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RKCORDS 



OP THE 



TOWNS OF 



North and South Hempstead, 



Long Island, N. Y. 



"VOLUMic- X 



PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE TOWN BOARD OF 
NORTH HEHPSTEAD. 



JAMAICA, N. Y.: 

Long Island Farmer Print. 



A. 



At a meeting of the Town Board of the Town of North 
Hempstead, held at the office of the Town Clerk of said town, 
on the sixth day of August, 1894, it was 

Resolved, That Benjamin D. Hicks, Esq., be and is here- 
by appointed a committee to have prepared for printing, and 
have printed the oldest records of the Town of North Hemp- 
stead, and that the sum of ($1,000) one thousand dollars, be 
and is hereby appropriated for the purpose of preparing for 
printing and having printed the Town Becords of this town, 
the work to be done under the superintendance of the com- 
mittee, and that the Supervisor cause the the said sum to 
be inserted in the next tax warrant, to be raised and paid 
over by the Collector of Taxes to the Supervisor, to be set 
apart as a separate fund, to be designated as the " Record 
Fund," to be drawn on the order of the committee. 

Town Clerk's Office, ) 

North Hempstead, Queens Co., N. Y. 5 

I hereby certify that the above resolution has been com- 
pared by me with the original record of the same in this 
office and is a correct copy. 
July 10th, 1896. 

Samuel Hoopee, 

Town Clerk. 



At a meeting of the undersigned, composing the Town 
Board of the Town of North Hempstead, held at the Clerk's 
office in said Town on the tenth day of July, 1896, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Board, as the repre- 
sentatives of the people of the town, be presented to Benja- 
min D. Hicks, Esq., the committee previously appointed to 
prepare for printing and have printed the Town Records of 
this town, as a recognition of the able and effectual manner 
in which he has discharged the duty imposed upon him, at 



sucli a vast outlay of time and labor in deciphering and 
copying the old manuscripts and records of the town, 

Resolved, That these resolutions be entered upon the 
minutes of the Board, and that a copy thereof be engrossed 
and presented to Mr. Hicks. 

July 10th, 1896. 

Augustus Denton, 

Samuel Hoopee, Supervisor. 



Town Clerk. 



Henky C. Morrell, 
Samuel V. Searing, 
Isaac M. Allen, 
William H. Sobey, 

Justices. 



TOWN CLEEK'S CEETIFICATE. 

I hereby certify that I have compared or caused to be 
compared this printed volume, with the original manuscript 
records, in my office, and that I believe the same is a correct 
copy of said original records, " Errata " excepted. 
July 10th, 1896. 

Samuel Hoopek, 

Town Clerk. 



These volumes are inscribed to the memory of Henry Onderdonk, 
Jr., to whose generous public spirit and patient research, our county 
is more indebted than to any other person, for promoting a general 
interest in the records of the past, and for transcribing and preserv- 
ing many incidents invaluable to the future historian of our Island. 



PREFACE. 



When, in 1784, the original town of Hempstead was di- 
vided into two townships of North and South Hempstead, 
the Clerk was a resident of that portion included within the 
bounds of North Hempstead, and having the official records 
in his possession they became the property of that town, 
where they have ever since remained. They are now in a 
fire-proof safe, in the office of the Town Clerk, at Eoslyn, 
and are in a good state of preservation. Some of the earlier 
entries are almost illegible because of time-stained paper 
and faded ink. This, combined with the cramped writing 
and peculiar spelling of the old settlers, rendered it extreme- 
ly difficult to decipher many of the first records. In these 
ancient volumes the entries are not made consecutively, and 
no regular chronological order seems to have been adhered 
to by the clerks. It was at first intended to rearrange each 
entry in the order of its date, but subsequently it was de- 
cided to make a literal transcript of the old books, verhatim 
et literatim, believing that it would be more acceptable to 
those interested in such matters. 

The earlier volume of records, covering the first ten years 
of the town's history, and comprising the entries for the 
years 1643 to 1653, is unfortunately lost. It was in exis- 
tence as recently as twenty years ago, and is mentioned by 
Onderdonk as "The Mouse Eaten Book." Hoping that it 
might still be resting among the forgotten volumes in an 
ancestral book case, or lying with the neglected rubbish in 
some old garret, a liberal reward was publicly offered for 
its return, or for information concerning it. It is to be re- 
gretted that these efforts for its recovery were fruitless, and 
that the record is, in this respect, incomplete. 

Tracings have been made of such of the signatures as 



b PREFACE. 

were believed to be genuine. This was a difficult point to 
decide in many instances as some of the clerks, when mak- 
ing copies of legal papers, evidently sought to imitate the 
original signatures. 

The editor desires to acknowledge his indebtedness to 
his wife, Alice A. Hicks, for her assistance in the prepara- 
tion of these volumes. She generously assumed a large 
share of the labor of transcribing and arranging the con- 
tents of the ancient libers, and the difficulty of the under- 
taking has been greatly lessened and lightened by her effi- 
cient aid. 

For the purpose of facilitating references, the numbers 
of the pages in the original libers have been transferred to 
the printed copy. 



INTRODUCTION. 



The first white men to set foot on Long Island were 
probably a boat's crew from Henry Hudson's famous ship, 
The Half Moon, who, in the early part of September, 1609, 
landed at Coney Island to bury one of their comrades who 
had been killed by the natives while exploring the bay and 
river. 

The Dutch made settlements on the western part of the 
island as early as 1636, and soon after, the east end was 
occupied by English colonists from New England. Brook- 
lyn, Flatlands and Flushing were originally settled by the 
Dutch, while Hempstead was the first town in that portion 
of the island to be occupied by the English. 

In 1643, John Carman and Rev. Robert Fordham, acting 
for their associates at Stamford, Conn., purchased the In- 
dian title to the land at Hempstead, and on November 16, 
1644, procured a patent for the same from William Kiefe, 
*the Dutch Governor of the New Netherlands. 

The first actual settlement of the town by Europeans, was 
made on the tract of land above mentioned in 1644, by be- 
tween thirty and forty families from Stamford, Conn., among 
whom where those of Rev. Richard Denton, William Raynor, 
Richard Gildersleeve, John, Robert and Benjamin Coe, 
John Carman, Jonas and Jeremy Wood, Rev. Robert Ford- 
ham, Robert Jackson, Simon Searing and John Ellison. 
Most of these families came originally to Wethersfield, 
Conn., and there is a tradition that they had emigrated 
together from Hemel-Hempstead, a market town in Hert- 
fordshire, England. On their arrival on Long Island, they 
were joined by John Hicks and Daniel Whitehead, of Fhisli- 
ing, and subsequently by other English settlers from the 
east and west ends of the island. 



8 INTEODUCTION. , 

It seems probable that in the previoiis year, Capt. John 
Seaman, coming from the eastern end of the island, had set- 
tled on land adjoining what was subsequently the eastern 
boundary of the Hempstead purchase, and had secured 
title to a tract comprising more than twelve thousand acres, 
which, in 1685, under the Dongan patent, became a part of 
the town of Hempstead. 

English colonists settling within the territory over which 
the Dutch West India Company claimed jurisdiction, were 
allowed to acquire land after taking the oath of allegiance 
to the Dutch government. Four of the Long Island towns 
were settled in this way, viz.: Hempstead, Gravesend, Ja- 
maica and Newtown. 

The first recorded division of land in Hempstead took 
place in 1647, and from this it appears that, at the time, 
there were sixty-two freeholders in the town. Each person 
was allotted land in proportion to the amount of money he 
had contributed to the public funds, and the plots varied 
in size from ten to two hundred acres. 

In the early days of the colony the English settlements, 
although under the Dutch authority, were allowed many 
liberties which were denied to the neighboring Dutch towns. 
They were permitted to choose their minister, elect their 
magistrates, constables and clerks, and to conduct their 
own affairs in town meeting. The Dutch Governor and 
Council claimed the right to sanction these appointments 
and elections before they became lega,l, but the authority 
was, usually, only formally exercised. The old Dutch gov- 
ernors were, most of them, able and amiable men who, in 
the exercise of their arbitrary power, seem to have acted 
with discretion and liberality toward the English colonists. 
Gov. Peter Stuyvesant was an exception, and his arrogance 
and intolerance had, on several occasions, nearly goaded 
the English towns into open rebellion, when the transfer of 
authority to the British crown happily removed the imme- 
diate cause for grievance. 

The land included within the patent of the town of Hemp- 



INTRODUCTION. » 

stead was originally occupied by portions of three tribes of 
Indians, viz.: Rockaways, Merokes and Matinecocks. These, 
with all the tribes on Long Island, belonged to the great 
Algonquin race of savages which, at the time of the discov- 
ery of America, occupied the entire eastern seaboard, and 
extended westward to the Rocky Mountains. 

The Indian title to the soil was extinguished by purchase, 
and the relations of the white settlers with their native 
neighbors, were, in the main, amicable, although occasional 
differences arose because of disputed boundaries, or from 
the savage propensity to disregard proprietary rights. In 
Kings County the Dutch West India Company purchased 
the land from the Indians in large tracts, and then sold it in 
farms to the settlers, but in that part of Queens County 
occupied by the English, the land was bought directly from 
the Indians by the settlers themselves, and the transaction 
was usually of a just and honorable character. 

When the colony came permanently under English con- 
trol many important changes were introduced in the govern- 
ment, some of which tended to extend the liberty and inde- 
pendence of the settlers, while the effect of others seemed 
to be to increase the arbitrary power of the representatives 
of the Crown, and to promote a spirit of religious intolerance. 

In 1665 Gov. Nicoll called a convention composed of two 
delegates froiu each of the Long Island towns and West- 
chester County, to consult with his Excellency and propose 
such additions and alterations in the existing laws as should 
best promote " a full and perfect composure of all controvers- 
ies, and ye propagation of true religion amongst us." This 
convention met at Hempstead on the last day of February, 
1665, and John Hicks and Robert Jacksoa represented the 
town therein. The proceedings of this assembly were of 
great interest and importance, and its decisions as to public 
questions, and the code of laws enacted, remained practically 
undisturbed for over a hundred years, and were not essen- 
tially modified until after the Revolution. The boundaries 
of the several towns, as well as their names, were discusssed, 



10 INTRODUCTION. 

and definately settled, and Long Island, Staten Island and 
Westchester County were erected into a " Shire " after the 
English pattern, and named Yorkshire. Still following the 
old country custom, this Shire was then subdivided into 
districts denominated "Eidings." Suffolk County consti- 
tuted the East Riding, Kings County, Newtown and Staten 
Island, the West Eiding, and the rest of Queens County the 
North Eiding. A high sheriff was subsequently commis- 
sioned for the whole of Yorkshire, and a deputy in each 
Eiding, but this practice was discontinued in 1683 and a 
sheriff appointed for each county. 

At this assembly a set of ordinances called the " Duke's 
Laws" were adopted for regulating the internal affairs of 
the towns represented. These " Laws," an original manu- 
script copy of which is still carefully preserved in the office 
of our Town Clerk, were probably founded on those in use 
among the other colonies, and were, in the main, just and 
practicable. Under these " Laws " the several towns were 
authorized to elect annually, in April, a constable and four 
overseers. These were the assessors, whose duty it was to 
rate each inhabitant in proportion to his estate. They were 
also authorized to make regulations for the government of 
the town, and to fix annually a rate for the support of the 
minister and the care of the poor. 

The courts established by these " Laws " were the Town 
Court, the Court of Sessions and the Assize Court. The 
Town Court was composed of the constable and two over- 
seers, and was held usually once in each month. The Court 
of Sessions was for each Eiding and was held twice a year. 
It was composed of the justices of the peace of the several 
towns of the Eiding, and the members of the Council, Secre- 
tary of the colony and high Sheriff were authorized to sit 
with the Judges. The Court of Assize was an appellate 
tribunal and sat once a year. It was composed of the Gov- 
ernor, Council and magistrates of the several towns. 

The " Laws " also enacted that each town on Long Island 
should have a distinguishing letter, which should be branded 



INTRODUCTION. 11 

on all cattle and horses owned in the town. The brand for 
Hempstead was the capital letter (G). 

The people of the colony had at that period, no direct 
voice in the administration of the government, which was 
entirely in the hands of the Governor, and the Council ap- 
pointed by him. After much agitation of the subject, and 
many unavailing petitions to the home authority, the Duke 
of York finally, upon the intercession of William Penn, 
granted the right to legislative representation. 

The first Colonial Legislature was convened on the 17th of 
October, 1683, and was composed of the Governor, Council 
and seventeen members chosen by the people. 

The colony, and especially the town of Hempstead, was 
not exempt from the religious troubles which, at that peri- 
od, afflicted all the English speaking race, and particularly 
the settlements in America. In the early times Quakers 
wandered through the town, and, by holding meetings and 
making converts, brought down trouble upon their own 
heads, and caused much concern to orthodox churchmen. 
Later, Governor Stuyvesant, being strong willed and a nar- 
row sectarian, sought to impose Dutch Presbyterianism upon 
the entire colony, and stirred up much contention and bitter 
feeling. In 1693 an act of Assembly was passed for the 
settlement and maintenance of ministers throughout the 
colony. This law was afterwards so construed by bigoted 
English governors, as to authorize them to thrust upon the 
towns clergymen of their own selection and faith, in oppo- 
sition to the wishes of the people who were compelled to 
maintain them and support their churches. These unjust 
and sectarian proceedings caused much hardship and dis- 
sention during many years, and were not finally righted until 
after the Eevolution. * 

The first settlers seem to have been a brave, honest and 
hardy race, uncultured and of simple habits, but kindly dis- 
posed, seeking to do the right as they understood it. The 
records of the courts prove that no great crimes, or serious 
breaches of the law occurred during those early days, and 



12 INTBODUCTION. 

the people seemed to live in great harmony and to have 
manifested a creditable degree of neighborly good will. The 
most serious matters to engage public attention during that 
period were the settlement of town boundaries and the dis- 
cussion of religious questions, both of which were occasion- 
ally the cause of much temporary excitement. 

In looking back over the two centuries and a half that have 
elapsed since these records were commenced, we are forcibly 
impressed by the mighty changes that have taken place in 
the interval. Civilization, at that time was scarcely con- 
scious of the first dawning rays of that era of progress which 
has since flooded the world with light and prosperity, and it 
is only when we are enabled to glance backward, by the aid 
of such ancient writings as these, that we fully realize what 
a gap, not alone in time, biit also in physical and intellectual 
surroundings, separates us from the first settlers on our Isl- 
and. They were eminently plain, practical men, concerned 
chiefly with the homely affairs of every day life, as they were 
presented in the rude surroundings of a pioneer settlement. 
When we study their early record, expressed often with a 
quaint simplicity which recalls the guileless frankness of 
childhood, our sympathies are irresistibly drawn towards 
them in their sturdy independence and uprightness of char- 
acter, and as we read, we are almost tempted to exclaim 
" Dear old people, how pleasant it would have been to have 
shared with you the quiet and homely life of those early 
times." Could they return to the scenes once so familiar, 
and view the changes that time has wrought during fhe fleet- 
ing years, since they laid aside the busy cares of life, they 
would certainly be astounded at our progress, and would 
find it difficult to credit the evidence of their senses ; but 
could we seriously question their discrimination if, after view- 
ing our modern conveniences and testing our advanced civ- 
ilization, they should still assert their preference for the 
simpler and more comfortable ways of their own time. 

We rush through life now at railway speed, and compress 
into the limits of a day, the labor or the pleasure that would 



Introduction. 13 

lia,ve sufficed our forefathers for a week. High pressure, 
both physically and intellectually, seems to be the prevail- 
ing characteristic of the time. It drives our machinery with 
ever increasing power and velocity, and incidentally, it pushes 
onward our education, our business and our pleasure, at a 
tremendous pace. The question will eventually present it- 
self, "Can our mental and physical powers withstand the 
constantly augmenting strain to which our accelerated pro- 
gress is subjecting them?" The theory of evolution assumes 
that the animal and intellectual processes will eventually 
adapt themselves to their Surroiindings, but it may well be 
doubted if the slow rhythm to which natures changes are 
attuned, can be safely hastened to keep pace with the mighty 
onward rush of our present civilization. Our forefathers 
accomplished their work with a greater expenditure of time 
and patience, but they also took their pleasures in the same 
quiet and leisurely way, and perhaps out of the aggregate 
of life's experiences they realized as much comfort and hap- 
piness as we find to-day in the excitement, whirl and progress 
of this nineteenth century. 




Westbuey, Queens Go., N. Y. 
August 14th, 1894. 



rkcouds 

OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONG ISLAND. 



LIBEE A. 

May ye 2d Anno 1654 stilo novo. 

It is ordered that all Ye Inhabitants that hath any righte 
in ye neck shall sufficiently make up Eyther his or theire 
proportion of fence at or before ye 15th day of May next 
Insueing ye date hereof, stilo novo. And every person or 
persons that is founde Negligent in soe doeing shall pay for 
every rodd defective twos shillings and sixpence. 

It is further ordered by the townsmen, That any Cattle yt 
shall bee found in ye field after ye 20th day of M^ay next 
Insueing ye date hereof shall be lyable to be pounded, And 
shall pay for each head 2d to ye pounder. And 4d for ye 
driver of them, And for every Horse or Horsse-kinde that 
shall be found in ye field after ye date hereof being ye 20tli 
day of May stilo novo shall pay 5s that is to say 4s for ye 
dryver and 12d to ye pounder, And both horses an cattle to 
pay ye Damage : And after the Detaynment in ye pound for 
ye space of 48 howers, after Notice given unto ye owners, 
that then such cattle and horsses shall be soulde by outcry. 
And after sattisf action given for ye damage and unto ye dryver 
& poimder the remaynder shall be paid unto ye owner. 



16 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 1. 
March the 17th, 1657 Stylo novo. 

Choosen by the towne of Hempsteede for townesmen for 
the Abovesaid yeare ffrancis weeckes richard brutnall richard 
vallingtyne robord beadille Adam Mott. 

wee the magistrates of the towne of hempsteed doe here- 
by iugage owr silves to.stand by and bare out with full power 
as the Abovesaid magistrates the Above named townesmen 
in all such actes and orders as shall conduce for ye good 
and benefite of this towne of hempsteede this present yeere 
givcing oute of Land and receiving in of inhabitants onely 
excepted given under our hands this 16th of April 1657 stylo 
novo. 

E GiLDERSLEVB 

John Seaman 
teste 
John James 

Page 2. a^ 



April the 17th, lo67-stilo novo. 

It is ordered by the Townesmen that all the fences of the 
front Lottes that rune into the fiUd shall bee suffishantly and 
substanshally fensed by the eight and twenty day of this pres- 
ent month and whomsoever shall bee found to bee defective 
hereine shall pay for his defecte five shillings for the townes 
use. 

April the 17, 1657 stllo novo. 

It is ordered by the townesmen that all swine that shall 
bee found within the filld after the third day of this present 
mouth whomsoever shall find them and bringe them to the 
pound shall have for his bringeing of them to pound Fowre 
pens the heed and the pounder two pens the heed the swine 
to remayne in the pound untill the mony be payd the pounder 
and satisfaction for what dammage they have done vnto the 
party or parties. Likewise whomsoever shall resist any that 
shall bee bringeing swine to pound ore any other Cattell shall 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 17 

pay tene shillings for his defect for the townes use. Like- 
wise whomsoever brakes the pound directly ore indirectly 
shall pay for his defecte twenty shillings for the townes use, 
this is to give notis vnto all men in this towne that will have 
Calves kept by the Calfe keeper to give in thare nomber vnto 
adam mott between this and tewseday next wcli will bee 
the twenty forth of this monthe ore for ever after howld thare 
pease. 

by the townesmen. 

It is also ordered that whomsoever shall Leave the towne 
gates ore throwe the barrs open and not put them vp Againe 

shall pay for every such defect shillings the one halfe 

for them that shall give the information and the other halfe 
for the townes use. 

Page 3. 

September the 23 — 1657 stilo novo. 

It is ordered bye the townesmen that noe Cowes nore Oxen 
nor younge Cattell nore horses shall goe into the fiUd untill 
the 23rd day of the next monthe called October, and in Case 
aney shall bee found in the fiUd they shall pay all Dammages 
vnto the partyes damnifyed and shall pay to the pounder 
two shillings the heed to maynetayne a man to watch the 
pound. 

It is Likewise ordered by the townesmen this 23rd day 
of September 1657 stilo novo that whatsoever swine shall 
bee found in the fiUd after the 24th of this present month 
thay shall bee pounded and the pounder shall maynetayne 
A gard ore wache untill 24 owers bee past and then to bee 
sould at ane outcrie to satisfy dammage and poundage and 
Charges. 

It is Likewise ordered by the townesmen this 23rd of 
September 1657 stilo novo that noe Cattell shall be fichte 
from the necke untill the fiUd shall bee clered and in Case 
aney shall feche out aney before they shall give teene shil- 
lings A heed for the townes use and pay all damages that 



18 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

shall bee done by aney Cattell that shall breacke out after 
them, break out where they will in the necke. Likewise that 
noe Cattell shall bee fecht from the neck untiU that thay be 
fecht by the towne in ginereal. 

It is ordered by A Generall voat of A towne meeting being 
the sixth of July 1657 stilo novo that whosoever shall refues 
to gather aney towne rate or rates being ordered by the 
townesmen shall pay for his refusing it six Carrot guilder for 
the first refuesall thereof. 

Page 4. 
1657. 

edward sprages number of Cattell kept by him in the neck. 

willyum scading three 3 

willyum thickston one 1 

Thomas demont Power 4 

goodman Landell fewer half e time 2 

thomas eierland seaven 7 

willyum smith seaven 7 

robord jacksun eight and A halfe 8 

Adam mott seaven 7 

John Smith nan seaven 6 of his owne one of rodese 7 

Mr gillderslieves sixe 6 

robord Ashman A leaven 11 

heniry wood fife 5 

franses wickes sixe 6 

mikell Chartertan one 1 

peter Cornelius three , . . . . 3 

John ellisun fife 5 

richard willes five Cowes and A yerling 6 

John smith roke A leaven Cowes one heffer. . , 12 

josias Forman two 2 

Hinery Linengton f ower 4 

thomos foster one 1 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 19 

robord Bedell eight fower dry Cattail and fower 

Cowes 8 

George milles fower 4 

totall 120 
edward sprage kept two and twenty weekes. 

Page 6. 

April IGth 1657 stilo novo 
Imprimis by one booke bought for the use 
of the towne of richard gillderslieves, the 

prise being five shillings 0-5-0 

by George hewlett for burneing the necke 

twenty shillings 1-0-0 

by george hewlett for mending the towne fense 

and gattes 0-6-0 

Note well yt upon ye 27th day of december 1658. 

I have passed a bill betweene William Smith and John 
Larm for ye payment of fifteen pounds ster to be paid 
iu Indian Com at three shillings ye bushell, or trading 
cloth at fower guilders the dutch ell to be paid before the 
Last of April Ao 1658. 

An Alphabitt to the most Meteral things in this Book 
Kelating to the Publick. 

The Number of Gates at the Neck ^4 

Allotments of Meadow 10 

Indian Peed -. 23 and 24 

A Grant of ten Acers of Land to Severall persons 34 
The Names of those that fenced Rockaway .... 52 
Devesions of Meadow 78 

Page 7. 

The numbers of every mans gattes that thay have at the 
necke. 

Mr. semons hath 20 gattes 20 

Willyum smith hath twelve gates 12 

edward rayner hath sixe gattes 06 



20 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

Thomas lerland hath six gattes 06 

John esser hath sixe gattes 06 

John smith rocke hath eight gattes 08 

Nickolas Taner hath tene gattes 10 

George milles hath sixe gattes 06 

richard vallingtine hath sixe gattes 06 

Joseph Scott hath eight gattes 08 

Lawreans eUison hath eight gattes 08 

John ellisson hath eight gattes 08 

Thomas ellisson hath sixe gattes 06 

Willyum yattes hath sixe gattes 06 

Thomas Carrie hath sixe gattes 06 

Thomas jecokes hath fowerteene 14 

richard stites f ower gattes 04 

John roodes four gattes 04 

Abraham Smith eight gattes 08 

Androwe Mesinger hath sixe gattes 06 

Timothy Wood hath sixe gates 06 

Georg hewlet hath sixe gattes 06 

robord marvin hath sixe gattes 06 

Adam mott hath tene gattes 10 

george wollsie hath sixe gattes 06 

Mr. gisbvrd van dicke hath f ower gattes 04 

wiUium thixston hath seaven gattes 07 

Thomas Champion hath sixe gattes 06 

danell whighthed hath sixe gattes 06 

robord Ashman hath twenty gattes 20 

Willyum scading hath sixe 06 

Ambrous Sutton hath seaven gattes 07 

John Smith Junior hath tene gattes 10 

John Sturgis hath four gattes 04 

Page 8. 

John Carman hath sixe gattes 06 

robord beedell hath sixe gattes 06 

edward sprage hath two gattes 02 

richard ogdun hath foretene gattes 14 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 21 

Mr. denton hath fiftene gatfces 15 

Mr. stickline hath fiftene gattes 15 

Arion f orman hath f ower gattes 04 

Thomas skidmore hath sixe gattes 06 

Jonas haalsted hath fiftene gattes 15 

John Smith nan hath eight gattes 08 

robord forman hath tene gattes 10 

beniamyne Coe hath forten gattes 14 

nathanell denton hath sixe gattes 06 ^- 

hinery Linengton hath eight gattes 08 

Mr. hickes hath twenty gattes 20 

Jeames pyne hath forten gattes 14 

richard brudnill hath eight gattes 08 

Samivell Matheus hath f ower gattes 04 

richard willis hath sixe gattes 06 

Mr. gilderslievse hath sevven gattes 07 

Mr. Washburn hath sixetene gattes 16 

richard Letten hath twelfe gattes 12 

Jeremy wood hath sixe gattes 06 

Hinery pearsall hath twelfe .' 12 

richard everit hath fewer gattes 04 

robord Jacksun hath twenty gattes 20 

samivell Forman hath sixe gattes 06 

The totall sum being 526 
Page 9. 
Ane Acount of Calves given ine to bee kept 1657. 
In primis 

good man ellisun A leaven 11 

" by John sturge two 2 

" by Ambroas Sutten two 2 

" by Adam Mott f ower 4 

" by Fransis weeckes fower 4 

" by robord Jacksun sixe 6 

" by sargant gillderslieve seven .... to more 9 

" by John smith sargants sune one 1 

" by Thomas eierland 1 



22 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

" by richard vallingtine one 1 

" by mr stickling sixe 6 

" by willyum scadding fewer 4 

" by binery parsall fower 4 

" by tbomas suthard 2 2 

" by peeter cornelus one 1 

" by good man Foreman fower 4 

" by willyiim yattes one 1 

" by good man marvin fower 4 

" by Mr liioks seven 2 more aded 9 

" by goodman scotte one 1 

" by goodman willise 2 2 

" by John towensend three 3 

74 
by fransis wickes his boy seaven days at first with george 
to keep the Calves ten shillinges 6 d. 12 d the day 0. 10. 6. 

George hewlett kept the Calves twenty five weeckes to 
have 16 shillings the weeke 

Page 10. . 
Know all men by these present whomsoever it shall con- 
serne that I georg hewlette doe Covenant and Agree to keep 
A heard of Calvs for this towne of hempsted this present 
years Carefully and faithfully with all diligens to the beast 
of my power and to watter them Carefully twise A daye ore 
onese at Least and to gooe out with the Calvs halfe Ane 
ower by sonne in the Morneing and not to bring them in 
before sunnesett at night and to gooe downe to the sowthe 
onse in three weeckes if time and wether purmit alwise pro- 
vided that there shall at the first goeing downe bee two 
found by them that ownes the Calvs and at other times 
one to gooe downe and in Case Any Calvs shall be lost 
through the said gorges carlesnes the said george shall make 
them good. The number of the Calvs shall bee seventy 
that shall be kept by the said gorge ; the said gorge is to 
begin to keep the fortenth of this month ; the townesmen to 
find A boy to gooe with the keeper. As Longe as wee the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 23 

townesmen shall see ConveDient ; and the said george is to 
have for his wages sixtene shilliDgs A weaike to bee paid 
as foloweth one pound of butter A Calfe at sixe pennes 
the pound to bee paid by the Last may next Insewing, and 
and twelfe pennse the head in good sised wampom to bee 
payed with the butter out of his wages the reast to bee payd 
in Come half e wheat and half e Inden wheat at five shillings 
the boshell and Inden Come at three shilliags the boshell 
to bee payd by the Last of Jenewary next Insewing the datte 
hereof, and if wee the townesmen shall see cause at the Latter 
ende of the year to have them kept at sowth then wee to find 
A mane to keep with the keeper the keeper is to keep the 
Calves in the hilles and for the Saboth dayes the keeper is 
to take his turne when it comes as often as others and for 
the just and full performanse hereof wee have subscribed 
ower handes this second of May. 

1657 stilo novo the marke of X gorge Hewlett 

Adam Mott 

EIGHAED VALANTINE 

the mark of X fransis wickes 
Egbert Marten 

Page 11. 

Knowe all Men by these preasant that wee Willyum Jonsun 
and Edward sprag doo Ingage owrselves to performe the 
plases of Cowkeepers and that faithfully and Carfully unto the 
beast of owr endevers to gooe out with the Cattell by the sunne 
ane ower hie and all those Cattell that shall bee detained in 
the towne after the heard is gone out unles the owners 
shall drive them and deliver them to the heardsmen the 
heardsmen will tack noe Charge of them that day nor yett 
of those that shall bee turned out before, and that noe man 
shall Leave open the gate but hee shall bee Liabell to pay 
what dammage the Cattell shall dooe. Lickewise^that noe 
Drie Cattell nore oxen shall goo in the heard after warneing 
given to drive them to the necke in case any shall bee found 



24 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

to gooe in the heard after warneing given the herdesmen 
ore aney other may drive them to pound and shall have for 
every heed sixe penns sooe often as thay shall bee found 
gillty : also what Cattell shall doe aney straying ore bee 
Lost ore gooe Astraye by the said Willyums or edwards 
neglect ore Carelesness thay the said Willyum and edward 
shall make good all dammages, and in Case aney beast gooe 
astraye ore bee wanting the owner shall give notis vnto the 
heardsmen and in Case the heardesmen Cannot finde them 
the next day the owners must ether Locke them themsilves 
or keep the heard rmtill the heardesmen Lockes them. Also 
the abovesaid willyum and edward are to begine to keep the 
Cowes the sixst of May and gooe to Continewe untill one 
weacke After Inden harvist is ined, the abovesaid willyum 
Jonsun is to keep the esst heard and edward sprag the weast 
heard and for thare performans hereof it is Covenanted that 
the said willyum shall have fortene shillings the weecke and 
the said edward fortene shillings the weecke that is to say 
for every Cowe one pound of butter at sixe penns the pound 
to bee payd by the last of May in part of thare wages the 
reast of the pay to bee one halfe wheat at sixe shillings the 
boshell the other Inden at three shillings the boshell the 
Corne toe bee payd by the midell of Janewary next Insewing 
the datte hereof and for the just and full performans hereof 
wee have subscribed our hands this 16 of Aprill 1657 stilo 
novo 

The mark X willyum Jonsun 
The mark X Edwaed speag 

FEANSis wiCKES X his marke 
Adam mott 
EiCH. Beudnell 

EOB MAETIN 
EICHAED VALENTINE 



hemrstead town records. 25 

Page 12. 

The Townes Land belonging to the ministers howes sette 
oute by the townesmen tbis 30 of Aprell 1657 for the Grope 
this yeare. 

Inprimis thomas jecockes the whome Lott twenty-sixe 
shiUings and sixe penes to bee payd in good Curent pay at 
Croope. 

Goodman weeckes five peeses of hollow of the townes Land 
the name of one being the wannvtte liolow and fower peeses 
more for the croope this yeer for three pounds one shilling 
in current paye to be payd at Croop being said to bee 3 
Akers if not to bee deducted. 

Goodman Cartertan three Ackerse and halfe of hoUowe 
Lying at the Sandy hollowe townes Land Lett for the crope 
this year for three pounds A Leaven shillings to be payd at 
Croop in Current pay. 

hinery parsall the townes medowe to the menesters howes 
for twenty shillings in good Curant paye. 

robord Ashman fower gattes belonging to the towne in 
the est oxpaster hee to mayntayn the finse for one yeer and 
to paye to the towne five shilings. 

One parcell of Land Lying in ye Beavell plowed ye Last 
yeare. 

Page 13. 

May the eighte 1657 stilo novo. 

It is ordered by the townesmen that all worckeing oxen 
and horses shall be kept out of the Cowehard by the 14 
daye of this presant monthe and if any shallbee found in 
the hard after the Abovesaid day the hardesmen ore any 
other may bring them to the pound and shall pay fower 
penns the heed for those that bringes them a.nd two penns 
to the pounder and in case aney shall resist those that shall 
bring them to the pound hee ore thay shall paye twenty shil- 
linges A peese for thare defecte for the townes use. 



26 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

May the eight 1657 

Mj'kell Chartertan is Chosen poundere by the townesmen 
for this year. 

It is Likewise ordered by the townesmen this eight of May 
1657 stilo novo that the necke fence shall bee suifishantly 
and substanshelly secured and mended by the twentyeth 
day of this month of may and whomsoever shall be found 
defective hereine shall pay for every Lingthe of rallies that 
are defective two shillings for the townes use. 

May the eighte 1657 stylo novo 

it is ordered by the townesmen that noe calves shall bee 
turned downe onto the necke but such as shall have Cowes 
drove downe with them to sucke one thare at the necke and if 
aney shall drive downe Calves or Calfe without Cowes ore 
Cowe to sucke on thare the Calfe or Calves that shall bee found 
ore proved to bee turned downe without any Cowe or Cowes 
to sucke one thare shall bee forfit to the Towne for the 
townes use, the one halfe of the Calfe shall bee for him ore 
them that shall give notis of Aney Calves turned down Con- 
trary to this order. 

Page 14. 

May the eight 1657 stylo novo it is ordered by the townes- 
men that all yonge Cattell and drye Cattell shall bee driven 
downe to the necke by the fower day of this monthe of June 
and all that shall bee found in the fiUd ore hard after the 
abovesaid day shall bee poundabell by aney that will pound 
them and those that shall bring them to pound shall have 
for every heed fower penns and the poundere for every heed 
two penns. It is Likewise ordered by the townesmfin that 
noe mane or men shall drive downe aney Cattell to the necke 
but what thay shall give in ane Acount of them unto the 
townesmen and in Case aney shall drive downe aney beast ore 
beastes and not give ane Acount of them as abovesaid the 
beast or beastes not given ine shall bee forfit to the towne for 
the townes use that is to say more then they have gattes or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 27 

fenscing fore. Likewise it is ordered that noe liores ore 
mare shall bee turned to the necke but hee shall stand in the 
plase of to other Cattell that is two say to gates for A 
horse ore A mare the halfe of the beast shall bee to him or 
them that shall give notis to the townesmen of any beast 
that shall be ungiven, one to the townesmen. 

It is Likewise ordered by the townesmen this eighte of 
May 1657 stylo novo, that noe swine shall Ly in the pound 
above eight and forty owers after the owner of them hath 
notis given vnto them but the swine shall bee taoken and 
sowld at ane outcrye to satisfy dammages and Charges and 
powndeg and the remainder shall bee to the owners. 

Page 15. 

May 28, 1657 stylo novo 

It is ordered by the townesmen that all horses or mares 
ore any horse kind that shall bee found within the tilld after 
the 30 day of this month shall bee liabell to bee pounded by 
aney that shall pound them, and to pay fower shillings A 
hed to them or him that shall bring them to pound and one 
shilling to the pounder and the horses and mares to remayne 
in the pound untill sattisfaction bee mad to the party ore 
partyes damnifyed. 

May the 28—1657 

it is ordered by the townesmen that whatsoever swine 
shall bee found in the south Medowes or at the south Med- 
owes that is given out ia particklur Alottments shall bee 
Lyabell to bee pounded by aney that shall pound them and 
shall pay 4 pense the hed to them that shall bring them to 
the pound and two pense to the pounder and to remayne in 
the pound untill satisfaction bee mad for what dammage thay 
have dune to the partyes damnifyed and in case thay shall 
not owne them after warne given them then to bee Lyabell 
to that order for swine bareing datte May the eighte 1657. 

An DEE w Wright 



28 hempstead towh eecords. 

Page 16. 

The number of Cattail Turned to the neck Ano 1657 stylo 
novo 11 of June. 

Lawrans ellisun hath ninetene hed one not cum 

horn 18 

hinery parsall hath twelfe hed .t . . 12 

Thomas Demynt one 01 

Joseph Scott hath 3 heed 03 

Adam Mott hath three hed 03 

ffrancis wickes hath three 03 

Mr. gillderslievs hath one mare an coult 01 

George hewlett hath two 02 

richard valingtine hath f ower Cattell 04 

willyum yattes 3 Cattell one mare 05 

Ambrose sutton 04 

Simon seryn hath 06 

John smith rocke hath f owertene 14 

Jeames pine five 05 

John smith nane 5 and two mares 07 

John Smith junyor five 05 

John Karman six 06 

Henry Linington eight 08 

Thomas rushmore one 01 

John Sturge six 06 

Mr Wasburn fiftene one hors 17 

robord marvin fowre 07 

robord Ashman twenty one *..... 21 

John hicks hors and Cattell twenty fower 24 

Jerimy wood one Cowe two hors five 05 

.wilyum scading five 05 

John simons thirty 30 

richard willes sixe 06 

wilyum Jekox three 03 

thomas jekox seaven 01 

edward Raynor seaven 07 

Jonas holstead eight 08 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 29 

Mr. stickline sixe Cattell one mare two 08 

thomas eierland 4 bed wilyum thikston 9 hed . . 13 

robord jaoksun twenty 20 

Arron Formun three 03 

Robord Forman five 05 

wilyum smith 08 

totall 306 

Page 17. 

Hemsteede ye 14th of March Anno 1658 stilo novo 
These presents beareth witnes, that I Thomas ElHson 
inhabitant of Hemsteede Doe hereby fully freely Abso- 
lutely give & grant vnto Eichard Vallentine of Hemsteede, 
my full Proportion of Meadow-land, Conteyning five Ackres 
Scituate Lyeing & being at Merock bounded Easterly 
vpon Francis Weecks his land and westerly upon ye land 
that was Lately in ye occupation of Robert Jackson, To 
Have & to Hold, the sd five Ackres of Meadow-Land, wth 
all priviledges therevnto belongeing for him his heires 
Executors Administrators or Assignes For Ever. As witnes 
my hand the Day & yeare Above written. 

Teste Thomas Ellison. 

John James Seal 
Cle 

Page 18. 
Hemsteede ye 15th March Anno 1658 

These presents beareth witness that Adam Mott Inhabi- 
tant of ye Aforesaid Town of Hemsteede hath twenty Accres 
of Meadow Land propriety, Scituate Lyeing and being at ye 
west side of Merrock wthin ye jurisdiction of ye sd towne. 

Teste 
John James, [Seal.] 
Towne Cle. 



30 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

These presents witnesseth that I Adam Mott doe hereby 
freely fully and Absolutely Allianate bargaine & sell vnto 
Mr. John Seamans the Moytie and Equall half of my prop- 
riety of Medow-land Scituate Lyeing and being at ye wester- 
side of A necke of Land called Merrock being in the whole 
twenty Accres, the half e part being ten Accres, To have and 
to hold the said ten Accres of Medow-land for him his 
heires and Successors for ever paying therefore from ye day 
of ye date hereof all rates and duties whatsoever yt shall 
come to be Levyed vpon the said halfe proportion of Land. 
Acknowledgeing hereby to have received full Sattisfaction 
for ye sd land vnto my owne Content And therefore doe binde 
mee my heires Executors Administrators or Assignes to per- 
mit and Suffer ye sd Mr. John Seamans and his Successors 
quietly & peaceably tolnioy the same wthout any hinderanoe 
MoUest or Interruption ; wherevnto I subscribe as A per- 
petuall act on this record June ye 4th Ao 1658 stilo novo. 

Teste Adam Mott 

John James [Seal] 
Cle 

Page 19. 

The number of Akers of medowe given out in Alottments 

unto the particklar Inhabitants of this towne of hempsted. 

Mr. Wasburne hath fifty fower Akers and A halfe.54 1-2 

danell whighthed hath eight Akers 08 

Jonas hoisted hath thirty-five Akers 35 

Ambrose sutton hath sixtene Akers 16 

Aron forman hath fiftene Akers 15 

richard stites hath sixe Akers 06 

Hinery pearsall hath thirtythree Akers 33 

Eobord marvin hath thirtene Akers and a halfe 13 1-2 
Thomas Champion hath thirtene Akers and a 

halfe 13 i_2 

richard willis hath twenty-eight Akers 28 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 31 

Timothy Wood hath twenty two Akers 22 

william thickston hath twenty nine Akers ...... 29 

John smith rocke hath twenty-one Akers 21 

robord bedell hath sixtene Akers 16 

peeter Cornelius hath twelve Akers 12 

Lawrans ellisson hath twenty nine Akers 29 

Mr. hicks hath fforty eight Akers 48 

william smith hath thirty two Akers and halfe. 32 1-2 

thomas dement hath twenty fower Akers 24 

richard vallentyne hath nineteen Akers 19 

Thomas Carle hath thirty three Akers 33 

Georg milles hath twelve Akers 12 

Jerimy wood hath ninetene Akers 19 

Joseph Scott hath twenty-eight Akers 28 

'Mr. stickline hath one and forty Ackers 41 

Mr. seaman hath three and forty 43 

James pine hath thirty one Akers 31 

•Thomas suthard hath twelve Akers 12 

Mr. Ashman hath forty Akers 40 

John sturgis hath nine Akers 09 

'danell whighthed for mr bryant thirty eight 

Akers 38 

Adam mott hath twenty Akers 20 

Mr. gilderslieve hath fifty-five Akers 55 

John smith nan hath one and twenty Akers ... 21 
Ridnard brudnalle hath eight and twenty Akers 28 
robord Jackson hath thirty seaven Akers 37 

Page 20. 

ffransis weekes hath twenty-eight Akers 28 

Jonas wood hath tenne Akers 10 

Thomas eierland ninetene Akers and halfe .... 19 

edward rayner hath twelve Akers 12 

Samivell smith hath sixe Akers 06 

William yattes hath eightene Akers 18 

nathanell denton hath sixe Akers 06 

edward sprag hath sixe Akers 06 



32 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

robord forman hath forty Akers 40 

thomas ellisson hath A leaven Akers 11 

John Carman hath thirty two Akers 3'2 

wiUiam scaddin hath sixe Akers 06 

roger Linus hath sixe Akres 06 

richard everritt hath sixe Akers 06 

John Smith junyor hath twenty-sixe Akers 26 

simon serrin hath sixe Akers 06 

John ellisone hath thirty Akers 30 

Thomas Carle hath sixe Akers 06 

Hinery Lennington hath seaven Akers 07 

Thomas Jeakocks hath ninetene Akers ........ 19 

Beniamine Coe hath twenty Akers 20 

Mr. WoUsey hath fortene Akers 14 

Michaell Chattereton hath sixe Akers 06 

John Coe hath sixe Akers 06 

robord Ashman hath ninetene Akers of danell 
whightheds 19 

the totall summe of Akers being just 1313 

1307 1-2 

Page 21. 

A Coppy of Thomas Wandells acquittance to Mrs. Wash- 
borne. 

These Presents witnesseth that I Thomas Wandell of the 
killes in Longe Island doe hereby quit Claime release and 
discharge Mrs. Jane Washborne widdow relict of Mr. William 
Washborne Late of Hemsteede deceased, of and from A 
certeine bond wherein the said mr William Washborne stood 
bound vnto Capn Thomas Tappin for and concerning A debt 
due vnto him about the Exchange of certain howseing and 
land att Hemsteede Aforesaid, whereof I doe hereby fully 
freely and absolutely discharge the said mrs Jane Wash- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 33 

borne her heires Executors administrators or Assignes for 
Ever. A witnes my hand this 14th day of March Anno 
1659. 

was written 

Thomas Wandell 
Teste 

Eobeet Williams 
John James [Seal] 
Cle 

Page 22. 

A quarters rate mad for Mr richard denton for his wages 
for the yere 1657 the summe being seaventen pounds tene 
shilinges the Leavy being three penes halfe peny the Acker 
the gathers being Willy am washburn and thomas demont. 

Another Quarter rate mad the forth of march 1658 by 
the towensmen of Hempsted for the summe of seventeene 
pounds tene shillings for the payment of mr dentons last 
quarter to bee payd in wheat at five shillings per boshell or 
ottes at two shillings six pens per boshell the summe leavied 
upon this ratte at three pens half peny pur Aker of medow 
Amountes to niheten pounds one shilling. 

the march 15 1658. A rate mad to bee leayed upon the 
towne of Hempsteede for the sume of twenty three pound 
three shillings and A 11 pens to be leavied vpon the medowes 
for to paye the townes debt the Leavy vpon the medowes is 
fower penes farthing pur Aker the summe Leavied Amount- 
ing to twenty-two pounds nineteen shiling and A 11 pens. 

A rate made by the townesmen for the cumeing and vewing 
the necke fense for the summe of one pound nine shillings 
wich comes to one peney farthing the head mad this 18 of 
march 1658 stilo novo. 

Page 23. 

These Presents witnesseth that I Robert Coe Inhabitant 
of Rusdorp, doe hereby fully freely and absolutely, bargain 
& sell unto Robert Marvin of Hemsted in ye Newn ether- 
lands the one halfe of my Accomodations of Land Scittuate 
Lyeing and t)eing wthin the limits of Hemsteede Aforesaid, 



34 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

wfch one Barn, Scituate and being wthin ye said Towne of 
Hemstede, whereof I doe acknowledge to be fully Sattisfyed 
unto my owne Content, And therefore doe by these Presents 
Bynde me my heires executors administrators or assignes to 
uphold and maintainethe premises to be good and Lawful!, 
And that ye said Eobert Marvin may Inioy and quietly 
pocess all my right and claime therein without any Mollesta- 
tion or Interruption for him his heires Executors administrat- 
ors or Assignes for Ever. As witnes my hand the 21st day 
of March Anno Christi 1659 stilo novo. 

Was Subscribed 

EOBEET COE. 

Svbscribed and dellivered 
in witnes of us 
John Hicks, 
Beniamin Coe. 

Cppia Yera Concordiuis Cinii originalis. 

Per me 

John James [Seal. | 
Cle. 

Page 24. 

Know all men by these P'sents that I Thomas Lailgdon 
of Hemsteede Planter doe hearby fully freely & abso- 
lutely bargaine sell & delliver into ye pocession of Eobert 
Williams of Hemsteede aforesaid Carpenter the Moytie and 
one halfe piert of all my Meadow land, belonging unto all 
my accomodations w'thin ye Limits of Hemsteede aforesaid 
Conteyning as upon rate appeareth ye quantity of thirty 
and eight Accres, whereof I doe sell as aforesaid the quan- 
tity of nineteene accres, and doe acknowledge to have received 
full sattisfaction unto my owne content, and it is Equally to 
be devided in ye Meddle, Each his proportion according to 
ye premices, and therefor I doe binde me my heires Executors 
administrators or Assignes to uphold and maintaine the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 35 

premices to be good & Lawful!, that ye sd Eobert Williams 
& his Successors may quietly Enioy the same for Ever. 
A witues my hand this 25th of January 1660 sdlo novo. 

Tho. Langdon 
his mark 
Teste 
John James [Seal.] 
Cle. 

Page 25. 

The Tytle of Thomas Langdon's Accomodation. 

Know all men that I Gisbert up Dicke have sould unto 
AUexander Bryan, all my Accomodations, in or belongeing 
about Hemstead for and in Consideration of twenty-five 
pounds, to be paid unto ye said Gisbert or his Assignes, 
within thirty dayes after the date hereof. Alsoe I the said 
Gisbert doe hereby ingage my selfe to delliver upto ye said 
Allexander both ye Lotts, with all the accomodations which 
was Jonas Woods, and that which was AUexander Knowles 
his lott, And to free the lotts of all rates, and duties to this 
day unto ye sd Alexander Bryan his heires or Assignes 
peaceably to enioy for Ever, witnes my hand ye 13th of 
September 1655. 

was written 

Gisbert up Dyke. 
Teste 

George Wolsey 

Daniell Whitehead. 

Keceived ye 13th of Septembr the above said some of 
twenty-five pound, and doe hereby acknowledge to have 
received full sattisfaction to Content of ye sd Allexander 
Bryan. 

Gisbert up Dyck. 

Copia Vera Concordans Cum Originalis. 

Pe'r, me 

John James. [Seal]. 



36 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 26. 

The Title of Thomas Landons Land from AUexander 
Bryan. 

This witnesseth that AUexander Bryan of Milforde, have 
sould unto Thomas Langdon now of Hemsteede, the farme 
that formerly was Gisbert up Dycks, The same Thomas Lang- 
don being now pocessed of the said farme wth all the appiir- 
tences and priviledges belonging thereunto, and is the true 
andrighte owner of the sd farme howseingLand Meadowes, or 
whatsoever belonging to him the sd Thomas his heires Execu- 
tors or Assignes for Ever And I doe hereby acknowledge 
to have received of the sd Thomas full Sattisfaction and 
content, for ye sd farme wth all the accomodations belongeing 
thereunto : witnes my hand this 17th of Decembr 1657 

was written 

Allexander Beyan. 
Witnes 

William Fowlee 
Thomas Kymbeelye. 

Gopia Vera concordans cum originalis. 

Per me 
John James. [Seal.] 

Page 27. 

The depocition of Gisbert up Dyck Taken in open Court 
ye ,3d of Aprill A. D. 1659. 

This deponent saith. That to ye best of his Memorie he 
did let out unto William Smith three hoUowes lyeing to ye 
East of this towne of Hemsteede and ye wch he sould unto 
Allexander Bryan of Milforde, and doth belonge to devident 
of Land now in ye pocession of Thomas Langdon, And 
declareth that he never did sell ye said hoUowes to William 
Smith Aforesaid, but did lett them for one bushell of wheate 
the yeare, and he did receive the hire of it for 2 yeares, and 
and saith absolutely that he never sould them, the said 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 37 

hollowes are Scittiate over the runn at ye East meadow or 
therabouts. 

GiSBEET UP Dyck. 
Teste 
John James. [Seal.] 

Page 28. 

These Presents Witnesseth that I Thomas Champion of 
Hemsteede doe hereby fully freely & absolutely give and 
grant unto Eobert Marvin of Hemsteede Aforesaid, my full 
proportion of Meadow Land Conteyning therteene Accres 
and A halfe, Scituate Lyeing & being one A neck of Land 
called Mr. Coes-neck, for and in concideracon of ye payment 
■of the halfe rate, that hereafter shall be imposed upon ye 
said land for Ever, and inconcideracon thereof I doe hereby 
binde me my heires. Executors administrators or Assignes, 
to uphold ye premices ; to be A LawfuU & perpetuall act, 
that ye sd Eo. Marvin & his Successors may quietly pocess 
the sd Land wth all priviledges thereunto belongeing for 
Ever, As witnes my hand this 10th of Aprill 1659. 

Thomas Champion. 
Teste 

John James. [Seal.] 
Cle. 

Pace 30. 

Here FoUoweth The Acts and Orders of ye Townesmen 
Chosen by vote. At A Townemeeting the Anno 1658 stilo 
novo. 

Page 31. 
Aprill ye 12th Anno 1658 stilo novo. 

It is ordered by the Townesmen of Hemsteede for this 
present yeare. That all ye fencis of ye frontiere lotts that 
runn into ye field shall bee substantially & suffissiently 
fenced by ye 25th day of this present monthe of Aprill And 



38 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Any person or persons that shall be founde negligent in soe 
doeing, shall forfeit for his offence five shillings unto ye use 
of ye towne. 

It is ordered by ye Townesmen, That whatsoever person 
or persons, that shall open the towne-gates and shall neglect 
to put up ye barres and shut tye sd gate shall forfecit for such 
defect five shillings, the halfe to be given ye Informer, and 
ye other halfe for ye Townes use. 

It is ordered by ye Townesmen thatt All Swine that shall 
be founde in ye field after ye 26th day of this Instant Aprill, 
that whatsoever person or persons that shall finde them there. 
And shall drive them to ye pound shall have fowre pence 
ye head for dryveing of them And ye keeper of ye pounde 
shall have 2d ye head for ye pounding, And they shall be 

Page 31. 

kept in ye pound untill Sattisfaction be made for ye damage. 
An it is ordered that Any person or persons that shall finde 
eyther Cattle or Swine In ye field and shall neglect to pound 
them shall pay for Every Such offence ten shillings to ye use 
of ye towne. And whomesoever shall recist any such person, 
and whomsoever shall directly or indirectly breake ye pound, 
shall for every such offence pay five pounds, to be Imployed 
for ye use of ye towne. 

And it is further ordered that noe Swine shall lye in ye 
pounde Above 48 bowers. After ye owner of them hath Notice, 
But shall then be soulde by outcry. And payment being made 
for ye Damage and chardge of ye poundage, the remaynder 
shall be for ye owner. 

Page 32. 
Aprill ye 12th 1158 Stilo Novo 
It is ordered by ye Townesmen, That all swine that shal 
bee founde, iu ye South meadow lotted out that whatsoever 
person or persons that shall finde them, within ye sd Meadow 
and shall from thence drive them to pounde liee shall have 
allowed him for Each head 20 d And ye pounder shall have 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 39 

4d for ye pounding of Each head, And ye owners haveing 
notis given, the sd Swine shall within 48 howers be sould 
by outcry, And After Sattisfaction made for damage for ye 
dryveing & ye pounding ye remainder shal bee given ye 
owner. 

May ye 2d Anno 1654 stilo Novo 

It is ordered yt all ye Inhabitants that hath Any righte 
in ye neck shall sufficiently make up Eyther his or theire 
proportion of fence at or before ye 15th day of May next 
Insueing ye date hereof stilo Novo, And Every person or 
persons that is founde Negligent in soe doeing shall pay for 
Every rodd defective twoe shillings and Sixpence 

It is further ordered by the townesmen That Any Cattle 
yt shall bee found in ye field After ye 20th day of May next 
Insueing ye date hereof shall be lyable to be pounded, 
And shall pay for Each head 2d to ye pounder. And 4 d 
for ye dryver of them. And for Every Horsse or Horsse- 
kinde that shall be founde in ye field after ye date hereof 
being ye 20th day of May stilo Novo shall pay 5 s that is to 
Say 4 s for ye dryver and 12 d to ye pounder And bothe 

Page 33. 

horsses & Cattle to pay ye Damage. And After the Detayn- 
ment in ye pound for ye Space of 48 howers After Notice 
given unto ye owners that then Such Cattle or horsses shall 
bee Soulde by outcry, And After Sattisfaction given for ye 
damage. And unto ye dryver and pounder the remaynder 
shall bee paid unto ye owner. 

May ye Second Ao 1658 stilo novo. 

It is ordered by ye townesmen, that Henry Persall shall be 
Pounder for this present yeare. And that whatsoever Cattle, 
Horsses or Swine that is brought into his Custody to be 
pounded And shall be dellivered out of ye pounde by him 
or his Ageut, before that Sattisfaction be made to ye bringer, 
that then ye sd Henry Persall shal bee Lyable to pay the 
chardge to them that bring them. 



40 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

The above sd Henry Persall is confirmed to be pounder 
for this present yeare 1659 and is to perform the same 
acfcording to the ordre above specifyed, and yf he be called 
out of his howse to that purpose, although the cattle or swine 
be not pounded he is to be paid. 

Page 34. 

Articles of Agreement made And Concluded betweene the 
Townesmen of Hempsteede for this present yeare Anno 1658 
of the one party And William Jacocks And Edward Beyner 
on the other party, As FoUoweth : 

Imprimis the sd William Jacocks doth hereby Agree to- 
gether with Edward Eeyner to take ye charge of keeping all 
the Cowes belongeing to ye East-heard of ye sd towne of 
Hemsteede, Begining the 11th day of May Next Insueing 
ye date hereof And to Continew untill ye sd Townesmen finde 
itt convenient to release and dischardge them, wch shal bee 
About ye time that ye Indian harvest shal bee wholly taken 
in and howsed. 

Item ye shalbe ready at ye sounding of ye home to 
sende out theire Cowes, And ye sd Cowkeeper shalbe ready by 
that time the sonn is halfe an hower above ye horizon to drive 
them out. And About halfe an hower before Sonn setting to 
bring them in. 

Item ye one of ye bothe parties Above specified shalbe 
Alwayes ready to Attende theire chardge, And shalbe care- 
full to Attende theire chardge, And shalbe careful to water ye 
Cowes at seasonable times of ye day. And shall drive them 
one day In the weeke unto ye Kow-neck. The sd kow- 

Page 35. 

keepers shall lett them have theire range and feeding to ye 
North-east Ende of the Oxpas, And soe beyond ye East 
Meadow. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGORDS. 41 

Item they shall secure the oorne and stand to ye damage 
and trespass wch by theire Neglect shal bee donn by theire 
herd. 

Item the sd kowkeepers haveing dew notice given them 
that Any of ye Cattle are gonn Astray, yf it befouode that it is 
by his or eyther of theire Neglect, the said kowkeeper shall 
then finde them out, And yf lost to make it good to ye owner. 

Item ye kowkeeper is to be dischardged of keeping ye 
working oxen About ye 10th of June next following ye date 
hereof, And are to keepe the younge cattle untill there shal 
bee sufficient feeding in ye townes neck, viz to keepe them 
out of ye Cornfield, and they are not bound to goe vnto ye 
South untill they are dischardged of ye younge cattle. 

And in concideracon of ye premices the sd kowkeeper is 
to have Allowed and paid unto him by ye owners of ye Cowes 
the some of twealve shillings sterling ye weeck from ye 11th 
of May before specified untill the 10th of August following 
ye date hereof, And from ye sd time untill the time of kow- 
keeping be Expired is to be paid for Each weeke fifteene 
shilKngs sterling. The first payment towards the said kow- 
keepers wages shal bee made in butter, viz : for each kow 

Page 36. 

in flic }tp.rri^ Qf^^ pniiTid "^ "Rnt.<:pr a.th !^i"7{p ence y^ poun d. And 
the remainder of the halfe pay is to be made in Sufficient 
wampam, or otherwise to be paid in come wth ye rest of 
ye full pay, the one halfe to be paid in wheate And the other 
halfe to be paid in Gates or Indian-corne, viz, the wheat at 
5s ye Bushel, and ye Gates at 2s-8d, the Indian Corne at 3s 
ye Bushell. The wch payment is to be paid at or before ye 
15th day of February Next Insueing the date hereof. Note 
that when they receive the butter they are then to be paid 
for 18d in wampam, then present pay, otherwise in Corne at 
ye time appointed and before Mentioned. In performance 



42 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

of the premises botlie parties hath hereunto subscribed ye 
10th clay of Aprill ANno 1658 stilo Novo. 

William Jacocks, 
Edwaed (O) Eeynee, 

Henry Pees all his marke 

EoBEET Jackson 

John Smith 

EoBEET Gael 

Thomas Eushmue 
Teste 

John James. [Seal. J 

The Cow-keepers last clay of keeping the kowes was upon 
Wensday ye 23rd of October stilo novo being humilliacon 
Day. 

Page 37. 

May ye Second Anno 1658. 
Upon An Agreement made by the Townesmen wth Edward 
Spragg upon this day, hee doth covenant hereby and Agree 
to keepe the Cowes belongeing to ye west ende of towne of 
Hemsteede, upon ye same conditons verbatum as it is 
written in ye Covenant specifyed upon ye other side, with 
William Jacocks and Edward Eayner. As witnes his hand 
hereunto subscribed vt supra 

Edwaed Speagg. 
Teste 

John James. [Seal.] 

Page 38. 

