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1636    Roger Williams settles in Providence

1638    Aquidneck island settled by colonists from Massachusettes.

1639    First Baptist Church in America organized in Providence       

1640    Newport allots land for support of a public school

1641    Benedict  Arnold purchases land in Pawtuxet from Narragansett Sachem Miantonomi

1642    Samuel Gorton purchases Shawomet  (Warwick) from the Narrgansetts

1643    Death of Miantonomi

1644    The name "Aquidneck" is replaced with "Rhode Island"

            Rhode Island granted its first Charter by the English Parliamentary Commission

1647    Death of Narragansett Sachem Canonicus