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List of New Hampshire Grants

Between January 1749 and October 1764, New Hampshire's Govenor Benning Wentworth issued 135 grants for land in what is now known as Vermont. Over 100 of these grant towns still exist.

Township (Other Names & Description) Present County Charter Date
Addison Addison October 14, 1761
Andover Windsor Oct 13, 1761
Arlington Bennington July 28, 1761
Averill Essex June 29, 1762
Barnard (Bernard) Windsor July 17, 1761
Barnet Caledonia September 16, 1763
Bennington (Hoosick) Bennington January 3, 1749 
Bernard (Barnard) Windsor July 17, 1761
Berlin Washington June 8, 1763
Bloomfield (Minehead) Essex June 29, 1762
Bolton Chittenden June 7, 1763 
Brandon (Neshobe) Rutland October 20, 1761 
Brattlesboro Windham December 26, 1753 
Bridgewater Windsor July 10, 1761 
Bridport Addison October 9, 1761 
Bristol (Pocock) Addison June 26, 1762 
(Peter) Brown tract (Dover) Windham July 4, 1764
Brumley (Peru) Bennington October 13, 1761
Brunswick Essex October 31, 1761
Burlington Chittenden June 7, 1763 
Castleton Rutland September 22, 1761 
Cavendish (same as above) Windsor October 12, 1781 
Charlotta (Charlotte) Chittenden June 24, 1762
Charlotte (Chelsea) Chittenden June 24, 1762 
Chester (Flamstead) Windsor February 22, 1754
Clarendon Rutland September 5, 1761
Colchester Chittenden June 7, 1763
Corinth Orange February 4, 1764
Cornwall Addison November 3, 1761 
Danby Rutland August 27, 1761
Dorset (Dorsett)
Dorsett (Dorset)
Bennington
Bennington
August 20, 1761 
August 20, 1761
Dover
Draper (Wilmington)
Windham
Windham
July 4, 1764
June 17, 1763
Dummerston Windham December 26, 1753
Duxbury Washington June 7, 1763
Essex
Faine (Newfane)
Chittenden
Windham
June 7, 1763
June 19, 1753
Fairfax Franklin August 18, 1763 
Fairfield Franklin August 18, 1763 
Fairlee Orange September 9, 1761
Ferdinand (Wenlock) Essex September 9, 1761 
Ferrisburg
Flamstead (Chester)
Addison
Windsor
June 24, 1762
February 22, 1754 
Georgia Franklin August 17, 1763 
Glastenbury (Glossenbury)
Glossenbury (Glastenbury)
Bennington
Bennington
August 20, 1761 
August 20, 1761
Grafton (Thomlinson) Windham April 8, 1754
Granby Essex October 10, 1761 
Guildhall Essex October 10, 1761 
Guilford Windham April 2, 1754 
Halifax Windham May 11, 1750 
Hartford
Hartland (Hereford)
Windsor
Windsor
July 4, 1761 
July 10, 1761
Harwich (Mount Tabor)
Hertford (Hartland)
Rutland
Windsor
June 28, 1761
July 10, 1761
Highgate Franklin August 17, 1763
Hinesburg Chittenden June 24, 1763
(Stephen) Holland (Dover)
Hoosick (Bennington)
Windham
Bennington
July 5, 1764
January 3, 1749 
Hubbardton
Hungerford (Sheldon)
Rutland
Franklin
June 15, 1764
August 18, 1763
Huntington (New Huntington) Chittenden June 7, 1763
Jericho Chittenden June 7, 1763 
Killington (Sherburne) Rutland July 7, 1761
Leicester Addison October 20, 1761 
Lemington Essex June 29, 1762 
Lewis Essex June 29, 1762 
Ludlow Windsor September 16, 1761 
Lunenburg Essex July 5, 1763
Maidstone  Essex October 12, 1761 
Manchester
Mansfield (Stowe)
Bennington
Lamoille
August 11, 1761
June 8, 1763
Marlebrough (Marlboro)
Marlboro (Marlebrough)
Windham
Windham
April 29, 1751
April 29, 1751
Middlebury (Midlebury) Addison November 2, 1761 
Middlesex Washington June 8, 1763
Middletown Springs
Midlebury (Middlebury)
Rutland
Addison
October 28, 1784
November 2, 1761
Milton Chittenden June 8, 1763
Minehead (Bloomfield)
Monkton
Essex
Addison
June 29, 1762
June 24, 1762 
Moretown Washington June 7, 1763 
Mount Tabor (Harwich) Rutland June 28, 1761
