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PROBATE RECORDS

OF THE

PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

VOL. 3
1741-1749

STATE PAPERS SERIES

VOL. 33

HENRY HARRISON METCALF
Editor of State Papers

OTIS GRANT HAMMOND
Assistant

CONCORD, N. H.
THE RUMFORD PRESS
1915

 

 

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.

 

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Albert S. Batchellor, 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 and 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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Volume I of this series of New Hampshire State Papers, presenting, in abstract, the Probate Records of the Provincial Period, from the earliest days up to the time of the division of the Province into counties (after which the several counties had separate courts of Probate established, whose records have been independently kept at the respective county seats, and are, therefore, more readily available to interested parties), covered a period of more than eighty years — from 1635 to 1717. Naturally enough, from the increase in population and the corresponding increase in Probate business, the period covered by Volume II, issued in 1913, seven years after Volume I was published, was only twenty three years, from 1718 to 1740, inclusive; while this third volume, of substantially the same size (each volume approximating eight hundred pages of text) includes abstracts of the record for nine years, only, from 1741 to 1749, inclusive, making it evident that not less than three more volumes, or six in all, will be required to present the record of wills and probates for the entire Provincial Period, or up to the time when the county courts went into operation.

It will be noted that the period covered by this volume (Volume III) was included in the incumbency of Judges Richard Waldron (Jr.) and Benjamin Gambling, with William Parker serving as Register. In the Introduction to the last volume — Volume II — of Probate Records, the succession of the Judges of Probate for the colony was traced, as fully as possible, and brief sketches of the individual judges presented. It was remarked, also, that further investigation might, perhaps, determine the succession of Registers and their approximate terms of service.

Quite an effort has been made, involving close and extended examination of the records; but, while the succession has been

 

 

 

 

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ascertained with practical accuracy, so far as the names of incumbents are concerned, the precise dates of the beginning and close of terms cannot be stated; nor can definite biographical data be given in all, or even in a majority of cases.

The first person whose name appears in the records, in the capacity of a Register, was Renald Fernald, who signed as "Recorder" when the will of one Daniel Maud, recorded in Volume I, page 1, of Probate Records, and presented in the first volume of this series, pages 27-29, was proved, January 26, 1655-6. This is the only instance in which his signature is found in this capacity, nor is there any available record establishing the identity of the man himself, so far as the writer has been able to ascertain. The only Renald Fernald of whom any account can be found, and that a very brief one, came from England in 1630 or 1631, having been sent out by Capt. John Mason, and settled on the island which is the site of the present Navy Yard, and is reputed to have been the first surgeon among the New Hampshire settlers. He is mentioned by Dr. John R. Ham in his "Dover Physicians," as undoubtedly the physician to the Dover settlement in its early days, living, as he did, only five miles from Hilton's (now Dover) Point. There is also reference to him in "Memorials of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati" as an ancestor (great-grandfather) of Tobias Fernald who was a captain in Colonel Scammon's regiment at the siege of Boston, and, later, a lieutenant-colonel. He is said to have had seven children — four sons and three daughters — but the name of only one son (William, the grandfather of Tobias) is given. It is manifest that either the Doctor, himself, who died in the same year in which the record spoken of was made, or a son of the same name, was the "Recorder" in question.

The first man to hold the office of Register for any considerable period of time, was Elias Stileman, whose name appeared in this connection at a date as early as 1661 and continuously up to 1686, and probably later. He was a native of England, born about 1617, and came to America with his father, of the

 

 

 

 

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same name, about 1629, and settled at Salem, Mass. He removed to Piscataqua, or Portsmouth, some time before 1658, as in October of that year he was made a commissioner for the trial of small causes there. He was a man of no small importance in the community, holding the office of selectman of Portsmouth most of the time from 1659 to 1666, and of "clerk of the writs" from 1659 to 1663. He was chosen town clerk in 1667, continuing many years, and was again selectman for an extended term. He served several terms in the Provincial assembly, between 1667 and 1690, and was an associate judge of the county court many years from 1666. He was also a captain in the militia, and at one time commanded the fort on Great Island. Upon the establishment of the provisional government, under President John Cutt, in 1680, he was made a Councilor and Secretary of the Province, and on the death of President Cutt was made Deputy President by his successor, Major Waldron, holding the position till his removal by Cranfield, in 1683. Later, in 1692-3, he was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. He was one of the nine founders of the First Congregational Church in Portsmouth. He died December 19, 1695, at the age of seventy-eight years.

Between the time of Elias Stileman, and Charles Story, who served from about 1700 to 1715, the signatures of three men, who served as Register, appear in the records. That of Thomas Davis, the first of these, appears but once or twice, in 1792-3, and of him nothing can be said, nor is there any available information concerning William Redford who served as early as 1694, or earlier, and up to 1697, or Francis Tucker, who was Register from 1697 to 1699, though the latter was probably a descendant of that Richard Tucker who, with George Cleeves, made the first attempt at the settlement of Portland, Maine, in 1633. and removed to Portsmouth about 1653, where he died in 1659, leaving six sons.

