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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Nathaniel Ward, an assistant pastor of Ipswich (1634-1635), 1636, wrote the first code of laws for Massachusetts.

Ipswich includes: The Bluffs, Candlewood, Line Brook, Little Neck, and Willowdale.


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  • 1633 - Ipswich is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1634 - Ipswich is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Map of Ipswich in 1640
    Candlewood an Ancient Neighborhood in Ipswich with Genealogies of John Brown, William Fellows, and Robert Kinsman.
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Olde Burnham House, built 1640
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Historical House, built 1669
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ross Tavern, built 1734
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Choates Bridge built 1764. The Oldest Stone Arch Bridge in America, Ipswich, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Old Heard House, built 1795
    Postcard
  • 1845 - IPSWICH. [Pop. 3,000. Inc 1634.]
    The Indian name of Ipswich was Agawam, and the first minister, Mr. Ward, wrote a witty satire, entitled The Simple Cobbler of Agawam.

    Essex...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village, port of entry, and one of the shire-towns of Essex county, Massachusetts, is situated on both sides of a river of its own nam...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich Massachusetts, 1890
    Ipswich is a pleasant seaboard town in Essex County, 27 miles northeast of Boston by the Eastern Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It is of t...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Old Hayes Tavern, Ipswich, Mass.

    "The Hayes Tavern had originally been built by the Peatfield brothers c. 1840. It is said to have been the first men's underwear factory in the country. Converted to Hayes Tavern by John W. Hayes in 1885. it... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    High St. from Lord's Square
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Market Street from Depot Square
    Postcard
  • News 1894 - FLAMES FANNED BY THE WIND. Firemen of Ipswich, Mass., Struggle to Save Their Town.
    Three Blocks Totally Destroyed and Several Dwellings Burned.

    Fire Fighters Suffered From the Bitter Cold - Sparks Carried a Half Mile.

    IPSWICH, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1894 - House Will Be Destroyed
    IPSWICH, Mass., July 21. - The black diphtheria has broken out in Ipswich. Already two children in the family of Thomas Began have died from this dise...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village of Essex co, Mass., in a town ship of the same name, on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean, 27 miles ...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - Lightning Strikes Steeple
    Ipswich, Mass., June 16. - During a heavy storm last night lightning struck the steeple on the South Congregational church and soon the entire buildin...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich Mills, Ipswich, Mass.

    "The Ipswich Mill Company was founded in 1868 by Amos Adams Lawrence, and developed this area, which had seen a variety of industrial uses since the 18th century. The company manufactured hosiery, one of the... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich, Mass. Ipswich River at foot of Summer St.
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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, Ipswich, Mass.
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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Steamboat Landing, Ipswich, Mass.
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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Railroad Station and Square
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Tyler Block
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Great Hill from West Shore Road, Hough's Neck, Mass.
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Soldiers Monument and Old North Church, Ipswich, Mass.
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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Agawam House
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    The Bluffs
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    New Fire Station
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Ipswich Light House, 1910
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Meeting House Green
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Ipswich, a banking post-village and township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean and 27 miles N...Read MORE...


  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Cottages at Little Neck and Crane's Hill
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Joseph's Church and Rectory
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Upland Farm
    Parson Bros.

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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Cable Memorial Hospital
    Postcard
  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    High School
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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    New Bank Building
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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Memorial Hall
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  • Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
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Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Map of Ipswich in 1640
Candlewood an Ancient Neighborhood in Ipswich with Genealogies of John Brown, William Fellows, and Robert Kinsman.



Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Olde Burnham House, built 1640
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Old Historical House, built 1669
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Ross Tavern, built 1734
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Choates Bridge built 1764. The Oldest Stone Arch Bridge in America, Ipswich, Mass.
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Old Heard House, built 1795
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
The Old Hayes Tavern, Ipswich, Mass.

"The Hayes Tavern had originally been built by the Peatfield brothers c. 1840. It is said to have been the first men's underwear factory in the country. Converted to Hayes Tavern by John W. Hayes in 1885. it... Read MORE...

Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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High St. from Lord's Square
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Market Street from Depot Square
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Main Street, Ipswich, Mass.
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Steamboat Landing, Ipswich, Mass.
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Ipswich Mills, Ipswich, Mass.

"The Ipswich Mill Company was founded in 1868 by Amos Adams Lawrence, and developed this area, which had seen a variety of industrial uses since the 18th century. The company manufactured hosiery, one of the... Read MORE...

Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Ipswich, Mass. Ipswich River at foot of Summer St.
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Railroad Station and Square
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Tyler Block
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Great Hill from West Shore Road, Hough's Neck, Mass.
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Soldiers Monument and Old North Church, Ipswich, Mass.
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Agawam House
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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The Bluffs
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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New Fire Station
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Ipswich Light House, 1910
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Meeting House Green
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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Cottages at Little Neck and Crane's Hill
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest

Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
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St. Joseph's Church and Rectory
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Upland Farm
Parson Bros.

Advertisement

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Cable Memorial Hospital
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
High School
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
New Bank Building
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Memorial Hall
Postcard

Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Pinterest
Town Hall
Postcard
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History and News of Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA

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  • 1633 - Ipswich is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1634 - Ipswich is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - IPSWICH. [Pop. 3,000. Inc 1634.]
    The Indian name of Ipswich was Agawam, and the first minister, Mr. Ward, wrote a witty satire, entitled The Simple Cobbler of Agawam.... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village, port of entry, and one of the shire-towns of Essex county, Massachusetts, is situated on both sides of a river of its own... Read MORE...

  • Ipswich Massachusetts, 1890
    Ipswich is a pleasant seaboard town in Essex County, 27 miles northeast of Boston by the Eastern Division of the Boston and Maine Railroad. It is of... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - FLAMES FANNED BY THE WIND. Firemen of Ipswich, Mass., Struggle to Save Their Town.
    Three Blocks Totally Destroyed and Several Dwellings Burned.

    Fire Fighters Suffered From the Bitter Cold - Sparks Carried a Half Mile.

    IPSWICH, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - House Will Be Destroyed
    IPSWICH, Mass., July 21. - The black diphtheria has broken out in Ipswich. Already two children in the family of Thomas Began have died from this... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Ipswich
    Ipswich, a post-village of Essex co, Mass., in a town ship of the same name, on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean, 27 miles ... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - Lightning Strikes Steeple
    Ipswich, Mass., June 16. - During a heavy storm last night lightning struck the steeple on the South Congregational church and soon the entire... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Ipswich, a banking post-village and township (town) of Essex co., Mass., on the Ipswich River, 3 miles from its entrance into the ocean and 27 miles... Read MORE...

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Genealogy Resources for Ipswich

Waters, Thomas F. Candlewood an Ancient Neighborhood in Ipswich with Genealogies of John Brown, William Fellows, and Robert Kinsman. Massachusetts: Salem Press, 1909.

Vital Records of Ipswich, MA - www.rootsweb.com/~maessex/VitalRecords/EssexCounty/Ipswich/Births_AB.html#B

History of the town of Essex : from 1634 to 1868


Updated: 11/16/2019 12:01:06 PM

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