5. Capt. Richard ARNOLD12,17 was born on 22 March 1642/3 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.13 He died on 22 April 1710 at the age of 67 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.7,18,19
Richard the son of Thomas & Phebe Arnold borne 22 (1) 1642
24 Oct 1666, Richard and Mary Arnold were fined 40 shillings for fornication. Convictions happened if a child's birth was too soon after a marriage.
Richard was a Deputy and Assistant for town of Providence RI for many years.
The Steere Genealogy states that Capt. Richard had devised one half of his mills at Nissatasket to his son-in-law Thomas Steere in 1710.
Capt. Richard ARNOLD and Mary ANGELL had the following children:
Capt. Richard ARNOLD and Sarah WHIPPLE were married.12 Sarah WHIPPLE4,12,21, daughter of John WHIPPLE and Sarah HUTCHINSON, was christened on 6 February 1642 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.22 She died in 1712.12
Sarah Whipple first married John Smith, the Miller, of Providence:
On 12 May 1710, as widow of Richard Arnold, Sarah gave up management of her affairs to her "sons-in-law" [her stepsons], sons of Richard, i.e. Richard, John and Thomas Arnold provided they pay her 8 pounds per year. 12 May 1710. Samuel Comstock was a witness.