May ye second Ao 1658 stilo Novo. 
At a Towne meeting this present day it is ordered that ye 
Cattle shall have theire range t woe miles Eastward upon A di- 
rect line beyond ye East meadow, Ancl it is hereby prohibited 
unto Any manner of person or persons whatsoever to plant 
or plow within ye sd boundes. Southward of ye sd line, And 
within ye Cowes-walkes. And yf any Cattle shall trespass 
or doe any damage beyond ye sd boundes they shal bee 
lyable to ye same damage yt ye cattle doeing trespass wthiu 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 43 

ye Towne. (it is to be understood) that ye line shall beginn 
at ye North Bast Corner of ye Ox pasture & soe runn due East 
As Above said, provided those hollowes already granted and 
secured by sufficient fencing. 
Teste 
John James [Seal.] 
Cle. 

May ye Second Anno 1658 stilo novo 

At a Towne meeting this present day, it is ordered that 
Every Inhabitant within this Towne of Hemsteede shall 
wthin five days after ye date hereof give in to be Inlisted by 
ye Towne-Clerk All lands that was plowde & reaped or 
gathered, viz, hollowes uplands homelots. Excepting one 
Hollands Accre or Morgen by patent allowed for Each 
inhabitants Allowance whereby our Tithe may be paid unto 
the Governor according to our Agreement, being one hundred 
schepells of wheate. And by neglect hereof Each party soe 
offending shall pay ten shillings forfeiture for Each Acre by 
him Manured, to be Imployed unto ye use of ye towne. it is 
to be understood that all those that doe hire lands are 
allsoe included wthin ye sd ordre, And yf any man give in 
a lesser quantity than hee hath soe manured liee shall for- 
fevt ten shillings for each Accre concealed. 

Page 40. 

Articles of Agreement Betwixt the Governor of ye New- 
Netherlands And Tackpausha, March ye 12th, 1656. As 
foUoweth : 

First That All Injuries formerly past in the time of the 
Governors predecessors shall be forgiven And forgotten sence 
ye yeare 45 and never be remembred. 

Secondly That Tackpausha being chosen ye chiefe Sachem 
by All ye Indian Sachems from Marssapege Maskiuekang 
Seacutang Meracock Eockaway and Conarisie wthye names 
of ye rest both Sachems and Natives, Doth take the Gover- 
nor of ye Newnetherlands to his and his Peoples protector. 



44 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 

And in concirleration of that to put under the said protection 
All theire lands and territories upon Longe Hand, soe farr 
As the Dutch line doth runn, According to the Agreement 
made at Hartforde. 

MUj The Governor of ye New-netherlands doth promise 
to make noe peace with the Indians that did the Bpoile 
at ye Manhatans the 15th of September last, but like- 
wise to Include ye Sachem in it. 

Uhly That Tackpausha shall make noe Peace wth ye 

ye said Indians wthout ye Consent and knowledge of the 

Governor. 

Page 41. 

UMy The Sachem doth promise, for himselfe and his 
people, to give noe dwelling-place, Entertainment nor Lodge- 
ing to any of the Governors or their owne Enemies. 

^tJdy : The Governor doth promise Betwixt this date 
and Six monthes to build A howse or A forte upon such place 
as they shall show upon the north-side, And the fort or 
howse shall be furnished with Indian trade or Comodities. 
And the Sachem doth promise, that in this place Such people 
as shall thereon be placed by the Governor shall live in 
safety from him or any of his Indians. 

Tihly That the Inhabitants of Hemsteede, According to 
to the lines expressed in the Pattent, And what they have 
purchased, shall injoy it wthoiit Mollestation from the Sachem 
or his People, Eyther of person or estate. 

8thly That ye said Sachem shall live in peace with All 
ye Dutch & English wthin this Jurisdiction of the New- 
netherlands. 

9(hly The Governor doth promise for himselfe and 
All his people within the Jurisdiction to live in Peace wth 
the said Sachem and All his people, And the said Sachem 
and All his People shall keep According to the Aforesaid 
Articles wth the Governor and his People. 

lOthly That in case An Indian doe wrong a Christian 
Eyther in person or Estate, that yf Complaint be made to 
the Sachem, hee shall make fall Sattisf action : Likewise yf 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 45 

A Dntcliman or an Englishman shall wrong an Indian, upon 
Complaint made to the Governor, the wrong doer shall make 
Sattisfaction According to Equity. 

Page 42. 
Heere under f oUoweth the Names and Marks of the Indians 
that subscribed to the Aforesaid Articles of Agreement As I 
found them written iu ye Coppy of the 

Under written 

Thomab Eushmue. 
Waghtummooee X his marck. 
WiGQUATis X his marck 
Uppahanuum X his mark 
Tackapausha X his marck 
Adam X his marck 
Kumegie X his marck 

Here doth follow the Names of the witnesses that did Hear 
the Agreement as the Sachems confirmed these Articles. 

John Sticklan 
John Hicks 
Geoege Wolsey 
EoBEET Jackson 
Coenelis Vant Houen 
goveet loeheemant 
GisBEBT Van Dicke. 
Was written 

This is A true Coppy taken out of the Original. 
Yera Copia Script. 

Thomas Eushmooee. 
Per me 

John James (Seal). 
Ao 1658. Cle. 

Page 43. 

July the 4th 1657 Stilo Novo. 

Know all men by these presents : That wee the Indians 

of Marsapege Mericoke and Eoakaway whose names be 

hereunder written, For ourselves And all ye rest of ye Indians 

that doe claime any righte or Interrest in the purchase that 



46 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Hemsteede bought In the yeare 1643 And wthin the bonndes 
and limmits of the whole trackt of Land, Concluded upon 
wth the Governor of Manhatans, As it is in this paper 
Specified, Doe by these Presents Eatify and confirme to 
them and theire heires for Ever, Freely firmly quietly & 
Peaceably for them and theire heires and Successors for 
Ever, To Enioy wthout any Mollestation or trouble from vs 
or Any that shall pretend Any claime or tytle vnto itt. The 
Montoake Sacham being present att the confirmation. In 
Witness Hereof, Wee whose names bee herevnder written 
have herevnto subscribed. In the presence of vs : 

The marck X of Takapasha 

the Sacham of Marsapeage. 
The marck X of Wantagh 

the Mantoake Sacham. 
The marck X of Chegonoe 
The marck X of Mangvanp 
The marck X of Wokotum 
Tke marck X of Ocaraking 
The marck X of Romege 
The marck X of Weeakeateo 
The marck X of Rumasackzomen. 

Richard Gildersleve 
John Seaman 
John Hicks. 

Vera Gopia Ooncordans Cum Originalis Scrij)t. 
Per me 
John James, (Seal) 

Page 45. 

Wee the Indians Above written. Doe heareby Acknowledge 
to have received of the Magistrate And Inhabitants of Hem- 
steede, All our pay In full Sattisfaction for the tract of land 
soulde vnto them According to the Above And wthin written 
Agreement, And According to Pattent And Purchase, The 
General Bonndes is as followeth, Beginning At A place called 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 47 

Mattagaretts Bay, And soe running vpon A direct Line from 
North to South And from Sea to Sea, The Bounds running 
from Hemsteede Harboure due Easte to A pointe of treese 
Adioyning to the Lands of Robert Williams, where we Left 
marcked treese, the same Line running from Sea to Sea, The 
other Line beginning at A Marcked tree standing at the East 
End of the greate plaine, And from that tree running vpon A 
due South Line, And at the South Sea by A Marcked tree 
made in A neck called Maskutchoung, And from thence vpon 
the same line to the South sea. And wee whose names are 
herevnto subscribed, doe further Ingage our selves and our 
successors to uphold and mainetaine this our present Act 
And All our former Agreements to be Just and Lawful!. 
That the Aforesaid Inhabitants of Hemsteede shall Inioy 

Page 46. 

the said lands According to the Marcked Boundes with all 
priviledges therevnto Any way belongeing or Apperteyning, 
for them theire heires and Successors for Ever. And wee doe 
binde ourselves to save and defende them harmles from Any 
manner of claime or pretence that shal bee made to disturb 
them in theire righte, or in any part thereof, Hereby bynde- 
ing vs and our successors to cause them to Inioy the same 
peaceably without Any MoUestation or Interruption For them 
theire heires and Successors for Ever. Whereunto wee have 
subscribed this Elleventh day of May Anno 1658 stilo novo. 

Witness : 

Waantanch X 
Cheknow X 
Sayasstock 
Tackapausha X 
Martom X 
Peese Komach X 
A true Coppy Compared wth the original and both of 
them being written by mee. 

John James. (Seal) 
Cle. 



48 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Subscribed by Wacombound Montauk Sacham after ye 
decease of his father being ye 14th day of Feby 1660 
at a gen'll towns meeting at Hemsteede. 

BOAGIN X NOCK 

Page 47. 

Artickles of Agreement drawne & concluded Betweene 
the Townesmen ordayned by ye towne of Hemsteede this 
present yeare 1658 of ye one party, And George Huylett of 
ye other Party concluded this 29th of May 1658. 

Inprimis the sd Geo Huilet doth hereby covenent and 
Agree to keepe ye kalves apperteyning to ye Inhabitants 
whose names are inrolled, And is to keepe to ye Number of 
Eighty Calves, And to make it his whole Imployment to 
follow them. And yf any of them doth come to be lost or to 
suffer any damage by his Neglect hee is to be responsable for 
it. 

Item hee shall go foorth every morning by that time the 
Soun is 1-2 an hower above ye horrison, And not to come in 
before Bonn setting. 

Item hee is to water the Calves twise in ye day, at ye 
leaste, and is to goe downe to ye South once in 14 dayes, 
provided that hee hath Either man or boy to goe wth him 
sufficient for yt Imployment, and is to have some Sufficieiit 
person to goe with him for his Acstance the first Nine dayes 
of his goeing out. 

Item hee is to keep ye Calves in ye field 3 weekes and yf 
any damage be donn by his default he is to b^e responsable. 

Page 48. 

Item yf ye townesmen see cause to have him to goe down 
towards ye Later Ende of the Summer in to ye South, to feede 
ye Calves, that then they are to provide A sufficient person 
for his Acistance. 

Item The sd George Huilett is to keepe the Kalves every 
4th Sabbath, And ye other Sabbaths is to be relieved by A 
sufficient person of ye Inhabitants, vnto whome hee is to 
delliver them by theire Nomber, As allsoe to receive them 
Againe by Nomber. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 49 

Item for and in concideration of the premices the Afore- 
said Inhabitants whose names are Inrolled in the list of 
Calves shall pay vnto ye sd George Huylett, Each accord- 
ing to ye proportion of Calves Kept by him, soe longe as 
hee shall be imployed vpon ye Laboure of kalfe-keeping, 
they shall pay vnto him for Each weeke,from ye first weeks, 
untill ye Later Ende of his kalfe keeping the full some of 
fowerteene shillings and Sixpence, to be paid as followeth : 
for Each Calfe one pounde of butter att Six pence the pound, 
and 12d in good sized Wampam, to be paid by ye Later 
Ende of June Next Insueing ye date hereof. And for the 
remainder of his pay, shall be paid vnto him In Wheat and 

Page 49. 

Indian Corne, In each his halfe pay, that is to say the 
wheate at five shillings the bushell And ye Indian Corne at 
three shillings the bushell, to be paid vnto ye said George 
Huilett At or before the first day of March next Insueing 
the date hereof, to be paid at ye Second demand, being at 
X dayes distance. And vpon nonpayment hee Is to Complaine 
vnto ye Townesmen Aforesaid whoe Are to procure redress 
Wherevnto bothe parties Have Subscribed the day & yeare 
Above Written. 

Item he is over and above ye Nomber to have ye priviledge 
of keeping three Calves for his owne particular. 

his mke 
Geoege X Huylett 
his mke 

Heney X Peesall 

EOBEET lACKSON 

Thomas Eushmub 
Thomas Caele 

Teste 

John James (Seal.) 

George Huylet went forth wth ye Kalves according to 
condition upon Munday ye second of June 1658 stilo novo. 



50 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

The kow-keepers went forth 14 dayes before vpon Mun- 
clay. 

THE LIST OF KALVES. 

Hen. Persall 4 John Smith 5 Pieter Cornells 4 

Ambros Sutton 6 Will Yates 1 Mr. Girdersleve 2 

Jo. Sturdge 7 Rich. Vallentin 2 Rich. Gildersleve 1 

Hen. Lenington 3 Robert Marvin 2 Joseph Schott 1 

Tho. Southerd 2 Robert Forman 7 Tho. Rushmoore 1 

Symoti Seren 2 Timothy Holatead 5 Adam Mott , 2 

Mr. Washborn 13 Will Sexton 2 Robert Jackson 2 



Mr. Hicki 



,s 



82 



Page 50. 



May ye 29th Ao 1658. 
It is ordered by ye Townesmen that ye East oxpasture 
shal be made vp wth A sufficient 3 raylde fence round 
Aboute excepting that part wch Lyeth betweene the howsing 
of Joseph Schott and Robert Forman, wch must be made 
vp with 5 railes and to be Sufficiently finnished wtliin 10 
dayes after ye date hereof vpon penality of 2s 6d for Each 
rodd to be paid by the parties defective, dated Vi Supra 
Teste 

John James (Seal.) 
Page 51. 

June the 5th Anno 1658 stilo novo. 
It is ordered by the townesmen, that Any Manner of person 
or persons whatsoever that hath Any dry Cattle running 
Amongst the Cowes, that they shall vpon the 14th day of 
this present month of June stilo Novo drive them vnto ye 
North-neck. And that ye Nomber be brought in to ye Towne- 
Clerck to be Inlisted before the prefixed day, shall forfeit 
for Each head 2 shillings ster. And yf any man shall have 
occasion to fetch Ey ther Cattle or horsses before they are gen- 
erally brought from that pasture, such persons shall acquaint 
je Townesmen of itt, whoe shall provide 2 men to goe to ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 51 

pasture wfch tliem, But at ye cliarge of such persons. And 
all horses or mares Aged above one yeare is to be accounted 
for 2 head of cattle. 

June ye 5th Anno 1658 stilo novo. 

It is ordered by the townesmen, That yf Any of the In- 
habitants of this towne of Hemsteede shall drive theire 
Cattle or Swine vnto Any of the Adiacent Townes or Villages 
to have them kept or grase there, And that Any of ye said 
Cattle or Swine doe returne and doe Any harme or damage 
wthin ye Liberties of this place, Such Cattle or swine shall 
bee Lyable to poundage, and the owners to undergoe the 
charge and damage and the penalty of our lawos in that Case 
made And provided. 

Teste John James. (Seal.) 

Cle 
Page 52. 

The Townesmen debtor to ye Inhabitants of Hemsteede. 

Anno 1658. 
L s d 
Inprimis reed of Michiell Chatterton for rent 

of ye townes land 3 11 

reed of Francis Weekes 2 8 

reed of Tho' Jacocks 1 6 6 

more for ye Meadow & oxpastures . . 115 

Soma 8 13 2 
This amount acknowledged and Ballanst the 24th of March 
1659, at A full town-meeting. 

Teste 
John James [Seal.] 

WM. Jacocks Credit by Labour donn to ye townes use as 

namely : 

L s d 
For 87|- rodd of fence made vp to the ox 

pasture 1 17 6 

for carting 18 



52 hempstead town becords. 

Page 53. 

The Townesmen per Contra Creditor. 

1658. 

Dellivered vnto Mr. Eichard Gildersleve 

And to Mr. John Hicks for ye use of the 1 s d 

Towne 6 3 5 

By Gates lent Mr. Seamans 13 4 

in Mr. Ashmaus hands 5 

In Henry Pearsalls hands ■■■ ■ 1 

To those that helpt to quench ye fire wnen 

the towne was Indangered 10 

Item Lost in receiving & payment of ye oates re'd 

for ye rent of ye Land 1 5 

8 13 2 

Thomas Eushmoore debtor to ye towne by Land hyred ye 

yeare Last past 2-13 — 

Item one parcell whereof he is debtor 4 bushells and one 
peck of Oates 

John Smith Junior debtor for Land 4-11 — 

William Jacocks debtor for rent 14^ bushel! of 

Oates 0-10—8 

for 4 gates 0-10—0 

to receive upon rate — 6-10 

Mor Debttes to be Payd By Goodman Champion — 8 — 6 
Page 55. 

These Presents Witnesseth, That I Eichard Brudnell of 
Hemsteed, doe by these presents, Fully freely and ab- 
solutely Alianate transport give and grant vnto John Smith 
Junior of Hemsteede Aforesaid, The Moytie and Equall 
halfe part of my proprietty of Medow Land Scituate Lyeing 
and Being at Mereck Contayning in the whole twenty and 
Eight Accres, the halfe being fowerteene Accres, To Have 
And to hold the s'd fowerteene Accres of meadow-land w'th 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 53 

all the rights and priviledges and Immunities that doth 
Any way therevnto belonge or Apperteine, for him his heires 
and Successors for Ever. Wherevnto I binde nae my heires 
Executors administrators or Assigns, being free from all 
Arreares or daeties whatsoever, vntil ye day of the date 
heareof. 

As Witnes my hand the third day of June Anno 1658 stilo 
novo. 

ElCHAKD BEUDNir;L. 

Teste 
John James. [Seal.] 
Cle 

These Presents do testify, That I Nathaniell Denton of 
Hemsteede have soulde vnto Francis Weecks, a parcell of 
Grounde Lyeing neare unto ye Ox Pasture, Lyeing neare A 
peece of Grounde that Richard Vallentine has there. In 
witness whereof I have Sett my hand this 25th of March 
stilo Novo. Anno Domino 1656. 

Nathaniell Denton 

In Witnes 

his 

Andrew X Messenger 
marck 

Vera Copia Concordans Cum Orriginalis Scripsit. 

p'me 

John James. [Seal.j Second of July 1658 stilo novo 

cle. 

Page 56. 

Whereas that vpon Complaint made by some of the In- 
habitants Concerning theire Lands, the w'ch being taken 
into Concideracon, At A court holden by the Magestrates 
and Townesman for ye Towne of Hemsteede the 5th of 
March Ao 1658 stilo novo. 



54 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 

Present 

Mr. John Sticklan, Mr. Eichard Gildersleve, Magestrates. 
Mr. John Hicks And Eichard Willits Eobert Forman 
And William Scbadden Acistants. 

Townesmen. 

Henry Persall, John Smith, Thomas Carle, Thomas Eush- 
moore. 

There was an order granted for theire redress of theire 
Meadow-Lands, to be given them out of any Meadow-land 
undisposed off w'thin ye Jurisdiction of Hemsteede Afore- 
said. And conforme and according to ye said ordre con- 
firmed allsoe by A Townemeeting ye 13th of march following, 
there is vpon this present day being ye third day of June 
Anno 1658 granted and Marcked out vpon A neck of Land 
Scituate Lyeing and being vpon ye Bast side of ye Whale- 
neck, vnto the persons vndernamed, full Sattisfaction of 
theire grievances vnto theire full content and Sattisf action, 
As Namely vnto : Mr. John Seamans his first proportion 
Adioyning westerly w'th bissiHeTyne vnto A river Called 
Whale-neck river, butting upon A direct line Northerly & 
Southerly, being knowne at ye head by A Marcked Tree. 
And next Adioyning vnto him vpon ye East side the propor- 
tion of Eobert Ashman, haveing at ye front a marcked tree. 
And adioyning vnto him vpon ye East Side theieheth the 

Page 57. 

proportion of Jcilin^_Smith Junior, haveing at The head A 
marcked tree. Next Adioyning vnto him vpon yeEa&lerside 
there lyeth the proportion of John Smith rock liaveing at 
ye head A marcked Tree. Next Adioyning vnto him vpon 
the East side is the land and proportion of Thomas Cham- 
pion being knowne at ye head by A marcked Treer~Adiuyn- 
ing vpon the East Side of him, there is Scituate the laud and 
Proportion oiJohn Sturdge haveing at ye head A marcked 
Tree. Next vnto~lrim vpon ye Fast side, is ye Land And 
Proportion of Eobert Marvin, sydeing w'th A small Salt 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 55 

Creek vpon ye other Side Easterly, Butting vpon the same 
line w'th the other proportions, And haveing at ye head A 
Marcked tree. And it is to be noted that ye side lyne of 
Robert Marvin Aforesaid, runneth by ye s'd small creeck 
that all ye land sideing w'th his proportion w'thin ye said 
creecke, doth belong vnto ye s'd Marvin for Ever. And it 
is Consented And Agreede that no Manner of Person or 
Persons Whatsoever, shall for Ever hereafter trouble or 
Mollest any of the said persons either to ye front or the 
reare of theire proportions or in any manner Mollest them) 
but shall suffer them and eyther of them quietly and peace- 
ably to enioy the said proportions of Land (paying ye rates 
as formerly they ha^e donn) and the same freely to hold, 
For them theire heires and Successors for Ever. 

RiCHABD GiLDEESLEVE 

Henry X Persall 
Egbert Marvin. 
Teste 
John James. [Seal] 

Page 58. 

These Presents Witnesseth, that by vertue of the Afore- 
said ordre of Court holden at Hemsteede the 5th of march 
Anno 1658, There is granted vnto John Smith Junior as an 
Addition vnto ye Aforesaid parcell of Land recorded upon 
ye other side of this leafe : Annother parcell of Land the 
w'ch did formerly appertaine unto George Huylett, and was 
given over and desserted by him, the w'ch lott is Scituato 
lyeing and being vpon A neck of Land Called by the name 
of mr. Dentons neck, vpon ye East side adioyning vnto ye 
land of ye s'd John Smith, Sideing westerly to ye Land of 
Jeremy Wood, haveing ye Creeck dividing betweene them. 
Given And Granted by mr Eichard Gildersleve Hen. Persall 
& Eobert Marvin who by veitue of ye power given vnto 
them, both from ye court Aforesaid, and from A Towne 
Assembly the 13th of March next following the s'd Court In 



56 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

Anno 1658, Have added the Aforesaid lotts of Land as 
allsoe this parcell here specified in Compensacoii, and for 
recompence vnto persons Injured in tht ir lands to Compose 
and make up theire defects and disproportions tlie w'ch 
they & Either of them, together with ye Aforenamed John 
Smith Junior are quietly and peaceably to have and to hold 
paying therefore ye rates formerly Levyed vpon Each per- 
son w'thout Augmentacon of the same, For them and either 
of them theire heires and Successors for Ever. 

KiCHABD GiLDEESLEVE 

Heney X Peesall 
his marck 

EOBEETT MaEVIN 

Teste 
John James. [Seal] 
Cle 

Page 59. 

These Orders made, At A Generall Court Held att Hem- 
steede September ye 16th 1650. And Consented vnto by 
A full Townemeeting held October the 18th 1650. 

Forasmuch, As the Contempt of Gods Word And Sab- 
baths is the desolating Sinn off Civill States and Plantations, 
And that the Publick preaching of the Word, by those that 
are Called therevnto is the Chiefe and ordiuarie meanes or- 
dayned of God for the converting Edifying and Saveicg of 
ye Soules, of the EUect, through the presence and power of 
the Holy Ghost therevnto promised. It is there Fore ordered 
and decreed By the Authority of this Generall Court That 
All persons Inhabiting In this Towne or ye Liuiitts thereof, 
shall duely resort and repaire to the Publique meetiDgs, 
and Assemblies one the Lords dayes And one Publique 
dayes of fastings and thanks-givings appointed by Publique 
Authority, both one the forenoones And Affcernoones. And 
who have Already and shall w'thoat Just aid Necessary 
Cause approved, by the particcular Court, soe offend, hee 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 57 

or they shall forfeict, for the first offence, five Guilders, for 
ye second Offence ten Guilders, Aud for ye third offence 
twenty Guilders. And for After-time ; yf Any manner of 
Person or Persons shall remaine refractorie perverse and 
obstinate, hee shall be Lyable to the further Censure of the 
Court, Eyther for the Agravation of the fine, or for Corporall 
punishment or Bannishment. And for the due Execution 
of the Aforesaid ordre, It is Agreed and Concluded, that yf 
Any person shall informe the Magistrates or the particouler 
Court, Concerning the neglect, and Contempt of the Afore- 

Page 60. 

said order by Any person or persons That such persons soe 
Informing shall have One Halfe of the fine Allowed vnto 
him. And the other halfe shalbee Converted to Publique 
use. 

By Ordre from ye Magistrate. Was Subscribed 

Daniell Dentonius 

Clericus 

Recorded by mee Jvne ye 16th 1658 stilo novo. 

John James Seal 
Cle. 

[Translated from the original record, which is in Dutch. — 
B. T>. H.] 

WE the Governor-General and Council of New Nether- 
lands, take notice of and read the foregoing order of the 
magistrates of Hempstead, bearing date the 16th Septem- 
ber, 1650, approved, ratified, and confirmed by them, and 
authorize the magistrates of the aforesaid village to execute 
promptly the aforesaid order against the trespassers. 

Done at the meeting of the Lord Director-General and 
the Council in the Fort Amsterdam in New Netherlands, 
the Twenty-sixth October, A. D. 1657. 



58 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KEGOEDS. 

By order of the Lord Director- General and Council of 
New Netherlands this was written. 

C. V. E. EVYTDS, 

Secretary. 
A true copy compared with the 
original by me, January 16, 1658. 

John James, 
Gle. 

Page 61. 

These Presents witnesseth that I Timothy Wood of Hunt- 
ington Planter : doe hereby quit claime release and dis- 
chardge William Jacocks and Thomas Ellison both inhab- 
itants of Hamsteed, They and Eyther of them their heires 
Executors administrators or Assignes, from ye payment 
of A Certeine bill wherein they were bound And Ingaged 
w'th Each other to pay vnto me in Anno 1656, and in Anno 
1667 the some of twenty and one pound sterling in wheat 
and Indian corne the which I doe hereby acknowledge to 
have received vnto my full Content and Sattisf action. And 
Therefore doe by these presents pronounce the said bill to 
bee voyd and of Non Efiect And doe hereby dischardg them 
ther heires Executors and Assignes not onely from theire 
bill aforesaid, but allsoe from all other dewes and demands, 
and all other after, actions and Controvercies, wheresover 
or howsoever proceeding from ye beginning of ye world 
vntil ye day of the date hereof. As witnes my hand this 
6th of feb 1659 stilo novo 

his X marke 

Timothy Wood 
Teste 

Danell Whythead 

John James Seal 

Page 63. 

At A Generall Townemeeting ye 10th of July Ao 1658. 
It is ordered & Agreede by Generall vote yt mr Eichard 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 59 

Gildersleve, according to appointment is to goe to Manna- 
tens to Agree w'tli ye Governor concerning the tythes, and 
therein is ordered not to Exceede one hundred Scheepels 
of wheate (and yf required) it is to be dellivered at the 
towne harbour and the chardge of his Journey is to be de- 
frayd by the Towne. 

Page 64. 

At A Generall towne-Meeting the 27th of November 
Anno 1658 

It is ordered, that any Manner of person or persons In- 
habiting w'thin our towne of Hemsteede, that after the day 
of the date hereof shall sell Eyther wine beere, or any 
manner of drams or stronge licquors, that they shall make 
Entry of the same, vnto ye Towne-olerck and shall pay for 
any kinde of drams or Spannish wine the some of five 
guilders the Ancker, for the halfe fatt of strong beere twoe 
guilders, for the Ancker of french wine or any other wines 
herein Not specified three guilders, the one halfe to' be im- 
ployed for the provission of Amonition, for the use of the 
Towne, And the other Moytie and halfe part; to be im- 
ployed for ye Education of poore orphants, or other poore 
Inhabitants Children to pay for theire schooling. And by 
default of an Exact and true Entry of all and Every part of 
Such beere wine or strong licquors by the drawer and 
owner thereof, that then the parties hereafter mentioned. 

Page 65. 

shall give Informacon, And the same wine beere or strong 
licquors shall be forfeited vnto theTowhes use. And ye 
Party soe offending, And is after such offence Committed, 
not to vende or draw any kinds of Lichquors for Ever, And 
the Marshall or 'any other informer shall be paid for Each 
ancker Seased vpon, for his fee the some of ten shillings, 
to be paid by the offender aforesaid 

Teste 
John James seal 



60 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

There is vpon this day chosen by vote to be put vpon ye 
denomination and to be sent vnto ye Governor vpon choice 
of Magistrates for this following yeare for this Towne of 
Hemsteede, 

Me Eichard Gildeesleve 
eobeet foeman 
William Schadden 
Heney Peesall. 

Teste 
John James Seal 

John James is chosen vpon this day for Towne-clerok for 
ye Insueing yeare, being his second yeare of service by the 
permission of God Allmighty. 

Page 66. 

Hemsteed the 29th of November Ao 1658 

It is ordered at A gen'all Towne-meeting that Certeine 
tracts of Land, w'ch bee granted veto the persons under- 
named, the w'ch is Scituate Lyeing & being vpon the North 
side w'thin ye Lymits and belongeing vnto ye s'd towne, and 
it is provided that none shall exceede the quantity of ten 
Accres, and are to runn ye same length for their proporticjjjs, 
and those persons that will improove their Land this Insue- 
ing yeare must allsoe each secure their proportions w'th 
sufficient fencing. Whereunto there is appointed for ye 
viewing of ye convenience of the s'd Lands John Smith 
Junior And Thomas foster. 

Page 68. 

At A Towne meeting the 17th day of December Anno 
1658. 

By ordre from ye Governor there is this day admitted to 
ye Magistratie for this Ensueing yeare Mr Richard Gilder- 
sieve Mr Robert Forman 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 



61 



Page 69. 



The Names of those persons that have ( 


Concluded to take 


up Land according to ye Afores'd ordre. 


29, Nov 1658. 




Accres 


Mr Eichard Gildersleve 


10 


Mr Eobert Ashman 


10 


John Smith Junior 


10 


James Pine 


If. 


Lawrence Ellison 


10 


-Thomas Jacocks 


10 


William Jacocks 


10 


Thomas Ellison 


10 


^ -Eobert Marvin 


10 


Thomas Foster 


10 


William Foster 


10 


William Johnsen 


10 


Thomas Langdon 


5 


Thomas Southard 


5 


IThomas Carle 


10 


William Yates 


6 


Timothy Holsteade 


6 


John Ellison 


10 


Symon Seren 


10 


Eichard Willis 


10 


Thomas Eushmoore 


10 


Ambros Sutton 


10 


Page 70. 




for A minister He'ry Persall 




William Schadden 


10 


George Hvylet 


10 


John Carman 


10 


Eichard Vallentine 


10 


"Edward Reyner 


10 


for a minister Hope Washborne 


10 


Edward Tytus 


10 


Thomas Champion 


10 



62 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 





Aecres 


Richard Gildersleve 


10 


Jeremy Wood 


10 


.John Smith Nants 


6 


for a minister Ei chard Stites 




Richard Brudenell 


10 


Robert Williams 


6 


Robert Beedle 




Robert iackson 


10 


John Smith Rock 


10 


Mr Robert Forman 




Mr. Seamans 


10 



Page 71. 

A List taken of kowes kept by Edward Sprag being the 
westward herd belongeing to ye Towne of Hemsteed this 
yeare last past being Anno 165S. taken this 16th of Jan 1659. 

Imprimis kowes 

Lawrence Ellison 6 

William Schadden 3 

Will. Thickstone 3 

Rich. Willis 6 

Tho. Langdon 5 

Tho. Ireland 4 

Will. Smith. _. 7 

Ro. Jackson 13 ^ 

Rich. Brudenell 1 

Adam Mott 2 ^ 

Geo. Huylett 2 

Jo. Smith nants 7 

Mr Gildersleve 7 

Ro. Bedle 5 

Ro. Ashman 10 

Jeremy Wood 6 

Francis Weeks 4 

Caleb Carmen 6 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 63 

Imprimis kowes 

Eich. Gildersleve 4 

Jo. Smith, Eock 9 

Josias Forman 3 

Tho. Foster 1 | 

Hen. Leningtoa 5 ^ 

Page 72. 

William Jaoocks And Edward Eeyners herd being ye 
East herd of the Towne for the yeare 1658. 

Imprimis Mr Seamans 14 

Jo. Petyt 4 

James Pyne 6 

Joseph Meade 3 

Tho Carle 6 

John Meade 2 

Eich Vallentine ... 4 

Goodman Barker 1 

Mr. Washborne 9 ^ 

Mr. Hicks ! .15 

John Washborne 7 

Tho. Southard 2 

Hen. Persall 7 ^ 

Jo. Sturdge 6 ^ 

Simon Seren 8 

Peter Cornells 3 J 

Aron Forman , 8 

Ambros Sutton 2 

Eo. Forman 8 

Tho. Eushmoore 1 

Eo. Williams 5 

Timothy Holstead 5 

Joseph Schott 3 

Wm Jacocks 3 

William Yates 5 

Jo. Smith Junior 8 



64 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

kowes 

Imprimis Tho. Jacocks 4 

Ed. Titus 4 

Tlio. Champion 8 ^ 

" Jo. Carman 4 ^ 

Page 73. 
The kalfe herd kept by Geo. Huylet Ao 1658. 

Hen. Persall 5 

Am bros Sutton 6 

John yturdge 6 

John Smith nants 1 

Henry Lenington 3 

Tho. Southard 2 

Symon Seren 3 

Mr Washborn 12 

John Smith, Eock 5 

William Yates 1 

Richard Vallentine 2 

Eo. Marvin 2 

Eo. Forman 5 

Timothy Holstead 4 

Adam Mott 2 

Peter Cornellis 4 

Mr Gildersleve 2 

Eich Gildersleve 1 

Joseph Schot 1 

Tho. Eushmoore 1 

Eo. Jackson 2 

Eo. Williams 2 

Jo. Smith Junior 4 

Mr. Hicks 8 

84 
Page 74. 

February ye third Anno 1659 
The Publick debts and chardge of the towne for the year 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 65 

Last past Adbo 1658 brought in by ye persons vndernamed. 

L s cl 
George Huylet, for mending the towne-gate 

vpon ye west side — 1 — 6 
Mr Seamans for 2 dayes travell in Laying 

out ye boundes — 8 — 

vnto him For killing 2 wolves 2 — — 

Adam Mott for 4 dayes beating ye drum — 6 — 
John Ellison for his horse-hire in Laying 

out ye Land — 1 — 8 

Thomas Langdon for 6 wolves killing 6 — — 

to him for one dayes goeing the neck in harvest 5 
Bichard Willis for one day laying out ye 

west bounds — 2 — 6 
John Smith Junior for one dayes Journey in 

laying out ye west bounds — 2 — 6 

Edward Sprag for burning the neck 0-12 — 

Robert Marvin for killing A wolfe 1 — — 

Left unpaid upon last yeares rate — 8 — 
John Smith Nants 1 dayes Journey in Layeing 

out ye towne bounds — 4 — 
to Ro. Marvin for 3 dayes work Concerning 

ye Medowes — 6 — 
John Washborn for one dayes laying out 

ye bounds — 4^ 

Page 75. 

To mrs Washborn for making A Holland 

shert for ye Saggamoore — 2 — 

Jeremy Wood for himself & his horss for 2 

dayes laying out the towne-bounds 0-18 — 

John Smith, rock for one day for horss & 
man in dryeving ye cattle of Towne 

into ye Neck being there-vnto hired — 5 — 

James Pine for drink Expended vpon the 
Saggamoore and for Laying out ye towne 

boundes 1 — 5 — 



66 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

£ S d 

Symon Seren for wine to ye Indians by ordre 0-14 — 8 
To Mr Hicks for 6| Ells of Linen at 2 

guilders ye ell 1 — 1 — 8 
By him 2 Elles of trading cloth for ye 

Indians att 12 guilders 1 — — 
One Kettell being changed by Kobert Jackson 
to ye Indians use the value for Exchange 

being 1 — 1 — 4 
for ye exchange of one kettell by Mr Gildersleve 

to the s'd vse 1—1—4 
Vnto him for himself and his horss in 

Laying out ye towne-boundes 0-18 — 

Adam Mott for 4 dayes beating ye drum — 6 — 

Page 76. 

More to Mr Gildersleve for one Journey to ye 

dutch concerning the tenths 0-15 — 

To John Smith, rock for his horss one day 

lent ye Saggamoore — 2, — 6 

To Joseph Mead for A voyage from Stamford 
to fairfeild about procuring A minister w'th 

letters from this towne to Mr Wakeman — 9 — 

To Mr Gildersleve for ^ A bushell of Indian corn 

to Eamoreck, an Indian for killing an wolfe — 2 — 6 

To him for 2 dayes laying out ye bounds — 8 — 

To him for Entertainment of ye Indians 2 — — 
To him for 2 dayes worck in Laying out 

ye Medowes — 6 — 

To Henry Persall for 3 dayes worck vpon ye 

Medowland ' 0—6 

To him for a bottle of drams to ye 

Saggamoore by ordre — 5 

To an Indian for killing an wolfe in part of 

his payment 4 

for mending ye gate to him 1 {, 



hempstead town kecokds. 67 

Page 77. 

The Chardge of the Neck £ s d 

To Edward Sprag for burning the neck 0-12 — 
To John Smith, rock for dryveing ye Cattle 

into ye neck by ordre of ye townesmen — 5 — 
To Samuell Guildersleve for himselfe & horss 

in goeing to ye neck by ye Townesmens 

ordre — 5— 
To Robert Jackson for A voyage to ye neck 

by himselfe and horss — 5 — 
To Thomas Eushmur for viewing ye Neck 

fence 0—3—0 

To Thomas Langdon for himselfe & horss — 5 — 

Page 78. 

To goodman Persall for ye use of his teeme in 
carryin ye corn to ye towne-howse for ye 

rent 0—2—6 

to him for viewing ye oxpasture fence — — 6 

To ye Towne-clerck for ( o r. rv 

18 months Service ( 

To Thomas Eushmur for mending the town- 
fence ye Neck — — 9 
more to him for helping to Carry ye corn 
for ye rent of ye towne-Land — — 6 

To Thomas Carle for lookeing to ye fencing & 

helping to bring in ye towne corn for rent — 1 — 

To Robert Jackson for 2 dayes travell himselfe 

& horss in Laying out ye town bounds — 8 — 

by him paid to an Indian for killing a 

wolfe'^ a bushell of corn — 2 — 

To William Foster for mending ye pound & ye 

towne-fence — 5 — 4 

Adam Mott for drum beating — 6 — 

Page 79. 
A rate made for the Levy of the Publique chardge for the 



68 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 

yeare Anno 1658 by ye townsmen hereafter speeifyed this 

8th of March Anno 1659 stilo novo. 

Imprimis Mrs. Washborn 36 ^ 

John Smith-nants ... 35 

Timothy Holstead 35 

Ambros Sutton 16 

Tliomas Poster 6 

Henry Persall. 39 

Robert Marvin 20 

Thomas Champion 6 ^ 

Richard Willis 34 

Edward Titus 22 

William Thickstone 29 

John Smith, Rock 21 

Robert Beadle 28 

Pieter Cornelisen 12 

Lawrence Ellison 34 

By Mr Wolsey 14 

Robert Jackson 20 

more by his purchase of Tho Dremant . . 24 

■Richard Vallentine 19 

by Thomas Ellison 

Thomas Carle 30 

Jeremy Wood 19 

George Mills 12 

Page 80. 

Josep Schott 28 

Joseph Mead 41 

Mr. Seamans (p^ 

by purchase from Adam Mott 10 

to him by Thomas Carle 6 

i[ames Pine 31 

Thomas Southern 12 

Ir Ashman fggj 

lyohn Sturdge 9 

Gliomas Langdon 19 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOHDS. 69 

Imprimis Adam Mott 10 

Mr Gildersleve (^ 

Eichard BrudeDell 14 

Caleb Carman 14 

Thomas Ellison '21 

William Jacocks 7 

Thomas Ireland ) ,„ , 

John Meade 5 ^^ 2 

William Yates 19 

Edward Eeyner 12 

Thomas Eushmoore 27 

Eichard Gildersleve Junior 11 

Edward Sprag 6 

Eobert Forman 40 

Thomas Ellison 6 

Henry Lenington 27 

John Carman 32 

William Schadden 6 

*6.f is transported from Thomas Champion to Eo Marvin 
& is to pay rate for it. 

Page 81. ' 

Eichard Everard 6 

John Smith Junior 26 

By purchase from Eich'd Brudenell . . .14 

Symon Seren 6 

John Ellison 30 

Thomas Jacocks 19 

Micheall Chadderton 6 

John Koa 6 

Eoger Lynus 6 

Eobert Willames 41 

Thomas Hickes ... (SJ) 

MrHickes : 48 



70 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

The rate gatherers by apointment of ye townesmen are 
John Sturdge & Ambros Sutton. 

Thomas Smyth 46 

George Hulleett 14 

Aron Furmon 21 

Page 82. 

A Rate made for ye Levy of ye chardge, to be raysed 
vpon ye cattell that went into ye towne-neck In Ao 1658. 

Nomb'r 

Mr Ashman 24 

Thomas Rushmoore 1 

Ambros Sutton 2 

Thomas Ireland 6 

Robert Marvin 4 

Richard Willets 15 

Thomas Southern 5 

Lawrence Ellison & his Sonnes 18 

John Smith-nants 11 

Henry Pearsall 9 

Mr Seamans. . . .4 horses 17 

Mrs Washborn 29 

John Washborn deceased 9 

Edward Titus 1 

James Pine 4 

Adam Mot 6 

Thomas Langdon 6 

Mr Gildersleve 9 

John Smith Junior 5 

Thomas Foster 2 

Aron Forman 3 

Thomas Champion 2 

Edward Sprag 1 

Edward Reiner 5 

Mr Forman 6 



hempstead town becoeds. 71 

Page 84. 

Nomb'r 

Joseph Schott 7 

William Smith 9 

Mr. Hicks , 33 

more on his accorxnt mares 1 horss .... 6 

William Schaddeu 2 

John Smith rock 10 

more on his own accomit one mare ... 2 

Timothy Holstead 3 

Symon Seren 2 

John Sturdge 1 

Robert Jackson 20 

by 3 mares 6 

Joseph Mead 14 

Eobert Williams 1 

Jeremy Wood 20 

John Carman 10 

George Huilett 6 

William Thickstone. . . . : 10 

William Yates 1 mare 2 

Erich'd Vallentine 

Page 85. 

At A Towne meeting the 26th day of February Ao 1659. 
There is chosen by Authority of this towne-meeting 
given to ye old townsmen who have served out their tyme 
upon the townes Imployment ye last year to nominate and 
chose other townesmen to searve this present yeare, where- 
vpon there is chosen and presented to the towne this present 
day: 

Lawrence Ellison 
Thomas Langdon 
William Yates 
Edward Titus 
Thomas Foster 
It is ordered and Agreed by ye Abovewritten the Towns- 



72 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

men that yf Eyther of them shalbe absent haveing had due 
Notice, and warning to meete the same party or parties of 
them absenting theirselves w'thout A Lawful! cause allowed 
off by ye parties present shall forfeict for Every such offence 
one pint of strong licquors to be paid of ye first that is to be 
gotten heare at Hemsteede. 
Don this 6th of March 1659. 

Page 86. 

Wee ye magestrates of ye towne of Hemsteede doe hereby 
Ingage ourselves to uphold and maintayne tlie Towns-men 
before specifyed, in all Lawfull matters, that shalbee acted 
ore transacted by them in the behalfe of ye towne for this 
present yeare And by our Authority to confirm, and Estab- 
lish all Just & Lawfull ordres by them proceeded, As 
witnes our hand this 13th of March 1659. 

Postscript. 

The above said townesmen are authorised to doe all 
things that apperteyne vnto the good & service of ye Towne, 
(excepting granting of Land and receiving of inhabitants) 
dated vt Svpra. 

ElCHABD GiLDEESLEVE. 

Page 87. 

At A Towne-meeting the 14th day of March Anno 1659. 
It is ordered this day that any swine that shalbee taken 
w'thin halfe A mile of ye South-meadowes, shalbee pound- 
ed and there shalbee Allowed according to the Former 
ordre 20d to ye driver & id to ye pounder. And yf any swine 
shalbee found in the field or in the ox-pasture they shalbe 
pounded according to ye former ordre, And yf any cattle or 
hogs shalbe found in ye corn-field, they shalbee pounded 
and pay all damages donn by them at that time or before 
(excepting) it can be prooved that any hogs were there be- 
fore, and that by the testimony of any one man above ye 
age of sixteene, the same man that brings them, his testi- 
mony shalbe Lawfull & sufficient, dated vt Supra. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 73 

At A towne meeting 12 Aprill 1660 this order above 
written is owende and Confermed by the towne for, this 
present yeare and townes Men. 

Robert Maevin. 

Teste 

John James Seal 

Page 88. 

At the towne meeting before specifyed ye 14th of March 
1659 this order underwritten conserning Cattell is allso 
confermed by the towne and townesmen for this yeare 1660. 

EOBEBT MaBVIN. 

It is ordered that all ye young cattle w'th ye yearlings, 
and cattle of two yeares have Liberty to go with the herd 
of cowes (provided the yearlings shall pay halfe pay, as the 
kowes doe,) And 3 Cattle of 2 yeares old shall pay as much 
as 2 kowes, and noe young cattle shall pay butter for their 
pay, And it is further ordered that Mr. Eichard Gildersleve, 
Eich'd Willets and John EUiso i shall lay out the ground 
for ye fencing of the Meadowes at Eockoway, And that all 
manner of persons that shall send cattle thether shall give 
in their Nomber vnto yet towne-Clerck w'thin ye time of 
one weecke after the date hereof, vpon penalty of loosing 
the benefit of sending do\yne their Cattle ; And it is left to 
ye discretion 

Page 89. 

of the persons before specifyed where the fence shall rvnn 
to be eyther 3 railes or Equivalent vnto it for ye securing of 
the field dated vt Supra. 
Teste 
John James Seal 

At ye Aforesaid Town-meeting, It is granted vnto John 
Eoades of Eusdorp, one great hollow coriteyning about twoe 
Accres Scituate lyeing and being to ye Southwest vpon ye 
little plaines the w'ch he is to secure w'th A sufficient fence 



74 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

and is to'pocess it seaven yeares, after ye date hereof pay- 
ing yearly 18d the Accre w'th tythes the w'ch is to be paid 
at Hempsteede. 

At ye Aforesaid town-meeting, it is granted vnto Thomas 
Jacocks one hollow conteyning one and an halfe Accre, 
vpou ye same tearmes above specifyed. Likewise vnto 
Thomas Ellison one Accre and a half lyeing by an Hand of 
treese vpon the same Conditions before specifyed. 

Vnto Edward Titus is granted one hollow of one accre 
vpon ye same Conditions. 

There is granted vnto Edward Sprag one hollow conteyn- 
ing one and an half Accre vpon the same conditions. 

Page 90. 

March ye 14th 1659. 

It is ordered that John Smith uants Eioh'd Willets Am- 
bros Sutton and Joha Smith Junioi' shalbe Survey orp of the 
High wayes for this present yeare. And shall perform ye 
duty of surveyors and that any person that shall refuse to 
cooae to doe ye Lxboar beloagiug to them shall pay for 
A man 4s, and for a man & his teeme 8s, And ye surveyors 
by default of performing their duty shall pay for each de- 
fault 40s ster. 

The names of those that Laboured according to ye above- 
said ordre : 

Day 

Mr Hicks himselfe & teeme 1 

Lawrence Ellison 1 

Hope Washborne ;....! 

Jeremy Wood .- 1 

Mr Ashman 1 

Mr Gildersleve 1 

John Smith rock & Eo. Jackson with each a 

hand & a teeme betweeue both 1 

Timothy Holstead & 2 oxen 1 

Will. Thickstone & 4 oxen 1 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 75 

day 



Tho Langdon. . . 
Tho. Southerd.. 
Geo. Huylett. . . 

Adam Mott 

Will. Schadden. 
Aron iForman . . . 

Will. Yates 

Eo. Marvin 



Page 91. 

At A Towne-meeting ye 24 of March 1659 
It is granted to Thomas Jacocks The Land belonging to ye 
towne-howse being ye homelot, hath taken ye same for one 
whole yeare'provided that Eich'd Valentine shall make np 
ye fence dividing both homelots for ye some of twenty six 
shillings six pence in such corn as ye laud shall by ye bles- 
sing of God produce. £. s. d. 

16 6 
There is Granted vnto Josias Forman the wallnut hollow, 
and ye chery-tree hollow, as A free gift for this present 
yeare for his assistance, for ye help of him and his famely. 

Thosse hooUas above specified is granted to Josias For- 
man as a free gift for this present yeare this 21 of march 
1660. 

There is granted vnto Robert Williams for this present 
yeare three Accres of the towne Land ye w'ch is knowne by 
the name of ye hollowes lyeing in the beavell for ye some^of 
three pounds seaven shillings to be paid in such corn as by 
ye Blessing of God the Land shall produce at the Cropp the 
w'ch was manured by John Smith Junior ye Last yeare. 

£. s. d. 
3 7 
Page 92. 

At ye same towne-meeting specifyed on ye other side 
being ye 24th of March 1659. 

There is granted vnto Robert Williams one parcel of Land 



76 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Conteyning neere upon three acores, beloDging to ye towne 
bowse, and being manured by William Jacocks the yeare 
Last past for ye some of therteene bushells & one peck of 
good sufficent oates, at ye Next Crop. Bushell. 

.13-i pk. 

There is granted vnto Symon Seren About one Accre of 
Land lyeing ye one peece at ye Brickills and ye other peece 
to ye west side of Herricks path the w'ch was Manured ye 
yeare last past by Thomas Rushmoore, for the some of twen- 
ty shillings in such Corne as the Land (by ye blessing of 
God) shall produce to be paid at ye Crop. X 

1 

There is granted vnto William Jacocks 4 ox-pastures be- 
longeing to ye townehowse for w'ch he hath paid in making 
up ye fence. 

Page 93. 

The day before specifyed. 

There is granted vnto John Smith Rock all ye Meadow- 
land belongeing vnto ye townehowse for this present yeare 
for ye some of twenty three shillings to be paid in current 
and passable pay at ye next Crop vpon demand of ye 

TowDBsmen £ s. 

1 3 

This Eentt of the Towens Landes the meadowe Is Re- 
ceived By Robert Williams of John Smyth. 

There is granted this present day vnto Robert Williams, 
by general vote of ye townemeetiiig, Six Accres of Meadow- 
land, formerly in ye possession of Roger Lynus, that pay- 
ing all rates & duties belongeing therevnto he shall Enioy 
the sd Meadow-land for him his heires and Successors for 
Ever. 

AUsoe there is granted vnto ye sd Robert Williams Six 
Accres of Meadow-land that was formerly the land of 
Thomas Skidmoore w'th an Addition granted vnto ye sd 
Skidmoore paying therefore all rates and duties howsoever 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 77 

therevnto belongeing, he .shall Inioy the same his heires 
and Successors for Ever. 

Page 94. 

Artickles of Agreement drawne and Concluded, betweene 
the townesmen of this present yeare of ye one party, And 
Robert Beedle one the other party, Agreed the '25th of 
March Ao 1659. 

Inprimis it is Agreede that Robert Beedle shall take ye 
chardge of ye west herd of Cowes, and younge Cattell be- 
longeing vnto ye said towne of Hemsteede, viz, the 2 yeares 
old Cattle and yearlings, And shall goe forth with ye sd 
heard vpon the first of May yf required. And shall Continew 
in keeping his sd chardge vntill ye townesmen shall think it 
fitting to dischardge him. And he shall keep all other dry 
Cattle vntill about ye 16th of June following, that belongeth 
to ye said heard. 

Page 95. 

Item the Coweeeper shalbe ready every day to attend his 
chardge, in ye Morning ye Sonn being ^ an hower above ye 
horison. And shall bring them in about ^ an hower before 
sonsetting. And ye Inhabitants shall sende them out at ye 
sound of the home. 

Item ye said kowceeper shall at noe time absent himselfe 
from his chardge, and watter ye heard at 2 seasonable times 
of ye day, And shall drive them one day in ye weeke vnto 
ye Neck. 

The kowceeper shall have his range for ye sd heard, as 
farr as Mr Seamans fence hollow for ye plaines, and in ye 
woods so far as he pleaseth. 

Item the kowkeeper shall make it his whole imployment, 
Eyther by himselfe or his Eldest Sonn to Attend the heard. 
And to secure the Corne, so that yf any spoyle be donn by 
his Neglect, the sd kowceeper shalbe Lyable to pay ye Loss 
and damage ; And hee shall beginn to keepe ye herd the 
first Sabbath And afterwarde Every 4:th Sabbath. 



78 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 96. 

Item ye kowceeper haveing due Notice given him that 
any of his heard are gonn Astray yf it be found that it was 
by > his Neglect he shall finde them ovt and yf lost he 
shall make it good and give satisfaction to ye owner. 

Item all dry Cattle Excepting the 2 years old cattle & 
yearlings shalbee dischardged from ye heard about the 
10th of June following this date. 

Item the sd kowceeper is to be paid by the owners of the 
Cattle the some of 14s the weeke from the time he goeth 
forth w'th ye heard vntill ye time of his dischardge, The pay- 
ment to be made as followeth, viz, for each milch kow in 
ye heard one pound of butter at six pence per pound 

Page 97. 

And ye remainder to be paid vpon his halfe pay in wam- 
pam, And by default of wampam to be piaid w'th the second 
pay w'th the halfe to be paid in wheate, and ye other halfe 
to be paid in oats or Indian Corne,that is to say, the wheate 
at 5s per bushell the Indian corne at 3s and ye oates at 
2s 8d to be paid at or before the 15th day of february after 
the date hereof. Note that when the butter is paid there 
shall allsoe be paid vnto ye sd kowceeper, 18id for Bach 
kow in good wampam, vpon his iirst halfe payment. In 
witaes whereof both parties have hearevnto subscribed at 
Hemsteede. dated at Hemsteede vt Supra. 

KOBERT X BeEDLE 

his m'ke 
Lawrence Ellison 
Tho. Langdon 
Wm. Yates 
, Tho. Foster 
Ed. Titus 

Teste 
John James Seal 



hempstead town records. 79 

Page 98. 

Primo Aprill Auno 16o9. 
The Townesmen hereunder written have Agreede with 
Richard Stites to keepe the Bast heard of the towne of 
Hemsteede for this present, Conform in Every particculer, 
to the Agreement made with Robert Beedle as before spec- 
ifyed. dated vt Snpra. 

Richard X. Stites • 

his mark. 

Thomas Langdon 

Lawrence Ellison 

William Yates 

Ed. Titus 

Thomas Foster 

Bothe kow-keepers went forth with the heards vpon Mun- 
day ye 12th of May 1659. stilo novo 

Were dischardged upoa Munday at nighte being the 15th 
of October 1659 stilo novo. 

Page 99. 

Primo Aprill Anno 1659. 

The townesmen for this present yeare here vnder written, 
have Covenant and Agreede to and w'th William Poole whoe 
is to keepe the heard of Calves belongeing to ye towne of 
Hemsteede for this present yeare, And is to keepe to ye 
Nomb'r of Ninety Calves the w'ch shall bee inlisted by the 
towne-elerk, And is to goe out w'th them at ye appointment 
of ye townesmen and to Continew with his charge vntill the 
townesmen shall see it fitting to release him. he is allsoe 
to be carefull of his ehardge in all parbicculers conformable 
to the Articles of Agreement made w'th George Huylet as 
before is specifyed & to make it his full imployment to 
attend his charge. And in Concideracon of his Laboure he is 
to be paid the some of fowerteene shillings Six pence the 
weecke from ye time of his goeing out w'th his heard vntill 

Page 100. 

he shalbe discharged ; And his payments shalbe made in 



80 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

butter for Each Calfe in ye herd one pound of Butter, and 
l'2d ia wampam, and ye remaiuder to be paid at or before the 
15th day of february Next Insueing the date hereof, and he 
is to goe out ye first Sabbath and afterwards each 4th Sab- 
bath, the Corne w'ch he shall receive is to be paid him in 
Indian and wheate of each his halfe Qrter payment, the 
wheate at 5s ye bushell and ye India u Corn at 3s per bushell, 
wherevnto both parties have subscribed the day & yeare 
above written. 

William Poole X 

La whence Ellison his mke 

Tho. Langdon 

Will. Yaetes 

Ed. Titus 

Tho. Foster 

The above specifyed Contract w'th William Poole is 
transported vnto Lawrence Mott and doth vndertake ye 
chardge this first of June 1659 stilo novo. 





Lawrence 


X Mott 




his mke 


Page 101. 






List of Calves. 






Thomas Langdon 




3 


Will Yaetes 







John Smith Jun'r 




6 


Tho. Foster 




2 


Bich'd Gildersleve 




3 


Symon Seren 




4 


Thomas Eushmoore 




3 


Mr. Ashman 




6 


Thomas Carle 




3 


Rioh'd Vallentine 




2 



32 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN , EECOEDS. 81 



Page 103. 



The names & nomb'r of those persons that are to fense 
and Inclose Rockoway w'th ye Nomb'r of their gates donn 
at A full town-meeting the 17th of Aprill 1659. 

Nobr Foote 

1 Henry Persall 8 93 mor 2 

2 Thomas Champion 6 

3 Caleb Carman 6 

4 Thomas Carle 8 

5 John Meade 6 

6 Joseph Schott 6 

7 Eobert Jackson 20 

8 Edward Sprag 4 

9 Timothy Holstead 6 

10 Jeremy Wood 6 

11 Eobert Marvin .4 

12 John Ellison 6 

13 Mr. Seamans 10 

14 WilUam Thickstone 8 

15 Lawrence Ellison 6 

16 Robert Williams 8 2 mor 

17 Mr. Hicks 20 

18 WiUiam Yaetes 6 

Page 104. 

19 Mr. Ashman 25 1 mor 

20 Thomas -Jacocks 6 

21 Ed. Titus 6 

22 John Smith nants 8 

23 Tho. Southern 4 

24 Hope Washborn 30 

25 William Schadden 6 

26 Tho. Ellison 6 

27 Mr. Gildersleve 10 , 5 mor 

28 Aron Forman 4 2 mor 

29 Eich'd Gildersleve 12 



82 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDB. 

Nobr Foote 

30 Tho. Eushmoore 8 

31 Symon Seren 4 

32 Ambros Sutton 8 

33 Eich'd Willets 15 

34 John Carman 12 

35 William Jacocks 10 - 

36 Joiin Smith Junior 10 

37 Thomas Langdon 6 6 mor 

Page 105. 

38 Adam Mott 14 

39 John Smith rock 12 

40 Thomas Foster 6 

James Pine 8 

John Smith Juuior 10 

Abraham Smith 8 

It is ordered y't none of ye Aforesaid persons shall fall a 
tree or treese vpon Eyther. side, of ye fense, East or west 
vppn forfeicture of 5s to be paid vnto him that ye tree 
belongs vnto not w'thin 10 rod of ann other mans fense, And 
the fense is to be finished before ye first of June next fol- 
lowing this date stilo Novo vpon penalty of 2sr6d the Rod, 
defective, And it is to be a sufficient 3 railed fence and the 
railes to be 11 foote longe. 

Eichard Vallentine 6 

Eobort beagell 6 

Josias Forman 4 

Thomas Hickes , . , 10 

Page 106. 

Hemsteede the 10th of May 

Ao 1659 

Whereas it hath been formerly ordered by ye townesmen, 

and ye same ordre confirmed at A town-meeting held the 

17th of Aprill Last past, that the towne lands at Eocko- 

way should.be inclosed, for ye maintenance of Cattle & 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 83 

horsses, And being since informed that certeine persons doe 
not intende. to deseii the old neck according to our first in- 
tent upon ye inclosure of Bockoway, but to ye hinderance 
of the said ordre, doe intende to make iip the said old Neck, 
Contrarie to ye meaning and intent, of the former order, 
doe intende to put their Cattle and horsses vpon the said 
neck, the w'ch may cause much difference in hindering our 
former resolution, and indanger the spoile of our crops, vnto 
our loss and damadge. Therefore be it ordered that any 
manner of person or persons ; that shall neglect to sende 
downe their cattle and horsses, to be put into the Inclosure at 
Rockoway, and shall after ye Inclosing is finnished, be 
found in the said defected neck, or doeing trespas in ye corne. 

Page 107. 

