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In the name of God Amen - I, James Haseltine of Haverhill in the County of Essex and Providence of the Massachusetts Bay in New England: Yeoman being week and Low of bodily helth but of a sound mind and memory Thanks be given to God therefor and as touching such worldly Estate as it has plesed God to Bless me withall I do hereby set in order & Disspose of the same in the following mannar (viz)

Imp'    I give and bequeath to Ruth my well beloved wife the The youce and Improvement of one third part of my Reail Estate during her widow hood while she remains my widow.

Item    I give to my well beloved Son Asa one cow which he has now in keeping

Item    I give and Bequeve to my well Beloved Son Philip Three Shillings to be paid by my Executor in Two year after my decese-

Item    I give and bequeve to my well Beloved son James one third part of my Reail Estate which shall Remain after my Executorian has completeld the payment of my just debts out of the same; one third part of what remains not given to my wife as above when he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years and one third of the Remainder after my wife decese or after her marrig on his paying what I shall here appoint him.

Item     I give and bequeath to my well beloved son John one third part of my Reail Estate which remains after the payment of my just debts and charge in the same way and manner as I have given my son James above on his paying what shall here appoint him.

Item    I give and Bequeve to my well beloved son Ladd one third part of my Reail Estate which Remains after the Payment of my just debts and charges also in the same way and manner as I have given to my son James above on his paying what I shall here appoint.

Item   I give and bequeve to my well beloved dafter ann six shillings to be paid by my executors in one year after my decese

Item    I give and bequeve to my well beloved dafter Elizabeth thirteen pounds six shillings and eight pence to be paid to her at two payments by my son James the one half when she shall arrive to the age of eighteen years and the other half in one year after he has got persition of his full part if she is then arived to that age.

Item     I give and bequeve to my well beloved dafter Ruth thirteen pounds six shilling and eight pence to be paid to her at two payments by my son John one half when she shall arive to the age of Eighteen years and the other half within one year after he shall com in possition of his full part if she is then arrived at that age.

Item    I give and bequeve to my well beloved dafter Triphena Thirteen pounds, five shilling and Eight pence to be paid to her at two payments by my son Ladd the one half in one year after he shall arrive at the age of twenty one and the other half in one year after he shall com into persition of his full part if he is then arrived to that age.

Item    I further give my said wife all my household stuf within dores and also all my provition and syder wool and fleese yarn and cloth to enable her to seport my children and also three cows and all my swine but one and three old sheep and three young lambs and the youce of the Remainder of my Reail Estate while my sons shall come of age to take it.; if shall remain my widow all to enable her to seport my children and furthermore I do hereby ordain constitute and appoint Ruth my well beloved wife to be my sole Executor to this  my Last Will and Testament I also order my said Executor to disspose of all my personal estate which is not given away in this my will toward the payment of my just debts, legacies and charges arising I also further order and appoint and impower my said Executor to sell and make sale of that peace of Land I bought or purchased of the widow Dinah Kimball and also my medew called providence medow any parte thereof or the whole if need be to complete the payment of my debts as above - and if that is not seffient to complete the payments then I further order and impower my said Executor to sell and make sale of so much as my other lands where it can be best spared as to complete the payment of my just debts as above. I also do further appoint Jeremiah Haseltine to assist my Executor in the settlement of my estate.

Item     I further give to my three sons (viz) James, John & Ladd all my wareing apperil emideatly after my decese and in case my wife shall be taken away or marry before all my sons come of age to take there land
then then youce of what shall remain shall go among my children that are then under age and also in such a case that part of the leaguses which was to be paid after my wifes decese or marriage shall be paid at the same time the other half is to be paid I also give for the youce of the famoly all my lather

and I declare this and this only to be my last will and testament and Desire it may be Received and approved as such in the Testimony where of I have here unto set my hand and seal this Twenty Seventh day of february in the fifth year of his Majesties Reign AD 1765.
Signed Seeled and Declared in the presents of us - Samuel Whitaker, Joseph Haseltine [Jun?] Jeremiah Haseltine  - signed by his mark - James Haseltine 

Transcribed by Amylynne Baker-Santagate -

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink"
      So, we're finally moving on to a point where a lot has been openly published online by others, some of which is sourced and some of which is not. Over the next two weeks I'll be sharing my notes & sources for Asa & Mary, what exists, what doesn't exist, etc. In the first half of this post I'll discuss their possible children & in the second half next week, I'll discuss piecing their life together through records.
      Asa Haseltine was born on June 15, 1742 in Haverhill, MA, son of James Haseltine and Elizabeth Hutchins (Haverhil VR). Asa married Mary Ober on Dec 6, 1763 in Haverhill, Ma (Haverhil VR). Mary was born on Aug 10 1745 in Salem, NH and was the daughter of Israel Ober and Mary Pittman of Salem, NH (NHVR). Some state her full name as "Mary Elizabeth Ober" I have not seen a source that backs this up - if you have one - please share it in the comments.
      Birth records for their children have not been found & were likely not recorded anywhere. We can assume they were born in Atkinson, NH as that is where they lived at the time but no records for them exist there. Atkinson’s Vital Records at the Historical Society was checked as well as the Congregational Church Records for Atkinson held at the NH State Library. The towns of Windham, Derryfield, Haverhill & Salem were also checked. Further, Asa did not leave a will or probate behind.
    Lapham has been the main source of noted births etc - this is a problem because he is not always right, however, as discussed in the weeks prior to this blog post through the deeds we can be fairly certain that this is all the same family – but it is certainly NOT all indisputable. I would LOVE to know what others have found.
                                               Possible Children of Asa & Mary – order uncertain
1. Asa Haseltine [Jr.] b: Aug 9, 1764 (NHVR – no parents listed) m: Rebecca Hogg [b. 1762] on Mar 19 1793, both of Derryfield in Goffstown/Manchester, NH (NHVR). Wife of Asa Haselton died Sep 4, 1848 age 86, according to History of Chester pg 627.
                                                All birth records NHVR say “Pagy” as the mother
                                             [weird because her name really seems to be Rebecca]
            i. John  Haseltine b. Jul 30 1794 Derryfield/Manchester, NH
          ii. Asa Haseltine b. Aug 5 1796 Derryfield/Manchester, NH
        iii. Rebeckah Haseltine b. Aug 5 1796 Derryfield/Manchester, NH
        iv. Silas Haseltine b. Nov 10 1798 Derryfield/Manchester, NH
         v. Phineas Haseltine b. Jan 23 1801 Derryfield/Manchester, NH d. Dec 14 1885 death says son of 
              Asa & Rebecca Hodge
        vi. Edward Haseltine b.  Apr 19 1803 Derryfield/Manchester, NH – there must be a story here as it
              seems he was appointed a guardian in adulthood, see probate records and deeds for him in
              Hillsborough County.
Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Some of Their Descendants, Compiled by Lapham, published by F.H. Hazelton, 1892 - 368 pages pg 149 states: married ____Hoag Children: John m: _ Hall; Asa drowned; Rebecca m: Joseph Kimball of Salem, NH; Silas m: _____Hall; Phineas m: __McMurphy; Edward -

2. Polly Haseltine*  b: 1770 m: David Calef about 1792. He was b. a 1767 in Chester, NH, farmer, (according to the birth of Jonathan) lived first in Chester on the homestead (RC Deed 152-98 in 1788) then traded property with James Emerson (RC 195-213 in 1799; 185-264 in 1799) & resided in Londonderry, NH. Both lived to be 84. They are buried in Moore’s Cemetery in Manchester, NH per FindaGrave. “Moore Cemetery is visible from Brown Avenue, but shares an entrance with Pine Island Park.” Also see Hillsborough County deed 98-376 which states that David owned part of the Haseltine Mill. Other deeds should be checked as well.
                                        They had at least 8 children, order uncertain:
          i. Stephen Calef b. Aug 10 1798 in Londonderry, NH 4th child, (NHVR)
        ii. John Calef
       iii. Mary Calef
       iv. Jonathan Calef b. May 11 1806 in Londonderry, NH, 8th child (NHVR)
        v. Betsey Calef
       vi. Ruth Calef
Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Some of Their Descendants, Compiled by Lapham, published by F.H. Hazelton, 1892 - 368 pages pg 151-2 states: married David Calef, Children: Betsey; Jonathan; John; Stephen; Nancy; Ruth; Mary; Sarah
           Also see - Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A ..., Volume 2
edited by Ezra S. Stearns, William Frederick Whitcher, Edward Everett Parker pg 885.  

3. Phillip Haseltine b. a1768-1771 – see previous post here

4. James Haseltine  b:A1772 – d. Oct 18 1848 in Manchester, NH of consumption (NHVR) I haven’t looked into him at all – but I will say there are a zillion deeds under “James” in Hillsborough County that should be researched.

5. Betsy Haseltine   B. a1773? Possibly married Philip Stevens, both of Derryfield, in Goffstown, NH on Mar 4 1795 (NHVR)
             i. Alpha Stevens b. Aug 2 1798 in Derryfield, NH (NHVR)
Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Some of Their Descendants, Compiled by Lapham, published by F.H. Hazelton, 1892 - 368 pages pg 152 states: married ____ Stevens; Abigail; Alpheus; Elizabeth

6. Stephen Haseltine  b: a1774 Lapham says he moved to Newport NH, but I don’t see him on a census there in 1820 or 1830. Deeds clearly state he was the brother of David, but nothing found specifically states he was the brother of the others. He is last seen for sure in Manchester, NH 1810. The only Stephen on the census in Newport doesn’t show up until 1860.
      There is a marriage in Salem, NH between Stephen Haseltine of Derry, NH & Lydia Haseltine of Salem, NH on March 15 1803 reported by Salem, NH, not sure it’s him or not (NHVR) That Lydia Haseltine is the daughter of Jonathan & Sarah (Kimball) Haseltine b. Aug 27, 1782 in Salem, NH which links to the family in Springfield, NH. A Stephen does show up in Springfield, NH during 1830 [age 40-49 b. 1781-1790] & 1840 -30-39]?, but he is not old enough, could be his son?
             i. Kimball Haseltine b. Feb 3 1804 in Manchester, NH according to d. Jun 18 1893 in
                Springfield, NH son of Stephen & Lydia (NHVR) m: Hepsibah Smith May 15 1834 Sunapee, NH
                (NHVR) She was b. 1811 & died Nov 24 1880 age 69 in Springfield, NH, dau of Nathan Smith &
                Sally (NHVR)
             ii. Albert Haseltine b. Oct 4 1814 Sunapee, NH according to d. Jan 27 1892 77y3m23d
                 Springfield, NH (NHVR)
Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Some of Their Descendants, Compiled by Lapham, published by F.H. Hazelton, 1892 - 368 pages pg 151 states: married Lydia, daughter of Jonathan Kimball & moved to Newport, NH [Sullivan County] Children Kimball; Betsey; Lydia & other children born in Newport

7. David Haseltine b. a1776? Deeds clearly state he is Stephen’s brother & his wife was Mirium. There is a marriage to a Miriam Stevens in Manchester 1797 (NHVR). In a deed between David & Philip it also mentions Stephen is David’s brother, but nothing found specifically states he was the brother of the others. There is also a deed between Jonathan & David Hillsborough County Deed# 99-296 see previous post
                    i. David Haseltine b. Oct 11 1800 in Manchester, NH (NHVR)
                    ii. William G. Haseltine b.   in Manchester, NH d. Jan 11 1879, 78y 7m in Dunbarton, NH,
                        names David & “Maria” as parents (NHVR)
                    iii. Catherine Haseltine b. a1804 m: ______ Martin d. Apr 29 1873, 69y 8m in Lynn, MA
                    iv. Miriam Haseltine b. a1815 in Manchester, NH m1st ? m2nd: _____ Brown m3rd Ezekiel
                      Tibbetts on Nov 5 1876 in Goffstown, NH, son of Steven & Ruth Tibbetts (NHVR)
Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Some of Their Descendants, Compiled by Lapham, published by F.H. Hazelton, 1892 - 368 pages pg 150 states: married ______ Stephens and settled in Manchester, NH. Children: Sewall s. Manchester; Williiam; David s. near Boston; Son; Jonathan; Betsey; Catherine m: ____ Mansfield; Mary; Miriam

8. John Haseltine  b: Apr 31 1777 likely in Atkinson, NH as calculated by his death record. John married Lydia Flint b: Oct 29 1800, both of Derryfield, in Chester, NH (NHVR). He died of old age on Feb 20, 1861 83y9m20d in Manchester, NH but record does not state parents (NHVR).
                   i. Lydia Haseltine b. Feb 5 1801 in Derryfield, NH (NHVR) d. Jan 20 1887 85y 11m 15d in
                      Candia, NH m: McDuffee b. Manchester p: “John Haselton & Lydia Flint” (NHVR)
                 ii. Stephen Haseltine b. Nov 30 1802 in Derryfield, NH (NHVR) He lived in Manchester, NH
                     1850 Census
                iii. Cadevial Haseltine Aug 3 1804 in Derryfield, NH (NHVR)
                iv. John Haseltine Oct 3 1806 in Derryfield, NH (NHVR)
Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Some of Their Descendants Compiled by Lapham, published by F.H. Hazelton, 1892 - 368 pages, pg 151 states:”married Lydia Flint of Reading; Children: Lydia m: ____ Severance; Stephen; Kadmise (?); Caleb; Betsey; John d. of small pox; Lucinda; Lavina; Washington

9. Nancy Haseltine  b: a1788? Lapham says she married Jonathan Hazelton as his 2nd wife – there is a Jonathan who married Nancy in Bedford, NH Dec 25 1804 but no parents are listed on the record (NHVR). They are buried in Centre Cemetery, Manchester, NH. She died Oct 17 1836 according to her grave stone age 48 [1788], death record not found. Jonathan died May 23 1846 age 48 [b. 1798] according to his gravestone & NHVR-no parents listed. Jonathan was part owner of the Haseltine Mill in Hillsborough County Deed # 98 376. There is also a deed between Jonathan & David Hillsborough County Deed# 99-296 see previous post
Genealogical Sketches of Robert and John Hazelton and Some of Their Descendants, Compiled by Lapham, published by F.H. Hazelton, 1892 - 368 pages pg 151 states: became the second wife of Jonathan Hazelton; Mary b. Nov 15 1807 m: Joshua Coming, moved to Wisconsin; Sarah b. Aug 3 1813 m: Josiah Davis of Manchester; Nancy m: Levi Russell s. California; Jonathan b. Mar 2 1818; Judith b. Jan 5 1820

Continued next week - Surname Saturday -  Piecing Together Asa Haseltine & Mary Ober's Life Together

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Ok so…finally I think I have gathered enough circumstantial evidence to be 90% sure of a few things regarding our Philip. While we still do not have anything that clearly states Philip, James, Asa Jr., John, Stephen & David were all brothers…and sons of Asa – through the deeds we can tell at one time or another they all lived within a close proximity to each other, where it seems the other Philip Jr. lived near the Sheldon/Sheldings Family, the Boyd’s & his father-in-law Ezekiel Stevens.

