<![CDATA[NHGenealogist.com & NewEnglandGenealogist.net - Blog]]>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:05:44 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Surname Saturday John Haseltine & Joan Anter of Rowley, Bradford & Haverhill, MA]]>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:48:19 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/surname-saturday-john-haseltine-joan-anter-of-rowley-bradford-haverhill-ma.html
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Old Burial Ground, Salem St. Bradford, MA which stands on what was once known as "Indian Hill" and was donated to the town by John Haseltine in 1665.
     John was chr Aug 22, 1612 in Howden, Knedlington, Yorkshire, Eng son of Robert Haseltine & Joanna Swanne (The Haseltine Genealogy by Earl D. Campbell & Frederick W. Richardson). About the time John was 26, & his brother Robert was 29, they decided to join a group of Puritans escaping religious persecution & travel to America with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers of the Rowley Parish Church near Little Weighton, Yorkshire, England which was about 38 miles from the place they were born. Virtually nothing is known about their lives up until they board the John of London in the port of Hull & embark upon their journey with about 20 other families all who had been exiled from England in the late Spring of 1638.
      They arrived in Salem, MA in the fall of 1638, and shortly thereafter John Winthrop notes Rev Rogers asked if he & his followers could share in the Lord’s Supper with the Church of Boston. Rogers spoke to the elders in the church about what they had experienced in England and their vision for their new lives here.
       Shortly thereafter, in 1639, Rogers was granted an area of land between Ipswich & Newbury which he would name Rowley after his home church in England where he had preached since about 1620. The first mention I could find in The First Church of Boston Records mentioning Rowley was on the 24th day of the 9th month 1639 [pg 25 – November 24 1639] where it mentions Mr Henry Sandys, Willyam Stickney, Richard Swanne, and Michaell Hopkinson were dismissed to the gathering of a Church at Rowley “if the Lord so please”.
     Upon settling in the new settlement of Rowley much land was dispersed to as many as 60 families who were now following the Rev Rogers. John & Robert’s 2 acre house lots were located on what is Central St today. Comparing a copy of map that the Rowley Historical Society sent me which has many of the original settlers house lots on it with a Google Earth map of today, it seems likely that John Haseltine’s first home was on or very near Plantation Lane. His brother Robert’s lot being just a little further up the road on or very near Benischeck Lane. They were separated by the house lot of Thomas Tenneys property. In addition to the house lot each brother received 8 acres of upland in what is referred to as  “Northeast Field”, 1.25 acres in Satchells Meadow, 2 acres of salt marsh. A couple other divisions of land took place and John would receive his share of parcels.
    John & Robert both took The Oath of a Freeman on May 13 1640. The oath, for those who may not know, was a vow men certain men took to participate, & defend the new government. You can read the oath here at the Winthrop Society’s page.
    At some point John met a woman by the name of "Joan Anter a maid servant of one Mr. Martin Holman of Biddiford in Devonshire, England" who was admitted as a member of the First Church of Boston on “The 18th day of the same 12th moneth (1643)” [which today would be considered Feb 1644].  Joan is said by some to have been born a1612 near Biddeford, England, however I really think this birthdate is much too early. It seems to me that if she was a “maid servant” odds are she was likely much younger. Perhaps even as young as 14-18 in 1644, and 16-20 years old when she married John Haseltine, placing her birth about 1626-1630. Not to mention that if her birth year was a1612 would have made her 54y when Nathaniel was born & that really doesn’t seem likely.
    Nothing is known of Joan’s family, to my knowledge at least. Anter seems to be German name, but we can’t really be sure. It seems she came alone or with others we do not know of on a ship we cannot name. The only clue being that she worked for Martin Holman, yet it doesn’t seem Mr Holman came to America leaving even more mystery.  I did find one other notation of him in Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, edited by William Henry Whitmore, William Summer Appleton,etal pg 3 or pg 397 on google books which states [1645] “Exported by the Defence of Boston [ie the ship name] Mr Edw: count of Martin Holman & to him consigned, vizt,. One hundred bush. Wheat & seventy foure Kintalls three quarters of fish.”
     John married Joan Anter between Mar 31 1644- May 1645 but an exact date has not been found in early records. We know it is after Mar 31 1644 as she is noted on that day in the records of The First Church, Boston which were published in 1961 by Richard D. Pierce, editor, and titled The Records of the First Church in Boston 1630-1868, Volume XXXIX. It states: Pg 40 "The 31st day of the 1st month 1644" (31 March 1644) "Our sister Joan Anter had with the consent of the church by their silence letters of Recommendation graunted unto  hir unto the church at Rowley."
    A few pages later it states:
Pg 45 "The 8th day of ye 1st moneth 1646" (8 March 1646) "Our sister Joan Anter now the wife of one [John] Heseltine a Member of the Church of Rowley with the Consent of the Church by their silence, had letters of Dismission granted her unto the Church at Rowley according to her desire by letter."
    In addition, we can guess that it was at least 9 months prior to the birth of their oldest son,
 Samuell Haseltine who was born “20: 12m: 1645” or what would now be Feb 20 1646. From this we can gain they likely married before Jun 1645. SIDE NOTE: Is anyone else bothered by the fact that they named their oldest son Samuell and yet we have no knowledge of why or who he might have been named after….? It sort of makes me think it might be a hint as to Joan’s father – just sayin’….
   John & Joan lived in Rowley on the homestead noted above until at least 1649 when John, his brother Robert & William Wild took up an agreement with the Town of Rowley to settle the land upon the Merrimack River about 14 miles away. On the 3rd day of the 4th month 1651 the selectman officially wrote up the offer the town had granted them, however having it still not made clear at that time and later challenged by Robert, John & William, another document was written on the 29th day of the 10th month in the year 1652.
     The final agreement gave each Robert, John & William the following: 40 acres of upland; commons for 20 head of cattle (which they had the right to fence their shares as they see fit, but the town restricted them to building more than three tenements on any of the upland or commons); 20 acres of meadow which was to be laid out when they desired it; liberty granted to get each of them 1000 of pipestauves yearly during the next 7 years (from 1649); liberty on the common to cut firewood for 3 families & also timber for building & fencing providing they did not fall any fencing stuff within a quarter mile of the pasture fence; they were to be freed from all charges belonging to the Town [ie taxes] for their lands, houses & up to 4 oxen, 6 cows & 4 calves each during the space of 7 years beginning in 1649; and lastly they were to have liberty to keep swine on the commons. In exchange, John, Robert & William obviously begin the settlement and are to look after the Town of Rowley’s herd of cattle for 7 years, although they would be paid 2 shillings per day for looking after them. It also stipulates that the 3 men shall provide a convenient diet & lodging to anyone the Town sends to keep any herd there. “This agreement representing the agreement made for the settlement at Merrimack in 1649 is set to paper  30th day of the 10th month 1652. (pg 80-82 Early Records of Rowley MA 1639-1672 Vol One).
     The three men & their families venturing off from Rowley, founded Bradford, MA. Today, Bradford is not considered a township of its own, but instead is considered part of Haverhill. Those that live there today though will disagree & be quick to tell you Bradford & Haverhill are very different and are in many ways separate communities. According to the Memorial History of Bradford on pg 7 the men build the first house on “a sunny spot, on the easterly slope of the pleasant grove”, “near the site of the old town house & pound”.
    Life in Bradford thrived and by 1655 Robert Haseltine was ordered to run a ferry between Bradford and Haverhill which laid across the river & had been first settled in 1640 by 12 men after a purchase from Native Americans who called the area Pentucket. Very few Natives remained in the area by the time the small sum was given to them for the land that would come to be Haverhill.
