Macpheadris-Warner-Penhallow Collection, 1635-1877 – MS003
Provenance: Placed on deposit by the Warner House Association in November 1986. The portion of the collection known as the Penhallow Papers were given to the Athenaeum by the Warner House in 1964. These papers were given to the Warner House Association by the Penhallow family:in 1932 Mr. Sherburne Penhallow donated some papers (most likely the Macpheadris and Warner papers); he donated one piece, the 1817 Jonathan Warner estate division, in 1950; in 1963 Mrs. Dunlap Pearce Penhallow donated most of the remaining papers (what I believe to be the Penhallow papers). The Warner House Association, in 1964, divided the Penhallow papers into various groups which were then given to different institutions. The two main divisions went to Strawbery Banke and the Portsmouth Athenaeum. The Warner House retained one group. Other papers were given to the South Church, the North Church, and Dartmouth College. The Athenaeum and the Warner House groups were brought together in this collection (separate subgroups), but the Strawbery Banke group has not been located. Garland Patch contributed, in 1953, a 1718 Warner bill of lading and a 1769 Warner bill of lading. Both have been interfiled.
Citation: Macpheadris-Warner-Penhallow Papers, MS003, on deposit at the Portsmouth Athenaeum
Size: 3 Hollinger box (1.5 linear feet)
Access: No restrictions
Processed by: Woody Openo; reprocessed by Roland Goodbody, 2021
Processing note: The Macpheadris-Warner-Penhallow Papers were removed from a scrapbook in which they had been filed chronologically. This order was abandoned and the papers were gathered into related groups. Many of the Penhallow Papers show traces of being removed from a scrapbook but that was done previous to the Athenaeum’s possession.
Scope and Content:
The Macpheadris-Warner-Penhallow Papers are from the families who lived in the Warner House and their family and business connections. A majority of the papers involves the shipping business. The primary figures, Archibald Macpheadris, Jonathan Warner, and Samuel Penhallow, were all prominent merchants. Papers involving the Masonian land grant in NH, including wills, deeds, and letters, are in Warner’s and Penhallow’s papers; Richard Wibird’s papers also have Masonian records. There are a few papers involving Samuel Penhallow as Justice of the Peace.
The collection includes correspondence, deeds, wills, legal documents, business records, and other papers, of the Macpheadris, Warner, and Penhallow families, prominent merchants, judges, and civic leaders, of Portsmouth, N.H., many of whose members lived in the Warner House. Subjects include the family’s shipping business, sawmills, relatives in Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the procurement of Irish workers for the Macpheadris plantation in Casco, ME, extensive land holdings, involving lands originally granted to Capt. John Mason (considered the founder of New Hampshire), and Samuel Penhallow’s activities as a justice of the peace. Persons represented include Archibald Macpheadris, his daughter, Mary (Macpheadris) Osborne Warner, her husband, Jonathan Warner, Elizabeth Warner Sherburne, John N. Sherburne, Samuel Penhallow, Pearce Wentworth Penhallow, Hunking Penhallow, Richard Wibird, Gerard Caseaux, French consul at Portsmouth (1803), and his wife, Sarah Caseaux.
This collection is filed in three and a half archival boxes and two oversize folders. The papers have been divided into three main groups: Macphaedris, Warner, and Penhallow. The Macpheadris and Warner material came together in a scrapbook and were separated based on supposed provenance. The Penhallow papers came to the Athenaeum in two separate groups: the first one was given to the Athenaeum by the Warner House in 1964; the second was put on deposit in 1986. The Penhallow papers are presumably those given to the Warner House Association by Mrs. Pearce Penhallow in 1963.
The Macphaedris subgroup has material dating from 1712 to his estate papers in 1729. The papers in the first two series are almost exclusively involved with shipping. There are letters to agents and ship captains discussing cargoes and destinations. There are some records of shipbuilding and the testimony regarding the stranding of the Richmond galley, commanded by Macphaedris. In a couple of letters there is mention of his plantation at Casco, Maine and the need for ironworkers. Also included are his will, an estate appraisal, and a deed selling some of his property.
The Warner subgroup (1706-1817) aso primarily involve the shipping business. The correspondence involves shipping instructions for his captains, cargo concerns, and, in one case, the capture of the Nathaniel by privateers. The shipping and merchant records include agents’ accounts, shipbuilding agreements, bills of lading, and a deposition on the shipwreck of the Mary Ann.
There are some important letters not involved with shipping. One significant letter is from John Tufton Mason (1767) who complained that Warner had not properly handled his affairs. Another letter from Henderson Inches (1768) asked for Warner’s help in getting support for a halt to the importation of goods from Britain. There is also one letter to Mary Warner from her uncle Jonathan Nelson (1765). There are also a couple of deeds, John Lecornue estate papers, and Benjamin Conner’s patent application (1813).
The Penhallow subgroup (1730-1877) was most likely given to the Athenaeum because of its maritime subject matter. The primary contents are three ship’s logs (1730-1736) of John Collings, one shipping ledger and letterbook of John Scott, and two ledgers (1836-1877) of John and Andrew Penhallow. There are also a couple of letters and some deeds.
The Penhallow subgroup (1635-1819) contains the papers of the Wibird family (series 1), a few Collings family papers (series 2), Penhallow family papers (series 3), and a group of general papers (series 4) not noticeably connected with the other series.
In the first series (1711-1765) are the papers of Richard Wibird and his sons, Richard and Thomas. There is also a land grant in Casco Bay to John Wibird. The Wibird Papers are all wills, deeds, and property agreements. The Collings Papers (1715-1739) consist of two letters and an account book. The Penhallow Family Papers series (1716-1790) are mostly the papers of Samuel Penhallow in London to his parents (1789) on trying to reestablish trade with Britain. There are a few Justice of the Peace papers; one examination by Samuel Penhallow of a ship’s crew abandoning a passenger and selling his merchandise. There are also the papers of a case involving the assets of a partnership with Henry Sherburne and Woodbury Langdon. The series of general papers has mostly deeds but there are a few interesting documents including an order signed by Lt. Gov. Edward Cranfield expelling Richard Waldron, Richard Martin, and John Gilman from the provincial council extending amnesty to those that proclaim their loyalty to Britain (1776), and the original articles of agreement for the N.H. Union Bank.
ARCHIBALD MACPHEADRIS (b. 1680?; died 2/26/1729) was a ship captain and a merchant. It is not known where he was born, but it is most likely that he was living in Portsmouth by 1714 when he paid custom’s duty for two ships at that port. By 1716 he is well along in the construction of his house on Daniel Street as is shown by a bill from its builder John Drew. In 1717? he married Sarah Wentworth (b. 6/24/1702; d.?), the daughter of Lieutenant Governor John Wentworth. Two children survived infancy, a son Gilbert and a daughter Mary.
Macpheadris owned a great deal of land. In 1717 he was writing letters to people in Ireland on procuring farmers and servants for a plantation he owned in Casco. He also mentioned saw mills that he wanted to convert to an iron works. These works were on the Lamprey River and in his estate inventory his share was valued at L2000. In 1724 he was appointed to the governing council of New Hampshire and retained this position until his death. Eight years later (1737), his widow married Hon. George Jaffrey, Judge of the Superior Court, 1744-1749.
MARY MACPHEADRIS (b.1724; d. 4/9/1776) married John Osborne of Boston in 1742. He lived only a few years and on Oct. 1, 1760, she married JONATHAN WARNER (born Sept. 6,1726; died May 15,1814). He had been married once previously (May 15, 1748) to Mary Nelson, a granddaughter of Lt. Governor John Wentworth, and they had one daughter Mary, aka “Polly”, (b.1749?; d.1770?). Warner was a prominent merchant whose father Daniel had served on the provincial council. He lived in the Macpheadris house (now known as the Warner House) and when his wife died, he inherited it. He married a third time (Feb 15, 1781) to Elizabeth Pitts (d. 1810) of Boston. He was active in area politics, appointed to the provincial council in 1766 and made a Justice of the Peace in 1776. In his obituary (Gazette, May 24, 1814) it states that “he regularly attended the polls in this town at fifty-six annual elections and often presided as Moderator of the meetings.” And also, “Perhaps no person in this town transacted more mercantile business upon so large a scale.”
In 1779, Jonathan Warner was appointed the guardian of two daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail, of his deceased brother Samuel. Elizabeth married Nathaniel Sherburne, a ship captain who died in 1794, less than two years after their marriage. Abigail married (Benjamin?) Conner. Upon Jonathan Warner’s death, his estate was divided between Elizabeth Pitts Caseaux, the daughter of his third wife, and his niece Elizabeth Warner Sherburne. Elizabeth Pitts Caseaux was the wife of Gerard who in 1803 was appointed the French Consul for Portsmouth (NH Gazette, 5/10/1803).
In the estate division, Elizabeth Sherburne was deeded the house. She lived in the house with her only son John N. Sherburne (1793-1859) who inherited the house after her death. John Sherburne ran a hardware store with John Blunt. He was an officer in the militia and a member of the N.H. leigislature. In 1821 he married Eveline Blunt (1801-1889) and they had six children. Their eldest daughter, Elizabeth W.P. Sherburne married Pearce W. Penhallow (1816-12/8/1885) and eventually in inherited the house.
Pearce Penhallow was a descendant from Samuel Penhallow (1665-1726) who migrated from England to the Massaschusetts Bay Colony to Portsmouth. Samuel married Mary Cutt, the daughter of John Cutt, a prominent land owner and president of the provincial council. Samuel was merchant, provincial council member, served as a judge and magistrate, and became the Chief Justice of the Superior Court. His grandson John Penhallow (1723-1809), was a merchant, who married Sarah Wentworth, the daughter of Hunking Wentworth and Elizabeth Wibird. Their tenth child, Hunking Penhallow (1766-1826), was a ship captain, merchant, and president of the N.H. Union Bank. Hunking married Harriet Pearce Scott, the widow of John Scott, and their youngest child was Pearce Penhallow. Two of Pearce’s brothers were Andrew and John P. Penhallow.
1716 Archibald Macphaedris had built the house on Daniel Street.
1717 Macphaedris married Sarah Wentworth.
1720 Macphaedris started an iron works on the Lamprey River.
1724 Macphaedris was commissioned to the NH Provincial Council.
1729 Macphaedris died.
1735 John Penhallow died.
1742 Mary Macphaedris married John Osborne.
1748 Jonathan Warner married Mary Nelson.
1754-1756? Mary Nelson Warner died.
1760 Jonathan Warner married Mrs. Mary Macphaedris Osborne.
1766 Warner was commissioned to the NH Council.
1776 Mary Warner died.
1781 Warner married Elizabeth Pitts.
1813 Samuel Penhallow died.
1814 Jonathan Warner died.
I. Archibald Macpheadris Papers
II. Jonathan Warner Papers
III. Penhallow Papers
IV. Mason Papers
VII. General Records
VIII. Oversized Items
I. Archibald Macpheadris Papers, 1712-1729
Archibald Macpheadris, 15 items, 1712-1718:
1. Letter, Oct 3, 1712, William Wilkinson, of the firm Abraham and Moschfranco in London, to Capt. Archibald Macpheadris in Cadiz, Spain. On the accounts of the shipments and the disposition of what was saved from a ship.
2. Affidavit, Nov 1, 1712. The officers and mariners of the ship Richmond Galley. Archibald Macpheadris, commander, testify to the stranding of the ship on Cape Trafalgar.
3. Bill of lading, May 2, 1716, household furnishings (a desk, a bookcase, a dressing table, twenty-four chairs, and looking glasses) shipped on The Olive Branch, Robert Browning, master, by James Hilhouse, Bristol for Archibald Macphaedris.
4. Letter, July15, 1716, Jeremiah Garrian, Fayal (Faial), [Azores] to Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth (Piscataqua). Shipping business.
5. Letter, July 24, 1716, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to James Hacket in Cadiz, Spain. Re shipping business and shipbuilding.
6. Bill of lading, Sept 4, 1716, for cargo aboard the sloop Mayflower, Daniel Jackson, master, shipped by Archibald Macphaedris.
7. Letter, Sept 24, 1716, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to Robert Fenwick in Cadiz. Shipping business.
8. Letter, Jan 29,1717, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to Thomas Ward (facing page) and to Stephen Thomas (back page) in Barbados. Shipping business.
9. Deed, Sept 1, 1717-1718. Archibald Macphaedris to William Hart. Re a share in the sloop Hawk.
10. Letter, Dec. 24, 1717, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to James Calwell, Cork, Ireland. On procuring servants or passengers for Portsmouth (to live in Casco) at either Dublin or Belfast. Brief discussion of shipping business.
11. Letter, Dec 24, 1717, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to John Gault [in Cork?]
12. Letter, March 5, 1718, Joanna and John Connell in Ireland to Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth. Joanna’s letter congratulates him on his marriage and with the bearer she sends a cheese. John’s letter is one of introduction for a Mr. Helly.
13. Letter, Feb 12, 1718, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to Capt. John Haigs in Cadiz. Shipping Instructions.
14. Letter, Aug 28, 1718, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to Robert Wilson and Company also in Portsmouth. Discusses what goods are in demand and asks that Wilson find him some ironworkers to set up an ironworks at one of his mills.
15. Bill of Lading, Oct 9,1718. The ship Ann, John Haigs, master. Fish for Cadiz from Macphaedris.
Archibald Macpheadris, 8 letters, 1719:
1. Letter, Jan 31,1719, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to Capt. Simpson. Sailing instructions.
2. Letter, Feb 2, 1719, Nathaniel Wraxwell, Bristol to Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth. Reports the disposal of cargo and sale of ship.
3. Letter , Feb 10, 1719, Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth to James Calwell in Cadiz. Directions for the loading of three ships: the Gally George, the snow, Ann; and the snow, Yorke.
4. Letter, April 17, 1719, John Stalport in Madrid to Archibald Macpheadris in Cadiz.. It is, most likely, about lobbying political support for people at Cadiz.
