John Cranston


John Cranston Famous memorial

Death 12 Mar 1680 (aged 55)
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 5053601 View Source

Colonial Royal Governor. One of the early governors of Rhode Island Colony, elected November 8, 1678. He was possibly the first man in the English colonies to be granted a license to practice medicine, having been given it in 1663. His epitaph reads "Here lyeth interred the body of Major John Cranston esq. Governor who deceased this life the 12 day of March in the 55th yeare of his age, 1680".


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 7 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5053601
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Cranston (16 Feb 1625–12 Mar 1680), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5053601, citing Common Burying Ground, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .