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William Ripley

William Ripley

Male 1588 - 1656  (67 years)

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  • Name William Ripley 
    Born 23 Jul 1588  Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 23 Jul 1588  Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Aft 11 Jun 1615  Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1638  Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Emigration Jun 1638  Ipswich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Immigration 10 Aug 1638  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Residence 18 May 1642  Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation Abt 1650  Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Weaver 
    Residence Abt 1650  Main St., Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Will 30 Jun 1656  Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Probate 20 Jul 1656  Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    _UID 5DB4AF3CE352C24E8371793EDF9C3855F4C6 
    Died 20 Jul 1656  Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3789  Lechthaler/Powell Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Jun 2012 

    Father William "Ruplie" Ripley,   d. Abt 28 Jan 1620, Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sicelye "Reve" Reeve,   d. Abt 19 May 1597, Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Jul 1579  Wramplingham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    _UID 9D2A98F0030C7443BADA252C408250020EF9 
    Family ID F1986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 29 Sep 1654, Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID AA3DD15B150E8044A0C378B0616D1A43B011 
    Children 
     1. Mary Ripley,   b. 6 Sep 1616, Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Ripley,   b. 1 Sep 1621, Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1684, Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Abraham Ripley,   b. 9 May 1624, Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1683, Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. Sarah Ripley,   b. 28 Oct 1627, Wymondham, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1715, Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1660, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Sep 1654  Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID B0C25737FFA4E946AD75C471518297FA8DD5 
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F1301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William Ripley 1588 Baptism in Wramplingham, Norfolk Church Book
    William Ripley Baptism in Wramplingham, Norfolk Church Book

  • Notes 
    • ** Note **

      Their appears to be quite a bit of controversy about from where William Ripley and family originated. Briefly, one camp says William was born 1588 in Wramplingham, Norfolk, England. The other camp that says William was born 14 May 1598 in Ripon, Yorkshire, England. Both provide births of children John, Abraham, Sarah, and Mary. Quite a bit of information exists supporting both camps. I cannot conclusively conclude which camp is correct. But based on the following, I have used the William born 1588 in Wramplingham , Norfolk, England case.

      case William was born 1588 in Wramplingham, Norfolk, England
      (information from online LDS Wymondham, Norfolk church books I have found):
      Mary 6 Sep 1616
      John 1 Sep 1821
      Abraham 9 May 1924
      Sarah 28 Oct 1627
      [no other children births in Wymondham, Norfolk church book]

      case William was born 14 May 1598 in Ripon, Yorkshire, England
      (information from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~westxan/4122.html):
      Mary Ripley b: 10 Jan 1639/40 in Moulton Near Spalding, Lincoln, England
      John Ripley b: BEF. 14 Aug 1621 in Moulton Near Spalding, Lincoln, England (bapt October 9, 1625)
      Abraham Ripley b: 9 May 1624 in Ingleby Greenhow, Yorkshire, England
      Sarah Ripley b: 25 Oct 1627 in Moulton Near Spalding, Lincoln, England
      [five other children noted born in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire]

      I find it too coincidental to be true that two Abraham's were born on the exact same date in two different places. Ditto Sarah in two places within 3 days of the same date. This leads me to believe that one of these cases data is incorrect or mistaken. It's just too coincidental. I have seen the Wymondham, Norfolk church book myself, the other case I have not attempted to verify the church books cited as sources.

      I also find the William was born 14 May 1598 in Ripon, Yorkshire, England case a bit unlikely since it notes children born in Lincoln, Lincoln, Lincoln, York, York, Lincoln, York, Lincoln, Lincoln counties in date of birth order. Back in those days I find the continual movement unlikely.

      I have also seen Wramplingham church records for the birth of William in 1588 as well as his brothers and sisters. Again, I have not attempted to verify the church records for the William was born 14 May 1598 in Ripon, Yorkshire.

      From Hingham MA records we know about William Ripley children John, Sarah and Abraham. We know when they married and/or had children, therefore we can get a gut feel for about when they were born based on average age at marriage. We also know the families on-board the Diligent were said to come from the Hingham Norfolk area. William Ripley was said to have come from Wymondham, Norfolk. Hingham, Wramplingham, and Wymondham are all within a few miles of each other.

      Their are Norfolk England and Hingham MA marriages between the Ripley families and the families of Beal and Hobart. The families of Beal and Hobart also appear to have also come from the Hingham, Wramplingham, and Wymondham Norfolk England area. From my experience it is quite common for families from the old country to stick together and inter-marry in the new country. This also lends credibility to the William was born 1588 in Wramplingham, Norfolk, England case.

      In the Wymondham, Norfolk parish records baptism are found for a Mary, John, Abraham, and Sarah, all children of William Ripley. The baptism dates jive pretty well against the approximate birth dates based on Hingham MA marriage and children baptism dates. Therefore, my best guess is these children and the William in Wymondham, Norfolk who was their father comprise the same family that came to Hingham MA on board the Diligent. The great fire of Jun 1615 in Wymondham, Norfolk destroyed earlier parish record making tracking further back in time for Wymondham (i.e. William Ripley marriage(s)) conjecture.

      Based on the above, I have used the William was born 1588 in Wramplingham, Norfolk, England case. I do think their were multiple William Ripley's and their also may very well be a connection back to Ripon, Yorkshire.

      These two webpages pretty much sum up the two cases mentioned above (countless others can be found in case these two disappear):
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/ripley/messages/680.html
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~westxan/4122.html
      ---
      The town of Hingham was dubbed "Bare Cove" by the first colonizing English in 1633, but two years later was incorporated as a town under the name "Hingham".[5] The land on which Hingham was settled was deeded to the English by the Wampanoag sachem Wompatuck in 1655.[6] The town was within Suffolk County from its founding in 1643 until 1793; Norfolk County from 1793 to 1803; and Plymouth County from 1803 to the present.
      ----
      Google map of Hingham, Wramplingham, and Wymondham in Norfolk:
      http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Hingham,+United+Kingdom&daddr=Wymondham,+Norfolk,+UK+to:Wramplingham,+United+Kingdom&hl=en&ll=52.589284,1.055031&spn=0.163942,0.211487&sll=52.582609,1.049881&sspn=0.163966,0.211487&geocode=FRxRIgMdZAEPACl74CAye9DZRzGj9bfC-AGIVQ%3BFQolIgMdqQQRAClVp5qCMcPZRzF750KTTJMOmQ%3BFVTHIgMdwggRACn_DFXxJtzZRzEPcQCqAgpi8w&oq=Wramplingham&gl=us&mra=ls&t=m&z=12
      --------

  • Sources 
    1. [S312] History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Published by the Town, 1893, (University Press: John Wilson and Sons, Cambridge, Mass), v III, page 54-55.
      Jeremiah born in England about 1631. Married Nov. 18, 1652, Sarah, daughter of William Ripley. She was born in England and died in Hingham 29 June, 1715. He died 10 Aug. 1716, aged 85 years. "Blacksmith," and known as "Lieutenant." Constable in 1672. Selectman 1671, 1673, and 1684. Representative in 1691, 1602, and 1701. Resided on Bachelor (Main) St, near the meeting-house of the First Parish, but late in life on East, near Hull St.

    2. [S312] History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Published by the Town, 1893, (University Press: John Wilson and Sons, Cambridge, Mass), v III, page 131-132.
      William "and his wife, and 2 sons and two daughters came from Old Hingham and settled in New Hingham, 1638." (Cushing's MS.) The same year he had a grant of land at Hingham Centre containing four acres, a large proportion of which is still held in the family name. Unfortunately, our records furnish no information relat­ing to the wife who came with him and was the mother of his children nor is her Christian name or date of death known. For his second wife he married in Hingham Sept. 29, 1654, Mrs. Elizabeth Thaxter, the widow of Thomas Thaxter. She outlived him, and married for her third husband, Jan. 20, 1657-58, John Dwight of Dedham, and died 17 July, 1660. William died 20 July, 1656. Will dated June 30, 1656, proved 24 Jan. 1656-57. " Weaver." Resided on Alain St., by the "training field," Hingham Centre.

