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Nicholas Easton, Governor

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lymington, Herts County, England
Death: Died in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Place of Burial: Coddington Cemetery, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Easton; John Easton; Elizabeth Easton and Elizabeth
Husband of Patience Strachey; Mary Kent; Mary Easton; Ann Easton and Christiana Easton / Cooper
Father of John Easton; Peter Easton, Sr. and Gov. John Easton
Brother of John Easton; Annis Easton and Edmonde Easton

Occupation: Tanner, Governor
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About Nicholas Easton, Governor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Easton

In March 1634, Easton and his 2 surviving sons (Peter and John) boarded the "Mary & John" at Southampton for passage to New England. -------------------- from The Howland Heirs By William Morrell Emery:

Governor Nicholas Easton of Rhode Island, whose family name is perpetuated in Easton's Beach at Newport. Mr. Easton, who was born in 1593, came to America from Lymington, Herts County, England, sailing in 1634 on the Mary & John with his sons Peter and John (and as well with James Barker, who died on the voyage, putting his son James in the care of a Christiana who married this Nicholas). After residing in Ipswich and Newbury, Mass., and Hampton, N. H., he was in 1638 banished from Massachusetts as a follower of Anne Hutchinson, "prophetess of doleful heresies," migrating to Portsmouth and subsequently to Newport. It is recorded that in December, 1639, he was fined five shillings for coming to public meeting without his weapon. He owned about four hundred acres of land. For five years he was assistant, for three years president, then deputy governor, and for three years, 1672-74, was governor of the colony. He died in 1675.

Christiana nee Barker and sister of James (she was also widow Beecher, her second husband Capt Thomas Beecher) had Nicholas Easton as her third husband.

Visited by George Fox:

After Friends were gone to their several habitations, we stayed some days upon the island; had meetings in several parts thereof, and good service for the Lord. When we were clear of the island, we returned to Oyster Bay, waiting for a wind to carry us to Rhode Island, which was computed to be about two hundred miles. As soon as the wind served, we set sail. We arrived there on the thirtieth day of the Third month, and were gladly received by Friends. We went to the house of Nicholas Easton, who at that time was governor of the island; where we rested, being very weary with travelling.

Who knows:

Spouse: Patience Stacy Marriage: 1618

Spouse: Christian Beecher Marriage: 1638

Spouse: Ann Clayton Marriage: 1671

-------------------- 1634, March 25- Nicholas with sons Peter and John boarded the ship "Mary and John" at Southampton, England, bound for New England. This and other events were recorded by son Peter Easton in a journel.

1634, March 26- Nicholas took the oath of supremacy and allegiance just before sailing.

1634, May 14- Nicholas with his two sons, Peter and John, came ashore in New England.

Nicholas first settled in Ipswich, MA, but moved on to Newbury, MA in 1635. In 1638, he with his sons moved to Hampton, NH for a short time.

1638- Portsmouth, RI. He was among the inhabitants admitted to Adquidneck this year.

1639, April 28- He and eight others signed a compact preparatory to the settlement of Newport, RI.

1639, May 1- Nicholas and sons arrived in Newport, RI and built the first English building there. This house was on Farewell Street, near Broad Street, and burned in 1641.

1639, December 17- Fined 5 shillings for coming to a public meeting without his weapon.

1650, 1651, and 1654- President of the Colony.

1666-71: Deputy Governor.

1672-74: Governor.

Nicholas and family became early members of the Newport Quakers in 1657 or 1658. Meetings were held in private homes, including that of the Eastons, until a meeting house was built. Nicholas gave a house, built near his first one, to the Quakers upon his death in 1675.

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http://www.drwilliams.org/genealogy/14441.htm

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1634, March 25- Nicholas with sons Peter and John boarded the ship "Mary and John" at Southampton, England, bound for New England. This and other events were recorded by son Peter Easton in a journel.

1634, March 26- Nicholas took the oath of supremacy and allegiance just before sailing.

1634, May 14- Nicholas with his two sons, Peter and John, came ashore in New England.

Nicholas first settled in Ipswich, MA, but moved on to Newbury, MA in 1635. In 1638, he with his sons moved to Hampton, NH for a short time.

1638- Portsmouth, RI. He was among the inhabitants admitted to Adquidneck this year.

1639, April 28- He and eight others signed a compact preparatory to the settlement of Newport, RI.

1639, May 1- Nicholas and sons arrived in Newport, RI and built the first English building there. This house was on Farewell Street, near Broad Street, and burned in 1641.

1639, December 17- Fined 5 shillings for coming to a public meeting without his weapon.

1650, 1651, and 1654- President of the Colony.

1666-71: Deputy Governor.

1672-74: Governor.

Nicholas and family became early members of the Newport Quakers in 1657 or 1658. Meetings were held in private homes, including that of the Eastons, until a meeting house was built. Nicholas gave a house, built near his first one, to the Quakers upon his death in 1675. -------------------- 1634, March 25- Nicholas with sons Peter and John boarded the ship "Mary and John" at Southampton, England, bound for New England. This and other events were recorded by son Peter Easton in a journel.

1634, March 26- Nicholas took the oath of supremacy and allegiance just before sailing.

1634, May 14- Nicholas with his two sons, Peter and John, came ashore in New England.

Nicholas first settled in Ipswich, MA, but moved on to Newbury, MA in 1635. In 1638, he with his sons moved to Hampton, NH for a short time.

1638- Portsmouth, RI. He was among the inhabitants admitted to Adquidneck this year.

1639, April 28- He and eight others signed a compact preparatory to the settlement of Newport, RI.

1639, May 1- Nicholas and sons arrived in Newport, RI and built the first English building there. This house was on Farewell Street, near Broad Street, and burned in 1641.

1639, December 17- Fined 5 shillings for coming to a public meeting without his weapon.

1650, 1651, and 1654- President of the Colony.

1666-71: Deputy Governor.

1672-74: Governor.

Nicholas and family became early members of the Newport Quakers in 1657 or 1658. Meetings were held in private homes, including that of the Eastons, until a meeting house was built. Nicholas gave a house, built near his first one, to the Quakers upon his death in 1675.

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Gov. Nicholas Easton's Timeline

1593
1593
Lymington, Herts County, England
1593
Lymington, Hampshire, England
1621
1621
Age 28
England
1622
December 15, 1622
Age 29
Lymington, Herts County, England
1624
December 19, 1624
Age 31
Romsey, Hampshire, England
December 1624
Age 31
1634
March 1634
- 1634
Age 41

Easton and his 2 surviving sons boarded the "Mary & John" at Southampton for passage to New England

March 25, 1634
Age 41
Southampton, England
May 14, 1634
Age 41
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
1638
1638
Age 45