Nicholas Cottrell, II (c.1648 - 1715) MP

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3. NICHOLAS2 COTTRELL (NICHOLAS1) (Source: "Ancestors and Descendants of the Reverend Henry Clark and his wife Catherine Pendleton of Madison Co NY..) was born 1648, and died December 1715. (BIRTH: ABT 1635, or near,Westerly,Rhode Island DEATH: DEC 1715, Westerly,Washington Co.,Rhode Island http://www.gendex.com/users/cfa1996/new_eng/d0020/g0000060.html#I11405 REFN: 1512)

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Settled in Westerly Rhode Island on land given him by his father. Sometime between May 18 and Oct 28 1668 was admitted a freeman at Westerly Rhode Island. He was a soldier in the Narragansett War (also called King Phillips War) in 1675. (Record found in "Soldiers of the Narragansett War-King Phillips War" by Geo. M. Badge p. 443). He took the oath of allegiance on Sept 17 1679 and held a number of important offices evidencing his character as a citizen. Like his father he represented his town in the Colonial Assembly in 1670 (R.I. Colonial Records 1664 to 1667, pp. 292 & 351). Served as Deputy to the Colonial Assembly of R.I. from Westerly (R.I. Colonial Records 1678 to 1706, p. 310). He served a Constable, then an important office, and his name also appears as a Juryman, fenceviewer, and Councilman. On June 8 he bought 200 acres for 30 pounds from Philli and Mary Smith of Newport and on Oct. 2, 1711 he and 33 others bought 5300 acres of vacant land in Narragansett ordered sold by the Assembly.

Nicholas's unsigned will was probated on Jan. 11, 1716. The town council appointed his son Nicholas executor, leaving at his decease 5 children. To said Nicholas possession of land was given, and the movable estate to the five children equally. The inventory of this movable estate was as follows: 114 pounds (2 cows, 2 heifers, 2 two years, 5 yearlings, 4 calves, mare, 2 fat swine, 3 small swine, 33 sheep); money-10 pounds 5 shillings; 2 books, 4 shillings, warming pan, 15 loads of hay.

Although some sources list Ann Peabody as the wife of Jabez Cottrell, rather than his brother Nicholas, the New England Historic and Geneological Register Vol. CXVII April 1963 pp. 96-99 states that the will of John Peabody refers to his daughter and son in law Nicholas.

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Was admitted a freeman at Westerly Oct. 28, 1668 and served in the Narragansett war of 1675. He was Constable, Fenceviewer, Deputy Councilman and Juryman. He married ___________, and died in Westerly in Dec, 1715. He left a will, not signed, which the court refused to probate, and the records also state that there were five children.

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Nicholas Cottrell, II's Timeline

1648
1648
Westerly, Washington, RI
1664
1664
Age 16
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
1665
1665
Age 17
Westerly, Washington County, RI, USA
1689
1689
Age 41
Near, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
1690
1690
Age 42
Westerly, Kings, RI, USA
1715
December, 1715
Age 67
Westerly, Washington, RI
December, 1715
Age 67
1933
February 13, 1933
Age 67
1936
October 10, 1936
Age 67
1998
June 6, 1998
Age 67