    1656 closed the term on the agreement between Rowley & the three founders of Bradford. In 1664 John & Robert requested the 20 acres still due to them from their agreement with Rowley and are granted an additional 200 acres each in what was then known as Rowley Village on the Merrimack. John’s portion, according to the Memorial History of Bradford pg 10 included “the west half of the village. His lower corner is where the road turns by Jacob Kimball’s.” His property also incorporated “Along the river from the ferry ran the road to Rowley. In 1662, this road was relaid, and coming up what is now Main St, turned at John Haseltine’s corner, which is the corner of Main & Salem Streets” – pg 12 MHB
    Not forgetting about his part in the founding of Bradford, John Haseltine donated an acre of land to the Town of Bradford for a meetinghouse and burial ground in 1665 on “Indian Hill”. This is the plot of land where the Old Burial Ground still remains on Salem St. John’s brother Robert is likely buried there, but a stone does not mark his or his wife’s graves. 
      Somewhere around 1663 John Sr with sons John Jr & Nathaniel, jumped the river so to speak, and removed to Haverhill leaving Samuel to man the family estate in Bradford. The land in Haverhill was west of Little River by Long Hill on the street now known as North Broadway which begins off Broadway (now known as Rt 97) & runs north to where it meets Sawyer Ave in Atkinson, NH. There is a story on pg 224 in Chase’s History of Haverhill & in the footnote of that page it explains that a “severe skirmish” discussed on the page [1708; French & Indian attack] took place at “the rise of land nearly west of the house of S. Eaton, Esq. about half way between Derry Rd and the Parsonage Road [now Hilldale], and south-east of Long Hill, in the West Parish.” From maps of Haverhill in 1832 & 1872 we can determine No Broadway & Derry Rd were one in the same. Both maps show Haseltine familes still living on both sides that road over quite a large span. It seems safe to say from this, the deed to Philip from John Jr., and the will, John Haseltine’s original land in Haverhill was in that greater vicinity.
      The earliest mention of John in Haverhill records that I came across was in 1665-6 when he was one of the Selectmen. He also held that position in 1668, 1671 & 1673 which can be confirmed on Google Books in The City Charter as Amended by Subsequent Legislation and the Ordinances of…by Haverhill, MA, and also The History of Haverhill from its First Settlement by Chase, 1861.
    In 1671 liberty was granted to John, or any other man to build a corn-mill upon Sawmill River or upon the East-meadow River” pg 49 of The History of Haverhill by Mirick & Whittier, 1832, which it seems is the book Chase pretty much copied in his expanded 1861 version, so it is also in that.
    On June 24, 1681 John Sr granted Haverhill a 2 acre parcel of land situated north of Winter St & between Little River & the Commons for the use of a parsonage & burial ground much like he had for Bradford. Although it doesn’t seem Haverhill actually did anything with this land as 2 years later they were still trying to figure out if they should build a new meetinghouse & where, a topic which is covered more under John Jr’s sketch.
     John Senior died Dec 23, 1690 “abt 70y” in Haverhill, Ma (Haverhill VR). It seems about was said with quite a bit of liberty as if his birth in Knedlington is correct he was at least 78yrs. His will was dated Aug 17, 1689 and proved Mar 1, 1691, Essex County Probate File # 12670
     “Jean, wid. John, sr.” died July 17, 1698 in Haverhill, Ma (Haverhill VR). Like with his son John Jr. their burial place is unknown. If I was to guess where, I would say they were also more likely to be buried in the Ancient West Parish Burial Ground on Carleton St rather than Pentucket Burial Ground due to the location of the family estate.
     Quite a life & legacy for a man who could not sign his name.
Children of John & Joan were:
1. Samuell Haseltine b: “20: 12m: 1645” [Feb 20 1645-6] (Rowley VR – “Joan”)  
2. Mary Haseltine b: “9: 10m: 1648” [Dec 9 1648] (Rowley VR – “Joan”)
3. John Haseltine b: about 1650-56 - Click for blog on John Haseltine Jr & Mary Nelson
4. Nathaniel Haseltine b: “20: 7m: 1666” [Sept 20 1666] (Rowley VR – “Joane”)   


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<![CDATA[Chester Historical Society Scarecrows]]>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:09:04 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/oct-24-2014-chester-historical-society-scarecrows.htmlThere is still time to go out & explore the scarecrows scattered all over Chester, NH.
They are on display until Oct 30th 2014
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<![CDATA[Moses Heath, Hampstead, New London, Newton, NH - Overcame Deafness]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:12:00 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/moses-heath-hampstead-new-london-newton-nh-overcame-deafness.html
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GenealogyBank.com - Moses Heath; Hampstead; March; New-London; Newport; Christ; Rev Job Seamons; St. Luke] Date: Wednesday, March 6, 1816 Paper: American (Hanover, NH) Volume: I Issue: 5 Page: 3
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<![CDATA[Wordless Wednesday....almost]]>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:22:32 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/wordless-wednesdayalmost.htmlc1904 - Have an old photo like this? Don't assume it is a girl. This is actually my grandfather Arthur Leon Baker Sr. Infants, both male & female wore dresses up until about 85 yrs ago when gender specific clothing became popular.
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<![CDATA[Sayings Sunday]]>Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:41:14 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/sayings-sunday4.html"If wishes were horses then beggars would ride"]]><![CDATA[Surname Saturday John Haseltine Jr & Mary Nelson]]>Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:41:13 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/surname-saturday-john-haseltine-jr-mary-nelson.html     John Jr. was the son of John Haseltine & Joan Anter/Auter. He was born sometime after his oldest brother Samuell, and before Nathaniel, likely between 1649-1656 in the wilderness of what would become Bradford, MA. John Jr married “Mrs Mary Nelson of Rowley at Ipswich” on July 17, 1682 (Haverhill VR). Mary was born Mar 26, 1662 in Rowley, Ma daughter of Captain Philip Nelson & Sarah [Jewett] (Rowley VR). At first it concerned me the marriage record says “Mrs. Mary Nelson” however, it now seems more likely they did not mean “Mrs” in the same context we know it, or “Mif” [Mis] was mistaken for “Mrf” when it was transcribed, as the will of her father recorded in Essex County 1691 definitely mentions Mary Haseltine as his daughter. As well Philip Nelson includes Mary Haseltine, wife of John, in deed 31-109 for land in Newbury & Bradford in 1684 [Indexed as 1716] Essex County.
      “John Jr.”; “Corp. John Jr. ”, “Sergeant John” & “Deacon John” were all the same man. We know this simply because John Sr died at the end of 1690 well into his 70’s, and there were no other adult men named John Haseltine in any form of the last name in the area at that time.  John was Selectman 1687, 1695 & 1697 per The City Charter as Amended by Subsequent Legislation and the Ordinances of ...By Haverhill (Mass.) 1880 [It’s on Google].
      During 1690 Sergeant John was put in command of the Garrison on Pecker’s or sometimes called Marsh’s Hill. The History of Haverhill pg 155 states: “This house stood on the north side of the road, about half way up Pecker’s Hill, and a few rods northwesterly from that formerly occupied by Samuel Pecker”. To clarify further, although nothing remains of the building today, it seems this property was on Broadway [now Rt 97] and at the time it was called The Onesiphorus March/Marsh Garrison as he owned it. 7 men were under John’s command including Onesiphorus Marsh Senior, Onesiphorus Marsh Junior, John’s younger brother Nathaniel, Eben Webster, Joseph Holt, Thomas Ayer & Joseph Bond. [pg 155 History of Haverhill by Chase]. This would be the garrison that Hannah Dustin’s husband & children escaped to & found safety in the Indian attack on March 14, 1697 that would kill their youngest baby and capture Hannah & her midwife, although at that time, John was no longer in command.
     John was a carpenter and shipwright, apparently quite an exceptional one at that it seems. Chase’s History of Haverhill Pg 172 – details how the decade of the 1690’s seem vexed with indecision & slow progression on the subject of building a new meetinghouse & where it was to be located. At one point the town committee reported they had been looking at various meetinghouses in different towns in order to decide what they wanted & who they wanted to build it. They decided Sergeant John Haseltine was “the most inclinable to build any one [of the designs they had seen]”. John proposed to build a meetinghouse 50’ long, 42’ wide, 18’ stud, finishing it within & without, with seats, pulpit, galleries, windows, doors, floors & stairs after the meetinghouses in Beverly & Reading, MA. The price proposed was 400 pounds. Eventually a location was agreed upon near Widow Keyzar’s land and there he built it.
