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Descendants of John Tripp

Generation No. 2

      2. Ann3 Tripp (John2, Nathaniel1) was born 1605 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England, and died Abt. 1649. She married Edmund Ingalls March 1637/38 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996 ). He was born Abt. 1598 in Skirbeck Lincolnshire, England, and died September 16, 1648 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts.

Notes for Ann Tripp:

Ann TRIPP was christened on 17 Aug 1599 in St. Peter, Bartonuponhumber, Lincoln, England. She was born in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England. She was seated to parents on 13 Mar 1958 in the Arizona LDS temple. She was baptized into the LDS church SUBMITTED. She was endowed SUBMITTED. She has reference number 8NS2-LH. !SOURCE: The ingalls family; by Charles Burleigh; film #1036049.

Notes for Edmund Ingalls:
Was christened on 26 June 1586 in Wyberton, Lines, Eng. He was born in Skirbeck, Lincoln. Eng. He died in Mar 1648 in Salem, Essex, Mass. He was buried on 19 Sep 1648. He was baptized into the LDS church SUBMITTED. He was endowed SUBMITTED. He was sealed to parents SUBMITTED. He has reference number 8NS2_MN. !SOURCE: The Ingalls family; by Charles Burleigh; film #1036049. He was married to Ann TRIPP in Mar 1638 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England. H was sealed to spouse SUBMITTED in the Arizona LDS temple.
Edmund Ingalls - Drowned in Saugus River, owing to a defective bridge, while going to Boston on horseback. Named in FA's will, "Eldest sonne who was lawfully gegot." Came to Salem, Ma. in Gov Endicott's company in 1628 with his brother Francis and four others. He commenced the settlement of Lynn in 1629. He was a man of goot character, but court records of 20 July 1646 show he was fined for bringing home sticks in both his arms on the Sabbath day from Mr. Holyoke's rails, witnesses Joseph Fflood, Obadya Fflood, Jane Fflood. There were probably jealous neighbors and it goes to show the steict observance of the Sabbath in those days. (information from Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire) His name is often found on the town records showing him to be one of the prominent citizens. In March 1648, while travelling to Boston on horseback, he was drowned in the Saugus River, owing to a defective bridge. His heirs recovered damages from the town. His will was probated Sept 16, 1648 and the estate appraised at 135 pounds.

Children of Ann Tripp and Edmund Ingalls are:
+ 4 i.   Robert4 Ingalls, born Abt. 1621 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England; died January 03, 1690/91 in Lynn, Essex, Mass.
  5 ii.   Elizabeth Ingalls, born 1622 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts; died June 09, 1676 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996). She married Francis Dane September 21, 1677 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); born November 20, 1615 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); died February 17, 1696/97 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).
  6 iii.   Faith Ingalls, born Abt. 1623 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England; died WFT Est. 1654-1717 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996). She married Andrew Allen WFT Est. 1654-1689 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); born Abt. 1623 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); died WFT Est. 1654-1714 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).
  7 iv.   John Ingalls, born Abt. 1625 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England; died December 31, 1721 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996). He married Elizabeth Barrett May 26, 1667 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); born Abt. 1646 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); died March 05, 1716/17 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).
  8 v.   Sarah Ingalls, born Abt. 1626 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England; died WFT Est. 1657-1720 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996). She married William Bitner WFT Est. 1657-1692 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); born Abt. 1626 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); died WFT Est. 1657-1717 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).
  9 vi.   Henry Ingalls, born 1627 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England; died February 08, 1717/18 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996). He married Mary Osgood July 06, 1653 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); born Abt. 1633 in Wherwell, Hampshire, England (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); died December 16, 1686 in Andover, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).
  10 vii.   Samuel Ingalls, born Abt. 1634; died WFT Est. 1678-1726 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996). He married Ruth Eaton December 09, 1656 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); born Abt. 1625 in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); died WFT Est. 1677-1720 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).
  11 viii.   Mary Ingalls, born Abt. 1636 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England; died WFT Est. 1667-1730 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996). She married John Eaton WFT Est. 1667-1702 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); born Abt. 1636 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996); died WFT Est. 1667-1727 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).
  12 ix.   Joseph Ingalls, born Abt. 1638 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England; died WFT Est. 1639-1728 (Source: Brøderbund WFT Vol. 2, Ed. 1, Tree #1413, Date of Import: Aug 18, 1996).

