Robinson Trefethen

Male4 April 1721–before 2 September 1794

Brief Life History of Robinson

Robinson Trefethen was born on 4 April 1721, in New Castle, Rockingham, New Hampshire, British Colonial America as the son of Henry Treferrin and Mary Locke. He married Abigail Locke in January 1748, in Rye, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States in 1721. In 1748, his occupation is listed as "the first inn or tavern in rye, of which any record has been found, was at the centre of the town and was kept by robinson treferrin--probably a corrupiton of trefethen...treferrin came to rye from great island in 1747 or 1748 and in those years probably erected the house which he conducted as a tavern until september 1756, when he sold it to simon, peter, and benjamin garland for 2426 pounds, old tender." in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. He died before 2 September 1794, in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robinson Trefethen
Abigail Locke
Marriage: January 1748
Mary Trefethen
Elizabeth Hipzibah Trefethen
Henry Trefethen
William Trefethen
Robinson Trefethern
Abigail Trefethen
Joseph Trefethen
Joseph Trefethen
Lucretia Trefethern
Salome Trefethern
Margaret Treferrin
Henry Trefethen
Salome Treffevern

Sources (64)

  • Robinson Treferrin, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Robinson Treferrin, "New Hampshire Marriages, 1720-1920"
  • Robinson Treferrin in entry for William Treferrin, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    January 1748Rye, New Hampshire, British Colonial America
  • Children (13)

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    World Events (4)


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    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 55

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 60

    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    Altered form of Cornish Trevethan .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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