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The Relation of John the Founder

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John Tripp

The Relation of John The Founder was discovered in the New Bedford library in 1990 by Paul L. Tripp. See Portsmouth Historical Org : John Tripp, 1611 - 1678 A Glimpse into Our Founder’s Life by Janet Tripp Andrews edited by Jan E. Tripp © November, 2016 pg 37.

“The Relation of John ye said John Tripp concerning the plases of his aboad First I was born in Horstow in Lincolne Sheire 3 miles from Barton Humber and my father name was John Tripp and my mother name was Isabel Moses before she was married my father when she was a maid and they had about 12 children and much kindred we had and when I grew in years I was put an apprentice to a sheipt carpendist carpenter whose name was John Baats of Thorsbe 3 miles of from Alford in Lincoln Shire afore said where I served 7 years and sometime after wrought with him and after that I bound myself to one Frances East for 4 pounds a year for 4 years who sold me after 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 persecuting 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 come to Rhode Island with them because Boston members cried out against Rhode Island people whom the said members had expelled from them therefore my master was forced to sell me to Randal Houlding of Portsmouth one Rhode Island and I served a xxxx 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 which one is dead the eldest is 29 years old and upward this 17 of Feb 1670 praised be our Rock who hath been help and unto us at all times gives what thou pleases it is mercy from the to receive anything for the Earth and See is all thine and the fullness thereof."





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