Baptism: 28 SEP 1623 Old Cleeve, Somersetshire, England
– Parish Registers of Old Cleeve, co. Somerset, England
Marriage: ABT 1640
Birth of Daughter: 16 MAY 1642
Name: Johanna Slocum
Note: 21 Nov 1642
Details: Giles was named at 20 years old, executor in the will of his mother Charity Slocombe of Old Cleeve.
Note: 27 Feb 1642/3
Details: Giles signed the Somerset Protestion Roll (Library, House of Lords).
Birth of Son: 26 MAY 1645
Name: John Slocum
Birth of Son: 25 MAR 1647
Name: Giles Slocum
Moved to: BEF 1648
Place: Taunton, Plymouth Colony, where Anthony Slocum lived.
Land Rec: 04 SEP 1648
Note: Possessed 30 acres of land in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island. Land was next to Thomas Cook.
Details: His name first appears in the mutilated records of that township in a land grant showing his ‘peacable possession’ of land there in 1648: ‘At a meetinge of the free inhabitants of the towne of Portsmoth September the 4th 1648 there was graunted by the disposers of Land, and since Laid out unto Gyles Slocom with in the bounds of the towne of portsmoth above said and in the peacable possestion of the said Gyled Slocom thirty ackres of land more or less for which the Tresurer is paid and is butted and bounded as followeth with Land bought by the Said Gyles of John Cranston, one the South Side with lands partly belonginge to Ralph Cowland, and partly with Land belonginge to the Said Gyles Slocom, and the west end it buttinge upon the common, to haue and to hould and peacably to posses and injoy to him his heires and assignes for Euer. Where as it is Ordered that for Eury Ackre of Land that is impropriated, two Shillings is to be paid in to the tresury I haue Receued of Gyles Slocom three pounds which is for thirty ackres of Land graunted to him September the 4th 1648 and is Laid out. I Say Receued by me the 10th of September 1648 three pounds.’
Land Rec: 24 JAN 1650
Note: Giles received a deed of land from John Cranston of Portsmouth.
Birth of Son: 25 MAR 1650
Name: Ebenezer Slocum
Land Rec: 1651
Note: Giles gave to Thomas Guinnings a deed of land in Portsmouth.
Birth of Son: 25 DEC 1652
Name: Nathaniel Slocum
Birth of Son: 17 AUG 1654
Name: Peleg Slocum
Place: Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Birth of Son: 1657
Name: Samuel Slocum
Land Rec: 04 JAN 1657
Note: Received a deed of land from John Cranston of Portsmouth.
Land Rec: 14 JAN 1657
Note: Received a deed of land from John Randall of Portsmouth.
Land Rec: 02 FEB 1657
Note: Received a deed of land from Thomas Cooke Jr. of Portsmouth.
Land Rec: 06 MAR 1657
Note: Received a deed of land from the Township of Portsmouth.
Birth of Daughter: 03 JUL 1660
Name: Mary Slocum
Birth of Son: 25 DEC 1664
Name: Eliezer Slocum
Land Rec: 20 MAY 1667
Note: Received from Robert Carr of Newport, Rhode Island, a deed of land at Navisink, New Jersey.
Land Rec: 23 FEB 1668
Note: Received a deed of land from William Brenton.
Probate: 25 APR 1668
Note: The earemarke of Gyles Slocom [for his livestock] is a Crope [crop] in the Right Eare and a hapeny [half-penny] under the same one the lime [i.e., leading?] eare, with a slitt in the left eare and ahapeny under of thirty years standing and is entered upon Record this 25th of April 1668 by me. – Richard Bulger, towne Clerk
Land Rec: 15 OCT 1669
Note: Received a deed of 1/24th part of the purchasers Township of Dartmouth, in New Plymouth, from Nathaniel, William, and Wrestling Brewster, it being the same land that was “a gift from our Dear Mother Mistress Sarah Brewster”. The price of this purchase (36 pounds) was “paid by Ralph Earle in behalf of Gyles Slocome”.
Land Rec: 28 FEB 1670
Note: Received from John Wood of Newport, Rhode Island, for a consideration of 30 pounds, a deed of “one share of land lying and being within the Liberties and precincts of Norwatacunck in the Jurisdiction of New Jersey Neer New York near Adjoining to the Land of John Slocum [his son] now there inhabiting.”
Land Rec: 03 APR 1670
Note: Giles Slocum received from Thomas Lawton of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, a deed of two shares of land in or near Shrewsbury Township, New Jersey.
Land Rec: 01 APR 1672
Note: Giles Sr. gave a deed of land in Portsmouth, Rhode Island to his son Giles.
Religion: 23 AUG 1673
Note: Excommunicated by the First Baptist Church at Newport since Giles and his wife had become Quakers.
Religion: Giles and his wife were early member of the Society of Friends (Quakers).
Land Rec: 1675
Note: He owned rights in the Township of Taunton, New Plymouth, and sold them to Nicholas White Sr.
Land Rec: 02 NOV 1676
Note: Giles gave to his son, John Slocum of Shrewsbury Township, New Jersey, a deed of one-fourth of one share of land in Shrewsbury, and also the tracts at Navisink, near Shrewsbury, which he purchased in 1667 and 1670.