The said cattle or horsses, shalbee Lyable to pay the tres- 
pas and to pay for Each head of Cattle that hath not been 
sent downe, shall pay ten shillings to ye townes use, and 
jfor Each horsse twenty shillings and we doe hereby pro- 
hibitt and sfcraightly forbid any manner of person or persons 
not to attempt to repaire or make vp any part of ye fence at 
the old towne-neck vpoii penality of paying Such old fines 
as' shalbee thought meete by the towne assembly. 

The former ordre is voted and confirmed at A generall 
towne-meeting the 13th of May 1659. 
Teste 
• John James 

Cle Seal. 

Page 108. 

At A Towne-meeting ye 13th of May. 

It is ordered that John Smith 'rock is lycensed by general 
'.vote to keepe an ordenary and is allowed to sell meat drinck 
and Lodgeing for strangers w'th theire retinew ; both for 
horss and man, and is to take such rates for his Entertaine- 
ment both of stranger as shalbee found Conciderable and 



84 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Lawfull, And is to keepe such good ordre that it may not 
be offensive vnto ye Lawes of God & this place. 

Page 109. 
At a towne-meeting ye 29th of May 1659. 

It is ordered by gener'll Vote this present day that ye old 
Towne neck shall be againe repayred for the pasturage for 
this present yeare, and that 3 or 4 men shalbe hyred to 
repaire & mende the fence, and that ye chardge thereif 
shalbe paid and all other chardges that hereafter shalbe 
f ounde necessary for ye Maintenance of ye said fence, shalbee 
paid by ye owners of ye Cattle according to proportion of 
Cattle or horsses sent thither, and every man shall bring in 
his nombr of Cattle or horsses, before ye 6th of Insueing 
June upon forfeicture of 10s per poll defective to ye use of 
ye towne, And that ye herd shall be dischardged of all Cattle 
not allowed of by former ordre befor ye 17th of ye next In- 
sueing June stilo novo, and this ordre to be in force for this 
present yeare Ao 1659. 

It is ordered this present towne-meeting by generall vote 
that John Carman shalbe given and granted halfe an Accre 
square of Land adioyning to ye north side of his land, for 
ye buylding of A Barne vpon it, and yf any manner of per- 
son or persons shall lay any Lawfull Claime vnto ye sd 
land w'thin ye time of 15 dayes after this date, these pres- 
ents is to be void, otherwise to stand in full power force & 
vertue for Lver. 

Page 110. 

June ye 21th 1659. 
It is ordered that ye cattell above 2 years old goeing 
w'th ye herd, that they shall be taken from ye heard & 
dryven into ye neck vpon munday next, and ye owners shall 
give in their Just nombr vnto ye towne clerck, as well 
• Cowes as young cattell and as well those that abide w'th 
ye herd as those that are dryven to the neck upon penalty 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS; 85 

of paying 5s ye head to townes vse to be donn w'thin 8 
dayes after ye dryveing to ye neck. 

Page 111. 

June ye 21th 1659. 

It is ordered that Mr John Seamans and Mr Eobert 
Ashman shall view eertein Lands, bestowed by ye towne 
Ynto John Smith nants and others that shall joyne w'th 
him they are to return e there opinion as being therevnto 
Intrusted and vpon their report they are to have the land 
granted. 

There is given by general Consent of ye towne that Will 
•Jacolis shall Inioy about one ackre of grassie land scituate 
vpon ye South side of Merock path, to Inioy the same for 
him & his heires for ever. 

Page 112. 

June the 21th 1659. 
It is ordered that Mr John Hicks and John Ellison are 
to view both ox-pastures, and are to give Notice vnto those 
persons whose fence is Insufficient ; and are allsoe to hire 
men to repaire & make vp ye fence sufficient and ye parties 
defective are to pay 5 Each rodd and allsoe to pay for ye 
Making vp of the fence and the benefit thereof to be for ye 
Viewers. 

Page 113. 
At a Towne-meeting the second day of July 1659. 
It is ordered that noe manner of person or persons what- 
soever shall eyther by themselves or w'th cart or horss Ey- 
ther ride goe on foote or dryve A cart therow any man's 
Cornfield, such party shall for Each Cart soe dryven pay ye 
some of ten shillings to ye party damnifyed. 

At ye same towne-meeting. 
Septemb'r the 27th 1659 being vpon the Sabbath at night 

by ye townesmen 
It is ordered that all maimer of persons shall take notice 



86 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

that they are to gather in their Coriie, before ye 24th day of 
October next stillo novo, els to\stand to ye darnadge yt by 
theire neglect may therevnto happen. 

Page 114. 

At a Generall towne Meeting the 3rd of Oc't 1659 Hold- 
en at ye howse of Mr Richard Gildersleve 

Magestrate 
Vpon ye Supplication of Hen-ry Lennington it ^vvas this 
day granted that all former proceedings Ags't him coneem- 
'ing his banishment- should be remitted, and he was then re- 
ceived againe vpon 'promise of reformacon vnto ye liber- 
ties of an Inhabitant. 
Teste 
John James 

Cle. Seal. 

The 3rd of Oc't 1659. 
Vpon A message sent by ye Governor by Cap'n Newton, 
& Leut'nt steelwell, it was granted that all Vollentiers that 
were desiroias to goe under pay ag'st ye Indians mights 
■ have their liberty to goe out of this place but being in ye 
buysy time of harvest there was not any that went. 
Teste 
John James [Seal.] 

I Can say 

1 that henerry Linnington Came as I was aboute my worke 
at the well, and asked mee to lie w't him and would 
have me goe in to the Barne w't him for that purpose 

2 that he offered me 10 S to yeeld to his desirers and so 
he fell from that sum by degrees to half a bui-heell of mault 
and I withstood him, and tould him that it was a gireat'e 
sinne and shame for him that had so good knowledge to 
soUisit any woaman to soe great A sinn,: ., , 

8 he tould me that hee offered Largely, and said that he 
used to give sarah but, 5 S atime - ' - ' 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 87 

4 seeing his importunity w't me to go into ye Barne with 
him, I bid him goe and stay till I Came, and that while I 
slipt over to Timmothy holsteads. 

Page 115. 

At a generall towne meeting the 18th day of November 
1659. 

It is ordered thi^ present day, by the general vote of the 
towne, that all Cowes and Cow-kinde, horss & horss-kind 
that yf any shalbee destroyed by ye Indians or their dogs, 
the whole shall. pay for the loss of their kattle out ye Cattle 
of the same kind (that is to say) yf kowes be lost to be rated 
out of ye kowes as above said, and yf horsses or horss- 
kinde, then ye loss & chardge is to be raysed, vpon rate 
made vpon ,the horsses & there kinde. But first they are to 
Endeavour to get recompenee from the Indians, but in case it 
cannot be obtayned, then theyar to be Sattisfyed from the 
towne as Aforesaid. 

This ordre is become void by ye Bnsueing ordre in ye 
Next leafe. 

Page 116. 

At a Generall towne meeting ye aforesaid day being the 
18th of Novemloer 1659. 

It is ordered this present day by the towne that yf any 
inhabitant doth suffer in person or Estate from the Indians, 
that then in Case that ye Sacham doth not cause Sattisfac- 
tion to be made, according to ye Articles made in AV 1636 
betweene the Indians and the Governor, the towne doth 
vnanimously Agree to prosecute ye Indians vntill Sattisfac- 
tion be made. And it is farther consented vnto that yf any 
inhabitant shall refuse to acist'his neighbour, and to submit 
vnto this ordre he shall pay ye some of Sixty guilders to be 
imployed at ye discretion of parties ingaged, that is to be 
vaderstoode, the general & maior part of ye towne; it is 
all^oe further to be understood, that ye governor is to be 



00 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

acquainted w'th our grievances before we Enter into any 
hostile coorce wth ye Indians to recover our wrouge. 
Teste 

John James 

Cle. Seal. 

Page 117. 

Jan ye 12tli 1659. 
It is this day agreede & consented vnto by generall vote 
at ye towne-meeting, that Thomas Langdon haveing killed 
ten wolves shall be paid by rate to be levyed upon the 
towne, for Bach head the some of six bushells of Indian 
Corne and he is to have his range one mile w'thin ye North 
woods and in all the South woods w'thin ye towne bounds 
ye old ordre not prohibited if any man kill wolves accident- 
ally and yf he kill not ye nomber of ten he is to have noe 
pay. 

May 13 1661 
James pine & John Mead being townsmen brought bee- 
fore mr gildersleve mr ashman John Hickes magistrates 
ther testomony that Thomas langdon have killed tenne 
wouUfes. 

There is this day chosen by ye townesmen to searve in 
their places for A'o 1660 and to officiate as townesmen 
Mr. Robert Ashman 
James Pine 
John Mead 
Aron Forman 
Timothy Holstead 
Magestrates denies their consent herevnto, because not 
chosen by lott. 

Page 119. 

At a towne-meeting the 26th day of February 1660. 
It is this day ordered by generall vote that Thomas Ja- 
cocks shalbe paid vpon the overplus of the towne rates the 
some of twenty shillings sterling for killing A wolfe, that is 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN llECOBDS. 89 

to. pay out of ye neck rate ye rate of piiblick charge and ye 

kow. 

Teste John James Seal 

It is allsoe granted that Aron Forman shall have allowed 
him 2s by a kow overrated. 

Page 120. 
Per Contra Creditoi-. 

£ s d 

paid in wampam vnto ye clerck 0-17 — 2 

rec'd by "Will Thickstone 0—4—0 

paid Eich'd willets 0—2-0 

Mrs wash borne debtor — 3 — -0 

Thomas Langdon 0— — 4 

Mr. Ashman 0—1 — 8 

Mr. Stioklan : 0—1—0 

Robert Jackson — 3 — 2 

Some 1-12—4 

Page 121. 

Laus deo Feb a e 16th 1660 
An account of the neck rate collected by Eichard Gilder- 
sieve & William Thickstone whoe are debtor to be accompt- 
able for £- — s — d 

1-12-0 
to be levyed on that rate. 

Page 123. 

Hemsteel ye 26th of Feb 1660 
There is this day chosen by lott and Coniirmei.1 to be 
Townesmen for this Ensueing yeare 
Mr Eobert Ashman 
James Pine 
Timothy Holstead 
John Meade 
Aron Forman 



90 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

wee ye maigstrats of herapbteed;doe ingaige ourSeylls 
to vphould and maintaiue the townse men a bove Specified 
in all law full matters that shall bee acctted or tr£(,nse acctt- 
e^ by them for and in the beehalf of ye, towne there orders 
being vpon record for this present yeare and, by our athori- 
tie to conferme all law full and Just orders by them pro- 
vided as wittness our hands this 21 of march 1660 

the townsemen are athorised to doe all things that aper- 
taineto'ye service of ye towne except giving of land & 
receiving in of in habitance, 

ElCHABD GrLDERSLEVE 
JOHN;HlCKES 

Page 124. ; 

Feb ye 26th 1660 

There is this day given & granted vnto Thomas South- 
ward a peace of HDllowes lying behinde Timothy Holsteads 
homelot vpon exchange of a piece' of Hollbwes vpon the 
East BricEU' and is ingaged to fence it 

March 21 1660 there is present day att a towne meeting 
leet vnto James pine for this present yeare 3 ackers of ye 
townesse land knowne-by ye name of ye hollos lieing in ye 
bevell for ye svme of three poundes 2 shilinges six pence & 
je. said James is to seed ye lands and to pay in such grayne 
a^ ye land produceth this land was manured ye last yeare 
by thomas rushmore. 3--2— 6 

march 21 1660 there is present day att a tqwne meetting 
leett to thomas Jandon ojxe paicell of land neare vpon 3 
ackers bee longining to ye towne howsse for fortie shillmges 
aiitd was manured ye lar^t yeare by robert williames ye said 
landon is to pay in 'su<ih''graine asyt doth produce 

2-^0 
Page 125. 

march 21 1660 

there is leet this present day & bove writen vnto thomas 

Suthward one acker and thirtie rods of hollo be longeing 

to ye towne howsse ye one pece lieing att ye hncke kills and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 91 

ye other pece to ye weest side of herikes path and the other 
pec© to ye east side of ye biicke kills to bee paid in such 
graiue as ye land produce th the svme twentie seaven shil- 
lihges 3 pence. ' ' ' £ s. d. 

1 7 ;•} 

march 21 1660 there is present day att a towne meetting 
vnto william Jackokes the home lot bee longing to ye 
towne howsse for ye wich hee is to pay thirtie shillinges in 
such'graine as ye land produceth. £ 

01 10 -60 

march 21 1660 - ' ... ; 

there is this present day leett to James pine ye meado 

Salt & fresh for ye sume of sixten sbilliiiges to bee paid, in 

curent pay as pa^ieth from man to man - 00 16 , 00 

march 21 1660 

there is this present yeare leett to John Smith Juner 2 
oxpaster gattes to bee paid in such paie as paseth from man 
to man 00 05 07 

march 21 1660 

there is present day leett to william Jackokes 2 oxpas- 
tuer gates belonging to ye towne howsse for ye sume of five 
shillinges to bee paid in such pay as paseth from man to 
man 00 05' 00 

Page 126. - ; 

march the 21 1660 

tis ordred at a generall towne meeting that the fence 
a gainst the corne feeld belonging to evrie pitucler man as 
allsoe ye common fence a gainst ye feeld shall bee suticent- 
ly made up to keep out swyne and cattell and ye ox pastur 
fences to bee made up by ye last of aprill in suing ye date 
a bove written hooges to bele poundable after ye last of 
aprill and all other catell the day after the cow cepers be- 
ginith to keepe. 

att a towne meeitiug this 13 of aprill 1660 it is ordred by 
ye townse'men that all hooges or sowse;tliat shall bee taken 
with in hallfe a mille of ye sowth meadowes with iiie the 
bowndes of hempsteed shall bee poundable hee that. bring- 



92 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

etli the hooges to ye pound shall have twelfe pence for 
everie hooge soe brought and the pounder tow pence for 
poundinge of them. 

it is all soe ordred that yearlinges and tow yeare oulds 
shall have libertie to goe with the cow hard provided that 
1 yearling pay soe mach as hallfe a Cow and three tow 
yeare ouldes shall pay soe much as tow cowes noe drie 
Cattell to pay butter. 

it is further ordred this present day a bove written the 
fence bee longing to ye north necke shall bee sufficently 
made up by evrie piticler man that have and made fence ther 
formerly and evrie piticlvr shall make it up suficently by 
the 20 day of may next ensuing the date a bove written and 
in case any parsun or parsons shall neglect to make up the 
fence that then the townesmen shall hier it dune and thee 
owners ther of shall pay for it 

Page 127. 

it is ordred this 13th of aprill 1660 for this present yeare 
by ye towns men Chosen, that all horsses and mars that 
shall bee taken in ye corne feeld after the 20 day of may 
next ensuing after the date above written shall bee pound- 
able and hee that bringeth them to ye pound shall have for 
his payns paid by ye owners of the horsses & mars tow shil- 
lings six pence and six pence for the pounder. 

it is all soe ordred that any swyne that shall bee taken 
in ye come feeld after ye first of may next ensuing shall bee 
poundable and the bringer of them shall have for his paines 
4 pence a peece & the pounder 2 pence 

and all nett cattell that shall bee found in the corne feeld 
after the 20 day of may shall bee poundable and hee that 
bringeth them to ye pound shall have for his paynes 4 pence 
apece and the pounder 2 pence paid by ye owners of ye 
cattell 

it is allsoe ordred that any person that shall bring Cat- 
tell or horsses or hooges to ye pound aiged above sixten 
years his testemonie shall passe butt if hee bee under sixten 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEC0ED8. 93 

ytears he shall have one "wittnesse bee side him sellfe or 
Elce noe cattell as a bove specified to bee pounded by them 

It is all soe ordred that all sheep or cauUfes that shall 
bee found in ye ox pausters shall bee poundable and the 
driver shall have 3 pence and the pounder 1 peny 

it is all soe ordred that John Hickes shall goe to flushing 
and if hee cane hier tow bulls for the townse vse this pre- 
sent yeare and the townse men are to pay the hier for them 
and all cost and charges going for and for bring of them 

Page 128. 
Aprill 15 

by the towens Men 

An A Greement Made With William e Jonson to Keepe 

the Estte Cowe Heard. vpon the same taremes in All Per- 

tieelers thatt Water Wall Doth For this year witness our 

handes 1660 

William Jonson X 

his Mark 
Mr Ashman his X Marke 
James Pine X his marke 
John Meade X his marke 
timothy hoisted 

May the 30th Stillo Novo 1660 
Itt Is Fertther Ordered By the towensmen thatt All 
Horses and Mares shall Pay three shillings A heade and 
2s-6d to him that Bring them and 6d to the Pinder And 
such Damag As is Done By them out of the fiUde 

All Cattell thatt be Found in the Fielld shall Pay 6d the 
Head 4d tow them that Bring them and 2d to the Pinder, 
and All such Damag As Is Done By them. And AH swine 
thatt shall bee Found in the Feilld shall Pay 4d to them 
that Bring them paid by the head 2d to the Pinder And All 
suche Damage As is Done By them 

It is ordered thatt If Any person shall Leafe open the 
Feilld Gatte ore bares he shall Pay for his ofence 5d 



'94 .HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Itt Is Ordered tliat If Any Person or - Persones shall 
•sende or Poutt Any Cattell outt to Othear Towenes If thatt 
they come into the felld Thay shall Pay Pounddage and 
Damage. 

Mb Eobeet X Ashman 
his Marke 
James Pine X his Marke 
John Meade X his Marke 
Abone FtEMONE X his Mark6 
■ Timothy holsted 

Itt Is Ordered by the .Towensmen, Thatt Any Person 
thatt bringeth Cattell out of the Feilld If hee bfe Above 
Sextene yeares of Age theire testtimony shall Pase and Bee 
suffesentte for Poundage and dammage of All Poundebell 
Cattell or Creattuers Brought by him, Butt If under sext- 
tene yeares he shall. have one Tesstimony mor beside him 
«ellef or Ellse Noe Cattell too be Pounded by him. 

Page 129. 

Aprill 13 1660 Stillo novo 
Water vs^all of this towne have vnder taken the" Charge of 
the weest Cow heard and doe promise to keepe upon the 
same termes that Robert beagell deed the yeare 1659 stilo 
noVo, and to perform all the artickells that the said Eobert 
beagell wase ingaidged vnto and the townsmen of hemp- 
steed whose names are heare vnder written doe promise to 
the a bove said waiter wall the same pay in everie piticul'- 
ler as the a , bove said beagell had. Cowes that have 
Caullfes sucking vpon them paith noe butter wittness our 
handes this day & dat a bove written 

WALLTER WALL X his marke ; 
Eobeet ashman X his marke 
■ ' ■ James pine X his mark« ■ 
Aeon foeman X his marke 
timothy holsted 
John X mead his marke 



HEMPSUEAD TOWN. EEeOBD,S. 95 

'. . I ■ . L November lOtk Stilo 'novo 1-660 
Itt Is ordered this day Att A Generall Towene Meting tlmtt 
A house End shall be, Sentt vp , t,o,, Good, Man Pearsajl's 
house vpon A Towen Charge for the Enterttainmentt of yoiige 
Master Fordame Good Man Pearsall Paying seaven Poundes 
Towarde the worke if it BW Pine4hed 

Itt Is allso ordered the. same Day, thatt the Towenes Men 
shall Eepear the Meetting Houes And. Make Itt Comfortt- 
abell To Meett'in ' " '" ' 

-^ " EOBEAETT MaRVIEN 

!, Page ,130,. , y. _. 

; Apfill 13 1660 Still no. 

wallter, wall of this towhe of heihpsteed have vnder taken 
to keepe a hard of caullfes amounting to ye siime of Eightie 
and not to eieced arid the said waiter is to doe his beast 
indeaver for the weell keeping' and driving of 'theih to good 
frech feed and to water them tow times in ' a day and to 
drive themi to the south iheadowes soe often as is conven- 
ent and the townsmen is to sennd a hand with him to hellp 
heard the cauUfs 1 week'e and wheh.hee goeth to ye south 
hee is to have a Band wiiTi hind and, the townse men is to 
give to the said waiter wall thirtine shillinges for everie 
weeke paid in hianof as folleth for everie caulfe 1 pound of 
butter 6d the lb & ye rest of the hallf pay for the first hallfe 
time in good wbinpam and the other hallfe pay in wheat 
att five siiillinges JDer bushell Indian corne att 3s' or oates 
att 2 shillings 8 pence the bushell and tte said waiter is to 
keepe the first Lordes day and the fowerth and so to con- 
tinue in wittnesse where of both parties, have subscribed 
ther handes this day & dat a bove written 

BoBEBT Ashman X his marke 

James pine X his marke waltee wall X his marke 

Aeon foeman X his marlie 

TIMOTHY HOLSTED 

- John X. MEAD his.: marke. . • .; ,/ 



96 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

The west Heard wentt outt vpon May, 17th Day 
the Estte wentt outt on the lOrh of May. 
the Caullfe Heard wentt out vpon May, the last 1660 
Sttillo Novo 

Page 131. 

The Liest of Callves 

Ambros Sutton , . 4 

John Ellison 7 

Temothy HoUstteade 4 

Symon Seren , 4 

Thomas Rushmor 2 

Willam yattes 3 

Richard stittes 1 

Gorge Huleett , 3 

Joseph HoUstteade 6 

Aron Forman 2 

Robeartt Marvien 7 

Richard Vallintine 3 

John Smyth Rocke 3 

Henry Pearsall , 6 

Mr Robert Ashman 3 

Thomas Sutherd 2 

Mr Hickes 8 

Richard Gillderslleve 1' 

John Smyth Nanes 5 

Mr Robert Jacksone 3 

Mr geilldersUeve 3 

Josiah Furmon 4 

William Schadden 4 

80 
Page 132. 

December the 5th Stilo Novo 1660 
There Is this Day By Votte Att A Generall Towene 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 97 

Meeting Choseue for towenes Men for This Insueing yeare: 
1661 

Thomas Smythe 
Thomas Hickes 
Thomas Ellison 
HooPB Washbobn 
Gorge Hulleet 

February tlie Laste Stillo Novo 

1661. 
Wee the Magisstrattes of Hempsted Doe Ingage our 
Sellves To vphovlld the Townes Men In All LawfuU things 
ore Matters to Bee Done for the Good of the Toweae Ex- 
cepting Giveing of Land and Eeciveing in of Inhabytance 
Butt they Shall Bringe in thear Billes of Charges to the 
Towene Be for that thay Make the Eatte And have the 
Towenes Aprobation of theare Orders bee Pore thatt thaye 
Shall Stande in Porse. 

John Hickes 

ElCHARD GiLDEBSLEVE 

Mb Eobbtt Ashman X his 
Marke 
Page 133. 

November the first Anno ; 1660 : Sttillo Novo ' 
Itt is ordered By the Tovs^enesmen thatt All the Inhabi- 
tance of the towen shall Bring in the Number of All their 
Cattell thatt wentt with the Cowe heardes this yeare too me 
within tenne Dais after the Publesing of this order and if 
any shall Paill Hereof he shall Pay for his Neglectt Tenne 
shillinges for Every heade which he hath not Givene in 

EoBEARTT Marten 
Peabruary the Last Stilo Novo 1661 
Att a Generall Towene Meetting this Day it is ordered 
And Agreed vpon that Thomas Langdone Shall whene his 
Tene Wollves bee Killed have heare aftter Power Bushelles 
And A hallf of Indian Corne to Bee Paide when the Cowe 
Eatte Is Paid For Every One By him killed. 



98 hempstead town recoeds. 

Page 134. 

Peabu 25th Stilo Novo 1661. 

Att A Genarall Towen Meting Itt is Ordered Thatt Noe 
Person ore Persones shall By any Land or hier of Meari- 
coke Indianes with out the Consentt of the Towene Naither 
Eecive any of Giftte 

Itt is Att A Genrall Towene Matting ordered That noe 
Person ore Persones shall Give Ore Selle Ore Lend of Any 
Kinde of Dooges to the Indianes vpon the Foriittuer of 
Fiftty Gillders Naither Belches Nore Whellpes After the 
Datte Above Spesified 

Feaviary the Last Stilo Novo 1661 

At A Genarall Towene Meeting Itt is Ordered that John 
Carpenter Shall have two Acors of Laand More Givene him 
to his home Lott By the Towene that Lot he Bought of 
John Carman 

At A Genarall Towne Meetting itt Is Ordered that Thom- 
as Jeacokex Shall have Given him three Acors of Land 
Liing att the South west Corner of John Carmons Tille 
sume, Provided itt be no hindernce to Any highway 

Page 135. 

Febuary the Last Stilo Novo 1660 
Thear is this Day at Generall Towene Meeting Leet to 
Eobartt Beadell the home Lott Belonging to the Towene 
house for the Sume of twenty Shillings to Be Payde in such 
Graine As Itt Produceth And to Secuer Itt himsellefe vpon 
his owene Coste and Charge and his Naibers All so From 
Any Damage By him 

Itt is ordered this Day that Eock Smyth Shall have the 
Towen Meadowe for This yeare for the sume Sextiene 
Shilhngs 8d 

There is this Day Leet to Edward Titus the Towene Oxe 
Gatts for the Sume of A Leavene Shillings. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 99 

March the 29th Stillo Novo. 

There is this present clay gefen to willum skaden a 6 a ker 
Lott that wase Chattertons Lieng at the mell Rever neck 
one the est side of the neck and hee to pay Rattes for it for 
the times to come 

There all so geven to Willum Skaden a nadditon Lieing 
att Mr Fordams neck if hee Can haf e" itt and no other man 
to move itt 

There is all so this present day gefen and granted to 
James pin A:6:acker Lott that was John Cose Lieng att the 
mell rever neck and hee to pay half raise for the time to cvm. 

ther is allso soold vn to henry persall the fort a bout the 
meting hous for and in the Considderratihon of 58 shillings 
to bee paid in wampum with in 2 month if not to bee paid in 
Corn at pre Cornne fVt the Crop next in suing the dat her of 

Page 136. 

march 4th 1661 
Richard Stich have vndertaken to keep the Easte Cowe 
heard for this present yeare vpon the same termes that 
Robert beagell keep them in the yeare 1659 and is to have 
the same pay in Everie pitcuUer and those that live on the 
north sid of the bridge shall turne ther cowes over the 
swamp and those that live att South over shall turn ther 
cattell to ye reare of Carpenters loot in wittness wheare of 
the said richard Stich have heare vnto seett his hand 

the marke of x richaed Stich 
THOMAS X Smith his marke 
Thomas Ellison 
Thomas hickes 
JoBG X hullett his mareke 
Hoop X washbrun his mareke 

Page 137. 

March the ; 29 Stillo Novo 1661 
Orders for this present yeare mad by the townes men of 
hamstede and agred one by the tovn 



100 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

1, ly It is ordred for this present yeare that Every partick- 
ler man that hath fenc bee Longing to the ffrvnt of the feeld 
and all so the Comman fenc Be Longing to the felld shall 
bee STffichently made upe to Ceepeout swine and Catell bee 
the Twenti six of aprill next "in suing the day and datte 
abovf Written 

'2, ly It is all so ordred that the oxpasters fenses shall bee 
mad vp by the tenth of aprill next in suing the day and 
date a bovfe written and for Every mans neckLect hee shall 
paye twelf pence for ech Lanck and by the tenth of may to 
bee upe sufisencly and for Evar mans nacklakt shall pay 
aighttene penc for ach Lanck. 

3, ly It is all so ordred that evary man that hath fence att 
Eockaway shall mend itt vp suffishently Bee the fortenth of 
aprill next in suing the day and date a bofe written 
4,ly It is all so ordred that no horses nor mars shall rang 
the feld not after the tenth of may next in suing the day 
and datte a bofe written butt shall bee pounded and the 
bringer shall hafe tooe shillins a peese and the pounner 
shall hafe twelfe penc a peece with all damegs the oners too 
pay. 

5,ly, It is allsoo ordred that no swine shall rang in the 
feeld nott after the thurtith of aprill next in suing the day 
and datt a boafe written but shall bee pounded the bringer 
shall hafe fouer pence a peece and the pener shall hafe 
trepence a peec all dammeges the oner to pay 

Page 139. 

6, ly It is all so ordred that No sliep shall feede in the 
oxpaster Noott affter the fensce Bee made upe but shall 
bee pound And the drifer shall hafe 2 penc A peece and 
the penner a penie a peece 

7, ly It is all so ordred that homsoever shall Besest anni 
manner of person or persons that bee a Bring Craeter to 
the pound that is pound a bell shall pay twenty gellders to 
the tovnd for their yuse for thair of fence 

8, ly It is all so ordred that if ani maner of person or per- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 101 

sons shall ofer to Brack up the pound shall pay forty 
geillders to the townd for his ofenc 

Itt is all so ordred that what Cattell bee tacken in the 
corn felld shall bee pounded the bringer shall hafe 4 pence 
a pece and the penner 2 pence a peece the onars of the 
Catells shall pay all damages 

It is all so ordred that what swine bee tacen in the ospas- 
ters shall bee povnded the bringer shall hafe;4:penc. a pece 
the pener 2 penc a pec. 

It is all so ordred that if any maner of person or persons 
do pvt Catell ovtt of the tovnd of hamsted to a nother 
plantation to summer and they do stry back a gaine that what 
dammage that his Catell doe or straing catell that cum with 
them hee shall pay and jDonnedge for all them after the rate 
of six penc the hed 

Page 140. 

June 28 annodom 1661 

It was ordred for this presentt yeare that Evary man that 
hat fence bee Loning to the north neck shall mand itt up sufi- 
hencly by the 4th of July which will bee on munday next in 
suing the day and datt abof e wretten and fvers to goo doun 
one tusday and what fence shall bee found defeckttife the 
fvers shall mand it up and the onars there of shall pay them. 

Page 141. 

March ye 11th 1662 ; Sti Novo 

This Day there wase letten at a general Townemeeting to 
Mr Eobart Ashman two Oxe gates in ye East Oxe paster for 
5s to bee paide in Corne. 

Also the same Day was lett to William Teates two Oxe 
gates in the East Oxepaster for 5s to bee paid in Corne 

Also the same Day was Lett to William Jeacocks the 
townhouse for this ensuing yeare for the Summe of three 
pounds, one shilling to bee paid in Corne, wheat at 5s per 
bushell, and Indian at 3s & Gates at 2s-6d per bushell- 
And what hee doeth at the house in repaireing of it ; is 
to bee sett of in the Rent according as it shall bee Judged 
to bee worth by workmen. 



102 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Also the same Day was Lett to Eobart Williams the 
Towne Barne for this ensuing yeare; for theSumme of ffifty 
three shillings to bee paid in Corne at the price as above 
written : And the yeard is to bee a Common both to the house 
and barne. 

Page 143. 

Joseph whyt man have a greed with the towuse men to 
keep the weast Cow hard and is to preforme the same Con- 
ditons that Robert beagell wase ingaidged vnto in the yeare 
1659 and is to have for his paines fowrten shillinges five 
pence per weeke and is to have his first haulf pay by the 
later end of June ensuing after the date heare-vnder writen 
and is to have the same pay as beagell had in evrie ptickler 

wharvnt I doo subcribe my hand 

Joseph whetman 
Thomas Hickes 
Thomas X Smiths marck 
hope X Wasborns marck 
Thomas Ellison 
GEOAEG X HVLATS mark 

Hamsted 5th of aprill A No 1661 

I Edward frevmham (?) haf agreed with the tovns men 

to cap the Calf herd vpon the same coiideshuns that Jorg 

hulet ded in the yer 1658 : only he is to cep a lone at the 

Latter end of the year at south in Case that hee bee abell 

whare vnto I do subscribe my hand 

Ed WARD Frevmham (?) 
Thomas hickes 

JoERGES X huletts marcke 

Thomas Ellison 

Thomas X Smiths marck 

hope X washbornes marck 

Page 144. 

January ye 16th : 1662 Stilo : No 
This Day at a generall townmeeting there was letten to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 103 

James Pine for this prsent yeare three Acres of the townes 
Land knowne by the name of ye hollowes lying in ye Bevell 
for the sume of three pounds ffifteen shillings, And the sd 
James is to seed ye sd land, and to pay in such graine as is 
p'dvced by the said Lands 

The same Day was letten to Mr Seamans for this prsent 
yeare three Acres of the townes lands lying also in ye Bevill 
neare the wood edge for the summe of thirty one shillings, 
and ye said Mr Seamon is to pay in such grayne as is 
p'dvced upon ye sd Land this yeare. • 

Also the same Day was letten to John Elison one Acre of 
ye towns Land lying about ye Brickkills for this prsent 
yeare and ye said John is to pay for it one pound twelve 
shillings In such Corne as hee p'dvceth upon the sd Land 

Also the same Day was letten to John Smith (rock) for 
this prsent yeare all the Meaddow belonging to ye Parson- 
edge for the summe of Seventeen shillings (in wampom) 

Also the same Day was lett to Thomas Jeacocks ye home- 
lott belonging to ye Parsonage for him to plant with Indian 
corne this present yeare ; and hee is for the hire thereof 
to fence the reare of ye said Lot w'th white oake posts and 
six Kayles and hee hath given him 10s into the bargaine, 
the w'ch is in his own hands, also hee is to make up the rest 
of the fence for to secure his, and his Neighbours Corne for 
this yeare 

There is also this 16th of January 1662 at the said gen'all 
Towne meeting by Voate chosen for Townsmen for ye en- 
suing yeare 

Richard Willits 
Eobart Williams 
Ambros Sutton 
John Elison 
William Jeacocks 

Page 145. 

Also at ye said gen'all Townmeeting January ye 16th 
1662 Stio Nov 



104 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

Jonas Houldsworth was chosen for Towne Clarke for this 
prsent ensuing yeare 

January 28 1662 

at a towne meeting by a maiyor voate it is agreed that 
the towne rates for sevrall in conveuinoes and in Equailleties 
that is found in that way thay upon dwe considerataion 
have all tred the rates from meeado land to bee levied vpon 
improved tilidge land and catell of all sortes & that evrie 
man shall yearly give in the november of akers of ther 
tillied land and the hooll november of ther neat catell of 
the sevrall years & ther horeses & mares of all sorts of ther 
sevrall yeares and soe like wise of sheepe & swyne of ther 
sevrall years and the in habitance evrie man of them are to 
bring in ye number as above saidbee twene this and wensdiiy 
next being the ferst of feberuary, further it is ordered that 
if any pearson or pearsons shall with hould atiy part of his 
estat or his hooll estate a/fowerth of it shall bee forfit where 
of hee that in formeth sEall have the one hauUfe and the 
other haullfe shall bee fore the townes use. 
it is all soe ordred that mr Eichard gildersleve & John 
Hickes shall seet prise upon all sorts of oattell and further 
it is voated that the Eates of all Cattell shall bee Levied 
upon such persons in whose hands they shall be found in 
when ye Bate is made. 

Page 146. 

feberuarie th 6tli 1662 
wee the maigstrates of the towne of hempsteed doe athor- 
ize the townse men for this present yeare to doe to act to 
make orders or any other thing that may Conduce to and 
for the good of the towne except receving in of inhabitance 
and giving out of Lands and thay shall bring ther bills of 
charges and present them to the townie to bee aproved of 
bee fore thay shall stand in force 

Eichard Gildebsleve 

John Hickes 

EoBEBT ashman X Ms marks 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 105 

March ye llth 1662 Sti Nov 
This Day (at a generall Towne meeting) was given to 
Caleb Carman two hollowes ; one of them lying and Situate 
betwixt ffairfield and ye South woods, and the other lying 
and Situate nere to the East meddow point And hee is to 
Secure them from all Creatures 

Page 148. 

Aprillthe 16 A No 1661 
The nomber of Callfes 

Addum mott 6 

Timothy Hoisted 

Ambrus Sutton 

Mr gillder slefes 5 

John hickes 4 

John Smith nan 3 

John EUussun <Jp 

Willum Jacokes ^^ 

Richard geallderslef es 2 

Eichard Vallentine 2 

hop washborn 4 

Thomas Rushmor 2 

Willum Yattes 

Thomas Carll ' 5 

"Will thickstone 2 

Thomas Ellusson 1 

goerg hulett 1 

Eword tietes 2 

Abraham smeth 3 

hannary parsall . 6 

Willum skaden 6 

Eichard Stich 2 

Robartt Willumes '■■■■^ 

Thomas Langdun ; 2 

Siman seren 4 

Rock Smith 3 

80 



106 hempstead town eeookds. 

Page 149. 

These presents 'witnesseth that I Beniamin Coa doe 
hereby acknowledge to have fully freely & absolutely sould 
assigned, and transported, all my claime righte & tytle vnto 
one dwelling howse & the homelott w'th the appurtenances 
therevnto belongeing or apperteining for & in concideracon 
of good sattisfaction being received vnto my full content, the 
howse and lot is scituate Lying & being in Hemsteede be- 
ing ye Corner howse & lott lyeing betweene the Cross 
streetes leading to ye fields to ye North-side of Hemsteede, 
and haveing to ye East the land of Robert Williams And for 
Confirmacon thereof I doe binde me my heires Executors 
administrators or Assignee this '2nd of May 1659 

Note that the deviding fence parting the land of Robert 
Williams is to be wholy upheld & maynteyned by Robert 
Williams ; And ye other fence leading to ye pound & ad- 
ioyning thereto the halfe is to be upheld by Mr Ashman 

Beniamin Coe. 
teste 

John James Seal 

Page 151. 
These Presents Witnesseth that I Peter Cornelissen of 
Hemsteede Carpenter, Doe hereby fully freely and abso- 
lutely AUianate sell and delliver vnto William Smith of 
Hemsteede aforesaid, All my full claime righte and tytle 
vnto my now dwelling howse w'th the Apurtenances, And 
the halfe of the water-mill, (excepting) the hopper the 
hoope about the stone and the shoo w'th the halfe of the 
wood-land and the Meadow-land w'th the appurtenances 
there vnto belongeing for and in concideration of Six hun- 
dred carol guilders, by mee in hand receaved vnto my own 
content and Sattisfaction, And therefore I doe binde me my 
heires Executors administraters or Assignes to uphold and 
mainetaine the premices to be good and Lawfull, And yt ye 
said William Smith shall & may quietly inioy and pocess 
th.e same w'thout trouble or MoUeste of any manner of per- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 107 

son or persons whatsoever for him his heires and succes- 
sors for Ever excepting any trouble Arysing by ye Pages 
w'ch is not here included, and is otherwise to delliver it 
free from any rates or chardges Allready due vuto the d.iy 

Page 152. 

of the date hereof Excepting the Lords right ; whereviito I 
have herevnto Subscribed the 22th day of May Anno 1659 
stilo novo. 

Signed & dellivered in witnes of 

PlETEB COKNELISEN 

John X Smith rook 
his mk'e 

WiLLUM 

John James 

Cle Seal 
Page 153. 

These presents witnesseth that I Eobert Coa doe hereby 
fully freely and absolutely sell assigne and transporte vnto 
Thomas Champion his heires & Successors all my Claime 
righte and tytle vnto, ye one halfe of my accomodations of 
hollowes and Meadow Land w'th ye halfe of one peeee of 
woodland, lyeing one the north syde of the sd tovvne of 
Hemsteede, and being ye Moytie & halfe part of my whole 
accomodations, Robert Marvin being pocest w'th ye other 
halfe for the w'ch I doe hereby acknowledge, to have re- 
ceived full sattisfaction vuto my owue Content, And there- 
fore doe binde me my heires Executors administrators or 
Assignes to hold & mainteine the premices to be good & 
Lawful!, As witnes my hand this 2nd of May 1659. 

EoBEET Coo 
Teste 
John James Seal 

Page 154. 

These presents witnesseth that I Eobert koa doe hereby 
in the behalfe of my Sonn John Koa fully free & absolutely 



108 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 

sell assigae & transport his full claime righte & tytle, vnto 
Thomas Champion of Hemsteede, his heirs & Successors, 
of all his land and called hollowes lyeing upon the plaines of 
Hemsteede aforesaid, with half e an acore of Hollowes lyeing 
in the Beavell, the w'ch was purchased of Eichard Everard 
by me ye said Eobert Koa, And I the sd Thomas Champion 
doe hereby binde me my heires Executors administrators 
or assignes to pay vnto ye said Eobert koe the some of 
Six pounds sterling to be paid in Corne or Cattle at ye feast 
of S't Micheall the Arohangell next Insueing the date hereof, 
and ye payment to be made here at Hemsteede and ye 
Cattle not to Exceede ye Age of Eight Yeares, the w'ch 
payment being duely performed, I doe bynde me my heires 
& Successors to give & grant ye full assurence & tytle of ye 
premises as witness my hand this second of May 1659 

EoBAKT Coo 
Thomas Champion- 
Teste 
John James [Seal] 

Page 155. 

May ye 26th 1659 
Whereas I Thomas Armitage of oyster bay yeoman, am 
at this present in perfect health and memorie and soe have 
beene of a longe time, praysed be ye AUmighty, nor at any 
tyme heretofore to my knowledge, nor to ye knowledge of 
any others have beene deprived of Sence reason or mem- 
orie, whereby should Act by will or deede-of-gift, made by 
mee vnto my Sonn Mannasseth Armitage At present in the 
CoUedge at Cambridge in New England, whereby I should 
have made over my Estate vnto him, onely to be allowed A 
competent Maintenance dureing my life, or what else there- 
in may seem to appeare, I doe hereby declare and protest 
Against any Such wrytings or deeds of-gift by me Ever 
signed or sealed. And yf any such shall appeare now or 
hereafter, it is a false and forged one never by me made 
sighted sealed nor consented vnto ; And I doe hereby utter- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 109 

ly disavow disowne any such act or deede, And humbly de- 
sire that this may be recorded in the records of Hemsteede, 
as allsoe of all the Severall CoUoaies in New-England, And 
doe further declare that my said Sonn Mannasseth Armit- 
age hath fraudelently taken from me Severall bills bonds 

Page 156. 

and wrytings of coacernment And coaveyed them out of 
my Custody where and whether I know not, but with a pni- 
pose I beleeve to convert them to his own vse, Wherefore I 
doe hereby likewise desire all persons to me indebted not 
to pay or Sattisfy' vnto my sd Sonn any debt or debts due 
to me ; notwithstanding any of their deeds or writings ap- 
peare, without my Absolute letter of Attorney to any per- 
son or persons whatsoever, Leaste they pay them in theire 
own damadge, And this I require likewise to be recorded as 
above 

was written 

the mark of 
Witnes Thomas X Armitage 

Thomas Martin 
Daniell Whitehead 
John Smith nants of 
Hemsteede doth allsoe 
testify ye same. 
A true Coppey written out ye orriginall & recorded by mee 

John James [Seal] 
Cle 

Page 157. 

The Testimonie of Robert Ashman taken before Mr 
Richard Gildersleve Magestrate the 3rd of June 1659 

This deponent vpon his oath saith that in & about nine 
yeares last past, he was then bound for James Pine vnto 
Thomas Armitage his father in Law for the some of thirty 
pounds ster. as may bee Seene by ye speciality, the w'ch as 
he towld this deponent that he did intende to give it vnto his 



110 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

sonn Manassetli and this lie did, because his wife should 
not have his estate after his death, and deprive his Sonn, 
AUsoe he said that he had an Estate in the hands of Daniell 
Whitehead of Seaventy pounds ster; and that he did intende 
for his sonn Mannaseth, And being at Hemsteede the winter 
lastpast in Anno 1658, The sd Tho' Armitage was at ye howse 
of this deponent, and he said that James Pine had beene 
w'th him at ye howss of Robert Jackson the nighte before 
and being in some debate aboute Manasseth aforesaid, and he 
towld this deponent that James Pine were best be quiett or 
ells he would make such woroke w'th him and his Sonn 

Page 158. 

Manasseth that would make them better be quiett. And 
then this deponent replyed I know that you said you 
would give him, that estate in goodman Whitehead and 
goodman Pines hands, and now I hope you will not deprive 
him, of what you towld me you would give him, then said 
Thomas Armitage, I have now marryed a young wife and 
may have other children, and therefore may have neede of 
that myself, that Mannasseth taken away to be at my own 
disposing. 

And further saith not 
Teste 

Swoaren before me 

Richard Gildersleve 

Page 159. 

The depocition of William Smith inhabitant in Hem- 
steede taken before me vnder-written this 3rd of June 1659 

This depone at saith that in and about nine yeares last 
past, that Tho: Armitage proffered him some cattle to keepe 
for ye use of his sonn Mannasseth Armitage, And that at ye 
end of 11 yeares time he should returne bothe ye Cattle and 
the profitt vnto the vse of his sonn aforesaid, And in.some 
time afterwarde, this deponent speaking w'th Tho: Armit- 
age, he to wide him that he had put ye Cattle vnto Daniell 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. Ill 

Wliiteliead for the some ef 70 £ star : to be paid vnto ye 
vse of his sonn Mannasseth aforesaid, And his reason was 
(as he said) it was because at his death, his wife shouhl not 
deprive his sonn of it, but that he migbte have a comfortable 
mainetenance 

And further saith not 
Teste 

Swoaren before me 

ElCHARD GiLDEBSLEVE 

Page 160. 

The depocition of Jeremy Wood inhabitant of Hemt>teede 
taken before me vnder-written the 3rd of June 1659 

This deponent saith, that vpon some conference had with 
Thomas Armitage in and about 2 or 3 dayes after that he 
had past A deede of gift vnto his sonn Mannasseth Armit- 
age, hee towlde him that he had taken an opportunity be- 
ing Mr Moore and Mr Wood had been in the towne, And 
that he had gotten them to make a deed of gift of the 70 £ 
sterling, the w'ch this deponent and Henry Persall, stood 
bound for Daniell whitehead, he had given it vnto his Sonn 
Mannasseth Armitage, that at ye ende of 10 or 11 yeares, 
he should have both the same, and ye Monys due from 
James Pine, when ye time was expired 
And further saith not 

Richard Gildebsleve 

Page 161. 

The depocition of Anna the wife of John Smith nants of 
Hemsteede taken before me vnder written ye 3d of June 
1659 

This deponent Saith, that Mr Wood of Middleborrow 
Lately deceased being at ye house of her father Mr Richard 
Gildersleve ; vpon some discourse concerning Manasseth 
Armitage, about a deede of gift that his father had made 
vnto him, the sd Master Wood towld this deponent, that to 



112 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

his knowledge there was such a deede of gift made, but 
whether he had written itt, or Mr Moore he did not well 
remember, but both their hands were vnto itt 
And further saith not 

ElCHABD GiLDEESLEVE 

Page 162. 

The depocition of EUizabeth the wife of Jeremy Wood 
taken before me vnder written the 8rd of June 1659 

This deponent being swoaren saith that in and about 
seaven yeares last past, that Martha ye late wife of Tho: 
Armitage, being at her howse, she towld this deponent, that 
Mr Moore and Mr Wood weare bothe of them, as shee sup- 
posed, then at her howse, and that they were about make- 
ing A deed of gift from her husband vnto her son-in-law 
Manasseth Armitage, and therevpon this deponent goeing 
foorth of doores w'th ye sd Martha Armitage they did see 
bothe Mr Moore and Mr Wood come out of ye howse of 
Tho: Armitage aforesaid, and then said shee vnto this de- 
ponant Now_ I suppose they have done itt: And this de- 
ponant having some discourse w'th Thomas Armitage con- 
cerning ye Matter, he did acknowledge that he had made a 
deede of gifte of some part of his Estate vuto his Sonn 
Manasseth, and that his children should enioy his Estate, 
Least ye children of this woman meaning their stepmother, 
should deprive his owne children. 

And further saith not 

Page 163. 

Mr. Washbome for his propriety in his owne 

necke 22^ 

In Mr Fordams necke for estate number 19. .32 

Daniell Whitehead in Mr Washbomes necke pro- 
priety 6 & a 3d 

In Mr Goes necke 6 & a 3d 

In Mr Foredams necke 15 

In ye Mill Eiver number 49 08 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 113 

Jonas Hoisted in Mr Washbornes necke for pro- 
priety 16 

In Mr Ogdens neck made up of yea hay 
bridge number 30 — 19 

Ambrose Sutten in Mr. Washbornes neck for pro- 
priety 13 

In Mr Goes neck with an addition which is ye 
ffhe number 12 03 

Aaron Furman in Mr Washbornes necke proprie- 
ty 15 

Richard Stites in Mr. Washbornes necke 6 

with an addition at ye front off James pine 
& Edward Eeiners 

Henry Pearsall in Mr washbornes neck 9 

with an addition at ye front of James pine & 
Edward Eeiners 

more in Mr Fordams neck for propriety .... 12 
in ye Mill River Number 38 for estate 12 

Robert Marvin in Mr Goes neck propriety 13^ 

with an addition in ye hay bridge 

Thomas Champion in Mr. Goes neck propriety . . 13^ 
with an addition in ye hay bridge 

Richard Willis in Mr Goes neck propriety 14 

In Mr Fordams neck for estate number 15. ..14 

Timothy Wood in Mr Goes neck propriety 9 

at ye hay bridge 6 

& at Merocke 6 

William Thickstone in Mr Goes neck propriety. . 6 
in ye west side ye Mill River for estate nom 
4 ! 7 

Rocke Smith ia Mr Goes neck propriety 11 

In Mr Tappins neck for estate number 10 

Beagle in Mr Groes neck for propriety 7 

In ye Mill Riter for estate number last .... 4 
Lawrence Ellison in Mr Goes neck pro- 
priety 5 



114 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

witli a medo betwixt Ambrosse sutton & 
thomas Ellison In ye Mill Eiver number 35 . . 14 

In Mr Foredomes necke Mr Hicks propriety. . .44 

In ye same neck for Lawrence 13 

In Mr Fordomes necke number 21 13 

William Smith in Mr Foredoms neck propriety . . 9 
In Merock propriety 2^ to be made up 5 acres 

west Mill E 2^ 

In ye west side ye Mill Eiver number 13 . . . 21 

Samuell Hoite in Mr Foredoms neck propriety . . 24 

Page 164. 

In Mr Ogdens neck Mr Denton 26 

Eicbard Vallentine in Mr Ogdens necke 19 

Ei chard Ogden in Mr Ogdens necke 19 off which 

7 akers was Jeremiah woods 

In Mr Eainers neck for estate number 32 . .14 
George Mills in Mr Ogdens necke propriety .... 6 

In ye Mill Eiver for estate last but 1 6 

Jeremiah Wood in Mr Ogdens neck 7 

And at Merocke propriety 12 

at Mr Tappins necke for estate number 9 . . 12 now 

Peter Cornellious 
Joseph Scot at Mr Ogdens neck 5 

In Mr Goes Medow 12 

In Mr Ogdens necke triangle 5 

Mr Stickline in his own necke propriety 26 

In Mr Foredoms necke for estate number 24 . 15 
Mr Seaman s for propriety in Mr Sticklans necke . 19^ 
Mr Seamons for estate in Mr Foredoms necke 

num 14 24 

James pine in Mr Sticklans necke propriety .... 22^ 

in Mr Tappins necke for estate . . number 7 9 

Samuell Mathews in ye same necke «. . . . ... 6 

Mr Ashman in his owne necke propriety 15 

In ye Mill Eiver for estate number 36 25 

John Stengil in Mr Ashmans necke propriety .... 9 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. lit 

Mr Gisbert in Mr Ashmans necke propriety . . . .'38 

Adam Molte at Merocke propriety 20 

Mr Gilflersleve at Merocke for liis owne right . . 26 

For Mr Carmivns righte at Merocke 29 

John Smith nau at Merocke propriety 5 

at whale necke off fresh 4 

Eichard Brutnell at Merocke off salt 18 

at whale necke off salt 11 

of fresh 11 

Robert Jackson at Merock propriety fresh 6 

at whale necke 6 

Thomas Foster at Merocke now thomas Ellison. .5 

Thomas Armitage at Merocke 28 

Robert Jackson off ye west side ye Mill River. .31 
Nicolas Tanner on ye west. . . .goodman Ellison 

had it I 9 

thomas Ireland on ye west 18 

and Fosters Medow 4^ 

John Eazar at ye neck 13 

Jonas H . . . at ye west 10 

Ectline 20 

Francis weeks 15 

goodman ellison had of weecks 15 

Page 165. 

for estates 

William Smiths wiffe 15 

at Mr Tappins neck number 1 

Edward Eainer number 3 ye same neck 6 

Samuell Smith number 5 6 

John Rodea nvimber 6 6 

William Yates num. 7 6 

Nathaniel Denton number 8 6 

Edward Sprag number 10 6 

Mr Goes neck 

Robert Forman number 10 19 

Thomas Ellison Num. 11 6 



116 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Mr Foredams necke 

Thomas Skidmore numb 13 6 

Jolin Carman Num 16 10 

William Skaddin num 17 6 

18 Samuel Furman 6 

20 Eodger Linas 6 

22 Eichard Everet 6 

23 Thomas Southard 6 

Mr Ogdens necke 

26 Andrew Messenger 6 

now Joseph Scots 

27 George Huelet 6 

28 John Smith 20 

29 Simon siring 6 

Mr Eainers necke 

33 John Coe 6 

34 WiUiam Jeacoks 6 

goodman Ellison hath itt 
37 John Ellison 15 

39 Mr Odell 20 

40 Thomas Carle 6 

41 Abraham Smith with an addition on ye iland 
at Merocke 6 

45 Henry linenton 7^ 

Thomas Jeacock in ye old necke at Mill 
Eiver 19 

47 Beniamin Coe 20 

48 George Woolsy 6 

49 Goody Chatterton 6 

William Yates: 12 

Eobert Furman in Mr Ashmans necke 15 

Page 167. 

November the 11th 1659 
Joseph Schott hath entred 2 Anckers of brande. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 117 

Nov ye 18th —59 
John Smith rock hath Entred 2 Anckers drams 

Fe'b the 10th 1660 
John Smith rock hath entred one ancker drams 

Page 168. 

July ye 9th Anno 1659 
John Smith rock hath entred three Anckers of Brande 
vpon retale 

July ye 10th 1659 
Robert Jackson hath entred Six Anckers of drams vpon 
retale. 

July ye 22th 1659 
John Smith nants hath entred one ancker Annice vpon 
retale. 

July the 27th 1659 
. Adam Mott hath Entred 3 Anckers of brande vpon re- 
tale : 

October ye 19th 
Eichd Brudenell hath Entred 2 Anckers Brande 

Page 169. 

Here is an account of Lands taken up without grant 
which is questionable whether it be Just or no 

Akers of Land taken up in Hempsteede 
ye tytle is questionable 
Hendrick dousenburrow 50 akers 
Cristofir yemans 50 akers sould to will smith 
50 akers taken up by John Carman and sould to will smith 
25 akers taken up by Justis Smith and sould to Will smith 
50 akers taken up by Joseph Pettett and sould to Cornelus 
timberman and John Hendrickson 

50 akers taken up by Joseph pettett and sould to will 
smith 

60 akers taken by samuell semans and sould to Christian 
Snedeker 

50 akers taken up by Joseph pettet and sould to Harman 
Johnson 



118 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

50 akers taken up by tliomas Ellison and sould to after al- 

burtus 

25 akers taken up by david Jacocks and sould to Edward 

heare 

6 akers sould by barman flower to will smith origenally 

from thickston 

100 akers sould by william Jecocks to 

50 akers sould by david^ Jeacocks to Jo langdon. 
25 akers sould by tom Jeco&ljssf to John 



OF THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONG ISLAND. 



LIBEE B. 

January the 22 1662. (Sti. Nov.) 
Conditions of an Agreement made betwixt John Hickes 
of Hempsted of the one Party, And Eachell Starre of Oy# 
terbay of the other Party Joyntly and freely agreed upon 
by both parties before they enter or joyne in Marriage es- 
tate, about the settling of their Estates, and for the prevent- 
ing of Differences betwixt the Children of the said John 
Hickes and Eachell Starres Children, wch is as foUoweth, 
That what Estate the said Eachell Starre shall bring to the 
said John Hickes of her owne (being taken upon Inventory) 
If it please God to take her away first by Death, that then 
ye said estate which Shee brought to ye said John Hickes 
shall returne to ye Children of ye sd Eachell Starre. And 
likewise the Estate of the sd John Hickes, which is given 
in by him by Inventory, the Day and yeare above written, 
In ye presenc of Mr Eichard Gildersleve, Mr Eobart Ash- 
man, & Jonas Hoiildsworth, Amounting to the Summe of 
thirteen thousand three hundred and sixty gilders, and all 
Debte Discharged, Shall likewise return to his Children, in 
Case that the sd John Hickes bee taken away by Death be- 
fore her the said Eachell Starre, (as is before specified to 
her Children;. And further it is agreed upon between 



120 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

them, that if it shall please God that their Estates shall or 
Do increase that then the said increase shall equally bee 
Divided, the one half to him and his Children, and the 
other half to her and her Children, at the death of either of 
them. And further the sd John Hickes Doth give to the 
sd Eachell Starre (in case hee Die first) During her Wid- 
dowhood, the house and Lands which he now liveth in, 
with all the Earable lands and Meddowe belonging to it and 
Six Cowes, Foure Oxen, with the Instruments of Husban- 

Page 4. 
dry belonging to them, with so much of the housiildstuff as 
shee shall think meet for her Necessary use and a good 
horse for her use. In witnesse whereof wee Do Mutually 
hereunto set our hands the day and yeare before specified. 
Testes 

ElCHAED GiLDEKSLEVE JoHN HiCKES 

* EoBEBT Ashman Eachell Stakre 

Jonas Houldswobth 

This is a true Copie Compared with the Originall both of 
them being written per me 

Jonas Houldswobth 

Page 5. 

Ano Dom 1662. 
There is Confirmed by the Governour for Magistrates for 
this present yeare Mr John Hickes 

Mr Eobart Ashman 
Mr Eobert Jackson. 
At a Generall Townemeeting the 16th of January 1662 sti. 
Nov there is Chosen by Voate for Townesmen for the en- 
suing yeare 

Eichard Willets 
Eobart Williams 
Ambros Sutton 
William Jeaycocks 
John Elisonne. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOliDS. 121 

Also at ye sd Townemeeting Jonas Houlclswortli was 
Chosen for Towns Clerk. 

An Order made tlie 9tli of February 1662, Stilo Nov. 

By the Townesmen for this present yeare, With ye appr(j- 
bation of ye Magistrates, That every Man yt hath any fence 
upon the north neck, Or any person that jjosesseth any 
house or hou^elot to which any fence upon the said neck 
hath formerly belonged, that they shall Sufficiently Repaire 
their particuler fences, And shall make it a suffitient three 
Rayled fence by the 20th of Aprill next, upon penalty of 
paj'ing ls-6d for every length of Eayles that shall bee found 
defective, and not repaired att or before that time. 

March ye 9th 1662 

Orders made the 9th day of March 1662, (Sti. Nov.) by 
the Townesmen, And Confirmed by ye towne at a generall 
Towne-meeting March ye 21st 1662. 

1st It is ordered for this present yeare, That every Inhab- 
"itant of this towne that hath any fence adjoining to the 
front of the field Shall repair and suffitiently make up the 
same. And also ye Common fences belonging to the said 
ffield, Shall bee suffitiently made up so as to keep out 
svs^ine and Cattell, all by the tenth of Aprill next, upon 
penalty of paying Six pence for every Rayle, and twelve 
pence for every post that at ye sd time bee found Defective 

These two foresaid orders are confirmed by ye townes 
Men for this yeare. 

Page 6. 

March the 9th 1662 Sti Nov 

2 ly It is likewise Ordered, That Every Inhabitant of this 
Towne which hath any fence in ye Oxe-pastures fences, 
shall suffitiently repaire what is Defective therein before 
the tenth of May next ensuing the Day of the Date above 
written, upon penalty of paying twelve pence for every 
length of ffence that is not by ye time suffitiently Repaired 

this order is also Confirmed by ye towns-men for this 
yearei 1663. 

3 ly It is also Ordered that there shall not any horses or 



122 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

horse-kinde Eange the ffield after the first of May next, 
But they shall bee Liable to bee pounded, And the owners 
thereof shall pay 3s for every head (viz) 2s to the driver, 
and Is to ye pinder, besides all Damage. 

this Order is likewise confirmed by ye Townes-men for 
this yeare 1663. 

