William Throope baptised 19 Mar 1636/37 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England d. 4 or 12 Dec 1704 in Bristol, RI, buried in East Burial Ground Cemetery, Bristol, RI m1. Elizabeth Cooke (b. 1642 in Lound, England, buried 26 Jul 1669 in Lound, England, dau. of Thomas and Elizabeth Cooke) in 1664 in England (specualtive), m2. Mary Chapman (b. 28/31 Oct 1643 in Marshfield, Plymouth, MA d. 6 Jun 1732 in Bristol, RI, dau. of Ralph Chapman and Lydia Willis) on May 16, 1666 in Barnstable, MA. Both are buried in the East Burial Ground, Bristol, RI.
William and Mary's Children:
1. Mary Throope b. 6 Apr 1667 d. 1728 m1. John Witt Barney (b. 1 Aug 1665 in Salem, MA d. 1 May 1728 in Taunton, Bristol, MA) on 4 Nov 1686 in Taunton, Bristol, MA, m2. John Andrews (b. 1662 d. 1742) on 20 May 1736.
2. Captain Daniel Throop b. 16 Apr 1670 in Barnstable, Bristol, Bristol, MA d. 9 Dec 1737 in Lebanon, Litchfield, CT, buried at Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, CT, m1. Dorcas Barney (b. 22 Apr 1671 in Salem, Essex, MA d. 19 Sep 1696 in Bristol, Bristol, RI, dau. of Jacob Barney and Anne Witt) on 23 Aug 1689 in Bristol RI, m2. Deborah Macey (b. 1676 in Taunton, Bristol, RI, dau. of George Macey and Susanna Street) on Jan. 5, 1697 in Bristol, Newport, RI, m3. Deborah Tucker Church** (b. 12 Mar 1672 in Hingham, Plymouth, MA d. 8 Jun 1752 in Lebanon, New London, CT, dau. of Joseph Church and Mary Tucker) on 21 Jan 1713 in Bristol, Newport, RI. Daniel's Children:
3. Elizabeth Throop b. abt 1672 in Barnstable, Barnstable, MA d. Dec. 14, 1717 in Little Compton, RI m1. Jonathan Peck (b. 5 Dec 1666 d. 1717 in Bristol, RI) on 31 Mar 1695 in Bristol, RI m2. William Pabodie (b. 24 Nov 1664 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA d. 17 Sep 1744 in Little Compton, RI) on 20 Mar 1715/16.
4. John Throop b. 1676 in Bristol, RI d. 25 Jan 1772 in Bristol, RI m1. Rebecca Smith (b. 26 Apr 1680 in Rehoboth, Mass d. 19 Dec 1731 in Bristol, RI, dau. of Daniel Smith and Esther Chickering) on 25 Nov 1697 in Bristol, RI m2. Susannah Sturgis Taylor (b. 4 Jul 1683 Yarmouth, MA d. 13 Oct 1768 in Bristol, RI, dau. of Thomas Sturgis and Abigail Lothop) on 2 Nov 1732 in Bristol, RI. John and Rebecca's Children:
5. William Throop b. 1678/1679 d. 3 Feb 1737/38, buried in Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, CT, Old Cemetery, 307-4 m. Martha Coblye/Cobleigh (b. 1673 in Bristol RI, d. 13 Feb 1736/1737, dau. of John Coblye/Cobleigh and Mary Bosworth) on 20 Mar 1698/99 in Bristol RI. William and Martha's Children:
6. Thomas Throop b. 4 Sep 1681 in Bristol, RI d. 18 Sep 1756 in Bristol, RI, buried at East Burial Ground, Bristol, RI, m1. Abigail Ware (b. Jan 1679/80 in Wrentham, Norfolk, MA d. 25 Jul 1740 in Bristol, RI., dau. of John Ware and Joanna Gay Whiting) on 18 Nov 1702 in Wrentham, Norfolk, MA, m2. Zipporah Billings Man (b. 20 Mar 1678/79 in Dorchester, MA d. 25 Jan 1767 in Bristol, RI, buried at East Burial Ground, Bristol, RI, dau. of Ebenezer Billings and Hanah Wales) on 7 Apr 1742 in Wrentham, MAI. Thomas and Abigail's Children:
7. Martha (Mercy) Throop b. 15 Jul 1686 d. 18 Sep 1756 m. Samuel Hart
8. Lydia Throop b. 15 Jul 1686 in Bristol, RI d. 12 Jun 1761 in Windham, CT m. Eleazer Cary (b. 27 Sep 1678 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA d. 28 Jul 1754 in Windham, CT, son of John Carey and Abigail Penniman) on 1700 in Bristol, RI.
There is much discussion over the parentage of William. One faction claims he was the son of the Regicide Adrian Scroope while the other (the most likely) gives William Throope, York England, d. aft. 1669, m. 9 Jun 1636 Isabell Redshaw bur. 22 Jun 1658 as his parents. He was reported to have m. 7 Feb 1664/5 Elizabeth Cooke bur. 26 Jul 1669. This marriage took place before he left for America.
World Family Tree; Notes: Disk 18-2278
Disk 1-267 Know as Deacon Throope
Disk 11-4139 WILLIAM THROOPE(ADRIAN
SCROOPE) (1637-1704) -- William Throope, born and named
Adrian Scroope, was the youngest son of Colonel Adrian
Scroope, member of the English Parliament and one of the
members who formed the High Court of Justice that tired
and found guilty King Charles I of England and them
imposed the death penalty on the King on January 30,
1649. Several years later, after Oliver Cromwell died,
Sir Adrian and the other conspirators were put into
prison. While there, Sir Adrian met with his sons,
including William, and suggested that as he was certain
to be executed for his role in the High Court of Justice,
it might be that the conspirators sons would also be
arrested. Thus, he cautioned that they leave England. As
a result, William left England for the American Colonies,
possibly traveling there via Leyden, Holland.
World Family Tree; Notes: Disk 11-4139