Nicholas Whitford (1670 - 1748) MP

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Birthplace: East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
Death: Died in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
Managed by: Robert Soltis
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About Nicholas Whitford

From: http://www.thesorensens.net/family_tree.html

Individual Note: It is believed that Nicholas lived in Portsmouth, West Greenwich, and North Kingstown, RI. He was reportedly a weaver by occupation. His name is found in several legal documents:

On 13 March 1683 he received a legacy of a loom from Orpheus Pomeroy of Portsmouth.

On 21 January 1697 he bought land in East Greenwich from David Shippee for 6 pounds.

On 29 November 1703 he sold a house and 30 acres of land in East Greenwich to William Underwood for 15 pounds (witnessed by John and Elizabeth Pearse and John Heath, Vol. 3 p. 96).

On 3 February 1709/10 he was granted a "quarter right" in the vacant lands of Narragansett, apportioned by the 13 original proprietors as per Act of the RI Assembly (Narra. Hist. Reg., Vol.3, p. 3); this land comprised the present town of West Greenwich.

On 14 August 1721 he and his wife, Mary, mortgaged 25 1/2 acres and a house, for 30 pounds.

On 12 March 1733 he deeded his son Pasco 20 acres.

On 7 November 1733 the mortgage of 1721 was discharged.

In his will, dated 3 December 1743, proved 28 March 1748 W. G., Nicholas mentions:

his eldest son, Pasco, second son Robert, son David, youngest son Ezekiel, eldest daughter Catherine Peckham, and daughters Dinah Weaver, Mary Greene, Ruth Summers, grandsons Jonathan Hill and Thomas Jackwaise, and great-grandson Henry Jackwaise son of granddaughter Elizabeth Jackwaise.

(for additional info see Carl Stone's notes [Dutton family] at Rootsweb's Worldconnect)

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Nicholas Whitford's Timeline

1670
1670
East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island
1685
1685
Age 15
East Greenwich, Kent, RI
1700
1700
Age 30
North Kingstown, RI, USA
1705
1705
Age 35
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
1707
1707
Age 37
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
1708
1708
Age 38
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
1710
1710
Age 40
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
1711
June 17, 1711
Age 41
North Kingstown, RI, USA
1713
1713
Age 43
North Kingstown, RI, USA
1713
Age 43
Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA