Mayflower Ties

***9/27/2010*** I have since learned that the Webb connection through Samuel Webb and Hannah Ripley is NOT CORRECT. So… while it’s still fun to learn about William Bradford, I am not actually connected to him. Ho hum. (the joys of research!)

William BRADFORD, Mayflower

From Mayflower History:

William Bradford was born 1590 in the small farming community of Austerfield, Yorkshire. His father WIlliam died when young Bradford was just a year old. He lived with his grandfather, William until his grandfather died when he was six. His mother Alice then died when he was seven. Orphaned both from parents and grandparents, he and older sister Alice were raised by their uncle Robert Bradford.

William was a sickly boy and by the age of 12 had taken to reading the Bible, and as he began to come of age, he became acquainted with the ministry of Richard Clyfton and John Smith, around which the Separatist churches of the region would eventually form about 1606. His family was not supportive of his moves, and by 1607 the Church of England were applying pressure to extinguish these religious sects. Bradford, at the age of 18, joined with the group fo Separatists that fled from England in fear of persecution, arriving in Amsterdam in 1608. A year later, he migrated with the rest of the church to the town of Leiden, Holland, where they remained for eleven years.

Bradford returned to Amsterdam temporarily in 1613, to marry his 16yr old bride, Dorothy May.

In Leiden, Bradford took up the trade of a silk weaver to make ends meet, and was also able to recover some of the estate in England that he had been left by his father, to support himself and his new wife in Leiden. They had a son, John, born about 1615/1617.

By 1620, when a segment of the church had decided to set off for America on the MAYFLOWER, Bradford (now 30) sold off his house in Leiden and he and his wife, Dorothy, joined; however, they left young son John behind, presumably so he would not have to endure the hardships of colony-building. While the MAYFLOWER was anchored off Provincetown Harbor at the tip of Cape Cod, and while many of the Pilgrim men were out exploring and looking for a place to settle, Dorothy accidentally fell overboard and drowned.

John Carver was elected governor of Plymouth and remained governor until his death a year later in April 1621.

Bradford was then elected governor and was re-elected nearly every year thereafter. In 1623, he married to the widowed Alice (Carpenter) Southworth, and had a married feast very reminiscent of the “First” Thanksgiving, with Massasoit and a large number of Indians joining, and bringing turkeys and deer. Bradford was the head of the government of Plymouth, oversaw the courts, the colony’s finances, corresponded with investors and neighbors, formulated policy with regards to the foreigners, Indians, and law, and so had a very active role in running of the entire Colony. With his second wife, he had three more children, all of which survived to adulthood and married. Beginning in 1630, he started writing a history of the Plymouth Colony, which is now published under the title of “Of Plymouth Plantation”. A number of his letters, poems, conferences, and other writings have survived.

William Bradford was generally sick all winter of 1656-1657; on May 8, Bradford predicted to his friends and family that he would die, and he did the next day, 9 May 1657, at the age of 68.

My connection to William BRADFORD:

William Bradford, 1590-1657
Alice Carpenter, 1590-1670

Maj. William Bradford, 1624-1703/1704
Alice Richards, 1627-1671

Hannah Bradford, 1662-1738
Joshua Ripley, 1658-1739

Hannah Bradford Ripley, 1685-1751
Samuel Webb, 1690-1779

Samuel Webb, abt 1720/1721 – 1801
Deborah Davison, abt 1717-1803

Col. James Webb, abt 1758-1825
Nancy Cony/Conney, died 1809

James Webb Jr., 1795-1833
Sophia Bell, 1797-1840

Rev. James Barney Webb, 1823-1901
Margaret Ann Laughinghouse, 1823-1880

George Bell Webb, 1855-1914
Agnes Pittman, 1856-1883

Eva Bell Webb, 1882-1966
Charles Ernest Loops, 1875-?


Royal Family Ties (pt 1) to RIPLEY

***9/27/2010*** I have since learned that the Webb Connection to Hannah Bradford Ripley is WRONG. There is no connection here. So…. this is how the Ripley name is tied to the Royal Family, unfortunately, it is not my connection Oops!

Is it our innate nature to try to find ancestral lines to someone famous or important or special? I can tell you that when I first discovered my ties to the Royal Family, I was ecstatic! I was young, I thought it the coolest thing in the world. Once you find the second tie, not so exciting… the third, or your partner’s connection… a little weird. Hey, we’re related to the same family! isn’t that exciting. hmph.

I think my son will survive knowing that his parents are related some 27 generations back. Aren’t most of us with English ties, at some point, related to the Royal Family?

I thought it’d be fun to actually mark this heritage, because I can never find it when offering up lineages to the family. So, now they’ll be on record and easy to find.

