New Hampshire State Papers

 

PROBATE RECORDS

 

OF THE

 

PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 

VOL. 9

 

1767-1771

 

 

STATE PAPERS SERIES

 

VOL. 39

 

 

Edited by

 

OTIS G. HAMMOND

 

Director of the

New Hampshire Historical Society

 

 

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PUBLISHED BY

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

1941

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

PREFACE

 

The Province of New Hampshire was not divided into counties until 1771. Prior to that date there was only one registry of deeds and one registry of probate for the whole province. These offices were located at Portsmouth, and the records were kept there until 1776, when all the provincial records were removed to Exeter for safety, as Portsmouth was subject to attack by sea.

When the counties were organized Exeter became the county seat of Rockingham County, and the provincial records of deeds and probate and of the courts remained there until 1891, when the state asserted its title, and they were brought to Concord and placed in the custody of the Secretary of State.

The act for establishing counties divided the province into five, Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough, Cheshire, and Grafュton, all named from houses of nobility in England. Coos County was created in 1805, Merrimack in 1823, Sullivan in 1827, Belknap and Carroll in 1841. The act of 1769, confirmed by the Crown in 1771, is here given with certain omissions as indicated.

 

 

AN ACT FOR DIVIDING THIS PROVINCE

INTO COUNTIES, AND FOR THE MORE EASY

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

 

For as much as the great Increase of the Inhabitants of this Province, and the remote Situation of Many of them from Portsュmouth, where the Courts of Judicature are now held have renderd the Administration of Justice very expensive & Difficult & in Some Cases almost Impracticable, the People being Generally not of Sufficient ability to Travel far And Whereas by Sundry Laws of the Province the Present place of holding the Courts is so Establishd that an Adequate Remedy for so great Inconvenience & Difficulty cannot be fully & Effectually Obtaind without an Act of the General Assembly.

 

 

 

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And his Majesty having been Graciously Pleased to permit the Governor to Assent to an Act for that Purpose

Be it therefore Enacted By the Governor Council and Asュsembly, that the Province be and hereby is Divided into Five Counties, in the Following manner, That is to Say, the Bounds of the first County to begin at the Mouth of Piscataqua River, & to run up the Same the Easterly Corner of New Market Inュcluding the river, and from thence North Westerly by the Eastュerly, & Northerly side Lines of New Market, Epping, Nottingュham Chichester & Canterbury to the River and down the Same to the Line of Concord Including the River then round the Westerly Lines of Bow Concord & Pembroke, to Merrimack River thence down the same to the North West Corner of Derryュfield, thence by the Easterly lines of Derryfield Litchfield & Nottingham West to the Province Line thence by said Line to the sea, thence by the Sea to the bounds first Mentiond, Includュing all that part of the Isles of shoals whch belongs to this Province. The Bounds of the Second County to begin at the North West Corner of Canterbury, and from thence to cross the River then down the river to Pemigiwasset then to run up Pemigiwasset River to Campton, thence round the Westerly End of Campton & by the Northerly side lines of Campton Sandwich & Tampworth, & thence Easterly to the Province Line, on the Same Course with the Northerly Side Line of Eaton, thence Down said Province Line to the Line of the first County, thence by the same to the bounds First Mentiond The Bounds of the third County To begin at the South East Corner of Nottingham West, thence Westerly by the Province Line to the South East Corner of Rindge, thence by the Easterly Side Line of Rindge, Monadュnock Number two, Dublin, the Townships Number Six, Number Seven, & Number Eight, thence to the South End of Sunnepee Pond, thence by the Easterly Side of Said Pond, to the North End thereof, thence by the North Westerly Side Line of Dantzick Heidleburgh, & by the Northerly Side Lines of Heidleburgh & North Westerly Side Line of Emery's Town to Pemigiwasset

 

 

 

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River thence down the Same to the Bounds of the first County thence by the Same to the Bounds first Mentiond.

The Bounds of the fourth County to be begin at the South East Corner of Rindge, and from thence to run Westerly by the Province Line, to the Western Banks of Connecticutt River, thence up the Same till it Comes opposite to the North West Corner of Plainfield then crossing the river to the last Mentiond Corner of Plainfield thence by the Northerly side lines of Plainュfield & Grantham to the North East Corner of Grantham thence by the Easterly Side Line of Grantham, & the North Side Line of Savill to the boundary Line of the third County, thence by the Same to the bounds first Mentiond

And the Fifth County to Contain all the Lands in the Province Not Comprehended in the other Counties. And all the Towns Parishes Precincts or Places within the bounds aforesaid respecュtively, shall be Deemed accepted named & taken as Parts & Members of the Respective Counties aforesaid.

And the Names of the said Counties shall be & are hereby as follows Viz the Name of the first County Rockingham The name of the Second County Strafford the Name of the Third County Hillsborough the Name of the fourth County Cheshire the Name of the fifth County Grafton

 

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And Whereas the said Counties of Strafford & Grafton are not fully Inhabited at Present but the Inhabitants are Daily Increasュing Be it further Enacted that the said Counties of Strafford & Grafton shall be for the Present Annexed to & Deemed & taken as Parts & Members of the County of Rockin'ham & Subject to the Jurisdiction & Authority of the Courts Magistrates and Officers of the Said County of Rockin'ham to all Intents & Purposes and shall remain so Annexed Deemed and Taken & Subject until the Governor by & with the Advice and Consent of the Council shall declare them respectively Sufficient for the exercise of their respective Jurisdictions & no longer. * * *

[Passed April 29, 1769. Confirmed by the King March 19, 1771.]

 

 

 

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY

 

Rockingham County was established by an act passed April 29, 1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, and to run up the same to the easterly corner of Newュmarket, including the river, and from thence northwesterly by the easterly and northerly side lines of Newmarket, Epping, Nottingham, Chichester, and Canterbury to the river, and down the same to the line of Concord, including the river, then round the westerly lines of Bow, Concord, and Pembroke to Merrimack River, thence down the same to the northwest corner of Derryュfield [Manchester], thence by the easterly lines of Derryfield, Litchfield, and Nottingham West [Hudson] to the province line, thence by said line to the sea, thence by the sea to the bounds first mentioned, including all that part of the Isles of Shoals which belongs to this province.

Rockingham County records are at Exeter.

 

 

STRAFFORD COUNTY

 

Strafford County was established by an act passed April 29, 1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was bounded by a line beginning at the northwest corner of Canterュbury, from thence to cross the river, then down the river to Pemigewasset, then to run up Pemigewasset River to Campton, thence round the westerly end of Campton and by the northerly side lines of Campton, Sandwich, and Tamworth, thence easterly to the province line on the same course with the northerly side line of Eaton, thence down the said province line to the line of the first county, thence by the same to the bounds first menュtioned.

This act contained the following provision.

And whereas the said counties of Strafford and Grafton are not fully inhabited at present, but the inhabitants are daily increasュing, be it further enacted that the said counties of Strafford

 

 

 

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and Grafton shall be for the present annexed to and deemed and taken as parts and members of the County of Rockingham, and subject to the jurisdiction and authority of the courts, magisュtrates and officers of the said County of Rockingham to all intents and purposes, and shall remain so annexed, deemed, and taken and subject until the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, shall declare them respectively sufficient for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions and no longer.

The county was given independent jurisdiction in 1773.

Strafford County records are at Dover.

 

 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

 

Hillsborough County was established by an act passed April 29, 1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was bounded by a line beginning at the southeast corner of Nottingュham West [Hudson], thence westerly by the province line to the southeast corner of Rindge, thence by the easterly side line of Rindge, Monadnock Number Two [Jaffrey], Dublin, the townュships Number Six [Marlborough], Number Seven [Hillsborough], and Number Eight [Washington], thence to the south end of Sunapee Pond, thence by the easterly side of said pond to the north end thereof, thence by the northwesterly side line of Dantzic [Newbury] and Heidlebourg [New London], and by the northerly side lines of Heidlebourg and northwesterly side line of Emery's Town [Andover] to Pemigewasset River, thence down the same to the bounds of the first county [Rockingham], thence by the same to the bounds first mentioned.

Hillsborough County records are at Nashua.

 

 

CHESHIRE COUNTY

 

Cheshire County was established by an act passed April 29, 1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was bounded by a line beginning at the southeast corner of Rindge, thence westerly by the province line to the western bank of

 

 

 

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Connecticut River, thence up the same till it comes opposite to the northwest corner of Plainfield, then crossing the river to the last mentioned corner of Plainfield, thence by the northerly side lines of Plainfield and Grantham to the northeast corner of Grantham, thence by the easterly side line of Grantham and the north side line of Saville [Sunapee] to the boundary line of the third county [Hillsborough], thence by the same to the bounds first mentioned.

Cheshire County records are at Keene.

 

 

GRAFTON COUNTY

 

Grafton County was established by an act passed April 29, 1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was to contain all the land in the province not included in the other counties.

This act contained the following provision.

And whereas the said counties of Strafford and Grafton are not fully inhabited at present, but the inhabitants are daily increasュing, be it further enacted that the said counties of Strafford and Grafton shall be for the present annexed to and deemed and taken as parts and members of the County of Rockingham, and subject to the jurisdiction and authority of the courts, magisュtrates, and officers of the said County of Rockingham to all intents and purposes, and shall remain so annexed, deemed, and taken and subject until the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Council, shall declare them respectively sufficient for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions and no longer.

The county was given independent jurisdiction in 1773. Grafton County records are at Woodsville.

 

 

COヨS COUNTY

 

Cos County was established by an act passed Dec. 24, 1803, to take effect March I, 1805, to contain all the lands and waters

 

 

 

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northerly of a line beginning on the west bank of Connecticut River at the southwesterly corner of Dalton and running on the westerly and southerly line of Dalton to Whitefield, thence on the westerly and southerly line of Whitefield to Bretton Woods [now Carroll], thence on the westerly and southerly line of Bretton Woods to the southeasterly corner thereof, thence southerly on a straight line across the unlocated lands to the line of the County of Strafford at the northwesterly corner of Tamworth, thence on the line of the County of Strafford to the line of the District of Maine, the new county to consist of the towns of Dalton, Whitefield, Bretton Woods [Carroll], Bartlett, Adams [Jackson], Chatham, Shelburne, Shelburne Addition [Gorham], Durand [Randolph], Kilkenny, Jefferson, Lancaster, Millsfield, Northumberland, Stratford, Wales Gore, Cockburne [Columbia], Colebrook, Stewartstown, Percy [Stark], Paulsbourg [Milan], Maynesborough [Berlin], Dummer, Errol, Cambridge, and Success.

Coos County records are at Lancaster.

 

 

MERRIMACK COUNTY

 

Merrimack County was established by an act passed July 1, 1823, to take effect Aug. x of that year, to consist of the towns of Allenstown, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Epsom, Loudon, Northfield, Pembroke, and Pittsfield, taken from Rockュingham County, and Andover, Boscawen, Bradford, Dunbarton, Newbury, Henniker, Hooksett, Hopkinton, New London, Salisュbury, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot, taken from Hillsborough County.

Merrimack County records are at Concord.

 

 

SULLIVAN COUNTY

 

Sullivan County was established by an act passed July 5, 1827, to take effect the first Tuesday of September following, to consist of the towns of Acworth, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish,

 

 

 

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Croydon, Grantham, Goshen, Lempster, Langdon, Newport, Plainfield, Springfield, Unity, Washington, and Sunapee, all formerly in Cheshire County.

Sullivan County records are at Newport.

 

 

BELKNAP COUNTY

 

Belknap County was established by an act passed Dec. 23, 1840, to take effect Jan. I, 1841, and to consist of the towns of Alton, Barnstead, Center Harbor, Gilford, Gilmanton, Meredith, New Hampton, and Sanbornton, all taken from Strafford County.

Belknap County records are at Laconia.

 

 

CARROLL COUNTY

 

Carroll County was established by an act passed Dec. 23, 1840, to take effect Jan. 1, 1841, and to consist of the towns of Albany, Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, Moultonborough, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonborough, Ossiュpee, Wakefield, and Wolfeborough, all taken from Strafford County.

Carroll County records are at Ossipee.

As an assistance to those who may wish to consult deeds and probate records executed after 1771, a list is here given of all towns and cities in the state, with dates of grant or incorporation, and of county connection.

Acworth, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Albany, granted 1766, Grafton 1771, Strafford 1800, Carroll 1841.

Alexandria, granted 1753, Grafton 1771.

Allenstown, granted 1722, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Alstead, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771.

Alton, incorporated 1796, Strafford 1796, Belknap 1841.

Amherst, granted 1728, Hillsborough 1771.

 

 

 

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Andover, granted 1751, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Antrim, incorporated 1777, Hillsborough 1777.

Ashland, incorporated 1868, Grafton 1868.

Atkinson, incorporated 1767, Rockingham 1771.

Auburn, incorporated 1845, Rockingham 1845.

Barnstead, granted 1727, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841.

Barrington, granted 1722, Strafford 1771.

Bartlett, incorporated 1790, Grafton 1790, Cos 1805, Carroll 1841.

Bath, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Bedford, granted 1733/4, Hillsborough 1771.

Belmont, incorporated 1859, Belknap 1859.

Bennington, incorporated 1842, Hillsborough 1842.

Benton, granted 1764, Grafton 1771.

Berlin, granted 1771, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805.

Bethlehem, granted 1774, Grafton 1774.

Boscawen, granted 1732, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Bow, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Bradford, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Brentwood, incorporated 1744, Rockingham 1771.

Bridgewater, incorporated 1788, Grafton 1788.

Bristol, incorporated 1819, Grafton 1819.

Brookfield, incorporated 1794, Strafford 1794, Carroll 1841.

Brookline, incorporated 1769, Hillsborough 1771.

Cambridge, granted 1773, Grafton 1773, Cos 1805.

Campton, granted 1761, Strafford 1771, Grafton 1782.

Canaan, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Candia, incorporated 1763, Rockingham 1771.

Canterbury, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Carroll, granted 1772, Grafton 1772, Cos 1805.

Center Harbor, incorporated 1797, Strafford 1797, Belknap 1841.

Charlestown, granted 1735, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

 

 

 

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Chatham, granted 1767, Grafton 1771, Cobs 1805, Strafford 1823, Carroll 1841.

Chester, granted 1720, Rockingham 1771.

Chesterfield, granted 1735, Cheshire 1771.

Chichester, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Claremont, granted 1764, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Clarksville, granted 1792, Grafton 1792, Cos 1805.

Colebrook, granted 1762, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Columbia, granted 1762, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Concord, granted 1659, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Conway, granted 1765, Grafton 1771, Strafford 1778, Carroll 1841.

Cornish, granted 1763, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Croydon, granted 1763, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Dalton, incorporated 1784, Grafton 1784, Coos 1805.

Danbury, incorporated 1795, Grafton 1795, Merrimack 1874.

Danville, incorporated 1760, Rockingham 1771.

Deerfield, incorporated 1766, Rockingham 1771.

Deering, incorporated 1774, Hillsborough 1774.

Derry, incorporated 1827, Rockingham 1827.

Dixville, not incorporated, Grafton 1771, Coss 1805.

Dorchester, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Dover, not granted, nor incorporated except as a city, Strafford 1771.

Dublin, granted 1749, Cheshire 1771.

Dummer, granted 1773, Grafton 1773, Cobs 1805.

Dunbarton, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Durham, incorporated 1732, Strafford 1771.

East Kingston, incorporated 1738, Rockingham 1771.

Easton, incorporated 1876, Grafton 1876.

Eaton, granted 1766, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Effingham, granted 1749, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Ellsworth, granted 1769, Grafton 1774.

Enfield, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Epping, incorporated 1741/2, Rockingham 1771.

 

 

 

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Epsom, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Errol, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Cobs 1805.

Exeter, not granted or incorporated, Rockingham 1771.

Farmington, incorporated 1798, Strafford 1798.

Fitzwilliam, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771.

Francestown, incorporated 1772, Hillsborough 1772.

Franconia, granted 1764, Grafton 1771.

Franklin, incorporated 1828, Merrimack 1828.

Freedom, incorporated 1831, Strafford 1831, Carroll 1841.

Fremont, incorporated 1764, Rockingham 1771.

Gilford, incorporated 1812, Strafford 1812, Belknap 1841.

Gilmanton, granted 1727, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841.

Gilsum, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771.

Goffstown, granted 1733/4, Hillsborough 1771.

Gorham, granted 1770, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Goshen, incorporated 1791, Cheshire 1791, Sullivan 1827.

Grafton, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Grantham, granted 1761, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Greenfield, incorporated 1791, Hillsborough 1791.

Greenland, incorporated 1721, Rockingham 1771.

Greenville, incorporated 1872, Hillsborough 1872.

Groton, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Hampstead, incorporated ,749, Rockingham 1771.

Hampton, granted 1635, Rockingham 1771.

Hampton Falls, incorporated 1726, Rockingham 1771.

Hancock, incorporated 1779, Hillsborough 1779.

Hanover, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Harrisville, incorporated 1870, Cheshire 1870.

Hart's Location, granted 1772, Grafton 1772, Carroll 1841.

Haverhill, granted 1763, Grafton 1771.

Hebron, incorporated 1792, Grafton 1792.

Henniker, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Hill, granted 1753, Grafton 1771, Merrimack 1868.

Hillsborough, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771.

Hinsdale, incorporated 1753, Cheshire 1771.

 

 

 

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Holderness, granted 1751, Strafford 1771, Grafton 1782.

Hollis, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771.

Hooksett, incorporated 1822, Hillsborough 1822, Merrimack 1823.

Hopkinton, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Hudson, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771.

Jackson, incorporated 1800, Grafton 1800, Cos 1805, Carroll 1841.

Jaffrey, granted 1749, Cheshire 1771.

Jefferson, granted 1765, Grafton 1771, Cot's 1805.

Keene, granted 1733, Cheshire 1771.

Kensington, incorporated 1737, Rockingham 1771.

Kilkenny, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Cos 1805.

Kingston, granted 1694, Rockingham 1771.

Laconia, incorporated 1855, Belknap 1855.

Lancaster, granted 1763, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Landaff, granted 1764, Grafton 1771.

Langdon, incorporated 1787, Cheshire 1787, Sullivan 1827.

Lebanon, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Lee, incorporated 1766, Strafford 1771.

Lempster, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Lincoln, granted 1764, Grafton 1771.

Lisbon, granted 1763, Grafton 1771.

Litchfield, granted 1729, Hillsborough 1771.

Littleton, granted 1764, Grafton 1771.

Livermore, incorporated 1876, Grafton 1876.

Londonderry, granted 1722, Rockingham 1771.

Loudon, incorporated 1773, Rockingham 1773, Merrimack 1823.

Lyman, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Lyme, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Lyndeborough, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1771.

Madbury, incorporated 1755, Strafford 1771.

Madison, incorporated 1852, Carroll 1852.

Manchester, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1771.

Marlborough, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771.

 

 

 

 

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Marlow, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771.

Mason, granted 1749, Hillsborough 1771.

Meredith, granted 1748, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841.

Merrimack, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771.

Middleton, granted 1749, Strafford 1771.

Milan, granted 1771, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Milford, incorporated 1794, Hillsborough 1794.

Millsfield, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Cos 1805.

Milton, incorporated 1802, Strafford 1802.

Monroe, incorporated 1854, Grafton 1854.

Mont Vernon, incorporated 1803, Hillsborough 1803.

Moultonborough, granted 1763, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Nashua, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771.

Nelson, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771.

New Boston, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771.

New Durham, granted 1749, Strafford 1771.

New Hampton, granted 1765, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841.

New Ipswich, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771.

New London, granted 1753, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Newbury, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771, Hillsborough 1778, Merrimack 1823.

Newcastle, incorporated 1693, Rockingham 1771.

Newfields, incorporated 1849, Rockingham 1849.

Newington, incorporated 1764, Rockingham 1771.

Newmarket, incorporated 1727, Rockingham 1771.

Newport, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Newton, incorporated 1749, Rockingham 1771.

North Hampton, incorporated 1738, Rockingham 1771.

Northfield, incorporated 1780, Rockingham 1780, Merrimack 1823.

Northumberland, granted 1761, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Northwood, incorporated 1773, Rockingham 1773.

Nottingham, incorporated 1722, Rockingham 1771.

Orange, granted 1769, Grafton 1771.

Orford, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

 

 

 

 

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Ossipee, incorporated 1785, Strafford 1785, Carroll 1841.

Pelham, incorporated 1746, Rockingham 1771, Hillsborough 1824.

Pembroke, granted 1728, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Peterborough, granted 1737/8, Hillsborough 1771.

Piermont, granted 1764, Grafton 1771.

Pittsburg, incorporated 1840, Cos 1840.

Pittsfield, incorporated 1782, Rockingham 1782, Merrimack 1823.

Plainfield, granted 1761, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Plaistow, incorporated 1749, Rockingham 1771.

Plymouth, granted 1763, Grafton 1771.

Portsmouth, granted 1631, Rockingham 1771.

Randolph, granted 1772, Grafton 1772, Cos 1805.

Raymond, incorporated 1764, Rockingham 1771.

Richmond, granted 1735, Cheshire 1771.

Rindge, granted 1736/7, Cheshire 1771.

Rochester, incorporated 1722, Strafford 1771.

Rollinsford, incorporated 1849, Strafford 1849.

Roxbury, incorporated 1812, Cheshire 1812.

Rumney, granted 1761, Grafton 1771.

Rye, incorporated 1726, Rockingham 1771.

Salem, incorporated 1750, Rockingham 1771.

Salisbury, granted 1736/7, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Sanbornton, granted 1748, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841.

Sandown, incorporated 1756, Rockingham 1771.

Sandwich, granted 1763, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Seabrook, incorporated 1768, Rockingham 1771.

Sharon, incorporated 1791, Hillsborough 1791.

Shelburne, granted 1769, Grafton . I 771, Cos 1805.

Somersworth, incorporated 1754, Strafford 1771.

South Hampton, incorporated 1742, Rockingham 1771.

Springfield, granted 1769, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Stark, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Cos 1805.

Stewartstown, granted 1770, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Stoddard, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771.

 

 

 

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Strafford, incorporated 1820, Strafford 1820.

Stratford, granted 1762, Grafton 1771, Cos 1805.

Stratham, incorporated 1715/16, Rockingham 1771.

Success, granted 1773, Grafton 1773, Cos 1805.

Sullivan, incorporated 1787, Cheshire 1787.

Sunapee, granted 1768, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Surry, incorporated 1769, Cheshire 1771.

Sutton, granted 1749, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Swanzey, granted 1733, Cheshire 1771.

Tamworth, granted 1766, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Temple, granted 1750, Hillsborough 1771.

Thornton, granted 1763, Grafton 1771.

Tilton, incorporated 1869, Belknap 1869.

Troy, incorporated 1815, Cheshire 1815.

Tuftonborough, granted 1750, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Unity, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Wakefield, granted 1749, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Walpole, granted 1736, Cheshire 1771.

Warner, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823.

Warren, granted 1763, Grafton 1771.

Washington, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827.

Waterville, incorporated 1829, Grafton 1829.

Weare, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1771.

Webster, incorporated 1860, Merrimack 1860.

Wentworth, granted 1766, Grafton 1771.

Wentworth Location, granted 1797, Grafton 1797, Cos 1805.

Westmoreland, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771.

Whitefield, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Cos 1805.

Wilmot, incorporated 1807, Hillsborough 1807, Merrimack 1823.

Wilton, granted 1749, Hillsborough 1771.

Winchester, granted 1733, Cheshire 1771.

Windham, incorporated 1741/2, Rockingham 1771.

Windsor, incorporated 1798, Hillsborough 1798.

Wolfeborough, granted 1759, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841.

Woodstock, granted 1763, Grafton 1771.

 

 

 

LIST OF ESTATES

 

Abbott, Benjamin, Hollis, 1770 414

Nathaniel, Concord, 1769 302

Adams, David, Londonderry, 1768 104

Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1769 257

Appleton, Henry, Portsmouth, 1768 165

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1769 277

Askins, John, Winchester, 1768 158

Atyoe, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1769 279

Ayers, John, Jr., Portsmouth, 1770 376

 

Bagley, Orlando, Kingston, 1770 371

Barker, Benjamin, Pelham, 1769 268

David, Boscawen, 1768 87

Barrett, Benjamin, Hinsdale, 1769 236

Beck, Caleb, Portsmouth, 1769 304

Bennett, William, Portsmouth, 1767 68

Berry, Joseph, Greenland, 1770 338

Richard, Pepperelborough, Me., 1768 160

Blair, Alexander, Manchester, 1768 146

Blake, Daniel, Kensington, 1768 131

Bogle, Martha, Peterborough, 1769 302

Bowden, John, Exeter, 1767 22

Boyes, Robert, Londonderry, 1768 125

Brackett, Samuel, Rye, 1769 280

Samuel, Jr., Rye, 1769 279

Bradford, Dorcas, Portsmouth, 1769 300

Branscomb, Simon, Newcastle, 1768 157

Brown, Aaron, Charlestown, 1770 411

Abraham, Hampton Falls, 1767 43

Ephraim, South Hampton, 1768 105

Samuel, Chester, 1767 81

Bullard, Ebenezer, New Ipswich, 1768 144

 

 

 

xxii LIST OF ESTATES

 

Burnham, John, Durham, 1769 316

Samuel, Nottingham, 1768 154

Butterfield, John, Goffstown, 1767 19

 

Campbell, Robert, Halifax, N. S., 1768 148

Carleton, Jeremiah, Lyndeborough, 1767 14

Carter, Ezra, Concord, 1767 42

Challis, Philip, Newton, 1770 371

Chapman, Martha, Greenland, 1768 97

Chesley, Lemuel, Durham, 1769 222

Churchill, John, Portsmouth, 1769 319

Clark, Edward, Kittery, Me., 1768 104

Cochran, John, Pembroke, 1769 312

Cofran, John, Pembroke, 1768 155

Colburn, Thomas, Hollis, 1767 20

Collins, John, Jr., Windham, 1769 213

Conn, Andrew, New Ipswich, 1771 462

Connor, Benjamin, 1771 479

Corser, William, Boscawen, 1768 101

Cotton, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1768 85

Ward, Hampton, 1769 300

Crommett, Ebenezer, Durham, 1767 22

Cummings, John Harrod, Hudson, 1768 139

Currier, 覧, 1769 299

Eliphalet, Kingston, 1770 383

Moses, Kingston, 1770 396

Richard, South Hampton, 1767 51

Cushing, Jonathan, Dover, 1769 297

Cutter, Jonathan, 1770 387

 

Davidson, Oliver, Lebanon, 1769 323

Davis, 覧, Hampstead, 1769 297

Samuel, Jr., Madbury, 1771 463

Dean, John, Exeter, 1768 171

Thomas, Exeter, 1768 87

 

 

 

LIST OF ESTATES xxiii

 

Dearborn, Peter, Jr., Chester, 1770 444

Simon, Epping, 1767 27

Demeritt, Samuel, Durham, 1770 445

Dennett, Ephraim, Portsmouth, 1770 376

William, Portsmouth, 1768 120

Drury, Caleb, Framingham, Mass., 1770 395

Dunklee, Nathaniel, Monson, 1770 406

Durgin, Jonathan, Durham, 1768 131

Dustin, 覧, 1768 104

 

Eastman, Joseph, Kingston, 1770 383

Samuel, Hopkinton, 1770 405

Samuel, Windham, 1770 409

Eaton, Jonathan, Atkinson, 1770 419

Edgerly, Samuel, Brentwood, 1768 151

Elkins, Daniel, Nottingham, 1768 147

Joseph, Kingston, 1767 76

Elliot, William, Mason, 1768 154

Erskine, John, Winchester, 1768 203

Eve, Henry, Portsmouth, 1770 458

 

Fairservice, Robert, Londonderry, 1770 433

Ferguson, John, Pelham, 1769 259

Ferrin, Jonathan, Newton, 1768 108

Fifield, John, Kingston, 1769 231

Flint, Edward, Plaistow, 1768 110

Follansbee, Joshua, Salisbury, Mass., 1769 295

Folsom, Nathan, Newmarket, 1768 99

Foster, John, Pelham, 1770 386

Fowler, Samuel, Jr., Hampton Falls, 1771 470

Frain, John, Chester, 1767 39

French, John, Atkinson, 1768 187

Jonah, Keene, 1769 227

 