Referring to William Redford, it may be said that Brewster in his Portsmouth "Rambles," Volume 2, page 66, mentioning

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Wibird, says "she was the Widow Elizabeth Redford when married to Richard Wibird Sr., July 10, 1701" and queries thus: "Was her first husband William Redford who was Register of Deeds at Portsmouth, 1693 to 1697?" It is safe to say that if so well informed a historian as Mr. Brewster, writing two generations ago, could tell nothing definite about William Redford, it would be idle to attempt to ascertain anything about him now.

Charles Story, previously mentioned, who served as a Register for fifteen years, was a lawyer of much ability, born and educated in England who came to this country in 1697, bringing a commission as Judge of Admiralty for the Province, and located at Great Island, now Newcastle, then regarded as a part of Portsmouth, and died there in March, 1716. He held his position as Judge of the Court of Admiralty for some time; was made Secretary of the Province and clerk of the Council in 1699, and continued in the former office, with the exception of about one year, in 1703-4, till the time of his death. He served as Register of Probate, also, as has been stated, from 1700 to 1715, inclusive, besides being engaged in many important causes, as a legal practitioner. His case illustrates the fact that in the early days it was not unusual for one man to hold two or more important public offices at the same time. A more striking illustration is furnished in the case of Meshech Weare, who was President of the Council and the executive head of the government, under the temporary constitution from 1776 to 1784, and at the same time, or until 1782, Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature.

From 1715 to 1717 the name of Richard Gerrish appears as Register. Whether this Richard Gerrish was the one who was a member and Speaker of the Assembly from 1710 to 1715, promoted to the Council in 1716 and died a year later, or whether his son, Richard, was the Register is a question. However, Quint, in his "Historical Memoranda of Ancient Dover," page 311, speaks of Richard Gerrish as a son of John Gerrish of

 

 

 

 

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Dover, who "lived in Portsmouth," and "was a Councilor and Register of Probate." John Gerrish, the father, is said to have married Elizabeth, daughter of the famous Major Richard Waldron and to have been a representative in 1684, and a member of the Convention of 1689. He had five sons, of whom Richard was the eldest. This Richard, the senior, made a will in October, 1617, just before he died, which appears in Volume I, page 808, in which he disinherited his son, Richard, because he carried himself "very undutyfull & Disobedient," in that, as it was said, he intended "to marry Elizabeth Cutt, the widdow of John Cutt late of Portsmo Marriner Deceas'd; which is utterly against my will." Shortly before his death the senior Richard Gerrish had been appointed a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. In Brewster's "Rambles About Portsmouth," Volume 2, page 66, in a list of names of those occupying seats in the old Town Meeting House in Portsmouth, in 1693, that of Mr. Richard Gerrish appears among those occupying a seat in the "Men's Gallery fronting the Pulpit," that of John Cutt also appearing among them.

From 1718 to 1728, inclusive, Benjamin Gambling, subsequently for many years Judge of Probate, filled the office of Register, and therein so familiarized himself with the methods of procedure in probate affairs as to qualify him to an unusual degree for the higher office in which he became distinguished. Further reference to Judge Gambling may be found in the Introduction to Volume 2, p. VIII, Probate Records.

For a brief period, in 1729, Richard Waldron, Jr., served as Register. Mr. Waldron, who was succeeded in 1700 by John Penhallow, was himself made Judge of Probate immediately following the death of Judge Gambling in September, 1737, and is also mentioned on the same page with the latter, in the Introduction above referred to.

From 1730 to 1735, John Penhallow of Portsmouth was the incumbent of the Register's office. This John Penhallow seems to have been the second son of Samuel Penhallow, a native of

 

 

 

 

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Cornwall, England, born July 2, 1665, who came to Boston in 1686, and removed to Portsmouth the following year, where he became prominent in public affairs and was Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature from 1717 to 1726. He married Mary, daughter of John Cutt, first President of the Council and acting Governor.

John was born January 13, 1693. He was prominent and successful in mercantile life and extensively engaged in the West India trade. He married Elizabeth (Butler) widow of John Watts, who had been his partner in business. They had two sons — Samuel, a church deacon, and John, who was also a reputable citizen. The Penhallow name is still a familiar one in Portsmouth, and is borne by one of the city's streets.

