John GORTON

Male - 1714


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  • Name John GORTON  [1
    • We find no data from which to fix the time or place of his birth. He was given by his father all his lands west of Warwick, including land in Cranston. He married, January 25, 1665, Margaret Weeden. In 1668 he bought land with orchard and buildings of William and HannahBurton. In 1677 he and forty-seven others received a grant from the colony of 5,000 acres of land in East Greenwich in consideration of their "services in King Philip's War." East Greenwich then included what is now West Greenwich, the latter having been set from it in 1741. John was a mariner, and this occasion of protracted absence from home may account for the but few references to him that we find among the records of the town and colony. the date of his death is inscribed on the Warwick records as occurring February 3, 1714; no data regarding his wife Margaret is given. [1]
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Feb 1714  [1
    Person ID I103979  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2022 

    Father Samuel GORTON,   b. 1592,   d. Dec 1677  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary MAPLET,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F43488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret WEEDEN 
    Married 25 Jan 1665  [1
    Children 
    +1. John GORTON
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F43487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S3068] The Life and times of Samuel GORTON, the Founders and the Founding of The Republic, Adelos Gorton.