John Calef ["(1675 - ", "1748)", " "]

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Nicknames: "Calfe"
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Chester, NH, USA
Managed by: Douglas Kastanotis
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About John Calef

John was one of the petitioners for the grant of Nottingham, and a grantor of Chester, N. H.

He moved to Chester in 1734, where, when he was sixty, he was granted the "liberty to build a fulling mill at Massabeesek brook, between the two Ponds." He was a much-trusted citizen, being appointed to collect the rates from the Newbury proprietors of Chester, one of a committe to adjust the selectman's accounts, and three times himself selectman. In the division of the Chester church into two camps, Presbyterian and Congregational, he was a leader in the latter; on the committee to choose the minister, to sell seats in the meeting house and to set the salary. When after five years of dissension over theology and church taxes, two parishes were set up, he signed a remarkable report on this settlement to the General Court, stating that "since which time they have proceeded in the most cordial manner and have endeavoured to take the best method the circumstances will admit to raise money for the respective ministers."

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John Calef's Timeline

1675
1675
United Kingdom
1702
June 10, 1702
Age 27
Boston, MA, USA
1703
June 3, 1703
Age 28
1705
January 21, 1705
Age 30
1706
July 17, 1706
Age 31
1708
February 4, 1708
Age 33
1710
January 31, 1710
Age 35
1711
November 5, 1711
Age 36
1715
May 7, 1715
Age 40
1718
October 31, 1718
Age 43