George Gardiner, Jr.

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About George Gardiner, Jr.

George Gardner originally married Sarra/Sarah Slaughter. She died at sea with two of their three sons, none of which were George. After she died, George then lived with Herodias Long HIcks. It was either a common law marriage OR a Quaker marriage, that part is undefined. They had six or seven kids together. George Gardner and Herodias Long Hicks parted ways so Herodias could marry a "wealthy land owner." George Gardner then went on to marry Ludia Ballon and they had six or seven more children.

No documentation could be found stating whether Herodias Long Hicks or Ludia Ballon was George's mother. (born 1650)

§ 4. GEORGE GARDINER, 2 (George, 1), was born about, and probably before, 1650. He took the oath of allegiance May 19, 1671, when he must have been twenty-one years of age. He died in 1724. His name is on the list of those inhabitants of Narragansett who, in 1679, petitioned the King.

He married, February 17, 1670, Tabitha Tefft, a daughter of John and Mary. She was born in 1652 or 1653 and died in or after 1722.

Children Of George And Tabitha (Tefft) Gardiner

  1. 27. Joseph Gardiner, was born about 1671 or 1672, and married Hannah Briggs.
  2. 28. Nicholas Gardiner, was born about 1673, and died in 1746. He married Mary Northup (Littlefield?), a daughter of Stephen and Mary.
  3. 29. Samuel Gardiner, was born about 1675, and married Ann Briggs, a daughter of Thomas and Martha.
  4. 30. Robert Gardiner, was born about 1677, and married, June 14, 1716, Lydia Littlefield, of New Shoreham.
  5. 31. John Gardiner, was born about 1679, and married, about 1717, Mary Rathbone, of New Shoreham, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Moshier). She was born March 6, 1697.
  6. 32. George Gardiner, (somewhere called eldest son), died previously to 1716 (1718?). He married and had a daughter Elizabeth, born May 10, 1708, who possibly married John Bentley."
  7. 33. Hannah Gardiner, was born about 1680. She married, Jan. 1, 1701, Josiah Westcott. She married, second, Thomas Burlingame, and died in April, 1756.
  8. 34. Tabitha Gardiner, was born Feb. 2, 1687, and died in 1760. She married Nathaniel Niles.
  9. 35. Joanna Gardiner, married Daniel Hill about 1710.
  10. 35a. Lydia married John Douglas.

Note. - There is no way at the present day to determine the order in which the above children were born. Possibly Robert and John were the youngest children,judging by the dates of their marriages. George was the eldest, and died about 1708. See gift of money to his daughter, in his father's will.

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George Gardiner, Jr.'s Timeline

1647
1647
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
1670
February 17, 1670
Age 23
Newport, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1671
1671
Age 24
1671
Age 24
South Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
1674
1674
Age 27
1677
1677
Age 30
Westerly, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1677
Age 30
So. Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island
1678
1678
Age 31
South Kingstown, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1680
1680
Age 33
Warwick, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1681
1681
Age 34
RI