Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold
1615 - 1678

Benedict Arnold  British Government


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First Name Benedict
Last Name Arnold
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st December, 1615
Birthplace Ilchester, Somerset
Died 19th June, 1678
Place of Death Newport, Rhode Island
Buried Arnold Burying Ground, Pelham St., Newport
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Interpreter, Commissioner, President, Governor
Occupation Government

Benedict Arnold (21 December 1615 – 19 June 1678) was president and then governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, serving for a total of 11 years in these roles. He was born and raised in the town of Ilchester, Somerset, England, likely attending school in Limington nearby.
In 1635 at age 19, he accompanied his parents, siblings, and other family members on a voyage from England to New England where they first settled in Hingham in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In less than a year, they moved to Providence Plantation at the head of the Narragansett Bay at the request of Roger Williams. In about 1638, they moved once again about five miles (8 km) south to the Pawtuxet River, settling on the north side at a place commonly called Pawtuxet. Here they had serious disputes with their neighbors, particularly Samuel Gorton, and they put themselves and their lands under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts, a situation which lasted for 16 years.

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