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John Tripp, II

Also Known As: ""The Founder"", "John", "The Founder"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Portsmouth, (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Tripp and Isabel Elizabeth Isabelle Tripp
Husband of Mary Tripp; Martha Tripp and Mary Tripp
Father of John Tripp; Peleg Tripp, Sr.; Joseph Tripp; Mary Gatchell; Samuel Tripp and 8 others
Brother of Robert Tripp, Died Young; Dorothie Tripp; Francis Tripp; Ann Telbe Ingalls; Bridgett Tripp and 4 others

Occupation: Carpenter and Farmer, carpenter, Judge (Hon.), Carpenter, Deputy of Court, Ferry Operator, Public Office Holder, Husbandman, Immigrant, Founder & farmer colonist of R.I.
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About John Tripp, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island

John Tripp[1]

  • M, b. 6 February 1609/10, d. 12 February 1678

John Tripp From a book on the history of Portsmouth, RI 'Richard Searl, a seaman in the early 1600's sold his three acre tract of land to Mary Paine for one pint of wine. She married John Tripp and later, on part of this land, they lived in a house and operated a ferry to Bristol. Their home is now the present address of the Pocasett Country Club.'

John Tripp also had a ferry here and the first mention made is in 1676 when Captain Church of Tiverton, the famous Indian fighter, crossed to Bristol on Tripp's ferry. John Tripp died in 1677 and his wife Mary, continued the business probably with male help. She recieved a license in 1679 to sell food, drink and entertainment.'

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From The Document of John Tripp in the New Bedford, MA library:

  • The resolution of John
  • the said John Tripp concerning the places of his abode. First I was born in Covetown (Horkstow near Barton on Humber) 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 Baaty (Beety, Beedy?) of [Horys]bury three miles of 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 and 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 and ---- 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 rerceive anything for the earth and sea is all thine and the fullness thereof.

Chronology of John Tripp

  • 1610-1635 Lincolnshire
  • 1635-36 Boston
  • 1636-37 Providence
  • 1637-1677 Portsmouth
  • 1640 md. Mary Paine
  • 1678 died

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From The Genealogist A source finds the family roots in the Canterbury area of co. Kent and that John came on the same ship as William Hall. He signed a covenant for human love and liberty dated at Providence in December 1647. On April 30, 1639 he signed the Compact of Portsmouth with 28 others.

On March 18, 1649/50, John and his wife Mary (Paine) gave a rreceipt to Rose Weeden, Mary's step-mother, for a legacy under the will of Anthony Paine, Mary's father.

John served

  • as a juror in 1649, 1650 and 1653.
  • As clerk of the weights and measures in 1651.
  • On the Court of Commisioners in 1661.
  • Many years as the commissioner ot the General Court in Providence.
  • On the General Court of Commissioners in Warwick in 1662.
  • On the Grand Jury in 1666.
  • As a deputy to the General Assembly for many years between 1648 to 1675.
  • Moderator of the Portsmouth meeting.
  • The prover and sealer of weights and measures in 1675.
  • John was a freeman in Portsmouth in 1655.

John's will was dated 6 10 mo. (December) 1677 and proved 28 8th mo. (October) 1678. He said his age was about 67 and named his wife Mary as executrix.

  • .1 He was born on 6 February 1609/10 at Horkstow near Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.[1],[2]
  • He removed to on the ship TrueLove, Newport, Newport Co., RI, on 10 June 1635 had been apprentised to the house carpentry trade and came with his Master Randall Holden.[2]
  • He married Mary Paine, daughter of Anthony Paine and Susannah Rose Potter, on 4 April 1639 at Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI.[1]
  • John Tripp died on 12 February 1678 at Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI, at age 68.1,2

Children of John Tripp and Mary Paine

  • 1. John Tripp+1,2 b. 1640, d. 20 Nov 1719
  • 2. Peleg Tripp+1 b. 1642, d. 13 Jan 1714/15
  • 3. Joseph Tripp+1 b. 1644, d. 17 Nov 1718
  • 4. Mary Tripp+1 b. 1646, d. a 1716
  • 5. Elizabeth Tripp+1 b. 1648, d. a 1701
  • 6. Alice Tripp+1 b. 1650, d. 1698
  • 7. Isabel Tripp+1 b. 1651, d. b 1716
  • 8. Abiel Tripp+1 b. 1653, d. 10 Sep 1684
  • 9. James Tripp+1 b. 1656, d. 30 May 1730
  • 10. Martha Tripp+1 b. 1658, d. a 1717

Citations

1. Dale Thompson, Tripp Gedcom - D.Thompson.

2. Illean Hammar and Earnest Klein, Tripps of Quinte, page v.

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Biography of John TRIPP

John Tripp was baptized 8 Sep 1611/1612 at Horkstow Parish, Lincolnshire, England according to a deposition (loose folder dated 1670; New Bedford Library) concerning his personal history. He states Horkstow as his birthplace.

George Randall, early biographer (1950's) of the Tripps of Rhode Island, cites his birthplace as Northumberland, England. Randall's source is likely the same deposition (not the Horkstow deposition) cited by Sumner wherein John Tripp gives a deposition 6 Feb 1660/1661 regarding his "Uncle Potter" (who was in fact uncle to Mary Paine). This deposition reads "I, John Tripp, born in Northumberland County, England, the son of John and Isabel Moses of Lincolnshire, born in 1610, was apprenticed to the house carpentry trade and with my master, Randall Holden, came to Newport or Portsmouth in 1630...".

The deposition of 1660/1661 has not been located. At present, there appears to be no way to reconcile these two conflicting depositions. The baptismal record for John Tripp at Horkstow Parish has been located thus until further evidence, we are recording the birthplace of John Tripp as Lincolnshire, England.

One of about twelve children of John Tripp and Isabel Moses, John Tripp was apprenticed to John Baats of Thorsby, Lincolnshire to learn ship carpentry and served seven years and more. Thereafter, he bound himself (in 1633/1634) to Frances East for four years. After about one and one half years of service (1635/1636), East sold the contract to Robert Jafra of Boston. Jafra fled Boston, with John Tripp in tow, to Rhode Island to avoid religious persecution. Thereafter, Jafra sold the contract to Randall Holden of Portsmouth, RI. After some time, John Tripp paid off (probably 1637/1638) the remaining time on the contract.

It is likely that John Tripp was first apprenticed at about the age of fifteen thus serving his first apprenticeship until 1632/1633. It is probable that he was yet in Lincolnshire for his next one and one half years of service until 1635/1636 when he immigrated to Boston on the same ship as William Hall (Abiel Tripp, son of John Tripp, married Deliverance Hall, daughter of William Hall). This likely sequence agrees with the immigration date of 1635 cited by Dr. Carolyn Syron Valentine in "Trip Wills, Deeds and Ways", 1932. The Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (page 296) has the immigration place of Rhode Island in 1638, this not being a conflict with immigration date of 1635 to the colonies.

In the Registry of Freemen of Portsmouth, Colony of Rhode Island (Aquidneck Island), John Tripp is listed as: John Tripp, Gentleman. Since the term "Freeman" refers to landholding, voting rights, and the privilege to serve in public office, then it is likely that he was admitted Freeman about 1641. The deposition (wherein he discusses his origins and life history) of John Tripp housed in the New Bedford Public Library, Genealogy Dept and Archives, was entered about 1670.

