Birth: 25 JAN 1647 Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Moved to: BEF 1669
Place: Dartmouth Twp, New Plymouth
1st Marriage: 26 MAR 1669 to Anne Lawton in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Probate: 07 MAR 1670
Note: Nathaniel Soule complained against Gyles Slocom, of Dartmouth, that said Slocome entered into and upon the rights of said Soule in his absence and refused to surrender the same… The jury find for the defendant.
Birth of Daughter: 08 APR 1671
Name: Elizabeth Slocum
Probate: 05 JUL 1671
Note: Nathaniel Soule of Duxburrow, and George Soule of Dartmouth… complaineth against Gyles Slocome of the towne of Dartmouth, late of Rhode Island… that he did in 1669, in absence of the first named, enter into and upon their rights and refused to surrender and so brought into question the title to their land… The jury find for plaintiffes… thirty shillings damage and the cost of the suite
Land Rec: 01 APR 1672
Note: Was given a deed of land in Portsmouth, Rhode Island by his father, Giles Slocum Sr.
Birth of Daughter: 09 OCT 1672
Name: Johanna Slocum
Birth of Daughter: 15 SEP 1674
Name: Ann Slocum
Birth of Daughter: 30 JAN 1675
Name: Mary Slocum
Moved to: Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Freeman: 30 APR 1678
Birth of Daughter: 03 MAR 1679
Name: Sarah Slocum
Probate: 12 JUL 1679
Note: “The eare marke of the Cattle of Giles Slocum Junr is a crop on the Right Ear and a halfpeney on Each side the same and A slit in the left Eare with A halfpeney under the same. Entered and Recorded the 12th of 5th month 1679.” – mee John Anthony, Towne Clerke
Birth of Son: 08 DEC 1680
Name: Giles Slocum
Note: Chosen on committees, and singly, to attend to business appertaining to the Society of Friends (Quakers). It also appears he was sometimes called upon to explain conduct which was declared disorderly by that Society.
Probate: 28 AUG 1682
Note: Chosen to serve on the Grand Inquest. Also chosen to serve in 1685.
Birth of Son: 22 SEP 1682
Name: John Slocum
Details: Deputy from Portsmouth to the Rhode Island General Assembly (Legislature)
Note: 25 JUL 1687
Details: Selectman for Portsmouth
Note: 02 JUN 1690
Details: Town Councilman
Probate: 16 NOV 1694
Note: Named as one of the proprietors of Dartmouth Township in the confirmatory deed of Governor William Bradford
Details: Assistant (Colonial Senator). Also in the years 1698, 1700, 1703, 1705, and 1708.
Note: He was generally chosen Moderator of the Portsmouth Town meetings, and was, evidently, the most prominent man of his time in that township.
2nd Marriage: 23 NOV 1704 to Mary Paine Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Details: Chosen with Governor Cranston and others, as a committee on the part of Rhode Island to settle the long continued and vexatious question of boundary line between that Colony and Connecticut.
Death: 01 JAN 1713 Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Burial: Giles Slocum Lot, Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island
Details: Here lyeth ye body of Giles Slocum Senior who depart ye this life January first day 1713 in ye 64 year of his age.
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