Watercolor

Sec. Waldron's House

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

VP026_SecretaryWaldronsHouse_6in.jpg

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

"Richard Waldron was born in the year 1694; he was the son of Col. Richard Waldron, who succeeded John Cutt as President of New Hampshire. When an infant, he narrowly escaped death by the hands of the Indians, together with his father and mother; a mere accident having prevented their visiting Madam Ursula Cutt on the day of the massacre. He fixed his residence at first on the ancestral estate at Dover, but afterwards removed to Portsmouth, and lived at the Plains. In 1728 he was appointed Councillor, and soon afterwards Secretary of the province. In 1745 his house at the Plains burnt down, the public records being lost in the conflagration; after which time he resided in this house, which was built in the best style of those times. He dies in 1753. The house afterwards passed into the possession of the Moffatt family."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Sec. Waldron's House,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed November 16, 2018, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/850.

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Title

Sec. Waldron's House

Description

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

"Richard Waldron was born in the year 1694; he was the son of Col. Richard Waldron, who succeeded John Cutt as President of New Hampshire. When an infant, he narrowly escaped death by the hands of the Indians, together with his father and mother; a mere accident having prevented their visiting Madam Ursula Cutt on the day of the massacre. He fixed his residence at first on the ancestral estate at Dover, but afterwards removed to Portsmouth, and lived at the Plains. In 1728 he was appointed Councillor, and soon afterwards Secretary of the province. In 1745 his house at the Plains burnt down, the public records being lost in the conflagration; after which time he resided in this house, which was built in the best style of those times. He dies in 1753. The house afterwards passed into the possession of the Moffatt family."

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 26

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Secretary Waldron's House. 1740. Peverly Hill Road

PPL Accession #

1989.60.26

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901