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1657    Canonicut Island (Jamestown) purchased from Narragansetts

1658    About 15 Jewish families arrive in Newport

1660    A group of Newport men purchases the Misquamicut tract on the east side of the Pawcatuck River from Socho, a Niantic Sachem

1663    King Charles II grants Rhode Island its second charter.

1664    Block Island becomes part of Rhode Island Colony

1669    Westerly incorporated as a Town.

1672    Block Island incorporated and name changed to New Shoreham