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Nathaniel Dickens

Birthplace: Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Death: Died in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Dickens and Joan Dickens
Husband of Sarah UNKNOWN and Joan Dodge
Father of Roger Dickens; John Dickens; Mary Rathbone; Dorcas Dodge; Thomas Dickens and 1 other
Brother of John Dickens and Thomas Dickens

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"the Nathaniel Dickens, baptised at Chesham in Buckinghamshire 1 Feb 1614/15, son of Thomas and Joan Dickens, or perhaps the son of Thomas and Alice Dickens, also of Chesham. The first mention of Nathaniel in his new home was in a deed given by William Wickenden of Providence, dated 21 Sep 16p46, in which reference is made to "land which Nathaniel Dickens now possesseth". In Jun 1648 is mention of his share of meadow and 60 acres of upland. In Jun 1649, he served on a jury at Providence, and 4 Dec 1649/50, he sold to Arthur Fenner 6 acres on Seekonk River. On 12 Aug 1650, he sold to Ralph Earle of Portsmouth, RI, all his lands in Providence, and removed to Newport. On 28 Jan 1655, Marmaduke Ward of Newport conveyed a lot in that town to Nathaniel Dickens, and on that same day, Nathaniel bought a house there of James Richardson. While he was obviously at this time in Newport, he likely retained some interest in Providence, as he occurs in the list of Rhode Island freeman of Providence in that year. He served as town treasurer at Newport in 1659/60, and in Sep 1661 appears among the early purchasers at Misquamacut (Westerly). About 1679, he removed to Block Island, and on 7 May 1679 he exchanged his house and land in Newport for a large tract of land in the southwestern part of Block Island. He evidently married three times, first, in 1648, to the widow Joan Tiler, by whom he evidently had no issue. He secondly married a woman whose name is not known, by whom he had Dorcas (m. Tristram Dodge), Mary (m. Thomas Rathbone), Thomas (m. Sarah), and Mercy (m. Gregory Mark). By his third wife, Sarah, whom he married about 1680 he had Roger, who probably died unmarried, and John, who m. Hannah Ball."


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Nathaniel Dickens's Timeline

February 1, 1614
Chesham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Age 49
New Shoreham, Block Island, Colony of Rhode Island
Age 49
Block Island, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Age 53
Of New Shoreham,Newport,RI
Age 55
New Shoreham, Block Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 58
Age 61
October 18, 1692
Age 78
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Age 77
New Shoreham, Newport, Rhode Island, United States