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date: 30 May 2020

Wright, Thomaslocked

(1711–1786)
  • David Knight

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Wright, Thomas (1711–1786), astronomer and landscape gardener, was born on 22 September 1711 at Pegg's Poole House, Byers Green, co. Durham, the third son of John and Margaret Wright. His father was a yeoman and carpenter who had a smallholding. He was educated at home, and then probably (1724?) at ...

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