103. Shapley Line
located at the junction of US1 and Rocks Road in Seabrook, NH

"Based on the 1640 southern boundary of Bachiler's farm, it was surveyed by Capt. Nicholas Shapley in 1657, dividing the Province of New Hampshire from the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 16891741. In 1662 three Quaker women, being banished from the territory, were freed south of here by Constable Walter Barefoot. Edward Gove, imprisoned in the Tower of London for leading the rebellion against Lt. Gov. Cranfield in 1683 lived nearby."

erected 1974


Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Seacoast Region


Related Links:
Rev. Stephen Bachiler Biography, Lane Memorial Library
Edward Gove Biography, Lane Memorial Library



All text and images on this website (c)2002 Mary Lizie and Robert Marville

Revised 1/30/2002