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Elizabeth Carpenter (Arnold)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Peake Arnold"
Birthdate: (73)
Birthplace: Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
Death: September 7, 1685 (73)
Pawtucket, Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Place of Burial: Pawtuxet, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Arnold and Christian Arnold
Wife of William Carpenter, of Providence
Mother of (No Name); Lydia Smith; Joseph Carpenter, of Musketa Cove; Priscilla Vincent; Timothy Carpenter and 4 others
Sister of Gov. Benedict Arnold; Joanna Rhodes and Stephen Arnold
Half sister of Joanna Rhodes and Stephen Arnold

Occupation: Immigrant
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About Elizabeth Arnold, of Pawtucket

Elizabeth Arnold, born at Ilchester, Somerset, England, on 23 November 1611 and died 7 September 1685, Pawtuxet, Kent County, Rhode Island. She is buried in Mineral Spring Cemetary, Pawtucket, Providence Co, RI, USA

Parents: daughter of William Arnold and Christian Peak.


  1. about 1637 at Providence (not by 1635, in England) to William Carpenter (1610-1685) of Pawtuxet

Children of William1 and Elizabeth (Arnold) Carpenter, all born in the township of Providence, at least iv-viii (perhaps as many as ii-viii) born at Pawtuxet. The birth order is slightly tentative:

  1. Joseph2 Carpenter, b. ca. 1638 (aged 26 in 1664); m. Hannah Carpenter.
  2. Lydia Carpenter, b. say 1640; m. Benjamin Smith.
  3. Ephraim Carpenter, b. say 1642; m. (1) Susannah Harris, (2) Susannah (Wood) England, (3) Lydia _______.
  4. Priscilla Carpenter, b. say 1644; m. William Vincent.
  5. Timothy Carpenter, b. say 1646; m. Hannah Burton.
  6. Silas Carpenter (twin?), b. ca. 1650-1651 (aged 24 in 1675); m. Sarah Arnold.
  7. Benjamin Carpenter (twin?), b. say 1650-1652; m. Mary Tillinghast.
  8. William Carpenter, b. probably by 2 Sept. 1653; unmarried.



Elizabeth was the sister of Benedict Arnold (not same Benedict known as traitor of America). Benedict succeeded Roger Williams, founder of RI, as president of colony; becoming Gov in 1644 under charter granted by King Charles II. Roger's family & Benedict also related by marriage.

For additional information pertaining to children ii-viii, see the William1 Carpenter of Providence sketch, CHILDREN section, on this page: http://members.cox.net/jrcrin001/carplink.htm



The Arnold Memorial: William Arnold of Providence and Pawtuxet, 1587-1675 ...

By Fred Augustus Arnold, p. 8

b. 23 Nov 1611, Cheselbourne, England


d. 7 Sep 1683, Pawtuxet, RI, age: 71



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Elizabeth Arnold, of Pawtucket's Timeline

November 23, 1611
Ilchester, Somersetshire, England
January 1, 1637
Age 25
Pawtuxet, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
April 1640
Age 28
Providence Plantation
Age 28
Colony of Rhode Island
Age 30
Warwick, RI
Age 33
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 38
Pautuxet, Providence Plantation
Age 38
Warwick, Colony of Rhode Island