Capt. John Gardner, of Nantucket

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John Gardner

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nantucket, Nantucket , Massachusetts
Death: Died in Nantucket, Nantucket , Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Old Nantucket, Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Gardner, Gov of Cape Ann Colony and 1st wife of Thomas Gardner
Husband of Priscilla Grafton
Father of John Gardner, Jr.; Joseph Gardner; Priscilla Arthur; Rachel Brown; George Gardner and 7 others
Brother of Lieut. Thomas Gardner, of Roxbury; Peter Gardner, of Boston; George Gardner of Salem; Richard Gardner, Sr., of Nantucket; Samuel Gardner, of Salem and 3 others
Half brother of Sarah Balch; Seth Gardner and Grafton Gardner

Occupation: Tradesman
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About Capt. John Gardner, of Nantucket

John Gardner and Tristram Coffin were key figures in Nantucket's early governance. Coffin represented the "full-share" men, or original founders of Nantucket, while Gardner was one of a group of tradesmen who came to work on the island but received only half-shares. Bitter debates between the full-share and half-share parties raged on Nantucket about land rights, who could hold public office, and the future directions for the island. A tentative compromise between the two factions was reached in 1678, but it was not until Coffin's death in 1681 and the eventual marriage of his grandson into the Gardner family that a full resolution of this conflict occurred.

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CAPT. JOHN2 GARDNER, S00 (THOMAS1) was born abt. 1625, in England?, "1st of Nantucket" (Src: Nantucket VR, Gardner Memorial), and d. May 06, 1706, Nantucket, Nantucket MA, a. 82 (Src: Nantucket VR, Gardner Memorial). He m. PRISCILLA GRAFTON February 20, 1653-4, Nantucket, MA (Src: Nantucket VR). She was d. Joseph Grafton (Src: Gardner Memorial), and d. 1717 (Src: Gardner Memorial). 11 children: John, Joseph, Priscilla, Benjamin, George, Rachel, Benjamin (again), Anne, Nathaniel, Mary, Mehitable, Ruth.

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Capt. John Gardner, of Nantucket's Timeline

1625
1625
Nantucket, Nantucket , Massachusetts
1653
February 20, 1653
Age 28
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
February 20, 1653
Age 28
Salem, MA
1655
July 8, 1655
Age 30
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1656
November 6, 1656
Age 31
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1658
February 3, 1658
Age 33
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1661
August 3, 1661
Age 36
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1663
1663
Age 38
Nantucket Township, Nantucket, Massachusetts
1664
May 17, 1664
Age 39
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
May 17, 1664
Age 39
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States