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1. ______-

Henry, Thomas and Alice are placed as siblings as they were contemporary with each other and appear to
have been the only Curriers in Salisbury at the time. With Thomas naming a child Henry and Henry naming
a probable child Thomas, they would appear to be closely related. There is a will for a Thomas currye of
Wilton, Wiltshire dated 1535.

Issue-
 2I. HENRY- m. 25 Nov. 1579 Salisbury, MARGARET CORBIN
 II. Thomas- m. 11 Sept. 1592 Salisbury, Margaret Russell
 III. Ales- bpt. 1 Oct. 1560 St. Thomas, Salisbury

2I. HENRY-

m. 25 Nov. 1579 Salisbury, MARGARET CORBIN

Issue-

 ?3I.THOMAS- m. 14 Jan. 1610/1 St. Thomas, Salisbury, MARTHA OSBORNE


 II. Mary- bpt. 28 Sept. 1590 St. Edmunds, Salisbury

Thomas-

m. 11 Sept. 1592 Salisbury, Margaret Russell

St. Edmunds church- Salisbury

Issue-

 Cutbeard- bpt. 13 Oct. 1593 St. Edmunds, Salisbury


 Francis- bpt. 20 July 1595 St. Edmunds, Salisbury
 Ann- bpt. 20 Jan. 1596 St. Edmunds, Salisbury, m. 16 June 1623 St. Thomas, Salisbury, Richard
Christopher

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 Dorothy- bpt. 27 Jan. 1599 St. Edmunds, Salisbury, m. 17 Sept. 1629 St. Thomas, Salisbury, Richard
Wotton
 Henry- bpt. 30 July 1602 St. Edmunds, Salisbury, m. Martha _____ (daughter Martha bpt. 1624 St.
Thomas)
 Alice- bpt. 28 July 1605 St. Edmunds, Salisbury

Ref:

Parish records for St. Edmunds and St. Thomas, Salisbury

3I. THOMAS- (HENRY 2)

m. 14 Jan. 1610/1 MARTHA OSBORNE, St. Thomas Church, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Given Thomas the elder’s marriage in 1592 I suspect that Thomas the younger was the son of Henry
married in 1579 and not the Thomas married in 1592 unless that Thomas was married previously.

St. Thomas church- Salisbury

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Doomsday painting- St. Thomas c.1475

Issue-

 I. Elizabeth- bpt. 28 Oct. 1611 St. Thomas, Salisbury


 I. Thomas- bpt. 23 Jan. 1613 St. Thomas, Salisbury, m. Elizabeth______ (daughter Mary bpt. 1632 St.
Thomas)
 4I. RICHARD- bpt. 3 May 1616 St. Thomas, Salisbury, m.1. ANN ______ (d. after 5 Apr. 1675
Amesbury), 2. 26 Oct. 1676 Joanna Pinder (b. 1621, d. Oct. 1690), d. 22 Feb. 1686/7
 III. Margaret- bpt. 3 Oct. 1619 St. Thomas, Salisbury

Ref:

"Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Philip Joseph Currier, Vol. I, p.4
Salisbury V.R.

4I. RICHARD (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3)

bpt. 3 May 1616 St. Thomas, Salisbury, Wiltshire


m.1. ANN ______ (d. after 5 Apr. 1675 Amesbury, MA)
2. 26 Oct. 1676 Amesbury, Joanna Pinder (b. 1621, m.1. 14 Nov. 1643 Salisbury, MA, Vallentine Rowell,
2. 18 Sept. 1670 William Sargent, d. Oct. 1690 Amesbury, MA)
d. 22 Feb. 1686/7 Amesbury, MA

"Capt. Pike, attorney to the Worshipfull Mr. Francis Dove of Salisbury in Old England v. Edward French.
Trespass. For mowing the grass and carrying away the hay off a piece of meadow belonging to said Mr.
Dove, which marsh lay by the beach in Salisbury, by a sweepage lot formerly Mr. Hal's and thereby
claiming title of said marsh for several years last past. Verdict for plaintiff.

Rich. Currier, aged about forty-seven years deposed that he was servant to Mr. Fran. Dove when the
division of the land in controversy was made, and he and another servant, Thomas Macy, the latter agent
for his master, mowed it, said Macy saying that the bounds were marked by a pine tree on the beach, and he

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mowed at the head of the dead creek. Goodman French's sons mowed land of his master Dove's and they
told deponent that said French had bought it of Mr. Hauls, etc."(1)

Richard probably came to New England to look after the property of Francis Dove who was a friend of one
of the first Commoners, Christopher Batt. In exchange Dove probably paid for Richard's passage.

Richard was a millwight and was one of the original settlers of Salisbury. He is listed in the first division of
house lots in 1640 and received additional land in 1641 and 1642.