      3. John3 Tripp (John2, Nathaniel1) was born 1610 in Lincolnshire Northumberland Co., England, and died February 12, 1677/78 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He married Mary Ann Paine Abt. 1638 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, daughter of Anthony Paine and Rose Potter. She was born Abt. 1611 in Northumberland Co., England, and died February 12, 1686/87 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Notes for John Tripp:

John Tripp the Founder is my 8th Great Grandfather
The first Tripp to come to America is the ancestor of so many of us that
someone appropriately tagged him " The Founder ". By his own hand, he wrote that
he had 11 brothers and sisters, so he evidently did not have much to start with.
For that reason he indentured himself to experienced people so that he could
learn the carpenter trade. He was admitted as an inhabitant of the island of
Aquidneck, (Later Rhode Island), and on April 30, 1638 signed a compact with
twenty-eight others as follows: "We whose names are underwritten do acknowledge
ourselves the legal subjects of His Majesty king Charles, and in his name do
hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politic, unto his laws according to
matters of justice".
Records show that he accumulated land in Dartmouth, (that he purchased
from John Alden), land in Narragansett, land in Westerly and land on Hog Island.
This island got its name from the fact, that all of the hogs that were not
controlled by their owners by fences or buildings, were hauled over and turned
loose on Hog Island! I don't know what John did with them, when he started
farming the island! I guess this was the first Tripp to raise pigs in this
John Tripp was active in several aspects of the government, including
Commissioner. He was Deputy for the following years:
1648,1654,1655,1658,1661,1662,1663,1664,1666,1667,1668,1669,and 1672.
He left in his will various lands, buildings plus orchards, and fencing.
John Tripp married Mary Paine in 1639 and during the next 21 years had,
and then reared eleven children. From the New Bedford Massachusetts Library we
have secured records for first generation of all the children and subsequent
years for John Tripp Junior, Peleg Tripp, Joseph Tripp, Abiel Tripp, James
Tripp, and Sylvanus Tripp. Together with additional information about Abiel
Tripp from Warren Forrest Tripp, of Wheatridge Colorado and Paul Tripp of
Pennsylvania who recently moved to Provo Utah; We have attempted to collect and
install in this computer as many of John Tripp's decendants as may be found,
so that all Tripps anywhere, may have an opportunity to connect and have the
same knowledge of their ancestory that we now enjoy. More later-
Herman William Tripp--Remembering----

