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Joshua Coggeshall
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Birth: 1626
Harwich, England
Death: Mar. 1, 1689
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

The son of JOHN & MARY COGGESHALL, he came to Boston in 1630 with his parents who removed to Providence, RI.
Unlike his parents who joined the Boston Church originally, Joshua was a Quaker and listed as an origial member of the Society of Friends. Occassionally the meetings were held at his house at Portsmouth.
He married (1) JOAN WEST on December 22, 1652 (Vital Records of RI) at the house of his brother-in-law, Peter Easton in Newport, and he married (2) Rebecca Russell, a Quakeress from Hawkshead, Lancashire, England. His widow, Rebecca, married Thomas Hartford & moved to Lewes, Delaware.

He purchased about 200 acres of land near the boundary of Newport & Portsmouth where he built his home. After his death, the land was divided among his three sons, Daniel, JOHN (my ancestor), and Joshua in equal portions. Pictures of the three houses built by the sons can be seen in "The Coggeshalls in America : genealogy of the descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport." The family cemetery was not far from Joshua's old house.

Joshua Coggeshall was elected deputy to the General Assembly in October, 1664, October, 1666, May, 1668, June, 1670, October, 1670, May, 1671, and March, 1672. He was Assistant of the Court in 1677, when the Will of William Almy was proven. 
Family links: 
  John Coggeshall (1601 - 1647)
  Mary Coggeshall (1604 - 1684)
  Joane West Coggeshall (1629 - 1676)
  Humility Coggeshall Greene (1671 - ____)*
  John Coggeshall (1619 - 1708)*
  Joshua Coggeshall (1623 - 1689)*
  Joshua Coggeshall (1626 - 1689)
  Ann Coggeshall Easton (1626 - 1687)*
*Calculated relationship
John Coggeshall Cemetery
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37970626

My 10th great grandmother
- Patticlogger
 Added: Apr. 5, 2014
9th great grandfather
- Richard Hornsby
 Added: Jan. 4, 2014
In rememberance of my 8th GGF. Father of Thomas Coggeshall. RIP
- Sharon (Anthony) Connors
 Added: Dec. 3, 2013
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