__ _Henry BRISTOL _| | |__ | |--Henry BRISTOL | | __ |_Lydia BROWNE __| |__
__ __| | |__ | |--Roger BURLINGAME | | __ |__| |__
Roger Burlingame was the founder of the Burlingame family in America.He was born in Kent Co., England where his mother was visiting hersister. Various years: 1620, 1630 and 1638 are reported in oldAmerican records for his birth year, but the most recent researchindicates that he was born in 1620. Roger was the son of Thomas andElizabeth (Howard) Burlingham...
Nelson Burlingame states that Roger Burlingame at the age of 16enlisted in the army, serving in his uncle Roger Burlingham'sregiment. About 1646, he married Jacolyn Huntingdon (c. 1620's-c.1651). A Roger Burlingame moved up in the ranks and became a Captain.The 1640's were a turbulent time in England... It appears that theBurlingame family supported Parliament which triumphed in 1649.
Captain Roger Burlingame and his company were ordered to America.Roger and his troops landed at Boston, Massachusetts on May 10, 1650.He must have been tired of Army life. Soon after reaching Boston,Roger resigned his commission and headed to the Connecticut Colony forthe purpose of purchasing a farm. He intended to bring his wife andyoung son to America, only to learn that his wife had died in Englandin the meantime. The young son eventually arrived in America, probablyaccompanying Roger's brother-in-law and sister when they moved toConnecticut in the mid-1650's.
Colonial records show that Roger Burlingame was a witness to a courtheld at Stonington, Connecticut in 1654. Next, we find that he and aThomas Griffian purchased 100 acres of land at Pequoit (New London),Connecticut on Feb. 16, 1656. Griffian is reputed to be abrother-in-law of Roger Burlingame, the husband of his sister,Elizabeth...
It is for a parcell of land by us bought of Peter lying on the eastside of the brook called misticke...
Roger Burlingame sold his Connecticut Colony farm on March 1, 1659. OnMarch 14, 1659, a Thomas Burlingham was named as a defendant on thecomplaint of Will Thompson who charged him with gathering the crops onthis farm. Who this Thomas Burlingham was is unknown. He may have beenthe Thomas Griffiean who was a partner in the farm, and the namemistakenly given as Burlingham, or it could have been the father or abrother of Roger Burlingame. No further mention or reference to aThomas Burlingham has been found at this early date. In a similarcomplaint dated March 12, 1660, William Thompson brought actionagainst Peter Blatchford, based on allegations that the defendant hadmolested him in reference to a farm which the plaintiff had purchasedfrom Roger Burlingame.
In 1660, Roger Burlingame left Connecticut Colony for Rhode Island. Itwas not a long move, but only a distance of some 40-45 miles. Itappears that Roger went directly to a place in Rhode Island calledMashantatack, now a part of the present cities of Warwick andCranston. Sidney S. Rider in his "History of Rhode island Lands,"states that the first English settlers of Mashantatack were JohnHarrud, Roger Burlingame and Thomas Ralph. These men claimed to have agrant from the Cooweeseette Indians bearing the date of June 6, 1662for 4,000 acres at Patuxet, a place called Mashantatack and called bysome Paquabuck...
In October 1671, Thomas Ralph, John Harud and Roger Burlingame wereordered by the General Assembly to levy a tax of 40 shillings on theinhabitants of Mashantatack. This was a proportional amount of the 200pounds levied on the entire Rhode Island Colony.
Roger Burlingame lived in Mashantatack for the rest of his long life.By about 1690 the Mashantatack area was rapidly filling up withpeople. The northern part of Mashantatack was being encroached by thetown of Cranston, and to the south, the town of Warwick was rapidlygrowing. Roger Burlingame seems to have claimed both towns as hisresidence. This provoked an election crisis in May 1690 when Roger waselected as a Deputy to the General Assembly from Warwick. The otherDeputies felt differently:
"Mr. Roger Burlingham being returned to the Assembly as a Deputy fromthe Town of Warwick, there being much debate as to the legality of theelection, the assembly do order that he is not accepted as a Deputy."(Proceeding of the General Assembly of May 16, 1690)
The 1690 crisis finally established Roger as a legal resident ofCranston, Rhode Island since most of his land had been incorporatedinto the boundaries of that town. Roger continued to have someproperty in the town of Warwick but as he grew older, he became moreinvolved with the public affairs of Cranston. In the town elections ofJune 6, 1698, Roger Burlingame was elected a member of the TownCouncil.
"Roger Burlingame's homesite is about 11/2 miles northwest from theOak Lawn Depot in present-day Cranston, R.I. After passing the OldFriends Meeting House (built in 1729), go up the hill to the secondfour corners. There turn right and go down to a point nearl oppositethe Wilbur A. Searle place where the bridge crosses the brook to go upto the Searle place, go west from the Old Furnace Road and there onthe east side of the road is the tumbled in cellar, the old chimneymound of brick, stone and mortar with ivy twined about, and a nearlyfilled in well. This marks the Mansion House (so called in earlydeeds) of our ancestor, Roger Burlingame." (report written about 1910by Henry A. Burlingame 1846-1926, an early family historian)
Roger Burlingame's house was built about 1666 and survived intactuntil approximately 1855 when it was torn down by Wilbur A. Searle andHenry Arnold. The chimney and other remains stood until approximately1912. The original house was about 35 by 60 feet and was two andone-half stories with a common plain roof on each side and an"L"-shaped wing at the northeast corner of the house. The main housefaced south. Close by was a gambrel roofed house, south of the mainhouse, which fronted west towards the Old Furnace Road...
A photo of Roger Burlingame's homesite appears in Field's "History ofRhode Island", Volume III, page 586. The photo of the chimney remainsare unfortunately incorrectly labeled as the remains of OthneilGorton's tavern...
Roger Burlingame and his family were of the Quaker faith. The Oak LawnBaptist Church of Providence in its May Day souvenir of May 2, 1882states that for many years, up until 1711, the "Friends" held theirmeetings in Roger Burlingame's mansion house.
Roger Burlingame and Mary Lippitt Barlingstone Burlingame had tenchildren. All of the children remained in Rhode Island. Nine of thechildren had descendants, including three sons, John, thomas andRoger, Jr. from whom all Burlingames in America are now descended.
Mary Burlingame preceeded her husband in death by two months in 1718at the family farm in Cranston (Mashantatack) Rhode Island. Both Rogerand Mary are buried on the farm. No traces of their graves nowexist...
Roger Burlingame made a will which was recorded in Cranston...
Roger's will was proved at a meeting of the Town Council in Providenceon September 13, 1718. Town Council records indicate that on:
"September ye 10th: 1718. Mary, the Executrix of the Estate of RogerBurlingame having died, John, the eldest son took administration andan inventory of the moveable Estate of Roger Burlingame was thentaken:
Total: 199 Pounds, 13 shillings and 8 pence: viz:-Mare, 3 cows, 3yearlings, calf, 2 sheep, 2 swine, old sword, wearing apparel, scales,cash, etc."" (2)
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