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Thomas Hazard
b.1608-1610
d.aft 6 Aug 1677 Portsmouth, Rhode Island
m. abt 1628
  1. Elizabeth HazardABT 1630 - 1711
  2. Robert Hazard1635 - Aft 1710
  3. Hannah Hazard1637 - 1685
  4. Martha Hazardabt 1641 - 1676
m. AFT MAY 1675
Facts and Events
Name[1] Thomas Hazard
Gender Male
Birth[4] 1608-1610
Marriage abt 1628 to Martha Unknown, 1st wife of Thomas Hazard
Marriage AFT MAY 1675 prob. Portsmouth, Rhode Islandto Martha , wife of Thomas Sheriff, Thomas Hazard, Lewis Hues
Death[4] aft 6 Aug 1677 Portsmouth, Rhode Island


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Thomas Hazard (1610 - after 1677) was one of the nine founding settlers of Newport on Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island) in the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. He settled in Boston and Portsmouth before settling Newport, but later returned to Portsmouth. His descendants include Commodores Oliver Hazard Perry and Matthew C. Perry and three colonial Rhode Island deputy governors.

References
  1. Allen, Luther Prentice. The genealogy and history of the Shreve family from 1641. (Greenfield, Ill.: Priv. print., 1901), p. 17-21 (citing Austin's Dictionary of Rhode Island).

    Martha's second husband, Thomas Hazard made a declaration (just after her husband's death 1675, May 29): "This is to satisfy all men, whom it may any way concern, whereas there is a promise of matrimony betwixt Thomas Hazard and Martha Sheriff, yet I the foresaid Thomas Hazard do take the said Martha Sheriff for her own person, without having anything to do with her estate or with any thing that is hers" &c.

  2.   Thomas Hazard, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  3.   Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963), pg 361.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas Hazard, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Origin: Unknown. Migration 1635, based on Boston church admission 22 May 1636. First Residence: Boston. Newport by 1639, Portsmouth by 1651.
    Birth: Abt 1610 (deposed 16 Oct 1674 "aged 64 years" [Austin 320], but this makes him only 18 at the oldest when his son Robert was born)
    Death: Aft 6 Aug 1677 [RILE 153]

Founders of Newport, Rhode Island
Newport was founded in 1639. Its eight founders and first officers left Portsmouth, Rhode Island after a political fallout with Anne Hutchinson and her followers. As part of the agreement, William Coddington and his followers took control of the southern side of the island. They were soon joined by Nicholas Easton, who had recently been expelled from Massachusetts for holding heretical beliefs. The settlement soon grew to be the largest of the four original towns of Rhode Island. Many of the first colonists in Newport quickly became Baptists, and in 1640 the second Baptist congregation in Rhode Island was formed under the leadership of John Clarke. Portsmouth and Newport later united with Providence and Warwick in 1654 as the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
Original Founders: Nicholas Easton - William Coddington - John Clarke - John Coggeshall - William Brenton - Jeremy Clark - Thomas Hazard - Henry Bull

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

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