Strafford County NH

Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Crommett Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Crommett family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of Philip Crommett of Lee and Dover New Hampshire Philip Crommett (called also Cromet, Crummett, Cromele, Cromel, Cromwell, etc.) was taxed in company with Davey Daniel, 1662-67. He bought land of Hugh Dunn, at Sandy Bank, above Hook Island Falls, in Lee. He was licensed to keep a ferry at Lampril River in 1671. In 1673 he had a grant of six acres adjoining his land at Lampril River. Philip Crommet and wife, Margaret, …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Critchet Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Critchet family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Elias Critchet of Oyster River and Portsmouth New Hampshire Elias Critchet deposed, 1671, concerning the laying out of a boundary in 1667. He was rated in Portsmouth in 1680. He signed a petition in 1695. He married (2) widow of James Thomas and daughter of John Goddard.  She was admitted to church 7 Dec. 1718 as aged wife of Elias Critchet, Sr., whom she had married after 1715. She was a widow again in 1729. …

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South Main Street, Rochester, New Hampshire

First Congregational Church Records, Rochester, NH

Early town records for Rochester are scant and genealogists need to access private church records performed by their early ministers in order to access many baptism/birth, marriage, and death/burial records. Supplemented by Bible, cemetery, land, and court records, one may form an informed analysis of early Rochester families. Rochester was incorporated as a town, May 10, 1722. The present towns of Farmington and Milton were formerly a part of Rochester. Farmington was set off and incorporated December 1, 1798, and Milton was set off and incorporated June 11, 1802. A part of the farm of Rufus C. Varney was severed …

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South Main Street, Rochester, New Hampshire

Marriages By Rev. Joseph Haven, 1776-1785

Rev. Joseph Haven was the third minister of the First Congregational Church in Rochester New Hampshire. He was elected to his position after the death of Rev, Samuel Hill in 1776. These marriage records were kept from his initial election for 10 years, or 1785. The First Congregational Church moved it’s location during the tenure of Rev, Haven, relocating and improving their existing building at Haven Hill to the Rochester Common, the new center of activity. Marriages By Rev. Joseph Haven 1776 Febr 29th Robert Walker with Dorothy Leaghton, both of Rochester March 7th Joseph Tucker with Abigail Heard both …

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The Square in Rochester New Hampshire showing the statue of Parsons Main

Marriages By Rev. Amos Main, 1745—1757

Rev. Amos Main was the first settled minister in Rochester and arrived in 1737. Rochester as a township, however, was formed in 1722, fifteen years earlier, and had likely been settled since 1657. What happened to Rev. Main’s marriage records prior to 1745 is not known, and the existence of other ministerial records for Rochester prior to this collection of marriage is extant if any ever existed. In the listings below, the town of Towow references Lebanon Maine and Summersworth references Somersworth New Hampshire. There appears to be early interaction between families in these communities and certain families in Rochester, …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Clough Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Clough family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. John Clough, born 1613, came in the ship Elizabeth from London in 1634 and lived first in Watertown, Massachusetts, whence he removed to Salisbury, Massachusetts He had wife, Jane, who died 16 Jan. 1679/80. His second wife was Martha Cilley, whom he married 15 Jan. 1680. He died 26 July 1691, aged 76. His son, John, was born 9 March 1648/9 and married Mercy Page 13 Nov. 1674. He died about 1715. She died 25 Jan. 1718. Benoni …

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Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogical Notes on the Clark Family of Durham New Hampshire

Genealogical Notes on the Clark family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. Abraham Clark’s land is mentioned in 1680. He lived near the northern boundary of Oyster River Parish. He may have been the Clark of unknown name who was killed in the massacre of 1694. Deliverance Clark, who married Nathaniel Lamos before 1700, was doubtless his daughter, and so, probably, was Mary Clark, who married Bartholomew Stevenson, 10 Oct. 1680. Clark’s Plains are on the line of Dover and Madbury southeast of Pudding hill. Abraham Clark, aged 59 when …

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Garrison House of Capt. Jonathan Chesley, Built in 1716

Genealogy of the Chesley Family of Durham New Hampshire

7 generational genealogy of the Chesley family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources.

Durham Village New Hampshire

Genealogy of the Buzzell Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Buzzell family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of John Buzzell of Oyster River New Hampshire John Buzzell (Samuel2, Isaac1 of Salisbury, Mass.), born 7 Aug. 1659, had a grant of forty acres, 19 March 1693/4, laid out to him 13 June 1694, on the south side of the mast path that goes from John Knights to Newtowne. He was baptized at Oyster River, New Hampshire 1 April 1722. His will, 24 Nov. 1737-28 Feb. 1738/9, names wife, Sarah, and children as …

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