Rye, New Hampshire

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United States Gotoarrow.png New Hampshire Gotoarrow.png Rockingham Gotoarrow.png Rye

Early records. Information about early residents of Rye before 1680 may be found in Norfolk (old) County records. Norfolk (old) County was discontinued in 1680, but her records are still available.[1] For more details about these early records see Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts.

Brief History

The town of Rye now includes the islands six miles offshore in the Isles of Shoals on the New Hampshire side of the New Hampshire-Maine border there.

Historical Data

Town Histories

Vital Records

Probate Records

City Directories




Town Records


Libraries and Historical Societies


  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a.

Adjacent towns: Rockingham Co.: Greenland | New Castle | North Hampton | Portsmouth | Maine: York Co.: Kittery

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