On 16 Feb. 1642 Richard sold to Abraham Morrill six house lots which were given to him by the town of
Salisbury, containing 7 acres, and on 20 Jan. 1644 he bought Joseph Moyce's new house, land and all
things thereunto belonging. He was taxed in 1650 4/6.(2)

In 1652 Richard and Anthony Colby were given power to lay out a road four rods wide "from ye mill
bridge to ye plain that goeth to ye Lion's Mouth", and in 1655 he and William Barnes were chosen "to take
account of all the staves due the town and examine them for the town and to give account to said company
when they shall call for it; also to take account of ye saw-mill which do saw for the use of the town."(3)

In 1654 there were sixty commoners in Salisbury and they voted that thirty families were to be chosen to
move west of the Powow River. Eighteen of these families were commoners and the number of commoners
were increased to 26 by the time Salisbury New Town became the town of Amesbury in 1668.(4) On 14
May 1666 he was chosen to go to the General Court and present the petition of the New Town for a
separation from the old town of Salisbury. The petition was presented by him at a session of the General
Court on 23 May 1666 and the request was granted. Richard heads the list of the eighteen commoners and
was one of the signers to the Articles of Agreement between the inhabitants of the Old Town and those of
the New Town, 1 May 1654. He received land grants there in 1654, 1658-9, 1662, 1664, and in 1668.(5)

In 1656 Richard and Thomas Macy were authorized to build a saw-mill on the west side of the Powow
River at the falls, with the privilege of using all the timber on the common not included in the grant to the
former mill, "excepting the oak and the right of people to make canoes". For this privilege they were to pay
the town £6 per year for ten years, in boards at current prices. No logs were to be carried to the east side of
the river to be sawed or to pay a penalty of 10/. "So the said Thomas Macy and Richard Currier do engage
to saw what logs the townsmen bring to the mill for their own use, to saw them to the halves within a
month after they are brought to the mill if there be water, the first logs that come to be sawne and so the
rest in order as they are brought". Thomas Macy sold his interest in the mill in 1658 and moved out of town
in 1659.

"The deposition of Richard Currier, aged about sixty-six years, testifieth that I keep a saw-mill at
Amesbury near unto the saw-mill that do belong to Salisbury upon the same river and I have sawne this
Spring about five or six thousand feet of boards a week for three months together, and do swear that ye
saw-mill that do belong unto Salisbury is no ways inferior to the mill at Amesbury and has been as well
improved, and further say that the saw-mills did sett about four months but had not a full head of water." 25
Sept. 1682.(6)

Richard Currier of Salisbury, planter gave to his "son and daughter", Samuel Foot and wife Hannah the
dwelling house and land he bought from George Martyn in Salisbury new town, bounded by the street and
John Hoyt Jr., as well as the landing place by the "Pawwaus river", 5 May 1661.(7) Samuel Foot of
Amesbury, seaman, gave to his father-in-law Richard Currier of Amesbury, planter, "ye dwelling house and
land given to me by my said father in Amesbury...8: 5m: 1671."(8)

Richard Currier of "Emsbery", planter exchanged the house and land "conveyed to Samuel Foot of
Emsbery, planter", for his 30-acre lot of upland in Amesbury, bounded by Philip Challis, John Jimson,
Cobler's brook and the highway, 8 July 1671."(9)

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In 1665 Richard was one of a committee of three to build the first meeting house in the New Town, and one
of a committee of two to secure a minister. In 1667 his name stands first "to set at the tabell" of the new
meeting house.(10)

Richard was acting clerk of Salisbury New Town in 1660-1 and at the March meeting in 1662 he was
chosen: "to keep the book of records and to record all meetings and to be allowed twelve pence for each
meeting." He held this office until 14 Dec. 1674 when his son Thomas took over the job.(11)

Richard was a soldier in the Narragansett war and his descendants drew land in Narragansett township No.
1 (Buxton, ME) due to his service. In Feb. 1675 the constables of Marlboro, Sudbury, etc., were to care for
billeting the Plymouth forces passing through the towns; and the constables of Lynn, etc., were to care for
billeting the three Norfolk County soldiers, John Dickison, Richard Currier and Thomas Mudgett, for
Abram Morrill until they came to Salisbury their home.(12)

Richard was clerk of the writs, commissioner to try small cases, and a selectman for fifteen years. He last
served as a selectman in 1682/3 against his will and he declined to serve and was fined one shilling. Several
others were chosen and declined, but finally upon being re-chosen he consented to serve.(13)

He lived his final days at his step son's (Philip Rowell's) home. Tradition states that he drowned after
falling through the ice while crossing the mill pond by his saw mill.(14)

Richard's grandson Capt. Richard Currier was appointed administrator of his estate 6 Nov. 1710. Only one
lot of land and his common right in Amesbury are listed as he had deeded away his vast holdings before his
death.(15)

Issue- all children by Ann.

 I. Hannah- b. 8 July 1643 Salisbury, MA, m. 23 June 1659 Capt. Samuel Foot (d. 7 July 1690
Amesbury), d. after 26 Aug. 1708
 5II. THOMAS- b. 8 Mar. 1646 Salisbury, MA, m. 9 Dec. 1668 MARY OSGOOD (b. 3 Mar. 1649/0
Salibury, MA, d. 2 Nov. 1705 Amesbury), d. 27 Sept. 1712 Amesbury

Ref:

(1) Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts- Vol.III, pp.147, 253
(2) "Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass."- Harvey Lear Currier, 1910
(3) Ibid
(4) "Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, pp.1-3
(5) "Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass."- Harvey Lear Currier, 1910
(6) Ibid
(7) Norfolk Co. Deeds
(8) Ibid
(9) Ibid
(10) "Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass."- Harvey Lear Currier, 1910
(11) Ibid
(12) Mass. Archives
(13) "Genealogy of Richard Currier of Salisbury and Amesbury, Mass."- Harvey Lear Currier, 1910
(14) "Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, p.1
(15) Essex Co. Probate- Vol.310, pp.294, 327

Salisbury & Amesbury V.R.


"Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury"- David Hoyt, Vol.I, pp.118-9

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5II. THOMAS (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3, RICHARD 4)

b. 8 Mar. 1646 Salisbury, MA


m. 9 Dec. 1668 Amesbury, MA, MARY OSGOOD (b. 3 Mar. 1649/0 Salisbury, MA, d. 2 Nov. 1705
Amesbury, MA)
d. 27 Sept. 1712 Amesbury, MA

Thomas succeeded his father as town clerk in 1674, a job he held until his death. He was a selectman for 17
years and held many other local offices.

Thomas signed a petition in behalf of Mrs. Mary Challis of Amesbury 14 Mar. 1710/1 and was
commissioned to sell some of her land for her maintenance. He was also made administrator and overseer
of the estate of Lt. Philip Watson Challis 6 June 1711.(1)

Mary's father, William, deeded to her one fourth of his interest in his saw-mill in Salisbury in 1697.(2)

"...I, Thomas Currier, Sr., of the town of Amesbury... do make this my last will and testament...

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Currier three of those lots appertaining to that tract of land
where his dwelling house now stands, and that piece of swamp that the town gave me joining to said lots; I
mean the three eastwardmost lots.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Richard Currier one-third part, which is all of my part, of a lot of salt
marsh lying in Salisbury, in a place called the Higgledy- piggledy, which was formerly the marsh of
George Carr, Sr., late of Salisbury, deceased; and also my lot in the Threescore Acres in Amesbury,
commonly so called, near the Indian ground; also I do order my executors hereinafter named to pay to him
fifteen pounds in good pay within four years after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Currier one shilling and for this reason, that I have already
given him under my hand and seal in a deed of a gift a parcel of land in Salisbury which I bought of
Benony Tucker.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son William Currier two lots of land in Amesbury, in a place called
Whicher's hill division; I mean the two eastwardmost lots of that tract of land where his house now stands.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Currier the other two lots adjoining to William's westwardly of
William's.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Currier the one-half of a lot of land lying in Amesbury, in a
place called Red Oak hill, that end of said lot next Birchen meadow, and also one-half of a meadow lot in
Salisbury, in a place called the Higgledy-piggledy, formerly the lot of his grandfather Osgood, late of
Salisbury, deceased.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Currier the other half of the above said lot at Red Oak hill, and
also the other half of the meadow lot in Salisbury, formerly his said grandfather's.

Item. I give and bequeath to my two sons Benjamin and Ebenezer Currier, to be divided between them in
equal proportions, my homestead, together with all the houses, orchards and other privileges and
commodities and appurtenances thereto belonging, and if either of them should die without leaving issue
then their part to be divided amongst my other sons, and if there should be a widow or widows belonging to
those two sons above named then she that may be so left shall have twenty pounds in good merchantable
pay paid to her or them by my other sons as a dowry.

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Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary, now wife to Robert Hoyt, twelve pounds more than what
she has already had in good pay out of my personal estate, to be paid by my executors within two years
after my decease.

Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne, now wife to Samuel Barnard, twelve pounds...

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Ebenezer Currier my lot of marsh in Salisbury, at the beach, that I had
of his grandfather Osgood.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son John Currier one- third part of a lot of marsh in Salisbury, that I had of
Mr. George Goldwyre, which is all of my part of said lot.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Ebenezer Currier one lot in the Lion's Mouth, commonly so called next
to his brother Thomas Currier's lots: said lot was formerly John Hoyt's, deceased.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Currier the half of the Higgledy-piggledy lot of marsh in
Salisbury I had of William Sargent, deceased; I mean all my right in said lot.

Item. I give and bequeath all my part of a saw-mill in Salisbury, that is a full quarter part of said mill, to my
nine sons, equal shares alike.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son-in-law John Stevens one shilling as a legacy.

And I do appoint, make, constitute and ordain my sons Benjamin and Ebenezer Currier joint executors to
this my last will and testament.

As witness my hand and seal, this twenty-sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and eight, and in the seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne, by the Grace of God,
of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the faith, etc.

Thomas Currier

in presence of us
her
Hannah X Foot
mark
Ben. Eastman
Jos. Brown"

"An inventory of the estate of Deacon Thomas Currier of Amesbury, deceased 27 September 1712, given in
by executors:

Wearing apparel............................................... 10 07
Arms and ammunition...................................... 03 00
Money.............................................................. 36 00
Beds, bedding, woolen cloth and other linen... 31 05
Books............................................................... 02 00
Iron, pewter and brass household stuff............ 22 14
Lumber............................................................. 09 12
Hay and corn.................................................... 26 00
Cider................................................................. 06 16
Implements of husbandry................................. 17 05
Four oxen, 2 cows, 2 heifers, 1 calf, 25 sheep, 1 horse,

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13 swine, and 14 fowls, all............................... 44 05
House and homestead..................................... 450 00
Four lots of upland lying in the Lion's Mouth, and six
acres of swamp all.......................................... 100 00
Four lots of upland lying at Whittier's hill....... 80 00
Lot of upland at Red Oak hill, and the meadow at Birchen
meadow, all...................................................... 80 00
Two acres and a half of upland in the Threescore acres 06 00
Lot of marsh in the Higgledy- piggledy marsh 16 00
Lot of marsh at the beach................................. 15 00
One-third of a lot of marsh in the Higgledy-piggledies 15 00
One-third part of marsh called Carr's lot.......... 15 00
One-quarter part of saw-mill in Salisbury........ 30 00
A further remembrance of about...................... 01 00
Total..............................................................1057 04
Appraised the twenty-eighth day of October, 1712, by us
Jacob Morrill
Moses Morrill
Ben. Eastman"(3)

Issue- all children born in Amesbury.