     Essex County Deed – 11 162 is for a ship that John Haseltine of Haverhill, shipwright, built & sold to Daniel Davison on Jan 10 1695, and was entered October 1696. 
"To all people and whoever this present writing shall come John Hasseltine of Haverhill in the County of Essex in ye provence of Massachusetts Bay in New England shipwright _____ Greeting know ye that ye said John Hasseltine in consideration of ye sum of two hundred & fifteen pounds of currant money of New England to him in hand paid before..."
     Essex County Deed 42-240 dated Mar 2 1722-3, shows John Haseltine of Haverhill, shipwright, transferring property to Son Philip, weaver. This land was bounded by Joseph Neff, Joseph Bond, & Hawk Meadow Rd. The “Deacon John Haseltine” appeared to verify the deed Feb 10 1723-4.
      He was deacon of the first church in Haverhill and actually is the first Deacon mentioned in the records of Haverhill. “John, Dea.” died Apr 5, 1733 in Haverhill, Ma (Haverhill VR) and is buried in an unmarked location. If I was to guess where, I would say it was more likely they were buried in the Ancient West Parish Burial Ground on Carleton St rather than Pentucket Burial Ground due to the location of the family estate, but he is not on the list of graves noted in the Essex Antiquarian in April 1908. It is unclear when our Mary died. Some have assigned the following record found in Haverhill Vital Records & the grave in Pentucket Cemetery (per Essex Antiquarian, Jan 1908) to her - “Mary Hasaltine, Feb 10 1703, in her 37th y” but this doesn’t jive with her age or with Benjamin’s birth which would be after her death – so clearly something is missing somewhere …therefore her death as far as I’m concerned is not known. John’s will was dated June 16, 1732, was proved April 23, 1733, Essex County MA Probate File# 12671.
                                   Children of John Jr & Mary all born in Haverhill were:
1. John Haseltine   b: Aug 4 1683 (Haverhill VR)  removed from Haverhill, no children before 1732 (father’s probate) d:?????
2.  Phillip Haseltine b: Mar 13, 1684-5 (Haverhill VR)  - see the blog post about Phillip by clicking here
3. Sarah Haseltine b: Apr 28 1688 (Haverhill VR)  d: Jun 20 1688 (Haverhill VR) 
4. Mary Haseltine b: Nov 19 1689 (Haverhill VR)  m: _________ Emerson (probate)
5. Joseph Haseltine b: Oct 1 1691 (Haverhill VR)  d: after 1764 per deed records, could be probate record 12675 in 1767
6. Benjamin Haseltine b: Apr 20 1695 (Haverhill VR)   d: Aug 31 1695 (Haverhill VR) 
7. Elizabeth Haseltine b: Oct 24 1696 (Haverhill VR)   d: Mar 5 1731-2 (Haverhill VR) 
8. Benjamin Haseltine b: Jan 22 1704/5 (Haverhill VR) m: Mercy Lufkin? Aug 5 1740 d. Before the last Tuesday in March 1743 per Essex County Deed #101-247 


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<![CDATA[Help Give a Damn with the Friends of Moeckel Pond, Windham, NH]]>Tue, 14 Oct 2014 08:04:22 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/help-give-a-damn-with-the-friends-of-moeckel-pond-windham-nh.html
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Moeckel Pond, Windham, NH from Deer Leap c2007 before the dam was broken - photo by Amylynne Baker-Santagate
Spending my teen years in a rural New England town with its old time charm, rich history, beautiful farms and hidden treasures was a gift many "city folk" dream of. One of these treasures is tucked in what is known to the old townies of Windham, NH as the neighborhood of "Shady Brook". There, about a half mile from where I lived, and across the street from where my significant other Romeyn Todd Murphy lived, lies two ponds Rock Pond and Moeckel Pond (aka Simpson's Pond). Well...that's not exactly true anymore, because the damn for Moeckel Pond was breached in 2010 by the state & now needs to be replaced. At the moment, it's more of a dry wetland and quite honestly sort of depressing to those of us who remember the beautiful little pond from growing up there. The once 40 acre pond at the base of Deer Leap is engulfed in 700 acres of public hiking trails and wildlife who need the pond to enhance their survival. The goal is to replace the 250 year old damn with a much safer one so the wildlife can thrive and the community may once again enjoy froggin' adventures, canoeing, pond hockey & the view from a top Deer Leap. Incidentally, if you haven't been up there you are missing out, especially during foliage season. Ro & I had our very first date there and to us there is no better place to picnic.
