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