Emanuel RIPPINGTON Thomas RIPPINGTON Florence RIPPINGTON Herbert Edwin RIPPINGTON Arthur William RIPPINGTON Alice Mary OSBORNE Elizabeth Ann RIPPINGTON Herbert Edwin RIPPINGTON Amy ALLAM Mini tree diagram

Joseph RIPPINGTON2,3,4,5,6

1855 - 1942

Rag Sorter in Marine Stores - a Rag & Bone Man

Life History


Born in Marlow, Buckinghamshire


Resident in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire


Resident in Spittle Street, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire


Married Alice Mary OSBORNE in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Name: Joseph Rippington to Alice Mary Osborne
Year of Registration: 1878
Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun
District: Wycombe
County: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
Volume: 3a


Birth of daughter Florence RIPPINGTON in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Occupation Dealer


Resident in 5 Denmark Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

15th Nov 1881

Misc in Arrested for being drunk and disorderly.1

27th Sep 1882

Misc in Arrested for being drunk and disorderly.1


Birth of son Herbert Edwin RIPPINGTON in Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

15th Sep 1885

Birth of son Arthur William RIPPINGTON in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

6th Aug 1887

Misc in Arrested for attempting to commit suicide.1

12th Nov 1890

Misc in Criminal Trial for Petty Larceny - Acquittal.1

22nd Nov 1890

Misc in Report of criminal trial.1

4th Mar 1891

Misc in Charged with assaulting his brother Thomas & Thomas George.1


Resided in Reading, Berkshire


Occupation Rag Sorter in Marine Stores - a Rag & Bone Man


Resident in Durngate Street, Dorchester, Dorset


Died in Bournemouth, Hampshire / Dorset


  • Name: Joseph Rippington
    Birth Date: abt 1855
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1942
    Age at Death: 87
    Registration district: Bournemouth
    Inferred County: Hampshire
    Volume: 2b
    Page: 1642
  • Name: Joseph Rippington
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1855
    Registration district: Wycombe
    Inferred County: Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire
    Volume: 3a
    Page: 354
  • Marine Store Dealer was a licensed broker who bought and sold used cordage, bunting, rags, timber, metal and other general waste materials.
    He usually sorted the purchased waste by kind, grade etc.
    He also repaired and mended sacks etc.
    Marine Store Dealers were governed by an Act of Parliament 1st. Geo. IV. sec.16 cap.75. Which enacted that every marine-store-dealer shall have his name inserted in legible characters over his shop-door and shall also keep a book in which he shall insert the name and address of any person from whom he shall buy any article.
    Apparently Marine Store Dealers were also not allowed to buy full lengths of rope.
    A search of the "Times" archive brings up many references to them and nearly all were in relation to police courts.
    In Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" is Joe, a marine store dealer and receiver of stolen goods.
    Cotton rags were used to make paper.
  • Name: Joseph Rippington
    Date of Trial: 12 Nov 1890
    Trial Year: 1890
    Location of Trial: Buckinghamshire, England
    Sentence: Acquittal
  • Bucks Herald - Saturday 10 December 1881
    Summary of County Petty Sessions. Dec. 2. — Present: the Rev. G. Phillimore and Sir Philip Rose, Bart.
    — Joseph Rippington, of Wycombe, was charged with being drunk and disorderly on November 15th, in Marlow-road, Wycombe, and fined 5s., and 13s. costs.
  • Bucks Herald - Saturday 13 August 1887
    BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, Monday August 8. Present—The Mayor, J. O. Griffits, Esq., A. Vernon, Esq., T. Wheeler, Esq., and H. S. Wheeler, Esq.