4 ly Likewise it is Ordered, That any Cattell that shall 
bee found in the field after the Cow heardes goe out under 
a keeper, shall bee liable to bee pounded. And the owners 
thereof shall pay for every heade so pounded 4s to the 
driver, and 2s to the pinder, besides all Damage. 

This Order is also confirmed by ye townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

5 ly It is also Ordered that there shall not any swine 
range the ffield after the 20th of Aprill next, But they shall 
bee Liable to bee pounded. And the owners thereof shall 
pay 6d for every head so pounded, (viz) 4d to the Driver, 
and 2d to the pinder, besides all Damage. The same Order 
is Concerning the Ox-pasture After that the fence bee made 
up. 

This Order is also Confirmed by ye Towns-men for this 
yeare 1663 

6 ly It is likewise ordered that no Sheep shall range the 
field after the first of May next, But they shall bee liable to 
bee pounded. And the owners thereof shall pay for every 
head two pence to the driver, and a penney to the pinder. 
And all Damage. The same Order is Concerning ye Oxe- 
pasture, after ye fence be up. 

This order is also confirmed by ye Towns-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

7 ly Likewise it's Ordered that any Calves that shall 
bee found in the ffield after the Cow heard goe out under a 
keeper, shall be poundable, (Except such as shall have a 
sufficent man sett to keep them) And ye owners thereof 
shall pay lor every head 2d to ye driver, and a penny to ye 
pinder, and all Damage. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 123 

This Order is Likewise Confirmed by ye Townes-men for 
this yeare 1663. 

Page 7. 

8 ly It is also Ordered by the Townesmen the day above 
written, That if any of the Inhabitants of this Towne shall 
drive any Cattell or swine to any of the Adjacent 
Towns or Villages for to bee grased or Summered there, 
And if any of ye sd Cattell or hogges do returne, and that 
they, or such Cattell or swine as do come along with them, 
Shall do any harme or damage within ye Liberties of this 
Plantation, Such Cattell or hogges shall bee all liable to 
poundage. And the owners of the Cattell or hogges return- 
ed shall pay the Charge and Damage both for his owne, 
and for those that came along with them, and shall be at 
Charge to returne them back agaiae to their owners. 

This Order is also Confirmed by ye townesmen for this 
yeare 1663. 

9 ly Likewise it is Ordered by the Townes-men, That what 
maner of person or persons of this Towne shall set open any 
of ye Towne Gates or barres which leadeth into the ffield or 
Oxe-pasture, and shall neglect to shutt ye sd gate or gates, 
or to put up all the said barres, after the 20th of Aprill 
next ensuing the date above written, Shall pay 5d for every 
such ofii'ence, the one half of it to goe to the Informer, and 
the other half to the use of the Towne. 

This Order is also Confirmed by ye Townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

10 ly It is also Ordered, That whosoever shall resist any 
person or persons that are bringing any Creatures to the 
pound, that are poundable, they shall pay twenty gilders to 
the Towne for their offence. And the Driver so resisted 
shall have one half thereof and the other half shall goe to 
the use of the towne. 

This Order is also Confirmed by ye Townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

11 ly It is also Ordered ye day above written. That if 



124 hempstead town records. 

Page 8. 

any manner of person or persons shall break open the pound, 
they shall pay ffourty Gilders to the Towne for their offence, 
And the half of it shall bee given to the informer. 

This Order is also Confirmed by ye Townesmen for this 
yeare 1663. 

12 ly It is Likewise Ordered that no persons Testimony 
shall bee taken to bee sufiitient Concerning poundage, un- 
less they be of ye age of Sixteen yeares or upwards. 

This Order is also Confirmed by the townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

13 ly It is also Ordered that there shall no Oxen, horses or 
horsekinde bee put into ye Oxe-paster, that are known or 
hereafter shall bee knowne commonly to leap over, or break 
downe a suffitient fence. But if the owners (after warning 
bee given them) do put such unruly Oxen or horses into 
either of the Ox-pasters, they shall pay a Gilder a head for 
every time they are put in afterwarde. 

This Order is also Confirmed by the Townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

14 ly It is also Ordered that no Inhabitant of this Towne 
shall Make or Kindle any fire in his home-lot, without ye 
consent of two or three of his Neighbours and suffitient help 
with him, upon forfiture of paying twenty Gilders to the 
Towne for every such offence. 

This Order is also Confirmed by ye Townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

15 ly It is Likewise Ordered by the sd Townes-men that 
every inhabitant of the Towne Shall his Chimney make Suf- 
ficient wherein he keepes his fire, before the middle of June 
next ensuing, upon forfeiture of paying twenty Gilders to 
ye towne for neglect thereof, and ten gilders for every weeke 
that it remaines defective afterwards. 

This order is also Confirmed by ye Townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 



hempstead town records. 125 

Page 9. 

16 ly It is also Ordered that every Inhabitant of this Towne 
that hath any^ fence (belonging to his home-lot) that ad- 
joynes to the street or common, shall suffitiently make up 
the same by the 15th of Aprill next ensuing, upon the for- 
fiture of paying 2s-6d for every length of Eayles that shall 
then be found defective. 

this order is also Confirmed by ye Townes-men for the 
yeare 1663. 

March 21st 1662 

It is Ordered by a generall Voate at a generall towne- 
meeting held upon the 21st day of March 1662, And Con- 
firmed by the Magistrates, That any swine thitt shall bee 
hereafter found in any of the south medowes that are al- 
lotted out, Shall bee liable to bee pounded. And ye owners 
of them shall pay 9d ye head for every swine so pounded 
(viz) 6d to ye driver, and 3d to ye pinder, besides all dam- 
age done by them. And if the owners of them do not 
Release them out of ye pound within fortyeight houres after 
they are put in, having had Sufficient notice given thereof, 
then they are to bee Sould at an Outcry, And after pay- 
ment bee made for charge and Damage the Remainder is to 
bee returned to the Owners. 

It is also granted by a generall voate, at ye said towne- 
meeting, that any particuler persons to whom any of ye 
South Necks Medowing Doth belong unto, Shall have Lib- 
erty to fence in their perticuler Meddows, and so much of 
the upland as will bee required to sett the fence upon a 
straight line, (at ye shortest, but with Convenience), And the 
upland so fenced in, shall belong to the owners of the fence. 
Provided yt any Inhabitant may have part of ye sd upland 
so fenced in, that will make his proportion of ye sd fence. 

Page 10. 

March ye 21st 1662. 
It is Ordered the day above written by the Townes-men 
chosen for this present yeare, And with ye approbation 



126 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of ye Magistrates, That ye fence standing betwixt Robert 
Williams house and Joseph Scotts lott, although it stands 
against ye Oxe-paster yet it is field fence, And also the 
fence betwixt William Thickstones house and William 
Scaddings fence, is also field fence, and are both of them 
to bee repaired and made sufficient five rayled fences by 
the time yt ye field fence is to bee made up. 

Aprill the 3d, 1662. 

It is Ordered (the day above written) by the Townes-men 
chosen for this present yeare, That what Creatures soever 
that shall bee legally pounded in this Towne, And shall not 
bee Released out of the pound within fFourtyeight houres 
after they are put therein, the owners thereof having had 
suffitient information, such Creatures shall be sould at an 
outcry (or at least so many of them as may bee suffitient) 
to satisfy for charge and Damage done by them. And after 
satisfaction bee made the remainder shall bee returned to 
the owners. 

This order is also Confirmed by ye Townes-men for this 
yeare 1663. 

The Cow-keepers went out with their heirds upon Mun- 
day, being ye 15th of May 1662, Sti. Nov. 

The Calfe-keeper went forth with ye Calfe heird upon 
Munday being the 5th of June 1662, Sti. Nov. 

The Cow keepers and Calfe keeper left off keeping their 
herds at ye 23rd day of October Sti. Nov, the Cow keepers 
haveing either of them kept 23 weeks and the Calfe keeper 
20 weeks. 

Page 11. 

An order made the first day of June 1662, by the Mages- 
trates and Townes-men of Hempsted, which is as foUoweth : 

That the pond against the Meetinghouse shall forthwith 
bee Cleared at the Common charge of the Towne, And ye 
charge thereof shall bee Levied according to men's estate, 
after the manner that the rate was made (this yeare) for Mr 
ffordham. And ye worke shall bee begun upon ye next 



HEMPSTEAD' TOWN RECORDS. 127 

Munday or tusday at ye furthest, Mr Hickes beiug chosen 
to oversee the worke, and to appoint a certain company of 
men for every day, according as the worke shall require, 
and all the inhabitants of this towne shall come themselves 
or send Sufficient Men to ye worke upon such dayes as shall 
bee appointed them, untill the worke bee finished, And a 
dayes work shall be valewed at two gilders in Come, or 
four gilders in Wampom. And whosoever shall Refuse or 
Neglect to come to worke upon such days as they shall 
have warning of from Mr Hickes, they shall pay such wages 
as workmen can be hired to work for at the said pond. 
And further it is Ordered by the said Magestrates and 
townesmen, that after the forementioned pond bee Cleared, 
that there shall also bee two other watering places Cleared, 
one at the east end of the towne, and the other at ye west 
end, as soon as a fit season, and time will permit, and 
those also shall bee done joyntly at the Common Charge of 
the Towne, the Charges thereof to bee Levied as is before 
expressed. 

Page 12. 

fforasmuch as there is an agreement made betwixt Wil- 
liam Smith on the one partie, and Henry Lininton of the 
other partie, That the Mill that is between them should bee 
prised by William Smith, with all things belonging to her 
housing and land and the hopper the shoow and the hoope 
Excepted, According to ye above said agreement I William 
Smith do prise ye halfe of the mill at ffourty pounds ster- 
Ung, to be paid in beaver or Cattell at Beaver prise, to bee 
paid ye twentieth day of October next ensiling ye date here- 
of, and thirty bushels of Indian Corne ye first of January 
ensuing ye date hereof, and twenty bushels of wheat to bee 
paid ye 16th of March next ensuing ye date hereof. To this 
agreement wee have hereunto both subscribed our hands 

Henry Lininton 

the mark of X William Smith. 



128 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

William Smith having prised ye halfe of ye mill, as above 
specified, the abovesaid Henry Lininton have resigned his 
halfe of the mill to William Smith, with ye Iron Barre, ye 
Mill bills, and ye Iron Sledge, with all privileges belonging 
to her, the things above excepted, and ye said William is 
by these presence to performe Henry Linintons Ingage- 
ments to the Towne. And for the true and Just perform- 
ance hereof, I the said William Smith Do binde over ray 
Mill, and in case I the said William Do not make payment 
according to the conditions before Expressed, that then ye 
Mill I wholly forfuit to Henry Lininton. In witness hereof 
I do here unto sett my hand this 3 of September, 1660. 

witnesed 

ElCHABD GiLDERSLEVE 

the marke of X William Smith 
John Hickes 
the marke of X Henry Persall 

This is ;i true Copie of ye Originall taken by mee Jonas 
Houldsworth the 25th of July 1662. 

Page 13. 

Bee it known unto all Men by these presents, That I 
Anna Wood the wife of John Wood formerly of Rode 
Island, Doe hereby give and bequeath unto John Smith of 
HemjJstead (for Distinction Sake called Rock) my welbe- 
loved Sonne Jonathan Wood (who will bee about ye twenty 
ninth of September next ensviing the date hereof ffoure 
years old) for his owne to live and abide with him or his 
heires untill hee come to bee twenty one yeares of age. 
And the .said John Smith Doth likewise hereby Ingage 
himselfe and his heires to Deale wth her Son as with his 
owne And to provide for him during the time hee abideth 
wth him, meat. Drink, lodging and apparrell Convenient 
and Sufficient for him, even as for his owne. And Doth 
likewise Ingage when his time is expired, to furnish him 
with two good suits of Apparrell fitted to his body, and to 
give him one Cowe at his going away, provided that hee 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 129 

abide with him the full terme of the time above specified. 
But in case that ye said Anna Wood or her Husband shall 
see cause within a twelvemoneth and a Day from ye day of 
ye date hereof, to take away their Sonne from the said John 
Smith, they have their liberty so to do, Provided that they 
Defray and Discharge all such Charges and expences as the 
said John Smith hath been at in maintaining of him with 
food and Apj)arrell or other necessaries. In witnese whereof 
both parties Do hereunto mutually subscribe their hands, 
this 21st day of August, in ye yeare of our Lord Christ one 
thousand Six hundred Sixty two, Stilo Novo. 

her 
Anna X Wood 
In presence of mark 

Joh;^ Tbedwell John X Smith 

Jonas Houldswokth his 

This is a true Copie of ye Originall, both of them being 
written by mee 

Jonas Houldswoeth 
Page 14. 

At a generall Towne Meeting holden at Hempsted the 
second Day of November 1662, It is granted by a generall 
vote that John Smith Junior and Edward Titus shall have 
Liberty (both or either of them to ffence in two or three 
Acres a peece more or less at the fronts of their lots on 
either side the swamp above the spring that is betwixt Mr 
Stickhngs and Mr Dentons Neck, And ye said Land is 
given them as their own proper rights for them and theirs to 
enjoy for ever. 

At a generall Towne Meeting at Hempsted the 30th of 
November 1662, It is given and granted to James Pine by a 
generall voate for to take in foure Acres of upland at; ye 
south lying upon ye neck Commonly Called Mr Sticklings 
Neck, and it is to Adjoyne to yt which is above granted to 
John Smith. 

Also at ye same towne meeting is given and granted to ye 
sd James Pine two hollows lying and situate on ye playne 



130 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

on ye south side ffaireiield, betwixt yt and Merrick woods 
all which is to bee his owne for him and his successor,s 
to Injoy as their proper right for ever. 

Page 15. 
It is ordered at a generall towne-raeeting held at Hemp- 
sted the 30th Day of November 1662 And granted by a 
generall voate to such perticuler persons whose Names are 
hereunder subscribed that they shall have liberty to take in 
Land upon the north side, lying and situate in the boundes 
of Hempsted (on the west side of Herricks) to the quantity 
of Six or seven acres a peece more, so that they secure it 
by sufficient fence, or to beare ye damage themselves. And 
ye said Land so granted is to bee their owne proper right 
for them and their successors to enjoy for ever. 

It is here to bee understood that the Number of lots 
Doth begin at the east side. 

lot 

Joseph Ginnings 1 

William Jeaycocks 2 

Thomas Ellison 3 

Thomas Jeaycocks 4 

Thomas Hickes 5 

John Ellison 6 

Mr John Hicks 7 

Richard Gildersleeve 8 

John Smith Rock -9 

Ambros Sutton 10 

Samuell Denton 11 

Page 16. 

ye 16 1663 stilo Novo 
These presents witnesseth that I Joseph Scott of Hemp- 
sted do hereby acknowledge my selfe to have bargained 
and sould, and do hereby grant imto Thomas Ireland my 
dwelling house and barne in Hempsted aforesaid, with all 
hollowes, plane land, Meddowes and upland belonging 
thereunto, and all priviledges and accommodations there- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 131 

unto pertaining all which I do Alienate from mee my heires 
executors and administrators, to ye sd Thomas Ireland for 
him and his successors to enjoy for ever. 

January ye 16th, 1663. 

The Day of Election. 

At a generall Towne meeting held the 16th of January 
1663 were chosen by a generall vote for Townes-men to 
stand for the next ensuing yeare 

John Carman, 
Thomas Carle, 
John Smith Junr, 
Simon Serring and 
Abraham Smith 

Also at the said Townemeeting Jonas Houldsworth was 
chosen and hired to bee Towne Clark for this next yeare 
and it was granted him to have fourty shillings paid him 
in Corne for his wages, when his yeare is expired, And in 
case hee bee to remove him from the towne at the halfe 
yeare end, hee is notwithstanding to have twenty shillings 
paid him in corne for the halfe yeare service by the Towne. 

Page 17. 

At ye said towne-meeting held ye 16th of January 1663 
was granted untoJ ames Pine three Acres of ye townes Land 
lying in the Bevill for this yeare. And he is to pay for it 
foure pounds (ster) in such Corne as is produced thereon 

Also there was granted to Thomas Ellison for this present 
yeare 3 Acres of ye townes land lying also in the Bevill 
near to the wood edge for the summe of thirty five shillings 
to bee paid likewise in Corne such as is produced upon it. 

Likewise there was granted to Thomas Jeacooks for this 
present yeare an Acre of land lying about ye Brickkils to 
Improve freely. 

Also it was granted to Richard Vallantine Grates the 



132 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

home Lott belonging to the towne house for his use this 
yeare. 

And to Josiah fforman was granted ye land for ye yeare 
which he had the yeare before. 

Also was granted unto Mr. Seaman the Towne house for 
this yeare for ye summe of fourty three sliillings Corne pay, 
and what hee doth at Repairing ye house it is to bee set of 
in ye Rent. 

Also the towne Barne was granted to Thomas Rushmur 
for this yeare for ye sum of 46s to bee paid in Corne. 
Thomas Rushmur hath passed over ye towne barne for ye 
next yeare to John Smith nan and Jeremy Wood, they pay- 
ing as he was to pay. 

Also there was granted to Richard Vallantine for this 
yeare two Oxe gates which belongeth to ye towne house, 
and to william yates the other two, ffor either of them 5s in 
Corne. 

Also, it was granted to James Pine the Meddowe belong- 
ing to ye townehouse for this yeare, for the sum of 

to bee paid in Corne. 

Page 18. 

There was given and granted to Mr. Robart Ashman, 
Thomas Hickes, John Ellison, Thomas Ellison, Hope 
Washburne and Abraham Smith, the whole point of up- 
land at Rockaway, Commonly Called by the name of th'e 
Northwest Point for them and their successors to Inioy for 
ever. 

At the said Towne-meeting was given and granted to 
Richard Vallantine and "William Jeacocks either of the six 
Acres of land lying by Merrick path neare to the woolfe- 
pit, for them and their successors to inioy for ever. 

Likewise at ye said towne-meeting was given unto 
Thomas Carle ffive Acres of upland more or lesse adjoinino- 
to Edward Titus his land lying upon ye Neck Commonly 
Called Mr Dentons Neck, for his owne proper right for 
ever. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KEOOEDS. 133 

Also at, the said Towue-meeting was further Confirmed, 
an Order made and Concluded upon by Major voate, at a 
generall Town-meeting held upon ye 26th Day of December 
last past, Concerning the laying out of certain Lands be- 
longing to the Towne which order is as followeth : 

That the lands belonging to the Towne lying Eastward at 
Mattinaoock, and the land lying westward at Mathew Gar- 
risons Bay, shall bee laid out into perticuler Alotments of 
two Sorts (viz) greater and smaller, And it is to bee Done 
and accomplished by the first of May Next Insuing. 

It was also granted at ye sd townemeeting that when ye 
aforesaid Lands at Mattinaoock and Mathew Garrisons 
Bay shall bee Liid out, that Mr fl'ordham and Eicliard El- 
lison shall have allotments with ye rest of ye Inhabitants. 

Page 19. 

Also at the said generall Towne-meeting, Mr Hickes, Mr 
Seamans and Richard Willits were made Choice of, and 
agreed withall, for to lay out the lands belonging to the 
Towne, lying on ye north side. Eastward at Mattinaoock 
and westward at Mathew Garrisons Bay ; And they have 
Allowed them by the Towne for the Laying of it out three 
pence an Acre for the small lotts, and a penny an Acre for 
the greater, they are also to runne the lines and are to bee 
paid for their labour they bestow about it. the foremen- 
tioned Line which they are to runne Is the Line dividing 
betwixt Oyster Bay and Hempsted Liberties ; And the said 
Mr Hiokes, Mr Seamans and Eichard Willits are Ingaged 
to runne ye said Line and lay out the said fore-mentioned 
Lands into perticuler Alotments by the first of May next. 
And their pay is to bee in Corne or in that which is equivo- 
lent to Corne at price Current as it passeth from man to 
man in the Towne. 

It is ordered by ye Townesmen for this yeare that any 
person or Inhabitant of this towne that shall have any 
Calves yearelings or two yeareolds going in either of ye 



134 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Cowherds that is known to suck any Cow or Cowes of any 
other mans than their owners, the owners of them having 
notice given them of it, shall take and keep them out of ye 
said heard upon penalty of paying twelve pence for every 
day hee lets them bee in ye heirds after hee have warning 
given them, besides satisfying for the Milke they have 
suckt. 

Page 20. 

January the 19th 1663. 
There was (the day above specified) Elected and Con- 
firmed by the Governoar for Magistrates for this ensuing 
yeare 

Mr John Hickes 
Mr Eichard Gildersleve 
Mr Eobart Ashman. 
At a generall Towne meeting held at Heuipsted the 4th 
day of ffebruary was given and granted to John Smith nan, 
Thomas Kushmur Thomas Champion and Thomas South- 
ard each of them eight Acres apeece on the North Side, 
bounded upon ye east side by Hope Washburnes alotmeut 
at Hericks. 

At ye said towne-meeting was given to Henry Persall ten 
or twelve Acres upon ye hill on ye Northwest of Herricks 
Commonly Called waterMillion hill. 

Page 21. 

Also at ye foresaid Towne-meeting held ye fourth of 
ffebruary 1663 was given and granted to James Pine Simon 
Serrion Eobart Marven and Eichard Ellison and Eobart 
Jackson to have each of them ten or twelve Acres apeece on 
the north side adjoyning as Near to Henry PersaUs as can 
bee with Convenience, And ye like is granted to any Inhabi- 
tant of this Towne that want Land, to Joyne with them 
80 far as the ground is Capable. 

Thomas Carle accepting of ye foresaid grant hath also 
ten Acres there given him, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDK. 135 

At the said towuemeeting was Likewise given and granted 
to Richard Stites and William Thickston to have either of 
them eight Acres of land lying on the north side westward 
of Herricks at ye place where Coles was formerly burnt by 
Eichard Stites. 

Also at ye said towne-meeting was given and granted to 
John Bate three Acres of land for a home lott and it is to 
Adjo\ne to Joseph Jymges Home Lot. 

Also those persons to whom any land was granted on the 
North-side (at this townemeeting) are not to keep any cat- 
tell there that may do damage in ye field, And they are also 
to secure their owne land now granted them, by fencing. 

Page 22. 

Wee the Magestrates of ye Towne of Hempsted do Auth- 
orize the Townesmen for this yeare, to Make and Act Orders 
or any other thing that may Condiice to and for the good 
of the Towne, except Receiving in of Inhabitants and giving 
out of Land, And they shall bring their Bill of Charges and 
present them to ye towne. 

witness our hands the day above said 

RiCHAED GiLDEESLEVE 

John Hickes 
RoBAET X Ashman 
marke 
At a jeiierol tovnd meeting hild in hem sted the : 20 : day 
of march in the year 1694-5 It is woatted and by the free 
holders of hemstsd that wee will stand to vp hold ovr tovnd 
and tovn ship of lands by PorChas and Patin with ovr Par- 
sons and estats A trev record by mee 

Thomas Gildersleeve 

Clarck 
and a tested by 

mee JussTis Smith 
At a Jenarol tovnd meeting hild in hemsted Jevn the : 20 : 
day ano do : 1(595 

There was Chosen John sering Jeremyah Wood and John 



136 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

Williams Townds men for This presant year for to Gary 
one all tovnd biznis exsepting dis sposing lands or laing of 
lands ovt 

By order Thomas Gildeksleeve 

Clarck 

Page 23. 

A Covenant and an agrement made the 18th day of May 
1663, 

Betixt ye Townesmen for this present yeare, of ye one 
partie, And William Oseburne of the other pavtie, for the 
keeping of the west herd (viz) Cowes, two-yearolds and 
yearlings ; whereby the said William doth Ingage himself e 
Carefully to keepe and looke after ye said herd from the time 
that the Townes-men shall appoint him till such time as Indian 
Corne shall bee all gotten out of ye ffield, or that they see 
cause to release him, And the said William is to make it his 
whole imployment during that time for to keep ye sd ht^rd. 
And he is likewise to keep the three yeareolds and greatter 
Cattell in the herd untill the Middle of June, And in Case 
that any of the Cattell in his herd shall Come to bee lost, 
then the said Wilham is to use his best endeavours to find 
them up the next day, by driving his herd that way, but if 
hee Cannot find them that day, then at night hee is to give 
notice to ye owners of them, and ye owners themselves, or 
one that is suffitient for them, shall keep ye herd ye next 
day, whilest William seek to find ym up ; or otherwise they 
are to looke them up themselves. Also ye said William is 
to water his herd twice a day, and to drive them to fresh 
feed, and he is also once a weeke to drive his herd to the 
South Meddowes and to let them feed there. Also what 
Corn the sd William shall suffer to bee stroy'd by his heird 
that is within the ifield, hee shall make satisfaction for it to 
ye owners thereof. And if ye sd William shall wrong any 
of ye Cattell that are in his herd by his Dogge or Dogges, 
then hee shall make satisfaction for the hurt done. His 
bounds that hee to keep his herd in is westward upon ye 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOltDW. 137 

plaine as far as Mr. Seamans ffenced lioUowes, and North- 
ward a Mile from ye Soutliwoods, and as farre into ye 
woods as Gow-keepers have formerly used to drive their 
Heirds, and hee is likewise to keep the first Sabbath Day 
after hee begin, and the last at his giving over. 

Page 24. 
And all those that belong to the said west Herd, are to 
Drive their Cattell every morning (by the time ye snn bee 
halfe an houre high) into ye swamp or Compass of ground 
yt is between Mr Gildersleeves Corner and Mr Jacksons 
Corner, or else they are to drive them after ye Cow-keeper 
and deliver them to him, or otherwise to pay all damage 
done by them. And likewise the foresaid Townes-men Do 
Ingage themselves to the said William Oseburne, to pay 
or cause to bee paid to him (for and in Consideration 
of his Cow-keeping) fourteen shillings a weeke during 
the time yt hee is Imployed about keeping ye said Heird In 
pay as followeth (viz) One pound of Butter at six pence ye 
pound for every Cow or heifer that goeth in his herd and 
is brought to ye pale to bee Milked; And the Best of his 
pay, one third of it in wheat at five shillings the Bushell 
one third in Indian Corne at three shillings the bushell, 
and one third in Gates at two shillings six pence the bushell, 
(the Butter is to bee paid him in June next, and the rest of 
his pay by ye Middle of ffebruary next following). And hee 
is to have a rate made him whereby to demand his pay of 
ye Owners of ye Cattell, And in Case that any refuse to pay 
him. The sai' I Townes-men do Ingage (upon his Complaint) 
forthwith to see him satisfied According to Covenant and 
Agreement. In witness whereof both parties doth Mutually 
hereunto subscribe their hands the Day and yeare above 
written. 

Simon Seeing William Osebuen. 

John Carman 
his 

Thomas X Cable 
mark 



138 hempstead town kegoeds. 

Page 25. 
A Covenant and agreement made the 18th day of May 
1663, Betwixt the Townes-Men (Chosen for this present 
yeare) of the one partie, And Edward Sprage of ye other 
partie, ffor the keeping of the East Herd this ensuing sum- 
mer (viz) Cowes yearelings and two yeareolds, and three 
yeareolde steares and greater Cattell he is likewise to keep 
in his herd untill the middle of June. Whereby the said 
Edward Sprage Doth Ingage himselfe carefully to keepe 
and look after the said Herd, and to make it his whole Im- 
ployment to attend and look after ye foresaid Herd, from 
the time that the said Townes-men shall appoint him, untill 
such time as Indian Corne shall bee gotten out of the ffield, 
or they see cause to Release him. And if any of his said 
herd shall come to bee lost, then the said Edward is to doe 
his best Indeavour to look them up the next day. Driving his 
herd that way hee suspects them to bee; And if hee cannot 
finde them yt day, then at night hee is to give notice there- 
of to their Owners, And the Owners themselves, or one that 
is suffitient for them, shall keep the herd the next day, 
whilest Edward seek to find ym up or else to look ym up 
themselves. And the said Edward is to water ye herd twice 
a day, and to drive them to fresh feed ; Also what Corne 
the said Edward shall suffer to bee stroy'd by his herd 
(that is within the ffield) hee shall make satisfaction for it to 
the Owners. And if ye said Edward shall do any hurt or 
wrong to any of ye Cattell in his herd by his Dogge or 
Dogges, then hee shall make satisfaction to ye Owners, for 
the hurt Done. And likewise hee is to bring in his Herd 
within ye Towne, either at ye parsonage gate, or to the 
swamp by Thomas Irelands every night by ye time ye sun 
bee half an houre hige, and hee is also to goe out with his 
Herd in the Morning by the time the sunne bee Eisen halfe 

Page 26. 
an houre high above the Horizon. And those that live on 
ye north side of ye swamp are to drive their Cattell over 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 139 

the said swamp ; and those on ye sonthover are to drive 
their Cattell to ye reare of John Carpenters Lot by ye time 
aforesaid, and if they doe not then they are to drive them 
to the keeper, and deliver them to him, or otherwise they 
are to pay for what damage their Cattell shall do whilst 
they are from ye herd. And moreover ye said Edward is 
to keep ye sd heird the first sabbath day after hee begins, 
and ye last at his giving over. And for and in Considera- 
tion of his keeping ye sd herd, the said Townes-men doe 
Ingage themselves to pay or cause to bee paid to the said 
Edward Sprage ffourteen shillings a week During , ye time 
hee keeps ye sd heird, in pay as folio wetli (viz) for every 
Cow or heifer that is brought to the pale to Milke one 
pound of Butter at 6d the pound and the rest of his pay, 
one third of it in wheat at 5s the bushell, one third in In- 
dian Come at 3s ye bushell and one third in Gates at 2s-6d 
the Bushell, the Butter is to bee paid in unto him some 
time in June next, and the rest of his pay by the Middle of 
ffebruary next ffoUowing. And hee is to have a rate made 
him whereby to den? and his pay by, and after he hath 
Reckoned with them yt put Cattle into his Heird and made 
demand of what rests due to him, the said Townes-men do 
Ingage to cause it to bee brought in to him According to 
Covenant. In witness whereof both parties do hereunto 
Mutually subscribe their hands or names the day and yeare 
above Mentioned. 

Simon Saring Edward Spragg 

John Carman 
the X mark of 

Thomas Carle 

Page 27. 

It is ordered and concluded upon at a generall towne- 
meeting held the 19th day of May 1663, That any Inhab- 
itant of this Towne that shall kill any woolfe or woolfes 
within three weekes time from the day above written, and 
within foure miles of the Towne, hee shall have twenty 



140 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

five shillings paid him in Corne for every woolfe he killeth ; 
But after ye said three weekes time bee expired, they are 
but to have fifteen shillings a ivoolfe in Corne. 

At the said Generall Towne-meeting held ye 19th of May, 
1663 : Stilo Novo, 

It was Ordered and Agreed upon. That there should 
seven Bulls yearely bee kept for the townes use, by these 
persons following (viz) 

Mr Gildersleve is to keep one 
Mr Hickes is to keepe two. 
Mr Jackson is to keepe two. 
Henry Persall is to keep one. 
John Carman is to keepe one. 

And they are to keepe the said Balls so as they may bee 
fit for service, and in readiness at the Towne every yeare by 
the first of March. And for their hire they are to have 
paid them twenty shillings for every Bull of three yeares 
old or upward, and ten shillings for every two year old 
paid them yearly in Corne, or set of in ye Cowkeepers 
rate. 

It is to be understood that there is no pay due to bee payd 
for buls after they are five yer old or over by the constable 
and overseers. 

William Osburn begun to keep his herd ye 21st Day of 
May 1663 Stilo Novo. 

Page 28. 

Orders made ye 23d Day of May 1663, by the Townes- 
men Chosen for this present yeare wch are as foUoweth : 

It is Ordered that ye East Oxe-pasture shall bee Inclosed 
by the first day of June next, And yt every Inhabitants of 
this Towne that hath any fence belonging them about the 
said East Oxe-pasture shall sufficiently Repaire and make 
up the same by the foresaid time upon penalty of paying a 
gilder for every length of Rayles that shall then bee found 
Defective. 

It is also Ordered by the said Townes-men, that ye west 
Oxe-pastor shall bee Inclosed by the first of June next, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEC0RD8. 141 

And tliat such of ye Inhabitants of this towne as have any 
fence belonging to them about ye said west Oxe-pasture 
shall sufficiently Repaire aad make up the same by the 
foresaid time, upon penalty of paying a gilder for every 
length of Eayles that shall then bee found Defective. 

It is Likeswise Ordered the day above written, that every 
Inhabitant of this towne that hath any ffence belonging 
them upon the North-Neck, shall Repaire the same, making 
it a sufficient three Eayled fence by the tenth of June next, 
upon penalty of paying one shilling six pence for every 
length of Rayles that shall at that time bee found defec- 
tive. 

It is also Ordered ye same day, that if any manner of 
person shall take down any of the Oxe-pastures fence after 
they bee made up, except such barres as are appointed by 
the Towne for to put in and fetch out Cattell at, They shall 
pay two shillings six pence for every such Offence, the one 
halfe of it to goe to the Informer, and ye other half to ye 
Townes use. 

Page 29. 

The List of Calves which were to goe in ye Calfe Herd, 
upon Condition that they should bee kept in the North 
woods six or seven weekes In ye height of ffly-time. 

Calves 

Mr Seaman 20 

William Yates 3 

Simon Serrin 6 

Ambros Sutton 4 

Samuell Denton 3 

Henry Persall 8 

John Smith Rock 8 

Thomas Langdon 3 

George Hulit 1 

John Ellison 3 

Mr Hickes 6 



142 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

Mr Jackson 3 

Eicliard Gildersleve 3 

Francis Jeycocks 2 

Josiah fforman 4 

Thomas Eushmur 5 

Eobart Bedle 6 

Thomas Southard 1 

Eichard Ellison 2 

Lowrance Ellison 1 

Thomas Ellison 2 

93 
JaryMy Wood his aer Marck ffor Neat Cattell is a Nick 
under aech yaere. 

Page 30. 

Henry Disborow having killed a Woolfe ye 28th of this 
present May, there is due to him from the Towne .... 26s 

Know all men by these presents to whom these may 
Conserne that I Eobert Marvin of Hempstead in the North 
Eiding of new Yorksher have sould unto John Smith Eock 
Junior of hempstead in the County abovesd unto the above 
John smith A Lott of Land Lyinge In Madnane Neck so 
commonly called from mee my heirs executors Adminis- 
trators or Assigns unto the abovesd John Smith him his 
heirs Executors Administrators assignes I say I have sould 
all my Eight and titel in the Lott abovesd and doe by these 
presents ffully ffreely and absolutely bargaine and sell and 
alinatt from mee my heirs and assignes to the said John 
Smith him his heirs and assignes to have and to hold 
of his owne propriety for ever the lott above sayd being in 
number the thirty sixteth and in quantytie of acres twenty 
eight more or less as it was layd out at ye ffirst and I the 
abovesaid Eobert Marvin doe uphold the premices to be 
Lawfull Athentick and good from all or any that shall here- 
after lay any Just claime thereunto with all Eight and titell 
thereunto belonging unto ye lott abovesayd for and in Con- 
sideration of a valuable summe by mee already Eeceived 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 143 

and to the true performance of the premices I have seat to 
my hand & seall this eight of January A No 1668 and in 
the twentieth year of his majestys Eeine Charles the second 
by the grace of God King of Great Britain France and 
Ireland Defender of the Faith King. 

EobeetMaevin. 
signed sealed and dellivered in presence of us 
witness Jonah Foedham, Eichaed Gildeesleve 
Truely transcribed jDer mee 

Thomas Eushmub, Clark 

Page 31. 
This Indenture or Covenant made between the Inhabi- 
tants of ye Towne of Hempsted upon Long Island in ye 
New Netherlands on the one part, And Thomas Terrey and 
Samuell Peering Planters, on ye other part. Witnessing 
that ye foresaid Inhabitants of Hempsted, upon ye sute 
and request of the afforesaid planters for granting them 
Liberty to setle themselves on a parcell of ground on the 
North side of ye Lland, on the East side of our harboure,' 
Bounded on ye west side by that Bay Commonly Called 
Hempsted Harbour, and on ye south side by ye harboure 
hill, And so by an east line to run as far as their boundes 
goe, and so downe to ye North Sea. The said Inhabitants 
of Hempsted do grant their request, and freely give leave 
to the aforesaid Planters to setle themselves, and some 
other their friends on that tract of land above Described, to 
have and hold it and Injoy the priviledges thereof by our 
Patent. With these Conditions, that ye aforesaid Planters 
shall engage themselves and any that they shall bring with 
them, or any of their successours, not to trespas against ye 
towne of Hempsted, by letting any of their Cattell Come 
upon ye great plaines and spoyle their corne or do the like 
harme, and if they shall, to make satisfaction to any per- 
son or persons so wronged. Also the abovesaid Planters 
do Ingage themselves, and those they bring, and their suc- 
cessours to bring in no Quakers, or any such like opinionists 



144 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

to bee inliabitants amongst them, but such as shall be ap- 
proved of by the Inhabitants of Hempsted. And further- 
more they binde themselves and their Company that shall 
setle with them, and Inhabit in ye foresaid plantation, or 
trackt of Land granted by the Towne of Hempsted, to bee 
subject to ye Laws of Hempsted according to their Patent, 
Accounting themselves to bee and being members of ye sd 
Towne of Hempsted. And whereas it is abovesaid that 
those that shall bee Admitted as Inhabitants of ye above 
granted place, together with the abovesaid Planters shall or 
are to bee such as shall bee approved of by the Inhabitants 
of Hempsted. That is to bee so understood, that those that 
bee Admitted as Inhabitants of the aforesaid place shall 

Page 32. 
have Letters of Commendation and approbation from the 
Magistrates Elders, or selected Townesmen of ye j)lace 
whence they come, that they are, have been and are likely 
to bee good Members. In wituesse to the due performance 
of the premises both parties siibscribe their hands This 
fourth day of July (stilo novo) in ye yeare of our Lord 
1661. 

ElCHABD GiLDEKSLEVE ThOMAS TeEBY 

his Samuell Deeeing 

Eobaet X Ashman his X mark 

mark 

John Smith This written by my owne 

Eobaet Jackson hand Thomas Teeey. 

Memorandom, That if the abovesaid Planters do not 
come to possese and settle upon ye above granted tract of 
Land within the space of two yeares, that is to say by the 
beginning of July in ye yeare of our Lord 1663, the afore- 
made agreement shall bee voyde. 

Thomas Teeby. 

Whereas there hath been granted to Mr Thomas Terry 
by the Towne a Certain tract of Land at Matinacock as 
appeareth by the Covenant within written, And there being 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGOBDS. 145 

not therein any Limytation of what number of persons or 
ffamilies should be settled- thereon, Therefore it ia now 
further hereby confirmed, and likewise agreed and con- 
eluded upon by certaine Men formerly chosen and appointed 
by the towne for that purpose, and Mr Thomas Terry that 
hee ye said Mr Thomas Terry shall settle seven families 
thereupon forthwith (as soon as Convenience will suffer) 
And that the towne shall have liberty (if they see good) for 
to make them up ten families at the least. In witness whereof 
both parties do hereunto subscribe their hands this 23rd 
Day of June 1663. 

Thomas Teeey. 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEYE 

Witnesse John Hickes 

EoBAET Jackson 
Jonas Houldswoeth his mark 

EoBAET X Ashman 
John Smith 
These are true Copies of ye grant and Conditions made 
by ye towne and Thomas Tevrey &: Samuell Deering taken 
by mee 

Jonas Houldswoeth. 
Page 33. 
It is Ordered the 9th day of July 1668 by the Magistrates 
Livetenant and other Officers of ye Band, ffirst, That all 
such persons as are Listed in the traine Band or any other 
that shall have been resident in the Towne above one 
Month, shall Repair in their. Armes to their Colours this 
day ffortnight (or ye next faire day after, if that bee Eayuie) 
there to attend to Marshall Disapline by eight of ye Clock 
in the morning (or at the second beat of the Drum) And if 
any souldier shall absent himselfe, and not appeare to answer 
when hee is called (either that day) or upon any other day 
or dayes that are, or shall bee hereafter appointed for 
training (hee, or they having had sufficient warning thereof) 
he shall forfuit two gilders to the Company and every 
ouldier that is absent in ye latter pait of ye day shall for- 



146 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

fuit a gilder And any Officer so offending is to pay Double 
fine to ye Common souldiers. Secondly, that every souldier 
shall then have a sufficient Gun, well fixt and fit for service, 
upon forfeture of paying six gilders for the first defect, and 
five gilders for every month afterwards untUl they bee fur- 
nished with such a Gun. Thirdly, that every souldier and 
house-holder shall constantly keep in store by him a pound 
of powther, and two pounds of lead (or great shott) in for- 
feture of paying foure Gilders if they bee found defective in 
either of them, and eight gilders if they bee found defective 
in both, powther and lead, ffiaurthly, that all the foresaid 
forfetures (or fines) shall bee at the Companies disposing, 
ffiftly, that if any of the foresaid fines (or forfetures) bee 
paid in wampom, it is to bee twice so much as is above ex- 
pressed. And these Orders are to stand in force untill 
further Order bee taken. 

Richard Gildeesleve 
John Hicks 
Egbert Ashman 
Jonas Houldsworth his X mark 

John Seaman 
Edward titus 
Page 34. 

These presents witnesseth that I Thomas Jeycocks have 
sould unto Thomas Langdon of Hempsted a Certaine par- 
cell of woodland which was given mee by the Town, Con- 
taining Ten Acres more or less, lying in the North-west 
woods at a place called little suckcesse, And I do acknowl- 
edge yt I have received of him full payment and satisfac- 
tion for the same. 

Mr. Robart Ashman is Impowered from Thomas Jey- 
cocks in his behalf to subscribe hereunto this 7th of De- 
cember 1663. 

his 
EoBART X Ashman 
Witness mark 

Jonas Houldsworth 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 147 

Bee it knowen to all men tkatt I John Eleson of Hempsted 
on Long Island in New Yorkshire do for me my heirs 
Exectitors administrators or asignes: sell asigne and settover 
vnto John ssmith jenor of ye same Tovn and County all that 
my right and titell and intrest of my home Lott lieing and 
beeing in ye Towne of hempstead as a fforesd the Lott of 
land at ye first being given and Granted to John Buttres 
and after in ye possession for which sale and tranoeport 
as afforsaid I the said John Ellison doth accknowlidge to 
have recaived full satisfaction before the signing and seal- 
ing hereof the land as aforesayd tranceported I the asayed 
John Eleson doth binde mee and mine as aforesayed to 
uphold and mainetaine the aforesayd as aforesayd against 
any person or persons whatsoever that shall lay any 
claime or titell thereunto, witness my hand the 16 of Aprill 
Ado dom 1672 

ssigned ssealed in presents of 

his 

John X Eleson 
Tho Hicks mark 

William Haviland 
Tmly Trancecribed 

per mee 

Tho Eushmue 

Clark. 

Page 35. 

At a generall Towne meeting December ye 14th, 1663 by 
a generall vote (John Smith junior only excepted) was Con- 
cluded that the Land on the side of Mathew Garrisons bay 
and Matinacock (which was Concluded to bee laid out into 
particular Allotments by vote December ye 26 1662) shall 
bee laid out by estates to every one to whom the right of 
Allotments belonges, to have proportionable to his estate 
of Cattle, and improved Lands for which he is Bated to 
Common charge. 

Also in consideration of some yt have but small estates. 



148 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

it is agreed upon by vote that ye lowest in estate, shall be 
esteemed at sixty pounds to help them. 

Also by a Major vote was Concluded ye same towne- 
meeting, that Mr Seaman Mr Jackson and Henry Persall 
should lay ye aforesaid land, and have for their labour a 
penie an Acre. 

Also at ye said towne-meeting was granted by roate, that 
Mr Jonah ffordham should put in for a 200 estate if he 
please. 

Also it was agreed upon that Thomas Hickes John El- 
lison and Thomas Ellison shall have the little neck or poynt 
of land lying on the east side of Mathew Garrisons bay 
which neck is commonly called mad Nans Neck, in Lew of 
part, or ye whole of their Divident, the rest to bee made 
up (if they want of their proportions) in some other place, 
upon condition the foresaid persons fforth with goe and 
posses and build upon the said land. 

Also it was agreed upon that John Carpenter, Edward 
Titus, Eichard Vallentine and Josiah fforman, shall have 
five or six Acres a peece together for their owne Downe 
towards the South, on ye east side of ye path that goes to 
Strickland Neck. 

Page 36. 

At a generall Towne meeting held ye 3d of ffebruary 1663 
was by a generall Voat Concluded upon that the Men 
(fformorly Chosen at a Towne meeting December ye 14th 
1663) — viz — Mr Seamans Mr Jackson and Henry Persall 
shall fforthwith Lay out the Lands at Mathew Garrisons 
Bay and Eastward at Matinacock into pertiouler alotments, 
according to the Agreement made at ye foresaid towne- 
meeting : And yt Mr. Hubbard Shall assist them therein, 
and Shall be Satisfied at a Common charge and they are to 
Runne Southwards So far as they shall judge may bee Com- 
modius and benificiall to ye towne ; And where they see the 
Land to bee bad, they have liberty to make them (viz) ye 
lots therein equivolent to ye rest by Inlargement as they 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBPS. 149 

shall Judge meet Also at ye Said townemeeting was Chosen 
for Townsmen for this ensuing yeare 

John Carpenter 

John Smith Nan'ri 

Jeremy Wood 

Eichard Gildersleve 

Samiiell Denton 
Wee the Magestrates of Hempsted Do Authorize the 
townsuien Chosen for this yeare to make and Acte Orders 
or any other thing that may Conduce to, and for ye good of 
ye towne. Except Receiving in of Inhabitants, and giving 
out of Land : And they shall bring in their Charges, and 
present them to the towne. witnesse our hands this 9th 
Day of ffebruary 1663 

Richard Gildeksleve 
John Hickes 

Page 37. 
Know all men by these presents, that I Thomas Jeycocks 
of Hempsted upon Long-Island, have Covenanted bargained 
and sould unto Caleb Carman of ye same plantation, the 
Neck of Meddow Lying below ye Mill, being Commonly 
called Jeycocks Neck, Containing (as it is accounted) about 
Nineteen Acres of meddow more or lesse, Being bounded 
on ye east side by ye Mill-River Neck, and on ye west side 
by ye Mill River, All which said Neck of meddow, with all 
the Priviledges and Appurtenances theretinto belonging, I 
the afforesaid Thomas Jeycokes do wholly grant and make 
over to the said Caleb Carman for him and his successours 
to enjoy for ever. And I do hereby Acknowledge that I 
have Received of him full payment and satisfaction for the 
same. In witness whereof Robart Ashman doth subscribe 
hereunto, in ye behalf of his Brother in Law Thomas Jey- 
cocks, being Impowered by him so to act in his behalf. 
December ye 4th 1663. his 

Witnesse Robart X Ashman 

Jonas Houldswokth mark 

Clerk. 



150 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

This is a true Copy of ye Originall taken by mee Jonas 
Houldswortli ffebruary ye 4th 1663. 

Know all men by these presents, that I Caleb Carman of 
Hempsted, do hereby make over unto Heury Disborow a 
Certaine Neck of meddow lying below the Mill, the which I 
bought of Thomas Jey cocks, with all ye priviledges and ap- 
purtenances belonging thereunto, (according as is expressed 
on the other side (or as is abovesaid) And I do hereby 
allienate the same from mee my heires, and Administrators, 
to him and his heires and successours to enjoy as their 
proper righte for ever ; and I do acknowledge that I have 
received of him ye sd Henry full payment and satisfaction 
for the same. In witness whereof I do hereunto subscribe 
my hand this 7th Day of December 1663. 
witnesse Caleb Cakman 

Jonas Houldswoeth 

* 

his 
William X Smith 
mark 
this also is a true Copy of ye Original taken by mee 

Jonas Houldswoeth 
ifebruary 

ye 4th 1663 
Page 38. 

At a generall Towne meeting held ye 9th day of ffebruary 
1663 was let to James Pine three Acres of ye townes land 
lying in the bevill for this yeare for ye summe of three 
pounds one shilling six pence to be paid in such Corne as 
hee produceth thereon. 

Also at ye same towne meeting was let to John Ellison 
an acre more or lesse of ye townes land lying about the 
Brickkills for ye summe of Sixteen shillings six pence to be 
paid in such Corne as hee produceth thereon. 

Also at ye same towne meeting was let t(3 Eich. Stites 
three acres of ye townes land lying in ye bevill -neare to ye 
wood edge for 21s to be paid in such Corne as is produced 
thereon. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. ' 151 

Also at ye same time was let to Kobt Bedle the homelot 
belongiDg to ye towne house for 14s to be paid in such 
Corne as hee produceth thereon, and hee is to ffence it so 
as to secure both ye said lot and Richard Vallantines lot 
this yeare. 

Also was let to Richard Vallantine ye towne Barne for 
this yeare for 20s in Corne. 

Also was let to John Ellison ye towne house for this yeare 
for 10s to be paid in Corne. 

Also was let to Thomas Ellison 4 Oxe gates in ye east 
oxe paster for 5s to be paid in Corne, and hee is to mean- 
tane ye fence for this yeare. 

Also there was let to Samuell Denton ye meddow belong- 

£ s 
ing to ye towne house for 1—6 to bee paid in Corne. 

Page 39. 
These witnesseth that I, Thomas Smith have sould unto 
Richard Ellison a parcell of Meddow lyiug upon Newbridge 
Neck, which was an addition given to John Smith Junr, 
bounded on ye east side by a parcell belonging to John 
Smith Rock, and on the west side by a parcell wch belonged 
to Mr Ashman, and Edward Titus also maketh over all his 
right in that addition to ye said Richard Ellison witness 
our hands this 17th day of ffebruary 1(363. his 

witness Thomas X Smith 

Jonas Houldswobth mark 

Eadwabd titvs 
These presents witnesseth jt I Thomas Smith have sould 
unto Thomas Carle a parcell of Meddow lying on Dentons 
Neck bounded on ye east side by a parcell of Meddow of 
his owne which hee had of Thomas Ellison and on ye west 
side it Cometh up to ye head of a Crick and from thence 
Runneth up to ye frout of his owne meddow witness my 
hand this 17th ffebr 1663. his 

Witnesse Thomas X Smith 

mark 
Jonas Houldswokth 



152 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 



Page 40. 



Know all men by these presents, that I Jeremy Wood of 
Hempsted, have Covenanted Bargained and 8ould unto 
Thomas Rushmur and Samuell Denton of the same Planta- 
tion (.Joyntly) All my Rights and Priviledges, upon Mathew 
Garrisons Neck and at Mattinacock, either layd out, or as 
yet undivided, And I do acknowledge that I have Received 
of them full payment and satisfaction for the same to my 
owne Content. In witness hereof I do hereunto subscribe 
my hand this 15 Day of March 1663-4 

his 
witnesse Jeeemy X wood 

his mark 

William X Smith 

mark 
Jonas Houldswoeth 

Page 41. 

A covenant and agreement mad : 31 : of march anno 1664. 
betwixt the Townesmen for this present year of the on 
party and Samuel Allen on the other party for the ceping 
of the west heard that is to say cows threyearould hefers 
two yearoulds and yearlings whereby the said Samuel 
Allen dose ingage himself carf ully to cep and loock after 
the sayd heard from the time that the said Townsmen 
shall appoynt till such time as. Indian corn shall be all 
gotten out of the feld or that thej^ shall see cas to reles 
him, and the sayd Samuel alien is to mack it his whol im- 
pliment during the time that he caps the sayd heard anil he 
is lickwis to cep all other cattle until the medle of Jun next 
and in cas that any of the cattle be lost that goes in his 
heard then the said Samuel is to euse his best indevor to 
find them up the next day by driving his heard tliat way 
he lost them but if he cannot find them that day then at 
night he is to give notis to th.e ownnours of them and the 
ownnours themselves are to cep the heard or send on that is 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 153 

suffisiant or els they are to loock tliem them sells, allso the 
sayd Samuel is to watter his heard twis a day and to drive 
them to fresh feed and he is also one aweck to drive his 
heard to the south meddow and leat them feed theare and 
allso vi^hat corn the said samuel shall suffer to be stroyed 
in the ffeld or any part of it by his heard he shall mack 
sattisfaction for it to the ownors thear of and the sayd 
samuel shall tack but on dog vt^ith him at atim and if he 
shall suffer his dog to rong any beast or beasts he shall 
satisfi the ovs^nnoiir for the wrong don : his bounds that he is 
to cep his heard is weastward upon the plain as far as master 
seamons fensed holow and north ward amil from the south 
woods and as far and as far into the woods as other oow- 
cepers eus to goe and he is lick wis to cepe the first saboth 

Page 42. 

day when he be gin and the last when he give over, and 
allso thos that be long to the weast heard are to drive 
theare cattle every morning by the sun be halfe an our hy 
into the compas of ground that is betwen master Gilderslevs 
corn our, and alt so thay are to drive them to the northeast 
corner of Thomas hickes his lot, and on the north Ian by 
master Jacksons half w^ay up that street or els they are to 
drive them after the co weeper and delever them to him or 
other wis to pay alt dameg don by them, and the sajd 
samuel is to drive out his heard by sun half an our hy in 
the morning and he is to com in about sunseting with his 
heard at night, and lickwis the sayd Towns men dow ingag 
them selfs to pay or cas to be payd vnto the sayd samuel 
alien in consedaration of his cowceping forten shelens dur- 
ing the time he ceps this heard in pay as foloweth that 
is to say on pound of botter at six pens the pound for every 
cow or hefer that giveth milk ayther to the paile or tliat 
sockleth acalfe, and the rest of his pay to be payd on thard 
in wheat. at five shelens the bosbell and on thard in Indian 
corn at thre shelens the boshell, and on thard in ots at 2s 



15-4 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

and 6 pens the boshel, and in cas that men have not corne 
to pay then they have liberty to pay on half in pay equeve- 
lent to corne. The hotter is to be payd som time in Jun 
next, and the reast of his pay to be payd in pheberiwary next 
and he is to have arat mad him whear by to demand his 
pay of the ownnours of the catel and in cas any dovir refus 
to pay him the said Towns men dov7 ingag upon his com- 
plaint to se him payd acording to his covenant and agre- 
ment in wetnes whear of both partis dow mutualtly seat to 
thear hands the day and year above wreten. 

his 
Samuel X Allen 
Jeeemiah wood marck 

ElCHAKD GiLDEESLEVE 

John Caeepentee 

upon the seccont day of may samuel alien went out with 
his heard 

Page 43. 

March the : 22 : anno 1664 : 
A covenant and agrement mad between the touns men 
chosen for this preasant year on the op. parti and chrestefor 
yemans on the other party for the ceping of the east heard 
for this insuing yeare that is to say cows thre year ouid 
hef ers and all two year oulds and yearlings and all other 
cattell until we secas to tack them away and the sayd 
christofer shall mack it his hoi im plyment to atend and 
loock after the heard afor sayd from the time that the 
sayd towns men shall appoynt him until such tim as the 
feld shall be cler of Indian corn or the sayd Towns mfin 
shall reles him and if any of the sayd heard be lost then 
the sayd christofer shall dow his best indevour to find them 
again by driving his heard the same way he lost them : and 
if he cannot find them that day he is to give notis that night 
to the ownnours of them and thay shall send on that is 
suffitiant to cep the heard or sep it him selfe whilst the 
sayd christofer loock them againe, or loock them him selfe 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 155 

and the sayd christofor is to water the heard twis aday 
allso what corn the said christofer shall soffer to be stroyd 
by his heard in the feld he shall mack sattisfaction to the 
ownnours for it, and the sayd christofer shall tack but on 
dog with him at on time and if he suifer his dog to wrong 
any beast he shall beliable to mack it good to the ownnours 
thearof , and lickwis he is to bring in the heard ayther to the 
parsonage gat or to the swomp by Thomas Garland evri 
night about sun siting and he is allso to go out with the 
heard in the morning at the sun halfe an our hy and thos 
that live on the north side of the swomp shall drive thear 
catel into the sayd swomp and those on southover shall 
drive thear cattel to the rer of John carpintors lot by the 
tim aforsayd and if they do not thay are to drive them to 
the ceper and delever them to him or other wais they shall 
pay what dameg if don by them whilst they are from the 
heard and morover the sayd christofor is to cep the first 
saboth day when he begin and the last when he give 

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over, and the sayd christofor shall give every man woru- 
ing to cep the saboth day according to thear towne, and 
he is to drive his heard to the south medows once aweck 
and is to have on to goe with him the first two weeks 
and for and in consideration of his ceping the said 
heard the sayd Townsmen dow ingag them selfs to 
pay or cas to be payd to the sayd christofor forten shil- 
ens a week during the time he ceps the sayd heard in pay 
as fohieth, that is to say for every cow o'r heffor that 
giveth milk to the payl or that suckeleth acalfe on pound of 
butter at six pens the pound and the rest of his pay to be 
payd as foloweth : on thard in wheat at fife shilens the 
boshel on thard in indean corn at 3s the boshel on thard in 
ots at 2s and 6 penc the boshel and if men have not corn 
to pay thay have lebarty to pay on halfe in pay equevelent 
to corne and the hotter to be payd in unto him any time in 



156 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

June next in suing and the rest of his pay isto be payd in 
Februwary next foloing and he is to have arat mad him 
whear by to demand his pay of the ownnours of the cattel 
and in oas any refus to pay him the sayd Towns men dow 
ingag upon his complaint forth with to se him payd acord- 
ing to his covenant and agrement in wetness whearof both 
partis dow mutualt ly seat to thear hands the day and year 
above wreten 

CHKISTOFOK X YEMONS 

John smith bis marck 

I cristyfor amans doe acknoladg my self bound to the over 
sears for the ceping the est hard as I ded in the eare 1664 
only that I am to have no boter for faraw cowes and I am to 
mack good all damedg don by me in the coru feld as witnes 
my this 28 of aprill 1665 

upon the seckond day of may christofor yemons went out 
with his heard 

Aprel 29th 1664 

the Townes men for this present year have agred that 
Samuel Denton shall be Pendor for this year. 

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Hempsteed the 15th of ffeb 1664 
Voted by the tound that Thomas hickes Is Tound Clarcke 
this in suing yeare and to have the weages that the Clarcke 
yoast to have 

att the same tound meeting itt was voted that Captinge 
John Scott bee the tounds Agent or atturney to state and 
plead their case and Cases about their boundes and that 
mr hickes mr gildersleve mr Simans mr Jackson Thomas 
Rushmore henry peirsun John EUisun and James pine do 
help the said Capting scott in the stating the affaires About 
the boimdes and any other thing that probably uaslj Conduce 
to the beuifit oft the Tound in this Juncto oft affaires 
voted that Checkeno bee sent for and the parsuns apointed 
do give the said Checkeno A Considdereation forhis paines. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KEOOBDH. 157 

Hamst th 17 off march 1664 
At a genarell Tound metting thar wase given and granted 
To John willums and Josef willumes Twenty ecor of land 
of apeese Ling one the norths side of water millyn hell pro- 
vided that it preddich no formar grant and that they doent 
preddich the feld with thair Cattell 

At the same Tound metting wase lette To thomas Ellnssnn 
3 ecors of land Ling on the est side of the be veil for the 

£ s d 
sum off 2 — 11 — to bee paid in the same grain the land 
dooth produce 

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At the same tound metting was lette To John Ellussun 1 
Ecor of land which he had in the year 1663 for the sum of 
14 shillings To bee paid shuch graine as the Ian bringes 
forth. 

At the same tound metting wase let to Richard Gillder- 
slefe 3 eacors of land ling one the north side of the bevell 

£ 
for the sum of 3 To bee paid in shuch graine as the laud 
doeth produce 

At the same tound metting was lette to Eiohard gillder 
slefe one eacor of Land which Josies form an had in the 
year 1663 for the sum of 1 pound To bee paid in shuch 
graine. 

At the same tound metting was let to Josef genen the 
meddow that bee longs To the parsonedg for the sum of 15 
shillinges in Corne 

At the same tound metting was let to Richard stich the 
tound loot and hee to Eepaire the outesid fence for the sum 
of 15 shilings in Corne 

At the same tound metting wase lette To John wescoot 4 
oxpaster gates in the est oxe paster for the sum of 5 shil- 
lings in Corne pay 

At the sametound metting was lett to Thodiickes the 
tound barne for the sum of 31 shillings in corne paye. 