Flash--New News
Robert Tripp and his wife Dortha Tripp just called me to tell me the news! They
recently visited the Tripp House in Scranton Pennsylvania that was evidently
built by Isaac Tripp's son Isaac Tripp. The house is purported to be built on
and around the original log house built in 1778. That was the year that
Grandpa Isaac was killed by the Indians with nine spears put through him! The
new news though, is that records from this house indicate that John Tripp the
Founder set sail on June 10th 1635, on the ship named TrueLove, to come to
this country. This is our first information about his leaving England date and
And on which ship he sailed. Good news it is!
Herman William Tripp--Remembering
John Tripp, Gentleman, Pioneer, At Work
by Caroline Valentine writing in the Valentine Research Studio, in Washington
D.C., published in 1932. Verbatim:
As the centuries have wheeled into the past, five hundred men, or
possibly a thousand, have answered to the unassuming name, John Tripp. It may
be supposed that none of these ever once dreamed, that from him should come a
man to sit on the American throne. Yet this honor came to John the Founder, in
prospect, and in very fact to one of his descendants.
All that we find recorded of him shows that John Trippe of Portsmouth
did his daily task with his might, looking for the Light, and in the fear of God
as He was conceived by them of the Friends' persuasion.
As plain country squire, at many points in old England; as lawyer; as
physician; as clergyman of the established, stereotyped sort; as colonial
deputy; as Mayor and representatime of his King, John Tripp was always "John
Tripp, Gentleman".
Manifesting in multifarious forms, he played always an estimable part,
and no records of John Tripp show that he was ever less than an honorable man,
strictly "on the job" that fell to him in his then sphere.
But the very formal term, John Tripp, Gentleman, found in the old
records, was brought over from England, even as was John himself. The line
back into the mists of the conquror's time is so long, that no one may now
tell how many John Tripps trod English soil. The family name was certainly
John, and a common custom of giving the names of the founder of the family, and
of the father and grandfather to the elder sons in every family, held for
untold generations among the Tripps.
Ancient deeds long held by English Tripps, even in west England,
testify to the family grip on the soil throughout many centuries. English
genealogists seem to agree that Canterury was the place of inception as far as
history shows, and one of the stanard English Genealogical firms informs us
that no Tripp family there known can be traced to any but the one root in Kent.
It is of record that a Tripp of 1325 held right to a coat of arms; but the date
of its conferment is missing.
Sir Charles Tripp, who bore it, was a well-known lawyer of the Middle
Temple, London, whose arms are both shown and described. He was son of that
English John Trippe, Gentleman, who lived both in the sixeenth and the
seventeenth centuries. His father (and probably he, himself) saw life as it was
keenly lived in France as well as in England. For the father, according to the
English heralds, was John Trippe, Vice-Marshal of Calais.
A very gorgeous John Tripp, Gentleman, in crimson and gold, executed the
city ordinances of Hull, as its Mayor, in 1669. we find him under the heading
"John Tripp, 1660" in a most quaint old English book of notables who had been
schoolmates in Lincolne county or elsewhere. The style is often humorous, but
the English owe the author a great debt for historical items lacking elsewhere.
This John was Chamberlain; then Sheriff; then Mayor of Hull, 1669.
John Tripp, Gentleman, Pioneer At Work
John the Founder's appearance in Portsmouth, was in 1638; in Providence,
under date of May 16, 1648. He had come over in the same ship with William Hall
in 1635. His name appears on the organization list of Portsmouth as John
On this list appeared the names of eleven families with whom the
Tripps were to intermarry. One of these was that of Anthonie Paine, John's
father in law; another, that of William Haule (Hall), three of whose children
became "in laws" to John Tripp, later. Thus, the founding of Portsmouth seems
rather a family affair.
The remnant of the earliest records of Portsmouth now available contains
no less than 80 references to John Tripp, the Founder of the New England line of
English Tripps. The indexers agree that the spellings Trip, Tripe, and Tripp
belong also to the family of Trippe.
In 1649, we find John serving on a jury; as also in 1650, 1653, etc. By
this time, three fourths the recorded names are of those related, or to be
related by marriage to the first John Tripp, and to assist in carrying on his
family line.
In 1651, he is clerk of "the wayghts and measures". In the same year he
makes an agreement with Ralph Earle concerning a line fence. This precise paper
fills one and one half pages of the records, as printed. It was signed in the
presence of four witnesses, one of whom was Benedict Arnold. The meat of it was
that each signer should play fair with the other, as to reciprocity on stones
and in the work of building the stone fence; a chief object being to "make
there sayed landes several to each of their private uses."
John was between two fires, in that Ralph Earl's land joined him on
both the north and the south sides. One point of the agreement read thus: "From
yeare to yeare, so long as those sayd lots ly open together, Earl's to Tripp's
aforenamed, that they will not on either of these said lots damnify each other
by Cattell there put by their order." This agreement was considered so
important that the heirs of both signers are included in its terms, and a
forfeit of twenty pounds sterlng is laid on the failure; to be "payed by the
Ptie defective, unto the other Ptie engaged therein". Formal seals completed
the document, when signed.
It was a wise move to block trouble with bounding neighbors. I can
recall, as grandchild of New York pioneers six generations later, the threats of
law-suits and the loud words following the neglect of fences, which led to
raids by neighbors' cattle, on growing grain.
Having served his town freely and well whenever needed, John Tripp came
to the honor of being chosen Committeeman for the Generall Court. This was an
important term, for this committee was authorized to meet with those of the
other towns, "at the day Nuport neighbors shall apoint, with as full power to
act as if the towne were present."
The same "Meetinge of the Inhabitants of Portsmouth" that chose John
Tripp as representative, voted also, "that Assamequin shall have his coate
payed him forthwith for his rent of the medows on the maine land, on the north
side of Roade Ilande".
In 1655, John Tripp was chosen "commissioner of the Colony, to transact
the business of the Generall Court to be held at Providence at the usuall
tyme". He here appears as "Mr. John Tripp." Serving with him were John Roome,
John Briggs, Thomas Lauton and Mr. Thomas Brownell.
Portsmouth, by this time, was becoming important. Even among this
goodly people, thieves were abroad, it seems; who, if they could but remove
cattle from the island, could then snap their fingers at all authority. The
ferries became increasingly important. Thus, in August of the year 1666, the
town meeting appointed John Tripp, his son in law's father, William Hall and two
others "to survaie and view all cattell that shall be henceforth transported
