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Mary Durrant Ring
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Birth: Feb. 15, 1589
Suffolk, England
Death: Jul. 15, 1631
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

Born by about 1589 based on estimated date of marriage. Married by about 1609 William Ring, who died at Leiden between 1620 and 1629. Came to Plymouth Colony as a widow with her 3 children in 1629 or 1630. Died in Plymouth 15 or 19 July 1631 (preamble to her will). Her 3 children; Elizabeth (Ring) Deane Cooke, Susanna (Ring) Clark, & Andrew Ring.
John Insley Coddington discussed this family at length in 1966.He found two potentially relevant entries in the Ufford, Suffolk, parish register: the marriage on 21 May 1601 of "Marie Durante of Ufford single woman" to Wylliam Ringe of Petistrey, singleman, and the baptism on 23 February 1602/3 of Elizabeth, their daughter. Coddington stressed the unproven nature of the connection between the Ufford family and the Rings of Leiden. While the marriage date for Marie Durante and Wylliam Ringe is comfortable, daughter Elizabeth seems to have been as much as ten years older than usual at marriage and would have been nearly a decade older than her second husband. If the Ufford family is the one that came to New England, it is possible that the 1602/3 baptism is for a daughter Elizabeth who died young and the wife of Deane and Cooke is a subsequent daughter of the same name.

Find A Grave contributor Anne suggests that her Maiden name is Durrant, but there is no known proof of this theoretically possible connection.

Find A Grave contributor William Krueger adds:
Probably emigrated on second voyage of Mayflower 15 May 1629 as a widow with three children.
•Undated will, proved 28 October 1633
•Inventory of estate included: "1 Bible. 1 Dod. 1 Plea for Infants. 1 Ruin of Rome. 1 Troubles of the Church of Amsterdam. 1 Garland of Virtuous Dames. 1 psalmbook. 1 Pennery. 1 pair hinges" valued at 4s.
•Her will was "interesting" - part of it can be read on page 143 of Leon Clark Hill's "History of the Mayflower Planters". Son Andrew's will is on pp. 143-149 of the same book.[10] •She left Andrew to the care of "Elder" Fuller but it seems that daughter Elizabeth mostly raised the 10 year younger Andrew. [11] Discussion
from: Mary Durrant
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  William Andrew Ring (1565 - 1620)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Ring Cooke (1602 - 1687)*
  Susanna Ring Clark (1611 - ____)*
  William Andrew Ring (1617 - 1692)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34758562
 


- SilWil
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015
Rest peacefully my 12x great grandmother
- Belinda Cross
 Added: Feb. 26, 2015
Rest in Peace
- Larry & Helen, in Ok.
 Added: Feb. 13, 2015
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