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Simon Ray, III
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1638
Suffolk, England
Death: Mar. 17, 1737
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

Simon was the son of Simon Ray III & Mary Norman. He married Mary Thomas. To this union, 4 children were born:


Simon Ray and his stepfather Peter George were among the original purchasers of Block Island, in 1660. In the early years of the settlement, he and James Sands were the most prominent people on the island. In 1687/8 he was appointed a justice of the General Quarter Sessions and the Inferior Court of Common Pleas at Newport.

He was a magistrate and prominent land owner ABT 1660 Block Island, Newport, RI

Is erected to the Memory
of SIMON RAY Efquire
One of the original Proprietors
of this Ifland
He was largely concerned
In setling the Townfhip
And was one of the chief Magiftrates
and such was his Benevolence
That besides the care which he took
Of their civil Intrefts
He frequently inftructed them
In the more important Concerns
Of our Holy Religion
He was deprived of his Eyefight many Years
Cheerfully fubmitting to the will of God
His Life bein in this trying Inftance
As in all others
A Lovely Example of Chriftian Virtue
He died on the 17th of March 1737
In the 102th Year of his Age.

Common Burying Ground
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: Beca
Record added: Aug 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40797915
Simon Ray, III
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 Added: Aug. 17, 2009

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