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The town of Weare, in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, was granted to veterans of the Canadian wars in 1735. Governor Jonathan Belcher named it Beverly-Canada, but the original charter was found to be invalid because of a prior claim by the Masonian Proprietors, who had granted a large portion of the area to Ichabod Robie in 1749, naming it Hale’s Town. Prior to its incorporation as Weare in 1764, the town was known variously as Robie’s Town and Weare’s Town. David Souter, a retired associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, was a long-time resident of Weare since moving there with his parents at the age of eleven, moving to Hopkinton in 2009, only a few years after the town of Weare threatened to take his home by eminent domain.



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