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William Ripley (abt. 1555 - bef. 1620)

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William Ripley aka Rippley, Ripply
Born about in Norfolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 5 Jul 1579 in Wramplingham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Wymondham, Norfolk, Englandmap
Profile last modified 9 Jul 2019 | Created 10 Sep 2010
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Contents

Biography

Unknown Parentage; No Evidence of Yorkshire Origins

The parentage of William Rippley of Wramplingham and Wymondham, Norfolk is unknown and his origin is uncertain. Some family trees say that he came from Yorkshire and was the son of a Cuthbert Ripon/Ripley. However, no reliable evidence for that origin or parentage has been found and both such origin and parentage seem entirely implausible.

Date and Place of Birth

Based on the date of William's first known marriage (1574) and his date of death (1620), William was probably born sometime in 1540-1551, with about 1550 being a reasonable round-number estimate. Since William was married and had children in Wramplingham, he was probably born in or near Wramplingham, Norfolk.

No Evidence for a Sowood Marriage

The same family trees that say that William came from Yorkshire and was the son of Cuthbert Ripon/Ripley also say that he married in 1571 in Yorkshire a woman named Joanna Sowood and had several children by her. No reliable evidence for that proposition has been found and it seems quite implausible.

First Marriage

William married, first, Margaret Thomson at Wramplingham on 1 April 1574.[1] Margaret was buried at Wramplingham on 1 December 1575.[2] No evidence has been found that they had any children.

Second Marriage and Children

William married, second, Sicelye Row/Reve at Wramplingham on 5 July 1579.[3] William and Sicelye had the following children, all baptized in Wramplingham:

  1. Elizabeth, bpt. 7 May 1580,[4] possible bur. on 8 January 1622 in Wymondham[5]
  2. Richard, bpt. 14 April 1582, m. before 1617 Mary _____,. (See sources and discussion in Richard's profile.)
  3. Frances, bpt. 15 April 1584, m. 11 June 1616 John Beales in Wymondham, Norfolk, bur. 16 March 1629/30 (See sources and discussion in Frances's profile.)
  4. Robert, bpt. 2 April 1586, m. before 1621 Mary _____. (See sources and discussion in Robert's profile.)
  5. William, bpt. 14 July 1588, m. 1st about 1615 _______ perhaps in Norfolk, England, 2d 29 September 1654 Elizabeth ________ in Hingham, Massachusetts, d. before 11 July 1656 in Hingham, Massachusetts. (See sources and discussion in William's profile.)
  6. Abraham, bpt. 28 December 1591[6]
  7. John, bpt. 27 December 1592[7]
  8. Anne, bpt. 23 June 1594,[8] bur. 28 August 1594[9]

William's wife Sicely was buried at Wramplingham on 20 May 1597.[10]

Public Life; Move to Wymondham

The 1577 muster roll for Wramplingham includes a "willm ruplie" who was no doubt this profile's William.[11]

William moved to Wymondham, Norfolk sometime between 1597 and 1615. He is included in the "book of losses" from the Great Wymondham Fire of 1615.[11]

Death; Burial

William ("William Ripply Senex") was buried in Wymondham on 28 January 1620.[12]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2PP-VYG : 10 February 2018), Willm. Rippley and Margarett Thomson, 1574; citing Wramplingham,Norfolk,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 887,920.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D493-68S?cc=1416598&wc=4JJX-6TP%3A30449901%2C29358102%2C30460101 : 25 June 2014), Wramplingham > Baptisms, Marriages, Burials > 1566-1725 > image 4 of 41; Record Office, Norwich.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXN8-QYM : 12 February 2018), Willm Rippley and Sicelye Row, 06 Jul 1579; citing Wramplingham, Norfolk, England, reference item 42, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JM9F-45Q : 11 February 2018, Elizabeth Rippley, 07 May 1580); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D499-92C?cc=1416598&wc=4JJX-XDT%3A30451101%2C29358102%2C30663701 : 25 June 2014), Wymondham > Baptisms, Marriages, Burials > 1615-1706 > image 9 of 88; Record Office, Norwich.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXM8-C8J : 12 February 2018, Abraham Rippley, ); citing item 42 p 9, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7XB-BJH : 12 February 2018, John Rippley, ); citing item 42 p 10, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J92W-4PJ : 12 February 2018, Anne Rippley, ); citing item 42 p 11, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J8D5-2X4 : 12 February 2018), Anne Rippley, burial 28 Aug 1594; citing Wramplingham, Norfolk, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D493-FQY?cc=1416598&wc=4JJX-6TP%3A30449901%2C29358102%2C30460101 : 25 June 2014), Wramplingham > Baptisms, Marriages, Burials > 1566-1725 > image 10 of 41; Record Office, Norwich.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 "Robert Lord Ancestors," rootsweb.com. Note that, in addition to some good information, this website contains much information that is extremely speculative and probably incorrect.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D499-SL1?cc=1416598&wc=4JJX-XDT%3A30451101%2C29358102%2C30663701 : 25 June 2014), Wymondham > Baptisms, Marriages, Burials > 1615-1706 > image 6 of 88; Record Office, Norwich.
  13. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBYV-VF2 : 12 February 2018, Robt Rippley in entry for Elizabeth Rippley, ); citing item 42 p 21, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  14. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3YT-17X : 12 February 2018, Richard Rippley in entry for Mary Rippley, ); citing item 42 p 19, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  15. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7XB-BNL : 12 February 2018, Robert Rippley, ); citing item 42 p 8, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.
  16. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NXM8-CZJ : 12 February 2018, Richard Rippley, ); citing item 42 p 7, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,471,296.


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One source suggests that he was the son of William Cuthbert Ripley and Mary (Greenwood) Ripley
posted by Patricia (Long) Kent
DNA matches are with other people who have their DNA tested. Anything farther back depends on genealogy. If something says that Cuthbert is an MRCA through William, it is because someone used bad genealogy to say that Cuthbert was William's ancestor.
posted by Chase Ashley
Actually, I have several DNA matches with William as MRCA. I also have other DNA matches with Cuthbert as MRCA. Although this does not prove Cuthbert is William's father, it IS interesting evidence.
posted by Steve Selbrede
What reliable evidence is there that his father was Cuthbert Rippon?
posted by Chase Ashley
I've found a series of Wramplingham baptisms for the children of William and Cecily ranging from 1580 and 1594. All recorded in Wramplingham Norfolk records, with photoscans. The last child was born and died the same year, Anne in 1594. I believe the other wife Joanna is an error. All these records are for Rippley. No records for Wymondham or Wramplingham with Ripley single P. Additionally I found same for son Richard with wife Mary and four children. Did not find marriage for a Richard.

Of those listed in notes, I found William, John, Abraham, Frances and Richard, Elizabeth and Anne.

There is no reason to combine William of Norfolk with William of a Yorkshire. I've looked at many trees on ancestry and they have such errors as being born in Massachusetts in 1617 to living to age 110.

posted by Liane Smith

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