Census Place London, Middlesex, England. They were recorded as:

In the 1891 census at 6 Tillman St, St George [RG12/288] were included:

In the 1901 census the family is recorded at 18 Bermuda Street, Mile End Old Town and the family comprised:

and at 125 Jamaica Street, Mile End Old Town, Stepney [RG13/330]:

She died a widow aged 72 on 5th October 1925 at 18 Bermuda Street. The death was certified by her daughter Elmina Clarke (née Wright) of 26 Exmouth Street Mile End Old Town, who was present at the death.

Her parents were John Wright (1828-??) and Amelia Cannon-Wright (1826-1901+) who were married on 23rd April 1848 at At Andrews Enfield [1848Q2 Edmonton Vol:III, Page: 109].
Elmina Wright-Clark(e) signed the marriage certificate as a witness to the marriage of James Charles Rigg and Elizabeth Dilday on 23rd August 1919. This then fixes the spelling of her firstname. Elmina Wright aged 22 married Frederick Clarke of 70 Richard Street on 24th March 1895 at St Thomas Church Stepney. Her father was given as John Wright a Gun Maker and his father as Benjamin Clarke a Warehouseman. The witnesses were J Rigg and A C Rigg.

Amelia Rigg was an aunt of my grandfather.