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John Smith, II

Birthplace: ENGLAND
Death: Died in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of John Smith, I
Husband of Elizabeth Smith and Ann Smith / Comstock
Father of Eleanor Arnold; Mary E. Hopkins; Leonard Smith; Benjamin Smith; Jonathon Black Smith and 1 other

Occupation: The Mason
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About John Smith, II Birth: unknown Death: 1687

He was a mason, of Providence,RI. Freeman 1670. His will was dated Mar 16.1687(?/8), and presented Apr 4,1688.

Children: Leonard Smith, John Smith III, Benjamin Smith, Eleanor Smith Arnold, Joseph Smith, and Mary Smith Hopkins.

Family links: 
 John Smith (1602 - 1663)

 Elizabeth Smith (____ - 1706)

 Mary Smith Hopkins*
 Eleanor Smith Arnold (____ - 1722)*

He was a resident of Providence and Warwick, RI. He married Anne Comstock, the widow of Samuel Comstock sometime after 1 March 1654. She was not the mother of his son John, Jr.

1657, December 17- He was a resident of Warwick, RI.

1659, September 10- He sold Walter Todd, his dwelling house and lot and 6 acres adjoining, two shares of meadow and all rights in Warwick, RI.

1660, March 9- He was deceased by this time as recorded by the Providence, RI Town Council.


John (the mason) Smith (b. Abt. 1626, d. Bef. 11 February 1705/06) John (the mason) Smith was born Abt. 1626, and died Bef. 11 February 1705/06 in Providence, Providence Co., RI.He married Elizabeth Gildersleeve.

Includes NotesNotes for John (the mason) Smith:

