This 2 family house is built on 0.20 acres of land and classified as residential. Built about 1915 with Vinyl exterior and Asphalt roof coverage. It has two units of 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths with an enclosed front porch extending across the front. Two garages are under porch.
This property was once owned by the Ballard Vale Company, a Corporation. On Jan. 15, 1844 the share holders voted to sell off properties owned by the company in the village. Thomas Barron purchased this property on Feb. 18, 1845 for $1000. The deed states "the house in which he now lives and the land connected." Thomas Barron purchased a second lot for $100. on on Apr. 2, 1846, recorded Sept. 15, 1846, from John Shepard, Yeoman. Shepard had purchased the joining lot from Eaton Green that same day.
John J. Horne, a blacksmith, then purchased the property on Aug. 20, 1863. Horne then sold two moths later to Roselle Leonard, wife of John H. on Oct. 28, 1863 for $1600.
Roselle Leonard would later acquires a second lot numbered #5 on Center St. Oct. 15, 1880. Roselle wold build the home next door at 11 Tewksbury St. about 1885. Leonard then sell to Rose A. Chapman on April 11, 1908. Chapman lives on Main St. and owns several properties on Main, Morton, and Chapman Ave. Rose owns for eleven years then selling to Gavin H. McGhie on Nov. 24, 1919.
James & Mary Brierly purchase on Sept. 8, 1928 Brierly then buys a second parcel on Sept. 20, 1930. The family would own this property until 1972. James Brierly died on Mar. 19, 1954. His widow Mary later placed the deed in her name and her daughter Ethel L. Davis of Exeter, NH. Ethel would later inherit the property and on her death on Oct. 13, 1970 the will gives the estate to sons James E. and Newell R. Davis.
James J. & Eleanor Enright purchased the Brierly-Davis property on March 30, 1972. Eleanor died on Sept. 25, 1987 and James in 1992. The property was then sold to Chi Keung and wife Tong Pui Chun on Aug. 6, 1992. Chun Kit Man then purchased the home on Sept. 11, 1996 and continues as owner of record in 2016.
Essex County Registry Deeds, Salem, MA
Essex Northern Registry Deeds, Lawrence, MA
Historical Sketches of Andover, Sarah Loring Bailey 1880
Andover, A Century of Change, Eleanor Richardson 1995
Andover Advertiser, Andover Townsman
Andover Historical Society files
National Register of Historic Places Certificate
Andover maps, 1852, 1872, 1884, 1888, 1906
Ballard Vale Machine Shop CO. 1848 - Franklin Darracott
Ballard Vale Company, a Corporation - Jan. 15, 1844 - Vote to sell off properties
Thomas Barron - Feb. 18, 1845 - b. 351 leaf 171 - $1000.
Thomas Barron - Sept. 15, 1846 - b. 371 leaf 237 - $100. second lot
John J. Horne - Aug. 20, 1863 - b. 655 leaf 68
Roselle Leonard, wife of John H. - Oct. 28, 1863 - b. 658 leaf 31 - $1600.
Roselle Leonard, wife of John H - Oct. 15, 1880 - b. 66 p. 33 - lot #5
Rose A. Chapman - Apr. 11, 1908 - b. 260 p. 568
Gavin H. McGhie - Nov. 24, 1919 - b. 443 p. 88
James & Mary Brierly - Sept. 8, 1928 - b. 542 p. 234
James & Mary Brierly - Sept. 20, 1930 - b. 554 p. 316
James Brierly estate, heir Mary Brierly - Mar. 19, 1954 - Probate
Mary Brierly & Ethel L. Davis - June 12, 1965 - b. 1035 p. 451 & 452
Mary Brierly estate, heir Ethel L. Davis, James E. Davis, Newell R. Davis
Ethel Davis estate, Heirs James E. Davis & Newell R. Davis - Oct. 13, 1970 - NH
James J. & Eleanor Enright - Mar. 30, 1972 - b. 1190 p. 717
Eleanor Enright estate, James J. Sept. 25, 1987 - probate
James J. Enright estate, Mary Grace Young McNulty, Extrx - 1992
Chi Keung & Tong Pui Chun - Aug. 6, 1992 - b. 3519 p. 328
Chun Kit Man - Sept. 11, 1996 - b. 4590 p. 295
|Historic District||Ballardvale Local Historic District|
|Historic District||Ballardvale National Register District|
|Historic Name||Ballard Vale Company House - Thomas Barron House|
|Present Use||2 family residence|
|Original Use||2 family residence|
|Construction Date||1840 -1844|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Major Alterations||garages added under porch|
|Condition||very good (1997)|
|Acreage||Acreage: 0.204 acre|
|Map and parcel||157-38|
|Recorded by||Ruth A. Sharpe (BallardvaleHistoric District) James Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Historical Society, Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||June 1997, 8/5/2016|