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Kittery Qpns 
Celebration Of 

Kittery Town team/and a handi- 
cap mile run. In the late afternon 
after the speaking program the 
two governors and other officials 
will visit the Naval base where a 
19-gun salute will be fired in honor 
of the two chief executives. The 
party will be meffby'ftear Admiral 
John H. Brown, Jr., USN, com- 

After the customary honors they 
will be escorted on a tour of the 
base and ship by Admiral Brown 
and the commanding officers of the 
Naval shipyard. Naval Hospital, 
Disciplinary Barracks and the Ma- 
rine Barracks. 









^'Colonial Sunday 
Is Observed By 
Kittery Church 

KITTERY, Me., Aug. 17 The 
rich historical heritage of the 
First Congregational church in 
Kittery Point was vivdly por- 
trayed at Sunday's annual obser- 
vance of Colonial Sunday. 

The two-century-old church was 
nearly filled tocapacity as the ser- 
if vice in memory of Capt. William 
f Whipple and his son, Gen. William 
Whipple, who was born in the 
Whipple Garrison huse in Kittery 
'I in June 1730, and later one of the 
'' signers of the Declaration of In- 
I dependence. 

Captain Whipple donated the 
first piece of communion silver, a 
cup, to the church in 1728. 

General Whipple was christened 
,in front of the church pulpit Feb. 
1|14, 1731, by the Rev. John New- 
; i march, whose role was reenacted 
j Sunday by the Rev. Roderick A. 
! Macdonald, pastor. ' 
'! Mr. and Mrs. Graham C. Alvord, 

in colonial costume, and their in- 
' fant son, Christopher Drake Al- 
vord, represented the Whipple fa- 

1 mily. 

The first two scenes depicted the 
presentation of the communion 

cup to the church and the christ- 
I ening of General Whipple. 

t Deacons Henry Barter and John 
: Fernald were portrayed by Select- 
men Joseph W. Cutts and Reginald 
i,F. Berry, both present-day dea- 

The final scene was the reading 

( of the Declaration of Independence 

by the Rev. Benjamin Stevens, D. 

D., second pastor of the church, 

who was portrayed by Mr. Mac- 

( donald. The historic document had 
1 ijbeen ordered read in each pulpit 

j throughout the colonies. 

Dudley Herbert, instructor of 
English at Traip academy, was 

More than 50 members of the 
congregation were in colonial cos- 

Others participating in the ser- 
vice were Mrs. Macdonlad as Ma- 
| dame Newmarch; Dorothy Woods, 
Joanna Newmarch; Mrs. Cutts, 
Mistress Barter; Mrs. Berry, Mis- 
tressFernald; Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
J. Wenners, Sir William and /Lady 
Pepperell; Joanne Goss, Elizabeth 
Peperell; Harry Whenal, Charles 
Chauncey, and Mrs. Whenal, Ma- 
dame Chauncey; Oscar T. Clark, 

Hymn singing was in colonial 
style with the tune "lined out" by 
the percenter, Carroll H. Evans, 

! oragnist and choir director. No in- 

I strumental music was used. 

After th service a pilgrimage 
to the church burying ground 
across the street was led by the 
costumed choir. Mr. Macdonald 
conducted a memorial service at 
General Whipple's grave. The 
Whipple grave and that of Dr. 

I Stevens wer decorated by Dorothy 
and Hazel Jean Woods, children of 

i Mr. and Mrs. Eldredge Woods. 

Communion silver on display in 
front of the church pulpit, includ- 
ed the cup given by Captain Whip- 
pie, and other pieces presented to 
the church by Lady Pepperell af- 
ter the death of her husband Sir 
William. Also exhibited was a por- 
trait of General Whipple loaned 
by the school board of Portsmouth. 

Kittery, Me., the historic town at 
the mouth of the Piscataqua river, by 
the sea, has in hand the preparation 
of an elaborate program which will 
be presented at its Old Home week 
celebration, August 16 to 22. Sun- 
day will be a day of religitu.s wor- 
ship; Monday, a day of greeting and 
assignment of guests; Tuesaay will 
be Veterans' and Military day, and a 
clambake, with Gov. John G. Wiiiant 
as guest of honor; Wednesday, sports 
of all kinds; Thursday, annual meet 
ding and field day of "Piscataqua 
Pioneers," a historical pageant, both 
afternoon and evening; Friday, no 
special program; Saturday after- 
noon, clambake at Fort McClary 
park. Open house, reunions, and 




I. Laying the Foundations II 

II. Earliest Settlers 18 

III. Kittery Point 37 

IV. A Trip up Spruce Creek 6l 

V. Along Crooked Lane 77 

VI. Up the Pascataqua 88 

VII. Along the Newichawannock m 

VIII. The Parish of Unity 123 

IX. Municipal History 138 

X. Conflicts with the Indians 159 

XI. Ecclesiastical History. .- 183 

XII. Character of the Early Inhabitants 210 

XIII. The Xavy Yard 218 

XIV. Historical Miscellany 225 

XV. Biographical Sketches 244 

XVI. Genealogical Notes 269 

Additions and Correction? 809 

Index of Names 813 

Index of Places.. . 821 



Cow Cove and the Old Warren Farm 22 

Pipe Stave Landing 25 

The Thaxter Cottage, on Site of Champernowne's House 38 

Kittery Harbor, from Site of Champernowne's "Lower House." 39 

The Grave of Francis Champernowne 40 

Map of Kittery Point, 1650-1700 44 

The Bray House 45 

Fort McClary 46 

Phyllis' Notch 48 

Warehouse Point 55 

The Gerrish House 56 

Sparhawk Mansion 57 

The Champernowne 58 

Map of Kittery Point, 1775 59 

Joan (Bray) Deering's House, 1700 60 

Goose Cove, 1696 62 

Map of Lower Kittery, 1635-1700 65 

North-East of Spruce Creek, 1762 67 

Head of Spruce Creek, 1739 70 

"The Maples," Residence of Rufus Harrison Remick 71 

Shepherd's Hill 73 

Gunnison's Neck, 1902 78 

Crooked Lane, from the Roof of the Library 80 

Oldest Garrison House 81 

Tripe's Point 83 

Kittery Foreside 85 

Mendum's Cove 88 

East Side of Great Cove, 1697 91 

Monument of Christian Remick 93 

Long Reach 95 

Franks Fort 99 

A Portion of the Bay Land 100 

Nutter's Cove 102 

Map of Middle Parish (Eliot) 106 


View from Sunset Hill 1 10 

Mill at Sturgeon Creek 1 18 

Birch Point, from Eliot Bridge 124 

The Xason-Hamilton Estate 127 

Little John's Falls 130 

Quamphegan Falls 131 

Map of Berwick, 1631-1700 133 

Stackpole's Landing 136 

The Submission of 1652, front 143 

The Submission of 1652, back 144 

House of Capt. Benjamin Remick 148 

Frost's Hill 161 

Ambush Rock 169 

Frost Garrison House 177 

Church at Kittery Point 185 

Parsonage at -Kittery Point 190 

M. E.. Church, Kittery Point 194 

Church at Leighton's Point, 1717-1837 200 

Congregational Church, Eliot ....- 203 

Site of Friends' Meeting-House, Eliot 206 

First Christian Church. Kittery 208 

Free Baptist Church. Kittery 209 

Dartmouth and Kingsweare, England 212 

Navy Yard Bridge 219 

Kittery Navy Yard, 1902 220 

Kittery Foreside from Xavy Yard 221 

Excavation for Dry Dock 223 

The Old Country Road 227 

Elm Avenue. Eliot 228 

Oldest House in Eliot. Built in 1727 229 

The Shapleigh. House 230 

Rice Tavern 231 

Residence of Dr. J. L. M. Willis 233 

Old School-House, District Xo. 2, Eliot 237 

Green Acre 239 

Rice Free Public Library 242 

Col. William Pepperrcll 245 

The Pepperrell Tomb 246 

Margery ( Bray ) Pepperrell 247 



The Pepperrell Mansion 248 

Sir William Pepperrell 249 

Lady Mary (Hirst) Pepperrell 251 

Lady Pepperrell's House 252 

Hall of Lady Pepperrell's House '. 252 

Parlor of Lady Pepperrell's House 253 

General William Whipple 256 

George Melville Frost, M.D 258 

John Samuel Hill Fogg, M.D 260 

Governor John Fremont Hill 263 

Moses A. Safford, Esq 265 

Hon. Horace Mitchell 267 

Sylvester Bartlett 290 

Thomas Haven Bearing, M.D 345 

John Wentworth Deering 346 

Charles Sumner Dearing 347 

House of Noah Emery 368 

The Fogg Burial Ground 403 

Samuel Hill 522 

William Hill 524 

Birthplace of Gov. John Fremont Hill 525 

Leighton House, 1690 576 

Andrew P. Leighton 580 

John Mendum 608 

Lieut. Oliver P. Remick 696 

Waldron Spinney 746 

James Shapleigh Tobey 774 

Martin Parry Tobey 778 

The Old Tripe House and Crooked Lane 781 


A Collection of Scholarly 

Sketches by Mr. Moulton 

Augusta P. Moulton; Lewiston Journal 
Print Shop; 293 pp. 

Recent happenings have made Mr. 
Moulton more generally known as the 
donor of a beautiful union to Bowdoin, 
from which he graduated in 1873, than 
as the state historian of Maine. In 
the latter role7~however, he has been 
busy quietly with a work for which stu- 
dents of Maine history will ever hold 
him in gratitude. To numerous books 
of local history he adds this collection 
of 16 sketches, dealing with widely dif- 
fering phases of Maine's early history, 
and all bearing evidences of scholarly 
thoroughness supplemented by the use 
of the literary graces. 

Some of them are addresses that Mr. 
Moulton has delivered upon public oc- 
casions in recent years as at the dedi- 
cation of the tablet marking the place 
where the famous Ranger of John Paul 

Jones fame was built in 1778; at the 
dedication of the Maine memorial at 
Valley Forge, where there were more 
than 1000 Maine men among the troops 
credited to Massachusetts, and at the 
centennial celebration of Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

Other articles deal with the first 
naval battle of the revolution, fought 
off the shore of Machias, June 11, 1775, 
and resulting in the capture of the 
British armed schooner, Margaretta; 
with the ancestry of Maine's first Gov- 
ernor, William King, whose father moved 
from Watertown to Scarboro in 1744; 
with the early settlements on the coast 
of Lincoln county, where there were 
colonies of French and English long 
before the Mayflower anchored in Ply- 
mouth harbor; with Maine as a royalist 
province in the century before the 
union with Massachusetts, and with the 
status of women in the early settle- 

Some of the other articles are less 
local in their significance in fact not 
of any special Maine significance. For 
example, those dealing with the relation 
of the English Whigs to the American 
revolution and with Webster's famous 
7th of March speech, of which the 
centenary is at hand. Also that study- 
ing the career and character of Anne 
Hutchinson, Boston's outstanding fem- 
inist of the 17th century, who is likened 
to Savonarola by Mr. Moulton. The 
volume has a foreword by Maine's most 
i eminent contemporary newspaperman, 
! Arthur G. Staples, and a prefatory poem, 
"Makers of Maine," by Frances Wright 
Turner of Ellsworth. 


Nearly ten years ago a history of old Kittery was begun by Dr. William 
B. Lapham, encouraged by John F. Hill, now Governor of Maine. Dr. 
Lapham collected much useful material and outlined some chapters of the 
proposed work. All his material has been utilized, but no line of this book 
was written by him. His arrangement and style of expression could not 
be made to harmonize with the author's plan and language, yet due credit 
is cheerfully accorded to the memory of Maine's leading local historian, 
whose town histories and historical essays are well known. 

The death of Dr. Lapham caused his material to be laid aside a few 
years. About three years ago, by the encouragement of Governor Hill, 
the author was induced to begin anew the history of old Kittery and her 
families. The sources of information are sufficiently pointed out in foot- 
notes and the preface to the genealogical notes. The many helpers have 
been indicated in like manner. 

This work was begun with no subscription list, and its financial success 
rests upon its own merits. The aim has been to write such a book as the 
many descendants of old Kittery families would like to read and own. 
Hence special attention has been given to genealogy. The location of the 
first settlers is also a specialty. The maps and illustrations have been pre- 
pared at great expense of labor and money, and their excellence is largely 
due to the Suffolk Engraving Company. With camera in hand the 
author rode throughout Kittery and Eliot and sailed up and down Sprucr 
Creek and the Pascataqua. No pains have been spared to obtain historical 
and descriptive detail. 

It is easy to be wise beyond what has been written. Old residents will 
note the omission of many items that they would have put in print, and 
doubtless some corrections and additions to the genealogical notes will sug- 
gest themselves to many readers. The author would be glad to hear from 
such. He has tried to avoid repetitions, to leave something to works 
already published, and not to weary the reader with unimportant details. 
Some things, that would be very interesting to the present inhabitants of 
Kittery, Eliot and the Berwicks, would be tiresome to the distant reader. 

It is hoped that this book will be received as a welcome contribution to 
the history of the colonization of Maine and that somebody may be stim- 
ulated to do a better work for old York and other coast towns. 

E. S. S. 

BRADFORD. Mass.. February. 1903. 


It is not thought best to begin this history by recounting the 
discovery of America by the Norsemen and the early exploration 
of the coast of Maine. Those stories have been often told and 
the facts are well known. To copy or to repeat in other words 
what has been well written already is a disagreeable and useless 
task. The historian either should bring to light something pre- 
viously hidden from public view, or should show the significance 
of events already chronicled. Much that properly belongs to the 
history of Old Kittery will be touched only lightly in this book 
for the sole reason that it has been published repeatedly. I 
prefer not to exhaust the subject rather than to exhaust the 
patience and waste the time of the reader. Yet to collect and 
arrange the scattered materials of history so as to indicate some 
logical connection may bring to the reader some pleasure and 

In 1620 James I. granted to forty noblemen, knights and gen- 
tlemen, styled the Council of Plymouth, a charter embracing the 
territory from near the mouth of the St. Lawrence River to the 
vicinity of Philadelphia, and through the continent from ocean to 
ocean. The Council granted, 10 August, 1622, to Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges and Captain John Mason, all the lands between the 
Merrimac and Kennebec Rivers, reaching sixty miles inland, 
with all the islands within five leagues of the shore. This tract 
was called the Province of Maine. In 1629 Gorges and Mason 
divided their grant, and on the seventh of November of that year 
the Council of Plymouth granted to Mason the land lying 
between the Merrimac and the Pascataqua, to be called New 
Hampshire. Capt. Walter Neal was authorized to give Mason 

Gorges retained the tract between the Pascataqua and the 
Kennebec. Minor grants were made from time to time, some- 
times overlying lands previously granted. This caused uncer- 


tainty as to the rightful ownership. To more firmly secure 
possession where improvements had been made and where more 
were planned, a grant was made by the Council of Plymouth, 3 
Nov. 1631. The grantees were Sir Ferdinando Gorges, Capt. 
John Mason, John Cotton, Henry Gardner, George Griffith, 
Edwin Guy, Thomas Wannerton, Thomas Ever and Eleazer 
Ever. The grant was situated on both sides the harbor and 
river of Pascataqua, five miles in breadth on the southwest side 
of the river from the sea to Edward Hilton's Plantation, and a 
breadth of three miles on the northeast side of the river and 
stretching thirty miles into the country. Only one deed from this 
Company is on record in Maine. It was from the Company's 
agent, Walter Xeal, to Thomas Cammock, and the land deeded 
was what was afterward known as the Shapleigh farm in Eliot. 
Williamson says that "Xeal sold all the land in Kittery between 
A. D. 1632-4, " l and bases his statement on the authority of Sul- 
livan, who says, "All the lands in Kittery were granted in the 
year 1632 and from that time to 1635 by Walter Xeal, who was 
an agent both to Gorges and Mason." 2 I can find no authority 
for these statements, while subsequent deeds given by Gorges 
contradict them. Those historians may have had in mind the 
division of property in 1633, mentioned below, but Capt. John 
Mason was the only one wise enough to take a deed from Gorges, 
to whom all this land had been originally granted. If William- 
son and Sullivan simply mean that all the lands in Kittery that 
were sold between the years 1632 and 1635 were deeded by the 
agent, \Valter Xeal, they are probably correct, except as to the 
last date, for Xeal returned to England in 1633; but Cammock 
was the only grantee whose deed is recorded. It is probable 
that Thomas Wannerton and Henry Jocelyn also had deeds from 
Xeal of land adjacent to Cammock's, but there is no record in the 
Registrar's office. 

The company of which Walter X'eal was the agent and that 
owned land on both sides of the Pascataqua has been incorrectly 
called the Laconia Company in the index to the first volume of 
York Deeds. Laconia was the name applied to a tract on the 
western shore of Lake Champlain, secured to Gorges and Mason 

'History of Maine. Vol. I., p. 244. Note. 
~ Sullivan's Maine, p. 242. 


by a charter in 1629. l The company on the Pascataqua did not 
remain long in existence, and in the division of its property, 6 
Dec. 1633, Newichawannock fell to Mason, to whom Gorges 
gave a deed, 17 Sept. 1735, "of all that part or portion of land 
beginning at the Entrance of Newichawannock river and soe 
upwards alongst the Said river and to the ffurthest head thereof 
and to containe in breadth through all 'the length aforesaid Three 
miles within the land from every part of the said River." This 
embraced all the improvements on the Newichawannock River. 
The deed covered a strip of land three miles broad and fifteen 
miles long. It reached from one quarter of a mile below Great 
Works River into the present town of Lebanon. The other 
members of the company, besides Gorges, received divisions each 
about three miles in breadth, along the Pascataqua, but their 
rights were never respected, though they sent an agent over to 
represent them in 1688.- 

Capt. John Mason died in December, 1635, and the settlers in 
Xewichawannock seem not to have regarded the just claims of 
his heirs. The town of Kittery subsequently confirmed the 
claims of those who had long possessed and cultivated lands. 
Humphrey Chadbourne and Thomas Spencer took deeds from 
the Sagamore Rowles, in 1643. The heirs of Mason tried to 
recover their property but in vain. In 1690 they sold their claim 
to Samuel Allen, Esq., merchant, of London, who made a test 
case in an action of trespass and ejectment brought against 
Humphrey Spencer of Xewichawannock, grandson of Thomas 
Spencer, in a court holden at Wells, in 1704. The suit was 
decided in favor of Spencer under a law of Massachusetts Bay 
for limitation of actions and quieting of possession. On appeal 
to the Court of Judicature at Boston the decision of the lower 
court was confirmed. Thus the heirs of Mason never realized 
anything from all the money and pains he expended in the settle- 
ment of what is now South Berwick. 

A Short View of Mrs. Ann Mason's Case, touching her lands 
in Xew England, was presented to the General Court of Massa- 
chusetts in 1652 by her agent. Joseph Mason. Therein it is said 
"that the Inhabitants of Ketterie and Agamenticus taking advan- 
tage of the Death of Capt. Mason & Sr. fferdinando Gorges, 

'Abbott'? TTist. of Maine', p. 90. Xote by Editor. 
'Maine Hist. Coll. Vol. IV.. p. 320. 


&c., and the absence of their heires have Devided great Quan- 
tities of the said Lands at Pascataway that lay in Comon to all 
the said Associates amongst 30 families of themselves many of 
them being the servants children of the servants of the said 
Capt. Mason." It may be said in justification that after the 
death of Mason there was no one to pay these servants wages 
nor to transport them back to England. There is evidence that 
they were left destitute of means of support. 1 They did the only 
thing possible to them. They seized the lands and property of 
Mason at Newichawannock, and thus each became lord of his 
own manor. The legal claim of a distant heir, after the lapse of 
a score of years, had little force when opposed to the actual 
possession of many settlers. Mason's loss was their gain. The 
case was not much different after the death of Gorges. The 
grants he and his agents made were respected. The rest of his 
lands were granted by the inhabitants of Kittery to themselves. 

In 1635 the Council of Plymouth surrendered its charter, and 
the King appointed eleven of his privy councillors as "Lords 
Commissioners of All His American Plantations." Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges was made Governor of Xew England, and the 
division belonging to him. between the Pascataqua and the Ken- 
nebec, was now called New Somersetshire. He sent his nephew, 
"William Gorges, as governor of this province, who opened the 
first Court at Saco. 28 March 1636. 

Charles I. gave a new charter to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, 3 
April 1639. His former grant was enlarged so as to extend 
inland one hundred and twenty miles, and the old name, the 
Province of Maine, was restored. It comprised about one-sixth 
of the present area of the State. Thomas Gorges, cousin of Sir 
Ferdinando, was made Deputy Governor. He came over in 1640 
and remained about three years. By him a number of land grants 
were made within the limits of old Kittery, but the majority of 
the earliest settlers all along the river seem to have been squatters, 
wlmse right to land was confirmed by the town some years later. 
They came over in the employ of John Winter at Richmond's 
Island, nf Capt. Mason at Newichawannock, of Neal and others 
at Strawberry Bank, and of Shapleigh at Kittery Point. 

Sir Ferdinando Gorges never visited his Province, on which 
he spent thirty years of care and twenty thousand pounds of his 

'Dean's Capt. John Mason, p. 344. Note. 


estate. On his death in 1647 his affairs in America were neg- 
lected. The new town of Kittery assumed that all the land 
within her borders belonged to her and could be given away to 
whomsoever she chose. The most wealthy and influential natur- 
ally got the largest grants. They have never been disturbed in 
their ownership, and the reason may be briefly stated. 

The northern boundary of the Massachusetts Bay Company 
was three miles north of the Merrimac River. Here arose ques- 
tions of interpretation. What was meant by the Merrimac 
River ? its mouth ? or its source ? or the most northerly point of 
its course? The authorities of Massachusetts sent surveyors 
into the woods of Xew Hampshire, who fixed the northern 
boundary so as to include about all the settled portions of New 
Hampshire and of Maine, thus robbing the heirs of Mason and 
of Gorges of all their lands. Agents of Massachusetts per- 
suaded the citizens of Kittery to accept her government in 1652 
and the submission of other towns in Maine followed within a 
few years. But many were dissatisfied, and commissioners were 
sent from England to investigate rival claims. In 1677 the High 
Court of Chancery decided that the northern boundary of Massa- 
chusetts was three miles north of the mouth of the Merrimac. 
The Province of Xew Hampshire was given to the heirs of Capt. 
John Mason, and that of Maine to the heirs of Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges. At once the Massachusetts government purchased 
Maine of Ferdinando Gorges, grandson of the original grantee, 
for twelve hundred and fifty pounds. Thus Maine with enlarged 
limits remained under the government of Massachusetts till she 
became a separate State in 1820. The town grants of Kittery 
were never questioned. Indeed the Commissioners in 1652 
agreed to leave them undisturbed. The titles to most of the 
lands held in Kittery, Fliot and the Berwick's are based upon 
grants from the town. The few heads of families at the time of 
its incorporation called themselves the original proprietors, 
though how they got any just title to the lands of Gorges does 
not appear. The lands held in common were divided among their 
descendants about a century later. 

It would be hardly proper to publish a history of Kittery 
without biographical sketches of the two men who were the pro- 
moters of its settlement, notwithstanding so many excellent 
accounts of them have been already published. Neither Gorges 


nor Mason ever visited this region, according to general opinion,, 
though it was asserted in a legal suit that they together made a 
voyage along the coast of Maine. Both spent many years and 
much money in planting colonies along the Pascataqua. and 
neither lived to see the fruits of his endeavors. While their 
associates soon became discouraged and withdrew from the 
enterprise, these two continued to plan and expend their money 
for the development of the plantations as long as they lived. 
Both were men of marked ability and of sterling character. 
Maine should honor herself by the erection of suitable memorials 
to Capt. John Mason at South Berwick and to Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges at York. The descendants of those whom these two men 
sent at their own expense to this country are scattered in great 
numbers throughout Maine and all the United States. Many of 
them still reside upon the lands which Gorges and Mason pur- 
chased at a great price. All such, together with the patriotic cit- 
izens of Maine, should unite to do tardy honor to the memories 
of these two great patriots and philanthropists. 

Sir Ferdinando Gorges was the youngest son of Edward 
Gorges and the grandson of Sir Edmund Gorges and Lady Anne 
Howard. He was born in 1565, probably in Clerkenwell. He 
became a soldier early in life, and in 1588 was taken prisoner by 
the Spaniards, in the Low Countries. Three years later he was 
captain in the English forces sent to aid the King of France 
against the Leaguers. He was wounded in battle, and for gal- 
lantry and bravery was knighted by the commander of the 
English forces before the besieged city of Rouen, 8 Oct. 1591. 
In 1595 he was rewarded with the command of the Fort and also 
of the Isle of St. Nicholas at Plymouth, England. He held that 
position till 1629 with honor to himself and to the nation. It is 
said that the trivial circumstance of having seen some kidnapped 
aboriginal Americans in Plymouth first interested him in colon- 
ization schemes and so changed the tenor of his life. He formed 
the acquaintance of the leading men interested in the same sub- 
ject. In 1629 he resigned his post at Plymouth and retired to 
Ashton Phillips, in Somersetshire, where he devoted the 
remainder o'f his life to the furthering of his plantations in 
Maine. He wrote a narrative of the efforts of himself and his 
associates, which was published after his death. He was 
specially interested in the colony at York, first called Gorgeana, 


which was chartered as a city. Here lived two near relatives 
of his own name as Deputy Governors. A mere accident pre- 
vented him from executing his plan of visiting his Province of 
Maine. He died 14 May 1647. 

Capt. John Mason was son of John Mason of King's Lynn, 
Norfolk County, England, who married Isabel Steed. He was 
baptized 14 Dec. 1586. There is some evidence that he was for a 
time a student at the University of Oxford. He married, 29 
Oct. 1606, Anne, daughter of Edward Greene, of London, gold- 
smith. He became a captain in the English Xavy and com- 
manded an expedition to the Hebrides in 1610, the expense of 
which he paid and was never reimbursed. He then became Gov- 
ernor of Newfoundland, where he remained about six years. 
He made a survey and ma]) of the island and wrote "A Brief Dis- 
course of the Newfoundland," which was printed in 1620. In 
1626 he was made Treasurer and Paymaster of the English 
armies employed in the wars with France and Spain. In 1634 he 
was appointed captain of the South Sea Castle, at Portsmouth, 
England. He was already Yice-President of the Great Council 
for New England. When Sir Eerclinandio Gorges was made 
Governor of New England, Mason was chosen as Vice- Admiral. 
All these offices show the esteem in which he was held and his 
executive ability. His relation to the plantations in Maine and 
New Hampshire are incidentally set forth elsewhere in this book. 
He died in December, 1635, and was buried, probably in West- 
minster Abbey. From his only child, Anne, who married Joseph 
Tufton, there are descendants living in America. He is justly 
styled the founder of New Hampshire. He might also be called, 
and more precisely, the Founder of the Berwicks, Maine, He 
was a Churchman, and hence was spoken of slightly by Winthrop 
and the Puritans of Massachusetts, but the Bay State can boast of 
no nobler founders than Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Capt. John 
Mason, wise, able, patriotic, self-sacrificing, and not without the 
religious spirit, as their letters and acts testify. Tt is time for 
the sons of Maine and of New Hampshire to quit singing the 
praises of the Puritan Fathers, who were not their fathers, and to 
magnify the deeds and characters of the great men who gave 
them "a local habitation and a name." 1 

'See John Ward Dean's Capt. John Mason, and the collection of 
Masoniana in Vol. XXVIII. of X. H. State Papers. 




The honor of having first seen the shores of the Pascataqua is, 
doubtless, due to Martin Pring, who in 1603, sailing in the 
Speedwell and the Discoverer, coasted along the shores of Maine 
from the Penobscot and sailed up a river three or four leagues, 
probably to Quamphegan Falls. Particular mention was made, 
in the narrative of the voyage, of the beautiful groves and sundry 
sorts of beasts they saw, but no natives were seen to traffic with 
and so their stay was brief. They did not find, either, the 
medicinal sassafras of which they were in search. In 1614 Capt. 
John Smith of Pocahontas fame touched at a group of islands 
which he named for himself, the Smith Isles, but which some- 
how got the name. Isles of Shoals, as early as 1630, and have 
retained it. He, too, probably carried away some report of the 
river and its woode:! banks. The fishermen learned earlier than 
we know that there was good fishing near the mouth of the Pas- 
cataqua, and the islands were manned, if not inhabited, when the 
mainland had only a few scattered settlers. For many years no 
woman was allowed to be a resident there. 

There is no historical record of any settler at the mouth of 
the Pascataqua earlier than 1623. There is an indenture, dated 
14 Dec. 1622. between David Thomson of Plymouth, England, 
and three merchants, Abraham Colmer, Nicholas Sherwill. and 
Leonard Pomery, which recounts that the Council for Xew 
England had granted six thousand acres of land to Thomson, 16 
Oct. 1622. There has been found in the Public Record Office 
in London a Patent to David Thomson and two others "for a pt 
of Piscatawa river in Xew England." This shows that the name 
of the river was well known in London in 1622, and that prob- 
ably David Thomson had visited it. The point in the river may 
have been that which for some unexplained reason only a few 
years later was called Thompson's Point. The grant seems to 
have been an infringement upon that of (iorges and Mason, made 
two months earlier. This mav be a reason why Thomson did not 


remain long. The early accounts all call him a Scotchman, but 
the indenture names him as of Plymouth. His marriage to 
Amias C'ole was recorded at Plymouth, 13 July 1613. He came 
over in 1623 and built a house at "Little Harbor," now Rye, X. 
11. The spot has been located at ( )diorne's Point. Some say it 
was a stone house, afterward called Mason Hall. Only three or 
four companions came with him and the building of such a house 
as the first one in a wilderness was difficult if not improbable. 
Others think that the stone house may have been built later by 
workmen sent over bv Mason. At any rate Thomson had a 
house <;f seme kind an.l lived in it till 1626, when he moved to an 
island in Hoston Harbor, which has since borne the name, 
Thompson's Island. 1 This had been granted to him by the Council 
at the same time with the six thousand acres. He died soon 

'The (ieneral Court granted the above mentioned island to John, son 
of Dav:d Thomson. 10 May 1648. It is probable that he became of age 
a kith before that time. In the first volume of Suffolk Deeds, under date 
2~j (2) 1650 is found the following: "John Thompson of London 
acknowledged himselfe indebted to Joseph Jackson & Hugh Browne of 
Bristol! niercht in the sume of one hundred & sixty three pounds six 
shillings to be pd to them or tbeire Assignes in merchantable Codd fish 
at price current at Marble beade or Isle of Sholes at or before the last 
of may 1651, at the rate of 30 Ryals p Kint binding himselfe Execut & 
administrators for pformance. & in special! his Island called Thompsons 
Island by way of Mortgage, 'with warrantee to make good the mort- 
gage, dat :8 ( _> ) 1650 & acknowledged 26 (2) 1650 before Increase 

John Thompson & a scale. 

Though said to be of London John Thompson was stdl in Boston and 
planned to deliver good- at the Isle of Shoals the following year. The 
Court Records of York County show that "John Tomson" was plaintiff 
and Thomas Withers defendant in a suit in 1650. Nicholas Fro-t wa.- 
attorney for Tomson. The same year Francis Champernowne brought 
action against John Tomson for taking away a boat. The case was arbi- 
trated. This may have been the son of David Thomson. There are 
those who declare that he died in obscurity in Greenland, N. IL. and that 
descendants are now living. His half-sister. Mary Maverick, married. 8 
Dec. 1055, John Pal-grave: and second. _>o Sept. 1(160. Fraud- Hooke. the 
magi-trate of Kittery Point. It would not be strange if John Thompson 
lived in the vicinity. A John Thompson is mentioned in N. H. Court 
Record- in IO(M) and was a iuryman. 10 July 1(171. He seems to have been 
of Portsmouth. For all that i- known about David Thompson sec 
Proceedings of Mass. Ili-t. Society. 1870. pp. 358-371. 


after, leaving an infant son, John, and widow, who married 
Samuel Maverick of Xoddle's Island, or East Boston. 

Little is known about David Thomson's stay in New Hamp- 
shire. He was visited by Capt. Christopher Levett in 1623. 
When \Yalter Xeal arrived in 1630 as the agent of Gorges and 
Mason, no rights of Thomson were recognized. He probably left 
because he learned that an earlier patent covered his posses- 
sions. His place could not have been much more than a fishing 
station, and his nearest and, so far as is known, only neighbors 
were ten miles or so up the river, at a place afterward 
called Dover Xeck, where Edward Hilton and his brother 
William settled in 1623. If there were any fishermen's huts built 
on the eastern shore of the Pascataqua before 1631, there is no 
record of the fact. To be sure Williamson says, "Mention is 
also to be made at this time of the settlements commenced on the 
northerly banks of the Piscataqua and the river above. These 
were at Kittery Point, at Spruce Creek, at Sturgeon Creek (Eliot), 
at Quampeagan Falls (or the Parish of Unity), and the ancient 
Xewichawannock (or Berwick), some or all of which were seven 
years of age in 1631, being collectively called the Plantation of 
Piscataqua." 1 He offers no authority for the statement. None 
has been found. I have not been able to discover any evidence 
whatever that there was a single settler within the bounds of old 
Kittery before 1631, unless it were William Hilton, who planted 
corn in Eliot at an early date. This fact will be mentioned later. 

About the first of June, 1630, Captain Walter Xeal arrived at 
Little Harbor, or Pascataqua, as it was often called, as Governor 
of Mason's Province. He found but few to govern. Ambrose 
Gibbons came at the same time as factor, or general manager of 
the plantation. Xot all had forsaken the place with Thomson, 
and some servants came with Xeal. He occupied the house left 
vacant by Thomson, and after three years returned to England. 
In 1631 came other servants and agents, among them Humphrey 
('hadl)ourne as chief carpenter. He built the Great House at 
Strawberry Dank, now Portsmouth. Capt. Thomas Cammock 
probably came with Chadbonrne. the same who afterwards settled 
at I Hack Point, in Scarborough, but earlier may have lived in 
Eliot. Depositions indicate that Thomas Withers, Thomas 
Spencer, and Thomas Crockett came in 1630 or 1631. 

n's Hi-tory of Maine. Vol. I., p. 244. 


The plantation at Newichawannock was begun probably in 
1631. Ambrose Gibbons lia;l charge. Mason and others wrote 
to him under date 5 Dec. 1632, "We praie you to take care of our 
house at Xewichewanick, and to look well to our vines ; also, you 
may take some of our swine and goates, which we pray you to 
preserve." This implies that a house had been built some time 
before and vines planted. Here trade was carried on with the 
Indians, who sometimes came to the number of one hundred. A 
deposition shows that a piece of land was purchased of the 
Indians. It probably lay on both sides of the little Xewichawan- 
nock River, called by the natives Assabenbeduck, and now known 
as the Great Works River. July 13, 1633, Gibbons wrote to 
Mason that Thomas Wannerton had charge of the house at Pas- 
cataqua or Little Harbor and had with him William Cooper, 
Ralph Gee. Roger Knight and wife, William Dermit and one 
boy. Xot a large colony, but Xeal had been ordered previously to 
dismiss his household and return to England for consultation. 
With Gibbons at Newichawannock there were his wife and 
daughter Rebecca, who later became the wife of Henry Sher- 
burne, Charles Knil or Xeal, Stephen Kidder or Teddar, Thomas 
Clarke, and Thomas Crockett, who is sometimes miscalled Crock- 
wood. Gibbons was then planning to withdraw from the ser- 
vice of Mason and to settle at "Sanders Point," near Portsmouth. 
He frees his mind a little in this letter to Mason. "You com- 
plain of vour returnes : you take the coorse to have little. A 
plantation must be furnished with cattle and good hire-hands, 
and necessaries for them, and not thinke the great lookes of men 
and many words will be a means to raise a plantation. Those 
that have been heare this three year, som of them have neither 
meat money nor cloathes a great disparagement. I shall not 
need to speak of this; \-ou shall hear of it bv others. For myself, 
my wife and child and 4 men, we have but .> a bb. of come; beefe 
and pork I have not had, but on peese this 3 months, nor beare 
this four months, for 1 have for two and twenty months had but 
two barrels of beare and two barrels and four booshel of malt ; 
our number commonly hath bin ten. 1 nor the servants have 
neither money nor clothes." Xo wonder that agents put on such 
short rations of beef, pork and beer should seek other employ- 
ment, and that servants without either monev or clothes should 


01.1) KITTERY 

help themselves to Capt. Mason's belongings soon after the news 
of his death reached them. 

In 1634 the prospect brightened. The Pied Cow, that had 
made one or two trips before, came again with more live stock 
for the plantation. It brought also to Ambrose (iibbons "one 
hogshead of malt to make you some beare." His lamentation had 
not been unavailing. Mason wrote to (iibbons that stockings, 


suits of clothes, sugar, raisins, wine, and other good things had 
been sent, and no satisfaction had been received therefor. He 
says. "I have disbursed a great deal of monev in ye plantation, 
and never received one penny." The agent had sent back to 
Kngland some furs and quantities of stone taken from about a 
mile below the ( ireat I louse at Strawberry Hank, suppose.! to 
contain iron. 

Tlie I'icd C'ou' arrived S July 1634. ( )n the i^th "she cast 
ankor Mime lialfe a mile from the falle : the iStli day the shippe 
unladen: the n;th fell downe the river: the 22(1 the carpenters 
began about the mill: the 5th of August the iron stone taken in 
the ship." So wrote (iibbons to Mason. The vessel brought a 



fine breed of cattle, imported from Denmark. The place where 
they landed, half a mile below the falls, is known as Cow Cove 
unto this day. The carpenters who came over to build the mills 
were James Wall. William Chadbourne and John Goddard. 
These were the first mills erected in Xew England, to be run by 
water, though there were windmills for grinding corn in Xew- 
town, now Cambridge, and in Plymouth a year or two earlier. 
Winthrop records that on the iSth of October, 1632, "Captain 
Cammock and one Mr. Godfrey, a merchant, came from I'iscata- 
quack in Captain Xeale his pinnace and brought 16 hogs heads of 
corn to the mill." 1 Tin's was a long way to carry a grist. Wall, 
Chadbourne and ( ioddard came under a contract to work for 
Mason for five years.- after which they were to have fifty acres of 
land on lease for the term of three lives, paying an annual rent 
of three bushels of corn. Mason's idea was to have a great 
estate < r manor after tin- style of Knglish lor. Is, and to rent land 
to tenants. This is the reason, probably, why so few of those 
persons sert over by him settled in the vicinity of Xewichawan- 
nock. They could get independent ownership of lands else- 
where for a small price. It was some time after Mas m's death 
before squatters were bold enough to build houses for them- 
selves upon Mason's lands. Then those who could took deeds 
from Indian chiefs and as soon as possible had their claims con- 
tinue 1 by the town. 

A deposition of James Wall is of sufficient interest to warrant 
its being printed again. "The deposition of James Wall, taken 
the 21 of the 3 month 1652. This Deponent saveth that aboute the 
year 1634. lie with his partners William Chadbournc and Jo : m 
( ioddarde. came over to Xew Kngland upon the accompt o'f Cap- 
taine John Mason of London, and also f>r themselves, and \\vii 1 
landed at Xewicliawanuock upon certaine lands there which Mr. 
(ii-ieslem (llenrv |ocelvn | Captaine Mason's agente brought 

'\Yimhron'-; Journal, p. 44. 

April 14, 105.^. Joseph Masmi linuiirlii action, in Norfolk County 
Court, as^ain-t John (i;>ddard "for broach of covenant in not building a 
saw tirll and a conic mill and keeping the -vime in rcpaycr and workc the 
full tinio of five years next after hU arivcll and for n >t continewin,<i in ye 
\vorko of yc -d covonant a> doth more att large appcrrc. 'I'lio Jnrio tnidc 
for tho plaintiff one hiinder i>ound> 1 'amage and co>t of court, the execu- 
M>H re-pited for two for costs two pound- e'glit ^hillings. " 


them unto, with the ladinge of some goodes, and there they did 
builde npp at -the fall there (called by the Indian name Asbenbe- 
dick ) for the use of Captaine Mason and ourselves one sawe mill 
and one stampinge mill for corne wch we did keep the space of 
three or foure years next after; and further this deponent saith, 
he built one house upon the same lands, and soe did William 
Chaclbourne an other & gave it to his sonne in law Thomas 
Spencer who now lives in it : and this deponent also saith that we 
had peaceable and qniete possession of that land for the use of 
Captaine Mason afforesaid, and that the said agente did buy 
some planted ground of some of the Indians which they had 
planted upon the sai:le land, and that Captaine Mason's agente's 
servants did break up and clear certain lands there and planted 
corne upon it and all this is to his best remembrance. 

James Wall sworne whoe affirmed upon his oath that the 
pmises was true. Sworne before me. 1 

George Smyth." 

The following deposition locates precisely the mills built by 
Mason : 

"The deposition of Jeames Johnson, aged 50 years, or there- 
abouts : this deponent saith, that upon the steep fall beyond 
Thomas Spencer's house, there stood part of a Mill wch was 
said to be Capt. Mason's 16 years since, to the best of my 
remembrance & farther saith not. 

"Taken before me the last of May, 1652. 

Tho. Wiggin." 

Henry Jocelyn became Governor of Mason's plantations after 
the departure of Walter Xeal, and he declares that he had a grant 
of land on the east side of the Pascataqua, together with Thomas 
Wannerton and Capt. Thomas Cammock. He removed to Black 
Point soon after the death of Mason and became one of Deputy 
Governor Thomas Gorges' Councillors. 

It is said that Humphrey Chadbourne succeeded Gibbons as 
steward at Xewichawannock, but on what authority I know not. 
In 1638 Francis Norton of Charlestown. Massachusetts, was 
appointed by Mrs. Ann Mason as her agent for the management 
of all her property in America. After two years he departed 
from the Pascataqua and is said to have driven to Boston a 

'Massachusetts Archives. Vol. III., p. 444. 


hundred head of cattle. 1 The servants were left to shift for 
themselves, and Francis Small deposed, 8 Sept. 1685, that after 
Norton had left the place "the other servants shared the residue 
of the goods and stock among them, which was left in that and 
the other plantations, and possessed themselves of the houses and 
lands." Certain deponents testified that Norton's driving away 
of the cattle was about 1645, but it was probably earlier, for 
Humphrey Chadbourne took a deed of Sagamore Rowles in May, 
1643, and he would not be likely to do this before Mrs. Mason's 
agent ha.l relinquished the plantation. 


The Xanii's of Stewards and Servants sent by John Mason, 
F.sq., into tlrs Province of Xew Hampshire. 

'Feb. 13. i(5_>. JoM.-ph Masrn was plaintiff in an action, in Norfolk 
County Court. agamst Francis Xorton "nppon accompt. for ye number 
of three and twenty la-ail of cattell great and small, well ye sayd Xorton 
did receive from ye bands of Mr. Henry Jocelin our agent. * * 

a> also other goods a> milestones amounting to ye value of _}o pounds or 
40 pounds sterling. as also for selling ye cattell of ye lands whereby wewere 
displanted oft our stock to our great damage." The plaintiff withdrew 
his action. This looks as though Xorton immediately succeeded Henry 



Cncler this heading" the Xe\v England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register published in 1848 the following names. It is 
said to he a copy of an old document. The origin of the docu- 
ment is not stated. There is good reason to believe that 
the list is reliable. It has been published, many times, with 
some variations in the spelling. 

Walter Xeal. Steward. 
Ambrose Gibbins, Steward, 
Thomas Comock, 
William Raymond, 
Francis Williams, 
George Yaughan, 
Thomas Wonerton, Steward. 
Hinry Jocelvn. Steward, 
Francis Xorton. Steward, 
Sampson Lane. Steward. 

Thomas Chatherton. 
John Crowther, 
John Williams, 
Roger Knight, 
Henry Sherburn, 
John Goddard. 
Thomas Furnold, 
Thomas Withers, 
Thomas Canr.ey, 
fohn Svmonds, 

Reginald Furnald,- Chirurgeon, John Peverly, 

Ralph Gee, 
Henry Gee. 
William Cooper, 
William Chadborn. 
ffrancis Matthews, 
I lumphrev Chadborn, 
\\'illiam Chadborn Jr.. 
ffrancis Rand, 
James Johnson, 
Ant. Kllins. 
I lenry haldwin, 
Thomas Spencer. 
Thomas Furral, 
Tin anas I lerd, 
r.i^hf Ionics, 

7 \\V;// V 7 -i V) // 'oillCll. 

William Seavy, 
Henry Langstaff, 
William I Jerry, 
Jeremy Wolford. 
James Wall. 
\\"illiam l>ro< kin, 
Thomas Walford, 
Thomas Moor. 
Joseph Meal. 
Hugh James. 
Alexander Jones. 
John Ault. 
\\"illiam 1 'racket, 
fames Xewt. 

Letters and papers reveal other names that shoiil 1 be added 
to the list. They are Thomas I '.lake. Thomas Clarke. Thomas 
Crockett, William Denim. Stephen Kiddar or Teddar. and 
Charles Knill or Xeal. 

The eight Danes, according to the deposition of Francis 
Small, were >ent "to build mills, to saw timber, and tend them. 


and to make potashes." Their names are nowhere given, and 
whether they remained in Xew England or not is uncertain. 
A tradition, recorded among the papers of Hon. Mark Dennett, 
says three of them were "P.ensore, 1 Miller and Peterson." 

Mow much we would give to know the names of the 
twenty-two women! One was the wife of Ambrose Gibbons, 
another the wife of Roger Knight. Another wife is mentioned 
in a letter, whose is not declared. It seems that all the rest 
became wives very soon after their arrival, for Gibbons wrote 
to Mason. 6 Aug. 1634. "a good husband with his wife to tend 
the cattle, and to make butter an 1 cheese will be profitable; for 
maids they are soone gonne in this countrie." There were no 
long courtships. Delays were dangerous. The proposal was, 
doubtless, made at first sight. The women stepped from the 
deck of the Pied Lo\^ into a log cabin, after short ceremony 
before some Justice of the Peace, perhaps the ( iovernor. There 
was no minister to tie the knot in those earliest days. "Little 
!>eck" ( iibbons, as she is lovinglv called in letters, was the 
only child in the settlement. The women came not merely to 
keep house and play the lady. They helped to clear and 
plant the ground, and to build the cabin. 

About the men named in the list something more definite is 
known, and the reader may be interested if the scattered notices 
are brought together. 

CAIT. WALTER XEAL had been a soldier for some 
time before coming to Pascataqua in 1030. lie was Governor 
of all Xew England east of Massachusetts, though he had but 
few people to govern. He built the earliest fortification on 
( ireat Island, now Xewcastle. X. H. On his return to Eng- 
land in 1633 he was made Captain of the London Artillery 
Company, which office he retained till 1^37- There is some 
trace of him at Plymouth. England, in \(\^). Xothing is known 
of his origin, familv. or subsequent career. A \\alter Xeal, 
born H>3.v is mentioned often as living in Greenland, X. H.. 
from 1053 to i^oj. from whom there are many descendants. 

A MP, ROSE (ill'dU)XS first comes to view as Steward of 
Masi n at Xewichawannock. though it has been asserted that 
lie began ,i >ettlement at Cape Ann in i(>_>i. In 1(^4 land was 

! Yrh;i]t- IVnnn HT. 


granted to him at Sanders Point, between Little Harbor and 
Sagamore Creek. He soon moved to Oyster River, afterward 
Durham, X. H. He is mentioned as a Captain in 1642. He 
was one of the Selectmen of Dover in 1647 anc l 1648. He died 
ii July 1656. His wife's name was Rebecca. She died 14 
May 1655. Their only child. Rebecca, married, 13 Xov. 1637, 
Henry Sherburn. She died 3 June 1667. He was an honest, 
capable, and faithful steward, and knew better than his employer 
what the plantation needed. 

CAPT. THOMAS CAM MOCK was a nephew of the first 
Earl of \Yarwick. He was sent out "for discoveries' Xeal 
deeded him a lot in Eliot that became the Shapleigh homestead. 
In 1631 he had from the Council of Plymouth a grant of Black- 
Point, in Scarborough, where he made his home. He died in 
1643 \\'hile on a visit to Uarbadoes. About all his property he 
willed to his intimate friend, Henry Jocelyn, who married his 
widow Margaret. 

WILLIAM RAVMOXD is unknown. John Raymond 
Avas purser of the Pied Coze. This suggests a possible error in 
the first name. 

FRAXCIS WILLIAMS is called Governor of the Province 
of Mason m 1640. He made an agreement with Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges, in 1635. to plant a small colony on six thousand acres 
of land in any place he might choose. He selected lower 
Kitterv, which was sold to Francis Champernowne. Instead 
were deeded to Francis Williams and wife Hellen one thousand 
acres in the northern part of what is now Eliot. Hubbard says 
that he die 1 at the Harbadoes soon after 1640. He brought with 
him to the Pascataqua eleven persons. 

GEORGE VAUGHAX remained but a short time in the 
Province. He started for England in 1634 and arrived the 
following vear. Nothing more is known of him. 

of the house at Strawberry l>ank till about 1644. when according 
to the deposition of Francis Small he carried "quantities of 
goods and arms belonging unto Mason's Plantation and sold 
them unto the French that did inhabit Port Roval." He had a 


grant of land next to Cammock's. He was killed in an attack 
upon a house on the Penobscot in 1644. Winthrop says he had 
"been a soldier many years and lived very wickedly." He 
should not be confused with the partner o,f Gorges and Mason, 
who bore the same name. The Court Records of New Hamp- 
shire say that on the fifth of the fifth-month, 1643, Thomas 
Wannerton "for striking his wife with a stoole was admonished 
not to do soe any more." His widow, Ann, married Thomas 
Williams of Portsmouth and in 1670 brought action against 
Richard Cutt for refusing to let them have the third of a house 
and land which was her former husband's. The verdict was 
for the defendant. 

HEXRY JOCELYX was son of Sir Thomas Jocelyn, 
born about 1611. Soon after Mason's death he removed to 
Black Point, Scarborough, and was a Commissioner under 
Deputy Governor William Gorges, attending the first court 
held 25 March 1636. He may have served as agent for the 
company till 1638. In such a capacity he signed a lease in 1637. 
He declares he had a grant on the Pascataqua, together with 
Cammock and Wannerton. We read of "Watts' Fort alias Point 
Joslain" in the first book of Town Records, p. 66. He married 
the widow of Capt. Thomas Cammock and received in 
Cammock's will the estate at Black Point. It has been said 
and disputed that being driven away by Indians he went to 
Pemaquid, where he died in 1683. He was a man of high 
character and always held responsible positions in the govern- 
ment of the Province. 

FRAXCIS XORTOX was an inhabitant of Charle-stown, 
Mass., in 1637. He acted as Mrs. Mason's attorney and agent 
after 1638. He became a member of the church at Charlestown, 
10 April 1642. 11 is sympathies were with the government of 
Massachusetts, and he is charged with having connived with 
its encroachments for his own private ends. Mason's store- 
house at Xewichawannock was burned in 1645, and it may 
have been then that Norton drove away the hundred cattle to 
Boston and sold them for about twenty-five pounds apiece. 

SAMPSOX LAXF succeeded Wannerton as steward at 
Strawberry l.ank in 1644. He remained three years and 
returned to England. Xone of these ten Governors and 


.'Stewards left descendants in Xe\v England, except Gibbons 
through his daughter, Rebecca Sherburn. 

REGINALD or REXALD FERXALD was the surgeon or 
physician of Mason's Colony. lie lived at Strawberry Bank, 
and died in 1656 on Pierce's Island and was buried, it is said, at 
the Point of Graves in Portsmouth. His wife's name was 
Joanna. She died in 1660. One who has given much study to 
the genealogy of the Fernald family has told me that the 
descendants of Reginald Fernald number fifty thousand. 

RALPH and HEXRY GEE. A deposition of Henry Lang- 
staff, about 1699. states that Ralph Gee kept the cattle of Mason 
and was also employed in making staves, etc. He lived in the 
stone house at Little Harbor, probably after the departure of 
Mason's agents. He was given a plantation adjoining, and at 
his death in 1645 William Seavey, to whom Gee was much 
indebted, got possession of said plantation, and Joseph Mason, in 
1660, gave Seavey a quit claim deed of it. The name Gee is still 
found in Maine. 

WILLIAM COOPER. Hubbard says that one Cooper of 
Pascataqua was drowned in December, 1633 It was probably 
William. The Coopers of Berwick are descended from Alex- 
ander Cooper, who. according to tradition, was one of Mason's 
company and landed the first cow at Cow Cove. 

WILLIAM CHADIH )l"R\E was one of the millwrights and 
carpenters who came in 1634 to build the mills at Xewichawan- 
noch. Mis son Hi'M IMIKKY came before him. in 1631, and built 
the Great House at Strawberry P>ank. WILLIAM JR. lived in 
Portsmouth. He had wife Mary and daughter Mary, who mar- 
ried lohn Fost. Humphrey Chadbourne settled at Xewichawan- 
nock and \\ as one of the leading citizens in the town of kittery. 

FRAXCIS MATTHEWS received from Richard Vines. 
Henry locelyn, and Thomas AYannerton, i Oct. 1637. a lease 
of a hundred acres of land for a thousand years, "on the north 
we^t side of the great Island, commonly called Muskito Hall." 
He signed the Exeter Combination in 1640. He bought land at 
Ovster River of William Hilton. 7 July 1641. He lived at Dur- 


ham Point. He died in 1648 and his widow Thornasin after 
1684. They had three children, UKXJA.MIX, who had a grant in 
1654. and was taxed, 1661-8, in Dover. His son Francis mar- 
ried, 23 Feb. 1691-2, Ruth 1 Jennet. \\':\I.TKK, taxed in 1668. 
He had wife Mary and died in 1678, leaving children, Samuel, 
Susanna Young and Mary Senter. MARTHA, who married a Mr. 
Snell and second a Mr. Urowne. The descendants of Francis 
Matthews write their name Mathes. 

FRANCIS RANI), horn 1616, was a juryman at Portsmouth 
in 1656. He was killed by Indians 29 Sept: 1691. His wife 
was also killed hv Indians while her husban;! was gone to mill. 
His will, dated 31 Dec. 1689, names wife Christian, sons Thomas, 
John. Samuel and Nathaniel, and daughters, Sarah Herrick and 
Marv IJarnes. A son Francis, horn 1650, was living in 1669. 
His son John, horn 1645, married Remembrance, daughter of 
John Ault of ( )vster River. 

JAMFS JOHNSON, horn 1602, signed a petition from 
P>loody Point in 1643, was ferryman in 1648, and had a part in the 
distribution of land in Portsmouth in 1657. Widow Mary 
Johnson was living in Portsmouth in 1678. There are many 
Johnsons in Kittery and vicinity, and the name James occurs fre- 

ANTHONY FLLINS was constable in Portsmouth in 1655 
and was living there in 1678. He died soon after this, and the 
inventory of his estate mentions "3 Uibles and ten other books;" 
also "Anthony Fllins Island." The total estate was valued at 
375. The inventory of his widow Abigail is dated 8 Sept. 1681 
and mentions a house on (ireat Island which she "brought with 
her when she married said Anthony." There is no record of any 


THOMAS SPFNCFR was born in Fngland in 1596. and is 
said to have come over in 1630. He married Patience, daughter 
of William Chadbourne. He was a planter, lumberman and 
tavern-keeper at IJerwick. A large number of descendants per- 
petuate an honored name. He died 15 Dec. 1681. and his wife in 


THOMAS FURRAL, unknown. 

THOMAS HERD, unknown. There was a John Heard in 
Dover and another in Kitten- in very early days. 

THOMAS CHATHERTOX, unknown. Michael Chat- 
terton signed the grant of the Glebe in Portsmouth, in 1640. The 
Court ordered, 26 May 1646, "that good wife Chatterton shall go 
to her husband before ye 2Oth of ye next month ; if she will not 
goe. to make a warrant to send her by the Marshall." 

JOHX CROWTHER signed the grant of the Glebe in 
Portsmouth in 1640. In 1648 he deeded to Ambrose Lane land 
near his dwelling house. In 1656 "the houses and land and the 
Island which was formerly possessed by John Crowcler" were 
granted to John Jackson. 

JOHX WILLIAMS, unknown. There were plenty by the 
name of Williams, in the early days, both in Kittery and at 
Oyster River. 

ROGER KXIGHT, born 1596, bought land in Portsmouth 
of Thomas YYannerton 4 Jan. 1643; was of Portsmouth in 1667. 
Had wife Anne in 1652. A daughter, Mary, married John 
Brewster, according to Savage. 

HEXRY SHERI-5URX, born 1612, came in the ship James, 
arriving 12 June 1632, in eight weeks from London. He mar- 
ried, 13 Xov. 1637, Rebecca, daughter of Ambrose Gibbons. She 
died 3 June 1667 and he married second. Sarah, widow of \Yalter 
Abbot. His home was on Great Island and in Portsmouth. He 
was church warden in 1640 and died in 1680. His descendants 
are many. 

JOHX G()I)DARI) came as a millwright in 1634. He had 
a lot on Dover Xeck in 1648. YYas made freeman of Dover in 
1653. In 1669 he sold land at Oyster River to William Wil- 
liams. The inventory of his estate is dated 12 Xov. 1660. 
Widow, Welthea, married John Symonds. She was born in 1621 
and was living in 1703. John Goddard's children were JOHN, 
born 1621. probably unmarried, came to an "untimely death" 
about 1674; P.KNJAMIX, living in 1672; DAUGHTER, who mar- 


ried John Gilman ; D.UV.HTKR, who married Arthur Bennet ; 
D.-u-ciiTKR, who married James Thomas. A (laughter, MARTHA, 
perhaps one of these, married Elias Crichett. The Goddard name 
is spread widely through Maine and New Hampshire. 

THOMAS FERXALD, supposed to have been a brother of 
Dr. Reginald. Xothing is known of him. 

THOMAS WITHERS was born in 1606, as a deposition 
shows. He had from Sir Ferdinando Gorges four hundred acres 
in Kittery, directly opposite the city of Portsmouth, and eight 
hundred acres more at the head of Spruce Creek. He was a 
Commissioner in 1644, Deputy to General Court in 1656, and 
prominent in the affairs of the town. His wife's name was 
Jane. He died in March or April, 1685, and his widow mar- 
ried William Godsoe in 1691 and was living in 1/03. Three 
(laughters, SARAH, married John Shapleigh about 1673; MARY, 
married Thomas Rice about 1675; EUZAP.KTH, married ( i) Ben- 
jamin Kerry, 27 Xov. 1688, (2) Dodavah Curtis before 1702. 

THOMAS CAXXEY bought land of Capt. Wiggin in 
Dover in 1634. He was living in i6~i, and had second wife, 
Jane, in 1655. He lived on the Pascataqua shore of Xewington. 
Children \vere THOMAS, born before 1645, niarried Sarah, 
(laughter of Anthony Taylor of Hampton. She married (2) 
John Wingate. JOSKIMI. married Marv Clement. DATGHTKR, 
married Henry Hobbs. MARV, married Jeremy Tibbetts. 

JOIIX SYMOXDS came in 1634 and was in the employ of 
John Winter in 1636. He was appointed, before 1652, to lay out 
lands in Kittery. Was Selectman in 1659. Had a town grant in 
1661, near Boiling Rock, but had lived a little above that point 
from 1640. His second wife was Welthea, widow of John God- 
dard. A daughter, Rebecca, by first marriage, married William 
Hilton of Exeter. Symonds was a juryman in Dover in 1672. 

JOHX PEYERLV was a resident of Portsmouth in 1678. 
Thomas Peverlv was a land-owner in Portsmouth in 1657; and 
married Jane, daughter of Thomas Wolford. and had children, 
John. Thomas. Lazarus, Samuel. Jeremiah, Sarah and Martha 


34 i.n KITTERY 

\\'ILLIAM SEAYEY. aged about 75 years, deposed, 3 Sept. 
16/6, that he came as a fisherman to the Isles of Shoals "about 
a year before Capt. Xeale went from this country for England." 
He came, then, in 1632. He was constable at the Isles of Shoals 
in 1656 and a Selectman in Portsmouth in 1657. where he was 
living in 1682. He had a grant of 50 acres in what is now Rye, 
X. H., in 1652 and bought land there, in 1669, of Jane Drake, 
widow of William Berrv. This land is still owned by Seavev's 
descendants. His wife's name is thought to have been Mary. 
His children were Wn.u AM, b. 1649; JOHN*, b. 1650., m. 29 July 
1686, Hannah Philbrick, widow of Joseph \Yalker, and moved to 
Bradford, Mass.; EU/ABKTII, b. 1652, m. (Philip) Odiorne; and 
STKPHKX, m. Anne - . 

HEXRV LAXGSTAEE was living at lUoody Point in 1643, 
and was Selectman in Dover in 1651 and several times thereafter. 
Pike, in his Journal, says that he died 18 July 1705, nearly one 
hundred years old. I le had a son Henry, mentioned in 1698 
and 1713. A son John removed to Xew Jersey about 1667. A 
daughter, Sarah, married Anthony Xutter. Another daughter, 
Mary, married Eleazar Coleman. 

WILLIAM KERRY is said to have been the first settler at 
Sandy 1'each. in Rye. X. II. He signed the Glebe conveyance 
in 1640 and died about 1654. His widow. Jane, married 
Xathaniel Drake. Children were JOSKIMI. mariner of Ports- 
mouth, married Rachel bought half an acre of land of Withers 
in Kittery in 1683: JOHN: JAMKS, had grant in Kittery in 1673; 
\\II.I.IAM; Ei I/AIIKTII. married John Locke about 1652. 

TIIHMAS \\'( )LE< )RD was the first settler of Charlestown. 
Mass. He removed to Portsmouth and, it seems, was in the 
employ of Mason, lie lived first at Great Island and later at 
"Sagamore Creek." Jeremiah Wolford may have been his 
brother. Thomas was a church warden in 164(3. a juryman in 
1654. and died in 1666. His wife. Jane, was born in 1598 and 
was accused of being a witch by Robert Couch in 1670. His 
children were THOMAS, JKRKMIAII. Martha, born 1645, who m. 
Thomas Hinckson and (2) John Westhronk: JANK m. Thomas 
Peverlv. (2) - - (loss: HANNMI m. Mr. Jones; MARY, b. 


1635, in. \Yni. Hrookin and (2) Win. Walker; EI.IXAI-.KTII, ni. 
Henry Savage. Jeremiah, son of Thomas Wolfonl, made his 
\vi!l 16 April 1662, leaving- \vido\v. Alary, and children, JKKKM i.\n 
and THOMAS, and two daughters. Widow, Mary, married John 

JAMES \\'ALL, millwright and carpenter, signed the grant 
of the ( ilebe in Portsmouth in 1640 and the Exeter Combination 
the same year. He was living in Exeter in 1638 and in 1652. 
Moved to Hampton. X. 1L, where he died 3 Oct. 1659. The 
name of his first wife is unknown. He married (2) Widow 
Mary Tuck, daughter of Thomas Philbrick of Hampton. There 
were two daughters by each marriage, EUXAMKTII, m. Thomas 
Harvey; SARAH, m. Thomas Dow; MARY. b. 8 Jan. 1656, m. John 
Marston ; and HAXXAII. b. 17 March 1658, m. Henjamin Moul- 
ton. (Sec Dow's Historv of Hampton, Vol. II. p. 1024.) 

WILLIAM HROOKIX or HROOKIXG was a land-owner 
in Portsmouth in 1657. and resident there in 1678. Either he or 
a son William married Marv, daughter of Thomas Wolfonl. He 
died in 1694 and his wi:!o\v married William Walker and was 
living in 1720 at a great age. His daughters, RKIUXVA, m. 
Thomas Pomerov: MAUN" m. a Mr. Lucy: SARAH m. Jacob 
P>rown : and MARTHA m. John Lewis: RACIIKL, and another who 
m. John Rouse. ( X. E. Reg. Vol. IX. p. 220.) Henry Hrookin 
deposed in 1670 that he was aged about 27 years. ( Cf. Land- 
marks of Ancient Dover, p. 31.) 

TH( )MAS M( )( )R, unknown. 

JOSEPH HEAL is thought to have been the father of 
Arthur Heal of York and so the ancestor of a large family of 

Ill'fill JAMES, unknown. William James was in Kittery 
about 1050 and sold land to John Diamond. 

ALEXAXDER JOXES. born 1615, was the first owner of 
the land where now is the village of Kittery. lie sold to William 
lames. He had a part in the distribution of land at Portsmouth 


in 1657, was f the I 5 ' 68 of Shoals in 1661. Married Mary, dau. 
of Thomas \Yolford, probably. Children, Sarah, Samuel, John, 
born 1641, and Alexander, it is said. 

JOHX AULT, bom 1601, lived at Oyster River, 1645-1679. 
Had wife. Remembrance, who came over about 1638. Children, 
JOHN; REMEMBRANCE, m. John Rand; REBECCA, b. 1650, m. 
Thomas Edgerly of Dover. 

\\TLLIAM BRACKET, unknown. Perhaps an error for 
Anthony Bracket, a settler in Portsmouth before 1640. 

JAMES XE'WT or XUTE lived on Dover Xeck. Was alive 
in 1691. Signed the Dover Combination of 1640. In 1660 he 
was fined for entertaining Quakers four hours forty shillings per 
hour, ''according to law.'' Children, JAMES, b. 1643, na d wife, 
Mary, died about 1691 ; ABRAHAM, born 1644, living in 1724. 
There are manv descendants. 




The southern part of the boundary between Kittery and York 
is a shallow stream that winds through marshy lands and has 
several small branches. At high tide one narrow channel con- 
nects it with Kitten- harbor. The main channel is not deep and is 
difficult of entrance especially at low tide when the surf is roll- 
ing in. Perhaps for this reason it has been called from as early 
as 1645 "Hraveboat Harbor." Its salt marshes were granted in 
small lots to the early inhabitants of Kittery, for here fodder could 
be cut for their cattle. At the head of the harbor the earliest set- 
tlers were John Andrews, Christopher Mitchell and James Foye. 

West of I'raveboat Harbor and on the northeast side of the 
mouth of the Pascataqua is a large island, first known as Cham- 
pernowne's Island. It was granted by Sir Ferdinando Gorges to 
Arthur Champernowne 12 Dec. 1636. It comprised, as then was 
estimated, about five hundred acres and was named Dartington 
in the grant, from the name of an estate owned by Champernowne 
in England. At the same time another five hundred acres were 
granted to Champernowne, northeast of Braveboat Harbor, in 
York, to be called Godmorrocke. All this Francis, son of 
Arthur Champernowne, inherited. He belonged to an aristo- 
cratic familv of England, was "cousin" of Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges, and had served as Captain in the navy. For some years. 
1640-57, he lived on his estate in Greenland, X. II.. and probably 
transferred his residence to Kittery for purpose of easier trade. 
John Archdale. agent for Gorges, deeded. 20 Oct. 1665, three 
hundred acres to Champernowne on the mainland, "between the 
laud of Thomas Crockett & an house formerly the Sayd Capt 
Champeniownes." The town granted five hundred acres to 
Champernowne, 17 Julv 1666. "adiojneing to the house where 
Capt Eockewood now liveth. Xeare the lower end of the Town 
by the water side, that runneth towards liraue boate Harbour." 
The grant was "to begin next Major Shapleighs land. & not two 



much breath by the water side, to the Prejudice of the Inhabitants 
towards Hratie boate Harbour :" Champernowne had two 
houses. ( )ne was near the eastern end of his island and com- 
manded a fine view of the ocean and of the Isles of Shoals. On 
its exact site is now the attractive residence of Mr. John Thax- 
ter. Here seems to have been Champernowne's principal place 
of abode. 


Champernowne sold his island to Capt. Paul White in 1648, 
but the sale, though recorded, was somehow annulled, lie sold 
the western end of it to Xathaniel Fryer. 5 June 1672. Fryer 
gave eighty acres of this to his son-in-law, John Hincks, and sold 
the rest of it. 20 Aug. 1700, to Robert Fliot for one thousand 
]M ninds. This end of the island alone was then estimated to con- 
tain "a thousand acres, more or less." Fliot deeded this condi- 
tionally. 15 June 1705, to his son Robert, and m Feb. 1709, to his 
son-in-law. Timothy ( lerrish, and wife. Sarah. Robert Kliot, 
Jr.. may be supposed to have died meanwhile. Since the last date 
the western end of the island, which is separated from the east- 
ern part by a creek and marsh, has been known as (ierrish's 

Champernowne deeded the eastern end of the island to his 
wife. Mary, and to her daughter by a former marriage, Eliza- 



beth Cutt, who married Humphrey Eliot. After these moved 
to South Carolina, they sold to Richard Cutt, and this part of 
the estate of Francis Champernowne has since been known as 
Cult's Island. 

Champernowne sold his estate on the mainland, 16 Xov. 1658. 
to Walter Hare foot, including his "lower house." This was sit- 
uated near the mouth of Charnpernowne's, now known as 
Chauncy's Creek, at its junction with the outlet of Deering's 
(luzzle. It was later the residence of Charles Chauncy, Esq., and 


later still of Col. I'aul Lewis. 1 Theodore Keen's house stands 
verv near the site of Champernowne's. Here the view of the 
harbor is one of the Mnest. 

Walter Harefoot sold the house and thirty acres to Sylvester 
Harbin in 1661. Harbert sold it to Xathaniel Fryer. 29 A|)ril 
i(>()2. and he sol-! it. 2 Xov. 1663, to Richard Lockwood. Hub- 
bard records, under date of 2.4 Jan. 1671, that "Capt. Lockwood's 

'Set 1 article liy M< s^-, A. Safford. Ksq.. in Proceeding- nf Maine His- 
torical Socictv. \"ol. II. 


wife, going in a canoe with a drunken fellow from the great 
Island to kittery side, was carried away by the tide and never 
heard of more;" 1 but Richard Lockwood and wife, Deborah, 
signed the deed conveying their estate at Kittery to Simon Lynde 
22 Sept. 1671, and the same wife, Deborah, is mentioned before 
that year. Hubbard's date is probably inaccurate. Lockwood is 


mi more mentioned in the history of kittery. A daughter, 
Deborah, married [ohn I'hoeiiix, and another daughter, Ann, 
married Kphraim Lynn. At the time of the last sale Robert 
Ivlge was living <>n the northern boundary. lie was supported 
by the town in his old age. 

Francis Champernowne died in 1687 at the age of seventy- 
three, ill- married in old age the widow of Robert Cutt and left 

I luliliard'- History uf Xc-w Knglaml. p. 648. 


no children. In wealth and social station lie ranked higher than 
any others of the early settlers on the Pascataqua. Traces of his 
old wharf near his lower house may still, he seen, and here he had 
a warehouse and carried on extensive trade. His remains rest 
in a little plot of ground enclosed by a stone wall, a little east of 
where his house stood, on C'utt's Island. Only a heap of rough 
stones marks the grave. 

In a deed dated 14 Dec. 1648, Champernowne mentions the 
fact that he had already granted one hundred acres to "John 
Pearce of Xoodles Island." This was on the mainland, at the 
western end of Champernowne's estate, known afterwar.l as 
Pearce's Xeck. This John Pearce should not be confused with 
one who afterward lived in York, Maine, and had wife, Phoebe, 
in 1670, and whose daughters married Micum Mclntire and a 
certain John I 'ray of York. Some have fallen into this error. 
The widow of John I'earce of Kittery was named Eleanor. She 
made her will in 1675 an 1 named a son Joseph, who died at sea 
about 1676 and left all his estate to Margery Uray 1 of Kittery, the 
same who married Col. '\Yilliam Pepperrell and became the 
mother of the Haronet. Had it not been for the untimely death 
of Joseph I'earce, Margery I 'ray might have become his wife, 
and so there would have been no Sir William Pepperrell and per- 
haps no conqueror of Eouisburg. The other children of John and 
Eleanor Pearce were Marv. who seems to have married Joseph 
Fleete in 1670, and Sarah who married, first (Alexander?) 
Jones, second. Hughbert Mattone in June. 1673, and third, Henry, 
son of Thomas Seavey of Portsmouth. Mattone deposed that 
"Sary" married him when she knew that her first husband was 
alive and then sailed away with Jones to the Barbadoes. She 
declared in 1681 that Mattone had threatened her life and 
deserted her "above these seven years." Thev were divorced. 
I>y her thir.l marriage she had a son, Joseph Seavey. who with 
wife. Hannah, sold, 10 Mav 1710, a portion of John Pearce's 
homestead in Kitterv to I )otninicus Jordan. The eight acres 
included the house, garden and orchard "commonly known by ye 
name of John Pearces house and land," situated "on ye westerly 
Side of ye Steping Stones between sd Steping Stones & Mr. 
Roger Hearings house." Some of these Stepping Stones may 
still be seen, though some have been removed. The dee 1 was 

'York need,. III.. v>. 


renewed in 1712. The land sold was then bounded "upon ye 
Southard Side with ye Creek going into Braveboat harbr and 
upon ye Xorth Side of ye Cove going into mr Roger Dearings 
building Yard and upon ye Eastwd side bounded with ye Creek 
which goes between ye Xeek & ye Land formerly Called Lock- 
woods land & upon ye Xorthside with two Acres belonging to ye 
Xeck which is bounded by ye land which was formerly 
Accounted Majr Xicholas Shapleigh & now in ye possession of 
Mr Roger Dearing & lying near ye highway & by ye house of mr 
Robert Mitchell which Xeck & Two Acres of land formerly was 
in ye possession of John Pearce deed & after ye decease of John 
Pearce was in ye possession of Joseph Pearce his son." It may 
be added that Margery Bray was not allowed to peaceably inherit 
Joseph Pearce's estate and that .Sarah Jones-Mattown-Seavey, 
who was made executrix of her brother's estate, retained his prop- 
erty against a suit brought by \Yilliam Pepperrell, in 1685, for his 
wife's inheritance. 

Xext west of John Pearce George Palmer bought one 
hundred acres of \\ alter Barefoot. Palmer and wife, Elizabeth, 
sold this to Dr. Henry Greenland, 15 Oct. 1666. This Green- 
land, born in 1628, as a deposition shows, was at Xewbury, Mass., 
1662-4, an( ' was ordered to depart from the town. He lived at 
Kittery Point from 1666 to 1672, when he went to Piscataway, 
Xew Jersey, where a colony of Baptists had gone from the Pas- 
cataqua and carried the name with them in a modified form. 1 
Greenland seems to have been a political disturber. He was 
engaged in lawsuits with his neighbors and at last was tried at 
the house of |ohn Bray and fined. He was banished from the 
jurisdiction of Massachusetts in 1672. His will names a son, 
Henry, and sons-in-law, Daniel Brynson, Cornelius Longfield, and 
Francis Brynson. His wife, Mary, was living in 1684. It seems 
f r< itn the following depositions' that she was accused of being 
a -witch. They are of interest as illustrating the superstitious 
notions of the times and preceded by twenty years the famous 
witchcraft craze at Salem. 

"The' deposition of Deborah Lockwood, wife of ("apt. Richard 
Lock wood <!v Deborah wife of John Phenix. These deponents 

[(.rsi-y Hi story, pp. 401-4. 


testify that Mary Pearse did say when Alexander Jones did sail 
out of Piscattaqua River with Ellinor and Sarah Pearse and John 
Pearse about November or December last a violent storm did 
arise and Mary Greenland ye wife of Henry Greenland did then 
appear or ye devill in her likeness, that she was known by hir 
voice, namely, Mary Greenland & further saith ye sd Mary Pearse 
did say that hir father did se ye sd Mary Greenland start out of a 
bush wch made hir fathers haire stand on end for feare. 

Taken ypon othe before f frauds Raynes ye i8th of ffeberary, 

"Deposition of Ann Lin (Lvnn) being sumoned saith that 
this deponent being at her mother Lock woods house 
Mary Pears was there and this said Mary Pears was talk- 
ing about some witches that should be about Alixander Jones 
boat when they were going to the southward and Mary Pears did 
say after this discourse that her father goeing out to seeke his 
cowes that Mrs. Greenland did start out of a bush and did fright 
her father, or the devill in her likeness, and further saith not. 

Taken opon oath before Mr. f frauds Raynes 3 March 69/70." 

Greenland sold his place at Kittery Point to William P>road, 
fisherman of the Isles of Shoals, 15 Oct. 1669. It was then 
bounded by land of Nicholas Shapleigh on the northwest and In- 
land of Abraham Corbett on the southeast. I > road and wife Abi- 
gail sold it to Digory Jeffreys, 9 June 1670, and by him it was sold 
to Roger Deering. 8 Sept. 1694. Digory Jeffreys was living on 
land adjacent in 1662 and then bought four acres of Nicholas 
Shapleigh, which Jeffreys and wife, Mary, sold. 5 June 1669, to 
John Moore. Senr., fisherman of Star Island. The lot included 
"two Necks or Islands." Jeffreys married for second wife, 
before 1683, Ann, widow of Thomas Crockett. 

West of Jeffreys, or later Roger Deering's land, which his 
son-in-law. Robert Mitchell, occupied, is a large tract of land 
called the Point as early as 1651 and probably so called from the 
very beginning of its settlement. It was originally owned by 
.Alexander Shapleigh. having been granted to him by Gorges, 
and was inherited by his son. Nicholas Shapleigh. The latter 
sold twelve acres "between the land of Thomas Langley and 
Digory lefferie" to John 1'ray. shipwright. 29 Sept. 1662. l.ray 
added to his lot. 20 Nov. 1666. by the purchase of twelve acres 



^ - ; fff JOHN MOPE 

V ''iji ICE\\C PALMER 1660 



more from Job Alcock, who must have acquired it from Thomas 
Langley. It adjoined Bray's lot on the west, "twenty-seven Land 
yeards by the water side." ( )n it stood Langley 's house, which 
was to be removed in the following April.' l>ray gave one acre 
of it to his son-in-law, William Pepperrell, 17 Xov. 1682. It 
was the southwest corner, next to Langley's, running from the 
wharf and building vard to the road. 


The house built by John llrav, probably in 1662. is still standing 
and is the oldest house in Kittery. It is yet a comfortable dwell- 
ing-house, and its interior finish tells that it was once considered 
a home of luxury. The house was ancientlv larger than at pres- 
ent, and here in 1672 and 1673 John I'.rav kept a public house of 
entertainment and was directed by the Court to put up a sign. 
Some have spoken of this as the birth-place of the mother of Sir 
William I'epperrell. but as she was born in 1660. it is more likely 
that she was born in IMvmouth, England. There is no record of 
John lirav at Kitterv before 1662. lie was one of the pioneers in 
ship-building and laid a foundation for the future wealth of his 
son-in-law, William IVpperrell. An interesting old painting is 
shown in the I'rav house. Some sav it is a view of Kitterv Point, 

4 6 


in England ; some think it is a picture of Louisburg. Here court 
was sometimes held in the old days before county buildings were 

The house of Col. William Pepperrell will be described in 
another chapter. The Pepperrells kept buying land on all sides 
of them till they owned the greater part of the Point and much 
land elsewhere. The elder Pepperrell had a tannery west of his 
house and near the water, which gave the name to Tan House 


Reach. The Park House is at present near the spot and takes its 
name from the small park in which the baronet kept some deer 
and moose. 

Thomas Langley, who has been mentione.l. is called a mer- 
chant "of ye Hand of barbadoes" in 1660. \Ye find him settled in 
Kitterv in 1662. next neighbor to I 'ray on the west, lie took the 
oath of allegiance in 1680 and was living here in ifxjo. Mis wile. 
Hannah, witnessed a deed in 1075. Hannah Langley. probably a 
daughter, married John I'.rawn, Jr., in 1084, and in i6()S John 
l.rawn and wife. Anna, soil a house and a small piece of land that 
belonged to the Langlev estate to William Pepperrell. Langley 


must have owned a part of the land now occupied by Fort 
McClary, called Fort William as early as 1690. Fifty acres of the 
western part of this government reservation were granted to John 
Bray by the town. The grant bordered on land of Francis 
Hooke. The Fort was anciently a garrison house or Block House 
of wood. It has been rebuilt, doubtless, in imitation of the ancient 
structure. Huge blocks of granite lying about show that the 
government once planned an extensive fortress here, but the old 
methods of defense are now obsolete, and the fort is of little worth 
except as an ancient landmark. The soil about it is worthless and 
seems never to have been cultivated nor dwelt upon in the 
earliest days. 

Francis Hooke bought of Xicholas Shapleigh, 4 Aug. 1674, 
three acres of land whereon was "a house or tenement formerly 
built possessed & enjoyed by Roger Russell." The strip of land 
ran from the river to "Back Cove" so called, a branch of 
Crockett's Cove, and was bounded by Shapleigh's land on east 
and west. A little later Hooke added seven acres more to his lot. 
A plan of his house and lot appears on the town records. He 
was a son of Humphrey Hooke, an alderman of the city of Bris- 
tol, England. He married. 20 Sept. 1662, Mary, widow of John 
Palgrave and daughter of Samuel and Amias ( Cole-Thompson ) 
Maverick of Xoddle's Island, now Fast Boston. He lived at 
W'fiter 1 larbor, in Saco. before moving to Kittery Point. He 
was Justice of the Peace, County Treasurer, member of the 
Council and Judge of Probate and of the Court of Common 
Pleas. I le was popular with all parties. It is written of him that 
"no other of that age in the province was so public-spirited and 
highly useful, none better beloved." He died 10 Jan. 1695, 
leaving no children. His widow lived here for some years, and 
in 1715 the property passed into the possession of William Pep- 
per rell. 

Passing Francis Ilooke's we arrive at "Warehouse Point," 
where the first settlement in the present town of Kittery was 
made. A Court record, dated 15 Oct. 1650. is as follows: "For- 
asmuch as the house at the river's mouth where Mr Shapleigh's 
father first built and Mr. William Hilton now dwelleth, in regard 
it was the first house there built and Mr. Shapleigh intendeth to 
build and enlarge it, and for further considerations it is thought 
fit it should from time to time be for a house of entertainment or 

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ordinary, with this proviso, that the tenant be such an one as the 
inhabitants shall approve of." 

William Hilton, brother of Edward Hilton, who settled at 
Dover Xeck in 1623, was licensed to keep an ordinary here 27 
June 1648. He had already been living here for some time, as 
the following deposition shows. Feb. 22, 1687-8, Frances, wife 
of Richard White, aged 70 years or thereabouts, deposed "that 
about forty-sixe years past (1642) shee lived in a house at Kit- 
tery poynt that stood then between the house that was Air. Mor- 
gans & the house that Mr. Greenland afterward lived in, which 
house above sayd the deponent's husband, William Hilton, did 
hyer of Major Nicholas Shapleigh." ^ 


At about the middle of Warehouse Point there is an opening 
in the rocky coast line and a pebbly beach, from which there is 
an easy ascent between cliffs of rock. It is a fine natural site for 
a ferry landing, and here, too, in later times ships were built. The 
place is now called "Phyllis' Xotch." so named from a colored 
woman who once lived near by. As one stands at the opening 
of this notch, facing the water, on the left may be seen the site 
of tlie first house built in Kittery. ( )ld residents say that the 
trace> of a cellar were once more apparent than now. Here was 
a warehouse and the "ordinary" above mentioned. It was built 


by Alexander Shapleigh in 1635. Doubtless, fishermen's huts 
preceded this, but there is no record of such. 

Hilton was succeeded as tavern-keeper by Hugh (iunnison, 
who had married for his second wife Sarah, daughter of William 
Tilly and widow of Henry Lynn, (iunnison leased from Shap- 
leigh. 5 June 1651, for twenty-one years, five hundred acres of 
land "at the Point where Mr. William Hilton now clwelleth" and 
"upwards towards Capt. Francis Champernowne's land." Sarah 
Lynn before her marriage to Hugh ("iunnison in 1647 na( ' been 
tenant for three or four years to Mr. Shapleigh "in an old house 
at the river's mouth at puscataquah." Here, in 1644, was made 
the deed by which Richard \ ines conveyed six hundred acres at 
the head of Spruce Creek to Thomas Withers. 1 (iunnison seems 
not to have met the conditions of the lease and did not remain 
long in Shapleigh's house. He bought of Robert Mendum, 15 
July 1654. two houses situated upon the Point: also Mendum's 
land on the west side of the mouth of Spruce Creek where Men- 
dum and John White did plant and all the land that was given to 
said Mendum by the townsmen. This sale is recorded in the 
Court Records. Mendum had bought of Thomas Crockett, 21 
Sept. 1747. a house and four acres, which Crockett had bought 
of William Wormwood and belonged originally to the estate of 
John I lilling. This was. probably, the lot sold by Mendum to 
(iunnison. William Wormwood appears in 1683 as a settler on 
York River. 

In a deed dated 24 Dec. 1662, Shapleigh describes a sale as 
follows: "A warehouse which is now in my possession & is Scit- 
tuate on a point of Land on ye Eastwd Side of Piscattaqua river 
mouth Comonly called and known by ye Xame of ye warehouse 
point Together with a Tract of Land near Adjacent & thereto 
Adjoining Containing Twenty pole or rod or there about in 
length upon a Southwest & by west line riming from ye way that 
lyes by ye South end of Robert Wadleys fence to a certain point 
of rock- that lyes bv ye river Side butting with ye warehouse So 
down to Low water mark & Seven pole in breadth or-thereabo 
runinge upon a west & by north line from ye sd South Corner of 
Robert Wadlevs fence down to Low water mark upon a Straight. 

Alaim' Ili-t. G>11. IV., 1 08. 109. 


line into ye Cove within ye sd Warehouse point & is bounded by 
a ridge of rocks Lying- by ye Side of ye sd Robert Wadleys 

This Robert Wadleigh was the son of John Wadleigh of 
Wells, Me., and later of Exeter, X. H. The following is found 
in the Court Records under date of 5 July 1661, "Whereas there is 
a demand for a house of entertainment at the place called the 
Poynt, where sometimes Hugh Gunnison did reside, and whereas 
there is a constant necessity for transportation across the Piscat- 
aqua River at that place, the Court orders that Robert Wadleigh 
keep an ordinary there and take charge of the ferry over to Capt. 
Pendleton's side." His license was renewed the following year, 
after which he disappeared from Kittery history. He was at 
Oyster River in 1666 and later at Exeter, X. H. He became a 
prominent man in Xew Hampshire, where he was Deputy, Com- 
missioner and Judge. 

Robert Mendum was licensed to keep an ordinary at the Point 
as early as 1644 and was in the business in 1650. There seems to 
have been a lack of cordiality between his family and that of Hugh 
Gunnison, who was a rival in the tavern business, for the Court 
Records of 1650 declare that Goody Mendum was fined five 
pounds for saying, "The devil take Mr. Gullison and his wife." 
Hugh Gunnison continued to keep an ordinary and run a brew- 
house here at Warehouse Point and also near the church till his 
death in 1660. His widow married Capt. John Mitchell and later 
Surgeon Francis Morgan, who seems to have succeeded Henry 
Greenland as physician at the Point. Sarah Morgan was licensed 
to keep an ordinary at the Point in March, 1663-4, and Francis 
Morgan had a license 4 Julv 1671. 

In 1654 William Reves testified that sixteen or seventeen 
years before, or about 1637, he heard a dispute between "John 
Treworthie and Phillip Swadn (Swaddow) Conserning the plase 
that |ohn Trexvorthis bowse then stvd on which is at piscadeway 
river, at the harbres movthe near the bowse whar hvgh Gollisen 
last built. I heard Phillip Swaden say, whos land then it was, 
to |ohn Treworthie. I give you bvt leave to build yovr bowse and 
to have fre egrasse and regras from the water side to yovr bowse 
and to the sapit (saw-pit) and not else." 1 Match this with the 

I list. Coll. IV.. p. 106-7. 


following-, dated 5 May 1636, when the agent of Sir Eerdinando 
Gorges sold unto Edward Johnson "for the proper use of John 
Treworgy of Darthmouth Merchant" "500 Accors of Land bor- 
dering upon the Xorth East Side of Pascataquacke River for ye 
extent of well 500 Accors upon the River Side he is to have with 
and from the South East Coane (corner) of Phillip Swaddens 
now Wigwam unto the Cricke which turns up to hraue Boat 
Harbour." There was to be paid an annual rent of "100 of Mer- 
chandable Codde dride" and one-half the profits of a '"ferre" that 
might be established. 1 This shows that Phillip Swaddow was 
living here as early as 1636 and that he had his wigwam pre- 
cisely at the place where Alexander Shapleigh built the first 
house, for the land granted to Treworgy was the same as that 
granted to Shapleigh and took its bounds from the same point of 
departure. This was at "Warehouse Point." This is further 
confirmed by the following found in the first volume of Suffolk 
Deeds, folio 128. John Treworthie deposed, 25 Oct. 1650, "that 
the cellar wch is at Pascataway now standing neere the house wch 
William Hilton now lives in, did not any way belong to the land 
wch was bought by me for my Grandfather, Mr. Alexander 

Eel). 2. 1646, John Treworgy sold to Robert Mendum a "par- 
cel of land which his cellar was built upon and from his cellar 
unto his new house which now he hath built." The land between 
this point and Spruce Creek did not belong to Shapleigh but had 
been granted to other parties. Who were they:' 

The York Deeds have the following curious record, dated 10 
Ian. 1639; John Billing and John Lander, who had been fisher- 
men in partnership, agree to divide their property. Billing was 
to have "the house which hath the Chimney in it being the West- 
erne End of the House & the Lofte over it And John Lander is to 
have the Chamber being the Easterne End of the House & the 
Lofte over it And John Billine is to have half the Land that is 
cleaved & alreadie fenced & his part is to be bounded to the South 
And John Lander is to have the other 1 lalfe bounded to the Xorth 
& John Lander is to have one Halfe of the Shallop & all Things 
thereunto belonging And the said John Lander is to have the 
Starbnrd Side & John Billine to have the Larbord Side & the 

'York Deeds, I., u. 


other Halfe thereunto belonging. And the said John Lander is to 
have free Egresse & Regresse to come to the Fire for his Uses 
so often as Occasion shall need And John Billine is to have One 
Halfe of the Land that is uncleared that doth belong unto the 
House & it is to lie bounded to the South And John Lander is 
to have the other bounded to the Xorth And John Billine hath 
the old So\ve & two young Sutts And John Lander is to have the 
Little So\ve & two young Sutts." William Wormwood and John 
Reynolds witnessed the contract. Thus they were to live and fish 
together in love and harmony. Perhaps Billing got married 
about this time for he died not long after and left only one child 

To show that they were not squatters we have a record found 
in the proceedings of York Court. It is dated 23 Feb. 1639. John 
Billing and John Lander, both of Piscataquack, fishermen, sold to 
Joseph Milles (Miles) eight acres of land situated upon Spruce 
Creek, conditioned that he should pay the grantees six pence an 
acre for each and every acre he should clear and plant upon, 
which rent was to be paid annually upon the feast day of Michael 
the Arch Angel. The record declares that they had the land 
from Sir Ferdinando Gorges. Miles sold his interest in this 
land to Thomas Crockett, planter, 16 Xov. 1647, anc ^ Crockett 
sold it to Rice Thomas Dec., 1647. 

In 1645 Billing and Landers had, also, grants from Gorges of 
six acres of marsh at Brave Boat Harbor. That the above men- 
tioned eight acres were not the full extent of their real estate on 
Kittery Point is shown by a further Court record. Both Billing 
and Lander were deceased in 1646. They probably went off 
a-fishing and never came back. Billing's widow had married 
Rice Thomas before 6 March 1647, an( l sne testified then that her 
late husband gave William Wormwood two acres and that John 
Lander gave Wormwood two acres. These four acres passed 
through several hands to Hugh Gunnison, as we have seen 

In 1656 John Billing. Jr., and his mother, Mrs. Rice Thomas, 
sold to Thomas Crockett a house and land, "at the place Comonly 
called the Poynt. near the Harbours Mouth, a part of ye necke of 
Land on which Major Shapleighs stoore house stands on/Which 
hou>e & Land I had possession of a Inheritance, after ye decease 


of my father, John liillinc Senjor, the former husband of my 
Mother the abovesd Elizabeth Tomass." 

John Billing and John Lander were in the employ of John 
Winter in 1636 at Richmond Island. They both signed the 
"Grant of the Glebe" in Portsmouth in 1640, but it is evident that 
their habitation was at Kittery Point. Lander left no descendants 
so far as 1 have been able to learn, although in 1693 adminis- 
tration was granted to Elizabeth Lander on the estate of her 
husband, James Lander, late of Kittery. 1 The descendants of 
Billings are numerous. 

Thomas Crockett has been mentioned several times. Lie was 
in the employ of Ambrose Gibbons in 1633-4. - A number of wit- 
nesses testified that Gorges granted him a neck of land within 
Spruce Creek about 1641. He lived at \Yarehouse Point and 
had land extending to the north shore of Kittery Point. The 
grant made to him by Gorges was "the Xecke of Land that lyeth 
on the further side of the cricke that runs behind Mr. Gunnisons 
house." It "lyeth over against the field of Tho Crockett, within 
Spruce Creek." He lived at Kittery Point most of the time till 
later than 1658, though he was for a short time near the head of 
Bravcboat Harbour and kept a ferry there. Lie had a grant of 
land in York in 1651 and signed the submission to Massachusetts 
in York in 1652. In 1667 he had built a house upon Crockett's 
Xeck and was living there. - This Xeck was divided among his 
son--- and sons-in-law. His widow, Ann, married Rice Thomas. 
The descendants of Crockett are many. 

Poor Rice Thomas, born in 1614, was working in a brew- 
house at Kittery Point as early as 1646. He shifted about from 
one house to another, was awhile at Braveboat Harbor, returned 
to the Point and died there in great poverty. In 1684 complaint 
was made to the Court that he was "very sick, weak, overrun with 
vermin and under dec]) suffering." The Selectmen were ordered 
to take speedv and effective means for his relief. '1 here is no 
record of anv descendants. 

Abraham Corbett was a man of some prominence at the Point 
for a few years following 1667. He was a distiller. He came 
from Portsmouth and moved from Kittery to Sheepscot, Maine. 
He bought a house and a few acres of land near Warehouse 


Point of Thomas Crockett and of his son, Ephraim, on which the 
old brew house stood, and bounded by land of Francis Morgan. 
He bought the part of the Champernowne estate lying on the 
mainland, over four hundred acres, and, 10 Sept. 1769, gave a 
trust deed of it to Henry Greenland and Walter Barefoot for the 
benefit of his wife, Alice, and children, John, Elizabeth and Alice. 
In 1672 the most of this was sold by Corbett to Nicholas Shap- 
leigh. The deeds show that Walter Knight and Rice Thomas 
were living about this time a little east of Champernowne's or 
Lock wood's house. 

The first physician, or "chiurgeon," that history mentions at 
the Point was Henry Greenland, 1666. Xext appeared Francis 
Morgan, fourth husband of her whose maiden name was Sarah 
Tilly. He is mentioned as late as 1673. At this time Kittery 
Point was a busy place. The land-owners, as we have seen, were 
not many, but there were evidently a number of small houses 
rented to. fishermen and shipwrights. John P>ray had established 
his ship-yard. His son-in-law, William Pepperrell. succeeded 
him in the business and launched many a vessel of sturdy oak and 
pine. Roger Deering carried on the same business. The brew 
house was one of the first buildings erected, it being a felt neces- 
sitv for the new population. This was managed successively by 
Hilton. Gunnison, and Corbett. A ferry connected the Point with 
Great Island and Strawberrv Hank, and the ferry boat sometimes 
ran up the Pascataqua to Sturgeon Creek and Dover Point. Kit- 
terv Point was on the highway of travel. A pathway called a 
road had been laid out to York as early as 164^. All eastern 
travel was along that road. Therefore the old Shapleigh House 
was a well patronized "ordinary," where home-made beer and 
West India rum were dispensed under restrictions of Court, which 
then as now did not always restrict. There must have been many 
fishermen living here, for Pepperrell is said to have had some- 
. times a lleet of a hundred vessels on the Hanks of Newfoundland. 
There were a number of saw-mills on the small streams that How 
into Spruce Creek, which gave employment to many. The 
hunters and trappers brought in furs and sometimes scalps for 
^ale. The Indians came here for trade and now and then clear 
onto the Point for less civil purposes. The main highway grad- 
uallv was improved and streets were laid out leading down to the 
wharfs. Flegant houses were built, like those of Champernowne, 



P.ray. Pepperrell. and doubtless Francis Hooke. the magistrate. 
A new meeting-house took the place of the old one in 1671, and 
Jeremiah iluhhard and others here officiated. For a century or 
nvre Kittery Point was, perhaps, the most, active and prosperous 
place of business in the County of York, which was co-extensive 
with the 1'rovince of Maine. 


Passing' Warehouse Point we come to the church, of which 
something is said in another chapter, and opposite it the ceme- 
UTV. The ancient mad ran pretty nearlv straight on to the ferry 
at Spruce Creek. Jnst^east of the cemetery and separated f n mi it 
bv a street are the traces of an older private burial place. Pieces 
i if broken headstones lie near the wall, and only one slate head- 
-tonc remains standing in the yard of Mr. Cutts. It is that of 
Mrs. Mar\ (Rollins) (innnison. wife of Flihu (iunnismi _'d. 
\Vhy was she buried here? It is probable that this is the burial 
place of Hugh * iunnison an ! his descendants f: r at least t\vo gen- 
erations. and -that I I ugh (iunnison lived near by. It is known 
that Francis Morgan, who married (iunnison's widow, lived here 


in 1667, and mention is made of the brew-house on the point 
northwest of this place at the same date. Again the northwest 
part of Kittery Point is called "Brew-House Point" in 1/12, 
when it was bought by William Pepperrell of Elisha Hutchinson. 
It is fortunate that a plan of Kittery Point has been pre- 
served, which locates its inhabitants at a later date. In 1849 ^ r - 
Pelatiah Fernald made a plan accompanied by a written descrip- 
tion of the dwellers at the Point and onward to the York line in 


1775 and i8_|S. I ; n;m his plan the following facts have been 
taken for the most part. Xorth of the road after crossing the 
bridge at Spruce Creek lived in 1775 Kdmund Stevens, a tailor, 
"the great-grandfather of Polly Chambers." as Mr. I-Yrnald tells. 
lie married Lvdia Holhrook S March 1764. Kast of him and 
where Charles Duncan afterward lived stood the house of Joseph 
Vincent. It was taken down and carried to Salem, Mass. I p 
ihe roa ! further and on the north side lived Mr. Snellings, a 



baker. On the rig-lit hand or south side of the road and near 
the Creek was Tobias Walker, and a few rods south of him was 
Josiah Berry, a caulker, doubtless son of George Berry who mar- 
ried Deliverance Haley and bought two acres here, on which his 
house was then standing, 21 May 1712. His daughter, Deborah, 
married William Walker about 1723, and hence the proximity of 
the Walker family in 1/75. William Walker bought of John 
Hix (or Hicks) 23 May 1739, land at Kittery Point where Hix 


formerly lived. A few rods south of I Jerry was Klihu Weeks, a 
carpenter. South of Weeks, where the heirs of Robert F. (ier- 
rish now live, was Samuel Smallcorn, and east of him was Capt. 
William Pillow. The last two houses are still standing, and that 
of the ( lerrish heirs is a storehouse of old furniture and heir- 
looms of manv families and generations, a visit to which will well 
repay the lover of the antique. Passing up the lane to the corner 
one would see in 1775. near the (iunnison burial place, the resi- 
dence of Joshua White, a cooper, and near by a store belonging 
to Capt. [oseph Cutts. which was burned. White bought of 
John Hix, 26 May 1735. White's house disappeared long ago. 
Xorth of White's stood and still stands the mansion erected for 


the widow of Sir William Pepperrell. now owned and occupied 
by J. Chester Cutts. 

The present church and parsonage were built about 1729 and 
will be spoken of in the chapter on Ecclesiastical History. 
Beyond the church, on the south side of the street lived a Mr. 
Buckley, where William Tobey lived in 1848. Nearly opposite 
a lane runs north to the mansion, built in 1742, of Col. Nathaniel 
Sparhawk, son-in-law of Sir William Pepperrell. It is still 
standing and well preserved. In 1848 it was occupied by Roger 
Deering, and has lately been purchased by Hon. Horace Mitchell. 

We will let Mr. Fernald tell the story for Warehouse Point 
in his own words. "Where Mr. Daniel Hillings' house stands 
Mr. James Mickey occupied a small house belonging to Sir 
William. He was a rock blower. Next was Silas Darby. His 
house and land were mortgaged to Sir William, now owned by 
Asa Frisbee. South of Capt. Frisbee's was E. Greenough. 
Where Capt. J. Lawry lives was Capt. Robert ( )ram. Next 
was Capt. Robert Follet, the father of Mercy Follet now living. 
Next was Capt. Joshua Moore. Next on Holbrook Point was 
William I lolbrook. Next was Cicero, a colored man. Next 
was Col. Sparhawk's red store and \\harf, destroyed. Coming 
round into the cove was William Whitmore, a goldsmith. A 
few rods north was Mr. Allen's." 





It must be pretty nearly the site of E. Greenough's house 
that is now occupied by "The Champernowne." This favorite 
summer resort was built in 1890 and enlarged in 1897 by Hon. 
Horace Mitchell, the present proprietor and manager. The 
accompanying engraving leaves nothing more to be said about 
the exterior and its surroundings. Within will be found rest, 
comfort, health and pleasant associations. All the old land- 
marks of Kittery Point are within a short walk of this hotel. 

Mr. Fernald's description of the Pepperrell Mansion will be 
found in another chapter. In 1/75 Capt. John Underwood was 
living in the I'ray house, and next east of him was Dr. Nathaniel 
Todd. Then came in order on the same side of the street Capt. 
William Moore, widow Margaret (Deering) Cleare, Roger 
Deering, Jr., \Yilliam Deering and Roger Mitchell. Opposite 
Capt. \Yilliam Deering was John Deering. The house was 
built for his grandmother, Joan (I'ray) Deering about the year 
1700. It is still in good condition. East of this lived Richard 
Mitchell and widow Mary Hall. 

Mr. Fernald's plan takes 
us on further. Where the 
Spruce Creek road comes in 
at right angles with the road 
to York and on the north 
side of the latter stood, in 
1775, a large tavern kept by 
James Caswell. l>eyond him 
and on the same side of the 
road lived Furber Allen and 
next was Joseph Fitzgerald. 
This brings us to Roger 
Dec-ring, who lived a little back from the road and on a hill, 
where the original Deering house stood. On the south side of 
the road and about opposite to Deering lived Thomas Frizzell. 
ttcyond Roger Deering on the north side of the road was Joseph 
I Jeering and next was Richard Seaward. A little beyond is Ten- 
ney's hill, where the I'.aptist meeting-house stood in 1807. 





Sailing up Spruce Creek one would soon pass a cove on the 
east side, called in the early times Crockett's Cove or Creek 
according- as it was viewed at high or at low tide. North of this 
was Crockett's Xeck. When Thomas Crockett died this neck was 
divided among his sons and sons-in-law. Henry Barter, who 
married Crockett's granddaughter, had a portion of the Xeck 
and added thereto in 1697, by buying twenty-seven acres or more 
of Thomas Hooper of York. Hooper's wife, who was Elizabeth 
Small, a servant of Francis Champernowne, received this in the 
will of Champernowne. 

Xorth of the neck is an inlet called in the old records some- 
times Crockett's Hack Cove and sometimes Tucker's Cove. 
Xorth of it Xicholas Tucker bought forty acres of Champer- 
nowne, 17 May 1686, "running from ye Stage point East.'"' On 
Tucker's Creek was a saw-mill owned by Elihn Gunnison, 
Joseph "Wilson, Henry .Barter and Andrew Haley. It is 
mentioned in a deed in 1708 and had then been long used. 
Tucker's house stood not far from the mill. 

Adjoining Tucker's land on the north-east were the fifty 
acres of John Frink which he bought, 13 Oct. 1699, of Richard 
Bryer, whose wife had received it as an inheritance from 
Champernowne. In 1702 Frink sold twenty acres bordering on 
Tucker's land to \Yilliam Bryer. George Frink, probably 
brother to John, bought thirty-five acres of Elihu Gunnison, 
9 May 1702. This was a little further north and bordered on 
land which Gunnison had sold to John Ingersoll. 

Xorth-west of John Frink's land lay the grant of three 
hundred acres made to Hugh Gunnison 16 Dec. 1652. It cor- 
responded pretty nearly to the land between what are now 
called the Xorton and the Bartlett roads, extending down to 
Spruce Creek. Hugh never lived here, but his son Elihu settled 
here about 1675 and built a mill on Goose Creek. This is now a 


very small stream and is known as \Yilsoivs Creek. It runs into 
what was called in 1652 and for many years thereafter Goose 
Cove. Here Gunnison's land began. 

GOOSE COVE, 1696. 

(Traced from the Town Records.) 

It seems that Klihu Gunnison built vessels here, for he 
mentions in a deed in 1712 his "building yard." Sixty acres of 
the original ^rant were sold to Richard Kndle ]/ Dec. 1701. 
His father. Richard, had lived here before him and died before 
16(^5. In the deed special mention is made of "thirty foot 
s(|uare of land where ye sd Kndles father and Mother were 
buried for a burviii place for ye sd Kndle and his family for 
ever ye same not to be plowed." Kndle's farm was said to be 


at Hriant's or l.ryan's Point, so called for reasons unknown. 
Richard Endle, Sen., was a fisherman at the Isles of Shoals in 
1661. He bought this land on Spruce Creek, 14 Oct. 1665, 
of Francis Morgan, who had married -the widow of Hugh 
Gunnison. Morgan had some claim to the land through this 
marriage, but it seems to have been an uncertain one, and so 
Richard Endle, Jr., took another deed of Elilui Gunnison. The 
name Endle has long been extinct in Kittery, but the descendants 
of Richard Endle are many in the Wilson and allied families. 
The farm of Endle eventually came into the possession of 
Gowen, son of Joseph Wilson. 

In 1697 Elihu Gunnison sold to his brother-in-law, John Inger- 
soll, a portion of his land "near unto the Saw-Mill at goose Creek," 
"bounded by Kittery road on the Xorth-west and on the 
northerly side by the lands of the sd Ingersoll ;" also a piece of 
land by the water side. This Ingersoll was a son of George 
Ingersoll of Falmouth and had a grant of land in Kittery in 1671. 

X'ext north of Richard Endle at "P>riant's Point" we come 
to the homestead of Gowen \Yilson. He signed the submission 
to Massachusetts in 1652 and received, 19 Jan. 1658, a grant of 
twenty-four acres on the east side of Spruce Creek and on the 
south-east side of Robert Mendum's lot. Twenty-one acres 
more were granted to him, 12 June 1673, lying between his own 
land and that of Richar.l Endle and Goose Cove on the south- 
east. These two grants made a farm fortv-five rods wide by 
one hundred and sixty rods long. His house, which was a 
garrison, stood near the junction of the Norton road with the 
road that runs up the east side of Spruce Creek. 

Wilson gave, 2 June 1684, eleven acres of his lot,- on the 
northerly side, as a marriage dowrv to Andrew Haley, who had 
married his only daughter, Deborah. Haley had before this 
been a fisherman at the Isles of Shoals. 

Xext north is a tract of land which includes the "Ashen 
Swam])." It was granted by the town to Robert Mendum, 
16 Dec. 1652, and extended to the head of l.raveboat Harbor. 
( )ne quarter part of this, or about eighty acres, was sold by 
Xalhaniel. grandson of Robert Mendam, 14 April 1713. to 
Samuel Skillin formerly of Exeter, X'. 11. The lot was "bounded 
on ye Xorthwest by Joseph Weeks his land & on ye Southeast 
bv Andrew 1 lalevs Land." Skillin had married Rhoda, sister 


of Andrew Haley, Jr. About the same time Skillin purchased 
of other heirs of Robert Mendnm the rest of the original grant, 
except twenty-five acres sold to Joseph Weeks, 2 March 1672, 
and a lot to be occupied by John Fennick as long as he lived. 

The lot of Joseph [\Veeks was "on the East side of spruce 
C'reek beginning at Tnrky point, and from thence along by 
the water side to a great pine, and from thence Northeast unto 
an Ashen Swamp." 

Adjoining Joseph Weeks on the north seems to have been the 
lot of Nicholas \Yeeks, sold to him by Jonathan Mendum 21 
May 1 68 1, for "two oxen &one Cow." It was on the East side 
of Spruce Creek, "beginning in at Martyns Cove at a stony 
brooke runneing up into the woods so fare as the sd Mendums 
Land runneth East & by North, & more over to runn from the 
sd Martins Cove by the water side unto John Phoenix his 
bounds." 1 

\Ve have now arrived at the head of Spruce Creek, whither 
Mendum's grant extended. On the east is "Pine Point" and 
just south of it is Martin's Cove. On the west side of the 
Creek is "Eagle Point," and the point to the north lying 
between the eastern and western branches of Spruce Creek is 
"( )ak Point." In 1643 (lorges sold to Thomas Withers four 
hundred acres on the Pascataqua, which will be described later. 
About the same time he allowed Withers to choose four acres 
of meadow anywhere on Spruce Creek. March 20, 1644, 
Richard Vines as agent for Corges sold to Withers for ten 
pounds "Six hundred ackers lieing and being at ye head of 
Spruce Crick at the marsh where the said Tho. Withers have 
formerly been possest of by Mr. Tho. (iorges and made use of, 
bounded with two other Creekes one on the Easter side and ye 
other (in the West side." The four acres used by Withers 
were probablv "Eagle Point Marsh." The town confirmed this 
sale to Withers, 24 May 1652, and added a grant of two hundred 
acres more, "one hundred Acers at Eagle point, on the west side 
of the Cricke. & the Cricke of Water It selfe, & one hundred 
acres at Marlines Cove, on the East side of the sayd Cricke, & 
soe to goe up along on both sides the sayd Cricke, untill eight 
hundred acers of Eand bee accomplished." 2 Alexander Jones, 

: Ynrk Ik-i-ds, III.. 112. 
"York Deeds II., 7. 


C^ Scak cm < nek tc a m< i 

i/f^ /, / lEli'nuGui 

2. Qcnaltiati Do , 

LOWER KITTERY, 1635-1700. 


who was present when the deed was made, testified in 1666 that 
Withers' land on the east side began "at a Xecke of Land called 
Pine Poynt," and on the west side "at ye Western Cricke that 
goeth in West at Eagle Poynt Marsh." 

Withers sold, 4 April 1664, to John ffennicke twelve acres 
"Joyneing to a necke of Land Called pine poynt." It measured 
twenty-four rods on the water side and extended up into the 
woods eighty rods. There was a neck of land on the north side 
called the "burned neck." Fennick sold this lot to Peter Lewis 
13 March 1670. A lot bordering this on the north, measuring 
forty-five rods on the water side by eighty rods into the woods 
was sold by Withers to John ffenicke, 10 April 1675, and the lat- 
ter sold this also to Peter Lewis, 12 April 1675. Lewis bought 
of Withers a strip "behind his lot," twenty by sixty-nine rods, 25 
Nov. 1685. Fennick, or Phoenix, had a town grant of twenty 
acres, 18 Aug. 1679, which was laid out to him in parcels at sev- 
eral times. This land seems to have been southeast of the land 
sold to Peter Lewis at about the head of Martin's Cove and on 
the southeast side of the Cove. It bordered on land of Nicholas 
Weeks, on the parsonage land which included Pine Point, and on 
land of Enoch Hutchins, Sen. Phoenix bought, also, twelve 
acres of Jonathan Mendum in 1672. This probably adjoined his 
town grant on the south. 

Enoch Hutchins bought of Thomas Withers, 7 July 1675. a 
tract of land "the one end facing upon Spruce Cricke, being 
twenty foure pooles in breadth. & runneng up by a brooke on the 
South side of It, one hundred & sixty pooles." It thus con- 
tained twenty-four acres. Its location is more definitely stated 
in Hutchins' will, wherein he speaks of his Garrison house and 
"about thirty acres more or less fronting the maine Creeck 
Bounded in breadth by Rowland Williams and Martins Cove." 
This was in 1693. Enoch Ilutchins was killed by Indians in his 
own door. 9 May 1698, and his wife, who was Mary Stevenson of 
Dover, was carried into captivity. This seems to locate Hutchins' 
lot between Peter Lewis on the north and Nicholas Weeks and 
John Phoenix on the south, at Martin's Cove, just south of Pine 
Point. 1 

Thomas Withers had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Ben- 
jamin Berry and after his decease Dodavah Curtis. Withers 

'Cf. York Deeds. IV.. 5. 


iMced from original in Superior Court Reconls in Ilostnn. 


willed to this daughter "all that Land on the Eastward side over 
aganest John Shapleighs, between John Hoole & Lewis." Jane, 
widow of Thomas Withers, confirmed this by a deed, dated 14 
March 1690. It specifies the "land from Edmund Hamans 
Reaching home to Peter Lewiss, aboth sides the Easting Creek." 
Here Hamans is named on the northern boundary because Hoole 
had sold to him between the date of the will and that of the deed. 

A plot of this region was made by John Godsoe when John 
Shapleigh sold, 26 Xov. 1762, to Richard Keating "land whereon 
I lately lived,'' containing sixty acres, "bounded Southerly and 
southwesterly by the mill pond and creek called Spruce Creek, 
northeasterly by land of Joseph Wilson, northerly and northeast- 
erly by the road, westerly and northwesterly by the land of Ben 
Hammons." and "my three-quarters of the mill thereto adjoining 
and the Dam, etc.. and one half acre on the west side of the 
Creek." James Johnson and wife, Lydia, sold, 17 March 1763, 
to Richard Keating ten acres, "bounded Southwesterly by Spruce 
Creek and on other parts by Richard Keatings land," "it being the 
land where my father Samuel Johnson of Kittery dec'd formerly 
lived, near the grist mill that stands on said creek where the old 
saw mill stood." The plot shows Benjamin Hammons' house 
and barn with the road between them ; also the house of Keatings, 
formerly of Dodavah Curtis ; also the old house of John Shap- 
leigh on Dak Point in 1679. A portion of the land marked in the 
plot as belonging to Joseph Wilson seems to have belonged orig- 
inally to Henry Bodge. In 1701 it is described as "eight acres 
lying on the Xorth side of Spruce Creek, butting on the Creek 
at the westerly end and on the other sides by David Hutchings, 
Rowland Williams & ye Parsonage land and is the land whereon 
Bodge lived in his life time." 

Withers and Benjamin Berry, sons of Elizabeth (Withers) 
Berry, just mentioned, deeded the southern part of the above 
mentioned tract to Andrew Haley, II June 1718. It contained 
twenty-five acres, bounded "on ye South Side by ye Lands of 
Peter Lewe* and on ye East End with ye Lands of ye sd Andrew 
] lalev and ye Xorth Side with ye Eastern branch of Spruce Creek 
as far a> ye Channel of ye Branch of sd Creek goes and on ye west 
End with ye sd Spruce Creek down to Low water mark." 1 

The northern part of the tract willed to Elizabeth Berry was 

'York Dee<K IX.. 134. 


deeded by her and her second husband, Dodavah Curtis, to her 
son, Withers Berry, 8 March 1722. It was described as "on the 
eastern side of the river called Spruce Creek over against Oak 
Point," containing fifty acres, bounded "Eastwardly by the 
Country road and Southwardly by the Eastern Creek and West- 
wardly by the river of sd Spruce Creek and Northwardly by 
Benja Hanions his Land." Withers Berry gave this back to his 
mother in his will and she willed it to her cousin Nicholas Shap- 
leigh in 1/43, together with the saw-mill on Spruce Creek. 

That saw-mill was erected by Withers earlier than 1681, and 
in 1683 ten acres of land on the east side of the river were sold 
to James Johnson, "beginning eight rodd above ye saw Mill and 
running thirty rods on the Creek." Johnson bought, also, one 
quarter of the saw-mill and corn-mill near by. This James John- 
son was a mill-wright from Hampton, X. H., and lived in Kit- 
tery only a short time, though his son Samuel settled there. 

Xext north of Dodavah Curtis was a tract of seventy-five 
acres sold by Thomas Withers to John Hoole, July, 16/1. Hoole 
sold the southern half to Edmund Hammons, 26 July 1681, who 
had already bought two acres adjoining of Withers, in 1679. 
Here he and his son, Benjamin, lived many years. This family 
should be distinguished from the Hammond family that lived on 
the Pascataqua River. Xo connection between the two families 
has been traced. 

Hoole sold the rest of the lot purchased of Withers, together 
with a town grant, to Joseph Curtis, brother of Dodavah already 
mentioned, 12 Xov. 1684. The lot contained one hundred and 
thirty-five acres. John Hoole had a house here in 1682. His 
wife's name was Elizabeth. He is later called a merchant of 
Barbadoes. The name has not been handed down in Kittery. 

Joseph Curtis had already bought of Withers, 12 June 1682, 
eighty acres situated north of Hoole on Spruce Creek and 
bounded on the south by a "little Cricke where formerly Mr 
Hooles sparrs layd." Curtis had a (iarrison house, and he well 
needed it, for he was pretty close to the frontier settlements. 
East of him Henry Bodge owned a small place called "Pudding 
Hole." He sold this to Curtis in 1682. Curtis was "bounded on 
ye upper side by Capt. Win. ffernald." 

The accompanying illustration shows more clearly than words 
can the situation at the head of Spruce Creek in the olden time. 
The basis of it is a plot drawn by John (iodsoe, surveyor, and 


spread upon the town records by Tobias Leighton. It is, proba- 
bly, the only picture in existence of the Middle Parish Church. 
The houses appear in the orginal plot without any names attached, 
but it is evident from old deeds that the owners were as here indi- 
cated. The road to Pescatt is that to the Pascataqua River at 
Woodman's Ferry, where the old Rice Tavern now stands. 

We will now go down Spruce Creek and glance at the settlers 
on the west side. Just across Curtis' Bridge and north of the road 
lived Samuel Johnson after he moved up from the east side near 

Shapleigh's Mill. He died here in the year the plot was made. 
He bought this piece of land of Nicholas Shapleigh in 1719. 
West of Johnson lived James Pickernell. South of Johnson lived 
Dr. Pierce a little later, and south of him was Shapleigh's "Oak 
Point Farm." This lay between the main branch of Spruce Creek 
and the "Western Creek," so called. North of the Western Creek 
was "( )x Point," sold to Richard Manson of Portsmouth in 1680, 
and by him conveyed to his son John. South of Manson lived 
Paul Williams in 1689. 


South of the Western Creek was Eagle Point, where Thomas 
Withers owned another farm. Indeed, his land stretched clear 
through from the river at Woodman's Ferry to Spruce Creek at 
this point. Twelve acres of the northerly' part of Eagle Point 
were sold by Withers to John Mall in 1667, and the town added a 
grant of ten acres more, adjoining on the west, in 1671. Ball con- 
veyed the whole to his son-in-law, Francis Pettegrow, in 1717, 
for maintenance of himself and wife, Joan, during life. He was 
then bounded on the west by John Shepherd and on the south by 
William Godsoe. The first William Godsoe married the widow 


of Thomas Withers and so got possession of Eagle Point and lived 
there. There are faint traces of his cellar about twenty-five 
rods from the extreme point of land and midway between two 
apple-trees still standing. The private burial-place of the Ball 
family is marked by seven or eight distinctly rounded graves near 
the hilltop west of where Hall's house stood. The Shepherd 
graveyard is further southwest, and the numerous rough granite 
headstones indicate that it was the burial place of several families 


in this vicinity. Shepherd's house stood down in the field, per- 
haps a quarter of a mile west of the graveyard. 

At the head of the Western Creek Nathaniel Keen bought one 
hundred acres of John Shapleigh in 1691. This farm is now 
owned by Rufus Harrison Remick, and his house stands on the 
site of the old Keen residence. 

In 1725 John Shepherd mortgaged a piece of land bounded 
on the northern side "by the Western Branch of Spruce Creek and 
the Land Caled Kerremuck." It seems to have been a local desig- 
nation of a small lot of land. The following deposition 1 explains 
the name and furnishes other information. 

"The deposition of Robert Eliot, Esq., of full age Testifieth 
and Saith that some time in the - - in the year 1689 he made 
an agreement with John Shepard, Senr., of Spruce Creek, about 
the ten acres of land which Corromack Ogada bought of Ephraim 
Crocket of sd Spruce Creek Deceased, which agreement was this. 
That sd Deponent was either to goe up myself or Send to run ye 
line between sd Shepard and sd Corromacks land afore Specified, 
which when done was to be a final end of all difference between 
sd Shepard and sd Corromack for sd ten acres of land. Accord- 
ingly I ye Deponent sent my Son Xathaniel Eliot up with 
Nicholas Heskins, Enoch Hutchins and Mr. William Godsoe, run 
ye line and laid out sd land of sd Corromacks as doth more fully 
appear by the draught of sd land given under sd Godsoes hand as 
Surveyr. And this was to be a finall end relating to sd land for 
ever and further ye sd Shepard did engage to stand to ye abovesd 
agreement, his heirs and asssigns. 

S worn to by Robert Eliot at Portsmouth 
14 March 1705-6 before 

Samuel Penhallow." 

This land was granted to Ephraim Crocket in 1672, sold by 
him to Charles Ogrado. yeoman, of Portsmouth, by him to Robert 
Eliot in 1689. and by him to Xathaniel Keen, 3 July 1687, or t\vo 
years before Ogrado signed the transfer to Eliot. Why Charles 
Ogrado is called Corromack in the deposition does not apear. It 
may have been a nickname, and the land was called "Kerremuck" 
for a long time. 

In company with Moses A. SafTonl, Esq.. I had a delightful 
stroll over the whole region west of Spruce Creek from Eagle 
Point to Ram Island, anciently called Grantum Island. We were 

'Kittery Town Records. Vol. I. p. 108. Cf. York Deeds. V. 106 and 

VII.. 44. " 



able to locate eighteen of the old residents by the distinct traces 
of their cellars. The first dweller south of William (jodsoe was 
John Waters, a fisherman. The deed was given by Thomas 
Withers, 13 May 1674, but it declares that the land was sold "to 
John Waters before his decease, in the yeare fiuety one." The lot 
contained eight acres, "sixteen rods in breadth by the water side," 
and so running back into the woods eighty rods on a west south- 
west line, and bounded "on the Xorth side with a little Cove & 


Spring; on the south side, next adioyneing to Alexander Joanes 
his land." Mary, daughter of John Waters, married Henry lien- 
son, sometimes written "Hencent," and they sold these eight acres 
to Thomas Jenkins, blacksmith, 12 July 1672.' It is quite impossi- 
ble to mistake the location of the house near the water side. It 
was a beautiful and convenient location for a fisherman. Benson 
bought thirty acres of Dodavah Curtis in 1702, and so lived in the 
eastern part of the town. 

Alexander Jones, who lived next south of llenson. died before 

'York Deed, III. io_>. IX. -.*. \I. .15. 


1722. The place passed to his son Daniel and from him to 
Daniel's son, Alexander. Old residents still remember the place 
as the "Jones field." A house, the last on this side of the Creek, 
was moved from this place within the memory of some now liv- 
ing-. Alexander Jones was living here as early as 1674. He was 
probably son of the Alexander Jones who came over with Capt. 
John Mason's Company, and doubtless received this land as a 
grant from the town. 

The selectmen, with consent of Thomas Withers, granted, 2 
June 1669, to John Ameredeth and John ffenix twenty-four acres 
near Eagle Point, thirty-five rods by the water side, adjoining 
Robert Cult's headline, "along ye sd headline to ye water side upon 
a northwest and southeast line." In 1706 John Phoenix and 
William Sentle request that this piece of land be divided, "at a 
place called Broad Cove near Eagle Point." Sentle had married a 
daughter of John Alcock. Phoenix sold his share to his son-in- 
law, Hezekiah Elwell, in 1710. It was "at the head of Broad 
Cove," bounded "on the west by the road that goes to York and 
on ye southern side by land of Walter Denniford & on ye north- 
ern side by land of Mr. (iodsoe. Sentle sold his share to Denni- 
ford in 1/09. Denniford bought eight acres adjoining on the 
south, of Xicholas Shapleigh and others, heirs of Thomas 
Withers, 11 June 1731. This last lot was seventeen and a half 
poles in breadth on Broad Cove and stretched one hundred and 
eight poles to the highway that goes to York, where the lot was 
only eight poles in breadth. It was bounded on the south by land 
of William Fernald and of Thomas Cutt. 

We come now to the original estate of Robert Cutt, that 
si retched from Crooked Lane to P>road Cove. His son, Richard 
Cutt, gave to his brother-in-law, Richard Bryer. 16 Dec. 1693, 
"all that creek of water lyeing betweene the land of him the said 
Richard l!ryar and John Muggridge generally known by the 

name of long Creeke goeing in at the mouth of broad Cove," 

"as all priviledges runs of water small Creekes or riuelets or any 
waters that pass therein out of any brooke or swampe into the 
aforesaid Creeke as also liberty to Dam over the said Creek in any 
part thereof for the erecting of a Come mill or sawmill or fuling- 
mill." 1 The remains of the dam here built are very noticeable. 

'York iK-i-ds V. 100. 


It was made of large stones, blasted and transported hither with 
much labor and expense. The dam was wide enough for a car- 
riage road upon it. About the middle of it was the site of the 
mill. The millstone of red granite, still seen, was probably 
brought from across the Atlantic. There is no stone like it in 
Kittery. On both sides of Long Creek cellars indicate that large 
houses once stood, and on the hill to the west probably Richard 
Bryer lived. A road ran from the mill westward to the York 
road. Another road ran southward toward Whipple Cove. 

A beautiful meadow stretches southwest from Long Creek and 
the mill dam, and beyond the meadow rises a rocky hill, which 
commands a view of all Spruce Creek and adjacent lands. On 
the southern slope of thi? hill there are traces of half a dozen or 
more cellars, a brickyard and a blacksmith's shop. The hill 
slopes roughly to the west in a point projecting into Spruce Creek, 
called anciently Long Point, when William Seely's land was 
described as beginning "at Kirkes [Carle's] his land & so up by 
the water side of Spruse Creek, to ye Middle of a poynt of Land 
Called long poynt to a high pine tree on yt poynt." The point 
was afterwards known as Morgrage's Point. The cellar of John 
Morgrage is distinctly traceable. Once there was a lawn thirty or 
forty feet broad south of it, but the waters of the Creek have 
washed the land away clear up into the cellar, and so there has 
been erosion all around the little curving bay southward to what 
was once "Carle's Point." On this bay was once a shipyard, and 
half buried spars could be seen here within the memory of some. 
Here must have been, nearly two hundred years ago, quite a vil- 
lage of artisans. Xobody remains to tell the tale. The land on 
this bay was granted, 10 May 1667, to William Seely, first husband 
to Elizabeth, (laughter of Hugh Ciunnison. It was bounded "by ye 
creek on ye east side and on ye southwest end with a cove comonly 
called Karles cove and on ye south Mast with Karles land." and on 
the other side "by Mr. Robert Cutts fence." The grant contained 
twenty-five acres. Seely's widow married Thomas Cowell. and 
she sold tills grant, 4 Jan 1678. to Abel Porter. He sold it. 22 
March if>7<)-8o, to Michael Kndle. and it was then called "Engle's 
Point." Kndle deeded it. 15 Dec. i6<;i. to John Morgrage for 
maintenance during life, and it remained for many years in the 
Morgrage family. 1 Seven acres of the southwest part of it were 

'York Dei-cN III. 30. 78. 103. 


sold to William Bryar, 18 Nov. 1710, and he sold the same to Dia- 
mond Sargent, 15 Jan. 1717-18. Morgrage bought of Richard 
Cutt, 28 June 1695, "a tract of land whereon the sd Morgridg doth 
now dwell," bounded with Spruce Creek, Broad Cove and the 
Mill Creek. This looks as though Morgrage then lived just east 
of the mill dam, where a cellar may be seen. Cutt calls Mor- 
grage "my well beloved friend." 1 

South of the little bay above mentioned is now a rocky little 
island, called Xegro Island from the fact that a negro servant of 
Mr. Cutts lost his life there. Its connection with the mainland 
has been, evidently, washed away, so that at high tide a reedy 
marsh appears. This was first owned by Richard Carle and was 
called Carle's Point. The cove south of it and west of Ram 
Island was Carle's Cove. The point was sold by Carle to John 
Shepherd in 1666, by him to William Seely the following year, 
and by Elizabeth Seely to Rev. William Scriven, 15 Nov. 1673. 
Traces of Carle's house may yet be seen, I am told by the present 
owner of this land. Carle had wife, Amy, and a daughter Amy, 
who married Samuel Knight. Carle had a grant of fifteen acres 
on Spinney's Cove, and he and Knight lived there. 

After Rev. William Scriven went to South Carolina his son 
sold this land and twenty acres more on the west of it to Robert 

We have now arrived at "Gunnison's Neck, south of Carle's 
Cove," and passing Grantum or Ram Island we sail out of Spruce 
Creek into the Pascataqua River at the entrance of Crooked Lane. 
This introduces us to a new chapter in the history of the old set- 

'York Deeds IV. 112. 




The neck of land lying- between Spruce Creek and Crooked 
Lane was called Gunnison's Xeck. It was originally owned by 
Robert Mendum, and here he and John White did plant. Men- 
dum sold it to Hugh Gunnison, 15 July 1654. Gunnison leased 
this to his two sons-in-law, William Seely and William Rogers, 
15 March 1658-9. It was described as a "Certain Xecke of Land 
liing & being on the north west side of Spruce Crecke at the enter- 
ing of the mouth of Crooked Layne, as alsoe a little island situate 
and being in Spruce Cricke Commonly Called Grantums Yland." 
The lease was for twenty-one years, but after the death of Hugh 
Gunnison his widow, in 1660, gave a deed of the place to Seely 
and Rogers. In the conveyance an exception was made of two 
acres granted to Francis Trickey. After the death of Mrs. 
Rogers and Mrs. Seely, it seems to have come into the possession 
of their brother, Elihu Gunnison. Indeed William Rogers deeded 
his half to Elihu Gunnison 6 May 1675. The whole neck was con- 
firmed unto Gunnison at a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the 
town, 10 May 1703. In a deed he says that the land had been 
possessed and improved by his father, Hugh Gunnison. The 
neck contained about sixty acres. Elihu Gunnison, Jr., received it 
from his father and lived near to the ferry landing, perhaps 
twenty rods below the present bridge. 

Elihu Gunnison was appointed to keep a ferry over Spruce 
Creek in 1699, the earliest ferry 1 have found any record of at 
this point. A deed dated 3 Aug. 1699, also mentions "the present 
high way or road that goes to ye point or to ye sd Elihu Gunni- 
sons house or ferry." 

The point of land jutting in a southerly direction, at the 
mouth of Spruce Creek and of Crooked Lane, was sold, 29 May 
1709. by Elihu Gunnison, Jr., to his brother-in-law, Josiah Skillin. 
It included an acre and a half and was bounded on the northwest 
bv land of Samuel I'rav. "on the north bv a countrv road,"- 


"and on all other parts with ye river Vulgarly Called Crooked 
lane, running out with a long point into ye sd river." Skillin 
sold it, 4 June 1710, to Jonathan Dam with "Saw pitt & Sellers, 
with ye ground ways for Shipbuilding." Here, then, was another 
ship-yard. The point is now occupied by summer cottages, the 
most prominent of which, in the picture, is known as the Brad- 
bury cottage. 

Xext to Jonathan Dam lived Samuel Pray, who bought, 23 
Aug. 1699, an acre and a half, twelve rods in breadth by Crooked 


Lane, and northwest of him were the "lands of Mr. Hubert," 
probably William Hubbard. who lived here but a short time. 
Joseph < iunnison purchased a small house-lot west of Pray in 
1721, and John Fnllet, who had married Sarah Gunnison. was then 
living west of (iunnison and probably had been living there since 
his marriage in Boston, in 1700. A deed says that Follet was a 

\Ye must now have arrived near the two acres mentioned above 
as belonging to Francis Trickey, fisherman. He was, probably, a 
brother of Thomas Trickey of Dover, and was himself a tax- 
payer in Dover in 1639 and a resident of Portsmouth in 1652. 


He died about 1682, and his son John in 1686. Sarah Trickey, 
widow of Francis, was living here in 1691. It was their daughter, 
Martha, who married Klihu Gunnison. Another daughter, Sarah, 
married Samuel Winkley, and he was living here in 1705. Three 
generations of Winkleys here worked at their trade of boat-build- 
ing. A grant of twenty acres, made to Francis Trickey in 1656 
and reaching from Crooked Lane to Spruce Creek, was laid out to 
Samuel AYinkley in 1702. 

Xext to Francis Trickey there was a tract of twenty acres, 
twenty rods on the water side by one hundred and sixty rods into 
the woods, granted to John White. 19 June 1654. White sold this 
to George Lydden, seaman, 9 May 1670. It lay "between the 
land of John Merridah ( Ameredeth ) and Francis Trickey." 
Lydden sold the easterly half of his land to Edward Clarke in 
1672. Clarke died between 1672 and 1677, and the land was soon 
in the possession of Edward Lydden, probably son of George. 
The westerly half of the original grant was sold by the heirs of 
George Lydden, 20 July 1698, to Roger Kelly, who was still the 
owner in 1710. Kelly had been a fisherman at the Isles of Shoals. 
Edward Lydden's part was sold to Samuel Skillin in 1705, and he 
sold it in 1710 to his brother, Josiah Skillin, who had taken for 
his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Lydden. 

The next lot of twenty acres on the west was granted, 19 June 
1654, to Thomas Duston.- It was 28 by 120 rods and reached 
from Crooked Lane to Spruce Creek. In a deposition, made 28 
April 1661, Thomas Duston gave his age as about 55 years. He 
signed the Dover Combination in 1640 and was before Court in 
New Hampshire for debt, 5 May 1643. He is mentioned in Kit- 
tery in 1650 and was constable there in 1652. He had rented his 
place on Crooked Lane to Richard Downe in 1659-60 and was then 
living in Portsmouth. Elizabeth Duston, his widow, gave a deed of 
the place to John Cutt. i<; March 1662. There seems to have been 
some litigation about it years later, and the heirs of Duston recov- 
ered the place. In 1678 Lucy Wills, aged about 46, and Sarah 
Lidden. aged about 38. testified that Thomas Duston's house was 
formerly burned and he had to mortgage his land to John Cutt. 
They say. too. that after Duston's death, his widow married a Mr. 
Button. 1 She married Matthias Button of Haverhill. 9 June 

'Court Record-; of Xe\v Hampshire. 



1663. She was his third wife. She died in Haverhill, Mass., 16 
July 1690. 

June 8 1703, administration was granted to Thomas Duston of 
Haverhill on the estate of his father, Thomas Durston of Kittery. 1 
This fixes the parentage of the famous Thomas Duston or Dustin 
of Haverhill, who married, 3 Dec. 1677, Hannah, daughter of 
Michael and Hannah (Webster) Emerson. They had eight 


children, seven of whom were rescued by him when the Indians 
burned bis house 15 March 1697. The babe was dashed against a 
tree. Hannah with her nurse and a youth were carried away. 
In the night the three captives arose and killed their twelve Indian 
captors and returned home with twelve scalps besides their own. 2 

The Kittery records say that. 14 Dec. 1733. there were laid out 
to Timothv Duston, John \Yatts and others, heirs of Thomas 
Duston, twenty acres granted to Thomas Duston, 19 June i654- 3 

Meanwhile the land had been occupied by others. John Cutt 
transferred it to John Ameredeth. It was described as lying 

Trohate Records at Alfred. Me. 
-'Chase's History (if Haverliill. pp. 185-195. 
'Vol. II. p. lod. 



between the "lands of Robert Cutt and George Lydine." John 
Ameredeth died 26 Jan. 1690, leaving widow, Joan, and daughter, 
Joanna, who had married John Alcock. After tlu death of Alcock 
William Sentle lived at this place. 

West of Ameredeth was a broad tract of land, containing about 
three hundred acres, lying between Crooked Lane and Spruce 
Creek, granted by the town, 16 Sept. 1651, to Richard and George 



Occupied by Robert Cutt and later by William Whipple. 

Leader and John and Richard Cntt. William James was then 
living near the northwest limit of the lot, on Crooked Lane. The 
whole lot soon passed into the possession of Robert Cutt. On a 
point of land, southeast of a little cove, he built his house, a por- 
tion of which is still standing. It became famous as a garrison 
house and later the residence of AYilliam Whipple. It is now 
the residence of Mr. Harrison J. Philbrick, who is justly proud of 
its old traditions and the abundance of antique furniture and orna- 
ments that adorn its interior. The picture here presented shows 


the rear of the house, the foliage preventing the obtaining of a 
front view. 

At this point Ctitt carried on his business of ship building. 
The estate of Robert Ctitt fell to his son, Richard, and he, 28 June 
1694, sold the easterly half of it to his brother Robert, "excepting 
William Scrivens Land on Barnes Point given him by me before 
this." In the same deed the land of William Scriven and of 
Alary Churchwood are mentioned on the northern bound- 
ary. These lands had been deeded by Richard Ctitt to 
William Scriven and to Mary Ctitt in 1686, twenty acres 
to each, bordering on Broad Cove in Spruce Creek. It 
appears as though Mary Ctitt had married Humphrey 
Churchwood before marrying Richard Bryar. William Scriven 
had married Bridget, sister to Richard Ctitt, the grantee. There 
is no evidence that he lived on this northern lot, but it is known 
that he lived on the point of land just west of the old Ctitt man- 
sion. In the year 1700 Ctitt sold eighty-five acres to Tobias Fer- 
nald, which soon passed into the possession of William Fernald. 
The tract began "at ye Middle of ye Cove at Low water mark 
agaainst Mr. William Scrivens Warf and Land" and the 
boundary on the west was "ye Middle of ye Cove at low water 
Mark by the land that was Mr. William Deaments Deceased." 
The tract had a dwelling-house and barn thereon. The house and 
land of William Scriven at "Barnes Point" were sold, 29 Oct. 
1704, to Nicholas Frost of Portsmouth. It was "adjacent to Mr. 
Robert Cutts' dwelling-house," about half an acre, "now in ye 
occupation of the Reverend Mr. John Newmarch Minister of sd 
town." This Nicholas Frost was a mariner, son of Nicholas 
Frost the "beaver trader," and had married Dorothy Mendum. 
He was not at all connected with the family of Nicholas, the father 
of Major Charles Frost. It is doubtful whether this Nicholas 
Frost ever lived in the house he bought of Scriven, for he sold it, 
10 March 1707-8, to Diamond Sargent. Diamond Sargent, 
tailor, of York, sold it, 19 Aug. i/i/, to "James Webber, cord- 
wainer, once of Yarmouth." This house long ago disappeared, 
though the doorstep, over which the Rev. William Scriven 
walked, may still be seen. It was voted that school be kept at the 
house of James Webber in 1734. Webber sold to William Whip- 
pie, 13 March 1739. 

'York Deeds IV. 132. 


Xext west of the Cutt estate was a tract of land purchased by 
John Diamond, ropemaker, of William James, 15 June 1651, lying 
between Cutt and Thomas Withers. In the deed William James 
says that he bought the land of Alexander James. 1 John Diamond 
signed the submission to Massachusetts in 1652, was constable in 
1659 and Clerk of the \Vrits in 1662. He was a shipbuilder, as a 
deed shows. John Spencer of Saco says that on of his shallops 
was "built for mee at Pischataqua by John Dyamond." He died 
before 1667. His sons, John, Andrew and William, received por- 
tions of his estate. William had ten acres next to Robert Cutt. 


It was twenty rods wide on the water side. William Diamond 
died about 1678, and his widow married Edward Carter and after- 
ward James 1'lagdon. In 1691 Joan Carter sold to her son. John 
Diamond, twenty-eight acres on Crooked Land, ten of which she 
had bought of Dennis Downing, it having been granted to him by 
the town. Probably John Diamond soon died, for the land was 
again in the possession of his mother in 1702. She was then Joan 
IMagdon. and she and her son-in-law. Richard Tucker, and wife, 
(irace. sold the aforesaid ten acres to Sylvanus Tripe, who had 
married her daughter, Margaret. Here, then, on Tripe's or 
Traip's Point, William Diamond was the first settler. The land 

'Perhaps Jones. 


long remained in the possession of the Traip family, and John 
Pettegrew, son of Elizabeth (Traip) Pettegrew, lives there now. 
The railway to the Xavy Yard has taken away a portion of this 
old estate. The house, now in ruins, was perhaps built by 
William Diamond and was certainly occupied by the first Sylvanus 

We come now to the present village of Kittery Foreside. All 
the land here was originally owned by Alexander James (Jones?) 
and then by John Diamond, the shipbuilder. For ten years or 
more Thomas Wills lived as the next neighbor to William Dia- 
mond on the northwest, or right in the heart of the present vil- 
lage. Thomas Wills, Jr., married Sarah, daughter of Walter 
Abbot of Portsmouth, and it was Abbot's intention to give this 
place to his son-in-law, who was a mariner. But he failed to 
execute the deed of gift, and so after his death his sons, Peter, 
Thomas and John Abbot, deeded this lot to Thomas and Sarah 
(Abbot) Wills, 30 Jan. 1688. They had a daughter, Sarah 
Wills, who married John Gear ( spelled also Gere, Geare and 
Geere.) He was a juryman in 1694 and died before 1712. 
Sylvanus Tripe, in his will dated 29 Dec. 1/14, says, "It is my 
will that there be a convenient Space of Land allowed at the 
point before the house for a common Landing place for them 
[his children and heirs] & from the said landing place or water 
Side a Convenient quantity of Land next to the widow Gear her 
Land for a highway for them to the Country road.'' 

Feb. 4, 1728-9. Sarah Gere of Portsmouth deeded to her son 
Samuel Gere of Kittery and son-in-law John Abbot of Ports- 
mouth a dwelling house and thirteen acres, granted to Richard 
Abbot 13 June 1659, by him sold to Walter Abbot, and from 
him descended to his daughter, Sarah Wills, and "from her 
descended to me." 1 John and Sarah (Abbot) Gear had son 
Samuel, the same undoubtedly who married, 7 Jan. 1724-5, 
Abigail Hodsdon, and daughter, Joanna, who was baptized 
with Samuel 17 April 1715 and evidently married John Abbot. 
Another daughter may have been Abigail, who married John 
Thomas 24 Dec. 1733. 

Thomas Wills senior had for a second wife the widow 
Lucia (Treworgy) Chadbourne in 1669. After his death, 

'York Deeds XII. 368. 


about 1688, she married Hon. Elias Stileman of Portsmouth. 
Some have confused this Thomas Wills, who is sometimes 
written Wells, with the Rev. Thomas Wells of Wells, Me. 

The town records have the following under date of 2 May 
1674. "Measured and layd out unto John Deament [Diamond] 
his house lot with an addition of sixty rods in length at ye head 
of it, the whole containing forty acres three quarters and 
thirty rods on ye south east side of Mr. Thomas Withers land, 
182 rods in length from ye river into ye woods and on ye south 
east side 160 rods long and ye breadth by ye river 51 rods and 
at \v head in the woods 71 rods." 


Since the (lavs of John Diamond there has been mure or less 
of ship-building at this place. The village, however, had little 
growth till the Xavy Yard was established on the island near 
by. It is now a thriving village and a close contrast with 
Tripe's Point, which remains about as it was two centuries ago. 
The village has quite outgrown its rival at Kittery Point. It 
can not yet be told what the new development of the Xavy Yard, 
the Electric Road, and the Water Works may do for this ancient 
place, now almost entirely modernized. Xo old landmark 
remains, so far as I have been able to learn. 

It may have been John Diamond. 2(1. who was put to death 
with torture bv Indians in Wells in i6()_>. John Woodman was 


administrator of his estate and sold forty acres to Nicholas 
Walden in 1699, which Walclen sold back to Woodman at once. 
Here Woodman lived and kept the ferry "from Withers point 
to Strawberry banke." The town records say that "John 
Woodman presenting his request to the Selectmen and others 
the inhabitants of this Town, for their approbation for his keep- 
ing a Ferry from Kittery to Strawberry Bank, as it was granted 
to him by the Court in the year 1692, which is granted by the 
town and voted accordingly by the Majr parte thereof." In 
connection with this the following record is of interest. "The 
town receiving a Citation from the General Court on the 
Petition of John Langdon to have a bridge from his Island to 
Kittery and to keep a Ferry from said Island to Portsmouth, 
May 12, 1792, the town voted an answer to said Citation, that 
in 1692 the County Court granted to John Woodman and his 
heirs and assigns the Privilege of keeping a Ferry from 
Kittery to Portsmouth and that in 1699 tne town of Kittery 
gave their approbation and grant to said Woodman in like 
manner, and said Ferry had been in their possession to the 
present time as their Property in fee simple and that the town 
are of opinion that to take it from them without compensation 
would be unconstitutional." When the bridge to Portsmouth 
was built, about 1828, some compensation was allowed to the 
heirs of John Woodman. Woodman sold his house and ferry 
to his son-in-law, John More, in 1724. 

