William Arnold

William Arnold

Ilchester, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Death 1677 (aged 89–90)
Pawtuxet, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 34348560 View Source
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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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