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 New Hampshire State Papers

 

 

PROBATE RECORDS

 

OF THE

 

PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

VOL. 5
1754-1756

STATE PAPERS SERIES

VOL. 35

Edited ay

OTIS G. HAMMOND
Director of the
New Hampshire Historical Society

PUBLISHED BY

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
1936

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

Alcock, Keturah, Portsmouth, 1754                                                164

Alexander, Elias, Winchester, 1756                                               493

Allen, David, Salem, 1754                                                             125

Anderson, Allen, Londonderry, 1755                                              340

Ayer, John, Portsmouth, 1754                                                         24

 

Baldwin, Henry, Pelham, 1754                                                        21

Bartlett, Nathaniel, Exeter, 1755                                                   294

Batchelder, Nathan, East Kingston, 1755                                       249

          Theophilus, Hampton Falls, 1754                                           62

Bean, Joseph, Kingston, 1753                                                        566

Beverland, David, Londonderry, 1756                                             387

Bickford, Joseph, Newington, 1754                                                183

Bigelow, Jonathan, Charlestown, 1755                                          301

Blagdon, Hannah, Portsmouth, 1756                                              404

Blake, John, Hampton, 1755                                                          349

          Joseph, Epping, 1755                                                           364

Blood, Josiah, Hollis, 1754                                                            190

Bolton, William, Windham, 1755                                                    271

Boyd, Eleazer, Londonderry, 1756                                                  489

          Nathaniel, Manchester, 1755                                               353

Bradden, Noah, Portsmouth, 1756                                                 476

Bradley, Abraham, Concord, 1754                                                  129

Brewster, Margaret, Portsmouth, 1754                                           191

Brown, Abraham, South Hampton, 1756                                         421

          Edmund, Portsmouth, 1755                                                  246

          Joshua, Kingston, 1756                                                       477

          Samuel, Hollis, 1755                                                           317

Burleigh, Joseph, Newmarket, 1756                                              384

Buss, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1756                                                    379

Butterfield, Zachariah, Chester, 1754                                             30

 

 

 

          iv                                LIST OF ESTATES

 

Caldwell, Alexander, Dover, 1755                                                  362

Cass, Joseph, Epping, 1754                                                             20

Chandler, Thomas, Bedford, 1752                                                  565

          Zachariah, Roxbury, Mass., 1756                                          416

Chapman, Job, North Hampton, 1754                                               79

Chase, Paul, Sandown, 1756                                                         507

          Stephen, Hudson, 1755                                                        304

Chesley, Jonathan, Durham, 1755                                                225

Christy, James, Chester, 1756                                                      498

Clark, Amos, Hampstead, 1756                                                      397

          James, Dover, 1754                                                               22

          Josiah, Portsmouth, 1754                                                    179

Clifford, Peter, Chester, 1754                                                          68

Clough, Jacob, Chester, 1756                                                        491

          Josiah, Salem, 1756                                                            504

          Obadiah, Kingston, 1756                                                      402

          William Brown, Kensington, 1756                                         517

Cochran, David, Londonderry, 1753                                               566

Colby, Joseph, Hampstead, 1754                                                      68

Colcord, Edward, Brentwood, 1756                                                 482

Collins, Joseph, South Hampton, 1754                                           202

Connell, Thomas, Pembroke, 1756                                                 515

Copp, Moses, Hampstead, 1756                                                      512

Crockett, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1754                                             154

Cunningham, Archibald, Londonderry, 1755                                   359

Currier, Henry, South Hampton, 1756                                          462

 

Dalton, Timothy, North Hampton, 1756                                          400

Dam, John, Portsmouth, 1754                                                         69

          William, Dover, 1754                                                             10

          William, Portsmouth, 1755                                                   359

Davenport, Addington, Boston, Mass., 1756                                    488

Davis, Ebenezer, Durham, 1755                                                     291

          John Hampstead, 1756                                                        520

          Robert, Concord, 1755                                                         212

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES               v

 

Dearborn, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1755                                         270

          Henry, Hampton, 1756                                                         441

          John, Hampton, 1754                                                            72

          Nathaniel, Kensington, 1754                                                171

          Reuben, North Hampton, 1755                                             331

          Thomas, North Hampton, 1754                                               95

          Thomas, Chester, 1754                                                           4

Dickey, Adam, Chester, 1753                                                        567

          Elias, Londonderry, 1755                                                     233

Downing, John, Newington, 1755                                                   332

Downs, Samuel, Somersworth, 1755                                              256

          William, Somersworth, 1754                                                147

Drake, Robert, Hampton, 1756                                                       499

Dudley, Trueworthy, Exeter, 1754                                                 163

Duncan, John, Londonderry, 1754                                                 174

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1755                                                   350

Dunlap, Archibald, Chester, 1755                                                  246

 

Eastman, David, Sandown, 1756                                                    516

Eaton, Jeremiah, Hampstead, 1754                                               197

          Samuel, Plaistow, 1754                                                        139

          Samuel, Hampton Falls, 1756                                              433

Edgerly, Joseph, Rochester, 1755                                                  304

Elkins, Henry, Rye, 1756                                                               476

Ellinwood, Robert, Salem, 1754                                                       54

Elliot, John, South Hampton, 1756                                                 437

Emerson, Timothy, Durham, 1755                                                 285

 

Farrar, John, Epping, 1756                                                            428

Fernald, Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1756                                            457

Fletcher, Daniel, Nashua, 1754                                                     181

Fogg, James, Hampton, 1754                                                         101

          John, Hampton, 1754                                                           120

          Jonathan, Exeter, 1755                                                       273

Folsom, John, Exeter, 1756                                                           388

          William, Newmarket, 1755                                                   203

 

 

 

          vi                                LIST OF ESTATES

 

Footman, Francis, Durham, 1756                                                 379

Fowler, Philip, Newmarket, 1754                                                   106

Freese, Jonathan, Hampton, 1748                                                 563

French, Jonathan, Nashua, 1751                                                   564

          Joseph, South Hampton, 1754                                              183

Frost, Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1755                                                206

 

Gage, Thomas, Pelham, 1756                                                         550

Garland, Jonathan, Jr., Hampton, 1756                                         486

Gerrish, Timothy, Kittery, Me., 1756                                              410

Gilman, Jonathan, Exeter, 1756                                                    510

Glidden, Nathaniel, Exeter, 1754                                                   117

          Richard, Brentwood, 1755                                                    355

Gordy, Jacob, Chester, 1755                                                          262

Gould, Joseph, Amesbury, Mass., 1756                                           530

Grant, Joshua, Somersworth, 1755                                                304

Greeley, Jonathan, Kingston, 1755                                                320

          Joseph, Kingston, 1754                                                        194

          Reuben, Hudson, 1755                                                         363

Green, Abraham, Kingston, 1751                                                   563

          Ann, Portsmouth, 1754                                                        170

          Benjamin, Epping, 1755                                                       316

Griffin, Isaac, Kingston, 1755                                                        231

 

Haines, Matthias, Portsmouth, 1754                                                54

Hammond, Nathaniel, Swanzey, 1756                                            519

Hannaford, John, Stratham, 1755                                                  258

Hanson, John, Jr., Dover, 1756                                                     494

          Robert, Dover, 1754                                                             121

Hardison, Hannah, Portsmouth, 1755                                            248

Hardy, Theophilus, Exeter, 1754                                                    176

Hart, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1756                                                    412

Hayes, Benjamin, Rochester, 1756                                                432

          Elihu, Dover, 1755                                                               303

          Peter, Dover, 1756                                                               405

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES              vii

 

Hazzen, Richard, Hampstead, 1754                                                 55

Heard, Samuel, Jr., Dover, 1756                                                    461

Hersey, Peter, Newmarket, 1754                                                   191

Hill, James, Swanzey, 1756                                                           529

          Joseph, Greenland, 1755                                                     207

Hilliard, Benjamin, Hampton Falls, 1756                                       374

Hinkson, Robert, Epping, 1755                                                       273

Hinman, Alexander, Londonderry, 1755                                         222

Hobbs, James, North Hampton, 1756                                             367

          Jonathan, North Hampton, 1756                                          412

          Morris, North Hampton, 1756                                               417

          William, Amherst, 1756                                                       435

Howe, Caleb, Hinsdale, 1756                                                         478

Hoyt, Ezekiel, Brentwood, 1754                                                       86

          John, South Hampton, 1754                                                   89

Hunking, John, Hampstead, 1754                                                  191

Hunter, David, Londonderry, 1754                                                 174

Huse, Israel, Sandown, 1756                                                         502

 

Jackson, Joseph, Dover, 1756                                                        532

          Mary, Portsmouth, 1755                                                       260

          Samuel, Durham, 1754                                                         79

Jenkins, John, Durham, 1754                                                       178

          Joseph, Dover, 1754                                                            145

Jenness, Richard, Rye, 1754                                                         110

Johnson, Elisha, Hampton, 1753                                                    565

          John, Jr., Hampstead, 1756                                                 401

          Timothy, Greenland, 1756                                                   427

Jones, Jonathan, Stratham, 1754                                                    35

          Joseph, Durham, 1755                                                         280

Judkins, Joel, Kingston, 1754                                                         14

 

Kelsey, Alexander, Londonderry, 1755                                           360

Kezar, George, Hampstead, 1755                                                   257

King, James, Westford, Mass., 1754                                               155

 

 

 

          viii                              LIST OF ESTATES

 

Knight, Nathaniel, Plaistow, 1754                                                     1

          Samuel, Plaistow, 1756                                                        478

 

Lamb, Richard, Kittery, Me., 1755                                                 329

Langley, Job, Durham, 1755                                                          346

Lavers, George, Portsmouth, 1755                                                 329

          Jacob, Portsmouth, 1756                                                      550

Lear, Tobias, Portsmouth, 1755                                                      242

Leavitt, Emerson, Exeter, 1756                                                      531

          James, Stratham, 1754                                                         84

          Moses, Stratham, 1754                                                          26

          Samuel, Stratham, 1754                                                     110

          Stephen, Brentwood, 1755                                                   274

          Timothy, Brentwood, 1756                                                   371

Leighton, John, Dover, 1756                                                          505

Light, Robert, Exeter, 1756                                                            540

Linn, Joseph, Boston, Mass., 1755                                                 258

Littlehale, Ezra, Pelham, 1756                                                       502

Long, John, Portsmouth, 1756                                                       479

          William, Kingston, 1754                                                         21

Lord, Elizabeth, Gosport, 1755                                                       358

          Jonathan, Scarborough, Me., 1754                                       201

 

McClurg, John, Londonderry, 1756                                                506

McConnell, Thomas, Pembroke, 1754                                             178

McDonnell, James, Hollis, 1756                                                     486

McFarland, Walter, Manchester, 1756                                          408

McKellips, David, Salem, 1755                                                       356

McMurphy, John, Londonderry, 1755                                            238

Marsh, James, Hudson, 1748/9                                                     563

Marshall, John, Hudson, 1756                                                       426

Mason, Benjamin, Somersworth, 1754                                             82

          Francis, Exeter, 1754                                                          163

Mead, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1756                                                   472

Merrill, Abraham, Newton, 1755                                                    213

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES              ix

 

Merrill, Nathaniel, Hampstead, 1754                                             177

          Nathaniel, South Hampton, 1754                                          186

Meserve, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1756                                           450

Miller, Archibald, Chester, 1754                                                    159

          Joseph, Newmarket, 1755                                                    284

          Joseph, Portsmouth, 1756                                                    466

Mitchell, George, Portsmouth, 1755                                               336

Moore, James, Londonderry, 1755                                                 345

Morrill, Benjamin, Kingston, 1755                                                 218

          Samuel, South Hampton, 1754                                             198

Moulton, James, Hampton Falls, 1755                                          341

          Samuel, Hampton, 1754                                                        12

 

Neal, Samuel, Greenland, 1756                                                     392

          Walter, Newmarket, 1755                                                    269

Nelson, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1755                                                 330

          Philip, Plaistow, 1756                                                           458

Newbold, Deborah, Portsmouth, 1754                                             154

Newmarch, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1756                                          369

Nock, Thomas, Somersworth, 1754                                                  95

Noyes, James, Plaistow, 1755                                                        351

Nudd, James, Greenland, 1754                                                       98

Nute, Abraham, Dover, 1756                                                          459

Nutter, Valentine, Portsmouth, 1756                                             475

 

Odlin, John, Exeter, 1754                                                               64

          Judith, Exeter, 1756                                                            552

Ordway, Jonathan, Kingston, 1754                                                  77

          Joseph, Kingston, 1755                                                        354

 

Page, Francis, Hampton, 1755                                                       277

          John, Salem, 1755                                                               351

          Jonathan, Plaistow, 1756                                                     434

          Jonathan, Jr., Plaistow, 1756                                               447

          Samuel, Hampton, 1755                                                       280

 

 

 

          x                                 LIST OF ESTATES

 

Parsons, Josiah, Newmarket, 1755                                                254

Patch, Thomas, Nashua, 1756                                                        467

Patterson, Samuel, Londonderry, 1756                                           410

Peabody, Ebenezer, Portsmouth, 1754                                            179

Peaslee, Joseph, Salem, 1755                                                        353

Peirce, Joshua, Portsmouth, 1754                                                  133

Perkins, Daniel, Hampton Falls, 1756                                            415

          James, Kensington, 1754                                                     142

          Samuel, Durham, 1756                                                        477

Pettengill, Benjamin, Plaistow, 1756                                              522

Philbrick, Ebenezer, Rye, 1755                                                      209

          Jedediah, Kingston, 1754                                                      70

          Jeremiah, Kingston, 1754                                                    116

Pitman, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1754                                              11

Powell, John, Brentwood, 1756                                                      420

Prescott, Elizabeth, Hampton Falls, 1755                                        2I1

          James, Kensington, 1754                                                     155

Purrington, Joshua, Epping, 1754                                                  180

 

Quimby, John, Jr., Kingston, 1755                                                 293

 

Rand, Thomas, Rye, 1756                                                              369

Richards, Benjamin, Rochester, 1756                                            395

Richardson, Moses, South Hampton, 1755                                     232

Ricker, George, Somersworth, 1754                                                 47

          John, Somersworth, 1756                                                    429

Rindge, William, Portsmouth, 1756                                                449

Ring, Seth, Portsmouth, 1756                                                        386

Roberts, Daniel, Hampstead, 1756                                                 428

          Daniel, Jr., Hampstead, 1755                                              364

          Ebenezer, Somersworth, 1755                                              319

          John, Brentwood, 1756                                                        498

          Love, Somersworth, 1755                                                     223

Robinson, George, Chester, 1754                                                     54

          Jonathan, Exeter, 1754                                                         75

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES              xi

 

Roby, Ichabod, Kingston, 1755                                                       337

Rogers, James, Londonderry, 1755                                                343

Rollins, Edward, Rochester, 1756                                                  437

          Thomas, Jr., Stratham, 1755                                               362

Rowell, Rice, Nottingham, 1754                                                       32

          Thomas, South Hampton, 1755                                             260

Rowen, Andrew, Plaistow, 1754                                                       85

Runnells, John, Durham, 1756                                                      469

          Mary, Stratham, 1755                                                          208

Rymes, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1755                                                347

 

Sanborn, Elisha, Epping, 1755                                                       348

          Ephraim, Epping, 1754                                                         119

          Reuben, Hampton Falls, 1756                                              424

          Tristram, Kingston, 1753                                              264, 566

Savage, John, Portsmouth, 1754                                                      94

Scott, Silvanus, Portsmouth, 1754                                                 132

Scribner, John, Exeter, 1756                                                         481

          Joseph, Jr., Exeter, 1756                                                     434

Scruton, Michael, Barrington, 1755                                               356

Shortridge, Richard, Portsmouth, 1756                                          479

Simpson, William, Portsmouth, 1754                                              198

Sinclair, Ebenezer, Exeter, 1754                                                    129

Slayton, Ann, Portsmouth, 1756                                                     500

Sleeper, Moses, Kingston, 1754                                                         6

Smart, Joseph, Newmarket, 1754                                                    34

Smith, Benjamin, North Hampton, 1755                                         310

          Benjamin, Exeter, 1756                                                       553

          Isaac, Kingston, 1756                                                          561

          Ithiel, Brentwood, 1756                                                       495

          Jabez, Exeter, 1754                                                               61

          Jacob, Jr., Brentwood, 1755                                                 317

          Samuel, Durham, 1755                                                        299

Snow, Jonathan, Nashua, 1755                                                     319

Spaulding, ——— , 1754                                                                  13

 

 

 

                                            LIST OF ESTATES             xiii

 

Weeks, Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1754                                              125

Wesendunk, Stephen, London, Eng., 1754                                      145

Weymouth, Benjamin, Somersworth, 1754                                    104

Whipple, Joseph, Hampton Falls, 1754                                             78

White, James, Pembroke, 1754                                                      179

Wiggin, Nicholas, Stratham, 1752                                                  565

Willard, Moses, Charlestown, 1756                                                537

Worthen, Samuel, Hampstead, 1756                                              521

Wright, Benoni, Hinsdale, 1756                                                     420

          Thomas, Portsmouth, 1754                                                    93

Wyman, Edward, Pelham, 1754                                                      165

          Edward, Pelham, 1756                                                         501

 

Yeaton, John, Newcastle, 1756                                                      519

Young, Samuel, Dover, 1755                                                          307