The last of the Provincial Registers, and the one holding the office for by far the longest term, and whose name is most familiar to those who have had occasion to make extended examination of the early records, was William Parker, incumbent from 1735 to 1771. He was a native of Portsmouth, born December 9, 1703, the son of William and Zerviah (Stanley) Parker. He was educated privately, taught school in youth, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1732. He received his appointment as Register from Governor Belcher. He was for a time Surrogate Judge of the Admiralty, and was for many years the only notary public in the province. He was clerk of the commission to settle the boundary line between New Hampshire and Massachusetts in 1737; was a Representative in the Assembly from 1765 to 1774, and was a Justice of the Superior Court from 1771 to the end of the Province Period. As a lawyer he stood at the head of his profession and his counsel was widely sought in legal matters. He was a great reader and a close student of classical literature. Harvard College, in 1763, conferred upon him the honorary degree of Master of Arts. He married Elizabeth Grafton in 1728, and had eleven children. John P. Hale was one of his grand-children. He died April 21, 1781.

 

 

 

 

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Judge Parker was a remarkably fine penman, his hand-writing almost rivalling the finest copper plate, and the records of the Probate Court, as kept by him during the many years of his service, are admired to the present day by those having occasion to examine the same, for the clearness, smoothness and fairness of hand with which they are distinguished.

As in case of the former volumes of this series, the compilation of Volume III has been in charge of Capt. Otis G. Hammond, long the capable assistant in this department.

HENRY H. METCALF,

 Editor of State Papers.

August 30, 1915.

 

 

 

 

                                  LIST OF ESTATES

 

Abbott, Reuben, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                             257

Adams, James, Londonderry, 1742/3                                             148

Addison, Jonas, Exeter, 1749                                                         721

Aiken, William, Londonderry, 1745                                                301

Alcock, Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1743                                              169

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1747                                                   466

Almary, John, Portsmouth, 1749                                                    736

Ambrose, Henry, Chester, 1746                                                     379

          Nathaniel, Chester, 1745                                                     268

Annis, Charles, Exeter, 1741                                                           75

Atkinson, Joseph, Exeter, 1749                                                      689

Austin, Nathaniel, Dover, 1749                                                      718

 

Banfield, John, Portsmouth, 1745                                                  271

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1742                                                   104

Barker, Noah, Stratham, 1748                                                       624

          William, Concord, 1742                                                        127

Barr, John, Londonderry, 1748                                                      629

Bartlett, Christopher, Haverhill District, 1747                               470

          Thomas, Newbury, Mass., 1744                                            213

Batchelder, John, Kensington, 1748/9                                           649

          Stephen, North Hampton, 1748/9                                         655

Bean, Richard, Exeter, 1749                                                          718

Beard, Robert, Nottingham, 1747                                                   490

Bell, James, Windham, 1744                                                         205

          John, Londonderry, 1743                                                     159

Beverland, Joseph, Nottingham, 1748                                            592

Bickford, John, Dover, 1744                                                           202

          Peircy, Portsmouth, 1745                                                     297

 

 

 

 

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Bishop, James, Portsmouth, 1742/3                                              147

          Joseph, Boscawen, 1749                                                      722

Bixby, John, Amherst, 1745/6                                                       336

Blair, James, Londonderry, 1745                                                   303

          William, Boston, Mass., 1747/8                                            534

Blake, Hezekiah, Kensington, 1746                                               349

          Moses, Kensington, 1746/7                                                  429

          Philemon, Hampton Falls, 1741                                             48

Blodgett, Caleb, Woburn, Mass., 1746/7                                         431

          Jacob, Litchfield, 1742/3                                                     144

Blunt, John, Newcastle, 1748                                                        586

Boyes, James, Londonderry, 1747                                                  510

Brackett, Joshua, Greenland, 1749                                               685

Bradley, Jonathan, Exeter, 1746                                                   408

Brewster, John. Portsmouth, 1743                                                 180

Brooks, Edward, Portsmouth, 1746/7                                             426

Brown, John, Hampton Falls, 1747/8                                             548

Burbank, Samuel, Hopkinton, 1747/8                                            549

Burnham, John, Durham, 1749                                                     698

Butler, Abigail, Nottingham, 1746                                                  365

 

Calfe, John, Chester, 1747/8                                                         542

Cameron, Mary, Portsmouth, 1743                                                 152

Campbell, Alexander, Amesbury District, 1749                               723

Cass, Jonathan, Kingston, 1745                                                    312

Caswell, John, Chester, 1749                                                        717

Cate, John, Greenland, 1740/1                                                       16

Chambers, William, Londonderry, 1747                                         485

Chase, Jonathan, Stratham, 1744                                                 218

          Jonathan, Stratham, 1749                                                   693

Cilley, Benoni, South Hampton, 1745                                             309

Clark, John, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                                   242

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1742                                                   105

Clay, Jonas, Chester, 1747                                                            495

Clements, Job, Dover, 1749                                                           725

 

 

 

 

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Clifford, Isaac, Kingston, 1745                                                       298

