Descendants of John Fripp
Fripp Island, South Carolina
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   Many myths have been written about this colourful character, often referred to as Johannes Fripp.    Legends say he was a privateer who was granted a strip of land on St. Helena Island, by King Charles II, for his help in defeating the Spanish.
   However, no mention of this grant, or the name Johannes, has ever been found on existing records.
   John Fripp arrived in South Carolina 1670-90, and purchased land on Edisto Island in 1696.   By 1701, he was High Sheriff of Colleton County.   His cotton plantations prospered and the Fripp family became one of the wealthiest and most influential in the area.
   His true English ancestry has yet to be established, but in 1836 his Gt Gt Grandson, William "Good Billy" Fripp, visited England and met Edward Bowles Fripp, whose cousin, William Fripp Jr., was then Mayor of Bristol. This prominent family included the artists, George & Alfred Fripp, and Alfred's son, Sir Alfred Downing Fripp, the King's Surgeon.

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Marshall Shore   Marshall has carried out exhaustive research on John Fripp and offers his dissertation here.
News Report   Marshall also sent this News clip relating to Fripp research; published 2nd March 1982.
Fripp / Tison   A Genealogy of the Tison, Fripp, Sinkler & McKenzie families by James Sinkler Tison, II

      Individuals whose connections are not proven, or conflict with other trees. CAN YOU HELP?
Edward Barnwell c.1757   Confusion with his 2nd wife named Mary HUTSON or WIGG Details
Alice Brown b.1882   Daughter of John Brown, but uncertain which of his wives is her mother. Details
Dr John Fripp Brown   Probably great grandson of John Fripp III, but need proof. Details
Frances Chaplin   Wife of John McKee Fripp, but also shown as Eliza. Details
Eliza Fripp   Married William West in 1712, but who was she? Details
Elizabeth Hann Fripp   Conflicts with Date of Birth Oct 1785 or Aug/Sep 1795? Details
Mary Fripp?   Married David McKee about 1751, but was her surname FRIPP? Details
Paul Archibald Fripp   An alternative lineage than is compiled on this website Details
Thomas J. E. Fripp   Possibly confused with James Thomas Eddings Fripp Details
William Fripp   Born before 1690 - Was he a brother of John Fripp Sr.? Details
William Chaplin Fripp   Probable father of Paul Archibald Fripp, but Birth & Death records required Details
Captain John Graham   Said to be founder of Grahamville, Jasper Co., SC. Details
Rev. William E. Graham   Looking for Birth & Two Marriages. Details
Sarah Jordan   Married Rev. William J.E. Fripp, but there is some confusion over her parents. Details

      A list of all the Scrapbooks (Photo Albums), and Feature Pages in this Tree
Gov. John Frippo Brown   1843 - 1919  Scrapbook   Chief of the Seminole Indian Nation
Ida Caroline Carpenter   1851 - 1920  Scrapbook   Mother of Rebecca Margaret Linley
Julia Madeleine Dunbar   1876 - 1964  Scrapbook   Granddaughter of Juliana Matilda Fripp
William Parker Etchison   18xx - 19xx  Scrapbook   Husband of Julia Madeleine Dunbar
William Prioleau Etchison   1904 - 1992  Scrapbook   Great Grandson of Juliana Matilda Fripp
Edgar Allen Fripp, Jr.   1888 - 1963  Scrapbook  
Edgar Allen Jordan Fripp   1862 - 1928  Scrapbook  
Grace Linley Fripp   1898 - 19xx  Scrapbook   Wife of David Lockerbie
Juliana Matilda Fripp   1825 - 1909  Scrapbook   Daughter of William "Good Billy" Fripp
William Edward Fripp   1896 - 1965  Scrapbook   First President of Colleton County Historical Society
William "Good Billy" Fripp   1788 - 1861  Scrapbook   Travelled to England in 1836, and met Edward B. Fripp
E. Jordan   Sailmaker of Charleston - Can you identify the people or location?
Sarah Ann Jordan   1836 - 1916  Scrapbook   With Grandsons; Willie & Allen Fripp
Dr. Albert Morrall   1829 - 1917  Scrapbook   Son of Phoebe Jenkins Fripp & George Washington Morrall
Elizabeth Lynch Prioleau   1849 - 1913  Scrapbook   Daughter of Juliana Matilda Fripp
Angelica Singleton   1816 - 1877  Scrapbook   Daughter-in-Law of President Van Buren
Martin A. Van Buren    1782 - 1862  Scrapbook   Eighth President of the United States of America