Neshobe (Brandon) Rutland October 20, 1761 
New Haven
New Huntington (Huntington)
Addison
Chittenden
November 2, 1761
June 7, 1763 
Newbury Orange May 18, 1763 
Newfane (Faine) Windham June 19, 1753 
Norwich Windsor July 4, 1761 
Orwell Addison August 18, 1763
Panton Addison November 3, 1761 
Pawlet Rutland August 26, 1761 
Peacham Caledonia December 31, 1763 
Peru (Brumley) Bennington October 13, 1761
(Andrew) Phillips (Readsboro) Bennington August 11, 1764
Pittsford Rutland October 12, 1761
Plymouth (Saltash)
Pocock (Bristol)
Windsor
Addison
July 6, 1761
June 26, 1762 
Pomfret Windsor July 8, 1761 
Poultney Rutland September 21, 1761 
Pownal Bennington January 8, 1760 
Putney Windham December 26, 1753 
Reading Windsor June 6, 1761 
Readsboro Bennington July 8, 1764 
Rockingham
(Robert) Rogers (Readsboro)
Windham
Bennington
December 28, 1752
July 4, 1764
Rupert Bennington August 20, 1761 
Rutland Town Rutland September 7, 1761 
Ryegate Caledonia September 8, 1763 
Saint Albans Town Franklin August 17, 1763 
Saint George Chittenden August 18,1763 
Salisbury
Saltash (Plymouth)
Addison
Windsor
November 3, 1761
July 6, 1761 
Sandgate Bennington August 11, 1761
Shaftsbury Bennington August 20, 1761 
Sharon Windsor August 17, 1761 
Shelburne Chittenden August 18, 1763 
Sheldon (Hungerford) Franklin August 18, 1763 
Sherburne (Killington) Rutland July 7, 1761 
Shoreham Addison October 8, 1761
Shrewsbury
Smithfield (Bakersfield & Fletcher)
Rutland
Franklin
September 4, 1761
August 18, 1763
Somerset (Somersett)
Somersett (Somerset)
Windham
Windham
September 9, 1761
September 9, 1761
Springfield Windsor August 20, 1761 
Stamford Bennington March 6, 1753 
Stockbridge Windsor July 21, 1761 
Stowe (Mansfield) Lamoille June 8, 1763 
Strafford Orange August 12, 1761 
Stratton Windham July 30, 1761 
Sudbury Rutland August 6, 1763 
Sunderland Bennington July 29, 1761 
Swanton Franklin August 17, 1763 
Thetford
Thomlinson (Grafton)
Orange
Windham
August 12, 1761
April 8, 1754 
Tinmouth Rutland September 15, 1761 
Topsham Orange August 17, 1763 
Townshend Windham June 20, 1753 
Tunbridge Orange September 3, 1761
(James) Tute (Dover)
Underhill
Windham
Chittenden
July 4, 1764
June 8, 1763
(John) Walker (Wardsboro)
Wallingford
Windham
Rutland
October 17, 1764
November 27, 1761 
Waltham Addison October 17, 1764 
Waterbury Washington June 7, 1763
Weathersfield Windsor August 20, 1761 
Wells
Wenlock (Brighton & Ferdinand)
Rutland
Essex
September 15, 1761
October 13, 1761
Westford  Chittenden June 8, 1763 
Westminister Windham November 9, 1752 
Weybridge Addison November 3, 1761
Whiteing (Whiting) Addison August 6, 1763 
Whiting (Whiteing) Addison August 6, 1763 
Williston Chittenden  June 7, 1763
Wilmington  Windham April 19, 1751 
Windsor Windsor July 6, 1761 
Winhall Bennington September 15, 1761 
Winooski (Colchester) Chittenden April 1, 1921 
Woodford Bennington March 6, 1753 
Woodstock Windsor July 10, 1761 
Worcester (Worster)
Worster (Worcester)
Washington
Washington
June 8, 1763 
June 8, 1763


The above information on the New Grants comes from the following sources:

     New Hampshire State Papers, Volume XXVI
     by Albert Stillman Batchellor
     Concord, New Hampshire

     Colonial Land Records
     New Hampshire Secretary of State Office
     Concord, New Hampshire

     Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
     (Second Printing)
     by Esther Munroe Swift, published 1996
     Vermont Historical Society
     Montpelier Vermont


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