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Birthplace: South Kilworth, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, RI, USA
Occupation: Elected Governor in 1690 RI but refused to serve.
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About Christopher Almy

Christopher Almy

  • Birth: 1632 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • Parents: Father: William Almy b: ABT 1600, Audry Barlowe
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Cornell
  • Death: 30 JAN 1712/13 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Married

  1. to Elizabeth Cornell b: 15 JAN 1636/37 in Saffron Walden, Essex Co., England Married: 9 JUL 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Children

  • 1. Has Children Sarah Almy b: 17 APR 1662 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 1. Has Children Elizabeth Almy b: 29 SEP 1663 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 2. Has Children William Almy b: 27 OCT 1665 in Tiverton, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 3. Has Children Ann Almy b: 29 NOV 1667 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 4. Has Children Christopher Almy b: 26 DEC 1669 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 5. Has Children Rebecca Almy b: 26 JAN 1670/71 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 6. Has No Children John Almy b: APR 1673 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 7. Has Children Job Almy b: 10 OCT 1675 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island
  • 8. Has No Children Child Almy b: 1676 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island

According to L.H. Almy,

Christopher owned farms and ships. He sailed to New Jersey on various occasions and may have been engaged in the "sugar, rum and slave" trade. He seems to have been somewhat ruthless in his business dealings as evidenced by his treatment of his relatives when he attempted to seize possession of his deceased brother Job's patrimony. His parents were aware of his grasping disposition and were inclined to favor his brother Job. However, Christopher's ability in governmental affairs was highly respected as he in later years was what might be called a colonial senator and was sent to England by the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation in 1693 to present the grievances of the colony to the Crown.[3]

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  1. ID: I08853
  2. Name: *Christopher ALMY
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: ABT 1632 in South Kilworth, Leicestershire, England 1
  5. Death: 30 JAN 1714 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI 1
  6. Will: 4 SEP 1708 2
  7. Immigration: 1635 "Abigail" 3
  8. Event: Codicil 17 SEP 1711 2
  9. Event: Proved 9 FEB 1714 2
  10. Event: Freeman 1658 Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI 2
  11. Note:
   Freeman Portsmouth 1658.
   1667 bought land in Monmouth, NJ.
   Returned to RI 1678.
   1690 Deputy to General Court of Portsmouth, RI.
   Elected Governor 27 Feb 1690, but refused to serve.
   Will dated 4 Sept 1708, codicil dated 17 Sept 1711, proved 9 Feb 1713.
   (Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Allward, Allwood (see Alward) / Allyn (see Allen) / Almond (see Allmon) / Almy)
   ABIGAIL of London, Richard Hackwell, Master. She listed passengers for New England from June 4 until July 24, and sailed from Plymouth, as her last port of departure, about 1 August 1635, with two hundred and twenty persons aboard and many cattle. She arrived at Boston about October 8, infected with smallpox. Among those coming in this ship, were WILLIAM ALMY, 34, of South Kilworth, county Leicester, Mrs. Audrey Almy, 32, Agnes Almy, 8, Christopher Almy, 3.
   (The Planters of The Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, page 164)
   The will of William Almy dated February 28, 1676, was probated April 23, 1677. In this he disposes of considerable estate, and names his children as follows: Christopher; John; Job; Ann, wife of John Green, and "Catherine, wife of West;" also "to grandson, Bartholomew West, 20 pounds at the age of 21." He named his sons, Christopher and Job, executors.
   (Bullard and Allied Families, page 163)

Father: William ALMY b: ABT 1600 in Dunton-Bassett or South Kilworth, co. Leicester

Mother: Audrey BARLOWE b: ABT 1604 in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England

Marriage 1 *Elizabeth CORNELL b: 15 JAN 1637 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England

   * Married: 9 JUL 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI 2

Children

  1. Has No Children Sarah ALMY b: 17 APR 1662 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI
  2. Has No Children Elizabeth ALMY b: 29 SEP 1663 in Tiverton, Newport Co, RI
  3. Has Children *William ALMY b: 27 OCT 1665 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI
  4. Has No Children Ann ALMY b: 29 NOV 1667 in Monmouth Co, NJ
  5. Has No Children Christopher ALMY b: 26 DEC 1669 in Monmouth Co, NJ
  6. Has No Children Rebecca ALMY b: 26 JAN 1671 in Monmouth Co, NJ
  7. Has No Children John ALMY b: APR 1673 in Monmouth Co, NJ
  8. Has Children Job ALMY b: 10 OCT 1675 in Monmouth Co, NJ

