Newington, New Hampshire, Families in the Eighteenth Century
Henry Winthrop Hardon
The town of Newington lies north and west of Portsmouth. Originally a part of Dover called Bloody Point, it was separated as a town, in its own right, in 1713. Being so close to the earliest settlements in New Hampshire, Newington is an important town for anyone doing research into 17th and 18th century New Hampshire.
Compilation of this major work was prompted by the difficulty Mr. Hardon had in using copies of Rev. Joseph Adam’s record of baptisms and marriages, 1716–1783. It occurred to him that he could save himself (and other researchers) time, and also clear up uncertainties, if he rearranged the records into family groups. Mr. Hardon then made numerous additions to Adam’s work, from such sources as the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, various volumes of the New Hampshire State Papers and published genealogies.
For some families the entries are brief — perhaps just a few marriages or baptisms. But for many the treatment is so lengthy that it amounts to a genealogy in itself. Entries are listed alphabetically by surname then by generation. Information includes birth, baptism and death dates, covenants, communions, marriages, parentage, occupations, affiliations with certain organizations, administration of estates, conveyed property, and other facts of interest to the genealogist. A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
(1991), 2020, 5½x8½, paper, index, 222 pp.