158 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

John Smith :n: hath ye one half of the barne and mr 
gilderslive and his sun Eichard ye other and To pay to ye 
towne as Tho: hickes was to pay 

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Artickels of agrement drawn and concluded beetwen 
Captin John scott of the one party and Willeam Cramer of 
the other party as followeth 

This writing witnesseth an agrement between John Scott 
off hempsteede esqr on the one party and william Cramer 
off setocoet yoeman on the other party, that the asaid John 
Scott for and in consideration of twelfe pound a year to be 
yearly paid freely and clerly with out incumbrance, hath 
demised, grantted and to -f arme lett, and by these presants 
doth demisse and grant for the terme of fouer yeares from 
the 25th of march 1665 unto the said william Cramer his 
executors administrators and assigness all that his messuage 
in the oqupation of hope washborn, and now called the Manna 
of Hope, with the appurtenances and housses, barn, orchard, 
garden, Lands, medowes, fencings, pasturs. Hollows and 
profits hereafter mentioned, thab is to say all the meddow, 
all the hollows all the land att Hericks, all right off Com- 
monage and full librty of timber both at home and the necks 
in closed for young chattell and the said housing lands and 
meadows so to pocest the terme of fouer years as aforsaid 
and fully to be complete and ended the 25th of march 1669, 
and whatsoever the said william Cramer or his assignes 
shall necessaryly disburst in building or fencing it shall at 
the expiration of fouer years be estimated and what it is 
really Judged to be better then at the said william Cramers 
entering the premisess the said John Scott or his absignes 
shall mack sattacfaction to the said william Cramer or his 
assignes and it is further to be undre stood the said yearly 
rent of twelve pounds a year is to be yearly paid either in 
such graine as is raised in out off and aboutt the premisis 
or in Cattell a live or beile or porke all or any of those at 
Marchents pries in the Town off Hempsteed aforesaid, to 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEOORDS. 169 

the performencs of the premisis the said parties have viiter 
Changably set their hands and seals this 23th of march 
1664 and in 17th year off his Mat raigne Charls the 2nd of 
England Seotbland Franc and Irland King &c 
Signed sealed and delivered in John Scott ( S ) 

the presents off 

Joseph whetman 
Tho: hickes 
SiMAN Saring 

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Articklles off a grement drawn and Concluded bee Tween 
Siman seren off the one party and Tho: Fessee of the other 
party boath att the prcet inhabitanc of the tound of hemsted 
vze Theas preasants teastifieth vnto homsoe ver it may or shall 
ane waies Concearne that I Simone Serran Inhabitant of 
hampsted in newe yorckeshire one Long Hand have bavgined 
sett over ore hired vnto Tho: pheassey a pharme formerly be- 
longeing unto tho: Langdell desesedfor the just and full Term 
of three ears from the date herof that is to saye The dwellinge 
hous barne or other housing thereunto beelonging with 
whom lott, fencing hoUowes woodlands medowes oxe pas- 
tereg necke fence Commonage that is to say all Improved 
Landes with fower oxen Aged one paire seaven yeares old 
the other payer aight years old with all tackling thereunto 
bee longiQ that is to say one cart one pLowe and ploweeirns 
two Chaines three yockes owen haraw one Cartroope and 
halfe of the dunge in the yard for and in Concederation 
whareof the asaid Tho: pheassy is to pay vnto the simon 
serin the just and full Summe of thirtene pound sterling 
pur yeare in wone thard whete att five shelling pur bushell 
and wone thard Indian Corn att three shilleings pur 
boshell woune thard wootes att tow shellings sexpenc par 
boshell ore Cattell aquivelent the ffirst payment is to bee 
made in the year of our Lord at or bee fore the tenth of 
march 1665 the second payment atte or bee for the tenth of 
march 1666 and the thard payment at or bee fore the tenth 



160 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGOEDS. 

off march 1667 ; allso the asaid Tho phessey is to EeTurn 
the oxen and tackeling at the end oflf the Terme oS time a 
bove said as good as hee Kesaved them vnto the asaid 
simon or his asines allso the saide Thomas pheassey is ate 
the Terme of time beinge expiered to Leve the dwelling 
howes barne with all other houssing ffencin in good and 
suffichent repaire The a said Simon Sering is to delever un- 
to the a said Thomas the housing and Land Eattefree ffrom 
the date heroff and the a saide Thomas is to pay all Eattes 
that shall arise upone the asaid pharme with in thes term 
of time And then to delever to the a said simon or his 

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assines free from all Rattes allsso the said Simane doothe 
Ingage to Lend unto the said thomas what seed hee 
wantes for this presant yeare indin and whete the a saide 
Thomas being to pay it againe att his first payment and for 
the Just and dewe performance of the primesices I doe her- 
by binde my silf e my aiers Administrators and Assignes 
vnto the said Simon serrin his Aiyers Adminestrators or 
Assignes in wetness herof I have hereento subscribed hand 
23 of march 1664. this is X the mar off 

wettnes thomas phecssey 

Thomas Hickes 
Adam mott 
Joseph williams 
A trw Copy off the oEegenall tacun by mee 

Thomas Hickes 

EeCorder 
May 30th 1665 
William Thickstoone one hors Colerd Broun with a star in 
the fore heat and a hafe peni endr the naere aere Branded 
with the Leater :G: one the of Bottack aged :3: aers old 

June ye 11th 1665 
Abell gall one mare Colerd bay with a hole in ye nere 
aere and a Slette in ye of aer branded one ye of bottack 
. with ye Leater G adged 1 ayere 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 161 

June th 13 1665 
william osborn one liors Collared black Slette in ye of aer 
branded on ye of boottack with ye Letter G adged 4 yaers 

Page 50 

Aprill the ffirst Ano 1665 
Itts ordred by the Con stall and aight men Chosen for 
this present yeare that Evory man that hath any ffrontting 
upon the ffeeld shall sofichantly mand itt vp by the 15 day 
of aprill next in suin The datte here of a pone panellty of 
paying :6: pance per Eaill and 12 pance pr poost thatt shall 
bee found defecktive 

1 ly It is allso ordered that the f ance beetwene the house 
that wase Eobartt willums and Tho: larland shall bee mende 
sofichant by the fore manchen time a pone panilty of pain 
the for manchened fines 

2 ly Itt allso ordered that the fance Beetwene William 
Thickstones and William Skaddens loott shall be manded 
sofichantly by the fore manchened time a pone panellty of 
pain :6:d pr raill and :12:d pr poost that shall bee found 
defacktive 

3 ly Itt is allso ordered that the Common fance ffronting 
apone the ffeeld shall bee sofichantly manded by the ffore 
menchened time Apone penality of paying :6d: pr raille 12d 
pr poost 

4 ly Itt allso ordered that Every man that fance in the 
north nack shall mande itt soun ase for too Cep in horses a 
by the for manchened time a pone panlty of paying :6d: pr 
poost and 12d pr Raill and by the last of may for too mande 
itt up sofchently ase itt shall bee Judged 

tliis order is the nack fence must bee mended by the 7 day 
of may 

Page 51. 

Aprill th :12: 1665 
Apon Cvmplaint off Robart beedell that hee Could nott 
macke youce off his Loot that Joyenes to the Loott of Hope 



162 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

washbornes that was and now sold to John Scotte and Lotte 
now Lette ffrom the a said John Scotte To willum Crammer 
that the asaide Kooburtt bedell wase ordered by the Con- 
stabell and aight men for to poll vpe Juste as much of the 
ovtside fance of the a said Crammers as wood mand vpe 
the half of the peetichone ffance beetween the said Roobart 
bedell and the a saide Crammer 

Aprill 18th Anno 1665 
Whar as I John Smith :E: of hamsteede have bargened 
and bouaitte of ambros sutten the sellar and seller Loote 
that wase hes and sum times Edmon wodes and all his writt 
and Tittall of Landes one the plaines I the a fors'd John 
Smith have sold on to my Svninlaw Samuell Denton the 
afore saide seller and seller Loote and the thurd partte [of 
the Lande thatt I bouett of the a fore said ambros notte 
with standen I the a fore said John Smith Doo give and 
beecueffe to the a fore Samuell denton my partte of the 
home bevell pesabbly too in Joye him his aiers and svck- 
cesers for Ever From me my aires and svokcesers for Ever 
as wittness my hand the daye and datte a bove wretten. 

John Smith 
Testes his X mark 

ElCHAED GiLDERSLEVE 

Tho: hickes 

Page 52. 

I John fessecur of Hempsteede have a pone good Consid- 
eration to me paid soueld un To mr John Scott all my 
Housing medow Horn Lott with all Divisions of Landes 
Laid ouet and To bee Laide ouett anyways Thair untoo 
apurtainin and to the heires and To the asines of the said 
John Scott for Ever 
Witness my hand and Sell This 18th of aprill in the year of 

ovr Lord 1665. 

John X fessicars 
Signed Sealed and Delivered marke 

in the prsents off 

Tho: hickes 

John Smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN REOOEDS. 163 

this fore mentioned oblegation is voied and the hous and 
land stands John ifosicors by order of william osborn and 
John ffossicor by me 

■ Tho: higkes 

Cler 

Aprill 24th 
It is this day ordered by the Cunstable and aight men 
that every man that hath anay land in the Est oxpaster or 
the wast paster shall Reapair it so as Too Ceepe Cattell in 
by the 6 daye of maye next in suing the date here of and by 
the first of Jue for Too bee sofichantly made Yp apon for- 
fitt of paying 12 pance for Ech post that shall bee found 
defecktive and 6 pance for Ech E,aill by me 
Th: Hickes 
Siman Saring is To born the Cou neck this year 1665 and 
is To have 12 shillinges in good pay for his payens 

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Aprill 30th 1665 
Know all men by this presant whome It may Concarn 
that I arvn fforeman off ffLvchiog have and doo setb over 
att this presant ffouer oxpaster gattes in the Est oxpaster 
and the home bevell thatwase fformarly John Lomes Ling 
on the north side of the tound which is in Lankth fforty five 
Kooeds in Lankth in brath aight Roodes and pesably to 
inioy him his airs and suckcesers from mee my aires and 
suckcesers for ever as wittnes my hand the daye and yeare 
a bove wretten 

In the 17th yeare of his mgestyes Abvn X efokmans 

Raine Charlls th 2d by the grase mark 

of god king of ingLand, ScottLand 
ffrance and lerLand 

Tho: Hickes 

Cler 

May 16th 1665 
Sold and delivered by mee John Smith of hempsteed : r : 
to Richard Cornwall of floshing wone stere aged fouer years ' 



164 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGOEDS. 

old Collared yallouchreade with a whit face branded with 
: is : and the Letter : G : for hampsted Crapt on the of aer 
and a nick onder the Crap bj order of John Smith by mee 

ThO : HICKES 

Cler 
Jun 5th 1665 
Timothy Hollsted one hors Collared black adged 8 aers 
with a sleate in the of aere branded in botock with the fig- 
ure of 8 branded on of bottock with the Leater G 

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May 16 aNo 1665 
Soold by mee william smith of hampsteed to ELias douty 
of Floshing wone Cowe Coollared black with a whit face with 
a Pece Coote out onder the of ear branded with : g : date 
the samesold by moosses Moodg to Ellias douty wone Cow 
CooLLered black with a brackel face with A slip coot out 
onder the ofe aer branded with : SS : and G by order of the 
Constable by mee 

ThO : HICKES 

Cler 
May 19th aNo 1665 
Sold and delivared by mee Lawrance Ellisun of hamp- 
sted to adam motte one Ster aged 2 yeres Cropt one booth 
aers a hole in the of aer and a Nick onder the nare aer 
branded with the Later G Collard black by oeder of Law- 
ranc EUesen by mee 

ThO : HICKES 

Cler 
May 20th ANo 1665 
Thear wase by the Constable and aight men chosen for 
this present yaere Tho : hickes for to Eacord all horses 
and hors cinde and brande them and other Cattell that eare 
tranceported and hee is to have sixpance apeece for brand- 
ing and Keecording hors cinde and for the Eeecording of 
neat Cattell pence a peece by order of the Constable and 
aight men by mee Tho : hickes 

Recorder 



hempstead town eecobds. 165 

Page 55. 

May the 25th Ano 1665 
Theas Preasent witneseth That I Eoobart Jackson of 
hampsteed have and doo by this preasants sell and have 
solde onto Jona fordham of hampsteed all those my divi- 
sions of Land Leiyd out att Mattinneoock and in the Neck 
of Land Commonly Caled Mad Nans Neck Lying and being 
Sittuated between Mattegarits Bay and howes harbor and 
to the heirs and Assigness of the said Jonah fordam for 
Ever for and in Consideration of a valuable Sum to me all 
Eeady Paide ase wittneseth my hand And Seall 

EoBEKT Jackson (S) 

ThO : HICKES 

Recorder 
These presents Witnes [ji I Jonah fordham off Hamp- 
sted hath demised and sould vnto John Scott of the said 
Town his heires & Assignes all that his Division of Land 
bought of mr Eobert Jackson on Madnans Nack being one 
hundred Acres mor or Less which Lyeth beetweene houes 
harbar and the Baye which is Called Mathagerasun Bay for 
and in Consideration of a valuable Sum to me the said 
Jonah fordham paiyd before the Signeing and sealing of 
these presents as witness my hand and seal this 25th of may 
1665 

Witnes Jonas ffokdham (S) 

Thomas hickes 

Recorder 

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May 26th Ano 1665 
Sould and Delivered By mee James Stell of Hampsteed 
onetoo William osborn of Hampsteed on Cow aged 3 aers 
old Collared Reed Ciopt on the Neer aer and To Sletes in 
the ofe aere by order of william osborn 

By mee 

Thomas Hickes 

Cler 



166 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

More wone boll aged 2 aers old CoUered Black Crapte 
in tlie nere aire and too Sletes in the of aere. 

by mee 

Thomas Hickes 

Cler 
May 26tli Ano 1665 
Sould and delivered By mee Jarymy Wood of Hampsteed 
one cow Coolered Black with a Brockell face Marcked with 
A nick onder Ech aere aged a bout :6: aers to samuell den- 
ton By order of Jarymy wood 

By mee 

Tho: hickes 

Cler 
May 27th ANo 1665 
Cheanged By mee Mosses mudg of hampsteed one hors 
Collered Sorlle with a whit Race doune the face and 
Flacken mane and won whit foote branded with the Leater 
:G: onto Nathanell Colle of oister Bay: by order of mosses 
mudg By mee Tho: hickes Cler 

May 25th 1665 
Samell Dentan was Choues pener by the aight men for 
this present aere at the same time Mr Simans and John 
Ellesoon wase chosen for to youe the Nack fence for that 
aere 

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The Reecordes of Jarymy wood of HAmpsteed his horses 
tacen by mee Tho: hickes this 27 of May Ano 1665 

wone more Colered Sorell with witesh mane ami a Stare 
in the forehed branded with the Leatter :G: in the of boot- 
teck 

more woone hors Colle broun with a white Ras iu the 
forhead branded with the Leater :G: in the of Boottack 

Mor too horses Collered Bay the woon with a Star in the 
fore head branded with G the artyfichall marck of the fore 
meanchened Mare and too Baye horses Is a Hoole in the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 167 

neere aere the broun liors is branded with the fiuger of 
ten The Mare hath more too necks one onder Ech aere 

By mee Thomas hickes 

Eecor. 

May 27th: ano 1665 
the fore manchened hors with A Star in the fore hed I 
Jarymy wood have sould vnto Jonah ford ham booth partys 
of hampsteed 
By order of Jonah fordham by mee Tho: hickes Gler 

May 27th Ano 1665 
the horse that wase Sould from Jarymy Wood too mr 
fordham is this day sould by mr fordham to hanry Pear- 
sell 

By Mee 

Tho: hickes 
May 27th Ano 1665 
the fore mantiened Broun hors that is Eeecord for Jary- 
my wood is this day Soold onto Mr'John Scott By order of 
mee John Scott 

By mee Tho: Hickes 

Eeecorder 

May 30th Ano 1665 
Jarymy wood one meare Colered broun marcked on the 
ner aer with a hole with a star in the forhed branded on 
the of botock with the leater G aged 7 aers 

Page 58. 

May 27th ANo 1665 
This Eeacord witneshth Anee changes of Lands beetwene 
Adam motte and John Ellessuen Booth of hampsteed that I 
Adam Motte Doath Give a peace of Plaine Lande of mine 
Lieing in the Home Bevell at the reare of The North Loots 
Beetwen the Leands that wase Captin tapin and John 
Smith Eoocks for a peece of plaine Land Ling one the 
Eeare of my Loote Containing aboute too ackers which 
lands wase Ciiristyfur fosters Ling in the Eun at the north 



168 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

End of my Loote and tlie other peece of Land which John 
EUessun nou hase of mee Adam Motte wase formarly wil- 
Ham Larence 
As witness our hands Adam Mott 

John X Ellessun 
Witnes hes marck 

Tho: Hickes 

June 3th 1665 
delivered by mee John wascot by order of ray brother 
one Mear adged five aers eollered black with a whit star 
in the fore Hed and too sleetes in the nere eare to geoge 
Huleat of hampsted branded with the Leater :G: on the 
of boottack 

June 3th 1665 
Tho: Stathom on hors adged to aers Collered Bay with 
sum whit hair sckattaring in the face marked with a haf- 
peni onder the near aere and a paece tacon oute of the same 
aere branded on the of boottack with the Leter G 

more one hors Collered Licke a deere adged 'A: aers 
marcked with a sleete in the naer aer and a Lachmarck one 
the of aere with blacse doun the face branded on the ofe 
boteck with the Leter G 

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Know all men by these presents that I william Osborn of 
Hampsteed have sould for a oompatant sum of monye to 
me paid before the signing of this presents By John Scott 
all those lands Layd out att Mattinecok belonging formerlj- 
to John fosecuir and all that divisens at Mad Nans Neck 
both being in estimation about tivetie Ackres with all ap- 
partanancess theirunto belonging vnto the said John Scott 
his haires and assigns for ever as witness mv hiind and seal 
this :27: of May 1665 

Witness William osborn (S) 

Tho: hickes 
John smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 169 

June 5th 1666 
Larance EUesen one hors adged 3 aers collered Bay 
marcked with a sleet in the of aere and a nieok onder the 
nere aere Branded on the of Boettaek with the letter :G: 

Jun 5th 1665 
Richard gilldersleve one mare Collered baye adged aight 
aers & too Nick onder ech aer with sum whit hars in the 
face branded with the Leater :G: one ye of bottack 

June 6th 1665 
James pine one hors Collerd bay with a whit star in the 
face with mr Jack cunes Ere marck branded on the shoUder 
with a flourdeluce one the of bottack with :G: adged 6 aers. 

June 11th 1665. 
Tho: Ellesun one hors gray CoUer with a neq in ye nere 
aere and a hole in ye of aere branded on ye of bouttack 
with ye Leater G adged 7 years 

Page 60. 

May 27th ANo 1665 

The Reacord of Mr John Simans Horsses wone hors 
Collered Broun with a star in thee fore head and a white 
snepe one hes vper Lipe Branded on the of Buttack with 
the Letter :G: and with :IS: one the near Shoullder aged 
too aers 

Moore one mear Collered Bay with a whit Stare in the 
forehed Branded the Leater :G: one thee of Buttack and 
with :IS: one the ner shoulder adged too aers. 

June the :9: 1665 

More one hores Collered black with a whit Star in the 
fore hed marcked one the aer with 2 half penes one the naere 
aere branded one the neare Shoulder with :IS: and on the 
of boottack with the Leater :G: 

Ocktober 15th Ano 1665 

More one Hors bay with a Black Buttack and a star in 
ye for Head marcked on ner aere with a Lachmarck branded 
on ye nere shouldar with :I8: and on ye of buttack with :G: 
aged 3 yaers and ye ventage 



170 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Noveembar the 3 ANO 1665 

more one mare Bay with a Longesh Star in the fore head 

branded on the of Buttack with :G: and on the nere Showall- 

dar with :IS: and with a Lach march one the nere aged three 

years and Vantag 

Novembar the 27 Ano 1665 
one mear CuUered duuish with a star in ye fore head with 
a Lach marke in ye neere Branded one the of Buttack with 
:G: and on the Shoolder with :IS: aged 8 years 

Page 61. 

May 27th ANo 1665 
This Present witneseth that I Robart williams of hamp- 
sted have and doo bye these present mack over and sell all 
that my acomandatyones that I boot of Robart foreman 
and all aportynancs thar on to beelongin Bxceptin the 
Madow Land and one peece of Laind that I have sould too 
Edward Spreag and I the afore said Robart williames have 
allsoo soueld to the afore sd hanry persell ninteene acres 
more or Les of medow Liing on mr rainers Nack and I 
the a fore sd Robart doo by this present give the a fore sd 
hanry Persell quiet possestion for him his haires and suck- 
oessors for Ever with all apurtynances that is ore ever shall 
bee Longe theruntoo from mee my haires and Sucksesers 
for Ever as wittnes my hand 

Robart Williams 
I The Afore said Robart williams have Reaceved of the 
afore said Hanry peersell full satticefacktion for the fore 
manttiened Premesses as witnes my hand 

Robart Williams 
Testes 

Tho hickes 

June the 9 1665 
John Carman one liors Collered Irongray with a hollow 
fork one the of aere a slett in itt branded on the of bot- 
teck with the Leater :G: adged 4 aers. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 171 

June 11th 1665 
Joseph Jennens one hors CoUered bay with a Lachmarck 
on booth aers with a balle face brand one ye nere bottuck 
with EK and on ye of bottack with G adged 4 yaers 

Page 62. 

May 30th ANo 1665 
the Reacord of John smith for destingshun sacke : Nan : 
his horses and Mares 

Item one Hors Collered Bay Branded on the of Boottack 
with the Leater : G : the aere Marck crapte one the ueare 
aere and a nick in the fore sied slet in the of aere and a nick 
in the onder side aged 7 years or thare aboutes 

More one Mare Collered Black branded on the of Boot- 
tack with the Leater G aged : 6 : aeres 

More one Meare Collered a whit Gray marcked one the 
of aere with a hoole which is toren in too a sleete Branded 
one the of Boottack with the Leater G aged aight aers 

Jonathen Smith Sun of the fore sd smith one mare Col- 
lared dune with a whit star in the for head too hooles in 
the ner aere the opparmust is rant oute branded one the of 
bottack with G adged 2 yaers 

This fore menchened mare of Johnathun Smith is sooeld 
twoo Lewis Hulet this 23 of November Ano 1665 
Johnathun Smith hath realeced Lewes hulat and the mare 
Keamains Johnathuns. 

Page 63. 
May 29 1665 

Ware ase Thear wose In the aere of ouer 
Lord 1658 Giveen and Granted By Frances weekes of Ham- 
steede the half of the Madowe that Lies at marecok the 
Madowe that wase f ormarly THomas Arymitages uu too Wil- 
liam Jacoakes and THomas Ellison I The A fore s'd THo 
Ellison doo By These preasent Given frelly and fully on to 
My featharinLaw Tho Chamin hies Haires and Suckesesers 
for ever from mee my aires and suckesesers for ever all that 
my right and titell of madow Ling att the forsaid marcok 



172 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

which quarter part containeng seaving acres ase wittnesh 
my hand- the daye and aere afore written 

Thomas Ellison 

Testes Thomas Hickes 

Feb' 27 1665 

Bntred one Sorell mar with a fiacken main and 
a balled face one whit fooet and a slit in the ner aer brand- 
ed one the of buttuck with : G : and one ye nere buttuck 

with MH aged 3 years 

Mosis MUDG. 

Aprell lO'th 1666 

Calab Lanaredy one mar bay with a Lach 

Mark one the of aer and a holl in the ner aer brandede one 

the of buttack with : G : aged 2years 

Page 64. 

The Eeacord of John Gapeners horses tacen by mee Tho' 
Hickes this 9' of June 1665. one hors Colored Gray with a 
Hafpeny one the fore side of the nere aer and a haf penny 
one hind side of the of aer and a slit in it branded one the 
near shoulder with IC and one of butack with the Leter 
:G: 

more one meare Collared Broune branded with IC one 
the nere shoulder one ye nere bottack IC one Y'e of bot- 
tack with the Leater : G : with a ^ peniy one y'e fore sied 
of the nere aer and a ^ peny one y'e hindersied of y'e of aere 
and a slet in itt adged 4 aers 

one yerlin Colt Collared black with the same aer marck 
that y'e mare hath y't is bee fore wretten branded one y'e 
nere shoulder with y'e leater : G : 

more one yerlin Coolt Collered Sorell with y'e same aere 
markes y't y'e mare hath and a Avhite blace doune y'e face 
branded one y'e nere shoulder with y'e Leaters : IC : and 
one of y'e of bottack with the Leater : G : 

more one hors Collered Sorell with y'e of I oute and a 
blace doune face branded one y'e neare buttack with the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 173 

hors shew adged nine years branded one y'e of buttack 
with y'e Leatter : G : 

Page 65. 

I Jonah Fordham of Hampsted do Convay to John Scott 
of the same tound his Heirs and Assignese for ever all that 
division att Mattinecock bought of me Jacksnn by the s'd 
Jonah Fordham number five in quntitie too Heandeard and 
twenty sixe ackers : and butting upon : Hampsteed Harbor 
as wittness my hand this 6' of June 1665. 

witnes THo' hickes Jonah Fordham. 

I John Scott : do Assigne over to Eichard More Chirar- 
gion : to : hundeard : and : twenty sixe ackers : of Land : 
bought of : mr Jonah .: fordham Sittuated : and : being on A : 
neck of Land Call'd Mattinecock : on : Long : Island : and 
to the Heirs : and Assiness of the said Richard More for 
ever : as witness my hand this 6' of June 1665. 

witnes THo : Hickes John Scott. (S) 

June 22 1665. 

Delever by george hulet for y'e yuce of Mr Samuell 
Ellr'sun to ambros Suttun 2 bulles black y'e one with a 
brockell face Cr'pt in both aears and a slet one bothe cr'ps 
the other with a whit back with a ^ peni in y'e of aere More 
one briell Ster with a Cr'pe in the of aer and a slete in it 
and a Nick under y'e Nere aer branded all thre with : G : 
one y'e of horn y'e bulles are 5 yaers and y'e Ster 2 yaers. 

Page 66. 

June 9' 1665. 

Mosses Moudg one hors CoUered black marcked 
one the aer with a Lache mark one the fore sied of each 
aere and a stare in the fore hed and a whit snipe on the 
nose branded one the neare buttock : EK : and one the of 
buttuck with theLeater : G : Aged 3 yeares 

June 9' 1665. 

John Woskette one hors Collered baye marcked 
one aer with a hot penne onder the ner aere branded one 



174 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

the nere butarck with : EL : and one the of buttorck with 
the Leater G aged 8 yaers 

June 14' 1665. 

Tho : Champin one hors bay with a hollow Crop 
in y'e of aeare and a nick in y'e nere aere branded on y'e 
of bottuck with .G. and with .TC. one y'e nere bottack aged 
4 aeres. 

June the 14 1665 

Eicheard Stiche one anoxe bay with a ^ peni onder 
ech aer and a slette in y'e nere aer branded one y'e of but- 
tack with : G : aged 6 yaers 
June 16' 1665. 

adam motte 2 oxen Eead one cr'pt botth aers the 
oather cr'pt in y'e naer aer and a nick onder ech er Lach 
marck in y'e of aere thes be sould 

Simon Sering 1 Cow and one ster the .G. one thair 
horn and on th ner horn:SS: Sould to Fleshing 

mary willes one ster read branded with :G: sould 
to Hope washbon 

Simons Cattail are mercked the ster Cropt in y'e 
naer aer ^ peni under the of ear the Cow slett in y'e ner aer 
and a hole in y'e of aere 

Page 67. 

The Eeacords of Eicheard Gildersleive Joner on this 9' 
of June Ano 1665. one Meare Collered Bay with a hollow 
in Neare aere and a nick in the fore sied of the Naere aer 
branded one t'h of Bottack with the Leatter :G: Mged 2 
yaers 

more one hors Collared bay with a whit star in y'e fore 
had marcked one the nere aere with a ^ peni and a Sliet in 
the same aere and a snipe one the noes branded with the 
Leater :G: one the of. bottack 

Desember the 8 ANo 1665 

more one hors Boe'gt of John wasket Gullared gray 
Crapt one Boeth aers and a ^ peni under y'e ner aere and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 175 

a nick in y'e crap branded one the of Biittack with :G: aged 
11 yaers or thare aboutes 

Desembar the 8 ANo 1665. 

Sooeld by Richeard Gillderslieve two John Wasket one 
mar CuUared black with a hole in y'e nere aere and a nick 
in y'e fore sied of the same aere aged two yaers Cumtime 

I Thomas Rushmore of Hempsted Doe by these presents 
Assigne over unto John Scott of the same towne three lotts 
in MadNanns Neck being upon y'e first divission Numbered 
y'e 4' :5': and 6': lotts for Number of Acors as it Doth 
apeare in y'e plott forme: farther the said Thomas Doth As- 
signe unto y'e said John Alotment of land that was at first 
laid out to Edward Rainer lieing one y'e East side of Hemp- 
sted harbor and alsoe to more lotts lieing together one of 
Jossias f armans and auother of y'e fores'd Thomas : lieing 
in or About Matenaooke soe Comonly Called as will Apeare 
by the plott forme: all these fore Meatioaed lotts I the 
fores'd Thomas Doth assigne over unto John Scott and 
His Assigns f t)rEver As witnes my hand this 10 of May 1664. 
witnes Joseph Sutton. 

Cler. Thomas Rushmore. 

Page 68. 

June 6 1665. Sould by mr John Hickes Too william Reap 

2 horsses the one aged 10: yaers and the othar 6 yaers 

branded one the naer Shoulder with IH and one the of 

Boattack with :G: the one is a rone and the othar is a black. 

More one hors baye with a Star in y'e ffore hed branded 

one y'e nere bottack with IH and one y'e ofi bottack with 

:G: aged 1 yaers. 

Page 69. 

May first A No 1665 

Thear was Chosen by the ConStable and the meager voiece 

of the aight men James pine and Thomas Carll for Church 

wardins for this in Sewing year. 

June 9 1665 Joseph Givens wase Rieved by the Constable 

and ouersers for the bettinge the drum in Seasuns on the 



176 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

Lords daye and touiide metting dayes for the Sum of twen- 
ty five shillings in good paye 
June 16 1665 James pine one hors black branded one y'e 

* 

nere shoulder with T and one the of buttack with :G: with 

a swallow forck one y'e nere aere aged 2 yeares. 

June y 20: 1666 ambreas Sutton one mear CoUered whites 

with a :S: one y'e Naer Shoulder, a nicke one eche aere one 

y'e fore sied branded one y'e off bottack with :G: aged 5 

yaeres 

June y'e 20 1665 william Smith one hores baye with a 

Sthar in y'e fforhed with a^ peni one Ech aer and a Lach- 

mare on y'e nere aere branded one y'e off bottacke with :G: 

aged 2 yaers 

abell gall one hears black with a Star in y'e ffore head a 
Snipe one y'e nose with a Lachmark in of aer and a crap in 
y'e nere aere branded one y'e off buttack with :G: aged 3 
yeares 

James pine one mear black with a flower de Leuce in y'e 
naer shoulder with :G: one y'e of bottack aged 2 yaers with 
Swallaw fork in y'e >'ere aere 

abe]l,gall one mare bay with a star in y'e fache crp'tinye 
of aer and a slet in y'e Nere aere branded one y'e of bot- 
tack with :G: and on y'e nere bottack with :A: aged 5 yaers 

Page 70. 
The reacord of Mary willis horsses June 10 1665. 
one mear Collared Bay with a white stare in the for- 

1 hed and a swallaw forck in the neare aere and a sleite 
in the of aere braned with the Leater :G: on the of bot- 
ack 

more one hors collared sorell with a blase doune y'e 
face with a swallow forck in the nere eare and a slet in 

2 the nere aer branded on the of boattack with y'e leater 
:G: aged 3 aers 

more one mare CoUered bay with a star in y'e forhed 

3 and J peniy onder the nere aere and a Slette in y'e same 
branded on y'e of buttack with :G: adged 7 yaers 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 177 

more one hors black with a star in y'e forhed Swallow 

4 fork in y'e nere aere and a slet in y'e of aere branded 
one y'e of bottack with :G: adged 2,yaers 

more one hors gray with a swallow forok in the ner aer 
and a slete in y'e of aere nicked a star in the for hed and 

5 a white streck down branded on y'e of buttack with :G: 
adged 2 yaers 

more one mare baye with a star in y'e for hed and a 

6 whit snip on y'e nose with to w'ht spots one y'e back 
bra'nd one y'e of buttaok with :G: adged 16 yaers 

more one mare baye with a whit star in y'e for hed 
and one whit f oote wit a swallaw fork in y'e nere aere and 

7 a slette in y'e of aere branded on y'e of buttack with :G: 
adged 4 yaers 

Page 71. 

Soeld and deLevred may 2: AN 1665. by mee gorg hulet 
of Hampsteed too Cooues To John Dickasun of oyster bay 
CuUered Bead marked with the :G: for Hampsteed branded 
my owne brand one the horn deLevured bee fore the Consta- 
ble and woone of the overseers by order of gorg huLette. 
By mee 

Tho: hickes. 

May :3: ANO: 1665. 
Soeld and deLevured in the presents of Jas .... wone 
Cow branded with the Leatter :G: by mee Eobart marven 
of Hampsteed Too timothy holsteed marked one .... aere 
with my oune marke by order of 

EoBAET MABVEN. by mee Tho: hickes. 

Page 72. 
May 3' ANO 1665. 

Sold and deLivered in the present of John willumes 
by mee Eobart marven woone hors Oulered black sLete in 
the of aere braned on the nere buttack Too timothy hoL- 
sted of Hampstede by order of Eobart marven by mee Tho: 
Hickes 

Cler' 



178 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

May 3 ANo 1665, 

Sold and delevared in the presents of John willumes 
by mee Timothy hoisted to Eobart marven wone mare OoL- 
Lered blaeke with a whit stare in the ffore hed with a ha- 
panny onder the of eare branded one the nere sholder with 
:TH: by order of Tiniothy hoisted 

by mee Tho: Hickes. 
Cler 
Maye 12 1665. 

Leet by mee harry Lenintun of hog iland To thomas 
Jones of hampsted 1 cow Cullered yellow Groped on the ofe 
year and 2 sleets in the Crpe for thurty shillings the yeare 
in good paye by order of hanarey Linintun. 
by mee Tho : hickes. 
Cler' 

Page 73. 

The Reacord of Mr Richeard Gilldiersleve one mare this 
11 of June 1665. on black with a hole in y'e of aere with a 
star in y'e fore hed and a Rave snoute branded one y'e of 
buttack with Y'e Leater :G: and Too whit feat adged 1 
yaers 

ocktobar the 10 aNO 1665. 

the fore menchened mare of Mr. Gilldersleves hee 
hath sooled too Joseph Langdun 

May the 1' 1665. 
Loving ffriends, 

The Inhabitants of Jamaica, Wee kindly salute 
you. Whereas there was a Request made by your Repre- 
sentatives, Mr. Coe and Samuel Smith, of the little Plaines, 
and so downe to the Swamp that goes into the great Bay, 
That is to say, all the Meadow that lyes on the west side of 
the. great Swamp, which you have formerly possessed ; Wee 
the Inhabitants of Hempsteed do condescend that you 
shall have all the little Plaines which our Line doth com- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 179 

pretend, and all the Meadow that lyes below the little 
Plaines that is to say the meadow which lyes on the west 
side of the great Kiver which comes out of the great 
Swamp. 

By Ord. of the Constable & Overseers. 
This is a true entry of y'e by me 

Originall, examined p' me Tho. Hicks. Clerk 

* Eich' Charlson. 

Page 74. 

The Eecord of Samuell Gillderslive this 10' of June 1665, 
one hors Collored black with a hole in the of aere branded 
one the of bottack with the leaiter :G: adged 5 yaers. 

more one maere Collared black with a star in the face 
and a Eave snout one wall I and too whit lages branded 
with the leattre :G: one the of bouttack adged 6 yaers. 

June 11. more one maere Collared black with a balled 
face and a Eave snoute and a holle in y'e of aere with too 
whit Leages branded on y'e of bottack with y'e leater :G: 
adged 1 yaere. 

Know all men by these psents that I Thomas Higgam of 
Hempstead in North Eiding of New York Heirfor duiers 
good caus is thereunto moving mee have and by these 
psents for Ever do give and bequeath unto my youngest 
child nextt borne after the date hereoff iff itt prove to be a 
sunn which by name shall be Tho higgam and in Case 
it be a daughter that then itt shall be a ffirm deed of giffit 
to my daughter Eliszabetth and to remaine hirs and hirheirs 
ffor Ever all thatt my hous and lands in hempstead that of 
the abovesayd thomas higgam am and stand posesed with 
all at this present I say I doue give and bequeath to my 
sayd sun or daughter aforsayd from mee my heirs Exutors 
administrators or asignes to have and to hould forever as 
there owne proper Eight against any that shall lay claime 



180 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

title or interest thereunto as wittness my hand seall this 
sixtene day of march 1679-80. 

Signed ssealled in psents of Thomas Higgam (S) 

Tho Eushmoe. 

John Teed well. This aboys ritten deede of gift bee- 

John Smith. ing mede when the above sd' Thomas 

higam was sick and now by poverty 

hee is forced to sell the above spetified hous and Land itt 

is now ordered to be voyde and of none efect by Justis 

Siman Sering and Thomas Higams. 

Ant'd th's 22: day of may 1685. 

JosiAS Staee Thomas Highams 

Clark. 

Page 75. 

1 The Eeacord of John Smith Roack. June 10 1665. 
• one hors Collared baye with a whit star in the fore hed 

branded one the of buttack with the Leater :G: adged 11 
yaeres. 

2 more one mare bay with a flour-de-luce in y'e nere aer 
and a Crpe in y'e of aere branded one y'e of buttack with 
:G: and one y'e nere buttack with :IS: with a star in y'e 
for hed aged 7 yaers 

3 mor one mare bay with a whit star in y'e f orhed branded 
one y'e of buttack with :G: and one y'e nere buttack with 
:IS: aged 2 yaers 

i Jun y'e 20 More one hours Soerell with a stear in 
y'e fi'orhed Crapt one y'e Ner aer branded one y'e of bot- 
tack with :G: and one y'e Naer buttack with :IS: aged 3 
yaers 

Know all men by these psents that I Thomas Higham of 
Hempstead on Long Island doe ffor and in Consideration of 
ffiffty shillings payd for mee by peeter Mason unto John 
Thomson of seatacut bined and make over my house And 
Lott in hempsted to the abovesayd peeter mason upon the 
conditions £folloring that I the sayd higham doe in gage to 
satisfie the sayd peeter mason fifty shillings in work att my 
trade whene he shall have occation to imploy mee att the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 181 

ratte of two shillings and sixjDence pr day to Enter into his 
savins by the last of this present month and to woork twen- 
ty days in the month of febuary next in suing and by non 
per fformauce of the abovesayd I doe resigne my sayd 
house and llott peettee mason witness 

my hand this 14 of Jannary 1679 

wittnes Samuel Edsall Tho highame. 

Edward Fkench. 

Above Coppye taken out off the Originall pr mee 

Tho Eushmub Cle. 

The morgage a bove specefied is Voyd and of non Effett 
between pEeter mason and Thomas Higgam all in steu- 
meut to that purpos being Canseled by order and agreement 
of bouth partiys. 

Tho Eushmub Clerk. 
Page 76. 

June the 11 ano 1665 The tound of Hempsted deetar too 
Capt' : John Scotte fortye shillins too bee paied in y'e next 
tound Reatte for fourty shillines paied by him too Capt' 
Niokelles 

abraham Smith one hors June 13' 1665 Collared broun 
Crpt' one bouth aers branded one y'e of buttack with the 
Leater :G: -adged 6 years 

more one mare Collared dun Cropet' one both aers and a 
haf peni onder y'e naer aer branded one y'e of buttack with 
:G: adged 6 yaers 

June y'e 13:1665. Lewes Hulet one mare bay with a slett 
in each aer branded one y'e of buttack with :F: for oister- 
bay adge 2 yaers and to nickes in y'e of aere 

June 18 1665. Ssould and delevered by Mee John Ellessen 
to John Carman one Cowe Eead adged 7 yaers with a Crap 
in y'e neer aere with a beetle tacken out of y'e same aere 
branded one y'e of horn with :G: and one the nere horn 
with :IC: 

more one haefer adged 2 yaers CoUered black with a 
slette in y'e of aere and a nick under y'e nere aere branded 
one y'e of horn with :G: and one y'e naere horn with :IC: 



182 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

June y'e 14 1665 Edward Eainer one hors baye branded 
one y'e of buttack with :G: and to whit speackes onder the 
bran Crapt one y'e nere aere aged 8 yaers 

Page 77. 

1 Jun 13 1665. THe Eeacord of Tho. Hiokes his horses 
one mare Collared Baye with a J peni one y'e Nere aer 
and a slette in y'e same branded one y'e of buttack with 
y'e Leater :G: adged 10 yaers 

2 more one mare Collered Graye with a slete in nere aere 
branded with the Leater :G: one y'e of boattack adged 9 
yaers 

3 Mor one Mear Eoon with a sleete in y'e nere aere and 
a ^ peni onder y'e same branded one y'e of buttack with 
:G: aged yaers 

4 more one heors baye with a star in y'e face with 

a hooUow f orck in y'e of aere and a nick in y'e onder Sied 
of y'e ner aere branded in y'e of buttack with :G: aged 1 
yaers 

more one horse brouu with a star and a hollow Crape iu 
y'e of aere with one peece Longer than the other and a nick 
onder y'e ner aere branded in of buttack with :G: aged 2 
yaeres. 

Page 78. 

Mary willeses Eeacord for gades June 13' 1665 
More one mare Collared black with a whit star in y'e for 
hed and a whit snep one y'e noes : with a swallow fork iu 
y'e nere aere and a slete in y'e ner aer branded with y'e 
Leater :G: on ye of buttack. 

more one hors black with a Star in y'e for hed with a 
swallow fork in y'e nere aer and slit in y'e of aere braned 
one y'e of buttack with :G: adged 1 yaeres 

more one mare baye with a ball face and to wall ies with a 
swallow forck in y'e naer aer and a slet in y'e of aere 
branded with :G: one y'e of buttack adged 1 yaers. 

more one mar bay with a swalloAv forck in y'e nere aere 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 183 

and a Slette in y'e of aere branded on y'e of buttack ;G: 
adged 2 yaers. 

May 2' 1666 John ellessen one Mar blackish branded one 
the of buttack with :G: with a slet in the of aere and a Nick 
under the Nere aer aged 1 yaer 

May 27 1667 Sold by John willy sold and delevered by 
me to thomas ffezie one bull coullered Eed About A yeare 
old 

May 27 1667 sold from me thomas ffezie and delivered to 
George HuUett one bull collered red About a yeare old : 
mark't with A slit top y'e neare eare with :GH: upon y'e 
neare horn and :G: upon y'e oft horn: 

Page 79. 

THe Eeacord of Mrs washbornsJades this 14 of June ANo 
1665 one mare Graye Crapt in y'e nr aere and a ^ peny on- 
der y'e of aere branded one y'e of buttack with the Leater 
:G: aged 8 yaers 

more one mare soeld to Repe bay with a ^ peni and a 
sleitte in y'e naer aere branded one y'e of buttack with :G: 
adged 3 yaers 

more one mare Collared Black with a ^ peni and a Slete 
in y'e nere aere branded on y'e of buttack with y'e Leater 
:G: aged 7 yaers or tharabout 

more one mare black with a ^ peni and a slete in y'e nere 
aere branded one y'e of Bouttack with the :G: aged 2 
yaers 

more one mare black with a ^ peni and a slette in y'e 
nere aere branded one y'e of buttack with :G: aged 1 yaers 

more one mare Graye with a whit strip doune y'e face 
and 2 whit feete and a ^ peni and a slet in y'e nere aere 
ag'd 1 yaere : branded on ye of bottack with :G: 

more one mare Collared Lick a deere with a black strack 
doune y'e back with a whit streaok doune y'e face and one 
whit footte marcked with a | peni and a slet in y'e of aere 
branded one the of bottack with :G: aged 2 yaers 



184 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

more one mare baye with a star in y'e for lied with a ^ 
peni and a slett in y'e nere aere branded one y'e of buttack 
with :G: aged 3 yaers 

more on mar bay with a ^ peni and a slett in nere aere 
branded one ye of bottaok with :G: aged 4 yaers 

Page 80. 

June 14 1665. THe Eeacord of John Tredwells horsses 
on hors Collared whit with a ^ peni one y'e of aer branded 
one y'e of Bouttack with :G: adged 13 yaers 

more one hors Collared blacke branded one the of but- 
tack with :G: and one y'e Nere bottaok with EK aged 2 
yares 

genawary the 17 ANo: 1665. more one mear sorell with 
a star in The for head and a snep one y'e Nose branded the 
Ner shoulder with :I: and one the off biittack with :G: and 
one y'e nere buttack with IT aged 7 yaers and a Lache 
Mearc one booth aers 

more one Mear black with 3 whit feete and a lachmark 
one Booeth aers branded one of buttack with :G: aged one 
year 

mor 1 mare bay with a star in the face and a glass from 
the star and a lach Mar one booeth aers branded one the of 
buttack with :G: aged 5 years 

more one Mare gray with a streck douen y'e face with 
Lach Marck one both aers branded one y'e of buttack with 
:G: and one y'e Ner buttack with IT aged two yaeres 

more one hors Colt a dark sorell with one whit fooet bee 
fore branded one y'e of buttack with :G: and one y'e Ner 
buttack with IT aged one yere Cumtim after y'e datte herof 
and a whit streck down y'e face 

sold from me John Tredwell Two John waskoot one hors 
gray with a star in y'e fore had and a snep one the Nose 
and a lach marck one boothe aers branded one the of but- 
tack with :G: aged 3 yaers 

Boug,t by John Tredwell of Samuwell wood of huttintun 
this 29 of genawary 1666-7 one horse cullered dark bay with 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 185 

a hollow Cr'p one the ner aer a star in y'e forhecl and ner 
futt beehind whit aged 7 yaers Cumtime 

Page 81. 

June y'e 21 1665. Mr JackSones hores one Mear bay with 
a star in y'e fforehed with a Nick in y'e ofe aere branded in 
y'e of buttack with :G: and one y'e Nere buttaok with III 
aged :7: yaers ore there aboutes this mare was pontins — 
that I gavve my balld hors for with a Small pece Cutt outt 
in ye ner aere and one whit foutte 

Feb : 17 : 1665. one hors soeld Two Tommas Johnson — 
mous Culer whith a Star in the for hed and a snip one the 
nose with a Lach Mark one the nere aer a slit in the of 
aer branded one the of buttack with :G: adged 2 yaers 

In Novembr 1667 the record of what oxen Mr. Robbert 
Jackson Kild four ten yeare old oxen and one eight yeare 
old : more three oxen sold one ten yeares old and tow 
twelve years old : and A Kow : sold A 11 yeares old : 

Know all men by these presents : that I Thomas Rush- 
mur of Hempsted in y'e North Ridding of New york shiere 
Do by these presents for me my heires executors admin- 
istrators bargain sell & sett over unto Moses Mudge of 
Muscato Cove : his heirs executors administrators or As- 
signes : one eight Partt of A Propriaty on Hempsted plaine : 
the hollows y't are broken up ahed excepted : the Land af- 
for s'd I say I have sould unto the above s'd Moses Mudg 
his heirs executors administrators for ever To have and to 
hould : as is owne Proper Right and title to the true per- 
formance of the promises I have set to my hand this fourth 
Day of August 1680. 
witness - Thomas Rushmuk 

his 
Christopher ec Crow, 

mark, this is Atrae Copy takea oat of the 

Ephraim Carpenter. Origeuall P me 

EdwFrench Clarke. 
The Record of Moses Mudg his bill of sale 
given by Tho. Rushmur 



186 hempstead town becoeds. 

Page 82. 

June the 14 1665 Eobart Beadells reacord one meare 
blackish broune with a balls face and a rawe snouite and 
too wall ies and 3 whit fette and a ^ peni onder ech aer 
branded one y'e fore Shoelder with :D: and one nere bout- 
tack with :H: and one y'e of bouttack with :G: aged 8 
yaers. 

more one hores irvin Gray with a ^ peni onder ech aere 
branded one y'e of bouttack with :G: aged 2 yaers 

more one hors brouneesh bay with a star in y'e fore hed a 
^ peni onder each aere branded one y'e of bouttack with 
:G: aged 6 ore seven yaeres 

June y'e 15 1665. Edmon tites one hores Sorell with a 
Star in y'e fore hed with a slette in y'e of aere and nick in 
y'e nere with butte one le braded one y'e of bottack with 
:G: aged 5 years 

June y'e 15 1665. hope washborn one meare Reaceaved 
of Henery Dessboraw this day CoUered gray with a sliett 
in y'e ner aere and a ^ peni onder y'e of aere branded one 
y'e of bottack with :G: aged 5 aers 

The fore Menchened Mear is Sould to Mrs Washborn 
with y'e Same marckes that she had when y't shee wase 
delevered to Hope washbor f rom_ Henry Desborey this day . 

June t'h; 15 1665. Tho. Carll one hors broun with a ball 
face and too whit feut with a Lach marck one y'e Naer 
aere and a nick undar the Same aere branded on y'e of bot- 
ack with :G:'aged 5 yaers. 

Page 83. 

June the 14 1665. The Reacord of george Heuletes horses 
one meare mouse Collar dune marcked one ye' aeres with 
to lache marck branded on the nere buttack with :EK: aiid 
one y'e of buttack with :G: aged 9 yaers 

one mare bay with a Lach mark one eche aere branded 
on y'e of bottack with the Leater :G: aged 1 yaer. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 187 

Feb :3 1665. one Mar Lit bay with a whit face & 4 whit 
ffeet and Crapt one the of aere & a slet in the Nere aer 
branded one of buttack with :G: and one the toep of the 
Ner buttack :H: and one ner showelder with :GH: mor one 
hors broim with a long star slit in both aers branded one 
the of buttack with :G: and one y'e n'r buttack with :HG: 
aged 2 yaers 

Page 84. 

May the :3. A N 1669 The Record of eleson seman on 
mar corlered bay aged five years whith a whit Blase doun 
har face brende on the nere buttack with the leters JE: and 
on the nere shoulder with a cros and on ihe of bot- 

S 
tack : p : and acoult of the same mare colered black on 

whit fut behind and the other hind fut whit on on side and 
awhit streck doun the face branded on the of buttuck with 
the latur :G: and on the nere shoulder with the letuis 
:E:J: with a slet on the of eare and aneck on the nere eare : 
the mar above wreten hath a half peni on the of eare and 
one above the halfpene on the same eare 

A Record of John Marsh his bill of sale given by Mr 
Robertt Jackson Jenuary y'e 22' Anno Dom 1680. 

Bee it known to all men : That I Robertt Jackson of 
Hempsted on Long Island in the north Riding of york shier; 
have bargained and sould my fivety acres of Lands inore of 
less : as it was Layed out Unto me by Nathaniell Pearsall : 
I saye that I have sould the Land as afforesaid Unto John 
Marsh of the towne & County afores'd AVhith said Lands 
Laying Northward : of the Place Commonly Caulled Fosters 
meadow : & is bounded on the North : with the Plaine : on 
the south with Partt of the lott I the said Robertt sould to 
William Smith : & Partt with the Commons : & on the east 
itt is bounded with the Commons and Lickwise on the West 
with the Commons : Which said Lands for & in considera- 
tion of A Valluable sum by bond unto me given I the said 
Robertt Do therefore AUieanate my selfe : my:heirs : Exec- 



188 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEC0BD8. 

utors : Administrators or Assignes from Any Partt or Par- 
sell thereof : ftbr ever : And by these presents do make over : 
the foresaid fivety acres of Lands more or less : Unto John 
Marsh Aforesaid : his heirs : Executors or Assignes : to 
have & to hould : as his or their own : Proper Eight : And 
to his : or their behooffe Justifying this my Sale to be good : 
as Aforesaid Against any that shall Pretend A lawffull 
Claime there Unto : in Confirmation of which I have here 
Unto Putt my hand : and sett my seale y'e 22 : of January 
in the yeare of our Lord God 1680 : And in ye thirty second 
of his Maiesties Eeigue of England Scotland ffrance & Ire- 
land King 

Signed Sealed A: Delivered in Robebtt Jackson. 

Presents of Us : we witnes the 
interlining : with the : his or : Lands 
Upon the Marient : of y'e bill of sale 
his 

Peter X Mason. 

Marke P me Edw ffrench. Clarke. 

Edw ffebnch. 

Page 85. 

Jun the 15 1665 deliver by Hop washborne to Adum 
motte one haifer black with to Slietes in the Naer aer and 
a ^ peni ooder the same branded on y'e of Home with :G: 
and one ye Naer Horn with :AM: aged 2 yaers 

June y'e 19 1665. delivered by Joh : Smith nan to Jo : 
fordham and from him to Henery Persall and from Henery 
persell to Laurence elison and from Laurence elison to Mr. 
Hickes ; one brindled two yeere old heifer marcked on the 
neer ear with a latch marke and a slit on the uper side of 
the Same, and branded on the off home with :G: on the 
neer with I:H: 

June 19 1665: delivered by Tho: Elison to Joh: Carman a 
pair of three year old Steeres one black the other red 
marked both of them with a cross on the ueei- ear and a 
nick underneath the Same and the black one hath a slit ac- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 189 

cidentally on the off eare both branded on the off home 
with :G: on the neer horn with I:C: 

June 21 1665. Soeld by John Smith :E: to John Tread- 
well one broun haifer crapt in y'e off aere and A flouerde- 
luce in y'e Nere aere branded one y'e off horn with :G: and 
one y'e Nere hoarn with IT agd 2 yaers 

June y'e 21 1665 Soeld by John ashman To Mrs briges 
one Steer Eead Crpte in y'e of aere and a Sliet in itt and a 
nick onder j'e Nere aere branded one y'e of home with :G: 
aged 3 yaers 

ooktober 31 ano : 1665. Tranceportter ffrom I george 
Huelett of Hempsted one Bullstage broune with a white 
face Crapt in y'e Nere aEre and a swallaue forcke in y'e of 
aere branded one y'e Ner Horn with :GH: and one y'e of 
horn with :G: aged :7: yaers Come Twoo abell gall of Ja- 
maooo 

Page 86. 

Know all men by these psents that I Thomas Rushmur 
off hempstead apon Long Island in y'e North Kidding off 
new yorkshier doe by these psents ffor ever ffor mee my 
heirs Exctors administrators bargaine sell sett over alinate 
and demise two lots of medow land Containing twenty one 
acors more or less as they ware layed out at y'e first the on 
lying and beeing upon a neck Called and known by the 
name of washburnes Neck the other lying and being apon a 
neck called and known by the name of titell Coes neck 
which two lots ware fformerly in y'e possesion of william 
yats of upland there unto belonging according toy'e towne 
order fformerly made ffor y'e ffencing of medow with all 
Eights and privihdges contained within y'e ffence the lots 
of medow aboves'd I y'e aboves'd Eushmur have sould unto 
John Smith Juner Eoc of y'e towne of Hempstead in the 
County and Eidding a boves'd to him the sayd Smith his 
heirs Exectors administrators or assignes to have and to 
houlld ffor Ever with all and Singular ye profits beniffits 
priyilidges and immuntys thereunto belongin as aboves'd 



190 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

hereby warranting this my bill of Salle to be good and law- 
• full against any person or persons that shall lay claime 
titell or interest thereunto it being for a valluable consider- 
ation by me in hand all redy recaived to y'e true perfForm- 
anees of the premisis I have seitt to my hand and ffixed 
my Seall this 11 day of may 1680. 

Signed Sealled and delivered Thomas Eushmue. 

In psents of us witnes. 

Edwaed ffeench. 

Nathanill Peesall. a true Coppye trancessribid 

oiit off y'e Origionall 
Pr mee 

Tho Eushmue, 
Cle. 
Page 87. 

June y'e 15 1665. Willuam Jackcokes this Eeacord of 
horsses one llors black with a Stare in y'e for hed with a 
Lachmearck in y'e of aere branded one y'e of buttack with 
:Ct: aged 6 yaers or there aboutes 

mor one mear broua with a whit race doune y'e face and 
to whit faete branded one y'e ner buttack with :G: and one 
y'e of buttack with :g: and one y'e Naer shoulder with :E: 
aged 4 yaers 

more one hoars black with a broad star in y'e for had and 
a Streack doune from itt marcked one y'e aere with a ^ peni 
in y'e ner aere and a strepe in y'e of aere aged 1 yaers 

more one mere gray with a ^ peni in y'e ner aere and a 
slette in ye naere branded one y'e of bottack with y'e Leater 
:G: aged 3 yaers 

May 27 an 1668. more on mare collared bay with A great 
star in the forhed and the ner foot behind half whit and a 
^ peni under the nere eare and A slip on the of eare brand- 
ded on the of buttuck with the leatter :G: with a bet on the 
of buttuck aletle above the ham formerly bet with a wolse 
aged two yaere or theare abouts. 

Page 88. 

June y'e 21 1665 Jarymi woodes Horses owen mear Sorell 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 191 

with a hole in ye naere eare with a Reack doune the fface 
branded one y'e of bottack with :G: aged :7: yaers 

more one Hors Sorell with a whit Race douny'e face with 
a hoole in y'e naere aere branded one y'e of buttack :G: 

Willum thickssum one mear branded 29 of genawary 1665 
Collered black branded one y'e of buttack with :G: and one 
the nere buttack with :TWT: marked one the Ner aer with 
a ^ peni aged 2 yaers 

May 2 1666 one Mar bay with a star in the forhed and a 
hapeni under ech aer branded one the of buttuck with :G: 
and one the Ner shoullder with RB: aged 1 yaer 

Trancepoert Two John ellessun Tho ellessuu by samuell 
dentun too i yaer old stars the one black the other Read 
with a whit face branded one the off horn whit :G: and one 
the ner horn with :SD: with a Crap one the of aere and too 
nickes in it and a nick under the ner aer This 2' of Maye 
1666 

Page 89. 

June 19, 1665: These presents witnes that I william jecoka 
of Hempsted on Longiland have sould and do by these 
presents sell away from me and my heires, unto Jonah 
ffordham of the same town his heires and assignes, all that 
division of land layd out to me at the neck between Hows 
bay and mathew garrisons bay being the third lott in num- 
ber for and in consideration of a valuable consideration and 
full satisfaction by me the sayd wilium received allready 
before the signeing hereof : the forsayd lot being about 
thirty acres more or less : as witnes my hand and scale here- 
unto subscribed and set this 19 of June 1665. 

WiLLAM JeCOCKES. (S) 

July y'e 4 1665. Mrs:washbron. one mear bay with a 
Star in y'e fore bed and one whit fooet beehind with a 
SLeat and a ^ peni Ner aere branded on y'e of Bouctak 
with :G: aged 1 yeares. 



192 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

hope washborn one Mare black with a Nick and a ^ peni 
in y'e nere aere baneded one y'e of bottack with :G: aged 
2 yaeres 

Nouvembar t'h first Ano : 1665. Cilled by Mr JackSun 
for his yues twoo ffate cowes : the one with his oune mark 
Coelleread brindell with a star in the ffore Head the : other 
black with a ^ peni under each aeere the Black Cowe wase 
boeft of Kichard Stich y'e brinell Cowes age is 12 yaers and 
y'e black Cowe is five : yaers 

ocktobar the :27:AN 1665. Sooeld By mr Eicheard Gill 
derslive : Twoo Andraw:Mashinger of geameacooe one oxe 
black with A hoole in y'e of Aere branded in y'e of horn 
with :G: aged 12 j^aers 

Page 90. 

