INTRODUCTION

INDEX

ACKER

BROWNBACK

DeFRAIN

ENTRIKEN

FETTERS

GOODFRIEND

GOODWIN

HARPER

JONES

KEELY

LAUBAUGH

McBRIDE

MEREDITH

PAPEN

PASSMORE

PAUL

RITTENHOUSE

RONEY

SCHOFIELD

TURPIN

WILLIAM

WINTER

WOODWARD

WETHERAL

TURPIN

1. THOMAS TURPIN married Elizabeth Watts in England in 1600. Thomas may have died in 1636. Their children were William, Edward, Symon, Thomas, John, Robert, Margaret, and Elizabeth.

2. EDWARD TURPIN married Elizabeth Mason in 1620. Their children are given as Thomas, John, William, Symon, Robert, Margaret and Elizabeth. They evidently lived in Brantford, England. Several of the sons (especially Robert and Symon) were active in the maritime trade in the early 1600s between England, France, Barbados, New England, the Carolinas, and Maryland. Some were sea-captains. Daughter Elizabeth apparently came to Maryland and lived in the St. Mary’s settlement. Thomas and John also apparently left descendants in the New World.

William Turpin, the founder of the Maryland line of the family, which intermarried with the Harpers, probably was a grandson of Edward (though it is possible that he descended from Edward's brother John). His branch seems to have been present in America first in Rhode Island, then in Maryland. There is another line that appears first in Virginia, from which many American Turpins trace their descent.

4. WILLIAM TURPIN was born c.1650 and died c.1685 in Somerset County, Md. He was transported to Maryland by Luke Gardiner in 1661. This means his passage to the colony was paid by Gardiner in exchange for work. After his 10-year servitude, William would have been given 50 acres by the colony. He married Margarett Ivery on Jan. 16, 1668. He was 18, she 14. Margarett may have remarried after her husband's death.

Margarett Ivery was a daughter of Nicholas Ivery, who was in Northampton County, Va., in 1652. By one account, Margarett and her sister Mary Ivery (b. Feb. 5, 1656, in Masheponge, Accomac County, Va.) came to Maryland from Virginia around 1665, probably as servants. Mary Ivery married Richard Chambers in Somerset County, Md., on March 14, 1675.

The children of William and Margarett Turpin were John Turpin (1671-1736), Solomon Turpin (1673-1741), Mary Turpin (b.1675), William Turpin (c.1678-1755), Elizabeth Turpin (b.1680, married Richard Tull and Robert Beauchampe), Peter Turpin (b.1683, died in infancy), and Sarah Turpin (b.1684).

5. SOLOMON TURPIN (1673-1741). His wife, Elizabeth, may have been a Beauchampe. One researcher of this family has pointed out that there seems to have been a family tradition of naming a son after the wife’s family, and that Solomon and Elizabeth’s children included a Beauchampe Turpin. The Beauchampes apparently were another London mercantile family in these decades.

Solomon and Elizabeth’s family apparently consisted of: John (died c.1745), Beauchamp (1723-c.1769), William (c.1728-c.1763), Sarah (died young), Margaret (married William Harper), Elizabeth (m. ----- Polloake), Mary, Hannah, Sarah Jr., Solomon (c.1734-c.1777), and perhaps also Joseph (c.1720-c.1787). Solomon Turpin wrote his will in 1741. He died in 1741, in Prince George's County in the mainland part of Maryland, according to one account. But other researchers have him dying in 1751, or as late as 1756. His sons John and Beauchamp and probably also William seem to have stayed in Dorchester County. Beauchampe’s line continued the seafaring tradition of the Turpins. Solomon Jr. probably went to the Shenandoah valley of western Virginia.

6. MARGARETT TURPIN married William Harper Jr., c.1732.

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