A Brief History of Old Newbury: From Settlement to by Bethany Groff

By Bethany Groff

within the first ten years of its cost, the city of Newbury
witnessed murders, kidnappings, earthquakes and a deadly disease of caterpillars. The century that followed—marked through spiritual clash, Indian uprisings and public scandal—
proved no much less hard to the early Puritan community.
In 1640, Massachusetts Governor John Winthrop famous, “As
people elevated, so sin abounded.” yet in the course of the turmoil, Newbury’s voters harnessed the region’s ample usual assets and constructed a thriving group. writer Bethany Groff introduces the compelling personalities that formed the background of previous Newbury up until eventually 1764, whilst Newburyport bought its independence from the mum city. From the scandalous exploits of Dr. Henry Greenland to the brave and sacrificing acts of founding households just like the Emerys, Dummers and Pikes, a quick heritage of previous Newbury presents a charming glimpse into the verve of this
early New England town.

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