William Carpenter

Male 1605 - Abt 1685


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  • Name  William Carpenter  [1
    Born  23 May 1605  probably, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Will  10 Feb 1679/80  [2
    Died  Abt 1685  Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate  07 Sep 1685 
    Notes 
    • William came to America with his father-in-law and his wife. Their ship left Dartmouth, Devonshire, England on Friday May 1, 1635 (should
      be 1636) and arrived in New England on June 24, 1636 at Hingham, MA. The ship was called the "Plain Joan" and arrived in Boston after a 54 day trip.

      William is listed in the first deed executed in the Colony by Roger Williams. Robert Coles lived on the property adjoining. William Carpenter, Robert Coles and William Arnold were three of 14 charter members of the Baptist Church of America established by Roger Williams at Providence on August 3, 1638.

      For defense against indian attacks, William Carpenter built a block house on his property soon after settling there. In an Indian attack during King Phillip's War, all the settlers gathered for protection inside the block house, where their brave stand compelled the Indians to retreat. This William's son William Jr. was killed in the attack though, and this William, while busily engaged in repairing the damage to his estate died on Sept. 7, 1685. William Carpenter was one of the original 13 proprietors of Pawtuxet, RI.
    Person ID  I27155  Bryant
    Last Modified  4 Feb 2005 

    Family  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 
    Married  Abt 1637  probably, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Joseph Carpenter,   b. Abt 1638, probably, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1695, Musketa Cove, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia Carpenter,   b. Abt 1640, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1711, probably, Warwick, Kent Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ephraim Carpenter,   b. 1640, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1703, Oyster Bay, Queens Co, Long Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Priscilla Carpenter,   b. Abt 1643, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Timothy Carpenter,   b. Abt 1645, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1726, probably, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Carpenter,   b. 1645, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1677, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Silas Carpenter,   b. 1650, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1695, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Benjamin Carpenter,   b. 1653, Pawtuxet (now Pawtucket), Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1711, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1041  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1605 - probably, Amesbury, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1637 - probably, Providence, Providence Co, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1685 - Rehoboth, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S274] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

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

    3. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 159:54.


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