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Governor William BRENTON

Male 1610 - 1674  (64 years)


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  • Name William BRENTON 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 1610  Hammersmith, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _AMTID 110112973134:1030:113090087 
    _FSFTID LHQS-N68 
    _UID 970D2E885FF44C6B885F15CFC9F37F88F22F 
    Died 1674  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I53693  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2013 

    Father William BRENTON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F9157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dorothy,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1634 
    Children 
     1. Barnabas BRENTON,   c. 24 Jan 1635, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F24311  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha BURTON,   d. 1673, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1644 
    Children 
     1. Martha BRENTON,   b. 1644,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Mary BRENTON,   b. 1646,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Elizabeth BRENTON,   b. 1648,   d. 17 Oct 1694, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     4. Sarah BRENTON,   b. 1650,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mehitable BRENTON,   b. 28 Nov 1652, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1676, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     6. Jahleel BRENTON,   b. 15 Nov 1655, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1732, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. William BRENTON,   b. 1657,   d. 1697  (Age 40 years)
     8. Abigail BRENTON,   b. 1659,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Ebenezer BRENTON,   b. 1662,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1610 - Hammersmith, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1674 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • A colonial President, Deputy Governor, and Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and an early settler of Portsmouth and Newport in the Rhode Island colony.

      -- MERGED NOTE ------------

      A colonial Governor of Rhode Island and early settler of Newport, Rhode Island.

      Brenton born in Britain in the early 17th century. The Brentons were a wealthy and connected family during the reign of Charles I and were from Hammersmith, England. Upon removing to New England, William Brenton served as a representative in Boston. He later served as Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island and president of the colony between 1660 and 1661, and governor under the charter from Charles II from 1666 to 1669. Brenton was originally granted based upon the acres he surveyed, and therefore received large tracts of land. Brenton surveyed and planned much of Newport and built a large house near the site of modern day Fort Adams. Brenton eventually became a Quaker. Brenton died in Newport, Rhode Island in 1674. Brenton's Point and Brenton's Reef are named after him.