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Catalog Number S1518
Title Beck Family Papers, 1733-1993
Object Name Records
Scope & Content Collection of manuscript items related to the Beck Family, primarily relating to Henry Beck.

f. 1 Promissory Note, Henry Beck to Matthew Mauger, 1733
Promissory Note, Henry Beck to Matthew Mauger, 1733
Promissory Note, Henry Beck to E. Gibson, 1736
Portsmouth tax list, 1741
Decree to Henry Beck to act as tax collector, 1741
Deed of South Meetinghouse Pew Nathaniel Lang to Henry Beck, 1746
Samuel Cate's rent receipt from Henry Beck for Greenland Farm, 1754
Samuel Cate's rent receipt from Henry Beck for Greenland Farm, 1761
Promissory Note, Tobias Fernald to Henry Beck, 1762
Deed, Henry Beck of Greenland to Henry Beck, Jr., 1765
Obligation to cultivate and clear the land in Rumford, 1765
Promissory Note to John Cate, 1769
Samuel Cate's receipt of loan from Henry Beck, 1774
Packaging for Superfine Henry VIII playing cards made by Henry Hart, London, c. 18th century

f.2 Beck Genealogical Research compiled by Ronald E. Beck, 1993

Henry Beck was born in Portsmouth circa 1695 and later resided there. He married Jane (Cate) of Greenland. He took a deed of land and house in Portsmouth from Samuel Moore in 1725. Henry removed to Greenland as early as 1756, for he is called of that town in a deed given for land, buildings and other property in Portsmouth, September 13, 1756. In 1741 he was constable of Portsmouth, and on April 25, 1746, he purchased from Nathaniel Lang one-half a pew in the South Church at that place. He was evidently a man of means, and planned to settle his children comfortably. On October 22, 1765, he took deed from Samuel and Alary Gate, of Portsmouth, to land and buildings in Rumford (Concord), New Hampshire. This land is in the northeastern part of Concord, near the Loudon line. Their children were: Mary, Margaret, John, Nathaniel, Hannah, Elizabeth and Henry.
Collection Beck Family Papers, 1733-1993
People Beck, Henry, b. 1695
Cate, Samuel, dfl. 1751
Cate, John, dfl. 1729
Fernald, Tobias, 1702-1762
Lang, Nathaniel, c1701-1785
Mauger, Matthew
Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794
Beck, Henry, Jr., 1739-1811
Subjects Promissory Notes
Taxes
Receipts
Deeds
Portsmouth (N.H.)
Greenland (N.H.)