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||William Arnold migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Horatio G. Somersby compiled a false genealogy of the Arnold family, which was published in NEHGR, vol. 33, pp. 432-38, immediately after a better-sourced article entitled "Early Records of the Arnold Family." NEHGR 33: 427, was published. Somersby's errors (intentional or otherwise) are discussed in "The Parentage of William Arnold and Thomas Arnold of Providence, R.I.," in NEHGR, vol. 69 (1915), pp. 64-69: William Arnold's father is proven to be Nicholas Arnold, not Thomas (as Somersby claimed).
There is more information on William the immigrant. Information can be found in Anderson's Great Migration and Wikipedia has an article. There are probably other books such as The Arnold Record written on the family.
In the spring of 1635, William and Christian Arnold packed up their bags and their four children and left Ilchester, England. They caught an unidentified ship from Dartmouth on May 1, 1635. They sailed across the ocean to a new World. Landing in New England, America on June 24, 1635,
He settled first at Hingham, Massachusetts, where he was granted a houselot 18 Sept 1635.
William was an original Proprietor of the Providence Plantation. “Memr. We came to Providence to Dwell the 20th of April, 1636. per me Bennedict Arnold."
Roger Williams sold to William and others the land on 8 of the 8th month 1638 (8 Oct 1838).
"Memorandum yt I Roger Williams haveing formerly purchassed | of | Caunounicus, & Miantenomue this our scituation, or plantation of New providence, viz the Two ffresh Rivers Wanasquatuckett & Mooshausick, and ye ground & Meadowes thereupon; Jn Consideration of Thirtie poundes received from the Jnhabetantes of the saide place, doe freely, & ffully passe grant & make over Equall Right and power of Enjoyeing & dispossing the same groundes & Landes unto my Lo: ffriends & neighbors Stukley Westcoot; Wm Arnold; Thomas James; Robert Cole: John Greene; John Throckmorton: Wm Harris: Wm Carpenter: Tho: Olney, ffrancis Weston, Rich: Waterman: Ezechiell Holliman: and such others as the Major part of us shall admitt into the same ffelloshipp of Voate with us. "
He was the first Englishman to settle what is now Cranston, where he erected his home about a mile north of the Pawtuxet Falls. He was quickly followed by others who also settled in the fertile meadows of the Pawtuxet River.
Death: Between 24 May 1675, when he drew a second division lot and 3 November 1677, when his son Benedict was eldest son and heir of William Arnold late of Pautuxett in the said Colony deceased
Presidents James A. Garfield, George H. W. and George W. Bush, Sen. Stephen A. Douglas, Commodores Oliver Hazard Perry and Matthew Calbraith Perry, Gen. Benedict Arnold, social reformer Rev. Adin Ballou, and Gail Borden (founder of Borden Inc.) are descendants.
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On 21 Nov 2018 at 18:17 GMT Gerald Jones wrote:
On 28 Sep 2017 at 02:01 GMT James Stewart wrote:
On 28 Sep 2017 at 01:53 GMT James Stewart wrote:
On 28 Sep 2017 at 01:52 GMT James Stewart wrote:
The Arnold memorial; William Arnold of Providence and Pawtuxet, 1587-1675, and a genealogy of his descendants, compiled by Elisha Stephen Arnold. Main Author: Arnold, Elisha Stephen, 1843- Other Authors: Arnold, Fred Augustus, 1841-1926. Language(s): English Published: Rutland, Vt., The Tuttle Pub. Co., 1935.
(I have also added this potential new--as a Comment--on Stephen Arnold's WikiTree page.)
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