NOYES Paul

NOYES Paul[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1740 - 1810  (70 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name NOYES Paul 
    Born 12 Feb 1740  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Probate
    • (son, Enoch, was administrator of his father's estate. The inventory was fairly substantial, with about $3,700 assets in real estate (his house was valued at $3,000) and about $950 in personal property, including "32 slate gravestones, $172; rough stones, $6.50; 1,770 ft. free stones, $480 [381:32].)
    _UID 50AB0D38EB9ED5118A064445535400006FFF 
    Died 5 Oct 1810  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

    • (aged 70 years. Etched In Stone says 15 Oct 1810.

      OBIT: The manner of his death was sudden and afflictive; being near an old building (where he was born), which the workmen were employed in pulling down, a part of the side wall, lined with brick, unexpectedly fell outward, and crushed him in so shocking a manner, that he died in a few hours. He was a kind and peaceable neighbor, a good citizen and an honest man.)
    Buried Aft 5 Oct 1810  Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 12
    Address:
    Highland Cemetery 
    Paul Noyes gravestone
    Paul Noyes gravestone
    Plot: Sec. O-169
    Notes 

    • Noyes, Paul, Newburyport. Private, Capt. Moses Nowell's co., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 4 days. [Mass. Soldiers & Sailors In The War of The Revolution 11:556]

      Served on the "Alliance" in the revolutionary war and was on a list of prisoners taken in the Brigantine "Dolton" [sic "Dalton"] and committed to Mill Prison, Plymouth, England, June, 1777; Benjamin Franklin negotiated an exchange of prisoners, March 1779. By February 1780, the King of Denmark paid their ransom. The released prisoners met with Franklin at his residence outside Paris and sailed for home on the "Alliance", a new frigate constructed to protect American commerce. A letter dated March 10, 1781, sent to Paul Noyes at St. Lucia from his brother Silas explained Silas was having trouble arranging for a ship to come to the island to get him. Apparently, this leg of the passage home had to be financed privately. At the time of the letter, Paul Noyes would have been away four years and four months.

      Paul Noyes (1741-1810) of Newburyport, MA., produced a number of stones starting shortly after the revolution, using the urban style of a winged face (or cherub). He was the successor to Robert Fowle who returned to Boston after serving as Newburyport's resident gravestone carver from 1773 to 1778. He varied his stones by having his inexpensive stones engraved rather than carved, the fancier stones having three dimensional heads. He also produced some stones with a cameo effect when the stone allowed. His borders are varied, but one of his favorites is borrowed from the Boston carver Geyer. On double stones he often produced a three lobed top containing two cherubs with the middle lobe containing an hourglass. Later he made tree and urn stones, and occasionally an atypical design (such as one containing a quadrant made for a navigation teacher). His lettering is good with frequent use of italics. His stones can be found in coastal towns from Maine to Georgia, as well as in the Merrimac valley. His first probate payment for gravestone is dated 1791 (when he was fifty) and his only signed stone (for his father) is dated 1787. No body of gravestone work has been found that could be reasonably attributed to Paul Noyes before this time. Prior to 1787 he was known as a "carver" which, in early New England, routinely designated "wood-carver", not "stone-carver." He probably kept his hand in the wood-carving trade well into the period in which he was actively carving gravestone.

      Paul Noyes and his father were among those who signed the petition to incorporate Newburyport as a separate entity in 1762.

      Dr. Francis Vergnies de Bouischere was a French physician who came from Guadaloupe to reside in the home of Paul Noyes in 1796 from which he offered his services. He continued to reside in the Noyes home until his death, 20 years after Noyes' death.
    Person ID I20926  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 

    Father Deacon NOYES Parker,   b. 17 Jan 1704/5, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1787, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother MIGHILL Sarah,   b. 16 Nov 1712, Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1768, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1734  Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14, 15
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II says Sarah Adams1734.)
    Family ID F5411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MORSE Sarah,   b. 20 Sep 1741, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1809, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1762  Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 16, 17, 18
    • The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II says 1761.
    Children 
     1. NOYES Sarah N.,   b. 8 May 1762, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1832  (Age 69 years)
     2. NOYES Martha N.,   b. 11 Feb 1764, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1823, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. NOYES Betty,   c. 16 Mar 1766, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1839, Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. NOYES Alice,   c. 6 Dec 1767, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. NOYES Hannah,   c. 23 Dec 1770, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. NOYES Enoch,   c. 10 May 1773, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1832, Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     7. Rev. NOYES Robert Heath,   b. 10 Nov 1782, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1854, New Gloucester, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F8057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Feb 1740 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jan 1762 - Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Oct 1810 - Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Highland Cemetery - Aft 5 Oct 1810 - Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Revolutionary War
    Paul Noyes 1769 Newburyport home
    Paul Noyes 1769 Newburyport home
    18 Washington St.
    Newburyport, MA


    Documents
    Dr. Francis Vergnies advertisement
    Dr. Francis Vergnies advertisement

    Political Gazette (Nov. 18, 1796
    Paul & Robert Noyes stone cutting advertisement
    Paul & Robert Noyes stone cutting advertisement

    "Newbuyport Herald" (May 16, 1809)


  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p.214.

    2. [S1705] Internet-American Revolution.

    3. [S1892] Book-Mass. Soldiers & Sailors in the War of the Revolution, Vol. 11 Page 556.

    4. [S4216] Pamphlet-Overview of Essex County Gravestone Carvers.

    5. [S244] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. I - Births, 1:366.

    6. [S474] Census-1790-MA-Essex-Newburyport, Roll No.: 1, Page No.: 90.

    7. [S7094] Book-From Slate to Marble, 2:152.

    8. [S299] Book-VR Newburyport, MA, 2:737.

    9. [S388] Book-Etched In Stone, p.175.

    10. [S142] Book-Vital Records from Maine Newspapers, 2:437.

    11. [S913] Newspaper-Gazette, 22 Oct 1810.

    12. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #123308442 [John Glassford] 1/12/2014.

    13. [S103] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. II, p209.

    14. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:360.

    15. [S288] Book-VR Rowley, MA, 1:357.

    16. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:343.

    17. [S281] Book-VR Newbury, MA; Vol. II - Marriages & Deaths, 2:361.

    18. [S488] CD-Family Archives #231.
      Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film #0886202 Item 3