Inhabitants of New Hampshire 1776, by Emily S. Wilson, is a list of adult male inhabitants living in New Hampshire in 1776. This records was originally published in Peter Force’s American Archives, in 1848.

In response to a Continental Congress resolution that all those not willing to sign the Association to defend the cause of the colonies should be disarmed, the New Hampshire Committee of Safety ordered all adult males to sign the Association and to turn in the names of any unwilling to sign. The results amount to a census of adult males living in the area.

This publication lists all the names entered in alphabetical order by surname. Previous publications listed names by town, this one, however, lists the entire “state” by name, with the town name following the individual. There are three abbreviations added to some names. Q for Quakers who would not sign for religious belief against bearing arms, n for non-associators, and s for selectman. Selectmen were those hired to collect the names in each town, and in some cases did not sign the Association, though this may have been thought a redundancy since they were signing the rolls.

 

Towns listed in this records:

  • Acworth
  • Allenstown
  • Alstead
  • Amherst
  • Atkinson
  • Barnstead
  • Barrington
  • Bedford
  • Boscawen
  • Bow
  • Brentwood
  • Cannan
  • Candia
  • Canterbury
  • Chester
  • Chesterfield
  • Claremont
  • Concord
  • Conway and Locations
  • Croydon
  • Deerfield
  • Deering
  • Derryfield [Manchester]
  • Dublin
  • Dunbarton
  • East Kingston
  • Enfield
  • Epping
  • Epsom
  • Exeter [fragment]
  • Gilmanton
  • Gilsum
  • Hampstead
  • Hampton
  • Hawke [Danville]
  • Henniker
  • Hillsborough
  • Hinsdale
  • Hpkinton
  • Keene
  • Kensington
  • Kinston
  • Leavitt’s Twon [Effingham]
  • Lebanon
  • Lee Lempster
  • Londonderry
  • Ludon
  • Meredith
  • Monadnock No. 5 [Marlborough]
  • New Boston
  • Newcastle
  • Newington
  • Newmarket
  • Newport
  • North Hampton
  • Northwood
  • Nottingham
  • Nottingham West [Hudson]
  • Packersfield [Nelson]
  • Pembroke
  • Peterborough
  • Piermont
  • Portsmouth
  • Raby [Brookline]
  • Richmond
  • Rindge
  • Rochester
  • Rye
  • Salem
  • Salisbury
  • Sanbornton
  • Sandown
  • Sandwich
  • Saville [Sunapee]
  • Seabrook
  • Society Land [Antrim]
  • South Hampton
  • Stratham
  • Surry
  • Temple
  • Unity
  • Wakefield
  • Weare
  • Estmoreland
  • Wilton
  • Winchester
  • Windham

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