Land Rec: 02 NOV 1676
Note: Giles gave to his daughter Joanna Mott a deed of three-fourths of one share of land in or near Shrewsbury, New Jersey.
Land Rec: 25 OCT 1678
Note: Giles gave land to his son, Ebenezer, on Canonicut Island in Jamestown Twp, Rhode Island
Note: Giles made many more purchases and sales of land in addition to the ones listed here. He was a very energetic and prosperous man, and he possessed the characteristic English desire for a large landed estate.
Will: 10 OCT 1681
Giles Slocum Sr.’s Will
‘Seeing it pleaseth God to give me this opportunity being in good & sound memory it is with me to setle my out ward Estate that the Lord hath blessed mee with all unto whome I give the glory whoe is gold over All blessed for Ever more amen now Know all people whoe may bee concerned hearin That I Gyles Slocom now of the Towne of Portsmouth one Road Island and in ye Kings Providence Plantation of New England in Amerrica sinnair I doe make this my last will & Testiment in mannar & forme ase ffolloweth my will is that my depts bee first payd by my Executirx hereafter named. Item I doe give & beequeath unto my Louving sonn Samuell Slocome five shillings in Lawfull monyes of New England. Item I give & beequeath unto my sonn John Slocom five shillings Lawful monyes of New England. Item I doe give and beequeath unto my Louving sonn Gyles Slocom him his heires And asignes for Ever all my Lands and housing to mee beelonginge and apertaining beeing and Laying in or one Rhod Island in the Towne of Portsmouth and now in my occdupation Excepting foure accors of Land with one Small Teniment one it laying in the Towne of Portsmouth in Rhod Island and now in the occupation of Will Rickinson house carpenter. Item I give unto my sonn Giles Slocom one great Chest one table one bedsteed one great chaire. Item I give unto my son Ebenezer five shillings Lawfull monyes of New England. Item I give unto my son Nathaniell Slocom two shars of Lands Laying neere the Towne of Shrosbury in New Jersey to him his heires and asignes for Ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Peleg Slocom halfe A sheare of Land Lying and beeing in the Towne of Dartmouth with all the Rights prineledges theare unto beelonging to him his heires and asignes for Ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my son Eliezer Slocom one quarter of a sheare of Land Laying and beeing in the aforesaid Towne of Dartmouth in the Colonye of Plimouth to him his heires and Asignes for Ever. Item I give and beequeath unto my Louing Darter Johanah Mott three quarters of a sheare of Land situate and Laying neare Shorsbury [ Shrewsbury] in New Jersey to her her heires and asignes for Ever. Item I give and beequeath unto my Loueing Dauter Mary Tucker foure accars of Land with one small Teniment one it Laying in the Towne of Portsmouth one Rhod Island and now in the occupation of Will Rickinson house carpenter to her and her heires for Ever. Item I give and bequeath unto my Dafter Mary Tucker sixteen accors of Land situate and Laying up one the Island of Cononicut which wase formerly in the posstiion of Robert Hasard to her her heires and asignes for Ever. Item I give unto my son Eliezer Slocom two oxen foure cowes one horse. Item I give and beequeath unto my Dafter Johanah Mott five pounds Lawful monyes of New England to bee payd her out of my stocke when when solde. Item I give and bequeath unto my Dafter Johanah Mott my Riding horse. Item I doe give and beequeath unto my Loueing friends the peple of God called Quakers foure pound Lawfull monyes of New England to bee payd into the mens meeting one Road Island. Itme I give and beequeath unto my three children Nathaniell Eliezer Slocom and Johanah Mott all my beding equaly devided betwixt them. Item I give unto all my Grand children each of them five sheepe A peace. Item All the Remainder of my Estate undisposed of I give and beequeath unto my five children Nathaniell Peleg Eliezer Slcom Johanah Mott Mary Tucker to bee Equalye devided bee twen them. Item my will is that all my legises bee truly payd by my Executirx within six months after my deseas. Item my will is that after my dessease my sonn Gyles Slocom shall give one mounthes time unto my Executirx for the Removing and taking all my stock ase coews osen sheepe horskine and household goods. Lastly I doe heare by nominate constitute and apoynt my trusty and well beloved Dafter Johanah Mott to bee my full and sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament nulling and makeing void all other wills formerly by mee made what soever And this to stand for my Last will and Testament furder I doe desire my Loueing friends John Easton Simn Water Charles and Arthur Cooke all of Road Island to see this my Last will performed unto which I have heare unto set my hand & seale the Tennth day of ye Eigh mounth called October in the yeare one Thousand six hundred Eighty and one .
Death: 1682 Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Memorial: in Northville Cemetery, Northampton, Fulton County, New York
Click here to see parents: Philip Slocombe and Charity Bickham
Birth: 1620 Cambridge, England
Religion: 16 AUG 1673
Note: Excommunicated by the Baptist Church at Newport. Became a Quaker along with her husband.
Death: 31 AUG 1679 Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Burial: Portsmouth Friends Churchyard, Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Details: Wife of Giles “Old Giles”
Parents are unknown