off the Iland and to take the names of all such as transport cattell, the day of
the month when, the number of the Generall Cattel, with there severall ear
marks and if any have cattel that have not their own eare marke or that have
other markes than ther owen the survayers are hereby required to make stopp
of them, unless thay give satisfaction to the survayers how they cam by those
Cattel, so differently marked. and the survayeers are to see the Cattell boated
and if any carry cattell off the Land in the night, though survayed before,
shall have a survayer to see them at ther going of shore or shall forfeit tenn
pounds and stand to further sensuer of the toune".
Serving frequetly on the Town Council, John was chosen also in 1661,
with five others, to serve as a "Court of Comitioners" at Portsmouth. The
following year he was chosen to serve on the next General court of
Commissioners to be held at Warwick.
The report of the town meeting for February, 1663 notes that four
"Comitioners or deputyes" were chosen to serve at a General Court to be held
at Newport. Of these, was Mr. John Tripp. Another was his brother in law Mr.
Lott Stange; who had married Alice Paine, sister to John Tripp's wife Mary.
In the meantime, John's family is increasing and maturing. The year
1666 sees John appear on the records as "Mr. John Tripp senior". he serves this
year on the Grand Jury. A new duty--of Rate making is laid upon him in 1666. He
is chosen for the Grand Jury (with two others). He is kept, as in most years, in
the post of Surveyor of Cattle, and is again chosen deputy to the General
Assembly. In 1667, the town chooses him to serve, with Albro, Cooke, Aly,
William Hall and Sanford, to devise a method of preventing "the destruction of
wood and timber of this township" and some method of redress for the town.
In June of 1667, John Tripp is once more chosen as one of the four
Portsmouth "deputies for ye next Generall Court, as deputy. In 1669, he serves
again in the General Assembly, held at Newport in May of that year. In 1672 he
serves in the April Assembly, and also in that of October.
John Tripp, the Founder, is now aging. He has but six more years in
which to prove his value. But during these years he is allowed no surcease of
work. In this year of 1672, he becomes moderator of the Portsmouth meeting; to
which office he is chosen each year therafter up to and including 1675. As rate
maker; as surveyor of cattle; as keen eyed representative of his town in many
capacities, he does his unhurried and faithful duty. As moderator, he is
hampered by rules hitherto unknown to the presiding officers; since, in the last
previous meeting, the town council voted that for the future, "noe Towne
meetinge shall have power to act in affaires Relatinge to the Towne Except
there be at least the number of fifteene prescent at the Said meeting. And
further ordered that for the future, noe Moderator of the Towne Meeting Shall
presume to desolve Such Said Meeting without the Major vote of the said
Meetinge. And if any Moderator shall from the meeting withdraw himself, without
the leave of the major part of the meeting, it shall be in the power of that
meetinge to elect another to the place of Moderator."
In 1675, Mr. John Tripp was chosen by the town council for three
several offices besides that of moderator. One of these was that of prover and
sealer of weights and measures, "accordinge as the law of this Collony hath
provided." in 1676, 1677 and 1678 he is still filling important town offices.
This last year sees his last appearance on the records.
In April of the year 1679, "the widow Mary Tripp" receives from the
Town Council" a License for one year to Sell Victuals and drink to Travelers
and to afford them entertainment as may bee needful and Conveient, they first
giveing bond according to law for the keeping of good order and do also pay
into the Treasury ten Shillings for each License".
So far as the records indicate, the public work of John Tripp was never
spectacular; but these were sober-minded men, and the same might be said of
almost any man of record at Portsmouth during this period. this John was most
surely a man of keen mind and great personal integrity, for his name comes into
prominence in every essential matter, and wherever money is the crux of the
situation, except in connection with the Treasury. But William Wodell was
long the Treasurer for the town of Portsmouth. he was also many times a deputy
from Portsmouth.
As, at this period, every priviledge that high authority could offer was
for members of the established church, the church of England, and that every
indignity and tax that could be conceived was visited upon non-members, under
many of the colonial governments, we may imagine how much need the quiet group
of Friends had of the stiff neck which was supposed to be their crowning
The "Sufferings", at one period, any Friend came to be ranked very
high in the estimation of his Order. John Simcock, close friend and valued
counselor of William Penn, was a notable "sufferer"; nor did the least
conspicuous escape his tax of scorn and obloquy, anguish and financial loss.
Costly, indeed, was it to "follow The Light", in their time.
In 1658, Roger Williams wrote: "It was not price nor money that
could have purchased Rhode Island. Rhode Island was obtained by love; by the
love and favor which that honorale gentleman, Sir Henry Vane, and myself, had
with that great Sachem, Miantonomie".
Nine years after John Tripp signed the Aquidneck group covenant, he set
his name to a marvelous politico-human document in Providence. its basis and
tenor were human love and human liberty. It, too, was a covenant, its purpose
being to place upon record: "That we are not willfully opposite, nor careless
and senceless, and therby meanes of our own and others' ruine and destruction.
And especiallly in Testimonye of our fidelitye and Cordiall affections unto one
another heere present, so that there may be a currant, peaceable and Comfortble
John, Peleg and Joseph Tripp, Citizens
At the time when the first John appeared in the Generall Court. Mr.
Roger Williams was chosen to be assistant. This Assembly was called by the
Islanders the "Generall Court of Election". It was then ordered that six men
should be chosen for each town, in whom the General Court should be continued.
Also that the Generall Court of Tryall should be held "by course", wherever the
actions should arise, and at such times as the committee should choose. This
seems suplementary to the previous work of the General Assembly.
On this committee appeared the names of Weeden, lawton, Almy, Briggs,
Wilbor and Green: into whose families the descendants of John Tripp were soon to
marry. Continued under Peleg Tripp.
Bock: (American Families 2; Newport Historical Magazine 4 [1883]:50-7; Arthur
D. Dean, Genealogy of the Tripp Family Descended from Isaac Tripp of Warwick
Rhode Island and Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania [Scranton PA:1903]; George L.
Randall, Tripp Genealogy: Descendants of James son of John Tripp [New
Bedford:1924] 5; Valentine Research Studio, Tripp will, Deed, and Ways
[Washington DC:1932]; James Savage, "Genealogical Dictionary of the First
Settlers of New England" [Baltimore, 1977] IV:330-1; Beamon Newport County Mar
from Probates [Portsmouth Rec., 315-6; Portsmouth Land Evidence 2/1:129];
John's Resolution from New Bedford Library; Letter from Neil Thompson; Horkstow
Register [bp]).
Herman William Tripp--Remembering......Grandfather John Tripp the Founder