Xext northwesterly to Diamond's was the grant of four 
hundred acres from Gorges to Thomas Withers, T March 1643. 
It was bounded on the southeast side "with a Cricke burnt 
tree," and also on the "Xore west side with a Cricke and burnt 
tree." Withers received at the same time two islands south 
and southwest of his grant, containing by estimation two 
hundred and eighty acres. The grant to Withers stretched 
away in a northeast direction towards Spruce Creek two hundred 
and seventy-six rods, till it met the land that was afterward 
granted to him at Fagle Point, on Spruce Creek. It was two 
hundred and forty rods in breadth. The northeast half fell to 
his son-in-law, Thomas Rice, and the other half to another 
son-in-law, fohn Shapleigh. Portions of Shapleigh's half 
were sold to the Rev. John Xewmarch and to Shapleigh's 


brother-in-law, Stephen Eastwick. Rice's part remained among 
his descendants for many generations. 

Thomas Withers came over with Mason's company in 1631. 
His wife's name was Jane. He was Deputy to General Court 
in 1656 and held town office frequently. The greatness of his 
land grants shows the estimation in which he was held. He 
held the offices of Councillor and Commissioner. His death 
occurred in March or April, 1685. His widow married William 
Godsoe in 1691 and was living in 1703. His daughter Sarah 
married John Shapleigh about 1673. Another daughter, Mary, 
born in 1660, married Thomas Rice about 1675, and a third 
daughter, Elizabeth, married first, 27 Nov. 1688, Benjamin 
Berry; and second, before 1702, Dodavah Curtis. Her two 
sons, Benjamin and Withers Berry, died unmarried. Thus the 
name Withers perished with the first settler but his descendants 
are many in the Shapleigh, Rice, and allied families. 

The island granted to Thomas Withers in 1643 was divided 
between his daughters Mary and Elizabeth. Here Benjamin 
Berry lived for a short time and then it was called "Berry's 
Island." James Heard had a house-lot here in 1671. It has 
been called Langdon's Island and Badger's Island according 
to the name of its owner. The original name, Withers Island, 
ought to be applied to it, so as to preserve an ancient landmark 
and to commemorate one who had a very important part in the 
early history of Kittery. 





The last chapter left us at the northern limit of Thomas 
Withers' land, opposite Strawberry Hank. Robert Mendum 
was his next neighbor on the northwest. We have met him 
before at Kittery Point, where he built a new house in 1648 and 


where, doubtless, he was licensed to keep an ordinary in 1644. 
He was constable in 1652 and Selectman in 1673. He had a 
i^rant of one hundred and forty acres in 1651. \Ye have seen 
also that he owned land on the east side of Spruce Creek, 
though he never lived there. He died in 1682 and his son 
Jonathan inherited the homestead on the Pascataqua. 

Xext above .Mendum the original settler was Jeremy Sheres. 
His surname is written also Sheires, Sheares, and Shores. He 


is first mentioned in 1649, when he rented for seven years a 
new house of Nicholas Frost. The contract was not fulfilled. 
Sheres and wife Susanna sold, 14 Nov. 1664, their one hundred 
acres which had been granted by the town, 3 March 1651, and 
moved to Cape Neddick in York, where he was living- in I68O. 1 
The purchaser was Nathaniel Fryer of Portsmouth, who sold 
it to Christopher Adams, I March 1668. It was twenty-four 
rods in breadth by the water side and lay "between the Lands of 
Robert Mendum on the wester side and William Palmer on the 
Nother side." Christopher Adams signed a petition in Brain- 
tree in 1645 and is thought to have been a brother of Henry 
Adams, ancestor of the Presidents Adams. He was a mariner 
of Portsmouth at the time when he bought this place. His 
will made 13 June 1686 and probated 21 Sept. 1687, is recorded 
in Boston. The inventory included one hundred and twenty 
acres in his "plantation" and seventy acres bought of William 
Palmer and Peter Glanfield. A plot of his farm is on the town 
records, comprising all between Mendum's Creek and Mast 
Cove, 44 by 360 rods. 

William Palmer was in Kittery as early as i6_)2. His 
daughter Sarah married William King, to whom Palmer gave 
sixteen acres at the eastern end of his lot, lying along "Mast 
Cove." Palmer gave, 21 April 16/0, twelve acres to Peter 
Glanfield and entrusted- to him his little daughter Rachel, then 
only three years and nine months old, to be brought up. The 
forty acres sold to Adams Lay at "Palmers Point." The 
Adams "plantation" thus comprised the point of land on which 
the Raihvay Station now is. Palmer move 1 to Cape Porpoise 
in 1675. 

The lot occupied by Peter Glanfield was first granted to 
Joseph Alcock. son of John Alcock of York. He sold to 
Christopher Joyse and Fdward Clark. Clark soon died and 
his widow, Mary, married John Smith, senior, of Cape Neddick. 
She was daughter of George Farrow of Ipswich, and was 
born 6 Jan. 1644-5. Samuel Knight sold the land to Glanfield 
in 1682. I have found no record of any descendants of 

'The inventory of his estate was made in i/oi. Mention is made of a 
son-in-law. John (ireen of Boston. 


North of Glanfield was a lot owned by Thomas Spinney. 
His grant of two hundred acres lay on both sides of the "Great 
Cove," later called "Spinney's Cove." Though the grant was 
made in 1659, it is probable that he had been living here for 
some time. 

Above Thomas Spinney, on the east side of Great Cove, w r as 
a lot of fifteen acres originally owned by Thomas Turner and 
mortgaged by him to George Walton of Portsmouth, 16 Aug. 
1659. Probably the land was unimproved and therefore was 
regranted by the town to Richard Carle. He sold six acres of 
it to his son-in-law, Samuel Knight, in 1684. Knight sold this, 
and Carle sold all the rest of the original grant to Samuel 
Spinney in 1682 and 1693. 

Then came Christian Remick's twenty acres, granted 17 July 
1661, and laid out 22 Feb. 1665. He deeded this and other 
grants east of it to his son Isaac, who sold the same to John 
Dennet. Jr., 2 May 1698, and moved to South Carolina. 
Dennet added to his farm by purchase of Richard King's 
seventeen acres in 1700 and by town grants. This farm has 
been in the possession of the Dennet family until now. The 
house, built about the year 1720, stands "on the east side of the 
Eliot road about a mile above Portsmouth Bridge." 
"The Remick of whom the farm was purchased resided in a 
house on the bank of the Creek west of the road, and opposite 
the Dennet house." 1 

In 1697 there was a dispute between Thomas Spinney and 
Christian Remick about their boundary line, and in consequence 
the accompanying plot of lands appears in the records of the 
Superior Court at Boston with the following statement : 

"Kittery, December i8th, 1697. At the motion and Request of 
Mr. Thomas Spinney layd out the Xorther bounds of his old lot 
in the great Cove as also his addition at the head thereof contain- 
ing fifteen acres, and in running out the aforesaid bounds as they 
were shewed to me by the sd Thomas Spinney and John Spinney 
1 find the land in Controversie claimed by Mr Christian Remmick 
and Improved by Samll Spinney to fall within Mr Thomas Spin- 

'Historic Homes of Kittery. by Moses A. Safford. Esq., Me. Hist. 
Coll. Vol. V.. 308. 


neys bounds of his fifteen acre lot as is demonstrated in the figure 
by a pricked line, the other lots being but demonstrations of the 
Scituations of jacent places. 

By me William Godsoe 

Surveighr for the Town 
of Kittery." 


The plot is of interest as locating- the old residence of 
Thomas Spinney, marked S, and also that of Isaac Remick, 
marked J. R. 

The lot on the plan, marked "Simons lot," was granted to 
John Symonds, 17 Feb. 1661. It passed through the hands of 
Andrew Xewcomb and William Hearle to the ownership of John 
Fernald, who lived on Eliot Xeck. The lot of William Hilton, 
shown on the plan, was owned successively by John More, John 
Seward and James Fernald. The last lived here. The descrip- 
tions of the lots are confusing in the transfers, and it may be that 
the surveyor marked Symonds' lot as Hilton's and vice rersa. 
All these lots on the east side of the Great Cove were forty rods 
in width and contained twenty acres. 

Above James Fernald lived John Sloper in 1679, when he 
bought the lot of Stephen Paul, and above Sloper lived at the same 
date Richard Gowell. The land of Gowell was partly in what is 
now Eliot and parti}' in Kittery. A brook which is the dividing 
line between the towns ran through Gowell's land. He had only 
a few acres on the Cove, bought of Richard King in 1686. This 
was bounded on the south by the above mentioned brook. The 
rest of Gowell's land was his by grant of the town. His house 
was south of the town line and north of the brook. 

Let us now return to the river lots. Thomas Spinney owned 
and lived on the extreme point of Eliot Xeck. Xear by lived his 
sons-in-law, John and Samuel Fernald. John Fernald bought of 
Widow Elizabeth Edwards, I March 1669, twelve acres near the 
Boiling Rock, which her husband, Stephen Edwards, had pur- 
chased of James Johnson, 7 April 1664. 

Above Spinney and the Fernalds was a lot originally owned 
by John Alcock, son of the Joseph Alcock who has been men- 
tioned before. He sold it, 10 Aug. i68r, to Peter Dixon. This 
Alcock was a shipwright and is the one who married Joan 
Ameredeth. The fifteen acres are described in the deed as ''nere 
ye boyling Rock having ye River of Piscataqua on ye Southwest 
side thereof and is bounded on ye South East with ye land of 
Thomas Spinnev and on ve Xorthwest with ye land of Christian 
Remax and ye north East with ye land of the aforesaid Peler 

Christian Remick received his first grant before 1651. Addi- 
tional grants were made from time to time till he had two hundred 



and forty acres. He was a leading 1 citizen, filling the offices of 
Surveyor, Treasurer and Selectman. His homestead on Eliot 
Neck was given to his son, Joshua. His house stood near the 
river, not far frcnn the family burial gro'und. The graves of 
many of the earlier generations of Remicks are marked by unlet- 
tered headstones of rough granite, and close by a fitting memo- 
rial has been erected by Lieut. ( Miver P. Remick, a descendant 
of the emigrant, Christian Remick. 




Xext north of Remick was Ciabriel Tetherly. who bought, I 
May 1660. twenty acres of Thomas Onyon, the same, probably, 
who was afterward killed by Indians in Portsmouth. Daniel 
King lived north of him in 1674. Tetherly's land came into the 
possession of his son-in-law and administrator, Richard King, 
who sold sixteen acres of it to his son, Richard King. The lat- 
ter sold, in 1716, a bouse lot of half an acre to John Scriggin. It 
was next to Remick's land and separated from the river and land- 
ing place by a road. Ciabriel Tetherly bad a shipyard here. 


Next above Tetherly and King, on the river, the first settler 
known was John Andrews, who sold his house and lands to 
Daniel Paul and Bartholomew Smith, 21 March 1648, and moved 
to Braveboat Harbor. The deed mentions John Symonds on the 
north. The next year Paul bought a house and an acre of land 
of Richard Cutts, that had been owned and occupied by Stephen 
Sanborn, afterward of Hampton. It adjoined the land of Paul. 
His son, Stephen Paul, married a daughter of Antipas Maverick, 
who lived further up the river. Stephen inherited the home- 
stead. Daniel Paul was a shipbuilder. He is first mentioned as 
a "mariner," which usually meant the master of a vessel, in Bos- 
ton, 26 Aug. 1640. He declared himself from Ipswich, England, 
and gave a letter of attorney for the sale of lands in Ipswich and 
delivery of money to his wife, Elizabeth. He signed the submis- 
sion of 1652 and had grants in 1653 an( l l ^S- The last was "in 
the great cove below ye Boiling Rock," and he sold it to John 
Sloper, 14 Feb. 1679. 

It seems that a portion of the lot bought by Paul and Smyth 
got into the possession of Joseph Alcock, Paul's son-in-law, for 
he sold it in 1662 to YYeymouth Lydston, fisherman, and Gilbert 
Lugg. Lugg's half of the purchase passed to Charles Nelson, 
and was bought of his heirs by John Lydston. The Lydstons 
long lived here. 

In 1659 Daniel Paul and Elizabeth, his wife, mortgaged to 
Richard Cutt, 66 acres "above ye boiling rock between Gabriel 
Tetherly on the south and Joseph Alcock on the north." 1 

John Symonds came over with Mason's Company in 1634. 
He was in the employ of John Winter in 1636, and was appointed 
to lay out land in Kittery before 1652. Selectman in 1659. His 
farm on Eliot Neck was granted to him by the town. The 
name of his first wife is unknown. A daughter, Rebecca, 
married \Yilliam Hilton, afterward of Exeter. He married for 
.second wife, in 1668, YYelthea, widow of John Goddard of Dover 
Neck and Oyster River. Goddard had come over in the same 
company with Symonds and died in 1660. It appears that 
Symonds after his second marriage lived in Dover. 2 

Symonds gave his homestead in Kittery to his son-in-law, 
Hilton, in 1667. He was probably son of Edward Hilton, the 

'Sec deeds at Concord, X. H.. II. .33. 

"See Historical Memoranda of Ancient Dover, p. 371. 



first settler at Dover Xeck. He conveyed it to his son, Richard 
Hilton, 4 May 1684, except a house lot of three acres. It was 
described as land "formerly possessed and enjoyed by my father 
in Law John Simons being bounded ' on the Northwest side 
with Mary Bachellors high way and on the Southeast side with 
Daniel Pauls high wav," to run back from the river "till it comes 


to a running brook that is ye head of it." This land passed into 
the hands of John Downing-of Dover, who sold it. 23 Jan. 1609, 
to Joseph llill of Kittery, formerly of Oyster River. Peter 
Staples was then living on the northeast and Charles Xelson on 
the southeast in part. Jt remained in the Hill family for many 
years. Others lands of John Symonds. west of the Great 
Cove as we have seen, passed to the ownership of John Fernald. 
Under date of 14 Feb. 1648 we read in the York Deeds, 
"Mrs. liatchellers Lot is bounded from the High \Yay betwixt 
(Jeorge Rogers bis Lot & hers to the I lie \Yay betwixt John 
Simmons his Lot & Hers by the water Side & so up into ye 
woods backward to a little I'.rook of Water & to run thither 
upon a Xorthe Last & by East Line." She was the third wife 


of the Rev. Stephen Batcheller of Hampton. He had moved to 
Portsmouth in 1647 an( ' took her, "an honest neighbor," as 
house-keeper. Soon after he married her, though he was about 
eighty-seven years of age, and in 1650 he was fined in the 
Court of Norfolk County for not publishing his marriage 
according to law. There is no evidence that he lived in Kittery, 
and he soon applied for a divorce, which was refused. He left 
America about 1655 and died near London in 1660, aged one 
hundred. She applied for divorce in 1657 and evidently 
obtained it, though there has been found no record of it. She 
seems to have been a widow at the time of her marriage, and 
had two children. Mary Batcheller married Thomas Turner 
and, 4 July 1674, they sold their lot to Peter Staple. Turner 
made a deposition, 23 June 1683. aged then 73. His estate 
was administered in 1684. The lot was described as "Land 
formerly granted to my wife by Mr. Thomas Gorges & alsoe 
regrantcd confirmed to her by the Town of Kittery.'' This 
may be a hint as to who she was. 

May 20, 1641, Thomas Gorges authorized "Robert Beedle 
to seise on & make use of the lot between Gebr gVHRoge r s 
& John Simons & I promise in time Convenient to Draw up his 
lease." Nothing more is known . of Robert Beedle, but the 
Town Records say that in 1679 ten acres were granted to 
Christopher Beedle which had been granted to his father 
Christopher Beedle in 1669. "at the head of the lot that was 
his grandfathers." Joseph Hill, who married Susanna, daughter 
of Christopher Beedle, Sen., relinquished all claim to this ten 
acre grant in favor of Peter Staples 20 March 1703-4. Chris- 
topher Beedle, Jr., held the ten acre lot in 1693, and his 
estate was administered by Peter Staples, 13 Sept. 1/08. It 
would appear from the above that the third wife of the Rev. 
Stephen Batcheller was Mary, widow of Robert Beedle. and that 
is why the town laid out to Mrs. Batcheller the lot which 
Gorges had given to Robert Beedle. 1 

Peter Staple had a grant in 1661. He married a widow, 
named Elizabeth, and died about 1719. leaving three sons. The 
farm remained long in the Staple family. 

George Rogers was in the employ of John Winter at Rich- 
mond Island in 1639. He was living on his lot next north of 

'York Deeds I. ?, Part. II.. n and VII., 29. 


Beedle, afterward Staple, in 1641, and the lot was confirmed to 
him by the town in 1648. It was then bounded on the north by 
a highway and the lot of John Green. He was a juryman in 
1650. There is no mention of him after 1654. Since Richard 
Rogers was living on this lot a few years later, it is concluded 
that he was the son of George. The estate continued in the 
Rogers name till within about a dozen years. It would appear 
from a Court record of March 1651 that the wife of George 
Rogers had died and that the children were left in need of care. 
The Court then ordered that one of his children should be 
entrusted to "Daniel Hard ;" Edward Rish worth was to dispose 
of another, a girl, at Hampton : Anthony Emery was to have 
another and Miss Shapleigh was to have the youngest. "Benja- 
min Rogers is to have the cow that Goodman Emery had from 
his father." 

The southern part of the original lot of George Rogers was 
before 1667 in the possession of Richard Miller. His wife, 
Grace, was, possibly, one of the daughters of George Rogers. 
She had as a second husband Christopher Banfield. Her 
children by first marriage were Samuel, Mary and Martha 
.Miller. Samuel- married Mary Xeale, and they deeded the 
homestead to Banfield in 1696, and then the name of Miller 
disappeared from the early history of Kittery. Banfield sold his 
lot of ten acres to Richard Rogers in 1697. 

The next lot above Rogers was John Green's. It was con- 
firmed to him by the town in 1648 and was "bounded from a tree 
by a Gut Side above Franks Fort in ye bottom of ye Cove." It 
was estimated at thirty acres and was a square lot, and the little 
island of Franks Fort, containing about an acre, as a subsequent 
deed declares, was added to the grant, "over and above.'' Green 
had additional grant in 1656, further up the river, in Berwick, 
and moved there, leaving this lower lot to his son Richard. 

Robert Weymotith bought a portion of the Green lot, on the 
south side, and added to it by town grants. His estate was 
administered in 1662. James Emery bought the place and sold 
it to Stephen Robinson in 1663. Robinson moved to Oyster 
River, and sold his place in Kittery to Joseph Hammond. 5 
April H>7')- Here Joseph Hammond built his garrison, a 
little north of the present Greenacre Hotel, and here the Indians 
did their best or worst to capture it. They got Hammond at 


one time but failed to take the garrison-house. We shall have 
occasion to speak of this again. Joseph Hammond was the 
son of William of Wells and was one of the most prominent 
men of his times and Province. He married a sister of 
Major Charles Frost. He was for many years Town Clerk, a 
Councillor, Selectman, Deputy to the General Court, Major in 
the Militia. Recorder of Deeds, and Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas. 

The rest of the Green lot passed, after many years, into the 
possession of Joseph Hammond or of Stephen Tobey, who lived 
next north thereof. 

We have now arrived at Franks Fort, a very ancient name and 
still retained. It is a small island and is fast disappearing by the 
erosion of the river's current. Its neighbor, Watts Fort, some- 
times called Darbys Fort in the old deeds, is now no longer seen 
at high tide. It was about a mile above Franks Fort. The 
reason for these names no one has yet discovered. They never 
served as fortifications, though they may have been named 
because of their resemblance to such at a distance. The stretch 
of water below Franks Fort has borne the name of "Long 
Reach'' from the earliest days. 

Beginning at the cove just above Franks Fort and extending 
northwest two hundred and forty rods and inland five hundred 
and eighty rods, or just half way to York River, is a tract of land 
known in ancient deed as "the Knowles Purchase." Some have 
supposed and written that this Knowles was an Indian Saga- 
more, perhaps confusing him with Rowles the Sagamore of 
Newichawannock. Even Sullivan, in his History of Maine, mis- 
calls the latter, Knowls. The owner was the Rev. Hansard 
Knollys, sometimes called Knowles, third pastor of the Church 
in Dover, N. H. Knollys was a graduate of Emmanuel College, 
Cambridge, and had preached in England nine years before com- 
ing to America. Fie came to Dover in 1638 and left there for 
England in 1641. He probably purchased this tract of land from 
Henry Jocelyn soon after his arrival in this region, and he sold 
it to the General Court of Massachusetts before his return to 
England The record is as follows: "The Court agreed to buy 
Mr. Hansard Knowles his purchase for thirtye pounds, as hee 
tendereth it." After his return to England Mr. Knollys became 
a Baptist preacher of note and quite a voluminous author. He 





was a learned man and of pious character. He suffered impris- 
onment and stoning for his religious convictions. He died, as 
it is written, "in a transport of joy," 19 Sept. 1691, aged ninety- 
three vears. 1 


The Court gave this land to William Hawthorne of Salem in 
return for some services, 14 Oct. 1651.- lie was the emigrant 
ancestor of the great novelist, Xathaniel Hawthorne. It was 
next sold to Capt. John Leverett of Boston, for "eight Hodgs- 
eads of Sault & tenn thousand foote of hoards." Leverett sold 
it to Thomas Broughton, who sold it. 4 July 1659, to Major 
Thomas Clark, a merchant of Boston, who had extensive husiness 
relations with this region. The heirs of Clark were Mehitahle 
\\arren. Flisha Ilutchinson and wife, Elizabeth, and these sold 
the land. 18 Dec. 1699, to Joseph Hammond, Fsq.. David Lihhey, 
Matthew Lihhey. Daniel Fogg, and Stephen Tohey. All the 
grantees except Hammond had heen living here for some years 
without anv proper title to the land. A plot of this land is still 
preserved in the Massachusetts Archives, as "laid out hy John 

'Dr. Alnn/o II. (Juint's First Tarisli in Povrr. pp. 93-4. 
'RiT<ir<1< of Mass. Bay. Vol. I. p. jjS and III.. 253. and A".. 445. 


Evens at the request of Mr. Peter Coffin in the presence of Capt. 
John Wincoll, Capt. Charles Frost, and Lt. Joseph Hammond, 
Selectmen of the Town of Kittery, the tract of land being 870 
acres." The deed reserves "Thirty Acres' or thereahonts lying 
within ye limits and boundaries ahovesd now in ye Possession of 
Joshua Downing." 1 This large tract was known as the "Bay 
Land" and commonly so called. A glance at the shore line in the 
map will show that the strong current from the Great Bay oppo- 
site has dug out a broad bay on the Eliot shore. Dr. J. L. M. 
Willis lias pointed out that a chain of rocks and shoals extends 
from Watts Fort to Franks Fort, rarely appearing at low tides, 
and that this chain was, doubtless, the ancient river bank.- 

In the division of the land Joseph Hammond paid for and 
received one-third, the part toward the north, and in considera- 
tion of the fact that Joshua Downing was already well estab- 
lished on Hammond's division, the latter was allowed a strip 
eighty-eight rods wide. There was a lawsuit about this later, 
and Downing was allowed a lot of land extending from what 
was afterwards called Xutter's Cove to \Yatts Fort. The other 
four divisions were each thirty-eight rods wide. Stephen Tobey 
was awarded the southerly division, David Libby' 1 the one north of 
him ; Matthew Libbv came next, then Daniel Fogg and last Ham- 
mond. \Ye must pause to inquire who these men were. 

Thomas Tobey is said to have come from the west of England 
or from Wales to Long Island, X. Y., and about 1640 to have 
settled at Sandwich, on Cape Cod. The records of Sandwich 
mention him there in 1644. James Tobey appears in Kittery in 
1087 and deeds land to his sons in 16(^5. S:> he must have 
brought a family with him. lie was killed bv Indians. 21 May 

Matthew and David Libby, brothers, were born in Scar- 
borough and were sons of John Libby, who was born in England 
in ino2 and came over with John Winter in 1632. The Indians 
drove them out of Scarborough to Portsmouth, and thence they 
came to the Hay Lands. T.oth lived to old age and had large 
families of children. 




Daniel Fogg was son of Samuel Fogg of Hampton, N. H., 
who is said to have emigrated from Wales. Daniel first settled 
in Scarborough, and the Indians persuaded him also to leave for 
Portsmouth. He married Hannah Libby and lived to a good old 
age. The descendants of these five men who bought the land of 
Hansard Knollys are numerous, and their names still survive in 
Eliot. They have an honorable record, and one of Fogg's 
descendants has done, as all will admit, more than any other to 
collect and transmit the ancient history of the town. 

Mention has been made of Joshua Downing, who held thirty 
acres in the northwest corner of Hammond's division, bordering 
on the river. The history of that lot and of a few small lots 
north of it will take us back a little from the dates of which we 
have been writing. 

Old deeds show that John Vgroufe, for so he signs himself, 
though he is more frequently called Xewgrove, was living here as 
early as 1635. He may have bought a part of Jocelyn's 1 grant. 
He is mentioned in the Court Records of 1640 as an inhabitant of 
Pascataqua. Mary Ygroufe witnesses one of his deeds. He 
signed the Dover Combination of 1640 and owned land there 
earlier than 1642. James Xute of Dover sold to his son, James, 
15 Feb. i6/r, land bought "many years since'' of John Xewgrove, 
then of Dover. In 1694 Sarah Morrill of Boston was adminis- 
tratrix of her father-in-law, John Ugrove's, estate in Kittery, and 
it seems that he had not sold all his land there, ''lying and being 
between Watts fort and f franks fort." 

In 1646 L'grove, who had "taken a liter to go in till Michaell- 
mass." wrote to (ieorge Smyth of Dover to sell his house and 
lands, and consequently Smyth sold, 18 Dec. 1650, to Dennis 
Downing, already a tenant, L'grove's house-lot and thirty acres of 
upland.- Downing was a blacksmith. His son, Joshua, inherited 
this place. 1 le left sons but no grandsons, and so the surname 
Downing has been long extinct in Kitterv. 

Vgroufe, I "grove or Xewgrove. had sold lots earlier than the 
date of this sold to Downing. Reynold Jenkins testified in 1683 

'A court record, datc'l ,}o March 1047. says: "John Utrrove's house and 
ground attached to answer Henry Jocelyn Hsqr in an account in the case 
for damage to the value of ten pounds." 

-'York Deeds III. 114-115. 


that "between forty & fifty years since," that is, earlier than 1643, 
he bought "six acres of Land of John Newgrove, beginning at the 
water side between the Lands of Thomas Joanes & Joshua Down- 
ing." Jenkins built a house and lived here for a while, and after 
the death of \Yilliam Everett offered the place to his widow, in the 
charity of his heart, but the widow seems to have been too proud 
to receive it as a gift, as a deposition of her daughter, Martha, 
afterward Xathan Lord's wife, shows. At the age of forty-two 
she testifies that "when she was little, her mother having ten 
shillings of her. as the Deponent heard my mother say, which 
money the Deponents mother Margarett Euerett layd out for six 
acres of Land which shee bought of Renald Jenkins, which Land 
this Deponents husband would not accept of, upon ye refusall 
wrof the Deponents mother gave him a steere in lew yrof & her 
mother sould that six Acres of Land to Mr. \Yill Leighton. 1 
Did Boaz treat Ruth any better than friend Jenkins did this little 
fatherless child and her mother? On the other hand Joshua 
Downing crowded his line fence too far north and encroached 
upon this little six acre lot. 

Y\ idow Everett did not remain long in affliction, for in 1656 
she and her second husband, "Isacke Xash" of Dover, sold to 
William Leighton this six-acre lot and also the original home- 
stead of \Yilliam Everett, a little further up the river. 

John Ygroufe, alias Xewgrove, sold also to Abraham Conley 
a six-acre lot just above this of Jenkins, i Jan. 1638. Conley was 
already a tenant. He sold it. 24 June 1648, to Thomas Jones. 
It was "next adjacent unto House & Eield of \Yilliam Everet." 
Jones sold it, 30 Xov. 1686, to William Leigh ton's son John, who 
had already inherited the original Everett lot. the next one north. 
Thus lie had three small lots combined into one farm. 

Of William Everett not much is known, nor can we tell how 
he acquired his lot. probablv bv purchase from \\annerton. 
He appears in Court records of 1640, and was licensed to keep 
an ordinarv in i6.|<;. He seems to have been a sea captain and 
to have been lost at sea. lie was a man of some consequence 
and must have bad a spacious bouse, for all the inhabitants of 
Kittery were called together here. 16 Xov. 1652. to bear Simon 
I'rad^treet and others tell whv thev ouirht to come under the 


jurisdiction of Massachusetts. Everett's son William died also 
at sea, sine prole, and his only daughter, Martha, married 
Nathan Lord. 

The point of land on which William Everett lived is shown 
in the picture of Franks Fort. It was first called "Point 
Joslain," and has long been known as Leighton's Point. Its 
southern shore once extended out fifty feet or more from the 
present bank, and some persons now living can remember 
apple trees growing on Watts Fort, which is now entirely 
washed away. At low tide its location can be discerned easily. 
Mr. (ieorge Leighton pointed out to me a place a little out 
beyond the present bank, perhaps ten rods to the north and a 
little west from Watts Fort, where within his remembrance 
there could be seen an old cellar, and beyond it there was an 
ancient warehouse and ferry. That cellar probably marked the 
spot where 'William Everett lived and where Kittery's inhabi- 
tants signed their submission to the government of Massachu- 
setts. Some memorial should mark the spot. 

The ferry at this point was a very ancient one, kept by 
Thomas Trickey and his son, Zachariah, and later by John 
Knight, alias Chevalier, all of whom lived at I'loody Point on 
the opposite or Xewington shore. In his diary President 
John Adams mentions having once crossed here. The ferry 
points at the reason of an "ordinary" here in 1649 anc ^ a ' so 
shows why there were numerous settlers in this vicinity. 

Some have supposed that William Everett's house stood a 
little west of the site of the Old Leighton House, on Leighton's 
Lane, but this seems to me improbable. The Leighton . House 
was built in ifxjo according to Mr. Fogg, and was demolished 
in April. i8<;5. It stood on the exact spot now occupied by the 
house of Mr. Leander II. Plaisted. The ancient road or lane 
ran from a little west of this house almost straight northwest 
toward the river, north of the old burial place. The present 
road swings around to the south. The old parish cemetery, 
west of Mr. <ieorge Leighton's. is now overgrown with pines, 
and only two headstones remain, though there are indications 
that scores of the old settlers here were buried. 






The location of William Everett's house is still more clearly 
indicated by the following testimonies : 

"The testimony of Martha Lord aged eighty-four years or 
thereabout saith that her father William Everett formerly of 
Kitten- in the County of York deceased did in his life Time 
dwell on a Tract of Land in Kittery aforesd now in the posses- 
sion of Capt. John Leighton and that said Everets House 
stood by an old orchard & a certain run of water Issuing into 
Piscataqua River, which run of water is Northward from the 
most Northerly Point of Watts Fort so called, which house my 
mother lived in & possessed after the Death of my sd Father 
untill she married with Isaac Nash & they sold the same to 
Mr. William Leighton. And that she never knew or understood 
that Major Shapleigh claimed any further than the lane 
between him and Nicholas Frost deceased. She further saith 
that her Father died about seventy-two years since. 

Elizabeth (iowen [daughter of Major Charles Frost] aged 
seventy-nine years thereabout testifieth to the Truth of what is 
written above onely she doth not Remember Willm Everetts 
living on the place abovesd but his widow after his Decease." 1 

York ss. March 18, 1/23-4. 

Thomas Jones, already mentioned, was born in 1609, as a 
deposition shows, and was a servant of Alexander Shapleigh in 
1639. He came upon the town for support in 1686. He seems 
not to have been connected with any others by the name of 
Jones in old Kittery. 

Capt. William Leighton. born about 1625, is said to have 
settled in Kittery about 1650, though I have found no trace of 
him before his purchase of the Everett lot of Nash in 1656. 
The same year lie married Katharine, daughter of Nicholas 
Frost, who after Leigliton's death in 1666 married Major 
Joseph Hammond. The deed from Nash locates his lot "neare 
ye poynt of Land Commonly Called Watts Fort." It lay 
between the lands of Thomas Jones and Nicholas Frost and ran 
to the back part of the ( ireat Swamp. This brings us to the 
first dwelling place of Nicholas Frost. 

It has been often written that Frost settled where his son 

'York IX>e<!< XII. 8. 


Charles afterward lived, and this earlier homestead has been 
overlooked. It is not supposable that Nicholas Frost settled 
in 1634 two miles from the river, with no road nor neighbors, 
when he could have almost his choice of good lots bordering on 
the river. The following deposition is enlightening. Philip 
Swadden, or Swaddow, testified in 1673 that thirty-eight or 
thirty-nine years before, that is, in about 1634, the time of 
Frost's arrival with his family, "Air. Thomas Wannerton gave 
to Nicholas Frost a Prcell of Land up in Piscataqua River, now 
known by the name of Kittery, which pcell of Land was bounded, 
on the Fast with a little Cove, Joyneing to the Fort Poynt, on 
the South !\Yest on the River, on the North West Northerly 
with a great stumpe called the Mantilltree stumpe ; which is 
about the Middle of the Lane wch Joynes to ye Land which 
Major Nicho. Shapleigh now possesseth, & soe runneing into ye 
woods as fare as the sayd Wannertons Land went, which tract 
of Land Mr. Thomas Wannerton gave to the sayd Nicholas 
Frost to come to bee his Neighbor." Wannerton, then, was 
living here about 1634, perhaps in the house afterward occupied 
by William Everett. He held a large section of land granted 
by Gorges. It adjoined Cammock's, afterward Shapleigh's, on 
the southwest. A strip along the north of his grant Wannerton 
gave to Frost without any deed, and later he seems to have sold 
the whole tract to Nichlas Shapleigh. Nov. 24, 1653, the 
selectmen confirmed to Shapleigh "all those tracts of land 
bought of Capt. Cammock and Mr. Wannerton the breadth 
whereof is from the Mill Creek by the water side unto a little 
fresh brook of water near unto Goody Fveretts where she now 
Dwells and so backward into the woods by the same breadth 
half way to York and to run upon an East by north line or 
upon that line where those Evidencevs of Capt. Camocks & 
Mr. Thomas Wannerton doe specific always provided that if any 
other former grant made- bv the Town fall within this said tract 
o! land they are to remain good to them their heirs or assigns 

Another deposition throws light upon the earlv residence of 
Nicholas Frost. John White in 1671,) testified that forty-two 
years be-fore, or about 1637, "Mr. Alexander Shapleigh and Mr. 
lames Treworgv did agree with the Neighbors dwelling at and 


about Sturgeon Creek that there should be alwayes a high way 
from Nicholas ffrosts house down to Sturgeon Creek and Soe 
along to the Ceaders And the said high way hath bin held ever 
Since without Interruption." This is of interest as showing 
when the Country road through Shapleigh's land was first in 
use. The southern end of that road brings us to the lane that 
ran down to the ferry, and at the upper end of that lane stood, 
evidently, the house of Nicholas Frost in 1637. This is where 
some have supposed William Everett to have lived. There 
seems to have been dispute between Nicholas Shapleigh and 
Nicholas Frost's heirs as to the rightful ownership of the land 
given by Wannerton to Frost, and how much the heirs of Frost 
retained I can not say. \Yhatever it was seems to have come 
into the possession of the heirs of William Leighton. The 
inventory of Nicholas Frost's estate, 1663, mentions "The house 
& Land at Kittery, Joyneing to Willia Leighton, by estimation 
30 acer^." The inventory of the estate of John Frost of Boston, 
1687, mentions twelve acres here still in the possession of the 
Frost family. In 1651 the town granted to Nicholas Frost 
three hundred and forty acres, "joining on the west to Anthony 
Finery's land and on ye east side of ye land with a brook which 
runs into Agmenticus river." This may have been a compensa- 
tion for taking away a part- of Wannerton's gift and awarding 
it to Shapleigh. ( )ther grants were made to Nicholas Frost 
from time to time till he had one of the largest estates in Kittery. 
Just when he built his house on the southern slope of Frost's 
hill is not known, but it was probably about the time the grant 
of land was made, 1651. It was a garrison house built of- large 
hewn square logs. 

There is conclusive evidence that Nicholas Frost was on the 
coast of Maine as early as 1632. He probably returned to 
Fngland for his family and came again in 1634. He was born 
in Tiverton, Devonshire, 25 .April 1585. He was chosen con- 
stable in i').|o and he served repeatedly as one of the selectmen, 
lie was a man of force and leadership and reared a distinguished 






In our sail up the Pascataqua we have now arrived opposite a 
historic place, called Hilton's Point, on Dover Xeck. Here the 
first settlement in this region of the country was made by 
Edward and William Hilton, in 1623. It is probable that some 
of those who came with the Hiltons soon made their homes on the 
east side of the river Newichawannock, as it was called by the 
Indians, from this point upwards. 

The first grant above the lot of Nicholas Frost, afterward 
William Leighton's, was the earliest one recorded. It was from 
the Laconia Company to Capt. Thomas Cammock, 2 June 1633. 
It was confirmed to Cammock by a deed from 'Walter Neale, 
agent of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, i May 1634, and described as a 
piece of land on the east shore of the Pascataqua, "where William 
Hilton lately planted corne, being bounded on the north side with 
a small Creeke known by the name of Cammocks Creeke and on 
the south side with a smali Rivolett abutting upon the lands 
alotted unto Thomas Wannerton gent.'' Here is our reason for 
saying that Wannertcn first owned the lands possessed later by 
Frost, Leighton and Shapleigh. Cammock sold this tract to John 
Treworgy, 10 Jan. 1636, who seems to have acted as agent for his 
grandfather, Alexander Shapleigh, the same who had five 
hundred acres at Kittery Point. The tract extended half way to 
York River and contained about seven hundred and fifty acres. 
Here his son, Nicholas Shapleigh, made his home, at "Sandy 
Hill," and Cammock's Creek came to be called Shapleigh's Creek. 
It is better to hold onto the first names. 

Mention is made in 1633 that \Yilliam Hilton had been plant- 
ing corn over in Maine. Was this an old Indian corn-field, and 
did Hilton live at the Neck opposite and row across to cultivate 
his field? So some have thought. The Court Records, perhaps, 
furnish a clue. Oct. 25. 1653, William Hilton recovered judg- 
ment in the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds against Ann 


Mason, executrix of the will of Capt. John Mason of London, 
deceased. Of this sum fifty pounds were for the proprietary of 
his land, which the defendant took from him, and for the vacancy 
of one year's time and cutting down his house and for other inju- 
ries, ten pounds, and for the interest for the whole sixty pounds 
for the term of one and twenty years, one hundred pounds. 
Twenty-one years previous to 1653 carries us back to 1632, the 
time when \Yilliam Hilton was planting corn on the estate after- 
ward Shapleigh's. He had a house here and reason for calling 
the land his own. which the Court acknowledged. 

Nicholas, son of Alexander Shapleigh, who built the first 
house at Kittery Point, was one of the most prominent men of 
old Kittery. He served as one of the Provincial Councillors 
from 1644 to 1652 with the exception of one year. He was also 
County Treasurer and one of the Commissioners to hold the first 
term of Court in York County, in June, 1653. He was several 
times on. the Board of Selectmen and Deputy to the General 
Court. He was appointed, in 1656, Major in the Militia. As 
Justice of the Peace he was qualified to marry, and once, in 1660, 
he was presented at Court for marrying Capt. John Mitchell and 
\Yidow Sarah Gunnison before their publication. He gave sym- 
pathy and entertainment to the early Quaker preachers, for which 
he. with two other Selectmen, was deposed from office and dis- 
franchised. Yet he was afterward elected as Deputy. In 1667 
he had command of the Militia in Maine and in 1678 was one of 
the Commissioners to conclude a "peace with Squando and the 
Sagamores on the Amlroscoggin and Kennebec rivers. He was 
extensively engaged in lumbering and milling, owning with 
others mills on Spruce Creek. Cammock's Creek and Sturgeon 
Creek. He had a long lawsuit with Hugh Gunnison about sale 
of land at Kittery Point, the record of which in the Supreme 
Court at Boston has been published in the Maine Historical Col- 
lections. He was in 1674 imprisoned and fined two hundred 
pounds for the ofi'ense that, to use his own words, "I did incon- 
siderately and out of foolish pity receive and conceale William 
fforrest and two others being in a sudden hurry, my compassion 
overcoming mv reason." 1 These were accused of piracy. His 
sister. Katharine Hilton, sent in a touching petition that he be 

Coll. VI. 40. 


released, reminding the Court that "38 years since, in a time of 
great scarsity, in this land, our father layd out a good estate, for 
the supply of this Country, the setleing some part of it, & in a 
season of there want supplyed them soe reasOnabley with provis- 
ions, that it was thankfully accepted and acknowledged by the 
Authority then in being." 1 He was at one time owner of Sebas- 
codigan Island, off the coast of Harpswell. The town of Shap- 
leigh was named in honor of him, he having once bought that 
township of Francis Small. He was killed at the launching of a 
vessel at the shipyard of John Diamond, at Kittery Foreside, 29 
April 1682. A spar struck him on the head as the vessel moved. 
The early prosperity of Kittery was due as much to this man as 
to any other. He left no children, and his nephew, John Shap- 
leigh, inherited his estate. The farm at "Sandy Hill" has been 
held by a Shapleigh ever since about 1636. 

The bridge near the mouth of Cammock's or Shapleiglvs 
Creek is a recent affair. In the old times there was only a lane 
along the river and a fording place here. The dam was a few 
rods west of the present bridge, and the mill was at the northerly 
end of the dam. In the will of Samuel Hill, dated 28 Aug. 1713, 
mention is made of "the Saw mill, griest Mill and Wind Mill, as 
also the Dwelling House and Land Lying and adjoyning to Shap- 
leigh's Creek.'' Hill owned an interest in the mills. 

The next lot above Shapfeigh was owned first by Edward 
Small, to whom it was granted by Thomas Gorges, 28 July 1643. 
It contained a hundred acres, "lying between the two Creekes." 
Small had built a dwelling house and cultivated a field. He came 
to the Pascataqua about 1632 and is said to have been a kinsman 
of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. He was a magistrate in 1640. We 
find him at the Isles of Shoals in 1653. Perhaps he went back to 
England. Francis Small, afterward of Dover and Kittery, is 
thought to have been his son. 

Small sold this lot to Antipas Maverick, 23 June 1647. Feb- 
!/ J 653, the town granted and confirmed to Antipas Maverick 
"all that tract of land where he now liveth betwixt ye two Creeks, 
the Creek on ye South Side of his house called and known by 
ye name of Mill Creek and ye Creek on ye Xorth Side of ye tract 

'Coll. of Me. Hist. Society. Vol. V. pp. 38-9. 


of land comonly known by ye name of Daniel's Creek." This 
locates Maverick's house near the mouth of Shapleigh's or Cam- 
mock's Creek and north of it. A mortgage in 1661 describes it 
as "on the South East sid'e bounded by the Mill cricke & on the 
North East side by a Cricke sometime known by ye name of 
Danjell Dauises 1 Cricke." The lot ran back to Sturgeon Creek. 
Exception was made to land enclosed and possessed by William 
Ellingham, granted unto him for twenty-one years. "And alsoe 
except those Two Tracts of Land granted by the Town of Kittery 
unto Nicholas Frost & Anthonie Emerie, if they shall happen or 
appeare to be within the bounds of the aformentionecl Land," A 
deed in 1686 calls the two creeks "Daniels Creek & Camocks 

There is some cause for thinking that Antipas Maverick was 
brother to Samuel Maverick of Noddies Island, or East Boston. 
If so. he was the son of the Rev. John Maverick of Dorchester. 
Antipas was of the Isles of Shoals in 1647. He signed the sub- 
mission of 1652 and was licensed to keep an ordinary in 1659. 
He had a brother, Moses, who lived in Marblehead. Antipas 
Maverick died in 1678. 

The one hundred acres of Maverick were increased by grants 
from the town, and the whole estate was sold by his heirs, at 
different times. Samuel Hill seems to have bought two pieces, 
one next to Shapleigh's Creek, which he willed to his son, Samuel, 
and another, bought in 1686, further north, which he willed to 
his son, Benjamin. Alexander Dennett bought, 7 June 1682, 
forty acres, being thirty rods in breadth on the river. Then 
came a lot once occupied by William Ellingham, a lumberman, 
which passed to John Shapleigh and from him to Edward Ayers. 
This takes us to "Daniels Creek." Then came the upper lot of 
Samuel Hill, lying "between ye lotts of John Morrell & Edward 
Ayers." 2 This estate has remained in the Hill family ever since. 
Samuel Hill was the son of John Hill of Dover. He married 
Elizabeth Williams in 1680 and settled in Kittery soon after. He 
owned land also in Portsmouth. 

'Daniel Davis witnessed a deed in 1648 and signed the submission to 
Massachusetts in 1652. His creek is probably Hill's Creek to-day. 
'York Deeds XI. 112. 


The lot next to Hill on the north was granted, i Xov. 1654, to 
Anthony Emery. Henry Pouning was then on his north and 
there was a certain cove between them. The house of Emery 
and a small piece of land had been bought by him of John White, 
15 Nov. 1648. 'White moved a little north, as we shall see. He 
seems to have lived at Kittery Point and at Crooked Lane before 
moving to this region. Emery had kept an ordinary at Dover 
Neck as early as 1643 an( l ne was licensed to keep one here in 
Kittery in 1650. His farm passed to his son, James, who in 1673 
sold it to Abraham Conley. John Morrell bought it of Conley, 
27 July 1676, in exchange for land further north. This place has 
remained for more than two centuries in the Morrell family. 
Here was a ferry, in the old times, across to Nicholas Harford's 
on the Dover side. It was kept by Morrell and later by Harford. 
Henry Kirke and wife, Ruth, lived on a two-acre lot near by, 
which Morrell later added to his estate. 

North of John Morrell was a lot of six acres granted by the 
town to Henry Penning, 3 March 1651. He lived in Boston, 
where his family are recorded, and died about 1665. His widow, 
Elizabeth, and children, Sarah, Mary, Daniel, and Elizabeth, who 
had married Jonathan l>ridgham, sold this lot, in 1684, to Jabez 
Jenkins. It was then thus bounded : "John White next Henry 
Pounding on the North, now in ye hands of Robert Allene, & the 
land formerly belonging to Anthony Emery, on ye South, now 
In the possession of John Morrall." 1 Jabez was the son of Rey- 
nold Jenkins, who has been mentioned several times. Reynold 
was in the service of John Winter at Richmond's Island as early 
as 1634. He was living here on the Newichawannock about 1640 
and is mentioned in 1683. He was affiliated with the Quakers 
from the beginning of their preaching in Dover and Kittery, and 
he and neighboring Eriemls were more than once presented at 
Court for not attending the services of the church on the Lord's 

March 3, 1651. there was granted to John White a lot ''next 
unto Pounings twenty-four rods by the water side and so back into 
the woods unto the way that goes from cold harbour unto Stur- 
geon Creek." This "pcell of land and housing" was "assigned 
to William Thompson and his heirs forever at a town meeting at 

'York Deeds IV. 27. 


Kittery by the above named White" 15 Oct. I656. 1 John 
and James Thompson, sons of William, sold this, 20 
March 1/08, to Francis Allen, and it has been held in the 
Allen family ever since. At the time of the last sale it was 
bounded "on the north with the land formerly belonging to Philip 
Benmore and Nicholas f frost now in the possession of John Mor- 
rell Junr and on the South with the land of Jabez Jenkins/' con- 
taining twenty acres. 

Philip Benmore bought his lot of James Emery. Benmore's 
daughter. Temperance, married Charles Adams, Jr., of Oyster 
River, who sold it, 26 March 1682, to John Morrell. Charles 
Adams, Senior, with a family of nine was killed by Indians soon 
after this sale. It appears that Temperance escaped, for she as 
a widow acknowledged the deed in 1696. 

The lot next north was owned by Nicholas Frost, Jr., and 
passed from his heirs to Jabez Jenkins in 1696. Xorth of this lot 
and reaching to the mouth of Sturgeon Creek was the old Frye 
homestead, where Adrian Frye was living, probably as early as 
1663, the date when he is first mentioned as witness to a deed. 
His son, William, inherited the place, and sold ten acres of it, the 
point lying between the river and Sturgeon Creek, to Philip Pike, 
4 April 1713. It was "commonly called Frys Point," and there 
was reserved "a burying Place of three Rod Long & Two Rod 
Wide fronting on Dover River." The original grants from 
Cammock's Creek to Sturgeon Creek were soon cut up into 
smaller lots and were transferred so often that it is difficult to 
trace them. We have tried to find the original settlers only. This 
was a busy place and more thickly settled than most parts of the 
town. The occasion of this was the mills on Cammock's and 
Sturgeon Creeks. Four ordinaries, or inns, are mentioned in this 
region, at Everett's, Maverick's. Emery's, and Jenkins'. The 
ferry at "Cold Harbour Point" and the road thereto from Stur- 
geon Creek are mentioned as early as 1651. These indicate the 
line of travel to and from Dover. 

Old deeds refer to the whole river front from Emery's, later 
Morrell's, to the mouth of Sturgeon Creek as "Cold Harbour," 
"Cole Harbour," "Coole Harbor," and various other spellings. 
The small inns of England, where shelter without fire could be 

'Kitterv Records. 


found, were named "Cold Harbors." This name was, doubtless, 
applied to the ordinary which Anthony Emery was licensed to 
keep in 1650, in connection with his ferry. He may have hung 
out his sign with that name. Soon the name indicated a region 
and gradually it extended itself up as far as Sturgeon Creek, just 
as Thompson's Point moved about from one place to another, as 
we shall soon see. The location of the earliest house at Cold 
Harbor is shown by a cellar between an elm tree and the river 
bank. The ferry landing was perhaps twenty rods north of this 
and the road to it is still easily traced. The Morrell burial 
ground is on the northerly slope of a hill, southwest of the cellar. 

The tract of swamp and upland, covered with pine timber, 
lying between Sturgeon Creek and a cove above it, was granted 
at an early date to merchants and lumbermen. Stephen Green- 
ham is one of the earliest mentioned, who had his "wigwam." or 
lumber camp, near "Greenham's Gutt," the little rivulet that 
empties into Mast Cove. John Wincoll declared that he bought 
Greenham's lot for "my brother," Thomas Kroughton, and paid 
him six pounds therefor. The statement is found in the Records 
of the Supreme Court in Hoston. \Yilliam Ellingham was 
another who owned timber land here and built him a house near 
the mill on Sturgeon Creek. He married a daughter of Thomas 
Booth of York, sold out to Thomas Brotighton, and is found later 
in York as a carpenter. Hroughton carried on business here and 
at Quamphegan for some years. In 1651 the town made a grant 
to Nicholas Shapleigh of lumber in this tract. He erected mills 
and, lest the owners of land on Sturgeon Creek should be dam- 
age;!, he gave a bond to the inhabitants "to keepe two Cannows 
on the up side of the sd Damme, for their transportation, & like- 
wise wn the sd inhabitants shall find thejre marshes to be over- 
llowne at any tyme, wn it may hurt them, upon notis from them, 
to take up the wast gates," and also to deliver boards to the inhab- 
itants at three shillings per hundred. 1 

All this land seems to have been regranted by the town a few 
years later. Many of the inhabitants of this region had a few 
acres of marsh here. A settler would have a grant of wooded 
upland in one place and a small amount of marsh land several 
miles distant in some cases. This was because grass and hay 

'York Deeds I. 17. 




were scarce before much of the land had been cleared. A piece 
of swale grass or an old Indian corn field was a valuable 

The first settler that is known immediately north of the 
mouth of Sturgeon Creek was Christopher Banfield or Banefield. 
He married Grace, widow of Richard Miller, and later Sarah 
( Libby-Tidy ) Rogers. The earliest mention of him is in 1672, 
and he is called sergeant in 1700. He wrote his name and acted 
as a surveyor. On the occasion of his marriage to widow 
Rogers he deeded to John Tidy, her son by a former marriage, 
forty acres "on the Xorthwest side of Sturgeon Creek," "abutting 
on Xewichawannock River." There is no record of Banfield's 
family. Samuel Uanfield witnessed a deed in Kittery in 1709, and 
Hugh Hanfield witnessed a will in Portsmouth in 1715. 

John Tidy and his family lived here many years and gave their 
name to "Tidy's Swamp" near by. The surname has been long 
extinct, though there are many descendants. March 5' l &99, the 
town granted to John Morrell thirty acres north of Christopher 
P>anfield"s, fronting on the river seventeen poles. Morrell sold 
this to Tidy in 1710. John Hoyt then owned a piece of land east 
of this, the same who afterward lived in Xewington, X. H. 

It seems that Abraham Conley owned some marsh next above 
Tidy, three and a half acres of which he sold to Peter YVittum in 

June I, 1676, John and Jonathan Xason had a grant of one 
hundred acres of which John deeded his share to his nephew, 
Jonathan Xason. Jr., in 1702. It extended up to "the brook that 
runs into Mast Cove," "above \Yaymouths improved land." 
That is the brook that has been called "Greenham's Gutt." The 
cove is called, in the deed of 1676, "upper Mast Cove." probably 
to distinguish it from Mast Cove near Franks Fort and another 
just below Fliot Xeck. Thirteen acres of the estate of Jonathan 
Xason. senior, were sold, 14 June 1703, to his son-in-law, Henry 
Snow. This bordered on Fdward \Vaymouth's land, "lying at 
the hea.l of a creek commonlv called by ye name of Mast Creek," 
which land had been previously owned by Anthony Emery and 
by James Emery. 

Xext above Jonathan Xason's. on the river, lying between 
Mast Cove and Creek and the next creek above, is a neck or point 


of land of about fifty acres, which the Indian Sagamore, Rowles, 
sold, if it could be called a sale, to Katherine Treworgy, 3 Oct. 
1651, "for two bottles of Liquor to me in hand paid." It was 
''commonly known by the name of Tomsons Poynt, an ould Corne 
ground which I the said Rowls have formerly made use of & 
improved." 1 It was tnereafter sometimes called "Trueworgy's 
Point," "lying between two Cricks." Katharine Treworgy mar- 
ried \Yilliam Hilton and in 1674 sold this land to her son. Samuel 
Treworgy, who in turn deeded it to Richard Chick. His son, 
Richard, sold it to Peter Dixon. who sold it to Joseph Goold, 11 
July 1/09. It was long the homestead of the Goold family. 

The earliest mention of Thompson's Point in Kittery that I 
have found is in a town grant to Thomas Broughton. 4 Oct. 1650, 
of land above Sturgeon Creek extending "towards Tompson's 
Point." In the deed above cited it is said that the place long 
possessed by the Goold family was commonly known as Thomp- 
son's Point before 1651. \\'hy was it so called? 

Thomas Gorges granted to Francis AYilliams and wife, 
Hellen, one thousand acres of land lying "on the northeast side 
of the River Pascattaquack over against Tompsons pointe, wch is 
bounded with the most northerly brooke or creeke commonly 
calle'! the blacke creeke. next adioyneing to Sagamor Rnnacwitts 
old planting ground on the north, and from thence alongst the 
said River to run Downe towards the harbours mouth unto a 
creeke or cove next adiacent Amiciskeg point so called by the 
natives on the south, containing in length upon the said River 
aboute half a mile more or lesse." This was recorded 13 Aug. 
1644. though it was probably written at an earlier date. Thomp- 
son's Point, then, in 1644, was over in Dover and on the southern 
shore where the Cochecho River joins the Xewichawannock. 
"Thorn.- ons point house" is found in the Dover tax list of 1648. 
Some have supposed that \\illiam Thompson lived there, but 
there is no statement to that effect, and \Yilliam Thompson is not 
mentioned till 1656. The more probable supposition is that the 
point was name.! for David Thompson, the first settler at the 
mouth of the Pascataqua. He must have explored all this region 
and may have built a house here as well as at Little Harbor. At 
any rate the name. Thompson's Point, soon began to be applied 
to the point opposite, in Kittery. A little later the lots north of it 

'York Deeds HI. 10. 


were located, in deeds, "near Thompson's Point." The next 
transfer located the lot "at Thompson's Point." And there \vas 
a special reason for this after 1656, for then Miles Thompson 
began to live just north of the " Black Creek," which thereafter 
was called Thompson's Brook, and the lot just south of the brook 
was called Thompson's Point. Thus the name migrated from 
Xe\v Hampshire to Maine and up the river. Thompson's Brook 
became the dividing line of the Parish of L'nity, and later the 
boundary between Berwick and Eliot. 

Francis Williams is said to have died in the Barbadoes soon 
after this grant was made to him. Xo one took possession, and 
so the town granted the land to other persons. It was laid out in 
lots of twenty-four rods breadth on the river. Xext north of 
Joseph (ioold lived John Xeal and his son, Andrew. The land 
was originally granted to James Heard and Thomas Ethering- 
ton. It was bounded "on the south by lands granted unto one 
Airs. Katherine Treworgie" and on the north by land "granted 
unto one William Ellingham." This was said in 1676, when 
James Heard's widow. Shuah, deeded the land to John Xeal. 
\Yhen the latter gave it to his son Andrew in 1694, it was 
bounded "on the north by widow ffergusons." 

The transfer of the next lot from William Ellingham to 
Daniel Ferguson is not on record, but Ferguson must have set- 
tled here before 1659. when "the creek by Daniel Ferguson's and 
Anthony Emery's" is mentioned. 1 te and his neighbor. William 
Furbish, together bought land further inland of James Fernery, in 
1667. The dividing line between F'erguson and Furbish was laid 
out by referees in 1680. Both prohablv came from Dover. X. 
11.. where William Furbish is found as early as 1648. 

Xorth of Furbish was a lot of one hundred acres twenty-four 
rods wide, granted by the town to Major Oiarles Frost, 16 Dec. 
1652. In 1664 Frost sold fifty acres of this to William and 
Richard ( Miver, brothers and fishermen of the Isles of Shoals. It 
was described as "near unto the place called Tomson Pnynt" and 
bounded "on the north with |ohn I leards land and on the south 
with Will Furbish his land & on the east with marked trees." It 
passed through several hands to Thomas Rhodes, who had mar- 
ried a daughter of Miles Thompson and bought the Heard lot, 


above named, in 1680. A daughter of Rhodes married Samuel 
Shorey, and he at length got possession of all the land lying 
between \Yilliam Furbish's farm and Thompson's Brook. Here 
the Shoreys lived for many generations. In John Heard's will 
it is declared that one John Ross had a house here before 1675, 
and he was to remain undisturbed in the possession of it so long 
as he lived. 




We are approaching now to a distinct settlement, as we pass 
the month of Black Creek or Thompson's Brook, called later 
Shorey's Brook, with low lands and reedy marsh on both sides. 
\Yhat is now South Berwick was anciently called Newichawan- 
noch, Quamphegan, or the Parish of Unity, and later Berwick. 
The saw-mills on the Great Works River attracted settlers to that 
neighborhood and soon all the river lots were taken, up the river 
to Salmon Falls and down to Thompson's Brook. This took its 
name from Miles Thompson, to whom in 1656 was granted the 
first lot above it. The Thompson family dwelt here for many 

His next neighbor on the north was Nicholas Hodsdon, who, 
June 1 6, 16/4 bought of John \Yincoll thirty acres which Wincoll 
had bought of John Heard in 1651. It had a dwelling house when 
bought by Hodsdon. It was bounded on the south by the lands 
of Miles Thompson and on the north by "Burch Brook Cove," 
and on the east by "the highway that leadeth toward Sturgeon 
Cricke." In 1673 Hodsdon had bought of Peter Wittum forty 
acres just east of this river lot. He probably had had still earlier 
a grant from the town, adjoining the lot purchased. Hodsdon 
came from Watertown and earlier from Hingham, Mass., where 
he was living in 1635. He deeded his homestead to his son, 
Benoni, in 1678, except seven acres whereon his son-in-law, John 
Morrell, was then living. The deed mentions land of "Left 
Plaisted late deceased" on his northern border. In 1679 the forty 
acres bought of "Wittum were deeded to Timothy Hodsdon. 

Roger Paisted had his lot. 13 July 1669, from John Wincoll, to 
whom it was granted by the town in 1652. Lt. Elisha Plaisted 
inherited it and his widow. Flizabeth. sold it in 1693 to John 
Plaisted, senior. It was bounded on the south "with a brooke 
yt runs along by Nicholas Hodsdons land into birch point cove," 
and on the north bv lames Finery's house-lot, "being the length 



of the rest of the lots" and containing eighty acres. In another 
deed it is called "birchen point lot." 1 

Above Lt. Plaisted James Emery had a grant of fifty acres in 
1654, "on the south side of Daniel Goodings Lott, bounded with 
the same Lyne according to order forty-eight roclcl by the water 
sade." Emery sold this, 20 Jan. 1696, to Philip Hubbard, who 


had married a daughter of Daniel (i;!<>d\vin. It was then 
bounded on the north by the land of Daniel Goodwin. Jr. .and by a 
"Small brook and valley which is a parting bounds between sd 
land and Daniel Stones land and from thence running as 
the fence now Stand-; to a tall white oak stump standing within 
Daniel Stone's Garrison." 1 ' The Hubbard Garrison House stood 
on tlu- spot where Isaac Libbv now lives. Mr. Libby has a num- 
ber of bullets, plowed up from the soil near his house. These 
are very suggestive. 

Daniel Goodwin received his lot bv town grant in 1654. It 
wa.- divi led among his sons Daniel and Moses and his son-in-law. 
Daniel Stone, who received five acres of the southwest corner. 

K IV. S<>. 
- IV. <><>. 


The next lot of fifty acres "in the place where Harriet Squire 
had a loote formerly granted," was granted in 1654, to John 
Green, Sen., who, as we have seen, lived at first down by Franks 
Fort. In 1683 his widow, Julian, deeded ,this lot next to Good- 
win to her son-in-law, John Searle, to be divided between her 
grandsons, John Searle, Jr., and John, son of Nicholas Jellison, 
when they should become of age. John Searle, Jr., relinquished 
his claim to his father in 1/07. There is no other mention of 
John Jellison. The Searle family seems to have departed early 
from Kittery. 

"( )n the northwest side of John Green's," Thomas Abbot, who 
married Green's daughter, Elizabeth, had fifty acres. On the 
north and west sides were lands yet in common. By a vote of 
the town in 1652 the "fowling marshes" above Birch Point were 
declared to be common land. They extended from Birch Point 
to Peter Grant's Point. Here any inhabitant might cut hay and 
thatch grass. One Benjamin Waymouth of Dover, in 1700, car- 
ried off some thatch grass from this place, for which there was 
legal action against him for the recovery of five pounds. These 
"thatch Banks" were let by the town to John Cooper in 1710. 

Xext above Thomas Abbot was a lot granted to John Lamb, 
15 July 1656. He sold it to James Emery, and Emery sold it to 
Peter Grant, 21 Oct. 1659. l The Grants occupied this lot for 
many generations. 

Above Peter Grant the next lot was that of John Taylor, 
granted in 1655, fifty acres "on the north side of John Lambs lott 
and called by the name of brisparns cove." It is called elsewhere 
"( hiisiprus Cove." Taylor died about 1690, leaving a widow, 
Martha, and daughters, Mary ; Katherine, who married Charles 
Cahan and administered his estate in 1688; Sarah, who married 
Elisha Clark ; Deliverance, who married William Goodwin ; and 
Abigail, who married Moses Goodwin. The widow died about 
1702. The farm passed to her son-in-law, William Goodwin, 
and long remained in the possession of the Goodwin family. 

James Warren came next, whose lot was laid out 15 July 1656, 
"on the north side of John Taylor's lot." His daughter, Grizel, 
married Richard Otis, who was killed at the massacre of Cochecho 
in 1689. She was carried as a captive to Canada and there it is 

'York Deeds III. 14. 


recorded on her testimony that James Warren was a native of 
Berwick, Scotland, and that his wife, Margaret, was a native of 
Ireland. James Warren, Jr., became a leading citizen, being 
often selectman, commissioner, and surveyor. The name Warren 
has survived in Berwick until the present. Warren's estate 
fronted on Cow Cove, shown on page twenty-two, 

Alexander Maxell received his grant of land the same day as 
Warren. Maxell settled in York and sold this grant to John 
Xeal. who in 1662 sold twenty-five acres of it to Xathan Lord. 
Lord probably came over with Abraham Conley, whose daughter 
Judith was his first wife. This was before 1640. He is first 
mentioned as a signer of the submission to Massachusetts in 1652. 
He doubtless lived with Conley near Cold Harbor, and, after his 
marriage to Martha Everett, in the lower part of Berwick, east 
from the country road. The place is called "Mount Misery" in a 
deed, referring presumably to Rocky Hill, called also Craggy Hill. 
The place of his later sojourn belonged to a region called "Old 
Fields," stretching south from Great Works River for some dis- 
tance. It was probably an old Indian planting ground. Here he 
had a garrison house, which long ago was demolished. The 
Lords are found still in Berwick and almost everywhere else, for 
they are very numerous and have borne an honored name. 

Xext north of Lord's were the two hundred acres of Richard 
Xason. Feb. 4, 1664, he sold to Xathan Lord nine acres, 
"adjoining unto Certain lands of ye sayd Lord, wch hath been 
& now is in the possession of ye sayd Lord," and "runs along by 
the head of the secund swampe on the southeast over the brooke," 
and "on the Xorth & by East, directly from Richd Xaysons 
Barne, it is bounded with Certen marked trees, marked with two 
letters R & X & is part of a great Prcell of land granted upto the 
sayd Richd Xayson by ye grant of the Town of Kittery." 1 In 
1694 Xason deeded this place to his sons, Benjamin and Baker. 
It was then bounded "on the south with the land of Widdow 
Lord" and on the Xorth with the "lands that were late Thomas 
Spencers deceased," and on the west with the tide water. In 
1654 Xason sold to George Leader for John Beex and Co. a strip 
of land four rods wide "beginning at pipe Stave poynt & soe 
downe along the river unto the next fresh water Cricke." It con- 

'Y'-rk Di-i-ds III. 27. 



taincd "one acre more or less lying 1 upon ye Side of the River 
commonly called Pipe staff point, formerly bought of Richard 
Nason." So it is described in 1687, in a deed from Robert Tufton 
Mason, grandson and heir of Capt. John Mason, to Eliakim 
Hutchinson of lioston. It is one of the oldest landmarks in old 
Kittery. It is mentioned in the Dover Town Records of 1639, 
and Richard Xason was living there at that date. The place is 
often mentioned as the Lower Landing or Pipe Stave Landing. 


It was the head of navigation at low tide, and when Pipe Staves 
were the most common form of currency must have been a very 
busy place. 

It awakens curiosity to find Richard Xason here in 1639 or 
earlier, in peaceful possession of a large tract of land adjoining 
to Mason's grant, yet never mentioned as one of the company sent 
over bv Mason. He may have had charge of the Landing, then 
much in use. Col. Jonathan I lamilton lived here at the time of 
the American Revolution and built the house shown in the accom- 
panying illustration. Here is the opening scene in The Tory 
Lover, written by a gifted lad}" of the Parish of Unity. Miss Sarah 
Orne lewett. 


Xext north of Richard Xason were the two hundred acres 
granted by the town to Thomas Spencer, but occupied by him 
long before the grant. In 1662 he deeded twelve acres of this to 
his son-in-law, Thomas Etherington, "bounded with the lands of 
Richcl Xason on ye or nere ye South and West/' adjoining unto 
lands of Daniel Goodwin on the Xorth and East. The same day 
he gave to his son-in-law, John Gattinsby, twelve acres east of 
Etherington. Aug. 14, 1667, Spencer gave to his son-in-law, 
Daniel Goodwin, six acres "\Yron his house & barne now stands." 
Oct. 20, 1663, he deeded to his son, William Spencer, land lying 
along the river. July 20, 1676, he deeded thirty acres to his son, 
Humphrey Spencer, east of Goodwin's land and bounded "on the 
northwest by the highway that leadeth toward York." This 
highway is called, in i/n, "The path that leads from Xiche- 
\vanock meeting house to York line," showing that roads in the 
early days were little more than bridle paths. The residue of 
Spencer's two hundred acres, the eastern part, furthest from the 
river, was given to Moses Spencer. 

We have now arrived at the "Assabumbeducke River at Xew- 
gawanacke," so called in an inventory in 1669. This was the 
name given by the Indians, though it is oftener called, in old 
deeds, the Little Xe.vichawannock. The mills built by Chad- 
bourne, Mason's agent, in 1634, after Mason's death fell into dis- 
use and then into misuse, for his servants appropriated to them- 
selves all that they could carry off. In 1651 the town granted to 
Richard and George Leader 1 the use of this mill privilege with 

'Richard Leader was formerly employed in Ireland about mines and 
came to Xe\v England in 1645 to superintend iron works at Lynn, Mass. 
He had wife and two children and called Richard Cutt "my brother." He 
went to London in 1652 with remonstrance to Cromwell against the usurpa- 
tions of Mass. He was in Kittery in 1653 and 1654 and had five grants of 
land. Robert Jordan was appointed to administer his estate 27 Dec. 1661. 
A daughter. Ann. married Mr. Clark of Portsmouth and had a daughter 
Sarah. She calls herself "only surviving child" in 1670. See Dean's Capt. 
John Mason, pp. 92-3. 

Cieorge Leader was brother of Richard. He settled at Newichawannock 
in 1652 and was juryman in 1664. Feb. 13, 1652, Joseph Mason brought 
action in Norfolk County against Richard Leader for tresspass. "for build- 
ing and erecting certaine houses on our lands att Newitchewanick. 

& for cutting downe our tymber there to erect a saw mill in our Antient 
possessed place whereon wee formerly began and do intende to pceed in ye 
like worke imeadiately." 


lands adjacent within the limit of a quarter of a mile on both sides 
of the river. The Leaders set up a gang of nineteen saws, which 
made such an impression upon the people round about that the 
place was called "(ireat Works." It is called so on the town 
records 2 Feb. 1663, and the river itself soon came to be known 
as the (ireat Works River, which name abides. 

After the death of the Leader brothers the mill fell into dis- 
use. An inventory made in 1669 mentions "A broaken house 
ready to fall, & a barne much out of repayre, two orchards with 
out fence with a Tract of Lands lijng on both sides the River 
esteemed at foure hundred Acers more or less grante.l by the 
Town, Meddow at Tottanocke & at boabissa pond, & Whittes & 
Parkers Marsh, the broaken Mill with the Irons & Ytensills, the 
Falls and Tymber grant, the Smyths shopp with bellows Anvell, 
beckorne vice Sledg Hammer & some ould Irons, ffoure halfe 
hundred wieghtts. An Iron beame, an ould Copper & an ould 
Kettle, & two ould Iron potts." The whole was appraised at 


{'Hakim and William Hutchinson. brothers, got possession of 
the property and rented it to various tenants, the chief of whom 
was Roger I'laistel. Sept. 19, 1717, Martha Lord, aged about 
seventy-seven years, deposed that "She verv well remembers mr 
Tuckers living at (ireat Works after mr Leader Left ye place 
which was upwards of sixty years agon And further this Deponat 
Saith that mr Rogers Plaisted dweld at ye Same place fifty Seven 
years agone or thereabouts and he & his Sons have Mostly been in 
Possession Fver since. And further Saith that ye Town of Ber- 
wick from Sturgeon Creek up to To/iars above Salmon falls hath 
been inhabited above Sixtv years."- Mav 23, 1720, Daniel ( iood- 
win. aged sixtv-foitr and upwards, testified that Roger Plaisted 
rented (ireat Works mills of Hutchinson fifty years agone, and 
after him Thomas Dowty and several other tenants of Hutchin- 
son. :; John Lamb's landing place is mentioned in Goodwin's tes- 
timonv. This was on the (ireat Works River, near the head of 


the land granted to Leader, a "place Called John Lamb's Landing 
Place where Hee burned Char-Coales." 1 

The next settler north of the mill grant was Humphrey Chad- 
bourne, who bought of the Sagamore Roles or Rowls, 10 May 
1643, "Half a Mile of Ground which lieth betwixt the Little River 
& the Great River to begin at the X^orther Side of ye old Ground." 
"Mr. Roles doth except a Parcel of Ground called by the Name 


Coniphegan wch he doth keep for himself." Three years later 
Roles confirmed a sale to Chadboiirne of his fish weir at "Little 
John's Falls," reserving for himself the right to as many small 
alewives as lie wanted and "Half ve great Alewives that shall be 
taken at that Ware from Time to Time for ever." These falls 
are the succession of rapids in the Xewichawannock River, oppo- 
site the land bought by Chadbourne.- 

1 lie tract of land called Ouamphegan. or Ouampeagan, was 
the private estate of Sagamore Rowles, it seems. March 19, 
1650. he sold it to Thomas Spencer for five pounds. It was "a 

: Cf. York Deeds. III. 92. 
'York Deed>. I. 6. 7. 


Parcell of Land called by the Xame of Quamphegon & bounded 
betwixt the two little fresh Creeks nearest adjoyning unto the 
same & the uppermost Bounds in Length to go to the First little 
Swam]) that lieth at the upper End of the said Ground. 1 The 
name was extended to the falls near the present bridge at South 
Berwick, and then to the river and to a region on both sides of 
the river. In a deed from John Clark to Thomas Abbot, 3 Sept. 
1701, the parcel of land sold by Sagamore Rowles is described 


as "bounded on ve Southwest side by ye brook next below the 
falls and by Humphev Chadbourn's ffarm and on ye Xorthwest 
end bv land of John Crafford, the maine river and Salmon fall 
brook bounding the remainder." In a deed from Thomas Abbot 
to his son, 30 Jan. 17 10, fifty acres are described as being "in 
Dover, at a place commonly called by the name of Quamphegan." 
John Lnvering and son John had dwelt there since 1663.- 

As early as 1652 Capt. Thomas Wiggin and Mr. Simon Brad- 
street had erected a saw-mill here. Thomas Broughtoir dis- 

'York Deeds. I. 1 8. 

'York Deeds, VII. 173 and Landmarks of Ancient Dover, p. 213. 

"Thomas Broughton. merchant, of Boston, was a brother-in-law of 
Capt. John YVincoll. He owned largely in the mills at Sturgeon Creek 
and at Salmon Falls, as well as at Quamphegan. His wife's name was 


puted ownership with them. He had bought Quamphegan of 
Spencer. The date of the deed is lacking, but the town con- 
firmed the sale of half of Quamphegan Falls by Spencer to 
Broughton, 7 Oct. 1751. It was "over against ye Falls whereon 
is planted a Saw Mill commonly known by the name of Capt. 
Wiggines & Mr. Bradstreets Saw Mill together with the sd Falls 
on which the sd Mill is planted my Propriety extending it selfe 
Halfe way over the sd River called by the name of Quamphegon 
River, The aforesd Land extending it selfe above & below the sd 
Falls bounded with Two Little Fresh Creeks or Rivers nearest 
adjoyning to the same." 

June 9, 1659, there were granted by the town to Roger Plaisted 
one hundred acres at Salmon Falls, "bounded on the southeast by 
a fresh water brook that bounds Mr. Thomas Broughton's land." 
Plaisted, then, was the settler next in order on the river. The 
brook mentioned was Salmon Falls Brook, so often called. It is 
now locally known as Hog Point Brook. The same day sixty 
acres were granted to William Love, "adjoining to Roger 
Plaisted's lot, above the Salmon Falls." William Love was liv- 
ing here as early as 1655, when "William Love's Bridge" is men- 
tioned in a deed. He was taxed in Dover in 1658, was licensed 
to keep a public house of entertainment in 1680, in Berwick, and 
was one of the selectmen in 1683. 1 1 is house was captured by 
Indians in 1689. Xov. 28, 1688, Samuel Willis, Esq., of Hart- 
ford, married his widow, Mary Love. She died before 1695, and 
Willis sold to John Taylor of Hampton, his "late wife's brother," 
the estate of William Love. Taylor sold it, two hundred acres, 
to Fdward Sargent in 1697, and Sargent sold it in 1707 to Ichabod 
Plaisted. Tims the two original grants above named became 
united in the possession of the Plaisted family. 

Mary, and the births of seven children are recorded in Boston. Besides 
these George, John, and FJi/abeth Broughton. who had grants of land in 
1672. in Berwick, were his children. George Broughton married Pearne 
or, J'crne - , and had five children recorded in Boston, 1667-1677. 
lie died before 1701, leaving daughter, Rachel, who married Thomas Row 
if Ho-ton. Mary Broughton. Rebecca, who married Kdward Cowel of 
Truro. Ma--., and Sarah Johnson. 

J'lhn. son of Thomas Broughton. born in 1647. as a deposition shows, 
married Abigail, daughter of Rev. John Reyner of Dover, X. II. He died 
before 1710. leaving Nathaniel of Boston, daughter Mary, wife of Jacob 
ffowle of \Vohurn. Mas-., and daughter Abigail Broughton. His widow, 
Abigail, had married a .Mr. Kendall before 24 March 1709-10. 





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William Pile or Pyles had the next lot north of William Love 
and sold it to James Smith before 1663. It was granted to Pile 
26 Oct. 1659 and contained fifty acres. James Smith willed it 
to his son, James, in 1687, and the latter sold it to Joseph Pray, 
24 May 1703. It was then forty rods wide on the river and ran 
back till it included one hundred and thirty-six acres. The 
Prays long dwelt here. 

In 1659 the town granted to Richard Tozier sixty acres 
"adjoining to William Pyles lott above the Salmon falls." Here 
Tozier had a garrison house, and here he was killed by Indians 
1 6 Oct. 1675. The house was standing till within half a century. 
The house occupied by Charles Collins now marks its 
site. Xathan Lord, who married Martha Tozier, lived here. 

Xext above Tozier John '\Vincoll had a grant of one hundred 
acres n Dec. 1662. The same day fifty acres next north were 
granted to George Yeasy, which he and wife, Mary, soon sold to 
\Vincoll. The southern half of his own lot Wincoll sold to 
Benoni Hodsdon, 31 May 1671. John Wincoll came to Kittery 
from Watertown, Mass., and signed the submission of 1652. He 
was representative to the General Court in 1653, ID \54 and 1655, 
and was often selectman. He returned to Watertown for a 
time and represented that town at General Court in 1658. With 
the Broughtons and John Hull he was interested in the saw- 
mills at Salmon Falls and had extensive grants of land and lum- 
ber above the Falls. He served many years as Justice of the 
Peace and Associate Judge and again represented Kittery at Gen- 
eral Court in 1675, 1677 and 1678. He was for many years a 
surveyor and laid out most of the original lots in Berwick. He 
was captain in the militia and in 1675 while he was with his 
company at Scarborough his house at Salmon Falls was burned 
by Indians. He served for a time as Clerk of Courts and Regis- 
ter of Deeds and of Probate. He was killed by a fall from his 
horse 22 Oct. 1694. He married Mary Etherington about 1675 
and ( Hive, widow of Roger Paisted, before I683- 1 

John YYincoll of Portsmouth, mariner, and wife, Deborah, 
sold the homestead of Capt. John Wincoll at Salmon Falls to 
John, son of James Smith, 6 March, 1709. 

'Sec York Deeds. IV. 86 and p. 11 (if the Preface. 


Clement Short had a grant of the next fifty acres, 1 1 Dec. 
1662. Clement Short, Jr., had a grant in 1685. Thomas Short 
of Boston sold this lot granted to his father in 1662 to John Key 
and William Grant, 25 Dec. 1706. This was probably the 
Thomas Short who married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. John 
and Mehitable Frost of Boston. 

The next four lots were granted on the same date as the last 
three, 1 1 Dec. 1662, to John Key, James Grant, James Barry, and 
Mictim Mclntire in order, proceeding north. They were all 
thirty rods in breadth by the river side and extended into the 
woods two hundred and sixty-seven rods. Additional grants 
were made at the head of these lots a few years later. The lots 
of Barry and of Mclntire passed into the possession of Philip 
Hubbard in 1706, the former through William Goodwin and the 
latter through Daniel, son of Mictim Mclntire. who was one of 
the early settlers of York. When Mclntire's lot was laid out, in 
1662, it was "bounded on the north by several marked trees" and 
was, doubtless, the frontier lot. There is no evidence that Mcln- 
tire or Barry lived on these lots. 

The lot granted to James Grant was owned a few years later 
by Edward Toogood, and by him was sold to Timothy Went- 
worth in 1705. Wentworth's descendants still occupy this lot. 
Here he had a garrison. Toogood lived down in the field, nearer 
to the river. An old cemetery is close by. Toogood removed to 

Thus we have sailed up the river and gone around the falls, 
marking the estates of the first settlers. Thousands of descend- 
ants of almost every emigrant will be interested to know the pre- 
cise spot of the original homestead. The location has been indi- 
cated on the maps as nearly as can now be determined. The 
history of the region is not complete till we know the settlers on 
the Xew I fampshire shore, for the river was at first the highway, 
and often the nearest neighbors lived across in ancient Dover. 
On the west side of Salmon Falls Thomas Hanson and Nalph 
Twombly had grants in 1658. Edward Taylor lived just below, 
who later removed to Exeter, [ohn Tuttle and Ezekiel \\ ent- 
worth had grant of mill privilege here in 1701. On the Dover 
side of Ouamphegan Falls lived in earliest times John Lovering, 
near the end nf the present bridge. His son John sold the place 




to Thomas Abbot, and from 1725 onward Benjamin \\'ent worth 
lived bore. Below tbe Falls is a strip of land along the river 
called "Sligo" as early as 1708. At that time Henry Tibbetts had 
a hundred acres here, and next below him lived James Stackpole 
and his son, Philip. His farm now belongs to the estate of the late 
Samuel Hale. The accompanying illustration is presented to 
show the style of the old warehouses that once were seen at short 
intervals along the river. This was the last to be demolished a 
few years ago, and some thoughtful artist lias preserved it. The 
place was called Stackpole's Landing in 1/14. 

Below Stackpole lived Thomas Canney, 2(1, and Henry Hobbs 
built ships near by, and Thomas \Yallingford live;l at Madam's 
Cove. Then came David Hamilton and later Sylvanus Xock and 
the Sligo garrison house, about opposite to Richard Xason's. 
Xext were the houses and lands of Lt. Hatevil Xutter and Benja- 
min YVeymouth. This brings us to \Yilliam Stiles' at St. Albans 
Cove, opposite Xathan Lord's. The land from here to Cochecho 
Point was owned by a company and had no settlers in the old 
time, that I can find. To locate the original settlers on Dover 
X T eck and Bloody Point must be the task of a much needed his- 
torian of ancient Dover. 




It has been shown that there were no permanent settlers in old 
Kittery earlier than 1631 at what is now South Berwick, and a 
few years later at Kittery Point and at what is now called 
Leighton's Point in Eliot. Soon there was felt the need of courts 
and a duly established government. The first court for the 
Province of Maine was held at Saco in 1636. Its proceedings 
contain nothing that pertains to the history of Kittery. At the 
session held in Saco, 25 June 1640, there were present from 
Kittery James Treworgy, Edward Small, Nicholas Frost, John 
Heard, Philip Swaddow, William Everett, John Pickes, Andrew 
Heifor and Peter Wyer. The following from Kittery are 
mentioned as not appearing, Francis Champernowne. Stephen 
Crufford, John Lander, William Wormwood, John Andrews, 
Thomas Withers, John White, John Ugrove, Abraham Conley, 
Samuel Haynes, Edward Starbuck, John Hall, Thomas Spencer, 
Humphrey Chadbourne, and Thomas Brookes. Some of these 
names are never mentioned again as inhabitants of Kittery. and 
Champernowne, Starbuck and Hall were then living in Dover, 
X. H. It seems as though all the known inhabitants of the 
Province were required to make their appearance at Court on 
the 251)1 day of June every year. The functions of the Court 
were legislative as well as judicial. It made laws, appointed 
officers and rendered decisions in cases civil and criminal. 

Some have asserted that there was a combination, for 
government, of the inhabitants dwelling on both sides of the 
Pascataqua in 1640. This was, however, the Dover Combina- 
tion, and a few names are attached to it that before or after that 
date are found in Kittery. but in 1640 they were all dwelling in 
Dover. The "1'iscataqua Plantation" in old records sometimes 
means the settlement on the east side of the river, and sometimes 
it means the settlement at Sandy I'.each, or Rye. and Strawberry 
Hank, or Portsmouth. X. II.. but these settlements on both sides 


of the river were never united under the government of one 
plantation or town. 

Williamson says that "at the court of elections, Oct. 20, 1647, 
the Piscataqua plantations were formed into a town by the name 
of Kittery." 1 I have searched the court records in vain for con- 
firmation of his statement. It is probable that the inhabitants of 
Kittery then began to act as a town. The earliest date on the 
town records is of a meeting held 19 March, 1648. The court 
record, dated 16 Oct. 1649, ' }S as follows: "It is ordered by this 
Court and the power thereof that the Inhabitants of Pascataquack 
within the jurisdiction of this province have the full power of a 
township as any other towns within this jurisdiction have, and 
that all the inhabitants from Brabote Harbor and so eight miles 
above Xewichawanocke with the Isles of Sholes to be within that 
township." The allusion to other towns within the jurisdiction 
is curious, since no other town existed. York had been char- 
tered as a city under the name of Gorgeana in 1641, and the town 
of York dates from 1652. 

As to the origin of the name of Kitterv some have guessed at 
it and stated their guesses as historical facts. I found a statement 
in Hon. Mark Dennett's manuscripts, written by Luther Jenkins, 
that "Kittery was named by Sir Ferdinando Gorges for his oldest 
daughter, Kittrina, and means a pleasant location along the sea 
coast." An interesting legend, or an abbreviated novel, has been 
published to the effect that one Kitty Rye lived in the vicinity of 
the present Fort McClary in 1630 and that a little later she was 
wooed and won by one Philip \Yannerton of Strawberry Bank, 
who was joked by his companions for going over to see Kitty 
Rye. Thus the place came to be called Kittery as a modification 
of her name.- 1 can find no evidence that any such persons ever 
lived. All this belongs to the realm of imagination. It is cer- 
tain that Alexander Shapleigh, who built the first house at Kit- 
tery Point about 1635, came from a place called Kittery Point 
in Kingsweare. near Dartmouth, England, and without 
doubt he gave the name to the spot where he built. Kittery 
Point was so called before the name Kittery was given to the 
township, in all probability. 

'Mist, of Maine Vol. I. p. 303. 
-Old Kliot Vol. II. pp. 21-23. 


The town records give but little insight into the early history 
of the town. The principal business of the first town meetings 
seems to have been to confer grants of land. Old settlers were 
confirmed in the possession of lots they had cultivated for years, 
and new grants were made from time to time, to encourage lum- 
bering and shipbuilding, to attract new settlers, and to supply 
farms to young men who had grown to full age. Even the town 
officials elected are not fully recorded. The first election of Towns- 
men or Selectmen, was 16 July 1648, and Nicholas Shapleigh, John 
Heard and Nicholas Frost were chosen, all from what is now 
Eliot, showing where the greater part of the population then 
lived. In 1651 Thomas Withers, Humphrey Chadbourne and 
Abraham Conley were elected Townsmen; in 1652 they were 
Thomas Withers, Nicholas Shapleigh, John Wincoll, Nicholas 
Frost and Anthony Emery; in 1654 they were Nicholas Shap- 
leigh. John \Yincoll and Anthony Emery: and in 1659 there were 
five, Nicholas Shapleigh. Thomas Withers, Richard Nason, James 
Heard and John Symonds. No other Selectmen are recorded 
before 1660. The fact that a grant of land was made, 14 Feb. 
1648. by Nicholas Shapleigh, John Heard and Nicholas Frost as 
agents for the town, is evidence that these men were Selectmen 
also for the year preceding their recorded election. 

In 1652 William Hawthorne, John Leverett and Henry Bar- 
tholomew were appointed Commissioners to treat with the people 
of Maine, to get them to acknowledge the jurisdiction of Massa- 
chusetts. This commission failed, and another was appointed the 
same year. The second commission was composed of Simon 
Bradstreet, Samuel Svmonds, Thomas Wiggin and I>ryan Pendie- 
ton. Wiggin was from Dover and Pendleton from Great Island, 
now Newcastle, and these well understood the feelings and con- 
dition of the people of Kittery. The Commissioners summoned 
the men of Kittery to "Assemble together before us at the bowse 
of William Everet betweene seuen and eight of the clocke in the 
morning the i6th of this present Nouember." The inhabitants 
accordingly assembled and after some debate they signed a paper, 
a far simiK- of which is here given. The original paper is about 
i-ight inches by six. It has thirty-four signatures, six of which 
are on the back of it. lust half of the number signed their own 


names. Since the other half made their marks in signature to 
deeds, it is evident that they were unable to write. Tn the report 
of the Commissioners an ostensible copy of this paper was pre- 
sented, but the names are arranged in different order, and, more- 
over, seven other names are added, namely, James Emery, 
Christian Remick, George Leader, Nathan Lord, Joseph Milles, 
Philip Babb, Antipas Maverick and William Everett. These did 
not sign the submission. Perhaps they were not present, though 
William Everett should have been at his own house. It is more 
probable that they were persuaded to agree to the submission a 
few days later and after the grant of the commissioners to the 
town had been made. Their report shows that many were reluc- 
tant to sign without stipulated conditions. It says, "After long 
Agitacon with the Inhabitants about the whole business in hand 
they offered to Come vnder the government of Massachusetts 
Provided that the Articles an;l Conditions tendered by themselves 
might be Received as the grounds thereof, which being wholly 
denyed by the Commissioners who tould them they must first sub- 
mitt to the Government and then they should be ready to Affoord 
them such priviledges and Immunities as they should think meete 
to graunt ; wherevppon at length they did submitt." We have 
seen that in the signatures the report of the Commissioners did 
not exactly correspond to the facts. It was an amended or doc- 
tored report. So it was in the matter of the conditions on which 
the submission was signed. Those conditions were formulated 
and dated a few days later, but they were talked over and well 
understood before and at the assembly at the house of William 
Everett. The men of Kittery did not throw themselves blindly 
and unconditionally upon the generosity and liberality of Massa- 
chusetts, and sonic were too stubborn or too shrewd to sign their 
names to any compact till the conditions were "nominated in the 
bond." The conditions were of great importance, as a careful 
perusal of the grant of the Commissioners shows. 

The handwriting of that time is sometimes read with diffi- 
cultv. The document is as follows: 

At a Court holden at Kittery by mr Simon Bradstreet mr 
Samuell Symonds Captaine Wiggin & mr Brian Pendleton Com- 
missions from ye Genall Court of the Massachusetts in Xew 
Ensrl Xovemb i6th 16^2. 



John Bursly complained of for speaking of threatening words 
against the Commissions & such as should submitt to ye 
gouernmt of ye Massachucetts. 

a of witnesses viz Charles ffrost Michaell Brand 

confest ; And upon his submission he was discharged. 

We whose names are written vnder do acknowledg our selves 
subject to the government of the Massachusetts Bay in New 

William Chatburne 
Hugh gunison 
The mark XF of 
Nicholas ffrost 
Humphrey Chadburne. 
Abraham Cunly [Conley] 
Thomas Spencer 
Anthony Emery 
Reginald Jenkins 
John W r hite 
Thomas Jones 
Dennys Downing 
Thomas Durston [Duston] 

Tho Withers 

John Wincoll 

John Simons 

Charles ffrost 

Richard Nason 

Robert Waymouth 

Jhon Greene 

hujbrecht Mattone 

Gowen Willson 

Willi Pallmer 

Mary bachiller 

Jeremiah Shires 

John Aandrews 

Robert RM. Mendum 

Daniell Paull 

Nic : Shapleigh 

John Hord 

Daniell Daviss 

the marke of 

Ryse Thomas 

John Deamunt [Diamond] 

Thomas S pinny 

John Bursley 

Four days later the Commissioners issued the following 

grant : 

Novcmb 20th 1652 

Whereas the Towne of Kittery hath acknowledged themselves subject 
to the government of ye Massachucetts in New England as by the sub- 
scription vnder their hands the writing whereof bearing Date the i6th of 
this Instant it doth appeare, We the Comission's of the gen'all Court of 
the Massachucetts for the settling of government amongst them, & the 





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rest within the Bounds of their Charter Northerly, to the full and iust 
extent of their line, have thought meet & actually doe Grant as fol- 
lovveth viz. 

1. That the wholl tract of land beyond the river of Piscataq north- 
erly together wth the He or He's of Soles, within our said Bounds is and 
shall be henceforth a County, or Shire, by the name of Yorkshire. 

2. That the People inhabiting these shall injoy pteccon, equall acts 
of favour, and iustice with the rest of the People inhabiting on the south 
side of the River Piscataq, within the limitts of our wholl Jurisdiccon. 

3. That Kittery shall be and remayne a Towneshipp, and have and 
enjoy the privileges of a Tovvne as others of the Jurisdiccon have and doe 

4. That they shall injoy the Same Bounds that are cleare between 
Towne, and Towne, as hath bene form'ly granted: when Comissionrs of 
each bordering Town hath viewed and returned to us or gen'all Court 
their Survey. 

5. That both each Towne. and every Inhabitant shall have, and injoy 
all their just pprieties, and interests, in the bowse's, & lands, which they 
doe possesse together by grant of ye Towne, or of ye Indians, or of ye 
former Gennerall Courts. 

6. That the Towne of Kittery by their freemen shall send one Deputy 
yearly to the Court of eleccon. and that it shall be in their libty to se'nd to 
each Court two Deputies if they thinke good. 

7. That all the prsent Inhabitants of Kittery shall be freemen, and of 
ye Country: and having taken the oath of freemen shall have libty to give 
their votes for ye eleccon of ye Governour, Assistants, and other gen'all 
officers of ye Country. 

8. That this County of York shall have County Courts within them- 
selves in the most comodious & fitt places as authority shall see meet to 

9. That every Towneship shall have three men approved by the County 
Court to end small causes as other the townshipps in the Jurisdiccon hath 
where noe Magistrate or Comission resideth. 

10. That the shire shall or may have three associates to assist such 
Comissionrs, as the present Comission's, or Authority of ye Massachucetts 
shall send or such Magitrates as shall voluntarily come vnto them from 
tyme to tyme. 

11. That the Inhabitants of the County of Yorkeshire shall not be 
drawne to any ordinary gen'll Traynings out of their owne County with- 
out their consent. 

12. That the Inhabitants of Kittery shall ha\ e alsoe the same privi- 
ledges that Dover hath vpon their Coming vnder the govermt. 

13. That all such as have (or shall subscribe voluntarily as the rest 
have done) before the ending of this court shall have the priviledg of 
indemnity for all acts of power exercised by the former govt. vntill the 
ptest & for and in repect of such criminall matters as are breaches of penall 
lawes wth in the whole government. 

pvided that Abraham Cunly hath libty to appeale in respect of his case 
wherein he was fined ten pounds Anno 51. 


14. Pvicled alhvaise that nothinge in this our grant shall extend to 
determine the infringing of any psons right to any Lande or inhe'ritance 
whether by grant, by patent, or otherwise whe're possession is had, but 
such titles shall be left free to be heard and determined by due course of 

Provided and it is hereby declared that nothing in this grant shall 
extend to restraine any civell aeon or revew for former civell causes which 
revews shall be brought to any of our courts wth in one yeare now 

And whereas there are certaine debts and imports due to the Inhabitts 
of Kittery and Agamenticus. and some debts wch are owing from them to 
pticular psons for publique occacons, It is therefore ordered and agreed 
that Mr. Nicholas Shapley shall have power forth wth to collect such some 
or somes of money as are due to the aforesd Inhabits & pay such debts as 
are justly clue from them and give an accompt thereof wth in one month 
to the commissionrs that shalbe then in present being, &if it shall then 
appeare that there is not sufficient to discharge the peoples ingagemt it 
shall be supplyed by way of rate according to their former custome. 

Symon Bradstreete, 
Samuel Symonds, 
Tho : Wiggin, 
Bryan Pendleton. 1 

The fifth article of this grant was the one of most importance 
to the inhahitants of Kittery. It confirmed their legal right to the 
lands already possessed, whether granted by the town, by the 
Indians, or by the former Generall Court of the Province of 
Maine. Thus the government of Massachusetts was arrayed on 
their side against the claims of the heirs of Capt. John Mason and 
of Sir Ferdinando Gorges. Most of the occupied lots had been 
granted by the town before this date, and those who had any 
rightful claim to other lands were left undisturbed by the terms 
of the thirteenth article. All the rest of the land in Kittery was 
acknowledged as belonging to the town, that is, to those persons 
who signed the submission, who thus became proprietors. Their 
heirs and assigns received their proper shares in long subsequent 
divisions of the public lands. 

Article seventh is of great importance. It admitted all the 
inhabitants of Kittery at that time as freemen, although they 
were not church members. There was no organized church till 

'This is copied from the Collections of the Maine Historical Society, 
Vol. III. p. 28-31, and compared with the original. The copy found in York 
Deed-. I. 26, differs slightly in spelling and phraseology. 


later. It established a rule for Maine different from that of the 
Massachusetts Bay Colony, where full citizenship was limited to 
those who were members of the church. This was a long step in 
the separation of church and state. It did not, however, grant 
toleration to any religious denomination, other than the orthodox 
church, for Quakers were later disfranchised, and Baptists were 
driven from the town. Xon church members were preferred to 
dissenters, although the orthodox church was made up of dis- 

Article thirteenth shows, as has been inferred above, that some 
had not at that time signed the submission. 

The Commissioners, who had the powers of a civil and crim- 
inal court, appointed Thomas Duston and Robert Mendum con- 
stables for Kiltery, and Philip Babb constable for the Isles of 
Shoals. At the same time Brian Pendleton and Thomas Withers 
were appointed, judges, and Hugh Gunnison associate judge. 

York submitted a few days later, and the eastern towns soon 
followed. Thus Maine became York County of Massachusetts. 
The relations were afterward somewhat disturbed and imperiled 
in consequence of revolutions in England, but in spite of all 
Maine continued to be a part of Massachusetts till 1820. 

The town records tell but little of the history of Kitten*. They 
contain scarcely an allusion to the Indian wars. There are the 
usual acts of towns about church matters, roads, schools, and 
grants of land. In such matters the history of one town is the 
history of every other town, and the patience of the reader 
need not be burdened with a repetition of the details. The old 
tax lists would be of great historical value, had they been pre- 
served. I have been told by good authority that years ago such 
lists were used to kindle fires with by paupers at the poor-house, 
where the lists were stored. The following is the only tax list I 
have found on the town records, and it has been compared with a 
similar list found in the archives of Massachusetts. It shows 
who the landowners were in 1/12, and it helps to determine where 
they lived. The list begins with the residents at Braveboat Har- 
bor. It follows the settlers in succession down to the end of Kit- 
tery Point, where Thomas Allen seems to have been the only 
landowner actually resident, probably on \Yarehouse Point. 
Business activity had shifted from this place to the vicinity of the 


Pepperrells. Nathaniel Thomas never lived here, but at this time 
owned thirty-six acres at the extremity of the point, with two or 
three old houses. Then the list takes us up on the east side of 
Spruce Creek, and down on the west side to Elihu Gunnison's. 
Then it shows who lived along Crooked Lane in regular order 
and so on up to Berwick parish at Thompson's Brook. The 
inhabitants of Berwick are given without much order. The 
amount of taxation reveals in part the comparative wealth of the 
people, though we are loth to believe that William Pepperrell was 
not worth one-third as much as Ichabod Plaisted. Most of his 
property was elsewhere or in other forms than real estate. This 
was a tax on land alone. There must have been many 
other residents of Kittery, but who they were we have small 
means of determining. 


"I'ursunnt to a vote of the Town of Kittery Hearing Date at 
tlicir Lfgall Town Meeting Dec. i/th 1711 Impowering us the 
Subscribers a Cumittee to estimate the vearlv income of the reall 



Estates of the Severall Freeholders of sd Town as per the si 
Vote on Record Doth appear. Accordingly we met on ye i6th 
of May Following and at Sundry Adjournments of our Meeting 
untill Monday ye first of Sept. 1712 and then concluded as fol- 
loweth, vizt. 

Richd Mitchell 
Edmund Gach |GageJ 
Joseph Mitchell 
The Estate of Christr 

Mitchell Senr Deed 
The Estate of Roht 

Anclros Deed 
Mr. Richd Cutt 
Roht Elliott Esq 
John Hincks Esq 
Joseph Billing 
James Foy 
John Amniee 
Chrisr Mitchell 
Samll Ford 
Clemt Dearing 
Roht Mitchell 
Dominicus Jordan 
The Estate of John 

Dearing Deed 
Joseph. Couch 
Rogr Dearing 
Rogr Dearing Junr 
Mr. Moore 
Thos Dearing 
Joseph Dearing 
The Estate of Joseph 

Eastmond Deed 
\Vm Pepperrell Esq 
Widow Hooks Estate 
Thomas Allen 
Mr. Andrew Pepperrell 
Xathl Thomas Esq 
Richd Crockett 
Win Robert> Deed 
Henry Barter 
Aaron Ferris 
Joseph Crockett 

Estates value yearly. 


2 IO 

3 10 


Joseph Crockett Junr 4 

Phillip Carpenters Estate I 

Nicholas 1 ucker 4 

Ebenr More 4 

5 Mr. Elih Gunnison 10 

George Frink 3 

2 10 John Ingersoll 5 

25 John Ingersoll Junr 3 

30 Richd Endells Estate 4 

2 10 Elisha Ingersoll i 

2 10 John Frink 3 

1 Jos Wilson Senr Deed 10 
10 Andrew Haley 6 

2 10 John Ferris 4 
i Joseph Weeks 6 
5 Enoch Hutching Senr Deed 6 
i m Roland Williams Deed 3 

1 10 Benja Hutchins 4 

David Hutchins Deed 3 

5 Mr. George Jackson S 

5 Samll Hutchins i 

2 10 Andrew Lewis 5 
5 Parsonage Land below 3 
5 Peter Lewis b 

3 Peter Lewis Junr 2 
-5 Enoch Hutchins Deed 5 

Dodavah Curtis 12 

2 Benja Hammons 4 

Mr.' John Hole Deed 4 

Nicholas Weeks 3 

Mr. Jos. Curtis Deed 20 

Samll Johnson Junr 4 

James Pickernel Deed 2 

Richd Rogers 6 

Frans Pettegrow 3 

John Monson 3 

Paul Williams I 
Nathl Keen 





John Shepherd 
John Ball 
Thos Rice junr 
Wm Godsoe 
Hen Benson 
Danll Jones 
Hezekiah Elwell 
Walter Denniver 
The Estate formerly 

Richard Rogers 
John Mogeridge 
Wm Bryer 
Elihu Gunnison Junr 
Thos Jenkins 
Jonathan Dam 
Samll Pray Deed 
Mr. Samll Winkley 
Josiah Skillin 
Charles Kelley 
Mr. John Emerideth Deed 
Mr. Robt Cutt 
Capt Wm ffernald for 

his farms and Island 
Thos ffurnalds Island 
Diamond Sargent 
Silvanus Tripe 
John Gear Deed 
John Woodman 
Mr. John Newmarch 
Thos Rice Deed 
Jonathan Mendum 
Chrisr Adams Deed 
Nathaniel Furnald 
Thos Worster 
Samll Spinney 
John Dennet 
John Fernald 
James Fernald 
Thos Spinney 
John Soper Deed 
Richd Gowell 
Jacob Remick 
John Thomson 
John Staple 
Thos Knight 
John Spinney Deed 
Thos Fernald 
Peter Dixon 
Christian Remicks 

Richd King Paul 
Danll Paul 



i 10 


















John Lidston 5 

Charles Nelson Deed 5 

Joseph Hill 20 

Peter Staple 12 

John Rogers 12 

Mr. Jos. Hammond 25 

Richd Green 5 

Stepn Tobey 14 
Limuel Going [Gowen] 8 

Thos Hanscom 7 

David Libby 6 

Matthew Li'bby 6 

Danll Fogg 6 

James Staple 4 
Mr. Joshua Downing & 

his son 25 

Wm Brooks 2 

Moses Hanscomb 2 

Capt. John Leighton 25 
Mr. John Shapleigh Deed 40 

Samll Hill 20 

Nicho Morrell 17 

Alexdr Dennet 6 

Edwd Avers 6 

Abram Morrell 2 

John Morrell Senr 10 

Reynold Jenkins 8 

John Morrell 8 

Wm Fry 7 

Frans Allen 7 

Thos Mu/ett i 

John Chapman 2 
Parsonage Land 

Middle Part 3 

Samll Small 8 

Mr. Charles Frost 50 
The Estate of Nichl 

Frost Deed in partner- 

ship between Messrs. 

John Leighton 

Robt Cutt. Charles Frost 

and Joseph Hammond 4 

James Chadbourn 14 

Capt. John Heard 20 
Barthl Frost for 

his fathers Estate 6 

Richd Chick 4 

John Wittum 6 

George Brawn 3 

John Tydie 7 

Win Stacy Deed i 

Mr. John Frost 8 

Nicholas Jillison 8 


The Estate of Jona 

Nason Deed 8 

Timo Waymouth 6 

Thomas Greely 3 

John Gowen IO 
Nicho Gowell [Gowen] 10 

Wm Smith 2 

Samll Johnson 2 
Bartho Thompson 

Danll Emery 10 

John Hearl 6 

Andrew Neal 12 

Alexdr Ferguson 5 

James Ferguson Deed 5 

Joseph Goold 3 

Danll Furbish 6 


Samll Stacy 6 

Gabriel Hambleton 4 

Thomas Thompson 12 

Banony Hodsdon 20 

Nathan Lord 16 

Nathan Lord Junr 3 

Richd Lord 3 

Joseph Hodsdon 6 

Richd Shackley 2 

Samll Hodsdon 6 

John Hooper 3 

Phillip Hubbard 25 
Danll Stone 

Danll Goodwin 10 

Moses Goodwin 8 

James Emery 10 

James Emery Junr 3 

Job Emery 7 

Thos Abbot Senr 12 

Walter Abbot 3 

John Abbot 7 
Peter Grant 

James Grant 6 

Wm Go.xlin 10 

Tames Warren 10 

Jno Cooper TO 

Gilbert Warren 3 

Frans Harlow 3 

Baker Nason 12 

Benja Nason 16 

Moses Spencer 3 

Wm II earl e Senr 10 
Humphrey Spencer Deed 

bis Estate 15 

Thomas Goodwyn TO 

Mr. Jerr Wise 10 

John Nason 8 

Parsonage at Berwick 3 
Wm WaeJlin I 
Capt John Robinson 6 
Wm Grant 5 
Timothy Wentworth 12 
George Gray Deed 8 
John Plaisteel Esq 40 
10 John Hill Esq 25 
3 John Thomson 2 
Humphrey & Wm Chad- 
bourn 20 
Abraham Lord Deed 

his Estate 10 
Thos Holmes Deed 

his Estate 6 
Mr. Thos Broughtons former 
Privileelge at Quamphegon 12 

Hen Childs Est Deed 6 

Ichabod Plaisted Esq 100 

Joseph Pray 8 

Richd Tozier 12 

Abell Hambleton 4 

John Smith 5 

Re>ger Plaisted 5 

John Key 10 

Chrisr Bots Est Deed 4 

Moses Worster 12 

Charles Frost 
Jos Hammond 
Nicholas Morrel 
John Dennett 

Win Pepperrell 

Richd Cutt 
Danll Emery 
John Leighton 
Henrv Barter 


A petition to form a township of the parish of Berwick was 
presented to the General Court before 20 Aug. 1700. for then the 
Court mentioned such petition and gave notice to the inhabitants 
of Kittery to answer to said petition at the next session of Court. 
There seems to have been opposition, and the matter dragged 
along for twelve years or more. Xo petition can be found in the 
Massachusetts Archives. 

Under date of 20 March 1712, the following appears in the 
records of the Council, "Upon Reading a petition of Upper Kit- 
tery in the Parish of Berwick Praying to be made a Township, 
Ordered that John \Yheelwright and Thomas Xoyes and Capt. 
Lewis Bane be a Committee to repair to Kittery, giving Notice 
before Hand of their coming to the Select Men that they may 
attend them and hear their allegations and Objections (if any 
they have ) why the Prayer of the Petition may not be granted, 
Mr. Wheelwright to appoint the Time of Meeting and to make 
their Report to the Court on the second Wednesday of their Ses- 
sion in May next." 

June 3. 1/13, the Council has this record, "A vote sent up 
from the Representatives referring to the affair of Kittery Read 
and Xon concurred & voted that the House be desired to recon- 
sider the vote of the Board after Committees report." 

Under date of June 9, 1713. "For a final issue of the affair of 

Ordered that the Report of the Committee be withdrawn and 
laid aside and that the Precinct of Berwick extending from 
Thompsons Brook upward be henceforth a distinct & separate 
Town and have & enjoy all Immunities & Priviledges as other 
Towns have do by Law enjov, continuing the Xame of P>er- 
wick. And ordered that all the present Town Rights & common 
& undivided Lands do yet remain to the Freeholders & Proprie- 
tors of Kittery & Berwick as before their Separation to be 
allotted & divided to & among the whole Propriety at such Time 
in such Way Manner as shall be agreed on by the Major Part 
of the Interested as the Law directs." 

Consented to J. DUDLEY. 

Thus Berwick became a separate town, and Sept. 29. 1713, 
J"lm PlaUted. Ichabod Plaisted. Benjamin Xason. Philip Hub- 
bard. |anu> Warren and John Croud assembled at the house of 


Capt. John Heard and there met William Pepperrell, Joseph Ham- 
mond, and Charles Frost, these being evidently the selectmen of 
the two towns, to treat about the division between the towns and 
any other matters relating to the same. 

The new town included all that now belongs to Berwick, South 
Berwick and Xorth Berwick, as well as a small part of Lebanon. 
At the time of its incorporation the population centered about the 
mills at Great Works, Quamphegan, and Salmon Falls. The 
northern part had few inhabitants. South Berwick was incorpor- 
ated as a separate town 12 Feb. 1814, and a portion of Berwick 
containing five hundred and forty-four inhabitants was annexed 
in 1881. Xorth Berwick was taken from Berwick and incorpor- 
ated as a town 22 March 1831. 

The population of the town in the year 17/6 is given in the 
town records. The lower parish then contained nine hundred 
and twenty-three inhabitants, the middle parish six hundred and 
fifty-six, and the upper parish, now Fliot, one thousand four 
hundred and fifty-seven, making a total of three thousand and 
thirty-six. Some old tax lists of about this date and a little 
earlier inform us pretty accurately as to who were living in Kit- 
tery. A tax list delivered to Jonathan Hammond in 1751 gives 
the following names of persons residing from Great Cove to 
Sturgeon Creek. They have here been arranged alphabetically 
for more convenient reference. 

John Allen, John Allen. Jr.. John Brawn, Daniel Brown, 
Joshua Brooks, John Cole, John Crocker, Abraham Cross. Roger 
Deering, Fhenezer Dennett. Jr., I'eter Dixon. Michael Devaughn 
(called Michael Vaughan in a subsequent list), Joseph Field, 
Stephen Field, Stephen Field. Jr.. Abraham Fernald. Dennis Fer- 
nald. Joseph Fernald. Moses Fernald. Thomas Fernald. William 
Fernald, James Fogg. Parker Foster, John Frve, Andrew Green, 
Aaron llanscom. Daniel I lanscom. James Hanscom. John Hans- 
com. Moses Hanscom. Thomas llanscom. Thomas Hanscom, Jr., 
Timothy llanscom, Samuel Hanscom. Uriah Hanscom, Joseph 
Hill. Samuel Hill, Jr.. John Ilickey. Joseph Hammond, F^q., 
loseph Hammond. Jr.. John Hammond. George Hammond, 
Daniel Knight. Gideon Knight. Thomas Knight. F.dward Ken- 
nard. Michael Kennard. Samuel Kennard, Michael Kennard. Jr., 
Richard King, John Leighton. William Leighton. Fphraim 


Libby, Matthew Libby, Samuel Libby, Solomon Libby, Daniel 
Lydstone, Robey Lvdston, Waymouth Lydston, Benjamin March, 
Samuel Moore, Amos Paul, Stephen Paul, John Peters, Enoch 
Remick, John Remick, Joshua Remick, Nathaniel Remick, Isaac 
Remick, William Remick, George Rogers, John Rogers, Nathan- 
iel Rogers, Widow Abigail SrjinjQev^ John Srjmney, Nathaniel 
Spinney, Thomas Spinney, William Spinney, John Skriggens, 
Paul Skriggens, Miles Staple, Nathaniel Staple^ Hezekiah 
Staple, Hezekiah Staple, Jr., James Staple, Joseph Staple, Joseph 
Staple, Jr., Joshua Staple. Capt. Peter Staple, Peter Staple, Jr., 
Solomon Staple, William Staple, William Staple, Jr., Mark 
Staple, John Seavey, Capt. John Shapleigh, Madam Martha 
Shapleigh and sons, Alexander Shapleigh, Humphrey Scammon, 
William Stacey, John Tetherly, Widow Mercy Tetherly, \Villiam 
Tetherly, William Tetherly, Jr., Widow Eliza Thompson, John 
Tobey, Stephen Tobey, Thomas Wittum, Edmund Welch, Samuel 
Welch, and Downing Woodman. 

The tax list of 1756 for the same district adds the following 
names, David Boyce, John Deering, Edmund Coffin, John Foster, 
John Go well, Jonathan Hammond, Jacob Garland, Widow 
Susanna Knight, Widow Martha Libby and son Reuben, Ephraim 
Libby, Jr., William Mallaley, Jonathan Moore, Edward Preble, 
John Pettegrow, Samuel Pettegrow, Timothy Richardson, 
Ichabod Remick, Tobias Shapleigh, Constable, Noah Staple, 
Robert Tripe and Thomas Tripe. 

The list of 1758 adds the following names, James Fogg. Jr., 
Samuel Hansconi, Jr.. Isaac Hill, Widow Sarah Lvdston, Widow 
Hannah King, Ebenezer son of George Hammond, Jonathan 
Moore, Widow Patience Moore, Jeremiah Paul, Joseph Paul, 
Isaac Reed. Isaac Reed, Jr., Joseph Remick, John Spinney, Jr., 
Edmund Spinney, David Staple, Robert Staple, Solomon Staple, 
Jr., Ephraim Tobey, Jr., John Tobey, Jr., Samuel Tobey. Daniel 
Toward, John Scriggins, Jr., and Robert Young. 

Among the papers left by Hon. Mark Dennett is a "Rate or 
Tax made on Tools and Estates Rateable in the Middle Parish 
in Kittery for paying ye minister's Salary and Other Parish 
Charges arising within the same at four Shillings on Each Tool 
and Two Pence on ye Pound for Estates." It is dated 30 Sept. 
1763. The sum total of the tax was sixty-five pounds, seventeen 


shillings and eight pence. The names of the taxpayers are here 
arranged alphabetically. 

John Adams, John Adams, Jr.. John Alles (Ellis?), Henry 
Benson, Henry Benson, Jr., Richard Carter, Abner Cole, 
Ezra Cole, Robert Cole, Timothy Cole, Joseph Curtis, Widow 
Anne Cottel. Edward Cutt, Esq., Robert Cutt, Dr. Thomas Cutt 
and son Thomas, John Dennet and son William, John Dennet, 
3d, Xathaniel Dennet, Dr. Benjamin Fernald for the Estate of 
James Fernald deceased, Arkles (Hercules?) Fernald, Dennis Fer- 
nald, Ebenezer Fernald, Elijah Fernald, John Fernald, 3d, James 
Fernald and son John. Widow Alary Fernald, Xathaniel Fernald 
and son Timothy, Nathaniel Fernald's Estate, Tobias Fernald, 
William Fernald, Jr., Benjamin Fitts, Samuel Fitts, Elijah Green, 
John Godsoe. Capt. John Gowell, John Gowell, Richard Gowell, 
Benjamin Hammons, Edmund Hammons, Joel Haley, Josiah 
Haley, John Haley, Pelatiah Haley, Samuel Haley, Moses Hans- 
corn, Timothy Hanscom, Benjamin Hutchins, Enoch Hutchins, 
John Hutchins, Thomas Hutchins, Capt. Richard Keating, 
Ephraim Keen, Isaac Keen, John Keen, Joseph Keen, Simeon 
Keen, James Johnson, Widow Elizabeth Johnson, Benjamin Jen- 
kins. Andrew Lewis, Peter Lewis, Jr., Thomas Lewis and son 
Thomas. Ebenezer Leach. Joseph Manson, Samuel Manson, John 
Marr, David Menduni of Portsmouth, John Mendum, Joshua 
Mendum. Widow Rachel Mendum, Robert Moore, James Picker- 
nail, Samuel Pickernail, Dr. Daniel Pierce, John PeteVs, Widow 
Mary Pettegrow and son William, John Pokesfield, Richard Pope 
and son David, John Rogers, Thomas Rogers, William Rogers, 
Benjamin Remick, Samuel Rice. Hezekiah Staple, Ebenezer Spin- 
ney, Jonathan Spinney, Mark Spinney, Nicholas Spinney, Mark 
Shepard, Mehetabel Shepard, John Shapleigh, Jr.. Charles Smith, 
William Smith. John Tapley. Daniel Toward, Capt. John Went- 
worth, Capt. William \Yentworth. John Waymouth, Benjamin 
Wilson. Joseph Wilson, Benjamin Wittum. Joseph Weeks and 
son Samuel. Nicholas Weeks. Jr., Widow Judah (Judith?) Wil- 
son. William Wilson and William Wilson, Jr. 

( )f the names found on the foregoing tax list the following 
are omitted in 1/65: Henry Benson. Jr.. Widow Anne Cottel, 
Capt. John Gowell. Ehenezer Fernald. Benjamin Fitts, Pelatiah 
Haley. Moses Hanscom. Ephraim Keen. Andrew Lewis. William 


Smith, Mary Spinney. Widow Mary Pettegrow, Daniel Toward, 
John Weymouth and Benjamin Wittuni. 

The following are added in 1765: Joseph Adams, John Allen, 
Jr., Zaccheus Real, John Cole, Abraham Crocker, Thomas Cutt, 
Jr., John Dennet, Jr., Xathaniel Fernald, 3:!, John Godsoe, Jr., 
William Haley, Thomas Jackson, Dennis Jenkins, Samuel Man- 
son, Jr., William Mendnm, William Pickernail, Edmund Wilson, 
and Gowen Wilson. 

The following names are omitted in the tax list of 1767: Dr. 
Benjamin Fernald, Dennis Fernald, Elijah Green, Enoch Hutch- 
ings, .Widow Elizabeth Johnson, Samuel Manson, John Pokes- 
field, John Rogers, John Peters, Charles Smith, William Smith, 
Mehitabel Shepard, Mark Spinney, Hezekiah Staple, John Tap- 
ley. John Weymouth and Edmund Wilson. 

The following names are added in the tax list of 1767: Joseph 
Arlams, Thomas Adams. Broadstreet Chase, Thomas Clark, Mark 
Dennet. Widow Jane Fernald, Benjamin Fernald. Jr., Xathaniel 
Fernald, 3d, Tobias Fernald, Jr., Joel Fernald, Ephraim Fitts, 
Widow Elizabeth Hutchins, Stephen Hutchins, Enoch Hutch- 
ings, Edmund Ingraham, John James, Ichabod Jenkins, Benjamin 
Jenkins. Josiah Jenkins. Samuel Johnson, Thomas Hutchins 
Lewis. Samuel Manson, Jr., Andrew Peters, Thomas Pettegrew, 
William Pickernail, John Rogers, Richard Rogers, Xicholas 
Spinney. Samuel Staples, Amos Wittnm, Abner Wittuni.. 

The Maine Historical Society has a valuation list of the upper 
part of Kitterv (now the upper part of Eliot) in 1776. It con- 
tains the following names here arranged alphabetically. Those 
preceded by Or. belonged to the Society of Friends. 

Or. Elizabeth Allen and Ephraim Allen, Or. Ezekiel Allen, 
('apt. John llartlett and son. Capt. Moffat's estate, Widow Shuah 
Harriett. Widow Sarah Ilartlett. Joseph Johnson for part of 
Widow Sarah I'artlett's estate, John Ilartlett. Jera. P>artlett, Jacob 
I'.rewer, llenrv I Mack, Widow Anna I>eal, Dr. Edmund Coffin, 
Lieut. Xathaniel Coffin, Xathan Coffin, Richard Chick, John 
< 'hick. Thomas Chick. Amos Chick. Lieut. Xathaniel Clark, 
Xnthaniel ('lark. |r.. [ohn Cator, Cotton Cator, John Davis, Or. 
Hrvant I )avis. Elder l)aniel Emerv and his son Daniel. Xoali 
Emerv. Widow .Nnna Emery. Lieut. Japhet Emery. Mr. Caleb 
Finery, Mr. Caleb Fnierv for I!. Chadbourn. Esq.'s estate. Zachr. 


Emery, Samuel Emery, Samuel Emery, Jr., James Emery, James 
Emery, Jr., Widow Patience Eerguson and son, Reuben Eergu- 
son, Daniel Ferguson, Dennis Eerguson, Stephen Eergnson, Tim- 
othy Eerguson, \\'illiam Eerguson, Qr. William Ery and son, 
Ebenezer Fry, Or. Widow Sarah Ery, Or. Rowland Ery, Or. Silas 
Fy. Or. Joseph. Fry, Qr. William Ery, Jr., Daniel Eerhish, Joseph 
Eerbish. Joseph Eerhish, Jr., David Ferhish, John Ferbish, Capt. 
Charles Frost, Charles Frost, Jr., Nathaniel Frost, Widow Sarah 
Frost, Simon Frost, Widow Mary Frost, John Frost, Esq., Sam- 
uel Eernald and two sons, Samuel and Xoah, Widow Eliza Eer- 
guson, William Ferguson, Jr., John Foster, Alexander Goold, 
Benjamin Goold, Renjamin Goold, Jr., Daniel Goold, James 
Gowen, Esq., John Gowen, Lemuel Gowen, Capt. Ichabod Good- 
win, Joseph Goodwin, William Goodwin, Joseph Goold, Jr., John 
Goold, Or. Isaac Hill, Renjamin Hill and son Andrew, John Hill, 
Ebenezer Heard. Jonathan Hamilton, W'illiam Higlit, Samuel 
Hodge, Renjamin Hodsdon, Stephen Hodsdon, Thomas Hods- 
don, Joshua Hubbard, Capt. Rhilip Hubbard of Berwick, Or. Rey- 
nold Jenkins, Dennis Johnson, Daniel Johnson, James Johnson, 
Capt. John Mclntire of York, Hugh Keniston, Widow Mary Ken- 
iston, John Kingsbury of York, Joseph Kingsbury, Raul Lord of 
Berwick, Mark Lord of Berwick, Simon Lord, Simon Lord, Jr., 
Daniel Lord, Capt. Xathan Lord, Capt. Samuel Leighton, Tobias 
Leighton, Or. John Morrell, Robert Morrell, Joel Morrell, John 
Moffatt, Esq., Nicholas M'orrell, Andrew Mace, Azariah Nason, 
John Nason, Nathaniel Nason, Or. Widow Patience Neal, Or. 
John Neal, Or. James Neal, Daniel Odion, Raul Patch, John 
Patch, Robert Patch, John Pilsberry, Capt. Alexander Raitt, John 
Raitt, William Raitt, Samuel Roberts of Somersworth. Mr. 
Nathaniel Rogers, Nathaniel Sparhawk, Esq., Jacob Shorey, 
Joseph Shorey of Berwick. James Smith. Widow Mary Stacey, 
John Stacey, AVilliam Stacey, Capt. Elisha Shapleigh. Ebenezer 
and Joshua Simpson of York, Widow Jane Tucker, Joseph 
Thompson of York, Robert Tidey. William Tetherly, ^d. Or. 
Moses Wittum. Or. Gatensby Wittum, Pelatiah Wittum, Gatensby 
\\'ittum for part of Capt. Moffatt's estate. 

The number of Quaker polls was eighteen. Then follows a 
summary of four tax lists for 1/76. 


114 Upper List, 4,885 

174 2d, 4,295 

11 5 3d, 4.843 
184 4th. 5,430 

The upper parish of Kittery was incorporated as the town of 
Eliot i March 1810. The leader in securing- its incorporation 
and the chosen agent of the parish for this purpose was Andrew 
P. Fernald. This movement had been talked about from time to 
time for more than a century, and a petition and a counter peti- 
tion had been drawn up in 1796. The reasons for desiring a sep- 
arate township were the distance of many from the place of hold- 
ing the town meetings, in the church at the head of Spruce Creek, 
the political combinations that had imposed upon the people of 
the upper parish undesired officers, the opposing interests of the 
seafaring people of lower Kittery and the farmers of the upper 
parish, the debt of the town with no adequate provision for 
liquidating it, and the dissensions arising from lack of unanimity 
in the choice of a pastor in the upper parish. The last was an 
affair of long continuance. Some seem to have determinedly dis- 
liked Parson Chandler for the sole reason that they could not 
have another person as pastor. It was hard for the minority to 
cheerfully acquiesce in the decision of the majority. Many 
were opposed to the incorporation of the town, but the greater 
part of the wealth of the new town was arrayed on the side of 
incorporation. All the petitions and incorporation papers have 
been published in the tenth number of the first volume of "Old 
Eliot," where also may be found lists of the tax-payers at that 

The name of Eliot is said to have been suggested by Rev. 
John Eliot of Boston. an intimate friend of Gen. Andrew P. 
Eernald. lie promised the town a meeting-house bell, which 
was never furnished, since there was no belfry. Some have sup- 
posed the name of the town to have been derived from Hon. 
Robert Eliot of Newcastle, one of the leading men in the early 
history of Scarborough, Kittery and Portsmouth. It is ques- 
tioned whether any family relationship can be traced from him 
to the Rev. John Eliot above mentioned. 



For nearly half a century the first settlers of Kittery lived in 
peace and friendship with the Indians. South Berwick was a 
trading post, where the Indians often came in great numbers, yet 
there is no record of depredations or murders committed by 
them before the time of King Philip's War. Their chiefs, 
Runacwitts and Rowles, sold land to some of the settlers, and 
Rowles continued to live in the midst of the white men. It is 
to be feared that the settlers were not always just in business 
transactions and that fire-water was sometimes a poor compensa- 
tion for valuable lands and furs. We read in Court records of 
trials for selling rum to the Indians. 

The tradition has been published that the wife and daughter 
of Nicholas Frost were killed by Indians near the mouth of Stur- 
geon Creek. One account says this was in 1648 ; another says it 
was 4 July 1650. It is a noticeable coincidence that Major 
Charles Frost was killed by Indians 4 July many years later. 
There was no Indian War in 1648 nor in 1650. There is no hint 
in any public record that any of the inhabitants of Kittery were 
disturbed by Indians at that time. It is hardly credible, then, 
that a party of Indians entered Frost's house on Leighton's Point 
while Nicholas and his son Charles were away, captured wife 
and daughter, were pursued toward night, that a fight occurred 
in which Charles Frost, a youth of seventeen years, killed a chief 
and a brave, and that the next morning the mangled remains of 
the two women were found. So the story runs. It contradicts 
all we learn elsewhere about the peaceful habits of the Indians at 
this time. There are other evidences that some mythology has 
grown up about the early history of the Frost family. 

King Philip's War broke out in June, 16/5. It began in 
Plymouth Colony but soon was raging all along the frontier in 
New England. An attack was made upon the house of Richard 
Tozier, who lived above Salmon Falls. He was absent in the 


command of Capt. John \Yincoll. Fifteen persons were in the 
house. A girl of eighteen held the door while the rest were 
escaping by the rear to the garrison. The savages cut down the 
door with their tomahawks, rushed in and struck down the heroic 
girl, leaving her for dead. She recovered and lived many years. 
One child of three years was killed by the Indians, and one was 
carried into captivity and held six months. The next day the 
house and barns of Capt. John Wincoll were burned. 

A man and two boys were shot at Berwick 7 Oct. 16/5. On 
the sixteenth of the same month the house of Richard Tozier 
was again assailed by a band of one hundred Indians and was 
burned to the ground. Tozier was killed and his son Thomas 
was either killed or carried off captive. Lieut. Roger Plaisted, 
who was in command of the small force at the garrison house, 
sent nine men to reconnoitre. They walked into an ambuscade, 
and three were shot. The next day a cart drawn by oxen was 
sent out to bring in the dead bodies, escorted by twenty men. 
Xo precautions seem to have been taken against the wiles of a 
foe known to be crafty. \Yhile the first body was being placed 
in the cart the Indians fired upon Plaisted and his men from 
behind a stone wall, logs and bushes. A few of the men escaped. 
Plaisted disdained to fly and threw away his life in a vain effort 
to fight almost alone against a hundred or more. He was cut 
down by a tomahawk. A son. Roger, was slain at the same 
time, and another son, whose name is unknown, is said to have 
been mortally wounded. Just before the encounter Plaisted and 
John I'iroughton had sent a dispatch for aid as follows: 

"These are to inform you that the Indians are just now 
engaging us with at least a hundred men, and have slain four of 
cur men already. Sirs, if ever you have any love for us and the 
country, now show yourselves with men to help us, or else we are 
all in great danger to be slain, unless our God wonderfully 
appears for our deliverance." 

The hill that slopes down to the river just north of the rail- 
road bridge at Salmon Falls is on the old Plaisted estate. A few 
paces east of the road that runs over that hill, and near the hill- 
to]), is a marble slab that commemorates Plaisted and his sons. 
The peaceful surroundings arc in beautiful contrast with the 
terror and excitement of that dav in which men were falling, 



houses and mills were burning, and women and children were 
being led into captivity. 

The Indians went south at least as far as Sturgeon Creek. 
Tradition says that at this time Richard Xason, Jr., was slain in 
his own door and his son Richard was taken to Canada never to 
return. Two men unknown were shot at Stureeon Creek. 


Capt. Charles Frost was caught some distance from his house 
and ten bullets were fired at him. He hastened to his house, 
where there were three boys. He shouted out to them as though 
the house were well garrisoned, and the Indians were alarmed 
and did not venture within gunshot. 

It was about three years later that two hundred Indians were 
treacherously captured at Cochecho and sent to P>oston, where 
some of them were executed for murders committed and the 
most were sold into slavery. This act of perfidy, in which it is 
said that Major Richard \Yaldron of Dover and Capt. Charles 
Frost joined reluctantly and under protest, was never forgotten 
nor forgiven bv the Indians. Both \Yaldron and Frost paid the 


price of their bad faith with their lives some years later. The 
Indians had been invited to a friendly conference with an express 
pledge of safety, and were then entrapped by a sham fight. 

After a peace of ten years King William's War began and 
raged for ten years more, during which time the whole frontier 
of Kitterv was in constant alarm. The attack upon Salmon Falls 
and Ouamphegan was in the spring of 1690 and has been best 
portrayed in the following letters : 

Portsm, March 18, 1689/90, 10 o'clock. 
Much Hon f ' d 

Wee are just now informed that ye Indian Enemy this morn- 
ing Attacqed Salmon falls & have surprized all the families above 
the fort wch are about 10 or 12, & have also taken possession 
of the fort & of Loves house where severall families lived. 

Wm Plaisted who gives this information made his Escape from 
Capt IWincols house wch was twice assaulted by ye Enemy but 
they were beaten of by six or seaven Englishmen whome he left 
in possession of sd house when he came away from thence to 
give this advice & pray for reliefe he saw not above twenty 
Indians ; we have already sent away from the banke between 20 
& 30 men, & have sent to our other Towns for further releif; 
we now here see the smoaks rise so yt they are burning all before 
them ; 

Wee humbly pray a thorough and serious Consideration of 
the condition of this part of ye Country, & yt such measures may 
be forthwth taken as in yor Hours Wisdome shall be thought 
most Conducive to the preservation thereof ; this is the whole of 
wt information we can at present give, as soon as we have A 
further accot you may Expect to hear 
further from 

Much Hon etl yor Humble servts 

Wm Vaughan 
Richd Martyn/ 

Portsmo 1 8th March 1689/80 
Much lion ' 1 

Yesterday we gave accot of ye dreadful destruction of Salmon 
ffalls the perticulers whereof please take as followeth ; 

The enemy made their onset between break of the day & sun- 
rise when most were a bed & no watch kept neither in fort nor 


house they presently took possession of ye fort to prevent any of 
ours doing it & so carried all before them by a surprize, none of 
our men being able to get together into a body to oppose them, 
so that in the place were kild & taken between fourscore & 100 
persons, of well between twenty & Thirty able men, the fort & 
upards of twenty houses burnt, most of the Cattle burnt in the 
houses or otherwise kil'd which were very considerable from 
thence the Enemy proceeded to Quamphegon where lived onely 
Thomas Homes who upon the Alarm retired from his house to 
a small Garrison built near his saw mill wheither also some of 
Salmon falls yt made their Escape fled, about 30 of the Enemies 
surrounded Homes house, but met with noe opposition there till 
fourteen men of ours came up from ye lower parts of ye Town, 
& undeserved by ye Enemy, made a shot upon ye party of Indians 
at Holmes houe. Sundry of ym standing before the door, at well 
shot they say three of the Enemy fell, ye rest run into the house 
& broke through ye backside thereof, & being more numerous 
than ours forced our men to retire, nine of them got safe home 
& five Escaped to Holmes Garrison, only one of ours wounded 
in the Encounter, then the Enemy burnt Holmes house & pro- 
ceeded about a mile lower down & burnt the ministrs house wth 
two more & Assaulted Spencers Garrison but were repel'd and 
so retir'd. James Plaisted who was taken at Salmon falls was 
sent by Hope Hood ( Commandr in chief of the Indians) wth a 
flag of Truce to Tho. Holmes for ye surrendr of his Garrison- 
promising liberty to depart upon his soe doing, but Plaisted 
returned not nor was ye Garrison surrendered. 

The sd Plaisted who was in ye Enemies hands many houres 
Informed yt he saw of ye Enemy one hundred & fifty men well 
accoutred & Guesses them to be about one half ffrench ; upon 
their taking possession he saith that ten of them french 
Indians made A dance wch Hope hood told him were all officers, 
he also told him that his Brother Gooden who liv'd in Loves 
house was going to be try'd for his life by A Councill of \\arr; 
for yt in their takeing Loves house the said Gooden had kil'd 
one ffrench man & mortally wounded another & further that 
there was Eight french ships design'd for Pascataque River to 
destroy ye same. 

The Alarm being given to all adjacent Towns in ordr to their 
releife we sent about thirtv men from this Town, as many went 


from Dover, & a party from Yorke together \vth \vt could be got 
from their own town, but before they could unite their force it 
was neare night & then they marcht wth about 100 men under 
Comand of Capt Jo. Hamond Comandr of ye uper part of Kit- 
tery, the scouts yt went before just as they came within sight 
of Salmon falls discovered one of ye Enemy who was binding up 
his pack & staying behinde his Company fell into our hands well 
proved to be a frenchman whose examination in short we here- 
wth send to you & to morrow morning intend to send the persons 
towards you by land, none by Water being just ready to goe; our 
fforces proceeded in pursuit of ye Enemy & about 2 mile above ye 
ffort of Salmon falls at the farther house up in the woods there 
discovered them about ye setting of ye sunn, our men presently 
fell upon them & they as resolutely oppos'd them, in short the 
fight lasted as long as they could see friends from Enemies, in 
wch we lost two men, one of York another of Cochecho kil'd 
upon ye place & 6 or 7 wounded some is feared mortally ; wt 
damage we did the Enemy we can't at present say. This is all 
ye accot we can at present Give ; to morrow intend you shall hear 
againe from us ; we Intrem Subscribe ourselves 1 

Hon ed Srs yor humble servts ; 

Wm Yaughan 
Richd Martyn/ 

Yery little can be added to the narrative given in these letters. 
Drake in his IJook of the Indians says that about thirty men were 
killed and sixty-four were carried into captivity. Williamson: 
says thirty-four were killed and fifty-four were captured. About 
twenty-seven houses were burned, and two hundred cattle were 
killed. Xo list has been preserved of the killed and captured. 
From records in Canada it is learned that among the captives 
were John Key and his sister Abigail, whose brother James had 
been slain. Abigail was still a captive 5 March 1710-11. John 
returned to lU-rwick about 1695, married and reared a family 
there. Another captive was Martha Grant, and her husband, 
Christopher Grant, was, doubtless, slain at this lime. She was 
daughter of Thomas Wills- of Exeter, Eng., and was born at 
I'.ristol. Eng.. 18 Jan. 1653. Her mother was Mary Wadel. 

'Gill, of Me. Hist. Society. Vol. V. pp. 51-59- 

"\\'a- thi- the one who lived on Crooked Lane? See p. 84. 


Her first husband was James Smith of Berwick, and a son, John 
Smith, was captured with her. They were both baptized, 3 May 
1693, in Montreal. Both were redeemed and returned to Ber- 
wick. Williamson says that Mary Ferguson, a girl of fifteen 
years, was slain. Sarah and Abigail Ferguson, sisters, were ran- 
somed from Quebec by Matthew Gary, October, 1695. 

Other captives were Thomas Goodwin and his wife, who was 
Mehitable, daughter of Lieut. Roger Plaisted. The husband and 
wife were assigned to different bands of Indians and so remained 
apart. After his escape he is said to have returned to Canada 
for the ransom of his wife. An account of her sufferings was 
written by Rev. Cotton Mather in his Magnalia, and has been 
often republished. Her son, about five months old, was barbar- 
ously murdered before her eyes and hanged by the neck in a 
forked bough of a tree. After terrible sufferings from grief, cold 
and hunger, she arrived at Montreal. The record of her baptism, 
written in French, has been kindly furnished me by Miss C. Alice 
Baker, who has published much about the captives taken in the 
French and Indian \Yars. The translation is as follows: 

"Mondav, n May, 1693, there was solemnly baptized an 
English woman called in her own country Mehetabel, and by the 
French who captured her in war, 18 March 1690, Fsther, who 
was born at Harvic, in Xew England, 30 April (old style, or 19 
May new style) 1670, of the marriage of Roger Pleisted, 
Protestant, and ( )live Colman of the same religion, and was mar- 
ried to Thomas (iouden [Goodwin] also Protestant. She has 
lived for about three years in the service of Mademoiselle de 
Nauguiere [written also de la XaudiereJ. She was named Marie 
Esther. Her godfather was Messire Hector de Catlieres, Chev- 
alier, Governor for the King in the Isle of Montreal and its vicin- 
ity. Her godmother was Damoiselle Marguerite Renee Denis, 
widow of Monsieur Xaugiere de la Perade, during his life Cap- 
tain of the Guard of Monsieur le Conte de Frontenac, Governor 
of Xew France. The baptism was performed by M. Francois 
Dolie de Casson. Grand Yicar of the most Illustrious and most 
Reverend Monseigneur Bishop of Quebec." 

(Signed) Chevalier de Catlieres. 

Marguerite renee denis, 
Fran. Doelier. 
E. Guvoth, Cure. 


I have heard the tradition from one of her descendants that 
Mehitabel Goodwin was married in Canada to a man named 
Rand (some say Pain) and that descendants are living in Ports- 
mouth. This is highly improbable. She was baptized in May, 
1693, and could not have been married before, and she was ran- 
somed in October, 1695. The Rands of Portsmouth are all, 
doubtless, descended from the Francis Rand who came over in 
the company of Capt. John Mason. 

A list of Garrisons in Kittery in 1690 has been preserved. 1 
There were in the lower part of Kittery ten garrisons, John Mor- 
rell's, John Shapleigh's, Joseph Hammond's, John Alcock's, 
Joseph Curtis's, Joseph Wilson's, William Pepperrell's, and 
Widow Champernowne's. Not one soldier \vas in any one of 
these garrisons, but they were kept and defended by their inhab- 
itants. In upper Kittery or Berwick there \vere eight garrisons, 
Major Charles Frost's, Benoni Hodsdon's, Jonathan Nason's, 
Daniel Stone's, Ensign Thomas Abbot's, Richard Nason's, 
William Spencer's, and Thomas Holmes', in all which garrisons 
there were but six soldiers. Major Frost had about fifty pounds 
of powder and one hundred pounds of shot. Such were the 
means of defense when the war began. It is evident that every 
house and inhabitant above Thomas Holmes at Quamphegan 
Falls had been swept away by the Indian massacre of the spring of 

The inhabitants of Berwick were not left long undisturbed. 
William Yaughan in a letter dated 28 May 1690, says, "The 
Indians left Nechowanneck after having Dangerously Wounded 
one man. burn'd sundry houses, &c/' The journal of Rev. John 
Pike of Dover, N. H., affords us some glimpses of the constant 
dangers to which all houses and inhabitants were exposed. He 
says under date of 28 Sept. 1691, "David Hamilton, Henry Childe 
&c were slain by Indians at Newichawannick." David Hamilton 
was son of a David Hamilton who died a few years earlier. 
Henry Child had married Sarah, daughter of Richard Nason, and 
left children. 

In 1694 the Indians again raided Kittery from Berwick to 
Spruce Creek. Sarah, daughter of Benjamin Nason, was cap- 
tured and held in captivity till 1699, when she was ransomed by 
Thomas Hutchins. The intentions of marriage of Thomas 

'Coll. of Me. Hist. Society, Vol. V. pp. gi-2. 


Hutchins and Sarah Nason were recorded 26 July 1718. We 
would wish, for the sake of romance, that these were the same per- 
sons, but there is some evidence that another Sarah Nason mar- 
ried Thomas Hutchins. 

Pike says that, 20 Aug. 1694, the Indian's killed Henry Barnes, 
Edmund Hammons and his wife, as they were at work in a field 
at Spruce Creek. Four days later he records that, "Eight persons 
were killed and captivated at Long Reach, 5 at Downing's and 3 at 
Tohey's.'' About a year later, 6 July 1695, Capt. Joseph Ham- 
mond was captured while he was searching for a strayed cow in 
the woods. He was bound and left all night on Raitt's Hill, taken 
to Canada and ransomed after about five months. During his 
absence in Canada his garrison was attacked as the following letter 
from Charles Frost to Lieutent-Governor Stoughton, shows. 

ffrom Kittery Sept. 7th, 1695. 
May it please yo'r Hounor : 

( )n Lords day last the enemie alarmed Wels by shotting of 
many guns in the woods nere the garisons ; on Monday A party 
of Souldiers from Berwick & York went out, noe signe of them, 
only several! Cowes wanting that were wont to Com home. On 
Wensday morning last the Indianes beset Capt. Hammonds gari- 
son at Kittery, a bout thirty of them as they Judge, wonded one 
man in the garison throu both thies. they being Close under the 
garrison, put his gun throu a Little Craves of the palosadoes, there 
being but fower menu in the garison at that time : they beete them 
of Soe they went a waie into the woods. Carrying a waie three 
of thire wounded men. Left behind them a french pistol, hatchet, 
a small bag in which was his beads, Cruisefix, Almanick, & som 
other trumperey ; leaving much blood behind them about the gari- 
son. the same day they were on the upper end of York, and a 
bout the Same number ; our men have bin rangin the woods : Can- 
not jneete \vith them : som scoulking indian have bin sen since in 
our towne : guns heard go of in the woods : this I thought it my 
Dutv to Informe yo'r Hounor: who am 
Yo'r Hounor's most 

Humble Serv't 

Charles ffrost. 

It was during this year that Joseph Frye. doubtless son of 
Adrian Frye, aged fifteen vears, was captured. He never returned, 


but married in Canada and descendants have been traced back to 
him. He was baptized in Canada under the name of Andre 
Frey. 1 

A letter from Ichabod Plaisted to Capt.John Hill of Saco, dated 
9 June, 1693, says, "Last night we had four persons carried away 
from the garrison by the Indians, and one wounded. The place 
was at Sturgeon Creek. And those carried away were Nicholas 
Frost's wife and two children and the Widow Smith." This was 
the wife of Nicholas Frost, the "beaver trader.'' Nicholas Frost 
himself must have been captured about this time and was reported 
as in captivity at Norridgewock in 1695 and as drowned in 1698." 
Mrs. Frost and her children returned to Kittery. They must 
have lived on the farm long occupied by the Clark family of Eliot. 

