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FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH,
NOW PORTLAND. MAINE.
WITH APPENDIX OF HISTORICAL NOTES.
MARQUIS F. KING,
President of the Maine Genealogical Society.
Maine Genealogical Society,
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-
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.
"N. B. Many other children also were
baptized the year past, but omitted to
be recorded as the parents had other
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
FIRST CHURrn IX FALMOUTH.
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
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 wr.in we shall judge it
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
Thomas and William, children of
Benjamin and Elizabeth, children of
James and Mary Douglass.
John and Mary, children of James and
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-
Joshua, son of Zech. and Hannah
Mary, daughter of Rich and Hannah
Abigail, daughter of Jeremy and Ra-
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
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
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
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
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,
Stephens, Benjamin, a. September.
Bayley, Robert, a. September.
Cromwel, Caleb, b. September.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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,
White, Jerusha, a. Nov.
Flint, Thomas, a. Dec.
Cob, Chipman and Elizabeth his wife,
Stephens, Benjamin, dis. to ch. in Dover
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.
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.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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.
Noice, Josiah and Mary his wife. c.
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
Cox, John and Sarah, his wife, c.
Baker, John, and Susanna, his wife, c.
FIRST CniTRrTT TX FALMOUTn.
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
Doughty, James, an aged man, b.
Fennel, Clement and Ruth, his wife,
c, May 30.
Merril, John and Ann, his wife, a..
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,
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.,
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,
FIRST CniTRCn IN FALMOUTH.
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
Mayhew, Ebenezer and Apphia his
Wood, Hannah, c.
Bayley, Robert and Martha dis. to ch.
in N. Yarmouth.
Coffee, a negro man servant to Mr.
Jones, Anna, a.
Merril, Joseph and Abigail his wife,
Hunnyford, Thomas and Maiga;et his
Dabney, Robert, a.
Noice, Nathaniel and his wife, a. from
the ch. in Newberry.
Knight, Henry and his wife, a. from
Tompson, Joseph and his wife, a. from
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
Wait, Benjamin and Abigail his wife,
Nason, Abigail Jr. b.
Swetser, William and Elizabeth his
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
Anderson, John, c.
Bayley, John Jr., c.
;.. ^rfj, ;. -•>
Sermon by Parson Smith.
FII.'ST (IHTIJCII IN FALMOl'TII.
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
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
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
Pomeroi, Richard Jr. and Hannah his
Robinson, Samuel, c.
Walker, George and El zabeth 1 is
Johnson, James and Hannah his wife.
Bradberry, Samuel and Abigail i is
Staples, Samuel Jr., c.
Harper, William and Mary, c.
Skillen, Isaac and Mary, c.
Lowel, Stephen and Agnes, c.
Morse, Jonathan and Experience, c.
FIl;s'r CIIUKCII IN' FAI.M(»T"riI.
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
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.
Bayley, Jon. Jr.
Cob, Samuel, Jr.
Thorndyk, , of Purpudoc.
Pumeroi, Richard, of N. Casko.
Bracket, Joshua Jr.
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
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
Wait, Stephen and Abigail, c.
FIHST CHUIICH IX FALMOUTH.
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.
Mr. Samuel Dean,
at the College
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.
Ilsley, Jonathan and Dorcas, c. Nov. 3.
Lowell, Abner and Mercy, c. Nov. 24.
McDugal, Richard and Mary, c. Dec. 8.
FIRST CIIIUM n IN 1 ALJIOUTII.
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.
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.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN PWLMOUTH.
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.
Toby, Mary, c. April 21.
Brackett, James and Mehitable, c.
Stephens, Isaac Sawyer and Sar'ah, c.
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.
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.
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.
FIRST CHUKCir IX FAL:SI()UTII.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leavitt, Benjamin, c. April 20.
Weidbury, Jane, c. Sept. 3.
Shaw, Asa and Phebe, c. Nov. 26.
Hopkins, Benjamin and Hannah, c.
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.
'iC J^/ /A
Sermon by Doctor Deane.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
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.
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.
Southgate, Horatio and Nabby, c.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
Scott, Mary, a. Oct. 15.
Peachy, Mary, c. May 7.
Stephenson, Stephen and Harriet, c.
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
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
Wright, widow Sarah, a.
Ban-ett, Ann, a.
Cushman, Lydia, a.
Hunnewell, Abigail, a.
