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Judge Samuel Penhallow

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Background

Employment History

  • Chief Justice
    Superior Court
  • Highly Respected Local Magistrate and Deacon
    North Church
  • Judge and Magistrate
  • Family Group

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Treasurer and Chief Justice
    King
  • Councilor
    King
24 Total References
Web References
Portsmouth Athenaeum Finding Aids
www.portsmouthathenaeum.org, 11 Nov 2010 [cached]
The primary figures, Archibald Macphaedris, Jonathan Warner, and Samuel Penhallow were all prominent merchants.
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There are a few papers involving Samuel Penhallow as Justice of the Peace.
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Subjects include the family's shipping business, sawmills, relatives in Londonderry, Northern Ireland and the procurement of Irish workers for the Macpheadris plantation in Casco, Me., extensive land holdings, involving lands originally granted to Capt. John Mason (considered the father of New Hampshire), and Samuel Penhallow's activities as justice of the peace.
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Persons represented include Archibald Macpheadris, his daughter, Mary (Macpheadris) Osborne Warner, her husband, Jonathan Warner, Elizabeth Warner Sherburne, John N. Sherburne, Samuel Penhallow, Pearce Wentworth Penhallow, Hunking Penhallow, Richard Wibird, Gerard Caseaux, French consul at Portsmouth (1803), and his wife, Sarah Caseaux.
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The Penhallow Family Papers series (1716-1790) are mostly the papers of Samuel Penhallow in London to his parents (1789) on trying to reestablish trade with Britain. There are a few Justice of the Peace papers; one examination by Samuel Penhallow of a ship's crew abandoning a passenger and selling his merchandise.
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In 1779, Jonathan Warner was appointed the guardian of two daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail, of his deceased brother Samuel.
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Pearce Penhallow was a descendant from Samuel Penhallow (1665-1726) who migrated from England to the Massaschusetts Bay Colony to Portsmouth.
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Samuel married Mary Cutt, the daughter of John Cutt, a prominent land owner and president of the provincial council.
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Samuel was merchant, provincial council member, served as a judge and magistrate, and became the Chief Justice of the Superior Court.
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1813 Samuel Penhallow died.
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Samuel Penhallow to Moses Cavorly.
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Examination of the crew by Samuel Penhallow, Justice of the Peace.
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Samuel Penhallow to Rev. Eleazar Wheelock.
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Samuel Penhallow, Justice of the Peace, to Keeper of the Gaol.
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Samuel Penhallow, London, to his parents (John Penhallow).
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Samuel and John Penhallow to Rockingham County.
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Obituary: Samuel Penhallow "who died on Thursday last…Aged ninety-three…"
6.3 Letter, 1805. Ebenezer Webster to Samuel Penhallow. Salisbury. Lot of land in Salisbury.
6.4 Ca. 1790. Index sheet. Headed "Samuel Penhallow". [Goes with index pages in 6.1?]
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Deed: Thomas Harvey of Portsmouth to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth, a lot of land on Graffords Lane in Portsmouth. (recorded by Samuel Penhallow).
Samuel Penhallow built this ...
www.StrawberryBank.org, 26 April 2008 [cached]
Samuel Penhallow built this house about 1750, the year of his marriage.A highly respected local magistrate and Deacon of the North Church, Penhallow lived here for more than sixty years.As a judge, he was known for his swift and impartial dispensation of the law.
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Deacon Penhallow's grandfather, also named Samuel, was a man of even greater prominence in New Hampshire.Born in Cornwall and the first Penhallow to come to Portsmouth, Samuel served as a King's Councilor and as treasurer and Chief Justice of the province.He is best remembered, however, as the author of The History of the Wars of New England With the Eastern Indians.
Hunking Penhallow, b: 1766 - Rockingham, New Hampshire
www.penhallow.net, 3 Mar 2006 [cached]
Samuel Penhallow
Penhallow House
www.strawberybanke.org, 1 July 1999 [cached]
Samuel Penhallow built this house about 1750, the year of his marriage.A highly respected local magistrate and Deacon of the North Church, Penhallow lived here for more than sixty years.As a judge, he was known for his swift and impartial dispensation of the law.
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Deacon Penhallow's grandfather, also named Samuel, was a man of even greater prominence in New Hampshire.Born in Cornwall and the first Penhallow to come to Portsmouth, Samuel served as a King's Councilor and as treasurer and Chief Justice of the province.He is best remembered, however, as the author of The History of the Wars of New England With the Eastern Indians.This now extremely rare book was published in 1726, the year of Penhallow's death.
The Scotch-Irish in the Indian Wars
www.libraryireland.com, 15 Dec 2006 [cached]
Samuel Penhallow was a native of Cornwall, England, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1686 originally with a view of becoming a missionary to the Indians. He married a wealthy heiress, by whom he acquired property at Portsmouth, N. H., where he settled. He was appointed a member of the Provincial Council, was Treasurer of the Province for several years, and for many years before his death in 1726 he was Chief Justice of the Superior Court. His History was published in 1726 with an introduction by the Rev. Dr. Benjamin Colman, of Boston, who likened the experience of the New England settlers with the Indians to that of the children of Israel with the Canaanites. Judge Penhallow's History is a document of the highest value, as it is a first-hand record of events. He gives a detailed account of massacres committed on both sides along the border, whither Scotch-Irish immigration to New England was directed. His account shows that all the provincial authorities did ordinarily was to incite reprisals upon the Indians. Referring to the year 1706 he says:
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In 1706 Penhallow estimated that every Indian killed or taken "cost the country at least a thousand pounds.
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