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George Gardiner

Male 1615 - Abt 1677  (~ 69 years)

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  • Name George Gardiner  [1
    Birth Between 1608 and 1615  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1677  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I2260  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2021 

    Family Herodias Long,   b. Abt 1624, London, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 22 Nov 1673 (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1640  [3
    SEPA May 1665  [2
    +1. Dorcas Gardiner,   b. Abt 1656   d. Bef 4 Aug 1702 (Age ~ 46 years)
    Family ID F1514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2015 

  • Notes 
    • Admitted an inhabitant of Newport in 1638.

      From Wikipedia:

      George Gardiner, sometimes spelled Gardner, was an early inhabitant of Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and one of the original settlers of Aquidneck Island. He held some minor offices within the colony in the early 1640s, shortly after which he began a common-law marriage with Herodias (Long) Hicks, who came to live with him after separating from her first husband. This relationship lasted for nearly 20 years, after which Herodias petitioned the court to have Gardiner leave her alone, and she left Newport to go west of the Narragansett Bay and live with John Porter, a land-rich settler who was one of the original purchasers of the Pettaquamscutt lands (later South Kingstown, Rhode Island).

      Gardiner apparently had seven children with Herodias, and after her departure, five more with subsequent wife Lydia Ballou. His family produced a large number of descendants. A grandson, John Gardner served as Deputy Governor of the Rhode Island colony.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3508] History and Genealogy of the Ancestors and Some Descendants of Stukely Westcott: One of the Thirteen Original Proprietors of Providence Plantation and the Colony of Rhode Island by Roscoe L. Whitman. Oneonta, New York: Otesgo Publishing Co., 1932-39.

    2. [S596] G. Andrews Moriarty, "The Parentage of George Gardner of Newport, R. I." The American Genealogist 21:191, 1945.

    3. [S480] The Gardiners of Narragansett: Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of George Gardiner the Colonist, 1638 by Caroline E. Robinson. Providence, 1919.