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Deputy Governor Thomas FRY

Male 1666 - 1748  (82 years)


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  • Name Thomas FRY 
    Prefix Deputy Governor 
    Born 1666  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Thomas Frye 
    _AMTID 110112930412:1030:113090087 
    _UID ACC96989DDE74490B45509E1A42FEA6A1924 
    Died 3 Sep 1748  East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11498  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2012 

    Father Thomas FRYE,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary GRIFFEN,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F21204  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Welthyan GREENE,   b. 23 Jan 1670, Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1 Feb 1688 
    Children 
    +1. Thomas FRY, Jr.,   b. 16 Feb 1691,   d. 1782  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Mary FRY,   b. 24 Jun 1693,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. John FRY,   b. 31 Oct 1695,   d. 6 Sep 1753  (Age 57 years)
     4. Elizabeth FRY,   b. 7 Dec 1697,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Welthian FRY,   b. 27 Jul 1700,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. Hannah FRY,   b. 31 Mar 1702,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ruth FRY,   b. 3 Jan 1704,   d. 4 Feb 1755  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F5748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1666 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Sep 1748 - East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Deputy-Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1727-1729. The son of Thomas and Mary Frye of Newport and East Greenwich in the Rhode Island colony, he was a glazier by trade. He became a freeman of East Greenwich in 1690, aged about 24, and began a long career of civil service in 1696 when he became a deputy, serving in that role during most years over a period of three and a half decades. From 1698 to 1704 he was Justice of the Peace, he later served as Clerk of the Assembly for several years, and he was Speaker of the House of Deputies for ten years between 1713 and 1730. In 1707 he was appointed one of the commissioners to settle with Massachusetts the northern boundary of Rhode Island, and two years later he was appointed to a committee to run lines between the two colonies. In 1715, he and Andrew Harris were appointed by the Assembly to transcribe and to prepare for the press all the laws of the colony, and in 1719 he was allowed ten pounds for his efforts to get the laws printed.