Post by getafish460 on Sept 3, 2013 17:53:09 GMT -5
On a recent visit to Perranporth, whilst in the village museum, I came across a small clipping referring to an event whereupon a Perranporth gentleman bearing the surname Rippon was hailed as the hero of an event wherein he rescued some mariners' from a shipwreck. Unfortunately I didn't have a notebook to hand in order to record all of the details. Can anyone shed any light on this event. I believe that the clipping was taken from the West Briton and was dated sometime in the late 19th C or early 20th C, (although I might be mistaken about that) My interest lies with a connection to another branch of my own family whereby the Rippon's of Perranporth had a tie with the Cowl's of St Agnes, both families being Bakers by trade. Any help would be appreciated, otherwise I'll make sure I take my notebook when I return next April.
Haven't found that one but have got a reference to a Mrs Rippon manning a stall at a charity Bazaar in Perranporth in August 1912 There is an 1873 story about a Schooner from Ireland laden with oats running ashore but no Rippon mentioned
from the Royal Cornwall Gazette: Mr John Rippon of Perranport age 71 died 12 March 1894 and an advert : I Hugh Cocking, declare for my sister on her own confession to me, that the SCANDALOUS REPORT is FALSE respecting Mr Sampson Mitchell, Merchant of Perranporth and beg to apologise for the same. Also Mrs Rippon has denied seeing or knowing anything improper with them. in the presence of us signed: Hugh Cocking, E J Cocking, wit : E Hall & Ja Taylor. Perranporth 23 Mar 1891.
I wonder what the scandalous report said?
Last Edit: Sept 4, 2013 13:07:08 GMT -5 by londoner
"RIPPON family: Edward Holman Rippon was born in Perranporth, Cornwall on May 18th 1852, the son of John Rippon (1821-1874) and his wife Elizabeth nee Eslick. Edward was one of 9 children:- Matthew (sailor), John, Selina, Samuel, Billie, Frederick (emigrated to Australia), George the father of Samuel John (my husbands maternal grandfather), and Eleni mother of Mary Evelyn (my husbands maternal grandmother ). Edward emigrated to New Zealand on the Maraval together with his wife Elizabeth Jane (Bessie) nee Tregonning. I believe they may have had a shop in Ponsonby and Edward may have done some mining whilst Bessie kept the shop ,but this is not confirmed. We have a letter dated 8/4/1947 Ankles Bay, North Auckland from Charley Rippon in which he talks about his children and grand children and his first wife whose maiden name was Rowe. From this we have drawn up a possible descendant tree for Edward. We would love to make contact with interested members of this branch of the family. The Perranpoth part of the family continues and they have a bakers shop there,,,,. Edwards brother Samuel had a cart with which he used to collect flotsam from the beach. When interest in Cornwall as a holiday area began he bought a bathing machine- much to the horror of the locals and some of them hid it in the sand dunes. Edwards father was a Master Seiner and he won a life saving medal in 1870 for rescuing a young lad. I have a tree dating back to 1796, not a confirmed, and I am trying to put flesh on the bones at the moment. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Jenny Taylor"