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John Sanford, President of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Male Abt 1608 - 1653  (~ 45 years)


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  • Name John Sanford  [1, 2
    Suffix President of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 
    Born Abt 1608  [3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death Between 22 Jun 1653 and 20 Nov 1653  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died Between 22 Jun 1653 and 15 Nov 1653  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I23779  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2020 

    Family 1 Elizabeth Webb,   d. Aft 14 Jul 1635 
    Married Bef 1633  [3
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Sanford,   b. Bef 21 Jun 1635,   d. 18 Mar 1713, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 77 years)
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F14271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bridget Hutchinson,   b. Bef 15 Jan 1619,   d. Bef 18 Aug 1698, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 79 years) 
    Married Bef 1637  [3, 5
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F14283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Arrived in on the 3rd or 4th of November, 1631, on the second voyage of the Lyon; among his fellow passengers was John Winthrop, Jr., for whom he had served as a business agent. He had evidently been a well-regarded employee of the Winthrop family for some time before his emigration.

      First at Boston, then in Portsmouth in 1638.

      A follower of his mother-in-law Anne Marbury Hutchinson, John Sanford was banished from Massachusetts along with the other Antinomians, and went to Rhode Island where he was a signer of the Portsmouth Compact and later briefly served as President of the colony from 17 May 1653 until his death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3185] G. Andrews Moriarty, "Notes: Historical Intelligence." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 104:72, Jan 1950.

    2. [S4253] John Denison Champlin, "The Ancestry of Anne Hutchinson." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 45:17, Jan 1914; 45:164, Apr 1914.

    3. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    4. [S3208] President John Sanford of Boston, Massachusetts and Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 1605-1965, and His Descendants, with Many Allied Families by Jack Minard Sanford. East Aurora, New York, 1965.

    5. [S4253] John Denison Champlin, "The Ancestry of Anne Hutchinson." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 45:17, Jan 1914; 45:164, Apr 1914., "in 1637".