Samuel Fogg

Samuel FOGG (1628 – 1672) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line.

Immigrant Ancestor

Samuel Fogg was born on 1 Jan 1627/28 in Exeter, Devon, England. His parents were  John FOGG b: in Epping, Essex, England  and  Mary LEGATE b: in Theydon, Essex, England. He married Ann SHAW on 12 Dec 1652 in Hampton, NH.  After Ann died, he married Mary Page on 28 Dec 1665 in Hampton, NH. Samuel died 15 Apr 1672 in Hampton,NH.

In 1646 he was apprenticed to his uncle, John Legate and in 1647 (with 5 years to serve) to William Fuller of Hampton.  Samuel sued Fuller for not teaching him the locksmith trade and Samuel was “bound over to expert locksmith Isaac Cosen of Rowley for the remaining period”.  He was a Hampton proprietor in 1650, a freeman Oct 3, 1654 and a selectman 1655/63.  In 1658 he recieved several land grants and bought Capt. Christopher Hussey’s original homestead at Bride’s Hill, the Anthony Emery place of 1893; the large farm has never been conveyed by deed but has passed down from generation to generation by virtue of the original grant.  He belonged to the Congregational Church.  Mary joined in May 29, 1698.  He was a constable in 1660.

Fogg Stone, Founders Park, Hampton, New Hampshire

Hampton, NH Founders Park

Alternatively,  Samuel was born in Theydon, Essex, England and his parents

Ann Shaw was born 6 Jun 1636 in Cambridge, Mass.  Alternatively, Ann was born Apr 1632 in Gawsworth, Cheshire, England.  Her parents were Roger SHAW and Ann [__?__].  Ann died 9 Dec 1663 Hampton, NH.

Mary Page was born about 1644 in Hampton, NH. Her parents were Robert Page and Lucy Ward.  Mary died 8 Mar 1699/1700.

Children of Samuel and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Samuel Fogg 25 Dec 1653 Hampton, NH Hannah Marston
19 Dec 1676 Hampton, Rockingham, NH
19 Oct 1710
Alloways Creek, Salem County, NJ
2. Joseph Fogg 25 Mar 1656 Hampton, NH 17 Apr 1660
Hampton, NH
3. John Fogg 15 Jul 1658 Hampton, NH. 21 Apr 1660
Hampton, NH
4. Daniel Fogg 12 Jun 1660 Hampton, NH Hannah Libby
Anne Bacon
9 Jun 1755
Kittery, York County, Maine
5. Mary FOGG 1 May 1662 Hampton, Rockingham, NH George HARDY Jr.
24 Nov 1686 Newbury, Mass
8 Aug 1707 Newbury, Mass.
(Alternatively, Kittery, ME)

Children of Samuel and Mary Page

Name Born Married Departed
6. Seth Fogg 28 NOV 1666 Hampton, Rockingham, NH Sarah Shaw
1686 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
7. James Fogg 18 Apr 1668 Hampton, Rockingham, NH Mary Burren
9 Jan 1695 Hampton, Rockingham, NH
7 Jun 1760 Hampton, Rockingham, NH
8. Hannah Fogg 6 APR 1671 Hampton, NH 22 Jun 1680
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire

There is a tradition that two brothers came with him. There were two others in Massachusetts , but their relationship has not been established, James Fogg was living in Gloucester in 1648.   Ralph Fogg came from Dedham, Essex, England , was the first at Plymouth , then at Salem.

Hampton NH was settled in 1638 by a group of parishioners led by Reverend Stephen BACHILER, who had formerly preached at the settlement’s  namesake:  Hampton,  England.

Samuel came to Hampton within a few years of its settlement.  He obtained about one hundred acres of land, remained there through his life. This land, it is said, has never been conveyed by deed, but has been passed down through his descendants to the present  generation by virtue of the original grant.

Our ancestos’ lots are underlined in red. Samuel Fogg’s lot was on today’s Park Ave. — Map of the homes of the original settlers of Hampton, NH, recreated from published maps and ancient records in 1892

  • Lafayette Road, and Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH on Google Maps
  • The main road going horizontally across the top of the map then, at right, angling down to the right corner, is today’s Winnacunnet Road. At the bottom right corner it leads “To The Sea”.
  • Today’s Lafayette Road/Route One starts in the top left and goes vertically down (south) into the thicker road, then about 2/3 of the way down angles sharply off to the left corner in the small road reading “To Salisbury”. That road today is pretty much straight as an arrow north to south.
  • Midway down that same road a small road angles off to the left that reads “To Drake Side”. That is today’s Drakeside Road.
  • The fat road leading from the point where Route One angles off “To Salisbury” to the right and its meeting with Winnacunnet Road, is today’s Park Ave.
  • The two roads leading off the bottom of the map both say “To the Landing”, and at the time were both ends of a single road that went in a loop. Today they are still there, called Landing Road, but are cut off in the middle by a new highway.
  • Lastly the small road in the top right is Mill Road.

First called the Plantation of Winnacunnet, Hampton was one of four original New Hampshire townships chartered by the General Court of Massachusetts, which then held authority over the colony. “Winnacunnet” is an Algonquian Abenaki word meaning “pleasant pines” and is the name of the town’s high school.

In March 1635, Richard Dummer and John Spencer of the Byfield section in Newbury, came round in their shallop, came ashore at the landing and were much impressed by the location. Dummer, who was a member of the General Court, got that body to lay its claim to the section and plan a plantation here. The Massachusetts General Court of March 3, 1636 ordered that Dummer and Spencer be given power to “To presse men to build there a Bound house”.

The town was settled in 1638 by a group of parishioners led by Reverend Stephen Bachiler, who had formerly preached at the settlement’s namesake:Hampton, England.  Incorporated in 1639, the township once included SeabrookKensingtonDanvilleKingstonEast KingstonSandownNorth Hampton and Hampton Falls.

He was a soldier in King William’s war, and was much honored as a townsman, having served as selectman in 1655 and 1663, besides filling minor offices.

30 Jan 1647 at court in Ipswich, MA “John Legate in behalf of Samuell Fogg, his kinsman, vs. William Fuller of Hampton. For not teaching him the trade of a locksmith. He had four more years to serve. To be bound for the remainder of his time to Isaack Cosen, an expert smith of Rowley”. Samuel was allowed 30/ costs and 2/ for ferriage.  William Fuller was a planter and locksmith. Samuel was first apprrenticed to him Sept. 1646 by his kinsman Mr. John Legate.

Samuel was an apprentice locksmith.  Here a gunsmith  soots a brass lock with a guttering candle.

“William Fuller of Hampton, having had notice of the order of court putting out his servant Samuel Fogg to Isacck Couzens of Rowley, an expert smith, to learn his trade and presented his servant to the court and was thus relieved.”  Isaac was a gunsmith and locksmith and arrived in Rowley with his wife Elizabeth in 1644 when he bought the house and blacksmith shop of Edmund Bridges. In June 1652 he sold his property and received a grant in Haverhill and was a blacksmith there.

Samuel was a witness for his new master the next year and was made a freeman 3 Oct. 1654.

Capt. Christopher Hussey of Hampton sold to Steven Sanborne and Samuel Fogge for £70 a house and lot in Hampton 10 Aug. 1651.

Aug 1653 – Samuel bought one share in cow common from Jonathan Redman and another share from Henry Roby.

His first home was bought from Capt. Christopher Hussey and he received grants of land in 1658 which included a quarter acre on the Hampton Meeting House Green, given to him by Roger Shaw, who had become his Father-in-law in 165

In 1658 a review of the old grants was made:

“1 Impris: Eight Acres & Halfe of upland bought of Mr. Hussey, being the one half of His grant in the East field lying between the medow of the sd Samuel Fogg towards the East and the land of Wiliam Moulton sometimes Mr. Husses towards the West, abutting upon the High Waye towards the East & the land of Will. Sanborn towards the West bee it more or less as it is layd outt.

3. Itt. A quarter of an acre of land in the Meeting house green the wh was granted to John Cross sometimes of Hampton, & by the sd John Crosse sould unto Roger Shaw by the sd Roger Shaw given to Samll Fogge and so appointed by the town to ly adjoining to that peece of land whereupon his House standeth wch was formerly Mr. Husseys: being bounded with the sayd peece of land towards the South & otherwise soe bounded with the Meetinghouse Green, more or less as it is layd outt.”(2)

1663 – Joseph Shaw of Hampton, planter sold to Samuel 10 acres of marsh in Hampton.

1663  – He drew Lot # 60 for 100 acres.  In 1893 this land was still in the Fogg Family having been transferred without Deed from generation to generation for 230 years.

Dow’s History of Hampton, NH”Owners of the Shares in the Cow Common, March 23, 1663………Origl rights  and how their titles were derived from the original owners.The Almes Lot   Samuel Fogg, 1 share bought of John Redman. Isaac Perkins      Samuel Fogg, 1 share bought of Henry Roby
————-” Bounties for New Settlements””…

