Gov. Caleb Carr
b.4 Dec 1616
- H. Gov. Caleb Carr1616 - 1695
- W. Ann Easton1631 - 1651
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||Gov. Caleb Carr
||4 Dec 1616
||9 Dec 1624
||London, EnglandCitation needed
||9 May 1635
||on the Elizabeth & Ann
||Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United StatesMagistrate
||Newport, Rhode Island
||Rhode Islandto Mercy Unknown
||to Sarah Clarke
||8 Mar 1694
||Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
||17 Dec 1695
||Rhode Island, United Statesper Carr Family, cited in Great Migration, below.
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Caleb Carr (1624 - 17 December 1695) was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, serving a very short term prior to his death by drowning. In 1635, at the age of 11, he sailed from England on the ship Elizabeth and Ann with his older brother Robert. Carr's name appears on a list of Newport freemen in 1655, and he began serving in a civil capacity the year prior when he became a commissioner. He served in this capacity for a total of six years between 1654 and 1662, and then served as deputy for 12 years from 1664 to 1690. During the years when he wasn't serving as deputy, he was an assistant, serving in this role for a total of ten years. From 1677 to 1678 he was the justice of the General Quarter Session and Inferior Court of Common Pleas.
Between 1658 and 1663 Carr purchased several large tracts of land on Conanicut Island (later becoming Jamestown), and following his death he willed this property to his sons. He owned a boat, and in 1671 he was paid four pounds for services rendered with the craft. In 1676 he bought the services of an Indian captive, for which he paid 12 bushels of Indian corn.
Carr became governor of the colony in 1695, and in this capacity he wrote to Governor Fletcher of New York in answer to a request for 48 men from Rhode Island to assist in the defense of New York. He agreed to either send the men, or some comparable assistance. Carr drowned late in 1695 and was buried in a family cemetery in Newport. He was succeeded as governor by Walter Clarke.
Carr had 11 children, seven by his first wife and four by his second, most of whom grew to maturity and married. His second wife, Sarah, was a daughter of former colonial President Jeremy Clarke and his wife Frances.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Carr, Caleb, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), Vol II p 11-16.
A fully developed biography of Caleb Carr. P. 16 cites his immigration from London at age 11 on the Elizabeth & Ann. thus born about 1624, but no confirmed date.
- ↑ Jamestown Land Evidence, in Alden G. Beaman. Rhode Island Genealogical Register. (The Rhode Island Genealogical Research Institute), 2:65, Oct 1979.
Caleb Carr of Newport, aged. Will dated 8 Mar 1694, proved 6 Jan 1696, pps. 90-93.
Wife Sarah. Sons: John, Nicholas, Caleb, Edward and Samuel; daughter Mary Paine wife of Thomas Paine. These children being children of unnamed first wife.
Children by wife Sarah: Sons: Francis and James both under age; Daughters: Sarah Carr and Elizabeth Carr both under age 18.
Grandson Job Carr son of Samuel Carr. Brother Robert Carr.
| The Elizabeth and Ann (1635)
|The Elizabeth and Ann, also known as the Eliza and Ann sailed in the spring of 1635. The passengers are found scattered amongst a number of entries in Hotten's Emigrant Ancestors.
|Sailed: ||May? 1635 from London, England under Master Roger Clapp
|Arrived: ||July? 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts
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