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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  I am looking for my early ancestors from Hampton, N.H. will I find any records online if I join NEHGS?


Answer:  There are many resources for Hampton, N.H. families you can search on NEHGS.  However you may specifically be interested in George F. Sanborn and Melinde L. Sanborn's work titled Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009) available online.  The following description describes the collection: Hampton, New Hampshire, first called Winnacunnet, was settled in 1638 by the Reverend Stephen Bachiler (ca. 1561–1656) and a small group of followers from Newbury, Massachusetts. While settlement had commenced in the summer of that year, the church was dedicated by Mr. Bachiler on 14 October 1638, the date usually considered as the beginning of the town. But the grant from the government of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay (which exercised control over the area at the time), was given on 6 June 1639, when Hampton was "allowed to be a town and hath power to choose a constable and other officers." Thus the town of Hampton officially dates from 1639. This volume is also available in our Boston research library, call number F44.H3 S26 1992.


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