Unlike the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, which was for religious reasons, the founding of New Hampshire was one of economics. The Council for New England, a group of nobles, knights and wealthy men, was seeking to exploit America for it's own purpose. Captain John Mason, a member of the council, was given multiple charters for large tracts of land which he intended to settle, and eventually profit from. This land was to become New Hampshire.
From England to New Hampshire
Remembrance and Capt. Wiggins
The plantations of New Hampshire: Dover, Exeter, Hampton, and Portsmouth were independent units of government. They formed a coalition between themselves and tried out various forms of government, until finally, voluntarily, coming under control of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. In 1640 the men of Dover signed the Dover Combination, but Oyster Rivermen were not included, or refused to sign. Records seem to be scarce until after the joining up with Massachusetts. Most records were lost prior to those dated 1648.
A good way to trace the life of men and women of this era is through land records and town records. In 1647 Dover appointed a town recorder and in 1648 he recorded the town rate and how much each man was assessed. John Ault of Oyster River was on that list. This rate was not paid in cash but in commodities such as corn and pipe staves. John was still on the rate list in 1675, but not after.
John Ault was given 10 acres of land before 1642 by Thomas Larkham. He sold land on 10 April 1645. He also received 80 acres of "ye great cove above needums poynt, 40 rods in length above ye cove". This was on 10 August 1653. He did not live on this land and eventually sold it in 1670. John, like most men at the time, seems to have acquired and sold land fairly regularly. He eventually split his land between two of his daughters Remembrance and Rebecca.
The dates of death for John Ault and Remembrance Tibbetts Ault are unknown. I cannot find any record of a will being probated, possibly because John had already given his land to his daughters. In 1675 he was around 75 years old, a pretty good age at that time. It seems likely that he lived with one of his daughters until his death.
John Rand and Remeberance Ault
Captain John Mason: The Founder of New Hampshire, Charles Wesley Tuttle
New England Genealogical and Historical Register, Vol. 2, p. 39
Provincial and State Papers Vol. 1
History of the town of Durham, New Hampshire (Oyster River Plantation) with genealogical notes,by Everett S. Stackpole and Lucien Thompson.