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Kettel, Jonathan, 1759-1848
Jonathan Kettel (1759-1848) & Capt.
William Noyes (1739-1831) Papers
0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)
This collection consists of
business and personal receipts for Jonathan Kettel and receipts and accounts for
Captain William Noyes.
SERIES I. Jonathan Kettel Papers SERIES II. Captain William Noyes Papers
Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of business and personal receipts for Jonathan Kettel and
receipts and accounts for Captain William Noyes. It has been divided into two
Series I. Jonathan Kettel Papers contains receipts
which document his purchases of food, materials for cabinet making, shoe repair, and
rent of a shop. The series also includes Kettel's assignment as Clerk of the Sixth
Regiment, 2nd Brigade of the Massachusetts Militia (1802), some documents from the
time he was tax collector for the Third Religious Society of Newburyport
(1803-1804), documents from his time as tax collector for the town of Newburyport
(1804-1808), and papers from his time as gauger (customs official) in Newburyport
(1811-1825). One receipt documents his payment to Capt. Hutchins toward the schooner
Ranger (1800). There is only one letter in the
collection; it was written to Miss L. H. Kettell from John Merrill regarding Probate
Court (1849). In 1831 Jonathan Kettel became the executor of William Noyes' estate
along with John B. Titcomb.
Series II. Capt. William Noyes Papers contains personal
and business receipts and accounts. There are documents referring to the sloop Cate, schooner William, brig
Amazon, and brig Alex &
Sally. There is an insurance document (1806) which lists the schooner
Hazard, the brig Ranger, and other vessels and another (1812) listing the ships Harriot, Aurora, and Fortune, and brigs Washington, Merrimack, and Nancy. It also contains an account for the estate of
Capt. Isaac Noyes (1796).
Jonathan Kettel (also spelled Kettle) was born in
Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1759 to James and Sarah Kettell. He became a
cabinetmaker in Newburyport. He served in the military as a fifer and was made clerk
of the Sixth Regiment, 2nd Brigade of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia in 1802.
He served as tax collector for the town of Newburyport. He bought a share in the
schooner Ranger. He died in Newburyport on May 6,
Capt. William Noyes was born in 1739. He joined the
Marine Society of Newburyport on January 7, 1773. Capt. Noyes sailed in the brig
Betsey, brig Lively,
and schooners William, Sally, and Amazon. He was captured during
the war by a British cruiser and he and his crew were confined in Dartmouth prison,
England. He died on November 7, 1831 at age 92.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons,
or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Family name can be used
as creator here
Kettel, Jonathan, 1759-1848
Noyes, William, 1739-1831
Titcomb, John B.
Estates, administration of
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research use.
Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in
writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex
Jonathan Kettel (1759-1848) & Capt. William Noyes (1739-1831) Papers, MSS 362,
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.
This material was purchased on September 21, 2001 (acc # 2002.035).
Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, July 2007.
Bayley, William H., and Oliver O. Jones. History of the Marine
Society of Newburyport, Massachusetts, from Its Incorporation in 1772 to the
Year 1906: Together with a Complete Roster and Narrative of Important Events in
the Lives of Its Members. Newburyport?: Press of the Daily News, 1906.
Newburyport Customs House Records, MSS 282 (Box 5, Folder