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President of the Maine Genealogical Society. 

Maine Genealogical Society, 

Portland, Maine. 




I IKE its predecessor, the "Vital Statistics of Gorham, 

*— ' Me," the contents of this book were gleaned for and 

^ first appeared in the Historical and Genealogical columns of 

the Tortland Eveninfr Express, and to the publishers we 

acknowledge our obligation for the use of the printer's 


Our thanks are also due to the Rev. Mr. Perkins and other 
officers of the Parish for the use of ancient records and docu- 
ments, also to numerous friends for kind assistance. 

Appreciating the advantage of space for marginal notes, 
alternate pages are left blank. 

First Church in Falmouth. 


With this number commences the pub- 
lication of extracts from the records of 
the church in Falmouth, now the First 
Parish in Portland, organized March 8, 
1726-7, beginning- with the covenant in 
force until March 19, 1815, when it was 
discontinued, as will be seen by the ex- 
tract from the records of the meeting of 
that date. This will be followed with a 
list of the names of those who acknowl- 
edged the covenant and the date of their 
admission to the communion, when 
given, or in the order that the names 
appear upon the records. The baptisms 
will follow in alphabetical order, families 
by themselves, when known. It is cer- 
tain that there are errors and many 
omissions in the records of baptisms, and 
it is hoped that those interested in this 
column will note and send to the editor 
all corrections and additions possible. 

Under the date of August 30, 1727, Par- 
son Smith writes: "This day we first sat 
down to the table of the Lord as a 
church, about 30 communicants." And 
yet but ten names are affixed to the copy 
of the covenant on record. 

The entries between 1752 and 1756 have 
no dates. Under date of October, 1756, 
the record says: "A multitude omitted 
recording, the parents having other chil- 
dren baptized." 

December, 1756, he says: "Four chil- 
dren at a lecture at Lieut. Knight's, viz: 
Staples, Gowins, Wilson, Knights, and 
three at a lecture at Scarbbig, viz. Gr. 
Conants. Peabodys." 

"N. B. Many other children also were 
baptized the year past, but omitted to 
be recorded as the parents had other 
children baptized." 

Aug. 26, 1759, he says: "I have baptized 
in about 9 weeks past 48 children, 11 of 
which were at Wells, four at Marble- 
head, and the rest of parents in this 
Parish, who had their former children 
baptized and so needless to record 

Marginal note, probably made after 
many pages of the book were written. 
It is to be noted: That where there is 
a record thro, the following pages of the 
Baptism of any child— all the children 
of the same parents have been also 
Baptised— tho. now and then probably 
some may have been omitted in the 
Record— as also, where there is a record 
of either parents recognizing their Bap- 


The Chh. Covenant as consented to 
& signed by the several Bretheren, 
when the Chh. was gathered. 

We whose names are underwritten 
sensibly acknowledging our own un- 
vvorthiness to be in, & inability to keep 
covenant wth. God as we ought— Yet ap- 
prehending ourselves called of God to 
put ourselves in to a Relation of Chh. 
Communion & to seek the settlement of 
ye Ordinance of Christ according to 
Gospel publication among us (abjuring 
all confidence in ourselves & relying 
upon Free Grace for aid & assistance) 
Profess as follows — We Declare our 


serious belief of the Christian Religion 
as contained in the sacred scriptures & 
wth. such a View yr. of as ye Confession 
of Faith in our Chh. has exhibited, 
heartily resolving to conform our Lives 
wth. ye rules of that Holy Religion as 
long as we Live in ye world. 

We do accordingly professedly ac- 
knowledge ourselves Bound to the Fear 
& Service of the Only True God (Fath- 
er, Son & Holy Ghost) & Avouch him 
this day to be Our God, our Father, our 
Savior, our Sanctifier & Leader, & re- 
ceive him as our portion forever. We 
give up ourselves to the Blessed Jesus 
(who is the Ld. Jehovah ye High 
Priest Prophet & King of his Chh.) un- 
der whose conduct we submit ourselves 
& on whom alone we wait for Grace & 
Glory, & to whom we Declare ourselves 
bound In an everlasting Covenant never 
to be forgotten. 

We Declare & pretend, & wth. De- 
pendanee on his promised & powerful 
Grace, we engage to walk together as a 
Chh. of our Ld. Jesus Christ, In ye Faith 
& order of ye Gospel, so far as God hath 
or shall reveal the same unto us. And 
do accordingly solemnly Give up our- 
selves to one another, as Fellow Mem- 
bers of one body for mutual edification 
— & promise to submit ourselves to all 
ye Holy Administrations appointed by 
Him who is Head and Lawgiver of his 
Chh., dispensed according to ye rules of 
the Gospel, conscientiously attending 
the publick worship of God, the sacra- 
ments of the New Testament, The dis- 
cipline of his Kingdom & all his Holy 
Institutions in communion with one 
another, accepting «& embracing Coun- 
sels & Reproofs with all humbleness & 
thankfulness & watchfully avoiding all 
sinful stumbling blocks & contentions, 
as becomes a society whom (we hope) 
the Lord has bound up together in a 
Bundle of Life. 

We likewise acknowledge Our Off- 

spring to be Included wth. us in ye 
Gospel Cov't. & to stand in Gov't Rela- 
tion according to Gospel Rules, & Bless- 
ing God for such a Priveledge, do prom- 
ise as he shall enable us to bring them 
up in the Nurture and Admonition of 
the Lord. 

Furthermore — That we are under in- 
dispensable obligations at all times to 
be careful to procure the settlement & 
continuance of Chh. officers among 
us according to the appointment of 
Jesus Cht. ye chief Shepherd of his 
Flock for the perfecting of the Saints 
for the work of the Ministry, for the Edi- 
fying of the body of Cht. And that we 
are equally obliged to be careful and 
faithful for their maintenance, encour- 
agement & comfort, particularly to high- 
ly honor & love those yt may labor in 
word & Doctrine among us for ye works 
sake in the whole conscientiously dis- 
charging our Duty to them & ever car- 
rying it as becomes Saints. 

Finally we promise to preserve com- 
munion wit. ye Chh. of Cht. for giving «& 
receiving of mutual counsel & Assist- 
ance in all cases we shall judge it 
really needful. 

Now the Good Lord be mercyful to us 
& as He hath put it into our hearts thus 
to Devote our selves to him, let him Pity 
& Pardon our Failings & many Errors, 
humble us out of all vain Confidence & 
keep it for ever in the thoughts and im- 
aginations of our hearts to be faithful to 
him and to one another to his Praise & 
our eternal comfort. To whom be 
Glory for ever and ever Amen. 
Thos. Smith, 
Isaac Sawyer, 
Thomas Haskal, 
John Barber, 
Robert Means, 
Sam'l Moody, 
Sam'l Cob, 
John Armstrong, 
William Jeals, 
William Jameson. 



Of the ten signers of the covenent as 
recorded, four were dismissed in 1734, 
to form a church in Purpodoc, viz: 
John Armstrong, William Jameson, 
Robert Means, and Thomas Haskal. 

The following is the record of a meet- 
ing held March 19, 1815: 

"At a meeting held at my house — pres- 
ent Deacons Freeman and Storer, Pren- 
tiss Mellen, Cotton Brooks, Woodbury 
Storer, Jun., William Oxnard & John 
Owen, Unanimously Voted that what- 
ever may have been the practice in the 
earlier periods of this Church with re- 
spect to requiring specific acknowledge- 
ment of particular offences from persons 
wishing to become members, and prior 
to their admission, tlie above mentioned 
practice shall in future be discontinued. 

N. B. This matter had been under the 
consideration of the church for some 

Memorandum by Rev. Thomas Smith. 

Before the Ch was gathered & a min- 
ister settled the Rev. Mr. Fitch of Ports- 
mouth being occasionally with us bap- 
tised the following children: 

John, Benjamin, Samuel. Sarah and 
William, the children of Samuel and 
Sarah Procter. 

Thomas and William, children of 
Deborah Cummings. 

Benjamin and Elizabeth, children of 
James and Mary Douglass. 

John and Mary, children of James and 
Elizabeth Irish. 

Mary, daughter of Moses and Phebe 

Rebecca and Esther, children of John 
and Elizabeth Graves. 

Abigail, daughter of John and Lydia 

Ann, daughter of John and Mary Bar- 

William, son of James and Susanna 

Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Mehit- 
able Blackstone. 

Joshua, son of Zech. and Hannah 

Mary, daughter of Rich and Hannah 

Abigail, daughter of Jeremy and Ra- 
chel Rigs. 

Traphena, negro child belonging to 
Maj. Moodey and born in his house. 

At same time Lucretia Owen, an adult 
person, was baptised and two of her 
children, viz., John and Mary. 

Moses and Phebe G-oold, John and 
Lydia Trott, Sarah Proctor, Susannah 
Buxton, Hannah Pu-mmery, Mehitable 
Blackstone and Elizabeth Graves, all 
owned their baptismal covenant at that 

The Rev. Mr. White of Glocester being 
with us some time after baptised a child 
of Mr. J. Browne, named Elizabeth. 

The Rev. Mr. Eveleth likewise bap- 
tised two children viz., a son of J. and 
Lydia Trott, and a child of J. Cromwell 
named Elizabeth. 

FALMOUTH, MARCH 8th, 1726-7. 

This day the church was gathered in 
this place, and Thomas Smith ordained 
pastor. Present and assisting at the sol- 
emnity w^re pastors and delegates of 
the church at Wells, the church at York, 
the church at S. Berwick, and the 
church at Kittery. The Rev. Mr. Moody 
began with prayer; the Rev. Mr. Wise 
preached, and gave the R. H. of Fellow- 
ship, the Rev. Mr. Newmarch gave the 
charge, and the Rev. Mr. Rogers closed 
with prayer. 

The whole affair was carried on and 
finished much to the satisfaction and 
joy of every one concerned. Thanks to 
God we are the first church that ever 
was settled to the eastward of Wells; 
may the gates of hell be never able to 
prevail against us. Amen. 



Names of persons joined in the church 
in Falmouth, now the First Parish of 
Portland, Me. Abbreviations, b. baptis- 
ed, c. acknowledged the covenant, a. 
admitted to full communion, dls. dis- 


Bayley, Robert and wife Martha, c. 
May 7. 

Cobb, Samuel chosen deacon, July 10. 

Scales, Hannah, a. Aug. 13. 

Whalton, Mary, a. Aug. 13. 

Brackett, Abigail, a. Aug. 13. 

Barber, James, a. Aug. 13. 

Gustain, a. Aug. 13. 

Gustain, Isabel, a. Aug. 13. 

York, Mary, a. Aug. 13. 

Sawyer, a, Aug. 13. 

Rigs, Rachel, a, Aug. 13. 

Cobb, Abigail, a. Aug. 13. 

Haskal, Mary, a. Aug. 13. 

Barber, Mary, a. Aug. 13. 

Randal, Stephen, and Mary his wife, 
c. Sept. 24. 

Dunnavuen, Deborah, a. Oct. 3. 

Goold, Phebe, a. Oct. 3. 

Bailey, Martha, a. Oct. 3. 

Hall, Tabitha, a. Oct. 3. 

Ray, Mary, c. Oct. 15. 

Wright, Mary, c. Oct. 22. 

Oct. 22, The church voted, that those 
who have been guilty of public scandal 
and come to own their baptismal cove- 
nant: That their satisfying our pas- 
tor, his making public mention of their 
sorrow and repentance, be ordinarily 
accepted as sufficient without formal 
written confession. 

Gustain, Jane, a. Nov. 12. 

Sawyer, Mary, c. Nov. 26. 

Garalsy, Martha, c. Dec. 17. 

Doughty, Mary, a. Dec. 24. 


Bayley, John and Rachel, a. Jan. 22. 
Rigs, Jer., a. Jan. 28. 

Goold, Moses, a. Jan. 28. 

Hooper, Sarah, b. Feb. 27. 

Wcodbury, Joshua, a. March 9. 

Millet, John and Bathsheba, a. March 

Pride, Sarah, a. March 9. 

Whalton, Peter, a. March 24. 

Moody, Samuel and Mary, a. March 24. 

Mosely, Thomas and Submit, a. March 

Millet, Bethia, a. March 24. 

Gustain, David, c. April 28. 

Jordan, Dominicus, a. April 28. 

Cob, Jonathan., a. April 28. 

Thoms, Mary, a. May 5. 

Jordan, Nathaniel and Doritha, his 
wife, c. Nov. 19. 

Robinson, John and his wife, c. De- 


Jordan, Dorothy, a. March 9. 
York, Benjamin, a. March 23. 
Jackson, Daniel and Abigail, a. Mar.h 

Jordan, Sarah, a. March 23. 
Armstrong, Simon, c. April 20. 
Wyman, Bethia, c. July 6. 
Buxton, Susannah, a. Aug. 3. 
Wheeler, Henry and Sarah, a. Aug. 3. 
Phinney, John and Martha, Aug 3. 
Bayley, Joseph and Deborah, a. Aug. 3. 
Hodgkins, Sarah, Aug. 3. 
Frank, Rachel, Aug. 3. 
Smith, Sarah, Aug. 3. 
Ingersol, Mary, a. Sept. 14. 
Sept. 8, Henry Wheeler -and Benjimin 

Yoi'k chosen deacons. 
Clark, Mary, a. April 12. 
Sawyer, Mary, a. April 12. 
Cob. Hannah, a. April 12. 
Woorster, Timothy and wife, a. April 

Hall, Ebenezer and Hannah, his w f e, 

a. May. 
Stephens, Benjamin, a. September. 
Bayley, Robert, a. September. 
Cromwel, Caleb, b. September. 



Ingersol, Deborah, b. 
Soal, Hannah, a. Scales, dis. to ch. in N. 

Yarmouth, April 4. 
East. Mary, a. April 4. 
Marshal, Martha, aged about 75, b. and 

a. July 4. 
Ridout, Mary, c, July 4. 
Roberts, George and Katherine, c. July 

Winter, Isaac and Elizabeth his wife, 

c. Sept. 
White, Jerusha, a. Nov. 
Flint, Thomas, a. Dec. 
Cob, Chipman and Elizabeth his wife, 

a. Dec. 


Stephens, Benjamin, dis. to ch. in Dover 

March 28. 
Ray, Mary, a. Aug. 20. 
Roberts, Katherine, a. Aug. 20. 
Hodgden, Jeremy and Mary, a. Aug. 20. 
Skillen, Samuel and Rebecca, c. Aug. 20. 
Crocket, Richard and Mary, c. Aug. 20. 
Westcot, William and Dorcas, c. Aug. 20. 
Kate, a mulatto woman, b. Sept. 17. 

Jennison, Martyn, c. Feb. 14. 
Jordan, Rachel, c. Feb. 14. 
Cromwel, Joshua, b. Feb. 26. 
Wooston, William, c. Feb. 25. 
Larraby, Deborah, a. Feb. 25. 
Cox, Elizabeth, a. Feb. 25. 
Woodard, Ebenezer, a. June 10. Dis. to 

the ch. in Dorchester same year. 
Staples, Elizabeth, c. 
Pope, Ann, c. 
Cob, Ebenezer, a. 
Sawyer, Isaac and Sarah his wife, c. 

Hall, Elizabeth, c. 
Chapman, John, c. 
Ridout. Mary. a. 
Jones, Nathaniel, a. 
Mosier, Daniel and Jane his wife, c. 
Westcoat, William and Dorcas, his wife, 


Thorndike, Robert, dis. to form the ch. 

in Purpodoc. 
Ingram, Mary, c. 


Bracket, Anthony and Sarah his wife, 

Sawyer, Edward, a. 

York, Benjamin and Hannah, c. 

Pearson, Moses and Sarah his wife, a. 
fi'om the ch. at Newbery. 

White, Jerusha, dis. to the ch. in Pur- 

Libby, Abiel, b. 


Proctor, Sarah, a. April 11. 

Bracket, Sarah, a. April 11. 

Phips, Elizabeth, a. April 11. 

Owens, Margaret, a. April 11. 

Clark, Mary, April 11. 

Noice, Nathan and Mary his wife, a. 
May 30. 

French, James, a. May 30. 

Wooster, James, a. May 30. 

Bryant, Sarah, a. May 30. 

Cob, Hope, a. May 30. 

Pennil, Rachel, a. May 30. 

June 16; on a day of fasting and pray- 
er, the church solemnly renewed their 
covenant, at which solemnity, were 
present all the church except three male 
comunists; and a very few women were 

N. B. This solemn transaction was 
agreed to by the church, upon occasion 
of the terrible distemper that has been 
and is still prevailing in the land, which 
has swept away such multitudes of the 
children and younger people, and which 
since it has come into the houses of this 
town has been greatly mortal. 

Berry, Elisabeth, a. July 23. 

Irish, Elizabeth, a. July 23. 

Bradbery, Elizabeth, a. July 23. 

Donnam, Elisha and Mary, a. July 23. 

Bowman, Edmund, a. 

Cotton, William and his wife, a. 

Jones, Mary, a. 



Snow, Mai-y. a- 

Emerson, Joseph, a. from the ch. in 

Hale, Eliphalet. a. Nov. 7. 

Oliver, Sarah, b. Dec. 19. 

Pride, Joseph, a. Nov. 7. 

Poo'., Thomas, b. 

Babb, James and Hannah, c. 

Doughty, Thomas, c. 

Barber, Hugh, c. 

Cob, Mary. a. 

Morse, Jonathan, a, from the ch. in 

Winslow, Mai'garet, c. 

Sawyer, Abraham, c. 

Simmons, Moses, b. 

Moodey, Tabitha, c. 

Bucknam, William c. 

York, Joana, c. 

Tucksberry. Elizabeth, a. 

Stephens, Elizabeth, a. 

Wheeler, Ruth, a. 

Sawyer, Thomas and Mehitable his 
wife, c. 

Winslow, Margaret, a. 

Foss, Sarah, c. 

Foster, Ephraim and Mary his wife, c. 

oLwel, Abner, c. 

Lowel, Lidia, b. 

Purrington, Sarah, b. 

Tarrant, James, a. 

Thoms, Thomas and Elizabeth, a. 

Dimock, Mary, a. 

Chewt, Thomas and Mary and 
Abigail their daughter a. from the ch. 
in Marblehead. 

Noice, Josiah and Mary his wife. c. 
17 19. 

Jones, Stephen, a. 

Merrel. James and Hanah his wife, c. 

Baker, Elisha, b. 

Wilson, Ann, a. 

Isley, Isaac and Abigail his wife, a. 

Merril, James and his wife, a. 

Blake, Susannah, a. 

Barber, Mary wife of Hugh, c. 

Baker, Sarah wife of Elisha, c. 

Watson, Eliphalet, a. 

Tarrant, Abigail, a. 

Jones, Mary, a. 

Cox, Dorcas, a. 

Calley, John and Rebecca his wife, c. 

Knights, Moses and Hannah his wife, 

Motley, John and Mary his wife, c. 

Weeks, Joshua, a. from the ch. in 


Crocker, Samuel and Sarah, his wife, 


Pomroy, Ebenezer and Hannah, a. 

Bosworth, Mary, a. 

Wheeler, Simon and Dorathy, his 
wife, a. Aug. 3. 

Foss, Sarah, a. 
Merril, James and Hannah, his wife, a. 

Jackson, Francis and Mary, his wife, 


Huston, George and Ann, his wife, c. 

Simmons, Anna, c. 

Willson, Gowing, c. 

Hicks, Lemuel and Hannah, his wife, 


Hunnywel, Zerubbabel and Hannah, 
his wife, c. 

Skillen, Benjamin and Mary, his wife, 

Ilsley, Prudence and Knights, a. 


Noice, Hannah, a. 

Wooster, Patience, c. 

Quimby, Joseph and Mary, his wife, 

Thoms, John and Mary, his wife, c. 
Winslow, Job, a. 
Patrick, David and his wife, c. 

Williams, Hannah, undertook for the 
religious education of a child which was 
born in her house and which was 
baptised Samuel. 

Cox, John and Sarah, his wife, c. 

Baker, John, and Susanna, his wife, c. 



Field, Mai-y, b. 
Willson, Martha, c. 


Goodwin, Arthur, a., April 11. 
Swetser, Benjamin, a., April 11. 
Bracket, Joshua, a., April 11. 
Cloutman, Edward, a., April 11. 
Grafton, Samuel and Lidia, a., April 

Gookins, Simon, a., April 11. 
Rigs, Wheeler, a., April 11. 
French, Mary, a., April 11. 
Barbour, Mary, a., April 11. 
Chewt, Rebecca, a., some time before. 
Cob, Samuel and Thankful, a., some 
time before. 
Doughty, James, an aged man, b. 
Fennel, Clement and Ruth, his wife, 
c, May 30. 

Merril, John and Ann, his wife, a.. 
May 30. 

Merril, Humphrey and Betty, his 
wife, a.. May 30. 

Merril, Israel, a.. May 30. 

Merril, Richard, a.. May 30. 

Knights, TVilliam, a., May 30. 

Clough, Moses and Rebecca, his wife, 
May 30. 

Proctor, Benjamin, a.. May 30. 

Rigs, Joseph, a.. May 30. 

Cob, James, a. May 30. 

Cob, Peter, a.. May 30. 

Merril, Priscilla, a.. May 30. 

Pearson, Elizabeth, a., May 30. 

Cox, Elizabeth, a.. May 30. 

Poland, Hannah, a. 

Cob, Mary, a. 

York, Sarah, a. 

Mackcullison, Elizabeth, b. 

Torry, David, c. 

Stephens, Benjamin and Elizabeth, 
his wife, c. 

Baker, John, a., Aug. 29. 

Lock, Nathaniel, a., Aug. 29. 

Knights, Nathaniel and Priscilla, a., 
Aug. 29. 

Fennel, Clement and Ruth, a., Aug. 

Willson, Martha, a., Aug. 29. 

Hunt, Martha, a., Aug. 29. 

Aires, Mary, a., Aug. 29. 

Graves, Esther, a., Aug. 29. 

Elder, Jane, a., Aug. 29. 

Williams, Hannah, a., Aug. 29. 

Lock, Mary, a., Aug. 29. 

Gorham, Mar5% a. 

Ross. Ann, a. 

Kenny, John and Elizabeth his wife, 

Ilsley, Joshua, a. 

Moody, Tabitha, a. 

Davie, Mary, (formerly Whalton) dis. 
to ch. in N. Yarmouth. 


Thoms, Thomas and his wife, c. 

Watson, Elizabeth, a. 

Young, Else, b. and a. 

Frost, Charles, a. from the ch. in 

French, John, a. 

Lowel, Lidia, a. 

Chewt, Thomas and Mary his wife, 
and dau. Abigail, dis. to ch. in New 

Haskal, Thomas, dis. to same ch. 

Pote, Gamalial and Mary, his wife, c. 

Coffin, Patience, dis. to ch. in New- 

Hale, Dr., dis. to Mr. Lowel's ch. 


Hunt, Ichabod and Susannah his wife, 

Baptised four children one Lords Day 
and the next Sabbath seven more and 
several others about the same time, all 
of which having parents living among 
us and who had cMldren before bap- 
tised are set down already in these 
records — their particular names are 

Lowel, Amy, c. 

Pitman, William and Abigail his wife, 

Morse, Anthony and Hannah his wife, 



Morse, Mary, a. 
Allen, Rebecca, a. 
Noice, Joisiah and Mary his wife, a. 
Tracy, Jonathan, a. 
Weeks, Elizabeth, a. 
Cox, Ester, a. 
Hodg-kins, Mary, a. 
Tracy, Abig^all, a. 
Hunniwel, Hannah, a. 
Jones, Lucy, a. 
Grant, Katherina, a. 
Nov. 9, proceeded to make a choice of 
two new deacons, Samuel Moody and 
William Cotton chosen. 
Bracket, Abraham and Joanna his 
wife, c. 

Mayhew, Ebenezer and Apphia his 
wife, a. 
Wood, Hannah, c. 

Bayley, Robert and Martha dis. to ch. 
in N. Yarmouth. 

Coffee, a negro man servant to Mr. 
Bucknam, a. 

Jones, Anna, a. 

Merril, Joseph and Abigail his wife, 

Hunnyford, Thomas and Maiga;et his 
wife, c. 
Dabney, Robert, a. 

Noice, Nathaniel and his wife, a. from 
the ch. in Newberry. 

Knight, Henry and his wife, a. from 
the same. 

Tompson, Joseph and his wife, a. from 
the same. 
Knights, Anthony and his wife, c. 

Barber, Anna, c. 
Doughty, Sarah, c. 
Nason, Ephraim, b. 
Knights, Georg'e and his wife, a. from 
the ch. in Newberry. 
Chapman, Edward, a young man, b. 
Godfrey, Benjamin and Olive his wife. 


Bracket, Thomas and Mary his wife, 

Starboard, John and Hannah his wife, 

Pote, Jeremiah and Elizabeth his wife, 

Kaine, Joseph and Jane his wife, c. 

Lambert, Jonathan, a. Aug. 14. 

Nason, Abig'ail, a. Aug. 14. 

Goodwin, Joseph and Hannah his 
wife, c. 

Wait, Benjamin and Abigail his wife, 

Nason, Abigail Jr. b. 
Swetser, William and Elizabeth his 
wife, c. 
Bayley, Mercy, a. 
Small, Elizabeth and Eleanor, b. 
Nason, Sarah, b. 
Bangs, Joshua and Sarah, c. 
Stickney, David and Mary his wife, a: 
Jackson, Sarah, a. 
Merril, Jane, a. 

Bracket, Mary wife of Thomas, a. 
Mussey, Benjamin and Abigail, c. 
Gilkey, James and Martha his wife, c. 
Bowley, Oliver, c. 
True, Jacob and Ann, c. 
Williams, George and Hannah, c. 
Irish, John and Sarah, c. 
Wise, Joseph, c. 



Mumforth, Mary and Ester, a. March 

Bowley, Anna, a. March 11. 
Wooster, Beulah, a. March 11. 
Tukey, John and Abigail his wife, c. 
Woodman, David and Mary his wife. 

Reed, William, c. 
Bayley, Jane, c. 

Hodgkins, Samuel and Thankful his 
wife, c. 
Anderson, John, c. 
Bayley, John Jr., c. 

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Sermon by Parson Smith. 



Richards. Humphrey and Mary, c. 
Jones, Mary Jr., c. 
Weeks, Sarah, a. 

Pain, Jonathan and Mercy his wife, a. 
from the eh. at Eastham. 


March 12, the church met and made 
choice of James Milk and Samuel Cob 
Jr., to be deacons. 

Martha Phinney and Elizabeth Wat- 
son dis. to the ch. in Gorhamtown. 

Merril, Edmund c. 

Bangs. Sarah, a. 

Bangs, Mehitable, a. from the ch. in 

John Miller and Mrs. Cobham admit- 
ted to occasional communion. 

Hutchins, Mary, a. 

Freeman, Mary, a. 

Temple, Richard, a. 

Bangs, Mehitable, Jr., a. 

Cromwel, Sarah, a. 


Hicks, Joseph and Kerenhapuck his 
wife, c. 

Totman, Henry and Hannah his wife, 

Harden, Seth and Elizabeth his wife, 

Haskal, Solomon, c. 

Cox, Joseph and Mary his wife, c. 

Cox, James, c. 

The following named persons ac- 
knowledged their baptismal covenant 
during the years 1753, 1754 and 1755. 

Cates, Samuel and Ruth, c. 

Procter, William and Charity, c. 

Atwood, Samuel and Mary, c. 

Weeks, Lemuel and Margaret, c. 

Ingersol, Joseph and Elizabeth, c. 

Chick, Nathan, c. 

Small, David and Sarah, c. 

Temple, Elizabeth, c. 

Clifford, Elizabeth, c. 

Cob, Sarah, c. 

Moodey, Ann, c. 

Owen, John Jr. and Annar hi.s wife, 
Isley, Isaac and Mary his wife, c. 
Noice, Samuel and Mary his wife, c. 
Blacks tone Jr. and wife, c. 
Adams, Susannah, c. 
Pride, Joseph and Hannah his wif^^ 


Bennett, William and Priscilla, c. 

Green. Sarah, c. 

Macklalland, Elizabeth and Mary, c. 

Doughty, Elizabeth, c. 

Merril, John Jr. and Bertha, c. 

Willson, Joseph and Mary, c. 

Frank, Thomas and Ann, c. 

Merrill, Benjamin and Sarah, c. 

Rigs, Jeremiah and Anna, c. 

Woodman, Stephen and Ester, c. 

Forbush, Eliz-abeth, c. 

Knights, Samuel and Mary, c. 

Noice, Peter and Hannah, c. 

Pettingale, Benjamin and Abiga 1 h:s 
wife, c. 

Flood, James and Abigail his w fe, c. 

Johnston, George and Mary his w fe, 

Web, John and Elizabeth, c. 

Mumford, Edmund and Hann-ah, c. 

Knights, Benjamin and Elizabeth, c. 

Cob, Andrew, c. 

Merril, James Jr. and his wife, c. 

Sawyer, Zechariah and Sarah, c. 

Knights, George and Es'.er his wife, c. 

Cambphall, William and Rachel his 
wife, e. 

Pomeroi, Richard Jr. and Hannah his 
wife, c. 

Robinson, Samuel, c. 

Walker, George and El zabeth 1 is 
wife, c. 

Johnson, James and Hannah his wife. 


Bradberry, Samuel and Abigail i is 
wife, c. 
Staples, Samuel Jr., c. 
Harper, William and Mary, c. 
Skillen, Isaac and Mary, c. 
Lowel, Stephen and Agnes, c. 
Morse, Jonathan and Experience, c. 



Handerson, Barbara, c. 

Admitted to full communinn dur ng 
the years 1753, 1754 and 1755. 

Bracket, Abigail, a. 

Cob, Sarah, a. 

Swetser, Elizabeth, a. 

Haskel, Benjamin and Abigail, a. 

Goodwin, Hannah, a. 

Wait, Abigail, a. 

Davis, Roland and Judith his wife a 

Beveridge, John, a. 

Johnson, John and wife. a. 

Wyman, James and Beih a. a. 

Hunt, Susannah, a. 

Cob, Abigail, a. 

Titcomb, Benjamin, from the ch. in 

Wats, Margaret, a. 

Blake, John, a. 

Haskel. Solomon and Mary. a. 

Quinby, Mary, a. 

Cob, Nathan, a. 

Thrasher, Jonathan and Hannah h s 
wife, a. 

Noice, Peter, a . 

Oliver, Sarah, a. 

Cox, Sarah and Hannah a. 

Jones, Elizabeth, a. 

Hall, Mary, a . 

Blake, Dorothy, a. 

Cox, James, a. 


Green, Hannah, b. 

Springer, Judith, b. 

Pach, Rebecca, b. 

Staples, Sybbel, b. 

Phillis, a negro servant belonging to 
Mrs. Frost, b. 

Rose, a negro servant belonging to 
Moses Pearson Esq.,b. 

Under the dates of 1755 to 1759 the fol- 
lowing are named without remarks, 
they were evidently adults and proba- 
blj' had children baptised. 

Young, Moses. 


Ingersol, Joseph. 

Cob, Chipman. 

Bayley, Jon. Jr. 

Merril, James. 

Cob, Samuel, Jr. 

Haskal, Solomon. 

Thorndyk, , of Purpudoc. 

Pumeroi, Richard, of N. Casko. 

Huston. George. 

Bracket, Joshua Jr. 

Web, John. 

Morse, Jonathan. 

Pitman, William. 

Jones, Ezekiel, May 14, 1758. 

Woodberry May 14, 1758. 

Quimby, May 14, 1758. 


Tobin, Deliverance, c. 

Stephens, Benjamin and Elizabeth, c. 

Pottenger, Arthur and Kezia, c. 

Knights, William and Hannah, c. 

McLall'and, James and Abigail, c. 

Goodwin, John and Mary, c. 

Knights, Henry Jr., and Mehitable, c. 

Hilton, Ebenezer and Ann, c. 

Thoms, Thomas and Abigail, c. 

Jones, Ezekiel and Elizabeth, c. 

Ilsley, Enoch, c. 

Between Dec. 1757 and Sept 1763 the 
church voted to admit to occasional 
communion, Dulmidge and his wife. 
Grows and his wife & MackDoual and 
his wife. 

1758. _ 

Whitten, Mary, c. 

Morse, Eliphalet and M-artha, c. 

Pride, William and Phebe, c. 

McLelland, Joseph and Mary, c. 

Pote, Sarah, c. 

Noice, David and Sarah his wife, c. 

Pote, Sarah, June 3. 

Starboard, Elizabeth, c. Aug. 29. 

Codman, Richard and Anna his wife, 

Knight, Mark and Margaret his wife, 

Brazier, Zach. Harrison and Sarah his 
wife, c. 

Wait, Stephen and Abigail, c. 



Haskel, John and Abigail, c. 
Graves, Joseph and Jenny, c. 

July 2, 1764 The church had a Meet- 
ing relative to a Colleague Pastor 
among us & Unanimously made Choise 
of Mr. Samuel Dean. 

July 17th. The Parish by a great Ma- 
jority, Concurred with the Church. 

Falmouth, July 17th, 1764. 

On the second Inst, the Brethren of 
the first Church in this Town met, and 
unanimously made Choise of you to be 
a Collegue Pastor with the Revd Thom- 
as Smith, Pursuant to which the first 
Parish, at a Meeting legally called con- 
curred with the Church's Choice afore- 
said by a great Majority altho' the 
People lately voted off for a fourth Par- 
ish at Stroudwater, and those who sub- 
scribed for a New Meeting House on the 
Neck, were present, the said first Parish 
have also voted one hundred and thirty 
three Pounds six Shillings and eight 
Pence lawfull money for your salary 
during your Ministry among us, as you 
will see by ye several Votes Inclosed; 
And the said Parish have made Choice 
of us the suibscribers to acquaint you of 
their Proceedings, and to receive your 
answer, and we cant but observe the 
hand of Providence in Groverning and 
conducting in this affair, we hope the 
same good Providence will Dispose you 
to give us a favora.ble Answer in the 

We are. Sir, in Behalf of the first 
Parish in Falmouth, 

Your humble Servts. 
Enoch Freeman, 
Jedidiah Preble. 
Moses Pearson, 
Steph'n Longfellow, 
James Gooding. 

Mr. Samuel Dean, 
at the College 
in Cambridge. 

Sept. 1764, Mr. Dean read his Answer 
in Publick, (being Lords day) to the Ch. 
& Parish in the Affirmative. 

Barbour, John and Susannah, c. Nov. 


Thomes, William and Sarah, c. Nov. 



April 8, 1765. Voted, nemine contra 
dicente, to dismiss from our communion, 
in order to ye imbodying into a fourth 
Chh. in Falmouth, Messrs. John John- 
son, Nathaniel Knight, Joseph Riggs, 
John Bayley, Solomon Haskel, Clement 
Pennell, Benjamin Haskell, Jeremiah 
Riggs, Henry Knight, James Merrill, 
Anthony Mors, and yt such of ye wives 
as are of our communion be also dis- 
missed for the same purpose. 

Gooding, Capt. James, a. Feb. 3. 

Ross, Alexander, Esq., a. May 5. 

Blake, Jasper, •?. May 5. 

Cox, Mary, a. May 5. 

Hodgkins, Thankful, a. May 5. 

Coffin, Sarah, a. June 16. 

Owen, Wm. and Mary, a. Sept. 29. 
Gookin, Sarah, a., from the ch. in Wind- 
ham, Oct. 1765. 

Kelly, Eliz., c. Jan. 20. 

Ficket, Jonathan and Eliz., c. Jan 27. 

Wheeler, Henry, c. Jan 14. 

Minot, Jemima, c. Feb. 3. 

Storer, Joseph and Joanna, c. Feb. 17. 

Noyes, Josiah -and Eunice, c. Mar. 3. 

Bradbury, Theo. and Hannah, c. July 

Knight, John and Sarah, c. July 7. 

Coverly, Mary, c. Aug. 11. 

Pearson, Wm. and Mari-a, c. Aug. 11. 

Cox, Josiah and Sarah, c. Aug 11. 

Green, Samuel, c. & b. Sept. 1. 

Berry, Obad. and Lucy, -c. Oct. 20. 

Freeman, Reuben and Katherine, c. 
Oct. 17. 

Ilsley, Jonathan and Dorcas, c. Nov. 3. 
Lowell, Abner and Mercy, c. Nov. 24. 
McDugal, Richard and Mary, c. Dec. 8. 



Henshaw, Joshua and Sarah, c. Dec. 


Cobb, Jedidiah and Reliance, c. Dec. 


March 23, 1766. Edmund Merrill and 
his wife dis. to the 2d ch. in Falmouth. 
At the same time, Susannah, wife of 
Andrew Gibb, to the ch. at Stroud water. 

McLalland, Mary, a. July 13. 

Cobb, Benj. and Mary, a. July 13. 

Dean, Eunice, a. July 27. 

Riggs, Cornelius, a. July 27. 

Knight, Anna, a. Oct. 19. 

Clough, Reuben and Meriam, c. Feb. 9. 

Bayley, John and Mary, c. Feb. 9. 

Thomas, Hannah, c. April 27. 

Plummer, Moses and Esther, c. May 

Rand, Benjamin and wife, c. June 22. 

Tmonies, Benjamin and Sarah, c. July 

Dearing, Nathaniel, c. Aug. 24. 

Mitchel, Dominicus and Anna, c. 
Sept. 7. 

Rand, John and Jerusha, c. Sept. 14. 

Gooding, Mary, c. Sept. 14. 

Gennis, Jemima, c. Sept. 14. 

Berry, Abigail, c. Sept. 21. 

Sutherland, Margaret, c. Sept. 21. 

Graves, Crispus and Su., c. Oct. 19. 

Whitney, Priscilla, c. Oct. 26. 

Flett, Marg't., c. Dec. 14. 

Weeks. Rebecca, a. March 1. 

Pike, Timothy and Hannah, a. May 3. 

Martin, Esther, a. May 3. 

Thorns, Abigail, a. May 3. 

Atkins, Sarah, a. June 4. 

Plummer, Esther, a. June 14. 

Freeman, Joshua and Lois, a. July 19. 

Berry, Jeremiah and Joanna, a. July 

StOA^er, Thankful, a. July 26. 

Gooding, Mary, a. July 26. 

Stickney, Esther, a. Aug. 2. 

Thoms, Patience, a. Aug. 23. 

Hoit, Bethiah, a. Oct. 13. 


Teal, John, a. Oct. 18. 

Smith, John, a. Oct. 18. 

Burnell, John and Lydia, c. Jan. 11. 

Berry, Josiah and Thankful, c. Feb. 

Weeks, William, c. March 11. 

MoLalland, Mary, c. April 19. 

Challice, Joseph and Jerusha, c. May 


Barten, James and Dydia, c. May 31. 

Sawyer, Jonathan and Mai-y, c. July 

Sawyer, Obadiah and Anna, c. Aug. 30. 

Swett, Joseph and Mehitable, c. Sept. 

Stephens, Joshua and Susanna, c. 
Oct. 4. 

Smith, Samuel and Nabby, c. Dec. 13. 

Ham, Shadrack and Martha, c. Dec. 


Mayo, Apphia, a. Feb. 14. 

Ilsley, Mary a. March 27. 

Sweetser, Jane, a. May 8. 

Bassey, Elizaibeth, a. May 29. 

Rolfe, John and Joanna, July 31. 

Thoms, Sarah a. July 31. 

Rand, Abigail, a. Aug. 21. 

Gookin, Samuel, a. Oct. 23. 

Paine, Jonathan and Dorcas, c. March 

Tuckfield, Mary c. April 17. 

Sawyer, Thomas and Eunice, c. May 

Bradish, David and Abia, c. June 5. 

Dearing, John and Eunice, c. June 10. 

Lovet, Mary, c. July 31. 

Whittum, Eleazer and Martha, c. Aug. 

Polin, Samuel and Betty, c. Oct. 2. 

Ross, Edward and Margaret, c. Dec. 


Moody, Joshua, a. May 7. 

Gates, Joshua, a. June 18. 

Thoms, Sarah, a. June 18. 

Noyes, Moses, a. Sept. 10. 

Morse, Martha, a. Dec. 10. 

Wheeler, Mary, c. Feb. 12. 


Carr, MartJha, c. Feb. 26. 

Howell, Arthur and Jerusha, c. April 

Duggins, Lois, c. July 3. 

Lowell, Joshua and Sarah, c. Aug. 20. 

Baker, Elizabeth, c. Oct. 1. 

Flora, servt. of Ed. Watts, c. Oct. 1. 

Veasie, John and Rachel, c. Oct. 8. 

Thrasher, Susanna, c. Nov. 19. 

Hilton, Jane, c. Nov. 12. 

Rollens, Bethiah, c. Dec. 10. 

Noyes, Timothy and Sarah, c. Dec. 10. 

March 24, 1769. At a meeting called 
for that purpose Nathaniel Green 
Moody, and Benjamin Titcombe, were 
chosen into the office of Deacons, in the 
room of M'illia.m Cotton, deceased and 
Samuel Co'b, removed. 

Moody, Nathaniel Green, a. from the 
ch. in Attle'boro, Sept. 24, 1769. 


Baker, Lydia, a. April 15. 

Jonets, Elizabeth, a. May 6. 

Codman, Sarah, a. Aug. 12. 

Codman, Richard, a. Sept. 9. 

Thomas, Peter and Happy, c. March 

Carter, Caleb and Elizabeth, c. April 

James, Elizabeth, c. April 22. 

Hatch, Mary, c. and b. July 1. 

Coffin, Eleanor, c. July 22. 

Polin, James and Mary, c. Dec. 16. 


Cobb, Anna, a. June 23. 

Browne, William and Rebecca, c. 
March 10. 

Toby, Mary, c. April 21. 

Brackett, James and Mehitable, c. 
Oct. 6. 

Stephens, Isaac Sawyer and Sar'ah, c. 
Oct. 27. 

Kenny, Sarah, c. Dec. 29. 

Nichols, John, a. Mar. 1. 

Knight, Esther, a. April 26. 

Holt, Mary, a. May 3. 

Hutchinson, Jane, a. May 24. 

Jones, Elizabeth, a. Aug. 2. 

Harper, Elizabeth, a. Aug. 30. 

Cole Abigail, a. Nov. 8. 

Stirrat, Nancy, a. Nov. 29. 

Stephenson, Tabitha, c. Feb. 9. 

Stephens, Abraham and Susanna, c. 
Feb. 16. 

Nichols, Lucy, c. Mar. 1. 

Hodgdon, Susanna, c. and b. Mar. 8. 

Holl-and, Elizabeth, c. Mar. 15. 

Symonds, Lucretia, c. Mar. 22. 

Knight, Mdlly, c. Mar. 22. 

Newman, Bethiah, c. May 3. 

Sitoddart, David and Martha, c. May 

Thrasher, Abigail, c. & b. Aug. 16. 

Bayley, Daniel and Sarah, c. Sept. 27. 

Sawyer, John and Letice, c. Oct. 25. 

Bryant, Jonathan and Elizabeth, c. 
Nov. 15. 

Sawyer, Benj. and Meriam, c. Nov. 

Merrill, Nathan, c. Nov. 29. 

Brackett, Marston and Molly, c. Dec. 

McCormick, Elizabeth, c. Dec. 6. 

Eastman, Susanna, a. March 28. 

Quin-by, Reibecca, a. March 28. 

Bradbury, Roland, a. June 20. 

Freeman, Samuel, a. Sept. 5. 

Owen, James and Lois, c. Feb. 7. 

Baldridge, Mary c. Feb. 14. 

Burnes, George and Elizabeth, c. F'eb. 


Hinkley, Martha, c. May 9. 

Sloane, John and Hannah, c. July 4. 

Hinkley, Seth, c. July 25. 

Marvell, Daniel and Anne, c. Aug. 29. 

Hicks, Joseph and Eunice, c. Oct. 24. 

Freeman, SaraJi, a. Mar. 20. 
Godson, Elizabeth, a. June 12. 
Shaw, Josiah, a. June 31. 
Shaw, Rebecca, a. Sept. 11. 
Bradbury, Lydia, a. Nov. 13. 
Paxker, Hannah, c. Jan. 23. 



Marwiok, Hug-hey and Mary, c. Jan. Bayley, Hudson und Sarah, c. July 




Bayley, James and Sarah, c. Feb. 20. 
Knight, Samuel and Rebecca, c. April 

Fraser, Anne, c. April 10. 
Hubbard, Rebecca, c. April 10. 
Oammet, Dudley, c. May 15. 
Moree, Stephen and Abigail, c. June 

Anderson, John and Mary, c. July 24. 
Stephens, Asa, c. Aug 21. 
Tobey, Tabitha, c. Aug. 21. 
Ch'adwick, Mary, c. Oct. 30. 
Lunt, Moses and Sarah, c. Oct. 30. 
McLallen, Jenny, c. Dec. 18. 


Hall, David, a. Mar. 9. 

Parker, Hannah, a. Mar. 19. 

Jones, Eunice and Anne. a. M*ar. 19. 

Child, Mary, a. April 2. 

Smith, Lucy, a. June 11. 

Noyes, David and Elizabeth, a. Oct. 

Ilisley, Mary, a. Oct. 15. 

Tompson, Dorcas, c. Jan. 15. 

Polin, Benjamin and S-arah, c. Jan. 

Dole, John, c. Mar. 12. 

Tobey, Samuel and Nabby, c. April 

Gooding, Samuel and Martha, c. 
April 16. 

York, Joseph and Abigail, c. June 11. 

Wiswall, Elizabeth, e. June 11. 

Berry, William and Joanna, c. June 

Chamberlain, Aaron and Elizabeth, 
c. July 16. 

Hodgkins, Samuel and Molly, c. Oct. 

Lunt, Michael and Sarah, c. Oct. 29. 

Ingraham, Joseph and Abigail, c. 
Nov. 29. 


Morris, Katherine, a. Jan. 15. 
Riggs, Abigail, c. Feb. 4. 

Warren. Thankful, c. Oct. 20. 

Ilsley, Mary, a. March 9. 

Connor, Mary, a. April 6. 

Ilsley, Dorcas, a. July 13. 

Hossack, Charles and Elizabeth, c. 
Jan. 7. 

Hoit, John Millett and Abigail, c. Feb. 

Adams, Peggy, c. March 23. 

Polin, Elizabeth, a May 4. 

Bradbury, Mary, c. May 4. 

Lewis. Elizabeth, c. May 11. 

Haynes, Matthias and Molly, c. July 6. 

Stone, Mercy, c. Aug. 10. 

Gooding. Richard and Dorcas, c. Aug. 

Lisk, Hannah, c. Nov. 2. 

Gooding. Hannah, a. March 29. 

Baker, Abigail, a. May 10. 

Mussey, Sarah, a. May 10. 

Browne, Elizabeth, a. June 7. 

Clough Sarah, a. June 21. 

Moody, Anna, a. Sept. 3. 

Thrasher, Judith, c. July 12. 

Cobby, John and Abigail, c. Sept. 4. 

Fox, Sarah, c. Sept. 27. 

Green, Sarah, c. Oct. 

Jenkes, Elizabeth, a. July 4. 

McLallen. .Tane, c. Jan. 31. 

Williams, Betty, c. May 6. 

Pointer, Lydia, c. May 16. 

Ross, David and Amy, c. June 6. 

Riggs, Rachel, c. Nov. 7. 

Berry, Lucy, a. July 16. 

Caswell, Elizabeth, c. Sept. 24. 

Pennel, Mathew and Anna, c. Nov. 



