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Ken & Teresa Ripper's Ancestors and Family

 

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Access our complete pedigree charts in these two pdf files:

Ken’s pedigree                                                 Teresa’s pedigree

 

 

 

 

 

Ripper - Repper - Rippere - Beauripper

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1480

Richard Beauripper

Chyvarloe, Gunwalloe, Cornwall

Court Roll

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   RIPPER Family Tree ..

   Notes, Background and Information ..

·    Historical & Geographical Context ..

·    Crawle ..

·    Alexander Repper ..

·    Other Ripper Families ..

o    London ..

o    Eastern England ..

o    Germany ..

William Frederick RIPPER (1916-1974)

Ken RIPPER’s father (taken 1946)

WFRipper1946

 

Harvey

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1807

Robert HARVEY

Hempnall, Norfolk

Birth date

Notes

 

 

 

Robert HARVEY married Eliza Jane WALLIS in Camberwell, London in 1830. Their daughter Sarah HARVEY married William RIPPER in Waterloo, London in 1849.

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   HARVEY Family Tree ..

St John’s Church in Waterloo, London

Sarah HARVEY married William RIPPER here in 1849

StJohnWaterloo

 

Wallis

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1800

John WALLIS

possibly in Camberwell, Surrey

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

John and Mary WALLIS’ daughter Eliza Jane WALLIS (born 1808 in Camberwell) married Robert HARVEY in 1830 (see above).

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   WALLIS Family Tree ..

St Giles’ Church in Camberwell, Surrey (now London)

John and Mary WALLIS married here in 1830

saint_giles_camberwell

 

Cheesman - Cheeseman - Chesman

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1768

James CHEESMAN

St Thomas, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

The CHEESMAN family moved from Portsmouth around the time of the Battle of Trafalgar. They settled in Southwark and Lambeth in London, just south of the River Thames. Their primary source of income came from chair making.

 

Mary Ann CHEESMAN who was born in Gun Street in Southwark in 1854 married a local boy, Robert RIPPER in 1888 in St Mary’s Lambeth. These are Ken’s great grandparents.

 

Having published this family on the internet, the names of Ken’s great great grandparents were seen by David CHEESMAN. David had researched his CHEESMAN family and recognised these people as his own great great grandparents. David and I shared notes, joined our trees together and then learned that we are second cousins and both live in Hertfordshire, less than three miles apart.

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   CHEESMAN Family Tree ..

Christchurch, Southwark, London

Thomas CHEESMAN (1820-1880) was baptised here

christchurch_blackfriars

 

Moore

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1780

John MOORE

possibly in Southwark, Surrey

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

John and Mary MOORE’S’ daughter Amelia MOORE (born 1789 in Southwark) married Samuel George CHEESMAN in 1806 in St Giles’ Cripplegate, London (see above).

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   MOORE Family Tree ..

St Giles’ Cripplegate, London

Amelia MOORE married Samuel George CHEESMAN here in 1806

stgilescripplegate

 

Miller

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1803

Henry MILLER

Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

Henry MILLER married Deborah ROGERS in Great Gaddesden in 1803. Deborah died a few months after the birth of their son William in 1804. Henry married again - to Sarah STRATFORD.

 

William Miller was almost 21 years old when he married Hannah LAWRENCE in Luton in 1825. By the time William died, aged just 28, in December 1832, he and Hannah had had four sons - Thomas, Henry Charles, William and John. Thirteen days after Hannah had buried her husband she returned to St Mary’s Churchyard in Luton to bury her youngest son, John. Hannah herself died 1½ years later and was buried in the same churchyard in May 1834. The three remaining sons were brought up by their maternal grandparents.

 

Luton is famous for its hat making and subsequent generations of the MILLER family who stayed in Luton were straw hat makers by trade.

 

Henry Charles MILLER married Jane OCLEE in Luton in 1846. The family left Luton for London in the 1860s. It was in London’s East End that their son Frederick MILLER married Louisa CLARK in 1880, shortly after which Frederick and Louisa moved to Bermondsey. This was to be their family home for the rest of their lives. Frederick died in 1915 and Louisa brought up her grandson William Frederick RIPPER as well as other members of the RIPPER and CAIN family at the family home in Compasses Court on Tower Bridge Road in Bermondsey. William Frederick RIPPER is Ken RIPPER’s father.

