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  • Hannah Ransom (1640 - aft.1673)
    Hannah, sometimes called Susannah, parents unknown. The name Abigail appears to be an early Plymouth Colony clerical error. My information from my great aunts research for the Soc. of Mayflower desce...
  • Thomas Gardner, of Salem (c.1614 - bef.1682)
    Thomas Gardner==* born say 1614, of Dorchester, Dorset, England * died before 29:9:1682 (29 Nov 1682) Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (per Moriarity)* Parents: Thomas Gardner (d 1674) & his unknown 1st wif...
  • Sarah Kenyon (c.1695 - aft.1774)
    Sarah GARDNER 1.Sarah married James KENYON on 22 May 1717 in Westerly, Washington Count, RI. His 2nd wife.==notes==From "At this point, I know nothing of (633) Sarah Gardiner, except that she was b. in...
  • Benjamin Gardiner (1665 - bef.1755)
    Notes==From "At this point, I know nothing of (633) Sarah Gardiner, except that she was b. in RI. The only Gardner/ Gardiner family attributed to RI by Savage was that of (2532) George Gardner, a Quake...
  • Miriam Worth (1665 - 1702)
    Miriam Gardner F* b. 14 July 1671* d. 1702* Father Richard Gardner b. 1626, d. 23 Jan 1688* Mother Sarah Shattuck b. 1632, d. 1724Her married name was Worth. Miriam Gardner was born on 14 July 1671. Sh...

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Gardner family of whalers operating out of Nantucket,


The Gardner Whaling Family has been traced back to Roger De Gardiano.

The Gardner family were a group of whalers operating out of Nantucket, Massachusetts from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Some members of the family gained wider exposure due to their discovery of various islands in the Pacific Ocean. By marriage, they were related to the Coffins, another Nantucket whaling family.