Major Charles Frost had long been hated by the Indians. 
They found their opportunity for revenge 4 July 1697. As he was 
returning from church at Great Works, about a mile north of his 
garrison house he fell into an ambush. Dennis Downing was shot 
with him and also Phebe, wife of John Heard. This has been 
taken to be Dennis Downing the blacksmith, but some think it was 
his son of the same name." The night after Frost's burial the 
Indians opened his grave, took out the body, carried it to the top of 
Frost's hill and suspended it upon a stake. His resting place was 
marked some years later with a flat stone, on which is a rudely 
chiseled inscription. "Here lyeth intrrd ye body of Mj. Charles 
Frost ager 65 years Deed July ye 4th 1697." The spot where he 
was slain is near a large boulder, on which is a suitable inscription. 
It is known as Ambush Rock. 

Tradition says that the wife of John Heard was wounded 
and tried in vain to remount her horse. She begged her husband 

'A full account of him. by Miss C. Alice Baker, was published in The 
Gazette and Courier. Greenfield. Mass., i March. 1902. 

2 See Old Eliot. Vol. IV. p. 88. 

:> A letter found in Massachusetts Archives, dated 5 July 1697, was 
written by Richard Waldron to Lt. Gov. Stoughton. in which he says, 
speaking of Major Charles Frost, "himself & seven or eight in company 
yesterday in the afternoon coming homeward from Meeting at Necho- 
wonke were ambushed by ye enemy. The Major and one Heard's wife 
were shot down dead. Heard and young Downing wounded, the latter 
mortally. They discovered about 8 or 10 Indians." This Dennis Down- 
ing. Jr.. had a grant of land. 16 March 1694. which was laid out, 21 Dec. 
1709. to his brother, Joshua Downing, at Beaver Dam. 



to leave her and save the children at home. The Indians chased 
him and shot his horse under him near his garrison. He escaped 
and saved his house and children. 

Hon. Mark Dennett left on record a tradition concerning this 
John Heard. While out in the woods he was discovered by sev- 
eral Indians. He at once fled and the Indians pursued. Heard 
knew of an old hollow log in the woods, which he gained unper- 
ceived by the Indians, having killed his dog that he might not be 


betrayed. There he lay concealed. The Indians in their pursuit 
came and sat down on the log for rest. Heard listened to their 
conversation and heard them threaten what they would do to 
John Heard if they should catch him. He had previously dis- 
tinguised himself in the- Indian wars. In due time he emerged 
from his hiding place and returned home in safety. 

Pike's brief account of Frost's death is as follows: "Major 
Charles Frost slain by the Indians (as returning from meeting 
betwixt Smith's garrison and his own ) also Dennis Downing and 
Phebe Heard slain at the same time and John Heard wounded." 

Pike's Journal says, "29 Julv 169", James Gooden with two 
soldiers slain bv the Indians as thev were at work in the meadow, 


and William Gooden wounded." These were sons of the first 
Daniel Goodwin. 

"9 May 1698, Enoch Htttchins was killed by the Indians at 
Spruce Creek, as he was at work in his field, and 3 of his sons 
carried away. The same day Joseph Pray of York was 
wounded." Tradition says the wife of Hutchins was also taken. 
Two of the sons were Jonathan, aged 14, and Samuel. 

This long war reduced the population of Kittery to extreme 
poverty. The houses and barns of many \vere burned and their 
cattle killed. The schools were discontinued for fear that the 
children in going and coming would be exposed to hostile attacks. 
If religious services were held, they were attended by armed men. 
Petitions were sent to the General Court every year from 1694 to 
1697, asking for relief from taxation and aid in paying the min- 
ister at Berwick. The following represents as w r ell as any the 
sad conditions of the inhabitants. 

To the Right Honorable William Stoughton Esqr 
Leiftt Governr & Commanclr in cheif of his 
Ma j ties Prouince of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New-England, Together with ye 
Honorable Council of the said 


The Selectmen of Kittery humbly Petition That yor honors 
would Condescend to take thought concerning our poor Estate 
and accordingly be helpful to vis. Tis more difficult abundantly 
plainly to represent our Calamity to yor Honors than solembly 
here to groan under it ; the latter during Gods good pleasure we 
must endure ; which we hope by your sensible acquaintance there- 
with may in some measure be alleviated, if it might please yor 
Honors to abate the whole set proportion in that Province Rate 
which was Granted Xovbr 18 1696 amountting to 36 Ibs accord- 
ing to ye Treasurers Warrant Mar. 17 1696/7 which (severall 
things considered) we think scarce possible to be collected 
within our precincts 

1. May it be thought on the Town in Generall are allmost 
overcome & discouraged by the tediousness of the Warr finding 
their Estate daily decaying and Expecting Poverty to come upon 
them like an armed man. 

2. As indeed (blessed be God) some and those very few 
that can wth much adoe Get a Comfortable livelyhood, so very 


many are in the greatest extremity not having a days Prouison to 
live upon nor any thing where by to procure sustenance inso- 
much that it's wonderfull yt some do not perish for want, and they 
are destitute of money wherewithall to assist ymselues with 
tilings necessary, so we yor Honors humble supplicants cannot 
(with conscience) impose any burthen upon ym except yor 
honors after Consideration of ye Circumstances are pleased not to 
release yr Taxes. 

3. As many of oure Inhabitants are very poor so we are very 
much charged by the maintenance of others who are not capable 
of getting yr necessary sustenance, as some aged some maimed 
and severall whose livings (further toward the East) the Enemy 
has ruined \vch makes our own Town taxes not a little burthen- 

4. Xo small charge considering our Poverty is expended in 
repairing of Garrisons whereby yet we are more disenabled. 

5. We have disbursed this year already more for ye Publick 
than doth well consist with our Living especially seing tho we are 
for the most part husbandmen yet the greatest part of ye Town 
haue had little or no help by yr Summer Labr for Grain wch has 
occasion the disbursements of most to be large and of many 
Greater then their Incomes. 

6. We are daily in expectation of the Enemies invading us 
(The Good Lord prevent them), We beg yor Honors would Con- 
sider our condition and be .mindfull of our hard Circumstances, 
and would see Cause to release us from wt Publicq charge your 
honors Prudence shall think fit, especially the fore-mentioned 
Tax; However we humbly signify our Case (resting in Yor 
Judgmt) which if yor Honors Please to pitty in this regard we 
shall be very thankfull. We rest, praying. &c 

Yor Honors humble Petitioners and Seruts 1 

Kitten- Apr. 13 

Daniel Gooding, 
James Emery, 
James Warren, 
John Shapleigh, 
Elihu Gunnison, 
Joshua Downing, 
William ffernald, 

Selectmen of Kittery. 
'Coll. of Me. Hist. Society, Vol. V. 482-4. 


In view of the fact that three similar petitions had been 
granted the foregoing- one was refused, and a few months later 
the parish of Berwick sent up an independent petition, saying 
that the greater part of the parish had been wholly wasted by the 
Indians, that the mills had been burned or made useless by the 
war, that the people were closely confined to garrisons and could 
not attend to ordinary occupations without extreme danger, that 
the last corn crop had failed, insomuch that severall families 
might have perished, had not the charity of Connecticut neigh- 
bors prevented, that they were forced to expend much in caring 
for the poor and in repairing garrisons, and that lately the enemy 
had killed and wounded severall. Therefore they begged for 
twenty pounds a year while their calamity lasted, hoping thus to 
be able to pay the arrears of the minister. 

From 1699 to 1/03 there was peace. Then broke out Queen 
Anne's War, lasting till July, 1/13. Kittery became at once a 
point of attack. Pike again is our chronicler. He writes under 
date of 30 Oct. 1/03, "One Christopher Patrick, a soldier, was 
slain by the Indians betwixt Quamphegan and Salmon Falls, 
above half an hour after sunset. He had five guns discharged 
upon him and was shot with many bullets." 

"28 Jan. 1/04, about 9 or 10 in the morning, the Indians to 
the number of 30 or _jo made an attack upon Andrew Xeal's gar- 
rison in the lower part of Berwick, killed a poor maid, wounded 
a lad who made his escape, burned three houses, killed many 
cattle, had one of their own crew sorely wounded, if not slain, and 
so drew off." Samuel Penhallow in his History of the Indian 
Wars gives a different account of this affair. He says, "At Ber- 
wick they killed one, wounded another, and burnt two houses. 
After that they made a descent on Andrew Xeal's garrison, where 
they were vigorously repulsed bv Capt. Brown, who killed nine 
on the spot and wounded many more, which so enraged those 
wretches that at their return they executed their revenge on 
Joseph King, \\~ho was then a captive among them, whom they 
fastened to a stake and burnt alive, barbarously shouting and 
rejoicing at his cries." Penhallow perhaps got his information 
from the captain's report of the engagement, and it seems to be 
somewhat inflated, when compared with Pike's record. There 
was an Amie Xell [ Xeal j of Xewichawannock among the cap- 
tives in Canada in 1699. 


Pike records the following, 4 May 1705: "Many persons sur- 
prised by the Indians at Spruce Creek and York. John Brown, 
H. I Jams, a child of Dodavah Curtis and a child of Enoch 
Hutchins slain, rest carried captive by ten or a dozen Indians. 
Also Mrs. Hoit [Hoel it should be], running up the hill to discern 
the outcry, fell into their hands and was slain." Penhallow 
speaks of Mrs. Hoel as a "gentlewoman of good extract and 
education." He says also, "The greatest sufferer was Enoch 
Hutchins in the loss of his wife and children." The Dennett 
manuscripts afford further particulars. This Mrs. Hutchins is 
called the great-grandmother of Col. Gowen Wilson. The family 
were surprised by the Indians, her husband shot at the door and 
she was ordered to prepare to march with them. She pulled her 
husband's body into the house and shut the door, and then with 
her two little boys was compelled to march. One of the boys was 
soon unable to keep up. when one of the Indians, thinking per- 
haps that the boy would be killed, kindly caught him up in his 
arms and ran away with him. Several days afterward the mother 
and boy were under the care of this kind Indian. One of the 
Hutchins bovs is said to have split a wooden shoe from his foot 
with a hatchet, which feat won the admiration of the Indians. 
The other shoe was brought home from captivity and is still pre- 
served. It was in the possession of Col. Gowen "Wilson in 1869. 

James Tobev and his son James were slain by Indians in the 
woods 21 May 1/05. John Rogers was badly wounded the same 
day. but escaped and recovered. Lieut. John Shapleigh was 
killed 6 June 1706 "near the northeast corner of the Dennett farm 
nn the hill about a dozen rods from Shapleigh's bridge so called'' 
from this circumstance. His son Nicholas was captured at the 
same time and carried to Canada. Penhallow says that "in their 
inarch they were so inhumanly cruel that they bit off the tops of 
his fingers and to stagnate the blood seared them with hot tobacco 

Again Pike records that. 16 June 1707, "Philip Carpenter, a 
Jersey man, with his wife and three or four children, was 
at Spruce Creek, about the middle of the day. The Indians being 
seven in number were met with by the English three or four 
tinu-s and tired upon. Some packs were taken, but the enemy got 
all off and escaped." A daughter, Mary, escaped or was ran- 
somed, and twelve vears later became the wife of John Deering. 


30 Sept. 1707, "J anies Ferguson and his wife, members of the 
church at Berwick and worthy persons, were slain by the Indians 
as they returned from meeting. Nicholas Smith at the same time 
was wounded but escaped and got cured." 

19 Sept. 1708, Robert Reed, a schoolmaster, and David 
Hutchins, ventured too far into the woods at Spruce Creek on 
the Sabbath, fell into an ambush and were slain. A lad, who was 
with them, escaped. 

We learn from Penhallow that i June 1712, the Indians came 
again to Spruce Creek and shot James Pickernell "as he was lock- 
ing his door and going to the garrison ; they also wounded his 
wife and knocked a child on the head, which they scalped, yet it 
afterwards recovered." The tradition has come down in this 
family that both husband and wife were killed by Indians and 
their graves are still pointed out on Pickernell Hill. "They had 
been to the barn to milk their cows and the Indians shot them 
while passing between the barn and the house." So Hon. Mark 
Dennett records the story in 1866, as he received it fifty years 
before from Esther and Hannah Pickernell, aged members of the 

In consequence of the ravages of the Indians in the first year 
of Queen Anne's War the people of Kittery sent up to the General 
Court a petition that the taxes of 1704 be abated. It is dated 28 
Dec. 1704 and is signed by the Selectmen, William Pepperrell, 
John Shapleigh, John Leighton, John Hill, and Charles Frost. 
They say, "We have tried to raise it by all lawful means, but the 

people are utterly unable to pay it in money 

. . We have offered their Goods and Chattels at an outcry 
according to directions in the Treasurer's Warrant, but find 
none of abilitie to buy. . . Considering the seat of Warr is 
with us, and ye Burden exceeding heavy as we are a poor Scat- 
tering People Necessitated to watch, ward, Scout, build Garri- 
sons and fortifications, and one halfe of us to be furnished with 
Snowshoes and Mogginsins and all at our own charge, and at 
every alarm Driven from our employment." 

The Court resolved, "that the Sum of Thirty-eight pounds be 
abated to the poor of the town of Kittery, according to the Dis- 
position of ye Selectmen and Representatives of sd Town, they 
being most capable to relieve such as they Know have met with 
most sufferings bv the Heathen. Provided that the names of 



P'sons and Sums respectively abated to them be by the Selectmen 
and Representatives laid before this Court at their next Session." 
The following apportionment shows who had suffered most. 

Edmund Gage 
Widow Mitchell 
John Ford 
John Amee 
James Foy 
Thomas Hooper 
Joseph Cradover 
Wm Roberts, Jr. 
Aaron Phares 
Joseph Crockett, Sr. 
John King 
John Frink 
Richard Endle 
John Fennicke 
Saml Johnson 
Widow Hammons 
Paul Williams 
John Rail 
Danl Jones 
John Shepherd 
Walter Deniford 
Hezekiah Elwell 
John Gear 
Silvanus Tripe 
John Moggeridge 

Mosses Worster 
John Staples 
James Pickernail 
The Widow Xelson 
John Cole 
Francis Allen 















Elisha Clark 
Lewis Tucker 
Rogr Thomas 
Henry Bencent 
John Tinny 
Jedidiah Jordan 
Widow Palmer & 

James IJraddeen 
Widow Tinny 
Widow Haley 
Widow More 
Old Goodman Leiten 






Richard Cutt 
Jos. Wilson 
Elihu Gunnison 
Ichabod Plaisted 
John Shapleigh 
John Hill 

Selectmen for ye Town of Kittcry. 

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William Fry 
John Pall 
James Stapell 
Thomas Musscet 
Samuel Small 
Daniel Fog 

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Mosses Bouden 
Samuel Johnson 
James Tobee 
John Rogers 

Josiah Goodridge 
Walter Allen 
Thomas Gubtail 
Samuel Brackett 
Gabriel Hambleton 
Gilbert Warren 
Robert Gray 
John Xason 
\Yilliam Wadley 
Baker Xason 
Widdow Martha Lord 
John Cooper 
Peter Grant 
Job Emery 
Samll Shores 
Edward Waymouth 
Bartholomew Thomson 
Timothy Waymouth 
Hcnery Snow 
Christopher Banefield 
George Brawn 
John Brooks 
Xicholas Gellison 
Benja Tubbs 
Xichs Goen 
Willm Stacy 
Francis ITarlow 
William Smith 



S (1 







Mathew Libbe 
Daniel Libbe 
Thomas Huncum 
William Blacket 
Xicholas Morrell 

Ichabod Plaisted 
John Shapleigh 
John Hill 
Daniel Emery 








Thomas Rodes 

Widdow Elizabeth Gowen 

Xicholas Turbit 

Peter Wittome i 

Thomas Holmes 

Thomas Chick 

Allen Yoz 

Andrew X^eal 

John Key Senr 

Richard " Chick 

Thomas Butler 

Joseph Abbot 

John Abbot 

Lemuel Gowen 

Daniel Stone 

Daniel Emery 

Walter Abbot 




Yera copia. J. P. Cler. 

Ichabod Plaisted 
John Shapleigh 
John Hill 
Daniel Emery 

Select Men. 



A list of garrisons in Berwick and the northern part of what 
is now Eliot, down as far as Sturgeon Creek is here presented. 
They were reviewed by order of the Governor in Nov. 1711, and 
the following report was made. Incidentally the population at 
that time is learned. 1 

Maj. Plaisted 
Mr. Key 

Mr. Chadbotirne 

Capt. Hill 

Mr. Spencer 

Mr. Walker 

Mr. Emery 

Mr. Hubbard 

Mr. Lord 

Mr. Xeal 

Mr. Xeeson [Xason] 

Mr. Whitttim 

Capt. Heard 

Lieut. Frost 

Hodson [Hodsdon] 
















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s Souls 



























The only one of Old Kittery that now remains. 

The only Garrison House that remains is that on the farm 
of Frederick Frost, a cut of which is here shown. The hewn 
logs of which it is built are still sound. It was erected about 


J Soo Maine Recorder Vol. II. p. 114. 


Peace lasted from July 1713 to June 1722. Then began 
what is sometimes called Lovewell's War. It continued till 15 
Dec. 1725. Xot many incidents of this war, so far as the inhab- 
itants of Kittery and Berwick were concerned, have been put on 
record. Penhallow states that in May 1724, "Miles Thompson 
of Berwick was killed and his son was carried captive." He 
lived on the road which leads from Quamphegan to Wells, at 
Love's Brook. A man by the name of Stone was mangled and 
scalped near where Thompson fell, but he survived and lived to 
be an old man. Sullivan says, "His life was miserable; he wore 
a silver caul on his head, went on crutches, and had the use of 
only one hand, and was subject to strong convulsion fits." 

It must have been during this war that a girl named Tamsen 
Ham was captured, probably in Dover. She remained several 
years with the Indians. After her ransom or the end of the war 
she married Thomas Spinney of Kittery and lived to great age. 

The following story may be found in the Dennett manu- 
scripts, and it has been published severall times with many 
embellishments. A certain Joseph Furbish is said to have 
married a Miss Hobbs. Twin sisters were born, Dorothy and 
Phebe. One morning, while the babies were in the cradle, the 
mother went out to milk the cows. She was seized by Indians, 
gagged with her handkerchief, and her hands were tied. Then 
a loud whoop attracted her husband, who seized his gun and ran 
to the rescue. He was struck down by a tomahawk and left for 
dead. The Indians set fire to the house after having plundered 
it but overlooked the babies in the cradle. The neighbors 
hurried to the burning house, rescued the babies and restored 
the wounded man to consciousness. One of the babes, Dorothy, 
afterward married John Dennet. The other, Phebe, married 
Elisha Littlefield. 

After twenty-five years of absence the wife and mother 
managed to escape from the Indians. "Her extreme beauty had 
saved her." An Indian chief wished to marry her but she 
refused. She, however, nursed his infant son, who grew to man- 
hood and revered her as his mother, the old chief having died. 
The Indian women looked upon her as something more than 
human. She taught them how to cook, nursed them when they 
were sick, and was considered by them as a sort of magician or 
medicine woman. Well, she stole awav from them at last and 


wandered to the Atlantic coast. One account says she had 
been to the great lakes ; another says she had been carried into 
the south. After arriving at the coast by selling trinkets she 
was enabled to get home. She found her husband "on the verge 
of the grave, both daughters married, each holding in arms her 
first born, named for the grandfather. Dolly's child was Joseph 
Dennet ; Phebe's child was Joseph Littlefield." 

All this is about as near the truth as most historical novels, 
though a lot of improbabilities have been very clumsily woven 
into the account. There was no Joseph Furbish at that time, as 
one can see by referring to the account of the Furbish family in 
this book. John Furbish married Hannah Littlefield and lived 
in what is now the northwest part of Eliot on the York road. 
The baptisms of his children indicate that his wife could not have 
been long away from home. He had daughters, Dorothy and 
Fhebe. but they were baptized eight years apart. Hannah 
( Littlefield ) Furbush may have been captured by Indians about 
1/25. If so, she returned after a short time. 

In 1720 it was ordered that garrisons or places of refuge 
should be erected at the residences of the following persons ; 
Andrew Xeal. John Gowen, Jonathan Xason, Samuel Small, Jr., 
Capt. John Heard, Maj. Charles Frost, John Morrell. Senr., 
Capt. Nicholas Shapleigh, Capt. John Leighton, David Libby, 
Jr. Joseph Hill, John Staple. Maj. Joseph Hammond, Widow 
.Spinney, John Dennet, Richard King, Senr., Joseph Curtis, 
Richard Rogers, John Adams, Robert Cutt, Lt. Elihu (iunnison, 
Nathaniel Leach, Xathaniel Keen, Rev. John Xewmarch, Samuel 
Hutchins, Nicholas Weeks, Andrew Lewis, Col. William Pep- 
perrell, Widow Wilson, Ebenezer More, Richard Cutt, Clement 
Deering, and Robert Eliot. 

Agreeably to this order we find the following list of garrisons 
in the records of the town. 

"At a meeting of ye Military officers of ye town of Kittery 
together with ye Selectmen of sd Town, Sept. I5th & T7th, 1722, 
for ye ( )rdering what houses be made Defencible in sd town by 
virtue of An Act of ye (iovernmt, passed at their Session ye 7th 
day of Angst, 1722 

Ordered thet ye several houses following be made Defencible, 
Yizt ; 

ist. Daniel Furbush. And that Allexander Forguson & 
Samll Shorev with their familvs Lodge therein. 


2(1 Andrew Xeal. And that Daniel Emery, Benja Gookl and 
John Hearl with their familys Lodge threin. 

3d. John Gowen. And that Nicholas Gowen, Thomas Weed, 
and their familys Lodge threin. 

4. Jonathan Xason. And that Joseph Goold, Timo Way- 
mouth, Henry Snow & Benja Stacy and their familys Lodge, 

5. Samll Small Junr. And that ye Inhabitants and familys 
from ye mouth of Sturgeon Creek to Barthow ffrosts with 
Johnson & Smith Lodge therein. 

6. Capt John Heard. And that ye Inhabts & familys from 
James heards to David Sawyers Inclusively Lodge therein. 

7. Xicho Morrell, at ye ferry. And that ye inhabitants and 
familys from Wm Frys to John Morrell Junr, son of Xicho 
Morrell Inclusively Lodge therein. 

8. Samuel Hill. And that Samll Hill Junr, James Davis, 
Ebenezer Dennet, Xathl Chapman & their familys Lodge therein. 

9 Capt. Xicho Shapleigh. And that ye Inhabitants and fam- 
ilys from Michael Kennards to his own house inclusively Lodge 

10. Capt. John Leighton. And that Benja March, Joseph 
Pilsbury, John Richardson & yr familys Lodge therein. 

11. Mr. John Rogers. And that ye Inhabitants and familys 
from his own home to Daniel Fogg and Daniel Fogg Junr 
Inclusively Lodge therein. 

12. David Libby Junr. And that ye Inhab & familys from 
Jas Staples to Thomas Hanscoms Inclusively Lodge therein. 

13. Maj Joseph Hammond. And that Stephen Tobey, Samll 
Tobey, Samll Green, Daniel Green, John Rogers, Abram Cross 
wth their familys Lodge therein. 

14. John Lydston. And that ye Inhabitants and familys 
from Peter Staples to Danll Pauls Inclusively Lodge therein. 

1 6. Mr. Richard King. And that ye Inhabitants and familys 
from John Pauls to ye lower end of ye neck called Spinneys 
point Lodge therein. 

17. Mr. John Staple. And that ye Inhabitants anf familys 
fr Wm 15 rooks to Jacob Remick Junr, Inclusively Lodge 

17. Mr. John Fernald. And that ye Inhabitants & familys 
from Kichd Gowell Junr to Thomas Coles Inclusively Lodge 


18. Mr. John Adams. And that Nathl Fernald, Wm Wors- 
ter with their familys Lodge therein. 

19. Mr. John Newmarch. And that ye inhabitants & familys 
from James Spinneys to ye Widow Tripes with Walter Denne- 
ford Lodge therein. 

20. Mr. Robert Cutt. And that ye Inhab & familys from 
Benja Fernald to Francis Winkleys Lodge therein. 

21. Mr. Elihu Gunison. from John Pearses ye whole Neck 
downward with their familys Lodge therein. 

22. Nathl Kene. and that ye Inhabitants & familys from 
Nathl Leaches to Kenes house. Except John Shepard who 
desires to be posted at Rogerses Lodge therein. 

23. Richd Rogers. And that John Shepard, Jerem Spinney, 
Moses Stevens, Paul Williams, John Manson, ffrancis Pette- 
grew, Wm Rogers, Wm Stanley, & Richd Pope Lodge therein 
with their familys. 

24. Mr. Joseph Curtis. And that James Stariot, James 
Stariot Junr, Peter Stariot, Nathll Fernald, James Brideen, 
Junr, Wm Wilson, John Crocker, Samll Johnson, Junr, and yr 
familys Lodge therein. 

25. Dodavah Curtis. And that Samll Johnson, Withers 
Berry, Benja Hammons, Nicholas Weekes & their familys 
Lodge therein. 

26. Joseph Wilson. And that John Benson, Thomas Hutch- 
ins, Enoch Hutchins & John Dealing & their familys Lodge 

27. Andrew Lewis. And that Andw Haley, Peter Lewis, 
John Hutchins, George Fenix, Thos Morgrage & Moses Downer 
wth yr familys Lodge therein. 

28. Danl Hutchins. And that Jonathan Hutchi'ns, John 
Chapman with their familys Lodge therein. 

29. Widdow Wilson. And that Joseph Weekes, Saml 
Skillin.Gowen Wilson, John Wilson & Wm Haley with their 
familys Lodge therein. 

30. Ebenezer More. And that ye Inhabitants & familys 
from John Ingersol to Wm Tucker Inclusively Lodge therein. 

31. Joseph Crockett. And that Francis Smart, Nathl Hix, 
Jno Norton, Alexandr Macquinery, with ye young men that now 
doe dutv there, and ve familvs Lodge therein. 


32. Henry Barter. And that Thomas Ball, James Grendal, 
Ebenr Emory, Zacheus Beal, Wm Roberts & Widdow Crockett, 
with their family s Lodge therein. 

33. Collo Wm Pepperrell. And that ye Inhabitants and 
familys from Thomas Bearings to Kittery Point Meeting house 
Inclusively Lodge therein. 

34. Roger Mitchell. And that ye Inhabitants and familys 
from Wm Racklifts to Clement Bearings Inclusively Lodge 

35. Saml Ford. And that ye Inhabitants and familys from 
his own house to Foyes Inclusively Lodge therein. 

36. Joseph Mitchell. And that ye Inhabitants familys from 
Joseph Billings to John Whitney Inclusively Lodge therein. 

Ordered that Chas. Frost, Esq. Robert Eliot, Esq, Mr. 
Richd Cutt, James Chadbourne, and Richd Mitchell be admitted 
to keep their Own houses, Provided they make them Befencible 
At their own Charge & keep up Watching & Warding there 

Given under our hands this I7th Septr, 1722. 

William Pepperrell 
Jos. Hammond 
Wm Pepperrell Junr 
John Leighton 
Nicho Shapleigh 
Elihu Gunnison 
James Chadbourne 
John Adams 
Jos. Curtis 
Wm Leighton 
Jos. Hammond Junr 
Wm Fernald 




It has been supposed by some that Maine was settled by a 
godless sort of people, who cared little for the Sabbath and 
ordinances of worship. Some of the early Puritan writers 
spoke rather disparagingly of the state of morals and religion 
in Maine as compared with the piety and strict orthodoxy of 
the settlers at Plymouth and in Massachusetts Bay. It used to 
be said that, if one could not find a religion to suit him in Mass- 
achusetts, he might go to Maine. Another saying, attributed 
to the early settlers of the Isles of Shoals and of the neighboring 
coast, \vas that "the}- came to fish and not to pray." It was 
probable that for a few years, while fishermen were often moving 
from place to place and lived chiefly in their boats and without 
the companionship of wives and children, religious services were 
infrequent. I kit as soon as settlements began upon the main- 
land, due attention was paid to the ordinances of worship. 
Capt. John Mason sent over with his first colonists in 1631 a 
communion set, besides a ''great Bible and twelve Service Books" 
thinking doubtless to establish a church of the Episcopal order. 
Whether such a service was held at Xewichawannock or not 
does not appear on record. 

As early as 1640 the Court imposed a fine for violation of 
the Sabbath, showing what the custom of the people was. In 
1650 several were presented at Court for absenting themselves 
from religious services. Oct. 23, 1653, Hugh Gunnison was 
indicted for allowing his daughter, Sarah Lynn, to stay at home 
whole months from religious services. This indicates that reg- 
ular religious services were held at Kittery Point before that 
date. Oct. 16, 1649, the following record was made, "It is 
ordered by the court and the power thereof, that all gode people 
within the jurisdiction of this province who are out of a church 
way and be orthodox in judgment and not scandalous in life 
shall have full libertv to gather themselves into a church estate, 


provided they doe it in a Christian way ; with the due observa- 
tion of the rules of Christ revealed in his words ; and every 
church hath free liberty of election and ordination of all her 
officers from tyme to tyme, provided they be all pious and ortho- 
dox." Just what constituted orthodoxy the Court did not 
define. This was before Maine came under the jurisdiction of 
Massachusetts, and it is probable that considerable liberty of 
worship was allowed. We read of no persecutions till some 
years later. 

Under date of July 4, 1659, the location of Meeting-Houses 
is alluded to in the following- Court record, "In reference to the 
settling of all future differences among the inhabitants of Kit- 
tery concerning the placing of their meeting house, the court 
having heard both portions and finding that by the extreme 
length of the town it would be impossible for the inhabitants to 
meet in one place, decided that Franks Fort be ye pe'tition 
bounds, and that the meeting house for the upper part of the 
town be located on the north east of the bounds of Sturgeon 
Creek in the most convenient place : and those families in Long 
Reach be at liberty to go the meeting house they may choose ; 
then to be free from contributing to that part below the river. 
And that the public income of the town by mills, etc., should 
redound to such place as was first provided with an able minis- 
ter, until both places be supplied ; and that during the time that 
both places were provided, the said income should be equally 
divided." It seems, then, that before 1659 there was no church 
edifice north of Kittery Point. That there was one at the Point 
appears by a record made July 4, 1671, to the effect that the 
Meeting House for the lower division of Kittery, from Sturgeon 
Creek to Braveboat Harbor, should be set at the Point, "near 
where the old meeting house stood." Likewise a committee 
consisting of Richard \Yaldron, Edward Rishworth, John Davis 
and Job Alcock, appointed by the Court, made its report Oct. 
12, 1669, to the effect that the new Meeting House be built at 
the Point, "where now the old meeting house stands." There 
must, then, have been a Meeting House very early, to be called 
old in 1669 and in need of being replaced by a new one. It was 
ordered also in 1671 that the inhabitants resident in the lower 
division pay a just proportion of the expense of building the 
house, provided that if the inhabitants that live from Spinney's 


Cove upward shall erect a meeting 1 house among them and 
maintain a minister, then those inhabitants in the lower part of 
the parish, who had received help from the upper part to 
build a Meeting House at the Point, should return back the same 
amount of money for building the Meeting House between 
Thomas Spinney's and Sturgeon Creek. That the old Meeting 
House at the Point was badly out of repair is shown by the fact 


that in 1670 the town of Kittery was presented at Court "for 
not providing a convenient place to worship God in upon the 
Lord's Day." Doubtless the first Meeting House was a rough 
structure within, having nothing better than pine benches for 
seats, unplastered and unheated. The second was somewhat 
better. In 1674 Thomas Withers gave to his daughter, Eliza- 
beth, "a debt that is due unto me from the Town of Kittery of 
Twenty two pounds or thereabouts, wch I payd for the Meeting 
house & the land." 1 Perhaps he was the builder. In 
1695 this was reported at Court as "very much out of repair soe 
yt it is very uncomfortable to meet in." and the Court ordered 
that it be repaired. A new church was built in 1727 which was 

'York Docds. II. 18;. 


burned about 1/30. The present Meeting house at the Point was 
built immediately after that date. It stood out in the present 
street and faced the west, having a tall belfry. It was moved, 
turned toward the south and repaired in 1874. 

Though the Court in 1659 decreed that there should be two 
Meeting Houses in Kittery, the inhabitants evidently thought 
there ought to be three, for at a town meeting held July 17, 
1660, it was "agreed and fully and freely consented unto that 
this town of Kittery is bv free consent divided into three parts 
for settling of three ministers, one in the east part as followeth, 
one at Xichewanick which bounds are to come down unto 
Thompson point brook formerly called the black Brook and 
from that Brook the second division it is to go downward to the 
great cove below Thos. Spinney's Point and the third division is 
to go down from the great cove unto Brave Boat Harbor with 
Capt. Champernown Island, all which three divisions according 
as they are divided each division to bear their own charges for 
the maintainance of their own Minister." The northern divi- 
sion .was early called the Parish of Unity 1 and later Berwick. 
The middle division became the town of Eliot over one hundred 
and fifty years later. After the town of Berwick was set off from 
Kittery in 1713. then what was before the middle parish became 
the upper parish of Kittery, and the middle parish was that at the 
head of Spruce Creek. 

The inhabitants along the river above Spinney's Cove were 
permitted by order of the Court to attend church at Portsmouth 
or at Dover and to pay one-half of their rates at the place where 
they worshiped, but it seems that as early as 1671 the people at 
Long Reach were agitating the matter of building a Meeting- 
House for themselves. The edifice was not erected till nearly 
thirty years later, but they had regular religious services on the 
Sabbath at some private house. At a meeting of the lower 
parish, held 13 Feb. 1 693-4, it was voted that "ye minister shall 
preach one Sabbath at ye Point Meeting house & ye other Sab- 
bath at some convenient place at ye Long Reach." Accordingly 
services were held there, though the long talked of church edifice 
had not bven erected. At a legal meeting of the lower division 

found in G>urt records in 1668. 


of Kittery, dated Sept. 26, 1699, Capt. William Fernald, Mr. 
Elihu Gunnison, Lieut. John Shapleigh, Mr. Roger Deering and 
Mr. Joshua Downing were chosen a committee "to agree with the 
minister for his yearly Sallary and for the place or places to meet 
in for ye puhlick worship of God." The' committee made their 
report to the people on the tenth day of November following. 

"We the subscribers being Chosen by the Inhabitants of the 
Lower Devision of the Town of Kittery to answer Mr. New- 
march's proposals made to ye sd Inhabitants and for any other 
thing necessary and beneficial for the Town relating to the Set- 
tlement of the Minister, places of meeting, &c 

ily In reference to the places of Meeting we doe mutually 
agree that there be two places of meeting for the publick worship 
of God as formerly for the Term of four years from ye first day 
of June next and if it doth not consist with the interestof the min- 
ister and people so to continue then to take some other Methods 
that may be thought more beneficial and convenient for both. 

2ndly That the house agreed upon to be built and ye land 
to be fenced in at ye ministry land at Spruce Creek Shall be pro- 
ceeded in and carried on by the Committee chosen and appointed 
for that affair, and till that be finished the Inhabitants are to pro- 
vide a convenient house for the minister. 

3rdly We do agree that ye Ministers yearly Sallary Shall 
continue to lie as much in the pound as now makes sixty pounds 
till it amounts to eighty pounds per year. We have agreed and Concluded that there Shall be a 
meeting house built at ye long reach on or near the ministry land, 
the Dementions to be as follows. That is to say. Thirty foot in 
length five and twenty foot in breadth & sixteen foot Stud and to 
be made fit to meet in by the last of June next and having duly 
considered that ye meeting house at Kittery Point was built and 
has constantly hitherto been repaired by the whole Inhabitants 
by Kquall proportion, we doc mutually agree that is shall con- 
tinue so to be and that it shall be finished & that the meeting 
house at the Long reach shall also be built and finished and kept in 
repair bv whole Inhabitants by Equall proportion as also ye house 
and fencing at ye Ministry lands And whereas there has been a 
Demand of eighteen pounds to be paid by the Inhabitants of the 
Lower end of this Devision of the town to Some of ye Upper 


and we do by these presents agree & declare that the said 

eighteen pounds is quitted." 

John Shapleigh, 
Joshua Downing. 
John Leighton, 
Elihu Gunnison 
William ffernald, 
Roger Bearing. 

The meeting-house at Long Reach was erected at once, for 
under date of March 21, 1700, we read that it was voted that 
"Joseph Hill shall build a Pound upon his own land, near the 
Long Reach Meeting House, at his own cost." Also a deed 
dated May 2, 1702, mentions the ''Lane between sd [Peter] 
Staples new dwelling house and the meeting house." 1 It 
was built on the ministry land, a plan of which appears 
on the town records, bounded on the south by Charles Xel- 
son, on the north by William Tetherly, and on the west 
by John Lidston, Richard Miller and Peter Staples. The 
meeting-house was probably never completed. Lender date of 
Nov. 27, 1706, the town voted that the Selectmen ''shall \vith all 
convenient speed agree with some workmen to finish the Meeting 
house at ye Long Reach, that is to say, to bring it into the same 
Capacity as ye Meeting house at the Point is now." But the 
center of population was shifting. The need of a meeting house 
was felt further north. This at Long Reach seems to have been 

Under date of July 8, 1728, the town records allude to a 
"school in ye old meeting house at Long Reach," and a town 
meeting was called there in 1732. 

May 27, 1684, William Crafts who kept an ordinary at Kittery 
Point, was directed by the Court to provide beer, victuals and 
cakes for the refreshment of many people who came from their 
homes to hear the word of God preached on the Lord's day. 
Here is another proof that religious services were regularly held. 
There is no complete record of the early ministers who officiated 
here. Court records show that Jeremiah Hubbard was pastor at 
the Point about 1667, and in 1672 thirty-five pounds were still 
due him, and the Court ordered the Townsmen of Kittery to col- 

'York Deeds. VI. 133. 


loot the money and pay Mr. Hubbard. In 1676 twelve pounds 
were still due him, which he recovered by law suit. 

In 1670 John Tucker willed a legacy to "Thomas Wells, Min- 
ister of the town of Kitten*." Wells remained but one year and 
left through the influence of Mr. Francis Hooke. He was son of 
John and Sarah ( Littlefield) Wells, was ordained at Amesbury, 
Mass., in 1672, and died 10 July 1734. The town was without a 
minister till about 1772, when one Isaac Wells preached a few 
times and seems to have satisfied all except Mr. Hooke. The 
inhabitants petitioned 1 that Mr. Wells might be settled at Kittery, 
but the Governor's Council thought he was "not the best able to 
Discern between sound & unsound doctrine" and so prohibited 
his preaching any more in Kittery, promising ere long to com- 
mend "an orthodox & pious preacher." The promise seems to 
have been unfulfilled, for, 6 July 1675, the Selectmen of Kittery 
were presented at Court "for not taking care that their children 
and youth be taught the catechism," and 2 July 1679 the lower 
end of Kittery was indicted for not getting a minister. The next 
minister we read of in Kittery was Benjamin Woodbridge, 2 in 
1688-9. He was son of Rev. John Woodbridge of Andover, 
Mass., born about 1647, and died in Medford, Mass., 15 Jan. 1710. 

In February, 1693-4, it was voted that the minister should 
have "five & fortie pounds per annum in money and Sutable 
acommodation for diet." Fifteen pounds a year were allowed for 
his board. A meeting of the lower division of Kittery was called, 
13 May 1695, "in order to ye continuance of Mr. John Xewmarch 
in sd Town.'' 3 This is the first mention of the first ordained min- 
ister of Kittery, who filled the pulpit at Kittery Point for over half 
a century. He preached on alternate Sabbaths, during his early 

'Sec Me. Hist. Coll.. Vol. IV, pp. 339-342. The petition is signed by 
John Ball. John Billing. John Billing, George Boren, John Bray. Ephraim 
Crackett. Thomas Crockett, Robert Cutts, Roger Deering, Roger Deering, 
Jr.. William Dimond, Robing Edge. Nathaniel fryer. Thomas ffurneld, 
William ffurneld. Jeremiah Goodrich. Thomas Grant. John Howell. Enoch 
Tlutchins. Digory Jeffrey. Thomas Langley. George Lydclen (Lydston), 
George Liscom. John Liscom, Robert Mendum. Christopher Mitchell, 
Francis Morgan. John Mededy (Ameredeth), John Phenicks, John Phil- 
lips. William Roberts. John Shepard, Francis Teegy (Trickey), Thomas 
Terey. Henry Toocker. Rice Thomas. Nicholas Weeks. James Wigii:gs, 
Go\ven Wilson. Thomas Withers. 

2 York Deeds, V 62. 

3 To\vn Records, I 46. 



ministry, at the house of Capt. William Fernald and at Long 
Reach. He also taught school for many years. He was not 
ordained as pastor till Xov. 4, 1714, and then a Congregational 
church was organized with eighteen male and twenty-five female 
members. Mr. Xewmarch graduated at Harvard in 1690. His 
ministry was a fruitful one. Both in the church and in the school 
he was the educator of the people of Kittery. His grave, in a 
clump of bushes near where he lived, was marked only a few years 
ago by a marble slab with appropriate inscription. This slab has 
recentlv fallen and is broken. The citizens of Kitterv owe too 


much to this man to allow his grave to be uncared for. So many 
ancestors who slumber about him with unmarked graves deserve, 
too, a properly fenced and honored burial-place. 

The salary of Air. Xewmarch was eighty-five pounds for the 
first year and one hundred pounds for every year after. There 
was from time to time a nominal increase of salary necessitated 
by the depeciation of currency. In addition he had the use of the 
ministry lands at Pine Point, on the east side of Spruce Creek, 
which lie had liberty to rent for periods of seven years. In 1729 
a parsonage was built near the church at the Point. It was forty 
foot by nineteen and two stories high. In 1733 the parish voted 
to dig a well on the parsonage land and to fence the burial place 
with a stone wall. In 1714 a bell was procured, for which Capt. 
Stephen Kastwick paid half the expense and had as an equivalent 
the privilege of building for himself a pew. All others paid five 
pounds for such a privilege. Mr. Xewmarch was granted the 


pew that formerly belonged to Major Francis Hooke. After the 
fire of 1720, the ruined bell was sent to London to be recast into a 
bell of about six hundred pounds weight. It was sent again to 
London to be recast in 1742. In 1728 it was voted to allow Henry 
Miles six pounds a year "for ringing ye bell, sweeping the meet- 
ing house and keeping it clean & sanded and keeping ye dogs out." 

The male members who subscribed to the covenant in 1714 
were as follows, whose names are here arranged in alphabetical 
order: John Adams, Dea. Henry Barter, Dodav [ah Curtis], John 

Dennet, Ebenezer K , Dea. John Fernakl, James Fernald, John 

Ford, Samuel Ford, Elihu Gunnison, Samuel Hutchins, John 

Ingersoll, George Jackson, Thomas K , Joseph Mitchell, John 

Newmarch, William Pepperrell and Samuel Skillin. 

The women who signed the covenant were Margaret Adams, 
Annie Adams, - - Barter, - - Barter, Sarah Curtis, Eliz- 
abeth Curtis, Lois Curtis, - Crocket, - - Crocket, - 
Cutt, Sarah Fernald, Elizabeth Fernald, Temperance Fernald, 
Elizabeth Godsoe, - - Gunnison, Charity Hammonds, - 
Ingersoll, Joanna Jackson, Temperance More, Margery Pep- 
perrell, Mary Rice, Mary Rice, Jr.. Elizabeth Rice. Elizabeth Sar- 
gent, and Joanna \Yilliams. 

The Rev. Benjamin Stevens, D.I)., who suceeded Mr. Xew- 
march, was the son of the Rev. Joseph Stevens of Charlestown, 
Mass. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1740. In 1769 
he was chosen President of Harvard by the Fellows of the Col- 
lege, but was not confirmed by the Overseers, being suspected of 
a leaning toward the mother country in the approaching conflict. 
Tradition says that he was a man of prodigious learning, as well 
as a faithful and laborious pastor. He was born about 1720 and 
died 18 May 1791. He was employed as a colleague of Mr. Xew- 
march in 1749 and was ordained as sole pastor i May 1751. He 
married 28 Sept. 1752 Mary Remington, daughter of Judge Jon- 
athan Trowbridge of Cambridge, Mass. She was born 22 July 
1718 and died 27 March 1763, leaving only one shikl, Sarah, born 
7 Sept. 1753, who married, 24 March 1728, the Rev. Joseph Buck- 
minster, D.D., of Portsmouth. 1 

The church at Kittery Point declined after this on account of 
the decrease of population here and the building of too many 
churches in other parts of the town. In early days everybody 

'See Lives of the Buckminsters, by Mrs. Lee. pp. 51-57. 


could go to church, though the distance was four or even six 
miles. Three miles was an easy limit. The unchristian rivalry 
of denominationalism has scattered the old congregations in the 
rural districts and small villages. Xow people think they must 
have a church and a minister exactly suited to their perverted 
tastes and within almost a stone's throw of their homes, in order 
that they should hear one sermon on pleasant Sundays. One 
Newmarch or one Stevens in Kittery to-day would be worth sev- 
eral of the churches and ministers that are now striving to bless 
that town. 

The following ministers have served in succession the church 
at Kittery Point, Jonas Hart well 1792-8, William Briggs 1798- 
1814, John Dutton, Stephen Merrill 1819-31, vacant 1831-7, 
Tobias R. Miller 1838-41. In 1840 the church was repaired and 
rededicated. Reuben Kimball 1841-50, Albion W. Fiske 1850-57, 
William A. Forbes 1857, Samuel H. Partridge 1859, M. C. Bart- 
ley 1859-60, William A. Forbes again 1860-63, Thomas L. Ellis 
1863-8, Samuel S. Drake 1870. George W. Christie 1872-6. 

In 1728-9 a church was built on Gowell's Hill, near the line 
between Kittery and Eliot, on land now owned by the Fernalds, 
nearly opposite the house of Henry Cole, facing the road to 
Spruce Creek. The church lot, five rods by eight, was deeded, 
9 May 1728, by Jacob Remick, Jr., to /William Gowell, John 
Gelden, James Fernald, John Fernald, Samuel Spinney, Thomas 
Rogers, John Fernald, Jr., Joseph Fernald, James Fernald, Jr., 
Nathaniel Fernald, Samuel Fernald, Robert Cole, Remick Cole, 
Abner Cole, John Worcester, Tobias Fernald, Jr., Jeremiah Spin- 
ney, Richard Gowell, Jr., Richard Rogers, John Lydston, Jr., 
Joseph Hill, Ichabod Remick, Joshua Remick, Jr., Isaac Remick, 
Samuel Remick, Jacob Remick, William Fernald, John Thomp- 
son, John Rogers, Peter Staple, William Staple, John Spinney, 
Gideon Lydston, Thomas Fernald, Peter Dixson, Josiah Paul 
and Richard Rogers, Jr., and to as many others of the inhabitants 
of Kittery as "shall contribute and assist in the building of a 
House for the public Worship of God." 1 

This church was served from 1729 to 1734 by the Rev. John 
Eveleth. He was the son of Joseph Eveleth of Gloucester, Mass., 
and was born there 18 Feb. 1769-70. He graduated at Harvard 
College in 1689 and was ordained at Manchester, Mass., I Oct. 

'York Deeds, XIII. 15. 


1693. He married Mary, daughter of Francis Bowman of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., 2 Dec. 1692. They had one son, Joseph, who died 
at the age of eighteen. Mr. Eveleth preached at Stow, Mass., 
from 1700 till 1717. He served the churches at Kennebunkport 
and Saco, 1719-29. Mr. Bradbury in his History of Kennebunk- 
port says that Mr. Eveleth was not only minister and schoolmas- 
ter, but also blacksmith and farmer "and the best fisherman in 
town." He died i Aug. 1734, aged 65, and his tombstone may 
still be seen in a pasture, about half way from where the church 
stood to Great Cove. His wife died 2 Dec. 1747, aged 75. and 
was buried in Stow, Mass. 1 

It has been repeatedly said that this was an Episcopal church, 
but I find no documentary evidence of it. Mr. Eveleth during 
all his previous life had been an orthodox Congregational minis- 
ter. Mr. Jacob Remick was a member of the church at Kittery 
Point and afterwards of the church at the head of Spruce Creek. 
All his neighbors, to whom the land was sold, were adherents of 
the Congregational Church. Moreover, there is a vote of the 
parish recorded in 1734, the year Mr. Eveleth died, "that there 
should be a minister called to Preach the one half of his time at 
the head of Spruce Creek and the other half at Mr. Gowels Hill 
and so successively the one Sabbath at the one and the next at 
the other When the meeting house at the head of Spruce Creek 
is fitt to preach in during the space of twenty years." This vote 
was reconsidered and negatived at the next parish meeting. This 
does not look as though the church on Gowell's Hill was a regu- 
larly constituted Episcopal Church, though Mr. Eveleth may have 
read the Episcopal service. 

We have just seen that the church at the head of Spruce Creek 
was being built in 1734, though Rev. John Xewmarch, by a vote 
of the parish, 10 Aug. 1/24, was to "preach the one half of his 
time in Mr. Joseph Curtises old house or in some other conven- 
ient place near the head of Spruce Creek for ye time to come." 
On another page may be seen a picture of the church built in 1734 
as sketched upon the Town Records by Tobias Leighton in 1739. 
In 1735 the parish voted to employ a minister here and to raise 
one hundred pounds for his support. There was no regular pas- 
tor for some years. In 1743 it was voted to pay Mr. Timothy 
Brown thirty-seven pounds, "he preaching at the head of Spruce 

1 Siblcy's Harvard Graduates Vol. III. pp. 424-8. 



Creek ye year ensuing." In 1750 the Middle Parish was sepa- 
rated from the Lower Parish, and the Rev. Josiah Chase became 
its first ordained minister, 19 Sept. 1750. He was born at New- 
bury. Mass., 20 Xov. 1713, and graduated at Harvard in 1738. 
Having attended a wedding, 26 Dec. 1778, he missed his way in a 
snow storm, fell into the Creek near his home and was drowned. 
His body was recovered the following morning. 

The Rev. Joseph Litchfield was ordained 3 July 1782, as the 
successor of Mr. Chase. He served till 1827, when being 
enfeebled by age and admiring the zeal and energy of the 
Methodists he with his people requested the Maine Conference to 
send them a minister. The Rev. Paschal P. Morrill was sent. 
Thus Congregationalism at the head of Spruce Creek passed over 
to Methodism without friction, and a Methodist Church has been 
maintained there ever since. Mr. Litchfield died 28 Jan. 1828. 
The old church was burned in 1834, and a new one was built the 
following year. The present church edifice was built in 1879 at 
a cost of about $2,200. The parsonage was built in 1842. 

The growth of the vil- 
lage at Kittery Foreside 
caused the organization of 
a second Methodist Episco- 
pal Church about 1867. 
The church edifice was built 
soon after, a cut of which 
is here presented. Its 
growth has been slow but 
steady, and it is now pros- 
pering under the pastorate 
of Rev. George C.Andrews. 
The first class of Meth- 
odists, formed in 1828, con- 
sisted of Gowen Wilson, 
who was class-leader, Nancy 
Wilson, William W. Fernald, 
Waite Fernald, Mary Cutts, 

Julia Fernald, Thomas Mason, Elzira Johnson, Susan Pettegrew, 
Hannah Caswell. Abigail Pickernell, Susan Xeely, Robert Cutts 
and Hannah Cutts. 



The Methodist Episcopal Church at Eliot Neck was organized 
24 Oct. 1866, and the church was built in 1868. For further par- 
ticulars of Methodism in Kittery and Eliot see Allen's History of 
Methodism in Maine, pp. 390-92. 

I have found no record which tells when the first meeting- 
house at the Parish of Unity was built. A Court Record of 1659, 
already cited, shows that there was no meeting-house there at that 
date and that the project of building one was under discussion. 
It has been stated by Mr. George W. Frost that the building was 
erected in 1653, anc ^ ne cites documentary evidence to prove this. 1 
The date of the Court order is May 4, 1652, and it is signed by 
John Wincoll, Sec'y. No\v John Wincoll was not chosen Clerk of 
Court till 1689, and he served till his death in 1694. Moreover, it 
is stated that Charles Frost, James Xeal, James Emery, William 
Chadbourne, Ichabod Plaisted, and John Heard, were given 
authority to select a lot and build a meeting-house that should be 
thirty by forty feet in dimensions. All of these men were probably 
either under age or unborn in 1652. Ichabod Plaisted was born in 
1664. There is, doubtless, an error in the date of the document, 
and the date should be 1692 rather than 1652. In that case it has 
reference to the building of a second church, for a meeting-house 
is mentioned in Berwick in 1683. It may have been their intention 
to build a church in what is now Eliot. At any rate the church 
then ordered by the Court was never built. 

The Parish of Unity was presented at Court, 15 Sept. 1668, 
for not settling a minister, and again 12 Oct. 1669, for not hav- 
ing a minister "these five or six years." This takes us back to 
1663, when they seem to have had a minister and probably a 
meeting-house. It is reasonable to conclude that the first meet- 
ing-house in Berwick was built between 1659 anc ^ J 663' probably 
in 1660. A sketch of this oldest church has been drawn by Mr. 
George \V. Frost, as described to him by his grandmother, who 
died in 1845, aged Si, and therefore never saw the meeting-house 
herself but received her account of it from her ancestors. The 
description probably preserves some of its features. 

The upper part of Kittery was presented at Court again, 2 
July 1672, "For not providing a minister, "and again 30 June 1680. 
The next record found is as follows : "At a meeting of ye 
Inhabitants of Berwick September ye Jth 1683 voted fifty pounds 

'See "Old Eliot." Vol. II.. No. VII. 


to be given to :Mr. John Emerson towards ye building of a house 
to be paid in money or other pay equivalent vidz. Merle pine 
boards at twenty shillings per thousand foot Mercht wheat at 
four shillings six pence per bushell pease at four shillings per 
bushell pork at 3d per Ib. beef at 2d per Ib. all merch to be 
delivered to Mr. John Emerson or his order in Berwick to be 
raysed by rate ypon ye inhabitants." 

At the same time there were granted to Mr. Emerson fifty 
acres of land "east of ye ministry or school lands" and "a con- 
venient pcell of ye ministry land by ye meeting house to Mr. John 
Emerson for a house lot." The house lot was "taken out of that 
end of ye Ministry land that lies next Sluts corner" and "four 
acres out of ye ministry land by ye meeting house to be laid out 
on that side next to Mr. Hutchinson's land." 1 These ministry 
lands, one hundred and fifty acres, had been laid out, 19 July 1669, 
"on ye north side of ye way which goes towards Wells," east of 
"Sluts corner Brook." 

This John Emerson was of Salem and a graduate of Harvard 
College in 1675. He was nephew of the Rev. John Emerson of 
Gloucester. He was probably never ordained. He was school- 
master at Xewbury in 1681 and at Salem from 1699 till his death, 
10 March 1712. It is related of him that he visited Major 
Waldron at Cochecho the day before the massacre, 27 June 1689, 
and was urged to lodge there, but refusing had a remarkable 
deliverance. In 1689 he received twelve pounds for services 
eleven weeks as chaplain to the military forces at Berwick. His 
ministry at Berwick probably extended from 1682 till about 1692. 2 

Edward Thompson was the minister at Berwick, 1694-5, as 
shown by marriages reported by him and recorded at Alfred, 

The tradition has been put into print that the meeting-house 
was destroyed by fire about 1692, but the following record seems 
to contradict this, though it may have been so injured by fire as to 
be not worth repairing. 

Berwick, Oct. 14, 1701. 

Voted that Ichabod Plaisted, Richard Tozer, John Hill, 
Thomas Abbot, Benjamin Xason, Charles Frost, Nathan Lord, 
Humphrey Spencer and Benony Hodsdon be the committee for 

'Town Records, Vol. I. p. 34. 
2 Cf. York Deeds IV. 23. 


the management of the building of sd meeting house, finding the 

old one not worth repairing. 

John Hill 
Charles Frost 
James Warren 


The new meeting-house was built at once and was dedicated, 
4 June 1702, by Rev. John Pike, assisted by Rev. John Wade. 
It stood on the lot where Charles Hanscom now lives, on the hill 
near the northwest corner of Brattle and South streets. Persons 
are still living who remember the militia trainings in the yard in 
front of the church. It was not finished till 1750, or later, and 
then it was thought to be one of the finest wood churches in New 
England. In 1757 a church was built at Dover, N. H., of the 
same dimensions and general plan, from which we learn that it 
was forty-seven feet wide by seventy long, with a belfry and tall 
spire. 1 It was standing in a dilapidated and abandoned state in 
1845. It was use d by the Methodists from 1829 to 1836, the 
new Congregational church in South Berwick having been built 
in 1828. 

John Wade, the first ordained minister of Berwick, graduated 
at Harvard College in 1693. He was ordained 18 Nov. 1702, 
and died 13 Nov. 1703, aged 28 years. He married, 3 Sept. 
1696, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Waldron) 
Gerrish of Dover. They had two children John, born 16 July 
1699, and Sarah, born 20 Sept. 1701. He probably preached at 
Berwick several years before his ordination, for 22 Nov. 1699 he 
bought of James Stacpole three acres and a quarter of land which 
originally belonged to the Spencer estate and was purchased by 
Stacpole of Ephraim Joy, 2 Nov. 1696. Here Stacpole kept an 
ordinary or public house of entertainment. The land was 
"bounded on the south-east by the way going from the great 
work to the River, Northeast by Mr. John Plaisteds land Some- 
time called Parkers field, Northwest by the Burying place in ye 
land of Humphrey Spencer Deceased ; Southwest by land of sd 
Spencer or the Countrey Road." Widow Elizabeth Wade sold 
this land to the Rev. Jeremiah Wise, 13 June 1707. It was then 
described as "near to the meeting-house," and John Hill was the 

'See The First Parish in Dover, pp. 65, 70. 


owner of the land formerly belonging to John Plaisted. Thus 
we have the parsonage of John Wade and Jeremiah Wise 
located, east of the cemetery and near the northwest corner of 
the streets that there meet. 

The church at Berwick was organized the day the new 
meeting-house was dedicated, June 4, 1702. The original mem- 
bers were seventeen, as follows: Daniel Goodwin, Peter Grant, 
Major Joseph Hammond, Ichabod Plaisted, Charles Frost, Joseph 
Hammond, Jr., Henry Nock, John Fernald, Peter Staple, Daniel 
Emery, Nathan Lord, Benoni Hodsdon, Job Emery, Abraham 
Lord, Richard Tozier, Samuel Small and John Gowen. 

Jeremiah \Vise, the second ordained pastor of the church, 
was called 26 Nov. 1707, and remained forty-nine years, till his 
death. He died 20 Jan. 1756, in the 77th year of his age. He 
was the son of Rev. John Wise of Ipswich, Mass., and graduated 
at Harvard in 1700. 

After the death of Mr. Wise the Rev. John Morse of Black- 
berry Hill, where a church as an offshoot from this at Great 
Works had been organized 3 April 1755, occasionally preached. 
He was succeeded at Blackberry Hill by Rev. Matthew Mirriam, 
25 Sept. 1765. 

Rev. Jacob Foster was ordained at Great Works, in 1756. 
He was born in 1733, son of William and Hannah (Durkee) 
Foster of Ipswich, Mass. He served as chaplain in the Revo- 
lutionary Army in 1777. He removed to Packersfield, N. H., 
in 1781 and is said to have died at Nelson, N. H., 3 Dec. 1798. 
He graduated at Harvard in 1754. 

He was succeeded after a short time by Rev. John Thomson, 
son of Rev. William Thomson of Scarborough. He graduated 
at Harvard in 1767, was ordained as the first pastor of the church 
at Standish, 26 Oct. 1768, and was installed at Great Works 7 
May 1783. He continued here as pastor till his death, 21 Dec. 
1828, aged 89 years. During the last four years of his pastorate 
Rev. George W. Campbell was associated with him as colleague, 
who was dismissed the same day that Mr. Thomson was buried. 
During his ministry the new church was built at South Berwick 
village. Before its erection services had been held for some time 
in the Academy. 

This church has since been served by Rev. Seth H. Keeler, 
182(^-1836, Rev. Andrew Rankin, 1837-1840, Rev. William Brad- 


ford Homer, 1840-1841, who died in office, Rev. Benjamin R. 
Allen, 1842-1854, Rev. Alfred Emerson, 1857-1858, Rev. Ephraim 
W. Allen, 1858-1865, Rev. Sylvanus Hayward, 1866-1873, Rev. 
George Lewis, 1874 till the present time. 

The Massachusetts archives show that a petition for a new 
parish in what is now Eliot was received by the General Court 
in 1713, but the petition itself has disappeared. The petition 
seems to have been granted, and a committee was appointed to 
decide about the location of the new meeting house. The people 
were called together at John Leighton's, 20 April 1714, "to make 
choice of a learned Orthodox and pious pson to Dispense ye word 
of God" among them. A ;Mr. Fish is said to have been called 
who seems not to have accepted the call. 

Sept. 6, 1716, a committee consisting of John Wheelwright, 
Louis Bane and Abraham Preble reported that they bad consulted 
with the inhabitants of the north parish of Kittery, and they 
recommended that the proposed meeting house be located "on ye 
Plains on ye \Yest Side of ye High way that leads from Capt 
John Leighton's Dwelling House towards Sturgeon Creek oppo- 
site against Mr. Brooks orchard." This shows that the church 
was built after 1716, probably the following year, and it fixes its 
location. The parsonage stood just back of the present residence 
of John L. Emery. It was a two story house in front, slop- 
ing back to one story in the rear. The location of the church 
has been stated by one who bad every opportunity to learn as 
"a few rods north-east of the juncture made by the two roads" 
and "a few feet back from the road on a level and pleasant green." 
It was like most Xew England churches of that time, a two-story 
oblong structure with gable roof, with the entrance on the south 
side, with galleries across both ends and the side opposite the 
pulpit, which fronted the main entrance. Air. Fogg says that it 
was forty by fifty feet in dimensions and twenty-five feet high, 
and that it was demolished in 1837. He drew a sketch of it 
about fifty years ago, from which the accompanying cut has been 
made. It reveals more than words can. 

It is not known just when Rev. John Rogers began his min- 
istry, but it was probably as late at 1719, since be was librarian at 
Harvard College 1715-18 and had a child born in Ipswich, Mass., 
in August. 171*). He was son of Rev. John Rogers of Ipswich, 
born in 1692, and graduated at Harvard in 1711. He died 16 Oct. 



1773 after a pastorate of fifty-four years. His character and 
ministry have been fully set forth by another. 1 I chanced to see 
a letter written by "Rev. Mr. John Rogers, Jr. pastor of the 2nd 
church in Kittery" in the Christian History, a weekly publication, 
under date of July 4, 1743. It was addressed to the "Assembly." 
In it he exclaims, "Oh that something may be said against Armin- 
ianism as well as Antinomianism." It is presumable that he 
preached Calvinism pure and simple. Would he stir in his grave 
if he should hear the modified Arminianism that has supplanted 
the ancient Calvinism of the Congregational Church? 

As sketched by William Fogg. 

The church was organized 22 June 1721 after a fast. Rev. 
Nathaniel Rogers of Portsmouth made the opening prayer; Rev. 
John Xewmarch preached ; and Rev. William Shurtlief made the 
concluding prayer. Then they went to the house of Rev. John 
Rogers, and the confession of faith was read and owned by the 
following persons, John Rogers, Joseph Hammond, Samuel 
Hill, Nicholas Shapleigh, Stephen Tobey, Daniel Fogg and 
James Staples. These were the founders of the Congregational 
church at Kliot. On the twenty-fifth of October, 1721, Mr. 
Rogers was ordained and installed. His father gave the charge. 
Rev. Jonathan dishing of Dover, X. II., gave the right hand of 
fellowship. Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Portsmouth, uncle of the 
pastor, preached the sermon from I Thess. V. 12, 13. 

'01-1 I-.liot. Vol. III. pp. 81-93. 



November sixth a meeting was held at the house of James 
Staples in order to choose two deacons. William Tetherly and 
James Staples were chosen by written ballots. After the 
decease of James Staples choice was made of Thomas Knight 
as deacon. 

A list of members, written by Rev. John Rogers apparently 
in 1746, includes the following persons. 

Joseph Hammond 
Nicholas Shapleigh 
Samuel Hill 
Daniel Fogg 
James Staples 
Stephen Tobey 
William Tetherly 
Andrew Brown 
Thomas Hanscom 
John Rogers 
Daniel Fogg, Jr. 
William Brooks 
Daniel Paul 
Thomas Knight 
Thomas Fernald 
David Saver 
Tobias Leighton 
Capt. John Leighton 
Jacob Remick, Sen. 
John Leighton 
Matthew Libby, Sen. 

Mrs. Hammond 

Mrs. Leighton 

Mrs. Shapleigh 

Mrs. Rogers 

Mrs. Tobey 
Mrs. King 

Mrs. Tetherly 

Mrs. Rodger s 

Nathaniel Chapman 

Samuel Libby, David's son 

David Libby, Sen. 

Edward Chapman 

Christopher Sargent 

Robert Staple 

James Staple, Jr. 

Philip Cooms 

Josiah Paul 

Jeremiah Paul 

Gideon Lydston, moved 

George Hammond 

Dr. Edmund Coffin 

John Nason 

James Chadbourne 

John Rogers 

John Remick 

John Hammond 

Henry Snow 

Humphrey Scammon 

Eliot Frost 

Robert Morrell 

John Shapleigh 

Benjamin Hill 

Zachariah Emery 

Joseph Earl 

Solomon Libby 

Daniel Brown 

John Pugsley, Sen. 


Mary Staple, wife of William, moved 
Mercy Clark, wife of David 
Sarah Furbush 
Sarah Leighton 
Dorcas Staple 
Elizabeth Tompson 
Susanna Staple 
Betty Gowell 



Sarah Brown 

Elizabeth Spinney, wife of Nathaniel 

Mary Paul, wife of Stephen 

Abigail Staple, wife of Josiah 

Dorcas Brooks, single woman 

Dorcas Shapleigh 

Elizabeth Ambler 

Mrs. Fernald, wife of Thomas 

Mary Earl, wife of Joseph 

Grace Remick 

Jane Frost 

Mary Small, wife of Joseph 

Hannah Remick 

Abigail Spinney, wife of Andrew 

Mrs. Moor, wife of Samuel, Jr. 

Hannah, regro woman 

Mrs. Libby 

Mrs. Libbey 

Mrs. Hanscom 

Mrs. Brooks 

Rebecca Fogg 

Mrs. March 

Mrs. Sayer 

Mrs. Dixon 

Mrs. Richardson 

Mrs. King 

Mrs. Libby 

Mrs. Lydston 

Mary Hill 

Mary Staple 

Mary Stacy 

Sarah Paul 

Anna Tobey 

Mary Staple (widow) 

Grace Leighton 

Lydia Paul, moved 

Abigail Dixon 

Hannah Staple (now Whitehouse) 

Mrs. Hammond (wife of George) 

Mary Leighton 

Shuah Coffin 

Mrs. Xason, wife of John 

Katherine Hammond 

Mary Frost 

Margery Tetherly 

Susannah Knight 

By a unanimous vote of the church, 17 Feb. 1768, Alpheus 
Spring was chosen as colleague of the pastor, and he was ordained 
29 June 1768. Rev. Air. Carve of Declham made the opening 
prayer. Rev. Mr. Symms of Andover preached from I. Cor. II. 
1-4. Mr. Rogers, the pastor, prayed and gave the charge. Rev. 
Mr. Chase of the third Parish gave the right hand of fellowship. 
Rev. Mr. Stevens of the first parish concluded with prayer. 

Rev. Alpheus Spring was horn 10 May 1739, at Watertown, 
Mass., son of Henry and Kezia (Converse) Spring. He was 
educated at Nassau Hall, which has developed into Princeton 
University, where he graduated in 1766. He received the degree 
of Master of Arts at Dartmouth College in 1785. He married, 
18 May 1769, Sarah, daughter of Simon and Mercy (Sewell) 
Frost. I k> died of fever 14 June 1/91. He \vas a man respected 



for his ability, admired for his zealous activity in the work of the 
church, and beloved by all the people of his parish. 1 

The successor of Mr. Spring was Rev. Samuel Chandler, 
born in Lexington, Mass., 16 Feb. 1766, son of John and Beulah 
(Merriam) Chandler. He graduated at Harvard in 1790 and 
was ordained as pastor of the second parish in Kittery 17 Oct. 


1792. He married, 30 May 1793, Lydia Spring, daughter of his 
predecessor. His death occurred 8 Aug. 1828. He records that 
he baptized seven hundred and forty-six during his ministry. 
At his ordination Rev. Mr. dishing of Waltham made the intro- 
ductory prayer. Rev. Jonas Clark of Lexington preached. Rev. 
Dr. Haven of Portsmouth made the ordaining prayer. Rev. 
Samuel Langtnn of York gave the charge. Rev. Mr. Buckmin- 
ster of Portsmouth gave the right hand of fellowship, and Rev. 
Mr. Fiske of Cambridge made the concluding prayer. 

There were extensive revivals of religion in this parish in 
1742 and 1815. Up to 1820 three hundred and thirty-eight per- 

'For a full biographical sketch of Mr. Spring sec "Old Eliot," Vol. 
Ill, pp. 145-164. 


son's had been added to this church since its foundation, one 
hundred and forty under the pastorate of Mr. Rogers, fifty-one 
under that of *Mr. Spring, and one hundred and seven under that 
of Mr. Chandler. The number of communicants in 1820 was 
one hundred and twenty-five. 

Since the death of Mr. Chandler no preacher has remained 
long enough to make any decided impression on the history of 
the town. His successors have been Josiah C. Merrill 1831-2, 
Elisha Bacon 1836-40, Ivory Kimball 1840-42, Josiah B. Clark 
1842-5, John Baker 1845-8, Calvin Chapman 1849-50, Jeffries 
Hall 1852-6. Otis Holmes 1858-65, William H. Cutler 1865, 
Charles Peabody 1865-70, Benjamin T. Sanborn 1870-75, D. S. 
Hibbard 1880-84, James Lade 1885-89. T. F. Millett 1890-94, 
A. L. Colder 1894-6, Andrew L. Chase 1897-1900, and J. Edward 
Newton, the present pastor from 1900. 


In 1662 King Charles II gave freedom of worship to all 
except Quakers. Of them he wrote, "We Cannot be Vnderstood 
to direct or wish yt any Indulgence should bee granted to those 
psons Comomly Called Quakers, whose principles being Incon- 
sistent with any kind of Gouerment, Wee have found it necessary 
by the Advise of our parlament here to make a sharpe Law 
against them, And are well contented that you do the like." 

The same year Alice Ambrose, Ann Coleman, and Mary 
Tomkins, Quakeresses, came to Dover, N. H., and received very 
harsh treatment from the authorities there. They were thrown 
down stairs, dragged through snow and mud and thrown into 
the water. The following order was issued. 

"To the Constables of ^Dover, Hampton, Salisbury, Newbury, 
Rowley, Ipswich, Winham, Linn, Boston, Roxbury, Dedham, 
and until these vagabond Quakers are out of this jurisdiction; 

You, and every one of you, are required, in the King's 
Majesty's name, to take these vagabond Quakers Anna Coleman, 
Mary Tomkins and Alice Ambrose, and make them fast to the 
carts tail, and drawing the cart through your several towns, to 
whip them upon their naked backs not exceeding ten stripes a 
piece on each of them in each town ; and so to convey ihem from 
Constable to Constable till they are out of the jurisdiction, as 
you will answer it at your peril ; and this shall be your warrant 

Per me Richard Walderne. 

At Dover, dated Dec. 22. 1662." 


This inhuman and disgraceful order was executed as far as 
Salisbury. But religious zeal has never been silenced by perse- 
cution. The Quaker preachers returned, and renewed their 
preaching in Dover and Kittery. The descendants of some of 
their most violent persecutors became stanch adherents of the 
Society of Friends. The Quakeresses above mentioned found 
refuge for a time at the house of Major Nicholas Shapleigh. 
They doubtless preached more or less at private houses in the 
vicinity of Sturgeon- Creek. At a Court held 15 Sept. 1668, 
Nicholas Shapleigh, James Heard and Richard Nason, being 
selectmen, were dismissed from office under the charge of being 
Quakers, and the election of other selectmen was ordered within 
fourteen days. The Court further ordered that whatever 
Quaker shall hereafter act in town affairs shall pay a fine of five 
pounds. John Heard had been fined, 7 July 1663, forty shillings 
for entertaining Quakers. The selectmen above named were not 
Quakers but had shown a decent hospitality to persecuted persons 
of that sect and may have spoken for freedom of religious 

The Friends of Kittery were in the earliest days of their history 
connected with the Society in Dover, and there the records of 
their families may be found. Later their families were recorded 
with the Society of Friends at North Berwick. No independent 
records of the Friends in Eliot have been discovered. I think 
none ever existed. Inquiries for them have been made in vain by 

The Life and Times "of John Fothergill, Quaker, was pub- 
lished in Philadelphia in 1754. Under date of 27th of 4th month, 
1721, he records, "Came to J. Merrill's at Kittery," 29th, 
"Meeting at a place called the Point, Meeting at Portsmouth and 
in the evening to Kittery again," 3d of 5th month, "Spent night at 
Francis Allen's at Kittery," 4th, "Had meeting at a Friends 
house in Newichawanack. People greatly afraid on account of the 
priests." i8th, "Meeting at Andrew Neal's at Newichawanack." 
Thus we learn that there were several families of Friends in Kit- 
tery and Berwick as early as 1721. It is said that regular relig- 
ions services were established among the Friends in what is now 
upper Flint in 1730. A list of Quakers allowed by the Select- 
men is found in the town records tinder date of 10 May 1734. 
Thev were 



Francis Allen 
Francis Allen, Jr. 
Peter Brawn 
James Davis 
Benjamin Frye 
Joseph Frye 
William Frye 
William Frye, Jr. 
Daniel Furbush, Sen. 
Reynold Jenkins 
Samuel Johnson 

Samuel Hill, Sen. 
Michael Kennard 
Sarah Mitchell, Wid. 
John Morrell, Sen. 
John Morrell, Jr. 
Jedediah Morrell 
Nicholas Morrell 
Andrew Neal 
Andrew Neal, Jr. 
John Neal 
Thomas Weed 
Peter Wittum 
Edward Whitehouse 

I{e>iik'nce of Charles Goodwin. 

In 1737 another list is recorded and the following names are 
added, James Fenix, John Frye, Jabez Jenkins, and James Whit- 
tain. The following names found on the above list do not appear 
on the list of 1737, Peter l>rawn, William Frye, Reynold Jenkins, 


James Davis, Sarah Mitchell, Jeclediah Morrell, Thomas Weed 
and Peter Wittum. They had probably died or moved out of 

In 1769 a meeting-house was removed from Dover Neck 1 and 
set up on land of Friend Jenkins, opposite what is now the Allen 
place. The accompanying illustration shows the site of it. The 
stone at the corner, where the road from Sturgeon Creek meets the 
road from the river, served in the old days as a horse-block for 
dismounting. The church was demolished long ago and the 
Friends have now no organization in Eliot. 


Humphrey Churchwood, member of the Baptist Church in 
Boston but resident in Kittery, addressed a letter to his brethren 
in Boston. 3 Jan. 1682, asking that a church be planted in Kittery 
and that William Scriven be ordained to preach the Gospel. The 
letter declares that "a competent number of well established 
people" were ready to form a church. 

On the twenty-fifth of the following September Rev. Isaac 
Hull of Boston organized a Baptist Church in Kittery with 
William Scriven, Elder, Humphrey Churchwood, Deacon, Robert 
Williams, John Morgrage, Richard Cutt, Timothy Davis, Leon- 
ard Drown, William Adams, Humphrey Axell, George Litten 
[Lydston] and several women as members. William Scriven 
removed to South Carolina and it is supposed that some of his 
flock went with him. It is certain, however, that of the above 
mentioned Williams, .Morgrage, Cutt and Litten died in Kittery, 
and probably also Churchwood. Leonard Drown died in Boston. 

AYilliam Scriven came from Somerton, England, and is first 
mentioned in a deed of land from Elizabeth Seely to him, 15 Nov. 
16/3. He married Bridget, daughter of Robert Cutt, 3 July 1774, 
and lived on the little point of land west of the Cutt-Whipple 
Garrison house, where the meetings of the Baptists were probably 
held. They suffered various persecutions. Scriven was pre- 
sented at Court, 6 July 1675, for not frequenting the public meet- 
ings on the Lord's day. The charge was not proven. He was 
constable in 1676. He was licensed to preach n Jan. 1682 at 
Boston, was imprisoned the same year for the expression of his 

landmarks in Ancient Dover, N. H. p. 212. 



doctrinal opinions about infant baptism, was fined ten pounds and 
forbidden to hold any religious services at his house. 

He with others resolved to leave Kittery and went to South 
Carolina, probably in 1684, where they settled on Cooper River, 
not far from Charleston. They called the place Somerton from 
his birthplace in England. Most of his church removed to 
Charleston and established a church there. He died at George- 
town, South Carolina, 10 Oct. 1713, leaving eleven children. He 
was born in 1629. 

The First Christian Church of Kittery was incorporated as 
the First Baptist Church, since some of the legislators objected to 


the name, on the ground that all religious denominations in this 
country are Christian. The name was changed to First 
Christian Church in 1842. This church was organized, 20 Nov. 
1806, under the leadership of Ephraim Stinchfield and Moses 
Safford with a membership of fourteen. The first church edifice 
was built in 1807 on Tenney Hill, on the road to York by way of 
Braveboat Harbor. Moses Safford was its first pastor and con- 
tinued in that office till 27 April 1815. Mark Fernald was then 
chosen pastor and remained in office till his death, 30 Dec. 1851. 



His ministry was a very successful one, and his Autobiography is 
of great interest to those who wish to know minutely the history 
of this church. A new church built in 1842 was burned in 1849. 
The present church edifice, of which a cut is here presented, was 
dedicated 26 Jan. 1850. 

The Second Christian Church of Kittery was organized 25 
May 1843. I' 1 the summer of 1837 the meeting-house was built 
at the Foreside. Elder George M. Payne became the first pastor 
and served in that capacity fourteen years. 


The Free I'aptist Church at Kittery Point was organized 
at the house of Mrs. Susanna Fowler, TO Xov. 1827, by Elder 
Henry llobbs. with a membership of twelve. Thev worshiped in 
Braveboat Harbor school-house till their meeting-house was 
erected in 1828. Rev. Nathaniel Thurston was its first pastor.* 

^Further particulars about the churches may lie found in the History 
of York County. See also Coll. of Me. Hist. Society Vol. I. pp. 45-56, 
and Vol. V. p. 275-286. where Rev. Henry S. Bun-age. D.I)., has sketched 
t!ie hi-tory of the early Baptists in Kittery. 




The settlers of Kittery were almost all natives of England. A 
few came from Ireland, but their names and their religion indicate 
their English origin. Further proof of it is their language, for 
when the first emigrants were landing in Kittery, not more than 
one in ten of the inhabitants of Ireland could speak the English 
language. Scarcely a Roman Catholic could be found in Maine 
before 1/99, when the first Roman Catholic Church in Maine was 
built at Newcastle. Some came from Scotland against their own 
will. At the battle of Dunbar, in 1651, Cromwell took some pris- 
oners, and not knowing anything better to do with them sent them 
to Boston, where they were sold to pay their passage. Some 
were to work seven years to gain their liberty. Some secured it 
sooner and a small colony of them came down to York and settled 
in the upper part of that town, which is called locally Scotland 
unto this day. Sullivan in his History of Maine mentions Mcln- 
tire, Tucker and Maxwell as among these emigrants. Miss Sarah 
( )rne Jewett adds the names of Leavitt and Bradwardine, or 
Bradeen. 1 I venture to suggest the names of Warren, Grant and 
Hamilton'- as in the same company. As for Tucker the name 
was more frequent than any other in Devonshire in the seven- 
teenth century, and I would rather look there than in Scotland for 
the ancestors of the Tucker family. Both Maxwell and Mclntire 
had grants in Berwick before settling in York. 

Almost nothing is known of the English origin of those who 
came in the colony of Capt. John Mason. The colony was prob- 
ablv organized at London, where Mason married, lived for a 
time and died." 1 have found nothing in wills, deeds, or court 

'X. ].. Ma-. Vol. X. p. 590. 

'Suffolk Deeds. I. 4. 5. 

'Since page seventeen of this hook was printed the following certificate 
concerning Capt. John Mason has heen brought to my attention. It con- 
firm- what was only a prohahility to his biographer. It was recently 


records, to indicate the birthplace or place of residence in 
England of any of those who came over as servants of Mason. 
They were carpenters, millwrights and farm laborers, who came 
for no other motive than to better their financial condition. 

A few were fishermen, as Billing and Lander. These with 
Jenkins are first found among the employes of John Winter at 
Richmond's Island. 

The largest number probably came with Shapleigh from 
Devonshire. iWe know that Nicholas Frost, William Pepperrell, 
John Bray and others came from that county. Of all its towns 
Dartmouth was best represented in old Kittery. Hence came 
John Ameredeth, and the Shapleighs lived just across the River 
Dart, in Kings weare. Doubtless others came with Shapleigh 
from this immediate vicinity. The illustration here presented 
shows from what a beautiful place adventurous men and women 
came to build them homes in the primeval forests of Kittery. for 
Dartmouth had been a seaport of importance for centuries before 
the emigrants left it. Here the fleet of Richard the Lion-hearted 

obtained at the College of Heraldry in London, by Gov. John F. Hill of 

"Captayne John Mason late Threasorer of the Army to oui Sovereigne 
Lord King Charles. Departed this transitory life at the house of Mr. 
Wollaston in Foster Lane, London on the Twelfe day of December 1635 
"id being from thence conveyed to Westminster was there buried in th; 
Abby Church on the XVth day of the same moneth in the North side 
towards the West ende thereof. He married Anne Da: of Edward Greene 
Refyner to the Kings Maty Mynte. by whom he had yssue one only Da: 
his sole heire named Anne marled to Joseph Tufton of Sussex, gent, who 
by her hath yssue two sonnes and two daughters, John Tufton his eldest 
sonne aged 7 yeares. at the tyme of his said grandfather's decease, and 
Robert 2d son two yeares olde, Anne eldest Da : of the saide Joseph by 
Anne his said Wife, aged nyne years and Mary his 2d Da: 3 yeares olde. 
This Certificate was taken by William Penson. Lancaster herauld. to be 
recorded in the Office of Armcs, and the truth thereof is testified by Mr. 
Thomas Geeres. gent, one of the Procters of the Arches, was present at 
the Buriall of this defunct. 

(Signed) Tho : Geers 

I hereby certify that the above written "Funeral Certificate" is faithfully 
extracted from the Records of the Heralds' College, London, and com- 
pared therewith by me this 5th Day of March, 1901. 

(Signed). G. AMBROSE LEE. 





assembled to start on his crusade. Twelve miles up the River 
Dart is still the old Hall called Dartington, reminding us of the 
name Champernowne gave to his island home in Kittery. In the 
picture Dartmouth is on the left and a point of Kingsweare is seen 
on the right. \Yas this Kittery Point? I cannot say, but we 
know that there was a Kittery Point in Kingsweare. Here a 
brief description of the place may be of interest. "On the oppo- 
site side stands the beautiful village of Kingswear, from which 
the visitor can obtain a fine view of the town and harbor of Dart- 
mouth. Its church and in fact the whole village are memorials 
of extreme antiquity. An old rhyme runs thus : 

When Dartmouth was a furey down, 
Kingswear was a market-town. 

It presents a remarkably fine appearance to the beholder. 
The hills rise behind it in scarcely equalled grandeur, and their 
tops are crowned with wild, furze-clothed mounds, resembling 

the remains of an old Roman encampment In 

passing the village the next object which presents itself is Kit- 
tery House, the seat of Gen. Roope, presenting a pretty appear- 
ance." 1 

From such. scenes as this came the pioneers of Maine. They 
left good English homes and cultivated society, braved the 
dangers of a voyage of two or three months in small vessels, 
denied themselves the luxuries and many of what we think to be 
the necessities of life, hewed for themselves plantations out of the 
forests, lived in log cabins with few articles of furniture, fought 
many long years against a wily and treacherous foe on every side 
and struggled from poverty up to plenty. Such men and women 
were of heroic stuff. Their energy, courage, industry, persist- 
ency and intelligence laid the foundations of a great, state and 
civilization. In greatness of character the settlers in Maine and 
New Hampshire were not at all inferior to their brethren of 
Massachusetts. Historians have sung the praises of the Pilgrims 
and Puritans of Plymouth and Boston, while the settlers about 
the Pascataqua had no historian in their midst to emblazon their 

'Butler's Guide to the Dart. p. 13. For the above citation, and for the 
picture of Dartmouth and Kingsweare I am indebted to Mrs. Henry M. 
Thompson of Lowell, Mass. 


characters and exploits. The religion of the pioneers of Massa- 
chusetts has been so much put in the front of history that some 
may have concluded that all the people who came to Massachu- 
setts towns were very pious and good and that they sought only 
freedom of worship. The truth is that not one out of ten of the 
twenty thousand that came to Xew England before the year 1650 
came for religious motives. They came to get land and fish and 
lumber and minerals, in short to acquire wealth. This is the 
great motive that in all times has sent forth colonists. 

Xo groups of religious people, organized as churches with 
pastors as leaders, settled in Maine, unless we except Parson 
\Yheel\vright and his followers in Wells, but the scattered settlers 
were not. therefore, irreligious. They came from religious com- 
munities. They, too, were Puritans in general principles, though 
they allowed themselves and others more liberty in the outward 
manifestations of religion. The picture that has been drawn 
and copied of the state of morals among the early settlers of 
Maine has no historic background in old Kittery. The following 
citation illustrates the way careless or prejudiced historians have 
written : 

"Left to their own devices, with only spasmodic attempts to 
establish courts for the trial of offenders, it is not surprising that 
the inhabitants fell into a state of disorder, or that morals were 
at a low ebb. Little provision was made for the establishment 
of the institutions of religion, and none whatever for the educa- 
tion of the rising generation. \Yearied with the strife of con- 
tending grantors, and finding protection from the savage foe only 
from Massachusetts, the settlers, though at first resisting, were 
glad in the end to accept the jurisdiction of that colony. With it 
came a stable and orderly form of government ; with it came 
schools and churches, and in the end an improved state of morals. 
The disorderly element was brought under control, and Puritan 
institutions gave a new tone to society." 1 

The charges here made against the earliest settlers of Maine 
are irreligion, immorality, ignorance and lawlessness. Xone of 
tlie- charges are true so far as the settlers of old Kitterv are con- 
cerned, and 1 have found no evidence that they are true of the 
settlers in Gorgeana, Wells, Saco, Scarborough and Falmouth. 

'Abbott's History of Maine, p. 5.}X. 


At the very first courts were impossible and in general not needed. 
The settlers obeyed the common law of England. For settlement 
of land claims and inheritances principally, a court was established 
at Saco in 1636, and after 1640 all the people of Maine were 
amenable to courts regularly held. Maine did not wait for 
Massachusetts to give them a stable and orderly form of govern- 
ment. It governed itself both before and after the submission 
of its towns to nominal control of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
There was good order among the settlers. The rights of person 
and property were respected. Xo protection from the savage foe 
was needed or received from Massachusetts. The settlers lived 
in peaceful relations with the Indians till political complications 
elsewhere stirred the Indians to hostility, and how grandly Mas- 
sachusetts protected Maine let the tragedies of Salmon Falls, 
Wells. I'.lack Point and Falmotith tell. 

Were the settlers and their children ignorant ? Some of them 
had to make their mark, since schools at that time were not very 
common in England, but the next generation signed their names 
to deeds and wills. They had schools in private houses that are 
unrecorded. They had also religious worship, as has been shown 
in another chapter. Daniel Paul, Christopher Adams, William 
Everett, Nicholas Frost, William Leighton, William Godsoe and 
I know not how many more, were all sea captans. Such men did 
not allow their families to grow up in ignorance. 

Were the earliest settlers immoral ? What say the court 
records ? There is not a charge of murder against any inhabitant 
of Kittery down to the year seventeen hundred and I know not 
how much later, only two cases of accidental manslaughter with 
acquittal. The body of one Robert Williams was found in the 
cellar of John Fabins on the east side of Spruce Creek, and the 
matter was investigated in the court at Portsmouth. During the 
first three-quarters of a century there were very few cases of 
assault, and these were usually the result of intoxication. Such 
remarkable lack of violence for so long a period speaks well for 
the character of the settlers. Their common privations and dan- 
gers made them protectors of one another. 

In those days the use of alcoholic drinks was common among 
all classes. \\ c are not surprised to learn in the records of court 
that some persons became intoxicated. Such cases were, how- 


ever, comparatively few, and the very names of the majority of 
those who were fined for intoxication are unknown in the sub- 
sequent history of the town, showing that many of the misde- 
meanors, for which some historians have given Maine a bad name, 
were committed by transient seamen and fishermen. The court 
records of every seaport present a similar showing down to the 
present time. There is no evidence whatever that the settlers of 
Kittery were addicted to drink more than those of Massachu- 
setts. Laws were made guarding and restricting the sale of 
liquors, and only a few were licensed to sell the same. 

A careful study of the court records down to the year seven- 
teen hundred reveals not more than a dozen cases of petty larceny 
during all that time charged against the inhabitants of old Kit- 
tery. and several of these were small thefts committed by children. 
In this respect the record of the early settlers and their families 
cannot l>e surpassed by that of any other portion of Xew England. 

It has been looselv said by some that adventurers came over 
here in the early days to escape due punishment for their offenses, 
that they took new names on arrivals, and changed their conduct 
with their names. I find absolutely nothing in tradition or in 
records of any sort to support this assertion. The origin of many 
of the families has been traced back to England, where their names 
extend back to near the time of the Xorman conquest. The set- 
tlers of Kittery and of Maine and Xew Hampshire in general were 
honest, laborious, and God-fearing people. Their blood was as 
brave and pure as (lowed in the veins of Englishmen. 

The most frequent accusation against the children of the 
earliest settlers was that of belated marriage, for that is what it 
amounted to. since there was no proof of any misdemeanor except 
that a child was born too soon after marriage. Good sense would 
have let such parties alone, as it did later and still does. There 
is no evidence that the social evil was greater in those days than 
now : but in a sparse population every offense was noticed. Bas- 
tardy was very rare. The court records do not show half a dozen 
bad women in all Kittery down to the beginning of the eighteenth 
century, and one of these was sentenced to wear the letter A. 
It must be remembered that the purity of society in England was 
tint then up to present standards, and that public opinion did not 
then condemn as it should a lack of chastity on the part of those 


affianced. Of gross immorality there were very few cases. Most 
young men were married at the age of twenty-one and young 
women at the age of eighteen. Large families were the rule 
rather than the exception. Children were not then an insupport- 
able expense, but in general they were sources of help to their 
parents. Boys and girls were brought up to work as a matter of 
necessity. There was no privileged arid aristocratic class. All 
were about equally poor or equally rich. They did not miss the 
luxuries that were then unknown. The conditions that we would 
now think hard and almost cruel, created a brave and energetic 
set of men and women, of whom their more favored descendants 
ought to be proud. The old families of Kittery are now repre- 
sented in the high ranks of teachers, professional men and officers 
of state. For lofty character, enterprise, progress and noble liv- 
ing the people of no section of our country have a grander record. 




The two islands on which the navy yard is built were in the 
earliest times known as Puddington's Islands. It is thought that 
George Purington, who was living in York as early as 1640, was 
the first one who dwelt on these lands. He was not an owner, 
for 3 May 1645, Richard Vines, acting as agent for Sir Ferdi- 
nando Gorges, gave a perpetual lease of the islands to Thomas, 
son of Renald Fernald. The rent was two shillings and six 
pence yearly. The lease was practically a gift to the twelve- 
year-old son of Dr. Fernald for his father's sake. Thomas Fer- 
nald, 9 Sept. 16/1, deeded the island next to the mainland to his 
brother William. This was then called "Lay Clayme" island, 
perhaps because Purington had laid claim to it. In 1806 this 
island was in the possession of Capt. William Dennett and was 
purchased of him by the United States government for $5,500. 
It then had but one house upon it and was a place for drying fish. 
!t contains about sixty acres. About thirty years ago Seavey's 
Island, the old home of Thomas Fernald, was purchased by the 
government and added to the grounds of the navy yard. 

The construction of naval vessels was carried on at the island 
north of these two, called originally Withers Island, then Lang- 
don's, and later 1'adger's. Here were built the Ranger, com- 
manded bv Capt. John Paul Jones, and the frigate America of 
seventy-four guns, presented in 1/82 to the French government. 
P>y 1826 the navy yard was well established in its present quarters 
and manv wooden vessels were constructed here. While Benja- 
min Kemick was naval constructor the line of battle ship "Ala- 
bama" was built, of seventy-four guns, now called the "New 
Hampshire'" and still in the navy at Xew York; also the frigate 
"Sa-ntee" of forty-four guns, commenced in 1821 and launched 
in 1^55. She was used for many years as a training ship for the 
midshipmen of the navy and is still in use at the Xaval Academy 
at Annapolis. The frigate "Congress," fifty guns, launched 16 



Aug. 1841. cost four hundred thousand dollars. She was 
destroyed by the Confederate ram "Merrimac," 3 March 1862, at 
Hampton Roads, Va. The sloops of war, "Portsmouth" and 
"Saratoga,' 'were both built by Benjamin Remick in 1841-3, and 
both are in the navy to-day in constant use after sixty years of 
service. The "Saranac," the first steam vessel built at the Kit- 


tery yard, was launched by him in November, 1848. These were 
among the fastest ships of their day in the old navy. 

The Kearsarge, which sunk the rebel privateer "Alabama," 
was built at this yard. The last ship built here was launched 
about twenty-five years ago. 

( )ur first illustration shows the approach to the navy yard 
from Kittery Foreside. The view was taken from the roof of the 
hotel. It shows on the left a little of the recently constructed 
railroad bridge. The immense building on the right is the old 
Franklin ship house, built in 1820, two hundred and forty feet 
long bv one hundred and thirty-one feet wide. It took its name 
from the frigate "Franklin" built here. 

There are not less than one hundred buildings on the islands 
devoted to the purposes of war. The yard will be used for the 
repairing of naval vessels. The second illustration shows more 






fully the large old ship house and on the extreme left the iron 
plating shop. There is a glimpse of Crooked Lane, and beyond 
it is the railroad winding through the Traip estate. The village 
of Kittery is spread out before us and away over the woods may 
be seen houses on the west side of Spruce Creek. A little 
glimpse of the Pascataqua appears in the distance on the left. 
The work of demolishing the oldest buildings to make room for 
something better is indicated in the foreground. 

The next illustration shows the ship house and iron plating 
shop on the extreme right, the floating dry dock, the saluting 
batterv on the wall of the timber dock to the right, and the naval 
store in front to the left. The island on the extreme left is now 
called Badger's, connected with the mainland by the bridge of the 
Electric Railroad. A fine residence has been built on its southern 
point by the late F. E. Rowell, Esq. There are a few scattered 
houses on this island and no traces of its former business activity. 
The little island near it is known as Squash Island. The bridge 
over the Pascataqua to Portsmouth is shown in the distance and 
the river winding up toward Long Reach. The second Christian 
Church is on the right of the picture and the spire of the Methodist 
Church near the center. 

The floating dry dock, built in 1852, where many a warship 
has been repaired, is an immense wooden structure costing eight 
hundred thousand dollars, but it is now obsolete and will be 
abandoned as soon as the new dry dock shall be completed. The 
excavation for this is shown in the fourth illustration. It is being 
made in the channel that separated the two islands of the navy 
yard. Its depth is about forty feet, blasted out of the solid rock. 
It is seven hundred and fifty feet long and one hundred and thirty 
feet wi:le. Two traveling cranes are shown in the picture, with 
which the material of construction is handled. Coffer dams 
have- been built at each end of the channel. This dock will be 
large enough to contain the largest ships of the world, and will 
make Kittery navy yard a permanent institution of the United 
States government. Its cost will be about twelve hundred 
thousand dollars. The stone mast house stands close by the exca- 
vation. The sheet of water beyond is Crooked Lane again with 
summer cottages all along its shore. 




The part of the navy yard known formerly as Seavey's Island 
contains the foundry and the naval hospital. Here were 
quartered the Spanish prisoners taken in the naval battle off 
Santiago, and here thirty-one of them are buried. The "Reina 
Mercedes," a Spanish cruiser captured in that fight, is now under- 
going repairs here and will be used as a training ship. Thus our 
government is getting ready to maintain peace, to do with kindred 
nations the police duty of the world. 

The point of land which is directly opposite Pierce's Island 
has been an obstruction to the passage of the largest ships. The 
government is now blasting and mining for its removal at a cost 
of a million of dollars. This was called Henderson's Point from 
the fact that William Henderson, who married Sarah, daughter 
of Thomas Fernald in i/oo, lived here. Thomas Fernald's house 
was near the southeastern point of the island, where a little ceme- 
tery is seen. Some broken slate tombstones may be found, and 
one inscription indicates the grave of Elizabeth, wife of Stephen 
Eastwick and daughter of Thomas Fernald. 





The highways ordered by court and town must not be 
thought of as modern roads. There were no carriages in the 
earliest days, and the roads were merely bridle-paths. The 
earliest one recorded is mentioned in court records under date of 
1 6 Oct. 1649. T e court ordered that a highway be cut from 
the head of Rogers Cove to the head of Braveboat Harbor and 
on unto the little marsh near unto Captain Champernowne's 
house and so to William Hilton's at Warehouse Point, the inhab- 
itants of Gorgeana to cut unto a cove near unto John Andrews, 
and the inhabitants of Piscataquack from William Hilton's to 
that cove, and to be done by 30 Oct. 1649. It is remarkable that 
the old name of the plantation of Pascataqua is used here, although 
this same court had made it the township of Kittery. Roger's 
Cove was so called, doubtless, from Christopher Rogers, to 
whom Gorges gave a grant of land on the southwest side of York 
River. This path had been traveled still earlier, for 27 June 
1648, Thomas Crockett was appointed to keep a ferry at Brave- 
boat Harbor and to have for a freeman three pence and for a 
foreigner four pence per man. 

Mention is made repeatedly of this road in the court records, 
and it was indicted in 1664 for lack of repairs. Very little work 
had been done upon it. It lay for the most part through primeval 
forest, over rocky hills and through swamps. In 1658 a road 
was ordered built "from Ingleby's lot in York right through the 
woods to Hugh Gunnisons and to some part of Spruce Creek." 
Thomas Crockett was allowed, in 1659, to keep the ferry "from 
Hugh Gunnisons to Capt. Pendletons for which he is to have 
six pence a p'son for his ferriage and to have the use yr of for 
his life tyme pr'vided he fitt conviently for itt, for the doing 
we'of the Town of Kittery is to take effectual care upon penalty 


of the losse of five pounds for y'r neglect." This ferry was in 
1666 entrusted to Abraham Corbett, and he was to have for 
carrying a person to Great Island six pence, to Henry Sherburn's 
at Little Harbor five shillings, and to Strawberry Bank two 
shillings and six pence. In 1668 he was confirmed as ferrvman 
and allowed to keep a house of entertainment at the Point. 

June 29. 1654. the court put on record that, respecting the 
country's convenience for traveling from York to Xewichawan- 
nock and from the latter to Wells, the towns of Kittery and 
York are ordered to cut out between them from the new bridge 
on the north-west branch of the York River unto Xewichawan- 
nock and to make said way convenient for traveling in the 
nearest and best way ; also that the towns of Kittery and Wells 
join to cut out and build a suitable way between Wells and 
Xewichawannock. This was the road since called "Witchtrot 
Road" from the fact that Rev. George Burroughs was conducted 
over this road to his execution in Salem for witchcraft. Those 
who attended him testified that during storm and lightning as 
they rode this road Burroughs was calm and untroubled while 
all the rest were terrified, and this was allowed as evidence that 
the witches accompanied Burroughs. 

July 4. 1659, the town of Kittery was ordered to take an 
effectual course for making a sufficient bridge for horse and men 
over the river which lies between Xewichawannock and Wells, 
commonly called the Little River, "whereon that sawmill formerly 
Mr. Richard Leader's is now built.'' 

In 1659 the court ordered that a ferry be kept at the mouth 
of Sturgeon Creek. 

In 16/1 the court ordered that a highway be built from York 
to the house of Thomas Spinney and that a ferry be kept from 
a point a little below Pulpit Rock, to connect with a road from 
Portsmouth to Hampton and Boston. The training men were 
to cut out the road and the men appointed to lay out the road 
were Richard Cutt, Thomas Broughton, John Davis. Mr. Weare, 
Charles Frost and Lieut. Job Alcock. This seems to be the 
road around the head of Spruce Creek, though when built it 
terminated at Woodman's Ferry instead of at Thomas Spinney's. 
The order of the court was renewed 16 Sept. 16/9, and the road 
was to be cut from the house of John Stover in York as directlv 



as possible to Spruce Creek and thence to the house of Thomas 
Wills. This is the old winding road from Rice's Tavern round 
the head of Spruce Creek to York. A part of it near Kittery 
Foreside is called "Lovers' Lane." The distance has been 
shortened within recent times by the road which crosses Spruce 
Creek by the bridge at the old Shapleigh.Mill. 


In 1672 Kittery was indicted for not making a good road 
from York bridge to Sturgeon Creek. This was probably the 
road that runs on the south side of Frost's Hill. 

In 1698 John Shapleigh, James Emery, James \Yarren, Daniel 
Goodwin and John Leighton, Selectmen, laid out a highway 
"From Mr. Curtis' house along the Creek till we come to Capt. 
Fernald's Land and so run into the old Road that goes to 
Sturgeon Creek & so up the Road to Maj. Frost's, all to be four 
rods wide as straight as may be & on the driest Ground & so 
unto Xichowanick." This road from the head of Spruce Creek 
northward is in use still. It was laid out by the town rather 
than by the county. 

The road on Fliot Xeck was laid out in 160,4 "from ye 
Countrey Road behind Stephen Paul's to Peter Dixon's. running 
from Mr. Remick's fence along by Humphrey Axell's orchard 
in that highway we have had lately, which ye sd Humphrey hath 
latelv fenced in. and soe the highway to run from Peter Dixon's 



to Samuel ffernald's : one rod wide, from the bank as Straight 
as may be with convenience, and all to run by the River Side." 
The Cedar Road, north of Sturgeon Creek, was laid out in 
1687 and led from an old landing place, called the Cedars, 
through land of Nicholas Frost, the beaver trader, down to an 
island at the mouth of the Creek, called Banfield's Island in 1709, 
when the same road was laid out again by the selectmen. It 


then ran from John Brooks' land at the Cedars, by land of 
widow Frost, across Cedar Brook, through land which Jonathan 
Xason bought of John Morrell, "by the south side of Richard 
Chick's orchard." The landing at the end of this road was long 
called "Tidey's Landing" and was sold by the town to David 
Furbish and Mehitable Stacy, single woman, in 1806. 

Among the papers of Hon. Mark Dennett I found a copy of 
the return of a road laid out in 1806 from Portsmouth Ferry to 
York. It was to begin at Rice's Tavern, run past the house of 
Capt. Rogers, cross Spruce Creek just north of Broad Cove, then 
run near the houses of Theodore Parker, Nicholas Weeks, 
William Parker and between the houses of William Morgrage 
and Thomas Morgrage on to York Meeting House, which was 
next northwest of the Court House. Along the old road from 
York to the head of Spruce Creek and northwest of the meeting 


house lived in order Mr. Messenger, Mr. Lyman, Col. Preble, 
Mr. Oilman, Mr,, Sevvall, William Frost and Mr. Junkins. The 
distance from Portsmouth Ferry to York by this proposed new 
road, which was never built, was six miles and one hundred and 
thirty-fi,ve rods, while the distance by the old road over the head 
of Spruce Creek was eight miles and thirty-five rods. 


Many of the oldest houses of Kittery and Eliot have been 
described in previous chapters. A few remain, and the following 
notices of them are taken chiefly from Dr. J. L. M. Willis' 
description of them. 1 


The oldest house in Fliot is on the west side of the "Cross 
Road." near the place where the road passes over the "Great 
Brook." The accompanying cut shows it. It was built by John 
Tobey, the great-grandfather of the present owner, Miss Caro- 
line Tobey, in 1727. The eastern part is as originally built. 
Some additions have been made on the western end. 

( )n the northeast side of the town is the house of Mr. 
Frederick Frost. It is a large, two-story house built in 1730 by 
Col. John Frost, grandson of Major Charles Frost. Xear by 

'Old Eliot. Vol. I. p. 33. 




and used as a woodshed is the old Frost garrison house, which 
is shown on page 177. 

The house of Mr. James W. Bartlett near the railroad station 
was built by Nathan Bartlett in 1740. It is a large two-story 
house and in a good state of preservation. Here six generations 
of Bartletts have dwelt. It stands on the site of a previous 
brick house, which was shattered by an earthquake. 

The house of Mr. Horace Bartlett in the north corner of the 
town was built about 1750 by John Heard Bartlett, who graduated 
at Harvard in 1/47. It has been recently remodeled. 

On the south side of Raitt's Hill and near the East Eliot 
Methodist Church is a house built about 1740 by Eliot Frost, 


grandson of Major Charles Frost. It is still in good condition 
and is the home of Mrs. Sarah Raitt. 

The Shapleigh house, by some supposed to be the oldest in 
Eliot, was built in 1730 by James (iowen. Esq.. and occupied by 
him through life. It lias been called the finest specimen of 
colonial architecture in the town. The present chimney, though 
lar^e. is smaller bv two feet each wav than the original one, which 


was shaken down by an earthquake, I Nov. 1755. This house 
was a little north of the school-house in district number one. 
It was demolished in April, 1899. 

At Eliot Neck, a little to the east of the school-house and on 
the opposite side of the road, is the so called old Spinney 
house. It was built by William Welch, who fought in the battle 
of Bunker Hill. It is a one story house, much out of repair. 
It formerly stood several rods west of its present location and 
near the bank of the river. The old cellar still marks the spot. 

The house in which Charles Shapleigh lives in Kittery, on 
the road that runs up the west side of Spruce Creek, was prob- 
ably built by Col. John Shapleigh between 1750 and 1760. 

The old Rice Tavern has been standing over a century and is 
still a good building. It is beautifully situated close to the bank 
of the Pascataqua, directly opposite the city of Portsmouth. 
Here was the ferry landing before the days of bridges and 
electric roads. Then this tavern was a much frequented place. 
It is mentioned on the return of the road dated 1806. It is prob- 
ably considerably older than that date indicates. 

The house built by Capt. Benjamin Remick in 1777 is still in 
good condition. It stands near the bridge that crosses the rail- 
road, not far from Kittery Depot. See page 148. 

The house now owned and occupied by Dr. J. L. M. Willis 
was built by a Mr. Dixon and sold, about 1775, to Dr. Willis' 
great-grandfather, John Fogg. An old brick in the chimney 
bears date of 1727. The house was originally of but one story. 
Another story was added by John Fogg, Jr., about 1815. It 
was again remodeled in 1870 by Horace Parker, who married 
Abigail Leighton Fogg. Dr. Willis also owns the place bought 
of Daniel Fogg by Joseph Hammond in 1722. The old house 
on this place was built about 1700 and was a kind of grocery 
and liquor shop, common in those days, kept by Joseph Ham- 
mond. It is a large, one-story house with L. and still has the 
original shutters. It is next north of the residence of Dr. 

Xcarly all of the old houses are similar in architecture and 
were essentially reproductions of the rural houses of England 
two centuries and more ago. They were generally square 
houses or nearly so, with, a huge chimney in the center or with 


one at each end. The broad gable roofs and small windows, the 
low- underpinning' and front yards, which were usually tastefully 
fenced in and ornamented with flowers and shubbery, character- 
ize the habitations of the well-to-do old settlers. 



The mutterings of the American people that preceded the Rev- 
olution were shared by the citizens of Kittery. Oct. 13. 1765, 
James Gowen, Representative, was instructed by the town to 
oppose the Stamp Act. Two years later, or Dec. 21, 1767, it was 
voted that James Gowen, Benjamin Parker, John H. Bartlett, 
John Dennet. Nathaniel Remick, Elihu Gunnison, \Yilliam 
Leighton, John Sparhawk and Dr. Daniel Pierce be a committee 
to report what they think proper to encourage industry, economy 
and manufactories, thereby to prevent the unnecessary importation 
of European commodities. 

Sept. 26, 1768. the town voted unanimously to send some suit- 
able person to act for them in convention with such as might be 
sent from the several towns in this Province to join them, in order 


that such measures may be consulted and advised as the peace 
and safety of his Majesty's subjects may require, the proposed 
convention to be held in Faneuil Hall in Boston. Caleb Emery 
was chosen for the above purpose. He was instructed to "take 
all legal and constitutional measures to defend and maintain the 
Person, Family, Crown and Dignity of our Sovereign Lord 
George the Third and all and singular the Rights, Liberties, Priv- 
ileges and Immunities granted in the Royal Charter of this his 
Majesty's Province, as well as those which are declared to be 
belonging to us as British subjects by birthright as all other Privi- 
leges in said Charter specially mentioned." 

At a town meeting held Jan. 7, 1773, a committee consisting 
of Benjamin Parker, Esq., Charles Chauncy, Esq., and John H. 
Bartlett, made the following report, which was unanimously 
adopted : 

"The Inhabitants of the Town of Kittery in Town Meeting 
legally assembled having duly considered your letter of Xovember 
2Oth, containing your sentiments upon the many publick Griev- 
ances that we in this Province labor under, and upon the com- 
munication thereof to this Town find the same opinion prevailing 
here, as indeed must be manifest to every one who is not Blinded 
by Interest of some kind or another. Without going into any 
other particulars at this time but that which has lately took place, 
namely, the Independency of the Judges of the Supreme Court ; 
In reply to which we are constrained to say it is very alarming 
and cannot from ye least acquaintance we have of our Constitu- 
tional rights but think it a Dangerous and threatening Symptom, 
and from all that we can obtain are led to Suspect that their 
Appointment took its rise more from Party Spirit and Opposition 
than the Welfare of ye Province. 

We shall be ready to Stand by the Respectable Town of Bos- 
ton in every lawful undertaking for the recovery of many Ancient 
Priviledges which seem to be wrested from us. and are willing 
to offer even our lives as a Sacrifice in the Glorious cause of Lib- 
erty, if there should ever be occasion. It is with gratitude we 
reflect upon the many struggles von have had for the common 
good, and rely upon your future vigilance and care of our Public 
Rights. Mav I leaven direct and succeed your Manly and Yirtu- 
ou- attempts to save a Sinking Country, and that we apprehend it 


is the cause of Truth and Justice you are engaged in may God 
grant that you finally Prevail." A copy of this was transmitted 
to the inhabitants of the town of Boston. 

At a town meeting held Oct. 27, 1774, James Gowen, Xathaniel 
Remick and William Leighton were chosen "to act as Delegates 
in a County Congress to be holden some time in November next 
at Wells by the several towns in this Coilnty, there to consider 
and agree upon some proper measures for the preservation of the 
Peace and good order of the Inhabitants ; also to agree upon some 
legal and Constitutional Measures in order to defeat the arbitrary 
tyrannical Plans laid by our enemies to enslave us." 

Jan. 16, 1/75, Edward Cutts and Charles Chauncey, Esq., dele- 
gates to the Provincial Congress, were instructed not to "vote to 
assume Government, except there should be an open rupture made 
by our enemies or such unfavorable answer to the Petition sent to 
our gracious Sovereign as shall make it absolutely necessary to 
assume Government." 

Dec. 13, 1774, the town chose twenty-five of its leading citizens 
to be a Committee of Correspondence, Inspection and Safety, and 
a similar but smaller committee was chosen in subsequent years. 
It is not my intention to write a history of the part taken by Kit- 
tery in the great struggle for independence. That work has been 
well done by another. 1 The entire militia was ready to march long 
before the alarm at Lexington. Almost every man and youth in 
the town capable of bearing arms was in the fight on land or on 


The town records tell us little about schools in the earlier 
days. The Court indicted the town for "not providing school 
and schoolmaster for the youth, according to law," July 1673. 
In 1660, lots were set apart for the ministry and a school in the 
parish of I'nity. There seem to have been no school houses. 
Mention is made incidentally that schools were kept in the house 

'See A Record of the Services of the Commissioned Officers and 
Enlisted Men of Kittery and Eliot. Maine, hy Lt. Oliver P. Remick. Bos- 
ton, igoi. Lt. Kemick has collected material and has in mind the pub- 
lication of the history of Kittery in other wars. This is my reason for not 
writing a lone; chapter on the military history of Kittery. 


of James Webber, which was earlier the house of Rev. William 
Scriven, also in the house of Capt. William Fernald. May 16, 
1734, it was voted "to pay thirteen shillings to Joseph Hill for the 
use of his house to keep school in." There was but one school, 
and this was a movable one. It was held in one part of the town 
for a few months and then in another part, for the convenience 
of widely scattered inhabitants. About all that was taught was 
to read, write and cipher. In 1743 it was voted that twenty-five 
pounds be paid for a Grammar School. This was continued 
for many years at Kittery, and here youth might fit for college. 
It corresponded somewhat to the modern High School. It was 
not till 3 March, 1802, that the town voted to divide the town into 
school districts. The division was accepted 10 June 1803. From 
that date to 1810, when Eliot was made a separate town, five 
hundred dollars were annually raised for schools in addition to 
the expense of the Grammar School. 

A few names of the old teachers appear in the town records. 
Rev. John Xewmarch was one of the first. Ministers then 
could teach all the week, carry on a farm and preach twice or 
three times on Sunday. Robert Reed is mentioned as a school 
master in 1708; Benjamin Gibson in 1719; Simon Frost in 1729; 
Abner Bailey in 1737: Xathaniel Rust in 1739; John Rogers, 
son of Rev. John Rogers, in 1741; Andrew Higginson in 1745; 
John Wheelwright in 1746; Eugene Lynch in 1718; Xoyce 
Pariss in 1723; Christopher "Shergant" in 1725, "if he will 
accept 45 for a year and pay his own board ;" Robert Eliot 
Gerrish in 1755; and John Parry in 1754 and in subsequent 

When Eliot was made a separate town in 1810, there were 
six school districts, and the seventh was divided from the sixth 
in 1823. District number eight was divided from number five 
in 1841. None of the school houses existing at the formation 
of the town is standing except that of district number four. 
An old school house of district number two, now unused for 
school purposes, is here presented and sufficiently illustrates the 
type of "knowledge box" of the past. It is a short distance 
from the residence of Joshua Frye. Here Gov. John F. Hill 
began his education, and many others will recall the happy 
school days spent here. 



In 1824 the whole number of scholars in Eliot was seven 
hundred and the number attending school was three hundred 
and forty. The school committee received a compensation of 
from three to five dollars annually for their services, and the 
teachers got from fifteen to eighteen dollars per month. The 
length of the school term was about four months. Graded 
schools were then almost unknown, and the modern methods of 


instruction of the Xormal Schools were uninvented. The 
teachers just taught without any particular methods, and the 
scholars took their books home at the close of each day and 
spent the evening around the fireside in study. They thus made 
fully as good and rapid progress as do the boys and girls in the 
schools of to-day. 

Eliot used then to expend two hundred and fifty dollars 
annually for schools, with usually one hundred and seventy-four 
dollars for a Grammar School of six months. Xo female 


teachers were employed till after 1840. Prominent among the 
teachers were Parson Chandler, William Hammond, William 
Randall, Alpheus Hanscom and George C. Bartlett. 1 

Eliot Academy was built in 1839 and was burned in 1875. 
The first catalogue was printed in 1840 and the school was con- 
tinued till 1870. Then the multiplying High Schools and 
Academies of neighboring towns made this institution no longer 
necessary to meet the requirements of Eliot inhabitants. The 
first Principal of the Academy was Israel Kimball, who was 
born in Wells, 26 Jan. 1812, graduated at Bowdoin College in 
1829, became an employee in the Treasury Department at 
Washington and died 10 Dec. 1890. The number of pupils under 
his instruction was ninety-six. 2 Prof. Moses G. Farmer suc- 
ceeded Mr. Kimball as Principal of the Academy. 

The present town of Kittery is rejoicing in the immediate 
prospect of an Academy of its own. Robert W. Traip by his 
will in 1863 provided for the maintenance of a brother and two 
sisters during their life time. At their decease the balance of 
his property was to be used for the endowment of an Academy 
in Kittery. In 1897 the last survivor of his family died, and the 
fund became available, but as it seemed small for the purpose 
there has been a disposition to delay the erection of a school build- 
ing on the part of the trustees. A lot has recently been pur- 
chased for $3,000, about an eighth of a mile east of the Public 
Library and near Crooked Lane. The trustees appointed by the 
Probate Court are John Wentworth, Calvin S. Hayes, Horace 
Mitchell, Franklin H. Bond, and James H. Walker, all of Kittery. 


Even in such a brief sketch of the educational history of old 
Kittery as can here be given mention must be made of Green Acre, 
on the bank of the Pascataqua, in Eliot. From being at first a 
summer resort for rest to body and soul, it has become a place 
for the cultivation of intellectual and spiritual life. 

'See article in "Old Eliot" Vol. II. p. 3. by Joseph H. Dixon. 
"See re-print of first catalogue in "Old Eliot," Vol. II. p. 148-151. 




Its originators were Professor and Mrs. Moses Gerrish 
Farmer and their daughter. Miss Sarah J. Farmer. To them 
were added in proprietorship Lieut. Col. Francis Keefe, Dr. J. L. 
M. Willis, G. Everett Hammond and Martin Parry Tobey. The 
house, shown in the cut, was built in 1890, "in the midst of a rural 
paradise," as Xeal Dow expressed it. The grounds were selected 
because of the natural beauty of field and river and because of 
their historic traditions. This was the ancient homestead of 
Major Joseph Hammond, and his garrison for protection against 
the Indians stood a little to the north of the inn. Later, on the 
bank of the river, the Hanscoms, a race of shipbuilders, launched 
many a sturdy vessel. 

I;i 1894 Mr. and Mrs. Farmer had passed beyond, and their 
daughter opened a new chapter in the history of the place. A 
series of lectures and classes was begun, the object of which was 
stated by a writer of that (late, "To review the progress already 
achieved in the world, state the living problems now awaiting 
solution, and suggest the means of further progress." The aim 
has been to make this a place where people could gather, "who 
are eagerly seeking the truth that is to bring unity throughout 
the earth." Thus is seen the greatness of the desire that prompted 
this institution. Some may call its aim visionary, but all real 
visions are immense in their scope. The boldness of this one has 
attracted the attention and the presence of many prominent per- 
sons. One of the earliest guests was John Greenleaf Whittier. 

The weeks of assemblage, each year, have been given to the 
comparative study of religion, philosophy, ethics and sociology. 
Discussions are avoided. Convictions are sought. Love is the 
controlling motive. The man or woman who can point out a 
nobler and happier way of living is the one sought. Truth is uni- 
versal : it cannot be sectarian. There is here no room for rivals 
in religion. 

Moses Gerrish Farmer was for years Professor of Electrical 
Science at the Torpedo Station, Xewport, Rhode Island. In 1897 
there was commemorated at Green Acre the fiftieth anniversary of 
his use of the first electric railway, an invention of his own. The 
Institute of Electrical Engineers held their annual meeting here. 
Professor A. G. Dolbear of Tufts College gave an address on 
"Moses Gerrish Farmer as an Electrical Pioneer." 


The various departments of this summer school embrace also 
music, art, nature study, etc. The program for 1902 has some- 
thing good for each day in July and August. Distinguished lec- 
turers, not only of America but also from Japan, India and Per- 
sia, have had a place upon the program. The end sought is rest 
and growth for the soul and consequent 'health for the body. 

Green Acre was purchased, in 1902, by James C. Hooe of 
Washington, D. C., whose intention is to continue the good work 
so well begun. 


Mrs. Moses (i. Farmer, whose beautiful life has been beauti- 
fully written by Rev. Augustin Caldwell, left in Rosemary Cot- 
tage a memorial of herself and of her little son who died in 
infancy. It was dedicated 31 May 1888, and is under the direc- 
tion of the Boston Citv Missionary Society. It is pleasantly situ- 
ated in Eliot, about six miles from Portsmouth. Hither come 
tired mothers and their children from Boston for a vacation of 
two weeks. Seven dollars pay the entire bill for each one. 
Here they find rest, health, happiness, abundance of food, cleanli- 
ness and the spirit of Jesus. Xo more practical and beneficent 
exhibition of Christianity can be found. 

About forty persons can be accommodated here at one time. 
There is every convenience and comfort that a home can give. 
Here many children get their first acquaintance with green lawns 
and wild Mowers and fruit trees. The country is a paradise to 
them. Here they can swing and tilt and romp and play to their 
hearts' content. An old barn is the play house for rainy days. 
Three thousand two hundred and seventy persons have already 
had here a glimpse of a "real heaven on earth," as a grateful 
mother expressed it. The home is open to as many as can be 
brought here, without distinctions of creed or color. Long may 
it endure as a blessing to tired mothers and little children and a 
memorial of the motherly and Christ-like love that prompted its 





In 1858 Miss Arabella Rice of Portsmouth, whose father was 
a native of Kittery, left a bequest of $30,000 to found the Rice 
Free Public Library. In 1874 the trustees organized for business 
and took charg-e of the funds. The Library was opened in a 


room in Austin Block and had about one thousand volumes. In 
1889 the Library Building was erected at a cost of $18,500, 
including the lot and furnishings. The accumulated interest of 
the fund was insufficient for the purpose by $5,000, which sum 
was borrowed on the personal note of the trustees, and the debt 
was paid in five years from the date of the note. The trustees 
at the time of the erection of the building were Moses A. Safford, 
] 'resident, Kphraim C. Spinney. Treasurer, John YVentworth. 
Tool Wilson and Edward F. Safford. The librarv is for the use 


of all residents of the town and now has about six thousand 

A bequest of about $80,000 was given by the late Dr. John S. 
H. Fogg of South Boston, a native of Eliot, for a library, to be 
known as the William Fogg Library. It is to be located on the 
William Fogg estate, and arrangements are being made to erect 
the building at once, although by the will the funds do not 
become available till the death of Mr. Fogg's widow. The 
building is not to cost more than $10,000. Mr. Fogg left also to 
the town of Eliot his large collection of historical and other 
books, valued at $10,000. Thus the building, books and fund 
will insure to the inhabitants of Eliot for all future time a well- 
equipped and constantly growing library. Few greater blessings 
can be conferred upon a town. 




Much that might be said in this chapter will be found in the 
genealogical notes. There are, however, some historical person- 
ages that demand a more full treatment than could well be given 
there. It is quite impossible to here mention all who have left 
an honorable record. A few out of many are introduced to the 
reader, of whom much has been written elsewhere. 


Col. William Pepperrell was a native of Ravistock Parish, 
Plymouth, in Devonshire, England, where he was born in 1646. 
His speech indicated that he was of Welsh origin. Nothing 
definite has been published concerning his ancestry. When a 
boy he was apprenticed to the captain of a fishing-schooner 
employed off the coast of Xew England and the banks of New- 
foundland. His parents died early leaving two or three sisters 
to be helped. ( )ne of these married a Phillips, and her sons 
settled in Saco and Kittery. Another probably married Hon. 
Robert Eliot. 

William Pepperrell first began business in the fisheries at the 
Isles of Shoals. After a few years he married Margery, 
daughter of John I>ray of Kittery, and in 1682 settled at the 
Point, where he built a house on a small lot given him by his 
father-in-law. Here he prospered in business and is said to have 
become the wealthiest man in New England. This did not then 
imply the possession of a large fortune. A man worth one 
hundred thousand dollars was then a very rich man. He built 
many fishing and trading vessels and sent them to the Banks, to 
the West Indies and to Europe. He became a leader in the 
affairs of the colony. He was justice of the peace thirty-five 
years and from 1715 till his death he served as judge of the court 
of common pleas. He had command of the fort near his place of 



residence with rank of captain and in the militia rose to the rank 
of Lieutenant-Colonel. He was one of the founders of the Con- 
gregational Church at Kittery Point and remembered it in his 


For some account of his family see Genealogical Xotes. He 
died 15 Feb. 1/34. and was buried in the middle of an orchard 
near his house. Here a marble structure was erected to his mem- 
ory by his sou, \Yilliam, about the year 1736.' It was purchased 
in London at a cost of thirty-four pounds, eleven shillings and 

'So it is recorded in Parsons' Life of Sir William Pepperrell. hut the 
elder Pepperrell's daughter. Joanna Jackson, was "decently Interr'd in 
her Father's ne\v Tomb" 24 Feb. 1725-6. See Old Eliot, Vol. IV. p. 46. 


four pence, and was repaired over thirty years ago by a descend- 
ant, Miss Harriet Hirst Sparhawk. 

Margery (Bray) Pepperrell died about seven years later than 
her husband. She was mentioned in the Boston Post Boy, under 
date of 30 April 1741, as follows: "She was, through the whole 


course of her life, very exemplary for unaffected piety and amia- 
ble virtues, especially her charity, her courteous affability, her 
prudence, meekness, patience, and her unweariedness in well- 
doing. She was not only a loving and discreet wife and tender 
parent, but a sincere friend to all her acquaintance." 

The house built by Col. \Yilliam Pepperrell in 1682 must have 
surpassed in grandeur any residence in the province. Its 
spacious hall and staircase are still admired and imitated by recent 
architects. The house was originally built with about its present 
dimensions. Sir William added fifteen feet to each end of it, and 
these additions were taken away by a subsequent owner, so that 
the present external appearance of the Pepperrell Mansion, saving 
the curl) roof, is about as it was in the days of the elder Pep- 
perrell. The rooms are spacious and the outlook over the harbor 
is a commanding and delightful one. The cellar and foundations 
seem never to have been well built. It is reported that some 
have it in mind to purchase this house and use it as a public his- 


torical museum. Its associations demand this, and the people of 
Maine should see to it that this historical landmark be well cared 
for and devoted to patriotic and educational purposes. 

The description of the Pepperrell mansion given by Mr. Pela- 
tiah Fernald in 1849, ' s sufficiently minute and accurate. "It was 


a square house about forty-five feet long and of the width that it 
now is and had two chimneys, with a sharp roof. Col. Pepperrell 
carried on the fishing business. At his decease his son. Sir 
William Pepperrell, took possession of the estate. He made 
additions of about fifteen feet on both ends of the house and 
altered the roof to the present form and revised it throughout and 
built the wharf and four stores and built the tomb and extended 
his land from the partition wall between Capt. John I nderwood. 



now Joanna Mitchell, and the now Thomas Hoyt, from this line 
westward up to the lane leading down to Capt. Robert Follet, 
now T- Lawrence. ( )n the north of the Mansion House was the 
Great Orchard, so called, in the middle of which he built the 
tomb. After the war commenced Sir William Pepperrell's 
estate was called Tory property, and many thought that they 
might destroy it at pleasure. In the year 1774 my father moved 


into the Mansion House, so called, to take care of it. Col. Spar- 
hawk having previously built a house for Lady Pepperrell, so 
called, widow of Sir William. Said house is owned by Capt. 
Joseph Cutts. where she lived the remainder of her days and died 
there. At the end of the Revolutionary \Yar all Sir William's 
estate was considered confiscated or Torv property, because it 
belonged by will to William 1'. Sparhawk, who had fled his 
country and joined our enemies. Therefore our government had 
orders to sell at public auction all the land and buildings formerly 
belonging to Sir William Pepperrell as Torv property. 
Beginning with the Mansion 1 louse about the year 170,0. as well 
as I can remember. Capt. Samuel Smallcorn bought the Mansion 
llouse and the two lots, one on which the house stands and the 
other owned now by Capt. Daniel Krisbee, together with the 


wharf. In the same or next year Thomas D. Cutts bought the 
said Mansion House of Capt. Smallcorn an;l commenced a tav- 
ern and carried on fishing and built the store that Capt. Daniel 
Frisbee now occupies. Major Cutts set out all those elm trees 


around the premises, lie flourished for some time, but there was 
a leak under the house, and in a fe\v years it leaked out and by 
mortgage became Richard Cutts' property. He carried on fish- 
ery and foreign trade for many years, but trusting too much to 
other people's honestv. he fell in the rear and sold the house and 


lands to Elder J. Header and Capt. Jesse Frisbee. Capt. Frisbee 
in a few years was lost at sea. Elder Meader sold the old Man- 
sion House to Charles G. Bellamy, Esq., and Mr. Thomas Hoyt 
in the year 1848. They divided the land and took off the bend or 
room from each end of the house and left it in the same form on 
the ground that Col. William Pepperrell built it. It is now 
[1849] owned by Charles G. Bellamy, Esq., who has made a very 
large repair, and it is likely it may stand another century, except- 
ing fire, as it has stood through all the past." 

Sir William Pepperrell was born 27 June 1696. He had only 
the meager education that could be obtained in the public schools 
of his time. He was taught to do business, to survey land, to sail 
a ship, to act as clerk, to manage men. By trading in fish, lum- 
ber and West India goods, by extensive ship-building, and by the 
purchase and sale of large tracts of land he became very wealthy. 
At one time he owned the greater part of Saco and Scarborough. 
Saco was first called Pepperrellborough in his honor. He was a 
justice of the peace at the age of twenty-one and captain of a 
company of cavalry. At the age of thirty he held the rank of 
colonel and was in command of all the militia of Maine. About 
the same time he was appointed one of the Governor's council 
and held that office thirty-two years, eighteen of which he was 
president of the board. The people of Kittery elected him as 
their representative in 1726-7. The office of chief justice he held 
from 1730 till his death. This obliged him to give some study to 
law, though he had been from youth familiar with court proced- 
ures, having been clerk of court. Like his father he was the 
owner of slaves. A boat's crew of them used to row him across 
the harbor. He seems to have been the banker of Kittery and 
a large region about, and many a mortgage in his favor is 
recorded in the York Deeds. 

He was appointed in 1745 to command the expedition against 
Louisburg, and contributed out of his private fortune five 
thousand pounds toward the expenses of that campaign. All 
know the result. What had been regarded as an impregnable 
fortress surrendered after a brief siege. In this expedition Pep- 
perrell was accompanied by many of his townsmen as soldiers, and 
fifty men under Captain Moses llutler went from Berwick. For 
his success at Louisburg he was knighted and received in London 


with many attentions. In 1756 he was commissioned Lieuten- 
ant-Genera! in the royal army. 

He united with the church at Kittery in 1734 and was promi- 
nent in its business affairs. George Whitefield was entertained 
at his house and consulted with reference to the Louisburg expe- 


dition. though Pepperrell did not follow his advice. The honors 
received at home and abroad did not separate him from the com- 
panionship and svmpathies of his townsmen. The remainder of 
his life was comparatively uneventful, and he died 6 July i/59- 





He was buried in the vault beneath the Pepperrell tomb, and the 
pall that covered his bier is still preserve:! by the church at Kit- 
tery Point and draped the pulpit at the funeral services held in 
honor of President McKinley. 

He married Mary Hirst of P>oston, in 1723. After his death 
IT about 1765, she caused a house to be built near the church, 


\vhere she resided till her death, 25 Xov. 1/89. The house is 
now occupied by J. Chester Cutts. Its appearance without and 
within is about as it was in the days of Lady Pepperrell. The 
accompanying pictures tell more than words can. The hall and 
parlor have the same furniture as in tbe old days. Tbe nicely 
laid wooden floors and the curiously carved post at the foot of 
the stairs evidence the fine workmanship of tbe builders. 

Most of the property of Sir AYilliam Pepperrell was willed 
to his grandson. William Pepperrell Sparhawk, on condition that 
he should drop his surname on arriving at the age of twenty-one. 
This he did and became the second Sir William Pepperrell. 


The estates bequeathed by the first Sir William were confiscated 
in 1778, since their owner was a Tory. The large fortune accu- 
mulated by Sir William and his father was soon dissipated, and 
some of his descendants came to indolent pride and poverty. 
The name Pepperrell is extinct in America. An association of 
the descendants of the Pepperrells take some pride in their lineage 
and seek to perpetuate the memories of the great men who 
honored their town and their country by noble and patriotic ser- 


Details concerning the life of this man have already been 
given in these pages. He was one of the first men of his times 
and town in civil, military and ecclesiastical affairs. He was 
honored by election as Deputy to the General Court in 1658 and 
held that office five years. The date of his commission as cap- 
tain in the militia is 6 July 1668. He was commissioned as Ser- 
geant-Major, 23 Aug. 1689, to govern and exercise the military 
forces of the Province of Maine as the law directs. 1 

His own petition to the General Court says that "quickly 
after the death of Major Hooke in the month of January 1694-5 
Your petitionr was Ordered by the Right Honble the Lt Governr 
to take the Conduct and Governmt of all the officers & Souldiers 
under his Majtys Pay in the County of Yorke." 2 He was 
actively engaged in military service during a large part of his 
life, leading expeditions for the defence of Kittery and other 
towns. The Indians hated him for the part he had in their 
betrayal at Dover in 1675. They assaulted his garrison house 
and finally laid in ambush for him on his way home from church 
and so had their revenge. 

I fe served for many years as Justice of the Peace, was one 
of the Associate Judges of the Province of Maine, and was a 

'Sec his commission. Old Eliot. Vol. II. p. 137. 
J Coll. of M,-. Hist. Society, Vol. V. p. 434. 


member of the Governor's Council in 1693. Perhaps no citizen 
of Kittery has held more public offices or held them more worth- 
ily than he. His own family and those with which the Frosts 
were connected by marriage were the first families of the Pascat- 
aqua settlement. For many years the Frosts of Maine and New 
Hampshire held a commanding' influence in the affairs of town 
and province. 1 


Capt. William Whipple of Ipswich, born 28 Jan. 1695-6, 
married, 14 May 1722, Mary, daughter of Robert Cutt 2nd. He 
settled in Kittery, living in the old Cutt-Whipple garrison house, 
which is still in use. His children were recorded as follows: 
Mary b. 13 Jan. 1728, m. Hon. Robert Traill i Sept. 1748, d. 
3 Oct. 1791; William b. 14 June 1730; Hannah b. 15 Feb. 
1734-5, m. Dr. Joshua P>rackett of Portsmouth 14 April 1760, 
and d. 24 April 1825 ; Robert Cutt b. 6 April 1736 and d. 4 May 
1761 ; Joseph b. 14 Feb. 1737-8. Capt. William Whipple died 
7 Aug. 1751 and was buried in the cemetery at Kittery Point. 
His wife died 28 Feb. 1783, and was buried by her son in the 
North Cemetery, Portsmouth. 

Gen. William Whippte, son of the one just mentioned, was 
fifth in descent from Matthew Whipple of Ipswich. His oppor- 
tunities of education were only those of the common schools of 
his time. At the age of twenty-one he had command of a vessel 
and brought negro slaves into this country. When twenty-nine 
years of age he settled in Portsmouth, N. H., and engaged in 
mercantile life. Here he married his cousin, Catherine Moffat. 
He had two slaves said to have been sons of an African prince. 
The fight for freedom in the Revolution led one of his slaves to 
ask and receive his liberty. 

He was chosen Representative to Congress, 23 Jan. 1776, and 
served also for the three following years. This gave him the 

'For other particulars of his life see article by Miss Elizabeth M. 
Bartlett in Old Eliot, Vol. I. pp. 85-101. 


OLD KI ! I 1 RV 

opportunity to sign the Declaration of Independence. In 1777 
he was appointed Brigadier General of the New Hampshire 
troops, and he took part in the hattles of Stilhvater and Sara- 


toga. In 1782 he was made Judge of the Superior Court. All 
these offices were filled with honor to himself and good services 
to his country. He died 28 Nov. i/Pj,. aged fifty-four vears, 
leaving no children.' 

'For fuller sketch of his life see article 1>y Moses A. Safford. Esq., in 
the Proceedings of the Me. Hist. Society. Vol. VI. pp. 337-357. 


H o x . MARK D K x x KTT. 

This man was one of the most influential characters in the 
history of Kittery. Among his papers is found a record of some 
events in his early life, written by himself. He was horn 28 Aug. 
1786, son of William and Mary (Adams) Dennett. He says, 
"In early boyhood I hated the school until about nine years old, 
when my fancy changed an 1 I liked the school and began to 
stand at the head of my class. Our school privileges were very 
limited. I attended to nothing at school but reading, spelling 
and writing until I was thirteen years old ; but I progressed in 
the old arithmetic at home under the instruction of my father and 
brother to the rule of three. At thirteen years I commenced the 
arithmetic at school and during winter term I mastered about 
one-half of Merrill's Arithmetic. In the spring of 1800 at a short 
term of six weeks of Grammar School. I progressed in English 
Grammar so that 1 could parse simple sentences. In September 
a term of Grammar School commenced and I attended to the 
studv of Latin, and during the winter I advanced into Virgil and 
Cicero. In the spring my father said that I must help him on 
the farm. In the winter of 1801-2 there was no Grammar School, 
and I mastered the last half of the arithmetic. In the winter of 
1802-3 I studie.l Latin at home and recited my lessons once a 
week with Rev. William Briggs., Oct. 25, 1803. my father died 
and the care of the farm devolved on me. and 1 was thus deprived 
of school privileges. During the winter of 1803-4 I devoted 
every spare hour by day and very long evenings to the study of 
Greek, and in December. 1804. I received a certificate of qualifi- 
cation for teaching the ( irammar School from three ministers 
who were college graduates. Jan. I. 1805. at the age of eighteen, 
I commenced teaching the (irammar School in Kittery. and 
excepting two or three years I when otherwise employed) I con- 
tinued to do so several months each year until I was sixty years 
old. when my hearing failed and I declined the service. 

"In 1807, my mind being religiously impressed, I was bap- 
tized and joined the church, of which act I nerer repented." 

Mr. Dennett was much interested in local history and left 
some valuable papers that have been utilized in the preparation of 
this book. He was honored as a leader in his town, serving as 
selectman for seventeen years. He was deputy to the General 



01. 1) KITTERY 

Court, 1814-10,, and was a member of the first legislature of 
Maine. He \vas State senator several times, justice of the peace, 
and captain and major in the militia. He died 30 April 1883, in 
the ninety-seventh year of his age. See genealogy of the Dennett 
family, chiefly compiled by him. 




Son of Joshua and Catherine Shapleigh (Paul) Frost, was 
born .April 2~ . 1X43. lie received an academic education at 
South lierwick . \cademv, and afterwards was admitted to Bow- 


doin Medical School. There he received his degree in 1869. He 
settled at once in Peabody, Mass., and began practice that stead- 
ily increased in extent and success. 

An epidemic of small-pox broke out soon after his arrival and 
he came into prominence, both as a physician and a member of 
the Board of Health. He was a man of strong individuality and 
clung tenaciously to his opinions until he was convinced they 
were wrong. This was especially true in respect to the method 
of treating diseases. 

He was a close student of professional literature and spent 
much time in London hospitals in 1876. 

His general ability as a physician won for him the confidence 
of constantly growing practice. He was the oldest physician in 
town, both in years and time of residence, a period of twenty-nine 
years. His untiring devotion to his duties, continued after he knew 
of his own mortal illness, endeared him to large numbers. And 
many tributes were paid to his worth both at the public funeral 
and subsequently by his associates in the Massachusetts Medical 
Society. Dr. Frost married 9 Oct. 1873, at Beverly, Mass., 
Asenath Marshall, daughter of Paul F. and Anna (Lefavour) 
Ober, who survives him without children. 


Dr. John Samuel Hill Fogg, son of William and Betsey (Hill) 
Fogg, was born in Eliot, May 21, 1826. He was fitted for col- 
lege at Fliot Academy, then under the charge of Israel Kimball. 
After graduation he studied medicine with Dr. Theodore H. 
Jewett, of South Berwick, attended lectures in the medical 
departments of Bowdoin, and Harvard, and received the degree 
of M.D. from Harvard in 1850. He settled in South Boston the 
same year, in the practice of his profession, and resided there until 
his death. He served many years on the Boston School Board, 
and was representative to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1855. 
He was a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society ; of the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society ; of the Virginia 
Historical Society ; and a corresponding member of the Maine 
Historical Society. 



Twenty-one years before his death, which occurred October 
16. 1893, Dr. Fogg \vas stricken with paraplegic paralysis, con- 
fining him closely to his room and making him a constant sufferer. 
A taste for genealogical and historical research, and a youthful 
interest for collecting autographs, occasionally gratified in 



m-aturer age, afforded employment and solace in these years of 
affliction, and from this slight beginning a collection of auto- 
graphs was forme 1 in a systematic manner with reference to 
historical data, tin- value of which at the time of his death was 
estimated at twentv-tive thousand dollars. His will provided 


that this collection should become the property of the Maine 
Historical Society, and provided also for the establishment of 
a free public library in his native town. 

"His unfailing brightness of mind, and patience under the 
most excruciating suffering, together with the work that he has 
accomplished, make his case one of the most marvellous in the 
annals of invalidism." 

Dr. Fogg married first, July 11, 1850, Sarah Frances Gordon, 
of Exeter, N. H., who died March 21, 1871; and second, Mary 
Griselda Clinch, youngest daughter of Rev. Joseph H. Clinch, 
D.D., of South Boston, who survives him. 


John Fremont Hill, M.D., Governor of Maine, born in Eliot, 
October 29, 1855, was the son of William and Miriam (Leighton) 
Hill. His ancestors on both sides have been distinguished men 
in their day, and the public spirit and interest in the affairs of 
state which characterize the subject of this sketch seems to be 
hereditary. Dr. Hill's father, William Hill of Eliot, was in the 
sixth generation of direct descent from John Hill of Dover, who 
was born in England in 1624. 

Governor Hill's mother was Miriam Leighton, eldest daughter 
of Andrew Pepperrell Leighton of Eliot, who several times rep- 
resented his district in the State Legislature, and was State sen- 
ator for a number of years. Sarah Catherine Odiorne, grand- 
mother of Governor Hill, was a descendant of Capt. John Mason, 
the original grantee of the Province of Xew Hampshire. 

He was educated in the public schools, South Berwick 
(Maine) Academy, and the Putnam School in Xewburyport, 
Massachusetts ; studied medicine and graduated at the Maine 
Medical School, Brunswick, completing his studies in his profes- 
sion at the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn. Xew York. 
After leaving college, Dr. Hill practiced medicine for about a 
year in Boothbay Harbor, but very soon decided to devote his 
attention to a business career. 

In 1879, he came to Augusta and went into business with Hon. 
P. O. Yickery, and soon after became his partner, under the firm 
name of Yickery & Hill. This firm, now a corporation The 


Vickery & Hill Publishing Company is one of the largest pub- 
lishing houses in the business, with branch offices in Boston, New 
York and Chicago. Within a short time a substantial fire-proof 
building, with all modern improvements, has been erected, con- 
nected with the former establishment, in order to accommodate 
the constantly increasing business of the Company. 

Governor Hill has taken an active part in the politics of his 
native State, having always been identified with the Republican 
party. In 1889 he was elected Representative from Augusta to 
the Maine Legislature, and served on the Committees of Banks 
and Banking, and of Railroads, Telegraphs and Expresses. In 
1891 he was again elected Representative, and served as Chairman 
of the House Committee on Railroads. In August, 1892, he was 
nominated by acclamation as senator from Kennebec County, 
and sat in the Legislatures of 1893 anc ^ l &95 m that capacity, 
being Chairman of the important Railroad Committee both terms. 
He was a Presidential elector in 1896, and a member of Gov- 
ernor Powers' Council during the years 1899 and 1900. 

At the September election of 1900, Dr. Hill was elected Gov- 
ernor of Maine, by one of the largest majorities ever given in the 
history of the State. He was inaugurated in January, 1901, 
delivering an able and business-like address to the Legislature. 
The manner in which he is administering the duties of his office 
proves that the State is extremely fortunate in the choice of its 
Chief Executive. 

