78. Phebe4 Wallingford (John3, John2, Nicholas1) was born probably in Newington, N.H. say 1722. Phebe was baptized in Newington on 30 April 1724 along with four of her siblings.(783) She was the next to the last one listed, so counting back two years suggests an approximate birth year of 1722 for her. Phebe died sometime after 27 March 1766. She appeared to acknowledge a deed on that date.
John died in 1760 or 1761.(786) John was living on 10 May 1760 when he and two others were sued by Alexander Hodgsdon but was deceased by 26 August 1761 when the court granted his widow the right to sell some of her land to pay debts. Phebe Wallingford was admitted to full communion in the Newington Church on 18 April 1742.(787) She was still living when her father wrote his will in October 1761, calling her Phebe Weymouth. They lived in Rochester.
John may be the "John Wamorth" who was a member of a military expedition to Lake Winnipesaukee in 1747. An expedition was raised in 1746 to attack Canada and marched from Dover on 7 January 1746/7 under Major Thomas Davis. Along for the journey was a Walter Bryant who kept a journal, and on 29 January he records that "John Wamorth" deserted the expedition. Looking through the journal one notes that men were constantly deserting this particular expedition, so John's actions weren't all that unusual in the situation.(788)
In his father's 1754 will John was the only one of seven children who was bequeated property immediately. All others were to receive their share after the death of their mother. John received "fifteen acres of My Homestead begining Westward of My dwelling & Eastward of his dwelling House", showing that they lived side by side in Somersworth at the time. This will was probated 28 April 1756.(789)
The Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire has Richard Hammett (also Hammock) aged about 21 in May 1705 and 24 in February 1707-8. In 1719 the Coffins quitclaimed to him and his brother John land formerly belonging to their father Thomas Hammett. The town of Rochester paid Cap. Timothy Roberts for keeping him in 1749 and John Weymouth of Somersworth was keeping him in 1756. The widow Weymouth was paid for his winding sheet in 1757.(790) Since John was supposedly alive in 1761 this "widow Weymouth" is likely his mother, especially since her husband had just died the year before.
On 11 June 1756 John Waymouth, husbandman of Somersworth, sold for 1500 pounds old tenors to Nicholas Waymouth, husbandman of Somersworth, 10 acres of land in Somersworth that was given "to me by my Hon'd Father Benja Waymouth late of Summersworth" in his last will. The land was where John was currently living, together with buildings, and was part of his late father's homestead. His wife Phebe released her dower rights. John signed and Phebe made her mark on 15 April 1760 before Thomas Wallingford, Justice of the Peace, and it was witnessed by Samuel Roberts and Job Roberts.(791) The next two deeds in the book have Nicholas Waymouth and his mother Sarah, widow of Benjamin, conveying various parcels of land. An Elizabeth Waymouth signed as well. This shows that Nicholas and John were brothers, as is also evidenced by their father's will.
On 10 May 1760 Alexander Hodgsdon of Rochester, yeoman, sued John Waymouth and Peter Wallingsford, both of Rochester and John Brown of Somersworth, husbandmen, for £40 as a charge for cutting down and carrying away ten trees from Hodgsdon's land in Rochester on 30 April 1760. He was awarded the £40 and the court attached a chair worth 5s belonging to each of the defendants.(792)
On 26 August 1761 the widow Phebe Weymouth, administratrix of the estate of John Weymouth late of Rochester deceased intestate, was granted the right to sell real estate in order to pay debts. Nearly four years later, on 13 May 1765, Phebe, still living in Rochester, sold to Alexander Hodgdon Jr. of Rochester, husbandman, about 5 acres of land in Rochester for £222 2s O.T. This land was half of a lot of ten acres she owned in lot number 24 in the first division among the proprietors of Rochester which her late husband had earlier purchased. Neighbors to this property were Edward Tebbets and Alexander Hodgdon Jr. himself. This may be the same Alexander who sued John and two others for cutting trees on his land a few years earlier. The deed was witnessed by Richard and Jonathan Dam. The widow appeared 27 March 1766 to verify the deed and it was recorded 26 February 1780.(793)
The child Benjamin below is the only one thus far found. His baptismal record called him son of Jno Weymouth, and no other John Weymouth seems to be present in Rochester at the time. Two pages after John's own baptism the Berwick First Church records include another John Weymouth baptised 5 May 1726, son of Timothy Weymouth.(794) It is probably that John who had a daughter Abigail baptised in Berwick on 23 May 1749 rather than our John.
Phebe Wallingford and John Weymouth had the following child:
174 i. Benjamin5 Weymouth was born before 8 December 1756. He was baptized at his father's house in Rochester on that date "Being Dangerously Sick with Fitts".(795) He may have died of his illness. No record has yet been found for him after this point.
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