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Henry Magoon (MacGoone)

Henry MAGOON  was born 1635 or 1637 in Scotland: died on August 25, 1684. He married Elizabeth LISTER (LISSEN) on Oct. 8, 1657/61 in Exeter. Elizabeth was  b.1635/7 she died June 14, 1675.  (Her parents were Nicholas Lissen possibly born Lochabar (Lochivar), Scotland, and Alice (?) John Bean's first father-in-law and Henry Magoon was a personal friend of John BEAN and a fellow prisoner of the English from the Battle of Worchester. 
      Elizabeth is the sister of Mary, who married Alexander GORDON, Feb. 14, 1659/60 Exeter, NH. Gordon was also a POW sent by Oliver Cromwell. (Henry's granddaughter married Samuel SINCLAIR and they had three sons and three daughters).  Elizabeth died a year after Elizabeth's birth. 
NOTE:  Henry is buried (? this is only a possibility) at the Congregational Church of Exeter, next to John Bean.  
(((NOTE:  Henry also had two brothers that were shipped to the Colonies with him. John Magoun who was suppose to have been born in 1625 in Scotland and married Rebecka Nov. 7,1662, in Hingham MASS, and Jonathan or Alexander, also born in Scotland and first settled in Hingham MASS, but returned to Scotland.  This was from the "Magoun Memorial" of John and Rebecca Magoun, by Samuel Brock, 1893 Hingham, MA.)))
    It is thought that the namy may have been spelled MacGOUN and that they were a member of Clan Chattan coming from Strath Dearn. 
Possible son:  Magoon, Huburtus  Death : 1 JUL 1706 Exeter, Rockingham, NH, USA
•   Henry and his brother(s) were to have been brought to this country (the Colonies - New England) on the ship the "John and Sarah", Nov. 11, 1651 and the Capt. was Jonathan GREENE.  The underwriters of this voyage were John BEEX, Robert RICH and Will GREEN.  It was recorded May 13, 1652. 
Only one Scot unit was in both battles; the Scots Guards, (the Foote Regiment), and this unit was from Inverness-Shire.  According to the account of Clan McBean..., John Bean was born in Strathdearn, Inverness-Shire.  Since he and Henry were supposed to be such good friends I'm guessing that Henry was originally from Inverness-Shrire, and possibly even Strathdearn.)
•   He is in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1657, and listed on the Early Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk, 1661, the spelling was Magoone.    
•   Henry Magoon is first mentioned in the town records of Exeter, NH on April  2, 1664, when he was granted ten acres of land." 
•   Land Grants:  Dover Town Records: Essex and Old Norfolk. - Henrey Magoune Dover, NH  - above St. Alban’s Cove  1655, 56, 57, 58, 61 Not Taxed in   1662 and was there along with Nicholas Lissen “ “  and   Job Clement
•   Land Grants:  Exeter, New Hampshire  - Henry Magoone Exeter, NH 1664
•   Henry Magoon appears on the rolls, as having fought in King Philips War, while living in Exeter, NH Oct.1676 - along with... John Bean,
The following names are gleaned from later Ledger Accounts of Treasurer John Hull. It will be seen  that the credits of the Journal, heretofore given, close with the date September 23, 1676. The war continued for some time longer, and many whose names are already given did not there receive credit for their later service in the Journal accounts. Now the old Ledger helps out in these accounts, but also shows the new men engaged in the service; and I here add only the new names in general. This fortunate "overlapping" of the Ledger accounts occurs in the following way: In posting his Journal accounts, at first, Mr. Hull divided the Ledger pages for four accounts on each page. When he had filled the Ledger through the first time, he turned back, and used the spaces unused or unlikely to be used; and on most pages this gave four or five new accounts. It was in the last of these new accounts (and I judge that the process was repeated twice) that the items below are found. Of course the names are not assigned to any particular officer or service, but in many cases certain towns are mentioned through whose officers the soldiers received payment. This mention does not prove residence, but may serve in some cases to identify the names when taken with other facts. The list shows the names of those who served in the later months of 1676, and probably some who had not received credit for earlier services. The arrangement under towns, etc., is of course, my own.
October 24, 1676.
John Bean             09         04       00
   Henry Magoon       00         01       08
•   Henry Magoone - signed Allgance to his Majestie and Fidelitie to ye contrey, this 30th of Nov. 1677, Exeter, NH.  (John Sinkler {Sinclair} and Alexander Gordin {Gordon} were listed on same date. 

-------- Landmarks in Ancient Dover, New Hampshire by Mary P. Thompson, Durham, N.H. 1892, Printed by the Republican Press Association, Concord, N.H.
LANDMARKS:  Curriell Point
NAMES: HALL, Deacon John; HALL, John; ROBERTS, John; MAGOON, Henry; COWEL,
Edward; FURBER, Jethro; WAYMOUTH, Benjamin;
Curriell Point.  Mentioned  Jan. 23, 1720, when Deacon John Hall's hundred-acre grant of 1656, between St. Alban's cove and Quamphegan, was re-surveyed for his grandson John Hall, "beginning at a poynt commonly called Curriel Poynt."  This land, when first laid out in 1659, was bounded on the S.E. by the Newichawannock river; S.W. by John Roberts' lot, and N.E. by the highway from the river between Hall's land and Henry Magoon's.
       The name of Curriel Pt., which has not been perpetuated, seems to have been derived from Edward Cowel, who acquired the Magoon land, afterwards conveyed by his grandson Jethro Furber to Benjn Waymouth, and now forms part of the Garvin lands.

      Henry and Elizabeth LISSON Magoon children:  (Henry Magoon also married an Agnes (no last name. She was the widow of John KENNISTON)
1.  John MAGOON, b,  Oct 21, 1658 Exeter NH. - died (July 14, 1730 = DBr.) 1708 Exeter, Rockingham, NH  He was killed by Indians in about 1708 which he had predicted three day prior to the event.  He married Martha ASH, Sept. 6, 1686 she was born on Mar. 1, 1663 in Amesbury, Essex, MA.  
((NOTE: From "History of Exeter" pg. 226 - 'The Indians at the same time that they captured the Dolloff children, took John Wedgwood and carried him to Canada, and Killed John MAGOON. The fate of the later was attended by a singular coincidence.  For three nights before, he had dreamed that he should be slain by the Indians at a certain place near his brother's barn.  He repeatedly visited the spot, and told the neighbors, that he should, in a little while, be killed there".  
  2   Alexander MAGOON Sept 6, 1661, Exeter, Rockingham, NH - died Sept.1731 Exeter, NH,  marrid #1 Sarah BLAKE, Dec. 7, 1682, #2 Ann FRENCH, widow of Thomas MUDGET, and #3 Anna ASH before 1706.
  3   Mary MAGOON was born Aug. 9, 1666  Exeter, Rockingham NH,  m. Jonathan CLARK,  Sept. 6, 1686, in Dover, NH.
  4   Elizabeth MAGOON was born on June 29, 1670: died on Sept 29 1670 (3 mo old)  Exeter, Rockingham Co., NH.

Thanks to Joanne Roth for the above information

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