5. Letter, Sept 2,1719, Lavine Taylor in Lisbon to Arrchibald Macpheadris at James Calwell’s, Cork. On shipping and shipbuilding business.
6. Letter, Sept 11, 1719, Archibald Macpheadris in Cork to James Hillhous. On shipping and cargo.
7. Letter, Sept 12, 1719, Isaac Rouyer in Cadiz to James Hillhous in Bristol. On cargo being shipped on the snow Anne.
8. Letter, Oct 26,1719, Richard Harr and John Stephens in Bristol to Archibald Macphaedris on the frigate Sarah. Shipping orders. Also a copy of Macphaedris’s reply.. On shipping prices and cargo.
Archibald Macpheadris, 7 items, 1720-1723:
1. Letter, Jan 18,1720. Francis Browne and Co. in Madeira to Archibald Macpheadris in Barbados. Re shipping business.
2. Letter, Jan 4 and Feb 24, 1720. Joseph Bacheler and Co., Madeira to Archibald Macpheadris in Boston. Shipping business.
3. Letter, July 15, 1720. Francis Browne and Co., Madeira to Archibald Macpheadris in Boston. Shipping business and the arrival of the ship Neptune.
4. Letter, Aug 1, 1720, James Calwell, Cork, Ireland to Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth (Piscataway). Shipping business.
5. Bill of Lading, 1720. Fish for Madeira shipped by Archibald Macphaedris on the Dispatch, John Haigs, master. .
6. Letter with accounts, April 22,1722, George Bethune, Boston to Archibald Macpheadris in Portsmouth (Piscataqua). The costs to outfit the prize ship now called the Mary.
7. Letter with accounts, Feb 12,1723/4, George Bethune to Archibald Macpheadris in Boston. Shipping accounts.
Archibald Macphaedris, 2 items, 1728-1729:
1. Will, May 18, 1728, Archibald Macphaedris.
2. Estate of Archibald Macphaedris, July 10,1729, estate appraisal, signed by Jonathan Rindge and Benning Wentworth.
II. Warner Papers, 1749-1817
Daniel Warner, 2 items, 1749-1753:
1. Letter, Dec 7, 1749, Daniel Warner to Nathaniel Warner, giving him command of the ship Sarah and sailing directions to Barbados, freight instructions, and contacts.
2. Power of Attorney, July 5,1753. Daniel Warner to John Gilman of Exeter.
Jonathan Warner, 10 items, 1757-1764:
1. Account sales, Nov 9, 1756, Richard Martin, Boston, sold for Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth gold and silver laces.submitted by William Hunt in Boston.
2. Letter, Feb19,1757?, Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth to Capt. Titus Salter. Shipping instructions for the ship Nathaniel.
3 Letter and judgement, April 7,1757. Widmore Perry, Barbados to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth informing him that Captain Titus Salter and the ship Nathaniel was taken by a French privateer and then recaptured by snow Royal Ester, a privateer from New York, Capt. Solomon Davis, master. A salvage fee was paid to Capt. Davis. Includes the Admiralty Court’s judgement relative to the salvage costs.
4. Letter, Oct 8, 1757, William Richardson in London to Jonathan Warner (and a copy to Capt. Winslow). On accounts for goods shipped on the Suckey and Friendship.
5. Letter, March 1,1758. Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth to Michael Hooker. Giving command of the ship Nathaniel with specific shipping instructions.
6. Letter, May 4, 1759. Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth to Michael Hooker of the ship Tomlinson . Shipping instructions.
7. Letter. April 10,1761, Charles Witting and Neale Hapletton, Barbados, on rum and sugar being shipped to Warner in exchange for lumber they received.
8. Letter, Nov 7, 1761. Witter Cuming in Liverpool to Jonathan Warner. Lengthy commentary on the sale of the Success’s cargo and the availability of goods and insurance.
9. Memorandum of agreement, Sept 15, 1762, between Jonathan Moulton, Hampton, and Jonathan Warner. The conditions of the sale to Warner of a brigantine being built in Salisbury by Peter Russell.
10. Account, April 30, 1764. Jonathan Warner with Trecothick and Thomlinson of London.
11. Letter, Sept 22,1764, John Montgomery, London to Jonathan Warner stating that he has a conveyance drawn up by an attorney for Mr. John Nelson.
Jonathan Warner, 11 items, 1765-1769:
1. Bill of lading, Jan 4, 1765, 118, 000 feet of wood merchandise shipped by Jonathan Warner aboard the ship Temple bound for Jamaica, Bartholomew Forstall, master.
2. Letter, Jan 10, 1765, John Nelson to Mary “Polly” Warner re which books he is going to buy in London for the library in Jonathan Warner’s house (“The Warner House”) for her education.
3. Deed, Oct 30-1765. Christopher Rymes to Jonathan Warner. Land in Portsmouth.
4. Certificate, March 23,1766. Rev. John Duparge and George Chevalier, church rector and warden, Island of Jersey. Certifying that John LeCornue is supposed to have died in North America and that his sister, Mary LeCornue, is the heir.
5. Power of attorney, March 25, 1766, Mary LeCornue to Jonathan Warner. For recovery of the estate of John LeCornue.
6. Letter, April 10, 1767, William Baker, London to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth on a longstanding debt due Baker from Hugh Hall Wentworth on which Warner acted as bondsman.
7. Letter, May 30, 1768, Henderson Inches, Boston to “Sirs” asking for the settlement of accounts and mentions a scheme to stop the importation of goods from Britain until the tax is repealed.
8. Note, Sept 28, 1768, instructions on the value of cargo carried on the Tenerife from Jonathan Warner?
9. Bill of lading, Jan 2, 1769, Capt. Thomas Dalling, Portsmouth, a cargo of wood being shipped to Bristol on the ship Desire.
10. Letter, Feb 21, 1769, William Tyng, Falmouth to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth, conditions of a financial obligation.
11. Certificate, March 30,1769. The bottom part of a document signed by Alexander Harris to Jonathan Warner in which Wyseman Claggett verifies that the above letter (which is actually missing) is an exact copy.
Jonathan Warner, 14 items, 1773-1813:
1. Article of agreement, Aug 12, 1773, Enoch Flanders with Jonathan Warner to build a ship in Walpole, MA. Lists specifications.
2. Letter, March 8, 1775, Cruger and Mallard, Bristol to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth on Warner’s accounts and insurance.
3. Account, May 26,1778. Jonathan Warner with Elizabeth Service. Groceries and household goods in exchange for renting the old house.
4. Deposition, Oct 12, 1786, Jonathan Warner states his ownership and insurance on the ship Mary Ann, Capt. Joseph Seaward, which was wrecked on Long Island near Mount Desert.
5. Letter, Feb 24, 1787, John Tufton Mason in London to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth, announcing that his brother Martin will be arriving from England to take charge of his affairs. Complains that in upwards of twenty years he has not received one shilling from Warner’s management of his affairs.
6. Lease, June 8,1789, Queen’s Chapel to Jonathan Warner. Land near Wibird’s Hill and Center Street. Attached are a copy of an extract from the will of Samuel Sherburne leaving the land to Queen’s Chapel, a deed from Margaret Chambers to Daniel Warner for a lot on Church Hill, and a deed from Theodore Atkinson to Queen’s Chapel for the burial ground located next to the church.
7. Letter, Oct 27, 1790, Oliver Peabody, Exeter to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth. Mentions that Mr. Parker copied the Committee’s return and will send it and also that the warrant is not made out. (Context unclear).
8. Six letters and accounts dated 1773-1785, collectively certified March 20,1793, detailing Jonathan Warner’s account with the estate of William Reeve. Daniel Humphreys, Notary Public.
9. Letter, March 28, 1807, Benjamin Connor, Washington to Jonathan Warner and John Langdon requesting their assistance with Mr. Jefferson with his patent for coastal surveys.
10. Patent Application (printed), 1813. Benjamin Connor’s improvements in the construction and of navigation of ships, boats, and vessels. Copy sent to Jonathan Warner.
Jonathan Warner, 2 items, 1817:
1. Deed (indenture), Oct 9, 1817, division of the estate of Jonathan Warner between Elizabeth and John. N. Sherburne and Gerard and Elizabeth Caseaux.
2. Indenture from the state of New York, Oct 13, 1817, from Elizabeth Caseaux, appending her name to the above deed or indenture.
Henry, Daniel and Nathaniel Sherburne, 10 items, 1762- 1794:
1, Agreement, Dec 20,1762, between Henry Sherburne and Woodbury Langdon. Partnership agreement for Langdon, Capt. of the Frederick, to procure goods in London.
2. Agreement, May 11,1767 between Sarah Sherburne, estate of Henry Sherburne, and Woodbury Langdon. To continue business until debts are paid.
3. Statements and accounts, . Woodbury Langdon of Portsmouth states that he should be paid for work done for the company; protests being charged for warehouse use and furniture costs; includes his calculations of company accounts.
4. Statement, Nov 16,1769. Sarah Sherburne. On the charge to Langdon for furniture.
5. Statements, Nov 16, 1769, Woodbury Langdon
6. Statement, Nov 1769, Daniel Sherburne on the overcharges to his accounts.
7. Deposition, Nov 21,1769. Daniel Sherburne on his father’s final statements and actions regarding the company accounts.
8. Settlement notes,  regarding the settlement of the case.
9. Receipt, Jan 16,1794, The Trinity House, London to Nathaniel Sherburne, master of the Superb of Virginia. For duties paid.
10. Receipt, Feb 3, 1794, Ramsgate Harbour Trustees to Nathaniel Sherburne, master of the Superb, on its passage from Virginia to London.
11. Receipt, Feb 3, 1794, Trinity House Corp. for the Eddystone Light House to Nathaniel Sherburne, master of the Superb. For duties.
III. Wibird Papers, 1711-1765
Richard Wibird, Sr., 9 items, 1711-1727:
1. Property division, April 27,1711. A laying out of Richard Wibird’s property in Portsmouth.
2, Deed, June 4, 1712, Benjamin and Bethula Getchell to Richard Wibird. Land in Portsmouth.
3, Deed, Feb 17,1714, Henry and Sarah Sherbourn to Richard Wibird.
4. Deed, Oct 25,1718, Benjamin Getchell to Richard Wibird. Transfer of Glebe land lease.
5. Deed, June 30, 1719, Thomas and Anne Harvey of Portsmouth to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth, a lot of land on Graffort’s Lane in Portsmouth. (recorded by Samuel Penhallow).
6. Deed, June 10,1720-1727, John Pickering to Richard Wibird. Land in Portsmouth.
7. Deed, June 23, 1720, [Proprietors of Scarborough?] to Richard Wibird.100 acres of land. York Deeds Book 12, p. 175.
8. Deed, May 15,1723, Nathaniel Gerrish of Berwick to Richard Wibird. Land in Portsmouth.
9. Promissory Note, May 15, 1723, Richard Wibird to Samuel Penhallow, two hundred pounds.
Richard Wibird, Sr., 7 items, 1727-1733:
1. Deed, 1727, John Pickering of Portsmouth to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth. Land at Black Point in Scarborough [ME]. York Deeds, Book 12, p. 175.
2. Indenture, June 10,1729, Nathan Pillsbury of Exeter to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth for land in Nottingham, N.H. to build a house on and live.
3. Bond, 1730, Richard Wibird to Thomas Smith of Chester, N.H.. A lot of land in Chester. (Bond is in very poor condition)
4. Receipt, Feb 26, 1731, Richard Wibird to the town of Chichester, N.H. Payment of part of charges for finishing block house as owner of Lot 70.
5. Letter, Richard Wibird (Sr.) of Portsmouth to — Staniford in Chichester, N.H. re drawing of lots. Joseph Robinson draw on his behalf as Richard, Jr. was in Boston at the time.
6, Last will and testament, Oct 19, 1732, of Richard Wibird, Sr. Probated April 25,1733. 2 copies
Richard Wibird, Jr., 17 items, 1732-1749:
1. Bond, Oct 18, 1732, Richard Wibird, Jr. to Richard and Elizabeth Wibird. Property deal where Richard, Jr. is indebted and will take possession of the property after his parents’ natural lives.
2. Receipt, Jan.30, 1734, Richard Wibird of Portsmouth., taxes in Londonderry.
3. Receipt, May 19, 1735, Richard Wibird for taxes paid for him & his father in Chichester, N.H.
4. Resolution by vote of a meeting of proprietors in Scarborough ME, Dec. 5. 1737, Richard Wibird is granted permission to correct a mistake in laying out his land.
5. Indenture/Deed, April 6, 1738, lease of farm in Greenland by Richard Wibird to William Simpson.
6. Receipt, June 5. 1739, Richard Wibird. Portsmouth. Taxes in Londonderry.
7. Receipt, May 31, 1743, Richard Wibird of Portsmouth for taxes paid on land in Westmoreland. N.H.
8. Deed, April 14,1744, Jeremiah Holms, James Holms, Benjamin Holms, John Holms, & James Sherburne to Richard Wibird, Jr. 118 acres in Portsmouth deeded to them by Richard Wibird, Sr.
9. Release of claims, Sept 2, 1746, Mehitable Wainwright of Portsmouth to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth, executor of the estate of Richard Wibird.
10. Deed of grant, June 1747, to Richard Wibird of land in Londonderry, N.H.
11. Legal Transcript, Aug 21,1747, John Wentworth vs Richard Wibird & Samuel Solly. A Plea of Entry upon a Disseizure. Wibird and Solly are charged with unjustly seizing Wentworth’s land. Land in dispute is the Mason grant., 1746, for Richard Wibird and Samuel Jolly.
