The Fripp & Pocock families
of Bristol, England
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 The affluent Fripp family of Bristol held many professions including Merchants, Judges, Architects, Artists, Authors and Surgeons. Sir Alfred Downing Fripp was the personal surgeon to King Edward VII and King George V.
   Sir Alfred's Grandfather, Rev. Samuel Charles Fripp, married the daughter of marine artist Capt. Nicholas Pocock. Captains were frequent in the Pocock line, one was even mentioned in Swift's Gulliver's Travels.  Nicholas' other descendants included Artists, Authors and Dramatists and Dame Lena Ashwell O.B.E., an actress who was honoured for entertaining the troops during the 1st World War. She later became Lady Simson when she married the Royal obstetrician, Sir Henry Simson, who assisted the births of Queen Elizabeth II and the late Princess Margaret.
   The aim of this tree is to find a link between the Fripps of Witchampton, Bristol and South Carolina. In 1836 William Fripp, Gt Gt Grandson of the progenitor of South Carolina Fripps, visited a cousin in Bristol who was said to be Mayor at the time. A letter states that this was Edward B. Fripp but this is incorrect as it was Edward's cousin William Fripp Jr who was Mayor of Bristol in 1836. There are many other conflicting reports but the truth is out there, somewhere.

  Maps Index
UK locations   Locations of early Fripp settlers in England
Avon   Map of former County of Avon - Courtesy of  Bristol &Avon Family History Society
Bristol area   Zoomable map of Bristol and surrounding area from   Zoom in to South West England
Standbrook Guides   Downloadable streetmaps of Bristol & other areas
Old Bristol Maps   Website featuring lots of Old Maps of Bristol & Gloucestershire   Old Maps of England

      If you have any research on the FRIPP or POCOCK families of Bristol, to add to this site contact  Webmaster
Samuel Fripp Snr and Jnr   Info on two Fripps in Bristol c.1766 - from Val Peacock

  Featured Pages
      A list of all the Scrapbooks (photo albums) and Feature Pages in this tree
Joseph John Carbis 1881 - 19xx - Father-in-law of Lt. Eric Innes Pocock.
Alfred Downing Fripp 1822 - 1895 - Artist
Sir Alfred Downing Fripp 1865 - 1930 - Royal Surgeon to King Edward VII and King George V
Charles Edwin Fripp 1854 - 1906 - Artist
Edward Wm. Bernard Fripp 1916 - 1941 - 2nd Lt. in South African Air Force - K.I.A.
George Arthur Fripp 1813 - 1896 - Artist
Henry Edward Fripp 1851 - 19xx - Pioneering photographer in South Africa
Dr. Henry Edward Fripp 1816 - 1880 - Son of Rev. Samuel Charles Fripp.
Margaret Honor Fripp 1910 - 1976 - Daughter of Leopold Henry Fripp
Leopold Henry Fripp 1874 - 1972 - First practicing surveyor of Kruger National Park, South Africa
Madeline Catherine Fripp 1877 - 1959 - Daughter of Dr. Henry Edward Fripp
Paul Fripp 1890 - 1945 - Artist and Photographer
Paul Henry Fripp 1913 - 2001 - Son of Leopold Henry Fripp
Thomas William Fripp 1864 - 1931 - Artist
William Fripp Jr. c.1785 - 1871 - Mayor of Bristol 1819-1820 & 1836
Lady Margaret Scott Haywood 1880 - 1965 - Wife of Sir Alfred Downing Fripp
Violet A.A. Kaschula 1906 - 2001 - Wife of Paul Henry Fripp
Susan Beatrice Lock 1880 - 1913 - Artist & 1st Wife of Leopold Henry Fripp
Vivian E. Martin Smith 1919 - 2006 - Wife of Robert Elwes & Rex Fripp
Maj. Bethune M. Patton 1876 - 1939 - Known as Peter Patton, he introduced Ice Hockey to Great Britain.
Annie Jane Pelmear 1884 - 19xx - Mother-in-law of Lt. Eric Innes Pocock.
Edith Shepard Platts c.1872 - 1949 - Wife of Col. Herbert Innes Pocock.
Edward Innes Pocock 1855 - 1905 - Pioneer in Mashonaland and Captain of R.A.S.C. Scottish Rugby.
Col. Herbert Innes Pocock 1861 - 1947 - Dr. with British army in India. Gt. grandson of Capt. Nicholas Pocock.
Sir Isaac Pocock 1751 - 1810 - Mariner & High Sheriff of Northampton
Isaac Pocock b.1782, Bristol - Artist, Dramatist & J.P.
Lena Ashwell O.B.E. b.1869, River Tyne - (Lady Simson) - Actress & Troops concert organiser
Nicholas Pocock 1740 - 1821 - Marine Artist & Captain of H.M. packet "Lloyd"
Reginald Innes Pocock 1863 - 1947 - British zoologist and author. Gt. grandson of Capt. Nicholas Pocock.
Roger Pocock b.1865, Tenby, Wales - (Henry Roger Ashwell Pocock) Author & Pioneer
William Innes Pocock b.1783, Bristol - Author, Artist & Lieutenant in Royal Navy
Sir Henry Simson b.1872, Scotland - Royal Obstetrician, attended birth of Princess Margaret
Alfred Percy Sinnett 1840 - 1921 - Author - Connected to De Vesian family.
Ivy Marion Staples-Cooke 18xx - 1971 - 2nd Wife of Leopold Henry Fripp
Hew David Steuart-Powell C.1851 - 19xx - Pianist & friend of Sir Edward Elgar. Nephew of Mrs. Daniel Fripp.
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 - 1892 - Victorian poet laureate. See notes for links etc.
John Walter c.1739 - 1812 - Founder of "The Times" newspaper

  Living people
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Richard Mark Holden   Son of Zoe Frances Fripp - A Brief Personal Resume.

