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To learn how to research your family tree in NH go to "Genealogical Resources"First granted in 1728 as Narragansett #3, the town was named after Lord Jeffrey Amherst, commander-in-chief of the colonials in the French and Indian War. Amherst was the birthplace of Horace Greeley, founder of the New York Tribune.
Amherst was the county seat of Hillsborough Co NH from 1769 to 1864.
Hancock started as an unidentified settlement on the Contoocook River, in lands known as "Society Land" or Cumberland, which had been reserved for the proprietors of the lands which became New Hampshire.
First settled in 1764, the town was named Hancock in 1779 in honor of John Hancock, first governor of Massachusetts, president of the Continental Congress, and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Charles Booth's London enables you to search the catalogue of over 450 original notebooks from the Inquiry into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903), view 41 digitised notebooks and explore the London poverty maps.
Former village names include Mason Harbor, Mason Village, and sometimes Souhegan Village.
The town was renamed in 1798 at the suggestion of one of the town's leading citizens, who hailed from Brookline, MA. Incorporated in 1774 from Society Land by Governor John Wentworth, the town was named Deering, the family name of his wife, Frances Deering Wentworth.
At the time of the Revolution, John and Frances Wentworth left for Nova Scotia, then went to England, where Frances became a lady-in-waiting to Queen Charlotte, wife of George III. Formed from New Boston, and a portion of Society Land.
The name Hudson was chosen because of its position near the Merrimack River, once supposed to flow east from the Hudson River, creating the boundary line between MA and NH.
Known as Naticook until 1729 when the land was granted as Brenton's Farm to William Brenton, Governor of RI.