Henry Langstaff (b. 13 Mar 1603/04, d. 18 Jul 1705)
Henry Langstaff (son of Edward Langstaff and Name Unknown) was born 13 Mar 1603/04 in All Saints, Lathbury County, Buckinghamshire, England, and died 18 Jul 1705 in Dover, New Hampshire.He married Lora Unknown on Bef. 1640 in England. Notes for Henry Langstaff: Cause of Death: fall at 100 years of age. Custom Field:<_fa> see notes. Lived Little Harbour, Dover, and Bloody Point. Henry Langstaff was part of acolony patented by Captain John Mason (later in 1637 famous as a Pequot War commander). Less than a decade after the voyage of the "Mayflower" - with a colony sent out by Captain John Mason, the patentee who had been issued land grants by James I. By 1631, Henry was settled ona promontory near the mouthof thePiscataqua River called "Bloody Point", later renamed Dover, New Hampshire. He was made a "freeman" and served as one of the "Select Men" of the Dover Community. At about the same time many Puritans, persecuted by the existing laws under Charles 1 had chosen to immigrate to the New World. They settled far the most part in the area now known as Massachusetts. By 1638, Cromwell and his Puritans had become very influential in the English Parliament. One of the things they did, we are told was to encourage the State of Massachusetts to persuade the Puritan colonists to move north to the Piscataqua Riverarea. Because of Cromwell's influence, these colonists were able to extend their land claims to take precedence over the Mason grants which had been issued by James I. The Mason group, all loyal Anglican churchmen, could do littleto prevent the encroachment of the Puritans. When Charles II was restored to the throne of England in 1660 following the end of the English Civil Was, the original Mason grants were reasserted. Thus in 1665, a grievance was issued by the Dover Select Men regarding their territorial rights. The petition was signed (quote) "Richard Waldron, Henry Langstaff, John Davis, John Roberts".Meanwhile, during that same year 1665, the agents of Governor Cartert of New Jersey arrived in Dover with concessions inviting the settlers of the Piscataqua River area to move south to New Jersey. Keeping in mind the uncertainstate of their Dover land claims, which were not yet stabilized after the Puritan invasion, Henry's sons, Henry and John, decided to take advantage of Carteret's offer and move to New Jersey.Henry, however, continued to live in his house at Bloody Point until (quote) "after ten days iIlness, about 100 years old, a hale, strong, hearty man" he died as a result of a fall. One record states that he fell into his lean-to, causing bruises and later inflammation. Another record, which seems to be the more popular one, states that he fell from his horse,He is buried at Bloody Point, as is his wife, Lora. More About Henry Langstaff: Immigration 1: Bet. 1630 - 1631, Arrived in New Hampshire. Immigration 2: 1635, Came before 1631 but in1699 Henry stated that he arrived at th eport of Piscataqua River in the service of Captian Jno. Mason and there there two years in the servce.. Residence: Piscataqua (Piscataway). Unknown-Begin 1: 05 Apr 1653, On list of Dover Freemen. Unknown-Begin 2: Abt. 1610, Possible birth year.. Unknown-Begin 3: Bet. 1643 - 1669, On several grandjuries (see files). Unknown-Begin 4: 18 Mar 1646/47, 6 acres in Cochecho Marsh.. Unknown-Begin 5: 03 Oct 1648, Dover-sued by Philip Lewis for mowing the marsh near Capt. Francis Champernoun's farm.. Unknown-Begin 6: 05 Dec 1652, with Wm. Furber, Wm, Wentworth, and Thos. Caney wasgranted accommodations at Fresh Creek for a sawmill. Unknown-Begin 7: 27 Jun 1654, Sued by thomas Willey at Portsmouth Court but won.. Unknown-Begin 8: 05 Apr 1658, granted 200 acres and lot where Stephen Teder's house was. Unknown-Begin 9: Jun 1668, Of Bloody Point, purchased all land, house, household stuff and swine etc. of John Hale of Bloody Point, yeoman.. Unknown-Begin 10: 27 Mar 1669, Along with Phillips Lewis and Nathaniell Fryer of Portsmouth, purchased land and buidlings in Greenlandfrom Francis Champernown of Killery.. Unknown-Begin 11: 29 Jun 1669, with Nathaniel Frer, and Philip Lewis sued John Kenniston . see files for case.. Unknown-Begin 12: 24 Jun 1673, Sued along with Anthony Nutter by William Earl for a debt against John Patridge.. Unknown-Begin 13: 07 Oct 1702, Sold to Capt. Peter Coffin of Exeter 12 acres of frehs meadow at Cocheco Meadows.. Unknown-Begin 14: 08 Sep 1703, Deed daughter Mary Lanster for "naturla love, goodwill, affection, etc and her carefulness in taking pains to wait and attend upon me upon all occasions in this my great age" 50 acres of upaldn in Dov. Unknown-Begin 15: 27 Oct 1704, to Henry Jr., of Bloody Point " "my homestead at Bloody Point" also one piece of land at Braod Cover Creek, in Dover, plus one half all my lands and marsh at Greenland, also one half all my househol. Unknown-Begin 16: 27 Oct 1704, to spinste daughter Mary, deeded land in the little bay in Dover and half all his lands and marsh at Greenland, and half all his household goods, excepting 3 cows and 10 sheep which I give to my daugh. More About Henry Langstaff and Lora Unknown: Marriage: Bef. 1640, England. Marriage Notes for Henry Langstaff and Lora Unknown: Custom Field:<_fa> New England _MENDDeath of one spouse Children of Henry Langstaff and Lora Unknown are:
Sarah Langstaff, b. Bet. 1642 - 1643, England, d. Aft. 1698, Dover, New Hampshire.