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
Qualification for List
Boat Captains
Raider Connections

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Gaspee History
for history, overall facts, background, results, and analysis of the  1772 attack itself.


Books: American Colonial and Revolutionary War history or the people involved. We have suggestions for you.




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Joseph Bucklin Society.

References in brackets [  ] or in curly brackets {  } on any page in this website are to books, or other materials, listed in the Joseph Bucklin Society Gaspee Bibliography, or to materials held by the Joseph Bucklin Society.



Our list is larger than the usual lists of a dozen or so raiders that were published by  historians before our research became available. There are at least four reasons for our longer list.   All four reasons have significance.

  1. We've done more research on the limited topic of identifying the men.  Most historians have not spend time o that specific topic.
  2. The Joseph Bucklin Society has the advantage of long-term, constant, research, analysis, and education concerning the Gaspee events.  Because a division of the  Joseph Bucklin Society is devoted to .researching the Gaspee events, we have had the advantage of long time research, continuing more than a few years.  Because we are publicly available, though the internet, persons have contacted us from time to time with important new information to add to the research project.
  3. There have been twin drivers of research: the Gaspee Virtual Archives and the Joseph Bucklin Society. The two greatest collections of publicly and freely available information about the Gaspee Affair are found at:

    (A) the Joseph Bucklin Society, which provides this website at www.Gaspee.Info, and

    (B) the Gaspee Virtual Archives, which are provided through John Concannon and

    A significant amount of our Joseph Bucklin Society (Gaspee.Info) research started with items gathered by John Concannon, the tireless Rhode Island researcher and intelligent webmaster at the Gaspee Virtual Archives. We and future historians owe him much.
  4. We have made the decision to list all reasonably likely Gaspee Raiders. We have chosen to list all those who have been identified by any researcher, author, or historian, amateur or not,  as long as the claim is plausible.  Each of the following persons on our list have been identified by at least one researcher.  We have doubts regarding some of them --- but we list them because reasonable persons might have a different view of our doubts.

    When reasonable persons could differ, we have not let our own judgment eliminate from the list someone who has been reasonably identified as a Raider. By listing all who at least one person reasonably has identified as a  probable raider, with valid facts and acceptable logic, we assist others in their future research.

"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.  We think that is an apt phrase to use in the attempt to find the names of the persons in the longboats that attacked and captured the Gaspee.

The Joseph Bucklin Society will always be engaged in history research on the Gaspee and working to find more names of the men involved, as well as finding facts that may disqualify a man as in the longboats on that night, as well as finding more of the historical facts about each of the men in the longboats. This entire list will always be "Left open for further thought and research."


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