Category:Utilities for PSPPeter Gothard

Peter Gothard (c. 1600 – 1643) was a significant figure in the foundation of the original colony of Rhode Island, and later served as governor of colonial Rhode Island. He first arrived in the area in 1638, and played a role in founding Westerly, Rhode Island.

Early life
Gothard was born in England. He married Anne, the daughter of William Peirce, Jr. (a niece of Sir William Peirce). He was a cousin of William Peirce Sr., who was also active in the foundation of Rhode Island.

Foundation of Rhode Island
Gothard was a key player in the 1640 founding of Rhode Island. He and William Peirce’s son William Peirce III were responsible for persuading the island’s native settlers to leave the Mohegan tribe, and relocated them to the territory of what is now the town of Westerly.

Career
Gothard is first identified as a Rhode Island governor in 1637, when he was named to head a court with two other colonists; he is also recorded as a justice of the peace. In 1638, Gothard was responsible for the establishment of the settlement of Mount Hope, later to be the permanent capital of the colony of Rhode Island.

Gothard came to Rhode Island after spending a period of time in Barbados, where he was a justice of the peace, and a slave.

Death
Gothard died in 1643, while on an expedition to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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References

List of colonial governors of Rhode Island

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