Tripp Family of Lincolnshire, England and Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
John Tripp b 1575, Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England. He md Isabel Moses abt 1608, daughter of Nicholas Moses. She was b abt 1584. Child of John Tripp and Isabel Moses was:
John Tripp [a] b 1610, Northumberland, England, d 28 Oct 1678, Portsmouth, Newport, RI. He md Mary Paine abt 1638, Portsmouth, Newport, RI, daughter of Anthony Paine. She was b abt 1619, prob England, d 12 Feb 1686/87, Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
John Tripp b 1640, Portsmouth, Newport, RI, d 20 Nov 1719, S. Kingstowne, Washington, RI. He md Susanna Anthony 7 Sep 1665, Portsmouth, Newport, RI, daughter of John Anthony and Susanna Potter.
a. A carpenter by trade, he was admitted an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck in 1638, and the following year, he and 28 others signed the compact "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 politio, unto his laws according to matters of justice." Granted 3 acres of land in 1643, he served as Deputy on 13 occasions between 1648 and 1672. On 6 Feb 1660, he gave testimony, giving his age as 49 years, and that he had heard his uncle, Robert Potter, say that he had sold a certain house and land to John Anthony. He served as Assistant in 1670, and 1673-75, and held many other offices. In his will, proved 28 Oct 1678, he left all of his estate, consisting of lands, goods and chattels, movable and immovable, to wife Mary, 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"; also to son John Tripp he bequeathed a house, lot, and ten acres of land, and meadows at Hog Island, etc.; to his son Abiel Tripp, he gave part of a building with lot adjoining, and other land, and that Abiel make certain payment to his brothers Peleg and Joseph; to his son James Tripp he left a portion of a share of land at Dartmouth, and to daughter Martha he bequeathed money.
GL: One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, by John Osborne Austin, 1893, p 246-247.
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