In 1640, John Tripp married Mary Paine, daughter of Anthony Paine. Her mother is unknown. Her step-mother was Rose Potter.

On 1 Mar 1641, John Tripp purchased land next to Thomas Groton and then later resided next to Ralph Earle. In 1651, John Tripp and Ralph Earle settled a boundary dispute and this document was witnessed by Benedict Arnold (not of the American Revolution) and others. In 1657, he had planting land on Hogg Island for a period of seven years. On or before 1658, John operated a ferry because he was paid for transporting members of the General Assembly that year. This was no doubt the beginnings of the famous Tripp Ferry. In 1662, he purchased a quarter share of the Dartmouth Purchase from John Alden and then divided and conveyed this interest to his sons in 1665.

Active in public affairs, John served in a number of public offices over the years.

  • 1651: Clerk of Weights and Measures
  • 1655: Commissioner Of The Colony
  • 1661: Served At Court Of Commissioners At Portsmouth
  • 1666: Serves Grand Jury;Also Ratemaker,Surveyor Of Cattle,Deputy-Genl Assembly
  • 1667: Deputy Of General Court
  • 1668: Deputy Of General Court
  • 1669: General Assembly At Newport
  • 1672: Apr and Oct Assemblies;Moderater Of Portsmouth Mtg To And Including 1675
  • 1675: Prover And Sealer Of Weights And Measures
  • 1676-1678: Numerous Offices
  • 1678: Last Appearance In Records

John Tripp made his last will and testament 16 Dec 1677, proved 28 Oct 1678, leaving five male descendants some of whom would remain in Rhode Island and become prominent in many areas including the whaling industry and some of whom would begin a restless migration first to New York continuing west. His daughters, of whom less is known, married into some of the first 100 families of Rhode Island.

© 2006 Carolyn Fields-Collins and Mark L. Fields. This work may be reproduced and redistributed, in whole or in part, without alteration and without prior written permission solely for genealogy research purposes, provided all copies contain the following statement: "© 2006 Carolyn Fields-Collins and Mark L. Fields. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of Mark L. Fields."

Notes

1, John Tripp signed (with others) the Aquidneck Covenant and the following covenant, a politico-human document that could serve us as well today as then. This covenant was signed in Providence and was probably the General Assembly.

2. "That we are not wilfully opposite, nor careless and senceless, and thereby meanes of our own an others ruine and destruction. And especially in testimonye of our fidelitye and cordiall affections unto one another heere present, so that ther may be a current, peaceable and comfortable proceedinge."

3. An industrious man, John Tripp was, amongst other enterprises, a husbandman. His brand (livestock mark) was entered into the Portsmouth town records: "The Eare (ear) marke of John Tripp Senyor (Senior) is a Crop on ye Left Eare (and) a hapeny (half-penny) one (on) (th)e side of ye same Eare (u)nder Crope of Nere(.) (U)pon 30 res standinge (residents attending?) and re(a)d (u)pon Record the nd day of december by me Richard towne Clarke (Clerk)"

4. John Tripp, probably living in or near Newport, RI was one of about 100 purchasers of Conanicut Island from the Indians in 1657. His 350 year old signature can be seen on the original purchase agreement page at

http://www.jamestownhistoricalsociety.org/index.cfm?id=38

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For more information about the purchase, see

http://jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.whsites.net/jhs1/index.php?page_id=44

Exhibits - Jamestown Land Agreement

Permanent Exhibit in The Town Hall

The 1657 Land Agreement is the basis for Jamestown land titles. The prepurchase document among the buyers of Conanicut Island details what percentage of land on the island would belong to each purchaser after the purchase of the land from the Narragansetts was finalized.

When property is purchased today a title search is done to show a legal chain of ownership from the current owner back through the last 350 years to this first land title document of Jamestown.

Above right is the first page of the document. Below it is the 7th and last page, which contains 74 of the 101 signatures on the document. The Land Agreement is displayed in the Town Hall.

The Story

In 1657, 100 colonial Rhode Islanders negotiated the purchase of Quononaqutt, now Conanicut, Island from the Narragansett Indians. Before completing the purchase, the group met to establish how the land would be divided among them. This contract is known as the Quononaqutt Land Agreement. Multiple copies of the agreement were made.

A transcribed copy with a list of the signers but without their signatures rests in the land records of the Town of Jamestown and is the starting place for all titles searches for island property. The town copy has been badly damaged and is virtually unreadable.

In late April 2005, Arlene Petit, the Jamestown Town Clerk, notified the Society that a copy of the agreement with the original signatures was to be auctioned in New York City. A scanned copy of the document was obtained and examined by knowledgeable members of the Society. At an emergency meeting on May 11, the Board authorized our President, Bill Burgin, to bid up to $20,000 to buy the document. The auction was held on May 12. When the bidding went above the authorized amount, an individual Society director, Ken Newman, stepped in to guarantee the additional $4,000 required. " It was bought at an auction the Swann gallery in New York on May 12, 2005. Total cost, including commission, was $27,740.

Tripp Genealogy

Name origin:

Unproven and contested family tradition says Lord Howard's fifth son was given the name Tripp by King Henry V after the storming of a castle during the siege of Boulogne. Hearing that Howard tripped up the castle wall the king said that his name shall be Tripp, no longer Howard.

Available information indicates that only two Lord Howards had five sons. One was Thomas, Lord Howard of Effingham. His fifth son was Richard Howard, born about 1494. This date is not given, but chronologically Richard's birth date is between the dates of two siblings, Edward 1476 and William 1511.

Richard's date,1494, is not compatible with the lifetime of King Henry V (1386-1422), but it is compatible with the regency of King Henry VIII, 1509-1547, and the siege of Boulogne 1544.

The other Lord Howard was William, Lord Howard of Effingham, whose fifth son was Edward, born 1550, too late to co-exist with any King Henry or be at the siege of Boulogne. So, if it happened, it was Richard Howard who became Richard Tripp(1), and absent other Tripps existing at that time, the ancestor of all Tripps.

George Tripp(2) was born 1525 prob. in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England and died about 1580.

He married about 1545 Margarie

Children:

  • 1. Thomas of Horkstow
  • 2. Agnes born about 1545
  • 3. John(3) born about 1550
  • 4. Edward born about 1555 of Eaglesham
  • 5. Margaret born about 1561
  • 6. John Tripp(3) was born about 1550, probably in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England

Children:

  • 1. Robert born about 1579
  • 2. Thomas born about 1581
  • 3. William born about 1583
  • 4. John(4) born about 1587
  • 5. Elizabeth born about 1561

John Tripp(4) was born about 1587. On 30 Jul 1609 he married Isobel Moyses (Moses), chr. 20 Mar 1584 in Horkstow, England, daughter of Nicholas Moyses. They resided in Lincolnshire, England.

John TRIPP The Founder was born on 6 Feb 1610 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England. He died on 12 Feb 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. He was christened.

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 Randall Holden 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 country!

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;

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 Trippe. 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 attribute. 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 proceedinge."

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]).

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He was married to Mary and Susannah.

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--John Tripp's apprenticeship as a carpenter for 7 years (abt 1625-1634) started in Thoresby, Lincolnshire undgr John Baats. About 1634 he bownd himself to Francis East. Aftgr a year and a half East sold the contract to Robert Jafra then living in Boston. Jafra and his wife left Boston due to persecution and sold the contract to Randal Houlding of Portsmouth, about 1638. John eventually bought out the remainder of his contract. He and wife Mary Paine had 11 children.

He became an original founder and proprietor of Portsmouth, in 1638; he was a signer of the Compact on 30 April 1639. Rhode Island Gen. Assgmbly 1648, 1551-58, 61-64, 66-69, 72; Cowrt of Comoissioners 1655; member Gov.'s Council 1670, 1673-75.

He owned land in Portsmouth, Narragansett and Westerly and Dartmouth in Plymouth Colony. According to a deposition of 1666 Richard Searl sold a three acre lot just above the town ferry to Mary Paine, afterward wife of John Tripp, for a pint of wine, the sale taking place at the house of Wm Bawlstong, where apparently Mary was a barmaid. John Tripp later ran the ferry from this site.

BIOGRAPHY: Immigration: ABT 1630 Newport, Rhode Island

Occupation: carpenter

Note: 6 7 8 9 He came to America in the 1630s as a carpenter's apprentice; he settled in Portsmouth, RI. He was a signatory of the Aquidneck Group Covenant and the Compact of Portsmouth. John Tripp ... landed Newport 1630; one of signers of Compact entered in Portsmouth 30 Apr. 1639; Deputymany years from 1648 to 1672; left land in Dartmouth, Portsmouth, Narraganset,and Westerly to each of his 11 children and 79 Grandchildren; was a Quaker; (the Compiler has read a paper which appears to be a copy of his own statement--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 1st. ch.) Called "Mr" in the records, John was active inthe public affairs of Portsmouth. He served as a juror in 1649, 1650, and 1653, as clerk of the "wayghts and measures" in 1651, in 1661 on the Court of "Comitioners" and for many years commissioner to the General Court in Providence. In1662 he served on the General Court of Commissioners at Warwick, in 1666 on the Grand Jury, from 1648 intermittently to 1675 as deputy to the General Assembly. He also served as moderator of the Portsmouth meeting and in 1675 prover andsealer of weights and measures. He was a freeman in Portsmouth in 1655. John Tripp, according to undocumented tradition the son of John and Isabel (Moses) Tripp of Lincolnshire, born in Northumberland, England, in 1610 ... Some sourceslist an additional son Sylvanus who married Margaret Diamond and lived in Kittery, Massachusetts (now part of Maine).

The first Tripp to come to America is the ancestor of so many of us thatsomeone appropriately tagged him The Founder . By his own hand, hewrote that he had 11 brothers and sisters, so he evidently did not havemuch to start with. For that reason he indentured himself to RandallHolden so that he could learn the carpenter trade. He was admitted as aninhabitant of the island of Aquidneck, (Later Rhode Island), and on April30, 1638 signed a compact with twenty-eight others as follows: We whosenames are underwritten do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of HisMajesty King Charles, and in his name do hereby bind ourselves into acivil body politic, unto his laws according to matters of justice.Records show that he accumulated land in Dartmouth, (that he purchasedfrom John Alden), land in Narragansett, land in Westerly and land on HogIsland. This island got its name from the fact, that all of the hogs thatwere not controlled by their owners by fences or buildings, were hauledover and turned loose on Hog Island! I don't know what John did withthem, when he started farming the island! I guess this was the firstTripp to raise pigs in this country! John Tripp was active in severalaspects of the government, including Commissioner. He was Deputy for thefollowing years: 1648, 1654, 1655, 1658, 1661, 1662, 1663, 1664, 1666,1667, 1668, 1669, and 1672. He left in his will various lands, buildingsplus orchards, and fencing. John Tripp married Mary Paine in 1639 andduring the next 21 years had, and then reared eleven children. From theNew Bedford Massachusetts Library we have secured records for firstgeneration of all the children and subsequent years for John TrippJunior, Peleg Tripp, Joseph Tripp, Abiel Tripp, James Tripp, and SylvanusTripp. Together with additional information about Abiel Tripp from WarrenForrest Tripp, of Wheatridge Colorado and Paul Tripp of Pennsylvania whorecently moved to Provo Utah; We have attempted to collect and install inthis computer as many of John Tripp's decendants as may be found, so thatall Tripps anywhere, may have an opportunity to connect and have the sameknowledge of their ancestory that we now enjoy.

Flash--New News Robert Tripp and his wife Dortha Tripp just called me totell me the news! They recently visited the Tripp House in ScrantonPennsylvania that was evidently built by Isaac Tripp's son Isaac Tripp.The house is purported to be built on and around the original log housebuilt in 1778. That was the year that Grandpa Isaac was killed by theIndians with nine spears put through him! The new news though, is thatrecords from this house indicate that John Tripp the Founder set sail onJune 10th 1635, on the ship named TrueLove, to come to this country. Thisis our first information about his leaving England date and And on whichship he sailed. Good news it is! Herman William Tripp--Remembering JohnTripp, Gentleman, Pioneer, At Work by Caroline Valentine writing in theValentine 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 himshould come a man to sit on the American throne. Yet this honor came toJohn the Founder, in prospect, and in very fact to one of hisdescendants. All that we find recorded of him shows that John Trippe ofPortsmouth did his daily task with his might, looking for the Light, andin the fear of God as He was conceived by them of the Friends'persuasion. As plain country squire, at many points in old England; aslawyer; as physician; as clergyman of the established, stereotyped sort;as colonial deputy; as Mayor and representatime of his King, John Trippwas always John Tripp, Gentleman. Manifesting in multifarious forms, heplayed always an estimable part, and no records of John Tripp show thathe was ever less than an honorable man, strictly on the job that fellto him in his then sphere. But the very formal term, John Tripp,Gentleman, found in the old records, was brought over from England, evenas was John himself. The line back into the mists of the conquror's timeis so long, that no one may now tell how many John Tripps trod Englishsoil. The family name was certainly John, and a common custom of givingthe names of the founder of the family, and of the father and grandfatherto the elder sons in every family, held for untold generations among theTripps. Ancient deeds long held by English Tripps, even in west England,testify to the family grip on the soil throughout many centuries. Englishgenealogists seem to agree that Canterury was the place of inception asfar as history shows, and one of the stanard English Genealogical firmsinforms us that no Tripp family there known can be traced to any but theone root in Kent. It is of record that a Tripp of 1325 held right to acoat of arms; but the date of its conferment is missing. Sir CharlesTripp, 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 JohnTrippe, Gentleman, who lived both in the sixeenth and the seventeenthcenturies. His father (and probably he, himself) saw life as it waskeenly lived in France as well as in England. For the father, accordingto the English heralds, was John Trippe, Vice-Marshal of Calais. A verygorgeous John Tripp, Gentleman, in crimson and gold, executed the cityordinances of Hull, as its Mayor, in 1669. we find him under the headingJohn Tripp, 1660 in a most quaint old English book of notables who hadbeen schoolmates in Lincolne county or elsewhere. The style is oftenhumorous, but the English owe the author a great debt for historicalitems lacking elsewhere. This John was Chamberlain; then Sheriff; thenMayor of Hull, 1669. John Tripp, Gentleman, Pioneer At Work John theFounder's appearance in Portsmouth, was in 1638; in Providence, underdate of May 16, 1648. He had come over in the same ship with William Hallin 1635. His name appears on the organization list of Portsmouth as JohnTrippe. On this list appeared the names of eleven families with whom theTripps were to intermarry. One of these was that of Anthonie Paine,John's father in law; another, that of William Haule (Hall), three ofwhose children became in laws to John Tripp, later. Thus, the foundingof Portsmouth seems rather a family affair. The remnant of the earliestrecords of Portsmouth now available contains no less than 80 referencesto John Tripp, the Founder of the New England line of English Tripps. Theindexers agree that the spellings Trip, Tripe, and Tripp belong also tothe family of Trippe. In 1649, we find John serving on a jury; as also in1650, 1653, etc. By this time, three fourths the recorded names are ofthose related, or to be related by marriage to the first John Tripp, andto assist in carrying on his family line. In 1651, he is clerk of thewayghts and measures. In the same year he makes an agreement with RalphEarle concerning a line fence. This precise paper fills one and one halfpages of the records, as printed. It was signed in the presence of fourwitnesses, one of whom was Benedict Arnold. The meat of it was that eachsigner should play fair with the other, as to reciprocity on stones andin the work of building the stone fence; a chief object being to makethere sayed landes several to each of their private uses. John wasbetween two fires, in that Ralph Earl's land joined him on both the northand the south sides. One point of the agreement read thus: From yeare toyeare, so long as those sayd lots ly open together, Earl's to Tripp'saforenamed, that they will not on either of these said lots damnify eachother by Cattell there put by their order. This agreement was consideredso 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 bepayed by the Ptie defective, unto the other Ptie engaged therein.Formal seals completed the document, when signed. It was a wise move toblock trouble with bounding neighbors. I can recall, as grandchild of NewYork pioneers six generations later, the threats of law-suits and theloud words following the neglect of fences, which led to raids byneighbors' cattle, on growing grain. Having served his town freely andwell whenever needed, John Tripp came to the honor of being chosenCommitteeman for the Generall Court. This was an important term, for thiscommittee was authorized to meet with those of the other towns, at theday Nuport neighbors shall apoint, with as full power to act as if thetowne were present. The same Meetinge of the Inhabitants of Portsmouththat chose John Tripp as representative, voted also, that Assamequinshall have his coate payed him forthwith for his rent of the medows onthe maine land, on the north side of Roade Ilande. In 1655, John Trippwas chosen commissioner of the Colony, to transact the business of theGenerall Court to be held at Providence at the usuall tyme. He hereappears as Mr. John Tripp. Serving with him were John Roome, JohnBriggs, Thomas Lauton and Mr. Thomas Brownell. Portsmouth, by this time,was becoming important. Even among this goodly people, thieves wereabroad, it seems; who, if they could but remove cattle from the island,could then snap their fingers at all authority. The ferries becameincreasingly important. Thus, in August of the year 1666, the townmeeting appointed John Tripp, his son in law's father, William Hall andtwo others to survaie and view all cattell that shall be henceforthtransported off the Iland and to take the names of all such as transportcattell, 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 theirown eare marke or that have other markes than ther owen the survayers arehereby required to make stopp of them, unless thay give satisfaction tothe survayers how they cam by those Cattel, so differently marked. andthe survayeers are to see the Cattell boated and if any carry cattell offthe Land in the night, though survayed before, shall have a survayer tosee them at ther going of shore or shall forfeit tenn pounds and stand tofurther sensuer of the toune. Serving frequetly on the Town Council,John was chosen also in 1661, with five others, to serve as a Court ofComitioners at Portsmouth. The following year he was chosen to serve onthe next General court of Commissioners to be held at Warwick. The reportof the town meeting for February, 1663 notes that four Comitioners ordeputyes 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. LottStange; who had married Alice Paine, sister to John Tripp's wife Mary. Inthe meantime, John's family is increasing and maturing. The year 1666sees John appear on the records as Mr. John Tripp senior. he servesthis year on the Grand Jury. A new duty--of Rate making is laid upon himin 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 chosendeputy to the General Assembly. In 1667, the town chooses him to serve,with Albro, Cooke, Aly, William Hall and Sanford, to devise a method ofpreventing the destruction of wood and timber of this township and somemethod 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 General Court, as deputy. In 1669, he serves again in the General Assembly, heldat 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. Hehas 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 thereafter 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 Saidmeeting. And further ordered that for the future, noe Moderator of theTowne Meeting Shall presume to desolve Such Said Meeting without theMajor 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 tothe place of Moderator. In 1675, Mr. John Tripp was chosen by the towncouncil 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 appearanceon 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 be 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 foreach License. So far as the records indicate, the public work of JohnTripp 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 townof Portsmouth. he was also many times a deputy from Portsmouth. As, atthis period, every priviledge that high authority could offer was formembers of the established church, the church of England, and that everyindignity and tax that could be conceived was visited upon non-members,under many of the colonial governments, we may imagine how much need thequiet group of Friends had of the stiff neck which was supposed to betheir crowning attribute. The Sufferings, at one period, any Friendcame 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 honorable 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 thereby meanes of our own and others' ruine and destruction. And especiallly in Testimonye of our fidelitye andCordiall affections unto one another heere present, so that there may bea currant, peaceable and Comfortble proceedinge.

John, Peleg and JosephTripp, Citizens At the time when the first John appeared in the General 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 timesas 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 ofJames 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'sResolution from New Bedford Library; Letter from Neil Thompson; HorkstowRegister [bp]).

   1638 Apr 30: He was admitted as an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck,
   (Later Rhode Island), 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".
   1640 Aug 1: "1st pf the 8th month 1640 It is ordered, that every first
   Tuesday in the Month of July, the Judge and Elders shall assemble together to heare
   and determine all such causes as shall be presented.....A Catalogue of such
   (persons), who. by the Generall consent of the Company were admitted to be
   Inhagytants of the Island now called Aqueedneck, having submitted themselves to the
   Government that is or shall be established, according to the word of God
   therein." John Tripp is amoung the names listed.
   1643 Mar 1: "It it further ordered, that John Trip have granted three ackers
   of land joyning unto Thomas Gorton, either syde of him, as should be judged
   meet by the latter."
   1648 May 16: Acts and orders made at the General Courte of Election, held at
   Providence, "...It is ordered that six men (John Tripp of Portsmouth) of each
   Towne shall be chosen, in whom y General Court shall continue; and each Towne
   here shall have the choice of their men if they please...and it is oredered,
   that this Committee shall have power to determine by y Major vote"
   1648,1654,1655,1658,1661,1662,1663,1664,1666,1667,1668,1669,and 1672: Served
   as a deputy.
   1649, 1650, 1653: John servrd on a jury.
   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 ofject 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.
   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."
   1657 Nov 30: Granted land on Hog Island, for a term of seven years.
   1660 Feb 6: Calling himself about 49, gave testimony that he had heard his
   uncle, Robert Potter, say that he had sold a certain house and land to John
   Anthony.
   1661: John, with five others, to serve as a "Court of Comitioners" at
   Portsmouth.
   1662: He was chosen to serve on the next General court of Commissioners to be
   held at Warwick.
   1663 Feb: 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.
   1665 Sep 8: Sold his son Peleg 1/4 of the section of land in Dartmouth former
   ly bought of John Alden
   1666: John appear on the records as "Mr. John Tripp senior" and he serves
   this year on the Grand Jury.
   1666 Aug: 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 ILand 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".
   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.
   1667 Jun: John Tripp is once more chosen as one of the four Portsmouth
   "deputies for ye next Generall Court, as deputy.
   1669: John serves again in the General Assembly, held at Newport in May of
   that year.
   1670 Feb 17: From The Document of John Tripp in the New Bedford, MA library
   The resolution of John the said John Tripp concerning the places of his
   abode. First I was born in Covetown (or Horetow, Covetown) 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 Baaty
   (Beety, Beedy?) of [Horys]bury three miles of 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 and 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 and ---- 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 rerceive anything for the earth and sea is all thine
   and the fullness thereof.
   1671 May 3: Sold his son Joesph 1/4 interest in land formerly bought of John
   Alden in Dartmouth
   1672: He serves in the April Assembly, and also in that of October.
   1672: John becomes moderator of the Portsmouth meeting; to which office he is
   chosen each year therafter up to and including 1675.
   1675: John 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."
   1676 "John Tripp also had a ferry here and the first mention made is in 1676
   when Captain Church of Tiverton, the famous Indian fighter, crossed to Bristol
   on Tripp's ferry.
   Their home is now the present address of the Pocasett Country Club."
   1677 Dec 6: John wrote his will. Will: Executrix, wife Mary. Witnesses,
   Robert Hodgson, Zuriel Hall, John Anthony. To wife, all his estate, consisting of
   lands, good 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 lot, and ten acres of land in
   the clay pit field, and meadows at Hog Island; and all fencing, houses,
   orchards, etc., " excepting my new house or south end of my building," etc. To son
   Abiel the south half of building last alluded to with lot adjoining, and other
   land; and Abiel was to pay L5 to his brother Peleg, and L10 to his brother
   Joesph. To son James, 1/8 of a share of land at Dartmouth, and rights in land
   lying in the Narragansett County and Westerly. To daughter Martha, L20, and to
   grandchild Elizabeth Wodell, L10.
   1678 Oct 28: John's will was proved.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/tripp/2003-12/1070285928

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Came to America in 1635 as an apprentive carpenter with his master Randall Holden, who was from salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He went to Portsmouth in 1638, and was a signer of the RI Compact. He owned lands in Portsmouth (having been granted three acres next to Thomas Gorton on 03/01/1649), Narragansett and Westerly in RI, and Dartmouth in Plymouth Colony. He signed a covenant for human love and liberty in Providence RI in December 1647. A Quaker, he served as a juror in 1649, 1650 & 1653, and a clerk of "wayghts and measures" in 1651 [Margaret Buckridge Bock, The Genealogist, 4:60], and he was Deputy to the RI Assembly from 1648 to 1672, and Assistant from 1670 to 1675. He also served as a member of the town council for many years. On 02/06/1600 he testified he was about 49 yuears old that that he had heard his uncle Robert Potter say that he (Potter) has dold a certain house and land to John Anthony. According to a deposition made by William COllinge in 1666, Richard Searl sold a three acre lot just above the town ferry to Mary Paine, afterwards the wife of John Tripp, for a pint of wine, the sale taking place at the house of WIlliam Baulstone, where apparently Mary was a barmain, but at the time of the sale, no ded was drawn so the Court of Commissioners confirmed the sale on 12/08/1666. John Tripp later ran the ferry from this site.

Another source also indicates John was born in England and came to America as an indentured servant. He was bought and sold three times and then bought his freedom. He was among a group of Quakers who founded Portsmouth, RI.

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Landed in Newport in 1630 on the Mayflower. May or may not have been the same Mayflower of 1620 fame.

Came to Newport(or Portsmouth) with his Master Randall Holden, he was an apprentice in the house carpentry trade.

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Immigration abt 1635 in Canterbury, Kent,Eng. He was a carpenter. He was

a Quaker. From a book on the history of Portsmouth RI Richared Searl, a

seaman in the early 1600's sold his three acre tract of land to Mary

Paine for one pint of wine. She married John Tripp and later, on part of

this land, they lived in a house and operated a ferry to Bristol. Their

home is now the present address of the Pocasett Country Club. John Tripp

also had a ferry here and the first mention made is in 1676 when Captain

Church of Tiverton, the famous Indian fighter, crossed to Bristol on

Tripps ferry. John Tripp died in 1677 and his wife Mary, continued the

business probably with male help. She received a license in 1679 to

sell food, drink and entertainment.

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Resided on Aquidneck Island.

1635- He came to New England in the same ship as William Hall.

1639, April 30- One of those who signed the Portsmouth, RI Compact to form a government in preparation for settlement of Portsmouth, RI and Newport, RI. His name was spelled John Trippe at the time.

1648, May 16- He was listed among Providence, RI inhabitants, but subsequently returned to Portsmouth, RI.

1648-72: Deputy to the General Court for many years.

Owned land in Dartmouth, MA, Portsmouth, RI, Narragansett, RI, and Westerly, RI.

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•ID: I425413

•Name: John TRIPP

•Sex: M

•Change Date: 12 AUG 2002

•Note:

From a book on the history of Portsmouth, RI 'Richard Searl, a seaman in the early 1600's sold his three acre tract of land to Mary Paine for one pint of wine. She married John Tripp and later, on part of this land, they lived in a house and operated a ferry to Bristol. Their home is now the present address of the Pocasett Country Club.'

John Tripp also had a ferry here and the first mention made is in 1676 when Captain Church of Tiverton, the famous Indian fighter, crossed to Bristol on Tripp's ferry. John Tripp died in 1677 and his wife Mary, continued the business probably with male help. She recieved a license in 1679 to sell food, drink and entertainment.'

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From The Document of John Tripp in the New Bedford, MA library: The resolution of John the said John Tripp concerning the places of his abode. First I was born in Covetown (Horkstow near Barton on Humber) 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 Baaty (Beety, Beedy?) of [Horys]bury three miles of 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 and 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 and ---- 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 rerceive anything for the earth and sea is all thine and the fullness thereof.

Chronology of John Tripp 1610-1635 Lincolnshire 1635-36 Boston 1636-37 Providence 1637-1677 Portsmouth 1640 md. Mary Paine 1678 died

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From The Genealogist A source finds the family roots in the Canterbury area of co. Kent and that John came on the same ship as William Hall. He signed a covenant for human love and liberty dated at Providence in December 1647. On April 30, 1639 he signed the Compact of Portsmouth with 28 others.

On March 18, 1649/50, John and his wife Mary (Paine) gave a rreceipt to Rose Weeden, Mary's step-mother, for a legacy under the will of Anthony Paine, Mary's father.

John served as a juror in 1649, 1650 and 1653. As clerk of the weights and measures in 1651. On the Court of Commisioners in 1661. Many years as the commissioner ot the General Court in Providence. On the General Court of Commissioners in Warwick in 1662. On the Grand Jury in 1666. As a deputy to the General Assembly for many years between 1648 to 1675. Moderator of the Portsmouth meeting. The prover and sealer of weights and measures in 1675. John was a freeman in Portsmouth in 1655.

