Watercolor

Sherburne House - Shore

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

VP023_SherburneHouse_6in.jpg

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

"Built by Samuel Sherburne, who died in 1765. The ancestor of the Sherburne families in this vicinity, Henry Sherburne, came to Piscataqua among the first settlers in 1631. He was church warden in 1640, of the first Episcopal chapel, which, as one of his descendants spicily remarks, “was broken up by the Bay Puritans; the document about which is the only thing left of our early town records, which were burnt by the Bay Puritans in the civil wars, when they re-annexed Maine and New Hampshire to their empire.” The name appears in all our early history. Henry Sherburne 2d was one of the councilors of the Prince; his son, born in 17009, was also named Henry, and was a brother of Samuel, who built this house. The estate has remained in the family until within a few years."

~ Sarah Haven Foster (1827-1900), “Sherburne House - Shore,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed November 18, 2017, http://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/853.

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Title

Sherburne House - Shore

Description

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

"Built by Samuel Sherburne, who died in 1765. The ancestor of the Sherburne families in this vicinity, Henry Sherburne, came to Piscataqua among the first settlers in 1631. He was church warden in 1640, of the first Episcopal chapel, which, as one of his descendants spicily remarks, “was broken up by the Bay Puritans; the document about which is the only thing left of our early town records, which were burnt by the Bay Puritans in the civil wars, when they re-annexed Maine and New Hampshire to their empire.” The name appears in all our early history. Henry Sherburne 2d was one of the councilors of the Prince; his son, born in 17009, was also named Henry, and was a brother of Samuel, who built this house. The estate has remained in the family until within a few 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 23

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Inscription Title

Sherburne House. Christian Shore, about 1750

PPL Accession #

1989.60.23

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901