 I. Hannah- b. 18 Mar. 1670, m. 18 May 1697 Haverhill, MA, John Stevens Jr. (b. 22 Mar. 1673/4
Newbury, MA, d. after 1729), d. 23 Jan. 1699/00
 II. Thomas- b. 28 Nov. 1671, m. 19 Sept. 1700 Amesbury, Sarah Barnard, will 8 Feb. 1749
 6III. RICHARD- b. 12 Apr. 1673, m. 29 Aug. 1695 Salisbury, DOROTHY BARNARD (d. 2 Mar.
1765 Amesbury), d. 8 Feb. 1747/8 Amesbury
 IV. Samuel- b. 3 Jan. 1674/5, int. 14 Dec. 1700 Amesbury, Dorothy Foot (d. 14 July 1720 Salisbury),
will 12 July- 9 Sept. 1735
 V. Mary- b. 28 Nov. 1676, m. 17 Mar. 1706/7 Amesbury, Robert Hoyt (will 18 Mar. 1740/1-1 June
1741), d.c.1766
 VI. Anne- b.c.1678, m. 22 Oct. 1696 Amesbury, Samuel Barnard (b. 10 Feb. 1672/3 Amesbury, Adm.
23 Jan. 1749/0), d. before 1752
 VII. William- b.c.1680/1, m. 14 Dec. 1704 Amesbury, Rachel Sargent (d. 19 Apr. 1720 Amesbury),
will 30 Oct. 1746- 13 Apr. 1752
 VIII. John- b.c.1682/3, m. 29 Nov. 1705 Amesbury, Judith Stevens (d. 4 Jan. 1736), will 18 Mar.- 12
Apr. 1742
 IX. Joseph- b.c.1685/6, m. 9 Dec. 1708 Sarah Brown, will 21 July- 5 Dec. 1748
 X. Benjamin- b. 27 Mar. 1688, m. Abigail Brown, will 16 July- 12 Sept. 1748
 XI. Ebenezer- b. 22 Aug. 1690, m. 8 Dec. 1713 Salisbury, Judith Osgood, will 18 Sept. 1745- 5 Mar.
1749
 XII. Daniel- b. 31 May 1692, m. 12 Dec. 1717 Amesbury, Sarah Brown, d. 24 Sept. 1727 Salisbury

Ref:

(1) MA Archives- Vol.17, pp.292-3


(2) "Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury"- David Hoyt, Vol.I, p.120
(3) Essex Co. Probate- Vol.310, pp. 477-9; Vol.313, pp. 39, 198; Vol.315, p. 329

"Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, pp. 7-11
Amesbury & Salisbury V.R.

6III. RICHARD (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3, RICHARD 4, THOMAS 5)

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b. 12 Apr. 1673 Amesbury, MA
m. 29 Aug. 1695 Salisbury, MA, DOROTHY BARNARD (d. 2 Mar. 1765 Amesbury, MA)
d. 8 Feb. 1747/8 Amesbury, MA

On 30 Mar. 1709 Richard was one of the "Snow Shoe Men" in the Northern Regiment of Essex Co. under
command of Capt. Thomas Harvey and was to recieve an allowance for snowshoes.(1)

During Queen Anne's War the Massachusetts government ordered the frontier towns to establish
"snowshoe companies" who could be called into service on short notice to defend the Commonwealth.

From the Massachusetts Militia Laws of 22 Nov. 1693:


"Every listed souldier ... shall be alwayes provided with a well fixt firelock musket , of musket or
bastard musket bore, the barrel not less then three foot and a half long, or other good firearms to the
satisfaction of the commission officers of the company, a snapsack, a coller with twelve bandeleers or
cartouch-box, one pound of good powder, twenty bullets fit for his gun, and twelve flints, a good sword
or cutlace, a worm and priming wire fit for his gun."

And from the order creating the Snowshoe Companies in 1724:


"...That upon an Alarm made at any of the Frontiers, Forts or Garrisons, with the Province, on Advice or
Discovery of the Indian Enemy coming upon or Appearing near the same, the said Officers and Snow-shoe
Men , or so many of them as can be drawn together as the Circumstances of the Case may require, shall,
pursuant to the Orders given them by the Commander in Chief, for the Time being, March out forthwith
after the Enemy, well fitted with Arms, Ammunition, Provision, and each of them a Blanket, to Pursue,
Encounter, Repell and Destroy the Enemy: and the said Officers & Soldiers so taking to Arms, besides the
Wages and Subsistence allowed to the Marching forces in the Service and pay of the Government, shall be
Entitled to such other Rewards in Case they obtain any Plunder, Scalp of the Enemy or Captives, as is by
Law provided as a Premium or Bounty for those who go forth as Voluntiers, without pay ".

"I, Richard Currier of Amesbury... do make this my last will and testament...

First, I give and bequeath unto Electa Currier, wife of Daniel Currier, to Dorothy Barnard, wife of Tristram
Barnard Jr., to David Currier, John Currier, Richard Currier, Edmund Currier and Mary Currier, children of
my son David Currier, late of Amesbury aforesaid, deceased, ten shillings old tenor to each and every one
of them, which I do give and bequeath to them in full satisfaction of my said son David's portion of my
estate with what he hath heretofore had.

Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Lowell, wife of Samuel Lowell, two acres of land
situate in Amesbury aforesaid which I purchased of Jonathan Barnard.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy Crocker, wife of James Crocker, one cow.

Fourthly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Miriam Titcomb five pounds old tenor.

