|Major John Coggeshall|
*Colonial Duty Governor of Rhode Island.
"2. King James II was deposed on Dec. 10, 1688. King William III and his wife, Queen Mary, were crowned as joint sovereigns of England on April 11, 1689. 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.
13. 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.
13. Vacant May 1689 – February 1690"(Years Major John Coggeshall was Duty Governor)" From
"John, b. say 1624; m. (1) Portsmouth or Newport 17 June 1647 Elizabeth Baulston (PoVR 1:32) (divorced 25 May 1655 (RICR 1:314, 319); m. (2) Dec. 1655 Patience Throckmorton; m. (3) 1 Oct. 1679 Mary (Hedge) Sturgis." From Great Migration Begins
"Major John had a farm in the southern part of Newport, which his father had formerly held. 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. Children: (by his fist wife) John, Elizabeth, William, (by his second wife) Freegift, James, Mary, Joseph, Rebecca, Patience, Benjamin, content, Content, (by his third wife) Joseph, Abraham, Samuel, and Elisha." From The Coggeshalls in America by Charles Pierce Coggeshall, Goodspeed & Co., 1930.