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Christopher Almy
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Birth: 1632
South Kilworth
Leicestershire, England
Death: Jan. 30, 1714
Portsmouth
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

Christopher Almy, eldest s. of William Almy and Audrey Barlow(e), b. circa 1632 at South Kilworth in Leicester, England. He sailed with his parents in April 1635 on the ABIGAIL of London, Richard Hackwell, Master ["Wm Almond, aged 34, Awdry Almond, aged 32, Annis Almy, aged 8, and Chri: Almie, aged 3"; Hotten's Original Lists, p. 93]. He
d. Jan. 20, 1712/13 at Newport, Rhode Island. His will dated Sept. 4, 1708, with codicil on Sept. 17, 1711, was proved Feb. 9, 1712/13 at Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

On July 9, 1661 at Portsmouth, RI, Christopher m. Elizabeth Cornell, dau. of Thomas Cornell & Rebecca Briggs, bapt. Jan. 15, 1636/37 at Saffron-Walden, Essex, England. She d. Jan. 12, 1713/14 at Portsmouth, RI.

Christopher was made a freeman of Portsmouth in 1658, but by 1667 he was one of many who purchased land at Monmouth County, New Jersey. On Mar. 1, 1668 [-69?] he was "Dedimas protestatem" and given authority to administer the oath of allegiance at Shrewsbury and Middletown at Monmouth County, in the Province of East Jersey. In 1675 under the privileges and rights granted Feb. 10, 1664/5 by "The Concessions and Agreements," Christopher, with wife and three servants, was entitled to a patent of 600 acres, and another 480 acres in the right of several others at Monmouth County. In a patent deed of Dec. 7, 1678 to "Master Cornelius Steenwyck of New York, merchant" for several lots at Middletown in Monmouth County, the land adjoined the lands of Christopher Almy. Finally on Nov. 10, 1681, in a deed from Simon Cooper, surgeon, of Ramsant's Point at Shrewsbury, to Col. Lewis Morris of Tinton Manor, for Ramsant's Point, the deed includes the statement the Point was "originally owned by Christopher Almy, now of Portsmouth, R.I., who conveyed it to the present grantor, to whom the property was confirmed by patent of Jan. 15, 1679-80." Shrewsbury on the south side of the Navesink (now called the Swimming) River outlet to the Atlantic Ocean, and Middletown on the north side of the river, were largely settled by the Society of Friends, or Quakers, many of whom were from Rhode Island as well as Dartmouth and Sandwich, Mass.

On Mar. 5, 1680/1, Christopher and seven others bought land at Pocasset in Bristol County, Mass., now the Town of Tiverton, Newport County, Rhode Island. By this time Christopher was politically active at Rhode Island. On Feb. 27, 1690/1 he was elected Governor of Rhode Island, but refused to serve other than as a Governor's Assistant. During 1691 he was deputy to the General Assembly from Portsmouth. In 1692 he was made captain of the Portsmouth militia. In 1693 Christopher was named as an agent of Rhode Island to England, and on Aug. 24, 1693 represented Rhode Island in a petition to Queen Mary.

Christopher's will names his wife, children, grandchildren, servants and lands at both Pocasset (now Tiverton) and New Jersey.

The children of Christopher Almy and Elizabeth Cornell, the first three b. prob. at Portsmouth, the rest at Monmouth County, NJ, are:

i. Sarah Almy, b. Apr. 17, 1662, d. before 1708 prob. at Dartmouth, Mass.; m. 1) Richard Cadman, s. of William and Elizabeth Cadman, and 2) Jonathan Merihew [now Mayhew as some would claim] of Dartmouth.

ii. Elizabeth Almy, b. Sept. 29, 1663, d. after 1712 prob. at Monmouth County, NJ; m. 1) John Morris of Passage Point, NJ, who was killed by a slave in 1695; 2) John Leonard, who d. in 1711 or 1712, s. Samuel and Sarah (Brooks) Leonard.

iii. William Almy, b. Oct. 27, 1665, d. testate betw. Apr. 29 and Aug. 3, 1747 at Tiverton, RI; m. 1) Deborah Cook, dau. of John Cook and Mary Borden of Portsmouth, and 2) Hope Borden.

iv. Ann Almy, b. Nov. 29, 1667; m. 1) Richard Durfee who d. at Portsmouth in 1700, s. Thomas and Deliverance (Tripp) Durfee; m. 2) Benjamin Jefferson.

v. Christopher Almy, b. Dec. 26, 1669; m. 1) Joanna Slocum Apr. 16, 1690 at Dartmouth, Mass., dau. of Giles and Anne (Lawton) Slocum, b. Aug. 9, 1672 at Dartmouth, Mass.; m. 2) the widow Mary (Palmer) Bryer.

vi. Rebecca Almy, b. Jan. 26, 1670/1, d. before 1708; m. Apr. 28, 1692 at Oyster Bay, NY, John Townsend, s. of Thomas Townsend.

vii. John Almy, b. in April 1673 and died in 5 weeks.

viii. Job, b. Oct. 10, 1675, d. Dec. 2, 1743; m. 1) Mar. 16, 1695/6 at Portsmouth, RI, Ann Lawton, dau. of Isaac Lawton and Elizabeth Tallman, b. Apr. 25, 1678. She d. Feb. 12, 1739/40; m. 2) Sept. 3, 1740 at Narragansett, RI, the widow Abigail (Remington) Gardner, who d. Mar. 6, 1763, dau. of John and Abigail (Richmond) Remington, formerly the widow of William Gardiner, Jr.

ix. A child, possibly named Catherine, born in 1676 and died young.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Almy (1601 - 1677)
  Audrey Barlow Almy (1606 - ____)
 
 Sibling:
  Ann Almy Greene (1628 - 1709)*
  Christopher Almy (1632 - 1714)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Maintained by: Don Blauvelt
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jun 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37957632
 

Rest well, dear Ninth Great Grandfather. You are in our hearts always.
- Bruce and Emily Adams
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012
Rest in Peace Grandfather
- Don Blauvelt
 Added: May. 25, 2012

- jaxxx*
 Added: Nov. 5, 2010
 
 
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