Sources:

  1. Title: Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Allward, Allwood (see Alward) / Allyn (see Allen) / Almond (see Allmon) / Almy
     Page: 272
  2. Title: Genealogies of New Jersey Families, Volume II, Allward, Allwood (see Alward) / Allyn (see Allen) / Almond (see Allmon) / Almy
     Page: 273
  3. Title: The Planters of The Commonwealth in Massachusetts, 1620-1640
     Page: 165 

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William ALMY (ca 1600-1676/7) of Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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Clyde M. Senger,

Compiled Oct 1985, rev. Dec 1985

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Last update of coding November 2005

Comments, corrections and additions are welcomed and will be incorporated as time permits.

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.... William ALMY,, perhaps also known as ALMEY, ALMIE, and ALMOND only son (11) of Christopher ALMY,Christopher gentleman, of South Kilworth, England (4), born ca 1600 (4,8,11) or 1601 (2,3,5,12), Belinden Parish, County Kent, England (3) or Dunton Basset (4,8,11) or South Kilworth, Leicestershire England (4,11), died 1676/7 (1,2,5,12) or 28 Feb 1676 (3), Portsmouth RI (1,2,3,11), will dated 28 Feb 1676/7 proved 23 April 1677 (2,3,5,11,12) or 25 April (6),

... Notes: Said to have come to America with Winthrop (2,3,8,12) about 1629 (3) or 1630 (8) and settled with other Leicestershire men in 1631 at Saugus MA (4,11). Was also at Lynn, MA (1,2,3,12), came perhaps as early as 1631 (1,2,12) where his name appears on town records 14 June 1631 (3,5), and again 1 (5) or 31 (3) July 1634 (3,5) when he may have been in England (3). He went home and presented papers to the church 13 June 1635 (3) and returned again 1635 in the Abigail (1,2,3,4,5,8,9,11,12) with Capt. Robert Hackwell (3,12) with wife (1,2,3,5,9) and 2 children (1,3,5,9). Removed, probably to Sandwich 1637 (1,3,4,9) where he and nine others were given liberty 3 Apr 1637 (5,12) to look for a place to settle. He was granted land (2) amounting to eight and one half acres on 16 April 1640 (3,5) which was sold to Edmund FREEMAN 1642 (2,5,11,12) on 22 June 1642 (3,5,11,12) Was gone from Sandwich by 7 Dec. 1641 (5,11). He moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island (2,4,12), about 1641 (3,4) where he was granted land on 14 Nov. (5,11) 1644 (2,5,11,12) at the Wading River (3,5) and where he was freeman in 1655 (1,3,5,9,11,12). He sold eight acres of his holdings to Richard Bulgar 5 Jan 1656 (3,5). He was a member of the Society of Friends (2,12).

.... He married by license (11) 1626 Lutterworth Leics. England (4,8,10,11)

.... Audrey BARLOW (4,8) or BARLOWE (10,11), of Lutterworth, England (4,10,11), born ca 1602 (8,10,11) or 1603 (5), died after 1676 (5,10,11, and from will where she was mentioned)

... Children:

...i. Annis ALMY (1,4,10,11) Anne ALMY (2,4,8,10), Anna (11), or Ann ALMY (5,12), born ca 1627 (1,2,5), baptized 26 Feb 1626/7 South Kilworth (4,8,10,11), died 6 (2,8,10,11) or 17 (5,12) May 1709 (2,5,8,10,11,12) in 82nd year (2,5) or 62nd year? (8), married ca 1648 (8,10,11)

.......... John GREENE (1,2,11,12), son of John and Joan (TATTERSALL) (5,11). He became Deputy- Governor of Rhode Island (2,11). He born 1620 (5), baptized 15 Aug 1620 St Thomas Church Salisbury Wiltshire England (2,11), died 27 Nov 1708 (2,5,11)in 89th year (2), 11 children (11).

