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 New Hampshire State Papers

 

PROBATE RECORDS

OF THE

PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

VOL. 4

1750-1753

STATE PAPERS SERIES

 

VOL. 34

Edited by

OTIS G. HAMMOND

Director of the

New Hampshire Historical Society

PUBLISHED BY

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

1933

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

                                  LIST OF ESTATES

 

                                      —————————————

 

Adams, Henry, Merrimack, 1753                                                   440

          Hugh, Durham, 1750/51                                                      104

Susanna, Portsmouth, 1750                                                            45

          William, Portsmouth, 1752                                                   280

Aiken, James, Londonderry, 1753                                                  353

          John, Chester, 1750                                                              80

Allen, Deborah, Stratham, 1753                                                    464

          Jacob, Dover, 1752                                                              246

          William, Greenland, 1753                                                    469

Amazeen, Christopher, Newcastle, 1752                                        212

Ames, Daniel, Newmarket, 1753                                                    498

Archibald, James, Londonderry, 1753                                            377

          John, Londonderry, 1751                                                     140

 

Badger, John, Bedford, 1752                                                         211

Ball, Peter, Portsmouth, 1752                                                        225

Barker, Enoch, Hampton Falls, 1751                                              154

Bartlett, Joseph, Newton, 1752                                                      219

Batchelder, Joseph, Hampton, 1750                                                42

Bean, Joseph, Kingston, 1753                                                        371

Berry, Nehemiah, Rye, 1751                                                          106

Blair, John, Londonderry, 1753                                                     361

Blake, Israel, Nottingham, 1753                                                    349

Bowers, Jonathan, Dunstable, 1750 .                                              49

Boyd, John, Chester, 1752                                                            192

Brackett, Thomas, Greenland, 1753                                              444

Brewster, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1752                                             253

Briard, Thomas, Stratham, 1752                                                    237

Brown, John, Brentwood, 1753                                               423, 522

Bunker, Zachariah, Dover, 1751                                                    153

Butterfield, Joseph, Nashua, 1749/50                                               8

 

 

 

          vi                                LIST OF ESTATES

 

Caldwell, Alexander, Portsmouth, 1749                                          518

Cameron, Mary, Portsmouth, 1751                                                 176

Canney, John, Dover, 1751                                                            152

Carr, James, Pembroke, 1753                                                        376

          John, Londonderry, 1750                                                       58

Chamberlain, William, Rochester, 1753                                         362

Chandler, Abiel, Concord, 1750                                                       44

          Thomas, Bedford, 1752                                                        286

Chapman, Joseph, North Hampton, 1749/50                                    21

Chesley, James, Dover, 1753                                                 370, 520

Christie, Peter, Londonderry, 1753                                                381

Clark, Jacob, Newcastle, 1751                                                163, 520

          John, Stratham, 1750                                                            50

          John, Kingston, 1753                                                           488

          Thomas, Manchester, 1753                                                  481

Clough, Daniel, Kingston, 1753                                                     327

          Nathan, Kensington, 1752                                                   208

          Theophilus, Kingston, 1753                                                  297

          Zaccheus, Brentwood, 1752                                                 292

Clyde, Daniel, Windham, 1753                                                      425

Cochran, David, Londonderry, 1753                                        319, 521

          Robert, Londonderry, 1753                                                   438

          William, Londonderry, 1750                                                   75

Collins, John, Hampton Falls, 1751                                                155

Cook, John, Dover, 1752                                                                287

Coss, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1752                                                   231

Cotton, Solomon, Portsmouth, 1753                                               331

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1745                                                   514

Craige, Alexander, Chester, 1750                                                    68

Cram, Thomas, Hampton Falls, 1751                                             157

Crosby, Anthony, Hampton Falls, 1753                                           453

Cunningham, ——— , 1752                                                            231

 

Dam, Moses, Newington, 1751                                                       138

          Samuel, Dover, 1750                                                             92

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES              vii

 