Aug. 19, 1781, David Noyes and his 
wife, and Benjamin Cobb and his wife 
were dis. to the ch. in Windham. At 

FI15ST Cin-liCll IN FAI.Mor'riI. 


Ihp samo time. Prkscilla MPrrill, to the 
ch. at New Boston. 

Noyes, Elizabeth, a. Auff. 19. 

Storer, Woodbury, a. Sept. 30. 

Woodman, Mary, a. Sept. 30. 

Tukey, Stephen and Hannah, c. Feb. 

Wi.swall, Polly, c. April 22. 

Low, Benajiah and Elizabeth, c. May 6. 

Dinsdale, Henry and Polly, c. May 13. 

Weeks, Lemuel and Sarah, c. Dec. 30. 

Sept. 8, The church made cboioe of 
Richard Codman, and Samuel Freeman, 
as Deacons, in room of Deacon Milk, de- 
ceased and Deaooin Moody removed. 

Storer, Anne, a. April 7. 

Titcomb, Eunice, a. Oct. 23. 

Wilson, Hannah, c. April 28. 

Conant, Anne, c. and b. June 16. 

W'iswall, Jane, c. Oct. 6. 

Tucker, Dorcas, c. Mar. 20. 

Elwell, Theodosiia, c. Sept. 

Noyes, Moses and his wife, dis. Oct. 
to ch. in Gorham. 


Gooding, OUve, a. April 28. 

Wheeler, Mary, a. May 9. 

Chandler, Esther, a. Aug. 1. 

McDallen, Abigail, c. May 6. 

Starbird, Bbenezer and Margaret, c. 
June 27. 

Nowell, Zechariah, c. June 27. 

Thorns, Polly and Sally, c. July 18. 

Wood, Lydia, c. Aug. 15. 

Cobb, Nabby, c. Sept. 26. 

Portsmouth, negro, c. Sept. 26. 

Cammet, Mary, c. Oct. 30. 

Knight, Molly, a. Feb, 27. 

Veasie, Elizabeth, a. July 3. 

Hatch, Elizabeth, a. July 3. 
Brazier, Mercy, a. Oct. 2. 

Tucker, Abigail, a. Oct. 2. 
Barbour, Elizabeth, a. Oct. 2. 
Stoddart, Martha, a. Oct. 2. 
Weeks, Lois and Sarah, a. Oct. 13. 

Tucker, Sally, a. Nov. 13. 

Brazier, Enoch and Anna, c. Aug. 21. 

Chandler, Samuel, c. Oct. 28. 

Carter, Mary, o. Oct 28. 

Preble, Mary, a. Oct. 1. 

Parsons, Lydia, c. April 29. 

Tobey, William and Submit, c. May 28. 

Jewett, James and Mary, c. Ju y 16. 

Daily, Emor and Mary, c. Aug 6 

Newman, Anna, c. Aug. 20. 

Hobby, John and Hannah, c. Sept. 17. 

Frothingham, John and Martha, c. 

Ingi-aham, William and Sal y, c Sept. 

Pool, James and Mercy, c. O.t. 8 

Cammet, Nabby, c. Oct. 8. 

Noyes, Nabby, c. Nov. 19. 

Noyes, Peter and Hannah his wile, 
dis. April 1, to the ch. in Stroudwater. 

Hatch, Elizabeth, dis. Oct. 21, to the 
ch. in Gorham. 

Bryant, Elizabeth, a. March 25. 

Conant, Anne, a. May 6. 

Elder, Meriam, a. May 6. 

Shaw, Samuel and Saly, c. April 1 

Little, Jenny, c. April 8. 

Thorns, Dorcas, c. April 8. 

Ilsley, Hosea and Lucy, c. May 6. 

Barr, Mehitable, c. June 3. 

Tucker, Lydia, c. July 22. 

Beek, Thomas and Betsey, c. Nov. 18. 

Boynton, Theophilas and Hannah, a. 

Jordan, Rhoda, c. May 4. 

Cox, William and Barbra, c. Au.g. 24. 

Pettingale, Mary, c. Dec. 7. 

Wadsworth, Peleg and Eizabeth his 
wife, a. from the ch. in Duxborough. 

Bradbury, Hannah, a. March 29. 

Gooding, Dorcas, a. March 29. 

Frothingham, Martha, a. Nov. 9. 

Veasie, Jeremiah and Molly, c. May 

Morse, Phebe, c. May 31. 

FlltS'P (III i;ril IN FALMOUTH. 


Titcomb. Benjamin ami Mary, c. Aug 
Smith, James and Mary. c. Aus. 2 
Avery, Benjamin and Lyd'a, c. Oct. 


Cobb, Thomas and his wif?, di.«. to th'^ 
ch. in Freeport. 

Sweetser, Susanna, a. Mar.h 18. 
Webber, Polly, a. September. 
Snow, Sarah, a. Sept. 12. 
Cross, Nathaniel and Rebecca, c. 
March 7. 
Larabc-e, Benjamin, Jr., c. March 25. 
Green, Polly, c. March 25. 
Ford, Emma. c. March 25. 
Cl-ap, Elizabeth Wendell, c. April 4. 
Brazier, Dorcas, c. June 6. 
Nichols, Betsey, c. July 11. 
Strout. Lucy, c. Oct. 10. 

Purvis. Susa, c. June 5. 
Mayling, Abigail, c. Aug. 21. 
Sawyer, Ezekiel and Mary, c. Nov. 5. 
Codman, Statira, c. Nov. 13. 
Barns, Lydia, c. Nov. 27. 
Polin, Betty, a. May 26. 
Newman, Anna, a. Aug. 7. 

Small, Jerusha, c. Aug. 5. 
Ilsley, Prisdlla, c. Aug. 5. 
Wiswall, Polly, c. Aug. 11. 
Webb, Edward and Sarah, c. Aug. 11. 
Cox, Sarah, c. Nov. 4. 
Polin, Nancy, c. Nov. 25. 
Lewis, Elizabeth, c. Nov. 25. 
Haskell, Mary, a. May 20. 

Curtis, Margaret, a. June 30. 
Coleby, Sally, c. April 14. 
Hilton, Rachel, c. May 5. 
Cole, Dorothy, c. May 12. 
Richards, Jesse and Elizabeth, c. Nov. 

Tibbetts, Sarah, a. March 23. 
Bowers, Katherine, c. March 23. 
Mitchel, Rebecca, c. May 4. 

Ham, Polly, c. July 3. 
Ilsley, Phoebe, c. July 13. 
Day, Elizabeth, c. Aug. 24. 
Bayley, Betsey, c. Sept. 21. 

Dailey, Mary, a. 
Beck, Mary, a. 
Knight, Anthony and Mercy, c. 

Titcomb, Benjamin and Mary, a. 
Beck, Thomas and Betsey, a. 
Harris, Elizabeth, a. 
Boyd, Ruth, a. 
Bloomer, Eunice, c. May 1. 
Long, Elizabeth, c. May 15. 
Thomas, Mary, c. July 10. 
West, Flora, c. Nov. 27. 
Webb, Joanna, c. Dec. 4. 

Freeman, Lydia, a. March 26. 
Freeman, Thomas and Margaret his 
wife, a. April 16. 
Knight, Mary, c. March 5. 
Boyd, Joseph and Isabella, c. March 

McDonald, James and Susanna, c. 
June 15. 
Leavitt, Benjamin, c. April 20. 
Weidbury, Jane, c. Sept. 3. 
Shaw, Asa and Phebe, c. Nov. 26. 

Hopkins, Benjamin and Hannah, c. 
Jan. 21. 

Stephens, Betsey, c. April 29. 
Soott, Andrew and Mary, c. Nov. 

Deane, Jonathan, a. June 30. 
Green, Abigail, c. July 21. 
The chh. made choise of Woodbury 
Storer to the office of Deacon. 
Noyes, Anne, a.May 25. 
Hobby, Lucy, a. June 29. 
Martin, Katherine, a. July 20. 
Hale, David, a. Sept. 21. 
Preston, Sally, c. June 15. 
Sherman, Daniel and Susannah, c. 
Dec. 7. 

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Sermon by Doctor Deane. 






Derby, Martha, a. Mar. 29. 

Topp'an, Mary, a. Oct. 4. 

Noyes, Ebenezer and Mary, c. May 9. 

Stevens, Betsey, a. Sept. 19. 

Boyd, Isabella, a. Oct. 10. 

Storer, Ebenezer and Catherine.a. Oct. 

Dyer, Christopher and Lydia, c. May 

Owen, John and Mercy, c. Sept. 19. 

Nowell, Zachariah and Elizabeth, a. 

Stephenson, Abigail, c. Jan. 30. 

Mills, James, and Sally, his wife, c, 

Storer, Anne, a. May 20. 

Wyer, Lydia, a. July 1. 

Savage, James, a. July 1. 

Cox. Sarah, a. Aug. 12. 

Storer, Mary, a. Sept. 9. 

Martin, Penelope and Elizabeth, a. 
Sept. 9. 

Stuart, Mary, a. Sept. 23. 

Cobb, Enoch and Lois, c. June 17. 

Deane, Mary, c. July 29. 

Parker, Isaac and Rebecca, Aug. 26. 

Preble, Sally, c. Sept. 9. 

Bray, Sarah, c. Sept. 16. 

Smith, Anne, a. May 19. 

Storer, Mary a. May 19. 

Titcomb, Sophia, a. May 19. 

Freeman, Elizabeth and Dorcas, a. 
Aug. 25. 

MaJoy, Hannah, c. Aug. 25. 

Lariabee. Lucy, c. Sept. S. 

Coffin, Eleanor, a. May 25. 

Codman, Sally and Katherine, a. May 

Ingraham, James Milk and Elizabeth, 
c. March 16. 

McLellan, Jane, c. Oct. 5. 

Codman, Lucre tia, c. May 21. 

Freeman, Samuel and Hannah, c. 
May 31. 

Southgate, Horatio and Nabby, c. 
Aug. 2. 

Ilsley, Elizabeth, c. Aug. 2. 

Weeks, Jane, c. Aug. 2. 


Moody, Jenny, a. June 3. 

Deavit, Abigail, a. Nov. 27. 

Mitchel, Widow, a. 

Oegood, Abraham and Abigail, c. May 

Ross, Polly, c. May 22. 

Oct. 8, At a meeting at the house of 
the pastor, the church voted a call to 
Mr. John Codman to settle with them 
as colleague Pastor; six for the ques- 
tion, two against, and one neuter. 

Vaughan, William and Sally, c. Oct. 

Moulton, Sarah Searl, c. and b. Nov. 

Motley, Sally, c. Oct. 23. 

Fitts, Aaron, c. Nov. 13. 

Moulton, Enoch, c. Nov. 30. 


February 17, at a meeting at the house 
of the pastor, eight brethren present, 
the ch. voted a call to.Mr. Ichabod Nich- 
ols to settle with them as colleague 
pastor, six for the question, one against, 
and one neuter. 

Holmes, Dorcas, dis. Mar. 26, to Rev. 
Dr. Kallock's ch. in Boston. 

June 4. Ordained as colleague, pas- 
tor of this chh. Rev. Ichabod Nichois. 
First prayer by Dr. Kirkland, sermon 
by Dr. Bernard of Salem, ordaining 
prayer by the Rev. Mr. Lancaster, 
charge by the ss'iior pastor, concluding 
prayer by the Rev. Mr. Abbott, of Bev- 
erly, right hand of fellowship, Mr. Buck- 
minster of Boston. 

Morse, Experiance, a. Sept. 3. 

Adams, Nancy, a. Sept. 3. 

Pearson, Maria, a. Oct. 15. 

Thomas, Happy, a. Oct. 15. 




Scott, Mary, a. Oct. 15. 
Peachy, Mary, c. May 7. 
Stephenson, Stephen and Harriet, c. 
July 23. 

Oxnard, William, a. Apr. 11. 
Wadsworth, Lucia, a. Apr. 22. 
Fox, Carolina, a. Apr. 22. 
Dana, Betsey, a. Apr. 22. 
Oxnard, Mary, a. Aug. 26. 
Eaton, Thomas, a. June 3. 
Paine, Phebe, a. June 3. 
McLellan, Mehitable, a. June 3. 
Storer, Woodbury, a. June 3. 
Knight, Mary, a. June 3. 
Hovey, Sophia, a. July 15. 
Moody, Harriet, a. July 15. 
Eaton, Phebe, a. Sept. 3. 

EmeiT, Anne Taylor, -a. March 17. 

Nichols, Dorothea Folsom, a. March 

Weeks, Eunice, a. June 5. 

Burnham, Elizabeth, a. Aug. 25. 

Hall, Mary. a. Sept. 22. 

Greenleaf, Mary a. Sept. 22. 

Dupee, Abigail, a. Oct. 27. 

Barret, Mary, -a. Oct. 27. 

Plummer, Mary, a. Nov. 17. 

Harding, Nancy, a. Nov. 17. 

Stevens, Elizabeth and Elizabeth, Jr., 
a. March 29. 

Monroe, Lucy, a. May 15. 

Morse, Happy, a. July 19. 

Dupee, Sarah Price and Abba Frank- 
land, a. Sept. 27. 

Lancaster, Sewal, a. Nov. 1. 

Harding, Ann Wheaton, a. Nov. 15. 

Hall, Martha Cotton, a. Nov. 22. 

Richards, Elizabeth, a. Nov. 28. 

Dec. 18. The church voted to give the 
old Flaggon to t.he Third Congregation- 
al church in Portland. 

Smith, Ruth Leavitt, a. Dec. 20. 

Goddard, Wililam and Mary, c. 

Fox, Rebecca Tanning, a. 

Vaughan, Mary Belcher, a. 

IMartin, Marth-a Frye, a. 

Cross, Betsey, a. 

Poor, Miriam, a . 

Freeman, Hannah, a. 

Veasie, Sally, a. 

Vaughan, Sarah Eliot, a. 

Doering, Dorcas, a. 

The Rev. Dr. Dean died November 
12th, aged 81 years and 3 months. He 
was buried on the 16th. Sermon by 
Rev. Mr. Kellog, prayer by Rev. Mr. 

Freeman, Charles, a. 

Harrod, ELza, a. 

Knight, Mercy, a. 

Lord, Sarah, a. 

Greenleaf, Sally, a. 

Storer, John P. B., a. 

Owen, Joha and Mary his wife, a. 

Vaughan, Sally Barrell, a. 

Cox, Susanna, a. 

Pool, Euni^-e, a. 

Cross, Robert and his wife, c. 

Chadwick, Ann, a. 

Baker, Nabby, a. 

Stix>ng, Rebecca, a. 

Longfellow, Stephen and Zilpah his 
wife, a. 


Ilsley, Mary, a. 

Pettingell, Hannah, a. 

Deering, Ellen, a. 

Stephens, Anna and Judith, a. 

Crowniingshield, William and wife, a. 

Wood, Sally Say ward, a. 

Dyer, Lemuel and wife, a. 

Knights, Mary, a. 

Ilsley, Augusta, a. 

Bray, John, a. 

Ross, David and wife, a. 

Webber, Lucy, a. 

Abbott, Elizabeth, a. 

Bray, Oliver, c. 

Abbott, Abigail and Dorcas Sarah, a. 



Ormon, Sarah, a. 

Butman, Benjamin and wife, a. 

Mitchell, Eunice, a. 

Barbour, Joseph, a. 
Willis, Elizabeth Sewall, a. 
Harrod, Joseph, a. 
Canabee, Sarah, a. 
Paine, Alice, a. 
Storer, Frances Elizabeth, a. 
Cox, John and wife, c. 
Dix, Mary, c. 

Preble, William and wife, c. 
Chase, George Augustus, c. 
Chadwick, Matilda Pamelia, c. 
Butman, Benjaman -and wife, dis. to 
the ch. in Worcester. 

Gore, Susan, a. 

Vinton, Elisha and wife, c. 
Robinson, widow Sophronia, c. 
McCobb, Parker and Rebecca Hill, his 
wife, c. 

Wright, widow Sarah, a. 
Ban-ett, Ann, a. 
Cushman, Lydia, a. 
Hunnewell, Abigail, a. 

Brooks, Lucy wife of Alexander S. 
esq., c. 
Tibbets, widow, c. 
Adams, Bartlett, c. 
Mellen, George W., a. 
Mellen, Sarah wife of Prentiss, a. 
Davenport, Serena, a. 
Adams, Charlotte, a. 
Mellen, Caroline Margaret, a. 

Preble, William and wife, a. Jan. 

Dinsmore, widow Jane, pro. 
Carter, widow Jane, a. 
Hale, widow, a. 

■Sept. 8, Joseph Harrod, and Thomas 
Freeman were elected deacons. 
Dinsmore, Mary, a. 


Scott, Mrs A., a. 

Emma Seavey (Ross), a, 

Chadwick, Thomas, a. 

Green, Henry and wife, a. 

Cushman, Bezaleel, a. April. 

Merrill, Mrs. Sophia, a. May. 

Boyd, Mrs. Hannah, a. May. 

Fox, Mrs. Elizabeth L,., a. June. 

Mussey, Mrs. Charles, a June. 

Stevens, Miss Esther, a. June. 

Paine, Miss Phebe, a. June. 

Gerrish, Sarah, a. July. 

Weed, Mar;a, a. July. 

Walden, Lucy Ludlow, colored, bap. 
Sept. 21. 

McLellan, Arthur and Nancy D., his 
wife, a. Oct. 6. 

Daveis, Charles and wife, a. Nov. 3. 

GrifflTi, Judith, a. Dec. 2. 

Merrill, Dolly, wife of Seward, a. 
April 6. 

Gray, Mary Anne, b. and a. May 4. 

Rogers, Mrs. Caroline, a. from the 
Hollis St. Ch., Boston, May 4. 

Gardner, Mrs. Dinah, a. from Nan- 
tucket, May 4. 


Hall, Caleb Brooks, a. 

Willis, Clarina May, a. 

Deerlng, Elizabeth, a. 

Lancaster, Sarah Eliza, bap. Oct. 26. 

Bartoll, George, bap. and a. April. 

Cummings, Nathan and Emily his 
wife, bap. and a. March. 

Cox. Emily and Mary, a. March. 

Harrod, Caroline Eliza, a. March. 

Emery, Mary Jane, a. March. 

Dockray, Mary Anne, bap. and a. 
April 3. 

Trow, Hannah, a 

Baker, Caroline, bap. and a. May. 

Fletcher, Sarah P., a. July 3. 



Hanson, Ann J., bap. and a. July 3. 

Adams, Mary, bap. and a. August. 

Hooper, Sarah W., a. August. 

October , administered the sacrament 
to Mrs. Emerson, wife of A. E. 

Wdngrate, Julia Caroline, bap. and a. 
Nov. 6. 

Clap, Elizabeth Wendall, a. Nov. 6. 

Thatcher, Martha, a. Mar:h 4. 

Potter. Eliza Ann, a. May. 

Davenport, Nancy, rfcomended to 
the ch. in Newburyport. 

Head, Mrs. a. from Springfeld. 


Smith, Sarah, a. Januarj\ 

Mudge, Susan H., a. February. 

Paine, Sarah, a. fi^om the Windham 

Mitchell, Emily, bap. and a. March. 

Green, Temperance B., bap. and a. 

Chadwick, Samuel and Mary Ann, his 
wife, bap. April 11. 

Greele, William E. and wife, a. June 2. 

Greele, Ann Vaughan, bap. and a. 
Aug'. 4. 

L/Ong'feHow, Marianne Preble, a. Nov. 

Thacher, Emily Bliss, a. Nov. 10. 


Ross, Racilia. wife of Davd, Jr., a. 

Ross, Polly, wife of B:njamin, a. July 

Adams, Isaac, Esq., deceased on Sat- 
urday, name enroled at h;s request 
among Uie professoi^ of religion by'lh? 
pastor, July 6. 

Longfellow, Stephen and Stephen, Jr., 
bap. Aug. 24. 


Peirce, Ann, a. 

Harlow, Miss, a. 

Harmon. Pelatiah, a. 

Emerson, Miss Sarah, a. 

Paine, Miss, a. 

Ross, Miss daughter of Benjamin, a. 

Paine, Anna Maria, a. Mar. 
Greele, Eleazer and Ann Y. his wife, 
a. Sept. 20. 


Weed, Dr. Samuel, a. Jan 8. 

Russel, Lucy, a. Jan. 8. 

Ilsley, Isaac, a. to communion Jan. 8. 

Oilman, Sarah, a. to coimmunion Jan. 

Brooks, George, a. to communion, 
his wife a member of the chui'ch. 

Brooks, Joanna, a. 

Baker, James H., a. April. 

Emery, Anna, a. April. 

Fox, Frances E. L., a. April. 

Drew, Mary Jane, b. and a. June 4. 

Willis, William, b. and a. Oct. 

Nichols, John, a. 


MunseJ^ Hannah, a. April. 

Owen, Salome W., a. April. 

Brown, Sarah Jane, a. April. 

Preble, Sally, wife of Enoch, a. May. 

Merrill, Lucy, a. May. 

Adams, Sophia and Mary A., a. May. 

Powell, Mary M., a. Mar. 1. 

Oxnard, John and wife, a. June 14. 

Scott, Catherine, a. July 15. 

Potter, Margaret L., a. July 5. 

Rand, Caroline D., a. July 5. 

Ware, Abel of Athens in this state, to 

Dyer, Emma Ford, a. Sept 6. 

Thomas, Elizabeth, a. Oct. 4. 

Deering, Nancy W., a. Oct. 4. 

Bartoll, George and Anna his wife, a. 

Boyd, Theresa Orne, a. May. 

Kimball, Sarah S., a. May. 

Oilman, Hellen Augusta, a. May. 

Chadwick, Mary Caroline, a. May. 

Boyd, Mrs. Mary Brownfield, a. July 4. 

Boyd, Miss Susannah Coffin, a. July 



Barnes, Miss Hannah Jane, a. July 4. 
Wood, Mrs. Eleanor, a. July 4. 
Cox, Adeline and Susan, wife and dau. 
of John, a. Sept 5. 

Atherton, Frances West, a. Oct. 3. 
Emery, Charlotte Oilman, a. Oct. 3. 
Emery, Nicholas Jr., a. Nov. 7. 
Codman, widow Susan, a. Dec. 5. 
EJdgtjomb, Noah, a member of Elder 
Rands ch. invited to communion. 
Upham, IMrs. Julia, a. Jan. 16. 
Fox, Eunice McLellan, a. Feb. 6. 
Fox, Elizabeth Lewis, to communion. 
Feb. 6. 

Daveis, Dr. John T. G., a. from ch. in 
Portsmouth, Mar. 6. 

Winslow, Ann, wife of Hezekiah, a. 
Mar. 6. 
Wakefield, Eunice, a. Mar. 6. 
Noyce, Hepzibah, a. May 1. 
Mirch, Rebecca Strong, a. April 3. 
Chadwick, Marcanne wife of Samuel, 
a. May 1. 
Gag-e, Eliza Mary, a. May 1. 
Clapp, Mrs. Julia Margaretta D., b. 
Aug. 21. 

Fletcher, Ellen, a. Oct. 2. 
Daveis, Mary Cogswell, a. Dec. 4. 

Watson. Mrs. Susan, a. Mar. 
Quinby. Maria, a. July 2. 
Gordon, Frances Ellen, a. July 2. 
Fitch, Andrew Titcomt), a. Oct. 1. 
Barnes, Mrs. Louisa, a. Dec. 

True. Nancy, a. Jan. 7. 
Clarke, Sarah Broughton and Matilda 
F., a. Feb. 4. 
Jones, Charles, a. Feb 4. 
Daveis. Edward H., a. Feb. 4. 
Boyd, John P., a. Feb. 4. 
Jameson, Anne, a. Mar. 3. 
Chadwick, Samuel, a. Mar. 3. 
Daveis, Anne Tic', nor, a. Mar. 3. 
Purington, John and Mary Rogers, his 
wife, a. Mar.3. 

Fitch, Mrs. Almira, a. April 7. 

Fitch, Miss Almira Titcomb, a. April 

Gore, Martin, a. April 7. 

Anderson, Ann W., a. July 7. 

Brooks, Henrietta Louisa, a. July 7. 

Bacon, Elhridge and Sarah Ellen, his 
wife. a. July 7. 

Cross, Francis H. and Cornelia R., a. 
from ch. in Boston, Sept. 1. 

Atherton, Margaret, a. 

Boyd, Mrs. William, a. 

Moody, Mary D.. wife of Charles, a. 
Jan. 6. 

Bartoll, Mary. a. June 1. 

Ilsley, Mrs. Charlotte Andrews, a. 

June 1. 


Fox, Anne Brown, a. Jan. 4. 

Preble, George Henry, to communion. 


Rea, Dr. and wife, and dau. Abba 
Frothingham, to com. 
Owen, Ellen Louisa, a. Aug. 
Cutter, Mrs., to communion, Aug. 

Brooks, Miss Eleanor, a. 

Walton, John, a. 
Oilman, Dr. John Taylor, a 
Adams, Esqr., a 
Ilsley, Sarah Jane, wife of Joseph, a. 


Deering, Ellen Waite. a. Jan. 6. 
Deering, Edward Preble, a. Mar. 

Head, Eleanor W., a. May 4. 
Boyd. Marj' E. S., a. May 4. 
Dana, Caroline Pamelia, a. May 4. 

Barbour, Lucy, a. April 4. 
Hunt, Mrs. Dr., to communion, June 6. 

Boyd, Robert, of N. Y., a. June. 




Clifford, Charles Edward, Mar 5. 
Freeman, Eunice Croswell, a. Oct. 1. 
Willis, Caroline Hunnewell, a. Oct. 1. 
Ayres, Emily Louisa, a. Oct. 1. 
Dearbon. Annette Maria, a. Oct. 1. 
Fox. Harriet Lewis, a. Oct. 1. 
Deering-, Georgeana, a. Oct. 1. 
Chadwick, Maria 'W., a. Oct. 1. 
Oilman. Hellen Williams, a. Oct. 1. 
Newhall, Supan Jane, a. Oct. 1. 
Smith, Maria Louisa, a. Oct. 1. 
Nichols, Sarah Atherton. a. Oct. 1. 

At a meeting' of the members 0° the 
church of the First Parish, held on the 
second day of April, A. D. 1854, at the 
house of Charles Jones, John Puring- 
tco was chosen chairman, and Edward 
H. Daveis secretary. 

A written communication was then 
read from the Rev. Dr. Nichols to the 
church and society tendering' his resig- 
nation, and it was voted: 

That a committee of three members 
be appointed to wait on our pastor and 
confer ^vith him cci the subject of his 
communication, and that they be in- 
structed to request him to withhold his 
absolute re-ignation. and to confciue to 
hold the pastoral office exempted from 
the performance of any more of its du- 
ties than may be a.greeable to him; and 
that the parish would supply the pul- 

William Willis, Thoma-s Chadwick 
and Nathan Cun^mirg's. committee. 

On the thirtieth day of April the com- 
mittee reported that they had waited 
upon Dr. Nlcho's and canveyed to h'm 
the sentiments of the church upon the 
subject of his communi-^ation; to which 
he replied that this rep'^ated expression 
of their affection and reg-ard was very 
grateful to hi-s feelings; that he had 
felt it incumbent to come to this con- 
clusirn. to leave the parish free from 
any embarrassment in the cho'ce of one 

to succeed him, who could give his 
whole strength to the duties of the 
ministry. He was further understood 
by the com.mittee to say, that in an- 
swer to the request of the church as to 
his remaining in pastoral connection 
with them, his only desire was to b? re- 
lieved, from duties and responsibilities 
to which he felt himself unequal, and 
that so far as his ability should admit, 
he would willingly comply with the 
wishes they had expressed. 

June 4, 1854, On motion of William 
Willis, the church voted that the Rev. 
Geoi-ge M. Bartol of Lancaster, Mass. 
be invited to become Associate Pastor 
with Rev. Dr. Nichols. 

July 23 1854, It was voted unanimously 
that (the Parish concuring) the church 

make choice of the Rev. Jennison of 

Cambridge, to become Associate Pastor 
with the Rev. Dr. Nichols. 

Jan. 28 1855, after divine service, met 
by adjournment from Dec. 24. It was 
voted that the Church cordially unite 
with the Congregation in the choice of 
the Rev. Horatio Stebbins, to become 
Associate Pastor of the Parish. 

Jan. 31 1855, The Rev. Horatio Steb- 
bins late Pastor of the church in Fitch- 
burg Mass. was ordained Associate Pas- 
tor of this church. The Rev. George E. 
Ellis delivered the sermon, Rev. Cyrus 
A. Bartol, of Boston, addressed the so- 
ciety, and the Rev. Dr. Nichols offered 
the prayer of installation. 

The Rev. Ichabod Nichols, D. D., died 
Jan. 2 1859, in the 75th year of his age. 


Cummings, Charlotte Augusta, a. 
Richardson, Ann Hanneford, a. Feb. 
Shaw, Sarah Smith, a. Feb. 
Williams, Caroline Mari-j, a. Feb. 
Cox, Frances Hellen, a. Feb. 
Preble, Mary Elizabeth, a. Feb. 



Fitch, Caroline, a. Feb. 

Gale, Martha Ellen, a. Feb. 

Sweat, Margaret Jane, bap. May 13. 

Sweat, Lorenzo, bap. May 13. 

Aug. 10, Baptised and received to the 
church, Jane Anderson, also baptised 
her two children, and one child of John 
Anderson. This is the last entry in the 
hand writing- of Dr. Nichols. 

Names on roll of members not in the 
preceding list. 
Blackstone, Benjamin, c. 
Noice, James. 
Wildrage, James, c. 
Sweai, John. 
Jones, Ephralm. 
Snow, Ebenezer, c. 
Cobb, Smith. 
Cotton, John. 
Mars ton, Jasper. 
Owen, Ebenezer. 
Dean, Samuel, pastor. 
Butler, John. 
Bayley, William, c. 
Cox, John. 
Freeman, Enoch. 
Milk, James. 
Jones, Pearson. 
Brooks, Cotton. 
Mellen, Prentiss. 
Nichols, Ichabod, pastor. 
Gerrish, Oliver, 1818. 
Woster, Mary. 
Moody, Esther. 
Hill, Jane. 

Noice, Priscilla, wife of Nathaniel. 
Knight, Priscilla, wife of Joseph. 
Johnson, Jane, wife of John. 
Ross, Elizabeth. 
Thorndike, Lydia. 
Titcomb, Ann. 

Jones, Sarah, now Bradbury. 
Frost, Abigail. 
Owen, Abigail. 
Thorlo, Rebecca. 
Butler, Ann. 

Worster, Jemima. 

Freeman, Patience. 

Gookin, Sarah, wife of Samuel. 

Friswel, Susannah. 

Anderson, Marien. 

Sweetser, Susannah. 

Briant, MaiT- 

After the settlement of Mr. Nichols. 

Hall, Martha Cotton. 

Cross, Betsey. 

Storer, Mary. 

How, Sarah. 

Barnes, Lydia. 

Fellows, Abigail. 

Preble, Nancy, wife of William P. 

Plummer, Fanny. 

Mussey, Elizabeth, wife of Charles. 

Ford, Emma, a> 

Vaughan, Olive Storer, a. 

Walker, Miss. 

Richardson, Mrs. 

Emerson, Mrs. Charles. 

Chandler, Mrs. General. 

Adams, Eliza. 

Thomas, Nancy. 

Received by Mr. Bailey March 1, 1868, 
Mark P. Emery and wife, and Mrs. B. 
Stevens, Jr. 

In April, 1864, Mr. Stebbins 
having been invited to become 
pastor of the Unitarian church 
in San Francisco made va- 
cant by the death of Rev. Thomas Starr 
King, resigned the pastoral office in this 
church, which created the first vacancy 
in the office from the organization of 
the church in 1727 to that date. 

Rev. Thomas Smith ordained March 
8th, 1727, died May 23d, 1795, in the 94th 
year of his age. 

Rev. Samuel Deane, D. D., read to the 
church his letter of acceptance, Sep- 
tember 2d, 1764. He died November 
12th, 1814, in the 81st year of his age. 

The Rev. Ichabod Nichols, D. D., who 
had been ordained June 7th, 1809, died 



January 2d, 1859, in the 75th year of his 

Rev. Horatio Stebbins installed Janu- 
ary 31st, 1855, resigned April 1864. 

Rev. Benjamin H. Bailey of Dedham, 
Mass., was installed as pastor, on Wed- 
nesday evening December 11th, 1867. 
All the Unitarian Churches in Maine, 
and the churches of Dedham, Milton, 
Northboro, Brookline, and the Arling- 
ton street in Bason, in Massachusetts, 
were invited to be present by their 
Pastors and Delegates. 

The Council met at the house of Dr. 
John T. Oilman, nearly all of the 
churches invited being represented. 
Rev. Dr. Gannett of Boston was chosen 
Moderator and Rev. Mr. Hewes of the 
2d Church, Scribe. The Council voted 
to install Mr. Bailey, and Rev. Mr. 
Hewes was appointed to give the fellow- 
ship of the churches. 

After partaking of an elegant eolation 
at Dr. Gilmans the Council proceeded 
to the church, where the installation 
services were performed. 

Mr. Bailey is the fifth Pastor in the 
order of succession in the 141st year of 
the history of the Parish. He was born 
in Northboro' Mass., was graduated at 
Harvard College in 1854, settled in Ded- 
ham 1861, over the First Parish as suc- 
cessor of Dr. Lamson. 

His first communion service, and the 
first enjoyed by this church for a long 
time, was administered on the first 
Sunday in January, 1868, and the church 
at a subsequent meeting voted to have 
the Lords supper celebrated on the first 
Sunday of every month. At this meet- 
ing the following persons were chosen 
Deacons, viz. John P. Boyd, William 
Willis, and Nathan Cummings. Mr. 
Willis declined and Augustus E. Stev- 
ens was chosen, Mr. Stevens and Mr. 
Cummings both declined, and Dr. John 
T. G. Daveis was chosen and accepted. 

On the first Sunday in February 1873, 
Rev. Thomas Hill, D. D., preached to 
the First Church, and continued to sup- 
ply the pulpit until Sunday May 18, 
when he w^as installed as Pastor. Mr. 
Hill was born at New Brunswick, N. J., 
January 7th, 1818, was graduated at 
Harvard College in 1843, from the 
Divinity School in 1845, was ordained 
over a church in Waltham, Mass., Dec. 
24th, 1845. In Sept. 1859 he was elected 
to succeed Horace Mann in the Presi- 
dency of Antioch College, and while at 
that institution held also the pastorate 
of the Church of the Redeemer in Cin- 
cinnati. In October, 1862, he accepted 
the Presidency of Harvard College, and 
resigned that place from ill health, 
Sept. 30th, 1868. 

From that time until his installation 
in Portland he had no permanent occu- 
pation. He died Nov. 21, 1891. 

Rev. John Carroll Perkins was in- 
stalled as Pastor of the First Church 
September 10, 1891. 




The following persons were married 
by the Rev. Thomas Smith. These rec- 
ords are in the hand writing 
of Mr. Smith, all upon one 
page, but as the ink has at 
least three shades it is not probable 
that all were recorded at one sitting. 
Why he omitted to enter upon the 
church book his earlier and later mar- 
riages is not explained. 

Hugh Crague and Eleanor Wharren 
of Falmouth. 

Joseph Cox and Mary Bayley, both of 

Henry Totman and Hannah Ingersol, 
both of Falmouth. 

William Proctor and Chai'ity Lunt, of 

William Hooper and Mercy Whitten, 
both of Falmouth. 

John Owen and Annar Hodgkins of 

James Tuthill, Jr., and Mary Burrill. 

Micah Walker and Beulah Wooster. 

Jabez Dow and Dorothy Wood. 

Enoch Moody and Ann Weeks. 

Samuel Knights and Mary Knights. 

Samuel Noice and Mary Merrill. 

Samuel Crocket and Priscilla Jack- 


Joseph Willson and Mary Sweat. 

Benjamin Blackstone and Eleanor 

Isaac Ilsley and Mary Bradbury. 

Samuel Graffam and Mary Aery. 

Edward Chapman and Sarah Small. 

Anthony Bracket and Abigail Chap- 

Joseph Pride and Hannah Knights. 

Joseph Eaton and Sarah Burnell. 

Samuel Mathews and Elizabeth Rob- 

Joseph Walker and Mary Rigs, 

Jotham Ham and Phebe Pain. 

John Merril and Bethia Wyman. 

John Thome and Woodsome. 


Peter Noice and Hannah Merril. 

Lemuel Hicks and Martha Cox. 

Johnson and Jackson. 

(Probably James and Hannah.) 

Jeremiah Rigs and Anna Barber. 

Roland Davis and Judith Tompson. 

Stephen Woodman and Ester Weeks. 

Samuel Watts and Margaret Elder. 

Josiah Tucker and Mary Thrasher. 

Josiah Lawrence and Sarah Pollard. 

Richard Pears and Mary Tucker. 

Capt. John Roberts and Mrs. Mehita- 
ble Bangs. 


Ebenezer Buxton and Elizabeth 

John Oarrol and Rose Hooper. 

Joseph Irish and Hannah Doan. 

George Berry and Sarah Stickney. 

Benjamin Davis and Mary Thomes. 

James Flood and Abigail Thoms. 

Benjamin Brown and Mary Hunne- 

Benjamin Titcomb and Anna Pear- 

John Webb and Elizabeth Larraby. 

Henry Carvil and Priscilla Cole. 

Negro Prince and Indian. 

William Cotton and Martha Hudson. 

James Goodwin and Mary Wheeler. 

Stephen Lowel and Agnis Bolton. 

John Blake and Dorothy Merril. 




Memorandum in handwriting of Mr. 
Smith on one of the last pages of the 

Anno, 1716, one Ingersol built iin Hutt 
on Falm'th Neck wr. he lived alone 
some time & was from thence Called 
Govern'r Ingersol; he was afterw'ds 
Drown'd at Presumpsc't with one Mil- 
let by the Daming of the ice, raising an 
head of water in the Night while they 
w-r. asleap. New Oasko Fort being De- 
molished by order of Goverum't, a few 
Months after This viz, 1717, Majr. 
Moodey, who had been the Commanding 
officer, w'th Cap't Larraby who had 
been a Serjeant, moved yr. Families 
down to the Neck & built ym. Houses. 

ab't This Time 1715 Mr. Skillen & 

Bracket settled on yr. Fathers old 
farms at Back Cove. — now came also 
Cap't Coller & Built an House, as did 
one Proctor — Doughty — Rounds — Mills 
Hall — two Scales (brothers) Fath'r. 
Thoms — Wase (Twelve in all) and John 
Barber & Fath'r. Gustain (who Died 
June 1718). 

In 1718, Old Father John Barber 
(Father to John who came h'r. 1717) 
Came w'th his Family, viz — James & 
Widow Gibs (with her son Andrew 5 
years old, & Daughter Mary 10 yeai'S, 
(married Ingram & Fulton). He was 
Drowned the Jan'y following-. 

Sam'l Cob came hr. in 1717 when there 
was only one House on Purpudoc Side 
the water, just built & inhabited by one 
Doct'r Winslow. In 1718 sd Cob moved 
his Family to Falm'th Neck, when yr. 
was 14 Families there (including his). 
This year Falm'th was anew Incorpo- 
rated a Township by the Gen'l Court & 

The Tract of Land, granted to some of 
the Ancient Propria tors togather w'th 
others who signed w'th ym. in a Peti- 
tion for it. 

N. B. l"he Gen'l Court was ignorant 
of its being formerly granted to the Old 
Settlers, who w'r broke up & Drove 
away when The Town & Fort w'r De- 
stroyed by the French & Indians, & 
hence ensued Infinite Confusion & 
Quarrels between these New & Old Pro- 
prietors ye. former not allowing ye. lat- 
ter any Title — nor those others that had 
purchased Farms of Sr. Ferdinando 
Geonges Agent, till all was Settled in a 
Course of Law. 

An. 1722, In the later end of July, A 
war broke out w'th the Indians, wh. 
Continued 3 years & kept back ye 
growth of the Settlement. In ye year 
1725 in June (The war ending that Sum- 
mer), I (Thos Smith,) Came hr. & found 
one Mr. Peirpoint, (who was Chaplain 
unto the Army, whose Head Quarters 
wr. on this Neck) Preaching to the Peo- 
ple. There was then Fourty-Five Fam- 
ilies in the whole Town — i. e. Twenty- 
Seven upon ye Neck, 1 at New Casko, 
& 17 at Purpudoc & Spurwink, most of 
'em poor & some of 'em miserably so, — 
they had 4 or 5 years before erected a 
Meeting House wh. yy. had only cov- 
ered — & The Floor of it contained ye. 
People with the Fishermen & Soldiers 
& other Strangers yt. used to frequent 
the place much. 
Third Sabbath. 

March 8th, 1726-7 A church was gath- 
ered & I (Thomas Smith,) ordained 

The People at Purpudoc had also a 
Log House on The Point, wh. they built 
partly for a Garrison to the Families on 
the Point & partly for a Meeting House, 
in wh. the whole Town assembled every 




It has been deemed advisable, as 

most of those whose baptisms are of 

record, were children, to arrans? them 

by families and in alphabetical order, as 

well as the 'iivegular manner in which 

they are recorded will permit. 

ADAMS, John, of — . Sept. 1730. 

ADAMS, a dau. of Jacob, Aug-. 20, 1732. 

ADAMS. Betty of Susanna. 1752-5. 

ADAMS, of Benjamin. Joshua, Oct. 10, 
1767. Samuel, Mar. 19, 1769. Betty, 
Nov. 4, 1770. David, Nov. 2S, 1773. 
Betty, Jan. 22, 1775. 

ADAMS, Jacob of Jacob, Apr. 26, 1772. 

ADAMS, of Bairtlett, Maria Caroline, 
Charlotte Neal and Rebecca Cook, 

ALLEN. Robert of Lieut., Mar. 22, 1841. 

ANDERSON, of John, a child, 1750. Wil- 
liam, May 1, 1768. Abigail, Sept. 15, 
1771. John and Polly, July 31, 1774. 

ANDERSON, John F., of Anna W.. 
July 7, 1844. 

ANDERSON, of John and Marcia, An- 
na Hitchborn and Samuel Winter, 
Jan. 28, 1850. A child, Aug. 19, 1855. 

ANDERSON, two children of Jane, 
Aug. 19, 1855. 

ARMSTRONG, Elizabeth of Simon, 
Apr. 20, 1729. 

ATKINS, Henry of Nathaniel, Aug. 23, 

ATKINS, Thomas of , Aug. 13, 1786. 

AIRS, Joshua of , 1738. 

AYRES, Joshua of John, 1739. 

ATRES, Ann of Mehitable, 1740. 

AIRES, of Joshua, Lucy, 1743. Sarah, 

AYRES, Roman Dearborn, of Lieut., (at 
Fort Preble) Feb. 23, 1851. 

AVERY, Lydia of Benjamin, Oct. 10, 

BAB, of James and Hannah, Peter, 

1737, a child, 1741, James, 1746. 
BABCOCK, a daughter of Mr. Jan. 6, 

BACON, of Dr., Ellen Usher and Mary 

Ellis, Aug. 22, 1847. 
BAGLEY, of John, Abner, Mar. 16. 

1766. John, Mar. 18, 1770. Daniel, 

Mar. 1, 1772. Mary, Mar. 2, 1777. 
BAKER, of Elisha, a child, 1739, a child, 

1741. Ichabod, 1744. 
BAKER, of John and Susanna, Josiah, 

1741, John, 1744, Susan, 1749. 
BAKER, of John Jr., John, Oct. 8, 1769, 

Hannah, Nov. 8, 1772. 
BAKER, Oliver Bradbury of John, June 

16, 1771. 
BAKER, of John, Susanna, Oct. 18, 

1772, William, Aug. 21, 1774, Norwood 

and Mary (twins) April 21, 1776. 
BAKER, Robert of Elizabeth, May 24, 

BAKER, of Josiah, Abel, April 22, 1770, 

Susanna, Jan. 21, 1776, Alexander, 

Feb. 1, 1778, Josiah, June 11, 1780, 

Henry, May 26, 1782, Lydia, Dec. 12, 

1784, Abigail, Aug. 5, 1787, Henry, Jan. 

3, 1790, Prances, Oct. 7, 1792. 
BAKER, of Zechariah, Thomas, 

Browne, May 16, 1779, Zechariah, June 

18, 1780. 
BAKER, of Charles, Lydia and John 

Mann, March 4, 1832. 
BALDRIDGE, a child of Mary, Feb. 21, 

BANGS, Edward, of Joshua, 1739. 
BANGS, of Joshua and Sarah, Tabitha, 

1749, Sarah. 1752. 
BANGS, Thankful of Thomas, 1755. 
BANGS, Bathsheba of Jeremiah, Dec. 

20, 1774. 
BARBOUR, Ann of John and Mary, 

BARBER, of James and Mary, Han- 
nah, Nov. 24, 1728, Ann, Mar. 28, 1732, 

Margaret, 1734, John, 1737. 
BARBER, of Hugh, Joseph Bean, 1737, 

John, 1739, Robert, 1742. 



BARBOUR, of Joseph, Eunice, Sept. 21, 
1766 Mary, Nov. 13, 1768, Anna, June 2, 
1771, Hannah, Sept. 26, 1773, Joseph, 
June 2, 1776, Lois, July 29, 1781. 

BARBOUR, of Joseph. Henry, Caroline 
and Aandrew, 1819. 

BARNES, Lydia Hersey, of Lydia, 1816. 

B.\RR, Nancy of Alexander, June 24, 

EARTLETT, a child of , 1749. 

BARTLETT, Emma Virginia, of Dr. 
, Aug. 17, 1834. 

BARTEEN, of Fennel, James, 1744. 
Mary. 1746. A child 1748. 

BARTEN. of James, Robert and 
James. June 7, 1767. Lydia, Oct. 21, 
• 1767. 

BARTEN, of Robert, Ruth, Nov. 6, 
1768. Lucy, July 1, 1770. Annie, May 
24, 1772. Daniel, May 29. 1774. 

BASSET, of , Eunice, June 5,. 

1768. Margaret, Oct. 2, 1774. Eliza- 
beth, Nov. 17, 1776. 

BAYLEY. of Jon. and Rachel, a child 
March 9, 1727-8. Sarah, July 12, 1730. 
Rachel, March 28, 1732. Elizabeth, 
June 10, 1733. William, 1735. 

BAYLEY, of John, a child 1741. Han- 
nah, 1742. Benjamin, 1746. 

BAYLEY, of Robert and Martha, 
Bathsheba, May 7, 1727. Judith, Sept. 
21. 1729. Hannah, April 4, 1731. Mary 
Clark. 1734. Robert, April 11, 1736. 
Martha, 1740. 

BAYLEY, of Joseph and Deborah, 
Mary, Oct. 26, 1729. Hudson, August, 
1731. Eleazer, Feb. 25, 1733. A child 
1735. Rebecca, 1737. Hannah, 1741. 

BAYLEY, a child of John, Jr., 1750. 

BAYLEY, of Joseph, Tabitha, 1752. 
Mercy, 1755. Dorcas, 1757. 

BAYLEY, Jos. Jr., 1755. 

BAILEY, Dorcas of Joseph, Jr., May 
29, 1766. 

BAILEY, of William, Rachel, Jan. 10, 
1768. William, Aug. 14, 1768. Molly, 
Dec. 3, 1769. Benjamin, Oct. 6, 1771. 

