Patrick Denmark, #17 on “The Dunbar Prisoners” List

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Published: 15 Sep 2016
Updated: 27 Oct 2016

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Name Variations: Denmarke, Denmor

Patrick DENMARK and his wife Hannah/Anna UNKNOWN had two sons in Dover, New Hampshire: Patrick 08 Apr 16641 and James 13 Mar 1665/6.2 A son (forename not recorded) was born 14 Oct 1667 in Saco, Maine.5  Another son, John, was born 12 Nov 1669 also in Saco.5

“Patrick Denmark was taxed in Dover in 1662. He had wife, Hannah, and children found in records of Dover, viz., Patrick born 8 April 1664 and James born 13 March 1665. He is once called Patrick Denmor. He removed to Saco, Me., soon after 1665, where children are recorded. In 1685 he petitioned for a grant of 100 acres in Saco, “having now a great Charge of Children.” His son, James, married Elizabeth [nee Barrett] Littlefield of Wells.”3

Patrick Denmark's wife has the option of being whipped or pay a fine. (Source #4)

Patrick Denmark’s wife has the option of being whipped or pay a fine. She must’ve been a feisty woman as this wasn’t her first recorded offense. (Otis G. Hammond, ed., New Hampshire Court Records 1640-1692, State Papers Series Vol 40, State of New Hampshire, 1943, p 212.)

“patrick Denmor & patrick Jemmyson for brawling & fighting & sheding of blood at christmas time last Confest sentence of Court to pay a fine of 20 apeece & ffees of the Court”4

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James Phinney Baxter A. M., ed, Documentary History of the State of Maine Containing the Baxter Manuscripts, Vol VI, Maine Historical Society, Portland: The Thurston Print, 1900, p 343.

Notes and Sources:
1 Collections of the of Dover, New Hampshire Historical Society, Vol 1 p 111. Dover: Scales & Quimby, 1894.
2 Genealogical Guide to the Early Settlers of America, Surnames C-D, p 148. (Online database: Ancestry.com).
3 Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson, History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire, (Oyster River Plantation), Published by vote of the Town, 1913, p 78.
4 Otis G. Hammond, ed., New Hampshire Court Records 1640-1692, State Papers Series Vol 40, State of New Hampshire, 1943, p 187.
5 Early Vital Records of Saco and Biddeford, Me., New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 71 (Boston, Mass.: NEHGS, 1917), p 123-127.