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William Arnold

  • Birth 24 Jun 1587 Ilchester, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
  • Death 1677 Pawtuxet, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 34348560

He was mentioned as deceased by his son Benedict on Nov 3,1677, and died "after the beginning of King Philip's War", i.e. mid-1675.

He came to New England in 1635, first settling at Hingham, and then Providence by April 1636. In 1638, he settled in Pawtuxet (now Warwick).

Son of Nicholas Arnold and Alice Gully Arnold of Ilchester, Co.Somerset. He was a brother of Joan (Arnold) Hopkins, and therefore his nephew was Thomas Hopkins of Providence,RI.

He married Christian Peake/Peak by 1611.

Children: Elizabeth Arnold Carpenter, Benedict Arnold, Joanna Arnold Rhodes Reape, and Stephen Arnold. There may have been other children that died young.

Thomas Hopkins was great grandfather of < a href="http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=502">Stephen Hopkins who signed the Declaration of Independence and became both Governor and Rhode Island's first serious historian.

Find A Grave contributor Jan adds:
Several Family Histories state deathdate as 7 Sep 1675 in Pawtuxet, Providence Co., RI, but do not explain why they say so.


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