John Remington

Male 1680 - Abt 1745  (64 years)

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  • Name John Remington 
    Born 12 Apr 1680  Jamestown, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Jan 1745  Warwick, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I02895  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2018 

    Father Joseph Remington,   b. 29 Nov 1654, Andover, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 27 Feb 1679/80  (Age > 26 years) 
    Mother Unknown Wife 
    Married Bef 1680  MA or RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F01094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Freelove Unknown,   b. Abt 1685,   d. Aft 1745  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Abt 1705 
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F08633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Was his wife Freelove? Or perhaps his second wife? There was a John Remington of Warwick who died c1745, whose wife Freelove was appointed executrix of his estate on 1 Feb 1745.

      I have speculated that the following two excerpts from the Warwick land records could refer to this John (courtesy of Cherry Fletcher Bamberg):

      11 March 1744/5: Mrs. Freelove Remington, widow of John Remington, late of Warwick, deceased, exhibited an inventory of her husband's estate. The clerk was instructed to give her a letter of administration. [Her administration bond on file in WK]

      1 February 1745 at the home of Lt. John Low: Freelove Remington, having given bond, presented an inventory of John Remington's estate and received a letter of administration.

      In the Blackstone Cemetery in Blackstone, MA, there is a memorial stone which reads: "In memory of John Remington 1680 - 1745 who gave this land to his descendants for a perpetual burial ground" (which I have since come to find out is a mistake).

      I have made an assumption that this refers to John Remington, b 1680 at Jamestown, RI, son of Joseph according to the Jamestown records.

      Also near the memorial stone is a smaller stone with the initials J. R. on it. Perhaps this indicates that he was buried there -- but not certain. It could have been another individual with the same initials -- such as his father Joseph, or someone else.

      There are several other Remington gravestones there (Gershom, John, etc.), as well as other extended family members who married into the Remingtons. However, I haven't yet determined their exact connection back to John b 1680, other than what I have on this family tree. It might help if we knew who his wife was. The Jamestown records are somewhat confusing, but it may be possible to piece together most of the family correctly. We shall see (ongoing research).

      I have looked at the History of Worcester County and the History of Blackstone, both in the reference section of the Blackstone Library. Neither of them mentions Remingtons, that I could see.

  • Sources 
    1. [S012450] RI Genealogical Register, Vol. 20, "A Line of Descent from John Remington of Jamestown and Warwick", Alden G. Beaman, Ph. D., editor, 39.
      RI Genealogical Register, Vol. 20, "A Line of Descent from John Remington of Jamestown and Warwick," 39.

    2. [S012456] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence Almon Torrey, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1985).

    3. [S012445] Remington Family, Martha A. Benns, 3.

    4. [S012575] James N. Arnold's Vital Record of RI, Vol. 4, Jamestown -- Births & Deaths, 25.

    5. [S012551] Remington Lines from John of Newbury 1638, Boyd Scott Remington, (Ames Iowa, 1960), 13.

    6. [S012823] Jamestown, RI, Proprietors Records Vol. I, 1672 - 1859, 17.

    7. [S013139] Email from Kathy Erickson, dated 4 Aug 2004.