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In memory of William Gardiner, my Maternal 11th Great-Grandfather on the DECKER branch.


  • The Gardiners of Narragansett, by Caroline E. Robinson, 1919, p. 10-11.
  • "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", by Roscoe L. Whitman, 1932, p. 331-333.
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William Gardiner

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1700 or earlier




1738 (est.)



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William Gardiner was born in 1671 and was admitted a freeman in 1712. In 1705, William and Abigail sold 250 acres of land that belonged to her father and in 1708, they sold 17 acres of land near Pettaquamscutt Rock. In his will, which was written in 1732 and probated on Feb. 12, 1738, he left his heirs over 2,000 acres of land and 2,350 pounds in money. 


William Gardiner & Abigail Remington were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. John Gardiner (1696-1770)

  2. William Gardiner (born 1698)

  3. Abigail Gardiner (1700-1773)

  4. Thomas Gardiner (born 1702)

  5. Hannah Gardiner (born 1704)

  6. Lydia Gardiner (born 1706)

  7. Sylvester Gardiner (1708-1786)

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