September 18, 1763, Stockton-on-Tees, North Yorkshire, England.
November 24, 1829, Barnard Castle, County Durham, England.
Wright succeeded his teacher, John Garth, as organist at Sedgefield church, then followed his father as organist at Stockton-on-Tees parish church in 1797, resigning the post in 1817. He then worked in the town as a teacher. His works include a concerto for harpsichord or piano and small orchestra, an operetta and a setting of the Fifth Ode of the First Book of Horace.