Arthur Fenner, Jr. (1619 - 1703) MP

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Birthplace: Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Occupation: Captain
Managed by: Col James Thomas Cerar (Sidebottom)
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About Arthur Fenner, Jr.

Baptized 17 Oct. 1619; Died 10 Oct 1703. Arthur, son of Arthur Fenner and Sarah Browne, was baptized at St. Bartholomew's in Horley, Surrey, England. He had been a Lieutenant in a troop of horses in Cromwell's army before coming to Providence on 27 Feb 1649. On March 10, he bought equal rights into the Providence Plantations for 30 shillings. He served as Constable for the town of Providence in 1651. and was Assistant to the Town Council in 1651, 1659, 1665-1668, 1672-1676, 1679-1686 and 1690. He also served as Commissioner to the General Court, Moderator,Treasurer, and Deputy, among other jobs. He reportedly received some of his land from Indian Chief Massasoit and held land in 4 counties. Arthur's home was dubbed "Fenner Castle" because of its large chimney and served as a garrison during Indian uprisings. There is an oil painting of Fenner Castle in the Historical Society of Providence, RI. King Phillip's warriors burned it to the ground in 1676; it was rebuilt the following year around the chimney, which survived the fire. It eventually collapsed from neglect in 1887. A second house which Arthur built for his son Thomas in 1677 still stands in Cranston, RI.

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Capt. Arthur Fenner, Jr.'s Timeline

1619
October 17, 1619
Horley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
October 17, 1619
Horley, Surrey, England
October 17, 1619
Horley, Surrey, England
1649
1649
Age 29
1650
1650
Age 30
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
1652
October 27, 1652
Age 33
Providence, Providence Plantation, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1655
1655
Age 35
Pawtuckett, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
1658
1658
Age 38
Pawtuckett, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
1660
1660
Age 40
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
1662
1662
Age 42
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States