1) A maker of wheels and wheeled vehicles.
Found as a by-name and surname in different parts of Yorkshire: 1308 Alcok le Quelewrigh, Hipperholme
1346 John Whelwryght, Selby
1379 Richard Qwelwryght, Halton West
1399 Et de 20s de Johanne Quwelewright in emendacione facta pro convenc’ fracta in cariagio meremii, York. The inventory of a certain Thomas Dalby was drawn up in 1400 and it lists his debts to a wheelwright for items which relate to a carriage formerly in his possession: Alano Quelewright, pro lymers, j codd pour le charet, et j sege, et iiij cloutez … et aliis clavis pur le charet, Richmond. In 1504, land in Thornton le Moor was in the haldyng of Bulmere, a whele wryght and in Beverley, in 1596, the Wheale wrightes were in the guild of carpenters and joiners.