June y'e 3 1665 TheEeacord of Tho: Ellesune Gades Tho: 
terrey one meare Sorell with a whit speot one y'e of Sied with 
a hole in y'e of aere and a hole in ye nere aere branded on 
ye of bottack with :G: and on ye nere Shollder with a bLur 
aged 8' or 9 

More one Mare whitesh with fleebeittes wtha hole in y'e 
nere aere branded on of bottack with :G: and one y'e nere 
Shoulder with :B: aged 8 or 9 yaeres. 

more one mare baye with one white foote and a Star in 
y'e for he I with a- Crpe and a Nicke under the Same 
branded on y'e of bottack with :G: aged 1 yaere. 

more one mare graye Crapt in the nere aere and a Sleete 
under the Same aged 1 years branded on y'e of buttaek 
with :G: 

1665-6 March the 2 one Mare bay with a star in ye forhed 
one whit foot bee hind and a slet in the of aere and a hoi 
in the ner aer branded one the of buttaek with :G: and a 
blach on y'e Ner Shoulder aged 7 yaers or ther a bouts 

Page 91. 
June y'e 3 1665 Henery pearsell his Eeacord one mare 
black with whit haires in y'e for hed with ^ peni onder y'e 
ofe aere one whit foote bee hind with a hole in hur bage 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 193 

braned one y'e nere buttack :TC: and one ye of buttack 
with :G: aged 14 yaeres or thare a boutes. 

more one hors baye with a star in y'e for hed with 2 
nickes onder ech aere too whit feete above the fett lock 
branded one of buttack with :G: aged one yaers 

aprell :19 ANo: 1666 one Mare baye with a whit Race 
doune y'e face and Two Nickes tinder each ayer brandded 
one The: of buttack with :Ct: aged 5 yaers 

More one Mar a darck bay with a Star in the for hed 
branded one the of buttack with :G: and Two Nickes under 
' ech ayer aged 3 yaers 

More one hors a black one with two Nickes oneder each 
aer branded on y'e of buttack with :G: aged 1 yaere 

Mor one Mare Cullered black with a Star in the forhed 
and two Nickes under ech aer branded one the of buttack 
with :G: aged lyear 

Page 92. 

Know all men by these presnts that I Richard Eloson 
Senor of Hempstead in the North Ridding of new york shier 
A pon long Island for divers good causisis thereunto moving 
mee have and by these presents doe bargaine Alinate sell 
and sett over ffor me my heirs Exectors administrators or 
assignes unto John Smith Rock senor of the Towne and 
County afforesayd to him the sayd Smith his heirs Exectors 
administrators or assignes To have and To houUd ffor Ever 
all that my A lott ment off meadow lying and beeing apon 
the Nortth side off the Neck Called Rockaway aJacent to a 
place Called hungry barber butted and bounded in manor 
as followeth ViZ bounded on the North weast by a bay thatt 
parts Hempstead and Jemeica on the East by a sartaine 
brook that parts the meadow that was M John Hickis late 
of hempstead onthe south ssouth weast witth woods on the 
weast south weast by a sartaine piece of meadow belonging 
to Nathanill persall I say I have soulld and by these pres- 
ents doe sell the abovesayd lott of meadow as a ffore butted 
and bounded with all and singular the proffitts benifits im- 



194 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

Tinitys heredittiments any way thereunto belonging or per- 
taining as any of the rest off the lots of the said neck have 
or hereaffter shall have herby by this my bill off salle doe 
warrantt and warranttise this my actt and dee to. bee good 
and lawffuU against all persons or person tliatt shall lay any 
gustt claime tittle or interest therennto hereby warranting 
the same rightt of upland to y'e abovesayd lott of meadow 
that Mr John Hicksies and nathanill persalls hatth propor- 
tionaly and I the above sayd Eichard Eloson doe by these 
presents acknowlige to have recaived ffull satisfaction for 
the land aforsd as wittness my hand and sseall this ttenth 
day of ffebruary 1676-7 

Signed ssealed and delivered in presence 

of us his 

Thomas Hicks Richabd X Eloson 

Jonathan Smith mark. 

his 

Tamson X Eloson 

mark 

A true copye taken outt of the Origanell 

by mee Tho Eushmue Clerk. 

Page 93. 

Know all men by This pressent that I Thomas larland 
of Hempstead have Soelld to Mearck Mages of Hoge Island 
both inhabitant one Longiland all that my davidant of Land 
Ling one Mintinacok with all rightes and privalages thare 
on to be beelongin onLy I the foreSaied Tho: larland doo 
Eeascerv eone third partte of the Commonage and what 
Landes Shall her after bee Laideout that is to saye one 
thurd part of what Landes is to be Laied outt from me mye 
haires and aSSignes for ever to him his haires and a Sines 
for ever pesby to In Joye aS wittnes my hand this 21 
of June ANo 1665 I the fore Saied Tho: larland doo give 
the fore Said Mages peaable posesione and so doo Ingage 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 195 

Never to Molest him in y'e premises bott to Soyuer him 
from all others in y'e Land I doth not ingage — 
Wittnes his 

Tho: Hickes Cler. Tho T. I. Ibeland, 

mark 

Sooeld By AMbras Sutten of hampsteed this 25 of Feb : 
1665 one horse Two Tho: pattreg of FLushin cuUerd gray 
with a whit Streck doun the face and Two whit feet branded 
one the Neer Showelder with :S: adged 4 yaers 

Sooeld by enward Rainer Two Richard latten one haifer 
sede branded with :G: marck with my one Mark. 

Page 94. 

Julye the 31 ano 1665, Soeld by James pine two Mr 
briges one Cowe black with a white face with a Swallaw fork 
in y'e Nere aere and a Lach marck in y'e of aere aged 7 
yaers att the Same time John Smith Juner Soeld a Cowe 
too Mr Breges Colered black Crapt one Ech aere and a ^ 
peni onder y'e nere aer aged 7 yaers both the fore mentiened 
Cowes are branded on y'e of horn with :G: 

at y'e Sametime Richeard VoUeutine one Cowe Soeld to 
mr briges black Crapt in y'e of aEre 2 nickes onder y'e 
Ner a Ere aged 3 yaeres 

att y'e Same time John EUesSun Sooled one Cow black 
with a sLette in y'e of aere and a Nick under y'e Nere and a 
Cafe the Cow is branded on y'e of horn with G aged 5 
yaers 

att The Same time william Jacokes Soeld ablack 2 yaer 
old stere to Mr briges marked with a ^ peni vmder y'e Nere 
aere and a slipe under the of aere braned on y'e of horn 
with :G: 

1665. John Carpendar Sold 2 Cattell one to Mr ffordham 
and one to Samuell wheller marked witth his oune mark the 
one a aerling y'e other a 2 yaere old- 
' Page 95. 

^Saptembar 13 Ano 1665. Sooeld by samwell dentun two 
Mr ogdin one Stere broun Crapt in y'e of Ere and Twoo 



196 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEC0RD3. 

Nickes in y'e crap a Nick under y'e nere aere branded one 
y'e Ner horn witli :Sd: and one y'e of horn with :G: aged 2 
yeres 

Sooeld att y'e Same time by Eicheard voollintine To Mr 
ogdin one haifer black with a whit face Crapt in y'e of aere 
and twoo nickes oneer the Nere aere aged 1 yere. 

Soled att y'e Same time one Cowe to Mr ogden black 
with a whit face Crapt one y'e of aer and flouer-di-Luece 
in y'e ner aere branded in y'e of horn with :G: and one y'e 
nere home with :IS: aged 4 yaers this is Soeld by John 
Smithir: 

att y'e Same time Robert bedell Sooeld a Cow to Mr 
ogdin broun with a ^ peni onder ech aere braned one y'e of 
home with :G: aged 7 yaeres 

att y'e Same time Eobart williames Sooeld a Cow twoo 
Mr ocktdin Collered brindel with a ^ peni under each aere 
and a SLieitt in each aere branded oue y'e of horn with :G: 
aged 3 yaeres 

ocktober th:12 1665 Soled by Eobart beedel two george 
Hulet one Cowe brendell with a ^ peni onder each aere 
with one brocken horn and ^ a whit tail branded on y'e of 
hor with :G: aged 9 yaeres 

Page 96. 

Ocktobar the 15 1665 Changed by John Smith.n : Two 
Samuell whellar one black Cowe with a Lach marck and a 
sliette in y'e Naer aere braned one y'e of Horn With :G: 
aged 9 yaers 

for one haifer with a whit fac Now in y'e possesion of 
John Smith. 

The forementiened bargen is Voied and I the afore Sam- 
uell wheller have Sooeld y'e fore mentioned haifer to 
Henarry perSell Changed byee Samuell whellar with epen- 
ates platte one haifer darkesh brouen Crypt one y'e of aere 
and 2 nicks under y'e nere aere branded on y'e of horn with 
:G: aged 2 yaers Cumtime 

Sooeld twoo Mr Pordham 2 Sters black y'e one 3 yaers 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 197 

and y'e otther 2 yaers the 3 yaers old is orapt one bootli 
aers y'e other hatli a Lack mark in y'e of aere and a half 
peni under the ner aere 

ocktobar the 21 ANo 1665 Sooeld by Mr. John Seman of 
Hempstead Two j 'ieterEolesessen of y'e Leatell Flattes 
Two oxen 6 yeres old one haifer 3 yaers old branded all 
with :G: marcked with a Laoh marck one y'e nere aere 

ocktobar:27: Sooeld by Adum motte twoo handreack the 
backer of porck twoo oxen the one black and y'e other red 
the one with my one mark the other with Siman serings: 
marck branded one y'e nere horn with :AM: aged 6 yaers 
and y'e Vantage 

Page 97. 

Ocktobar th:15:1665. Jarymi Woods Eeacord for Horses 
one hors bay with a Star in the Forhed: and hoole in the of 
aere branded on the of buttack with :G: aged one aer and 
y'e van tag 

ocktobar the 17:1665 Willum thickstone one mare bay 
with a star in hur forhed with a ^ peni under y'e Ner aere 
and one whit fuutt branded on y'e of buttack With :G: aged 
two yaers and y'e Vantag 

May 22 1668 The record of addam mot on bay mare 
ageed thre yeare or thearabouts with a halfpeni under the 
of aere and a smal neck under The ner aere branded on the 
of buttuck with the Leter C. and on the nere buttuck with 
AM: 

Page 98. 

The Eeacord of THo:Garll this 24 of ocktor A]Sl"o:1665 
one hors Eeacevd of his ffeather in Law Jonas HoUsted 
darck Bay with a crape one the of Aere and a slete in the 
Naer Aere and a small sniep one the nose Branded one the 
off Buttacke with :G: aged twoo yaers ane the Vantag 

The Eecord of John Tredwels Lands Layed outt by 
Nathaniell Pearsall in y'e yeare of our Lord 1679 Being 
in quantity one Hundred and Seventy two acres w'eh is to 
say one Hundred acre Lott:&:A twenty two acres Lott:& A 



198 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

fivty acre Lott it being bounded on the East with house 
bay swamp Euning from y'e Marktt tree West; to another 
markt tree : standing by the Swamp : on the West side of 
Madnans neck Path : & so running Souteh & be east : or 
There About : two Another markt tree Standing att the 
head of y'e s'd Swamp : & so running east to another 
markt tree Downe in y'e Valley a little to the Southward of 
house bay swamp head : And so Running northward by 
house bay swamp : to the first markt tree : y'e Lands Abou'sd 
being so laid out there is Also An high way allowed for the 
neck of four Rods wide ; neare the old Peath : & also an 
high waye allowed between house bay swamp and the s'd 
Lands : And another high waye one y'e north side of the s'd 
Lands : between it & Tho Rushmurs : land itt being his 

P me Edw Fkench Clarke Hundred acre Lott 

The Record of John Tredwels Mark he giveth Which is a 
latch marke on the fore side of boath ears 

P me Edw Fbench Clarke. 

The Record of John Marcey w'h he giveth it being A half 
peny under each eare : & a halfe peny before each eare 

October y'e: 15:1680. P me Edw French Clarice. 
Page 99. 

Noveembar y'e 4 Ano:1665 Cilled By Hanary parSell ffor 
his one Yues one cowe broun Crapt in the ner aere and a 
Slet in itt and a ^ peni under itt aged 5 yaers more Sooeld 
twoo yark twoo oxen and A three yaer old Ster 

Cilled By Richeard GrillderSlieve one oxe ffor His one 
yuce Black with A hoole and a Nick in y'e fore Side of y'e 
same aged 5 yaers 

Richeard Gillderslive Sent in the yaere of ouer Lord 
1665: 4 Calfes two flushing to be capt and att y'e mellmus 
following when thay Came home one Calfe Collared Black 
a ster Calf had 3 nickes in y'e of aer more then my one 
marck is 

Novembar the 12 1665 Sooeld By John Smith N: twoo 
oxen two william Loranc of flushin Read branded one y'e of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 199 

horn witli :G: more one oxe Cilled for his one yuas black 
with his one mark. 

Novembar the 23:1665 Soolecl By John Smith :N: one 
Cowe Twoo Siman Serin Black with a whit taill with a Laoh 
mark one the Neer aere and two Sleetes in y'e Same aere 
aged 8 yaers branded one y'e of horn with :G: 

desembar the :7: 1665 Soeld By mee Samuell denttun of 
Hempsted one Cowe blackish with a star in the fore hed 
branded one y'e of horn with :G: and one y'e nere horn with 
:Sd: two nathanell Couell^f oisterbay 

Page 100. 

Samuell Deentun: one mear CuUaread broun with a Star 
in y'e ffore Head and a Leettell whit Speat one y'e Upar 
Licpe branded one y'e of Buttack with :G: aged 2 yaers 
and y'e Vantag this 7 of deasembar ANo:1665 and one y'e 
nere buttack with :SD: 

Sooeld and dilivared By Tho :HickesTwo samuwell dentun 
this 17 of dessember 1666 one hors CuUered baye with a 
star in the forhed and a hollow Crap in y'e of aer and a 
nick in under the ner aer aged 4 yaers cum next spring after 
y'e datte her of 

Aprill y'e 22 Ano 1667 John EUessun one mar Cullered 
sorill with a great star in the forhed small in y'e midell with 
a slit in the of aer and a nick under y'e ner aere and a Lach 
marck in y'e ner aer branded one of Buttack with :G: aged 
8 yaers or thar abouts 

mor one hors Bay with a slit in y'e of aer and a nick un- 
der the ner aer branded one y'e of buttack with :G: aged 
one yaer 

Page 101. 

The Eeacord of Mr. John Seman this:22:of Novembar 
ANo 1666 one mear Cullared a dark Bay with a stardn y'e 
fore head with a Lache marck in y'e neere aeere Branded 
one the of buttack with :G: and one the neere Shouldar with 
:IS: aged 2 yaers Cum time 

more one mear darckesh Bay with a star in the fore head 
and a snipe onee the noose with a Lach marck one y'e 



200 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

neere aere Branded one y'e of biittack with :G: aged one 
yaer 

more one mere Baye witli a star in the fore head marcked 
one y'e nere aere with a Lache marek branded one of But- 
tack with :G: and one y'e nere Shooelder witli :IS: aged 6 
yaers 

More one Mare Culleared Sorrill with one :ie: and a whit 
streck doune y'e fore and a Lach marck one y'e nere aere 
Branded one y'e of Buttack with :G: and one y'e nere 
shooelder with :IS: aged 13 yaer% 

Page 102. 

A Eeoord of what Cattell Robbert Beddell sold in the 
year 1667 one brune Cow of 4 yeare old and A Blak white 
face Cow beteewn 7 and 8 and A yound Mare Come tow A 
whit streke Downe y'e forehead with a letter Q:upon the oft 
Buttock: 

Page 102. 

more tow oxen I Killed one ten year old and one 11 yeare 
old 

The Record of Wm. Smiths deed of gift from Jea'm Wood 
Sen Know all men by these Presents that I Jeremiah Wood 
Sen: Inhabitant in Hempsted ou Long Island & New yorke: 
shier in y'e North Riding Do from myselfe my heirs Exec- 
tors Administrators or Assignes: Give and make over unto 
William Smith of ffoster's Meadow in ye bounds of Hemp- 
sted affors'd his heirs execetors Administrators or Assign es 
my three Acres of Meadow which is laied out for me at the 
place commonly Called hungrey harbour it being bounded 
on y'e east w'th Richard Stites his lott & oa y'e West with, 
John Williams lott which three acres more or less:affor S'd 
I y'e affore s'd Jeremia Do give unto y'e s'd Wui. ffreely; 
Alienating my selfe my heires exectors anmiuistrators assig- 
nes for Ever:fi'om y'e s'd meadow or Part or Parcell thereof: 
with all my Right & title thereunto belonging giving him 
or them authority to take y'e affors'd meadow into his or 
their Present possession & the same to have &. hold from this 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 201 

time forth & for Ever:without lett or molestatiou by either 
me or mine in Confermation of which I have hereunto Put 
my hand this 22' of Septeb'r 1680 the meadow aboves'd: 
being given in lue of A Priveledg belonging to y'e tract of 
land he bought of me at iforsters meadow 

Present as Witnes his 

his Jekm X Wood 

John X Smith Sen. Mark 

Mark 

Edw French Clarke 

Page 103. 

J^n the 18-1666 the Cunstable and overssers have ageeed 
with abraham smith Two Ceep'the esi Cow hard one the 
same Tarmes that Cristifer Eumans ded in the yaer 1665 
exsept in thes following pertickerllers firstly That if Corn 
faU shor that then the said smith is Two tAack other j)ay 
according Two Corne as is Spesified in the Covanant in 
witnes whare of booth partys have Subscribed their hands 
Simon Sarins Abraham Smith 

John Smith 

HANAIiY PERSSELL 

Edman Tites 
Timothy hollsted 
John Carman 

The Record of Mr Robertt Jackson his lott of Lands Layed 
out Unto him by :Capt:John Seamans: it being in quan- 
tity twenty two acres Laying to the Northward of the Place 
Commonly Caulled fforsters meadow which he sould Unto 
William Smith of the Same Place: being bounded on the 
South with the high waie: & on the North it is bounded 
with the tivety Acre Lott of Land he sould to John Marsh: 
& eastward w'th y'e Commons: & West :Partt of itt being 
bounded with the Commons also 

Entered P me Edw French Clarke 

J anuary y'e 22' Anno Dom. 
1680. 



202 hempstead town kecobds. 

Page 104. 

Novembar tlie :25: ANo 1668 At ai enerall Toun meting 
by the mager vote was given unto good man Champin half 
anacar of land Lying by the southeast corner of his home 
lot provided he doe not any way prejdich the hyway by it 

EiCHARD GiLDEBSLEVE Clark 

Page 105. 
Desembar the 7:&:ANo:1665 
Sooeld By Siman Sering of Hempsteed Untwo Christopher 
Hushurst of oistter Bay one Lootte att mantinacock Num- 
bar :60: Containing 70 ackers 

By Mee Tho: Hickes. Cfer. • 
Desembar the:7 ANo 1665 Sooeld by John Tredwall of 
Hampsteed Twoo Nathanall Coles of oistarbay two Loatas 
att matinacocke the one that wase John ashmans and the 
othar hise one propar davadant the one in numbar :21: con- 
taneing ■.44: ackars ore thare aboutes more ore Lace the 
othar in numbar 28 ore ther aboutes Conttaining 33 ackers 
ore thare a boutes 

By Mee Tho: Hickes. Cler. 

Desembar 29 1665 whar as in page 28 ther is a reacord of 
Land bee twene adum mote and John Ellessun from this 
time forward I John Ellessun doo reasine all my Eight and 
intrust of that home bavell for and in oonsiederation of 
Eicheard Ellessuns part of the home that our ffeather Lar- 
ance Ellissun Latte dasesed did io Joye Ling by the Loote 
of John Smith :E: as witnes ours hands. 
Testes his 

Tho: Hickes: Cler Eicheed X Ellessuns 

marck 
his 
John X Ellessun 
marck 
Page 106. 

Bee it known Two all men home This pressents may Con- 
searn: That I John Fossicor of HampSteede one Long Hand 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 203 

in New yorkshare in the North Bidding have bargened and 
Sooeld my now dwelling hous and home Loet two Eobart 
Marven of the same place for and in Consedaration of 
one three year old haifar now Eeaceved in hand beefor 
The Sining and selling lierof and doe ingaege me niy hairn 
exsackators or assigns Two uphold the fore manchened 
primesses against any Just propiater that shall lay any 
Just Clame or titell There untwo Two The asaied Marven 
or his Hairs exsackatores or assinges freely two despose of 
as hee shall Think as witnes my hand and Sell This :6: of 
Janawary. ANo: 1665. and in the 17 yaer of his magesties 
Eaine Charlls the Se'd by the Grace of God king of great 
Brettins fi'rance and Ireland deefender of The faith King. 

Sined Selled and dilevered his 

in the pressents of us. John X Fossicok (S) 

Tho: Hickes. Cler. marck 

his 

Tho: X Joneses 
marck 

Page 107. 

Deasembar ANo 1665. For Neatte Cattell Cilled and 
Sooeld Eicheard Gilldersleve Trancpoortted two oxen Sooeld 
Two John Wasket one stere Cum too yaers oeld 

genawary the:17:ANo: 1665 Soeld and dilevered by Mee 
Lewes hulet Two Tho: Statham one haifer Com two yaers 
old the Next spring after the datte here of CuUered broune 
with a nicke in y'e Nere aer in the tope branded in the Ner 
horn with :G: trancepoert by Mr Jacksun Two Cowes the 
one black with a whit face the other Eead two New out- 
trick 

Sooeld by John Ellessun This 21 of feb:1665. Two John 
depre of flushin two Cowes the one brindelle Crapt one 
boeth aers and a hole in the of aer and a nick under ye 
Ner aere branded one the of horn with :G: and one the Ner 
horn with :ie: aged 7 yaers y'e other black with a slet in the 
of aer and a cind of a holler Crap in the Ner aere branded 



204 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

one the of houern with :G: and one the Ner horn with :ie: 
aged 6 yaers 

Mr Jacksuu Tranc port two his Sun John fer' of west 
Chester 2 oxen one Cow and one haifer. 

Tranceport by Roburt Bedell wone Cow brindell Two 
Thomas facee with hope Washborns mark branded with :G: 
aged 5 yaers 

Page 108. 

genawary the 10 1665. Soeld By James pine Two John 
Corey of Hunttintun one mare bay with Lachmark one the 
of aere and a floeur-de-Luce in the Nere shoulder branded 
one the of buttack with :G: aged 9 yaers 

Soeld by John Carman to mathy Bedell one ster Cullared 
Read with a swallow tayll one y'e of aer and a slit in it this 
13 of faberwary :1666 

Hempstead Janu 16: 1679 The Record off John smitth 
Nan his Hundre Aoor llott and a two and tweenty acor lying 
witth it bounded on the east side by James pines and Moris 
Emry there lands on the North end by the lands of Nathan- 
ill Persalle John williams on the west by Captt John Semau 
and on the south against Tannors pond 

Hempstead January 16: 1679. The Record of John Smith 
Nan his fEfty Acor lott in lenth beeing Neere on hundred 
perch Nortth and south and jSburscore perch in breadth 
Eastt and westt with an alouance ffor a hieway tfor his owne 
privatt euse downe to y'e harbor this ffifty acors of land Li- 
ing and beeing against the head of hempstead harbor 
Swamp. 

Page 109. 

At a genarall Tovnd Meetting Held att HempSteed this 
9th of Janawary ANo:1665. It wase agred apone by a gen- 
arell vooet that all Home Loets that shoueld Bee given to 
any pearsens after This present metting shall Claime Noo 
Rittes of Commaneges that is Two bee laid ouet but apone 
the tounds Curtissi 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 205 

At the aforesaid meting thar wase given and granted Two 
Eiclieard Totten 3 ackers for a Home Lotte linging 40: 
Eoeds or ther a boutes off of Joseph. Jennansis Lane 

Feb: 15 1664 at a generall tound Mettin thar was givein 
and grantted Two Eichard Stich 3 ackers for a home lot 
bee yand Vollintins hollow 

I the afore saied Stich doo by this pressent aluenate 
from me and mine all My Eite and titell of the above spaci- 
fied lot to Josaph Jinens for his This 2 of March 1665 

Changed this 18 of aprell By me Joha Cher with Jarimiah 
wood the hors that 1 Bougt of Abraham Smith for a nother 
hors that I hade of the afoer saied wood 

Page 110. 
The Eecord of Nathan 'Berdshals bill of sale from Law- 
rance Mott Know all men by these presents that I fjawrance 
Mott of Matenicok Upon Long Island Planter:ffor and in 
Consideration of the Vallew of thirty pounds in hand payed 
before y'e Ensealing hereof :by Nathan Birdshall of Mateni- 
cok Planter Do bargaine Sell and sett over Unto y'e affors'd 
Nathen Birdshall A Certaine Paroell of Land containing 
two & twenty acres of uplands with a piece of Medow like 
land called by y'e name of Scots Medow and lying neare to 
A tract of land Called Jerusalem & being bounded and sit- 
uate att each end betwen Thomas Irelands:the upland I y'e 
s'd Lawrence Mott bought of Thomas Ireland Jun' : it being 
bounded w'th y'e brushy Plaines on y'e west side tt on y'e 
east side with y't Piece of Medow like land w'ch I y'e 
affors'd Lawrence Mott bought Thomas Ireland Sen Adioy- 
ing to y'e affors'd uplands and bounded as affors'd I the 
affors'd Lawrence Mott have contracted bargained <fe sold 
from me my heirs executers and Assignes:unto y'e affors'd 
Nathan Birdshall to him his heirs executers or Assignes 
for ever: what housing fences withall my Eights titles 
or Priveliges of Commonige what ever y't Doth or may re- 
taine or belong to the affors'd land & I the affors'd Lawrence 
Mott Doth in these Presents Promise & affirme y't the s'd 



206 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

land every Percel or Percels of it is free from any entangle- 
ment w't ever & y't all & every partt thereof is the s'd Law- 
rence Mots owne at y'e bargame & sale hereof & the s'd 
Lawrence Mott Doth in the s'd Presents Promise to war- 
rant & defend ye title of the whole & every Percel or Partt 
of y'e affors'd Premises in Witness whereof y'e affors'd 
Lawrence Mott hath hereto Put to his hand & Seale the six 
and twenty Day of December one thousand six hundred 
seventy nine 

Sealed & Delivered in y'e Presence his 

of us Lawrence X Mott. 

John Coales a true copy marck 

Same'l Tillear P me Edw French. 

Joseph Estland. 

Page 111. 

The Eeacord of John Smith Junar This 10 of Jenawary 
1665 By one Hors Soeld too Mores Smith of Jamaco black 
with one whit fooet Crapt one boath aeres and a ^ peni the 
Ner aer branded one the of buttack with :G: aged 3 yaers 

More by one mear Sooeld Two Henari Linintun mous 
dun Crapt one both aers and a ^ peni under the Nere aer 
branded one the of buttack with :G: aged 2 yaers 

Wm Lees Deed of Gift Eecoded August y'e 10 1680 
Hempstead 

To all Christion People to whome these p'sents shall come 
Greeting Know yee that I Robertt Marven of Hempsted on 
Long Island- and county of New yorkeshier:Doth freely give 
& make over unto my well beloved son in law William Lee: 
my two & twenty acre lott in y'e north woods: which lott of 
Lands is bounded on y'e "North by Thomas Southard : & on 
the south by Richard Vallantine: whose lott now his son in 
law Thomas Cheesman is in Present posetion of: which lott 
I the s'd Robertt Do freely give as affors'd only Reserving 
two acrs of y'e s'd twenty two acrs for the use of my well 
beloved Son John Marven w'ch two acres shall be layd out 
as they my two sons shall thinke most conveniant ; Lickwise 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 207 

the lands I make over as affors'd: unto my son in law Wil- 
liam Lee:His heirs executers administrators or assignes: To 
have & to hold:from this* time forth & for ever: & Do by 
these alienate my selfe my heirs executers administrators or 
assignes from any Part or percell thereof, The to acres ex- 
cepted promising to maintaine my s'd son in laws right as 
from me unto him: against any y't shall make a iust Claim e 
there unto as farre as in me layeth To:the Confirmation of 
which: I have hereunto putt my hand & sett my Seale the 
Day & yeare above: mentioned Signed Sealed & Delivered 
in Presents of us 

Tho Peirceull. This is a true Copy E,ob Maeven 
his taken out of the oreginall 

John X Marven. P me Edw French 
marke 

Edw French. 

Page 112. 

Know all men by these presents thatt I William Thick- 
stone of Hempstead apon Long Island in y'e North Riding 
of New Yorkshier doe by these psents for mee my heirs Ex- 
ectors administrators or assignes alinate bargane Sell and 
sett over Unto Samuell Denton of the above'sd towne and 
County to him the above'sd Denton his heirs Exectors Ad- 
ministrators -or Asignes on Lott of wood Land lying and 
beeing within y'e bounds and limits of hempstead lying on 
y'e North side of the plaines att a place Commonly Called 
Hericks in quantytie twenty two acore more or less as itt 
was layd out at the ffirst bounded on the south side by 
thomas Eushmurs Land and John Smith nan and on 
y'e east and North by land of samuell Dentons on the 
westt by common land at which land affofes'd I y'e 
aboves'd Thickstone do acknolidg to have soulld as 
aboves'd unto y'e aboves'd Denton his heirs or assignes 
with all and singular th' proffits beniffitts privilidges and 
Apurtenances thereunto belongin To Have and To Houlld 
ffor Ever hereby warranting the Salle heroff against any 



208 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

person or persons thatt Shall lay any Just Glaime titlle or 
interest thereunto itt bing ffor a Valluabell Consideration 
in hand by mee AUredy recaived tb the true performance of 
the premisis I have sett to my hand and fixed my Seall this 
ffifteenth day of January 1679 
Signed Sealled and delivered in 
presence of us his 

Tho Rushmur William X Thickston. 

Edward French mark 

A True Coppye taken out off 
the Origonall Pr mee 

Tho Eushmur. Cle. 

Page 113. 

The Eeacord of Siman Sering This 16 of genawary ANo 
166.5 Siman Sering one hors bay with a ^ peni under the ner 
aer branded one the nere buttaek with :RL: and one the of 
buttack with :G: aged 8 yaers the for saied Siman Sering 
have Changed the for menchened hors with one mathies the 
duchman Sumtime Mr Eichbill Sarvant for a bay hors with 
a star in the for hed and a hole in hhe nere aer branded one 
the of buttack with :E: aged 4: yaers and one the ner buttack 
with :SS: This hors branded with E.J Siman Sering had 
sooeld and delevered Two John foreman of Newtound. 

boeft by me Siman Sering This last of genawary ANo: 
1665 of ambros Sutten one hors cooelt CuUered black full 
of whit hare whit one boetli fetlocks bee hand branded one 
the Ner Shoulder :S: 

June the 7' 1666 Sooeld and dilevered for the yues of 
Edward wooster of stratford in New ingLand whicli wase 
adet dewe from Thomas Langdun Late dessesed one mare 
and Cooelt CuUared whit branded with :M: one the Ner 
b^ittack and with :G: one the of buttack with a ^ peni under 
y'e ner aer aged 11 yaers 

More one yaerlain Cooelt which was bout of ambros a 
foreSaied more one Red Cow one the Same account branded 
with :G: 



hempstead town eecords. 209 

Page 114. 

A Eecord of Anagreement made betwee John Townsend 
of Oyster Bay & John Smith of Hempsted. 
This Instrument of Writing Declareth to all whom itt Doeth 
concerne that I John Townsend of Oyster Bay in y'e North 
Eiding of New york Sher in Long Island & Under y'e Pat- 
ronage of James Duke of York haye by these presents bar- 
gened And made over in Exohaing of Lands Unto John 
Smith: now of Hempstedrhis heirs executors Administrators 
for ever That is to say:ffor & in Consideration of eighty 
acres of Upland:Liberty of mowing on y'e Great Planes :& 
Commonage as other men hath: as also A Meadow lott Laied 
out for sixteen Acres & halfe:more or Le8s:CommonIy 
cauled y'e halfe Neck att y'e south Meadow: In Considera- 
tion of which I y'e s'd John Townsend Do by these psents: 
Assigne & make over:Unto John Smith of Hempsted & his 
Heirs for ever:A ten acre Lott of Up Land Lying in Jameca 
Joyning on Alexander y'e Scotsman:ct halfe y'e Eight of 
Land Meadow & Upland y't belongeth to y'e whole Eight 
of Henry Townsend Sen in Oyster Bay:excepting the house 
Lott:in y'e town with his Addetion in the Eeare:with halfe 
the Commonadge thereto belonging :that is alredie Laide 
out or hereafter shall be:as witnes our hands and seals this 
nine & twentyeth Day of Ap'lhone Thousand Six Hundred 
Seventy & nine 

Signed Sealed & Delivered John Townsend. 

in Y'e Psents of John Smith. 

Henby Tounsend Sen. 

his 
Caleb X whightt. P me Edw French. Clar. 

marke 
Thomas Webb. Clarke. 

Page 115. 

The Eeacord of Abraham Smith this 16 of geuawary AN: 
1665. one hors Eest of willum Chattertun Surell with a whit 



210 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

face and 4 whit feet with two ^ penes under the of aere 
Now trance port two mary willes aged 3 yaers 

more one hores Eest of John wasket Mous dun with a ^ 
peni under of the iiper sied of the ner aer Now Trance port 
Two John Ohen aged 4 yaers 

more one hoers bay with a star in the forehed bout of 
Tho:willet branded one the ner showlder with :SB: 

May th : 12 1666 Sooeld by mee Abraham Smith one Mar 
Bay with a star in the forlaed with a crp in the of aer and a 
^ peny under the Ner aere branded one the of buttack with 
:G: aged one yaer Two John few of hampsted 

Jenewery 30 : 1666 Changed By abrahm Smith with John 
Jacksun one hors gray with a slet in the of aer and a hollow 
Crap in y'e ner aer Brad on the of buttack with The Letter 
:G: aged 4 yaers for and in Consederation of the affore saied 
hors the a fore saied John Jacksun hath delevered two the a 
fore saied smith one mare Black with a Balle face and Crap 
one the Ner aere Branded one y'e Ner Buttack with :M: and 
one the of buttack with :I: aged 3 years 

May 5 1667 Sold to John Carpenter one Mare 4 yaers old 
A Mouse dun a Crop upon Each eare with A half penny 
under the Neare eare and Branded with y'e Letter :G: upon 
the oft Buttock 

more one hors Colt A Dark Bay and A Crop on the oft 
eare A halfpeny one y'e Neare Eare and A slitt one the 
top of y'e neare Branded in the oft Buttock with y'e Letter 
G: 

Page 116. 

Be it known unto all men by thes presants that I Aron ffor- 
man of Hemsted upon long Hand have bargened granted 
and sould unto Thomas langdon of the same plantation 
(for A pris consederable) my dweling hous cellar barn house 
lot yards gardins and all the tres therin grouing, with all the 
fens belonging ther unto all which said hous seler barn 
hous lote yards and gardin I purchesed of Addam mott of 
Hemsted afor said haveing formarly ben the dwelling hous 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 211 

of christofer foster : and allso I have granted and sould 
unto the s'd Thomas langdon seaven acors and A halfe of 
medow lying and setuate upon the neck cominly called Mr. 
Stecklings neck being the on halfe of my fifteene acar lot 
the which is equely to be devided betwext us, all of which 
s'd dwiling hous celer barn hous lote yards and gardins and 
medows, I the s'd Aron forman dow herby allyanate from 
me my eyers exsecutors adminestrators : to the s'd Thomas 
langdon his eyers executors and adminestrators for them and 
ther sucsesours to inioy as their proper right for ever and 
I dow now at presant give to the s'd Thomas langdon pose- 
tion of the s'd hous lote gardin and medow and dow herby 
ingage my selfe allso to give him full and free posetion of 
the s'd hous seler barn and yards at or befor the thrtieth 
day of may next insuing the date her of and to deliver the 
s'd housing and lands cler from all rats past till that time in 
wetnes where of I dow her unto sett my hand this 17 day of 
November 1662. Stilo novo his 

in presance of Akon X ffobmon 

John Smith mark 

Jonas houldswokth. 

This is A tru copi tacen out of the oregenall 

by me EiCHABD Gildeeslbtb Clark. 

Page 117. 

Samuwell aliens bill of sail Kno w all men by This pres- 
ent whom it may consarn that I Joseph genius of Hemp- 
steed have sould and by this do alinate and sell away from 
me my hairs to Samuwell alien of the same tound and 
his hairs all my ackacommandatyoues housing and land be- 
longing thereunto belonging exsapting the dung that lieth 
abouet the hous which the asaied Samuwell alien is to have 
given mee six penc pr load for it the sfiied houesing and 
land and all prevaleges as afore sayd I the saied Joseph 
genens dooe her by sell and delever two the saied Samuwell 
alien for and in consederation of one cow now in the pos- 
seshon of the saied Samuwell which cow is to be delivered 



212 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

fortch with two the Saied Joseph genens and further the 
saied Samuwell is two pay eight and twenti shillins mor 
in Corn good and marchanable at price Curant one half 
in whet and the other half engen at or bee for the 
first of feberwary next in suing the date herof and the 
saied Joseph genens is to give the asaied Samuwell 
aUen quiet posseshon of the premesses forth with and 
dooth ingage the premesses to bee farme and athentick in 
law and he is to Live in y'e hous as he please; till the 
midell next in sewing the date her of in witnes and Confar- 
mation of the premesses both partis do resspacktively set 
two thair hands and sells to allso his sell this second of 
October in the year 1665 

wittnes Joseph genens (S) 

Jonah Fordhan his 

John Smith Samwell X allen 

marke 

Page 118. 

Att a Courtt held at hempstead by his mai'ts athoryty 
Apiill 7 : 1680. Captt Thomas Townsend pll't Thomas 
Jones defft'd in an action off debtt the plaintiff not apear- 
ing is non Suted and to pay costt off Courtt 

The Eecord of A Bill of Sale given to William Smith by 
Eobertt Jackson Know all men by these psents : That I 
Mr Eobertt Jackson of Hempsted in y'e North Eidiu'g of 
yorkshier on Long Island have Absolutly bargained sould 
& made over : to William Smith of y'e same Place twenty 
two acres of Uplands alredy Layed out : Lying & being at 
A place Commonly called ffosters Meadow : the frunt to the 
high way ward south ward : North & East to y'e com- 
mons : and west aioyning to a fiveth acre lott belonging to 
Mr Eobertt Coe of Jemecah : I say I the foresaid Mr 
Eob'et Jackson have absolutely bargained sould and made 
over the fore mentioned tract of Land with all the trees & 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 213 

timber standing & Lying : ffrom me my heirs executors ad- 
ministrators : or assignes : to tlie foresaid William Smith : 
his heirs executors administrators : to have & to hould for 
ever and Do by these Presents worant this my sale good in 
Law : ffree ffrom all former gifts Sales morgages or any 
other iust claime : or any Person or Persons : what so ever 
and for y'e true Performance of all & every of the foremen- 
tioned premises I have sett to my hand & seale this 17 of 
ffeba'y 1678, 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in y'e 
psents of Us. Robeett Jackson. 

John Skidmobe. 

MoEACE Smith. This is atrue Coppy of y'e Origenall 

P me Edw French 
Clar. 

Page 119. 

Bee it knon Twoo all men hom This pressent may Con- 
sarn That I John Carpender of hampsteed have bargened 
and doo by This pressent faranly selle & delever Two 
abraham Smith booeth inhabitance of the Touend of hemp- 
steed and in the North Riding of new yorckshar My Now 
dwelling houes and barn and home looet with all My other 
lands both madow <t upland with all My fencing in at & 
abouet y'e premeses I saye I have soeld the fore Meanchened 
premesses from mee my hairs exsackutores or assigns un- 
two y'e fore menchened abraham smith Two him his hairs 
exsackatores or assignes pessabley To in ioye with all y'e 
Rites tittells and intrustes in at and about the premesses 
that is or hereafter shall aries and I the afoer saied John 
Carpender doo bind me my hairs exsackatores and assignes 
Two uphoeld the fore mencheaed premesses against any Just 
propriater that shall aries Two the saied abraham smith 
him his hairs exsackatores or assignes as wittnes my hand 
and selle This 24 of genawary ANo : 1665. and in the 17 
yaer of his Magesties Raine Charles the second by the grace 



214 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

of god king of great brittens france and Irland defender of 
tire faith king Sined Sailed and delivered in the pressents 
of us 

Thomas hickes Cler. 

Adam Mott. John Ceakentee. (S) - 

EaDMAN TITUS, 

Page 120. 

ffeb : 10 ; ANo 1665. At a genarall Touend Meetin it wase 
voted by the Mager part of y'e thound y't the feeld should 
bee upheld and Mantained for inglish Corn & engin Corn 
for this insuin yaer accordin to Custum as it hath been hee 
beefore 

Ayustt 13 1679. Know all men by these psets thatt I 
Abraham Smith off Hempstead for mee my hers Exttos ad- 
ministraters or asig I have Sould Unto Mrsts ComAvell off 
Cornbey his liiers Exestors administrators or assignes y'e 
full and Just sume of one hundred acors off land when hee 
the above say Rich Cornell shall taken up or shall see cause 
too take itt up witthout y'e lands allred' loted the a bove 
say'd Mr Rich Cornell have all redy taken up the land taken 
up by the above sayd Rich Cornewell the Land above spes- 
ified* is bounded 

Page 121 . 

Tho: genes his bill of sale Know all men by thes pres- 
sents that John woUy of hampsteed one long Island doo by 
thes pressentts for Mee my hairs exsackatores Administra- 
tors or assignes bargen Sell and llett over vanto Thomas Jones 
of oyster by to him the sayd Jones his hairs execateators ad- 
ministratres or assigns all my right and titell in the half 
part of those two lotts Joyining to getther upon a Neck 
Commanly Called Matthaw garresons Neck the on of them 
formarly willium Scaddings and the other of them Richard 
EUessuns with the comanag ther unto beelonging apon the 



* The above is a literal transcription of the record, but the meaning 
is somewhat obscure. — Ed. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 215 

Same Nack for the vallow of three pouend teu shillins 
as wittaes my hand this 29 of Novembar 1664 in pressents 
of us 
Thomas EushMur his 

John teedwell. John X wolly. 

Lenerd Disbeour. mark, 

a treu Coppy taoken ouet of the princaple 
by Me Tho: hickes. Cler. 

Page 122. 

Sooeld by Thomas Statham This 6 of March 1665. The 
hers which wose formarly John Jacksunes which is Rea- 
corded Two Me in page 28 Two Abraham Smith of hamp- 
steed 

Trancepoert one ackcount by Kichard ellessun Two 
ThoMas Rushmur one haifer CuUered black with a Neck 
under the Ner aer and Two nickes under the of aer branded 
one the of horn with :G: aged three yaers this 2 of aprell 
1666. 

This foer menchened bargen of Tho Statham and Abraham 
Smith is voied by them booth by thair order by mee 

Tho : HICKES Cler. 

decemb' : 18 1666. sould by Tho : Southard unto Jo: 
ffordham one black three yeare old steer come, which is a 
segge branded one the off home with the letter :G: and one 
the neere home with the letters :TS: with a floure de luce 
cut in the off eare 

Page 123. 

Trancepoert this 11 : of genawary 1666. By Mee Samuwell 
Dentun Two John Ellessun one Cow CuUered Black with a 
whit face Crajjt one booth aers Branded one the' of horn 
with :G: aged 7 yaers and one Ster black with a whit spooet 
in his face with a Crap in y'e of aere and Two Nickes in it. 

delevared by John Jacksun to answar ye vardet of the Cort 
of sseshons Two mosses mudg this 6 : of march 1667. one 



216 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBPS. 

hors CuUared gray with a hollow Crap on y'e ner aere and a 
slet in y'e of aere branded one the of buttack with :G: aged 4 
yaers mor by one hors black with a star in the fore hed and 
a snip one the noes and one whit fooet beefore and a lach 
mark one the of aere and a slit in ye ner aer branded one 
the of buttack with the Letter :Gr: and one' the ner buttack 
with :EI: aged one yaer 

Page 124. 

Know all men by these psents thatt I Abraham Smith of 
Hempstead Apon Long Isleud in y'e North Ridding off 
New Yorshier have soulld and doe by these psentts sell Ali- 
nate and demise ffor mee my hiers exectors administrators 
or asignes on hundred Aacors off wood Land linning and 
beeing witthin y'e bounds of Hempstead in any partt or 
parcell witthin y'e bounds of hempstead nott allredy granted 
or layd outt, the Neckes on y'e South or North side Exep- 
ted according as y'e Towne order hath allredy Bxeopted on 
hundred acors off wood Land which bought of Richard Elo- 
sun of y'e Towne afforesayd according to the premisis af- 
fors'd of the aboves'd Abraham have sould unto Mr Rich- 
ard Cornwall his heirs Exectors administrators or asignes 
ffor Ever To have and To holld to all intents and purposes 
privilidges and Imunitys thereunto belongen ffor and in 
Considration off a Valluabell consideration allredy recaived 
by mee which abovesayd land is allredy layd out by Captt 
John Seaman as abovesayd and acceptted by the abovesayd 
Mr Richard Cornewell according to the premisis abovesayd 
lining and beeing to y'e North weastt off that pond Called 
and knowen by y'e Name of littell suckses pond in Length 
Eight score perches and in breadth on hundred perch to 
the true perfformanc of the premisis abovesayd I have sett 
to my hand and seall this 22 off' septteml)er 1679. 

Signed and Sealled and 
deliverd psents off us Abbaham Smith. 

Tho Rushmue 

William Osbuebne. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOllDS. 217 

Page 125. 

This Eeacord Testifies ande agremeut beetweene gosepli 
ginins of The one party and The Cun stable and the Over- 
sers of hempsteed of the other party as followeth :Viz: as 
folloeitth y't : I the saied ginins have hiered of the parsens 
afore saied a ffarm formmarly Called and knon by the nam 
of the parssenadg ffarm Sittueatted in the Tound of hamp- 
steed and in the North riding of New yorkshar during the 
time and term of two yaer from the datte her of with all 
rites and titells apurtinances and priviladges in and about 
the premesses withall the housing Land fencing hollowes 
woodlands Meddews pastregs att home and a broad or any 
thing apartaining thar untwo for and in Considerattion I 
y'e saied ginins doo bind me my hairs axsackatores admin- 
isstrators or assigns Two pay or Caues Two bee paied the 
Just and full sum of seven pouend :5: shill par yaer that is 
Two say seven pound 5 shillins at or bee fore the 25 of 
march Cum twellf month which will be in y'e yaer 1666 and 
the Second pay Ment that day com twellf Month which will 
bee in the yaer 1667 the fore Menchened payments are two 
bee in Corn or cattell aquifilant the corn that is two bee 
paied is one thurd ottes one thurd in come one thurd whet and 
the asaied farm is to bee istamated at the asaied ginins ent- 
ring and Lickwise when his time is ouet and what it is beetter 
the ad oversers is two pay the saied ginins ouet of his rent 
this a fore mench pay ments is two bee paied the Cunsta- 
ble and over Sers ffor the yues off The Touend ass Wittnes 

Page 126. 

My hand and Sell 7 off March ANo : 1666-5 and in the 17 
yaers of his Magesties Eaieri Charles The Second By The 
Grace of god king off great brittins franc and Irland de- 
fender of the ffaith king his 

Testes Thomas hickes Joseph X ginins (S) 

Cler mark 



218 hempstead town becobds. 

Page 127. 

march tlie 9 1665. At a cort of the Cunstable and over- 
sers held by the generalls apointing under his Eiatt hines 
James the duck of yorck held at hampsted this 9 of March 
Eichard Letten plantve against Eward Eainar in a action 
of det. 

Tranceport by John fosecur Two Mr bolides for one Cow- 
black with 2 Noches in the ner aer branded one the of horn 
Avith :G: aged 9 yaers 

May 10 1666 Trancepoert By John Chew to Abraham 
Smith Two Cowes mark one y'e horn with :ES: Moer by 
John hickes Too Abraham Smith one Cow for the yues of 
John Chew 

Hemsted novembear the 4 day :1695. The eyar marck 
of John Sothard is a flour de leuse one the Eight eare and 
a latch undear the Left eare this Eecorded by mee 

Thomas Gildebsleevb. 
Clarck. 

Page 128. 

Bee it knon Two all Men home this pressent may Concarn 
that I Leues hulet of hamsteed one long iland in the Nort 
Eiding of New york shair have demissed and grantted and 
dooth demis and farmly Selle and delever all my devadant 
of land ling at Madnans Neck being numbar 7 and in quain- 
taty of ackers 15 mor or les as it wase laied out for :a: val- 
loble sum moving mee thar untwo two Thomas Statham of 
the same place I say I have Soeld the foer menchened 
premesses Two the fore saied Thomas Statham him his hairs 
axsakatores or assignes pessabley Two ingoye as from mee 
my hairs axsackatores or assignes with all Eittes prevalages 
and purtynances of timbar pastreges mashes mines mineralls 
quarlles in at and abouet the premesses as wittnes My hand 
and Selle This 16 : of genawary ANo : 1665 and in the 17 : 
yaer of his Magesties Charll the Second by the grace of god 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDK. 219 

king of grett brittens franc and Iiiaiid defender of the faith 
king siened selled and delevered in y'e pressents of us 
Thomas hiches Cler. his 

ElCHAED GiLdERSLEVE. LeWES X HULET. (8) 

mark. 
Page 129. 

bee it knone Two all men by This pressent hom this may 
Consern That I george hulet of hampsted in the North Rid- 
ing of New yorkshir have bargened and doo by this pressents 
farmly selle and dilever all my deveidant of Land at Mad- 
nans Neck ling in numbar :8: beeing in quanttaty of ackers 
40 mor or les as it was laied ouett Two Thomas Statham of 
the same place I say I have Soueld the foer menchened 
premesses with all rittes titells apurtinanis and privaladges 
of timbar pastbreges Marshes Mins Minarells quarls that is in 
at or abouet the premesses as a fore saied Two the forsaied 
Statham him his hairs axsackatores or assignes his two des- 
pose of as hee shall see Cauese Two have and Two hold as 
free Land from mee my hairs axsackatores or assignes as 
witnes my hand and Sell this 18 of genawary ANo : 1665 and 
in the 17 yaer of his magesties Eain Charls The Second by 
the grace of god king of great brittens f ranee and Island 
defender of the faith king Sined Selled and delivered in 
the pressents of us Testes 

Thomas Hickes Cler. hi^ 

his GEORGE X hulet (S) 

Samuwell X dentuns mark. 

Mark. 

Page 130. 

Att a generall Towne Meetting helld at hempsted May 12 : 
1680. there was sould att an outt Crye to Eichard Gillder- 
sllve olid mr Eich gillderlslves sun the fortt and the old 
meeting hows that partt of y'e fortt excepte that stands in 
Jerimias woods lott for y'e sum of two pound twellf shillings 
in meeting house pay 02 12 00. 



220 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

att y'e ffore going Towne meeting there was granted unto 
Elias Durland fiiffty acors of land acording to y'e former 
towne order of ffiffty acor men. 

At the towne meeting affores'd there was given and 
granted unto danill Beadell tliree quarters of an acor of land 
lying part of it in y'e swamp and partt apon the side hill 
lying against his house bounded by y'e brook on y'e north 
by the Crooked ttree apon the west partt and on the south 
by the highway for the which land he is to pay a good Cow 
sound wind and limb. 

Att the towne meeting aboves'd there was given and 
granted unto Thomas Rushmur by generall Voatt all the 
Comon land lying on the south side of his mill place nott 
exceeding the quantity of on hundred acors if so much bee 
found Common iff nott so much then what is to bee found 
more or less. 

Att the same towne meeting abovesayd there was sould 
unto Samuell Emory att an out Crye a parcell of land con- 
taining two acors of land more or less lying and being tween 
thomas Champion and the corner of John carmans ffence 
and to runapon a south line leaving a high way six rods 
broad and to cleere the highway suffitiantly for carts to pas 
lodin or empty betwen John pines lott and the land that is 
sould him, and to pay fforth with in pay according to the 
meeting hous ratte the full and Just sume of ffive pounds 
three shillings and three pence. 

Page 131. 

The Reaoord of John Carman Trancepoert two Richard 
latten one Cow Read with a hollow Crap in the of aer and a 
slit in it branded on the of horn with :G: and one the ner 
horn with :IC: aged 8 yaers 

March the 17 : 1665-6 one mar bay with a star in the for- 
hed Crypt one the of aer and aslet in the uere aere and a 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 221 

whit snip one the Noes branded one the of buttack with :G: 
aged 10 yaers 

More one hors bay with a hollow Crap one the of aer and 
aslet in the Crap branded on the of buttack with :G: aged 3 
yaers 

Mor one Mar CuUered Black with a hollow Crap on tlie of 
aer and a slet in the hollow Crap brandded one the of buttack 
with. :G: aged wone yaer 

Sooeld by John Carman Two abraham smith of hamp- 
steed one hors bay with a streck doun, with a hollow Crap 
in the of aer and a slit in the Crap brandded one the 
of buttack with :G: This 28 of may 

More by one Cow Trancepoert Two Mathew beedell. 

Page 132. 

Know all men to hom this may any way cosara that I 
william Thectston of Hemsted in the north Riding of new 
york Sher have sould unto Cristoffer yemans in the couuti 
aboves'd me my eyers exsacutors adminestrators or assigns 
unto him the s'd christofer his eyers exsecators almi'ies'rd 
or asigns alot of land sctuate and being in madnans neck so 
comminly called it being in number forty thre and in quan- 
tity of accrs thar as it was laid out at the first I say I the 
aboves'd william Theckston have sould unto the aboves'd 
christof or yemans the lot abov spesified : and dow by thes 
presants fullly frely and abselutly bargain sell ami all yen- 
ate from me my eers exsecutors adminestrators or asigns 
unto him the s'd christofor his eyers exsecutors adminstra- 
tors or asigns to have and to hould as his oun for ever with 
all rights and preveleges therunto belonging or ever shall 
here after belong unto the s'd lote upon the s'd neck and 
dow uphold the promesis to be lawfull athentick and from 
any that shall here after that shall lay any just claime ther- 
unto and to the true peerformmance of the premisis I have 
seet to my hand and sealle This 6 of desember in the yere 
of our lord 1669 : and in the on and twenteth yere of his 



222 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

magistis Raine charls the second by tlie grace of god king of 
great britton franc and larland defender of the faith king 
sined sealed and delivered in the presanc of us 
wetnes 

his his 

James X mot. william X Theckston. (S) 

mark mark. 

ElCHARD GiLDERSLEVE. 

Clark. 

Page 133. 

This Indenture Witnesseth that I John Dyer of Matena- 
coke Upon Long Ireland with in y'e North Rideing with in 
y'e Couuty of yorkshire Husbandman have sold unto Rich- 
ard Lettin of Oyster Bay of y'e affore said Rydeing Hus- 
bandman his Aeyurs Executors Administrators and Assignes 
for ever all my Right in and ujDpon A sertaine persall of 
Land lyeing att Matanaeoke afores'd with all the housseing 
orchards Meeddows pastures Comonages Crandges or Any 
other privieligges or immunities what soever there unto 
belonging or heare After to belong or Apperbaiue After y'e 
Death or decease of Mee y'e Asaid John Dyer Really and 
Actually from me my heyres Executors Administrators or 
Assignes for ever for him y'e Richard to have And to Hold 
for ever as fully and Largly as May be Made : by Any Deed 
or Convayance what soever : Hee y'e said Richard Have 
paid Mee A Cow and A Calf for the same : in witness Avhere 
of I have heare unto subscribed and sett My Seale in Mat- 
enacoke this twentie one of October In y'e Nineteenth yeare 
of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles y'e 
second by y'e grace of God King defender of y'e ffaith and 
in the yeare of our Lord 1667 According to y'e Computation 
of y'e Church of England Sealled and delivered in presence 
of 

Nicholas wbight. 

John Kecham. 



hempstead town rec0kd8. 223 

Page 134. 

Know all Meen By this presseuts that I John fossiour of 
hampsteed have Now sooeld from Mee My hairs axsacka- 
tores aDministratores or assignee Unto Mr. Eobart Jacksun 
of the same place him his hairs axsackatores or assigns or 
adMinisstratures all My davedant of Madow hnig att Kait- 
tars Nack bounded one the este sied with James piaes Me- 
dow and one the west sied with the Madow formarly 
Thomas Langdon Latt dessesed for a Vallawable sum Eea- 
seved in hand beefore the sineng and selling her of as wit- 
nes My hand This 21 of March ANo: 1666-5 

Testes his 

ThoMas hickes John X fosseoor 

mark. 

Page 135. 

Eobart Marven his Eeacord This 12:of aprell 1666 one 
Mar Black with a star in the foer hed and a sNiep one the 
Noes branded one the Ner shouelder :TH: and one the of 
buttack with :Gr: aged 4 yaers 

More one hors black with a star in the for hed and a 
sNep one the noes and to whit feet bee hind Marked with a 
Lach Mark one booth aers branded one the of buttack with 
:G: aged one yaer. 

Know all men by these psents thatt I Harmi i Johnson 
off New Towne having boughtt off Thomas larland on hun- 
dred acors off land ling and beeing near to a place called 
ffosters meadow ffor y'e which I have recaived a bill of 
salle of y'e abovesayd larland and have passed bille to him 
ffor the ffull sura of twenty pounds as by my sining may 
apear to bee payd acordding to the datte thereof Now ffor 
the better securyty off the abovesayd larland his Exectors 
or administrators I the abovesayd Johnson for mee my 
heirs exectors administrators or asignes bind and make 
over the land afforsayd and to returne to him the sayd lar- 



224 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

land his heirs att the Expiration off the time off paymentt 
iff the bills given are not payd by mee or my asignes ac- 
cording to time speceffied in the bills to the true per- 
fformanc off the premisis I have sett to my hand this 15 
day of decembr 1679. 

Signed in presents of us his 

Tho Eushmur Cler. Harman X Johnson. 

Thomas Peirceull. mark. 

Page 136. 



ffabuary 24 1667. Sold by Mr. Hicks to John Tredwell 
tow oxen Come 5 yeare old one Cullered browne and one 
black with A swollow taile crop one y'e oft eare: 

This eightt day off may 1675. Bee it knowen to all whom 
itt may coiiserne thatt I Joseph Hall att psent inhabitant of 
bush wick in y'e westt Ridding on long Island have bargained 
and soulld and doe by these presents bargaine and Sell my 
wholl Eiightt and titell unto the sixth partt of seventy ffouer 
a Cors off land as itt is Layd outt bee itt more or Less with 
all privilidges and immunitys thereunto belonging unto the- 
ophilus Ellsworth which land afore mentioned lyeth upoa 
matigarrisons Neck being and lying in the thirty forth lott 
number the which land ffore mentioned I the afore sayd 
Joseph Hall doe acknowlidg to have Soulld from mee my 
heirs Exectors and administrators and assignes to the fore 
mentioned Theophilus Ellwortth his heirs Exectors and ad- 
ministrators and assignes ffor Ever for him or them to in Joy 
forever as his owne proper Eightt and ffurther more I the 
sayd Joseph doe by these psents bind my sellf my heirs 
Exectors or assignes to make good his Right titell unto the 
ffore mentioned and herein speseffied from all Just cllaimes 
or Rightts thatt any person or persons shall hereafter lay 
thereunto and for the true performance of these premisis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 225 

ffore mentioned I doe here unto sett my hand and Sealle the 

day and date above mentioned 

Wittnes his 

John Denman. Joseph X Hall. 

Sarah Clay. mark. 

ElCHARD BeETTS. 

Signed Sealled and delivered 

in the psents of us ' Kichard X Betts his mark 

owned and acknowlidged beiFore 
mee Richard Betts. 
A true Coppy taken out off the Origonall. pr mee 

Tho Rushmur Cle. 

Page 137. 