We can also see through the deeds that David Calef was also nearby our Philip and he was said to have married their sister Polly. As for the other sisters, I’m still not sure and will have to visit that briefly in my blog specifically about Asa. I highly recommend if you descend from one of the other brothers to do further research on the deeds in Hillsborough County as there are still more for the others I have not read. I also realize for most people this will all be clear as mud. I will at some point write up a proof summary which hopefully will be easier to follow and prove the situation better.

It seems adding to the confusion of our Philip is the fact that not only did Philip Jr remove to NY but our Philip did also, and further it seems that, he likely did have a second wife & more children. I am currently following this lead in Herniker County NY but those results will need to be discussed in an update at a later time. This lead is indicated in the census records (see part I) & the following deed:

Feb 24 1823 148-238 Philip of Winfield, NY to Dudley Porter of Haverhill “This indenture made this 24 day of February 1823 between Phillip Haseltine of the town of Winfield in the county of Herkiner and state of New York, and Dudly Porter of Haverhill”, Essex, Ma land from James Patterson of Londonderry, Phillip for the sum of 609.47 pd by Dudley land purchased from James Patterson Nov 4 1811; also all the land leased to him by Patterson with the same date. Witnesses John Goff & Hugh Boyes

Nov 4 1811 92-173 Philip Husbandman from James Patterson of Londonderry, 1500.00 tract description of land in Manchester doesn’t have names, mentions bridge, also common land purchased from [Merserins?] Webster; Witness John Dinsmore & William Rogers

May 1 1812 93-532 Philip to Dudley Porter Jr. of Haverhill, Merchant same land from James Patterson of Londonderry also mortgage 344.00 Witness Samuel Knight & Eleazer Porter; Philip mortgages the land from Porter

The next few deeds are for my ggg grandfather Simon Hazelton, Philip’s son and it seems safe to say it would be very weird if Simon mortgaged the same land if it wasn’t his father’s, which now connects us to the Philip in Herkiner County, NY.

Oct 9 1834 180-109 – Hard Copy – Simon Heselton of Manchester Yeoman 350.00 to James McQuestion & Gilbert Greeley, farm in Manchester called Porter Farm, lately occupied by James Arwine [who was one of the paupers in town see pg 91 of Early Records of the Town of Manchester, Formerly Derryfield, New Hampshire, 1817-1828]  bounded on the southeast corner by Samuel Gamples hog pen,, northerly by Samuel Gamble’s land, to Israel Merrill’s land occupied by Josiah Perry, southerly by Merrill’s land & land of Thomas Gamble,  & eastwardly to the bound first mentioned. 40 acres reserving the highway. Witnesses: Elbridge Weston, Frederick G. Stark,  Appeared Oct 29 1834. Condition of the deed Simon shall pay McQuestion & Greeley 250.00, payable by two notes each for 125.00 to each man. Side Bar Aug 28 1835 Gilbert Greeley

Note & deed dated Oct 8 1836 192-114 – Hard copy – Simon Heseltine of Manchester, yeoman to David Young of Manchester, Yeoman, 200.00, Land w/ buildings, 40acres that he bought from Gilbert Greeley & James McQuestion[?] where I now live, bound on the south by Thomas Gamble, on the east & north by Samuel Gamble, west by Josiah Perry reserving the highway through the same. Mortgage – Simon is to pay according to his note in words the sum of 200.00 with interest dated ; Witnesses: William P. Farmer & Sam’l Jackson; Side bar “Aug 16, 1837 [?] David Young”

Further, these brief deed notes are all for land that was very near or abutting previously mentioned land and still there are even more not mentioned here:

