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Mitchell, Esq., Chief Justice of the County of Cumberland, and one of the Deacons of the First Church in North Yarmouth. March 20, 1796. With some Enlargements. By Tristram Gilman, A. M., Pastor of said Church. Printed in Portland, by Thomas Baker Wait. (In possessian of Dr. William B. Lapham, Augusta, Maine.
The Faithful Steward. A Sermon delivered October 24, 1810, at the Ordination of the Rev. Allen Greely, to the Pastoral Care of the Congregational Church in Turner.' By Francis Brown, Pastor of the First Church in North Yarmouth, Portland : Printed by Arthur Shirley. 1810.
A Sermon delivered July 23, 1812, on Occasion of the State Fast, appointed in consequence of the Declaration of War against
By Francis Brown, Minister of the Gospel in
Portland : Published by Hyde, Lord and Co.
Great Britain. North Yarmouth. 1812.
Church in Waterford.
A Sermon delivered November 7, 1821, at the Ordination of the
By Asa Cummings, Pastor of the First Church in North Yarmouth. Portland : Printed by Thayer, Tappan & Stickney. 1822.
The Great Motive to Ministerial Fidelity. A Sermon delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. Samuel Howard Shepley as Pastor of the Congregational Church, New Gloucester, Me., October 31,
By David Shepley, Pastor of the First Church in North Yarmouth. Brunswick : Press of Joseph Griffin. 1838.
A Letter addressed to Rev. Francis Brown, Pastor of a Church in North Yarmouth; containing an Answer to his Defence of Calvin and Calvinism. By Martin Ruter. F. Douglas. 1815.
Portland : Printed by
(This pamphlet of 61 pages appears to be the third of a series, the first being a sketch of Calvin's Life and Doctrine, by Rev. Martin Ruter of the Methodist Church. This Calvin and Calvinism, to which the present pamphlet is a reply.) publication called out from Rev. Francis Brown, a Defence of (08, 9 )
PHEBE M. BUXTON. A Sermon delivered in North Yarmouth, Dec. 22, 1822, in commemoration of the close of the Second Century from the landing of the forefathers of New England. By Stephen Chapin, Pastor of the Baptist Church in North Yarmouth.
Published by request. Portland: Thomas Todd. 1821. (Copy of the above desired by A. S. Manson, 32 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass.)
(08. &I 6'9''ɔ) Second Manual of the First Congregational Church in
Yarmouth, Maine, with continuation of Descriptive Catalogue; and standing rules, revised and adopted in January, 1878. Portland: Printed by B. Thurston & Co., 1878. Octavo, 27 pp.
Captain Walter Gendall, 1 of North Yarmouth, Maine. | A Biographical Sketch, by | Doctor Charles E. Banks. OLD TIMES Office, | Yarmouth, Maine. | 1880. Octavo, pp. 27.
The Mitchell Family of North Yarmouth, Maine. William Mitchell Sargent. OLD' TIMES Office. Yarmouth, Maine. 1878. Octavo, pp. 9.
The Weare Family, of | Hampton, New Hampshire, and North Yarmouth, Maine. | William M. Sargent. | OLD TIMES Office, | Yarmouth, Maine. 1879. Octavo, pp. 8.
ON THE HILLS.
BY S. D. SEABURY, YARMOUTH, ME.
Come forth upon the lifted hills, The wild flower and the fragrant fern
O hearts that feel, O eyes that see! Sudden with pale gold jewels burn, And learn of Him who grandly fills That soon to star-like spangles turn, The earth and sky with beauty free!
As from the east, with steady flight, 'Tis sunset's hour! Along the sky
Come on the peaceful shades of night,
To light her twinkling candles bright. In streams the golden splendors fly, Then fade, and slowly, slowly die.
Then from the deep the moon doth greet Earth's shrines! upraised by God's own The gentle scene, and, smiling sweet, hand,
Sports o'er the waves with silv'ry feet. The gray old heads of mountains grand, Sun-crowned, in radiant glory stand. In love bend low the star-lit skies;
The grateful hills responsive rise, The wildwood, with its dark green sweep, And twilight's glory calmly dies. Wraps all the vales in shadows deep, And wooes the song.bird home to sleep. Now from the vale where winds the In yonder grove of softest green,
stream, When lifts the willow.curtain's screen,
And plumed alders nod and dream, The dead's embowered shafts are seen.
