Person:Stukely Westcott (2)

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Stukely Westcott
m. 1587
  1. Daniel Wescott - 1702
  2. William Wescott - 1683
  3. Richard Wescott1588 - 1651
  4. Stukely Westcott1592 - 1676
m. 5 OCT 1619
  1. Robert Westcott1618 - 1675
  2. Damaris Westcott1620/21 - AFT 1678
  3. Samuel Westcott1622 - 1637
  4. Mercy Wescott1631 - 1700
  5. Amos Westcott1631 - 1685
  6. Jeremiah WestcottABT 1633 - 1686
Facts and Events
Name Stukely Westcott
Gender Male
Birth? 1592 Somerset, England
Alt Birth? 1592 Marwood Parish, Devonshire, England
Marriage 5 OCT 1619 Yeovil, Somerset, EnglandSt. John's Church
to Julianna Marchant
Death[3] 12 JAN 1676/1677 Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island
Other? Salem, MassachusettsArrival


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Stukeley Westcott (1592 – 12 January 1677) was one of the founding settlers of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and one of the original members of the first Baptist Church in America, established by Roger Williams in 1638. Coming to New England from the town of Yeovil in Somerset, England, he first settled in Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, but difficulties with the authorities prompted him to join Roger Williams in settling near the Narragansett Bay in 1638 at Providence. He remained there for a few years, but in 1648 he was recorded as an inhabitant of Warwick, probably having settled there several years earlier. He was most active in colonial affairs from 1650 to 1660 when he was a commissioner, surveyor of highways, and the keeper of a house of entertainment. His highest offices held were as an Assistant in 1653 and much later as a deputy to the General Court in 1671 when he was almost 80 years old. He made his will on 12 January 1677, dying the same day with the will unsigned, leaving his affairs in limbo for the following two decades.


Do not know who his father was for sure, his ancestry here is guesswork.

In memoranda made in April, 1656, by Benedict Arnold and found among his old family papers, stated: " My father (William Arnold) and his family sett sayle from Dartmouth in Old England, the first of May, Friday & arrived in New England (Thursday) June 24, 1635. On board was Stukely Westcott 48 of Yeovil, and his wife with children Robert, Damaris, Samuel 13, Amos 4, Mercy and Jeremiah. That Benedict, then twenty years of age, should have singled out the Westcott's to mention in his memoranda, may be safely explained by his promising friendship with Damaris Westcott, then about fifteen years old, and who later became his wife.

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References
  1.   Bullock book on Stukely Westcott, and also some records from LDS family history files. Additional information from http://www.ctol.net/~billw/wescott.html.
  2.   Where Roots Entwine.
  3. Stukeley Westcott, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
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