John Smith was calledmason, as was his father, to distinguish them from other John Smiths in Providence, RI. Ref: Genealogies of RI Families Whereas Elizabeth Smith (Widdow) is Now likely to Come to a Towne Charge, Expecting Some Persons in perticular will take Care of her; And Whereas her husband John Smith (deceased) left her in his last will & testament all his moveable estate for her maintenance; these are therefore to let all men know by these presents, that we Eliezer Arnold, Justice & Thoman Hopkins, Lieftenant do oblidge ourselves joyntly & severally to take into our custody our Mother-in-law Elizabeth Smith (Widdow) & to look after her as she ought to be, considering her age, on the condition as followeth;that all the moveable estate that her husband John Smith (deceased) had given her in his last will & testament for her maintenance during her natural life in this world shall be unto us& we do absolutely & fully by these presence free from all charge & Trouble the magistrates, or Towne of Providence from any charge or Trouble as may or shall arise by Elizabeth Smith (Widdow)witness our hands & seals this 7th of January 1705/06. Eliezer Arnold L.S.the mark of Thomas Hopkins L.S. Signed Sealed in the presence of John Whipple & John Dexter Recorded February the 5th 1705/06 by me Thomas Olney, Town Clerk Whereas John Smith formerly of the Towne of Providence, in the Colloney of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations in the NarraganSet Bay in New England (MaSon) (now deceased) Was PoSseSsed With Certain lands in the Towne & TowneShipp of Providence aforeSd, the Which by his last Will & TeStament beareing date the Twenty Sixt of March in the yeare one thouSand Six hundred Eighty Six or eighty Seven, the Said John Smith did diSpose of to his Wife Elizabeth Smith to be for her use Whilst Shee lived. & also for his Sd Wife to have the dispoSeing of all the Said lands to Whom Shee pleased & how Shee pleased, Expecting his Son Benjamin to be Maintained by Said lands: And Whereas the aforeSd Elizabeth Smith (Widdow & Relique of the aforesaid deceased John Smith) did by an InStrument under her hand & Seale. bearing date the Ninteenth day of JaNuarey in the yeare one ThouSand Seven hundred & five, 1705/06 fully Wholy & AbSolutely put into the Care & custodye of Major William Hopkins & Mr JoSeph Williams Assistants in Said Providence together with all the rest of the Justices in Said Providence all those lands which were by Said Will by her Said husband John Smith to her comitted & diSpoSed, for them to Order & diSpoSe for the Support & Maintenance of herSelfe and of Benjamin her Sd son, in manner & forme according as their WiSdoms & understanding Should them direct; Shee having unto them fully & Wholy yielded & ReSined up all her power as to the Premises,& invested them With the Same; ANd Whereas there being Tenn Acres of the Said lands So diSpoSed of the Which is lieing & being within the Townshipp of Said Providence, & in that Tract of land in Sd TowneShipp called the Neck. the which Said Tenn acres of land is lieing on the WeSterne Side of the swampe called the great Swampe, & Not farr NorthWard from tile land Whereon Daniell Browne of Sd Providence now dwelleth; The Said Tenn acres of land [be it more or less) being bounded on lhe Northeasterne corner with a rock and stones laid on it; & on the Northwesterne corner with a stake and a heape of stones about it:On the Southeasterne Cornner with a black oake tree & Stones laid about it, & on the SouthWeSterne Corner with a Stake & a heape of Stones about it: Bounding Now on the EaSterne part with the land of James OIney of said Providence, On the Westerne Part with the land of Samuell Whipple of sd Providence, On the Northerne part With the land of James Browne of Sd Providence, & on the Southerne part with the Comonland: And for as much as the Said Benjamin (who was the Son of the [afore] Said John Smith, & of the afore said Elizabeth his Wife) fell to be the Care of the MajeStrates in Sd Providence to provide for him the Sd Benjamin for his Support Reliefe & Maintenance, he Not being able to take Care of himSelfe by ReaSon of his infirmities, & the Weakeness of his Capacitye, whereby there Was a NeceSsitye to Make Sale of some part of the aforementioned lands for to procure what Was Needefull for the said Benjamain his Supply WhilSt lie lived, & to defray the Charges Which did accrew by What befell him at his Death; Therefore, Be it it knowne unto all people by theSe presents; That we the aboveSaid William HoPkins & Joseph Williams ASsiStants together with the JuSticesin Sd Providence for & in ConSideration of the full & just sum of Twenty pounds Silver Current Money in hand already well and truely paid unto us for the end & use aforeSaid, by William Harris of the Towne of Providence aforesaid Weaver (Weaver) or to Say in other good & paSsaide pay to the full Value thereof the recept Whereof We the said Majestrates doe owne & acknoWledge, & therewith to be fully SatiSfied Contented and paid, & doe hereby Aquitt & discharge the Sd William Harris his Heirs, Executors AdminiStrators & Assignes of the same & every part thereof; have Given Granted, Bargained. Sold, Enfeoffed Aliend, Assigned Set over & Confirmed, And by these presents for us & all those who in said Providence as MajeStrattes from time us Succeede, Doe Give, Grant. Bargaine. Sell Enfeoff, Alien. ASsigne, set over and confirme unto the Sd William Harris. his Heirs, Executors, Administrators& Assignes forever the aboveTenn acres of land all & whole,according to the bounds prescribed With all & every its appurtenances To have & to hold the Said Tenn Acres of land as aforesd unto the sd William Harris his heirs Executors AdminiStrators & ASsignes forever, to the only proper use & behoofe of the said Williant Harris, his Heirs Executors AdminiStrators & Assignes forever; ANd that the said William Harris, his Heirs, Executors. AdMiniStrators & ASsignes by force & Vertue of these presents is, & Shall Stand & be lawfully SeiSed to him his Heirs Executors AdminiStrators & ASsignes of & in the Bargained Premises & of & in every part thereof, Of a good. Sure lawfull. AbSolute & Undefeazeable Estate of Inheritance in fee Simple Without any conditions. limitation. USe or other thing to alter or change the Same; ANd that the premises above by these presents mentioned to bt, Granted, bargained, & Sold, & every part thereof, upon the Signeing Sealeing & delivery hereof is. & from time to time. & at all times hereafter forever, Shall be Remaine & ContiNue to be the Proper USe & behoofe of the Sd William Harris, his Heirs, Executors, AdminiStrators & ASs;gnes forever Cleare & free off and from all & all Manner Of Claimes & Demands Whatsoever Which Shall or May at any time be Made or Challenged from by, or Under the above sd John Smith (MASoN) now deceased; But the sd DemiSed Tenn acres of land, the Said Wiliam Harris, his Heirs, Executors, AdminiStrators & ASsignes the Same To have & hold by Vertue of the Power unto us tile aforesaid Majestrates CoMitted; In wittneSs of the PremiSes Wee the Said MajeStrates have hereunto Set our hands & Seales the Twenty & fift day of December, ANNOqe; Domini: one ThouSand Seven Hundred & Six. Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us. Tho: Olney Senr. Daniell Williams Gideon Crawfurd JoSeph Whipple William Hopkins, AssiStant L. S. JoSeph Williams, ASsiStant L. S. thomas ffenner, JuStice L. S. Phi!lipp TillinghaSt, JuStice L. S. Recorded Januarey ye 31: 1706/7: by me Tho: Oiney Towne Clerk./ Children of John (the mason) Smith and Elizabeth Gildersleeve are:

   +Mary Smith, b. Abt. 1653, Providence, Providence Co., RI, d. 1718, Scituate, Providence Co, RI.

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June 17, 1651
Age 25
Providence, Providence, RI, USA
Age 30
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Age 61
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age 61
Hempstead, Long Island, Queens, New York, United States