     There are a couple ways you can help. The Friends of Moeckel Pond are selling scarecrow frames which can be purchased from them & decorated by you in all sorts of creative and fun ways. Think out of the box, go crazy! There are virtually millions of possibilities, perhaps you could depict iconic movie, TV or historical characters. Give Chester, NH a run for their money & don't let them be the only town that takes scarecrow building to new heights! Display them in your yard & possibly get featured in the Windham Independent News. For an additional donation you can even be part of the contest possibly winning first place! 
     You can purchase a scarecrow frame by calling Dianna at 603 893-7334. If scarecrow building isn't quite up your alley you can still donate to the cause by sending a tax deductible donation marked for "Moeckel Pond" to Windham Endowment, PO Box 4315, Windham, NH or donate via WindhamEndowment.org. Don't forget to check out all the Friends of Moeckel Pond happenings on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmoeckelpond
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Deer Leap Windham, NH - c2007, photo by Amylynne Baker-Santagate
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<![CDATA[Horror Guide to Massachusetts by Dave Goudsward]]>Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:31:17 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/horror-guide-to-massachusetts-by-dave-goudsward.htmlIt's a good time to explore haunted sites in New England! Check out this guide 
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<![CDATA[Sayings Sunday]]>Sat, 11 Oct 2014 14:32:11 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/sayings-sunday3.html"I feel like I've been dragged through a knot hole backwards"]]><![CDATA[Surname Saturday Capt. Philip Haseltine & Judith Webster]]>Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:48:24 GMThttp://nhgenealogist.com/2/post/2014/10/surname-saturday-capt-philip-haseltine-judith-webster.html    Phillip was born Mar 13, 1684-5 in Haverhill, Ma son of John Haseltine Jr & Mary Nelson (Haverhill VR). Phillip married Judith Webster on Jan 9, 1717-18 in Haverhill, Ma (Haverhill VR). She was born Sept 1694 in Haverhill, Ma daughter of John Webster & Tryphena Locke (Haverhill VR).
       Phillip & Judith buried 6 of their 8 living children between May 30 - Sept 1 1738. Haverhill Vital Records does not indicate exactly what the cause was but we can speculate that it was probably what was known as Throat Distemper / Diphtheria as there was a very large outbreak in New England during that year. Haverhill lost 50% of the children under 15 years old due to this disease see Colonial America To 1763 By Thomas L. Purvis.
      Philip was by trade a weaver, of what I’m not sure, but his stature in the community advanced and by the age 42 in 1727 he was referred to as “Sergt. Philip Haseltine”; 1737 “Gentleman” in deeds & by 1740 it was often “Captain”.
