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Governor Nicholas EASTON

Male 1593 - 1675  (82 years)

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  • Name Nicholas EASTON 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 1593  Lymington, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112971054:1030:113090087 
    _UID 3D5592ED347141AA98D38D9AEF74F7F07D6A 
    Died 15 Aug 1675  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51424  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2012 

    +1. Peter EASTON,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21079  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1593 - Lymington, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1675 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • An early colonial President and Governor of Rhode Island. Born in Hampshire, England, he lived in the towns of Lymington and Romsey before immigrating to New England with his two sons in 1634. Once in the New World, he lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony towns of Ipswich, Newbury, and Hampton. Being attracted to the teachings of the dissident ministers John Wheelwright and Anne Hutchinson, he was disarmed in 1637, and then banished from the Massachusetts colony the following year. Along with many other Hutchinson supporters, he settled in Portsmouth on Aquidneck Island, later a part of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. He was in Portsmouth for about a year when he and eight others signed an agreement to create a plantation elsewhere on the island, establishing the town of Newport.