Would love to find someone to help me with early Portsmouth records. My ancestor Rebecca Welch (b. about 1742) was married in York Co, Me. to Nathaniel Hill, Jr. The marriage record indicates she was the daughter of Moses Welch Jr.and Mary Welch. I've found he was a cordwainer and generally referred to as "Moses Welch of Portsmouth". He (Moses Jr. )and his wife Mary Catherine Hutchins (Grover) appear to have been characters. I've found his father's 1756 will, and a few court indexes for non attendance at church and alcohol consumption? It also appears that the court ordered the marriage after an unnamed child was born in Sept. 1731. They married Oct. 11, 1733 at Portsmouth. I also found a note that one of the signers of the Constitution (Josiah Bartlett) paid a Moses Welch 12 shillings to survey a Portsmouth highway in 1775.
I'm looking for their other children and death dates.
Thanks so much!
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