Clough, Ichabod, Kingston, 1745                                                    321

          Rebecca, Kingston, 1749                                                      736

Cochran, Andrew, Londonderry, 1743                                            157

          John, Londonderry. 1746/7                                                  438

Colby, Philip, Kingston, 1746                                                         412

Compton, John, Boston, Mass., 1747                                              487

Converse, Joshua, Litchfield, 1746                                                355

Cook, Thomas, Boscawen, 1748                                                     563

Coombs, William, Portsmouth, 1745                                               314

Cotton, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1745                                                306

Cowen, Thomas, Dunstable, 1748                                                  615

Craige, David, Londonderry, 1747                                                  487

Cummings, Alexander, Concord, Mass., 1744/5                             243

          Jerahmeel, Hollis, 1748                                                       561

Currier, Reuben, South Hampton, 1744/5                                      252

Cutt, Richard, Portsmouth, 1749                                                   721

 

Danforth, Jonathan, Hollis, 1748                                                   561

Davidson, John, 1748                                                                    612

Davis, Eleazer, Dover, 1745                                                           258

          James, Durham, 1748                                                         608

          John, Portsmouth, 1741/2                                                     96

Dearborn, Edward, Greenland, 1746/7                                         425

Dearborn, John, North Hampton, 1746                                           367

Dennett, Ephraim, Portsmouth, 1741                                               50

          Joseph, Portsmouth, 1747                                                    473

          Moses, Portsmouth, 1748/9                                                 639

Dickey, Adam, Londonderry, 1746                                                  398

Dinsmoore, Thomas, Hollis, 1747/8                                               544

Doe, John, Durham, 1742                                                             100

          Sampson, Newmarket, 1748                                                 554

Dolbear, Sarah, Boston, Mass., 1745                                              301

Dolloff, Richard, Exeter, 1744                                                        198

          Samuel, Exeter, 1741                                                            33

 

 

 

 

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Doran, William, Exeter, 1745                                                         278

Dow, Amasa, Hampton, 1747                                                         496

          Benjamin, Hampton Falls, 1747/8                                       547

          Jabez, Hampton, 1749                                                          757

          Stephen, Haverhill District, 1743                                         161

Dowen, Mary, 1745                                                                        259

Downing, John, Newington, 1743/4                                               196

          Joshua, Newington, 1747                                                     478

          Richard, Newington, 1747                                                    447

Downs, Ambrose, Gosport, 1748                                                     550

          Thomas, Somersworth, 1749                                                742

Drew, Francis, Portsmouth, 1746                                                  386

          John, Somersworth, 1747                                                    497

Dudley, James, Exeter, 1746                                                         369

          Trueworthy, Exeter, 1749                                                    733

Durgin, Eleanor, Stratham, 1747/8                                               537

 

Eastman, Ebenezer, Concord, 1744/5                                            250

          Ebenezer, Kingston, 1746                                                    352

          Jonathan, Haverhill District, 1747/8                                   538

Edmunds, Jonathan, Portsmouth, 1748                                          551

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1744                                                   201

Elkins, Jonathan, Hampton, 1746                                                  381

Emerson, Mary, Portsmouth, 1745                                                 403

          Robert, Haverhill District, 1742                                           137

Emery, Edward, Boscawen, 1743                                                   167

 

Fabyan, John, Newington, 1748                                                     587

Fellows, Ebenezer, Kingston, 1742                                                 105

          Samuel, Salisbury, Mass., 1741                                              60

Fernald, John, Portsmouth, 1740/1                                                   7

Fogg, Simon, Hampton Falls, 1749                                                 737

Follett, Benjamin, Stratham, 1746                                                397

Folsom, Edward, Newmarket, 1743                                                194

          James, Exeter, 1748                                                            582

 

 

 

 

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Folsom, Jeremiah, Newmarket, 1746/7                                         432

          Jonathan, Damariscotta, Me., 1745                                      324

          Jonathan, Exeter, 1740/1                                                      18

          Joseph, Newmarket, 1741                                                      69

Ford, John, Portsmouth, 1746                                                        363

Foss, John, Chester, 1745                                                             315

          John, Dover, 1746                                                               411

Freese, Jonathan, Hampton, 1748                                                 555

Friend, Peter, Margate, Eng., 1748                                                513

French, Ebenezer, South Hampton, 1747                                       482

          Jacob, South Hampton, 1742                                                124

          John, Londonderry, 1747                                                     495

          Nathaniel, Kingston, 1746/7                                                434

Frost, Benjamin, Hudson, 1748/9                                                  657

          Mary, Newcastle, 1745                                                         278

Furber, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1744                                                228

          William, Newington, 1741                                                      81

 

Gains, John, Portsmouth, 1743                                                      177

Gambling, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1743                                         190

Garland, Joseph, Hampton Falls, 1746                                           363

          Nathaniel, Dover, 1742                                                        104

Gee, Joshua, Boston, Mass., 1746                                                 396

Gerrish, Paul, Dover, 1743                                                            164

Gilchrist, Robert, Chester, 1746                                                    356

Gilman, Edward, Exeter, 1748/9                                                   645

          Joseph, Newmarket, 1748/9                                                643

          Judith, Exeter, 1749                                                            732

          Moses, Exeter, 1741                                                              43

          Nathaniel, Exeter, 1741                                                         44

          Nicholas, Durham, 1748                                                      570

          Nicholas, Exeter, 1749                                                         663

          Nicholas, Jr., Exeter, 1745/6                                               327

Gilmore, James, Londonderry, 1745                                              264

Glenn, Thomas, Chester, 1744                                                      198

 

 

 

 

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Godfrey, William, Hampton, 1741                                                    52

Goffe, John, Cohass, 1748                                                             580

Gordon, James, Exeter, 1741                                                          64

          Nicholas, Exeter, 1747                                                         444

Gould, Daniel, Kingston, 1745                                                       320

          Nathan, South Hampton, 1747                                             473

Gove, Ebenezer, Hampton Falls, 1745/6                                         334

Graham, Robert, Chester, 1747/8                                                521

          William, Chester, 1747                                                        497

Graves, Joseph, Exeter, 1745                                                        259

          Samuel, Haverhill, Mass., 1747                                            500

          William, Exeter, 1744                                                           210

Greeley, Peter, Portsmouth, 1741/2                                                97

Green, Benjamin, Hampton Falls, 1749                                         729

          Joseph, Keene, 1746                                                           377

          Robert, Portsmouth, 1748                                                    618

          Samuel, Stratham, 1743                                                      154

Greenleaf, Stephen, Portsmouth, 1749                                           698

Greenwood, Samuel, Boston, Mass., 1741/2                                  100

 

Haines, Matthias, Greenland, 1741                                                 56

Hall, Joseph, Dover, 1743                                                              181

Ham, Clement, Dover, 1748                                                           608

          Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1745                                                316

          Samuel, Dover, 1743                                                           153

Hanson, Joseph, Dover, 1749                                                         722

          Nathaniel, Dover, 1748                                                        621

          Tobias, Dover, 1742                                                             118

Hardy, John, Hampton Falls, 1744                                                 205

Harvey, John, Nottingham, 1748/9                                                643

Heard, James, Dover, 1749                                                           657

          Joseph, Rochester, 1746                                                      395

Heath, James, Haverhill District, 1744                                          229

          Joseph, Haverhill District, 1749                                           737

Hill, Nathaniel, Durham, 1741/2                                                     91

 

 

 

 

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Hilliard, Timothy, Hampton Halls, 1745                                          288

Hills, Nathaniel, Hudson, 1748                                                      560

Hilton, Matthew, Portsmouth, 1741/2                                              99

          Samuel, Hampton, 1748                                                      556

Hodgdon, Israel, Dover, 1739/40                                                       1

Hogg, Thomas, Londonderry, 1747/8                                              541

Homer, Thomas, Londonderry, 1749                                               727

Hoyt, Joseph, Stratham, 1748                                                        558

          Thomas, Amesbury, Mass., 1748                                           593

Huntress, John, Newington, 1746                                                  387

 

Ingalls, Samuel, Chester, 1747                                                      500

 

Jackson, Ebenezer, Portsmouth, 1745                                            286

          Ephraim, Portsmouth, 1748                                                  598

          Ephraim, Jr., Portsmouth, 1746                                            388

          Joseph, Newcastle, 1741                                                       34

Jaffrey, George, Portsmouth, 1749                                                 701

James, Benjamin, Hampton, 1744                                                 208

          Kinsley, Exeter, 1745                                                          306

Jameson, John, Londonderry, 1741                                                 85

Jenness, Elizabeth, 1748/9                                                           644

          Hezekiah, Rye, 1745                                                            263

          John, Rye, 1744                                                                  220

Joce, Richard, Portsmouth, 1746                                                   389

Johnson, Ebenezer, Greenland, 1748                                             617

          James, Haverhill District, 1742                                           136

          John, Portsmouth, 1749                                                       688

          Michael, Haverhill District, 1749                                          723

          Nathan, Greenland, 1745                                                    324

Jones, John, Stratham, 1744                                                         232

          Joseph, Durham, 1744                                                         221

          Joseph, Stratham, 1747                                                       482

          Stephen, Durham, 1743                                                       172

          William, Newcastle, 1748                                                     583

 

 

 

 

          XX                              LIST OF ESTATES

 

Judkins, Benjamin, Kingston, 1744/5                                            246

