Newport, Rhode Island

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Revision as of 06:40, 10 September 2010

Newport, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Newport County highlighting Newport
Location in Newport County
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Newport County
Newport County's location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded 1639
Seat Newport
Ri-newport-cityhall.jpg
Address City Hall
43 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
Website: www.cityofnewport.com/

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow-kelly.png Newport County Gotoarrow-kelly.png Newport

Contents

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County.

Colonial Period

Newport was founded in 1639 and its eight founders and first officers were Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, John Coggeshall, William Brenton, Jeremy Clark, Thomas Hazard, and Henry Bull, who left Portsmouth, Rhode Island after a political fallout with Anne Hutchinson and her followers. As part of the agreement, Coddington and his followers took control of the southern side of the island. They were soon joined by Nicholas Easton, who had recently been expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for holding heretical beliefs. The settlement soon grew to be the largest of the four original towns of Rhode Island. Many of the first colonists in Newport quickly became Baptists, and in 1640 the second Baptist congregation in Rhode Island was formed under the leadership of John Clarke.

The early Jews

In 1658 a group of Jews fleeing the Inquisition in Spain and Portugal were allowed to settle in Newport (Jews fleeing Brazil after defending Dutch interests there against the Portuguese were denied the right to stay in then-Dutch New York until governor Peter Stuyvesant finally relented in 1655; seeking asylum in Spain and Portugal was not an option). The Newport congregation, now referred to as Congregation Jeshuat Israel, is the second oldest Jewish congregation in the United States and meets in the oldest standing synagogue in the United States, Touro Synagogue.

Boundary Changes

Records Lost

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biography

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Society of Friends

also known as Quakers.

  • A preliminary guide to the records of the meetings in New England Yearly Meeting of Friends with their subordinate meetings FHL Collection

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References