Darling, John, Kingston, 1753                                                       461

Davis, Joshua, Rochester, 1752                                                     281

Dearborn, Jeremiah, North Hampton, 1751                                    136

          Michael, Chester, 1753                                                        468

Decker, John, Wiscasset, Me., 1752                                              272

Dennett, Nicholas, Portsmouth, 1753                                             437

Deverson, John, Portsmouth, 1751                                                182

Dickey, Adam, Chester, 1753                                                        403

Dinsmoor, Robert, Windham, 1752                                                 191

Dix, Joel, Litchfield, 1753                                                              432

Dow, Samuel, Hampton, 1751                                                        149

Downing, John, Jr., Newington, 1750                                              83

Downs, Gershom, Somersworth, 1750                                             30

Drake, Abraham, Hampton, 1752                                                  289

Duda, Joseph, Durham, 1751                                                 186, 520

Dudley, Joseph, Durham, 1751                                                      176

Dunshea, William, Portsmouth, 1750                                               39

 

Eastman, Benjamin, Kingston, 1751                                              178

          Samuel, Kingston, 1753                                                       494

          Thomas, Kingston, 1752                                                       187

Eaton, Benjamin, Londonderry, 1753                                             439

Edgerly, Joseph, Durham, 1752                                                     223

Edwards, Robert, Exeter, 1753                                                       426

Evans, Joseph, Dover, 1750                                                             83

          Joseph, Durham, 1751                                                         144

 

Facey, Charles, Durham, 1750                                                        44

Felch, Daniel, Hampton Falls, 1753                                               348

Felker, Charles, Barrington, 1753                                                 401

Fellows, Jonathan, Kensington, 1752                                            195

          William, Portsmouth, 1751                                                   171

Ferguson, John, Pelham, 1753                                                      405

Fogg, Seth, Hampton, 1753                                                            334

Follett, Ichabod, Durham, 1752                                                     256

Folsom, Benjamin, Exeter, 1753                                                    387

 

 

 

          viii                              LIST OF ESTATES

 

Ford, Thomas, Nottingham, 1753                                            380, 522

Fowler, Jacob, South Hampton, 1752                                             278

          Thomas, Newton, 1750                                                          40

French, Thomas, Stratham, 1753                                           466, 521

 

Garland, John, Rochester, 1750                                                      83

Gent, Hannah, Kingston, 1752                                                      282

Gerrish, John, Dover, 1749/50                                                          7

          Paul, Dover, 1743                                                                508

Gilman, Cartee, Exeter, 1753                                                        483

          Israel, Newmarket, 1750                                                       33

          John, Exeter, 1751                                                              120

          Nathaniel, Exeter, 1749/50                                                   18

          Simon, Exeter, 1749/50                                                         23

          Thomas, Newmarket, 1753                                                   326

Gilmore, William, Londonderry, 1753                                             393

Gilson, ——— , 1752                                                                     193

Goodwin, Richard, Hampstead, 1753                                              419

Gordon, William, Londonderry, 1753                                              350

Gorwood, Charles, Portsmouth, 1752                                             230

Goss, Jethro, Rye, 1753                                                                447

Gould, Joseph, South Hampton, 1752                                             294

          Joseph, South Hampton, 1753                                              307

          Stevens, South Hampton, 1752                                            270

Gowell, Richard, Kittery, Me., 1749/50                                             1

Graves, Deborah, Kensington, 1751                                               120

Green, Abraham, Kingston, 1751                                                   118

          Jonathan, Portsmouth, 1751                                                155

          Nathan, Salisbury, Mass., 1753                                            318

Gregg, William, Londonderry, 1753                                                378

Griffin, Jonathan, South Hampton, 1751                                        124

 

Haines, Matthias, Portsmouth, 1753                                              500

Ham, Daniel, Dover, 1750                                                               95

          Ephraim, Dover, 1752                                                          198

          John, Dover, 1753                                                               485

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES              ix

 

