The Yeomanry

Captain Ichabod Wright

Ichabod Wright was born in 1767 at Mapperly the family home of his father Thomas Wright. He was gazetted as captain of the Nottingham Troop of Yeomanry on 15th Aug 1794. He was a wealthy banker, land-owner and benefactor in the district. He married Harriet Maria and they had 13 children, 3 sons and 10 daughters. The eldest son was Ichabod Charles Wright of Stapleford, the second was Thomas Ives Wright and the third was John Adolphus Wright who became rector of Ickham. The painting is by John Boultbee who was the commander of the Bunny Troop. It is said to be painted in 1803 but the scarlet uniform with buff facings is the older style which was probably reserved for formal occasions at this time. Ichabdod financed the building of St John's anglican church at Carrington, close to Mapperly. He also was closely involved in the design of the church. There are several windows in the church dedicated to members of his family. At the south east end is the window in memory of Ichabod himself, dedicated by his 10th and youngest daughter, Sophia Lydia. Ichabod relinquished command when the various Troops were incorporated into the South Notts Yeomanry Cavalry in 1826. He died at the age of 96 on 14th Nov 1862.

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