Baptism of John Trimingham, Fishlake, Yorkshire, England, 1590

John Trimingham was baptized 10 January 1590 in the village of Fishlake, Yorkshire. His parents were John and Brigitta Trimingham. The name was spelled Trymingham at the time and the record above (John is sixth from the top) reads John filius Jo: Trymingham. The month, January, is to the right and up a couple lines, January. The date is too dark to make out. Transcriptions made of the parish records make the information more accessible.

John was the second of eight sons born to John and Brigitta. He went to Bermuda, most likely as an agent for one of the Bermuda Company investors. He later bought land in Bermuda, served as governor - the only governor ever elected - and left many descendants. He returned to England on business and died there in 1655 in London. His widow, Ann, died later in Bermuda. He left a son, Paul, and two daughters, Bridget, most likely named after his mother, and Ann, his wife's name and also his grandmother's name.

Source: Parish Registers, Fishlake, Yorkshire, England, 1561-1941, Microfilm copy of original records at the York Archives Department at Doncaster for Church of St. Cuthbert, FHL MF 1545695 Items 12-15, Baptisms, marriages, burials 1561-1754.

Related links
Trimingham family of Bermuda
Burial of Bridget Trimingham, Fishlake, 1605

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