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Nathaniel Weare

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  • Name  Nathaniel Weare 
    Born  1631  Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 May 1718  Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1245  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  1 Oct 2008 

    Family  Elizabeth Swayne,   b. 9 Oct 1638, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1712, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Dec 1656  Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Weare,   b. 5 Jan 1657, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1722, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Peter Weare,   b. 15 Nov 1660, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Sep 1744
     3. Mary Weare,   b. 23 Sep 1663, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1682, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sarah Weare,   b. 11 Aug 1666, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Nathaniel Weare,   b. 29 Aug 1669, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1755, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hannah Weare,   b. 7 Jan 1673, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1743, Deerfield, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Abigail Weare,   b. 13 Sep 1676, Newbury Old Town, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709
     8. Mehetabel Weare,   b. 1680, Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1703
    Last Modified  29 Sep 2008 
    Family ID  F463  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1631 - Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Dec 1656 - Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1718 - Hampton Falls, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • The Nathaniel Weares
      By F. B. Sanborn of Concord, Mass.
      Reprinted from The Granite Monthly, 1909, pp.157-166
      Councilor Nathaniel Weare, as we may term him for distinction, was of English birth, being the son of an undistinguished Nathaniel Weare, who came over to New England about 1637, with his brother, Peter Weare, and settled in Newbury, Mass. His name, variously spelled, but always pronounced as if "Wire," appears on the Newbury records from 1638 to 1659, when he migrated to Nantucket, and there died March 1, 1681. His brother Peter, who had settled in York County, Maine, was an Indian trader, apparently, from 1640 onward, and was engaged in some of the controversies over the ownership and government of Maine, sometimes imprisoned himself, and sometimes imprisoning others, but died quietly on his property in Maine about 1690. He is not to be confounded with his nephew, Peter Weare of Newbury, son of the first Nathaniel, who died in Newbury, a youth, October 12, 1653; nor with Peter, the son of Councilor Nathaniel, who lived in Hampton Falls; nor with a third Peter, brother of President Weare, who also settled in Maine (at North Yarmouth) and died there in 1743, leaving a widow, Sarah (Felt) Weare. The first American Peter was born in England in 1618, and lived to be about eighty. His brother, Nathaniel, was older, had married in England, probably about 1628, and there Councilor Nathaniel was born in 1631. As a child he accompanied his father, Nathaniel, to Newbury, and there married Elizabeth Swayne, December 3, 1656. She was the daughter of Richard Swayne, one of the original proprietors of Hampton, N. H., and it was upon land of Swayne that Councilor Nathaniel settled in Old Hampton (now Seabrook) in 1662. Four of his wife's brothers were already landowners in Hampton, but two of these, with their father, Richard, removed to Nantucket soon after 1660. One of them, John Swayne, married Mary Weare, a sister of Councilor Nathaniel, in November, 1660. An older sister, Hester Weare, had married, in 1647, Capt. Benjamin Swett of Newbury, and removed with him to Hampton in 1663, settling in the Falls parish, afterward Hampton Falls, near Councilor Nathaniel. Captain Swett had been a lessee with his brother-in-law Weare of the Newbury farm of "the Honorable John Woodbridge, for seven years, from 1655," as Weare afterwards testified. Mrs. Swett was born in England in 1629, probably the first child of the first Nathaniel Weare. She outlived her warrior husband (who was slain fighting Indians in 1677) by more than forty years, and married, in 1678, Ensign Stephen Greenleaf of Newbury, of the same family from whom the poet Whittier was descended. It is worth noticing that her first husband, Swett, lived on the homestead at Hampton Falls where Whittier died; that Christopher Hussey's great farm lay at the foot of the Swett Hill, and that a part of that farm probably went to the third Nathaniel Weare, who married a grand-daughter of Christopher Hussey, November 16, 1692, six years after her grandfather's death at the age of eighty-nine.
    • (Research):I. NATHANIEL WEARE, Honorable, son of Nathaniel, an early proprietor of Newbury, Mass., was born in England, 1631 ; married Dec. 3, 1656, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Swayne (1) ; lived a few years in Newbury, and in 1662 removed to Hampton, which was thenceforth bis home, having received a conveyance of land from his father-iu-law, who had then gone to Nantucket. Mr. Weare settled at what is now Fogg's Corner, in Seabrook, where David Chase lives. A remarkably handsome elm, which he probably set out, adorns the place. He was one of the most influential men in the town and throughout the province. We have seen how, in the troublous times of Cranfleld and Mason, he went as agent twice, to England, to lay the people's grievances before the king [Chap. v]. Returning with success and honor, he resumed his olliccs and trusts. He served as councillor more than
      twenty years, aud resigned at last, in 1715, on account of old Ťage. In 1694-5, he was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; and he continued a Justice of the Peace and Quorum till he retired from public life. In town offices, on much intricate business, and in private coun-
      eel, he was held in high esteem. He died May 13, 1718 [p. 168].