12. Quit Claim, Jan 25, 1748, Sarah Wentworth to Richard Wibird, Jr. Receipt of legacy from Richard Wibird’s estate.
13. Receipt, May 31, 1748, for taxes paid in Londonderry, N.H. by Richard Wibird.
14. Pew deed, Sept 12,1748. North Church, Portsmouth to Richard & Thomas Wibird.
15. Contract, Dec. 5 1748, between Nathaniel Fellows and Richard Wibird & Thomas Wibird for Fellows to continue to live in the house for another year and pay back the mortgage and interest of 6% on the original.
16. Promissory note, Dec. 6, 1748, for £41 loaned by Richard Wibird & Thomas Wibird to be repaid within a year by Nathaniel Fellows.
17. Receipt, July 7 and 8, 1749, Richard Wibird to the clerk of Londonderry, N.H. for a bottle of rum and the recording and copying of a deed.
Richard Wibird, Jr., 24 items, 1750-1765:
1. Indenture/Deed, March 20, 1750, between Richard Wibird and Thomas Wibird both of Portsmouth, land on north side of Middle Road (7 acres) in exchange for another parcel in Portsmouth.
2. Default of mortgage, Jan. 12, 1750, Richard Wibird, Thomas Wibird to Nathaniel Fellows. Fellows acknowledges default on mortgage.
3. Receipt, March 11, 1752, for taxes paid on properties in Chicheter, N.H. by Richard Wibird.
4. Indenture/Deed of exchange, March 23, 1752, between Richard Wibird and Thomas Wibird both of Portsmouth, Same as above
5. Agreements, April 4,1752, between Richard and Thomas Wibird re the distribution of their father’s estate. 2 copies.
6. Deed of partition, Nov 7, 1752, Richard Wibird to D. Pierce.
7. Deed, Jan 19, 1753. Richard Wibird & Thomas Wibird, both of Portsmouth to John Spearing, Jr. to undertake to fulfil his father, Joseph Spearing’s agreement with the brothers re a lot of land in Rochester.
8. Deed, Aug 30, 1753, proprietors of Scarborough ME resolve to grant to Thomas Wibird land previously owned by his father, Richard Wibird, Sr., in the town.
9. Letter, Aug 31, 1753, Samuel Libbey in Scarborough ME to Thomas (and Richard) Wibird. Coud not lay out land unti this week. $3 paid to Libbey by Wibirds.
10. Deed, Feb 14,1755, Henry Sloper of Portsmouth, mariner, to Richard & Thomas Wibird of Portsmouth. Lot of land in Barrington N.H.
11. Indenture, March 23, 1756, Richard Wibird & Thomas Wibird of Portsmouth and William Simpson of Greenland. Rental of farm to Simpson.
12. Agreement, March 26, 1757, Thomas Wibird & Leonard Weeks of Greenland. Weeks to rent farm for one year.
13. Deed, June 26,1758. Richard & Thomas WIbird to Jonathan Libbey, Jr. Land in Scarborough ME.
Richard Wibird, 13 items, 1761-1765:
1. Memorandum, May 21, 1761, land laid out in Barrington, N.H. by William Cate for Richard Wibird (Lot 183).
2. Receipt, Nov. 2, 1761, for property tax paid by Richard Wibird on land in Chichester, N.H. 2 copies.
3. Receipt., June 22.,1762, for payment of taxes in Chichester, N.H by Richard Wibird..
4. Receipt., March 11, 1762. Richard Wibird estate in Hampton N.H.. Payment of taxes in Chichester, N.H..
5. Memorandum of Agreement, March 1, 1764, between Richard Wibird & Thomas Wibird, both of Portsmouth, and William Johnson of Greenland. Johnson rents farm.
6. Last will & testament, June17,1765. Richard Wibird, Jr. Probated Oct 12,1765. 2 copies.
7. Business notes, ca. 1783-1800, Thomas WIbird, George Jeffrey, John Samuel Sherburne, estate of Richard Wibird, Wibird land in Gilmanton & Barrington, Rochester and Chichester. General Jonathan Peirce.
8. Note of sale, 1801, a lot of land in Richard Wibird in Loudon for taxes & sale of land to Jonathan Penhallow.
9. Note, undated, Richard Wibird land in Scarborough ME to Edward Stevens. Memo on back to Lt. Stevens from J. Wendell.
10. Note to Judge Cogswell, undated, Masonian Proprietors to Richard Wibird, land in New Durham, Middleton, Dunbarton & Gilmanton.
11. Note, undated,, description of the title chain on properties owned by Richard Wibird in Chester, N.H.
12. Note, n.d., Richard Wibird and John Penhallow. Taxes on land in Marlborough & Dublin.
13. List of lands, n.d., owned by Richard Wibird in New Hampshire. 4 pages.
IV. Mason Famiiy Papers, 1655-1787
John Mason and John Tufton Mason , 1655-1766:
1. Will, 1655, John Mason.
2. Deed, Aug 28, 1706, Thomas Allen of London to Sir Charles Hobby, London. Previously land owned by John Tufton Mason and Robert Tufton Mason that they sold to Samuel Allen.
3. Auction account, June12,1766, household goods of John Tufton Mason. Lists purchaser, price and goods (10 pages).
[See Jonathan Warner, Folder 5]. Letter, Feb 24, 1787, John Tufton Mason in London to Jonathan Warner in Portsmouth, announcing that his brother Martin will be arriving from England to take charge of his affairs. Complains that in upwards of twenty years he has not received one shilling from Warner’s management of his affairs.]
[See MS 107 for further information on John Tufton Mason and Masonian Proprietors.]
John Collings, 1 item, 1730-1734:
1. Ship’s log, 1730-1734 for The Bridgetown galley, commanded by William Whipple, with John Collings, mate. Also, The Syrian, John Collings, master. Includes accounts, daily journal, and distances traveled.
John Collings, 1 item, 1734:
1. Ship’s log and daily journal, 1734., The Charming Sukey, John Collings master, from Piscataqua to London.
John Collings, 2 items, 1735-1736:
1. Ship’s log and daily journal., 1735-1736 for The Atlantic, John Collings, master, from Lisbon to Piscataqua and from Portsmouth to London.
2. Crew list of The Atlantic, 1735.
John Collings, 3 items, 1735-1739, and Sarah Collings, 1 item, 1715:
1. Letter, Aug 16, 1715. Stephen Edwards to Sarah Collings. Regarding goods shipped to her.
2. Letter, May 31, 1735, John Collings, Perth Amboy, N.J. to his wife.
3. Letter, Aug 21, 1735. John Collings, Lisbon, to his wife. Telling her of his voyage and world news; speaks of their friends and his affections.
4. Account, Aug 23,1739. Owners of the John & Elizabeth to John Collings in Antigua. Detais the cargo carried on the ship and the amounts of money to be paid to the widows of John and William Collings.
V. Hart Papers, 1756-1823
Samuel Hart (1674-1755), 1 item, 1756:
1. Account, 1756, Estate of Samuel Hart. Final illness & funeral expenses.
Samuel Hart (1701-1767) , 5 items, 1744-1762:
2. Deed, 1713, John Woodman, ferryman of Kittery ME to Samuel Hart, blacksmith of Portsmouth, a parcel of land in Portsmouth abutting Hart’s smith shop & running to the river. Hart is to build a bridge to the outer wharf.
3. Commission, March 1, 1715, George Vaughan to Samuel Hart. Commissioned as a Lieutenant in the Portsmouth Militia.
4. Bond, April 19, 1744, Mary Whidden, widow, & Robert Green, blockmaker, both of Portsmouth. With Samuel Hart, executor of late Michael Whidden of Portsmouth, gunsmith. For delivery of goods willed by Mildred Whidden to her children.
5. Deed, May 20, 1749, Samuel Hart to Thomas Newmarch. Two lots of land on Deer Street in Portsmouth with buildings thereon.
6. Receipt, July 29, 1755, from John Peirce to Samuel Hart, Jr. for five pounds paid in full.
7. Account, 1762, Samuel Hart to Winston Adams for $23.10. detailing food & lodging (Durham, April 7, 1762).
Bridget Cutts Hart, 1 item, 1774:
8. Estate, 1774, of Bridget Hart, widow of Samuel Hart to Joshua Brackett. Portsmouth.
John Hart, 3 items, 1744-1759:
9. Deed, April 1744, Eliakin Bickford at Portsmouth, mariner, to John Hart. Lot of land on Deer Street in Portsmouth, being the same purchased by Bickford from Margaret Landhall on Sept 12, 1740.
10. Letter, Oct 20, 1744, John Jones to John Hart. Scarborough [ME]. Offer to buy strip of land in Portsmouth to settle a dispute between Hart and Samuel Newmarch over the land Jones sold to Hart.
11. Deed, May 8, 1759, John Hart and Samuel Hart (deceased), joiner, both of Portsmouth, to David Sewall of Portsmouth. Lot of land on Deer Street.
Richard Hart, 18 items, 1757-1796:
1. Receipt, 1757, Richard Hart to Capt. John Partridge. Insurance on sloop, Nancy, going to Antigua.
2. Deed, 1757, Stephen Hardison of Portsmouth to Richard Hart of Portsmouth, original share of John Underwood of New Castle, a 1/15th share in the township of Epsom. Note: Richard Hart writes at the bottom of the deed that”This deed is good for nothing being a forgery – R. Hart.”
3. Deed, Feb 23, 1760, John Loud to Richard Hart, both of Portsmouth, land in Barrington that was formerly the property of Wiilliam Loud.
4. Deed, Sept 15, 1760, James Colebroth of Newington to Richard Hart, shopkeeper, Portsmouth, a share in land in Barnstead, N.H..
5. Mortgage, March 15, 1769, Richard Hart of Portsmouth, merchant, & his wife Mercy to William Donnie of Boston, a lot of land with house thereon.
6. Richard Hart of Portsmouth appointed 1773 to be executor of estate of Samuel Hart, late of Portsmouth, joiner (Signed by John Wentworth)
7. Assessment, 1778, Richard Hart & other, proprietors of land on road from Wolfborough to Northumberland. Repairs of road.
8. Deed, Jan 5, 1779, William Collings Meserve to Richard Hart, land in Barrington
9. Account, May 17, 1780, sale of sundry belongings to Richard Hart by Richard Salter in Granada.
10. Quitclaim, Nov 1, 1781, William Donnie to Richard and Mercy Hart for land in Portsmouth mortgaged to him in 1769.
11. Agreement, 1781, Richard Hart to a settler of land between Conway & the White Hills. 100 acres of land.
12. Proceeds of sale of cargo at Cap-Français, Aug 2,1787, shipped on board the brigantine Astrea, captained by Richard Salter for its owner, Richard Hart:,779 Spanish milled dollars and one quarter of a dollar..
13. Proceeds of sale of cargo at Cap-Français, Feb 12, 1788, shipped on board the brigantine Astrea, captained by Richard Salter for its owner, Richard Hart: 367 Spanish milled dollars.
14. Proceeds of sale of cargo at Cap-Français, Aug 9, 1788, shipped on board the brigantine Astrea, captained by Richard Salter for its owner, Richard Hart: 757 Spanish milled dollars and one quarter of a dollar.
15. Proceeds of sale of cargo at Cap-Français, Feb 26, 1789, shipped on board the brigantine Astrea, captained by Richard Salter for its owner, Richard Hart: 466 Spanish milled dollars and three quarter dollars.
16 Deed, June 17, 1795, from George Jackson of Portsmouth to Richard Hart (Portsmouth) for land in Strafford County. (Barrington).
17. Deed, June 14, 1796, for a parcel iof land in Kensington to Richard Hart for $2000, signed Nathaniel Healey. Witnessed by Samuel & John Hale.
18. Judgement, Sept 7,1796., against John Boadge for Richard Hart. Land & house on Daniel Street in Portsmouth.
Richard Hart memo book, 1790-1796
Richard Hart memo book, 1796-1800
Richard Hart, 14 items, 1797-1800:
1. Receipt, May 28, 1797, smallpox vaccinations (?) for Betsy Hart & Polly Hart, daughters of Richard Hart ,administered at Shapley’s Island Hospital.
2. Deed, Nov 8. 1797, from Nathaniel Healey of Hampton Falls to Richard Hart of Portsmouth, for land in Hampton Falls.
3. Strafford County deed, 1798, from William Collings Meserve of Richard Hart, of Portsmouth for a piece of land in Barrington.
4. Deed, March 31, 1798, Richard Hart of Portsmouth to Benjamin Babage, mariner, building on lot of land formerly belonging to Dr. Hall Jackson.
5. Deed, April 2, 1798, from Benjamin Babage of Portsmouth to Richard Hart, merchant, of Portsmouth, for a building on Deer Street (formerly Dr. Hall’s).
6. Deed, Nov 12, 1798., Simeon Akerman of Portsmouth to Richard Hart of Portsmouth for a tract of land in Barrington.
7. Agreement, June 29, 1799, Richard Hart to pay Margaret Sherburne $333.34 on or before July 16, 1800.
8. Promissory note, June 29,1799, Richard Hart to Margaret Sherburne, Portsmouth. $300.
9. Promissory note, July 16,1799, Richard Hart to Sarah Sherburne, Portsmouth. $300.
10. Mortgage deed, Oct 23, 1799, Samuel Darby of York to Richard Hart of Portsmouth, part of wharf & two parcels of land in York.
11. Promissory note, Nov 26, 1799, Richard Hart to Andrew Wiggin, Portsmouth. $360.
12. Meeting notice, Dec. 18, 1799, for subscription of Richard Hart to New Hampshire Union Bank
13. Deed, Feb 4,1800, John Davis of Eaton, Strafford Co., to Richard Hart for two lots of land in Eaton.
14. Writ, March 27, 1800, against Mark Noble, boat builder, of Portsmouth, to appear before the Rockingham County Court in Exeter to answer Richard Hart of Portsmouth claim to $164.43.
Richard Hart letter book, 1798-1805
Richard Hart memo book, 1800-1806
Richard Hart, 18 items, 1801-1816:
1. Notice of survey with map drawn on reverse of the surveyed land in Barrington belonging to Richard Hart., signed by Elijah Tuttle, surveyor, May 23,1801. 2 copies.
