Phillip was born Mar 13, 1684-5 in Haverhill, Ma son of John Haseltine Jr & Mary Nelson (Haverhill VR). Phillip married Judith Webster on Jan 9, 1717-18 in Haverhill, Ma (Haverhill VR). She was born Sept 1694 in Haverhill, Ma daughter of John Webster & Tryphena Locke (Haverhill VR).
Phillip & Judith buried 6 of their 8 living children between May 30 - Sept 1 1738. Haverhill Vital Records does not indicate exactly what the cause was but we can speculate that it was probably what was known as Throat Distemper / Diphtheria as there was a very large outbreak in New England during that year. Haverhill lost 50% of the children under 15 years old due to this disease see Colonial America To 1763 By Thomas L. Purvis.
Philip was by trade a weaver, of what I’m not sure, but his stature in the community advanced and by the age 42 in 1727 he was referred to as “Sergt. Philip Haseltine”; 1737 “Gentleman” in deeds & by 1740 it was often “Captain”.
He was one of the Selectmen in Haverhill during 1726, 27, 33, 40, 41, 42, 43, 50, 52, 53 & a Representative/Deputy for Haverhill 1744-5 & 1751-2. See: The City Charter as Amended by Subsequent Legislation and the Ordinances of ...By Haverhill (Mass.); The Acts & Resolves, Public and Private, of the Providence…by Clifford, Wheeler, etal. Published Under Chapter 87 of the Resolves of the General Court of the Commonwealth for the Year 1867 Pg 536; History of Haverhill pg 661; Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court 1691-1780 index on NEHGS states: "Philip Hasleton" Haverhill HR 1743-45, 51; moderator 1752; capt.; M Judith Webster (?1694-?1782) in 1718, 10 ch; farmer. In four years, he served on two HR committees. The earliest deed found for Philip was dated Jan 19 1719-20, Essex County Deed #37-183 when Philip Haseltine of Haverhill, weaver, purchased 10 acres of land in Haverhill “commonly called ye grate hill” from Joseph Little of Newbury. The land was bounded by Joseph Bond, Joseph Neff, said Philip Haseltine, Daniel Ladd & Joseph Little, excepting that right & interest which widow Mary Boyton of Bradford has from when she was the widow of Capt Simon Wainwright for her natural life and then to be free to be Philip’s.
A few years later on Jan 25 1722-3, Philip purchased an acre & 60 rods of land from Joseph Neff on Essex County Deed 42-236, bounded by Daniel Lad & Philip Haseltine.
A few short months later on Mar 2 1722-3, Deed 42-240 it shows John Haseltine of Haverhill, shipwright, transferring property to Son Philip, weaver. This land was bounded by Joseph Neff, Joseph Bond, & Hawk Meadow Rd. The “Deacon John Haseltine” appeared to verify Feb 10 1723-4.
July 15 1737, Philip, Gentleman, purchased 50 acres in Haverhill from John Fowle Jr of Woburn & Nathan Symonds Jr of Haverhill Deed 95-233, bounded by Captain’s Pond, trees & or stakes & stones.
Benjamin Haseltine, who was a brother of Philip, transferred all the rest of his land in Haverhill and a meadow in Methuen to Philip & another brother Joseph, on Jul 16 1740 with Essex County Deed 101-247 for 1000 pounds. The land in Haverhill “lying by the great river on ye west side of the west [river or rieven] with a house & barn on the same and all the rest of my lands in Haverhill and a piece of meadow called Speck[?] Meadow in the Township of Methuen.” On the last Tuesday in March 1743 James Haseltine & Thomas Page testified that Benjamin Haseltine, now deceased, made this instrument. They had been the original witnesses on the deed. Part of this seems to be sold on Rockingham County deed #63-109 - 39 acres in Methuen to Peter Youring Mar 27 1745 witnessed by Joseph & Elizabeth Haynes – “Then Captain Philip Haseltine”.
Dec 9th 1757 Philip gave his oldest Haseltine grandson, 15 yr old Asa, 50 acres of land in Atkinson, NH & Haverhill, MA on Captain’s Pond (now Salem) on Rockingham County, NH Deed #111-50. This appears to be the land Philip purchased on Essex County, MA Deed 95-233. It seems that land might have been off what is now Liberty Street in Salem, NH. The deed was officially recorded in Rockingham County Court in person by Phillip May 23 1764. It was witnessed by John & Jeremiah Haseltine.
There is also a Rockingham County deed # 100-303 in which Philip grants land to his Dustin grandchildren, children of his daughter Tryphena: Timothy, Moses, Peter & Nathaniel, all minors, “me there unto moving”. Land in Salem, NH known by the name of Policy Meadow containing 10 acres on Dec 9 1757, witnesses Phillip Haseltine Jr [prob grandson Phillip of Windham] & Jeremiah Haseltine. Philip appeared May 23 1764.