    3. [S185] See notes for individual (or marriage).

    4. [S655] England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900, Wramplingham; Baptisms, Marriages, Burial; 1566-1725; Image 7 of 41.
      Year 1588 - Baptized William the sone of William Ripply the 23rd day of July.
      at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11011-94507-27?cc=1416598&wc=MMVP-HVV:n814304505
      saved as \saved as \Ripley\UKChurchRecords\WymondhamNorfolk\
      RobertRipleyBapWilliamRipleyBap.jpg

    5. [S463] Miscellaneous website (website only cited once).
      from http://genforum.genealogy.com/ripley/messages/680.html

      Both are mentioned in the "booke of the losses by the fire 11th june 1615"(nflk pub library)

      "Borh" refers to William (b1588) and his father William.
      Great Fire of Wymondham that broke out on Sunday 11 June 1615.

    6. [S312] History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Published by the Town, 1893, (University Press: John Wilson and Sons, Cambridge, Mass), v I, page 202.
      In 1638 there was a considerable increase of the number of settlers. Among them were, ... William Ripley.

    7. [S298] Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County Massachusett, William Richard Cutter, (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1905), page 1936.
      His town lot which he drew in 1638 contained four acres, and is on Main street, Lower Plain. or Hingham Center. The house of a descendant, the late Eben Ripley, stands on the lot, or did so recently.

    8. [S585] The Planters of the Commonwealth: 1620-1640 Passengers and Ships, Charles Edward Banks, (Boston, MA, 1930), http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48127., page 191-194.
      DILIGENT, of Ipswich, John Martin, Master. She sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk, in June and arrived August 10 at Boston, with about one hundred passengers, principally from Hingham, Norfolk, destined for Hingham, Massachusetts. (Ref: 4 - see notes at bottom)

      List included:
      WILLIAM RIPLEY; of Wymondham, Norfolk; (destination) Hingham
      Mrs. ... Ripley
      Mary Ripley
      John Ripley
      Abraham Ripley
      Sarah Ripley

      Notes: Charles Banks' source for the 'Diligent' passenger is Daniel Cushing, 3rd and/or 4th Town Clerk of Hingham MA. Daniel Cushing was nineteen years old when the ship sailed, but close to sixty or more when he wrote out the list. Most of the wives are named only as "Mrs.", the children of some families are not listed and there are also some probable errors in the list.

    9. [S298] Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County Massachusett, William Richard Cutter, (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1905), page 1936.
      He was admited a freeman May 18, 1642.

    10. [S298] Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County Massachusett, William Richard Cutter, (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1905), page 1936.
      He was a weaver by trade.

    11. [S650] Suffolk County Wills, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Page 81-82.
      Note: This is my OCR of what appared to be a previous OCR with numerous errors, especially with the letter's u and v. I corrected the obvious errors but left the old English as is.

