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The History of Londonderry Comprising the Towns of Derry and Londonderry, N.H.
History of Londonderry Comprising the Towns of Derry and Londonderry, N.H.
Product Code: US0273
Number of CDs: 1
Author: Rev.Edward L. Parker
Pages: 432
Pub. Date: (1851) 2006
ISBN: 1933828684
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Parker has compiled the history of the towns of Derry and Londonderry, New Hampshire, making use of extracts from the town and church records. The historical narrative is supplemented by biographical sketches of many prominent citizens and genealogical sketches of the earliest Scotch-Irish settlers.

In 1718 several boatloads of Presbyterians of Scottish ancestry from northern Ireland arrived in Boston. These immigrants dispersed widely around New England, with a large contingent moving in 1719 to a large tract of land on the east side of the Merrimack River, in an area in dispute between Massachusetts and New Hampshire. They called their settlement Nutfield and were incorporated in 1722 as the New Hampshire town of Londonderry, in honor of the Irish town from which many of them had come.

The town grew steadily, with new immigrants from the established English population of New England and also directly from northern Ireland. By 1735 the population had grown to the point that the town was divided into the East Parish (the earliest settled part of town) and the West Parish (settled some years later). Matters continued in this fashion until 1828, when the East Parish petitioned to be set off as a separate town. The East Parish took the name of Derry, while the somewhat younger West Parish retained the original town name of Londonderry.

The author appends to the history of the two towns biographical sketches of a few dozen prominent residents of the two towns, principally ministers and those active in public affairs. Genealogical information on these residents is incorporated in the sketches. This section is followed by genealogical accounts of more than thirty of the early Scotch-Irish families. These accounts generally cover three or four generations, and trace lines which migrated to the west in the early nineteenth century.

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The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

The History of Londonderry Comprising the Towns of Derry and Londonderry, N.H.
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