Jessie Margaret Smith (19) was born in 1899 at Chignal in Essex.




In 1901 she was living at Bards Hall Farm, Mashbury Road, Great Waltham, Essex.


Her home in 1911 was Fairstead Lodge, Witham, Essex but she appears to have been deleted from the Census schedule and must have been staying elsewhere that day !


She married on 18th December, 1929 at Felsted Congregational Church to William Outlaw Wright (21).




Essex Newsman 21st December, 1929


Essex Newsman 21st December, 1929


Chelmsford Chronicle 20th December, 1929


         Congregational Church, Felsted


William was a Civil Engineer, qualified AMICE, AMJME and DLC, and I believe they met whilst he was involved in the construction of a Sugar Beet Factory in Felsted, Essex (now demolished).




He was the son of Walter Edward Wright, born 1868, in Wattisfield, Suffolk.

He was at one time a doctorÕs servant and later a farrier.  Walter Edward married in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1903 to Lorna Elizabeth Outlaw. His grandfather, Ephraim Wright, also born in Wattisfield, was an earthenware dealer.


William died in Chelsea, London in 1976.



The couple had retired to Fernside, Chelmsford Road, Felsted.


This was one of two similar properties built by Joseph George Smith alongside Glandfields Farm and where Joseph himself had spent his retirement. Jessie Margaret continued to live there until her death in Braintree, Essex in December, 1997.



Jessie Margaret and William Outlaw Wright had one son – George Edward Outlaw Wright (22)