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Re: Any New Hampshire, USA. Chesleys ?
Posted by: BArbara Maloney Date: August 30, 2001 at 21:05:30
In Reply to: Any New Hampshire, USA. Chesleys ? by Bruce Chesley of 624

Hi Bruce, CHESLEY HILL is located south of Rochester, and as far as I know was named for JAMES CHESLEY who raised his family there. This James lived to be 101. As you go up the hill you will find the old CHESLEY place on the right,at the top. You will also find CHESLEY PONDS now called Swain's Pond in Barrington, NH,, about 20 miles from Rochester. Here James and Elizabeth Hill Chesley settled in 1779, and their family grew. also the old home of my James Chesley is here. In the town of Barrington you will find many Chesley desendants, with Adrian Calef writting the History of Barrington, in which she includes all Chesley's who lived in town and their decendants.If the book is in print now, you will be able to go to the Slectman's office, on rt. 9 by the school to get a copy.My Chesley lived on what is now MERRY HILL RD. running from US4 in Nottingham to 9 in Barrington. It is part dirt, [or was the last time I was home] and as you come from rt.9 you will find a change in the road [was dirt to tar] with a small cem. on the right, here some of the family are burried. In back and on left is James and wife elizabeth. On US4 from the top of the hill [ at Merry Hill Rd. to the cornor 1 mile away toward Northwood, was at one time called Chesley villiage due to all homes were Chesley's.This is to long so please email me and I can tell you more about the area. Barbara


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