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John Wright


Landowner and breeder of dogs, horses, and cattle. Of Yeldersley House and Osmaston Manor, Derbyshire, and Hawkhurst Court, Sussex. JP for Derbyshire, Staffordshire, and Sussex. Assumed the name Osmaston in lieu of Wright by deed poll in 1876. Correspondent of George Cupples.


Burke’s landed gentry (1952), p. 1938

Correspondence vol. 16, letter from George Cupples, 26 May 1868

Correspondence vol. 22, letter from George Cupples, 21 February 1874, enclosure 5.


Burke’s landed gentry: A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland enjoying territorial possessions or high official rank but unvisited with heritable honours. Burke’s genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry. By John Burke et al. 1st–18th edition. London: Henry Colburn [and others]. 1833–1969.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.