      WILLIAM REPLYE, of Hingham.
      I William being sick and weake, doe make this my Last will. Unto my eldest sonn, Jno Replye, the dwelling howse he now dwells in, with all ye barns &c, but my Sonn Abraham shall have Liberty to Use ye new borne for his Corne & other occasions : & ye new leaneto for his Cattle for ye terme of fower yeares, wthout molestation. Unto my sonn John, all ye Land wthin that feeld, namely ye lott ye town gaue mee, lying for fower Acres, and ye lott wch I bought of Jno Foulsham, lying for fower Acres, and ye lott wch I bought of Thomas Thackster lying for five Acres, and ye lott Wch I bought of Stephen Payne, lying for fower Acres, with all privilidges belonging to these lotts. Unto my Sonn Jno my planting lott wch I bought of Jno Prince, lyeing for three Acre. upon ye world's end, next unto Jno Tucker north : next unto Jeremy Beales Eastward : butting upon ye sea West & south. Unto my Sonn Jno fouer Acres of salt meadow, wch I bought of Jonas Austen, lyeing at Lyford's Likeing, next unto Thomas Lincorne west : next unto Na­thaniel Beales east, butting upon ye old planter's hill north, and upon ye neck South. I give unto my Sonn Jno of fresh meadow, Wch I bought of Thomas Underwood, lyeing in Crooked meadow, With a little peece of meadow belonging to ye same, Lyeing next unto Samuell Ward, East­ward, and ye River Southward. Unto my sonn Jno A peece of Salt meadow lying at Conyehassett : for three Acres more or lesse ; it is in ye third devision. Unto sonn Jno my horse, ye horse Colt yt Came,of my mare : two Oxen, Collier & Buck, fouer Cowes, three sheepe Ewes, with 3 lambs : eight goates : halfe ye dry goates and halfe ye kids. Unto sonn Abraham, ye home lott, which I bought of Thomas Underwood, to­gether with the orchyard and fencing and other appurtenances thereto belonging; Wch lott lyeth for fine Acres, next Unto Jno Lasell east : next to Jno Otis west ; also unto Sonn Abraham : all ye fresh meadow yt ly­eth at ye end of ye said home lott ; all ye salt meadow Wch I bought of Thomas Underwood, lyeing at ye wear: next Francis James southward, and Robert Joanes north : ye great lott Wch I bought of Thomas Under­wood, lying for fifteen Acres, next unto Jno Lasell South East, & next unto Cornelius Cantleburry north west, butting on ye river; ye planting lott, which I bought of Thomas Underwood, lyeing in the neck for thre Acres : next Unto Mathew Cushen north, and Jno Beales South : butting Upon the sea westward, and Michaell Pearse eastward. Unto Sonn Abraham, two old oxen, Called Broad and Browne, two stears of five yeares old, one young steere 2 yeares old, three young Cowes, and eight milch Goates, halfe ye drie Goates & halfe ye kids, two Ewe sheepe two lambs, flue wether Sheepe and two Rams, my Mare of 3 yeares old, my ffether bed and greene Rug, one blankett and one broad brasse kettle, one Iron Pott and A Chest yt ye Cover is Loose ; A little Cofer and three empty Barrell : The Cart and Wheeler, plower and plow Irons, with all ye Chaynes, shall be equally devided betwene my Sonn Jno & Abraham. Unto Sonn Abraham one Swine of A yeare old and ye vantage. Unto Sonn Jno my best Cloake and 2 peeces of Cloath of ye same, So much as will make a sute of apparrell, one paier of Shooes, A payer of stockins, my best hat, And my great bible. Unto Sonn Abraham, my book of Masters, and all my other apparell ; debts due unto mee from severall psons, as they doe receive any, they shal be equally devided betwene ye said Jno & Abraham; debts due for me to pay, John & Abraham Shall pay it equally together. John and Abraham Executors.
      30 June 1656. Wm. Ripley & a seale.

      Wittnes Mathew Cushin
      John Thaxter

    12. [S650] Suffolk County Wills, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Page 81-82.
      24 Jan. 1656, Mathew Cushin and Jno Thaxter deposed.
      Inventory taken, July 20, 1656, by Joshua Hubbard, Mathew Hawke. Amt £332.
      Jno Ripleye deposed before ye Court, 29th Jan. 1656.

    13. [S655] England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900, Wramplingham; Baptisms, Marriages, Burial; 1566-1725; Image 5 of 41.
      Year 1579 - Married William Ripply and Sicelye Reeve the fifth of July.
      at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11011-94459-4?cc=1416598&wc=MMVP-HVV:n814304505
      saved as \saved as \Ripley\UKChurchRecords\WymondhamNorfolk\
      WilliamRipleyMar2ElizabethRipleyBap.jpg


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