Benjamin Scott Jr. house

Rowley was settled by Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and company and incorporated 1639.


Rowley Historical Society at the Platts-Bradstreet house (1677), 233 Main Street. The memorial for Salem witch trials victim Margaret (Stephenson) Scott (c. 1615-1692) is across the street (on the green). Currently, the society’s website is offline. Visit the Facebook page.

Rowley Burial Ground, 139(?) Main Street. Margaret Scott’s daughter-in-law Susannah (Scales) Scott (1650-1719) is buried at this cemetery, so presumably are her husband Benjamin (1620-1671) and son Benjamin (1646-1725).

Benjamin Scott Jr. house (1676), 187 Central Street. PRIVATE home. Margaret Scott may have lived with her son here after her husband died. If not, she lived nearby on same street (formerly known as Holmes Street).


Rowley Public Library, 141 Main Street. Local history room.

Online Books & Records

History of Rowley, anciently including Bradford, Boxford, and Georgetown, from the year 1639 to the present time by Thomas Gage (1840)