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Robert Tapp

  • Born: Cir 1515, Radwell Manor, Felmersham, Bedfordshire, England 1536
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: Radwell Manor, Felmersham, Bedfordshire, England

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• Background Information. 1536
There are records for three Edmund Tapp living at the same time, who most likely was the same person. Edmund of Flmersham was born about 1550. He was the son of Robert Tapp of Felmersham, who held land in Radwell, Felmersham, previously held by Simon Tappe. He also was a student at Cambridge. The second would be Edmund Tapp of Sherington, father of Agnes and husband of Margaret and thirdly, Edmund Tapp Sr. of Bennington fahter of Edmund of New Haven. From the records uncovered in Bedforshire, the author drew up this pedigree.

1. Simon Tapp of Radwell Manor, Felmersham, Bedfordshire, d. by 1536, presumed to be the father of the man who next held his land in Felmersham.

2. Robert Tapp, of Radwell Manor, Felmersham, Bedfordshire, being maybe around b. 1515, making him about twenty years when he is recorded holding land in Radwell. He was the father of at one one child, Edmund Tapp.

3. Edmund Tapp, b. circ. 1550. He entered Caius College, Cambridge, at the age of 18 in 1698, a graduate of the school at Felmersham, Bedordshire. He is assumed to be the same man as Edmund Tapp "senex," buried at Bennington, Hertforshire on 2 May 1635. He had at least two sons, Robert Tapp married to a woman named Mary, and Edmund Tapp, married to Anne.

4. Edmund Tapp, borther of Robert Tapp, was probably born in or near Felmersham, Bedfordshire about 1592 based on his age in a deposition. He lived for some time in the parishes of Great Haddam and Ware in Bedfordshire before settling in Bennington, Hertfordshire, by 1623 or 1624. He sailed for New England on 31 May 1637 and arrived on 31 Jul. He initially settled in New Haven, Connecticut, and was one of the founders of Milford on 29 Nov 1639 and appointed one of its Judges for Civil Affairs [Donal Lines Jacobus, "Milford Church Records," The American Genealogist, 16:18-38; Milford, Conn., Deeds 1:1]. He was admitted to the church in Milford on the date of its founding, 22 Aug 1639 [44]. He died in New Haven before 1 Apr 1653. when his will was proved [New Haven Probate, 1st Book, 2nd part:50].

Edmund married Anne, who was admitted to the Milford Church on 25 Jun 1642 [The American Genealogist, 16:30]. She died in August or early September in 1673.

"The English Origin of Edmund Tapp of New Haven and Mildord, Connecticut," The American Genealogist, Vol. 72, pp. 65-80


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