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Thomas1 Carr born 1536 England

Robert2 Carr (Thomas1)

1. William Carr born 17 June 1597 England died 4 June 1672 Bristol, RI married 4 May 1619 to Susan Rothchild
2. George Carr born 15 Aug 1599 died 4 April 1682 Salisbury, Essex, MA married 1st in Salisbury, Essex, MA to Lucinda Davenport; married 2nd Elizabeth ____
3. James Carr born 1691 he drowned while on a voyage from the West Indies to Boston
4. Benjamin Carr born 18 Aug 1592 London, England my line
I found the following in Genealogical Gleanings in England Vol 1 page 33:
Sir Robt Carr, of Ithall, co. Northumberland, knight. All estate in America &c, to eldest son William Carr, the other estate in England being formerly settled. to James Deane, my now servant and his heirs, for and in consideration of his service, a plantation within any of the six islands granted unto me, except in Carr's Island. This having been read to him, 20 May 1667, he did declaire, &c. Proved 16 July 1667, when commission was issued to William Carr, natural son and lawful heir and principal legatee named in the will of Sir Robt Carr, knight, lately of Carr's Island, in new England, in the parts beyond the seas.

1 - Benjamin3 Carr (Robert2, Thomas1) born 18 Aug 1592 London, England married 2 Sept 1613 in London, England to Martha Hardington born 1593 died 1635

1.1 Robert Carr born 4 Oct 1614
1.2 Caleb Carr born 9 Dec 1616 died 17 Dec 1695 settled in Newport, RI ca 1640 he was Governor of RI at the time of his death my line
1.3 Richard Carr born 5 Jan 1621
1.4 Andrew Carr born 5 Dec 1622

1.2 Caleb4 Carr (Benjamin3, Robert2, Thomas1) born 9 Dec 1616 London, England settled Newport, RI around 1640 died 17 Dec 1695 when he was still Gov. of Rhode Island married 1st Mercy Vaughn who died 12 Sept 1675 Newport, RI; married 2nd Sarah Clarke who died in 1706; married 3rd Ann Easton. from Tercentenary of New England Families 1620-1920, American Historical Society, 1919 page 215-216 : CALEB CARR, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was born in London, England, December 9, 1616, the son of Benjamin and Martha (Hardington) Carr; he embarked in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', at London, in 1635, coming to America with his older brother, Robert Carr, in whose family he remained until he reached his majority.  At an early age he became active in public affairs in Newport, and in 1654-1658-59-60-61-62 he served the Colony as general treasurer.  On January 30, 1671, he was allowedL4 for services done by him.  On April 11, 1676, he was appointed one of the commissioners 'to take care and order the several watches and wards of this island, and appoint the places.'  This year he bought the services of an Indian captive (taken by Providence men).  In 1679-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-90-91 he was assistant for Newport.  In 1687-88 he was chosen justice of the General Quarter Session and Inferior Court of Common Pleas.  In May, 1695, he was elected governor to succeed Governor John Easton, who had been in office for the five preceding years.  Up to this period, for most of the time, public service had been rendered gratuitously by civil officers.  It was now enacted that the governor should have ten pounds a year, the deputy governor six pounds, and the assistants four pounds each.  Governor Carr did not live long enough to reap much reward for the discharge of his duties as chief magistrate.  He died in Newport, December 17, 1695, the fourth governor who died while in office.  He was buried in a small family burying ground on the north side of Mill street [moved to Jamestown], between Thomas and Spring streets, Newport. Caleb Carr married (first) Mercy ----; (second) Sarah Pinner, daughter of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, and widow of John Pinner; she was born in 1651, and died about 1706.

children by first wife Mercy:

1.2.1 John Carr born 1644 Newport, Newport, RI died 1714 Newport, Newport, RI my line
1.2.2 Nicholas Carr born 22 Oct 1654 died 17 Feb 1708/9 Jamestown, Newport, RI
1.2.3 Mercy Carr born 6 Apr 1656 died 1717
1.2.4 Caleb Carr born 23 Aug 1657 died 10 Oct 1700 Jamestown, Newport, RI married Deborah Sayles
1.2.5 Samuel Carr born 15 Dec 1659 died 1694 Newport, Newport, RI
1.2.6 Mary Carr born 1 Jan 1660/1 married Thomas Paine
1.2.7 Edward Carr born 1667 died 14 Oct 1711 married Hannah Station. from Tercentenary of New England Families 1620-1920, American Historical Society, 1919 page 215-216: EDWARD CARR, son of Governor Caleb and Mercy Carr, was born in Rhode Island, in June, 1667.  In 1698 he was made a freeman, and thenceforward until his death took a prominent part in official life.  In 1669 he was deputy to the General Assembly from Jamestown.  He filled the office again in 1702-03-05-06-07-09, serving at the same time as clerk of the Assembly. From 1701 to 1707 he served as member of a committee appointed to audit the accounts of the colony.  Edward Carr was a resident of Jamestown, and was a large landowner there.  On October 6, 1686, he married Hannah Stanton, who was born November 7, 1670, and died in 1712.  She was the daughter of John and Mary (Harndel) Stanton, and granddaughter of Robert Stanton, founder of the family in Rhode Island.

children by second wife Sarah:

1.2.8 Francis Carr born 1678
1.2.9 James Carr born 1680
1.2.10 Sarah Carr born 1682
1.2.11 Elizabeth Carr born 1684

1.2.1 John5 Carr (Caleb4, Benjamin3, Robert2, Thomas1) born 1664 Newport, Newport, RI died 1714 Newport, Newport, RI married 1687 to Waite Easton born 5 Nov 1668 newport, Newport, RI died 3 Aug 1725 Newport, Newport, RI daughter of Peter Easton and Ann Coggeshall. Children all born in Newport, Newport, RI: John Carr born 23 Nov 1691 died 5 June 1694 Newport, Newport, RI Ann Carr born 1693 married 18 Jan 1708/9 Caleb Barker Samuel Carr born 1694 died 19 June 1739 Newport, Newport, RI married 1718 Mary Greene Caleb Carr born 1695 married Penelope Wood John Carr born 1697 married Mary Hill Francis Carr born 1699 married Hannah Weeden Patience Carr born 1701 died 13 Feb 1788 Durham, Androscoggin, ME my line Joshua Carr born 1702 died 25 March 1703 Newport, Newport, RI Patience6 Carr (John5, Caleb4, Benjamin3, Robert2, Thomas1) born 1701 Newport, Newport, RI died 13 Feb 1788 Durham, Androscoggin, ME married 1st in 1733 to Joseph Peckham born 8 Mar 1678/9 died 14 Mar 1725/6; Patience married second 27 Aug 1730 in Newport, Newport, RI to Edward Estes born 20 Feb 1702/3 Lynn (Royalsboro), Essex, MA died 17 Feb 1788 Durham, Androscoggin, ME


from History of Newport County (Rhode Island) by Bailles, 1889

The Carr family are of Scotch descent, the progenitor of the family in America, of which the subject of this sketch is a representative, having been Caleb Carr, who emigrated from London in the year 1635, sailing for Boston in the ship 'Elizabeth and Ann', when but eleven years of age.  Three years later he settled in Carr's lane, Newport, and subsequently became the owner of much land.  He was three times married, and left to his son, Nicholas, an extensive tract on Conanicut island, which is still owned and occupied by representatives of the family.  Another son, John, great-grandfather of George Washington Carr, Jr., married Waite, daughter of Peter Easton. 




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