|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 http://www.sec.state.ri.us/library/
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.
This is my direct ancestor.
John Coggeshall (1601 - 1647)
Mary Gould 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)*
Note: Married to Elizabeth Baulston
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Linda
Record added: Jun 02, 2005
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