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Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, 1635-1771 (9 volumes) (download)
Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, 1635-1771 (9 volumes) (download)
Product Code: US0291-DL
Number of CDs: 0
Author: Albert Stillman Batchellor et al., eds.
Pages: 9 volumes, 6151
Pub. Date: (1907-1941) 2007
File Size: 257,091,647 bytes
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These nine volumes gather in one place all known probate records for the Province of New Hampshire from its earliest settlement until the establishment of counties in 1771. Transcripts or abstracts are provided for all documents, which have been collected from several colonial probate jurisdictions.

Prior to 1641, the four towns of Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton and Exeter, which later formed the Province of New Hampshire, were independent settlements. Between 1641 and 1643, these towns came under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they remained until 1679. In that year the Province of New Hampshire was formed, and all probate records were recorded at the province level until 1771, when the five original counties (Rockingham, Hillsborough, Strafford, Cheshire and Grafton) were erected.

Prior to 1771, most of the probate records for New Hampshire were filed at the province level, but many were located elsewhere. From 1643 to 1679, the four New Hampshire towns were part of old Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and those records have been scoured for New Hampshire probate records. Other New Hampshire probate records were located in the files of Essex and Suffolk counties in Massachusetts and York County in what would become Maine.

The editors have provided full, verbatim abstracts for all wills and for some other important documents, such as estate distributions. Other documents, including especially probate inventories, are presented as brief abstracts. When no citation for a document is provided, the assumption is that that document is in the original province files. Complete volume and page citations are provided for documents found only in the province record books, or in the files and records of other jurisdictions.

Some of the volumes have introductory matter describing in more detail the preparation of the material for publication. The introduction to the ninth volume includes a list of all New Hampshire counties, followed by a list of all New Hampshire towns, with their dates of incorporation, and the county or counties within which the town fell. All volumes conclude with an every-name index.

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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.

Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, 1635-1771 (9 volumes) (download)
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