Individual Details

Benedict Arnold

(21 Dec 1615 - 19 Jun 1678)

Benedict Arnold was president, then governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations serving 11 years. : Learning the native languages at an early age, Arnold became one of the two leading interpreters in the Rhode Island colony, Roger Williams being the other.

Events

Birth21 Dec 1615Ilchester, Somerset, England
Arrival1635Massachusetts, British America
Civil1637Signer of the Providence Civil Compact - Providence, British America
Civil27 Jul 1640Signer of Providence agreement - Providence, British America
Marriage17 Dec 1640Providence, British America - Damaris Westcott
Death19 Jun 1678Newport, British America
OccupationInterpreter
BurialNewport, Rhode Island, United States
OccupationPresident, then governor

Families

SpouseDamaris Westcott (1621 - 1679)
ChildBenedict Arnold (1642 - 1727)
ChildDamaris Arnold (1648 - 1715)
ChildGodsgift Arnold (1658 - 1691)
FatherWilliam Arnold (1587 - 1677)
MotherChristiana Peake (1584 - 1678)
SiblingJoanna Arnold (1617 - 1692)
SiblingElizabeth Arnold (1611 - 1685)
SiblingStephen Arnold (1622 - 1699)

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