William Throop (Throope), "The Immigrant" (1636 - 1704) MP

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Nicknames: "Adrian", "Scrope", "(changed name)"
Birthplace: Sutton-cum-Lound, Nottinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Bristol, Bristol County, Province of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
Occupation: surveyor, RI assembly reprsentative
Managed by: Walt JOHNSON
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About William Throop (Throope), "The Immigrant"

Laurel Logan, August 3, 2008, from http://www.tracycrocker.com/p55.htm

William Throope was a surveyor of highways in 1683; selectman, 1689, grand-juryman, 1690, and representative in 1691. His will is found in Bristol County, MA, [records of Probate, bol2, pages 125-126].

"In the name and fear of God, Amen. I, William Throope, in Ye County of Bristol, yeoman, in the sixty-seventh year of my age and being under some indisposition of body, " etc.

There are bequests to three sons, Dan, John and William, two eldest daughters, Mary, wife of John Barney, and Elizabeth, wife of Jonathan Peck, "youngest son Thomas," "two younger daughters Mercy and Lidiah," "loving and well-beloved wife Mary Throope sole executrix." He mentions "the remaining service of two Indian boys which may be unexpired at my decease."

The will was marked signed 12 June 1704, but the heirs state in a petition to the Probate Court that the foregoing instrument was drawn abut five months before their father's death, and that although it was never signed, they are satisfied that it expresses the will of their father and they join in asking that it be admitted. This was signed by the heirs and widow and John Barney, Jonathan Peck, and Eleazer Carey, 1 January 1704, same records.

William was born before 19 March 1637/1638 (ch at Sutton-cum-Lound, county Nottinghamshire, England. He was christened on 19 March 1637/38 at Sutton-cum-Lound, county Nottinghamshire, England.1,2 He was the son of William Throop and Isabell Redshaw. He married Mary Chapman on 14 May 1666 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.3,4 William Throop was Bench & Bar in 1684 at Selectman, Bristol, Massachusets. William died on 4 December 1704 at Bristol, Massachusetts, USA.5

Children of William Throop and Mary Chapman

Mercy Throop

Mary Throop b. 6 Apr 1667

Dan Throop+ b. 1670, d. 9 Dec 1737

Elizabeth Throop b. 1670

John Throop b. 1676

William Throop b. 1678

Thomas Throop b. 1681

Lidiah Throop b. 15 Jul 1686

Citations

[S88] NY Gen. & Biog. Rec., NY Gen & Bio. Soc. , v. 36 pg 124.

[S82] TAG, Jacobus, Donald , vol 62 pg 54.

[S49] Gen.Notes Barn. Fam., Otis, Amos , pg 151.

[S170] NE Marriages Prior, Torrey, Clarence A. , pg 754.

[S473] His will recorded in Probate Records V2 p125-6 Bristol.

Mary Chapman

F, b. 31 October 1643, d. after 1705/6

Mary Chapman|b. 31 Oct 1643\\\\\\\\nd. a 1705/6|p55.htm#i1964|Ralph Chapman|b. 1615\\\\\\\\nd. 1671|p63.htm#i2233|Lydia Wells||p63.htm#i2234|||||||Isaac Wells||p66.htm#i2306|Margaret NN----|d. c 1675|p66.htm#i2307|

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Florence Lucille Ashley - Ancestor Chart

Mary was born on 31 October 1643 at prob. Duxbury.1,2 She was the daughter of Ralph Chapman and Lydia Wells. She married William Throop on 14 May 1666 at Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts.3,4 Mary died after 1705/6.4

Children of Mary Chapman and William Throop

Mercy Throop

Mary Throop b. 6 Apr 1667

Dan Throop+ b. 1670, d. 9 Dec 1737

Elizabeth Throop b. 1670

John Throop b. 1676

William Throop b. 1678

Thomas Throop b. 1681

Lidiah Throop b. 15 Jul 1686

Citations

[S474] Duxbury, Ma by Winsor pg 244;.

[S49] Gen.Notes Barn. Fam., Otis, Amos , pg 151.

[S49] Gen.Notes Barn. Fam., Otis, Amos , pg 151.

[S170] NE Marriages Prior, Torrey, Clarence A. , pg 754.

