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John Wrigley (View posts)
Posted: 974643199000
Trying to trace back seems difficult. My father was Lawrence Wrigley born in Haughton Green (outskirts of Manchester (UK))son of Frank Wrigley, a cotton spinner who died in the '50's aged about 80. His parents, I believe came from the Uppermill area of Oldham (where there are lots of Wrigley's in the graveyard going back to about 1750. I believe that somewhere further back there were 7 Wrigley brothers one of whom emigrated to USA and who was possibly involved with the chewing gum business. This does not seem to tie up with the geanelogy of the founder of the Chewing gum founder and is possibly wrong.

Anybody able to add anything ?

Look forward to any news.

Oldham Wrigley's

Posted: 978126491000
Edited: 1048404079000
I read your message with interest. There is a story in my family that a great or great great uncle of my grandmother Lucy May Wrigley went to America from england and was involved in the chewing gum business. As you said in your message this does not fit in with the history of the chewing gum business. My grandmother's father was William, his father was Thomas and as far as I have been able to find out his father was Thomas from Oldham in Lancashire. Thomas junior came to New Zealand with his wife and family sometime. My grandmother married Edwin Wrigley from Yorkshire but I have not yet been able to find out if they are related.

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John Wrigley (View posts)
Posted: 978236331000
Annie, thanks for your message.
I have a note from the archivist at the Wrigley Corporation which may be of interest - if you EM your address to me I can scan and forward to you.

What part of the world are you? were in UK living in Woking, Surrey, about 200 miles from Oldham (where I went to school)

Looking forward to hearing from you - have a great New Year.



Posted: 983029000000
Edited: 1001541259000
David Wrigley was a doctor who was sent--with his company--to New Zealand. He died while in service in N.Z. He married Mary Mackay of Glasgow, Scotland. They had 3 children, all of whom died when very young.
Do you have any info. or tie-in?

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Robert Kumm (View posts)
Posted: 996189749000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Wrigley
I am the Grandson of Howard Wrigley whose father was Robert.We can get get all the Wrigley's family tree who came here in central Penn..These Wrigley's came from Englang some 200 years ago.Also have two-types of Wrigley's Coat-of-arms and the history of this Surname.

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John Wrigley (View posts)
Posted: 996307741000
Thnaks for your E Mail.

I would welcome a copy of the 'Penn Wrigley's' family tree and the coat of arms.

Look forward to receiving it very much - write direct to


Re: Oldham Wrigley's

Posted: 1009255413000
Classification: Query
Do you have a record of Booth Wrigley? He married Lucy Albiston 24 Jul 1846 at Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire.

My Albiston family lived in Oldham, Dukinfield and Stalybridge.

Craig Albiston

Re: Oldham Wrigley's

Posted: 1014623411000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1017990087000
Surnames: Wrigley
I was interested in your postings. I am researching the Wrigley name in Yorkshire, and have not made any connection yet, but my grandfather is supposed to have had research done years ago and made a conenction.

During WW2, my mum was goign to be evacuated out to Catalina island to stay with some distant Wrigley relatives that my grandparents had been introduced to, but then grandma changed her mind so it never happened.

I have grown up with thr story that there is a link with the chewing gum Wrigleys.

Re: Oldham Wrigley's

John Wrigley (View posts)
Posted: 1015009543000
Classification: Query
Hi Penny.

I too believe that my lot have some connection with the Chewing Gum family but having written to the archivist of the Wrigley Corporation can not link back far enough. The Saddleworth Historical Society seems to be doing additional research on the family name - have you looked on their site or joined up? If you need any further info about SHS let me know.Saddleworth is on the old border between Lancashire and Yorkshire (very bleak)and the Churchyard is full of our ancestors. E Mail me direct if you wish -


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Robert (View posts)
Posted: 1017722471000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1301409751000
Surnames: Wrigley Rigley
Yes-There are Wrigley's here in the U.S.A..There's even Wrigley's here in my home state of Penna..My grandfather was Howard,and his father was James.Now his father was Robert who I think may have came from England.I live about 8-miles from the Wrigley home-stead.I've been doing genealogy for about 23-years now,and still at it.If anyone cares,I do have the full-color of the Wrigley's Coat-of-Arms,and the brief history of that family.If you want more Information or you think I could use some,please write me.Thank You. Robert.
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