Wright, Nathan, Sir (1654 -1721)
Sir Nathan Wright was the eldest surviving son of the Reverend Ezekiel Wright, Rector of Thurcastow, in Leicestershire, and Dorothy, second daughter of John Oneby, of Hinckley in the same county. He was entered at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, as a Pensioner 15 April 1670, and admitted at the Inner Temple 2 February 1671. He married, in 1676, Elizabeth, daughter of George Ashby, of Quenby. He was called to the bar in 1677. A very successful barrister, he was Recorder of Leicester 1680 1684 and again in 1688, became a King's Serjeant at Law 1692, and a Bencher of the Inner Temple in 1692. He was knighted 5 January 1697. In 1700 he was offered and accepted the office of Lord Keeper of the Great Seal which he held until 1705. The annulet was added by his fifth son, William, who was Recorder of Leicester. It is not present on Stowe MS.415.