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Jeffrey Champlin, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Biddeford, Devon, England
Death: Died in Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Champlin
Husband of Eulalia Ulalia Champlin and ? Champlin
Father of Jeffrey Champlin; William Champlin and Christopher Champlin

Occupation: Shoemaker
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About Jeffrey Champlin, Sr.

1638- Amoung the first settlers of Portsmouth, RI

1639- One of the original settlers of Newport, RI.

1661- Moved to Westerly, RI and was one of the first settlers. The Champlin family resided in the Westerly/Hopkinton, RI area for eight generations.

1681-86: He was the Deputy to the General Assembly from Westerly, RI.

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Per 'Colonial Families...' Geoffrey Champlin settled in Aquidneck, now Rhode Island in 1638; he settled first at Pocasset (Portsmouth) on the north end of the Island, but removed the next year to Newport, at the south end; was admitted as an inhabitant of the Island, 24th November, 1638; and a Freeman, 14th Sept 1640; in 1661 he removed with many others, to Misquamacut, (Westerly) in the Narragansett country, but returned to Newport in 1675, during King Phillip's War and probably died there; married probably in Newport prior to 1650, but his wife's name has not been preserved.

From Jim Hughes comes the note: "In 1661, Jeffrey migrated to the region of Misquamicut along the Pawcatuck River (in the western part of what is modern day Rhode Island) with another group of dissatisfied settlers comprising 24 other families. there, they founded the town of Westerly -- Jeffrey signing a document which purchased Misquamicut from Chief Socoa in 1661. About 75 people signed this document, but only a few actually removed to what was to become Westerly. He took the Oath of Allegiance to Rhode Island on May 17, 1671, and three days later he was fined 20 shillings for refusing jury duty."

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1638- Amoung the first settlers of Portsmouth, RI

1639- One of the original settlers of Newport, RI.

1661- Moved to Westerly, RI and was one of the first settlers. The Champlin family resided in the Westerly/Hopkinton, RI area for eight generations.

1681-86: He was the Deputy to the General Assembly from Westerly, RI. -------------------- Index | Descendancy | Register | Add Post-em

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•ID: I10307

•Name: Geoffrey CHAMPLIN

•Given Name: Geoffrey

•Surname: Champlin 1

•Sex: M

•Change Date: 25 MAR 2007

•Birth: ABT 1618 in Biddeford, Devonshire, England

•Death: BEF 06 DEC 1695 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island

•Note: At Newport, Jeffrey engaged in the buying and selling of property and was thought to have become a cordwainer. A cordwainer was a leather worker who made use of cordovan leather to design and make custom made shoes. This was considered to be a pre-eminent profession in those days. marriage or the certain identity of his wife - although it is believed that her name was Ulalia Garde. It is believed by some that Jeffrey may have been married twice. He probably would have married first in England as there is no record of his marrying in Rhode Island and he would NOThave been granted land at Newport in 1640 if he wasn't married. Moderator of the Westerly Town Meetings from 1680-1684. He was Deputy in the Rhode Island Assembly from 1681-1686. In 1685 he was assigned to survey highways. HARTFORD TIMES, Book 12, #8455.

Marriage 1 Charlotte GARDE b: 1626 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island

•Married: ABT 1652 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Children

1. Jeffery CHAMPLIN b: 1652 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island

2. William CHAMPLIN Sr. b: 1654 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island

3. Christopher CHAMPLIN b: 1656 in Newport, Newport Co., Rhode Island

Sources:

1.Title: The History of Montville, Formerly, The North Parish of New London from 1640 to 1896

Author: Henry A. Baker

Publication: Press of Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co., Hartford, CT, 1896

-------------------- The name Champlin is French: topographic name denoting someone who lived by a flat field, from champ "field(see Champ) + plaine "level". Jeffrey immigrated to America sometime in the mid 1600's settling in Rhode Island. That is where the Champlin family stated in America.

Jeffrey Immigrated to America about 1638 at age 15 years. Residence, March 20th, 1638 at 18 years was Rhode Island where he was admitted as an inhabitant of the Island. 1639 residence at age 19 was Newport, Newport, R. I.1640,September,14th he was admitted a freeman 1649 he married Ulalia Gardein in England at age 29 then in probably Newport at age 30 in 1650 again. 1661 to 1669 he lived in

Newport, R. I. At age 55 in Newport, Newpot, R.I.. In 1680 to 1684 he served as public service in Westerly, Rhode Island, at age 60 was member of Town Council. Between1680 +1686 he was moderator of the Town Meeting at age 60. Between 1681 +1686 he was Deputy of Westerly. Also 1684-1686 Representative To The General Assembly of Rhode Island at 64 years. his first name also found as spelled Geoffrey, Jefrey, and Godfrey.

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Jeffrey Champlin, Sr.'s Timeline

1618
1618
Devon, England
1649
1649
Age 31
UK
1652
1652
Age 34
Newport Twp., Newport County, Rhode Island
1654
October 25, 1654
Age 36
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
1656
September 26, 1656
Age 38
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1695
December 6, 1695
Age 77
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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