BAILEY, Daniel of Daniel, Oct. 4, 

BAYLEY, of James, Abigail, March 
6. 1774. Elizabeth. April 14, 1776. Dan- 
iel, Sept. 24, 1780, 

BAYLEY, of Hudson, Dorcas, July 21, 
1776. Betsy, Aug. 22, 1779. Samuel, 
Jan. 27, 1782. Hudson, Aug. 20, 1786. 
Cornelius, Oct. 4, 1795. 

BAYLEY, Thomas of Nathaniel, Aug. 
1, 1790. 

BAYLEY, Samuel of Betsey, Nov. 2, 

BECK, of Thomas, Thomas, June 1, 
1788. Betsey, Mar. 8, 1789. Daniel 
Johnson, Mar. 13, 1791. Mary, Jan. 9, 
1793. Harriet, April 5, 1795. Hannah, 
April 2, 1797. 

BENNET, a child of William and Pris- 
cilla, 1752-5. 

BENNETT, of Barnabas, Mary, Dec. 14, 
1800. Barnabas, Feb. 14, 1802. Ed- 
ward, Sept. 11, 1803. A child. Mar. 2, 

BERNAL, Patience Mills of Joseph, 

BURNELL. John of John, Mar. 21, 1767. 

BERRY, of George, Unis, 1734. Obadiah, 
1737. William, 1739. A child, 1741. 
Miriam, 1745. 

BERRY, a child of George, Jr., May 29, 

BERRY, of George, Joanna, July 12, 
1767. Dorcas and Miriam, June 18, 

BERRY, of Obadiah, Joshua, June 14, 
1767. Elizabeth, Nov. 18, 1770. Sophia, 
Sept. 12, 1773. Joanna, June 15, 1777. 

BERRY, of Samuel, Dorcas, Oct. 31, 
1766. Benjamin Burdick, May 14, 1769. 

BERRY, Mary of William, July 1, 

BERRY, of Jeremiah, Thomas, May 
18, 1766. Thomas, May 22, 1768. Re- 
becca, Aug. 19, 1770. Joanna, Nov. 15, 

BERRY, of Josiah, Anna, Sept. 17, 
1769. Thankful, Sept. 22, 1771. Eliza- 
beth, July 8, 1775. Miriam Pole, June 
14, 1778, 



BLACKSTONE, of Benjamin and 
Mehitable, Benjamin, 1726. Nathaniel, 
November, 1731. Msary. 1"35. A child 
1741. A child 1745. 

BLACKSTONE, a child of Benjamin, 

Jr., 1752-5. 
BL.AKB, of John, two children, be- 
tween 1752 and '55. A child Oct. 9, 
1757. Dorathy, Nov. 8, 1767. Samuel, 
Dec. 3, 1769. A child Jan. 12, 1772. A 
child March 6, 1774. Susanna, July 
21, 1776. 

BOLTON, of Thomas, a child, April 4, 
1731, Mary, June 10, 1733. Martha, 

BOLTON, Thomas, of , New Mar- 

blehead. June 11, 1758. 

BO'^ERS, Eunice Titcomb of Kath- 
erine. Mar. 30, 1794. 

BOWLET, a child of Oliver, 1749. 

BOYD, of Robert. Susanna Coffin, May 
29, 1796. John Parker, and Eliza, June 
23, 1796. Frances, Jan. 13, 1799. Wil- 
liam, May 7, 1801. Robert, July 24, 
1803. Lendal Godfrey Smith, Mar. 17, 

BOYD, of Joseph, Mai-y Southg-ate, 
April 2, 1797. James Joseph, Aug'. 19, 
1798. Charles Orlando, Dec. 15, 1799. 
Robert Sauthgate, Nov. 28, 1804. 

BOYD, of Robert. Mary Elizabeth Scot, 
Edward Deering, Robert, Prances 
Swan, and Georgianna Rand, Oct. 24, 

BOYD, of John P., John Parker, June 
12, 1840. Susan Coffin, July 5, 1844. 
Mary Dwight, May 3, 1849. 

BOYD, Nicholas Emery, of Lendal and 
Theresa, November, 1848. 

BOYD, Charles Rand, and Anna 
Frances Harrod, of William, Esq., 
Jan. 4, 1849. 

BOYNTON, of Theophilus. Charlotte, 
Jan. 25, 1789. Harriet, Oct. 31, 1790. 
Rachel, Aug. 26, 1792. Hannah, July 
20, 1794. 

BRACKET, a child of Joshua and Abi- 
gail, Nov. 10, 1728. 

BRACKET, of Joshua, Mara, 1732, 
Sarah Weeks, 1734. Thankful, 1737. 
Eleanor, 1739. 

BRACKET, a child of Jos-hua and Eliz- 
abeth, 1745. 

BRACKET, of Jotshua, Mercy, 1747. 
Anthony, 1749. 

BRACKET, of Zechariah and Hannah, 
Joshua, 1726. Abigail, Oct. 3, 1727. 
Thomas, 1737. Mary, 1742. Ann, 1745. 

BRACKETT, Hannah of Abraham and 
Joanna, 1745. 

BRACKET, of Anthony, Mary, 1735. 
A child, 1738. A child, 1745. Eliza 
beth, 1747. Jeremiah, 1755. A child, 
Oct. 9, 1757. Kesia, May 11, 1766. 
Samuel, Mar. 26, 1769. Nathaniel, 
Sept. 29, 1771. 

BRACKET, a child of Joshua, Jr., 1758. 

BRACKET, of Thomas, Eunice, 1748. 
John Snow, 1749. Elizabeth, May 4. 
1766. Jane, July 14, 1769. Mary, June 
9, 1776. 

BRACKETT, of James, Rufus, Nov. 17, 

1771. Fabian, June 5, 1774. 
BRACKETT of Nathaniel, a son, April 

27, 1794. Samuel, June 26, 1796. A 
daughter, Oct. 13, 1799. 

BRADBURY, of Rowland and Eliza- 
beth, Oliver, Sept. 17, 1732. Mary, 
1734. Ann, 1735. A child, 1738. Je- 
rusha, 1774. A child (since died), 

BRADBURY, Wyman and Jabez, of 
Wyman, 1745. 

BRADBURY, of Samuel, a child. May 
7, 1758. Temperance, Mar. 6, 1768. 
Jacob Feb. 11,1770. Anna, Feb. 23. 

1772. Josiah, April 10, 1774. Wil- 
liam, Feb. 2. 1777. David, May, 23, 
1779. Betty, Aug. 18, 1782. 

BRADBURY, of Theophilus, Francis, 
Dec. 21, 1766. Hannah, Mar. 21, 1767. 
Frances, Sept. 11, 1768. Jabez, Jan. 
1, 1769. George, Oct. 14, 1770. Har- 
riet, May 9, 1773. Charles, Jan. 22, 
1775. Frances, May 3, 1778. 



BRADBURY, of Thomas, Daniel, May 

19, 1771. Thomas. Mar. 5, 1775. El- 
mira, Dec. 26, 17S4. Henry, Aug. 26, 

BRADBURY, of Jacob, Jeremiah, Jan. 
22, 1775. Jabez, Nov. 6, 1785. Jabez 
May 11, 1788 Andrew, Sept. 12 

BRADBURY, of John, Mary, July 20 
1777. John, Oct. 26, 1783. 

BRADBURY, of George, John Kent 
Oct. 28, 1S02. Caroline Keith, Aug 
11, 1805. 

BRADISH. of David. Mary. June 12 
1768. Jonathan, Dec. 24, 1769. Abi- 
gail, Feb. 3, 1771. David, Feb. 23 
1772. Levi, Feb 6, 1774. Susanna 
Jan. 5, 1777. Eunice, Mar. 14, 1779 
Sally April 30, 1786. David, Feb. 3 
1788. Nancy, Aug. 17, 1789. 

BRADFORD, five children of Esquire 
Jan. 4,. 1849. 

BRANCH, a child of , July 1759. 

BRAZIER. Zachary Harrison, of 
Bathsheba, 1734. 

BRAZIER, a child of Zaeh. Harrison 
and Sarah, 1759. 

BRAZIER, of Harrison, Sarah, Sept. 

20, 1767. Nathaniel, Feb. 4, 1770. Lucy, 
July 26, 1772. Anna, Feb. 12, 1775. 
Harrison, Aug 17, 1777. Betsey, July 
16, 1780. 

BRAZIER, of Moses. Mercy, Nov. 13, 
1785. Moses, July 22, 1787. Dorcas, 
July 5, 1789. Sally, July 17, 1791. 
Dorcas, June 9, 1793. Eley, Mar. 20, 

BRAZIER. Sally of Enoch, Oct. 2, 1785. 

BRAZIER, of Daniel, Daniel, June 13, 
1790. Harrison, April 29, 1792. Har- 
riet, Nov. 6, 1796. Mary, April 28, 
1799. Frances, May 12, 1803. George, 
July 7, 1805. 

BRIGHTMAN, of Joseph, Susanna, 
Oct. 26, 1767. John Pomroy, Feb. 18, 
1770. A daughter, Sept. 23, 1773. 

BROOKS, of Cotton B., William Grey, 
Nov. 21, 1805. Edward Cotton, Nov. 
6, 1806. John Cotton. July 14, 1809. 
Joanna Hall, Nov. 15, 1811. 

BROOKS, John and Lucy, of A. S., 
Esq., 1822. 

BROWNS, a child of Mr. J., 1726. 

BROWN, Joseph, of John and Hannah, 
May 21, 1727. 

BROWNE, of William, Moses, April 21, 
1771. Hannah July 18, 1773. Rebecca, 
June 18, 1775. Dorcas, July 5, 1778. 
Esther Clough, April 12, 1779. Wil- 
liam, Jan. 7, 1781. Reuben, May 16, 

BRYANT, of Jonathan, Margaret, Nov. 
29, 1772. James, Feb. 20, 1780. Eliza- 
beth, June 2, 1782. Joseph, June 6, 1784. 
Samuel, Mar. 5, 1786. Charles, Aug. 
1. 1790. Henry, Sept. 29, 1793. George, 
Sept. 18, 1796. James, June 30, 1799. 

BRYANT, of Jonathan, Jr., Edward, 
Oct. 30, 1800. Adelaide Eliza, April 1, 
1802. Mary, Sept. 29, 1803. Harriet, 
July 7, 1805. 

BRYANT, William, of William, July 
6, 1788. 

BRYANT, James, of James, Oct. 6, 1793. 

BRYANT, Edward, Miranda Keating, 
Dorcas, Martha and Charles Free- 
man, of Mary (Freeman), 1816. 

BUCKNAM, of William, Deborah, 1737. 
William, 1739. John, 1741. John, 1746. 
A child, 1749. 

BURDET, Benjamin, of , 1742. 

BURNS, of George, James, Mar. 21, 
1773. Thameson, Feb. 19, 1775. 
George, April 6, 1777. Benjamin, Sept. 
19, 1779. Peggy, Nov. 11, 1781. Michael, 
Jan. 7, 1784. Betsey and Polly, April 
9, 1786. 

BUTLER, of George, Edward, 1739. A 
child, 1749. 

BUXTON, William, of James and Sus- 
anna, 1726. 



CAIIMETT, of Dudley, Dudley and 
Elizabeth, twins, May 22, 1774. Sarah 
and Molly, June 5, 1785. Anne, Aug. 
14 1785. William, Nov. 17, 1786. 

CARR, John of Martha, Mar. 12, 1769. 

CARTER, of Caleb, Caleb, April 22, 
1770. Elizabeth, Jan. 26, 1772. Benja- 
min. Jan. 30, 1774. 

CARTER, of Mary, Benjamin, Nov. 6, 
1785. Betsey Gooding, July 17, 1791. 

CARTER, the children of Caleb, Nov. 

- 17, 1S53. 

CARVILL, of HeniT, Samuel, Feb. 16, 
1766. Benjamin, Sept. 27, 1767. Sarah 
and Elizabeth, Mar. 25, 1770. Sarah 
Sewall, Feb. 16, 1772. 

CART, of James, Sarah, 1746. James, 

CATES, of Samuel and Ruth, Edward, 
1752. Elizabeth, before 1756. 

CAWLEY, a child of Mr. , at N. 

Casco, 1752. 

CENTER, Joseph Hudson, of Bernard, 
Aug. 8. 1799. 

CHADWICK, Edmund of Edmund, 
Nov. 13, 1774. 

CHADWICK, a child and grandchild 
of Anna, May 2, 1815. 

CHADWICK, of Samuel, William 
Frederick, Hannah Elezabeth and 
George Henry, April 11, 1833. Ellas 
Merrill, Sept. 25, 1842. 

CHADWICK, of Thomas, Caroline Fox, 
Aug. 17, 1834. Helen Louisa, Oct. 2, 

CHELLIES, of Joseph, Hannah and 
T'homa-s, June 21, 1767. Jerusha, Nov. 
20, 1768. A child, Feb. 17, 1771. Eu- 
nice, Oct. 24, 1773. Joseph, June 16, 

CHAMBERLAIN, of Aaron, Polly, 
Sept. 10, 1775. Aaron, July 20, 1777. 

CHAPMAN, Mary Wilman, of John, 

CHEWT, of Josiah, Josiah, Nov. 15, 
1789. Nancy, June 2, 1793. 

CHICK, four children of Nathan, 1752- 

CHILD, of Isaac, Susanna, 1734. Mer- 
cy, 1737. 

CHILD, of Thomas, Thomas, Sept. 17, 
1775. Mary, Sept. 22, 1776. Isabella, 
March 22, 1778. Thomas, Jan. 20. 

CLAPP, of Asa, Charles, July 25, 1790. 
Elizabeth Williams, Nov. 6, 1791 
Elizabeth Williams, Sept. 25, 1796. 
Frances Billings, Sept. 20, 1798. 
Charles Quincy, June 23, 1799. Maiy 
Jane Grey and Asa William Henry, 
Nov. 21, 1805. 

CLAPP, Mary Jane Emerson, of Julia 
M. D.. Aug. 31, 1842. 

CLARK, Sarah, of George, Nov. 24, 

CLARK, William, of Samuel, 1748. 

CLARK, a child of Nicholas, 1749. 

CLIFFORD, a child of Elizabeth, be- 
tween 1752 and '55. 

CLOUGH, of Moses, Esther, 1746. 
John, 1748. Sarah, 1752. 

CLOUGH, of Reuben, Esther, March 
2, 1766. Moses, June 19, 1768. 

CLOUTMAN, Edward with his two 
children, 1741. 

COATS, a child of John, Nov. 7, 1736. 

COB, of Jonathan, Jonathan, Aug. 6, 
1727. Jedediah, September, 1730. 

COB, of Chipman and Elizabeth, Na- 
than, 1732. Andrew, 1734. A child, 

COB, of Ebenezer, Abigail, 1735. Smith 
Woodard, 1737. Elizabeth, 1740. 

COB, of Peter, Peter, 1755. El.zabith, 
Nov. 26. 1771. 

COB, of Samuel. William, 1742. A 
child, 1743. Thankful, 1747. A child, 

COB, of James, a child, 1752. Abigail, 
1755. Rebecca, July 6, 1766. 

COB, a child of Andrew, May 7, 1758. 

COB, Lydia, of Benjamin, July 20, 1766. 



COBB, of Smith, Abigail, Oct. 19, 1766. 
Smith, July 16. 1769. Sarah, July 13. 
1773. Enoch, Aug. 2, 1778. 

COBB, of Jedediah, Esther, Jan. 19, 
1766. William, March 27, 1768. Mary, 
Sept. 9, 1770. Anna, Feb. 28, 1773. 
Ebenezer, Mar. 3, 1777. 

COBB, William, of Daniel, Oct. 3, 1784. 

COBB, of Matthew, Mary Caroline, 
Aug. 27, 1797. Frederick, Aug. 11, 1801. 

COBB, of Enoch, Mary Scott and Eliz- 
abeth, June 28, 1804. Louisa, Sept. 26, 

CODMAN, of Richard, a child, July, 
1759. Sarah, June 22, 1766. William, 
Oct. 6, 1771. Mary, Nov. 28, 1779. 
Lucy, Oct. 27, 1782. 

CODMAN, of Richard, Jr., Edward 
Preble, Nov. 20, 1791. Richard, May 
19, 1793. 

CODMAN, William Henry, of William, 
May 21, 1807. 

COFFIN, of Nathaniel, Sarali, 1741. 
Dorcas, 1746. Francis and Dorcas, be- 
tween 1752 and '55. 

COFFIN, of Dr. Nathaniel, Harriet, 
Aug. 26, 1770. Polly Forster, April 26, 
1772. Susanna, June 13, 1773. 

COLBY, of John, Samuel, Eleanor, John 
and Jenny, Oct. 18, 1778. 

COLBY, of Samuel, Mary, May 19, 1793. 
Samuel, May 10, 1795. Sally, July 26, 
1801. Susanna Bradley, April 15, 1804. 
Elizabeth, May 21, 1807. Nathaniel, 
Morse, July 14, 1809. 

COLE, Thomas, of Aaron, April 13, 1766. 

COLE, of Noah, William, Jan. 28, 1770. 
Eleazer, April 12, 1772. Asa, Nov. 13, 

COLE, of John, Nabby, Sept. 1, 1793. 
G-eorge, Jan. 17, 1797. John Cox. April 
28, 1797. Eben. Jan. 17, 1799. Nathan- 
iel, Oct. 12. 1800. 

COLLEY, Rebecca, of John and Re- 
becca, 1739. 

COLLEY, Phebe, of James, 1747. 

COMBS, of Anthony. Anthony, May 3, 
1730. A child, Aug. 20, 1732. A child, 
1734. John and Mercy, 1738. William, 
1740. Rosanna, 1742. Peter, 1744. 

CONANT, of Joseph, Lot. Nov., 1729. 
Thomas, Dec, 1731. Elizabeth and 
Sarah, June 10, 1733. Mehitable, 1735. 
Bartholamew, 1737. Joseph, 1739. A 
child, 1742. 

COTTON, of William, Sarah, 1737. Wil- 
liam, 1739. A child, 1741. 

COWEN, a child of John, Sept. 17, 1732. 

COX, Thankful, of John, Aug., 1731. 

COX, of Joseph, Jemima, Mar. 28, 1732, 
Lemuel, Feb. 25, 1733. Submit, July 
2, 1736. Eliphalet, Jan., 1738. 

COX, of James, William, 1745. Cather- 
ine, 1755. 

COX, of James, Rhoda, June 29, 1766. 
James, Aug. 28. 1768. James, Nov. 12, 
1769. Richard Champion, Oct. 8, 1771. 
Mary Oxenbridge, April 4, 1773. 
Esther, July 31, 1774. Jacob, Mar. 17, 

COX, John Danforth, of John and Sa- 
rah, 1741. 

COX, of John, Jr., Kezia, 1743. A child, 
1745. Dorcas, 1747. A child. 1752. 
Molly, 1755. 

COX, of John, John, Jan. 27, 1771. 
Gerard Beckman, May 2, 1773. Charles, 
July 23, 1775. Samuel, May 16, 1779. 

COX, of Josiah, Martha, Dec. 13, 1767. 
William, Mar. 18, 1770. Sarah, Mar. 
1, 1772. Nancy, Jan. 23, 1774. Josiah, 
(of Josiah deceased), Jan. 7, 1776. 

COX, of Josiah, Caroline, Sept. 23, 1792. 
John, Mar. 1, 1795. Josiah, Feb. 18, 
1798. Emillia, June 18, 1801. Mary, 
July 5, 1805. 

COX. of Lemuel, Sarah. June 12, 1768. 
Moses, May 12, 1771. Molly, Aug. 21, 

COX, of William, William. Oct. 19, 1788. 
Barbra, Jan. 10, 1790. John Swan, 
May 10, 1792. 


COX, of Enoch, Joseph, Nov. 11, 1792. 
Lemuel, July 5, 1795. Doroas, Oct. 23, 
OOX, of John, Susan Gore, 1819. Susan, 
1822. John Harris, Josiah and Ed- 
ward Bartlett, Sept. 22, 1833. Frances 
Emily, 1843. Eliza Harrod, Aug. 25, 
CRA.BTREE, Jemima, of Green, May 

14, 1786. 
CROCKER, Dorothy, of , Decem- 
ber, 1731. 
CROCKER, Currier, of James, 1734. 
CROCKET, Mary, of Richard and 

Mary, Aug. 20, 1732. 
CROCKET, of Samuel and Sarah, Sa- 
rah, 1740. Betty, 1741. Sarah, 1743. 
CROCKET, of Nathaniel, Lucy 1743. 
A child, 1746. A child, 1748. Two ch.l- 
dren, 1752. Two children at Stroud- 
water, Aug. 29, 1759. At same time 
a grandchild (motherless) of Mrs, 
CROCKET, Samuel, Jan. 24, 1768. 

Robinson, March 4, 1770, of . 

CROMWELL, Elizabeth, of J., 1726. 
CROMWELL, a child of Caleb, 1740. 
.CROSS, of Nathaniel, Almy, March 
14, 1790. Ferdinand, Jan. 1, 1792. 
Katherieie, May 26, 1793. A child. 
Aug. 20, 1795. 
CROSS, a child of Robert and Caro- 
line, 1814. 
CROSS, Laura Sandford, EKen Maria, 
Frederick Hillard, and Horatio Nel- 
son, of Mrs. Cross, whose molher was 
a Sandford, December, 1848. 
CRUFT, George Theodore, of Rev. 

Mr., Feb. 25, 1845. 
CUMMINGS, Thomas and William^ of 

Deborah, 1726. 
CUMMINGS, a child of Mr. at N. 

Casco, 1752. 
CUMMINGS, Elenora, of Thomas, Feb. 

18, 1781. 
CUMMINGS, Isaac Ilsley, of Nathan, 

March, 1831. 
CURTIS, of John, Mary, Feb. 5, 1728- 

CURTIS, Nancy, of John, Sept, 14, 

CUSIHING, Mehitable, of Loring, June 
3, 1759. 

CUTTER, Julia Ann, of Levi, Sept. 25, 

DAILY, of Emor, a child, Aug. 13, 
1786. Mary, Jan. 6, 1788. A child, Sept. 
19. 1791. Mercy, Nov. 3, 1793. 

DANA, Frederick, of David, Dec. 18, 

DAVENPORT, Catherine DeFord, Sa- 
rah, George and Ichabod Nichols, of 
Mrs., May, 1832. 

DAVIS, of William and Patience, Sa- 
rah, March 12, 1726-7. Patience, April 
6, 1729. William, April 4, 1731. Samue', 
Feb. 25, 1733. John, 1738. Ebenezer, 

DAVIS, of Zech., Bathsheba, 1745. 
Martha, 1747. A child, 1750. 

DAVIS, Edward, of Daniel, Sept. 10, 

DAVEIS, of C. S., John Taylor Gil- 
man, Charles Edward Henry, Mary 
Cogswell, Anna Ticknor eund Caroline 
Elizabeth, Nov. 11, 1827. 

DAVEIS, Anna Emery, of Dr. Gilman, 

November, 1848. 
DAY, of George, WJliam, Aug. 31, 

1794. Maria, March 13, 1796. Charles, 
Feb. 24, 1799. Elizabeth, June 18, 

DEANE, of Jonathan, Betsey, 'Nov. 11, 
1787. Jeremiah Rumslead, Aug. 9, 
1789. Samuel, March 29, 1791. Cath- 
erine, Dec. 30, 1792. Joseph, Aug. 23, 

1795. Mary, June 25, 1797. Mariam, 
Feb. 2, 1800. David, Dec. 20, 1801. 
Eleanor, Aug. 5, 1804. Sarah, Oct. LO, 

DEARBORN, Emily Louisa Gerry, of 
Mrs., March, 1849. 

DEARING, of John, Sarah, July 17, 
1768. Anna, Sept. 9, 1770. Eb^nezir 
Little, Sept. 27, 1772. John, Oct. 1, 
1775. Nathaniel, Jan. 19, 1783. Eunce, 
March 13, 1785. 



DEAIRING, Of Nathaniel, James. Aug. 
24, 1766. Molly, Feb. 18, 1770. 

DEERING, of Elliot and Hannah, 
Mariam, Aug. 30, 1789. William Fu'- 
lerton. May 8, 1791. Dorcas, Oct. 6, 
1793. Ebeoezer Frost, May 15, 1796. 
Charles Milk, May 17, 1801. 

DEERING, of James, James Ferdi- 
nand, Almira, Edward Preble. Mary 
Louisa and Ellen Maria, June, 1810. 

DEERING, of Ellen, Ellen Carjline, 
Abby Rodgers Dupee, Daniel Fox, 
Elizabeth Milk and Nathaniel Jones, 

DEERING, of Nathaniel F., Ellen 
Waite, George Waite, Edward 
Preble, Rufus Washburne and Mary 
Preble, Jan. 3, 1850. 

DEERING, of Nathaniel, Esq., George- 
anna, Mariam, James, Henry and 
Maurice, Feb. 7, 1853. 

DEBL,OIS,Stephen, of Stephen, Sept. 6, 

DINSDALE, of Henry, Lucy, May 20, 
1781. William, Aug. 11, 1782. John 
June 6, 1784. Samuel, Feb. 27, 1785. 
Olive, Jan. 14, 1787. 

DIMOCK, of Jabez, Bethia, May 3, 1730. 
Baihsheba, June 10, 1733. Desire, 1737. 

DIX, of Mary, Asa Clapp, John Edwin 
Orlando, and Mary Adelaide, 1819. 

DOANE, a child of Mr., at Stroudwa- 
ter, Sept. 28, 1757. 

DOLE, Betty of Richard, Jan. 31, 1768. 

DOLE, of John, Sarah, Mar. 12, 1775. 
Deborah, Apanl 14, 17S2. Hannah, 
Oct. 10, 1784. John, July 9, 1786. 

DONHAM, of Elisha, a child, Sept., 
1731. Solomon, 1737. 

DONNOM, of Elisha and Mary, Jona- 
than and David (adults), Elisha, 
John, Bathsheba, Mary and Susanna, 
July 23, 1736. 

DUNHAM, of Martha, Dorcas, Nov. 1, 
1772. Joseph, Sept. 11, 1774. Nathan- 
iel. May 19, 1776. 

DOUGHTY, of Thomas, Jonathan, 1737. 
Thomas, 1738. George, 1740. A child, 
1745. Martha. 1747. 

DOUGHTY, a child of , 1745. Four 

children of Sarah, 1747. 
DOUGHTY, of James, a child, 1750. 

James, 1752. Martha, 1757. 
DOUGHTY, a child of Elizabeth, 1755. 
DOUGLASS, Benjamin and Elizabeth, 

of James and Mary, 1726. 
DOW, of Jabez, Sarah, Aug. 24, 1766. 

Mercy, July 7, 1771. 
DUGGINS, Rosanna, of John, July 9, 

DUN, Deborah, of Josiah, Mar. 27, 1768. 
DYER, Delia Ann, of Christ., Sept. 7, 

DYER, of Lemuel, Robert Ford, 1817. 

Robert F., Sept. 18, 1828. 
EATON, Phebe, wife of Thomas, Sept. 

2, 1810. 
EIDERBURY, Anna, of Jane, July 22, 

ELDER, (parents' name not given), 

Samuel, April 4, 1731. George, June 

10, 1733. Elizabeth, July 2, 1736. 

Isaac, 1739. Prudence, 1742. Samuel. 

ELIOT, William Augustus, of 

Nov. 4, 1810. 
ELWELL, of Jonathan, David, April 3, 

1768. Dolly, Nov. 17, 1771. Isaac 

Battle, Feb. 20, 1774. Becca, Oct. 5, 
ELWELL, of Henry, Robert, July 5, 

1778. Isaac, Nov. 26, 1780. 
ELWELL, Hannah of Timothy, Oct. 5, 

EMERSON, a child of Joseph and Tabi- 

tha, Mai-. 28, 1732. 
EMERSON, Jabez, of Thomas and 

Tabitha, June 10, 1733. 
EMERSON, of Tabitha, Martha, 1735. 

Isreal, 1737. 
ERVING, Shirley of Shirley, Mar. 13, 


EVANS, Thomas of 1744. 

EVANS, of Estwick, Henry, Sept. 3, 

1797. David, May 18, 1800. George, 

Nov. 8, 1801. Catherine, June 24, 1804. 

Richard, Oct. 13, 1805. Martba, April 

12, 1807. 



FARROW, Miriam, of , 1750. 

Thomas of of New Marblehead, 

June 11, 1758. 

FELLOWS, William Dexter, of Abi- 
gail, Dec. 11, 1808. 

FIELD, of Zechariah and Mary, two 
children, 1739. Zechariah, 1743. 

Obediah, 1745. A child, 1748. 

FITS, of Aaron, Joannetta McLellan 
and Elizabeth, May 25, 1809. Rebec- 
ca, 1811. 

FLETCHER, of Mrs., Elizabeth Mari- 
anne and Arthur Wellington, 1815. 
Cordelia Chadwick, Grace Webster 
and James Williams, July 1832. Cai'o- 
line, Aug. 17, 1834. Julia Webster 
and George Albert, in Boston, May 
24, 1842. 

FLETT, of , Margaret, Feb. 8, 1767. 

FLOOD, of James, a child, 1752. a son, 

July 20, 1755. a child, June 17, 1759. 
Hannah, Aug. 2, 1767. Morris, July 30, 
1769. Nabby, Nov. 20, 1774. 

FLORA, adult negro servant of E. 
Watts, Nov. 5, 1769. 

FLURTY, Hanah of , Nov. 3, 1766. 

FORBES, a child of • July 1759. 

FOSS, of Sarah, Mary, Oct. 15, 1738. 
Lois, 1740. 

FOSTER, of Ephraim and Mery, Mary, 
1738. a child, 1745. 

FOWLER, Gilbert, of May 17, 1778. 

FOWLER, of , Moses, Sept. 15, 

1802. Joseph, Oct. 28, 1804. Sarah 
Gookin, Sept. 25, 1806. David, Sept. 
22, 1808. 

FOX, Elizabeth of Jabez, 1748. 

FOX, of John, Mary, Oct. 25, 1778. 
Daniel, Sept. 24, 1780. Charles, May 12, 
1782. John, April 17, 1785. 

FOX, George of George, 1821. 

FOX, of Daniel, Daniel, Elizabeth 
Lewis, Archelaus Lewis, Harriet 
Lewis and William Osborne, April, 
10, 1829. 

FRANK, a child of Thomas and Ann, 
between 1752 and '5. 

FORD, Nabby of , April, 25, 1790. 

FRANKLYN, Sarah of David, Sept. 


FRASIER. James of — , April 17, 1774. 

FREEMAN, of Enoch, Samuel, 1743. 

James, 1744. Mary, 1746. William, 

1747. Enoch, 1750. Mary, 1752. 

FREEMAN, of Joshua, Hannah, 1745. 

Mary, 1746. Elizabeth, 1752. 
FREEMAN, Sarah, (an adult,) Mary, 
Daniel, Lois, Eunice, Joshua and 
Moses, of Joshua, Sept. 22, 1767. 
FREEMAN, of Joshua, Jr., Samuel, 
Oct. 10, 1767. Pearson, Feb. 11, 1770. 
Jeremiah, April 12, 1772. Thomas, 
Jan. 1, 1775. 
FREEMAN, Elizabeth, of Reuben, 

Feb. 4, 1767. 
FREEMAN, of Enoch, Jr., Abigail. 

July 13, 1788. Enoch, Aug. 29. 1790. 
FREEMAN, of Thomas, Lois, April 3[>, 
1797. Mary Woodman, Feb. 17, 1799. 
Daniel, Oct. 30, 1800. Margaret Weks, 
Aug. 18, 1803. Sarah. June 21, 1803, 
Elvira, Oct. 8, 1807. Lo's and Eu-^ice, 
twins, July 1, 1810. Joshua, June 17, 
FREEMAN, of Samuel, Mary, S^pt. 
27, 1778. Samuel Deane, May 20, 1781. 
William, July 13, 1783. Elzabeth, 
Nov. 12, 1786. Dorcas, July 5, 1789. 
Henry, March 4, 1792. Charles, June 
22, 1794. George, March 13, 1796. 
Charlotte, March ^, 1800. John Wood- 
man, June, 1807. 
FREEMAN, Eunice, of Daniel, June 

26, 1791. 
FREEMAN, of Jeremy, Eunice Cros- 
by, May 14, 1797. George Pearson, 
July 5, 1805. 
FRINK, of John, Sarah, Nov. 26, 1771. 

Samuel, April 26, 1776. 
FROST, of Charles, Joanna, 1739. 
Abigail, 1744. William, 1748. Jane, 1750. 
Andrew Pepperell, 1752. Charles, July 
20, 1755. 



FROTHINiQHAM, of John, Martha, 
Sept. 24, 1786. John, June 22, 1788. 
Samuel, March 7, 17S0 Sa'.ly, Nov. 20, 
1791. Joseph May, D?c. 22, 17P3. Sal- 
ly, Nov. 22, 1795. Hollis, Feb. 4, 1798. 
Mary Elizabeth Preble, Oct. 20, 1799. 
Lewis, May 12, 1803. Abigail Moy, 
June, 1807. 
GARAL.ST, Mary, of Martha, Dec. 17, 

GARLAND, of , children, April 

20, 1727. Peter, April 4, 1731. 

GATCHEL, children of , April 20,1727. 

Samuel, of , 1745. 

GENNIS, Deborah of Jemima, Sept. 14, 

GERRISH, Nathaniel of Benjamin, 

Sept. 20, 1767. 
GIBS, of Andrew, Susanna. 1739. Wil- 
liam, 1741, a child ,1745. 
GILKEY, a child of James and Martha, 

OILMAN, Edward and , of Phebe, 

OILMAN, Helen TVilliams of Dr., May 

30, 1841. 
OILMAN, Daniel of Joseph, July 4, 

OILMAN, Marg'aret Deering, wife of 
Augustas, and Margaret Deering her 
child, Feb. 7, 1853. 
GODDARD, William and Lucy, of 

Thatc'ner, April 20, 1804. 
GODDARD, of William, Mary Storer, 

Nov. 7,1807. William. May 2, 1813. 
GODFREY, a child of Benjamin and 

Olive, 1748. A child, 1752. 
GOODING, James of widow Mary, Oct. 

26, 1766. 
GOODING, of John, Lucy Sept. 13, 1767. 

Jenny, Nov. 6, 1768. 
GOODING, of Richa'-d, Dorcas, Aug., 31 
1777. Lemuel, Oct. 31, 1779. Geirge, 
June 2, 1782. 
GOODING, of Samuel, William, July 1, 
1775. Mary, March 9, 1777. William, 
June 11, 1780. Martha, May 12, 1782, 
John, Feb. 20, 1785. Mercy, Sept. 30, 

GOODWIN, Margaret of Elzabetli.June 

10, 1733. 
GOODWIN, of James, Margaret, June 

10, 1733. Sarah, 1737. Mary, 1740. Me- 

h; table, 1749. 
GOODWIN, of James, Jr., a child and 

Richard, between 1752 and '55. 
GOODWIN, Betty of Joseph and Han- 
nah. 1748. 
GOODWIN, a child of John and Mary, 

GOODWIN, of John, William, May 17, 

1772. Katherine, Feb. 19, 1775. Lyd a 

LeBaron, Jan. 1, 1786. Emily, May 17, 

1789. Lucy, April 8, 1792. 
GOOKIN, of Simon, Dorothy, 1745. 

Joshua, 1749. 
GOOKIN, Anna, sei-vant of Samuel, 

April 24, 1767. 
GOOLD, of Moses and Phebe, Mary 

1726. Moses, March 31, 1728. Phebe, 

Sept. 21, 1729. Ptiebe, April 4, 1731. 

C^iarity, Feb. 25, 1732. A ch.ld, 1734, 

Sarah, 1735. Aaron, 1737. 
GORE, Sarah Dana, of Jeremiah. Jr., 

May 31, 1829. 

GORDAN, Joshua Bangs, of , 1757. 

GORHAM, James Allen, of John, 1742. 

Charles, 1743. 

GORHAM, Sarah, of , 1742. 

GORHAM, Reuben, of Benjamin, 1747. 

GRAFTON, Mary, of , 1735. 

GRAFFAM, of .Jacob, Hannah and Lyd- 

ia, 1746. John Lunt, 1750. 
GRAFFAM, of Samuel, Samuel, 1744. 

Ephraim, 1752. 

GRAFFAM, Lidia, of , 1752. 

GRAVES, of John and Elizabeth, Re- 
becca and Esther, 1726. Samuel, 

March 16, 1726-27. 
GRAVES, of William and Elizabeth. 

Joseph, May, 1730. Charles Jctmson. 

March 28, 1732. John, 1735. Joanna, 

1737. John, 1739. Crispus. 1742. 
GRAVES, a child of John and Jenny, 

GRAVES, of Crispus, Ablg-ail, Oct. 19, 

1766, Tabitha, Dec. 28, 1767. 



GREELT, of Ttiomas, Mary, 1748. 
Thomas, 1755. 

GREELB, William Henry, of William, 
May 11, 1834. 

GREEN, of William. Kezia, Oct. 12, 
1766. Lydia, May 7. 1769. John, May 
S, 1774. 

GREEN, of William, Jr., Peggy Flett, 
Oct. 3, 1784. William, Sept. 30, 1787. 

GREEN, of Samuel, a dau., June 22, 
1766. A child, Aug. 30, 1767. Will'am, 
Sept. 9, 1770. Hannah, June 20, 1773. 

GREEN, of Henry, Henry and Polly, 
April 25, 1790. Benjamin, July 1. 1792. 
Robert Ford. Sept. 14, 1794. William, 
May 7, 1797. Joshua, April 21, 1799 
W:lli:im, Aug. 2, 1801. Emma, March 
18. 1804. Sarah, Dec. 1, 1805. 

GREEN, of Daniel, Daniel Wood, Nov. 
15, 1778. Nabby, March 19, 1780. Wil- 
liam, Sept 8, 1782. Molly, June 5, 
1785. A chiLI, Sept. 1787. Sarah, July 
28,1799. A child, Jan. 3, 1802. Abigail, 
"Brackett, Oct. 12, 1809. 

GREEN, Benjamin Franklin. Susan 
and Sarah, of Temperance B., April, 

GUSTIAN. of David and .Jane, Abigail, 
April 28. 1728. John, June 14. 1729. 
A child. Mar. 28, 17 '2. Ebenezer and 
Phebe. 1734. Sarah. 1737. A child, 
1739. David. 1741. A child, 1750. 

GUSTIAN. of David, Mary. May 11. 
1766. Lucy. Oct. 23. 1768. Sarah, June 
21, 1778. 

GUSTIAN, of Ebenezer, Rebecca, Sept. 
15, 1771. Susanna, Feb. 27, 1774. John, 
July 13, 1783. John, May 29, 1785. 

GUTTERIDGE, a child, of May 

29, 1758. 

HAGER, a negro child belonging to 
Jeremy Riggs, Aug. 13. 1727. 

HAGER, a negro child belonging to my- 
self, 1739. 

HALE, William Pepperell, of Eliphalet 
and Elizabeth, 1737. 

HALE, of David, Tliomas, Sept. 27, 1800. 
Thomas Child, July 11, 1802. 

HALL, of Ebenezer and Hannah, a 
child. May, 1730. Jane, Sept. 17, 1732. 
Ebenezer, 1735. 

HALL, Susanna of Ebenezer and Su- 
sanna, 1739. 

HALL, of Cornelius and Elizabeth, 
Sarah, 17.34. Cornelius White, 1735. 
Samuel, 17.37. Elizabeth, 1739. Jane, 

HALL, of Stephen, Martha, Oct. 
24, 1779. John Hancock, Feb. 11, 1781. 
Mary, Dec. 14, 1783. William Augus- 
tus, Oct. 9, 1785. Willard, June 8, 
1788. Martha Cotton, July 29, 1792. 

HAM, of Shadrack, Sarah, Feb. 21, 

1768. Stephen Tobey, May 6, 1770. 
Joseph, Aug. 22, 1773. Martha, Nov. 
29, 1778. Nancy, Oct. 3. 1790. 

HAM, of Joseph, Joseph, Aug. 10, 1794. 
Stephen, Jan. 6, 1799. a son, Oct. 5, 

HENDERSON, a child of Barbara, be- 
tween 1752 and '5. 

HANSON, Samuel and Philip Greele, 
of Samuel, April 4, 1852. 

HART, a child of , 1747. 

HARDEN, Elizabeth of Seth and Eliza- 
beth, 1752. 

HARRISON, of Robert, Sarah, Aug. 24, 
1766. Robert, Dec. 18, 1768. William, 
Aug. 2, 1772. 

HARPER, of William, Sarah, June 4, 

1769. Clarissa, July 14, 1771. Samuel, 
Feb. 27, 1774. 

HASKEL, of Thomas and Mary, Wil- 
liam, June 16, 1728. Rachel, July 12, 
1730. Sarah, Sept. 17, 1732. John, 
1735,. Anna, 1737. 

HASKEL, of Solomon, Solomon and a 
child, between 1752 and '55. 

HASKEL, a child of John and Abigail, 

HASKEL, Samuel Gookin, of Mary, 
June 24, 1792. 



HASLEM, of George, Tamor, Sept. 20. 

1767. George, May 6, 1770. 
HATNES, of Mathias, Abner, July 13, 

1777. William, Oct. 5, 1777. Mary, 

Dec. 20, 177S. Sally, Aug. 15, 1784. 

Thankful, July 10, 1785. 
HENSHAW, of Joshua, Elizabeth, 

Sept. 20, 1767. Mehitable, June 4, 1769. 

Samuel, Oct. 20, 1771. ivlary. March 

21, 1773. Katherine, Jan. 1. 1775. 
HICKS, of Lemuel and Hannah, Nath- 
aniel, 1740. Lemuel, 1741. A child, 

HICKS, a child of Joseph and Kerenha- 

puok. between 1752 and '55. 
HICKS. Nathaniel, of Joseph, Nov. 21, 

HILL, of George, George and William 

Henry, 1818. Elizabeth Jane, 1821. 
HIDE, Ephriam, of Ephriam, July 20, 

HILTON, of Ebenezer, a child, 1757. 

Theophilus, Aug. 21, 1768. John, Dec. 

9, 1770. Samuel. May 1, 1774. 
HILTON, Apphia, of Joshua, Nov. 19, 

HILTON, Augusta, of Thomas, June 9, 

HINKLEY, of Seth, Samuel, July 4, 

1773. Stertien, Dec. 4, 1774. . 
HOBBY, of John, Lucy, Sept. 24, 1786. 

Francis Dana, Aug. 31. 1788. John, 

June 20, 1790. Hanoch, July 1, 1792. 

Caroline. June 9, 1793. George, July 

27, 1798. Francis Dana. Oct. 20, 1799. 
HOBS, Jonathan, of Jonathan, 1750. 
HODGDON, of Jeremy and Mary, 

James, Benjamin and Elizabeth, Aug. 

20, 1732. Se'th, Sept. 17, 1732. Ann, 

1734. Jeremiah, 1737. Mary, 1740. 
HODGDON, Molly, of John, Mar. 8, 1772. 
HODGKINS, Anna of Sarah, March 28, 

HODGKINS, William, of William, Aug. 

3, 1740. 
HODGKINS, of Philip, a child, 1742. 

Mary, 1745. 

HODGKINS, Philip, of Mary, 1735. 

HODGKINS, Samuel, of Samuel, 1752. 

HODGKINS, of Samuel, Samuel, Jan. 
14, 1776. Reuben, Mar. 8, 1778. Betsey, 
Feb. 14, 1779. Nathaniel, Sept. 9, 1781. 
Molly, Nov. 30, 1783. Thankful, July 
31, 1785. Sally, Mar. 25, 1787. 

HOIT, of John Millet, Mary Norvil, Feb. 
16, 1777. John Seal, April 27, 1783. 
Mace, Jan. 29, 1786. 

HOIT, Joseph, of David, Feb. 24, 1788. 

HOOD, Joseph Thoms, of James, Sept. 
22, 1771. 

HOLLAND, of William, William, May 
3, 1772. Wilkes, Sept. 24, 1775. 

HOOLE, Thomas, of William, Aug. 27, 

HOOPER, Nathaniel, of Sarah, Feb. 27, 

HOPKINS— of Benjamin, Hannah and 
Benjamin, May 20, 1798. Martha 
Jordan, Oct. 20, 1799. Anne, May 18, 
1804. George, Nov. 21, 1805. Mary 
Jordan, Sept. 22, 1808. 

HORNE. George, of . May. 1, 1808. 

HORTON, John, of the widow, Dec. 28, 

HOSSACK, of Charles, John, Jan. 19, 
1777. Barbara, April, 25, 1779. Mary, 
April 21, 1782. George, July 20, 1783. 
Elizabeth, March 20, 1785. 

HOWELL, of Arthur, Francis, April CO, 
1769. John Galston, Oct. 6, 1771. 

HOWELL, of Silas, Sally, May 18, 1774. 
Folly, April 30, 1775. Silas, March 7, 
1779. Joanna, May 11, 1783. Benjamin, 
Oct. 8, 1786. 

HUBBART. Charles of Charles Hobby, 
May 29, 1774 

HUNNEYFORD. of Thomas and Mar- 
garet, Robert Barber, and , 1746. A 

child, 1747. 

HUNNYWEL, a child of Zerubbabel 
and Hannah, 1740. 

HUNT, Ephriam of Ichabod and Sus- 
anna, 1744 



HUNT. Sarah of , 1755. 

HUNTRESS, of Christopher, Richard, 

July 7, 176S. Abigail July 10, 1768. 
HUSTON, of George and Ann, Amos, 

1740. Submit, 1742. A child, 1745. 

John, 1747 A child, Oct. 9, 1757. 
HUSTON, of William, Mary, Sept. 17. 

1769. Joseph, Aug. 11, 1771. 
HUTCHINSON, Josiah of Daniel, June 

28, 1772. 
HUAYS, Sarah of Jonas, 1742. 
ILSLiEY, of Isaac and Mary, Jonathan, 

1738. Daniel, 1740. Ebenezer, 1742. 

Betty, 1746. A child, 1752. 
ILSLEY, of Enoch, a child, 1757. Dor- 
cas, June 3, 1759. Almira, Oct. 19, 1766. 

Parker, Jan. 15, 1769. Hannah, Jan. 20, 

1771. Joseph, July 11, 1773. Augusta, 

June 25, 1775. 
ILSLiEY, of Jonathan, Clarissa, Jan. 10, 

1768. Joanna, April 8, 1770. Olive, April 
19, 1772. Dorcas, Aug. 21, 1774. Joshua. 

Oct. 5, 1777 
ILSLEY, of Isaac, Betty. April 3, 1768. 

John Baker, Oct. 7, 1770. 
ILSLEY, of Hosea, Harrlet,May 13, 17S7. 

Harriet, Oct. 26. 1788. Elizabeth,Jan. 

31, 1790. 
ILSLEY, of Joshua, Sarah Field, Aug. 

11, 1792. Sarah Field, April 10, 1796. 

Abigail, April 13, 1800. 
ILSLEY, Mary Moody of Parker, July 

20, 1794. 
ILSLEY, of Henry, Ebenezer, March 25, 

1809. Henry, July 14, 1809. 
ILSLEY, Charlotte of Isaac, 1819. 
INGRAM, Susan of Mary, 1734. 
INGRAHAM. of Joseph, Edward. Dec. 

3, 1775. Edward. March 29,, 1778. 

James Milk, Jan. 14, 1781. 
INGRAHAM, Edward of William, Sept. 

