On RootsWeb WorldConnect there are 445 people who have the wife of Edmund Ingalls as Ann(e) Tripp, daughter of John Tripp and Isabelle Moses.
I have a question... If someone makes an error in genealogy, and 100 people copy it, does that mean it's not an error? How about if 500 people copy it? Or 1000?... How many people have to copy it before it stops being an error?
Back in 2002 I did the research below, and started my effort to erase the error that Ann, wife of Edmund Ingalls, was Ann Tripp, the daughter of John Tripp and Isabel Moyses (whose daughter Ann died when she was 4 years old), but the flood of error-copiers continues at an overwhelming rate.
What I find really odd is that apparently NONE of the descendants of Edmund and Ann Ingalls has bothered to go to their nearest Family History Branch Library and order the microfilm of the Skirbeck Parish Registers. Here's the film information: Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1561-1812. - FHL BRITISH Film [ 504758 Item 1 ]
I'm not sure what it costs now to order a film at a branch library, but I think you can get it for 3 weeks for less than $10. Then you can look at the actual record and see what it says. That's what I did for my ancestor, John Tripp, son of John Tripp and Isabelle Moses, and below is what I found out.
According to the parish register of Horkstow, Lincolnshire, ENG (LDS FHL Film #504,248), Isabel Moyses/Moses was christened in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, ENG, 20 Mar 1584, the daughter of Nicholas Moyses. She married John Tripp there in Horkstow on 30 Jul 1609. Her daughter Ann was chr. 7 Jul 1621 in Horkstow, and was buried in Horkstow 22 Feb 1626, i.e. age 4-1/2. Although there is no burial record for John Tripp, Isabel (Moyses) Tripp was called a widow in 1648 when her daughter Elizabeth was buried there in Horkstow. Isabel herself was bur. in Horkstow 4 Nov 1654.
Horkstow lies at the northern end of Lincolnshire, and Skirbeck lies at the southern end.
Isabel was christened, married, and buried in Horkstow and there is no evidence that she ever went even 20 miles from her home, much less all the way to Skirbeck. Her daughter Ann was born much too late to be the husband of Edmund Ingalls even if she had not died as a young child.
Below are copies of the records:
LDS FHL Film #436,033 item 3: Horkstow Parish Register Transcripts, 1561-1719:
30 Jul 1609 -- John Tripp m. Elizabeth Moyses [Bishop's Transcript has Ezabel Moyses.]
8 Sep 1611 -- John chr., son of John Tripp.
27 Jan 1613/4 -- Robt. chr., son of John Tripp.
27 Jan 1613/4 -- Grace chr., daughter of John Tripp.
7 Feb 1613/4 -- Grace bur., daughter of John Tripp.
10 Feb 1613/4 -- Robt. bur., son of John Tripp.
10 Feb 1614/5 -- Francis chr., son of John Tripp.
15 Dec 1616 -- Elizabeth chr., daughter of John Tripp.
20 Mar 1618/9 -- Dorothie chr., daughter of John Tripp.
7 Jul 1621 -- Anne chr., daughter of John Tripp.
19 Aug 1624 -- Dorothy Tripp bur., daughter of John Tripp.
8 May 1625 -- Robart Trippe chr., son of John.
22 Feb 1626/7 -- Anne [Bishop's Transcript has Agnes] Trippe bur., daughter of John.
20 Sep 1629 -- Bridgett chr., daughter of John Trippe.
11 Feb 1629/30 -- Bridgett Trippe bur., daughter of John Trippe.
19 Jul 1648 -- Elizabeth bur., daughter of Isabell Tripp widow
4 Nov 1654 -- Isabel Trippe a poore wid bur.
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