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Kittery, York County

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York County


1647 as Piscataqua Plantation


1652 from a portion of Piscataqua Plantation upon submission to Massachusetts (confirmed in 1653)

Previous Designations

The lower part of town was anciently known as Piscataqua, the upper as Newichawannock

Boundary Changes

Isles of Shoals (incorporated in part as Appledore in 1661, named changed to Isles of Shoales in 1665) was annexed in 1696

Upper Kittery was set off to form Berwick in 1713

Part of Berwick was annexed in 1716

The North Parish of Kittery was set off to become Eliot in 1810

Washington Remick's estate was set off to Eliot in 1826, and set off again in 1829 after the first act was repealed

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Admiralty Village, Bedell Crossing, Braveboat Harbor, Briggs Corner, Crooked Lane (former location), Foreside (former post office at Kittery), Kittery, Kittery Foreside, Kittery Junction (former railroad station), Kittery Point, Oak Terrace, Pepperell Cove

Prominent Islands

Cutts Island, Gerrish Island (formerly known, with Cutts Island, as Champernowne Island), Isles of Shoals (Appledore Island, Duck Island, Cedar Island, and Smuttynose Island), Seavey Island

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Eliot, Portsmouth (N.H.), York


Cemeteries of York County

Gravestone Inscriptions from the Isles of Shoals

Epitaphs From South Berwick, Berwick, and Kittery

Church Records

Quakers in Kittery, 1734-1737

Members of Second Church of Kittery, 1746

Kittery, Maine. Third Church records, 1750-1795


Maine Historical Maps: Kittery

Military Records

Kittery Soldiers and Sailors Who Died in the Revolutionary War

Commissioned Officers from Kittery, 1775-1784

World War I Soldiers Index: Kittery

Vital Records

Some Marriages in Kittery, 1695-1738

Kittery Marriage Intentions, 1717-1721

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Kittery

Land Grants in Kittery

Kittery Tax Lists, 1751-1767

1770 Kittery Tax Valuation

1771 Kittery Tax Valuation

Valuation List for Upper Part of Kittery (Now Eliot), 1776

Tax List for North Parish of Kittery, 1783

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Kittery, York, Maine

Official Website: Town of Kittery

MEGenWeb Project: Kittery

Maine Memory Network: Kittery

Maine Memory Network: Appledore Island


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______, (Disable ad blocker to view link)Old Kittery, 1647-1947 [] (Kittery, Me.: Piscataqua Press, c1947)

Anderson, Joseph Crook, II, and Lois Ware Thurston, comp., Vital records of Kittery, Maine to the year 1892 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, 1991)

Barker, Elizabeth Frye, Frye genealogy; Adrian of Kittery, Me., John of Andover, Mass., Joshua of Virginia, Thomas of Rhode Island (New York, N. Y.: T. A. Wright, printer, 1920)

Bartlett, Ralph Sylvester, The history of York county, Maine, and a rambling narrative about the town of Eliot and its mother-town old Kittery with personal reminiscences; an address delivered by Ralph Sylvester Bartlett at exercises held in Eliot, Maine, August 29, 1936, in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of York county in the province of Maine (Boston: Jerome Press, c1938)

Burrage, Rev. Henry S., "The Baptist Church in Kittery," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 9 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1898)

DeCosta, Benjamin F., Sketches of the Coast of Maine and Isles of Shoals, with Historical Notes (New York, N. Y.: 1869)

Dildilian, Martha S., Descendants of David Staples (1764-1820) of Kittery, Maine (West Hartford, Conn.: Chedwato Service, 1956)

Dunkle, Robert J., and Valerie Ruocco, "Parish Records of the First Church and Society of Kittery, Maine," New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 151 (Boston, Mass.: The Society, 1997)

Emery, Rufus, Emery : Four generations of the descendants of John Emery, Sen., of Newbury, Mass., and Anthony Emery of Kittery, Maine (Salem, Mass.: Emery Cleaves, 1890)

Frost, John E., Colonial Village (Kittery Point, Me.: Gundalow Club, 1948)

Goodwin, John Samuel, The Goodwins of Kittery, York County, Maine The Goodwins of Kittery, York County, Maine (Chicago, Ill.: O. S. Goodwin, 1898)

Goold, Nathan, "Perfecting or Valuation Lists of Kittery, Maine, 1760," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. 2 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1906)

Hodgson, Andrew Jackson, Genealogy of the descendants of Nicholas Hodsdon-Hodgdon of Hingham, Mass., and Kittery, Maine, 1635-1904 (Haverhill, Mass.: Press of Nichols, 1904)

Jenness, John Scribner, The Isles of Shoals: An Historical Sketch (New York, N. Y.: Hurd & Houghton, 1873, 1875)

Jordan, Tristram Frost, Leighton Genealogy: An Account of the Descendants of Capt. William Leighton, of Kittery, Maine (Albany, N. Y.: Press of Joel Munsell's Sons, 1885)

Lapham, William B., "Kittery Family Records," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 3 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1892)

Lord, Charles Chase, A history of the descendants of Nathan Lord of ancient Kittery, Me. (Concord, N.H.: Rumford Press, 1912)

Mitchell, Harry Edward, et al., comp., The town register York and Kittery, 1906 (Brunswick, Me.: H.E. Mitchell, 1906)

Mitchell, Jeannette Gordon, Kittery Men & Women in World War II (Kittery, Me.: Kittery Press, 1947)

Montegeu, M. Tzl., Ancient and modern Isles of Shoals: from their first discovery to the present time (Boston, Mass.: G.A. Emery, 1872)

Phoenix, Stephen Whitney, The Descendants of John Phoenix, an Early Settler in Kittery, Maine (New York, N.Y.: Privately printed, 1867)

Remick, Oliver P., A record of the services of the commissioned officers and enlisted men of Kittery and Eliot, Maine: who served their country on land and sea in the American Revolution, from 1775 to 1783 (Boston: A. Mudge & Son, printers, [1901])

Safford, Moses A., "Historic Homes of Kittery," Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society, Second Series, Vol. 5 (Portland, Me.: The Society, 1894)

Scales, John, ed., Piscataqua pioneers, 1623-1775; register of members and ancestors (Dover, N.H.: Press of C.F. Whitehouse, 1919)

Stackpole, Everett S., Old Kittery and her families (Lewiston, Me.: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903

Standeven, Hazel, Brown - Duncan and associated families, Kittery, Maine; Piscataqua and New Castle, N.H. (1981)

Tobey, Rufus Babcock, Tobey (Tobie, Toby) genealogy : Thomas, of Sandwich, and James, of Kittery, and their descendants (Boston, Mass.; C. H. Pope, 1905)

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