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25 Timothy Emerson
25 John Edgerly
25 John Edgerly Jr.
25 Joseph Edgerly
25 Joseph Edgerly Jr.
25 John Footman, deceased
25 John Footman
25 Joseph Footman
25 Thomas Footman

3I Samuel Folloy
25 Ichabod Follet
l6f John Foolet
25 John Gray

6i Joseph Gilman

I Nathaniel Gookin
25 Henry Hill
25 Valentine Hill
25 Nathaniel Hill
25 William Hill
12I John Hall's Estate
125 James Hall

6i James Heald
25 Robert Huckins
25 Joseph Jones
25 Stephen Jones
25 Stephen Jones Jr.
25 Eben'r Jones
25 John Jenkins
25 W"" Jenkins
25 Stephen Jenkins
125 Samuel Jackson
25 W" Jackson

6j Moses Kenning

6| John Kelly



Acres

25 Robert Kent

12 Joseph Kent

25 John Kent

12I Naptheli Kinket [Kincaid]

I Christopher Korest (?)
125 Ezekiel Leathers
l6| Edward Leathers
12I Abednego Leathers
25 William Leathers

3I James Leary
i6f Thomas Langley
165 James Langley

8| John Mason
i6f Isaac Mason
25 Peter Mason

6| Wm Mills
25 Peter Mondro
l6f John Muncy

3| Robert Mack Daniel

I Randel Mack Donel
25 Samuel Meder
25 Joseph Meder
25 John Meder
25 Nathaniel Meder
25 Daniel Meder
25 Nicholas Meder
25 Francis Mathes
25 Francis Mathes

6j John Moore
25 Hezekiah Mash
25 John Pinder
25 Benj" Pinder
25 Samuel Perkins
25 John Pitman

61 Abel Peve

8§ Mathew Perey
25 Solomon Pinkham
25 W" Rains
25 John Rawlings
25 John Ranals
25 Job Ranals
i6f Jo- Randel
i6| Wm Randell

6| Richard Rooks

85 John Scias Jr.
i6f Samuel Sias
165 Solomon Sias



HISTORY OF DURHAM



21



Acres


Acres




I Benjamin Stevens


25 Joseph Thomas




i6f James Stevens


i6f Joseph Wormwood




25 Hubord Stevens


i6f Jacob Wormwood




8| Ebenezer Spencer


25 W^m Wormwood




8^ Wm Shepperd


25 Jonathan Woodman




125 Clement Sias


25 Jonathan Woodman Jr.




25 John Sias


25 Joshua Woodman




25 John Smith


l6f Edward Woodman




25 John Smith Jr.


i6f Arclas Woodman




25 John Smith ye 3d


25 John Woodman




25 Samuel Smith


8| John Welsh




25 Samuel Smith Jr.


5 Joseph Wheler




25 Samuel Smith ye 3d


25 John Wille




25 James Smith


25 John Wille Jr.




25 Archabel Smith


I2§ John Wille y 3d




25 Benjamin Smith


i6| Wm Wille




6| Joseph Smart


i6| Stephen Wille




I2§ Joseph Simons


15 Ye Estate Wm W^akham


dec*


25 Joseph Stevenson


25 Samuel Williams




25 Thomas Stevenson


25 John Williams




25 Abraham Stevenson


25 John Williams Jr.




25 John Tomson's Estate


25 John York




25 John Tompson


6i Richard [York?]




25 Jonathan Thompson






Additional Grants, March 2t„ 1737.






Acres


Acres




25 Thomas Leathers


25 Lemuel Chesley




85 Joseph Glidden


12I John Laskey




6j Salathiel Denbo


George Chesley





The business of the Proprietors was not closed up for many
years. In 1765 Jonathan Woodman and Hubbard Stevens,
Proprietors' Committee, called a meeting, as some grants con-
flicted with each other. John Thompson, Jeremiah Burnham,
Jr., and Moses Emerson were impowered to sell the balance
of land and examine the doings of the former committee. A
committee consisting of John Woodman, Capt. Joseph Sias, and
Capt. Benjamin Smith were chosen to examine the papers brought
from the former clerk's office and determine what of said papers
is proper to be recorded. Ebenezer Thompson was elected
clerk 31 March 1766, which position he filled until 28 March

1774-

When the parish of Lee was established in 1765, the town of



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Durham thus voted to protect the interests of the proprietors,
"That the said parish shall not in any Respect Interfere with
any Lands belonging to the proprietors in said town." See
N. H. Town Papers, Vol. XI, pp. 584-85.