Governor Hill has been interested in electric railroad develop- 
ment in Maine for some time, being a leading promoter of the 
Augusta. Hallowell & Gardiner Electric Railroad, which within 
the past year has extended its line to Togus, the location of the 
Eastern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Soldiers, and 
it is proposed to still further extend it to connect with the Rock- 
land. Thomaston & Camden Street Railway, in which Governor 
Hill is likewise interested. 

In addition to these roads, he is identified with a large electric 
railway and lighting property in Indiana, as well as with the 
Quincy Gas and Electric Company, the Decatur Gas and Electric 
Company, and the Peoria Gas and Electric Company, all located 
in Illinois. A syndicate, of which Dr. Hill is a prominent mem- 
ber, has within a few months purchased a controlling interest in 


the Somerset Steam Railway, operating in Somerset County, 
Me. He also is a stockholder in various companies, including the 
Rockland-Rockport Lime Company, of Rockland, Me., and is a 
leading owner in the Augusta Real Estate Association, in which 


the titles of several hotels, valuable business blocks and numerous 
dwelling-houses are vested. 

A business man of large interests, he is natural!}" prominently 
associated with the banks of the capital city, being President of 
the .Augusta National liank; a trustee of the Ivennebec Savings 
Bank : and trustee of the Augusta Trust Company. 

264 ()LI) KITTERY 

In religious views. Governor Hill is a Universalist, being a 
member and generous supporter of that society. He belongs to 
several social clubs, among them being the Abnaki Club of 
Augusta. Me. ; the St. Louis Club, and the St. Louis Country 
Club. St. Louis. Mo. He is a Mason, a member of Augusta 
Lodge and Cushnoc Chapter. Trinity Commandery and Kora 
Temple Shrine. He also belongs to the Society of Colonial 
Wars, is Vice-President of the Pepperrell Society, composed of 
descendants of the famous family by that name ; is a member of 
the Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Maine Historical 

May 19, 1880, Dr. Hill \vas married to Lizzie G. Vickery, 
daughter of his partner, Hon. P. O. Vickery : their only child, 
Percy, was born March 16, 1881. He is now a student at Prince- 
ton, of the Class of 1905. Mrs. Hill died April 10, 1893. The 
Doctor was again married in St. Louis, April 25, 1897, to ^ rs - 
Laura Liggett, widow of Hiram S. Liggett and daughter of Hon. 
Norman Colman, who was Secretary of Agriculture in the first 
cabinet of President Cleveland. 

At present. Governor Hill and family reside in the Blaine 
Mansion, on State Street, in Augusta, which was for many years 
the home of the illustrious statesman, Hon. James G. Blaine. 
The Governor and wife are royal entertainers and have given 
many receptions and social events in this house, which have been 
characterized by their elegant appointments. On the same street, 
a short distance from the Blaine house, upon a lot recently pur- 
chased at great expense and occupying nearly a square in the 
center of the residential portion of the city. Governor Hill is hav- 
ing erected for his occupancy a handsome and commodious resi- 
dence, of St. Louis brick, with trimmings of Maine granite, 
which, when completed, will be one of the finest in Xew England. 

Governor Hill has always been deeply interested in the history 
of his native town and the genealogy of its old families. It is 
largely due to his encouragement and financial assistance that 
this book has been written and published. 




It is a pleasure to the writer to present the face of Moses A. 
Safforcl. Fsq., and to say a few words about the man who has 
contributed so much assistance to the production of this history 
of his native town, lie was born 28 Sept. 1833, son of Edward 


1). and Marv I\. (Lewis) Safford and i^randsoa of Rev. Moses 
Safford. founder and pastor of the First Christian Church in 

lie received his education in the public schools of Kittcry and 
at the Institute 1 located at Xew Hampton. X. 11. After finishing 


his course of study there he read law with Stillman B. Allen of 
Kittery and was admitted to the bar in 1861. On the breaking 
out of the Civil War he laid aside the work of his profession for 
a while in order to answer the call of the government for men 
and, 27 Nov. 1861, entered the United States naval service. 
Receiving his discharge in 1865, he returned to the practice of 

He was Registrar of Probate from 1877 to 1885 and has filled 
many offices of public trust, having served his town as selectman, 
town agent and superintendent of schools. As chairman of the 
Building Committee of the Rice Public Library he devoted four 
years in the effort to obtain a building worthy of the donor of the 
fund and suited to the needs of the people. This work he justly 
regards as one of the most important and useful services that he 
has rendered to his fellow-citizens. 

Mr. Safford has always shown a deep interest in local and 
colonial history and has contributed several important articles to 
the Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, of which he is 
a member. In the historical traditions of Kittery and vicinity 
he is an authority, and my walks and talks with him have been 
delightful and instructive. 

Mr. Safford is a member of Xaval Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and 
commander of Edward G. Parker Post of the Grand Army of the 
Republic. As a gentleman of culture and a friend to every good 
cause he is all the time exercising a quiet influence to uplift his 
community in education and good morals. For his family see 
genealogical notes. 


Horace Mitchell was born in Kittery, 3 March 1857, son of 
Reuben and Hannah ( Say ward ) Mitchell. His ancestors were 
among the first settlers of the town, and the family name is 
widely known throughout Xew England. He received his edu- 
cation in the public schools of Kittery and in Xew Hampton Lit- 
erary Institute and Business College. He then engaged in teach- 
ing and taught thirty-four terms, thirty-three of them being in 
KitttTv and one in York. 1 laving served as clerk in the Mar- 
shall House at York, and in the \Yentworth at Xewcastle, his 


attention was turned to the hotel business. For five summers he 
conducted the I'ncahontas on (Jerrish Island, and in 1890 he 
erected the I'hampernowne at Warehouse Point. See page 58. 


Mr. Mitchell has always been a Republican in politics and an 
able leader of the party in his district, lie represented Kittery 
in the Mouse in i8<)i, and Kittery and Kliot in 1893. ' ' e u " as 
nominated for State senator by acclamation in 1895 ail( l was 
elected, serving two years. In i8(/) the ( iovernor of Maine 
appointed him a commissioner to examine the State Treasurer's 
accounts and in 1897 lie served as chairman of the same commis- 


sion. He was Postmaster at the Point during President Harrison's 
administration and has held the same office since 1897. Hehasbeen 
president of the school board two years and superintendent of 
schools in 1898-9. In Masonry he has always been interested, 
being a member of Naval Lodge, Kitterv, of Unity Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons, South Berwick, ami of Bradford Command- 
ery of Biddeford. At present he is Gran;! Senior Deacon of 
the Grand Lodge of Maine, Past Master of the Xaval Lodge, Past 
Grand of Riverside Lo Ige. He is Past Patriarch of Dirigo 
Encampment, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Past Chan- 
cellor of the Knights of Pythias; and the first Grand Commander 
and Grand Keeper of the Records of the Golden Cross of the State 
of Maine. All these offices do not prevent him from doing a 
great amount of business and taking an active interest in all that 
pertains to the welfare of his native town. He purchased and 
succeeded to the business of Frank E. Rowell, attorney, in 1901. 
For family see genealogy of the Mitchells on another page. 





The aim has been to give the genealogy of the old families 
down, to a date where those now living can by aid of private 
records easily connect their lineage. To this end the first four or 
five generations seemed to be necessary. In cases where genealo- 
gies of certain families have been published I have given a few 
generations only, with corrections and additions that may 
be of service. In many cases I have been assisted by 
persons who have devoted years of study to their family 
historv. Some such families have been traced down to the pres- 
ent time. In most cases I have not tried to trace branches of fam- 
ilies that removed out of the limits of old Kittery, but have often 
told where such branches lived and referred to other authorities 
for further information. For sake of clearness it has been 
thought necessary to introduce something of the genealogy of 
families living in York and Dover. Had space permitted, I 
would like to have given citations from deeds and authority for 
every statement. This has been done in some instances where the 
reader might otherwise have been inclined to question my state- 
ments. I have not made positive assertions without evidence 
satisfactory to myself and have often followed a statement with a 
question mark, although such statement is probably correct. It 
is quite certain that genealogists of special families will discover 
some errors. I have carefully compared the dates of published 
genealogies with the town and church records and this has some- 
times caused a disagreement. It has been an effort to cease inves- 
tigation and to publish an incomplete work; but what genealogy 
was ever completed? 

In the preparation of these notes the manuscripts of Hon. 
Mark Dennett and of William Fogg have been thoroughly con- 
sidered and compared with the original town records. This 
comparison has led to a change of some dates and combinations. 
Mr. Fogg's notes were of great value, though made before the 


publication of Maine Wills and York Deeds. Because of such 
recent helps I have been obliged sometimes to differ from Mr. 
Fogg's conclusions, especially in treatment of the earliest genera- 
tions. Mr. Fogg's notes as published in "Old Eliot" contain 
some typographical errors that are not found in the original, espe- 
cially in dates and surnames. Much has been contributed to my 
notes from the private records of many families. 

Not only the town and church records of old Kittery have 
been minutely studied, but also the records of Portsmouth, New- 
castle, Dover, York, and Wells have been consulted, and the 
manuscript collections of Mr. Marshall of York have been util- 
ized. The published records and histories of all towns in Maine 
and New Hampshire and of many Massachusetts towns have been 
searched, and weeks of research have been spent at Alfred. Me., 
Concord. Fxeter, and Dover, N. H., Salem and Boston, Mass. 
It is hoped that many readers will be helped and encouraged to 
trace out more fully the genealogy of their families. Every 
American should know his lineage in as many lines as possible as 
far back, at least, as to the first emigrants. To know well one's 
self one must know all one's relations. 


Richard Abbot had grants in Kittery in 1656 and 1673. A 
daughter married John Holmes. 

Walter Abbot, vintner, was of Exeter, N. H., in 1640 and soon 
after removed to Portsmouth. His will was made 15 May 1667. 
His widow, Sarah, aged 64 in 1681, married Henry Sherburn. 
His children were Peter. Thomas, William, Walter, John. Sarah 
who married Thomas Wills, Mary, who married Leonard Drowne, 
and Elizabeth. Of these John made his will 19 March 1721-2 
and named wife, Mary, and children, John, James (deceased 
leaving sons Michael, Mark and Lambeth), William Laud, 
Walter, Reuben, Sarah Pickering, Ruth Spriggs and Anna 

Thomas, son of Walter Abbot, was born in 1643 according to 
one deposition and in 1635 according to another. He married 
before 1668 Elizabeth, dau. of John and Julian Green. The Ber- 


wick records say he die 1 8 March 1712-3. He was selectman sev- 
eral times and is called ensign in 1688. Children were: 

THOMAS, blacksmith, in. about 1726 Elizabeth, widow of James Emery, 
Jr. He deeded fifty acres to his "kinsman Thomas Abbot" 3 Oct. 1727, 
for maintenance during life. 

JosKi'ii in. Alice Nason. , 

MOSKS. A Moses Abbot in. Rebecca Knight in Boston II Sept. 1701. 

WALTER m. Elizabeth Key. 

JOHN in. Abigail Nason, (2) Martha Littlefield. 

ELIZABETH m. Thomas Butler. 

PATIENCE m. William Lord in 1705. 

MARY m. Josiah Goodrich. 

HANNAH m. Humphrey Chadbourne 6 Nov. 1712. 


Joseph Abbot ni. .Mice, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Jenkins) 
Nason. She and son Thomas administered his estate in 1726. 
Children were : 

JOSEPH, mentioned in 1716. 

THOMAS "Old Mr. Thomas Abbot died May 26, 1789, aged 97." 

ALICE bapt. 22 May 1709; m. Stephen Hardison 23 Sept. 1724. 

MOSKS bapt. 8 Feb. 1718. 

WILLIAM bapt. 8 Feb. 1718. 

MARY bapt. 8 Feb. 1718; m. Jeremiah Sabens 23 Sept. 1724. 

ELIZABETH m. Moses Spencer. 

HANNAH m. Ebenezer Tuttle of Dover. 

Walter Ahhot m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Key, 3 Jan. 1694, 
and had the following children : 

MOSF.S b. 22 Jan. 1695. 
WALTER I). 25 April 1698. 
THOMAS b. 12 Aug. 1700. 
JAMES b. 4 April 1704. 
SARAH b. 27 Oct. 1707. 
EBENE/.ER b. 27 Feb. 1711-2. 
ELIZABETH b. 4 July 1/15. 

John Abhot m. ( i ) 3 Jan. 1694, Abigail, dau. of Jonathan 
and Sarah (Jenkins") Xason. (2) 22 Jan. 1716, Martha Littlefield, 
who administered his estate in 1719. She prob. m. Alexander 
Taylor 18 Aug. 1720. Children were: 

ABIGAIL b. 3 Oct. 1694; in. Joseph Woodsum 12 Feb. 1723. 
JOHN b. 12 June 1696; died young. 


SAMUEL 1>. March 1699, living in 1730. 

JONATHAN b. 21 Feb. 1701 : m. Bathslieba Bracket 28 Feb. 1725. 

MOSES b. i Sept. 1704, living in 1734. 

SARAH bapt. 18 Dec. 1719. spinster in 1734. 

AARON m. Anna . Both bapt. 8 Dec. 1734. 

JOSHI'A m. Mary - . They and son Samuel bapt. 22 Nov. 1741. 

ELIZABETH mentioned in 1720. 


Christopher Adams signed a petition in Braintree, Mass., in 
1645. and is thought to have heen a hrother of Henry Adams, 
ancestor of the 1 'residents. lie bought land in Kitten" in i6&8. 
He was then a "mariner" of Portsmouth. Wife's name was Mar- 
garet. \Yill, 13 June 1686-21 Sept. 1687, is found at Boston in 
Suffolk Records. It names "cousin" Isaac Goodridge, wife Mar- 
garet and the following chiHren. The total of the inventory was 
621 s~. It mentions farm of 170 acres, 70 of which were bought 
of \Yilliam Palmer and Peter Glanfield. 

1. JOHN b. .-'.bout 1674. -is dep. shows. See below. 

ANNE m. Joseph Couch, Jr., (2) David Hill. (3) Nicholas Weeks. 
MARY in. (i) Alexander Shapleigh. (2) John Dennett. 
MARK mentioned in 1691, died before 1722. 

i. John Adams m. (i) Anne - , (2) Ann, dan. of 
John and Amy Dennett. He died in June, 1735. She died 
between 1750 and 1760, over 90 vears of age. 

MAR<;ARKT b. 12 June 1699: m. (ieorge King 28 May 1719. (2) - 

MAKV b. 17 Feb. 1700; m. Joseph Hammond 20 Sept. 1722. 

SARAH b. 13 Oct. 1703; m. John Pierce of Portsmouth 12 Nov. 1730. 

2. JOHN b. _>9 August 1706; m. Mary Fernald. 
THOMAS b. 25 Oct. 1711 ; living in 1737. 
MAKK b. 29 August 1714; died young. 

2. John Adams m. 15 Oct. 1734. Marv, dau. of James and 
Marv Fernald. Their children were : 

3. MARK b. 4 Oct. 1735; m. Mercy Dennett. 

JOHN b. 4 Feb. 1737: m. Mary Hill. 22 Oct. 1761. 

F.I .KAXOR b. 4 Oct. 1/39; m. Thomas Pettigrow 31 August 1761. 


THOMAS h. 24 Dec .1742. Unm. 
4. JOSEPH 1). 4 July 1744; m. Mary Dennett. 

BENJAMIN h. 2 Feb. 1746: in. - - Miller Ch., John, Mary, Bet- 

sey, Hannah. 

MARY h. 17 May 1752; in. William Dennett May 1770. 


3. Mark Adams m. i/5<;, Mercy, dan. of John and Mary 
(Tetherly) Dennett. He died about 1820. She died 15 Dec. 
1805, aged about 70 years. 

SARAH m. Alexander Rice 22 Oct. 1785. 


MARK in. Sarah Dennett 10 July 1791. 

5. JOHN h. 15 Au jr. 1769: m. Sarah Jackson. 

\A.\tY in. Daniel Pierce 15 Sept. 1794. 


CHRISTOPHER d. 25 Oct. 1858, aged 82. 

4. Joseph Adams m. 13 May 1768, Mary, dau. of John and 
Mary (Tetherly) Dennett and had children: 

6. JOSEPH 1>. 14 Jan. 1760: m. Lydia Manson 18 August 1791. 
BEXNIXG b. 17 April 1770. 

ROBERT b. 12 August 1772; d. 30 August 1834. Unm. 

SARAH b. 20 Jan. 1774: in. Stephen Spinney 18 Jan. 1795; d. 3 March 

OLIVER b. 24 Dec. 1776; in. Abigail Rogers 20 March 1802; d. 3 Jan. 
1853. She d. 27 March 1829, aged 34. 


5. John Adams married, I Sept. 1/98, Sarah Jackson. He 
died 28 Feb. 1833. She was born n March 1773, and died 28 
Feb. 1854. 

MARK b. 17 March 1801 ; m. i July 1832 Celestine Jackson; d. 16 March 

JOHN b. 5 May 1803: drowned at New Orleans 6 Feb. 1825. 
WIM.TAM b. 14 March 1807; m. Mary Spinney; d. 24 Dec. 1860. 

7. SAM TEL b. 20 June 1810; in. Mary J. Moulton : 1. in Portsmouth. 
SARAH Axx b. 17 June 1813. Unm. 

8. FRANKLIX b. n Oct. 1815; m. Sophia Langton. 


6. Joseph Adams married, 18 Aug. 1791. Lydia Manson. 
Their children were: 

9. JOSEPH m. Mary Godsoe. 

10. ROBERT b. 3 Sept. 1795; m. Mary N. Jenkins. 


MARY m. Henry Wilson 21 May 1821. 

SARAH ; nnm. 


7. Samuel Adams married, 21 Sept. 1836, Mary Jane Moul- 
ton and lived in Portsmouth. 

JOHN FRAVKLIN b. 8 May 1842; m. Eva M. Huse 5 Jan. 1865; d. 4 Dec. 
1874. Cli.. Helen Motilton b. 28 Feb. 1867 and Lucy Hawkes b. 3 Nov. 

JOSEPH EDWIN b. 6 July 1844; m. Sarah E. Moses 20 Feb. 1872; 1. in 
Portsmouth. Ch.. Horace Clark b .16 Oct. 1873; Mabel Moses b. I Jan. 
1876 and Samuel Edward b. 16 May 1878. 

SAMUEL b. 12 Dec. 1848: d. 14 Dec. 

8. Franklin Adams married Sophia Langton, who was born 
30 March 1828. Their children were: 

LIZZIE E. b. 3 June 1856. 
JULIETT A. b. 27 Dec. 1857. 
FRED L. b. 22 August 1860. 
WALTER J. b. 20 Feb. 1862. 
BERTHA b. 30 April 1865. 
CLINTON b. 3 Oct. 1869. 

9. Joseph Adams married, 19 April 1821, Mary, dau. of 
John and Margery (Jenkins) Godsoe. Children were: 

LUCINDA A. b. 14 Dec. 1823; m. Charles E. Hayes. 

AUGUSTUS H. b. 9 Oct. 1828; m. Hannah J. Jones 5 Sept. 1849. Ch. 
Anne W. b. 15 Feb. 1851, d. 20 June 1863; Fannie W. b. 15 Jan. 1859; 
Delia E. b. 12 Nov. 1861, d. 17 May 1863. 

MARY E. b. 30 March 1839. 

10. Robert Adams married, 12 Dec. 1823, Mary N. Jenkins 
and had the following children : 

HANSON J. b. 27 June 1825; d. 8 May 1843. 

MARY J. b. 25 March 1826; m. David Gage of Dover, N. H., 18 Jan. 

ALBERT J. b. 8 June 1828- m. n Sept. 1859 Anne S. Walker of Ports- 
mouth. Ch., George R. b. I July 1860; Stephen b. 2 Sept. 1862. 


AUGUSTUS R. b. 15 Feb. 1830; d. 20 July 1847. 

KUXA A. 1). 9 Sept. 1832 ; m. David Clark 8 April 1866. 

GEORGE R. b. 11 Feb. 1835; m. Nancy J. Waldron 3 Jan. 1863. Ch., 
Florence E. b. 5 April 1864 and Alberta M. b. 4 Sept. 1868, d. 17 March 

PAMEI.IA b. 22 June 1839; m. Charles Peckham 15 June 1859. 

BENMNG b. 23 June 1842; d. 11 Feb. 1845. 

SARAH b. 4 July 1844. 

ANNE M. b. 21 March 1847; m. Justin Spinney 30 Dec. 1868. 


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John Alcock, planter, of \ork in 1640, signed the submission 
of 1652 in York, was sergeant in 1659 and died about 1675, leav- 
ing widow Elizabeth. Children were as follows : 

JOSEPH b. 1634. living in Kittery in 1659; m - Abigail, dau. of Daniel 
Paul. He d. in 1676. Widow m. Robert Rowsley of Portsmouth before 
1681. Had son John and prob. Samuel. See below Dau. Mary m. 

Jon m. Dorothy (Walker?) Lived in York and Portsmouth. Was 
J. P., Councillor, Capt., and Associate Judge of the Superior Court of 
N. H. Died 1714, s. p. 

SAMUEL ?^ Signed submission of 1652. 

HANNAH m. George Snell and had ch. Samuel and John Snell. 

MARY m. John Twisden of York. 

ELIZABETH m. Richard Banks of York. 

SARAH m. about 1665 John Giddings of Gloucester, Mass. (2) about 
1691 Henry Herrick of Beverly, Mass. 

LVOIA m. Rev. Shubael Dummer of York. 

John, son of Joseph Alcock, born 1659, m. Joanna, dau. of 
John and Joanna (Shapleigh) Ameredeth. He is called "eldest 
son" in 1687. He died in 1693 and Joan Ameredeth was made 
administratrix of her daughter Joanna Alcock's estate 28 Nov. 
1693. Children were: 

JOSEPH m. Keturah, dau. of Benjamin and Eunice Rawlins of Boston. 
April 9. 1732. Keturah Alcock of Portsmouth sold to Elihu Gunnison all 
right to house and land of her honored father, Benjamin Rawlins. late of 
Boston, manner. See Suffolk Deeds. She administered her husband's 
estate 13 Sept. 1726. Had son Joseph and perhaps other children. 


JOAXXA m. Win. Sentle I August 1706 and had son John Sentle b. 18 
July 1707. Win. Sentle moved to Boston and there in. 21 June 1708, 
Joanna Burnit and had several children. 





Samuel Alcock, prob. son of Joseph, m. Elizabeth, posthumous 
dau. of Humphrey and Lucia (Treworgy) Chadbourne. Lived 
in Portsmouth. Died 13 Oct. 1708, aged 43, and was buried at 
Leighton's Point, in Eliot. A son, Samuel, m. Elizabeth Wheel- 
wright and d. before 29 May 1726, when his widow m. John New- 
march of Portsmouth. Samuel Alcock had son, Samuel 3d, who 
was his grandmother's sole heir in 1743. 

Joseph Alcock, son of Joseph and Keturah, b. 26 Feb. 1716-7, 
m. Jane Ring in Xexvington, X. H., 14 Sept. 1740. The will of 
Joseph Alcock of Portsmouth, 1795, names son Joseph, "if he be 
in the land of the living;" dau. Anna, who d. unmarried about 
1803 : grandson Joseph Alcock and granddaughter Jane Alcock. 


John Allen is mentioned in court records in 1655. Robert 
Allen had a grant in 1671 and lived a little below Sturgeon Creek. 
He married Hannah, dau. of John White. Son Francis admin- 
istered his estate in 1701. Children: 

ROBERT, probably m. 1700, Sarah, widow of John Lary and dau. ot 
George Lydston. 

FRANCIS m. Hannah Jenkins. 

ANNA m. Nathaniel Fernald, 10 Sept. 1702. 

ELIZABETH m. John Cole, 23 Sept. 1700. 

MAKY perhaps, m. Timothy Robinson of Dover, about 1692. 

LYDIA perhaps, m. Joseph Cartland of Dover. 

Francis Allen married Hannah, dau. of Jabez and Hannah 
(Curtis) Jenkins, as a deed at Alfred, Me., shows. Will, 1744- 
1749. Children: 

FRANCIS b. 4 April 1697: m. Mary Pettegrew. 

HANNAH b. TO Aug. 1699; m. Samuel Hill, 23 Dec. 1721. 

ROBERT b. 4 Oct. 1701 ; died young. 

ANNA b. 4 Sept. 1703; m 6 Nov. 1722, Ephraim Tibbetts of Dover. 

ELIZABETH b. 30 Dec. 1705; died young. 

ELIZABETH b. 8 Feb. 1708-9: m. Daniel Meader of Dover, 22 June 1727. 

ROBERT 1). 24 July 1710; m. Catherine Furbish. Pub. 19 Dec. 1730. 
Lived in Sanford, Me. Died in 1761. Solomon Allen administered his 

MARY b. 19 July 1712; m. Timothy Robinson of Dover, 24 July 1730. 

JAI:EZ b. 19 Aug. 1715; not named in will. 

LYIUA b. 12 July 1717. I'nm. in 1744. 

ELIJAH b. 12 March 1719-20. Settled in Sanford, Me. 




Francis, son of Francis and Hannah (Jenkins) Allen, mar- 
ried, 17 Sept. 1724, Mary, dau. of Francis and Elizabeth (Ball- 
Hammons) Pettegrew. Ho. died before 1759. Children: 

ELIJAH in. Elizabeth Read. 
JEDEIHAH m. Sarah Peasley. 
EXEKIEI. ? m. Mary Neeclham. 


Elijah Allen married Elizabeth Read of Salem, Mass. (2) 
10 Dec. 1760, Elizabeth, widow of Jabez Jenkins, and dau. of 
Ebenezer and Abigail (Hill) Dennett. She died 3 Xov. 1795. 
His estate was administered by widow Elizabeth in 1772. 
Children : 

JACOB, died young. 
AXNE, died young. 

Ei-HRAi.M 1). 16 Aug. 1750; m. Lillis Brown. 

DANIKL m. Abigail Allen of Berwick, Feb. 1780. Moved to Fal mouth 
in 1783. 

JACOB, drowned at Salem, Mass.. after 1772. 

Children by second marriage: 

EI.IZAP.ETH b. 22 Aug. 1762; m. James Neal, Jr., 29 March 1787. 

SARAH b. i Jan. 1764; m. James Varney 3 Jan. 1793. 

Jedediah Allen married Sarah Peasley in 1754. His estate 
was administered in 1763. Children: 

FRANCIS b. u Xov. 1755. Removed to Seabrook, N. H. 

LYDIA b. 15 Sept. 1757; m. Jonathan Mcader. 

DORCAS b. 28 Dec. 1758: m. Jonathan Yarney 2 Nov. 1780. 

RCTH b. 21 April 1760. 

SARAH b. 31 May 1761 : m. Simon Green of Hampton, X. H. 

Ezekiel Allen married Mary Xeedham. 14 Oct. 1751. Will, 
10 Jan. 1803-21 Oct. 1805. Children born in Kittery : 

Et.i/AiiKTn b. 24 Feb. 175.3: m. - - Beal. 

CONTF.NT b. 5 Jan. 1754: d. 7 Aug. 1755. 

MARY b. 19 Sept. 1756; d. 21 Oct. 1780. 

BATHSHKUA b. 21 June 1759: m. Fbenezer Frye 30 Jan. 1783. 

SARAH b. 19 Feb. 1761 : unm. in 1803. 

RTTH b. 14 April 1763: m. - - "Broten." 

FnMi'M) b. ii Jan. 1/65; d. 3 Sept. 1767. 

JKRKSHA b. 27 Aug. 1766; d. 7 June 1787. 

DKSIKK b. 27 Aug. 1766: d. 3 Sept. 1766. 


Solomon, probably son of Robert and Catherine (Furbish) 
Allen, born 28 Sept. 1/31, married, 1757, Catherine, dan. of 
Andrew and Dorcas (Johnson) Xeal. He died 17 Dec. 1826. 
She died 13 March 1814. Had son Elijah born 1775, who m. 
Lois Hill and had children : 

XEAL b. i Aug. 1800; ISAIAH b. 10 Jan. 1802; LORANA b. 7 March 1804; 

MARK b. II April 1806; SOLOMON b. 17 July 1807; LUCIXDA b. 26 

1811 ; KATHARINE b. 14 March 1814; DAVID b. 6 June 1819; and Elijah b. 
27 March 1822. 


Ephraim, son of Elijah and Elizabeth (Read) Allen, married 
Lillis Brown of Smithfield in 1779. Children born in Kittery: 

ASA b. 29 Dec. 1780. 

ANNA b. 30 Oct. 1782: m. Samuel Breed at Lynn, Mass. 

HANNAH b. 14 June 1785. 

CONTENT b. 3 Feb. 1788; m. Nathaniel Jenkins. 

LYDIA b. 24 May 1791 ; m. Nathan Hanson. 

LAVINA b. 21 Sept. 1/95; m. Benjamin Breed. 

MUSKS BROWN 1). 20 June 1801 ; d. 16 Feb. 1804. 


\Yalter Allen of Berwick was aged 77 April 20, 1720, when 
he deposed that he came into this country "the year that King 
Charles the second was restored to the crown of England," i. e. 
1660. He married Mary, dau. of Thomas and Joanna (Freathy) 
Holmes. Both owned the covenant and were baptized 22 April 
1725. Children were: 

JAMES m. Dorothy Barsham. 

\p.u;\n. m. Jonathan Stimpson of Berwick abt. 1708. 

KI.ISHA? m. Elizabeth Bea'i. 

SAMTKL m. Jane Cook. 

JosKi'H in. Elizabeth - . 

James Allen married Dorothy, dau. of John Barsham of 
Portsmouth and settled in York, Me. Their children recorded 


BAKSIIAM 1>. 4 Feb. 1701-2: m. Martha Pray. 

DOKOTHY b. 6 Sept. 1/07; in. - Stuart? 

KM- MA '). 18 June 1700.: lost at s t .-a i June 1724. 


ELIJAH 1). 1 8 Dec. 1711. 

JAMES b. 14 Feb. 1713-4. 

JOSEIMI b. 2 Jan. 1717-8; m. Eleanor, dan. of Matthew Young. 

HANNAH m. Nchemiah Harrington. 

Samuel Allen married, 19 June 1717, Jane Cook. His will, 
dated 5 Xov. 1745 and probated 7 April 1746, names wife Jane 
and dans. Bridget Heard and Mary Allen. The following 
children were baptized at South Berwick: 

MARY bapt. 23 March 1726-7: m. Joseph Henderson 9 April 1747. 

SAMCEI bapt. 23 March 1726-7. 

BRIDGET bapt. 22 April 1725; m. - Hearl. 

ELI/CAUETH bapt. 22 April 1725. 

WALTER bapt. 12 Juno 1730. 

AHIGAIL bapt. 12 June 1730. 

JANE bapt. 12 Sept. 1731. 

The following children of Joseph and Elizabeth Allen were 
baptized at South Berwick : 

ANN bapt. 22 April 1725: m. Patrick Fitzgerald 25 Oct. 1/45. 
JAMES bapt. 8 May 1729. 
JOHN bapt. 8 Xov. 1733. 

Elisha Allen married Elizabeth, dan. of Arthur Beal of York. 
Children recorded in York. Compare Hist, of San ford. 

ANNE, died in infancy. 

EHENEZEK 1). 22 July 1706. Cf. Me. Wills, p. 316. 

F.USHA b. 2 May 1703 

MARY, died young. 

ANNE 1). 27 March 1712: m. John Smith. 

MERCY 1). July 1/14: m. Edward Barton, 1754? 

HANNAH b. 22 Feb. 1716-7. 

SARAH b. 30 Sept. 1718: m. James Dillaway. 

BETTY b. 27 Dec. 1721. 

JOSEPH b. 25 April 1724: d. 21 May 1728. 

I>arsham. son of James and Dorothy (Barsham) Allen, mar- 
ried. 4 Xov. 1726. Martha, dau. of Joseph Pray of Berwick, and 
had the following children registered in York . 

DOROTHY b. iS Feb. 1726-7; m. Stephen drover. 1742. 

DANIEL b. 24 Dec. 1728. 

BARSHAM b. 2 Xov. 1730: m. Mary Smith of Kittery. 1755. 

JAMES b. 23 Xov. 1732; m. Dorcas Dill. 1755. 

MARY b. 22 March 1734-5: m. 1703. Daniel Blaisdell of Wells. 


Joseph, son of James and Dorothy (Barsham) Allen, mar- 
ried Eleanor, dau. of Matthew Young of York. His estate was 
administered by widow Eleanor in 1761. Children recorded in 

MERCY 1). 27 March 1740. 

JOSEPH b. 12 Feb. 1742: m. Mary Harmon, n Oct. 1763. 
ANXE b. 17 May 1744: m. Benjamin Grover. 29 Oct. 1765. 
JOEL b. 13 Feb. 1746-7: m. Margaret, dau. of John Junkins and had son 
Joseph, born 17 Nov. 1767. 
AMOS b. 6 March 1749. 
ELEAXOR b. 8 July 1751. 

RHODA b. 13 Nov. 1763: m. Micum Mclntire 17 Oct. 1773. 
SUSAXXA b. 26 March 1757: m. \Ym. Sargent, July 1779. 
LYDIA b. 22 Aug. 1759. 

^ ^ : ! : 

Thomas Allen, shipwright, married, 24 Aug. 1712, Mary, dau. 
of Joseph and Joanna (Deering) Couch and lived in Kittery 
Point. He may have married (2) Elizabeth Tucker, 30 Feb. 
1723-4. He had children Furber, William and Hannah. See 
Probate Records, VII. 42. Furber Allen married Mary Ball, 13 
Xov. 1736. 


2 Dec. 1 700. in Dover. Thomas Pinkham and Elizabeth Allen. 

1 Dec. 1699. in Dover. Thomas Kenney and Leah Allen. 

3 Oct. 1692. U*~ Dover, John Twombly and Rachel Allen. 

2 Dec. 1717 John Ball and Anne Allen. 

14 Feb. 1721-2. John Allen and Elizabeth Sheers. 

28 Oct. 1747 John Carter and Joanna Allen. 

5 March 1746-7. Enoch Clark and Joanna Allen. 

20 Jan. 1725, in Berwick, Anthony Early and Lucy Allen. 

31 Oct. 1765. Henry Este> and Sarah Allen of Berwick. 


This name is of French origin, Amic, an.1 the first one who 
bore it in Kittery is sometimes called Friend in old records. John 
Amee had wife, Sarah, perhaps dau. of Joseph Gunnison. See 

( lunm'son. 

Jnn\ 1). it July 1695 : died young. 
JOHN b. .i~ Drc. U;()<): m. Sarah Deering? See Deering. 

1. \\vkKM K b. 28 Fel). 1/02; pub. to Rachel Dolbe 16 Dec. 1724. 

EI.I/AIJETH perhaps, in. Thomas Pillar 5 Jan. 1/31. 
STKPHF.X. pub. to Mehitable Hod-don 29 March 1740. 


The records of this family, that is still represented in Kittery, 
are insufficient to construct a connected genealogy. Jacob Amee 
rti. Martha Cluff 21 Dec. 1752. John, Jacob, and Edward Amee 
were bapt. 12 Oct. 1735. 


John Andrews, born in 1600 as shown by a deposition, was at 
Kittery in 1640 and signed the submission of 1652. He died in 
1671, and his widow. Joan, married, 1672, Philip Atwell. 
Andrews' children were : 

JOHX in. Margaret - . 

SARAH in. Christopher Mitchell. 
JOAXXA mentioned in 1653. 
Axx in. John Billing. 
ELI/ABETH m. Thomas Mannering. 

John Andrews, Jr., born in 1652, had wife. Margaret. He and 
his mother sold land at Braveboat Harbor in 1688. In 1694 
administration was granted to Robert Andrews on the estate of 
his father, John Andrews late of Kittery. 

Robert Andrews had wife, Susannah, who administered his 
estate in 1719. They had children: 

SARAH :n. John Yarrel. Ch.. John, Solomon. Samuel, and Hannah, 
who in. Pa'.il Williams, all named in a deed in 1766. York Deeds, 
XLl 35- 

WII.UAM pub. to Margery Walker 21 Nov. 1/37. Ch., Henry and 
William, named in same deed. 

MARY in. William Trickey of York before 5 March 1730. 

Edward Andrews sold land at Thompson's Point in 1707. He 
was of Berwick in 1720. He married, about 1709. Sarah, dau. of 
Arthur and Eleanor ( Bonython ) Churchwell. granddaughter of 
John lionvthon of Saco. 

James Andrews of Casco Bay had sons Elisha and James 
See Me. Hist. Coll. Vol. VI. p. 340. It was probably this Elisha 
who married Rebecca \Yeymouth. 23 May 1712. The name 
appears also as Andros. Children were: 

SARAH b. 24 Jan. 1/12-3. 
I'j.i/Ar.KTii 1). -'4 August 1715. 

KI.ISHA bapt. \vitli the two above 2 March 1710-20: in. 16 Feb. 1740-1 
Marv Rutland of Wells. 


JOSHUA bapt. 7 August 1/20; m. Olive Emery. 

TABITHA bapt. May 1723. 

JOHN bapt. 5 June 1726; died young. 

MARY bapt. 4 Aug. 1728. 

JOHN bapt. 21 March 1730-31 ; in. Miriam Emery 27 Dec. 1748. 


John Ball had a grant at Agamenticus in 1649 an d was J ur y~ 
man the same year. 

Peter Ball is mentioned in Portsmouth in 1667. A deposition 
in 1672 gives his age as 27. It was probably Peter Ball, Jr., who 
married, 17 Dec. 1712. in Portsmouth, though his wife's name 
does not appear in the record. His will is dated 4 May 1752, and 
names wife Mary, (called also Amy in the will), and children, 
Peter, Samuel, Susanna Shores (she married Peter Shores 12 
March 1737). Margaret and Sarah. 

John [-'all. perhaps son of the John Ball named above, bought 
land on the west side of Spruce Creek in 1667. Depositions in 
1716 gave his age as about 80 and his wife, Joanna's, as about 70 
(York Deeds, X. 34). He sent a petition to Governor Andros in 
about 1687, saying that he had served in the Indian wars without 
recompense and mentioning his "numerous family." In 1702 
John Ball administered the estate of his father's brother, Richard 
Ball, fisherman. He and wife. Joanna, sold their homestead to 
son-in-law, Francis Pettegrew, ,for maintenance the rest of their 
lives. 17 June 1717. The following seem to have been their 
children : 

JIIHX. had lot laid out in i(k)8; m. Anne Allen 9 Dec. i/i~. 
EUZAP.KTH m. Edward Hammons 20 Oct. i/oo, (2) Francis Pettegrew. 
MARY m. Joseph Crocket, Jr., 12 Oct. i/oo. 

WILLIAM. His widow. Mary, administered his estate in 1695. 
JOAXXA m. Benjamin Hutchins. 

Anne Hall owned the covenant and was bapt. 5 Oct. 1718. 
This was, doubtless, the wife of John Ball, Jr. The same day 
were bapt. children. Anne and Mary, and Martha Ball was bapt. 
17 March 1722. 

Thomas and \Yilliam Ball, fishermen, sold land in Kittery in 
1721. Thomas had a grant of 30 acres in 1703. 


Mercy Ball owned the covenant 10 Aug. 1718, and the same day 
were bapt. William and Mary Ball, infants. 

Hannah Ball owned the covenant and was bapt. 28 Dec. 1735, 
and the same day were bapt. Christian, Rebecca and Dorothy Ball. 

The marriage intentions of William Ball and Mrs. Mary Brag- 
don were published 14 May 1737, and a son William was bapt. 4 
Oct. 1/41. 12 July 1769. administration of estate of William 
Ball was granted to his widow Mary. 

The following intentions of marriage are recorded in Kittery: 
29 Oct. 1735, Joshua Hutchins and Alary Ball. 

I May 1736, Ebenezcr More and Mary Ball. 
13 Nov. 1736, Furber Allen and Mary Ball. 
28 Jan. 1737. Richard Fennick [Phoenix] and Dorothy Ball. 
8 Dec. 1722, Peter Bragg of Isles of Shoals, and Anne Ball. 
M. in Portsmouth 3 May 1720, Edward Hopkins of Appledore in 
Devonshire, and Joanna Ball of Berwick. 


Henry Barter, a Welshman, is said to have come over in the 
same vessel with William Pepperrell, about 1675. He married 
Sarah, dan. of Kphraim Crocket and lived at the east end of 
Crocket's Xeck. He died in 1747 and named wife, Jean, in his 
will. Children recorded were: 

SARAH, 1>. 26 March 1603; m. 3 May 1716 James Griddle (or Grindle). 

ELKAXOK h. \2 Aug. 1695: m. Joseph Creesy (or Creese) of Rowley, 
25 Oct. 1724. 

HKXKV 1). 29 Jan. 1697: m. Mary Heard. 

RICHARD 1). 7 Sept. 1700. Proh. unm. 

WILLIAM 1). 29 Aug. 1/03: m. Mary Jones. Pub. 22 Aug. 1730. 
Moved to Arundel. Ch. bapt. Martha 9 Aug. 1741, and Catharine 15 April 

ELIZABETH m. - Jones. 

MARTHA m. Samuel Jones. Pub. 8 Feb. 1729. 

Henry Barter. Jr.. married, r July 1722, Mary, dati. of Capt. 
John and Jane ( Cole-Littlefield ) Heard. Will. 1765-1779, names 
grandchildren, Xathaniel and Sarah. Children were: 

MAKY bapt. 18 Oct. 1724; pub. to Samuel Racklief 26 Nov. 1743. 

JOHN bapt. i Oct. 1727: named in will. 

JANK hapt. 10 Aug. I7_'9: pub. to William Moore I Feb. 1745. 


SARAH bapt. 11 July 1730; m. Samuel Hutchings. 
HENRY bapt. u Nov. 1733; not named in will. 
PELATIAH bapt. 23 Aug. 1741. 

John Barter married Deborah Keen 15 Dec. 1720. She mar- 
ried (2) Jacob Remick 9 April 1752. It may have been his son, 
John Barter, who married Ann Adams i Jan. 1737-8, and probably 
had sons John and Mark, who were both soldiers in the Revolu- 
tionary Armv. 


The ancestors of the Bartletts came from Xormancly with 
William the Conqueror and fought at the battle of Hastings. 
Stopham, Eng., is the ancestral seat of the family. Richard Bart- 
lett came to America about 1635 and settled in Xewbury, Mass. 
He died there 25 May 1647. He was a shoemaker. 

Richard, his son, married Abigail - - and died in 1698, 
aged 77, leaving six children, of whom 

John Bartlett, a tanner, was born 22 June 1655. He married 
Margaret Rust 29 Oct. 1680 and died 24 May 1736. Of his ten 

Xathan Bartlett was born 23 Dec. 1691 and removed from 
Xewbury to Kittery in 1713. He also was a tanner. He mar- 
ried, 10 March 1714-5, Shuah, dau. of Capt. John and Phebe (Lit- 
tlefu.'ld) Heard. He died in 1775. 

SUTAII It. i Jan. 1715-6: m. Dr. Edmund Coffin 15 Xov. 1732. 
MAKV 1). i March 1717-8; m. Thomas Dennett, (2) - - Lord. 
XATHAX b. 30 April 1720; cl. 7 May 1720. 

PUKISE b. 8 May 1721 ; m. John Dennett of Portsmouth Feb. 1739. 
AUK;AII. h. 6 Dec. 1723; m. 1741, John Shapleigh. (2) Moses Hanscom ; 
d. 3 June 1800. 

1. JOHN HKARD b. 8 April 1726; thrice married. 
HANNAH b. 29 Oct. 1728; m. Robert Cutts 9 June 1745. 
XATHAN b. 3 Xov. 1730: d. 21 May 1736. 

TAMKS b. 24 May 1732: d. 17 Dec. 1738. 
SARAH b. 25 Dec. 1735; d. Jan. following. 

2. XATHAN b. 31 March 1737: m. Sarah Shapleigh. 

S \RAII b. 26 May 1741 ; in. Stephen Ferguson 28 March 1782: (2) - 
\\Vnt worth. 



1. John If card Bartlett, Harvard 1747, married Dorcas 
Monlton of York in 1747. who died 29 Jan. 1788, (2) widow Eliz- 
abeth Atkinson 15 June 1788, (3) 1799, widow Bertha Miriam of 
Berwick, who died 1 1 April 1817, aged 82. He died 28 July 1805. 
He was a successful school teacher. 

SHUAH h. 15 May 1748; d. 31 Jan. 1750. 
HANNAH 1). 16 Dec. 1749; m. James Shapleigh. 

JOHN h. 16 June 1751 ; m. 12 Nov. 1772 Mary, dau. of Dea. William 
Leighton and settled in Shapleigh, Me. Had sons John and William. 

3. JEKKMIAH b. 15 May 1753: m. Lydia Blaisdell. 
NATHAN b. 30 March 1755; d. 12 April 1756. 
WILLIAM ROGERS b. 8 Nov. 1756; d. 12 Sept. 1775. 
DORCAS b. 25 Feb. 1759; m. Daniel Sewall of York. 

Li'cv b. 13 March 1761 ; m. Seth Littlefield of Wells 20 Oct. 1780. 

4. DANIEL b. 23 July 1763; m. Sarah Cutts. 
BALLAKD b. 31 Aug. 1/65; d. 7 April 1766. 

AIHGAIL b. 17 May 1767; m. Stephen Sewall: d. July 3, 1798. 

2. Nathan Bartlett married, 9 June 1757, Sarah, dau. of 
Capt. John and Dorcas (Littlefield) Shapleigh. He died 18 June 
1775: she died 17 Dec. 1805. Children: 

DORCAS b. 9 Jan. 1758; m. Nathan Coffin 20 June 1776. 

5. JAMES b. 24 Nov. 1759: m. Lois Hill. 
SHUAH b. 11 Nov. 1761; cfcrrT-rtT-drrk&eTl 

6. NATHAN b. 21 Nov. 1763: m. Abigail Staples. 

ALICE b. 22 Jan. 1767; m. - - Gile of Alfred, Me., d. s. p. 
MARY b. 16 March 1768; m. George Libby 19 Nov. 1799. 
LIVRETIA b. 4 Nov. 1771 : m. - - Hodsdon. 
SARAH b. 14 Jan. 1775: m. George Frost 19 Feb. 1795. 


3. Jeremiah llartlett married, 1774, Lydia Blaisdell of York, 
and lived in Eliot. Children : 

JEREMIAH bapt. 3 Nov. 1778. 

LYDIA bapt. 3 Nov. 17/8. 

HANNAH bapt. 12 Sept. 1780. 

BALLARD bapt. 29 Sept. 1782. 

RTFCS bapt. 19 Sept. 1787. 

IVORY bapt. 17 July 1789; m. Jane Came of York. Pub. 21 Dec. 1811. 

EBEXEZER m. Alice Libby 8 Oct. 1818. d. s. p. Adopted two girls. 


4. Capt. Daniel Bartlett married, 29 Nov. 1786, Sarah, dau. 
of Richard and Sarah (Frost) Ctitts. He died 22 Oct. 1843. 
She died 23 Jan. 1856, aged 88. Children : 

RICHARD b. 1787; m. and d. in Alabama. 
NATHANIEL b. 1788: d. 27 March 1840. 

DORCAS MOULTON b. 10 Nov. 1789; m. Joseph Frost 19 Nov. 1811; d. 
10 June 1828. 

7. DANIEL b. 9 Dec. 1791 ; m. Mary Yeaton. 

WILLIAM b. 29 Nov. 1793; m. Hannah Neal 23 Oct. 1816; d. 9 July 1852. 
She d. 7 Nov. 1820. They lived in Wells and were buried in Eliot. Had 
sons Richard b. 1817 and d. 1892, and John who lived in New Jersey. 
William m. four times. He had son, Capt. Wm. Bartlett, and daus. 
Matilda Knowlton, Mary York, and Hannah Mumbler. 

JOSEPH b. 16 March 1800; m. Mary Poole 25 Oct. 1830; d. 25 May 1885. 

OLIVER b. 15 March 1802; d. 26 Dec. 1878 in Natick, Mass. 

8. THOMAS CUTTS b. I May 1805; m. Anne Donnell. 

9. GEORGE CHARLES b. 15 June 1807; m. twice. 

MARY JOANNA b. 2 March 1809; m. Daniel Pierce 29 Nov. 1831; d. 7 
Jan. 1880. Ch., George Pierce of N. Y. ; Annie m. Dennis Shapleigh; 
Mary m. Stewart ; and Ellen, died young. 

5. James Bartlett married, 30 May 1782, Lois, dau. of John 
and Elizabeth (Rogers) Hill. Revolutionary soldier. He died, 
30 Oct. 1836. She died 3 Oct. 1838. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 6 May 1784; m. Samuel Shapleigh 28 Dec. 1802. 

SHI/AII bapt. 21 June 1784; m. Andrew Emery i Feb. 1810; d. 30 Jan. 

JAMF.S 1). 18 June 1787: m. Lucy Knowlton 28 Nov. 1814; lived in Ports- 
mouth. N. H. Had 3 sons and 3 daus. 

JOHN 11 ii. i. 1). 9 Dec. 1789; m. Phebe Burbank 7 Feb. 1814; d. 21 Jan. 
1878. Lived in N. New Portland, Me. Had 7 sons and 5 daus. 

10. NATHAN b. 22 Feb. 1792; m. Mehitable Emery. 

SARAH b. 16 July 1796; m. Hugh Kennison 24 Dec. 1812; d. 24 Nov. 
1883. Li\ed in Temple, Me. Had 7 sons and 4 daus. 

WILLIAM b. 4 Oct. 1797; m. Abigail Burbank n March 1824. Lived in 
New Portland. Me. Had 3 sons and 4 daus. 

6. Xathan Bartlett married, 3 Jan. 1793, Abigail, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Margery (Frost) Staples. 

SARAH 1). 7 Aug. 1793: m. Jacob Morrell 16 Aug. 1812. 
NATIIA.V b. ; died at sea when a young man. 

u. NATHANIEL b. 23 Jan. 1798; m. Sarah Kennison 4 Aug. 1819. 
CHARI.KS ELMORE b. 27 Dec. 1803; m. and 1. at Great Falls, N. H. 



7. Daniel Bartlett married, 9 Nov. 1816, Mary Yeaton of 
Dover, X. H., whose father kept the toll gate on the old turnpike. 
She died 13 Aug. 1836. He married (2) Placentia Odiorne, 
who died 10 Oct. 1839. He died 27 March 1872. Had a grist 
mill on the stream that flows from York Pond. Children : 

HENRY h. 1817; m. Mary Grant. Had a second wife and 2 daus. 
Lived in Ind. and died in 1894. 

ANN ELIZA b. 1819; in. 1843 Benj. Poole. a lawyer. Lived in Tops- 

DANIEL 1). 22 May 1822: m. 1845. Sarah J. Kincaid of Madison, Me., 
who d. in 1899 He lived in Portland, Me. Ch., Frank b. 1846 and d. at 
age of 6; Charles F. 1). 1851; Frank Eldon b. 1854; and John b. 22 Feb. 
1862. The last two live in Somerville, Mass. 

ORLANDO b. 1824; d. 1844. 

MARY 1). 1827: in. Gershom H. Home of Great Falls. N. H. Went 

LYDIA b. 20 May 1830: in. Levi Blake. 

SARAH b. 1832; in. Cyrus Wentworth. Lives in Centerville, Iowa. 

EMILY MARIA b. 1834; d. 1841. 

Children by second marriage: 

GEORGE E. 1). 1838; m. 1862. Ellen Whitney of Casco, Me.; (2) Sarah 
Davis of Naples. Me.: (3) Lizzie Emery: (3) Barbara O'Neil. Ch., 
Howard, Orlando, Augustus, Lillian in. Elmer Langdon. Sarah in. George 
Nason of Eliot. 

LIZZIE b. 1837; m. Benjamin Dunning of Eliot. S ch. 

8. Thomas Cntts Bartlett married, 17 Nov. 1828, Anne. Don- 
nell of Wells. She died 27 Aug. 1882. He died 3 April 1893, 
aged 88. Lived near Bartlett's Hill in Eliot, and owned a saw 

JOSEPH b. 18 May 1829. Lives in Cal. 

NATHANIEL b. 29 Dec. 1830; d. 1898. 

DORCAS FROST b. 13 April 1832; d. 6 Sept. 1835. 

GEORGE HENRY b. 8 Aug. 1834; <1. 2 9 J an - l &35- 

SPALDING STAPLES b. 30 Sept. 1836; cl. 30 Sept. 1855. 
12. HORACE EDWARD b. 16 Nov. 1838 ; m. Maria Whitney. 

JULIA YEATON b. 26 Oct. 1841 ; in. Stephen Deshon. One dau., who m. 
George Walker. 

9. Col. George Charles Bartlett married (i) 13 May 1841, 
Hannah Elkins, who died 17 Feb. 1858, (2) Phebe, dau. of John 
Hill Bartlett of North New Portland in 1861. She died in 1880. 


He was a school teacher for many years and lived next to his 
brother, Thomas C., in Eliot. 

ELLEN b. 1842; d. 1850. 

MARY b. 1844 ; m. Oren Hammond of Eliot. 
GEORGE C. b. 1846; d. 1847. 
ARIANA b. 1850: d. 1859. 

CHARLES b. 1853; m. (i) Miss Drew, (2) Clementine . Lives in 
Auburn. Me. 

EMII.IE 1). 6 July 1857; d. 6 April 1888. 

10. Xathan Bartlett married, 25 Dec. 1817, Mehitable, dau. 
of \Yilliam and Philomelia (\Yebber) Emery. Lived in Eliot, 
Died 15 Oct. 1875. 

LUCIXDA b. 24 May 1819: d. 7 May 1852. 

13. SYLVESTER b. 4 July 1822: m. Clementine Raitt. 

ELIZABETH b. 14 June 1824: m. Edward P. Farley n Nov. 1873; d. 28 
Jan. 1898. 

SARAH b. 30 Aug. 1826; m. Hiram W. Emery i Marcb 1860: d. n Jan. 


14. JAMES W. b. i July 1828; m. Caroline A. Goodwin. 

JUSTIN S. b. ii Sept. 1830: m. Emily D. Sborey 12 Jan. 1857; d. 3 Jan. 
i868. Had 2 children who died in childhood. 

ir. Nathaniel Bartlett married, 4 Aug. 1819, Sarah Kenni- 
son. She was born in Eliot 30 Sept. 1798 and died 23 Sept. 1839. 
He died 5 April 1846. Lived in Eliot. Children : 

WILLIAM b. 8 Jan. 1821 : m. 10 Sept. 1845. Mary Harris Cate. who was 
b. in Northwood, X. H., 9 July 1821. and d. 25 Aug. 1893. He d. in Nason- 
ville. R. I.. 3 April 1895. Ch.. Susan b. i Jan. 1847 and d. 4 Jan. 1847; 
James Henry b. 21 Sept. 1848: Nathaniel b. I Jan. 1850; Benjamin Frank- 
lin b. 7 Oct. 1851; John Heard b. 23 Aug. 1854: and Fred E. b. 12 Feb. 
1856 and d. 28 Dec. 1891. All born in Eliot. 

MKRMJAII K. b. 19 Oct. 1822; m. 8 Sept. 1850, James Wentworth, who 
was b. in Exeter. N. H.. 9 Nov. 1818 and d. 21 March 1882 in Rollinsford, 
X. H. Ch.. Chas. Elmore. b. 9 Nov. 1851 and d. 24 May 1886: Lizzie H. 
b. 6 June 1853: Lewis Everett b. 11 Feb. 1859; and Annie G. b. 7 July 1862 
and d. 30 Nov. 1873. 

ABIGAIL STAPLKS b. 24 NV>v. 1824; m. 4 March 1847. Henry Curtis Proal 
b. in Lancaster, N. H., 19 Nov. 1817 and d. in Rollinsford, N. H., 20 Sept. 
1898. Ch., John Henry b. 23 Sept. 1848 d. 13 April 1877; Emma Francis 
b. 5 Aug. 1850 d. 2i June 1896: Charles Edward b. 14 Feb. 1855 d. 13 Oct. 
1879: George Washington lx 3 Nov. 1857: Frank b. 2 Feb. 1860 d. 6 Feb. 
1861 ; Ella May b. 10 Oct. 1862: Edward James, twin to Ella, d. 21 Nov. 
i Soo. 


MAKV E. 1). 6 July 1827; m. 12 Jan. 1852, Robert A. Coan h. 22 April 
1827 and d. i April 1893 in Exeter, N. H. Ch., Lillian b. 27 April 1853 d. 
9 May 1X53: Frank A. b. 16 .March 1857; Charles S. b. 24 March 1860; 
Fred W. 1). 4 May 1862; Anna B. b. 27 Feb. 1865 d. 22 March 1896. 

B. FRANKLIX b. 26 Aug. 1822; d. 21 July 1887 in Kittery ; m. 12 June 
1853. Cynthia K. Ilanscom b. 10 Nov. 1834, d. 17 Sept. 1864. Ch.. Laura E. 
b. 22 Jan. 1854 d. 6 Oct. 1854; Wallace E. b. 14 April 1858 ; William F. b. 29 
June 1863. B. Franklin Bartlett m. (2) 18 Dec.' 1867, Hannah C. Fernald 
b. 27 July 1842 and had son Calvin b. 15 March 1869 d. 18 Aug. 1871. 

SARAH MARIA b. 18 Oct. 1832- m. 24 Nov. 1852, Elbridge Clark b. in 
Eliot 8 Aug. 1825. She died in Worcester, Mass., 19 Aug. 1902. Ch., Ella 
Maria b. 17 Sept. 1853; Charles Herbert b. 27 Nov. 1855; Mabel b. 22 
May 1859; Emma Augusta b. 13 Oct. 1861 ; and Albert Elbridge b. 27 June 

DORA FROST b. 5 Jan. 1837: m. 9 June 1859, Charles J. Goodwin b. in 
Somersworth. N. H., 20 July 1834 d. in Indian Orchard. Mass., 27 May 
1898. Ch., Nina Noble b. in Indian Orchard 7 April 1873. 

CLARA ArorsTA b. 7 Sept. 1839: d. in Providence, R. I., 7 Feb. 1894; 
m. Dec. 1856, Joseph Samuel Frost b. in S. Berwick, Me., 17 Sept. 1833 
and d. in Providence, R. I.. 22 Aug. 1902. Ch.. Charles Edwin b. 23 Sept. 
1857; George Herbert 1). 20 Sept. 1861. 


12. Horace Edward Bartlett married, 1861, Maria \\hitney 
of Casco. Me. She was born 24 July 1838. 

EDITH FLORENCE m. 16 Feb. 1899, Frederick Stone of Cambridge. 

NELLIE, d. at age of 9 years. 

EDWARD, died at age of 3 years. 

WILLIAM b. n June 1878., 

GRACE b. 8 July 1879; in. 16 Oct. 1901 Wallace Shapleigh of Eliot. 

13. Sylvester Bartlett, born 4 July 1822, married, 30 Dec. 
1855, Clementine, dan. of John and Betsey (Ferguson) Raitt. 
He was educated in the public schools and taught for a time. 
After his marriage he was engaged for several years with his 
brother James in the meat business and was interested in shipping. 
In 1867 he moved to the house built for his brother Justin, who 
had died the year before. This is on the site of the old Heard 
house and quite near the old Bartlett homestead. The Heard 
family and several generations of Bartletts are buried in the 
field south of the house. Mr. Bartlett was devoted to his home 
and to the time of his death continued making the most modern 
improvements upon his homestead. 




He united \vith the Methodist Episcopal Church in early man- 
hood and generously contributed to its support. His religious 
views were broad and not confined by any creed. Hospitable 
and social by nature he delighted to entertain his friends in his 


home, and young and old always found there a welcome. 
Possessed of an intellect naturallv keen and strong and having 
a mo>t retentive memory, he continually added to his store of 
knowle Ige bv wide reading and close observation. Manv of a 


younger generation have been entertained by him with recitals 
from prose and poetry learned in his youth. He always read with 
avidity the doings of the world at large and delighted to inform 
himself upon the current topics of the day. 

I le was elected Representative from Kliot to the Maine Legis- 
lature of 1895-6 and was always a staunch Republican. He aiecl 
after a short illness 24 April 1901. Children were: 

FJ.I/AP.ETH MKHITAIU.K. b. 21 Sept. 1857. 

Jonx HO\V\KI> 1). 29 Oct. i8(K>; d. 5 Feb. 1863. 

CMARI.KS FIIWARD 1). 19 Jan. 1863. Lives on the homestead. 

RALPH SYLVESTER b. 29 April 1868. Graduated at Dartmouth College 
in 1889 and at the Law School of Boston University in 1892, "inugna cum 
landc." Is a member of Suffolk bar. practicing in Boston. 

ROLI.A WILLIS b. 2 Sept. 1869. Graduated at Dartmouth College in 
1894 and at the Law School of Boston University in 1897, .when he was 
admitted to Suffolk bar. He is engaged in the banking business in Boston. 

GRACE ISAIIKL b. 14 Feb. 1871 ; d. 28 April 1874. 

14. James \Y. Uartlett married Caroline A. Goodwin of 
niddeford. Me., 24 Oct. 1861. She died 26 March 1887. He 
married ( 2 ) Lydia I ; . \Yorster of Kliot, 30 ( )ct. 1888. 

ABIGAIL G. b. 30 April 1863: m. 16 Oct. 1888 John H. Griffin. Lives in 
Newmarket. X. IT. Ch., Caroline, Bartlett, and lone. 
Jonx HI:\RI> b. 9 April 1866. 
ALFRED b. 15 June 1870. 


John lU'llamv. born <) ( )^t. 1734. was from Xew Haven, 
Conn., and perhaps son of Matthew. He married Mary lUirn- 
ham. who was born I I Sept. 1738 and died 25 Sept. 1814. He 
died 22 Dec. 1810. Nicholas Grace and Mary I'ellamy were 
married in Kittery 26 ( )ct. 1753. Children of John I'ellamy 
were : 

ANNE b. 29 Sept. 1760: d. 8 April i/6r. 

FI.I/AP.ETH b. 18 March 1702: in. John Leavitt of Stratham. X. II.. 13 
Dec. 1781 : d. 13 .May 1827. 

CHARLES b. 12 May 1704: m. Margaret Haley 3 July 1787: d. 25 July 

MARY b. 7 July 1766. 

JOHN b. 24 Jan. 1709: m. Tarn sen Haley. 

SARAH b. 28 Aug. 1781 : d. 28 Oct. 1781. 

XANCY b. 14 July 1774: d. 25 Aug. 1777. 

MARTHA b. 25 April 1777: d. 1801. 

DOLLY b. 17 April 1782. 


John Bellamy married, 21 Nov. 1791, Tamsen, dan. of Samuel 
King and Mary (Orme) Haley. He died 12 Nov. 1834. She 
was born 6 June 1769 and died 16 April 1836. 

MARY b. 17 Sept. 1792. 

SUSANNAH b. 23 May 1/94; m. Francis Raynes of York, 4 Dec. 1822. 
Second wife. 

SARAH b. 9 May 1796; m. John Wilson 29 Aug. 1816. 

ELIZABETH b. 17 Nov. 1798; m. James Adams of Newington 20 Nov. 

MARTHA b. 25 Oct. 1800; died young. 

ANNE b. 23 Sept. 1802. 

JOHN H. b. 12 Feb. 1805; m. Fanny Keen; d. 22 Sept. 1831. 

CHARLES b. 15 Dec. 1807; d. 25 July 1810. 

CHARLES G. b. 3 Jan. 1811 ; m. Mrs. Fanny Bellamy. 

MARTHA b. 13 May 1813. 

John H. Bellamy married, 23 April 1828, Fanny, dau. of 
Ephraim and Katharine (Fernald) Keen. She was born 10 Feb. 
1807, and died 21 Jan. 1892. He died 22 Sept. 1831. Children: 

ELIZABETH b. 18 Aug. 1828. 

CATHERINE b. 13 Dec. 1830; m. Moses A. Safford 29 Nov. 1866. 

Charles G. Bellamy married the widow of his brother, John. 
Their children were : 

JOHN H. b. 16 April 1836. 
CHARLES b. 17 Nov. 1837. 
ELISHA P. b. 20 June 1839; d. 4 July 1884. 
SOPHRONIA b. 20 Sept. 1841 ; d. 24 Dec. 1899. 
MARTHA ANN b. 26 Dec. 1843; d. n July 1880. 
LAURA E. b. Nov. 1847; d. 14 May 1897. 
GEORGE W. b. i Feb. 1850; d. 17 April 1852. 
FRANCES b. 9 Oct. 1851 ; d. 10 July 1887. 


John Bennet was published to Ruth Voden 2 Nov. 1728. The 
following children of John Bennet were baptized at South Ber- 
wick : Jane, 6 May 1/31 ; Sarah, Mary and John, 8 April 1737; 
Jenny, 6 Sept. 1739; Moses, 6 Sept. 1744; Sarah, 8 March 1747-8. 

Moses Bennet married Mary Marr 26 May 1768 and had the 
following children baptized: Elisha, 7 May 1769; Mary, 20 Sept. 
1771 : Sarah, 15 Feb. 1775. 

A John Bennet m. Mary Wilson; in 1740 they sold ten acres 
in Great Cove to "William Tetherlv. 



Henry Benson married Mary, dan. of John Waters. He had 
a grant in 1694 anc l bought forty acres of Dodavah Curtis, on the 
road from the head of Spruce Creek to York in 1702. He was 
living in 1722. The following appear to have been his children: 

JAMES m. Deborah, dau. of James Rollins of Newington, N. H., 20 
March 1719. A dau.. Elizabeth, m. 19 March 1750, Wm. Beal of York. 

ELIZABETH m. Wm. Beal of York 6 Dec. 1719. 

MARY m. Wm. Nicholson i Jan. 1721-2. 

ABIGAIL m. Ebenezer Wittum. Pub. 2 Jan. 1730-31. 

JOHN m. Eunice Place 2 Aug. 1733, (2) perhaps, Nov. 1749 Sarah 
Quint. Perhaps settled in Parsonsfield. Ch., Hannah bapt. 4 Feb. 1753; 
m. Samuel Johnson? Pub. 25 March 1769. Sarah bapt. 18 Feb. 1755; m. 
Wm. Tapley? 14 Aug. 1760. 

HENRY m. 4 April 1736 Mary Quint of Newington, N. H., and 
moved to Arundel. Children were Olive? bapt. 30 March 1739; m. James 
Curtis of Arundel, 30 Oct. 1760. Sarah bapt. 25 April 1744, ''sick." Lucy 
bapt. 7 April 1745. John bapt. 3 May 1747; m. Mary Rogers 13 May 
1773; sons, Wm. Rogers and Thomas. James bapt. I March 1753. Rev- 
olutionary soldier. Molly bapt. 3 Nov. 1751. Robert Waters bapt. 24 
Nov. 1754. Hannah m. Joseph Curtis 5 Jan. 1774. 

M. 12 Oct. 1741, Daniel Caton and Mary Benson. 

M. 6 Aug. 1741 James Johnson and Rebecca Benson. 


\Yilliam I Jerry was in the service of John Mason in 1631. He 
died about 1654, and his widow, Jane, married Xathaniel Drake. 
He lived in Rye. X. H. 

It was probably his son, Joseph Berry, who was living in Kit- 
tery in 1683 and had wife Rachel. 

Benjamin Berry married. 27 Xov. 1689, Elizabeth \Yithers, 
and had sons Benjamin and \Yithers, both of whom died unmar- 
ried. Withers Berry died TI Dec. 1732 in the 39th year of his 
age. He was then deputy to the General Court. His mother 
married ( 2 ) Dodavah Curtis. 

(leorge P>erry, horn 1674, married, in Hampton. X. II.. I Jan. 
1702, Deliverance, dau. of Andrew Haley. He was then of 


"Sandy Beach," or Rye, X. H. He settled at Kittery Point. 
Children were : 

GEORGE b. 1706; in. 11 Jan. 1726-7. Elizabeth, dau. of George and 
Rebecca (Skillin) Frink. Moved to Falmouth. Ch. bapt. in Kittery, 
George 12 May 1728. Joseph 30 March 1729, Elizabeth 6 Dec. 1720, and 
George 8 April 1732. The last m. Sarah Stickney and settled in Paris, 
Me. See baptisms of First Parish, Portland, and Hist, of Paris, p. 510. 

DEBORAH m. William Walker of Kittery 16 Jan. 1723-4. 

ELIZABETH? m. Tobias Fernald 22 Oct. 1730. 

MARY? m. Samuel Lunt, Jr. Pub. 3 Oct. 1741. 

JOSIAH m. Mary Hidden. Pub. 20 Dec. 1740. 

Children of Josiah and Mary (Hidden) Berry: 

WILLIAM bapt. 24 Oct. 1742; died young. 
MARY bapt. 18 Dec. 1743. 
DEBORAH bapt. 8 Dec. 1745. 
JOHN bapt. 22 June 1754. 
JOSIAH bapt. 10 Oct. 1756. 

WILLIAM bapt. 9 Oct. 1763; prob. m. Elizabeth Fernald, 1793. She m. 
(2) Ralph Xelson 1797. 

M. 4 March 1729-30 Benjamin Berry and Catherine Gowdy. 
M. 30 June 1751 Richard Berry and Eunice Moore. 
M. 10 Aug. 1779 David Welch, Jr., and Sarah Berry. 
Pub. 27 Dec. 1794 John Fernald. Jr. and Rebecca Berry. 
M. 7 Dec. 1814 John Keen and Mary Berry. 


1. John Billing- was in the employ of John Winter at Rich- 
mond's Island in 1635 and owned the end of Kittery Point in 
1639. He is mentioned in the records of Portsmouth in 1640. 
He had a gift of land from Gorges in 1645 an d died in 1646. His 
widow married Rice Thomas. Later generations spell their 
names Billings. 

2. John Billing, son of the above, lived at Braveboat Harbor. 
He married ( i ) before 23 May 1671, Ann, dau. of John and Joan 
Andrews, (2) Rebecca, dau. of Humphrey and Elizabeth Scam- 
mo'n. nought land of Francis Champernowne in 1686. Inv. of 
his estate rendered 3 Dec. 1690. Children: 

Ki.i/AitETH. nu-ntiom-d in 1687. 
3. JnsK.i'ii in. Hannah Wilson. 


Til I HI) ( i K X KRATIOX. 

3. Joseph Hilling married, 29 Xov. 1716, Hannah, dan. of 
Joseph and Hannah ( Kndle ) Wilson. Will, 1748-1764. 
Children : 

Jonx bapt. _>i July i"i~: pub. to Sarali Sellers of York, 14 Aug. 1742. 
(Sarah Sellers in. \Yin. Mitchell. 9 May 1756.), 

4. JosKi'ii bapt. 25 May 1718: m. Joanna Norton. (2) Sarah Cox. 
BKNJAMIN; pub. to Ann Hidden 2 Oct. 1742. Dau. Hannah bapt. 31 

July 1743- 

MARY in. John llutchins. Jr.. 5 May 1748. 

Fu/Ai'.KTii in. - - Austin. 

RKKKCC A. L'nni. in 1748. 

SA.MTKI. in. Sarah Hicks and had dau. Kunice bapt. I Oct. 1749. (2) 
Hannah Hughes 12 Oct. 1758. 


4. Joseph Hilling married Joanna Xorton in 1/42, (2) Sarah 
Cox, 25 Jan.. 1781. Will, i Jan. 1797-4 Xov. 1797, does not men- 
tion wife. 

JOHN bapt. () March 1743. Received land in Berwick hv will. 

5. DANIEL bapt. 3 July 1747: in. Hannah Billing. (2) Jane Cox. 
SARAH bapt. 20 July 1745: in. John Xorton. 

6. JosKi'H bapt. 2 June 1751 : in. Mercy Fernald. 

SAM TEL bapt. 10 Aug. 1753: not named in will. 

RKUKCCA in. Thomas Morgrage 7 Dec. 1773. 

SrsAXXAii bapt. i Oct. 1749: in. Xoah Parker. 18 Jan. 1788. 

JOANNA. Finn, in 1797. 

5. Daniel Hilling was a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary 
Army. Fie married, ( i ) 30 Dec. 1770, Hannah Billing, or 
Billings as the name came to he written, (2) 9 Dec. 1790. Jane 
Cox. Lived at Kittery Point. Children: 

DANIKI. bapt. 7 May 1775: in. Fli/aheth Jones (> Dec. 1824? 

II \\.\AII bapt. 8 Dec. 1770. 

JOSIAH bapt. 2<; Sept. 1779: in. Mehitable \Vithani. 3 June 1804. 

SAMTKI. hapt. 30 April 1782. 
7. JOSKI-H b. _'_> Dec. 1793: in. Fli/aheth Bunker. 

BKTSKY bapt. 8 July 1785. 

Fi'HKAiM? in. Betty Brvar. 5 Feb. 1792. Had dau. Rebecca, unm. and 
Benjamin, who m. and had ch. Mehitable. Hannah and Samuel. The last 
settled in Biddeford. 


6. Joseph Billing married, 3 Jan. 1782, Mercy, dau. of Tobias 
and Lucy (Lewis) Fernald, (2) 8 Feb. 1816, Margery, dau. of 
James and Sarah (Wilson) Pickernell. Children: 

LUCY b. 15 Sept. 1782; m. John Payne of Kittery. 

JOHN b. 15 Oct. 1784; m. Maria Moved to Lebanon, Me. Had 

son Albert. 

SAI.I.V b. 6 March 1785: m. Wm. Sayward. 

MERCY b. 27 Nov. 1787; prob. died young. 

JOANNA b. 22 April 170x3; m. Henry Manson. 

LYDIA b. 12 March 1792; m. Josiah Phillips. 
8. JOSF.PH b. 5 Nov. 1798; m. Lydia Williams. 

TOBIAS b. 5 Nov. 1798; died young. Unm. 


7. Joseph Hillings married Elizabeth Bunker. He died 18 
Oct. 1861. She was born 24 June 1796, and died 11 Sept. 1844. 
Children : 

LOVINA S. b. 22 Oct. 1816: m. Capt. Thomas Clarkson of Kittery. 
DANIF.L 1). 16 Sept. 1818: d. 9 June 1846. 

JOSEPH b. 4 June 1821 ; m. Dorothy J. Frisbee. d. s. p. She d. 2 May 
1851, aged 23. 

Fi.i/AiiKTH b. ii Dec. 1823; d. 2 June 1844. Unm. 

HANNAH b. 30 Sept. 1825; d. at age of six months. 

ISAHKL b. 14 Sept. 1827. Unm. 

JOANNA b. 7 Aug. 1829; d. in infancy. 

MARY F. b. 9 June 18.31 : m. John Smith. 2 Oct. 1853. 

KMII.Y A. 1). 23 July 1833; m. Daniel Peterson of Boston", 21 Oct. 1852. 

RMODA b. and d. 1834. 

THOMAS J. b. 9 April 1841 ; m. Margery B. Dame. 15 Dec. 1860. 

8. Joseph Billings married, 1 1 Dec. 1823. Lydia, dau. of John 
and Lydia (Fernald) Williams. He died 17 Feb. 1854. She 
was born i Aug. 1805 and died 13 May 1882. Children: 

LYDIA F. b. 26 Sept. 1824. Unm. 
JosKi'H b. ii Xov. 1827: d. 18 March 1897. Unm. 
SYI.VKSTKK b. 23 Aug. 1831 : m. Maria S. Williams. Had son Herbert. 
. JTI.IA b. .>4 Oct. 1835; m. Thomas Riley. 

John Hillings, son of Joseph and Joanna (Norton) Billings 
was born 10 March 1743 and died 14 March 1834. He lived in 
Heruick and had son Joel born 21 Dec. 1770, who married Lydia 


Joel died 13 July 1842. Lydia, born 30 Dec. 1775, died 

TO June 1865. Children: 

JOHN B. b. n Dec. 1795. 

SUSAN 1). 30 Aug. 1797. 

OLIVE 1). 27 Nov. 1798. 

STEPHEN b. 24 May 1800. 

RHODA b. 3 April 1802. 

EZRA b. 8 May 1803; m. Hannah Ford. 

HIRAM b. 17 May 1805: m. Polly - ; d. 24 Oct. 1836. 

IVORY b. 9 March 1807. 

LYDIA b. 24 Oct. 1808. 

LOUISA b. 9 Dec. 1810 

DANIEL b. 25 Feb. 1813; d. 25 Feb. 1816. 


Daniel and Josiah Black were settled in York before 1700. and 
their families are there recorded. William Black's will \vas pro- 
bated i Jan. 1727-8. It names wife Sarah and sons William and 
Joshua. William then had children William and Elizabeth, and 
soon after he and his family moved to Bailey's Island. Harps- 
well, Me. 

Joshua, son of William Black, made his will in 1753, which 
was probated 6 April 1756. His wife Mary is not named. 
Descendants are still living in Kittery, and some have changed 
their name to Blake. Children recorded were: 

BENJAMIN b. 19 April 1719. Xot named in will. 

JONATHAN b. 15 Feb. 1720. 

MARY b. _> Jan. 1722. 

JOSHUA b. 27 Dec. 1724: d. 3 May 1/42. 

HENRY b. 27 Dec. 1724: d. Feb. following. 

I IENRY b. i Dec. 1726. 

THOMAS b. Aug. 1728: d. in 1729. 

SARAH b. 12 May 1/30. Pub. to Nicholas Collins 18 May 1754. 

A i. MY or AMY b. 8 March 1731. 

CATHERINE 1). 15 May 1734. 

THOMAS b. Oct. 1738: d. about 1756. Unni. 

MARGERY b. 19 Aug. 1739. 

Henry Bodge and wife Elizabeth sold six acres to Nicholas 
Weeks 16 Dec. 1772. This implies that he had been living some 
time in Kittery. lie had a grant of ten acres at a place called 


"Pudding Hole" 12 June 1673, and a grant of twenty acres in 
1682. The last \vas "by the brook that runs into Spruce Creek," 
bounded by land of Joseph Curtis. He died in 1696, leaving 
widow Rebecca. There are many descendants throughout New 
England. Children : 

HENRY, of Charlestown, Mass. 

BENJAMIN ni. Sarah - . Ch. bapt. in Durham, N. H. 
EDWARD, of Kittery in 1728. 
PRISCILLA m. James Bradeen about 1702. 

ABISHAG m. Henry Barnes before 15 June 1698. See York Deeds, 
VII. 28. 

ELIZABETH, perhaps, who witnessed a deed in 1700. 


Anthony Brackett was a settler in Portsmouth, X. H., before 
1640, and died in 1696. He had children Anthony, Thomas, 
John. Eleanor. Jane and perhaps others. 

Thomas, son of Anthony Brackett, Sen., was born about 1640 
and settled in Falmouth. Me., about 1662. He married Mary 
Mitton, dan. of Michael and Elizabeth Mitton and granddaughter 
of ( ieorge Cleeves, the first settler in Falmouth. He was killed 
by Indians 1 1 Aug. 1676, and his wife and children were carried 
into captivity, where she died within a year. Her children 
returned to Portsmouth. They were: 

JOSHTA b. 1671 : m. Alary Weeks and settled in Greenland, N. H. 
S \MTEL 1). 27 April 1672 in Falmouth: m. Elizabeth Botts. 
SARAH b. 1673; m. John Hill of Portsmouth. 
MARY b. 1674; m. Christopher Mitchell of Kittery. 

Samuel, son of Thomas and Marv (Mitton) Brackett, lived 
with his aunt Martha, wife of John Graves, at Berwick. He 
married. 20 Xov. 1694, Elizabeth, only child of Isaac Botts of 
Berwick. Her father was killed by Indians in the attack on Sal- 
mon Falls. 16 ( )ct. 1675. She was born in 1673 and died 21 April 
1753. Samuel Mrackett was fined in 1697 for not attending 
church, lie died 27 April 1752. Children were: 

SAMTKL b. 6 Sept. 1695: m. Sarah Emery, (2) Abigail Copp. 
MARY bapt. 20 Dec. 1719: m. Thomas Tuttle about 1722. 
EI.I/AI:KTH bapt. 20 Dec. 1719. 

'Set "Descendants of Anthony Brackett." by Alpbeus S. Brackett. 1897. 


BATHSHEIIA bapt. 24 Dec. 1719; m. Jonathan Abbot 28 Feb. 1725. 
HANNAH bapt. 24 Dec. 1719: m. Samuel Thompson of York. Int. 
Rec. ii Nov. 1730. 

Samuel , son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Botts) Brackett, mar- 
ried ( i ) Sarah, dan. of Job and Charity (Nason) Emery, who 
was born 4 Feb. i/oo and died 20 Dec. 1/42, (2) Miss Abigail 
Copp 13 Sept. 1/43. who died Sept. 1789. His will was pro- 
bated in 1786. Children were: 

JOHN 1). 29 Jan. 1721 ; m. Miriam Thompson. 

ISAAC b. ~ Oct. 1/22; m. Mary Hamilton. 

SAMUEL b. 5 Aug. 1724; m. Mehitable Ricker. 

JAMES b. 22 April 1726; m. Margery Lord. 

JOSHTA b. 9 July 1728; m. Anne Libby. 

MARY b. 2 Oct. 1/30: m. 8 Nov. 1747 John "Woodsum : d. 16 May 1798. 

ELIZABETH b. 20 Feb. 1733: m. John Kilgore 30 Sept. 1756; d. 1821. 

SARAH b. 8 June 1736: d. 15 June 1737. 

JACOIJ b. 8 Nov. 1/37: d. 13 Nov. 1737. 

JOSEPH b. 9 April 1739: d. 9 Oct. 1/39. 

SARAH b. 15 Nov. 1742; m. Zebulon Libby: d. / March 1825. 

Children by second marriage: 

SATHSHEP.A b. 9 June 1/44: m. - Pray. 

JOSEPH b. 22 Oct. 1746; d. 8 Feb. 1755. 

OLIVE b. 6 Sept. 1/50; d. 13 Oct. 1751. 


John, son of Samuel and Sarah (Emery) Brackett, married, 
4 July 1745. Miriam, dan. "of Miles and Abigail (Gowen) Thomp- 
son, who was born 26 Jan. 1723 and died 2 Dec. 1810. He died 
1 8 Feb. 1814. Children were: 

JOHN b. 19 Sept. 1746: m. Eunice \Vent\vorth 29 Nov. 1779. Served 
seven years in the Revolutionary Army. Died 8 Feb. 1830. 

JAMES 1). 12 March 1748: m. Ann Stillings 23 Dec. 1773. 'His will, 
dated 2\ March 1818. names ch. John. Isaac. Levi. Ebenexer. James. Abi- 
gail. Anna. Miriam and Susannah. 

DANIEL 1). 2 March 1/50: m. Mary Andrews 3 Nov. 1/74. Settled in 
Acton. Me. 

MILES b. 3 May 1752: m. Lydia Keay 26 Jan. 1775: d. 4 March 1827. 
His wife was born 7 Aug. 1754 and d. 22 Aug. 1831. Eight ch. 

NATHAN b. 2(1 Aug. 1754: m. Mary Heard Aug. 1788. Settled in 
Acton. Me. 

MOSES 1>. 2(1 March 1750; m. (i) i(> Oct. 1788 Sarah Heard. Lived in 
Clinton. Me. 


MARIAN b. 23 May 1758; m. Morrel Hobbs 26 Feb. 1778. 
ABIGAIL b. 27 Oct. 1761 ; m. Jacob Remick 7 Aug. 1788. 
MARY b. 17 March 1764; unm. 
SUSANNAH b. 5 May 1768; m. Moses Smith of Berwick. 

Isaac, son of Samuel and Sarah (Emery) Brackett, married, 
17 Xov. 1748, Mary, dau. of Gabriel and Margaret Hamilton. 
He died 2 June 1780. Children : 

REUBEN bapt. 24 Nov. 1748; not named in will, 1778. 

AMY bapt. 3 Feb. 1751 ; died young. 

AMY bapt. 9 Nov. 1755: m. Richard Yeaton 10 Nov. 1774. 

MARY bapt. 26 Feb. 1768; m. Nathan Nock i June 1775. 

SARAH bapt. 5 June 1762. 

ISAAC bapt. 22 April 1764. 

SAMUEL bapt. 29 June 1766: m. Adah Hooper 17 Feb. 1791. 

Samuel, son of Samuel and Sarah (Emery) Brackett, mar- 
ried 9 Aug. 1750, Mehitable, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Gar- 
land) Ricker. He died 2 June 1801. She b. 20 Oct. 1730, d. 15 
June 1819. Children : 

NATHANIEL b. 13 Jan. 1751 ; m. 12 Sept. 1776 Sally Chadbourne, who 
was b. 10 March 1756 and d. 24 Nov. 1834. He died 10 April 1842. Lived 
in Lyman, Ale. 

SAMUEL b. 9 July 1753; d. July 1754. 

SARAH b. 29 May 1755; m. Thomas Lord of Sanford 6 Nov. 1777; d. 28 
May 1826. 

SAMUEL b. i Aug. 1757; m. 26 April 1781 Mary Wentworth : d. 31 Oct. 
1850. He lived in Limington, Me. His wife b. May 1763, d. 24 Jan. 1853. 
Ten ch. 

ELIZABETH b. 22 Oct. 1759: m. Daniel Emery 12 Sept. 1779; d. 22 Dec. 

MARY b. i June 1761 ; m. Daniel Coffin of Sanford 14 Oct. 1782; d. 17 
fan. 1787. 

REUBEN b. 23 Sept. 1764: d. in Limington, Me., 21 April 1816. 

MEHITABLE 1). 2 Sept. 1766: m. James Hamilton 9 June 1791 : d. 26 Jan. 

JOSEPH 1). 31 March 1769. 

HANNAH b. 30 April 1771 : in. Paul Stone, Jr., 12 Aug. 1790; d. March 

James, son of Samuel and Sarah (Emery) Brackett, married, 
19 July 1750, Margery, dau. of Benjamin and Patience (Nason) 
Lord. He died Feb. 1825. 

PATIENCE b. 6 Aug. 1754; m. Rev. Wentworth Lord Feb. 1777; d. 8 
1'i-h. 1X41. He \\-as born 15 Sept. 1755 and lived in Parsonsfield, Me. 


JOSEPH bapt. 8 June 1755; in. Jemima Roberts 21 Feb. 1782. She was 
b. 19 March 176,}. He m. (2) 1798 Anna Winchell. 

STEPHEN b. 11 April 1762. 

JAMKS bapt. 6 May 1764; m. Bethulah Bale. 

LYIHA bapt. 15 March 1767: m. (i) Benjamin Stanton, Jr., 24 Sept. 
1786, (2) Calel) \Yent\vorth 2 Feb. 1799. She died in Lebanon, Me., 24 
Jan. 1839. 

JOHN b. 16 Aug. 1769; m. Lydia Allen of York, Me. He died in China, 
Me., 5 May 1855. She b. 1773, d. 13 Aug. 1853. Eight ch. 

Joshua, son of Samuel and Sarah (Emery) Brackett, mar- 
ried. 3 Dec. 1755, Anne, dau. of Benjamin and Sarah Libby. He 
died at Acton, Me., 3 Jan. 1822. 

MARY bapt. 29 Aug. 1757: m. Silas Heard 12 Sept. 1776. 

JOSHUA bapt. 26 March 1758: m. 10 Sept. 1784 Mary Tebbctts of Shap- 
leigh. Me. 

JAIX>B b. 14 Aug. 1760: m. I May 1796 Hannah Wentworth at Acton, 
Me. He died 29 Sept. 1829. She b. 25 Feb. 1777, d. 3 Aug. 1866. Eleven 

SIMKON bapt. 28 April 1765. 

LEVI bapt. 30 March 1768. 

HANNAH bapt. 3 June 1770. 

SAKAH bapt. 5 July 1774. 

JOT H AM bapt. 5 July 17/4. 

BENJAMIN* in. Eleanor Chamberlain. 


See "Descendants of Anthony Brackett.' by Alpheus S. Brackett, 1897. 


John Brawn of York married a daughter of William Dixon. 
John Brawn, Jr., married Hannah Langley and lived for a short 
time at Kittery Point. 

Michael Brawn had a grant in Dover in 1655 and was taxed 
at Bloody Point 1662-72. I lad a son, Michael, horn in 1643. 

( ieorge Brawn of l>loodv Point, doubtless son of Michael, mar- 
ried (i) Mary - , (2) i April 1700, Widow Sarah Saunders. 
She was daughter of Peter Wittum and married William Saund- 
ers Dec. 1687. In 1702 Brawn exchanged land in Newington 
with John Uoyt for fifty acres north of Sturgeon Creek. 
Children : 

GEORGE, "oldest son :" m. Mary Tidy. 
ELEANOR m. Jacob Rhodes 7 Sept. 1/04. 


MICHAEL m. Abigail Wittum 8 Jan. 1722. (2) Hannah Smith. 21 June 
i 750 ? 

RICHARD in. Anne (or Eunice) Witham 5 Nov. 1725. Lived in York. 

PETER m. Elizabeth Musset i Jan. 1729. Ch., Benjamin b. 14 Feb. 
1 730-3 i : Lydia b. 23 May 1733. 

ELIZABETH m. - - Thomas. 

George Brawn, Jr.. married, 9 Feb. 1710-11. Mary, clau. of 
Robert- and Sarali ( Libby ) Tidy. His widow married, 17 Aug. 
1732, Thomas Penney of \Yells, Ale. Brawn bought land at 
Humphrey's Pond in Berwick in 1718. The following children 
were living in 1/52: 

MARY b. 3 July 1713; m. Nathaniel Gubtail. 

GEORGE b. 8 May 1717. 

SARAH bapt. 12 Nov. 1727: m. William Childs. 

ROBERT bapt. 12 Nov. 1727. 

JOHN bapt. 12 Nov. 1727. 


John Bray with wife Joan came from Plymouth, Eng. He 
was a shipbuilder at Kittery Point and died 1689-90. Some gen- 
ealogists have confused him with another John Bray of York, 
and have assigned to him two or three wives. There is no proof 
of more than one. Administration was granted. 1 1 Jan. 1693-4, 
to \Vm. Pepperrell, Joan Deering and Mary Bray on estate of 
Joan Hrav, deceased. Children were: 

JOHX. d. s. p. . 

JOAX m. Clement Deering 1678. 

MAR(;;-:RV b. 1660 :m. 1680. Win. Pepperrell. 

MARY m. Joseph Deering. 


This name is also spelled Bradeen, Brudean, Burdeen. Some 
think the ancient name was l>radwardinc. A widow Breeden 
married Joseph Cross, who died in 1684. She had a son. Wil- 
liam lireeden. who removed to Taunton, Mass. 


James Breeden married Priscilla, dau. of Henry Bodge. Both 
were living 10 Dec. 1730. He had a grant of 30 acres in 1699. 
Children : 

JAMKS I). 18 April 1703: ni. 11 Feb. 1727 Mary, dau. of Robert Oliver of 
York. Nine children are recorded in York. 

MARY 1>. 8 Feb. 1705; in. 7 Aug. 1727 James Oliver of York. 
BRYANT b. n Feb. 1707: in. Hannah Fernald. 

Bryant Breeden married ( i ) 27 Dec. 1733. Hannah, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Anne (Allen) Fernald, (2) 9 April 1761, widow 
Elizabeth Cate. Children : 

TOIUAS b. 6 Nov. 1734. 

TIMOTHY b. 18 June 1/3(1. 

EI.IZAUKTH b. 2\ June 1738. 

MARTHA b. 16 May 1743. 

NATHAN b. 19 Oct. 1745. 

NATHANTKI. b. 18 April 1749. 

EISKNK/KR b. 17 April 1/51. 

DORCAS b. 5 Nov. 1753. 

JAMKS b. 13 April 1756. 

M. TI Sept. 1715 Elizabeth Bradeen and James Davis. 

M. i Jan. 1729 Peter Bradeen and Elizabeth Mussett. 

Pub. _>3 April 1724 Sarah Breeden and Nathaniel Hooper. 

Pub. 3 Oct. 1730 Martha Breeden and Thomas Chick. 

Pub. 30 July 1737 Lucy Burdeen and Richard Roberts. 

M. 4 Dec. 1770 Martha Breeden and Timothy Hodsdon of Berwick. 


Richard Brver of Xewbttry married, 21 Dec. 1665, Eleanor 
\Yright an 1 had a son Richard, born 19 Aug. 1667. It may have 
been the latter who married Mary, dau. of Robert and Mary 
(lloel) Cutt ( Y. D. VI. 153). Lieut. Richard Bryer was chosen 
Deputy to ( ieneral Court in 1702. The Cutts ( ienealogy errs in 
assigning the family of William Brver to Richard. 

William Briar, or Bryer. possibly son of Richard by a former 
marriage, perhaps a brother, married, about 1702, Sarah Last- 
man. Jan. 6. 1712-13. he was appointed administrator of the 
estate of his father-in-law, Robert Eastman. He died 5 May 


1718. \Yido\v probably married, 19 Oct. 1722, Benjamin Ham- 
mons. Children of \Yilliam Briar were : 

WILLIAM b. 20 Dec. 1702: m. Elizabeth Weeks. 

MARY b. 9 Jan. 1705: m. Andrew Haley 7 Aug. 1727. 

REBECCA b. 9 Jan. 1708: m. William Tapley of the Shoals 19 March 

SARAH b. 12 Jan. 1709-10: m. Caleb Hutchins 15 Feb. 1727. 

ADAH b. 4 July 1712: m. William Wilson 1732. 

ELIZABETH, named in will bapt. i May 1715; m. Joseph Hutchins. 
Pub. 17 June. 1732. 

RICHARD, named in will. 

MARGARET? m. John Haley. 

\Yilliam Briar, 2(1, married, n May 1728, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Nicholas and Priscilla (Gunnison) Weeks. Children were: 

WILLIAM b. 6 June 1734; d .in the army 2 July 1758. 
NICHOLAS b. 31 July 1736: m. 14 Nov. 1759, Ruth Wilson. A son, 
William, b. 7 May 1760. m. Betsey Wilson 22 Sept. 1800. 
RICHARD b. 13 July 1740. 

SAMUEL b. 14 March 1/43: m. Margery Norton 3 Aug. 1788. 
ELISHA b. 9 Dec. 1746: m. Elizabeth Wilson 1775. 
ROBERT b. 21 Oct. 1750; m. Sarah Wilson i Dec. 1775. 


John Brooks had a grant in 1694. His widow Eleanor 
administered his estate 26 Xov. 1712 and prob. married, 8 Jan. 
1712-13, John Bishop. Children of John Brooks were Eliza- 
beth 1). 24 Jan. 1695, Robert b. i Xov. 1698, Sarah b. n Oct. 1699, 
Hester b. 22 Xov. 1702, and John b. 27 Feb. 1703-4. This family 
probably moved out of town. Robert and Sarah his wife were 
in Biddeford in 1741. 

\Yilliam Brooks married. 11 Aug. 1709, Mary, daughter 
of James Fogg. He bought land of Xicholas Shapleigh in 1710. 
Children were : 

MARY 1>. 4 Aug. 1710; m. John Hanscom 16 June 1730. 
i. JOSHUA b. 2 Oct. 1/12; m. Anne Staple. 
HAXXAII b. 8 March 1713-14. 

ANNE 1). 30 April 1716; m. Amos Paul 5 Sept. 1738. 
Dour AS b. 23 Jan. 1717-8. 



F. Joshua, son of William and Mary ( Fogg) Brooks, mar- 
ried, 2 Aug. 1/33, Anne. dan. of John and Mary (Dixon) Staple. 
Their children were : 

DANIEL bapt. i Nov. 1739. 

JOSHUA bapt. i Nov. 1739: in. 20 March 1760. Lydia Clark of Wells, 
Me. Settled in Wells. 

JOHN bapt. 9 Dec. 1739; m. Martha Staple. Int. Rec. 5 Sept. 1761. 
MARY bapt. 20 Feb. 1742. 

2. SAMUEL bapt. 18 June 1749; m. Olive Knight. 
ANNA bapt. i Sept. 1751. 

3. WILLIAM bapt. 5 Sept. 1756; in. Mary Gowell. 

JOSEPH bapt. 20 Jan. 1760; in. 8 Dec. 1776, Abigail Fernald. Was a 
Revolutionary soldier. Had sons James and Nathaniel. 

4. JOSIAH, probably. See below. 


2. Samuel, son of Joshua and Anne (Staple) Brooks, mar- 
ried, 30 May 1/70, Olive, clan, of Gideon Knight. He was 
a Sergt. in the Rev. Army. Children : 

SAMUEL bapt. 30 May 1/84; m. Lydia Staple 18 Nov. 1790. 

5. DANIEL m. Molly Spinney 31 Dec. 1792. 

6. GIDEON bapt. 15 Aug. 1779; m. Betsey Haven. 

7. WILLIAM bapt. 9 July 1786; m. Mary Hammond. 
JOH-N HAXSCOM bapt. 26 July 1790. Unm. 
OLIVER bapt. 4 Nov. 1792. 

ABRAHAM m. Margaret Paul. 17 March 1804. Ch., Alexander, Mar- 
garet, Statira and others. 

3. William, son of Joshua and Anne (Staple) Brooks, 
married, 21 Aug. 1777, Mary, dau. of Capt. John and Hannah 
(Fernald) Gowell. Fogg says she died 9 Jan. 1814, aged 55. 
Children were : 

AXXA b. 14 April 1778; in. Elijah Varney, (2) Ichabod Cole 23 Nov. 

JOSHUA b. 14 Oct. 1779. Lost at sea. Unm. 

WILLIAM bapt. n Aug. 1782; died young. 

HANNAH bapt. Sept. 1784: m. William Varney 17 Dec. 1803. 

8. WILLIAM bapt. 19 Oct. 1786; m. Prudence Hammond. 

OLIVER m. Susan Ham of Dover, N. H., and had children, among them 
Rev. Klbridge Gerry Brooks. 

LEVI bapt. 8 Jan. 1799; m. Shuah Leach 10 Oct. 1828. 3 sons. 
POLLY m. William Cole. 

9. ASA m. Abigail Tobey. 


4. Josiah. probably son of Joshua and Anne (Staple) 
Brooks, was a revolutionary soldier. He died in Kittery 16 Aug. 
1814, aged about 75. Children: 

WILLIAM bapt. 2 June 1/75: prob. died young. 
JOHN bapt. 6 Jan. 1779: prob. died young. 

SAMUEL bapt. 13 June 1774: m. Rebecca Paul? 26 Oct. 1806. Had son 

SARAH bapt. 13 June 1774. 
MARY bapt. 13 June 1774. 


6. Gideon, son of Samuel and Olive (Knight) Brooks, 
married, 13 Aug. 1799, Betsey Haven. He died 30 Dec. 1853, 
aged 75. Children were: 

OLIVER bapt. 30 June 1807. 

MARY bapt. 30 June 1807 : m. Jeremiah Staple 22 Oct. 1820. 

JANE bapt. 30 June 1807. 

EPHRAIM bapt. 30 June 1807. 

THOMAS FLOYD bapt. 30 June 1807; m. Catharine Tobey 13 Oct. 1831. 

JAMES ALFRED pub. to Eliza Jane Dixon 7 Sept. 1734; d. Dec. 1834. 

7. William, son of Samuel and Olive (Knight) Brooks, mar- 
ried, 27 July 1809, Alary, dau. of Joseph and Alary (Fernald) 
Hammond. Children were : 

ALPHEUS b. 24 Jan. 1810. 

WILLIAM WALKER b. 7 Oct. 1811. 

MARTFX PARRY b. 3 Sept. 1815. 

SARAH Axx b. 14 Dec. 1820. Unm. 

SYLVESTER MARSH b. 30 April 1823: m. Olive Jane Shapleigh. 

AUGUSTUS WALDROX b. 11 Sept. 1826; m. Mary Jane Shapleigh. 

5. Daniel, son of Samuel and Olive (Knight) Brooks, mar- 
ried. 31 Dec. 1792, Molly, dau. of John and Joanna (Pettegrew) 
Spinney, and had children : 

JEREMIAH in. Lucy Scriggins? Int. Rec. 17 May 1823. 
. DANIEL m. Elizabeth Remick? 29 Dec. 1815. 

ABRAHAM m. Mary (}. Brooks. Int. Rec. 8 Dec. 1838, (2) Jane Card. 
Son Abraham. 

ELIXABETH m. William Remick. 7 June 1840. 

OLIVE IT. b. 4 July 1818; m. Martin Remick, 3 March 1841. 



8. William, son of William and Mary (Gowell) Brooks, 
married 30 Xov. 1808, Prudence, dau. of Joseph and Mary (Fer- 
nald) Hammond. Children: 

CHANIM.EK in. Sarah B. Kingsbury 7 April 1842, (2) - - Thompson. 


Josiu'A in. Ruth Varrel, (2) Eliza . 

MAKY G. in. Abraham Brooks. 

HANNAH L. L'nm. 

WILLIAM O. in. Mary Jane Sinclair of Stratham. X. H. 

LEA. \I>EK b. 1827 m. Ann Gnptail. s. p. 

(). Asa, son of William and Mary ( Gowell ) Brooks, mar- 
ried, 2<) ( )ct. 1822, Abigail, dau. of James and Hannah (Shap- 
leigh) Tohey. He died 20 May 1872, aged 74 years, 9 mos. She 
died 2 Aug. 1884. Children were: 

HANNAH T. b. 14 May 1824; in. William G. Cole. 25 Feb. 1851; d. 30 
April 1860. 

JOHN U'ESLEV b. 3 Oct. 1825: m. Julia Caswell of Gosport, N. H. ; d. 
8 May 1901. His wife b. 13 May 1826, d. 16 Feb. 1889. Son James. 

ISABEL b. 23 Jan. 1828. 
10. JAMES WILLIAM b. 7 April 1830: m. Anna Augusta Wilson. 

ANGEI.INE b. 3 April 1834; '" Joseph B. Remick 7 Xov. 1858. 


10. James William, son of Asa and Abigail (Tobey) 
Brooks, married, 8 ( )ct. 1854, Anna Augusta, dau. of Gowen 
Wilson, Esq., of Kittery. Children: 

ANNA LUELI.A b. 25 Sept. 1855: d. 3 Oct. 1863. 

Anr.iE LILLIAN b. 13 Aug. 1858; in. William Limvood Fernald 7 Sept. 

JOHN PASCHAL b. 24 Sept. 1861 ; m. Maude Pepperrell Perkins 25 June 
1888. She died 31 Aug. 1892. Ch.. Raymond Wentworth b. 31 Aug. 1889 
and Elizabeth Maude b. i May 1891. 

GmvK.N WILSON b. 25 July 1867; in. Mary Carrie Todd 31 Oct. 1893. 
Ch.. Marion Augusta b. 5 Feb. 1895. 


26 Sept. 1793. John Pettegrew and Susannah Brooks. 
22 Xov. 1821, Samuel Brooks 4th and Ameline Staples. 

27 Dec. 1821. Chandler Kdward Staples and Hannah Brooks. 
5 Jan. 1826, Washington Brooks and Elixa Ann Scriggins. 
24 July 18^4, Dudley Xichols and Lydia Brooks of Eliot. 


30 May 1827. Alvah X. Rugg of P th and Olive Ann Brooks. 
20 Oct. 1831, James Spinney, Jr., and Ann W. Brooks. 
23 Dec. 1841. Lyman Staples and Mary Ann (or J.) Brooks. 
17 April 1842, Oliver I. Leighton and Mrs. Eliza Jane Brooks. 
20 June 1843, Thomas Brooks and Lucretia Staples. 
29 June 1843. William Tetherly and Ann E. Brooks. 
28 Oct. 1841. Daniel L. Brooks and Serene Tetherly. 
26 June 1842. Isaac R. Brooks and Lydia D. Cole. 
Pub. 27 Oct. 1827. Ebenezer Plaisted of York and Mary Brooks. 
Pub. 14 May 1837. Jacob Willey of K'y and Eliza Ann Brooks. 
Pub. 8 Dec. 1843. William W. Brooks and Abigail F. Allard of Ports- 


Thomas Butler, born about 1674, witnessed a deed in Berwick, 
ii May 1695. He married, about 1697, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Thomas and Elizabeth (Green) Abbot. He was a prominent 
man in town affairs, being schoolmaster, selectman, and elected 
to office 35 times. He owned the land where Berwick Academy 
now is. "Was living in 1/36. \Yife died 2, Dec. 1728. Children: 

THOMAS b. 6 March 1698; m. Mehitable . 

ELIZABETH b. 22 Sept. 1699; m. Thomas Goodwin 22 Dec. 1722. 
MOSES b. 13 July 1702; m. Mercy Wentworth. 
ABIGAIL bapt. as adult 18 Feb. 1719-20. 
LOVE b. TO July 1713; m. William Frost. 

Thomas Butler. Jr.. married Mehitable - . His will was 
made 12 Feb. 1759. Children: 

MARY bapt. 17 July 1726: m. William Goodwin 19 April 1750. 

OLIVE bapt. 31 March 1728; - - Fippenney. 

THOMAS bapt. 15 Feb. 1729-30; m. Margaret Rogers; lived in George- 
town. Me. Lieutenant in militia and ensign before Machias. Ch., John, 
Margaret and Xancy. 

FLI/AHETH bapt. 12 Sept. 1731 ; m. - - Sayward. 

SAMUEL bapt. 19 May 1734; m. Lydia Kimball. 

IcHAp.on bapt. 4 Jan. 1737. 

MOSES bapt. 28 Feb. 1741-2; m. Keziah Xason. 

Moses Butler was often selectman and surveyor of lumber, 
was captain at the siege of Louisburg in 1745. Deputy to Gen- 
eral Court in 1749. Died in 1756. Married Mercy Wentworth 
f'f Dover. Children: 


ELIZABETH hapt. 2 Sept. 1727: unin. in 1756. 

JOHN bapt. 2 Sept. 1727; in. Elizabeth Tucker, 15 March 1761. Son John 
Dapt. 15 March 1763. 

SARAH, named in will : in. Joshua Xason, 2 Dec. 1747. 

MOSKS bapt. Feb. 1730-1 ; m. Sarah Goodwin. 7 Feb. 1750. Ch.. Moses, 
Peter, Nathaniel. Mercy, George and Sarah. 

THOMAS bapt. 27 May 1733: m. Bridget Gerrish 10 March 1757. 

CHARLES bapt. 8 June 1735; in. Sarah Cross. 

MARTHA bapt. 18 Dec. 1737; not named in' will. 

I>OVE bapt. 30 March 1740; m. James Percy 24 Aug. 1757. 

MARY bapt. 16 May 1742; not named in will. 

JAMES bapt. 26 April 1747; in. 22 Nov. 1769. Elizabeth Hartford of 
Dover. X. 11. Died in Revolutionary Army before Boston. 

MERCY, named in will. 

THIRD ( iKXKR.vnox. 

Samuel, son of Thomas and Mehitable I hitler, married 4 May 
1757, Lvdia dan. of Xehemiah and Alary (Wentworth) Kimball. 
He died 15 July i/t)<> Wife died 13 May 1802. Lumber Mer- 
chant. Served in the Revolution before P>oston. 

I). 4 July 1/58; m. 20 Dec. 1786 Abigail Wentworth. 
SAM TEL 1). ii May 1760: m. (i) Susan Chadbourne : (2) Martha 
Libby : (3) Xancy Shorey. 

XEHEMIAH b. 29 July 1762: m. Mary Yeaton. 

MEHITABI.K b. 16 Xov. 1764. 

EPHRAIM b. 22 Xov. 1766; m. Lydia Libby. 

LYIUA b. 3 Feb. 1768; m. 29 Dec. 1789 John Drew. 

MARY b. 25 July 1/71 ; m. Thomas Goodwin 23 April 1/97. 

PELATIAH 1). 24 April 1/76: m. Betsey Goodwin. 

ROBERT b. n July 1/78; m: Sarah Drew. 

MARTHA b. 16 March 1780: m. Xathaniel Garland 17 Sept. 1809? 

Moses, son of Thomas and Mehitable Ihitler. married 18 Dec. 
1764 Keziah, dau. of William and Keziah (Lord) Xason. He 
died 28 July 1824. Was a soldier of the Revolution. 

THOMAS b. 2 Oct. 1/65: m. Dorcas TTodsdon. ('2) 27 Aug. 1835 Thank- 
nil Dixon. d. s. p. 

MARY b. 15 Jan. 1767: m. n Oct. 1788 Ebenezcr Ricker. 

MOSKS b. 22 June 1769: m. Dorcas Ricker. Lived in Lebanon. 

WILLIAM G. 3 May 1771 : m. Abigail Cross. Lived in Standish. 

OLIVK b. 18 March 1773: in. i April 1790 Joseph Hersom. 

IriiAi'.ou 1). 22 Aug. 1/75: m. 16 March 1796 Sarah Shorey: (2) Mrs. 
Sarah ( Hays ) Remick. 

BEXJAMIV b. 14 Aug. 1777: m. 11 Sept. 1799 Sarah Gowell. 


XATHAX b. 28 Sept. 1779; m. (i) 1801 Adah Chick, (2) 1838 Sally W. 

EDWARD h. 2 Oct. 1781. d. s. p. 

JAMES 1>. 17 Jan. 1783: m. 1804 Hannah Grant; d. 21 Jan. 1856. 10 ch. 1 

Lois 1). 2 April 1786; m. (i) Charles Brown, (2) Joseph Goodrich. 

Thomas, son of Moses and Mercy (Wentworth) Butler, mar- 
ried 10 March 1/57, Bridget, dau. of William and Mary (Mor- 
rell ) Gerrish. Moved to Sanford. Lieutenant in Revolution. 
Died 24 Aug. 1809. His wife died 18 Sept. 1813. 

MOSES bapt. 4 June 1758. 
WILLIAM bapt. 4 June 1758; died young. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 6 June 1760; m. 18 May 1780 Win. Chadwick, Jr. 
NATHANIEL bapt. 5 July 1761 ; m. Tabatha Joy b. 25 April 1759. See 
Hist, of Sanford, p. 416. 

THOMAS bapt. 19 June 1763; m. Olive Abbot; lived in Limerick. 
MARY m. (i) 5 Aug. 1789 Isaac Gerrish, Jr., (2) - - Cunningham. 
SARAH m. 17 April 1790 Stephen Libby. 
. EUNICE /;/. - - Hatch. 

HANNAH m. Barnabas Sawyer. Lived in Buxton. 
BRIDGET in. 12 March 1782 Wm. Heard. 
MERCY in. Jacob Stone. Lived in Sanford. 

SUSAN m. (i) - - Thurston of Wells, (2) Stephen Edgerly. 
WILLIAM m. 27 Aug. 1803 Lois Littlefield. 

Charles, son of Moses, and Mercy (Wentworth) Butler, mar- 
ried Sarah Cross of Kittery. Revolutionary soldier. Lived in 
Salmon Falls and Sanford. 

JOHN, shipmaster. Died at sea. 

JOSEPH b. 16 Jan. 1761 : m. 8 Jan. 1795 Mary Lydston of Kittery, 
Moved to Sanford. 

BKNJAMIX. shipmaster. Drowned i Nov. 1789. 

MOSES b. 2i Jan. 1766: m. (i) Abigail Pugsley, (2) Mary Pray. Res. 

JAMES m. 25 April 1802 Olive Earl. Res. Sandford and S. Berwick. 

LOVE m. 18 June 1785 Jedidiah Jenkins. 

SARAH b. 12 Feb. 1775: in. 6 Nov. 1800 Wentworth Chadbournc. 

NANCY m. 1800 Roberts. 

AiiHiAii. b. 2 Oct. 1701 ; in. d ) James Murray; (2) Joseph Littlefield. 

'His grandson. George II. Butler. M.I)., of New York City, is the 
ih"r of the Butler Gi-nealogy. which see for later generations. 



William Caswell, written also Kerswell, married Mary, dau. 
of Robert and Sarah ( Deering ) Mitchell. Their children were: 

Jonx 1). 12 Sept. 1719; m. Jane or Margery? - . Dau. Mary 

horn 10 Dec. 1742, who proh. 111. William Deering 5 April 1763. 
JAMKS h. 8 June 1721 ; m. Abigail Fcrnald. 

Ku/Ai'.KTH h. 4 Oct. 1/23; m. Nathaniel Todd. Pub. 20 Jan. 1741. 
RICUKICA h. 9 Jan. 1725; m. Richard Lamb Pub. 10 Feb. 1750-51. 
SAKAII b. 10 Dec. 1727: m. William Stevens 10 March 1747. 
HANNAH b. 23 Sept. 1730. 

James Caswell married, 17 Xov. 1/48, Abigail, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Margaret (Tripe) Fernald. The following were 
their children : 

WILLIAM bapt. 3 Jan. 1752: in. Temperance Mitchell? 
JOSHUA bapt. 23 Sept. 1751: m. Hannah Wilson. 

MARK, probably m. 2 July 1778 Mary Titcomb, (2) I July 1804 Susanna 

Joshua Caswell was a soldier of the Revolution. He married 
Hannah Wilson. 1'ub. 2 I ; eb. 1793. Children recorded were: 

MARK b. 26 July 1793: m. Lydia Trefetliren 23 Oct. 1815 ? 

SALLY 1). 15 Dec. 1794: m. Henry Sargent 3 April 1816. 

AI:K;AIL b. 5 June 1796 : m. Joseph Pickernell 23 Jan. 1814. 

CHARITY, twin to Abigail. 

HANNAH b. 20 Aug. 1801. 

SAMTKL 1). T Sept. 1803; m. Klizabeth Goodrich of York 20 Dec. 1826. 

RKTSKY b. 21 Aug. 1805. 

JOHN b. \~ Feb. 1809. 

TIMOTHY b. =; Oct. 1811. 


\\'illiam Chadbourne came in the employ of Capt. John Mason 
in 1634 with son William, who had wife Mary and dau. Mary, 
who was born in Uoston in 1044 and married John Fost of Dover, 
X. 11. William, senior, had a dau. Patience who married Thomas 
Spencer, and a son Humphrey. 

'Prepared with assistance of Mr. Seth H. Chadbourne of Dorchester, 
Mass., who has studied the genealogy of this family many year-. 


1. Humphrey Chadhourne came over in 1631 and built the 
Great House at Strawberry Bank. He settled at South Berwick 
and bought a large tract of land of Sagamore Rowles in 1643. 
He was Deputy to the General Court in 1657, and 1659, an d Asso- 
ciate Judge in 1662. Had grants of 300 acres in 1651 and 1652. 
He married Lucy. dan. of James and Katherine (Shapleigh) Tre- 
worgy and died between 25 May and 13 Sept. 1667. See Maine 
\Yills. His widow married Thomas \Yills of Kittery in 1669 and 
later Hon. Elias Stileman of Portsmouth. She died in 1708. 
Children of Humphrey Chadbourne were : 

2. HUMPHREY b. 1653; ni - Sarah Bolles. 

ALICE m. after 5 Xov. 1677 Samuel Donnell. (2) Jeremiah Moulton, 
both of York. 

CATHARINE m. Edward Lydstone. (2) James \Yaymouth. 

3. JAMES m. Elizabeth Heard. 
WILLIAM, died about 1674. Unm. 
ELIZABETH b. 1667: m. Samuel Alcock. 
LUCY m. Peter Lewis. Jr. 

2. Humphrey Chadbourne married Sarah, dau. of Joseph 
Bolles of \Yells and Cape Porpoise. She was born 20 Jan. 1657. 
He died about 1694. Children were: 

HUMPHREY b. 2 Sept. 1678; m. 6 Xov. 1712 Hannah Abbot; d. s. p. 26 
Tan. 1763. 

4. WILLIAM b. about 1683; m. Mary - . 

El IZABETH prob. m. Amos Fernald of Portsmouth? or Andrew Fer- 

MARY m. Win. Dyer i July 1708. Ch.. John Elizabeth and Joseph bapt. 
7 April 1716-7. This family settled in Biddeford, Me. 

5. JOSEPH m. Sarah Phipps. 

3. James Chadbourne married Elizabeth, dau. of James and 
Shuah Heard. He died about 1686 and his widow married 
Samuel Small. 

6. JAMES b. 29 Sept. 1684- m. Sarah Downing. 

LUCIA m. Jeremiah Calef of Portsmouth 2 Dec. 1/08. 

Fol'KTI[ ( ir.XKKATlON*. 

4. William Chadbourne married Mary - . Both were 
bapt. and owned the covenant at S. Berwick 21 Xov. 1714. 
( 'hildren \\ ere : 

7. WILLIAM b. 30 July 1714: in. Pliebe . 

<>. I'.i : \.I.\MI\ b. _'3 July 1718: in. Sarah Heard. (2) Mary Chesley. 


10. JOSEPH b. I June 1720; m. Abigail Hodsdon. 
THOMAS b. June 1723; died young. 
THOMAS b. July 1724: died young. 
ELIZABETH b. Oct. 1725; died young. 

SARAH bapt. 9 June 1728: m. (i) Ichabod Smith. (2) William Ross. 

CATHERINE bapt. 28 March 1736; died young. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 28 March 1736; d. before 1762. 

THOMAS b. 26 March 1736-7; m. 21 Jan. 1758 Hannah, dau. of Samuel 
Long of Portsmouth; d. 7 March 1810. She d. 9 April 1814. aged 79. 
8 ch. 

5. Joseph Chadhourne married, 14 Sept. 1738, Sarah, dau. 
of Thomas and Alary ( Danforth ) Phipps of Portsmouth, 
Children were : 

JOSEPH b. 3 March 1739-40; died young. 

HUMPHREY b. 13 March 1740-41 : in. 7 June 1787. widow Mary Parsons, 
d. s. p. 

THOMAS b. 30 April 1743. 

JOHN b. i April 1744. 

MARY b. 26 Feb. 1746: d. 8 Jan. 1837. Unm. 

SARAH bapt. 26 June 1748; d. 17 Xov. 1836. L'mn. 

HANNAH bnpt. 16 Xov. 1750; m. Richard Clements 14 Xov. 1771. 

OLIVE bapt. 7 June 1752; d. 18 Xov. 1831. Unm. 

LUCY bapt. 9 Jan. 1755; in. Samuel Butler. 

6. James Chadhourne married, 24 Sept. 1713. Sarah, dau. of 
Capt. John Match and wi low of Joshua Downing'. See Kidlon's 
Saco Valley Settlement p. 563. 

JAMES b. 23 May 1714: m. 6 July 1740 Bridget Knight of Portsmouth. 
JOHN b. _'3 March 1716-7; in. Dec. 1741 Mary Spinney. See Hist, of 
San ford. p. 422. 

11. SAMUEL b. 7 May 1718: in. Sarah (ioold. Pub. Xov. 1742. 
SARAH b. 3 July 1720; m. Tobias Leighton 20 June 1738. 
ELIZABETH b. 2 Feb. 1722; in. Joseph Shorey. Pub. 3 Jan. 1740-41. 
LUCIA b. 25 Oct. 1724; m. Benjamin Fernald. Pub. 21 Xov. 1744. 
JOSHUA 1). 25 June 1729: in. 27 Dec. 1750 Susanna Spinney. Lived in 

Sanford and Cornish, Me. 


7 William Chadbourne married IMiehe . who 

administered his estate in 17(11 and lived in llerwick. He had 

WILLIAM bapt. 9 Sept. 1744: in. 12 Sept. 1707 Sarah Weymouth. 
FRANCIS b. 1752: in. Olive Xeal 14 Aug. 1777. (,2) Mrs. Betsey Staples. 
HUMPHREY, lived and died in Berwick. Xo record. 


CATHERINE b. 3 Jan. 1726: m. Solomon Abbot 10 April 1755. 
ELIZABETH bapt. 27 March 1/39; m. Daniel Smith; d. 19 Sept. 1777. 
5 ch. 

MARY in. Jacob Hodsdon 23 Nov. 1/63. 

PHEBE bapt. 7 July 1/49: m. Peaslee Morrell 14 July 1768. 

JOANNA in. Isaac Morrell 28 May 1772. 

8. Humphrey. ..Chadbaurne married, i April 1742, Phebe 
Hobbs. who died in \Yaterboro, Me., 6 Aug. 1807, aged 85. He 
died at Cornish, Me.. 1 1 May 1798. Both were buried at North 

HUMPHREY b. 24 May 1744: m. Elizabeth Libby I Dec. 1768. Lived 
at X. Berwick. He d. March 21. 1792. She d. April 17. 1792. 

>. "* ,* A-*- *-. r XX. tf n ^ j ' \ A****** 

ELIZABETH b. 2 May 1740: m. Elijah"Hayes 8 Feb. 1764. 

PAUL b. <) March 1747-8: m. Joanna Yeaton 16 April 1770. 

SIMEON b. 16 April 1/50: d. 29 Oct. 1846 at Lyman, Me. A Revolu- 
tionary pensioner: m. Jan. 13. 1778. Catherine Hanscom. She d. Sept. 21, 
1778. He married (2) April 18. 1780. Elizabeth Yeaton. 

SILAS b. 8 Aug. 1752: m. April 23. 17/5. Abigail Crockett: d. 15 June 
1823. Sec Hist, of Gorham. Me. 

LEV! b. 18 April 1758: m. (i) Martha Hodsdon 24 Aug. 1779. M. (2) 
- Clough. Baptist minister. 

PHEIJE HOBBS b. 13 Sept. 1760: m. Jonathan Dana Clark Dec. 30. 1778. 

WILLIAM b. 17 Jan. 1/63: m. 2 Feb. 1786 Margery, dau. of Israel and 
Mary (Lord) Hodsdon. He d. 12 Dec. 1817. 

THOMAS b. 1754: died young. 

SARAH b. 10 March 1/56: m. Nathaniel Brackett 12 Sept. 1776. 

JAMES HOBPS b. 15 Feb. 1766; m. Dorcas Whitmorc 4 Jan. 1789. See 
Hist, of Gorham, Me. 

9. Benjamin Chadbourne married, 21 July 1742. Sarah, dau. 
of James and Alary (Roberts) Heard, (2) 10 Oct. 1751. Mary 
Cheslev of Durham. X. II. He died 16 March 1/99. 

JAMES HKARD b. 7 May 1743: d. 27 June 1743. 

MARTHA b. 26 April 1744: m. i Oct. 1768 Capt. Thomas Leigh of 

LYDIA b. 20 July 1740: m. John Haggens i May 1765. 
SARAH h.'20 July 1748: d. 24 March 1773. 
Children bv second marriage: 

JONATHAN CHESLEY b. Aug. 1752: m. Elizabeth Rollins 10 Nov. 1779. 
MARY b. 14 Feb. 1754: d. 19 Sept. 17/4. 

BEN.I \.MIN 1). 8 Xnv. 1756; m. Xv. 1781 Comfort Weeks, who d :-,. p. 
Feb. 17^4. ( _> ) Xv. ii. 1700. Eunice Greenleaf. 
GKOR<;K b. 3 June 1704: d. 21 June 1764. 


10. Joseph Chadbourne married, 25 Nov. 1/47, Abigail 
Hodsdon, (2) 19 Xov. 1762, widow Mary Hamilton, (3) Sally 
Hodsdon. He died 15 Jan. 1808. His third \vife died 31 July 

JOSEPH bapt. 26 June 1748; m. Martha Hamilton 12 Sept. 1771: d. at 
Little Falls, Me. 

PRUDENCE bapt. 7 July 1749; m. Andrew Clark, (2) Enoch Chase. 

MARY m. Nathaniel Guptil 3rd _>o Feb. 1779. 

SCAMMON m. Hannah (Juptil. Pub. 8 May 1777. Rev. soldier. M. 
(2) widow Polly ( Hodgdon ? ) 

MARK b. 1753; m. Peggy Beck of Portsmouth and lived there. 

BENJAMIX m. Mary Walker. Died in the South. Rev. Soldier. 

JAPHET, lost at sea. Unm. Rev. Soldier. 

SARAH ( ?) 

11. Samuel Chadbourne married Sarali Goold. Published 
6 Xov. 1742. He died in the army 27 Oct. 1758. Children: 

MARY m. Thomas Hardison 2 Dec. 1756? 

SAMUEL, moved to Wells. Revolutionary soldier. 

LUCY bapt. 2(1 July 1751: m. prob. Daniel Libby, Jr., 4 Aug. 17/4; d. 
i Nov. 1790. 

BENJAMIN b. 2 April 1757: in. Lucy Riggs of Portland. Taken pris- 
oner at Ticonderoga and d. of small pox. 5 ch. 

Perhaps others. 


Rev. Samuel Chandler was born in Lexington, Mass., 16 Feb. 
1766. His father. John, was born 26 Xov. 1731 and married, 12 
Julv 1757. Beulah Merriam. He was one of the Spartan band led 
by Capt. 1'arker in 1775. lie died 22 Xov. 1810. and his wife 
died 9 Feb. 1813. |ohn was son of Samuel Chandler, born 19 
Oct. 1704. grandson of Samuel and Dorcas (Buss) Chandler, 
great grandson of Roger and Mary ( Svmonds ) Chandler of Con- 
curd. Mass. 

Rev. Samuel Chandler married, 30 May 1703, Lydia. dau. of 
Rev. Alpheus and Sarah ! Frost) Spring. He died 8 Aug. 1829. 
She died in Columbia. Me 1 ., 31 Aug. 1851. aged 76 years. 
Children were : 

MARY ANN m. 14 Oct. 1813. Dr. Caleb Finery of Fliot. 
Ai.riiEus STRING bapt. (> March 1700; physician at Columbia. Me. 
HANNAH LEE bapt. 18 March 1700; m. 10 March 1819 James W. 



\Yilliam Chandler, mariner, from Bedford, Count}* Kent, 
Engv, married, at Portsmouth, X. H., 22 Dec. 1/14, Elizabeth 
Lucy. Estate administered by son William in 1/47. Children 
were : 

WILLIAM; pub. to Mary Pope \2 May 1739. Estate administered in 


MARY. pub. to John Marr 15 May 1742. 




THOMAS; m. Jane Marr. 


CATHERINE, pub. to Benjamin Rand of Rye, X. H.. 6 Aug. 1/49. 

Jo H N . 

Thomas Chandler m. Jane. dau. of John and Catherine 
( Surplus ) Marr and had the following children : 

THOMAS b. about 1754. 

CATHERINE b. 15 July 1755: m. Josiali Weeks Fernald 13 Sept. 1787. 

JOHN b. 15 Oct. 1/58; m. Olive of Arundel and lived in Saco. 

MARY b. about 1760; m. Wm. Parker of Lynn 25 Jan. 1785. 

HANNAH b. 25 Sept. 1765: m. Elihu Fernald 18 Jan. 1786-7. 

ALUT. (Elsie) b. about 1768: m. Thomas Rogers. (2) Nathan Dame. 

BENJAMIN b. 16 Oct. 1772; m. 20 Oct. 1799 Martha Gilkey of Gorham, 

EI.I/AHETH b. April 1775; m. Capt. Samuel Fernald 19 July 1791; d. 20 
Nov. 1815. 

Joseph Chandler b. in Kittery 20 Oct. i/4/. m. 16 June 1/74 
Margaret, dau. of Samuel and Alice (Fernald) Gunnison. He 
had a brother. Eliphalet, who m. widow Hannah Seavey, Oct. 
17.^2. in Saco. Cf. Old Eliot II. X. 152. Their father, as tra- 
dition says, was killed by In lians. \Yas he the \Yilliam Chandler 
who m. Mary Pope? 

John, son of Thomas Chandler, m. Olive - , who was b. 
in Arundel S Aug. 1/67. Lived in Saco. He d. 13 June 1825. 
Children were. 

. THOMAS b. 20 April 1786. 

MOSKS STKVKNS b. 15 April 1788: lust at >ea in 1814. 
( )LIVE S. b. 5 Feb. 1791. 

JOHN b. / IVc. 1703: m. Sarah W. Fernald. 
J.\\K b. 13 Oct. 1796. 

AM ) HER FA M I LI ES 317 

BATHSHKHA b. 11 Aug. 1799. 
BENJAMIN 1>. 30 Jan. 1803; d. 30 April 1848. 
EI.I/ABKTII FKK\AI.I> 1>. 22 June 1806. 
MAKTHA b. 2(1 July 1809. 

John Chandler, b. in Saco 7 Dec. 1793, m. 5 April 1813, Sarah 
\Y. Fcrnald of Kittery, dan. of Joseph '\Yeeks and Catharine 
(Chandler) Eernald. lie died 19 ^\ov. 1825. Children: 

OI.IVK JANK b. 30 Nov. i8f3: d. 9 March 1839. 
CATHERINE FKKNALD b. 24 May 1816; d. 22 Jan. 1844. 
SAKAH b. 8 May 1820; in. 8 March 1846 - - Cleaves; d. 9 June 


JOHN b. 19 Aug. 1822: d. 31 Dec. 1822. 

BETSEY b. 23 March 1824: m. Mark T. Holt; d. 27 Oct. 1869. 


Xathaniel. son of Edward and Mary (Symonds) Chapman 
of Ipswich, Mass., married, 30 Dec. 1674, Mary Welborn. He 
was a honsewright and settled in what is now Eliot about 1700. 
Children were : 

F.U/AUETH ? in. Joseph \Yilson 27 Aug. 1707. 

MERCY? m. Adrian Frye 8 June 1705. 

JOHN m. Rachel Ingersoll. 

MARY? in. John Lord 26 Dec. 1716. 

ABIGAIL in. 11 Feb. 1723-4 John Bridges, (2) Joseph Muzzeet. 

EDWARD b. 14 April 1702 ; see below. 

John Chapman married, 10 March 1710, Rachel, dau. of John 
and Deborah ((nmnison) Ingersoll and lived east of Spruce 
Creek. Children were: 

JOHN b. 14 Feb. 1710-11; m. Martha Rice. Published II March 1731-2. 
Widow in 1754 with ch. Martha. Rachel and Anne. 

\\~F[.Lr,OKN b. 20 Xov. 1712 d. before 1735. 

ABRAM b. 14 April 1714; m. 16 Sept. 1741 Elizabeth Ellis in Ports- 
mouth, X. H. Cf. Hist, of Kennebunkport, p. 233. Had dau. Elizabeth 
bapt. 24 Oct. 1741. 

MARY b. 4 Feb. 1715-16; m. Thomas Main? 

ISAAC b. 9 Jan. 1717-18; pub. to Jane Wentworth 15 Aug. 1741: m. 
Mercy Grace 22 Dec. 1763 and had son Isaac bapt. in 1st parish 24 Nov. 
1765: Abraham bapt. 18 May 1766; Katie bapt. 5 July 1768; and George 
bapt. 27 Sept. 1777. 

JACOB b. i March 1719-20: d. April 1720. 


Edward, son of Nathaniel Chapman, married, 28 Oct. 1725, 
Abigail Broughton of Portsmouth, (2) Elizabeth Libby. Pub. 
2 Sept. 1738. He was then of Biddeford. He died in 1751. 
See Me. \Yills, p. 675. Children were : 

ABIGAIL 5 Nov. 1727; m. Anthony Bracket! ? 
EDWARD I). 5 May 1731 ; m. Elinor Small 13 April 1751. 
WILLIAM b. 2 Jan. 1733-4; n t named in father's will. 
NATHANIEL bapt. April 1729; prob. died young. 

Isaac Chapman of Kittery, will 27 Xov. 1789 18 Dec. 1789, 
names wife Mercy, sons Isaac, George, William, dau. "Cata" 
(Katy), and Polly Grace, dau. of Susanna Grace. 


Rev. Josiah Chase, born at Xewbury, Mass., 20 Xov. 1713, 
died 26 Dec. 1778. His wife Sarah died 23 Oct. 1799. Children 
were : 

BPADSTREET 1). 19 Jan. 1743-4: pub. to Mary Sheaf of Newcastle April 

JOSIAH b. 16 April 1746. 

THOMAS b. 14 Aug. 1747; m. Sarah Dennett. 

JOHN 1). 15 June 1749; m. Hannah Dennett 17 Aug. 1775; d. n Dec. 

COTTOX b. 21 Fel). 1750-51. 

SIMOX 1). 8 Jan. 1754. Probably lived in Wells, Me. 

SALLY b. 31 May 1757. 

Thomas Chase married Sarah, dau. of John and Mary 
(Tetherly) Dennett. 7 Jan. 1778. She died 6 April 1817. He 
died 22 Dec. 1828. Children: 

JOSHUA T. 1>. 6 July 1778: m. 18 July 1792, Nancy, dau. of Rev. Joseph 
Litchfield and had a son. Dr. Charles Chase of the Navy. 

POLLY b. 11 April 1779; m. Thomas Jackson of Portsmouth 13 Aug. 

SALLY b. 27 Jan. 1781. 

THOMAS b. 13 Sept. 1788. 

NAXCY b. 16 March 1792. 

knit 1). 2~ Oct. 1790: m. Dennis Shapleigh. 



Charles, son of Rev. Charles Chauncy, D.D., of Boston, 
graduated at Harvard in 1748 and settled at Kittery Point. He 
married. (1)21 May 1756, Mary, dau. of Richard and Eunice 
(Curtis) Cutts, (2) i July 1760, Joanna Gerrish. Children: 

CHARLES b. 22 April 1761 ; d. 10 Sept. 1789. 
ISAAC' 1). 14 Jan. 1763: lost at sea 11 March 1792. Unm. 
SARAH b. 12 Feb. 1765; m. John Moore. 

SAMUEL b. 12 May 1767: m. 1795. Betsey, dau. of Col. Eliphalet Ladd. 
One son d. unm. 

ELIZABETH HIRST b. n July 1769: m. Jeremiah Clarke of York. 

MARY b. 9 April 1771. 

JOAXXA b. 26 Feb. 1773: m. Edward Parry. Jr., of Portsmouth: d. 1800. 

ANDREW b. 23 Nov. 1774. 

JANE b. 6 April 1776. 

SHIPLEY b. 25 Aug. 1777. 

LUCY b. 20 Oct. 1778; m. William Yeaton of Portsmouth. 

ROBERT b. 8 Dec. 1779. 

MARIA b. 30 May 1782. 


Thomas Chick \vas on a coroner's jury in Berwick in 1668. 
He married, about 12 May 1674. Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas and 
Patience (Chaclbourne) Spencer. She was a widow before 1687 
and married Nicholas Turbet in 1693. Two sons are mentioned. 

RICHARD m. Martha LorcK 
THOMAS m. - . 

Richard, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Spencer) Chick, mar- 
ried, ii July 1702, Martha, dau. of Xathan and Martha (Tozier) 
Lord. Had a grant of land in 1699. His will, made 19 Dec. 
1735, was probated 19 Sept. 1737. Wife survived him. He 
lived in upper Eliot. Children were : 

MARY m. Christopher Huntress of Xewington. Int. Rec. 26 Oct. 1724. 
RICHARD m. Bethiah Gould 19 Jan. 1728. Dau. Mary bapt. July 1737. 
THOMAS m. Martha Breeden. Int. Rec. 3 Oct. 1/30. 
JOSHUA m. Mary Davis Jan. 1733-4. 

YVixNEERKD m. Dodavah Bickford of Xewington. Int. Rec. 13 Oct. 

ELIZABETH m. Noah Emery 22 Jan. 1722; d. 15 Jan. 1739-40. 

MARTHA m. - Bickford. 

NATHAN m. Mary Small. Int. Rec. 8 Jan. 1742. 


Thomas, son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Spencer) Chick, 
married - . Had a grant in 1699. Died before 1733. 

Two sons are mentioned. 

MOSES m. Esther - . Both bapt. and dau. Abigail 25 Feb. 1737-8. 

A A KOX m. Elizabeth, dan. of Samuel Clark of Portsmouth. Ch., Eliz- 
abeth bapt. 25 June 1741 ; Aaron bapt. 23 March 1741-2, in. 17 Dec. 1763 
Mary Keays and had ch. Betsey, Molly, Adah, Hannah, Aaron, William, 
Moses, John and Mercy: Agnes bapt. 22 April 1744; Samuel bapt. n April 


MAKV m. 22 June 1717 John Randall of Berwick? 


Henry Child married Sarah, dau. of Richard and Sarah 
Xason. and had a daughter Sarah b. 26 Oct. 1680. They had also 
son William, whose birth is unrecorded. He was killed by 
Indians 29 Sept. 1691. His widow married, 10 Xov. 1685, J onn 
Hoyt, afterward of Xewington, X. H. They had daughter, Mary 
Hoyt, b. 2 May 1697. 

William Child had wife Elizabeth in 1714. He died before 
1725. Children bapt. at South Berwick were: 

SARAH b. i Sept. 1713: m. Philip Door before 1729. 
HENRY b. 7 Aug. 1718. 

RICHARD bapt. 17 Jan. 1724-5. He had dau. Mary bapt. 22 Dec. 1741. 
WILLIAM bapt. 17 Jan. 1724-5; m. Sarah dau. of George Brawn. Ch., 
Elizabeth bapt. 1743-4. ' m d William bapt. 26 Aug. 1746. 


Several disconnected Clark families appear in old Kittery. 
Edward Clark and wife Mary lived on Crooked Lane in 1672. 
He died before 1677. Sarah, daughter of Edward Clark, mar- 
ried James Harmon of York in 1659. 

John Clark of Portsmouth and wife Elizabeth bought and 
sold land on Spruce Creek in 1670. 

Elisha Clark and wife Sarah appear in Court "for not fre- 
quenting the public worship of God on the Lord's day," in July 
1696. His wife was daughter of John and Martha Taylor. (See 
Maine Wills, p. 139.) He was living in Dover in 1730 and 1739. 


(Sec Miss Thompson's Landmarks of Ancient Dover p. 42.) 
Children recorded in Kittery : 

KATHERINE b. 25 Nov. 1691; John b. 20 April 1694, m. Judith - ; 
Sarah b. 9 Jan. 1696; Abijah b. 7 Sept. 1699; Elisha b. 16 May 1702; Josiah 
b. 20 Feb. 1704, m. 21 April 1725 Mary Wingate; Solomon b. 17 April 
1707-8; Stephen b. 10 Jan. 1709-10; d. 26 Oct. 1716. 

The children of John and Judith Clark were Stephen b. 22 Aug. 1723; 
Mary b. 28 Feb. 1725; Sarah b. 16 Feb. 1727; Elizabeth b. 28 Jan. 1729; 
Judith b. 16 Aug. 1730; John b. n April 1733; Katherine b. 19 Oct. 1735. 
Judith Clark was a widow in 1737. 

The following' children of George Clark were baptized at 
South Uenvick. Did he marrv Agnes, dan. of Benjamin Libby? 

GEORCE bapt. 22 June 1729: Benjamin bapt. 22 June 1729; Matthew 
bapt. 4 July 1731: Elisha bapt. 10 Aug. 1732; James bapt. 17 Nov. 1734; 
and Mary bapt. / Aug. 1737. 

\\illiam, perhaps son of Hanniel and Mary (Gutterson) Clark 
of Haverhill, Mass., and Joyce Clark, owned the covenant at 
S. Berwick April 1/24. The following children were baptized: 

THAN" and JAMES 8 Nov. 1733. The last two may belong to the family of 
William and Ruth, below. 

Eleazer Clark and wife Rachel (Goodwin?) owned the cove- 
nant at South Berwick 28 March 1741-2. Their children were 
baptized as follows: 

STEPHEX and SARAH 30 March 1741-2; ELEAZER 22 July 1742; RACHEL 
17 April 1745: Axx 30 Dec. 1746; EUNICE 17 May 1751. 

The children of William and Ruth were baptized as follows 
at South Berwick : 

HANNIEL 23 June 1737; AMY 13 Jan. 1741-2: MARY 30 Dec. 1746; 
DELIVERANCE 5 Oct. 1748; JOANNA 28 Sept. 1750; WILLIAM 10 June 1753. 

Joseph Clark and Mary Davis of Haverhill were married 18 
Aug. 1685. He was born 6 March 1653 and was son of Edward 
and Dorcas ( Bosworth) Clark of Haverhill, Mass. Their 
children were Hannah b. 29 Oct. 1685; Joseph b. 6 Sept. 1687; 
Jonathan b. 25 March 1690; d. 20 Nov. 1690: Ephraim b. 18 Aug. 
1694: Tabitha b. i Dec. 1696; David b. 21 Aug. 1699; and 
Nathaniel b. 25 Feb. 1702-3. (See Hist. Mem. of Dover p. 305.) 

David Clark, above named, is thought to have been the one 
who settled in Kitterv. No other David Clark has been found 


who so well fits the facts. "Mercy Clark, wife of David," was 
one of the early members of the church in Eliot. David Clark 
married (2) Hannah, widow of Bartholomew Frost, 12 Jan. 
1723-4. His son Xathaniel was administrator of his estate 4 
April 1761. Children: 

NATHANIEL b. 20 Dec. 1724: m. Abigail Dennett. 
HANNAH b. 7 Dec. 1726; d. 29 June 1736. 
RACHEL b. 5 Feb. 1728-9; d. 15 July 1736. 
ELIZABETH b. 5 Feb. 1728-9. 
DAVID b. 4 Feb. 1733; d. 29 June 1736. 

Nathaniel, son of David Clark, married, 21 Dec. 1749, Abigail, 
dau. of Ebenezer and Abigail (Hill) Dennett. He died 5 Oct. 
1807. She b. 29 May 1727 and d. 21 Sept. 1820. Children were: 

DAVID b. 9 July 1750. Settled in Limerick, Me.; m. Lydia Dennett, 
his cousin, 3 Oct. 1773. 

EBENEZER b. 6 Jan. 1752: m. Anne Hanscom n Nov. 1778. Settled in 
Limington, Me. 

NATHANIEL b. 14 April 1754: m. Sarah Pepperrell Frost 21 Oct. 1779. 
Settled in Hollis. Me. He d. 8 Aug. 1832. 

EPHRAIM b. 14 May 1756; m. Lucy Small 7 Aug. 1785. 

ABIGAIL b. 10 April 1758; m. Isaac Frost of Berwick. 

HANNAH b. 17 Nov. 1760; m. Clements; d. 28 June 1785. 

MARY b. 10 March 1/63; m. Joshua Small. 

SAMUEL b. 5 Feb. 1766; m. Lydia Cutts. 

JOHN b. 14 Jan. 1771: settled in Hollis, Me.; in. Mary Cutts 29 Jan. 

Ephraim, son of Xathaniel and Abigail (Dennett) Clark, 
married 7 Aug. 1785, Lucy, dau. of Joshua Small of Scarborough, 
Me. She was born 17 Feb. 1763. Their children were born in 
Limington. Me. 

NATHANIEL b. 24 Dec. 1785; d. 6 March 1850; m. (i) 13 Oct. 1808 
Martha Small, (2) Mrs. Mary G. Adams Small. 

SAMUEL b. 28 Sept. 1788; m. Harriet Sumner 15 Aug. 1818. 

JOHN b. 24 Jan. 1791: m. Dec. 1814 Sally Hicks; d. 3 Sept. 1871 at 
Baldwin. Me. 

MARY b. 14 July 1793: m. 1824 Joshua Emery; d. 1881. 

EDWARD b. 9 Aug. 1795; in. Abigail Hicks; d. 1871. 

EPHRAIM b. 6 April 1797. Unm. d. 3 Oct. 1817. 

LUCY b. 22 July 1799; d. 14 March 1887. Unm. 

ELLIOT b. 3 Jan. 1802; d. 23 Sept. 1803. 

ASENATH b. 26 Aug. 1804: in. Oct. 1852 George Douglass; d. 1884. 

ELLIOT b. 25 May 1807; d. 25 Sept. 1826. ' 


Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Dennett) Clark, 
married, 21 Oct. 1779, Sarah Pepperrell Frost, dau. of Charles 
and Sarah (Raynes) Frost, who was born 28 July 1757, and died 
9 Fel). 1846. He lived in Hollis, Me., and died 8 Aug. 1832. 
Children were : 

CHARLES b. 23 Jan. 1780; m. Betsey Patterson 9 Jan 1809. 
SARAH FROST b. 4 March 1781 ; m. Caleb Locke 17 March 1802. 
NATHANIEL b. 16 Oct. 1785; m. Betsey Frost 13 Oct. 1811. 
HANNAH b. 6 Oct. 1789; m. John Gilpatrick. 
MARY b. 9 April 1796; m. John Smith. 

Samuel, son of Nathaniel and Abigail (Dennett) Clark, mar- 
ried, 15 Dec. 1793, Lydia, dau. of Robert and Lydia (Fernald) 
Cutts. He died 10 March 1816. She died 26 Oct. 1838, aged 73 
years, 2 months, 18 days. 

POLLY b. 8 Aug. 1794; d. 23 Nov. 1869. Unm. 