Ham, Nathaniel, Dover, 1753                                                         464

Hanson, Mary, Dover, 1752                                                    214, 520

          Thomas, Dover, 1751                                                           152

Hardison, John, Portsmouth, 1753                                                 418

Harford, Paul, Dover, 1751                                                            117

Hayes, Elihu, Dover, 1751                                                             110

Heard, Benjamin, Dover, 1750                                                        95

Heath, Caleb, Hampstead, 1753                                                    369

          James, Plaistow, 1753                                                         356

Heaton, James, Swanzey, 1753                                                     451

Herrick, Daniel, Beverly, Mass., 1750                                              41

Hill, John, Stratham, 1752                                                            262

Hobbs, Nehemiah, North Hampton, 1753                                        417

          Samuel, North Hampton, 1753                                             427

Holden, John, Dover, 1749/50                                                         11

Holmes, Abraham, Londonderry, 1753                                            435

Hughes, James, Kingston, 1753                                                     454

Huske, Ellis, Portsmouth, 1751                                                      184

 

Ingalls, Peter, Chester, 1751                                                         177

 

Jackson, Benjamin, Newcastle, 1750                                               41

James, Jabez, Hampton, 1752                                                       254

Jewett, Samuel, Hollis, 1752                                                         251

Johnson, Elisha, Hampton, 1753                                                    312

          James, Greenland, 1752                                                      206

          John, North Hampton, 1749/50                                              15

          Susanna, Greenland, 1753                                                  422

Jones, Benjamin, Stratham, 1749/50                                              17

          Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1751                                               174

Joy, Samuel, Durham, 1752                                                          203

 

Kelsey, William, Nottingham, 1750                                                  37

Kennard, John, Portsmouth, 1753                                                 448

Kidd, Daniel, Kingston, 1753                                                         454

 

 

 

          x                                 LIST OF ESTATES

 

Lang, John, Portsmouth, 1748                                                       516

          John, Portsmouth, 1752                                                       277

          William, 1752                                                                      268

Lavers, George, Portsmouth, 1749/50                                                7

Leach, Rachel, Chester, 1751                                                        175

Lear, Tobias, Portsmouth, 1751                                                      183

Leavitt, Samuel, Stratham, 1738/9                                                506

Libby, James, Portsmouth, 1751                                                    131

          Nathaniel, Exeter, 1752                                                       195

Lord, Hannah, Exeter, 1750                                                            29

Lowe, Jonathan, Portsmouth, 1750                                                  54

          Joseph, Stratham, 1752                                                       260

Lund, William, Nashua, 1750/51                                                     97

Lyon, Eleazer, Merrimack, 1752                                                     203

Lyons, William, Pembroke, 1752                                                    255

 

McAllister, David, Londonderry, 1750                                              47

Maccress, Joshua, Greenland, 1753                                              444

McCurdy, James, Londonderry, 1744                                             511

McDaniel, Randall, Hollis, 1753                                                     325

McDougall, John, Bedford, 1752                                                    210

Mace, Joseph, Gosport, 1752                                                         274

McFee, John, Rochester, 1751                                                       134

McGaffey, Neal, Brentwood, 1753                                                  400

Mack, John, Londonderry, 1753                                                     351

McKeen, Samuel, Londonderry, 1751                                             142

McMath, John, Barrington, 1752                                                    275

McNeil, Alexander, Londonderry, 1750                                             88

Magoon, Samuel, Exeter, 1753                                                       407

Marden, William, Jr., Rye, 1753                                                    485

Marsh, James, Hudson, 1748/9                                                     517

Marshall, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1748                                          517

Marston, Samuel, Hampton, 1749/50                                              19

          Thomas, North Hampton, 1749/50                                           4

Martin, Nathaniel, Londonderry, 1753                                           466

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES              xi

 

Massey, George, Portsmouth, 1753                                                329

Meader, Daniel, Durham, 1751                                                     165

