Landmarks in Ancient Dover, New Hampshire

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Concord Republican Press Association, 1892 - Dover (N.H.) - 284 pages
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have been doing research on my family from Oyster River. Was happy to see them listed and with such detail in terms of which family member owned what . Fleshed out some of the data I already had . Welcome addition to my family history. James Kent

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Page 195 - Maine, may with its tributaries, be rudely represented as a man's left hand and wrist laid upon the table, back upwards and fingers wide apart. The thumb would stand for the Salmon Falls or Newichwannock river, the forefinger for Bellamy river, the second finger for Oyster river, the third for Lamprey river, and the fourth for Exeter or Squamscot river; while the palm of the hand would represent Great Bay, into which most of the streams pour their waters, and the wrist the Piscataqua proper.
Page 256 - Cloth of a contrary colour to their cloathes, and sewed upon their upper Garments, on the outside of their Arm, or on their back in open view. And if any person or persons having been convicted and sentenced for such offence, shall at...
Page 178 - River," it is therein expressly declared. This house, spoken of in Farmer's notes to Belknap as " garrisoned," was, a few months later, assaulted by the Indians, who, coming upon the "good old man "William Beard, without, killed him on the spot, cut off his head, and set it on a pole in derision. The inventory of his estate was made Nov. 1, 1675. One half of his house and lands was given to his widow and her heirs, and the other half to Edward Leathers and his heirs, unless she should require it...
Page 180 - This interesting monument of early times is, unfortunately, no longer in possession of the family. The last owner of the name was Prof. John S. Woodman, of Dartmouth college. After his death it was sold by his widow, together with the adjacent land that for more than two hundred years had been owned by the Woodmans.
Page 196 - Portsmouth. On the shore is Wentworth Point, better known as the Pulpit, so called from a rock that hangs out from the shore, where sailors in passing formerly " made their manners " for the sake of good luck, and still do so to some extent. An anecdote is related in Brewster's Rambles of General Sullivan's refusing to pay the customary mark of respect in passing the Pulpit, and the means used by the boatmen to make him doff his hat. President Cutt, in his will, gives his wife the use of land at...
Page 179 - Stony brook2 on the south, apparently the very land where he built his garrison. He had a captain's commission before 1690, which was renewed by the Massachusetts government that year, and again by Gov. Usher of New Hampshire in 1692. His garrison underwent more than one attack from the Indians, and seems to have been at times manned in part by government soldiers.
Page 118 - Trickey's farm, which now is his by purchase, and there upon humbly prays that the right of the said ferrys may be conferred upon him. It is accordingly agreed, that the Governor be desired to give him a patent for the said ferrys, he not demanding more than twelve pence for every horse and man at each ferry, and three pence for every single person without Horse, he always taking care that there be Boats always / ready, that there be no complaint thereupon.
Page 195 - Pascataqua is, in fact, a forked river, with two great branches — one coming down from East Pond in the northeast corner of Wakefield, and the other from Great and Little Bays. These unite at Hilton's Point, whence this confluent stream flows eastward to the Atlantic, seven miles distant. The Hon. CH Bell, in his History of Exeter, aptly compares the Pascataqua and its tributaries to " a man's left hand and wrist, back upwards, and fingers wide apart. The thumb would stand for the Salmon Falls...

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