..ii. Christopher ALMY, born ca 1631 (11) or ca 1632 in England (1,3,12), died 30 (5,11) or 31 (3) Jan 1712/3 (3,5,11), married 9 July 1661 (3,5,10,11),

.......... Elizabeth CORNELL (3,5,10,11), dau of Thomas and Rebecca (5,10,11). She died 12 (4) or 30 (10) Jan 1712/3 (10) or 1714/5 in 72nd, 73rd or 78th year (4). He was freeman of Portsmouth 1658 (3,5) was in Shrewsbury, NJ 22 June 1676 (4) and bought property in 1667 (5) at Monmouth NJ (3,5) and on 5 March 1680 (5) at Pocasset (Tiverton) (3,5). Will dated 4 Sept 1708 with codicil dated 11 Sept, proved 9 Feb 1713 (5).

....... Children 9 (11) including :

.......... ....1. William ALMY,

............... 2. Job ALMY,

............... 3. Deborah ALMY who married

.................... John SLOCUM (3b).

..iii. John ALMY (1,11,12), died 1 Oct 1676 (11) or at least before 1676/7 in America (mentioned as dead in fathers will) (5,11), perhaps Plymouth 1643, married

.......... Mary COLE, dau of James (1,11) and Mary (11), removed to Portsmouth, RI, was a captain in Philip's war 1675 and died 1676 (1). She married second in 1677

.......... John POCOCKE (11).

..iv. Job ALMY (1,6,11,12), of Warwick and Portsmouth (11), with title of Colonel (10), born 1601 (sic) (10), died 1684 (1,10,11), married

.......... Mary UNTHANK, dau of Christopher and Susan (10,11), who married second

.......... Thomas TOWNSEND and died after 1724 (10,11).

........... Children 11 (11) including:

..............1. William ALMY,

..............2. Christopher ALMY,

..............3. Audrey ALMY,

..............4. Deborah ALMY,

..............5. Catharine ALMY, and

..............6. Mary ALMY, all perhaps minors on his death in 1684 (1)

...v. Catharine ALMY (1,11,12), married

.......... Bartholomew WEST (10,11) or WEST (1,10,11,12), son of Matthew WEST (10,11), died before 1703 (10,11), had

.......... Children 4 (11) including :

..............1. Bartholomew WEST before 1677 (3,5,6) and

..............2. Anne WEST who married

.................... William WOOLEY (3b)

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  • ****** FIRST GENERATION ANCESTORS*******

.... Christopher ALMEY (4,8,10,11), son of Thomas ALMEY and Joan WALES,

died (8) or interred (10) 4 Oct 1624 (8,10,11), interred South Kilworth (8,10,11), married first,

.... _____ CLARKE, of Lutterworth, England (8,10,11). He married second by license

..... Anne GREENE or Annie GREENE, widow of Hurley, co. Warwick, England (8,10,11) who died (8) or was interred (10) 5 March 1622/3 (8,10,11) at South Kilworth (10,11), will dated 11 Apr 1621, proved 18 May 1626 by son Henry GREENE (11).

... Children by 1st wife :

...*.i.William ALMEY (8,11), only son born ca 1600 (11) and

....?. Mary ALMEY (8,11), unmarried 2 Oct 1624 (8,11), perhaps the one who married at Ashby Parva, co., Leicester, 30 Oct 1627

.......... Samuel JEPHCOTE (11).

... Child by first wife (11) or second wife (10)

..?. Joan ALMEY (will 11) or Katharine ALMEY (marriage license 11), married 1618

.......... John PAULE (10,11), of Ashby Parve, co. Leicester., a yeoman (11), with 3 children, William, Christopher, and Richard before Oct. 1624 (11).

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  • ****** SECOND GENERATION ANCESTORS*******

.... Thomas ALMEY (4,8,11), son of John ALMEYborn ca 1530 (10) or ca 1550 (8,11), married

.... Joan WALE, (8,10,11), dau of Thomas WALE (8,10,11) of Dunton-Bassett (10,11), interred Dunton-Bassett Leics. England, 31 Oct 1604 (8,10,11).

... Children 4:

..i. Thomas ALMEY (8,10,11) of Badby County Northampton (10,11).

...ii. William ALMEY (8,10,11), of Bitteswell, Co. Leicester (10,11).

..iii. John ALMEY (8,10,11), of Lutterworth (10,11).

..*.vi. Christopher ALMEY (8,11).

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  • ****** THIRD GENERATION ANCESTORS*******

.... John ALMEY (4,8,10,11), Lived in Dunton-Bassett, nine miles south of Leicester and four miles north of Lutterworth (10), married

.... ______ REIGNOLDS (8,10,11)

... Child

..*.i. Thomas ALMEY

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  • *********** NUMBERED REFERENCES ************

..... () surround numbers for references that provide that information and in a few cases, notes by me. A ? before a reference number indicates the data is not specifically provided but is very strongly suggested in some way. Non-published sources are not cited unless they provide data not found elsewhere. References not seen but listed as sources by other authors or on unpublished material are listed under those references. Photocopies of such sources would be welcomed. Photocopies of other sources (as they exist in my file) are available on request.

... 1. Savage, James. 1860-62 re 1977. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England. 4 Vol. Gen. Publ. Co. #BPL REF 929.3 S #LC? F7.S26 (p 45)

... 2. Clarke, Louise Brownell, comp. 1903. The Greenes of Rhode Island, with Historical Records of English Ancestry, 1534-1902. The Knickerbocher Press, NY. from records of George Sears Greene. #LC CS71.G8 1903 (p 59- 61)

... 3. Colonial Families in America. Vol 8, p 162-, (3b Vol 4, Vol 1, p 42 not seen but reported by Mrs. Lorraine White, RR #2, Box 2189, Lewiston, MT 59457 in 1984)

... 4. Additions and corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. in The American Genealogist 20, p 114-118, 223-235. (p 119-120)

... 5. Austin, John Osborne. 1887. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. J. Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY. #SPL R929 Au76 (p 236)

... 6. Will of William Almy from Portsmouth, R. I. Land Evidence "2nd Book No. 1" 1647-1696 as reported in Rhode Island Genealogical Register 2(3):164, Jan 1980.

... 7. Greene, Walter and Ella Greene. 1964. The Greene Family of St. Albans, Vermont. Together with the Origin And the History of the Greene Family in England and Rhode Island. Schenectady, NY. #SLC 929.273 G3gw #LC CS71.G8 1964 (not cited above, see #8)

... 8. Greene, Walter and Ella Greene. 1981. The Greene family history; An account of the ancestors and descendants of Nathan and Job Greene who pioneered the settlement of St. Albans, Vermont. Schenectady, NY. (see especially pp 35, 36, 41, 167. Many repeats of Austin, #5, not included above)

... 9. Whittemore, Henry. Genealogical guide to the early settlers of America. (p 10)

... 10. Johnson, Charles Owen. The genealogy of several allied families. Pelican Put. Co., New Orleans, LA. (141-144)

... 11. Chamberlain, George Walter. 1917. The English ancestry of William Almy of Portsmouth, R. I. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 71: 310-324.

... 12. Ellery, Harrison. 1884,1983. Ancestors of Hon. William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence. NHM 4:181-196 and Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, GPC 1983 (v 1 A-Sl, p 312 for ALMY)

Other possible references in the following:

American Ancestry IV p 189 (not seen)

Banks, Charles Edward. 1961. The planters of the commonwealth 1620- 1640. Gen. Pub. Co. (p 161-165 passengers on Abigail, not seen)

Empire State Society, S. A. R., Heroes of the revolution and their descendants. p 75 (not seen)

Albany NY. John Munsell's Sons. #SPL R929 Au76An

Mackenzie, George Norbury, ed. 1966. Colonial families of the United States of America. Gen. Publ. Co., Baltimore. (Vol 6 p 353-355, not seen)

Miller, Charles Kingsbury. 1897. Historic Families of America. Chicago. (p 14-15) (not seen)

Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts. (not seen)

Original lists of persons of quality from Great Britain to American plantations 1600-1700. (p 93 passengers of Abigail, not seen)