The tiny firefly torches gleam. Beyond, the hamlets, old and staid, O wild flowers gemmed with pearly dew! Nestle amid the elm-tree's shade, 0 woods with moon-beams dancing Or peep from out some woodland glade.
My heart is on the heights with you. Far down, where gleams the shim'ring
bay, Lingers the sun, with loving ray, Watching the white-veiled surges play.
God of the hills and mountains high; Yon feath'ry cloud, from darkness
Of moon and star and wild, wide sea;
of flower and tern and shining sky; sprung, That o'er the distant waters hung,
My soul to-night gives praise to Thee! Hath on a crimson mantle flung. |--Congregationalist.
Under this head, short, disconnected paragraphs, too long, or unsuited for “Notes & Queries,” will be given from time to time.
BAPTIST CHURCH-In the article on building the Baptist meeting-house, page 430, OLD TIMES, there is a charge for making the "cannipy” and for iron-work. The “cannipy” was the sounding-board that was suspended over the pulpit; the iron-work was for the rod and fixtures that held it in place. ing the meeting-house steeple.” The entrance to the old meeting
Another charge is for work on the “ballustrade," and "for corkthan the ridge-pole of the house.
a square tower, which was somewhat higher
The top of the tower was flat, and was cauked like the deck of a ship. The "ballustrade” surmounted this tower. It was from the top of this tower a daring sailor sent up a kite, and then walked around the balustrade, holding-house below the ledge had no steeple. OLD CHURCH-A writer for OLD TIMES says that the meet
This is an error. It
ing the string.
the payment of the minister's tax, though the citizen was not of
MINISTER's Tax-In old times, “the standing order” enforced that denomination, and never attended meeeting. Sometimes a COW was sold to pay this tax. Who can give a well authenticated case of this kind ?
J. S. (08. GI 2) NORTE YARMOUTH-The following additions, alterations and corrections for the article on pages 607-11, of this magazine, are furnished by Chaplain Stockbridge : it will read "Master David Pratt.” Page 607: Second paragraph, after “Master” insert David, so
, "widow" insert Hannah L. [relict of Nathaniel, see page 132.], and add to the paragraph that my mother was born in that house, and that she might always live on that spot, my father bought it and built on it. The house has for many been occupied by Sheriff Daniel L. Mitchell. from bottom of first paragraph, after “Miss Elizabeth D. Bailey" Page 608 : Third line, insert David after "Uncle." Third line
add, daughter of Lebbeus Bailey. Second paragraph, should read “Capt. Samuel Larrabee's tavern." Fourth paragraph, add after “Mr.” Nathan. First line of last paragraph, for “west” read east.
Page 609 : Second paragraph, insert Nathaniel after “Colonel,” and the same in the the third after “Mrs." Fifth paragraph, read Mr. Samuel Kinney. Sixth paragraph, read Capt. Samuel Larrabee.
Page 610: First paragraph, third line from bottom, read Daniel Mitchell, and the same after “Major" in the second. graph, first line, read Mr. Joseph Woods. Ninth paragraph, read Capt. David Drinkwater. Tenth paragraph, after “Cash Jerry." add Mitchell.
Page 611: First paragraph, read William Barrows, and after "academy-lot” add, Grenville Mellen was a son of Chief-Justice Prentiss Mellen of the Supreme Court, and a famous man of the old-school gentlemen.
(08.01 8 7 6) North YARMOUTH-May 26 : 1761. Footing of yoe Several Colums as they stand on the List to send in to the General Court :
192 Polls Ratable ; 17 not Ratable; 56 Dwelling houses; 1 Warehouse ; 339 Tuns of Vessels ; £81, 17, 5 Trading Stock ; £863, 15, 3 Money at Interest; 79 Horses ; 185 Osen ; 410 Cows; 1515 Sheep; 138 Swine ; 1491 Acres of Pasture will keep 434 Cows ; 3461 Acres of Tillage produces 1903 Bushells of Grain & 2258 Bushells of Corn; 8841 Acres of English Meadow produces 773 Tuns of Hay; 634 Acres of Fresh Meadow produces 564 Tuns of Hay; 1854 Acres of Salt Meadow produces 167 Loads of Hay. Sum 'Totall of Rents, £617, 17, 10; Rents upon Hire, £2.