Brooks, Lucy wife of Alexander S.
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.
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.
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.
Trow, Hannah, a
Baker, Caroline, bap. and a. May.
Fletcher, Sarah P., a. July 3.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
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.
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
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
Daveis, Dr. John T. G., a. from ch. in
Portsmouth, Mar. 6.
Winslow, Ann, wife of Hezekiah, a.
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.
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.
Bartoll, Mary. a. June 1.
Ilsley, Mrs. Charlotte Andrews, a.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
Blackstone, Benjamin, c.
Wildrage, James, c.
Snow, Ebenezer, c.
Mars ton, Jasper.
Dean, Samuel, pastor.
Bayley, William, c.
Nichols, Ichabod, pastor.
Gerrish, Oliver, 1818.
Noice, Priscilla, wife of Nathaniel.
Knight, Priscilla, wife of Joseph.
Johnson, Jane, wife of John.
Jones, Sarah, now Bradbury.
Gookin, Sarah, wife of Samuel.
After the settlement of Mr. Nichols.
Hall, Martha Cotton.
Preble, Nancy, wife of William P.
Mussey, Elizabeth, wife of Charles.
Ford, Emma, a>
Vaughan, Olive Storer, a.
Emerson, Mrs. Charles.
Chandler, Mrs. General.
Received by Mr. Bailey March 1, 1868,
Mark P. Emery and wife, and Mrs. B.
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
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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-
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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.
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
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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
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.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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,
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.
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
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.
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-
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.
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
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
BLACKSTONE, of Benjamin and
Mehitable, Benjamin, 1726. Nathaniel,
November, 1731. Msary. 1"35. A child
1741. A child 1745.
BLACKSTONE, a child of Benjamin,
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
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
BRACKET, a child of Joshua and Abi-
gail, Nov. 10, 1728.
BRACKET, of Joshua, Mara, 1732,
Sarah Weeks, 1734. Thankful, 1737.
BRACKET, a child of Jos-hua and Eliz-
BRACKET, of Jotshua, Mercy, 1747.
BRACKET, of Zechariah and Hannah,
Joshua, 1726. Abigail, Oct. 3, 1727.
Thomas, 1737. Mary, 1742. Ann, 1745.
BRACKETT, Hannah of Abraham and
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
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
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.
FIllST CIIUKCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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
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
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.,
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
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
BUTLER, of George, Edward, 1739. A
BUXTON, William, of James and Sus-
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
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-
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
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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-
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
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-
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-
COX, of John, Jr., Kezia, 1743. A child,
1745. Dorcas, 1747. A child. 1752.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
CROCKER, Dorothy, of , Decem-
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-
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
CUMMINGS, a child of Mr. at N.
CUMMINGS, Elenora, of Thomas, Feb.
CUMMINGS, Isaac Ilsley, of Nathan,
CURTIS, of John, Mary, Feb. 5, 1728-
CURTIS, Nancy, of John, Sept, 14,
CUSIHING, Mehitable, of Loring, June
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,
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
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.
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
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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-
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
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.
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.
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,
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
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
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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,
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
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.
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
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-
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.
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.
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.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
GREELT, of Ttiomas, Mary, 1748.
GREELB, William Henry, of William,
May 11, 1834.
GREEN, of William. Kezia, Oct. 12,
1766. Lydia, May 7. 1769. John, May
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
GUSTIAN, of Ebenezer, Rebecca, Sept.
15, 1771. Susanna, Feb. 27, 1774. John,
July 13, 1783. John, May 29, 1785.
GUTTERIDGE, a child, of May
HAGER, a negro child belonging to
Jeremy Riggs, Aug. 13. 1727.
HAGER, a negro child belonging to my-
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.
HALL, Susanna of Ebenezer and Su-
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-
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
HODGKINS, of Philip, a child, 1742.
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.
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
HUNNYWEL, a child of Zerubbabel
and Hannah, 1740.
HUNT, Ephriam of Ichabod and Sus-
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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.
ILSLEY, of Joshua, Sarah Field, Aug.
11, 1792. Sarah Field, April 10, 1796.
Abigail, April 13, 1800.
ILSLEY, Mary Moody of Parker, July
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.
INGRAHAM. of James Milk. James
Milk, April 13, 1806. Elizabeth Thurs-
ton, June, 1807.
INGERSOL, Sarah, of Benjamin, Jan.
