George Family of Newport, Rhode Island
Peter George [a] b abt 1615, prob Hundon, Suffolk, England, d 1693-1694, Block Island, Newport, RI. He md Mary Rowning 30 Sep 1641, prob Braintree, MA, daughter of John Rowning and Mary Norman.
Children of Peter George and Mary Rowning were:
  • Susan George b Feb 1642/43, Braintree, MA; md Joseph Kent.
  • Mary George b 7 Sep 1645, Braintree, MA, d 1714, Block Island, Newport, RI; md Edward Ball.
  • Hannah George b 7 Sep 1648, prob Block Island, Newport, RI; md (1) Tourmet Rose, (2) James Danielson.
  • John George b 24 Jun 1650, Block Island, Newport, RI, d 9 Apr 1653, Block Island, Newport, RI.
  • Samuel George b 12 Apr 1651.
  • John George b 1653, Block Island, Newport, RI, d abt 1655, Block Island, Newport, RI.
  • Peter George b 9 Jan 1554/55, Block Island, Newport, RI, d abt 1656, Block Island, Newport, RI.
  • Sarah George b bef 4 May 1658, Block Island, Newport, RI; md William Dodge 24 Apr 1674.
Samuel George b 12 Apr 1651, Block Island, Newport, RI, d 1692. He md Sarah Rathbone 21 Dec 1678, daughter of John Rathbone and Margaret Acres.
Children of Samuel George and Sarah Rathbone were:
  • Mary George b abt 1680.
  • Susannah George b abt 1685; md Thomas Paine.
Mary George b abt 1680, Block Island, Newport, RI, d bef 8 May 1740. She md Joseph
5 Jul 1703, son of Thomas Mitchell.

a. Described as an "oatmeal maker", he submitted a letter of attorney, 19 Sep 1647, for the collection of dues from the estates of John Rowning and Simon Ray, father and former deceased husband respectively, of his wife, Mary Rowning. He purchased land in Bridgewater in partnership with Henry Neale in 1648, and removed to Block Island in Newport in 1670.

GL: Topographical Dictionary of New England, Emigrants to New England, p 155; New England Settlers, 1600s-1800s, Ancestral Heads of New England Families, p 92; Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1600s-1800s, Pioneers of Massachusetts, p 185; Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Volume I, The Mitchell Family, by G. Andrews Moriarty, p 708.

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