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In memory of George Gardiner, my Maternal 13th Great-Grandfather on the DECKER branch.


The Gardiners of Narragansett, by Caroline E. Robinson, 1919, p. 5.

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George Gardiner

Immigrant Ancestor

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1645 or earlier




1677 (est.)



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George Gardiner was born in England and emigrated to America sometime before 1638, when he was admitted an inhabitant of Newport, Rhode Island. He was active in Colonial affairs and was present “att the Generall Courte of election” in 1640. It was around that time that he married Herodias Long, who bore him nine children. Herodias divorced George and he married 2nd to Lydia Ballou, daughter of Robert and Susannah Ballou. He and Lydia had six more children. In Colonial records his name was spelled Gardner, or Gardener, until 1670, when it began to appear as Gardiner.


George Gardiner & Herodias Long were the parents of my ancestor,

With Herodias Long:

  1. Benoni Gardiner (1645-1731)

  2. Henry Gardiner (c.1645-1744) 

  3. George Gardiner (d. 1724) 

  4. William Gardiner (c.1651-1711) 

  5. Nicholas (1654-1712) 

  6. Dorcas Gardiner (1656-1728) 

  7. Rebecca Gardiner (Mrs. John Watson)

  8. Samuel Gardiner

With Lydia Ballou:

  1. Joseph Gardiner

  2. Lydia Gardiner

  3. Mary Gardiner

  4. Peregreene Gardiner

  5. Robert Gardiner

  6. Jeremiah Gardiner

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