Edward Manton

Male 1658 - 1723  (64 years)

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  • Name Edward Manton 
    Born 11 Dec 1658  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Aug 1723  [1
    Person ID I20412  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father Shadrach Manton 
    Mother Elizabeth Smith 
    Family ID F07757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thornton,   b. Abt 1662,   d. Aft 1723  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1680  [1
     1. Ann Manton,   b. Abt 1682
     2. Shadrach Manton,   b. Abt 1684
     3. Edward Manton, Jr.,   b. Abt 1687, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Manton,   b. Abt 1689
     5. Elizabeth Manton,   b. Abt 1691
     6. Sarah Manton,   b. Abt 1694
     7. Catherine Manton,   b. Abt 1698,   d. Abt 1780  (Age ~ 82 years)
     8. Mary Manton,   b. Abt 1702,   d. Bef 2 Apr 1768  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F07753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The will of Edward Manton of Providence, yeoman, was dated 7 Aug 1723 and proved 22 Oct 1723; he died 14 Aug 1723. The will mentions his wife Elizabeth; three sons Shadrach, Edward, and John; and daughters Ann Trip who has unnamed children, Kathron (single), Mary (single), and Elizabeth and Sarah Manton. Instructions are given to the three sons and to daughters Kathron and Mary "that they take Care and Provide attendance and all things necessary for there two poore helpless sisters: my daughters Elizabeth Manton and Sarah Manton dureing the full term of the naturall Life of Each of them . . ." (source: RI Genealogical Register, Vol, 12, p. 163).

      The Edward Manton house was erected c1683 in Johnston, on "the east side of the road that leads to Killingly" and by the Woonasquatucket River, and near the Assapumpset Brook. The area, originally called the Secesakut Lands, became known as Manton.

  • Sources 
    1. [S013484] A Section of the Family Records of the Mantons, in the Vicinity of Providence, RI, Frederic Denison, (Johnston, RI: August 1859).

    2. [S012586] James N. Arnold's Vital Record of RI, Providence -- Births and Deaths.