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John Gorton

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Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in East Greenwich, Providence Plantations County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Gorton, 5th President Providence and Warwick and Mary Elizabeth Gorton
Husband of Margaret Gorton
Father of Mary Mascraft; Othniel Gorton; Alice Foster (Gordon); Samuel Gorton; John Gorton, Jr. and 7 others
Brother of Samuel Gorton, Jr.; Elizabeth Crandall; Sarah Mace; Elnathan Gorton; Mary Sanford and 5 others

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About John Gorton

John lived and died on a part of his father’s estate, which he inherited, located on the western edge of Gorton’s Pond, named in his honor. He was a mariner, and it is probable that his long absences account for the few references to him. In 1668 he purchased land including an orchard and buildings, and in 1677 was one of 48 people to receive from the colony a grant of 500 acres of land in East Greenwich for services in King Philip’s war.

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John Gorton's Timeline

1640
1640
Manchester, Lancashire, England
1646
1646
Age 6
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1648
1648
Age 8
1652
March 8, 1652
Age 12
Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, USA
1654
July 30, 1654
Age 14
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1660
1660
Age 20
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
1665
January 25, 1665
Age 25
Warwick, Kent, RI
1669
September 22, 1669
Age 29
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
1672
July 22, 1672
Age 32
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
1675
1675
Age 35
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States