          Samuel, Kingston, 1741/2                                                     93

 

Kelly, Abiel, Methuen, Mass., 1746/7                                            436

Kelsey, Hugh, Nottingham, 1746                                                    370

Kendall, Jacob, Litchfield, 1741/2                                                   89

Kennard, Atkins, Portsmouth, 1747                                               451

Kent, Robert, Durham, 1748                                                          581

Kezar, George, Haverhill District, 1745/6                                      330

Kidder, Benjamin, Bedford, 1746                                                   370

Kimball, Benjamin, Haverhill District, 1741                                     65

          David, Concord, 1745/6                                                       342

King, Samuel, Greenland, 1745                                                     320

          William, Portsmouth, 1745                                                   286

Knight, Temple, Portsmouth, 1741                                                   52

Knipe, William, Portsmouth, 1749                                                  732

Knowles, Amos, Hampton, 1746                                                     343

 

Lang, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1746                                                388

          John, Portsmouth, 1748                                                       613

Langdon, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1749                                               747

Larey, Samuel, Exeter, 1743/4                                                      198

          Thomas, Exeter, 1746                                                          380

Leavitt, James, Exeter, 1746                                                         414

          Moses, Hampton, 1745                                                         316

          Seeley, Exeter, 1748                                                            579

          Stephen, Stratham, 1749                                                     715

Leighton, Thomas, Newington, 1744                                               209

Linkfield, Edward, Haverhill District, 1748                                    617

Little, Joseph, Boston, Mass., 1747                                                505

Loggin, John, Portsmouth, 1747                                                     451

Long, Pierse, Portsmouth, 1746                                                     398

Loud, William, Portsmouth, 1742/3                                                151

Lovewell, John, Dunstable, 1742/3                                                147

Lowe, Nathaniel, Boston, Mass., 1742/3                                        143

 

 

 

 

                             LIST OF ESTATES                   xxi

 

Marsh, James, Hudson, 1748/9                                                     652

Marshall, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1748                                          597

          Obadiah, Portsmouth, 1746                                                  396

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1749                                                   753

Marston, Caleb, Hampton, 1746                                                     361

          Jeremiah, Hampton, 1741                                                     39

          Thomas, Greenland, 1745                                                    282

          William, Hampton, 1749                                                       689

Martyn, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                               239

Mathes, Francis, Jr., Durham, 1742                                              118

Maxfield, Nathaniel, South Hampton, 1745                                    287

Maybury, William, Kittery, Me., 1745                                             323

McClary, John, Londonderry, 1741                                                  89

McClellan, Hugh, Chester, 1746                                                    398

McCoy, Alexander, Londonderry, 1741                                             70

McMaster, Hugh, Londonderry, 1746                                              361

McPherson, William, Londonderry, 1743                                        170

McQuaid, James, Bedford, 1747                                                    487

          James, Londonderry, 1747                                                   495

McVicker, John, Somersworth, 1748                                              558

Melcher, Samuel, Hampton Falls, 1745                                          260

Merrill, Joseph, Stratham, 1747                                                    468

          Nathaniel, Haverhill District, 1742/3                                   147

          Thomas, South Hampton, 1748/9                                         635

Meserve, Daniel, Dover, 1747                                                        463

Miller, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1746/7                                           423

Mitchell, John, Hudson, 1748                                                        619

Moore, James, Londonderry, 1749                                                 751

          John, Chester, 1747                                                            480

          John, Londonderry, 1741                                                       58

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                               243

          William, Stratham, 1747                                                      448

Morrison, Ezekiel, Londonderry, 1742                                            116

Moulton, David, North Hampton, 1745/6                                        336

Mudgett, John, Brentwood, 1746                                                   359

 

 

 

 

          xxii                              LIST OF ESTATES

 

Mudgett, Thomas, Brentwood, 1744/5                                            247

          William, Haverhill District, 1742                                          136

          William, Londonderry, 1745/6                                              331

 

Nason, Jonathan, Hampton Falls, 1741                                            82

          William, Falmouth, Me., 1748                                              571

Neal, Richard, Newcastle, 1748                                                     551

Newmarch, Mark, Portsmouth, 1744                                              219

Noyes, Timothy, Haverhill District, 1745                                        303

Nudd, Samuel, Hampton, 1746                                                      392

Nutter, Hatevil, Newington, 1745                                                   310

          John, Newington, 1746                                                        393

 

Odiorne, Ebenezer, Portsmouth, 1746/7                                        437

Odlin, Dudley, Exeter, 1747                                                          506

Ox, Robert, Boston, Mass., 1748                                                    562

 

Page, Christopher, Hampton, 1740                                                    2

          Samuel, Hampton, 1747                                                       459

Paine, Philip, Rye, 1746                                                                 380

Pattee, Peter, Haverhill District, 1748                                           565