OLIVER b. 16 Oct. 1798; m. Paulina H. Fry. 

NATHANIEL b. 23 Nov. 1798; m. Charlotte Ham. Settled in Dover, 
N. H. 

ROBERT, twin to Nathaniel, m. Polly Dearborn. Lived at Eppingham, 
N. H. 

NABHY b. 2 Feb. 1801 ; d. 12 May 1804. 

SAMI/EL 1). 8 July 1803; d. 19 Sept. 1860. Unm. 

MARGERY b. 8 July 1803 ; d. 20 Oct. 1819. 

JOHN b. 27 Jan. 1806; m. Mary Low of Wells, (2) - Libby. Died 
in Lowell, Mass. 

Oliver, son of Samuel and Lydia (Cutts) Clark, married, 23 
Dec. 1821, Paulina Hammond Fry, dau. of Tobias and Grace 
(Remick) Fry. She was born 24 Sept. 1800 and died 29 Feb. 
1872. He died 6 Sept. 1851. He lived in Eliot. Was Repre- 
sentative in the Legislature and a Methodist class-leader. 

EDWIN b. 3 June 1823; m. Huldah Getchell of Springvale, Me.; d. in 
Brookline, Mass. 

ELBRIDGE b. 28 Aug. 1825 ; m. Sarah Maria, dau. of Nathaniel Bartlett. 
Soe Bartlett. 

Ax.x AUGTSTA b. 28 April 1828; m. George E. Stearns of Milbury, 

SAMUEL b. 10 Aug. 1830; m. 11 Jan. 1863 Ellen Josephine, dau. of 
Dependence and Jane (Goodwin) Shapleigh, b. i Dec. 1841. Ch., Arrabell 
Shapleigh, b. 18 Jan. 1866; Everett Oliver b. 24 Jan. 1868, d. n Jan. 1877; 
Frank Raymond b. 6 Dec. 1877. 

JOHN HENRY b. 6 Nov. 1832: m. Jennie Dow. Res. Worcester, Mass. 

ALBERT b. i Jan. 1835; d. 2 Dec. 1871. 

EMILY ELI/.ABETH 1). 6 Nov. 1837: m. Win. O., son of Dr. Win. O. 
Jones of Eliot. 



Dr. Edmund, son of Hon. Nathaniel Coffin, was born in New- 
bury, Mass., 19 March 1708. His father, born 22 March 1669, 
was son of Tristam Coffin, born in 1632, who was son of Tristam 
born 1609 in Brixam Parish, Plymouth, Eng. Dr. Coffin 
removed to what is now Eliot about 1730 and commenced prac- 
tice as a physician. He married, 15 Nov. 1732, Shuah, dau. of 
Nathan Bartlett. Children : 

EDWARD b. 18 Nov. 1733; d. 17 Jan. 1735. 

PHEHE b. 15 March 1734-5; m - David Lord 6 Dec. 1759. 

EDMUND b. 3 Nov. 1736; d. 2 May 1758. 

NATHANIEL b. 25 Aug. 1738; m. . Ch., Edmund b. 13 July 

1769; Hephzibah b. 13 Nov. 1771 ; Mary b. 12 Jan. 1774; Apphia b. 6 Nov. 
1776; John Norton b. 21 May 1778. 

SARAH b. i July 1740; m. James Hill i Jan. 1761. 

JAXE b. 13 Eel). 1742-3: m. John Dennet. Pub. 9 July 1763. 

JAMES b. n July 1745; m. Martha McLellan 17 Nov. 1768. Lived in 

MARY b. 12 Sept. 1747; m. Waldron Kennison I Jan. 1772. 

NATHAN b. 28 Aug. 1749: m. Dorcas Bartlett 20 June 1776. 

ENOCH b. 19 June 1751 ; d. 9 Sept. 1761. 

JOHN b. 8 Sept. 1753: d. n May 1756. 

SHUAH b. 31 May 1756. 

APPHIA b. 17 May 1759. 


Nicholas Cole, aged 73, deposed, 23 July 1729. that 55 years 
before he lived with Roger Plaisted.A Nicholas Cole of Wells, 
perhaps his son, was killed by Indians n May 1704. Thomas, 
son of Nicholas Cole, and wife Abigail, were killed by Indians 24 
June 1696. The Coles were numerous in Wells and Saco. 

Thomas Cole of Kittery, parentage unknown, married Martha, 
dau. of Christian Remick. Estate adm. by widow Lydia in 1725. 
Various deeds and wills show the following children : 

DANIEL. Lived in Eastlinm. Mass. Made will about 1760. 
HANNAH. Unm. Made will in 1767. Lived in Portsmouth. 

1. ABNER m. Patience Spinney, 13 Oct. 1731. 

2. APAHEL m. Lvdia . 


REMICK m. 2 Nov. 1732, Hannah, dau. of John and Hannah (Preble) 
Burrill, h. in York 27 June 1695. Was a mariner, of Kittery, in 1741. 
JERUSHA m. 1731 David Spinney. 
CHARITY in. - - Fernald before 30 April 1759. 
ABIEL. Will, 1759. names dau. Susanna Tripe dec'd. 

3. ROBERT. See below. 


1. Ahner Colo married, 13 Oct. 1731, Patience, dau. of 
Samuel and Margaret (Shepherd) Spinney. Both died in 1791. 
His estate was divided in 1792. The following children are 
recorded : 

ABNER 1). o Xov. 1734. Not named in division. 
MARY b. 20 Dec. 1736; m. David Pope 24 Aug. 1772. 
SAMUEL b. 10 April 1739. Rev. soldier. Not named in division. 
TIMOTHY b. 25 April 1/42; d. leaving heirs, Josiah and Patience, who 
m. Rutter of Biddeford. 

JOSIAH 1). 7 Nov. 1744. Not named in division. 

JOSEPH b .12 Dec. 1746. Not named in division. 

Or.EDiAii 1). 12 Jan. 1749. Settled in Cornish. 

SfSAN'XAii b. 15 March 1749: in. John Remick 14 Jan. 1773. 

ELEANOR m. John Cole 30 May 1787. 

2. Children of Asahel and Lvdia ( ) Cole, who appear 
to have moved to Cornish. 

RICHARD b. 8 Aug. 1738. 
MIRIAM b. 25 Feb. 1740. 
LYDIA b. 19 Oct. 1743. 
JKKUSHA b. 21 April 1746. 
EuzAiiETH b. 30 June 1748. 
ABIGAIL b. 17 July 1750. 

3. Robert Cole (See Me. Wills p. 507) married, 22 Nov. 

1726, Phebe Shepherd, (2) Martha , (3) 22 Jan. 1765, 

Mrs. Ann Cottle, (4) Oct. 1775, Mrs. Agnes Weeks. Will, 1784, 
names wife Agnes and following children: 

ROBERT, witnessed a deed in 1745: named in will. Pub. to Mary Pen- 
dexter of Arundel 29 Sept. 1750. 

K/RA bapt. 14 April 1751 : m. Charity - . Ch., Joanna bapt. 22 
July 1/64, Ezra bapt. 28 Sept. 1766. 

Rr.Mic'K born about 1740. bapt. 14 April 1751: m. 1762 and 1. in Wells. 
10 ch. 

WILLIAM bapt. 14 April 1751: pub. to Elizabeth Burdean 22 Aug. 1761; 
d. before 1784. leaving heirs. 

4. IcHAisoi) bapt. 14 April 1751 ; m. Elizabeth Gowell. 


5. JOHN bapt. 14 April 1751 ; m. Elinor Cole. 

PHEBE bapt. 14 April 1751 ; m. Spinney. 

MARY, named in will ; m. Wilson. 

THOMAS d. before 1784, leaving widow Dolly and ch. Robert, Betsey 
and Sally, all under 14 years of age. 

SIMEON d. before 1784. leaving a daughter. 


4. Ichabod Cole, married, 8 Nov. 1770, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Capt. John Gowell. She died in Oct. 1834, aged about 85. 
Children were : 

JOHN GOWELL b. 2 Sept. 1772; unm. Drowned in the Pascataqua about 

6. ICHABOD b. 23 Nov. 1773; m. widow Ann Varney. 
ELIZABETH b. 22 June 1776; m. 1799, Daniel Staples. 
NABBY b. 24 Oct. 1778; m. Joshua Cottle. 

ELI b. 26 March 1781 : m. 2 Sept. 1804 Sally Libby. Ch., Eli, James 
Madison. Woodbury who m. 25 Nov. 1841 Mary Jane Spinney, Sarah L., 
who m. Thomas Staples in 1842, and Ann who m. Reuben Frost 12 May 


MARY b. 8 May 1783; m. Simon Staples. 

7. ROBERT b. 24 Oct. 1785; m. Rachel Remick 20 May 1809. 
NANCY b. 19 July 1788; m. Simon Staples. 

WILLIAM b. i March 1791 ; m. Polly Brooks 24 May 1820. 

5. John Cole married Elinor, dau. of Abrier Cole, 30 May 
1787. He died 18 June 1832. She died 23 Dec. 1836. 

PATIENCE b. 28 Aug. 1788; m. Nicholas Spinney. 

JOHN b. 2 July 1790; m. Mercy D. Carter 20 March 1825. d. s. p. 

ROSANNA b. 14 July 1792; m. John Dame. Lived in Salem, Mass. 

8. AHNER b. 17 Oct. 1794; m. 21 Dec. 1828 Esther D. Spinney. 
EPHRAIM b. 2 Sept. 1797. Went to West Indies and never returned. 
LYDIA N. b. 13 Nov. 1799: m. Win. T. Pettegrew 24 Aug. 1826. 
ELINOR OLIVE b. 29 Dec. 1802; m. another Nicholas Spinney, 10 Feb. 



6. Ichabod, son of Ichabod Cole, married, 23 Nov. 1806, 
Anna, widow of Elijah Varney and dau. of William and Mary 
(Gowell) Brooks. He died in Eliot 20 June 1832. Children 
were : 

Ai, died young. 

LEVI m. 27 June 1831. Elizabeth Hanscom and was lost at sea 5 April 
1838. Widow m. James M. Welch in 1843. Ch. of Levi Cole were Ai 


who died leaving only a dau., Andrew J., who lives in Newington, N. H., 
and John R., who lives in Eliot and has two sons, Ichabod and Frank. 
9. ICHABOD b. 12 July 1818; m. Mary K. Tetherly. 

SAMUEL in. Sarah Ann Tetherly 30 Oct. 1842; d. 22 Nov. 1900. Sons 
Henry C. and Samuel E. 

MARY m. William R. Dixon 26 Nov. 1829. 

LYDIA ANN b. 12 Jan. 1816: d. 19 Aug. 1834. Unm. 

7. Robert, son of Ichabod Cole, married, 20 May 1809, 
Rachel, dau. of Isaac and- Martha (Staples) Remick. Children 
were : 

POLLY m. John H. Fernald 6 June 1830. 

NANCY m. Jotham Jellison 22 May 1836. 


LUCY Axx m. John Nelson. 21 Oct. 1838. 


LYDIA D. m. Isaac D. Brooks. Pub. 28 Nov. 1841. 

CHARLES, drowned. Unm. 

8. Abner, son of John and Elinor Cole, married, 21 Dec. 1828, 
Esther D., dau. of John and Abbie ( ) Spinney. He died 
25 March 1877. She was born m 1797 and died 27 June 1868. 
Children were : 

ELEANOR b. 6 Oct. 1829: died same day. 

SARAH Axx b. 8 Sept. 1830: m. Samuel A. Littlefield; d. 4 April 1888. 

ErHRAiM J. b. 28 Nov. 1831 : m. 29 June 1853 Elizabeth Button, dau. 
of Samuel and Permelia Decatur. Ch., Ephraim P. b. 20 Feb. 1854, m. 
Abbie A. Young 20 Nov. 1898 : and Isabella F. b. 26 Nov. 1859, m. Richard 
J. Remick 22 July 1877. 

AUGUSTA MORRILL b. 31 July 1833; m. George Hutchings : d. 11 June 

ISABEL M. b. 31 May 1835; m. John Gentleman. 

AHXEK 1). 31 Dec. 1836: d. 15 Oct. 1844. 

WILLIAM H. b. 5 Jan. 1843: d. 23 Jan. 1862. 


9. Ichabod. son of Ichabod Cole. b. 12 July 1818, married, 25 
Nov. 1845, Mary K.. dau. of Charles and Rebecca (Spinney) 
Tetherly. She died 19 Nov. 1892. He is living in Eliot. 
Children : 

GKOK<;E C. b. 12 Sept. 1842: in. 4 July 1871. Ellen Brooks. No ch. 
ICHAKOD b. 18 July 1844. Unm. 

FRANK b. 10 Nov. 1846: m. 30 Dec. 1868 Emily Brooks. 2 sons and I 


CHARLES H. b. 30 Jan. 1849; m. April 1869 Ariana Dixon. 3 daus. 
ANNA b. 15 Aug. 1851 ; m. 14 Nov. 1869 Charles H. Dixon. 
SUSAN REBECCA b. 12 July 1856: m. Nov. 1880 Joshua M. Vaughan of 

HANNIBAL H. b. 30 Dec. 1853: m. 26 Dec. 1894, Arvilla Dixon. 

JOHN H. b. 17 Sept. 1859. Unm. 

FLORENCE b. 12 Sept. 186.2; m. Nov. 1892 John Grant of Portsmouth. 

A John Cole married. 23 Sept. 1700, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Robert and Hannah (White) Allen. See York Deeds, VIII. 
5, 14. He had a grant of 30 acres in 1703. Was a blacksmith. 
No record of his family. The following may have been his son. 

John Cole married, 24 Oct. 1728, Elizabeth Hill, perhaps 
<~ J au. of David and Anne (Adams-Couch) Hill. Children 
recorded : 

SAMUEL b. 13 July 1733. 

JOHN b. 23 Nov. 1735. 

ABIGAIL ;>. n June 1738; d. 25 Jan. 1743. 

WILLIAM b. 26 Jan. 1740: m. 10 Sept. 1761, Elizabeth Burdean. Ch., 
Hannah. John. Mary and Timothy, all bapt. 12 Dec. 1769. John and Wil- 
liam bapt. i March 1775. and Nathan bapt. 2 March 1783. 

MARY b. 18 Nov. 1744. 

ABIGAIL b. 4 Aug. 1747. 

TOBIAS b. 5 Jan. 1753. 

REBECCA COLE, parents unknown, b. 5 July 1737. m. William Gowell. 
ELI COLE soldier of the Revolution, b. 1758. m. Olive Wilson. 19 Feb. 
1778 and d. in Buxton 13 Dec. 1832. Widow Olive aged 81 in 1836. 
M. 23 April 1797. Benjamin Marden and Hannah Cole. 


Ebenezer Cooper had a grant in 1673. Alexander Cooper 
had a grant in 1671. He died u Pel). 1683-4. leaving one son. 

John Cooper, born 1667. married. 13 Dec. 1691. Sarah, dau. 
of Xathan and Martha ( Everett ) Lord and lived in what is now 
South Uerwick. Children: 

ALEXANDER b. _>8 Dec. 1697. 

JOHN b. 7 Oct. 1702; m. Mary (Goodwin) Lord. 
SARAH b. 29 Jan. 1704: in. Noah Emery 30 Oct. 1740. 
EiiENE/CEk bapt. 3 May 1707-8. 


John Cooper married Marv, widow of Richard Lord, Jr., and 
clan, of Thomas and Mehitahle ( I'laisted) (iooclwin. Children: 

SARAH bapt. 14 Pel). 1741-2. 

ALEXANDER bapt. 18 Aug. 1745; m. Patience Goodwin 31 Dec. 1767. 

MARY bapt. 21 March 1746-7: ni. Moses Warren 27 Nov. 1765. 

DANIEL bapt. 25 May 1749; in. Mary Warren 2 Dec. 1773. 

JOHN perhaps. He had ch. Sarah and Elinor, bapt. at South Berwick. 


Joseph, son of William Couch of Cornwall, Eng., was appren- 
ticed to John I>ray 30 March 1662. He married Joanna, dau. of 
the first Roger Deering. She witnessed a deed in 16/7 and is not 
mentioned again. The inventory of his estate was returned 22 
Jan. 1/13, by widow Catherine and son Roger. Children: 

JOSEPH in. Anne Adams, dau. of Christopher. Had dau. Mary b. 3 
Jan. 1696, who m. James Spinney 28 Dec. 1718. Widow Anne Couch m. 
(2) 25 Oct. 1710, David Hill in Portsmouth, and (3) Nicholas Weeks. 

WILLIAM m. Elizabeth . \Yas of Newbury in 1724 and then sold 
land in Kittery that belonged to his father. Joseph Couch. John Norton 
of Kittery quitclaimed all right to said land. William Couch. Jr., of New- 
bury m. Lydia Mitchell of Kittery. 

ROGKR in. Bridget, dau. of John and Susanna Bickford of Newington, 
N. H., who was b. 30 July 1685. She was made administratrix of his 
estate 5 Jan. 1719 and m. Roger Mitchell 17 Aug. 1720. By first marriage 
she had William, named in a deed as minor in 1/25, probably Joseph bapt. 
18 Sept. 1715 and of Newbury in 1730. and John bapt. 15 Sept. 1717. 

MARV m. 24 Aug. 1712, Thomas Allen in Portsmouth. N. H. 

SARAH m. Richard Mitchell. 

JOANNA m. Joseph Mitchell. 

James Couch was drowned oft Cape Cod in 1721. leaving 1 
widow Rebecca in Portsmouth. 


Thomas Crockett, born about 1606. according to one deposi- 
tion and in i6rr according to another, received, 23 April 1634, six 
pounds of Ambrose (iibbons for service of one year rendered to 
Capt. John Mason. It was probably at Portsmouth, where he 


had "3 weeks diet" of John Pickering at a cost of twelve shillings. 
He signed the submission of York in 1652. About 1641 he Had 
a gift of land from Thomas Gorges. It contained about 187 acres 
on the east side of Spruce Creek and was called "Crockett's 
Neck." Widow Ann administered his estate in 1679 and married 
before 1683 Diggory Jeffreys at Kittery Point. She was living in 
1712. Thomas Crockett was constable in 1657. Children: 

1. EPHRAIM b. about 1641 ; m. Ann - . 
ELIHU, deeds land in 1683, living in 1698. 

2. JOSEPH m. Hannah . 

3. JOSHUA m. Sarah Trickey. 

4. HUGH m. Margaret . 
MARY m. Barton. 
ANNE m. William Roberts. 

SARAH m. John Parrott. A dau. Mary m. Philip Gammon of Ports- 
mouth. See York Deeds, XI. 264-5. 

1. Ephraim Crockett was a tailor. He married Ann - 
before 1672. Will, 17 July 1688. Inv. returned 10 Sept. 1688. 
Children : 

RKHARIJ m. Deborah, dau. of Andrew Haley. Lived in Exeter, N. H., 
in 1714 and in Stratham in 1719. 

EPHRAIM in. Rebecca Frink, 13 March 1728-9. 

SARAH m. Henry Barter. See York Deeds VII. 32 and IX. 20. 

MARY, named in father's will. 

2. Joseph Crockett married Hannah . Will, 12 
March 1713-4 29 Jan. 1716-7. Children: 

JOSEPH had grant in 1699: m. Mary Ball, 12 Oct. i/oo. He and daus. 
Rebecca and Hannah bapt. 22 Jan. 1715-6. Rebecca d. young. Hannah b. 
'3 J u b" T 75 m - Edward Moore. 3 Dec. 1722. Other ch. Joseph and Eliza- 
beth d. young. 

LYDIA m. John Edwards of Portsmouth, Nov. 1712? Ch. recorded in 

JOHN b. 16 March 1693; d. 23 March 1693. 

KLIXAMKTH b. 15 March 1693-4; m. Benj. Hilton of York about 1713. 

ABRAHAM b. 14 May 1696: living in Kittery in 1733. 

ANNE b. IQ Aug. 1698: m. James Titcomb, 19 Nov. 1721? 

NATHANIEL b. 4 May 1700. 

SARAH b. 8 March 1702. 





3. Joshua Crockett married Sarah, dau. of Thomas Trickey 
of Bloody Point, before 19 May 1682. He died before 6 July 
1719, when son John is mentioned, who m. in Newington, N. H., 
1 6 May 1718. Mary, dau. of Nathan and Mary Knight of Scar- 
borough. This John Crockett was a shipwright of Falmouth in 
1748. Another son may have been Joshua, who m. Mary Bick- 
ford in Portsmouth, 8 Dec. 1707. 

4. Hugh Crockett married Margaret - . Had a grant 
in 1678. Children recorded were: 

MARGARET b. 12 May 1698; m. Noah Dodge of Portsmouth, 15 Nov. 

SAMSON b. 14 March 1700. 

ANNE b. 3 Oct. 1702. 

ELIZARETH b. 24 Dec. 1703: d. 16 Jan. 1704. 

Thomas Crockett had grants in York in 1696, 1702 and 1714, 
Had wife Dorothy. See York Deeds, IX. 50. Son Jonathan 
born in Portsmouth. 2 Aug. 1717. This last may have m. Eliza- 
beth Rice of Kittery, 26 April 1739. 


Thomas Curtis, in company with others, bought land of 
Gorges in York in 1645. He removed to Scituate, Mass., and 
back to York in 1663. His wife was Elizabeth - . His 
will, made 19 April 1680. was probated in 1706. Children were: 

JOSEPH m. Sarah Foxwell. 

SAMUEL bapt. 1659: lived in Scituate. Mass. 
DODOVAH m. (2)? Elizabeth (Withers) Berry. 

JOB lived in York: m. Bethiah Mastin. 1716, perhaps his second mar- 

ABIGAIL in. Benoni Hodsdon. 

HANNAH m. Jabez Jenkins. 


DAUGHTER m. - - Cooke. 



ANNA m. Alexander Thompson. 


Joseph, son of Thomas Curtis, married Sarah, dau. of Richard 
Foxwell, Esq., Sept. 1678. He had a grant in Kittery in 1694. 
Was High Sheriff of York County. He died between 1704 and 
1706. She died before 1720. His estate was administered by 
his son Joseph in 1710. He had a garrison house at the head of 
Spruce Creek. Children were : 

JOSEPH b. 22 June 1678: m. (i) perhaps, Sarah Potwain at Boston, 25 
May 1703, (2) 7 May 1719. Sarah, widow of Jonathan Mendum and 
dau. of Joshua and Patience (Hatch) Downing. He died 20 Aug. 1751; 
she died 4 Dec. 1757. Had a son Joseph bapt. 17 Sept. 1721, who m. Phil- 
adelphia Jenkins. 

SARAH b. 10 Aug. 1781 : m. Tobias Lear Jan. 1702: d. 29 Nov. 1703. 

RICHARD b. 2 April 1684: d. 6 May 1686. 

RICHARD b. 15 July 1688; d. the same day. 

ELIZABETH b. 16 July 1686 ; m. Diamond Sargent. 

THOMAS b. 15 July 1688: d. s. p. before 1720. 

FOXWELL b. 16 July 1692 : m. prob. Elizabeth Goodridge in Boston 30 
July 1724; d. s. p. Will in Boston.. 20 Aug. 1724-28 Aug. 1727. Widow 
died in January. 1742. 

Lois b. 13 May 1695: m. James Starrett of York between 29 Oct. 1723 
and 7 July 1724. 

EUNICE b. 23 Dec. 1698: m. Richard Cutt 20 Oct. 1720: d. 30 March 

Joseph. son of Joseph Curtis, 2d, married Philadelphia, dau. 
of Thomas and Anne (Dixon) Jenkins. Int. Rec. 4 Jan. 1743. 
He died 15 June 1772. She died 7 Dec. 1793 in the 7<Dth year of 
her age. Children were : 

SARAH b. 3 Feb. 17^4. 

JOSEPH b. 3 April 1/47: m. 5 Jan. 1774. Hannah, dau. of Henry and 
Mary Benson. She died 30 May 1776. Ch.. Philadelphia b. 24 July 1774, 
and Sarah b. 20 April 1776. 

THOMAS b. 15 April 1749. 

BENJAMIN b. 19 June 1751. 

ANNE b. 28 July 1753. 

EUNICE b. 23 March 1756. 

Lois b. 8 June 1759. 

FOXWKI.I. I). 5 July 1/64: m. Abigail Tredick at Newcastle. N. H., 28 
April 1792. 



John and Richard Cutt (anciently the name was spelled with- 
out an s) settled at Strawberry Bank before 1646. Their brother 
Robert came from the West Indies and settled in Kittery a few 
years later. He had a ship yard and built many vessels. His 
first wife's name is unknown. His second wife was Mary Hoel, 
daughter of an English clergyman, whom he married in the West 
Indies. He died at Kittery June 18, 1674, and his widow married 
Francis Champernowne. After the death of her second husband, 
1687. she removed to South Carolina. The children of Robert 
Cutt were : 

1. Ru HARD m. Joanna Wills. 

ELIZABETH in. Humphrey Eliot. Moved to South Carolina. M. (2) 
Thomas Witherick. 

BRIDGET m. 23 July 16/4. Rev. William Scriven. 
SARAH m. John More. 
MARY in. Richard Briar. 

2. ROBERT 1>. 1673: m. Dorcas Hammond. 


1. Richard Cutt married, 1686, Joanna, daughter of Thomas 
and Lucia (Treworgy) Wills of Kittery. Lived on "Cutts 
Island," formerly called Champernowne's Island. Was seven 
times selectman. He died about 1735. 

ROBERT b. 13 Nov. 1687 : d. prob. unm. 
ELIZABETH b. 25 Nov. 1689: m. Nathaniel Raynes. 
MARY b. 28 Feb. 1691 : d. 23 March 1691. 

3. RICHARD b. 5 April 1693: m. Eunice Curtis. 

SARAH b. 6 Sept. 1695: m. 3 Nov. 1717 Roger Mitchell ; d. 1718. 
BRIDGET b. 18 Feb. 1697; d. 13 April 1700. 

4. THOMAS b. 16 April 1700; m. Dorcas Hammond. 

BRIDGET b. 13 Dec. 1702: in. 23 Dec. 1725. Samuel Hart; d. s. p. 
LUCIA b. 23 April 1705: prob. d. young. 

EDWARD b. 9 July 1707; in. Miss Welsh and had a son Edward. 
SAMUEL b. 21 Sept. 1709; prob. d. young. 
JOSEPH b. 22 April 1/13; prob. d. young. 

JOAXNA h. 14 April 1715; in. 12 April 1739. Capt. Timothy Gerrish ; d. 
2 July 1812. 

2. Robert Cutt married, 18 April 1698, Dorcas, dau. of Maj. 
Joseph and Katherine (Frost) Hammond. He lived in the Gar- 
rison House at Whipplc's Cove, directly opposite the Marine Bar- 


racks. The house, probably built by the first Robert Cutt, is still 
standing, though greatly altered. He died 24 Sept. 1735. His 
wife died 17 Nov. 1757, aged 82. They left four daughters. 

MARY b. 26 Dec. 1798: m. 14 May 1722 Wm. Whipple; d. 28 Feb. 1783. 

CATHERINE b. 30 Sept. 1700; m. 20 Aug. 1723 Hon. John Moffat; d. 
Dec. 1769. 

MEHITABLE 1). 18 Aug. 1703: m. 29 Dec. 1725 Hon. Jotham Odiorne ; d. 
Jan. 1789. 

ELIZABETH b. 20 March 1709; m. d) 23 Oct. 1727 Rev. Joseph Whip- 
pie: (2) Rev. John Lowell; d. s. p. 22 Sept. 1805. 


3. Richard Cutt married, 20 Oct. 1720, Eunice, daughter of 
Joseph and Sarah (Foxwell) Curtis. He was a Major, Justice, 
Councillor, Selectman, and Deacon, one of the most prominent 
men of his time and place. He had a luxurious and hospitable 
residence on Cutts Island. He died about 1790. His wife died 
29 March 1795, aged 97. 

SARAH 1). 21 July 1721 ; d. unni. 

5. ROBERT 1>. 9 May 1723: m. Hannah Bartlett. 
JOSEPH 1). 14 March 1724-5. Unm. 

SAMUEL 1). 8 Dec. 1726; m. Nov. 1762 Anna Holyoke, dau. of Rev. 
Edward and Margaret ( Appleton) Holyoke. Nine ch. He was a prom- 
inent citizen of Portsmouth, N. H. Died 29 May 1801. His wife died 28 
March 1812. 

6. EDWARD 1). 19 Oct. 1728: m. Elizabeth Gerrish. 

7. FOXWELL CURTIS b. 9 Sept. 1730; m. Mary Goodwin. 

8. RICHARD b. 16 Aug. 1732; m. Sarah Frost. 

MARY b. 27 Jan. 1734-5; m. 21 May 1756 Charles Chauncey ; d. 25 April 

THOMAS b. 5 April 1736; m. 24 Aug. 1762 Elizabeth, dau. of Dominicus 
and Rebecca (Smith) Scammon. Eight ch. Lived in Saco. Died 10 Jan. 

EUNICE b. 27 July 1739; d. unni. 1794. 

4. Thomas Cutt married, 23 April 1724, Dorcas, dau. of 
Judge Joseph and Hannah (Storer) Hammond. Lived near 
Spruce Creek in Kittery. First Deacon in the Congregational 
Church there. Died 10 Jan. 1795. The house built by him was 
burned in 1891 after standing 167 years. 

MARY b. 30 April 1726; d. 28 March 1730. 
LUCY b. 26 May 1728; d. 14 March 1745. 
JOHN b. 28 Aug. 1730; d. young. 


9. THOMAS 1>. 23 Nov. 1732; m. Elizabeth Donnell. 

10. ROBERT b. 19 Sept. 1734; m. Lydia Fcrnald; (2) M. P. Wentwortb. 
JOSEPH b. 2 Aug. 1736; m. 2 Nov. 1758 Mary Stevenson. Eleven ch. 

Moved to Goshen, N. H., in 1789, where he died in 1808. His wife died in 
1828, aged 94. 

HANNAH b. 23 April 1740; m. Mr. Woodbridge. 

11. SAMUEL b. 20 Sept. 1744: m. Sarah Hill. 


5. Robert Cutts, married, 9 June 1745, Hannah, daughter of 
Nathan and Shuah (Heard) Bartlett. He died in 1791. 

SARAH b. 4 Oct. 1746; d. 12 May 1748. 

SARAH b. 5 March 1749-50; m. 1772 Benj. Fitz ; d. 14 July 1801. 

EUNICE b. 15 March 1752; m. 1773 Jon. Sawyer. 

NOAH b. 30 Dec. 1754; m. Mary Wilson. 

ROBERT b. 3 July 1764; d. unm. 

RICHARD b. 14 April 1767; d. unm. 

6. Edward Cutts, married, 14 Xov. 1758, Elizabeth, dan. of 
Col. Timothy and Sarah (Eliot) Gerrish. He was Representa- 
tive, Councillor, and Judge of Probate. Served on the Commit- 
tee of Safety and was Senator at the General Court 1780-82. He 
died 24 Jan. 1818. His wife died in 1810. 

WM. RICHARD 1). - ; in. (' I ) Lydia Johnson; (2) Abigail Junkins. 

EDWARD b. - ; m. 24 June 1812, Mary H. Sheafe. Attorney 

in Portsmouth. N. H. d. s. p. 22 Aug. 1844. His wife died 8 April 1869, 
aged 82. 

MARY b. 28 May 1764: m. 6 April 1788 Rev. Asa Piper: d. 4 Jan. 1802. 

SARAH b. - : m. 16 Oct. 1808 Win. Cutts; d. Jan. 1828. 

7. Eoxwell Curtis Cutts married, 1756, Mary, dau. of Capt. 
Ichabod and Elizabeth ( Scammon) Goodwin. He died in May 
1761, and his widow married the Rev. John Fairneld. 

RICHARD Fox WELL b. 3 June 1757; in. Elizabeth Cutts. 
SAMUEL b. 3 May 1750: d. young. 
WILLIAM b. 26 April 1761 : d. unm. 1780. 

8. Richard Cutts married, 19 May 1763. Sarah, dau. of John 
and Sarah (Gerrish) Erost. He was Special Justice of the Court 
of Common Pleas 1747-61. 

JOSEPH b. 5 July 1764: m. 10 April 1790 Mary Chaunccy. 

RICHARD b. 25 Nov. 1763; m. Joanna Raynes. 

SARAH b. 31 Aug. 1/67; m. 29 Nov. 1786 Capt. Daniel Bartlett. 


MARY b. 13 Sept. 1768; m. 4 Aug. 1793 Wm. Pepperrell Frost; d. s. p. 

JOHN b. 9 Oct. 1776. 

JOANNA b. 18 July 1772 : d. unm. 1792. 

EUNICE b. 31 Jan. 1774: m. 1813 Thomas Cutts; d. 1821. 

ELIZABETH b. 24 May 1782: m. 8 July 1813 Francis Raynes. 

9. Thomas Cutts married Elizabeth Donnell. He died 29 
Nov. 1800. She died 29 April 1800. 

THOMAS DOXXELL b. 8 June 1760; m. Joanna Staples. 
THEODORE b. 24 July 1764; prob. d. young. 

WILLIAM b. - ; m. (i) 17 Nov. 1/96 Anna Kent; (2) 16 

Oct. 1808 Sarah Cutts. 
ELIZABETH d. young. 

TO. Robert Cutts married, (' i ) 18 Xov. 1758, Lydia Fernald; 
(2) 1766. Margery P., dau. of Capt. \Vm. and Margery (Pep- 
perrell) \Yent\vorth. The second wife died 10 Jan. 1835. 
Robert Cutts died 17 March 1810. Three children by first mar- 
riage, ten by the second. 

JOHN b. 1759: m. 29 Dec. 1782 Abigail Johnson. 

JOSEPH b. 1761 : m. Polly Jacobs. 

LYDIA b. 1/65: m. 15 Dec. 1793 Samuel Clark: d. 26 Oct. 1838. 

SAMUEL SOLLEY b. 1767: m. 25 May 1805 Susanna Lewis. 

THEODORE ATKINSON b. 1768: m. 25 Xov. 1804 Mary A. Fernald. 

THOMAS b. 1770: d. young. 

POLLY b. 1772: m. 29 Jan. 1801 John Clark. 

OLIVER b. 1774: died at sea. 1793. 

WILLIAM b. 17/6: m. 29 June 1802 Hannah Grouard. 

THOMAS b. 1776: m. 1813 Eunice Cutts: d. 1845. Had son. Went- 
worth. who in. Ann M. Curtis. 

ROBERT b. 1782; d. in Baltimore Md. 

MARGERY P. b. 14 Feb. 1784: m. 6 March 1807 Mark Fernald; d. June 

XANCY b. 26 July 1/86: d. unm. 3 April 1869. 

TI. Samuel Cutts married. 15 Oct. 1767. Sarah, dau. of 
Judge John and Mary (Plaisted) Hill. He died 16 Nov. 1820. 

MARY b. 30 July 1768: m. d) Enoch Billings; (2) Jabez Bradbury; d. 
17 Sept. 1855. 

SARAH b. 23 March 17/0: m. 3 Dec. 1803 Wm. Stevens: d. 17 X T ov. 1854. 

HANNAH b. TI July 1/72: m. ( i ) 20 Feb. 1790 Philip Fowler; (2) 4 
April 1822 Capt. Robert Clarke: d. 9 Xov. 1854. 

THOMAS b. 30 March 17/5: in. 30 X'>v. 1797 Sarah Col burn ; d. 2 March 


SAMTEL !>. 2 Aug. 1777; m. 2 Nov. 1806 Catherine Woodward; d. I Oct. 

ELISHA b. i Oct. 1780: m. 1808 Hannah Hooper; d. 1841. 
ROBERT b. Nov. 1782; d. unm. 23 Dec. 1810. 

BETSEY b. 20 Jan. 1785; m. 23 April 1807 Jos. Flitner; d. i July 1869. 
DORCAS 1). 23 Aug. 1787; m. 8 July 1816 Isaac Lapham ; d. 3 July 1879. 
ABIGAIL b. 23 Sept. 1790; m. 20 Oct. 1810 Elijah Jackson; d. 25 April 


Jonathan Dam bought house and lot on Crooked Lane in 1710. 
He married. 25 Oct. 1711, Sarah, dan. of William and Elizabeth 
(Langdon) Fernald, who was born 24 April 1691, and died 5 
Xov. 1748. His will, dated 8 July 1748, was probated 3 April 
1749. Children named in will: 

JOSEPH 1). 12 Aug. 1712; pub. to Hannah King 16 Jan. 1741. Ch., 
Keturah, bapt. 25 June 1743. and Mary bapt. 2 Oct. 1748. 

SIMEON m. Joanna Fernald 11 May 1749, dan. of Ebenezer and Patience 
(Mendum) Fernald. Ch.. Joel bapt. 9 Sept. 1750; Patience bapt. 15 Oct. 
1752: Dennis bapt. 8 Sept. 1754; Edward bapt. 20 March 1755. 

JONATHAN m. in Newington. 1740, Abigail Nutter. 

Children of Jonathan and Abigail ( Xutter) Dam: 

NATHAN bapt. 17 Jan. 1/42: m. Mrs. Elsie (Marr) Rogers. 
SARAH bapt. 6 Nov. 1743: m. John Godsoe? 
JERUSHA bapt. 30 Nov. 1746; m. Aaron Witham 2 Feb. 1788. 
JONATHAN bapt. 18 Aug. 1751 : d. in Kittery about 1838. 
HATEVIL bapt. 26 Aug. 1753; m. Jerusha Witham 22 March 1784. 
CHILD, perhaps BENjAMiN/bapt, it July 1755: m. Elizabeth Mitchell 10 
April 1786. 

Children of Hatevil and Jerusha (Witham) Dam: 

JONATHAN bapt. 10 Aug. 1785. 
LVDIA bapt. 3 Sept. 1786. 
NATHAN bapt. 9 Dec. 1787. 
MOSES bapt. 5 Nov. 1789. 


George Deering came from England about 1635 and settled at 
Black Point, Scarborough, Maine. He died about 1645, an< ^ his 
widow married Jonas Bailey. Deering was a planter and ship- 
wright. The name is also frequently written Dearing. 


His son, Roger, moved to Kittery before 1663, singed a peti- 
tion there in 1673 and died 26 June 1676. His widow Joan mar- 
ried William Crafts. She was a widow again in 1696 and died 
about 1713. Feb. 23. 1691, administration was granted to "Wil- 
liam Crafts and his wife on the estate of John Deering deceased, 
sone of the said Crafts *4 his wife." So say Probate Records at 
Alfred, Me. Jan. 20, 1727-8, Mary Deering, aged about 78, 
deposed that "thirty-three years past Joan Crafts lived in the 
house where John Hix and his mother, Sarah Hix, now live, and 
that about fourteen years past the said Crafts died in Possession 
of said house, reputed to be the estate of Joseph Deering." Wil- 
liam Crafts' license to keep an ordinary was renewed May 26, 
1785, and after his death Joan Crafts continued in the business of 
an inn-keeper. Her inn was "near the meeting house/' The 
children of Roger Deering were : 

1. ROGER m. Mary - . 

2. CLEMENT m. Joan Bray. 

3. THOMAS m. Elizabeth - . 

4. JOSEPH m. Mary Bray. 
JOHN, died about 1690. Unm. 
JOANNA m. Joseph Couch. 
SARAH? in. Dennis Hicks. 


i. Lieut. Roger Deering signed the petition of 1673, admin- 
istered his father's estate in 1676 and moved to Scarborough 
about 1700, where he bought of Robert Jordan in 1716 the "None- 
such Farm" of 2.000 acres. He died in 1718. His wife Mary, 
born in 1649, as a deposition shows, survived him. Their 
children were : 

ROGER in. d) Sarah ( Scainmon ? ) She was killed by Indians in 1723, 
and three children were captured by them. He in. (2) 16 Jan. 1723 Eliz- 
abeth, widow of Josiah Skillin and daughter of Edward Lydston of Kit- 
tery. He died in 1741. A son. William, in. Mary, dan. of Charles Pine of 
Scarborough and had ch. Isaac b. 9 July 1736; Mary b. 20 Sept. 1738: 
Margery b. o Jan. 1/40; Grace Pine b. 18 Jan. 1742, d. 20 Dec. 1763: 
Anna Maria b. i Xov. 1744; Bray b. 2 Nov. 1746; and William b. 25 Dec. 
1748. Another son of Roger and Sarah Deering was probably Humphrey 
Deering of Arundel. 
5. CI.KMENT m. Elizabeth Fernald. 


MARGERY m. Samuel Scammon about 1712: d. in Biddeford, 1740, 
aged 51. 

SARAH m. Robert Mitchell. 
MARTHA m. William Rackliff 5 Jan. 1708-9. 
Prob. JOANNA m. Ebene/cer Moore 25 Nov. 1700. 
MARY m. Tobias Fernald 12 June 1701. 

2. Clement Deering married, about 1679, Joan, dan. of John 
and Joan Bray. She was a widow in 1695 and was then licensed 
by the court to keep a house of entertainment. She died in 1707. 
Children were : 

6. JOHN b. 17 June 1680: m. Temperance Fernald. 
JOANNA b. 8 May 1687: in. Dominions Jordan. 
MIRIAM b. 22 April 1692. 

3. Thomas Decring married Elizabeth - . He died in 
1723 and she in 1737. Children were: 

THOMAS b. 15 June 1692: prob. died young. 

7. JOHN 1). 2 April 1695; m. Mary Carpenter. 

ROGER b. i Jan. 1698: m. Martha, dau. of John Lydston. A son John 
is mentioned in 1752. who prob. m. Miriam Boothby 28 Dec. 1754. 

MARGARET 1). 2 Jan. 1701 ; m. Thomas Cleare. 

SARAH m. Francis Deed. 

FLIZAHETH m. 18 April 1727 Samuel Reeves, (2) Samuel More. Pub. 
4 Sept. 1731. (3) Benj. Welch of North Yarmouth, Me., before 1739. 

4. Joseph Deenng married Mary, dau. of John and Joan 
Bray. He died Oct. 1/19. She was living 28 Oct. 1752. 

JOSEPH b. 28 May 1698: died young. 

BRAY b. 18 Oct. 1701 ; in. Elizabeth, dau. of John Five and had a dau. 
Mary b. 12 Nov. 1/28. who m. John Underwood. Bray Deering was an 
officer in the Louisbnrg expedition. 

8. CLEMENT b. 10 Nov. 1704: m. Miriam Hntchins. 
WILLIAM b. 17 Sept. 1/08; died young. 

JOHN, died in 1743, "late of Damariscotty." 


5. Clement Oeering married, 25 Sept. r/or, Elizabeth, dau. 
of William and Elizabeth (Langdon) Fernald. lie lived on the 
homestead at Kittery and died in 1742. She died 2 June 1745. 
A deed dated 1745 shows their children to have been: 

CLEMENT m. Hannah, dau. of James Davis of Oyster River. 23 March 
1726-7. She died at the age of 77. Lived in Rochester. N. II. He is 


mentioned as "deceased" in 1775. Had son James, who had wife Joanna 

in 1775- 

TOBIAS in. Elizabeth Berry 22 Oct. 1730. Both living in Kittery in 1745. 
Q. ROGER m. Mary Littlefield. 

MARY m. Samuel Jones 25 Sept. 1733. (2) Richard Mitchell in 1740. 

SARAH? m. John Amee. Widow in 1742. 

6. John Deering was a sea captain, he m. 12 Dec. 1705, Tem- 
perance, dan. of Capt." William and Elizabeth (Langdon) Fer- 
nald. He died in 1712, and his widow married Ebenezer More, 
whom she survived. She was living 16 July 1746. Two sons by 
first marriage. 

10. WILLIAM b. 16 Sept. 1706; m. Dorothy Mendum, (2) Eunice Gunnison. 

11. JOHN b. 16 July 1710; m. Anna Dunn. 

7. John Deering married, 22 Oct. 1719, Mary, dau. of Philip 
Carpenter of Kittery. He died in 1725, and his widow married, 17 
March 1729-30, Stephen Seavey. 

THOMAS b. 8 Oct. 1721 : died January following. 

JOHN b. 13 Oct. 1722: m. Eunice, dau. of James and Mary (Couch) 
Spinney, 18 Feb. 1743. See Hist, of Paris, Me. 
THOMAS b. 19 Jan. 1724-5; d. 16 June 1728. 

8. Clement Deering married Miriam, dau. of Benjamin and 
Joanna (I>allj Hutchins. Pub. 18 Dec. 1731. Their children 
were : 

JOANNA b. 2 Feb. 1735. 

JOSEPH b. 5 March 1738-9; m. 28 Oct. 1765. Eleanor Knight? Bapt. 14 
Oct. 1770, Joanna, dau. of Eleanor Deering. 

EDWARD b. 8 April 1741 ; pub. to Mary Mitchell 5 Oct. 1793. She adm. 
his estate in 1797. 

EuzAiiKTH bapt. 17 June 1/44; m. William Pillow 9 April 1767? 

MARGERY bapt. 10 Aug. 1/46; m. Andrew Bradeen 25 Jan. 1768? 

MIRIAM bapt. 29 Aug. 1752. 

Firm (;K.\KKATIOX. 

9. Roger Deering married Mary Littlefield. Pub. 26 Sept. 
1/41. The will of Mary Hall, dated 8 Feb. 1744, names "Isabella 
Deering and Elizabeth (lerrish children of Roger Deering and his 
wife Mary my daughter,'' also "Mary Frizzell. daughter of my 
said daughter Mary Deering," and "Mary Ball Gerrish daughter 


of my granddaughter Elizabeth Gerrish." Roger Deering's will, 
dated 11 Sept. 1792, was probated I April 1794. Children were: 

SARAH bapt. 10 Oct. 1742: m. Richard Sayward 18 April 1788. Not 
named in will. 

MARY bapt. i April 1744; in. Thomas Frizell. 

12. ROGER bapt. 22 Feb. 1747: m. Sarah Gerrish. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 13 Oct. 1751: m. Eliot Gerrish 16 Nov. 1772; (2) 
Joseph Mitchell, 15 July 1787. 

ISABELLA bapt. 17 Jan. 1754: m. John Weeks 30 Nov. 1777. 

10. William, son of John and Temperance (Fernald) Deer- 
ing, married ( i) 13 Nov. 1729, Dorothy, dau. of Jonathan and 
Sarah (Downing) Mendum ; (2) Int. Rec. 22 July 1738, Eunice, 
dau. of Elihu and Mary ( Rawlins ) Gunnison. He was a noted 
carver and builder, building some of the best houses in Ports- 
mouth. Children by first marriage : 

13. EBENEXEK b. 3 June 1/30: m. (i) Mary Frost: (2) Sarah Colender. 
JOANNA b. 12 April 1732; m. Samuel Landfair or Lanphear 25 Aug. 

1749. Dau. Dorothy 1). 5 June 1753. 

DOROTHY 1). 26 March 1734: d. 1734. 

DOROTHY 1). 1735: d. 1/35. 

WILLIAM b. 1736; d. 1736. 

JONATHAN" 1). 1737: d. 1737. 

Children by second marriage: 

MARGARET b. 26 July 1740; pub. to Samuel Norton 23 May 1761; per- 
haps m. Elihu Weeks in Portsmouth 24 Jan. 1765. 

WILLIAM 1). 14 Aug. 1741 ; m. Molly Caswell 5 April 1763. 

DOROTHY b. 15 March 1743; m. Thomas Brown. 

HI-NICE b. 17 May 1744; m. Noah Parker 17 Aug. 1763. 

ELI Hi" b. 29 Nov. 1746; d. 1769. 

SIMEOX b. 1/49: d. 1749. 

ANDREW b. 31 Dec. 1751 : d. 1752. 

MARY 1). 22 Sept. 1753. 

ELI/.AUETH m. Samuel Odiorne. Bapt. 17 Nov. 1765 "Samuel Odiorne, 
grandchild of Cnpt. William Deering." 

11. John, sou of John and Temperance (Fernald) Deering, 
was a ship master. He married, 13 March 1/32. Anna. dau. of 
Nicholas and Deborah (Grindall) Dunn of Boston. He died at 
sea in 1758, and his widow moved to Falmouth. now Portland, 
and married Deacon James Milk, a wealthy merchant and ship 
builder. She died 7 Sept. 1769. Children by first marriage, all 
born in Kittery : 

JOSIAH b. 6 April 1733: d. 14 May 1733. 

STSANNAII b. ii June 1735; m. William Wormwood. 


NATHANIEL b. 29 Jan. 1736; m. 15 Oct. 1764, Dorcas, dau. of Dea. 
James Milk. He was a prominent merchant of Portland and a Captain in 
the Revolutionary Army. Died 14 Sept. 1795. Ch., James b. 23 Aug. 
1766, m. 9 March 1789. Almira, dau. of Enoch Ilsley and d. 21 Sept. 1850; 
and Mary b. 14 Feb. 1770, m. 17 March 1801, Commodore Edward Preble 
of the U. S. Navy, and d. 26 May 1851. 

JOHN b. 16 Nov. 1738; m. 8 June 1766, Eunice dau. of Dea. James Milk. 
He d. 4 Nov. 1784, leaving children. 

MARY b. 29 June 1740: m. James Milk, Jr. 

ANNA b. 16 May 1742; m. William Fullerton. 

NICHOLAS b. 9 April 1744; d. young. 

MIRIAM b. 4 Feb. 1746. 

JOSHUA b. 23 Feb. 1749: died young. 

SAMUEL b. 16 July 1752. 

BENJAMIN b. May 1754; d. young. 

JOSEPH b. 3 Feb. 1758; d. 8 Dec. 1779. 


12. Roger Deering married Sarah, daughter of William and 
Sarah ( Mitchell ) Gerrish, and had children : 

14. ROGER m. Eady Wilson. 

MARY, named in grandfather's will. Unm. in 1792. 

ABK;AIL, named in grandfather's will. m. Win. Seward or Sayward 3 
June 1/92. 

13. Ehenezer. son of William and Dorothy ( Mendtim) Deer- 
ing, married ( i) 14 Sept. 1/52, Mary, dau. of Charles and Sarah 
( Pepperrell ) Frost. She died 15 April 1770, and he married (2) 
30 Aug. 1/70, Sarah Colcnder. He died 6 April 1791. He was 
an officer in the Revolutionary Army. Children were : 

A\nRK\v PEITERRELL 1). 16 Jan. 1/54: d. in London in 1770. 
ELLIOT 1). 27 May 1757: in. 18 Dec. 1787 Hannah dau. of William and 
Hannah ( Fullerton ) Deering. his cousin: d. 13 Sept. 1811. 
WILLIAM b. 17 July 1759. 
DOROTHY b. 24 March 1761. 
SALLY b. March 1763: d. 1764. 
XATHANIKI. b. 1/64: d. 1765. 

SlMKON 1). 1766: d. 1767. 

MARION i). 1768: d. 1772. 1). _M May 1769: m. 27 Dec. 1/95. Anna. dau. of John and Eunice 
(Milk) Deering. his cousin. No. ch. 

Children by second marriage of Kbenezer Deering: 

I )K/IKR b. 1771 : d. 1773. 
JOHN b. 1774. 



14. Roger Deering married, 3 Aug. 1794, Eady, dau. of 
Edmund and Susanna (Gunnison) Wilson. She was born I 
March 1772 and died 28 Oct. 1856. His will, dated 14 Feb. 1835, 
\vas probated i June 1835. Children were: 

15. ROGER 1>. 25 April 1795: in. Lticinda Boston. 

THOMAS in. Louise Gilbert. Lived in Boston. Ch.. George, Theo- 
dore, etc. 

F.D.Mr \n \Y. m. Knnice Tobey 9 June 1822. (2?) Mary Wilson 24 Sept. 
1826. Ch.. Albion K. Paris, Havilah. Edmund Gowen. Susan Marcely. 

CAI-T. ISAAC- in. Rebecca Wilson 17 Oct. 1832. He d. 2 Jan. 1867, aged 
64. She d. 2 Jan. 1865. aged 55. Ch.. Abram, Franklin. Elizabeth who m. 
John J. Phillips, and Carlton. Abram in. 17 Dec. 1855 Elizabeth Martin 
and was lost at sea 24 Aug. 1873, aged 40. A son. Edward C. was lost at 
same time, aged 16. Wife died 31 July 1867. aged 33 years 4 months. 

1 6. Ai.i'iiKrs 1). 5 June 1806: m. Hannah B. Hutchings. 
EADY m. Paul Chase 6 May 1828. 

SrsAx m. Jonathan Langton 4 Jan. 1849. 
SARAH m. Asa Gunnison 5 June 1842. 
MARY, died young. 

HANNAH d. 31 Jan. 1857, aged 45. I'nni. 
ROSANNA. died young. 


15. A Roger Deering married, i Dec. 1824. Lucinda, dau. of 

John an(l<ot<-.t>v^aj Moodv ) Boston of York, Me. She was born 
14 Dec. 1802 and died <j March 1867. lie died 12 Jan. 1873. He 
was in the fight of the Enterprise and Boxer in the \Yar of 1812 
( 'hildren : 

THOMAS H.VVKN b. 25 Oct. 1825: in. i July 1850 Mary Jane. dau. of 
Dea. Solon Jenkins of Boston. (2) Helen A. Xevers. Ch.. Mary J.. m. C. 
A. Belcher: II. Flora, deceased: Frank 11.: and Dr. Henry L. See sketch 
and portrait. 

RodKK MOODY b. n May 1827: m. Miss Breed of Lynn. Mass. Sur- 
geon in the Army. Died at Hudson. Miss.. 29 Aug. 1865. 

JAM-: SKAYKY b. 22 Feb. 1829; d. May 1887. Unm. 

JOHN WKNTWORTH b. 28 March 1831: m. (i) Martha A. Fenn Carter; 
(2) 3 Oct. 1894. LucyiiA. Kimball. dau. of Dr. John E. L. Kimball of 
Saco. Me. See sketch and portrait. 

MOSKS HOWK h. 5 Oct. 1833: in. Pri.scilla Lord of Ipswich. Mass. 

HKNKY LIVINGSTON b. 29 Aug. 1835. Harvard M. S. Surgeon in 
Xavy. I'nm. Died at Pensacola. Florida. 2 Oct. 1864. 

GKOKGK WEST b. 20 July 1837; m. widow of his brother Moses. 


MARCIA LUCINDA b. 26 May 1840: m. Capt. Horatio Whitten of Port- 
land. Me. 

CHARLES SUMXER b. 26 March 1845. See sketch and portrait. 
ANNIE AUGUSTA b. Sept. 1850: m. John L. Ki 

1 6. Capt. Alpheus Deering married, 5 April 1830. Hannah B. 
Hutchings. She was born 28 June 1805. and died 19 Jan. 1878. 
He died 25 April 1886, aged 79 years 10 months. Children were: 

HARRIET CLARK b. 18 Sept. 1830: m. Darius F. Williams. 

ROSANNA b. 3 Nov. 1832; m. Horace Mardon of Portsmouth. 

ALPHEUS THURSTON b. 30 Jan. 1835: d. 10 Sept. 1835. 

GEORGE EDMUND b. 10 Sept. 1836: d. 28 Nov. 1855 at sea. 

SARAH B. C. 1). 10 Dec. 1838. Unin. 

JOSEPH ORLANDO b. 22 Nov. 1840; m. Eunice Williams of York. 

MARY J. H. b. 19 Nov. 1842: m. Josiah Williams 22 May 1864. 

CHARLOTTE M. b. 23 Dec. 1844; d. 26 Aug. 1865. 

CLARA W. b. 12 June 1847; d. n April 1848. 

JAMES ALPHEUS b. 14 June 1849: d. i Sept. 1849. 

ALBION b. 13 Sept. 1851 : d. 3 Oct. 1851. 

The following sketch is condensed from the Braintrce 
Observer of Xov. 1900. 

T. Haven Bearing, M.D., a well known and popular physician 
of Braintree. received his early education in the common schools 
of Kittery. in different Xew England academies, and continued it 
under special tutors and in special college courses. He taught 
school for some years in Maine and Xew Hampshire. He began 
the study of medicine and subsequently studied at the best col- 
leges of Xew York. Philadelphia and Boston, and visited the 
principal hospitals of Europe. 

He first settled in Boston, was professor of surgery and der- 
matology in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, for nearlv 
six years was dean of the college, and was assistant surgeon of a 
Boston regiment. In the late war he was surgeon in one of the 
largest hospitals of Washington. Was pension examiner, and is 
examiner for many life insurance companies. 

Since May. 1863. Dr. Dearing has been a resident physician of 
B.raintree, and to-day controls a large local practice, with a firmly 
established reputation as physician and surgeon. He is president 
of the South Norfolk Medical Society, is a member of the Massa- 
chusetts Medical Societv, the American Medical Association, 


vice-president of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and mem- 
ber of the Harvard Medical Alumni Association. 

While a resident of Boston he was placed upon the school 
hoard of that citv, has since been for manv vears a member of the 



Hraintree board and for five years its chairman. In 1889 he was 
elected Representative to the House. He has always been asso- 
ciated with the Republican party. 

Dr. Hearing is a member of the First Congregational Church, 
lie is well known in musical circles, is a member of the Union 



Choral Society of Braintree and was its president for three years, 
and is also identified with the Stoughton Musical Society. He 
was for many years the chorister of the Congregational Church, 
he is identified with the Masonic order and with the Knights of 


Honor, a nienihrr of the hoston and Braintree Pine Tree Clubs, 
and president of the latter organization. He is at the present 
time vice-president of the Massachusetts society of that name and 
enjoys a very wide and extended acquaintance. 

I le has alwavs been a strong advocate of temperance and upon 
appropriate" occasions has delivered lectures on this subject, thus 
gaining added reputation in the vicinitv. 



John Wentworth Deering, son of Roger and Lucinda (Bos- 
ton ) Deering, left Kittery when about ten years of age and went 
to Xe\v York City, where he had an active and successful business 
career. In company with Thomas C. Smith he carried on the 
business of a cotton merchant under the firm name of John W. 
Deering and Company. The firm was also interested in shipping, 


and was rated at half a million of dollars. Mr. Deering retired 
from active business about twenty-five years ago and has traveled 
extensively in Kurope. lie now resides in I'oston. 

C 'harks Sunnier Dearing. brother to the two just mentioned, 
left Kittery at an early age and was educated in public and pri- 


vate schools of Boston. He learned the trade of a jeweler and 
watch-maker, and for more than twenty-five years has carried on 
extensive business in Boston and Everett, Mass. He is a member 
of the Baptist Church and an active worker in Sunday School 
and in the Young Men's Christian Association. His residence is 
now Everett, Mass. He married (i) Aug. 1867, Allie Graves, 
who died without issue Feb. 1869. He married (2), in 1870, 
Miss Mary Redford, daughter of James and Mary Ann (Gibson) 
Redford, who were born in England. She was born in Terry- 
ville, Conn., 24 May 1844. Their children are Wayland Ander- 
son b. 24 March 1872, d. 17 July 1872; May Annie b. 17 Aug. 
1873; Charles Sumner b. 10 Xov. 1876, m. Charlotte Trowbridge 
of Xewark, X. J., 25 Sept. 1901 : Henry Herbert b. 7 April 1878. 


The Dennet family is of Xorman origin, and Hugh D'Anet is 
said to have come into England with William the Conqueror. 
There are many of the name Dennet in England who can trace 
their lineage back six centuries or more. 

Two brothers, John and Alexander Dennet, came from Eng- 
land to Portsmouth between 1660 and 1670. John Dennet died 
5 May 1709, aged 63, and was buried at the Point of Graves. He 
was a carpenter. Wife's name was Amy. Children : 

1. JOHN* h. 15 Dec. 1675: m. Mrs. Mary Shapleigh. 
AMY b. 9 April 1679: m. John Adams. 

JOSEPH b. 19 July 1681 : m. 24 June 1704, Elizabeth Meed: d. about 
1714. Ch., Elizabeth b. 13 Jan. 1705: Hannah b. i Oct. 1707; and Lydia 
b. 29 Dec. 1709. 

2. EPHRAIM b. 2 Aug. 1689; m. Katharine - . 

2. Children of Ephraim and Katharine Dennet. 

KATHARINE 1). 14 Jan. 1714-5: m. John Shackford 20 Jan. 1731. 

JOHN b. 15 Oct. 1716; m. Phebe Bartlett Feb. 1739. 8 ch. 

EPHRAIM b. 22 July 1718: m. 24 Fel>. 1751 Mrs. Lydia ( Waterhouse) 
Colby. Had son Jeremiah 1). 25 Dec. 1752. m. 21 Jan. 1772 Susannah 
Peyerly and had ten ch. 

EUZAHETH 1). 12 Jure 1 7-' i : m. Nathaniel Bartlett 23 Oct. 1739. 

MARY b. 23 March 1723. 

GEORGE b. I April 1725; died young. 

NATHANIEL b. 21 Feb. 1727-8. died young. 


i. John Dennet, Jr., bought land of Isaac Reniick in 1698 
and settled in Kittery at (Ireat Cove. He was a house-carpenter. 
He married, 5 Feb. 1701-2, Mary, widow of Alexander Shapleigh 
and dan. of Christopher and Margaret Adams. He died 18 Nov. 
1742. Children : 

MAKY h. 16 Jan. 1703-4; unm. She was blind. 

SARAH b. 15 Aug. 1706; in. Joseph Hill. !*ub. 17 July 1725. 

3. JOHN 1). 22 Dec. 1708; in. Mary Tethcrly. 

4. THOMAS I). 15 June 1712; in. Mary Bartlett. 
ELEANOR 1>. 8 March 1714-5: d. 2 March 1735-6. 

3. John Dennet married Mary, dan. of William and Mercy 
(Spinney) Tetherly. He died 26 Oct. 1797. She was born 25 
March 1712 and died in 1777. He was selectman 10, years, 
Deputy to (General Court 1750-1. Children: 

JOHN 1). 18 Oct. 1/3.1: d. 20 Jan. 1736-7. 
ELEANOR 1). 28 April 1734: in. John Orr 2 Dec. 1756. 
MERCY h. n June 1736; m. Mark Adams. 1759. 

JOHX h. 15 March 1737-8: in. Abigail Carter? Lived in North Ber- 
wick. Sons, H unking and John. 

5. WILLIAM b. i Feb. 1739-40: in. Sarah Paul. (2) Mary Adams. 
MARY b. 7 March 1741-2; in. 13 May 1768 Joseph Adams. 

6. MARK b. 13 Nov. 1744; in. Mary Dennet. 

ANNE b. 2 Nov. 1747: in. (i) William Ham. (2) Tobias Walker. 

ELIZAHETH b. 2 Feb. 1/50: in. 1/77. Samuel Rice, Jr. 

SARAH b. 8 June 1751 : m. 1778. Thomas Chase. 

THOMAS b. 22 March 1754. t'nni. Went to sea and died abroad. 

HAXNAH b. 13 Aug. 1756: m. 17 Aug. 1775 John Chase: d. 9 Nov. 1806. 

4. Thomas, son of John and Mary (Adams-Shapleigh) Den- 
net, married Mary. dau. of Xathan and Shuah (Heard) Bartlett. 
She m. ( 2) - - Lord. 

SARAH b. 10 Oct. 1/37: in. 1762, Stephen Tobey. 

ABIGAIL b. 28 April 1741 : m. William Fernald 28 June 1763. 

7. JOHN b. 26 Aug. 1743: m. 3 July 1763 Jane Coffin. 
MARY b. 7 Nov. 1746; in. 7 July 1767 Mark Dennet. 
ELEANOR b. 10 July 1753: m. Mr. Kimball. 


5. William, son of John and Mary (Tetherly) Dennet, mar- 
ried (i) 31 Oct. 1765, Sarah, dau. of Jeremiah and Hannah 
(Hamilton) I'aul; (2) May 1770, Mary Adams. She was born 


17 May 1752 and die 1 6 March 1843, ( ^ au - f J omi and Mary 
(Fernald) Adams. William Dennet died 25 Oct. 1803. His 
children were : 

WILLIAM h. 18 Xov. 1766: m. 1792. Sarah Rice. 
Children hy second marriage : 

8. JOHN 1). 19 April 1772: m. (i) Betsey Dennet, (2) Dorcas Fernald. 

9. JOSEPH h. 24 Nov. 1774: m. 10 April 1796 Abigail Spinney. 
SARAH h. 9 Oct. 1778: m. John Jenkins : d. 29 Oct. 1834. 

THOMAS b. 25 Sept. 1782; m. 4 April 1805 Anne Fernald: d. 7 March 

10. MARK b. 28 Aug. 1786; m. Alice Wilson. (2) Miriam Pettegrew. 
BEX N i NT, b. 30 Aug. 1790; in. 24 Dec. 1812 Hannah Perkins. 

6. Mark, son of John and Mary (Tetherly) Dennet, married, 
7 July 1767, his cousin Mary, dan. of Thomas and Mary (Bart- 
lett) Dennet. He died at sea. 

SALLY b. 15 March 1770. 
BETSEY b. 25 April 1772 d. 13 March 1807. 
MARK b. 4 April 1774: died at sea. 
POLLY b. 27 Aug. 1779. 

7. John, son of Thomas and Mary (Bartlett) Dennet, mar- 
ried 9 July 1763, Jane, dan. of Dr. Edmund and Shuah (Bartlett) 
Coffin. M. (2) 20 April 1797 Phebe Hutchings ; (3) 1816 
widow Sarah Ferguson. He died 7 May 1819. Children: 

MARY b. 2 April 1764. 

SHKAH b. 6 Aug. 1766; m. Enoch H. Lewis. 

THOMAS b. n Arg. i/(,8; m. P>:lly Pray, and had a son John b. 4 Aug. 
1795. See Hist, of Paris. Me. 

JAXE m. Hcnning Parker. 
Children by second marriage: 

OLIVKK b. April 1790: d. 18 Dec. 1851; in. (i) 1820 Sophia Paul. (2) 
3 Nov. 1822. Lydia S. Xeal. 

PIIKMK b. May 1801 : d. 18 Sept. 1862. Unm. 

Joii.v. died in Si nub America, leaving two children. 

K ii-TH ( JKNKK vnox. 

8. John, sun of \\"il!!am ami Marv (Adams) Dennet, mar- 
ried. H) Dec. i7<;5. lietsey Dennet: (2) 19 Xov. 1807 Dorcas Fer- 
nald. lie died 25 June 1837. Children were by first marriage. 


9. Joseph, son of William and Mary (Adams) Dennet, mar- 
ried, 10 April 1796. Abigail Spinney. He died 10 Jan. 1808. 
Children : 

JosKi-H 1). 7 July 1796; d. 30 June 1839. 
WILLIAM b. 7 July 1798; d. 16 March 1812. 
SARAH I). 25 July 1802; d. 15 Oct. 1818. 

10. Mark, son of William and Mary (Adams) Dennet, mar- 
ried ( i ) 22 Dec. 1808, Alice, dati. of Edward Wilson; she was 
born 22 Sept. 1785 and died 4 Feb. 1819. ' He married (2) 4 May 
1820, Miriam Pettegrew. She was born 12 Dec. 1802 and died 
10 Aug. 1 88 1. He died 30 April 1883. See biographical sketch, 
page 257. 

Arc.i/sTrs b. 17 Oct. 1809; d. 30 Dec. 1811. 

Ai.EXAxn-CK b. 10 Nov. i8u; m. Mary Remick. She died 18 July 1878. 

BETSEY b. 19 Sept. 1817; d. 18 Nov. 1841. 

Sox b. and d. 3 Feb. 1819. 

Children bv second marriage : 

ALICE b. 24 May 1821. 

SYLVESTER b. 26 Nov. 1822: d. 30 Aug. 1847. 

SARAH b. 29 April 1824, d. 21 Feb. 1844. 

CHARLES \V. b. 15 Feb. 1826; d. 6 April 1847. 

JTI.IA Axx b. 21 Jan. 1828. 

MARY b. 2 Jan. 1830: 111. Burlinton Paul: d. 22 March 1863. 

MARK JACKSOX b. 22 April 1834; d. 15 July 1856. 

Jonx b. 31 July 1836: d. 12 May 1838. 

OREX b. o Jan. 1839: d. 14 Aug. 1859. 

FMILY b. 22 June 1841: d. 13 Feb. 1857. 

l.oriSA b. 15 Jan. 1844: d. 17 June 1847. 


Alexander Dennett, brother of John the emigrant, was born 
about 1639 and died in Newcastle, N. H., in 1698. 

His son Alexander was born about 1670. He settled in what 
is now Eliot in 1681. Had a grant in 1694. Married 
Mehilable. dau. of (iabriel Tetherly. Died in 1733 in Ports- 
mouth, leaving children. Moses, Samuel, Ebenezer. Mehitable 
Stewart ( * ) Elizabeth Sanborn. Sarah, who married Joshua 
Weymouth, and Susanna, who in. [oshua Downing of Xewington 
17 Xov. 1724. 


Ebenezer Dennett, son of Alexander, Jr., born about 1692, 
married, 10 June 1714, Abigail, dan. of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Williams) Hill. He died about 1758. His children were: 

SAMUEL 1. 19 March 1714-5: m. 14 Oct. 1742, Sarah Frost. Settled in 
Biddeford or Saco and has many descendants. 

ELIZABETH b. 22 Oct. 1718: m. Jabez Jenkins about 1740. 

EBENEZER b. 22 Oct. 1721 : m. 19 July 1748 Mary Hanscom ; d. in North 
Berwick 13 March 1808. 

MF.HITABLE b. 23 May 1724; m. 9 Jan. 1752 Joseph Pilsbury. 

SUSANNA b. 29 May 1727. 

ABIGAIL b. 29 May 1727: m. 21 Dec. 1749 Nathaniel Clark. 

JOHN b. 20 May 1730: m. 26 June 1754 Dorothy Furbish; d. at Lyman, 
Me.. 5 Dec. 1812. He had children Joseph b. 30 May 1755. Moses, Eben- 
ezer. Paul, James. Hannah. Abigail, and Annie. 


John Diamond and wife Grace were living in Kittery in 1651. 
He was constable in 1659 an( ' c lerk of the writs in 1662. He 
lived on Crooked Lane and was a shipbuilder. John Diamond, 
Jr., was made administrator of his estate 9 July 1667. Children : 

JOHN', sold land to brother William in 1667. Mentioned in 1685. 
Probably married a dau. of Francis Raynes of York. Ch.. Thomas and 
John, who were of Boston in 1708. and Mary, who m. John Spinney. A 
John Diamond m. Mary Wilson in Boston 22 Aug. 1709. 

ANDREW, tavcrner and magistrate at the Isles of Shoals, born 1640; 
lived in Ipswich. Mass., where he m. 1/05. Mrs. Elizabeth Eliott ; d. s. p. 
1707. Widow m. Theophilus Parsons. 5 April -1707-8. 

WILLIAM m. Joan ; d. about 1667. Widow m. (i) Edward Car- 
ter. (2) James Blagdon. Joan Carter in a deed dated 1691 names 
children John, Grace, and Margaret Diamond. John may have been put 
to death with torture by Indians in Wells in 1692. or it may have been 
his uncle John. Grace m. Richard Tucker. Margaret m. Sylvanus Tripe. 

THOMAS m. ( I ) Mary, widow of James Weymouth. Senior, (2) Jane 
Gains of Ipswich. Mass. Pub. 19 April 1707. His will, recorded in New 
Hampshire, is dated 14 July 1/07. It names wife Jane, brother John 
deceased, who had sons Thomas and John, sister Grace Lewis, cousin 
Mary Spinney, daughter of my brother John Diamond, cousin Margaret 
Tripe daughter of my brother William Diamond, Diamond and Wey- 
niouth Currur. sons of my son-in-law Richard Currier. (Richard Cur- 
rier in. Eli/.abeth Weymouth. dau. of Thomas Diamond, first wife. Dia- 
mond Currier d. int. about 1731.) 

GRACE m. Peter Lewis. 



William Dixon was living in York in 1648 with wife Joan. 
"Ould William Dixon" is mentioned in 1660. His will was pro- 
bated in 1666. He had son James, daughter who married John 
Brawn of York, daughter Susanna who married - - Frost, 

Dorothy Dixon, cousin to James, married William Moore. 

No connection has been traced between these and Peter 
Dixon, who had a grant of thirty acres in Kittery 26 March 1679. 
He married Mary, dau. of Christian Remick. Will, dated 1708, 
was probated 15 May 1718. He built his house at a point just 
below 1 foiling Rock, which has ever since been called Dixon's 
Point. The house of the late F. X. Dixon marks the spot. He 
was a shipwright. Children : 

MARY 1>. 23 Sept. 1679: m. John Staples. 

HANNAH 1). 3 Feb. 1684; m. Jorn Morrell 16 Dec. 1701. 

ANNE b. 17 July 1689; m. Thomas Jenkins 14 Sept. 1708; d. May 1749. 

1. PETER b. 29 Feb. 1692; m. Abigail Flanders. 


1. Peter Dixon married, 28 Sept. 1712, Abigail Flanders. 
His will, dated 18 Feb. 1779, names wife Elizabeth. Children: 

ABIGAIL b. 30 June 1713; m. Roland Young of York 4 Nov. 1735. 
MARY b. 13 March 1714; m. - - Remick. 

2. PETER b. 6 Dec. 1717; m. Hannah Fernald. 

3. THOMAS b. 13 Jan. 1719-20; m. Hannah Fernald. 

4. STEPHEN b. 19 Nov. 1721 : m. Molly Linscot. 

SARAH b. 2 Sept. 1723; ni. John Young of York; d. before 1757. 
JANE b. 9 Dec. 1729; m. David Brawn of York about 1754. 
BENJAMIN, named in father's will. 


2. Peter Dixon married Hannah, widow of William Fernald 
and dau. of Benjamin and Mary (Wallis) Seavey of Rye, N. H. 
Her dau. by first marriage, Hannah Fernald, married Thomas, 
brother of this Peter Dixon, and (2) John Go well. Children of 
Peter Dixon : 

5. PETER b. 14 Dec. 1738; m. Betsey Feathergill. 

BENJAMIN b. 18 July 1740; living in 1762. Settled in Sanford? 
ICHABOD. perhaps ; m. Lydia Dennett. Settled in Berwick. 


3. Thomas Dixon married, 17 June 1741, Hannah, dau. of 
William and Hannah (Seavey) Fernald. He died about 1744. 
She married ( 2 ) John Gowell. Children : 

WILLIAM b. 3 Jan. 1742-3; d. 20 May 1778 in Revolutionary service. 
Probably left a family. 

6. THOMAS b. 19 Dec. 1744. after the death of his father; m. Susanna 

4. Stephen Dixon married, 19 Oct. 1747, Molly Linscot of 
York. Children : 

7. SAMUEL b. 27 Sept. 1748: m. Margaret Remick. 

LUCY 1). 19 Feb. 1749-50; m. Stephen Pettegrew 20 Dec. 1768. 
MARY b. 7 March 1752; m. James Paul. 

8. STEPHEN m. Susanna Tetherly. 

9. ABRAHAM m. Anna Tetherly. 


5. Peter Dixon married Betsey Feathergill. He died 2 
April 1816. Children: 

10. PETER b. 1772: m. Mrs. Elizabeth (Remick) Floyd. 

11. JOSEPH; m. Elizabeth Libby. 

SARAH m. 25 Aug. 1793, Joseph Cotton of Portsmouth, N. H. 
ABIGAIL in. 28 April 1808, Samuel Wilson, native of Norway. 

6. Thomas Dixon married, 19 Oct. 1768, Susanna, dau. of 
Joshua and Dorcas (Hill) Remick. Children: 

THOMAS bapt. 22 Jan. 1770; m. May 1787, Sarah Remick; d. 14 Feb. 
1820. She d. 24 Nov. 1846. aged 87. Ch.. Lucy b. April 1788; m. Peter 
Bonin, d. 9 Dec. 1859: Esther 1). 1792, d. 20 Nov. 1827; Hiram, drowned 
when a young man. 

12. Jonx bapt. n Aug. 1772; m. Betsey Willey. 
SUSANNAH bapt. 13 June 1774. 

BETTY bapt. 15 Sept. 1775. 

SHAIWACH bapt. 9 July 1778, b. 20 April; m. Elizabeth Hall 8 Sept. 
1805. See Hist, of Monmouth. Me. 

POLLY bapt. 26 June 1785. 

NANCY b. 1789: m. Jeremiah Remick 11 May 1808, (2) William Hans- 
corn 8 June 1820; d. 19 Oct. 1881. 

7. Samuel Dixon married Margaret, dau. of Joshua and 
Dorcas (Hill) Remick. He died in 1/96. Children: 

.SARAH bapt. 18 Oct. 1786; m. Ebenezer Frye 17 June 1802. 

13. SAMUEL bapt. 18 Oct. 1786: m. Sally Staples. 


MARY bapt. 18 Oct. 1786; m. - - Ayers. 
STEPHEN bapt. 18 Oct. 1786; unm. 
NATHANIEL bapt. 9 May 1788; died at sea. 

8. Stephen Dixon married Susanna Tetherly, 1789. She 
died 19 Oct. 1840, aged 72. Children: 

14. STEPHEN b. 15 Oct. 1793; m. Abigail Staples. 

MARY F. b. 7 Oct. 1794; m. 3 May 1829, Richard F. Dunn, a gunner 
in the Navy: d. 17 March 1872. He d. I Feb. 1863. Had ch. 
SUSAN b. 1809: m. Joseph Fox of Kittery ; d. 17 March 1872. 
SARAH m. Edward Rand of Newcastle, N. H. 
DAUGHTER m. - - Blackburn of Kittery. 

9. Abraham Dixon married, i March 1784, Anna Tetherly. 
She died 6 Oct. 1834, aged 74. Children : 

NANCY B. died 2 Jan. 1839. 

15. NICHOLAS R. b. March 1787; m. Sarah Sowersby. 

16. WILLIAM b. 1798: m. Martha M. Dixon. 
MARIA m. Samuel Eclgerly of Boston. 


12. John Dixon married, 25 Sept. 1796, Betsey Willey of 
Xewington, X. H. She died 9 Dec. 1842, aged 68. Children. 


IRA b. 1798. Lived in Portsmouth. Pub. to Betsey P. Tetherly 18 
Nov. 1822. 

17. THOMAS 1). 1797: m. Martha M. Hatch. 
ISAIAH lived in Boston. 

SHAMRACH lived in Boston: m. 12 Jan. 1843. Hannah, dau. of Stephen 
and Abigail (Garland) Hanscom. Ch., George and Laban. 

BETSEY b. March 1807 : m. - - Quimby, (2) 9. March 1845 John 

Lydston : d. u Feb. 1877. 

SARAH b. 5 Jan. 1818: m. - Kimball. (2) 23 Dec. 1846 Charles 
C. Goodwin: d. 8 July 1893. 

13. Samuel Dixon married, 16 June 1805, Sally Staples. 
She died 16 May 1862. He died 18 July 1848. Children: 

18. JAMES S. b. 29 Jan. 1807; m. Mary Tobcy. 

MARY H. b. 3 Feb. 1809: m. 12 Nov. 1829 Samuel Tobey : d. 1891. 
NATHANIEL 1). it Dec. 1811; killed by lightning 5 July 1835. 
ELIZA JANE m. James Alfred Brooks, (2) Oliver P. Leighton. 
OLIVE S. 1). 1813: m. Martin P. Paul: d. 18 July 1896. 


SAMUEL b. 15 Feb. 1816; d. 31 Dec. 1834. 

19. OLIVER b. 22 Sept. 1818; m. 1848, Frances Lord. 

20. EDMOND A. b. 10 Feb. 1821 ; m. Ann P. Paul. 

10. Peter Dixon married, 23 June 1795, Mrs. Elizabeth 
(Remick) Floyd. He died 14 Aug. 1850. She died 4 Aug. 
1854, aged 91. Children: 

ALICE b. 17 May 1797: m. 8 June 1815 Benjamin Brown of Wakefield, 
N. H. ; d. 31 Jan. 1884. 8 ch. 

MARTHA M. b. 1801 ; m. William Dixon, (2) 31 Oct. 1847, John Lewis 
. of Portsmouth. 

21. ABRAM C. b. 1804; m. Statira H. Spinney. 

22. WILLIAM R. b. 1808; m. Mary E. Cole. 

11. Joseph Dixon married, 20 Sept. 1798, Elizabeth, dan. of 
Azariah and Betsey (Paul) Libby. He died at sea in 1847. She 
died 5 Xov. 1849, aged 75- Children: 

HENRY T. m. 20 March 1823, Fanny Spinney; 15 Nov. 1833. One 
child, John H., lived in North Reading, Mass. 
JOHN, died in infancy. 

23. JOSEPH \). 7 March 1801 ; m. Olive Rogers. 

MARY H. b. 1807; m. 1824, Samuel H. Staples; d. 15 Sept. 1891. 

LUCINDA L. b. Jan. 1810; m. Jacob R. Spinney; d. 10 Oct. 1891. 

NATHANIEL L. b. 1813; m. Nancy J., widow of Stephen Hobbs of Ber- 
wick; d. 25 Aug. 1885. She d. 24 Oct. 1881. aged 72. Ch., Mary S. b. 
July 1835, d. 30 Aug. 1865; m. 8 Jan. 1851, Win. W. Dixon; Ellen M. b. 
Sept. 1837, d. 23 May 1855. 

ELIZABETH P. b. July 1816; m. 16 March 1848, Joseph Spinney, Jr.; d. 
ii Dec. 1848. 

14. Stephen Dixon married, 3 July 1818, Abigail Staples. 
He died 19 Aug. 1842. She died 25 Dec. 1851, aged 52. 
Children : 

MARY E. b. 14 Feb. 1820; m. Thomas J. Cottle; d. 22 April 1898; 6 ch. 

24. DANIEL S. b. 14 Sept. 1822: in Lydia N. Tetherly. 
ABIGAIL b. 18 March and d. 23 March 1823. 

HARRIET 1). 29 Aug. 1824; m. 9 Nov. 1845 John H. Staples; d. 28 June 
1859. 6 ch. 

ELI/A JANE b. 24 April 1826; m. John Knox of Portsmouth: d. 25 Oct. 

SI-SAN A. b. 9 Dec. 1827; m. Charles Gotham of Kittery. 2 ch. 

25. STEPHEN A. b. 24 April 1829; m. Mary Ellen Hanscom. 
LonsA S. b. 13 Feb. 1832; d. 27 June 1838. 

ANDREW J. b. 18 Oct. 1833; m. 8 Dec. 1858 Mary J. Dixon; d. 8 Feb. 


LUCY M. b. 24 May 1835 ; m. 4 Nov. 1860, John H. Staples ; d. 28 March 

RICHARD F. b. 28 April 1837; m. 22 Jan. 1860 Sarah A. Dixon. Ch., 
Nellie b. May 1862, d. 6 Feb. 1870; Edwin; Nettie. 

ALVIN b. 19 April 1840; m. 28 Nov. 1866 Mary Ann Libby, who d. in 
1892. He lives in Farmington, N. H. 3 ch. 

15. Nicholas R. Dixon married Sarah- Sowersby of Ports- 
mouth. He died 20 Aug. 1873. She died 5 Oct. 1875, aged 88. 
Children : 

CHARLES W. b. 14 Feb. 1827: d. 23 July 1827. 

SARAH S. b. 18 Sept. 1829: m. 27 Oct. 1850 Sylvester Staples: d. 28 
Aug. 1889. 8 ch. 

Lucv AN\ b. 17 Jan. 1834; m. Samuel Edgerly, his second wife. 

ALEXANDER 1). 21 Jan. 1842. Adopted 25 Feb. 1843; m. 6 Feb. 1862 
Ellen E. Staples. 

1 6. William Dixon married Martha M., dau. of Peter and 
Betsey (Floyd) Dixon. He died 20 May 1843. Children: 

SARAH A. b. 1820: d. 11 Nov. 1830. 

CHARLES W. b. July 1822; m. 28 March 1844 Sarah C. Spinney, (2) 
1857. Mary J. Staples; died 12 Jan. 1870. Ch., Henry, Flora, Lizzie, 
Almcna, Albert R. who m. Eva C. Staples 26 Dec. 1881. 

MARTHA J. b. Aug. 1824; m. 15 Oct. 1844 Charles H. Brown of Ports- 
mouth ; d. i March 1869. 

GEORGE M. b. - ; m. 10 June 1849, Marcia Spinney. Moved to 

Farmington, N. H. Ch., Willie, Emma, George. 


AUGUSTUS F., lived in Portsmouth. 

ANN SARAH m. Edwin Milton. 


17. Thomas Dixon married Martha M. Hatch of Wells. 
Published 23 April 1820. He died 31 March 1854. Children: 

SAMUEL in. Lucy Newson. Lives in Stratham, N. H. 4 ch. 
ALXIRA m. Jairus Jenkins 28 Nov. 1844. 

JOHX A. m. Mary J. Carter. 2 ch. Lived in Medford. Mass. 
MARY 1C. m. William Neal. 

CHARLES S. in. Cxarina Goodrich. Lived in Charlestown, Mass. 3 ch. 
26. WILLIAM W. b. Aug. 1832; in. 8 Jan. 1851. Mary S. Dixon. 
SARAH C. b. 1840: d. 5 Jan. 1857. 
NELLIE, died young. 


1 8. James Dixon married Mary, dau. of Samuel and Lucy 
(Paul) Tobey, 11 June 1829. He died 12 Dec. 1836. She died 
9 Jan. 1864, aged 54 years 8 months. Children: 

JAMES E. b. 1830: m. 1854. Helen Dixon of Portsmouth; d. s. p. 6 
April 1854. 
27. CHARLES E. b. 4 Oct. 1831 ; m. Hannah Simpson. 

SARAH ALICE b. 1834: d. 16 Jan. 1854. Unm. 

ALEXANDER b. 1836: d. 1894; m. and had one ch., Lyman, b. 1862. 

19. Oliver Dixon married, 1848, Frances Lord of South Ber- 
wick. He died 19 Feb. 1891. She died 29 Jan. 1860, aged 30. 
M. (2) Lucy Wiggin of Dover, N. H., who d. 15 June 1870; m. 
(3) 1871, Mrs. Elizabeth Foye of Portsmouth, X. H. Children: 

ALBERT D. b. 18 Dec. 1849 ; m. 2 Sept. 1876 Mary Tucker ; d. 27 Nov. 
1893. Ch.. Emma F., b. 10 Oct. 1877. m. 24 Dec. 1896 Edwin F. Staples; 
Oliver H. b. 15 Oct. 1880; Alice S. b. 9 Dec. 1885 

WILLARD I. b. 27 July 1851. 

HELEN F. b. 4 Sept. 1857; m. 18 March 1881, James E. Todd of Ports- 
mouth : d. 20 Jan. 1890. 

MELVIN C. b. 19 April 1853: m. 22 Feb. 1882, Grace E. Foye. Ch., Liz- 
zie. Roy. Howard, Lillian M.. Major, Grace and Ralph. 
Children by third marriage : 

SARAH A. b. 14 June 1873: m. Charles E. Frost 20 March 1892. 

JESSIE L. m. Clarence E. Plaistecl. 22 Dec. 1894. 

20. Edmund A. Dixon married, 2 March 1845, ^ nn P- Paul. 
He was Capt. of Co. G 27th Regt. Me. Vol. Inf. in the Civil War. 
Died 13 Jan. 1888. Wife died 26 Oct. 1876, aged 53 Children: 


CLARA b. 1849; m. Edwin C. Hanscom : d. 18 July 1877. 

21. Abram C. Dixon married, 29 Xov. 1825, Statira W. 
Spinney. He died 25 Jan. 1859. She died 22 Aug. 1868, aged 
66. Children : 


EDWIN F. 1). 1828: d. Dec. 1853. 



FRANCIS X. b. 21 Feb. 1838: d. 6 Sept. 1894: m. 14 May 1861 Lydia N. 
Sanbnrn. Ch., Arvilla L. m. 26 Dec. 1894 Hannibal H. Cole; Alveda L. 
b. 1864, d. 24 Feb. 1875; Bernice. 

ESTELLA m. Alfred Proctor of Danvers. Mass. 

EVKI.VN S. b. 1845: d. 13 Aug. 1854. 


22. William R. Dixon married, 26 Nov. 1829, Mary E., dan. 
of Ichabod and Anna ( Brooks- Varney) Cole. He died 26 Feb. 
1860. She died 12 July 1859, aged 47. Children: 

HENRIETTA m. John Wentworth of Greenland. N. H. 

ADELINE 1>. 5 March 1832: m. 25 Oct. 1855 Albert J. Knight; cl. 4 July 
1900. 6 ch. 

WILLIAM F. 1>. 1834; d. 9 Dec. 1854. 

MARY J. m. 8 Dec. 1858 Andrew J. Dixon. 

SAM TEL m. 1858, Sarah A. Hanscom. Ch.. Laura E. m. 6 Sept. 1881 
David W. Merrow: Bernard lives in Minnesota; Ellwood h. Sept. 1858, 
d. 25 July 1850; Frank m. M. Dyer of Biddeford and lives in Chicago; 
Alice M. m. 19 April 1894 George S. Ramsbury of Philadelphia. 

SARAH A. m. 22 Jan. 1860 Richard F. Dixon. 3 ch. 

BETSEY in. 1864. Joseph W. Davis. 7 ch. 


23. Joseph Dixon married, 19 Jan. 1829, Olive, dan. of 
Richard and Lydia (Reed) Rogers. He died 21 Oct. 1875. 
Children : 

MARY F. 1>. 4 June 1830; m. 4 July 1857 Joseph Hammond. 7 ch. D. 
16 March 1872. 

OLIVE P. 1). 13 Aug. 1832; d. 7 Feb. 1901. 

SALOME L. b. 10 Jan. 1835; d. 2 June 1838. 

LYDIA E. 1). u Nov. 1835; <1- 8 June 1838. 
27. JOSEPH H. 1). 22 April 1839: m. 11 Jan. 1876, Bertha M. Pirsch. 

SAMUEL L. b. 13 Nov. 1841 : d. 27 Nov. 1842. 

FRAXKLIX E. b. / June 1844; d. 30 Nov. 1872. 

AUGUSTIXE M. b. 5 Sept. 1845; d. 14 Aug. 1851. 

AI.IIERT G. b. 10 Oct. 1848: d. 22 Jan. 1851. 

AXXIE F. b. 29 March 1850; m. 9 March 1873 Albert A. Kent, of Lynn, 
Mass., (2) 10 May 1899. William C. Pease of Sandy Hill. N. Y. 

24. Daniel Dixon married, 28 Dec. 1843, Lydia X. Tetherly, 
He died 7 April 1891. Children: 

ARAHELLA 1). Oct. 1844: d. 8 April 1850. 

CHARLES H. h. Jan. 1847: d. 6 June 1894; m. 14 Nov. 1869 Annie Cole. 
Ch.. Carrie b. 31 July 1871. d. 17 Sept. 1881 : George P. 1). 1874. m. 12 Sept. 
1894 Leonora M. Spinney; Annie M. : Ethel L. ; and Oren L. 

LYDIA O. b. Nov. 1848; cl. 12 April 1850. 

ARIAXXA m. Charles Cole. 

AHIUE A. in. E. Ansel Staples. 

MARY EVA m. 1875. Charles E. Huntress. 

DANIEL W. m. 12 May 1874 Ar.-ibella Roberts. Ch.. Charles R. m. 2 
March 1895 Alte J. Drew and lias ch. Yelmu b. 6 Oct. 1895. and Cassie b. 
10 April 1898. 


25. Stephen A. Dixon married 16 Aug. 1859, Mary Ellen 
Hanscom. He died 27 Sept. 1895. She died 10 Dec. 1863, aged 
26. He married (2) 21 June 1865, Mrs. Anna L. S. Roberts, 
who died 22 Sept. 1899, aged 63. Children : 

FLORENCE A. m. 27 April 1884 Willard A. Staples. 8 ch. 
AUGUSTUS b. Sept. 1862 : d. 3 Feb. 1863. 
Children by second marriage : 

LILLIE O. b. 16 Marcb 1866: m. 30 Dec. 1886 Frank Leibman. 
ABBIE b. Nov. 1867 : d. same day. 
GUSTAVUS L. b. i Nov. 1868. 
STEPHEN H. b. 16 Feb. 1871. 
NELLIE R. b. 10 April 1876: d. 17 Aug. 1879. 


27. Charles E. Dixon married 18 Oct. 1854, Hannah Simp- 
son of York and lived in Portsmouth, X. H. He died 19 Dec. 

1878. Children : 

JAMES EDWIX b. 2 Sept. 1855: m. 7 June 1876, Ida Fernald ; d. I Jan. 
1890. Ch.. George Edwin b. 28 Feb. 1877. d. 20 March 1878: Olbourne 
C. b. i July i8i. d. 20 Feb. 1886: Claude B. b. 6 April 1887. d. 30 May 

ALICE MARY b. 5 Aug. 1857: m. Sept. 1877 James Bickford : d. 18 Dec. 

1879. One ch. 

CHARLES I. b. 30 July 1872: d. 3 Oct. 1895. Umn. 

26. William Dixon married, 8 Jan. 1851, Mary S., dau. of 
Xathaniel and Xancy J. Dixon. (2) L. M. Goodrich. He died 
16 May 1896. Children: 

CHARLES C. b. Aug. 1855 : m. Amanda A. Lewis. Ch.. Maude B. 

JOHN \V. b. 5 May 1863: m. 1896, Lilla E. (Foss) Dearborn. Ch., 
Clara M. b. 25 Jan. 1897: Charles C. b. 25 April 1899: Willie J. 1). 12 May 
1900; Fermon F. b. 14 Jan. 1902. 

Children by second marriage : 

GEORGE \V. b. 3 Sept. 1867: m. 13 Jan. 1892. Alice W. Lamos of Ber- 
wick. Ch.. Raymond E. b. .May 1893. 

FRED E. 1). 25 Dec. 1870: m. 24 Dec. 1896 A. C. Millen. 

27. Joseph H. Dixon married, 1 1 Jan. 1876, Bertha M. 
I'irsch of Jersey City, X. J., and lives in Eliot. Children: 

VIOLA R. b. 5 April and d. 10 April 1877. 
VIEXXE P., twin to Viola: d. 10 April 1877. 
OTTO II. b. 30 Dec. 1882. 
\Vi.\\KFRKi) M. b. 14 May 1888. 
Lri.r A. b. 2 March 1897. 



William Dixon, born 11 Xov. 1812, married, 29 Jan. 1842, 
Mary C. Hayes. He died 5 June 1885. Children : 

MARTHA E. 1>. 24 May 1843: d. 12 Oct. 1863. 

GEORGE \Y. b. 18 July 1847; in. 30 Sept. 1875, Lizzie M. Bullard of 
Wayland. Mass. Ch.. Mea and Charles. He m. (2) 26 Oct. 1806. Mary 
Emery of Dover. X. H. Ch., Jennie Emery b. 27 March 1900. 

Wallace Dixon 1>. 14 Aug-. 1866, married, 9 Xov. 1889, Alberta 
X. Ham of Dorchester, Mass. Children: 

FRANC-IS E. b. 27 Jan. 1891. 
HARRY \V. b. 1 1 Aug. 1893. 
GEORGE ALBERT H. b. 4 March 1899. 


Dennis Downing, blacksmith, signed the submission to Mas- 
sachusetts in 1652. He was living in 1690. Xame of wife 
unknown. Children : 

DKXXIS, probably killed by Indians 4 July 1697. See 
page 1 68. 

JOHN*. See below. 

JOSHUA. See below. 

John Downing was before court in 1653 for disobedience to 
his father. John Downing married, a little before 27 May 1684, 
Susanna, dau. of John Miller of Arundel. April 18, 1720, Benja- 
min Miller, Jeremiah Miller, Daniel Quick and Hannah, his wife, 
quitclaim to John Downing, senior, of Xewington, a piece of land 
at Cape Porpoise "in consideration of the charges and expense 
in maintaining and keeping their honored father John Miller late 
of Cape Porpus alias Arundel." See York Deeds XII. 124. 
Sept. 10, 1/25, John Downing of Xewington and wife Susanna 
sold to son Benjamin land at Cape Porpoise. Mention is made 
in the deed of another son John. The Hist, of Kennebunkport 
says that this John Downing died in 1727, aged 67. 

John Downing married Elizabeth, dau. of X'icholas and Mary 
( Bickford ) Harrison of Xewington, X. H. See Landmarks of 
Ancient Dover, page 158. He died 16 Sept. 1744, aged 85; born, 
therefore, in 1659. Wife Elizabeth survived him. Elizabeth 


Downing', aged 88, deposed, 8 Aug. 1738, that she lived in Scar- 
borough 64 years ago, i. e. in 1674. She was born in 1650 and 
could not have been mother of the John Downing who married 
Susanna Miller. 

Dennis Downing names in a deed three daughters of his son 
John, viz., Anne, Alice and Joanna. 

The best solution I can suggest is that John, son of Dennis 
Downing married (i) - - and had sons Benjamin 

and John, born about 1659; (2} Susanna dan. of John Miller and 
died in 1727. aged 87 rather than 67. John, Jr., married Eliza- 
beth Harrison and had children Harrison, John, and Benjamin. 
This family became verv numerous in Xewington, X. H., and in 
Kennebunk, Me. 

Joshua Downing was born in 1644, as shown by a deposition. 
He married ( i ) about 1675. Patience, dau. of Philip and Patience 
Hatch, ( 2 ) Rebecca, widow of Joseph Trickey and dau. of Wil- 
liam and Rebecca (Mackworth) Rogers. See Coll. of Me. Hist. 
Society, I. 208. He died in 1717, leaving widow Rebecca and 
children : 

JOSHUA m. Sarah Hatch. 

EI.IZAHETH m. about 1698. Jonathan Woodman of Oyster River; d. 17 
April 1729. aged 60 years lacking five days. He died in 1/50, aged 85. 
SARAH m. Jonathan Mendum before 1702. 
ALICE m. Richard Downing of Dover. X. H., 24 April 1709. 

Joshua Downing 2d married, 28 April 1709, Sarah, dau. of 
Capt. John and Sarah Hatch of Portsmouth. He was killed by 
Indians at Wells 18 Dec. 1712. Widow married, 14 Sept. 1713, 
James Chadbourne 2(1. Children of Downing : 

PATIENCE b. 9 Feb. 1709-10: m. James Ferguson in 1/29. 

SAKAH b. 8 Jan. 1711-12: d. Oct. 1718. 

Jos Hi' A b. 18 Sept. 1712: prol). died young. 


Leonard Drowne. born 1646, came from the west coast ot 
England. lie married Elizabeth, dau. of Walter Abbot of Ports- 
mouth. X. II. He was a shipwright and lived a little north of 
Sturgeon Creek. Moved to Boston, where he married, (2) 4 
Xov. 1707. Mary Caley. He died 31 Oct. 1720. The Indian 


War drove him from Kittery about 1692. Savage calls him one 
of the founders of the first Baptist Church in Maine, in 1682. 
First wife died in 1704. Children were: 

SAMUEL b. 7 March 1676-7; m. 3 Feb. 1698 Elizabeth, dau. of John and 
Sarah (Hodsdon) Morrell : d. 25 Jan. 1720-21, as his head stone on the 
old Morrell homestead shows. Children recorded in Boston, Elizabeth b. 
20 April 1700, m. 12 March 1720-21 James Wi'ttum in Kittery; Samuel b. 
5 July 1704. and had ch.. Elizabeth and Samuel, bapt. in Dover 29 May 
1736; Solomon b. 26 March 1706; Thomas b. 23 Dec. 1708. 

SOLOMON b. 23 Jan. 1681 ; d. 1730; m. 8 Nov. 1705 and 

had i i ch. 

SHEM m. 18 Sept. 1712 Katherine Clark in Boston. 

SIMEON m. 7 Oct. 1725 Mary Everenden in Boston. 

SUSANNA m. John Johnson at Boston. 

MARY m. James Kettle of Charlestown 24 April 1712; d. 24 Jan. 1732, 
aged 39. 

ELIZAHETII b. 2 Nov. 1699 in Boston. 

HANNAH? m. John Wardell in Boston 11 April 1727. 


Hon. Robert Eliot was born in 1643 an( ^ i first mentioned 13 
Jan. 1660. In 1662 he was appointed Constable for Strawberry 
Bank. He lived in Portsmouth, now Newcastle. N. H., Scar- 
borough, Me., and on Gerrish's Island in his last days. Was 
selectman in Portsmouth in 16/9 and 1680, and in Scarborough in 
1682 and town's Deputy to General Court in 1685. In 1692 he 
was appointed one of the Councillors of New Hampshire and 
held that office with the exception of one year till 1715. Timothy 
Gerrish recorded in his family Bible: "My father-in-law, Robert 
Eliot, Dyed in 82 year of his age in March 24th 1724." 

A court record, dated 29 May 1683, speaks of "Robert Eliot, 
who married the relict and administratrix of Ric. Young of Cape 
Porpus." He and wife Margery deeded land, 13 June 1687, to 
son-in-law, Emanuel Davis, and Mary his wife. This Mary was 
probably daughter of Richard and Margery (Batson) Young. 
In a Bill of Sale, dated 7 June [692, Robert Eliot names "my wife 
whose maiden name was Margery Batson." She was daughter 
of Stephen Batson of Ca]x> Porpoise, whose will names daughter 
Martrerv Younsi. 


Robert Eliot and wife Sarah signed a deed 10 May 1702 and 
again in 1707. This wife was Sarah, daughter of Hon. Nathaniel 
Fryer of Newcastle, N. H., and \vas born in Boston 20 July 1656. 

It is evident that there were no children by the last marriage, 
neither could all of his children have been born of Margery. 
There was an earlier marriage, and his will gives the clue as to who 
his first wife was. It names as one of the executors "my loving 
Broth r \Yill m Pepperrell Sen 1 '." His first wife, then, was a sister 
of Col. William Pepperrell. Children were: 

HUMPHREY m. about 1685. Elizabeth, dau. of Robert Cutt and moved 
to South Carolina. No positive proof has been found that Humphrey was 
the son of Robert Eliot, but circumstantial evidence points to that con- 

ROBERT, received deed of land from his father in 1705 and prob. d. unm. 
before 1709. 

NATHANIEL, witness of deeds in 1698. Cf. p. 72. 

ELIZABETH m. Col. George Vaughan before 1702. (See York Deeds, 
VII. 117.) 

SARAH 1). i Oct. 1687; m. Col. Timothy Gerrish 14 Nov. 1706. 

JANE!). 1684: m. (i) 1707 Andrew Pepperrell. (2) 25 Nov. 1714. Lieut. 
Charles Frost. 

ABIGAIL m. Capt. Daniel Greenough of Newcastle. N. H.. 16 Dec. 1708. 

These four daughters are the only children named in his will, 
1718. There may have been an earlier daughter Sarah, who wit- 
nessed a deed in 1685 and probably died soon after. See Coll. of 
N. H. Hist. Society Vol. VIII. p. 356. and Coll. of Me. Hist. 
Society, Vol. III. p. 210. 


Children of Hezekiah and Elizabeth ( Endle ) Elwell. She is 
called a widow in 1719. She may have m. Robert Elwell of 
r.iddeford. Pub. 28 May 1726. 

AXXK b. 12 Aug. 169,5; "I- Richard Clarenbole. Pub. 13 March 1735. 
He d. 1749. Ch.. Hezekiah and Richard. 

MARY b. 17 Feb. 1696: m. 18 Jan. 1718-9, Win. Moore of York. 

DEBORAH 1). 6 Jan. 1792: m. 24 Dec. 1723. Daniel Williams. 

ELIZABETH b. 10 July 1705; m. 6 June 1728. Joseph Elwell of Biddeford. 

BKXJAMIX bapt. 16 Oct. 1/15; m. 31 Dec. 1731. Mary Grover of York. 
Ch. b. in York. Mary b. 13 Oct. 1737: Hezekiah b. 20 Feb. 1738-9; Joseph 
b. 29 April 1733. 

SARAH bapt. i(> Oct. 1715: m. Abraham Weeks. Pub. 13 Feb. 1730-31. 

HEZKKIAH bapt. 16 Oct. 1715. 



Anthony Emery, second son of John and Agnes Emery, was 
born in Romsey, Hants, Eng., married Frances - - and came 
to America in the ship "James," landing in Boston 3 June 1635. 
He lived in Xewbury, Mass., till 1640, then in Dover, N. H., till 
1649. when he settled in Kittery. He, was often juryman and 
selectman. In 1660 he was fined for entertaining Quakers and 
disfranchised. This led him to remove to Portsmouth, R. I., 
where he was living in 1680. His children were James, another 
son whose name is unknown, and Rebecca. 

r. James Emery, son of Anthony, was born in England about 
1630. He married (i) Elizabeth - , who died after 1687; 
(2) 28 Dec. 1695 Mrs. Elizabeth (Xewcomb) Pidge, widow of 
John Pidge of Dedham. Mass. He was eight times chosen select- 
man and twice Representative to the General Court. He died 
before 1714. The following children were born in Kittery: 

2. JAMES 1). about 1658: m. Margaret Hitchcock. 

3. ZACH AKIAH b. about 1660: m. Elizabeth Goodwin. 

NOAH b. about 1663: m. Elizabeth and had three children, of 

whom there is no record. He died before 1729. 

4. DANIEL b. 13 Sept. 1667; m. Margaret Gowen. 

5. Jon b. in 16/0; m. Charity Nason. 
ELIZABETH in. Sylvanus Nock ; d. 6 June 1704. 

SARAH m. (i) John Thompson. (2) Gilbert Warren; d. after 1738. 


2. James, son of James and Elizabeth Emery, married 18 
Dec. 1685 Margaret, dan. of Richard Hitchcock. In his will 
made 28 Dec. 1724, lie mentions wife, Elizabeth. She married 
Thomas Abbot about 1726. 

MARGARET b. 18 Dec. 1686; m. Samuel Smith about 1707. 

6. JAMES b. 18 Feb. 1688; m. Elizabeth Nock. 
LYDIA b. 28 April 1691. 

FRANCES b. 17 Dec. 1694; m. 17 May 1720 John Roberts of Somers- 
\vorth, N. H. 

REHECCA b. 7 March 1697; m. (i) i Jan. 1719 Capt. Daniel Smith of 
Saco : (2) 28 May 1755 Capt. Nathaniel Ladd of Falmouth. She died in 
Biddeford 27 Jan. 1786. 

SAM TEL b. 2 Sept. 1700. 

ELIZABETH b. 7 March 1703: d. unm. 


THOMAS b. 2 Dec. 1706: m. 22 March 1731 Susannah, dau. of Deacon 
Ebenezer Hill. Settled in Biddeford. 

LUCRETIA b. 6 March 1709; m. Wm. Dyer; lived in Biddeford. 

3. Zachariah, son of James and Elizabeth Emery, married 9 
Dec. 1686, Elizabeth, dan. of Daniel and Margaret (Spencer) 
Goodwin. His widow married 22 Dec. 1692, Philip Hubbard. 

ELIZABETH b. 24 Nov. 1687: m. Nathaniel Tarbox before 1709. Lived 
in Biddeford. 

ZACHARIAH b. 5 Oct. 1690: settled in Chelmsford, 

4. Daniel, son of James and Elizabeth Emery, married 17*- 
March 1694-5. Margaret, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Frost) 
Go wen. He was a noted surveyor, often selectman, and Deacon 
in the Congregational Church at the Parish of Unity, now South 
Berwick. He died 15 Oct. 1722. His wife died 21 Nov. 1751. 

7. DANIEL b. 25 June 1697: m. Mary (Lord) Hodgdon. 

8. XOAH b. ii Dec. 1699: m. Elizabeth Chick, (2) Sarah Cooper. 

9. SIMON b. 6 Jan. 1702: m. Martha Lord. 

10. ZACHARIAH b. 12 March 1704-5; m. Ann Hodgdon, (2) Hannah 

MARGARET b. 3 March 1706-7; m. Stephen Tobey ; d. s. p. 1795. 

11. CALEB b. 17 Oct. 1710: m. Jane Frost, dau. of James and Margaret 
(Goodwin) Frost of Berwick. 

ANNA b. 19 March 1712-13: m. Eliezer Ferguson. 

12. JOSHUA I). 30 June 1715: m. Adah Tidy. 

TIKXAH b. 19 Sept. 1717: m. 12 July 1753 Dudley James of Exe- 
ter. N. H. 

HULDAH b. 4 Aug. 1720; m. John Bowden ; d. 1817. 

5. Job, son of James and Elizabeth Emery, married 6 April 
1696, Charity, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Jenkins) 
Xason. Lived in South P>erwick. Was a deacon and thrice 
selectman. Died about 1738. His wife died about 1751. 

JOB b. 29 Jan. 1697; m. 10 Feb. 1725, Phcebe Goodwin. One daughter, 

CHARITY 1>. 24 April 1699; m. Samuel Lunt ; lived in Falmouth. 
SARAH b. 4 Feb. 1700: m. ii Aug. 1720 Samuel Brackett of Berwick. 

13. JOSEPH b. 24 Feb. 1702: m. Mehitable Stacey. 
BENJAMIN b. 25 May 1704. 

ELI/ABETH b. 27 Aug. 1705; d. 2 Feb. 1707. 

JONATHAN b. 31 Jan. 1707: m. Phoebe Bracey lived in Biddeford. 

ELIZABETH b. 2 July 1710; m. - - Pasen. 

MARY b. 2 July 1710. 

ABIGAIL b. 20 Sept. 1713: m. Benjamin Tarbox of Biddeford. 


MIRIAM !>. 27 Feb. 1716: m. John Andres. 

JAHKX bapt. 13 July 1718; in. 6 Feb. 1744-5 Elizabeth Butland. Lived 
in Kennebunk. Died 19 May 1790. 

MERCY bapt. 4 Dec. 1720: prob. m. - - Stone. 

OI.IVK bapt. 9 Feb. 1724: in. Joshua Andros. 


6. James, son of James and Margaret (Hitchcock) Emery, 
married Elizabeth, dan. of Sylvanus Nock. He died before 
6 July 1724, and his widow married Thomas Abbott, Jr. 

OBED b. 10 March 1718; in. 9 Aug. 1742 Sarah Dyer. Removed to 

JOHN bapt. 28 Feb. 1719. 
MARGARET bapt. 10 April 1722. 
ELIZABETH bapt. 12 April 1724. 

7. Daniel, son of Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) Emery, 
married 16 June 1720 Mary Hodsdon, dau. of Nathan Lord, Jr., 
and widow of Thomas Hodsdon. He died about 1779. 

MARTHA b. 24 June 1721 : d. 27 Feb. 1777; m. Richard Shackley, Jr. 
MARGARET bapt. 2 Sept. 1722; prob. d. young. 
MARGARET bapt. 31 March 1724: m. Alex. Goold. 
ELIZABETH 1). 24 Sept. 1/25: m. 29 Oct. 1743 Wm. Hooper. 
SARAH b. i Oct. 1/27; m. Joseph Hubbard. 

14. DANIEL b. 18 Aug. 1731 : m. Sarah Shackley. 

8. Xoah. son of Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) Emery, 
married ( i ) 22 Jan. 1721-2 Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Chick, who 
died 28 Dec. 1739; (2) 30 Oct. 1740 Sarah, dau. of John and 
Sarah ( Lord ) Cooper. Willis says he was "the first lawyer who 
ever resided in the State of Maine," but several were admitted to 
the bar before him. He was "King's Attorney" for the Province 
of Maine and also captain in the militia. He died 9 Dec. 1761. 

DANIEL b. 24 Sept. 1722: d. 24 Dec. 1722. 

15. DANIEL b. 19 Xov. 1723: m. Anne Emery. 

NOAH b. 23 Dec. 1725: m. 20 March 1/45 Joanna Ferryman. Lawyer 
at Exeter. X. H. 

RICHARD b. 9 May 1728: m. 1765 Mary Blunt of Chester. X. H. 
MARY b. 12 May 1730; d. 14 Jan. 1736. 

16. JAIMIET b. 27 July 1732: in. Mary Emery. 
SARAH b. 10 March 1733-4; d- '5 J an - T 7.}6. 
ELIZABETH b. i Feb. 1735: d. 14 Jan. 1736. 


MARY b. 6 April 1737: d. same day. 
SHEM b. 6 May 1738; d. 8 July 1758. 
ELIZABETH b. 11 Dec. 1739; d. 21 May 1744. 
JOHN b. 9 June 1743. 


9. Simon, son of Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) Emery, 
married 21 Oct. 1725 Martha, dau. of Xathan and Margaret 
(Hearl) Lord. He died 10 Xov. 1760. His wife died 29 April 
1760, aged 58. 

MARTHA b. 6 Aug. 1726: m. Ebenzer Lord; d. 5 May 1773. 

SIMOX b. 26 Xov. 1727: m. 17 Jan. 1746 Elizabeth Bean of York; set- 
tled in Sbapleigb. 

MARGARET 1). i July 1729: m. 21 Dec. 1750 Noah Ricker ; d. Jan. 1822. 
17. STEPHEN b. 21 March 1730; m. Sarah Hodgdon. 

SAMUEL 1). 1732; m. (i) Abigail Shackley; (2) Abigail Ferguson. 

JOHX b. 15 May 1734: m. (i) Adah Emery: (2) Mary (Bragdon) 
Dunning : lived in York ; d. 10 April 1810. 

MARY b. 15 Eel). 1737-8; m. Japhet Emery. 

MERIBAH b. 20 March 1740; m. Jabez Dame, of Newington, N. H. ; d. 
24 Eel). 1838. 

SARAH b. 3 Sept. 1742; m. 18 May 1762 Capt. Jonathan Tibbetts ; d. 25 
Jan. 1825. 

CHARLES b. 16 Aug. 1745; m. Ann Hodgdon; (2) Jane Vance; moved 
to Vermont. 

10. Zachariah, son of Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) Emery, 
married (i) Ann Hodgdon; (2) Hannah Johnson. He died 
about 1789. Three children by first marriage, six by second. He 
lived in Kittery. 

Axx b. 29 Feb. 1728; m. Daniel Emery. 
JAMES bant, i Xov. 1730. Thrice married. 


ZACHARIAH bapt. 5 May 1734: in. Huldah Bean. 

PEI.KTIAH bapt. 6 March 1737: d. July 1756. 


JOSIAH bapt. 4 Feb. 1738-9. 

Hri.HAM ba]>t. 9 Feb. 1755; m. - - Frost. 

SARAH pmb. 111. Joseph Pilsbury. 

BETSEY m. - Bowen. 


11. Caleb, son of Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) Emery, 
married 10 March 1747-8 Jane Frost. He was a lawyer, farmer, 
and tanner. His wife died 5 March 1767. Their children, 
besides five who died young, were : 

JANE b. 19 Nov. 1/59; m. (i) Simon Frost. Jr.: (2) Peaslee Morrill. 
CALEB b. 27 July 1763; in. 3 Dec. 178.2 Mary James; d. in Lebanon, Me. 

12. Joshua, son of Daniel and Margaret (Gowen) Emery, 
married 4 Xov. 1735 Adah, dan. of John and Hannah (Morrell) 
Tidy. Through his influence the first Baptist Church was organ- 
ized in Berwick, 28 June 1768, in which he was an elder 
and preacher. He died in Feb. 1797. His wife, born 22 Jan. 
1716, died in 1815. Besides several who died young their children 
were : 

MARGARET b. 20 Oct. 1/39: in. 24 Jan. 1777 David Blaisdell of York. 

ADAH b. 29 June 1741 : in. John Emery. 

MERIBAH bapt. 20 Aug. 1754. 

HANNAH b. 1/56; in. 7 Oct. 1771 Jedidiah Goodwin of Berwick. 

13. Joseph, son of Job and Charity (Nason) Emery, mar- 
ried 10 Oct. 1726 Mehitable Stacey, who died in 1786. He died 
I July 1793. 

JAMES 1). 6 Nov. 1728: in. 24 Aug. 1750 Mercy, dau. of Capt. Jonathan 
Bean of Saco. Lived in Buxton and Hollis. Died in 1821. 

JOHN 1). 22 Jan. 1730: in. 1753 Hannah Furbish of Kittery : d. in 
Hampden 24 Fell. 1/95. His wife died 12 Oct. 1805. 

MARY 1). 25 Xov. 1732. 

ESTHER 1). 31 May 1734: in. Asa Burbank. 

MEIIITAHI.E b. 10 March 1736; in. James Emery. 

STEPHEN b. 21 March 1738. 

ELI/AHETH 1). 28 Fel). 1/40. 

JOSEI-H 1). 25 Aug. 1742: m. 30 Oct. 1767 Rebecca Wakefield ; d. s. p. 

Tor, 1). 29 Jan. 1745: in. Polly Hubbard. 

WILLIAM b. 6 Feb. 1747: m. Pliilomelia Webber. 

JOSIAH b. 24 Sept. 1751. 



14. Daniel, son of Daniel and Mary (Hodsdon) Emery, 
married 25 May 1751 Sarah, dan. of Richard and Hannah (Hods- 
clon) Shackley. Lived in Berwick. Besides three who died 
young' their children were : 

SARAH bapt. / Aug. 1757: m. Stephen Emery. 

DANIEL bapt. 25 March 1/59: m. Olive Lord. Lived in Eliot. 

NAHTM bapt. 30 Oct. 1763: m. (i) Rhoda Emery; (2) Eunice Hods- 
don: (3) Sarah Pickernell. Rhoda. a dau. by second marriage, m. Win. 

NATHAN bapt. 30 Oct. 1763: m. Hannah Kingsbury. 

JOEL bapt. i Sept. 1765. 

HOSEA bapt. 30 May 1767. 

15. Daniel, son of Xoah and Elizabeth (Chick) Emery, 
married 21 Oct. 1747 Anne, dau. of Zachariah and Anne (Hods- 
don) Emery. Cooper, lawyer, and constable of Kittery. 

DANIEL 1). 31 Jan. 1741 : m. Elizabeth Crosby. 
NOAH b. 3 May 1748: m. Elizabeth Goold. 

ELIZAUETH b. i Jan. 1749-50: m. 18 March 1785 Nathaniel Bowen. 
ANNA b. 14 Eel). 1753. 
RICHARD b. 3 May 1755. 

SARAH in. Joseph Pilsbury. Moved to S. Thomaston. Me. 

GEORGE b. about 1763: in. Sarah Dean. Lived in S. Thomaston. 

NATHANIEL b. 20 April 1772: in. (i) Lucy Crockett: (2) Barbara S. 
Whittier. Died in Thorndike, Me.. 21 May 1865. 

16. Japhet. son of Xoah and Elizabeth (Chick) Emery, 
married 30 Jan. 1/55 Mary, dau. of Simon and Martha (Lord) 
Emery. Lieutenant of militia in 1762. He died 2 March 1804. 
His wife died 2f) July 1824. Lived in Kittery. 

MARY b. 23 March 1758: d. unm. 12 Jan. 1797. 

SHEM b. 6 Nov. 1760; in. (i) Keziah Emery: (2) Martha Tibbetts. 
J.xi'HET b. ii Jan. 1763: m. Molly Shorey. 
RHODA b. 13 Aug. 1775: d. 11 Feb. 1797. 

THEODORE b. 9 May 1770: m. Polly, dau. of Daniel Emery. Jr. Lived 
in Porter, Me. 


17. Stephen, son of Simon and Martha (Lord) Emery, mar- 
ried 6 March 1753 Sarah Hodsdon. He was an Elder in the 
Free Baptist Church at Kittery. 

STEPHEN 1>. Dec. 1753; m. (i) 8 Sept. 1775 Sarah, clau. of Daniel and 
Sarah (Shackley) Emery ; (2) 6 March 1783 Mrs. Mary (Libby) 
Sharpies. He died in Gorham. Me., in 1830. Ten ch. 

JOSHUA h. 1755: m. (i) 3 Sept. 1778 Tirzah, clau. of Zachariah and 
Hulclah (Bean) Kmery ; (2) - - Hall. Prob. d. in Gorham, Me., 6 

April 1827. 

JACOB 1). 1/57; m. 3 Jan. 1779 Huldah Thompson of York. Lived in 
Waterboro, Me. 

SIMON 1). Feb. 1670: m. March 1785 Martha Nowell. 

ABIGAIL 1). 1761 : m. Ebenezer Nowell of York. 

PRUDENCE bapt. 22 May 1763: in. 18 March 1791 Israel Emery. 

GEORGE b. 1765: m. Betsey Pierce. 

DOMINIC us 1). 1767: in. 1798 Hannah Goodwin: d. at sea. 

MARY b. 1768; d. unm. 

WILLIAM b. 1770; physician in New Orleans. 

ICHAHOD b. 1784; m. 25 Nov. 1804 Mary Tetherly : d. 21 Oct. 1825 in 


William Endle was presented at court in 1662. Michael 
Endle, born 1620, was early a fisherman at the Isles of Shoals. 
He bought land on the west side of Spruce Creek in 1679 and in 
1691 deeded the same to John Morgrage for maintenance during 
life of himself and wife YVillmot who was dau. of John Baly. 
His daughter may have married John Morgrage. Savage says 
he was a juryman in 1659. Ephraim Endle witnessed a deed in 

John Endle administered the estate of Y\ illiam Ash in 1676, 
and his own estate was administered by his brother Richard 
Endle in 1690. 

Richard Endle, according to Jenness, was with his brother 
Michael at the Isles of Shoals in 1650. He bought a house there 
in 1 66 1. In 1665 he bought land on the south side of Goose 
Cove. Here he died and was buried. His estate was adminis- 


tered by his son Richard in 1694. He married Anne, daughter of 
Thomas and Agnes Turpin.* Children were: 

HANNAH m. Joseph Wilson in 1684. 

RICHARD m. Jane ; d. s. p. in 1716. 

JOHN, above mentioned, was either son or brother. 


Phillip Fall, aged 25, is mentioned in the court records of New 
Hampshire in 1674. John Fall married, 26 Oct. 1710, Judith 
Heard. He died about 1746. See Maine Wills. Children: 

JOHN b. 10 Sept. 1711; m. Lydia - . Ch., Elizabeth, Lydia. 
Thomas and Judith. 

SAMUEL b. 14 Dec. 1712. 

TKUSTUM b. 18 Oct. 1714; m. - . Ch., Trustum, Stephen, 

Ebenezer, Eunice, Dorcas and John. 

SUSANNA b. 10 Nov. 1716. 

JUDITH b. 3 April 1719; m. Richard Hodsdon. 

THOMAS b. 20 May 1721. 

ZEBEDEE b. 8 Nov. 1724. 

MARY b. 18 July 1726. 

PHILIP bapt. i Feb. 1729-30. 

MARGARET bapt. 29 Oct. 1732. 


Christopher Person was presented at York Court in 1653. 
Nothing more known of him. Thomas ffurson was living at 
Bloody Point, now Newington, as early as 1641. Was taxed in 
Dover in 1648, sold "Person's Island," now Noble's Island, at 
Portsmouth, in 1662, subscribed to maintain a minister in Ports- 
mouth in 1658 and 1666 and owned land there in 1657. Jane 

''Leonard Weeks, aged 40, deposed, 26 (4) 1672, that he knew in England 
throe reputed daughters of Thomas Turpin, viz., Elizabeth, Jane and Anne, 
who are now come to this country and are married to James Leach. Philip 
Adams and Richard Endall. Court Records of New Hampshire. Thomas 
Turpin w;is drowned 30 Oct. 1649. YorkDeeds, I. 62. He left widow 
Agnes in Portsmouth. 


ffurson was plaintiff against Richard Commins in an action "For 
witholding her thirds of a plantation." Non suited. 

John Forguson, born 1655, had a grant near Great Falls in 
1678. Fie was probably father of the Mary Ferguson who was 
captured by Indians at Salmon Falls, 22 June 1690. She m. 16 
July 1693, James Treworgy, q. v. 

Daniel Ferguson was living in what is now upper Eliot in 
1659. H C (nef l ni 1 676. Gilbert Ferguson, perhaps his brother, 
born 1646 as per dep., attended Daniel in his last sickness and was 
paid three pounds therefor. Daniel left widow Mary, living in 
1708. Children: 

MEHITABLE b. 1670. 

1. ALEXANDER b. 1672: m. Elizabeth Gowen. 

SARAH b. 1676; m. 19 Dec. 1695 James Ross of Casco Bay. 

JAMES b. 1676; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Benoni Hodsdon. Both slain by 
Indians, 28 Sept. 1707, leaving son James who m. 1729, Patience Downing. 

ABIGAIL, ransomed with sister Sarah from Quebec by Matthew Gary, 
Oct. 1695. 


1. Alexander Ferguson married, IT Feb. 1694, Elizabeth, 
dau. of William and Elizabeth (Frost) Gowen. He died ir 
Sept. 1731. Wife survived him. Children: 

DANIEL b. 18 Nov. 1695: d. in 1752, leaving ch., Alexander and Eliza- 
beth, who m. Benjamin Goold, Jr.. in 1744. 

ELIZABETH b. 3 Feb. 1699; m. John Gowen. Jr., i Feb. 1719-20. 
ALEXANDER b. 30 June 1701 : d. before 1753. 

2. ELIEZER !>. 29 Nov. 1703: m. Anna Emery. 

MARY b. 18 March 1705: m. Nicholas Hartford 29 Jan. 1731. 
SARAH b. 17 May 1707; m. Thomas Staples 21 Nov. 1738. 
JOHN b. 8 Aug 1710; m. Hannah Chase of Edgarstown. Pub. 2 Nov. 


2. Eliezer Ferguson married Anna, dau. of Daniel and Mar- 
garet (Gowen) Emery. Fie may have had a previous wife 
Mehitable. Me was living in Eliot in 1760. Children: 

EI.EAXAR b. 15 Dec. 1734. Soldier in 1761. 

MEHITABLE b. 24 Jan. 1736. 

ANNA b. 5 Jan. 1738. 

ABIGAIL b. 3 Feb. 1740: m. Samuel Emery 29 Jan. 1785. 


SUSANNAH b. 19 Feb. 1742. 

PHINEAS b. 31 March 1745; m. Molly Mitchell in Portsmouth 10 Dec. 

EUNICE b. 19 July 1747; m. Samuel Emery 23 Dec. 1781. 
WILLIAM b. 21 July 1749. 
DANIEL b. 14 Dec. 1751. 
MARGARET b. 5 June 1755. 

James, son of James and Elizabeth (Hodson) Ferguson, mar- 
ried, 1727, Patience, dan. of Joshua and Sarah (Hatch) Down- 
ing. Lived on the old homestead in Eliot. Widow Patience 
administered his estate in 1766. She died in 1789. Children: 

JAMES m. Elizabeth Stanley 24 April 1749; prob. d. s. p. 
3. DANIEL m. Abigail Frost: d. about 1783. 


ELIZABETH m. John Hill 7 Oct. 1756^' AI/-^ 

DENNIS m. Elizabeth Weymouth 3 Feb. 1773. Will, 1803. Ch., Den- 
nis. Jonathan. Timothy. Dorcas, Hannah, b. 16 July 1792, m. 23 Jan. 1815 
James Goodwin: and Betty, who m. Nicholas Shapleigh 14 Nov. 1801. 

STEPHEN m. Shuah Bartlett 28 March 1782. Ch., Shuah m. Richard 
Shapleigh 5 Aug. 1819. Nathan m. Anne Goodwin 29 June 1817 and had 
ch. Albert, Lizzie and Sarah. Widow Shuah Ferguson m. John Dennett 
23 July 1816. 

WILLIAM m. Miriam Raitt 27 Nov. 1781. She m. (2) Benjamin Ger- 
rish. 23 Dec. 1788. 

SARAH b. 16 March 1/39; m. Joseph Furbish 28 Sept. 1775. 

REUHEN m. Mary Raitt 18 Feb. 1779; d. about 1805. Ch.. Alexander, 
Polly Goodwin, and others. 


3. Daniel Ferguson married Abigail, dau. of Charles and 
Sarah (Pepperrell) Frost. Widow Abigail was made adm'x of 
his estate 20 Dec. 1783. Children: 

SARAH b. 13 May 1765: m. Nathaniel Frost 13 March 1785. 

BF.TTV b. 12 Dec. 1767: perhaps m. Robert Fernald 13 Nov. 1791. 

DANIEL b. 15 Feb. 1768. 

JAMES b. 22 March 1772. 

WILLIAM b. 3 Aug. 1774. 

CHARLES b. 20 Jan. 1777. 

JOSHKA b. 18 June 1779: m. Sally Ferguson 10 Nov. 1803. 

NATHANIEL b. 18 Marcn 1782. 

William Ferguson died in April 1801 and left widow Mary 
and children Alice m. James Hill 8 March 1798; Jane m. Moses 
(.'hick of San ford: William ; Polly; Stephen; Sarah; Statira ; 
Keziah ; and Elizabeth. 


Timothy Ferguson married Sarah Paul 25 May 1775. He 
was adjudged non compos mentis 5 Nov. 1794. Children: 

TIMOTHY b. u March 1776; m. Elizabeth Demeritt in Portsmouth 3 
Feb. 1803. 

SAI.I.V b. 13 Nov. 1778: m. Samuel Frost 11 Oct. 1806? 

WILLIAM b. i Dec. 1781. 

NAHUM b. IQ June 1783. 

M. 26 Nov. 1808 Jonathan Ferguson and Miriam Ferguson. 

M. 14 June 1810 Dorcas Ferguson and Thomas Worster. 


Renald (also called Reginald) Fernald came to Portsmouth 
in 1631 as the surgeon of Capt. John Mason's Company. It is 
a tradition that he was a surgeon in the English Xavy. resigning 
his post to come to America. He was Clerk of Court, Recorder 
of Deeds. Commissioner, and Surveyor, and was Town Clerk at 
the time of his death. He lived on "Doctor's," now Peirces 
Island, where he died hetween 17 May and 7 Oct., 1656, and is 
said to have been buried at Point of Graves cemetery in Ports- 
mouth. His wife's name was Joanna, who died in 1660. 
Children : 

1. THOMAS b. about 1633; m. Temperance ; d. before 25 Aug. 1697. 
EU/.AKF.TH b. about 1634: unmarried. 

MARY b. about 1637; m. John Partridge II Dec. 1660; d. 16 Aug. 1722. 
8 cli. 

SAKAH b. about 1640: in. Allen Lycle 3 Dec. 1661. (2) Richard Water- 

2. JOHN b. about 1642- m. Mary Spinney. 

3. SAM TEL b. about 1644: m. Hannah Spinney. 

4. WILLIAM b. 5 March 1640: m. Elizabeth Langclon 16 Nov. 1671. 

S i-:n ) x D G }: x i-: RATION . 

i. Thomas Fernald made a deposition 18 April 1679, giving 
his age as "46 about." In 1645 Puddington's Islands were leased 
to him by the agent of Sir Ferdinando Gorges, and in 1671, he 
deeded one of them to his brother \Yilliam, "for the fulfilling of 
the last \\ ill of our Dere father, Renald Firnild." 

'Prepared by Prut. II. T. Fernald of Amherst. Mass. Mr. Henry 
W. Fernald of Roxburv, Mass., has also been consulted. 


Thomas Fernalcl married Temperance - . He was a 
shipbuilder. His inventory was returned 25 Aug. 1697. The 
larger of his two islands, afterwards known as Seavey's Island, 
was divided by his widow 20 Xov. 1702, among the surviving 
children. Children : 

JOHN 1). about 1659: unmarried: d. between 1698 and 1702. 

ANN b. about 1661 ; unmarried; living in 1711. 

PATIENCE b. about 1664: m. Ebenezer Evans. (2) Robert Atkins 9 Nov. 

THOMAS b. about 1668: m. Elizabeth, dau. of John Hunking; d. before 

MARY b. about 1671 ; m. Samuel Pray before i Sept. 1697. 

5. SAMUEL b. about 1673: m. Susanna Paul. (2) Elizabeth Seaward? 
JOANNA 1). about 1676; m. Charles Kelley 25 May 1698. 

SARAH b. about 1678; m. William Henderson 16 July 1700. 2 children. 

6. HERCULES b. about 1680: m. Sarah Hinckes. 

ELIZABETH m. Capt. Stephen Eastwick. She d. 26 April 1714. aged 31 
years, 2 months and 20 days, as her tomb stone declares. 

2. John Fernald married Alary, dau. of Thomas and Margery 
Spinney. He was a cordwainer and had a grant of land in 1671. 
He died 19 April 1687. Children: 

7. JOHN b. about 1672: m. Sarah - . 

8. JAMES b. about 1675: m. Mary . 

9. THOMAS b. about 1678: m. Marv Thompson: living in 1735. 
LYDIA b. 1681 : m. - - Harmon, (2) Benjamin Miller. 
MARGERY b. 16 April 1686: m. John Marshall. 

AMOS b. 16 April 1686: m. Mary Woodman 4 Xov. 1714. or Elizabeth 
Chadbourne. or perhaps both. 

3. Samuel Fernald married Hannah, dau. of Thomas and 
Margery Spinney. He was a shipwright. He died i Dec. 1698. 
Children : 

'-SAMUEL b 9 March 1676: died young. 
SARAH b. 17 June 1678? 

10. XATHANIF.!. b. 28 May 1671?: in. Ann Allen. 
HANNAH b. 16 Oct. 1684? 

MARTHA b. 18 Feb. 1692? 

4. William Fernald married 16 Xov. 1671, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Tobias and Elizabeth ( Sherburne ) Langdon of Portsmouth. He 
bought "Lay Claim" Island (purchased by the United States for 
a Xavy Yard in 1800) of his brother Thomas in 1671. Here he 


lived for a number of years and is said to have built a vessel of 
148 tons for Isaac Boyd. He was a selectman in 1674 and 1692- 
1696. He was commissioned lieutenant of militia by Sir Edwin 
Andros 10 Feb. 1686 and is called "Captain" in town records, 
1695. During his last years he lived on his farm near Spruce 
Creek where he died 5 July 1728. His widow died u May 1740. 
Children : 

ELI/AHETH 1). 17 Aug. 1674: in. Clement Deering 25 Sept. 1701: d. 2 
June 1745. 

WILLIAM b. 31 Oct. 1676: d. 6 Dec. 1683. 

TOIUAS 1). 26 Dec. 1678; m. Mary Deering 12 June 1701: d. 18 Aug. 
1701. i ch. Elizabeth b. 19 March 1702; m. John Moore 10 Jan. 1721-2. 

MARGARET b. 27 March 1681 ; m. Solomon, son of John and Sarah 
(Hart) Cotton of Portsmouth. 14 May 1702; d. 12 Jan. 1719 or 1720. 6 

TEMPERANCE b. 17 Sept. 1683: m. John Deering 12 Dec. 1705. (2) Eben- 
czer Moore; d. 19 May 1761. 6 children, 
u. WILLIAM b. 11 May 1686; m. Elizabeth Cotton 

JOSEPH b. 21 Dec. 1688; not named in father's will, 1724. 

SARAH b. 24 April 1691: m. Jonathan Dam 26 Oct. 1711; d. 5 Nov. 

LYDIA b. 19 April 1093: m. John Clark 27 May 1725: d. 17 April 1743. 
Children. Mary bapt. 8 Sept. 1728. Elizabeth bapt. 12 Nov. 1728, and 
Edward who m. Dorothy Mendum 30 April 1755. 

12. BF.XJAMIX b. u July 1695; m - Catherine - : d. 8? April 1743. 

13. NATHANIEL b. 12 June 1697: m. Mnrgaret Tripe. 

14. EHENE/ER b. 7 Oct. 1699: m. Patience Mendum. 

15. TOIUAS 1). 3 Dec. 1702; m. Mary Mendum. Called "Captain." 


5. Samuel Fernald married Susanna, dan. of Stephen and 
Katherine (Maverick) Paul, 12 Oct. 1699. (2) Mrs. Elizabeth 
Seaward? pub. 27 Aug. '743- He was a blacksmith, lie died 
between. 9 Dec. 1745 and 20 Feb. 1746. Children: 

TI:M PKKAXCE b. 25 Oct. 1702. 

SAMTKL b. - ; m. Joanna Furbish 20 Feb. 1731-2; living 1764. 

SrsAXXA b. ; m. William Lawry or Lary 12 Nov. 1727. 

HAXNAH b. ; unmarried. 

in. ?TiioMAS b. - ; m. Hannah Whitney ](> Nov. 1733 

17. HEKCTLE-; b. S Sept. 1713; m. Mary Tucker, pub. 18 March 1735-6. 


Axx 1). : in. Moses Fowler of Durham, pub. _>g April 1/43. 



6. Hercules Fernald married Sarah, dau. of Hon. John and 
Elizabeth (Fryer) Hinckes of Newcastle. He was a shipwright. 
He died before 1731. and his widow was living in 1746. Children: 

18. JOHN b. 25 Aug. 1718: m. Margaret Fernald 7 Sept. 1739; d. 1790. 

JANE b. : m. Samuel Gunnison 6 Feb. 1745-6; d. 20 Jan. 1750. 

He m. (2) Alice Fernald whom see below. 

SARAH b. - : m. Thomas Fernald (his second wife) pub. i Dec. 

7. Dea. John Fernald married, about 1697, Sarah - . 
He was a farmer and cordwainer, and lived near Spruce Creek. 
He died in 1754. Children: 

IQ. JOHN b. 15 March 1698: m. Elizabeth Rogers. (2) Dorothy Main. 

MARY b. 20 March 1700: m. Thomas, son of Richard and Eleanor 
(Hurd) Rogers 5 July 1/23: d. 4 Feb. 1758. 8 children. 

20. SAMUEL b. i June 1702: m. Mary Johnson 26 Feb. 1729-30. 

21. JAMES b. 4 Oct. 1704: m. Hannah Rogers, pub. 30 Oct. 1730. 

22. JOSEPH b. 4 Oct. 1704: m. Anna Fernald. pub. 14 June 1737. 
SARAH b. 13 April 1707: m. Richard Rogers, pub. 10 Jan. 1735-6. 
ABIGAIL b. 10 Sept. 1710: m. Joshua, son of Peter and Mary Staples. 17 

Jan. 1734-5: d. - - Aug. 1761. 6 children. 

BENJAMIN b. i April 1717 ; m. Lucy Chadbourne, pub. 21 Nov. 1744, 
(2) Jane Gerrish 12 Jan. 1764: d. s. p. 1765. 

LYDTA 1). 26 March 1719: m. James Johnson, pub. 8 Nov. 1740. 6 

8. James Fernald married Mary - . He was a farmer. 
He died in 1740. His wife died 1740-42. Children: 

ELIZAHETH b. 8 Sept. 1706: m. James, son of Daniel and Hannah 
(Lihby) Fogg. 23 Oct. 1728. d. 1766. 

MARY b. 14 May 1712; m. John, son of John and Amy (Dennett) 
Adams. 15 Oct. 1734. 7 children. 

JOANNA b. 29 Jan. 1713-14: m. George Rogers, pub. 25 Dec. 1736. 

ANNA b. 28 Oct. 1716: m. Joseph Fernald, pub. 14 June 1737. 

MARGARET b. 13 Jan. 1719-20: m. William Hammett. pub. 26 Sept. 1741. 

DORCAS b. 14 Sept. 1722; m. John Seavey, pub. 8 Dec. 1744. 

Fi/Nit E 1). 13 March 1725: m. John Gunnison. pub. 18 Sept. 1742. I ch. 
He m. (2) Rebecca Norton 10 Feb. 1747. and had 6 ch. 

23. JAMES b. 24 May 1728: m. Mary Fernald 7 April 1748. 

(). Thomas Fernald married 28 Nov. 1700, Mary, dau. of 
John and Sarah (Remick) Thompson. He was a "cordwinder." 

Children : 

24. \\ II.I.IAM b. i Nov. 1701 : m. Hannah Seavey 24 June 1724. 

LYDIA b. n Feb. 1/03: m. Moses, son of Alexander Dennett of Ports- 
mouth. M Feb. 1723-4. He d. 15 July 1749. 


MARY b. 22 April 1708. 

HANNAH h. 22 Feb. 1710-11 ; m. Benj. Welch of Ipswich 9 Nov. 1736. 

MARGERY b. 10 Dec. 1713. 

25. THOMAS b. 3 March 1716-7; m. four times; d. about 1768. 

26. ABRAHAM b. 14 Nov. 1719; m. Mary Trickey 16 May 1742. 
BENONI b. 17 Feb. 1723; probably died young. 

10. Nathaniel Fernalcl- married Ann, clau. of Robert and 
Hannah (White) Allen, 10 Sept. 1702 at Dover, N. H. He was 
a farmer and shipwright. He made will 15 Feb. 1742-3; pro- 
bated 4 April 1748. Children: 

27. TOBIAS b. 25 Aug. 1703: m. Abigail Smith. 

28. NATHANIEL b. 19 Feb. 1707: m. Mary Weeks 10 Oct. 1734. 
ELIZABETH b. 17 July 1710; not named in her father's will. 
HANNAH b. 19 Feb. 1712; m. Bryant Bradeen 27 Dec. 1733. 
RUTH b. 22 May 1715: m. - - Knight. 

MARY b. 3 Aug. 1717; unmarried in 1743. 

?TIMOTHY bapt. ii Oct. 1719. 

TIMOTHY b. 27 March 1721. Not named in father's will. 

11. William Fernald married 31 July 1707, Elizabeth, dau. 
of William and Abigail (Greenleaf) Cotton. He inherited "Lay 
Claim" Island from his father and probably lived there, though 
he attended church at Portsmouth and his children were baptized 
there. He died 12 Jan. 1728 and his widow made her will 29 
May 1756: proved in 1761. Children: 

MARY b. 13 March 1711: m. Mendurn (prob. Jonathan. 17 April 1727). 

WILLIAM b. 19 Feb. 1713: prob. settled in Portsmouth. 

ABICAIL bapt. 10 April 1715. 

JOHN bapf. 31 May 1/19; prob. m. Abigail Coffin and settled in X. H. 

FLIXABETH bapt. 15 Oct. 1721. 

29. GEORCE bapt. 27 Oct. 1/23: m. Elizabeth Lang. (2) Anna Leach. 
ABIGAIL bapt. 15 May 1/26. 

12. Benjamin Fernald married, about 1718, Catherine 
. Children : 

30. JOSEPH li. 5 May 1710: m. Anna Moore of York. 

31. BENJAMIN b. 27 June 1721 ; m. Sarah Fernald 6 March 1746. 

JOSIAH b. 29 June 1724: m. Mary Pierce 26 Xov. 1/48. Lived in New- 
castle. X. H. 

MARK b. i<) Aug. 1720; m. Mary Simpson 3 May 1752; d. 14 May 1779. 
Lived in Newcastle, X. H. 

?Eii\v.\Ri> bapt. 7 Dec. 1729. 

CATHERINE b. S July 1735. 


13. Nathaniel Fernald married 7 April 1720, Margaret, dan. 
of Sylvanus and Margaret (Diamond) Tripe. He was a farmer. 
He died 18 Sept. 17/1. and his wife died during the same month. 
Children : 

MARGARET b. 6 Jan. 1721 : m. John Fernald 16 Sept. 1739: d. April 1791. 

32. TOBIAS b. 27 March 1723; m. Lucy Lewis 19 May 1748. 

ELIZABETH b. 2 Oct. 1725: m. Samuel Johnson 19 May 1748. (2) 
Edward Ingraham, pub. 2 June 1766; d. 6 April 1818. 

ABIGAIL b. 30 Nov. 1727: m. James Caswell 17 Nov. 1748; d. 28 Jan. 

JOSHUA b. 29 June 1730: d. 18 Sept. 1748. 

MARY b. 5 Aug. 1732: d. 10 Sept. 1749. 

33. WILLIAM b. 16 Sept. 1739: m. Abigail Dennett 28 June 1763. . 

14. Ebenezer Fernald married 22 Dec. 1724, Patience, dan. 
of Jonathan and Sarah (Downing) Mendtim. He died 29 Jan. 
1787. His wife died 5 Jan. 1775, aged 74. Children: 

ALICE 1). 21 Jan. 1726; m. Samuel Gunnison 3 May 1752 (his second 
wife ) : d. 5 July 1804. 

SARAH b. 21 Jan. 1726: m. Benj. Fernald 6 March 1746: d. 13 May 1801. 
JOAXXA b. 17 Feb. 1728: m. Simeon Dam n May 1749. 4 children. 

