A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Olney: An Original Proprietor of Providence, R.I., who Came from England in 1635

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Press of E.L. Freeman & Son, 1889 - 586 pages

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This gives a clearer picture of the early settlers who left England to British America for religion freedom. However they would not allow Roger Williams and Thomas Olney to practice freedom of thinking in the Puriton group and exhiled them, where the founded Rhode Island.

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Very good resource for tracing family history. It was helpful.

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Page 241 - We, whose names are here under-written, being desirous to inhabit in the town of Providence, do promise to submit ourselves, in active or passive obedience, to all such orders or agreements as shall be made for public good of the body, in an orderly way, by the major consent of the present inhabitants, masters of families, incorporated together into a township, and such others whom they shall admit unto the same, only in civil things...
Page 242 - God, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it...
Page 239 - Gleanings for New England History," in Mass. Hist. Coll., 3d series, Vol. VIII, p. 253. He is there called "Husbandman, 21 years" of age. "Theis underwritten names are to be transported to New England, imbarqued in the Planter, Nicholas Trarice, Master, bound thither. The parties have brought certificate from the minister of Great St. Albans in Hertfordshire, and attestacons from the Justices of Peace, according to the Lords order.
Page 241 - Holliman, and such others as the major part of us shall admit into the same fellowship of vote with us : — As also I do freely make and pass over equal right and power of enjoying and disposing...
Page 12 - Pawtuxet lands. In 1663 his name appears among the grantees of the Royal Charter of Charles II. In the same year he was chosen an assistant under the new Charter. He was one of the founders of the First Baptist Church in Providence, and at one time the acting pastor or minister. He was the leader in a schism in the church upon the question of the "laying on of hands,
Page 241 - Mooshausick, and the ground and meadows thereupon ; in consideration of thirty pounds received from the inhabitants of said place, do freely and fully pass, grant and make over equal right and power of enjoying and disposing of the same grounds and lands unto my loving friends and neighbors, Stukely...
Page 241 - William Arnold, Thomas James, Robert Cole, John Greene, John Throckmorton, William Harris, William Carpenter, Thomas Olney, Francis Weston, Richard Waterman, Ezekfel Holliman, and such others as the major part of us shall admit into the same fellowship of vote with us.
Page 240 - These wholly refused to hear the church, denying it, and all the churches in the bay, to be true churches, and, except two, are all re-baptized.

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