Over the past year, volunteers from HHS photographed or scanned the seven volumes of Hamptonís old town records and also indexed each volume.
These proprietorsí records date back to 1638, providing insight into issues facing the town officials, such as clearing lands and roadways, or settling land disputes. Daughter towns eventually broke away, but their earlier records exist, with them being referred to as:
- New Plantation (Kingston)
- North Hill or North Parish (North Hampton)
- The Falls Parish, (Hampton Falls)
The index to each volume is a much-needed research aid, not only for discovering specific meeting notes or voting returns, but also providing a condensed glimpse of the times, of difficulties in governing, debates over policy and religion, and the resourcefulness of the colonial character that gave rise to our citizenry.
To go directly to the books themselves (bypass the index), click here