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 New Hampshire State Papers

 

PROBATE RECORDS

 

ON THE

 

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PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

VOL. II

 

1718--1740

STATE PAPERS SERIES

VOL. 32.

HENRY HARRISON METCALF
Editor of State Papers

OTIS GRANT HAMMOND
Assistant

BRISTOL, N. H.

R. W. MUSGROVE PRINTER
1914

 

 

 

 

JOINT RESOLUTION relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire.

 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

That His Excellency the Governor be hereby authorized and empowered, with the advice and consent of the Council, to employ some suitable person — and fix his compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated — to collect, arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publication of such portions of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire as the Governor may deem proper; and that eight hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed by the state printer, and distributed as follows: namely, one copy to each city and town in the state, one copy to such of the public libraries in the state as the Governor may designate, fifty copies to the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the remainder placed in the custody of the state librarian, who is hereby authorized to exchange the same for similar publications by other states.

Approved August 4, 1881.

 

Albert S. Batchelder, Editor of State Papers:

 

You are hereby authorized to arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publication of such abstracts of the early records of wills and probates of persons and estates relating to the provincial period of New Hampshire as are available, the material being so prepared as to avoid the transcription and publication of merely formal and immaterial parts of documents, and arranged in a chronological order, beginning with the earliest accessible papers and records.

You will also cause such explanatory notes, citations, tables of contents, and indexes as you may deem useful to be prepared and made a part of this work.

This I deem proper to be done, and these directions are given in accordance with the authority vested in me as Governor by the provisions of the joint resolution relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire approved August 4, 1881.

Given under my hand at Concord this 2nd day of January, 1897.

CHARLES A. BUSIEL, Governor.

 

 

 

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

To Henry H. Metcalf, Esquire, Greeting:

 

KNOW YOU, That we, reposing especial trust and confidence in your Fidelity and Ability, have constituted and appointed you Editor and Compiler of Early Province arid State Papers, Hereby giving and granting unto you, the said Henry H. Metcalf, all the power and authority given and granted by the Constitution and Laws of our State to an Editor and Compiler of  said Papers, To HAVE AND TO HOLD THE SAID OFFICE, With all the powers, privileges, and immunities to the same belonging, for the term of ——— years, from and after July 11, 1913, provided you are of good behavior during said term.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused our seal to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS, Samuel D. Felker, Governor of our State, at Concord, this 11th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty eighth.

By his Excellency the Governor, with advice of the Council.

EDWARD N. PEARSON, Secretary of State.

 

                           THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

MERRIMACK SS.                                                      July 14, 1913.

 

Then the said Henry H. Metcalf took and subscribed the Oath of Office as Editor and Compiler as prescribed by law.

 

Before us,

 

EDWARD N. PEARSON

ARTHUR L. WILLIS,

Justices of the Peace, Quorum Unus.

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

 

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The work of preparing and arranging the material for this second volume of Probate Records (Vol. 32, N. H. State Papers) was well under way when the present incumbent of the office of Editor of State Papers entered upon his duties, July 14, 1913, succeeding the Hon. Albert S. Batchellor of Littleton, who assumed the position October 27, 1890, and continued therein, with conspicuous zeal and fidelity, till his decease, June 15, 1913. A considerable portion of the composition and press work had also been done, and the work has been carried out as planned, the preparation of copy, compilation of index, proof reading, etc., being in charge of Mr. Otis G. Hammond, the efficient assistant of Mr. Batchellor throughout his long period of service, who is retained in similar position by the present incumbent.

Volume One of these records covered the period from 1635 to 1717, including copies or abstracts of all wills, probates, inventories, etc., pertaining to the estates of residents of the province, so far as the same could be secured, from the province records, or available outside sources. This second volume covers the time from 1718 to 1740, inclusive, the material increasing in volume, naturally, with the increase of population and the number and importance of estates; so that, undoubtedly, two or more volumes will be required to include the records for the remainder of the period up to 1771, when the Province was divided into counties and separate Probate Courts and registries soon after established.

In concluding his Historical Note in Volume One, introductory to this series of State Papers, Mr. Batchellor remarked:

"In the absence of anything but fragmentary minutes of the proceedings of the Governor and Council as an executive body, it may be difficult to trace, especially in the official records and files,

 

 

 

 

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the personnel of this court, but there is probably data among the records and files of the probate court by which the judges and registers from 1692 to the Revolution, may be identified with substantial accuracy."

A careful examination of the records covering the period enables us to establish the succession of Probate Judges with measurable accuracy, and it is not impossible that the Registers and their approximate terms of service might also be determined by farther investigation, which may hereafter be undertaken. For the present it may be stated that the first person serving as Judge of Probate, distinctively, in the province, was Thomas Packer, who acted in that capacity as early as December, 1693, and up to 1697. Judge Packer received his commission from Lieutenant-Governor John Usher, acting as Governor in the absence of Governor Allen, who, under the commission of the latter, was authorized to "constitute and establish" courts and "constitute and appoint" judges. His first official service, so far as determined from the records, was in December, 1693, and he continued in office until January, 1696/7, when he was removed by order of John Hinckes, President of the Council, and the Council, Hinckes having assumed executive power upon the ground that Usher's commission as Lieutenant-Governor was revoked, in effect, by the commission issued to William Partridge, June 26, 1696. Judge Packer was a physician and surgeon by profession, a native of London, who came to this country early in life, was for a short time at Salem and removed thence to Portsmouth about 1687, where he afterward resided, becoming prominent in his profession and active in public affairs. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the militia, from which office he was removed at the same time as from that of Judge of Probate. He was a Representative in the General Assembly from Portsmouth in 1717, and was chosen Speaker. In 1719 he became a member of the Council, serving till his death in 1723; also for several years as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was one of the proprietors of the town of Gilmanton.

 

 

 

 

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The second incumbent of the office was Nathaniel Fryer of Newcastle, then a part of Portsmouth, who seems to have entered upon his duties early in 1697, upon appointment of President Hinckes, continuing through the following year. Judge Fryer was originally a sailor or mariner, and had resided in Boston, where he was admitted a member of the Second Church in 1654, but soon after removed to Portsmouth. He became active in public affairs, serving as a selectman in 1664-5-6, 1669, 1670, 1673, 1675, 1677-8-9 and 1680. He was also a commissioner for the trial of small causes from 1666 to 1670, and county treasurer for a number of years from 1668, chosen in pursuance of an agreement by the towns of Dover and Portsmouth, constituting a county by themselves, distinct from the County of Norfolk, whose courts were held at Hampton and Salisbury. In 1678 he served on a commission to treat with the Indians. In 1683 he was appointed a member of the Council to fill a vacancy, and was again a member of the Council under Gov. Allen in 1692, and under Gov. Dudley in 1702-3, being dismissed Nov. 4, 1703, at his own request. He was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas from December 1693 to June 1695. He died August 13, 1705.

From 1699 to 1703, inclusive, Lieutenant-Governor William Partridge exercised the function of Probate Judge for the province, but in October of the latter year Joseph Smith, who had been commissioned as Judge, assumed the duties of the position and continued therein through 1708. Judge Smith was born about 1653, either in Exeter or Hampton, in which latter town he spent most of his life, serving as selectman seven years in all, and as a Representative in the Assembly in 1692, 1708, 1709 and 1716, He was Colonel in the militia; treasurer of the Province in 1696; Councilor in 1698-9; an Assistant Justice of the Superior Court from 1693 to 1696 and Chief Justice till 1699. He was three times married, his first wife being Dorothy, eldest daughter of the Rev, Seaborn Cotton, the noted minister of Hampton, He died November 9, 1717.

 

 

 

 

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Col. Richard Waldron of Dover, son of the noted Major Waldron, was the next in line, entering upon his duties early in 1709 and continuing through 1729 —— a longer term than any other incumbent. Col. Waldron enjoyed an extended and notable public career. He was born in Dover in 1650, and by occupation was a merchant, at first in Dover and later in Portsmouth where he resided till his father's death at the hands of the Indians in 1689, when he returned to Dover. He was a deputy in the first Provincial Assembly in 1680, and in April 1681 was chosen a Councilor to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of President John Cutt, being then Speaker of the Assembly, and was named, also, as a member of the Council in the Commission of Edward Cranfield as Lieutenant-Governor, dated May 9, 1682, and continued until removed the following year. In 1684 he was a Representative in the Assembly from Portsmouth, and Speaker, and was returned the following year. In 1692 he again became a member of the Council and continued several years. In 1699 he was made Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, holding the position for many years. He was twice married., his first wife being Hannah, daughter of John Cutt, and the second, Eleanor, daughter of Maj. William Vaughan. He died November 3, 1730.

From 1730 till 1737, inclusive, Benjamin Gambling, who had been for many years previous the register, held the office of Judge of Probate. Judge Gambling was a native of Roxbury, Mass., born about 1681. He graduated from Harvard College in 1702 and is recorded as of Portsmouth in 1709, when he was serving as clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. He was sheriff of the Province from 1717 till 1728, Representative in the Assembly in 1727 and 1728, a member of the Council from 1732, and a Judge of the Superior Court from 1733 till his death, September 1, 1737.

Immediately following the death of Judge Gambling, Richard Waldron, son of Col. Richard Waldron, who had been known as Richard Waldron, Jr., was appointed to the office, and was serving therein in October, 1737, as the record shows. He continued till 1742, when he was removed by Gov. Wentworth and Andrew

 

 

 

 

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Wiggin appointed in his place. This Richard Waldron was born February 21, 1694, and graduated from Harvard College in 1712, when only eighteen years of age. His home was at first in Dover, but he removed, after a time, to Portsmouth. He became a member of the Council in 1728, and Secretary of the Province soon after. In 1749 he was a Representative and Speaker of the Assembly. He is spoken of by historians of the period as a man of high attainments and great literary ability. He died in 1750.

Andrew Wiggin, who succeeded Richard Waldron as Judge of Probate in 1742, served in the office till 1756. Judge Wiggin was born in Squamscott, a section of Exeter now Stratham, January 6, 1672. He was a selectman of Exeter in 1699, 1712 and 1714. It was through his efforts that the town of Stratham was incorporated, and he represented it in the Assembly for a long time, and served, also, as Speaker for several years, from 1728. He was a Judge of the Superior Court from 1729 till 1732. He died early in 1756, his will having been proved on February 6 of that year.

The next incumbent of the office was Richard Wibird, of Portsmouth, son of Richard, who was prominent among the early settlers and built the first brick house in town. He was born July 7, 1702, and graduated from Harvard College in 1772. He held the office of Collector of Customs under Governor Belcher in 1730 and later, and was a member of the Council in 1741. He was made Judge of Probate in 1756 and served till his death, September 25, 1765.

The last incumbent of the office before the division of the province into counties, was John Wentworth, who was appointed upon the death of Judge Wibird, and continued till his own death in 1773. There has been no little confusion over the name of John Wentworth in our early historical records, no less than five men of prominence in our colonial history figuring under that name, which was also again made notable in more recent years by a son of New Hampshire and a scion of the same family, who became Mayor of Chicago and a Representative in Congress from

 

 

 

 

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Illinois in the middle of the last century. These five were the famous "Lieutenant-Governor" John Wentworth; "Judge" John or "Colonel" John, who was a resident of that part of Dover which became Somersworth and later Rollinsford, who was a colonel in the militia, a judge of the first Strafford County Court of Common Pleas, and chairman of the first Revolutionary Congress in the state held at Exeter July 21, 1774, to elect delegates to the Continental Congress; John Wentworth, Jr., son of the latter, who was an eminent lawyer of Dover, a member of the Assembly and Council, and a delegate in the Continental Congress in 1778, when he was one of the signers of the original articles of Confederation; "Sir" John Wentworth, the last of the royal governors, who left the country in 1775, and John, the son of Lieutenant-Governor John Wentworth, the incumbent of whom we now speak, who was born in Portsmouth, October 19, 1703, graduated from Harvard College In 1723, and who was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas from 1754 till his death.

It is worthy of note that the men who held the office of Judge of Probate during the colonial period were, almost without exception, men of high character, of superior education for the times in which they lived, of recognized ability and of commanding influence in their respective communities in the province at large, qualifications not always so conspicuous in these latter days in the incumbents of like and other prominent positions.

 

HENRY H. METCALF.

Editor of State Papers.

 

 

 

                                  LIST OF ESTATES

 

Abbott, John, Portsmouth, 1721/2                                                  147

          John, Portsmouth, 1735                                                       536

Alcock, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1726                                                  287

Alden, Thomas, Dover, 1732                                                          442

Alexander, James, Londonderry, 1729/30                                      371

Allard, James, Gosport, 1722                                                         150

          James, Newcastle, 1727                                                      307

Allen, Jude, Stratham, 1738                                                          719

Almary, George, 1734/5                                                                527

          Robert, 1733                                                                        497

Ash, Thomas, Dover, 1717/18                                                           2

Atkinson, Theodore, Newcastle, 1719                                              90

Ayers, Edward, Portsmouth, 1723/4                                               209

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1722                                                   157

          William, Londonderry, 1733                                                 478

 

Babb, Sampson, Portsmouth, 1735/6                                              563

Ball, Peter, Portsmouth, 1725/6                                                    266

Bonfield, Hugh, Portsmouth, 1727                                                 323

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1735                                                   528

Banks, John, Dover, 1724/5                                                          255

Barker, Enoch, Portsmouth, 1727                                                  320

Barnes, William, Portsmouth, 1738                                                713

Barton, John, Gosport, 1733                                                          470

Batchelder, Benjamin, Hampton, 1717/18                                         1

          Jethro, Hampton, 1723                                                        166

          Nathaniel, Hampton, 1736                                                   595

          Nathaniel, Jr., Hampton, 1723                                             176

 

 

 

 

          XII                               LIST OF ESTATES

 

Bean, Daniel, Kingston, 1718                                                          36

          John, Exeter, 1719                                                                82

          Samuel, Kingston, 1737                                                       640

          Samuel, Exeter, 1737/8                                                       691

Beard, Joseph, Dover, 1723                                                           187

Bell, Shadrach, Newcastle, 1723                                                   172

Bennett, Henry, Portsmouth, 1739                                                749

Bennick, Arthur, Dover or Exeter, 1722                                         149

Bickford, Benjamin, Newington, 1724                                            217

          Susanna, Newington, 1731                                                  425

Blagdon, George, Star Island, 1721                                                133

Blair, Abraham, Londonderry, 1733                                               471

          John, Londonderry, 1738                                                     737

Boule, Abraham, Portsmouth, 1723                                                166

Bowen, William, Cambridge, Mass., 1735                                       551

Boyd, James, Portsmouth, 1739                                                     765

          Robert, Chester, 1725/6                                                      268

Boyes, James, Londonderry, 1723                                                  188

Brackett, John, 1726                                                                     294

Brewster, John, Portsmouth, 1726                                                 274

Briard, Elisha, Portsmouth, 1718                                                     67

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1723                                                   189

Briscoe, Robert, Exeter, 1728/9                                                     350

Brown, Jacob, Rye, 1740                                                               779

          John, Hampton, 1735                                                           556

          Mary, Berwick, Me., 1731                                                    423

          Stephen, Hampton, 1724                                                      248

          William, Hampton, 1725                                                       255

Bunker, James, Dover, 1724                                                         219

          John, Dover, 1737                                                               632

Burbank, Ebenezer, Concord, 1736/7                                             623

Burleigh, James, Exeter, 1723/4                                                   213

          John, Exeter, 1723/4                                                           209

Burn, Ralph, Portsmouth, 1727                                                      314

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES             XIII

 

Burnham, Jeremiah, Dover, 1718                                                    64

Buzzell, John, Dover, 1737                                                            670

 

Calley, Richard, Stratham, 1737                                                    664

Canney, Samuel, Dover, 1735                                                        514

Cargill, David, Londonderry, 1733                                                  478

Carter, John, Gosport, 1726                                                          288

Caswell, William, Portsmouth, 1720                                               123

Cate, Edward, Portsmouth, 1732                                                    444

Cater, Edward, Portsmouth, 1732                                                  440

Chapman, Samuel, Hampton, 1723                                                186

Chase, John, Hampton, 1727                                                         324

Chesley, George, Dover, 1724                                                        225

          John, 1719                                                                            89

          Joseph, Durham, 1730                                                         374

          Joseph, Dover, 1740                                                            789

Christy, Jesse, Londonderry, 1739                                                 759

Clark, Ann, Portsmouth, 1723                                                        175

          Benjamin, Newcastle, 1730                                                 387

          Jacob, Newcastle, 1722                                                        156

          Josiah, Portsmouth, 1734                                                    541

Clark, Mary, Portsmouth, 1719/20                                                   97

          Matthew, Londonderry, 1731                                                416

          Ward, Kingston, 1736/7                                                       625

Clifford, ——— , Hampton, 1720                                                     128

          Joseph, Kingston, 1723/4                                                    203

          Zachariah, Chester, 1723                                                    195

Clough, Joseph, Kingston, 1732                                                     449

Coates, Robert, Newcastle, 1724                                                    235

Cochran, Robert, Londonderry, 1734                                              518

          William, Londonderry, 1738                                                 698

Coffin, Eliphalet, Exeter, 1734/5                                                   523

Colcord, Samuel, Jr., Kingston, 1718                                               36

Coleman, Jabez, Kingston, 1724                                                    238

Collins, John, Portsmouth, 1739                                                    771

 

 

 

 

          XIV                             LIST OF ESTATES

 

Collins, William, Portsmouth, 1738/9                                            744

Connor, Jeremiah, Exeter, 1737                                                    675

Coolbroth, George, Newington, 1738                                              722

Cotton, Abigail, Stratham, 1722                                                     155

          Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1724                                                251

          John, Portsmouth, 1723                                                       166

          Theophilus, Hampton, 1719                                                   92

          William, Portsmouth, 1733                                                   480

          William, Jr., Portsmouth, 1717/18                                         17

Couch, James, Star Island, 1721                                                   134

Cram, Benjamin, Hampton, 1737                                                   676

          John, Hampton Falls, 1734                                                  520

Crawford, Hugh, Chester, 1729                                                     363

Critchett, Martha, Durham, 1729/30                                             368

Crockett, Joshua, 1719                                                                   89

Crommet, John, Dover, 1724                                                         223

Cross, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1722/3                                           159

          John, Portsmouth, 1724                                                       216

          Joseph, Portsmouth, 1739                                                    755

          Richard, Portsmouth, 1729                                                  362

Crucy, Barnaby, Newcastle, 1726/7                                               303

Currier, Diamond, Isles of Shoales, 1731                                       410

Cutt, John, Portsmouth, 1717/18                                                    17

          Richard, Portsmouth, 1735                                                  534

          Samuel, Boston, Mass., 1731                                               410

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1738                                                   722

 

Dalton, Philemon, Hampton, 1720/1                                              130

          Philemon, Hampton, 1735                                                    537

Dam, Pomfret, Dover, 1728                                                            334

          William, Dover, 1718                                                             48

Daniell, Joseph, Dover, 1737                                                         673

Davis, John, Portsmouth, 1723/4                                                   215

          John, Portsmouth, 1733                                                       494

          John, Portsmouth, 1737/8                                                   684

          Moses, 1725                                                                        257

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES             XV

 

Davis, Timothy, Portsmouth, 1736                                                  609

Demedis, John, Portsmouth, 1733                                                 487

Dennett, Alexander, Portsmouth, 1729                                          366

Dinsmoore, John, Londonderry, 1736                                             594

Dolbear, Mary, Portsmouth, 1739                                                   758

          Nicholas, Rye, 1736                                                             570

Dolloff, Thomas, Exeter, 1722                                                        154

Dow, Isaac, Rye, 1735                                                                   544

          John, Hampton, 1737/8                                                       686

          Josiah, Hampton, 1718                                                          45

Drew, John, Dover, 1721/2                                                           141

Drisco, Cornelius, Newmarket, 1732                                              454

Dudley, Biley, Exeter, 1722/3                                                       158

          James, Exeter, 1717/18                                                        10

          Samuel, Exeter, 1718                                                            43

          Stephen, Exeter, 1734/5                                                      525

Duncan, George, Londonderry, 1739                                              755

Dunniford, Bridget, Greenland, 1735                                             545

Dyer, Henry, Exeter, 1719                                                               90

          Joanna, Exeter, 1720                                                           128

 

Eastman, Samuel, Kingston, 1724                                                 249

Edgerly, Samuel, Dover, 1725                                                        262

Elkins, ——— , 1734                                                                      516

          Moses, Kingston, 1737                                                         641

Elliott, Richard, Portsmouth, 1718                                                   65

          Richard, Portsmouth, 1729                                                  363

          Robert, Newcastle, 1718                                                        73

Ellis, Lawrence, Newcastle, 1730                                                  407

Emerson, John, Portsmouth, 1731                                                 426

          Micah, Dover, 1734                                                              518

          Samuel, Durham, 1739/40                                                  774

Evans, Ann, Dover, 1727                                                                311

          Benjamin, Dover, 1735                                                        544

 

 

 

 

          XVI                             LIST OF ESTATES

 

Fellows, John, Kingston, 1723                                                       187

          Samuel, Hampton, 1728                                                       345

          Samuel, Jr., Kingston, 1736                                                 572

          William, Portsmouth, 1737                                                   632

Fernald, Amos, Portsmouth, 1739                                                  767

Field, John, Portsmouth, 1718                                                         65

          Zachary, Dover, 1727                                                           307

Fifield, Benjamin, Hampton, 1726                                                 274

          Jonathan, Hampton, 1738                                                    728

Finlayson, Wallace, Portsmouth, 1738                                            720

Fletcher, Nicholas, Portsmouth, 1737                                            648

Fogg, Seth, Exeter, 1738                                                               696

Follansbee, William, 1733                                                             487

Folsom, Abraham, Exeter, 1740                                                     803

          John, Exeter, 1725                                                              258

          Peter, Exeter, 1717/18                                                          19

          Peter, Jr., Exeter, 1718                                                         48

Ford, John, Jr., Greenland, 1735                                                   552

Fowler, William, Amesbury, Mass., 1735                                        549

Fox, William, Star Island, 1720                                                      122

Frederick, Christopher, Newcastle, 1737/8                                    690

Freeze, Jacob, Hampton, 1727                                                       325

French, John, Hampton, 1717/18                                                    28

Frost, John, Newcastle, 1730/1                                                     395

          Nicholas, Newington, 1718                                                     47

Fuller, John, Hampton, 1719                                                           85

Furber, Richard, Newington, 1728                                                 336

 

Gardner, David, Portsmouth, 1723                                                 164

Garland, Jacob, Hampton, 1735                                                     559

Gerrish, Jane, 1719                                                                        80

Giles, Mark, Dover, 1735                                                               551

Gilman, David, Exeter, 1735                                                          532

          Jacob, Kingston, 1740                                                          801

          James, Exeter, 1738                                                            702

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES            XVII

 

Gilman, John, Exeter, 1738                                                           709

          Joshua, Exeter, 1718                                                             46

Glidden, John. Exeter, 1718                                                            46

          Richard, Exeter, 1727                                                          321

Goddard, John, Dover, 1722                                                          153

Godfrey, Jonathan, Hampton, 1733/4                                            502

Goodhue, Jonathan, Chester, 1731                                                411

Goodwin, Daniel, Somersworth, 1739                                            765

Gookin, Nathaniel, Hampton, 1734                                                519

Goss, Richard, Newcastle, 1719/20                                               103

          Richard, Rye, 1734                                                              511

Gould, Edward, Star Island, 1724                                                  234

Gove, John, Hampton, 1737                                                           663

Gowdy, George, Newcastle, 1721                                                   138

Graham, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1734                                               516

Graves, Samuel, Kingston, 1734                                                    519

Greeley, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1723                                              184

Green, Abraham, Hampton, 1717/18                                                 3

          Isaac, Hampton, 1728/9                                                       355

Greenough, Robert, Boston, Mass., 1737                                        640

Grindall, John, Portsmouth, 1739                                                  768

 

Haines, Joshua, Greenland, 1737                                                  631

Hall, John, 1732                                                                           458

          Josiah, Exeter, 1729/30                                                      370

          Kinsley, Exeter, 1736                                                          580

          Paul, Exeter, 1726                                                               295

          Thomas, Dover, 1732                                                           449

Ham, John, Dover, 1727                                                                319

          John, Portsmouth, 1731                                                       408

          Joseph, Dover, 1724                                                            236

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1731                                                   419

Hammett, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1734                                            517

Hanson, John, Dover, 1727                                                            323

          John, Dover, 1737                                                               632

 

 

 

 

          XVIII                           LIST OF ESTATES

 

Hanson, Thomas, Dover, 1728                                                       341

Harford, Nicholas, Dover, 1736/7                                                   629

Harvey, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1726/7                                            302

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1736                                                   577

          Peter, 1718/19                                                                      80

Hatch, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1717/18                                                7

Hayes, Ichabod, Dover, 1735                                                          532

Head, Arthur, Newcastle, 1718                                                        36

Heard, Tristram, Dover, 1734                                                        506

Heath, Nehemiah, Hampton, 1717/18                                               8

Hersey, Peter, Exeter, 1722                                                           153

Hill, John, Greenland, 1718                                                            67

Hillard, Benjamin, Hampton, 1723                                                 182

Hilton, Dudley, 1722                                                                     149

Hobbs, Henry, Dover, 1724                                                            247

          John, Hampton, 1718                                                            69

          Morris, Dover, 1735                                                             548

          Morris, Hampton, 1739                                                        752

          Sarah, Hampton, 1718                                                           71

Holcomb, John, Newcastle, 1718                                                     44

Howard, Pitman, Portsmouth, 1728                                                349

Hubbard, John, Kingston, 1723                                                      174

Huckins, Robert, Durham, 1719/20                                                95

Huckley, William, Hampton, 1734                                                  514

Hunter, James, Boston, Mass., 1732/3                                          465

Hussey, Jane, Dover, 1733                                                            486

 

Jackson, James, Dover, 1725                                                        257

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1729                                                   365

Jacob, Robert, Portsmouth, 1734/5                                                527

James, Edmund, Hampton, 1735                                                   555

Janvrin, John, Portsmouth, 1720                                                   125

Jaques, Henry, Portsmouth, 1721/2                                              145

Jenkins, Joseph, Dover, 1731                                                        411

Jenness, John, Rye, 1740                                                             805

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES             XIX

 

Jenness, Thomas, Hampton, 1731                                                 423

Joce, Richard, 1734                                                                      514

Johnson, Alexander, Londonderry, 1733                                        499

          Edmund, Hampton, 1737                                                      647

          James, Hampton, 1720                                                        105

Jones, Abraham, Portsmouth, 1728                                                346

          John, Stratham, 1724/5                                                      254

Joslyn, Nathaniel, Scituate, Mass., 1728                                       333

Judkins, Job, Exeter, 1737/8                                                         688

 

Kenniston, George, Portsmouth, 1718                                              75

          Joseph, Stratham, 1724                                                       218

Keyes, Henry, Portsmouth, 1740                                                    791

Keyser, Timothy, Chester, 1726/7                                                 305

Kincaid, David, Dover, 1719                                                            84

Kirk, Henry, Portsmouth, 1728                                                      339

Knight, Bridget, Portsmouth, 1740                                                 790

          John, Newington, 1720                                                        125

          William, 1732/3                                                                  463

Knowles, John, Hampton, 1733                                                      498

 

Laidley, Joshua, Portsmouth, 1732                                                458

Lancaster, Mercy, Hampton, 1733/4                                              501

Landell, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1723/4                                            215

Lane, Edmund, Dover, 1739                                                           763

Langdon, Tobias, Portsmouth, 1724                                                221

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1725                                                   263

Langley, James, Dover, 1730/1                                                     400

          Mary, Durham, 1736                                                            579

Langmaid, Henry, Newcastle, 1737                                                645

Lawrence, David, Exeter or Stratham, 1724                                   224

Leavitt, Benjamin, Stratham, 1733                                                483

          Daniel, Stratham, 1737                                                       635

          James, Portsmouth, 1718                                                      33

          John, Hampton, 1719                                                            89

 

 

 

 

          xx                                LIST OF ESTATES

 

Leavitt, John, Hampton, 1726                                                        295

          Moses, Exeter, 1730                                                            389

          Samuel, Stratham, 1740                                                      800

          Sarah, Portsmouth, 1733                                                     496

          Thomas, Hampton, 1736                                                      618

Levally, John, Exeter, 1739                                                           764

Libby, Anthony, Hampton, 1717/18                                                  15

          Joshua, Portsmouth, 1736                                                   576

Light, John, Exeter, 1718                                                                37

Lock, Jethro, Rye, 1737                                                                 644

Long, Mary, Newcastle, 1735                                                         550

Longfellow, Nathan, Hampton, 1730                                               383

Lord, Nathaniel, Gosport, 1725/6                                                   269

Lovell, Splan, Portsmouth, 1719                                                       81

Loverill, Ebenezer, Hampton, 1723                                                 180

Lowe, Joseph, Stratham, 1738                                                       739

Lucas, Daniel, Nottingham, 1733                                                   476

Lyford, Francis, Exeter, 1723                                                         190

          Thomas, Exeter, 1726                                                          297

 

Magoon, Alexander, Exeter, 1731                                                   421

          John, Kingston, 1731                                                           413

Mannering, Thomas, Newcastle, 1733                                            492

March, Israel, Portsmouth, 1728                                                    340

Marshall, George, Portsmouth, 1718                                                40

          Thomas, Newcastle, 1718/19                                                 79

Marston, Mary, Hampton, 1731/2                                                  434

          Simon, Hampton, 1735                                                         534

Martin, Michael, Portsmouth, 1721                                                135

Martyn, Mary, Portsmouth, 1717/18                                                  6

Mason, Francis, Kingston, 1718                                                       45

          John, Stratham, 1718                                                            50

Mattoon, Jane, Exeter, 1738                                                          695

McGregore, James, Londonderry, 1729                                          359

McMurphy, ——— , Londonderry, 1734                                           514

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES             XXI

 

Meader, John, Durham, 1736                                                        605

Melcher, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1722/3                                       163

Mighill, Samuel, Newmarket, 1736                                                575

Mitchell, ——— , 1735/6                                                               565

Monroe, Peter, Durham, 1738                                                        701

Montgomery, George, Dover, 1729                                                  359

Moody, Clement, Exeter 1729                                                        362

          John, Exeter, 1730                                                              382

          Jonathan, Exeter, 1729/30                                                  373

Moore, William, Londonderry, 1739                                                769

Morrill, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1738                                             700

Morrison, John, Londonderry, 1735/6                                            561

Morse, Obadiah, Portsmouth, 1723/4                                             214

Moulton, Benjamin, Hampton, 1728/9                                            353

          Daniel, Hampton, 1718                                                          52

          David, Hampton, 1732/3                                                      467

          Hannah, Hampton, 1738                                                      723

          John, Portsmouth, 1725                                                       258

          Jonathan, Rye, 1735                                                            538

          Robert, Hampton, 1727                                                        308

Muchmore, John, Star Island, 1717/18                                             9

          Richard, 1724                                                                      225

Muckleberry, Enoch, Newcastle, 1730                                            388

Murray, Andrew, Dover, 1739/40                                                   773

Mussey, John, Kingston, 1723/4                                                    210

 

Naylor, George, Exeter, 1723                                                         171

Nealley, Andrew, Nottingham, 1733                                               488

Nelson, John, 1720/1                                                                    130

          William, Portsmouth, 1732                                                   442

Nichols, James, Londonderry, 1725/6                                            271

Noble, Lazarus, Portsmouth, 1727                                                  310

Nock, James, Dover, 1724                                                             248

Norris, Jonathan, Stratham, 1717/18                                              30

Norton, Bonus, Hampton, 1718                                                        52

 

 

 

 

          XXII                            LIST OF ESTATES

 

Nutter, Anthony, Newington, 1720                                                 105

          Hatevil, 1724/5                                                                   254

          Henry, Newington, 1739                                                      771

 

Odiorne, Jotham, Portsmouth, 1736/7                                           624

Odlin, Abigail, Exeter, 1735                                                           530

 

Packer, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1723                                                197

Palmer, James, Stratham, 1739                                                    761

          William, Portsmouth, 1740                                                   784

Parker, William, Portsmouth, 1731                                                393

Parsons, Thomas, Newcastle, 1726                                                288

Partridge, John, Portsmouth, 1722                                                 152

          Nehemiah, Portsmouth, 1726/7                                           303

          William, Portsmouth, 1718                                                     72

Paul, Moses, Boston, Mass., 1731                                                  422

Pearson, Ebenezer, Bradford, Mass., 1734/5                                  524

          Jethro, Exeter, 1738                                                            743

Pierce, Daniel, Newbury, Mass., 1737                                            661

Penhallow, Abigail, Portsmouth, 1739                                            773

          John, Portsmouth, 1735                                                       548

          Joshua, Portsmouth, 1739                                                   769

          Richard, 1737/8                                                                  677

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1726                                                   283

Perkins, Isaac, 1726/7                                                                  306

          James, Hampton, 1722/3                                                     161

          Thomas, Star Island, 1735                                                   541

Peverly, John, Portsmouth, 1730                                                    381

Philbrick, Jeremiah, Kingston, 1721                                              141

          John, Greenland, 1737                                                        646

          Walter, Greenland, 1730                                                     376

Phillips, Edward, Portsmouth, 1728/9                                            352

          Mary, Portsmouth, 1728                                                       336

Phipps, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1737                                                 651

Pickering, John, Portsmouth, 1720                                                114

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES            XXIII

 

Pickering, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1719                                              87

Pike, Robert, Portsmouth, 1731                                                      426

          Robert, Portsmouth, 1737                                                    662

          William, Exeter, 1726                                                          294

Pinder, John, Durham, 1724                                                         227

Plaisted, Samuel, 1732                                                                  441

Plummer, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1740                                          785

Powell, Thomas, Stratham, 1722                                                    149

Prust, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1740                                                  785

Pulkinhorn, John, Portsmouth, 1737                                              646

Purington, Elisha, Hampton, 1736                                                  570

Purmort, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1721                                               141

 

Ramsey, Hugh, Londonderry, 1736                                                612

Rand, Samuel, Rye, 1730/1                                                           407

          Samuel, Rye, 1740                                                              800

          Thomas, Rye, 1731/2                                                           435

Randall, James, Newcastle, 1719                                                    83

          James, Newcastle, 1731                                                      414

Reed, Thomas, 1725                                                                      255

Richards, George, Topsham, Eng., 1735                                         553

Rindge, John, Portsmouth, 1740                                                    811

Roberts, Hatevil, Dover, 1724                                                        241

Robinson, Timothy, Dover, 1736/7                                                 618

Roby, Thomas, Hampton, 1719/20                                                   99

Rogers, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1724                                             233

Rollins, Aaron, 1723                                                                      178

          Benjamin, Exeter, 1736                                                       610

          Moses, Stratham, 1718                                                          56

Rowe, Richard, Portsmouth, 1724                                                  231

          William, Portsmouth, 1724                                                   231

Rowell, John, Chester, 1737/8                                                      683

          Moses, Kingston, 1733                                                         476

Rundlett, Charles, Jr., Exeter, 1722/3                                           160

          James, Stratham, 1723/4                                                    213

 

 

 

 

          XXIV                           LIST OF ESTATES

 

Sachel, John, Stratham, 1725/6                                                    265

Salter, ——— , 1728                                                                      336

Sanborn, Benjamin, Hampton, 1740                                               809

          Edward, Hampton, 1727/8                                                   327

          John, Kingston, 1723/4                                                       211

          John, Hampton, 1727                                                           316

          Josiah, Hampton, 1728                                                        330

          Nathaniel, Hampton, 1721                                                   138

          Peter, Hampton, 1724                                                          226

          William, Hampton, 1718/19                                                   79

Sargent, John, Portsmouth, 1737                                                   661

Savage, Henry, Portsmouth, 1724                                                  233

Scammon, Richard, Dover, 1723                                                    193

Scribner, John, Exeter, 1735/6                                                     565

          Thomas, Kingston, 1718                                                        31

          Samuel, Exeter, 1730/1                                                       395

Seavey, William, Rye, 1728/9                                                        356

Seward, Henry, Portsmouth, 1734                                                 511

Shackford, John, Portsmouth, 1738                                               724

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1730/1                                               404

Shaw, Benjamin, Hampton, 1740                                                   780

          Samuel, Hampton, 1723                                                       179

Sherburne, Henry, Portsmouth, 1738                                             714

          John, Portsmouth, 1723                                                       191

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1725                                                   261

Sherlock, Francis, 1721/2                                                             146

Simes, John, Portsmouth, 1725                                                     529

Simonds, ———, 1721                                                                   135

Simpson, Susanna, Portsmouth, 1737/8                                        678

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1733/4                                               500

Sinclair, James, Exeter, 1731                                                        417

          John, Exeter, 1730                                                              388

Slayton, William, Portsmouth, 1740                                               811

Sleeper, John, Kingston, 1720                                                       121

          Thomas, Kingston, 1723                                                       202

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES            XXV

 

Sloper, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1738                                                 721

Smart, Robert, Exeter, 1718                                                            56

          William, Exeter, 1723/4                                                       202

Smith, Israel, Stratham, 1723                                                       171

          Ithiel, Hampton, 1717/18                                                      26

          John, Durham, 1729                                                            358

          John, Durham, 1739                                                            758

          John, Durham, 1739/40                                                      775

          Joseph, Durham, 1727                                                         312

          Samuel, Hampton, 1738                                                       737

          Theophilus, Exeter, 1736/7                                                  628

Snell, John, Portsmouth, 1718                                                        73

Spinney, James, Portsmouth, 1720                                                112

Spoore, Prudence, Portsmouth, 1729                                              364

Stackpole, James, Somersworth, 1736                                           577

Stacy, Philemon, Newcastle, 1730                                                 377

Stanyan, John, Hampton, 1717/18                                                  10

Starbird, Thomas, Dover, 1722                                                       150

Steele, John, Boston, Mass., 1728/9                                              350

Stevens, Edward, Exeter, 1718                                                        76

          James, Durham, 1737                                                         645

          Joshua, Stratham, 1738                                                      705

          Samuel, Exeter, 1735                                                          546

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1719                                                    91

Stevenson, Bartholomew, Dover, 1718                                             34

Stiles, William, Dover, 1740                                                          791

