Name origin:Unproven and contested family tradition says Lord Howard's fifth son was given the name Tripp by King Henry V after the storming of a castle during the siege of Boulogne. Hearing that Howard tripped up the castle wall the king said that his name shall be Tripp, no longer Howard. Available information indicates that only two Lord Howards had five sons. One was Thomas, Lord Howard of Effingham. His fifth son was Richard Howard, born about 1494. This date is not given, but chronologically Richard's birth date is between the dates of two siblings, Edward 1476 and William 1511. Richard's date,1494, is not compatible with the lifetime of King Henry V (1386-1422), but it is compatible with the regency of King Henry VIII, 1509-1547, and the siege of Boulogne 1544. The other Lord Howard was William, Lord Howard of Effingham, whose fifth son was Edward, born 1550, too late to co-exist with any King Henry or be at the siege of Boulogne.So, if it happened, it was Richard Howard who became Richard Tripp(1), and absent other Tripps existing at that time, the ancestor of all Tripps.
George Tripp(2) was born 1525 prob. in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England and died about 1580. He married about 1545 Margarie ........... Children: Thomas of Horkstow Agnesborn about 1545 John(3)born about 1550 Edwardborn about 1555of Eaglesham Margaretborn about 1561
John Tripp(3) was born about 1550, probably in Horkstow, Lincolnshire, England Children: Robertborn about 1579 Thomasborn about 1581 Williamborn about 1583 John(4)born about 1587 Elizabeth born about 1561
John Tripp(4) was born about 1587. On 30 Jul 1609 he married Isobel Moyses (Moses), chr.20 Mar 1584 in Horkstow, England, daughter of Nicholas Moyses. They resided in Lincolnshire, England.