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This "raiders" division of the Gaspee. Info website is devoted to information about the Raiders as individuals.

In this section of
Gaspee Raiders
Paul Allen
Ephraim Bowen
Aaron Briggs
Abial Brown
John Brown
Joseph Brown
Joseph Bucklin
Abel Easterbrooks
Nath. Easterbrooks
Capt. Samuel Dunn
Capt. Rufus Greene
Capt. Greenwood
Benjamin Hammond
Joseph Harris
Capt. John Hopkins
Justin Jacobs
Joseph Jencks
Hezekiah Kinnicut
John Kilton
Abner Luther
John Mawney
Simeon Olney
Ezra Ormsbee
Benjamin Page
Capt. S. Potter
Barzilla Richmond
Nath. Salisbury
Capt. Chris. Sheldon
Capt. Shepard
James Smith
Turpin Smith
Capt Swan
Robert Sutton
Capt. Jos.Tillinghast
Capt. Abr.Whipple
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Boat Captains
Raider Connections
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 The most complete List of the Gaspee Raiders.

The Rhode Island men that captured and destroyed the English Navy ship Gaspee: The Gaspee Raiders.

Their identities were deliberately concealed from 1772 to 1781, and then their names were forgotten for two centuries. 

This century, we have identified triple the number of names of men above the number identified by historians during the last two centuries. Plus, this list gives you the links to facts about each of the Gaspee Raiders. There were over 100 attackers, so our Joseph Bucklin Society research continues. Further, a separate research effort of the Joseph Bucklin Society is to identify more of the various family, social, church, government, and business relationships among the raiders. It was those family, social, church, government, and business connections that firmly supported the conspiracy to hide the identities, from friend and foe alike, through almost 20 years!

Raiders   A - G
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Raiders   H - Q
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Raiders   R - Z
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Allen, Paul. Only one writer has named Allen as a raider. Hammond, Benjamin, was named in a history prepared for a reputable Rhode Island organization, but we have  nothing more to connect him as a Raider. Richmond, of Providence. Named by the English admiral as a leader of the attack. This was probably Barzillia Richmond, who with the known leaders from Providence, joined in the conspiracy to discredit Briggs. We name him because his involvement may also have been as a member of the attacking raiders.
"Left open for further thought and research." [See explanatory note at end of this web page.] Harris, Joseph., was 20 years old at the time of the attack, and later was a ship captain. "Left open for further thought and research."  
Bowen, Ephraim Author of the first American written account of the raid.  Hopkins, John B., Capt.,  a ship captain placed in charge of one of the attacking longboats, he was in charge of one wing of the line of attacking longboats. Salisbury, Nathan, possibly from Bristol, in Potter's boat, or possibly from Cranston, in a  boat from Providence.
Briggs, Aaron slave impressed by Potter to row a boat Jacobs,  Justin. Sheldon, Christopher. A family tradition places him as one of the raiders. 
Brown, AbialWe think it likely that the Abial Brown family tradition is right. Jencks, Joseph Sheppard, Capt., a ship captain placed in charge of one of the attacking longboats.
Brown. John , Perhaps the most wealthy man in Providence, because of his aggressive merchant adventures. He was the sheriff of Bristol County. He planned and organized the attack on the Gaspee. Kilton, John L Natalie Robinson lists him as a Providence resident who was a raider, but says her evidence is a "dubious source". Smith, James 
Brown, Joseph is listed because of two accusers at the time.  Joseph was a bother of John Brown.  Joseph was the social and political leader of Providence, and perhaps was along on the raid. Kinnicut, Hezekiah, one of the persons identified in the Ormsbee pension application. "Left open for further thought and research."  
"Left open for further thought and research." Luther, Abner Smith, Turpin one of the youthful companions of Bowen.  Like Page, Smith later became a prominent ship master 

"Left open for further thought and research."

 
"Left open for further thought and research." "Left open for further thought and research."
Bucklin, Joseph shot the English Navy captain, and was one of the youthful companions of Bowen Mawney, John doctor who attended the wounded Lt. Dudingston, and one of the youthful companions of Bowen Sutton, Robert  His grandson claimed that Robert Sutton was a Gaspee raider.  
"Left open for further thought and research." Olney, Simeon. Providence resident, age 18, son of the best known Innkeeper in town.   "Left open for further thought and research."
Dunn, Samuel, Capt., a ship captain placed in charge of one of the attacking longboats. "Left open for further thought and research." Swan, Thomas, Capt A sea captain from Bristol, whose name is associated with a poem written immediately after the attack, describing the attack, sung to a tune of the day, and published after the Revolution
Easterbrooks, Abel 
 
Olney, Simeon H.  He and his siblings intermarried with the Browns.   Sylvester, Amos
Easterbrooks, Nathaniel Ormsbee, Ezra. In a whale boat from Warren.    Tillinghast, Joseph, Capt., a ship captain placed in charge of the  largest longboat. Prominent family in society of Providence.
Godfrey, Caleb, Capt. "Left open for further thought and research."  

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Godfrey, Samuel, Capt. Page,  Benjamin. One  of the youthful companions of Ephraim Bowen. Like Turpin Smith, Benjamin Page went on after the Revolutionary War to become a well-known ship captain   "Left open for further thought and research."  
Green, Rufus, Capt. At an earlier date, his ship Fortune had been seized for smuggling, by Lt. Dudingston. Potter, Simeon, Capt. .  With a history as a privateer who made a fortune, he captained the longboat from Bristol Whipple, Abraham, Capt., a ship captain , he was in charge of one of the attacking longboats and also was in charge of the entire fleet of longboats.
Greenwood, John, Capt.

 

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"Left open for further thought and research." That phrase is one that Dr. William Worrall Mayo, father of the sons that started the famous Mayo Clinic, often used to end items in his journal in which he described a particular case of interest in which he intended to further involve himself.   We think that is an apt phrase to use in our research on the persons in the American boats that attacked the English Navy ship Gaspee. The Joseph Bucklin Society will always be engaged in history research on the Gaspee Affair. Our list of the Gaspee Raiders will always be "Left open for further thought and research."

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