After the lapse of a quarter of a century from the first settlement of the town, the population was still confined to the part of the territory lying near the seacoast; but now there was on the part of many of the inhabitants a desire that other portions should be occupied. When the New Plantation had been laid out a little more than a year, the town, for the purpose of procuring its immediate settlement, agreed upon a measure that seemed likely, to some extent at least, to effect an object so desirable. As an inducement for persons to settle there, it was voted, November 24, 1664, that any who would give in their names to the selectmen should be allowed to take up twenty acres of land to a man, for house lots, on condition that they would make use of their lots, for this purpose, within twelve months. Soon afterwards (December 9), permission was given to such of the inhabitants as had land granted to them in the township near Great pond, to take up ten acres each in Ashing swamp, between Ass brook and the township, which should be laid out at the discretion of the lot-layers, and should be accounted as so much of the land granted to them. The plan however, did not prove successful, and a few years afterward it was thought expedient to offer other and greater inducements. It was then voted, that those inhabitants of the town, who would give in their names at a meeting to be holden for that purpose, and agree to improve land at the New Plantation, by building upon it and fencing it, should be allowed to take up forty acres apiece, to begin at the northern part of the western boundry, next to Exeter, and have their lots laid thence homeward towards the town, provided that none of them should extend more than three-quarters of a mile eastward of Ass brook. This was April 14, 1669. Twelve men accepted the terms, and the town voted that lots should be laid out for them in two divisions. These twelve men were: William Sanborn, Abraham Perkins, Sen. Samuel Fogg, Nathaniel Batchelder, John Moulton, Morris Hobbs, William Marston, John Smith (the cooper), Henry Moulton, Robert Smith, Anthony Taylor, Thomas Marston.”

14 Apr 1669 – Twelve men including Samuel received 40 acres to be improved beginning at the western boundary at Exeter and extending towards town.


In the name of God I Samuel ffog of Hampton in the county of Norfolke being of very weake and infirme in Body but of sound undrestanding and of a Disposing mind Doe make this my last will & testament as followith. I Sollemly Comitt my soule unto Almighty God the father of Spirits and my fraile and weake Body unto the Earth from whence itt was taken to bee buried in such Decientt manner at my Executors hereafter mentioned shall appoint.

And for whatt Estate the Lord of his bounty hath bestowed upon mee in this word my will is a followith

1st I Give and Bequeath Unto Mary my Beloved wife…During the terme of Her naturall life as her dowry the one Halfe of my Salt marsh which lyeth on this side ofthe falls Riber towards the towne the which was formerly the marsh of Roger Shaw and so much of the five Acres in the little comon as will make up Her thirds of all the marsh in my possesion.

Itt. I Give Unto mary my wife for her Improvement the one Halfe of Eight Acres of plantingland in the Ease field viz thatt partt thatt which lieth towards william Samborns Land towards the north so much as will make up her thirds of the Uplands att the South Eng of my House Lott.

Itt. I give unto my wife Mary the west end of my Dwelling House duering the terme of her widdowhood & no longer, butt if shee shall remove her dwelling from thence in the time of her widowhood then the whole house to bee leatt with the lands by my executors untill my eldest sonn shall come to the age of twenty one years, and then my eldest sonn is to possess itt and pay unto Mary her thirds of the rentt.

Itt. I give unto Mary my wife two cows & the whitt Rone mar and whatt household stuff she brought into the house with her or whatt beding or other household stuff she hath elsewhear to bee & remain to her & her heirs for ever.

Itt. I give & bequeath unto my eldest son Sammuell fog the other two thirds of my land marshes & meadows & comonage the which he is to enter upon & possess when he shall come to the age of twenty & one years, butt shall nott have full power in selling or disposing of said estate withoutt the consentt of my executors until hee shall come to the age of twenty four years.

Itt. I gove unto my son Samuell Foge all my housing & bame & out housing the which he is to enter upon & posess att the age of twenty one years paying the thirds of the rentt for the house to my wife duering the time of her widowhood and for my stock of cattle & other moveable & tooles & implements of husbandry nott otherwisw disposed of ny this my last will they are to bee improved & renewed att the discression of my executors so as shall the stock my bee maintained & nott wasted imbasteled until my sone shall come to the age of twenty one years and then to bee and remaine to him & att his disposall payeing those following Legacies.

Itt. I give & bequeath unto my son Daniell Fogg the some of fifteen pound to be payd by my son Samll Fogg when Daniel shall arrive to the Age of twenty one years.

Itt. I give unto my daugthter Mary fog one featherbed & one feather boulster & one pillow & two blankets and one of them a Red blankit and two payer of sheets which were her mothers.

Itt. to my daughter mary one Brtass pay & three puter platters and som other puter & Earthin Dishes which were her Mothers, and those Goods being prized to my Daughter Mary my son Samuel is to make Up the some of fifteen pound to Her when she shall Come to the Age of twenty one years or att Her marriag which shall Happen first.

Itt. I doe Give Unto my son Daniel fogg the other third partt of my Land, which he is to Enter Upon & poses att my wives Decease & within one year after to pay the some of fifteen pounds back Unto my son Samuel if hee hath Received itt before the land fall to him.

Itt. I Give Unto my son Daniel fog my two new puter platter & a puter Bason.

