Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Piscataqua” in chapter 11 of George Bancroft, History of the Colonization of the United States, Vol. 1, 17th edition.:
...innace ascended the stream.
A cross was planted on an island, and the country claimed for Christ and for England.
At about fortyseven leagues above the mouth of the river, he found the village of Piscataqua , an Indian settlement nearly opposite Mount Vernon.
The chieftain of the tribe would neither bid him go nor stay; he might use his own discretion.
It did not seem safe for the English to plant th...
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