Author Archives: Don Taylor

Foss Birth Returns – 1771 to 1798

[This is a transcript of a birth list, probably a “return.” Based upon the paper type and writing style, I believe it to be from the early 1800s, possibly as early as 1798.] William Foss born November 26th 1771 Jonathan … Continue reading

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Old Houses in Scarborough – 89-9307

Henry Jocelyn’s at Ferry Rock. A cheerful air hath this house, tis here come night, that the gentlemen do assemble for to sip mulled wine, spiced and tasty, or to drink deep draughts of warm ale, feasting on carroway comfits, … Continue reading

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Francis Neale – Jocelyn’s Nephew – 89-9388

Mr. Francis Neale — Jocelyn’s Nephew. Mr.Francis Neale must have been a nephew of Esquire Jocelyn, whose half-sister Elizabeth married Francis Neile of London, gent., 25 May 1625, and had children Francis, John, and Mary. Francis Neale, gent. about 30 … Continue reading

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New Camera Display, Updated Digital Collection & Updated Masonic Display

Thanks to the efforts of Director Jan Makowski and Volunteer Betty McKown, we have a new display showing historical/vintage cameras. The collection includes Polaroid One-Step, Kodak Model C box, several viewfinder cameras, folding cameras, and even a Brownie camera still … Continue reading

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89-9306 – “Henry Jocelyn”

Henry Jocelyn Henry Jocelyn son of sir Thomas Jocelyn of Kent,Eng. was sent over by ’Capt. Mason to make “a more complete discovery” and examination of bis grant. He arrived at Piscataqua in the summer of 1634  but did not … Continue reading

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History Walk at Pleasant Hill Preserve

September 29 @ 4:oo Pm – 5:30 pm Join SHS past president Rodney Laughton for a history walk at Pleasant Hill Preserve sponsored by the Scarborough Land Trust. Learn about the general history of the area and what the people … Continue reading

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Men of Scarborough – 89-9305

Henry Jocelyn, gentleman-this name in our records for a half-century typifies shat English character in its best light. Most of the records of the Province of New Somersetshire are in his hand. Derived of ancient lineage, the fifth surviving son … Continue reading

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Alice Jocelyn’s Thimble

In 1653 Alice Jocelyn sailed from Richman’s Island in the Fellowship, bound for Boston, as ’twas forecast to fetch her marriage gear.’ On her second day of shopping who should she come face to face with, but her good old … Continue reading

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Updates August 2022

During August, the following items were added to the website: Education Page – Class of 1955 SHS Spring Concert Program – 1 April 1955 Education Page – Class of 1958 SHS Baccalaureate Service Program – Blue Point Church – 8 … Continue reading

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Thank You, Again – August Farmer’s Market

We thank Karlene Osborne, Joyce Alden, Don Taylor, and Tom Osborne for setting up, tending, and dismantling the displays at the Scarborough Farmer’s Market on the last Sunday of August. We also thank for supporting nonprofit organizations and providing the … Continue reading

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