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John Oldham
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Birth: Jul., 1592
Derby, England
Death: Jul., 1636
Rhode Island, USA

Baptized at All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, 14 July 1592, son of William "Ouldam." Came to Plymouth Colony in 1623 on the "Anne." Died in July 1636 off shore near Block Island in the Indian territory that was about to become Rhode Island.
John Oldham, a trader by occupation, was a fascinating personality, with many talents, and the ability to influence others, both favorably and unfavorably. During his time in New England, totalling not much more than a decade, he managed to involve himself in three important episodes in early Massachusetts history: the revolt of the Reverend JOHN LYFORD and others against the Pilgrims at Plymouth; conflict with the Massachusetts Bay Company over its patent; and his death at the hands of the Indians in 1636, which precipitated the Pequot War.
Married, by 1623, _____ (_____) Bridges, mother of WILLIAM BRIDGES , later seen at Watertown and Charlestown; her date of death is unknown. "...his wife and family had liberty to stay all winter or longer." She may have predeceased her husband, since no provision was made for her in his estate proceedings. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  wife Bridges Oldham
 
Burial:
Body lost at sea
 
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34763833
 

 
 
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