What was New Hampshire called in 1735

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I have suggestions 'Birth Country not recognised' for Rockingham County, New Hampshire. I tried Province of New York and that wasn't any good either, maybe Province of Quebec? Or ?
in WikiTree Help by M Ross G2G6 Pilot (193k points)

States Historic Place Names tab has each US State and what the state was called in different times.  The 'location' table that Ales is using for Suggestions had been given this information to use. 

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New Hampshire was the Province of New Hampshire, a British colony,  from 1629 to 1776.
by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (380k points)
It was a colony of England.British colony is an incorrect term this early in history
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Add Ales as a tag.  He is the one creating the Suggestions. If you include the wikitree ID, he could tell you for sure what the problem is.

I don't think he is using Town or County in conjunction with the state.  Do you have commas in the location where it is appropriate between town, county and state / province / colony?  If not, he assumes every space is a comma, which would mean that Province of New York would be invalid because of commas in between each word.
by Linda Peterson G2G6 Pilot (534k points)
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In 1735, Province of New Hampshire would be correct. However, Rockingham County would not be, since New Hampshire didn't have counties until 1769. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockingham_County,_New_Hampshire#History
by Chase Ashley G2G6 Pilot (220k points)
So is/was there a town named Rockingham? I have a record of an ancestor dying in Rockingham before 1735, perhaps the record was created later?
No town named “Rockingham.”
Agreed. No town Rockingham. The record was probably created later.
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Wikipedia has the Province of New Hampshire, 1691-1775. There was a Massachusetts Bay - New Hampshire boundary dispute. Modern borders were established in 1741.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
Thanks everyone, I will take Rockingham off his death location.
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Mason’s Grant, in 1735.

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