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Kensington, New Hampshire, USA - Moultons Ridge is the highest land in town. Looking to the east the ocean is seen and the light on the Isles of Shoals is plainly seen at night. It

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Once a parish of Hampton, Kensington was incorporated in 1737 by New Hampshire Governor Jonathan Belcher. Of the 27 towns granted by Governor Belcher, only 3 were given names, one of which was Kensington, named for Baron Kensington, owner of Kensington Palace in London.


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"Moulton's Ridge is the highest land in town. Looking to the east the ocean is seen and the light on the Isles of Shoals is plainly seen at night. It is a revolving one. Looking nort boast is seen Mount Agamen ticus in York County, Maine, and northwest I see the Blue Hills of Strafford County.

The Moulton family was formerly from Hampton Falls. They settled here about 1750. The home of Miss Moulton was built in 1781 by her grandfather. During the Revolution there were some Tories sent into this state by Washington and they were boarded by Benjamin Moulton. There were two of them. Mr. Moulton died in 1819. He was a large landholder..."

Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
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Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909

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1737 - Congregational Church organized in Kensington
"Kensington was incorporated in 1737. In that same year the (First Parish) Congregational Church was organized with a membership of 57, who were dismissed from the church in Hampton Falls to the church in Kensington. The parish voted to call the Rev. Jeremiah Fogg as their pastor. He accepted their call and remained their pastor for more than 52 years."
Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
1798 - Library built in Kensington
"Kensington was one of the first towns in New Hampshire to become interested in establishing a library for the use of its citizens. One town, Peterborough, claims precedence. The Kensington Social Library was incorporatd Dec. 27, 1798."
Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
1839 - Kensington
Kensington, New Hampshire
Rockingham county, is 45 miles N. from Boston, 15 S.W. from Portsmouth, and 40 S.E. from Concord. This town has no streams of any note; its surface is pretty even. Kensington was settled at an early period and was originally part of Hampton, from which it was detached in 1737. Population, 1830, 717.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1892 - Kensington Grange, No. 173, Patrons of Husbandry, was instituted Feb. 23, 1892, by Deputy T. H. White of Harrisville
with 36 charter members. Harrison Rowe was elected master, John
York, secretary, and Sarah A. Green, lecturer.
Kensington, New Hampshire, sketches and reminiscences by Mace, Ida M Published 1909
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor passing through, here are some suggestions to make the most of your time in Kensington and its vicinity.
1. Kensington Town Hall:
Start your exploration of Kensington at the Town Hall. This historic building is not only the center of local government but also a gathering place for community events. Check out their bulletin boards for information on upcoming town fairs, meetings, and other happenings.

2. Sawyer Park:
Sawyer Park is a picturesque spot in the heart of Kensington. It's a great place for a leisurely stroll or a picnic with family and friends. The park features a playground for kids, picnic tables, and a gazebo, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon.

3. Hiking and Nature Walks:
Kensington offers some excellent opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The Kensington Town Forest has several hiking trails that wind through beautiful woodlands. It's an ideal place for a nature walk or a more challenging hike, depending on your preferences. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the natural beauty of the area.

4. Applecrest Farm Orchards:
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Kensington, New Hampshire, USA

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male ancestorJonathan PRESCOTT (6 May 1675, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 6 January 1755, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorWilliam BROWN (5 June 1680, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 1 September 1725, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorJonathan FELLOWS (28 September 1682, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA - 21 January 1753, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorAnn HEATH (30 June 1684, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA (Ayers Village) - 7 August 1765, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorMary PERKINS (28 November 1693, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 14 November 1766, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorAbraham MOULTON (8 September 1694, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 8 December 1761, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)
male ancestorEdward TUCK (7 February 1695, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA - , )
female ancestorSarah DEARBORN (17 June 1699, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 15 January 1756, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)
female ancestorSarah MOULTON (10 September 1699, Hampton, New Hampshire, USA - 5 August 1771, Kensington, New Hampshire, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Kensington, New Hampshire, USA

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male ancestorWilliam BROWN (5 June 1680 - 1 September 1725) and female ancestorAnn HEATH (30 June 1684 - 7 August 1765) married 9 June 1701
male ancestorJosiah RUNDLETT (20 January 1731 - 10 March 1810) and female ancestorMary JAMES (11 September 1732 - 8 March 1808) married 25 May 1756

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