John's will was dated 6 10 mo. (December) 1677 and proved 28 8th mo. (October) 1678. He said his age was about 67 and named his wife Mary as executrix.

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•Birth: 06 FEB 1609/10 in Horkstow near Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

•Death: 12 FEB 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

Marriage 1 Mary PAINE b: 1611 in England, United Kingdom

•Married: 04 APR 1639 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

Children

1. John TRIPP b: 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

2. Martha TRIPP b: 1658 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

3. Peleg TRIPP b: 1642 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

4. Joseph TRIPP b: 1644 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

5. Mary TRIPP b: 1646 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

6. Elizabeth TRIPP b: 1648 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

7. Alice TRIPP b: 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

8. Isabel TRIPP b: 1651 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

9. Abiel TRIPP b: 1653 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

10. James TRIPP b: 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

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•ID: I213

•Name: John Tripp

•Sex: M 1 2 3

•Birth: 6 FEB 1610 in Horkstow near Barton on Humber, England

•Death: BEF 28 OCT 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

•Probate: 28 OCT 1678

•Note: or 28 Dec. 1678

•Religion: Quaker

•Note:

John Tripp came to America in 1635 as an apprentice carpenter with his master Randall Holden, who was from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. He was at Portsmouth in 1638 and was a signer of the Rhode Island Compact, April 30, 1639. John owned land at Dartmouth, Mass and Portsmouth, Narragansett, and Westerly R.I. He was a member of the Town council for many years, he served as Deputy to R.I. Assembly for much of the time from 1648 to 1673 and was an Assistant from 1670 to 1675. He also operated the Town ferry. John was a Quaker. WFT VOL 3 # 1856 Granted 40 acres - 1643 Freeman 1655 Will probated 10/28/1678 WFT VOL 5 PED # 2733 "The author has read that the family name was bestowed upon the fifth son of Lord Howard by Henry V, Englands warrior King, when the former replied to Henrys questions regarding the method used to take a certain town and a castle that he had "trippd up the wall". Henry, in appreciation of his valor, proclaimed, "Tripp shall be thy name and no longer Howard" and honored him with a scaling ladder for his coat of arms" source: Holmes, New England Families, p. ccxlii "There on the island of Aquidneck, he and 28 others, on April 30, 1630, signed a compact for the establishment of a government, stating, "We, whose names are underwritten, do acknowlege ourselves the legal subjects of his Majesty King Charles, and in his name do bind ourseves into a civic body politic, unto his laws according to matters of justice." "As a civic-minded citizen, he shared in the responsibility of guiding the Town of Portsmouth and the colonial government of Rhode Island through the early years of growth and development. He served on the town council of Portsmouth for many years and in other local offices as well. He was chosen a member of the General Court of Elections from Portsmouth on 16 Mar 1643 and thereafter served as a commissioner from Portsmouth on the Court of Commissions in the years : 1654-55-56-58-62-63-64-66-67-68-69-72. He was Deputy at the General Assembly in March, 1663/64, Sept, 1666, and May 1669; and was chosen Assistant at the General Assembly in May, 1670, May, 1673, 1674 and 1675."

John Tripp's will was proved in Portsmouth, RI, 28 Dec. 1678.

A document concerning John Tripp's ancestry has not been described previously in a printed source, and thus has been subject to many questions. Mr. Baldwin contributed a poor copy of the alleged original in the New Bedford Main Library, which has been interpreted by Carl Boyer 3rd as follows:

"The Relation of John ye said John Tripp concerning the places of his abode First I was born in Coveton [Horkstow] in Lincolnshire 3 miles from Barton hambar [Barton on Humber] and my father name was John Tripp and my mother 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 Carp [--]er [also read "shapt carpondor," thus probably ship carpenter] whose name was John baaty [Beety/Beady/Baats/Beets>] of Thornbury[Thoresby] 3 miles of from alsant [Alford]in Lincolnshire afore said where I served 7 years and sometime after wrought with him and after that I bound myself to one Frances East for 4 pounds a year for 4 yeares who sould me after I had served him and his as[s]I[g]ns for about a year and a half he sould me to Robert Jafra [Jeffery?] then Living in boston [Massachusetts Bay] 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 Rhode Island with them because Boston members cried out against Rhod Island people whom the said members had expelled from them therefore my master was forced to se[nd] me to Randal

Houlding [Holden] 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 hose madon name was mary paine I being about thirty or twenty eight years old or there abouts and the Lord hath given us Eleven Children of which one is ded the eldest is 29 yeares old and upward this 17th the Second month 1670 prased be the our Rock who hath been help and unto us at all times given what thou please it is marcy from the to receive anything for the Earth and See is all thine and the fulness thereof He was a signer of the Rhode Island Compact in Portsmouth

on 30 April 1639"

He was a signer of the Rhode Island Compact in Portsmouth on 30 April 1639. On 1 August 1639 he was admitted as an inhabitant of the island of Aquidneck.

He owned land in Portsmouth (having been granted three acres next to Thomas Gorton on 1 March 1643), Narragansett and Westerly in Rhode Island, and Dartmouth in Plymouth Colony. He signed a covenant for human love and liberty in Providence, RI in Dec. 1647. A Quaker, her served as a juror in 1649, 1650 and 1653 and as clerk of "wayghts and measures" in 1651 and he was Deputy to the Rhode Island Assembly from 1648 to 1672, and Assistant from 1670 to 1675. He also served as a member of the town council for many years.

On 6 Feb. 1660 he testified that he was about forty-nine years old and that he had heard his uncle Robert Potter say that he (Potter) had sold a certain house and land to John Anthony.

According to a deposition made by William Collinge in 1666, Richard Searl sold a three acre lot just above the town ferry to Mary Paine, afterwards the wife of John Tripp, for a pint of wine, the sale taking place at the house of William Baulstone, where apparently Mary was a barmaid, but at the time of the sale no deed was drawn so the Court of Commissioners confirmed the sale on 8 Dec. 1666. John Tripp later ran the ferry to Bristol from this site.

Father: John Tripp b: 27 MAY 1575 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England

Mother: Isabel (Esable) Moses b: BEF 4 SEP 1575 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England c: 4 SEP 1575

Marriage 1 Mary Paine b: 1611 in Northhumberland, England

•Married: 4 APR 1639 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Children

1. John Tripp b: ABT 1640 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

2. Peleg Tripp b: 1642 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

3. Joseph Tripp b: 1644 in Portmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

4. Mary Tripp b: ABT 1646

5. Elizabeth Tripp b: 1648 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

6. Alice Tripp b: 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

7. Isabel Tripp b: ABT 1651 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

8. Abiel Tripp b: AFT 1653

9. James Tripp b: ABT 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

10. Sylvanus Tripp b: 1660 in Kittery, York, Maine

11. Martha Tripp b: ABT 1658 in of Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island

Sources:

1.Type: E-Mail Message

Author: Kristin Below

Date: August 1, 1999

Date: August 4, 1999

Date: August 2, 1999

Date: August 5, 1999

Date: August 3, 1999 2.Type: Gedcom File

Title: Ancestors of Nancy Rosborough Barnett

Date: 18 Jan 2003

Location: Rootsweb.com 3.Type: Gedcom File

Title: ADKINS, BAIRD, BEALL, HOWARD, TRIPP AND MUCH MORE

Date: 16 Feb 2003

Location: Rootsweb.com

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Acus was son of Benoni Tripp and Elizabeth Mosher who married on 21 Nov 1728 at Little Compton, Newport, RI. Benoni was probably born ca 1706, son of Job Tripp and a first wife who must have married prior to 1706. This wife apparently died and Job married second Elizabeth Sweet, daughter of James Sweet and Jane Browning. Job was the son of Peleg Tripp and Anne Sisson; Peleg the son of John Tripp and Mary Paine.