  Other Photos
      Miscellaneous photos associated with this tree
Tidalholm   Edgar Fripp House - This house was used in the films "The Big Chill" & "The Great Santini"
Tidewater   Home of William "Good Billy" Fripp with notes on his family
St. Helena Church   William "Good Billy" Fripp donated much of his wealth to this Episcopal church
Historic Homes   Other Historic Homes of Beaufort - many belonging to individuals in this tree
Chapel of Ease   Photos of the Chapel of Ease ruins, on St. Helena's Island - by Vicki Shaffer
E. Jordan   Sailmaker of Charleston - Can you identify the people or location?
Fripp Island   Aerial view of Fripp Island

  Maps Index
South Carolina   Shows location of Fripp Island & Beaufort
Plantations   Map of St. Helena Island showing owners of Plantations
UK locations   Locations of early Fripp settlers in England   Zoom in on this overview of Fripp Island & Beaufort

      Links to Websites associated with this tree - Also see Links on Main Menu
Fripp forum   Add your query to the Fripp forum at
James T.E. Fripp   Interesting letter from James T.E. Fripp to Josiah Ware - Feb 1862
John Edwin Fripp   Detailed inventory & History of John Edwin Fripp
Thomas B. Fripp   Account of the death of Thomas B. Fripp at the Battle of Pocotaligo 22 Oct 1862
Civil War Property Losses   Detailed accounts of properties lost during Civil War. Includes some Fripp families.
William Fripp Prioleau   Tribute to William, 1922 - 1997 - (not linked to this tree yet)
SC Archives   Search the Index to 1,000's of Archived Documents from South Carolina.
SC   South Carolina Historical Society
Fiske Library   Fiske Genealogical Library, Seatle, WA - Genealogical Education and Library
Ladson Library   Ladson Genealogy Library, Georgia - A vast collection of over 30,000 books.
South Carolina Libraries   List of South Carolina Libraries
Passenger Lists   Lists from England to America (1500 - 1820) from
Passenger Lists   Large Passenger List and much more from
Historic Homes   Information and photos of historic Beaufort buildings and their owners
Beaufort History   History of the Beaufort area
Beaufort Tours   Lots of links and information about Beaufort & Fripp Island
Fripp Island   New website with many links
Fripp Island   Fripp Island Website
Fripp Island   Another Fripp Island Website
Fripp Island   And another Fripp Island Website

  Living people
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Jackie Brooks    Fripp family of South Carolina
Lawrence Canady    Fripp family of South Carolina
Ronald E. Cotterill    Fripp family of South Carolina
Debi Curry    Prioleau family of South Carolina
George Curry    Fripp family of South Carolina
Bettye Darby    Prioleau and Fripp families of South Carolina 
Frampton E. Ellis Jr.   Ellis and Fripp families of South Carolina
Archie Fripp    Fripp family of South Carolina  Archie's Photography Website with short biography
Bonny Fripp    Fripp family of South Carolina
Edgar Allen Fripp III    Fripp family of South Carolina - View Ed's tree at HERE
Clifton Harkey    Descendants of Annie Perry Fripp - see his full tree at Ancestry World Tree
Michael J. Hutson    Fripp family of South Carolina
Marjorie Jodoin    Fiske Genealogical Library at
Jane Johnson    North Carolina Room Staff at
Edward M. Jones III    Fripp family of South Carolina
Karl Plenge    Jordan family of Ireland and South Carolina - View his Plenge / Manson Family Tree
Anne Prowell    Details of Dr. Charles Tennant and the Fripp family Here
Vicki Shaffer    Photos of the Fripp mausoleum at the Chapel of Ease, St Helena Island 
Marshall Shore   Marshall's exhaustive FRIPP research is compiled into his dissertation  Here
Paul W. Steadman    Fripp family of South Carolina  
Ken Stubbs    Fripp family of South Carolina - View his Pedersen Family Tree
James Sinkler Tison II   James has submitted his detailed FRIPP and TISON research  Here
Trisha Truelove    Descendants of Annie Perry Fripp  

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