In 1772 John Woodman, "survivor of the Proprietors' Com-
mittee," called a meeting, and Major Stephen Jones was chosen
moderator and Nathaniel Norton Clerk pro tern. Action was
taken to eject William Caldwell from land. The records show
lawsuits. The end is not recorded.

The aim of this chapter is to state merely the most important
steps in the municipal history of Durham. We pass on, there-
fore, to the division of the town and the incorporation of Lee.
It is thus stated on high authority, "January 16, 1766, the town
was divided and the westerly part incorporated as a Parish by
the name of Lee, with full town privileges." It is questionable
whether Lee had at first full town privileges, for the Journals
of the House of Representatives do not show that Lee was
impowered to send a representative to the General Assembly
while New Hampshire was a royal province. Lee sent as dele-
gates to the first Provincial Congress at Exeter Joseph Sias
and Ebenezer Jones; to the second Congress, Joseph Sias and
John Layn; to the third, Joseph Sias and Smith Emerson, and
also to the fourth; to the fifth, Capt. Hercules Mooney. This
Congress met 21 December 1775 and was organized as a House
of Representatives in January 1776.

Moreover, the town records of Durham show that in the spring
meeting after the incorporation of Lee the town elected three
selectmen for Durham and also Nicholas Duda and Robert
Thompson for Lee, and in 1767 the town meeting of Durham
elected Miles Randall and Nicholas Duda as selectmen of Lee.
Also on the 28th of March 1774, when trouble was brewing with
Great Britian, the town of Durham elected Joseph Sias, Esq., and
Capt. Hercules Mooney on an important town committee, "to
prepare instructions to be given their Representatives and
report to the adjournment of the meeting."

A town meeting was held at the Falls meeting house in Dur-
ham, 3 September 1764. A committee consisting of Lieut.
Joseph Sias, Miles Randall and Nicholas Duda on the part
of those desiring incorporation, and Capt. Stephen Jones, Thomas
Chesley and Capt. Benjamin Smith on the part of Durham, was
appointed to run a line from Paul Chesley 's house near the Mad-



HISTORY OF DURHAM 23

bury line to the house of John Smart on the Newmarket Hne, ac-
cording to the request of sundry persons of the town. The
meeting was adjourned to the 24th instant, when the committee
made their report and unanimously recommended,

That a Strait Line, Beginning one hundred and Twenty four Rods above
the Dwelling house of paul Chelsey, on Madbury Line, and So to Run a
Strait point across to Newmarket Line, to one mile and a half above the
Dwelling house of John Smart, may be a Suitable Line.

N. B. It is the intent of the above Resolve, that the Line Fixed upon run
from the house of paul Chesley, North 6 degrees East to Madbury Line &
then to Measure up 124 rods, by said Madbury Line.

The town meeting was adjourned to 8 October next, when Capt.
Benjamin Smith and Lieut. Joseph Sias were appointed a com-
mittee to "draw a Vote in writing for the western part of the town
to Be Sat of as a parish and Bring it to the Town, at Some pub-
lick town meeting." This committee brought in their report to a
town meeting held 18 November 1765, in writing, as follows:

That the west End of Said Town of Durham be voted to be Sat of as a
parish, Agreeably to the Result or a Report of a Committee, (Chosen and
appointed for that purpose) and Brought into publick Town meeting the 24th
day of Sept. 1764 — with this addition, thereto, that the Said parish, when an
act may be Obtained for that purpose. Shall take their proportionable Part of
the poor now Supported by the whole town, and Likewise That the Said
parish Shall hot in any Respect Interfere with any Lands belonging to the
proprietors in Said Town. — Voted that the above vote, Brought by Capt.
Smit h and Sias, is agreeable to the Sense of the Town and that it be Recorded
accordingly." See N. H. Town Papers XL 584-5, or Town Records of
Durham.

