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Land grants, homes and gravestones of the early settlers of Ipswich

A set of five maps portraying the locations of the early land grants in Ipswich was prepared by John W. Nourse, published in 1905 in the book Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony by Thomas Franklin Waters. The first lots were granted in 1633-34. As the Puritans in Massachusetts expanded their settlements, it was their policy not to admit persons to whom the town had not allocated land. It soon became the practice to admit them if they had the means to purchase land from the present inhabitants, provided that the Selectmen of the Town agreed.

House lot of Thomas French of Ipswich Thomas and Susan French of Ipswich, their sons and daughters - The largest contingent to arrive in Ipswich from the same village were 15 men and women from Assington, Suffolk, including Thomas French and his family.
Tombstone of Thomas Lull at the Old North Burying Ground in Ipswich Thomas and Elizabeth Lull, the Caldwell sons and their descendants - The youngest daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Lull, Sr married William Caldwell in 1714. The wives of his brothers, John and Jacob, were her nieces, being the daughters of Thomas Lull Jr. The Caldwell family became prominent, while the Lull family name disappeared from Ipswich.
1872 map of East Street in Ipswich, known as "Knowlton's Close" The Hovey clan and Knowlton’s Close, a 19th Century neighborhood - In 1844, John Sawyer sold to Josiah Caldwell an undeveloped tract known as "Knowlton's Close." Caldwell sold the land in house lots, where houses constructed in the popular vernacular Greek Revival style still stand today.
Aaron Pengry Moses and Aaron Pengry and their descendants - Two brothers, Moses and Aaron Pengry both resided in Ipswich by 1641. and were active in town affairs. The surnames of their descendants are alternatively spelled Pingree, Pengre, Pengrey, Pengry, Pingre, Pingrey, Pingry.
Nathaniel Wade house, Ipswich MA Homes of the Wades - Jonathan Wade arrived in Ipswich in 1635 with the first wave of Puritan settlers, and came into ownership of land across from the South Green. In the 19th Century, the Wade family of housewrights built several homes on County Rd., and throughout the town.
The Manning Family of Salem and Ipswich Massachusetts Homes of the Manning family of Ipswich - Nicholas Manning immigrated from England to Salem, MA, as early as 1662. He was later joined by his youngest brother Thomas, who became the common ancestor of the prominent Manning family of Ipswich.
Thomas Lord house, High St., Ipswich MA Homes of the Lords - Robert Lord, his wife Mary Waite and their four children arrived with the first settlers of Ipswich in 1634, where he was appointed town clerk. Almost every house on High Street has been lived in by a member of the Lord family.
Jewett house, High St. Ipswich Homes of the Jewetts - Generations of the Jewett family made their homes on upper High Street, and the area near the Rowley town line came to be known as Ipswich Village.
Homes of the descendants of Richard and Ursula Scott Kimball of Rattlesden, who settled in Ipswich - The common ancestors of many of the Kimball family in America are Richard Kimball Sr. and his wife Ursula Scott of the Parish of Rattlesden, England who moved to Ipswich in 1635. Four of the First Period homes of their descendants are still standing.
John Baker house, South Green in Ipswich Homes of the descendants of John Baker of Ipswich - John Baker owned, by grant, a large lot on the north side of East St. between North Main and County St. To his son Thomas, he conveyed the house where he lived and the remainder of his land, June 14, 1698 (35: 44). John Baker the settler was […]
William Howard house Homes of the descendants of Daniel Rindge and Mary Kinsman of Ipswich - Daniel Rindge (aka Ringe) was in Ipswich, in 1648. He married Mary Kinsman, the daughter of Robert Kinsman who came to Ipswich in 1635.
Appleton Farms "New House" Homes of the Appletons - Appleton Farms was gifted to the Trustees of Reservations by Francis and Joan Appleton in 1998. Originally granted to Ipswich settler Samuel Appleton, it is the oldest continuously operating farm in America. The farm continued in family ownership for seven generations, and the extended family built homes along Waldingfield Rd. and the nearby vicinity. 
Robert Kinsman house, Candlewood Rd., Ipswich Descendants of Robert Kinsman of Ipswich - Robert Kinsman, the immigrant, was a glazier by trade, and received a grant of an acre of land on Green St. His son Robert 2 played a part in the resistance to Gov. Andros in 1687 for which Ipswich is known as the Birthplace of American Independence.
Capt. Matthew Perkins House Descendants of John and Judith Gator Perkins of Ipswich - John Perkins, who identified himself as "the Elder," and his wife Judith Gator were the immigrant ancestors of the Ipswich Perkins family from the mother country.

Early lot grants to the settlers of Ipswich

Diagram 1 of lot grants to the settlers of Ipswich
Diagram 2 of lot grants to the settlers of Ipswich
Diagram 3 of lot grants to the settlers of Ipswich
Diagram 4 of lot grants to the settlers of Ipswich
Map 5 settlers of Ipswich MA

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  1. This was wonderful. We so enjoyed the house tour and the talk by the charming John Fiske last July. We have such fond memories of Ipswich. We have been at Whipple House in 17thc. clothing many times and visit Ipswich a couple times a year. We still remember the great response we got to the program we presented to the historical society there almost 10 years ago. (Sigh…If only our pockets were fuller we would buy and live in an old home in Ipswich!)
    Adam and Mary Spencer

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