Read about the house and its inhabitants in Newspaper Articles, Books and Reports.
Grandfather, Caleb Carr
Great-Grandfather, Jeremiah Clarke
(b. 1605, d.1651),
Great Uncle, Walter Clarke
(b. 1638, d.1714) born in Newport RI, and Great-Grandfather, Benedict Arnold
(b. 1610, d. 1677)
[also great-grandfather of the infamous traitor to the American Revolutionary.]
"To son Francis, half my right in a house and land at Newport and half a share at Coweset, a 20 piece of gold, a silver spoon and a fifth household stuff."
"...house and land at Dutch Island £600. Farm at Bristol £29, Farm at Warwick £60, Farm and house....at Cowesett £100,...To half share standing in Newport now let to Mr. Stephen Mumford for £3,5 a year which shop is better both Nicholas Carr and myself the half value £13....
Francis Carr died in 1717. At 17 years of ages, Sarah was his sole heir. Sarah Carr joined with her husband George Pigot in lawsuit against Stephen Mumford who claimed she was an "infant", although married.
(Reserved for more info on the original house and lands.)
Sketch provided by Paul LeValley
Rev. Pigot delivers his famous speech in defense of the celebration of Christmas in the Colonies, which was against Puritan principles.