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Richard Card

Also Known As: "Card"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Churston Ferrars, Devon, England
Death: Died in Newport, Aquidneck Island, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Place of Burial: RI, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Card and Christian Card
Husband of Mary Carder; Hannah Round and Rebecca Card
Father of Susanna Waterman; Mary Carder; Sarah Gorton; James Carder; Joseph Carder and 8 others
Brother of John Card

Occupation: Deputy Governor Rhode Island
Managed by: Andrew Vincent Martineau
Last Updated:
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Immediate Family

About Richard Card

The Cards had spent time in Block Island, which was then known as New Shoreham. Their fortunes seemed to be linked to the sea as well as farming. Cross referencing records some scholars believe they can relate the early Greenmans and Cards to some of the early ships of the Mass Bay Colony and to the communities of Watertown and Dorchester, Mass. USA. According to the Rhode Island Genealogical Register (Vol 3, No.3), the earliest Card in New Endland was Richard Card, who was born about 1620, possibly in Devon or Dorset in the southwest of England, where the name is found. He was the first mentioned in Newport on August 29, 1653 when he was a juryman. In 1655 he became a freeman of Newport. Richard was one of the original grantees of Coanicut Island (Jamestown) in 1656 and in June 1658 he served on a jury in Newport. Richard died before July1,1674 when Joesph Card was granted land next to that of Job Card, then in the possession of his mother. Richard married Rebecca. His widow married again in before November 20,1692 to George Hassell of Newport and Westerly. Little more is known of Richard because of the partial destruction of the early Newport records following the British occupation in the Revolutionary War.Richard and Rebecca possibly had daughters but their names are not known. -------------------- 1636c: Richard Carder arrived in Boston, Massachusetts from England. 1636, May 25: Richard Carder was made freeman at Boston, Massachusetts. 1637, November 20: As a follower of Reverend John Wheelwright and Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, he, with other Antinormans, was ordered to give up all guns, pistols, swords, powder, shot, etc., the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony declaring "the opinions and revelations of Mr. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson have seduced and led into dangerous errors many people here in New England." He fled to Rhode Island and was one of the eighteen original proprietors of Aquidneck, now the Island of Rhode Island, who settled at Portsmouth early in 1638. "Comstock-Thomas Ancestry of Richard Wilmot Comstock" by H. Minot Pitman, assisted by Jacob Lines Jacobus; pp. 344-345; Bronxville, New York; 1964 (929.2 C7391P ACPL)

1638c: Richard Carder was at Portsmouth, one of the 19 signers of the compact to incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick. "The American Ancestors and Descendants of Willard William and Cora Dunham Boyd" by Cora Dunham Boyd; p. 302; The Rembold Photo Company; St. Louis, Missouri; 1928 (HeritageQuest)

  • Among the old lists of proprietors or early inhabitants of the town, is one entitled, "A List of ye Draft of ye Last Devision Drawn May ye 21st, 1748." This list was subsequently copied by . . . John Warner, then clerk of the proprietors. It is given here in order to preserve the names of the inhabitants: Samuel Gorton, 39 . . . Richard Carder, 26; . . . John. Greene, Sen'r, 35; . . . Richard Waterman, 21; . . . James Greene, 23; . . . John Greene, Jr., 1; Robert Westcott, 42 . . . Edward Inman, 13; . . . "

"The History of Warwick, Rhode Island" by Oliver P, Fuller; pp. 91-3; Angell, Burlingame and Company, printers; Providence, Rhode Island; 1875 (HeritageQuest)

1641, March 16: He and three others were disenfranchised on account of disputes, but re admitted a year later. With Samuel Gorton and ten others he purchased from the Sachem, Miantonomi, a tract known as Shawomet, now Warwick, Rhode Island. "Comstock-Thomas Ancestry of Richard Wilmot Comstock" by H. Minot Pitman, assisted by Jacob Lines Jacobus; pp. 344-345; Bronxville, New York; 1964 (929.2 C7391P ACPL) (HeritageQuest)

1643, January 12: Richard Carder and ten others bought of Miantonomi, for 144 fathoms of wampum, a tract of land called Shawomet (Warwick). "The American Ancestors and Descendants of Willard William and Cora Dunham Boyd" by Cora Dunham Boyd; p. 302; The Rembold Photo Company; St. Louis, Missouri; 1928 (HeritageQuest)

1643, September 12: He and the others were notified to appear at the General Court at Boston to answer the complaint of the Indian Sachems, Pomham and Socconocco for "unjust and injurious dealing toward them." The settlers declined to obey the summons, declaring themselves legal subjects of the King of England and beyond the jurisdiction of the Bay Colony. Soldiers were sent who besieged the settlers in a fortified house. In a parley it was said that they "held blasphemous errors which they must now repent of" or go to Boston for trial. They refused but were soon captured and taken thence. 1643, November 3: They were sentenced, for heresy and sedition, to be confined. They were sent to prison in Roxbury. 1644, March: Richard Carder was released and banished from Warwick and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Rhode Island government had by then been formed and Carder returned there. 1655c: Richard Carder was made freeman of the Colony. "Comstock-Thomas Ancestry of Richard Wilmot Comstock" by H. Minot Pitman, assisted by Jacob Lines Jacobus; pp. 344-345; Bronxville, New York; 1964 (929.2 C7391P ACPL) (HeritageQuest)

1655c: Richard Carder was made freeman, again, at this date. "One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families" by John Osborne Austin; pp. 55-6; Printed at the Salem Press; Salem, Massachusetts; 1893 (HeritageQuest)

1659c: He was a Commissioner. 1660c: He was a Commissioner. 1663c: He was a Commissioner. 1664-5: He was a Deputy to the Rhode Island Assembly. 1666c: He declined election as an Assistant. "The American Ancestors and Descendants of Willard William and Cora Dunham Boyd" by Cora Dunham Boyd; p. 303; The Rembold Photo Company; St. Louis, Missouri; 1928 (HeritageQuest)

  • Richard Carder, one of the ten purchasers of Shaomet.

1666, May 31: He swore allegiance to King Charles. He lived in Providence on Towne street, probably on the lot south of the First Baptist church, being a part, of the old homestead. He remained in Providence while others fled, through King Philip's war. "Contributions to the History of the Waterman Family of Providence, Warwick, etc." by James Pierce Root; II:344-357 from "Genealogies of Rhode Island Families: from Rhode Island Periodicals" Indexed by Carol Lee Ford; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1983 (974.6 RI/Genealogies SCGS)

1675, November 29: The Last Will and Testament of Richard Carder was made. 1675-6: He sought refuge at Newport during the King Philip's war. "Comstock-Thomas Ancestry of Richard Wilmot Comstock" by H. Minot Pitman, assisted by Jacob Lines Jacobus; pp. 344-345; Bronxville, New York; 1964 (929.2 C7391P ACPL) (HeritageQuest)

1676, August 14: At the town meeting held "before Thomas Field's house, under a tree, by the water side", he was one of those to whom a whole share in the Indian captives of the war was voted. "Contributions to the History of the Waterman Family of Providence, Warwick, etc." by James Pierce Root; II:344-357 from "Genealogies of Rhode Island Families: from Rhode Island Periodicals" Indexed by Carol Lee Ford; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1983 974.6 (RI/Genealogies SCGS)

1676c: Richard Carder died at Newport Village (Rhode Island) Rhode Island Colony. "Comstock-Thomas Ancestry of Richard Wilmot Comstock" by H. Minot Pitman, assisted by Jacob Lines Jacobus; pp. 344-345; Bronxville, New York; 1964 (929.2 C7391P ACPL) (HeritageQuest)

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Richard Card's Timeline

1618
September 18, 1618
Churston Ferrars, Devon, England
1640
1640
Age 21
Portsmouth, Newport, RI
1642
1642
Age 23
Newport, Rhode Island
1643
1643
Age 24
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
1648
1648
Age 29
Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island
1648
Age 29
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island
1650
1650
Age 31
1652
1652
Age 33
Warwick, RI, USA
1654
January 1, 1654
Age 35
Kingstown, (Present Washington County), Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, (Present USA)
1655
May 2, 1655
Age 36
Warwick,Kent,Rhode Island,USA