By Rev. Myron Samuel Dudley, A.M., of Newington
THE MODERN SPELLING OF PEAVEY IS USED JULY 16, 1713
a meeting of the inhabitants of this section, convened on January 21, 1713, at
the meeting house, the Parish of Newington was set off from Dover and
Portsmouth. It included that part of Dover lying south of the Piscataquis River
and east of great Bay, and a portion of Portsmouth adjoining the eastern and
southern boundaries of this district.
At the meeting held by inhabitants of Newington was order to confer to hiring a minister among them and in consideration the subscribers whose names are underwritten have consented and unanimously agreed upon to pay the several respective sums fixed to their names in money and upon acct. of paying a minister for three months if one may be obtained. The persons, their names and the respective sums are as follows:
|Moses Dam||0||15||0||Henry Nutter||10||10||0|
|Thomas Rowe||0||15||0||Nathanel Pevey||0||3||0|
|Eleazer Coolman||0||15||0||Joshua Crocket||0||8||0|
Richard Downing, Wm. Furber, Jethro Bickford, Clement Meserve, Thomas
Bickford, John Fabyan, Samll. Huntress, Nathan Knight, John Hodsdon, John
Pickerin 3rd, Henry Langster, Benjamin Richards, John Downing, John Knight,
Thomas Trickey, Andrew Peters, John Knight (2), John---, John Bickford, John
Rawlings, Hatevil Nutter, William Witham, James Rawlings, Clement Meserve
(2), Moses Dam, Alexander Hodsdon, Henry Nutter, William Shackford, Thomas
Leighton, Richard Pomeroy, Joshua Crocket, John Husdon, John Nutter, Abel
Peavey, Ths. Pow, Edward Pevey, John Quint, John Trickey, James Gray, John
Carter, Henry Bennet, Benjamin Bickford, Richard Nason, Thomas Downes.
15th July, 1713 The Council read the Petition and approved the good intentions of the Petitioners. After a hearing called by the Selectmen of Dover, on “July 16, 1713 it was ordered that the petition be granted, and the place made a Parish by themselves, they forthwith established An Able and Orthodox and Learned Minister among them. And henceforth (be) acquitted from support of the ministry in Dover and Portsmouth.”
Of the names of families and individuals appearing in this and the following documents, those are found on the voting lists at the present day; and there are a few names represented in the female line which are given with the letter (F) in brackets following them.
The modern spelling is used in these names.
Coleman, Dame(f), Downing, Furber, Hodgdon, Hoyt, Nutter, Pickring, Peavey (f) Rollins, Row, Witham
MODERNIZED FROM PEVEY TO PEAVEY 1713 NEWINGTON, N.H.