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he widowed Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris remained in the Warner House with her two children.  In 1735, young Gilbert was struck and killed unloading cargo in the Caribbean.  Two years later, Sarah married George Jaffrey II, Chief JuSarah Wentworth Macpheadris Jaffrey, </br>[i]Artist Joseph Blackburn, 1761.[/i]stice of the Supreme Court and one of the wealthiest men in the province of New Hampshire.  George was a well-suited match for Sarah.  A widower, he was a business partner with Archibald Macpheadris in the Lamprey iron works, and he lived only two houses up Daniel Street in a large U-shaped mansion on the gradual slope of Church Hill.  At the time of the Jaffrey marriage, Sarah's only child, Mary, was fourteen, and the young girl came to live in the Jaffrey House. 

[In the early 20th century, the Jaffrey House was stripped of its interiors and demolished.  In January 2015, the Warner House received the paneling of one of the Jaffrey chambers from the Museum of Fine Arts.  Plans are to reassemble the Jaffrey paneling in a reconstructed carriage house.]

 

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