Portsmouth Historical Society
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Transcribed Documents

8 Replies to “Transcribed Documents”
  1. Stephen B. Lawton says:

    Fascinating documents. Thanks for the transcriptions. I appreciate, of course, that several have to do with Lawtons. 🙂

  2. Christine Ellis says:

    I am trying to find any information on the Cornell Family.

    • portsmouthhistorynotes says:

      We do have some documents that include members of the Cornell family. “Killed Strangely” is a book about the Cornell trial that may be available through interlibrary loan. Members of the Cornell family were in town recently to clear the family graveyard.

  3. Beth Golden says:

    thank you so much! Will be most helpful in my researching of Brayton, Coggeshall, Fish, Freeborn, etc. ancestors, all early settlers of Portsmouth.

  4. Doug Thornton says:

    Has “Records of the Island of RI 1638-1644” been transcribed?
    I am particularly interested in page 62, John Thornton’s land grant.

    • portsmouthhistorynotes says:

      That document is from the Rhode Island Archives. In the past we have been transcribing documents that are in our collection. I don’t know if anyone has transcribed that document, but you could try to do it from the digital image. I know that transcription is a skill, but we would share any transcription that you might do.

  5. Edenfantasys says:

    One of the documents in the collection of the Portsmouth Historical Society is an account of how the boundary between Portsmouth and Newport was marked again in 1666. Like a number of our documents, it is a “true copy” of an earlier recorded document. The document includes a note saying that it is a “true copy extracted out of these records belonging to the Town of Portsmouth and compared. Mr. John Anthony signed the document and he was Clerk in the 16 so this particular copy dates from that time.

    • portsmouthhistorynotes says:

      Our collection has many such “true copies.” We have bits and pieces, working copies etc.

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