 ·         70-190-191 Phillip from Thomas Cheney 20 ac by Jonathan Aikens, Little Pond Brook so called, David Haselton’s land, Jun 14 1805
·         79-449 Philip to William Gamel – 9ac bnd Jonathan Aikens, bogg, Joseph Moors land, Witness Abner Pingree & Stephen Pingree Oct 14 1805, appeared Jul 21 1808
·         80-59-60 Philip to Dudley Porter (also in 9/2) – Gentleman or Yeoman bnd Wm Gambell’s land, -same land bought from Thomas Cheney- Sep 12 1808 Witnes John Dinsmore & Timo Kindall Jr
·         100-362 Dudley Porter Jr of Haverhill to David 6ac same that was laid to him by William V. Reid in Sep 1805; Apr 10 1811,
·         98 376 – Samuel Adams, Charles Redfield 1000 to Asa Haseltine Jr. ¼ of the mill forrmerly being called Haseltine’s Mill & the other half being owned & occupied by David Calf, Jonathan Haseltine & Adams & Redfield. Nov 4 1813
·         118-183 Asa Jr etal to John 250.00 Cohas Brook, Isaac Huse, Londonderry line, Asa Haseltine, Rattlesnake Pond, 50ac – Signed Asa & Rebecah; Witnesses Isaac Huse & Stephen Haseltine Dec 3 1813
·         147-598 Asa to Edward of Chester, bnd David Webster, Jonathan Haseltine, Asa Jr land, Cohas Brook, Peirce Brook, Widow Conants, Sawyer, Aug 1 1826
·         39-544-46 Asa to Thomas Cheney
·         53-484 Asa Jr to David – John Dickey 1801
·         98-372 Asa Jr from James Friend, Samuel Ober, Israel Andrew Dodge all of Wenham 200 pounds [through 98-377] 300 acres bounded by John Deasey[?] Abel Huse, Widow Symonds, Maj John Webster “and others” Also 7ac meadow bnded John Little, Abel Huse, Gregg,
·         99-296 David & Miriam etal to Jonathan 1000.00 bnd by John Dickey’s land, Cohas brook, Mill yard maj Webster, Joshua Page, Another piece of 10ac bnd Dickey, Abel Huse, Cohas Brook, Mar 23 1809 Witnesses Silas Bellows & Asa Haseltine Jr

                                           Next week we can finally move on to Asa Haseltine Sr!!!

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Ok, last week I left off with the deeds that were definitely our Philip & Alice Haseltine. So this week I’m picking up with the deeds that I need to prove are the same couple and not the other Philip Jr, because unfortunately the two Philip’s were not consistently labeled differently and require more chatter about why they belong to our Philip & not the other.

So, the following deeds are also our Philip’s & we know this because these connect back to the definite deeds from last week [HC deed 67-335 & 73-413]. Also in these deeds we can clearly see that David & Stephen Haseltine are definitely brothers. However, there is no confirmation or denial that Philip Haseltine is or isn’t their older brother. One very small thing leads me to believe he could be though… & that is the fact that Philip bought this land from Stephen for 550.00 & sold it to David for 20.00. That is a pretty significant loss unless we can find something else that may have been done in conjunction with it to make more sense of that.

Feb 15 1802 : 69-485 Stephen Haselton,  Derryfield, yeoman to Philip Haseltine, Derryfield, yeoman, 550.00, “the full half of the land that I the said Stephen & my brother David Hesselton bought from Thomas Griffe said land is situated in said Derryfield the whole of said land contains 110 acres be the same nore or less to be equally divided quantity by quality reference being had to the deed that said Griffen gave to the said Stephen & David Hesselton where the bounded of said land is fully described or however the same may be butted and bounded with the one half of the buildings on said land -----“ Signed Stephen Heseltine; Witnesses: John & Mary Bell, John Bell being Justice of the Peace. Recorded Apr 29 1806 by Isaac Brooks, Regr.

