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Jack Priestley’s Family History

This site is a work-in-progress. There is a massive amount to cover. I have included both male and female lines. Keep coming back for more.
I have numbered the generations working backwards from my own as (1)


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THOMAS TRIPP. We know from his gravestone that Thomas was 68 when he died in 1769. This gives him a birth date of 1700-1. There are two possible baptisms:

Barton on Humber. 1700/1  Feb 16.  Thomas son of William Tripp, labourer.
Horkstow. 1701 April 13. Thomas son of Fran: and Jane Tripp.

Barton on Humber is 3 miles east of South Ferriby, where Thomas brought up his children. Horkstow is less than 2 miles south. Either of these baptisms is plausible, but since Thomas named two of his children Francis and Jane it is highly probable that the second is the right one.

Horkstow is one of the five Low Villages which lie between Brigg and the Humber. South Ferriby is another. They lie below the northern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

St Maurice, Horkstow  [1]


Since he brought up his family in South Ferriby, there is a marriage that would fit very well.

Marriage. Saxby All Saints.
1731 Nov 14  Thomas Tripp and Mary Jobson.

Both bride and groom were of South Ferriby. Saxby All Saints is a village 2 ½  miles south of South Ferriby.


MARY JOBSON. Mary was the child of Anthony and Catharine Jobson, baptised in Bonby on 18 Jan 1701/2. Bonby is only a mile south of Saxby All Saints where she married. We have not found her mother’s maiden name.
She was the youngest of six children of Anthony and the fourth child for Catharine.


Mary would have been six months pregnant at the time of the marriage, but in those days this was not too uncommon.

The couple set up home in South Ferriby.
Four baptisms followed:
Baptisms. St Nicholas. South Ferriby.
John 13 Feb 1731/2
Francis 10 June 1734
Jane  13 Feb 1736/7.
Mary 8 Nov 1739

 The church of St Nicholas has an unusual north-south alignment. This is because it stands on an escarpment and part of it was lost in a landslip in the late 16th century. It was rebuilt, using what remained, so that the result was almost square. It was enlarged in Victorian times.

 Mary senior died a year later. She was buried in South Ferriby in 20 Jan 1740/1.

Thomas lived on for nearly thirty years. He died, on 10 Apr 1769 aged 68. He was buried at St Nicholas, South Ferriby, two days later. He is recorded in the burial register as an “ould man”.


 [1] Ron Cole. http://www.genuki.org.uk/files/eng/LIN/Horkstow/horkstow_st_maurice.jpg





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