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.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
JORDAN, a daughter of Nathaniel and
Dorathy. Nov. 19, 1728.
JORDAN, of Jeremiah and Sarah,
Deborah. Feb. 27, 1727-8. A child,
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
KAINE, Moses Goold, of Joseph and
KENNEY, Samuel, of John arid Eliza-
beth, Aug. 29, 1742.
KENNEY, William, of Samuel, Jan. 12.
KETTLA, Jacob Quincy, of , July
KENDRICK, Margaret S., of Daniel,
Sept. 20, 1804.
KIMtBALL, Elizabeth, of , June
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-
KNIGHT, of Geore- Judah, (a dau.)
1739. George, 1741. Isaac, 1746. A
KNIGHTS— Richard, of Moses and
KNIGHTS, Moses, gt , 1747.
KNIGHT, a child of George, Jr., May
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
KNIGHTS, a child of Mark and Mar-
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
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
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
LEAVITT, Abigail, of Benjam'n, April
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
LIBBEE, a child of William, 1741.
LINCOLN, Elizabeth, of , April
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-
LUNT, James, of James, 1750.
LUNT, of Benjamin, Benjamin, Jan. 16,
1780. Jane, Sept. 10, 1780. Elizabeth,
Sept. 15, 1782.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
MARY, of black Peter, Sept. 11, 1798.
MASURY, of John, Jane, Oct. 28, 1775.
Rebecca, Jan. 27, 1793.
MASURY, John, of widow Eliza, April
MAXFIELD, a child of , Sept.
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-
MERRILL, Susanna, of Joseph and
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
MERRILL, a child of Benjamin and
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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,
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.
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.
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,
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
MOODEY, of Enoch, Mary, 1741. A
child, 1758. Lemuel, July 5, 1767.
Samuel, Nov. 19, 1769. Anna, March
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-
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
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
MUMFORD, a child of Edmund and
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.
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
NOICE, Mary of Nathan, 1739.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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,
PAINE, Elizabeth, of Jonathan, 1751.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
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-
POTE, of Sarah, , a child, 1758.
Hannah, June 3, 1759.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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
PROCTOR, Susanna, of William, Sept.
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
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
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
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,
FIRST CHUKC'II IN FALMOUTH.
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^
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
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
ROBINS, Elizabeth, of Benjamin,
April 19, 1767.
ROBINSON, children of John, 1728.
ROBINSON, Charles, of , July
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,
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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-
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.
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.
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.
SHEPHARD, Lewis and Mary, grand-
children of Mrs. , a woman of
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH,
SLOANE, Of John, Henry, July 11, 1773.
Charles St. John, Jan. 1, 1775. El-
mdra, May 11, 1777.
SMALL, the children of Joseph, at
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
STANFORD, Polly, of Thomas, July 10,
STANWOOD, Catherine Fogg, of Jona.,
STAPLES, of Elizabeth, Samuel, June
10, 1733. Mary, 1735.
STAPLES, of , Sarah, 1737. Ste-
STAPLES, a child of William, 1745.
STAPLES, a child of Samuel, Jr., 1752-5.
STARBOARD, of Johm. Thomas, 1748. A
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-
STEPHENS, of Benjamin, Elizabeth,
June 29, 1766. Samuel Robinson, Nov.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
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-
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
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.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
TUKESBERRY, of Abner, James, 1734.
TUTTLE. of James, Jonathan and a
TUCKEY, of John, Anna, 1749. Benja-
min and a child, 1752-5. Stephen, July
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
VAUG-HAN, of Tristram, Elizabeth
Clayton and Richard Clayton, Oct.
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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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
WEBB, Henry, of H-^nry, D-=c. 25, 1796.
W^BBAR, Molly, of Jeremiah. July
"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-
WE-RKS, Abigail, of , April 12,
WEEKS, of Joshua, Joshua, 1742. A
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
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
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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,
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WESTCOAT, James of Richard, Sept.
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.
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WHITNEY, Zebulon, of Moses, Dec. 7,
WHITNEY, Mary, of , of Gorham,
Dec. 14, 1766.
WHITTUM, Rebecca, of , 1742.
WHITTUM, of Eleazer, Hannah, Aug.
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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.
FIRST CHURCH IN FALMOUTH.
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WILSON, a child of Joseph and Mary
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11, lliiz. Nancy, Aug. 9, 1(95.
