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 John Coggeshall

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John Coggeshall

  • Birth 9 Dec 1601 Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
  • Death 27 Nov 1647 Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 11077857

Colonial President (Governor). "Chosen moderator of the first meeting under the charter for the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and then at the same meeting elected president, May 1647." (From Great Migration Begins) He was buried on his own land in Newport, where his descendants have erected a monument to his memory, and enclosed the little family burial ground with a neat and substantial stone wall. It is situated on Coggeshall Avenue, near Victoria Avenue.


Dec. 9, 1601 is not his birth date. It is the date of his baptism. (From "The Coggeshalls of America")

He is my direct ancestor.

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This was sent by Bev Anderson --
I have a copy of Ancestors and Kin by Robert Walden Coggeshall. John Coggeshall, son of John Coggeshall "the Younger" and his wife, Anne Butter, was baptized at Halstead, Essex, England on 9 December 1601. From additional info on John's parents and the rest of the family, they lived at or near Castle Hedingham, Essex, England, which is near the town of Halstead.

It was Anne Butter Coggeshall's will, dated 16 April 1645 (found by Henry FitzGilbert Waters) that mentions her son, John Coggeshall 'now dwelling in New England' and the names of John's children that tied the president to his mother and father. Some of this info is in old publications (NEHGR, for one) and available for free downloads on Google books.


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Gravesite Details Cemetery Record says born abt. 1591.
  • Created by: Linda
  • Added: 2 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11077857
  • Christopher Lewis
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Coggeshall (9 Dec 1601–27 Nov 1647), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11077857, citing Coggeshall Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Linda (contributor 46626647) .