Peacock, John, Portsmouth, 1744                                                  211

Pease, Nathaniel, Newmarket, 1749                                              678

Peirce, George, Portsmouth, 1747/8                                              531

          Joseph, Portsmouth, 1748                                                    555

          Joshua, Portsmouth, 1742                                                   131

Perkins, Nathaniel, Somersworth, 1748                                         552

          William, Newmarket, 1740/1                                                 25

Philbrick, Ephraim, Exeter, 1747                                                   451

          John, Hampton Falls, 1747/8                                               534

          Joseph, Exeter, 1749                                                           723

          Nathan, Hampton, 1749                                                       683

          Thomas, Hampton, 1747                                                      442

Philpot, James, Dover, 1747                                                          491

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES            xxiii

 

Pickering, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1748                                            597

          Sarah, Portsmouth, 1749                                                     748

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                               254

Pike, Solomon, Portsmouth, 1741                                                     54

Pinkham, James, Dover, 1749                                                       740

Piper, John, Stratham, 1743                                                          189

Plaisted, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1749                                                 732

Plummer, Richard, Dover, 1745                                                     270

Pray, John, Portsmouth, 1742                                                        142

Prescott, Jonathan, Kensington, 1745                                            272

 

Rand, Nathaniel, Rye, 1740                                                              5

Randall, Nathaniel, Durham, 1749                                                659

Reed, Hugh, Newcastle, 1747                                                        450

Reid, James, Londonderry, 1743                                                    187

Richardson, Hugh, Pelham, 1748                                                   628

Robbins, William, Portsmouth, 1748                                               583

Roberts, Ephraim, Dover, 1748                                                      589

          John, Brentwood, 1746                                                        413

          John, Somersworth, 1749                                                    680

          Jonathan, Haverhill District, 1746                                       371

          Joseph, Dover, 1744                                                            200

          Nathaniel, Dover, 1745/6                                                    336

          Thomas, Dover, 1745/6                                                        338

Robinson, John, Exeter, 1749                                                        719

          Thomas, Epping, 1745                                                          275

Rogers, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1746                                             347

Rollins, James, Newington, 1743                                                   191

          Joseph, Newington, 1748/9                                                  641

          Joseph, Stratham, 1746/7                                                   438

Rundlett, James, Exeter, 1742                                                      118

          James, Exeter, 1749                                                            721

          Satchwell, Stratham, 1744/5                                               248

Russ, John, Concord, 1743/4                                                        195

Rust, Henry, Stratham, 1748/9                                                     653

Rymes, Christopher, Portsmouth, 1741                                            28

 

 

 

 

          xxiv                             LIST OF ESTATES

 

Sanborn, Benjamin, Hampton Falls, 1747/8                                   516

          Benjamin, Newmarket, 1744                                                206

          Ebenezer, Hampton, 1744/5                                                 249

          Ephraim, Epping, 1749                                                         697

          Jonathan, Kingston, 1740/1                                                    8

Sargent, Jacob, Chester, 1749                                                       717

Savage, John, Portsmouth, 1742                                                    115

Sawyer, Joseph, Kingston, 1748                                                    563

Scales, Matthew, Durham, 1741                                                      84

Scammon, William, Stratham, 1743                                               180

Seavey, Hannah, Rye, 1741                                                             71

          Stephen, 1743                                                                     143

          William, Rye, 1745                                                              244

Senter, John, Londonderry, 1742                                                   111

Shaw, John, Hampton, 1746                                                          365

          Joseph, Kensington, 1743                                                    178

Sherburne, Job, Portsmouth, 1748                                                 615

          John, Newcastle, 1743                                                         181

          John, Newcastle, 1748                                                         552

          Joseph, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                                239

          Mary, Portsmouth, 1745                                                       285

          Paul, Portsmouth, 1748                                                        578

Shurtleff, William, Portsmouth, 1747                                             494

Simpson, John, Portsmouth, 1747                                                  473

Sinclair, John, Exeter, 1747                                                          490

          John, Stratham, 1745                                                          306

          Samuel, Exeter, 1748/9                                                       651

Slade, Arthur, Newmarket, 1746/7                                                425

Sleeper, Thomas, Kingston, 1746/7                                               422

Smith, David, Brentwood, 1747                                                      484

          Elisha, Hampton, 1748                                                         623

          Jacob, Exeter, 1741                                                               73

          John, Durham, 1748                                                            571

          Jonathan, Exeter, 1741                                                         62

          Josiah, Stratham, 1748/9                                                    631

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES             xxv

 

Smith, Samuel, Haverhill District, 1746/7                                     427

          Samuel, Newbury, Mass., 1748                                            555

Snow, Joseph, Hudson, 1747                                                         490

Spaulding, Phineas, Nottingham, 1746                                           411