      He was one of the Selectmen in Haverhill during 1726, 27, 33, 40, 41, 42, 43, 50, 52, 53 & a Representative/Deputy for Haverhill 1744-5 & 1751-2. See: The City Charter as Amended by Subsequent Legislation and the Ordinances of ...By Haverhill (Mass.); The Acts & Resolves, Public and Private, of the Providence…by Clifford, Wheeler, etal. Published Under Chapter 87 of the Resolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth for the Year 1867 Pg 536; History of Haverhill pg 661; Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691-1780 index on NEHGS states: "Philip Hasleton" Haverhill HR 1743-45, 51; moderator 1752; capt.; M Judith Webster (?1694-?1782) in 1718, 10 ch; farmer. In four years, he served on two HR committees.       The earliest deed found for Philip was dated Jan 19 1719-20, Essex County Deed #37-183 when Philip Haseltine of Haverhill, weaver, purchased 10 acres of land in Haverhill “commonly called ye grate hill” from Joseph Little of Newbury. The land was bounded by Joseph Bond, Joseph Neff, said Philip Haseltine, Daniel Ladd & Joseph Little, excepting that right & interest which widow Mary Boyton of Bradford has from when she was the widow of Capt Simon Wainwright for her natural life and then to be free to be Philip’s.
      A few years later on Jan 25 1722-3, Philip purchased an acre & 60 rods of land from Joseph Neff on Essex County Deed 42-236, bounded by Daniel Lad & Philip Haseltine.
     A few short months later on Mar 2 1722-3, Deed 42-240 it shows John Haseltine of Haverhill, shipwright, transferring property to Son Philip, weaver. This land was bounded by Joseph Neff, Joseph Bond, & Hawk Meadow Rd. The  “Deacon John Haseltine” appeared to verify Feb 10 1723-4.
       July 15 1737, Philip, Gentleman, purchased 50 acres in Haverhill from John Fowle Jr of Woburn & Nathan Symonds Jr of Haverhill Deed 95-233, bounded by Captain’s Pond, trees & or stakes & stones.  
      Benjamin Haseltine, who was a brother of Philip, transferred all the rest of his land in Haverhill and a meadow in Methuen to Philip & another brother Joseph, on Jul 16 1740 with Essex County Deed 101-247 for 1000 pounds. The land in Haverhill “lying by the great river on ye west side of the west [river or rieven] with a house & barn on the same and all the rest of my lands in Haverhill and a piece of meadow called Speck[?] Meadow in the Township of Methuen.” On the last Tuesday in March 1743 James Haseltine & Thomas Page testified that Benjamin Haseltine, now deceased, made this instrument. They had been the original witnesses on the deed. Part of this seems to be sold on Rockingham County deed #63-109 - 39 acres in Methuen to Peter Youring Mar 27 1745 witnessed by Joseph & Elizabeth Haynes – “Then Captain Philip Haseltine”.
      Dec 9th 1757 Philip gave his oldest Haseltine grandson, 15 yr old Asa, 50 acres of land in Atkinson, NH & Haverhill, MA on Captain’s Pond (now Salem) on Rockingham County, NH Deed #111-50. This appears to be the land Philip purchased on Essex County, MA Deed 95-233. It seems that land might have been off what is now Liberty Street in Salem, NH. The deed was officially recorded in Rockingham County Court in person by Phillip May 23 1764. It was witnessed by John & Jeremiah Haseltine.
       There is also a Rockingham County deed # 100-303 in which Philip grants land to his Dustin grandchildren, children of his daughter Tryphena: Timothy, Moses, Peter & Nathaniel, all minors, “me there unto moving”. Land in Salem, NH known by the name of Policy Meadow containing 10 acres on Dec 9 1757, witnesses Phillip Haseltine Jr [prob grandson Phillip of Windham] & Jeremiah Haseltine. Philip appeared May 23 1764.
     Dec 16 1757 Philip of Haverhill, Gentleman, consideration of love & good will and affection toward “Grand son Phillip Haseltine” of Haverhill, minor [14], “me thereunto moving” 30 ac in Haverhill part bounded by highway; Daniel Bradley’s land; Samuel Marbles land; John Silver, and land formerly Joseph Bonds land,  “it being my homestead land”. Also 14 acres of pasture by the West Parish Meetinghouse bound by the highway; Thomas Webster; Samuel Haseltine; Samuel Batchelder,– witnessed by John Haseltine & Jeremiah Haseltine. Essex County deed 118-49 & 50. Philip appeared to verify this was his deed May 23 1764.