Fifthly, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Coffin, wife of Peter Coffin, Jr., that piece of land
which I bought of James Harbert, deceased, situate in Amesbury aforesaid at a place called Ring's Hill.

Sixthly, I give and bequeath unto my sons Jonathan Currier, John Currier, Richard Currier, Moses Currier,
Aaron Currier and Barnard Currier ten shillings old tenor to each one of them, the aforesaid to be paid and
discharged by the executrix hereinafter named within three months after my decease.

Lastly, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Dorothy Currier all the remaining part of my estate,
both real and personal, movable and immovable, of what kind or nature soever, or in any place or places
whatsoever, for her the said Dorothy to possess and enjoy free and clear and freely and clearly forever, and

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I do hereby constitute, appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Dorothy Currier sole executrix to this my
last will and testament, to do and perform according hereunto, as also to answer all my just debts and
funeral charges.

And I do allow and ratifie this and no other to be my last will and testament, this twenty-sixth day of June,
Anno Domini 1744...

Richard Currier

In presence of us
Thomas Meekins
John Wells
Benjamin Bagley"(2)

Issue- all children born in Amesbury.

 7I. DAVID- b. 17 Feb. 1695/6, m. 11 Dec. 1718 Amesbury, KEZIAH COLBY (b. 11 May 1696
Amesbury, m.2. 2 June 1748 Jacob Bagley, d. 3 Nov. 1754 Amesbury)
 II. Jonathan- b. 7 Feb. 1698/9, m.1. 25 Jan. 1721/2 Amesbury, Ann Challis,2. 19 Apr. 1744 Newbury,
Judith Williams, d. 3 June 1783 Amesbury
 III. Hannah- b. 31 July 1701, m. 26 Oct. 1721 Amesbury, Capt. Samuel G. Lowell, d.3 June 1783
Amesbury
 IV. John- b. 5 Apr. 1704, m.1. 16 Apr. 1724 Haverhill, Rachel Whittaker, 2. 23 Jan. 1728/9 Newbury,
Mary Johnson, d. 4 June 1787 Newbury, will 9 Apr. 1786-31 Dec. 1787 Newbury
 V. Dorothy- b. 5 Nov. 1706, m. 18 Nov. 1725 Amesbury, James Crocker of Newbury
 VI. Richard- b. 12 Feb. 1708/9, m. 25 Nov. 1731 Salisbury, Sarah Morrill. Richard moved to Warren,
NH (3)
 VII. Miriam- b. 10 Apr. 1711, m. 19 Dec. 1728 Amesbury, Col. Moses Titcomb (b. 8 July 1707
Newbury, MA killed at battle of Lake George 8 Sept. 1755), living in 1749
 VIII. Moses- b.c.1713. m. 24 Oct. 1734 Amesbury, Rhoda Wells
 IX. Aaron- b. 2 Jan. 1716, m. 15 Dec. 1736 Amesbury, Electa Wells (d. 19 Aug. 1786 Newton, NH), 2.
11 Jan. 1787 Betsy Hicks, will 26 Sept. 1787- 19 Aug. 1793 Newton
 X. Barnard- b. 15 Apr. 1719, m. 23 Oct. 1739 Newbury, Mary Emery, will 25 Apr. 1786- 24 June 1793
Amesbury
 XI. Mary- b. 2 Aug. 1722, m. 1 Sept. 1743 Amesbury, Peter Coffin Jr. (b. 10 Aug. 1723 Newbury, MA,
d. 14 Feb. 1766)

Ref:

(1) MA Archives- Vol.71, p.496


(2) "Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, pp. 63-4
(3) Mass. Archives- Vol.115, pp.570-1

"Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury"- David Hoyt, Vol.I, p.122, Vol.II, p.701, Vol.III, pp.907-11
Amesbury & Salisbury V.R.

7I. DAVID (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3, RICHARD 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6)

b. 17 Feb. 1695/6 Amesbury, MA


m. 11 Dec. 1718 Amesbury, KEZIAH COLBY (b. 11 May 1696 Amesbury, m.2. 2 June 1748 Amesbury,
Jacob Bagley (b. 21 Jan. 1685/6 Amesbury, m.1. Hannah Standwood), d. 3 Nov. 1754 Amesbury, bur.
Bartlett Union cemetery, Amesbury)
adm. 20 July 1737

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Keziah Colby Currier Bagly’s Headstone

Issue- all children born in Amesbury.

 I. Electa- b. 31 Aug. 1719, m. 22 Apr. 1742 Amesbury, Daniel Currier (b. 5 Jan. 1714/5, d. 19 Aug.
1801 Amesbury), d. 16 Sept. 1786 Amesbury
 II. Dorothy- b. 10 Apr. 1722, m. 14 Dec. 1743 Amesbury, Tristram Barnard Jr. (b. 30 May 1721
Amesbury, d. 19 Sept. 1807 Weare, NH)
 III. David- b. 6 Mar. 1724/5, m. 13 Mar. 1749 Amesbury, Susannah Bagley, will 18 June 1770- 5 Dec.
1778
 IV. John- b. 17 Oct. 1726, m. 1750 Mary Wells (d. 28 Nov. 1810 Amesbury), d. 22 Dec. 1806
Amesbury, will 21 May 1794- 5 Jan. 1807 Amesbury
 V. Miriam- b. 22 Dec. 1728, d. before 1747
 VI. Richard- b. 27 Nov. 1730, m. 19 Feb. 1750 Amesbury, Hannah Bagley, will 2 July 1780- 27 Feb.
1781 Amesbury
 8VII. EDMUND- bpt. 27 May 1733, m.1. 7 Mar. (int. 23 Jan.) 1756 Wells, ME, SUSANNA
KIMBALL (bpt. 13 June 1735, m.2. int. 5 Nov. 1781 Wells, Capt. Joshua Nason)
 VIII. Isaac- bpt. 7 Sept. 1735, prob. d.s.p. before 1744
 IX. Mary- b. 1 Sept. 1737, m.1. 4 Jan. 1753 Amesbury, Thomas Pearson of Bradford (d. 21 Feb. 1785
Amesbury), 2. 17 Aug. 1790 Amesbury, Abram Sandurn ? of Exeter, NH, 3. 18 Oct. 1802 Amesbury, Capt.
Isaac Randell (d. 27 Apr. 1809 Amesbury), d. 30 Mar. 1816 Amesbury

Ref:

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"Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury"- David Hoyt, Vol.II, p.701, Vol.III, pp.907-11, 920-22
"Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, pp. 65-6
Amesbury, Salisbury & Wells V.R.

8VII. EDMUND (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3, RICHARD 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, DAVID 7)

bpt. 27 May 1733 Amesbury, MA


m. int. 23 Jan. 1756 Wells, ME, SUSANNA KIMBALL (bpt. 13 June 1735, m.2. 23 Dec. 1781 Wells,
Capt. Joshua Nason)
d. 1778 Wells

Before the Revolution the town school was kept in Edmund's shop.(1) He signed a Wells petition for shire-
town status 27 May 1761.(2) He was assigned pew No.11 in the first rank of pews in the parish church in
Aug. 1773.(2) He lived on the Saco Road, opposite the old Barnard Inn, a short distance from the First
Parish.

Edmund was in Capt. James Hubbard's Co. for 8 mos. from May 1775.(3) He gave 2 pairs of shoes to the
continental army 9 Apr. 1778.(4) Hubbard's Co. was part of Col. Ephraim Doolittle's 24th Regiment of
Foot which was formed for 8 months service and was involved in the Siege of Boston and was at Winter
Hill camp in Charlestown in Oct. 1775 and was disbanded at Cambridge 31 Dec. 1775.

Issue-

 I. Keziah- bpt. 16 Jan. 1757 Kennebunk, ?d.s.p. before 1785


 9II. ABRAHAM- b. 25 Mar. 1759 Kennebunk, ME, m. LYDIA KIMBALL (d. 7 Oct. 1832
Kennebunkport, ME), d. 24 Mar. 1846 Kennebunkport
 III. Isaac- b. 15 June 1762 Kennebunk, int. 24 Nov. 1784 Wells, Eunice Shackley (b. 6 May 1756, d. 3
Jan. 1831 Lyman), d. 12 Dec. 1851 Lyman, ME
 IV. Susanna- m. 25 Dec. 1783 (int. 1 Nov.) Kennebunk, John Carr of Arundel (Robert Carr in marriage
record)
 V. Mary- b. June 1767, int. 26 June 1784 Wells, Dominicus Lord (b. 12 July 1762 Kennebunk, d.
1844), d. 25 Feb. 1865 Kennebunk
 VI. Nathaniel- b. 1769, m. 22 Apr. 1790, Hannah Patten (d. 22 Feb. 1822), d. 14 Aug. 1814
 VII. Abigail- bpt. 29 Dec. 1771 Kennebunk, m. 3 Jan. 1788 Arundel, Benjamin Nason of Tamworth,
NH. Abigail moved to Eaton, NH.
 VIII. Electa- b.c.1774, m. 17 Oct. 1793 Arundel (int. 20 Sept. Wells), Ebenezer Taylor, d. 22 May 1844
Kennebunk
 IX. Sally- bpt. 19 May 1776, m. 25 Oct. 1798 (int. 13 Jan.), Kennebunk, John Ross of Kennebunk, d. 1
Dec. 1843 Kennebunk

Ref:

(1) "The History of Wells and Kennebunk"- p.439


(2) Ibid- p.547
(3) Ibid- p.482
(4) Ibid- pp.509-10

"Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, pp. 98-9
Amesbury, Wells, Kennebunk & Kennebunkport V.R.
"Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury"- David Hoyt, Vol.III, p.907
"Records of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Families"- Wm. S. Thompson, Vol.1, pp.287-8; MS at MHS

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9I. ABRAHAM (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3, RICHARD 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, DAVID 7,
EDMUND 8)

b. 25 Mar. 1759 Kennebunk, ME


m. 16 Nov. 1784 (int. 5 June), Kennebunk, LYDIA KIMBALL (b. 1763, d. 7 Oct. 1832 Kennebunkport)
d. 24 Mar. 1846 Kennebunkport

"Abraham Currier

Kennebunk in the State of Maine who was a Private in the company commanded by Captain Leighton of
the Regt. commanded by Col. Francis in the Massachusetts line for four months and in Captain Merrill's
company in the Regiment commanded by Col. Bruer for Eight months.

Inscribed on the Roll of Maine at the rate of 40 Dollars per annum to commence on the 4th day of March
1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 24 day of October 1832 and sent to E.E. Bourne Kennebunk, Maine

Arrears to 4th of Sept. 1832........ 60


Semi=anl. allowance ending......... 20

$80-

Revolutionary Claim Act June 7, 1832

Recorded by E.D. Bullock, clerk


Book D. Vol. 1st Page 52"

"STATE OF MAINE
Maine District
County of York, SS.

