Richard Scammon, Jr. (1630 - 1691)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death: Died in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
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Name: Richard Scammon, Jr. ("Nicknamed The Gunsmith") Note: Born: 1630 at Boston, Suffolk County, MA Married: 1661 at Dover, NH Died: 12 Oct 1691 at Exeter, Rockingham, NH Father: Richard Scammon, Sr. Mother: Elizabeth Tailor CHILDREN: Name: Mary Waldron Scammon Born: 31 May 1673 at Exeter, NH Died: Husband: James St. Clair Name: Sarah Scammon Born: 1656 at Exeter, NH Died: 1708 at Exeter, NH Name: Richard Scammon, III Born: 1656 at Gloucester, MA Died: 1732 at Dover, NH Name: Thomas Scammon Born: 1663 Died: Name: Prudence Scammon Born: 29 Aug 1669 at Dover, NH Died: Name: Elizabeth Scammon Born: 22 Apr 1671 at Kittery, ME Died:

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  • 'Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a ..., Volume 4 By Lewis publishing company, Chicago
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  • The Scammon family is of English origin. The first of the name of whom there is any record was Captain Edmund Scammon who commanded a war vessel under Admiral Rainsborough in the English naval expedition of 1637. The English branch of the family is represented at the present time by several families writing themselves Scaman, that live at or near Horncastle in Lincolnshire, where they are land holders. An ancient place in Yorkshire bears the name Scammonden and was doubtless the home of some of the family.
  • (I) The first American ancestor of the Scammon family appears to be Richard Scammon, who came to Boston and moved thence to Portsmouth and was living there about 1640. From Portsmouth there radiated five brothers and sisters : Richard, Anne, John, Elizabeth and Humphrey. Anne Scammon married, about 1650, Major Richard Waldron, of Dover, and died February 7, 1685. Her husband was the noted Major Waldron, who was killed by the Indians, June 27, 1689. . . . . .
    • ' (II) Richard (2), son of Richard (1) Scammon, was born probably in England and migrated to America with his father. He lived at Portsmouth for a time, then at Dover, being taxed there in 1662. He married, about 1661. Prudence Waldron, only daughter of William Waldron, of Dover. William Waldron was the eldest brother of Major Waldron. and was baptized at Alcester, Warwickshire. England, October 18, 1601, and came to Dover about 1635. In 1641 he was one of four magistrates appointed by Massachusctts. Was twice deputy to the general court and was recorder of court, also recorder of Maine. He was drowned while attempting to cross the river at Kennebunk, Maine, September, 1646. Waldron purchased shares in the Shrewsbury Patent, 1642, which were a part of his estate at the time of his death. The tract covered by this patent was located on the east bank of the Swamscot, extending from Wheelwrights creek to Moores creek and three miles inland, and covered the southern part of the present town of Stratham. Richard (2) Scammon acquired title to the remainder of this tract and settled on it 1665. The papers relating to his title were recorded June 11, 1666. His business after acquiring Shrewsbury Patent was farming and lumbering. The dam that marks the site of his mill is still pointed out on Thompson's brook. He took the oath of allegiance at Exeter in 1677, and was in garrison there during the Indian troubles. In some of the early records he is spoken of as living at Exeter but no part of his land was within the limits of that town. Exeter, however, was the nearest organized settlement and he was taxed there, held office there and was accorded all the privileges of an actual resident. In religion he was an Episcopalian and joined Edward Hilton and Francis Champernoune in efforts to secure protection for that faith. He was one of the defendants in the historc contest over the Mason claims and suffered loss from the consequent confusion of land titles. His business affairs were well handled, however, and he appears in the Exeter tax list of 1684 as one of the two largest taxpayers. He conveyed his land and property to his children by deed in 1691.
      • The children of 'Richard (2) and Prudence (Waldron) Scammon' were: Richard, born about 1662. Thomas, born about 1663. William, whose sketch follows. Jane, born July 21, 1667. Prudence, born August 29, 1669. Elizabeth, born April 22, 1671. Mary, born May 31. 1673. 'The date of the death of Richard (2) Scammon is uncertain, but was previous to December, 1697. His widow survived some years but died before March. 1721', as on the third of that month her son William deeds land to his sister, Jane Deane. according as he says, to the desire and request of his honored mother, 'Prudence, late of Stratham'.
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  • 'Ancestors and descendants of Andrew Lee and Clarinda Knapp Allen
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  • GEORGE WALDRON, bur. 12 Apr. 1588, Alcester, co. Warwick, Eng. md. 8 July 1576 at Alcester, JOAN SHALLARD, bur. 27 July 1627 at Alcester. Son b. at Alcester, co. 'Warwick, Eng.
    • WiLLLAM WALDRON, bapt, 25 July 1 577, Alcester, co. Warwick, bur. 25 Dec. 1636, Alcester, md. 26 Nov. 1600 CATHERINE RAVEN in Alcester. Children, all bapt. in Alcester, co. Warwick.
  • Ref.: Gen. Dict. Me. & N. H. p. 710-1 , N.E. Reg. 8:78, 43:60-62, 258
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  • 'Historical Memoranda Concerning Persons and Places in Old Dover, New Hampshire By Rev. Alonzo H. Quint
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  • WILLIAM (3) of Fam. 2, of Alcester, (the Major's father,) mar. 26 of Nov. 1600, Catharine Raven; he was buried 25 Dec. 1636. Children were (fam. 5).
    • - William, bp. 18 Oct. 1601, of whom by and by; . . . .
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    • Returning to the Major's immediate family - WILLIAM 4 came to Dover perhaps with his brother. Various papers to and from him are in existence, but none of particular interest. He owned some property among which were some share of the Dover plantation. He was in office somewhat; was Recorder in 1641 to 1646, by virtue of which office he recorded deeds of land "on a pese of paper" which, copied, from the basis of our early Towne Record; was Amciale (that is, a sort of side judge) in 1642 was Deputy to General Court at Boston in 1646, in which his most memorable deed was to back up the town's credit which had suffered some by neglect to foot up precious "deputy's charges,". He was a member of the church here, but unfortunately, being a little over-come by liquor, as we are told, was drowned at Kennebunk in 1646. His affairs were found to be in considerable confusion having had a great many irons in the fire, some had got scorched.
    • Geo. Smith, was appointed to succeed him as recorder, at the court of Nov. 1646, and he and Elder Starbuck were appointed (on petition of the Major) to sort out William's papers, give private individuals such as belonged to them, and hand over the public documents to the court. Quite a variety of creditors importuned the General Court (which then did all sorts of business) for the court to devise a way by chich "wee may be putt into some course how to come by the estate of ye sd William Walderne, to be divided amongst vs propportionally, according to our debts;" this was in Oct. 1647, and Capt. Wiggin and Edw. Rawson were appointed to administer; in May 1649 the administrators were paid for their services, the former 30s, the latter 40, and the estate was passed over to Elder Nutter and John Hall "to dispose of as they judge may best tend to the improvement of the estate and to be ready to be accomtable when the Courte shall thinke meete to call for it, ffor ye sattisfaccon of the creditors." How much satisfaction the creditors got out of it we are unable to say, but we don't think it was a great deal, as in 1666, when Richard Scammon of Portsmouth (who had married William's only daughter, Prudence) petitioned to have William's share of the Shrewbury part of Swamscot patent placed in his hands, it was done only on his giving security to the "creditors"; we hope they lived long enough to see the end of it. As to his family we know nothing except these items: - Fam. *. His only daughter 'Prudence married Richard Scammon of Partsmouth'. In
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    • a pedigree compiled from a bill in chancery at the Tower of London he is still supposed to be "living in New England, beyond the seas," in 1654, "having issue Christopher and many other children: of this Christopher we have no trace: - William b. 1652, taxed in Dover 1664 is called "nephew of Major Walderne," and in all probability was son of William 4. "George Wallden," taxed at Cochecho 1659-1672, may have been another, - Alexander, at one time of New Castle, "a relative of Maj. Walderne" d. 7 Jun 1676, and William, taxed together as Elexander & William Walden" in 1664, (the first taxed alone in 1665 and again in 1667) at Chochecho, may have been others. So may John Wallden, who was taxed at Cochecho 1672, It ought to be noticed that Alexander made his will 7 Jun 1670, in which he leaves his property to his brother Edward in Old England," brother Samuel and to the wife of Robert Taprell. How many of these were Wm.'s children, it is hard to tell; 'Prudence certainly was and was the only daughter', Christopher must have been; William probably was; of the rest, perhaps they were, and then,again, perhaps they were not.
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Richard Scammon, Jr.'s Timeline

1630
1630
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1656
December 10, 1656
Age 26
NH, USA
1660
1660
Age 30
New Hampshire
1662
February 22, 1662
Age 32
Stratham,Rockingham,New Hampshire
1662
Age 32
New Hampshire
1667
July 21, 1667
Age 37
New Hampshire
1669
August 29, 1669
Age 39
New Hampshire
1671
April 22, 1671
Age 41
New Hampshire
1673
May 31, 1673
Age 43
New Hampshire
1691
October 12, 1691
Age 61
Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA