This home was built in 1932 -1933 on a portion of land that was part of the Winton property at 63 Center St. The map of the Ballard Vale Machine Shop Company holdings was drawn out by Franklin Darracott in 1848 shows this property as lot #15.
Alfred Kitteridge, of North Andover, president of the Andover Hat Co. in Ballardvale acquired these three lots #11, #13 and #15 and sold them to Jane Winton, wife of Matthew Winton. Lots #11 and #13 were purchased in April 1863 and lot #15 on Feb. 22, 1864. Jane paid $40. for lots 11 & 15 and $60. for lot #13.
Matthew Winton was born on 14 April 1825 in Derry, Ireland, (now Londonderry, No. Ireland) son of Robert & Lititia (Milton) Winton. He came to America on Oct. 16, 1845, according to his naturalization papers on Feb. 19, 1867. Matthew was a Painter. It appears that he returned to Ireland as we have Matthew, wife Jane and infant son Robert J. arriving in Boston on the Ship "Living Age" from Liverpool on 21 Sept. 1850. All census records state Robert J. born in Massachusetts and may have been born aboard the ship. Jane born in Antrim, Ireland, 24 June 1824, daughter of David & Letitia (Plunket) Shaw.
The 1860 Census has them in North Reading with six children. Matthew & Jane would have ten children: Robert J. b. 1850, Ellen Jane b.1852, David J. b.1854, Matthew b. 1856, Mary E. b. 1858, Eliza A.b. 1860, George H. b. 1862, Thomas W. b. 1865, Agnes b. 1868 and Mitilda b. 1884 - d. 1885.
Matthew died on 21 Sept. 1884 of chronic asthma. age 59y 5m 9d. Jane died on 19 Dec. 1896 of valvular heart disease. Jane was 72. Her family where heirs to her estate and she willed to her son David J. the use of the stable barn. Youngest surviving daughter Letitia (Winton) Tibbetts, wife of Fred M. B. Tibbetts would take a mortgage loan on the house in 1900 from her brother Matthew, executor of his mother's estate. With the death of Letitia Tibbetts the estate went to Lilly Ann Winton of Orange, CT on June 26, 1906.
Lilly Winton held the property for two years then selling to Frederick Shattuck on Nov. 25, 1906. Frederick H. Shattuck died on July 29, 1931 and his heirs Dorothy M. Davis, Fred N. Shattuck and Leota R. O'Donnell inherit the property at 63 Center St. which included this lot. The lot was deeded to Gladys M. Shattuck on June 10, 1932 and then sold with buildings to Dorothy M. Davis, wife of Edward B. on Nov. 15, 1934. With the death of Dorothy, Edward then sold the house to family members Leota S. O'Donnell & Frederick N. Shattuck on Apr. 20, 1961. After the death of Leota S. O'Donnell, heir Frederick N. Shattuck, sold the property to David H. Gould & Sandra Cardosi on Apr. 28, 1988. Members of the Shattuck family had owned the property for 88 years and this cottage for 55 years.
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, church records.
Ballard Vale Machine Shop map 1848 - lots #11, 13, & 15
Andover maps, 1852, 1872, 1884, 1888, 1906
National Register of Historic Places
Map plan #11083 - Mar. 4, 1988 - Stephen & Diane Derby
Ballard Vale Machine Shop Co. - 1848
Alfred Kitteridge - 1863
Jane Winton - Apr. 16, 1863 - b. 650 leaf 25 - lot #11 - $40
Jane Winton - Apr. 17, 1863 - b. 655 leaf 226 - lot #13 - $60
Jane Winton - Feb. 22, 1964 - b. 672 leaf 198 - lot #15 - $40
Jane Winton estate, Letitia W. (Winton) Tibbetts, heir Probate
Letitia W. (Winton) Tibbetts estate, Matthew Winton Extr. - May 1906 - probate
Mary E. Moodey - June 19, 1906 - b. 234 p. 497 - at auction
Lilla Ann Winton - June 29, 1906 - b. 234 p. 499
Frederick H. Shattuck - Nov. 25, 1908 - b. 268 p. 509
Frederick H. Shattuck estate, Heirs - died July 29, 1931 - Probate
Shattuck heirs; Dorothy M. Davis, Fred N. Shattuck, Leota R. O'Donnell - 1932
Gladys M. Shattuck - June 10, 1932 - b. 564 p. 244
Dorothy M. Davis, wife of Edward B. - Nov. 15, 1934 - b. 588 p. 598
Dorothy M. Davis estate, heir Edward B. Davis - Probate #238713
Leota S. O'Donnell & Frederick N. Shattuck - Apr. 20, 1961 - b. 934 p. 381
Leota S. O'Donnell estate, heir Frederick N. Shattuck Probate b. 2448 p. 235
David H. Gould & Sandra Cardosi - Apr. 28, 1988 - b. 2735 p. 236
Gerard P. & Cynthia A. Vye - June 24, 2004 - b. 8880 p. 307
|Historic District||Ballardvale Local Historic District|
|Historic District||Ballardvale National Register District|
|Historic Name||Dorothy M. & Edward B. Davis House|
|Construction Date||1932 - 1933|
|Source||ECRDS, ENRDL, style-njs|
|Roof||asphalt - gable|
|Map and parcel||157-72|
|Recorded by||Ruth A. Sharpe (Andover Historical District) James Batchelder|
|Organization||Andover Preservation Commission|
|Date entered||Jun 1997, 9/22/2016|