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   MILLER Family Tree ..

William RIPPER (1893-1951) and Eliza Florence RIPPER (nee MILLER) (1891-1971)

Ken RIPPER’s grandparents (taken in 1946)

W_andE_Ripper

 

Oclee - Ockley

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1773

John OCKLEY

Dorking, Surrey

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

There are people with the surname OCLEE in significant concentrations in the Ramsgate area of Kent. John OCKLEY’s granddaughter Jane OCLEE was born on the Isle of Thanet in Kent. She married Henry Charles MILLER (see above). How the OCLEE family of Kent are related to Jane has not yet been established.

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   OCLEE Family Tree ..

Dorking Church

John Thomas OCLEE was baptised here in 1787

dorkingchurch

 

Clark

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1860

Louisa CLARK

Hackney, Middlesex

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

Louisa CLARK (see the MILLER family above) was born about 1860. Her father was William CLARK, a bricklayer. This much we know from her marriage certificate. Further details about her have proved elusive. It has been suggested that the family arrived in London bearing a Jewish name which they changed to CLARK, although no evidence exists to support this theory.

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   CLARK Family Tree ..

St James the Great, Bethnal Green

Louisa CLARK married William Frederick MILLER here in 1880

jamesgreat_bethnalgreen

 

 

 

Bullions - Bullion - de Bullions - de Bullion - Boleyn

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1755

William BULLIONS

St Martin’s, Perthshire, Scotland

Marriage

Links

   BULLION(S) Family Tree ..

   Notes, Background and Information ..

Mary Ann RIPPER (nee BULLION) (1922- present)

Ken RIPPER’s mother (taken in the 1940s)

MaryBullion

 

Gill

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1815

Samuel GILL

possibly in Woolwich, Kent

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

Samuel and Sarah Ann GILL’s son William Samuel Hartley GILL was born in Woolwich in 1820. The GILL family were blacksmiths in Crayford in Kent. William Samuel Hartley GILL married Sophia Firminger in East Wickham in 1839. Their daughter Sarah Sophia GILL (1839-1906) married John William BULLIONS in Lambeth in 1859. Sarah was the mother of 15 children, details of which can be seen on the BULLIONS tree.

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   GILL Family Tree ..

St Mary Magdalene Church in Woolwich, Kent

William Samuel Hartley GILL was baptised here in 1820

StMaryMag_Woolwich

 

Firminger - Furminger

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1780

James Firminger

Mottingham, Kent

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

James FIRMINGER (c1780-1855) and his wife Sophia are the parents of Sophia FIRMINGER who married William Samuel Hartley GILL.

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   FIRMINGER Family Tree ..

Crayford, Kent

The FIRMINGER family lived here in the Victorian era

crayford

 

Suggett - Suggitt

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1705

George SUGGETT

Great Ayton, Yorkshire

Baptism

Notes

 

 

 

The SUGGETT family originate from the villages in the Vale of Pickering and the southern slopes of the North Yorks Moors. Little original research has been conducted into the family’s Yorkshire history but with other SUGGETT or SUGGITT families in the area this will prove to be a fruitful area of research in time to come.

 

George SUGGETT’s grandson, Benjamin, joined the army in 1800 and served over 13 years. He lived in two areas of London. He first lived in the Chelsea area of London, probably close to the Chelsea Barracks where he was once posted. He also lived in Spitalfields where many of his descendants also lived.

 

The family became involved in the hat making trade in London’s East End and in Bermondsey. This trade continued in the family until about the outbreak of World War 1.

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   SUGGITT Family Tree ..

Benjamin Suggitt 1881 - 1917

All Saints, Great Ayton, now in the County of Cleveland

George SUGGETT was baptised here in 1705

GreatAyton

 

Beach

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1807

Richard BEACH

St George in the East, London

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

Like many of the east London families on our family tree, the BEACH family were closely tied to the silk weaving industry of Spitalfields. Richard BEACH’s granddaughter Mary Ann BEACH married Benjamin Thomas William SUGGETT who was a hatter.

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   BEACH Family Tree ..

St Leonard’s, Shoreditch

Charles BEACH married Elizabeth VIZER here in 1832

stleonardshoreditch

 

East

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1809

Samuel EAST

Lavenham, Suffolk

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

Samuel EAST married Harriett HALE in 1809. Their son Joseph Hales EAST (1821-1893) married in his early twenties to Elizabeth. Having borne him three children, Elizabeth died in 1848. Joseph remarried in 1851 to Ann BOORN and they also had three children.

 

Initially Joseph was a publican who ran a public house in Old Change, opposite St Paul’s Cathedral, in 1841. By 1851 he had moved to Spitalfields and worked as a french polisher. The census shows that he lived next door to his mother who ran a public house - The Artillery Arms. This pub is in Artillery Lane and still operates as a pub today under the name of William’s Ale & Wine House.

 

Joseph entered the Bethnal Green workhouse in the 1870s and died there in 1893.

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   EAST Family Tree ..

Lavenham, Suffolk

Samuel EAST married Harriet HALE in Lavenham, they later moved to East London

lavenham

 

 

 

Oldridge - Eldridge - Ouldridge

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1715

Joseph OLDRIDGE

Newton St Cyres, Devon

Marriage

Links

   OLDRIDGE Family Tree ..

   Notes, Background and Information ..

   Whitelegg and Oldridge Fairground Families

...Vic Oldridge’s Photo Album 1941-44

 

Teresa RIPPER nee OLDRIDGE (1949-present)

Teresa married Ken RIPPER in 1971

Teresa

 

Venton

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1757

John VENTON

Stoke, Canon, Devon

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

Teresa’s VENTON family can be mainly found in the villages in the valley of the River Exe, north of Exeter in Devon.

 

Serendipitously we had chosen the names Mark and Emma for our first two children, largely because the names had not been used before, only to later discover Teresa’s great grandparents were Emma VENTON and Mark OLDRIDGE who had married in Brampford Speke, Devon on Christmas Day in 1855. So Teresa has Mark and Emma for her great grandparents and, over a century later, Mark and Emma for her children.

 

Mark OLDRIDGE and Emma VENTON were first cousins as their mothers were sisters.

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   VENTON Family Tree ..

Emma OLDRIDGE nee VENTON (1834-1907)

Teresa’s great grandmother (taken in 1903)

EmmaVenton

 

Woodman

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1712

John WOODMAN

Shobrooke, Devon

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

John WOODMAN married Mary MANLEY in 1712. Their grandson Edward WOODMAN had eight children, the second of which was Tryphena WOODMAN, who married William OLDRIDGE, and their youngest was Ives WOODMAN who married John VENTON. Tryphena’s son, Mark OLDRIDGE married Ives’ daughter Emma VENTON who are Teresa’s great grandparents.

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   WOODMAN Family Tree ..

Shobrooke Church, Devon

John WOODMAN married Mary MANLEY here in 1712

shobrook

 

Moxey

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1675

John MOXEY

Cadeleigh, Devon

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

John MOXEY married Thomasine PARKHOUSE in 1675. Their granddaughter Hannah MOXEY had five children with her husband Edmund SHARLAND. Edmund and Hannah’s daughter, Hannah, married Edward WOODMAN. Edward and Hannah’s second child was Tryphena WOODMAN, who married William OLDRIDGE, and their youngest was Ives WOODMAN who married John VENTON. Tryphena’s son, Mark OLDRIDGE married Eves’ daughter Emma VENTON who are Teresa’s great grandparents.

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   MOXEY Family Tree ..

Cadeleigh Church, Devon

John MOXEY married Thomasine PARKHOUSE here in 1675

cadeleigh

 

Lucas

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1796

William LUCAS

St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

In the 1840s Joseph and Sarah LUCAS (nee CLAWSON) moved to the Notting Hill area of Middlesex. He was a greengrocer and fruiter, an occupation which remained in the LUCAS family well into the 20th century. Latterly their shop was on Shepherd’s Bush Green.

