St. Nicholas, Marston

St. Nicholas, Marston

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1810 - 22nd Aug 18751

Farmer & Retired Butcher

Life History


Born in Marston, Oxfordshire

28th Jan 1810

Baptised in Marston, Oxfordshire

between 1824 and 1830

Resided in St. Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex, London

Rippington (John) 1824 London Land Tax Record
Rippington (John) 1830 London Land Tax Record (shown @ No. 24)
Records for intervening years are available at Ancestry

between 1841 and 1851

Occupation Butcher

between 1841 and 1851

Resident in 24 Upper Marylebone St., Middlesex, London


Married Ann STEELE in Oxford, Oxfordshire


Occupation Farmer & Retired Butcher


Resident in Cross Farm, Marston, Oxfordshire


Occupation Retired Farmer


Resident in Marston, Oxfordshire

1st May 1875

Wrote will

22nd Aug 1875

CauseOfDeath in Suicide

22nd Aug 1875

Died in Marston, Oxfordshire.1

26th Aug 1875

Buried in Marston, Oxfordshire

1st Oct 1875



  • Name: John Rippington
    Probate Date: 1 Oct 1875
    Death Date: 22 Aug 1875
    Death Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    Registry: Oxford
  • His will dated 1st May 1875 includes details of his estate. This included various houses and lands of freehold, copyhold and leasehold tenure in Marston and elsewhere, stock in trade as dairymen and farmers, and various monies chiefly held as mortgage or freehold, leasehold and copyhold lands and houses. All were held as owner in common with his brother Charles, or held in either name. The estate was being divided between them at the time of writing the will.
    Specific bequests were:-
    a) All furniture, plate, linen etc and his horse and trap to his wife Ann.
    b) Walnut Tree House and pasture adjoining to his wife, if allocated to him on the split of the estate with his brother Charles. If not allocated to him then £65 to be paid (presumably annually).
    c) A £240 annuity to his wife.
    d) £900 to be invested by his trustees with the income to go to his wife for the benefit of her nephew Benjamin Steel and nieces Beatrice Steel and Florence Annie Steel.
    e) £500 to sister Mary Cannon.
    f) £300 each to his brothers Charles, Edwin, Mark and Joseph.
    g) £400 in equal shares to Richard son of Alice Warland afterwards Alice Rippington wife of his late brother Richard and to the three children of his late brother Richard by his said wife Alice.
    h) £300 in equal shares to Richard, William and Charles, sons of his late nephew Richard Rippington.
    i) £400 in equal shares to Mary Williams, Annie Rippington, Jane Rippington and Emma Rippington daughters of his late brother Henry.
    j) £100 to his Godson Charles Rippington, son of his brother Mark.
    k) Residue in equal shares to his brothers Charles, Mark, Edwin and Joseph and his sister Mary Cannon.
    In relation to his death there is the following note:-
    The cause of death was suicide. It was reported at the inquest that he had been in low spirits before and that two months before had had an attack of paralysis. On the night in question he was reported missing and a search was started which very quickly found his body in a cowhouse. He had cut his throat with his own knife. The jury found that he had committed suicide while in a state of temporary insanity.
    Source Jacksons Oxford Journal 26th August 1875.
  • Death Record Name  John Rippington
    Year of Registration  1875
    Quarter of Registration  Jul-Aug-Sep
    Registration District  Headington
    Registration County  Oxfordshire
    Age at Death:  65
    Volume Number  3A
    Volume Page  392
  • Charles & John Rippington's butchers shop - 24 Upper Marylebone Street, London
    Now New Cavendish Street - the name changed from Upper Marylebone Street in the late nineteenth century.
    Nearby public house 'The Ship', 18a Upper Marylebone Street, Marylebone, London - also listed as 22 Saville Street in 1881.
    The address of this pub is now given as 134 New Cavendish Street, W1, following street renaming.
    Hence 24 Upper Marylebone Street is most probably now 140 New Cavendish Street.
  • Morning Post - Tuesday 24 February 1852
    MARLBOROUGH-STREET.- Robbery by a House- keeper.- Eliza Nash, housekeeper to Messrs. Charles and John Rippington, butchers, Upper Marylebone-street, was brought before Mr. Bingham, charged with having robbed her masters to a considerable extent. Charles Rippington said he placed 16l. in silver in the till on Sunday, about 12 o'clock. About 7 or 8 o'clock the same evening he came home to his tea, and he then noticed that one of the bearings of the till had dropped, so that the till could be pulled out. He examined the till, and missed about 3l. He suspected the prisoner, who had been in his employ as housekeeper for about five months, and he asked her it she bad any objection to have her boxes searched, the prisoner replied, " No," and prosecutor went into her bed- room, and, in her presence, examined her boxes. Nothing of a suspicious nature was found in the boxes. Prosecutor seeing a tea-caddy on the table, asked the prisoner if it was hers. The prisoner said it was, and she unlocked it, saying she had some silver in it, about 20l. she believed. When the tea-caddy was opened, prosecutor found several parcels of money in paper. One parcel contained 3l. 6d. in silver, the sum missed from the till. A second parcel contained 7l. 3s. in silver ; a third parcel had 7l. 7s. 6d., mostly in half crowns; and a fourth parcel bad 14l. 10s. in gold. The prisoner remarked if he, prosecutor, could identity any of the money, he was welcome to take it. Several cigars were also found, which corresponded with cigars prosecutor was in the habit of smoking. Robert Poole said he was at home on Sunday afternoon. He saw the prisoner in the parlour where the till was. He went to the door for a few minutes, and on his return he found the prisoner had left the room. Police constable, E 79, said, when he took the prisoner into custody, the prisoner said she had drawn some money from a bank at Clifton before she came to town, and that not liking bank notes, she had afterwards changed them for gold and silver. The prisoner was fully committed.
  • London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932
    Tenant: J Rippington
    First Year of Section: 1824
    Civil Parish or Ward: St Marylebone
    Borough or County: Westminster
    Call Number: MR/PLT/4137
  • London, England, Land Tax Records, 1692-1932
    Tenant: J Rippington
    First Year of Section: 1830
    Civil Parish or Ward: St Marylebone
    Borough or County: Westminster
    Call Number: MR/PLT/4197
  • Morning Post - Thursday 24 May 1832
    AS Cook and Housekeeper, or where the Lady is her own Housekeeper, and a kitchenmaid is kept, a Person who thoroughly understands her business, and who has lived five years with the Lady she is about to leave.
    No objection to town or country.
    Direct to E. U., at Mr. Rippington's, No. 24, Upper Marylebone-street, Portland- place.
    —No officekeeper need apply.
  • Morning Post - Wednesday 27 July 1842
    As Good Plain Cook in a small family, where a man servant is kept, a respectable young woman, who can be well recommended from the place she has just left, in which she lived seven years.
    No objections to the country.
    Direct to E. U., at Mr. Rippington's, Butcher, 24, Upper Marylebone-street, Portland-place.


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