The following petition is of value especially for the genealogist,

since it shows who were living in Lee in 1765 :

To his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esqr Governor and Commander in
Chief in and over his Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, to the Honourable
his Majesty's Counsel and the House of Representatives in General Assembly
Convened, The Petition of Sundry of the Inhabitants of Durham most humbly
Sheweth that in said Town of Durham there are Inhabitants Sufficient for two
Parishes and to maintain and support the Charge thereof That many of the
Inhabitants live more than Eight miles from the Place of Publick Worship
and where all Town meetings and the Publick of Affairs are holden and Tran-
sacted which Renders it very Difficult for them to Attend there at any time but
more Expecially in the winter Season that the consequence thereof it is
Probable will be that many of the Youth in said Town will be brought up in
great Ignorance unless the Difficulties be removed and the Petitioners are
in a great measure prevented the use of their Privilidges in their present
Situation —

Wherefore your Petitioners most humbly pray your Excellency and Honours,



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that there may be two Parishes in said Town and that the Dividing Line be-
tween the two Parishes Beginning at Paul Chesles house at Beech Hill so
(Called) then North Six Degrees East to the line Between said Durham and
Madbury then running westerly on said line one hundred and twenty four
Rods then Beginning and Running from thence to New Market line to one
mile and half above the Dwelling House of John Smart, which line was agreed
upon by a Committee Chosen by the said Town of Durham in the year one
thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four and Voted in Publick Town meeting,
and so to Include the whole of said Durham above this line. We therefore
humbly pray your Excellency and your Honours to take our Case into your
wise Considerations and Set said Parish off by said line with the powers and
privileges of other Towns or Parishes in this Province and your Petitioners as
in Duty bound shall ever pray.

Dated at Durham November i8th 1765.



Hercules Mooney
Gideon Mathes
Winthrop Durgin
Elijah Denbo
Samuel Jackson
Joseph Thomson
James Hall
Jonathan runnels
Samuel pitman
John follett
Benjamin Bradly
Joseph Jackson
Josiah Johnson
Timothy Davis
thomas Yourk
stoten tutle
Miles Randal
Samuel Langley
Moses Davis Jun'
WilN Waymoth
James Davis
Hanary tufts
nathaniel Watson
Andew watson
Isaac Small
Joseph Hicks
John Sanborn
Edward Hill
Thomas Snell
Eli Clark Juner
Eben Randel
Micah Emerson
Joseph Clark
Joseph Sias
John Elliot



Joshua Woodman Jun'
John Giles
Joseph medar
Thomas Huckins
Nicholas Duda
Eben' Lethers
William Renely
ffrancis Eliot

Benjamin Bickford
mason Rendel
Joseph Clay
Nathaniel Stevens

Jun
Bartholomew Smart
Nichole Tuttel
Samuel Burley
Nathaniel Randal
Reubin Hill
Clement Davis
James Watson
Nathaniel frost
Samuel Watson
Josiah Durgin
John Durgin
John Shaw
Benjamin Woodman
Samuel Sias
David munsey
Benja Clark
Moses Dam
Joseph doe
Benj» Durgin
Eb' Jones June'



Israel Randel
Francis Durgin
Joshua Burnam
Samuel Carter
Thomas huckins Jr
Solomon Sias
ffrancis Allen
William Cashey
Edweard Scales
Samuel bickford
William Rendel
Job Runels
John Clark
David Davis
George tutle
Jonathan Stevens
Zaccheus Clough
John Davis
James Giles Bunker
Robert York
Jonathan Stevens
Ebenezer Dow jun.
Nathaniel Watson ju'
Joseph Huckins
John Shaw Jun«
Ichabod Denbow
Thomas Wille
John Snell
Eli Clark
hunkin Dam
Thomas Noble
Nathel Sias
Nathaniel Stevens



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25



John Cartland, a Friend, is said to have come from Lee, Scot-
land, early in the eighteenth century and to have had the privi-
lege of naming Lee after his native town.

No further change was made in the boundaries of Durham till
2 July 1870, when the western portion of Lubberland stretch-
ing along the north shore of Great Bay was set off and annexed
to Newmarket. Thus that part of ancient Exeter received
a portion of its original claim, and Durham lost some historic
places. This portion, however, is included in the descriptive
history of this book.

No complete tax list has been found between the years 1682
and 1783. There is a "Ministers Counterpein for the year 1760"
in the possession of S. H. Shackford, Esq., of Boston, which gives
the names of those then living on the "North Side" of Oyster
River. The names alphabetically arranged are as follows:



Doc Joseph Atkinson
Abner Bickford
Benjamin Bickford
Samuel Bickford
Benjamin Bodge
Joshua Burnuni
Solomon Burnum
Thomas Bunker
Isaac Bussel
Andrew Carter
George Chesle
Jonathan Chesle
Joshua Chesle
Lt. Ichabod Chesle
Paul Chesle
Lt. Philip Chesle
Samuel Chesle
Thomas Chesle
Thomas Chesle Jr.
Joseph Clark
Joseph Clay
Jonathan Clough
Zacheus Clough
John Crocket
Moses Dam
David Daniel
Ephraim Davis
John Davis
Jonathan Davis



Jonathan Davis Jr.
Jeremiah Davis
Moses Davis
Nehemiah Davis
Robert Davis
Zephaniah Davis
Aaron Davis
Samuel Demeritt
Clement Denbo
Ichabod Denbo
Joseph Doe
Samuel Dyer
Benj Durgin
Josiah Durgin
Moses Emerson
Solomon Emerson Esq.
Abraham Fernald
Jonathan Fish
John Follet

Widow Prudence Follet
John Giles
Stephen Glashier
John Glover
Richard Glover
Samuel Gray
Edward Hill
Eliphalet Hill
Jonathan Hill
Nathan" Hill



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HISTORY OF DURHAM



Robert Hill
Samuel Hill
Samuel Hill Jr.
Valentine Hill
Widow Abigail Jones
Benjamin Jones
Ebenezer Jones
Ebenezer Jones Jr.
Richard Jones
Capt. Stephen Jones
Benjamin Jackson
Widow Patience Jackson
William Jackson
Mark Jewel
David Jonson
Thomas Jonson
John Huckins
Joseph Huckins
Joseph Huckins Jr.
Thomas Huckins
Thomas Huckins Jr.
Aaron Hunscomb
Elias Lad
John Langley Jr.
Samuel Langley
John Laskey
Samuel Langmaid
Abednego Leathers
Ebenezer Leathers
Edward Leathers
Edward Leathers Jr.
Ezekiel Leathers
Jonathan Leathers
Robert Leathers
Stephen Leathers
Thomas Leathers
Gideon Mathes
John McCoy
Nathani Meder
Thomas Noble
Wm. Odiorne Esq'.
Abijah Pinkom
Walter Philbrick
Quick Priest
Ebenezer Randal
John Randel
Jonathan Randal
Mason Randal



Widow Mary Randal
Miles Randal
William Randal
Thomas Rines
Thomas Rollins
Abraham Runals
Job Runals
Job Runals Jr.
Jonathan Runals
William Runals
Edward Scales
Lt. Joseph Sias
Nathaniel Sias
Samuel Sias
Samuel Sias Jr.
Solomon Sias
John Shaw
Benjamin Small
Benjamin Small Jr.
Edward Small
Isaac Small
Joseph Small
Joseph Small Jr.
John Snell
Abednego Spencer
Hubbard Stevens
Hubbard Stevens Jr.
Joseph Stevens
Samuel L Stevens
Jos. Stevenson
Doc Ebenezer Thompson
John Thomson
Ens. Jonathan Thomson
Widow Sarah Thomson
Nathaniel Thomson
Robert Thomson
Robert Thomson Jr.
Seth Thomson
Solomon Thomson
John Tasker Jr.
Samuel Tod
Archalaus Woodman
Edward Woodman
Jonathan Woodman
John Woodman
Jonathan Woodman, Jr.
Joshua Woodman
Shadrach Walton



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27



Thomas Whitekom
Paul Wille
Samuel Wille
Thomas Wille



John Williams
John Williams Jr.
Joseph Williams



The following names are found on a counterpart for the Parish
of Madbury for the year 1758 and may be of use to genealogists.
Many on this list belonged to Durham families.



William Allen

Elijah Austin

Benjamin Bickford

Charles Bickford

John Bickford Jr.

Thomas Bickford

Benjamin Bodge

Nicholas Brock

James Brown

Azariah Boodey

Benjamin Bussell

Henry Bussell

Ebenezer Bussell

Isaac Bussell

John Bussell

Joseph Bussell

Samuel Bussell

William Bussell

Stephen Bunker

Richard Caswell

Ichabod Canney

James Chesleys Estate

Jonathan Chesley

Joshua Chesley

Samuel Chesley

Samuel Chesley Jr.

Paul Chesley

Reuben Chesley

Lemuel Chesley

Abraham Clark

James Clark

Remem" Clark

James Clements

Hezekiah Cook

John Canney Jr.

Wid Sarah Dam

Lt. James Davis

Maj. Thomas Davis

Sam 'I Davis & son Thomas



Ephraim Davis
Nathaniel Davis
Sam" Davis, Jr.
Joseph Daniels
Joseph Daniels Jr.
Jacob Daniels
Eli Demerit
Job Demerit
Ebenezer Demerit
John Demerit
& his son John
Solomon Demerit
W^illiam Demerit
Job Demerit Jr.
Clement Drew Jr.
Clement Drew
David Drew
James Drew
Joseph Drew Estate
Joseph Drew
Francis Drew
Meshech Drew
Obediah Drew
Paul Drew
Silas Drew
Samuel Drew
Thomas Drew
& son John
Thomas Drew Jr.
Thomas Drew 3rd
Lt. Zechf Edgerly
Sol" Emerson Esq.
Daniel Evens
John Evens
Joseph Evens
Micah Emerson
Stephen Evens
Thomas Evens
Eben' Garland



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Capt. Paul Gerrish

William Glidden

Wid. Mary Glover

John Ham

John Ham Jr.

James Hanson

Jonathan Hanson

Nathaniel Hanson

Stephen Hanson

Timothy Hanson

Samuel Hanson

Ichabod Hayes

Daniel Hayes

Capt. Joseph Hicks

Israel Hodgdon

John Huckins

Robert Huckine

Benjamin Hill

William Hill

Daniel Jacobs

Wid. Hannah Jackson

James Jackson

James Jackson Jr.

Daniel Jacobs Jr.

Joseph Jackson

William Jackson

William Jenkens

Anthony Jones

Benjamin Jones

Richard Jones

Abraham Jonson

Wid. Hannah Laighton

Isaac Laighton

John Laighton

John Laighton of Barrington

Gideon Laighton

Samuel Laighton

James Lammus

Nath" Lammus

Benjamin Leathers

Thomas Leathers

Joseph Libby

John Malory

John Malory Jr.

James Malory

Daniel Meader

Joseph Meader



Daniel Misarve
Daniel Misarve Jr.
Joseph Misarve
John Misarve
Timothy Moses
David Muncey, Durham
Stephen Otis
Stephen Otis Jr.
Conor Pitman
Zechariah Pitman
Amos Pinkham
James Pinkham
Moses Pinkham
Paul Pinkham
Stephen Pinkham
Solomon Pinkham
Richard Pinkham Jr.
Samuel Pinkham Jr.
Simon Rendel
John Roberts
Ens. Joseph Roberts
Samuel Roberts
John Smith
Abednego Spencer
Ebenezer Tasker
John Tasker
John Tasker Jr.
William Tasker
Daniel Tibbets
Henry Tibbets
Jeremiah Tibbets
Nathaniel Tibbets
Isaac Twombly
Joseph Twombly
William Twombly 3d
John Winget Jr.
Dennet Waymoth
Moses Waymoth
John Whitehorn
Joseph Woodman
Abner Young
Eleazer Young
Daniel Young
Jonathan Young
Samuel Young
Samuel Young Jr.
James Young



HISTORY OF DURHAM 29

Durham has sent out colonies from time to time to found and
develop other towns. New Durham was incorporated, 6 De-
cember 1762, as the result of a petition signed in 1748 by ninety-six
petitioners from Durham, many of whom settled in the new
town. Many of the founders of Rochester went from Durham,
and the earliest meetings of the proprietors were held in Durham.
Canterbury had a goodly number of settlers from Durham, whose
names are found in the list of proprietors. Holderness, Barring-
ton, Barnstead and Nottingham were indebted to Durham for
many of their early men of enterprise and leadership. In later
years the broad West has been dotted here and there with set-
tlers from the vicinity of Oyster River, and some of these have
risen to places of distinction and power.



EARLY SETTLERS AND ESTATES

In locating the first settlers in Oyster River Plantation it may
be convenient, for the sake of clearness, to begin at the western
extremity of the shore line, at the mouth of Lamprey River, the
earliest boundary between Dover and Exeter.

Richard York deposed in 1652 that he was living in Dover in
1635. He had a lot on Dover Neck as early as 1642. The
following town grant is without date, but it was made probably
about this time. "Richard York, a house Lott conteyning by
Estimacon eleaven acres more or less, butting upon the high
street East and on the Durty Lane west on John Dams Lott on
the South and uppon the lane from Elder Nutters North, more
all the m' she in a Creeke called by the name of Little Johns Creek,
more one small marsh conteyning by estimation eleaven acres
more or less in the great Bay butting upon two small Islands
southwest, more one spott of marsh lying to the northwest ioyning
to y^ other only a small point of Land making some division."
In 1656 there were granted to him one hundred acres next to
John Martin's "bounded as followeth, that is to say, by lambrill
River side North west 96 Rood and from the marked tree Betwixt
John Martin and Richard York 200 Rood South west and be
west and the head line 96 Rod nor west & be nor and from that
marked tree to the River again 200 Rood south west and be
west." This he willed to his son Benjamin in 1672. This land
is now in Newmarket, forming the southerly part of the neck of
land lying between the mouth of Lamprey River and Goddard's
Creek.

Next north of Richard York lived John Martin, who married
Hester, daughter of Thomas Roberts of Dover Neck. On the
26th of 7th month, 1664, there was granted to John Martin
"the land which now he posseth where his dwelling house stand-
eth to be maed up forty ackers Beginning at the water sied taking
all the land Betwixt John Godder and Richard Yorke and so
running up into the woods not intrenching upon ani former
Grant."

The location of John Martin's lot is still further defined, 28
February 1664, when it was ordered that Capt. Ralph Hall and

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32 HISTORY OF DURHAM

Deacon John Hall lay out a highway from Lamprey River Fall
to the water's side in the Great Bay. They accordingly "layd
it out as foUoweth, that is to say, from the fall above sayd to
Goe as the old way goeth tell it Cometh to a great Roke with a
tree groeing on the top thear of on the left hand of the old waye
goeing from the said fall to John Godders, neir to wich Roke are
two trees marked with H thus betweine wich trees the way is to
goo straite Downe to a letell freshett and over it strait to another
and over it and soe betwixt two trees marked with H like the
former two trees and soe betwixt a letell swampe and the Rokey
hill side thet lieth behind John Martins house and soe strait to the
laen that is betwixt John Godders fence and John martins fence
of the Corn fields that now lieth befoer thear doers or houses tell
it Cometh to the lower Corner of John Martins fence next the
foer menshened laen and thear to turne and goe as the old way
goeth at the present to the usuall landing plase tell John martin
mak a way from the sayd Corner of his fence lower downe toward
the water side then the way goeth at the Present. The way is to
be fower poll wied all the way saueing between the two foer
mentioned fences. John Martin is to make the way soe as shall
be to the Towns Content belowe his feilld befoer it be
Altered."

John Martin and wife Hester conveyed, 20 September 1667,
to Thomas Mounsell his dwelling house "now standing in Luber-
land in y® Great Bay," together with forty acres of upland lying
between Richard York's and John Goddard's lands, and the
following year Mounsell sold this to Nicholas Doe, whose son,
Sampson Doe, inherited it and added adjacent lands thereto.
John Martin and family removed to Piscataway, New Jersey.

On the loth of the first month, 1673/4, the bounds between
Nicholas Doe and John Goddard were fixed as follow^s, "from
high water mark at the usuall landing place A high waye of fower
poele wid up to John Godder his land at the marsh on the one
side and soe to the Corner of John Godders orchard on the west
and that fence of the orchard to stand and soe to a heape of
Rockes on the west of the heigh waye and Nicholass Does garden
on the Est of the high waye and all the Newe fence att Does
garden to be wholley taken a way and from the Corner of Does
garden in to the woods upon the west sid of the hill this high way
to goe into the woods of fower pole wide upon a North and be



HISTORY OF DURHAM 33

west line and is the bounds of the land betwixt John Godderd and
Nichlos Doe. "

It is impossible to locate precisely the ten acres granted to Hugh
Dunn, 17th of first month, 1663/4. "Whereas hew doenn hath
Buellt a house neir lampril River and having now writ [no right]
to anie land thear we doe Grant him ten ackers thear, Exchange
of ten Ackers from his thirty Ackers at Sandey Banck, which tenn
Ackers at Sandey Banck is to Remaine the Townes. " The land
at Sandy Bank had been granted to him in 1656. It is located up
Lamprey River, on the north side of Lee Hook. Dunn sold this
to Philip Crommett about 1666 and went to New Jersey with
John Martin and others. See New Jersey's Indebtedness to
New Hampshire, by O. B. Leonard of Plainfield, N. J., in N. H.
Gen. Record, Vol. i, pp. 145-50.

The next lot northeasterly of John Martin's was originally
granted by the town to the Rev. Thomas Larkham, between 1639
and 1642, who conveyed the same to Joseph Miller. On the 21st
of September 1647, Joseph Miller conveyed to John Goddard
the "house where Miller now liveth and five acres of land," also
twenty acres given by the inhabitants of Dover, alias Northam
to Thomas Larkham, "lyinge on the west side of Backe River,"



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