born , 1601, Boston, Lincolnshire, Eng.died Nov. 1, 1678, Rhode IslandAmerican colonial governor and religious dissident.An official in the Massachusetts Bay Company, he immigrated to Massachusetts in 1630 and served in the colonial legislature. As a follower of Anne Hutchinson, he was obliged to leave the colony for Aquidneck Island (Rhode Island), where he established settlements at Portsmouth and Newport. Although he hoped to maintain Aquidneck as a separate colony, it was combined with Roger Williams's Providence plantation in 1644. Later acknowledging Rhode Island's unity, he served as its governor in 1674, 1675, and 1678.
* * *▪ colonial governor of Rhode Islandborn , 1601, Boston, Lincolnshire, Eng.died Nov. 1, 1678, Rhode Island [U.S.]Coddington, an assistant in the Massachusetts Bay Company, migrated to the New England colony in 1630. He settled in Boston, where he became the company treasurer from 1634 to 1636 and, in the latter year, was a deputy in the colony legislature. In 1637 he supported the controversial antinomian religious tenets of Anne Hutchinson (Hutchinson, Anne), and as a result he and his followers were obliged to leave Massachusetts for the island of Aquidneck (Rhode Island) in Narragansett Bay.Coddington established a government based on Old Testament precepts in a settlement that he led at Pocasset (Portsmouth) on the northern part of Aquidneck. Anne Hutchinson had also settled in Portsmouth after she was banished from Massachusetts, but Coddington became embroiled in a dispute with her and moved his settlement to Newport in 1639. Although Portsmouth and Newport were united the next year, with Coddington elected governor, his hopes to maintain the island of Aquidneck as a separate colony were thwarted in 1644, when the English colonist Roger Williams (Williams, Roger) obtained a patent uniting his Providence plantations with Aquidneck.In 1651 Coddington obtained a patent from Parliament establishing Aquidneck as a separate colony, but opposition from his own followers as well as from Roger Williams caused Parliament to annul the grant the next year. Coddington thereupon left for Boston, where in 1656 he acknowledged the unity of Rhode Island. A decade later he espoused Quakerism, and as a Quaker he served as Rhode Island's governor in 1674, 1675, and 1678.
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