East Greenwich Law and Legal Definition

East Greenwich is the name of the royal manor in the county of Kent in England. East Greenwich is usually mentioned in the royal grants or patents. It gives a description of the tenure of free socage.

Further, East Greenwich is a town in Rhode Island, U.S. with a population of about 12,948 at the 2000 census. It is the wealthiest municipality in Rhode Island. The town of East Greenwich was formed in the year 1677 and it was named for Greenwich, of England. It was renamed as Dedford in 1686 but its original name was reverted back in 1689. In 1741 the more rural western three-quarters of the town was set as West Greenwich, and the remaining quarter was called as East Greenwich.