Herman William Tripp--Remembering----my family:
In case we do not return, please note that there are 50,000 plus decendents to
John Tripp, the Founder in this computer. David Joseph Tripp did the first 2900,
so he knows exactly how to run this thing. Clara and I Love You All!!!
Herman William Tripp--Remembering----
Dean; Randall and all his manuscripts from the New Bedford Library; Breffni
Whelan, who specializes on daughters and their decendants, otherwise left out;
Bock: (American Families 2; Newport Historicl Magazine 4 [1883]:50-7; Arthur
Dean, Genealogy of the Tripp Family Descended from Isaac Tripp of Warwick RI
and Wilkes Barre, PA [Scranton PA:1903]; George L. Randall, Tripp Genealogy:
Descendants of James son of John Tripp [New Bedford:1924] 5; Valentine
Research Studio, Tripp Wills, Deeds, and Ways [Washington DC:1932]; James
Savage "Genealogical Dictionary of the 1st Settlers of New England" Baltimore,
1977] IV:330-1; Beamon Newport co. Mar from Probates [Portsmouth Rec., 315-6;
Portsmouth Land Evidence 2/1:129]; John's Resolution from New Bedford Library;
Letter from Neil Thompson; Horkstow Register [bp]);
Herman William Tripp--Remembering......
      According to George L. Randall in his book: Genealogy of Descendants of JOHN TRIPP, JR.
Mr. Randall says John landed at Newport, Rhode Island, in 1630 or 1635. He came to America as an apprentice with Master Randall Holden, who was from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He went to Portsmouth in 1638 and was a signer of the Rhode Island compact on 30 April 1639.
      Breffni Whelan found the following document of John Tripp in the New Bedford, Massachusetts Library:      The resolution of John the said John Tripp concerning the places of his abode: First I was born in Covetown (or Horetow/Horkstow) in Lincolnshire 3 miles from Benton Harbor, and my Father's Name was John Tripp and my mother's name was Isabel Moses and before she married my father when she was a maid and they had about twelve children and much kindred we had and when I grew in years I was put an apprentice to a Shapt (ships) carpenter whose name was John Beaty (Beety, Beedy?) of (Horys)burg three miles from Alsand in Lincolnshire aforesaid where I served years and sometime after wrought with him and after that I bound myself to owe Frances East for 4 pounds a year for 4 years who sold me and I had served him and his assign for about a year and a half. He sold me to Robert Jafra (Jeffery?) then living in Boston and Boston church members persecuted some to the offending of others. My master came to Rhode Island with the said persecuted people and I with him and his wife being sickly and they could not get their maid to Rhode Island with them. People whom the said members had expelled from them. Therefore my master was forced to sell me to Randall Houlding of Portsmouth on Rhode 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 maiden name was Mary Paine. I being about thirty or twenty eight years old or thereabouts, and the Lord hath given us eleven children of when one is dead. The eldest is 29 years old--- - - this 17 on the second month 1670. Praised be thee our Rock who hath been help and unto us at all times give what thou pleased. It is mercy from thee to receive anything for the earth and sea is all thine and the fullness thereof.
      According to the above account, John was in Lincolnshire between 1610 and 1635, In Boston, between 1635 and 1636, in Providence between 1636 and 1637, and in Portsmouth between 1637 and 1677.
      He served four terms as Governor's Assistant of Rhode Island and Sixteen terms as State Representative per Newport Rhode Island court records. He was a Quaker and a carpenter by trade. He was a prominent citizen filling the office of deputy many terms, and he was a member of the town council many years and held other town offices.
      In 1638 his name appeared on a list of inhabitants of the Island of Aquidnect, then within the jurisdiction of Newport, Rhode Island. This information came from COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY LINEAGES OF AMERICA, Volume 20, by the American Historical Company, Inc., New York 1939.
      He married Mary Paine in 1640 probably at Portsmouth. She was the daughter of Anthony Paine and Rose Potter. Mary was born in 1611 in Rhode Island and died 12 February 1687 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Anthony was one of the signers of Portsmouth Company. He was born 1585 in Nowton, Lincolnshire, England, and died before 27 October 1649 in Portsmouth. After his death, Rose married James Weedon. Mr. John Austin wrote that on 27 October 1649 John and his wife Mary gave receipt to Rose Weedon, widow of Anthony Paine, for legacy from the will of the latter. On 6 February 1660, John testified his Uncle Robert Potter sold a certain house and land to John Anthony per Mr. John Austin's THE GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF RHODE ISLAND, pages 160 and 208, and ALLIED FAMILIES, page 249. This is also mentioned in THE RHODE ISLAND GENEALOGICAL REGISTER, volume 3, No. 1, pages 23-26.
      Anthony Paine's parents were John Paine, born about 1555 in England, and Francis Spring who was born about 1555. John Paine's parent were Anthony Paine and Martha Castell.
      Rose Potter was born about 1587 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. She died in 1643 in Portsmouth.
      Before John Tripp and Mary Ann Paine married, she bought three acres from Richard Searle, living in Portsmouth for a pint of wine. The Commission confirmed the land to Mary on 8 December 1666. According to a deposition made by William Collings in 1666, the lot was above the town ferry. The sale was made at William Baulstone's house where she was a barmaid. John ran the ferry.
      John was granted eight acres of land next to Thomas Gorton on 1 March 1643. On 30 November 1657 he had a grant of land on Hog Island for the term of seven years.
      On 8 September 1665, John deeded son Peleg one-quarter of a section of land in Dartmouth, formerly bought from John Alden (THE GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF RI by John Osborne Austin)
      John died 28 October 1678 In Portsmouth, RI. His will dated 6 December 1677 and proved on 28 October 1678, his wife Mary was to be the Executrix. To her all estate, lands, goods, and chattels, movable 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 Pitfield, meadows at Hog Island, all fencing, houses, orchard, etc., "Excepting my new house or south end of my building, etc. To son Abiel, south end of building last mentioned with lot adjoining and other land. To son Peleg, 5 pounds, To son Joseph, 10 pounds. To son James, one-eighth of a share of land at Dartmouth and rights in Narragansett and Westerly. to daughter Martha, 20 pounds. To granddaughter Elizabeth Wodell, 10 Pounds.     
      After John's death, Mary married Benjamin Engell on 4 April 1682.
On 15 January 1685, Stephen Mancherter and Elizabeth gave receipt for 10 pounds, legacy from the 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 pounds, to Peleg Tripp, uncle to Elizabeth, for her use. Receipt was now given for same by Elizabeth to both her uncle Peleg and Benjamin and Mary Engell.

