The Wright Connection

I had an email from Charles Wright last night. He’d noticed the blog, and explained that we were both descendants of Francis Wright of Osmaston Manor, Derbys (see photo below). Turns he was also at school with my brother Marcus, but doesn’t appear to have been too scarred by the experience. Seems like Charles is a great source of family history and strange connections, which is exactly the sort of thing I’m after. For example, my ancestor Charles Fox the engineer was awarded a knighthood for his part in building the Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition of 1851 (see more here).

Osmaston Manor
Osmaston Manor

He also sent me a Cousins’ Prayer Union from his great, or perhaps even great great, aunt. It came with a huge list of names including my father’s. So I’ll try and do something with these once I figure out how to retain the formatting between MS Word and the WordPress blog. More on all this soon, but in the meantime here’s the Cousins’ Prayer Union which I’ve had to adapt slightly to work in HTML:

Helping together by Prayer.” – 2 Cor. i.11.
Looking for that blessed hope
and the glorious appearing of the great God and
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
” – Tit.ii.13

Cousins’ Prayer Union





O God, Our heavenly Father, we commit to Thy Fatherly care all whom we love, especially those from ___________. O Lord, remember them for good; be Thou with each one of them; keep them outwardly from all harm; and above all, bless and strengthen them in their souls. Pour out thy Holy Spirit upon them to guide them into all truth. Grant unto each one of us that we may be standing with our loins girded and our lamps burning, waiting for the coming of our Lord. And we also bless Thy Holy Name for all Thy servants departed this life in Thy faith and fear; beseeching Thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of Thy Heavenly Kingdom; grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

Let us remember the families

Uncle John
Uncle Henry
Aunt Bessie
Aunt Selina
Uncle Frank
Aunt Fannie
Aunt Mary
Uncle Fitz
Uncle Phil
– 1st week:
– 2nd week:
-3rd week:

– 4th week:
– 1st week:
– 2nd week:
– 3rd week:
– 4th week:
Jan | Mar

Feb | Apl

May | Jun

Jun | Aug

Sep | Nov

Oct | Jun


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