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John COGGESHALL

Male 1601 - 1648  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name John COGGESHALL 
    Christened 9 Dec 1601  Halstead, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112937078:1030:113090087 
    _FSFTID LBK8-DLF 
    _UID 672100BDF8A74E739BB7CD7291BAB1FA2C8B 
    Died 27 Nov 1648  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18207  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2012 

    Father John COGGESHALL,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann BUTTER,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F21159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary GOULD,   d. 8 Nov 1684, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Major John COGGESHALL,   b. 1620, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1708, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +2. Anne COGGESHALL,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Joshua COGGESHALL,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F8695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 9 Dec 1601 - Halstead, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1618 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 1648 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • First President of Providence Plantations, who died in office, 27 Nov., 1648.

      One of the founders of Rhode Island. In 1632, Coggeshall and his family joined the mass emigration of English Puritans to New England, sailing on the "Lyon" (the same ship which had brought over Roger Williams the year before) in 1632. The Coggeshalls first settled at Roxbury, but quickly moved to Boston, where by chance they became next-door neighbors to the Hutchinson family. Some time after moving to Boston, Coggeshall became an enthusiastic supporter of Anne Hutchinson, the controversial dissident minister and preacher. At her civil trial, Coggeshall spoke out in her defense and was of only three deputies to vote for her acquittal. Shortly after Hutchinson's banishment, Coggeshall was expelled from the General Court and in March 1638, was banished from Massachusetts himself. Working with Roger Williams, William Coddington, and others, Coggeshall helped purchased Aquidneck Island in 1638. Right before Coggeshall and the others moved, they first signed the Portsmouth Compact, which was the first document granting religious freedom in American history. Soon after, Coggeshall and the others founded the town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. However, a political dispute in the new town caused Coggeshall and others, including William Coddington, to leave for the southern half the island in 1639 to found Newport.