Watercolor

Adams House-Newington

Mid to late 19th Century / Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

VP050_AdamsHouse_1717_6in.jpg

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"This pleasantly located farm, whose buildings attract the eye as you approach Kittery over Portsmouth Bridge, was in the Adams family for more than 200 years. An old deed in possession of Capt. Samuel Adams, dated 1664, sets forth how Jeremiah Shoores and Susanna, his wife, have “for a certain sum of money,” sold to Nathaniel ffryor, of Portsmouth, in Piscataqua, 100 acres of land on the north side of Piscataqua river, allowed and granted to him by the town of Kittery. Another deed, dated 1668, conveys the same from Nathaniel ffryor to Christopher Adams “marynor,” for eighty pounds. Mark Adams, great-grandson of Christopher, was for more than twenty years representative of Kittery in the Maine legislature. Every Sunday he used to scull across the river to attend Dr. Buckminister’s church. The old mansion house stood until within forty years."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Adams House-Newington,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 18, 2019, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/826.

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Title

Adams House-Newington

Description

Excerpted from The Portsmouth Guide Book, 1896, by Sarah Haven Foster...

"This pleasantly located farm, whose buildings attract the eye as you approach Kittery over Portsmouth Bridge, was in the Adams family for more than 200 years. An old deed in possession of Capt. Samuel Adams, dated 1664, sets forth how Jeremiah Shoores and Susanna, his wife, have “for a certain sum of money,” sold to Nathaniel ffryor, of Portsmouth, in Piscataqua, 100 acres of land on the north side of Piscataqua river, allowed and granted to him by the town of Kittery. Another deed, dated 1668, conveys the same from Nathaniel ffryor to Christopher Adams “marynor,” for eighty pounds. Mark Adams, great-grandson of Christopher, was for more than twenty years representative of Kittery in the Maine legislature. Every Sunday he used to scull across the river to attend Dr. Buckminister’s church. The old mansion house stood until within forty years."

Creator

Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900)

Source

Portsmouth Public Library, Art and Artifact Collection

Date

Mid to late 19th Century

Contributor

Special Collections, Portsmouth Public Library

Format

JPG, derived from TFF

Type

Watercolor

Identifier

Views of Portsmouth 50

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Adams Place-Newington. 1717

PPL Accession #

1989.60.50

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901