  Photos / Paintings
      Miscellaneous photos associated with this tree
Fripp's soap advert   Photo of a mirror advertising "Fripp's" Otto
Alfred Downing Fripp   2 paintings by Alfred, at the  Tate Gallery, London
Charles Edwin Fripp   Artist (1854 - 1906) - "Battle of Isandhlwana" Painting & article
Charles Edwin Fripp   Artist (1854 - 1906) - "Cowboy" - published in The Graphic (London), 31 August 1889
Charles Edwin Fripp   Artist (1854 - 1906) - "Indian" - published in The Graphic (London), 31 August 1889
George Arthur Fripp   Painting of Clifton Gorge, Bristol, at the  Tate Gallery, London
George Arthur Fripp   Castle on a rocky promontory, Lago Maggiore - Oil on panel
Isaac Pocock   Sketch of Anglesea, by Isaac Pocock, at the  Tate Gallery, London
Nicholas Pocock   A collection of 21 watercolours, by Nicholas, at the  Tate Gallery, London
Nicholas Pocock   Postcard featuring a painting of River Thames looking towards Syon House in Isleworth, Middlesex

  External Websites
      Links to Websites associated with this tree - Also see Links on Main Menu
Fripp forum   Add your query to the Fripp forum at
Fripp Museum   The Museum of Modern Oddities - Formed in 1953 by Constantin Fripp
Sir Alfred Downing Fripp   Royal Surgeon (1865 - 1930) - 17 Telegrams sent from Royal Yacht in August 1898
Sir Alfred Downing Fripp   Royal Surgeon (1865 - 1930) - Presentation of a Well in honour of John Trude Fripp
Sir Alfred Downing Fripp   The Mill House Hotel - Once the home of Sir Alfred Fripp
Charles Edwin Fripp   Artist (1854 - ) - "Battle of Isandhlwana" Painting & article
Thomas William Fripp   Artist (1864 - 1931) - Short biography & small painting
Thomas William Fripp   Artist (1864 - 1931) - Short biography
Thomas William Fripp   Artist (1864 - 1931) - 8 Watercolours (low quality)
Pocock forum   Add your query to the Pocock forum at
Lena Ashwell Pocock   Article on Lena Ashwell Pocock O.B.E. - with pictures
Lena Ashwell Pocock   A 478 page thesis by Margaret Leask, B.A.(Hons) (long download) or 18 page version
Lena Ashwell Pocock   More on Lena Ashwell Pocock O.B.E.
Roger Pocock   Detailed history of Roger Pocock and Legion of Frontiersmen - with photos
Roger Pocock   Article on Roger Pocock and Legion of Frontiersmen
Sir Henry Simson   Article referring to Sir Henry's consultation at the birth of Queen Elizabeth II
Sir Henry Simson   Article referring to Sir Henry's consultation at the birth of Princess Margaret
Chitterne   History of Chitterne - Hosted by Sue Robinson
Other Links
Genuki - Bristol   Bristol Links & Info from
Genuki - Berkshire   Berkshire Links & Info from   Very large list of Links relating to Bristol
Bristol Information   Genealogy, History & Info about Bristol, Somerset, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire.
Bristol Record Office   Bristol Record Office - or here No Frames version
Bristol Library   Bristol Central Library
Gloucester Archives   Gloucestershire Record Office   Bristol & Avon Family History Society
Passenger List   Passenger list from Bristol to America; from American Plantations & Colonies   National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, London
Old Bristol Maps   Website featuring lots of Old Maps of Bristol & Gloucestershire   Somerset Record Office - with searchable archives

      Individuals who have conflicting dates, parents, places or other areas of dispute
George Pocock   Conflicting information on his parents - See notes

  Broken Links
      Family groups or individuals that are not yet linked to the main tree

      Many thanks to all who have contributed to this tree.
      If you would like contact details added to your name contact: Webmaster
Tony Aveling Fripp Family Tree
Jane Bradley Bristol Reference Library
Noel & Jann Dures Pocock Family Tree
David French Details of William Hale-White
George Arthur Fripp Fripp Family Tree
Rodney Edward Pocock Fripp Fripp Family Tree
Linda Gorski Fripps soap advert
Sheila Lang Bristol Record Office
Annette Lock Pocock Family Tree
Peter Meade Transcription of Sir Isaac Pocock memorial
Marshall Mordew Photos and info of Oakfield House (Moore family home)
Gordon Pace Pocock Family Tree
Val Peacock Fripp Family Tree
Sarah Pearce Fripp Family Tree
Geoffrey Pocock Roger Pocock's biographer Website  e-mail
Peter Innes Pocock Pocock and Innes Family Tree
Victor Pocock Pocock Family Tree
Norman Reid Archivist at St Andrews University
Andrew Roberts Study of James Cowles Prichard MD
Jill Roberts Fripp Family Tree
Sue Robinson Fripp & Merewether families of Chitterne
Richard F. Sanders Fripp Family Tree
Bev Sherwood Descendants of George Pollock Fripp
Peter Wills Patton, Bethune and Wills Family Tree

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