2. Letter, March 7, 1803, Richard Hart to George Frost.
3. Letter, March 18, 1803, Richard Hart to George Frost.
4. Letter, May 29, 1803, Richard Hart to George Frost.
5. Letter, June 7, 1803, Richard Hart to George Frost
6. Letter, June 21, 1803, Richard Hart to George Frost.
7. Deed, Aug 16, 1803, George Long to Richard Hart, both of Portsmouth, a warehouse and the land belonging to it in Portsmouth.
8. Deed, Dec 28, 1803, Richard Hart to Samuel Derby & heirs, land in York County, also house & outbuildings.
9. Letter, Feb 18, 1804, Richard Hart to George Frost.
10. Letter, Feb 24, 1804, Richard Hart to George Frost.
11. Deed, April 28, 1804, from Richard Hart to Newell Healey for $1,102. for land in Kensington.
12. Deed of assignment, May 2, 1804, Abigail Emerson, widow of Moses Lyman of York ME, both administrators of the estate of the late Edward Emerson, assign the land mortgaged by George Frost of Berwick to Richard hart of Portsmouth.
13. Deed, June 23, 1809, from Obediah Hall of Bartlett to Richard Hart of Portsmouthshares in the NH turnpike road purchased in the amount of $320.
14. Indenture, April 4, 1811, between Richard Hart, Portsmouth and Samuel Foss of Berwick, grants to the Foss Farm in Berwick a three year lease).
15. Deed, July 21,1812. Dudley Hubbard of Bwerick ME to Richard Hart of Portsmouth, land in Berwick.
16. Inventory, Jan 7, 1813, of the estate of Richard Hart. Portsmouth. Lists real estate.
17. Deed, June 14, 1816, Richard Hart of Portsmouth to John Hill also of Portsmouth. A lot of land in Portsmouth on Vaughan Street and a piece of land with shop & wharf on Batchelder’s Lane.
Richard Hart memo book, 1806-1813.
Richard Hart, 12 items, 1818-1823:
1. Indenture, Feb 12, 1817, Richard Hart of Portsmouth and Daniel L. Currier, trader, of South Berwick ME, rental of a farm in Berwick for two years.
2. Promissory note, May 1, 1817, Richard Hart to George Clark, joiner, of South Berwick. Leases 69 acres of land in Berwick, formerly belonging to Jonathan Clark of South Berwick.
3. Deed, Nov 26, 1818, Sarah Frost of Portsmouth to Richard Hart of Portsmouth, three lots of land in Berwick and South Berwick deeded to her by her late husband George Frost, innkeeper, of Portsmouth. 2 copies.
4. Mortgage release, Nov 10, 1819, George Clark of South Berwick cannot fulfil the terms of the mortgage and has instead taken out a lease on the land called Pond Farm (see below).
5. Agreement, Nov 10, 1819, between Richard Hart merchant of Portsmouth, and George Clark of South Berwick the farm in South Berwick called the Pond Place. 2 copies.
6. Draft of grave inscription (?): In memory of Marcy Collings Hart (wife of Richard) who died July 17, 1790 and Richard Hart, who died 1820, aged 87 (small drawing of winged cherub).
7. Agreement, April 11, 1821, between George Long & Oliver Wendell Penhallow, administrators of the estate of Richard Hart on the one part, & James Clark, South Berwick, on the other, to let the farm known as Pond Place (near Quampegan Landing) to James Clark.
8. Bond, Dec 14, 1821, George Long and Oliver Wenell Penhallow, both of Portsmouth, as executors of the estate of Richard Hart, commit to paying Daniel L. Currier of Berwick five thousand dollars.
9. Memorandum, Dec 14, 1823, Sarah Hart, Mary J. Hart and Elizabeth Hart al of Portsmouth and John Caverly two sums of $500 & one note for $400, a total $1425, for deed of a farm and land in Strafford, N.H. incl. the buildings thereon.
10. Letter, undated, from William Pearce to Richard Hart discussing shipment of coal and lumber as well as special arrangements on wharf, etc.
11. Note, undated, Joseph Buckminster, minister of the North Church, to Richard Hart re his attempt to fulfil the request of “drawing a short character” (i.e., eulogy) of his Hart’s wife.
Mary Joanna, Sarah and Elizabeth Hart, 5 items,1814:
1. Letter, July 6, 1814, Mary Hart in Cambridge MA to Sarah and Elizabeth Hart in Portsmouth
2. Letter, July 28, 1814, Mary Hart in Cambridge MA to Sarah and Elizabeth Hart in Portsmouth
3, Letter, Aug 4, 1814, Sarah and Elizabeth Hart in Portsmouth to Mary Hart in Cambridge MA
4. Letter, 1814, Sarah and Elizabeth Hart in Portsmouth to Mary Hart in Cambridge MA sent to Miss Joanna Hart in care of Daniel Treadwell. Includes an obituaryof Richard Hart.
5.. Will, undated, of Elizabeth Hart in Portsmouth.
6. Scrap of paper, ca. 1737, listing some Hart birthdates, 1726-1737.
VI. Penhallow Papers, 1712-
Samuel Penhallow, 4 items, 1665-1726:
1. Indenture, March 5, 1712, between Samuel Penhallow and sundry others (William Vaughan, John Plaisted, William Cotton, Thomas Phipps, John Lowe, and George Walker) to divide up land on what was commonly known as the town field into even lots to be used for houses, meeting house, court house, alms house and burying ground.
2. Deed, May 19, 1716, Samuel Penhallow to Moses Caverly, land in Portsmouth between Islington Creek and Islington Street on what is now probably Rock Street.
3. Handwritten elegy for Samuel Penhallow, died 1726. Anonymous.
4. Deposition, May12,1729. Monseine Pettepau vs. William Neal and crew. Examination of the crew by Samuel Penhallow, Justice of the Peace. Case involves leaving Pettepau on an island and selling his goods.
Samuel Penhallow, 3 items, 1757-1805:
4. Letter, April 13, 1775, Samuel Penhallow in Portsmouth to Rev. Eleazar Wheelock in Hanover NH. About forwarding letters and papers.
5. Letter, April 27, 1789, Samuel Penhallow in London to his parents, John and Sarah Penhallow. Discusses his unsuccessful attempts to get credit from London traders and mentions the general business atmosphere.
6. Letter, Juy 12, 1790, Matthew Thornton to Samuel Penhallow purchasing lot in Dublin, N.H..
John Penhallow, 17 items, 1761-1784:
1. Letter, Nov 10, 1761, William Duncan in Londonderry to John Penhallow in Portsmouth. Has sent 1500 pounds old tenor.
2. Letter, Feb 27, 1762, William Duncan in Londonderry to John Penhallow in Portsmouth. Re: remainder of Duncan’s debt.
3. Note from Joseph Prince to John Penhallow, 1763, asking him to give the bearer George Foss one hundred pounds old tenor in bills of credit in exchange for one hundred pounds old tenor “starling” (sterling?) bills of “63.”
4. Receipts (on one page) for John Penhallow from Sarah Penhallow (Nov 23, 1765), Meschech Weare (Nov 26, 1765), Joseph Wright (Nov 29, 1765), and Joshua Brackett (Dec 23, 1765) s executor of the estate of Thomas Wibird.
5. Deed, March 10, 1775. John Penhallow of Portsmouth & Anthony Wibird of Braintree to Joshua Folsome Jr. of Epping 80 + acres in Deering, N.H.
6. Letter copy, Sept 5,1779, from John Penhallow to one of his children by Sarah Wentworth. Tells of repairing a house, taking down a barn, and mentions the price he would sell it for to a young man interested in buying it.
7. Letter, March 19,1781, John Webster of Chester to John Penhallow reports having investigated the ownership by Samuel Penhallow of land in the town (Chester) – Samuel Emerson told him it was all sold many years ago. Richard Wibird, on the other hand, still has land in his name in Candia, Deerfield and Chester. The lots are unsettled and liable for taxation.
8 Order, Jan 21, 1784, Samuel Penhallow, Justice of the Peace, to keeper of the gaol instructing him to keep John Mathews in custody.
9. Bill from David Brewster to John Penhallow for making a coffin for Penhallow’s son, Thomas Penhallow, Sept. 9, 1784.
10. Account bill for items bought (punch bowls, wine glasses, tumblers, beer glasses, etc.) by Thomas Penhallow from Moses Jewett of Exeter, N.H., Sept 9, 1784.
11. Receipt, Sept. 15, 1784, from John Marsh to John Penhallow for purchase of crepe and silk.
12. Receipt from Clement March to John Penhallow as executor of Thomas Penhallow’s estate for funeral expenses related to Thomas Penhallow’s burial, Sept. 1784.
13. Bill from William Caverly for painting the tomb of Thomas Penhallow, Sept. 1784.
14. Letter of administration appointing John Penhallow executor of estate of Thomas Penhallow, Oct. 20, 1784.
15. Inventory of estate of Thomas Penhallow submitted by Joshua Brackett, Joseph Bass & Jeremiah Libbey, Dec. 14, 1784.
16. Letter of administration granting John Penhallow licence to sell real estate belonging to the Thomas Penhallow estate in order to settle outstanding debts, Dec 15, 1784.
17. Seven page fragment, undated, presumably originally from a Penhallow family scrapbook, listing a general index, various Penhallow family members, and special autographs.
John Penhallow, 15 items, 1785-1789,:
1. Receipt, October 7,1785. From John Penhallow to John Burnam, Payment for land in the gore of Weare originally owned by Richard Wibird.
2. Receipt, Feb 10, 1785, Joshua Brackett to John Penhallow for medical expenses incurred for Thomas Penhallow during his illness.
3. Receipt, June 16, 1785, from Joshua Brackett, Joseph Bass & Jeremiah Libbey for the inventory of Thomas Penhallow’s estate and examination of claims.
4. Itemized account of glassware from the estate of Thomas Penhallow sold at public sale by Jeremiah Libbey, Nov 8, 1785.
5. Receipt, Nov 24, 1785, from Melcher & Osborne, Portsmouth for inclusion of advertisements for sundries for sale at auction.
6. Receipt, Jan 2, 1786, of sale of lots of land in Raymond, Derryfield & Chester belonging to estate of Thomas Penhallow on Dec 12, 1785, Jeremiah Libbey, auctioneer.
7. Deed., Feb 13, 1786. John Penhallow to Jeremiah Libbey. A parcel of land in Derryfield formerly belonging to Thomas Penhallow.
8. Receipt, April 17,1786. From Jonathan Bagley to John Penhallow for payment of taxes on land in Candia for 1783.
9. Letter copy, Sept 24,1789. John Penhallow to Rev. Anthony Wibird. Requests a power of attorney so he can settle title on their Masonian lands.
10a. Letter, Sept 30, 1789. John Penhallow to Rev. Anthony Wibird. Interested in surveying Masonian claims.
10b. Letter (on bottom half of same page as above), Oct 12,1789. From John Penhallow to Anthony Wibird. Regarding Masonian proprietors.
10c. Three receipts (on verso of above) , 1785-1788.
11. Receipt from Oliver Hubbard, constable, to John Penhallow for taxes paid on land in Chesterfield for 1789.
John Penhallow, 17 items, 1790-1796:
1. Receipt, Jan 11, 1790, for tax paid on wildland in Chesterfield NH, for 1786-1787. Signed by Reuben Parker, Constable.
2. Six receipts for taxes paid on land in Chesterfield by John Penhallow, 1785-1795.
Pasted on one sheet, as follows:
-from Moses Smith, sent on Nov 1,1790, for the years1785-1788;
-from John Smith, tax collector, sent Oct 3,1792; for the year 1789; -from Ezekiel Powers, Constable, sent on Dec 13,1794 for the year 1788;
-from Constable Oliver Hubbard, sent Nov 28, 1795, for the year 1789;
-two receipts from Eleazer Jackson, one for state and county tax and the other for town tax for Chesterfield for 1795. sent on June 1,1795.
3. Deed drafts, 1790. John Penhallow to Allen Proprietors for interest in Allen lands in N.H. John Sullivan, Nathaniel Peabody, Thomas Cogswell, Peter Green, Samuel Laughlin, Masonian Proprietors or Masonian Patent holders. 2 copies.
4. Letter, Jan 10,1796. John Penhallow to Moses Smith. Thanks him for protecting his land.
5. Letter, Jan 24,1796. Moses Smith to John Penhallow re sale of lot from Penhallow land in Chesterfield.
6a. At bottom of above, letter, Feb 5,1796.
6b. Letter (on verso), Feb 5, 1796. John Penhallow to Moses Smith re protecting timber on his land in Chesterfield.
7. Receipt, Jan 30,1796, from Asa Britton, tax collector, to John Penhallow re payment of taxes on Penhallow land in Chesterfield for 1795 by Eleazer Jackson.
8. Deed, Aug 9, 1796. Samuel Penhallow and John Penhallow to George Gains, Isaac Rindge and Nathaniel Tolman, all of Portsmouth, for land near the gaol.
9a. Letter, Nov 11,1796. John Penhallow to Solomon Willard in Portsmouth. Requests that Willard come to Chesterfield to settle issues relating to land previously owned by Solomon’s father, Richard.
9b. On back of above. Fragment of an account for the sale of land in Chesterfield in 1796.
10. Note,1796. For Matthew Hains from John Penhallow (?) . Hains is to have stock and hay on Penhallow’s farm in Greenland “agreeable to a late division,” and as listed on the note. Signed by Matthew Hains, Ichabod Weeks and Enoch Clomby (?)
John Penhallow, 17 items, 1797:
1a. Letter, May 6, 1797. Moses Smith to John Penhallow. Land in Winchester proposed for payment for land tax in Chesterfield.
1b. Letter (at bottom of the page), May 23,1797. John Penhallow to Moses Smith.
