Birth: Mary Ring was born about 1589, based on her
estimated date of marriage.
Death: She died in Plymouth in July 1631.
Ship: Unknown, 1629 or 1630
Life in England: Mary Ring has been tentatively
identified as the Marie Durante of Ufford, Suffolk who married Wylliam
Ringe of Petistree, Suffolk in 1601, but this identification has
Life in Holland: William and Mary Ring were in
Leiden by May 16, 1614.William Ring, a say weaver, became a citizen of
Leiden on June 7, 1619.William Ring and perhaps the rest of his family
were aboard the Speedwell which accompanied the Mayflower
in 1620, but abandoned the voyage when the Speedwell proved
unseaworthy. He died in Leiden between 1620 and 1629.
Life in New England: Widow Mary Ring came to
Plymouth with her children in 1629 or 1630. She died in the epidemic of
infectious fever of 1633. Her will and inventory provide modern
researchers with a wonderful list of textiles available at the time.
Family: William Ring married Mary (possibly) Durant
by 1609. If the Ufford attribution is correct; they married on May 21,
1601, in Ufford. They had three children.
Children of William and Mary Ring: