ancestral chart father mother index home

vital records sources
go to Joseph House's page

Lydia's mark on one of her her husband's probate papers

Lydia was born in the Second Parish of Scituate, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Her father is said to have operated mills on Third Herring Brook, which now divides the towns of Hanover (incorporated in 1727) and Norwell (incorporated first as South Scituate in 1849). She was married at the Second Church (now the First Church in Norwell) by Rev. Nathaniel Eels. She moved with her husband and four children probably not far into the neighboring town of Hanover about 1729 and then the entire family moved to Lancaster, Province of Massachusetts Bay, in 1738.      

children of Lydia Curtis and Joseph House:1

i. Lydia bap. 6 February 1720/21 (South Scituate, now Norwell)
ii. Deborah, bap. 16 February 1722/23 "
iii. Joshua bap. 2 August 1724 "
iv. Elizabeth bap. 12 June 1726 "
v. Persis bap. 13 April 1729 (Hanover)
vi. Sarah bap. 2 August 1730 "
vii. Ruth, bap. 17 September 1732 "

vital records sources: Her birth is in Vital records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, vol. 1 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1909), 110. Her marriage is in Vital records of Scituate, 2:153. Her death is in Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1643-1850 (Clinton, MA: 1890), 320.

1. Congregational Archives & Library database online, Norwell, Massachusetts, First Parish Church records, 1642-1908, Hanover, Massachusetts, First Congregational Church records, 1728-1818,

all text and photographs © 1998-2023 by Doug Sinclair unless where otherwise noted