--Laurel Logan

Laurel Logan

August 5, 2008

from http://www3.telus.net/throopgenealogy/t1.html

There is much discussion over the parentage of William. One faction claims he was the son of the Regicide Adrian Scroope while the other (the most likely) gives William Throope, York England, d. aft. 1669, m. 9 Jun 1636 Isabell Redshaw bur. 22 Jun 1658 as his parents. He was reported to have m. 7 Feb 1664/5 Elizabeth Cooke bur. 26 Jul 1669. This marriage took place before he left for America.

World Family Tree; Notes: Disk 18-2278

[Across Throup's Bridge], Malcolm Throup, Margaret Throup Lancaster, 1986

William Throope in his own words said 'he had just changed his name from Colonel Adrian Scroope'. He and Mary traveled into the New England interior by ox cart. He became Surveyor of Highways, Grand Juryman and Representative, finally dying in December 1704 aged 67, commencing his will "In the name and fear of God". A somewhat unusual wording. Three of his children were baptised (in the English Throope tradition), John, William and Thomas. This story is related in the New York Genealogical and Bibliographical Record 1905, vol 36, a lengthy article and an interesting account of American 'Throop' history. The writer must not have known of the marriage of William Throope to Elizabeth Cooke, or of other Nottinghamshire Throopes. In all fairness, the article was written in the era before Parish records were centralized and placed on microfilm. Perhaps with the aid of modern research facilities, a different conclusion might have been reached.

The above would not be complete without some elaboration on Col. Adrian Scroope. Col. Adrian, the regicide (signatory of the Death Warrant of Charles I) was executed in 1660, aged 58, as retribution for this deed, on the restoration of the English monarchy, without ever having left England's shores. Without any doubt, Col. Adrian Scroope, the regicide, and William Throope of New England could not possibly have been one and the same. Whatever connection they had in England, if any, will never by known.

Disk 1-267 Know as Deacon Throope

Disk 11-4139 WILLIAM THROOPE(ADRIAN SCROOPE) (1637-1704) -- William Throope, born and named Adrian Scroope, was the youngest son of Colonel Adrian Scroope, member of the English Parliament and one of the members who formed the High Court of Justice that tired and found guilty King Charles I of England and them imposed the death penalty on the King on January 30, 1649. Several years later, after Oliver Cromwell died, Sir Adrian and the other conspirators were put into prison. While there, Sir Adrian met with his sons, including William, and suggested that as he was certain to be executed for his role in the High Court of Justice, it might be that the conspirators sons would also be arrested. Thus, he cautioned that they leave England. As a result, William left England for the American Colonies, possibly traveling there via Leyden, Holland.

Once in the American Colonies, William changed his name from Adrian Scroope to William Throope, married in Barnstable, MA, had a family, and settled in Bristol, Rhode Island along with Nathaniel Blagrave, one of the regicides. William's sister Elizabeth had married Jothan Blagrave of Longworth, Buckinghamshire, England. In Bristol, William was a highway surveyor, selectman (in 1689), grandjuryman (in 1680 and 1690), and served as a representative to the Rhode Island Assembly in 1691.

It is interesting that William settled in Bristol. In 1649, his father was governor of Bristol Castle in England and other members of his family had settled in the town of Bristol, England.

World Family Tree; Notes: Disk 11-4139

MARY CHAPMAN (1643-1732) -- Mary Chapman, wife of William Throope, was the daughter of Ralph Chapman who arrived in the American colonies in 1635 on board the "Elizabeth," the next ship to come after the "Mayflower."

--Laurel Logan

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Deacon William Throope, "The Immigrant"'s Timeline

1636
March 19, 1636
Sutton-cum-Lound, Nottinghamshire, England, (Present UK)
March 19, 1636
Lound, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
March 19, 1636
Lound, , Nottinghamshire, England
March 19, 1636
Lound, , Nottinghamshire, England
1664
1664
Age 27
1666
May 4, 1666
Age 30
Barnstable, (Present Barnstable County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1667
April 6, 1667
Age 31
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
1670
April 16, 1670
Age 34
Barnstable,MA
1672
1672
Age 35
Barnstable, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
1674
1674
Age 37
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA