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William Arnold

Birthplace: Ilchester, Somerset, England
Death: Died in Pawtuxent, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Thomas Arnold and Alice Arnold
Husband of Christian Peak and Christian Arnold (Peak)
Father of Stephen Arnold; Elizabeth Arnold, of Pawtucket; Gov. Benedict Arnold; Joanna Rhodes; Thomas Arnold, of Watertown & Providence and 14 others
Brother of Thomasine Hacker; Joanna Hopkins; Margery Barnard (Arnold); Joanna Dudley; Agnes Arnold and 6 others
Half brother of Nicholas Arnold; Eleanor Arnold; Elizabeth Arnold, of Ilchester; Unnamed Arnold and Thomas Arnold (Not an Immigrant)

Occupation: @N78@, Warden of St. Mary's Church, Ilchester, England, Immigrant, PawtuxetKent CountyRhode Island, USA
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About William Arnold

William Arnold--the ancestor of such famous Americans as Benedict Arnold and Presidents James Abram Garfield and George Walker Bush--sailed from Dartmouth ENG on May 1, 1635 on the Plain Joan, arriving in New England on June 24th. He was accompanied by his family and they settled initially in Hingham MA. By April 20, 1636, however, William Arnold had joined with Roger Williams as one of the twelve original proprietors of Providence Plantations

In 1638, with other friends of Roger Williams, the Arnolds relocated to Pawtuxet, Providence RI (which later became the Town of Cranston) and William Arnold was the first Englishman to settle there. He built a home in the wilderness about a mile north of the Pawtuxet Falls and was shortly followed by William Harris, William Carpenter and Zachariah Rhodes (William's son-in-law). Rhodes and Arnold's brother-in-law, Stephen Arnold, built a gristmill near the falls and laid out the "Arnold Road" northward to join the Pequot Trail that led south to Connecticut.

William Arnold was President of the towns of Warwick, Providence, Newport and Portsmouth for five years and Governor of the Colony for ten.



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William Arnold of Hollesley, County Suffolk, England.

His mother died when he was nine years old. His older sister Joanne was his foster mother thereafter.

1636, April- He settled in Providence, RI.

From the Find A Grave page for William Arnold:

Birth: Jun. 24, 1587 - Ilchester, Somerset, England

Death: 1677 - Pawtuxet, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA

He was mentioned as deceased by his son Benedict on Nov 3,1677, and died "after the beginning of King Philip's War", i.e. mid-1675.

He came to New England in 1635, first settling at Hingham, and then Providence by April 1636. In 1638, he settled in Pawtuxet (now Warwick).

Son of Nicholas Arnold and Alice Gully Arnold of Ilchester, Co.Somerset. He was a brother of Joan (Arnold) Hopkins, and therefore his nephew was Thomas Hopkins of Providence,RI.

He married Christian Peake/Peak by 1611.


  • 1. Elizabeth Arnold Carpenter,
  • 2. Benedict Arnold,
  • 3. Joanna Arnold Rhodes Reape, and
  • 4. Stephen Arnold.

There may have been other children that died young.

Thomas Hopkins was great grandfather of Stephen Hopkins who signed the Declaration of Independence and became both Governor and Rhode Island's first serious historian.

Family links:


  • Elizabeth Arnold Carpenter (1611 - ____)*
  • Benedict Arnold (1615 - 1678)*
  • Joanna Arnold Rhodes Reape (1616 - 1691)*
  • Stephen Arnold (1622 - 1699)*


  • Christian Peake Arnold (1584 - ____)*

Burial: Unknown

Created by: Linda Mac

  • Record added: Mar 02, 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 34348560

William Hopkins died on 8 July 1723 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was born <1656> in Providence, Providence, Ri. Parents: Thomas Hopkins (LH7F-MBZ) and Elisabeth Arnold (KNHF-JT4).

Spouse: Joanna Arnold (KNZ7-TCG). Joanna Arnold and William Hopkins were married on 13 October 1611 in Of Melcombe, Horsey, D, England. ________________________________________________________________________________ Arnold Family History

The following copy of early Arnold records, received from Canada by the Hon. Isaac N. Arnold, president of the Chicago Historical Society, was made by me in May, 1878. The volume from which I copy is a small quarto of sixteen pages of English paper, un ruled, faded and worn. The original,* of which this appears to be a copy, seems to have been written by four different persons. If I were to attempt to assign the authorship to the several writers, it would be, first, from the beginning to the second or third paragraph of page 4 of the quarto volume (the pages of which are given in brackets in the middle of the page), to William Arnold, born June 24, 1587 ; second, thence to the second paragraph of page 9, to Gov. Benedict Arnold, born Dec. 21, 1615, died 1678 ;third, thence to the end of page 12, to Josiah Arnold, Sen., bom Dec. 22, 1646 ;fourth, thence to the close, to Josiah Arnold, Jr., born Aug. 25, 1707. The quarto volume from which Icopy is probably in the handwriting of the last named Josiah. The record extends one generation farther back than is given by Mr.Savage or any of the authorities referred to by him ; and, besides giving the names of the English port from which William Arnold sailed for New England, and the precise date of his sailing, it other dates and localities not previously met with by me". The records of the four writers are all in the first person. If the authenticity of the document and copy be admitted, we have the unusual instance of a personal record of a distinguished family for six generations, extending over a period of two hundred and twenty three years, from A.D, 1553 to 1776. I have appended a genealogy of one line of this family, giving the ancestry of Mr. Arnold, through whose courtesy I have copied the old record. E. H. A Register, or true account of my owne agge, with my Mother, my Wife, my Brothers and Sisters, and Others of my frinds and acquantance. 1. Imprimis Alee Gully the Daughter of John Gully of Northouer. Who was my Mother, was Baptized ye 29: Septem 155.3. 2. Tamzen, my Sister was Baptized the 4th of Jan. 1571. 3. Joane Arnold, my Sister was Baptized the 30th of November in the yeare 1577. ' 4. Margery Arnold,my Sister was Baptized the 30th of August;, 1581. 5. IWilliamArnold, their Brother was borne the 24th ofJune, 1587. 6. Robert Arnold, my Brother was Baptized the 18thof October; 1593. 7. Elizabeth Arnold my Sister was borne the 9th of April, 1596.

Query. Is this original document still inexistence €”Ed. 4 Early Records of the Arnold Family. [2 ] 8. Thomas Arnold myBrother, my Mother in lawes Sonne, wasBap­ tized the 18° April,1599. 9. Elenor Arnold, my Sister was Baptized the 31° ofJuly, 1603. The age of my Sister Tamzens Children. 1. Robert Hacker was Baptized the 22° of Jan/. 1597. 2. Francis Hacker was Baptized the 24th of January.1599. 3. John Hacker their brother was Baptized the 25th of October, 1601. 4. WilliamHacker was Baptized the 31th of October, 1604. 5. Alee Hacker was Baptized the 25 of August, 1607. 3. Mary Hacker was' Baptized the 4th of March, 1609. 7. Thomas Hacker was Baptized the 7 th of April,1616. [3 ] 1. Christian the Daughter of Thomas Peak of Muoheny* my wife was Baptized the 15th of February, 1583. 2. Elizabeth Arnold our Daughter was borne the 23th of November, 1611. 3. Benedict Arnold her Brother was borne the 21th of December, 1615. 4. Joane Arnold their Sister was borne the 27th ofFebr y ,1617. 5. Steven Arnold their Brother was borne the, 22nd of December, 1622, __________________________________________________________________________________

WILLIAM ARNOLD: b.1587, d.1676. Deeded land in Providence which Roger Williams bought from the Narragansett sachems, Canonicus and Miantonomi. One of the original members of the First Baptist Church and signer of the agreement for a form of government. Moved to Pawtuxet where he and other settlers subjected themselves to the government of Massachusetts for a 16-year period. Wrote a letter to the Massachusetts Governor complaining of the injustice shown by the Indians by the Warwick settlers, "who are going on with a high hand." Wrote to Massachusetts, protesting against Roger Williams' proposal errand to England seeking a charter. Expressed a desire, along with other Pawtuxet settlers, to be reunited with Providence. Photo location: City Hall, Cranston, Rhode Island.

Reference: The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, John Osborne Austin, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1969 (Originally published in Albany, New York, 1887.). ____________________________________________________________________________________

Colonial Dames society ____________________________________________________________________________________

Friend Stukeley Westcott-Wikepedia source mentions William Arnold The baptisms of two of Stukeley Westcott's children were also recorded in Yeovil: a daughter Damaris in 1620/21 and a son Samuel in 1622/23.[5][6] There is no record of where Westcott lived following the baptisms of these two children, but there is evidence that in 1635 he and his family accompanied the family of William Arnold to New England, departing from the port town of Dartmouth in county Devon. Roscoe Whitman states this as a fact, [7] based upon a memorandum made in April 1656 by Benedict Arnold, the oldest son of William Arnold, and found among old family papers.[8] The Arnold family came from the town of Ilchester, scarcely five miles north of Yeovil, and it is probable that the two families were acquainted with each other before sailing to the New World. Both families came to Providence at about the same time. The oldest daughter of Stukeley Westcott, Damaris, married Benedict Arnold several years later.[9] Settling in New England[edit]

Source: ____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ On June 24, 1635, there arrived in Massachusetts Bay a group of neighbors, nearly all related, either by blood or mar- riage. They had sailed from Dartmouth in Devonshire May 1 of the same year, all but one of the party, William Car- penter, coming from Ilchester, in southern Somersetshire or within about five miles of that place. The leader of the party was William Arnold whose 48th birthday was the day of their arrival. His oldest son Benedict one of the party, a lad 19 years of age at that time, has given us the only account that we have of their embarkation, in his own family record, written probably soon after his removal to Newport in 1651. which begins as follows. Source:

William Arnold of Hollesley, County Suffolk, named a son Thomas in his will dated 22 Nov 1616, when Thomas was still under age. Richard Arnold of London, goldsmith, in his will dated 8 Nov 1644, left a legacy to two cousins, Richard Arnold of Kelshall, County Suffolk [13 miles for Hollesley] who was a son of the testator's uncle William Arnold, and also to Richard Arnold of Killingworth, County Warwick, who was a son of his uncle Richard. These two nephews were to pay to their brothers and sisters except for Thomas Arnold who is now supposed to be in New England or some other part beyond the seas. The uncle Richard also had a son named Thomas but he wasn't in a location to be the Thomas who married Phoebe Parkhurst from county Suffolk. However, Thomas and Phoebe didn't actually marry until they were in Massachusetts, so Thomas could have been the son of either brother, Richard or William.

Correct William Arnold Lineage The correct ancestry and English home of William Arnold[edit]

Church of St. Andrew in Northover, England where William Arnold's mother and oldest sister were baptized. Edson Jones eventually published his findings on the Arnold family in 1915, demonstrating the accuracy of the Arnold family record, and then carefully revealing each inconsistency and factual error found in Somerby's pedigree.[40] In 1921, Fred Arnold summarized these findings and synthesized them into a coherent lineage of the Arnold family which is consistent with every known historical document,[f] and presented his findings to the Rhode Island Historical Society.[42] To summarize the work of both Edson Jones and Fred Arnold, William Arnold was the son of Nicholas Arnold of Northover and Ilchester in Somerset based on the Arnold family record and the Northover parish register. Arnold's mother was Alice Gully, and her parents were John and Alice Gully based on the same two documents.[43] These are the only known ancestors of William Arnold based on known historical records,[f] and the parents of Nicholas Arnold have not been identified in any historical document.[g]

The Somerby pedigree of the Arnold family indicated that the family had lived in many counties in both England and Wales.[h] This was not the case; the Arnolds and their associates all lived in a small area within southeastern Somerset. While in England William Arnold and his family lived in Ilchester. His parents had come from the village of Northover, scarcely one half mile (0.8 km) across the River Yeo to the north.[44] When Arnold's son Benedict mentioned his "Lemmington" farm in his will, he was referring to a New England property named after the village of Limington in old England; this village is less than a mile and a half (2.5 km) east of Ilchester.[45] A very short distance north of Limington across the River Yeo is the town of Yeovilton where William Hopkins, the husband of Arnold's sister Joanne, lived. Six miles (10 km) west of Ilchester is the village of Muchelney, the home of Arnold's wife Christian Peak, and five miles (8 km) south of Ilchester is Yeovil, the home of Stukeley Westcott, whose daughter Damaris married Arnold's son Benedict, and who may have accompanied the Arnolds on their voyage to the New World.[45][46][47] Thus, Arnold and all of his known kinsmen had lived within six miles (10 km) of each other in southeastern Somerset.

Children[edit] William and Christian Arnold had four children, all born in Ilchester, Somerset. The oldest child was Elizabeth (1611 – after 7 September 1685) who married William Carpenter (c. 1610–1685), the son of Richard Carpenter of Amesbury, Wiltshire, England; the couple had eight children.[3][48][49] William and Elizabeth Carpenter settled in Providence, and then followed her parents to the settlement of Pawtuxet, where they lived the remainder of their lives, except for a short time during King Phillip's War, when they were forced to flee to Long Island.[50]

The second child and oldest son was Benedict (1615–1678) who married Damaris Westcott (1621[i] – after 1678), the daughter of Stukeley and Juliann (Marchante) Westcott.[3][48][49] They had nine children. Stukeley Westcott lived in Yeovil, five miles (eight km) south of Ilchester, where he was married and where Damaris was baptized.[46] The Westcotts may have sailed to New England with the Arnolds; if not they likely sailed at about the same time.[37] Benedict moved with his family from Pawtuxet to Newport in 1651, and in 1657 succeeded Roger Williams as the President of the colony.[48] When the royal charter arrived from England in 1663, Benedict Arnold became the first Governor of the colony, and served as either president or governor for a total of 11 years.[48]

The third child and youngest daughter, Joanna (1617 – after 11 February 1693[j]), married first Zachariah Rhodes (c. 1603–1665),[3][48][49] and settled in Pawtuxet near Joanna's brother Stephen.[51] Following Zachariah's death by drowning, Joanna married Samuel Reape. She had eight children, all by her first husband, and became the ancestress of the Rhodes family of Rhode Island.[13]

The fourth and youngest child of William and Christian Arnold was Stephen (1622–1699) who married Sarah Smith (1629–1713), the daughter of Edward Smith of Rehoboth, Massachusetts.[3][48][49] Stephen and Sarah had seven children. Stephen was either a Deputy to the General Assembly or colonial Assistant nearly every year for a period of three decades.[52] He and his family settled in Pawtuxet near his father, and had a garrison house along the Pawtuxet River. Stephen was 13 years old when he sailed from England to the New World with his parents and relatives, and he was the last surviving member of that sailing party.[33]

Notable descendants[edit]

Stephen Arnold Douglas, who is descended from both sons of William Arnold. Several descendants of William Arnold became prominent in either the military or the civil affairs of the United States. A great-great grandson, named Benedict Arnold,[53] became one of the great generals of the American Revolutionary War but was better known for his betrayal of the American revolutionary cause. Other well-known descendants include U.S. Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush;[54] Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry,[55] American hero of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812 and his younger brother Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry[55] who was sent across the Pacific in 1852 by President Millard Fillmore to open Japan to western trade; and Stephen Arnold Douglas[56] who debated Abraham Lincoln in 1858 while vying for the Illinois Senate seat and winning the contest, but later losing to Lincoln in the 1860 presidential race. Stephen A. Douglas descends from both sons of William Arnold.[56] Rhode Island colonial Deputy Governor George Hazard is another descendant. A published line of descent from Arnold to U.S. President James A. Garfield[57] was later disproven.[58]

See also[edit] List of early settlers of Rhode Island Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Notes[edit] a. ^ The date as written in the original record reads "1622/3." This is because England and her colonies were still using the Julian calendar, and the year began and ended in March. However, clerks and record keepers realized that much of Europe had switched over to the Gregorian calendar (beginning in 1582), with the new year beginning on 1 January, so for the months of January, February and part of March, they wrote the dual year, meaning 1622 in the old calendar and 1623 in the new, even though England would not switch to the Gregorian calendar until the middle of the 18th century.[59] b. ^ Written 1583/4 in the original records. See note a. c. ^ Written 1571/2 in the original records. See note a. d. ^ Another (or possibly the same) Thomas Arnold was of Watertown, in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and later of Providence and has erroneously been labeled as the half-brother of William. William did have a younger half-brother named Thomas, but this half-brother lived and presumably died in England, with no record of his ever having been in New England. The possible parentage of Thomas Arnold of Watertown and Providence was published in 1915 by E. S. Jones, who narrowed down the father of Thomas to two candidates.[60] Fred Arnold, in 1921, was more definitive about Thomas Arnold's parentage, calling him the son of Richard Arnold, goldsmith of London and grandson of William and Katherine Arnold of Kelsale, Suffolk, England.[15] e. ^ See, for example, Richard Sears (pilgrim), concerning Rev. Edward Hamilton Sears.[61] f. ^ These original documents include the Arnold family record, the Northover parish register, the bishop's transcript of Ilchester parish records sent to Wells in 1622 (and signed by William Arnold), and the will of Nicholas Arnold.[37] g. ^ So thorough was Fred Arnold's treatment of the genealogy of William Arnold in 1921, that his work was included verbatim in Elisha S. Arnold's 1935 genealogy of the descendants of William Arnold.[62] Even a modern account of the Arnold family, created from all known published sources and then published under the Great Migration project in 1999 shows no difference in the structure of the family from what was published in 1921, and shows no known ancestry for Nicholas Arnold.[63] h. ^ Somerby had the family living in Monmouthshire, Gloucester, Wiltshire, and Dorset, as well as a part of Somerset that does not include the Ilchester area.[64] No record has been found to support the claims that the family of William Arnold ever lived in any of these places.[65][40] i. ^ Written 1620/1 in the original records. See note a. j. ^ Written 1692/3 in the original records. See note a. References[edit] Footnotes[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f Hubbard 1879, p. 427. ^ Jump up to: a b Jones 1915, p. 67. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f g Hubbard 1879, p. 428. Jump up ^ Blair 2007, p. 232. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 22. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 23. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 25. Jump up ^ Arnold 1935, p. 43. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 37. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 18. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, pp. 18–19. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 38. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 39. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 9. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 19. Jump up ^ Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn 1999, p. 84. Jump up ^ Barry 2012, p. 267. Jump up ^ Chapin 1916, p. 11. Jump up ^ Chapin 1916, pp. 8-17. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 31. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e Arnold 1935, p. 45. ^ Jump up to: a b Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn 1999, p. 88. Jump up ^ Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn 1999, pp. 84–86. Jump up ^ Arnold 1935, pp. 45–46. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1932, p. 47. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Austin 1887, p. 242. Jump up ^ Arnold 1935, p. 46. Jump up ^ Arnold 1935, pp. 46–49. ^ Jump up to: a b c Arnold 1935, p. 49. Jump up ^ Arnold 1935, pp. 46–47. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1935, p. 47. Jump up ^ Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn 1999, p. 91. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 33. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, pp. 33–34. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Drowne 1879, p. 432. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 27. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Arnold 1921, p. 10. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 14. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, pp. 13–15. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Jones 1915, pp. 65–69. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 28. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, pp. 9–39. Jump up ^ Hubbard 1879, pp. 427–428. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 15. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1921, p. 13. ^ Jump up to: a b Moriarity 1944, p. 233. Jump up ^ Whitman 1932, p. 13. ^ Jump up to: a b c d e f Austin 1887, pp. 242–247. ^ Jump up to: a b c d Arnold 1921, pp. 21–22. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, pp. 34–35. Jump up ^ Arnold 1921, p. 32. Jump up ^ Austin 1887, p. 244. Jump up ^ Arnold 1935, p. 132. Jump up ^ Roberts 1995, pp. 121–130. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1935, p. 90. ^ Jump up to: a b Arnold 1935, p. 274. Jump up ^ Jackson & Polson 1981, p. 123. Jump up ^ Roberts 2009, p. 243. Jump up ^ Spathaky 2006. Jump up ^ Jones 1915, pp. 68–69. Jump up ^ Sears 1857. Jump up ^ Arnold 1935, pp. 9–39. Jump up ^ Anderson, Sanborn & Sanborn 1999, pp. 84–89. Jump up ^ Drowne 1879, pp. 432–435. Jump up ^ Anderson, Sandborn & Sanborn 1999, pp. 84–86. Bibliography[edit] Anderson, Robert Charles; Sanborn, George F. Jr.; Sanborn, Melinde L. (1999). The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England 1634–1635. Vol. I A–B. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society. ISBN 0-88082-110-8. Arnold, Elisha Stephen (1935). The Arnold Memorial: William Arnold of Providence and Pawtuxet, 1587–1675, and a genealogy of his descendants. Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company. OCLC 6882845. Arnold, Fred A. (1921), "William Arnold, Stukeley Westcott and William Carpenter", in Arnold, E. S., Arnold Memorial, Rutland, VT: Tuttle Publishing Company, pp. 9–39 Austin, John Osborne (1887). Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. ISBN 978-0-8063-0006-1. Barry, John M. (2012). Roger Williams and The Creation of the American Soul. New York: Viking. ISBN 978-0-670-02305-9. Blair, John (2007). Waterways and canal-building in medieval England. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2011-01-29. Chapin, Howard M. (1916). Documentary History of Rhode Island. Providence: Preston and Rounds Company. pp. 8–16. Drowne, Henry T. (October 1879). "Mr. Somerby's Genealogy of the Arnold Family". New England Historical and Genealogical Register 33: 432–438. ISBN 0-7884-0293-5. Hubbard, Edwin (October 1879). "Early Records of the Arnold Family". New England Historical and Genealogical Register (New England Historic Genealogical Society) 33: 427–432. ISBN 0-7884-0293-5. Jackson, Ronald V.; Polson, Altha (1981). American Patriots. privately published. Jones, Edson S. (January 1915). "The Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold of Providence, R.I.". New England Historical and Genealogical Register 69: 65–69. Moriarity, G. Andrews (April 1944). "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island". The American Genealogist 20: 233. Roberts, Gary Boyd (1995). Ancestors of American Presidents. Santa Clarita, California: Boyer. Roberts, Gary Boyd (2009). Ancestors of American Presidents, 2009 edition. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society. ISBN 978-0-88082-220-6. Sears, Edward Hamilton Rev. (1857). Pictures of the Olden Time. Includes the spurious pedigree derived from the fraudulent research of Horatio G. Somerby. Spathaky, Mike (2006), "Old Style and New Style Dates and the change to the Gregorian calendar; A summary for genealogists", Whitman, Roscoe L. (1932). History and Genealogy of the Ancestors and some Descendants of Stukely Westcott. privately published. External links[edit] Rhode Island History from the State of Rhode Island General Assembly website. See Chapter 2, Colonial Era. Correction of Arnold Pedigree from History of Cranston, Rhode Island from City of Cranston website. Pawtuxet History from Pawtuxet Cove website; see Pawtuxet Village History. Ancestry of George W. Bush showing descent of Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush from William Arnold. See #9998 in the initial ahnentafel. The date and place of death given for William Arnold are incorrect. [hide] v t e Original proprietors of Rhode Island's first settlements First settlers of Providence with Roger Williams (1636) Roger Williams William Harris John Smith (miller) Francis Wickes Thomas Angell Joshua Verin William Arnold Benedict Arnold William Carpenter William Mann Thomas Hopkins

Original proprietors of Providence (signers of "initial deed," October 1638) Roger Williams Stukeley Westcott William Arnold Thomas James Robert Cole John Greene John Throckmorton William Harris William Carpenter Thomas Olney Francis Weston Richard Waterman Ezekiel Holyman Pawtuxet Claimants (Settled 1638; under Massachusetts jurisdiction 1642-1658) William Arnold Benedict Arnold William Carpenter Robert Cole Founders of Portsmouth (signers of Portsmouth Compact, 7 March 1638) William Coddington John Clarke William Hutchinson John Coggeshall William Aspinwall Samuel Wilbore John Porter John Sanford Edward Hutchinson, Jr. Thomas Savage William Dyre William Freeborn Philip Shearman John Walker Richard Carder William Baulston Edward Hutchinson, Sr. Henry Bull Randall Holden Thomas Clarke John Johnson William Hall John Brightman Founders of Newport (Signers of initial agreement, 28 April 1639) William Coddington (Judge) Nicholas Easton (Elder) John Coggeshall (Elder) William Brenton (Elder) John Clarke (Elder) Jeremy Clarke (Elder) Thomas Hazard (Elder) Henry Bull (Elder) William Dyre (Elder; clerk) Founders of Warwick (Original purchasers, 1643) Randall Holden John Greene John Wickes Francis Weston Samuel Gorton Richard Waterman John Warner Richard Carder Samson Shotten Robert Potter William Wodell Nicholas Power Italics: The names of Clarke, Johnson, Hall, and Brightman at the end of the Portsmouth list were crossed out, and it is uncertain if they came to Portsmouth, though most, if not all, of them did appear on Aquidneck Island. Sources for template: Arnold, Samuel Greene (1859). History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Vol.1. New York: D. Appleton & Company. pp. 97,100,132,176. OCLC 712634101.; Chapin, Howard M. (1916). Documentary History of Rhode Island. Providence: Preston and Rounds Company. pp. 8–27. Biography portal England portal United States portal New England portal Rhode Island portal Authority control VIAF: 108068452 Categories: 1587 births1676 deaths17th-century English peopleKingdom of England emigrants to the Thirteen ColoniesPeople from Providence, Rhode IslandPeople from South Somerset (district)Rhode Island colonial peopleBurials in Rhode Island

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William Arnold's Timeline

June 24, 1587
Ilchester, Somerset, England
June 24, 1587
Ilchester, Somerset, England
June 24, 1587
Ilchester, St. Mary's, Somerset, England
June 24, 1587
Ilchester, Somerset, England
June 24, 1587
Ilchester, Somerset, England
April 15, 1599
Age 11
Hollesley, Suffolk, England
Age 18
Ilchester, Somerset, , England
Age 19
Ilchester, Somerset, , England
November 23, 1611
Age 24
Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
Age 26
Muchelney, Somerset, England