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19, 1792. ELza, April 13, 1794. Mary,
Jan. 27, 1799.
WISWELL, Sophia, of , July 26,
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WOOD, of William, Esq., Ellen Maria,
William Edward, and Heury Parke-L',
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WOODMAN, Thomas, of — , June 3,
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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
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
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
These conflicting titles of course led
to con'tentions, which were not lessened
by the king's proclamation, granting
ho.me&teads 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
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.
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
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 settlers.lt 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
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
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-
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
tho.se 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
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 f.om
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.
RESETTLiEMENT OF THE NECK.
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
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
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.
MINISTRY IN FALMOUTH.
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
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-
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 w.as 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.
MEETING HOUSES IN FAL-
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
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 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
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.
In presence of Mai-^- Pearson and
Acknowledged Sept. 6. 1738, before
Peter Nowell, J. P.
Recorded, book 21, page 6, October
9, 1738. Jere Moulton, Reg'r,
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
"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.
Joshua Freeman, Jr.
Isaac Ilsley, Jr.
Joseph Ingersol (for Samuel Hodg-
Samuel Cobb, Jr.
Samuel Cobb for self and Capt. Jor- ,■
dan and for Moses Young.
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
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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.
Frost, Andrew Pep.
Gould, Moses, serv't to Nathan Wins-
Graves, Samuel, son of John, (under
Hodgkins, Samuel, serv't to Philip
Hodgkins, (under age.)
Sequent, (an Indian.)
Thorn, Joseph, Jr., serv't to Moses
Williams, George, son of Geo. (un-
"The Petition of us the Subscribers
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.
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.
TRAINING SOLDIERS IN FAL-
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
Roll of Capt. James Milk's company,
Bracket, Joshua, Jr.
Cox, John, Jr.
Morss, Jona, Jr.
Motley, John, Jr.
Preble, Jedediah, Jr.
Smith, Thomas, Jr.
Wannicik, Alexander. (Perhaps Mar-
Pearsion, Moses, Esq.
Preble, Jedidiiah, Esq.
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.
Drum. Oliver Barsley.
Cobb, Joseph, Jr.
Dyer, Henry, 3d.
Dyer, John, Jr.
Dyer, William, Jr.
Elder. Robert, Jr.
Freeman, Jno., Jr.
Mayo, Roibert Jr.
Robards, Geo. C.
Robards, Ebenezer Jr.
Saywer, Jacob Jr.
Sawyer, Joseph Jr.
Sarg-enrt, Samuel Jr.
Siniimons, Moses Jr.
Simonitan, AmdTew Jr.
Simonton, William Jr.
Small, Isaac Jr.
Small, John Jr.
St rout, Elieiazer.
Strout, George 3d.
Strout, Jno. Jr.
Strout, Joseph Jr.
Thorndike, Robert Jr.
Watsom, Isaac Jr.
Woodbury, Hugh, Jr.
York, John, Jr.
Dyer, Henry, Jr.
Robinson, Jno., Jr.
Strout, Christopher, Jr.
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.
Barber, John, Jr.
Barber, John 3d.
Berry, George, Jr.
Conant, Joseph, Jr.
Dowty, James. ,
Graves, John, Jr.
Hall, Hate Evil.
Knight, George, Jr.
Martin, John, Jr.
Prootor, Samuel, Jr.
Stevens, Benjamin, Jr.
Capt. George Berry.
Lieut. George Knight.
Bailey, John Jr.
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.
Jordan, John, Jr.
Jordan, Samuel, 3d.
McKeniney, Henry Jr.
Roibiinison, Daniel Jr.
Oapt. James Morton.
Bnsdgn, Orathdel Jordan.
Ensign, Clement Jordan.
Jordian, Jeriemiiah 3d.
Jordan, Joihn Jr.
Jotrdiam, Nathaniel 4tb.
Miller, James Leaoh.
Miiller, Jededdah Robinson.
A true lisb ta,ke(n April 29, 1757.
Henry Jackson, Clerk.
CAPT. SAMUEL SKILLINGS*
Sergt. Jose'plh Small.
Serg-L Richaird Nason.
Sergt. Chipman CObl).
Sergtt. Solomon Haskell.
Corp. Jobn Wilson.
Dulmigo, Jacob, Jr.
Johnson, James, Jr.
Johnson, John, Jr.
Knighit, Naltihaniel, Jr.
