Peter Easton, Sr. (1622 - 1694) MP

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Birthplace: Lymington, Herts County, England
Death: Died in Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Managed by: Brian Richard Jackson
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About Peter Easton, Sr.

1634, March 25- Nicholas Easton with sons Peter and John boarded the ship "Mary and John" at Southampton, England, bound for New England. This and other events were recorded by Peter Easton in a journel.

1634, March 26- Nicholas took the oath of supremacy and allegiance just before sailing.

1634, May 14- Nicholas with his two sons, Peter and John, came ashore in New England.

Nicholas first settled in Ipswich, MA, but moved on to Newbury, MA in 1635. In 1638, he with his sons moved to Hampton, NH for a short time.

1639, May 1- Nicholas and sons arrived in Newport, RI and built the first English building there. This house was on Farewell Street, near Broad Street, and burned in 1641.

1644- Sergeant.

1645- His record states that he came to live at the east end of the beach.

1655- Freeman.

1660-61: Commissioner.

1663- He records that they built the first wind mill this year.

1666, 1671-75, 1680-81: Deputy to the General Assembly.

1667- Assistant.

1672-77: General Treasurer of Rhode Island Colony.

1674-76: Attorney General.

1687- Overseer of the Poor.

Died 12 February 1693/4.

Nicholas and family became early members of the Newport Quakers in 1657 or 1658. Meetings were held in private homes, including that of the Eastons, until a meeting house was built.

Siblings: John born 1624 and Freelove died 1671.

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1634, March 25- Nicholas Easton with sons Peter and John boarded the ship "Mary and John" at Southampton, England, bound for New England. This and other events were recorded by Peter Easton in a journel.

1634, March 26- Nicholas took the oath of supremacy and allegiance just before sailing.

1634, May 14- Nicholas with his two sons, Peter and John, came ashore in New England.

Nicholas first settled in Ipswich, MA, but moved on to Newbury, MA in 1635. In 1638, he with his sons moved to Hampton, NH for a short time.

1639, May 1- Nicholas and sons arrived in Newport, RI and built the first English building there. This house was on Farewell Street, near Broad Street, and burned in 1641.

1644- Sergeant.

1645- His record states that he came to live at the east end of the beach.

1655- Freeman.

1660-61: Commissioner.

1663- He records that they built the first wind mill this year.

1666, 1671-75, 1680-81: Deputy to the General Assembly.

1667- Assistant.

1672-77: General Treasurer of Rhode Island Colony.

1674-76: Attorney General.

1687- Overseer of the Poor.

Died 12 February 1693/4.

Nicholas and family became early members of the Newport Quakers in 1657 or 1658. Meetings were held in private homes, including that of the Eastons, until a meeting house was built.

Siblings: John born 1624 and Freelove died 1671. -------------------- from The Howland Heirs By William Morrell Emery:

Peter Easton (1622-1694), was likewise prominent in colonial affairs, being for eight years deputy from Newport, six years general treasurer, and three years attorney general. He married Ann Coggeshall, and their daughter Mary, born Sept. 25, 1648, died Nov. 16, 1690, married Dec. 25, 1668, Weston Clarke -------------------- Peter Easton

Born: 1622

Died: 12 Jan 1694

Father: Gov. Nicholas Easton, b. 1593, Lymington, Herts, Wales , d. 15 Aug 1675, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Mother: Ann Clayton, b. 1595, d. date unknown

Marriage: 15 Nov 1643 Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Wife: Ann Coggeshall, b. 1622, Essex, England , d. 6 Mar 1689, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Children:

  1. Nicholas Easton, b. 12 Nov 1644, Newport, Rhode Island; d. 1 Feb 1677, Newport, Rhode Island
  2. John Easton, b. 6 Feb 1647, Newport, Rhode Island; d. 23 Apr 1739, Newport, Rhode Island
  3. Mary Easton, b. 25 Sep 1648, Newport, Rhode Island; d. 16 Nov 1690, Newport, Rhode Island
  4. Peter Easton, b. 1 Feb 1651, Newport, Rhode Island; d. 10 Sep 1653, Newport, Rhode Island
  5. Patience Easton, b. 11 Jan 1655, Newport, Rhode Island; d. 21 Nov 1692, Newport, Rhode Island
  6. Peter Easton, b. 11 Jan 1659, d. 17 Dec 1690
  7. Waite Easton, b. 5 Nov 1668, Newport, Rhode Island; d. 3 Aug 1725, Newport, Rhode Island

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Peter Easton, Sr.'s Timeline

1622
December 15, 1622
Lymington, Herts County, England
December 15, 1622
England
1643
November 15, 1643
Age 20
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island , United States
1644
November 12, 1644
Age 21
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1646
February 6, 1646
Age 23
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1655
January 11, 1655
Age 32
Newport, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island
1666
February 18, 1666
Age 43
Newport, RI, USA
1668
November 5, 1668
Age 45
Newport, Newport, RI
1693
February 12, 1693
Age 70
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
1694
February 12, 1694
Age 71
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA