Watercolor

Pickering Farm-Newington

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

VP049_PickeringFarm_6in.jpg

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

"In 1655 the town granted John Pickering 1st, a lot of land lying on Great Bay; and in 1660, fifty acres more were added. John Pickering himself lived in Portsmouth, on Pickering’s Neck, and was buried at Point of Graves. He was one of the most influential of the early settlers, and his posterity retained much of his firm and energetic character. He left two sons, John, who inherited Pickering’s Neck, and Thomas, who took the land in Newington. Thomas’ first son, James, born about 1680, was a lieutenant in the French war, and from him and his brother Joshua, almost all the Pickering families in Greenland and Newington have descended. The beautifully situated ancestral farm is retained in the family; and the old house, built by the first Thomas, stands yet, though it has been altered so many times that nothing remains of the original four-roomed structure, but the frame, which is made of oak as sturdy as its builders themselves."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Pickering Farm-Newington,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed October 19, 2019, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/827.

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Title

Pickering Farm-Newington

Description

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

"In 1655 the town granted John Pickering 1st, a lot of land lying on Great Bay; and in 1660, fifty acres more were added. John Pickering himself lived in Portsmouth, on Pickering’s Neck, and was buried at Point of Graves. He was one of the most influential of the early settlers, and his posterity retained much of his firm and energetic character. He left two sons, John, who inherited Pickering’s Neck, and Thomas, who took the land in Newington. Thomas’ first son, James, born about 1680, was a lieutenant in the French war, and from him and his brother Joshua, almost all the Pickering families in Greenland and Newington have descended. The beautifully situated ancestral farm is retained in the family; and the old house, built by the first Thomas, stands yet, though it has been altered so many times that nothing remains of the original four-roomed structure, but the frame, which is made of oak as sturdy as its builders themselves."

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 49

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Pickering house - Newington

PPL Accession #

1989.60.49

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901