Both Cy and I are related to:
Robert De Beaumont, 1st Earl of Leicester (abt 1049-1118), Normandy, France
Isabel/Elizabeth de Vermandois (1081-1130)
Adelaide is the Granddaughter of Henry the First, King of France, through her father HUGH DE CREPI, Duke of Burgundy

My connection:
1. Robert De Beaumont (1049-1118)
Isabel/Elizabeth of Vermandois (abt 1081-1130)

6. Adeline De Beaumont (abt 1102-?)
Hugh de Gaunt (abt 1062-?)

13. Alice de Montford (abt 1130-?)
Robert Noel (abt 1123-?)

20. Thomas Noel (abt 1151-aft 1187)
Margaret Le Strange (abt 1156-1221)

25. Jean Noel (abt 1179-?)
William De Duston (abt 1159-1234)

30. Rose De Duston (abt 1195-?)
Sir John D’Oyly (abt 1195-abt 1267)

36. John D’Oyly (abt 1220-?)

42. Edward D’Oyly (abt 1256-1312)

48. Edmund D’Oyly (abt 1297-1353)
Alice Bowden (abt 1301-?)

54. Thomas D’Oyly (1342-?)

59. Edward D’Oyly (abt 1387-?)
Anne Legat (abt 1401-1467)

64. Margaret D’Oyly (abt 1440-?)
Peter Lyhart (abt 1440-?)

68. Margaret Lyhart (abt 1440-1494)
Sir James Hobart/Hubbard (abt 1436-1516)

71. Miles Hobart/Hubbard (1479-aft 1540)
Elinor/Ellen Blennerhassett (1507-bef 1557)

73. Thomas Hobart/Hubbard (abt 1537-1598)
Helena Winsofer (abt 1546-1603)

75. Sir Edmund Hobart/Hubbard (abt 1573-1546) – died in Massachusettes
Mary Dewey (1575-1634)

77. Rev. Peter Hobart (1604 in Plymouth, Mass – 1678)
Elizabeth Ibrook (1608-1692)

79. Elizabeth HOBART (1632-1692)
John RIPLEY, son of William Ripley. 1653-1684

Yay!! does that make me really special, or what!

Surname Listing – RIPLEY

***9/27/2010*** I’ve since learned that the Webb Connection to Hannah Bradford Ripley is WRONG. There is no tie here. Oops!

I’m counting down my ancestral lines… on to my 7th Great Grandparents.
Many of these lines I have little information on as most are in the 1700s. If the line originates already in the country of origin, I’m skipping over it. If they do not have a known last name, obviously, I am skipping it.
I am only listing those families that have American origins and the immigrant person still missing, or the family tie to the country of origin.

Today, #577… Hannah Bradford RIPLEY
4 generations of RIPLEY connected through:

4. Charles Ernest Loops II (1906-1977)
5. Laura Melba Dekle (1908-1994)

8. Charles Ernest Loops I (1875-?)
9. Eva Bell Webb (1882-1966)

18. George Bell Webb (1855-1914)
19. Agnes Pittman (1856-1883)

36. James Barney Webb (1823-1901)
37. Margaret Ann Laughinghouse (1823-1880)

72. James Webb Jr. (1795-1833)
73. Sophia Bell (1797-1840)

144. James Webb Sr (abt 1758-1825)
145. Nancy Cony/Conney (died 1809)

288. Samuel Webb (abt 1721-1801)
289. Deborah Davison (abt 1717-1803)

576. SAMUEL WEBB was born in 1690 in Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusettes. He died on 6 Mar 1779 in Rockingham, Vermont. He married HANNAH BRADFORD RIPLEY on 8 Oct 1711 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut
577. HANNAH BRADFORD RIPLEYwas born on 2 Mar 1685 in Hingham, Norfolk Co., Massachusettes. She died on 19 Mar 1751 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut

No other children known.

1154. JOSHUA RIPLEY was born on 9 Nov 1658 in Hingham, Norfolk Co., Massachusettes. He died on 18 May 1739 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut.
1155. HANNAH BRADFORD was born on 9 May 1662 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusettes. She died on 27 May 1738 in Windham, Windham Co., Connecticut. She was buried in 1738 in Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut.

No other children known

2308. JOHN RIPLEY was born in 1622 in Hingham, Norfolk Co., Massachusettes. He died on 3 Feb 1683/1684 in Plymouth Co., Massachusettes
2309. ELIZABETH HOBART was born in 1632/1633 in Southwold, Suffolk, England. She was christened on 19 Apr 1635 in Southwold, Suffolk, England. She died on 29 Apr 1692 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Massachusettes.

No other children known.

4616. WILLIAM RIPLEY (unknown)

If you have any information on this family, please leave me a comment!

~happy huntings

ADDED Sept, 2010 – Hannah BRADFORD Ripley… much more information to come on the BRADFORD family, including our ties to the MAYFLOWER. Yay! Hannah Bradford Ripley’s gGrandfather, William Bradford III was Governor of Plymouth and came over on the Mayflower. See HERE.