Person:John Lippitt (1)

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  1. John Lippitt1597 - 1667
m. 1639
  1. Mary Lippitt1642/43 - 1718
  2. Moses Lippittabt 1645 - 1703/04
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Name John Lippitt
Gender Male
Birth? 1597 England
Marriage 1639 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United Statesto Martha Green
Death? 1667 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

Settled first at Salem, circa 1635 and came with Roger Williams to Rhode Island. Assigned a house and six acre lots in Rhode Island in 1638 as one of the original settlers. Signature appears on the "Agreement for a Form of Government" on 27 July 1640 and was chosen with nine others by the Town of Providence to meet with Commissioners from the other three towns to form a government under the Charter, 16 May 1647.

  1.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 3:97.

    JOHN, early a townsman of Providence, and aft. freem. at Warwick 1655, bad, perhaps, Nathaniel, certain. John, Moses, and Joseph, prob. Rebecca, wh. m. 2 Feb. 1665, Joseph Howard, and next, 19 Mar. 1669, Francis Budlong; yet Joseph and Nathaniel a. perhaps early.

Founders of Providence, Rhode Island
Roger Williams was exiled from Massachusetts Bay in June 1636 for his religious beliefs. He settled the area now known as Providence with a few others, and two years in 1638 purchased it from the Narragansett. He then deeded 12/13 of it to twelve other religious dissenters known as the "Original Proprietors." There also exists in City Hall in Providence a manuscript that purports to show the lands of the first settlers, as originally allotted. It is undated, but appears to have been created before about 1650.
First Comers with Williams: William Arnold, John Smith, William Harris, Francis Wickes, and possibly Joshua Verin and Thomas Angell
Original Proprietors: Stukely Westcott, William Arnold, William Carpenter, John Greene, Thomas James, Robert Cole, William Harris, Thomas Olney, John Throckmorton, Francis Weston, Richard Waterman and Ezekiel Holliman.
Other early landowners (from south to north): Robert Williams - Christopher Unthank - William Hawkins - Robert West - Hugh Bewitt - John Lippitt - Matthew Weston - Edward Hart - Thomas Hopkins - Widow Sayer - Widow Tiler - Nicholas Power - William Wickenden - William Man - William Burrow - Adam Goodwin - Thomas Harris - Joshua Winsor - John Field - William Field - Richard Scott - George Rickard - John Warner - Chad Brown - Daniel Abbott - William Reynods - John Sweet - Alice Daniels - Widow Reeve - Benedict Arnold - John Greene Jr. - Edward Manton - Thomas Painter - Matthew Waller - Gregory Dexter
Resources: History of the State of Rhode Island - Lands and Houses of the First Settlers of Providence

Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island   Parent Towns: Boston   Daughter Towns: Newport