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Samuel FRIPP [22011]
Sarah RUSSELL [22012]
(Abt 1724-1778)
Edward BOWLES of Bristol [7074]
(Abt 1732-1800)
Bridget DOWNING [7073]
Samuel FRIPP of Bristol [9961]
Dorothea BOWLES [9955]
Edward Bowles FRIPP [22021]


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1. Frances Middleton BOWLES [25494]

Edward Bowles FRIPP [22021]

  • Born: 29 Jan 1787, Southwell St Bristol GLS
  • Baptised: 11 Feb 1787, Brethren's Chapel Maudlin Lane Bristol GLS
  • Marriage (1): Frances Middleton BOWLES [25494] on 3 Nov 1809 in Holy Trinity Dorchester DOR
  • Died: 1 Sep 1870, Teignmouth DEV aged 83
  • Buried: Hutton SOM

bullet  General Notes:

Details from the Moravian Church Records: (Courtesy of Val Peacock)
Edward Bowles, son of Samuel & Dorothea Fripp, born 29 Jan 1787, bapt 11 Feb 1787.
Witnesses: Edward Bowles, Samuel Fripp jun & Ann Fripp.

Marriage details: Dorset OPC
Dorchester Holy Trinity: 1809
Edward Bowles FRIPP of Of the city of Bristol & Frances Middleton BOWLES married 3 Nov by Licence

FRIPP & Co. Soap & Candle Maker 47 Castle Street, Bristol

1841 Census: The Priory, Westbury-upon-Trym, Gloucestershire
Edward Fripp, 54, Soap Manufacturer, b. Gloucestershire
Frances Fripp, 51, b. NOT in Gloucestershire
Frances Fripp, 20, b. Gloucestershire
Edward Fripp, 20, b. Gloucestershire
Caroline Fripp, 15, b. Gloucestershire
Julia Fripp, 15, b. Gloucestershire
Adelaide Fripp, 10, b. Gloucestershire
Jane Strachey, 20, Ind?, b. NOT Gloucestershire
Martha Harris, 20, Female Servant, b. NOT Gloucestershire
Hannah Gay, 20, Female Servant, b. NOT Gloucestershire
Mary Doyle, 40, Female Servant, b. NOT Gloucestershire
NOTE: Jane Strachey (above) is almost certainly sister of Sir Richard Strachey who married Caroline Anne Bowles, daughter of Rev. George Downing Bowles (brother of Frances, above). In 1842, Jane married John Bowles Hare at the British Embassy, Naples.
1851 Census, Churchill, Somerset
38 (enum)
FRIPP Charles Spencer 28 Curate of Churchill Westbury on Trym
FRIPP Julia Middleton Sister 24 Westbury on Trym
FRIPP Edward Father Widow/er 64 Land Proprietor Bristol
SHORLAND Mary Servant 30 Churchill, Som

Found on Website:
(Travel impressions of Anton d'Abbadie's 1835 Journal)
I have seen today, (Sunday) 21 June 1835, the house of Mr Edward Bowles Fripp named "Burfield Lodge" and that was the unique goal of my trip to Bristol.

A description of the house is written in French and Euskara (Basque), which appears to describe a building in the style of a castle with gothic windows. The foyer is "L" shaped with an ornate window hidden behind pink silk curtains. The library occupies a whole side of the building, where the books are placed in shelved archways above decorated drawers featuring panels engraved with charts and curious stones and crystals from far off countries. The room has a beautiful carpeted hearth, tables of all sizes and large old leather upholstered chairs. The walls are covered in charts and portraits.

(A more complete and accurate translation would be very welcome)
I believe this is from a journal by Antoine d'Abbadie (1810-1897). A catholic astronomer and physician who spent 10 years exploring Ethiopia.

A search for Burfield Lodge, by Richard F Sanders, indicates it was on the site of the Red Maids School and the only original building still standing is the Priory.

Edward also had a home in Hutton, Somerset, called Hutton Court. NOTE: This is could be Sutton Court, Somerset, which was the home of Sir Richard Strachey (mentioned above)

In 1836 he met William "Good Billy" Fripp, who had travelled to Bristol from his home in Beaufort, South Carolina. At present, there is no documented evidence of any relationship between William & Edward, but Edward's branch seems to be the mot likely connection. William's ancestor is said to have arrived in South Carolina between 1670-1690.
On 7th September 1838, Edward wrote to William with news that his daughter, Maria, had passed away.

William's reply, on 17th November 1838, appears to be his first correspondence since his trip to England. He thanks Edward for the "urbanity and Christian Courtesy which was so liberally extended towards me by yourself and your relatives." He then apologises for his long silence, and for his procrastination in obtaining: "The Old Family Expositor, which I spoke of when in Bristol." He then regrets that his efforts in procuring information relative to his Great, Great Grandfather, who first settled in this Country has been unsatisfactory. He wrote "The Book contains nothing more than the records of the marriage of my Grandfather, John Fripp, with a few marriages of his children." He then gives a list of his grandfather's descendants. His grandfather was John Fripp III (1729-1781). It is clear that William had no knowledge of any previous generations.


Note from webmaster this has been copied from the excellent website and has not been researched or proved by me - 2016

bullet  Research Notes:

Name: Edward Bowles Fripp
Estimated birth year: abt 1787
Registration Year: 1870
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Age at Death: 83
Registration district: Newton Abbot
Parishes for this Registration District: View Ecclesia
stical Parishes associated with this Registration District
Inferred County: Devonshire
Volume: 5b
Page: 88.

Fripp Edward Bowles 2 November 1870. The will of Edward Bowles Fripp late of 5 Brinley Villas Tynemouth in the County of Devon. Gentleman deceased who died 1 September 1870 at 5 Brinley Villas aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Daniel Haythorne Goolden of Small Street court Bristol in the city and County of Bristol. Gentleman one of the executors.
Effects under 4000.
National Probate Calendar.


Edward married Frances Middleton BOWLES [25494] [MRIN: 9191], daughter of Rev Edward BOWLES of Bradford-on-Avon [25495] and Jane MIDDLETON [25496], on 3 Nov 1809 in Holy Trinity Dorchester DOR. (Frances Middleton BOWLES [25494] was born on 3 Nov 1789 in Bristol GLS, died on 29 Jan 1849 and was buried in Hutton SOM.)

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