Page images

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 Great Britain. By Francis Brown, Minister of the Gospel in North Yarmouth. Portland Published by Hyde, Lord and Co. 1812.

A Sermon delivered November 7, 1821, at the Ordination of the Rev. John A. Douglass, to the Pastoral Care of the Congregational Church in Waterford. 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, 1838. 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. Portland: Printed by F. Douglas. 1815. (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 publication called out from Rev. Francis Brown, a Defence of Calvin and Calvinism, to which the present pamphlet is a reply.) PHEBE M. BUXTON.

(08. 9 C)

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. 81 6'')

Second Manual | of the First Congregational Church | in |

[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]


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, 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.

[blocks in formation]


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.

Another charge is for work on the "ballustrade," and "for corking the meeting-house steeple." The entrance to the old meetinghouse was through a square tower, which was somewhat higher than the ridge-pole of the house. 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 the string.

OLD CHURCH-A writer for OLD TIMES says that the meeting-house below the ledge had no steeple. This is an error. It had a steeple that bore aloft the vane and rod that are now on the ledge.

MINISTER'S TAX-In old times, "the standing order" enforced the payment of the minister's tax, though the citizen was not of 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? (08. ZI 2) J. S.

NORTH YARMOUTH-The following additions, alterations and corrections for the article on pages 607-11, of this magazine, are furnished by Chaplain Stockbridge :

Page 607 Second paragraph, after "Master" insert David, so it will read "Master David Pratt." Third paragraph, after word "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 years been occupied by Sheriff Daniel L. Mitchell.

Page 608 Third line, insert David after "Uncle." Third line from bottom of first paragraph, after "Miss Elizabeth D. Bailey"

[ocr errors]

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

Page 610 First paragraph, third line from bottom, read Daniel
Mitchell, and the same after "Major" in the second.
Third para-
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. 0176)

NORTH YARMOUTH-May 26: 1761. Footing of ye 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 Oxen; 410 Cows; 1515 Sheep; 138 Swine; 1491 Acres of Pasture will keep 434 Cows; 346 Acres of Tillage produces 1903 Bushells of Grain & 2258 Bushells of Corn; 884 Acres of English Meadow produces 773 Tuns of Hay; 63 Acres of Fresh Meadow produces 56 Tuns of Hay; 1853 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:

[ocr errors]

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 1356; Swine 90 209; Acres of pasture 2077 2320; No. of Cows the same & the later feed of the farms will keep 659 690; Acres of Tillage 470 4522; Bushels of corn & grain it produces 4981 4492; Barrels of cyder 15; Acres of English meadow 1164 1513; Tuns of English hay 842 11143; Tuns of fresh hay 411 211 Acres of salt marsh 201 186; Tuns of salt hay 1833 158. Servants 5 5.

(62. 8 ZI)

W. M. S.

INGERSOLL-Vide page 5, OLD TIMES. This was William3, the son of Benjamin and Mary (Hunt) Ingersoll, of Falmouth. His ancestor, Richard' Ingersoll, or Inkersall, a Bedfordshire man, was sent over to Salem, in 1629, by the Massachusetts Company, of London, and from him, by his wife Anne, have descended a numerous family. Lieut. George2, the eldest son of Richard, was a prominent man in Falmouth and the pioneer of the family in this region. By his wife Elizabeth, he had Joseph3, 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 William5, who died 13 Nov. 1739. Ensign Benjamin, during the Indian troubles, resided in Gloucester, where, in 1711, he married Mary Hunt, of Ipswich. He returned to Falmouth in 1726, and finally removed to North Yarmouth, certainly before 1735. William married Sarah [35, 1st Ch. Cat.], widow of James Parker.

BUCKNAM-Samuel Bucknam, [perhaps captain of Henley's Sloop Speedwell, 1738], of Malden and North Yarmouth, born 7 April 1699, married Elizabeth [Richardson] Wyman, the widow of Aaron, and daughter of James and Elizabeth [Arnold] Richardson, 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.

CASCO BAY-Report of the Royal Commissioners about NewEngland, in 1665. "Mayne. **** Butt in this province there is a bay, called Casco bay, in which there are many islands, two outlets to the sea, many good harbours and great store of ffish 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 seasons, strawberyes, rasberyes, goosberyes, barberyes and severall sort of billberyes, severall sorts of oakes and pines, chestnut trees, wallnut trees: sometimes four or five miles together: the [more] northerly the country, the better the timber is accounted."

WHITE-From York County Records, 1667: "Margery White and the wife of Thomas Stanford are p'sented for breach of the Sabbath for rayleing one against the other. Nicho: Whitte and

« PreviousContinue »