Spooner. Gen. I. p 403 (not seen)

Virkus, Frederick A. The (abridged) compendium of American genealogy first families of America. Gen. Publ. Co., Baltimore (Vol 1, p 965-966, 735, 241; Vol 2 p 61; Vol 3 p 380, 826; Vol 4 p 750; Vol 5 p 34; Vol 7 p 380, not seen)

Stillwell, John E. 1970. Historical and Genealogical Miscellany. (vol 4, p 35)

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Some recently received material (1990) (some repeat above)

Banks, Charles Edward. 1961, 1975. The planters of the commonwealth 1620- 1640. Gen. Pub. Co. (p 161-165 passengers on Abigail, photocopy pages 160-1, 164-5)

Banks, Charles Edward. 1957. (photocopy pages 90-91 Almy on 91) possibly an edition of:

Original lists of persons of quality from Great Britain to American plantations 1600-1700. (p 93 passengers of Abigail, not seen)

Crapo, Henry Howland. 1912. Certain Comeoverers. Vol I. New Bedford, MA. (photocopy pages 269-279)

Cutter, William Richard. New England Families. Vol. 4. (photocopy of page 2017 for William Almy)

Hotten. Lists of Emigrants to America 1600-1700. (photocopy pages 92-93)

Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts. (photocopy page 16)

Tepper, M. 1977. (title unknown, page headings "Passengers to America" and Founders of New England"). (photocopy of pages 30-31 Wm. Almond on page 30)

from Charles Grimmett in 1987

Almy, Lloyd Huber. 1956. Henry Augustus Almy, His Descendants and Lineage from the Immigrant William Almy. Grafton, Pittsburgh PA. (photocopy of pages 1-5 from CS 71 A452 1956 Sutro Library)

Mackenzie, George Norbury, ed. 1966. Colonial families of the United States of America. Gen. Publ. Co., Baltimore. (Vol 6 p 353-355 (photocopy on Charles K. Miller))

Miller, Charles Kingsbury. 1897. Historic Families of America. William Almy of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, 1630. Joris Janssen De Rapalje, of Fort Orange (Albany), New Amsterdam and Brooklyn, 1623. (photocopy of pages 8-23 on Almy family from copy at California State Library)

Moriarity, G. Andrews. 1924. Genealogical Gleanings in England. IV. Almy. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 78:391-395+, Oct. 1924

Stillwell, John E. 1970. Historical and Genealogical Miscellany. (vol 4, p 35) (photocopy pages 34-35 about Lewis Morris and mentioning William Almy)

Virkus, Frederick A. The (abridged) compendium of American genealogy first families of America. Gen. Publ. Co., Baltimore (Vol 1, p 965-966, 735 (photocopy), 241; Vol 2 p 61; Vol 3 p 380, 826; Vol 4 p 750; Vol 5 p 34; Vol 7 p 380 (photocopy), p 826 (photocopy))

from William M. Smith in 1989

... Child, Hamilton. 1871. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Washington County, N. Y. for 1871. (photocopy of 150-151 Cambridge, pages 196-197 Greenwich, and pages 202-203 Greenwich Village with Almy names)

from Ralph Allen Cangson, 1985

1984., July. William Gifford of Sandwich, Mass. (photocopies 204-209)

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Christopher ALMY [Parents] was born 1632 in South Kilworh, Leicester, ENG. He died 30 Jan 1713 in Portsmouth, , RI. He was sealed to his parents on 22 May 1950 in the Logan temple. Christopher was baptized 13 Jan 1934. He was endowed 4 May 1934. Christopher married Elizabeth CORNELL on 9 Jul 1661 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI. They were sealed 21 Oct 1977 in the ifall temple.

Children:

i SARAH3, b. 17 Apr 1662; d. bf 1708; m.(1) RICHARD CADMAN, son of William and Elizabeth Cadman; m.(2) JONATHAN MERIHEW. Children: (Cadman) 1. William; 2. Christopher, b. 1686; 3. Elizabeth; 4. Rebecca; (Merihew) 5. John, b. 4 Mar 1695; 6. Thomas, b. 1 Mar 1697; 7. Timothy, b. 11 Aug 1702; and 8. Elias, b. 6 Sep 1704.

ii ELIZABETH, b. Portsmouth, 29 Sep 1663; d. after 1712; m.(1) JOHN MORRIS of Passage Point, NJ, killed by a slave 1695; m.(2) JOHN LEONARD, d. 1711 or 1712, son of Samuel and Sarah (Brooks) Leonard. Children: (Leonard) 1. John; 2. Henry; 3. Samuel; 4. Christopher; 5. Sarah; and 6. Ann.