    Charge of Attempting Suicide. — Joseph Rippington, Denmark-street, marine- store dealer, was charged with attempting to commit suicide on the 6th inst.— Richard Turner said he lived at 10, Kent-street, London-road. On Saturday evening, about ten minutes to twelve, he was going home. When near the Rye, hearing that defendant had gone across to the Dyke, witness went there, and saw defendant on the bank. When witness got within ten yards Rippington jumped into the water with his clothes on. He swam across to the Park side and stopped in the water about five minutes. Witness called to him to come back. He swam back to the Rye side, and when in the middle of the stream he said ' I am going to commit suicide now." Witness said. • Come out." He then swam to the Rye bank and came out. He lay on the bank and witness held his head up. He was faint, and a quantity of water came from his mouth. He was in the water about ten minutes. When witness first saw him he did not think he was sober.—By the Bench : The spot where defendant jumped in was about five yards on the Rye side of the " black boards." P.C. Lynn came up soon after defendant got out of the water and took him in charge.—P.C. Lynn said about 12.10 on Sunday morning he was on duty in Easton-street, and from information received went to the Dyke. He saw the defendant lying on the bank. His clothes were wet. He asked him why he had thrown himself into the water. He replied that he only went to have a bathe—that people got locked up for bathing in the day, and he had to be locked up for bathing in the night. He seemed more excited than drunk. He took him into custody. On the road to the station he said " I am tired of my life. I went there for the purpose of drowning myself." He said so in an excited way.—Cross-examined by prisoner : I did not ask you the question " Are you tired of your life," or "Did you intend to commit suicide?"— Defendant said he had been drinking—he had no intention of committing suicide. He had no recollection of anyone speaking to him in the water. When he got out Lynn said he had attempted to commit suicide, and he told him he was a liar. —The Bench ordered defendant to find sureties himself in £20, and two sureties of £10 each, to be of good behaviour for twelve months ; in default of finding sureties to be committed for three months.
  • Reading Mercury - Saturday 30 September 1882
    MARLOW. Police Court, Great Marlow, Sept. 22.— (Before T. S. Cocks, Esq.)
    Sept 27th. — Joseph Rippington, of High Wycombe, a marine store dealer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Chapel-street on the previous night.
    He was admitted to bail till the Petty Sessions.
  • Reading Mercury - Saturday 22 November 1890
    BUCKS AUTUMN ASSIZES. The Bucks Autumn Assizes were opened at Aylesbury on the 13th inst., before Mr. Justice Lawrance. His Lordship proceeded to the County Hall and charged the Grand Jury and then went to the Parish Church, where a short service was conducted by the Rev. H. B. McNair, the vicar. The trial of prisoners included the following:—
    Charge against a Marlow Marine Store Dealer. Joseph Rippington, 35, dealer, a respectably dressed man, was indicted for stealing a quantity of rags at Chepping Wycombe, the property of Emmanuel Rippington, a lunatic, his father, on the 9th October. A second indictment was preferred against prisoner, viz , misappropriating the sum of 15l. Mr. H. Chambers prosecuted, and Mr, Lindsell defended. George Richard Jackson, wholesale marine store dealer, of Reading, said for many years he had had dealings with Emmanuel Rippington, of Marlow. Since the son, Joseph, had been managing the business he had also sold him parcels. In consequence of receiving the letter (produced) he sent a quantity of goods in about sixty bags to Wycombe station, consigned to " E. Rippington." He was paid by receiving woollen rags from "E. Rippington." That did not close the account for he was indebted to the extent of a few pounds to " E. Rippington," and he sent a cheque for 5l. 3a. Thomas and Herbert Edwin Rippington, brothers, gave evidence, the former having been appointed comité of his father's estate. Joseph had, he said, never accounted to him in any way for the rags. He had given him no authority to sell them. William Turner, of Wycombe, marine store dealer, said prisoner told him in July last he had some print rags to sell at about 9l. a ton. In October he bought the rags for 37l., and he had paid 15l. by cheque on account, but no more. The jury found the Prisoner not guilty and the second indictment was not proceeded with.
  • Bucks Herald - Saturday 7 March 1891
    GREAT MARLOW. Petty Sessions, Wednesday, March 4.— Present: W. D. Mackenzie, Esq., T. O. Wethered, Esq., and E. Clark, Esq. —Joseph Rippington, marine store dealer, was charged with assaulting his brother, Thomas Rippington, on the ult.—Mr. R. S. Wood (Wycombe) defended. —Defendant was fined 20s. and 14s. costs, or one month. ——He was further charged with assaulting Thomas George on the same evening, and fined 1s. and 8s. costs additional.


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