2a. Letter, June 1, 1797. John Penhallow to John Wentworth in Halifax, N.S., Canada enclosing a bill of exchange dated July 21,1775 from Fort William and Mary bought from Wentworth requesting that Wentworth pay the bill.
2b. Above bill of exchange dated July 21,1775 from Fort William and Mary in Portsmouth, N.H.
3a. Letter, July 30,1797. Daniel Austin to John Penhallow. Boston, Replies that if fire warden requests repair of houses near meeting house, he would consider selling it.
3b. Reply letter (on verso), Aug 8,1797. John Penhallow to Daniel Austin. Portsmouth. Advises repairing house in Portsmouth before advertising for sale.
3c. Letter (on back of same sheet as above), Sept 10,1797. Daniel Austin in Charlestown to John Penhallow. Thanks Penhallow for repairing the house in Portsmouth, wishes to sell it and suggests terms.
4a. Letter, Nov 16, 1797. Daniel Austin to parents (John & Sarah Penhallow], his wife’s parents. Announces the birth of daughter to wife Mary (“Polly”) the day before.
4b. Letter (on back of same sheet), Dec 19,1797. John Penhallow to Samuel Way, Portsmouth. Payment of taxes on three lots in the town of Lyman for Richard Wibird, Elijah Lyman and Phineas Lyman.
5a. Handwritten copy of an act for taxing non-resident lands, 1797. Directions for tax collectors, as passed by the General Court.
5b. Letter, Dec 20, 1797. John Penhallow to Moses Kelly. Tells him to wait for instructions before serving ‘execution’ on Timothy Gibson of Henniker.
5c. Letter (at bottom of above page), Dec 20, 1797. John Penhallow to Oziak Silsby. Asks him to inform Timothy Gibson of the name of the deputy sheriff in his district.
6a. Letter, Dec 23,1797. Moses Smith in Chesterfield, N.H. to John Penhallow re the trespassers on the latter’s land there.
6b. Letter (at bottom of page), March 6,1798. John Penhallow to Moses Smith in which he thanks him for removing trespassers from his land.
7. Letter, Dec 30,1797.John Penhallow to Robert Wallace making arrangements for Timothy Gibson to give Wallace a “note of hand,” rather than traveing down to Portsmouth to give security.
8b. Letter, Dec 30,1797. John Penhallow to Timothy Gibson. Mentions that he has written to Robert Wallace to accept Gibson’s “note of hand” for payment of taxes.
8c. Letter (on verso of above), Dec 30, 1797. John Penhallow to Mr. Kimbell, Deputy Sheriff, re the “execution” against Timothy Gibson that Kimbell has of Penhallow’s and states that he has written to Robert Wallace to accept a “note of hand” in lieu of Gibson’s coming down to Portsmouth and paying or being sued.
John Penhallow, 16 items,1798:
1. Receipt, Jan 7, 1798. H.B. Penhallow to John Penhallow for the purchase of 30lbs of coffee.
2a. Letter, Jan 9, 1798. John Penhallow to Mr. Silsby asking him to call on the collector of taxes in Chesterfield, Benjamin Pike Chase, and pay the taxes on land formerly belonging to Richard Wibird .
2b. Receipt [on bottom of same page as above], Feb 17, 1798. From Benjamin Pike Chase to John Penhallow for above payment.
3. Receipt, Feb 6, 1798. Daniel Austin in Boston to John Penhallow for payment of $50.
4a. Letter, Feb 6, 1798. Daniel Austin in Boston to John Penhallow asking Penhallow if he could sell a house near the meetinghouse in Portsmouth for him. Mentions the enclosure of the above receipt for $50.
4b. Reply to above (on verso) from John Penhallow, March 2, 1798, saying he will do everything in his power to help.
5. Estimate, Feb 7,1798. Thomas Piper to Ebeneazer Robinson for cost of timber for a cider mill and press.
6. Letter, July 11, 1798. Stephen Moore in Westmoreland, N.H. to John Penhallow regarding commencing an action against the estate of Josiah Willard, late of Winchester, on a deed of bargain and sale made to Richard Wibird. He asks what Penhallow’s capacity is in this action.
7. Letter, July 20,1798. John Penhallow to Moses Smith, proposing that the transaction between Willard and Wibird be investigated before the action against the estate of Col. Willard concerning land in Chesterfield be started.
8. Letter, Aug 4, 1798. Moses Smith to John Penhallow re the Willard lot in Chesterfield. Apparently, Nathan Willard, who sold the lot, had no title to it.
9. Letter, Dec 10,1798. Moses Smith of Chesterfield to John Penhallow. Re buying out squatters on Penhallow’s land in Chesterfield and paying taxes.
10. Dec 20,1798. List of properties owned by John Penhallow in the town of Portsmouth submitted to Isaac Rindge.
11. List, Dec 20,1798, of houses and outhouses in Portsmouth owned by John Penhallow submitted to Isaac Rindge.
12. List, Dec 20,1798, of “Out Lands”. owned by John Penhallow. Towns are listed with their acreage.
13. Power of Attorney (copy), Dec 25,1798, appointing Moses Smith of Chesterfield N.H. their attorney. Signed by John, Samuel and Hunking Penhallow.
14. Copy of letter dated Dec 25, 1798, John Penhallow to Moses Smith in Chesterfield re giving Smith the power to prosecute trespassers on Penhalow’s land in Chesterfield.
John Penhallow, 4 items, 1799:
1. Letter and Power of Attorney (front & back of sheet), April 6,1799.
John Penhallow, as administrator of the estate of Richard Wibird, takes action against the estate of Col. Willard for selling property he never owned. Letter addressed to Moses Smith in Chesterfield N.H.
2. Letter, June 10,1799. Moses Smith in Chesterfield to John Penhallow concerning his appointment as Penhallow’s attorney and the actions of trespassers on Penhallow’s land.
3. Letter, June 29,1799. Moses Smith in Chesterfield to John Penhallow. Requires “the necessary papers” to pursue legal action against the trespassers, Willard, who is in jail in Keene, and Timothy Hall.
4. Letter, July 29, 1799. John Penhallow to Moses Smith. Writes that he wants to take legal action against theestate of Col. Willard & Timothy Hall. and will furnish evidence of the title to the land.
John Penhallow, 4 items,1800:
1a. Letter, April 5, 1800. Moses Smith to John Penhallow. Has had a visit from the collectof taxes for those due on Oenhallow’s land in Chesterfield and writes further on the legal action against Willard.
Says Mr. Moore will inform Penhallow of the details of the situation regarding the cause against Wilard and a possible statute of limitations.
1b. Letter, April 21,1800 (at bottom of above page). John Penhallow to Moses Smith. Sends money for payment of taxes in Chesterfield and doubts that a statute of limitations will help Willard .
2. Letter: April 10,1800. Alpheus Moore in Westmoreland to John Penhallow. Asks him to consult lawyers in Portsmouth for advice in re the statute of limitations. Suggests that if the offer to buy the land from Willard is good enough, it would be best to accept it rather than pursue the legal action.
3. Letter, April 28, 1800, John Penhallow to Alpheus Moore. After consulting lawyers in Portsmouth, decides to drop the legal action and accept an offer from Willard.
4. Letter, Dec 15,1800 John Penhallow to Capt. Thomas Sargent in Loudon N.H. Thinks his land in Loudon is worth more than Sargent’s offer, but as he is short of money. he is willing to sell it at 8 dollars an acre, half payable now, and the remainder in six months, or for 7 dollars an acre if it is all paid now.
John Penhallow, 18 items,1802-1806 and undated:
1. Letter, April 14,1802. George Frost, Berwick ME to John Penhallow. Debts, lumber business.
2. Letter, Aug 7, 1802. Moses Smith in Chesterfield N.H. to John Penhallow detailing his outstounding account.
3. Letter, Sept 24,1802. Moses Smith to John Penhallow. Bringing account up to date and continuing case of land in Chesterfield.
4. Letter, Dec 24,1802. John Penhallow to Deacon Jacob Chamberlain. Portsmouth. Mr. Young purchased land in Alton from Godlein & Cabot.
5. Letter, Jan 5, 1803. Jacob Chamberlain in. Alton N,H. to John Penhallow. Setting off land to Mr. Young. Subdivision map. Abuts New Durham.
6. Letter, Jan 11,1803 John Penhallow, Thomas Young to Deacon Jacob Chamberlain. Portsmouth. Chamberlain to survey land, set off part to Young.
7. Letter, April 9, 1805, Ebenezer Webster to Samuel Penhallow [sic]
8. Letter, June 4, 1805. John Penhallow to Ebenezer Webster, Inquiring about land in Salisbury owned by Webster.
9a. Letter, Sept 16,1805. Moses Smith to [John Penhallow]. Chesterfield. Offers to survey his land to determine if people are trespassing.
9b. Letter, Oct 22,1805. Reply to above (at bottom of same page) John Penhallow to Moses Smith. Portsmouth. Asks Smith to survey land. Alright to cut basswood trees.
10. Letter, Dec 28, 1805. Timothy Gibson to [John Penhallow]. Brownfield. Wishes to lease land.
11. Letter, Dec 30,1805. Daniel Austin to William Plummer. Land in Lincoln formerly Penhallow’s & now Plummer’s.
12. Letter, Jan 10, 1806. William Plummer in Washington., N.H. to John Penhallow [via Daniel Austin}. Title to land in Lincoln.
13. Letter, Jan 23, 1806 Daniel Austin in Portsmouth to William Plummer. Land in Lincoln.
14. Letter, ca. 1807, Daniel Austin to John Penhallow. In response to request, affirms necessity of making a will & offers specific suggestions.
15. Four notes, undated , list of properties in Portsmouth owned by John Penhallow and direct tax paid on them; lots of land in Chester laid out to the right(s)? of Richard Wibird (but belonging to John Penhallow?); land owned by Penhallow “below the Straight Line” bordering Gilmanton, Allentown, Wakefield, Middleton, Effingham, Wolfeboro and Ossipee. farm lands in Greenland occupied by Walter Weeks and Ebenezer Robinson but owned by John Penhallow, and
a list of ten lots owned by Penhallow.
David Pearce Penhallow, 14 letters, 1837-1851:
1. Letter, Sept 22, 1837, David Pearce Penhallow (signed “D. P. Penhallow”) in St. Barbara, CA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Writes of relations between the Californian & Mexican governments. Bryant Sturgis & Co. of Boston (shipping).
2. Letter, Aug 19, 1838, David Pearce Penhallow in San Francisco, CA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Political situation with Mexico, French blockade.
3. Letter, March 8, 1842, David Pearce Penhallow in Honolulu, Sandwich Islands to Andrew J. Penhallow. Mentions that he has agreed to return to Honolulu after he takes the ship “Califonia” back to Boston and that he expects to live there for some years. Has written wife Mary. Loading to return to Boston in the morning.
4. Letter, Aug 15, 1842, David Pearce Penhallow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Andrew J. Penhallow. Anticipates marriage to Mary F. Yeaton & return to Oahu.
5. Letter, Oct. 6,1843, David Pearce Penhallow in Honolulu, HA to brother, Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Busy season, many whaling ships.
6. Letter, March 18,1845, David Pearce Penhallow in Honolulu to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Hoping for news of home, including new buildings, railroad & bridge. Son Deblois Pearce Penhallow born Dec. 29, 1844. Has been appointed Harbor Master.
7. Letter, May 24, 1845, David Pearce Penhallow in Tahiti to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Long passage with delay off Cape Horn (westerly winds). Saw comet.
8. Indenture, Jan 2,1847. Mary P. Stearns to Andrew J. Penhallow. He is to act as the trustee of her property upon her marriage to Charles W. Pickering.
9. Letter, May 3, 1849, David Pearce Penhallow in Valparaiso, Chile to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Sad to learn of loss of their brother John (he died in a shipwreck off Cape Cod). Mother has been sick and he wishes her well and hopes to return home in a year. Will leave in a couple of days for California.
10. Two copies of letter, May 7, 1849, David Pearce Penhallow in Valparaiso, Chile to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Asks Andrew to invest the part of brother John’s estate coming to him (David) in the name of his children, after getting advice from J.H. Simes on stocks.
11. Letter, Sept 15, 1850, David Pearce Penhallow in Honolulu to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Talks of the new plan he has for securing financial security for Mary and the children.
12. Letter, Oct. 3, 1850, David Pearce Penhallow in San Francisco to his mother. Sympathizes with Ann at her loss of brother John. Mentions daguerrotypes of his three children, which he will have sent to her.
13. Letter [on reverse of above), Oct. 3, 1850, David Pearce Penhallow in San Francisco to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Writes that he wishes the disposition of his portion of John’s estate to now be placed in the name of his two surviving children, the third having died.
14. Letter, Dec 31, 1851, David Pearce Penhallow in San Francisco to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Sold pumps, ship Typhoon (Capt. Salter). With appended 1852 receipt from Stephen H. Simes.
Harriet Scott Penhallow, 7 items, 1837-1861:
1. Letter, July 13, 1837, Harriet Scott Penhallow, widow of Hunking Penhallow and mother, and Ann Folsom, sister, in Charlestown MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works, Brownville, ME. Both mention the weather, which has been very hot and humid. Ann mentions her children and the difficulty of writing with so many distractions.
2. Letter, Aug 22,1847, Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow in Charlestown to Andrew Jackson Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works, Brownville, ME.
3. Deed, March 30, 1852, Margaret Fernald of Portsmouth, guardian of Edward Hall Fernald, a minor & heir of Thomas Fernald, deceased, to Harriet Penhallow of Portsmouth, widow, 1/9th of lot of land with buildings in Portsmouth. Another handwritten copy.
4. Letter, Nov 24, 1852, Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth
5. Letter, February 27, 1853, Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow in Meadville PA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Addendum from Andrew J. Penhallow’s sister, Ann Folsom, also in Meadville.
6. Letter, March 27, 1853, Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow in Meadville PA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Addendum from Andrew J. Penhallow’s sister, Ann Folsom, also in Meadville.
