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


  • The Gardiners of Narragansett, by Caroline E. Robinson, 1919, p. 2.

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Herodias Long

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1645 or earlier







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Herodias Long was born in England, presumably. She married 1st to John Hicks, which whom she had at least one child, a son named Thomas Hicks, of Flushing, Long Island. Hicks had desered her soon after they arrived in Rhode Island. He went to New Amsterdam, "to the Dutch", taking almost everything left to her by her mother. George Gardiner was her second husband, who she married by standing before some friends and declaring themselves husband and wife. George and Herodias had several children. She was a Quaker and was whipped at the post in Boston for her beliefs. She claimed George neglected her and would not provide for her numerous family, petitioning the General Assembly for a divorce, which was granted. She had fallen in love with John Porter, recent divorcee and wealthy land owner (one of the original Pettaquamscutt Purchasers). He gave several hundred acres of land to each of her sons, and possibly her daughters - the children of George Gardiner. 


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

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