 

Joseph and Sarah are Teresa’s great great grandparents. They were married in St James’ Church in Bermondsey in 1841. The church grounds incorporates the vicarage and almost directly opposite the vicarage is the coal yard which Ken’s father rented from which to run his coal delivery business. Ken remembers as a child playing on the steps of the church and whilst in his teens delivering anthracite for the vicarage boilers. Strange, though, that Teresa and Ken should meet in Bristol in 1968 and only discover this link in the 1990s.

 

This family also has some interesting links with the PORTCH family of West and North London. If you wish to know more about this, please contact us.

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   LUCAS Family Tree ..

Henry LUCAS (1853-1921)

Teresa’s great grandfather

HenryLucas

 

Clawson

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1778

Carston CLAWSON

possibly in Germany

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

Carston died in 1842 and his census return for 1841 tells us that he was born abroad. From the existence of other people in the area with the surname Clawson it seems likely that he was German.

 

Carston CLAWSON and his wife Dorothy had their seven children baptised in St Mary Magdalen Church in Bermondsey between 1804 and 1826. Their daughter Sarah CLAWSON who married Joseph LUCAS was one of these seven children and is Teresa’s great great grandmother. Over 130 years later Ken was baptised in the same font as Sarah CLAWSON.

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   CLAWSON Family Tree ..

St James’ Church, Bermondsey

Sarah CLAWSON and Joseph LUCAS married here in 1841

StJamesBermondsey

 

Hodge

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1790

Samuel HODGE

Stoke Gabriel, Devon

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

There are many HODGE families who trace their roots back to Devon and Cornwall. Teresa’s HODGE family have been traced to villages of the lower River Dart valley, around Totnes in Devon. Notably they have been found in Stoke Gabriel, Berry Pomeroy and Rattery. Almost all these families earned their living from labouring on the farms of South Devon.

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   HODGE Family Tree ..

Mary Ann (Polly) HODGE and her sister Emma LUCAS nee HODGE (1861-1927)

Emma is Teresa’s great grandmother

Emma_and_Polly_Hodge

 

Lamsin - Lambshead - Lamsen

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1766

Richard LAMSIN

probably in the Harberton or Diptford area of Devon

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

The LAMSIN family have presented registrars and census officials with the problem of how to spell the surname LAMSIN. Many variants exist. Like the HODGE family, into which the LAMSIN family, married they earned their livings from working the land.

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   LAMSIN Family Tree ..

Diptford Church, Devon

Thomas LAMSIN married Eliza PROWSE here in 1836

diptford

 

 

 

 

Irving

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1736

James IRVING

West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

James Irving’s grandson Caleb was born in Bledlow in Buckinghamshire in 1781. Caleb joined the army at the age of 16 and as a result was posted to different places in England. He married in 1806 in Plumstead, had children in Woolwich before being moved from Woolwich Arsenal Barracks to the barracks at Weedon Bec in Northamptonshire.

 

Many of the family returned to the London area. Caleb himself died and is buried near the City Road. Other branches of the family developed in the Greenwich area. Caleb’s grandson George was a boot maker who settled in Feltham. Subsequent generations were to be found in London’s East End and in North London during the twentieth century.

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   IRVING Family Tree ..

George IRVING (1848-1923)

Teresa’s great great grandfather (taken 1914)

GeorgeIrving

 

Carter (of Feltham, Middlesex)

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1805

Thomas CARTER

possibly in Feltham, Middlesex

Marriage

Notes

 

 

 

The CARTER family from Feltham were labourers, brewers and coal dealers in the area. It seems that the most remarkable thing about this family is how unremarkable they were, in itself a matter of some distinction.

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   CARTER of Feltham Family Tree ..

George CARTER (1818-1885)

Teresa’s great great great grandfather

George_Carter_1818_1885

 

Connor

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1795

Richard CONNOR

possibly in Drogheda, Co Meath, Ireland

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

The CONNOR family has been researched extensively by Kathleen ANDERSON with contributions by many other descendants. Kathleen has a super collection of pictures and anecdotes about the CONNOR family which can be accessed from the link below.

 

The family are Irish and descend through a succession of soldiers whose service documents tell us that they were posted in Southern Africa and India as well as in many British barracks. Some family members remain in Ireland but a significant number are now resident in England. The CONNOR family has close connections with the HANLEY family and we have some knowledge of this family too.

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   CONNOR Family Tree ..

   HANLEY Family Tree ..

   John CONNOR biography ..

John CONNOR (1816-bef1876)

Teresa’s great great great grandfather

johnconnor

 

Eves

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1810

James EVES

Ireland

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

Like the CONNOR family, into which Sarah EVES married in 1884, the EVES family are Irish and soldiers.

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   EVES Family Tree ..

Sarah Elizabeth CONNOR (nee EVES) (1816-bef1876)

Teresa’s great great grandmother

SarahEves

 

Cox

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1795

Thomas Cox

Bethnal Green Middlesex (now London)

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

Thomas COX and his descendants lived in London’s East End for over 150 years. The family income was derived from their activities in the dairy trade (in early censuses they are ‘cow keepers’), publicans and French polishers. All these activities are typical of families in the Spitalfields / Bethnal Green / Shoreditch area of London in Victorian times.

 

John COX (1823 - possibly 1875) was a licensed victualler of the King’s Arms in Wilkes Street, Spitalfields in 1857. This pub was attached to the famous Truman and Hanbury Brewery. He later moved to The Princess of Prussia in Prescot Street and from there we believe he was a publican in various pubs in Rotherhithe, Surrey.

 

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   COX Family Tree ..

Alice Mary IRVING (nee COX) (1909-2000)

Teresa’s grandmother

AliceIrving

 

Maffia

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1700

Antonio MAFFIA

Como, Italy

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

The MAFFIA family, from around Lake Como, along with many other Italian families moved from their homes in Northern Italy and came to London’s ‘Little Italy’ in Clerkenwell. Many of them brought their skills in the barometer making, jewellery, clock making, looking glass and picture framing trades. The modern day Hatton Garden jewellery trade is based heavily upon these people. The censuses of the early Victorian times are testament to the numbers of Italians working in this area in these trades.

 

The MAFFIA family and the families into which they married, such as the GRIMOLDI family were accomplished makers of barometers, some of which can be seen in museums across the world.

Links

   MAFFIA Family Tree ..

   GRIMOLDI Family Tree ..

A barometer made by Dominic GRIMOLDI

DGrimoldi_barometer

 

Ford

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

1740

William FORD

Westbourne, Ashling, Sussex

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

The FORD family lived for many years in the South Downs villages around Funtington & Ashling in West Sussex. Their occupations were largely rural but also included blacksmithing and beer retailing. Henry FORD left Sussex for the Haggerston area of East London during the 1860s. He brought his family with him, including his wife Jane who was born as Jane CARTER and lived in the same cluster of villages as did Henry and his family.

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   FORD Family Tree ..

 

Millicent COX (nee FORD) with two of her daughters, Millie and Alice

MillieElizCox_AliceCox_MillieJaneCox_1920s

 

Carter (of West Sussex)

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1550

John CARTER

Easebourne, Sussex

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

The CARTER family lived on the South Downs for centuries. Jane CARTER married Henry FORD and moved to Haggerston in London in the 1860s. As with most families on the South Downs, the family occupations were predominantly rural.

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   CARTER Family Tree ..

Funtington Church, Sussex

Henry CARTER married Mary Putnam here in 1823

FuntingtonChurch

 

Putnam - Putman - Puttenham

Earliest known family member

 

Year

Name

Place

Event

about 1600

Francis PUTTENHAM

Hughenden, Buckinghamshire

Birth

Notes

 

 

 

Mary PUTNAM married Henry CARTER in 1823 in Funtington in West Sussex. Their daughter Jane CARTER married Henry FORD and came to London.

 

Mary Putnam’s family have been traced back to the area north of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. They lived in a sizeable property in Penn. The family were well established and had reasonably high status connections.

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   PUTNAM Family Tree ..

Hughenden Church, Buckinghamshire

Guy Putnam was baptised here in 1669

hughenden