Mercer, John, Portsmouth, 1752                                                    225

Miller, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1751                                                   170

Mills, Hannah, Portsmouth, 1752                                                   237

Mitchell, John, Hudson, 1753                                                        324

Moore, Hugh, Londonderry, 1753                                                   398

          Mary, Portsmouth, 1753                                                       347

          William, Dorchester Canada, Mass., 1753                            453

Moorehead, John, Merrimack, 1752                                               266

Morgan, Robert, Stratham, 1752                                                   275

Morris, Henry, Kingston, 1750/51                                                  104

Morrison, Daniel, Kingston, 1753                                                   328

          John, Jr., Londonderry, 1753                                               479

          Samuel, Jr., Londonderry, 1752                                           217

Moulton, Benjamin, Hampton Falls, 1749/50                                   26

Muchmore, John, Gosport, 1752                                                    218

Mudgett, Thomas, Brentwood, 1744/5                                            513

Mugridge, Thomas, Somersworth, 1753                                         467

 

Naylor, James, 1753                                                                      303

Noble, Moses, Portsmouth, 1750/51                                               100

Nock, Drisco, Somersworth, 1752                                                  259

          Silvanus, Somersworth, 1750                                                 73

Norris, Moses, Epping, 1750                                                             52

Nute, James, Dover, 1752                                                             249

Nutt, William, Chester, 1752                                                         276

 

Odiorne, Jotham, Portsmouth, 1751                                               125

          Sarah, Portsmouth, 1751                                                     181

Orr, John, Bedford, 1753                                                               396

 

Packer, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1752                                                214

Page, Abraham, Hudson, 1753                                                       317

Paine, John, Rye, 1752                                                                  223

 

 

 

          xii                               LIST OF ESTATES

 

Parker, ——— , 1752                                                                     231

          Alexander, Litchfield, 1751                                                  171

Pattee, Peter, Salem, 1748                                                            516

Pearl, John, Dover, 1753                                                               421

Pearson, William, Portsmouth, 1750                                                35

          William, Portsmouth, 1752                                                   210

Peaslee, Jacob, Amesbury District, 1752                                        223

          John, Newton, 1752                                                             216

Peirce, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1749/50                                             10

Pendergast, Stephen, Durham, 1753                                             458

Perkins, Thomas, Isles of Shoals, 1753                                           348

Perry, Obadiah, Plaistow, 1753                                                      395

Peverly, John, Portsmouth, 1753                                                    332

Phillips, Edward, 1750                                                                     52

Pitman, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1753                                                 482

Prescott, Ebenezer, Hampton Falls, 1750                                         40

          James, Hampton Falls, 1750                                                  77

         

Richards, Joseph, Rochester, 1753                                                422

Richardson, Jonathan, Chelmsford, Mass., 1753                            450

Ring, Oliver, Hampton Falls, 1753                                                 317

Roberts, Samuel, Somersworth, 1751                                            107

Roby, Ichabod, Hampton Falls, 1752                                               268

Rogers, James, Dunbarton, 1753                                                   436

Rollins, Caleb, Jr., Stratham, 1753                                                482

          Jeremiah, Somersworth, 1752                                             283

          John, Exeter, 1753                                                              417

          Thomas, Stratham, 1753                                                      339

Ross, Alexander, Portsmouth, 1750                                                 96

          Francis, Portsmouth, 1752                                                   218

          John, Portsmouth, 1752                                                       258

Runnells, Owen, Stratham, 1752                                                   242

 

Salter, John, Rye, 1752                                                                 227

Sanborn, Daniel, Hampton Falls, 1749/50                                       21

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES             xiii

 

Sanborn, Daniel, Hampton Falls, 1750                                             29

          Ephraim, Epping, 1749                                                         518

Sargent, John, Fort Dummer, 1750                                                 96

Seavey, William, 3d, Rye, 1753                                                      318

Shannon, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1753                                          471

Shaw, Benjamin, Hampton, 1753                                                  350

