Person:Mary Durrant (1)

m. 1580
  1. Mary Durrant1582/83 - 1631
  • HWilliam Ringabt 1577 - bef 1629
  • WMary Durrant1582/83 - 1631
m. 21 May 1601
  1. Elizabeth Ring1601 - bef 1687
  2. Susannah Ringabt 1611 - bef 1664/5
  3. Andrew Ringabt 1618 - 1691
Facts and Events
Name Mary Durrant
Alt Name Marie Durrant
Gender Female
Birth[2] Ufford, Suffolk, England
Christening? 15 Feb 1582/83 Great Bealings, Suffolk, EnglandCitation needed
Marriage 21 May 1601 Ufford, Suffolk, Englandto William Ring
Immigration? 15 May 1629 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesprobably second voyage of "Mayflower"
Death[1] 15 or 19 Jul 1631 Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


In her undated will, proved 28 October 1633, "Mary Ring being sick in body" bequeaths household goods to "Andrew my son", "daughter Susan Clarke", "daughter Eliz. Deane," "son Stephen Deane." Son Andrew also received "half the corn which groweth in the yard where I dwell and the other half I give unto Stephen Deane", and "the rest of my corn in other places", her land, and money due from the governor; to "Steph. Deane my [illegible]" to make him a cloak"; "timber that I lent to Mr. Winslow that cost me a pound of beaver, besides a piece more than they had of me"; "my will is that Andrew my son be left with my son Stephen Deane, and do require of my son Deane to help him forward in the knowledge & fear of God, not to oppress him by any burdens but to tender him as he will answer to God". [3]

She signed her will, and there was a bible in her inventory.

  1. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland MIGRATION: 1629 or 1630 FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth
    BIRTH: By about 1589 based on estimated date of marriage (1609)
    DEATH: Plymouth 15 or 19 July 1631 (preamble to her will).

  2. "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." See Great Migration.
  3. Great Migration, citing MD 1:29-31, citing PCPR 1:4-5