Dec 16 1757 Philip of Haverhill, Gentleman, consideration of love & good will and affection toward “Grand son Phillip Haseltine” of Haverhill, minor , “me thereunto moving” 30 ac in Haverhill part bounded by highway; Daniel Bradley’s land; Samuel Marbles land; John Silver, and land formerly Joseph Bonds land, “it being my homestead land”. Also 14 acres of pasture by the West Parish Meetinghouse bound by the highway; Thomas Webster; Samuel Haseltine; Samuel Batchelder,– witnessed by John Haseltine & Jeremiah Haseltine. Essex County deed 118-49 & 50. Philip appeared to verify this was his deed May 23 1764.
It seems if Philip did move, he moved somewhere else in Haverhill, or returned to Haverhill by May 1 1759 as Essex County deed #106-246 Philip Haseltine, Gent’l & Joseph Haseltine, yeoman, both of Haverhill sell to Jacob Ayer of Haverhill, Tanner, 10 acres & 12 Rods bounded by the road leading from Daniel Bradley’s to the Merrimack River, southerly by the Merrimack River, northerly & westerly by Jonathan Duston. The same day they sell land in Haverhill on the 119-254 to Ebenzer Runnels, Blacksmith.
On Mar 18 1760 Philip & several others are on a committee to sell the parsonage lands in Haverhill. Hannah Page, widow of Joshua, was granted it on Essex County Deed 111-275. There were several complicated events described within which led to this.
Phillip & Joseph of Haverhill RC #68-488 -5 acres known as Spicket Meadow in New Salem to James Jones of Methuen Aug 20 1761 witnessed by Jeremiah & Lydia Haseltine. It is located by a brook, Spicket Meadow, & the meadow of Ebenezer Page.
Sep 1 1761 Philip Haseltine, Gentleman & Joseph Haseltine, Yeoman, both of Haverhill sell a parcel of land about half an acre & 7 rods to Jonathan Shepard Jr., Blacksmith of Haverhill. It is bounded by the highway near the frog pond, Jonathan Duston, & said Shepard’s. The Essex County Deed 118-125 was witnessed by Philip Haseltine & Jeremiah Haseltine. Joseph appeared to verify on Jan 16 1764.
It seems from the many deeds in which Jeremiah Haseltine is a witness for Philip that they must have been close. The only Jeremiah Haseltine I found that could have been him was born Jun 24 1712 (Hav-VR) Jun 29 (Brdfd-VR) [Nathaniel, Nathaniel, John]. That Jeremiah also had a brother John b. Mar 5 1713. These men would be cousins of Philip’s, if they are in fact are the correct John & Jeremiah. Seems like Jeremiah married Lydia Duston Jun 27 1764 in Hampstead, NH by Rev. Henry True & he died in Walpole, NH Sept 20 1807. Lydia may have died 1784 in Haverhill, MA. Note their marriage is 3 yrs after a Jeremiah & Lydia Haseltine witnessed deed 68-488, so it seems there may have been 2 couples.
Haverhill Vital Records pg 415 states “Hasaltine, Judith, Mrs., Sept. 29 1782, a. 92 y. C.R. 3.” She is buried in an unknown location. Philip died after May 23 1764. The last records found of him alive are when he appeared in court to verify the deeds from giving his grandchildren land. No death or probate record has been found for him or his wife. Double check Rockingham Probate.
Children of Phillip & Judith were:
1. John Haseltine b: Sept 22, 1718 d: Feb 5 1723 (age 5) – twin (both in Haverhill VR)
2. Phillip Haseltine b: Sept 22, 1718 d: Aug 5 1738 (age 20) – twin (both in Haverhill VR)
3. James Haseltine b: Mar 28, 1720 - Click here to see previous post about him
4. Tryphena Haseltine b: May 3 1722 m: Nathaniel Dustin Jr Apr 28 1742 (both in Haverhill VR)
5. Ann Haseltine b: Jun 25 1724 d: Jun 21 1738 (age 4) (both in Haverhill VR)
6. Lois Haseltine b: Jul 12 1726 d: Jun 2 1738 (age 12) (both in Haverhill VR)
7. Benjamin Haseltine b: Aug 21 1728 d: May 30 1738 (age 10) – twin (both in Haverhill VR)
8. Joseph Haseltine b: Aug 21 1728 d: Sep 2 1728 (age 10 days) –twin (both in Haverhill VR)
9. Stephen Haseltine b: Jan 18 1731-2 d: Jun 29 1738 (age 6) (both in Haverhill VR)
10. Asa Haseltine b: Oct 9 1735 d: Sept 1 1738 (age 3) (both in Haverhill VR)
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