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Robert Ring

Male - 1690


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  • Name Robert Ring 
    Born of Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 1614  Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1690  [1
    Person ID I6055  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2016 

    Family Elizabeth Jarvis 
    Children 
    +1. Jarvis Ring,   b. 1658, of Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Mar 1728  (Age < 70 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F3454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Robert Ring was born in 1614 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England and traveled to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638 as an indentured servant on the ship the Confidence. That same year English colonists traded enslaved Pequot Indians they had defeated in war for the first cargo of African slaves brought to Massachusetts. Unlike the group of slaves arriving from the West Indies, Ring's period of servitude was not for life. Indeed, his contract was remarkably short compared to the typical indentured servant who served 7 years in exchange for passage to the New World. In 1640, just two years later at the age of 28, Ring became a freeman. After acquiring head right land in Salisbury, Mass., he returned to England for a period of 8 years and then came back to the colony. Upon his return he initiated and won a suit against Essex County which had tried to reclaim his land while he was absent. He established a fishing business on what came to be known as Ring's Island and also was a cooper and a planter." [Natalie J. Ring, "Ancestors, Indentured Servitude, and the Salem Witch Trials"]

  • Sources 
    1. [S526] The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, With Some Related Families of Adjoining Towns and of York County, Maine, by David W. Hoyt. Providence, Rhode Island, 1897-1916.

    2. [S536] Natalie J. Ring, "Ancestors, Indentured Servitude, and the Salem Witch Trials.".