Person:Pardon Tillinghast (4)

m. 26 Nov 1622
  1. Pardon TillinghastCal 1622 - 1717/18
  2. John Tillinghast1623 -
  3. Sarah Tillinghast1627 -
  4. Benjamin Tillinghast1629 -
  5. Anne Tillinghast1630 -
  6. Alice Tillinghast1631 -
  7. Charles Tillinghast1634 -
  • HPardon TillinghastCal 1622 - 1717/18
  • WLydia Taber1640 - 1718
  1. Lydia Tillinghast1665 - 1707
  2. Pardon Tillinghast1667/68 - 1743
  3. Phillip Tillinghast, Esq.1669 - 1731/32
  4. Benjamin Tillinghast, Sr.1671/72 - 1726
  5. Abigail Tillinghast1673/74 - 1744
  6. Joseph Tillinghast, Sr1677 - 1763
  7. Mercy Tillinghast1680 - 1769
  8. Hannah Tillinghast1682 - Aft 1730
  9. Elizabeth Tillinghast1685 - 1750
m. 1654
  1. Sarah Tillinghast1654 - 1671
  2. John Tillinghast1657 - 1690
  3. Mary Tillinghast1659 - Aft 1715
Facts and Events
Name Pardon Tillinghast
Gender Male
Birth[2] Cal 1622 Near Beachy Head, Sussex, England
Alt Birth? 2 Jan 1621/22 Streat, Sussex, England
Alt Birth? 16 Apr 1622 Seven Cliffs, Beachy Head, Sussex, England
Alt Birth? 2 Jan 1625
Emigration[3] 1643 Alfriston, Sussex, England
Immigration[3] 1643 Connecticut, United States
Residence[3] 1645 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Marriage 1654 Providence, Rhode Island, United Statesto Sarah Butterworth
Alt Marriage 16 Feb 1663/64 Providence, Providence, RIto Lydia Taber
Military? Served In Cromwell's Army
Occupation? Baptist Minister And Shop Keeper
Other? 1688, 1691, 1693-1697 Member Of Town Council
Other? 1672, 1680, 1690, 1694, 1697, 1700 Deputy To The General Assembly
Death[1] 29 Jan 1717/18 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Burial[2] Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United StatesTillinghast Lot
Reference Number? Q7136595?
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BIOGRAPHY: List of Members of the First Baptist Church in Providence with Biographical Sketches Providence: W.M. Brown - Market Square 1832 Page 9 Rev. Pardon Tillinghast was next in office. He was born at Seven-cliffe, near Beachy Head in Old England, about the year 1662. He came to Providence by way of Connecticut, in the year 1645, and was of the Particular Baptist denomination, and remarkable for his piety and plain dress. At his own expense he built the first meeting-house, about the year 1700, on a spot of ground towards the north end of the town; having the main street for the front, and the river to the back. A larger house was erected in its place in 1718. He was buried in his own lot, towards the south end of the town; and which is still continued as the burial place of the family.

The following information from Dick Bentley 3-5-03 LBM

TILLINGHAST, Pardon (1622-1718), from Eng. to Providence, R.I., ca. 1643, where built at own expense, 1st Bapt. church in America, and gave it to the society; pastor 40 years; dep. Gen. Ct 1672, 80, 94, 97, 1700; m 2d Lydia Taber. From: ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus Vol. I, 1925 , F. A. VIRKUS & COMPANY

PARDON TILLINGHAST was born at Seven Cliffs, Sussex, Eng., 1622, and died at Providence, R. I., January 29, 1718. He was the most prominent merchant of his day, and a very useful citizen, being Deputy six years, and Overseer of the Poor, a member of the Town Council, etc. In 1681 he became the pastor of the First Baptist Church, the building for which, as well as the land, he is said to have given. He married Lydia, the daughter of Philip and Lydia (Masters) Taber, on April 16, 1664, and died 1718. Issue, among others: Mercy, who married NICHOLAS POWER III., and a son: PHILIP TILLINGHAST, born at Providence, R. I., October, 1669, and died March 14, 1732, was a wealthy merchant, and took part actively in public life. He joined Captain Gallup's expedition against Canada, 1690; was a Deputy for twelve terms, Assistant to the Governor 1714, and a member of the Town Council for eleven years. His wife was Martha, the daughter of Jonathan and Sarah (Borden) Holmes, and they were married May 3, 1692. She was born 1675, and died March 10, 1729. Their daughter Anne, married her cousin, NICHOLAS POWER IV. From: Ancestral Records and Portraits vol.1 The Grafton Press. New York. 1910. This book is a compilation from the archives of chapter I, of the Colonial Dames of America.


Pardon Tillinghast, b. 1622, at Seven Cliffs, Sussex Co., England. He served in Cromwell's Army. Came to Providence abt. 1646. He was Deputy 1672-1700. Member of Town Council 1688-1707. April 14, 1711, he deeded his house called the Baptist meeting house, "situated between the Town Street and salt water, together with the lot whereon said meeting house standeth, to the Church and their successors, for the Christian love, good will and affection which I bear to the Church of Christ in said Providence, the which I am in fellowship with, and have the care of as being elder of said Church."

He d. Jan. 29, 1718. His will, proved Feb. 11, 1718, says: "I do bequeath my life and spirit into the hands of the Fountain of life and Father of spirits, from whom I have received it, and my body to the dust from whence it came, in hope of a resurrection to eternal life."

Inventory,1,542, 4s. 3d. He was buried in his own lot at the south end of the town. He m. (2nd) April 16, 1664, Lydia, dau. of Philip and Lydia (Masters) Taber.

Bowler, N. P. Record of the descendants of Charles Bowler. Forman-Bassett-Hatch Co. Cleveland, OH. 1905.[Desc Pardon Elisha Tillinghast from 2523840.ged]

  1. Providence Deaths, in Arnold, James N. Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636–1850: First series, births, marriages and deaths. A family register for the people. (Narragansett Hist. Publ. Co., 1891)

    TILLINGHAST, Pardon (merchant), (*2-27, *4-104), [died] Jan. 29, 1717-8.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Rev Pardon Tillinghast, Jr, in Find A Grave.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 6. Isabel Sayles, in White, Dorothy Higson, and Kay Kirlin Moore. Descendants of Roger Williams. (East Greenwich, Rhode Island: Roger Williams Family Association, c1991- (Baltimore : Gateway Press))
    Book III; p. 12.

    Pardon Tillinghast immigrated from Alfriston, England, in 1643, arriving first at Connecticut. He came to Providence Plantation in 1645, and received a grant of 25 acres "19th of the 11th month".

  4. Built The 1st Baptist Church In America At His Own Expense