About Us

The General Society of Colonial Wars is an historical, genealogical, educational and social organization with constituent societies in 30 states, including Rhode Island, as well as the District of Columbia and the British Isles. It was instituted to perpetuate the memory of those events in American colonial history which took place within the period May 13, 1607 to April 19, 1775.

Membership

colonial warsMembership is by invitation.

It is limited to men who are lineally descended in the male or female line from ancestors who, between 1607 and 1775, assisted in the founding, defense and preservation of the American colonies.

Visit our Qualifications page for details.

Upcoming Events

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-- Summer Court; June 2015 --Mt. Hope Farm (Bristol, RI) will be the June 2015 Summer Court. http://www.mounthopefarm.org/

 

 

About Our Society Seal

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The seal of the Society consists of the coat of arms, above it, the Royal Crown of England and surrounding the whole on a title scroll: “Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,” showing at the base on folds: “1636 1638 1647.” The flag is white; bearing in its center within a circle of thirteen five-pointed gold stars the seal of the Society in full color, the title scroll being red with white lettering.

The coat of arms, or escutcheon, of the Society is quarterly of St. George of England, and Rhode Island, as is more clearly depicted herewith: It is blasoned "quarterly: i & iv. Silver a cross gules (a red cross on a field of silver), ii & iii, Azure an anchor gold (a gold anchor on a field of blue)."

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