FRANCIS TRIPLETT

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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT

Francis Triplett was born about 1635 in England. His parents have been said to be John Triplett and Joan Yeo. However, this is questioned because John and Joan wed in 1598. It is more likely that he is a grandchild. The Yeo family immigrated to Virginia mid seventeenth century and may have been one reason Francis went to Virginia. He was there by 1666.

The William and Mary Quarterly printed a multipart Genealogy of the Triplett Family in Volumes XXI, page 33, 115, XXII, page 175 and also an addendum on page 37 of a later unknown Vol. They were written by Rev. A. H. Hord. The article noted that Francis Triplett was issued a patent dated Jan 21, 1666 with the title "Mister". The term mister designated a higher degree of social consideration than that of a yeoman. The family continued to be prominent in the life of Colonial Virginia. The patent was for 1050 acres on the north side of the Rappahannock River. That patent is also noted in Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nugent.

From Northern Neck Land Grants there is recorded Francis Triplett of Richmond County receiving 90 acres in forest between the Rappahannock and Potomac near Coleman on November 2, 1692.

There was a Triplett Genealogy online that I can no longer find.  It contains all the information given the sources listed in this piece plus other interesting additions.  I think it very likely the documents are out there, but needs time to find them.

It asserts that Francis married Alais about 1655 in England. He came from London to Virginia about 1660. The site explains that the headright system provided that anyone who paid for the passage of another from England to Virginia could receive a patent of 50 acres for each person transported. Francis and Peter Jett, his brother-in-law transported 28 people, most paid for by Francis. The 1050 acres received in 1666 was for 21 people. Alais died soon after arriving in Virginia.

on page 95 of the Old Rappahannock county Deed Book 1656-1664 Part I is the deed where Samuel Nichols sells 238 acres for 3250 pounds of good tobacco. , signed Dec. 20, 1660.  He then sold the land to James, Gillet, William Gibson and William West for 3500 pounds of good tobacco (a profit) on Oct. 10, 1664.  This time his wife yields her rights to the land. and signed Abigall Triplet with a big A.

If there was an Alais, she must have died by Oct. 1664 for then Francis and Abigail signed the deed noted above. It is not know when they married.

 Francis married Abigail Huse. It was noted in Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607 1800 by Dorothy Ford Willfech. It went on to say he was "son of Francis Triplett, the immigrant. Futher proof of the marriage came in Captain Symon Millers will proved 1684 in Old Rappahannock that mentioned his daughter Isabella who married William Triplett.

The children of Franics and Abigail Triplett mentioned in the William and Mary Quarterly were:
1. Thomas Triplett born 1669/70 died 1698
2. William Triplett born 1669/70 wed Isabella Miller, died probably 1738
3. Francis Triplett born about 1672, died 1704
4. Elizabeth Triplett born between 1669-1674, died 1710/11
5. Abigail Triplett
born 1675
6. John Triplett born about 1677 wed Hannah, died before Feb. 19, 1699/1700

The last 2 children were added, as were all the dates by the website.

In the Old Rappahannock County Deeds & wills 1677-1682, Part II page 204 is the lovely "gifts for the natural love and affection"  that I see often in this region and at this historical time.  Francis Triplet bequeathed one 4 year old Mare, being a sorrell with one white foot behind and branded with a large T to his son, Francis Triplet, and and the first mare folae from the sorrell mare waw to go to his only daughter Elizabeth.  presented in court on jan. 27, 1678/9.   If the dates for his children from the W & M Quarterly are close to correct, then his daughter Abigail must have died shortly after birth.

Also in that deed book, though I don't have the page or date, is a purchase of 300 acres on Appomaptus Creek and Beaver Dam Swamp.  Neither stream can I find on a current map.

Francis Triplett died in 1701. His well was dated Nov. 11, 1700 and proved March 1, 1701. A reference to that is found in King George Records of the clerk's office although the will has been lost.  The will disposes of the plantation of 200 acres on which he lived, another tract of 1050 acres and several smaller tracts. He mentions his wife Abigail and children Thomas, William, and Francis.

It is not known how long Abigail Huse Triplett lived after Francis died.

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

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  1. Who were his parents?
  2. Where was he born.
  3. Did Alias have children and who were they?
  4. What happened to Abigail after his death?

 

 

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