Caleb Carr (c.1616 - 1695) MP

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Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Occupation: Governor Rhode Island Colony
Managed by: Judith Ann Owen
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About Caleb Carr

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleb_Carr_(Governor)

CALEB CARR, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was born in London, England, December 9, 1616, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Hardington) Carr; he embarked in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', at London, in 1635, coming to America with his older brother, Robert Carr, in whose family he remained until he reached his majority. At an early age he became active in public affairs in Newport, and in 1654-1658-59-60-61-62 he served the Colony as general treasurer. On January 30, 1671, he was allowed L4 for services done by him. On April 11, 1676, he was appointed one of the commissioners 'to take care and order the several watches and wards of this island, and appoint the places.' This year he bought the services of an Indian captive (taken by Providence men). In 1679-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-90-91 he was assistant for Newport. In 1687-88 he was chosen justice of the General Quarter Session and Inferior Court of Common Pleas. In May, 1695, he was elected governor to succeed Governor John Easton, who had been in office for the five preceding years. Up to this period, for most of the time, public service had been rendered gratuitously by civil officers. It was now enacted that the governor should have ten pounds a year, the deputy governor six pounds, and the assistants four pounds each. Governor Carr did not live long enough to reap much reward for the discharge of his duties as chief magistrate. He died in Newport, December 17, 1695, the fourth governor who died while in office. He was buried in a small family burying ground on the north side of Mill street [moved to Jamestown], between Thomas and Spring streets, Newport. Caleb Carr married (first) Mercy ----; (second) Sarah Pinner, daughter of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, and widow of John Pinner; she was born in 1651, and died about 1706. -------------------- elected Governor of Rhode Island colony -------------------- From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~whosefamilyisit/carrfamily.htm:

Caleb Carr (Benjamin3, Robert2, Thomas1) b 9Dec1616 London, Eng, settled Newport, RI c1640, d 17Dec1695 when still Gov of RI m1 Mercy Vaughn who d 12Sep1675 Newport, RI; m2 Sarah Clarke who d 1706; m3 Ann Easton from Tercentenary of New England Families 1620-1920, Am Historical Soc, 1919 p 215-216 : Caleb Carr, immigrant ancestor & progenitor, b London, Eng, Dec 9 1616, son of Benjamin & Martha (Hardington) Carr; he embarked in ship 'Elizabeth & Ann', at London, in 1635, coming to Am w/older bro, Robert Carr, in whose family he remained until he reached his majority. At early age he became active in public affairs in Newport, & in 1654-1658-59-60-61-62 he served Colony as genl treas. Jan 30 1671, he was allowed L4 for svcs done by him. Apr 11 1676, he was appointed commissioner 'to take care & order the several watches wards of this island, & appoint the places.' This yr he bought svcs of Indian captive (taken by Providence men). In 1679-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-90-91 he was asst for Newport. In 1687-88 he was chosen justice of Genl Qtr Session & Inferior Court of Common Pleas. May 1695, he was elected gov to succeed Gov John Easton, who had been in office for 5 preceding yrs. Up to this period, most of time, public svc had been rendered gratuitously by civil officers. It was now enacted gov should have L10/yr, deputy gov L6, & assts L4 each. Gov Carr did not live long enough to reap much reward for dischg of his duties as chief magistrate. He d in Newport, Dec 17 1695, 4th gov who died while in office. He was buried in small family burying grd on north side of Mill St [moved to Jamestown], bet Thomas & Spring Sts, Newport. Caleb Carr m1 Mercy ----; m2 Sarah Pinner, dtr of Jeremiah & Frances (Latham) Clarke, widow of John Pinner; she b 1651, d c1706.

Children by 1st wife Mercy:

1 John b 1644 Newport, Newport, RI d 1714 Newport, Newport, RI

2 Nicholas b 22Oct1654 d 17Feb1708/9 Jamestown, Newport, RI

3 Mercy b 6Apr1656 d 1717

4 Caleb b 23Aug1657 d 10Oct1700 Jamestown, Newport, RI m Deborah Sayles

5 Samuel b 15Dec1659 d 1694 Newport, Newport, RI

6 Mary b 1Jan1660/1 m Thomas Paine

7 Edward b 1667 d 14Oct1711 m Hannah Station from Tercentenary of New England Families 1620-1920, Am Historical Soc, 1919 p 215-216: Edward Carr, son of Gov Caleb & Mercy Carr, b RI, Jun 1667. In 1698 he was made freeman, & thenceforward until his death took prominent part in official life. In 1669 he was deputy to Genl Assembly from Jamestown. He filled office again in 1702-03-05-06-07-09, serving at same time as clerk of Assembly. 1701-1707 he served as mbr of committee appointed to audit accts of colony. Edward Carr was resident of Jamestown, & lrg landowner there. Oct 6 1686, he m Hannah Stanton, b Nov 7 1670, d 1712. She was dtr of John & Mary (Harndel) Stanton, & grddtr of Robert Stanton, founder of family in RI.

Children by 2nd wife Sarah:

8 Francis b 1678

9 James b 1680

10 Sarah b 1682

11 Elizabeth b 1684 -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caleb_Carr_(Governor)

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Governor Caleb Carr's Timeline

1616
1616
London, Middlesex, England
1635
1635
Age 19
emigrated from London at age 11 on the "Elizabeth and Ann" ship w/brother Robert
1635
Age 19
Ship: Elizabeth & Ann
1635
Age 19
Ship: Elizabeth & Ann
1651
1651
Age 35
1654
October 22, 1654
Age 38
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
October 22, 1654
Age 38
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
1654
Age 38
1655
1655
Age 39
1656
April 6, 1656
Age 40
Newport, Rhode Island