Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 182
Click on the image to view a larger, bitmap (.bmp) image suitable for printing.


Click on the image above for a larger, bitmap image suitable for printing.


county of Norfolk, England. The :
first house was erected in 1635, by
Nicholas Easton, and was called the
Bound-house. The town was in-
corporated in 1636, and then inclu-
ded within its limits what now con-
stitutes the towns of North Hamp-
ton, Hampton Falls, Kensington and

This town was formerly the scene
of Indian depredations. On the 17th
Aug. 1703, a party of Indians kill-
ed 5 persons in Hampton, among
whom was a widow Mussey, cele-
brated as a preacher among the

The Hon. Christopher Top-
died here in Feb., 1819, aged
84: he was a very useful and dis-
tinguished citizen. Population in
1830, 1,103.

Hampton, Ct.

Windham co. This town was
taken from Windham and Pomfret
in 1786. The people are generally
agriculturalists, with a good strong
soil of an uneven surface. The
village is pleasantly situated on high
ground, 35 miles E. from Hartford
aird 6 from Brooklyn. Hampton
has good mill seats on a branch of
Shetucket river. Population, 1830,

Hampton Falls, N. II.,

Roekingham co., is situated 45
miles S. E. from Concord, and 16
S. W. from Portsmouth. The soil
is generally good. Hampton Falls
was originally a part of Hampton,
from which it was separated and
incorporated, in 1712. Population,
1830, 582.

Hancock County, Me.

Ellsworth is the chief town. This
county is bounded N. by Penobscot
county, E. by Washington county,
S. by the Atlantic ocean, and W.
by Penobscot bay and river, and a
part by Penobscot county. Its ex-
tent on the ocean is between 50 and
60 miles: it comprises numerous
islands of great beauty, some of
which are large, fertile and well
cultivated; it comprises also nu-
merous bays, and a vast number of
coves, inlets and spacious harbors.

Perhaps there is no district of its
extent on the American coast, that
offers greater facilities for naviga-
tion, in all its various branches, than
the county of Hancock. The ton-
nage of Frenchman’s bay, in this
county, in 1837, was 13,184 tons.
The soil of the county is generally
of an excellent quality, particularly
in the interior. There are a great
number of ponds in the county: ev-
ery section of it is watered by mill
streams, and Union river,' nearly
in its centre, affords the interior
part great facilities for transporta-
tion. Thi9 county contains an area
of about 1,850 square miles. Pop-
ulation, 1830, 24,347; 1837,23,120.
Population to a square mile, 15.
This county produced, in 1837, 21,-
446 bushels of wheat, and contain-
ed 38,870 sheep.

Hancock, Me.

Hancock co. This town was tak-
en from Sullivan and Trenton in
1828. It is situated between those
towns, and is nearly surrounded by
the head waters of Frenchman’s
bay. It is a place of some naviga-
tion; 85 miles E. from Augusta,
and bounded easterly by Ellsworth.
Population, 1837, 653.

Hancock, N. H.

Hillsborough co. It is 35 miles
from Concord, 22 from Amherst,
and 19 from Keene. The W. part
of the town is mountainous, but af-
fords excellent pasturing and many
good farms. The other parts of the
town are agreeably diversified with
plains, hills and valleys. On the
Contoocook, and some of its trib-
utary streams, there are several
tracts of excellent intervale. There
are two considerable ponds, one of
which is in the centre, a few rods
N. of the meeting-house. There


This page was written in HTML using a program written in Python 3.2 and image-to-HTML text generated by ABBYY FineReader 11, Professional Edition.