34. EBEXEZER b. 27 March 1729; m. Sarah Lewis; d. 9 June 1807. 

35. JOXATHAX b. 31 Aug. 1731 ; m. Sarah Weeks 21 Aug. 1755. 
OLIVE b. 25 Feb. 1733: m. Relicker Weeks: d. 25 July 1774. 
DOROTHY b. 25 Feb. 1733: perhaps m. Eleazer Coleman I Jan. 1756-7; 

d. 29 May 1791. 

ELIZABETH b. 4 Feb. 1736: m. Benj. L'nderwood 7 Sept. 1762, (2) 
4 May 1780 William Holbrook : d. 14 May 1814. 5 children. 

36. SIMEOX b. 28 Sept. 1738; m. Margery Gunnison 14 Nov. 1763. 
MIRIAM b. 13 April 1741 : m. Timothy Fernald 10 May 1/64: d. 6 March 


PATIEXCE b. 16 Dec. 1743; d. / Aug. 1749. 
JOSHUA DOUMXG b. 22 July 1748: d. , Aug. 1749. 

15. Capt. Tobias Fernald married 22 Dec. 1724, Mary. dan. 
of Jonathan and Sarah (Downing) Mendtim. He died n May 
1761. His wife died 16 Oct. 1767. Children: 

37. DEXXIS b. 7 Dec. 1725: m. Sarah Frost 9 Oct. 1750. 

MARY b. 5 Aug. 1728; m. James Fernald 7 April 1748: d. 25 May 1761. 
MIRIAM b. 26 March 1733: d. 8 April 1739. 
ROBERT b. 11 Dec. 1/36; d. 7 March 1741. 
ROBERT b. 2 March 1741 ; d. 1764 in London. Eng. 

38. TOBIAS b. I Feb. 1743-4: m. Dorcas Mclntire of York. His widow m. 
Capt. Richard Rogers 18 Dec. 1786. 

39. KI.EAZER b. 23 Sept. 1746: m. Margery Staples 31 Jan. 1771. 



1 6. Thomas Fernald (possibly son of Thomas and Elizabeth 
(Hunking) instead of Samuel) married Hannah, dau. of John 
and Lettice (Ford) Whitney, 16 Nov. 1733. His will was pro- 
bated Oct. 1794. Children: 

?HK.\KV bapt. 2 Nov. 1735. 

?Tm>MAS bapt. 23 Jan. 1737. 

? MARGERY bapt. 16 Dec. 1739. 

?WILLIAM bapt. 19 April 1741. These four prob. died young. 

HANNAH b. 17 Jan. 1744. 

EUNICE b. 2 Pel). 1746: in. Andrew Grace. 

SUSANNA b. 7 Jan. 1751 : m. Samuel Fowler, (2) - - Todd ; d. 15 

May 1841. 

LETTICE b. 7 Dec. 1754: m. Andrew Phillips 19 March 1771; d. March 
1843. He was a Sergeant in the Revolution. 5 children. 

17. Hercules Fernald married Mary Tucker, pub. 18 March 
1735-6. She was born 23 March 1719. Children: 

ALICE t). 24 May 1737. 

SUSANNA b. 29 July 1740: m. (prob.) David Duncan. 

MARY b. 29 Oct. 1742. 

40. JOEI. 1). 13 Feb. 1745: in. Elizabeth Peters about 1767. 
JOSIAH b. ii March 1746-7: d. young. 

HERCULES b. 4 Dec. 1/49: m. Miriam Pursley (or Percy) of York, 30 
Jan. 1772; d. 27 Oct. 1833. In the Revolution. Lived in North Berwick. 
JOSIAH b. 19 Sept. 1751. 

STEPHEN b. 21 Aug. 1754. Lived in Rochester, N. H. ? 
SARAH b. Nov. 1756. 
ESTHER b. 5 Sept. 1759: m. William Paul 10 May 1783? 

18. John Fernald married 7 Sept. 1739, Margaret, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Margaret (Tripe) Fernald. He was a carpenter. 
Children : 

SARAH b. 5 April 1740: unm. 

ARCHEI.AUS b. 25 Sept. 1741 : d. Jan. 1760 at sea. 

41. JOSHUA b. 7 Aug. 1/43; m. Eli/.abeth White 18 Nov. 1764. 
MARCAKEP b. 8 April 1745: m. - - Moore of Sanford. Me.: d. Nov. 


PELATIAH b. 22 April 1747: married and settled in England. 

42. JOHN b. 20 Feb. 1750: m. Mary Fernald. 

JANE b. 30 April 1752: m. Capt. John Seavey i Oct. 1776, (2) John! 
Stevens: d. 17 Feb. 1836. 

MARY b. 10 April 1754: m. William Pierce of Newcastle 16 Nov. 1783; 
d. 30 June 1845. 


ABIGAIL 1>. 29 April 1756: m. Benj. Remick 15 Jan. 1777; d. 22 Oct. 

BETSEY b. 2 Sept. 1758; m. Wentworth Ricker of Somersworth, N. H., 
21 June 1778. 

MIRIAM b. 20 April 1762; m. Samuel Fletcher (his third wife) : d. Nov. 

ARCHELAUS b. 16 March 1769: m. Eunice Trefethen 10 June 1790; d. 24 
Nov. 1853. No children. 

19. John Fernald married 16 Jan. 1723-4, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Richard and Eleanor (Heard) Rogers. He married (2) Dorothy 
Main of York, 19 Jan. 1730-31. He was a farmer and died 
before 18 April 1738 at which date the widow was appointed 
administratrix. Children : 

JOHX b. : m. and had a son James. 

MERCY b. - . 
ELIZABETH b. 2 Dec. 1731. 
CHILD b. posthumously. 

20. Samuel Fernald married 26 Feb. 1729-30, Mary, dau. of 
Samuel and Elizabeth (Haskins) Johnson. He was a farmer and 
lived in the Second Parish. Children : 

SAMUEL b. 1/32: unmarried.- 

NOAH b. 1/35: unmarried: will probated 1/98. 

MARY 1). 1740? died young. 

21. James Fernald married (pub. 30 Oct. 1730) Hannah, 
dau. of John and Hannah (Fogg) Rogers, b. n June 1710, and 
living in 1763. He died between 1754 and May 1769. Children: 

KEZIAH 1). 3 April 1734: m. Richard Gowell 9 Jan. 1752. (2) Timothy 
Han scorn. 

43. JOHN 1). 3 July 173": m. Sarah Wentworth 17 April 1759. 
HANNAH b. 7 May 1740: m. Capt. John Wentworth 1758. 2 ch. He 

m. (2) Sarah Bartlett 17 Sept. 1762. 

44. JAMES b. 20 Sept. 1744: m. Abigail Wentworth 1762: d. 1762 or 1763 
and she m. (2) Charles Peoples. (3) Clement Jordan. 

22. Joseph Fernald married (pub. 14 June 1737) Anna, dau. 
of James and Mary Fernald. He was a weaver. Children : 

JOSEPH b. 25 May 1738: perhaps m. Mary Lewis, pub. 6 Oct. 1759, and 
may have been at Ellsworth. Me., about 1763. 

LYDIA b. i Jan. 1740: m. Robert, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Ham- 
mond) Cutt, 18 Nov. or 21 Dec. 1758. She d. before 1767 and he m. (2) 
Margery Pepperell Wentworth. 


23. James Fernald married 7 April 1748, Mary, dau. of 
Tobias and Mary ( Mendum) Fernald. He died 17 March 1757. 
He was a farmer. Children : 

45. JAMES 1>. 16 Feb. 1748-9; m. Mary Stacy 30 Nov. 1769. 

46. MARK b. 6 May 1751 : in. Dorcas . (2) Mary Shapleigh. 
MARY b. 20 June 1753; in. John Rogers 19 Nov. 1776. 

47. BENJAMIN b. 17 Jan. 1756; in. Lucy Cottle. (2) Mary Mellen. 

24. William Fernald married 24 June 1/24, Hannah, dau. of 
Benjamin and Mary ( Wallis ) Seavey of Newcastle or Rye, X. H. 
She probably married (2) about 1737, Peter Dixon. Children: 

PLviiiA bupt. 1 8 Feb. 1727? 

HANNAH in. Capt. John Gowell. Perhaps in. (i) Thomas Dixon 17 
June 1742. 

48. WILLIAM 1). 22 Feb. 1732; in. Abigail Tobey, (2) Mary Staples. 
DIMON b. 1734: killed by Indians near Halifax. N. S.. about 1753. 

25. Thomas Fernald married Mary, dau. of John and Abigail 
(Paul) Scrifrj^ins, pub. 30 Dec. 1738, (2) Sarah, dau. of Hercules 
and Sarah ( Hinckes) Fernald, pub. i Dec. 1744, (3) Grace, dau. 
of Joshua and Dorcas (Hill) Remick, 4 Xov. 1755, (4) Eunice 
Lewis pub. 21 Jan. 1758. He died about 1768. Children: 

BENJAMIN b. about 1743: in. Betsey (pub. as Hannah) Spinney pub. 8 
Dec. 1/64. Left family about 1786 and went to Cherryfield. Me., and d. 
!833~5- Was a spinning-wheel maker. 

MARY b. 1/46; m. George Rogers of Berwick 30 Aug. 17/0. 2 ch. 

ARCHELAUS b. 1748: in. Hannah Trefethen ; d. 1798. She d. 1805. He 
was a baker and lived in Newcastle. N. H. 7 children. 

DIMON b. 2 April 1750' m. Margaret, dau. of Abraham and Mary 
(Trickey) Fernald; d. 28 ' Dec. 1806. Lived in London. N. H. 15 

RKNALD h. 13 April 1752; m. Elizabeth Viner (Vcnnard?) 2 Sept. 1781, 
(2) Mrs. Prise-ilia Davis 29 July 1792. (3) Mary. dau. of Andrew Sher- 
bourne, 6 Sept. 1801. (4) Mrs. Jane Larkin 4 Nov. 1810. He was a black- 
smith : lived in Portsmouth, and d. there 10 April 1844. 5 children, one of 
whom was A. R. H. Fernald who gave much attention to the' genealogy 
of the family. 

ROBERT b. 1/55; impressed in the English Navy and never heard from. 

HANNAH b. 1761: m. Elisha Gurney of Newburyport. Mass.. 17 March 
1780; d. 1833. 8 ch. 

NANCY b. 6 Feb. 1/04; in. John Rogers 26 Dec. 1790: d. 19 Jan. 1852. 

2 ch. 

SARAH b. 176(1; in. Samuel Pray of Berwick: d. 1848 at Topsham, Me. 

3 ch. 

THREE CHILDREN: d. in infancv. 


26. Abraham Fernakl married 16 May 1742, Mary Trickey, 
at Newington, N. H. He lived in. the second (Eliot) Parish of 
Kittery. Children : 


ISAAC bapt. 5 May 1744; m. Judith Hill; d. Sept. 1815. Lived in Bar- 
rington, N. H. 13 children. 

CLEMENT bapt. n May 1746; m. Dorcas Tucker 29 Sept. 1768 at Dover, 
N. H. Lived in' Gouldsboro, Me. In Revolution. 8 children. 

THOMAS bapt. I May 1747; m. Anna Kenniston. Lived in Notting- 
ham, N. H. 14 children. 


CHARLES b. 12 March 1752; m. Abigail Trickey; d. 8 April 1828. Lived 
in Northwood, N. H. 6 children. 


MARY bapt. 21 Aug. 1757; m. Spokesfield? 

MARGARET b. 28 June 1758; m. Dimon Fernald; d. 21 Jan. 1833 at Lou- 
don. N. H. 

DAUGHTER, m. - - Huckins. 

KEZIAH b. Feb. 1767: m. Samuel Buswell 1790; d. 30 Nov. 1814 at 
Wayne, Me. 

27. Tobias Fernald married Abigail Smith. Pub. Feb. 
1728-9. He died before 5 Oct. 1737. Children: 

49. GEORGE b. 8 Feb. 1730; prob. m. Eunice Knight 6 Dec. 1753. 
CHILD b. about 1733; prob. d. young. 

28. Nathaniel Fernald married 10 Oct. 1734, Mary, dau. of 
Nicholas and Priscilla (Gunnison) Weeks. He was a farmer. 
Children : 

MARY b. 5 May 1735: d. young. 

TOBIAS b. 7 Nov. 1736; m. Mary Hammett 27 Nov. 1760; d. about 1767 
at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. His widow m. Thomas Jackson 27 Feb. 1780. 
3 ch. 

50. TIMOTHY b. 18 Sept. 1738; thrice married; d. n April 1775. 

51. NATHANIEL b. 6 April 1740; m. Mary Gunnison 5 May 1763. 
MARY b. 22 Aug. 1741. 

PELATIAH b. 3 Aug. 1743; m. Mrs. Abigail (Strout) Eldridge 4 June 
1768; d. 22 Feb. 1816. Lived in Falmouth, Me. Ch., Nathaniel, Anthony, 
Joshua, Joseph and Mary. 

ELIZABETH b. 20 Dec. 1744; m. Joshua Mendum Jan. 1764. 

NICHOLAS b. 22 May 1747: m. Esther Thompson of York I Nov. 1772, 
(2) Molly Furbish 12 Oct. 1779. Lived in York, Me. In Revolution. 
Chrldren : Alary, John, Timothy, Samuel, and Catherine. 

JOSEPH 1). ii July 1749. 

CHILD b. 3 Nov. 1752. 

?AN\K b. 12 Nov. 1759: perhaps m. Samuel Remick 26 Dec. 1780. 

HANNAH 1). 26 Jan. 1761. 


29. George Fernald married 5 Dec. 1754, Elizabeth Lang; (2, 
i Jan. 1767, Anna Leach. He died in 1774. He may have lived 
in Portsmouth though his children are said to have been born in 
Kittery. Children : 

DANIEL 1>. 19 Nov. 1767; m. Beulah Nichols 2 Sept. 1789, (2) Mrs. Jane 
(Marden) Otis 3 July 1822; d. 7 March 1866. Sea captain. 12 children. 
GEORGE h. 7 June 1770. "Lived in New Hampshire." 
SIMEON b. 20 June 1772; "lived in New Hampshire." 
BETSEY : in. Moses Griffin of Derry, N. H. 
ANNA; m. George Griffin of Sandown, N. H. 

30. Joseph Fernald married (pub. i Jan. 1742-3) Anna 
Moore of York. He was a shipwright, and was a member of the 
"F>lue Trupe of Hors" at Berwick in 1757. His will dated 5 April 
1792, was probated 13 July of the same year. Children: 

52. BENJAMIN' b. 12 April 1744; m. Sarah Beaver. 

MARY b. 16 May 1746; m. Benj. Gunnison 9 Aug. 1770; d. 22 May 1802. 

53. MARK b. 7 June 1749: m. Martha Rackley, (2) Eunice Leach. 
EDWARD bapt. Feb. 1755. In Revolution. An Edward, probably the 

same, was on the brig Venus when captured by the British, i June 1781, 
and committed to Old Mill Prison Nov. 1781. No later record. 

ELEANOR b. 5 June 1759: m. Benj. Gunnison (his second wife) 8 June 
1803: d. 18 Jan. 1820. He was Lieut, in U. S. Rev. Service. 

JOSEPH bapt. m June 1/64. 

31. F)enjamin Fernald married 6 March 1746, Sarah, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Patience (Mendum) Fernald. He was a ship- 
wright. He died 4 March 1798, and his will was probated the 
same month. Children : 

LrcY b. 25 March 1747; m. - Holbrook. 

JOSIAH b. 13 July 1/40: not named in father's will. 
JOSHUA b. ii Nov. 1751: not named in father's will. 
JOSEPH b. 10 Jan. 1753: not named in father's will. 
ALICE b. 13 Dec. 1754. 

ROHEKT b. 16 Aug. 175": not named in father's will. 
NOAH b. 23 Sept. 1/59: not named in father's will. 
MIRIAM 1). 12 July 1762; m. George Phipps 20 Dec. 1781. 
ELT/AP.ETH b. 25 Sept. 1764: m. - - Crosby? 
CATHERINE b. July 1766; m. Joseph Eernald? 

54. WILLIAM b. 6 May 1709: m. Lucy Eernald 14 April 1793. 

55. BENJAMIN b. 7 April 1/74? m. Eunice Place 2 Dec. 1795. 


32. Tobias Fernald married Lucy Lewis 19 May 1748. Fie 
died 4 March 1/77. He was a farmer, living near Spruce Creek. 
Children : 

LUCY h. 9 April 1749: m. Joel Haley 29 May 1768; d. 16 Aug. 1821. 

MARY b. 2 May 1751 ; m. John Fernald 25 Nov. 1772. 

JOSHUA h. 9 March 1753: m. Lucy Wingate, (2) Mrs. Hannah Snow 
about 1812: d. ii Jan. 1830. Lived in Limerick, Me., and Eaton. N. H. 
Ensign in Revolution. Children : Peninah. Elizabeth. Lydia. Edmund, 
Diademia and Simon. 

JOEL bapt. 13 April 1755; d. young. 

EUNICE b. 10 March 1756; m. James Hutchings 2 'June 1774. (2) Joseph 
Wilson 15 Dec. 1784: d. 25 March 1830. 

EDMUND b. 5 Sept. 1757: prob. m. Polly Rice 29 May 1787. In Revolu- 

MERCY b. 15 Feb. 1759: m. Joseph Billings 3 Jan. 1782: d, at Lebanon, 
56. NATHANIEL b. 9 July 1760; m. Hannah Fernald. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 25 July 1765; m. William Berry, (2) Ralph Nelson 
Dec. 1797. (3) Edmund Weeks 7 July 1806: d. 12 March 1842. 

TOKIAS b. 31 Dec. 1768; m. Comfort Tarr of Mt. Desert, pub. 24 March 
1807; d. Oct. 1839. Lived in Tremont. Me. Children: Daniel, Eben. 

LYDIA bapt. 28 July 1772; m. Capt. John Williams, pub. 17 Oct. 1801 ; 
d. 30 April 1859. 

SARAH : m. William Boston of Wells 9 Jan. 1805. 

33. \Yilliam Fernald married 28 June 1/63, Abigail, dan. of 
Thomas and Mary ( Harriett) Dennett. He was a farmer. He 
died 2() Sept. 1823. She was born 28 April 1741, and died 5 
April 1818. Children: 

THOMAS DENNETT b. 29 Feb. 1764: m. Pamelia Jones 13 Sept. 1787; (2) 
Hannah Goodrich 16 Oct. 1/94: d. 8 June 1834. Lived in Berwick. Me. 
Children: Dorothy. Thomas, John, Hannah. Nathaniel. Sally. Nathaniel 
2d. Daniel. Permelia. Abigail and William. 

MARY b. Aug. 1760: m. Richard Wilson 16 July 1791. 

AHK;AIL b. 24 May 1709: d. 16 Dec. 1800. 

MARGARET b. 14 Nov. 1771: m. Tappan Hurd of North Berwick: d. 27 
July 1844. 

SARAH b. 12 Feb. 1/74. 

ELEANOR b. 16 Oct. 1776 d. 14 Dec. 1778. 

ELEANOR b. 13 Nov. "1779: m. Robert Fernald of Shapleigh. Me., 2 June 

WII.I.IA.M b. 3 Feb. 1784: in. Mary Souther of Haverhill. pub. 19 Aug. 
1804 at Charlestown. Mass.. (2) Sarah Carleton 29 July 1806. Lived in 


Charlestown, Mass. Children : William R., Mary A., Guy C., Sarali C., 
and Abigail 1). 

KI.I/AIIKTII 1). 5 Jan. 17X6; in. Rev. George. Kurd of North Berwick, 30 
Nov. 1820. 

34. Fhenezer Fernald married 4 Oct. 1753, Sarah Lewis. 
Children : 

JOHN 1). 4 Oct. 1754: d. 20 Nov. 1754. 
KBENE/ER 1>. 19 Aug. 1757: d. 4 July 1781. 

57. DAVID 1). 2 Jan. i7(K>; in. Fsther Tucker Leach. 

Fr.NKK 1). 2 April 1704; in. Thomas Brown 3 Sept. 1788 (his second 

MIRIAM 1>. 2 Jan. 1767; in. Simon Fernald 6 July 1794; d. 8 April 1846. 

\Yiu.i.\M 1). 15 May 1771 : d. 20 Oct. 1794. 

SARAH 1>. 22 July 1774: in. John Brown 21 June 1795. 

PETER 1>. 8 Nov. 1777: d. 26 Sept. 1786. 

35. Jonathan Fernald married 21 Aug. 1755, Sarah, dau. of 
Joseph and Sarah (Haley) Weeks. He died 26 Dec. 1789. 
Children : 

58. JOSEPH WEEKS 1>. 4 June 1756; in. Catherine Chandler. 

CATHERINE 1>. 15 March 1758; in. Daniel Crosby of York, 17 April 1791. 
SARAH 1>. 5 Aug. 1760: in. Capt. James Brown 9 March 1783; d. 3 Feb. 

59. DANIEL b. 19 June 1762; in. Hannah Manson 8 Aug. 1791. 
no. Knur b. 3 Oct. 1763: m. Hannah Chandler 18 Jan. 1787. 

MARV b. 17 Nov. 1705: d. 26 Jan. 1803. 

OI.SA.MI'EI. b. 20 Dec. 1767: in. Flizabeth Chandler. (2) Mrs. Catherine 
( Fernald ) Keen. 

Lrcv b. 28 May 1771 : in. William Fernald 14 April 1793: d. 2 July 1867. 

JONATHAN b. 14 Aug. 1773"; d. 25 Aug. 1773. 

HANNAH MOOKE b. 14 July 1774: m. Joseph Keen 10-15 Nov. 1794. 

JONATHAN b. 3 July 1776. 

36. Simeon Fernald married 14 Xov. 1/63, Margery, dau. of 
Flihu and Dorothy or Jane ( Fmerson ) Gunnison. He was a car- 
penter and died o Feh. 1780. Children: 

AMOS bapt. 2 Dec. 1704; m. Lydia Tread\vell 25 Dec. 1791: d. 9 May 
1830. lie lived in Portsmouth. Children: Amos. Lydia, Isabella A. 

MARY,- m. William Blunt Sept. 178(1; d. 4 Sept. 1859 at Portland. Me. 

DOROTHY bapt. 17 Sept. \~<K>: perhaps m. Nathaniel Melcher Nov. 1792. 

MIRIAM 1). 28 July 1772: m. Henry Flkins Cotton 27 Oct. 1798: d. 15 
Dec. 1828. 

FLI/AHETH : m. Woodhury Tucker 4 Nov. 1797. 

M.\R(ir.RY b. 8 April 1771): unmarried: d. 11 March 1847. 


37. Dennis Fernalcl married 9 Oct. 1750, Sarah, clau. of 
Charles and Sarah (Pepperell) Frost. He was a farmer; was 
called "Captain" and d. 2 Aug. 1805. She d. 20 Aug. 1804, aged 
74. Children : 

DENNIS b. 24 June 1751 ; d. 5 April 1755. 

62. ANDREW PEPPERELL b. 26 Feb. 1753; m. Martha Shapleigh. 
CHARLES b. i Feb. 1755; d. 4 Feb. 1778. 

63. DENNTS b. 29 Sept. 1757; m. Elizabeth Stacy 24 Aug. 1780. 

MIRIAM b. 12 Dec. 1760; m. William Leighton 15 Jan. 1778; d. 5 March 

SARAH b. 24 Dec. 1763; m. James Johnson 10 Oct. 1784. 

MOLLY b. 26 Jan. 1766; m. Ralph Tristram Jordan of Biddeford 8 or 12 
Oct. 1789; d. 18 Sept. 1863. 

ROBERT b. 6 March 1768; m. Betsey Ferguson 13 Nov. 1791, (2) Eleanor 
Fernald 2 June 1822; lived in Shapleigh, Me. Children: Tristam, Abigail, 
Robert, Frederick Bell, James, Sally, Benj. Johnson and Betsey. 

MARGERY b. 24 June 1770. Unmarried. Died in Shapleigh, Me. 

38. Lieut. Col. Tobias Fernald married (pub. 25 Nov. 1780) 
Dorcas, clau. of Capt. John and Harriet Mclntire of York. He 
was Captain, Major and Lieutenant-Colonel in the Revolution. 
He died 15 Aug. 1784. Children: 

HARRI?:T b. 22 Nov. 1781; unmarried; d. 26 Sept. 1829. 
JULIET 1). 12 May 1783; m. Col. Daniel Lane of Saco 21 Jan. 1808; d. 27 
Feb. 1829. 4 children. 

39. Eleazer Fernald married 31 Jan. 1771, Margery, "oldest 
dau. of Nathaniel Staples of Cape Elizabeth and Margery his 
wife." lie was a farmer. He died 1823 at Ossipee, N. H. His 
wife was born 18 Nov. 1747, and died in 1826. Children: 

TOHIAS b. 8 Nov. 1771; m. Sally Pray of Lebanon 2 Aug. 1792; d. 3 
July 1849. Children : Joanna, Dorothy, Joseph, Mark, Charles, Nathaniel, 
John Yeaton, Abigail, and Samuel Pray. He lived in North Berwick, Me., 
and Ossipee. N. H. 

NATHANIEL b. 20 Oct. 1773; m. Polly - . Lived in Parsonsfield, 

MARY b. 20 Feb. 1775; d. 28 Jan. 1776. 

ELLIOTT b. 2 March 1778; m. Sally Mudgett 31 Jan. 1811; d. 16 June 
1858. He lived in Parsonsfield, Me. Children: Judith, Dorothy M., Sarah 
and Elliot. 

MAKCKKV b. (> June 1780; m. Levi Pray of Lebanon; d. in Paris, Me. 

JOANNA h. 25 Sept. 1782- m. Pelatiah Pray 2 Dec. 1800. 



40. Joel Fernald married Elizabeth Peters about 1767. He 
was a blacksmith and served as such in the Revolution. He died 
26 April 1823. Children: 

SIMON 1). 13 Aug. 1768; m. Elizabeth Lowe o,f York, pub. 8 Nov. 1794. 
He lived in York. 

HAX.VAH b. 16 Jan. 1770. 

SAI.I.Y b. 20 Oct. 1771 ; d. 3 Aug. 1793. 

LYDIA 1). 14 June 1774. 

RUTH b. 23 Feb. 1776; in. Daniel Farley of Charlestown, Mass. 21 Nov. 

SrsAXNA b. 9 Feb. 1777; in. William Litchfield 27 Sept. 1799; cl. about 
1856 at Lowell. Mass. 9 children. 

JOKI. b. 27 June 1782; m. Kleanor Blaisdell 17 July 1805. Lived in Win- 
terport (then Frankfort), Me. 5 children. 

64. STEPHKN b. 18 Oct. 1784; in. Alice Carter 27 Nov. 1806. 

JOSIAH b. 20 Oct. 1786; in. Penelope Oakman 18 June 1809; d. 13 Sept. 
1865. Lived in Winterport (then Frankfort), Me. 12 children. 

DORCAS b. 18 Aug. 1788; m. Francis Brewer 15 June 1817, (2) Elihu 
Dole about 1822. 

41. Joshua Fernald married 18 Xov. 1764, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Dea. Joshua AYhite. He died 6 Dec. 1815. She was born 
16 April 1/40, and died 2 Nov. 1816. Children: 

MARY WHITE b. 25 April 1766; m. Samuel F^tcher u Oct. 1812: d. 26 
April 1860. 

Jonx b. 7 Feb. 1769; m. Hannah Ball Gerrish 10 Nov. 1791 : d. 12 Nov. 
1793. Children John and Naney. 

65. PKI.ATIAH b. 5 Aug. 1771 ; m. Sarah Fernald 10 Dec. 1797. 
Ei.i/Ai'.KT'i b. 19 Jan. 1777: unmarried: d. Oct. 1854. 
JOSHTA b. 16 May 1771 ; unmarried; d. 27 Sept. 1849. 

.MARK b. 9 March 1784: m. his cousin. Jane Stevens, 16 Oct. 1825. (2) 
Mrs. Fmily St. A. ( Badger) Shepard 29 July 1849. First wife d. 19 Nov. 
1848. He d. 30 Dec. 1851. He was a preacher of the "Christian"- denomi- 
nation for many years. Children: Four sons who died in infancy, and 
Elixabeth Jane. 

42. John Fernald married 25 Xov. 1772, Mary. dau. of 
Tobias and Lucv (Lewis) Fernald. He was a mariner and died 
at sea when quite aq'ed. Children : 

SARAH b. 15 May 1774: in. Pelatiah Fernald 10 Dec. 1797: d. 20 June 


AmiiAii.; unmarried: d. 14 Aug. 1852 aged 74. 


MARY; unmarried; d. 21 Aug. 1863 aged 84. 


MARGARET; unmarried; d. 6 Sept. 1854 aged 71. 


MARK; m. Mary Milbury of York, pub. 23 Aug. 1825; d. 1841. Lived 
in York. No children. 

JOHN; m. Rhoda Maria Bunker of York, pub. 5 April 1825. Children: 
Mark Harris, Nancy Maria and Mary. His wife m. (2) Henry Abbott 8 
Nov. 1835. 

43. John Female! married 17 April 1759, Sarah, dati. of Capt. 
William and Margery (Pepperrell) Wentworth. He was a 
soldier in the French and Indian War. He died 16 May 1825. 
She was born 24 Oct. 1740, and died 24 May 1784. Children: 

66. WILLIAM \YENT\VORTH b. 13 Oct. 1760: m. Waite Salisbury. 

67. SAMUEL b. 12 May 1762; m. Betsey Fernald 11 April 1825. 

SALLY b. 4 June 1764; m. William Mugridge of Newbury 3 Sept. 1792; 
d. 26 April 1848. 5 children. 

BETSEY b. 13 Dec. 1765; unmarried: d. 18 Sept. 1820. 

MARY b. 30 March 1767; m. Theodore A. Cutts 25 Nov. 1804; d. 14 April 
1853. 2 children. 

JAMES b. i Aug. 17/0: m. Mehitable York of Shapleigh 29 Dec. 1799; d. 
9 Feb. 1819. He lived in West Xewficld. Me. Children: Sarah W., Mar- 
tha. Mary, Kezia, Mehitable and Betsey. She m. (2) Joseph Burbank 15 
July 1821. 

JOHN b. 14 June 1/76: m. Olive Moore 17 July 1799; d. 20 May 1837. 
Lived in Norwich, Conn. Children : Benjamin M., John and Olive. 

HANNAH b. ii Aug. 17/7: m. Benjamin Fernald 12 Feb. 1800; d. II 
Nov. 1815. 

44. James Fernald married (pub. 2 Oct. 1762) Abigail, dan, 
of William and Margery (Pepperrell) Wentworth. He was a 
farmer. He died soon after his marriage and before the birth of 
his daughter : 

HANNAH b. 1/63: m. Nathaniel Fernald July or Aug. 1788. d. 1834. 

45. Dca. James Fernald married 30 Xov. 1769, Mary, dan. of 
William Stacy. He was a farmer; was chosen deacon of the 
second parish in 1781 and about 1793 moved to Wolfboro, X. H., 
where he died Sept. 1823. Children: 

MARY (Tolly) bapt. 4 April 1773; m. John W. Fernald of Wolfboro, 4 
June 1/95. S children. 

FAXNY hapt. 7 May 1774. 
JAMKS bapt. 1775? died young. 


BETSKV ANN bapt. 6 July 1777; in. Rev. Ebenezer Allen of Wolf- 
boro, X. H. 

Lois bapt. jo June 1779: m. Isaac Martin of Wolfboro, 26 Nov. 1800. 

JAMKS bapt. Sept. 1781: unmarried; lost at sea. 

JOHN bapt. 7 Sept. 1783; unmarried; lost at sea. 

RANDALL bapt. 30 July 1785. Probably died young. 

DIADEM IA bapt. i Nov. 1787; m. Joseph Frost of Wolfboro. 4 Sept. 1803. 

STKKY Si-ARiiAWK bapt. April 1792; m. Jacob Stanton of Brookfield, N. 
H., 28 March 1811. 

46. Capt. Mark Fernald married Dorcas - , (2) Mary, 
dan. of Capt. John and Dorcas (Littlefield) Shapleigh. He was a 
blacksmith. lie died 7 May 1818. She died 27 Aug. 1820, aged 
70. Children : 

JAMES b. 17 Dec. 1774: d. 18 Jan. 1775. 

DORCAS b. 17 Oct. 17/7 m. Capt. John Dennett 19 Nov. 1807. 

MARY 1). 11 Sept. 1779: m. Ebene/er Goodwin 17 Feb. 1807. 
f>8. MARK b. 22 July 1782: in. Margery P. Cutts 6 March 1807. 

ALICE b. 12 April 1785; in. Moses Goodwin 19 April 1809. 5 children. 

ISAMELLA I). 23 April 1788; in. Richard Rogers 28 Jan. 1813. 

BETSEY b. 13 July 1/92; m. John \Vent\vorth 13 Nov. 1819. (2) James 
Wilson : d. April 1868. 

47. Benjamin Fernald married 4 Xov. 1777. Lucy Cottle, (2) 
21 Aug. 1808, Mary Mellen of Portsmouth. He died 3 Dec. 
18 [2. Children by first marriage: 

CHARLES b. 28 March 1778; d. 16 July 1778. 

SAMTKL b. 9 Dec. 1/79: m. Mercy Rogers of York. pub. I Nov. 1810. 
He lived in York. No children. An adopted dau. died young. 

MARY b. 9 Sept. 1781 ; in. John Hammond 29 Dec. 1802: d. 19 Sept. 1856. 

Children by second marriage: 

ANN MARIA b. 20 March 1809. 

SARAH MELIE.N b. 10 Aug. 1810; m. Reuben \Yinchell of Limerick, Me. 
10 ch. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON b. 29 Sept. 1811: in. Elizabeth \\'. Shapleigh 28* 
Nov. 1847. 

48. \\'illiam "Fernald married 19 April 1752. Abigail, dau. of 
Samuel and Mary (Spinney) Tobey, (2) 10 Dec. 1761. Mary, 
dan. of Robert Staples. lie was a carpenter. Children by first 
marriage : 

KLEANHK 1). 25 May 1752: in. Mark Hanscom '> Feb. 1773. (,2) William 
Wooster MI" Sanford 27 Sept. 1802: d. Dec. 1853. 

\\"II.LIAM 1). 28 April 1755: in. Mary Hammond 15 or 18 May 1780; d. 
Dec. 1815. In Revolution. 3 children. 

SrsANNA b. 29 June 1750; in. Miles Ford of Clinton. Me. 


Children by second marriage : 

ABIGAIL b. 1762; m. John Tetherly 23 Dec. 1793; d. Dec. 1815. 

MARY b. 13 March 1765: m. Joseph Hammond 7 Nov. 1784; d. 1857. 
6 children. 

JAMES b. 24 April 1769: in. Susan Remick 16 Jan. 1792. (2) Mrs. Nancy 
C. (Goodwin) Wakeham 24 Dec. 1817; d. II Aug. 1854. Lived in 
Lebanon, Me. 14 children. 

HAXXAH b. 24 April 1769; d. 18 Oct. 1779. 

SARAH b. 25 April 1774: m. Xehemiah Green 12 April 1807: d. 9 July 

LVDIA b. 23 June 17/6: m. Josiah Remick 6 Sept. 1801 ; d. 26 Nov. 1866. 

49. George Fernald probably married 6 Dec. 1753, Eunice 
Knight, though entire proof of the identity of George, son of 
Tobias and Abigail (Smith) Fernald with the George who mar- 
ried Eunice and had the family given below is wanting. Children: 

69. TOBIAS 1). 13 April 1754: prob. in. Elizabeth Mitchell. 
GEORGE 1). 3 Nov. 1755. 

ABIGAIL b. 26 July 1759; prob. m. Joseph Brooks 8 Dec. 1776. 

50. Timothy Fernald married Eleanor Adams, (2), 10 May 
1764, Miriam, dau. of Ebenezer and Patience (Mendum) Fer- 
nald, (3), 17 Oct. 17/0. Patience, dau. of Jonathan and Rachel 
(Powers) Mendum. He died n April 1775. His last wife died 
25 Dec. 1775. Children by first marriage: 

70. NATHANIEL : in. Hannah Spinney 29 Oct. 1791. 

Children by second marriage : 

SALLY b. 13 Dec. 1764: m. Nathaniel Hanscom 12 June 1791. 
MIRIAM b. 28 Feb. 1766: m. Joshua Small of Limington. Me.: 30 Oct. 

Children by third marriage : 

POLLY b. 8 April 1771: d. 19 May 1796. 

SUSANNA b. 14 July i//- 1 : d. 14 Dec. 1/98. 

HANNAH b. 11 June 17/4: m. Joshua Small <>i Limington. 16 Feb. 1819. 

51. Nathaniel Fernald married 5 May 1763, Mary Gunnison. 
He was a shoemaker and probably lived in Berwick and Saco, as 
well as in Kittery. Children: 

NATHANIEL: m. Sarah Googin : d. Feb. 1806. Lived in Saco, Me. 
Children: Mark. David. Samuel. Nathaniel, and perhaps Sarah and Mary. 

JOHN: m. Betsey Carvill. (2) Betsey Rich. pub. 9 Dee. 1810. Lived in 
Saco and Poland. Me. Children: Hannah, Mary. Joseph. Eunice, 
Nathaniel. Hope and Sallv. 


JOSEPH Grvxisox 1>. 22 Sept. 1770: m. Hope Cobb ; d. 3 March 1849. 
Lived iii Portland. Children: Mary, Benjamin Cobb, Ann, Samuel Rand 
and James Edward. 

TIMOTHY 1>. 5 May 1777; in. Betsey Whiting Ray 1799 ;d. 14 Aug. 1834. 
Lived in Otisficld, Me. Children : Miriam, Otis, Betsey, Eli, Mary, 
Emily, John Colby and Albert Lewis. 

MARK 1>. 7 May 1778; m. Mary Berry 30 Oct. 1804; d. 4 Jan. 1818. 
Lived in Saco, Me. Children : (iidcon Davis, John Allen, Mark and Mary. 

MARY; in. Benjamin Clemens of Berwick; d. in Otisfield, Me. 

52. Benjamin Fernald married about 1767, Sarah, dau. of 
John and Sarali Heaver. Tie died 12 Xov. 1812. She was born 
28 Feb. 1745 at Boston, and died 12 May 1801. He served in the 
Revolution. Children: 

CATHAKIXE bapt. 4 Jan. 1767; m. Capt. Kphraim Keen 19 Feb. 1800, (2) 
Samuel Fernald 5 Feb. 1821 ; d. Aug. 1828. 
SARAH bapt. 3 Feb. 1771. 

71. SIMOX bapt. 22 Sept. 1771 ; m. Miriam Fernald 6 July 1794. 

72. BKXJAMIX bapt. 6 Aug. 1775: in. Hannah Fernald 12 Feb. 1800. 
MARK: in. a New York lady and died in New York. 

AXXA bapt. 8 March 1780; m. Thomas Dennett 4 April r8o5. 

EDWARD bapt. 3 March 1782. 

JOSEPH hapt. 28 March 1784: unmarried. 

JOHX BEVVER bapt. 20 Oct. 1785; unmarried. 

FAXXY bapt. 24 May 1788: in. John Shute of Portsmouth 1811. 

MEHITAISI.E : in. Josiah Keen. (2) Fbenezer Spinney. 

53. Mark Fernald married 2 Jan. 1/73, Martha Rackley of 
Portsmouth. (2) 7 Oct. 1804, Funice Leach; d. 9 Oct. 1824. He 
was a sea captain. His first wife was born 5 Feb. 1753 and died 
1 8 March 1803. His second wife was born 28 Oct. 1761 and died 
5 Feb. 1844. Children: 

TEMPERAXCE b. 28 March 1774: m. "Esteek" Pray of Portsmouth. 
M.M;K b. in April 17/9: d. 19 Jan. 1781. 

\Yii.UA.M b. 3 Dec. 1780: d. 10 June 1815 in Dartmoor Prison, Eng. 
MARTHA 1). 24 Xov. 1783; in. Benj. Jenkins 4 Jan. 1804. 
JOSEPH b. 27 March 178(1: d. 20 Aug. 1805 at Demarara. 
MOI.I.Y b. 25 March 1/88: in. Samuel Laighton of Portsmouth; d. I 
March 1834. 

I'HEME b. 18 Sept. 1790; unmarried; d. 8 July 1855. 

54. William Fernald married 14 April 1793, Lucy. dau. of 
Jonathan and Sarah (Weeks) Fernald. He was a fisherman 
and died 17 April 1828. Children: 

XOAII b. 23 May 1704: in. Lydia S. Brown 15 April 1819: d. 9 April 
1831. Lived in Saugus. Ma<-. Children: Albert H.. Angeline and 
Amnii C. 


73. ROBERT PHIPPS b. 23 July 1796: m. Mrs. Eunice (Brown) Sullivan. 
BENJAMIN b. 23 Aug. 1/98; m. Julia Clark? 17 July 1825. 
MARINAM b. 18 Jan. 1801 ; d. 29 June 1830. 

HEXRV BROWN b. 6 June 1803 : d. 17 March 1805. 

LUCY b. 25 March 1809; m. Joseph Fernald 24 Dec. 1835; d. 16 
Dec. 1875. 

55. Benjamin Fernald married 2 Dec. 1795, Eunice Place. 
Children : 

CATHERINE b. 30 April 1796; m. Noah Manson 16 July 1817; d. 23 Dec. 
1847. 10 children, the fourth of whom changed his name to Benjamin 
Fernald and his descendants retained the name. 

56. Nathaniel Fernald married i July (3d. Ch.) or 14 Aug. 
(Town) 1788. Hannah, flan, of James and Abigail (Wentworth) 
Fernald. He was a farmer. He died 2 May 1824. Children: 

HANNAH b. i June 1/89; m. Robert Manson 27 Nov. 1806; d. 20 
Oct. 1871. 

JAMES b. 1792: in. Olive Pettigrew, pub. 18 Jan. 1817: d. 30 May 1855. 
Lived in York. Me. 5 children. 

OLIVER b. 1795: m. Maria Hichborn 31 Dec. 1820; d. 11 Dec. 1842. 
Lived in Boston. Mass. 7 children. 

SUSAN b. 1799: unmarried: d. 1841. 

74. REVNALD 1). 23 Mav 1800; m. Rachel Frost 23 March 1841. 

57. David Fernald married 13 Jan. 1791, Esther Tucker, dau. 
of Samuel and Esther (Tucker) Leach. He served in the K evo- 
lution. He was a farmer, and died 27 Dec. 1846. She died 25 
March 1839. Children: 

SAMUEL L. b. 6 Dec. 1791 : m. Rebecca Harris of Eastport ; d. 1827-28. 
Lived in Eastport. Me. Children : Daniel H. and Ann Maria. 

EUNICE L. b. 25 Sept. 1793: m. Stephen Young 12 June 1833: d. i Nov. 
1888. 3 children. 

75. EiiENE/ER b. 4 Oct. 1795: m. Mary Ann Manson 6 July 1820. 

76. THEODORE 1). 31 Aug. 1797: m. Lydia Adams 6 Jan. 1828. 
WILLIAM b. 16 Dec. 1799: m. Miriam Spinney of Eliot 31 March 1836; 

d. 1856. Lived in Eliot. Me. 6 children. 

ESTHER T. b. 20 July 1802: m. William H. Brown 8 Dec. 1829; d. 4 
March 1881. 

58. Joseph Weeks Fernald married 13 Feb. 1/87, Catherine, 
dau. of Thomas and Jane ( Marr ) Chandler. He served in the 
Revolution, lie died 22 Xov. 1822. She was born 15 July 1755, 
and died 17 Xov. 1815. Children: 

JANE CHANDLEU b. 30 Dec. 1787: in. Thomas H. Trefethen: d. 28 July 


77. DANIEL b. 30 Oct. 1789: in. Phcbe Trefethen April i8u-April 1812; d. 
at Portsmouth. 

CATHERINE 1>. 13 July 1792; m. Timothy Parker of Saugus, Mass., 4 
May 1815: d. 10 or 15 Pel). 1855 at Saugus. 

SARAH WKEKS b. 28 Feb. 1795: in. John Chandler of Saco, 5 April 1813- 
20 April 1814. 

59. Daniel Fernald married 8 Aug.' 1791, Hannah, dau. of 
Joseph Manson. He died 9 May 1838. She was born 27 July 
1767 and died 24 June 1846. Children: 

LUCY 1). 23 Xov. 1791:111. Capt. Samuel Pray 5 Nov. 1808; d. 23 Oct. 

WILLIAM MANSON b. 7 April 1796; m. Abigail W. Barry of Boston, 3 
Doc. 1820; d. 8 May 1875. Lived in Portsmouth. In War of 1812. 5 ch. 

AIMMHA MARIA b. 2 June 1798: m. Capt. Samuel Badger 19 July 1817; d. 
3 April 1848. 7 children. 

DANIEL b. 18 Oct. 1800: d. 29 Oct. 1800. 

LAVINIA LVMAN b. 24 Sept. 1802: m. Benj. C. Fernald 27 Oct. 1824: d. 
15 Oct. 1857. 

ALBERT b. 17 Fell. 1806: d. 29 Sept. 1819. 

CHARLOTTE MARTIN b. 3 March 1808: m. Joseph Cox 8 Feb. 1829; d. 24 
July 1870. 

FREDERICK WARTEMAN b. 8 Sept. 1810: m. Harriet Rockwell Cate 29 
Dec. 1834. (2) Mrs. Hllen Phebe (Abranis) Chamberlain 19 Sept. 1850; d. 
30 April 1855. Lived in Portsmouth. 5 children. 

60. Elihu Fernald married 18 Jan. 1787, Hannah, dau. of 
Thomas and Jane ( Marr) Chandler. He was a carpenter. He 
died 4 Dec. 1851. She was horn 23 Sept. 1765 and died (prob.) 
20 Sept. 1836. Children: 

JAMES BROWN b. n July 1787: in. Ann Card 30 Nov. 1809: d. 25 May 
1822. Lived 111 Portsmouth. 4 children. 

MARY b. 9 May 1789: d. 10 July 1790. 

MARY b. 9 July 1791: m. Robert Newson. 

HANNAH C. b. 14 June 1793: m. William Parker of Saugus. 

HU/ABKTH b. }<> Sept. 1790: m. John Alden of Boston. 5 'children. 

BENJAMIN CHANDLER b. i June 1798; m. Lavinia L. Fernald 27 Oct. 
1824. D. IT Sept. 1878. Lived in Portsmouth. 8 children. 

SARAH b. 23 March iSoo: m. Thomas Jones of Portsmouth. 

Ki.un- b. (> May 1802: in. Margaret T. Holbrook 27 May 1838; d. 24 
Aug. 1847. T, children. 

JANE C. b. ') May 1804: m. Hlihu I). Brown 17 May 1838: d. 16 June 

I'A M F.I. i A b. 14 Oct. 1806: in. Samuel Parker of Saugus. Mass. 

OLIVE C. b. 30 Jan. 1808: in. William B. A. Locke 10 April 1831; d. 30 
Nov. 1874. 


THOMAS b. 28 Oct. 1809 ; lost at sea about 1829. 
MARTHA b. 18 Jan. 1811; d. 10 Sept. 1814. 

61. Samuel Fernald married 19 July 1791, Elizabeth Chand- 
ler. She was born 17 April 1773 and died 20 Nov. 1815. He 
married (2) 5 Feb. 1821, Mrs. Catherine (Fernald) Keen, dau. 
of Benj. and Sarah (Beaver) Fernald. He was a sea captain and 
for a part of his life a carpenter. He died 10 July 1821. 

MARTHA C. b. 1791 : m. Elihu D. Brown (his first wife) 29 April 1824; 
d. 22 Oct. 1837. 

62. Andrew Pepperrell Fernald married 24 Dec. 1778, 
Martha, dau. of John and Abigail (Bartlett) Shapleigh.* She 
was born 16 April 1760 and died 26 Nov. 1819. He was 
a farmer and tanner. He was in the Revolution. He died 18 
May 1821. Mr. Fogg says, "He was one of the most prominent, 
useful and public-spirited men in his time in the place.'" Children : 

CHARLES b. 22 Nov. 1779; m. Statira Ayres of Canterbury. X. H.. May 
1807: d. Sept. 1823. No children. 

MARTHA b. 21 Dec. 1781 ; m. Elisha Shapleigh 9 Nov. 1801. 

ANDREW b. 26 May 1785; d. 30 Nov. 1787. 

SARAH b. 13 Sept. 1788: d. 13 April 1791. 

ABIGAIL b. 7 March 1792; m. Nathaniel Hanscom 18 Feb. 1819; d. Oct. 

ANDREW b. 16 July 1794; m. Mary Ann Lord of South Berwick 19 Feb. 
1819: d. n Jan. 1826. Lived in Eliot. Ch.. Martha b. 28 March 1820; 
Owen b. 24 Aug. 1821 ; Mary E. b. II May 1823; Andrew P. b. 26 March. 

JOHX SHAPLEIGH b. i May 1800; m. Sarah Ann Paul 26 Dec. 1826, (2) 
Mary Ann Meserve of Barrington. N. H.. 19 July 1840: d. 4 January 1863. 
Was a physician in Barrington, N. H. Was the first genealogist of the 
family. 5 children. 

63. Dennis Fernald married 24 Aug. 1780. Elizabeth Stacy. 
She was born o June 1761 and died 14 Oct. 1842. He died I Jan. 
1836 or 37. Children: 

DKXXIS b. 24 April 1781 : settled in the South and died in Charles- 
ton. S. C. 

CHARLES b. 7 April 1783: m. Mary Libby i Aug. 1817: d. 12 June 
1841. 2 ch. 

ELIXAHETK 1). 24 April 1785: m. Samuel Eernald 11 April 1825; d. 22 
Sept. 1 8. 

SARAH b. 7 Feb. 1788: unmarried: d. 5 or 6 Feb. 1852. 


WILLIAM STACY h. 21 June 1790; m. Elizabeth Batson (or Hayden) of 
Quincy, Mass. ; d. 1854. 5 children. 

MARGERY h. 9 March 1793; unmarried; d. 1823. 

MARTHA h. 29 June 1795: m. Charles Parsons of York, pub. 8 Dec. 
1817; d. 1840 at Sparta, Ohio. 5 children. 

ROBERT b. 10 Aug. 1797; d. young. 

HIRAM b. 5 March 1801 ; unmarried; d. 12 April 1852. 

MIRIAM b. 29 Dec. 1803; unmarried; d. 1829. 

SAMUEL b. 18 Dec. 1808; m. Laura Graham Cooper of Maiden, Mass.; 
d. 20 Feb. 1896 at Eliot. 7 children. 


64. Stephen Fernald married 27 Nov. 1806, Alice Carter. 
She was horn ahout 1781 and died 26 June 1868. He was a 
farmer at Kittery and died 11 Feh. 1857. Children: 

CLARISSA b. 13 April 1807: m. Gideon Bray of Rockport, Mass.; d. 

STEPHEN b. 14 Sept. 1808; m. Susan Tibbetts of Great Falls, N. H., in 
1837: d. 23 Jan. 1891 at Peabody, Mass. Leather dealer, i son. 

SARAH b. 15 Oct. 1813; m. Parker Maynard ; (2) Alpheus Church of 
Winchester. Mass. 

JOHN T 1). 4 March 1815; m. 7 Sept. 1852 Eliza T. Tomlinson of Alfreton, 
Eng. : d. 10 Xov. 1859. Safe and lock dealer. 3 children. 

MAKY ANN b. 4 March 1815; m. - - Smith of Boston, (2) George 
Barnes of Concord. X. H., (3) - - Wardell of Maiden. Mass. ; d. about 

CYKCS b. 14 Feb. 1817: m. Sally Ann Quimby of York, pub. I Feb. 
1838; (2) Olive F. Manson 3 July 1843. 

ASXATH b. 22 Jan. 1819; m. Nutter of Boston, (2) Charles Cook 
of Boston ; d. June 1881. 

LCTHER b. 9 July 1820: m. Mrs. Lucy M. (Xorris) Kenney 25 Nov. 
1847. Tanner at Peabody, Mass. 

65. Pelatiah Fernald married 10 Dec. 1797, Sarah, dan. of 
John and Mary ( Fernald) Fernald. He was a carpenter at Kit- 
tery. He died 12 Dec. 1849. Children: 

JOAXXA b. 10 Dec. 1/98; unmarried; d. 10 Nov. 1800. 

Jon\ 1). 2 April 1802; m. Mrs. Mary (Caswell) Fernald; (2) Clarissa 
Caswdl: d. 23 April 1887. Child: George W. 

PELATIAH b. 19 Aug. 1804: m. Mary Caswell 10 March 1829; d. 20 
Sept. 1842. 

MAKK b. 19 Sept. 1806: unmarried; d. I Oct. 1806. 

SAM TEL b. 19 Sept. 1806- m. Caroline Hope 2 Dec. 1829, (2) Ann Jane 
Seavey 7 Feb. 1832: d. 9 July 1889 at Cliftondale. Mass. 


66. \\'illiam Wentworth Female! married 10 Oct. 1789, 
Waite Salisbury of Salisbury, Mass. He was a farmer and a 
prominent man in town. He died 8 Sept. 1851. She died 2 Sept. 
1855. Children: 

WENTWORTH b. 12 Nov. 1790; m. Miriam Staples 30 Nov. 1820; d. 19 
Jan. 1878 at Eliot. 

XANCY b. Oct. 1794: m. Col. Gowen Wilson 27 Xov. 1816; d. 6 May 

WAITE 1). 25 Juno 1797: m. Oliver Staples 16 April 1818: d. 24 Dec. 
1876. 4 children. 

AI./IRA b. ii July 1799: m. James Johnson 15 Xov. 1821. 2 children. 

WILLIAM SALISBURY b. 1802; m. Sarah Ann Hanscom 6 May 1827: d. 
Oct. 1848. 

HANNAH SALISBURY b. 10 Feb. 1805; unmarried: d. I Feb. 1806. 

JULIA b. 9 Feb. 1808: m. Rev. Paschal P. Morrell 27 April 1831; d. 17 
March 1901 at Hyue rariv. Mass. 2 children. 

SARAH ANN b. 11 June i8iO' m. Rev. James Gushing 16 Aug. 1832; d. 
2 June 1845. 2 children. 

67. Samuel Fernald married 1 1 April 1825, Betsey, dau. of 
Dennis and Elizabeth (Stacy) Fernald. He died 3 March 1857. 
Children : 

SARAH A. E. b. 12 June 1826; m. 5 Oct. 1845 Warrington Paul of Eliot. 

12 children. 

MARIA b. i Sept. 1827: m. 12 March 1848. Samuel Paul: d. 31 Oct. 1848. 

68. Mark Fernald married 6 March 1807. Margery P.. dau. 
of Robert and Margery I'epperrell (Wentworth) Cutts. She 
was born 14 Feb. 1784 and died June, 1864. He was a black- 
smith. He died 20 Jan. 1852. Children: 

WJI.I.IAM CUTTS b. 7 Sept. 1807: m. Jane Tibbetts of Sanford. I Oct. 
1835: d. 4 Oct. 1878. Grocer at Rochester. N. H. 6 children. 

JAMKS M'.mso.v b. 23 April 1809: unmarried; d. 8 June 1810. 

HIRAM b. 16 May 1811; m. Amelia Maria Childs 18 Oct. 1836: d. 23 
Dec. 1870. Root manufacturer at Grafton, Mass. 4 children. 

SAMUKI, b. 25 April 1813: m. Lovina Wherrin 26 May 1835; d. 14 
Oct. 1886. 

ELIZABETH ANN b. 19 April 1815; m. Elisha Hammond 7 Oct. 1838, 
(2) John R. Hanscom 1853. 

ROIJKRT CfTTs b. 4 June 1817: m. Caroline Xewell 13 Oct. 1839. (2) 
Eunice Lord 5 June 1X47. (3) Ann Pray: d. 20 Aug. 1894. Merchant 
at Salmon Fall>. X. II. 6 children. 

MARK b. 10 Aug. 1820: m. Julia A. llan>on 13 June 1842: d. Xov. 1868 
or 1X00. Police sergeant. 4 children. 

AM) HER. FA MI I. IKS 399 

JOHN DK.NNKTT 1>. 7 Oct. 1822; m. Mary A. Paul 7 Oct. 1846; d. n 
Jan. 1892. Farmer at Eliot. Me. 5 children. 

MARY b. 18 Jan. 1825: in. Moses Hammond 1854. 

MARGKRY C. \>. 23 July 1827: m. William A. Fernald 20 Oct. 1850: d. 26 
Feb. 1892. 

69. Tobias Fernald married 28 April 1776, Elizabeth 
Mitchell. 1 le was a soldier in the Revolution and died about 
1827. Children : 

GKORCK 1). ,}o Jan. 1777: m. Catherine Davis 8 Aug. 1800; drowned 3 
May 1814. Cooper at Portsmouth. 7 children. 

I\u HARD MITCH KM. 1). 24 March 1780. Moved to Port Jarvis, X. J. 

TOIMAS h. 8 Sept. 178..'. Killed on the "Constitution" 28 Feb. 1815; m. 
.Abigail Chambers. 5 children. Sophia .Ann 1). 20 Feb. 1807: Lydia F. b. 
18 Aug. 1808: John b. / July 1810: Pelatiah M. C. b. 16 March 1812: Win. 
H. b. 29 July 1815. 

JOHN b. i i Xov. 1785. 

JOXK.S MITCH KM. b. 2J Aug. 1788. 

FTXICK b. i Dec. 1791. 

70. Nathaniel Fernald married 29 ( )ct. 1/91, Hannah Spin- 
ney. He was a mariner and died at sea, aged about 50. Children: 

OUVK: m. Joseph Dame 4 Jan. 1818. 
MARY: in. William Marden of Portsmouth. 
PATIKXCK: m. Lyman Parker 6 or 16 March 1826. 

\\'II.!.IAM !)K\\KTT b. 4 Jan. 1807; m. Mehitable Odiorne Jan. 1828: 
d. 5 Dec. 1893. Spar nu'ker at Portsmouth. 7 children. 

71. Simon Fernald married 6 Jttlv 17* ,74. Miriam, dau. of 
Kbetiezer and Sarah ! Lewis) Fernald. He was a shipwright and 
mariner and died 19 Jan. .1827. Children: 

WII.I.IAM b. 29 May 1/90; d. 27 Sept. 1798. 
SIMON b. d Dec. 1797: d. 4 Oct. 1798. 

SIMON b. () March 1799: m. Joanna F. Williams u Dec. 1834. 
SAI.I.Y ANN b. 18 July 1802. 

JOSKI-H b. 8 Xov. 1804: in. Eliza Rice of Portsmouth. 
CHAKI.KS W. b. 7 May 1807: m. Abigail Duley of Gloucester. Mass.. 16 
Dec. 1832; .1. 24 May 1807. Cooper at Gloucester. 5 children. 
HAKRIKT b. 20 June 1809: in. Oliver Adams. 

72. lienjamin Fernaid married 12 l ; eb. 1800. Hannah, dan. 
of John and. Sarah (\Yent\vorth) Fernald. lie was a shipmaster 
and die- ' 1818 at sea. Children : 


JOHN BEAVER b. 19 Feb. 1807: m. Prudence Lord 20 Nov. 1828; (2) 
Abbie S. Langdon 17 Feb. 1859: d. 27 Feb. 1891. Lived at York. Ship- 
master. 2 children. 

ELIZABETH b. 28 Oct. 1808: m. Jonathan Lancton, pub. 11 Feb. 1827. 

ELZIRA b. 22 April 1811 ; m. Ezekiel Prescott 25 Oct. 1830; d. 1868 at 
Brook-field, N. H. 7 children. 

ANN WENTVVORTH b. 24 April 1813; m. Henry Thompson 30 Sept. 1835; 
d. 24 Dec. 1893 at York. 2 children. 

SARAH b. 1815; d. 1816. 

73. Robert Phipps Fernald married 13 Jan. 1828, Mrs. 
Eunice (Brown) Sullivan. Children: 

SARAH CATHARINE b. 26 Oct. 1828; m. Alfred Jones of Saugus, Mass. 

WILLIAM HENRY b. 14 Dec. 1829; m. Eliza Downing 14 Oct. 1851; ship 
carpenter at Kittery. 

LYDIA MARIA b. 30 Oct. 1831 ; m. Noah Manson 16 March 1855. 3 

MARY ELEANOR b. 17 Oct. 1833: m. Charles Clough 12 Dec. 1853. 9 ch. 

ELIZABETH CROSBY b. 23 Nov. 1835; m. Joseph Jenkins i Nov. 1859; d. 
June 1883. 

74. Reynald Fernald married 23 March 1841, Rachel, dau. 
of Elliot Frost. He was a farmer at Kittery and died 20 Dec. 
1868. His name though usually spelled as given was really Regi- 
nald. His wife was born 18 June 1812 and is a "Real Daughter 
of the Revolution.''' Children : 

HANNAH C. b. 27 July 1842: m. Frank B. Bartlett 18 Dec. 1867. 
CALVIN b. 18 Feb. 1847 ;d. 14 Sept. 1852. 
RACHEL b. 18 Dec. 1851 ; d. 10 Jan. 1852. 

75. Ebenezer Fernald married 6 July 1820, Mary Ann, dau. 
of Thomas Manson. He was a ship carpenter and was in the 
War of 1812. He died 17 Xov. 1865. Children: 

SARAH CHANDLER 1). 20 Oct. 1820; m. William Cromack. 

TIMOTHY b. 13 Marcli 1822; d. 19 May 1822. 

WILLIAM b. 30 April 1823; m. Susan (Gray) True, (2) Carrie Ham- 
mond 30 Aug. 1857: d. ii April 1895. Shipbuilder at Portsmouth. 5 

EUNICE b. 25 March 1825; m. Lorenzo D. Witham 19 March 1844. 

EBENEZER b. 19 May 1827: unmarried; d. 15 May 1851. 

76. Theodore Fernald married 6 Jan. 1828, Lydia, dau. of 
Samuel and Lydia (Coleman) Adams. He died at sea 18 Nov. 
1836. Children: 

HARRIET OLIVIA b. 9 Sept. 1829: m. Henry W. Trefcthen. 
SAMUEL !>. 19 Nov. 1831: unmarried: d. July 1862: in Civil War. 


AI.ONXO 1). 20 March 1835; m. Martha E. Berry 2 Oct. 1859, (2) Annie 
Irene Philhrick 27 June 1880. 

77. Daniel Fernakl married April i8ii-April 1812, Phebe 
Trefethen. He was a ship captain. Children : 

JOSEPH 1). 1816; m. Lucy Fernakl 24 Dec. 1825; d. 1850. No. ch. 

ANDREW 1). 2 May 1818; in. Mary Rogers Manson 5 Dec. 1839; d. 4 
Sept. 1889. Children: George A., Phebe Ann, -Mary Lavinia, Joseph H., 
Frances Jane, Ellen E., Lucy A. 

ROHERT 1). 24 Sept. 1820: in. Mary Jane Donnell (pub. 5 Oct. 1848) : d. 
9 May 1895. Lived at Maiden, Mass. Children: Frederick W., Daniel 
E., Charles F.. George E. 

EUNICE b. 15 Sept. 1822; m. Joseph Tuttle 5 Dec. 1841. 

THOMAS 1). / Aug. 1825: in. Delia Ehvell 8 Dec. 1849. Mariner. No 

HENRY 1). 6 Dec. 1827; m. Mary Eastman 5 Nov. 1850, (2) Mrs. Mary 
A. Knights 18 Aug. 1877. Children: Francena, Harriet, Clifford, Lillian. 

JKKKMIAH b. 10 Nov. 1829; in. Marcia B. Leach (pub. 18 Oct. 1851) ; d. 
21 Sept. 1877. Children: James, Everett. 

DANIEL L. b. 8 Jan. 1833; m. Henrietta E. Bright 13 March 1869. 

LCCY MARIA b. 9 Oct. 1835; m. Daniel Parker of Saugus, Mass. 


Stephen Field married, 10 June 1717, Mary, clan, of Richard 
King, and had the following children recorded. Cf. Genealogy 
of the Field Family. 

JOSEPH b. 18 May 1718; m. Abigail Pilsbury 29 Oct. 1745- 
MARY b. 14 Sept. 1720: m. Moses Hanscom. 

STEPHEN b. 16 Oct. 1722; m. Jane - - and had son Daniel b. 23 
May 1749. 

Children of Daniel and Mary (Fernakl) Field: 

JANE b. 3 March 1773. 

JAMES FKRNAI.D b. 5 July 1775; m. Joanna Staple 23 Oct. 1799. 

STEPHEN b. 19 July 1777. 

Children of Capt. Joseph and Mary (Dam) Field. He m. 
(2) Elizabeth 1'uckland 22 Jan. 1801. 

JOHN b. 26 Oct. 1777. 

EI.I/AUETH, twin to Joseph: m. Parker Foster? 

Ar.icAii. It. 3 Jan. 1780. 

JOAN x A b. 6 July 1782. 

JOSEPH b. 28 March 1/85. 

EI.IPHAI.ET b. 23 Oct. 1787. 



Robert Fitts was in Ipswich .as early as 1635. He lived some- 
time in Salisbury, but returned to Ipswich and died there 9 May 
1665. He married Grace Lord, who died 25 April 1684. They 

left only one son, 


Abraham Fitts, who married 16 May 1665 Sarah Tomson in 
Salisbury. He settled in Ipswich and had seven children. His 
wife was dau. of Simon Thomson. She died 5 June 1664. He 
died 27 March 1692. Their son, 

Abraham Fitts, married (i) Margaret Choate, (2) 9 Jan 
1693, Mary Ross. He died in 1714. His son, 

Samuel Fitts, born 16 Aug. 1699, married, 6 March 1727 
Mary P>eal, and settled in Kittery. They had children: 

SAMUEL h. 22 April 1728; d. 24 May 1729. 
MARY b. 16 Nov. 1729. 
SAMUEL 1). 19 Feb. 1730. 
JOHN b. 2i Oct. 1732. 

Benjamin Fitts married in 1772 Sarah dau. of Robert and 
Hannah (Bartlett) Cutts. He died u Nov. 1782. She died 14 
July 1 80 1. 

HANNAH b. 2 June 1773. 

MARY b. 13 April 1775. 

SARAH b. 20 April 1777; d. 14 July 1801. 

EBEXEXER b. 21 Sept. 1779. 

EUNICE CUTTS b. 4 July 1782. 


Samuel Fogg, born 20 Feb. 1600, came in 1630 with Winthrop 
from Fxeter, Eng. lie was one of the first settlers of Hampton, 
N. H., in 1638. He married (i) 12 Oct. 1652 Anne Shaw, who 
died about i66T,(2)28 Dec. 1665 Mary Page, who died 8 March 
1699, aged 56. lie died 16 April 1672. 

Daniel Fogg, son by first marriage, was born 16 April 1660, 
removed to Scarborough, Me., and thence to Portsmouth, N. H., 
in 1690. About 1700 he settled in what is now Eliot. He mar- 
ried Hannah, dau. of John Libby of Scarborough about 1684 and 




died 9 June 1755. His wife died between 1730 and 1735. 
Children : 

HANNAH b. about 1685; m. John Rogers 21 May 1704. 

CAPT. DANIEL b. about 1688; m. 30 July 1715 Anne Hanscom. Settled 
in Scarborough. Ch. b. in Kittery, Samuel b. I June 1716; Anne b. 17 
Feb. 1718: Hannah b. 12 Nov. 1719; Reuben b. I June 1722. 

MARY b. about 1689; m. Wm. Brooks 11 Aug. 1709; d. before 1747. 

REBECCA b. about 1692: m. 1726, Joseph Pilsbury; d. about 1780. 

SAMUEL b. 1691 ; d. 1712. 

SARAH b. about 1694; m. Thomas Hanscom i Jan. 1715. 

JOHN b. about 1696; m. Mary Hanscom 30 Sept. 1725. Settled in 

JOSEPH b. about 1698; m. Sarah Hill 13 Jan. 1725. d. s. p. 

SETH b. Dec. 1701 ; m. Mary Pickernell 28 Nov. 1727. Lived in Scar- 
I. JAMES b. 17 March 1703-4; m. Elizabeth Fernald. 


i. James Fogg married, 23 Oct. 1728, Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. 
James and Mary Fernald. She was born 8 Sept. 1706 and died 
about 1/66. He died 24 Dec. 1/87. Lived on the homestead. 
Children : 

2. JAMES b. 23 June 1/31 : m. Anne Remick. 

MARY b. 21 Feb. 1732-3: m. James Emery 4 July 1752. 

ELIZABETH b. i Sept. 1737; m. 1763, Nathaniel Libby of Berwick. 

ANNE b. 2 March 1739; m. 1767, John Tobey. 

HANNAH b. 24 July 1741 : d. 10 Dec. 1819. Unm. 

EUNICE b. 12 Nov. 1743; m. Capt. Josiah Staples of Berwick 4 Oct. 1767. 

3. JOSEPH b. 12 Feb. 1745: m. 1/71. Mercy Littlefield. 
ABIGAIL b. 1/47: died young. 

4. JOHN b. 17 Sept. 1/50: m. Abigail Leighton. 
DANIEL b. 24 Sept. 1/52; died young. 


2. Tames Fogg married (i) 1756, Anne, dau. of Isaac and 
Anne (Allen) Remick. (2) widow Mary Twombly about 1800. 
He. died in 1805. Lived in Berwick. Children: 

MARK b. 15 July 1757: m. 23 March 1785 Eunice Fernald, (2) Mary 
Kenv. Settled in YVol thorough. N. H. 8 ch. 


ANNE b. 28 Jan. 1761: in. 19 Dec. 1781 Stephen Randall of Berwick; 
cl. i June 1792. 

JAMES b. 12 Sept. 1763; in. Sarah Keay ; d. 9 Jan. 1799. Lived in 
Lebanon, Me. 3 ch. 

FIIXAHETH 1). 26 April 1765; d. 1778. 

JOSEPH 1). 8 Feb. 1767; in. 10 March 1791 Mary Hammond, (2) Lydia 
Keay. 7 ch. 

JOHN b. 7 March 1769; drowned 1781. 

SrsANNAH b. 29 April 1771: m. Aaron Chick 25 July 1793; d. 28 
Dec. 1797. 

MARY b. 12 Oct. 1773: in. Love Keay; d. 14 Sept. 1811. Lived in 
Wol thorough, X. H. 

SIMON b. 8 Feb. 1777: m. Lydia Fitch. Lived in Limerick, Me. 10 ch. 

Fi.iz.utETii b. 27 May 1779: in. James Brackett. 

LEV i b. 2 March 1783: in. Mary Perkins. Lived in Brunswick, Me. 
5 ch. 

3. Joseph Fogg married, 1771. Mercy Littlefield of Wells. 
Lived in 1'erwick. Died 30 Sept. 1807. Wife survived him. 

Children : 

tf ^ji*. '-- 

5. JOSEPH b. 9 Feb. 1/72; in. i Dec. 1791, Phebe Hayes of Berwick. 
DANIEL b. .><) Aug. 1778: in. 4 July 1799 Peggy Hodgdon : d. 22 April 

1823. 5 ch. 

JANE b. !O May 1776: m. 16 Feb. 1804 David Hodgdon; d. 10 April 


JAMES b. 10 Aug. 1781 ; m. 20 Xov. 1806, Olive Hodgdon; cl. 18 April 
1817. u 

ISAAC b. 13 Xov. 1783: in. 17 Sept. 1807, Susannah Hayes. Lived in 
Limerick. Me. 7 ch. 

4. |ohn Fogg married, 17 Oct. 17/6, Abigail, dan. of Dea. 
William and Katharine (Rogers) Leighton. Lived on the 
homestead in Flint. Died 8 April 1828. Wife born 8 April 
1757, died 27 Sept. 1840. Children: 

Ami. AIL 1). 22 Dec. 1/77: d. 22 March 1825. L'nm. 

Fi.i/.AiiETii 1). -'7 Feb. 1780: m. 2<S Xov. 1709 Xathauiel Hammond: d. 
2~ Feb. 1853. 

6. JOHN b. 8 Feb. 1783; in. 28 March 1805. Mary Staples, his COUMII. 
MARY b. 23 Aug. 1785: in. 17 March 1814 Samuel Kennard. 
JAMES b. 21 July 1788: d. 25 Oct. 1798. 

7. \Yiu.i.\M b. 3 Xov. 1790: in. Betsey Deed Hill. 
JOSEI-H b. 3 March 1793: cl. 4 Aug. 1874. L'inn. 
XAMY b. 20 March 1/05; d. 21 May 1857. L'nm. 

MIRIAM b. 5 Oct. 1707: m. -'(> Dec. 1825 Xathauiel Kennard: cl. 21 
April 1883. 


FIFTH G K \ E R A T i o x . 

5. Joseph Fogg married, i Dec. 1791, Phebe Hayes of Ber- 
v:ick. Farmer and carpenter in Berwick. He died 4 March 
1827. Children: 

SARAH 1>. 28 Feb. 1795: m. Pelatiah Shorey 2 Feb. 1818. Settled in 
Industry. Me. 

PHEBE b. n May 1798; in. 20 March 1817. Moses M. Twombly. 

REISEKAH b. 31 May 1800: m. 2 Feb. 1830. Joshua Conant of Alfred. Me. 

JOHN b. 25 Sept. 1802: d. 15 April 1826. Unm. 

JAXE b. 24 March 1805: cl. 3 Oct. 1825. Unm. 

MERCY b. 16 June 1807; d. 19 June 1824. Unm. 

JOSEPH b. 10 Dec. 1809; m. 2 Jan. 1838 Sarah Rogers. Ch.. Catharine 
Rogers b. i Sept. 1839; Hiram b. i Aug. 1843; and Sarah Jane b. 24 Nov. 
1848: d. 5 May 1850. 

HIRAM b. 1812. Lived in China, Me. 

JAMES b. 28 Oct. 1814; Bowdoin College 1840: m. 30 March 1844. Mary 
Fales. Was an attorney in Boston. Died at Hudson. X. Y.. Aug. 1855. 

WILLIAM b. 14 Dec. 1817; in. Elizabeth Perkins. Merchant in Boston. 

6. John Fogg married, 28 March 1805, Mary. dan. of 
Xathaniel and Elizabeth ( Leighton) Staples. Lived on a part of 
his father's farm in Eliot. Died 6 Ang. 1835. Children : 

XATIIANIKI. b. 19 Dec. 1805: d. 29 Sept. 1830. Unm. 

FLI/.V:ET!', b. 26 April 1808: d. 19 Feb. 1881. Unm. 

MAKV b. 22 April 1810: m. 29 Sept. 1832. Jay YY. Uphrtm of Rye. N. 
II.: d. 3 Jan. 1884. He was b. 13 June 1808 and cl. 14 May 1880. 

Ai'.HiAii. L. b. 16 Aug. 1814; m. Horace Parker: d. 19 Jan. 1899. 

. \.\.\ MAKIA b. 3 March 1817: m. 1838. Hammond Libby. 

JAMES b. 3 Jan. 1820: d. May 1847. Unm. 

CAROLINE b. 17 Sent. 1822: d. i Aug. 1842. 

PATI.INA HAMMOND b. 4 June 1826; in. 15 July 1847. Dr. Lemuel 
Murray U'illis. 

ArorsTA b. 7 Dec. 1828: d. 10 Xov. 1849. 

7. William Fogg married. 16 June 1821. Betsey Deed Hill, 
nnlv child of Samuel and Rebecca ( Remick ) Hill. She \vas born 
() Ang. !7<jo. and died 24 Jan. 1846. He married, (2) 30 Aug. 
i8.]6. Mehitable IMtimmer Moody, dan. of Bradstreet Moody of 
Sanhonit<m. X. I 1. She was born 2<j April 1798. and died I I June 
i8f-8. lie- died 18 Se])t. \^). lie fitted for college and became 
a successful school teacher. \\ as many years selectman and town 
cK-rk and served as Representative three terms. Was also post- 
master, lie was deeply interested in historical and genealogical 


researches and did more than any other to preserve the history of 
the early families of Kittery. He was a leader in all the educa- 
tional work of his town, and one of the founders of Eliot Acad- 
emy. Children : 

Sox 1). and d. iS May 1822. 

A xx kKr.KKAH 1). 12 Jan. 1824; d. 10 Aug. 1843. 

Jonx SAMI-KJ. Hiu. 1>. 2\ May 1826; Bowcloin College 1846. See 
page 250. 

JosKiMi WIU.IA.M 1). hS Feb. d. March 1829. 

\\"II.I.I.\M ANSVI. 1>. ,}i May 1X^2; d. 19 Sept. 1857. Unm. 


Stephen Ford was at Smuttynose Island in 1660. His wife 
Joanna is mentioned in 1665. A Stephen Ford married, 26 Xov. 
17(02?) Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan Hammond of Wells, and 
removed to l.oston. The estate of Robert Ford was administered 
in 1674 bv John I.owden of Saco. 

John and Susanna Ford witnessed deeds at Spurwink in 1684. 
John Ford bought 25 acres of Husrli Crockett in Kittery in 1/03. 
He had wife Joanna in 1708. Was she dan. of John Andrews? 
He lived at l.raveboat Harbor. The following were probably his 
children : 

LKTTICK m. John Whitney. \vlio moved to Rruns\vick. Me. 
SARAH in. Xathaniel Whitney. \v1io lived in York. 

C \'i MAKIXK perhaps, m. James Adams of Wells and \vas carried cap- 
tive to Canada. 22 Ausr. i/o,v 

SAMTEI. m. Agnes, dau. of Kdmund (iage. or (iach. d. s. \i. ahout 1/55. 
JOHN in. Ilannah Tidy 4 Xov. 1700 and had son John 1>. 9 June 1708. 

It seem- to have been the John Ford, born () June 1708, who 
was published to Mary ( ioodwin of Kittery 15 July 1731. He 
settled in I'.erwick and probably bad sons, John. Robert, Paul, 
Miles and Caleb. June 20. 17^4. John Ford, Jr.. and Robert Ford 
bought land in I'.erwick of Richard Cults. In 1763 Paul Ford 
bought land in I'.erwick. He had wife Xabhv in 1783. Miles 
Ford settled in \Yaterborough. 

Deacon Robert Ford of I'.erwick died 5 Feb. 1802. His wife 
Sarah died 20 April 1818. They had children: 


ALICE b. 16 Oct. 1769; d. 26 Nov. 1769. 

ROBERT b. 8 Jan. 1771 ; m. and had family. 

DANIEL b. 12 Oct. 1772; m. and d. s. p. 25 April 1801. 

NATHANIEL b. 23 Jan. 1774: m. Comfort Perkins and lived in Sanford, 
Me. Ch., Daniel, William, Polly, Nathaniel and Sophia. 

CALEB b. 7 July 1776: m. Polly Fernald. 

FRANCIS b. 30 May 1778: m. Olive . His will, 1831-1836, names 
wife Olive and ch., William. James. Hannah m. Ezra Billings and Sarah 

JEMIMA b 6 May 1780; m. Ebenezer Quint. 

JAMES b. 18 Nov. 1782; died young. 

WILLIAM b. 7 Feb. 1788: died young. 

PHILINDA b. 8 March 1790; m. Daniel Johnson of Lebanon. Me. 

Caleb, brother of Dea. Robert Ford, \vas born 15 March 1755, 
and died 27 July 1839. The name of his first wife has not been 
learned. His second wife was Rachel - , born 6 April 1760 
or 1765, and died 1 1 April 1858. Children by first marriage: 

STEPHEN b. i Sept. 1781: m. Lyclia Grant. 
MOLLY m. Joshua Littlefield. 
ESTHER m. Daniel Grant. 

Children by second marriage : 

ISAAC b. 22 Feb. 1792: d. 16 Aug. 1863. 

SARAH b. 6 Xov. 1796: m. Peter Grant: d. 16 March 1849. 

IRA 1). 20 Sept. 1802: m. 31 Dec. 1874. 

LYDIA 1). 6 Oct. 1808: d. 19 Dec. 1892. Unm. 

Caleb, son of Dea. Robert Ford, married 26 Xov. 1801 Polly 
Fernald of Xorth Berwick, and died 31 Jan. 1856. Children: 

DANIEL b. 23 Jan. 1802: d. 13 Dec. 1889. 

ROHERT b. 19 Xov. 1806; d. 23 Oct. 1829. 

HERCULES b. 6 July 1807: d. 9 Dec. 1815. 

ACHSAH b. 10 Sept. 1800: m. William Johnson: d. 2 June 1890. 

MIRIAM b i June i8n: d. 22 Oct. 1841. 

CHARLES M. b. 11 April 1813. Went west. 

SALLY b. 25 March 1815-, d. 16 April 1815. 

IXFAXT b. 19 April 1816. Lived only a few days. 

SARAH b. i Oct. 1819; d. 8 Aug. 1855. 

CAI.EI: V. b. 24 July 1820. 

KoXANNA 1). 14 Allff. 1823. 

Stephen, son of Caleb and nephew of Dea. Robert Ford, mar- 
ried Lydia, dan. of Peter ( irant, who was born 15 March 1784 and 
died hme 1X70. Children: 

JAMES b. 12 April 1805. I'nm. 

I'KTKK G. b. 29 Feb. 1808: m. Betsey Roberts; d. April 1870. 


ISAIAH 1>. 14 Sept. 1810; m. Lois Roberts. 

STEPHEN* 1>. 20 Oct. 1814; in. widow of brother Isaiah. 


JOSHUA ni. - - Young of Kittery. 

SARAH m. James Quint. 

SUSAN* in. Caleb Ford. 


John Follet signed the Dover combination in 1640. William 
Follet was a tax-payer at Oyster River in 1659 anc l was there as 
early as 1649. lie married, 12 July 1672, Elizabeth, widow of 
William Drew. She was born in 1628, as per dep. This was 
probably his second marriage. His daughter Hannah married 
Godfrey Brooking. 

Elizabeth, widow of a William Eollet, is named, 2 Oct. 1/05, 
with sons Nicholas and Benjamin. The last was then eight years 
old and had his brother Nicholas as guardian. 

Capt. Nicholas Follet was Deputy to the convention of 1689. 
He left widow Abigail, who married Richard Nason. His 
children were Nicholas and Sarah, who married John Meader of 
Dover and had a child born in 1681. 

Nicholas Follet 2(1 married Hannah - and lived in Dover 
and Portsmouth. Was a sea captain and made his will 29 April 
1700. .\ames wife Hannah and children Philip, Caleb and 
unnamed children under age. A Philip Follet was of Dover in 
1671-5 and perhaps was the same who was fined in T\ittery in 

Nicholas Follet, 3<1, tailor, of Portsmouth, was born 5 Nov. 
1677 and married, 12 Sept. 1700, Mary Hull of Portsmouth. He 
died 2() Aug. 1722. I le is mentioned, 36 May 171 1, as "heir of all 
of estate of William Follet of ( )yster River." In a deer!. 1710, he 
mentions cousin John Follet of Barbacloes. 

John Follet married in Uoston, 14 March 1700, Sarah "(iulli- 
son," doubtless daughter of Elihu (iunnison of Kittery. He is 
called a butcher in a deed. Nov. 8, 1719. he "owened the covenant 
and was baptized at his house being sick." Children: 

1). _'.? March 1701 : in. 14 Nov. I7_>o. John Dolly of New- 


MARTHA bapt. 5 July 1719; prob. died young. 

MARY bapt. 5 July 1719. owned the covenant 8 Sept 1728. 

JOHX bapt. 5 July 1719; m. Mary Tripe. 

CHARLES bapt. 5 July 1719; m. in Boston, 25 Oct. 1739, Lydia Doak? 

SAMUEL, perhaps. 

John Follet married Mary, clau. of Sylvanus and Margaret 
(Diamond) Tripe. Pub. 16 Sept. 1731. He and Samuel Follet, 
perhaps his brother, did extensive business in trade and shipping, 
1/32-1754. John was drowned one dark night on the Pascataqua. 
\Yidow administered his estate 13 March 1741. Widow m. - 
Snow. Children : 

ROBERT bapt. 3 Dec. 1/32: died young. 

MARY bapt. I Sept. 1734. 

ROBERT b. 21 June 1737: m. Mercy Mitchell. 

JOAXXA bapt. 27 July 1740; m. 8 Nov. 1761. Samuel Mitchell, Jr. 

Capt. Robert Follet married, 16 July 1767, Mercy clau. of 
Joseph and Isabella ( P>ragdon ) Mitchell. He and his sons were 
shipbuilders and masters at Kittery Point. He was a soldier in 
the Revolution. Died 21 Aug. 1780. His wife was born 6 Oct. 
1743 and died 24 Dec. 1797. Children: 

JOHN b. 6 Aug. 1768: m. Lydia, dau. of John Emery of York. Pub. 
9 Aug. 1806. Two cli. d. in infancy. He d. 18 Oct. 1820: widow prob. m. 
John J. Lawrence, 5 Oct. 1823. 

ROBERT b. 19 Sept. 1770; d. 13 Sept. 1815. Unm. 

MARY b. i April 1773: m. 25 Dec. 1814. Wm. T. Gerri=h: d. 17 Aug. 


JOSHTA \Y. 1). 19 Oct. 17/5: m. Dorothy Parsons. Pub. 15 July 1797. 
Lost at sea 15 Xov. 1797. Widow m. 23 Feb. 1803, Samuel W. Seavey of 
Rye. X. H. 

MERCY b. 23 Aug. 1780: d. 21 July 1852. L T nm. At her death the 
faniilv name became extinct in K'v. 


Sergt. Thomas Foster, born in Fngland about 1600, married 
Elizabeth - and came to America in the ship Hercules in 1634. 
Mr lived in \Yeymouth and llillcrica. Mass. His son, Dca. Joseph 
Foster, was born 28 March 1650 and married Alice (iorton II 
!)ec. 1672. Their son, Thomas, was born at liillerica. n Feb. 
loSi and had wife 1 Icpzihah. John, son of Thomas, was born 


ii Jan. 1708. married Hannah, dan. of Nathaniel Parker, and 
had son Parker, horn u Xov. 1732. He settled in Kittery. See 
Genealogy of the Foster Family. 

Parker Foster married, 15 Xov. 1753, Mary, dan. of John and 
Elizabeth ( Staples) Tobcy. Lived in what is now the lower part 
of Fliot. Was ensign and lieutenant in the Revolution and cap- 
tain in the militia. Died before 3 Sept. 1776. It may have been 
his brother. John Foster, who m. 20 Jan. 1756, Hannah Hanscom 
and had dan. .Molly born 12 Jan. 1763. Parker Foster had 
children : 

JOHN I). 3 Jan. 1755; in. widow Abigail Tucker, 8 Dec. 1774; d. I Feb. 
1779 in Mill Prison, Fug., a soldier of the Revolution. 

XATHANIKI. 1). 28 Aug. 1756. 

Jo.-Kt'ii 1). i Dec. 1758: in. Hannah, clau. of Capt. John Gowcll, 2 July 
1781, Rev. soldier. She was a widow in 1783 and m. (2) perhaps, Peter 
Yarney. Jr.. 1789. 

EI.I/ABETH b. 25 July . 

PARKER b. 15 Jan. 1761 ; in. four times. 

HANNAH b. 4 March 1763: in. Tobias Hanscom, 25 May 1786? 

1 ).\C<;HTKK b. 15 Dec. 1765. 

CATIIAKINK b. 28 Jan. 1707; in. John Hanscom, Jr., 14 Oct. 1792. 

SIMON b. J9 May 1771; m. Mary Spinney 22 Xov. 1792. 

Parker Foster married ( i) 8 March 1781, Elizabeth Hans- 
com, (2)6 April 1802, P>etsey Field, who was drowned 17 June 
1826, (3) 30 Dec. 1826. Mrs. Sally Foster of York, from whom 
he was divorced. (4) 6 Dec. 1832, Mrs. Lois Thompson. He 
died about 1840. (Children by first marriage: 

M AKV b. 2 April 1781 . 

PAR KICK b. 9 Xo\-. 1784: m. Olive Knight. 25 Xov. 1807. Moved to 
P>remen. Me., where lie had second and third wife. Dau. by first marriage 
was Olive Ann. b. 5 July 1809. who m. 4 May 1822. Washington Leach 
and is >till living. 

SARAH b. 25 May 178(5. 

HKTSKV II. b. 13 Dec. 1787: in. Jonathan Tilton, 30 Xov. 1817. 

JOHN b. 17 April 1797: m. Susan Preely. 

FI.I/AISKTH b. () I ; eb. 1803: in. Isaac (i. Xoyes. Pub. 25 April 1827. 
Lived in Ip>wich. Mass. 

\V.\ITK li. b. 4 July 1804: in. Joel Hansconi. Pub. 26 Aug. 1832. 
II ANNAH b. 17 Feb. 1800; in. J. Frotliingham. 
losFMi ],. i) Xov. 1807. Drowned at .sea. L'nin. 


NATHANIEL b. 16 Jan. 1809; m. Mary Fry. Pub. 13 May 1831. 
Lived in Portsmouth. Ch., Charles, William, Annie, Lizzie, Myra. 

CATHARINE b. 4 Oct. 1811; m. - - Bosworth. 

ABIGAIL b. 20 Sept. 1814; m. Samuel Clark of Portsmouth. 

CAROLINE b. 8 March 1818: m. - - Emery. (2) Charles W. 


SIMON b. 4 Oct. 1822; m. Olive Ann Leach. 

Children of John and Susan (Freely) Foster. 

ELIZA m. Henry Rowe. Lived in Boston. 

MARY m. James Kendrick. (2) George Dennett. 

ANNA m. Charles D. Fernald. 

CHARLES W. m. 21 May 1854. Annie E. Trickey of Portsmouth. 

JOSEPH m. Eliza Wardwell. 

JOHN m. Augusta Tucker. 

AI.DEN m. Georgiana Nelson: d. 29 May 1902: 

Simon Foster married, 2 Xov. 1845, Olive Ann. dau. of 
Thomas and Pisidia (Parsons) Leach. Lived on the old home- 
stead at Bolt Hill. He died 15 July 1894. Wife, born 31 Aug. 
1827, died 27 Xov. 1893. Children: 

FRANCES AIIP.IE b. 29 June 1847: m. Herman Sanborn. 18 April 1872. 

CLARA MARIA b. 22 July 1849; m. Gardner E. Blake: d. 13 Feb. 1900. 

OLIVE AUGUSTA b. 25 Sept. 1850; m. Wilbur E. Perrigo n May 1889. 
Lives in Wilton. Me. 

DAUGHTER, died in infancy. 

CATHERINE BOSWORTH b. 30 Aug. 1854: m. 25 Dec. 1873. Henry Martin 
Paul : drowned 15 June 1892. 

LEONARD PAKKER b. 9 Aug. 1857 :m. widow Emma Twombly. Has 
son Prentice. 

ANNIE BELLE b. 9 Aug. 1866: m. Willard H. Spinney. 27 Aug. 1887. 


lames Foy, fisherman, bought eight acres of Francis Cham- 
pernowiie in 1686. He and wife (irace decried land to son-in-law 
Xathaniel llix (Hicks) and wife Martha, 31 Jan. 1711-2. 
Children were : 

MAUTMA m. Nathaniel llick^. 

ROBERT 1). 26 Aug. 1691: m. Hannah McKenney. 
JOSEPH, twin to Robert: m. Susanna Jenkins, 1729. 

CHARLES b. 4 March 1702: m. Elizabeth Seavey of Rye. N. H. Pub. 
27 April 1728. 

JAMES b. 9 Jan. 1704-5. 


Robert Foy married Hannah McKenney. She m. (2) Wil- 
liam Groves, 27 Jan. 1724. The following were probably his 
children : 

EBENEZEK bapt. 3 April 1715. 
MARY bapt. 3 Nov. 1716. 
BKXJAMIX bapt. 26 May 1718. 
TIMOTHY bapt. 30 Oct. 1721. 
MARTHA bapt. 16 July 1721. 

Joseph Foy married Susannah Jenkins in 1729. This may 
have been a second marriage, for he owned the covenant and was 
baptized 15 Sept. 1728 and the same day were baptized: 

KI.I/AMF.TH in. Jolm Whitney? Pub. 22 Jan. 1742. 

MARTHA bapt. 15 Sept. 1728. 

SCSAXXAH bapt. 29 Sept. 1/45: m. prob. Wm. Mitchell i Jan. 1776. 

The following were children of Charles Foy : 

CHARLES bapt. 13 Oct. 1728. 

?Joiix bapt. 29 Oct. 1732; m. Lyclia Stephens 16 April 1767? 

?!{EIVII!.\H bapt. 7 Oct. 1734. 

?MARTHA bapt. 7 Nov. 1736. 

SARAH bapt. 20. Nov. 1741. 

JOAXXA bapt. 26 Oct. 1746. 

EI.IXAKETH bapt. 23 April 1749. 

SARAH bapt. 7 July 1728. 

MARTHA bapt. 7 June 1729. 

M. 26 Oct. 1752 Joseph Foy and Elizabeth Tucker. 

M. int. 7 Feb. 1785. Benjamin Grace and Eunice Foy. 


There were three distinct families named Frost in old Kittery, 
and they have been somewhat confused by genealogists. The 
family of the first Nicholas Frost is here considered. An old 
family Bible is said to contain the following record: 

"JHX FROST. Borne Xov'br ye i/th 1558 near Cornbrc Hill. Cornwall. 
AXXA TTAMDKX. Borne Oct'r ye 8th, 1565 near Caer Bran, Cornwall. 
Joiix and AXXA, Marride. May ye loth 1582. 


Jonx. Borne July ye I5th. 1583. in Tiverton. 
i. NICHOLAS. Borne Aprill ye 25th. 1585. Tiverton. 
AXXA. Borne Oct'r ye nth. 1587. Tiverton. 


CHARLES. Borne Dcc'r yc I5th. 1588, Tiverton. 
SAMUEL. Borne Jan'y ye 28th, 1591, Tiverton. 
ELIZABETH. Borne ffeb ye I2th. 1593, Tiverton. 

Nicholas. Marride Bertha Cadwalla 
Jan'y 1630 ffrom Tavistock. Devon. 

Bertha Cadwalla, Borne ffeb'y ye I4th, 1610. 

Aprill Arrived on 

Sailed for America June. 1634, in the year. 

In ye Ship Wulfrana. Alwin Wellborn, Master. 

ffrom Plimouth, Devon." 

1. The Xicholas Frost above named settled at Leighton's 
Point in 1634. See ])i). 107-9. He died 20 July 1663. The tra- 
dition that his wife and daughter Anna were killed by Indians 4 
July 1650 needs more evidence. The dates of births of his 
children are said to be based upon old papers of the family. There 
seem to be some errors. Charles died 4 July 1697, "in the 65th 
year of his age." He was born, then, in 1633. Two depositions 
of Elizabeth (Frost )Gowen, one made at the age of 79 and the 
other at the age of 84, declare that she was born in 1645, instead 
of 1640. Also his daughter Catharine Hammond is said to have 
died 15 Aug. 1715. aged 82, born therefore in 1633 instead of 
1637. The record is here given, however, as repeatedly pub- 

2. CHARLES 1>. 30 July 1631 in Tiverton. Eng. ; m. Mary Bolles. 

3. JOH.V 1). 7 Aug. 1633 in Tiverton. Settled in Boston. 
ANNA b. 17 April 1635 at Little Harbor. America. 

CATHKKINE b. 25 Dec. 1637 in Kittery: m. Win. Leighton. (2) Jos. 

ELI/AIJETH b. 10 May 1640 in Kittery; m. Wm. Gowen 14 May 1667. 

NICHOLAS b. 30 May 1645 in Kittery; d. in Limerick. Ireland, Aug. 

2. Major Charles Frost married Mary, dau. of Joseph and 
Mary (Howell) T.olles (or Bowles) of Wells, Me. The date of 
marriage is said to have been 27 Dec. 1675, but it must have been 
ten years or more earlier, as will be seen. He was killed by 
Indians 4 fuly 1697. in the 65th year of his age. as the inscription 
on his tombstone says. His wife was born 4 Jan. 1641, in York. 
Me., and died 'IF Xov. 1704. Old family papers and the records 
of Kittery are certainly in error as to the births of his children. 
The account of his family was probably inserted in the records of 
Kitterv manv vears after his death, and the dates were manufac- 



turecl for ihe occasion. Those dates are here reproduced, and 
suggested corrections are given in parentheses. 

MAKV 1). 18 Oct. 1676: m. Capt. John Hill 12 Dec. 1694. 

4. CIIAKI.KS 1). 17 April 1678: in. Sarah Waimvright, (2) Mrs. Jane 
Pepper roll. 

5. JOHN 1). i March 1080-81 ; in. Mary Pepperrell. 

NICHOLAS l>. 17 Sept. 1682; d. he-fort 1 8 Aug. 1700. (York Deeds, 

VII. 21) 

SAKAII h. 17 Sept. 1682 (1666) in. 1687. John Shipway of Portsmouth, 
N. H., who d. hefore i6go. A dati. Mary h. 1688; m. Rev. Jeremiah Wise. 
Widow Sarah Shipway MI. before 1695 Hon. Win. Redford. (Me. Hist. 
Coll. V. 438.) He was Register of Deeds in N. H. 1693-7, Dep. Sec'y 
1695-7 'Hid Capt. of militia. Sarah Redford d. 16 May 1695, aged 29, as her 
tombstone in the Point of Graves cemetery declares. Win. Redford 
seems to have died about 1697. leaving a widow Elizabeth, who in. 10 
July 1701 Richard Wibird. Senr., of Portsmouth. Hannah Redford, prob. 
dau. of Win. and Sarah (Frost) Redford ^m. John Waimvright 30 April 

ABICAM. b. 10 May 1685 (1668) ; m. Joshua Fryer of Newcastle, N. H. 
(2) Win. Moody of Newburyport 30 Dec. 1714. 

LYDIA b. 30 Nov. 1686 (1674): m. 1692, Benj. Pierce of Newbury, 
Mass., (2) 13 May 1716 John Grtvnleaf of Salisbury, Mass. She died 13 
May 1752, "aged 78." 

Eu/Ai'.KTH b. 4 July 1688 (1683) ; d. 21 May 1696, "in the I4th year of 
her age," (Inscription at Point of Graves.) 

MEH ITAUI.K b. 4 Jan. 1690 (1670) ; m. 5 Jan. 1698-9 Thomas Pierce of 

3. Capt. John Frost married ( i ) 1668, Mehitable - , 
(2) about 1680, Alary Davis. His estate was appraised April 
1687. \Yife Mary was administratrix. 

JOHN b. 9 Jan. 1669: died young. 

MEHITAI'.I.K 1). 15 July 1671 ; m. 3 Aug. 1689 Thomas Lincoln, after- 
wards of llingham, Mass. 

ELI/ A HUT H b. 12 July 1677; m. Thomas Short 13 Dec. 1705. 

Children by second marriage: 

JOHN b. 16 May 1681 ; died before 1687. 

CHAKI.KS b. 26 Dec. 1683: died in 1705.* 

MARY b. 22 July 1684. 

*The will of Charles Frost of Boston, cooper, is dated 6 Aug. 1705. It 
names mother Mary Frost, sister Mary and aunt Margaret Davis. Fie had 
a coat-of-anns as follows : "Frost, shield impaled argent, a chevron gules, 
between three trefoils, slipped. Davis, a stag trippant, gold. Crest, a 
head, between sprigs of laurel." See Heraldic Journal Vol. I. p. 117. Bos- 
ton, 1865. 



4. Lieut. Charles Frost married (i) 7 Feb. 1698-9, Sarah, 
dan. of Capt. Simon and Sarah (Gilbert) Wainwright of Haver- 
hill. Mass. She was born 17 July 1682 and died 5 June 1714. 
He m. (2) 25 Xov. 1/14, Jane, dan. of Hon. Robert Eliot and 
widow of Andrew Pepperrell. She died in 1781, aged 97 years. 
Charles Frost died 17 Dec. 1724. He was register and Judge of 
Probate. Deacon in the church. Children by first marriage 
were : 

SARAH b. 6 Nov. 1699; m. Charles Pierce 20 Nov. 1718. 

6. CHARLES b. 21 May 1701 ; m. Sarah Pepperrell. 

MARY 1). 18 Sept. 1702: m. 20 Nov. 1727 Rev. Ward Clark of Kingston, 
N. H. 

ELIZABETH b. 21 Dec. 1703; m. 15 May 1725, Daniel Pierce of New- 
bury. Mass. ; d. 2 Dec. 1729. 

7. JOHX b. 9 Feb. 1704-5 ; m. Tabitha Nowell. 

8. SIMON b. 8 March 1705-6: m. Mrs. Mercy (Sewall) Harmon. 
ABIGAIL b. 10 Nov. 1707; d. 6 Jan. 1708. 

MEHITABI.E b. 23 Dec. 1709; d. 20 March 1710. 

ABIGAIL b. 16 Sept. 1712: m. Thomas Pierce of Newbury, Mass., 8 Feb. 


NICHOLAS b. 21 May 1714; died next day. 

Children by second marriage: 

JANE b. 2 March 1715-6: d. 9 May following. 

ELIOT b. 29 June 1718: m. Miriam Frost, his cousin; d. 8 Jan. 1745. 

JANE b. July 1720: d. 3 July 1721. 

5. Hon. John Frost married, 4 Sept. 1702, Mary daughter of 
William and Margery (Bray) Pepperrell and lived in New 
Castle. X. H. He died 25 Feb. 1732-3. His widow married (2) 
12 Aug. 1745 Rev. Benj. Colman of Boston; (3) 6 Oct. 1748 Rev. 
Benj. Prescott of Danvcrs. She died 18 April 1766 and was 
buried in Danvers. Mass. The children of John Frost were: 

MARJORIE b. i Feb. 1703-4: d. 9 Sept. 1704. 

WILLIAM b. 20 Aug. 1705: m. 24 Nov. 1750 Elizabeth Prescott, 

9. JOHX b. 12 May 1709; m. Sarah Gerrish. 

10. CHARLES 1). 27 Aug. 1710; m. 1738. Joanna Jackson; d. 4 June 1756 in 
Faltnouth. Me. 

MARY b. 19 Aug. 1711 : d. 12 June 1714. 

SARAH 1). 26 Feb. 1714-5: m. 20 Dec. 1732 Rev. John Blunt; (2) Major 
John Hill of Berwick: d. 13 Aug. 17/2. 

AXIIREW P. b. 12 April 1716; d. 1/95. Blind many years. 

JOSEPH 1). 29 Sept. 1717: in. 20 Oct. 1744 Margaret Colton. Lived in 
New Castle. 


AHIGAII. 1). 26 May 1719; d. 30 Jan. 1742. Unm. 

GEORGE h. 26 April 1720; m. (i) Mrs. Richards, (2) Mrs. Margaret 
Smith of Durham. N. H. Four ch. by second wife, George, John, Mary, 
and Martha. He was Representative to Congress and d. 21 June 1796. 

SAMUEL b. 19 Aug. 1721 ; d. 7 Aug. 1722. 

MIRIAM b. 8 Oct. 1722; m. (i) 17 April 1742 her cousin Eliot Frost, (2) 
Alexander Raitt of Kittery. She died 3 June 1807. 

BEXJAMIX b. 15 May 1725; d. 14 Aug. 1726. 

JANE b. 15 May 1725; m. Andrew Watkins. 

DOROTHY b. 2 July 1727: m. Capt. Clifford of Salem, Mass. 

TIMOTHY b. 2 July 1727; m. Hannah Nowell. 


6. Charles Frost married Sarah, daughter o f Andrew and 
Jane (Flint) Pepperrell 12 Sept. 1723. Pie died 10 April 1751. 
She died 24 Jan. 1797, in the SQth year of her age. 

JANE b. 17 July 1/24; m. 24 June 1749 Daniel Raynes of York, 
ir. CHARLES b. 17 Jan. 1725-6: m. Sarah Raynes. 

MARGERY 1). 5 Jan. 1727-8; m. Nathaniel Staples. 

SARAH b. 18 June 1/30: rn. 9 Oct. 1750 Dennis Fernald. 

MARY b. TO Oct. 1735: m. 14 Sept. 1752 Ebcnezer Deering. 

PEPPERREI.L b. 21 June 1737; d. a week later. 

PEPPERRELL 1). 10 April 1738. Ensign. Died in the army 8 Oct. 1760. 

MTRIAM b. 9 May 1743; m. n Oct. 17/0 Joseph Ayers of Portsmouth. 
12. SIMOX b. 21 June 1/45: m. Eunice Furbish. 

ABIGAIL b. 10 Sept. 1/46: m. Daniel Ferguson. York Deeds LI. 40. 

7. John Frost married, 26 March 1747 Tabitha, widow 
of John Xowell and dan. of Samuel and Patience (Bragdon) 
Came of York, Me. She "was horn 14 April [707. Children: 

ELIXAI'.ETII b. 21 Jan. 1747-8. 

JOHX b. J! Oct. 1749: m. 17 Sept. 1771 Elizabeth dan. of John and Sarah 
(Gerrish) Frost. Said to have had 4 ch. 

HAXXAH m. Major John Xowell of York, Me. 

8. Judge Simon Frost married. 20 Feb. 1749-50, Mercy, 
widow of Joseph Harmon and dan. of Samuel and Lydia 
( Storer) Sewall of York. Harvard. 1729. Representative to 
General Court and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He- 
died 3 May 1766. She was born 30 May 1718 and died 16 May 
1817. Children : 

SARAH b. 2\ March 1751: in. 19 May 1769. Rev. Alphctis Spring: d. 4 
Oct. 1815. 

I. vni A b. 20 June 1753. 


MARY b. i May 1755: m. 30 Dec. 1779. Henry Slierburn : d. 19 April 

13. SIMOX b. 7 Aug. 1757: m. 4 Dec. 1777 Jane Emery. 

HANNAH b. 4 May '1760; m. 24 Nov. 1785 Wm. Stacy of York. 

9. John Frost, second son of Hon. John Frost of New 
Castle, born 12 May 1709, married 31 Oct. 1734 Sarah, daughter 
of Timothy and Sarali (Eliot) Gerrish. Died in 1770. 

MARY 1). 3 Oct. 1735: m. Francis Eppes of Danvers, Mass. 

14. JOHN b. 15 Aug. 1738: m. Mary Nowell of York 17 April 1760. 
SARAH 1). 5 Oct. 17.40; m. 19 May 1763 Richard Cults. 

15. TIMOTHY 1). 4 Oct. 1742: m. Hannah Nowell, 14 March 1761. 
ABIGAIL b. i Oct. 1744; m. 15 Oct. 1767 Samuel Leighton. 

16. WILLIAM b. 26 May 1747: in. Elizabeth Randall of Berwick. 

JANE P. b. 10 Sept. 1749; m. 21 Nov. 1771 Col. John Nowell of York. 

ELIZABETH' b. i Feb. 1752; m. 17 Sept. 1771 John Frost. Jr., of York. 

NATHAN IKL b. 2 June 1755; m. Abigail Ferguson 28 Feb. 1785: d. s. p. 
at sea. 

GEORGE P. b. i Jan. 1758: m. Elizabeth Goslin. Settled in Rochester, 
N. Y. Capt. in Rev. Army. d. 8 Feb. 1844. 

10. Charles Frost married (i) Joanna Jackson, (2) Sarah 
Jackson of Kittery. He died 4 Jan. 1756. \Yas Representative 
to General Court from Falmouth (now Portland). His widow 
died in 1796, aged 60. Children were: 

ABIGAIL b. 26 Aug. 1744: m. 20 Oct. 1765 Daniel Eppes: d. March 1825. 
--.WILLIAM b. 20 Aug. 1748; d. 1791. L'nm. 

JANE b. 15 Aug. 1750. L'nm. 

ANDREW PEI-I-EKKELL b. 1752: m. Eleanor Hemmons; d. 1805. Wife d. 
1796. Ch.. Nancy. William, Catherine, Eleanor. Andrew P.. Joseph and 

CHARLES b. 6 July 1/55: m. 20 Oct. 1/82 in York Abigail, dau. of his 
uncle Timothy Frost, b. 8 Sept. 1763 and d. 11 Aug. 1838. He d. 6 April 
1841. Ch.. Joanna b. 7 Jan. 1784, George b. 6 Jan. 1785. Heii'-y b. 10 March 
1789. Charles b. 17 Nov. 1791. William b. 1794. Abigail 1). 7 Nov 1799, 
Eliza b. 22 March 1802. and John b. 12 June 1807. 

ii. Charles Frost, son of Charles, born 17 Jan. 1725-6, 
married 13 March 1749-50 Sarah Rayncs of York, daughter of 
Nathaniel Raynes. He died 24 Feb. 1788. 

17. CHARLES b. 17 July 1/51: m. Martha Scammon. 
iK. NATHANIEL b. 20 Aug. 1754: m. Sarah Ferguson. 


SAKAH l>. 21 June 1/57: m. Ji Oct. 1779 Nathaniel Clark. Jr. She d. 
Feb. 1846. 
19. FI.IOT 1). 2=, Dec. 1760:111. jo July 1786 Jane Clark of Kittery. 

12. Simon Frost, son of Charles, horn 21 June 1745, married 
24 April 1/70 Funice, dan. of Joseph and Flizabeth (Meads) 
Furbish. The following children are recorded. 

JA.NK 1). 31 March 1771 ; in. Ji Dec. 1791 Ehenexer Fryc? 

SARAH h. 24 Dec. 1773: in. 13 June 1795 John Johnson of Berwick? 

MAKY 1>. 2.5 Sept. 1776; in. 8 June 1795 Robert Morrell? 

13. Simon Frost married, 4 Dec. 1777, Jane, dan. of Caleb 
and Jane ( Frost ) Finery. Revolutionary soldier. Died i Oct. 
1803 in P>er\vick. Widow in. Peaslee Morrell of Cornvillc. Me. 

JOSKIMI HAMMOND hapt. Sept. 1780: d. at sea 1805. 

HKXKY ba])t. Oct. 1786; m. Sophia Gilman. Baptist minister. Sons 
John and Alanson 1). 

JAM-: bapt. 12 Sept. 1780; in. Win. Xason of Sanford 29 March 1796. 
LYIHA hapt. 13 March 1785. 
OI.IVKK hapt. 13 Nov. 1788. 

14. (ien. John, son of John and Sarah ((ierrish) Frost, born 
15 An^. 1/38. married 17 April 1760 Mary, dan. of Fbenezer and 
Patience (Hamilton) \o\vell of York. He was Representative, 
Senator, and Councilor. P>rii*.-( ien. in the Revolutionary Army. 
Died at Fliot 10 July 1810. His wife born i June 1743 died 8 
July 1814. 

JOHN h. _'5 Dec. 1760: d. at sea, 1778. I'nni. 
jo. JOSKIMI h. 25 Dec. 17(1-': :n. Mary Sh.apleigh. 

MAKY h. ii Jan. 1/65: m. 10 Jan. 1788 Samuel Jordan of Biddeford. 
d. _'7 Nov. 1797. 

SAKAII h. 23 Feb. 1707: m. ji Oct. 1784 John Swett <>f York: d. 10 
March i8_>8. 

.\\IIKK\V !'. h. 14 .April 1769: d. 4 Feb. 1771. 

(iK.ou<;K 1). 14 April i 709 : d. 8 May 1769. 

NATIIAMKI. b. 22 Jan. 1774: in. Abigail Kimball. Merchant at Ken- 
nebiink. Died 13 Oct. 1817. She died 11 Feb. 1849. aged "^ 

<ii-:oi;K b. 3 Oct. 17/0: in. 19 Feb. 1795 Sarah Bartlett of F.liot. He 
died at sea 1814-5. She died April 1848. aged 75. Ch., John b. 23 Dec. 
I7<)4. d. ..'8 (an. 1801 ; Mary b. i April 1797. d. young: Sarah Shapleigh b. 
4 July 1800. d. young: Charles C. b. (> March 1805. d. at age of _'i : Dorcas 
lluhbanl b. 30 June 1807. m. IVni. T. Tredick and d. in 1891 : Catherine b. 
3 March 1812 and is living in Newburyport, Mass. 

TIMOTHY b. 3 Dec. 1778: in. 14 July 180!) Susan Coffin. Merchant in 


WILLIAM b. 3 Aug. 1781 ; m. 1805, Elizabeth W. Keating of York.) 

Physician. Died in Cuba 6 May 1823. One dau. Sally W. who m. 12 

Nov. 1827 Stephen Morton of Portland, Me. 

MERCY PRESCOTT b. 10 April 1784: m. n July 1802 Edmund Kimball : d. 
September 1823. 

15. Timothy, son of John Frost, born 4 Oct. 1740, married 3 
March 1761, Hannah, dau. of Ebenezer and Patience (Hamilton) 
Nowell. Was Clerk of Courts many years. She was born 29 
May 1745. Children: 

HAXXAH b. 6 Sept. 1761 ; m. Wilson of Falmonth, Me. 
ABIGAIL b. 18 Sept. 1763; m. Charles Frost, Esq., of Portland. Me. 
TIMOTHY b. 9 Nov. 1765; d. young. 

WILLIAM PEPPERRELL b. 2 March 1768; m. 4 Aug. 1793 Mary Cutts. d. 
s. p. 

1 6. William, son of John Frost, born 26 May 1747, married 
Elizabeth, dau. of Eliphalet Randall of Berwick. He was a Com- 
missary in the Revolutionary Army, Register of Deeds and County 
Treasurer. Died 2 June 1827; she died I Oct. 1837. Lived in 

GEORGE b. 20 Jan. I//6; d. in infancy. 
ELIZABETH b. 21 Nov. 1780; unm. 
SOPHIA b. 15 April 1782. Unm. 

ISAAC b. 17 Jan. 1785; m. and lived in New Hampshire. 
JACOB 1). 17 Jan. 1785. Lived among the Shakers. 
SALLY b. 31 March 1/87: m. Noule Young. 
LYIIIA b. 31 March 1787. Joined the Shakers. 
POLLY b. 24 Feb. 1789; d. young. 
SAHRA 1). ii Feb. 1793. Joined the Shakers. 

JOHN GEORGE b. 15 Sept. 1/94: m. 3 Sept. 1819 Olivia Hodsdon of 

WILLIAM PEIM-ERRELL b. 22 April 1796. 
CHARLES 1). 2 March 1799: d. 10 May 1803. 
Lrcv b. 28 Jan. 1790: d. unm. 
NANCY b. 12 Sept. 1791. Joined the Shakers. 

SIXTH G K x i-:i< ATIOX. 

17. Charles, son of Charles and Sarah ( Raynes) Frost, born 
17 Inly 1751. married 28 Xov. 1780. Martha, dau. of Humphrey 
Scammon ; I 2 ) 2 Dec. 1810, Sarah Johnson, lie died i Jan. 1822. 

SARAH b. 6 Sept. 1781. Unm. 

SAM TEL b. 2- Oct. 1782: m. 11 Oct. 1806 Sally Ferguson; d. 1850. 
Liv<-d in I)ixmnt, Me. 


NICHOLAS SCAMMON 1>. 7 May 1795: m. Hannah Hutchings; d. 1838 in 
Saco, Me. 

18. Nathaniel, son of Charles and Sarah (Raynes) Frost, 
horn 25 Am;'. 1/54. married 13 March 1785, Sarah, dan. of Daniel 
and Sarah ( Frost) Ferguson. lie died 17 March 1829; his wife, 
born 12 May 1/65, died 3 Oct. 1846. Children were: 

JOHN 1). <) Sept. 1785: m. Jane Graham. Int. Rec. i Aug. 18.35. Ch., 
Nathaniel, Fli/abeth, John, and Caroline. 

NAUUY 1). 17 Jan. 1788; d. 14 Aug. 1841. Unm. 

BKTSKV 1). 14 March 1790: in. Nathaniel Clark 27 Nov. 1811. She died 
28 May 1855. 

FKANCIS 1>. i June 1792; in. Int. Rec. 24 Sept. 1837. Sarah Raitt ; d. 13 
April 1850. Wife d. 25 Sept. 1876. One ch.. Octavia. 

21. NATIIAMKI. h. 30 Sept. 1794; in. Hannah Furbish 25 Jan. 1821. 
CHARI.KS 1>. 12 Feb. 1797; m. Wealthy Smith. Ch., Mary, Francis, 

Charles and .Albert. 

SARAH h. 30 March 1800; d. 26 Nov. 1812. 

JAMES b. 24 Oct. 1802; in. Louisa Joy; d. it Aug. 1868. Ch . Sarah 
and William. The last drowned when a boy. 

22. JOSHTA b. 31 May 1807; in. Catherine Paul. 
WII.I.IAM b. 26 June 1810: d. 19 Aug. 1811. 

19. Flint, son of Charles and Sarah (Raynes) Frost, horn 25 
Dec. 1/60. m. 20 July 1786, Jane Clark, who was horn 22 Aug. 
1770 and died 22 Dec. 1844. She was datt. of Thomas and Jenny 
(Lang) Clark of Rye, X. 11., and Kittery. lie died 15 Jan. 1849. 
Children were : 

PKITKHKKU. b. 14 Sept. 1787; died at sea, aged 21. 

MARY b. 17 April 1/89; in. Joshua Johnson of Kittery to Oct. 1810? 

SrsA.v b. 14 Nov. 1790: died young. 

SARAH b. 13 Sept. 1792: in. Nicholas Scammon 17 April 1814. 

JAXK b. 5 March 1/95; m. George Doore of Milton 7 May 1820. 

KI.IOT b. 28 Aug. 1707: died young. 

ISAAC b. 17 March 1800; in. Judith Odiorne I Feb. 1838. Ch.. -Charlotte 
(). b. 2~ May 1841. m. Horace Flanders: and John Albert b. 30 June 1843. 

JOHN b. 7 July 1820: in. Mary Ann Seavey : d. 6 Aug. 1895. Ch.. John 
b. d June 1832. d. 14 Sept. 1835: Louisa in. Win. Raitt: Sarah J. m. Theo- 
dore Perkins: and Caroline in. (i) - - Peckham, (2) - - Good- 

STSAN b. 25 Sept. 1804; in. Joel Moore of York 27 March 1825. 

CATHKRINK b. 2(1 April 1808; in. I'elatiah Moore. 

23. JOSIICA I). 14 March 1810: m. (i) Betsey Raitt, (2) Mary Cashnian. 
RACHKI. b. 18 June 1812: m. Reynald Fcrnald 23 March 1842. 


20. Major Joseph Frost married, 5 Oct. 1788, Mary. clan, of 
Capt. Dependence and Catherine (Leighton) Shapleigh. Children 
were : 

JOHN b. ii July 1/89; d. 5 Oct. 1795. 

24. JOSEPH 1). 17 May 1791; in. Dorcas C. Bartlett. (2) Margaret Dennett. 
MARY JORDAN 1>. 3 March 1793: m. Joseph Paul of York, 5 Dec. 1814. 

She d. 9 Feb. 1844. He d. u July 1837. 

25. DEPENDENCE h. 31 Dec. 1795; m. Jemima Goodwin of Eliot. 
SARAH h. 31 Aug. 1803: m. Joseph Hammond 7 Dec. 1820. 


21. Xathaniel Frost married, 25 March 1821, Hannah, dau. 
of Stephen and Catherine (Hill) Furbish. He died 9 June 1848, 
She was born 17 April 1801 and died 15 July 1881. 

FRANCIS CHARLES h. 18 Oct. 1822: d. 7 Nov. 1844. 

\\'M. Kim i\ h. 10 May 1825: d. 11 Oct. 1844. 

(JEO. WASHINGTON h. 8 Oct. 1827: m. Emma E. Sumpter. 4 March 
1852, at Richmond. Ya. 

KVKI.IX PEARSON h. 3 July 1830; d. 3 Nov. 1845. 

JOSEPH SAM TEL h. 17 Sept. 1833: m. Clara Bartlett 28 Feb. 18-7. 

AP.EL XATHANIEL b. 19 Jan. 1840; m. Emma Preston i Jan. i8r-; d. 
27 Jan. 1888. 

22. Joshua Frost married, 24 March 1833, Catherine Shap- 
lei^h Paul. He died 4 Feb. 1893. She was born 13 Dec. 1810 
and died 13 April KJOO. Children were: 

XATHANIEL b. 30 May 1834. Friday: m. 27 Aug. 18(15 Olive J. Emery. 
Ch.. Xellie O.. Chester E., and Georgie E. 

ALICE JA\E b. 26 Jan. 1836. Tuesday: d. 6 April 1890. 

EI.LEN MARIA b. 8 Jan. 1838. Monday: d. 4 Sept. 1859. 

MOSES ALISERT b. 25 Jan. 1840, Saturday. 

GEORGE MELVILLE b. 27 April 1843. Thursday: m. Asenath M. Ober 9 
Oct. 1873: d. s. p. 20 June 1898. See page 258. 

CATHERINE ArcrsTA b. 27 Feb. 1845. Thursday: d. 25 Oct. 1847. 

CHARLES FRANKLIN b. 16 July 1850. Tuesday; d. 8 Feb. 1851. 

1C MM A PRISCILLA b. 10 April 1852. Saturday. 

23. Joshua Frost married ( i ) lletsev G., dau. of John and 
Sally (Goodwin) Raitt, (2) Mary Cushman. He died 13 Aug. 
i86(). ( 'hildren were : 

ALEXANDER R. 1). 25 Xov. 1832: d. Xov. 1898. Twice married. Chelsea, 

THOM\S 1'. b. 19 Xov. 1835: d. 17 April 1837. 
E.MII.Y W. b. 23 Xov. 1837: d. 29 July 1850. 


JOSHI-A 1). 18 Jan. 1839; d. 2 Feb. 1839. 

GKORGK A. b. 2 April 1841 ; m. Emily Darling. Lived in Arlington, 
Mass. Ten cb., of wbom all but three died young. 

AKAHKI.I.A b. 14 Jan. 184.3; d. 5 March 1849. 

SAKAII K. b. 24 Sept. 1844; d. 23 Sept. 1847. 

CHARI.KS II. b. 8 May 1848; d. n May 1848. 

Joii.v K. b. 2\ \ov. 1849; m. Annie Tebbetts. Res., Berwick. Ch., 
Klmer F. and (irace L. 

T \vi\s 1). 9 Jan. 1853; d. same day. 

Children by second marriage : 

IDA A. b. 15 Nov. 1860: m. \V. X. Paul 15 March 1876. 

WILLIAM J. b. 21 Oct. 1862: m. Nellie Chapman. 5 ch. Lynn, Mass. 

KDWARD F. b. 18 Sept. 1865; d. 4 June 1884. 

CHARI.KS P. b. 25 April 1867; m. Flma B. Garland 10 Nov. 1887. Son 
Edward L. b. n May 1889. 

24. Joseph Frost married, (i) 19 Xov. 1811, Dorcas Cutts 
Ilartlett. dau. of Capt. Daniel and Sarah ( Cntts ) P>artlett, (2) 
10. Xov. 1828 Margaret Dennett. lie died 14 Aug. 1880. 

SARAH Crrrs b. 23 Aug. 1812; m. 24 Sept. 1835 Isaiah Hanscom ; d. 24 
Jan. 1865. 

MARY FI.IZAIIKTH b. i April 1814: m. 6 June 1832 William L. Kennard; 
d. 14 Jan. 18/9. 

JosKi'ii WILLIAM 1). 23 Feb. 1816; m. 16 Jan. 1850 Cornelia Nelson; d. 
April 1802. Ch.. Sarah, Lixxie. Avolyn and Joseph. 

Avoi.vx SHU ALL b. 12 Sept. 1818: m. 20 July 1858 Edward H. Delano; 
d. 12 Sept. 1875. 

DORCAS P>. \RTLKTT b. 7 Sept. 1 82 1 : m. 4 Dec. 1845 Mark F. Goodwin. 

JOHN b. 8 Jan. 1824: d. 2 Sept. 1828. 

GKO. P>. \RTLKTT b. 31 Dec. 1825: d. 12 April 1851. Unm. 

II \\N.\H SiiAi'i.KioH b. i -Sept. 1827: d. i May 1829. 

Children by second marriage: 
2(>. JOHN D. b. 5 July 1831 ; m. Lucy J. Knowlton. 

CIIAKI.KS C. b. 22 Jan. 1833: d. d March 1837. 

!!KNRV MAKTV.V b. 29 Dec. 1836. 

25. Dependence Frost married, KJ I ; el>. 1822, Jemima L.. dan. 
of ('apt. Flisha (loodwin of ICliot, who was horn 3 Dec. i/"90- 
Children \\~ere : 

I-'i.isiiA \YHIDDF.N b. KJ June iS_ - 4: d. at sea about 1847. 

SARAH MAKIA 1). iS Dec. 1825. 

Ji'SKi'H DKI-KXHKNCK b. n Jan. 1828. 

MARV JANK b. 29 March 1830. 

A vol. i \K S. b. 13 April 1834. 

DOKCAS T. b. 2 I'eb. 1838. 

F.i.i/.Ai'.KTii b. 18 April 1844. 



26. John Dennett Frost graduated at Bowcloin College in 
1858, married, 14 Nov. 1859. Lucy J., dau. of James and Isabel S. 
(Tobey) Knowlton. He died 17 Dec. 1894. Children: 

EVAXGELIXE b. 14 Dec. 1862: d. 2 Xov. 1885. 

WAITER L. 1>. 22 Dec. 1865 : in. Emma B. Gould 24 May 1894. Ch., 
Dorothy K. b. 18 Aug. 1897. and Ruth W. b. 28 March 1890. 

CI.AREXCE D. b. 15 Sept. 1869: m. Florence Emery 13 Dec. 1890 Ch., 
Evangeline b. 25 Xov. 1891. Dennett b. 29 March 1897, and Geo. Eliot b. 
21 Sept. 1899. 

JOHX Einvix b. ii April 1874. 



In 1662 Xicholas Frost came from Bristol, Eng.. and lived as 
an apprentice with Francis Littlefield, Senior, of Wells. He took 
the oath of fidelity in 1669. His wife was Mary, sister to Edward 
Small. She deposed, 16 June 16/7, that she was then twenty-one 
years of age or thereabouts. This Xicholas Frost is called the 
''beaver trader." His name appears several times in the Court 
Records. He and wife Mary sold, in 1674, land on both sides of 
Salmon Falls Brook and bought land in what 'is now upper Eliot. 
In a letter of Ichabod Plaisted to Capt. John Hill it is said that 
"Nicholas Frost's wife ar.d two children" were carried away by 
Indians 8 June 1693. Xicholas himself was captured about the 
same time and was reported as "drowned" in 1698. At this last 
date his wife was licensed to keep a public house of enertainment. 
In 1707 she was marie administratrix of her husband X'icholas 
Frost's estate, "late of Kittery. deceased." and Samuel Small was 
one of the sureties. Administration was granted. 26 Xov. 1712, 
to "Bartholomew Frost, son of Xicholas Frost, late of Kittery, 
yeoman, decease. 1." It is evident that Mary had died. It is also 
evident from York Deeds. Hook VI 1 1.. Fol. 123-4. that Xicholas 
Frost had six children living in 1715. That Xicholas and Mary 
were his children is proved bevond a question by a court record. 
Children : 

XICIKH.AS m. after 1700. Dorothy Mendum. 
MARY, mentioned in i(x)i : proh. died young. 

I'lARTiioi.oM K\\ . witne-^ed a deed in 1708. He and wife Hannah sold 
land in 1718. He died about 1 723. and hi-; widow in. \> Jan. 1723-4. David 


Clark. Children : Sarah m. prob. Samuel Dennett, 14 Oct. 1746. York 
Deeds, XXXVI 182. Mercy in. John Lord, tcrtius, of Berwick. Pub. 2 
Dec. 1738. York Deeds, XXXIX. 211. Mary in. prob. John Jones of 
Scarborough 16 Feb. 1761. York Deeds, XXXIX. 63. 

ELEANOR in. 28 Feb. 1711-12, Daniel, son of William Sayer of Wells. 
Ch., John b. 2 March 1712-3; Mary 1). 13 July 1714; David b. 18 Dec. 1715; 
Jonathan b. 6 April 1716 d. March 1721; Sarah b. 26 July 1719; and 
Stephen b. 26 Feb. 1721. 

MARGARET in. 18 Oct. 1708. William Merryfield. 

KATHARINE in. Israel Young. 

ELIZABETH in. 4 March 1708-9. John Richardson. 

Nicholas, son of Nicholas and Alary (Small) Frost, married 
Dorothy, dan. of Jonathan and Alary Alendnm. He was a 
mariner. Bought a house in Portsmouth, 10 Dec. 1707. He and 
wife Dorothy were hapt. in Portsmouth 19 Sept. 1708. She died 
not earlier than June 1713, and he married, 3 Dec. 1714, Sarah 
Huntress. He died about 1718, and his widow married Thomas 
Darling, who soon removed to that part of Dover, N. H.. which 
is now Lee. Nicholas Frost left two children : 

NATHANIEL bapt. 15 April 1711 : in. Elizabeth . Ch.. Nicholas, 
Nathaniel, and Winthrop. The last in. Sarah Tuttle and had five children. 

JOHN, shipwright of Portsmouth in 1739. living in 1752: prob. m. II 
Nov. 1739 Elizabeth Whidden of Portsmouth. 

Cf. Items of Ancestry by Mrs. Ida M. Robinson, pp. 8-13. 


George Frost lived at Winter Harbor, Saco. and was appraiser 
of the estate of Richard Williams in 1635. He served on the 
grand jury in 1640. Nothing more is known of him, but the fact 
that several Frosts appear in his vicinity a generation later, that 
can not be traced to any other ancestor, warrants the belief that 
he was the father of the following. Goody Frost was assigned to 
a pew in the church at Winter I Farbor next to the pew of Goody 
Wakefield. 22 Sept. 1666. 

rt Booth of Saco. who was born in 

Enfielcl. Conn., and she d. in 1668 

i. John Frost of York, fisherman, received grants of land in 
3 and 1669. He was killed by Indians. His estate was divided 


14 Xov. 1678. between widow Rose, sons John and Philip, and 
daughter Annis, wife of Alexander Maxwell. Administration 
granted to John and Philip on estate of their father, 2 July 1677. 

JOHN m. 1674, Sarah daughter of Roger Kelly of the Isles of Shoals. 
(X. H. Ct. Rec. III. 3/6.) He died in 1718 at Star Island, leaving widow 
Sarah, and children: Joint, presented at Court in 1707 for "ahusing his 
grandfather Roger Kelly." John Frost of Wells, mariner, and wife Abi- 
gail sold house and an acre of land in Wells in 1757. Samuel m. Ann. dau. 
of Edward Gate. They lived in Newcastle in 1723. Feb. 10, 1755, Jane 
Frost of Portsmouth sold to Samuel Frost, minor, nine acres, originally 
a part of the estate of her grandfather. Edward Gate of Portsmouth, 
deceased. Ithamar, left a daughter and only heir, who m. Arthur Ran- 
dall of Gosport, X. H. Mary m. William Fox. 

PHII.H' m. before 1677 Mrs. Martha Rankin. ncc Merry. She had m. 
Andrew Rankin 4 Dec. 1667 and had a son, Joseph Rankin. who was 
apprenticed in 1677 to Rev. Shubael Dummer of York. Philip Frost died 
about 1693. A dau.. Annis. in. William Shaw of York and has many 

Axxis m. Alexander Maxwell before 1678. 

2. \Yilliam Frost witnessed a deed at \Yinter Harbor in 1667 
and bought land in Saco of William Phillips in 1673. It may 
have been he who had a grant of land on Crooked Lane, in Kit- 
tery. in 1658. The Indian \Yar drove him to Salem, Mass., where 
he was living, 1675-9. William Frost, cordwaine'', of Salem, 
bought land in Wells. Me., in 1679, and had various grants and 
mill privileges in Wells till 1690. His estate was administered in 
1690 by Israel Harden, and William Frost, Jr., was bondsman. 
Roger Hill wrote to his wife, 7 May 1690, "The Indians have 
killed Goodman Frost and James Littlefield and carried away 
Xathaniel Frost and burnt several houses here in Wells.'' Wil- 
liam Frost married Mary, dau. of John and Elizabeth (Littlefield) 
Wakefield, granddaugher of Edmund and Annis Littlefield. 
Children were: 

WIU.IAM m. (i) Rachel - and bad a daughter born in Wells 30 
Sept. 1695. (2) 5 April 1706, Elizabeth Searle in Salem. Mass.; d. in 
Sale-Hi 23 Sept. 1721. Cli. recorded in Salem: Benjamin b. 24 June 1/07; 
Elizabeth b. 22 Aug. 1708. m. John Brown: Benjamin b. 24 Sept. 1710: 
Hannah b. 4 July 1712. m. John Prince; Mary b. 2 Dec. 1/14: William b. 
4 Oct. 1/15: Lydia b. 22 May 1717. m. William Cook. 

XATII . \XIKI . captured by Indians in 1690. 

EI.I/AHKTM ? m. in York, 8 Xov. 1698 Daniel Dill. 

MARY b. 'it Salem 31-5-1077. 


AHICAII. ? m. in Sak-m, 14 Jan. 1702-3, Samuel Upton. 

3. JA.MKS m. ( i ) i July 1696 Hannah Wooclin in Wells, (2) Margaret 

3. The last named James Frost can not be classified except 
as the son of William, though no direct proof has been found. 
The names of his children indicate such relationship, and such is 
the tradition of his descendants. He married, 15 May 1707-8, 
Margaret, dan. of William and Deliverance (Taylor) Goodwin 
and lived in South Berwick. J le was a planter and owner of a 
mill. Uoth were members of the Congregational Church. His 
will, made in 1/44. was probated 4 July 1748. Children bapt. at 
South I'erwick. 

4. JA.MKS 1>. 5 Xov. 1707: in. Sarah Nason. 

5. WII.UAM Ii. 15 Feb. 1710: m. Love Butler. 

6. XATHAXIEI. b. 14 Aug. 1713: m. Elizabeth - 

Jonx bapt. 22 Oct. 1716: went to Nova Scotia. 
7. STEPHEN" bapt. \2 April 1819; m. Lucy- . 

MAKV bapt. 29 Sept. 1723: m. .Major Charles Gerrish. See Hist, of 
Durham. Me. 

JEKEMIAH bapt. 24 Dec. 1725; in. Miriam Harding. Went to Nova 

JANE bapt. 10 May 1728; m. Caleb Emery 10 March 1747 

MARGARET bapt. 13 July 1730; m. Win. Haskell 18 June 1752. 


4. James Frost married, 25 Dec. 1721). Sarah, dau. of Jona- 
than an.'! Adah (Morrell) Xason. Their children were baptized 
at South llerwick. 

JOSEPH ba|)t. 3 Sept. 1/32: died young. 

JAMES bant. 3 Sept. 1732: died young. 

SARAH bapt. 23 Jan. 1734-5: died young. 

SARAH hapt. 30 May 1736. 

JOSEPH bapt. 18 June 1738. 

M \KV hapt. 15 June 1740. 

JAMES bapt. o Sept. 1744. 

SIMON hapt. 22 Sept. 1747. 

JKRI.M i \i: bapt. o April 1740. 

JEKTSHA bapt. 10 Xov. 1752. 

Ti x XV bapt. 24 June 1750. 


5. William Frost married Love, clau. of Thomas and Eliza- 
beth (Abbot) Butler. See York Deeds XXXVII. 147. The fol- 
lowing children were baptized at Blackberry Hill, Berwick : 

WILLIAM bapt. 30 May 1733. Ch.. Wm., Benj.. James. George. John, 
Mary Lord and Hannah Lord. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 29 Sept. 1734. See___Hist. of Sanford, p. 448. 
^ MOSES bapt. 27 March 1736-7; m. Sarah - . Ch.. "Moses, William, 
Nathaniel. Benjamin. Aaron. Nehemiah, Lydia, Dominions, Betsey, 
Thomas and others. 

/ JAMES bapt. 6 May 1739; m. 24 Sept. 1767 Love Wingate, (2) Mrs. 
Eleanor Chapman of Falmouth, Jan. 1778. His first wife, born 15 July 
1750. died 15 Oct. 1776. He died 22 July 1798 in Falmouth. Ch. by first 
marriage. Wingate. Dorothy and Love. 

LOVE bapt. 5 April 1741 ; m. 30 Dec. 1766 Bryant Morton of Gorham, 

THOMAS born 17 July 1/44; m. Margaret Warren. Died in May 1775. 
Ch.. Mose< b. 22 June 1766: Susan b. 28 April 1770; Mary b. 25 Feb. 1772; 
James b. I Nov. 17/4. all recorded in Berwick. 

ELIOT bapt. 3 May 1747: m. Sarah Bagley. 

ICHABOD bapt. 14 July 1751: m. (i) Susanna - (2) Mary - . 
He lived in Durham. North Yarmouth, and Boston. Two children were 
recorded in Durham. Me.. George b. 4 March 1774. and Amos Adams b. 
20 Feb. 1778. 

AHKAHAM bapt. I Oct. 1/53: m. 30 Sept. 1786 Anna Shorey of Kittery. 
Died in Lisbon. Me., in 1836. 

ISAAC m. 12 Jan. 1779 Abigail Clark of Kittery. He and family are 
said to have joined the Shakers at Alfred, Me. Ch.. William b. 20 July 
1792. I-aac 1). i April 17 94, Mary b. 1796, Nathaniel b. 1798. 

PHINEAS m. Margaret Gerrish. Lived in Durham and Freeport. Me. 
Ten children are recorded in Freeport. See Hist, of Durham, p. 186. 

6. Xathaniel Frost married Elizabeth - . lie lived in 
Falmouth and (lorham. Me. See Hist, of Gorham. He died 
about 1763. His wife died about 1768. 

Ai:H,.\n. ' ; >. about 1/41 : m. James Mosher Dec. 1758. 

BKN.IAMIN b. about 1742: in. Susanna Frost; pub. 24 June 1/65. 

DAVID b. about 1744: in. Mary Johnson: pub. 10 April 1766. See Hist. 
of Norway. Me. 

PKTKK b. .'.bout 1/40: m. Margaret . 

N.\TM.\M'-:i. 1). about 1748: m. Polly Berry 3 June 1780. (2) Sally Brown 
of Falmouth 16 June 17X7: (3) Mrs. Rebecca Higgins of Standish 3 Oct. 

ENOCH b. about 1750: m. Alice Davi> 24 April !7<So. 

Ei.i/Ai'.KTH b. about 1752: m. Benj. Adam.-. 26 Nov. r/~S. (2) Charles 

HANNAH b. about 1754; m - Joshua Adam-; 3 Feb. 1775. 


7. Stephen Frost married Lucy . He died about 

1759. His widow married, 6 May 1770, Thomas Jellison. 

BENJAMIN- bapt. 14 Oct. 1743; m. u Nov. 1787 Nancy Achibald? 
JAMES bapt. 20 Oct. 1749. Unknown. 
(IiDKox bapt. 23 June 1745. 

MARK bapt. 20 Oct. 1749; m. 25 Sept. 1770 Hannah Ilcrsom. Rev. 
soldier. Lived in Lebanon and Belgrade. Died in Belgrade 5 Oct. 1835. 
MARGARET bapt. 20 Aug. 1751 ; m. John Hersom 29 Dec. 1770? 
HAXNAH born 1753; in. Samuel Jones I April 1771? 
CAI.EI: born 1756. 
JACOB born 1758. 


Eliot, son of William and Love (Butler) Frost, married 28 
July 1/74. in Salisbury, Mass., Sarah Bagley, probably dau. of 
Thomas and Ruth (Webster). lie settled in Sanford, where he 
died 3 Jan. 1740, aged 92 years, 9 months 4 days. His children 
were : 

THOMAS BAGLEY b. in Berwick 13 Jan. 1776; d. 21 Aug. 177.7. 

RTTH 1). 6 March 1778 in Berwick. 

SARAH b. TO Jan. 1780 in Berwick. 

EI.TOT b. 28 Jan. 1782 in Sanford. 

THOMAS b. 14 May 1784. 

KI.I/AHETH: b. 15 May 1786. 

\Yll.l.lAM b. 23 Sept. 1788. 

LOVE b. 29 Oct. 1791. 

Kxocn 1). 22 July 1/94. 

JAMES b. 28 Oct. 1796. 

DOLLY b. 30 Oct. 1799. 

LOVE b. . 


In all of the several Frost families the name sometimes appears 
in court records and deeds as Fost. John Fost was in Dover in 
1665 and was a iumnan {111067-9, i<->7 r - an( l 1688. lie married 
Marv, dau. of William Chadbourne, and she is mentioned in 
Humphrey Chadbourne's will, 1667. He may have married (2) 
Sarah ( iosse i =; Aug. 1688. 


John Fost. perhaps son of the above, made his will 17 Dec. 
1699. which was probated 17 April 1700. It names wife Eliza- 
beth and following" children : 

WILLIAM 1). ii March 167,3. See below. 

MARY in. James Warren, Jr.. about 1692. 

HUMI-HKKV m. Catharine - . Widow Catharine Frost sold, 16 
Nov. 1761. ten acres granted to her husband in 1734. in Somersworth, 
X. H. Tate says she d. in Dover, 14 March 1776. 




SAM TEL. under age. 

William Fost, named above, married Margery, dau. of 
Xathan Lord, about 1692. A William Foss married. 26 April 
1703. Sarah, widow of Xathaniel Heard of Dover and had dau. 
Lydia born 7 Jan. 1705. A Lydia Fost married Peter Grant 24 
Feb. 1717. and this is the only Lydia Post I can find. She was 
then but a trifle over twelve years of age, yet such a marriage is not 
impossible. \Yilliam Fost or Frost is mentioned in Dover ( Rol- 
linsford ) in 1704. 1716 and 1732. Jan. 15, 1735, John YValdron 
of Dover, and Mary, his wife, Joseph Conner of Dover, and Sarah, 
his wife. James Richards of Dover, and Margery, his wife, and 
Benjamin Frost of Rochester, quit-claim to Benjamin Lord of 
1'erwick all right to estate of Abraham Lord and William Lord of 
Berwick. York Deeds. XYTII. 185. June 9, 1737. William 
Frost of Portsmouth, mariner, made a similar quit-claim. The 
children, then, of William and Margery (Lord) Frost were: 

W ii. i.i AM in. Elizabeth Snell of Portsmouth, i June 1716. He is called 
"William ff<>ss formerly of Xichawannock. now of Portsmouth." 
MARY m. John Waldron of Dover. 
SARAH m. Joseph Conner of Dover. 
MARIIF.KY m. James Richards of Dover. 
BF.X.IAMIX in. Ann Hodsdon. 

William Frost bought forty acres of James Stackpole in what 
is now Rollinsfnrd. in 1714. and sold the same to Benjamin Hoeg 
2 Oct. 1721. This was perhaps the one who married Flizabeth 
Snell. He returned from Portsmouth to Dover and, 13 Dec. 1741, 
William and Flizabeth Frost, his wife, of Dover, sold to (iiles 
Si-ward half of a house with small piece of land in Portsmouth. 
In these deeds the name is written fforst and Frost. The estate 


of William Frost' of Dover was appraised 29 June 1764, and 
William Frost was administrator, lie is called Frost in the 
inventory and Foss in the administration. 

It was, doubtless, the last named ''William Frost who married 
Mary, widow of JJenjamin Hanson. June 18, 1/39, William Forst 
and \vife Marv sold to Amos Main land in Rochester, which was 
granted to William Forst. Benjamin F<)rst and Samuel Alley. 
Children : 

MARY 1>. _>4 June i/jS; m. Oct. 1751, Samuel Ricker of Somersworth? 
CH AUBoruxK h. _>o .March 1731. 
DA.MF.I. hapt. _>d Aug. 1733. 

LYDIA l>a])t. 14 May 1738. 

Uenjamin Forst married in Xewington, 2 Feb. 1735, Ann 
Hodgdon. Lived at Rochester, X. H. \\"ill. 22 March 1775-20 
June 1787. Children; all named in will: 

MARY hapt. 13 Jan. 1736. 

DANIKI. hapt. i April 1/40. 

JOHN hapt. 18 Sept. 1743. 

HKN.IAMIN hapt. 7 April 1/45: m. Judith \Yhitehouse 19 Dec. 1780' 

SARAH hapt. 5 July 1747. 

Si'SAX hapt. ti June 1741): horn same day. 

LYDIA hapt. () Dec. 1750. 

SAM ri-:i.. 




