- Born: 1610, Northumberland, CO, England 86
- Marriage: Mary Paine in 1639 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA 86
- Died: 28 Oct 1678, Portsmouth, Newport, RI at age 68 86
INFORMATION FROM MARTHA BITSON AND DR. SIDNEY DOUGLASS "John Tripp--born in England in 1610. Died 28 Oct 1678 Portsmouth, R. I. aged 68. Married Mary Paine in 1639. After John's death, she married Benjamin Engall. She died 12 Feb. 1687 at Portsmouth, R. I. Honorable John Tripp came from Northumberland Co. England to Newport, R. I. in 1630 He was thought to have been a nephew of Robert Potter and one of the Proprietors and Founders of Rhode Island. He was a carpenter. In 1638 he was administered an Inhabitant of the Island Aquidneck and on 30 April, 1639 he signed the Compact in Portsmouth. Mar. 1, 1643 he had 3 acres of land next Thomas Gorton. He was a Deputy in 1684-54;[assume error here] 55,58,61,63,64,66,67,68,69,72. 10 Feb 1649 he and Mary his wife gave a receipt to Rose Wiedon, Widow of Anthony Paine for a legacy from the Will of the latter. 1655 John Tripp was a Commissioner. 30 Nov. 1657 he was granted land on Hog Island for seven years. 6 Feb 1660 he called himself 49 years and gave testimony that he had heard his uncle Robert Potter say that he had sold certain house and land to John Anthony. 8 Sept. 1655 he sold his son Peleg 1/4 section of land in Dartmouth bought of John Alden. 8 Dec 1666 the court made good a sale which Mary wife of John had bought from Richard Searle twenty-five years ago for a pint of wine. She then was unmarried. Richard Searl removed leaving no deed to this three acres of land. 1670-73, 74,75 he was Assistant member of the Town Council. 3 May 1671 he sold his Joseph 1/2 interest in land formerly bought of John Alden in Dartmouth, Mass. 6 Feb 1677 the Will of John Tripp was made and proved 28 Oct. 1678 with wife Mary as executor. He owned land in Dartmouth, Mass., Narragasett and Westerly, R. I. He was a Quaker and known as a successful and powerful Politician. Descendants are eligible for the Society of Colonial Wars. John Tripp was granted land on the west side of the West Road and a lot adjoining the East side of Jepson Lane. He ran a Ferry to Bristol. John Tripp was apprenticed to House Carpentry Trade and with his Master Randall Holden came to Newport. ? Notes: !from pg 887 "The Compendium of American Genealogy - Immigrant Ancestors"
Tripp, Hon. John (1610/11-1678), from Eng.; first record of him in America, when he became an original founder and propr. of Portsmouth R.I. 1638; in 1660 he deposed in court and stated his age as about 49; dep. R.I. Gen. Assembly, 1648, 1654-58, 1661-64, 1666-69, 72; commr. Ct. of Commissioners, 1655; asst or mem. Gov's Council, 1670, 1673-75; m. 1639, Mary (d. 1687), dau. of Anthony Paine, m Rose Potter.' ? Notes: !See Gen. of Rhode Island Families, Vol./ II, 1983, p. 176 (from Kaye Nichols) TIB Card Salt6 Lake No. 11993 Book 5B p. 530 Alta Fae Shammo, Oct 1991
John married Mary Paine, daughter of Anthony Paine and Rose Susannah Potter, in 1639 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA.86 (Mary Paine was born about 1611 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI 86 and died on 12 Feb 1687 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI 86.)