Name: John Tripp
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Given Name: John
Change Date: 11 MAY 2016
Birth: BEF 8 SEP 1611 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England
Will: 6 DEC 1677 Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
Death: 12 FEB 1677/8 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
BIRTH, MARRIAGE, & DEATH RECORDS
Portsmouth Vital Records, Book 1, page 4:
Benjamin Engell, and Mary Tripp (widow); m. by John Albro, Asst., April 4, 1682.
NOTE: John Tripp was living in Portsmouth during the time his children were born, so it is assumed that they were born in Portsmouth even though there is no record of their births. The birth years & order of the children have been guessed at, based on such things as marriage dates.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN TRIPP
Manuscript at Free Public Library, New Bedford, Massachusetts:
[Charlou Dolan: The library has no information as to who owns/owned this manuscript, nor any information about when the library made its copy. The original had been folded, and the folded edges had worn away so that the manuscript was in six pieces, which were shoved back together on the copy machine. I have read the manuscript letter-by-letter and transcribed it exactly.]
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The Relation of John the said John Tripp concerning the plases [= places] of his aboad [= abode] first I was born in Horstow [= Horkstow] in Lincolnshire 3 miles from Barton hambar [Barton-upon-Humber] and my father['s] name was John Tripp and my mother['s] name was Isabel moses before she marryed my father when she was a maid and they had about 12 Children and much kindred we had and when I grew in years I was put an apprentice to a shaft carpender whose name was John baats of thorsbey [= Thoresby] 3 miles of [= off] from alsand in Lincone shire [= Lincolnshire] aforesaid where I served 7 yeare and sometime after wrought with him and after that I bound my self to one Frances East for 4 pounds a year for 4 years who sould [= sold] me after I had served him and his asins [= assigns] for about a year and a half hee sould me to Robert Jafra [?Jeffrey] then Liveng in boston and boston Church members persacuting som to the ofending of others my master Came to Rhod Island with the said parsacuted people and I with him and his wife being sickly and they could not git their maid to come to Rhode Island with them because boston members Cried out against Rhode Island people whom the said members had exppeled from them therefore my master was forced to sel me to Randal Houlding of porthmouth one [= on] Rhod Island and I served a while and after bought out the rest of time of him and after a while I married a wife whose maden [= maiden] name was mary paine & being about thirty or twenty eight years old or there about and the Lord hathe given us Eleven Children of which one is ded [= dead] the Eldest Is 29 years old and upward this 17th the second month [= April] 1670 prased be the [= thee] our Rock who hath been help and unto his [own] at all times give what thou pleseth it is marcy from the [= thee] to Receive anything[,] for the Earth and See [= Sea] is all thine and the fulness thereof.
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[Note: The above account written by John Tripp proves that Sylvanus Tripp is NOT a son of John Trip and Mary Paine. John Tripp, in his "relation" above, says that he and Mary had eleven children, of which one is dead. John wrote this long before Sylvanus died, so there is no room in John and Mary (Paine) Tripp's family for Sylvanus.]
LAND & COURT RECORDS
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Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Land Evidence "2nd Book No. 1," page 160:
Will of John Tripp dated 6 Dec 1677; proved 28 Oct 1678.
wife Mary executrix.
To her all estate, lands, goods and chattels, moveable and immovable, during her natural life, "only my old house excepted, or north end of my building which I have given to my son John Tripp formerly."
To son John, house and lot, and 10 acres in the Clay Pit field, meadows at Hog Island, all fencing, houses, orchard, &c, "excepting my new house or south end of my building," &c.
To son Abiel, south end of building last mentioned with lot adjoining and other land.
To son Peleg, £5.
To son Joseph, £10.
To son James, one-eighth of a share of land at Dartmouth and rights in Narragansett and Westerly.
To daughter Martha, £20.
To granddaughter Elizabeth Wodell, £10.
Receipt: 15 Jan 1685 -- Stephen Manchester and Elizabeth gave receipt for £10, legacy from will of John Tripp to his granddaughter Elizabeth Wodell, who Stephen had married; the said John Tripp's widow and executrix Mary, having married Benjamin Engell, and these two last named having delivered the £10, to Peleg Tripp, uncle to Elizabeth, for her use. Receipt was now given for same by Elizabeth, to both her uncle Peleg and Benjamin Engell and Mary.
Father: John Tripp b: 1586?1590 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England
Mother: Isabel Moyses b: BEF 20 MAR 1584/5 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England c: 20 MAR 1584/5 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England
Mary Payne b: BEF 7 OCT 1621 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England c: 7 OCT 1621 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England
- John Tripp b: ABT 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Peleg Tripp b: ABT 1642 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Joseph Tripp b: ABT 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Mary Tripp b: ABT 1646 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Elizabeth Tripp b: ABT 1648 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Alice Tripp b: ABT 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Isabel Tripp b: ABT 1651 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Abiel Tripp b: ABT 1653 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- James Tripp b: ABT 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- Martha Tripp b: 31 AUG 1663 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island, USA
- (son or daughter) Tripp