          Roger, Hampton, 1751                                                         179

Sibley, Samuel, Salem, 1751                                                         117

Sinclair, Richard, Stratham, 1751                                                 145

Sinnott, Edmund, Portsmouth, 1752                                              238

Sleeper, Aaron, Kingston, 1753                                                      368

          Benjamin, Kingston, 1751                                                    133

          Edward. 1753                                                                      437

          Joseph, Kingston, 1752                                                        204

Smith, Benjamin, Merrimack, 1750                                                 73

          Daniel, Exeter, 1752                                                            232

          Israel, Brentwood, 1750                                                 33, 519

          James, Londonderry, 1753                                                   305

          John, North Hampton, 1751                                                 160

          Nathaniel, Kingston, 1753                                                   428

          Nicholas, Brentwood, 1753                                                   501

          Reuben, Brentwood, 1753                                                    383

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1751                                                   178

Snell, Thomas, Durham, 1750                                                  72, 519

Spaulding, Phineas, Hudson, 1750/51                                           105

Stevenson, Thomas, Durham, 1753                                                366

Straw, John, Kingston, 1750                                                           76

Strong, Job, Portsmouth, 1752                                                       211

Swain, Caleb, Hampton Falls, 1753                                                355

Swett, David, Hampton Falls, 1749/50                                             11

 

Taylor, Joseph, Hampton, 1750                                                        70

          Richard, North Hampton, 1753                                             303

Thompson, Andrew, Londonderry, 1746                                          515

          Robert, Durham, 1753                                                         341

 

 

 

          xiv                               LIST OF ESTATES

 

Tibbetts, Henry, Dover, 1753                                                         337

Tilton, Elizabeth, Kensington, 1753                                                493

Tirrell, Henry, Portsmouth, 1751                                                   165

Towle, Joshua, Hampton, 1752                                                      294

Trefethen, Foster, Newcastle, 1751                                               113

          Jethro, Hampton Falls, 1751                                                108

Trickey, John, Newington, 1753                                                     307

Turner, Thomas, Concord, 1752                                                     215

Twombly, Daniel, Dover, 1748                                                        516

          Mary, Dover, 1750                                                                 92

 

Varney, Ebenezer, Dover, 1753                                                      471

Veasey, George, Stratham, 1751                                                   168

Vincent, John, Newington, 1743                                                    507

 

Walton, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1750                                               28

          Samuel, Amherst, 1750/51                                                  102

          Samuel, Somersworth, 1753                                                477

Waters, Isaac, Mendon, Mass., 1733/4                                           505

Watson, Isaac, Dover, 1753                                                            376

Weare, John, Kensington, 1753                                                     310

Webster, Nathaniel, Salem, 1752                                                   291

          Samuel, Kingston, 1753                                                      499

Welland, William, Dover, 1752                                                       234

Wells, ——— , 1752                                                                       238

          Edward, Portsmouth, 1751                                                   170

Wetherbee, Ephraim, Lunenburg, Mass., 1750                                 72

Wiggin, Andrew, Stratham, 1753                                                    441

          Joseph, Stratham, 1749                                                      517

          Nicholas, Stratham, 1752                                                    194

Willard, Josiah, Fort Dummer, 1750                                                86

Willey, Samuel, Dover, 1753                                                          496

          Samuel, Durham. 1753                                                        500

Williams, Thomas, Durham, 1750/51                                              99

Wilmot, Elizabeth, Hampton, 1751                                                 116

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES              xv

 

Wilson, John, Chester, 1753                                                          437

          Mary, Greenland, 1751                                                        116

          Nathaniel, Londonderry, 1753                                              484

          Thomas, Exeter., 1753                                                         433

Woodman, Jonathan, Durham, 1749/50                                            1

Worthen, Ezekiel, Chester, 1752                                                   260

 

Young, Daniel, Kingston, 1751                                                       111

                   Jonathan, Dover, 1752                                               239