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In memory of Damaris Westcott, my Maternal 13th Great-Grandmother on the DECKER branch.


  • The English Ancestry of the Family of Arnold, by Horatio Gates Somerby, 1920.

  • History and genealogy of the ancestors and some descendants of Stukely Westcott, one of the thirteen original proprietors of Providence Plantation and the colony of Rhode Island with especial mention of the Westcotts of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts and the Wescotts of Milford, Ostego County, New York and some of the allied families incorporating and extending, the research of the late Hon. J. Russell Bullock of Bristol, R.I., by Roscoe Leighton Whitman, 1932.

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Damaris Westcott

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1620/21 Jan 27 (Bapt.)

Yeovil, Somerset, England


1640 Dec 17




1678 Jun 19 or 20

Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island

Arnold Burying Ground

Arnold Burying Ground, Pelham St., Newport, Rhode Island


Damaris Westcott was the daughter of Stukely Westcott and Juliann Marchante.  She was baptized on January 27, 1621, in Yeovil, Somerset, England. Damaris married on December 17, 1640, to Benedict Arnold, the “President” and Governor of Rhode Island. She died on the 20th of June, 1678, at the age of 57.


Damaris Westcott & Gov. Benedict Arnold were the parents of my ancestor,

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