WRIGHT, Tring, 19th Century
I am afraid that the main part of your question falls outside my area of expertise but I can make a few comments.
Births, marriages and deaths overseas were recorded in separate registers, which are held at the Family Resource Centre. They do not form part of the main series of registers, and I have no idea whether they are accessible online. However James's death in 1875 should be recorded there. This will have the place of death, and may well identify the regiment. If not at least you will know where he was stationed - which should narrow it down considerably.
However I may be able to make some suggestions about his links with Tring. The name James Wright is too common to be certain but at the time of the 1851 census the following family were living at Tring Ford (between the town of Tring and Marsworth, adjacent to the reservoirs for the Grand Junction Canal.
|William Wright||Head||45||Carpenter||Aston Clinton, Bucks|
|Elizabeth Wright||Wife||41||Harwich, Essex|
|Ellen Wright||Daughter||19||Straw plaiter||Tring|
|George Wright||Son||17||Carpenter's labourer||Aston Clinton, Bucks|
|James Wright||Son||15||Straw plaiter||Aston Clinton, Bucks|
|Catherine Wright||Daughter||9||Straw plaiter||Aston Clinton, Bucks|
|Thomas Wright||Son||6||Aston Clinton, Bucks|
|Ann Wright||Daughter||3||Marsworth, Bucks|
This would suggest that James was born just before civil registration started. It could be worth checking the 1871 census at the address given on the 1868 birth certificate you have, and at the address you have for the 1881 census. After all James may not have joined up until after the 1871 census - or may have been away in the army, leaving his wife at home.
Bob Badrick (bobbadrick @t xtra.co.nz) of New Zealand writes: William Wright was my Gt-gt-gt-Grandfather. His daughter Ellen or Helen was of course my gt-gt-Grandmother. She married Uriah Badrick of Long Marston. She had four sons William, Arthur, James and Thomas. She died in 1860 of typhus in Wilstone. Thank you Chris for the 1851 census read out. I have recently been looking for some link to the Wrights. William Wright was born in Aston Clinton.
There are web pages for Tring
If you can add to the information given above tell me.
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