Almy Descendant No. 12

2. CHRISTOPHER2 ALMY (William1),b. Dunton-Bassett, Leicester County, England, 1632; d. Newport, RI, 30 Jan 1712-3.

He m. Portsmouth, RI, 9 Jul 1661, ELIZABETH CORNELL, b. Portsmouth; d. Newport, RI, 1714. dau. of Thomas and Rebecca (Briggs) Cornell.


iSARAH3, b. 17 Apr 1662; d. bf 1708; m.(1) RICHARD CADMAN, son of William and Elizabeth Cadman; m.(2) JONATHAN MERIHEW. Children: (Cadman) 1. William; 2. Christopher, b. 1686; 3. Elizabeth; 4. Rebecca; (Merihew) 5. John, b. 4 Mar 1695; 6. Thomas, b. 1 Mar 1697; 7. Timothy, b. 11 Aug 1702; and 8. Elias, b. 6 Sep 1704.
iiELIZABETH, b. Portsmouth, 29 Sep 1663; d. after 1712; m.(1) JOHN MORRIS of Passage Point, NJ, killed by a slave 1695; m.(2) JOHN LEONARD, d. 1711 or 1712, son of Samuel and Sarah (Brooks) Leonard. Children: (Leonard) 1. John; 2. Henry; 3. Samuel; 4. Christopher; 5. Sarah; and 6. Ann.
4iiiWILLIAM, b. 27 Oct 1665; m.(1) DEBORAH COOK; m.(2) HOPE BORDEN.
ivANN, b. prob. Portsmouth, 29 Nov 1667; m.(1) Portsmouth, RI, RICHARD DURFEE, b. Portsmouth; d. Portsmouth, 1700; son of Thomas and Deliverance (Tripp) Durfee. She m.(2) BENJAMIN JEFFERSON. Children: (Durfee) 1. Richard; 2. Mary; 3. Thomas; 4. Ann; (Jefferson) 5. Hope; and 6. Amey.
5vCHRISTOPHER, b. Monmouth, NJ, 26 Dec 1669; m.(1) Dartmouth, MA, 16 Apr 1690, JOANNA SLOCUM, b. Dartmouth, 9 Aug 1672, dau of Giles and Anne (Lawton) Slocum; m.(2) MARY (PALMER) BRYER.
viREBECCA, b. Monmouth, NJ, 26 Jan 1671; d. bf 1708; m. Oyster Bay, Nassau County, NY, 28 Apr 1692, JOHN TOWNSEND, son of Thomas Townsend. Children: 1. Thomas b. 16 Oct 1693; 2. Silvanus b. 9 Apr 1696; 3. Sarah b. 9 Apr 1698; and 4. Philena b. 13 Nov 1699.
viiJOHN, b. Monmouth, NJ, Apr 1673; d. 1673, age 5 weeks.
6viiiJOB, b. Monmouth, NJ, 10 Oct 1675; d. 2 Dec 1743; m.(1) Portsmouth, 16 Mar 1696, ANN LAWTON, b. 25 Apr 1678; d. 12 Feb 1739; dau of Isaac and Wlizabeth (Tallman) Lawton. He m.(2) Narragansett, RI, 3 Sep 1740, ABIGAIL REMINGTON GARDINER, b. 1681; d. 6 Mar 1763; widow of William Gardiner, Jr., dau of John and Abigail (Richmond) Remington..
ixCHILD, possibly Catherine, b. Monmouth, NJ, 1676; d. young.

In 1658, Christopher was made a freeman of Portsmouth. In 1667 he was one of many who finalized the purchase of lands in Monmouth, NJ. He lived in Monmouth for awhile, but returned to RI to live by or before 1678.

On 5 Mar 1680, Christopher and seven others bought Pocasset (Tiverton) lands from the Governor. By this time Christopher had become a political leader in RI. He was highly esteemed by his townsmen and on 27 Feb 1690 he was elected Governor of RI, but he refused to serve for reasons satisfactory to the Assembly. However, in that year he did serve as assistant to the Governor. During this year he was also deputy to the General Assembly. In 1692 he was made captain of the militia. In 1693 he was appointed agent to England, and on 24 Aug 1693 he represented RI in a petition to Queen Mary. In October 1696, he was reimbursed for his expenses.

Christopher's will, proved 9 Feb 1713, names his wife, children, grandchildren, servants, as well as the Pocasset and New Jersey lands that he owned.

IGI has Ann's marriage to Richard Durfee recorded in Tiverton in 1685.

REFERENCES: DURFEE GEN p. 21; HENRY ALMY GEN pp. 2-3; HISTORIC FAM pp. 12-13; LAWTON, p.1. LITTLE COMPTON FAMS p. 4;; RepMenMA pp 671, 1662; RepMenRI pp. 500-1, 1940. RI GEN DICT pp. 236-9