Pipe Organ Database

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Richard Pike Morss (1836)

Originally Unknown Builder (1665ca.)

Location:

St. John's Chapel
State Street
Newburyport, NH US
Organ ID: 50127

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Episcopal and Anglican Churches
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 5 ranks. 1 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Pedal Compass: 99
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on July 24, 2012:

Identified through online information from T. Daniel Hancock. -- The organ, by an unknown builder, was given by Thomas Brattle, who brought it from England at least by 1708. Upon his death, he willed it to the Brattle Square Church in Boston, who refused it. Provision in his will forwarded the bequest to King's Chapel, who accepted it with some reservation. It was set up in the church by 1714. It was sold in 1756 to St. Paul's Church, Newburyport. In 1836 it was sold again to St. John's Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Here, after times of disuse and unplayability, it was restored by Charles B. Fisk in 1965. It remains in the church today (2012) and the OHS listing for it in that location suggests that it was built c. 1665.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist (Source: Osche, Orpha: "The History of the Organ in the United States," 1975.)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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