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||Hannah Bradford, Doctor
||9 May 1662
||Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
||Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts
||09 May 1662
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
||28 Nov 1682
||Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsto Joshua Ripley
||27 May 1738
||Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA
||28 May 1738
||Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States
||Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA(or 1738?)
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- Hall, Ruth Gardiner, and Bradford Family Compact. Descendants of Governor William Bradford: Through the First Seven Generations. (1951), 4.
- "GENEALOGY of a part of the RIPLEY FAMILY".
From the Willimatic Jorunal,..."There was Joshua Ripley, Esq., the father of the then new town, and his noble wife Hannah, the most useful woman in the settlement - a granddaughter of Governor Bradford...." From "GENEALOGY of a part of the RIPLEY FAMILY", complied by H. W. Ripley - verse "One generation passeth away and another generation cometh." - NEWARK, N. J.: A. Stephen Holbrook, Printer, No. 3 Mechanic Street, 1867 ... FAMILY OF JOSHUA JOSHUA, m Nov 28, 1682, Hannah Bradford. She was a daughter of William Bradford, Jun, dep Gov of Plymouth Colony, and grand daughter of Gov. William Bradford, who came over in the Mayflower, in 1620. She was born May 9, 1662, and died May 28, 1738. They settled first at Hingham, Mass, moved to Norwich, Ct, Oct 10, 1688, and to Windham, March 23, 1691. His first purchase of land in Windham, as appears in the record, was May 26, 1688. The first house in Windham was built in 1689. The inhabitants "obtained a grant of town privileges in May, 1692," the first town meeting was held June 11, 1692, and Mr Ripley was elected the first town clerk and treasurer. He was also a justice of the peace. We copy the inscriptions that were placed over their graves. We give the first as far as it could be traced; the second appears to be complete: "Here lies peacefully interred the body of JOSHUA RIPLEY, Esq, one of His Most Worshipful Majesty's Justices of the Peace, for the County of Windham, died "_____ the town record says May 8, 1739. "Here lies interred the body of that most worthy, and virtuous, and most ingenuous gentlewoman, Mrs HANNAH B RIPLEY, the well beloved consort of Joshua Ripley, Esq
- Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Applications.
Ann Ripley in the Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929
Name: Ann Ripley Gender:Female Birth Date: 1 Nov 1704 Birth Place: Windham, Connecticut
Father: Joshua Ripley Mother: Hannah Bradford
Spouse: Solomon Wheat
Child: Hannah Wheat
Applicant Name: Edward Northup Hay
Pilgrim Name: William Bradford
Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Society of Mayflower Descendants Applications, 1911-1929 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Applications for Membership. Microfilm. Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Joshua Ripley in entry for Faith Ripley, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915".
Name: Faith Ripley
Birth Date: 20 Sep 1686
Birthplace: HINGHAM TWP,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS
Father's Name: Joshua Ripley
Mother's Name: Hannah
indexing Project (Batch) Number: 7450361
System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM
GS Film number: 2947
"Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FCQP-6Z2 : accessed 25 May 2014), Joshua Ripley in entry for Faith Ripley, 20 Sep 1686; citing HINGHAM TWP,PLYMOUTH,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 2947.
- Joshua Ripley in entry for Alice Ripley,.
Name: Alice Ripley
Birth Date: 18 Sep 1683
Birthplace: Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Joshua Ripley
Mother's Name: Hannah
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I05325-7
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 423520
Reference ID: p59
"Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHDL-1L7 : accessed 25 May 2014), Joshua Ripley in entry for Alice Ripley, 18 Sep 1683; citing Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, p59; FHL microfilm 423520.
- Was a physician and surgeon.
Was a physician and surgeon. (Descendants are eligible for membership in the Order of Descendnats of Colonial Physicians and Chirugiens.) Mentioned in the Feb 1992 Mayflower Quarterly(p.30) as the first colonial female physician. Her mother died when she was nine years old. Father was wounded in 1675. Her great uncle, Deacon Dr. Samuel Fuller, (d. 1633) was the first "recognized" physician in the colony. Hannah practiced in Windham, CT.
"A woman of superior education, worthy, virtuous, ingenious, and gentle. "
First and only doctor in Windham for 20 years.
Inscription on Hannah's grave: "Here lies interred the body of that most worthy and virtuous, most ingenious gentlewoman, Mrs. Hannah B. Ripley, the well beloved consort of Joshua Ripley, Esq., who after she had led the most lovely and eventful life, fell asleep in Jesus, May 28, 1738 in the 76th year of her age."
She and Joshua had twelve children.
Occupation: Doctor of Medicine
- At the death of her grandmother Welthian Richards, Hannah received...
Windham Center Cemetery; Windham, Windham, CT, USA
At the death of her grandmother Welthian Richards, Hannah received 40 lbs, some bedding and clothing, and an additiona l5 lbs to "put her in mourning" at the funeral. She married Joshua and they resided in Hingham, MA until moving to Norwich, CT in about 1688.
In 1691 they were among the first settlers of Windham, CT. Joshua was a Justice of the Peace and their first town clerk; he was considered a man of good sense and judgement. Hannah was the only physician in Windham for about twenty years. They had sixty acres on both sides of Merricks Brook.
Photograph of Gravestone: .
"HERE LIES INTERRED YE
BODY OF JOSHUA RIPLEY
ESQR ONE OF HIS MAJES-
TIES JUSTICES FOR THE
COUNTY OF WINDHAM YE
JUSBAND OF MRS HANNAH
RIPLEY DEPARTED THIS
LIFE MAY THE 18, 1739
IN YE 81 YEAR OF HIS AGE"
- Ann Ripley in the Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2.