That . . .
- Richard Currier was one of the most prominent men of Salisbury and Amesbury.
- Nathaniel Currier of Currier & Ives fame is a Currier cousin.
- A royal genealogy can be traced from Joseph Bolles of Wells, Maine back to Edward Plantagenet, to Charlemagne, and beyond.
- Ancestors held the esteemed title of King’s Champion (Dymoke).
- Capt. Charles Frost was head of the Maine militia and the terror of the Indians.
- Daughters of Newbury Mary Towne Estey, Sarah Towne, and Rebbeca Towne Nurse were tried and killed as witches.
- The Mitchells in Burke, NY were neighbors with the Wilder’s (as in Almonzo Wilder of Little House on the Prairie).
- Several of our ancestors traveled to the New World on The Mayflower and many more were first settlers in New England.
- We have English, Welch, Scottish heritage in our New England family tree.
These places used to be called . . .
Maine – Formerly Massachusetts. Maine was incorporated in 1835.
Kittery, ME – Plantation of Piscataqua. The towns of Eliot and Burke were one part of the greater Kittery.
Haverill, MA – Pentucket Plantation
Newbury, MA – Quascacunquen, Newberry Plantation
Newburyport, MA – Newburyport was first settled in 1635 as part of Newberry Plantation.
Hudson, NH – Nottingham West, Massachusetts