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John Gorton

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: February 03, 1714 (74)
East Greenwich, Providence Plantations County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Gorton, 5th President of Providence and Warwick and Mary Gorton
Husband of Margaret Gorton
Father of Hannah Gorton; Mary Mascraft; Alice Foster; Elizabeth Gorton; Abraham Gorton and 6 others
Brother of Samuel Gorton, Jr.; Elizabeth Crandall; Sarah Mace; Elnathan Gorton; Mary Sanford and 5 others

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About John Gorton

John lived and died on a part of his father’s estate, which he inherited, located on the western edge of Gorton’s Pond, named in his honor. He was a mariner, and it is probable that his long absences account for the few references to him. In 1668 he purchased land including an orchard and buildings, and in 1677 was one of 48 people to receive from the colony a grant of 500 acres of land in East Greenwich for services in King Philip’s war.

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John Gorton's Timeline

Manchester, Lancashire, England
Age 6
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 8
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 8, 1652
Age 12
Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 30, 1654
Age 14
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
Age 20
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA
September 22, 1669
Age 29
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
July 22, 1672
Age 32
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Age 35
Warwick, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations