Person:Richard Waterman (4)

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Name Richard Waterman
Gender Male
Birth? 1590 Nayland, Suffolk, England
Alt Birth? 1606 England
Marriage 1625 to Bethia Unknown
Death? 26 OCT 1673 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  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), 4:432-433.

    "Came in the fleet with Higginson 1629, sent by the Gov. and Comp. as an expert hunter, and he k. a wolf in July 1632, had Nathaniel, bapt. 20 Aug 1637, and two other ch. in July 1638, whose names do not appear, as the f. had bec. heretic, and in Mar of that yr. had liberty to follow Rober Williams to Providene, and there was nam. the twelfth among the grantees of his settlem. Prob. Joseph, and certain. Resolved were also his s. and perhaps he had more; ds. were Mehitable and Waiting. Disagree. with some of Williams's friends, he join. from Miantonomo, planting place on the W. shore of Narraganset, now Warwick, and suffer. by monstrous injustice from Mass. in 1643. Yet, tho. some of his est. was confisc. at the Court in Oct. 1643, he got off better than most of his fellow misbelievers wh. narrow. escap. sentence of death, still he was bound to appear in May foll. See Winth. II. 146-8. At the Gen. Ct. in May next " being found erroneous, heretical, and obstinate, it was agreed that he should be detain. prisoner till the Quarter Ctt. in the 7th mo. unless five of he magistr. do find cause to send him away; wh. if they do, it is order. that he shall not ret. within this not ret. within this jurisdict. upon pain of death," as the Col. Rec. II. 73 says; as also Felt's Ann. II. 579; but in his Eccles. Hist. I. 558, the tender heart of the writer prevail. over his judgm. to suppress the last words. Yet even an Ecclesiast. Hist. should not be afraid of the truth. He was ch. offic. of the milit. call. col. and d. 28 Oct 1673. His wid. mo. of the ch. Bethia, d. 3 Dec 1680. Mehitable m. a Fenner. Of the tradit. of his coming in the Lion with Roger Williams Feb. 1631, no respect is felt, but its origin may easily be referr. to the subordinate truth that he was one of the first sett. at Providence, with R. W. tho. he was earlier than him at Salem."

  2.   Richard Waterman, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    REMOVES: Providence 1638, Warwick about 1666, Providence about 1670
    BIRTH: By about 1605 based on estimated date of marriage.
    DEATH: Providence 26 October 1673 [ RIVR 7:128].
    MARRIAGE: By about 1630 Bethia _____. She died at Providence on 3 December 1680 [ Waterman Gen 3:3, citing an unknown source].

  3.   Richard Waterman, in Find A Grave.
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