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Governor Caleb CARR

Male 1624 - 1695  (71 years)


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  • Name Caleb CARR 
    Prefix Governor 
    Born 9 Dec 1624  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    _UID 803DE0DBE66F4084885BDE94650B09EA4929 
    Died 17 Dec 1695  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12941  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2015 

    Father Benjamin CARR,   b. 18 Aug 1592, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1672, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Martha HARDINGTON,   b. 1593, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1635, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 2 Sep 1613  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mercy VAUGHAN,   b. 1631,   d. 21 Sep 1675, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 1653 
    Children 
    +1. Nicholas CARR,   b. 22 Oct 1654, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1709  (Age 54 years)
     2. Mercy CARR,   b. 6 Apr 1656,   d. young
    +3. Caleb CARR,   b. 23 Aug 1657, Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1700, Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     4. Samuel CARR,   b. 15 Dec 1659,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary CARR,   b. 1 Jan 1661, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717  (Age 55 years)
    +6. John CARR,   b. 1664,   d. 1714  (Age 50 years)
    +7. Edward CARR,   b. 6 Oct 1666,   d. 28 Dec 1711  (Age 45 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F6413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah CLARKE,   b. 1651,   d. 1706  (Age 55 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth CARR,   b. 1684,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 May 2021 
    Family ID F21053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Dec 1624 - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1695 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • CALEB CARR, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was born in London, England, December 9, 1624, 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 allowed L4 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 Vaughan; (second) Sarah Pinner, daughter of Jeremiah and Frances (Latham) Clarke, and widow of John Pinner; she was born in 1651, and died about 1706.