: Thc following were hapt. in Dover. Whether they were children of 
Humphrey and Catherine Forst or of William and Flizaheth ( Snell ) Frost 
is not determined. Humphrey hapt. 3 July 1720: Benjamin hapt. 31 July 
1 7_>5 : William hapt. 22 Aug. 17-25: Margery and Lydia hapt .4 April 1725. 
The will of Philip Stackpole of Somersworth. 1761. names dan. Lydia 
Frost. The will of William Frost of Dover. 17X0. names wife Flizaheth 
and ch. John, William. Samuel. Lydia and (jeorge. all under age. Nathan- 
iel Frost, "formerly of Dover now of Durham, laborer," conveyed, 10 May 
1735. to Samuel Chesley his right in commons of Dover, once belonging to 
Nicholas I'mck. All these Forsts. Fosts and Frosts are given here, in 
order that they may not he confused with the Frost families of .Fliot and 
Berwick. S >me of the descendants now write their names Foss. I think 
the original name was Frost and was miscalled Fost and Forst. just as 
the Fliot name sometimes was. 



Samuel Frost of Somersworth married Esther Mason 13 July 
1/72, as Tate says. In 1795 administration of his estate was 
granted to widow Esther. Children : 

ESTHER b. 19 Oct. 1772. Prob. died young. 
ISAAC b. 5 Dec. 1775. 
ESTHER, probably, b. June 1787. Unm. 

GEORGE probably b. 18 April 1783; m. 6 May 1801 Phebe Tibbetts. See 
Hist, of Industry, Me. p. 622. 

Reuben Frost of Berwick married, 19 Nov. 1771, Susanna, 
dau. of Timothy and Mary (Staples) Richardson and lived in 
what is now Eliot. Was a mariner and drowned about 1787. 
Served in the Revolution. Children : 

SALLY bapt. 29 Nov. 1772. 

MARY'bapt. 3 April 1774: m. Henry Nash 16 Sept. 1792. 

KINGMAN bapt. 17 May 1776. 

LUCY bapt. 30 March 1780. 

CALEK bapt. i Sept. 1782: m. 27 Nov. 1805 Polly Ransom, (2) 16 Dec. 
1821 Mrs. Sarah Libby. Son Caleb Strong Frost b. 3 April 1817; m. 1839 
Sarah A. Bracey. 

NATHANIEL bapt. 14 Nov. 1784. 

REUHEN bapt. 30 Sept. 1787; pub. to Eliza Ann Cole 14 April 1833? 
Settled in Boston, Mass. 


Adrian Frye witnessed a deed in 1663, was a witness at Court 
in 1667. had a grant of 100 acres in 1669 and was living just south 
of Sturgeon Creek in 16/4. The place was called "Frye's Point" 
in a deed in 1713. lie married Sarah ('dau. of John White?) In 
1692 they deeded land to son William for maintenance the rest of 
their lives. William was made administrator of his mother's 
estate 22 \<>v. 1709. Adrian had probably died some time before. 
Children : 

i. WILLIAM. See below. 

SARAH m. Nicholas Morrcll in 1695. 

JOAXX\ in. Thomas Mazeet about i/oo. 

F.LI/AUKTH in. James Thompson 3 March 1700-1. 

JOSEPH, aged 15 in 1695. when he was carried captive to Canada. 

ADRIAN m. Mercy Chapman 8 June 1/05. Is referred to as "late of 
Kittery" in 1719. Served as a soldier at Fort William and Mary from 
7 June to 17 July 1708. 


i. William Frye and wife Hannah, who signed a deed in 1718 
and in 1/25. In a deed dated 3 June 1708 he mentions "my 
brother Joseph Hill." He married Hannah, dan. of John and 
Elizabeth ( Strong) Hill. He was living in 1739 and belonged 
with his family to the Society of Friends. 

2. WILLIAM l>. 7 June 1694-5; m. Abigail Varney. 

3. JOHN h. 26 June 1698: m. Elizabeth . - 

4. BE.VJAMIN* b. 9 Nov. 1701 ; m. Sarah Dow. 

5. JOSEPH b. 12 March 1704; m. Susanna Knowlton. 

- b. 3 Sept. 1710. 


2. \Yil1iam Frye married. 15 July 1/25, Abigail, dau. of 
Ebenezcr and Alary (Otis) Yarney of Dover, X. H. She was 
born i i Feb. i6o.() and died 3 March 1766. His will was made I 
April 1771. Lived in Kittery. 

MAKY b. 26 July 1725, d. 1 6 Nov. 1730. 

MARTHA b. 5 Nov. 1726; m. Mussey Goold. 1751-9-28; died in 1765. 
HANNAH b. 6 Dec. 1729; m. Elijah Jenkins, 1751-9-7; d. 4 March 1754. 
JOHN 1). 22 Jan. 1731 ; m. Miriam Wheeler and lived in Bolton, Mass. 
Many descendants. 

6. EUEXEZER I). 30 Aug. 1734. See below. 
MARY b. 7 March 1737-8; m. - - Varney. 
AIHC.AIL b. 26 March 1741; m. Joseph Meader. 1767-6-24. 

3. John Frye married Elizabeth - . He was living in 
1752. The following children are recorded: 

ALICE !). 31 Jan. 1714; pub. to Samuel Getchell 19 March 1/36-7. 
AIUGAII. b. 25 Aug. 1716. 
EI.I/AUETH b. 25 Sept. 1721. 

4. Penjamin I r rye married. 22 Dec. 1732, Sarah, dau. of John 
and Hannah ( Page) Dow of Hampton, X. H. She was born 23 
Oct. 1708 and was a widow in 1776. 

JONATHAN b. 15 Jan. 1733; m. Sarah Moore of K'y 30 Oct. 1757- 
Ri/TH b. Dec. 1735 : d. "'at the age of seven years and seven months 
at Newmarket in Exeter in the time of our tryal there." 

7. ROWLAND b. 9 Dec. 1737: m. Judith Nock. K b. 22 Dec. 1739: m. Timothy Robinson, Jr.. of Dover 6 Jan. 1762 
d. s. p. 

RTTH b. 8 Feb. 1/43: m. Win. Jenkins. Jr.. 24 Aug. 17/2. 


8. SILAS b. 12 June 1746; m. Mary Folsqm. 
JUDITH b. 17 June 1750; d. 14 March 1754. 
JUDITH b. 17 April 1754; m. Stephen Hussey, 1777. 

5. Joseph Frye married, 24 Dec. 1735, Susanna Knowlton. 
He died about 1777 and his will names the following children: 

HANNAH m. Amos Chick 23 Dec. 1782? 


SUSANNA m. Gibson of Wells. 

EBENEZER m. Jane Frost 31 Dec. 1791 ? 

DANIEL m. Eunice Greenough 28 Sept. 1802? 


CATHARINE m. Joseph Jenkins, (2) James Emery, 27 Jan. 1782. 

DAVID, "five shillings if he should return to this country." 


9. TOBIAS m. Grace Remick. 


6. Ebenezer Frye married 4 Nov. 1760, Mary, dau. of Joshua 
and Elizabeth (Estes) Buffum, who died 15 April 1764, (2) 2 
Oct. 1765, Mary Hussey, (3) 30 Jan. 1783, Bathsheba, dau. of 
Ezekiel and Mary (Needham) Allen. He died 28 July 1792, 
Children by first marriage : 

JOSHUA 1). 16 Aug. 1761. Settled in Vassalborotigh, Me. 
ro. EBENEZER b. 12 March 1764; m. 9 Feb. 1786, Joanna, dau. of Peter 

Children by second marriage : 

JOHN b. 4 March 1767: m. Martha Buffum of N. Berwick. 
OBEDIAH b. 6 Aug. 1771 ; went to Fryeburg, Me. 

Children by third marriage. 

ii. DANIEL b. 2 Oct. 1785; m. Jane Smith. 

BENJAMIN m. Jane Furbish of Lebanon. 

EDMUND m. Sally Dixon 17 June 1802. 

WILLIAM in. widow of his brother Edmond. She d. 6 Jan. 1840, 
aged 61. 

ELIZABETH m. Jacob Thayer and lived in Ohio. 

EZEF-CIEL m. Abby Lydston 29 March 1822 d. s. p. 

ABRAHAM, went away and never returned. 

Several others who died young. 


7. Rowland Frye married, 1769, Judith Nock. Children 
were born in Berwick. 

MARY 1>. 1770-8-19; d. 1770-8-27. 

RUTH h. 1771-11-18. 

ROWLAND, twin to Ruth. 

RACHEL, in. Gershom Clark. 

EUNICE h. 1773-12-26; d. 1774-1-3. 

EUNICE h. 1775-4-14. 

MAKY b. 1777-8-8. 

STEPHEN b. 1779-4-30. 

SARAH 1). 1781-5-21. 

JOHN b. 1783-6-16. 

JUDITH b. 1785-7-30. 

BENJAMIN b. 1787-8-10. 

DAVID b. 1790-1-23. 

JAMES b. 1791-12-30. 

ALICE b. 1794-1-20. 

8. Silas Frye married, 1773-4-19, Alary Folsom. Children 
were born in Kittery. His will, dated 21 June 1800, was pro- 
bated 19 March 1805. He was then of Sandwich, N. H. 

HANNAH b. 1774-7-2; ni. John Southwick, Salem, Mass. 

BENJAMIX b. 1776-8-18; d. 1818-10-18 at "Okaloosa." 

ABIGAIL b. 1778-6-25; m. John Nichols. 

JOSHUA b. 1780-8-9. 

JOHN FOI.SOM 1). 1782-8-9. Not named in will. 

ELISHA b. 1786-3-12: d. 1786-11-18. 

ELISHA b. 1789-3-6. 

COMFORT h. 1793-6-5. 

LYDIA b. 1795-5-8. 

9. Tobias Frye married, 8 June 1784, Grace, dau. of William 
Remick. She died 6 July 1847, a^ed 80. Children were : 

MAKY, died 29 July 1862, aged 67. 

PAULINA HAMMOND b. 24 Sept. 1800; m. Oliver Clark 23 Dec. 1821. 

ABIGAIL died 29 July 1852. I'nni. 

12. JAMES P. b. 22 Feb. 1/93; m. 2 May 1822 Abigail F. Varney, b. 17 Aug. 

JOSEPH, died in 1818, aged 26. 

IVOKY m. and lived in Limerick. Me. 


10. Fbene/er Frve married, 9 Feb. 1786. Joanna, dau. of 
Peter Staples. He died 11 April 1854. a^ed 93. Children were : 



MAKY m. David Furbish 20 March 1815. 


EBENEZER E. m. 21 July 1819 Betsey Hanscom, (2) 8 Feb. 1829 
Elizabeth Tucker. Ch. by first marriage, William m. Hannah Deering in 
1845 and Betsey m. Oliver Dennett. 

TOBIAS m. 1829, his cousin Mary Jane Frye, clau. of Edmund. 

11. Daniel Frye married Jane Smith, who was born 14 Dec. 
1788 and died 5 Feb. 1866. He died 21 March 1871. 

OLIVER b. 30 Nov. 1808; m. Nancy Somerby and lived in Portsmouth, 
N. H. 

LOUISA b. 2 July 1810; m. 1835, Wm. Plaisted of York. 

JAMES WM. b. 24 Sept. 1812; m. Lucretia Winslow and lived in 
Bath, Me. 

EDMUND b. 16 Dec. 1814; m. Mary Ann Hoyt and lived in Rochester, 
N. H. 

SARAH SMITH b. 8 May 1816; m. James Benney. 

SAMUEL SMITH b. 8 Dec. 1819; m. Sarah J. Somerby and lived in 

ROHERT SMITH b. 18 April 1822; m. Louisa Webster and lived in Ken- 
nebunk. Me. 

WASHINGTON b. 22 Sept. 1824; d. at age of 34. L T nm. 

GEORGE HENRY b. 4 June 1827. Unm. 

EDWARD FRANKLIN b. 25 Jan. 1830; m. Jane Varney of Lebanon; d. in 
Lynn, Mass. 

JOSHUA HUNTRESS b. 17 Nov. 1832; m. Mary E. Brooks. 

12. James P. Frye married, 2 May 1822, Abigail F. Varney, 
who was born 17 Aii. 1802. Children were : 

MARTHA ANN 1). 27 March 1823: m. Wm. Sargent. 
AMRITTA T. b. 27 July 1825: m. John Leighton. 
ASAHEL WM. b. 10 Oct. 1829. 
HORATIO 13. b. 28 Feb. 1830; m. Cecil Holbrook. 
ALPHONSO G. 1). 18 May 1833; m. Sarah Harvey. 
LEON-IDAS B. b. 25 March 1837; m. Mary Batchlar. 
JOHN R. b. 27 July 1840; m. Kitty Bryant. 
GEORGIAN A 1). 24 Sept. 1844: ( hcd young. 

SIXTH (ii-:.\KK ATIO.V. 

Children of Joshua II. and Mary F. ( I > rooks') Frye. 

CARRIE LUELI.X b. 3 June 1863. 
KDGAK CLINTON b. 25 Dec. 1865. 
MARIETTA b. 14 Jan. 1871. 
F..M MA A. 1). 6 Sept. 1873. 



12 Aug. 1766, in Portsmouth, John Fry and Mary Flagg. 
5 Nov. 1766 in Nevvington, N. H., Jonathan Woodman and Catharine 
Fry of K'y. 

28 Nov. 1813 George Pierce of Portsmouth and Susan Frye. 

i Jan. 1815 John B. Haley of Portsmouth and Sally Frye. 

20 Oct. 1826. in Portsmouth, John B. Haley and Eliza Frye of K'y- 

22 Sept. 1822, in Kittery, William Frye and Sarah Hayden of Eliot. 

19 Sept. 1813 William Hayden and Sarah Frye. 

14 Nov. 1830 Win. H. Peters of Dover and Lydia Frye. 

30 Nov. 1840 Joseph Crosby of Portsmouth and Nancy Frye. 


John Frink of Ipswich, Mass.. died in 1676, leaving' two sons, 
John and George, who may have heen the following, 

John Frink married, 10 April 1700, Hannah, dan. of John 
Morgrage. Two children are recorded : 

GEORGE b. 19 May 1701. 

JOHN" 1). i_> March 1702-3: in. Jane Jackson. 25 May 1718. His widow 
Jane is named in a deed. 1/25. Left sons, Samuel of Newbury with wife 
Hannah in 1733. and Andrew of Haverhill in 1740. Deeds prove the rela- 
. tionship. 

George Frink married Rebecca, dan. of John Skillin. Lived 
on east side of Spruce Creek. Children : 

ELI/AUKTH b. 14 Jan. 1704: in. George Berry. Jr., II Jan. 1726-7. 
MARY b. 17 Jan. 1706; in. John Snow 30 Sept. 1725. 
REP.ECCA b. 4 Aug. 1709; in. Ephraim Crockett of Stratham, N. H., 13 
March 1/28-9. 

SARAH b. 2 April 1711 : in. Robert More 24 Dec. 1730. 
1'ul). 2 Sept. 1728 Samuel Frink and Anna Pugsley. 


This name is spelled in more than a score of ways. Y\ illiam 
Furbish was granted land in Dover. X. 11., 18 March 1648, and 
was a tax-payer there in i65(). lie owned land in Kittery in 1664 
and had a grant of ten acres in 1668. Lived near Thompson's 

'Prepared with the a-Mstance of Frederick B. Furbish of Cambridge, 


Point in Eliot. Xame of wife unknown. Died in the early part 
of 1701. Children : 

DANIEL m. Dorothy Pray. 
JOHN, died in 1701. 

HOPEWELL m. 12 May 1693 Enoch Hutchins, Jr. (2) 25 April 1711 Wm. 

KATHARINE m. Andrew Neal about 1694. 
SARAH m. Thomas Thompson about 1698. 
BETHIAH m. Joseph Goold in 1705. 
WILLIAM, went to South Carolina. 

1. Daniel Furbish lived on the homestead. Married Doro- 
thy, dau. of John and Susanna (Dowman) Pray, who was born 
in Braintree, Mass. She was made administratrix of his estate n 
Feb. 1745. Children: 

2. DANIEL b. 9 March 1690: m. Anna Lord. 

REBECCA b. 19 April 1694; m. Benjamin Goold 9 Feb. 1715-6. 

3. JOHN b. 19 April 1699; m. Hannah Littlefield. 

JOANNA b. 14 July 1701 : m. Samuel Fernald 20 Feb. 1731-2. 

4. WILLIAM b. 19 March 1703-4; m. Sarah Preble. 
DOROTHY b. 1704: m. Joseph Hartford. 

SARAH b. about 1706: m. Hatevil Hall 13 April 1733. Moved to Fal- 
mouth. Me. 

5. JOSEI-H b. about 1710: m. Elizabeth Meads. 

BENJAMIN b. about 1712: m. 1740. Hannah Hussey of Dover. Settled 
in Lebanon, Me. Ch.. Richard, Benjamin, and perhaps Hannah, Abigail 
and Charles. 

KATHARINE b. about 1708: m. 1730, Robert Allen of Kittery. 

MARY b. about 1715; m. 1743 Benjamin Roberts. 


2. Daniel Furbish married, 18 Dec. 1718, Anna, dau. of 
Xathan and Martha ( Tozier) Lord. Both were received into the 
church at South Berwick 24 April 1720. He probably died 9 Feb. 
1771. Children: 

EI.I/AHETH bapt. 24 April 1720: m. 8 May 1754. John or Joseph Thomp- 
son of Rochester. X. H. 

JOANNA bapt. 7 June 1722: in. 23 Xov. 1755 Jonathan Moore. 

DANIEL m. Elizabeth Hodsdon. 

XATHAN? m. Mary - . 

Ar.KAiiAM? m. 4 Dec. 1706 Anne Chick of Wells. 

WILLIAM ~? bapt. 6 May 1731. 

'Prepared with assistance of Frederick B. Furbish of Cambridge, Mass. 


3. John Furbish married Hannah, dan. of Dependence Lit- 
tlefield of Wells. lie was bapt. and received into the church at 
South Berwick 9 Sept. 1716. Lieutenant in military service in 
1722. Widow Hannah was made administratrix of his estate 5 
January 1756. She was on the tax list of 1760. Lived south of 
Third Hill, near York line. Children: 

SAMUEL bapt. 2 Sept. 1726. 

JOHX bapt. 2 Aug. 1734: m. 27 July 1751 Katharine Tobcy. (2) 9 Sept. 
1779 Ruth Moore. 

JAMES bapt. July 1735; m. 21 Jan. 1768 Sarah Emery of Wells. 

HANNAH bapt. July 1735; m. John Emery. Pub. 22 Sept. 1753. 

JOSHUA m. 27 Dec. 1770 Katharine Davis of Wells. 

HEPXIHAH? m. William Merry-field 6 Dec. 1771. 

EUXAHETH? m. John Lewis 4 Jan. 1773. 

MIRIAM ? m. Enoch Hale i July 1785. 

DOROTHY bapt. June 1730: m. John Dennet. 

PHEBK bapt. April 1738; m. 25 Eel). 1755 Elisha Littlefield of Wells. 

4. William Furbish married, 7 Oct. 1731, Sarah Treble of 
York. He was captured by Indians in 1757 at Fort William 
Henry and probably killed. Estate administered in 1761. Widow 
married, TI Dec. 1760, Samuel Holmes of Berwick. Children: 

OLIVE bapt. 6 May 1733: m. Charles Lord 8 Aug. 1750. 

WILLIAM bapt. 30 June 1736; prob. killed at Fort Wilbum Henry in 


SAKAH bapt. 30 June 1/36: m. 29 Jan. 1756 Johnson Neal of Kittery. 
SAMUEL m. 5 June 1/64, Sarah Guptill of Berwick; d. Oct. 1794. 
ISAAC bapt. 27 March 1751 : m. 18 March 17/1, Keziah Abbot. 
JACOB bapt. 10 Xov. 1755: m. 8 Jan. 1778, Elizabeth Hooper. 

5. Joseph Furbish married, 20 May 1734, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Benjamin and Judith ( Lord") Meads. Lived at Berwick. Died 
5 April 1795. Children: 

6. JOSEPH b. 17 July 1/35: m. Hannah Stacy. (2) Sarah Ferguson. 
MEADS bapt. 12 June 1737: d. 8 July 1758. Prob. killed in battle. 

7. DAVID bapt. in Sept. 1744: m. IM Dec. 1773. Lydia Stacy. 
DORCAS bapt. 20 March 1746-7: unm. in 1795. 

EUNICE bapt. 14 May 1749: m. 24 April 1770. Simon Frost. 

D.\\in. bapt. (> Aug. 1740; m. 27 Dec. 1770 Dorcas Libby. 

AISICAII. b. 12 April 1751? unm. in 1705. 

TOP.IAS bapt. 30 Sept. 1755. 

HANNAH bapt. 5 Aug. 1773: unm. in 1705. 

8. ML A us b. about 1758: m. 15 March 1788. Mary Goold. 



6. Joseph Furbish married, 7 Dec. 1769, Hannah, dau. of 
Benjamin and Sarah (Tidy) Stacy, who died 12 May 1773. He 
died in 1808. Will probated 13 Feb. 1809. He married, (2) 28 
Sept. 1775, Sarah, dau. of James Ferguson. Children by first 
marriage : 

9. STEPHEN b. 12 April 1770: m. Catharine Hill. 

SARAH b. abopt 17/2; m. 7 March 1795 John Furbish of Lebanon, son 
of Richard and Jane (McCrillis) Furbish, b. 4 April 1771 and d. 1822. 
She d. in 1840. 8 ch. 

JOHN b. about 1773: m. Polly White of N. H. Died about 1843. s. p. 

7. David Furbish married. 16 Dec. 1773, Lydia, dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Sarah ( Tidy ) Stacy. Children : 

BETSEY m. Jothain Lord. 9 Xov. 1800. 
LOTS m. Xathar.iel Stacy. 13 Feb. 1803. 
HANNAH m. Eliakim Staples 26 Dec. 1807. 

8. Meads Furbish married. 15 March 1788. Mary Goold. He 
died 17 April 1819. Children: 

MARY m. David Goodwin of South Berwick. 

10. DANIEL b. 15 April 1793: m. Lucy Smith. (2) Eliza J. Raitt. 
PHF.RE m. Hiram Welch of York. 

ELIZA b. 5 March 1800: d. 9 July 1884. L'nm. 
JANE m. George Wilkinson of Berwick. 
XAHHY b. 20 Sept. 1805. L'nm. 

JOSEPH m. Xancy Young of York. Ch.. Timothy. William. Samuel. 
Henry. Catherine. Susan, and Daniel. 


9. Stephen Furbish married. 23 April 1797. Catherine, dau. 
of John and Martha ( Rogers) Hill. He died 5 Oct. 1826. \Yife 
died about 1844. Children: 

WILLIAM CTTTER b. 22 Jan. 1798; m. 1821. Mary A. Phillips: d. in W. I. 
about 1824. One son. William Calvin, m. Joanna Williams and had ch., 
Samuel W. m. Annie R. Sweetma.n : William d. at age of 21 : Mary 
Ji lanna. 

MARTHA h. 17 May 1790: m. Win. Tilton of Sandwich. X. H. 

HANNAH b. 17 Aprlil 1801 : m. Xathaniel Frost of Eliot. 

SARAH b. 18 April 1803: m. 23 March 1826 Hall Ham of Dover. X. H. 
i i. JOSEPH b. 20 Feb. 1805; in. Hannah Wadleigh. (2) Caroline G. Baker. 


12. SAMUEL 1>. 8 Feb. 1807; in. Lydia A. Lcavitt. 
EI.I/.AHETH 1). i Dec. 1809: d. after 1827. Unm. 
Lois It. ii Jan. 1812; 111. Win. Hutchins of S. Berwick; '1. 31 Mav 1847. 

10. Daniel Furbish married (i) Lucy Smith, who was born 
6 Jan. 1/92 and died Jan. 1852, (2)3 Oct. 1852, Eliza Jan. dan. of 
John and Anna (Marsh) Raitt. lie died 10 Feb. 187.]. Children: 

,^ DANIKI. WEHSTER h. 17 Aug. 1853; in. (i) Harriet G. Wiggin. (2) 10 
March 1898 Elixahetli Stockton. Ch., Eva May b. March 1882, Hattie 
Cecilia b. 15 Oct. 1884. 

LUCY ANN b. 26 March 1858: m. Win. 11. Hanscom 15 Oct. 1883. 

SIXTH (in. \KR.\TIOX. 

II. Joseph Furbish married ( i) 12 Jan. 1834. Hannah, clau. 
of Rbenezer and Lovey ( Hart ) \Yadleigh. She died 9 Jan. 1845. 
He married ( 2 ) 22 Dec. 1845, Caroline Greenleaf Baker of Port- 
land, dau. of Thomas and Xancy (Lord) Raker. She was born 
20 May 1819 and died _j Jan. 1896. Joseph Furbish died 6Aug. 

Children bv first marriage : 

ELIZABETH b. 26 April 1835: m. 4 June 1861, Charles W. Jenkins. 

HANNAH JANE b. 4 April 1837; in. (i) Harrison Whitehouse : (2) 
Albert Shapleigh. 

MARTHA ANN b. 9 March 1839; m. Isaac C. Pingree of Haverhill, Mass. 
No oh. 

CHARLOTTE HAM b. i Ju1\ 1842: m. 6 May 1873, Wiley F. Johnson of 
Haverhill, Mass. A dau. Bertha Grace Johnson, was born 12 Feb. 1874. 

CHARLES WM. b. i Jan. 1845: d. 20 Sept. 1845. 

Children by second marriage: 

JOSEPH HALL b. 17 March 1847: m. i Sept. 1870 Emma M. Grant. Two 
ch. born in Cambridge, Mass. Royal Grant b. 18 Dec. 1874; Joseph E. b. 
15 April 1877. d. 2 June 1879. 

13. FREDERICK BAKER b. 21 Jan. 1849: in. 29 Sept. 1872, Sarah Lucretia 

FRANCES EMILY b. 24 March 1851 : m. 12 Oct. 1876. Calvin W. Brickctt. 

14. HOWARD BAKTLETT b. 18 July 1853: in. (i) 8 Dec. 1873 Minnie C. 
("Irani; (2) 24 Oct. 1883 Mabel C. Grant. 

15. CHARLES FREMONT b. 27 Xov. 1855: m. 27 Xov. 1876. R. Butler. 
CARRIE AUGUSTA b. 5 April 1858; m. 12 Sept. 1889. Charles Smith 


EFEIE I.OCISE b. 8 Oct. 1800: in. n Xov. 1891. Stephen R. Bartlett. 

16. GEORC.K I TARTLY b. 18 Feb. 1863; in. 27 Sept. 1884. Ruth Edna Ymtng. 


12. Samuel Furbish married, 2 Dec. 1830, Lydia Ann Leavitt. 
He died at Portsmouth, N. H., 3 Oct. 1850. Children : 

Lois m. 14 Aug. 1856, Capt. Wm. Thompson of Portland, Me. No ch. 
SARAH m. 2 July 1859 Capt. Wm. Thompson; d. 15 March 1869. Two 


SAMUEL S. b. 25 Aug. 1840. Lives at Milan, N. H. 

ADDIE A. m. 22 April 1867 Wm. L. Lincoln of Portland, Me. 


13. Frederick P>. Furbish married, 29 Sept. 1872, Sarah 
Lucretia, dau. of Sedley and Lticretia (Merchant) Grant, born 13 
Feb. 1853. She died 3 Dec. 1897. He lives in Cambridge, Mass. 
Children : 

RENA CECILIA b. 14 July 1873. 

CYRUS b. 26 May 1875 ; d. i April 1888. 

MABEL ETHEL b. 9 June 1878: d. 3 June 1879. 

Louis b. 27 June 1882. 

FREDERICK BAKER b. 4 July 1887. 

14. ] Toward B. Furbish married (i) 8 Dec. 1873, Minnie 
Clifford Grant, born at South Berwick IT Oct. 185 , and died 28 
April 1879. He married (2) 24 Oct. 1883 Mabel Cecelia Grant, 
born 15 Sept. 1862. Children by first marriage: 

WILBUR CLIFFORD b. 21 June 1874; m. 12 Sept. 1897 Ethtl L. Xeal A 
child. Ulie Zelma, was born 31 March 1899. 

WALTER HOWARD b. 23 Dec. 1876; d. 25 Dec. 1892. 

Children by second marriage : 

PHILIP GREENLEAF b. 30 May 1885. 
JOSEI-H b. 19 April 1887. 
ADA MABEL b. n Feb. 1891. 
CYRUS LESTER b. 18 Nov. 1892. 
HAROLD VALENTINE 1). 14 Feb. 189(1. 
MARION LOUISE 1). 10 June 1897. 
DOROTHY CECILIA b. 18 April 1899. 

15. Charles Fremont Furbish, married, 27 Nov. 1876, Eliza- 
beth l\. Butler of Dover, X. II. Children: 

KDNA CAROLINE b. 18 July 1X77; m. I X<>\-. 1898 George Austin. 
FDITII M. 1). 3 Feb. 1879. 
M IN NIK A. b. 26 April 1880. 


HERBERT A. b. 14 Aug. 1882. 
CHARLES BAKER b. 20 April 1886. 
LIXXIE C. b. 5 Nov. 1887. 
RALPH b. 14 July 1889. 
CLIFTON b. 26 March 1893. 
CLARENCE b. Aug. 1896. 

1 6. George Hartley Furbish married, 27 Sept. 1884, Edna 
Young- of Harrington, X. H. Children born in Cambridge, Mass. 

ALICE M. b. 14 Oct. 1885. 

MARTHA GERTRUDE b. 25 Sept. 1887. 

CAROLINE GREENLEAF b. 22 Nov. 1891. 


Capt. \Yilliam Gerrish was born in Bristol, England, 17 Aug. 
1620. He came to America as early as 1639 and settled in New- 
bury. Mass. He married (T) 17 April 1645. Joanna, widow of 
John Oliver, who died 18 June 1677. He moved to Boston and 
there married Ann, widow of John Manning. He died in Salem, 
9 Aug. 1687. 

His oldest son, John, born 12 Feb. 1646, married, 19 Aug. 
1667, Elizabeth, dau. of Maj. Richard Waldren of Dover, X. H., 
where he settled and became a prominent citizen. He died 19 
Dec. 1714. His wife died 7 Dec. 1724. Their children were: 

JOHN 1). 2 Aug. 1068: m. (i) Lyclia Watts. (2) Sarah Xoycs. Lived 
in Boston. 

RICHARD b. 17 April 1670: in. Jane Jose of Portsmouth and had one 
child, Richard. Died in 1717, in Portsmouth, N. H. 

ANNA b. 30 Jan. 1671. 

EI.IXAUETH b. 28 May 1(174: m. 3 Sept. 1796 Rev. John Wade. (2) 
Joshua Pierce. Ch. John Wade b. 16 July 1699: Sarah Wade b. 20 Sept. 
1701, in. - Winkley. 

WILLIAM b. 8 March 1675-6. 

SAM TEL b. 15 March 1678; d. 6 Dec. 1678. 

1. NATHANIEL b. 19 Oct. 1679: in. Bridget Vaughan. 
SARAH b. 31 July idSi : d. 29 July 1697. 

2. TIMOTHY b. 21 April 1684; in. Sarah Eliot. 


BENJAMIN- 1). 6 Sept. 1686; d. 28 June 1750. 

PAUL h. 13 Jan. 1688: m. 2 Oct. 1712 Alary, dau. of John and Oner 
(Langdon) Leighton. 

T. Capt. Nathaniel Gerrish lived in what is now South Ber- 
wick. He married Bridget, dan. of Hon. Wm. and Margery 
( Cntt ) Yaughan. of Portsmouth. Died 10 April 1729. She was 
born 2 July 1676 and died 15 Sept. 1743. Both were buried at the 
old cemetery near the first church in the Parish of Unity. 

3. NATHANIEL m. 24 July 1730 Lydia Pierce of Portsmouth: d.- 1752. 
Widow m. Joseph Russell. 

4. WILLIAM bapt. 16 July 1710: m. 19 Feb. 1736 Mary Preble, (2) Mary 

CHARLES bapt. 2.1 April 1717; m. Mary, dau. of James and Margaret 
(Goodwin) Frost. Major in the Revolutionary Army. First settler of 
Durham, Me. For many descendants see Hist, of Durham. 

GEORGE m. 3 July 1735 Mary Sherburne. Lived in Boston. 

BRIDGET m. John Lord, Jr. 

RICHARD bapt. \2 March 1720-1. Living in 1742. 

ELI/AKETH m. John Hill. 

2. Col. Timothy Gerrish, born at Dover, X. H., 21 April 1684, 
married. 14 Xov. 1706, Sarah, dau. of Hon. Robert and Margery 
(Batson-Young) Eliot. He received the eastern end of Cham- 
pernowne's Island as a marriage dowry. He died 19 Xov. 1755. 
His wife, born i Oct. 1687, died 27 Oct. 1770. Children: 

ROHERT ELIOT b. 18 Sept. 1708; graduated at Harvard in 1730; m. 15 
Nov. 1749, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner; d. in 1791. aged 83. Two daus., 
Abigail, who m. Roger Mitchell, and Sarah who m. Roger Deering. 
9. JOHN b. 6 Feb. 1710: m. 21 Nov. 1734 Margery Jackson. 
;. TIMOTHY b. 17 Jan. 1712-3: m. 12 April 1739, Joanna Cutts. 

SARAH b. 25 March 1714-5; in. 30 Oct. 1734. John Frost. 

ANNE b. 4 July 1717: m. 29 March 1738-9, Eliot Vaughan of Ports- 

(>. WILLIAM b. 24 July 1719: m. 29 July 1742. Joanna Raynes, (2) Sarah 

AP,K;AIL b. 6 June 1721 ; m. 27 May 1/42, Rishworth Jordan of Biddeford. 

XATIIANIKI. b. 20 May 1723; drowned, s. p. 

ANDREW b. 4 Aug. 1/24; in. Hannah - . Lived in Portsmouth. 
7 ch.. 

KI.I/\I:ETH b. 28 May 1727: in. 14 Xov. 1758, Edward Cutts. 

7. P. K N.I AM IN b. 6 June 1728; in. i May 1753, Eli/ahcth Hill of Berwick. 
JANE b. 22 May 1729; m. 12 Jan. 17(14. Dea. Benj. Fcrnald. 

8. JOSEPH b. 13 Sept. 1732; in. Anna Thompson. (2) Mary Allen. 


Fo U KTJ I ( } K X ER AT ION. 

3. Nathaniel (ierrish married, 24 July 1730, Lydia Pierce of 
Portsmouth. He died in 1752, and his widow married Joseph 
Russell. Children bapt. at South Berwick. 

XATUAMKI. bapt. 22 Oct. 1732. 

JOHN- bapt. 17 March 1734-5. 

MEHITAHI.E bapt. 7 Oct. 1735. 

BENJAMIN bapt. 6 Nov. 1739. 

XATHANIKI. bapt. 15 July 1739. 

THOMAS bapt. 20 March 1743. Lived in Boston. 

4. William (Ierrish married, ( r) 19 Feb. 1736, Mary Preble 
of York. She died 22 Feb. 1737, and he married (2) Mary, dau. 
of John and Hannah (I)ixon) Morrell. A Capt. Win. Gerrish 
died in Berwick 8 Aug. 170,4 or 1795, in the 9ist year of his age. 

Child by first marriage : 

JOSEPH b. 19 Feb. 1737. bapt. 5 March 1737-8, d. 29 March 1738. 
Children by second marriage: 

BRIDGET bapt. 14 Oct. 1739: in. Thomas Butler 10 March 1757. 

HANNAH bapt. 14 March 1742: died young. 

JEDEDIAH bapt. 13 Jan. 1745; died young. 

HANNAH bapt. 9 June 1740: m. John (Irifnn 18 May 1767. He was 
born at Cape Cod 25 July 1740. See records of Durham. N. H. for 

MARGARET bapt. 9 July 1750: m. Phineas Frost. 

XATHANIKI. bapt. i July 1753: died young. 

JOHX bapt. 29 Aug. 1756'; m. Mary Hardison 14 Feb. 1778. 

MARY born 2 Aug. 1/58; m. John Witherell 29 March 1778. See 
Cochrane's Hist, of Monmouth. Me., p. 213. 

MARTHA bapt. 14 Sept 1760: m. Benj. Witherell 17 April 1781, (2) 
James Mitchell. 

F.i.i/AHETii bant. -'4 April 17(13: m. Stephen Fall 21 March 1785. 

5. Timothy (ierrish married Joanna, dau. of Richard and 
Joanna (Wills) Cults, 12 April 1739. Children bapt. at Kittery 

JOANNA hapt. 10 March 1730-40: m. Charles Chauncy i July 1760: d. 
30 Aug. 1809. 

SARAH bapt. 31 May 1741 : m. Daniel Hart. d. 3 March 1789. 
10. SAMTEI. bapt. 14 Xov. 1742: m. Margaret Cullom. 

KI.I/AP.ETH bapt. 9 Sept. 1744: died young. 


MARY bapt. March 1756. 

ELIZABETH bapt. i Nov. 1747; m. Capt. Hopley Yeaton. 

TIMOTHY bapt. 10 July 1749; m. Mary Patterson; d. 30 Dec. 1815. 

JANE bapt. 17 Dec. 1742; m. Daniel Raynes 21 May 1784. 

RICHARD bapt. 14 July 1753. Unm. 

ROBERT bapt. 19 May 1756; drowned in 1820. 

6. William Gerrish married, (i) 29 July 1742, Joanna, dau. 
of Nathaniel Raynes of York: (2) 5 Sept. 1753, Sarah, dau. of 
Joseph and Isabella (Brandon) Mitchell. 

Children by first marriage : 

MARY bapt. 28 Aug. 1743. 
TIMOTHY bapt. 13 Oct. 1745. 
EUNICE bapt. 23 Sept. 1750. 

Children by second marriage : 

SARAH bapt. 27 Oct. 1754. 

MARGERY bapt. 10 April 1763: m. Thomas Appleby of Durham, N. H., 
ii Oct. 1787. 

BETTEY bapt. 14 June 1756. 

ELLIOT bapt. i March 1767: m. 16 Nov. 1772, Elizabeth Deering. A 
dau. Hannah Ball Gerrish m. John Fernald 4th, 10 Nov. 1791 ; (2) Sam- 
uel Mitchell 15 Nov. 1795. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 6 Jan. 1771 ; m. - Wormwood of Durham, 
N. H. 


/. Benjamin Gerrish married, (i) I May 1753, his cousin, 
Elizabeth, dan. of Hon. John and Elizabeth (Gerrish) Hill. She 
died 2 Jan. -1763 and lie married (2) Margaret - . He died 
24 Jan. 1804. Children: 

NATHANIEL bapt. 14 July 1754. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 24 June 1756: m. Capt. John Furness (2) Nathaniel 
Raynes. She died i May 1847. 

BENJAMIN bapt. 23 July 1758; m. Miriam (Raitt) Ferguson 23 Dec. 
1788. He died in Savannah, 9 Jan. 1792. She died 7 Jan. 1832, aged 70. 

MARY bapt. 2 Jan. 1761 ; m. Richard Lord. 

TIMOTHY born 27 June 1/64; m. Elizabeth Staples, I June 1786. 

OBADIAH bapt. 13 July 1766: d. s. p. at Hiram, Me. 

RICHARD bapt. 24 July 1768; m. Eunice Donnell. 

HANNAH bapt. 2 Sept. 1770. 

8. Col. Joseph Gerrish married, 28 Feb. 1764, Anna, dau. of 
Rev. William and Anna (Hubbard) Thompson, who died II Aug. 
1772, aged 34. He m. (2) 6 Oct. 1773 Mary Allen of Biddeford, 


who died 13 Jan. 1815. He graduated at Harvard College in 1754 
and died in Kittery 17 Dec. 1812. Children by first marriage: 

12. W.M. THOMPSON 1>. 11 Feb. 1765; m. Mary Follet, 25 Dec. 1814. 
JOSEPH b. 8 Jan. 1767; d. 28 Sept. 1844. Unm. 
ANNA b. 6 May 1/69; in. Samuel Goodwin 13 Nov. 1791. 
SARAH KI.IOT b. 27 Jan. 1771 ; d. 4 March 1863. 
JANE bapt. 30 Aug. 1772. Unm. 

Children by second marriage : 

MARY b. 7 Dec. 1774; died young. 

OI.IVE JORDAN b. 7 Dec. 1776. Unm. 

BETSEY b. 29 June 1778 .Unm. 

DOLLY b. 19 Sept. 1779. Unm. 

LUCY b. 26 March 1781. Unm. 

TIMOTHY b. 18 April 1783; m. 16 April 1818. Hannah Cutts Brown; d. 
3 Feb. (826. She was born 24 Dec. 1797 and died 24 Feb. 1889. Ch , 
Mary A., b. 8 Dec. 1820; d. 7 Jan. 1892; Sarah; Charles b. 1819. sea 
captain, m. Lucy, dan. of Capt. Samuel Pray of Portsmouth, d. in New 
Orleans i Sept. 1854, leaving one dau., Edith Eliot Gerrish ; Edwin 
Augustus m. Ellen Pray, sister of Lucy and had dau. Brownie Gerrish. 

9. John Gerrish married, 21 Nov. 1/34, Margery, dau. of Dr. 
George and Joanna ( Pepperrell ) Jackson. Their children were 
born in Dover. 

II. JOHN 1). 5 Sept. 1/33; m. Abigail (Phillips) Grace. 

GEORGE b. 9 April 1737; m. Mary James. Lived in Dover. X. H., and 
Lebanon, Ale. 

SARAH b. n April 1740: d. 1827 in Greenland, N. H. Unm. A pre- 

MARGERY 1). 30 March 1742; a preceptress. Died in Eliot. Unm. 

TIMOTHY bapt. 15 April 1744; died young. 

DOROTHY bapt. 21 Dec. 1756: d. 1808 in Kittery. Unm. 


10. Capt. Samuel Gerrish married Margaret (Foss) Cullom, 
widow of Capt. David Cullom and dau. of Zechariah and Sarah 
Foss. Tie was committed to Old Mill prison, Eng., I July 1780, 
as prisoner of war. Their children were: 

\YooDm'RY. Unm. 

SAM TEL m. 1807 Mary G. Fernald. Drowned 27 Dec. 1853. 
GEORGE 1). 1790; m. Dorothy Gotham. 
DANIEL b. 1792: m. Sarah Smith. 

HENRY C. b. 1794; m. (i) Mary B. Mitchell, (2) Judith White: d. 25 
AUR. 1878. 


11. John Gerrish married Abigail, widow of Nicholas Grace 
and dan. of Andrew and Miriam (Mitchell) Philips. She was 
born 19 June 1736, and died 17 Nov. 1812. He died in 1834, 
aged 99. 

JOHN b. 10 Nov. 1769: died at sea. 

DOROTHY b. 27 Sept. 1771 : m. Capt. Darius Frisbee 25 Nov. 1790. 
13. ANDREW b. 12 Oct. 1/74: m. Ruth Ellis. (2) Rosanna Coombs. 
SARAH b. 26 Jan. 1776; m. James Witham, Jr., 21 July 1816. 
GEORGE b. 20 Nov. 1778; died at sea. 
ABIGAIL b. i May 1781 ; m. Joseph Call 22 March 1806; d. 12 Sept. 1814 

12. \Yilliam Thompson, son of Col. Joseph and Anna 
(Thompson) Gerrish, married Mary, dau. of Robert and Mary 
(Mitchell) Follet. He died in Kittery 21 March 1845. His wife 
was born i April 1773, and died 17 Aug. 1839. They had one 
son. Robert Follet Gerrish, born 5 June 1815, who m. 27 Aug. 
1840, Sarah Caroline, dau. of Thomas S. and Harriet (Hender- 
son) Lewis of Portsmouth, N. H. He died 16 April 1882. She 
died 15 Nov. 1901. Their children were Mary Follet, Hannah 
Sheafe, who m. Charles G. Hinsman ; Carrie Lewis; and Follet, 
who m. Maria F. Blaisdell of Franklin, Me., where he lives and 
has five children. 


13. Capt. Andrew, son of John and Abigail ( Phillips) Ger- 
rish, married ( i) Ruth Fllis, who was born 22 Nov. 1/79 and died 
at the age of 36. He m. (2) Rosanna Coombs of Goldsborough, 
Me., whither he removed from Kittery in 1820. He died May, 


Children by first marriage: 

ANDREW b. 3 July 1707: d. 1846 in Boston; m. 7 Feb. 1822 Hannah, dau. 
of Capt. Constant Norton of New Bedford. Mass. 
Ai.rcE b. 7 Sept. 1799: m. Daniel Miles of Boston. 
CAROI.I.XK b. 22 Nov. 1801 : d. in Sutton, Mass. Vnm. 
FREDERICK P. b. TO Sept. 1804: m. Susan A. Hammond. 
GEORGE JACKSON b. 14 Jan. 1806; m. Mary Ann Pierce: d. 6 June 1899. 
JOSEPH b. 20 July 1808: died young. 

IRA b. 5 Jan. 1810: m. Kvdyn Kldrcdge. (2) Mrs. Abby Tripp. 
AI.MIRA b. 10 April 1813: m. Nathaniel Harmon of Machias. Me. 
JOSEPH b. ii Oct. 1815: d. 1866 in Kentucky. 


Children by second marriage : 

ROSANXA 1). 25 May 1828; m. Capt. Warren Brown of Vineyard Haven, 

BKNJAMIX F. h. 25 Dec. 1829; in. Mary Browne. Lives in Yinal 
Haven, Me. 

CHAKI.OTTK h. Dec. 1832; m. Mr. Merchant; d. Aug. 1876. 

A Jann's Gerrish appeared in Berwick near the beginning of 
the eighteenth century, married Mary Wentworth, 17 Feb. 
1/14 t ?) and had three children, Timothy, Mary, and James bap- 
tized there in 1724. He may have been son of a James Gerrish 
\vho lived in Portsmouth about 1685, and was then about 37 years 
of age. Much study has failed to connect him with the descend- 
ants of the emigrant, William Gerrish. His will, I77> names 
dans. Sarah Pulsifer, Olive Pearce, grandson James son of Tim- 
othv. and children of son James, deceased. 

Timothy, son of James Gerrish of Berwick, married Lydia, 
dan. of Alexander and Elizabeth Gray, and had children, John, 
.Alexander and Molly, all bapt. 26 July 1748, and James bapt. I 
May 1744, whom. Mary Abbot 14 April 1773. Of these Alexan- 
der marrie-1 Sarah Clark, 12 April r/57, and had the following 
children : 

CLAUK 1). 8 Jan. 1758: in. Betty Scales 27 Feb. 1/80; d. 24 Jan. 1812 in 
Warren. Me. 

JOHN h. 2 Dec. 1760; d. 24 June 1775. 

RACHKI, h. 5 Nov. 1762; d. 30 Nov. 1776. 

LYPIA I). 20 Feb. 1765. 

ISAAC 1). 22 May 1767; nr. Molly Butler 8 May 1788. 

JAMKS 1>. 18 May 1769: d. Sept. 1802 in Warren, Me. 

AI.KXANDKK 1). 17 Jan. 1771. 

XATHA.N b. 9 Sept. 17/3. 

M. 23 A us". I75O Jonathan Gerrish and Eunice Tobey. 

M. 28 Jan. 1773 Joanna Cierrish and Shadrack Xowcll of York. 

M. 15 July 1787 Kli/aheth (ierrish and John Mitchell. 


William Godsoe, mariner, bought a house lot in Salem. Mass., 
of John Mason, 15 Xov. 1674. A house lot was laid out to 
William Godsoe in Salem. 6 March 1678-9. "southward of Will 
Lords present house." Other purchases of land in 1679 and 


1683 are recorded. July j, 1682, Margaret, daughter of William 
Lord, sold to her brother-in-law, William Godsoe of Salem, part 
of a dwelling house. He was then living in the other part. The 
will of William Lord of Salem, dated 10 Nov. 1685, gives "to my 
daughter Elizabeth Godsoe fowr shillings." William Godsoe 
married, 17 Feb. 1680, Elizabeth, dan. of William and Jane Lord 
of Salem. This may have been his second marriage. He was 
taxed at Salem in 1683. He was a mariner of Great Island, now 
Newcastle, in February 1687-8. He married in 1691 Jane, widow 
of Thomas Withers and settled on the west side of Spruce Creek. 
He was prominent as a surveyor and appraiser of estates. March 
22, 1725. he deposed that he was 80 years of age and that he laid 
out a lot of land 3 Jan. 1695-6. He was born, therefore, in 1645. 
His wife (Elizabeth) was born in Salem 26 April 1659. His 
children were : 

WILLIAM b. in Salem 4 March 1 680-81. See below. 
JAMES b. i Nov. 1682; witnessed a deed in 1729. 
JOHN, probably; witnessed a deed in 1705. 

William Godsoe, 2d, had a grant in i69(). He married Eliza- 
beth, wido'w of John Surplus and dau. of William and Anne 
( Crocket ) Roberts. She had a daughter, Catherine, by her first 
marriage who married John Marr. William Godsoe gave. 7 Xov. 
1724, land to "mv son-in-law John Marr and Catherine his wife." 
Inventory of his estate i i March 1731. He also was a surveyor. 
His children are found partly in the town records, and the rest 
are named in a deed, dated 6 April 1745, together with widow 
Elizabeth. See York Deeds, XXVIII. 91. 

Jou.v b. f) Oct. 1714; in. Alary Rogers. 
Ei.i/AiiKTii b. 2 April 1/16; died young. 

ALICE, twin to Elizabeth: in. Nicholas Spinney. Pub. 23 Oct. 1742. 
JosKi'!i b 23 April 1/19. living in 1745. Shipwright. Had wife 
Hannah in 1743. 

JAMKS. living in 1745. 

DOROTHY bapt. 10 June 1722; m. John Spokesfield. 
EI.I/AHKTH bapt. 3 Oct. 1725: in. Joseph Spokesfield. 
HANNAH in. Samuel Wagling. Pub. 23 Aug. 1749. 
WILLIAM, inni compos mentis, supported by his brother John. 

John, son of William Godsoe, 2d, married, 13 Sept. 1741. 
Mary. dau. of John and Hannah (Fogg) Rogers. He was living 
in 1769. Only one child is recorded, John b. 8 July 1742. 


John (iodsoe last named, was a Lieutenant in the Revolution- 
ary Army. His first wife was probably a daughter of Jonathan 
Dam. lie married, 20 July 1785, Margery, dau. of Menjamin 
and Mary (Shepherd) Jenkins. Children: 

JOHN*. Sec helo\v. 

BKNJAMIN. lived in Boston. 

JONATHAN. See below. 

MOI.I.V m. Joshua Mendum. 21 Nov. 1/95. 

SARAH ? m. John Spinney. 

Children bv second wife : 

WM.I.IAM m. Fanny Scott. 22 Xov. 1806. Drowned at sea. Ch., 
William, who went "down east." Katherine, Ann, Margery, who m. 
Tucker, and Fanny, who d. young. 

SIMON ni. Hannah P'lacc n Dec. 1825. d. s. p. 


John ( iodsoe seems to have married his step-mother, Margery 
(Jenkins) Ciodsoe. He was born in 1778 and died in 1823. His 
will, dated 1814, was probated 7 Feb. 1834, and names wife Mar- 
gery and following children : 

MARY b. 27 July 1803: m. Joseph Adams. 19 April 1821; d. H) Mar.-h 

JOHN b. 13 March 1806: m. Catherine Manson. 

Jonathan (iodsoe, son of Lieutenant John (io;lsoe, was born 
7 May 1781. He married, 20 July 1806. Elizabeth, dau. of John 
Place. He died 14 Aug 1853. She was born 4 Xov. 1786 and 
died 3 April 1863. Children were: 

SARAH b. 19 May 1807: in. Samuel Weeks: d. TO March 1874 Had 
dan. Rose. 

JOHN b. 25 Aug. 1808; in. Mary Ann Palmer of Hampton. X. H.. d. 11 
Dec. 1870. Dau. Klizabeth Ann m. John J. Hull of Gloucester. Mass. 

FLI/AIIKTII b. 14 March 1811; m. 7 Feb. 1836 Nicholas Weeks and had 
son Nicholas: m. (2) Henry Paul: d. 21 June 1879. 

MARC.KRY b. 22 March 1813; d. n Sept. 1896. Cnm. 

P>I-:N.|AMIV b 2 Jan. 1815; m. Hannah Morrell of Amesbury. Mass., and 
lived there. Ch.. John Morrell. George, and Hannah in. John Risteen. He 
d. 29 March 181)7. 

WII.IIAM b. 17 Nov. 1810; m. 30 May 1841 Lydia Richardson of Man- 
chester. Mass. lie d. 17 Sept. 1894. One dau. Clara G. 

MARTHA b. 13 July 1813: m. Moses Libby of Eliot. 


JONATHAN b. 10 Sept. 1821 ; d. about 1862 in the army. Unm. 
MARY b. 18 July 1824; unm. Living in Kittery. 
JULIA b. 30 May 1831; d. 1832. 


John Godsoe married, 22 April 1827, Catharine Manson, who 
was born n March 1810 and died 22 Feb. 1835. He died 14 
Aug. 1885. Children: 

ELIZABETH CATHERINE m. John C. Prior 3 March 1859. 


AUGUSTUS OCTAVIUS m. 15 April 1869, Frances Emily, dau. of Daniel 
Jones, who d. 6 March 1892, aged 48 years 28 days ; 4 daus. 

JOHN FAIRFIELD. Unm; d. n Dec. 1888, aged 53 years, 8 months. 


HERBERT METZ m. Eleanor Manson. He d. 22 Mar. 1892, aged 52 years, 
i month. 16 days. His wife d. 23 Jan. 1886, aged 43 years, I monih. 
They had son Ernest H. b. 5 June 1868 who m. had a son and d. 24 Sept. 
1901 at Wolfboro, N. H. 

LUTHER REMICK m. - Leach. Had son Luther A. who m. Geor- 
giana B. Corlis 29 May 1901 at New York. He lives on the old home- 
stead in Kittery and has son Francis b. 13 Feb. 1902. 

F.invix WILLIAM m. Helen Sanderson. 

GEORC.I-. WHITEFIELD. Unm. Died 24 Dec. 1896, aged 45 years. 


Isaac Goodrich, "lately from England/'' bought land of 
William Palmer in 1685. He was nephew of Margaret, wife of 
Christopher Adams. York Deeds, IV. 147. I find no mention 
of him after 1696. Jeremiah Goodrich lived in Kittery a short 
time after 1670. 

Josiah Goodrich married, about 1707, Mary, dau. of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Green) Abbot. Both were bapt. and owned the 
covenant 20 Jan. 1716-7, at South Berwick. Children: 

JOHN in. Deborah - . Ch.. Daniel bapt. 13 July 173?: John bapt 
20 June 1/42; JoMah bapt. 27 March 1738-9. 

?!: \j..\\t IN in. .\bigaii - . Ch., Benjamin b. 18 Oct. 1728; John b. 
I June 1731 in. Martha TTolnes 30 May 1758; Abigail b. T May 1734 m. 
John Dnnncl? 4 Feb. 1755: Jedediah b. 3 Dec. 1739; Joseph b. 15 Aug. 


1742; Samuel 1). 5 April 1745; Joshua hapt. 7 April 1745; and Josiah bapt. 7 
April 1756. John and Joshua Goodrich settled in Alfred about 1775. 

MARY bapt. 13 June 1717. 

SARAH bapt. 13 June 1717. 

SUSANTNA bapt. 13 June 1717. 

AIIICAII, bapt. 29 June 1718. 

ANNA bapt. 2 Nov. 1721. 

MARCARKT bapt. 22 April 1725. 


Daniel Goodwin of Kittcry, who signed the submission of 
1652, was probably the son of Daniel and Dorothy (Barker) 
Goodwin of Oxford. England. The will of Daniel of Oxford, 
proved 16 Feb. 1625. leaves his estate to his minor sons, Daniel 
and Stephen. Stephen settled in Charlestown, Mass. Daniel. 
Jr., married, (i) Margaret, dan. of Thomas and Patience (Chad- 
bourne) Spencer; (2) after March 16/0 Sarah, dan. of John 
Sannders and widow of Peter Tnrbet. He was one of the 
founders of the church at South Berwick in 1702. Was living in 
1711 and died before 1713. Children: 

1. DAMKL b. 1656; in. Amy Thompson. 

2. JAMES in. Sarah Thompson. 

3. THOMAS m. Mehitable Plaisted. 

4. \Vn.i. JAM m. Deliverance Taylor. 

5. MOSKS m. Abigail Taylor. 

PATIKXCK in. Daniel Stone 19 Sept. 1670. 

KI.IXAHKTH in. ( i ) Zachery Emery 19 Dec. 1686. (2) Philip Hubbard 22 
Dec. 1692. 

SARAH in. Isaac Barnes 6 Dec. 1694. 

ADAM, probably, presented at Court in 1675 for non-attendance at 

D\vm, perhaps, mentioned in Court Records of N. H. in 1670. aged 22. 

i. Daniel, son of Daniel and Margaret (Spencer) Goodwin, 
married 17 Dec. 1682. Amy, dan. of Miles and Ann Thompson. 
He died in P>erwick. April. 1726. 

MAK<;ARKT b. 23 Aug. 1083; in. Joseph TTodsdon. 

6. DAN - IF.!, b. 13 June 10,85: in. Abigail Roberts. 

7. MILKS b. 31 July 1687: m. . 

8. XATHAMKI. b. 29 Oct. 1689; in. Mary Gyles about 1712. 


9. SAMUEL b. 24 May 1695: m. (i) Sarah Davis, (2) Mrs. Judith (Preble) 

JAMES b. 15 July 1697; m. Elizabeth and lived in Falmouth. Ch., 
Margaret b. 13 June 1733: Sarah b. 7 March 1735: Sarah b. 30 Feb. 1737: 
Mary bapt. 1740; Mehitable bapt. 1749: perhaps James and others. 

THOMAS' b. 15 Aug. 1699: m. Abigail Seward of Portsmouth. 20 Dec. 

SARAH b. 23 Sept. 1701 ; m. Jo.siah Paul. Int. Rec. 5 Dec. 1729. 

ANNE b. 19 Oct. 1703: d. 24 Nov. 1703. 
ANN b. 16 Feb. 1704; m. William More, 16 Jan. 1723. 

2. James, son of Daniel and Margaret (Spencer ) Goodwin, 
married Sarah, dau. of Miles and Ann Thompson, 1 1 Dec. 1686. 
He was killed by Indians 31 July 1697. See Pike's Journal. His 
widow married, about 1703, William Hearl. Senior. 

ADAM b. 12 April 1687. 

SARAH b. 6 Jan. 1689: d. 16 May 1696. 

MARY b. 23 May 1691 : m. 23 Oct. 1718 John Davis of Bristol. Eng. 

OLIVE, prob. : m. Timothy Davis of Portsmouth 7 Dec. 1727. 

3. Thomas, son of Daniel and Margaret ( Spencer ) Good- 
win, married, about 1685, Mehitable, dau. of Lieut. Roger and 
Olive ( Colman ) Plaisted. She was carried as a captive to 
Canada. Her husband ransomed her from captivity and they 
had children after her return. She administered his estate in 
1714 and was living in 1740. 

Sox, killed by Indians in 1690. 

1 1. THOMAS b. 29 July 1697: m. Elizabeth Butler. 

12. ICHAPOD b. i June 1700: m. Elizabeth Scammon. 
OLIVE bapt. 14 March 1707-8. Unm. in 1740. 

MARY bapt. 18 June 1710; m. (i) Richard Lord. Jr.. 1729. (2) John 

13. JAMES m. Margaret Wallingford. 
BIAL bapt. 20 May 1716. 

: Tate says Thomas Goodwin died 3 April 1769. The following were 

probably children of Thomas and Abigail (Seward) Goodwin. 

Henry bapt. 21 Xov. 1/23; m. Elizabeth Weymouth 28 Feb. 1747. 

Susannah bapt. 23 May 1725; m. Robert Patton 13 March 1784; d. in Bid- 
deford. Me.. 9 March 1813, aged 88. 

Daniel bapt. 25 Dec. 1726; m. 14 Sept. 1747, Martha Pierce, prob. dau. of 

. Benjamin and Hannah (Ash) Pierce, born 18 Oct. 1725. II ch. 

Gideon bapt. 5 Oct. 1732; m. 17 Aug. 1753 Elizabeth Jenkins in Ports- 
mouth. X. H. J . 

Thomas bapt. 5 Oct. 1732: m. 29 July 1754 Mary Hicks? 

Reuben bapt. 29 Oct. 1736. 

Charity bapt. 29 Oct. 1736; m. 18 Dec. 1760 Thomas Abbot. 


4. William, son of Daniel and Margaret (Spencer) Good- 
win, married Deliverance, dan. of John and Martha Taylor. He 
died in Kittery in 1714 His widow was living 4 April 1/63, 
aged 90. 

MARGARET 1). ig Dec. 1687; in. James Frost of Berwick 15 Feb. 1707-8. 

14. MOSKS 1). 18 Nov. 1689; m. (i) Amy Goodwin, (2) Ann - . 

15. WILLIAM 1). n May 1692: m. Abigail Stoije. 

i(>. JOHN b. 2 Sept. 1694: in. Patience Willoughby 12 June 1715. 
10. J\MK< 1). 4 March 1696-7; m. Susanna Durgin. 

FLIXAHKTH 1). 17 Dec. 1699: in. William Libby, 29 Oct. 1725. 

H .\\.\AII 1). 29 Aug. 1701 : m. Ftberington Hearl. 18 Feb. 1723. 

17. ADAM, named in will, m. (i) Sarah . (2) Mehitable Thompson. 

18. TAYLOR, named in will, m. Fli/abeth Nason. 

MARY, named in will m. Capt. John Libby of Scarborough 15 June 1728. 

5. Moses, son of Daniel and Margaret (Spencer) (loodwin, 
married, 7 Sept. 160,4. Abigail, dan. of John and Martha Taylor. 
He died in Berwick in 1726. Wife living 20, Oct. 1730. 

M \RTHA 1). 22 May 1695: m. (i) James Gray 30 Aug. 1711. (2) Uriah 

PATIENCE b. n Feb. 1697- m. Thomas Bond of Portsmouth 4 Dec. 1719. 

MARY b. 18 Sept. 1699; m. James Warren. 

ABIGAIL b. 29 Jan. 1700: in. William Bennett at Portsmouth 29 Dec. 

PHOEUE. named in will. m. Job Kmery 10 Feb. 1725. 

FLIZAHETH. named in will. m. John Gray. 

MOSKS. named in will, d. 1759. Unm. 

19. AARON b. 1/02. named in will. m. .( i) Sarah Thompson. (2) Ruth Beal. 
MARGARET, named in brother's will : m. Elias Grant. 


6. Daniel Goodwin married, 30 Dec. 1708, Abigail Roberts 
and lived in that part of Dover which is now Somersworth. where 
he died in 1737. Their first six children were bapt. in Berwick, 
1 8 ( )ct. 1722. 

LYMIA h. 27 March 1710: m. 1731 Daniel Paul of Kittery. 

DANIEL h. 29 Sept. 1/13. 

ABIGAIL b. 15 Aug. 1715. 

AMY b. 15 Nov. 1718. 

MARY b. 15 Jan. 1720. Pub. to Thomas Kimball of Wells 23 March 

SARAH b. 3 Aug. 1722. 

JAMES b. 22 June 1/24. 

ANN bapt. n Sept. 1726 in Berwick: m. perhaps. Thomas Cousins. 
Pub. 16 Sept. 1740. 


7. Miles Goodwin married - . Children bapt. 
in Berwick. Perhaps he removed to the Penobscot. 

MARY ? in. John Ford. Pub. 15 July 1731. 

CALEB bapt. 28 Sept. 1736. Settled in Bowdoinham and his son Caleb 
lived in Castine and Bangor. 

MARGARET bapt. 28 Sept. 1736; prob. m. Nathaniel Bartlett of Exe- 
ter. X. H. 

DANIEL bapt. 28 Sept. 1736: m. perhaps. Prudence Wyman in Bruns- 
wick ii March 1758. 

STEPHEX bapt. 28 Sept. 1736. Probably lived in Castine. 

8. Xarhaniel Goodwin married, about 1712, Mary Gyles, as a 
Court record shows. Children bapt. at Berwick. 

AMY bapt. 16 Jan. 1723-4. 

NATHANIEL bapt. 16 Jan. 1723-4: m. Mary White of York. Pub. 12 
X'ov. 1737. 

BENJAMIN bapt. 16 Jan. 1723-4: m. Sarah Hearl or Earl, 27 Aug. 1747. 
He and brother Nathaniel built the Goodwin's Mills in Lyman. Me. 

MARY bapt. 16 Jan. 1723-4 

SOLOMON b. ; m. 5 June 1747, Abigail, dan. of John Hooper; d. 
in Arundel 2 Nov. 1772. 4 ch. 

8. Samuel Goodwin married ( i ) 13 Sept. 1719 Sarah Davis, 
(2) 7 Xov. 1734, Mrs. Judith (Preble) Smith, dan. of Benjamin 
Preble of York. 

SARAH bapt. 7 April 1721. 

GEORGE bapt. 5 Aug. 1722: m. Abigail Avers of York. 14 Dec. 1745. 
BARTHOLOMEW bapt. g Aug. 1724. 
DAVIS bapt. 4 May 1729. 

SARAH bapt. 4 May 1729: in. Moses Butler. 
KETURAH bapt. 27 June 1731. 
Children by second marriage : 

BENJAMIN b. 6 Nov. 1735: m. 19 Sept. 1778 Sarah Cater of Kittery. 
AMAXIAH b. 22 April 1739: in. 11 Nov. 1763 Mary Bracy of York, (2) 
21 Nov. 1778. Sarah, dau. f Mo^e^ and Sarah (Goodwin) Butler. 

10. lames Goodwin married Susanna Durgin before 1718 
and settled in Xewmarket. X. II. He died in r/5/. leaving the 
following .-hildren : 

- Palmer. 

Grandchildren John and Susanna York. 


JAMKS 1>. 1725; ni. Mchitable Lawrence and d. about 1780. His 
children were: 

Robert b. 1756. Had cli., Jose])h Lawrence. Sarab. Betty and Mary. 

Catherine b. 1759: m. Josiah Bennett. 



ji. Thomas Goodwin married, 2 Dec. '1722. .Elizabeth, dau. 
of Thomas and Elizabeth ( Abbot ) 1 hitler. Children bapt. in 

LOVK? bapt. 21 March 1724-5. 

KI.ISMA bapt. g Oct. 1726; in. Sarali . 

THOMAS bapt. 9 Oct. 1726. 

OI.IVK bapt. 28 July 1728: in. Xathan Lord. Jr.. 19 Dec. 1745. 

MOSKS bapt. 27 Oct. 1728: d. 1760. Unm. 

Fi.i/AiiKTH bapt. 6 Sept. 1730; in. Alexander Shapleigh 12 March 1752. 

MARY bapt. 15 April 17.?,?: d. 18 July 1736. 

JAMKS bo-n 17 March 1735: d. 21 July 1/36. 

JAMES bapt. 15 May 1737; m. Sarah Griffith. 17 Aug. 1767. 

DANIEL bapt. 19 Aug. 1739. 

MOI.LIK bapt. 25 Jan. 1740-4-. Unmarried in 1766. 

12. Ichabod (iood\vin married, 25 Aug. 1/29, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Capt. Humphrey Scammon of Saco. Ale. \Yill 7 Dec. 1774-18 
Nov. 1777. Children : 

HANNAH b. 24 July 1730: in. Tristram Jordan 23 Nov. 1749. 

I( HAison I). 17 Aug. 1732: d. 1732. 

HrMPiiRF.Y b. 24 Dec. 1735: d. 26 Aug. 1736. 

MARY b. 24 Jan. 1736-7: m. Foxwell Curtis Cults. (2} Rev. John Fair- 

IciiAiioi) b. 23 Feb. 1739: d. 1739. 

DOMINKTS b. 24 April 1741: m. Hannah Hill. (2) Mrs. Flizabeth 
(Littlefield) Perkins. 

K HAIKU) b. 14 May 1743 : in. Mary Wallingford. 

SAMTKL b. 17 Aug. 1745. I'nin. 

F.I.I/.Ar.KTll 1). 25 Dec. 1748. I'lUll. 

SALLY b. 21 A])ril 1754: in. Temple I light 24 April 1/72. (2) Rish- 
worth Jordan. 

13. lames ( loodwin married Margaret \\allingford and had 
children ba])t. in Berwick. 

MAKCAKKT bapt. 17 Feb. 1741-2: in. Thomas Hodsdoii. Jr.. 30 Oct. 1763. 
MKHITAULK bapt. 20 Apri' 1744: in. Thomas Chadbourne 20 Oct. 1767. 
Jr.DKDiAii liapt. 18 M.-'.y 1746: in. Flannah Finery. 
OI.IVK bapt. 28 May 1740: m. Xehemiah Gray K) March 1770. 


MARY bapt. 4 Feb. 1753; m. Dr. - Hall. 

AMOS W. bapt. 13 April 1755: m. Eunice Getchell. 
SILAS bapt. 8 June 1760; m. Isabella Bragdon, (2) Anna Clement. 
THOMAS bapt. 3 May 1764; m. Anna Goodwin. 

SAMUEL . These two are said to have been taken prisoners in the 
Revolutionary War and to have died in Halifax prison. 

14. Moses Goodwin married ( i ) his cousin, Amy Goodwin; 
his will, 9 May 1769, names wife Ann. Lived in Berwick. 

RACHEL bapt. 14 Dec. 1724; m. Eleazer (?) Clark. 
CHARLES bapt. 14 Dec. 1724. 

KATHERI\E bapt. 14 Dec. 1724; in. Benjamin Austin. 
PRISCILLA bapt. 14 Dec. 1724; m. John Jones. 
AMY bapt. 27 May 1730. Not named in will. 
MOSES bapt. 10 May 1733. Not named in will. 
WILLIAM bapt. 10 May 1733. Not named in will. 
REUBEN bapt. 27 April 1734. Not named in will. 
ANX bapt. 8 June 1735. Not named in will. 

RrTH bapt. 2 May 1735: m. - - Clark. Dau. Mary m. Jacob 


15. William Goodwin married his cousin, Abigail, dau. of 
Daniel and Patience (Goodwin) Stone, and lived in South 

WILLIAM bapt. 22 April 1725: m. Mary Butler. (2) Sarah Stone. 
PATIENCE bapt. 22 April 1725. 
JAMES bapt. 22 April 1725. 

ABIGAIL bapt. 22 April 1725; m. John Guptil 16 Nov. 1749? 
DELIVERANCE bapt. 22 April 1725. 

ELIJAH bapt. 23 March 1726-7: m. Abigail Tarbox. (2) Mrs. Eunice 
(Foy) Hammond. 

JEREMIAH bapt. 4 June 1732: died in infancy. 

SHIPWAY hapt. 4 June 1732; m. Lydia Lord, (2) Catherine Abbot. 


JEREMIAH bapt. 24 Juyl 1737: m. Lydia Thompson, 8 Dec. 1760. 

1 6. John Goodwin married, 12 June 1/15. Patience Wil- 
lonidibv, and had children at South Berwick. 

JOHN m. Martha and removed to Hollis. Me. 

WiLLOKGHiiY m. Lydia Knox and lived in Somersworth, N. H. 

JOSEPH 1). June 1724; m. Elizabeth Warren. 


NATHAN m. Margaret - - and moved to . \rgyle, N. S. 





17. Adam ( Goodwin married Sarah - , (2) Mehitable, 
dan. of Miles Thompson. He was living- in 1763. 

Child In first marriage : 

SARAH bapt. 30 March 1728-9. 

Children hv second marriage: 

SARAH bapt. 29 Dec. 1734: in. Moses Butler 7 Feb. 1750-51? 

Sox bapt. 25 Nov. 1736. 

MOSES bapt. 3 May 1737. 

ADAM bapt. 21 June 1739. 

CHILD bapt. 26 Oct. 1741. 

MEHITABLE bapt. 12 Jan .1734-5: m. Thomas Goodwin. 

DAUGHTER b. 26 Aug. 1746. 

EPHRAIM b. 9 April 1749: m. Miriam Libby 24 Jan. 1779. 

AMY b. 10 Nov. 1752. 

18. Taylor (loodwin married Elizabeth, dan. of Benjamin 
and Mary (Kennard) Xason. Estate administered in 1773. His 
widow married I'eter (irant. 

BENJAMIN bapt. 15 April 1732-3: died young. 
MARTHA bapt. 30 March 1734-5: died young. 
BENJAMIN bapt. 24 April 1737: died young. 
EI.ISHA bapt. 14 May 1/38; m. Hannah Shackley. 
MOSES bapt. 22 Feb. 1740-41. 

MOLLIE bapt. 27 March 1742-3: m. John Abbot, Jr. 
WILLIAM bapt. 19 May 1745: m. Rachel Abbot. 9 Oct. 1765. 
HANNAH bapt. 27 March 1747-8: m. Richard Whitehouse. 
MARTHA bapt. 8 March 1752. 

BENJAMIN- bapt. 3 Nov. 1754: m. Mary Shackley, 8 May 1777. (2) 
Elizabeth Linscott, 2 Nov. 1787. (3) Mrs. Sally (Newell) Bedel. 
JOSEPH bapt. 3 Nov. 1/54: in. Sarah Pritchard. 
EI.IXAKETH b. Jan. 1755: m. Nathaniel Grant 19 Sept. 1773. 

i<;. Aaron (ioodwin married (i) Sarah, dau. of John 
Thompson. (2) Ruth Heal in Portsmouth, X. H., 24 May 1770. 
The last died H) Xov. 1769. He died 6 May 1/71. Lived in 
South Berwick. 

MARY b. ft April 1735: died in infancy. 

MOSES b. 8 May 1737: prob. died young. 

MARY b. 25 May 1/40; in. Pelatiah March, 15 Nov. 1763. 

Aiii(;.\ii, b. 2 June 1/45: m. Zachariah Beal. 

F.HENKXEK b. 9 Aug. i/4~: in. Abigail Hubbard. 

AARON b. 18 Aug. 1754: m. Sarah Hubbard 21 March 1787. 



Elisha, son of Thomas and Elizabeth ( Butler ) Goodwin, mar- 
ried Sarah - - and lived in Berwick. A letter of Noah 
Emery says that an Elisha Goodwin died of small pox in 1757. 
It may have been this Elisha, though tradition says that he was 
killed by a log rolling' over him. Children : 

ROGER bapt. 27 March 1742. 

MEHITABLE bapt. 25 March 1743-4: m. Thomas Goodwin, (2) Amos 

ELISHA bapt. 23 June 1745: m. Hannah Shackley 8 May 1770. 

PATTY bapt. 27 Dec. 1747. 

DANIEL bapt. 18 Nov. 1749; m. Sarah Hobbs. 

THOMAS bapt. i" March 1750-51 : m. Anna Hodsdon. 

JEREMIAH bapt. 15 April 1753: m. Mary Remick 9 May 1760. 

SARAH bapt. 31 Oct. 1756; m. Xoah Johnson. 

OLIVE m. Alexander McGooch. 

ELIZABETH m. William Chadwick. 


Daniel, son of Elisha and Sarah ( ) Goodwin, married 
Sarah Hobbs. They lived in Eliot, where he died 13 Dec. 1811. 
Wife died 22 Oct. 1811. Children: 

NATHANIEL b. 25 July 1771 : m. Isabel Gordon. Settled in Saco. 

DANIEL b. 5 Oct. 1772: died young. 

SARAH b. 9 Dec. 1773: m. John Raitt ; d. about 1852. 

DANIEL b. 27 Eel). 1775; m. Polly Ferguson 3 Nov. 1803: d. 1820. 

ELISHA 1). 22 Aug. 1776: m. Anna Libby 15 May 1797. 

ANNA b. 30 April 1778; m. Thomas Goodwin 10 Jan. 1797. 

THOMAS 1). 21 Nov. 1779: m. Sarah Lord: d. in S. America, a young 

MORRIS 1). 25 Feb. 1781 : m. Dorcas Paul 9 Feb. 1813. 

MOSES, twin to Morris: m. Alice Fernald 19 April 1809, (2) Elsie 

OLIVE b. ."-.o Dec. 1782: m. John Russell 28 Jan. 1811. 

JEREMIAH b. I July 1785: m. Sarah Penhallow, (2) Eli/abeth Emery; 
d. Aug. 1857. 

ABIGAIL h. / Jan. 1787: m. Theophilus Simpson 21 Oct. 1813. 

ELI/AIIKTM b. 11 April i"SS: m. Richard Xeal 21 March 1819. 

RO.SAXNA b. 13 Dec. 1/89: m. Nathaniel Knowlton 2 Jan. 1817. 

JAMES b. 27 April 1791: m. Hannah Ferguson 1815: d. 11 June 1857. 

The Goodwin family is too numerous and widespread to trace 
further in a town history. I have drawn to some extent from 
"Tin- Goodwins of Kittcrv." bv Mr. John Samuel Goodwin of 


Chicago, though evidence has compelled me to differ from many 
of his suggestions. Xo effort has here been made to trace beyond 
the third generation, except one line that lived in Eliot. The 
above scheme does not account for every Goodwin of even the 
first three generations. It may be that Adam and David of the 
first generation left descendants, and it may be that David Good- 
win of X. If. in 1670 was of another family and left issue. Such 
questions are left to the special genealogist. 


The emigrant ancestor of the Goold family was Jarvice Gold, 
who came from the County of Kent, Eng., in 1635, to Hingham, 
Mass. He removed to Boston and died there 27 May 1656, aged 
51 years. His wife's name was Mary whom he outlived. He 
was a cordwainer and had two children. 

JOHX b. 28 July 1646. 

JOSEPH 1). IT March 1649; died young. 

John, son of Jarvice Gold, went to Taunton and married, 21 
Aug. 1673, Mary, dau. of Robert Crosman. He was a trooper 
in King Philip's \Yar in 1675 and a soldier in [682. He outlived 
his wife and died at Taunton, 14 Dec. 171:1. His children were 
Mary, John. Hannah, Joseph, Xathaniel, Mary again, Jabez. Ben- 
jamin, and Elizabeth. Joseph, Benjamin and Elizabeth came to 

Joseph Gold came about 1702, aged about twenty-two. He 
married about 1705 Hethiah, dau. of \Yilliam Furbish, and 
bought in 170*; Treworgy's or Thompson's Point, in the northern 
part of Eliot. The farm is now owned by John Raitt. Joseph 
( iold changed the spelling of his name to Goold, following the 
example of relatives at Taunton. He died TO May 1762. aged 
about 82. Children were: 

MARY 1>. 22 May 1706-7: in. about 1727 Roger Mitchell. 

RKTHIA in. 19 June 1728 Richard Chick, Jr. 

WII.UAM m. 30 Oct. 1/36 Anna Cearles. dau. of Samuel, h. 26 Oct. 1715. 
They moved to Scarhoro. where he was buried 15 May 1751. Children, 
Bethiah hapt. 12 Xov. 1738. m. 26 Dec. 1756 John Xewhegin : William 
hapt. 30 Aug. 1741, a Revolutionary soldier who died 31 May 1777; 


Samuel bapt. 31 Aug. 1741, died young; Samuel bapt. 26 June 1743, a Rev- 
olutionary soldier; Joseph bapt. 10 Aug. 1746, a Revolutionary soldier; 
Patience bapt. 28 May 1749, m. 5 Aug. 1770 Jonathan Mooney and had n 
children; Anna bapt. 28 May 1749. m. 22 Oct. 1771 Nathaniel Seavey. 

SAMUEL m. Sarah - . Lived in Berwick. Will approved 27 July 
1779. Ch., Samuel, who had ch. Ezra and Samuel. The latter m. prob. 
Widow Lovicy (Emery) Gowen in 1807 and lived in Dixmont Me. She 
was dau. of Noah and Elizabeth (Goold) Emery; Mussey 1 m. Elizabeth 
Robinson and had son Obediah who went to Windham and Casco, Me., 
and m. Mary Cook. He was a Quaker preacher, and d. II July 1860. His 
wife d. 21 March 1835. Mary, m. - Jepson. Sarah, m. 28 Jan. 1862. 
Jedediah Morrell. Judith m. - - Brown. 

JOSEPH b. about 1722: m. Ruth Remick. 

HANNAH m. Robert Tidy in 1743. 

SARAH? m. Samuel Chadbourne in 1742. 

Joseph, son of Joseph and Bethiah (Furbish) Goold, m. 23 
Aug. 1749, Ruth, dau. of Joshua and Dorcas (Hill) Remick. He 
served at Louisburg in 1745. Selectman in 1770-72. Lived on 
his father's farm and died about 1797, aged about 75. Children 
were : 

WILLIAM, a Revolutionary soldier and d. in service i Feb. 1782. aged 
about 31. 

JOSEPH b. about 1752; m. 24 Oct. 1773 Lydia, dau. of Abner and Lydia 
(Purington) Lowell of old Falmouth, Me. She was born 22 Dec. 1754 
and died about 1842. He was a Revolutionary soldier and died in 1838, 
aged 87. He had 11 ch.. Joseph. Sarah, Lydia, Mary, Eunice, Dorcas, 
Abner, John, Robert. Charlotte S. and Hannah. 

JOHN b. about 1754: m. 20 Dec. 1781 Margaret, dau. of Joseph Remick. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner and d. 5 June 1840. His 
wife d. 14 Oct. 1843, aged 82. Lived in Eliot. Ch.. Joseph, m. (1)4 Feb. 
1827 Rosanna Goold, (2) 25 Jan. 1829 Betsey Goold, both dans, of Daniel 
Goold. (3) 29 Oct. 1843 Abigail (Wilkinson) Remick, widow of James 
Remick. She m. (3) James Tucker. He had ch. Daniel, John, Margaret, 
Albert. Horace. Sarah, Jane, George A.. Susan, and others who died 
young. Horace went into the navy in the Civil War and was never heard 
from. Sally, living in Eliot in 1839, unm. Olive b. 1790, d. 15 April 1881, 
unm. Ruth b. 1792. d. 20 Dec. 1874. unm. John, served in the War of 
1812. Hiram b. 20 March 1803, m. 31 Oct. 1834. widow Lydia Burnham. 
He lived on his father's farm and d. 2 May 1881. His wife d. 27 May 

'The Ouaker records of Dover, N. H., say that Musey Goold in. 
Martha Frye 28 Sept. 1/51 and had ch. Elihu, Isaiah and Stephen: and 
that Mussey Goold m. Elizabeth Tibbetts 27 Jan. 1768; also that Samuel 
Goold m. Sarah Hanson 22 Aug. 1761 and that Samuel Gould, Jr.. m. Mar- 
garet Hussey 4 Oct. 1761. 


1888, aged 83. They had cli.. Samuel of Everett, Mass.; Mary Olive h. 
1836, 111. O. S. Hall and d. in New York 28 Jan. 1865; Hiram B. of Som- 
erville. Mass., and Edward Franklin h. 1849 and d. 15 April 1889. 

TOIIIAS hapt. 21 Eeh. 17?; m. 1779 Rhoda, dau. of John and Patience 
(Wehher) Hammond of North Yarmouth, Me. She was b. 12 Oct. 1759. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier. He settled in New Gloucester, Me., and 
d. 28 Feb. 1815. His widow in. in May 1825 James Wagg of Danville, Me. 
He died about 1847. Children, Hannah m. Win., Merrill of Pownal, Me. ; 
Samuel in. Anne Grover and had 6 sons and 4 claus. Lived in Cumber- 
land, Me. Rhoda in. Smith. William m. Mary Royal and lived in 
Durham. Me. Elizabeth m. - - Eveleth. Tobias m. Mary Dam and 
lived in Danville, Me., 9 ch. Mary m. Levi Hammond. Dennis m. 
Rhoda Hoxie and had 6 sons and 4 claus. Abigail m. Zebulon Blake. 
Fannie, died young. John in. (i) Louise Potter, (2) Phebe (Frazier) 
Field. A son, Lucien P., b. 15 April 1824. Another son. James, d. in 
J853, aged 23. Clarissa m. 12 June 1836 Arza Bisbee of Lisbon, Me 

RoiiKkr bapt. 21 Feb. 1770. A Revolutionary soldier. 

DENNIS bapt. 21 Feb. 1770. Alive in 1794. 

SAMTEI, bapt. 21 Feb. 1770; m. 28 Aug. 1793. Susannah, dau. of John 
and Susannah Gowen, 1). 20 May 1774. 

HANNAH bapt. 21 Feb. 1770: in. i Feb. 1784 Reuben Ricker. 

RUTH bapt. 21 Feb. 1770: m. 7 April 1792 John Stacy, Jr. 

!>enjaniin (ioold, brother to Joseph and son of John (iold of 
Taunton. was horn there about 1693. He came to Kittery about 


1713. Me bought a house lot in 1/15 in Eliot, on the Berwick 
road a few rods from the junction with the road to Dover, near 
Howard 15. Furbish's house. He bought a small farm at what 
is known as "(ioold's Corner" in 1/19, and here four generations 
of his descendants lived about 1/8 years. He married, 9 Feb. 
1716, Rebecca, dau. of Daniel and Dorothy (Pray) Furbish. 
She was born 19 April 1694 and died in 1/82. He died in 1781, 
aged about 88. He belonged to the Society of Friends. Children : 

BENJAMIN b. 27 Nov. 1717: in. 1/44. Elizabeth Ferguson. 

JOHN 1). ~ Sept. 1721; prob. died young. 

SARAH b. 15 July 1726: m. Smith. 

SAMI-EI. b. 8 Aug. 1728; m. at Wells, 27 Aug. 175.2. Mary Gouch of 
Yarmouth b. about 1729 and d. 7 Feb. 1808. Lived in Wells and Wool- 
wich. Me. A soldier of the Revolution. Died 10 April 1806. Ch.. John, 
Hannah. Lydia, Sally. Betsey. Mary, Rebecca. Samuel, Benjamin. Hannah, 
Eunice and Nathaniel. 

JAMES b. 5 June 1/30; in. 7 Feb. 1750. Elizabeth Nason. (2) Hannah, 
dau. of Rev. John Hovey. Lived in Arumlcl. Soldier in Sir William 
Pepperrell's regiment in 1757 and was in the expedition to Canada that 
vear. Died at Biddeford in 1810. Widow m. 1812. Col. Caleb Emery. 


James Goold had twenty children, Benjamin, James, who was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier and settled in Limerick, Me., Elizabeth, Mary, Joseph, 
Hannah, John, Benjamin, Lyman, Alexander, Thomas F., Lydia, Eben- 
ezer of Parsonsfield, Samuel, Samuel again, Abel and five others. 

NATHANIEL b. 6 Aug. 1732; m. 1751, Abigail Goodwin and lived in 
Wells. Served in the Canada expedition of 1757. The names of his 
children are uncertain, but the Wells town and other records mention 
Thomas, a Revolutionary soldier ; Noah m. Abigail Hanscom 5 Oct. 1780 
and d. in 1780, having lived in Coxhall ; Hannah m. 16 June 1783 Alexan- 
der Thompson of Berwick; Samuel of Coxhall m. 18 Sept. 1790 Sarah 
Maddox of Wells: Abigail m. 25 March 1793 Jotham Wells of Wells; Bar- 
tholomew m. 29 March 1798 Mary Goodwin of Wells; Nathaniel of Wells 
m. Hannah Keazer of Parsonsfield in 1800: William of Wells m. Mary 
Kilham of Dover in 1804. 

DANIEL b. 5 Nov. 1734; m. 24 Jan. 1759, Susannah Wells of Wells. 
Was at Fort Halifax in 1755 and in the Canada Expedition in 1759. Died 
in 1808. Lived near where Albert Lord now does in Eliot. Ch., Mary 
bapt. 9 Aug. 1761 prob. m. at Wells in 1778 Joshua Gilpatrick and d. before 
1808, leaving children: Hannah bapt. 7 Sept. 1763, unm. in 1809; Daniel 
bapt. 6 Dec. 1768 m. 15 Oct. 1797, Patty (or Polly) Lord. He lost his 
mind and his son Daniel was appointed his guardian in 1837. Daniel 3d 
m. and had ch. 

Benjamin Goold. Jr., son of Benjamin and Rebecca (Furbish) 
Goold, married in 1744 Elizabeth, dau. of Daniel Ferguson. He 
lived on the old farm at Goold's Corner as a farmer and cord- 
\vainer. Died in March 1806. aged 88. and was buried on the 
farm. Children : 

ABIGAIL b. 19 Dec. 1/44: in. 1786. James Hartwell of Sanford. 

JOHN 1). 8 Jan. 1746-7; m. about 1778. Eunice Pennell, dau. of Clement 
and Ruth (Riggs) Pennell. Went to what is now Portland before the 
Revolution and d. pYob. 17 Oct. 1846. Wife was living at age of 87. Ch., 
Eunice, Clement. Samuel. Sarah. Clarissa, Betsey, Abigail and William. 

BKXJAMIX b. 15 Sept. 1/47: m. Pliebe Noble. See below. 

EI.I/AHKTH b. 19 March 1749: m. I Dec. 1774 Noah Emery: d. 24 May 
181 1. 10 ch. 

DAXIEL b. about 1750: m. Mary Goold. See below. 

ALHXAXKKK 1). Aug. 1751 ; m. Margaret Emery. (2) Betsey Shorey. 
See bel'\v. 

r.enjamin. son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Goold, 
married. 24 Dec. 17/5. Phebe, dau. of Xathan and Mary (Gray) 
Xoble of Gray, Me. She was born 15 May 1749. Her father 
was a soldier at Louisburg in 1745 and was in the army in 1757. 
1758 and 1759. He served at the siege of Boston in 1776, was in 


the battles of Hubbardton and Stillwater and was killed at Sara- 
toga on the British works, 7 Oct. 1777, in his 55th year. His two 
sons served in the army. Benjamin Goold was a Quaker and 
went to old Falmouth in 1768, and in 1774 to Windham, Maine, 
where he became a prosperous farmer. Died 12 Nov. 1807, aged 
60. Wife died 19 Feb. 1817, aged 67. They were buried on their 
son Xathan's farm. Children: 

SIMEON 1>. 4 July 1776; m. Bethiah Osgood about 1801 ; d. 22 Dec. 1835 
in Portland. 5 ch. 

NATHAN 1>. 10 April 1778; m. 13 March 1803, Miriam Swett, (2) 27 
Doc. 1807. Betsey, dau. of James Gowen, who was brought up in the old 
Shapleigh house in Eliot. Nathan Goold was a prominent and respected 
man at Windham when he died, 5 April 1823. His son, Hon. William 
Goold of Windham, was the writer's father. 

DANIEL b. 10 July 1780: d. 28 March 1798. 

BETSY b. 3 Nov. 1782; m. 20 Dec. 1807 Ephraim Hodgdon of Windham. 

MARY b. 21 Dec. 1784; m. 28 March 1814. Win. Pitt Freeze: d. 16 April 
1839 in Sandwich, N. H. 

E'/.R\ b. 7 May 1787: died young. 

K/KA 1). if> March 1789; m. Betsey Shane; d. 22 Sept. 1818 in Windham. 
Two children died in infancy. 

AHNEK b. 21 Aug. 1792. Went away and never heard from. 

Daniel, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth ( Ferguson ) Goold, 
married, 27 March 1783, his cousin, Mary, dan. of Daniel Goold, 
senior. He was a Revolutionary soldier and pensioner. Died at 
Eliot 31 Dec. 1825, aged 76. In 1820 he had the following living 
children : 

TXIKANNAH b. about 1784. 

DEPENDENCE b. about 1786 ;- d. in 1823. 

ROSANNAH b. about 1/95; m. 4 Feb. 1827 Joseph Goold. his first wife. 

BETSEY b. about 1796; m. 25 Jan. 1829. Joseph Goold, his second wife. 

POLLY b. about. 1803; unm. 

Alexander, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Ferguson) Goold, 
married 27 July 1777. Margaret, dau. of Daniel Emery. (2) 9 
Nov. 1806, Betsey, dan. of Joseph Shorey. She died about 
1866, aged 99 years. 8 mos. He died at Goold's Corner 19 April 
1844. aged 92 years, 8 mos. Was a soldier and marine in the 
Revolution. Children : 

ALEXANDER b. about 1/78; m. Rebecca Hatch and went to Xew Port- 
land. Me. 

DANIEL b. about 1/80: m. Lucy Hatch: d. in Sanford. Me. Served in 
the War of 1812 and was captured by the British. 4 ch. 


BENJAMIN b. 3 Dec. 1782; m. about 1805, Deborah Hatch, who d. i 
March 1862, aged 72. He d. 14 Nov. 1865, aged 82. Lived in Windham 
and Denmark, Me. 9 ch. 

ELIZABETH b. about 1785; m. - - Berry; d. at Tamworth, N. H. 

JOHN b. about 1788; m. - . Privateer in War of 1812 and 

a prisoner in Dartmoor prison. Died in New Orleans. 

SARAH b. about 1790; m. 1809, Edmund Fitzgerald of North Berwick. 

JONATHAN b. 23 Sept. 1793; m. 4 Aug. 1816, Charity Graffam, dau. of 
Enoch of Windham, who d. 3 March 1848, aged 53: (2) April 1859, Mrs. 
Sarah R. (Graffam) Cobb of South Portland, Me., who d. i May 1894, 
aged 86. He d. in South Portland 5 Jan. 1875, aged Si, having lived in 
Windham and Denmark, Me. 10 ch. 

NATHANIEL b. about 1796; m. 21 April 1821 Dorcas Varney of Wind- 
ham. Lived in Denmark, Me. 2 ch. 
Children by second marriage : 

CHARITY b. about 1807; d. in 1825. 

IVORY b. 28 July 1809; d. 15 March 1896. Unm. 

JAMES b. 17 June 1812; d. 16 Nov. 1897. Unm. He and brother Ivory 
lived at Goold's Corner and were the last descendants of Benjamin Goold 
who lived in Eliot. 


15 Marcli 1788 Mary Goold and Meads Furbish. 

5 Aug. 1781 Win. Guide of Marblehead, and Hannah Smart. 

27 Oct. 1783 Wm. Guide and Olive Scrigens. 

27 Aug. 1791 Wm. Goold and Margaret Ricker of Berwick. 

3 Dec. 1792 Wm. Goold of Kittery and Mary Holmes of Berwick. 

27 Sept. 1792 Ebenezer Goold and Catherine Smith. 

20 Jan. 1787 Abigail Goold and Nathaniel Low. 

16 Feb. 1802 Lucy Goold and Nathan Grant of Rochester. 
5 Sept. 1806 Samuel Goold and Louisa Gowen. 

This, as the reader may have already guessed, was prepared 
by the well-known historian, Xathan Goold of Portland. Me., who 
adds, "Let us hope that the members of the Goold family of old 
Kittery improved the talents given them. As the Greek historian, 
Thucydides, said, over two thousand years ago, "Justice and 
decency require that we should bestow on our forefathers an hon- 
orable remembrance." 


Richard Gowell signed a petition from Kittery in 1679. Tra- 
dition says that he came from Wales. Tie married Hannah, dau. 
of Christian Remick. Died in 1730, as his will shows: Children: 

RICHARD b. 28 Aug. 1685; m. Hannah d. s. p. 1744. 
LYDIA b. 9 Oct. 1692; m. Samuel Adams of York. 


WII.IAM 1). 28 Jan. 1694; m. Lyclia Parker. 

JOHN h. 12 Sept. 1697; m. 24 Nov. 1717, Elizabeth, dau. of Edward 
Policy of Portsmouth ; d. before 1743, leaving son Richard b. 8 Jan. 1729-30. 
TAMISIN b. m. Thomas Han scorn. 

MARY b. - ; m. Job Hanscom. 

SARAH b. ; m. Chase. 

HANNAH b. - ; m. Taylor. 

William Gowell married, 25 Xov. 1714. Lydia Parker, prob- 
ably of Portsmouth. Children recorded: 

RICHARD b. 18 Dec. 1715. 

PARKER b. 28 Feb. 1718-9; m. Dorcas ; lived in Berwick; d. in 
1772, leaving ch.. John, Benjamin, Sarah, Wentworth, Sally Nock, and 
Molly Hodgdon. 

JOHN b. 20 Nov. 1720; m. Hannah Fernald. 

BETTY 1). 5 Feb. 1722-3; m. about 1747, Abraham Adams of York. 

WILLIAM b. 25 June 1725; died young. 

MARY b. 6 March 1716-7; m, about 1754, Daniel Merritt of York. 

SARAH 1). 20 Sept. 1729. 

CHARLES b. 3 Feb. 1731-2. 

WILLIAM 1). 8 July 1737; m. Rebecca Cole. 

Ricbard. perbaps son of Jobn and Elizabeth (Policy) Gowell, 
born 8 Jan. 1729-30, married, <.) Jan. 1752, Iveziah, dau. of James 
and Hannah (Rogers) Fernald. She married (2) Timothy 
Hanscom. Children : 

JOHN 1). 25 Dec. 1754: m. 5 Dec. 1776, Eleanor, dau. of Joseph and 
Catherine (Staples) Hill. Ch., Richard b. 4 Sept. 1777, and Katharine b. 
26 Nov. 1/79. Roth married and moved to Minot, Me. 

HANNAH b. 19 Oct. 1757. 

Capt. John (io\vell married Hannah, dau. of William and 
Hannah (Scavey) Fernald. An earlier marriage may have been 
to Mary Adams of York, 20 Aug. 1748. Tradition says that he 
died at sea about i/6c). Children: 

ELI/AHKTH m. Ichabod Cole, 8 Xov. 1770. 
MARY bapt. i May 1/57; m. William Brooks. 
SARAH bapt. 24 Aug. 1760; m. William Lydston. 

HANNAH bapt. 12 Aug. 1/64; m. Joseph Foster 2 July 1780: widow 
in 1/83. 

William, son of William and Lydia ( Parker) Gowell, married 
Rebecca Cole, who was born 5 July 1737. He died at the age of 
64. Children : 

CHARLES b. 16 June 1760. 

REBECCA b. 23 July 1/62; died young. 


ELIZABETH b. 13 July 1765; d. 29 July 1774. 
ESTHER b. 13 July 1765. 
LYDIA b. 29 Aug. 1770. 

WILLIAM b. 23 Nov. 1773; d. 30 Sept. 1851; m. Annie Trufant. 
JOHN b. 26 March 1776; m. Asenath Southard. See Hist, of Litch- 
field. Me. 

PARKER b. 23 Jan. 1782; d. 29 Dec. 1802. 
MARY b. 13 Sept. 1785. 


William Gowen, sometimes called Smith because the word 
Gowan means a smith, was a carpenter, probably from Scotland. 
He first appears in Kittery in 1666. He married, 14 May 1667, 
Elizabeth, dan. of Nicholas Frost. Was granted a house lot in 
16/0. Died 2 April 1686. His widow, born 10 May 1640, was 
living in 1733. Their children were: 

1. NICHOLAS b. 1667; m. Abigail Hodsdon. 

2. JOHX b. 19 Nov. 1668; m. Mercy Hammond. 
WILLIAM b. about 1672; killed by Indians 12 Oct. 1691. 
EI.IXAHETH b. about 1673: m. n Feb. 1694 Alexander Ferguson. 
JAMES b. 29 March 1675; m. Mary - . Lived in Wells. 
MARGARET b. 15 Nov. 1678: m. 17 March 1695 Daniel Emery; d. 21 

Nov. 1751. 

LEMUEL b. 9 Feb. 1680: m. Sarah . Lived in Boston in 1715. 
SARAH b. 30 March 1684: m. 1(198. Wm. Smith of Berwick. 

r. Nicholas Gowen married Abigail, dau. of Benoni Hodsdon 
of Berwick. He served in his younger days as an Indian scout. 
He was admitted to practice as an attorney at a court held in York 
6 April 1703. Was representative to General Court in 1709, He 
died about 1742. His wife survived him. 

ABIGAIL b. 12 April 1695, m. 14 Feb. 1712-3 Miles Thompson. 
ELIXAHETH b. 5 July 1697; m - Joseph Hart of Berwick 8 Dec. 1718. 
MARGARET b. 19 March 1699; m. Abraham Lord 10 April 1717. 
HESTER b. 20 Nov. 1701 : m. 19 Feb. 1726-7 Hugh Ross. 
NICHOLAS b. 12 Nov. 1703: d. perhaps before 1733. 

3. WILLIAM b. 4 April 1/05; m. Jane Gowen. 

PATRICK b. 30 March 1/07; m. Miriam Shackley. Sons, Samuel, who 
died at Fort Ticonderoga in 1758. and Patrick, who m. Abigail 
and lived in Lebanon. Me. 

ANNA b. 29 June 1/09: m. 9 Dec. 1724 Richard Thurlo, son of Jona- 
than and Mary of Newbury, Mass. Seven children. 

4. JAMES b. 14 Feb. 1715: m. d) Anna Smith; (2) Lois Woodbridge. 


2. John Gowen married, about 1690, his cousin Mercy, dau. 
of Joseph and Catherine ( Frost) Hammond. Planter, sea-cap- 
tain, land surveyor, and selectman. Died 9 Jan. 1732-3, aged 64. 

DORCAS 1). 13 Aug. 169.2; in. Moses Riggs of Gloucester, Mass. 

WILLIAM 1). 27 April 1697; d. 7 July 1713. 

GEORGE 1). 10 Aug. 1696; d. 30 June 1712. , 

JOHN 1). 24 May 1698; m. i Feb. 1719-20 Elizabeth, dau. of Alexander 
and Kli/abetli ( Gowen ) Ferguson. Had at least one child, Jane, h. 23 
Sept. 1721. 

MERCY b. 27 Jan. 1700-1. 

JOSEPH b. 28 Nov. 1703. Lost at sea? 

JANE b. 13 May 1706; m. 26 June 1724, William Gowen. 

LEMUEL b. 22 Sept. 1709; m. 25 Jan. 1731-2, Judith, dau. of Nathan 
Lord. Died at sea about 1738, leaving children not named in his will. 
One of them was John b. 20 Nov. 1732. Widow m. 22 Dec. 1748 Abel 
Moulton of York and had 4 children. 

WILLIAM b. 14 July 1715. Sea captain at Charlestown. Mass., in 1746. 


3. William Gowen married, 24 June 1724, his cousin Jane 
Gowen. He was a scout in John Wheelwright's Co. in 1722. 
Died in 1748. Widow died in Boston 20 Sept. 1750. Children: 

5. WILLIAM b. 3 March 1727; m. Abigail - . 

NICHOLAS b. 4 May 1/29; m. Keziah Cole of Wells. Pub. 5 Oct. 1751. 

GEORGE b. 15 May 173.3: m. 1755, Abigail Martin. 

MARY b. i Aug. 1736; m. 6 Oct. 1770 Elisha Kingsbury of York? 

6. JOHN b. 18 May 1740; m. Susannah (Wells of Wells 25 Jan. 1759?) 
d. about 1809. 6 children. 

JANE b. 20 March 1742-3. 

4. Hon. James Gowen married ( I ) 29 Xov. 1/38 Anna, dau. 
of XYilliam Smith. (2) before 1769 Lois, dau. of John and Eliza- 
beth ( Xorton) Woodbridge of York. He died about 1781. His 
widow 1). 28 April 1/25, d. about 1813. He was captain, select- 
man twentv years. Judge of the Court of Common Pleas seven 
years. Representative to General Court seven years, and Gov- 
ernor's Council 1770-74. lie was a cornet in the Blue Troop of 
Horse in 1757 and Captain in Jedediah Treble's regiment at Fort 
Ticonderoga in 1758. Children: 

SARAH b. 21 April 1739: m. Moses Hodsdon of Eliot. 
Ar.iGAii. 1). 23 Aug. 1741: ui. John Cole of Wells. Pub. 18 Sept. 1762; 
d. 28 June 1778. 


ELIZABETH b. 18 Sept. 1743; m. 1764, Caleb Emery; d. 17 Aug. 1799 
in Sanford, Me. 

PHEBE b. 6 Feb. 1746; m. Joseph Came of York in 1763; d. 26 Sept. 
1835 at Moultonboro, N. H. 

ANNA b. 8 May 1750; m. Col. Joseph Hubbard of Wells; d. 18 Aug. 

MARY b. 8 May 1756; m. Gideon Knight of Kittery; d. about 1784. 

LOUISE b. 18 July 1771; m. 23 June 1790, Col. John Shapleigh ; d. 28 
Oct. 1859. 


5. William, son of William and Jane (Gowen) Gowen, mar- 
ried Abigail - . He enlisted in Capt. John Wentworth's 
Company 10 March 1760 and died in the service 29 Sept. 1760, 
aged 33- H C was a mariner. His widow may have married, I 
Feb. 1766, John Hodsdon. 

SARAH 1). 25 Aug. 1752; m. 23 Jan. 1776, at Wells, John Mendum. 

JAMES b. 18 Feb. 1754: m. (i) 5 May 1778 Edna. dau. of Moses Knight 
of Falmouth. She d. 17 Aug. 1814. aged 58. He m. (2) 1815 Mrs. Lucy 
(Staples) Lcighton, who d. 10 Dec. 1738, aged 78. Ten children by first 
marriage. Brought up in the family of his great uncle, Hon. James 
Gowen. Went to Duck Pond, in Westbrook, Me., in 1776. Representa- 
tive to General Court in 1810. Died 26 July 1822. His daughter Betsey 
m. Nathan Goold of Windham, son of Benjamin 3d from Kittery, in 1807, 
and they were grandparents of the Nathan Goold of Portland who fur- 
nishes most of the information for this sketch of the Gowen family. 

ELIZABETH b. 8 Aug. 1755 ; m. 29 Sept. 1881 Simon Lord. Jr. 

6. John, son of William and Jane (Gowen) Gowen, married 
Susannah (\Vells?) He died about 1800. His wife survived 

JOHN b. 13 Jan. 1767; m. 25 Aug. 1799 Lovicy Emery. He d. about 
1806, and she in. Samuel Goold, Jr., 5 Sept. 1806. 

JOSEPH b. 28 Nov. 1769. 

WILLIAM b. 7 Feb. 1772: m. 14 Sept. 1794 Abigail Moore; d. in Eliot 
about 1817. 

SrsANNAH 1). 30 May 1774; m. 8 Aug. 1793 Samuel Goold. 

SARAH b. 10 April 1776: m. 2 Sept. 1798 Noah Emery. 

MOLLY b. 22 Nov. 1780. 

A William Gowen y\ married in 1748 Judith Wittam. He 
may have been son of John who married Elizabeth Ferguson. He 
settled in Sanford, Me. The following children are recorded: 

EZEKIEL b. 9 May 1749; m. 1771 Abigail Webber of York. 
STEPHEN b. 17 June 1753. C'f. Hist, of Sanford. pp. 76. 463. 


JUDKY b. 2 July 1757, hapt. 17 Jan. 1768. 
JENNIE bapt. 17 Jan. 1768. 
NAOMI bapt. 17 Jan. 1768. 
MARY bapt. 17 Jan. 1768. 


M. 27 June 1752 William Gowen and Mary Chick. 

M. 25 Dec. 1777 Lemuel Gowen and Sarah Heard. 

M. 26 Aug. 1781 John Gowen and Sarah Libby, both of Berwick. He 
d. 1807. leaving children: James. Isaac, and Abigail who m. 13 May 1801 
Humphrey Lord. 

M. 13 Feb. 1763 Richard Gowen and Olive Paul, in Berwick. 

M. 9 April 1781 David Gowen and Joanna Gubtail, in Berwick. 

M. 30 July 1809 Nathaniel Gowen and Sally Gowen. in Berwick. 


James (irant signed a petition from York in 1660. He and 
Peter Grant were presented at court in i66r for not going home 
to their wives. James is said in an old manuscript to have been 
"'taken in arms for Charles I." and to have been "banished by 
Cromwell." He is called in old records "The Scotchman," to dis- 
tinguish him from another James Grant, "the drummer." James 
Grant the Scotchman, died about 166^. leaving wife Joan and 
daughter Elizabeth, who became the third wife of \\'illiam Earl 
senior of Berwick. Widow Joan married Peter Grant of 

A James Grant of Berwick made his will in 16/0, and died 6 
Nov. 1683, leaving widow Elizabeth, who was dan. of James 
Everell of Boston, s. p. 

James Grant of York died in 1693. This was probably "the 
drummer." His widow Hannah married Samuel Johnson in 1694. 
This James left two sons, whose names are not given in his will. 
They were probably : 

JOHN' m. Dorothy Milbury in 1702. 

JAMES in. Patience, dau. of Matthew Austin. Children: 

James b. 4 Jan. 1708-9: m. Mary. dau. of Joseph Moulton. 

Peter b. 4 Dec. 1710: m. Hli/aheth. dau. of Joseph Moulton. 

Joshua b. 9 Oct. 1712: m. Mercy - . 

Joseph b. 27 Oct. 1719: d. 21 May 1729. 

Daniel b. 26 May 1723: m. (11 Abigail, dau. of John Kingsbury, 
(>} Elizabeth Savward. 


Peter Grant bought land in Kittery of James Emery, 21 Oct. 
1659. In 1674 he had a grant of 120 acres in the vicinity of York 
Pond. He married, about 1664, Joan, widow of James Grant of 
York. His will was made in 1709, and his estate was appraised in 
17 1 2. Children: 

PETER m. Mary, dau. of Wm. Thomas of Cape Porpoise (who m. 
Mary, dan. of John Barrett). He was a fisherman of Newcastle, N. H. 

1. WILLIAM m. (i) Jane Warren, (2) Martha Nelson. 

2. JAMES 1>. 1762; m. (i) Mary Nason. (2) Rachel Stone. 
ALEXANDER b. 1674. Living in 1735. 

DANIEL, named in will. 
GRIZEL m. John Key, Jr. 
MARY m. Joseph Pray. 
HANNAH, unm. in 1721. 

1. \\ illiam, son of Peter, and Joan Grant, married (1)4 Aug. 
1690 Jane, daughter of James and Margaret Warren. (2) 26 Dec. 
1795 Martha, daughter of Charles Xelson. His will, made 24 
May 1721. was probated 22 Oct. 1722. Children: 

JANE h. 26 Dec. 1692, not named in will. 

3. WILLIAM b. 27 July 1696; m. Abigail Kennard. 
ALEXANDER b. i Aug. 1699. Living 1732. 
MARY b. 17 Oct. 1701. not named in will. 

MARTHA 1). 18 Dec. 1704: m. u Pel). 1724 Epraim Wentworth? 

4. CHARLES bapt. 19 July 1719. named in will ; m. Keziah . 

2. James, son of Peter and Joan Grant, married (1)6 Oct. 
1693, Mary, dau. of Jonathan and Sarah (Jenkins) Xason, (2) 
before 1/09 Rachel, dau. of Daniel and Patience Stone. He was 
living in 1/35. Children: 

JAMES b. 8 Oct. 1694; d. 15 Pel). 1701. 

5. PETER b. 14 Dec. 1696: m. Lydia Post. 

MARY b. 12 Pel). 1699; m. Andrew Walker 18 Dec. 1718. 
SARAH b. 12 Sept. 1701 ; m. Joseph Austin 29 April 1725. 

6. JAMES b. S Dec. 1703: m. Sarah Joy 9 March 1726. 

DANIEL bapt. 22 May 1709: in. Patience - . Son David bapt. 23 
June 1734. Widow Patience Grant m. Daniel Hodsdon Aug. 1749. 
PI.IAS bapt. 8 June 1713: m. Margaret Goodwin. 
JOSHTA bapt. 10 April 1715. 
RACHEL bapt. 13 June 1717. 
KI.ISHA bapt. 25 Oct. 1719. 
P.I.I IAH bapt. 15 July 1722. 



3. William, son of William and Martha (Nelson) Grant, 
married, 26 Jan. 1671, Abigail, dau. of Edward and Elizabeth 
(Martyn) Kennard. Will, 24 May 1721-27001. 1722. Children 
bapt. at South Berwick : 

SAM TEL bapt.. 24 March 1719-20. 
WILLIAM bapt. 24 March 1719-20. 

AIUCAIL bapt. 3 Nov. 1726: in. Samuel Grover of York. Pub. 29 Dec. 
1744 in York. 

DANIEL bapt. 8 May 17-29: prob. settled in Arundel ; m. Ruth Williams. 

JOSH r A bapt. 26 July 1730. 

KI.I/ABETH bapt. 10 May 1733. 

EDWARD bapt. 8 Nov. 17,33. 

LYDIA bapt. 27 Oct. 1736. 

SAKAH bapt. 27 Oct. 1736. 

MARTIN bapt. 8 May 1740. 

JANE bapt. 12 Sept. 1742. 

5. Peter, son of James and Mary ( Xason) Grant, married 
(]) 24 Feb. 1717, Lydia Eost, (2) Mary (Lord) Stewart, widow 
of Joseph Stewart. He died in 1756. See will. 

MARY bapt. IQ July 1719: in. John Hamilton. 

PETER bapt. 24 July 1/20; in. Mary - . 

SARAH /'apt. 25 April 1723: in. Gabriel Hamilton 17 July 1746. 

LANDERS bapt. 11 Sept. 1726: in. Amy Shorey. 

ALEXANDER bapt. 6 Aug. 1727; m. Margaret Hodsdon. 

DANIEL bapt. 6 Aug. 1727: in. prob. Sarah Cleats 17 Aug. 1748. Ch., 
Elizabeth bapt. 8 April 1752 and may have m. Rev. John Chadbourne 27 
Oct. 1/74: and Sarah bapt. 3 July 1754. 

SILAS bapt. 24 Aug. 1729, not named in will. 

JAMES in. Mary Hodsdon 25 Dec. 1760? Ch.. Molly and Thomas. 

Children by second marriage, besides four who are not named 
in will and prob. died young. 

SAMTEL bapt. 13 Aug. 1745. 

LVDIA bapt. 23 Sept. 1/44. 

DORCAS bapt. 22 March 1741 : m. Wm. Lord 25 Feb. 1761. 

MARTHA hapt. 29 May 1744: m. i/(>7 Calvin Lombard of Gorham. Me. 

GRI//ELL bapt. 2 Dec. 1/46: in. Jeremiah Lord 21 Jan. 1/67. 

4. Charles, son of William and Martha ( Xelson) Grant, mar- 
ried Ke/iah - . She prob. died 22 March 1776. Tate. 
Children were : 

MARY bapt. 8 June 1/35: d. 20 June 1/72. Unm. 
MARTHA bapt. 21 June 1/39. 


SARAH bapt. 8 May 1740. 
KEZIAH bapt. 28 July 1745. 

CHARLES bapt. 29 April 1750 ; m. Miss Sydney Leary 20 Dec. 1772. 

WILLIAM bapt. 6 June 1753. 

6. James, son of James and Mary (Nason) Grant, married 
9 March 1726 Sarah Joy. Children bapt. at South Berwick. 

JAMES bapt. Dec. 1725. 
SARAH bapt. 14 June 1730. 
EPHRAIM bapt. 25 April 1731. 
ANDREW bapt. 30 May 1736. 


John Green had grants in 1648 and 1656. Widow Julian 
signed a deed in 1683. Children: 

KLIZAKETH m. Thomas Abbot. 

MARY m. John Searle. 

JOHX m. Mary Jenkins 12 Sept. 1666. 

SARAH m. Nathaniel Keen 2 Nov. 1688. 

DAUGHTER m. John Jellison and had child in 1680. 

RICHARD m. Susanna . 

Richard Green senior is mentioned in 1663. He and wife 
Susanna deed land, a part of the first John Green's estate, in 1687, 
to their son John. The deed is witnessed by Thomas Green, who 
was taxed at Oyster River in 1659. J onn Green, mariner, son of 
Richard, died before Jan. 1695-6. His only heir, John Green of 
South Carolina, sold land in Kittery, in 1704. Cf. York Deeds, 
IV. 83 and VII. 33. John Green, Jr., was a juryman in 1694, 
Samuel Green, who m. Mary Knight 6 Jan. 1708, "oldest surviving 
son of Richard Green," with wife Mary, deed land to John Ham- 
mond in F739. Richard Green deeds land to son Daniel in 1704. 

Daniel Green married, 31 Oct. 1706, Sarah, dau. of Samuel 
Knight. Will, made and probated in 1749, names wife Sarah and 
children : 

DANIEL 1>. 26 Oct. 1708; pub. to .Sarah Cooper of Xewhury, 15 Feb. 

SARAH b. 22 Oct. 1712; in. John Crocker 10 Aug. 1733. 

SOLOMON b. 9 May 1715; in. Mary Snow 23 Sept. 1736; prob. d. soon 
after. Marl one dau. Lydia b. 21 June 1737, who in. Kphraiin Green 20 
Nov. i/oij. 


EPHRAIM b. 6 May 1718; d. 3 Feb. 1818-19. 

ANDREW b. I Sept. 1720; pub. to Mary Hutchins 19 Jan. 1739. 

MERIBAH b. 30 Marcli 1723; m. Jeremiah Whittum, 20 Dec. 1750. 

The following- were probably children of John and Mary 
(Jenkins) Green : 

MARY b. 4 Oct. 1672. 

ELI/ABET!! b. 22 Jail. 1674. 

HANNAH b. 8 Jan. 1677. 
JOHN b. Jo July 1680. 
LYDIA b. 19 Dec. 1683. 
SARAH b. 29 Sept. 1686. 

The following were children of Andrew and Mary (Hutchins) 
Green : 

HANNAH bapt. 27 Sept. 1741. 

MARTHA? bapt. Dec. 1741. 

ABIGAIL bapt. 22 March 1746: m. George Fernald 9 Nov. 1772? 

ELEANOR bapt. 10 June 1750. 

Si'SANXAii bapt. 14 June 1752. 

MARY bapt. 18 July 1756; m. Daniel Johnson 29 April 1773? 

OLIVE bapt. 30 May 1764. 

DORCAS bapt. 7 Aug. 1768. 


Tradition says that George Grey came from Ireland. That 
means that he was a Scotchman from Xorth Ireland. He wit- 
nessed a deed in 1659 and had a grant of 60 acres in 1671. He 
then had a family in town and wife Sarah. Will, 31 March 
1692-30 Aug. 1693. Children: 

ROHEKT 1). 1680: m. 12 June i/oi, Elizabeth Goodwin (of York?) 
GEORGE, in captivity in 1692; m. Mary. dan. of Ephraim Joy. Ch., 

Ephraim b. 7 March 1725-6. d. 28 Jan. 1728; George b. 28 Dec. 1727; 

Robert b. 16 Dec. 1/30: Robert again b. 22 Nov. 1734: Joshua b. 13 Dec. 


ALEXANDER in. Elizabeth, dau. of Francis Harlow. 

JAMES in. (i) a daughter of Francis Ilarlow. (2) 30 Aug. 1711 Martha, 
dau. of Mo^es and Abigail (Taylor) Goodwin. He died in 1726. Ch., 
.Martha. Francis. Moses. Taylor. James. Alexander and Mary, all bapt. 
i ; Sept. 1727. 


Robert Grey 1 married (i) Elizabeth Goodwin, (2) Elizabeth, 
dan. of James Freathy of York. Folsom says he died in 1771, 
aged 91. Another authority says he died 5 May 1748. Children 
by first marriage, recorded in Kittery. 

SARAH b. 9 May 1702. 
GEORGE b. 17 April 1703. 
JAMES b. 12 April 1705. 

Children by second marriage, recorded in York : 

JOHN b. 10 June 1707; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Nathaniel Winslow. Son 
James b. 22 Feb. 1742-3. 

RUTH b. 27 March 1710. 

JOSEPH b. 10 Aug. 1712; m. Sarah, dau. of Moses Stevens of Kittery. 
Daughter Sarah b. 8 March 1734-5. 

JOSHUA b. 17 Nov. 1714. 

MERCY b. 29 Nov. 1718; m. Jonathan Sargent. 

Children of Alexander and Elizabeth (Harlow) Grey. She 
was made administratrix of his estate 7 April 1725. 

JOHN b. 29 July 1708; m. Elizabeth Goodwin. Ch.. James bapt. 19 
May 1717: Ebenezer bapt. 2 Sept. 1733: Dorcas bapt. 2 Sept. 1733; John 
bapt. ii May 1735: Abigail bapt. 27 March 1736-7; Patience bapt. 20 
July 1740. 

ALEXANDER b. 13 Nov. 1712. 

NEHEMIAH bapt. 7 Oct. 1711. 

TIMOTHY bapt. 16 Nov. 1712. 

Ar.iGAii. b. 28 Dec. 1716. 

LYDIA b. 21 Dec. 1718. 

EBENEZER bapt. 28 Feb. 1719-20. 

DANIEL bapt. 12 June 1726: m. Mary Walker 5 Dec. 1745. Ch.. Daniel 
and John. 

ANNE, spinster in 1749. 

: Ch. of Robert and Jannet Gray bapt. in S. Berwick: James 15 Sept. 
1723: Robert 18 Sept. 1720; Mary 15 May 1726; Sarah 16 July 1732. 

Alexander Grey married Abigail - , (2) 28 May 1747 
Keziah \Yarren. Children : 

MILES bapt. 4 June 1736: m. 2\ Nov. 1756 Sarah Percy. Ch.. Abigail 
and Dominicus. 

ALEXANDER bapt. 4 June 1736. 

KEZIAH bapt. 10 April 1748. 

James Grey married Mary Hamilton Jan. 1746 and had 
children : 

C.u.Eii bapt. 7 Sept. 1750. 
MARY bapt. 7 Sept. 1750. 


JAMES bapt. 7 Sept. 1750. 
JONATHAN bapt. 1753. 
MARTHA bapt. 30 March 1755. 


Hugh Gunnison, according' to tradition, was born in Sweden 
about 1610. He was in Boston in 1634, a vintner, "servant to 
Richard Bellingham." In 1651 he sold his inn, called "King's 
Arms," and brew house and moved to Kittery, where he kept an 
ordinary in 1652. He was Deputy to General Court and Associate 
Judge of the Court of Common pleas. He is last mentioned 4 
July 1659 and died before 20 July 1660. His first wife, Elizabeth, 
died 25 Nov. 1645. He married (2), 23 May 1647, Sarah, widow 
of Henry Lynn 1 and dau. of William and Alice Tilly. A deposi- 
tion made 29 June 1670 gives her age as about 51 years. She 
married (3) about 1660 Capt. John Mitchell of the Isles of Shoals 
and (4) Surgeon Francis Morgan. She was living in 1673, 
Children of Hugh Gunnison by. first marriage: 

SARAH b. 14 Dec. 16,37; ni - Lewis Tucker; d. 1666. 

ELIZABETH b. 25 Pel). 1640. Either she or Elizabeth Lynn in. (i) 
William Seely, (2) Thomas Cowell. 

DEBORAH bapt. 25 July 1642. "aged about 7 days ;" m. John Ingersoll. 

Children by second marriage: 

HESTER bapt. 20 Dec. 1647; m. perhaps, William Rogers, though he 
may have m. one of the daughters of Henry Lynn. 
JOSF.I'H" b. 31 Jan. 1649. 
Eunr b. 14 Dec. 1649. See below. 

'Henry Lynn was living at York in 1640. He died in 1646 in Virginia, 
whither he had gone with a cargo. The court records says that he left 
a wife and four children, at Pascataqua in a "very mean condition and 
very hardly able to subsist." His house and lot in Gorgeana were ordered 
sold. His children are registered in Boston: 

SARAH b. 20 June 1636. 

EU/ABETH b. 27 Jan. 1638: living in 1654. 

EPIIRAIM b. 16 Nov. 1639: m. Ann, dau. of Capt. Richard and Deborah 
Lockwood. He was living in Portsmouth in 1680. 
REBECCA b. 15 Dec. 1(145. 

"The Gunnison Genealogy says Joseph was unmarried and that he was 
the sentinel who shot Mrs. Grace Wentworth 27 Sept. 1707. Now Mary 
Gullison. called also Gunnison in the will, received an inheritance in the 


Elihu, son of Hugh Gunnison, married (i) 10 Nov. 1674, 
Martha Trickey. probably dau. of Francis Trickey, who lived next 
to Gunnison in Kittery. His second wife's name was Elizabeth, 
and it is quite certain that she was the widow of John Skillin, since 
Elihu Gunnison, Jr., calls her son, Josiah Skillin, his brother. 
York Deeds. VII. 231 and IX. 115. Elihu Gunnison lived in 
Sheepscot, Falmouth and Kittery. Was a shipwright. Served as 
selectman, deputy to General Court, and justice of the peace. 
Was living in 1729. Children : 

ELIHU b. about 1676. See below. 

CHILD b. about 1677. killed by Indians. 

PRISCILLA b. about 1679; m - Nicholas Weeks, 7 May 1700. 

MARY b. about 1681 ; m. Joseph Weeks. 

SARAH probably m. in Boston, 14 March 1700, John Follet. 

Children by second marriage : 

JOSEPH b. 14 Oct. 1690. See below. 

ELIZABETH b. 15 June 1694: m. John Walker. 24 Jan. 1714-5; d. 4 Dec. 


Elihu Gunnison, Jr., married ( i) 6 Dec. 1705, Mary Rawlins 
in Boston, quite certainly dan. of Benjamin and Eunice ( ) 
Rawlins. and granddaughter of Thomas and Anna ( ) 

will of John Hill, in 1682. York Deeds. V. 18. She is mentioned in a 
deed, dated 4 June 1686, as owner of land on Champernowne's Creek, 
next to James Foy. York Deeds. VII. 204. This Mary Gunnison can 
be accounted for only as wife of Joseph. It may be that a daughter 
Sarah married John Amee. Sarah Amee. "widow and spinster," sold to 
her son Stephen Amee, i Jan. 1753. land on Champernowne's Creek that 
seems to correspond to land mentioned in above deed," which land was 
given by Mr. [or Mrs. The writing is uncertain.] Francis Champernoon 
to my honored mother Sarah Gullison.'' York Deeds. XXXI. 199. My 
theory is that Joseph Gunnison married Mary and left daughter 

Sarah who m. John Amee. and also son Joseph who was the sentinel 
mentioned in 1707. Moreover. I think that this Joseph Gunnison married 
in Boston. 14 April 1719. Susanna Shore and had a son. Shore, son of 
Joseph and Susanna Gumiison. born 12 March 1725. It is printed "Shove." 
This Susanna Gunnison owned the baptismal covenant and was admitted 
to the church at Kittery 4 July 1728. I thought first that the Joseph Gun- 
nison of Kittery. son of Elihu. might have married for second wife 
Susanna Shore, but lie had a son born in Kittery 9 July 1724 and could 
not have had another born in Boston 12 March 1725. 


Rawlins. Sec wills and deeds of Suffolk County. She died 7 
May 1726, aged 42. See page 55. He married (2) 3 Sept. 1730, 
Mrs. Mary (Pepperrell) Whittemore, who was born 15 Sept. 1689 
and died in 1769. He was a shipbuilder and died in 1754. 
Children : 

ELIHU b. 8 March 1706. Thrice married. 

MARY h. 9 July 1709; m. Thomas Homan.of Watertown, Mass., 13 
Sept. 1740. 

BENJAMIN b. 1711. d. s. p. 

JOSEPH b. 3 Oct. 1713; m. Mary Crocker. 

JOHN b. March 1715-6; m. Eunice Fernald, (2) Rebecca Norton. 

EUNICE b. 18 Aug. 1717: m. William Deering, 22 July 1738. 

Joseph, son of Elihu Gunnison, married (i) n Oct. 1715, 
Lydia Burnell in Boston, probably dau. of Samuel Burnell. The 
Gunnison Genealogy says he married Susanna Follet, for which I 
find no authority. I have searched in vain for a Susanna Follet. 
He married (2) 23 Oct. 1729, Elizabeth Lewis, probaly dau. of 
John and Martha (Brooking) Lewis, (3) 18 Jan. 1734, Mrs. Mar- 
garet Nelson, widow of William Nelson of Portsmouth, who m. 
29 Dec. 1726, Margaret Swain. Will. 18 Feb. 1745-18 Oct. 1748. 
Children : 

SAMUEL b. in Boston 28 July 1716; prob. died young. 

JOSEPH 1). in Boston 9 Feb. 1717: m. 3 March 1742-3, Susanna Ayers, 
and had dau. Lydia b. 2 Sept. 1744. He is called Joseph tcrtius and is 
overlooked in the Gunnison Genealogy. June 22 1749 Samuel Burnell of 
Boston sold to Joseph Gunnison late of Kittery for 618 all right to estate 
of his father. Samuel Burnell, late of Boston. Aug. 20 1753 Jonathan 
Burnell of Nantucket sold to 'Joseph Gunnison of Boston, shipwright, all 
right to estate of Samuel Burnell. See Suffolk Deeds. 

Children recorded in Kittery : 

SAMUEL b. 27 Jan. 1720-21 : in. Jane Fernald, (2) Alice Fernald. 

JOHN b. 21 Oct. 1722: m. 1745, Hannah Hammond. Lived in Ports- 

DAVID b. 9 July 1724: m. 16 Jan. 1748, Rachel Ingraham. Moved to 
Halifax, N. S., thence to Conn. 

WILLIAM bapt. 29 May 1726; died young. 

CHRISTOPHER bapt. 9 May 1728. Not named in will. 

BENJAMIN bapt. 24 Feb. 1733. Not named in will. 

MARGARET h. 13 Nov. 1735. Named in will. 

WILLIAM b. 4 June 1737; m. about 1758. Rebecca Sherburne. Lived in 
Gilmanton. N. H. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 29 Aug. 1742. Not named in will. 



Elihu Gunnison, born 8 March 1706, married (i) 18 Aug. 
1729, Elizabeth East wick, (2) 8 June 1738, Jane (called also 
Dorothy) Emerson, dau. of Rev. John Emerson of Portsmouth. 
She was born 17 June 1715. (3) 19 Jan. 1754, Mrs. Mary Ervin 
of Boston. He died after 23 March 1778. Children: 

MARY bapt. 9 Aug. 1730; m. Capt. John Brown. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 2 April 1732: m. Ebenezer Pray. 

MARGERY bapt. 9 Nov. 1732; died young. 

SARAH bapt. 2 March 1734; prob. died young. 

JOHN bapt. 1736; m. 29 Oct. 1764, Margery Irvin. 

RUTH bapt. 24 Feb. 1739; m. Joshua Pray of Portsmouth. 

MARGERY bapt. i July 1744; m. 14 Nov. 1763 Simeon Fernald. 

MARTHA bapt. 29 July 1753: m. Thomas Trundy. 

Joseph Gunnison, born 3 Oct. 1713, married, 22 July 1738, 
Mary, dau. of Dea. Benjamin Crocker of Ipswich, Mass. He was 
a deacon in the church at Kittery Point. He died 5 Dec. 1799. 
Wife died March 1797. Children: 

MARGERY b. 25 July 1739; m. Samuel Norton 18 Feb. 1766. 

MARY b. 12 Jan. 1741 ; m. Jeremiah Mitchell. 

BENJAMIN b. 7 Nov. 1743; m. 9 Aug. 1770 Mary Fernald. (2) 8 June 
1803 Eleanor Fernald. 

ELI lie b. 4 April 1746; m. 25 Oct. 1772. Tabitha Mitchell. Son Elihu 
b. 12 July 1773. 

EUNICE b. 19 April 1748: died young. 

JOSEPH b. 29 Aug. 1750; d. 1790. Unm. 

WILLIAM b. i March 1753: m. Hannah Grant. (2) Polly Tandy. 

AQUILA b. 2 Sept. 1755; died young. 

SARAH b. 23 Dec. 1756: died young. 

ROISERT WHIPPLE b. 5 July 1759: m. Mary Norton. Lost at sea. Son 
Robert b. 25 Aug. 1781. 

EBENE/EK b. 21 July 1763: died young. 

John Gunnison, born March 1715-6, was a farmer of Kittery. 
He married ( i ) Eunice, dau. of James Fernald. Pub. 18 Dec. 
1742. (2) 10 Feb. 1746-7, Rebecca Xorton. Children: 

MARY b. n Feb. 1745: m. Nathaniel Fernald. 

WILLIAM b. 29 March 1748; m. Hannah Norton. Lived in York, Me. 
JOHN b. 22 July 1752: died in 1782. 

JOSIAH b. 22 June 1755: m. Mary Tucker 11 Jan. 1781. 
PELATIAH b. 12 Nov. i/5/; m. Jane Mclntire of York. Pub. 31 Oct. 
1778. s. p. 

EUNICE b. 4 July 1762: m. 19 Aug. 1/84. Capt. Samuel Norton. 
SAMUEL b. 6 Aug. 1768; m. Catharine Norton, (2) Sally Norton. 


Samuel (lunnison, horn 27 Jan. 1720-21, was a carpenter. 
Lived at Kittery, Halifax, X. S., and Goshen, X. H. Died 14 
May 1806. Married ( r) 6 Feb. 1745-6, Jane, dan. of Hercules 
and Sarab (Hincks) Fernald, who died 20 Jan. 1750, (2) 3 May 
1752, Alice, dan. of Fbenezer and Patience (Mendum) Fernald, 
who was born 21 Feb. 1725-6 and died 5 July 1804. Children: 

STSANNA 1). 4 Dec. 1746; in. Edmund Wilson 10 June 1766 

JoKi'H 1). 5 Sept. 1748; d. 20 Feb. 1750-51. 

M.\R(;ARKT b. 16 July 1755: in. 16 June 1774 Dea. Joseph Chandler of 
Goshen. N. H. 

SAM IT.I. 1). 2() May 1757: in. 25 Feb. 1780 Dorcas Cutts. Lived in 
Goshen. X. H. 

Ei'HRAiM .1). 14 Feb. 1759: d. 24 Aug. 1761. 

NATHAXIKL, twin to Kphraim ; in. 14 Jan. 1789, Hannah Batchelder. 
Goshen, X. H. 

DANIKI. b. 29 April 1761 ; in. Ruth Richmond. Lived in East Lemp- 
ster. X. H. 

EIMIRAIM h. 16 July 1766; in. 6 Aug. 1787 Deborah Freeman. 
Goshen, N. H. 

ALICE b. ii Nov. 1769; d. 10 April 1779. 


Thomas Gubtail had a tyrant of 50 acres above Salmon Falls, 
10 May 1703. He and wife Mary sold this to John Shorey, 20 
Oct. 1728. There is no record of any family. 

Nathaniel Gubtail married in Portsmouth - Isselton. X"o 
date is given in the Church Records. It was, doubtless, the 
Nathaniel (inbtail who with Mary his wife had the following 
children baptized in South IJerwick. He was living in 1762. 

MARY born 16 April 1705: in. John Pearce n Feb. 1724. 

WILLIAM bapt. u Nov. 1716; in. perhaps. Hannah . She owned 
the covenant 8 May 1729 and was bapt. with Abigail. Elizabeth and Mary. 
The last in. prob. Joseph Hodsdon 9 March 1/50. 

XATHAMKI. bapt. 11 Nov. 1716; in. Mary Brawn. 

SAMTKL bapt. 11 Nov. 1716: in. Mary - . 

BKNJAMIN bapt. 27 April 1718 in. Elizabeth . 

THOMAS bapt. 26 May 1721 : in. Mary - . 

ALICK bapt. 29 Sept. 172^; m. Peter Grant. 

JOHN bapt. 29 May 1726; in. Abigail Goodwin. 10 Nov. 1749- 


Nathaniel Gubtail, Jr., married Mary, dau. of George and 
Mary (Tidy) Brawn, as a deed shows. He may have mar- 
ried (2) 1 6 Feb. 1764, Sarah Lewis. He died 6 Oct. 1809, aged 
96. Children : 

SARAH bapt. 5 Jan. 1734-5 m. Samuel Furbish 5 Jan. 1764. 

WILLIAM hapt. 16 Sept. 1739. 

MARY bapt. 5 April 1741 ; died young. 

"ELLIS" (perhaps Alice) bapt. 24 April 1743. 

MERIBAH bapt. 12 March 1746-7; m. Stephen Pray 23 March 1769. 

NATHANIEL bapt. 15 Jan. 1744-5: m. Hannah Keays 23 Oct. 1766. His 
children in 1804 were James. William, Nathaniel, David, Lydia, Dorcas, 

GEORGE bapt. 11 Aug. 1751. 

MARY bapt. 24 July 1754: m. Paul Goodrich 26 March 1767. 

Children of Samuel and Mary ( ) 'Gubtail. 

"PEGGE" bapt. 29 Nov. 1741 ; m. Samuel Hooper, Jr., i Aug. 1759. 
SAMUEL bapt. 5 June 1743: m. Mrs. Abigail Libby? Cert. gr. 13 May 
1777. (2) Mrs. Frances Clements of Somersworth ? Cert. gr. June 1784. 
ALICE bapt. 20 April 1748. 
AMY? bapt. 6 Sept. 1751. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth ( ) Gubtail. 

JAMES bapt. 8 Dec. 1741 : m. Mary Stone 21 Jan. 1760. He d. 29 July 
1820. aged 83. She d. 8 July 1821. 
SARAH bapt. 8 Dec. 1741. 
BENJAMIN bapt. 18 Nov. 1744. 
ELIZABETH bapt. 12 March 1746-7. 

WILLIAM bapt. 20 Aug. 1749: m. Dorcas Stone 28 Dec. 1772. 
EUNICE bapt. S April 1752: m. Jonathan Stone 26 April 1773. 

Children of Thomas and Mary ( ) Gubtail. He 

prob. m. (2) Mrs. Abigail Abbot, 30 Aug. 1764. 

EREXEZER bapt. TO July 1/43: m. Sarah Jellison 16 May 1769, prob. m. 
(2) Mrs. Rachel Nowell 9 March 1/79. 

HAXXAH bapt. 12 March 1746-7: m. Scammon Chadbourne. 

KEZIAH bapt. 10 Jan. 1744-5: m. Benjamin Page 6 Aug. 1767. 

DANIEL bapt. 20 May 1/40: born 2 March 1749: m. Sarah Morrell ; d. 
3 May 1815. 

MARY bapt. 3 July 1754: m. Eliphalet Pray 23 Dec. 1773? 

LYIUA bapt. 3 July 1754. 

Children of John and Abigail (Goodwin) Guptail. 

Amj.Mi bapt. 29 Sept. 1751. 

"SrsKF." bapt. 4 Jan. 1753. 

NATHANIEL bapt. 24 July 1/54: m. Mary Chadbourne 20 Feb. 1779. 



Andrew Haley was a fisherman at the Isles of Shoals at an 
early date and was called the ''King of the Shoals." He bought 
land in York in 1662 and sold it in 1684. He marred Deborah, 
dau. of (lowen Wilson. She was made administratrix of his 
estate 2 Dec. 1697. Children were: 

ANDREW m. Elizabeth Scammon. 

WILLIAM m. Sarah - . Had a grant in 1699. Was of Boston in 

DELIVERANCE m. George Berry i Jan. 1702. 

ELIZAISETH in. 1695. John Nelson, (2) William Hoyt. (3) Nicholas 

DEBORAH m. Richard Crockett. 

ANNA m. Richard Wescott. 

RHODA in. Samittl Skillings. 

Andrew Haley, Jr., married, 15 July 1697, Elizabeth, dau. of 
Humphrey Scammon. He had grants in 1694 anc l 1699. His 
will shows that he died in 1725. Widow pub. to Nicholas 
Weeks 14 Aug. 1742. 

ELIZABETH 1). 25 June 1698: m. Peter Lewis 29 Dec. 1726. 

1. ANDREW 1). 22 Jan. 1700; m. Mary Bryar. 
WILLIAM 1>. 17 Feb. 1704; probably died young. 

SAMUEL b. 17 Pel). 1706; in. Grace Lewis 21 Nov. 1733. Sons, Josiah 
1). 9 Feb. 1736. and Samuel bapt. 24 March 1751. 

SARAH b. 7 April 1709: m. Joseph Weeks. Int. Rec. 23 April 1726. 

2. JOHN b. 14 June 1712; m. Margaret Bryar. 

REHECVA 1). - ; m. Charles Smith. Int. Rec. 19 July 1735. Ch., 

Mary b. 20 Aug. 1737; William b. 9 Feb. 1/40; Josiah b. 23 Sept. 1742; 

Sarah b. 16 Feb. 1744: Samuel b. 29 March 1749; Betty b. 15 June 1751; 
Charles b. 28 June 1755. 


i. Andrew, son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Scammon) 
Haley, married, 7 Aug. 1727, Mary, dau. of William and Mary 
(Cutt) llryar. His will, dated 2 Nov. 1775. was probated 25 Jan. 
1776. Children were: 

ANDREW bapt. 7 June 1730; in. Elizabeth Lewis 14 Feb. 1754. Ch., 
Ebenezer bapt. 15 March 1766. m. Temperance Norton 19 Feb. 1789: and 
Susanna bapt. 19 Jan. 1/72. 

EI.I/.AISETH hnpt. 2 April 1734: m. Samuel Neal of Stratham. N. H.. 7 
Feb. 1754. 

JOSIAH b. - . 

PF.LATIAH b. 8 Oct. 1740- m. 1765. Elizabeth Lewis. Son John bapt. 12 
Jan. 1768. See Hi>t. of Brunswick, p. 836. 


SUSANNA m. John Merrill. Esq., of Topsham, Me. 

JOSEPH b. 1738; m. Mary Goodwin of Wells. See Hist, of Brunswick, 
p. 8.36. 

JOHN b. 20 June 1737; m. Mary Malcolm; d. 1816. Lived in Hollis, 

MARY m. - - Runlet. 

DEBORAH m. - - Dokam. 

RICHARD bapt. 5 July 1741 ; m. Mary Leavitt. Settled in Alfred, Me. 
Died 25 June 1829, aged 88. 

2. John, son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Scammon) Haley, 
married Margaret, dan. of William and Sarah (Eastman) Bryar, 
as a deed at Alfred shows. The following 1 were his children : 

4. JOEL bapt. 3 Sept. 1744; m. Lucy Fernald. 
PELATIAH bapt. 3 Sept. 1744. 
SUSANNA bapt. 3 Sept. 1744. 

DOROTHY bapt. 23 May 1746. 

MOLLY bapt. 22 March 1747: m. Arthur Came i Feb. 1766. 

EUNICE bapt. 30 June 1751 ; m. Benjamin Parker 18 Feb. 1773. 

TOBIAS bapt. 15 July 1753. 

SARAH bapt. 17 Aug. 1755. 

LUCY bapt. May 1764: m. Edward Moore 20 Aug. 1785. 

5. ROBERT m. "his cousin." Betsey Parker. (2) 15 Oct. 1780 Martha 
(Jones) Hutchings. 

REBECCA m. Samuel Kingsbury Sept. 1766. 


3. Josiah, son of Samuel and Grace (Lewis) Haley, married 
Susannah, dau. of Moses Hanscom. He was born 9 Feb. 1736 
and died 3 Dec. 1826. She was born 13 Aug. 1/41 and died 20 
Jan. r83r. Children: 

MARY b. 18 Feb. 1773: m. Elihu P. Wilson 4 Nov. 1793. 

6. SAM TEL b. 7 Jan. 1/78; m. Mary Lewis. 

7. THOMAS b. 28 Aug. 1781 ; m. Lucy Lewis. 
WILLIAM 1). 20 May 1783; m. Maria Lewis. 

8. JOSIAH b. 4 Jan. 1/88: m. Hannah Wentworth. 

4. Joel Haley married Lucy, dau. of Tobias and Lucy 
(Lewis) Fernald. Intentions recorded 28 April 1/68. Fie died 
10 Dec. 1798. aged _jf>. She died 10 Aug. 1821, aged 73. 
Children : 

TOBIAS 1). 7 Xov. i/fiX. in. Sally Blaisddl : d. n Nov. 1840. 
SALLY b. 22 Jan. 1771. m. Enodi It. Lewis 18 Nov. 1789? 
EUNICE !>. 9 Oct. 1772. m. James Mclntire 15 Jan. 1792. 
SUSAN b. 5 April 17/4. m. Win. Hooper I Aug. 1793. 
LUCY b. \2 Aug. i77f>. Pub. to Josiah Mclntire 10 Dec. 1803. 


LYDIA 1). 8 June 1780: in. Paul Ford of Lyman 3 Nov. 1806? 

JOEL b. 2 March 1782: m. Lucy Allen 21 July 1805. 

MARIA 1). 24 Nov. 1786; m. John Billings, 3 April 1809. 

JOHN h. 15 Feb. 1788. Settled in Frankfort, Me. 

BETSEY b. 9 May 1790; m. Joseph Wilson. 

