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Genealogy of Ensign John Davis of Oyster River New Hampshire

Ensign John Davis of Oyster River New Hampshire was born about 1623 in Marlborough. He married, 10 Dec. 1646, Jane, daughter of the Rev. Joseph and Mary (Johnson) Peasley of Haverhill, where he owned land in 1642. In 1650 he was on a committee to lay out a boundary between Haverhill and Salisbury. About 1653 he removed to Oyster River, where he built his garrison house, near Davis Creek, on the north side of the river and near its mouth, on land bought of Valentine Hill, 14 Aug. 1654. He had numerous and large grants of land, was selectman seven times, constable, surveyor of lands, and held other offices. He is called ensign as early as 1662. He died between 1 April 1685 and 25 May 1686, the dates on which his will was made and approved.

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Genealogy of the Cromwell Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Cromwell family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. First Generation 1 Family of Philip Cromwell of Oyster River, New Hampshire Philip Cromwell, born 1612, aged 74 in 1686 as per deposition, was taxed at Cochecho 1657-58. He was juryman in 1662, selectman in 1670. He owned land on Dover Neck that formerly belonged to William Storer, where he was living in 1674 when he was complained of for taking in the highway and trespassing the common. He bought land at Sandy Point, in Great Bay, of …

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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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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.

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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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Genealogy of the Buss Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Buss family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of Rev. John Buss of Oyster River New Hampshire The Rev. John Buss, born 1640, probably son of William and Ann Buss of Concord, Mass., came to Oyster River from Wells, Me., where he had been minister and physician some years and where he was received as freeman, 7 July 1674, according to records of York County, Maine. He is supposed to have married (1) 12 May 1673, in Salisbury, Mass., Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Bradbury. …

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Genealogy of the Bunker Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Bunker family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of James Bunker of Oyster River, New Hampshire James Bunker, born about 1628 according to a deposition, is incidentally mentioned in the court records of York County in 1648. In 1652 he bought land below Johnson’s Creek, on the north side of Oyster River. His will, 14 Oct. 1697-24 June 1698, names wife, Sarah, and three sons. 2. James Bunker m. prob. (1) Anne Thomas, (2) Martha Downes. 3. Joseph Bunker m. _______ _______. 4. John …

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Genealogy of the Boody Family of Durham New Hampshire

A genealogy of the Boody/Boodey family of Durham New Hampshire as extracted from the History of Durham New Hampshire and other sources. 1 Family of Zechariah Boody of Oyster River and Durham New Hampshire Tradition says that Zechariah Boody came over in a French ship and deserted it in Boston. He had wife, Elizabeth, who was baptized by the Rev. Hugh Adams, 31 March 1716/7. He died about 1755. [Cf. Boody Genealogy.][1]The editor of this page has been unable to identify the work titled “Boody Genealogy” by Stackpole. He welcomes any suggestions. Elizabeth bapt. 31 March 1716/7; m. Ebenezer Pitman; widow …

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