TRISTRAM Ralph[1]

Male 1620 - 1678  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name TRISTRAM Ralph 
    Born Between 1610 and 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 863A919D3A954578BE374782F1D8AB711D6E 
    Died 1678  Spurwink=>Cape Elizabeth, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Freeman 1655, may have settled at Winter Harbor, now Biddeford, Me., several years prior to 1655. He was long a useful, worthy townsman.

      It is not often that an early settler left so little an impression on the records as did Ralph Tristram or Trustrum; the two spellings are used indiscriminately.

      The earliest mention that has been found of him is in 1647, for although his first son's birth was in 1644, it was not placed on the Saco records until about 1658. In 1674 he was apparently living in that part of Saco called Cape Porpus, now Arundel, as is shown by deed.

      On 21 Jul 1653 Ralph is listed as an inhabitant of West Saco and on the fifth of this month, he was one of those who submitted to the government of Massachusetts Bay. He was made Constable of Saco at the same time. On 27 Dec 1653, he served on a jury of Inquest on the body of Mary Haile; 17 May 1661, on that of Richard Raser; and 24 Jun 1661, on that of Thomas Lattimer. On 7 July 1663, he was, with others of the Saco inhabitants, indicted for not minding the orders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He had evidently repented that he had thrown in his lot with that colony and two years earlier, about 1661, had signed a petition with men of York, Kittery, Wells, Saco and Cape Porpus to his "Hignes Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of England, Scotland & Ireland" about the difficulties. He served on the grand jury in 1663, was road surveyor in 1667, and fence viewer in 1674. He was a selectman from 1664 to 1674.

      A town Court was held at his house in Winter Harbor by the selectmen of Saco on 25 Nov. 1661. He was chosen a commissioner for Saco, 12 July 1658, 3 July 1660, 6 July 1669, 5 July 1670, and 1 July 1673. He was made administrator of William Norton of Black Point, deceased, Major Bryan Pendleton as bondsman, 7 July 1674, and was the foreman of a jury of Inquest on David May, 22 Dec 1670. He was sufficiently a man of education to sign his name to documents.

      His wife "Mis. Trustram," was seated in seat one in the Meeting House in Saco, 22 Sept 1666, and when the congregation was reseated 9 Dec 1674, she was given the same place, but this time is named "Goody." The others who sat in seat one in 1666 were the only ones called "Mis."; the rest of the women are called "Goodies." Her seat mates were Maverick, Phillips, Pendleton, Hooke, Bonithon, and Williams.


    Person ID I101483  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2019 

    Family [LACY] Rose,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. TRISTRAM Nathaniel,   b. 10 Jul 1650, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. circa 1678  (Age 27 years)
     3. TRISTRAM Benjamin,   b. 8 May 1653, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. betw 8 Jul 1678 and25 Jan 1679  (Age 25 years)
     4. TRISTRAM Hannah,   b. 18 Dec 1655, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1746, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. TRISTRAM Rachel,   b. 23 Aug 1658, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. TRISTRAM David,   b. prob 1659-1660, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. betw prob 1690 and 1693  (Age ~ 30 years)
     7. TRISTRAM Freegrace,   b. 7 Oct 1661, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. TRISTRAM Ruth,   b. 10 Aug 1664, Saco, York, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F40708  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S6285] Book-Jordan Memorial, p.131.