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A History of the Name “Amesbury” (1637 – 2013)

In 1637, the first English settler in the region was John Bayley who crossed the Merrimack River from Newbury, built a log cabin, and began to clear the land for cultivation. On September 6, 1638, the General Court of Massachusetts created a plantation on the left bank of the Merrimack, north to Hampton, on behalf […]