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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mrs Clarke Lace School Newburyport MA New England Lace Co

The New England Lace Manufacturing Company’s factory on High Street was purchased by Joseph Ross in the middle of the 19th Century. The converted building was known as the “Ross Mansion.” It was torn down in 1930 and was replaced by the brick home presently at that location. Photo from Stories of Ipswich Read More from Gordon Harris Joseph Ross, Ipswich bridge builder

From Saturday, April 10, 1869 Cape Ann Light and Gloucester Telegraph (Gloucester, Massachusetts)

From Boston, October 26 Exhibition of Manufactures Wednesday, November 1, 1826  National Aegis (Worcester, Massachusetts)

From The Upholsterer, Volume 51
In 1833 the New England lace factory at Newburyport, Mass, was organized with a capital of $150,000, but suspended operations four or five years after. These were the beginnings of the industry. There are no means of discovering the record of all the experiments.

From John J. Currier History of Newburyport:
In 1827, the New England Lace Company established a school in Newburyport for the purpose of instructing young ladies in the art of working lace. This school was under the supervision of Mrs. Clarke of Ipswich, and pupils were requested to apply to her for admission, "at the upper door to the brick store, east corner of Market Street."2 Subsequently, the store was converted into a factory for the manufacture of woolen yarn and cotton batting.

At about two o'clock, Sunday morning, November 26, 1837, the factory was discovered to be on fire. The machinery and the stock of manufactured goods on hand were destroyed, but the building was saved. A card of thanks, addressed to the firemen, and signed by Edmund Bartlet, was published in the Newburyport Herald on the twenty-eighth day of November following. William Bartlet, in his will, proved February 16, 1841, gave to his son Edmund Bartlet The house and land on which he now lives with all the buildings on Market street in Newburyport .... with all the fixtures, machinery and furniture in the steam mill, attached to the house, which I value to the sum of $38,000. dollars, to be held in trust for him by my executors [Ebenezer Wheelwright, Samuel Farrar, John Porter and Charles Brockway].

History of Newburyport, Euphemia Vale Blake
"In 1827, Edmund Bartlett, Esq., established a lace school, which contained at one time ninety pupils, who were first instructed in working lace, and then employed in its production, — a very opportune enterprise, when so few sources were open to female labor. While the style of lace wrought continued in fashion, this employment went far towards supporting many indigent families."

According to Textiles in Early New England: Design, Production and Consumption by Peter Benes quoting Sarah Smith Emery: "Mrs. Clarke was "a lady, who has a perfect knowledge of every thing pertaining to the art" and noted, In 1827 a school for instruction in working lace was opened, and for a time, of an afternoon, scarcely a young girl could be seen without a lace hoop or frame in her hand. Very elegant veils wrought in frames supported by a stand, were worked. For a period this lace business continued quite remunerative."

Monday, September 15, 2014


Kate J Colby had a feature article in The Granite Monthly Volume 24 1898 Kate is a direct descendant of Anthony Colby of Amesbury MA (Genealogy follows article pages) Lots of old names with great pictures Kimball Union Academy, Plainfield, and Meriden, but PLEASE NOTE Some info has been updated and please post any changes your ancestors info Thank you.  


Information from Ronald Colby COLBY FAMILY & OTHERS

Kate J. COLBY was born in OCT 1848 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. She appeared in the census in 1850 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother) She appeared in the census in 1860 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1870 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1880 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) She appeared in the census in 1900 in Plainfield, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. (living at home with father and mother.) Parents: Charles H. COLBY and Lydia J. CHELLIS. From New Hampshire: Births to 1901, Deaths and Marriages to 1937. (From microfilmed records. Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society

Charles H Colby (Merrill, Jacob, Zaccheus, Jacob, Thomas, Anthony)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cushing Guards of Newburyport

From the Archives & Shared Photos of Civil War Soldiers
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In October 1875 Newburyport held celebration and parade for the 100th anniversary of the Cushing Guards the men who fought in the Civil War from the area marched, feasted, and toasted. For More information on Civil War and Cushing Guards see The city of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865
Records at the PEM
Newburyport and the Civil War By William Hallett 
Cushing Guards among first to answer Lincoln's call by Joe Callahan
For More Civil War and Maritime Visit Custom House maritime Museum in Newburyport

This 1844 picture shows Caleb Cushing shortly after his successful negotiation of the Treaty of Wangxia, in the middle of his long political career. At the time this picture was made, Cushing still had years of service ahead of him: as Mayor of Newburyport, US Attorney General under Franklin Pierce, Minister to Colombia, and Minister to Spain, among other positions. From Sailing onward by BY DYKE HENDRICKSON

Monday, October 18, 1875 Boston Traveler (Boston, MA)

Col. Frederick J Coffin (October 17, 1807--July 26, 1880) son of Moses Coffin of Newbury and Mary Jones of South Hampton Early Vital Records of Newbury MA & Marriages and baptisms at South Hampton, N.H. 1743-1801: From a ms. copy of the church record 
Moses Coffin born 1772 was son of Eliphalet Coffin and Lydia Emery. Eliphalet Coffin was son of John Coffin and Hannah Cheney Lydia Emery was d. of  Moses Emery and Lydia Emery d.of Stephen Emery and Ruth Jacques

The USS Mississippi and the USS Missouri were the first two steam powered naval warships built by the US Navy when they finally got back into the steam warship business. From No. 2322: THE STEAM NAVY by John H. Lienhard

Ben Perely Poore

From the celebration day as recorded in Newburyport Herald 

"The photo of the man standing with the binoculars is that of Major-General Benjamin F. Peach, Jr. of Marblehead. He was the highest ranking officer in American Peach history. I have a full page photo of his face on p. 60 of The Peach Tree Handbook, Vol. III, Marblehead Branch. This is the first I have seen the photo Harvey submitted. Quite clear and impressive. 
John H. Peach" From General Peach, Civil War

Dr. Charles Haddock. (Photo from American Civil War Data Systems)

  Francis E Porter

                                              Grave of Captain Stephen D. Gardiner

Thomas H. Berry
Epaulets belonging to Gen. Joseph A. Ingalls, 1800s - Old State House Museum, Boston, MA
Frederick J Coffin in Newburyport

Joseph A Barlow

                                      From Clipper Heritage Trail Site City Hall, 1851

Check out another article featuring Coffin from Old Time New England from historic New England written by Mardges Bacon 1976