    It seems if Philip did move, he moved somewhere else in Haverhill, or returned to Haverhill by May 1 1759 as Essex County deed #106-246 Philip Haseltine, Gent’l & Joseph Haseltine, yeoman, both of Haverhill sell to Jacob Ayer of Haverhill, Tanner, 10 acres & 12 Rods bounded by the road leading from Daniel Bradley’s to the Merrimack River, southerly by the Merrimack River, northerly & westerly by Jonathan Duston. The same day they sell land in Haverhill on the 119-254 to Ebenzer Runnels, Blacksmith.
      On Mar 18 1760 Philip & several others are on a committee to sell the parsonage lands in Haverhill. Hannah Page, widow of Joshua, was granted it on Essex County Deed 111-275. There were several complicated events described within which led to this.  
       Phillip & Joseph of Haverhill RC #68-488 -5 acres known as Spicket Meadow in New Salem to James Jones of Methuen Aug 20 1761 witnessed by Jeremiah & Lydia Haseltine. It is located by a brook, Spicket Meadow, & the meadow of Ebenezer Page.  
      Sep 1 1761 Philip Haseltine, Gentleman & Joseph Haseltine, Yeoman, both of Haverhill sell a parcel of land about half an acre & 7 rods to Jonathan Shepard Jr., Blacksmith of Haverhill. It is bounded by the highway near the frog pond, Jonathan Duston, & said Shepard’s. The Essex County Deed 118-125 was witnessed by Philip Haseltine & Jeremiah Haseltine. Joseph appeared to verify on Jan 16 1764.
      It seems from the many deeds in which Jeremiah Haseltine is a witness for Philip that they must have been close. The only Jeremiah Haseltine I found that could have been him was born Jun 24 1712 (Hav-VR) Jun 29 (Brdfd-VR) [Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John]. That Jeremiah also had a brother John b. Mar 5 1713. These men would be cousins of Philip’s, if they are in fact are the correct John & Jeremiah. Seems like Jeremiah married Lydia Duston Jun 27 1764 in Hampstead, NH by Rev. Henry True & he died in Walpole, NH Sept 20 1807. Lydia may have died 1784 in Haverhill, MA. Note their marriage is 3 yrs after a Jeremiah & Lydia Haseltine witnessed deed 68-488, so it seems there may have been 2 couples.
     Haverhill Vital Records pg 415 states “Hasaltine, Judith, Mrs., Sept. 29 1782, a. 92 y. C.R. 3.” She is buried in an unknown location. Philip died after May 23 1764. The last records found of him alive are when he appeared in court to verify the deeds from giving his grandchildren land. No death or probate record has been found for him or his wife. Double check Rockingham Probate.
                                              Children of Phillip & Judith were:
 1. John Haseltine     b: Sept 22, 1718    d: Feb 5 1723 (age 5) – twin (both in Haverhill VR)
 2. Phillip Haseltine   b: Sept 22, 1718    d: Aug 5 1738 (age 20) – twin (both in Haverhill VR)
 3. James Haseltine b: Mar 28, 1720 - Click here to see previous post about him
 4. Tryphena Haseltine b: May 3 1722 m: Nathaniel Dustin Jr Apr 28 1742 (both in Haverhill VR)
 5. Ann Haseltine          b: Jun 25 1724   d: Jun 21 1738 (age 4) (both in Haverhill VR)
 6. Lois Haseltine          b: Jul 12 1726   d: Jun 2 1738 (age 12) (both in Haverhill VR)
 7. Benjamin Haseltine  b: Aug 21 1728   d: May 30 1738 (age 10) – twin  (both in Haverhill VR)
 8. Joseph Haseltine     b: Aug 21 1728    d: Sep 2 1728 (age 10 days) –twin (both in Haverhill VR)
 9. Stephen Haseltine    b: Jan 18 1731-2  d: Jun 29 1738 (age 6) (both in Haverhill VR)
10. Asa Haseltine          b: Oct 9 1735    d: Sept 1 1738 (age 3) (both in Haverhill VR)

 
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