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Re: Researching Purringtons of Bowdoinham, Maine
Posted by: Susan Purington (ID *****4655) Date: June 15, 2011 at 11:52:27
In Reply to: Re: Researching Purringtons of Bowdoinham, Maine by Leslie Chapman of 95

I've done a lot of research through Quaker meeting minutes in New Hampshire. It was James Purington (1664) (s. Lt. John Purrington (1635), s. George Puddington (1599), the immigrant) who was lost at sea. John (1661), James and Joshua (1672) all went to Salisbury, Massachusetts where John remained, Joshua went to Hampton, NH and James' childrens births are found in Salisbury records. His wife's and his deaths are found in Amesbury. The records can be found through the Massachusetts Genweb Project, Middlesex County. They have almost all the records in Massachusetts.

I can't say for sure where James and his young family lived because those three brothers all converted to the Quaker faith and the meetings were in Hampton, later alternating with Hampton and Amesbury so they recorded births, deaths and marriages in those towns. James' descendants went on to Kensington and Weare, NH and Danvers, Massachusetts and possibly others. Overall, James
family remained Quakers much longer than my ancestor Joshua's did so the records are easily found in the Quaker records.

You can find info on how to get the Quaker records on my tree (Purington/Dix/Foster/Kittredge/Ashby) on ancestry and a lot of other info, too. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Sue P.

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