Christopher Adams of Kittery

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Christopher Adams

Birthplace: Seen as, Barton Saint David, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
Death: June 13, 1686 (53-62)
Kittery, York County, Maine
Immediate Family:

Husband of Margaret Adams
Father of Mark Adams; Ann Adams, (died young); John Adams; Mary Dennet and Anne Weeks

Occupation: Sea Captain, Mariner
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About Christopher Adams of Kittery

I found 1 record, so far, of a Christopher Adams who married a Margaret Hunking in 1673 in York, ME. 1 child recorded Ann Adams 1669-1676.


I. MARGARET Hunking - b.c.1640, m.c.1663 CHRISTOPHER ADAMS (will 21 Sept. 1687 Kittery), d. 9 Dec. 1722 Kittery


  1. Mark- b.c.1667, d.s.p. before 1722
  2. John- b.c.1674, m.1. Anne _____, 2. c.1698 Amy Dennett (b. 9 Apr. 1679 Portsmouth, d. between 1750 & 1760), d. June 1735 Kittery
  3. Anne-b.c.1676, m.1. Joseph Couch Jr., 2. 25 Oct. 1710 Portsmouth, David Hill, 3. 6 Nov. 1718 Kittery, Nicholas Weeks (m.1. 8 May 1700 Priscilla Gunnison), d. before 14 Aug. 1742 Kittery
  4. Mary- m.1. Jan. 1699 Kittery, Alexander Shapleigh (b.c.1674, d.s.p. c.1701), 2. 5 Feb. 1701/2 Kittery, John Dennett (b. 15 Dec. 1675 Portsmouth, NH, d. 18 Nov. 1742 Kittery), d. 1763 Kittery



Christopher Adams signed a petition in Braintree, Mass., in 1645. and is thought to have heen a hrother of Henry Adams, ancestor of the 1 'residents. lie bought land in Kitten" in i6&8. He was then a "mariner" of Portsmouth. Wife's name was Mar- garet. Will 13 June 1686-21 Sept. 1687, is found at Boston in Suffolk Records. It names "cousin" Isaac Goodridge, wife Mar- garet and the following chiHren. The total of the inventory was 621 s~. It mentions farm of 170 acres, 70 of which were bought of \Yilliam Palmer and Peter Glanfield.


The will of Christopher Adams was written 13 June 1685 and proved 21 Sept. 1687:

"Item- I give to my well beloved grand children Margaret King, Mary Adams, Sarah Adams, Mary Dennet, Sarah Dennet, John Dennet, Thomas Dennet, and Eleonor Dennet, to each of them five pounds in money.

Item- I Give to my well beloved grandson Thomas Adams, his heirs and Assignees forever, all the Land that belongs to my homesteed or house lot bounded on the west by the Land which I formerly gave to my Daughter Anne on the North and South by two Creeks or Coves of Salt water and on the East with the high way together with my Dwelling house, barns, out houses and orchards that are thereon Excepting what fruit trees I have in these presents given to my daughter Weeks during her natural life and after her Decease to be the Said Thomas, his heirs and assignees forever I also give to my Said Grandson his Heirs and assignees forever all that my pasture land called the lime kiln butted and bounded on the western side by the land which I have in these presents given to Willm and Anne Hill on the Northern Side by the brook of water that leads to Nathll Furnald his Land and then by the Said Nathll Furnald his Land and into ye woods So far as my land is fenced including that percel of Land called Marks Swamp on the other Side it is bounded by the Land that was formerly Robert Mendams Deced or however the Said Land is otherways butted and bounded all which Land is Scituate and being in Kittery aforeSd. The Said Thomas Adams shall be posest thereof when he Shall come to the age of Twenty one years. I also give to the Said Thomas free Liberty to Cut and Carry of from my Land that Joyns to the above Said pasture what fire wood he Shall need for his own burning during his Natural life if ye wood lasts so long.

Item- I give to my well beloved Son John Adams and the Male Heirs Lawfully begotten by his body and their Heirs and Assignees for ever all the remainder of my lands Wheresoever and whatsoever not heretofore nor in these Presents by me Disposed of with the free liberty of a way through the above."[1]


  • Suffolk County Registry of Probate- Vol. X, p. 105
  • York County Registry of Probate- Docket No. 129
  • Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p. 58
  • Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett Stackpole, Lewiston Journal Press, 1903- 272 Archive.Org
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Christopher Adams of Kittery's Timeline

Seen as, Barton Saint David, Somerset, England (United Kingdom)
Kittery, York, Maine, United States
December 15, 1675
Kittery, York County, ME, United States
Kittery, York County, ME
June 13, 1686
Age 58
Kittery, York County, Maine