**Connected to the William Hall Family at Zuriel Hall (1645-1691) **
**Underlined names are linked to their connecting pages**Generation One:
John Tripp- b. 6 February 1609/10 at Horkstow , Lincolnshire, England; m. 4 April 1639 Mary Paine at Portsmouth, Newport, RI d. 12 February 1678 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI, aged 68 years.
1. John b. 1640 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. 7 September 1665 Susanna Anthony at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. 20 November 1719 at South Kingstown, Washington, RI, aged 79 years
2. Peleg b. abt 1642 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. Anne Sisson; d. 13 January 1714
3.Joseph b. 1644 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. 6 August 1667 Mehitable Fish; d. 27 November 1718 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI
4. Mary b. abt 1646 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m(1) Gershom Wordell; m(2) 5 March 1683 Jonathan Gatchell; d. 1716
5. Elizabeth b. 1645 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. Zuriel Hall; d. 1701 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI
6. Alice b. 1650 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. 26 January 1671 William Hall at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. 1698
7. Isabel b. 1651 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. 4 March 1675 Samson Sherman at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. 1716
8. Abiel b. 1653 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; 30 January 1679 Deliverance Hall at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; d. 10 September 1684 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI
9. James b. 1656 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; m. 19 January 1682 Mercy Lawton at Portsmouth, Newport, RI
10. Martha b. 1658 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; 23 February 1681 Samuel Sherman at Portsmouth, Newport, RI
11. Sylvanus b. abt 1660 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI; Margaret Diamond
In the New Bedford Library is a document that appears to be a copy of John Tripp’s own words, dated 1670. “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 carpenter whose name was John Baaty 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 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.”
With his marriage to Mary Paine, he incurred a three acre tract of land in Portsmouth, Newport, RI. She had bought the land for one pint of wine from a seaman named Richard Searl. They build their home upon this land and operated a ferry to Bristol, Bristol, RI. The homestead s now the Pocassett Country Club. The ferry was first mentioned in 1676 when “Captain Church of Tiverton, the famous Indian fighter, crossed to Bristol on Tripp's ferry.”
“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.”
He served as a juror in 1649-1650 and 1653. He was a clerk of weights and measures in 165 and a prover of weights and measures in 1675.. He was a freeman in Portsmouth, Portsmouth, RI in 1655. In 1661 he was on the Court if Commissioners, and served the General Court in Providence. In 1666, he was on the Grand Jury. He served as a deputy to the General Assembly between 1648-1675.
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. His will was dated 6 Dember 1677 and proved 28 August 1675. His wife Mary was named as executrix.
John Tripp received of Rose Weeden….John Tripp and Mary, my wife have received of Rose Weeden (Executrix to Anthony Paine deceast)…what….was due us…18th May (1650),
-the mark of Mary X Tripp
John Tripp to Mathew Grenell.
…JohnTripp of Portsmouth…with the consent of Mary my wife have sold unto Mathew Grenell of the same Towne…Twenty seven Acres of land lying within…Portsmouth…bounded Eastward of partly with land sold William Havens and partly with land…of Rose Paine, Southward with the hie way to the sea Westward with land o Rose. Paine and Northward with the mill river…beinge Twenty seven Rod borad upright through the whole lott…being that…Land that I …had in part of the Legusie given to my wife….Twenty Seventh of Aprill…one Thowsand Six hundred fifty and one-
The mark of Henry X Lake
The X marke of Mary Tripp
1. Rhode Island land evidences, Vol 1 1648-1696 abstrcts, Dorothy Worthington, Rhode Island Historical Society.
2. Tripp Genealogy” Descendants of James, son of John Tripp, p. 5