Gerrish, Paul, Madbury, 1764 481

 

 

 

xxiv LIST OF ESTATES

 

Giles, Mark, Rochester, 1770 440

Gilman, Caleb, Exeter, 1770 437

Daniel, Jr., Exeter, 1767 70

Israel, Newmarket, 1768 124

Moses, Exeter, 1769 214

Samuel, Exeter, 1769 256

Godfrey, Isaac, East Kingston, 1768 111

Gordon, Benjamin, Exeter, 1770 401

Benoni, Fremont, 1769 320

James, Boston, Mass., 1771 476

Graves, Joseph, Durham, 1769 266

Gray, Samuel, Amherst, 1770 435

Greenough, Robert, Plaistow, 1767 23

Gregg, David, Windham, 1768 144

Gridley, Jeremiah, Boston, Mass., 1768 165

Grout, John, Jaffrey, 1770 450

 

Hall, Edward, Newmarket, 1770 407

Jeremiah, Winchester, 1769 236

Ham, Joshua, Dover, 1771 466

Hanson, Humphrey, Dover, 1767 24

James, Madbury, 1769 297

Harvey, Thomas, Newton, 1768 187

Healey, Stephen, Hampton Falls, 1770 427

Heath, David, Salem, 1770 422

Hicks, Joseph, Madbury, 1770 387

Joshua, Salem, Mass., 1769 230

Hilliard, Jonathan, Kensington, 1770 393

Hilton, Theodore, Newmarket, 1769 255

Holt, John, Wilton, 1770 378

Home, William, Dover, 1767 81

Hoyt, Benjamin, Thornton, 1770 457

John, Portsmouth, 1768 195

Micah, Newton, 1768 199

Stephen, Hopkinton, 1767 64

 

 

 

LIST OF ESTATES xxv

 

Humphrey, William, Londonderry, 1768 149

Hunt, Enoch, Hollis, 1768 146

Huntress, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1768 150

 

Jackson, Hannah, Madbury, 1769 272

Jenness, Joshua, Hampton, 1768 148

Jewett, Moses, Exeter, 1767 16

Johnson, Philip, Greenland, 1767 50

Seth, Pelham, 1769 273

Jones, Benjamin, Newcastle, Me., 1769 289

Judkins, Joseph, Newmarket, 1770 367

 

Kenney, James, Somersworth, 1769 278

Kidder, Josiah, Monson, 1770 460

King, Oliver, Salisbury, Mass., 1769 298

Knight, John, Newington, 1770 451

Kyle, John, Courage Brook, N. Y., 1769 314

 

Ladd, Daniel, Brentwood, 1770 439

Lamos, Nathaniel, Madbury, 1767 28

Langdon, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1767 33

Leavitt, John, Hampton, 1770 375

Libby, Abraham, Epsom, 1767 22

Long, Nathan, Chester, 1768 161

Lord, John, Berwick, Me., 1769 214

 

McBride, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1769 330

McClure, William, Merrimack, 1769 300

McCrillis, William, Nottingham, 1767 66

McIlvaine, William, Canterbury, 1769 310

McKean, Robert, Amherst, 1768 166

McNeil, John, Londonderry, 1767 6

Magoon, Joseph, Kingston, 1767 60

Marston, Caleb, Newmarket, 1770 397

Mason, Joseph, Chichester, 1770 436

 

 

 

xxvi LIST OF ESTATES

 

Merrill, Daniel, Atkinson, 1768 102

Elias, Stratham, 1769 301

Elias, Stratham, 1771 478

Moses, Pembroke, 1767 79

Miller, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1767 70

Mary, Rochester, 1768 155

Montgomery, Hugh, Windham, 1769 316

Moore, James, Raymond, 1770 436

James, Pembroke, 1773 480

Morrill, Jacob, 3d, Salisbury, Mass., 1770 435

Morrow, John, Jr., Windham, 1767 13

Morse, Oliver, Chester, 1770 406

 

Norris, James, Epping, 1768 166

Jonathan, Exeter, 1768 120

Noyes, Ebenezer, Dover, 1767 32

John, Bow, 1770 410

 

Ober, John, Salem, 1768 85

Odiorne, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1768 196

 

Page, Edmund, Plaistow, 1767 7

John, Danville, 1767 51

Samuel, Jr., Kensington, 1769 315

Parsons, Stephen, Portsmouth, 1770 356

Peaslee, James, Newton, 1770 460

Nathan, Newton, 1768 185

Pendexter, Edward, Portsmouth, 1768 139

Perkins, Abraham, Durham, 1770 422

Joshua, Dover, 1768 199

Pevear, Nathaniel, Sandown, 1769 290

Peverly, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1769 206

Philbrick, Benjamin, Exeter, 1769 325

Daniel, Rye, 1768 96

Martha, Exeter, 1770 416

 

 

 

LIST OF ESTATES xxvii

 

Phillips, John, Portsmouth, 1768 187

Sarah, Exeter, 1770 361

Pickering, Joshua, Newington, 1767 3

Piper, Thomas, Stratham, 1767 10

Pitman, Susanna, Portsmouth, 1767 32

Pollard, John, Plaistow, 1768 158

Powers, Isaac, Nashua, 1768 189

Whitcomb, Mason, 1769 221

 

Rand, Richard, Rye, 1769 288

Read, William, Litchfield, 1767 61

Reid, Matthew, Londonderry, 1769 233

Remick, Hannah, Portsmouth, 1767 69

Ricker, George, Somersworth, 1769 270

Robinson, David, Stratham, 1767 36

Ephraim, Exeter, 1768 190

Rollins, Thomas, Lee, 1768 147

Rowe, Moses, Kensington, 1769 282

Rowell, Aaron, Sandown, 1769 217

John, Salem, 1771 479

Russ, Thomas, Manchester, 1770 423

 

Sanborn, Abraham, Hampton, 1770 356

James, Hampton, 1767 19

Josiah, Epping, 1770 404

Sanders, Henry, Salem, 1769 332

Sawyer, William, Newbury, Mass., 1768 158

Scribner, Benjamin, Brentwood, 1769 329

Servan, Richard, Portsmouth, 1767 9

Seward, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1769 281

Giles, Somersworth, 1769 309

Shackford, John, Portsmouth, 1767 40

Shaw, Josiah, Hampton, 1770 360

Sherburne, Henry, Portsmouth, 1767 5

Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1769 311

 

 

 

xxviii LIST OF ESTATES

 

Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1770 385

Sherriff, George, Portsmouth, 1769 323

Small, Edward, Durham, 1770 358

Smith, Benjamin, Durham, 1769 337

John, North Hampton, 1770 339

Samuel, Durham, 1770 353

Somersbee, Joseph, Atkinson, 1770 444

Spencer, Jeremiah, Claremont, 1770 381

Stevens, Hubbard, Durham, 1770 412

Levi, Hampstead, 1768 143

Moses, Jr., Plaistow, 1770 429

Stewart, Samuel, Kingston, 1767 78

Stickney, Jonathan, Pelham, 1769 331

Stoneman, Mary, Portsmouth, 1770 459

Storey, Andrew, Portsmouth, 1771 465

Swan, Jeremiah, Peterborough, 1769 310

 

Taggart, Patrick, Merrimack, 1769 272

Martha, Merrimack, 1770 386

Taylor, Benjamin, Stratham, 1767 77

Ebenezer, 1770 396

Matthew, Londonderry, 1770 354

Thompson, James, 1771 479

Tibbetts, Aaron, Rochester, 1770 357

Tilton, John, Hampton Falls, 1769 239

Titcomb, John, Dover, 1771 473

Towle, Matthias, Epping, 1767 21

Treadwell, Jacob, Portsmouth, 1770 389

Trickey, Joshua, Newington, 1770 441

True, John, Seabrook, 1770 419

Tucker, Moses, New Ipswich, 1769 207

Twombly, Samuel, Rochester, 1769 337

 

Varney, Ezekiel, Dover, 1769 298

Otis, Somersworth, 1769 277

Stephen, Dover, 1771 474

 

 

 

LIST OF ESTATES xxix

 

Wallace, Henry, Falmouth, Me., 1769 328

William, Peterborough, 1767 30

Ward, John, Kensington, 1768 150

Watson, Dudley, Dover, 1770 385

Waugh, William, Windham, 1770 457

Weare, Meshech, Hampton Falls, 1769 291

Wedgewood, David, North Hampton, 1770 380

Wells, Thomas, Chester, 1768 203

Wentworth, Benning, Portsmouth, 1769 306

Weston, Daniel, Amherst, 1769 226

Weymouth, Shadrach, Durham, 1769 269

Wheeler, Benjamin, Jr., Salem, 1768 140

Joseph, Durham, 1769 288

Wheelwright, Jeremiah, Portsmouth, 1768 98

Whidden, John, Greenland, 1769 228

Samuel, Greenland, 1769 333

Whiting, Caleb, New Boston, 1770 394

Whittaker, Daniel, Atkinson, 1770 400

Whittemore, Aaron, Pembroke, 1768 132

Benjamin, Hudson, 1769 312

Wilkins, Daniel, Amherst, 1770 395

Mary, Amherst, 1769 313

Wilson, Benjamin, Falmouth, Me., 1769 299

Humphrey, Brentwood, 1769 210

Robert, Chester, 1768 141

Wingate, Moses, Portsmouth, 1768 197

Woodman, Hilton, South Hampton, 1768 115

Worthen, Ephraim, Concord, 1768 108

Wyman, Thomas, Pelham, 1768 150

 

Young, Thomas, Newmarket, 1767 1