Itt. I Give Unto my son Samuel Fog my two tables & one bed & one bed stead & one Greatt Chayer & three Chests and one new Greene Rug and a sute of Curtins, and one fowling piece and all the Rest of my household stuff I Give and bequeath Unto mary my wife & to the three Children which I have by her.

Itt. I Give Unto my son Seath Foge the some of Six pound to bee payed to Him by my son Samuel when he shall come to the Age of twenty one years.

Itt. I Give unto my son James Fog the some of Six pound to be payed shen he shall come to the Age of twenty one years to be payed by my son Samuell.

Itt. I Doe Give Unto my youngest Daughter Hannah Fog the some of Six pound to bee payed by my son Samuell when she shall come to the Age of twenty one years and if her marriag shall Happen Sooner then to bee payed att her Day of Marriag.

And my will is thatt if my Eldest Son should Die withoutt Heirs of his owne body thatt then His portion of land to Descend to my next son, and if any of my other Children should die withoutt issue thatt then Their portion shall be devided amongst the Rest of my children thatt shall Survive.

And I Doe by these Appoint my Loving Father in Law Robertt Page and my loving Friends William Fuller & Nathaniell Bachelder to bee my Lawfull Executors to this my Last will & Testamentt: to see thatt the same bee performed according to the Tru Intentt & meaning hereof and if God shall take away any of them thatt if god pmitt they shall Have power & Liberty to make Choyce of whom shall suply in his or their place inpoint of Executorship and I Doe appoint my Loving Brother Thomas Ward & my loving Friend Samuell Dalton to bee as overseers to his my will who Have the lime power to make Choice Choyce of suply in their places in Cause of Death or Removall.

I Affix my Hand & Seal as my last will this ninth Day of Hanuary 1671.

The inventory of his estate 3 May 1672 amounted to £249/19/0.


1. Samuel Fogg

Samuel’s wife Hannah Marston was born 21 Aug 1656 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Her parents were William Marston and Rebecca Page. Hannah died 24 Dec 1701 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire

Samuel Jr. was ten when his mother died. He had a young stepmother, 9 years older than he, Mary Page. He was 19 when his father died and 21 when he inherited 2/3 of his father’s land and the house. He was to pay varying amounts of money to the younger children when they reached age 21. His stepmother was given the west end of the house during her widowhood or as long as she chose to live there. Samuel married at age 23 on 19 Dec 1676, Hannah Marston. He served in the Indian Wars, King Phillips War and King Williams War. He moved south when in his 40’s. When he came to Salem County, he had meetings of the Baptists in his home, and he and son, Daniel, were instrumental in the start of Mill Hollow Baptist which later became First Baptist of Salem, NJ.  The area was predominantly Quaker, but neither Hannah nor Samuel appear to have been Quakers, for their names are not found in the Quaker records.

4. Daniel Fogg

Daniel’s first wife Hannah Libby was born 1655 in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine. Her parents were John Libby and Judith [__?__]. Hannah died in 1733 in Kittery, York, Maine.

Daniel’s second wife Anne Bacon was born 9 Apr 1677 in Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Samuel Bacon and Margaret Foxwell. She first married to 6 May 1697 Edward Gilman (b. 1675 in Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey – d. 1715 in Fairfield, Cumberland, New Jersey).

Daniel was 12 years old when his father dies in Hampton. He learned the trade of blacksmith. At age 22, he settled at Spurwick Rover, Scarboro, Maine, and later Black Point, where he received several grants of land. In 1690 the Indians leased them out. In 1699 Daniel and the Libbys lived side by side in Eliot (Kittery), Maine. The lands were on the Old Road, an ancient Indian Trail and the most ancient white man’s path in Maine. His home site was near several springs. The stern view from his house was a mile wide river of great beauty. Daniel was 6’1″ tall, with fine physique, handsome and had a strong character which lead him to various public offices. In 1714 he was chosen constable of Kittery. He was one of seven men who organized a church in 1721. He died in 1755, aged 95 years.

5. Mary FOGG (See George HARDY Jr.’s page)

6. Seth Fogg

Seth’s wife Sarah Shaw was born 22 Jun 1669 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. Her parents were Benjamin Shaw and Esther Richardson. Sarah died 10 Apr 1756 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Seth settled in Hampton, was admitted into the church there Jan. 17, 1697.

7. James Fogg

James’ wife Mary Burren was born in 1670 in Kittery, York, Maine. Her parents were George Burren and Saarah [__?__]. Mary died 14 Oct 1750 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.


Shaw records; a memorial of Roger Shaw, 1594-1661 (1904) By Farwell, Harriette Favoretta (Kilborn),

New England families, genealogical and memorial: a record of the …, Volume 1 edited by William Richard Cutter 1915

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