The following tree was passed to Edgar A. Fripp III by his grandmother, Rebecca Margaret Linley. She was the wife of Edgar Allen Jordan Fripp, who was a grandson of Paul Archibald Fripp.
This tree offers an altenate path from Paul, back to the original immigrant of the South Carolina Fripp family. The compiler is unknown, and no sources are given.
In a letter accompanying the tree, Rebecca mentions that her husband was visited by his Great Aunt Laura (sister of Paul Archibald Fripp), who showed him documents tracing his lineage back to John Fripp the immigrant. She promised to pass the papers on to him, but they ended up with a Mrs. Barnwell, in Beaufort, after Laura's death.
Rebecca further stated that in the year 1900, Evelyn Fripp, niece and daughter by adoption of William Oliver Perry Fripp, had shown her the original Land Grant of 1662, left to her by her father, on heavy parchment with the seal of Charles II.
Rebecca (Gen.IX) listed the following lineage (no dates), but it's origins are unknown.
Gen. I: John Fripp, widower from England via Barbados (1670?)NOTE: Generations III to VI are different from the lineage shown on this website.
We do know some of the dates for the generations above, so I have added these below to enable some analysis.
Gen. I: John Fripp, widower from England via Barbados (1670?)We know that William (Gen.III) did not marry a Hamilton, as he married Tabitha Eddings in 1761, and then Magdalen Meggett in 1770. Could Tabitha be the Eddings shown in Gen.V?
The list above does not show enough generations for Paul to be born in 1811, unless each of the above married at age 19, and each line (above) was the first child of each generation. This is highly unlikely, so there has to be an error with Gen.III.
It seems clear that William (Gen.III) was not the son of John Fripp Jr. However, he could be a son or grandson of another William Fripp, whose connection has not yet been established. This William was involved in a dispute at a Tavern in Charleston between 1704-07, and was also named on a Judgement Roll in 1711. He must have been born some time before 1690, so was probably either a brother or uncle of John Fripp Sr., or could have even been the original immigrant himself. His details can be found HERE
No records have been found to explain Generations IV to VI, but IV & V closely resemble the accepted versions of Generations II & III. i.e. John Fripp married Martha Jenkins, and their son, William Fripp married Tabitha Eddings.
Gen.VI (above) shows Paul's parents as William Fripp & Rebecca Edwards. The version on this website shows William's wife as Eliza Hann Edwards, whose mother was Rebecca Edwards (nee Fripp). Was Eliza also known as Rebecca?
If you have any thoughts or evidence to support any of the details above, please contact me HERE