On this seventh day of August A.D. 1832 personally appeared in open court, before the District Court of
the United States for Maine District now sitting at Kennebunk, Abraham Currier a resident of
Kennebunkport in the county of York and State of Maine aged seventy three years... In the year 1776
sometime in May or June he enlisted in a company of Militia commanded by Captain Leighton of Kittery-
first Lieutenant was Bragdon, 2d Lieutenant Jeremiah Storer, Ensign Amos Town ( ) in the Regiment
commanded by Col Francis Ware at dorchester all the time of our service. He enlisted for the term of four
months which time he served and was honourably discharged- Jeremiah Paul is the only one who he now
knows to have been with him- He also was a private in the continental army in 1778- was drafted for the
term of eight months, in April or May of that year he went first to Fishkill- there was enrolled under two
subalern officers- then marched to West Point where they drew their guns then to White Plains, where he
joined Captain Daniel Merrills company of its Massachuesetts line- Colonel Brewers Reginment, General
Pattersons Brigade- Lemuel ( ) was first Lieutenant of the company and John Ray Ensign- then marched to
Danbury then to Hartford then to New Hartford- then back to Fish Kill- then was called out one night upon
an alarm and marched down to West Point- there his eight months expired and he was honourably
discharged- he had a written discharge but it is lost, He was born in Wells March 25 1758- where he lived
untill within a few years when he moved to Kennebunk Port- He ( ) of his age is in his family ( )...

Sworn to, and subscribed, the day and year aforesaid. Abraham Currier"(2)

Witnessed by George Wells and Samuel Emerson of Kennebunk.

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As noted in his pension papers, Abraham was a private in the Revolutionary War, a member of the
regiment raised by Ebenezer Francis of Beverly to man the forts on Dorchester Heights from August until
December 1776. In the regiment were two companies from Maine, Capt. Samuel Leighton's York County
company and Capt. Richard Mayberry's Cumberland County company. At the expiration of the term of
service Col. Francis raised the 11th Massachusetts Regiment and was killed in a charge at the battle of
Hubbardton on 7 July 1777.(3) Daniel Merrill was a captain in Col. Samuel Brewer's 12th Massachusetts
Regiment which was reorganized on 1 Jan. 1777 as part of the Northern Department and was assigned on
13 Aug. 1777 to the 3rd Massachusetts Brigade. This brigade was relieved on 27 Oct. 1777 and assigned to
the main Continental Army. This regiment was at Saratoga, Ticonderoga and Lake George, at King's Ferry
and survived the winter at Valley Forge before Abraham joined it in the spring of 1778 when they were
involved in New York and Connecticut.

Abraham was living in Buxton in Oct. 1785 when he was granted guardianship for Nathaniel, Abigail,
Electa and Sarah who were listed as minor children of Edmund Currier and grandchildren of Nathaniel
Kimball.(2) He moved from Kennebunk to the port in 1816.(1)

Issue-

 I. Joanna- d.s.p.
 10I. EDMUND- b.c.1790, int. 2 Dec. 1815 Wells, ESTHER KIMBALL (d. 6 July 1843
Kennebunkport), d. 4 Aug. 1873 Kennebunkport
 II. Susan- b. 1792, m. 27 Dec. 1821, William Patten of Kennebunkport, d. 28 Oct. 1822
 III. Nathaniel- b. 25 May 1795 Kennebunk, int. 12 Jan. 1828, Sophia Clark of Hollis (d. 3 Aug. 1877),
d. Apr. 1873
 IV. Joanna- bpt. 1 Oct. 1800 Kennebunk, m.1. 3 Oct. 1821, Josiah Hinkley Barnard of Hollis, 2. Amos
Kimball of Buxton
 V. Lucy-b. 2 Sept. 1800 Kennebunk, m. 28 Aug. 1825 Thomas Lord, d. 19 Aug. 1884
 VI. Abraham- b. 1806, d.s.p. 13 Aug. 1814 Kennebunk
 VII. Lydia- b. 1810, d.s.p. 25 Jan. 1895 Kennebunk

Ref:

(1) "History of Kennebunk Port"- pp. 235, 292 (2) "Old Families of Salisbury & Amesbury"- David Hoyt,
Vol.III, p.907
(2) Pension Records- National Archives- file number S 29061
(3) Colonel Francis' Militia Regiment of 1776- Nathan Goold, in the "Maine Historical and Genealogical
Recorder"- Vol. 9, No. 3 (March 1898), pp.72-3

"Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, p. 99


Kennebunk & Kennebunkport V.R.
"Records of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Families"- Wm. S. Thompson, Vol.1, p.289; MS at MHS

10I. EDMUND (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3, RICHARD 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, DAVID 7,


EDMUND 8, ABRAHAM 9)

b.c.1790
m. 20 Dec. (int. 2 Dec.) 1815 Wells, ESTHER KIMBALL (d. 6 July 1843 Kennebunkport)
d. 4 Aug. 1873 Kennebunkport

Edmund Currier of Kennebunkport sold to Abraham Currier of Kennebunkport for $1,000.00 one half the
lot and buildings on Limerick Road next to the lane leading to the house of the late William Patten and
bounded by Ivory Lord, Noah Nason, James Nason as well as a lot bounded by Nathaniel Currier, Joshua
Nason, Joseph Nason, William Patten and the Limerick Road, and another lot which had a right of way
through Nathaniel's land. The deed is dated 28 Nov. 1848 and was witnessed by Joseph Dane Jr.(1)

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Edmund was a farmer living in Kennebunkport at the time of the 1850 census. Living with him were his
son Abram and his wife Clara and their children Joseph, Mary, Cyrus and Esther. Edmund's brother
Nathaniel and his family were living next door. (3)

