Person:Robert Carr (1)

m. 2 Sep 1613
  1. Robert Carr1614 - Aft 1694
  2. Gov. Caleb Carr1616 - 1695
  3. Richard Carr1620 - 1695
  4. Andrew Carr1622 -
m. Est 1651
  1. Esek CarrAbt 1650 - 1744
  2. Caleb Carr1657 - 1700
Facts and Events
Name Robert Carr
Gender Male
Birth? 4 Oct 1614 Greater London, England
Marriage Est 1651 Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesto Elizabeth Lawton
Death[2] Aft 8 Mar 1694 Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Robert came to America with his brother Caleb, on the ship "Elizabeth Ann", commanded by CPT. Roger Cooper which sailed from London May 9, 1635. On this shipping record is listed: "Caleb Carr, aged 19; and Robert Carr, aged 21, described as a "tayler", sailed for New England, on 9th of May, 1635,on the Elizabeth Ann". Both brothers were minors who were sent to America after the death of their parents to live with their uncle William, who had previously settled in Bristol, R.I. A few years later the two brothers settled in Newport, R.I. They were both freemen of Newport (Records of National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Rhode Island, pg 92 in Rhode Island Manual) Robert was admitted as an inhabitant in Portsmouth, Feb.2 1, 1639, and a freeman in Newport, March 16, 1641. He was one of the original purchasers of the island of Conanicut (now known as Jamestown) in Narragansett Bay,of the Indians, which contained property in Newport. Both Robert and Caleb were close associates of William Coddington who came from Boston, Linclonshire, England, as one of the original members of the Mass. Bay Company in 1629 and was a leading merchant in Boston, Mass. during this period. Early in 1637, a group of people led by William Coddington left Boston because of religious differences. They went to Providence and conferred with Roger Williams as to settling in those parts. With the active aid of Mr. Williams, the group purchased from the Indians the large island of Aquidnick and immediately founded the town of Pacassit (later called Portsmouth). In 1639, William Coddington and a small group of leading men removed to the south end of the island to lay out a new settlement, Newport. Robert embraced the religion of the Society of Friends and was known as a Quaker. His will was dated April 20, 1681.

From:"Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors" page 46:CARR,ROBERT (1614-1681) R.I. m. Elizabeth. Landowner Some information from Elizabeth Marren Perinchief, Certified Genealogist, 225 High St., Mt. Holly, NJ.,Phone # 609-267-1122, in letter dated 20 Nov 1990, to Janet H. Augustyn, 306 Douglas Drv., West Chester, PA., 19380.

  1.   Banks, Charles Edward. The Planters of the Commonwealth: a study of the emigrants and emigration in colonial times, to which are added lists of passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony, the ships which brought them, their English homes, and the places of their settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1930).
  2. Mentioned in will of brother Caleb Carr, 8 Mar 1694.
The Elizabeth and Ann (1635)
The Elizabeth and Ann, also known as the Eliza and Ann sailed in the spring of 1635. The passengers are found scattered amongst a number of entries in Hotten's Emigrant Ancestors.
Sailed: May? 1635 from London, England under Master Roger Clapp
Arrived: July? 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts

Joseph Alsop - Thomas Alsop - Baker family - Gamaliell Beomont - John Birden - Grace Bulkley - Robert Carr - Sara Cartrack - Clement Chaplin - James Cobbet - Josias Cobbet - William Courser - Henry Curtis - Thomas Dane - Eaton family - Joseph Faberr - Elizabeth Fabin - Richard Goard - Amivell Hall - O. Halsey - Robert Hans - Robert Hawkins - Thomas Hedhall or Hedsall - John Holloway - Thomas Hubbard - Percy King - Henry Jackson - Robert Jefferies family - Thomas Lord family - Morecock children - Oldham children - George Orris - George Parker - Thomas Pond - Vincen Potter - William Read - William Samond - Richard Sanpson - Nicholas Sension - Robert Standy - Christopher Stanley - William Swayne - M. Swynden - Jo. Thomson - John Whitney family - Washburn family - Edmund Weston - Richard White - Andrey Whitton - Henry Wilkinson - George Wylde - John Wylie

Resources: Transcription of records from Hotten Founders of New England (NEHGR)