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Rice Tavern, Kittery, Maine

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

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"This estate was granted by Sir Ferdinando Gorges to a family by the name of Withers, and in 1652 it was given as a marriage dowry by Thomas Wither to his daughter Mary, who married Thomas Rice. It has remained ever since in the Rice family, and seven generations lie in the family lot on the old farm. Near by this lot grows a rosebush known to be over two hundred years of age.

"On this farm was the landing place for the ferry from Portsmouth, long known as Rice’s Ferry; and through the woods passed the old road to Portland. Part of this road has been always called Love Lane, from its beauty and seclusion, apparently, though now but few traces of either remain. The old Rice mansion stands near the ferry."

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

Inscription reads, "Rice Tavern, Kittery, M.E."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Rice Tavern, Kittery, Maine,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed December 3, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/873.

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Title

Rice Tavern, Kittery, Maine

Subject

Kittery (Me.)
Historic buildings
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

"This estate was granted by Sir Ferdinando Gorges to a family by the name of Withers, and in 1652 it was given as a marriage dowry by Thomas Wither to his daughter Mary, who married Thomas Rice. It has remained ever since in the Rice family, and seven generations lie in the family lot on the old farm. Near by this lot grows a rosebush known to be over two hundred years of age.

"On this farm was the landing place for the ferry from Portsmouth, long known as Rice’s Ferry; and through the woods passed the old road to Portland. Part of this road has been always called Love Lane, from its beauty and seclusion, apparently, though now but few traces of either remain. The old Rice mansion stands near the ferry."

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

Inscription reads, "Rice Tavern, Kittery, M.E."

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Views of Portsmouth

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.60.2

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Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901