The children of Job and his first wife are:

1. Job Jr. b 1701

2. Isaac, b 1704, m Sarah Dow

3. Mehitable, bc 1705

4. Benoni, b 1706, m Elizabeth Mosher

5. Ann, bc 1707, m Robert John Moon 1729 Kingston

6. Mary, bc 1709, m John Dawley 1730

7. Phebe, bc 1710, m William Rice 1730

8. William, bc 1712, m Mary Wilcox and Mary Waite

9. Abigail, bc 1713, m Henry Greene and Benjamin Tanner

http://www.relativelyconnected.com/tripp/tripp-john-gallery/bio-j-tripp.htm

Biography of John TRIPP

John Tripp was baptized 8 Sep 1611/1612 at Horkstow Parish, Lincolnshire, England according to a deposition (loose folder dated 1670; New Bedford Library) concerning his personal history. He states Horkstow as his birthplace. George Randall, early biographer (1950's) of the Tripps of Rhode Island, cites his birthplace as Northumberland, England. Randall's source is likely the same deposition (not the Horkstow deposition) cited by Sumner wherein John Tripp gives a deposition 6 Feb 1660/1661 regarding his "Uncle Potter" (who was in fact uncle to Mary Paine). This deposition reads "I, John Tripp, born in Northumberland County, England, the son of John and Isabel Moses of Lincolnshire, born in 1610, was apprenticed to the house carpentry trade and with my master, Randall Holden, came to Newport or Portsmouth in 1630...". The deposition of 1660/1661 has not been located. At present, there appears to be no way to reconcile these two conflicting depositions.

The baptismal record for John Tripp at Horkstow Parish has been located thus until further evidence, we are recording the birthplace of John Tripp as Lincolnshire, England.

One of about twelve children of John Tripp and Isabel Moses, John Tripp was apprenticed to John Baats of Thorsby, Lincolnshire to learn ship carpentry and served seven years and more. Thereafter, he bound himself (in 1633/1634) to Frances East for four years. After about one and one half years of service (1635/1636), East sold the contract to Robert Jafra of Boston. Jafra fled Boston, with John Tripp in tow, to Rhode Island to avoid religious persecution. Thereafter, Jafra sold the contract to Randall Holden of Portsmouth, RI. After some time, John Tripp paid off (probably 1637/1638) the remaining time on the contract.

It is likely that John Tripp was first apprenticed at about the age of fifteen thus serving his first apprenticeship until 1632/1633. It is probable that he was yet in Lincolnshire for his next one and one half years of service until 1635/1636 when he immigrated to Boston on the same ship as William Hall (Abiel Tripp, son of John Tripp, married Deliverance Hall, daughter of William Hall). This likely sequence agrees with the immigration date of 1635 cited by Dr. Carolyn Syron Valentine in "Trip Wills, Deeds and Ways", 1932.

The Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (page 296) has the immigration place of Rhode Island in 1638, this not being a conflict with immigration date of 1635 to the colonies.

In the Registry of Freemen of Portsmouth, Colony of Rhode Island (Aquidneck Island), John Tripp is listed as: John Tripp, Gentleman. Since the term "Freeman" refers to landholding, voting rights, and the privilege to serve in public office, then it is likely that he was admitted Freeman about 1641. The deposition (wherein he discusses his origins and life history) of John Tripp housed in the New Bedford Public Library, Genealogy Dept and Archives, was entered about 1670.

In 1640, John Tripp married Mary Paine, daughter of Anthony Paine. Her mother is unknown. Her step-mother was Rose Potter.

On 1 Mar 1641, John Tripp purchased land next to Thomas Groton and then later resided next to Ralph Earle. In 1651, John Tripp and Ralph Earle settled a boundary dispute and this document was witnessed by Benedict Arnold (not of the American Revolution) and others. In 1657, he had planting land on Hogg Island for a period of seven years. On or before 1658, John operated a ferry because he was paid for transporting members of the General Assembly that year. This was no doubt the beginnings of the famous Tripp Ferry.

In 1662, he purchased a quarter share of the Dartmouth Purchase from John Alden and then divided and conveyed this interest to his sons in 1665.

Active in public affairs, John served in a number of public offices over the years.

1651: Clerk of Weights and Measures

1655: Commissioner Of The Colony

1661: Served At Court Of Commissioners At Portsmouth

1666: Serves Grand Jury;Also Ratemaker,Surveyor Of Cattle,Deputy-Genl Assembly

1667: Deputy Of General Court

1668: Deputy Of General Court

1669: General Assembly At Newport

1672: Apr and Oct Assemblies;Moderater Of Portsmouth Mtg To And Including 1675

1675: Prover And Sealer Of Weights And Measures

1676-1678: Numerous Offices

1678: Last Appearance In Records

John Tripp made his last will and testament 16 Dec 1677, proved 28 Oct 1678, leaving five male descendants some of whom would remain in Rhode Island and become prominent in many areas including the whaling industry and some of whom would begin a restless migration first to New York continuing west. His daughters, of whom less is known, married into some of the first 100 families of Rhode Island.

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John Tripp was baptized 8 Sep 1611/1612 at Horkstow Parish, Lincolnshire, England according to a deposition (loose folder dated 1670; New Bedford Library) concerning his personal history. He states Horkstow as his birthplace. George Randall, early biographer (1950's) of the Tripps of Rhode Island, cites his birthplace as Northumberland, England. Randall's source is likely the same deposition (not the Horkstow deposition) cited by Sumner wherein John Tripp gives a deposition 6 Feb 1660/1661 regarding his "Uncle Potter" (who was in fact uncle to Mary Paine). This deposition reads "I, John Tripp, born in Northumberland County, England, the son of John and Isabel Moses of Lincolnshire, born in 1610, was apprenticed to the house carpentry trade and with my master, Randall Holden, came to Newport or Portsmouth in 1630...". The deposition of 1660/1661 has not been located. At present, there appears to be no way to reconcile these two conflicting depositions. The baptismal record for John Tripp at Horkstow Parish has been located thus until further evidence, we are recording the birthplace of John Tripp as Lincolnshire, England.

One of about twelve children of John Tripp and Isabel Moses, John Tripp was apprenticed to John Baats of Thorsby, Lincolnshire to learn ship carpentry and served seven years and more. Thereafter, he bound himself (in 1633/1634) to Frances East for four years. After about one and one half years of service (1635/1636), East sold the contract to Robert Jafra of Boston. Jafra fled Boston, with John Tripp in tow, to Rhode Island to avoid religious persecution. Thereafter, Jafra sold the contract to Randall Holden of Portsmouth, RI. After some time, John Tripp paid off (probably 1637/1638) the remaining time on the contract.

