William Arnold

Male 1587 - Bef 1677


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  • Name  William Arnold 
    Born  24 Jun 1587  probably, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Bef 03 Nov 1677  Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • The date of 7 Sep 1685 found in some secondary sources is probably not correct. On 3 November 1677, Benedict Arnold described himself as "eldest son and heir of William Arnold late of Pautuxett in the said Colony deceased." ! Early Records of the Town of Providence 14:5
    Buried  Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Arnold arrived at Massachusetts Bay on his 48th birthday, 24 June 1635. The unnamed ship set sail 1 May 1635 from Dartmouth, Devon, England. William was the leader of the party. Almost all aboard the ship were related either by blood or by marriage and all but two were from Ilchester. He lived for a short time in Hingham, MA, where he was a proprietor in 1635. In 1636 he became associated with Roger Williams and others in the purchase of land in Rhode Island. William removed to Providence, RI in 1636 wheere he had received large tracts of land. He removed to Newport November 19, 1651. He was one of the original members of the first Baptist Church in Providence. William was one of the 13 original proprietors of Pawtuxet, RI.
    Person ID  I12432  Bryant
    Last Modified  20 Dec 2003 

    Father  Nicholas Arnold,   b. Abt 1550, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1623, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Alice Gully,   d. Apr 1596, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1570  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F818  Group Sheet

    Family  Christian Peak,   b. Feb 1584, Muchelney, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1659, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1611  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Arnold,   b. 23 Nov 1611, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1683, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benedict Arnold,   b. 03 Dec 1615, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1678, Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joanna Arnold,   b. 27 Feb 1617, probably, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Jan 1668
     4. Stephen Arnold,   b. 22 Dec 1622, Bighere, Ilchester, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1699, Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F692  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jun 1587 - probably, Ilchester, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1611 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 03 Nov 1677 - Pawtucket, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S214] Cutter, No. NY Families, Cutter, William Richard, (Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1910), p.107 - Cheselbourne, Dorset is wrong..

    2. [S312] The Great Migration, Anderson, Robert Charles & George F. Sanborn, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1999), p. 88.


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