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John Cranston

  • Birth 16 Feb 1625 Scotland
  • Death 12 Mar 1680 Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Cenotaph Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 8898925

Colonial Royal Governor. One of the early governors of Rhode Island Colony, elected 8 November 1678. Possibly the first man in the English colonies to be granted a license to practice medicine, 1663. Inscription: In memory of John Cranston, who was governor of the colony, died March 12, 1680 aged 55.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 10 Jun 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8898925
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cranston (16 Feb 1625–12 Mar 1680), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8898925, citing Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .