Mary DURRANTE

Female 1584 - 1631  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Mary DURRANTE 
    Born Feb 1584  Ufford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 15 Feb 1584  Great Bealings, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Jul 1631  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3873  HOGAN, Laurel LaRue
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2018 

    Family William RING,   b. Abt 1585, Pettistree, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1629, Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married Bef 1609  of , , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Susanna RING,   b. Abt 1611, of , , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1655, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years)
     2. Elizabeth RING,   b. Jan 1602, Ufford, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1687, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
     3. Andrew RING,   b. Abt 1618, Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1693, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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      (1) BIRTH, PARENTS, & MARRIAGE DATA FOR MARY (POSSIBLY DURRANT), WIFE OF WILLIAM RING, CANNOT BE VERIFIED (biography below). VIEW BIOGRAPHICAL ITEMS IN STORY (MEMORIES) FOR THIS RECORD, K8BL-P8W.

      (2) BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH [Contributed 12 May 2015 by shermin]: The William Ring who turned back to England in 1620 on the Speedwell with Robert Cushman (Bradford [Ford] 1: 145) probably died later in Leiden. It was most likely his wife, Mary Ring, who witnessed the betrothal of Samuel Terry in Leiden in 1614 (Dexter, p. 630), and she is probably the Mary Ring who arrived at Plymouth ca. 1629 with children Elizabeth, Susanna, and Andrew (John Insley Coddington, "The Widow Mary Ring, of Plymouth, Mass., and Her Children," TAG 42:193). ?&. Coddington builds a tentative pedigree to show that William Ring quite likely was the man of that name of Pettistree, County Suffolk, who married at Ufford, County Suffolk, 21 May 1601 Mary Durrant of Ufford; a daughter Elizabeth was baptized at Ufford 23 February 1602/03. Mary Ring died at Plymouth 15 or 19 July 1631, and in her will she named her daughters Elizabeth Deane and Susan Clark, her son-in-law Stephen Deane, a child of Stephen and Elizabeth Deane, and her son Andrew Ring, who was a minor. She named her friends Samuel Fuller and Thomas Blossom as overseers of the will (MD 1:29); both Fuller and Blossom had been members of the Leiden congregation. Son Andrew married (1) Deborah Hopkins daughter of Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins and (2) Lettice ) Morton, widow of John Morton. The children of Mary Ring's children are given in Mr. Coddington's article. Source: Plymouth Colony Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton _______________________________________________________________ ___________ _________ Birth: Ufford,Suffolk Co.,England Death: 15 JUL 1631 Plymouth,Massachusetts Notes: !Death: "15th or 19th of July, 1631". In Cape Cod Series, Vol. 1. !Will: proved in "publik Court the 28th of Oct. 1633". She came to Plymouth with her three children, Andrew, Susan, and Elizabeth, in 1629. She is mentioned numerous times in Plymouth records as "widow Ring", but it is doubtful that her late husband ever arrived in America. Soon after the arrive of widow Ring in 1629, John and Robert Ring embarked from England in the "Bevis" and are found in Salisbury as early as 1638. Source: Cape Cod Series 1:147. Mayflower Families, Hopkins, pg. 12, suggests her maiden name may have been Durrant. Immigration: On the second Mayflower, which sailed from Gravesend in March, and landed at Salem Mass. on 15 May 1629, bringing 35 passengers. Below is the text from her will: [Names daus. Elizabeth Deane and Susan Clark, her son-in-law Stephen Deane, a childof Stephen and Elizabeth Deane, and her son Andrew Ring, who was a minor]: A Copy of the will & Test of Mary Ring widow who dyed the 15th or 19th of July 1631. The will being proved in publick court the 28th of oct in the ninth yeare of the raigne of our Sov. Lord Charles &c. I Mary Ring being in body but in prfect memory thanks be to God, doe make this my last will & Test. in manner & forme as followeth. ffirst I bequeath my soul to God that gave it me & my body to the eart from whence it was taken. Next my will is that such goods as God hath given I give also. I give unto Andrew my sonne all my brasse and pewter. I give unto my son Andrew my new bed & bolster wth the ffether to put in it weh I have ready. Item, I give to my son Andrew two white blankets, one red blanket wth the best Coverlet weh lieth upon my bed & the curtaines. Item, I give unto my sonne Andrew three pre of my best sheets & two paire of my best pillow beeres. It. I give also to him one hyapr tablecloath & one dyapr towall & halfe a dozen of napkins. It. I give unto him all my wollen cloath unmade except one peece of red weh my will is that my daughter Susan shall have as much as will make a bearing Her maiden name is from Sus Andrews, who cites "Plymouth Colony: It's History and People 1620-1691" by Eugene Aubrey Stratton, Ancestry Publishing, Salt Lake City, UT 1986. --------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------------------------------- -- --------- -------------- Mary RING (d. 15 or 19 Jul 1631) most probably on the second Mayflower, which sailed from Gravesend in March, and landed at Salem MA. on 15 May 1629, bringing 35 passengers, several of whom were from the Pilgrim colony which had been living for a number of years in the Netherlands. --------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- ----------------------------------- MARY RING ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland MIGRATION: 1629 or 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth EDUCATION: She signed her will. The inventory included "1 Bible. 1 Dod. 1 Plea for Infants. 1 Ruin of Rome. 1 Troubles of the Church of Amsterdam. 1 Garland of Virtuous Dames. 1 psalmbook. 1 Pennery. 1 pair hinges" valued at 4s. BIRTH: By about 1589 based on estimated date of marriage. DEATH: Plymouth 15 or 19 July 1631 (preamble to her will). COMMENTS: John Insley Coddington discussed this family at length in 1966 [TAG 42:193-205]. He found two potentially relevant entries in the Ufford, Suffolk, parish register: the marriage on 21 May 1601 of "Marie Durante of Ufford single woman" to Wylliam Ringe of Petistrey, singleman [TAG 42:193], and the baptism on 23 February 1602/3 of Elizabeth, their daughter [TAG 42:194]. Coddington stressed the unproven nature of the connection between the Ufford family and the Rings of Leiden. While the marriage date for Marie Durante and Wylliam Ringe is comfortable, daughter Elizabeth seems to have been as much as ten years older than usual at marriage and would have been nearly a decade older than her second husband. If the Ufford family is the one that came to New England, it is possible that the 1602/3 baptism is for a daughter Elizabeth who died young and the wife of Deane and Cooke is a subsequent daughter of the same name. SOURCE: The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33. Modified 18 April 2014 by pwright2747406

      Mary Ring was a member of the Leiden Separatist community. Her husband William had been aboard the Speedwell, sister ship to the Mayflower, intending to voyage across the Atlantic in 1620. William Ring was, however,among the passengers who could not fit aboard the Mayflower when the Speedwell was deemed unseaworthy. He returned to Leiden and died there sometime between 1620 and 1629. Mary Ring arrived in Plymouth in 1629 or 1630.
      Mary Ring seems to have some education: she signed her will herself and her inventory contains books. She also seems to have been a woman of business, with money owed to her by William Bradford and Edward Winslow.
      Mary Ring died in Plymouth in July 1631.
      Mary and William Ring had 3 children, all of whom accompanied their mother to Plymouth and later married in the Colony : Elizabeth Ring who married Stephen Deane, Susanna Ring who married Thomas Clarke, and Andrew Ring who was a minor in 1631 but later married Deborah Hopkins.
      Mary Ring wrote a will, and an inventory of her estate was taken at her death.

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