From another researcher on the internet: 2. John TRIPP was born about 1610 in England.(1) George L. Randall has written that he saw a document which appeared to be a copy of John's own statement about his origins: " viz., I John Tripp, b. Northumberland Co., Eng., Son of John and Isabel (Moses) of Lincolnshire: b. 1610; was apprenticed to the house carpentry trade, and with his Master, Randall Holden, came to Newport or Portsmouth, in 1630; after completing his time he married Mary Paine, dau. of Anthony, and had 11 children -- the paper ends by naming the first child." Mr. Randall does not disclose the whereabouts of this important document, nor does he explain the reason for its change from first to third person. He emigrated in 1635 from Canterbury area of co. Kent, England. (2) Another source finds the family roots here and that John Tripp came on the same ship as William Hall and that his name appears in 1638 on the Aquidneck Group Covenant with the heads of eleven other families with whom the Tripps were to intermarry. He Special Event occurred when he signed the Compact of Portsmouth with twenty-eight others. on 30 Apr 1639 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. (3) He Special Event occured when he signed a covenant for human love and liberty in Dec 1647 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. (4) He died in 1677/78 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He was also known as Tripp, Trip and Trippe.. (5) Nowadays the final "e" has been largely dropped and the name is almost entirely always spelled with a double "p". Most of the New England Tripps appear to be descended from John Tripp, an immigrant to Portsmouth, Rhode Island, many of whose descendants professed the Quaker faith.
He was married to Mary TRIPP (PAINE) (daughter of Anthony PAINE and Unknown first wife PAINE) about 1639 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.(6) The will of Anthony Paine, dated May 6, 1649 and proved the following year makes specific reference to his daughter Mary Tripp. John TRIPP and Mary TRIPP (PAINE) had the following children:

