102. Lydia4 Wallingford (Col. Thomas3, John2, Nicholas1) was born probably in Dover, New Hampshire 25 April 1742.(1119) Lydia died in 1819, probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(1120) Her name is inscribed on her son Isaac's "Lord's Tomb" on Lord's Hill in Effingham as "Lydia Lord" and gives her year of death as 1819.(1121)
She married twice. She married first, Samuel Lord III, about 1760. Samuel was born 8 February 1735/6, in Berwick, York County, Maine.(1122) Samuel was the son of Samuel Lord and Mary Shackley. Samuel died 17 May 1773, in in the Salmon Falls River. The diary of Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate has the following entry: "Monday Eveng May 17 1773 A dreadfull Gust of Wind & Rain, with awfull Thunder & Lightning a Number of people coming up the River Loaden with Rockweed. Viz. Mr. Saml. Lord 3rd. of Berwick, Mrs. Lucy Lord & Jonathan Hardison, Mr. Jacob Quinbey, Mr. Josiah Tebbets, Mr. Charles & Mrs. Molly Stacpole. ye Boat oversat Near Sturgeon Creek. & 3 of them were drownd. Viz. Mr. Saml. Lord, Mrs. Lucy Lord, & Jonathan Hardison, ye Rest Narrowly Escap'd ye same fate sd. Lucy & Jonathan were Taken up on ye Next day. Saml. not Taken up till Sunday May 30. Taken up in ye Back River by Timothy Clements. Saml. Lord Born Saturday Feb. 8. O. S. 1735."(1123) Sturgeon Creek is on the Eliot side of the Salmon Falls River, and the Back River is on the opposite side of Dover Point, so his body must have washed downriver more than a mile before rounding the Point and heading up the Back River, now known as the Bellamy River, where it was found nearly two weeks after he drowned. When his body was returned to his home his widow Lydia reportedly ordered that it be left outside until it dried. She is quoted as saying "It will get my floor dirty--leave it on the porch."(1124) Samuel was buried in the Salmon Falls old town cemetery in Rollinsford, N.H.(1125)
She married second, John Costelloe, 20 December 1774, in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire. Somersworth schoolmaster Joseph Tate's diary has the following: "Tuesday Night. Dec. 20. 1774 Mr. John Costelow a Dublin Lad Married to ye Wo. Lydia Lord of Berwick pr. ye Revd. Jeremiah Belknap of Dover in ye Province of New Hampshire in New England."(1126)
John was born about 1735, in Ireland. Tate's diary refers to him as "a Dublin lad". A more recent history says he was a Protestant from County Cork, Ireland, born about 1735, who came to this country in 1761 and may have been married previously.(1127)
John died supposedly by hanging himself, before 17 November 1795, probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire, at about 67 years of age. The book "Tales of Effingham" says he died in Effingham on 2 September 1802(1128) , but this is impossible as administration of his estate was granted to his widow Lydia on 17 November 1795.
Shackford calls him an "Irish dancing master"(1129) A John Costelloe was a member of the crew of the Continental Frigate Boston during the Revolutionary War. In a 1777 roster of the ship's company he was stationed at Gun No. 8, Larboard watch.(1130) Lydia received property from the estate of her father in the three divisions of the estate made on 10 September 1772, 10 October 1772 (Maine lands), and 8 December 1779. As Lydia Lord, wife of Samuel, she first received a store or warehouse with part of a wharf and contiguous land in Portsmouth adjoining her sister Mary Pearne's lot. Also 25 acres on the Plains in Somersworth, originally purchased from Samuel Rendal and Thomas Hobbs.(1131) In the Maine division she received 15 acres purchased of Samuel Worster plus 15 other acres near the first. Also one whole right to land in Lebanon purchased of Eleazer Ferguson, plus one quarter of the interest he had in a saw mill at Salmon Falls, with privileges.(1132) In 1779, as Lydia Costelow, she received 1/13 part of the 2nd division lot in Moultonborough and first division lot in Middleton. Also 10 acres in the first division in Sanbornton, joining 10 acres set off to her sister Hannah Brown, also 15 acres in the 2nd division in Sanbornton joining to 15 acres set off to heirs of her sister Abigail Saunders. Also 360 acres in New Durham Gore, being lot number 1 in a drawn lot plan attached to the record of the division.(1133)
On 27 March 1778 the widow Mary Wallingford of Somersworth, as executrix of her husband Ebenezer's will, sold for 270 pounds to John Costelloe of Berwick, Trader, "1/13 part or share and 1/4 part or share of the 1/13 part or share of all the out Lands in the New Townships or of all the Lands Whatsoever Lying within the Mason Pattent so called which have been or may or ought hereafter to be draw'd to the Right of Thomas Wallingford Esquire Deceased as one of the Proprietors of said Pattent Excepting what has been already Lawfully Conveyed by me in my said Capacity or was Disposed of in the Life time of my said Husband..."(1134) Ebenezer Wallingford was Lydia's brother.
In 1785 they apparently desired to sell off much of this land. An advertisement was taken out in the May 17, 1785 issue of the New Hampshire Mercury that read: "John Costelloe have sundry tracts of land for sale in Marlboro, Fitzwilliam, Parkersfield, Stoddard, Washington, Fishersfield, New London, Hillsboro, New Bradford, Mason, Rindge, Jaffery, Dublin, Peterborough, Lyndboro, New Boston, Weare, Andover, Alexandria, New Chester, Camble's Gore, Kiersarge Gore, and Meredith Gore. These lots have been willed to Costelloe from Col. Wallingford." This was dated Effingham, NH, May 14, 1785(1135).
John Costelloe's name appears in the records of Effingham, N.H. in 1778. They developed a large farm there. On 2 July 1785 they made an agreemnt with William Palmer, who had worked on the farm since May, for him to operate the farm on a share basis. The contract was for a period of three years and was probably extended. A faded copy of this contract seen by the author of a local history tells of 70 acres being cleared, of burnt over land, of buildings, and cattle, hogs and fowls. In 1787 John served as selectman in Effingham, and in 1790 began producing iron in town. Bog iron ore was dredged from Ossipee Lake near the Pine River inlet and was carried to the furnace at Iron Works Falls, now Effingham Falls, where water power was used to blow air into a furnace. In 1794 he helped his step-son Isaac Lord build a toll bridge over the Great Ossipee River that stood until 184(1136) 3.
The 1790 census finds John Costalow and family in Effingham, N.H. with two adult males, two females, and one other free person.(1137) Given the dates of birth of the Costelloe children it seems that most must have either died young or been living elsewhere at that time. The 1800 census schedules for Effingham were lost so we can't check them that year. Effingham town records supposedly record the births of all their children, but these haven't been checked yet. It seems unusual that Lydia would be having children right up to the age of 50, which leads one to wonder if John might have taken another wife who bore him some or all of these children. Effingham records must be checked to determine the truth.
Lydia Wallingford and Samuel Lord III had the following children:
227 i. Samuel5 Lord was born probably in Berwick, Maine 15 April 1761.(1138)
228 ii. Nancy Lord was born probably in Berwick, Maine 7 June 1762.(1139) She married James Osborne.
229 iii. George Lord was born probably in Berwick, Maine 19 October 1764.(1140) George died 11 July 1811, probably in Parsonsfield, Maine.(1141) He is buried in the "Lord's Tomb" on Lord's Hill in Effingham, N.H.(1142) He married Patience Hobbs, 1 March 1789.(1143)
Patience was born 30 January 1769, in Hampton?, N.H..(1144) Patience was the daughter of Morris Hobbs and Theodate Page. Patience died 19 May 1816, probably in Parsonsfield, Maine. She is buried in the "Lord's Tomb" on Lord's Hill in Effingham, N.H.(1145) The History of Hampton gives her year of death as 1810, which appears to be incorrect, and also gives her place of death as Parsonsfield, Maine.(1146) The gravestone record says she was aged 47, which is consistent with 1816 but not 1810. According to the History of Hampton, NH and Saco Valley Settlements they moved to Parsonsfield, Maine, about 1799 and settled at what has since been called Lord's Mills. They had ten children.
230 iv. Charlotte Lord was born probably in Berwick, Maine 15 September 1766.(1147)
231 v. Lydia Lord was born probably in Berwick, Maine 4 January 1769.(1148)
232 vi. Isaac Lord was born probably in Berwick, Maine 9 February 1771.(1149) Isaac died 5 September 1771, probably in Berwick, Maine, aged nearly 7 months.(1150) He was buried in the Salmon Falls old town cemetery in Rollinsford, N.H.(1151)
233 vii. Isaac Lord was born probably in Berwick, Maine 23 July 1772.(1152) Isaac died 5 November 1838, in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(1153) He married Susan Leavitt, 7 February 1793, in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.(1154) Susan was born 8 March 1773, in Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire.(1155) Susan was the daughter of James Leavitt and Betty Rowe. Susan died 12 or 13 February 1846, in Gorham, Cumberland County, Maine.(1156) Isaac grew up in the South Berwick area until moving to Effingham, N.H. about 1792, following his mother and step-father John Costelloe's earlier move to that town. John became a wealthy merchant and landowner. For many years he was a town selectman and held other local offices. In 1807 he was elected to the state of NH General Court, and later became a Justice of the Peazce. His businesses included an inn, store, farming, lumbering, building, and a stage line. He and his wife lived for a time in Portland, Maine before returning to Effingham and building a mansion there. He and his wife had eight children. An entire chapter is devoted to his life in the book "Tales of Effingham" by Lawrence P. Hall.(1157)
Lydia Wallingford and John Costelloe had the following children:
234 viii. Margaret Costelloe was born in 1775.(1158)
235 ix. Mary Costelloe was born in 1777.(1159)
236 x. William Costelloe was born probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1780.(1160) He married Elizabeth Teed, 26 February 1806, probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire.(1161)
237 xi. Elizabeth Costelloe was born probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1783.(1162)
238 xii. John Costelloe was born probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1785.(1163) The book "Tales of Effingham" states that John's father John Costelloe died in Effingham on 2 September 1802(1164) , but this is obviously incorrect because his administration on his estate was granted to his widow Lydia on 17 November 1795. Could the 1802 death record refer to the son John?
239 xiii. Samuel Costelloe was born probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1787.(1165)
240 xiv. James Costelloe was born probably in Effingham, Strafford County, New Hampshire in 1790.(1166)
241 xv. Ann Costelloe was born in 1792.(1167)
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