Edmund sold to Abraham "the son of said Edmund Currier" for $1,500.00 the other half of the homestead
farm on Limerick Road bounded by William and Edward Nason, Mrs. Mary E. Hatch, widow of Joseph E.
Hatch, George Lord, Alvah Hill formerly William Patten, Joshua Nason, and Nathaniel Currier as well as a
lot on the Kennebunk River, 3 Apr. 1858.(2)

At the 1860 census Edmund was still living with his son Abraham and his third wife Catherine and
Abraham's children Joseph, a milk man, Elizabeth, William, Lucy and Charles.(4) By the 1870 census
(page 2) Edmund was 80 years old and Abraham and Clara had added Mary and Clara E. to the family.(5)

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1860 Census Kennebunkport

1870 Census Kennebunkport

Issue- all children born in Kennebunkport

 11I. ABRAHAM- b. 8 May 1816, m.1. Mary L. Nason, 2. Clara Mendum, 3. 7 May 1854 Parsonsfield,
CATHERINE MOULTON (b. 11 Dec. 1820 Parsonsfield, d. 10 Apr. 1907 Kennebunkport), d. 2 Aug.
1880 Kennebunkport
 II. William- b. May 1818, d.s.p. 27 June 1843
 III. Hannah- b. 24 Mar. 1820, d.s.p. 27 July 1843
 IV. Susan- b. 6 June 1822, m. Robert F. Longfellow, d. 28 Nov. 1890
 V. Israel- b. 10 Apr. 1824, d.s.p. 20 June 1841 "Drowned in Kennebunkport on Sunday last, Israel, son
of Edmund Currier, aged 18 years." (Ken. Gaz. 26 June 1841)
 VI. Lucy- b. 17 Apr. 1826, d.s.p. 13 July 1843
 VII. Sarah- b. 2 July 1829, m. John Sargent of Kennebunk
 VIII. Lydia- b. 16 Aug. 1831, m. Stephen Fairfield
 IX. Cyrus M.- b. 4 Feb. 1833, m.1. Addie R. ______, 2. Thankful S. Millet
 X. Esther A.- b. 25 May 1835, d.s.p. 25 Aug. 1838
 XI. Mary J.- b. Dec. 1835, d.s.p. 10 Jan. 1840
 XII. Etta J.- b. 17 July 1842

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Ref:

(1) York Deeds- Vol.203, p.465


(2) Ibid- Vol.257, p.112; see also p.327
(3) 1850 census for Kennebunkport- p.258
(4) 1860 Census for Kennebunkport- p. 39
(5) 1870 Census for Kennebunkport- pp. 40-41

"Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, p. 99


Kennebunk & Kennebunkport V.R.
"Records of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Families"- Wm. S. Thompson, Vol.1, p.294; MS at MHS

11I. ABRAHAM (HENRY 2, THOMAS 3, RICHARD 4, THOMAS 5, RICHARD 6, DAVID 7,


EDMUND 8, ABRAHAM 9, EDMUND 10)

b.c.1816
m.1. c.1841 Mary L. Nason (d. 15 Aug. 1849 Kennebunkport)
2. c.1850 Clara Mendum of Saco (d. 16 Sept. 1853 Kennebunkport)
3. 7 May 1854 (int. 27 Apr.) Parsonsfield, ME, CATHERINE MOULTON (b. 11 Dec. 1820 Parsonsfield,
d. 10 Apr. 1907 Kennebunkport, ME)
d. 31 July 1880 Kennebunkport

In the 1880 census for Kennebunkport Abram and Catherine were listed along with their children Lucy,
Charles and Clara. Both Lucy and Clara were working in the shoe factory and Charles was listed as a
laborer.

The administration of Abraham's estate was granted to Catherine 7 Sept. 1880 and was signed by
Catherine, Jefferson W. Sargent, Charles M. Currier, Lucy M. Currier, and Clara Currier.(1)

After Abraham's death, Catherine moved in with her son Charles and his family and she is listed in the
1900 census for Kennebunkport.(2)

Issue- First two children by Mary, third by Clara, last five by Catherine.

 I. Joseph- b.c.1842, m. 1869 Asenath Goodwin


 II. Mary- b. Feb. 1846, d. 14 Oct. 1860 Kennebunkport
 III. Elizabeth M.- b.c.1852, m. Edward Gaddas
 IV. William E.- b.c.1855, m. ______ Fairfield
 12VI. LUCY MOULTON- b.c.1857, m. 23 Dec. 1883 GEORGE F. COOPER (b. 16 Aug. 1856
Kennebunkport, d. 1921), d. 1929
 V. Charles M.- b. Dec. 1858, m. 1884 Ruth M. Towne, d. 12 Oct 1905 Wells
 VI. Mary- b. Feb. 1860, d. 11 Aug. 1872 Kennebunkport
 VII. Clara E.- b.c.1863, d.s.p. 21 Mar. 1888 Kennebunkport

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1900 Census- Kennebunkport

Ref:

(1) York Co. Probate- No. 3754


(2) 1900 Census for Kennebunkport- supervisor's district 109, enumeration district 238, sheet no. 250

Kennebunkport & Parsonsfield V.R.


1860, 1880 Census for Kennebunkport- p.39, house 311; p.298, house 21
"Currier Family Records of the U.S.A. and Canada"- Vol.I, pp. 99-100
"Records of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Families"- Wm. S. Thompson, Vol.1, p.295; MS at MHS

NOTES:

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