Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683

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Governor of Rhode Island and clergyman.

From the description of Letter of Roger Williams, 1647 August 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71066899

Roger Williams (1603-1682/83), clergyman and founder of Rhode Island, was born in London, England. Upon graduating from Pembroke College in 1624, Williams became a chaplain at Otes, in Essex County, England. In 1630 he embarked for New England, where he soon incurred the wrath of the Massachusetts magistrates for his criticism of the restrictive Puritan system. In 1635, Williams was banished and sought refuge in the Narragansett region, where he founded Providence Plantation. He secured a charter for the Plantation in 1644 and eventually served as President of the colony of Rhode Island.

From the description of Papers, 1629-1682. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207180855

Epithet: the Puritan

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000300.0x000023

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referencedIn Tooker, William Wallace, 1848-1917. William Wallace Tooker papers, [18--]-1917. Cornell University Library
referencedIn William Wallace Tooker papers, [18--]-1917. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Massachusetts. General Court. Writ (transcript), [ca. 1800]. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn 1824 Gyles Copy of the Rhode Island Colony records, January 1, 1638-December 31, 1670 Rhode Island State Archives
referencedIn (ff. 29). BARRINGTON PAPERS. Select letters addressed to Sir Thomas Barrington, 2nd Bart., etc.; 1629, 1643. 1. Roger Williams, the Puritan minister, to Joan, Lady Barrington, desiring a marriage with her niece; n.d., 2 May, 1629. ff. 1, 3. 2. John P..., 1629-1643 British Library
referencedIn Savage, James, 1784-1873. Letter, 1824 December 1, Boston, [Massachusetts] to Thomas Jefferson, n.p. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Winthrop family. Winthrop family papers, 1635-1727. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Williams, Roger, 1607-1684. Letter, [ca. 1630-1680?], Providence, R.I. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683. Esau and Jacobs mystical harmony : unvailing the mysterie of Jehovahs eternal will in universal unity ..., 1666-1667. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Abel Hyde account book, Hyde, Abel account book, 1800-1822 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Dekar, Paul, 1944-. Collection, 1659-2007. Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
creatorOf Williams, Roger, 1607-1684. Notes, [166-?]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Baptist Heritage Press Releases, 1955-1959. Southern Baptist Historical Library & Archives
referencedIn Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. Papers of J. L. M. Curry, 1637-1939 (bulk 1866-1903). Library of Congress
creatorOf Williams, Roger, 1607-1684. Collection of Rhode Island Manuscripts, 1649-1931. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Gardiner, John W. John Smith, the miller, and his mill : typescript, [197-?] / by John W. Gardiner. Rhode Island Historical Society
referencedIn Winthrop family. Winthrop family papers, 1635-1727. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wayland, Francis, 1796-1865. Letters, 1831 February 22-1863 October 16, Providence, to George Ticknor, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn John Smith, the miller, and his mill : typescript, [197-?] Rhode Island Historical Society
referencedIn Deane, Charles, 1813-1889. A brief account of some pretended portraits of Roger Williams, the first settler of Providence, R.I., 1850-1885. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Doris, Virginia Louise. Papers of Virginia Doris, 1989. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Winthrop, John, 1588-1649. Winthrop Family Papers 1633-1700, 1899. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683. Letter of Roger Williams, 1647 August 20. Library of Congress
referencedIn Winthrop family papers, 1635-1727. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Cushing, S. B. (Samuel B.). Map showing the location of the ancient residence and the burial place of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence / surveyed & drawn April 1860 by S.B. Cushing. Brown University, Brown University Library
creatorOf Williams, Roger, 1604?-1683. Papers, 1629-1682. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Logan, Robert A., 1892-. Cree language studies, 1950-1972. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Roger Williams Monument Association. Plan referred to in a certain paper : this day deposited, one copy with the President of Brown University and one with the Peoples Institution for Savings, Feb. 20, 1865. Brown University, Brown University Library
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associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Curry, J. L. M. (Jabez Lamar Monroe), 1825-1903. person
associatedWith Cushing, S. B. (Samuel B.) person
associatedWith Deane, Charles, 1813-1889. person
associatedWith Dekar, Paul, 1944- person
associatedWith Doris, Virginia Louise. person
associatedWith Esau (Biblical figure) person
associatedWith Gardiner, John W. person
associatedWith Hyde, Abel, b. 1767 person
associatedWith Jacob (Biblical patriarch) person
associatedWith Logan, Robert A., 1892- person
associatedWith Massachusetts. General Court. corporateBody
associatedWith Rhode Island (Colony). corporateBody
associatedWith Roger Williams Monument Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Savage, James, 1784-1873. person
associatedWith Tooker, William Wallace, 1848-1917. person
associatedWith Wayland, Francis, 1796-1865. person
associatedWith William Wallace, Tooker 1848-1917. person
associatedWith Winthrop family. family
associatedWith Winthrop family. family
associatedWith Winthrop family. family
associatedWith Winthrop, John, 1588-1649. person
associatedWith Winthrop, John, 1606-1676. person
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Rhode Island RI US
London ENG GB
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Society of Friends
Pequot Indians
Indians of North America--Wars--1600-1750
Theology
Religious disputations
Narragansett Indians
King Philip's War, 1675-1676
Baptists
Indians of North America--Government relations
Occupation
Governors--Rhode Island
Clergy
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Birth 1604?

Death 1683

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