Kniig1h.t, William, Jr.
Nason, Richard, Jr.
Paltrick, David, Jr.
Pen/nell, Thomas, Jr.
Skillings, Samuel, Jr.
Small, Joseph, Jr.
Thombs, John, Jr.
Wescot, William, Jr.
Lieut. Nathaniel Knight.
A true list taken August 11, 1757.
David Patrick, Clerk.
TAX LIST FALMOUTH, 1766.
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.
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.
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
Bishop, George, 1
Blake, John, 1
Blackley, Daniel, 1
Boston, John 1
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
Carter, Caleb, 1
Carver, Henry, 1
Cate, Joshua, 1
Chalis, Joseph, 1
Child, John, 1
Clark, Samuel, 1
Clough, Reuben, 1
Cobb, Benjamin, 1
Cobb, Chipmam, 1
Cobb, Ebcnezer, 1
•16s 2d. 32s 2>/3d.
*26s 44s lid.
*20s 31s 7d
*5s 6d. 14s lOd.
*4s 9s 6d.
*2s 8d. Ss 2d.
*ls 4d. 6s lOd.
*6s 8d. 6s 8d.
*4s 8d. 10s 2d.
*4s 8d. 15s 2d.
*4s 9s 6d.
*8d. 6s 2d.
*ls 6s 6d.
*3s 4d. 18s lOd.
•8d 6s 23.
*8d. 6s 2d.
*5s 29s 4d.
*ls 4d 6s lOd.
*es 6d 10s
*2s 4d 8s 4d.
s, 1 5s 6d.
*ls 6d 7s
*ls Sd 7s 2d.
*ls 8d 7s 2d.
*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
Cooke, Samuel, 1
Cooper, Simon, 1
Cotton, William, 2
Cox. James, 1
, John, 1
, John, Jr., 1
, Josiah, 1
, Lemuel, 1
Crosby, Wadson, 1
Cross, Jonathan, 1
Gushing, Ezekiel, 2
Cutler, Timothy, 2
Darling, John, 1
Daviee, William, 1
Deering, John, 2,
Deering, Nathaniel, 1
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
Flud, James, 1
Frink, John, 1
Furnal, Peletiali, 1
Freeman, Enoch, Esq..
, Josihua, 1
, Joshua, Jr., 2
, Samuel, 1
Gerrish, Jonathan, 1
Oodson, Richard, 1
Gookin, Samuel, 3
, Simon, 4
, James, 1
, James, Jr., 2
, John, 1
Gordan, James, 1
Graves, Crispus, 1
Greely, widow, Alice,
, Samuel, 1
, William. 1
Greenwood, John, 1
Gustin, Ebenezer, 1
Haden, John, 1
Hale, Nathell, 1
Haley, Joseph, 1
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
Howell, Arther, 1
, Elias, 1
, Silas, 1
, Silas, Jr., 1
Humphrey, William, 1
Hunt, Ichabod, 2,
Huston, William, Jr.,
2 *10s 6d.
Ilsley, Daniel, 1
, Enoch, 1
, Isaac, 1
, Isaac, Jr., 2
, Jonathan, 1
Ingersoll, Nathaniel, 1
Jack, Samuel, 1
Jenkins, Peter, 1
Johnson, Samuel Coz-
Jones, Ephraim, 2
, Ezekiel, 1
Keley, Christopher, 1
Kenekem, Patrick, 1
Keney, John, 1
, John, Jr., 1
, Samuel, 1
Kent, John, 1
Kimbal, Benjamin, 1
, Ebenezer, 1
Knight, Benjamin, 1
, George, Jr., 1
, Jacob, 1
Knight, John, 1
, Nathan, 1
, William, 1
Lambert, Jonathan, 1
Larraby, Benjamin, 1
, Benjamin, Jr., 1
, John, 1
Larrance, Joshua, 1
Little, Paul, 2
Longfellow, Stephen, 1
Louther, John, 1
Lovit, Joseph, 1
Lowell, Abner, 2
, Joshua, 1
Lowell, Samuel, 1
, Stephen, 1
Lunt, James, 1
, Samuel, 1
, William, 1
Mackelwane, Robert. 1
Pain, Jonathan, 1
Marston, Jasper, 1 "
Parker, Abijah, 1
, John, 2
Pearson, Moses, Esq.,
Martin, John, 1
, William, 1
Mayo, Ebenezer, 3
Pennel, Thomas, 1
Perkins, Abraham, 1
McLellan, Joseph, 2
, Robert, 2
Pettengal, Benj., 2
, William, 1
, Daniel, 3
Merrill, James, Jr., 1
Pickerin, Samuel, 1
, Peter, 1
Pike, Timothy, 2
, Richard, 3
Pitman, William, 1
Milk, James, 3
Plumer, Moses, 1
, James, Jr., 1
Poland, Caleb, 1
Moody, Benjamin, 1
Poole, Abijah, 1
, Daniel, 1
Polio, Joseph. 1
, Enoch, 2
Preble, Esaias, 2
, Houchin, 1
, Jedediah,Esq., 2*
Moody, James, 1
, Joshua, -
Proctor, Benjamin, 2
Moody, Joshua, Jr., 1
, Samuel, 1
, Nathaniel Green,
2 *3s 4d.
