Saturday, December 20, 2014

Surname Saturday ~ RINDGE, RING from Ipswich, Massachusetts


Daniel Rindge arrived as an immigrant first to Roxbury, Massachusetts, and in 1639 he removed to Ipswich.  He bought the Emerson house in 1648 as his homestead.  He was a fisherman and also ran a tavern for several  years.  He was licensed to keep an “ordinary” but “not to draw beer above a penny a quart, and to provide meate [food] for men & cattell”.   In 1649 Daniel Ringe was ordered to “attend on the green (South Green) and the cow herd was obliged to keep the herd on one Sunday in four.”  [This ordinance referred to dividing up the duty of watching the cows]. 

Daniel Rindge’s will was dated 5 February and proved 25 March 1661.

The last will and testament of Daniel Rindge of Ipswich, this 5th day of february, 1661. In the name of God, amen, I Daniel Rindge, being of pfect memory and understanding do dispose of what outward estate that God hath given me, and in the manner as followeth:
In the first place I commit my soul to almighty God and my body to decent buryall:

I give unto Mary, my beloved wife, one third part of my ffarme now in the hands of Daniel Davison, during the terme of her natural life; and after her decease to be divided amongst my three sonnes,--the eldest to have a double share thereoff.

I give and bequeathe unto my three sonnes, Daniel, roger and Isaack, my ffarme above Sd, to bee divided amongst them: the eldest to have a double part; then the two youngest to be equal, and they to take possession thereof at the age of one-and-twenty: my wives third part being reserved for her, during her life; and then her third part of be divided according to ye proportion above sayd.

I give and bequeathe unto my three daughters, Mary, Susanna, and Sarah, thirty pounds to each of them, and they to have possession thereof, at the age of sixteen, or at the time of their marriage.

I leave my house and lands now in ye possession of Thomas Wayt, unto my wife, * * and I will when my youngest two daughters shall bee of age, that if they desire it, they may have the same for their portions: allowing the overplus of their portions to my other Daughter, as part of her portion; or if they so desire it not, to be left to ye executors to dispose of for ye discharge of my daughters portions.

My mind and will is that if my eldest son shall dye without children, that his portion shall be left to the two younger Brothers, the elder of them two to have a double share thereof, provided that he allow to each of his sisters five pounds: and if both the eldest dye childless, the youngest to inherit their portions, allowing to each of my Daughters ten pounds, or if the youngest leave no children, the two eldest inherit his portion, the eldest having a double share: and if the two youngest leave no children the eldest to inherit their portions, paying to each of my Daughters Ten pounds.

If my wife marryeth, my mind is, her husband shall give sufficient security for what estate he is possessed of by my wife, for the discharge of my children's portions.

The remainder of my estate I leave to my wife to dispose of at her decease equally amongst all my children.

My mind is that if my wife marryeth, my children shall have liberty if they desire it, to be disposed of to good services, if they shall think meet to whom they are * * which so confirmed, I have here unto set my hand, this third day of February, 1661.

Daniell Ringe

I constitute and appoint my loving friends, Deacon William Goodhue, and Daniel Hovey, sen'r, of Ipswich, and my wife, executors and executrix of this my Last will and Testament and Rich'd Hubbard and John Dane, sen'r, overseers. In ye presence of Robert Kinsman, jun'r, and Richard Jacob.

Proved in Court, held at Ipswich, the 25th March, 1662, by the oath of Robert Kinsman and John Dane to be the will and testament of Daniel Ringe to the best of your knowledge,--by me

Robert Lord, Clerk

My RINDGE / RING genealogy:

Generation 1:   Daniel Rindge, died 6 February 1662 in Ipswich, Massachusetts, married Mary Kinsman, daughter of Robert Kinsman.  She was born about 1631 in Ipswich. Six children.

Lineage A:

Generation 2:   Mary Rindge, born about 1648, died 16 October 1732 in Ipswich; married on 20 October 1672 in Ipswich to James Fuller, son of John Fuller and Elizabeth Emerson.  He was born about 1647 and died 21 June 1725 in Ipswich.  Nine children.

Generation 3:  Dorothy Fuller, born 18 December 1684 and died 1756 in Beverly, Massachusetts; married about 21 October 1715 in Ipswich to Josiah Stone, son of Nathaniel Stone and Mary Balch.  Six children.

Generation 4: Josiah Stone m. Martha Ashby
Generation 5: Josiah Stone m.  Susanna Hix
Generation 6: Eunice Stone m. Peter Hoogerzeil
Generation 7:  Peter Hoogerzeil m. Mary Etta Healey
Generation 8: Florence Etta Hoogerzeil m. Arthur Treadwell Hitchings
Generation 9: Gertrude Matilda Hitchings m. Stanley Elmer Allen (my grandparents)

Lineage B:

Generation 2:  Sarah Ring, born 17 August 1659 in Ipswich, died after 1714; married 16 February 1680/1 in the Chebacco Parish of Ipswich to Joseph Andrews, son of John Andrews and Jane Jordan.  He was born about 1618 in England and died 20 April 1708 in the Chebacco Parish. Five children.

Generation 3: John Andrews m. Elizabeth Wallis
Generation 4: John Andrews m. Martha Cogswell
Generation 5: James Andrews m. Lucy Presson
Generation 6: Orpha Andrews m. Joseph Allen
Generation 7: Joseph Gilman Allen m. Sarah Burnham Mears
Generation 8:  Joseph Elmer Allen m. Carrie Maude Batchelder
Generation 9: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)

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  1. Heather. I enjoy reading these posts that go back to the 17th century. I need to work on my husband's line, which is the only line going back that far. One thing I notice is that when you transcribed his will you included all the odd spellings, which I like a lot. I've always wondered if I should do that when I transcribe. Thanks for all your excellent posts during the year.

  2. There seem to have been several men named Daniel Ringe in Ipswich, one who owned a house that still carries his name. I list three men of the name Daniel Ringe on the page about that house, although I have not determined the relationships between them. Go to

    1. Hi Gordon, thanks for your comment. I wasn't sure which Daniel Ringe owned that house.