George Gardiner1

(between c1609 and 1615 - circa 1677)

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Relationship10th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree

Some Background

George Gardiner was also known as George Gardner. George's surname has been variously spelled Gardiner, Gardner, and Gardener, by both family members and in the official records of the colonies.2

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildGeorge Gardiner was born between c1609 and 1615.3
GroomHe married Herodias Long circa 1643. Herodias was first married to John Hicks (m.1636, England) - she divorced from him 2 Dec 1643 in Rhode Island. (Hicks obtained a divorce from her in New Netherland 1 June 1655.) From about 1643 Herodias and George Gardiner lived together in a "common Law" marriage, which lasted 21 years and resulted in seven children.3
Second MarriageCirca 1665, George Gardiner married second Lydia Ballou. Lydia was the daughter of Robert Ballou.3
DeceasedHe died circa 1677.4

Children with Herodias Long:

Children with Lydia Ballou:

Immigrant Ancestor

Circa 1630, George Gardiner arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. Because of George Gardiner is closely associated (employee?) with William Coddington (a prominent figure in the settlement of Rhode Island) it has been suggested that George came from England with Coddington who had made the trip from Boston, Lincolnshire, England in 1630 and again in 1633.5,6

Sources - Citations

  1. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist (New Haven, Connecticut: n.pub., 2009), 21:196; name, relationship, event, date, location.
  2. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, 21:200.
  3. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, 21:191-200; names, events, dates, relationships, locations.
  4. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, 21:197; name, relationship, event, date, location.
  5. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, 19:222; Moriarty, G. Andrews, Additions and Corrections to Austin's genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island; names, events, dates, relationships, locations;.
  6. [S954] New England Historic Genealogical Register (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-), 105:257;.
  7. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, 21:196; name, relationship, event, date, location; age in 1711 given as about 57 years.
  8. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, 21:194, 200; name, relationship, event, date, location.
  9. [S428] Donald Lines Jacobus, The American Genealogist, 21:199; names, dates, relationships.
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