+3 i. P597
+4 ii. P568
+5 iii. P598
6 iv. Mary WODELL (TRIPP) (WODELL) (GATCHELL) was born about 1646 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
7 v. Elizabth HALL (TRIPP) was born in 1648 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
8 vi. Alice HALL (TRIPP) was born in 1650 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
9 vii. Isabel SHERMAN (TRIPP) was born in 1651 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
10 viii. Abiel TRIPP was born about 1653 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
11 ix. James TRIPP was born about 1656 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
12 x. Martha SHERMAN (TRIPP) was born in 1658 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

Notes for Mary Ann Paine:

Mary Paine is my 8th Great Grandmother. According to Margaret Bock, she was the
daughter of Anthony and Rose (Potter) Paine. She married second Benjamin Engell
on April 4, 1682. Also from Bock: Crapo, Certain Comeovers 1:284; Austin,
Genealogical Dictionary 208; Arnold 4:45 [m]).
Herman William Tripp--Remembering......My Grandmother

Children of John Tripp and Mary Paine are:
+ 13 i.   John4 Tripp, born 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island; died November 20, 1719 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
+ 14 ii.   Peleg Tripp, born 1642 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island; died January 13, 1713/14 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.
+ 15 iii.   Joseph Tripp, born 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI; died November 17, 1718 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA.
+ 16 iv.   Mary Tripp, born 1646 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI; died 1716.
+ 17 v.   Elizabeth Tripp, born 1648 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI; died 1701 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
+ 18 vi.   Alice Tripp, born 1650 in Portsmouth, R. I.; died 1710.
+ 19 vii.   Isabele Tripp, born 1651 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI; died 1716 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
+ 20 viii.   Abiel Tripp, born 1653 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI; died September 10, 1684.
+ 21 ix.   James Tripp, born 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI; died May 30, 1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA.
+ 22 x.   Martha Tripp, born 1658 in Portsmouth R.I.; died Aft. 1717.
+ 23 xi.   Sylvanus Tripp, born 1660 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island; died 1741 in Kittery, York County, Maine.

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