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Richard Grinnell, Sr.

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
Death: July 1, 1725 (52-60)
Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Cemetery 1, Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Grinnell and Mary Tripp Grinnell
Husband of Abigail Ford and Patience Grinnell
Father of George Grinnell; William Grinnell; Rebecca Macomber; Patience Woodman; Elizabeth Grinnell and 5 others
Brother of Daniel Grinnell, Jr. and Jonathan Grinnell
Half brother of Mary Sherman; Capt. George Lawton; Elizabeth Spencer; Robert Lawton; Cornel Carpenter and 3 others

Occupation: Owner of estate including 2 slaves
Managed by: Private User
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About Richard Grinnell Sr.

note found on 7/2/2014:

Son of Daniel Greenell and Mary Wodell. He and wife Patience Emery had children George, William, Rebecca S., Elizabeth, Patience, Richard, Ruth, Daniel, Sarah, and Comfort.


  1. The Howland heirs: being the story of a family and a fortune and the inheritance of a trust established for Mrs. Hetty H. R. Green (Google eBook) William Morrell Emery. E. Anthony and Sons, inc., 1919 - 484 pages. Page 244. "Richard7 Grinnell, b. 1675; d. July 1, 1725, in Little Compton, where he was a substantial man of affairs, a large land holder, and appointed to keep the ordinary; m. May 25,1704, Patience Emery, b. 1681, d. March 10, 1749. Nine children."

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Richard Grinnell Sr.'s Timeline

Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island
January 25, 1705
Age 36
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
March 19, 1707
Age 38
Rhode Island, USA
December 16, 1710
Age 41
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
May 21, 1713
Age 44
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
April 24, 1715
Age 46
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
March 8, 1717
Age 48
Little Compton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
April 3, 1719
Age 50
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
April 20, 1721
Age 52
Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA