Friday, October 7, 2011

Publishments and Marriages in Rumford (now Concord), 1732-1739

Source: The Granite Monthly, vol. 14 (Concord, N. H.: H. H. Metcalf & A. H. Robinson, 1892).
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PUBLISHMENTS AND MARRIAGES IN THE TOWNSHIP OF RUMFORD (NOW CONCORD), NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1732-39.

COMPILED BY JOHN C. ORDWAY.

The present city of Concord, N. H., first called "the plantation of Penny Cook," was granted by Massachusetts to a company of about one hundred settlers from Essex county, more than two thirds of whom were from Haverhill and Andover, and the balance from Newbury, Bradford, Boxford, Salisbury, and Ipswich, with perhaps one or two from Woburn and Chelmsford in Middlesex county. The grant was made in 1725, and the settlement began a year later. In 1733 the plantation was incorporated by the name of Rumford, which name it retained until 1765, when it was incorporated by its present name.

The publishments and marriages here given are taken from the earliest records of the town.

Philip Kimball's & Dorcas Foster's Purposes of Marriage were posted up at the Meeting House in Rumford on the 31st Day of July, 1735.

Intentions of Marriage between Jeremiah Dresser of Rumford & Mehitabel Bradley of Haverhill was posted up at the Meeting House in Rumford the ____ of September, 1735.

Intentions of Marriage between Joseph Hall of Rumford and Debborah Abbot of Andover were published at Rumford ye 30th Day of May 1736.

Intentions of Marriage between James Scales of Rumford and Susanna Hovey of Topsfield were published at said Rumford the 27th Day of August 1736.

Intentions of Marriage between Andrew Bohonon* and Tabbitha Flanders both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 10th Day of September 1736.

*Andrew Bohonon was probably from Salisbury, Mass., and Tabitha Flanders was the first child of Deacon Jacob and Mercy (Clough) Flanders, from South Hampton. They were early settlers of Salisbury, N. H. Tabitha died Feb. 18, 1810, having reached the remarkable age of 101 years.—Ed.


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Intentions of Marriage between James Peters and Elizabeth Farnum both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 16th Day of October 1736.

Intentions of Marriage between George Abbot of Rumford and Sarah Abbot of Andover were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the 24th Day of December 1736.

Intentions of Marriage between Samuel Bradstreet and Margaret Goordon both of Sun Cook were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Nineteenth Day of January, 1736.

Intentions of Marriage between Benjamin Rolfe and Hiphzabah Hazzen both of Sun Cook were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Nineteenth Day of January 1736.

Intentions of Marriage between Richard Eastman of Sun Cook and Mary Lovejoy of Andover were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Twenty Sixth Day of September 1737.

Intentions of Marriage between Isaac Foster of Rumford and Abigail Bradlee of Haverhill were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Twenty first Day of November 1737.

Intentions of Marriage between Daniel Rolfe junr and Elizabeth Flanders both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Eighth Day of January 1737.

Intentions of Marriage between Zebediah Farnum and Mary Walker both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Fourteenth Day of January 1737.

Intentions of Marriage between Nathan Burbank of Contoocook and Sarah York of Exeter were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Twenty second Day of April 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between William Walker & Elizabeth Peters both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the Tenth Day of May 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between Thomas Conneagham of Sun Cook & Anna Otterson of Haverhill were posted up at


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the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the 18th Day of July 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between Timothy Bradlee and Abiah Stevens both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 5th Day of August 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between Jonathan Bradlee of Rumford and Susanna Folsom of Exeter were posted up at the Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 9th Day of September 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between Lot Colby and Ann Walker both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 9th Day of September 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between Timothy Walker junr. of Rumford & Martha Colby of Almsbury were posted up at the Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 8th Day of October 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between Joseph Eastman junr. of Rumford and Abigail Millen of Hopkinton Ms. were posted up at the Meeting House in said Rumford on the 24th Day of December 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between John March and Mary Rolfe both of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in said Rumford on the 18th Day of February 1738.

Intentions of Marriage between Benjamin Blanchard of Canterbury and Bridget Fitzgerald of Contoocook were posted up at the Meeting House Door in Rumford on the 26th Day of March 1739.

Intentions of Marriage between Daniel Manning of Charlestown and Elizabeth Abbott of Rumford were posted up at the Meeting House Door in sd Rumford on the 19th Day of November 1738.

Marriages returned by the Revd Mr Timothy Walker* on the Twenty Third Day of September 1735. vizt.

Stephen Farington and Apphia Bradley both of Rumford were married the 28th Day of August 1732.

*Rev. Timothy Walker was the first settled pastor in Penacook. He was a native of Woburn, Mass., born 1705; a graduate of Harvard College in 1725. He was ordained November 18, 1730, and continued in the pastorate until his death, September 1, 1782.


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William Danford and Anna Flood both of Rumford and James Head of Canterbury and Sarah Danford of Rumford were married the 17th Day of January 1733.

Philip Kimball and Dorcas Foster both of Rumford were married the 17th Day of June 1735.

Samuel Davis of Canterbury and Mary Lambert of Rumford were married the 19th Day of August 1735.

Examd & Entered, by Benja. Rolfe Town Clerk.