JAMES b. 21 Sept. 1792. Settled at Winterport, Me. 

5. Robert Haley married (i) Betsey Parker, clau. of Ben- 
jamin and Mary ((ioogin) Parker, 10 Sept. 1772, said to have 
been his cousin, (2) 15 Oct. 1780, widow Martha (Jones) 
Hatchings. He had four children: 

10. WILLIAM m. Nancy Doane of Scituate, Mass. Pub. 5 Sept. 1807. 
ROBERT b. 22 Dec. 1778: in. 14 March 1802, Nancy Shillaber; 7 ch. 


1 ; I FT II ( i !: X I-: R AT I O X . 

6. Samuel Haley married, 2 May 1800, Mary, clau. of Peter 
Lewis. She was born 18 Aug. 1775. Children: 

11. SAMUEL b. u Aug. 1800; m. Mary Hutchings. 

WILLIAM b. 3 Sept. 1804: m. 15 May 1845 widow Harriet (Bradbury) 
Emery s. p. 

THOMAS b. 29 Aug. 1806: unm. Colonel in the militia. Died May 1867. 
LYMAN b. 22 Jan. 1810; lost at sea. Unm. 
JOSIAH b. 15 April 1813. Unm. 
SALLY b. 27 Oct. 1815. Unm. 

12. BENXING b. 29 July 1818; m. Abbie Emery. 

7. Thomas Haley married, 16 Oct. 1809, Lucy Lewis, sister 
to his brother Samuel's wife. He died 4 April 1863. aged 82. 
She died 13 Jan. 1844, aged 64. Children: 

STSAN m. John S. Leighton of Mt. Vernon, Me., 22 Sept. 1833. 

13. NKWRURY b. 7 Aug. 1812. See below. 

LUCY ANN m. Caleb S. Spinney. 13 Feb. 1845. 

DOROTHY b. 29 Oct. 1815: m. Henry Manson. (2} David Varney. d. 
s. p. 23 Dec. 1891. 

TAMSHX m. John B. Parsons of York 20 Feb. 1845. 
FRANCES m. Ephraim C. Pettegrew 6 Sept. 1855. 

8. Josiah Haley married, 23 Feb. 1820 Hannah, dan. of 
Andrew P. and Sally (Weeks) Wentworth. He died 15 Jan. 
1837 She died 3 Xov. 1860, aged 67 yrs. i mo. 10 days. 
Children : 

JOHN ROGERS b. 21 Dec. 1820; m. Jan. 1858 Mary A., dau. of Hiram 
Moulton of Kittery. d. s. p. 22 July 1864. 

SALLY ANN b. 10 Oct. 1825; d. 28 Jan. 1826. 


WENTWORTH b. 7 July 1828; m. Mercy A. Adams of Kittery 17 July 
1857; d. s. p. May 1872; widow m. (2) Daniel Hutchings and d. 4 
Aug. 1891. 

10. Children of William and Nancy (Doane) Haley. 

LUCY m. (i) 7 Nov. 1826 John Gunnison ; (2) George Williams of 

CAPT. JOHN DOANE b. 1813; m. Mary J. Jones; d. 4 Oct. 1839; wife 
prob. m. 12 Oct. 1845 Theodore Trafton of York and d. 5 Sept. 1847. 
Ch., Sarah A., b-5 Jan. 1835, m. John H. Tuckerman ; Christiana b. 2 Sept. 
1837, m. John W. Stimson 17 July 1759; Alexina b. 20 March 1840, m. 
James E. Chase of Kittery. 

SALISBURY. Went to California. 

ROBERT. Went to California. 


n. Samuel Haley married, 10 July 1822, Mary, dan. of 
Tobias and Mary Hutchings, who was born 6 July 1803 and d. 
3 April 1840. He was a farmer in K'y. Children: 

ANN ELIZABETH b. 22 Nov. 1822 ; m. Mark Sargent. 

THEODORE SARGENT b. 5 Sept. 1824; d. 29 Dec. 1845. 

SAMUEL EDWARD b. 8 July 1827; d. 19 Nov. 1840. 

GEORGE HENRY b. 3 Aug. 1829. 

WILLIAM MARSHALL b. 25 Nov. 1831 ; prob. unm. ; d. 17 May 1890. 

JOHN LYMAN b. 10 Nov. 1833; died young. 

CHARLES STORER b. 3 April 1835. Went West. 

MARY FRANCES b. 11 Aug. 183 ; m. Thomas Bond. 

12. Benning Haley married, 3 March 1846, Abbie B., dau. 
of Enoch and Harriet (Bradbury) Emery. She was born 9 
Jan. 1815 and died 13 Jan. 1872. He died 20 Sept. 1890. 
Children : 

EDWIN 1). 7 Oct. 1848; d. 6 Oct. 1862. 

FRANKLIN b. 5 May 1850; m. 4 March 1879 Oraville M., dau. of Dennis 
and Lucy (Blaisdell) Manson. Ch., Edwin d. in infancy; Lucy F. b. 25 
Dec. 1883 : Bessie C. b. 25 July 1886. 

MARY E. 1). 23 May 1853; d. 30 Oct. 1862. 

13. Xewbury Haley married, (i) 28 Oct. 1838, Elizabeth,, 
dau. of Oliver and Elizabeth ( Remick) Manson. She was born 
30 Jan. 1812 and died 26 April 1845. He m. (2) II June 1847 
Augusta Jane Manson, sister to his first wife. She was born 19 


May 1820 and died 25 Feb. 1900. He died 12 Sept. 1889. 
Children : 

LUCY E. h. 27 Jan. 1839; m. 21 July 1871 Robert Hall of Portsmouth. 

ANNIE L. 1>. 15 June 1841 ; m. 25 Dec. 1862 Calvin Lewis of Kittery. 

GEORGIANA W. 1>. 12 Aug. 1842; m. i Dec. 1861 Edgar Greenleaf of 

LETITIA B. b. 26 April 1845: d. 22 Jan. 1900. Unm. 

NEWBURY W.. twin to Letitia ; m. i Jan. 1878 Annie A. Johnson. Ch., 
Clarence N.. Mabel, Maud. Mamie and Mabel again. 

OLIVER C. b. 15 Nov. 1848; m. 15 Nov. 1877 Mary A. Parsons of Kit- 
tery. Ch.. Ralph b. 20 Aug. 1878. Lives on the ancestral farm in Kittery. 

CARRIE b. 15 Nov. 1856. 

William Haley bapt. as an infant in the first parish, 13 March 
1743, was Lt. in the revolutionary army and Major in the militia. 
He married I i ) X'ov. 1/73, Miriam Fernald, (2) 15 March 1797, 
Miriam Johnson. He died 4 May 1802. Second wife died 
about 1825. A daughter Betsey married Thomas Pettegrew, 2 
July 1802. There was a Dorothy by second marriage. 


19 April 1753 James Haley and Deborah Henderson. 

20 Pel). 1752 Sarah Haley and William Hutchins. 
12 Nov. 1780 John Haley and Martha Hutchins. 
6 Aug. 1816 Nancy Haley and Francis Davis. 

4 July 1819 Lucy Haley and Edmund Hutchings. 

29 Aug. 1820 Susan Haley and George Aronsby. 

2 Fel). 1835 William Haley. Jr.. and Rebecca Ann Goodwin. 

12 Dec. 1849 William Haley, Jr.. and Mrs. Sarah Manson. 

31 Aug. 1847 Mary Haley and Thomas Morton of Greenland. N. H. 

Samuel Haley, descended from the Haley family of Saco, b. 
1727, married Mary ( )rme and died 7 Feb. 181 i. \Yife born 1730 
and died 2 May i8[o. Children recorded in Kittery: 

Srs.\NN.\H b. 19 Nov. 1754: d. " Dec. 1810. 

MARY b. 17 July 1756. 

EI.SY 1). 20 May 1758. 

SAMUEL b. 4 April 17(10. 

MARGARET b. 23 Oct. 1761; m. Charles Bellamy 3 July 1787. 

JOSEIMI b. 5 Dec. 1764. 

SARAH b. 17 Aug. 1765. 

JOHN I). 20 June 17(17. Pub. to Mary Bellamy 2(> March 1780. 

TAMKSIN b. 6 June 17(19: m. John Bellamy 21 Nov. 1791. 

KUSHA b. 23 March i/~i. 

BENJAMIN" b. id May 1773. 

DANIEL b. 12 June 1775. 



This name is often written Hambleton. A David Hamilton 
came over as a Scotch prisoner in 1651. See Suffolk Deeds, I. 
5, 6; also X. E. Reg. XLIY. 361-4. David Hamilton married, 
1662, Anna Jackson and lived in what is now Rollinsford, N. H. 
He bought 20 acres above St. 'Alban's cove in 1669. "David 
Hamilton, Senr., clec'd" is mentioned in 1689, when the select- 
men of Dover granted 20 acres to Thomas Pots "for keeping and 
maintaining David Hamilton, oldest son of David Hamilton the 
whole term of his life." Children: 

DAVID, slain by Indians 28 Sept. 1691. See Pike's Journal. 

SOLOMON h. 10 Aug. 1666. 

JONATHAN' h. 20 Dec. 1672. 

BIAL b. about 1676. 

GABRIEL b. about 1679. 

ABEL or ABIEL b. about 1680. 


Gabriel Hamilton bought land in Berwick, 23 March 1702-3. 
He married Mary - - (2) 24 May 1721 Judith, widow of 

Benj. Meads and dau. of Xathan and Martha (Tozier) Lord. 
He died about 1730, as his will indicates. Widow's will was 
made in 1775. Children: 

GABRIEL bapt. 6 Sept. 1713: m. Margaret Hodsdon. 

JOHN bapt. 6 Sept. 1713: m. Mary Grant. 

HANNAH bapt. 6 Sept. 1713: m. Jeremiah Paul. Pub. 5 June 1731. 

PATIENCE bapt. 6 Sept. 1713; pub. to Shadrach Weymouth.' 5 March 

MARY bapt. 6 Sept. 1713: died young. 

JONATHAN bapt. 8 Aug 1715. Removed to New London. Conn., about 
1736 and m. 26 July 1736, Elizabeth Strickland. Had wife Phebe in 1766. 
Removed to Xova Scotia and d. in Horton. N. S.. 24 Feb. 1776. 

KATHARINE bapt. 29 May 1718. 

Children by second marriage : 

MARY bapt. 27 Aug. 1724; in. James Gray. 7 Jan. 1746. 
MARTHA bapt. 27 Aug. 1724. 
MARGARET bapt. 27 Aug. 1724; m. John Remick. 
OLIVE bapt. 6 May 1731 ; m. John Knight, 2 June 1748. 

Bial Hamilton married Mary. dau. of William Hearl. Both 
joined the church of S. Berwick, 2_| May 1719. He married (2) 


26 Dec. i/./ 1 Abigail, dan. of Joseph and Margaret- (Goodwin) 
Hodsdon. Will 1758-1763. Children: 

KEXIAII 1). 30 March 1715. 
SOLOMON 1>. 6 Jan. 1716; died young. 
SETH bapt. 7 May 1721. 

BIAL l>a|)t. 7 Nov. 1722; in. Joanna Bolthood, 27 Sept. 1749. Cli., David 
bapt. 8 April 1752. and Rial bapt. 24 July 1754. 

Children l>v second marriage: 

JOSHTA bapt. 7 June 1724. 

JEREMIAH bapt. Juno 1725; in. Sarab Hamilton 21 Juno 1758? 
JOSEPH bapt. 6 Nov. 1726; in. Elizabeth - 
JONAS bant. 5 April 1731 ; in. Charity Keay 29 Dec. 1757. 
SOLOMON bapt. 19 Aug. 17,^: in. Sarah Keay 27 Jan. 1757, (2) Eliza- 
beth - . 

Srs.\NNA bapt. 21 June 1739: in. Edward Haggens 1,3 July 1788? 
ABIGAIL' in. John Turner Bolthood 5 Jan. 1751. 

Ahiel, called also Abel, Hamilton, had wife Deborah in 1705. 
He rails himself brother of Bird Hamilton in 1708. Had a grant 
in 1/03. An Abel Hamilton owned the Covenant 13 Jan. 1741-2, 
at S. Berwick. Benjamin Hamilton, who owned the Covenant 
17 March 1525-6 and joined the church by profession of faith 22 
Xov. 1/41. may have been son of Abiel. A Benjamin Hamilton 
m. 22 Oct. 1747, Kxperience Walker, and had Benjamin bapt. 13 
Feb. 1749-50. He may have m. (2) Catharine McKcnny. 24 
May 1759. 


Gabriel, son of Gabriel Hamilton, married Margaret, dan. of 
Joseph and Margaret (Goodwin) Hodsdon. His will, made 7 
June 1776, was probated 6 Xov. 1783. Children: 

MARY bapt. 4 May 1729; in. Isaae Bracket 17 Nov. 1748. 

JERTSHA bapt. 19 July 1730: m. Thomas Cook of York about 1/51. 

GABRIEL bapt. n Nov. 1733: in. Sarah Grant. 

AMY bapt. 19 May 1734: in. Benjamin Kilgore 18 Dec. I75-- 

SARAH bapt. 16 Nov. 1735: m. - - Lord. 

REUBEN bapt. 20 July 1740; not named in will. 

SIMEON bapt. 14 June 1/41: in. Mary Hearl 9 April \j 

SILAS bapt. 6 July 1743. not named in will. 

MARGERY in. - - Carlisle. 

LYDIA b. 29 Oct. 1748. in. Samuel Joy 8 Aug. 1767. 

PATIENCE in. Gray. 

EI.I.JAH. m. Lydia Joy. 1/79. 


John, son of Gabriel Hamilton, Senr., married Mary, dau. of 
Col. Peter Grant. Estate adm. by Mary July 1762. She m. (2) 
19 Nov. 1762 Joseph Chadbourne. 

bapt. 5 Jan. 1741-2. 

LYDIA bapt. 5 Jan. 1741-2. 

SARAH bapt. 23 Sept. 1743; m. Stephen Perkins 9 March 1757? 

JOHN bapt. 13 May 1746; m. Judith Goodwin? (2) Hannah Thurrell 
27 Sept. 1792. Will, July 1803. Ch., John, Aaron, Moses, James, Han- 
nah, Polly, Patty, Olive, Sally, Lydia. Betsey, Sukey and Nancy. 

HANNAH bapt. 6 July 1750. 

MARTHA bapt. 24 Jan. 1753: m. Joseph Chadbourne 12 Sept. 1771. 

OLIVE bapt. 3 July 1754. 

Joseph, son of Bial and Mary (Hearl) Hamilton, married 
Elizabeth - . The following children were bapt. at S. 

Berwick : 

ELIZABETH bapt. 29 Aug. 1742. 

SARAH bapt. 8 June 1744; m. Ichabod Hayes 24 March 1763. 

DEBORAH bapt. 13 July 1744. 

JONATHAN bapt. 25 March 1745-6. 

Solomon, son of Bial and Abigail ( ) Hamilton, mar- 
ried, 27 Jan. 1757, Sarah Keay, (2) Elizabeth - . Wil) 
dated 9 April 1794, names wife Elizabeth and ch., Jonathan, 
Solomon, Sarah Libby, Lydia, Elizabeth, Molly, Daniel, and 

Gabriel, son of Gabriel and Margaret ( ) Hamilton, 

married, 17 July 1746, Sarah, dau. of Col. Peter Grant. She m. 
(2) 21 June 1758, Jeremiah Lord. Children: 

LYDIA bapt. 9 Nov. 1748. 
JAMES bapt. 6 July 1750. 
JONATHAN bapt. 8 April 1752. 
MARGARET bapt. 11 Aug. 1754. 
PATIENCE bapt. 26 Nov. 1755. 

Col. Jonathan, son of Joseph. Hamilton married. 8 Feb. 1771, 
Mary Manning, (2) Lydia Thurrell 13 Dec. 1787, (3) Charlotte 
. He died in 1802. Children: 

JOSEPH bapt. 12 July 1788; cl. 15 July 1788. 

BETSEY bapt. 3 Aug. 1788; m. Peter Clark 26 Feb. 1792. 

POLLY bapt. 3 Aug. 1788: m. Emery Goodwin? 

JOHN bapt. 3 Aug. 1788; merchant of Portsmouth. 

OLIVE bapt. 3 Aug. 1788; m. Joshua Haven 12 Sept. 1802. 


OLIVER bapt. 3 Aug. 1788; merchant of Portsmouth. 

GEORGE bapt. 3 Aug. 1788. 

JOSEPH bapt. 3 Aug. 1788; merchant of Portsmouth. 


Edmund Hammons, born in 1651, as a deposition shows, 
bought land east of Spruce Creek in 1679. Pike's Journal says he 
and his wife were killed by Indians while at work in the field, 20 
Aug. 1694, but he is mentioned as deceased in a deed dated 10 
Jan. 1690. See York Deeds, VII. 85. 

It was doubtless his son Edmund who had a grant 16 May 
1694 and whose estate was administered by son Benjamin in 1705. 
Jane, widow of Edmund was living in 1728, when his estate was 
divided. York Deeds, XVI. 213 and 208 show the following 
children : 

BENJAMIN m. 2 Sept. 1731, Elizabeth Grover of York; living in 1760. 
PATIENCE, a captive in Canada 5 March 1710-11. She returned, mar- 
ried Daniel Jones, lived in New York and died about 9 Oct. 1731. s. p. 
ELIZABETH in. - - Rose. Widow in 1731. 
MARGARET m. Paul Williams 25 Oct. 1716, (2) Wm. Dealing. 
ABIGAIL m. Benjamin Beadle. Was of Salem, Mass., in 1734. 

Edward Hammons m. Elizabeth Ball 20 Oct. 1700 and had 
dau. Joanna b. 20 April 1701. His widow married Francis 
Pettegrew about 1706. Benjamin Hammons married 19 Oct. 
1722 Sarah Briar, prob. widow of William Briar. He may have 
been a son of the first Edmund Hammons. 

Benjamin Hammons who married Elizabeth Grover had a 
son Edmund, as tax list shows, b. 21 March 1741, who was pub- 
lished to Mary Hutchins. 17 Xov. 1775. The marriage was 
evidently not consummated, for he married the same year Mary, 
dau. of Moses and Elizabeth ( Parsons) Wilson. He was a 
revolutionary soldier and died in Cornish, Me., 7 May 1836. His 
wife, born 20 June 1751. (private records say July 1741. prob- 
ably an error) died 27 Jan. 1825. They had a son Edmund b. 
in K'y _| Aug. 1776; m. 2 March 1800 Betsey Hill and d. at 
Cilenburn. X. IF.. 18 April 1857. Children: 

SALLY b. 6 Jan. 1801. 

POLLY h. 15 Sept. 1805; d. 1805. 

THOMAS J. b. 8 Dec. 1805. 


DAVID b. 12 May 1808 at Parsonsfield ; m. 29 Sept. 1839 Martha, dau. 
of John and Abigail (Wilson) O'Brion: d. at Bethel. Me.. 7 Nov. 1888. 
3 ch. He was a Congressman. 

CLARISSA b. 15 June 1810. 

REUBEN b. 15 July 1812. 

EDMUND b. 30 Nov. 1816: d. 30 Dec. 1816. 

NANCY b. 23 Jan. 1818. 

ALMIRA b. 8 July 1822. 

SYLVANUS. twin to Almira. 

ROYAL b. 19 May 1827. 

The following- I have been unable to classify. 

M. 7 May 1748 Edmund Hammons and Elizabeth Pope. 
M. 10 Sept. 1780 Edmund Hammons and Hannah Morgrage. 
Pub. 21 June 1735 Edward Hammons and Elizabeth Richardson of 

Pub. 12 Dec. 1747 Joseph Barnes and Elizabeth Hammons. 
Pub. 5 July 1778 Asahel Cole of Limerick and Betty Hammons. 
Bapt. 13 June 1779 Elizabeth, dau. of Edward and Sarah Hammons. 


William Hammond was settled in Wells before 1653. ^Vas 
he from Siymbridge, England? See Maine Wills, p. 32. He 
was born in 1597 and died in 1702, aged 105. Wife's name was 
Benedictus. John Gooch calls Hammond his brother. Old 
records say that he had sons Jonathan and Joseph, Jonathan had 
wife Mary. He was killed and scalped by the Indians in 1704. 
It was, perhaps, his widow who in. James Welch in 1709. A 
Jonathan. Jr.. is mentioned in Wells in 1699. Samuel Hammond 
bought land in Wells in 1713. Elizabeth, dau. of Jonathan 
Hammond married Samuel Eord of Charlestown, Mass. Another 
dau.. Mary, married Samuel Tread well. Abraham Hammond 
was in Rid leford in 1720. 

i. Joseph, son of William and Benedictus Hammond, was 
born in 164.6. He married before 5 July 1670, Catharine, widow 
of William Leigh ton and dau. of Nicholas Erost. He died 20 
Feb. 1709-10; his wife died 15 Aug. 1715, in the 82d year of her 
age. He had a garrison house near Franks Fort. He was 
many years Town Clerk, also Selectman. Representative to the 


General Court. Councilor, Captain, Major, Recorder of Deeds. 
and Juds^e of the Court of Common Pleas. Children: 

MERCY 1). 1670: in. her cousin, John Gowen, about 1690. 
GEOK<;K 1>. 11 Sept. 1672: d. 24 April 1690. 

DORCAS 1). 1675; m. Robert Cutt 18 April 1698; d. 17 Nov. 1757. 
.>.. JOSEPH b. 19 Jan. 1677: m. Hannah Storer. 

2. Joseph, son of Joseph Hammond, married, 14 Sept. 1699, 
Hannah, dan. of Joseph and Hannah Storer of Wells. He was 
Clerk of the Courts and Recorder of Deeds, Colonel in the Militia, 
seven years Representative to the General Court and twelve years 
a Councilor. He died 26 Jan. 1/53. His wife, horn 6 May 1680, 
died 21 May 1765. Children: 

3. JOSEPH b. i Feb. 1700-1 ; m. Mary Adams. 
HANNAH 1). 4 July 1702; d. 9 Aug. 1702. 

4. GEORCE 1). 20 Feb. 1703-4; m. Hannah Coburn. 

DORCAS 1). 17 Jan. 1705-6; m. Thomas Cutts 23 April 1724. 
ABI<;AII. 1). 16 Nov. 1707; m. Nathaniel Wheelwright of Wells, 28 
Jan. 1728. 

CATHERINE b. 24 Sept. 1709; unni. in 1753. 
EI.ISHA 1). 18 Sept. 1712: d. 30 Nov. 1714. 

5. JOHN b. 3 July 1714: m. Hannah Littlefield. 

6. JONATHAN b. 20 July 1716: m. Ann Rice. 


3. Joseph Hammond married. 20 Sept. 1/22. Mary. dan. of 
John Adams. His will was probated 8 April 1/79. He also was 
clerk of courts. Children': 

MARY b. 30 Oct. 1/23: in. John Parry, a native of England and 
a schoolmaster in Kittery. He \vas killed by lightning June I77-- She 
d. Oct. i/7t. 

JOSEPH b. 15 Sept. 1725; d. 22 Dec. 1741 in London. Unm. 

HANNAH b. (i 1727: m. John Gunnison. Pub. 2 Nov. 1745. 

JOHN b. 18 Fel). 1729-30: d. 7 April 1744. 

KI.ISHA b. 28 March 1731-2: drowned in Woolwich. Kng.. 22 Aug. 


AP.KIAII. b. 2 Sept. 1734: m. Nathaniel Rogers 30 April 1750. 

7. CHRISTOPHER b. 20 June 1740: in. Sarah Kennard. 

8. THOMAS b. 24 Dec. 1737: Mary Rogers. 

4. George Hammond married, 20 Xov. 1730, Hannah Coburn 
of York. She died 22 Jan. 1805. a.qx'd 95. Children: 

SARAH b. 21 Aug. and d. 28 Sept. 1731. 
(>KOK<;K b. 31 Jan. 1732: d. 25 Dec. I75-- 


EBENEZER b. 16 Sept. 1734. Unm., Rev., soldier. 

CATHERINE h. 8 Dec. 1736; m. Nathaniel Melcher of Portsmouth. 
Pub. 8 July 1767. 

HANNAH b. n Dec. 1738; d. at an advanced age. Unm. 

SARAH b. 13 April 1741 ; d. 15 June 1815. Unm. 

SETH b. 7 Oct. 1743; d. in Rev. army. Unm. 

JOSEPH b. 31 Aug. 1745. Lived in Portsmouth. Had one dau. Eliza- 
beth, who m. a Mr. Melcher. 

JOHN 1). 17 May 1747; d. 29 Dec. 1760. 

ELIZABETH b. 22 April 1849; m - Nathaniel Simpson of York, g July 

GEORGE b. 25 Dec. 1752; died young. 

9. GEORGE b. 3 Dec. 1753; m. Mary Weeks. 

5. John Hammond married, 14 Dec. 1738, Hannah Littlefield. 
She is said to have heen of Boston, but it would be well to look 
in Wells for her ancestry. He died 18 Jan. 1759. Children: 

WILLIAM b. 15 Dec. 1739; died a young man. Unm. 
JOHN b. 24 March 1740-1 ; unmarried. 

ELIZABETH b. 25 Jan. 1743-4; m - Stephen Paul 28 July 1782. 
ABIGAIL b. 25 Jan. 1746; m. Moses Whittum 8 March 1776? 

10. JOSEIMI b. 1750; m. Mary Fernald. 

MARY b. 1760: m. William Fernald 18 May 1786. 

6. Dea. Jonathan Hammond married Anne, dau. of Richard 
Rice. Pub. i June 1745. He died 25 Jan. 1811. She died 18 
Xov. 1786, aged 70. Children: 

LOVE b. about 1746; died young. 

11. SAMUEL b. 8 June 1748; m. Abigail Hanscom. 

12. JONATHAN b. 22 Dec. 1749; m. Elizabeth Remick. 

ELISHA b. : in. iijune 1780, Sarah Libby ; d. s. p. in Brownfield, 

Lrcv m. 5 Sept. 1776 Win. Remick; d. 10 April 1804. 

KEZIAH m. 12 March 1782, Jonathan Allen of Greenland, N. H. 

ABIGAIL, died young. 

SUSANNAH m. Wm. Remick, 19 May 1808. 

EUNICE m. Thomas Thurston 16 Oct. 1792. 


7. Christopher Hammond married, I July 1761, Sarah, dau. 
of Kdward Kennard. She was born 9 Sept. 1743 and died 10 
March 1826. He died 21 May 1813 in N. Berwick, whither he 
had removed. Children : 

LUCY 1). f) Jan. 1762. 

SARAH b. 3 Sept. 1764: in. 11 Feb. 1787 James Hill, (2) 27 Feb. 1792 
Wm. Staples of Berwick. 


JOSEPH 1). 30 Dec. 1765; d. 24 March 1767. 

ABIGAIL l>. n Dec. 1767; m. 5 Oct. 1788, Peter Staples of Berwick. 

MARY 1>. 13 Jan. 1770; m. Joseph Fogg, 10 March 1791. 

ELIZABETH b. 16 May 1772: m. Ehencxer Jacobs of Sanford, 3 Nov. 

ANNA bapt. 18 Sept. 177.?: prob. died young. 

NANCY 1). about 1776; m. Joseph Boston, 18 Feb. 1796. 

JOHN b. 15 Jan. 1779; in. ( i ) 29 Sept. 1800, Patience, dau. of Humphrey 
and Olive Lord, (2) Margaret, dau. of Silas and Sarah Hall; d. 27 Aug. 

LYDIA b. 6 June 1780; m. Nathaniel Bennett ;d. 15 April 1862. 

SHUAH b. 13 Feb. 1784; m. 30 Jan. 1809 Win. Weymouth : d. 12 Aug. 

13. NATHAXIKI. KENNARU 1). 10 March 1786; in. Lettice Wheeler, (2) 
Orpha Packard; d. March 1867 in Phillips. Me. 

8. Thomas Hammond married Mary, dau. of Rev. John 
Rogers. Pub. 24 Dec. 1763. Lived on the homestead in Eliot. 
He died 18 Sept. 1803, aged 66. She died 22 June 1819, aged 81. 
Children : 

MARY bapt. Oct. 1765: in. 20 June 1784, Win. Jones of Ports- 
mouth. N. If. 

14. JOSEPH bapt. Jan. 1768: in. Mary Staples. 

9. (ieorge Hammond married. 1/75, Mary, dau. of Joseph 
and Sarah ( Haley ) Weeks. \Yas a farmer of Eliot. 

15. JOHN 1). 6 Feb. 1777: m. -Mary Fernuld. 

HANNAH b. about 17/9: m. i July 1802. Nathan Raynes of York. 
SARAH b. about 1781 in. Thomas Libby 19 Oct. 1823; d. s. p. 1852. 
CATHERINE 1). about 1783: in. 3 May 1820 James Hanscom. 
MARY b. about 1785: in. 23' June 1814, Horace Remick. 

10. Joseph Hammond married, 7 Xov. 1784. Mary Fernald. 
Lived and died at the homestead near Franks Eort. 

HANNAH LITTLE FIELD 1). about 1785; in. Timothy Spinney 20 Dec. 1805. 
MARY It. 25 April 1787; in. Win. Brooks, 27 July 1809. 
PRUDENCE b. about 1789: m. Win. Brooks. 30 Nov. 1808. 
SARAH b. about 1/92: m. Timothy .Spinney 4 Nov. 1813. 

1 6. JOHN b. about 1794; m. Mary Boyd Paul. 

17. WILLIAM b. 8 Aug. 1787; in. Mary Paul. 

ELIZABETH b. - ; in. John P. Rogers. 24 Feb. 1822. 

18. JOSEPH bapt. 18 April 1804: in. Mary Pray. 

11. Deaom Samuel Hammond married, 4 Sept. T 783, 
Abigail, dau. of Moses Hanscom. Lived in northeast part of 
Eliot. He died 21 Jan. 1835. She died 4 April 1825 

19. MOSES b. 2 Sept. 1785; m. Mary Mclntire. 

20. JONATHAN hapt. 12 Aug. 1787: m. Olive Pierce. 


12. Jonathan Hammond married, 28 July 1774, Elizabeth, 
dan. of Nathaniel and Jane (Libby) Remick, b. 31 Oct. 1748 and 
d. 24 July 1829. He was a soldier of the Revolution. 

21. NATHANIEL h. 17 June 1/75; m. Elizabeth Fogg. 

JAMKS h. 25 June 1776: m. 1. and d. in Brunswick, Me. 

ANN b. 3 Nov. 1778; m. Gideon Libby, 18 Jan. 1801. 

JANE b. 3 Oct. 1780; m. Dimond Tetherly 3 Jan. 1826. 

ELIZABETH b. 8 April 1783; m. Solomon Libby. 15 Dec. 1806. 

LOVE b. 22 Jan. 1787; m. 5 June 1820. Elisha H. Oilman of Browns- 
field. Me. s. p. 


13. Nathaniel Kennard Hammond married, (i) 1808, 
Lettice, dan. of Joseph and Sarah ( Alorfet) Wheeler of Concord, 
Mass., (2) Orpha Packard, b. in Bridgewater, Mass., 3 June 17,99. 
He died in Phillips, Me., in 1868. 

JOSEPH WHEELER b. 29 June 1809. 

SHUAH W. b. 18 Oct. 1811. 

SARAH K. b. 27 April 1814. 

MARY JANE b. 12 Feb. 1816. 

VELINA-H. b. 10 Feb. 1818. 

JOHN Q. 1). 8 Jan. 1821; m. 30 Oct. 1845, Caroline Arvilla. dau. of 
Daniel and Sally (Clark) Wiggin, b. 30 Oct. 1825. He d. in Lynn. Mass.. 
28 Dec. 1872. Cli.. Charles Adrian b. 14 Aug. 1846: Harriet Eva b. 23 
July 1849; Caroline Yelina b. 3 March 1853, John Franklin, b. 14 March 
1855: Joseph Wheeler b. 23 Aug. 1858: Sally Clark b. 29 Dec. 1863; and 
William b. 9 April 1868. 

IRA b. 9 Oct. 1823. 

Children bv second marriage: 

PAMELA b. 16 Jan. 18.31. 
HORACE N. b. 9 Sept. 1832. 
LI.KU LLLY \ b. 14 Dec. 1837. 
MARY ELLEN b. 20 Dec. 1846. 

14. Joseph Hammond married Mary, dau. of Xoah and 
Hannah ( Kdgerly ) Staples. He died about 1825. She died 21 
May 1806. aged 39. Lived on his father's farm in Kliot. 

. MARY OI.IVK b. 14 April 1/90; d. 24 June 1790. 

DANIEL ROGERS b. 19 Aug. 1791: m. 5 June 1817. Sally J., dau. of 
Jacob Remick. Ch.. Daniel, who d. young; Mary Staples. Susan Yeaton, 
and Eli/a, who died in 1852. 

PiEKREi'ovr b. 5 July 1793: d. in Xe\v Orleans. I'nm. Was a ship- 


MAKY 1>. 19 Juno 1795: in. Thomas Shapleigh 17 April 1822. 

22. JosKi'ii 1). 25 Sept. 1797; in. Sally Frost. 
RACIIKI. R. 1). 22 June 1799. I'nin. 

FI.I/.A A. 1). 2(1 May iSoi ; in. Joseph Hill, 28 April 1825. 

23. THOMAS 1>. 14 May 1803: in. 27 April 1825 Rosanna Goodwin. 

15. John Hammond married, 30 Dec. 1801, Mary, dau. of 
Mai. Benjamin Fernald. lie lived on his father's farm and died 
5 ( )ct. 1838, aged 61. His wife was born '9 Sept. 1782. He was 
a member of the House of Representatives of Mass, and of Maine. 

JTI.IA FKKXAI.D b. 29 M:iy 1803: in. Jeremiah Libby, 1834. 
CAKOIINF. b. 17 Jan. 1805: m. John R. Hanscom. 6 March 1828. 
LTCY A NX b. 8 Dec. 1807: m. 16 Xov. 1826, Charles Lang of Strat- 
ham. X. II. 

HARKIKT 1). 8 May 1809. 
MARY WKKKS b. 12 Oct. 1811. 

24. (!KOI;K AI.ISKKT b. 3 June 1813: m. Betsey Warren Huntress. 
OI.IVK b. it Oct. 1815. 

MARY V. b. 5 June 1819: in. Win. D. M. Rogers. 19 Jan. 1840. 

16. John Hammond married, T Dee. 1817, Mary Boyd Paul 
of Her wick. \Yas a shoemaker. He died 27 Feb. 1822. She 
died 4 July 1825. 

MARY JA.XK b. 14 March 1818. 

WILLIAM b. 13 April 1819; d. 13 April 1834. 

JOHX ALBERT b. 10 Jan. 1821. 

17. Capt. \Yilliam Hammond married, 24 Aug. 1823, Mary, 
dau. of James and Mary ( Kennard ) Paul. Tie was Represen- 
tative, County Commissioner and Register of Probate. Lived on 
Bolt Hill. 

Jon.x FDWARP b. 14 Xov. 1823: m. Lydia Jane Ricker. Feb. 1850. 

WM. ArorsTrs b. 24 May 1827. 

MARY Axx PICKKHIXG b. 14 March 1829. 

JAMES P.\n. b. 9 Aug. 1831 ; d. 8 Oct. 1832. 

AKAVKSTA b. 21 Jan. 1834. 

HOWARD b. 10 June 1837. 

FMII.Y b. 15 Oct. 1841. 

18. Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary (Fernald) Hammond, 
married Mary Pray of Portsmouth. Pub. 6 July 1825. He 
lived as a farmer on the original Hammond farm. Children : 

JosiifA b. about 1825. 
LYMA.X T'. b. about 1827. 


JOSEPH b. about 1829. 
JOHN b. about 1831. 
CAROLINE b. about 1832. 
MARTHA J. b. about 1834. 

19. Moses Hammond married Mary Mclntire of York 24 
Jan. 1808. He died 10 July 1844. She died 20 April 1844. 
Children : 

ABIGAIL b. 25 Nov. 1808; d. 19 April 1844. Unm. 
ELISHA b. 23 Jan. 1810; d. 23 July 1813. 
OLIVE S. b. 6 Dec. 1813. 

ELISHA b. 10 Nov. 1814; m. 1838, Elizabeth Fernald. Son Owen B. 
b. 23 Sept. 1839; d. 9 April 1844. 

NANCY b. 11 June 1818; d. 2 March 1844. 

SAMUEL b. 6 April 1820; d. 4 April 1844. 

MERCY M. b. 22 March 1822; m. Sylvester Moulton 6 Dec. 1841. 

MOSES H. b. 29 April 1824; d. 15 June 1825. 

MOSES O. b. 29 Dec. 1827. 

JULIA L. b. 11 March 1831. 

20. Jonathan Hammond married, 17 April 1816, Olive 
Pierce. She was dau. of Daniel and Anne (Adams) Pierce, was 
born in 1794 and died 18 Nov. 1843. He died 6 July 1840. 
Children : 

Axx R. b. 7 Feb. 1817; d. 12 Nov. 1843. Unm. 

SAMUEL b. 15 April 1819. 

CHARLES W. b. 19 Nov. 1821. 

ALBION K. P. b. 7 June 1824. 

FRANKLIN A. b. 2 March 1827. 

ASENATH b. 17 June 1830. 

JONATHAN E. b. 10 Dec. 1833 ; d. i Oct. 1843. 

MARY A. b. 2 Dec. 1836; d. n Nov. 1843. 

21. Nathaniel Hammond married, 28 Nov. 1799, Elizabeth, 
dau. of John Fogg. She was born 27 Feb. 1780 and died 27 Feb. 
1853. H C f-ied 7 Sqrt- 1842. Children: 

JAMES b. 8 Feb. 1800. Lived in Portsmouth. Sons, James W., 
Charles. Owen and . 

ABIGAIL FOGG b. 25 May 1802 ; m. Otis Wakefield of Reading, Mass., in 

ELIZABETH b. 26 June 1804. Unm. 
.PAULINA b. 25 Oct. 1806; d. 5 April 1824. 

JOHN FOGG 1). 25 Dec. 1808; m. and 1. in Reading, Mass. 

SUSAN b. 20 March 1815 ; m. Nichols of Reading, Mass. 



22. Joseph Hammond married, 7 Dec. 1820, Sarah, dau. of 
Joseph and Mary Frost. Children : 

MARY FROST h. about 1821. 

SARAH h. about 1825; m. - - Roberts of Great Falls, N. H. 
PIERPONT 1). 25 May 1828; m. i Sept. 1851, Rebecca Leighton ; d. i Feb. 
1900. One cli., Emma b. 8 April 1856, d. 7 Feb. 1879. 
JOSEPH b. about 1832. 
HENRY CLAY b. about 1835. 

23. Thomas Hammond married (i) 27 April 1825, Rosanna 
dau. of Daniel Goodwin, who died 22 July 1843, aged 35, (2) 
widow Trefethern. He went to Cal. in 1849, returned and lived 
in Eliot. Children : 

DANIEL b. about 1825. 
POLLY b. about 1827. 
PIERPONT b. about 1829. 
SARAH FRANCES 1). about 1832. 
HENRIETTA b. about 1834. 
THOMAS b. about 1838. 
EMELINE b. about 1840: d. 16 Aug. 1853. 
Two children by second marriage. 

24. George Albert Hammond married, 1840, Betsey Warren 
Huntress, dau. of William and Rhoda Huntress of Waterboro, 
Me. She was born 7 March 1809 and died 3 July 1895. The 
date of her birth is here given as copied from the handwriting of 
her husband. He died 3 Jan. 1902. He was one of the leading 
men of Eliot, twice Representative to the Legislature, and filled 
various town and count}- offices. He is spoken' of as an upright 
and honored citizen. Children : 

KI.I.KN BACON b. 16 Aug. 1841 ; d. 13 Nov. 1857. 

ARAHKLLE b. / Feb. 1846. 

GEORGE EVERETT b. 2\ Dec. 1849; m. Emily Irene Spinney. 


Savage says that a Thomas Hanscom came over in 162*; and 
settled at Salem, Mass. He was of Sutton Parish. Bedfordshire, 
and brother-in-law of Richard Clayton. See Records of Mass. 
Vol. I. p. 35. 


Thomas Hanscom of Kittery was born about 1623, as a 
deposition shows. He is mentioned in 1649 an d 1651 in Court 
records. He married 16 May 1664 Ann - . Her sur- 

name is not recorded. After his death she married James Tobey 
and was living in 1720, as a division of estate shows. Children: 

1. THOMAS b. 17 Oct. 1666: m. Alice Rogers, (2) Tamsen Gowell. 
JOHN b. 15 Sept. 1668; d. about 1697. His mother administered his 


OLIVE b. 12 March 1671. 

SAMUEL b. 10 April 1675. 

MOSES b. - : m. Hannah, dau. of William and Hannah 

(Nelson) Rackliff. Was of Scarborough in 1738. 

2. JOB m. Mary Gowell. 


1. Thomas Hanscom married (i) Alice, dau. of Richard 
Rogers. (2) Tamsen, dau. of Richard Gowell. He died intestate 
about 1712. Administration granted to his widow Tamsen II 
Nov. 1713. Children: 

3. THOMAS b. Dec. 1690; m. Sarah Fogg. 

HESTER b. 20 Nov. 1692 ; m. David Libby, Jr. ; d. March 1761. 

ANNE b. 16 Aug. 1694: m. Daniel Fogg. Jr., 30 June 1715; d- 15 April 


JOHN b. 26 Oct. 1696; d. i Nov. 1697. 
PRISCILLA b. 26 Oct. 1696; d. Jan. 1797. 

Children by second marriage : 

4. SAMUEL b. 25 July 1698; m. Hannah Libby. 

MAKV b. 28 July 1700: m. John Morreli. Jr.. 16 Dec. 1721. 
MARTHA b. 27 Sept. 1702; m. Solomon Libby 4 March 1724-5; d. Feb. 

5. JOHN b. 15 April 1/05: m. Mary Brooks. 

JOSEPH b. 13 July 1708; m. Lydia Spinney 18 March 1732-3. Said to 
have died at an early age. Son Joseph b. 26 May 1733. 

6. MOSES 1). 2 March 1712-13: m. Mary Field. 

2. job. Hanscom married Mary, dau. of Richard and Hannah 
(Remick) Gowell. He is supposed to have moved to Saco and 
to have died there in 1777, aged 100 years. Children were: 

AARON b. 10 June 1706: m. Hannah . Ch.. Aaron 1 b. 3 Dec. 1734, 
Uriah, and prob. others. 

'His will, dated 20 Oct. 1778. names "nephew John son of my brother 
Uriah deceased" [Uriah's wife was Mary Hearl. Pub. 7 July 1744], Sarah 
Knight, dau. of Zebulon Knight, nephew Win. Wherren and "my 
late wife." 


Ei.ix.\r.F.Tn 1). 16 Aug. 1716; in. Samuel Odd. Pub. 28 Dec. 1735. Ch., 
Sarah h. 5 June 1737, Samuel 1). 4 Dec. 1738. James b. 12 Nov. 1740, Joseph 
1). 17 June 1743, and Mary b. 9 June 1750. 

BKNAIAH, received deed of land from his father, 16 Dec. 1738; m. 
Keziah. dan. of John and Hannah (Fogg) Rogers in 1739. Moved to 

Probably others. 

3. Thomas Hanscom married, i Jan. 1715-6, Sarah, dan. of 
Daniel and Hannah (Libby) Fog. Children were : 

THOMAS !>. 18 Nov. 1716; d. i" Feb. 1716-7. 
A I.ICK 1). 1 8 Jan. 1717-8. 

7. THOMAS b. 8 Sept. 1719: m. Mary Hanscom. 

EI.ISHA b. 21 Aug. 1721 ; m. Keturah Fogg 3 Dec. 1753. Went to Scar- 

GKORGF. bapt. 2 Dec. 1723: prob. went to Scarborough and m. Ci) Mary 
Fogg 13 Nov. 1746. (2) Abigail Fogg 20 Dec. 1753. 

TIMOTHY bapt. May 1730: m. Keziah, widow of Richard Gowell and 
dau of James and Hannah C Rogers) Fernald. A Timothv Hanscom in. 
in Portsmouth. 30 April 1/58. Mary Fernald. perhaps an earlier mar- 
riage. Settled in Arundel about 1774. 

8. DANIKI. bapt. Sept. 1730; m. Mary Goold 8 Nov. 1759. 

9. JOXATHAX bapt. Aug. 1733: m. Elizabeth Libby 30 July 1761. 
A A RO\ bapt. / Jan. 1739. 

4. Samuel Hanscom married, Jan. 1721-2. Hannah, dau. of 
Matthew and Klizabeth (P>rown) Libby. (2) 20 Xov. 1/50, Mary 
(Fo\<, r ) Hanscom. His .will is dated T Dec. 1774. Children 
were : 

MARY b. 7 Dec. 1722: m. Thomas Hanscom in 1742. 

10. SAMTKI. b. 30 Oct. 1/25: m. Hannah Staples 17 May 1750. 
Hii'SABKTii b. 30 Oct. 1725: m. Joshua Staples 27 Jan. 1761. 
JAMKS b. 7 Aug. 1/29: m. Elizabeth Staples 27 May 1755. lli^ will, 

1767. names only dau. Mercy. 

HANNAH b. 7 Aug. 1729: m. John Foster 20 Jan. 1756. 

11. JOSEPH b. 22 Sept. 1731: m. Dorcas Staples Feb. 1755. 
JOHN b. ..'9 April 1737: m. Mary - . 

Children by secon-d marriage: 

MARK bapt. 5 Feb. 1753: m. Eleanor Fernald 16 Feb. 1773: d. 3 June 

RETHKN bapt. 18 Sept. 1757: m. Lucy Moore 9 Sept. 1770. 121 Alice 
Abbot ii Sept. 1783: d. 2 March 1831 at North Berwick. 


5. John Hanscom married, 16 June 1730, Mary, dau. of 
William and Mary (Fogg) Brooks. His will, 4 Aug. 1790-1 
Sept. 1790, names wife Mary and children: 

MARY m. Ebenezer Dennett 19 July 1748. 

RUTH unm. in 1790; d. 17 Nov. 1815, aged 77. 

BETTY m. George Knight 5 March 1772. 

MARTHA m. Elisha Hearl. or Earl, 1763; deceased in 1790. 

JOHN, died before 1790, leaving son Samuel and.prob. other children. 

6. Moses Hanscom married Mary, dau. of Stephen and 
Mary (King) Field. Pub. 2 Aug. 1740, (2) Martha (Bartlett) 
Shapleigh, widow of John Shapleigh. He died 26 Feb. 1793. 

SUSANNAH b. 13 Aug. 1741 ; m. Josiah Haley. 

ABIGAIL b. 20 Feb. 1746; m. Samuel Hammond 4 Sept 1783. 

ANNE b. 21 Aug. 1751. 

12. NATHANIEL b. 19 Oct. 1756; m. Molly Moody. 
MOSES bapt. 16 Sept. 1759; prob. died young. 

MOLLY b. 26 Dec. 1762; m. Edward Kennard, I June 1785. 


7. Thomas Hanscom married, 1742, his cousin. Mary, dau. 
of Samuel and Hannah (Libby) Hanscom. He died about 1788. 
The name of his second wife is not known. 

THOMAS bapt. 17 July 1748; m. in Portsmouth, 3 May 1763, Martha 

EUNICE m. Benjamin Woodman in 1771. 

13. JOHN b. 28 Sept. 1748; m. Sarah Stacy. 

14. TOIUAS bapt. 26 May 1751 ; m. Hannah Foster. 

ANNA bapt. 21 Nov. 1754; m. Ebenezer Clark 11 Nov. 1778? 
Lois bapt. 21 Nov. 1754; m. Matthew Libby 5 April 1781? 
PETER bapt. 2 Dec. 1758 ; prob. died young. 

Children by second marriage: 

15. JOT H AM bapt. 29 Sept. 1771: m. Polly. Shorey 24 Nov. 1793. 
MAKY bapi. 29 Sept. 1771; m. Samuel Cottle 3 April 1791. 

8. Daniel Hanscom married, 8 Xov. 1759, Mary, dau. of 
Benjamin and Rebecca '( Kurbish ) Goold. He was born 18 May 
1730 and died 3 June 1810. She was born I June 1738 and died 
19 March 1826. 

ABIGAIL 1). 6 April 1760; m. Noah Cioold of Wells 5 Oct. 1780, (2) 
Nathaniel Low. 

"ALEK," b. i June 1761 ; d. 28 Nov. 1780. 


16. DANIKL h. 30 June 1770: m. Lydia Mclntire of York. 

MARY h. 7 April 1764; m. John Hanscom of Gorham, Me., 26 Aug. 1792. 
HANNAH 1). 16 April 1777: in. Daniel Fogg of Scarborough 14 
Jan. 1801. 

9. Jonathan Hanscom married, 3 July 1761, Elizabeth, dau. 
of Samuel and Margaret (Rogers) Libby,. He died in 1806. 

JONATHAN b. about 1762; died young. 

17. SIMON b. about 1763; m. Betsey Morrell, (2) Betsey Remick. 
SARAH m. Joel Libby 15 Dec. 1793. 

ANNE bapt. 19 Sept. 1773; in. James Shapleigh 4 April 1800. 
ABIGAIL bapt. u Feb. 1779. Unm. 

10. Samuel Hanscom married. 17 May 1750, Hannah, dau. 
of Robert and Hannah (Tobey) Staples. His will is dated 4 
May 1775. Children bapt. in Berwick. 

SAM TEL 1). about 1756, bapt. 9 June 1762. 
ROBERT bapt. 9 June 1762. 

HANNAH bapt. 9 June 1762: in. Peter Skillings. 
JOHN bapt. 9 June 1762; died young. 

ISAAC 1). 8 May 1762, bapt. 9 June 1762; in. Abigail Pray of Berwick 
18 April 1785. 12 ch. 

CATHARINE bapt. 9 June 1762. Not named in will. 
JAMES bapt. 16 June 1767. 
MARY bapt. 4 Dec. 1771. 
JOHN bapt. 5 July 1774. 

it. Joseph Hanscom married, Feb. 1755. Dorcas, dau. of 
James and Dorcas (Libby) Staples. His will is dated 17 Feb. 
1 780. 

JOSEPH b. about 1/56: named in will. 

18. NATHANIEL in. Lucy Staples. 

19. STEPHEN m. Hannah Tobcy. 

F.LIZAKETIT. perhaps in. Parker Foster 8 March 1781. 
JAMES, num. Died about 1800. 

MARY b. 17 April 1773: m. (leorge Leach 4 Xov. 1/95. 
Sni'AH in. Samuel Hamilton 19 April 1798. 

12. Nathaniel Hanscom married, ( i) Molly Moodv of York 
in 1785, (2) 12 Jan. 171)1. Sally, dau. of Timothy Fernald. He 
died 2<) Feb. 1812, aged 56. Was a farmer in Fliot. 


MARY. I'nm. 
AP.IC.AIL. I'nm. 


Children by second marriage : 

XATHAXIEL h. 1793: m. " Feb. 1819 Mehitable. dau. of Gen. Andrew 
P. Fernald. Ch., Sally in. Elisha Ferguson in 1841 : Andrew F., who 
died leaving one child, and Martha who died young. 

TIMOTHY, settled in China, Me. A physican. 

BEXJAMIX, accidentlly killed at Somersworth, X. H.. leaving a family. 

OLIVER m. Miriam Spinney 7 Jan. 1819? Removed to China, Me. 

Srs.xx b. 1806. 

JOHN ROGERS b. 1802: m. 6 March 1828 Caroline, dau. of John Ham- 
mond. Ch., Melville and Susan F. 


13. John Hanscom married. 2 July 1782, Sarah, dan. of 
William and Elizabeth ( Clark ) Stacy. He was a ship carpenter 
and died in 1809. She was born 6 June 1763 and m. ( 2 ) 20 Oct. 
1813, Dea. Jeremiah Leavitt of York, Me. 

20. WILLIAM b. 16 May 178.3: m. Hannah Moore. 
TAMES b. 14 Sept. 1784: died young. 

MARY b. 26 Xov. 1786; m. Samuel, son of Stephen Hanscom 17 
Oct. 1808. 

THOMAS b. 17 Dec. 1788; m. Abigail Foster. 28 Oct. 1810. Had two 
daus. and two sons, William Cutter, a Universalist preacher, and Simon 
Parker of Boston. 

BETSEY b. 13 Jan. 1793: m. \\'m. Hanscom. Jr.. in 1811 : d. 11 May 1816. 

Jonx 1). ii June 1705: died young. 

JOHX b. 7 July 1797: m. 20 Feb. 1821 Ann. dau. of Tobias Hanscom, 
and removed to Xewmarket, X. H. 

JAMES b. u Oct. 1799: died at sea. 

21. SA \ITKI. h. Jan. 1804; m. Elizabeth Shapleigh. 

14. Tobias Hanscom married, (i) - - (2) Hannah 
Foster. 25 May 1786, (3) widow Lydia Rogers. 9 June 1809. 

THOMAS 1). 1775. He left son-- Gideon, who was pub. to Ruth Jen- 
kins 6 July 1833. Joel and William. Joel may have m. Waite H. Foster, 
1832. and had children Charles Parker. George Henry. Margaret and 

. \.\.\ m. her cousin, John Han^com. 

22. XATH A.NIEI. b. 27 March 1791: m. Mary Shapleigh. 
JOEL, died young. 

SIMON, lived in Boston. 
TOISIAS. died young. 
JOHN, lived in Boston. 
MICHAEL, lived in Boston. 

15. Jo'iham Ilanscom married. 24 .\uv. '793 Polly, 
dau. of Jacob and Mary ( Libby ) Shorev. She was born 8 Sept. 


1773 and died 23 Feb. 1834. He died 12 July 1831. Lived in 
P.erwick. The date of marriage is here given as in town records. 
There seems to he an error. 

JACOH 1). 10 April 1793. Lived in Nova Scotia but returned to United 

THOMAS 1>. i Jan. 1795: m. 19 Nov. 1819 Sdrena Emery, (2) 21 Sept. 
1834 Hannah Emery. He d. 31 March 1876. 7 ch. 

JHTHAM 1). 10 Dec. 1797: m. Sally Warren: d. 16 Eel). 1874; ch., Moses 
b. 8 Aug. 1832. m. Mary Louise Carleton, (2) Helen A. Amax.ecn. Lives 
in Haverhill. Mass. Sally Ann m. Thomas C. Mclntosh; Olive Jane m. 
Warren T. Wright; William A. m. Fannie Locke: Almira. unm. : Edwin 
W. m. Livona Gray and lives on the homestead in Berwick: J. Albert, of 
Haverhill. num. 

WII.UAM b. 7 Nov. 1799: d. i April 1837. 

EI.I/A b. 10 Sept. 1801 : d. 7 Dec. 1823. Unm. 

OLIVER b. 25 Aug. 1803: m. 27 Dec. 1830 Mary Jane Ham: d. 18 June 
1877. She b. 5 Dec. 1808 d. 9 Jan. 1866. Ch., Oliver A. b. 15 Oct. 1831, 
m. 13 Oct. 1856 Anna Tappan and has five children: Lander b. 6 Jan. 1833 
m. Carrie Brown: Ann Sarah b. 18 May 1834 d. 9 Feb. 1836: Alfred Ham 
b. 21 June 1836 m. Lizzie A. Jackson. (2) 12 Dec. 1879 Alice Ipe : d. 5 
May 1893, leaving 7 ch. : Ralph b. 15 Dec. 1837 d. 23 June 1840; Ann Sarah 
b. 30 Dec. 1839: Emily Williard b. 30 July 1843, d. 19 Feb. 1848: Jane 
Louise b. 19 March 1846. d. 30 Sept. 1856; Ralph Augustus b. 30 June 
1848. d. 14 Oct. 1849. 

SARAH b. 15 Jan. 1805. 

MARY b. 30 Dec. 1807: in. Allen Winn of Wells. Me. 

JOHN b. 4 Jan. 1809; m. Nancy Jellison. Had several sons. 

SAMI/KI. b. 22 Nov. 1812. Twice married. Lived in Portsmouth and 
Greenland. N. H. 

JAMKS b. 30 April 1815: d. 25 Julv 1843 in West Indies. Unm. 

16. Daniel Ilanscnm married. 8 March 17<)5. Lvdia. dan. of 
Samuel and Mary (Johnson) Mclntire of York and lived on his 
father's farm in Kliot. He died 27 Dec. 1828. She, horn 4 Aug. 
1774. died i i ( >ct. 1857. 

23. Ai.i' 1). 29 Nov. 1/95: m. Mary Libby. 

Eu/Ai'.KTH Hill b. 3 June 1797: m. David Libby. Jr.. 10 July 1817: d. 
id Aug. i8h.|. 

JOHN b. K> April 1799: m. Abbie Moses. Lived in Portsmouth. He 
d. 10 March 1835. Ch.. Caroline. Mary. Abbie, John and Jackson March. 
The last horn 8 March 1834. 

MARY b. 9 Sept. 1802: d. 18 Sept. 1848. Unm. 

DANIKI. b. in Nov. 1807: d. Jan. 1809. 

LvniA b. 22 Sept. 1811 : m. Joseph Kinnin 3 Jan. 1848: d. 11 March 1879. 


AUGUSTUS b. 16 Jan. 1815; m. Sally Mclntire 21 Nov. 1849; d- s. p. 
3 May 1899. She d. 17 March 1878, aged 63. 

SUSAN b. 25 June 1820; m. Washington Leavitt of York. 14 Oct. 1839. 

17. Simon Hanscom married (1)2 March 1794, Betsey, dau. 
of Joel Morrell. She died 21 Oct. 1802, aged 28; (2) 21 April 
1803, Betsey, dau. of Stephen and Hannah (Rogers) Remick. 
He died 23 Xov. 1833. aged 70. She died 29 March 1861. 

JONATHAN- m. 9 July 1818, Olive Ann Paul. Moved to Wilton, Me. 

BETSEY m. 21 July 1819. Ebenezer Frye, Jr. 

JOEL m. 9 Feb. 1836, Elizabeth H. Pierpont. Removed to Wilton, Me. 

Children by second marriage : 

SALLY m. 19 May 1831, Capt. John Paul. 
LYDIA d. 18 June 1853. aged 49. Unm. 
ALICE m. 1835. Stephen Hanscom, Jr. 
JANE d. 19 March 1848. aged 38. Unm. 

SIMON m. 7 April 1850. Olive, dau. of Oliver and Isabel S. (Shores) 
Remick. 2 ch. He d. 26 April 1864. aged 50. 
MARTHA d. 17 Dec. 1843. aged 27. Unm. 

18. Xathaniel. probably son of Joseph and Dorcas (Staples) 
Hanscom, though Fogg's notes make him son of Joseph and 
Lydia (Spinney) Hanscom, married, 18 Dec. 1781, Lucy Staples. 
Revolutionary soldier. He died i April 1830 in Eliot. Widow 
Lucy was living in 1835, aged 78. 

JOSEPH 1). about 1782: m. Polly Thurlow. See Hist, of Litchfield, 
page 155. 

JAMES b. about 1784: m. 3 May 1820 Catharine Hammond; d. in Eliot. 


NATHANIEL b. about 1/89: m. 5 July 1820 Betsey, dau. of Wm. Fernald. 
Had one son. John P. 

DEPENDENCE b. about 1791 ; died "in the eastern country." 

JEREMIAH b. about 1/94. "Settled eastward." 

ESTHER b. about 1796; d. 6 Aug. 1813. Unm. 

SIMON 1). about 1798. 


19. Stephen Hanscom married. 19 Jan. 1/83, Hannah, widow 
of William Tobey and dau. of William and Mary ( Paul) Remick. 

SAMI-KL b. about 1785; d. 24 April 1852: m. (i) Mary Hanscom 1*7 
Oct. 1X08. (2) Maria Paul 10 Dec. 1820. (3) 1831 Mrs. Lydia Willey. Had 
son William by first marriage. Fogg says Samuel had 11 children. 

WILLIAM b. 1/86; m. (i) 1811 Betsey Hanscom, (2) 8 June 1820 Nancy, 
widow of Jeremiah Remick. Ch., William. Albert. Alva. Susan. Alexan- 
der and Frances. 
24. STEPHEN b. 7 June 1792: m. Abigail Garland. 

OLIVER b. 1797: d. 23 Sept. 1854: m. Miriam Spinney 25 Jan. 1819. 


Uriah Hanscom, perhaps son of Uriah and Mary and grand- 
son of Aaron and Hannah ( - ) Hanscom, married, 21 Aug. 
1789, Anne Barnes. Lived in the north part of Eliot. "The 
whole family removed from town a long time ago." 

Ai'i'Hi.v 1). I Jan. 1790; m. 31 May 1811, John Nason? 
EBENEZER h. i Nov. 1790; died young. 

AI.PHEUS h. 19 April 1794; m. Joanna Stacy, 25 April 1819. 
EBENEZER 1). i Aug. 1796. 


20. \\ illiam Hanscom married, 25 Xov. 1804, Hannah 
Moore. He was a ship carpenter and lived in Eliot. He died 17 
July 1859. She was horn 14 Xov. 1774 and died 30 April 1852. 

JOHN b. 15 Juno 1805; d. 24 Oct. 18,32; m. Lydia, clau. of Capt. Waldron 
Kennison. Daughter Hannah Augusta m. Capt. William Nason of Ken- 

WILLIAM L. 1). 3 Aug. 1812; m. (i) 13 Jan. 1834. Sarah, dau. of Dr. 
Caleb Emery: (2) Augusta Ferrar ; d. 3 Sept. 1881. A naval constructor. 
One dau., Helen Louise, b. 19 Dec. 1836; m. Mr. Bell of New York; d. 
s. p. 2 Aug. 1871. 

SARAH ANN m. Win. S. Fernald 6 May 1824. (2) Jonathan Leighton 
of Eliot. 

HANNAH M. 1>. 19 June 1810: m. Nathan Junkins 21 Jan. 1828; d. 25 
Feb. 1888. 5 cli. 

ISAIAH 1). 29 June 1815: m. 24 Sept. 1835. Sarah C. dau. of Joseph 
and Dorcas vBurtlctt) Frost. (2) Julia M. Lord of Pawtucket. R. I. : d. 5 
March 1880. He was a naval constructor. Ch.. John Ostinclli b. I April 
1837, m. 29 July 1857 Martha A. Jenkins and has ch. Carrie Scammon b. 21 
May 1860. m. 9 Oct. 1882 Howard P. Landon. and George Elmer b. 2 
March 1862 in. 27 Sept. 1885 Ella I. Carlton : It'ilHain U'allacc b. 16 July 
1839. in. J2 May 1862 Abby Peverly Dodge; d. 16 Jan. 1888. having ch. 
Edwin Cults b. 9 Oct. 1867 d. i Jan. 1869. Wm. Wallace 1). 4 Dec. 1868 
and Lillian Frost b. 9 Aug. 1872; Mcldon Lcroy b. n Feb. 1843 m. 16 
Sept. 1868 Louisa De Forest Hyde and has ch. Meldon Isaiah b. 29 Aug. 
1869 m. 5 Feb. 1895 Anita Martinez, Edmund Hyde b. 5 Feb. 1872 m. 5 
Feb. 1895 Emilia Alice Hayes. Marion Louise b. 11 Sept. 1873. Adelaide 
Maniuand h. 25 Nov. 1875, Sarah De Forest b. 25 Xov. 1877, Frances Ger- 
trude b. 7 Oct. 1880; Isniuli Clifford, by second wife. b. 25 Nov. 1870 m. 
22 Xov. 1802 Maud Hallett Savage and has son Clarence Dean b. 29 
Dee. 1894 

HARRIET C. h. 18 July 1817: m. Francis Raynes : d. s. p. I April 1851. 


21. Samuel Hanscom married, 17 July 1825, Elizabeth, dau. 
of James and Ann (Hanscom) Shapleigh. He died i Feb. 1853. 
She died 8 March 1852. 

ADALINE P. m. John Rogers 18 April 1847. 
ELIZABETH m. Japhet Morrell. 
JUSTIN V. Lives in Portsmouth, N. H. 

CYNTHIA E. b. 10 Nov. 1834; m. Benj. T. Bartlett 12 June 1853; d. 17 
Sept. 1864. 


JOHN F. h. 21 April 1842. Naval constructor, m. Margaret Trefethen. 

22. Nathaniel Hanscom married, 7 Aug. 1814, Mary, dau. 
of James and Hannah (Bartlett) Shapleigh. He died 6 July 
1862. She died March 1843. 

ISABEL b. 4 Oct. 1814; d. 20 Oct. 1824. 

MARY b. 10 May 1817: d. 6 Oct. 1846. 

EI.IZAUETH b. 30 Jan. 1820; m. Robert Hendry; cl. 14 Aug. 1879. 

PiERi'ONT b. 25 June 1822; m. 22 Nov. 1849 Eliza J. Philbrick ; d. 24 
Dec. 1861. A son, Charles R., is superintendent of the Eastern Ship- 
building Company, New London, Conn. He m. Adah Fernald and has 
son, Ridgely Fernald Hanscom. 

JAMES b. 21 June 1825; d. 7 Oct. 1898. 

SYLVESTER b. 5 Sept. 1827. 

ISABEL b. 26 Oct. 1830; m. George Leighton ; d. n Oct. 1859. 

FRANKLIN b. 26 Oct. 1832; d. 19 Dec. 1836. 

ALBERT b. 28 May 1835. 

FRANK b. 23 July 1841. 

23. Alpheus Hanscom married, 20 May 1817. Mary, dau. of 
David and Abigail Libby. He died 24 Aug. 1847. Wife born 
17 March 1797, died 9 Jan. 1851. He was deacon of the Congre- 
gational Church from the age of 21 to his death. He is 
remembered as a man of noblest character. 

ALPHECS Arcu'STrs b. 25 March 1818; m. 20 Sept. 1843, Mary. dau. 
of Arthur Milliken. He died 8 June 1898 in Manchester, N. H. Was 
editor of several papers. See Old Eliot Vol. IV. p. 44. 

DANIEL b. i June 1820: m. i Jan. 1846, Lucy F. Cole; d. 7 Aug. 1894. 

JCI.IA b. 14 June 1823: in.' 12 April 1843 Amos Sargent, (2) 29 March 
1851, Joseph L. Grant. (3) 12 Xov. 1865, John Bartlett, (4) 29 Oct. 1874, 
Robert B. Milton. 

JAMES WILLIAM b. 22 Oct. 1827. Graduated at Bowdoin College in 
1846. Principal of Thornton Academy, Saco. Died 22 Aug. 1847. 

JOHN b. ii June 1830: m. 28 Dec. 1854, Henrietta Miller; d. 12 Dec. 


GEORGE AI.UKRT b. 25 Juiu- 1836; m. 6 July 1858, Hannah E. Decring: 
cl. 1.2 Nov. iX</). He was a sea captain many years. 

AIIIIIK MARY 1). 17 Nov. 1838: in. \2 Oct. 1862, John R. Dinsmorc. 

24. Stephen Hanscom married, (i) 11 June 1812, Abigail 
Garland, who was horn 28 March 1792 and died 29 Sept. 1849. 
He married (2) 4 May 1850, Kliza J. Hanscom. 

LEVI b. 25 Sept. i8r2: d. 16 Oct. 1840. 

STEPHEN- 1). 15 Jan. 1815: m. Olive Hanscom. 

DANIEL GARLAND b. 23 Sept. 1817; m. 21 May 1852, Jane L. Spinney. 

HANNAH b. 16 Oct. 1819; in. 12 June 1843 Shadrach Dixon. 

JAMES b. 7 June 1822; m. 7 Dec. 1845, Olive Ann Hanscom. 

SARAH b. 12 Nov. 1824; d. i .May 1834. 

MARY AnniE b. 13 June 1827; d. 10 Sept. 1852. 

SYLVESTER b. 17 Nov. 1829; d. 7 Dec. 1852. 


Stephen, son of Stephen and Abigail (Garland) Hanscom, 
married, 12 Nov. 1835, Olive, dan. of Simon H. and Betsey 
( Morrell) Hanscom, born 14 Jan. 1812. He died 20 May 1852. 
Children : 

Ai b. 17 Aug. 1835 : d. 16 Oct. 1837. 

LEONARD b. 8 April 1838. 

MARTHA J. b. i Nov. 1839. 

AT b. 9 April 7841. 

ALI-.ERT b. 24 July 1842. 

CHARLES H. b. 29 Jan. 1844: d. 5 Sept. 1844. 

EDWIN C. b. 12 Sept. 1846. : 

EVERETT b. 24 May 1848. 

WALDO b. 28 July 1850. 


12 Jan. 1775 Pelatiah Hanscom and Susannah Cole. 

14 Oct. 1792 John Hanscom and Catharine Foster. See Hist, of Litch- 
field. p. 154. 

7 Feb. 1819 Nathaniel Hanscom and Abigail Fcrnald. 

12 April 1821 Caesar Whiddcn of Portsmouth and Jerusha Hanscom. 

23 March 1825 Thomas Hanscom. 31!. of Eliot and Abigail Card, in 

-7 July 1^-8 William Hanscom. 3d. and Eunice Seavey. 



Stephen Hardison witnessed a deed in Berwick in 1687. He 
appears at Court in 1691 and is mentioned in 1696. His widow 
Mary is named in 1698. Two sons were : 

JOHN' b. 22 Jan. 1691; m. Abigail Cotton? 
STEPHEN h. 9 May 1693; m. Alice Abbot? 

Stephen Hardison, Jr., married, 23 Sept. 1724, Alice Abbot, 
prob. dau. of Joseph and Alice (Nason) Abbot. Tate says that 
he died 25 Dec. 1769. Children were: 

JOHN b. 16 Aug. 1725 ; m. - . Son John bapt. 4 Jan. 1755. 

STEPHEN b. 30 July 1727: m. Mary Crece, 5 Sept. 1753. Dau. Mary 
bapt. 16 July 1754. M. (2) Hannah Scammon 9 Nov. 1756. 
A!ARY b. 16 Jan. 1728-9; m. Jonathan Bean 27 June 1751. 
JOSEPH b. 3 Sept. 1732; m. Mary Pike 15 Nov. 1752. 
THOMAS b. 9 Jan. 1736; m. Mary Chadbourne 2 Dec. 1756. 
NATHANIEL b. 22 April 1738; m. Charity Shorey 25 Oct. 1758. 
ALICE b. 22 April 1738; m. Thomas Shorey 9 Sept. 1756. 


Joseph II art, born in Lynn, Mass., 12 Sept. 1689, married, 18 
Dec. 1718, Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas and Abigail (Hodsdon) 
Gowen and lived in Berwick, where he died in 1769. The follow- 
ing children were baptized in Berwick: 

RUTH bapt. 22 Nov. 1/19: in. Nicholas Lord, 5 Feb. 1747. 

MOSES bapt. 4 Dec. 1720. 

ELIAS bapt. 3 Feb. 1722-3. 

Ei.iZAi'.ETii bapt. 29 Nov. 1724. 

AIUCAIL hapt. 29 Nov. 1/24. 

JOSEPH bapt. 23 March 1726-7. 

- bapt. 13 Oct. 1728. 
JOHN bapt. 2 May 1731. 

''March i. 1720. William Cotton of Portsmouth, N. H., "for love I bear 
to John Hardison and Abigail his wife." deeded land in Scarborough to 



John 1 1 card was in Kittery in 1640, and lived at first on 
Champernowne's Island. He was living' with his wife at Sturgeon 
Creek in 1645. Wife's name was Isabel. His will, dated 3 
March 1675-6, was probated 21 Feb. 1676. It wills all his 
property to the children of James Heard, his son, Another son 
was, doubtless, Warwick Heard, accidentally shot by Charles 

James Heard, son of John and Isabel, is called "ensign" in 
1647. His wife's name was Shuah. She is sometimes called, or 
miscalled, Susanna. James Heard died before his father's will 
was made, and his widow m. (2) about 1677, Richard Otis of 
Dover, X. H. Children of James Heard were (See York Deeds 
IX. 266) 

JOHX h. about 1667. See below. 

MARY prob. unm. 

ELIZABETH m. James Chadbourne before 1680. (2) Samuel Small. 

KATHARINE m. John Wooden of Wells, Me., and Salem, Mass. 

ABIGAIL m. Job Clements of Dover, N. H.. 2 Feb. 1688-9. 

ANN m. Robert Evans, Jr., of Dover N. H. 

Capt. John, son of James Heard, married ( I ) 27 April 1690, 
Phebe Littlefield, who died 4 July 1697, (2) 2 July 1698. Jane, 
dan. of Xicholas Cole and widow of Joseph Littlefield. (3) Dec. 
1725, Ann Wing-ate. (4) Maria P>radbury of York. Pub. 27 
Xov. 1/35. His will, dated 15 Jan. 1739, was probated 6 Jan. 
1752. Children were: 

DORCAS b. 26 Feb. 1690-1 ; m. Hugh Tucker 21 Nov. 1717. 

PIIEBE b. 15 Jan. 1692: in. Abraham Morrell. (2) Thomas Stevens of 
Newcastle, in 1724. 

SHCAH b. 25 Jan. 1694; m. Nathan Bartlett 10 March 1714. 

JAMKS b. 21 Jan. 1696; m. Mary Roberts of Dover. N. II.. 7 
April 1720. Widow Mary is mentioned in 1725. She prob. ni. Samuel 
Wingate of Dover I May 1726. Ch. of James Heard were Sarah bapt. 
17 June 1722. m. Renj. Chadbourne 21 July 1742: Mary bapt. 17 June 1722, 
prob. d. young: Phebe bapt. 26 April 1724. who m. prob. Abraham Lord; 
and Jane bapt. 3 Oct. 1725, who prob. d. young. 

'John Heard of Dover has been confused by some with John Heard of 
Kittery. The former lived at Cochecho and m. Elizabeth, dan. of Rev. 
Joseph Hull and died 17 Jan. 1688. He left a large family. It may have 
been he who owned land and lived in Gorgeana in 1648. 


Children by second marriage : 

JAXE b. 18 June 1699; m. 15 Nov. 1719 Tristram Coffin of Dover, N. H. 
MARY b. 24 Aug. 1700; m. Henry Barter I July 1722. 
ABIGAIL b. 15 April 1702; m. Moses Hubbard 26 Dec. 1723. 


Richard Earl appears in court in 1653. John Earl was admin- 
istrator of the estate of William Ash in 1676. He is mentioned in 
1684, in an inventory, and prob. witnessed a deed in 1700. 
William Hearle was wth John Winter in 1639. A deposition of 
William Earle, made 3 Sept. 1674, says he was then aged 60 years 
or thereabouts. He was a resident of Portsmouth in 1665. He 
and wife Beaton sold land at Spinney's Cove in 1680. His will 
made at Portsmouth 17 May 1689, names daughter Sarah and her 
husband John Cotton. Xo wife nor other children are named. 

William Hearl bought land a little south of Great Works 
River in 1690. He married (i) Patience, dau. of Thomas and 
Mary (Spencer) Etherington. There was laid out to William 
Hearl, 6 June 1702, land whch was "granted to his father-in-law 
Thomas Etherington" 15 Dec. 1659. He married (2) about Dec. 
1703 Sarah, widow of James Goodwin and daughter of Miles and 
Ann Thompson; (3) before 1718 Elizabeth, daughter of Peter 
and Joan Grant. His will, made 9 Aug. 1718, was probated 16 
June 1730. Children were: 

KTHF.RI. \GTOX m. Hannah Goodwin. 

JOHN m. Mary Beard 17 Dec. 1711. 


JAMES m. Martha Jackson 7 May 1717. 

WILLIAM m. Margaret Warren. 


MARY m. Rial Hamilton. 

MARGARET m. Nathan Lord. 

Etherington Hearl, above named, married, 18 Eeb. 1723, 
Hannah, dau. of William and Deliverance (Taylor) Goodwin. 
She was bapt. 2 Aug. 1724. He died 7 May 1770 (Tate). 
Children : 

WILLIAM bapt. 11 June 1727. 

PATIKNTK bnpt. 4 July 1727; m. George Huntress 17 March 1757. 

MARY bapt. 27 July 1729. 

JERKMIAH bapt. 23 Oct. 1730. 


LOVK hapt. 13 April 1735; in. Darling Huntress 6 Dec. 1751. 
ABIGAIL hapt. 13 April 1735: died young. 

Jos m- A bapt. 10 Aug. 1740; in. Hannah Bradbury of Buxtdi 17 
April 1766? 

ABIGAIL hapt. 7 July 1745. 

John, son of William and Patience ( Etherington) Hearl. mar- 
ried. 17 Dec. 17 ii, Mary Beard. Mis will, made 17 Jan. 1742, 
was probated 17 Jan. 1743. \Yife was riot named in his will. 
Children : 

JOHN hapt. i<S Dec. 1719; not named in will. 

JosEi-ii bapt. 18 Dec. 1/19; m. Sarah Lord. Int. Rec. 2 Feb. 1739. 

KBKNK/.KR hapt. 18 Dec. 1719. 

BENJAMIN hapt. 18 Dec. 1719; in. Sarah - -. 

ESTHER hapt. n June 172:. 

MARY, named in will. 

James, son of William and Patience ( Etherington ) Hearl, 
married 7 May 1717, Martha Jackson. Both were bapt. 25 May 
1718. Children were : 

WILLIAM hapt. 25 May 1718. 

SARAH hapt. 7 May 1721. 

MARY, bapt. 2 May 1725. 

JAMKS hapt. in Jan. 1726-7. 

SAMCEL hapt. 15 June 1729. 

LYDIA hapt. 23 March 1734-5. 

ELIZABETH hapt. 6 Sept. 1/39: in. 8 Jan. 1760 Samuel Roe, Jr.? 

ANN hapt. 6 Sept. 1739. 

ABIGAIL hapt. 4 May 1740. 

William, son of William and Patience (Etherington) Hearl, 
married, 15 Dec. 1717, Margaret, clan, of Gilbert and Sarah 
(Emery) Warren. She was a widow 19 July 1725. Children: 

PATIENCE hapt. 3 Jan. 1719-20; m. George Huntress 17 March 1757? 
Gii.BEKT hapt. Oct. 1720: m. Oli\'e Hooper 8 Jan. 1745. 
THOMAS hapt. 20 June 1/23. 

SARAH hapt. 19 July 1725; in. Benj. Goodwin 27 Aug. 1747. 
hapt. i Nov. 1725. 


Michael I licks of Portsmouth, born in the Barbadoes, made 
his will in 1688. His widow Sarah, dan. of Thomas and Jane 
Wai ford, was of Portsmouth in 1697. See X. H. Deeds, XI. 265. 
Michael Hicks and wife Mary joined the church at Xewington in 



Dennis Hicks had wife Sarah and bought land at Kittery Point 
in 1689. His wife was probably daughter of Roger Deering. 1 
Their children were : 

JOHN m. Elizabeth, dau. of James Davis of Oyster River. Pub. 13 
Nov. 1725. He was living near Biaveboat Harbor, in York, in 1739. His 
widow was of Durham. X. H., in 1754 and died at the age of 79. Had son 
Joseph and dau. Sarah who m. Paul Pinkham. 

JOSEPH m. Sarah, dau. of James Davis of Oyster River. Lived in Mad- 
bury. N. H. Ch.. Sarah b. 22 May 1721; John b. 20 Oct. 1723; Mary b. 
I Jan. 1725; Hepzibah bapt. 6 April 1729; Elizabeth bapt. 31 July 1729; 
Joseph bapt. 22 May 1746. 

NATHANIEL m. Martha, dau. of James Foye in 1712. Will, 7 June 
1764-10 April 1768. Children were: 

Lemuel bapt. 14 Aug. 1715 at Kittery. Moved to Falmouth. Mar- 
ried (i) about 1740 Hannah Giddings, whose father came from 
Gloucester, Mass. She was killed by lightning 31 July 1748 and 
one child at the same time. A child, Joseph, died in Falmouth, 
Me., in 1848, aged 98. Lemuel lived at Bishop's Corner, West- 
brook. He m. (2) 1752 Martha Cox at Falmouth. 
Sarah bapt. 26 April 1724; m. Samuel Billings; d. before 1764, leav- 
ing dau. Eunice Billings. 
Joseph bapt. 18 July 1725; m. Happy Proctor of Falmouth. Pub. 

I Ojt. 1748; cl. before 1764. leaving son William. 
Martha bapt. 10 Aug. 1729. not named in will. 
Elizabeth bapt. 6 Sept. 1730, not named in will. 
Dennis, named in will. Will names also grandson. Nathaniel. Jr. 


John Hill moved from Plymouth to Boston in 1630. He was 
made freeman 18 March 1642. Another John Hill was admitted 
as freeman, at Boston, 6 March 1645, perhaps son of the first. 
The first fohn Hill was one of the grantees of "Xashaway" in 

'The Town Records say that land was laid out. 19 July 1694. to "Roger 
Dearing, Robert Mitchell, Joseph Couch and Dennis Hicks, to be divided 
among themselves as they see cause." There are two other similar 
records. It may be a division of property of the first Roger Deering 
among his heirs. The fact also that Joan Crafts, widow of the first 
Roger Deering, made her home in her old age with Sarah Hicks points 
to the conclusion that Dennis Hicks married Sarah Deering. 


1640 and (lied in 1647.' He seems to have been interested in land 
speculation in several places. 

A John Mill was taxed in Dover, X. H., the 8th of the loth 
month, 1639. This could not have been the John Mill of Dover, 
who in 1659 deposed that he was about thirty-five years of age, 
for he was, therefore, born about 1624 and would be only fifteen 
years of age in 1639. If born in 1624,, he would have become of 
age in 1645, and so would well correspond to the John Mill who 
was admitted as freeman in Boston in that year. John Mill of 
Dover had wife Elizabeth, and John Hill of Boston married Eliza- 
beth Strong, 1 6 Jan. 1656. The births of his children so far as 
known, indicate that the John of Boston was the John of Dover. 
It is probable that his father, the first John Hill mentioned above, 
acquired land in Dover and was taxed for it in 1639; that he 
returned to Boston and died in 1647; that his son John Hill 
inherited land of his father in Dover and was taxed for it in 1650; 
that he married Elizabeth Strong in Boston in 1656 and settled in 
Dover at once, where he was taxed in 1657 and is often mentioned 
till 1685.- 

John Hill lived in that part of Dover called Oyster River, now 
Durham, X. 11. He was a grand juryman in 1668 and in 1671. 

'Drake's Boston, p. 132. Cf. Davis' Landmarks of Plymouth. See 
also Drake's Boston, pp. 278, 285. 291 and 313. Suffolk Deeds. Vol. Yf. 
224. Mass. Colony Records, Vol. II. pp. 136. 212. 

"Hist. Memoranda of Ancient Dover, pp. 353. 350, 349. 356. 363. Some 
have supposed that John Hill of Dover was a brother to Valentine Hill of 
that place. This is disproved by the fact that John, brother of Valentine 
Hill, was a merchant of London. His will, dated 14 Dec. 1665. shows 
plainly that he was not the John Hill of Dover. X. II . See Water's 
Gleanings. Vol. I. 5. 

Richard Hill is mentioned in the Court Records of Xew Hampshire in 
16(15. The inventory of his estate was made 3 Jan. 1677-8. A John Hill 
died in 1682 and left his property to the wife of Francis Champernowne. 
William I till was taxed at Oyster River in 1657. He had wife Judith 
and son William, born in 1646. who ha-d wife Hannah and son Henry. 
None of the-e have been connected with the family of John Hill of Dover, 
neither with the family of Valentine Hill. 

A David Mill married. 25 Oct. 1710. Anne, widow of Joseph Couch 
and dan. of Christopher Adams. He died about March 1717. leaving 
children, one aged 4 years 8 months, the other 2 years. The first was 
Anne Hill born 31 July 1712. m. Knoch Staples 24 Sept. 1728. d. 23 April 
1742. The other was perhaps Kli/abeth Hill, who m. John Cole 24 Oct. 
1728. Cf. York Deeds IX. 92. 


He was taxed in 1684, after which he is not mentioned. The time 
and place of his death are not known. His children, so far as 

known from deeds and incidental mention, were : 


1. JOSEI-H 1). 1657; in. (i) Catherine Knight, (2) Susanna Beedle. 

2. SAMUEL 1>. prob. 1659; m. Elizabeth Williams. 
JOHN b. 1661 ; m. perhaps Sarah Brackett. 
BENJAMIN" b. 8 April 1665; prob. d. unm. 

HANNAH, m. William Frye. 
Mis4?i u i (A'i V f -'-''- 

\J j?> 

1. Joseph, son of John Hill, made a deposition, 27 Sept. 1682, 

in which he says he was about twenty-five years of age. He was 
then a constable. In 1685 he sold to John Smart a farm at Oyster 
River, situated "by y e little bay between y e plantations of Joseph 
Kent and John Ault." The deed declares that he bought it of his 
father, John Hill. He married (i) in Kittery, about 1688. Cath- 
erine Knight and settled in Dover, where he bought land of Job 
Clements in 1689. He sold this and a grant, made to him by the 
town in 1694, to John Downing in 1699. Exception is made in 
the deed to "a rod square, where my former wife and children are 
buried." The deed is signed by Joseph Hill and wife Susanna Hill 
He had, then, before 1699, married Susanna, daughter of Christo- 
pher Reedle. (York Deeds VII. 29.) In 1696 Joseph Hill 
bought land at Long Reach in Kittery, and it was probably about 
this time that his second marriage occurred. His will, dated 30 
Jan. 1/12-13, was probated 5 Jan. 1713. It names the following 
children. His widow Susanna probably married, 2 Jan. 1724, 
John Lydston. The marriage was recorden in Newington. 

3.' SAMUEL m. Hannah Allen. 

JOSEI-H m. Sarah Dennett 17 July 1725 ; d. s. p. 1754. See Maine Wills. 

JOHN, named in will. 

ELI/AHETH m. John Emerson 9 Dec. 1714. 

HANNAH m. Thomas Hutchins 5 Aug. 1720. 

Ai'.i(;.\iL m. Thomas Ham 30 Jan. 1723-4. 

CATHERINE m. Edward Ordway of Haverhill, Mass. 

MARY m. Samuel* Jackson of Portsmouth 20 Jan. 1732-3. 

DORCAS m. Joshua Remick, 1729. 

SARAH m. Nathaniel Jackson of Portsmouth 2 March 1727. 

2. Samuel, son of John Hill, married, 28 Oct. 1680, Elizabeth, 
dan. of William and Mary ( ) Williams of Oyster River, 
lie bought land in Eliot in 1686. He also owned estates in 


Portsmouth. His will, dated 28 Aug. 1713, was probated 28 
March 1823. Children : 

JOHN' 1). 30 Nov. 1681 ; lived in Portsmouth. 

FLI/ABETH 1>. 7 Nov. 16X3; in. George Marshall of Portsmouth, 25 
Feb. 1701-2. 

MARY 1>. 6 April 1685; m. Benjamin Welch. 
HANNAH h. 29 Sept. 1687; in. Samuel More. 
ABIGAIL h. 29 Sept. 1689; m. Ebenezer Dennett, 10 June 1714. 

4. SAMUEL l>. 13 Dec. 1696; m. Mary Nelson. 

SARAH h. 28 July 1701 ; m. Joseph Fogg of Scarboro, 13 Jan. 1725-6. 

5. BKNJAMIN h. 2 July 1703; m. Mary Neal. 

6. JOSKI-H 1). 28 July 1706; m. Abigail Libby. 

John, son of John Hill, may have been the one who married 
Sarah Brackett of Portsmouth. He probably lived in Greenland, 
X. 1 1., and had sons, Joshua, Joseph, John and Benjamin. 


3. Samuel, son of Joseph Hill, married, 23 Dec. 1721, Han- 
nah, dau. of .Francis and Hannah (Jenkins) Allen. He was a 
Friend. He inherited land on the upper side of Cammock's 
Creek, in Fliot. His will, made in 1764, was probated in 1775- 
Children :/^ 

7. JOSEPH in. (i) Miriam Sawyer of Newbury, Mass.; (2) Mary Breed. 

8. ISAAC in. (i) Lydia Roberts, (2) Kli/abeth Estes. 
SIMEON" in. Rebecca Austin in 1745: d. before 1750. 
MIRIAM in. Nathaniel Austin in 1/51. 

RUTH m. - - Spinney. 

HULDAH in. Moses Sawyer 9 May 1/44; d. s. p. 


4. Samuel, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (\Yilliams) Hill, 
married, 22 Xov. 1716, Mary, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Haley) Xelson. i le was an original member of the Congrega- 
tional Church in Eliot. Children were: 

KLI/AHKTH b. 14 Nov. i/i~: m. Downing Woodman. 2 Oct. i/.V>- 
SAM UKL h. 12 Dec. 1719. 

, '.May 22. 1729. John Hill of Portsmouth. N. H.. and wife Hannah. 
George Marshall, sail-maker. Samuel Marshal, potter, and Lydia Rackley, 
widow, all of Portsmouth. N. II.. convey to Joseph Mix and John Chesley 
all title to 50 acres granted to our honored grandfather John Hill, late of 
Dover. N. H.. tailor. deceased, by the said town of Dover in 1656, 
hounded northwest by William Drew's lot. N. H. Deeds X. 34. 


BENJAMIN b. 23 March 1721. 
NELSON b. 31 Dec. 1724. 

9. JOSEPH b. 30 June 1727; m. Catherine Staples. 
GEORGE b. 15 May 1730: d. 23 Oct. 1736. 
CATHERINE b. 6 March 1732. 
TEMPERANCE b. 28 Dec. 1735; d. 25 Oct. 1736. 

MARY b. about 1738; m. Francis Smith of Dover 12 Feb. 1761. 
JOHN b. about 1740; m. Lucy Chick 17 June 1766. 

5. Benjamin, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Williams) Hill, 
married, 12 Jan. 1/26, Mary, dan. of Andrew and Catherine 
(Furbish) Xeal. Children: L^-- 

10. JOHN 1). 12 Dec. 1727; m. Elizabeth Ferguson, (2) Martha Rogers. 
EUNICE b. 6 Nov. 1730; m. John Shackley 13 Nov. 1751. 

MARY b. 20 July 1733 ; m. John Adams 22 Oct. 1761 ? 

11. JAMES b. 20 Dec. 1734: m. Sarah Coffin. 

CATHERINE b. 6 Nov. 1735: m. Peter Nowel of York 25 July 1772? 

ELIZABETH b. 15 May 1738: m. Samuel Hodge of Dover 22 Oct. 1761? 

BENJAMIN b. 24 Dec. 1739. 

ABIGAIL b. 26 March 1741 ; died young. 

ANDREW b. 11 Dec. 1742; died young. 

12. ANDREW b. 3 April 1744; m. Judith Gerrish of Newbury, Mass., in 
Straff ord. N. H. 

ABIGAIL b. 22 Sept. 1745: m. Ezra Moody of Newbury, 25 Aug. 1768. 
DANIF.L b. 2 April 1748; d. 6 Nov. 1749. 
ANNE b. 12 Nov. 1750. 

6. Joseph, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Williams) Hill, 
married, 2 May 1728, Abigail, dan. of Daniel and Elizabeth 
( Kirke ) Libby of Scarboro. Children: 

ABIGAIL m. James Foss, 1751. 
LYDIA m. James Marr, 1752. 
SUSANNA m. Nathaniel Jordan, 1755. 
ELIZABETH m. Thomas Millett of Falmouth. 
DANIEL, of Scarboro. unm. in 1762. 
MARY, of Scarboro. unm. in 1762. 


7. (oseph. son of Samuel and Hannah (Allen) Hill, married 
Miriam Sawyer in 1744 and (2) Mary Breed. He moved in 1773 
to Beech Rids^e, in Berwick. 

STEI-HEN, commander of a privateer. Died at sea. 
MIRIAM, died young. 


Children by second marriage: 

MARK, lived on Beech Ridge. 
. AMOS in. Mercy Varney of Berwick. 
AHNKK. / , / 

JOHN 1). 15 April 1770; d. in Vermont in i84O./?* 
SARAH in. Fphraim Clary of Sanford. ucc 
I.VI.IA in. William Frost of Sanford. wf 

" Su '' )lu ' n Staples. a 

ni Joseph Winslow of Windham, Me. 

8. Isaac, son of Samuel and Hannah (Allen) Hill, married, 
( i ) Lydia, dan. of Joseph Roberts of Dover. X. H.. who died 17 
Sept. 1/69: ( 2 ) 24 March 1773. Klizabeth. dan. of Klijah and 
Sarah ( Hodirdon ) Kstes 1 of Dover, who died io()ct. 178-); (3) 
24 March 1786. Widow Lncy Hill. He lived in Kittery, now 
Kliot. His will, dated 28 Xov. 1806. was probated 3 July 1807 
Children : 

14. SAMTKI. 1>. 13 April 1777: in. Fli/abeth Raw son. 
SIM HON. died in Salem. Mass. 
AHNKK. died in Salem Mass. 
STEPHEN, drowned near Portsmouth. 
Children by third marriage: 
I.VDIA. in. - Catlin. 

HANNAH in. (i) John Merrill of Xew Salem. X. H.. 2 Feb. 1812. (2) 
- Moore. 

(). Joseph, son of Samuel and Marv ( Xelson ) Hill, married 
Catherine, dan. of Robert and Hannah ( Tobey ) Staples. 25 April 
174*;. He died in 1763. Children: 

XKI.SON b. 23 April 1755: in. Abbott. Rev. soldier. Settled in 

'Elijah K-tes was born in Hover. N". H.. 7 Sept. \~2\ and d. jS Xov. 
1788; m. 5 Hec. 1744 Hannah, dan. of Israel and Hannah (Hanson) Flnds- 
don. who was b. u Xov. 1725 and d. 28 Dec. 1784. 

Fliiah wa-^ son of Joseph Fstes. b. 2(1 Aug. i6(X>. in Lynn. Mass.. and 
d. 15 May 1770. He in. H) July 171^ Mary. dau. of Timotliy and Mary 
(Roberts) Robinson, who was b. 10 April i6i)5 in Hover. X. H.. and d. 
jo March 1771. 

JOSEPH was son of Richard Fstes (son of Robert and Dorothy Fstes 
of Hover. Fug.), born the third month of 1647 and in. 2^d of fourth month 
i6()7 Fli/abeth Beck. Both were then of Great Island. X. H. He lived in 
Salem and Lynn, and for a few year-- he owned land at Cold Harbor. 
Kitterv. See F^tes (len. 


ELEANOR b. 4 May 1757: m. John Gowell 5 Dec. 1776. Lived in 
Minot, Me. 

JAMES b. 16 Nov. 1760: m. n Feb. 1787, Sarah, dau. of Christopher 
Hammond. Widow m. Wm. Staples of Berwick. One son, James, Jr., 
settled in Berwick. 

SAMUEL b. 22 Sept. 1763: m. 10 Oct. 1789. Rebecca, dan. of Benjamin 
and Elizabeth (Deed) Remick, who was born 7 Aug. 1761 and died 27 Jan. 
1848. He d. 4 June 1824. Had one dau., Betsey Deed b. 9 Aug. 1790. who 
m. William Fogg. 16 June 1821. 

10. John, son of Benjamin and Mary (Xeal) Hill, married, 
7 Oct. 1/56. Elizabeth, dau. of James and Patience (Downing) 
Ferguson, who died 2 Feb. 1/59, (2) 1764, Martha, dau. of Rev. 
John and Susannah ( Whipple) Rogers, who was born 14 June 
1733 and died 9 Nov. 1788. He was a tanner. 

Lois 1). 29 May 1/57; ' 30 May 1782. James Bartlett. 
ELIZABETH b. 15 Jan. 1759; d. 15 Nov. 1759. 
Children by second marriage : 
15. JOHN bapt. 17 June 1767; m. Eunice Libby. 
ELIZABETH bapt. 19 Feb. 1769; m. W. Crosby. 
CATHERINE bapt. 15 July 1770: in. Stephen Furbish. 1797. 
MARY bapt. 2.3 Aug. 1772; m. Dr. Pratt of Ohio. 
SARAH bapt. 8 May 1774: m. Dr. Wm. D. Moody of York. 9 Jan. 1800. 

11. James, son of Benjamin and Mary (Xeal) Hill, was an 
officer in the Fernch and Indian War and kept a diary which is 
.still preserved. He married, i Jan. 1761. Sarah, dau. of Dr. 

Edmund and Shuah ( Harden) Coffin, (2) Sarah Hoyt, widow of 
John Burleigh. Jr. 

DANIEL b. 16 July 1761. 

SARAH b. 5 Jan. 1763. 

MARY b. 2 June 1764. 

JAMES b. 2 March 1766. 

Ai'i'HtA b. 4 Dec. 1767: d. 21 Jan. 1770. 

Children by second marriage: 

HANNAH b. 27 March 1775. 

JOHN BURLEIGH b. 3 June 1776. 

JOSEPH HOYT 1). 16 Jan. 1778. 

BEN.FAMIN b. 19 Sept. 1779; d. 15 Feb. 1812. 

DEHOKAH b. 3 May 1783. 

AIM-HIA b. 4 July 1783. 

MEHITABLE BrRi.EHiii b. 2 July 1785. 

OLIVE BRIIK;E b. i Jan. 1787. 

AMOS SHEPHERD b. 30 March 1788. 


12. Andrew, son of Benjamin and Mary ( Xeal) Hill, mar- 
ried Judith (ierrish of Xewhury, Mass.. and settled in that part of 
Harrington which was set off as Strafford. X. H. 

BKNJAMIX 1>. 27 Xov. 1767; d. 3 March 17/4. 
ANNA l>. 23 Aug. 1769; in. Nathaniel Huntress. 
TAMSON b. 2 Aug. 1771 ; in. Jacob Twomhly. 
MARY h. 19 Sept. 1773: in. Samuel Rand, 
BENJAMIN h. 2 Fel>. 1776: in. Mary Ham. 
SAKAH b. 15 Sept. 1777; in. Jeremiah Clark. 
\Viu. i AM h. 30 June 1780: in. Mary Clark. 
OI.IVK I). 22 May 178.2; in. Isaac Tuttle. 
JUDITH 1). 15 Nov. 1/84: in. Samuel P. Fuss. 
16. ANDREW XEAI. b. 12 May 1787; in. Sally Leighton. 


13. Amos, son of Joseph and Mary ( Breed) Hill, married, 
30 Dec. 1/90, Mercy, dau. of Timothy and Abigail ( Hnssey) 
Varney, hern 8 March 1771. Children as recorded in Dover, 
where the dates differ a little from those pven in the record at 
Xorth Berwick. 

LEBBECS h. 28 Jan. 1792; d. 22 Jan. 1816. 

OI.IVKK 1). 26 Sept. 1/94; removed to Sandwich. X. H. 

COMFORT b. 26 Feb. 1796; m. Amasa \"arney of Dover. X. H. 

SARAH h. / May 1/98; in. Beiiijah Yarney of Dover. X. H. 

MARY 1>. 4 April 1800: in. Jedediah Fclch of Sandwich. X. H. 

ISAIAH BUEEP 1>. 18 Xov. 1804. 

MERCY h. March 1807. 

TIMOTHY YARNEY h. 28 Dec. 1808. 

AHNF.R h. 6 March 1810. 

HUI.PUI h. 22 March 1814: d. in Xov. 1814. 

14. Samuel, son of Isaac and Elizabeth ( Estes ) Hill, mar- 
ried at Salem. Mass.. by Rev. Mr. Spaldinj^. 28 April 1799, Eliz- 
abeth, dan. of John and Elizabeth ( Bruce) Rawson. 1 who was 

'Joiix RAWSON. li. 23 Jan. 1738. m. Kli/abeth Bruce of Mendon. Mass., 
26 May i/f)i. He was son of William Raws<m. who in. 13 May 1731, 
Margaret, dau. of Thomas Cook and d. 1790. He was a distinguished 
lawyer, horn 20 Feb. i/n. William Rawson was son of Capt. William 
Rawson. b. in Braintree. 'Mas>.. 2 Dec. 1082. and graduated' at Harvard 
in 1/03. married Sarah Crosby of Billerica in 1710 and d. Oct. 1769. 
Capt. William was m of F.dward Rawson and in. 31 July 1673. Anne, 
dau. of Xathaniel and Mary (Smith) (Hover of Dorchester. Mass. 
F.dward Rawson came to Xewhury. Mass., in 1030 from Gillingham, 
Fng.. m. Rachel Perne and \\as chosen secretary of the Bay Colony. 



born 7 Feb. 1778 and died in Aug. 1847. He inherited his 
father's estate in Eliot and died there in 1865. See portrait. 

JOSEPH 1). 18 June 1800: m. 25 April 1825, Eliza Augusta Hammond, 
(2) Mary Fairficld. Lived in Biddeford. Me. 
ELIZA h. 19 Dec. iSoi ; d. i Jan. 1805. 


JOHN 1). 28 Nov. i8.r3: d. Oct. 1827. 

STKIMIK.V ]>. 2<) Oct. i. r 05; in. ChailniU 1 Lamb. 

MARY h. 6 Dec. 1X07: in. 23 March 1825, John (ioodwin. (2) 1843, 
Hdward K. 1'aul ; d. Dec. 1847. 
17. SAMCKI. 1i 28 June 1800: in. Olive II. Ilnlman. (2) l.ydia Palmer. 

KI.IZAMKTH 1). 27 May 1811: in. Ivory (iood\vin. 

ASA A. h. 28 Dec. 1812: d. July 1838. 



IKA I). 20 Dec. 1814; m. Hannah Fairfield. 

MARTHA ESTES b. 5 Doc. 1816; m. Leonard Spinney, 13 Oct. 1839. 

18. WILLIAM 1>. 4 Feb. 1821 : in. Miriam Leighton, (2) Jennie Brooks. 

15. Deacon John, son of John and Martha (Rogers) Hill, 
married, 17 March 1796, Eunice, dau. of Reuben and Martha 
( Staples ) Libby. 

JOHN Row h. 23 May 1797; in. 20 May 1819 Honor R. Remick. One 
Ch., Mary Rogers. I). 4 Jan. 1820. d. 25 Sept. 1833. 

19. WILLIAM h. 28 Feb. 1799; in. Elizabeth Buffuni. 

20. DAMKI. b. 17 March 1801 ; m. 1825, Elizabeth Libby. 

21. OI.IVKU b. 18 Aug. 180.3; i- Caroline D. Huntress. 

ELIZA b. 16 Feb. 1806; m. Alexander Shapleigh, 14 Nov. 1830. 

22. ASA ALVIX b. 25 Feb. 1808; in. 1840, Olive Elixa Freeman. (2) 
Martha Gowen. 

MARTHA ANN b. 11 June 1813; d. 17 March 1844. I'lim. 

1 6. Andrew, son of .Andrew and Judith ((ierrish) Hill, mar- 
ried Sally Leighton. Children were born in Stratford, X. H. 

LKVI GERRISH b. 7 July 1812: in. 1838. Abigail Shackford. Physician 
in Dover. N. H. 

ANDREW LEIGHTOX b. 1814. Lived in Norfolk. Ya. 
HANNAH ARH;AIL b. 1818. 


17. Samuel, son of Samuel and [Elizabeth (Rawson) Hill, 
married Olive II. IIolman,j2) 29 Dec. 1841. Lydia. dau. of Rev. 
David I 'aimer of Townsend, Mass.. who was born 24 March 
1812. He died in 'IVwr.send 14 Jan. 1887. 

CHARLES WILLIAM b. 11 Oct. 1842: m. Katherine L. Strnckman. 
MARY CAROLINE b. 29 Dec. 1843; in. James A. Dnane. 
LrciA THOMPSON b. 26 March 1846; m. Rev. Henry Hyde. 
ANNIE EI.I/AHETH b. n July 1847: m. Albert L. Fes<enden. 
JOHN KINCSLEY b. 4 Oct. 1848: d. 4 Feb. 1853. 
LEV i PALMER b. 4 Oct. 1848; m. \. S. Farnu-r. 
HENRY ARTHI'E b. 2 Aug. 1850. 

JOHN FREDERICK b. 9 March 1853: m. 28 Dec. 1881. Ida Frances Par- 
ker of Rock ford 111. Lives in Cambridge. Mas.-,. 

1 8. William, son of Samuel and Elizabeth ( Rawson ) Hill, 
married ( i ) 27 N'nv. 1840, Miriam, dau. of Andrew and Sarah C. 
( Odiorr.c ) Leight; n, who died 9 Xov. 1876, (2) Jennie Brooks. 


He lived on the old homestead at Eliot and died 27 Xov. 1902. 
See portrait. Children : 

ELLA BRITF. 1>. 19 Sept. 1850: m. 29 Nov. 1877 Homer H. Hobbs of 

JOHN FREMONT 1). 29 Oct. 1855. See page 260. 


I.I/./.IK I'.\ \VSON 1). 23 March 1857; 111. 18 Dec. 188-3 \Vm. L. llobbs of 
Dover. X. II. 

HOWARD 1). 5 Dec. 1861 : d. _' Jan. 1863. 

19. William, son of Dea. Ji;hn and luinice ( Lihliy ) Hill, 
married. 25 (an. 1X23, Kli/abeth I'.ulTum. who died 26 Sept. 1859, 
(2) Mav iS6i. Sarah M. \Vil!;Lr. who died 27 Xov. 1872. He 


5 2 5 


died 12 May 1881. He was a woolen manufacturer at Xorth 
Berwick, Me. 

SAMANTHA HILL h. 5 Oct. 1824; cl. i April 1826. 

CHARLES EDWIN h. 27 Feb. 1827; m. 7 May 1856. Susan F. Wilber. 

ELIZA JANE, twin to Charles E. d. 6 March 1827. 

MALVINA h. 22 April 1829; d. 24 Aug. 1829: 

HENRY b. 25 Oct. 1830; d. S Nov. 1830. 

WM. HENRY b. 6 June 1832; d. 5 Feb. 1848. 

GEORGE ALBERT b. 21 June 1834; d. 22 Sept. 1834. 

JOHN b. ii June 1836; d. 22 June 1836. 

SAMUEL b. 11 June 1836; d. I July 1836. 

ELIZABETH ANN b. 21 April 1838. 

MARY ROGERS b. 27 March 1839; m - Wm. Hobbs, 12 Jan. 1869. 

EDWARD b. 13 May 1840; m. Ellen Hodgdon, May 1866. 

ABBY MARIA b. 26 May 1843: d. 30 July 1843 . 

20. Daniel, son of Dea. John and Eunice (Libby) Hill, mar- 
ried, 1825, Elizabeth, datt. of Gideon and Anna (Hammond) 
Libby, who was born 26 Eeb. 1804 and died 17 Aug. 1871. 
Farmer and tanner. He died 9 Feb. 1853. 

DANIEL ALBERT b. 14 Nov. 1826; m. Jane A. Thompson of York, who 
d. 8 April 1899. Ch. Julia E.. Daniel E., George A., Helen M.. and 
Annie J. 

JOHN EIJWARD 1). 24 March 1835; m. Lizzie, dau. of Dennis Ferguson 
of S. Berwick. Ass't surgeon in igth Regt. of Me. Vol. Killed in the 
Civil War. s. p. 

JANE ANN b. i Nov. 1842; m. Stephen W. Clark; cl. 17 July 1901. 

21. Oliver, son of Dea. John and Eunice (Libby) Hill, mar- 
ried, 28 Feb. 1830. Caroline D. Huntress. Tanner and farmer at 
Berwick. He died 27 Oct. 1873. Wife, born 21 April, 1808. 
died 2 Feb. 1879. 

HIRAM ALONZO b. 15 May 1832: d. 14 Nov. 1843. 

JOHN FRANKLIN b. u Sept. 1834; d. 16 April 1835. 

JOHN FRANKLIN b. 4 Sept. 1836; d. 14 Aug. 1865. Lt. in I". S. ser- 
vice. Unni. 

ELIZA JANE b. 11 Sept. 1839; m. 17 June 1869. Win. H. Dennet of 
Beverly. Mass. 

HORACE EVERETT b. 31 March 1843; d. i March 1845. 

HORACE ALONZO b. 2 Feb. 1847; m. 4 Nov. 1867 Mrs. Belle F. Perkins: 
cl: s. ]>. 6 April 1X75. 

GEORGE OLIVER b. 26 Sept. 1848; m. 4 Nov. 1871 Nettie Hammond; d. 
18 Sept. 1888. Wife d. 8 May 1875. 2 ch. 


22. Asa Alvin, son of Deacon John and Eunice (Libby) 
Hill, married. 1840, Olive Eliza Freeman, who died 9 Oct. 1852 
aged 27. (2) 27 Oct. 1854, Martha R. (iowen. He died 18 
Sept. 1869. 

JOHN R. 1). 22 Nov. 1841. 

WILLIAM F. b. 2 Oct. 1843; d. 7 Feb. 1875. 

ELIZA ANN b. i Feb. 1845. 

ELIZABETH EI.LEN b. 10 Sept. 1847. 

CHARLES OCTAVTS b. 8 Jan. 1852. 

Child by second marriage : 
CARRIE L. b. 9 Sept. 1859. 


Peter Hill sailed from Plymouth, England, in the ship 
Huntress with John Winter and landed in America 22 March 
1632-3. Lie was a member of the Assembly of Lygonia in 1648, 
and died Aug. 2g 1667. 

His only son, Roger Hill, born in 1035, as shown by a depo- 
sition, married Marv. daughter of John Cross, Senior, of Wells, 
Nov. 1658. He died in 1696: she died in 1720. 

Their oldest son. Capt. John Hill, was born in Saco, 28 March 
1666, and married, 12 Dec. 1694, Mary, daughter of Major 
Charles Frost of Kitten. He commanded Fort Mary, in Saco, 
named for his wife, in the Indian wars. He moved to Berwick 
and built a house a quarter of a mile west of ( Ireat Works Falls. 
He died 2 June 1713. The following were his chidren : 

SARAH b. (> Dec. 1695; in. 13 Nov. 1720 "William Leighton ; <1. 19 Sept. 


MARV 1). i,-, Jan. 1701 : in. 29 Dec. 1726 Jolr-i Leighton. 
JOHN b. S Jan. 1703: in. (i) Fli/abeth (ierri-h: (2) \Vido\v Sarah 
(Frost) Blunt. 

ABIGAIL b. 5 Dec. 170(1. 

ELISHA b. 5 Feb. 1709-10: in. Mary Plaisted. 

EfNiCE 1). t Xov. 1712; d. 1737. I'nni. 

Hon. John Hill, son of Capt. John and Marv (Frost'), mar- 
ried ( i ) Elizabeth, dau. of Captain \athaniel and Bridget 
(Vaughan ) ( ierrish : (2) Sarah, widow of the Rev. John Blunt 
and daughter of the Hon. John and Mary ( Pepperrelh Frost. 


His first wife died 2 Jan. 1/63, "aged 55?": his second, 13 May 
1772. He was Major, Captain, Deputy, Senator, Councillor, 
1755-71. Justice of Court of Common Pleas and Judge of Probate. 
The children were by the first marriage. He died 2 March 1772. 

ABIGAIL b. 31 July 1729: in. Thomas \Yallingford 12 May 1748. 
JOHN b. 25 Feb .1730: d. 14 July 1737. 
MARGARET b. 22 July 1733: d. 173". 

ELIZABETH 1). 22 July 1733: m. Capt. Benjamin Gerrish i May 1753. 
CHARLES b. 15 Aug. 1/34: m. Sarah Prentiss. 

EUNICE b. 19 April 1739; in. Capt. George March of Stratham. X. H., 
I July 1/62. 

^[.\RV b. u Dec. 1/48; d. 18 April 1754. 

Elisha, son of Capt. John and Mary ( Frost ) Hill, married 16 
Dec. 1736 Mary Plaiste.l. He lived at Great Works, in P>erwick. 
Died f June 1764. She died 6 Aug. 1787, in the 68th year of 
her age. 

JOHN b. 26 Aug. 1/38: in. 25 Sept. 1766 his cousin. Elizabeth Scam- 
mon of Saco. He was Justice of the Peace and Deputy. Died in 1810. 
Ch.. Elisha, Mary. John. James. Hannah. George, all bapt. in Eliot. 

MARY b. 14 June 1739: m. 25 X.iv. 1702 Michael \Yhidden of Ports- 
mouth: (2) - - Taylor. 

HAXN.VH b. 26 Aug. 1741 : m. 12 July 1763 Dominicus Goodwin. 

EUNICE, twin to Hannah: m. George Hight 6 Sept. 1764? 

ELISHA b. 27 July 1743: d. 6 May 1785. 

SAMUEL b. 12 Feb. 1744. 

SARAH b. 14 Dec. 1746: m. 15 Oct. 1767 Samuel Cutts of Saco. 

ELIXAHETH b. 25 Oct. 1748: m. 25 Jan. 1770 Ward Clark Dean, of 
Exeter. X. H. 

ABIGAIL b. 7 Sept. 1/50: in. 14 May 1772 Capt. Eliphalet Ladd 
of Exeter, X. H.. (2) Rev. Dr. Joseph Buckminster. 

JEREMIAH b. 16 Aug. 1752. 

JAMES b. April 1754. 

MEHITAHLK b. 22 July 1756: in. - - Fernald. 

ICHAROD b. 9 July 1758. Had ch., James and Billy bapt. 24 May 1789. 
and Samuel bapt. 2 Xov. 1790 in Eliot. 

OLIVE b. 22 Feb. 1761: in. - - Morrell ? 

Charles, son of Hon. John and Eliza (Gerrish) Hill, married 
Sarah Prentiss of Cambridge. lie was justice of the peace, "a 
man of great conversational powers and deeply imbued with 
religions feeling." He was one of the first settlers of Royals- 
borough (now Durham. Me.), where he was Town Clerk 1774-7 
and where his children, George and Amos A., were born. He 


also served there on the Committee of Correspondence. Inspec- 
tion and Safety in 1777-8. He left Royalsborough about 1778 
and died in Meredith, N. H., in 1819, aged 85. His wife died 
April 1802. They had fourteen children, five of whom died 
young. The rest were : 

CHARLES bapt. 23 April 1762; m. four times. First wife was Martha 
Day. He had 12 ch. His family lived in Lyman, Me., where he died 
July 1819, aged 57. 

HENRY bapt. 8 Jan. 1764; died in 1804, aged 40. Had six ch. 

SARAH m. Moses Yeaton of Berwick. She bapt. i Dec. 1765. 

ELI/AHETH m. Elijah Clemmens. She bapt. 20 April 1768. 

LEAVITT m. - Russell. 8 ch. 

GEORGE b. 4 March 1774; m. Penhope Parker. 8 ch. 

AMOS ADAMS b. 20 Pel). 1778. 

THOMAS P. b. 23 May 1781; m. (i) Sophia - - of Cornvay, N. 

H.. (2) Mrs. Phebe C. Marsh. 

MARY b. 1784; m. 1804, John Evans of Fryeburg. 


This name has been written Hodgdon in recent times. 
Nicholas Hodsdon was in Hingham, Mass., in 1635. He mar- 
ried (i) Esther Wines, who died 29 Nov. 1647. He moved to 
Watertown, Mass., where he was living in 1650. Soon after he 
moved to Kittery, where he first appears on record in 1655. His 
second wife was Elizabeth. Some think she was dan. of John 
Wincoll. He lived a short time at Ouamphegan and later near 
Birch Point Brook in South Berwick. A Nicholas Hodsdon was 
killed by Indians in Wells in 1/04. Wife Elizabeth was living in 
1686. Children: 

ESTHER bapt. 20 Sept. 1640: m. Edward \Yeymouth 25 Dec. 166,3. 

MEHITARLE bapt. Nov. 1641 : in. 3 Nov. 1665. Peter Welcome of 
Salem, Mass. 

JEREMIAH bapt. 5 Sept. 1643: m. Ann, dau. of Alexander and Anne 
Th waits. Lived in Portsmouth. Died before 1719. Ch., Alexander m. 
Jane Shackford : John m. Susanna Clapp; Elizabeth m. (i) 31 Jan. 1699 
Benjamin Galloway, (2) 19 Nov. 1/02. Benjamin Richards of Dover; and 
Nathaniel of Boston. 

ISRAEL bapt. 19 July 1646; m. prob. Ann. dau. of Miles and Ann 
Thompson. His estate was administered in 1696. His widow m. Robert 

'Prepared with assistance of Charles C. Whittier of Boston. Mass. 


Evans of Dover. Israel left son Israel who m. Ann Wingate (see later), 
and dau. Ann, who m. John Wingate. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 19 July 1646; prob. died young. 

1. BENONI bapt. 5 Dec. 1647 ; m. Abigail Curtis. 

Children by second marriage : 

SARAH m. John Morrell. 

TIMOTHY m. Hannah . Died in 1719. Widow m. Joseph Smith 
of York. Ch., William m. Mary Eames and 1. in Barnstable, Mass. ; and 
Sarah m. Samuel Cox of Boston. 

JOHN m. Rebecca . Last mentioned in 1734. No record of any 

JOSEPH m. Tabitha, dau. of Francis and Eleanor Raynes of York; 
d. before 1691. Ch., Francis and Elizabeth. 

LUCY m. George Vickers of Hingham. Mass. ; d. 25 Dec. 1725. 

HANNAH? m. 25 June 1695 Nicholas Smith. 

i. Benoni Hodsdon married Abigail, dau. of Thomas Curtis 
of York and died about 1718. Selectman in 1692 and 1694. 
Children : 

2. JOSEPH m. Margaret Goodwin. 

3. SAMUEL m. about 1722 Prudence Scammon. 

4. THOMAS in. Mary Lord. 

HANNAH m. 17 Nov. 1709, Richard Shackley. 
ABIGAIL b. 1664 ; m. Nicholas Gowen. 

5. JOHN bapt. 24 July 1698 in Boston ; m. Elizabeth Wingate. 
ESTHER m. Thomas Horn of Dover. N. H. 

ELIZABETH m. James Ferguson. 


2. Joseph Hodsdon married, about 1699, Margaret, dau. of 
Daniel and Amy (Thompson) Goodwin. His will was probated 
4 April 1764. Lived in Berwick. 

ABIGAIL b. 16 July 1700; m. Bial Hamilton 26 Dec. 1721. 
7. BENJA.MIX b. 23 Jan. 1702; m. Mary Shorey. 

ANNIE or AMY, b. 22 Nov. 1704; m. John Shorey 15 March 1725. 

JOSEPH bapt. 19 April 1716: living in 1756. 

MARGARET bapt. 19 April 1716: m. Gabriel. Hamilton. 

ELIZABETH bapt. 19 April 1716; m. (i) John Pearce. (2) Timothy 

JUDITH bapt. 19 April 1716; unm. in 1756. 

SARAH bapt. 19 April 1716; m. - - Lewis. 

PRUDENCE bapt. 17 July 1720; living in 1774. Unm. 


3. Samuel Hodsdon married, about 1722, Prudence, dau. of 
Richard and Elizabeth (Wakely) Scammon, who was born about 
1700. Both bapt. 3 Sept. 1722. His estate was administered in 
1755. Children bapt. at South Berwick. 

AHIGAIL hapt. 16 Aug. 1724; m. Joseph Chadbotirne, 25 Nov. 1747. 

8. DAXIEL hapt. n June- 1727; m. widow Patience Grant. 
PRUDENCE hapt. 11 May 1729; died young.' 

THOMAS liapt. 5 July 1730: m. Sarah, dau. of Caleh Seaver of Rox- 
hury, Mass., (2) 5 Marcli 1761. Rehecca, dau. of Rev. John and Elizabeth 
(Pratt) Emerson. 

PRUDENCE hapt. 24 Sept. 1732: in. Joseph Lord, 18 July 1753. 

SCAMMOX l>apt. 26 Oct. 1741: living in 1756. 

SAMUEL, living in 1756. 

9. RICHARD m. Judith Fall. 

EMZAIJETH m. Daniel Furbish, Jr. 

SARAH bapt. 26 Oct. 1741 ; m. Stephen Emery, 6 March 1753. 

4. Thomas Hodsdon married, I Dec. 1709, Mary, dau. of 
Nathan and Martha ( Tozier) Lord. He died before May 1717. 
Widow married, 16 June 1720, Daniel Emery, Jr. Children: 

AXXA bapt. 26 July 1713. 

JOHX bapt. 26 July 1713: m. Elixabeth - . Ch., Timothy, James 
and Daniel bapt. 7 Sept. 1750; (2) pub. to Abigail Gowen 29 March 1766. 
Adm. of his est. gr. to son Stephen 12 April 1769. 

10. THOMAS bapt. 20 March 1715: m. Mary - . 
MARY hapt. 28 Jan. 1717: m. William Keyes. 

5. John Hodsdon married Elizabeth, dau. of John and Ann 
(Hodsdon) \Vingate. He died before 1733. Children: 

JOHX hapt. 29 Aug. 1730; m. Martha - . Ch., John and Martha, 

who were in Bermuda with their mother in 1742. 

STEPHEN bapt. 29 Aug. 1736; in. Lydia Hodsdon. (j) 21 Sept. 1775, 
Eli/ahcth Wise. 

6. Israel, son of Israel and Ann (Thompson) Hodsdon, mar- 
ried Ann, dau. of John and Mary (. \utter) \Yingate. born 18 
Eel). 1667. His will, dated 21 Jan. 1739-40. was probated in 
1750. Lived in Dover. X. 11. Children: 

11. ISRAEL h. 25 March ifx)8: m. Hannah Hanson. ( j) Mary Johnson. 

12. MOSES b. 7 April 1702: in. Sarali Thompson. 

MARY in. Xathaniel Randall about 1720: d. 9 Jan. 1775. 
Ar.iCAii. in. Kbenezer Ham. 

SHADRACII h. 1709: m. Mary Ham: d. 15 Xov. 1791. She d. 19 March 
1700. Lived in Dover. 



7. Benjamin Hodsdon married Mary, dau. of Samuel and 
Mary (Rhodes) Shorey. Pub. 8 Sept. 1722. Lived in Berwick. 
Died in 1774, as will shows. Children : 

BENJAMIN bapt. n June 1727; m. and had dau. Patience Hearl. 
STEPHEN bapt. 24 Dec. 1727. 
SON bapt. 7 July 1728. 

MARY bapt. 7 July 1728; m. William Frost? 
ELIZABETH bapt. 18 April 1731 ; m. Joshua Smith. 
JOSEPH bapt. i Aug. 1736. 

LYDIA bapt. I Aug. 1736; m. Stephen Hodsdon ; d. 6 Nov. 1774. 
JACOB bapt. 5 Jan. 1741-2; m. Alary Chadbourne, 23 Nov. 1763. Moved 
to Sanford, Me. 

JAMES bapt. 27 March 1743-4; m. Sarah Ross 19 Dec. 1765. 
NATHAN bapt. 10 Dec. 1745; m. Mary Barrens, 26 March 1772. 

8. Daniel Hodsdon married widow Patience Grant, 31 Aug. 
1749. Children bapt. at South Berwick. 

HANNAH bapt. 6 Dec. 1755. 

SAMUEL bapt. 6 Dec. 1755; m. Anna Libby 7 Dec. 1785. 

9. Richard Hodsdon married Judith, dau. of John and 
Judith (Heard) Fall. She administered his estate in 1804. 
Children bapt. at South Berwick. 

MARGARET bapt. 15 May 1745; m. Jeremiah Hodsdon, 21 Feb. 1771. 
DAVID bapt. 15 Nov. 1745; m. Sarah - . Made will in 1807. 

13. WILLIAM bapt. 20 .March 1746-7; m. Amy Nason, 16 April 1772. 
ROBERT, living in 1810, in Berwick. 

ANDREW, living in 1810, in Berwick. 

10. Thomas Hodsdon married Mary - . Will, 3 June 
1774-7 Jan. 1794. Children bapt. in South Berwick. 

14. THOMAS bapt. 10 June 1/39; m. Margaret Goodwin. 
SARAH bapt. o June 1742; m. Kbene/er Lord, about 1800. 
Hrxici-: bapt. 9 Aug. 1747; m. Ebcnezer Heard 18 Oct. 1768. 
AMY bapt. 8 Nov. 1749; m. Timothy Wentworth IQ Nov. 1770. 
MARY bapt. 1740; m. Grant 

DANIEL Vipt. 1745: m. Sarah Worster. 17 Dec. 1777, in Portsmouth? 
JERKMIAH m. Margaret Hodsdon. 21 Feb. 1//I- 
BKNJAMI.V m. Sarah Lord. 20 April 1780. 

i i. Israel Hodsdon married, (1)9 Aug. 1725, Hannah, dau. 
of John and KJi/abeth ( Meader) Hanson, born II Nov. 1705, and 
died i June 1737. He married (2) 21 Sept. 1738, Alary, dau. of 


Edmund and Abigail (Creen) Johnson of Hampton, N. II., born 

3 Nov. 1707. He died 10 April 1781. She died 15 Sept. 1786. 
Children : 

SARAH 1>. 12 Nov. 1725; in. Elijah Estes. 

TIMOTHY h. 22 May 1726; m. Sarah Nason. 13 July 1753, (2) Lyclia 
Husscy. Settled in Arundel. Me. 

CAI.KU h. 27 Jan. 1732-3; in. Priscilla Austfn, (2) Elizabeth Twombly. 
Lived in Dover, X. II. 

En.Mrxi) 1). 20 Aug. 1739; m. Abigail Ham. Lived in Xortlifield, X. H. 

ISKAKI. 1). 26 July 1741 ; in. 18 May 1766, Mary Pearl. Settled in 
Windham, Me. 

PKTKK b. 7 Oct. 1742: in. Mary Boody, n Dec. 1766. (2) Patience 
Chase. Lived in Kensington, X. IT. 

JOHN b. 26 April 1741 ; in. Susannah Hussey 22 Jan. 1772; d. 15 Jan. 
1821 at Wearc. X. H. 

ABIGAIL b. 8 April 1749; m. Ebenezer Peaslec. 

MOSKS b. 10 Xov. 1750; in. Sarah Cakhvell. TO March 1776; d. 18 Aug. 
1799 at Farmington, X T . H. 

12. Moses Hodsdon married, 4 July 1723, Sarah, dan. of 
Thomas and Sarah ( Furbish ) Thompson. He died at Berwick 

4 Feb. 1782. She died 28 Aug. 1781. Children: 

15. JOSHUA bapt. I Oct. 1727: m. Tamsen Txvombly. 
MOSES bapt. i Oct. 1727; died young. 

1 6. ISKAKI. born 12 May 1729; m. Mary Lord. 
THOMAS bapt. 8 Xov. 1733; died young. 
SARAH hapt. 31 Aug. 1735: in. - \Yorster. 

17. MOSES born 26 July 1740; m. Dorcas Lord. 


13. \Yilliam I lodsdon married, 16 April 1772, Amy (it is 
recorded Anna) dan. of William and Keziah (Lord) Xason. 
He was a Revolutionary soldier. Children: 

18. RICHARD b. 25 Dec. 17/4: m. Lyclia Cooper. 
REX JAM i \ in. Sally Cooper. 

ROHERT m. Fanny Wadleigh. 22 Sept. 1803. 

JrniTir in. Amos Pray. 

KF./.IAH in. Moses Ricker of Lebanon. Me. 

14. Thomas Hodsdou married. 30 ( )ct. 1703. Margaret, dau. 
of James and Margaret (\Yallingford) ( ioodwin. YYill dated 16 
April 1816. Lived in Berwick. Children: 

MARY bapt. 1/65; in. Darius Twombly, (> Xov. 1788. 

THOMAS hapt. 1/67. 

SARAH bapt. 1/09; in. Moses Ricker 15 Oct. 1/89. 


EBENEZER bapt. 10 Aug. 1771; m. Sally Wentworth. 
ICHABOD bapt. 1773; m. Dorcas Woodsum, 9 Aug. 1796. 
DAVID bapt. 1774; m. Jane Fogg, 16 Feb. 1804. 
ELIZABETH b. 1776. 
JAMES bapt. 1779. 
MARGARET bapt. 1780. 

OLIVE bapt. 1782; m. James Fogg 20 Nov. 1806. 
PEGGY m. Daniel Fogg, 4 July 1799. 

15. Joshua Hodsdon married Tamsen, dau. of Benjamin and 
Hannah Twomhly. He died Dec. 1776 in Xew Jersey. Was a 
Revolutionary soldier. Children : 

THOMAS bapt. 31 March 1746; in. Mary Gowen 30 April 1772. 

JOSHUA bapt. 19 Feb. 1748-9; died young. 

Axx bapt. Dec. 1753. 

SARAH bapt. Jan. 1756; m. Francis Brock? 

JOSHUA bapt. 26 Feb. 1758. 

SHUAH bapt. 13 July 1760. 

BENJAMIN bapt. 30 March 1766. 

1 6. Israel Hodsdon married, 20 Sept. 1753, Mary, dau. of 
Samuel and Marv ( Shacklev) Lord. Lived in Berwick. Died 

1 8 May 1809, aged 80. She died in 1774. He was published to 
Lydia Xowell of York 13 March 1778. 

MARY bapt. 13 Feb. 1/55. 

ABRAHAM bapt. 11 May 1/55: d. 17 April 1782. 

MARTHA bapt. 31 Oct. 1756: died young. 

ISAAC bapt. 15 May 1758: d. 29 Aug. 1778. 

MARTHA bapt. 15 May 1758. 

HANNAH bapt. 24 March 1761. 

MARGFRY bapt. 15 Oct. 1763; died young. 

JACOB bapt. 15 Oct. 1763. 

DORCAS bapt. 9 Dec. 1764: m. Thomas Butler, Jr.. 8 May 1788. 

ISRAEL bapt. 6 July 1/70: died young. 

ISRAEL bapt. 22 July 1771 ; died young. 

MARGERY bapt. 6 Ay.g. 1768; m. Rev. William Chadbourne. 

SARAH bapt. 6 Aug. 1768; died young. 

17. Moses Hodsdon married Dorcas, dau. of Ebenezer and 
Martha (Emery) Lord. She was born 15 Sept. 1746 and died 

19 Jan. 1838. He died 10 Dec. 1810, aged 70. Children born in 

19. MOSKS b. / April 1766: in. Mercy Young. 
KBKNF./ER b. 15 Nov. 1768; d. 8 June 1791. 
XOAH b. 9 Aug. 17/0; d. 9 July 1771. 
SARAH b. 4 April 1772: d. 3 May 1772. 
MARTHA 1). 24 May 1/73: d. 23 Sept. 1778. 


SARAH 1>. 30 July 1775; in. Moses Perkins. 

NATHAN 1>. 16 July 1777; <1. 27 Aug. 1778. 

MARTHA b. 26 July 1779; m. Ebenezer Varney. 

ISAAC 1). 18 Dec. 1781 ; in. 24 Jan. 1805, Polly Wentworth ; d. s. p. 24 
May 1864. 

NATHAN b. 30 March 1784; in. Hannah Chadbourne, 27 Sept. 1810, 
(2) Dorothy Pierce. 

ISRAKI. 1). 18 April 1786; d. 5 May 1802. 

DORCAS b. ii Oct. 1789; d. 4 May 1807. 


18. Richard, son of Win. and Anna (Xason) Hodsdon, born 
25 Dec. 17/4, married 2r Jan. 1796 Lydia Cooper, b. 16 Jan. 1774. 
M. (2) at Henvick 16 Dec. 1822, Eunice, dan. of Richard and 
Mary ((ierrish) Lord, b. i Jan. 1791. He d. 14 Dec. 1851; she 
d. 13 March 1862. Children by first marriage: 

JOHN 1). 30 Nov. 1802: in. 11 March 1825 Lydia Thurston. 

WILLIAM b. 25 April 1796: d. 11 July 1796. 

MARTHA b. 16 Aug. 1799; in. Samuel Pierce; d. 4 Oct. 1842. 

Lois b. 13 Aug. 1800; in. John Thompson. 

MARY 1). 6 July 1804; in. Ebenezer Fall; d. 1882. 

SABINA b. 13 July 1806. 

SARAH b. 14 March 1808; in. Ellis Aspimvall ; d. 10 Oct. 1889. 

EIMIRAIM b. 5 Oct. 1811: d. young. 

AI.MIRA 1>. 2 July 1813; d. 13 Jan. 1826. 

WILLIAM b. 12 Aug. 1816. 

MATILDA b. 28 April 1818; d. 30 Nov. 1838. 

Children b second marriae : 

b. / Dec. 1823: d. 16 Jan. 1820. 
RICHARD LORD b. 11 April 1825; m. Maria Eunice Wellington. 
EriiRAiM b. 22 Feb. 1827: in. Judith H. Foote. 

LYDIA SAIMNA b. 19 Oct. 1828: in. 26 Oct. 1853 John B. Varney; d. 28 
July 1880. 

Ei.i/AiiKTH Axx 1). 31 Aug. 1831 ; in. Win. Tibbetts. 

uj. Moses, son of Moses and Dorcas (Lord) Hodsdon, 
married (pub. 24 Xov. 1788) Mercy, dau. of Jonathan and Mercy 
Young, lie moved to Levant, Me., in 1806. Died 3 Xov. 1845. 
Children born in I'erwick: 

Oi.ivr.u 1). 3 Jan. 1790; in. Abigail C. Knight. 

EI'.F.\K/KK b. 10 Feb. 1792: in. Ruth Blake. 

MKKCY b. 4 Oct. 1/95: m. 22 Aug. 1820 John 15. DodiN: d. 13 May 1831. 

MOSKS 1). ii April 1709: m. Jerusha Young. 

IRA 1). 13 Sept. 1802: d. 13 Oct. 1802. 

FRKPKKICK ArGrsTrs b. i; Nov. 180=;: in. Martha Ma<'m. 



This name is written Hole, Hoole, Hoel and Howell. John 
Hole or Hoole was in the service of John Winter, 1637-40. A 
John Hole, born in 1640, as a deposition shows, was made free- 
man at Kittery in 1669. He was constable in 1673 and juryman 
in 17/5-6. His wife Elizabeth acted as his attorney in 1690 while 
he was a merchant at Barbadoes. The will of Richard Cntts of 
Portsmouth, 10 May 1675, mentions his ''cousin, John Hole, and 
his wife." June 21, 1705", administration was granted to William 
Vaughan on the estate of Elizabeth Hole of Kittery. She was 
killed by Indians 4 May 1705. There is no record of any children. 
See York Deeds XII. 275, where three depositions declare John 
Hole to have been brother of Mary Hoel who married the first 
Robert Cutts. 


Thomas Holmes married Joanna, dau. of William Ereathy of 
York and received land of his father-in-law in 1671 He then 
had children. He was of Dnver in 1675 and bought land in Ber- 
wick in 1676. His house was a garrison. It was burned by 
Indians in 1689. Administration of his estate was granted to 
widow Joanna 23 Eel). 1690-^1. Children: 

MAKV in. Walter Allm. 
THOMAS, living in 1732. unin. 
JOH.V in. Mary Abbot. 

John Holmes married Mary. dau. of Richard Abbot. The 
following children were baptized at South Berwick: 

JOHN born 12 Feb. 1700. 

SAMCI-I. born 15 Xov. 1702. Cb.. Sarah, Mary. Martha, Priscilla, 
and Joseph. 

THOMAS born <) Oct. 1704. Cb.. Thomas. William and Samuel. 

.\I:K;AII. bapt. 3 Xov. 1726. 

WILLIAM bapt. 3 Xov. 1726. 

PATIKNTK bapt. 3 Xov. 1726. 

DORCAS hapt. 3 Xov. 1726. 

JOSKI-H hapt. 3 Xov. 1726. 



Thomas Hooper married Klizabeth Small, servant of Francis 
Champernowne. Lived in Kittery and York. Children recorded 
in Kittery : 

KI.I/ABKTII 1). 27 March 1694. 

SAKAH h. 25 June 1(107; m. Solomon Rose 4 Jan. 1730-31? 

XATII ANir.i. 1). 20 Marcli 1700. Pub. to Sarah Bradcen 23 April 1724. 

JOSHCA ii. 7 April 1703. 

John Hooper, corclwainer, bought land in Berwick in 1704. 
Deacon of church at South Berwick. 15 May 1721. Wife's 
name was Charity. \Vill, 22 May 1/56-7 Jan. 1/62. Children: 

JOHX h. 14 Jan. 1701-2: m. Mary - . 

CHARITY b. 17 Jan. 1706-7; in. John Key. 

SAMTKI. 1>. 18 April 1709: m. Elizabeth Plumcr. 

MAKV b. 15 April 1711: m. Thomas Shorey. 

JosKi'H 1). 29 Jan. 1712-3. Not named in will. 

\Yn.i.iAM liapt. 26 April 1719: in. Elizabeth Emery. 

BKXIAMIX bapt. 19 Fob. 1720-21. Dismissed to Biddeford. 28 July 


SOI.OMOX bapt. 22 Sept. 1723: m. Bridget - . 
LUVK m. - - Sprague. 

John Hooper is said to have lived to be past 102 years of age. 
Was then living; at Xason's Mills, Me. Was a shoemaker. 
Wife's name was Mary. Children : 

OI.IVK bapl. 4 Aug. 1728. 

GKOK<;K bapt. 4 Aug. 1728. 

ABIGAIL bapt. 13 July 1729; m. Solomon Goodwin. 5 June 174". 

MAKV bapt. 10 July 1732. 

JOHN bapt. 23 Oct. 1733: m. 2 Xov. 1758 Elizabeth Xason? 

KKXIAII bapt. 12 June 1737: m. Elisha Hearl, 30 Dec. 1759. 

PHIXKAS bapt. 21 June 1741. 

Samuel Hooper married Klizabeth. widow of Josiah Plumer 
of Xortb Yarmouth, as a deed shows. Children: 

JOHN bapt. 15 Oct. 1732: m. 2 Xov. 1758. Elizabeth Xason? 

SAKMI bapt. 15 Oct. 1732: m. 5 April 1750. Jeremiah Gilpatrick. 

C'liAurrv bapt. 17 Xov. 1734. 

SAMTKI. bapt. 2<j Aug. 1738: m. i Aug. 1759. Peggy Guptell. 

JACOB bapt. 22 Sept. 1740. 

\\'II.I.IAM bapt. 29 Aug. 1742. 

JOSIAH bapt. 23 A])ril 1749. 


MARY bapt. 23 April 1749. 
NATHANIEL bapt. 18 Aug. 1751. 
MIRIAM bapt. 29 April 1754. 

William Hooper married, 29 Oct. 1743, Elizabeth Emery. 
Children : 

ELIZABETH bapt. 28 July 1751. 

WILLIAM bapt. 31 March 1746-7; m. Mary. dan. of Abraham Lord. 
Was a preacher. 

JOHX b. 1741; m. (i) Elizabeth Plaisted. (2) Jane, widow of Job 
Wood and dau. of Ebenezer Lord. 13 ch. Died in 1844. Lived on the 

SARAH m. Rev. Joshua Roberts. 

MARTHA m. Richard Hovey. 

MOLLY m. Love Keay. 

CHARITY m. Eben Hersom. 

REV. JAMES b. 17 Dec. 1769: m. 1795. Sally Merrill. See Hist, of 
Paris. Me., p. 635. 

Children of Solomon and Bridget ( ) Hooper. 

CHARITY bapt. 15 Nov. 1745: m. 10 July 1766, Joseph Shorey : d. 19 
May 1769. 

HAXXAH bapt. 8 Nov. 1747: m. 2 Feb. 1767, Andrew Xeal. Jr. 
ABIGAIL bapt. 7 Sept. 1750. 
MARY bapt. 22 July 1761. 


Philip Huhbard came from the parish of St. Saviour in the 
Isle of Jersey, and is first mentioned as an inhabitant of Berwick 
in 1692. His brother Joseph died in Maine, i April 1701, unmar- 
ried. He \vas several times selectman and treasurer of the par- 
ish. Married 22 Dec. 1692 Elizabeth (Goodwin) Emery, dau. of 
Daniel and Margaret (Spencer) Goodwin. Died in 1713. 

1. PHILIP b. 9 Nov. 1693; m. Elizabeth Roberts. 
JOHN b. 25 Aug. 1696; d. unm. after 1735. 

ELIZAUKTII b. 13 Feb. 1697: m. i2Xov. 1719. Jacob Reclington of 

2. MOSKS b. S July 1700: in. Abigail Heard. 

AARON b. 4 May 1702; m. i June 1733. Mary (Curtis) How; d. at 
Topsfield 7 Sept. 1751. 4 ch. 

PATIKM i: b. 30 March 1/04: m. 9 Feb. 1/23. Ensign William Card of 
York: (2) 21 Aug. 1733 Daniel Farnham of York: d. at Georgetown, 
Me., in 1/51. 

MAKV b. 25 Jan. 1705: in. iS \<>v. 1726 John Bane of York: d. 1744. 



i. Philip, son of Philip and Elizabeth Hubbard, born 9 Nov. 
1693, married about 1717 Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph and Elizabeth 
Roberts of Dover, X. H. Probably killed by Indians May, 1723. 
His widow married Capt. John Gage of Dover, X. H. She was 

born 13 March, 1697. Children: 

3. PHILIP 1). 1718; in. about 1740 Hannah (Plummer?) 

4. JOSKI'H bapt. II June 1721: in. Sarah Emery. 

bapt. 21 Nov. 1723; in. Timothy Weymouth of K'y. 

2. Moses, son of Philip and Elizabeth Hubbard, born 8 July 
1700, married 26 Dec. 1723 Abigail, dau. of Capt. John and Jane 
(Cole-Littlefield) Heard. Lived in Herwick and Eliot. Died 
1757? Children : 

JOHN- HEARD b. in Wells 23 Aug. 1735: pub. 3 Dec. 1748, to Hannah 
Xeal. dau. of Andrew and Dorcas. Lived in Wells. 

JANE b. 23 Jan. 1726; in. 23 June 1749 Hugh Tucker, Jr., of K'y. 

JAMES b. 29 Feb. 1728; in. 28 Feb. 1752 Mary Bean of York. Rem. 
to Kennebunk. Capt. in Rev. army. Killed at Cambridge in 1775. 

MARY b. 3 Aug. 1734: in. - Davis. 

MARY b. 3 Aug. 1724; in. - Davis. 

WARWICK b. 31 Aug. 1731: in. 16 July 1757 Mary Littlefield of Wells; 
d. in Wells April 1792. 

JOSEPH b. i Aug. 1741 ; in. about 1764 Ann Gowan. Rem. to Wells. 
Col. in the Revolution: d. 25 Nov. 1819. 

JOSHCA b. about 1744: in. / June 1770, Dorcas Shapleigh ; d. 21 April 
1809 in Kittery. His wife d. 2 Nov. 1818. Had one dau.. Abigail H., b. 
20 Oct. 1770: m. Dr. Benjamin Chickening : d. s. p. 19 Dec. 1805. 


3. Philip, son of Philip and Elizabeth (Roberts) Hubbard, 
born 1718. married about 1740 Hannah (Plummer?) He held 
many town offices. \Yas captain in the Revolutionary Army. 
Died 8 Aug. 1792. ( 15 Aug. 1793?) 

REN JAM i\ bapt. 8 Nov. 1747: m. 22()ct. 1771. Abigail Hearl. Rem. 
to Shapleigh. 

FI.I/AHETH bapt. 8 Nov. 1747: m. 19 Nov. 176.1 John Neal of K'y. 
5. JOHN bapt. 8 Nov. 1747: m. April 1777 Sarah Nason. 

HANNAH bapt. i Jan. 1748-9: m. John Ilodgdon. 

AP.IC.AII. bapt. 17 March 1750: (I) m. 12 Dec. 1771. Ebcnezer Good- 
win of Berwick: d. 25 Oct. 1828. 

MOSKS bapt. 10 June 1753. L'nin. Lost at sea in a privateer in Rev. 


AARON hapt. 10 June 1753; m. 16 July 1779, Martha Xason. Rem. to 
Shaplcigh ; d. i March 1814. 

SARAH hapt. 15 Feb. 1756; m. 21 March 1787, Aaron Goodwin of 

RICHARD bapt. u May 1760. Rem. to Shapleigh. 

JONATHAN bapt. 27 June 1762: m. 17 March 1791, Frances Parsons. 
Rem. to Shapleigh. 

EBEX bapt. 9 June 1765; died young. 
6. ICHABOD b. 1769: Sally Hodgdon. 

STEPHEN b. about 17/0. Lost at sea. 

4. Joseph, son of Philip and Elizabeth (Roberts) Hubbard, 
bapt. ii June 1721, married, about 1746,