Spriggs, William, Portsmouth, 1748                                                613

Stanyan, James, Hampton, 1742                                                   121

          John, Hampton Falls, 1748                                                  620

Stevens, Daniel, Salisbury and Amesbury District, 1746                371

          Ebenezer, Kingston, 1746                                                    405

          Ephraim, Hampton Falls, 1746                                             389

          John, Haverhill District, 1749                                              738

          Nathaniel, Haverhill District, 1746                                      395

          Nathaniel, Stratham, 1740/1                                                 10

          Samuel, Haverhill District, 1748                                          590

Stewart, Charles, Hampton Falls, 1748                                          576

          John, Londonderry, 1741                                                       41

Stockbridge, Abraham, Stratham, 1745                                          276

Stockman, Robert, Kingston, 1741/2                                               95

Swett, John, Kingston, 1748                                                          568

          John, Jr., Kingston, 1748                                                     577

 

Taylor, Abraham, Dunstable, 1743                                                 176

          Anthony, Hampton, 1743                                                      177

Thing, Samuel, Exeter, 1748                                                         599

Thomas, James, Nottingham, 1746                                                421

Thompson, Alexander, Portsmouth, 1744                                        233

          William, Londonderry, 1745                                                 295

Tibbetts, ——— , 1748                                                                   555

          Ichabod, Dover, 1746                                                           419

          John, Somersworth, 1742/3                                                 145

          John, 3d, Somersworth, 1745                                               326

          Joseph, Dover, 1745/6                                                         332

          Paul, Rochester, 1743                                                          158

          Thomas, Dover, 1748                                                           584

Tilton, Daniel, Hampton, 1745/6                                                   331

 

 

 

 

          xxvi                             LIST OF ESTATES

 

Tilton, Joseph, Hampton, 1742                                                       129

Titcomb, James, Portsmouth, 1743                                                153

Todd, Samuel, Londonderry, 1741                                                    87

Townsend, George, Portsmouth, 1742/3                                         149

Treadwell, Sarah, Hampton Falls, 1743                                          192

Triggs, Robert, Portsmouth, 1743/4                                               195

Tripe, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1742                                                   142

Trull, John, Manchester, 1746                                                       351

Tuckerman, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                  236

Twombly, Daniel, Dover, 1748                                                        612

          John, Dover, 1747                                                               508

          Sarah, Dover, 1747                                                              508

 

Vance, David. Londonderry, 1745                                                  291

Vaughan, Margaret, Portsmouth, 1747                                           489

Vincent, John, Newington, 1743                                                    174

 

Wadleigh, Jonathan, Exeter, 1747/8                                              515

Wallis, Samuel, Rye, 1741                                                               55

          William, Portsmouth, 1747                                                   441

Ward, Shadrach, Kensington, 1746                                                399

          Thomas, Hampton Falls, 1747                                              441

Waterhouse, Arthur, Portsmouth, 1746                                          390

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1744                                                   234

          Timothy, Portsmouth, 1748                                                  564

Watson, William, Portsmouth, 1743                                               178

Weare, Ebenezer, Hampton Falls, 1741/2                                        99

          Peter, Hampton Falls, 1746/7                                              437

          Robert, Londonderry, 1741                                                     65

Webster, Nathan, Chester, 1745/6                                                339

          Nathaniel, Exeter, 1744/5                                                   237

Weeks, Jonathan, Greenland, 1746                                               400

          Samuel, Greenland, 1745                                                    293

 

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES            xxvii

 

Wentworth, Daniel, Portsmouth, 1747                                           479

          David, Portsmouth, 1741                                                        68

          George, Portsmouth, 1741                                                     88

          Paul, Somersworth, 1747/8                                                 523

          Sarah, Portsmouth, 1740/1                                                   26

White, Nathan, Newcastle, 1747                                                    466

          Samuel, Portsmouth, 1744/5                                               244

Whitehouse, Thomas, Dover, 1744                                                 228

Wiggin, Henry, Stratham, 1748/9                                                  644

          Joseph, Newmarket, 1749                                                    678

Wight, Ebenezer, Litchfield, 1746                                                  365

Willey, John, Salem, Mass., 1743                                                  158

Williams, Edward, Hampton Falls, 1746                                         394

Wills, John, Portsmouth, 1740/1                                                     15

Wilmot, James, Dover, 1746                                                          348

Wilson, Mary, Greenland, 1749                                                      729

          William, Londonderry, 1745/6                                              332

Wooden, John, Portsmouth, 1744                                                   218

Wormwood, William, Durham, 1743                                               153

Worthen, John, South Hampton, 1741                                             75

Wright, Ebenezer, Litchfield, 1746                                                 463

 

Yeaton, John, Somersworth, 1747                                                 505

Young, John, Dover, 1741                                                                47