4 iii WILLIAM, b. 27 Oct 1665; m.(1) DEBORAH COOK; m.(2) HOPE BORDEN.

iv ANN, b. prob. Portsmouth, 29 Nov 1667; m.(1) Portsmouth, RI, RICHARD DURFEE, b. Portsmouth; d. Portsmouth, 1700; son of Thomas and Deliverance (Tripp) Durfee. She m.(2) BENJAMIN JEFFERSON. Children: (Durfee) 1. Richard; 2. Mary; 3. Thomas; 4. Ann; (Jefferson) 5. Hope; and 6. Amey.

5 v CHRISTOPHER, b. Monmouth, NJ, 26 Dec 1669; m.(1) Dartmouth, MA, 16 Apr 1690, JOANNA SLOCUM, b. Dartmouth, 9 Aug 1672, dau of Giles and Anne (Lawton) Slocum; m.(2) MARY (PALMER) BRYER.

vi REBECCA, b. Monmouth, NJ, 26 Jan 1671; d. bf 1708; m. Oyster Bay, Nassau County, NY, 28 Apr 1692, JOHN TOWNSEND, son of Thomas Townsend. Children: 1. Thomas b. 16 Oct 1693; 2. Silvanus b. 9 Apr 1696; 3. Sarah b. 9 Apr 1698; and 4. Philena b. 13 Nov 1699.

vii JOHN, b. Monmouth, NJ, Apr 1673; d. 1673, age 5 weeks.

6 viii JOB, b. Monmouth, NJ, 10 Oct 1675; d. 2 Dec 1743; m.(1) Portsmouth, 16 Mar 1696, ANN LAWTON, b. 25 Apr 1678; d. 12 Feb 1739; dau of Isaac and Wlizabeth (Tallman) Lawton. He m.(2) Narragansett, RI, 3 Sep 1740, ABIGAIL REMINGTON GARDINER, b. 1681; d. 6 Mar 1763; widow of William Gardiner, Jr., dau of John and Abigail (Richmond) Remington..

ix CHILD, possibly Catherine, b. Monmouth, NJ, 1676; d. young.

In 1658, Christopher was made a freeman of Portsmouth. In 1667 he was one of many who finalized the purchase of lands in Monmouth, NJ. He lived in Monmouth for awhile, but returned to RI to live by or before 1678.

On 5 Mar 1680, Christopher and seven others bought Pocasset (Tiverton) lands from the Governor. By this time Christopher had become a political leader in RI. He was highly esteemed by his townsmen and on 27 Feb 1690 he was elected Governor of RI, but he refused to serve for reasons satisfactory to the Assembly. However, in that year he did serve as assistant to the Governor. During this year he was also deputy to the General Assembly. In 1692 he was made captain of the militia. In 1693 he was appointed agent to England, and on 24 Aug 1693 he represented RI in a petition to Queen Mary. In October 1696, he was reimbursed for his expenses.

Christopher's will, proved 9 Feb 1713, names his wife, children, grandchildren, servants, as well as the Pocasset and New Jersey lands that he owned.

IGI has Ann's marriage to Richard Durfee recorded in Tiverton in 1685.

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Capt. Christopher Almy's Timeline

1632
January 30, 1632
South Kilworth, Lancaster, Lancashire, England
1649
August 10, 1649
Age 17
1651
November 6, 1651
Age 19
1654
February 7, 1654
Age 22
1658
October 7, 1658
Age 26
1659
February 8, 1659
Age 27
1661
July 9, 1661
Age 29
Portsmouth, Nwprt, RI
1662
March 19, 1662
Age 30
April 14, 1662
Age 30
Tiverton, Newport, RI
1663
September 29, 1663
Age 31
Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States