7. Letter, Feb 12,1861, Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow in Greenland, N.H. to Mary Pickering re the loss of her son John to yellow fever.
Andrew Jackson Penhallow, 1 item, 1836-1874:
Ledger, 1836-1874. Includes shipping accounts for the ship Ann (1836-1840) and the building and outfitting of the ship Clara by Samuel Badger (1842-1843). After John Pearce Penhallow’s death by drowning in a gale off Cape Cod at the end of 1848, Andrew Jackson Penhallow becomes the executor of his estate beginning Dec 29,1848 and the ledger details his administration of the same, including on behalf of the beneficiaries. Includes index. Starting in 1865, Andrew Jackson’s Penhallow’s general accounts are recorded.
Andrew Jackson Penhallow, 1 item, 1840-1877:
Ledger, 1840-1877. John P. Penhallow shipping accounts and Andrew Jackson Penhallow’s general accounts with interspersed letter copies.
Andrew Jackson Penhallow, 17 items, 1842-1859:
1. Reference, March 9, 1842, for Andrew Jackson Penhallow from Samuel Hale, merchant of Portsmouth who had employed him for three years as a clerk and a bookkeeper. Hale recommends him “most cheerfully…as worthy of all confidence.”
2. Letter, Nov 14, 1846, Mrs. E. B. Smith, Philadelphia to cousin, Andrew Jackson Penhallow, regarding death of her sister.
3. Indenture, Jan 2,1847. Mary P. Stearns to Andrew J. Penhallow. He is to act as the trustee of her property upon her marriage to Charles W. Pickering.
4. Letter, June 1, 1847, Daniel Austin in Cambridge MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Reports that, as he had promised, he visited the Folsoms in Charlestown where everyone is well.
5. Letter, Aug 14, 1847, Willam B. Penhallow in Philadelphia to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Talks of coming for a visit to Portsmouth.
6. Letter, April 29, 1848, Charles Lowell in [Cambridge MA?] to Andrew Jackson Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works, Brownville ME. family news.
7. Letter, June 25, 1848, John L. Hayes, Agent, Katahdin Iron Works to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Gratitude for his services.
8. Letter, Sept 8, 1848, Wentworth Brothers in Cincinnati, OH to Andrew Jackson penhallow offering him a job as a bookkeeper. He effectively declines it.
9. Letter, Jan 25, 1849, Charles Lowell to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Is happy Andrew has decided to purchase the “Spencer (?) House.
10. Letter, May 9, 1849, Charles Lowell to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Congratulates A.J. and Mary on the birth of their child.
11. Deed, Oct 17, 1850, Samuel Fisk of Portsmouth to Harriet Penhallow of Portsmouth, widow, and Andrew J. Penhallow. Lot of land with buildings on Fleet Street in Portsmouth.
12. Deed, Feb 12, 1852, Jeremiah M. Mathes of Portsmouth to Andrew J. Penhallow of Portsmouth.1/3 of a parcel of land with buildings bounded on south by State Street, west by land of James W. Emery, etc.
13. Deed, Feb 12,1852, James Dodge of Portsmouth to Andrew J. Penhallow, 1/3 of a parcel of land on State Street.
14. Letter, March 19, 1853, William B. Jacobs in Philadelphia to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Family news.
15. Deed, Oct 8, 1855, Harriet Penhallow of Portsmouth to Andrew J. Penhallow of Portsmouth 1/3 of a parcel of land on State Street.
16. Letter, Jan 28, 1856, Mrs. G.M. Pollard in Charlestown MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow and family in Portsmouth. Gladly accepts an invitation to visit them iater in the year.
17. Deed, Olive Fernald and Harriet Fernald of Portsmouth to Andrew Jackson Penhallow, Portsmouth land on State Street in Portsmouth.
Andrew Jackson Penhallow, 20 items, 1861-1865:
1. Letter, Feb 12, 1861, Daniel Austin in Cambridge MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow regarding death of Harriet (Scott) Penhallow.
2. Letter, Feb 12, 1861, G.A. Shelton in Boston to A.J. Penhallow in Portsmouth regarding death of his mother, Harriet (Scott) Penhallow.
3. Letter, Feb 13, 1861, William B. Jacobs in Boston MA to — (AJP?) about the death of Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow. Wants to attend the funeral and asks to be kept informed of the details. If he attends, Clementia will probably come with him.
4. Letter, Feb 15, 1861, William B. Jacobs in Boston MA to — (AJP?) .Further to the above, says he has heard nothing in reply to his request for details of the funeral and it is now Friday and the funeral was likely to be on Saturday.
5. Letter, Feb 15, 1861, Helen L. Geisinger in Baltimore to her cousin Andrew Jackson Penhallow regarding the death of his mother.
6. Letter, Feb 15, 1861, Mrs. E. B. Smith in Philadelphia to cousins re the death of her aunt, Harriet Scott Penhallow.
7. Letter, July 21, 1861, Anne C. Lowell in Cambridge MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Explains why she had not answered his letter conveying the news of his mother’s death before this.
8. Deed, July 30, 1861, Albert L. Jones, executor of the estate of Mary B. Holmes to Andrew Jackson Penhallow of Kittery ME, land on Gates Street in Portsmouth.
9. Deed, July 30, 1861, Mary S. Lunt, et al. to Andrew Jackson Penhallow of Kittery ME, land on Gates Street in Portsmouth land on Gates Street in Portsmouth.
10. Letter, July 30, 1861, Andrew Jackson Penhallow, Kittery ME to the Register of Deeds, Exeter N.H. re deeds of Albert L. Jones & M.S. Lunt made over to Penhallow.
11. Deed, Feb 3, 1862, Francis W. Jacobs of Boston to Andrew Jackson Penhallow of Kittery ME, land on Fleet Street in Portsmouth.
12. Deed, May 3, 1862, Harriet Penhallow of Portsmouth to Andrew Jackson Penhallow of Kittery ME, land on Fleet Street in Portsmouth.
13. Deed, July 11, 1862, Nathaniel S. Folsom and Ann W. Folsom of Roxbury MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow of Kittery ME, land on Fleet Street in Portsmouth.
14. Deed, Oct 9, 1862, William B. Jacobs of Cambridge MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow of Kittery ME, land on Fleet Street in Portsmouth.
15. Account book, 1851-1863, for 3 Fleet Steet owned by Andrew Jackson Penhallow and the estate of Harriet Penhallow.
16. Deed, June 4, 1864, John Yeaton of Portsmouth to Andrew Jackson Penhallow of Kittery ME, land on Fleet Street in Portsmouth.
17. Blank Payment of Bounty form (signed by John P. Penhallow who enlisted on Jan 2, 1865 (2 copies). John P. was AJP’s son.
18. Discharge papers from Company B, 32nd Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers for John P. Penhallow (AJP’s son), July 13, 1865.
19. Letter, Sept 24, 1865, E.B. Smith in Philadelphia PA to her cousin Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth.
20. Printed brief , ca.1865, for the executor of the estate of Richard Jenness in Alabama court of commissioners. Contains testimony of Andrew Jackson Penhallow.
Andrew Jackson Penhallow, 12 items,1867-1879:
1. Letter, Sept 11, 1867, Edward Mellach, Ass’t. Paymaster, U.S.S. Mahaska, New Orleans, LA. to Andrew Jackson Penhallow informing him of the death of his son, John P. Penhallow, of yellow fever on board the ship.
2. Letter, Sept 15, 1867, Susan S Pearce Penhallow in Greenland, N.H. to Mary Pickering (her cousin and A.J. Penhallow’s wife) re the loss of John Penhallow (Mary’s son) from yellow fever.
3. Letter, Sept 27, 1867, William B. Jacobs in New York to Andrew Jackson Penhallow sympathizing with him over the loss of his son.
4. Letter, Oct 21, 1867, Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth to E. Mellach, Ass’t. Paymaster, U.S.S. Mahaska, New Orleans, LA. Thanks him for his letter informing of John’s death and speaks of John Penhallow’s effects .
5. Letter, April 4, 1870, Harriet Pearce Jacobs, Hyannis MA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow about Lucy’s death.
6. Letter, June 21, 1875, Charles Stodder, Boston Optical Works, to Andrew J. Penhallow. Sends check for $250 back to Penhallow because he does not like to receive money so far in advance and the microscope that D.P. Penhallow ordered is not yet available.
7. Letter (on reverse of above). [illegible] 3, 1875, Andrew J. Penhallow to Charles Stodder enclosing check for $199.
8. Two receipts, Oct 30, 1875, Charles Stodder, Boston Optical Works, to Andrew J. Penhallow for items bought for David Pearce Penhallow.
9. Letter, Dec 1, 1876, Charles Stodder, Boston Optical Works, to Andrew J. Penhallow enclosing David P. Penhallow’s order for items costing $20.50, which Stodder is unable to obtain. The substitute items cost $4 more. Incudes invoice for above.
10. Copy of letter, March 14, 1879, Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth to the minister representing the Japanese government in Washington, D.C. Asks for help and recompense in the case of his son, D.P. Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan, whose house has been burned in a fire and all his records lost.
11. Copy of letter, March 14, 1879, Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth to the Secretary of State in Washington, D.C. hoping to ensure that the request receives “all due attention.”
12. Letter, March 29, 1879. from delegation in Japan in Washington, D.C., to Andrew J. Penhallow in Portsmouth, acknowledging Penhallow’s letter to the Japanese government (re: reimbursement for loss due to fire of D. P. Penhallow’s goods).
Andrew Jackson Penhallow, 1 item,1875-1880:
Notebook, ca. 1875-1880, belonging to Andrew Jackson Penhallow recording his activities, such as letter-writing (includes additional letters to David Pearce Penhallow. his son in Japan) and accounts, general notes, etc. and 2) National Mechanics & Traders Bank book with newsclipping fragments inserted relating to farming.
Oliver Wendell Penhallow, 14 items, 1819-1858:
1. List of persons buried in the Penhallow Burying Ground [sic – Proprietors Burying Ground). Copied from Oliver W. Penhallow’s papers by Daniel Austin, Sept 7, 1819.
2. Note, Sept 12, 1833, survey of length of wharf belonging to Charles Cushing & Oliver Wendell Penhallow. Benjamin Akerman, surveyor.
3. Letter, April 20, 1842, Silas Durkee in Boston to Oliver Wendell Penhallow in Portsmouth. Advice about medical treatment for his son [August Penhallow].
4. Letter, July 16, 1847, Andrew Jackson Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works to Oliver Wendell Penhallow in Portsmouth. Mentions that he has spoken with Mr. Hayes about Augustus working at the iron works and that Hayes is amenable to him coming to be a cler in the store at $100 per annum.
5. Letter, Sept 9, 1847. Benjamin Hunking Penhallow in Lowell to his brother Oliver Wendell Penhallow in Portsmouth. Will be visiting Portsmouth for a couple of days soon and wants to know if it is convenient for him to stay with O.W.
6. Letter, May 26, 1848 [Col.] Eben N. Brown, Providence RI to Oliver Wendell Penhallow. Situation of hs son Augustus working there.
7. Letter (on opposing page from above), May 26, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow to his father. Augustus tells his father that Col. Brown has secured a sitaution for him in a mill in Phenix (near Providence).
8. Letter, Aug 14, 1848, Benjamin Hunking Penhallow in Lowell to Oliver Wendell Penhallow in Portsmouth. Slavery, James K. Polk & Zachery Taylor.
9. Letter, Aug 2, 1849, Benjamin Hunking Penhallow in Lowell to Oliver Wendell Penhallow in Portsmouth. Asks if Daniel Scott can accommodate him.
10. Letter, Aug 23, 1849, Louise (Harriet Louise Penhallow) in East Cambridge MA to Oliver Wendell Penhallow in Portsmouth. Tells about her visit to an insane asylum in Cambridge and to the city (Boston) – the Common, the Boston Gardens, the State House, and Bunker Hill Monument. Also to the Charlestown Navy Yard. The President (Zachary Taylor) is expected to visit the first week of September.
11. Letter, Aug 9, 1851, Harriet Louise Penhallow in Saugus MA to Oliver Wendell Penhallow. Relays news of her visit with Mary Rice Paine.
12. Letter, Oct 4, 1858, Mrs. Mary E. Rice Paine In Cliftondale, Saugus MA to Oliver Wendell Penhallow. Reminisces about the past.
13. Letter, Oct 11, 1858, Oliver Wendell Penhallow to Mrs. Mary E. Rice Paine. Reminisces about their last visit with each other and looks forward to the next. His daughter Louise, “who is still an invalid,” would very much like to accept the offer of a visit there.
14. Draft of a letter of proposal of marriage by Oliver Wendell Penhallow to Frances Maria Smith (?), his second wife. Undated.
Pearce Penhallow, 4 letters,1846-1851:
1. Letter, Dec 1, 1846, Pearce Penhallow in Delaware Bay to his brother Andrew.
2. Letter, Dec 24, 1846, Pearce Penhallow in Philadelphia PA to his brother Andrew.
3. Letter, Dec 18, 1848, Pearce Penhallow in Mobile AL to his brother Andrew.
4. Letter, Oct 10, 1851, Pearce Penhallow in Liverpool, England to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Queen Victoria visited the city the day before, the first member of the royal family to visit the city in 400 years.
Augustus C. Penhallow, 15 letters, 1847-July 1848:
1. Letter, Aug 21, , Augustus C. Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works in Maine to his father, Oliver Wendell Penhallow. Trip to the ironworks, recreation, bears.
2. Letter, Sept 4,1847, Augustus C. Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works in Maine to his father, Oliver Wendell Penhallow.
3. Letter, Oct 24,1847, Augustus C. Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works in Maine to his father, Oliver Wendell Penhallow.
4. Letter, Dec 12,1847, Augustus C. Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works in Maine to his father, Oliver Wendell Penhallow.
5 Letter, Jan 9,1848, Augustus C. Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works in Maine to his father, Oliver Wendell Penhallow. Appends note to Louise, his half-sister.
6. Letter, Feb. 27, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow at Katahdin Iron Works to his father. Daily life. M.L. Pickering, N. Raynes, Mr. Coves. City of Bangor.
7. Affidavit, March 10, 1848, that Alexander H. Ladd has examined the cash account books of the Katahdin Iron Works.for June 1, 1847 – Feb 29, 1848, and found them to be satisfactory.
8. Letter, April 1,1848. Augustus C. Penhallow in Ashland to his father.
9. Letter, May 21, 1848. Augustus C. Penhallow in Providence RI to his father. Staying at Col. Brown’s.
10. Letter, June 4, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow to father. Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI].
11. Letter, June 11, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI]. to father. Factory at Lippit owned by Mr. Harris. Appends note to Louise, his half-sister.
12. Letter, June 18, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI].to father. Learning mill operation & impact at present.
13. Letter, June 25, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI]. to father. Received letter of the 21st. Letter to Louise, his half-sister, appended. M. L. Pickering.
14. Letter, July 9, 1848. Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to father. Received letter of July 30. [sic – June 30?] Social life, events of July 4th.
15. Letter, July 16, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow, Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to father. Work situation, business.
16. Letter, July 24, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow, Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to father. Received letter of the 19th. Work prospects. Appends letter to his half-sister Louise.
Augustus C. Penhallow, 15 letters, Aug 1848-1850:
1. Letter, Aug 5, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to father (Oliver Wendell Penhallow). Received letter Friday. Praises James Y. Smith’s house in Providence. Changed boarding houses. Working in card room at mill.
2. Letter, Aug 20, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to father. Received letter of July 14. Appends letter to his half-sister Louise.
3. Letter, Sept. 25,1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to his father .
4. Letter, Oct. 29, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI to his father. Attended worker celebration in Boston.
5. Letter, Dec 10, 1848, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to his father. Digging gold in Mexico.
6. Letter, Jan 1, 1849, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to his father.
7. Letter, Jan 13, 1849, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI]? to his father. Work prospects. Disparages Jack – as in other letter.
8. Letter, Jan 18, 1849, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI] to his father.
9. Letter, Feb ?, 1849, Augustus C. Penhallow in Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI]? to his father.
10. Letter, March 7, , Augustus C. Penhallow to his father. Phoenix [Phenix], Lippitt, W. Warwick, [RI]. Inquires about money sent by father.
11. Letter, March 18, [1849?] , Augustus C. Penhallow in Ashland [RI] to his father. Overseer.
12. Letter, Aug. 25, 1849, Augustus C. Penhallow in Lowell [MA]. to his father. Job prospects – nothing definite.
13. Letter, Monday [1849?], Augustus C. Penhallow in Ashland [RI] to his father. Handed in notice as suggested.
14, Letter, Jan 16, , Augustus C. Penhallow in Katahdin Iron Works, ME to his half-sister Louisa.
15. Letter, Feb 5, , Augustus C. Penhallow in Katahdin Iron Works, ME to his father.
Louise (“Lucy”) Elizabeth Penhallow, 4 letters, 1847-1861:
1. Letter, Dec 27, 1847, Louise Elizabeth Penhallow in Lowell, MA to Harriet Louise Penhallow in Portsmouth. Louise is Harriet’s aunt.
2. Letter, April 7, 1848, Louise Elizabeth Penhallow in Lowell, MA to Harriet Louise Penhallow in Portsmouth.
3. Letter, Aug 7, 1848. Louise Elizabeth Penhallow in Lowell, MA to H. Louise Penhallow in Portsmouth.
4. Letter, April 15, 1861, Louise Elizabeth Penhallow in Lowell, MA to
Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Enclosed is the program of hymns for Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow’s funeral on Feb 16, 1861.
Ann Wendell Penhallow Folsom (3) and Nathaniel Folsom (1), 4 letters, 1851-1861:
1. Letter, April 28, 1851, Nathaniel Folsom in Meadville PA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth re the death of Justin, their cousin.
2. Letter, Aug 18, 1852, Ann Wendell Penhallow Folsom in Meadville PA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth re upcoming visit of their mother.
3. Letter, Jan 29, 1853, Ann Wendell Penhallow Folsom in Meadville PA to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth. Writes about their mother’s visit. and her difficulty in getting up and downstairs. Addendum from their mother, Harriet, recovering from illness.
4. Letter, Feb 15, 1861, Ann Wendell Penhallow Folsom in Meadville OH to Andrew Jackson Penhallow in Portsmouth about their mother, Harriet Pearce Scott Penhallow ‘s death in 1860 and how much it has upset her.
David Pearce Penhallow, 27 items, 1871-1877:
1. Student report for David Pearce Penhallow, April 19, 1871, Massachusetts Agricultural College. Avergae of 74 for the term.
2. Letter, June 17, 1875, David Pearce Penhallow (signed “Davy”) in Amherst MA to his father. Mentions he has written for a microscope, asking his father to send a check for $250 to Mr. Stodder for it. Says commencement is next week.
3. Letter, Aug 7, 1875, David Pearce Penhallow in Amherst MA to his father, Andrew Penhallow. Mentions plants, especially squashes.
4. Letter, Nov 1, 1875, David Pearce Penhallow in Amherst MA to his father. Informs him of the arrival of the microscope, which works “to perfection”.
5. Letter, Nov 5, 1875, David Pearce Penhallow in Amherst MA to his father. Writes about his experiments with squash.
6. Letter, April 10, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Amherst MA to his father. He is packing ready for his move to Japan and asks for some money to insure his baggage.
7. Letter, June 30, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Tokei, Japan to his father. Has arrived at Yokohama & will interview college applicants.
8. Letter, Aug 6, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Satsporo (Sapporo), Japan to his father. Arrival in Sapporo, Japan & includes descriptions of town & country.
9. Letter, Sept 3, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan to his brother Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Forwards $140 in gold from Oriental Bank Corp. of Yokohama.
10. Letter, Sept 3, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan to his father. College is in fair running order now, students well-behaved and wiling to learn, a pleasure to teach. Stables for horses and weather observatory have been built, etc.
11. Letter, Sept 21, 1876, agent for Oriental Bank Corporation of Yokohama to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Sending $142.25 on behalf of David Pearce Penhallow.
12. Letter, Oct 7, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father asking him to remit to Charles Stodder in Boston $20, the cost of an article he had ordered.
13. Letter, Oct 8, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
14. Letter, Nov 1, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
15. Letter, Nov 5, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
16. Letter, Dec 1, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
17. Letter, Dec 2 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
18. Letter, Dec 8, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
19. Letter, Dec 10, 1876, Oriental Bank Corporation in Yokohama, Japan to Andrew Jackson Penhallow on behalf of David Pearce Penhallow.
20. Letter, Dec 10, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
21. Letter, Dec 27, 1876, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father
22. Letter, Jan 5, 1877, Oriental Bank Corporation in Yokohama, Japan to Andrew Jackson Penhallow on behalf of David Pearce Penhallow.
23. Letter, Jan 24, 1877, Oriental Bank Corporation in Yokohama, Japan to Andrew Jackson Penhallow on behalf of David Pearce Penhallow.
24. Letter, Jan 26, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father 1877,
25. Letter, Jan 26, 1877, Oriental Bank Corporation in Yokohama, Japan to Andrew Jackson Penhallow on behalf of David Pearce Penhallow.
26. Broadside re the first celebration of the academical course of four years, July 10, 1877, The Agricultural College, Sapporo.
27. Letter, Oct 4, 1877, David Pearce Penhallow in Sapporo, Japan
to his father 1877,
David Pearce Penhallow, 11 items, 1878-1880:
1. Letter, Dec 10, 1878, David Pearce Penhallow, Sapporo, Japan to his father. Money drafts, growing & processing daikon (Asian radish).
2. Letter, Dec 10, 1878, David Pearce Penhallow, Sapporo, Japan to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Encloses a draft (“First Exchange”) for $170 U. S. Gold.
3. Letter, Dec 17, 1878, David Pearce Penhallow, Sapporo, Japan to McCalla & Stavely. Renews his subscription for “The American Naturalist” for one year.
4. Invoice for $9.24, Feb 8, 1879, from Daniel Appleton & Co. Magazine Dept., publishers and booksellers, 549-551 Broadway, NYC, addressed to Andrew Jackson Penhallow for him to pay on David’s behalf.
5. Receipt, Feb 11, 1879, Journal Newspaper Co. to D. P. Penhallow for “The Boston Weekly Journal” from Sept. 1, 1879 to April1, 1780.
6. Receipt, Feb 12, 1879, from McCalla & Stavely in Philadelphia for to D.P. Penhallow for subscription renewal for “The American Naturalist” for one year, $4.48.
7. Two receipts, July 1, 1879, from Charles Stodder, commission merchant of Boston to D. P. Penhallow for purchase of microscope at $7.80 and micrometer, etc. for $23.00.
8. Letter, July 8, 1879 from Charles Stodder, Boston to D. P. Penhallow informing him that he has just learned that the magazine “The Quarterly Journal of Microscopy” may be discontinued and asks him to deduct the cost of it from his bill (see above).
9. Letter, March 10, 1880, David Pearce Penhallow, Sapporo, Japan to his father informing him that as of May 15th his mail must be sent to Yokohama. He plans to stay there until November & then travel to India..
10. Notecard, April 23, 1880, David Pearce Penhallow, Hakodate, Japan to Andrew Jackson Penhallow. Will return to Amherst on the first steamer.
David Pearce Penhallow, 22 items, 1890-1891:
1. Letter, July 19, 1890, J.G. Henriques, Jardim Botanico, Universidade de Coimbra to David Pearce Penhallow thanking him for two of the latter’s publications, “A New Botanical Library” and “On the Pleistocene Flora of Canada.” In French.
2. Letter, Jan 16, 1891, Roswell Fisher, landlord, The Sherbrooke, Montreal to David Pearce Penhallow re heating problems in the building.
3. Letter, Jan 21, 1891, H.B. Spotton, The Collegiate Institute, Barrie, Canada to David Pearce Penhallow asking if he will give his opinion of the text of Spotton’s book “Botany.”
4. Letter, Feb 1, 1891, Roswell Fisher, landlord, The Sherbrooke, Montreal to David Pearce Penhallow re an expalantion of the working and finances of the kitchen at the Sherbrooke.
5. Letter, Feb 3, 1891, Roswell Fisher, landlord, The Sherbrooke, Montreal to David Pearce Penhallow re renewal of his lease.
6. Letter, Feb 6, 1891, Roswell Fisher, landlord, The Sherbrooke, Montreal to David Pearce Penhallow re The Sherbrooke.
7. Letter, Feb 9, 1891, Roswell Fisher, landlord, The Sherbrooke, Montreal to David Pearce Penhallow re the coming year’s rent.
8. Letter, Feb 9, 1891, Roswell Fisher, landlord, The Sherbrooke, Montreal to David Pearce Penhallow re not having heard back from Penhallow about re-leasing the apartment.
9. Letter, , Roswell Fisher, landlord, The Sherbrooke, Montreal to David Pearce Penhallow re heating probelns in the building.
10. Letter, April 1, 1891, G.R. Freeman, Fargo, North Dakota to David Pearce Penhallow.
11. Letter, April 20, 1891, F.H. Knowlton, Dept. of Interior, Washington, D.C. to David Pearce Penhallow at McGill University. Thanks him for his joint paper “Devonian Fossil Wood.”
12. Letter, April 1, 1891, Mark S. Wade, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to David Pearce Penhallow at McGill University. Asks him if he has written the article on the fruit of the Shepherdia Canadiensis he promised he would write.
13. Letter, July 15, 1891, Thomas Wibird Penhallow in Boston to David Pearce Penhallow re Andrew Jackson Penhallow, David’s father’s, estate.
14. Letter, Sept 1, 1891, Mary Chapman, Boston to David Pearce Penhallow referring to Professor Gilman and others regarding Anne (?), girls and more.
15. Letter, Sept 8, 1891, Thomas Wibird Penhallow in Boston to David Pearce Penhallow re he and Charles going to probate court in Portsmouth re their father, Pearce W. Penhallow’s estate.
16. Letter, George W. Parmalee, Dept. of Public Instruction, Quebec to David Pearce Penhallow. Has not had time to examine Penhallow’s book “The Botanical Collector’s Guide” although “a cursory glance has given…a favorable opinion of the general plan of the work.”
17. Letter, George W. Parmalee, Dept. of Public Instruction, Quebec to E.M. Renan, Montreal, a companion letter to the above.
18. Letter, Oct 4, 1891, H.H. Lyman to David Pearce Penhallow. Asks to look at the collection of plants submitted in competition for the Lyman and Dysdale Prizes before they are returned to the competitors. Asks about the Buttonwood tree.
19. Letter, Oct 9, 1891, P.M. Langton in Kittery ME to David Pearce Penhallow. Reports that the county commissioners have decided to put a road through Penhallow’s farm in Eliot and that they will meet again later in the month and perhaps Penhallow should attend.
20. Letter, Oct 25, 1891, Frederick Townsend, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England to David Pearce Penhallow. Thanks Penhallow for “The Botanical Collector’s Guide.”
21. Letter, Nov 23, 1891, John Mason, Geological Survey Department, Ottawa, Canada to David Pearce Penhallow. Answers a question about “populus betatifolia.”
22. Letter, Nov 24 1891, Charles H. Peck, Albany NY to David Pearce Penhallow. As above.
VII. General Records, 1659-1995
General Records, 7 items, 1659-1718:
1. Will, Sept 12,1659. James Wall of Hampton, Norfolk County, MA (now Rockingham County, N.H.)
2. Deed, Nov 2, 1666. John and Richard Cutt to John and Ann Shipway. Land in Greatfields.
3. Order, March 5, 1682. Lieut. Gov. Edward Cranfield orders that Richard Waldron, Richard Martin, and John Gilman be suspended from the Provincial Council and all other public offices.
4. Promissary Note, Sept 1, 1687. John Baker to his daughter Elizabeth Drew, both of Portsmouth, the sum of ten pounds.
5. Will, July 1, 1693. John Baker of Portsmouth. Probated Nov 30,1697.
6, Deed, Sept 6, 1700, John Pickering of York to son, John Pickering, et al. Corn & saw mill in York.
7. Letter, Aug 16, 1715. Stephen Edwards to Sarah Collings. Regarding goods shipped to her.
8. Deed, May 31,1718. George Vaughan to James Gray. Land in Portsmouth.
General Records, 5 items, 1720-1733:
1. Will of John Pickering, June 21,1720.
2. Deed, July12, 1721. Sampson Doe & Mary Doe, estate of William Ayres, to Thomas Landell. Land in Portsmouth.
3. Deed: John Wilson of New Castle, innholder, to Nathaniel Fellows of Portsmouth. A lot of land in Portsmouth.
4. Deed, 1727, John Pickering to Nathaniel Rogers, both of Portsmouth, N.H., for land bound by pond, glebe land and highway.
5. Deed, May 22, 1729, Hunking Wentworth to Simon Dearborn. Land in Chichester, Barnstead, and Bow.
6. Deeds, April 27, 1733, John Pickering to Jose, 1670; John Pickering to Hunking, 1671; John Pickering to Vaughan, 1673.
General Records, 3 items, 1738-1740:
1. Letters, Sept 4 and Nov 12,1738, one from Samuel Waldo, London, to Nathaniel Sparhawk, the other from Sparhawk in Portsmouth, N.H. to Benjamin Coleman. On general business practices, debts, and the account of Waldo. Letter indicates a partnership between Coleman and Sparhawk.
2.. Receipt, March 1,1739/40, or 1000 pounds in land, Mark H. Wentworth to the Estate of John Wentworth.
3. Deed, 1740, Margaret Landall of Portsmouth, administrator of estate of late husband Thomas Landall, mariner, to Eliakim Bickford of Portsmouth, mariner, lot of land on Deer Street.
General Records, 4 items, 1742-1749:
1. Deed, June 30, 1742, Elizabeth Barnes to Hunking Wentworth. Land in Barrington.
2. Deed, 1744. John Huntress of Newington to James Colebroth of Newington, for land in Barnstead.
3 Deed, May 26, 1749, Bracket Johnson, Ebenezer Johnson & James Johnson, all of Greenland, N.H., yeomen, to John Johnson, yeoman, land in Greenland.
4. Letter, May 13, 1754, Titus Salter, Jamaica, , No? ref. to letter received via ship Elizabeth, Capt. Butler, discussing cargo of ships.
General Records, 8 items, 1771-1786:
1. Attachment, May 9,1769, court order to attach goods of James McDonough of Portsmouth following a suit filed against him by William Dennis of Boston. Witnessed by Daniel Warner.
2. Marriage license, Oct 3, 1771, Henry King to Esther Waldron. Signed by Gov. John Wentworth and directed to “either of the ordained ministers…or to Hunkyn Wentworth.”
3. Letter, July 2, 1772, Champin & Duh–? possibly in Canso, N.S. to J.W. [likely Joshua Wentworth]. Re shipment of cordage. John Penhallow is mentioned; he was Wentworth’s business partner.
4. Deed, June 29, 1776. Ammi Ruhama Cutter to Samuel Cate. Land (30 acres) on Sagamore Creek.
5. Deed, Aug 5, 1785, Joseph Pickering of Greenland to Samuel Pickering for land in Greenland (30 acres) at $225.
6. Power of attorney, June 23, 1786, given to Simeon Akerman of Portsmouth by his children and in-laws.
7. Deed, 1790,
8. Cargo manifest, March 1, 1798, J. Whipple, Portsmouth Customs House Collector, certifying the brig Gustavus, George F. Frost, master, bound to Curacao.
General Records, 1777
1, “A List of Notes of Hand,” i.e., promissory notes, May 2, 1777. 87 names listed. Mainly Seacoast NH residents, probably serving in the militia.
General Records, 3 items, 1797-1799:
1. Unidentified bill, July 21, 1775-May 21, 1797, 21 years of interest.
2. Articles of Agreement, June17,1799. N.H. Union Bank. Includes lists of shareholders.
3. Mortgage deed, July 20, 1799, George Frost of Berwick to Edmund Emerson, Jr., of York, for a parcel of land in Berwick.
General Records,1 item, John Scott, 1800:
1. Shipping Ledger & letterbook, 1800. Cargo records and accounts of the brig, Success, Elias Davidson, Master, and the ship Sea Horse, Henry Layward, Master. Shipped by Scott at the risk of David Pearce of Gloucester. Also, copies of letters written by Scott.
General Records, 4 items, 1802-1810:
1. Promissory note, Feb 21, 1802, Samuel Griffin of Parsonfield ME promises to buy two lots of land in Stoddard, N.H.
2. Four letters (drafts), all dated Oct 16, 1807, probably written by Daniel Austin for John Penhallow: to Theophilus Sanburn re l of Penhallow’s he is occupying in Alexandria, N.H.; to Charles Hilton of Andover, N.H.. re selling one of the lots in Alexandria to a friend of Hiton’s; to General B. Peirce re land in Windsor, N.H., and to Obadiah Carrigain (deputy secretary of state under his father, Philip Carrigain) re ascertaining whether certain towns he mentions have had their names altered from their original names.
3. A Description of the Long Wharf’s Estate, ca. 1807(?). Wharf dimensions. Hours occupied by John Penhallow, Mr. Holbrook’s store, Vaughan & Yeaton.
4. Bill of lading, May 8,1810, for cargo shipped on the Superior, John Roberts, master. Shipped by Thomas Elwyn, Philadelphia, two kegs of Spanish milled dollars.
General Records: Thomas Hanscom-John Mugridge Land Deals, 13 items, 1834-1839:
1. Deed, May 22, 1834, George Long of Portsmouth, gentleman, to Thomas Hanscom, master carpenter. Lot of land in Portsmouth, south part, bounded to Piscataqua River.
2. Deed, May 26, 1834, Daniel Treadwell of Portsmouth, gentleman, to Thomas Hanscom of Portsmouth, ship carpenter. Lot of land in Pickering’s Lane in Portsmouth.
3. Deed, May 31, 1834, Jemima Tripe of Portsmouth, widow, to Thomas Hanscom of Portsmouth, gentleman, a parcel of land bounded by land of late Judge Sherburne, South Millpond outlet, etc. 2 copies.
4. Deed, June 25, 1834, Daniel Treadwell of Portsmouth, gentleman, to Thomas Hanscom of Portsmouth, ship carpenter. Lot of land in Pickering’s Lane in Portsmouth. Sketch plan attached.
5. Deed, April 6,1835, George Long of Portsmouth, gentleman to John Mugridge of Portsmouth, ship joiner. Tract of land in Portsmouth.
6. Deed, April 6, 1835. John Mugridge of Portsmouth, ship joiner, to Lewis Barnes of Portsmouth, gentleman. Land formerly comprising the Thomas Hanscom shipyard.
7. Deed, April 6,1835, Abigail Hanscom of Portsmouth, widow, to John Mugridge of Portsmouth, ship joiner. Right of dower in premises “formerly owned & occupied by my late husband as a shipyard.”
8. Deed, April 6,1835, John Smith of Portsmouth, painter, to John Mugridge of Portsmouth, ship joiner. Tract of land in Portsmouth (see Thomas Hanscom deed).
9. Proof of tender, June 11, 1835, Jemima Tripe of Portsmouth, to take up a mortgage and note by Lewis Barnes of Portsmouth, merchant.
10. Deed, Feb 19, 1839, Samuel Hale, Ichabod Rollins & William Shackford, all merchants of Portsmouth, to Lewis Barnes of Portsmouth, merchant. Parcel of land in Portsmouth formerly occupied by Thomas Hanscom as a shipyard.
11. Deed, Feb 19, 1839, John Mugridge of Portsmouth, ship carpenter, to Lewis Barnes of Portsmouth, merchant. Tract of land in Portsmouth formerly occupied by Thomas Hanscom as a shipyard.
12. Notice of conveyance, March 7, 1839, John Mugridge of Portsmouth, ship carpenter, to Lewis Barnes of Portsmouth, merchant. Tract of land in Portsmouth formerly occupied by Thomas Hanscom as a shipyard.
General Records, 4 items, 1843-1854:
1. Deed, May 10, 1843, Edward Harris of Portsmouth to Mads Danielson, also of Portsmouth, a lot on the corner of Daniel and Bow streets
2. Promissory note, May 10, 1843, for $750 to be paid by Mads Danielson of Portsmouth to Edward N. Harris of Portsmouth, N.H. $270.52 had been paid by his widow.
3. Statement, Feb 29, 1852.,Portsmouth Concord Transportation Company upon registration of Andrew J. Penhallow as Treasurer (accounts satisfactory).
4. Last will and testament of Mads Danielson, April 11, 1854.
General Records, 6 items,1855-1867:
1. Mortgage deed, Aug 9, 1855, Olive and Harriet Fernald to William D. Jenkins, all of Portsmouth, land near State Street in the center of town.
2. Deed, April 23, 1857, Fanny B. Davidson, Elizabeth Mugridge, Mary Gunnison & John Harvey, all of Portsmouth, heirs of Caleb Harvey, to Daniel Marcy & William Pettigrew of Portsmouth. Lot of land in Portsmouth bounded by land of Marcy & Pettigrew, etc.
3. Deed, Jan 11, 1857, Abby M. Barnes, executor of the estate of Lewis Barnes of Portsmouth to Daniel Marcy and William Pettigrew the shipyard formerly owned by Thomas Hanscom and later by John Mugridge.
4. Deed, Aug 7, 1858, Olive and Harriet Fernald to William D. Jenkins, all of Portsmouth, same land as previously listed above in 1.
5. Deed, Dec 20, 1859, Alvah and Elizabeth Trall of Lexington MA to Leonard Cotton of Portsmouth for land near Pettigrew and Marcy shipyard.
6. Plan, Jan 17, 1867, land, unknown plot, references Leonard Cotton and Mill Street.
General Records, 23 items, undated:
1. Memorandum of agreement between Samuel Hill of Portsmouth and Levi Wiggins of Greenland for a farm in Newington. Unsigned & undated.
2. Copy of will, undated, perhaps written by Lydia: daughter of William Tearn, apportioning shares to Mary, wife of Capt. William Tearn for part of wharf and land in Portsmouth; also, house to Rachel, wife of Silas Noel; also bequests to Lydia, wife of Samuel Parker, all related to Tearn who died intestate. Attested by Samuel Parker.
3. “An Imaginary Plan”. Lands in Barrington, undated.
General Records, 1 item, ca. 1813:
1, Manuscript business and mathematcis primer, including ship’s business, ca. 1813. Author unknown.
General Records,1 item, 1857-1909:
1. Muster roll, 1857-1909, pp.4-18. Sixteen name. Regiment unknown.
General Records,1 item, 1845:
1. Susan S. Pearce 56-page notebook, 1845, Portsmouth NH. Filled with quotations and poems, a sort of daybook. Includes a newsclipping and a page fragment.
General Records,1 item, 1995:
1. Typed manuscript, Oct 17, 1995, Chapter 32 of Just The Facts by Thaxter Swan, “Our Ancestors’ Paper Trail.” 28pp.
General Records, 2 items, undated:
1. Undated fragment of history of land purchases starting with Capt. Bragdon.
2. Unidentified and undated fragment of speech or quotation or sermon.
Oversized Box 2
1. Deed, land in Portsmouth between Henry Walls with Ann Alleson and Thomas Pickering, 1681
2. Deed, land in Portsmouth between John Pickering with wife Mary Pickering and Benjamin Baker, 1701
3. Deed, land in Portsmouth between John Jones and John Collins, 1737
4. Deed, land in Barrington between John Jackson and Richard Hart, 1798
5. Plans (3), land of the Estate of John Pickering, drawn by Jonathan Ross, 1817
6. Plan, land belonging to Captain Lewis Barnes in Portsmouth, drawn by Benjamin Akerman, 1847
1. Deed, land in Portsmouth between Edward Boall (of New Castle) and Solomon Cotton land in between 1706.
2. Deed, land at Portsmouth Plains between William Hunking and John Wentworth, 1712
3. Account, 1716, Jonathan Drew to Archibald Macphaedris. Work done on the brick house and the timber house. A list of the work done in building the house with prices for each job.
4. Mortgage, Samuel Thompson to a committee of the general court. House lot on Islington Street. Daniel Warner paid off mortgage in 1743. Originated in 1717.
1. Deed, Samuel and Elennor Cutt to Edward Toogood. Land in Portsmouth, Dec 31, 1695
2. Land Grant, Gov. Richard Philips to John Wibird. Land of Richard’s Island in Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, Aug 23, 1729
3. Account, with the owners of the Amesbury (Jonathan Warner) under Capt. Thomas Dalling of Antigua with Trecothick & Apthorp, 1767
4. Account, with the owners of the Pitt (Jonathan Warner) under Capt. Benjamin Rogers of Montserrat, with Trecothick & Apthorp, 1767
5. Statement and Accounts, Woodbury Langdon. Company accounts and observations regarding these accounts, 
6. Statement, Daniel Sherburne. Objections to Langdon’s charges, 
7. Land Grant, Gov. John Wentworth to Thomas Chadbourne. Three thousand acres in N.H., April 27, 1772
8. Broadside proclamation, Issued by Richard Howe & William Howe. Offering a pardon to those who forsake opposition to British authority and sign an oath of allegiance, Nov 13, 1776
9. Deed, Jonathan Warner to John Cunningham. Land in Portsmouth, April 4, 1797