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Kingston, New Hampshire



Kingston was the fifth town to be established in New Hampshire. Originally, it was a part of Hampton, New Hampshire. After King Philip's War, the establishment of new settlements was made possible by peace treaties with the local Indian tribes and, in 1692, by geographical and jurisdictional agreements between the provinces of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Consequently, certain residents of Hampton, New Hampshire petitioned for a grant of a separate township to be created from the western part of Hampton. And so, in 1694, King William III of England granted a royal charter establishing the town of "Kingstown", so named in honor of the King.

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Meeting House contract

Identifier: Mss 734419
Mss 734419
Date(s): 1734-07-19
Scope and Contents

Contract and bond for the completion of the meeting house in the town of Kingston, New Hampshire.