, Samuel, Jr., 1
Purrington, James, 1
Morse, Eliphalet, 1
Quinby, Joseph, 2 *
, Jonathan, 3
Ralfe, John, 1
, Jonathan Jr., 3
Randal, Isaac, 1
, Joseph, 1
, Jacob, 1
Mosley, Thomas, 1
Rann, Benjamin, 2
Motley, John, 1
, John, 1
Mountfort, Edmund, 1
, Moses, 1
, Samuel, 1
Riggs, Josiah, 1
Murfey, Patrick, 1
, Wheeler, 2
Mussey, Benjamin, 2
Robards, Joseph, 1
Newman, Thomas, 1
Robeson, Joseph, 1
Noyes, David, 1
Robins, Benjamin, 1
, Joseph, 1
, Josiah, 3
, Josiah Jr., 1
, Edward, 1
, Moses, 1
, James, 1
Noyes, Noah, 2
, John, 1
, Peter, 1
, Thomas, 1
, Timothy, 1
Royon, Augustus, 1
, Zebulon, 1
, John, 1
Sampson, Micah 1
Osgood, Abraham, 2
Savage, Arthur, 1
Owen, Ebenezer, 1
. William, 2
Sawyer, Anthony, 1
, Benjamin, 1
Oxnard, Thomas, 1
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
Smitti, John, 1 *2s
, Samuel (seaman), 1
, 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
, 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
, 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.
Tharrll, John, 1 *ls 4d.
Thratcher, David, 1
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
, William, 2
Wats, Edward, 1
Weeks, Benjamin, 1
, Widow, Margaret, 4s
, William, 1 *ls 4d
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
, James, 1
Wing-et, James, 1
Wiswell, William, -
Woodman, David, 1
, David, Jr.,
Young, Abraham, 1
, Joseph, 1
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
Anderson, John Jr.
, Joseph Jr.
Brackett, Anthony Jr.
, Joshua Jr.
, Thomas Jr.
Conant, Joseph Jr.
Hall, Hate Evil.
, Solomon. ..
, James, Jr.
, James, 2d.
, James, 3d.
, Henry, Jr.
Moody, John Jr.
, Thomas Jr.
' Proctor, John.
Skillings, Samuel Jr.
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
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
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
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-
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.
MASTER PARSONS SCHOOL.
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.)
Cashing, John G
, Enoch (lost at sea.)
, Jonathan Freeman
— , Polly
, Thomas Oxnard
, Peleg, (afterwards judge in Nova
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'-
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.
THE STONE CHUKCH.
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
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
"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
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
And mercy seat.
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
■ in 11
«.«. 1" 1
«n .. 1
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
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:
Preble, William P.
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
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,
Eaton, Ebeu H.
Bradford, A. &
Bradbury, Andrew M.
Wingate, Joshua, Jr.
Clapp, Charles Q.
Boyd, John P.
Brooks, Cotton B.
Daveis, C. S.
Sewall, William B.
Bradley, Thomas 0.
McLellan, William, Jr.
Freeman, Capt. Samuel
Deering, Nathaniel F.
Deblois, T. A. &
Ford, Mrs. Emma
Merrill, J. & J.
Harlow & Baker,
PI u miner i^- Moore,
Deeriiii;-, Mary A.
Weeks, Joshua F.
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
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:
REPORT OF COMMITTEE.
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-
Now tlie committee reconunend tluit
the Fir.st 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
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.
Portland, July 7, 1826.
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