24. 1786. 
INGRAHAM. of James Milk. James 

Milk, April 13, 1806. Elizabeth Thurs- 
ton, June, 1807. 
INGERSOL, Sarah, of Benjamin, Jan. 

28, 1727-8. 

INGERSOL, of Nathaniel. Martha, 1750. 

A child, 1752. A child, 1755. 
INGERSOL, Susanna, of , July 26, 

IRISH, of James and Elizabeth, John 

and Mary, 1726. Joseph, April 14, 1728. 

Elizabeth, May 3, 1730. Thomas, 

1732. A child, 1734. Elizabeth, 1740. 
IRISH, a child of John and Sarah, 1749. 
JAMES, William, of William. May 6, 


JAMISON, Paul, of . Nov. 19. 1728. 

JENISON. M-ary. of Martyn. Feb. 14, 

Jackson, of Francis, Elizabeth, 1735. 

Thomas, July 2, 1736. Frances, 1739. 

JENKS, Esther of , June 3, 1759. 

JENKS, of Benjamin, Samuel, Nov. 

10, 1771. Charlotte, May 25, 1777. 
JENKS, of William, Elizabeth, Oct. 19, 

1777. Willam, Feb. 20, 1780. James, 

Dec. 2, 1781. John, Nov. 2, 1783. Sal- 
ly, April 10, 1785. Elizabeth, Nov. 

19, 1786. 
JEWETT, Joseph, of James. July 30, 


JOHNSON, Mary, of . June 10 1733. 

JOHNSON, of Daniel, Daniel Hodge. 

Oct. 22. 1801. Lucy, Dec. 3. 1806. 
JOHNSTON, a child of George and 

Mary, between 1752 and '5. 
JONES, of Ephraim, Mary, 1742. Pear- 
son, 1747. A child, June 17, 1759. 
JONES, of Nathaniel and Mary, Lidia, 

Nov. 7, 1736. Jabez. 1739. 
JONES, of Stephen, Stephen, 1739. 

Micah, 1740. Abigail, 1745. 
JONES, three children of Mary Jr. 1750. 
JONES, of Peai-son, Mary, Sept. 13, 1772. 

Frances, Aug. 21, 1774. William, Feb. 

1, 1778. Enoch, Aug. 20, 1780. 
JONES, of Ezekiel and Elizabeth, a 

child. 1757. A child. May 14. 1758. 

Phineas, Sept. 14, 1766. 
JONES, Elizabeth Stewart, of Charles 

and Ann, Nov. 19, 1848. 



JORDAN, a daughter of Nathaniel and 

Dorathy. Nov. 19, 1728. 
JORDAN, of Jeremiah and Sarah, 

Deborah. Feb. 27, 1727-8. A child, 

May, 1730. 
JORDAN, Hannah, of Dominicus, 

March 27, 1728. 
JORDAN, a child of Lieut., May, 

JORDAN, Hannah, Abigail and Lucy, 

of Rachel, Feb. 14, 1733. 
JORDAN, Sally, of Bartholomew, May 

18, 1788. 
KAINE, Moses Goold, of Joseph and 

Jane, 1748. 
KENNEY, Samuel, of John arid Eliza- 
beth, Aug. 29, 1742. 
KENNEY, William, of Samuel, Jan. 12. 

KETTLA, Jacob Quincy, of , July 

8, 1798. 
KENDRICK, Margaret S., of Daniel, 

Sept. 20, 1804. 
KIMtBALL, Elizabeth, of , June 

25, 1767. 
KIMBALL, of John, Eliza, Sept. 22, 

1793. Moses, Oct. 4, 1795. 
KIMBALL, Abba, Martha Ellen, Han- 
nah Lucy, of William, November, 

KNIGHT, a child of Nathan, Aug. 20, 


KNIGHT, Sarah, of , 1735 

KNIQHT, Amos, of , 1737. 

KNIGHTS, of Nathaniel, Elizabeth, 

1735. Nathaniel, 1737. George, 1740. 
KNIGHT, of William, Winthrop, 1737. 

A child, 1752. 
KNIGHT, a child of William and Han- 
nah, 1757. 
KNIGHT, of Geore- Judah, (a dau.) 

1739. George, 1741. Isaac, 1746. A 

child, 1750. 
KNIGHTS— Richard, of Moses and 

Hannah, 1739. 
KNIGHTS, Moses, gt , 1747. 

KNIGHT, a child of George, Jr., May 
7, 1758. 

KNIGHT, of George, Enoch, Sept. 3, 
1769. Sarah, June 23, 1771. Patience 
and Prudence, twins, Aug. 1, 1773. 

KNIGHTS, Jacob, of Anthony, 1746. 

KNIGHTS, Samuel, of Isaac, 1748. 

KNIGHTS, Isaac of Isaac, Jr., 1752. 

KNIGHTS, Job, of Enoch, 1747. 

KNIGHTS, a child, of Moses, 1749. 

KNIGHTS, Priscilla, of Henry, 1740. 

KNIGHTS, a child, of Henry, Jr., and 
Mehitable, 1757. 

KNIGHTS, a child of Mark and Mar- 
garet, 1759. 

KNIGHT, of Samuel, Moses Young, 
May 15, 1774. Rebecca, Dec. 3, 1776. 
Molly, Dec. 26, 1779. Thomas, Nov. 10, 
1782. Isaac, June 10, 1785. Toppan, 
Feb. 15, 1789. Nathaniel, Nov. 2 1797. 

KNIGHTS, a child of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth, 1752-5. 

KNIGHT, of Benjamin, Jr., Anthony, 
May 17, 1772. Jacob, Oct. 23, 1774. 
Elizabeth, Feb. 16, 1777. Benjamin, 
Feb. 27, 1780. William Walker, May 
19, 1782. Molly, March 14, 1784. Isaac, 
Feb. 19, 1786. Isaac, Dec. 30, 17S7. 
Nabby, Dec. 20, 1789. Betsey, July 1, 
1792. Fanny, June 14, 1795. 

KNIGHTS, of Benjamin, Jr., Jane Pat- 
terson, Ann Ingraham, William 
Walker, Isabella Hutcherson and 
Mary Walker, 1817. Caroline and 
Laura, 1818. 

KNIGHT, of John, Molly, Mar. 21, 1767. 
Anna, July 2, 1769. John, Sept. 1, 1771. 
HannaJi, July 31, 1774. Sarah, Sept. 9, 

KNIGHT, of Anthony and Mercy, 
James, May 24, 1795. Reuben, Feb. 
19, 1797. Reuben, March 10, 1799. 
Charles, Oct. 22, 1801. Anthony, Oct. 
13, 1804. Charles, Nov. 17, 1805. Nab- 
by, May 7, 1809. 



KNIGHT, of Jacob, Jacob, June 15, 1797. 
Nathaniel, April 21, 1799. Nathaniel, 
Oct. 30, 1800. Edward, May 12, 1803. 
George, May 17, 1805. Mary Elizabeth, 
Oct. 8, 1807. George, Oct. 12, 1809. Al- 
bert, Aug. 23, 1811. Ferdinand, 1815. 

KNOX, of Andrew, Hugh, Sept. 1730. 
Andrew, Feb. 14, 1732. 

LAMB, a child of , 1748. 

LARRABY, of Benjamin, Eliz-abeth, 
Aug. 20, 1732. BenjaiTiin, 1735. Mary, 
1737. Sarah, 1740. John, 1745. 

LARRABEE, of John, Jane, March 13, 
1774. William, Sept. 15, 1776. Mary, 
Feb. 8, 1778. John and Joshua, twins, 
Dec. 1, 1782. Thomas. Dec. 12, 1784. 
Joseph, Oct. 19, 1786. George, Nov. 14, 

LARRABEE, Martha, of Gideon, Sept. 
8, 1805. 

LEAVITT, Abigail, of Benjam'n, April 
30, 1797. 

LESLIE, of Richard, Lucy, June 29, 
1794. Richard, April 17, 1796. William, 
April 22, 1798. A child, November, 
1798. William, Aug. 18, 1799. James, 
Nov. 20, 1803. 

LESTLEY, Sally, of , Nov. 21, 


LESTLEY, Richard Layton, of Dorcas, 
March 29, 1807. 

LEWIS, Francis Watts, of Jno., May 
15, 1812. 

LIBBEE, a child of William, 1741. 

LINCOLN, Elizabeth, of , April 

23, 1780. 

LITTLE, of Paul, Paul, Aug. 23, 1767. 
Mary, April 16, 1769. Elizabeth, Feb. 

24, 1771. Sarah, July 18, 1773. Mary, 
Nov. 27, 1774. Timothy, Dec. 22, 1776. 

LITTLE, Thomas Pechy and John 
Bowdoin Pechy, of Eben, 1818. 

LOCK, of Nathaniel, Nathaniel, De- 
cember, 1731. A child, 1734. Jonathan, 
1739. Mary, 1745. A child, 1748. Abijah, 

LONG, William, Lydia, Joseph and 

George, of , June 23, 1796. Mary 

Russel, May 9, 1798. 

LONGFELLOW, Stephen, of Stephen, 

LONGFELLOW, Stephen, Henry 
Wadsworth, Elizabeth Wadsworth, 
Ann and Alexander, of Stephen, Jr., 

LONGFELLOW, of Stephen, Jr., and 
Marianna, Stephen, Aug. 24, 1834. 
William Pitt nnd Ellen, Sept. 30, 1838. 
Henry Wadsworth, March 22, 1841. 

LORD, Mary Stanford, Edward Au- 
gustus, Eliza Adams, John Adams, 
Charles Stuart, William Caldwell and 
Sarah Newmarch, of John, 1815. 

LOVETT, of Joseph, Joseph, Aug. 14, 
1768. John, Jan. 6, 1771. 

LOW, of Beniah, Benjam'n, May 6, 
1781. Sally, Oct. 6, 1782. Samuel, 
Nov. 28, 1784. Charity, Feb. 11, 1787. 
Eunice, April 12, 1789. 

LOWELL, Thomas, of , Feb. 25, 


LOWELL, three children, of Amy, 1744. 

LOWELL. Joshua, of , 1745. 

LOWELL, John, of Abner, 1748. 

LOWELL, of Abner, Mary, March 20, 

1768. William, June 16, 1770. Sarah, 
Aug. 9, 1772. Betty, May 11, 1774. 
Daniel, Jan. 22, 1775. Eunice, Oct. 31, 

1779. Anne, Feb. 3, 1782. A child, 
Aug. 13, 1786. 

LOWELL, of Joshua, Abner, Oct. 21, 

1769. Thomas, Aug. 23, 1772. John, 
Sept, 11, 1774. 

LUNT, Joshua, of Johnson, Sept. 17, 

LUNT, a child of , 1747. A child, 


LUNT, of Samuel, a child, 1745. Sa- 
rah, 1747. 

LUNT, James, of James, 1750. 

LUNT, of Benjamin, Benjamin, Jan. 16, 

1780. Jane, Sept. 10, 1780. Elizabeth, 
Sept. 15, 1782. 



L.UNT. of MOS8S, Mary, Nov. 6, 1774. 

Sarah, July 10, 1785. Eunice, Oct. 28, 

1787. Almira, April 10, 1791. Lydia, 

May 19, 1793. Hannali, Feb. 15, 1795. 

Amos. March 18, 1798. 
LUNT, of Michael, Sarah, Dec. 19, 1775. 

Job, Feb. 22, 1778. Mary, May 12, 1782. 

Willram, July 25, 1784. Michael, Mit- 

ton and Abigail, Sept. 23, 1792. Is-aac 

Skilling-s, June 16, 1793. 
LUNT, James, of Daniel, Nov. 26, 1781. 
MALOT, Anne, of W.lliam, Sept. 1 1805. 

MARSTIN, a child of , 1742. 

MARCH, of Pelatiah, Pelatiah, May 17, 

1772. John, March 27, 1774. 
MARSTON, of Jasper, a son, Jan. 5,1766. 

Jonathan, Oct. IS, 1767. Patience, Jan. 

29, 1769. Rebecc-a, Jan. 17, 1772. 

Paul, April 25, 1773. Sarah, July 21, 

MARSTON, -of Brackett, Joslah, Dec. 

13, 1772. John, Jan. 15, 1773. Simon, 

April 4, 1779. 
MARRINER, Hannah of Jon. S?pt. 

MARTIN, of John, Joseph McLellan, 

July 5, 1767. John, April 30, 1769. 

Enoch, Dec. 22, 1771. William, 

March 27, 1774. Polly, Sept. 1, 1776. 
MARVELL, of Daniel, William, Sept. 

12, 1773. Nancy, May 17, 1778. 
MARWICK, of Huxhey, Nabby, Mar. 

13, 1774. Abigail, May 22, 1785. 
MARWICK, of Hu°-h, Nancy, May 10, 

1789. Andrew, Jan. 15, 1792. 
MARWICK, Frederick, of Lydia, April 

8, 1802. 
MARY, of black Peter, Sept. 11, 1798. 
MASURY, of John, Jane, Oct. 28, 1775. 

Rebecca, Jan. 27, 1793. 
MASURY, John, of widow Eliza, April 

1, 1796. 
MAXFIELD, a child of , Sept. 

21, 1729. 
MAXWELL, a dau. of . Feb. 14, 


MAYLING, Barbara, of John, June 15, 

MAY, of John, Charles Augustus, June 
24, 1792. Mary Davenport, Aug. 8, 

MAYHEW, of Ebenez3r and Aphia, 
Simeon and a child, 1745. Aphia, 1750. 

MAYO, Martha and Mary, of Simeon, 
June 11, 1798. 

MEANS, of Robert and Jane, John, 
Sept. 24, 17'' ■ Hannah, April 12, 
1730. Dorcas, Aug. 20, 1732. 

MERRILL, of John, Nathan, March 
28, 1732. Ann, 1735. Abel, 1737. Abi- 
gail, 1739. 

MERRILL, Susanna, of Joseph and 
Abigail, 1746. 

MERRILL, of James and Hannah, 
Jud-ah, 1739. A child, 1742. Edmund, 

MERRILL, a child of Richard, 1745. 

MERRILL, a child of John Jr., and 
Bethia, 1752-5. 

MERRILL, a child of Benjamin and 
Sarah, 1752-5. 

MERRILL, a child of , 1755. 

MERRILL, of Israel, Israel, 1744. 
Elias, 1746. A child, 1747. 

MERRILL, of Humphrey, a child, 1749. 
A child, 1752. 

MERRILL, of Seward, Georgeana, 
Sarah Eugenia, Lucy Ann Sanborn, 
James and Seward Henry, June 14, 

MERRILL, of Thomas and Sophia, 
Leonard William, Ellen Louisa, The- 
odore Charles, John Mussey, Eliza- 
beth Sophia, and Thomas Levi, July 
8, 1827. Sarah Smith, Aug. 17, 1828. 
Frederick Augustus, Aug., 1831. 

MILK, of James, Mary, 1736. Sarah, 
1738. Martha, 1739. Mary, 1742. 
Betty, 1747. Abigail, 1756. 

MILK, of James, Jr., Nathaniel, Oct. 
4, 1767. Lydia Hall, Feb. 11, 1770. 
Sarah, Aug. 25, 1771. 



MILLET, of John and Bethia, Martha, 
Jan. 7, 1727-8. Bathsheba, June 6, 

MILLER, of John, Betty, 1743. John, 

MILLS, Susanna Walker, of Jonas, 
June 24, 1804. 

MITCHELL, of , Olive, April 7, 

1728. Saj-ah and Joanna, Feb. 14, 

MITCHELL, Elizabeth, of Dominicus, 
Sept. 7, 1766. 

MITCHELL, of Robert, Robert, June 
27, 1784. Stephen, July 24, 1785. Mary, 
Aug. 1, 1790. Olive Cobb, July 31, 
1791. Martha, Nov. 18, 1792. Eliza- 
beth Ingersol, April 26, 1795. Anne 
Ingraham, Nov. 26, 1797. Nathaniel 
Ingersol, Aug. IS, 1803. 

MITCHELL, James Russell, of James, 
May 11, 1794. 

McCOBB, James Thomas, of Parker 
and Rebecca H., 1821. 

Mccormick, of Alexander and Eliz- 
abeth, Eleanor, Jan. 10, 1773. Jane, 
April 2, 1775. 

Mcdonald, a child of David, of 
Stroudwater, Sept. 28, 1757. 

McDONNALD, Betsey and Sally 
Cross, of James, June 15, 1797. 

MACKENTIRE, of , a child, 1745. 

Dolly, 1747. A child, 1749. 

Mcintosh, of , John, charlotte 

and Rebecca, Aug. 6, 1775. 

MACKFARLAND, Mary, of , 

May 10, 1730. 

McKINNEY, Robert, of Robert and 
Mary, Mar. 27, 1728. 

McKENNY. Betty, of . Oct. 4. 


MACKCREET, Robert, of , 1747. 

MACKEASTALLANS, children of 
Henry and James. 1752-5. 

MACKWILLIAMS, of John, a child, 
September, 1730. John, June 10, 1733. 

MACKLALLAND, of John, a child, 
April 4, 1731. Agnes, 1735. 

MACKLALLAND, Abigail, of Hugh, 
January, 1738. 

MACKLALLAND, of Brice, a child, 
Aug. 20, 1732. James, 1734. William, 
1735. Rachel, 1738. 

MACKLALLAND, of Alexander, a 
child, 1743. Samuel, 1747. 

MACLALLAND, of Joseph, a child. 
1758. Stephen, March 2, 1766. Eliza- 
beth, July 10, 1768. Eunice, Jan. 24, 

MACLALLAND, children of Elizabeth, 

MACKLALLAND, children of Mary, 


McLELLAN. of -William, William, 
Jan. 8, 1775. William, Sept. 1, 1776. 
Harriet, Aug. 16, 1778. George, May 
6, 1781. Polly, Jan. 7, 1784. 

McLELLAN, of Arthur, Samuel Rob- 
ertson, Feb. 9, 1779. Thomas, Aug. 6, 
1780. Alexander, Aug. 18, 1782. Eliza- 
beth, Oct. 19, 1786. Jane, July 6, 1788. 
Peggy, June 6, 1790. Margaret Pad- 
dock, June 3, 1792. Arthur and Mary, 
twins, July 5, 1795. 

McLELLAN, Anna, of Samuel, Jan. 21. 
1776. V *1 

McLELLAN, of Hugh, Eunice, July 18, 
1784. Nabby, Jan. 8, 1786. Mary, Jan. 
27, 1788. 

McLELLAN, of John, Elizabeth, Nov. 
8, 1795. Sarah, May 7, 1797. 

McLELLAN, of Stephen, Augusta Ils- 
ley, July 14, 1809. Charlotte Ilsley, 
March 15, 1811. 

McLELLAN, Thomas Town, of Capt. 
Thomas, 1815. 

MONROE, of , Lucy Anne, June 

26, 1812. George Osborn, 1815. 

MOODEY, of Samuel and Mary, Wil- 
liam, June 16, 1728. Samuel, Aug. 30, 
1730. Joshua, June 10, 1733. Mary, 



MOODEY, of Enoch, Mary, 1741. A 
child, 1758. Lemuel, July 5, 1767. 
Samuel, Nov. 19, 1769. Anna, March 
14, 1773. 

MOODY, of Joshua and Tabitha, 
Houchin, 1737. William, 1740. Samuel, 

MOODY, of Nathaniel Green, a child, 
1759. Sarah, Jan. 26, 1766. William, 
June 19, 1768. Henrietta, Aug. 4, 

MOODY, of Houchin, JosiaJi, Marcih 21, 
1767. Tabitha, Feb. 19, 1769. Thank- 
ful, July 7, 1771. Houchin, Sept. 5, 

1773. A daughter, Sept. 6, 1778. Enoch, 
Aug. 26, 1781. 

MOODY, of Samuel, Mercy, March 24, 
1771. Joshua, May 2, 1773. Mehitable 
Minot, May 21, 1775. 

MOODY, of William, Loisa, Sept. 30, 
1810. Granville, March 27, 1812. 

MORSE, of Jonathan, a child, 17"5. 
Elizubeth, 1739. Joseph, 1740. A child, 
1758. ' ■' 

MORSE, a child o-f Jonathan and Ex- 
perience, 1752-5. 

MORSE, of Jonathan, Jr., Sally, Jan. 
31, 1768. Jonathan, Feb. 24, 1771. 

MORSE, of Anthony, a child, 1745. 
John, 1746. A child, 1752. 

MORSE, of Eliphalet, Eliphalet, April 
3. 1768. Adnah, Sept. 10, 1769. Martha, 
April 7. 1771. Jonathan, Nov. 22, 1772. 
M-ary, Jan. 15, 1775. 

MORSE, Elizabeth, of Robert, April 
19, 1767. 

MORSE, William, of Stephen, July 31, 

1774. ' , 
MORSE, of Nathaniel, Joseph, July 25, 

1789. Charles, July 10, 1791. 

MOSELY, of Thomas and Submit, Jo- 
seph, July 6, 1729. Thomas, Aug. 20, 
1732. William, 1734. Ebenezer. 1739. 

MOSIER, of Daniel and Jane, Hannah, 
1734. Katherine, 1735. James, 1737. 
A child, 1739. 

MOTLEY, of Joihn, Ann, 1744. A child, 

1746. James, 1748. 
MOTLEY, of Richard, William Hejiry, 

Nov. 6, 1808. Anne, Nov. 12, 1809. 
MOUNTFORTH, of Edmund, Edmund, 

1732. Samuel, 1734. 
MOULTON, of Enoch, Sarah Anne, 

Nov. 27, 1808. A daughter, Jan. 24, 

MUMFORD, Samuel, of Edmund and 

Mary, 1737. 
MUMFORD, a child of Edmund and 

Hannah, 1752-5. 
MUSSEY, of Benjamin, a child, 1749. 

A child, 1755. Abigail, Dec. 11, 1768. 

Mary, April 23, 1775. 
MUSSEY, Harriet Tracy, of John, 

Esq., March 14, 1841. 
NEAL, of Jeremiah, Elizabeth, Sept. 

1730. Sarah, 1738. 
NEAL, Ann of Mary, April 11 1736. 
NEWMAN, of Thomas, Nathaniel, 

March 21, 1767. Lydia, April 2, 1769. 

Daniel, May 31, 1772. Nathaniel, 

April 17, 1774. Cornelius, Aug. 4, 1776. 

Hannah, Nov. 26, 1786. Sarah, Feb. 

24, 1788. Lydia, Sept. 26, 1790. 
NEWMAN, a child of Thomas Jr., Sept. 

3, 1786. 
NICHOLS, of John, S-amuel. March 22, 

1772. Polly, June 26, 1774. Sally, 

Dec. 22, 1776. Dorcas, Nov. 11, 1781. 

John, Dec. 8, 1782. Abigail Ingraham, 

Jan. 9, 1785. Samuel, July 22, 1787. 
NICHOLS, Betsey, of widow Betsey, 

July 18, 1790. 
NICHOLS, John Tayl-or Oilman, of 

Rev. Ichabod, Sept. 27, 1812. 
NICHOLS, Willard Atherton, Eliza- 
beth Keith, and Margaret Atherton, 

of George R. of Standish, Nov. 2, 1848. 
NORTON, Elisha Sigourney, of Thom- 
as, July 1, 1802. 
NOWELL, Moses, of Zachariah, March 

10, 1782. 
NOICE, Mary of Nathan, 1739. 



NOICE, of Josiah and Mary, Hannah, 

1738. Joseph, 1740. Cutting and Ben- 
jamin, 1745. Oliver, 174T. A child, 

NOICE, a child of Samuel and Mary, 

NOICE, Amos, of Peter and Hannah, 

NOYES, of Peter, Dean, July 13, 1766. 

Hutchinson, July 3, 1768. Joseph, 

Nov. 24, 1771. 
NOYES, a child of David and S-arah, 

NOYES, of David, Anna, April 5, 1767. 

Elizabeth, Feb. 19, 1769. Hepzibah, 

April 7, 1771. Newman, Nov. 8, 1772. 

Sarah, Feb. 26, 1775. 
NOYES, of Noah, Katherlne, Oct. 12, 

1766. Jeremiah Wheelwright, Feb. 18, 

1770. John, March 1, 1772. George, 

Feb. 27, 1774. 
NOYES, Rachel of Zebulum, March 27, 

NOYES, of Joseph, Jacob, July 24. 1768. 

Anna, Aug. 26, 1770. Polly and Josiah, 

Sept. 30, 1781. 
NOYES, of Moses, Thomas, Nov. 5, 1769. 

Eunice April 26, 1772. Eunice, Nabby 

and Nathaniel Locke, March 11, 1787. 
NOYES, of Timothy, David, May 27, 

1770. Rachel, April 19, 1772. 
NOYEiS, of Jacob, Joseph Cobham and 

William, Aug, 7, 1800. Edward, Sept. 

15, 1802. Julia Anna, May 18, 1804. 

Elizabeth Freeman, Aug. 14, 1806. 

Horatio, May 19, 1808. Enoch Jones, 

Sept. 30, 1810. 
NOYES, of Ebenezer, George Needham 

and Susanna Jefferds, June 18, 1801. 
NUTTER, Mary Chadwick, of , of 

Boston, Aug. 28, 1852. 
O'BRIEN, Henry, of Mary, June 15, 

OSGOOD, of Abraham, David Ross, 

June 5, 1808. Francis, June 4, 1809. 
OWEN, of John and Lucretia, John and 

Mary, 1726. Mary, Nov. 12, 1727. 

Thomas, Aug. 3, 1729. 

OWENS, Thomas, of Margaret, 1737. 

OWENS, of John, William, 1740. Gideon, 

OWEN, of Ebenezer, Mary, May 29, 
1766. William, Aug. 14, 1768. Joseph, 
Oct. 7, 1770. John, July 17, 1774. 
Ebenezer, May 16, 1779. Ebenezer, 
June 11, 1780. Rebecca, Feb. 2, 1783. 
Cotton, March 6, 1785. 

OWEN, of William, David, May 10, 1767. 
John, Sept. 10, 1769. Elizabeth, June 
9, 1771. Samuel, June 28, 1772. John, 
Oct. 25, 1772. Peggy, March 13, 1774. 

OWEN, of James, Eunice, Feb. 28, 1773. 
Lois, March 12, 1775. Samuel, July 13, 
1777. Dorcas, Sept. 6, 1778. 

OWEN, of John, William Cotton, Nov. 
7, 1802. Salumith, May 12, 1804. John 
July 6, 1806. Mary, June 3, 1810. 
Charles, Oct. 25, 1812. 

OXNARD, a son of Edward, 1821. 

OXNARD, of John, Mary Elizabeth, 
George Augustus, John Edward, Han- 
nah Chapin and Francis Stewart, 
Nov. 1848. 

PAINE, Elizabeth, of Jonathan, 1751. 
Thomas, 1752-5. 

PAINE, of Jonathan, Dorcas, March 6, 
1768. Elizabeth, Aug. 13, 1769. Jona- 
than, July 5, 1772. Nancy, Oct. 23, 
1774. Harriet, Sept. 21, 1777. Charles, 
Nov. 14, 1779. Phebe, May 26, 1782. 
Charles, June 13, 1784. Sophia, Sept. 
24, 1786. Alexander, Aug, 9, 1789. 

PAINE, of Josiah, Theodore, Aug. 23, 
1811. Prances Augusta, 1815. 

PARKER, of Josiah, Edmund, Sept. 4, 
1774. Mary and Elizabeth, July 23, 

PARKER, of Isaac, John Henry Tudor, 
Sept. 26, 1804. Margaret Jarvis, Anne 
Brooks and Charles Albert, Oct. 14, 
1804. John Henry, Nov. 21, 1805. 

PATCH, of , Janette, June 9, 1793. 

Eliza, Oct. 30, 1796. 

PATCH, Richard Montgomery, of 
Thomas, July 20, 1797. 

PATRICK, children of David, 1741. 



PATRICKS, two children at Stroudwa- 
ter, Sept. 28, 1757. 

PEJAOHY, Mary and Margaret, of 
Thomas, May 14, 1809. 

PEARSON, Lois, of Moses, June 10, 

PEARSON, of William, Jonathan, Nov. 
16, 1766. Elizabeth, Dec. 25, 1768. An- 
na, April 7, 1771. Samuel, Jan. 31, 
1773. Josiah, June 11, 1775. 

PENNEL, of Thomas and Rachel, John, 
July 2, 1736. Thomas, 1739. Lucy, 1742. 

PENNEL, of Clement, a child, 1742. 
Molly, 1746. Joseph, 1748. A child, 
June 17, 1759. 

PEJSTNBL, of , Hannah, 1752. 

PENNEL, of Matthew, Nancy, March 
11, 1781. Oily, Feb. 16, 1783. Betsey, 
Oct. 31, 1784. Josiah, Aug. 24, 1788. 

PERRY, Susanna of John, Sept 17, 

PETTINGALE, a child of Benjamin 
and Abigail, 1752. 

PETTINGALE, Daniel, of Mary, Dec. 
7, 1788. 

PHINNEY, of John and Martha, Pa- 
tience, July 12, 1730. John, 1732. Sa- 
rah, 1734. Colman, 1738. A child, 

PHIPPS, of Danforth and Elizabeth, 
Roger Dearing, July 2, 1736. Olive, 
1738. David, 1741. Elizabet'n, 1743. 

Solomon, 1745. Hannah, 1747. Lucy, 

PICKERING ,of Samuel, Molly, Jan. 
26, 1766. Daniel, Feb. 7, 1768. Abi- 
gail, Oct. 7, 1770. 

PIKE, of Timothy, Hannah, Oct. 12, 
1766. Hannah, March 15, 176S. Han- 
nah, June 16, 1770. Timothy, Dec. 
29, 1771. William, Aug. 20, 1775. 
Charles and Mary, Sept. 30, 1780. 
Robert, July 7, 1782. George, Oct. 5, 
1783. Elizabeth, March 11, 1787. 

PITMAN, of William, a child, 1758. Sa- 
rah, May 29, 1766. 

PLUMMER, of Moses, a daughter, 
June 22, 1766. Hannah, Oct. 4, 1767. 
Samuel, July 2, 1769. Joseph, Sept. 
16, 1770. Moses, Jan. 5, 1772. Wil- 
liam, Nov. 20, 1774. John, Nov. 22. 
1778. Samuel, Feb. 3, 1782. 

PLUMMER, of Mary, Charles Brad- 
bury, and Hannah, Sept. 20, 1804. 

POINTER, Joshua, of , May 16, 


POLAND, of Caleb, Thomas, 1743. A 
child, 1745. A child, 1750. Benjamin, 

POLIN, Samuel, of James, 1748. 

POLIN, of Samuel, Samuel, Oct. 2, 1768. 
Thomas, Nov. 19, 1769. Sarah, Jan. 5, 
1772. James, Jan. 30, 1774. 

POLIN, JonaUian, of James, Feb. 24, 

POLIN, Joanna, of Stephen, May 4, 1777. 

POLIN, JsLTies of Jonathan, Dec. 2, 1792. 

POLIN, of Benjamin, Sarah, March 5, 
1775. Joseph, March 9, 1777. Stephen, 
Nov. 1, 1778. Hannah, Nov, 5, 1780. Eu- 
nice, Nov. 3, 1782. Benjamin, Jan. 4, 
1784. Joseph, Jan. 15, 1786. Francis, 
Sept. 20, 1789. Eunice, June 13, 1790. 
Charlotte, June 24, 1790. Charlotte 
Feb. 23. 1894. Fanny, March 19. 1797. 

POLLEN of John, Sarah, Dec, 1731. 
Mary 1735. Elizabeth, 1741. 

POOL, of James, James, Nov. 12, 1786. 
Polly, Aug. 23, 1789. Convers Richard, 
Feb. 11, 1792. Samuel Gibson, Nov. 23, 
1794. Louisa Sept. 10, 1797. William 
Daniel Chute, Eunice and Benjamin, 
Oct. 20, 1814. 

POTE, of William, Samuel, Sept. 1731. 
A child, 1734. 

POTE, of Gamaliel, William, 1744. Eli- 
sha, 1746. Increase, 1747. 

POTE, of Thomas, a child, 1743. A child, 

POTE, Miriam^, of Jeremiah and Eliza- 
beth, 1748. 

POTE, of Sarah, , a child, 1758. 

Hannah, June 3, 1759. 



PORTERFIELD, a child at Stroud- 

water, Aug. 29, 1759. 
POTTER, of Barrett, Elizabeth Ann, 

Sept. 2. ISIO. A son, July 12, 1812. 

John Barrett, 1815. 
PREBLE, of Ebenezer, Eben, July 28, 

1782, Mary, Dec. 3, 1786. Charles, May 

25, 1788. 
PREBLE, Dorcas, of Joshua, July 25, 

PREBLE, of Enoch, Eben and Adeline, 

Nov. 17, 1805. Ellen Bangs, Nov. 4, 

1808. George Henry, 1816. 
PREBLE, of William P., William Pitt, 

Marianna and Nancy, 1819. 
PREBLE, Henry Oxnard, of George, 

Aug. 25, 1847. 
PREBLE, Edith, of William, Sept. 24, 

PREBLE, Henry, of William and Har- 
riet, June 11, 1853. 
PRIDE, of Joseph and Sarah, Joseph, 

April 14, 1728. Benjamin, May 3, 1730. 

Hannah, March 28, 1732. William, 

PRIDE, a child of Joseph, 1752. 
PRIDE, a child of Joseph and Hannah, 

PRIDE, a child of William and Phebe, 

PRIOR, William, of William, July 30, 

PRIOR, a child of Betsey, Sept. 20, 1804. 
PROCTOR, of Samuel and Sarah, John, 

Benjamin, Samuel, Sarah and William, 

1726. Keziah, March 12, 1727. Jemima, 

PROCTOR, Keren-happuch, of John 

and Sarah, Oct. 26, 1729. 
PROCTOR, of John, Molly, 1745. John, 

1748. Kezia, 1750. Thomas, July 20, 

PROCTOR, Deborah, of Ephraim, 1743. 
PROCTOR, of Benjamin, Benjamin, 

1742. Richard, 1746. Hannah, 1752. 
PROCTOR, of Samuel, Sarah, 1747. 

Samuel, 1749. Betty, 1751. 

PROCTOR, of Samuel, Thomas, Sept. 

14. 1766. Humility, Sept. 22, 1773. 
PROCTOR, a child of William and 

Charity, 1752-5. 
PROCTOR, Susanna, of William, Sept. 

22, 1773. 
PROUT, Elizabeth and Abigail, twins of 

Ebenezer, Dec. 30, 1770. 
PUMMBRY, of Richard and Hannah, 

Mary, 1726. Hannah, March 9, 1727-8. 

Richard, April 12, 1730. Joseph, 1734. 

POM'ROY, Betty, of , June 13, 1775. 

QUIMBY, of Joseph, Joseph, 1746. Sa- 
rah, 1748. Sarah, 1750. A child. May 

14, 1758. 

QUINBY, Thomas, of Rebecca, May 30, 
1773. ., ; 

RAND, of Benjamin, Abigail, June 29, 
1766. Esther, Aug. 21, 1768. Mary, 
Dec. 3, 1769. Benjamin, May 26, 1771. 
John, March 28, 1773. 

RAND, of John, Elizabeth, Nov. 9, 

1766. Roland, May 29, 1768. Roland, 
Jan. 6, 1771. John, Nov. 15, 1772. 
Greenleaf, Jan. 15, 1775. 

RAND, of John, Elsq., Edward Mus- 

sey, March 14, 1841. George Doane, 

April 6, 1845. 
RANDALL, of Stephen and Mary, 

Stephen, Sept. 24, 1727. Mary, Nov. 24, 

1728. Katherine, June 10, 1733. 
RAY, of Benjamin and Mary, William, 

Oct. 15, 1727. Ruth, March 9, 1728-9. 
REA, Alba Prothing'ham, cf Dr., May 

24, 1S46. 
READ, of Mary, Joseph and Elizabeth, 

1736. A child, 1738. A child, 1741. 
READ, Samuel, of Solomon, 1756, 
REED, of William, a child, 1750. A 

child, 1752. 
RIAN, of Augustus, Augustus, May 24, 

1767. John Butler, .July 16, 1769. 
RICE, David and Samuel, of , 

Sept. 17, 1797. 
RICHARDS, a child of Humphrey, 



RICHARDS, of Jesse, John Davis, 
Dec. 15, 1793. Mary, May 10. 1795. 
Benjamin, Aug. 13, 1796. Prances, 
April 28, 1799. John Davis, Edward, 
Elizabeth and Thomas Tuell, Ju y 14, 
1809. Lucy Ann, Nov. 15, 1811. 

RICHARDSON, of Joshua, Anna Har- 
ford, Jan. 16, 1842. 

RIDEOUT, of Nicholas and Mary, 
Benjamin, July 4, 1731. W.lliam, Jun^ 

10, 1733. 

RIGS, of Jeremiah and Rachel, Abigail, 
1726. Hannah, Feb. 5, 1728-9. Jere- 
miah, June 6, 1731. Mai-y, Feb. 25, 
1733. Stephen, 1735. 

RIGS, of Joseph, John, 1748. Lucy, 

RIGGS, of Joseph, John Hancock, 
April 28, 1776. Abigail, April 5, 1778. 
Peggy, Sept. 24, 1780. Peggy, June 
8, 1783. 

RIGGS, of Wheeler, a child, 1743. 

RIGGS, of Wheeler, Wheeler, Feb. 2, 
1766. William, May 7, 1769. Rete ci 
Russell, Nov. 2, 1777. Russe'.l Wyer, 
April 4, 1779. 

RIGGS, Elizabeth, of Josiah, Sept. 26, 

ROBERTS, Vincent, of Ebenezer and 
Sarah, July 9, 1727. 

ROBERTS, Rhoda, of George and 
Katherine, Aug., 1731. 

ROBERTS- Margaret, of , April 

11, 1736. 

ROBINS, Elizabeth, of Benjamin, 

April 19, 1767. 
ROBINSON, children of John, 1728. 
ROBINSON, Charles, of , July 

4, 1731. 
ROBINSON, of Samuel, a child, 1752. 

Alexander, July 20, 1755. 
ROBINSON, of widow Sophronia, 

Lucy Ellen, Harriet Maria, Julia 

Pritchard, William Henry, Charles 

Edwin and Sophronia EUwell, 1821. 
ROGERS, of Gershom, Amos, July 10, 

1768. Isaac, April 22, 1770. William, 

March 22, 1772. 

ROGERS, Moses, of Moses, Nov. 27, 

ROGERS, Charles Bartletl, of Char'es, 

Oct. 19, 1828. 
ROLFE, of John, John, Oct. 15, 1769. 

Henry Lane, Oct. 18, 1772. 
ROLLINS, of Samuel, Jrmes. Dec. 17, 

1769. Hannah, Jan. 12, 1772. Samuel, 

Feb. 20, 1774. Jeremiah, Juiy 6, 1777. 

Peggy, Jan. 19, 1783. 
ROSE, a daughter of Indian Flora, 

Nov. 5, 1769. 
ROSS, of Thomas, Barbra, July 27, 

1766. Thomas, Feb. 12, 1769. E'iza- 

beth Tyng, Jan. 13, 1771. John, Mar. 

I, 1772. William. Nov. 16, 1777. 
ROSS, of Edward, Margaret, July 28, 

1766. Mary, March 19, 1769. Anne, 
Oct. 11, 1772. 
ROSS, of David- William, June 13, 
1779. Walter, Feb. 4, 1781. Ben- 
jamin and David, Aug. 11, 1782. 
Abigail, May 1, 1785. Andrew, May 

II, 1788. Emma, Sept. 9, 1792. 
Thomas, Feb. 15, 1795. 

ROSS, of Benjamin, Polly Green, June 
5, 1808. Emma, July 1, 1810. Eliza, 
March 19, 1831. 

RUG, Sarah, of Benjamin and Mary, 
Sept. 1730. 

RUSSELL, of , John Swan, April 

5, 1795. Maria, June 11, 1797. 

SAMPSON, of Micah, a daughter, June 
22, 1766. James Gardiner. July 17, 
1768. Deborah, April 14, 1771. Lucy, 
Oct. 17, 1773. Abigail, July 28, 1776. 
Betty, Jan. 3, 1779. Joshua, Aug. 12, 
1781. Dorathy, Aug. 22, 1784. 

SANFORD, of Thomas, Sophia, Aug. 
25, 1776. Panny, Aug. 2, 1778. Thom- 
as Gelson, Feb. 11, 1781. Laura, 
June 1, 1783. Delia, April 9, 1786. 

SAWYER, of John and Mary, John, 
Nov. 26, 1727. Sarah, March 9, 

SAWYER, of Jacob, Jeremy, June 9, 
1728. Solomon, Sept. 1730. 



SAWYER, of Isaac and Sarah, Zechar- 

iah, June 10, 1733. Anthony, 1735. 

Amie, 1737. Hannah Brackett, 1739. 

Isaac, 1745. A child, 1747. 
SAWYER, of Edward, Edv\-ard, 1735. 

Abigail, 1738. Stephen, 1740. Eze- 

kiel 1742. 
SAWYER, of Thomas and Mehi table, 

Mehi table, 1738. Anna, 1740. Jeru- 

sha, 1745. Isaac, 1749. 
SAWYER, of Abraham, Reuben, 1746. 

Enoch, 1748. A child, 1752. 
SAWYER, a child of Willia».-n, 1750. 
SAWYER, of Zechariah, a child, 1752. 

Hannah, 1755. Zechariah, Nov. 1, 

1767. Amos, Oct. 14, 1770. Brackett, 

March 19, 1775. 
SAWYER, of Stephen, Molly, June 29. 

1766. William, Sept. 11, 1768. 
SAWYER, of Jonathan. Rebecca, July 

12. 1767. Anna, March 12, 1769. A 
child, April 8, 1770. 

SAWYER, of Thomas. Thomas. July 

13, 1768. Ebenezer Hilton, April 24. 
1774. Samuel, Nov. 16, 1777. Han- 
nah, Feb. 18, 1783. 

SAWYER, of Obediah, Thomas, Aug. 
30, 1767. John. July 13, 1768. 

SAWYER, of Anthony. Ephraim, Sept. 
6. 1767. A child. April 8. 1770. Daniel, 
May 31, 1772. Asa, June 8. 1777. Jo- 
seph. July 9. 1780. Robert. Feb. 18. 

SAWYER, of Ezekiel, Martha. June 2. 
1771. Sarah, Aug. 15. 1773. Hannah, 
Nancy and Dorcas, June 24. 1792. 
William. March 3, 1793. Sophia, Sept. 
1, 1805. 

SAWYER, Jerusha. of John, Nov. 1. 

SAWYE'R. of Benjamin, Thomas. Nov. 
29. 1772. Amey. May 21. 1775. Zebulon, 
Sept. 6. 1778. 

SCOTT, of Andrew, Andrew, Nov. 16, 
1798. Henry Bromfield. Sept. 7, 1800. 
Mary Bromfield, May 23. 1806. 

SEAFIE. Elias. of Jeremiah, Oct. 10, 

SEAVEY. James Henry, Tharmas Ross, 
John Rufus acid George William of 

Mrs. . 1826. 

SHAW, Samuel and Asa. of Caleb. Oct. 

18. 1767. 
SHAW, of Josiah. Josiah, July 31. 1774. 
Mary Cox. May 4. 1777. Enoch, March 
7, 1779. Betsey, Feb. 25, 1781. Hannah 
Hudson. March 28, 1784. William, 
June 18. 1786. 

SHAW, of Nathaniel. Sally, July 3, 1785. 
Nathaniel, Feb. 18. 1787. 

SIHAW, of Samuel. Daniel, April 22, 
1787. Nancy. Aug. 31, 1788. Mary 
Jones, Aug. 14, 1806. Hilton, Nov. 12, 

SHAW, of Asa, David Parker, Dec. 3, 
1797. George. April 21. 1799. Mary, 
M!ay 31. 1801. Joshua Stone. Nov. 7. 

SHAW. Jeannie Sophia and Ha,rriet 
Cammett, of Thomas ana Sarah, Nov. 
20, 1853. 

SHEPHARD, Lewis and Mary, grand- 
children of Mrs. , a woman of 

color, 1819. 

SHERMAN, of Barnabas. Lucy, Aug. 
28, 1775. Daniel. March 2. 1777. An- 
thony Brackett, June 6. 1779. 

SHERMAN, of Daniel, Lucy, May 17. 
1801. Mary, Aug. 12. 1804. Sally Bri- 
ant and Barney. Sept. 26. 1805. 

SIMONTON, Elizabeth, of , Feb. 14, 


SIMMONS. Moses, of Acina. 1740. 

SIMMONS, of Moses, Sarah, 1745. John, 
1747. Benjamin, 1749. 

SYMONDS, Lucy, of , April 5, 1772. 

SISK. Mary, of , Dec. 21, 1777. 

SKILLING, of Samuel and Rebecca. Jo- 
siah. Aug. 30, 1732. Rebecca, 1734. 

SKILLEN, Thomas of Benjamin, 1748. 

SLEMMONS. Mary, of , 1750. 

SLEMMONS. a child of Mr., at Stroud- 
water, Sept. 28, 1757. 



SLOANE, Of John, Henry, July 11, 1773. 

Charles St. John, Jan. 1, 1775. El- 

mdra, May 11, 1777. 
SMALL, the children of Joseph, at 

Stroudwater, 1752. 
SMALL, a child of David a,nd Sarah, 

SMALL, of Henry, Henry, Aug. 19, 1792. 

Thomas, Sept. 1, 1793. M'ary, April 22, 

1798. Edward, Oct. 8, 1807. 
SMITH, of Thomas and Sarah, Thomas, 

Sept. 21, 1729. Peter Thatcher, June 6, 

1731. Lucy, Feb. 25, 1732. William, 

Dec. 19, 1736. John, Oct. 15, 1738. Sa- 
rah, Nov. 16, 1740. 
SMITH, of Samuel, Kamerine, Jan. 3, 

1768. William, Aug. 30, 1772. William. 

Feb. 20, 1775. Elaza, Aug. 21, 1796. 
SMITH, of David, Lendall, David, Han- 
nah, Dorathy and Godfrey, Aug. 22, 

SMITH, Jacie and William, of James, 

Nov. 9, 1789. 
SMITH, Mary, of Mrs. W., July, 1842. 
SNELLING, John Appleton, of John, 

Sept. 1, 1805. 
SNOW, of John, Joanna, 1735. A cWld, 

1736. Sarah, 1737. Susanna, 1738. Re- 
becca, 1740. A child, 1742. 
SNOW, of Ebenezer, Nabby, April 6, 

1766. Sarah, Feb. 21, 1768. Betty, Feb. 

18, 1770. Eunice, July 5, 1772. Molly 

Oct. 22, 1780. Nathaniel, Aug. 29, 1784. 
SOUTHGATE, of Horatio, Robert, July 

25, 1807. Robert, May 19, 1808. 
SPILLER, a child of Isaac and Mary, 

SPINNEY, Mark, of Mark, Sept. 27, 

SPRINGER, of James, James, 1740. A 

child, 1741. A child, 1745. A child, 

1747. A child, 1748. 
STANFORD, of Josiah and Hannah, 

Benjamin, May 7, 1727. Hannah, May 

10, 1730. 

STANFORD, Polly, of Thomas, July 10, 

STANWOOD, Catherine Fogg, of Jona., 
July 1808. 

STAPLES, of Elizabeth, Samuel, June 
10, 1733. Mary, 1735. 

STAPLES, of , Sarah, 1737. Ste- 
phen, 1739. 

STAPLES, a child of William, 1745. 

STAPLES, a child of Samuel, Jr., 1752-5. 

STARBOARD, of Johm. Thomas, 1748. A 
child, 1752. 

STARBOARD, two children of Eliza- 
beth, of Stroudwater, Aug. 29, 1759. 

STARBIRD, of Ebenezer, Samuel, July 
4, 1784. Benjamin, Sept. 5, 1784. 
Nancy, Jan. 1, 1786. Eunice, Mar. 9, 
1788. William Gooding, Jan. 10, 1790. 
Ebenezer, Feb. 19, 1792. James, April 
13, 1794. Mary, June 26, 1796. 

STEPHENS, of Benjamin, Martha, 1735. 
Sarah, 1737. A child, 1742. Isaac Saw- 
yer, 1746. 

STEPHENS, of Benjamin, Elizabeth, 
June 29, 1766. Samuel Robinson, Nov. 
19, 1769. 

STEPHENS, a child of John, 1740. 

STEPHENS, a child of , 1747. 

STEPHENS, of Joshua, Nabby, Nov. 15, 
1767. A child, June 18, 1769. Martha, 
June 30, 1771. Molly, Sept. 5, 1773. 
Jonathan Armstrong, Aug. 28, 1774. 
Joshua, May 19, 1776. Joseph and Ben- 
jamin, twins, March 15, 1778. Susy, 
July 2, 1780. Dolly, June 2, 1782. Lem- 
uel, March 14, 1784. Sally, Jan. 29, 

STEPHENS, Sarah, of Isaac Sawyer, 
Oct. 27, 1771. 

STEPHENS, of Abraham, Thomas 
Stiokney, M'arch 8, 1772. Elizabeth, 
Aug. 3, 1783. Susanna, July 3, 1785. 

STEPHENS, of Asa, Nancy Stirrat, 
Sept. 4, 1774. Simon, Oct. 26, 1783. 
Asa, Aug. 21, 1785. Samuel, Nov. 25, 
1787. Francis, June 20, 1790. 



STEVENS, of Jonathan, Thomas Cross, 
Aug. 2, 1798. Albert Hovey, Feb. 2, 
1800. Harriet Elizabeth, Dec. 20, 1801. 
Edward Preble, Feb. 24, 1805. Henry 
Kidder, Oct. 9, 1806. William Henry, 
Dec 27, 1808. Lucy Angelina, May 10, 
1810. A daughter, Nov. 8, 1812. Hel- 
len Maria, 1815. 

STEPHENSON, of John, Tabitha, Feb. 
23, 1772. John, March 7, 1773. Kath- 
erine. May 12, 1774. William, Oct. 24, 

STEPHENSON, of Stephen, Stephen, 
Aug. 6, 1809. William Henry, May 
31, 1810. George Storer, June 26,, 1812. 

STEPHENSON, of Capt., Chas. Little, 
1815. H-arriet, 1817. 

STEPHENSON, of Samuel. Elizabeth 
Wadsworth, March 20, 1803. Cather- 
ine Longfellow May 19, 1805. John, 
May 21, 1807. 

STICKNEY, Sarah of Mary, 1735. 

STICKNEY, of Dav^d, Jacob, 1737. 
Thomas, 1739. Abigail, 1742. Moses 
and , 1746. 

STICKNEY, of D-avid, Jr.. Esther, Aug. 
23, 1767. Rebecca, June 16, 1770. Mir- 
iam July 21, 1771. 

STODDART, of Davd. Barbara June 7, 
1772. Anna. June 26, 1774. Martha, 
Sept. 15. 1776. Frances, Jan. 31, 1779. 
Jane, Feb. 11, 1781. Polly. June 22, 

STONE of Samuel, Samuel, Oct. 22, 
1727. A child, M^y, 1730. Amie, Dec. 
1731. A child. 1735. Sarah, 1738. 

STONE, a chi:d of John, 1741. 

STONE, Joshua of Joshua, Sept. 21, 

STORER, of T^^oodbury, Anna, Nov. 4, 
1781. Woodbury, July 13, 1783. Mary, 
July 3, 1785. Elizabeth, Oct. 7, 1787. 
John Parker Boyd, Nov. 11, 1793. Rob- 
ert Boyd, April 12, 1795. Bellamy, 
April 3, 1796. Frances Elizabeth, Jan. 
21, 1798. Samuel, Feb. 16, 1799. 
Frances Elzabeth, July 27. 1800. Mar- 
garet Susanna, March 28. 1802. 

STORER, of Ebenezer, Harriet and 
Mariam, Aug. 3, 1788. Ge rge Lang- 
don, March 28, 1790. Eunice. June 3. 
1792. Ebenezer, Sept. 1, 1793. Charles, 
Nov. 21, 1794. Elizabeth Lake, ?ept. 
10, 1797. Ebenezer, Sept. 29, 1S03. Ed- 
ward, July 5, 1805. Catherine, May 21, 
1807. Caroline, July 14, 1809. William 
Henry, June 7, 1811. Ellen, July 16, 
1813. Albert, June 11. 1815. 

STORER, Joanna, of Jo;ep*i, July 12, 

STOVER, of Wanton, John, April 20, 

1766. Wanton, May 22, 1768. Ha ra'\ 
Feb. 11, 1770. Robert Parke, Ma ch 
1, 1772. Robert, Sept. 25, 1774. 
Theophilas, Aug. 18, 1776. Anne, Nov. 
19, 1778. 

STUBBS, a child of Richard, 1746. 
STROUT, of , William Browne, 

April 10, 1791. A child, Oct. 1, 1795. 
STUART, Mary Eliza, of Jonathan, 

Sept. 26, 1805. 
SUTHERLAND, of R-ibsrt, Jam^s, 

Sept. 21, 1766. Mary, June 19, 1738. 

Jane, Dec. 17, 1769. Jams, Oct. 13. 

1771. William, May 23, 1773. P ? y, 

March 12, 1775. 
SWAN, Barbara, of John, F b. 19. 1769. 
SWEAT, of John and Hannah, a child, 

1734. Hannah, Dec. 19, 1736. John, 

1739. A child, 1746. 
SWETT, of Joseph, William, Nov. 1, 

1767. Joseph, July 16, 1769. 
SWEETSER, of William, a child, Oct. 

9, 1757. Susanna, May 11, 1766. Han- 
nah, April 5, 1767. 

SYLVIA, African servant child of S. 
Deane, April 23, 1786. 

TEMPLE, a child of Elizabeth, 1752-5. 

THOMAS, of Peter, Happy, April 22, 
1770. Elias, Jan. 19, 1772. Elizabeth, 
Dec. 19, 1773. Hannah, Jan. 21, 1776. 
A child, Sept. 20, 1778. Peter, Sept. 
24, 1780. Alexander, Oct. 13, 1TS2. 
David Farrie, Dec. 5, 1784. Elmira, 
Aug. 13, 1786. Francis, July 3, 1791. 



THAYER, a child of Mr., 1826. 
THOMAS, Sarah, of Moses, May 4. 1766. 
THOMAS, Sally, of Mary, July 10, 1796. 
THOMPSON, of Joseph, Judah, March 

28 1732. Joseph 1734. Prlscilla, 1740. 

A child, 1745. 
THOMPSON, a child of , June 17, 

TOMPSON, of , Abigail, Sept. 28, 

1773. Sarah March 19, 1775. William, 

Oct. 5, 1777. 
THOMS of Joseph and Mary, Joseph, 

Feb. 5, 1728-9. Thomas, April 12, 

1730. Abigail, Sept. 17, 1732. 
THOMS of Joseph, Joseph, 1735, Mary, 

1737. Edmoeid, 1742. Hannah, 1749. 
THOMES, of John, John and Benjamin, 

1741. A child, 1745. Job, 1747. 
THOMES, Betty, of Thomas, 1743. 
THOMS, a child of Thomas and Abigail, 

THOMS. of Benjamin, Benjamin, July 

13, 1766. Lucy, Aug. 31, 1766. Mary, 

Dec. 11, 1768. 
THOMES, of Edward, Thomas, Aug. 23, 

1767. Daniel Oct. 30, 1768. 
THOMES, Sarah, of William, May 10, 

THOME, Polly and Sally adult daugh- 
ters of Joseph, July 18, 1784. 

THORN, Israel and , of , 173^. 

THORNDIKE, a child of William, Jane 

17, 1759. 
THORNDTKE, Elizabeth, of , Aug. 

THRASHER, of David and Susanna. 

Josiah, Nov. 26, 1769. Lydia, Feb. 2, 

1772. David, Aug. 24, 1777. 
THRASHER of John, Judith, Aug. 16, 

1778. Rhoda, Nov. 29, 1778. Judith, 

Aug. 13 1780. John, March 24, i,'S2. 

Harriet, Jan. 7, 1784. Juda Jan. 15, 


TIBBETTS, Charles, of Mrs. , 1822. 

TINNEE, of Deborah, children, Nov. 7, 

1736. Elisha Ingersol, i739. 

TITCOMB, Andrew Phillips, of Benja- 
min, 1752. 

TITCOMB, a child at North Casco, 1752- 
5. Moses, 1755. 

TITCOMB, of Benjamin, Henry, March 
16, 1766. William, Dec. 20, 1767. Mary 
and Elizabeth, twins, Aug. 27, 17Cr,'. 
Jeremiah, Aug. 25, 1771. Joshun, April 
3, 1774. 

TITCOMB, Frances, of Eunice, Nov. 10, 

TITCOMB, of Joseph, Moses Nov. 16, 
1783. Sophia, Jan. 30, 1785. Anne, 
Aug. 12, 1787. Joseph, Oct. 7. 1792. 
Elizabeth Parsons, June 5, 1796. 

TITCOMB, of Benjamin, Jr., Mary 
Goodwin Aug. 2, 1789. William, M^y 
14, 1791. John Fairfield, Aug 25, i793. 
Henry, Dec. 6, 1795. 

TOBEY, a child, Oct. 9, 1757. A child, 
July, 1759. A daughter, June 15, 1766. 

TOBEY of Samuel, Nabby, July 24, 1768. 
Mary, April 30, 1775. Samuel, Jan. 5, 
1777. Nabby, Nov. 22, 1778. Dorcas, 
May 6, 1781. Eunice, Jan. 9, 1785. 
Charles, Oct. 21, 1787. 

TOBEY, of William, Mercy, Sept. 18, 
1774. Tabitha June 16, 1776. Mercy, 
Nov. 16, 1777. Ned, July 30, 1780. Eu- 
nice, May, 26, 1782. William, May 28, 
1786. Robert, Oct. 7, 1787. 

TOPAS, a child of James, 1747. 

TORRY, three children of David, 1742. 

TOTMAN, of Henry and Hannan, a 
child, 1752. Josiah Cox, 1755. 

TRACY, of Jonathan, Jeremiah, 1V44. 
Jonathan, 1746. Lidia, 1748. Solomon, 

TRASK, Samuel, of Samuel, 1822. 

TRICKEE of Zebulon, Zebulon. 1136. 
Thomas, 1740. 

TRIPHENA, a negro child belonging to 
Maj. Moody, and born in his house, 

TRIPHOSA, a negro child belonging to 
Samuel Moody, who came under par- 
ticular engagements for its religioua 
education, June 10, 1733. 



TROTT, of John and Lydia, Abig-ail, 
1726. John, Nov. 12 1727. Lydia, July 
13, 1729. Thomas, March 28, 1732. De- 
liverance, June 10, 1733. Mary, 1735. 

TROTT of John, Lydia, 1741. John, 1746. 

TROTT, Thankful, of , Ja»n. 1, 1769. 

TROTT, of Benjamin, Benjamim, Dec. 
30, 1770. Mary, Nov. 21, 1773. 

TRUE, a child, of Jacob and Ann, 1747. 

TRUE, Emily, Samuel Fessenden and 
Joseph Merrill o.f A. W. Esq., March, 

TUCKER, of Josiah, Esther, Sept. 14, 
1766. Eunice, Aug. 28, 1768. A child, 
Sept. 23, 1770. Jeremiah, July 8. 1775. 
Sam-uel, April 20, 1777. Jenny, June, 6, 
1779. David, -Aug. 26, 1781. William, 
Nov. 13, 1785. "William, May 20, 1787. 
Fanny, June 28, 1789. Francis, June 26, 
1791. Henc-y, July 13, 1794. 

TUCKER, of Daniel, Polly, April 27, 
1783. Doroas, July 29, 1787. 

TUCKFIELD, Katherine, of Mary, May 
15, 1768. 

TUKESBERRY, of Abner, James, 1734. 
John, 1737. 

TUTTLE. of James, Jonathan and a 
child, 1752-5. 

TUCKEY, of John, Anna, 1749. Benja- 
min and a child, 1752-5. Stephen, July 
20, 1755. 

TUKET, a child, 1752-5. 

TUKEY, Houchin, of John, 1757. 

TUKEY, of John, a cfiild, Aug. 4, 1766. 
Gteorge, March 19, 1769. Lucy, Jan. 
27, 1771. Dorcas, Oct. 17, 1773. Dor- 
cas, Oct. 27, 1776. 

TUKEY, of Stephen, MoHy, March 25, 
1781. Nabby, Oct. 6, 1782. A child, 
Aug. 8, 1784. Benjamin, Nov. 26, 

UNDERWOOD, Jael. of Jonathan, 

UPHAM, Edward Richardson, of 
Julia, Jan. 16, 1842. 

VAUGHAN, of William, Olive Plalsted, 
March 27, 1785. Sarah. Elliott, March 

25, 1787. 

VAUG-HAN, of Tristram, Elizabeth 
Clayton and Richard Clayton, Oct. 
15, 1813. 

VEASIE, of John, Stephen, Nov. 12, 
1769. Rachel, April 7, 1771. Sarah, 
Feb. 20, 1774. Samuel, July 25, 1775. 
John, May 4, 1777. Steptien, Nov. 14, 
1779. Samuel, March 24, 1782. Polly, 
May 1, 1785. Semu°l, May 6. 1787. 
Isaac Jones, March 15, 1789. 

VEAZIE, Sally and James, of Jere- 
miah, Sept. 27, 1789. 

VEASIE, John, of Stephen, May 31, 

VICORY, DeboralEn, of David, May 4, 

VINTON, Caroline Ann, of Elisha, 

WADSWORTH, of Peleg-. Henry, June 

26, 1785. George, Jan. 13, 1788. 
Alexander Scammel. May 16, 1790. 
James Ba.rtlett, Sept. 4, 1791. Peleg, 
Nov. 3, 1793. 

WAIT, of John, Mary, 1737. Abigail, 

1739. Isaac, 1740. A child, 1743. Amy, 

WAIT, Sarah, of Benjamin, 1752-5. 
WAIT, a child of Stephen and Abigail, 

WALDEN, Lucy Ludlow, a colored 

woman at Mrs. Shepherd's, Sept. 24, 

WALKER, of George and Elizabeth, 

■a child, 1752-5. William, 1755. A 

child, Oct. 9, 1757. A child, July, 

WATERHOUSE, Joseph Hatch, of 

William, Dec. 11, 1774. 
WATERHOUSE, of J., a child, 1826. 

Sarah Eliza Lancaster, Oct. 26, 1829. 



WATS, a ch.ild, of Margaret, 1752-5. 
WATTS, a child of Samuel, 1747. 
WESTON, of , a child, April 4, 

1731. Joseph, Sept., 1731. 
WATSON, of , William, June 10, 

1733. Jane, 1735. 
WEBS, two children at Stroudwater, 

Sept. 28, 1757. 
WEB, a child, of John, 1758. 

T\''EBB. Ami, of , June 3, 1759. 

WEBB, of Edward. Betsey, Aug. 19, 

1792. Abigail and Sarah, twins, June 

23, 1793. 

WEBB, Henry, of H-^nry, D-=c. 25, 1796. 

W^BBAR, Molly, of Jeremiah. July 
10. 1768. 

"W^'EBSTER, M-^rv, of James and Is3- 
hella. Mqy 5, 17^8. 

WEBSTER, a cfiild of William, May, 

WEED. Edward Condy, of Dr. Sam- 
uel, 1819. 

WE-RKS, Abigail, of , April 12, 


WEEKS, of Joshua, Joshua, 1742. A 
cfv-ld. 1745. 

Wl7!VTrS. Sf^rah. of Elizabeth, 1752. 

WF!EKS, of WMliam. Ann, Aug. ?0. 
IT.-??. A child, 17^5. 

WEEKS. L,U(-y. Williiam, Anna. Na- 
thaniel and Esther, of Williiam, April 

24. 1767. 

WT^f^KS. of Lemuel, a ch'ld, O^t. 9. 

WEEKS, of L,amuel, WiM'.am C'-abtrep, 

.Tan. 6. 17S2 Ij°mu°l. .Tune 27. 1784. 

P-gary. Oct^. 8. 1786 
WT^.EKS. of Joseph. Jo.s°nh. Nov. 1*? 

17"?; Eun'ce. Feb. 18. 1787. Daniel. 

S'^pt. 7. 1788. Mary. .Tnne 26. 1791. 

.Tos'^na Freeman. Feb. 9. 1794. 
TAT-FIFKS. of William, a dans'h'-or. Oct. 8 

1807. Arthur McD^llan. April 19. 1810. 
WEIDBTTRT. of Jane. Mary, June 10, 

1798. Daniel, May 4, 1800. Jacob, 

April 11. 1802. 

WESTCOT, of William and Dorcas, 

Hannah, Aug. 20, 1732. William, 

June 10, 1733. 
WESTCOAT, Tabby, of , Aug. 17, 

WESTCOAT, James of Richard, Sept. 

13, 1767. 
WHEELER, Henry of Henry, 1741. 
WHEELER, Betty of Simon, 1746. 
WHEELER, of Henry, Henry, Apr 1 30, 

1769. Mary, June 23, 1771. Elizabeth, 

Oct. 17, 1773. Ruth, March 10, 1776. 

Wimam Harper, Dec. 1, 1782. 
WHEELER, Ellen, of Mrs., Dec, 1818. 
WHITE, Lucy, of Jon. and Jerusha, 

WHITNEY, Zebulon, of Moses, Dec. 7, 

WHITNEY, Mary, of , of Gorham, 

Dec. 14, 1766. 

WHITTUM, Rebecca, of , 1742. 

WHITTUM, of Eleazer, Hannah, Aug. 

28. 1768. Doroas, April 8, 1770. Wil- 

Liam, Dec. 6, 1772. Joseph, March 5, 

1775. David, Oct. 4. 1778. 
WILDRAGE, of Jamea a child, 1757. 

Margaret, Nov. 2, 1766. Alaxander, 

April 23, 1769. John, March 8, 1772. 

Elenora, Nov. 27, 1774; Jenny, July 6, 

WILLIAMS, Hannah undertook the 

religious education of a child born in 

her house, baptized Samuel, 1741. 
WILLIAMS, of George and Hannah, a 

child, 1749. John, 1750. 
WILLIAMS, Wimble, of , April 18, 

WILLIAMS, Isaac, of , July 2, 

WILLIAMS, of Joseph, Joseph, Sept. 

5, 1790. Betsey, April 7, 1793. 
WILLIS, Mlary Elizabeth, of Benjamin, 

WILLIS, of Mrs. George, Mary Mc- 

Ins'try, Oaro'lime Hunnewell, Char- 

loitte Elizalbeth, Ann Kinsanan, Ben- 
jamin, Caleb Hall and Emily May, 

'March 1, 1849. 



WILSON, of Gowing, Nathaniel, 1740. 

Mark, 1747. 
WILSON, a child of John, 1746. 
WILSON, a child of Joseph and Mary 

WILSON, Nathaniel Spear, of , Jan. 

2, 1775. 
WILSON, David, of Williaim, Jan. 8. 

WINSLOW, of Job and Ma«-garet, Lo- 

rana, 1737. RuLh, 1739. 
WINSLOW, of Benjamin and Hope, 

Samued, 1739. Sarah, 1741. Submit, 

1743. Elizabeth, 1745. Benjamin, i;47. 

WiUiam, 1750. 
WINTER, of Isaac, Susanna, 1734. A 

cnild, 1735. 
WISE, Ammi Ruhamah, of Joseph, 174.. 
WISWELL, of Enoch, Richard, Oct. 6, 

1782. Naoby, June 13, 1784. Andrew, 

June 13, lli)0. Elizabeth, Sept. 7, 

WISWELL, of William, Sally, July 23, 

1786. WiLiam Thoms, Aug. 31, 1788. 

Andrew, April 25, 1(90. Joseph, Feb. 

11, lliiz. Nancy, Aug. 9, 1(95. 
WISWELL, of John and Dorcas, Aug. 

19, 1792. ELza, April 13, 1794. Mary, 

Jan. 27, 1799. 
WISWELL, Sophia, of , July 26, 

WOOD, a child of Hannah, 1745. 
WOOD, of William, a chi.d, 1745. Han- 
nah, 1747. Twins, Oct. 9, 1757. 
WOOD, Pol. of Lydia, Sept. 12, 1784. 
WOOD, of William, Esq., Ellen Maria, 

William Edward, and Heury Parke-L', 

March 1849. 
WOODMAN, Betty, of David and Mary, 

WOODMAN, a child of Stephen, 1758. 
WOODMAN, Thomas, of — , June 3, 

WOODMAN, of Benjamin, John, Oct. 

28, 1781. Robert, Nov. 10, 1782. 
WOODBURY, a child of Thomas, June 

10, 1733. 

WOODBURY, a child oif , May 14, 

WOODARD. of , Daniel, Sept. 1730. 

A child, Sept. 17, 1732. 
WORSTER, of Timothy, a child, Sept. 
1730. Beuiah, 17.32. Mary, June 10, 1733. 

Jemima, 1737. 
WOOSTER, of William, a child, Feb. 25, 

1733. A child, 1734. A child, 1735. 

Robert, 1737. 
WOOSTER, James of Patience, 1741. 
WOOSTER, Sarah of James, 1745. 
WRIGHT, Benjamin, of Mary, Oct. 22, 

WYER, Hamilton Willis, of Mary, Feb. 

23. 1851. 
WYMAN, Ellen, of Gran, and Jane, 

Ma«\ 31, 1728. 
WYMAN, a child of , Sept. 1730. 

(since died). James, Nov., 1731. 
WYMAN, of Bethia, Elizabeth, July 6, 

1729. Bethia, 1734. 
WYMAN, of James, a child, 1736. Pru- 
dence and DeMverence, 1738. A child, 

1741. A child, 1745. A child, 1750. 
YORK, a child of Benjamin and Mary, 

Sept. 1728. 
YORK, William, of Benjamin and Han- 
nah, 1735. 
YORK, Mary of Ber.ijamin, Jr., 1738. 
YORK, a child of Samuel, May 29, 1758. 
YORK, Lydia, of Joseph, July 1, 1775. 
YORK, Molly Cox, of Barth'w, Oct. 13, 

YOUNG, of Reuben, a child, 1742. A 

child, 1745. 


Aucorisro (oasco). 

The discovery of Columbus did not at 
once excite a feeling for colonization in 
the old world, and prio«- to 1603 there 
was probably not a European family on 
the coast of North America. 

In that year Du Mont took pos.sessicn 
of all the territory east of the Kennebec 
river for the king of FV^ance, and in 160G 
a charter was procured from the crown 
by a company of adventurers in the 
town of Pljimouth England, granting all 
that territory between the fortieth and 
forty-fourth degrees of north latitude, 
and from the Atlantic to the Pacific 
ocean, to be called North Virginia. At 
the same time a London company re- 
ceived a grant extending southward to 
the thirty-fourth degree, which was 
called South Virginia, thereby giving 
the na,me Virginia to all that territory 
lying between Cape Fear and the Pen- 

In 1607 the Plymouth company sent 
out two ships and one hundred men un- 
der the command of Capt. George Pop- 
ham, who planted themselves on a 
peninsula on the west bank near the 
mouth of the Kennebec, called by the 
Indians Sabino, and now known as 
Huimewells point. He>re they built a 
fort, called St. George, and made prep- 
arations for permanent habitations, but 
unfavorable circunLstances disheartened 
the colonists and they abandoned the 
settlement within a year. 

Capt. John Smith on nis return from 
his first voyage is said to nave reported 
the country as a cold, barren, mountain- 

ous, rocky desert and not inhabitable by 
our natives. The ill success of the Pop- 
ham company, and tlie unfavorable re- 
ports fTom other sources caused the pro- 
prietor to postpone further efforts of 
colonization but almost every year ves- 
sels were sent to fish upon the coast and. 
trade with the Indians. In 1614 an expe- 
dition was fitted out under command o-f 
Capt. Smith to take whales, and make 
trials of mines for gold and coppe?", but 
he found whale fishing too costly, he 
says "thait we saw many, and spent 
much time in chasing them, but could 
not kill any." They were also disap- 
pointed in their mines, but with a boat 
and eight men he ranged the coast from 
the Penobscot to Cape Cod and says 
that he saw at least forty habitations. 
He further adds thaf'westvvard of Ken- 
nebeke is tiie county of Aucocisco, in the 
bottom of a large, deep bay, full of 
many great lies, whicn divide it into 
many great has'bors." On his return he 
prepared a map of the country, and 
gave it the name of New Engla'nd. He 
also gave names to many points along 
the coast that have been retained to this 

In 1620 a new charter was obtained 
from King James by the Plymouth 
company, embracing the territory lyng 
between the forty and the forty-eighth 
degree of north latitude. 

Ihere were forty patentees, (Sir 
Ferdinando Gorges, one of the most 
active members of the fonner crmpany 
being one,) who were styled the coun- 
cil established at Plymouth, England, 
for the planting, railing and governing 
New England. 




In 1623 Christopher Levett, one of 
the patentees of the Plymouth com- 
pany had a grant of 6,000 acres of 
land, and came over that year for the 
purpose of selecting a location and is 
believed to have been tlie first to es- 
tablish in Casco bay. He says: "At this 
place there fished divers ships of 
Waymouth this year. It lieth about 
two leagues to the east of Cape Eliz- 
abeth. It is a bay or sound betwixt 
th-e main and certain islands xvhich 
lieth in the sea about one English 
mile and a half. There are four 
islands which make one good harbor." 
"And thus after many dangers, much 
labor and great charge, I have ob- 
tained a place of habitation in New 
England, where I have built a house 
and fortified it in a good reasonable 
fashion, strong enougli against such 
enemies as are these savage p-sople." 

After making these arrangements, 
Levett returned to England for his 
wif-e and children, leaving ten men in 
charge of his house and property, but 
there is no evidence of his ever coming 
back, and what became of the men he 
left in charge is not known. 

Historians do not agree as to which 
of the "four isJands" in Casco bay was 
built upon by Lrevett, since it is prob- 
able that for many years prior to his 
coming, all had been occupied by fish- 
ermen, clearings made and shelters 
erected for use while curing their 
catcli for shipment. 

Many other islands in the bay were 
convenient to a safe anchorage for 
large vesfi'els, with coves for easy land- 
ing from scnall boats, and springs of 
excellent water; and that Capt. Smith 
saw in 1614, between Cape Cod and the 
Penobscot, 40 habitations, (he does not 
say settlements,) is easier to believe 
than some of h-; other statements. 

Freeanan, the earliest local historian, 
does not mention Levett's occupancy, 
but names Riclimondis island, as the 
place in the territory included in the 
First Parish, as the site of the first set- 
tlement by a European. 

Willis mentions the coming of Levett, 
and says tliere can be no doubt that the 
four islands referred to as making one 
good iiarbor, were those now called 
Bangs, House, Hog and Peaks, and 
without giving an opinion as to which 
one was built upon by Levett, he is cer- 
tain that the settlement was broken up 
and abandoned. 

Baxter thinks it highly probable that 
the name (House Island) was derived 
from the house that Levett built, and 
which was long occupied by fishermen. 
As late as 1630 the house was occupied 
by Nicholas Rouse of Wembery, Thom- 
as Alger and Edward Baker of Newton 
Ferrers, of those left by Levett, sug- 
gesting the probability of this being the 
point of earliest continuous settlement. 

Goold says that "the farm on the 
soutli side of Hog island is probably 
the oldest clearing for settlement with- 
in the bounds of ancient Falmouth," 
and that to him "it appears probable 
that the sandy cove west and near the 
old farmhouse on the south side of 
Great Hog island was the place where 
Levett harbored his boats and built his 
house; and the near safe anchorage was 
where Gov. Gorges' ship (the Swan.) 
spent the winter. No spot visited by 
the Rev. Chaplain Morrell, would be 
more likely to inspire a poet to write 
of," "The beautiful shores of New Eng- 

Hull says that "Christopher Levett 
built a stone house on the present Peaks 

Sargent, whose early death blighted 
the promise of pre-eminence among 
Portland's historians, in his Historical 



Sketch of Cushings Island, claims the 
honor of priority for that island. He 
says that the ruins of an ancient cel- 
lar and what may have been rude earth- 
works ai-e still traceable upon the 
northern point of the island, and point 
out tlie exact location of Capt. Levett's 
"good house." He further says, that 
on Ijevett's arrival in England, "he 
lirst learned that the soheme of the 
Council of Plymouth, to establish a 
general civil and religious government 
over New England had been abandon- 
ed, and tlieir governor, Robert Gorges 
recalled, he gave over his design of re- 
luming to Quack, (the Indian name for 
Portland Sound,) and his habitation on 
our island was gradually deserted by 
the garrison he left in it." 

The patent granted by King James in 
1620, gave to the great council of Ply- 
mouth certain powers of government, 
but it soon became a question whether 
they could transfer that rigtit to others. 
It does nO't appear that tihe point was 
ever decided, aithough some of the 
parties who received grants frooi the 
council, to perfect their title, procured 
a confirmation from the king. 

Among those confirmed was that 
granted in 1620 to Sir Ferdinado 
Gorges and Capt Jotin Mason, of the 
territory from the Merrimac to the 
Kennebec river. Ttiis grant was sub- 
divid-ed by them, Mason taking the 
portion west of the Piscataqua which 
he named New Hampshire, and Sir 
Ferdinando that to the east and desig- 
nated the Province of Maine. The 
council of Plymouth either bad little 
knowledge of the geography of the 
country or kept no record of their do- 
ings, for before 1635, when they sur- 
rendered their charter, they had issued 
grants of land within the territory as- 
S'igned to Sir Ferdinando as follows: 

In 1630. four by eight mUes on the 
west side of the Saco river, at its 
mouth, to John Oldliam and Richard 
Vines. At the same time a like strip 
on the east side to Thomas Lewis and 
Richard Bonighton. The Plow patent 
was issued in 1630 to John Dy and 
othei-s, conveying the land lying be- 
tween Cape Porpus and Cape Elizabeth 
and extending forty miles from the 
coast. This was called the Province of 
Lygonia and came into the possession 
of Col. Alexander Risby in 1640. 

In 1631, fifteen hundred acres at Black 
Point, were granted to Thomas Cam- 
mock, fifteen hundred to Walter Bag- 
nail of Riciimondis island, fifteen hun- 
dred at Spurwink to Richard Brad- 
shaw, two thousand south side of Cape 
Porpus river to John S-tratton and oth- 
ers, and a tract between Spurwink river 
and Casco bay, to Robert Trelawny and 
Moses Goodyeare. 

These conflicting titles of course led 
to con'tentions, which were not lessened 
by the king's proclamation, granting to actual settlers. 

The title of Sir Ferdinando to Casco 
bay remained intact, and it is not im- 
probable that he, being a member of 
the council, may have consented to 
these several grants to encourage emi- 
gration to the province in which he was 
so deeply interested. 

It is evident that Sir Ferdinando 
was in accord and probably a generous 
patron of Capt. L/evett, who came with 
a roving commission giving him six 
thousand acres of land wherever he 
should be pleased to locate, east of 
Piscataqua, and upon it be was ex- 
pected to lay the foundation of a city 
to be called York. 

Capt. Levett wrote an account of his 
visit to the coast of Maine which was 



published In London in 1628. He repre- 
sen;ts him&slf as of Somersetshire, and 
"an aneient traveler by sea." TMs we 
can well believe from his selection of 
location for a cdty, builded dn time, but 
not as soon as he anticipated. He is 
named as one of the councillors of Gov. 
Robert Gorges (a son of Sir Ferdinando) 
who in 1622 was appointed governor of 
New England. 

Capt. Levett's description of Casco 
bay is accurate, although the exact lo- 
cation of his house is not clear, wtiich 
is to be regretted, for he was undoubt- 
edly the first settler of Portland. 

We are inform-ed that the good ship 
Swan with Gov. Gorges and suite as 
passengers visited Councillor Levett in 
his new home, a,lso that a contribution 
was asked in 1627, in the churches, to 
aid in building the city of York. 


About 162S, one, Walter Bagnall, es- 
taiblished himself on Richmonds island 
ais a trader with the Indians. He is 
supposed by some to have been a ser- 
vant to the notorious Thomas Morton 
of Merry Mount, who was sent back to 
England that year by the Plymouth 
authorities; and it is also suggested 
that he was one of the ten men left in 
ciiarge of Levett's house in Casco bay. 
Winthrop says of him: "this Bagnall 
was some time servant to one in the bay 
and these three years had dwelt alone 
in said isle and had gathered about 
four hundred pounds, most in goods; 
he was a wicked feJlow, and had much 
wronged the Indians." The Indians 
were evidently of the same opinion, for 
on the third day of October, 1631, Scit- 
terygussett of Casoo Bay Sagamore, 
killed h:cn and scattered his substance. 
The following summer an expedition 
sent out by Massachusetts bay to ar- 
rest a pirate, who had been plundering 

vessels on the coast, stopped at the is- 
land and hung w'ithout trial Black Will 
of Nahant, who happened to be there, 
for a crime for which he was not guilty 
an object lesson, no doubt, to the poor 
heathen in Christian civilization. 

As no writer has yet come to the de- 
fense of Bagnall. we may conclude that 
Winthroip's statement was true, but he 
evidently had influence with the great 
council at Plymouth, although their 
grant to him was not made until two 
months after his death, a fact which 
probably had not then come to their 

During the occupancy of Richtnonds 
island by Bagnall, there came and set- 
tled upon the miain land opposite the 
island, George Cleve and Richard 
Tucker; these also may have been of 
the Levett comitingent, and like Bagnall 
were probably squatters. Although 
Cleve in his action against Winter in 
1640, testified that "he joined himself 
with Richard Tucker, who had a right 
of inheritance there, which he had 
bought for a valuable consideration of 
Ricard Bradshaw, w'ho was formerly 
settled there by Capt. Walter Neale." 

As Capt. Neale had been appointed 
governor of the colonies and agent o«f 
Gorges and Mason, the title ought to 
have been good, but it was contested by 
one John Winter, on what ground it is 
not clear, perhaps as agent of Levett. 
It is evident that at first Cleve and 
Tucker paid little attention to Winter 
for they proceeded to enclose land and 
built for themselves a house, but when 
it become known that Winter, who in 
the meantime had returned to England, 
was coming back, as agent for Trelaw- 
ney and Goodyeare, they abandoned 
their plant at Spurwink and removed 
to Machegonne. They did not however 
give up entirely, since, in 1640, they 
cci.nmenoed a suit against Winter 
which was submitted to the arbitration 



of Robert Jordan, Arthur Mackeworth, 
Arthur Browne and Richard Ormes- 
by with Stephen Batcheller as um- 
pire. The jury found, 'that ye house 
and land shall bee unto Mr. Winter and 
60 pounds sterlinisr to the plaintiffe. 
presently to bee made .srood." 

In the matter of ^^o^ndal agaiinst Mr. 
Cleve, it was ordered that he should 
Christianly acknowledge his failing 
therein against Mr. Winter's wife before 
the arbitrators and afterwards to Mrs. 
Winter personally. 

John Winter is called Mariner of 
Plymouth, and a letter from Thomas 
Caimmock, who later had a settlement 
on west side of Spurwink river, to Rob- 
ert TrelaT\iney, fixes the date of his ar- 
rival at Richmonds Island as April 17, 
1632. His family came later, probably 
with him May 24, 1636, on his return 
from a visit to Engand, where he went 
the preceding summer, leaving Narlas 
Hawkins in charge of his agecicy. His 
expectancy of gain was evidently from 
flsheries, for in 1634 he reports to his 
employer tha,t "The trading hereabouts 
with the Indians is not worth anything, 
for there is no Indian lives nearer unto 
us than forty or fifty miles, except a few 
about the river of Salko. The best time 
of trading with the Indians is when we 
are hopefulest for our best frshing-, so 
that we cannot attend to It." 

Speaking of the Indians, Josselyn 
says: "Their drink they fetch from the 
spring, and were not acquainted with 
other until the French and English 
traded with that cvLSsed liquor, called 
rum, or kill devil. Thus instead of 
bringing them to the knowledge of 
Christianitie, we have taught thean to 
commit the beastly and crying sins of 
our nation, for a little profit. They have 
no law but nature. They are generally 
very loving and gentle." 

Winter is spoken of as "a 
grave and discreet man," and that he 
had excellent capacity there can be no 
doubt, for as agent for Trelawney he 
conducted successfully a large busine=s 
giving employment to rmny men. The 
barque Richm ndwJsbuJt on the island 
and probably other vessels, for in one of 
his letters he writes that "Thomas King 
our carpenter was to have eleven 
pounds a year fcr his wages and to pay 
the carpenter of the Hunter, Thomas 
Treleage, three shillings for tools 
bought of him." During the life of 
Trelawney the island continued to be 
one of the most important trading posts 
on the coast. but political adver.=!ity 
came upon hiim, his property was con- 
fiscated and he was incarcerated in a 
London prison, where he died in 1648, 
aged 45 years. 

Mr. Winter died the same year and his 
son-in-law. Rev. Robert Jordan, as hs 
executor, closed up the business and 
the island was turned over to agricul- 
ture, for which it has since been occu- 
pied. The Trelawney holdings in Maine 
were given to Mr. Jordan to satisfy Mr. 
Winter's claims against the estate. 


The spring of 1632 has been generally 
accepted as the time of the removal of 
George Cleve and Richard Tucker 
from Spurwink to Machegonne where 
they established themselves on the 
banks of a cove now covered by the 
Grand Trunk grounds, foot of Hancock 
street, Portland. 

That there was a union of intersts 
between these two men, is shown by 
the evidence of Mr. Cleve in his suit 
against John Winter in 1640; he depos- 
ed that he join himself in partnership 
with Richard Tucker, then of Spur- 
wink and both agreed to join their 



rights together and there build, plant, 
and continue, and that they were 
there settled two years or thereabouts, 
when expelled by the defendant. 

Cleve and Tucker continued in part- 
nership many years, perhaps until dis- 
solved by death. As late as 1661, both 
joined in the conveyance of land. Lit- 
tle is known of these men prior to 
their appearance at Spurwink. There 
they lived in one house, and eleven 
years later both were occupying the 
only house on Cleves Neck, as Mache- 
gonne was then called. 

It would seem as if other than busi- 
ness ties were necessary to maintain 
for so long such intimate relations; 
there is evidence, however, that these 
were sometimes strained. 

When and where Mr. Cleve was 
born has not been discovered but he 
was probably considerably older than 
Mr. Tucker, whose baptism is recorded 
in the parish of Stogumber, County of 
Somerset, February 22, 1594. Mr. Win- 
ter was baptised in the same parish 
June 9, 1575. In a letter to Mr. Tre- 
lawney in 1634, Winter refers to Cleve 
as "old Cleves;" an expression that he 
would not have been likely to have 
used had they been good friends, or 
Mr. Cleve many years his junior. 

Mr. Cleve had wife Joane and daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, who married Michael 
Mitton; they came with him on his re- 
turn in May, 1637. In July, 1666, Cleve 
was put under bonds to be of good be- 
havior towards all men and probably 
died soon after. 

The wife of Mr. Tucker was named 
Margaret; time or place of marriage 
is not known. She was living a widow 
in Portsmouth in 1681; and as she had 
a grandson, Nicholas Hodge, it is pre- 
sumed that they had a daughter who 

married a Hodge. One Henry Tucker 
witnessed a conveyance of land in 
Agamenticus in 1639, perhaps a brother 
of Richard, and the progenitor of those 
of the name in Maine 

The disposition of Cleve and Tucker 
to continue in the immediate vicinity 
of Cascoe bay, notwithstanding the 
hostility of Winter, suggests the prob- 
ability of some arrangement with Lev- 
ett or Gorges, and the expectation that 
in some way Levett's plan of a colonial 
city would be carried out. Cleve and 
Tucker are never referred to as yeo- 
man, traders, mariners or fishermen, 
but are invariably styled gentlemen, a 
title even in those days of uncertain 
signification and perhaps proves noth- 
ing but goes to confirm the above sug- 
gestion. If the Levett house had been 
abandoned, it would be reasonable to 
suppose that when driven from Spur- 
wink they would have taken possession 
of it, for the island would possess the 
advantage of a house already built, 
over the peninsula; both were outside 
of limits of Trelawney's patent and 
their right to occupy would be the 
same in each place. We are therefore 
forced to believe that the Levett house 
was yet occupied, and that to Captain 
Levett belongs the credit of being the 
father of the city of Portland. That 
his plans for a more rapid building of 
the city were not carried out, was no 
fault of his. and it would be an appro- 
priate tribute to his memory to prefix 
his name to that of House island, mak- 
ins: It Levett's House island. 

Little is known of the doings of 
Messrs. Cleeve and Tucker during the 
first five years of their occupancy of 
Machigonne. They had their cornfield 
and probably cultivated enough land for 
bread, and the sea and forest furrjshed 



the rest. Corn was most important to 
the early was easily cultivated 
and very productive; we find meulioned 
that 15 gallons had increase of 52 hogs- 
heads, a hogshead being 7 bushels. 

In Mr. Winters' letters to his employ- 
ers, Mr. Cleave is sometimets mentLoned, 
but always with disrespect, and in Mr. 
Trelawney's answer to Mr.Cleeve's cun- 
plaint to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, he says 
that Cleeve removed grudgingly and 
then wilfully sat down in another place, 
and that the middle and best place of 
his patent; thai he had done his people 
divers wrongs, destroying their hogs, 
molesting their plantation, and terrify- 
ing and enraging the Indians against 
them, so that whereas before they were 
friends and peaceable, now they are 
enemies to us, and we fear that it will 
end in blood. He had fully resolved to 
have Cleeve apprehended and sent a 
prisoner to answer before the lonis. He 
hoped that Sir Ferdinando would not 
suffer him to be so grossly abused by 
such a petty companion as Cleeve. 


In 1634 Richard Vines of Saco, in be- 
half of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, con- 
veyed to Arthur Macworth of Casco 
bay, for the term of one thousand years, 
five hundred acres of land lying in Casco 
bay, on the northeast side of the river 
Presumpsca, which now and for nnny 
years is and hath been in the possession 
of the said Macworth, being at the en- 
trance of said river where his house now 
standeth upon a point of land commonly 
called Menckoe, and now and forever 
hereafter to be called Newton; together 
with one small island over agai)ist his 
house. The conditions were that Mac- 
worth and his successors pay to Gorg3s 
and his successors a yearly rent of ten 
shillings on the 29th day of September 
of every year. Reserving out of this 

some of the folios on which the earliest 
records were made are yet supposed to 
grant the one-fifth part of all the ore 
of gold and silver due unto his majesty; 
and another fifth part unto the said 
Gorges. Cleeve and Tucker were wit- 
nesses of this conveyance and their 
presence at Saco, where the deed was 
probably drawn, together with the fa- 
vorable terms given by Gov. Vines, dis- 
plays a kindly feeling between all 
the parties at this time, and suggests 
the question why Cleeve and Tucler did 
not secure a like title to their land and 
avoid further contention with Winter. 
It may be that there was a general re- 
quirement on the part of Gorges of sev- 
en years' possession to secure a title, as 
might be inferred from a letter from 
Trelawney to Gorges, wherein he claims 
that Levett's title was vacated for that 
reason. If this were so, it fixes the timt 
of the settlement at the east end of 
Martins Point bridge as three years 
earlier than that on the Neck, and sug- 
gests the probability of Mackworth's 
having been one of Levett's men. 


In 1636 Cleeve visited England, and in 
January (O. S.) of that year secured 
from Sir Ferdinando Gorges a title to 
his home in New England. This docu- 
ment was twice entered upon the rec- 
ords of the province, as shown in the 
firsct volume of York Deeds. It was 
first recorded by Roger Garde on the 
twenty-fourth day of May, 1643? Mr. 
Garde was appointed recorder when 
the government of the province was or- 
ganized under the Gorges charter in 
1640, and continued in the office until 
his death in 1645. The second record 
was made by Edward Rishworth, June 
26, 1660. This double recording was 
probably occasioned by a belief that 
the previous copy had been lost, as 



be missing; but six titles recorded by 
Mr. Garde are found and none of tliese 
bear dates prior to 1642. The two 
copies differ in some respects, especial- 
ly in the spelling, use of capitals and 
punctuation marks. 

As the present titles to land in Port- 
land are based upon the grant of 1636- 
37, quite a full abstract of the convey- 
ance is given as follows: 

This indenture, made the twenty- 
seventh day of January, 1636, between 
Sir Ferdinando Gorges of Ashton Phil- 
lips in the county of Somersett, knight, 
of the one part, and George Cleeve of 
Casco in the province of New Somersett 
in New England, esquire, and Richard 
Tucker of the same place, gent, of the 
other part; witnesseth that the said 
Gorges, in consideration of the sum of 
one hundred pounds of the lawful mon- 
ey of England, paid before the sealing 
and delivery of these presents, and oth- 
er good causes and considerations to 
him the said Gorges especially moving: 
hath given, granted, sold and confirm- 
ed unto the said Cleeve and Tucker 
their heirs and assigns; all that part 
and portions of lands in New England 
in America, hereafter in these presents 
described by the limits and bounds 
thereof; that is to say all that part, 
purpart, and portion of lands, begin- 
ning at the furthermost point of a neck 
of land, called by the Indians Mache- 
gonne, and now and forever from 
henceforth to be called, or known by 
the name of Stagomor, (Garde spells it 
Stogummor,) probably from Stogum- 
ber parish in Somersetshire,) and so 
along westardly, as it treaneth to the 
first fall of a little river issuing 
out of a very small pond, 
and from thence over land 
to the falls of Presumpsca, being the 
first falls in that river, upon a straight 
line containing by estimation from fall 

to fall as aforesaid near about an eng- 
lish mile, which together with the said 
neck of land, that the said Cleeve and 
Tucker, have planted for divers years 
already expired, is estimated in the 
whole to be fifteen hundred acres, or 
thereabouts, as also one island adjacent 
to the said premises, and not (Garde 
says now,) in the tenure and occupation 
of the said Cleeve and Tucker, com- 
monly known by the name of Hogg is- 
land. All of which premises now are 
and hereafter ahall be deemed and 
taken to be parte, parcels and members 
of the province of New Somersetshire, 
and the said Gorges, for the considera- 
tion aforesaid ha.h given, sold and con- 
firmed by these presents the said por- 
tions of lands and premises, to the said 
Cleeve and Tucker, their heirs and 
assigns, for their proper use and behoof, 
to the end and full term of two t^iou- 
sand years fully to be complete and end- 
ed; to be holden of the said Gorges and 
his heirs, Lord or Lords of the said 
province of New Somer^eL-itnre, as of 
his or their manor of Willitton, and free 
manors in free and common socage by 
fealty only for all manner of services, 
and a yearly rent of two shillings the 
hundred for every hundred acres there- 
of, the same to be levied by distress or 
otherwise, according to the laws and 
customs of the realm of England used 
and approved within the same for ten- 
ants of like nature. Saving excepting 
and reserving only out of this present 
grant the fifth part of all the ore of gold 
and silver found in or upon the prem- 
ises or any part or parcel therof due un- 
to his majesty his heirs and successors. 
And lastly the said Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges hath constituted, ordained and 
appointed, and by these presents doth 
constitute, ordaine and appoint his 



trustie and well beloved Isaac Alerton 
and Arthur Macworth, gents, his true 
and lawful attorney and attorneys, 
jointly or severally for and in his name 
to take full and peaceable possession, 
and after such possession, to deliver the 
same unto the said George Cleeve and 
Richard Tucker, according to the tenoi 
and true meaning of these presents. 
Sealed, signed and delivered in the pres- 
ence of Willam Withington, and John 

On the eighth day of June, 1637, Ar- 
tliur Mackworth, gent, certified that he 
had taken and delivered possession unto 
George Cleeve, Esq., and Richard 
Tucker, gent, according to the order 
within prescribed. 

NotwaLhstanding this conveyance 
from Gorges the agents of Trelawney 
continued to claim the territory therein 
desccibed as a part of his grant, and 
whilst there is no evidence of anyone 
taking possession of any part of it in 
his name, Cleeve claimed that "it hin- 
dered would-be tenants." A deed from 
Cleeve and Tucker dated September, 23, 
1640, shows the presence of four addi- 
tional families; it conveys to Thomas 
Wise and Hugh Hosier two hundred 
acres of land to the north-east of their 
now dwelling house, and next adjoining 
the land of the Widow Atwell, and so 
far along the waterside to the creek by 
George Lewis'. Mrs. Atwell soon af- 
ter married Richard Martin. Her iai. d 
was upon the point which still bears his 

The civil war of 1642 brought a new 
party into power and Col. Alexandre 
Rigby, a member of parliament and nn 
influential Republican, was induce!, as 
is supposed, by Cleeve and his friends to 
secure the Ligonia patent. Cleeve was 
evidently on the spot, and secured from 
Rigby under the date of May 23, 1643, a 
deed confirming the title of Cleeve aiid 

Tucker to the territory conveyed to Lhem 
by Gorges, and immediately returned to 
New England with the deed and also a 
commissiin from Rigby, to act as his 
deputy in the government of Ligonia. 

Cleeve's authority was disputed jV 
Vines, the deputy for Gorges and ihe 
inhabitants of Ligonia divided; those in 
Casco principally joined Cleeve. The 
latter wrote to the governor of Massa- 
chusetts for assistance, and offered to 
join the confederacy, but his offer was 
declined for the reason that they could 
not receive any "but such as were iu a 
church way." The controversy contin- 
ued for some time resulting in a trial by 
commissioners, who decided in favor of 
Rigbj% and it was ordered that all the 
inhabitants of the province should 
yield obedience to him. Cleeve ncv/ 
had undisputed sway in the whole 
province of Ligonia. This does ii':t 
appear to have stimulated any special 
interest in the settlement of Casco, f a- 
the emigrants came in slowly, notwith- 
standing the generous terms offered. 

The first conveyance of land by Cie€V.^ 
and Tucker that appears upon the i'.ik 
records bears the date of April 6, 164G, 
and runs to John Moses, now of Pischat- 
aqua river, of one hundred acres of land 
adjoining that formerly granted to 
George Lewis; in consideration of seven 
years service as an apprentice, and a 
year'ly rent of two shillings and two 
days' work. Witnessed by John Davis 
v-.nd Daniel Easter. 

A deposition shows that John omith 
and wife Joane were living at Cr.sco 
mill, under the government of ?.Tr. 
George Cleeve June 8, 1646. 

Edward Rigby, Esq., president of Li- 
gonia, conveyed on the 20th day of Feb- 
ruary, 1652, to George Cleeve one thou- 
sand acres of land between the Pre- 
sumpscot river and the next river, ad- 
joining land previously conveyed to 



him. This tract was conveyed by 
Cleeve to Richard Tucker, July 18, looS. 
June 30, 1675, John Cloyce and Julian, 
his wife, conveyed to their son Thomas 
Cloyce and Susanna his wife, the tract 
of land on which they then dwelt in 
Falmouth which they purchased of Mr. 
Georg^e Cleeve, deceased, adjoining the 
land O'f Nathaniel Wallis from well cove 
to round cove, to land of Timothy Spur- 
well. Wilneesed by George and Tem- 
perance Munjoy. 


July 27, 1657, Scitterygussett, saga- 
more, conveyed to Francis Small of 
Oasco Bay, fisherman, ail the upland 
and marshes at Capissicke on the north 
side of the river unto the head thereof, 
60 as to reach and extend unto the river 
side of Ammecungan. Small to pay 
yearly during the life of Scitterygus- 
sett, one trading coat and one gallon of 
liquor. Witnessed by Payton Cooke, 
Nathaniel Wallis and Peter, Indian. 

June 26, 1657, Cleeve conveyed to John, 
eldest son of George Lewis, one hundred 
acres. Consideration, cash and annual 
payment of service and money for nine- 
teen hundred years. 

November 20, 1657, Cleeve conveyed to 
George Lewis, two hundred acres. Con- 
sideration same as preceding. 

March 25, 1658, Cleeve to Thomas Skil- 
ling fifty-five actres. To Humphrey 
Dunnum, fifty acres. To George Inger- 
soll, fifty-five acres. To Phineas Rider, 
fifty-five acres. To John Phillips, mill- 
wright, fifty acres. To Hope Allen, 
currier, of Boston, four hundred acres, 
May 31, 1660. The consideration being 
in each case the same as the Lewis'. 

May 15, 1658, Cleeve sold to Thomas 
Kimball, merchant of Charleston, "my 
island in Casoo Bay, known as Hodg is- 
land." Thomas and Henry Kimball, 
their wives Elizabeth and Mary con- 

senting, sold the sajne island to Edward 
Tinge of Boston, July 26, 1663. 

September 26, 1659, George Cleeve, 
wife Joane consenting. In considera- 
tion of twenty-five pounds, conveyed to 
John Phillips, merchant of Boston, the 
neck of land called Machag ny, on 
wtiich my dwelling house now stands. 
The bounds beginning at the southwest 
side of my cornfield, from thence to run 
northwesterly upon a straight line 
through the woods and spruce creek, 
supposed to be three quarters of a mile 
to Back Cove, and thence round about 
Machagony, together with my house, 
all my housing, cornfield, gardens or 
whatsoever appertainances thereunto 
belonging. Witnessed by John Winter, 
Richard Martin, Ralph Turner and 
George Munjoy. Mr. Tucker consented 
to this sale the following year. 

May 23, 1661, Richard and Margaret 
Tucker conveyed to Thomas Wakelie, 
Mathew Coole, John Wakely and Isacke 
Wakely, of Cape Ann, two hundred and 
ten acres of land situated between the 
lots of George Lewis and Thomas Skill- 
ing, at Back Cove. Witnessed by Fran- 
cis Neale and George Munjoy. 

October 23, 1661, Nicholas White, 
planter of Casco Bay, in consideration 
of five pounds three shillings, conveyed 
to John Breeme, of the same place, 
fisherman, one quarter part of House 
island, with the one quarter part of ibe 
house thereon and a quarter part of the 
rights and privileges thereunto belong- 
ing. Sampson Penley to have free lib- 
erty to make fish thereon, and in case 
the said Breeme shall make sale of it, 
the said Penley shall have the refusal 
thereof. Witnessed by George Mun- 
joy and John Searea. 

November 10, 1663, William Norman, 
fisherman, at Casco, in consideration of 
three pounds fourteen shillings, con- 
veyed to George Munjoy, one quarter 



of House island, also one quarter part of 
the house thereon. Witnessed by Wil- 
liam Phillips and Ralph Trfstram. 

March 9. 1663-64, Sampson Penley, 
fisherman of Falmouth, in considera- 
tion of seventeen pounds, conveyed to 
George Munjoy, the title granted him 
by the court, last September, in his ac- 
tion against Josepti Phippenny, to one 
quarter part of House island, with one- 
half of the old house and all of the new 
house built by the said Phippenny to- 
gether with one half of the stages, etc. 

It is likely that many real estate 
transactions were never placed upon 
record; no conveyance of land by Mr. 
Winter is found, and perhaps he had no 
authority, but during his administra- 
tion Richmonds island was the center 
of quite a settlement, and undoubtedly 
there are many who may trace their 
holdings to the Trelawny patent, as do 
those in Portland and Deering to the 
Cleeve patent. Letters from Mr, Win- 
ter, which, thanks to Mr. Baxter, are 
now accessible throug'h the publication 
of the "Trelawny Papers," are filled 
with details of his transacLions and 
contain the names of many persons 
with whom he had dealings. In a let- 
ter of 1637 Mr. Winter wr'ites, that 
there were sixty- three on the planta- 
tion, besides two who had died. The 
follo^'ing list of names has been hasti y 
gleaned from the letters; many of the 
persons named returned when their 
contract time had expired; others came 
to stay and likely some who went 
back, returned with their families for 
most of the names are perpetuated in 
their New England descendants. 

Alger, Andrew, servant of Mr. Win- 
ter; Alger, Thomas; Alger, Trustram; 
Allen, William, boat master; Amory, 
John, cooper; Arrowsmith, Thomas; 
Baddeuer, John; Bailey, Christopher; 
Baker, Andrew; Baker. Edmond; Ba- 

ker, George; Basly. John; Bauden, Am- 
bros; Belli, Jonas; Best, Edward; Bick- 
ford. Priscilla, maid of Mrs. Winter; 
Boles. Joseph; Bone, Thomas: Bony- 
thon, Richard; Brown, Arthur; Buck- 
nail, Roger; Bunt, George; Burrage, 
John; Cannage, Mathew; Celby, John; 
Chappell, William; Chappie, Anthony; 
Clarke, Anthony; Cobb, Peter; Coggan. 
John; Cole, Peter; Conny, John; Cor- 
ber, Richard; Cossens, John; Crase, 
Joseph; Commings, Richard; Curkiett, 
Ellis; Bearing, George, his widow Eliza- 
beth married Jonas Bayley; Dinner, 
Arthur, Downinge, Richard, Drue, 
Nicholas; Dunns, Thomas; Dustin, 
Thomas; Edgecomb, Nicholas; Ed- 
monds, Henry, midshipman; Edwards, 
William; Field, Richard; Fishcooke^ 
Edward and wife; Foxwell, Richard; 
Freythy, Sander; Freythy, Wil- 
liam; Garland, John; Gaude, 
Marke; Gibbins, William; Gib- 
son, Rev. Richard, married Mary, dau. 
of Thomas Lewis of Saco; Gilbert, Rob- 
ert; Gill, Arthur; Ginkin, Reignold; 
Godfrey,Edward; Gulch, William; Gul- 
let, Peter, died Oct. 2, 1636; Hame, Wil- 
liam; Hammecke, Thomas; Hancocke, 
Henry; Harell, William; Hatch, 
Charles, a part of his pay to be paid to 
his master, Clemet Penwill at Newton 
Ferrers; Hatch, Philip; Hawkin, Nar- 
ias; Headmond, Penticost; Heard, Ar- 
ture; Hearle, William; Heifor, Andrew; 
Helborne, William; Hempson, John; 
Hewit, Nicholas, shipwright; Hill, Pe- 
ter, sailor; Kingston, Philip; Hodge, 
William; Hole, John; Hore, Thomas; 
Hugh, Digory; Imson, John; Jackson, 
Robert; Jope, Samson; Jordan, Rev. 
Robert, came May, 1641 , married Janu- 
ary. 1643 1643-4, Sara, daughter of John 
Winter; Joselyn, Henx-y; King, 
Thomas, carpenter; King, William; 
master of the Exchange of Bristol; 
Lakesly, John; Langworthy, Nicholas; 
Lapthorne, Stephen; Laurance, Peter; 



Leach, John; Llbby, John; Light, Mi- 
chael; Lissan, Thomas; Louell, Alexan- 
der; Lucas, William; Luxton, George; 
Maddiver, Myhill; Martin, Francis; 
Martin, Richard; Mathew, Nicholas; 
Mavericke, Samuel; Mellen, William; 
Mills, Edward; Mills, John, servant of 
Mr. Winter; Mitchell. Paul; Niles, Kich- 
ard; Nycoles, Stephen; Okers. Rowland; 
Page, Thomas; Paige, Gilbert; Pearse, 
Roger; Perden, George; Pomeroy, Ow- 
ing; Prince, William; Pynne, Richard, 
gunner and wife; Quash, Christopner; 
Randell, Wilmot; Roberts, Henry, and 
wife; Roberts, John, he and Ropus, a 
servant of Mr. Winter were drowned. 
Rogers. George; Rouse, Nicholas; San- 
ders, George; Saunders, John, joiner. 
Sanders, Robin; Sankey. Robert; Sar- 
gent, Stephen; Satterly. Roger; Shap- 
leigh, Nicholas; Shepherd, Thomas; 
Shorte, Tobias; Skelton, Richard; Sprye, 
Arter; Stephens, Benjamin; Stratton, 
John; Tayler, John; Thorne, John; Tok- 
er. William; Tomsen, a maid drowned 
coming over the bar after the cows. 
Towne, wife of; Townesend, Henry; 
Treble, Edward; Treleage, Thomas, car- 
pen ter;Treworthy, John; Vines, Richard; 
Vivion, John;Watts, Henry; Waymouth, 
Robert; Webb, Robert; Weeks, Oliver; 
sailor. Westaway, Henry; Westaway, 
John; West, John; Weymouth, Christo- 
pher; White, Nicholas; Whitecombf?, 
Stephen; Wilkinson, John, servant of 
Mr. Winter; Willinge, Roger; Willis, 
Bennett: "VVodley, Edward. 

On the 22d day of September, 1648, 
Mr. Robert Jordan, execuior of the will 
of John Winter, petitioned the general 
assembly of the province of L'gonia, 
then assembled, that they would for 
themselves or by a committee make 
examinations of the accounts of the 
said Winter, and that the petitioner 
may have secured for his use and be- 
hoof, 90 much as shall be found due the 
said Winter from the estate of Robert 

Trelawny, and now in the hands of his 

In response, a committee was ap- 
pointed consisting of George Cleeve, 
deputy president, William Royal, Rich- 
ard Foxwell, and Henry Watts, who 
visited Richmonds island on the 10th 
day of October, and mad? an Inventory 
of the housen, goods and chattels on 
the island and at Spurwink, and fixed 
the value of the same at 605-5-4. "The 
land is left in suspense, for want of 
appearance of any right Mr. Trelawny 
hath in it." The committee examined 
the accounts, amd reported that th^re 
was due the estate of Mr. Winter 2153- 
16-8. The committee further reported 
the account of Mr. Jordan since his 
attorneysfiip, deputed by Mr. Winter 
May 20, 1645; showing the plantation 
creditor for 1278-17-8, and debitor for 
1275-13-4. This report was accepted at 
the asisembly December 18, 1648, and it 
was ordered that it shall be lawful for 
the petitioner to retain, occupy a'^d 
convert to his own use, all the lands, 
goods, etc., belonging to Robert Tre- 
lawny, deceased, which is in this pro~ 
vince, unless the executors of sa'd Tre- 
lawny shall redeem and release the 

It will be observed that the commit- 
tee questioned Trelawny's title to the 
land, but the assembly did not, and it 
does not appear that Jordan's title 
was afterwards questioned. 

Mr. Willis fixes the date of Mr. Win- 
ter's death, 1645, that being the time 
when Mr. Jordan assumed the charge 
of the business at Richmonds island, 
but his continuirg as Winter's attor- 
ney, and not attempting to act as 
executor of the will, no copy of which 
has been found, unt'l 1648, suggests the 
probability that Mr. Winter lived an In- 
vald until just prior to Mr. Jordan's 
petitioning the assembly. 



Some writers have named Mrs. Jor- 
dan as an only child, which is evidently 
an error, for in a letter written by Mr. 
Winter in 1640, he mentions his daugh- 
ter, Mary Coulinge, who probably had 
a second husband, as under the date of 
June 13. 1644, Mr. Winter writes to his 
daughter Mary Hooper, sending his 
love to her husband and little son, and 
expresing his joy that her brother John 
Winter, had safely returned from East 
India: he informed her that her sister 
Sara had been married five months to 
Mr. Robert Jordan "our minister." He 
also informed her that he had sent an 
order to Mr. Trelawny, to pay her fif- 
ten pounds. Mrs. Hooper enclosed a 
copy of this letter to Mr. John King, 
merchant, Mr. Trelawny's business 
manager in London, desiring him to 
take some order for the payment of the 
money as soon as may be, by reason of 
her great necessity, for her husband 
was taken at the isle of May by the 
Lord of M'alborow, she could get no 
news from him and her landlord threat- 
ens to turn her out of his house for not 
being able to pay the rent. We have 
seen that John Winter, Jr., was here in 
1659, and it is not unlikly that Mary 
Hooper came also for the names of 
Winter, Collins and Hooper, are often 
found in New Englana records. Mr. 
Jordan located at Sperwink, where his 
house with all its contents was burned 
by the Indians in 1675. His will was 
dated at Great Island, January 28, 1678, 
he then being "weak of body." It was 
presented in court the first day of July 
following, and names wife Sarah, sons 
John, Robert, Dominicus, Jedediah, 
Samuel and Jeremiah. 


Notwiths'tanding the refusal of tbe 
governor of Massachusetts to entertain 
the offer of alliance and submission 
made by the Cleeve party, it is evident 

that there were Massachueet's men am- 
bitious to extend the jurisdiction of 
their colony. Their charter fixed the 
bounds at t!ie river Merrimack, "and 
three miles north, thence upon a strait 
line east and west to the sea." This 
had been understood to refer to the 
mouth of the river, but in 1652 t"ie gen- 
eral court voted, that upon perusal of 
their charter, they concluded the exact 
line should be from the northernmost 
part of the river, and appointed a com- 
mission to find the latitude of the rivr 
at its source, and a"^cer'a'n at what 
point on the coast that paraHel would 
reach. Jonas Clark and Samu'l An- 
drews, sihip-ma.sters. report^-d that th"^ 
latitude was forty-three degrees, forty 
minutes, and twelve seconds, besides minutes which were to b"" allrwed 
for the three mi'es northw^-''d; they 
fixed the point in Casco bay at a gray- 
ish rock, cleft in the middle, the shore 
being sand without stones. This rock 
still remains, and is the point from 
which the dividing line between ancient 
Falmouth and North Yarmouth com- 

The claim was at first resisted by 'he 
colonies in Maine, but after a time, per- 
haps tired of the contentions of ibeir 
would be rulers, and in the hopes of a 
more stable government, the settle- 
ments one after another yielded to their 
more powerful ne'g'Tbor , the inhabi- 
tants of Black Point, Blue Pont, S,-:ur- 
wink and Casco Bay bsing the last to 
surrender. In May,, 1658, the general 
court appointed Henry Symonds, Thom- 
as Wiggins, Nicholas S'lap'eigh and 
Edward Rishworth, commissioners "to 
settle civil government in the easern 
parts to the utmost extent of their 
line." The commissioners made re'urn 
that they had met on the 13th day of 
July, 1658, at the house of Mr. Robert 
Jordan at Spurwink, sending out sum- 



mons to all inhabitants resfdiiner within 
the line proposed; a major part thereof 
attended, "and after FOme serious de- 
bates, removal of some doiibtp, 9"d our 
tendorire poroe nets of fivor f nd p-ivi- 
lee-e to th'>m. the g'ood hand of Gr-d 
CTii'Unp- therein bv a .lo'nt oons'^nt. we 
miitiiiliy aocorded in a free and ei'^m- 
fortable close." The fein'o of pgf-c- 
ment were, in b-i°f. as fMiows: Colo- 
nl.^tit? to acknntvl<^dg-e th^ ^■up-emaev of 
ttie Maps-achupetts authority, and to 
have the same rlerhts and privilegr^s ae 
have been grranted to other tn-wns. in- 
demTitv or oblivion was given and 
civil riffhts were not to be forf-l'ed 
upon differences in m-^tter^ of rel-g^'on. 
The town of Palm'^uth to b° created of 
those places formerly called Spurwink 
and Ca.cco Bay. and town of Sca"- 
borougih, of Black Point. Blue Point and 
Stratton island. The towns to have 
comimissi oners to try causes ae h'gh as 
fifty pounds, with the rlg'ht of appeal 
to Boston. The two towns to send one 
deputy to the general court. 

There are twenty-eight subscribers to 
this aereement. twelve of whom resid- 
ed within the limits of the new town of 
Falmouth, as follows: Robert Jordan 
lived at Spurwink, George Cleeve and 
Michael Mitton lived on the Neck, 
Francis Small lived at Capisic. Thomas 
Sanford and Nicholas "White lived near 
Cape Elizabeth point, Francis Neale 
lived on the east side of the Presump- 
scot river, Robert Corbin and John 
Phillips lived on the west side of the 
river, George Lewis and Nathaniel 
Wallis lived at Back Cove, and Richard 
Martin lived at Martin's Point. 

Besides the subscribers above named, 
there were most likely living in the 
town in 1658, Richard Tucker, James 
Andrews, probably living with his 
mother, Mrs. Jane Macworth. Thomas 
Greenly, called servant of George 

Cleeve. George Ingersol, John Lewis, 
Phineas Rider, Thomas Skillings, and 
Humphrey Durham living at Back 
Cove. Thomas Wise and Hugh Mosler 
living at Secombs Point. Joseph Phip- 
pen, Robert Stanford, John Wallls and 
Sampson Penley, living near Thomas 
Stanford, and Nathaniel Wharff who 
lived near Francis Neale. 

Some of the above named may have 
removed before this date and other 
settlers come in. The list Is not belieyed 
to be absolutely perfect. 

Many of the iniiabitants of Falmouth 
and Scarborough adhered to the forms 
of the state church and continued to 
recognize Mr. Jordan as their pastor. 
The action, therefore, of the general 
court in 1660, reproving him for holding 
service on the Lord's day in the bouse of 
Mrs. Mackworth, where he baptised 
three children of Nathaniel Wallis, and 
requiring him to desist from any ^such 
practices in the future, was construed 
by them to be a violation of the articles 
of the agreement of 1658, and determined 
them to break from their allegiance 
to Massachusetts on the first favorable 
opportunity. Of their purpose thoy 
made no secret, and, in 1663, they took a 
decided stand against the government, 
which the court endeavored to overawe 
by vigorous measures. Presentments 
were made against several parties, the 
most of whom were adjudged g'uilty 
and punished by a small fine, but the 
heaviest measure of vengeance fell upon 
Jordan, who was tried and convicted 
upon six indictments, the witnesses 
against him being Geonge Cleeve, John 
Ingersoll, Anthony Brackett and James 
Ross, all of Falmouth. This policy only 
increased the spirit of hostility^ and 
gave to the enemies of Massachusetts 
a sufficient reason to secure the ap- 
pointment of four persons by the king, 
with power to settle the peace of the 
country. Two of the conamissioners. 



Colonel Richard Nichols and Colonel 
George Cartwrlg-hit, arrived at Bos- 
ton, July 23, 1664, and Sir Robert 
Carr and Samuel Maverick about Lhe 
same time at Piseataqua. With the 
latter came John Ajrohdale, an agent of 
Gorges, afterwards governor of North 
Carolina. The commissioners were oc- 
cupied for several months in Massachu- 
setts and New York and visited Maine 
in June, 1665. They appointed eleven 
justices of the peace, and three to near 
and determine all cases Doth civil and 
criminal and order the affairs 
thereof according to the laws of Eng- 
land. They forbid the commissioners 
of either Mr. Gorges or of Massachu- 
setts exercising any authority within 
the province until his majesty's plea't^- 
ure be further known. Mr. Jordan was 
one of the justices, and Mr. Cleeve, who 
held the first place under the former 
government is retired. The report of 
the commissioners Js published 'n f-ur'h 
volume, second series of the "Collections 
of the Maine Historical Society." In 
their report on Maine, they say: "In this 
province there are but few towns, and 
thoise much scattered, they are rather 
farms than towns, but in this province 
there is a bay called Casco bay in which 
are many islands, two outlets to the sea. 
many good harbors, and a great stoire of 
fish and oysters, crabs and lobsters. In 
this province as in all the rest there 
are great stores of wild ducks, geese 
and deer, in their seasons strawber- 
ries, goosberries, rasberries, barberricis 
and several sorts of bilberries. Several 
sorts of oaks and pines, chestnut and 
walnut trees, the more northerly tht 
country is, the better the timber is ac- 

Concerning Massachusetts, they say 
it was the last and hardest persuaded 
to use his majesty's name in their forms 
of justice. At the first coming over of 
the commissioners, were many untruths 

raised and sent Into other colonies. Ma- 
jor Hathorne made a seditious speech 
at the head of his company, and the 
late governor another at the meeting 
house in Boston, but neither of them 
were questioned for it by any of the 
magistrates. They will not admit any 
who is not a member of their church 
to the communion, nor their children 
to baptism, yet they will marry their 
children to those whom they will not 
admit to baptism, if they be rich. They 
did imprison and barbarously use Mr. 
Jordan for baptising children, those 
whom they will not admit to the com- 
munion, they compel to come to their 
sermons, by forcing from them five 
ebillings for every neglect; yet 'these 
men thought their own paying of one 
shilling for not coming to prayers in 
England, was an insupportable 

tyranny. They have put many Quakers 
to death, beaten some to jelly, and been 
other ways exceedingly cruel to others; 
and they say the king allows it in his 
letters to them. Indeed they have mis- 
construed all the king's letters to their 
own sense, and yet they pray constant- 
ly for their persecuted brethren in Eng- 
land. They have many things in their 
laws derogatory to his majesty's hon- 
or, of which the commissioners made a 
breviat, and desired that they might 
be altered, but they have yet done 
nothing in it. Amongst others, whoever 
keeps Christmas day is to pay five 
pounds. This colony furnished Crom- 
well with many instruments out of 
their corporation, and their college, and 
those that have retreated thither since 
his majesty's happy return, are much 
respected, and many advanced to be 

Boston is the chief town in it ;it is 
seated upon a peninsular, in the bottom 
of a bay, which is a good harbor and 
full of fish; it was fortified this year 
1665 with two blockhouses; they had 



before a castle on an island where ships 
must pass. Their houses are generally 
wooden, their streets crooked, with 
little decency, and no uniformity. 

At Cambridge they have a wooden 
college and in the yard a briclc pile of 
two bayes for the Indians; the com- 
missioners saw but one, but they said 
they had three or four more at school. 
It is to be feared that this college may 
afford as many schismatics to the 
church, and the corporation as many 
rebels to the king, as they have done, if 
not timely prevented. 

The government established by the 
kings commission had a feeble existence 
for about three years, but as soon as 
the commissioners were returned to 
England, conflict was renewed between 
the two parties, resulting in again es- 
tablishing the jurisdiolion of Massachu- 
setts. Settlers came in slowly, mostly 
fcom the older colonies, only about 
forty families can be named as being 
in the town of Falmouth at the break- 
ing out of King Philip's war in 1675. 
Prior to this war the settlers of Fal- 
mouth had experienced no inconven- 
ience from the Indians; in fact they evi- 
dently considered them of no account. 
The first to shed blood was a party of 
English who went to the north end of 
Oasco Bay to gatlier corn; while there 
they discovered three Indians whom 
they attempted to arrest; one was 
killed, another wounded and the third 
escaped to his friends who, rallying to 
his rescue, attacked the English and 
drove them to their vessel. This was 
immediately after the disturbance at 
the house of Thomas Purchase at Pe- 
jepscot, and supposed to have been the 
same gang. About a week after this 
affray the Indians raided the homestead 
and burned the buildings of John 
Wakely, who lived about th.tee quar- 
ters of a mile below the falls on the 
east bank of the Presumpscot. This 

family consisted of John and his wife 
and his four children, his father Thom- 
as and wife; all were most cruelly mur 
dered except one daughter, Elizabeth, 
age eleven, carried into captivity. she 
subsequently became the wife of Rich- 
ard Scamman. The Indians visited the 
town a second time this year, burned 
several houses, killed a son of GeoTge 
Ingersol and another at Caplsic, and 
Ambrose Boaden, Sen., at Spurwink. 
Many of the inhabitants now left the 
town, seeking refuge in more thickly 
settled places. 

In 1676 the Indians, emboldened by their 
successes of the previous year, again 
visited Falmouth, and commenced their 
operations at the house of Anthony 
Brackett, who lived near where the 
raiiToad now crosses Giove street. In 
this attack upon the town, Hubbard 
says there were thirty-four persons 
killed and carried into captivity. The 
names of the killed, so far as known 
(but there were probably others^ were 
Benjamin Atwell, Thomas Brackett, 
Robeift Corbin, Hum.phrey Durham, 
Nathaniel Mitton, only son of Michael, 
died without issue, John Munjoy and 
Isaac Wakely. All upon the Neck ex- 
cept Munjoy, Wakely and the Brackett 
family, escaped with their pastor. Rev. 
George Burroughs to one of the islands. 
To what extent the buildings were de- 
stroyed does not appear,but it is evident 
that the town was deserted, fur there is 
no account of the presence of any fam- 
ilies until after the close of" the war. 

The enemies of the Massachusetts 
govemiment took advantage of tihie In- 
dian troubles to further pr-ejudioe the 
king against that colomy, and were so 
far suceesfui as to pirocure a oonfirma- 
tion of the charteir witlh its origi'nal 
boundls, amnulling its jurisdiction over 
Maine and New Hampshire and resitor- 
ing those provinces to the heiirs of 
Gorges and Mason. Wben this decision 
became kniown in Boston, the govern- 



memt privately employed Mr. John 
Ush'er, a promirnent merchaiil, to secure 
by purchase I'he provinoe of Maine 
tine Gorges heirs. He was smcoeisl'ul in 
his niegxiitiatioin'S, secured a deed of the 
whole provunce from Pisoataqua to 
Sagadahoc, and in 1678 coinvcy«d the 
same to Massadiueetts, the consddera- 
tfion being twelve hunditd and fifty 
pounds. Tliis purchase made it neoes- 
saxy to make a change in government 
to such as was autihorized by tihe Gorges 
charter, and ThO'mas Danforth, deputy 
gov-^ernod- of Massachusetts, was ap- 
pointed Presidenit of Maine. The fiiet 
General Assembly was held at York on 
the thirtieth day of March, 1680, Wal- 
ter Glendele appearJig for Falmouth, 
but havirbg no certifioa.e of election, he 
was not allowed a seat; Aathony 
Brackett waa app:,in't©d Lii.u^enant, 
and Thaddeus Claike, Ensgn. 

A tre-aty of peace was concltid'ed with 
the Indians at Casco Apiil 12, 1678, and 
many of the inhabitante returned. A 
fort, called Fort Loyal, was erected on 
a point of land where the Grand Trunk 
station now stiandis, and in it Pres. Dan- 
foirth held a court in Scptemher for ..he 
purpose of eeatliing the inhabitants. A 
record of has proceedin>gs may ba found 
in the York Registry. 

During the next ten years the popula- 
tion of Falmouth increased to six or 
seven hundred persoms, about twenty- 
five families lived upon the Neck. la 
1689, the French and Indian war biing in 
progress, a body of four or five hundred 
Indians made an attaq^i upon the town. 
A sharp engagement of ab;ut six hooins 
took place in Lieut. Bra.kett's orchard 
and tJhe enemy were forced to retreat, 
the town being saved by the timely ar- 
rival of Maj. Church with his command. 

The following spring the town was 
again attacked, this time by a numer- 
ous body of French and Indians under 
conimand of Mons. Portneuf and Lieut. 

Courtmanche. Many of the people 

fled to thie fort for safety, the siege con- 
tiniued for five days, and then with a 
solemn promise of "good quairter" from 
the French officers, Fort Loyal was sur- 
rendered on the twentieth day of May. 
Theee officers have been justly char- 
acterized "IndLanized French." for re- 
gardless of tSiedr obligation, and the 
claims of a common humanity, a gen- 
eral massacre followed the oapitulatio'n. 
Little less creditaible was the conduct 
of Miassachusetts at Uhis time, for dis- 
regarding the first principle of govern- 
ment, it neglected to furnish protec- 
tion in time of dire need, and left un- 
©eipulchered tlhe evidences of its inhu- 
manity for morie than two years. (See 
Hull's Siege of Fort Loyal.) 

The mieftanchody event on the Neck dis- 
heartened tihe remiaining inhabitants 
and within a few days the town of Fal- 
mouth was for the second time deserted. 

The names of but few persons Who 
lost their lives at the destruction of 
Fort Loyal have been preserved; Mr. 
Willis gives a list of the names of about 
170 persons, believed to have been set- 
tled in Falmouth between the first and 
second wars and supposes that some of 
the families were entirely destroyed, 
others who escaped never returned, but 
that many of the ancient names are 
found in our subsequent history. 

It is likely that fishermen from other 
parts pursued their calling, with little 
interruption, and probably continued 
to make use of the ooiter islands, but 
there is no evidence of returning set- 
tlers until after the treaty executed at 
Mare's point in Casco bay Jan. 7, 1699. 
The following spring, in accordance 
with the treaty a fort was erected, pri- 
marily for 'the convenience of the In- 
dians foT a trading post. "Kie fort was 
built at the head of the bay on land 
now occupied by Gen. John Marshall 
Brown. The place was named New 



Casco, to dlstingrulsh it from the Neok, 
which was called Old Casco. 

Settlers gathered in the vicinity of 
the fort, aind some of the old fa-mdlies 
returned to thedir possessions on Cape 
Elizabeth. The Indians had been 
greatly reduced and impoverished by 
the wars, and would have given the 
settlers little further trouble, had the 
treaty concluded at Ryswick In 
1697 produced a lasting peace, but a 
new admnnisftration coming into power 
in England, the wars with France were 
renewed witih increased fury in 1702. 
Ttie French in this country had, 
through their missionaries and other- 
wise, won the confidence of the eastern 
Indians, and feeling, if possible, more 
bitterly hostile towards the English 
settlers than tihe savages themselve<s, 
lost no time in persuading the Indians 
to dis-regard their promises of peace 
and renew their war of extermination. 

In August 1703, a large party of 
French and Indians unexpectedly at- 
tacked all the settlements from Casco 
to Wells. The inhabitants of Cape Eliz- 
abeth being this time the most severe 
sufferers; nine families had settled near 
where Fort Preble now stands, and 
they were suddenly come upon, some 
of the men were absent and 25 men, 
women and children were killed, and 
several were made captive. 

Some of the Jordans had returned 
to Spurwink, and they were visited at 
the same time, twenty-two persons by 
that name w-ere killed or made pris- 
oners. There being no settlers upon 
the Neck, the enemy next turned their 
attention to New Casco. Here the 
people had been alarmed and taken 
refuge in the fort. Maj. March with his 
command of 36 men bravely withstood 
their attacks, notwithstanding the dis- 
parity of numbers ,for upw^ards of six 
days, but the timely arrival of Capt. 
Southack, In an armed vessel, saved 

them from the fate of Port Loyal. The 
fort continued to be maintained, al- 
though the town was again entirely 
deserted of its inhabitants. Maj. Sam- 
uel Moody succeeded Maj. March in 
the command of the fort in 1707, and 
continued in command until the cessa- 
tion of hostilities in 1713. In 1716 the 
government of Massachusetts voted to 
remove the stores and demolish the 
fort at Casco. At this time Maj. Moody 
and Capt. Benjamin Larrabee, with 
others, who had been occupants of the 
fort, removed to the Neck and built 
themselves houses, "one Ingersol," 
being then its only inhabitant. The lo- 
cation of Mr. Ingersol's house is not 
known, but it is not unreasonable to 
presume that as Pres. Danforth assign 
ed lots on the Neck lo John, George, 
Samuel and Joseph Ingersol in 1680, 
and as this was evidently an old man, 
that it was one of them, and that he 
was in the possession of his own lot. 


An order passed the Council July 20, 
1716, granting the petition of Capt. 
Samuel Moody, late commander of the 
fort at New Casoo, to build a small for- 
tification about his own house, upon his 
own land at a place commonly called 
Old Casoo, and to furnish the same 
wath arms and ammunition at his own 
expense, for himself and the inhabitants 
there, being in number fifteen men be- 
sides women and children. Zachariah 
Brackett and Benjamin Skillings had 
already returned to their farms at 
Back Cove, and others of the previous 
settlement, findng their ancient posses- 
sions invaded by a new population, 
united (36 in number) in a petition to 
the Greneral Court for liberty to rebuild 
their ruined settlement. 

The previous year a committee con- 
sisting of John Wheelright, Abraham 
Preble, Joseph Hammond, Charles 
Frost and John Leighton, to wliich were 



subsequently added Lewis Bane and 
Joseph Hill, any three of them author- 
ized to act, were appointed "to prose- 
cute the regular settlement of the east- 
ern frontier," and were "directed to lay 
out the town plaits in a regular and de- 
fensible manner, at the cliarge of the 
proprietors." Under this act, the com- 
mittee met at Falmouth on the 16th day 
of July, 1718, and in their report, say 
that they had determined the spot 
whereon the ancient town of Falmouth 
stood and defined its bounds according 
to their best judgment, they found it 
a very agreeable place for a settlement, 
with above twenty families already set- 
tled; and had advised in respect to 
laying out streets and highways, also 
for locating the meeting house, for the 
convenience of the town in general ; they 
recommended that the inhabitants be 
invested with the power to act as a 
town as soon as may be. 

The report was accepted, and the 
town incorporated with the "proviso, 
that the order shall not infringe on the 
just title tliat any person has to land 
there, and that fifty more families, at 
the least, be admitted as soon as may 

In August, 1718, five vessels with im- 
migrants, from the north of Ireland, 
arrived in Boston. One party, about 
twenty families, in a brig, visited the 
coast of Maine, seeking a favorable 
location. They spent the winter in 
Falmouth, and as no adequate provis- 
ion had been made for such a large 
increase of population, there was 
much suffering and aid was asked and 
received from the General Court. The 
brig sailed away with most of the 
families in the spring, some however 
concluded to remain, among whom 
were James Armstrong, and his sons, 
John, Simon, and Thomas, and Robert 
Means, his son-in-law, William Jame- 
son, William Jeals, (Gyles,) William 
and Andrew Simonton, and Randal 

McDonald; these became valuable 
citizens, and their descendants are yet 
with us. 

The first town meeting, after the in- 
corporation was held March 10, 1719. 
Joshua Moody was chosen clerk, John 
Wass, William Scales, Dominicus Jor- 
dan, John Pritchard, and Benjamin 
Skillings, selectmen; Thomas Thomes, 
constable, and Jacob Collings and 
Samuel Proctor, surveyors of fence. 
William Scales, representative to the 
♦General Court. 

In compliance with the proviso that 
additional families should be settled, 
upwards of one hundred and thirty 
persons were taken in upon act of the 
town, who were to pay ten pounds 
each, but a difficulty arose as to the 
titles to the land. Parties calling 
themselves the "Old Proprietors," 
claimed all the land, as heirs or 
assigns of the original grantees, while 
those who had come in, were sufii- 
ciently numerous to take the manage- 
ment of the town into their own 
hands, called themselves the "New 
Proprietors," and claimed that the act 
of Incorporation gave the land to the 
town, and imposed upon them the 
duty of gx-anting the same to actual 
settlers, and that it was for the inter- 
est of the town to have it done. The 
controversy continued for several 
years, causing much embarrassment 
and confusion to the settlers and hin- 
dering the growth of the town. The 
Supreme Court held in Boston in 1731, 
sustained the claims of the Old Pro- 
prietor's, having special reference to 
those whose titles had been confirmed 
by Pres. Danforth. This judgment 
ment settled the controversy and led to 
an amicable arrangement in 1732; the 
actual possessions of the former inhab- 
itants were respected, and the unap- 
pi^O'priated and was applied to the uses 
of the town. 




There is no pretense that the first set- 
tlers came to Falimouth to escape relig- 
ious persecuticffi, likely some came to 
escape prosecution, but tihe unrest and 
ambitions inherited from a mixed an- 
cestry account for t9ie presence of the 
Anglo Saxon, and "The damger's self is 
lure alone." From what is known of 
Sir Gorges, we can believe that he was 
animated with the noble desire to im- 
prove the condition of his less fortunate 
neighbore by encouraging em"gration, 
but his great amibition was to create a 
new state wherein he and his heirs 
s^iould be the lords palatine. "A church 
without a bishop, and a state without a 
king," may have been in the hearts of 
the Pilgrims at Leyden, but to him 
they were but dreams of fa/naticism, 
and as a loyal churchman, when his 
son Robert was sent to be governor of 
New England, t*ie Rev. Wiliam Mor- 
rell was appointed an attache, to have 
superintendence in ecclesiastical af- 
fairs. Mr. Morrell is supposed to have 
been the first to oflficiate in divine 
services within the limits of ancient 
Falmouth; it is possible, however, that 
there may have been a clergyman in 
Capt. Levett's company, he havirng then 
been here several months, but no (men- 
tion is made of any. 

The first Clergyman to be located here 
was the Rev. Richard Gibson, a gradu- 
ate af Magdalin college, who was sent 
out with Mr. Winter by Mr. Trelawray 
to look after the spiritual welfare of his 
colonists in and aJbout Richmonds is- 
land. He did not get along very well 
w-ith Mr. Winter; in a letter to Mr. 
Trelawny he complains of coarse treat- 
ment from Winter; that he had not 
been paid according to agreement, so 
that he had been forced to remove to 
Piscataquis for maintainance. Mr. 
Gibson married January 14, 1368-9. Mary, 
daughter of Thomas Lewis of Saco; the 

next year he was chosen pastor of the 
ehuroh at Portsmouth and later he was 
arrested for disresipectful comments on 
the Massachusetts government. Gov. 
Winthrop says that he was a .scholar, 
but he did not like his zeal in behalf of 
the Episcopacy; being a stranger and 
about to depart from the country in a 
few days, he was discharged without 

Rev. Robert Jordan, a graduate of 
Oxford, succeeded Mr. Gibson, probab'y 
sent out by Mr. Trelawny in 1639. He 
married, January, 1643-4, Sarah, daugh- 
ter of John Winter and succeeded to 
his estate. Gov. Godfrey, who was as- 
sociated with him as a magistrate, says 
that he was "an orthodox divine for the 
church of England, and of great pai'S 
and estate." 

Rev. Thomas Jenner, probably the 
first minister of the Puritan faith that 
preached in the district, was at Saco in 
1640, and evidently remained in the vic- 
inity about six years. Some of his let- 
ters to Gov. Winthrop have been re- 
served. In 1640, speaking of the people, 
he says that he was kindly embraced 
and lovingly respected amongst them; 
but not without some hot discussions, 
especially about ceremonies; yet they 
have all ended in peace. "But general- 
ly they were very ignorant, supersti- 
tious and vicious, and scarce any re- 
ligious." Mr. Jenner was first settled 
in Roxbury in 1635, he was later in Wey- 
mouth, and in 1651 had returned to Nor- 
folk, England. 

The next notice we find of a minister 
in the vicinity is the presentment by the 
grand jury of Mr. John Thorp, for 
abusing Mr. Robert Jordan, and for ex- 
cess in drinking, and for teaching un- 
sound doctrine. Tried at York in 1653, 
and admonished and discharged ^pon 
payment of costs. In 1661 the inhab- 
itants of Scarborough represented to 
the General Court, that some two years 



since or upwards, they had made an 
agreement with Mr. John Thorp 'o be 
helpful to them in the work of the min- 
istry, "and to our great grief we are in- 
forced to accuse him of notorious crimes 
in his conversation as may appear by 
several testimonies upon oath, ajnd sev- 
eral presentments in court of drunk- 
enness and revilings of neighbors und 
others, and divers inordinate carriages, 
very unseemly for any christian, much 
more for a minister of the gospel, by 
which we conceive he doth much more 
hurt by his evil example in life that 
ever he did or can do good by his doc- 
torine." The court that he forbear to 
preach and be warned to appear at the 
next court at York. 

Mr. Thorp may not have offlciated 
in Falmouth, but the fact of his being 
in the vicinity, and the town not 
named at this time by the court as 
delinquent, suggests the probability of 
his serving' both places, and perhaps 
may have continued in Falmouth af- 
ter being driven from Scarborough, 
as "abusing Mr. Robert Jordan," 
would not have been a serious offense, 
to the Cleeve party on the Neck. In 
1669 both Falmouth and Scarborough 
were ordered by the court to forthwith 
provide themselves with an able and 
orthodox preacher.or pay fifty pounds 
per annum, to the ministry of the next 
adjoining town. Falmouth probably 
obeyed but Scarborough was present- 
ed again the next year. 

The laws imposing' upon all Massa- 
chusetts towns the responsibility of 
maintaining an orthodox minister, 
were quite rig'idly enforced, and Fal- 
mouth was probably not exempted, 
but the loss of all town records makes 
the personal uncertain. There has, 
however, been found ample evidence 
that the Rev. George Burroug-hs, who 
graduated at Harvard college in 1670, 
was settled in this town. The date of 

his coming is not known, but at the 
ravage of the town by the Indians in 
1676, he, with some of his parishioners, 
escaped, and were afterwards settled 
in Salem. He returned to his charge 
on the resettlemnt of Falmouth. but 
had removed before the general mas- 
sacre in 1690, thus escaping a savage 
death, only to suffer a felon's doom. 
He and several others were most wick- 
edly hanged for witchcraft, at Salem, 
August 9, 1692." "His fellow Chris- 
tians were more cruel in their igno- 
rance than the heathen in their 

Among the first acts of the new organ- 
ization of the town of Falmouth was to 
vote that a minister be procured as goon 
as possible, and Samuel Moody was ap- 
pointed to look out foir some suitable 
person for that service. This was in 
May, 1719, and in September, it was 
voted to raise sixty -five pounds by sub- 
scription, to which to be added 
strangers' contributions; later it was 
voted that if the sub'scriptions prove in- 
sufficient, the town make it up to one 
pound and five shillings per week by a 
rate. At the Maroh meeting in 1720, 
before drawing lots for the three ac<-e 
lo'ts, it was voted to set apart one lot 
for the minister that firs^t settles, and 
another for the ministry. The town 
evidently concluded that Mr. Moody 
was a little slow, for in August it was 
voted that the selectmen look out for a 
minister by writing to the president of 
the college, or any other means, they 
should think proper. In Mav 1721, the 
town voted that the same committee 
that -was chosen to treat with Mr. Pare 
Point, shall treat with him again for 
his further continuance with us; and in 
July the committee reported that they 
had agreed with him for six months 
longer, as they had for the former six 
months. In April, 1722, a committee, 
consisting of Capt. Larraby, Mr. John 



Sawyer and Mr. Thomas Thames, were 
appointed to agree with Capt. SamuGl 
Moody, Esq., for the half year's board 
thiat is behind, and not satisfied, for the 
year past for Mr. Parepinte. 

This pers^Tn whose name so severeQy 
taxed the spelling ingenuity of the 
town clerk, and also of Parson Smth. 
was the Rev. Jonathan Pierponit of 
Reading, graduated at Harvard college 
in 1714. He was chaplain and surgeon 
at Fort Richmond in 1739 and died at 
Byfield. Mass.. in 1758. leaving widow 
Margaret, but no children. 

In 1723. in c^nsideratioTi of the present 
circumstances. Mr. Ooni . Jordan was 
appointed to confer with the selectmen 
of Black Point, to see if arrangements 
could not be made to have their minis- 
ter half the time. 

The following February, the setlect- 
men were desired to write to some 
minister in or about Boston, and pray 
their assistance in procuring a suitable 
minister. From this appeal we find no 
report, but in March, 1726. the selectmen 
were called to consider "the making 
provision for the subsistence and set- 
tlement of a gospel minister among us, 
and particularly to consider some pro- 
posal to ye Rev'd. Mr. Smith about his 
continuance with us." It was voted 
that the town allows of the agreement 
made by the selectmen with Maj. 
Moody, for the minister's board at ten 
shHllngs a week. 

April 26, 1726, a formal Invitation was 
extended to the Rev. Thomas Smith, 
who had been a frequent supply during 
the preceding ten months, to settle In 
Falm'outh, offering Mm a salary of 
seventy pounds and the contributions 
of strangers; and promising to increase 
the same "as their circumstances would 
allow." The caill was accepted the 
following January and March 8, 1726-7 
the church was gart;hered, and Mr. 
Smitti ordained pastor. 


The only mention of a meeti«ig-house 
in Falmouth prior to the resettlement, 
is found in a deposition taken ir.i Boston 
in 1736, the following being an abstract: 
John Alliset, aged about eighty years, 
te.stifleth and saitlh, that he formerly 
lived in Falmouth, in Casco Bay and 
that he well knew Mr. Geoi-ge Cleeves, 
and Mr. George Munjoy, and Mary his 
wife, with whom he lived eight years, 
and that there is a certain run of water 
about twenty rods distant from Fort 
Point, laying about north from said 
Fort Point. That he well remembers 
that Mr. George Cleeves had a house 
and lived therein: which house was be- 
tween the said Fort Point and the said 
run of water: and that Mr. George 
MuTijoy had a house and lived therein, 
which was upon the northeasterly sidp 
of said run of water; that he also well 
remembers that there was a meeting- 
house built on a point of Mr. Munjoy's 
land bearing about N. E. or easterly 
from said Munjoy's house." 

It was a long struggle for the new 
town to build their meeting house, al- 
though proceedings were inaugurated 
promptly enough. At a meeting held 
February 22, 1719-20, the town voted 
"that there be a meeting-house built 
as soon as possible, thirty-six feet in 
length, and twenty-eight in breadth and 
twenty foot stud." Samuel Moody 
Esq., Captain Richard Coller and Mr. 
John Sawyer, were appointed to take 
charge of the building-. The following 
January the town voted that the tax 
for building, "may be paid in lumber or 
such things as may be produced in the 
town." July 3, 1721, it was voted, "that 
the meeting-house frame should be 
raised there or thereabouts, upon ye 
rising ground where the timber now 
lies, and that Wednesday the 12th of 



this Instant July should be the day of 
raising said frame." This building 
was near the west corner of Middle and 
India streets. 

May. 25, 1722, the town voted that the 
frame should be covered and enclosed, 
and John Sawyer, Benjamin In- 
gersol and Samuel Cob were appointed 
to procure the necessary material. It 
was also voted that the money granted 
by the General Court shall go towards 
defraying the expense. In May, 1723, 
action was taken on Mr. Blaxton's pro- 
posal to take land "for satisfaction for 
boards and planks." Four years later 
a committee reported that they had 
laid off the land to Mr. Richard Blax- 
ton in payment of the same. Early in 
1724 a contract was made with Messrs. 
Thomes. Tngersol, Doughty and Wal- 
ton, to get the clapboards for the meet- 
ing-house at four pounds ten shillings 
per thousand, to be paid out of the town 
stock. In 1725 it was voted to raise 
ninety pounds by a rate, for finishing 
the meeting hous e on the outsi de, and 
discharging the debts of the town. In 
1728 it was voted that there be some 
seats made for the convenience of peo- 
ple sitting, and some glass made to 
the meeting-house at Purpooduck. 
(This house was built of logs on the 
high ground west of Fort Preble and 
was also occupied as a garrison.) It 
was also voted that the meeting-house 
on this side be finished as far as pulpit 
and seats are concerned, and that some 
carpenter do this work with all con- 
venient speed. In July, the same year, 
it was voted that the galleries be fin- 
ished and all "the journey work above 
in the upper part of the house." And 
in November it was voted to build a 
pew for the minister with all conven- 
ient speed. Jeremiah Riggs was ap- 
pointed to take care of the meeting- 
house and look after the pound, for 
which service he was to receive twenty 
shillings a year. This service was per- 
formed by Thomas Haskell in 1730, and 

by Peter Walton in 1731. This building 
continued to be occupied for religious 
service until July 20, 1740, on which date 
public worship was celebrated for the 
first time in the new meeting-house, on 
Back street, and in 1742 the town voted 
"that the old meeting house be for the 
town use, for a town house for the fu- 
ture." The interior was remodeled for 
town and county uses, and in bad trav- 
eling Mr. Smith sometimes held his 
meetings in the court room. In 1771 
the building was removed to Greely's 
lane, now- Hampshire street, where it 
was burned in Mowatt's confiagration. 

The new meeting-house was not the 
work of the town, but was built by a 
few individuals whose names 'do not 
appear on record, but who were pub- 
lic spirited enough to anticipate the 
future and to provide larger and bet- 
ter accommodations for the present. 
They had to encounter severe opposi- 
tion, but encouraged by the prayers 
and support of their beloved pastor, 
they persevered, and in two years 
after securing a lot had the building 
ready for use. It was formally offer- 
ed to the parish at a meeting called 
for its consideration, on the 17th day 
of July, 1740. Mr. Smith says, "I was 
at prayer," and "A sad opposition 
there was," but by a small majority 
the house was accepted and it was 
"Voted that the new meeting-house on 
the Neck, be a parish-house forever." 
The pews on the lower floor were re- 
served for the proprietors, and Mr. 
Smith was notified that the parish had 
accepted the house and "desired him 
to preach in it the next Lords Day." 

The house was not expensive, the 
exterior remained unfinished until 
1756, and it was not painted until after 
the revolution. 

The lot on which the house was 
built, was a portion of that granted 
to Samuel Moody in 1720, was purchas- 
ed of his heirs, and the title, the same 
under which it is now holden, reads as 



To all people to whom these Pres- 
ents shall come: 

Joshua Moody Esq., Samuel Moody, 
physician, Mary Mountfort, widow; 
all of Falmouth in the county of 
York and province of the Mass- 
achusetts bay, in New England, 
children and the only heirs to 
the estate of Samuel Moody, Esq., late 
of Falmouth af ores' d dec'd sends — 

Know ye, t^iat for and in considera- 
tion of the full and jusit sum of ten 
pounds to us well and truly paid by 
the Society for building a meeting- 
hiouse in the first parish in Falmouth 
afors'd, the receipt whei'eoif, we the 
said Joshua Moody, Samuel Moody, 
and MaiT Mountfort do hereby ac- 
knowledge, and ourselves tiherewith 
fully satisfied, contented and paid, have 
given, granted, bargainied, sold, alien- 
ed, conveyed and confirmed and do by 
thesie presents fully, freely and abso- 
lutely give, grant, bargain, alien, con- 
vey and confirm unto them the said So- 
ciety, for building a meieting-house in 
the first parisli of Falmouth afors'd, 
that now are or that shall hereafter be- 
long to s'd. Socd'ety, them and such as 
them, their and each of their heirs, 
exec, admin's, and successors forever, 
a certain tract or parcel of land, situate 
in Falmouth afoiis'd and on the neck of 
land where the town now stands, bound- 
ed as followetih: begining at a stake 
s'tainding' on a course noTth forty one 
degrees east one hundred and fourteen 
feet froon a large rook that lyes ou the 
northerly side of Back street, near op- 
posite to Benja. Liarraby's bam, and 
from saiid stake north forty degrees 
wesit one hundred and forty feet, thence 
east forty degrees north one hundred 
and twenty- two feet to a stake, thence 
south forty degrees east one hundred 
and forty feet to a stake standing by 
Back street, thence by said street to 
the first bounds mentioned, be the same 

more or less; it being part of the three 
acre lot laid out toSaimueil Moody, Esq., 
dec'd. aforementioned. Together with 
all the privileges and appertainances 
iftiereto belonging, or in any wise ap- 
pertaining unto them the s'd. Society 
for building a meeting-house in the 
first parish in Falmouth, that now are 
or that shall hereafter belong unto their 
heirs, admin's, successors and aissigns, 
to each of them in proportion according 
to tfhe respective sums they pay 
towards building said mieeting — to each 
and every one of there use for building 
and erecting a imeetin<g-house thereon, 
or any other use the s'd Society, their 
heirs, suooeisors, or assiigns shall see 
cause to put it to as an estate in fee 
simple forever. 

And furthermore, we the said Joshua 
Moody, Samuel Moody and Mary 
Mountfort, for ourselves, our heirs, ex- 
ec'rs. and admin's do promise and en- 
gage the above demise'd premises unto 
them the said Society, that now are or 
that shall hereafter belong unto them, 
each and levery of them in proportion as 
afors'd, their heirs, sucoes>&ors and 
assigns, forever hereafter to warrant, 
secure and defend against the lawful 
claims of every pereon or persons from, 
by or under us, or any of us, or from, by 
and under the said Samuel Moody, 

In witness whei'eof we have hereunto 
seit our hands and seals, this twenty 
second day of June in the twelfth year 
of his majesty's reign, in the year of 
our L/ord one thousand seven hundred 
and thirty eight. 

Joshua Moody. 
Samuel Moody. 
Mary Mountfort. 

In presence of Mai-^- Pearson and 
Anne Hodge. 

Acknowledged Sept. 6. 1738, before 
Peter Nowell, J. P. 

Recorded, book 21, page 6, October 
9, 1738. Jere Moulton, Reg'r, 





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In 1758 Capt. Alexander Ross pro- 
cured from England, a bell weighing 
eight hundred pounds, at a cost of 
about one hundred and twenty-four 
pounds; as there was then no tower, 
the bell was suspended in a frame 
set up in the yard for the purpose. 

In 1760 the building was enlarged in 
accordance with plans submitted by 
Simon Gookin in 1753, by sawing it 
through in the middle and removing 
each end twelve feet, thereby making 
room for twenty-eight more pews on 
the ground floor. This work was 
done in acceptance of an offer of 
prominent citizens, to make the 
change without cost to the parish, the 
additional pews to be their compen- 
sation. At the same time a tower for 
the bell was raised at the west end of 
the building, porches built over the 
east and south entrances, and June 
26, 1761, Mr. Smith says: "Our people 
raised the spire of the steeple; I 
prayed with them." 

The original proposal to enlarge the 
meeting-house has been carefully pre- 
served, and this interesting relic is 
neatly framed and now adorns the 
walls of the Parish House. It reads 
as follows: 

"To the Committee appointed for 
calling meetings in the First Parish in 
the town of Falmouth. 

Gent's. Whereas sundry persons in 
the First Parish of Falmouth are 
destitute of pews in the meeting-house, 
and are thereby, they and their fam- 
ily's, very much incommoded, therefore 
think it needful to have it inserted in 
the warning for the annual parish 
meeting, to get liberty of the Parish to 
have the s'd meeting-house lengthen- 
ed 24 feet. And in case the s'd Parish 
will agree to it, (or of the old ones in 
case every person now owning pews 
chooses to keep the same place,) and 
allow us the subscribers the property ot 

the new pews, that will be made by the 
alterations afores'd. We bind and 
oblige ourselves to perfect and finish 
the s'd alterations and to leave the s'd 
meeting-house in as good order as it 
is when we begin s'd alterations. 

B. Waite. 

Thomas Brackett. 

William Weeks. 

Joshua Freeman. 

Joshua Freeman, Jr. 

Isaac Ilsley, Jr. 

David Patrick. 

Chipman Cobb. 

Ebenezer Cobb. 

Josiah Noyes. 

Nath'l Coffin. 

Will. Sweetser. 

James Gooding. 

John Miller. 

Benj'n Mussey. 

Lem'l Weeks. 

Simon Gookin. 

Joseph Goodin. 

Joseph Ingersol. 

William Bennett. 

Benj'n Tilcomb. 

Joseph Ingersol (for Samuel Hodg- 

Dan'l Tucker. 

James Lunt. 

Benjamin Lunt. 

Samuel Cobb, Jr. 

Samuel Cobb for self and Capt. Jor- ,■ 
dan and for Moses Young. 

Benj'n Pettingell. 

Eben'r Mayo. 

Benj'n Haskell. 

Thomas Moseley. 

Step'n Longfellow. 

The familiar picture of the ancient 
structure represents its appearance 
subsequent to the alterations com- 
menced in 1760; divest it of tower and 
porches and reduce its length by about 
one quarter will make the plan of the 
original building. 


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Mr. William ttoold, in his "Portland in 
the Past" gives an interesting descrip- 
tion of the building, from personal 
recollection. The arrangement for 
seating the congregation prior to its re- 
construction is not certainly known, 
but we may infer that the wall pews 
were not disturbed, and that the addi- 
tions involved only a rearrangement of 
the pews in the body of the house. 
T-wo plans of the ground floor have 
been preserved, both of which are here 
reproduced. The one bearing date 1753 
is most likely the one submitted by 
Mr. Gookin and was probably modified 
in construction as shown in the plan of 
a suibsequent date. These plans are 
made especially interesting by naming 
the pew holders. 

In its later days this memorable build- 
ing was sometimes called "The Old 
Jerusalem," and under that expressive 
appellation is often mentioned in dog- 
gerel by the wits of the time, the re- 
frain of one song being: 
"How we'll ba, 
Fa, sol, la, 

In the Old Jerusalem; 
We'll have no qualms in singing psalms, 

In the Old Jerusalem." 


Of the Falmouth company at the 
siege of Louisburg, 1745, from original 
in possession of Hon. Andrew Hawes. 

Moses Pearson, Capt. 

George Knight. Lieut. 

James Springer, Ensign. 

Axel Roberts, Sergt. 

Philip Hodgkins, Sergt. 

Ebenezer Gustin, Sergt. 

Joshua Ilsley, Sergt. 

Joseph Emerson, Corp. 

David Woodman, Corp. 

Gamaliel Pote, Corp. 

Samuel Lunt, Corp. 

Simon Wheeler, Drum'r. 

John Roberts, Clerk. 

Anderson, John. 

Ayer, John. 

Barton, Penuiel. 

Clark, Samuel. 

Clifford, Jacob. 

Crosby, Abiel. 

Douty, Daniel. 

Foster, Joseph. 

Frost, Andrew Pep. 

Gikey, James. 

Oilman, Edward. 

Gould, Moses, serv't to Nathan Wins- 

Graffam, Jacob. 

Graves, Samuel, son of John, (under 

Hall, Ebenezer. 

Hodgkins, Moses. 

Hodgkins, Samuel, serv't to Philip 
Hodgkins, (under age.) 

Ingersol, Nathaniel. 

Lincoln, Ebenezer. 

Lowell, Samuel. 

Pitman, Nehemiah. 

Sawyer, Abraham. 

Sequent, (an Indian.) 

Simson, Joshua. 

Thorn, Joseph. 

Thorn, Joseph, Jr., serv't to Moses 

Williams, George, son of Geo. (un- 
der age.) 

"The Petition of us the Subscribers 
Humbly S'heweth: 

That whereas, We were in the Expedi- 
tion against Louisburg and the Settle- 
ments adjacent then under the ccm- 
mand of the French King, beng in ed. 
service.not only until, but for some Con- 
siderable time after the Reduction there- 
of to tlhe obedience of the King of Great 
Britain, and some of us Detained there- 





of for tihe Defense of Louisbourg until 
Relieved by His Majesties troops from 
Gibraltar, being about Sixteen Months 
from the time of Entrance into said 
Service to our arrival at our Respective 
Homes, the FatJigue of which service, 
your Excellency & Hoinours aire well 
knowing to, and our Wages but low in 
sd. Service, and as (many of us) were 
put out of our Usual way of Business, it 
terminated very Detrimental to us, and 
as many of us have no lands for settle- 
ment, nor wherewith to purchase any. 
Therefore w-e Pray Your Honours to 
Grant us a To«Tish)ip of the Contents 
of Six Miles Square, of some of the un- 
appropriated lands of said Province, 
soimewhere in the county of York, to be 
settled by Petitioners in such time and 
under Such Restrictions, as your Ex- 
cellency and Honoui's in your known 
Wisdom Shall See meet to Injoine us, 
and as your Petitdoners in Duty bound 
will Ever Pray." 

Moses Pearson, George Knight, Isaac 
Ilsley Jacob Clefford, James Springer, 
Jeremiah Springer, Jeremiah Spring- 
er, Jr., Gamaliel Pote, Nathaniel 
Ingersoll, Samuel Graves, Ebenezer 
Gustin, James Gilkey, Moses Hodges- 
kin, Joshua Brackett, Philip Hodge- 
kins, John Fowle, Richard Semple, 
Stephen Clark, John Clark, Jacob 
True, Josiah Huniw'el, David Douty, 
Benj'm Sweetser, Jeremiah Pote, Sam- 
uel Clark, Thos. Brackett, Elisha Pote, 
Samuel Lunt, Jr., Job Lunt, Samuel 
Hodgskins, John Clark, John Ander- 
son, Samuel Lowel, John Owen, Jun- 
ior, Jacob GrafCam, Joshua Moodey, 
John Irish, William Reed, Abraham 
Sawyer, John Roberts, William Pitt- 
man, Perinel Berton, George Williams, 
John Ayer, Samuel Atwood. 

The petition was 
granted, as is well known, and the town- 
ship is the present town of Sbandish, for 

many years known as Pearsontown. 
The township w^s granted about 1750 to 
Captains Moses Pearson and Humphrey 
Hobbs and their companies. Many of 
these petdtioners became settlers, while 
others sold their "righfand remained in 
their respective towns. Tlnis petition 
is found in Massachusetts Archives, 
Boston State House, Vol. 73, folio 617. 
Anson Titus. 

Roll of Falmouth Company in Crown 
Point expedition. Time of service from 
August 21 to December 22, 1755. 
Capt. Joseph Ingersol, Falmouth. 
Lieut. Nathaniel Ingersol, Falmouth. 
Ensign Thomas Stinson, Georgetown. 
Sergt. Nicholas Thompson, Falmouth. 

" David Welch, Yarmouth. 

" John Whitney, Yarmouth. 
Clerk, Thomas Bradbury, Falmouth. 
Corp. Martin Woodford, Falmouth. 

" Peter Deforge, Falmouth. 

" Joseph Richards, Scarboro. 

" Sajnuel Allen, Falmouth. 
Drummer, Micah Walker, Falmouih. 

Allen, Jonathan, Scarboro. 
Allen, Samuel, Scarboro. 
Blevey, Stephen, Falmouth. 
Boovery, Joseph, Falmouth. 
Brazier, Harrison, Faimouth.. 
Oarmil, Francis, Yarmouth. 
Cavenough, Cornelius, Falmouth. 
Dun, Josiah, Falmouth. 
Duggen, John, Falmouth. 
Foster, Ezekiel, Scarboro. 
Kenneston, William, Falmouth. 
Kelley, Patrick, Falmouth. 
Hamelton, John, Falmouth. 
Mallet, Mathew, Falmouth. 
McCoy, Alexander, Falmouth. 
McNess, John, Falmouth. 
Milleken, John, Scarboro. 
Mirick, John, Scarboro. 
Mirick, John, Jr., Scarboro. 



PelHs, Peter, Falmouth. 
Purrlngton, Hezekiah, Yarmouth. 
Reddock, Peter, Falmouth. 
Ryon, John, Falmouth. 
Starbord, Samuel, Falmouth. 
Thomas, Joseph, Falmouth. 
Wormajom, Benjamin, Scarboro. 
Whitney, Benjamin, Yarmouth. 
Wood, John, Falmouth. 
Works, Joseph, Falmouth. 


The following list of training soldiers 
in the town of Falmouth is supplied by 
Mr. Nathan Goold. 

The colonial law required that all 
male persons from sixteen years of age 
to sixty, other than such as are herein- 
after excepted shall bear arms and be 
always provided with a well fixed fire- 
lock musket, of musket or bastard bore, 
a knapsack, a collar with twelve bando- 
leers, or cartouche box, one pound of 
good powder, twenty bullets fit for his 
gun, and twelve flints, a good sword or 
cutlass, a worm and priming wire fit 
for his gun. 

The persons hereafter named were ex- 
empted from all trainings, viz: "the 
members of the council, the representa- 
tives for the time being, the secretary, 
justices of the peace, those exempted by 
college charter,masters of art.ministers, 
elders and deacons of churches, sher- 
iffs, allowed physicians, or surgeons, and 
profest school masters, all such as have 
had commissions and served as field of- 
ficers, or captains, lieutenants, or en- 
signs, coroners, treasurers, attorney- 
general, deputy sheriffs, clerks of 
courts, constables, constant ferrymen, 
and one miller to each grist mill, rev- 
enue officers, masters of vessels of thir- 
ty tons and upwards, herdsmen, lame 
persons, Indians and negroes." 

In 1702 it was enacted, that the com- 
missioned officers of each miltiary com- 
pany make from time to time, and keep 
a fair list of one quarter part at least of 
the soldiers in their company, such as 
are most able and fit for service; and 
the chief officer shall give notice to 
every such soldier of his being enlisted, 
and require him to be always in readi- 
ness and completely armed to be sent 
forth and march into the service 
against the enemy when he shall be 
thereto commanded. 

Roll of Capt. James Milk's company, 
Falmouth Neck. 

Anderson, John. 

Atwood, Samuel. 

Baker, John. 

Bangs, Edward. 

Barten, Fennel. 

Blanchard, Moses. 

Bracket, Anthony. 

Bracket, John. 

Bracket, Joshua, Jr. 

Bracket, Thomas. 

Bradbury, Timothy. 

Brazier, Harrison. 

Brown, Hugh. 

Cobb, Smith. 

Cole, Joseph. 

Cox, John, Jr. 

Cromwell, Caleb. 

Dolley, John. 

Dow, Daniel. 

Dow, Jabez. 

Duncan, James. 

Eayr, Joshua. 

Fenesse, James. 

Flairty, James. 

Flood, James. 

Folett, John. 

Ford, Francis. 

Gookins, Samuel. 

Gray, Andrew. 

Gray, Joshua. 

Green, William. 

Haden, John. 

Hilton, Ebenezer. 

Hunt, Ichabod. 



Ilsley, Enoch. 
Jones, Jabez. 
Jordan, Jededlah. 
Knight, Anthony. 
Knight, William. 
Loring, Beza. 
Lowell, Stephen. 
McLellan, James. 
McLellan, Joseph. 
Morss, Eliphalet. 
Morss, Jona, Jr. 
Motley, John, Jr. 
Moulton, John. 
Mountfort, Edmund. 
Mountfort, Samuel. 
Noyes, David. 
Noyes, Joseph. 
Noyes, Noah. 
Oliver, Jona. 
Owen, John, 
Owen, Thomas. 
Owen, William. 
Patten, Robert. 
Peffcott, Pierce. 
Pettengill, Daniel. 
Pitman, William. 
Pollen, Joseph. 
Pottinger, Arther. 
Preble, Jedediah, Jr. 
Pride, William. 
Proctor, Benjamin. 
Kendall, Jacob. 
Ross, John. 
Sawyer, Edward. 
Sawyer, Stephen. 
Scot. Gilbert. 
Simpson, Edward. 
Smith, Thomas, Jr. 
Snow, Ebenezer. 
Stickney, Jacob. 
Stickney, Thomas. 
Swan, John. 
Sweetsir, William. 
Swett, James. 
Thomes, Thomas. 
Thomes, Daniel. 
Tibbetts, Joseph. 
Torry, David. 

Trott, John. 
Waite, Isaac. 
Waite, Stephen. 

Wannicik, Alexander. (Perhaps Mar- 
Webb, John. 
Weeks, Williamx 
Wiswell William. 
Wood, Daniel. 
Wood, Wiilliaim. 
Woodman, David. 

Bailey, Joseph. 
Bangs, Josihua. 
Bracket, Joshua. 
Brown, Jesse. 
Coffin, Nathaniel, 
Coltooi, William. 
Cox, Lemuel. 
GoodJng, James. 
Gooding, Joseph. 
Gookin, Simeofi. 
Graffam, Jacob. 
Jones, Ephrlam. 
Larraby, Bemjamin. 
Longfellow, Stephen. 
Mayo, Ebenezer. 
McLellan, Bryce. 
Miller, John. 
Moody, Enoch. 
Noyes, Josiah. 
Paine, Jonathan. 
Pearsion, Moses, Esq. 
Preble, Jedidiiah, Esq. 
Ross, Alexander. 
Springer, Jeremiah. 
Stickney, David. 
Thomes, Joseph. 
Titcomb, Benjaimiin. 
Waite, Benjamin. 
Waite, John. 
Wallis, Henry. 
Webb, Jonathan. 
A true list taken May 10, 1757. 

Benjamin Museey, Clerk. 



Capt. LoringCushing's CapeEHzabeth 
Co. Capt. Cushing was the oldest son of 
Col. Ezekiel Cushing, graduated at Har- 
vard in 1741, and died in the Continental 
army Oct. 9. 1778. 
Sergt. Daniel Sawyer. 
" Thomas Fickett. 
" George Roberts. 
" Josiah Stanford, Jr. 
Corp. Peter Woodbury. 
" Josiah Sawyer. 
Thomas Millit. 
Ebenezer Sawyer. 
Drum. Oliver Barsley. 
Josiah Wescott. 


Armstrong, Jno. 
Armstrong, Thomas. 
Aubins, Philip. 
Brown, Jacob. 
Cash, Samuel. 
Cate, Joseph. 
Chamberlain, Aaron. 
Cobb, Joseph, Jr. 
Cobb, Ebenezer. 
Commins, Thomas. 
Cressy, William. 
Crocket, Samuel. 
Couch, Bartho. 
Cox, Ebenezer. 
Deak, George. 
Doane, Nehemiah. 
Deliver, John. 
Deliver, William. 
Dor, Josiah. 
Dor, Samuel. 
Dyer, Benjamin. 
Dyer, Christopher. 
Dyer, Ephraim. 
Dyer, Henry, 3d. 
Dyer, John, Jr. 
Dyer, Isaac. 
Dyer, Joshua. 
Dyer, Levi. 
Dyer, Micah. 
Dyer, Samuel. 
Dyer, William, Jr. 

Elder, Charles. 
Elder, Jno. 
Elder, George. 
Elder. Robert, Jr. 
Eldlidge, Joshua. 
Eldlidge, Stephen. 
Eldlidge, Timothy. 
Elwell, Jona. 
Emery, Stephen. 
Fairbanks, Jno. 
Fickett, Benjamin. 
Fickett, Jno. 
Ply, ^William. 
Freeman, Jno., Jr. 
Green, William. 
Guilford, John. 
Harding, Jesse. 
Hans, Jno. 
Hasleim, George. 
Hix, William. 
Jack, Jno. 
Johnson, Henry. 
Jones, Ephraim. 
Jordan, Bben. 
Jordan, Natha.nlel. 
Knowles, Nathaniel. 
Knowles, Samiiiel. 
Lewis, Thomas. 
Little, Samuel. 
Mansfield, Alex. 
Mayo, Roibert Jr. 
Mayo, Whiteford. 
McLellan, Alex. 
Mead, Joseph, 
Parker, John. 
Ray, Samuel. 
Read, William. 
Robards, Benjamin. 
Robards, Geo. C. 
Robards, Joseph. 
Robards, Ebenezer Jr. 
Ross, James. 
Saywer, Jacob Jr. 
Sawyer, Jeremiah. 
Sawyer, Joseph Jr. 
Sawyer, Samuel. 
Sawyer, Solomon. 
Sawyer, William. 


Selerr, Priam. 
Sarg-enrt, Samuel Jr. 
Siniimons, Moses Jr. 
Simonitan, AmdTew Jr. 
Simoniton, James. 
Simoruton, Tliomas. 
Simonton, William Jr. 
Small, Benjajnin. 
Small, Edward. 
Small, ElLslia. 
Small, Isaac Jr. 
Small, Jaanes. 
Small, Job. 
Small, John Jr. 
SmiaJl, Micah. 
Small, Nathaniel. 
Small, Timothy. 
Stanford, Robert. 
Stone, Archelaus. 
Strout, Daniel. 
St rout, Elieiazer. 
Strout, George 3d. 
Strouit, Jeremiah. 
Strout, Jno. Jr. 
Strout, Joseph Jr. 
Tarbox, Benjamin. 
Thorndike, Paul. 
Thorndike, Robert Jr. 
Varel, Thomas. 
Viekery, David. 
Wagg, James. 
Wallace, Benjamin. 
Wallace, Joseph, 
Wallace, Josiah. 
Waterhouse, William. 
Waters, Seward. 
Watsom, Isaac Jr. 
"Webster, James. 
Webster, John. 
Welbster, Thomas. 
Webster, William. 
White, John. 
White, Thomfls. 
Wimble, Thomas. 
Woodbury, Hugh, Jr. 
Woodbury, Jno. 
Yeaton, Joseph. 
Teaton, Philip. 
Yeaton, Stephen. 

Yock, Jacob. 
York, John, Jr. 


Alden, David. 
Anderson, Thomas. 
Armstrong, Simeon. 
Atwood, Henry. 
Boatma,n, John. 
Cobb, Joseph. 
Crockett, Richard. 
Gushing, Jere. 
Delano, Thomas. 
Douglass, Archibald. 
Dyer, Henry. 
Dyer, Henry, Jr. 
Dyer, James. 
Dyer, Jno. 
Flreeman, Jno. 
Horton, John. 
Jordan, Robert. 
Kendal, Jona. 
Lombard, Jedediah. 
Lovlt, Isaac. 
Lovit, Jona. 
Lovit, Simon. 
Mariner, Joseph. 
Mayo, Robert. 
McLellan, George. 
Parker, Benjamin. 
Parker, Joseph. 
Parker, Jacob. 
Randell, Stephen. 
Ray, Benjamin. 
Robards, Ebenezer. 
Robinson, Jno., Jr. 
Sawyer, Job. 
Sawyer, Jona. 
Simmons, Moses. 
Simonton, Andrew. 
Simonton, Walter. 
Simonton, William. 
Small, Edw. 
Small, Isaac. 
Small, John. 
Stanford, Joseph. 
Strout, Anthony. 
Strout, Christopher, Jr. 
Sti-out, John. 



Strout, Joseph. 

Strout, Levi. 

Thorndike, Eben'r. 

Thorndike, Robert. 

Thrasher, Benjamin. 

Wallace, John. 

Webber, James. 

Wimble, James. 

Woodbury, Hugh. 

Woodbury, Josihua. 

Woodbury, Thomas. 

York, Jno. 

A true list taken April 29, 1757. 

David Strout, Clerk. 

Capt. Isaac Ilsley's Back Cove com- 
Lieut. James Merrill. 
Ensign Peter Noyes. 
Serg't. Samuel Lunt. 
Serg't. Joseph Pride. 
Serg't. Isaac Skillings. 
Sergt. Jonathan Tracy. 
Corp. Hugh Barber. 
Corp. Peter Cobb. 
Corp. Samuel Knight. 
Corp. Zachariah Brackett. 
Drum'r. George Walker. 

Allen, Obediah. 
Barber, John, Jr. 
Barber, John 3d. 
Berry, George, Jr. 
Berry, Josiah. 
Berry, Obediajh. 
Blake, John. 
Brackett, Joshua. 
Cobb, Nathan. 
Cobb, James. 
Conant, Bartholume. 
Conant, Joseph, Jr. 
Crediford, Nathaniel. 
Dowty, George. 

Dowty, James. , 

Dowty, Jonathan. 
Elder. Isaac. 
Foss, Thomas. 

Frink, George. 
Gibbs, Andrew. 
Ginnes, William. 
Godhead, James. 
Graves, John, Jr. 
Graves, Johnson. 
Graves, Samuel. 
Hall, Hate Evil. 
Hicks, Lemuel. 
Hewston, George. 
Hewston, Paul. 
Ilsley, Jonathan. 
Jones, Ezekiel. 
Knight, Amos. 
Knight, Benjamin. 
Knight, George, Jr. 
Kniglit, Henry. 
Knight, Joshua. 
Knight, Mark. 
Knig-ht, Nathan. 
Knight, Richard. 
Libby, Samuel. 
Martin, Jasper. 
Martin, John, Jr. 
Merrill, Joseph. 
Merrill, Richard. 
Moody, Benjamin. 
Morse, Anthony. 
Pote, Greenfield. 
Pote, Thomas. 
Pride, Benjamin. 
Pride, William. 
Proctor, John. 
Prootor, Samuel, Jr. 
Prootor, William. 
Sawyer, Anthony. 
Sawyer, Thomas. 
Sawyer, Zachariah. 
Stevens, Benjamin, Jr. 
Thurrill, James. 
Winslow, Benjamin. 
Winslow, Hezekiah. 
Winslow, Samuel. 
Wilson, Nathaniel. 

Capt. George Berry. 
Lieut. George Knight. 
Bailey, John Jr. 



Barber, James. 

Barber, John. 

Blake, Jasper. 

Brackett, Thomas. 

Briggs, Cornelius. 

Conant, Joseph. 

Douty, James. 

Graves, John. 

Knight, Isaac. 

Mai-tin, John. 

Merrill, Edmund. 

Mlllit, John. 

Proctor, Samuel, 

Sawyer, Isaac. 

Snow, John. 

Stevens, Benjamin. 

Trip, Daniel. 

Winslow, James. 

Winslow, Nathan. 

A true list taken August 16th, 1757. 

Joshua Freeman, Jr., clerk. 

Capt. Dominicus Jordan's 

Serg't. Joshua Strout. 
Serg't. James Jordan, 
Serg't. Samuel Jordan. 
Serg't. Noah Jordan. 
Corp. Robert Jameson. 
Corp. Parick Porterfield. 
Corp. Jonathan Mitchell. 
Corp. Joshua Jordan. 
Drum'r. James Abbott. 
Avery, Brocker. 
Bickford, Aaron. 
Boswell, John. 
Bryant, Abraham 
Clark, Andrew. 
Clark, Joseph. 
Conden, Samuel. 
Dingley, Joseph. 
Elwell, Eleazer. 
Gamman, Joseph. 
Gamman, William. 
Hanson, Moses. 
Jackson, Solomon. 


Jameson. John. 
Jameson, Paul. 
Jordan, Jame3. 
Jordan, Jeremiah. 
Jordan, John, Jr. 
Jordan, Jonathan. 
Jordan, Joseph. 
Jordan, Richard. 
Jordan, Samuel, 3d. 
Jordan, Stephen. 
Jordan, Timothy. 
Jordan, William. 
Marrat, James. 
Maxwieai, Fnaiicie. 
Maxwell, Thomas. 

McKeniney, Henry Jr. 
McKentiey, Eleazer. 

McKenmey, Jacob. 

MicKennjey, Joniathan. 

Mitcheill, William. 

Pollooh, Thomas. 

Richards, Humiphrey. 

Robinson Apallos. 

Robinson, Charles. 

Roibiinison, Daniel Jr. 

Robinson, Jodhruia. 

Sholders, Peter. 

Small, Jonlart;han. 

Smith, Dryce. 

Staples, Naitihanlel. 

Starrat, Joseph. 

Tinney, Samuel. 

Trundy, Georgie'. 

Trujndy, John. 

Trunidy, Samuel. 

Wabb, Samuel. 

Wieemam, Valentline. 

Welch, John. 


Oapt. James Morton. 

Bnsdgn, Orathdel Jordan. 

Ensign, Clement Jordan. 

Abibidtt, James. 

Clark, Richard. 

Fajsset, Alexamder. 

Jordian, Jeriemiiah 3d. 

Jordan, JoSm. 

Jordan, Joihn Jr. 



Jotrdiam, Nathaniel 4tb. 

Jordain, Thomais. 

Maxwell, Patanck. 

Maxwell, WLlliaoi. 

McCraight, John. 

McKemney, Hemiry. 

Miller, Jame*. 

Miller, James Leaoh. 

Miiller, Jededdah Robinson. 

Miller, Hugti. 

Starratt, Peiter. 

A true lisb ta,ke(n April 29, 1757. 

Henry Jackson, Clerk. 



Sergt. Jose'plh Small. 
Serg-L Richaird Nason. 
Sergt. Chipman CObl). 
Sergtt. Solomon Haskell. 
Corp. Jobn Wilson. 

Babb, Pete*'. 
Balden, William. 
Bayley, David. 
Bayley, William* 
Bleatlhen, Joinathajn. 
Brackett, Antliofny. 
Oaskalion, Bdwtin. 
Chapman, Edward. 
Chick, Nathan. 
Cobb, Andrew. 
Ccoant, Samueil. 
Cook, John. 
Cook, Philip. 
Crocket, Abraham. 
Crocket, Joshua. 
Crocket, Richard. 
Done, Ebenezer. 
Done, Edw. 
Dulmigo, Jacob. 
Dulmigo, Jacob, Jr. 
Dun, Nathaniel. 
Francis, James. 
Francis, Robert. 
Frost, James. 
Frost, Joseph. 

Gillman, Edw. 
Godfrey, Benjamin. 
Gold, Aaron. 
Green, John. 
Gripes, John. 
Growse, Makel. 
Haskell, Benjamin. 
Haskell, John. 
Huffman, Elias. 
Jackson, Thomas. 
Johnson, James, Jr. 
Johnson, John, Jr. 
Joibmson, Rdbert. 
Jonee, Thomas. 
Knighit, George. 
Knighit, Naltihaniel, Jr. 
Knigibt, Joseph. 
Knigti't, SiamueJ. 
Kniig1h.t, William, Jr. 
Lamb, William. 
Lawrenoe, Peter. 
McDonald, David. 
McDonald, JoOhn. 
Muisseet, Joiseplh. 
Nason, Isaac. 
Nason, Jonalthian. 
Nason, Richard, Jr. 
Paltrick, David, Jr. 
Pennefll, Clemenit. 
Pennelll John. 
Penneil, Thomas. 
Pen/nell, Thomas, Jr. 
Porterfield, William. 
Puff, Peter. 
Riggs, Jeremiah. 
Riggs, Joseph. 
Riggs, Stephen. 
Shier, Vleus. 
Sawyer, Stephen. 
Shimmel, Valentine. 
Shoulders, Nicholas. 
Skillings, Josiah. 
Skillings, Samuel, Jr. 
Slemmons, William. 
Small, Daniel. 
Small, David. 
Small, Joseph, Jr. 
Smith, Nicholas. 
Starbird, John. 



Starbird, Nathan. 
Sterblrd, Nathaniel. 
Tates, William. 
Thombs, John, Jr. 
Thompson, Bartholomew. 
Thompson, James. 
Thompson, Nicholas. 
Titler, Valentine. 
Trickey, Zebulon. 
Warren, Gelbert. 
Warren, John. 
Webb, William. 
Wescot, Richard. 
Wescot, William, Jr. 

Lieut. Nathaniel Knight. 
Bayley, John. 
Crocket, John. 
Gillman, Edward. 
Haskell, John. 
Johnson, George. 
Johnson, James. 
Johnson, John. 
Knights, William. 
Riggs, Jeremiah. 
Slemmons, Robert. 
Thombs, Thomas. 
Tate, George. 
A true list taken August 11, 1757. 

David Patrick, Clerk. 


Falmouth, November 18, 1766. 
The following list is the Original Tax 
or Assessment on the Inhabitants of 
the First Parish in said Town in the 
bounds of said parish for Defraying 
the Charges arising in the same year as 
a Parish. Containing Seventy Six 
Pages, amounting to Two hundred and 
sixty seven pounds five shillings, ex- 

clusive of those belonging to sd. Parish 
living in Cape Elizabeth; which we 
have committed to Enoch Moody, Col- 
lector, to collect. 

All of which collection he is to com- 
plete and deliver to Capt. James Milk, 
Treasurer of sd. Parish at on or before 
the Last Day of March next. 
William Cotton, 
Eph'm Jones, 
Peter Noyes, Assessors. 

Explanatory: The tax on real estate, 
faculty, personal and vessel property, 
together with the poll-tax 5s-6d are 
included in the total, but as some pay 
more than one poll and others none at 
all, a figure naming the number of polls 
charged to each follows the name. 

To designate those taxed for real es- 
tate, the amount charged is prefixed 
with a star (*). 
Adams, Benjamin, 1 5s 6d. 

, Jacob, 1 *ls 6s 6d. 

Allen, Peletiah, 
Anderson, John, 1 

, John, (seaman,) 

, Thomas, 1 

Atkins, Nathaniel, 1 
Bagley, Benjamin, 2 
, John, 1 

Baker, John 1 

, John, Jr., 1 

, Josiah, Jr., 1 

Baldwin, Joseph, 1 
Barbour, John, Jr., 1 
Barbour, Robert, 1 
Barton, James, 1 

, Robert, 1 

Bayley, Joseph, 1 

, Joseph, Jr., 1 

, William, 1 

Berry, George, 1 

, George, Jr., 1 

, Jeremiah, 1 

, Josiah, 1 

, Obediah, 1 

, Samuel, 1 

*3s 4d. 

*2s 6d. 
*3s lOd. 

*6s lOd. 
*ls 8d. 

'23s lOd. 
*ls 4d. 



9s 4d. 

5s 6d. 

6s 6d. 


7s 6d. 
10s 4d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 
5s 6d 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 
15s 5d. 
8s lOd. 
32s 2d. 

5s 6d 
37s lOd. 

8s 3d. 

6s 6d. 

6s 2d. 

6s 7d. 

6s 6d. 



Bickford, Aaron, 
Bishop, George, 1 
Blake, John, 1 
Blackley, Daniel, 1 
Boston, John 1 
Boyanton, Joshua, 
Brackett, Anthony, 2 

, Joshua, 1 

, Thomas, Jr., 1 

Bradshaw, Samuel, 1 
Bradbury, Jacob, 1 

, Jabez, 1 

, Jabez, Jr., 1 

, John, 1 


, Roland, 2 

, Samuel, 1 

, Theophilus, 1 

, Thomas, 1 

, Wyman, 1 

Bradish, David, 1 
Brazier, Harrison, 1 
Brightman, Joseph, 1 
Briggs, Cornelias, 1 
Brooks, John, 1 
Brown, Jacob. 1 
Brown, William, 1 
Bamam, Wm., 1 
Bannam, John, 2 
Burnal, John, 1 
Butler, John, 2 
Butler, Samuel, 1 
Butterfield, Joseph, 1 
Oammett, Paul, 1 
Oarle, Jonatban, 
Carle, Nathaniel, 
Carter, Caleb, 1 
Carver, Henry, 1 
Cate, Joshua, 1 
Cavenough, Domi'niicaj 
Chalis, Joseph, 1 
Child, John, 1 
Clark, Samuel, 1 
Clough, Reuben, 1 
Cobham, Abigail, 
Cobb, Benjamin, 1 
Cobb, Chipmam, 1 
Cobb, Ebcnezer, 1 

53 6d. 

•16s 2d. 32s 2>/3d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 


*26s 44s lid. 

*20s 31s 7d 

*5s 6d. 14s lOd. 

*6s 12s 

*4s 9s 6d. 

*2s 8d. Ss 2d. 

5s 6d. 

*ls 4d. 6s lOd. 

*6s 8d. 6s 8d. 


*4s 8d. 10s 2d. 

*4s 8d. 15s 2d. 

*4s 9s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

*8d. 6s 2d. 

*ls 6s 6d. 

*3s 4d. 18s lOd. 

5s 6d. 

•8d 6s 23. 

*8d. 6s 2d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

*2s 13s 

53 6d. 

*5s 29s 4d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

*ls 4d 6s lOd. 

*es 6d 10s 

43 2d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

*2s 4d 8s 4d. 

s, 1 5s 6d. 

*ls 6d 7s 

5s 6d. 
*ls Sd 7s 2d. 
*ls 8d 7s 2d. 
*4s 4s 

5s 6d. 

*8d 6s lOd. 

*3s 4d 8s lOd. 

Cobb, James, 2 
Cobb, Jedediiah, 2 
Cobb, Samuel, Jr., 3 
Cobb, Smith, 2 
Cobb. Thomas, 1, 
Codman, Richard, 1 
Coffin, Nathaniel, 1 
Cole, Noah, 1 
Colley, John, 
Cooke, Samuel, 1 
Cooper, Simon, 1 
Cotton, William, 2 
Cox. James, 1 

, John, 1 

, John, Jr., 1 

, Josiah, 1 

, Lemuel, 1 

Coverley, Wells, 
Crosby, Wadson, 1 
Cross, Jonathan, 1 
Gushing, Ezekiel, 2 
Cutler, Timothy, 2 
Darling, John, 1 
Daviee, William, 1 
Deering, John, 2, 
Deering, Nathaniel, 1 
Delleno, Noah, 
Dole, Richard, 2 
Dolly, John, 1 
Doughty, David, 1 

, George, 1 

, James, Jr., 

, Jonathan, 1 

Dow, Jabez, 1 
Dunn, Josiah, 1 
Eayer, Joshua, 1 
Edwards, David, 1 
Eldrige, Joshua, 1 
Ellis, Paul, 1 
Elwell, Jonathan, 2 
Emery, Joseph, 1 
Ferbush, David, 1 

, Joseph. 

Flett, 1 

Flud, James, 1 
Frink, John, 1 
Furnal, Peletiali, 1 

♦Is 8d 


♦3s 4d. 

14s 4d. 

♦18s 6d. 

48s 8d. 


16s 8d. 


6s 2d. 


88s 7d. 

♦lOs 8d. 

18s 2d. 

5s 6d. 

2s Id. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

'lis lOd. 

34s 7d. 

♦4s 8d. 

10s 8d. 


42s 6d. 

5s 6d. 


7s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

*3s 4d. 


*4s 8d. 

25s Sd. 

5s 6d. 

*ls 4d. 

6s lOd. 


lis 8d. 

*ls 4d 

8s Sd 




6s 6d. 

*4s 8d. 

10s 2d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

*ls 8d. 

9s 9d. 

5s 6d. 

*ls Sd. 

7s Sd 

5s 6d. 

*6s Sd. 



9s 6d. 

*4s 8d. 

16s 2d. 


7s Id. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 


6s 2d. 


6s 2d. 

5s 6d. 

Freeman, Enoch, Esq.. 

, Josihua, 1 

, Joshua, Jr., 2 

, Samuel, 1 

Gerrish, Jonathan, 1 
Oodson, Richard, 1 
Gookin, Samuel, 3 

, Simon, 4 

Gooding-, Hannah, 

, James, 1 

, James, Jr., 2 

, John, 1 

Gordan, James, 1 
Graffam, John, 
Graves, Crispus, 1 

, John, 

Greely, widow, Alice, 
Green, Joseph, 

, Samuel, 1 

, William. 1 

Greenwood, John, 1 
Gustin, Ebenezer, 1 
Haden, John, 1 
Hale, Nathell, 1 
Haley, Joseph, 1 
Ham, Shadrick, 
Hance, John, 1 
Hareson, Robert, 1 
Harper, William, 2 
Hart, Stephen, 1 
Haskell, Moses, 3 
Haslam, George, 2 
Haycock, Ralph, 2 
Hilton, Ebenezer, 1 
Hinshaw, Joshua, 1 
Hoite, David, 1 
Holond, William, 1 
Holton, William, 
Howell, Arther, 1 

, Elias, 1 

, Silas, 1 

, Silas, Jr., 1 

Humphrey, William, 1 
Hunt, Ichabod, 2, 
Huston, Paul, 
Huston, William, Jr., 



2 *10s 6d. 

52s Id. 

Ilsley, Daniel, 1 

*21s 2d. 

45s 9d. 

♦13 4d. 

36s Id. 

, Enoch, 1 

*10s 4d. 

115s Id. 

•31s lOd. 


, Isaac, 1 

53 6d. 

5s 6d. 

, Isaac, Jr., 2 

*5s 4d. 

16s lOd. 

*ls 4d. 

6s lOd. 

, Jonathan, 1 

*16s 4d. 

26s 4d. 

5s 6d. 

Ingersoll, Nathaniel, 1 

*ls 8d. 

7s 8d. 

*4s 6d. 

27s 2d. 

Jack, Samuel, 1 

5s 6d. 

*4s 6d. 

27s 2d. 

Jenkins, Peter, 1 

5s 6d. 



Johnson, Samuel Coz- 

*9s 7d. 

33s lOd. 

neau, 1 

*3s 4d. 

42s 2d. 

*3s 4d. 

14s 4d. 

Jones, Ephraim, 2 

*9s 4d. 


*2s 8d 

8s 8d. 

, Ezekiel, 1 

*6s 8d 

12s 8d. 

5s 6d, 

Keley, Christopher, 1 
Kenekem, Patrick, 1 

*ls 8d. 

12s 6d. 
5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

Keney, John, 1 


6s 6d. 

*8s 6d. 

10s 3d. 

, John, Jr., 1 

5s 6d. 



, Samuel, 1 

Kent, John, 1 

5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 


6s 6d. 

Kimbal, Benjamin, 1 

5s 6d. 


6s Id. 

, Ebenezer, 1 


6s 2d. 

*3s 4d. 

17s 2d. 

Knight, Benjamin, 1 


6s 2d. 


6s 2d. 

, George, Jr., 1 



6s 6d. 

, Isaac, 

*6s 6d. 

9s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

, Jacob, 1 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

Knight, John, 1 
, Nathan, 1 


6s 6d. 
5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

, Samuel, 

•15s 6d. 


*ls 4d. 

6s lOd. 

, William, 1 


6s 6d. 

*4s 8d. 

34s 5d. 

Lambert, Jonathan, 1 


9s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

Larraby, Benjamin, 1 


13s lOd. 

*3s 4d. 

20s 4d. 

, Benjamin, Jr., 1 

*2s 8d. 

10s lOd. 

*2s 8d. 

52s 4d. 

, John, 1 

5s 6d. 

*ls 4d. 

12s 4d. 

Larrance, Joshua, 1 



*4s 8d. 

12s lid. 
5s 6d. 

Little, Paul, 2 
Long, Henry, 

*4s 8d. 

16s 5d. 

5s 6d. 

Longfellow, Stephen, 1 

*8s 4d. 


5s 6d. 



Louther, John, 1 

*3s 4d. 

lis 6d. 

*6s 8d. 

60s 2d. 

Lovit, Joseph, 1 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

Lowell, Abner, 2 


lis 8d. 

5s 6d. 

, Joshua, 1 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

Lowell, Samuel, 1 


6s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

, Stephen, 1 

5s 6d. 

*lls Id. 

25s lOd. 

Lunt, James, 1 

*3s 4d. 

8s lOd. 

3s Id. 

, Samuel, 1 

*10s 9d. 

18s 5d. 

L *4s 

9s 6d. 

, William, 1 

5s 6d. 



Mackelwane, Robert. 1 

5s 6d. 

Pain, Jonathan, 1 

273 lOd. 

Marston, Jasper, 1 " 

►Gs lOd. 

14s lOd. 

Parker, Abijah, 1 

5s 6d. 

, John, 2 

*3s 8d. 


Pearson, Moses, Esq., 

1 *153 

353 5d. 

Martin, John, 1 

5s 6d. 

, William, 1 

Is 8d. 

7s 2d. 

Mayo, Ebenezer, 3 



Pennel, Thomas, 1 

5s 6d. 

McDogal, Richard, 

Perkins, Abraham, 1 

*9s Id. 

17s 8d. 

McLellan, Joseph, 2 



, widow, 

, Robert, 2 

*5s 8d. 

16s 8d. 

Pettengal, Benj., 2 

*3s 4d. 

ins 6d. 

, William, 1 

*2s 4d. 

7s lOd. 

, Daniel, 3 


20s 6d. 

Mellott, 1 

5s 6d. 

, John, 

5s 6d. 

Merrill, James, Jr., 1 

5s 6d. 

Pickerin, Samuel, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Peter, 1 

5s 6d. 

Pike, Timothy, 2 

*2s 8d. 

17s 2d. 

, Richard, 3 


26s 6d. 

Pitman, William, 1 


6s 2d. 

Milk, James, 3 

*8s 4d. 

26s 2d. 

Plumer, Moses, 1 



, James, Jr., 1 

*13s 8d 

24 4d. 

Poland, Caleb, 1 

5s 6d. 

Moody, Benjamin, 1 

5s 6d. 

Poole, Abijah, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Daniel, 1 

5s 6d. 

Polio, Joseph. 1 

25s 7d. 

, Enoch, 2 

*8s 4d. 

24s 7d. 

Preble, Esaias, 2 


, Houchin, 1 

*ls 2d. 

6s 8d. 

, Jedediah,Esq., 2* 

47s 8d. 

96s 6d. 

Moody, James, 1 

5s 6d. 

Priest, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Joshua, - 

*3s 4d. 

18s lOd. 

Proctor, Benjamin, 2 

*2s 4d. 

14s id. 

Moody, Joshua, Jr., 1 

5s 6d. 

, Samuel, 1 

*9s 8d. 

20s 6d. 

, Nathaniel Green, 

2 *3s 4d. 

25s 6d. 

, Samuel, Jr., 1 

5s 6d. 

Moore, Robert, 

Purrington, James, 1 

*5s lOd. 


Morse, Eliphalet, 1 

*2s 4d. 

8s 4d. 

Quinby, Joseph, 2 * 

lOs lOd. 

25s 8d. 

, Jonathan, 3 

3s 4d. 

20s 5d. 

Ralfe, John, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Jonathan Jr., 3 

*5s 4d. 

22s 5d. 

Randal, Isaac, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Joseph, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Jacob, 1 

5s 6d. 

Mosley, Thomas, 1 


33s 5d, 

Rann, Benjamin, 2 



Motley, John, 1 


10s Id. 

, John, 1 

*ls 4d 

6s lOd. 

Mountfort, Edmund, 1 

*3s lOd. 

9s lOd. 

, Moses, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Samuel, 1 

*ls 3d. 

7s 3d. 

Riggs, Josiah, 1 

5s 6d. 

Murfey, Patrick, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Wheeler, 2 

*5s 4d. 

22s lOd. 

Mussey, Benjamin, 2 

*6s Sd. 

29s 5d. 

Robards, Joseph, 1 

5s 6d. 

Newman, Thomas, 1 


7s 6d. 

Robeson, Joseph, 1 

5s 6d. 

Noyes, David, 1 


lis 8d. 

Robins, Benjamin, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Joseph, 1 

26s 9d. 

Ross, Alexander 

, Josiah, 3 


83s 3d. 

Esq., 2 

*14s 4d. 

134s 2d. 

, Josiah Jr., 1 

5s 6d. 

, Edward, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Moses, 1 

5s 6d. 

, James, 1 

*3s 4d. 

15s 6d. 

Noyes, Noah, 2 



, John, 1 

5s 6d. 

, Peter, 1 

29s 4d. 

43s 6d. 

, Thomas, 1 


23s lid. 

, Timothy, 1 

5s 6d. 

Royon, Augustus, 1 


6s 2d. 

, Zebulon, 1 

*3s 4d. 

Ss 6d. 

, John, 1 

5s 6d. 

Sampson, Micah 1 


8s 6d. 

Osgood, Abraham, 2 

*ls 8d. 

12s 8d. 

Savage, Arthur, 1 

*8s 4d 

32s 6d. 

Owen, Ebenezer, 1 

*ls 8d. 

8s 2d. 

. William, 2 



Sawyer, Anthony, 1 
, Benjamin, 1 

*6s 7d. 

16s 2d. 
5s 6d. 

Oxnard, Thomas, 1 

*2s 8d. 

28s 2d. 




*18s 8d. 

Sawyer, Obediah, 1 

, Edward, 1 

, Jonathan, 1 

, Mehi table, 1 

, Stephan, 1 "Sd., 

, Thomas, 1 

, ZajciieriaJh, 1 

Sertiaiin, John, 1 

, Thomas, 1 

Shaw, Caleb, 1 

Shepherd, John (seaman), 1 

Sims, John, 

Smitti, John, 1 *2s 

, Samuel (seaman), 1 

Smith, Thomas, 

, Thomas, Jr., 1 

Snow, Ebenezer, 1 
Sole, Jededioh, 1 
SurtJieirland, Ex>bert, 1 
Spinmey, Ebenezer, 1 

, Mark, 1 

Starling, Riohaxd, 1 
Stephens, Abratiam, 1 

, Benjamin, 1 

Sitepheois, Jolhin. 

, Joshua, 1 

, Martha^ 1 

Stlckney, David, 2 

, David, Jr., 1 

, Thomas, 1 

Stone, Jorbathan, 1 
Storer, Joseph, 1 
Stover, Wanton, 1 
Street, Richajrd, 1 
Swett, Benjaimlin, 1 

Josieph, 1 

, Jo®e^ Jr., 1 

Sweetsir, Williaim, 1 
Tappen, Luthier, 1 
Teal, John, 1 
Thomas, Humplhrey, 1 

, Moses, 1 

, William, 1 

Thomes, Benjamin, 1 

, Edward, 1 *3s 4d. 

, Joseph, Jr., 1 *ls 

Thomas, Peter, 1 *2s 6d. 

Thomes, Morris, 1 

, William, 1 *13 4d. 

*6s 7d. 

•le 8d. 


*ls 8d. 
*ls 4d. 
*ls 8d. 





*ls 8d 

*ls 8d 

*5s 4d 

206 6d. 
53 6d. 
5s 6d. 
30s lid. 
fts 2d. 
5s 6d. 
16s 9d. 
5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
7s 2d. 
5s 6d. 

30s 2d. 

53 6d. 


43s 2d. 
7s 2d, 
8s 2d. 
7s 2d. 
6s ed. 
5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
6s 6d. 

66 6d. 

8s gd. 
13s 6d. 

5s 6d. 
27s Id. 

6s 6d. 

6s 2d. 
7s lOd. 

Ss 6d. 

5s 6d. 

59 6d. 

Ss Gd. 
2as lOd. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

8s lOd. 

6s 6d. 


5s 6d. 

7s 4d. 

Tharrll, John, 1 *ls 4d. 

Thratcher, David, 1 

, Widow, 

Thurlo, John, 
Titcomb, Benjamin, 3 
Toby, Samuel, 1 
Todd, Alexander, 1 
Torry, Jonathan, 1 
Trott, Benjamin, 1 
Tucker, Josiah, 1 
Tuckey, John 1 
Twamble, Solomon, 1 
Vickery, David, 1 
Verney, Nicholas, 1 
Vezey, Jeremiah, 1 
Waite, Benjamin, 1 

, Isaac, 1 

, John, 2 

. John, Jr., 2 

, Stephen, 2 

Waldo, Francis, Esq., 1 

, Samuel, Esq., 1 *10s 6d 

Waters, David, 1 
Waterhouse, 1 

, William, 2 

Wattson, Isaac, 
Wats, Edward, 1 
Weeks, Benjamin, 1 

, Widow, Margaret, 4s 

, William, 1 *ls 4d 

Webb, Jonathan, 
Webber, Jeremiah, 1 *ls 4d 
Wells, Joseph, 1 
Wheeler, Henry, 1 
Whitney, Moses, 1 

, Moses, Jr., 1 

Whittam, Eliezer, 1 

Wier, David, 1 *5s 4d 

Wildrege, Alexander, 1 

6s 8d. 

*9s 7d. 

*4s 8d. 
♦33 4d. 
*43 8d 

*ls 4d. 

*14s Id. 

*ls 4d. 

*23s lOd. 

*19s Id 


*3s 4d. 

*13s 4d. 

, James, 1 

Wilson, Nathaniel, 
Wing-et, James, 1 
Wiswell, William, - 
Woodman, David, 1 

, David, Jr., 

Stephen, 1 

Young, Abraham, 1 

, Joseph, 1 

, Widow, 





♦33 4d. 

8s 2d. 

5s 6d. 

6s 8d. 
18s 9d. 
49s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 
12s lOd. 

9s 4d. 
lis 8d. 

5s 6d. 
6s lOd. 
15s 8d. 

5s 6d. 
106s 5d. 
6s lOd. 
67s 4d. 
60s 5d. 
203 8d. 
59s 6d. 
39s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 
14s 4d. 

21s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
4s 6d. 
7s 4d. 

6s lOd. 
5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
5s 6d. 
14s lOd. 
5s 6d. 
8s 2d. 
3s Id. 
5s 6d. 


lOs 8d. 

5s 6d. 
38s 6d. 

5s 6d. 

5s 6d. 
3s lOd. 



The following named persons were 
tax-payers in the First Parish in 1760, 
as apepars in a list in possession of Mr. 
Nathan Goold, but are not found in the 
preceding list: 

Allen, Obediah. 
Ames, Phineas. 
Anderson, John Jr. 
Atwood, Samuel. 
Babb, Peter. 
Bagley, David. 

, James. 

, Joseph. 

, Joseph Jr. 

, William. 

Bangs, Joshua. 
Barber, Hugh. 

, James. 

, Joseph. 

Berry, Jonathan. 
Brackett, Anthony Jr. 

, Joshua Jr. 

, Thomas Jr. 

, Zachariah. 

Bramhall, Cornelius. 
Branch, Benjamin. 
Brown, Jessie. 
Brunells, Robert. 
Bryant, James. 
Bryon, Augustus. 
Conant, Joseph Jr. 
Done, Ebenezer. 
Genks, John. 
Goddard, James. 
Graves, Johnson. 
Grows, Micah. 
Gooding, Arthur. 
Hall, Hate Evil. 

, Samuel. 

Haskell, Benjamin. 

, John. 

, Solomon. .. 

, Thomas. 

Hicks, Lemuel. 
Huston, George. 
, Penley. 

Johnson, James. 

, James, Jr. 

, James, 2d. 

, James, 3d. 

, George. 

Knight, Amos. 

, Enoch. 

, Henry. 

, Henry, Jr. 

Knight, Joseph. 

, Mark. 

, Moses. 

Knight, Nathaniel. 

, Robert. 

Lamb, William. 
Larrabee, Joshua. 
Libby, Widow. 
Livermore, William. 
Lord, Charles. 

, Lida. 

, Samuel. 

, Stephen. 

Lunt, Benjamin. 
Marriner, Joseph. 
Mayo, Robert. 
Merrill, Jacob. 

, James. 

, Joseph. 

McDonald, John. 

McLellan, Brice. 

Miller, John. 

MUlet, John. 

Moody, John Jr. 


Morrell, John. 

, Richard. 

Morse, Anthony. 

Musset, Joseph. 

Nason, Isaac. 

, Richard. 

Newman, Mial. 

Oliver, Jonathan. 

Owen, John. 

, Margaret. 

Patrick, David. 

Peabody, Stephen. 

Pennell, Clement. 

, Thomas Jr. 



Poterfield, William. 
Pride, William. 
' Proctor, John. 
Putnam, William. 
Randall, Stephen. 
Robinson, John. 
Sawyer, Joseph. 
Skillings, Samuel Jr. 
Walls, Edmond. 
Warren, John. 
Wescot, William. 
Young. Moses. 

Vessels Taxed in Falmouth in 1766. 

The following- is a list of the owners 
of vessel property in Falmouth in 1766, 
as shown by a tax book of the assessors, 
William Cotton, Ephriam Jones and 
Peter Noyes; Enoch Moody, collector: 

Jonathan Craft and Ebenezer Cobb 
are on the list but no flgrures are set 
ag-ainst their names. 

Richard Codman, one brig and one 
half sloop, 178 tons, £2.4.6. 

Thomas Smith. 48 tons, £0.12.0. 

John Cox, 80 tons, £1.0.0. 

William Harper, 75 tons, £0.18.9. 

Ebenezer Mayo, one sloop, 94 tons, 

Joseph McLellan, one-quarter schoon- 
er, 18 tons, £0.4.6. 

Benjamin Murray, one-quarter 

schooner, 18 tons, £0.4.6. 

Stephen Woodman, one-half schoon- 
er, 36 tons, £0.9.0. 

Jededialh Preble, 80 tons, £1.0.0. 

Joseph Polio, one old sloop, 75 tons, 

William Sweetser, 74 tons, £0.18.6. 

John Thurlo, one old sloop, 75 tons, 

John Waite, Jr., one sloop, 50 tons, 
£0.12.6 (abated 10s.). 

Benjamin Waite, two old sloops, 130 
tons, and one ditto, Richard Godson, 
master, 75 tons, £2.11.13. 

Joshua Boyanton, 80 tons, £2.0.0. 

Joseph Bailey, Jr., 80 tons, £1.0.0. 
(paid an order on Capt. Jones.) 

Joshua Eldridge, one-'third of brig, 60 
tons, £0.5.0. 

Arthur Howell, one ship and two- 
thirds of brig, 173 tons, £2.3.3. 

James Gooding, 50 tons, £0.12.6 (abat- 

Enoch Ilsley, sloop Lucy, 95 tons, one 
schooner, 95 tons, £2.7.6 (abated £1.4.3). 

William Holton, 100 tons, £1.5.0 (abat- 

Ebenezer Hilton, 22 tons, one-half 
year, £0.2.9. 

John Blake, 11 tons, one-half year, 

George Haslam, 152 tons, £1.18.0 

John Waite, two schoonea"s, 90 tons, 

Joseph Noyes, one sloop. Lively, 65 
tons, £0.16.3. 

Thomas Ross, one schooner, 55 tons, 

Josiah Noyes, one schooner, 30 tons, 

Wheeler Riggs, three-quarters 

schooner, 22% tons, £0.5.7%. 

Benjamin Thomes, one-quarter 
schooner, 10 tons, £0.2.6. 

Benjamin Titcomb, 46 tons, £0.11.6. 

Thomas 'Stickney, 83 tons, £1.0.9. 

Jonathan Paine, 84 tons, £1.1.0. 

Enoch Freeman, Esq., 1 schooner, 
two-thirds of the year, 105 tons, £0.17.6. 

Daniel Ilsley, 90 tons, one-half of year, 

Nathaniel Deering, £0.1.10%. 

Josiah Riggs, one-quarter vessel (ad- 
ditional tax). 

Stephen Woodman, 17 tons, £0.4.9. 

Arthur Howell, 70 tons, £0.17.8. 

Simeon Mayo, 7% tons, £0.1.11. 

Joseph McLellan, 54 tons, £0.13.6. 

A transcript of the names of tax pay- 
ers in Falmouth, from the book of Dan. 
Hall, collector for the year 1776-7, was 
published in the Maine Genealogist, 
1876. The warrant was signed by John 
Waite, Humphrey Merrill, Joseph 
Noyes, Nathaniel Wilson, John John- 
son, Jr., assessors of Falmouth. 




List of scholars who attended the 
school in Falmouth in 1771, kept by 
Theophilus Parsons, afterwards Chief 
Justice of Massachusetts. 

The school house was on the west side 
of King street, just above Middle street. 

Blanchard, John, (killed by lightning 
at Harrison, Me.) 

, William 

Boynton, John 
Bradbury, Francis 




Cobb, Daniel 
Codman, Richard 
Cashing, John G 
Day, .James 
Dow, Jonathan 
Flint, Joshua 
Gage, Reuben 
Gordan, Joshua 

, Nathaniel 

Harper, Stephen 

, William 

Huston, Nathaniel 

, William 

Ilsley, Dorcas 

, Enoch (lost at sea.) 

, Ferdinand 

Knight, Simon 
Lambert, Jonathan 
Little, Hannah 
Mayo, Ebenezer 

, Jonathan Freeman 

Merrill, Abner 
Moody, Benjamin 

, Judith 

, Nathaniel 

, Polly 

, Sally 

, William 

Morse, Enoch 

, Joseph 

, Nathaniel 

— , Polly 
Mountfort, Daniel 
Mussey, Benjamin 

, Edward 

, Theodore 

Newman, Thomas 
Noyes, David 

, William 

Pearson, Willliam 
Pettingell, Benjamin 
Pike, Hope 

, Sally 

Plummer, Gideon 
Preble, Ebenezer 

, Edward 

, Enoch 

, Joshua 

, Statia 

Prout, Joseph 
Quinby, John 

, Levi 

Robinson, Alexander 

, Samuel 

Rowland, William 
Small, Francis 
Sovxther, George 
Stone, Polly 
Stover, John 
Titcomb, Benjamin 

, William. 

Tucker, Daniel 

, Polly 

Waite, Samuel 

, Stephen 

, Thomas Oxnard 

Weeks, Philip. 
Wiswell, Betsey 

, John. 

, Peleg, (afterwards judge in Nova 

Woodman, Jonathan 
, Thomas 

This photograph taken in 1895. 




The meeting-house is the manifesta- 
tion of the spirit of a community. Mr. 
Willis, writing of the condition at the 
close of the Revolution, says "that it 
was some time before the First parish 
could collect its scattered members." 
"They had done what they could to 
support public worship, but they were 
lamentably poor and dispirited." "The 
old meeting-house, pierced and shat- 
tered by the enemy, and suffering from 
subsequent neglect, was a melancholy 
ruin." Three times had the adversary 
prevailed against the settlement and 
vandalism displanted civilization: First 
by the Indians in 1676 second by the 
Indians and their French confederates 
in 1690, and third by Englishmen under 
the command of "that execrable scoun- 
drel and monster of ingratitude, Capt. 
H. Mowatt of Scotland." 

Few if any efforts were made to re- 
build the waste places upon the Neck 
before the close of the war; only those 
whose necessities required it had sup- 
plied themselves with halbitations; nak- 
ed chimneys and partially consumed 
buildings were standing monuments of 
ruin and desolation. The currency of 
the country was of uncertain value; in 
1783 a piece of real estate on Middle 
street was bought for five hundred 
pounds and paid for with one hundred 
and thirty-seven Spanish dollars. 

The colonies gained their indepen- 
dence but a general feeling of disinte- 
gration yet prevailed; whether the 
United States w^as a confederacy or a 
nation was a serious question; Vhe olvi 
hostility to Massachusetts supremacy 
was kept alive by frequent discussions 
of the subject of restoring to the dis- 
trict of Maine its ancient privileges. 
There was felt to be a lack of sympathy 
in the town for the unfortunate village 
on the Neck, and even the old parish, 
notwithstanding its forlorn condition, 
was divided against itself. 

The following acrostic, published In 
the Falmouth Gazette February 5th, 
1785, savors of prophetic inspiration: 

From th' ashes of the old, a Town ap- 

And Phoenix like, her plumey head she 

Long may sihe flourish: be from war se- 

Made rich by commerce and agricul- 

O'er all her foes triumphant; be con- 

Under our happy form of government; 

T'ill (whart; no doubt will be her prosp'- 
rous fate) 

Herself's the mistress of a rising state. 

These contentions were all happily 
adjusted in time; the first by the 
adoption of tlie federal constitution., 
March 4th,1789: the second by an act at 
congress admitting Maine to tlie Union, 
March 4th, 1820; the third by the Gen- 
eral Court of Massachusetts, "erecting 
that part of the town of Falmouth, 
commonly called the Neck, into a town 
by the name of Portland," July 4th, 
1786; and September 12th, 1787, the dis- 
affected parties in the church were set 
off, forming what is now the Second 
Parish in Portland. 

Several names were discussed for the 
new tow^n, among w'hich Falmouthport 
and Casco found favor, but consider- 
ing that the earlies't English name to 
the main entrance to the harbor, was 
Portland Sound, formed by Portland, 
(now Cushings) island, and Portland 
Head (name never changed,) it was 
concluded that Portland would be the 
most acceptable name for tne emhriro 
"mistress of a rising state." 

The first meeting of the new town was 
in the old meeting-house on the »th ot 
August, 1786, and was opened with 
prayer by Parson Smith, then in his 
85th year. Enoch Freeman was chosen 
moderator, and John Frothingham 
clerk; John Fox, Nathaniel Deering, 
and Peleg Wadsworth were elected se- 
lectmen. In point of territory, it was, 



and still is, tlie smallest town in the 
state, containing, exclusive of the part 
covered by water, less than fifteen hun- 
dred acres, and a population estimated 
at two thousand ; being less than that of 
Falmouth or Gorham. 

The parish voted to i)ull (b)wn the old 
and build a new meeting house in 1787, 
but on account of the separation, the 
idea had to be abandoned; those who 
remained, however, most loyally resolved 
to sustain the society and entered at 
once upon the work of restoring the 
building and reorganizing the affairs of 
the parish. The growth of the town 
was phenomenal, the opportunities for 
business attracted numbers of enterpris- 
ing persons, so that before the close of 
the century Portland had become famous 
in the world of commerce. The parish 
shared in the general pi*osperity and the 
meeting house was no longer neglected. 
In 1801 a clock was placed in the tower, 
and in 1804 a new bell was prociued in 
England to replace the old one which 
had become cracked. The new one, in 
its turn, was cracked in 1862, and gave 
place to the one now in use. 

The suspension of intercourse with 
Great Britain in 1806, followed by the 
embargo in 1807, occasioned great dis- 
tress in Portland; work in the shipyards 
and rope-walks was suspended, and their 
proprietors, together with nearly all of 
the commercial houses stopped payment. 
Many families were reduced from wealth 
to poverty, the almshouse was crowded, 
and a portion of the market-house was 
converted into a soup-house, where the 
needy that the Overseers were unable to 
relieve, could be daily supplied with "at 
least one meal of wholesome food." The 
war with England caused much anxiety 
on account of the exposed and almost 

defenceless situation of the town, but 
it furnished emiiloyment to many, and 
such idle ships as were suitable were 
converted into privateers. The return 
of peace was hailed with great joy, years 
of adversity checked but could not sub- 
due the enterprise of Portland, a way 
being now open its business men were 
found ready, and prosperity again re- 
warded their labors. 

The ancient parish suffered with its 
parishioners, but the records exhil)it no 
lack of harmony; under the amiable 
administration of Dr. Nichols a change 
in the nature of the church and parish 
appears, but it came so gradual that 
there was no disturbance. Dr. Nichols 
had grown into complete sympathy with 
Dr. Channing and carried his congrega- 
tion with him, so much so that in 182'7 
the church voted to dispense with the 
usual examination of candidates in rela- 
tion to theological views. The old order 
of the church selecting the minister, the 
parish concurring, was reversed, and 
later the church was not consulted. 


Prosperity revived the long deferred 
hope for a new house of worship, which 
materialized at a legal meeting of the 
proprietors and pewholders on Monday, 
September 8, 1824, when it was voted 
that the parish will erect a new meeting 
house for the use of the parish, instead 
of the old house now occupied by them, 
on the lot where the old house stands. 
It was also voted that the amount at 
which the pews of the private pewhold- 
ers be appraised shall be deemed as the 
amount allowed by the parish for the 
right of taking down the present house 
and freeing the lot from the encumbrance 
of the old house, and shall be so com- 



puted as part of the cost of the new 
house to be erected. 

Isaac Adams, Nathaniel Dana and 
Stephen Waite, three disinterested per- 
sons not members of the parish, were 
chosen to apprise the pews. 

At a meeting hekl April 2d, 182.5, 
Albert Xewhall, Joshua Richardson and 
John Mussey were chosen a committee 
to build the new meeting house, at an 
estimated cost of $1.5,000, and were 
authorized to build of brick or stone. 
At the same meeting, Arthur McLellan, 
Asa Clapp and John Mussey were 
authorized and requested to aid the 
Treasurer in obtaining funds. 

An additional sum of $1,800 was raised 
by sixty-four subscribers who favored a 
stone building. 

On the 9th day of May, 1825, a numer- 
ous assemblage formed in procession at 
the court house and walked to the site 
of the First Parish meeting house for the 
purpose of laying the corner-stone. The 
stone was laid with appropriate ceremony 
at the east corner, the venerable Deacon 
Samuel Freeman, then in his 82d year, 
delivered an historical address, and with 
his own hands deposited in the crypt 
imder the stone a silver plate inscribed as 
follows : 

"This corner-stone of the church of 
the First Parish, of Portland, was laid 
by the Hon. Samuel Freeman, May 9, 
1825, on the site of the former church, 
erected 1740, enlarged 1759, and removed 
in 1825. Building Committee, Albert 
Newhall, Joshua Richardson and John 
Mussey, Esqs. First Pastoi-,Rev. Thomas 
Smith, ordained 1725, and senior col- 
league, until his death in 1795, with Rev. 
Dr. Deane, who deceased in 1814, and 
with whom the present pastor, the 
Rev. Dr. Nichols, was associated in 1809. 
Deacons, Hon. Samuel Freeman and 

Woodbury Storer. Parish Committee, 
Hon. Barrett Potter, Cotton B. Brooks, 
Esq., and Joseph Ilarrod. Treasurer and 
clerk, Charles S. Daveis. Builders: Hen- 
ry Dyer, mason; Nathan How, carpen- 
ter; Stephen Merrill, stone cutter." 

The building was rapidly pressed to 
completion, and on Wednesday, the 7th 
day of Februai-y, 1827, at 11 o'clock in 
the forenoon, the Stone Church was most 
solemnly dedicated to the service of God. 
His Excellency Governor Parris, with 
the Executive Council, and many state 
officials and distinguished strangers were 
present. The day was fine and the house 
filled to overflowing. Dr. Nichols had 
the assistance of Rev. Dr. Parker of 
Portsmouth, and the music was fur- 
nished by the Beethoven Society, Prof. 
Nolcini presiding at the organ. 

The dedication ode, written by Rev. 
Dr. Nichols, and set to music by Prof. 
Nolcini, has been preserved and is as 
follows : 

Oh, thou, our father's God, 
Thy children seek thy face, 
To avow thy guardian hand 
AVhere they invoke thy grace 
And where we now 
Awake thy song, 

Which lips unborn 
Shall still prolong. 

We hail thy altars, Lord, 
In every age thy care ; 
Those Zion courts more blessed 
Than Israel's dwellings are ; 
Where praise with praise 
More deeply flows, 

And heart with heart 
More warmly glows. 

God of the Bethel stone, 
Be this a Bethel, too ; 
Here fill our souls with awe ; 
Here Jacob's dream renew. 
Here ope the gate, 
And here arise 

Those visioned steps 
That reached the skies. 



God of the burning bush, 
Whose unconsuming flame 
Revealed to Moses once 
Thy presence and thy name ; 
Here, blessed Lord, 
Thy presence prove, 
And fire our souls 
With saving love. 

God of that pilgrim house 
Those ancient wanderers bore 
Guiding their desert way 
To Canaan's promised shore. 
Here guide our feet. 
Our way attend. 

Till dangers cease, 
And changes end. 

O thou whose temple stood 
The wonder of mankind 
Here all its types fulfil 
For Jesus' Church designed 
Here oracle. 
And mercy seat. 
And sacrifice 
In Jesus meet. 

Here fit our souls to rise 
Where all thy love inspires. 
Where angels cast their crowns 
And strike their golden lyres. 
Thus bless, O thou, 
Most good, most great. 
The house of prayer 
We dedicate. 




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In January, 182G, the committee ap- 
pointed to apportion the expense of 
erecting the new house, and indemnify- 
ing the pewhohiers in the old house, 
reported that the amount to be appor- 
tioned was sixteen thousand and five 
liundred doUars, and exliibited a plan 
(see page 207) upon which were affixed 
the numbers of the pews and the rel- 
ative value of each pew, apportioned 
upon the amount above mentioned. 
The committee recommended that the 
assignment of the pews among the 
subscribers be by public auction, the 
sum bid being in addition to the sum 
at which tlie pew has been valued 
on the plan submitted; the highest 
bidder to have the liberty of selection, 
and to make immediate choice. This 
proceeding to be repeated so long as the 
sum of one dollar is offered as a bid for 
choice, and the remainder to be assigned 
by lot. 

The committee further recommend 
that pew number 91 be reserved for the 
pastor, number 47 for the parish sexton, 
number 138 for the use of strangers, and 
numbers 153 to 158 inclusive, for the use 
of those unable to purchase pews. 

The following list shows the number 
of the pew, name of purchaser and 
amount of premium: 


Ross, David 
Longfellow, Stephen 
Greeley, Eleazer 
Widgery, John 
Preble, William P. 
Morton, Reuben 
Harding, Noah 
Cobb, Daniel 
Ware, Ashur 
Pettengill, David 


11. Coffin, Nathaniel 

12. Chadwick, J. W. 

13. Prince, Joel 

14. Richardson, Israel 

15. Thomas, Elias 

16. Cutter, Lucy 

17. Mitchell, Nathaniel 

18. Knight, Anthony 

19. Chadwick, Thomas 

20. Wright, Christopher 

21. Willis, William 

22. Ross, Benjamin 

23. Titcomb, Moses 

24. Moody, Charles 

25. Killeran, Edw. 

26. Paine, Phebe 

27. Richardson, Luther 

28. Weeks, Joseph 

29. Chadwick, Richard 

30. Harding, Samuel 

31. Patten, John 

32. Mahan, John 

33. Green, Henry 

34. Scott, Andrew 

35. Dyer, Eben L. 

36. Cushman, Bez. 

37. Rogers, William A. 

38. Brown, David 

39. Freeman, Thomas 

40. Davenport, Anthony 

41. Cox, John 

42. Bartol, Barnabas 

43. Dyer, Henry 

44. Weed, Samuel 

45. Preble, Enoch 

46. Emerson, Rufus 

47. Free 

48. Cobwin, Jacob 

49. Fitch, Luther 

50. Storer, Woodbury 

51. Cross, Amos H. 

52. Low, Nathaniel 

53. Barnes, James 

54. Waterhouse, J. P. 

55. Potter, Barret, 










Stone, Richard 
Purrington, John 
Baitol, George 
Smith, Ann 
Eaton, Ebeu H. 
Rliea, Albus 
Hall, Mary 
Deering, George 
Gerrish, Oliver 
Williams, John 
Thayer, Clinton 
Bradford, A. & 
Merrill, Charles 
Bradbury, Andrew M. 
Varnum, Phineas 
Harrod, Joseph 
Wingate, Joshua, Jr. 
Preble, Mary 
Clapp, Charles Q. 
Trask, Samnel 
Clapp, Asa 
Boyd, John P. 
Willis, George 
Boyd, Robert 
McLellan, Arthur 
Hanson, Samuel 
Knight, Jacob 
Owen, John 
Winslow, Hezekiah 
Newhall, Albert 
Mussey, John 
Merrill, Thomas 
Brooks, Cotton B. 
Mussey, Charles 
Merril, Seward 
Cobb, Mehitable 
Parsonage pew. 
Nichols, Ichabod 
Chadwick, William 
Fox, Sarah 
Fox, Daniel 
Fox, Charles 
Daveis, C. S. 
Mellen, Prentiss 
Emery, Nicholas 





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Adams, Joseph 


30 ] 


Ilsley, Henry 


11 ] 


Smith, Henry 


40 ] 


Richardson, Joshua 


40 ] 


Stevens, Elizabeth 


40 ] 


Sewall, William B. 


40 ] 


Jones, Charles 


40 ] 


Hsley, Robert 


35 1 


Bradley, Thomas 0. 


30 ] 


Ilsley, Isaac 


37 ] 


Adams, Bartlett 




Cox, Josiah 



Gore, Jeremiah 


35 ] 


Deering, Dorcas 


35 ] 


Fox, Jolin 


35 ] 


McLellan, Arthur 


50 ] 


Strong, Rebecca 


45 ] 


Cummings, Stephen 


75 ] 


Dow, John 


60 ] 


Fi'othingham, John 


80 ] 


Oxnard, Edward 


70 ] 


McLellan, William, Jr. 


85 ] 


Freeman, Capt. Samuel 


80 ] 


Deering, James 


80 ] 


Deering, Nathaniel F. 


75 ] 


Deblois, T. A. & 


Merrill, Henry 


75 ] 


Ford, Mrs. Emma 


75 ] 


Morrill, Peter 




Babcock, Nathan 




Todd, Dudley 




Crockett, John 




Merrill, Elizabeth 


35 ] 


Merrill, J. & J. 




Brooks, George 


39 J 


Freeman, Samuel 



Fletcher, Timothy 


60 ] 


Blake, Nathaniel 

90 ] 


Titcomb, Henry 










Emery, Nicholas 




Baker, Charles 




Harlow & Baker, 





PI u miner i^- Moore, 


Rii'lKirdson, .Joshua 


McLellan, Artlinr 


Moody, Charles 


Deeriiii;-, Mary A. 


Tiltou, Nathaniel 


Fox, Daniel 


Mussey, John 


Prince, Huji;h 


Rand, Christopher 


Newhall, Albert 














Deering, James 


Sawyer, Levi 


Weeks, Joshua F. 


Thomas, Elias 


Clapp, Asa 


Herrick, Hollibut 


Knight, Nathaniel 


Fox, John 


Ilsley, Isaac 


Longfellow, S. 


Owen, John 


Bartol, Barnabas 


Smith, Ann 


Fox, Charles 

























A question as to the dividing line be- 
tween the parish lot and the adjoining 
lands was referred to a committee, who 
reported as follows : 


The committee appointed to examine 
and report respecting the dividing line 
between the land of William Chadwick, 
Esq., and that belonging to the parish, 
ask leave to report. That in the early 
settlement of the town a three acre lot 
was granted to Samuel Moody, Esq., 

extending from what was then called 
Back street, now Congress street, to 
Back Cove. Adjoining to this south- 
westerly another lot of three acres was 
granted to Samuel Moody, Jr., son of the 
first mentioned Samuel, extending also 
from Back street to Back Cove. On the 
22d day of June, 1738, a part of the first 
mentioned lot was conveyed to the First 
Parish in Falmouth, now Portland, by 
the heirs of the first mentioned Samuel 
Moody, measuring one hundred and 
twenty-two feet on Back street and ex- 
tending back one hundred and forty feet 
and holding the width of one hundred 
and twenty-two feet on a course north 
forty degi'ees west. 

On this lot the meeting house was 
erected in 1739. In 1757 the house was 
enlarged and a steeple erected, and ex- 
tended further southward than where 
the house first stood, and beyond the 
bounds of the lot first mentioned. It 
cannot be supposed that the iiarish 
would have placed their house on land 
which did not belong to them, or that 
the proprietors of the adjoining lot 
would have permitted such encroach- 

The original deeds to the parish can- 
not be found, and are undoubtedly lost 
by time and accident, but a copy of the 
first deed has been procured from the 
records in York county (see page 157), 
and application has been made for a copy 
of the second deed, but it has not been 

Dr. Deane was settled in 1764, and on 
the 6th day of May, 17(55, he purchased 
the lot which had been granted to Sam- 
uel Moody, Jr., excepting what said 
Samuel Moody, Jr., had several years 
before sold to the parish. 

The extent of this exception does not 
appear in the deed to Dr. Deane. But it 



undoubtedly extended as far soutliwaid 
as where (lie fence now stands, for it 
does not appear that Dr. Deane ever pre- 
tended to claim further east on Back 
street than that fence. In the rear of 
the parish lot, however, his lot extended 
further east, making an angle in his 
easterly line, corresponding with the lot 
claimed by the parish ; and the parish 
have constantly occupied up to that line 
for more than sixty years. The steps of 
the western i)orch of the old meeting 
house extended within fifteen feet from 
that fence, and the ground between those 
steps and the fence was always used 
by them as an avenue to the western 
door of the house, and round the house. 
It appears also to have been used by 
Dr. Deane as an avenue to his barn and 
chaise house which stood westerly of 
the line claimed by the parish, but that 
indulgence was undoubtedly extended to 
him as an accommodation to the pastor 
of the parish, and cannot extend to any 
other person. In the deed from the 
heirs of Dr. Deane to Mr. Chadwick he 
is bounded "by the westerly and south- 
erly side of the lot belonging to the 
parish on which the meeting house 
stands." This must refer to the lot as 
the fences then stood. A confirmation 
of this will be found in the fact that in 
May, 1818, Isaac Ijord, under whom said 
Chadwick claims, made application in 
writing to the parish for liberty to ex- 
tend his stable eight feet easterly of said 
fence onto the land of the parish; and 
permission was granted to him on the 
express condition that it should remain 
there during the pleasure of the parish 
only, and that it should be removed 
whenever the parish should require it. 

The committee, therefore, are of opin- 
ion that said Chadwick has not any right 
to any land easterly of the fence as it 

now stands, nor any right of j)assage 
over the laud of tiie parisii. 

It is found on examinatiou that the 
lot purchased of the heirs of Samuel 
Moody extend thirteen feet further east 
than the fence now standing on the 
easterly side of the house, and ten feet 
further north than the back part of the 
New Church. 

Portland, April 1, 182(). 

S. Longfellow, ) 

B. Potter, [ Committee. 

C. S. Davies, ) 

The report of the committee evidently 
brought forth a proposition from the 
abutters, which was referred to an en- 
larged committee, and here follows a 
copy of their report: 


The enlarged committee to whom was 
referred the subject of the proposition of 
William Chadwick, Esq., and Mr. Nathan 
Winslow as to opening an avenue from 
Congress street and behind the Stone 
Church, have met and held some conver- 
sation with those gentlemen, and though 
we cannot profess to have arrived at any 
precise decision with them, we deem it 
expedient to submit the present report. 

The committee have measured the dis- 
tance from the church on the east and 
west sides of it to the fences now stand- 
ing separating the lands of said Chad- 
wick and said Winslow from the land of 
the First Parish in Portland. Between 
the southwesterly side of the main body 
of the church and Mr. Chadwick's fence 
are forty-eight feet nine inches. 

Between the main body of the church 
on the northeastern side and Mr. Wins- 
low's land are thirty-eight feet three 
inches, and between the fence dividing 
the parish land and Mr. Winslow's lands 
on the northeastern side of the church 



and Mr. Winslow's bark lionse are seven- 
teen feet. 

Now tlie committee reconunend tluit 
the Parish in a spirit of amity and 
conciliation consent that a private way 
from Congress street for the accommochi- 
tion of the parish and of William Chad- 
wick, Esq., his heirs and assigns during 
the pleasure of said parish and the said 
Chadwick his heirs and assigns of the 
estate joining the parish land be opened, 
commencing at Congress street on a line 
thirty feet from the west side of the 
main body of the church, and to extend 
southwesterly into Mr. Chadwick' s land 
seven feet beyond the present fence 
which separates Mr. Chadwick's land 
from the land of the parish, thence 
extending northwesterly carrying the 
width of twenty-five feet nine inches, 
one hundred sixty-two feet, and thence 
easterly from the w^estern corner of said 
one hundred sixty-two feet carrying the 
width of thirty feet to Nathan Winslow's 
land behind the church, said way of 
thirty feet in width to be bounded 
southerly by the northwestern line of 
the parish lot which passes eight inches 
northwesterly of the segment of said 
Stone Church. 

And that the parish enter into a con- 
tract api)ropriating their land from Con- 
gress street on the west side of the 
church on a line thirty feet distant from 
the main body of the church to that 
purpose. Provided William Chadwick, 
Esq., do convey and enter into a contract 
to appropriate seven feet of his land at 
the west side of the present fence separ- 
ating his land from the land of the parish 
commencing at Congress street and ex- 
tending northwesterly carrying the width 
of seven feet, one hundred and sixty-two 
feet, and from the northwest corner of 
said one hundred and sixty-two feet to 

extend easterly carrying the breadth of 
thirty feet in width to be bounded south- 
erly by the nortiiwcstcrly line of the 
land of the parish to be used as a way 
for the purjjose af(jrcsaid, and provided 
said (-'had wick do also contract for him- 
self and his assigns that no buildings 
shall be erected on the land of said Chad- 
wick within forty feet from any part of 
said church. And if so erected that they 
may be abated as a nuisance by the said 
parish their successors and assigns. 

And the committee further recommend 
for the accommodation of the parish 
their successors and assigns and of the 
said Winslow, his heirs and assigns, that 
the First Parish in Portland in a spirit 
of amity and conciliation consent that a 
private way be opened daring the pleas- 
ure of said parish, their successors and 
assigns, and of said Winslow, his heirs 
and assigns, of the estate adjoining the 
parish land; commencing at Congress 
street on a line extended to said street, 
at a distance of thirty feet from the 
eastern side of the main body of said 
church, thence running eastei'ly to a line 
parallel with the western end of the 
dwelling house of said Winslow and from 
said Congress street carrying the width 
of twenty-five feet, extending northwest- 
erly one hundred and sixty-two feet, and 
from the northwesterly corner of the 
said one hundred and sixty-two feet 
southwesterly to land of William Chad- 
wick, Esq., carrying the width of thirty 
feet, said way of thirty feet in width to 
be bounded southerly by the northerly 
line of the parish land, and that the 
parish enter into a contract to appro- 
priate their land lying easterly of a line 
thirty feet distant from the easterly side 
of the main body of the church for that 
purpose. Provided the said Nathan 
Winslow for himself, his heirs and 



assigns, do legally convey and appro- 
priate all his land lying on a line from 
Congress street at the southwest corner 
of said Winslow's iron fence and between 
the fence on the eastern side of the 
parish land thence carrying the breadth 
of seventeen feet extending northwest- 
erly one hundred and sixty-two feet, and 
from the northeast corner of said one 
hundred and sixty-two feet to extend 
southwesterly carrying the width of 
thirty feet to the land of William Chad- 
wick, Esq., to meet the thirty feet way 
through his land, said way of thirty feet 
in width through said Winslow's land to 
be bounded by the northwesterly line of 
the parish land for the purpose afore- 
said. And provided the said Winslow 
for himself, his heirs and assigns do 
contract that no buildings shall be erect- 
ed on the land of said Winslow, or his 
assigns, within forty feet from any part 
of said church, and if any such buildings 
be erected that the same may be abated 
as a nuisance by said parish, their suc- 
cessors and assigns. 

The said ways on the east and west 
side of said church and at the North- 
west end of the same to be used also as 
stands for horses, carriages and sleighs 
for the accomodation of persons who 
may at any time attend any meeting in 
said stone church or any other church 
which may be there erected by said 
Parish, and for communication to and 
from cellars under said church or any 

other that may be erected there, and for 
passage to and through said ways at all 
times, on foot and with horses, carriages 
and sleighs, carts, sleds and teams. 

The said ways not to be shut up, 
obstructed or enclosed otherwise than as 
aforesaid but at the pleasure of both 
said contracting parties, their heirs or 

But if at any time hereafter both of the 
said parties, their heirs or assigns, should 
deem it expedient to discontinue the use 
of said private way, the fee in the lands 
respectively is to be deemed and taken 
to remain as it now is in said Parish to 
the present fence of said C;hadwick, 
extending from Congress Street, and to 
the present fence on the easterly side 
extending from Congress Street between 
Parish land and Winslow's land, and 
extending north westerly from said two 
fences one hundred and thirty-two feet 
from Congress Street, and the residue of 
said ways in said Chadwick and said 
Winslow respectively, their heirs and 
assigns. — It being understood and inten- 
ded that the said ways on the east and 
west side of the church should not in 
any place come nearer than thirty feet 
distance from the sides of the main body 
of said church. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 
Nicholas; Emery. 
Ashur Ware. 
A. Newhall. 

Portland, July 7, 1826. 







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