It is likely that John Tripp was first apprenticed at about the age of fifteen thus serving his first apprenticeship until 1632/1633. It is probable that he was yet in Lincolnshire for his next one and one half years of service until 1635/1636 when he immigrated to Boston on the same ship as William Hall (Abiel Tripp, son of John Tripp, married Deliverance Hall, daughter of William Hall). This likely sequence agrees with the immigration date of 1635 cited by Dr. Carolyn Syron Valentine in "Trip Wills, Deeds and Ways", 1932. The Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (page 296) has the immigration place of Rhode Island in 1638, this not being a conflict with immigration date of 1635 to the colonies.

In the Registry of Freemen of Portsmouth, Colony of Rhode Island (Aquidneck Island), John Tripp is listed as: John Tripp, Gentleman. Since the term "Freeman" refers to landholding, voting rights, and the privilege to serve in public office, then it is likely that he was admitted Freeman about 1641. The deposition (wherein he discusses his origins and life history) of John Tripp housed in the New Bedford Public Library, Genealogy Dept and Archives, was entered about 1670.

In 1640, John Tripp married Mary Paine, daughter of Anthony Paine. Her mother is unknown. Her step-mother was Rose Potter.

On 1 Mar 1641, John Tripp purchased land next to Thomas Groton and then later resided next to Ralph Earle. In 1651, John Tripp and Ralph Earle settled a boundary dispute and this document was witnessed by Benedict Arnold (not of the American Revolution) and others. In 1657, he had planting land on Hogg Island for a period of seven years. On or before 1658, John operated a ferry because he was paid for transporting members of the General Assembly that year. This was no doubt the beginnings of the famous Tripp Ferry. In 1662, he purchased a quarter share of the Dartmouth Purchase from John Alden and then divided and conveyed this interest to his sons in 1665.

Active in public affairs, John served in a number of public offices over the years.

1651: Clerk of Weights and Measures

1655: Commissioner Of The Colony

1661: Served At Court Of Commissioners At Portsmouth

1666: Serves Grand Jury;Also Ratemaker,Surveyor Of Cattle,Deputy-Genl Assembly

1667: Deputy Of General Court

1668: Deputy Of General Court

1669: General Assembly At Newport

1672: Apr and Oct Assemblies;Moderater Of Portsmouth Mtg To And Including 1675

1675: Prover And Sealer Of Weights And Measures

1676-1678: Numerous Offices

1678: Last Appearance In Records

John Tripp made his last will and testament 16 Dec 1677, proved 28 Oct 1678, leaving five male descendants some of whom would remain in Rhode Island and become prominent in many areas including the whaling industry and some of whom would begin a restless migration first to New York continuing west. His daughters, of whom less is known, married into some of the first 100 families of Rhode Island.

Notes

John Tripp signed (with others) the Aquidneck Covenant and the following covenant, a politico-human document that could serve us as well today as then. This covenant was signed in Providence and was probably the General Assembly.

"That we are not wilfully opposite, nor careless and senceless, and thereby meanes of our own an others ruine and destruction. And especially in testimonye of our fidelitye and cordiall affections unto one another heere present, so that ther may be a current, peaceable and comfortable proceedinge."

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An industrious man, John Tripp was, amongst other enterprises, a husbandman. His brand (livestock mark) was entered into the Portsmouth town records: "The Eare (ear) marke of John Tripp Senyor (Senior) is a Crop on ye Left Eare (and) a hapeny (half-penny) one (on) (th)e side of ye same Eare (u)nder Crope of Nere(.) (U)pon 30 res standinge (residents attending?) and re(a)d (u)pon Record the nd day of december by me Richard towne Clarke (Clerk)"

http://www.relativelyconnected.com/tripp/tripp-john-gallery/bio-j-tripp.htm

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3-07 Abigail b. March 7, 1680, mar. Ebeneezer Tripp 3 as abov

He was the son of Joseph Tripp 2 of John Tripp 1.

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Records of the Cudworth Family: A History of the Ancestors and Descendants ...

By W. John Calder, Arthur G. Cudworth

Ancestry sources show also date and place of birth and demise.

Married in 1638 in Rhode Island

Ancestry U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

about John Tripp

Name: John Tripp

Gender: male

Birth Place: EN

Birth Year: 1610

Spouse Name: Mary Paine

Spouse

Birth Place: RI

Spouse Birth Year: 1611

Marriage

Year: 1638

Marriage State: RI

Number Pages: 8

Source: Source Citation: Source number: 24039.001; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 8; Submitter Code: .

Source Information:

Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.

Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

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Immigrated to America 1638

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about John Tripp

Name: John Tripp

Year: 1638

Place: Rhode Island

Source Publication Code: 1262

Primary Immigrant: Tripp, John

Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America.

Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p.

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-------------------- Founding Father of the Rhode Island colony in 1630s. -------------------- Descendents include: John "The Founder" (Immigrant, 1635, "Truelove") Tripp, Lt. Col. Wiliiam Barrett (Commander of the Alamo) Travis, President Warren G Harding, Sir Winston Churchhill, Churchhill's mother Jennie Jerome, Susan B Anthony, writer James Thurber, Thomas Edison (indirect)

Included in John ("The Founder") Tripp's will (dated December 6, 1677; proved October 28, 1678): ". . to each of his grandchildren, five shillings (5s) 'to buy bibles' for them."

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John Tripp, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island's Timeline

1610
February 6, 1610
Northumberland, England, (Present UK)
September 8, 1610
Horkstow Parish, Lincolnshire, England, (Present UK)
1635
1635
Age 24

Immigrated to America 1635 per notes in Bio, to Rhode Island 1638 as well. The latter date given as date of immigration in Ancestry per below
Source Ancestry.com

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
about John Tripp
Name: John Tripp
Year: 1638
Place: Rhode Island
Source Publication Code: 1262
Primary Immigrant: Tripp, John
Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America.
Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p.
Page: 296
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Source Citation: Place: Rhode Island; Year: 1638; Page Number: 296.

Source Information:
Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.
Original data: Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009.

Description:
Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,712,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record. Learn more...

1638
1638
Age 27
Northumberland, England
1638
Age 27
(Present Rhode Island), (Present USA)
1638
Age 27
Portsmouth, Newport, Ri
1638
Age 27
Portsmouth, Newport, RI
1638
Age 27
RI, USA

From Ancestry.com
U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
about John Tripp
Name: John Tripp
Gender: male
Birth Place: EN
Birth Year: 1610
Spouse Name: Mary Paine
Spouse
Birth Place: RI
Spouse Birth Year: 1611
Marriage
Year: 1638
Marriage State: RI
Number Pages: 8

Source Citation: Source number: 24039.001; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 8; Submitter Code: .

Source Information:
Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an array of materials including pedigree charts, family history articles, querie.

Description:
This database contains marriage record information for approximately 1,400,000 individuals from across all 50 United States and 32 different countries around the world between 1560 and 1900. These records, which include information on over 500 years of marriages, were extracted from family group sheets, electronic databases, biographies, wills, and other sources.

1640
1640
Age 29
1640
Age 29
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island