Roger Williams, Providence, R.I.

(1602-3ish to 1683)
The Founding Father of the American Founding Fathers!
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In 1644, Williams published The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution which is considered his most famous work. It is a fierce attack on religious and political intolerance in both Old England and New. He advocated for free thought and belief because he believed it was the only means to true faith and religion. His ideas raised questions and challenges but his ideas endured over time.

Download or read PDF The Bloody Tenant of Persecution by Roger Williams

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Read Text of 1643 Patent for Providence Plantations

Vintage pirate compass on ancient map

Parable of the Ship by Roger Williams, 1655

Pembroke College

Researching the Birth and Death of Roger Williams

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Katherine Williams Bio (1598-1634); Sister of Roger Williams of Providence

1578 Grandpa Roger Stokes dies

Alice Pemberton Bio (1564-1634); Mother of Roger Williams of Providence

Ann Tiler family tree in The Visitation of London 1633 - 1635 Vol II-MP Edit-touch

James Williams Bio (1562-1620); Father of Roger Williams of Providence

Ann Tiler family tree in The Visitation of London 1633 - 1635 Vol II-MP Edit-touch

Sydrach Williams Bio (1600-1647); Brother of Roger Williams of Providence

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The First Religions of Colonial America

1629 12 23 son Robert Williams burial record

Robert Williams Bio (1604-1680); Brother of Roger Williams of Providence

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Roger Williams Through the Eyes of Governor John Winthrop, Pt. 3

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Roger Williams Through the Eyes of Governor John Winthrop, Pt. 2

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Roger Williams Through the Eyes of Governor John Winthrop, Pt. 1

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Roger Williams Biography and Dedication to the Freedom of Conscience

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Roger Williams on Conflict and Debate

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Read Text of The 1663 Royal Charter of Rhode Island

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Was Roger Williams a Separatist?

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Roger Williams Timeline

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Read PDF: New England’s Memorial by Nathaniel Morton, published 1669.

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Roger Williams Gallery

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Research: Our Family Connection to Roger Williams

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Read PDF Book: Ancestors of Adelbert P. Thayer, Florine Thayer McCray

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