INHABITANTS, 1764–By Order of the Great & General Court, the Number of Houses, Families, White People & Blacks in the Town of North Yarmouth were taken by the Selectmen in the year 1764, which were as follows, viz :
Houses 154, of which 44 were Camps ; Families 188; Males above 16 years 277; Ditto under 16 251 ; White Males in the whole 528; Females above 16 years 278; Ditto under 16 255 ; White Females in the whole 533 ; White Males & Females 1061 ; Negro & Molattoes, viz: Males 8, Females10; No. of Souls 1079.
RETURNS, 1768 & 1771—Returns to General Court for 1768 & 1771 (first figures for 1768, second for 1771):
Polls ratable 256 287 ; Polls not ratable 20 18; Dwelling houses 148 (34 being camps and not ratable), 105 (58 camps); Annual worth of the houses £154, 14; Mills 8, & & the annual worth £29, 3, 4;1 Tan house; 1 Warehouse ; Annual worth of other Real Estate £695, 14, 1; All Real Estate £869, 19, 6; Trading stock £20, 4,0; Tuns of vessels 975 1097 ; Money at interest £693, 17, 4, £837, 6, 8; Horses 59 68; Oxen 240 272 ; Cows 489 534 ;
Sheep 1503 13.56 ; Swine 90 209 ; Acres of pasture 20774 2320 ; No. of Cows the same & the later' feed of the farms will keep 659 490; Acres of Tillage 4704 4527 ; Bushels of corn & grain it produces 4981 4492; Barrels of cyder 15; Acres of English meadow 11644 15134 ; Tuns of English hay 842 11144: Tuns of fresh hay 414 214 Acres of salt marsh 201 1864; Tuns of salt hay 1834 158.
Servants 5 5.
W. M. S.
Richard, was a
the son of Benjamin* and Mary (Hunt) Ingersoll, of Falmouth.
- Vide page 5, OLD TIMES. This was Williams,
Richard' Ingersoll, or Inkersall, a Bedfordshire man, was sent over to Salem, in 1629, by the Massachusetts cended a numerous family. Company, of London, and from him, by his wife Anne, have des
Lieut. Georgea, the eldest son of prominent inan in Falmouth and the pioneer of the
By his wife Elizabeth, he had Josepho, born 14 Oct. 1646, who married a daughter of Matthew Coe, and among the issue of this alliance was Benjamin*, above-noted, the father of William', who died 13 Nov. 1739. Ensign Benjamin, during the Indian troubles, resided in Gloucester, where, in 1711, he married Mary Huni, of Ipswich. He returned to Falmouth in 1726, and finally removed to North Yarmouth, certainly before
William married Sarah [35, 1st Ch. Cat.), widow of BUCKNAM-Samuel Bucknam, [perhaps captain of Henley's Sloop Speedwell, 1738], of Malden and North Yarmouth, born 7 of Aaron, and daughter of James and Elizabeth Arnold] RichardApril 1699, married Elizabeth [Richardson] Wyman, the widow son, born 1707. Samuel was eldest son of Samuel and Deborah (Sprague] [Mellen] Bucknam, as per page 111, OLD TIMES.
MASON-Jonas Mason was a hatter. He became a member of the Church in Charlestown, 21 June 1727-8. England, in 1665. "Mayne. CASCO BAY-Report of the Royal Commissioners about New
* in this province there outlets to the sea, many good harbours and great store of ffish
called Casco bay, in which there are many islands, two and oysters, crabs and lobsters. In this province, as in all the rest, there are great store of wild ducks, geese and deer in their erall sort of billberyes, severall sorts of oakes and pines, chestnut
, , [more] northerly the country, the better the timber is accounted.”
Wallnut trees : sometimes four or five miles together : the and the wife of Thomas Stanford are p'sented for breach of the
WHITE_From York County Records, 1667: Margery White Sabbath for rayleing one against the other. Nicho: Whitte and
is a bay