Essex County

Old Abbott Homestead in Andover

Pre 1662 Lot Owners in Andover Massachusetts

Early Andover settlers to whom house lots were given prior to 1662 and the sizes of their lots. Source: Philip J Greven, Four generations : population, land, and family in colonial Andover, Massachusetts (1970), 46.; PDF, Internet Archive ( Based upon evidence in Town Records and Town Bounds, passim.

Haverhill Massachusetts in 1820

Haverhill, Massachusetts Genealogy

The Indian name for this locality was “Pentucket” – but the early settlers applied the name of Haverhill in compliment to Rev. John Ward, the first minister, who came from Haverhill, England. “Mr. Ward & Newberry men” petitioned the General Court on May 13, 1640, for permission to begin a new plantation on the Merrimack river, which was granted provided “they build there before the next Courte.” Though the town was settled and houses erected in 1640 it was not until November 15, 1642, that a title to the land was purchased of the Indian owners. In June, 1641, the …

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