Jan 7 1809 : 93-217-218 Philip Haseltine of Derryfield, Yeoman to David Haseltine, Derryfield, Husbandman, “for the sum of twenty dollars” [after having pd 550.00?] “ A certain part of a lot of land which David Haseltine & Stephen Haseltine bought of Thomas Griffen and is bounded as follows south on land of David Flints and east on land of David Dickey and northerly on land of Majr John Miltemors and westerly on the road leading from David Calf house to Capt John Perems and contains 54acres be the same more or less.” Signed by Philip Heseltine; Witnesses Daniel & Eliza Miltimore, Daniel Miltimore being Justice of the Peace; Recorded Mar 27 1812 by Isaac Brooks Regr.
         If we then look for the purchase from Thomas Griffen we find:

Sept 27 1801 : 53-472 Thomas Griffin, Derryfield, Yeoman to to David Hasseltine & Stephen Hasseltine, Derryfield, Husbandmen, 800.00, tract of land in Derryfield “containing 110 aces be the same more or less bounded northerly by Thomas Cheney’s land, westerly on Cohas Brook, Southerly by Jonathan Young & Peter Emerson’s land , and easterly on William Perry’s and John Griffin’s land, it being all the land I bought of my father Ceaser Griffin and part of the land I bought of William Gregg and others & is all the land I now own in said Derryfield, reserving out of said  bounds all the laid out highways - Also a pew in said Derryfield meetinghouse situated on the ground floor and adjoining the wall on the south side of the east door.” Signed by Thomas Griffin & Pamil [or Parnil?] Griffin; Witnesses John Bell & John Bell Jr.; Recorded Oct 26 1801.

From there it seems these two deeds from last week [also detailed the] are in a very close approximation of the same land: 

Feb 16 1804 : 67-335 Phillip & Alice Haseltine of Derryfield, Husbandman to David Flint of Derryfield, Husbandman. 500.00 land in Derryfield, 40 ac, bounded “on the north line of Jonathan Young’s farm”, “southeast corner of Peter Emerson’s land”, “highway on the southwestly side of the road leading by the barn on the farm which belonged to Thomas Griffin”, then on to the north side of the highway  near the NW corner of the house that Jacob Atwood now lives,  to Capt John Perham’s land, aforesaid Young’s Farm, “with all the buildings standing on said premises”. Signed Philip Heseltine & Alice heseltin.. Witnesses: Isaac Huse & Jacob Atwood, Philip appeared before John Stark Jr Mar 13 1804, Recorded Nov 8 1805 by Isaac Brooks Regr

Apr 23 1806 : 73-413 Phillip & Alice Haseltine of Derryfield, Husbandman, to David Flint of Derryfield, Husbandman, 350 dollars, land in Derryfield butted by said Flint’s land & land of Jonathan Young, then west by Young’s land to the SE corner of Peter Emerson’s land, the northerly by Emerson’s land to the highway leading from David Dickey’s to Major Aikens then by said hwy to land owned by Capt John Perham’s land, back to Flint’s land, 35 acres, reserving the highways, signed by Philip heseltine & Alice heseltine; Witnesses: Samuel P Kidder & Wm Blodget; Philip appeared before Samuel P. Kidder JP Apr 23 1806; Recorded Jun 10 1807 by Isaac Brook Regr.

In addition - I am adding this deed on Massabesic Pond as it must also be our Philip -  
 Aug 29 1801 - 63-292 & 293 Philip Haseltine of Derryfield, Yeoman, to Currier Fitz of Londonderry, Husbandman,  – 56.00 one undivied half in Derryfield 76acres be the same more or less and which is part of Lot 23 of 2nd Dev laid out to the original right of Shadrach Walton in Chester grant bounded as follows: beginning at the northeast corner of the land originally Thomas Silvers at a large rock by the side of Massabesic Pond thence North west, sixty four and a half rods to the northwest corner of James Adams additional lands thence north forty three and three quarters degrees west about sixty one rods to a birch tree marked standing on the line formerly owned by Timothy Dustin being the corner of land I sold to James Haseltine [deed not found] thence north forty two and a half degrees east, about ninety two rods & three quarters of a rod to a stake & stones on the common land, thence south east to Massabesic Pond, thence by said pond to the first mentioned bound ---reserving out of said bounds for highways; Signed by Philip heselton; Witnesses by John Bell & John Bell Jr. Recorded Oct 20 1804 by I Brooks Regr

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