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Maj John Coggeshall
Birth: 1619
Death: Oct. 1, 1708
Rhode Island, USA

Colonial Duty Governor of Rhode Island.

"The governorship of Sir Edmund Andros was overthrown on April 18, 1689. On May 1, 1689, the Rhode Island Assembly met in Newport and ordered that the persons elected in May of 1686 should resume their offices. John Coggeshall resumed the office of Deputy Governor, but Walter Clarke did not resume the office of Governor that he had been elected to in 1686." He held many offices in the colony and was deputy governor, 1686 and 1689-90. He was several times treasurer and general assistant, and one of the petitioners to the new charter granted by Charles II in 1663. In May, 1684, two majors of militia were appointed, John Greene for the mainland and John Coggeshall for the island, hence his title. He was one of the five Rhode Island delegates to the first council held by Governor Andros. At the time of his death, his holdings had increased to five hundred ten acres. See
riinfo/governors#thirteentop References: Great Migration,p. 406 & 133-136. Vital Rec. of RI, Vol. 4, p. 14. NEHR, Oct. 95, pp. 361-373. Gen. of RI Families, Vol. I, pp. 219-225. Coggeshalls in America, p. 13. Ancestral Lines, pp. 64-65.

The Marriages of Major John Coggeshall (1619 - 1708)

The following is "US, New England Marriages Prior to 1700", pg. 181:

[Major] COGGESHALL, John married 1st Elizabeth BAULSTONE (she married 2nd Thomas GOULD) 17, June 1647. They [John & Elizabeth] divorced 25 May 1655. Portsmouth, RI.

COGGESHALL, John married 2nd Patience THROCKMORTON (1640 - 1676); Dec. 1655 in Newport, RI.

COGGESHALL, John married 3rd Mary (HEDGE) STURGES (widow of Samuel STURGES), 1 Oct. 1679, in Yarmouth [RI ? ]

This is my direct ancestor.

Family links: 
  John Coggeshall (1601 - 1647)
  Mary Coggeshall (1604 - 1684)
  Patience Throckmorton Coggeshall (1640 - 1676)
  Elizabeth Baulston Coggeshall Gould (1628 - 1700)*
  Mary Hedge Coggeshall (1649 - 1731)*
  John Coggeshall (1650 - 1706)*
  Freegift Coggeshall (1659 - 1728)*
  James Coggeshall (1660 - 1712)*
  Mary Coggeshall Bull (1662 - 1699)*
  Patience Coggeshall Rathbun (1669 - 1747)*
  Benjamin Coggeshall (1673 - 1739)*
  Abraham Coggeshall (1683 - 1758)*
  John Coggeshall (1619 - 1708)
  Joshua Coggeshall (1623 - 1689)*
  Ann Coggeshall Easton (1626 - 1687)*
  Joshua Coggeshall (1626 - 1689)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Married to Elizabeth Baulston
Coggeshall Cemetery
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
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Honoring my 10th great grandfather. Rest in eternal peace.
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