Warwick was built in 1642 by Samuel Gorton when Narragansett Indian Sachem Miantonomi sold him the Shawhomett Purchase for 144 ranges of wampum. This fused the towns of Coventry and West Warwick, Rhode Island. Nevertheless, the purchase was not without challenge. Sachems Sacononoco and Pumham declared that Miantonomi had sold the land without mentioning their support. They took their case to Boston, where they put their properties under Massachusetts rule. In 1643, Massachusetts Bay Colony sent a nearby armed force capacity to Shawomett to catch Gorton and his fans. After a stressed halt, everything aside from three of the Gortonists offered up to the Massachusetts powers. This event caused the other three settlements on Narragansett Bay (Providence Plantations, Portsmouth, and Newport) to consolidate and get a majestic agreement allowing them to shape the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

In 1648, Gorton was surrendered an approval by Robert Rich, second Earl of Warwick, Lord Admiral and head of the Parliamentary Commission on Plantation Affairs. Thusly, the name of the settlement was changed from Shawhomett to Warwick. Massachusetts continued lying assurance to the zone, anyway it set forth no further endeavor to approve it.

In 1772, Warwick was the zone of the primary savage act against the British Crown in the Gaspee Affair. Close by supporters boarded the Gaspee, a pay shaper that executed the Stamp Act 1765 and Townshend Acts in Narragansett Bay. It was here that the chief blood was spilled in the American Revolution when Gaspee’s pioneer Lt. Dudingston was shot and really harmed during the fight for the vessel. The Gaspee was denied everything being equivalent and arms, by then devoured.

During the Revolution, Warwick minute men participated in the conflicts of Montreal, Quebec, Saratoga, Monmouth, and Trenton, and they were accessible for the British passive consent at Yorktown in 1781.