Stoneman, John, Portsmouth, 1738/9                                           744

Sumner, Isaac, Portsmouth, 1737                                                  677

Swain, Roger, Portsmouth, 1734                                                    516

Swett, Joseph, Hampton, 1720                                                       124

          Moses, Hampton, 1729                                                         360

Symmes, Thomas, Bradford, Mass., 1727/8                                    325

 

Taylor, Edward, 1720                                                                     105

          Edward, Exeter, 1727                                                          318

 

 

 

 

          XXVI                           LIST OF ESTATES

 

Taylor, Jonathan, Hampton, 1724                                                  227

          William, Exeter, 1735/6                                                       567

Thackham, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1726                                            273

Thing, Bartholomew, Exeter, 1738                                                 708

          Jonathan, Exeter, 1720                                                       106

Thom, Jesse, 1733                                                                        468

Thomas, James, Dover, 1719                                                           82

Thompson, John, Portsmouth, 1732                                               459

          John, Durham, 1733                                                            468

          Thomas, Londonderry, 1739                                                 748

Thurston, Stephen, Stratham, 1728                                               337

Tibbetts, Henry, Dover, 1727                                                         314

          Henry, Dover, 1736                                                              574

          Samuel, Dover, 1725                                                           262

          Samuel, Dover, 1738                                                           735

Tilton, Daniel, Stratham, 1722                                                      157

          Samuel, Hampton, 1725/6                                                   263

Tobey, Richard, Portsmouth, 1739                                                  764

Toogood, Edward, Portsmouth, 1737                                               639

Toppan, Edmund, Hampton, 1740                                                   783

Trickey, Thomas, Newington, 1738                                                 731

Tripe, Lucy, Portsmouth, 1738                                                       719

True, Obadiah, Newcastle, 1735/6                                                 566

Tucker, Catharine, 1718                                                                 43

Turner, James, Portsmouth, 1737                                                  663

Tuttle, John, Dover, 1725/6                                                          269

Twombly, John, Dover, 1724                                                          229

 

Underhill, Sampson, Chester, 1732                                               439

Underwood, John, Newcastle, 1727                                               310

Urin, John, Greenland, 1734                                                         504

Usher, Elizabeth, Charlestown, Mass., 1732                                  438

 

Varney, Peter, Dover, 1732/3                                                        464

Vaughan, George, Portsmouth, 1724                                              242

          William, Portsmouth, 1736                                                   598

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES           XXVII

 

Wadleigh, Henry, Exeter, 1732/3                                                   463

          Robert, Stratham, 1733                                                       484

Walden, Nicholas, Portsmouth, 1720                                              104

          Thomas, 1724/5                                                                  253

Waldron, John, Dover, 1740                                                           787

Walford, Jeremiah, Newcastle, 1732/3                                          462

Walker, George, Portsmouth, 1740                                                 793

Wallace, James, Londonderry, 1737                                               669

Wallingford, Ebenezer, Dover, 1721                                                136

Wallis, George, Newcastle, 1724/5                                                251

Walton, Shadrach, Newcastle, 1737                                               672

Ward, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1732                                                     440

          Thomas, Hampton, 1738                                                      741

Warren, Walter, Portsmouth, 1736                                                 604

Waterhouse, Richard, Portsmouth, 1717/18                                    27

          Richard, Portsmouth, 1731                                                  414

Watkins, John, Newcastle, 1723                                                    173

Weare, Daniel, Hampton, 1733                                                      472

Webber, Lydia, Portsmouth, 1720                                                   123

          Richard, Portsmouth, 1719/20                                             102

Webster, Ebenezer, Kingston, 1735/6                                            559

          Isaac, Kingston, 1718                                                            63

          John, Rye, 1734                                                                  515

Weeks, Joseph, Greenland, 1735                                                   552

          Joshua, Jr., Greenland, 1736/7                                           620

          Leonard, Portsmouth; 1717/18                                              26

Wells, Edward, Portsmouth, 1737/8                                               679

Wentworth, Benjamin, Dover, 1726                                               273

          Benjamin, Dover, 1728                                                        340

          Ephraim, Somersworth, 1738/9                                           745

          Ezekiel, 1720                                                                       104

          John, Dover, 1718/19                                                            78

          John, Portsmouth, 1730                                                       378

          Thomas, Dover, 1719                                                             81

Weymouth, Benjamin, Dover, 1724/5                                            254

 

 

 

 

          XXVIII                         LIST OF ESTATES

 

Whidden, Michael, Portsmouth, 1738                                             728

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1732                                                   442

White, Joseph, Antigua, 1718                                                          34

          Philip, Portsmouth, 1719                                                        80

          Richard, Stratham, 1718                                                       64

Whittock, John, Portsmouth, 1731/2                                             437

Wibird, Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1739                                              750

          John, Portsmouth, 1730/1                                                   400

          John, Portsmouth, 1732                                                       437

          Richard, Portsmouth, 1732                                                  459

Wiggin, Catherine, Stratham, 1724                                                236

          Catherine, Stratham, 1738                                                 697

          Chase, Stratham, 1733                                                        488

          Jonathan, Stratham, 1737/8                                                693

          Simon, Stratham, 1719/20                                                  101

          Thomas, Stratham, 1726/7                                                 298

Wilcomb, Richard, Star Island, 1719                                                87

Wilson, John, Newcastle, 1738/9                                                   745

Williams, John, Durham, 1735                                                      539

          William, Portsmouth, 1721/2                                               146

Winkley, Nicholas, Portsmouth, 1739                                             759

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1726                                                  288

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1737                                                   635

Wormwood, Jacob, Durham, 1735/6                                               563

 

Yeaton, Richard, Isles of Shoals, 1732                                           443