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Re: European Origins of AMAZEEN Surname, early 1600s
Posted by: Willard Emery (ID *****9740) Date: May 15, 2002 at 20:23:38
In Reply to: European Origins of AMAZEEN Surname, early 1600s by Peter Amazeen of 181

A man named C.W. Brewster was a Portsmouth, NH columnist in the mid-1800's. One of his articles was about a supposed incidence of witchcraft in New Castle, NH in 1682, and he publishes the report of this by Rev. Cotton Mather. Brewster also notes that a few years later, about 1692, another report was made and that report, which he also copies out, mentions that a neighbor of the man who supposedly reported the strange doings caused by a witch was "John Amazeen, an ltalian." "He is well known to have been an emigrant from Europe, to have settled here at an early period. His posterity is numerous in Newcastle." The website is:
http://www.seacoastnh.com/brewster/144.html This is the earliest mention of an Amazeen in New Hampshire I have ever found.


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