At a meetin of the Cunstable and oversers This 12 : of 

. aprell ANo : 16fi6. It was ordered that for This pressent 

yaer Tho : EushMur Samuell dentim Siman Serin Shoulld 

bee aded Two The wast hard and Two ech hard shall paye 

thair one Ceppur 

At a mettin of the Cunstible and overssers held at hamp- 
steed this 7 : of June : 1666. thar wase choes for and in the 
beehalfe of the Tound of hampsted Two Macke anSwar too 
what tapousha shall aledge against them the inhabitance of 
hampsted at a Cort of osseshons herd at Jamacoe in the 
North Riding of New yorck share : The : 13 : June : 1666 : 
Mr : Richard : Gildersleve Thomas hickes John EUessun. 

Itt is ordered by the Constable and Overseers that y'e the 
3 men Above wrighten are Confirmd for thes psent yaere 
1667. that were ordered in 1666. only they are att Liberty 
whether there Cattle goe in y'e west Herd ore east Herd but 
they are to pay to y'e west Herd : likewise y'e are to pay to 
the west herd y'e sume quantitie of pay for there Number 
of Cattle as the west side men Doe ; 

The 11 of may 1675 know that I Joseph Hall in habitent 
of bushwick doe by these psents freely acquitt and dis- 
charge theophilus Elsworth of all debtts due and demands 



226 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

from the beginng of the world to this day wittnes my hand 

the day and datte above sayd 

Wittnes his 

John Denman. Joseph X hall. 

EiCHAED Beetts. mark. 

Page 138. 

Know all men by these psents that I william Thickstone 
of hempstead in the North ridding of New Yorkshier A pon 
Long Island doe by these psents bargaine Sell alinate and 
sett over ffor mee my heirs Exectors and Administrators 
Unto Elias Durlland his heirs Exectors or administrators or 
assignes all and Singenlar the land or Lands that was ffor- 
merly william Scaddins and that is now in the possesion 
off mee william Thickstone Exeptting only the homelott and 
the land in the divisons I say I the above s'd william have 
souUd Unto the aboves'd Elias to have and to holld as his 
owne proper rightt and titell for Ever and I the above sayd 
william doe by these psents warrantt and upholld this my 
bill of salle to be good and lawfull against any person or 
persons that shall lay any Just Claime titell or intnistt 
thereunto to the true performance off the premisis I have 
Sett to my hand and fixed my Seall this 23 day off Aprill 
1680. Signed Sealled and delivered in psents off us 

Testte his 

Thomas Eushmue William X Thickston (S) 

his mark. 

Thomas X fezey 
mark. 

Page 139. 

Jun the : 20 : 1666 whar as thare was a giveft of a forth 
part of the lot of madow which wase formarly Thomas ar- 
mytages and after wards in the possestion of fracees weckes 
which a saied giveft was made by the afore saied weckes Two 
william Jacokes The asaied Jacokes doo by this pressen 
mack over all that my Eight and Titell of the afoer saied 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 227 

madow from mee and min Two Tho : hickes him and his for 
and in consederation of the Lott of madow which was Laied 
out Two Laranc and knon by that name and after wards in 
the posseshon of John hickes and with his the saied John 
hiokeses Consent and the half of the Lot of madow which 
was formarly dauell whitheds and af terwards in the pos- 
seshon John Smiths : nan : for the Trew prefoermance of 
the premesses all partyes dooth subscrib thar hands the 
day and yaer above written 

Thomas hickes 
William Jecocks. 
Page 140. 

Jun y'e 23 : 1666 Joseph genins was hiared By y'e Gun- 
stable and oversers Two bet the drum one y'e Sabath dayes 
and one Towne mettin for the sum of 25 Shillins. 

Jun the 26 1666 thar was sooeld at a out Cry by the Cun- 
stable and oversers the old pound fencing and the ground 
that is in Clossed for the sum of 19 shilins Two bee paied 
in the next tound Eate in the yaer Corn pay by hanary 
parseU. 

Page 141. 

Jun the 25 1666 Sooeld By Robart beedell and william 
Thickstun Two Cowes Two aryan Lambartsun of the fiat- 
bush. 

Sooeld By Mrs. Washbun two Eope warnuU one Hors 
bay with her one march in the yaer 1666 mor By one mar 
sooeld Two Tho Rushmur bay in the yaer 1665. 

Aprill 1:1680 Att atowne meeting helld att hempsted 
there was Lett to John pine the pasonag meadow at y'e 
greatt Neck for —00—07—00 

to danill Beadell the cow neck called y'e hay- 

bridg for __01— 00— 01 

to Rich Gillderslve Juner the pasneg meadow 

at dentons Neck for —00—14—06 

to John Eloson senor the cow meadow west- 
ward - - - —00— 11— 00 



228 hempstead town eecords. 

Page 142. 

These may Certifie all horn itt may Conseme that the 
ould and anchant bill of sail that was maed by the Indians 
to Mr fordham and Mr. Carman being the first purchecs 
from the ingins all thow ther names only ware specified in 
itt itt ware thay butt agents for the tound of hampsted wee 
say the first bill of sail that was maed from the ingens to 
Mr. fordham and Mr. Carman in the year of our Lord 1643 
and wee thair Sucksesers whos names bee her under written 
doe acknowleg our sevellvses to have noe furthe propritie 
in it then the Eest of the inhabitanc hath that is to say 
ayther by propriates or Esttates given under our hands 
this 5: of genawary 1666. 

John Hickes. 

ElCHABD GiLDERSLETE. 

Page 143. 

Hempsted the 22 of octobar 1666 It is this ordered by 
the Cunstaball and oversers that if any man or Men Shall 
at any Time Refues Two gethar any Tound Rate beeing 
dewly warned and Reaquiered thar unTwo shall pay twenty 
shillins or the minesturs Rate or any other Rate that con- 
serns the tound 2 ly : that anery inhabytance within this 
Townde of hampsTeed Shall have agood Soefishant Ladder 
Two his hous accordin Two former orther by the Last of 
Noveembar apone the penelty of paying of 5S. for every 
such offence. 

Hempsteed: the 5: of deesembar ANo: 1666 Thare was 
Maede Choys of by the Cunstable and overssers Thomas 
hickes and William Jacokes for survars over The hiwayes 
in and a Bout the Townd of hampsteed. 

Page 144. 

HampsTeed: the 5th: of desumbar ANo : 1666 at a 
mettin of the CunsTable and overssers thar was given and 
grantted the yues of the Cow neck madow Two Thomas 
Rushmore hanary Parsell John Smith: r: Timothy liolls- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 229 

Teed John Smith: n: for the tarme and time of fife yaers 
from the date here of for and in Conseederation of damages 
that the afore Snied pearsuns hath sustained in and apone 
thair madow Lining one the Nack Called Mr. washborns 
nack further that the afore Saied parsuns are not two pro- 
hebbett the Cow hard for passtarin on the affore cowNeck. At 
a townd Mettiu held at HampsTeed this 6 of desembar 1666 
with a mutfcell Consent of the touud the above saied gifte 
is mead anull and the CunsTable and oversers Shall have 
no such power as the despooesin of land withouet the con- 
sent of the Tound 

Page 144. 

At a Cort off the Cunstable and oversers and Confarmed 
by the Tound thar was given and granted Two Richard 
vallintine ten or twellfe acurs of madow Linig and aginin 
two Rackaway fai'e in lew of what the saied vallintine dooth 
wantt of his proper devadant of madow dessem: 5: 1666 
This madow is two bee Layed out by Tho: Rushmur Tho: 
hickes and vallintin two bee at the charg ther of 

Resseved By mee william yattes this 6 of aprell 1667 
one hors of mossis mug Cullered gray marked with a hol- 
low Crap in y'e neer aer and a slit in the of aer branded 
one of buttack with the letter :G: aged fouer yaers 

Att a Towne meetting Aprill 1 : 1680 there was chosen by 
magor Voatt for Cunstable George Hulitt 

Att the Same Towne meeting there was Chosen ffor 
Overseers John Williams and John Smith Juner. 

Att the ffore going Towne meeting there was given and 
granted unto John pine so much land a Joying to his home 
lott as will make it squeare 

Page 145. 

Memorand: that I Mr John Strcklan of the towne of hamp- 
steed in the new nayther lands doo for mee my hairs : Exe- 
cutors : Administrators : or assigns Aquit : and discharge 
Laurance and John EUisson off and from all manar of 
billk debts dews and demands: thair hairs Executors: 



230 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

administrators : and assignee from the Begininge of the 
world to this prsent day : as wittne my hand this 11 : day off 
ffebruary Stylonova 1657 

In wittnes off: this discharge is only 

witnes about hiriage of Land 

Daniell whithed and cattell 

Tho : PoYEE cler de : Cort: his 

John X Stylane 
mark, 
a trew coppy tacun oute of the oregenall by Mee 

Tho : hickes Cler. 

Page 146. 

feberwary th : 16 ANo : 1666-7 Wher as Mrs : washbun 
deed promes to : give hur dafter feabee a mar a pone Con- 
dishons that shee and hur husband wold Come to hamp- 
sted to dwell and settell By hur Mother Butt it plessed god 
to tacke hur the a saied feabee away beefore that Thes con- 
dishons was proformed and the afore saied feabee Leving a 
dafter the aforsaied Mrs washbun dooth by this presseut 
give and beequefe the afore menchened mar two feabee 
ashman Late dessesed hur Childe and the asaied mar is to 
run hur and hur incres for the yues of the afore saied 
Child and I the asied John ashman dooth ingage to Look 
after the asied mare Carefully for the Childs yues and the 
incres ther of with the mare that is to say the prinseapall 
to bee and remain the a fore saied Childs proper Esstate 
butt if it shall plese god to tacke the a foresaied Child 
awaye by death bee fore she Cums to age or to marey the 
afor saied mare and her incres or enTer in Marege that then 
the asaied mear with her incres shall fall Two the afore 
saied John ashman and for the treu preformanc of the 
premesses boothe partys dooth subcrib thair hands the day 
and yaere a bove written 

her John Ashman 

Mes Jane X washbon 
mark. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 231 

The marckes of the afore ineBchened mar shee CuUared 
Black Crapt in the of aere and a slite in it with a slit in 
the ner aer and a ^ peny under it branded one the of but- 
tack with the letter : G : 3 yaers old 

Page 147. 

Know all men by this presents whom it may concern: th 
I John wastcot of ffeushin late of Hempsted in the north 
Eiding of New yorke shaire on Long Island have sould and 
do by this presents sell and alienate from me my hairs exe- 
cutors : administrators and assignes unto John Smith Junier 
of the fore saied toune of Hempsted in the county affor 
saied to him his hairs exacatores administratores and 
assignes one half of lot of land at the north neck beelong- 
iug to the asaied Hampsted comanly Caled madnans Neck 
which lote was formarly at farst laying out John ashmans 
being the tenth Lote in numbar with all the priveleges any- 
way belonging to the half of the asaied lote to have and to 
hold the half of the asaied Lote with the prevaleges to him 
and his for ever and doo ingage the sail to uphold farme 
and authenticke : the asaied land beeing soeld to the asaied 
John Smith his hairs for and in Consedyration of a valable 
Sum of mony and full Sattisfacttshun all Keady Reasevd 
by mee the a saied wastcute beefore the sining of the prem- 
esses in confirmation of the premesses : I doo herunto set 
my hand and sell this 16 : of faberwary ANo : 1666-7 and 
our grasshus sovaring king Charlls the 2 : d the nineteenth 
yeare in presence of 

John wastcote. (S) 
Signd selled and delivared 

JONAY FFOEDHAM. 

his 
James X pine. 
mark. 

atrew copy tackin by mee Tho : HiCKES 
out of the originall Cler 



232 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

This may surtifi any hom it may Consarn that the above 
wreten bill of sail is canoell and of non efect by the consent 
of both partis as witnes our hands this 19 of dessembar 1670. 

wetnes 

ElCHABD GiLDEESLEVE JOHN WESTCOTE. 

Clark. John Smith. 

Page 148. 

M 1 : 1668. the record of Joseph Jenins catties sould on 
cow to petter Jonson on cow collared broun two half pennis 
undar both ears branded on the nere horn with :J:G: and 
on the of horn with :G: 

A Eecord of Henery Willis his Deed of Sale given by 
Eichard Stites March y'e 11 1680. 

Be it known Unto aU men by these pseuts that I Eichard 
Stites of Westberry in y'e bounds of Hempsted on Long 
Island & County of york shier in y'e north Eiding thereof : 
Have bargained & sould Unto Henery Willis of y'e Place & 
county aboves'd ffivety acres of Lands Laying att y'e North 
side of y'e Greatt Plaine being bounded with A lott of John 
Seamans Jun att the east end : on y'e north with Edw' 
Titus : The South butting Upon John Carman : Thomas 
Elison : & Hope Willis & Weste to y'e Commons I saye y't 
I the s'd Eichard Stites have sould the ffivety acres of 
Lands afores'd Unto y'e s'd Henery for A considerable 
sume by me in hand alredey received with all my right and 
title & interest thereUnto belonging : & Do by these Alie- 
anate my selfe my heires executors Administrators or 
Asigues for ever : ffrom any Partt or Parcell thereof : ffully 
making it over Unto y'e s'd Henery Willis : his Heires Ex- 
ecutors Administrators or Asignes : To Have & To Hould 
as his or their proper rite & to their use & behooft' for ever : 
without Lett or moLestation by me or mine as aboves'd 
Promising to make good this my Deed of Sale : Against any 
y't shall Pretend alawfull claime thereUnto & in Confirma- 
tion of Y'e Premises afores'd I have hereUnto putt my 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 233 

hand & Sett my Seale this 11 of March 1680. & in y'e 32 of 
his Maiesties Eeign of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland 
King 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in his 

the Presents of Us Eichaed X Stites. 

John Seamans. mark. 

Bdw French Per me Edw Pkench Clark. 

Page 149. 

Thes may seartyfy all horn this may Consearn that I 
William osborn of hampsTeed have for Mee my hairs and 
assigns aUunated and Sooeld two Tho : Southard of the 
same place my hollow Lying By The oxpaster sied Com- 
manly Called and knone By the name of the Clay pit hool- 
low formarly in y'e ockeepatioa of aEoun forman To him 
y'e saied southard and his as witnes my hand this 25 of 
aprell 1667. 

Tho : HicKES Cler William Osboene. 

Thes may seartyfy all horn this may Consearn that I 
Abraham Smith of hampsted have for me my hairs and 
assighnes setaver sooeld and delivered all that my Eight 
titell and intrest of that 14 acour lot lying on mr ffordhams 
nack formarly in the posseshon of John Carman and afwards 
in y'e posseshon of John Carpender Unto Tho : Soiithard 
of y'e same plas to him y'e saied southard his hairs and 
assynes pessable to In Joy Two have and to hold without 
any mollistation for Ever and Evary part and parsell ther 
of with all rights titell and prevaleges theronto bee Longin 
as witnes my hand this 26 of aprell ANo : 1667 

Abraham Smith. 

Testes 

Thomas hickes Cler. 

May : 26 : an 1668 The Eecord of Thomas Jones on liors 
he bought of John heath four year old collred black with 
a lettle star in the fored and along crope on the of eare 

Page 150. 

Att A Towne Meetting held the latter end of Aprill 1667 



234 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Joseph Sutton By y'e maior Vote was Chossen towne 
Clerte And Hirred By y'e Constable and Overseers for this 
p'sent yeare and he is to have fortie shillings In Corne for 
his yeares servis : his time Begineth one the first of May 
Anno : Dom : 1667. 

May . 22 . AN 1668 At ameting of the Constable and 
oversears Kichard Gildersleve Juner was chosen foor Clark 
and is to have forti shilen in Corn for his dark shep for 
this preaseut yeare 

Jun the 9 : 1668 at atoun meting by a mayor vot was 
given unto Thomas southard the parsonage hous bevle 
lying on the west sid of the east oxpastar Aioyuing to the 
rere of John williams his homloot. 

June the : 16 : 1669 at atoun meting and by mayer vote 
Eichard Gildersleve was chosen Toun Clark for this in 
suing yeare and is to have forti shelings in corne 

lyckwise Richard Gildersleve was chos drommor for this 
next in suing yer and is to have twenty shilens niay the first 
: 1669 : 

A Eecord of Samuell Enibres Land given him by the 
towne : this 9 of ffeb 1680 Recorded. It being a lott of 
Lantls containing in quantity fivety acres as it was layed 
out Unto him Laying on the south side of Thomas Champ- 
ions ffeld & joyning to that lott of Lands he bought of y'e 
townd & Lickwise Joyning to the High waye that goase to 
y'e South : & Runs over y'e mill Path Westward 

P me Edw Feench Clarke. 

Page 151. 

May 2 1667 Itt is Ordered and agreed upon By y'e 
Constable and Overseers of this present towne that Every 
Inhabitant that hath Any ffences to make up or Repeeire 
either in y'e North Neck or Oxpastures shall suifitiently 
Repaire them and make up them by y'e 20 Da,y of this 
present month Above wrighten upon the penaltie 2 shil- 
lings the Rod for Every Defect that shall Bee ffound In y'e 
saide fi'ences: 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 235 

Itt is Alsoe Ordered by y'e Constable and Overseers that 
Every Inhabitant shall makeup A suffissient five Eaild ffence 
About the towne Every luhabitant Doeing his Equall pre- 
protion By y'e 20 Day of this present month Above 
virrighten upon the penaltie of tow shillings 6 pence for 
Every Rod that shall bee ffound Defective: 

Att a Generall Towne Meetting Helde y'e 24 day of May 
1667. By A fi'uU Vote of y'e inhabitants y'e Constable : and 
Overseers : should have ffull povi'er to hiere A hoaward for 
y'e Keeping y'e ffield for the preservation of the Corne and 
they will stand to what y'e said Townsmen shall doe: 

May 28 1667 Itt is ordered And Agrede of By the Con- 
stable and overseers of this pr'sent towne : that Every In- 
habbitant that hath sowed or planted any Corne in y'e 
plains Comonly Called the ffield Shall Bring In his Number 
of Accers by y'e 10 of Next June upon the fforfeiture of 
what is not brought In According to Order y'e one half 
shall fall to y'e towne and y'e other halfe to y'e hoaward 

it was Asoe ordered the same Day that Every Inhabbitant 
of y'e towne shall Keepe y'e herds there turne upon y'e 
subboth Days and what wrong shall be Done by y'e herd 
at such times The Keepers of y'e herds upon these Days : 
shall bee Liable to pay y'e Damage soe Done: 

Junne 5 : 1667. An Agrement made Betwine y'e Constable 
and Overseers that Simon Sirran shall make uj) the ffence 
that was formerly Mr washborns In ye oxe : pasture w'h 
ffence is to be made secure for this Present yeare and to be 
made to secure Jadgs from Goeing out by y'e 6 of this pres- 
ent month and y'e Afforesayd Simon is to pay himselfe out 
of that Land w'h hee Doth luprove of y'e foresayd wash- 
borne and y'e said Simon is to have for Every new poste 
4:^d. A' p and for every Rayle that is sett in y'e ffenc l::^d. 

Page 152. 

May y'e 20 : 1667. An Agrement made Betwin y'e Con- 
stable and Overseers : and Abraham Smith : In Hemsted 
Viz : for to Bee y'e Keeper of Y'e ffeild for the towne of 



236 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKUS. 

hempsted that is to say to Keepe y'e Jadgs or Cattle or other 
Cretors from Destroying any Corne that shall be planted or 
sowed in the £feild for this present yeare and y'e said Abram 
Doth Ingage to Doe there true Indeavor for y'e preservation 
of y'e Corne and if Any mans Corne shall Bee stroyed through 
the neglect of y'e Aforesaid Abram hee shall pay the Dam- 
age soe Downe : and for y'e true Incoiirrigment of his ffaith- 
fuU servis to y'e towne wee y'e Constable and Overseers 
hath Agreed with y'e said Abraham that he shall have for 
every Acer of Corne that is saved A bushell and half of 
Indian Corne and soe Equivelent for what is saved : and 
secured : onely birds : and wirmes : excepted : of what is 
destroyed By them : and y'e s'd Abraham is to begine his 
worke that is specified In this wrighting lu and upon y'e 28 : 
day of May 1667. and soe to Remaine his servis Duering y'e 
time untill y'e Corne Bee all fFully Gathered and y'e ffield 
Cleared : and to y'e Confirmation of y'e premisses I Doe 
hereunto Subscribe and Sett too my Hand : the Day and 
yaere Above wrighten : And y'e said Abram is to EeSieve 
his pay at or before : y'e tenth of Janeuary in y'e yeare 1667. 

Simon Saring. Abraham Smith. 

John Seaman. 
Thomas Rushmur. 

TIMOTHI HOlStED. 

John Smith. 

Page 153. 

June : 14 : 1667 Att A Towne Meetting Mr Gilder- 
sieve was Voted Constable : By y'e Maior y't of y'e meet- 
ting and then sworne to his offis By y'e Justis of y'e peace: 
Att the same Metting there was A ffuU Vote that Edward 
Sprage should Bee free from y'e payment of y't Rate that 
is to bee Made Next After the said meeting. 

Junne 17 1667 Itt is ordered and Agred of By y'e Con- 
stable And Overseers that Every inhabitant that have Any 
Cattle Nott Alowed to goe in y'e herd According to order 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 237 

the s'd Inhabitants shall Drive the Cattle to y'e Neck in 
these order Specified : the 25 Day of this prsent moth : 

JuUy y'e 3 1667. Itt is ordered and Agred of By the 
Constable and overseers that for All Gattes and Loose Bars 
About y'e towne Iff Any PSon or persons shall goe through 
the Gattes or barss Afore Mentioned Every such Inhabi- 
tant or any other person yett Not with stand if they y'm 
finde open they shall shut or InClose them upon y'e pen- 
altie of five shillings upon every such Defect and one wit- 
nes shall Bee Athentick provided 16 yeares of Age ore 
upward : and the fine shall be paid to him or her that Com- 
plaine. 

And Every one that make use to open them ore lett them 
Downe shall shutt y'm up Againe upon the penaltie Above 
Speciefied 

itt is Alsoe ordered that Thomas Ireland is Appointed to 
Looke to y'e gatte Next his house And Mr Seaman is to 
Looke to y'e Gatte or y'e bars Next his house : and John 
willy is to Looke to y'e bare by Thomas Ellisons and 
Abraham Smith is to Looke to^'e bars Next his house : and 
William thickstone is to Looke to y'e bars Next his house : 
John wilyams is to Looke to y'e gattes Next his house : 
and Adum Mott to Looke to y'e bars to his house next 
Simon Sirrine is to Looke to y'e bars Next to his house : 
This Doth not p'hhibbit any other Accordinge to y'e order' 
Above Specified. 

if any man shall Brake Downe the postes or railes of the 
Lose Bars Abut y'e high ways or shall Brake any gate or 
Any y't thereof they shall forwith set up and repaire the 
sayd gates or bars soe broken upon y'e penelty of twelve 
pence A Day for every day that it shall be left undone. 

Page 154. 

July y'e 5 : 1667 It is ordered this Day by y'e Constable 
and overseers of this prsent towne that Noe man shall mow 
under Any ptence soever Any of y'e Common meddows Att 
the South before y'e 25th Day of this psent Month upon y'e 



238 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Breaoli of this order he that shall make ye Breach of y'e 
foresayd order shall forfitt the sayd Grass or hay or ten 
shillings A lode y'e one halfe to him that Complaiae and y'e 
other halfe to y'e towne : and After this Datte bee Ex- 
peiered if Any man begin to mow no man shall come to cut 
him out or mow soe Neare as shall hinder him from cutting 
A full Lode of hay if it be there in that place : if more shall 
sett in one wc'h side the first begiuer Apoint him : 

October the 22 : 1670. The Eecord of Joseph Smith on 
mare come three yeare old collered Bay with a whit star in 
her fore head branded with the leter :G: on the of buttack 
and on the ner buttuck with the leters :IS: 

Page 155. 

This bill bindeth mee John Okson of Madnans Neck 
witthin the bounds of Hempstead on Long Island in the 
North Ridding of New Yorkshier to pay the ffuU and Justt 
sume off Ninety pounds Starling in manor as ffoloeth : in 
good marchantable blade tobacco and caske and to bee 
payd aad delivred in New York att the way hows att price 
Currant with the marchantt the price of the Tobacco is to 
be Equevileutt to good marchantable pork wheat bavor 
Seawantt att the price currant as it paseth to the marchants 
the payments are to bee made in foure payments twenty 
two pounds ten shillings is to be payd att or beffore the fififf- 
teenth of march in y'e year of our lord 1679. and twenty 
two pounds ten shillings to bee paid in y'e year of our lord 
1680 : in march and the same sume to be payd in march 
1681, and the last twenty two pounds ten shillings to be 
payd in march in the year of our lord 1682, all which pay- 
ments well and truly to bee payd to John Smitth ffor dis- 
ticnkshon Rock Smith of hempstead on Long Island in 
the shier and Ridding aboves'd the sayd okson doth by 
these , presents binde him self his heirs exectors Admin- 
istrators and assignes to pay all the above sayd sumes as 
above is expressed to the sayd John Smith to him his 
heirs Execttors Administrators or asignes it being Con- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 239 

sideration of two lotts Containing Ninty nine Acors SouUcl 
to the sayd John Okson by Jolm Smith, and in Cause ok- 
son shall faill off all or any partt of the payments as 
aboves'd then I the sayd Oksen doe bind my sellf my heirs 
and asignes to Redeliver the sayd two lotts of land above 
sayd with all the fencing biuillding witth all the improve- 
mentts made on the sayd land to the sayd John Smith 
his heirs Exectors administrators or asignes when demand- 
ed In Confirmation of the premisis I the sayd Okson have 
ffixed m.j Seall and Subscribed my hand this 4 day of ft'eb- 
iiary in the year of our Lord God 1678. 

Sealed and delivered 

Signed in psents off John Okson. 

Jonah ffoedham. 

Geoege Hulitt. a true Coppy taken out of the Origenall. 
Per mee Tho Eushmue. Clerk. 

Page 156. 

know all men by thes pesents to whom thes may con- 
carne that I Henery Desberow of Hempsted living at Mad- 
nans neck so comonly called and in the north Riding of New 
york Shire have sould unto Cornelious Mot of Hempsted 
in the County above sayd twenty acres of land lying at mad- 
nans neck so comonly called being part of the lot that was 
lay out to Mr Seamans at the first, that part of the lot ad joyn- 
ing to the land which I the above sayd Henery Desberow 
sold unto Christopher Yeomans vipon the above sayd lot, 
which twenty acres of land is to be layd out the whole 
length of the sayd lot, with my now dwelling hous and To- 
bacco house, and in case the sayd Tobacco house do not fal 
into the line or twenty acres above sayd the sayd Cornelious 
is to have the tobacco house and to injoy it as his owne so 
long as it standeth and to have free egresse and regresse to 
the sayd house without molestation, and all the fences that 
shall fall in or upon the sayd land, I say I the above sayd 
Henery Desberow, have sould unto the above sayd Cor- 
nelius Mot from me the sayd Henery Desberow, me, my 



240 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

heirs executors administrators or assignes, to him the sayd 
Cornelius him his heirs executors administrators or assignes 
the land above specifjed : and do b_y these presents fully 
freely and absolutely Bargain alienate and sell from me 
the sayd Desberow unto the sayd Cornelius peaceably 
to injoy as his owne for ever with all rights and previlidges 
belonging imto the sayd land or ever herea fter shall be- 
long unto the above sayd twenty acres of land and do by 
these presents uphold the premises to be lawful authentick 
and good from any that shall hereafter lay any just claime 
thereunto : and unto the true performance of the premises 
I have set to my hand and seale this 16 of December in the 
year of our Lord 1669 : and in the one and twenty year of 
his Majestys Eeigne Charles the second by the grace of 
God king of great Brittaine ffrance and Ireland defender of 
the ffaith king, signed sealed and delivered in the pres- 
ence of us witnesses. 

Geoege Hullette Henry Desbeeow 

EiCHAED GiLDEESLEVE Clarke 

This is atru copi tacken out of the oregenall 
by me Richaed Gilderslete Clark. 

Page 157. 

Bee it Knowen unto all men by theses presents whome 
this may any ways Conserne that I Richard Gildersleve hus- 
bandman now Dwelling att hempsted in the North rideing 
in New York shire : one Long Ileland have sold and Doe 
by this presents sell and Allienatte from mee my ayers 
Executors Administrators and Assignes unto John Beates 
Carpenter now Dwelling in the same towne of hempsted in 
the County Affores'd to him his Aeyres executors Adminis- 
trators or Assignes A lotment of Land att the North Neck 
belonging to the fore s'd hempsted Comonly : called Matte 
garrisons Neck : which lott was laid out att first to the fore 
s'd Richard Gildersleve beinge y'e forty sixth Lott in Num- 
ber 44 Aceres more or les as it was laid out to mee : the 
fores'd Richard with all priveleges or Apurtienaneces any 



HJIMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 241 

ways belonging now or for ever shall here after to Have 
And To Hold : the said lott with all previeleges what so- 
ever : to the fores'd John Beats : and his Assignee for ever 
and Doe By theses preSents ingage : the Seale to uphold 
farme and Athentick : the said lott Ijeing sold to the fore s'd 
Jno Beates : his Aeyers Executors or Assignes for An In 
Consideration of A Vallueable Some in full sattisfaction 
received by mee : Richard Gildersleve : before the signeinge 
of the premisses : I Doe hereunto set to my hand : this 29 
of August Anno : 1667 in the Nineteenth yeare of his Mai- 
esties Raine CJharles the second by the Grace of God : 
King of Grate Britaine : ffrance and Ireland King De- 
fender : 

A true Coppy taken by Mee Joseph Suttond 

Clarke 

theses prsents may testiefie: to all cristian people : whom 
this may Conseme : that Jno Beates : herein the bill of seal 
Speciefied doe by theses psents : Allienate and Assigne over 
this bill of seale : with all priveleges : therein speciefied 
from me my Aeyres executors Administrators and Assignes 
to Reaph Hall him his Aeyres executors Administrators or 
Assigns for ever peaceably to injoye as witnes my hand 
this twenty Nine of August 1667 

P mee Joseph Sutton 
Clerk. 

Page 158. 

Know all men to hom this may any consarn that I Heneri 
desboro of hemsted in the North Riding of new york sher 
liveing at mad nans neck so cominly Called have sould unto 
Christofer yemans of the Town and County abov : s'd : on 
forth part of alot of land lyiag at Mad Nans Neck so Com- 
minly called a lot which was layed out to Mr. Seaman at 
the first the holl lott being in quantity of acors on hundred 
and seaventy on acors and in number forty two I say I have 
sould unto the above s'd Christofer yemans on fourth part 
of the lot abov s'd Aioyning unto the s'd Christofer lote, 



242 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

which will be forti two acars and on quater of an acar I say 
I heneri disBoro Abov said and dow by thes presents fully 
frely and absolutly bargain allyenat and sell the abov s'd land 
as above spesified from me my eyers exsecutors adminestra- 
tors or asigns unto him the s'd his eyers exsecutors admines- 
trators or asigns to have and to hould as his own proprieti 
fur ever with all rights and prevelege Belonging unto the 
forth part of the lot abov s'd or ever hereafter shall Be- 
long unto the s'd land which I the s'd Heneri disboro sould 
unto the s'd Christofer yemans for and in consederation of 
a valiable some by me heneri disboro all redi resaived and 
dow uphold the premises to be lawf uU athentick and good 
from any that shall lay any just clame ther unto and to the 
true performanc of the premesis I have herunto seat to my 
hand and seale this :6: of desembar 1669 and in the on 
twenteth yeare of his majestis Eaine Charls the second by 
the Grace of God King of great bretun franco and larland 
defender of the faith king Sined sealled and delivered in the 
presanc of us 
wetnessis 

ElCHAED GiLDERSLEVE HeNERI DISBORO. 

KiCHARD GiLDERSLEVE Clark. 

by me Eichard Gildersleve Clark. 

Page 159. 

Know all men by these presents to whome these May Any 
ways Conserne that I John Willy Taylor Noav Dwelling 
upon An Neck Commonly called Mad Nans Neck : in the 
North Eideing In New York Shire upon Long Ililand Doe 
by theses presents for mee My Aeyrs Executors Adminis- 
trators or Assignes : Bargaine Sell and Allienatte from me 
my Aeyers Executors Administrators or Assignes A whole 
Lottment of land lieing and being upon y'e North side of 
the plaines : In A Generall feild taken up by severall men : 
w'ch said lot part lieing within fence and part lieing without 
fence Now upon seale thereof : lieing upon y'e west side of 
John Smith Nan his Lott being the out side Lot upon the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 243 

west side of tlie field : unto Mr Robbert Jackson Now Dwel- 
ling In Hempsted in the fore said County to him his Aeyers 
Executors Administrators or Assignses fully and peaceably 
to Inioy with all priveleges thereunto belonging fences or 
fencings or timber or what soever thereunto Ijelonging for A 
Vallueable Some in Consideration thereof already reseived 
by me To Have and To Hold peaceably to Inioy forever 
without Lett or Mollestation fi-om Any person or persons 
soever alBoe this lot meht of land Above Speciefied Doth 
lie upon the north side of the plaines within the bound of 
Hempsted Above mentioned as witnes my hand and seale 
this first of Janeuary Anno Domnie one thousand six hun- 
dered and sixty seaven and in y'e Nineteenth yeare of his 
Maiesties raigne Charles the second by the Grace of god 
King of Gratte Britaine ffrance and Ireland defender of the 
faith signed sealed and delivered P Mee Joseph Sutton 

Gierke. 

Page 160. 

Jun the 24 1669 at a town meting by mager vote was 
given to Edward sprag six acors of medow which was necg- 
lected to be layed at the first. 

A Record of John Hubbs his Bill of Sale given him by 
Wm. Jones know all .men by these psents : that I William 
Joans now Dwelling on Madnaus neck in y'e bovmds of 
Hempsted on Long Island in y'e North Rideing of New 
york Shier : Hath by these psents bargained sold &■ alien- 
aetted my Dwelling house & housings : witli all my Lands 
and ifencings now being or appertaining Upon Madnans 
Neck Unto John Hubbs of y'e same Place & County Affors'd 
for & in consideration of A Valluable some already Re- 
ceived by me William Jones ; & by these Presents : I Wil- 
liam Joanes : Doth owne & Acknowledge y't as Abovesaid 
.1 have sold A' alienated : with every Partt and percell of y'e 
Premises abovesaid : with all y'e Priveledges & Apurtien- 
ances Profits or Comoddieties : that are now or ever hereaf- 
ter shall belonge Unto the s'd house & Lands from me y'e said 



244 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

William Joanes my heirs Executors Administrators or As- 
signes : Unto John Hubbs as Abovesaid his heires Executors 
Administrators or Asignes ffor Ever Peacabley to Posses and 
inioy without lett or Molestation from me y'e said William 
Joanes or any other Person or Persons whatsoever To have 
& to hold the abovs'd premises & every Partt thereof in full 
with warratize against any that shall lay any Claime 
thereUnt Directtly or indirecttly the said lands being 
bounded on y'e North side with Samuel AUyns land <t on 
y'e south side with John Hubbs Land and so to Run y'e 
whole Length as it was run liy y'e Sirvayor at first onely y'e 
s'd william Joanes is to live in y'e s'd house and to plant 
what land is needfull being about three or fo\ir acres Untill 
next Michelmas come twelve months : and to the true Per- 
formance of y'e Premises aboves'd I William Joanes Doth 
* sett to my hand & seale in y'e yeare of our Lord 1680. this 
23 of September 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in 
presents of Us his 

her William X Joanes. 

Briggett X Peice. marke 

mark 
Joseph Sutton. P me Edw French. 

Clarke. 

Page 161. 

Know all men by these presents to whome this May Any 
ways Conserne that I Thomas Eushmore, Smith Now Dwel- 
ling in Hempsted in ye North rideing In New Yorke shire 
one Long Ueland : Doth by these presents Grant Bargaine 
and sell from Mee My heires Executors Administrators or 
Assignes unto John willy, Tailor Dwelling in ye same place 
A lot ment of Land Lieing and being upon Madnans necke, 
8oe Comonly Called being the third Lott upon y'e second 
Divition it being In quantity of Acors as it was Laid out I 
y'e afores'd Thomas Eushmore Doth by this presents ack- 
nowlege y't I have sold y'e lot above specielied unto John 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 245 

Willy his heires Executors Administrators or Assignes : for 
and In consideration of A vallueable some reseived by Me 
the Aboves'd Thomas To Have And To Hold the Aboves'd 
lot with all priveleges thereunto belonging peaoeablely to 
inJoy without lett or Molestation from any person or per- 
sons whatsoever And to the true performance of y'e prem- 
icses Above speciefied I doe hereunto set to My hand and 
seale this tenth of Janeuary 1667. and in the 19 yaere of his 
Maiesties Eaigne Charles y'e second by y'e Grace of God 
King of Gratte Britaine ffrance and Ireland defender of y'e 
faith signed sealled in presence of 

wittnes by delivered Thomas Rushmoke. (S) 

Thomas Hickes. 

Joseph Sutton. - 

ffeb y'e 12 : 1680. A Record of Joseph Ginengs his Lott 
of Land given him by the towne 

Joseph Ginengs his lott of lands which wase given him 
by the towne being in quantity iivety acres & layeth at y'e 
reare of the home lott of Edward Tittus & John Seaman that 
is to sale att the Beare : Euning East & West ffrunting upon 
Edw Tittus his Hundred acre lott leaving A high waye of 
ffour Rod wide 

P me Edw French. Clarke. 

Page 162. 

Att A Courtt helld att hempsteed Decern : 3 : 1679. by his 
Magtt's authoryty helld by the Cunstable and oversers 

John Roads pltt' against John Carpentter Deff' in an 
aettion off the Cause 

The te.stimony off Captt John Seaman when James Till 
came home sick one first day in ye afternoon John Eloson 
came to my howse and ffiU into discorse with James Till 
Consariung a debtt to John R:)ads and John Eloson asked 
him how he thought to pay John Roads and James touUd 
him that he wool! 1 pay him in a hors and James promised 
him th>itt John Roads shoolld have thatt horss as soon as he 
coolld bee goett up so I bied James a price upon him Till 



246 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

answr and sayd he thought he might be worth five pound 
John Eloson sayd no he woolld nott give that price so the 
conclushion was tliat as soone as the horse cooUd be gott 
up he shoolld be priced by men which Nathanill persall was 
on. 

Page 163. 

Be it Knowen Unto all Men whome this presents May 
Any ways Conserne : that I John willy, Taylor, Now Dwel- 
ling in hempsted in the North rideing in New Yorkshire 
Doth by these presents Grant bargain and sell and Alienatte 
from Mee my Ayers executors Administrators and Assignes 
My Now Dwelling House and whonie Lott with all fences 
and fenceings theareunto belonging : and tow Acors of hol- 
low Land be it more or Les unto John Beates Taylor now 
Dwelling in hempsted in the fores'd County to him his heirs 
Executors Administrators and Assignes for an in considera- 
tion of A Vallueable some all ready reseived To Have and To 
Hould In as full and Ample Manner as if I the fore s'd John 
willy had inioyed it : and further I the fore s'd John Willy 
Doe by these presents promise to Give to y'e fore s'd John 
Beat quiett possession peaceably to inioy without Lett or 
MoUestation by Any person or j'ersons what soever : and to 
the true perforemance of the premisses I Doe for Me and My 
heires set to my hand and seale : in the tenth Day of 
deceniber 1667 and in the nineteenth yeare of his Maiesties 
Raigne Charls the Second by the Grace of God King of 
England Scotland ffrance and Ireland defender of the faith 
Sealed and delivered in presence of Us: 

John Seaman Pr Mee Joseph Sutton 

EiCHABD GiLDEKSLEEVE Gierke. 

Joseph Sutton. 

The Testimony of Nathauill persall taken in pery Gourtt 
saytth that when James Till lay sick he toulld me that I 
mustt doe him on Kindnes that was to price a horse for him 
thatt John Rods was to have I askett him what hors itt was 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 24=7 

and he toulld it was the black hors of Terys thatt I rid I 
toulld him that I woblld have him gitt another man to prise 
him for I wooUd not medell in prissing off him and my 
reason was that I apreheade him to be so badd thatt I 
shoolld nott value him att any thing. 

Page 164. 

A.tt the Courtt a ffores'd 

John Roads pltt' 

James Mott deff' 

in an acttion of deptt the pltt' declareth thatt James Till 
deceased being his depter and James mott being the above 
sayd tills deptee as by evedence given by John Smitth doth 
apeer and having by warrantt ataohed the money he oweth 
to Till he thare apon bringeth his sutt 

In the Cans depending between John Roads and Joseph 
Carpenter the Courtt ffinds for the delfendant 

In the Cans pending between John Rodes pit' and James 
mott tis reffered till the next Courtt. 

Page 165. 

Know all Men by these prsents that I George Mills Rus- 
dorp, have Sould Unto Robbert Beddell of hempsted my 
house barne and whome Lott in hempsted Affores'd and 
alsoe Another home lot adjoyning to it, w'ch I purchassed of 
Daniell Whitehead, haveing bin foremorly Thomas ffosters, 
and haveing Received of y'e said Robbert Beddle, full pay- 
ment and sattisfaction for y'e same, I Doe Give him free and 
full possession thereof, and Doe binde My selfe my heirs 
Executors Administrators to Uphold and Mainetaine the 
said house barne and whome Lotts to be his owne proper 
Right for him and his heirs to Inioy for ever : as witnes my 
hand this 13th Day of December 1661. 

In prsence of Jonas Houldsworth 
John Ellison 

Pr Mee Joseph Sutton 

Gierke. 



248 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

The Eecprd of Eobbert Beddells hous and Laud which 
he Bought of Steaven Hudson with all priveleges thereunto 
belonging Meddows pastrigges or what soever privelegges 
belong unto it with in the Bounds of Hempsted this hous-e 
Above speciefied and land is a house and single whome 
Lett. 

Know all men by these presents whome it, ma}- Conserne 
that wee George Hewlett and william Osborne inhabitants of 
Hempsted upon Long Ileland in ye County of New york- 
shire planters doe sell and alienate from us our heires and 
successors unto Robbert Beddle his heirs successor's admin- 
istrators and assignes all that whome lot and house that was 
formerly Hope washbornes in hempsted afores'd, being 
about nine acors more or les with all y'e fenceing that is 
About it : and the trees that are in it the ruins of the old 
barne excepted or all pri-velegges and appurtienances that 
have foremerlj' or Doe now belong to the said house and 
home lott alsoe exepted the said premieses wee the aboves'd 
parties doe and have by these jJi'esents fully frely and ab- 
soelutely sold to y'e said as above specietied and doe ingage 
to uphold the same firme and athentick to y'e said Robbert 
his heirs as afores'd : for and in consideration of a vallueable 
some speciefied in a bill of debt received alveudy at y'e 
signeing hereof in confirm eatiou of y'e premisses wee doe 
hereunto subscribe our hands and sett to our seales this 11 
of december in the yeare of our lord 1667 and of our Gia- 
cious soveraine King Charles the second the Nineteenth 

Signed sealled and delivered in presence of 

Jonah efoedham 



Thomas OKley. 



By Mee Joseph Hdtton Clerk. 



Page 166. 



Whereas, Thomas Hicks and William Jacoks was Made 
Choice of to be Survayors for the Mending the high ways : it 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 249 

is this 5th of ft'abuary 1667 . ordered by y'e Justis peace the 
Constable and overseers : because thorn as Hicks Liveth out 
y'e towne that Eichard Gildersl'eve Jiiner is Chossen to be 
A survayor of the mending the high ways ^^'ith william 
Jacoks and According to order they are iuipowered to Apoint 
Men in con venient Season for the Carriing on the work and 
if Any refuse the worke then the fSurvayors shall and have 
power to set men A worke and the refusser shall pay thoses 
soe sett a worke : 

By Me Joseph Sutton 

Clerk. 

Page 167. 

This presents witneseth that I Eobbert Beadle Doth frely 
Acknowlege that my Avife Blanch Beadle shall iiave the full 
use and improvement of the house and land w'ch is inserted 
in this bill of seale her whole life time in Case her husband 
Eobbert Beadle Die before her , 

By Me Joseph Sutton Clerk : 
A true Coppy. 

ffubuary y'e 3d 1667 Neahmiah Smith : and Sarah Pud- 
denton were Lawfully Married by Mr. Hicks Justis of y'e 
peace : 

Know all men to horn this may any consarn that I 
Thomas larland now planttar at hemsted in the North 
riding of Nu yorkshere have sould unto Joseph Jenens of 
the same j'lace A parshall of land lying in the south woods 
that formarly was Joseph scots I say I have sould unto 
Joseph Jenens to him his ayrs exsecutr administratars or 
asings frely and piiatly to inioy, from me my ayrs or asigns 
for ever for and in consedartion of a valyable all redi re- 
saved and to the true parformanc of the premesis I have 
seat to my hand this : 31 March 1668 in the uinteuth year of 



250 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 

his Magistes raine Chals the second by the grace of god 
king of great bretten franco and larland defendar of the 

faith king. 

his 

Thomas X Iabland 

mark 

Witnessis 

ElCHARD GiLDEKSLEYE 

his 

ROBART X BEDLE 

mark. 

Page 168. 

Apriel 2 1668 at a toun metin Mastar Hicks hired the 
Toim Corue for 01.00.00. 

danel bedle. hired the Toun hom lot for 01.06.00. 

Samuel dentun hired the Toun medow for. . . .01.10.06. 

william osbon hired the toun holows 5 acars 
for 00.18.00. 

that is to say in case the feld was planted all' this was 
dun at on and the same toun Metin 

Aprel :21: an. 1668. Thomas Elesons Record on year- 
ling hors covdt collored bay on whit foot on the ner sid be- 
hind and a crop on the nere eare and a neck under the 
same eare branddid with a :G: on the of buttuck 

mor one coult marked as abovsayd branded with a :G: 
on the of buttuck: 

At A Toun C'ort heald at Hemsted by the Constable And 
oversears May 6: 1668. weareas elias douti plaintive en- 
ters an action against edward banbery defendant this cort 
hnds for the plaintive that the defendant shall pay the bell 
Avhich he made to the plaintive datid the last of octobar 
1665. and the cort gives to plaaintive tenn shilens for his 
troble and all cost and charges of the cort 

Page 169. 

Know all Men by theses prsents to Whome this may Any 
ways Gonserne that I John Willy, Taylor now Dwelling in 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 251 

Mad Nanns Neck soe Comonly called : In y'e North Eide- 
ing In New york shiere doth by theses prsents Bargaine 
sell and AUienatte from Mee My heires Executors Admin- 
istrators or Assignes Unto Joseph Suttou of Hempsted in 
the same County the half of my tow Lotts which I bought 
of thomas Eushmore And Edward Spj-age being y'e third 
and fourth Lotts upon the second devission it being in 
Quantiety of Acors: aM it was laid out Att first by the sir- 
vayors soe Apointed I the Above said John Willy doth Ijy 
theses prsents:acknowledge that I have sold the half of the 
tow Lotts Above speciefied for Ever with all the half of y'e 
privielidges : and appurtienances with I y'e abovesaid John 
Willy have bought: unto Jose[)h Sutton Abovesaid his 
heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes : for An In 
consideration of A Vallueable Some received by Mee John 
Willy To have And To hold the half of the Above said 
Lotts for Ever peaceable to iuioy without Lett or Mollesta- 
tion from any person or persons what soever and to the 
true prforemauce of the premeisses : I the Above s'd John 
Willy Doe sett to my hand and seale : this 11 Day of Jane- 
vary 1667 in the Nineteenth yeare of his Maiesties Eaigne 
Charles the second By the Grace of God King of Gratte 
Brittaine ffrance And Ireland defender My half of the Lotts 
is to have halfe the Bredth and the whole lengh throrow 
out next to Edward Bandburys lott 

Signed Sealled and Delivered in prsence : of 
John Tkedwill A True Coppy taken by 

ElCFAED GiLDEKHLEVE. By Mr JoSEPH SuTTON 

■ Gler. 
Page 170. 

A Eecoixl of the Bill of sale given to Eichard Mentourne 
by John Brick w'ch is Lickwise made over to John March y'e 
9th of ffebry Anno 1680 Bee it Known to all men by these 
presents y't I John Brick Lieing in the bounds of Hempsted 
on Long Island & County of yorkshier Do Acknowledg to 



252 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

luive bargained & Sould Unto Eichard Mentourne of y'e 
towne \' County Abovs'd A Certaine Lott of Lands given 
me liy the s'd towne Laying behind the West Ox Pasture : 
being in Quantity Six acres : & bounded on the North with 
Richard Gildersleves three acre lott : iV on y'e south with 
his tivety acre lott : cV on the Eeare of y'e swamp : I saye 
that I : the s'd John : have sould y'e 8ix acres more or Less : 
as it was Layed out Unto me as aboves'd Unto y'e s'd 
Richard for A considerable Sum ! by me in hand alreddy 
received and Do by these make it over Unto him : his 
heirs exceutored Administrators or Assignes To have tt To 
Hould as his owne : c>i: to his or their ProjDer Use & behoofe 
for ever with all my Eight title & Intrest thereunto belong- 
ing : Whereby I Do Alienate myselfe my heirs executors 
Administrators or Assignes : ffrom any Partt or Parcell 
thereof for ever it Do ingage my selfe to make good y'e sale 
thereof unto him as afores'd against any person or persons : 
that shall pretend A Just clame thereUnto in Confirmation 
of w'ch I have hereUuto Putt my hand <S: sett my 
Seale this 9th of tfeb 1680 ct in the : 32d of his Maisties 
Eeigne of England Scotland fl'rance ct Ireland King .Signed 
Sealed tt Delivered in y'e presents of Us : 

her John Bkick. 

Elizabeth X Jackson 
marke 

Edw Ekench 

P me Edw Ebench Clarke. 

Know all men by these : y't I Eichard Mentourne Avithin 
sjjecified in y'e bill of sale : given me Ijy John Brick : Do 
make over the s'd bill of sale to John March of Hempsted 
in y'e county within nominated his heirs executors Admin- 
istrators or Assignes : To have ct To hoiild : in as ample 
manner k as it was made over unto me y'e s'd Eichard ct 
Do likwise alienate : myselfe : from the same : my heirs 
executors Administrators or assignes for ever : for ct in con- 
sideration of u considerable parcell of fence : sett up for 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDR. 253 

me : by tlie s'd John consisting of niuetv poles in consider- 
ation also of which : I }''e sd Richard : will give him : A 
good Cow : Avith A Calfe : by her side \' deliver her to the 
s'd John or his order : some time in maye next come twelve 
months after this within Date w'ch is y'e 9th of ffeb 1680 in 
Confirmation of w'ch I have hereUnto Putt my hand & sett 
my seale : the Day and yeare -within written in the Presents 
of the Under named. 

ElCHAlID MeNTOURNK. 

Signed sealed & Delivered in presents of 

her 
Elizabeth X Jackson 

marke. 
Edw French P me Edw. FREXfH Clarke. 

Page 171. 

March 20th : 1667 it is ordered by the Constable and 
ovrseers that aU the finces that are to fine in the Toune 
shall be mad up and maintained and if any man shall neg- 
lect and not make up and maintain his part of fence which 
was layd out to him shall pay twelve pence alength for 
every four antwenty ouurs that it lyeth doun aftar warning 
and those allso that are apoynted to make the gats shall 
macke and maintaine them and if any shall neglect and not 
mack and maintain the gats they shall pay for every four 
antwenty ours ten shilens a gat that they shall be found 
doun or in suffetiant this above written is to be fenished by 
the first of may next insuing the date hearof : 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVE. 

Page 172. 

A Covenant and agrement mad : this 23 of Aprel : AN 
1668 betwen the Contable and the overseers on the on 
parti and waltar Tayler on the other parti for the ceping of 
the west heard that is to say cons 2 yeare oulds and year- 
lings ior this preasant yeare whear by the sd waltar tailer 



254 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

ingage Limselse carfullly to cep and loock aftar the sd 
heard, from the time the sayd overseeres shall apoint him : 
untill such time as the sayd overseers shal se cause to re- 
lease him, and the sayd waiter is to make it his whole im- 
ployment during that time for to keep the sayd heard, and 
he is likewise to keep the three yeare olds and the greater 
catle in the heard till wheat harvest is in And in case that 
any of the catle iu his heard shall come to be lost then the 
sayd waiter is to use his best indevour to find them up the 
next day by driving his heard that-way-ward where he 
judgeth they were lost, but if he cannot find them that day 
then at night he is to give notice to the owners of them and 
the owners themselves or one that is sufficient for them, 
shall keep the herd the next day, whilest the sayd waiter 
doth lodke to find them up : or otherwise, they are to looke 
them mp themselves : also the sayd waiter is to watter his 
herd twice a day and to drive them to fresh feed, and he is 
also once a weeke, to drive his herd to the south meddows, 
and to let them feed there Also what corne the sayd waiter 
shal suffer to be stroyed by his herd or catle that he'taketh 
charge of to keep : which is within the feild the sayd waiter 
shal make satisfaction for any such corne so destroyed by 
his sayd herd. unto the owners thereof, and if the sayd wai- 
ter sbal wrong any of the catle that are in his herd by dog or 
dogs then he shal make satisfaction for the hurt done : his 
bounds that he shal keep his herd in is westward upon the 
plaines, as farr as Mr simmons his fenced hollow, and 
northward a mile from the south woods and southword as 
far as the cowkeepers have formerly used to drive their 
herds : and he is likewise to keep the first Sabbath day 
after he begins and the last at his giving over ; and all 
those that belong to the said west herd are to drive their 
catle every morning by the time the sun be halfe an houer 
high into the Swamp or compasse of ground that is be- 
tween Mr gildersleves corner and Mr jacksons corner : or 
else they are to drive them after the cowkeeper and drive 
them to him, or otherwise to pay all damage done by them ; 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 255 

and like wise the foresayd constable and overseers do in- 
gage themselves to the sayd waiter taylor, to pay or cause 
to be payed to him the sayd waiter , for and in con- 
sideration of his cowkeeping fovirteen shihng a weeke dur- 
ing the time that he is imployed about keeping the sayd 
heard : in pay as f oUoweth Viz : one pound of butter at six 
pence a pound for every cow or heifer that is milked, and 
the rest of his pay one third in wheat at five Sbil : p bushel, 
one third in Indian corne at three shiling per bushell, and 
one third in oats at 2 shil : 6d per bushell — And in case the 

Page 173. 
foresayd corne shall fall short wdth the inhabitants then 
they shall pay to the sayd waiter porke or beife or either of 
them, porke at four pence halfe peny p pound and their 
beife at thre pence p pound : and the butber is to be payd 
in June next : and his corne pay to be payd at or before the 
middle of next february, in good marchantable corne, and 
if any pay in pork or beife they are to pay it— at the next 
killing time : and he is to have a rate made him 
whereby to demand his pay of the owners of the c'atle : 
and in case any refuse to pay him the Constable and over- 
seers do ingage upon his complaint fc^rthwith to see him 
.satisfyed according to covenant herein specified : in wit- 
nesse hereof both partys do respectively hereunto Subscribe 
their hands the day find year above written 

it is to be unders' od that if the abovesayd waiter tailer re- 
save any bef or pork it is to be payd at price curant the 
coweeper is to hav five shilens mor then his wekly wages 
for ceeping the dry cattle til after wheat harvest be in in 
c ase thay be not tacken away by the medle of June 

ElCHAED GiLDERSLEVE ' WALTER TaYLOE 

George Hewlett 
John Seaman. 
John Smith 

his 
John X Ellison 
Mark : 



256 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 

Mey. 11 AN : 1668 This presant wetnessis that I wilHam 
argent now of Hemsted dow ingage my selve trulj^ and 
faithfully to the Covenant above wiiten which is to ceepe 
the east heard and dow in gage myself as fullly to the east 
heard as waiter taylor hath to the west the bounds only 
exsepted : and the east bounds are to be eastward from the 
northeast corner of the east oxpaster. eastward our the 
east medow and southward as far as the sout medows. 
lickwis the Constable and overseers dow ingage to the 
abovsayd william argante as fully as they have ingaged 
unto waiter taylar in his Covenant whear iinto both partis 
dow respecttively seat to theare hands the day and yeare 
above writen 

his 

ElCHAED GlLDEHSLETE WILLIAM X ARGANT 

George Hewlett mark. 

John Seaman. 
John Smith 

his 
John X eleron 
marke. 

May : 12 AN. 1668. The coucepers wint out 

with thar heards 

Page 174. 

this may sartifi an^^ horn it may consarn that I Jemos pin 
of hemsted dow ingag duly and truly to fullfill the covenant 
made by the Constable and overseers with william argant 
Consarning the ceoping of the east heard for this preasant 
year witnes my hand this : 2 : of September AN 1668 : 

his 
Jeans X pine 
mark. 

This may sartifi any hom it may consarn that wee the 
Constable and overseers dow ingag to Jeames pin as fully 
as is ingaged to william argent for his pay in quantiti and 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 257 

qnaliti .and time for ceeping the east heard witnes our 
hands this 2 of September AN 1668 

EoBEBT Jackson 
John Seaman 
John Smith 
George Hewlett 

his 
John X eleson 
mark. 
Page 175. 

Know all men to hom this may any consarn that we 
george Hewlette and william osbon both of Hemsted in the 
north riding of new yorksher ous our eyers exsecutors ad- 
minestratars and asins have sould unto John Hubs of mad 
nans neck so commonly caled him his eyers exsecutrs ad- 
minestrators and asigns and dow by thes presants bargain 
and sel iinto the sd John Hubs alot of land lying and be- 
ing in mad nans neck being eyghten acars in numbar more 
or les as it was laid out at the first it being in breadth on 
aad twenti Rod A lot which was laid out to John tredwell at 
the first bounded on the northarly sid by a lote of Richard 
totens which was laid out at the first to Thomas Champean 
we say we have soulld the abov.sd.lot unto the sd John 
Hubs with all rights and preveleges thereunto belonging to 
have and to hould as his owne for ever, and dow maintaine 
and uphould the premesis to be lawfull Athentick and good 
and to the tru parformance of the premesis we have set to 
our hands and seale this 17. of Novembar in the.yere of 
our Lord 1668 and in the twenteth yere of his magestis 
raine Charls the second by the grace of god king of gret 
bretun france and larland defender of the faith King sined 
sealed and delivered in the presanc of us witnessis 

Richard Gildersleve sener George Hewlett. (S) 

Richard Gildersleve Clark 

this is a true copi of the oregenal 
tacen out by me 

Richard Gildersleve 

Clark. 



258 hempstead town recoeds. 

Page 176. 

Hemssted the 11th of January AN 1668 at a Jenerall Toun 
meten a sartin alotsmets of land layd out to jeames pin and 
simon sering and John Smith nan and Temithi Hoisted are 
by a mager vote mad anul and the parsons above s'd are to 
have land with there naibours acording to former grant as 
it shall fall to there loote, and the reason why these lots 
abov. sd. are made anul is becas thay war not layd out by 
men chosen by the Toun 

Hempsted January the II : 1668 : Jeams pine protests 
against the above wrete vote 

it is ordered at a full toun meting that the inhabitants 
shall devid them selves into severall parshalls for the tack- 
ing up of land for planting and acordingly thay have pro- 
seded and live severall parshalls have allred drawn loots 
Mr Semans for on compani Mr Hicks for on compani Mr 
Jackson for on compani Thomas Champien for Compani 
John Smith Juner on Compani and the men are thes as 
thay drowd 

by ordar 

1 good man Champien 5 Mr Semans 
Richard valintin william Jecoks 
Thomas Sothard John Carman 
Thomas Carl Richard Stits 
edward Rainer Edward Sprag 
Joseph langdon Robert bedle 

good man marvin 

2 Mr Hicks 

Mr Gildersleve 
John tredwell 
John eleson 
Thomas eleson 
Richard Gildersleve 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 259 

3 John Smith Juner 
Edward titus 
Abraham Smith 
George baldin 
Richard eleson 
wedow persall 

4 Mr Jackson 
Adam Mott 

John Smith. E. Sener 
John Smith. E. Juner 
George hewlette 
John Jackson 

Page 177. 

Jenewary the. 11 : 1668 at the same town it is allso or- 
dered that Mr Hicks and Mr. Semans ar apoynted to lay out 
the land, it is all so ordered at the same Toun meting that 
all thos that ,war not at meting that have right to land shall 
have the same preveledg that thos have that have tacken 
upland up alredi after thos that have all redi tacken up 
land 

it is all so ordered at the same toun meting that is thos 
that have the first lot which are to make ther first choys 
neclect and downot goe the first oppartuniti and upon warn- 
ing given by the ceceund shall lose there first choyse and 
the second shall have libarti to tack it it is all so ordered 
at the some Toun meting that thos that are apoynted by 
the toun to lay out the land shall have libarti if the land 
which thay pitch upon prove very swamppi and rocke to 
mack up in quanti what it want in qualiti 

it is all so ordered at the same Toun meting that if the 
land that thay pitch upon be not suffetion to contain six 
that then thay have libarti to devid themselves into thre in 
on place provided thay lay themselves as ner together as 
conveneantly as they can. 



260 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

it is all so ordered at the same toun meting that none are 
to tack up there laud in the con neck nor in mad nans neck 
nor at matenecock nor in the bounds of them lotted lands in 
them necks. 

Page 177a 

Jenewari : 30 : 1668 it is ordered at a full toun meting 
and by mager vote that Mr. Gildersleve is Chose to goe to 
Jemeco to agetate consarning prafaring apetetion to the 
Govenour abut our grevansis which being acompleshed 
forth with to present it to our honnoured Govenour and the 
abov s'd Mr Gildersleve is to agetat with those that are 
apoynted by the other Touns 

it is allso ordered at the same Toun meting that the 
Common medows are to be layd out alotments to thos that 
have a right to them 

At Aienerall Toun meting in Hempsted march 29th '1669 
was leat unto John elesonne the Toun barne for twelve 
shilens to be payd in corne 

At the same Toun meting was leat unto Eobard bedle the 
Toun home lot for sixtenne shilens to be paid in corne. 

At the same Toun meeting was leat unto George hewlet 
the parsonage holows for sixteen shilens to be paid in corn. 

At the same Toun meting was leat unto John elesonne 
-the Toun hous for six shilens eight penc to be payd in 
corn. 

At the same Toun meting was leat unto John wele the 
parsonage medow for eighttenne shilens to be payd in 
corne. 

June the 21 AN 1669 at aienerall Toun meting by aienerall 
vote the grase of the cou neck eastward should be leat for 
this present somer and it is to be iinderstood that the cons 
shall have the libarti to go to feed upon it without molista- 
tion : 

at the some Toun meting was leat unto Mr Hicks the 
gras on the cou neck eastward afor.sd. upon the condetion 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 261 

before Sd. for four pound iu wheat at five shilens pur 
bushel and endian corn at thre shilens pur bushel : 

at the same toun tuetiug was leat unto Daniel bedle the 
gras on the east side of nere Rockaway which lys comon 
for the cous and the oous are to have ther libarti without 
molestation and is to pay 12 shiling in corn pay for this 
Somor. 

Page 177b. 

Hemsted ffebariwari : the 18. 1668-9 Thes may sartifi 
ani home it may consarn that we Thomas Champien of 
Hemsted and Thomas Hicks of flushin both in the north 
Eidiug of new yorksher have made an exchang of medows 
the.sd.Thomas Champeon laving a sarting parshall of medow 
lying at anack cominly Galed by the name meruk which was 
layd out at the first to Thomas harmitage. have exchanged 
the sd : medow with the.sd.Thomas Hicks for aparshall of 
medow lying upon aneck Commenly caled warshborns 
neck Avliich was formarly mastar warshborns which is 
in quantiti on thard part of Mr warshborns alotment on 
that neck : we the above said Thomas Champeon and 
Thomas Hicks dow bind ourselves our eyers exsecuters ad- 
minestrators and asigns to uphould and maintain the prem- 
esis to be lawfull athentick and good from any that shall 
hereafter lay any Just claim thereunto as witnes our hands 
the day and yere above written 

witnes 

RiCHAKD GiLDEBSLEVE ThOMAS ChAMPION 

Clark. Thomas : Hickes 

Hemsted Aprel the.9.AN 1669 : At a Toun meeting by a 
Mager vot Mr Gildersleve was mad Choyse of by mager 
vote to go to new yorke to fetch the pattant for the Toun. 
and to speck with Captaine neckels to know of him what 
the Toun is in depted to him for the pataut and if that he 
demands more than he hath alredi had Mr Gildersleve is to 



262 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

ingag to see him payd. and the Touu dow ingag to Mr Gil- 
dersleve to satisfi him what he ingages to Captaine neckels 
in the Touns behalfe : 

Jun the. 24 1669 at atoun meting there was leat unto 
Temothi Hoisted the grac on the comman rnedow for this 
presant somar that is betwen the coupastar and the fence, 
and he is to pay. 12s. shileus : in wheat and endian corn 
wheat and live shilens tlie bushel and endion corn at thre 
shilens the bushel. 

at atoun meting held in hemsted the thard of august 1669 
was leat unto Thomas Eoshmor the grase xipon the lote 

that was laid out to Addam mott for 02.09.06. 

at the same Toun meting was leat unto Mr Seaman for this 
year the gras upon the lot that was laid out to the parson- 
age for 00.10.00. 

Page 178. 

Jun the 3d AN 1669 it is agreed by the Tou^n by amager 
vote bing agenerall Toun meting that the Toun dow miitu- 
ally stand for the line that was given in to captaine necles at 
the hors race by the Confutable and overseers the line as 
foloweth beginiug at Robart williams marct tree and so run 
anorth and by next line to the north sea or sound and so 
along the sound on awest line until it meet with the line of 
the west bound 

it is all so at the same Toun meting agreed iipou by mager 
vote that Mr Hicks and Mr Gildersleve are apoynted by 
the Toun to treat with the Govenour abut the line abov 
wreten and not to lose any part of it but rather desier a sut 
in law at the cort of asisis ! 

Jun the 3d. 1669 there was given to John Elesou and 
Joseph Smith the fence on the cou neck whit-li was formiarly 
good man latens fenc for tlier ouue for ever in Quantity four- 
tene gats. 

at the same time was given to daniel bedle and Joseph 
petet the fence at the Cove neck which was the parsonag 
fence fortene gates in number to them and thears for ever 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 263 

at the same time was given unto Samuel dentun tlie fenc 
on the cou neck that was foremarly aron formans the last 
part of the west end of the neck to him and his forever. 

at the same Toun meting there was given to John Sering the 
feuc in the cou neck which was formarly Thomas Scidmors 
six gats in number to him and his eyers forever 

at aienerall Toun meting was given to Joseph Jenens 
four oxpaster gates and daniel bedle the parsonage fence in 
the east oxpaster. 

At a Jenerall Toun meting held the first of Aprel 1669 was 
given and granted unto Joseph Genens and daniel bedle all 
the fenc in the east oxpasters which belong unto the par- 
sonage for them and there eyers for ever. 

Page 179. 

Hemsted Aprel the : 23 AN 1669 At A Jeneral Toun 
Meting and by amagor vote it is ordered and agred upon 
that all those that have fence at the Cow neck Shall have 
Rifiht in the neck acordipig to the fence which he macks for 
pastar land and if ever here after the Cow neck shall be 
lotted in to particular alotments then every man shall have 
a proportion acording to the fence that he macketh and non 
to have right but only those that have fence theare and 
forther it is agred upon by the Toun that no man shall put 
any mor chattle there then they have mad fence for 

this preasant witnes that I william osbon dow ingage I 
will imploy my man to the ceeping of the west heard and 
dow ingage that he shall make it his hull im ploynient to 
ceep the said heard this next insuing Sommer acording to 
the Covenant on the other side mede with Jeremiah wood 
in the yere 1669 and lick wise the Constable and overseers 
doe ingag to the said william osbon d for his satisfaction 
acording to the Covenant made with Jeremiah wood on the 
other sid as witnes our hands this first day of June in the 
yer of our lord, 1670 and the said william osbon is to send 



264 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

his man out with the heard on the sixt Day of this preasant 
June ! 

William osboukne 

Simon Sareing 

William Jecogkek 

John Carman 

Page 180. 

Aprel : tlie : 26 . AN . 1669 : A Covenant and agremeut 
betwen the Constable and the overseers on the one parti and 
Jeremiah wood on the other parti for the ceeping of the 
weast heard this next insuing summer that is to say cous 
two yere old and yerling whereby the . sd : Jf remiah wood 
dow ingage himselfe carfully to ceepe and loock after the . sd . 
herd from the time the sd . overseers shall apoyut him until 
the . sd . overseers shall se case to relase him and the . sd . 
Jeremi wood is to mack it his whol impliment duiing that 
time to ceepe the . sd . heard and he is to ceep the thre yer 
oulds and greater cattle in his heard untill the madle of June 
and in case any of the cattle in his heard shall com to 
belost then the . sd . Jerenie is to. dow his best in devour to 
find them agaiue by driving his heard that way ward the 
next day where he judgeth thay ware lost but if he cannot 
find them that day then at night he is to give notis to the 
ownnours of them and the ownnours themselves or on that 
is sufFetiant for them shall keepe the heard the ne^ct day 
wildest the sd . Jerimi wood doth looke to find them up, or 
otherwise they are to looke them up themselves also the sd . 
Jeremi wood is to watter his heard twise a day and to drive 
his heard to fresh feed and also once a week He is to drive 
his heard to south medows and to let them feed there also 
what corn the . sd . Jereme shall suffer to be stroyed by his 
heard or catle that he ceepeth or tacketh charg of to ceep 
which is within the field . the sd . Jereme shall mack satis- 
faction for any such corne so destroyed . by his heard unto 
the ownnours there of and if the . sd . Jereme shall wrong 
any of the catle in his heard by dog or dogs then the sd . 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KE(l()BDH. 265 

Jereme shall luack sattisfaotion for tlie wrong dooue liis 
bounds that he shall ceep his herd in is westward upon the 
plains as far as master semansis fensed holow and north 
ward a mille from the south woods and sothard as fare as 
the conceepars have formarly eused to drive their heard s 
and he is hckwise to ceejj the first sabath day aftar he be- 
gineth and the last at his giving over and all those that be- 
long to the sd . west herd are to drive their catle every 
morning by the snn halfe an our hy into the swamp or 
compas of ground that is betwen master Gildersleves cor- 
nour and master Jackson's corner or else thay are to drive 
them after the couceeper and dri^'e them to him : or other 
wise to pay all dameg done by them : and lickwise the 
fore . sd . Constable and overseers dow ingage themselves 
to the sd . Jeremi wood to pay or case to be payd to him 
the . said Jeremiah wood for and in oonsederation of his 
couceeping : tharteene shilens a weeck during (he time that 
he is implied about ceepingthe . sd . herd in pay as foloweth 
— on pound of butter at six pence a pound foi every cou or 
heifer that is milked : and the rest of his pay on thard in 
wheat at live shilens . p . boshel on thard in Indian corn 
at thre shilens . p . boshel and on thard in otes at two 
shilens sixpence . p . bushel and the butter is to be payd in 
June next and his corn pay to be payd at or before the 
medle of feberiwari next in good marchantable corn and he 
is to have a rate made him whereby to demand his pay of 
the ownnours of the catle and in case any refus to pay 
him the constable and overseers dow ingage ujjon his com- 
plaint to se him forthwith satisfied acording to covenant 
herein spesefied in wetnes hereof both partis dow respec- 
tively subscrib there hands the day and year above wretn 

his 

Egbert Jackson Jekemiah X wood 

George Hewlett mark. 

William Jecockes 
his 

John X Bleson 
mark. 



266 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 181. 

Hemsted May the . 29 AN 1669. it is ordered at aiener- 
all Toun Meting and by amager vote that Mr Hicks Mr 
fordham and John eleson was Chos to tack avew of the 
common medows at the south and bring in the number of 
acers of good medow to the best of there aprehention : it is 
allso ordered that the men abov wreten are ordered to lay 
out the comon medow into f)artiecular allotments and every 
right is to have his lot in on place. 

Hemsted feberewari the . 18 . 1669 it is ordered at aJen- 
erall Toun meting by mager vote that the feld that is to 
say the holows are to be soun by every man that will this 
next insuing sommer and are to be cept by men acording to 
the number of acers that etch man sous as it was the Somor 
before. 

Hemsted .Tun the 3d AN 1669 this may sartili any home 
it may consarn that good man bedle hath ingaged himself e to 
ceep the east con heard and dow ingage himselfe truly and 
faithfull to the east herd and bind him selfe as Jeremiah 
wood is to the west herd and the Constable and overseers 
dow ingage themselves to good mon bedle as they have in- 
gaged to Jeremiah wood as wetnes ther hands it is to be 
understood that good mon bedle is to have forteii shilens 
a week for his Couceping in the same pay that Jereme wood 
is to have for his couceeping and thos of the east end that 
live, in the toune are to drive there chattle into the swamp 
beyond Elea Smiths and thos that live at south over 
are to drive their chattle to the rere of abraham smiths 
hom loote 

his 

EoBEET Jackson Eobakt X Bedle 

Geoeg Hewlett mark, 

his 

John X eleson 
marck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 267 

May the 19 1669. good' bedle began his oouceeping and 
Jeremiah wood went out with the west heard on the 17 of 
may 1669. 

Paue 18'2. 

June the . '23 . 1669. it was agreed upon at aienerall 
Toun meting and by aienerall vot that they shall lay out the 
medow to the uttermost bounds of Hemsted bounds east 
Avard acording to the line run in the year 1658. by the eng- 
lesh and endians and if any purson or persons by next the 
abov. sd. line next Mr Seamons and if any shall be des- 
turbed in the proprieti of ther medow the Toun dow ingage 
to mack it good : 

at the same Toun meting it was by niager vot agreed 
that the first lotts shall be gin at the east bounds and so run 
west ward. , 

Jeneivari the 24 1669. at a town meeting was granted 
Avedow larland that she shall have libarti to tack up hur 
two and twenti acars that was to be laid out ou the north 
by hur hous on the east sid of hur medow by A niager vote 

At the same Toun meting by amager vote was given and 
granted to John betts, tailer forten or fiftnne acars of land 
on the north sid by Mr Senians his land that is to say 
aioyning to that compani 

Aprel the : 15 : 1670. at aienerall Town meting was 
leat unto william Jecoks the grac on the couneck other wais 
called the hay breg neck for this present sommer : for forty 
shilens to be payd in wheat at live shilens the boshel and 
endian corn or other pay eqiievelant. Paid by Willm Ja- 
cocks, on this Acco't 4. s. 

at the same Toun meting was leat unto simon Sering the 
grace on the parsonage medow for this somer which is on 
the great neck, for sixteime shilens and six penc to be 
payd in corn or other pay equevelent 

at the same Toun meting was leat unto good man bedle 
the grace for this sommer on the medow at uer Rocaway 



268 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

which is the cou medow for live shilens to be payd in corn 
or other pay equevelent 

at the same Toun meting was leat unto John Champien 
the grace on the parsonage meda for this sommer which 
lise at dentons neck for five and tharty shilens to be payd 
in corne or other pay equevelent 

Page 183. 

Hemste Jenwari the 24.AN 1669. it is ordered and agreed 
upon at afull Town meting and by mager vote that thos that 
will fenc in aythor of the oxpasters west oxpaster or east 
oxpaster shall have tlie land that is within the fence for ther 
oun propririti for them and thare eyers for ever every one 
acording to the fenc that he macketh : and everi on that 
macketh fence in ayther of the oxpastars shall mack and main 
tain agood suifetiant fence and it is further ordred that if 
any man have any fence in ayther of the oxpastars and refus 
to maintain the said fenc sliall lose his right ther : and thos 
that belong to the pasterg shall have libarti to tack it up. 

Aprel the .1. 1670. At A Jenerall Toun meting bymagar 
vote the oxpastars gats was givin away to parti color men 
that belong to the parsonage with This provisall that the 
minester of the Toun shall have libarti for four or six oxen 
to goe in the east oxpastor free without molastation or 
charg of inacking of maintaing of fence in the oxpaster 

at the same Toun meting was leat unto daniel bedle the 
Krace on the medow wh' is comman medow for this sommer 
on the loot that was latins and eats smiths for eyght shil- 
ens to be payd in corn or other pay equevelant 

at the sam toun meting was leat unto John Elleson the 
grace on the common medow beginning at Mr Jackson eyght 
acor loot all the south sid to the foot of the beach for thur- 
ty shilens to be payd in corn or other pay equevlant 

at the sam tonn meting was leat unto Richard valiutin the 
grac on the coman medow from the foot of the beach 
wheare John end to the wedow persalls loot for thurtenn 
shilens to be payd in corn or that which is etjuevelaut 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 269 

At the same toun metiug was leat unto Eobart bedle for 
the Toun bam and horn loot for two and twenty shilens to 
be payd in corn or other pay equelant 

may 4 1670. it is ordered by the Constable and over- 
seers that Simon Sering is to loook to the buring place and 
tack the fines acording as it is ordered for creatuers that 
shall at any time fend there four penc asheep and twvlve 
ahors and all other Catle and six pence aswine 

ElCHARD GiLDERSLETE 

Clark. 
Page 184. 

ffeberiwari the .6th 1669 it is ordred by the Constable 
and overseers that every inhabitant shall have asuffetiant 
lader to stand by his Cherany upon the penelty of five shil- 
ens for every on that have not a sufi'etiant lader with in 
thre weeks after the date hereof 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVB 

Clark. 

Hemsted July the 20. 1670. it is ordered by the Consta- 
ble and overseers that Simon Sering is to maintain the 
north gate for this presant yere and then for the tim to Com 
to tack the fence on both sids of the sd. gate the hy way 
only for his ouen to maintain and be fred from the gate 

ElCHARD GiLDEESLEVE Clark. 

Hemsted may the .1. 1670 Eichard Gildersleve was 
hired to be drummer for this next in suing yere and is to 
have twenty five shilens paj d in corn and all so at the same 
time was chosen Toun Clark and is to have forty shilens 
for this in suing yere and in case the Scole Master comes to 
the Toun and the Toun and the Scole Master agre that the 
Toune hyer him to be Clark then the said Eichard is to be 
payd acording to the time he sorveth. 

Hemested Juen the .22d. 1670 theare was sould unto Eo- 
bort bedle at an out cri the ould Toun barn and to tack it 



270 HEMPSTEAD TOWN REGOEDS. 

of the ground and is to have all the timber and fram that 
belong to the said barn and is to pay three pound for the 
sd. barn to be payd in Corn or Catle equevelent 

Page 185. 

July the .28. 1670. This Eeoord wetnessis that Coronall 
Lues Mores was at the Town of Hemsted on Long Hand 
in the North Eiding at new Jyork sher and did Clame the 
land that he the said Corenall Lues Mores bought of Cap- 
taiue John Scot 

hemsted Agust the .3d 1670 it is ordered by the Con- 
stable and overseers that every porson or persons that have 
any fence in ayther of the oxpastars east oxpastars or west 
oxpastars shall forth with see that it be suffetiantly marked 
at both ends of his fence with the first leaters of his name 
and all so thos that have any town fence shal make it as 
abov .sd. and all so tliose that have any fence in the Cou 
neck shall make there fenc as abov .sd. and if a.ny shall 
neclect and not mack his fence abov .sd. shall pay six pence 
a later for his neclect as abov said and every person that 
have any fence in any of the plasis abov sd. shall at all 
times from time to time make and maintaine a good suffe- 
tiant fence and if any shall drive any catle in to the oxpas- 
tars except oxen which have libarty to go ther shall pay 
five shilens for every time that thay are put in there by any 
purson or pursons and on wetnes shall be suffetiant wetnes 
in that case and if any man shall be sen to take doun any 
bars and leave them doune or open any gats and leave them 
open shall pay five shilens according to the formar towne 
order and Mr. Seman is mad choise of to vew the east ox- 
pastor and town fence o^Qce aweke at the least and bring in 
the defects to the Constable 

ElGHARD GiLDEESLEVE 

Clark. 



hempstead town records. 271 

Page 186. 
Octobar tlie 5th ANNo domini 1666. I being at the 
South medows belonging to Hemsted in the medow called 
Mr Stickliugs neck there was an agrement made between 
Jeams pine and Thomas Southard that the said Sothards 
medow should be mesured by John Smith and Eichard 
wodhul and if there wanted an acor of the six acars that 
then the said Jeams pine should give southard two acars of 
his medow and that should end the def erance about the me- 
dows and further it was agred by the commiti that was sent 
that Jeams pine should alow a suffetiant Cort way to goe in 
and out the mesurars ware Chosin by sothard and thay 
found that he had more then his measure by nere two acors 
and the bounds not alltred that wee know of and the rod 
that we mesured with was seaventenne foot witnessed by 
me Eichard wodhull the substano of what is above writen 
in this papar by Mr wodhull is aformed upon oth by Hen- 
eri Persall and edward titus to be truth taken in open Cort. 
This is a tru Copi tacen out of the oregenall 

by me Eichard Gildeesleve 

Clark. 

desember the 7. 1670. whereas John Johnson and Eich- 
ard totun was called before this Cort for seating a fier con- 
trary to law wherby the toune is much damnified by the 
feed being burned up and lickwise by indangering the toun 
to be burnt this Cort doth therfor order for this time that 
this time that the .sd. John Johnson and Eichard totun 
shall pay twenty shilens for ther defult to this Cort which 
is all redi satisfied. 

Page 187. 
Know all men whom this may ooneerne, That we Mr. 
Eichard Gildersleeve, and Lieutenant Adam Mott, both of 
Hempsteed in the North Eiding of New Yorshire, have 
exchanged a Parcell or Parcells of Meadow, the said Mr. 
Gildersleeve having a Parcell of Meadow lying at a Neck 
comonly called the great Neck, which Lott of Meadow to- 



272 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

gether with a Lott of Meadow which was laid out to Eich- 
ard Gildersleeve, the Lott of Mr. Gildersleeves being in 
quantity of Acres, one and twenty and a halfe, as it was 
laid out at the first, more or less, and the Lott of Rich Gil- 
dersleeve, two Acres and a halfe, more or less, as it was 
laid out at first, the abovesaid both adjoining together. 
Bounded on the Easterly side by a Lott of Thomas Ellison, 
and on the westerly side by a Lott of Edward Eayner : We 
the above said Eichard Gildersleeve Senior, and Eichard 
Gildersleeve Junior, do fully, freely and absolutely, sett 
over our rights of the abovesaid Lotts from us, our Heirs, 
Executors or Assignes, unto the abovesaid Adam Mott, his 
Heirs, Executors, Administrators or Assignes, and do up- 
hold the abovesaid Lotts, free from any that shall hereafter 
lay claime there unto, or do at present lay any Glaime 
there unto, by any Act or Acts of ours. And I the above- 
said Lieutenant Adam Mott Senior, having a certaine Par- 
cell or Parcells of Meadow lying at a Neck comonly called 
Mercock or Merock, one Lot lying on the west side of Me- 
rock being the first Lot of that Neck, Bounded on the East- 
erly side, and Eere by a Lot of Mr. Gildersleeves, being 
twenty Acres in quantity, more or less, as it was laid out at 
the first : And another Lot which was laid out to John Cor- 
nish at the first : fi'ronting upon a Lott of Mr Gildersleeves, 
rering upon a Lot of George Hewletts, and Bounded on y'e 
east by a Lot of Thomas Hicks, and on the west by a Lott 
of Mr Gildersleeves : I say I the abovesd Adam Mott 
Senior, for and in consideration of the exchange above 
specified of Meadows : do hereby fully freely and abso- 
lutely set over unto the abovesaid Eichard Gildersleeve 

Page 188. 

Senior the two Lotts of Meadow as above specified, from 
me, my Heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes, unto 
him the said Eichard Gildersleeve, his Heirs, Executors Ad- 
ministrators or Assignes. To have and to hold as his owne 
proper right for ever : And do uphold the abovesaid Lotts 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 273 

of Meadow, from any that either do or shall lay anj^ Claime 
thereunto, by any Act or Acts of mine : and to the true per- 
formance of the premisses, wee the abovesaid Mr. Eichard 
Gildersleeve, and Lieutenant Adam Mott have sett to our 
hands this 18th of July 1670. 

Witnesses, Eichabd Gildeesleeve 

his Adam Mott 

jEiiEMiAH X Wood. 
mark. 

PlETEE JaNSE ScHOL 

At a Towne Court, held by the Justice Constable and 
Overseers, .January 4th. 1670. It is this day Ordered by 
the Court above mentioned, that all Persons who have had 
any Cowes or other Cattle that went in the west Herd, Do 
bring in the true number of their said Cattle, unto the 
I'owne Clarke, by IFryday the 13th. of this instant Moneth, to 
the end that every head may bee rated for the payment of 
the Herdman, And if any Person shall neglect to bring in 
the true Number of their Cattle (as afores'd) they shall bee 
taken notice of according as they shall bee adjudged and 
guessed at, and rated accordingly 

Its also further Ordered, That all and every Person & 
Persons who have done any Publique Service for the Coun- 
try, as in Killing of Wolves, or any other service relating 
thereunto, He or they, are to bring in an Acco't there of, 
unto thet-aid Towne Clarke, to the intent sach satisfaccon 
tind Allowance be given them for the same, as by the Law 
is provided. 

EiCH : Charlton. 

Page 189. 

By the Constable and Overseers of y'e Towne of Hemp- 
steed, January the 14th. 1670. Ordered. That every partic- 
ular Inhabitant within this Towne do bring in the Valuation 
of his estate, to the Towne Clarke, by Saturday the 21st of 
this present Moneth, to the intent according to the Direc 
tion of the Law a rate bee forthwith made for the defraying 



274 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

of Towne Charges, and whosoever shall neglect the bring- 
ing in thereof, their Estates shall bee guessed at, and Eated 
as they shall bee adjudged. And it is further Ordered, That 
all and every Person and Persons, who have done any 
worke about the Towne, (as repairing of ffences, or any other 
worke relating to the Towne) do bring in a just account 
thereof, to the sd Clarke within the time above prefixed, that 
due Satisfaction may bee rendered unto them for the same. 

Signed by Order of the said Court. 

KiCH : Cl-IABLTON, 

Clarke. 

hemsted oCtobar the : 23 : 1695 A record of the mark 
that Timothy Carle Gives his Cretors that he marCeth Is 
a Latch marck one the left eyer and two nicks one the same 
eyer one of the fore side and one of the under .sid 

Ee Corded by mee Thomas Gilderslebve 

Clarck. 

Page 190. 

At a Towne Court, held the 16th day of March Anno 
1670-1. Whereas by an Order of the Towne Court, made 
the 24th of January 1670. John Bate of Hempsteed Tay- 
lor, was to have and Possess a Lott of Land of about 
ffourteen or ffifteen Acres, lying next to the Land of Capt. 
John Seaman, and Company, on- the- North side of this 
Towne : But since the said Graunt, some contest hath arisen 
about the same, by some who were des rous to improve 
Land there for their owne particular convenience : This 
Court (upon the Complaint of the said John Bate) taking 
the premisses into Consideration, do Ord'er that the said 
John Bate shall have and enjoy the said Lott of Ground, 
consisting of about ffifteene Acres, lying on the east side of 
Capt. John Seaman and Companyes ffield, and adjoyning 
unto the Lott of Edward Titus : And no Person whatsoever, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 275 

is to molest or disturb the said John Bate in his quiet and 
pt^aceable Potisessiou and Enjoyment thereof. 

This was done by a Geuerall Vote. 

By Ord. of the said Court. 

KicH : Charlton CI : 

Page 191. 

At a Towne Court held by the Justice, Constable and 
one of the Overseers, the 5th day of Aprill 1671. by his 
Ma'ties Authority. Christopher Yeomans Pit : 

John Curtis, Defend't The Plaintiffe enters an accond of 
the Case against the Defend't for Debt and dama,ge. The 
principall Debt amounting to four pounds, five shillings, in 
Corne, and pleads great damages by him sustained, for non 
payment of the said Debt according to Covenant. This 
Court ha-^diig considered of the matter in difference between 
the Plaintiffe and Defend't do finde for the Plaintiffe and 
do Order, that the Defend't do pay the remaining part of 
the iiist payment according to his contract, within five days 
after the date hereof, in any place within this Towne. 

EiCH, Charlton, Cle. 
John Ellison Pit. 
John Bates Deft. 

The Plaintiffe Addresses himselfe to this Court by way of 
complaint against the Defend't for Security of his Estate 
which hes in the Defend'ts. Custody, being two Cowes 
let out to Hire by the Plaintiffe, unto the Defendant 
according to a certaine Agreement made between them : But 
y'e Plaintiffe disliking the present condition of the said 
Cattle, fears some evill may befall them through negligence. 
This Court orders, That the defendt. do forthwith give un- 
to the Phi in tiffs sufficient security for the said Cattle which 
he hath in his hands, of the Defendants if he be capable of 
so doing, otherwise to returne them to the Plaintiffe upon 



276 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

the conditions which formerly was Agreed on between them. 

By Ord. of the said Court. 
EiCH. Charlton. Cle. 

Page 192. 

At a Towne Meeting held the 25th Aprill 1671. 
By a general! Vote it was Ordered, That no Person or Per- 
sons, inhabiting within this Towne, or the Liberties thereof, 
shall Plow or break up any Planting Land for the Indyans, 
nor shall no way assist them therein, under the Penalty of 
fforfeiting for every day, or part of a dayes work, so by 
any done as aforesaid, twenty Shillings, to the use of the 
Towne. 

It is also further Ordered, That Mr John Hicks, George 
Hewlett and John Jackson, do go downe to Rockaway to- 
morrow, and forewarn all Indyans to depart thence, except 
such as do really belong to that place : And that the said 
Eockaway Indyans do give no Encouragement, nor suffer 
any other strange Indyans to reside or continue with them, 
upon any jDretence whatsoever. And that the Persons afore 
named do lay out the quantity of about fforty Acres of Land 
for planting of Corne for the supply of such a Number of 
ffamilys of Indyans, as are belonging to the said place, be- 
ing about ten. It being so formerly Ordered by the Gov- 
ernour. 

By Ord. of the said Towne Court. 

Eich'd Charlton. 

Clar. 

Page 193. 

At the a foregoing Towne Meeting held the said 25th day 
of Aprill 1671, there was Let out to Hire for this ensuing 
yeare, the severall Particulers hereafter mentioned (Vizt.) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 277 

Imprimis, to James Pine, Haybridge 

or Cow Neck at per Annu 01.03.06. 

To Samuel Denton, the Parsonage Mea- 
dow on the great Neck at p Annu 00.10.00. 

To Daniel Beadle, the Parsonage Mea- 
dow at Mr Dentons Neck at 01.00.00 

To Mr William Osbourne, Cow Neck at 

the East Medow at 00.06.00. 

To Timothy Halstead, all the Common 
Meadow from the spring on the westside 
of John Williams his Lott, to Mr Jacksons 

Eight Acre Lott 00.05.00. 

To John Jackson a Parcell of Meadow 
reaching from Mr Jacksons eight Acre Lott 

to the ffoote of the Beach . . . ' 01.01.06. 

To Capt. John Seaman, all the Meadow from 

the ffoote of y'e Beach, extending to widow Piersalls 

Lott at 01.00:00: 

(Thomas Rushmur) 
To Thomas Rushmore, all the overplus Meadow 
of Lieut. Motts Lott, lying at Hungry Harbour at 00.12.00. 

Page 194. 

To Jonathan Smith R, the Parsonage Home Lott 

at 00.06.00. 

Sold unto Goodman Robert Beadle, the Towne 

House on the Parsonage Lot at 09.00.00. 

Summe Totals 15.04.00 



Memorandum it was agreed on. That the Payment for 
tlie said House and also for the Rents ot the severall par- 
cells of Meadow afore mentioned, are all to be made in 
Curne, or Cattle equivalent. 

Rich : Chablton. 



278 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

Memorandum, Mr Robert Jackson, was elected and voted 
Constable, upon the 21tli. day of June 1671. 

Hempsteed the 3d of July 1671. It was then voted and 
Agreed upon by the Towne, That Mr John Seaman, and 
Mr Gildersleeve, do go downe to New Yorke, at such con- 
venient time, as they shall thinke expedient, and treat with 
the Governour about the Eastern bounds of this Towne; 
That they use all LawfuU meanes for the Confirmacon and 
Settling y'e same on the behalfe of the Towne. It is also 
left to the discretion of the Persons above mentioned (if 
they shall see cause) to Joyn with Mr Terry, according to 
the conditions that were last made between the said Mr 
Terry and y'e Towne : 

And the Townsmen are to bear what charges shall bee 
necessarily expended upon this Accompt. 

EicH : Charlton. 

Mr Eobt. Jackson and John Smith B. dissents from y'e 
vote. 

Page 195. 

A Deed of Sale Recorded for John Smith R. Junior, the 
12th day of July 1671. for a Parcell of Meadow, by him 
bought of Aaron ffurman. 

Know all men by these psents. That I Aaron Forman of 
Jamaica, in the North Riding of New Yorkshii e upon Long 
Island, do by these presents, for me, my Heirs, Executors, 
Administrators or Assignes, Alienate, Bargaine, sell and set 
over, forever, unto John Smith, Junior, Rock ; of Hemp- 
steed in the North Riding of the same County, to him the 
above said John Smith, his Heirs Executors, Admiiiisto's 
or Assignes, all my Meadow Land, Lying and bring within 
the Bounds and Limits of Hempsteed aforesaid. That is to 
say six Acres of Meadow, lying upon Hicks his Neck, more 
or less, as it was laid out at the first, and eight Acres of 
Meadow at the halfe Neck, lying Eastward, being bounded 
on the East by a Lot of Meadow, of John Smith Blew, and 



HEMrSTEAD TOWiN EECOEDS. 279 

on the west side by a Lot of Meadow of Eobert Beadles, I 
say I have sold unto the abovesaid John, Kock, all my right 
and Title of Meadow in the place above said, with all my 
rights of Woodliind or Pasture Lands, called or knowne by 
any other name whatsoever, that, was formerly John Lums 
right, belonging to the Home Lot, which the abovesaid John 
Smith, Junior Eock, hath at the present time in his Posses- 
sion, And further, the aforesaid Aaron fforman, do by these 
presents engage himselfe, his Heirs, Executors, Adminis- 
trators or Airsijjnes, to uphold and Maintaine all the prem- 
isses aforesaid to bee good and Lawfull; and do hereby war- 
rant and warrantize the Sale of all y'e Lands aforesaid, 
against any Person or Persons, that shall lay any Claime, 
Title or Interest therein ; ffor and in consideration of one 
Cow and Calfe, by the said Aaron already received in hand ; 
In witness wheieof I have set to my hand and Scale, May 
the 17. 1670. 

Page 196. 

Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of us. 
his his 

Eich'd X Stites Aron X fforman (S) 

Mark Marke. 

Humphrey Ukdekhill. 

An Exchange of a Parcell of Meadow Ground, made the 
22. day of July 1671, between Timothy Halstead and Thomas 
Ireland. 

Whereas Timothy Halstead of Hempstead Husbandman, 
Standeth rightly and justly seized and Possessed of a cer- 
taine Parcell of Meadow Ground lying and being iipon a 
Neck of Land usually called and knowi e by the name of 
Jerusalem on the great Neck,. to the Eastward of this Towne, 
contiiining about ffourteen Acres more or less : Bounded to 
the Westward with the Meadows belonging to John Smith 
E, and to the Eastward by the Parsonage Meadow. And 
whereas 'i'homas Ireland, the son of Thomas Ireland of this 



280 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Towne Husbandman, lately decftased, standeth also legally 
possessed (by vertue of his said ffathers last will and Testa- 
ment) of two certaine Lotts of Meadow, both of about 8ix 
Acres apiece, the one lying upon Goes little Neck, to the 
Southward of this Towne ; bounded to the westward with 
Thomas Eushmores Meadow, and to the Eaistward with the 
Creek ; The other Lot lyes on Haybridge Neck, Bounded 
to the westward ; with Capt. John Seamans Meadow, and to 
the Eastward witn the Meadow belonging unto Abraham 
Smith, Now these presents witnesseth. That the said Tim- 
othy Halstead and Thomas Ireland, for their better and 

Page 197. 

mutuall Satisfaction and convenience, Have Covenanted, 
Bargained and Exchanged, And by these presents do, Cov- 
enant, Bargaine and Exohang the said Lotts of Meadow 
Ground and premises, with all and singular their appur- 
tenances. In witnesse whereof, the Partyes above mentioned, 
have caused the same to be recorded, the day and yeare 
above-mentioned. 

Eich'd Charlton Cle. 

A Lot of Meadow Recorded for John Tredwell. 
Know all men by these psents, that I Timothy Halstead of 
Hempstead Husbandman, for a valuable consideration by 
me in hand already received, wherewith I do acknowledge 
myself to bee fully satisfyed and paid, and thereof do aquit 
and discharge the said John Tredwell, of and from the same, 
Have given, granted, Bargained and sold, And by these 
presents, do fully clearly and absolutely, give grant, Bar- 
gaine and sell, unto the said John Tredwell, his Heirs & 
Assignes, a certaine Lot of Meadow ground and premisses, 
containing about Six Acres of Ground, bee it more or less, 
lying and being upon a Neck of Land within the precincts 
of this Towne, and to the Southward of the same, com- 
monly known and distinguished by the name of Coes little 



HEMPSTEAD TOWIi BECOBDS. 281 

Neck : Being bounded to the westward with Thomas Eusli- 
murs Meadow, and to the Eastward with the Cieeke. To 
have and to hold the said Lot of Meadow Ground and 
prmisses, unto the said John Tredwell, his Heires and As- 
signes, unto the proper use and behoofe of the said John 
Tredwell, his* heirs ct Assignes forever. In witncs whereof, 
the parties above mentioned have caused the Kecord hereof 
to be entered, the '22d day of July 1671. 

EicHAHD Charlton 01. 
Page 198. 

A Lott of Meadow Recorded for Samuel Embree. 
Know aU men by these psents. That Tiniothv Halstead of 
Hempstead upon Long Island Husbandman, for a valuable 
consideration to him in hand already paid and received, 
and doth acknowledge therewith to bee satisfied & paid. And, 
doth acquit and discharge Samuel Embree of the same place 
Husbandman, his Heirs and Assignes, of and from the same. 
Have given, granted, Bargained and sold, and by these pre- 
sents, doth give, grant, bargaine and sell, unto Samuel Em- 
bree, his Heires and Assignes, a certaine Lot of Meadow 
Ground and premisses, containing about six Acres, be it 
more or less ; Lying and being upoil a Neck of Land be- 
longing to this Towne, commonly called and known by the 
name of Haybridge Neck : Bounded to the westward with 
Capt. John Seamans Meadow, and to the Eastward with the 
Meadow belonging to Abraham Smith. To have and to 
hold the said Lott of Meadow Ground and ' premises, unto 
the said Samuel Embree, his Heires and Assignes, unto the 
proper use and behoofe of the said Samuel Embree, his 
Heires and Assignes for ever. In witness whereof, the pai- 
tyes above mentioned, have caused this Entry to be Record- 
ed, the 22d day of July, in Anno. 1671. 

RiCHABD Charlton Clur. 

Page 199. 
Recorded for Thomas Ireland a Parcel of Land of 22 
Acres given by the Towne. 



282 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

Whereas there was given unto Thomas Ireland one of the 
Inhabitants belonging unto this Towne, deceased, by a Major 
Vote of a Towne Meeting, a certaine Parcell of up-Land, con- 
sisting of two and twenty Acres, which is to bee laid out near 
unto his House to the Northward of this Towne ; And where- 
as also by a later Towne Court Order, the said Parcell of 
Land hath been granted and Confirmed unto Joan the widow 
and Relict of the said Thomas Ireland, as by the Order afor- 
said, bearing date the 2'4th day of January, 1669, entered 
in ffolio 91, doth and may appeare. Now these presents 
witnesseth. That the said Joan Ireland for divers good 
causes and considerations her here unto moving, as also in 
and through the naturall Love and affeccon which shee 
beareth towards her said Sonne Thomas Ireland, Hath 
given, granted. Assigned and made over, and doth hereby, 
give, grant, Assigne and make over unto her said Sonne, 
Thomas Ireland, his Heires and Assignes, the said Parcell 
of Land and premisses, with all and singular its Appurten- 
ances and priviledges there unto belonging, or in any wise 
appertaining. To have and to hold the said Parcell of 
Land & jDmisses unto the said Thomas Ireland, his Heires 
and Assignes, unto the proper use and behoofe of the said 
Thomas Ireland, his Heirs and Assignes for ever. 

In testimony whereof, the said J oan Ireland hath caused 
this Record to be Entered, the 25th day of July, in Anno. 
1671. 

Rich'd Chaelton Clar. 

Page 200. 

At a Towne Court held in Hempstead by the Constable 
and 

Overseers, the Second day of August 1671. by his Ma'ties 
Authority 
Richard Lattin Pit. 

Lewis Hewlett Defend't. The Plaintiffe enters an Action 
of the case against the Defend't by vertue of _a Warrant 
dated the 29th of July 1671. and Declares that the Defend't 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 283 

is indebted unto the Plaintiffs for Dyet and Plowing, as by 
a certaine verball Agreenaent made between them touching 
the same will appeare, as is alleged, And that the money 
diie from the Defend't to the Pit. is immediately, clue, there 
being no time of Payment prefixed. 
The Deposition of Lorus Mott. 

Lorus Mott Aged about twenty three years maketh Oath, 
That good man Lattin sent for him this Deponent, to wit- 
nesse the Agreem't which was made between him the said 
Lattin and Lewis Hewlett, which was (to the best of this de- 
ponents knowledge) That Lewis Hewlett did Agree with the 
said Eichard Lattin, to pay him five Shillings per weeke for 
his Dyet, from some time in May last, and was to have con- 
tinued untill Michaelmas next, And what the said Lewis Hew- 
lett did not pay in worke, he was to pay in Corne ; Moreover 
it was Agreed that the said Lewis, his Horse should bee 
made over to the said Lattin, for Security for the said Lewis 
Hewletts Dj'et, and for the said Lattins Plowing for him : 
But the pay was not due untill Michaelmas. 

Sworne before the Constable and Overseers, the 2d day 
of July 1671. 

Goodwife Lattin testifies the same. 
Page 201. 

In the foregoing cause between the Pit. and Defend't the 
Court having heard the pleadings of both Parties, and hav- 
ing well weighed and considered of the matter in difierence 
between them, finds for the Defend't. And Orders that the 

Plaintiffe do pay the Costs of Court. 

Eich'd Charlton CI. 

Eichard Lattin Pit. 

Lorus Mott Defend't. The Pit. enters an Accord of the 
Case against the Defend't by vertue of a Warrant bearing 
date the 29th day of July 1671. And Declares, Tliat the De- 
fend't is indebted unto the Pit. upon divers particular Ac- 
counts between them, as by a Bill provided to y'e Court is 
alleged, but makes nothing appeare, save some quantityes of 
Liquors by his Order delivered unto the Deft, aud to prove 



284 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

the same, produces severall Testimonyes in writing, which 
were taken by the Constable and Overseers of Oyster Bay ; 
The Defend't acknowledges to have received of the Plain- 
tiife, nine Gallons and three Pints of Liquors, which is not 
the full proporcon due unto the Defend't from the Plain- 
tiffe. The Defend't pleads he had no legall notice given 
him by his Adversary, and was ignorant of his pretentions, 
untill hee heard the same declared in Court, and therefore is 
unfitted to make his defence, and moves for a referrence of 
his cause to the next Towne Court. The Court taking the 
premisses into consideracon, hath thought fit to grant the 
Request of the Deft. And Orders that the cause shall bee 
heard at the next Towne Court, and that both Pit. and 
Defend't do fit themselves against their Sitting. 

Eich'd Charlton CI. 
Page 202. 

At a townde meting held iu hemsted the 1 day of Aprell 
in the yeare 1672. there was severall Parsells of medow let 
out to hire : to be paid in corn. 

Daniell bedell hired the parsoneage medow 

at dentons neck for 00.11.0 

John Elison hired the parsoneage medow at the 

great neck for 00.09.0 

Richard Vallintine hired the tounde 

lot for 00.06.0 

William Jeacocks hired the Cowneck 

at the haibrege for 00.08.0 

Thomas fese hired the Cowneck at nere 

Rockaway for 00.07.6 

Jonathan smith Rock hired the Common medow 
that Lys betwen nere Rockaway ^ 

and Richard ValUntins Lote for 00.06.6 

John smith blew hired the Common medow at 

Rockaway from Mr Jacksons eight 

eaker Lot to the bech f ute for 01.02,0 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGOEDS. 285 

Jeames Pine hired the Comon medow at Eookaway 

from the beach fute to widdow Pearsalls Lot for. . .00.11.0 

Jonathan smith Eook hired the comon medow 

at hungry harbar that is by Adam Motts Lot for. . .00.04.3 

Nathaniell Peaksale 
Clar. 

Page 203. 

Aprell 8 1672. At a townd meting held in hempsted the 
8 of Aprell theaire was given to Samuel Emory by the Votte 
of the townd A home Lott Lying at the south side of Rich- 
ard Vallintins feld 

At a townd Corte held in Hempsted by the Constable an 
Overseers the 5 day of June : 1672 : by his magestys athority 
Whereas there hath been severall Cumplaints against Ma- 
thew bedell both of his bad words an actions the Cort sese 
Case to bynd him to his good behavioure and if further 
Cumplaints be brought in an proved a gainst him then the 
Corte orders that he shall pay forty shillings an he shall be 
presented to the discretion of the nexb section Corte for fur- 
ther punishment 

At a generall townd meting held in Hempstead the 7 : day 
of May in the yeare : 1672 : it was ordered and agreed that 
for time to Cume the bulls shall be paid for by the number 
of every mans Calfes 

Nathaniell Pearsale 
Clark. 

Page 204. 

Know all men by these presence home it may consearne 
that I William thickstone of Hempsted in the north Riding 
of New Yourckshere do bargain and sell and have by these 
presence fully frely and absolutly sould from me my Eairs 
Executors administrators or assigns unto Robert Jackson 
of the seame tound him his Eairs Excutors administrators 
or assignes my holle Right of Medow upon the great neck 
Esbward so Comonly Called lying and being within the 



286 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

bounds of hempsted I the said william do by these pres- 
ence sell unto the said Robert as above said my hole lote of 
Medow to heave and to hould for ever and I do Ingeage 
my selfe to uphould toe seall of it to him his Eairs Excu- 
tors administrators or assignes : for a valuable sume allredy 
Eesived by me william thickstone and in Confermation of 
the premesis I heave here set to my hand and selle this 
eaight day of march in the yeare of oure Lord 1671-2 

A trew Copy of the byll of sealle that william thickstone 
meade to Robert Jackson 

Nathaniell Peaesall 

Clar. 
Page 205. 

Know all men by these presence home it may Consearne 
that I Edward Rainer of Hempsted upon Long Hand in 
the North Riding of New Yourck shere heave and do by 
these presence fully frely an absolutly sell and allianeate 
from me my Eairs Excutors administrators an assignes 
unto Robert Jackson of the seame tound him his Eairs Ex- 
cutois administrators or assignes A sartain lot of Medow 
lying and being on the greate neck Estward so Comonly 
Called within the bounds of Hempsted the Lot Containing 
five eakers more or lese as it was laid out it being bounded 
on the east side by a Lot which is now in the poseshon of 
Adam Mott and on the west by a Lot which was Laid out 
to william thickstone an on the North by the woods an on 
the south by the south se I the said Edward do ingeage to 
maintain and uphould the seall of the said medow to the 
said Robert him his Eairs Excutors administrators or as- 
signes for Ever for a valuable sume allredy Reseived by me 
Edward Rainer and the trew performance of the premesis 
I have set to my hand and selle this twenty on day of 
Baprell in the yeare of our Lord 1672. 

A trew Copy of the bill of seall that Edward Rainer 
meade Robert Jackson : 

Nathaniell Peabsall 
Clarck. 



hempstead town records. 287 

Page 206. 

At a townd Corte Held at Hempsted by the Constable an 
overseres this 3 day of July in the yeare of our Lord 1672 
by his maJestyes athority Nathaniell Pearsall Petions to 
the Cort for mony du to him from John Chew desesed : for 
severall Perticulors of worck done by him at his tread he 
Proving his debt by taking his oth to his booke the Cort 
ses Case to alow him his debt and orders that he shall be 
paid ninetene shillings out of John Chews esteate 

At the seame Cort George Hewlit Pitisions to the Cort 
for money du to him from John Chew desesed he proving 
his debt by his buck an takeing his oth to it the Cort sese 
Case to alow him his debt it being 1 Pound 10 shillings 9 
pence and orders that he shall be paid out of John Chews 
esteate 

Page 207. 

At A townd Cort Held at Hempsted by the Cunstable 
and overseers this 21 of October in the yeare of our Lord 
1672 by his maJestys athority John beats Pleaintive the 
Plaintive Enters Thomas Sothurad defendant an action of 
the Cease against the defendant. 

A Record off John Smiths Juner Eoc his hundred acore 
off woodland lying and being sittuatt att or about the head 
of howes bay hollow Eastward buted and bounded as ffol- 
loeth by his ffather Smith on y'e westt side in bradth six 
core pearch North westerly or Easterly hallf a poynt bound 
on y'e East by Nathaniell Pearsall adJoyuing to a two and 
twenty acor lott of John williams on the Southern partt 

Thomas Rushmue Cle. 

A Eecord off Smiths Land Containg thirty two acors off land 
lying on y'e North side of the plaine bounded on the North 
by James pine and John Smith nan only a highway between 
Eanging with the ffence or nere unto itt and so butting apon 
y'e plaines suthward 

at a towne Meting held in hempsted y'e 9 of march anno 
8 : 1691-2 there was given to charls Eobison of forstors 



288 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

meddow about three acors of Land at y'e sd. place Lying 
betwene y'e Land of Arean Onderdonche and ye highway 
yt godeth by ye swamp side. 

Page 208. 
These presence witniseth that I Greorge baldin of Hemp- 
sted do bynd my selfe my Eairs excutors administrators or 
assignes in a bond of fifty pound to free the tound of Hemp- 
sted of any Charge or damege 

These presence witneseth that I George baldin of Hemp- 
sted upon Long Hand in the North Riding of New yourek- 
shere do bynd My selfe my Eairs Excutors admynistrators 
or assignes and fifty Pound of My Esteate f or the security of 
the townd of Hempsted that thay be not Charged nor 
trobled with my dafter meary nor her Child that she now 
Gose with all as witneseth my hand this Eleventh day of 
October in the yere of our Lord 1672 
Witnisees 

Nathaniell Pearsall his 

John Smith Geoege X baldin 

marck 
This bond was Crosed by order of Robert Jackson 

Nathaniell Peaksall 
Upon a training day theaire was given to John Jonson a 
home lot in the brush by his fathers Champins lot and af- 
terward he had privilig granted him to Kepe half a dasen or 
eaight Cattell on the Commons in the sumer. 

Nathaniell Peaesale 

Clarek. 
Page 209. 

At atound Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable an 
Know all men by these presence whome it may consarne 
that I Edward titus of Hempsted on Long ; Hand in the 
North Riding of new Yourckshere heave sould and do by 
these presence allianate and sell from me my Eairs and as- 
signes to Adam Mot Juner of Hempsted aforesaid his 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 289 

Eairs and assignes my hous and home lot in Hempsted 
aforesaid of about three acers of land lying and being 
seittiate next to the home lot of Edward Eainers together 
with the barn and fensing about the said lot and the orchard 
with the tres only three apell tres excepted the said hous 
land barne fensing an orchard with the tres as aforesaid I 
do hereby sell to the said Adam his Eairs and assignes to 
heave and to hould to him and his Eairs an assignes to 
heave and to hould for Ever for and in Consideration of a 
Considerable sume in full satisfaction spesified in a bill of 
debt mead to me by the said Adam before the signeing 
hereof in Conformation of the premesis I do hereunto set 
my hand and sele this thirtenth day of febrewary one 
thousand six hundred seventy one : an in the three an 
twenty yere of oure Gratious soverain his Raign kinge 
Charles the second : kinge of great britaine france and 
larland. 

sined seled an delivered in presence of 

Jonah foedham Edward Titus 

goege hulit 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 

Page 210. 

these presence witnes that I Addam Mot Juner of Hemp- 
sted on Long ILand in the North Riding of new yourckshere 
do fully frely and absolutly assigne over this within writen 
bill from me my Eairs or unto Jonathan semans of Hemp- 
sted in the County abovesaid to him the said Jonathan 
his Eairs an assignes for Ever as witnes my hand this twen- 
ty seventh of febrewary : 1671-2 

witnis 

Eichaed Gildeeslive Adam Mott 

Simon Sieeing 

Nathaniell Peesall Clarck. 

At a townd Meting Held at Hempsted the 16 of Jene- 
wary 1672 was given and granted to thomas feze a home 



290 HEMPSTEAB TOWN EECOBDR. 

lot in the brush Joyneing to John Johnsous Lot an : piiv- 
ihg to kepe halfe a dusen Cattell on the Commons in the 
sumer. 

at the seame towond Meting was given to John Pine a 
home Lott by his fathers tilsom an privilig to kepe half a 
dusen Cattell in the sumer 

At the seame townd Meting was given to John Chaiupin 
a home Lot Ether by John Jonsons or Els by Samuell Em- 
orye and privilig to kepe half a dusen Cattell on the Com- 
mons in the Sumer 

Nathaniell Peabsall 

Clarck. 

Page 211. 

At the seame townd meting was given to John Smith Rock 
a pese of Comon meddow lying on the North sid of Eoeka- 
way at a pleace Comonly Caled the norwest point a point 
of Indian Land by the Indian greaves lying Norwest from 
the ould Indian fort the medow Containing four or five 
akers more or les 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck. 

At the seame townd Meting was given to thomas Rush- 
more eaight akers of Land upon the great neck Estward ^o 
Comonly Caled lying by Jeryselem swamp or brouck abov 
the uper Indian path by the ould Indian wigwons 

at the seame townd metin was given to John Pine an 
thomas Ellison an John Ellison Eight eakers a Pese on the 
North sid of thomas Rushmors Land Joyning to it on the 
great neck Estward so Comonly Caled 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clar. 

At the seame townd meting was given to Thomas Carle 
Eight Eakers of Land on the great Neck Estward by Jeru- 
salem River Joyneing to the North sid of the Eight akers 
Lots that are alredy granted 

Nathaniell Peaesall 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 291 

At the seame townd meting was given to thomas Cham- 
pin a pese of land Joyneing to his fathers feld at the south 
sid of John Carmans tilsom the Land Containing three or 
four akers 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck. 

At the seame townd meting was given to Eobert Jackson 
foure Eakers of Land an to Cap tin semane eight akers of 
Land an to John Jackson eaight eakers of land all lying 
upon the great neck Bstward on the est sid of the neck on 
the North sid of the indian path by the swampe sid 

at the seame townd meting Captin semans geave his 
eaight akers of Land to his sonne John Jackson 

Page 212. 

•Hempsted Febreuary : 20 : 1672-3 These presence Wit- 
nis that I Franse Jecocks of Hempsted upon Long Island 
in the North Eiding of New Yourckshere heave and do by 
these presence Give to my sone In-law Thomas Champin of 
Hempsted a pece of land lying on the south sid of John 
Carmans toylsum the Land Containing two or three eakers 
more or less I the abovesaid frances Jeacocks have and do 
frely Give it to my sone in law thomas Champin 

Nathaniell Peaesall 

Clarck. 

At a generall townd meting held in Hempsted the 18 day 
of Aprell in the yeare 1673 it is ordered and agreed on by a 
maJer Vote that the one half of the inhabitants of Hempsted 
and in the bounds of Hempsted ecept Madnans neck that 
is posesers of land shall go this present yeare to Eune the 
bounds of the townd this yeare and the other half next 
yeare an one half that gose is to go Estward and the other 
half westward, and if any man shall Refuse to : go : or send 
that is well in health and piched on to go he shall pay six 
muches of Eume to them that gose an they ear to go the 



292 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 

29 day of next May an the Constable an overseers are to 
make Choise of them that gose this yeare 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck : 
At the seame townd Meting it was ordered an agreed on by 
a mager Vote that Jeames Pine shall have foure eakers of 
upland : in lu of that which he had given him by the 
swampe sid at sticklins Neck an that he shall have on the 
west side of the path that gose to sticklins Neck below the 
Crase path that gose to Eainers Neck. 

Nathaniell Pearsall. 
Page 213. 
At the foregoing townd Meting held at Hempsted the 18 
day of Eaprell in the yeare 1673 there was severall Parsels 
of Medow an Land let out to hire for the insuing yeare as 
follows 

To Nathaniell Pearsall the parsonage home lot for 00.06.6 
To Edward Rainer the Parsonage Medow at 

the grete Estward for 00.11.0 

To Samuell Emorj' the haybrige for 00.14.6 

To Simon Sirring the parsonage Medow at 

dentons Neck for 01.05,0 

To John Pine the Coav medow at nere Eockaway 

for 01.00.6 

To John Pine all the Comon medow at Ner Kocoway 
betwene William thickstoues lot an 

Richard Vallintins lot for 01.02.6 

To Mathew Bedell all the Comon medow betwixt 
Mr Jacksons Eaight Aker Lot an the spring at 

Cose medow 01.06.0 

To Joseph Langdon all the Comon Medow 
betwene the spring at Cose medow an the bech fut 

for '. 00.10.0 

To John bedell all the Comon medow betwene the 

beech fut an widdow Pearsall Let for 00.09.0 

To Daniell Bedell all the Comon medow upon 

hungry harbor Hand on the Est sid of 

Adam Mots Lot for 00.06.0 



hempstead town recobds. 293 

Page 214. 

These Preseuce witnis that I Mathew bedell do ingeage to 
pay the seve,n shillings six pence to thomas fese or his as- 
signes within foure dayes for a parsell of Comon medow 
which thomas fese hired an inathew bedell had it of him 
agaiue and if Mathew bedell doth negleckt to pay the mony 
in the foure dayes then he is to dubell the niony and he is 
to pay it in Corn an all the Charges Hempsted June the 4 : 
1673. 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck. 

June the : 4 : 1673 In as much as William wiat hath Pre- 
sumed to abuse the authority in wordes and Cumplaints 
hath bene brought to the Cunstable of it the Cort sese 
Cause that he shall Pay the Charges that hath bene Ex- 
pended an that he shall Pay twenty shillines but in Cease 
william wiat doth beheave him self orderly and not abuse 
Nether the authority Nor any other men for the speace of 
one yeare that then the twenty shillings shall be for giveen 
him. 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck. 

Page 215. 

At a townd Jenerall meting Held in Hempsted the 23 day 
of Aperell 1674 : the gras on the Comon medow was let out 
for this iusuing yeare to be paid in Corn or other pay 
aquiyaleut. 

To John Bedell the Parsonage medow at grete Neck 

for 0. 6. 3 

To Daniell Bedell the Cow Neck : or : Haybridg. . .0. 11.0 
to Nathaniell Pearsall the parsonage : Medow 

at dentons Neck for 1- ^ .0 

To John Pine the Cow Medow at Nere : Eocoway.O. 8 .6 
To Richard Vallintine all the Comon medow 
betwene Nere Eocoway an Mr Jacksons Eight 

Eaker lot for 0. 5 .6 

To John smith Juner all the Comon medow betwene 



294 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

Mr Jacksons lot an the Crick at Cose Medow for. .0. 7 .0 
To Eichard Gilderslive all tlie Comon medow 
betwen the Crick at Cose medow an the bechfute . .0. 6 .0 
To Joseph smith all the Comon Medow between 

the bech fut an widdow Pearsalls lot for 0. 3. .0 

To daniell bedill all the Comon Medow at 

Hungry Harbor for 0. 8 .0 

To thomas Ellison the Parsonaee hom lot : for . ... 0. 10.0 



4. 12.3 

At the seame townd Meting it was ordered : an agreed on 
by a MaJer Vote that any man that dothe kill any woulfes 
in the bounds of the townd shall have : five an twenty shil- 
lings apese for them : in our Comon pay 

At the seame townd Meting John smith Eock jener and 
litill smith was Chose by the maJer Vot to Eepeare the 
Meting hous : an the Charge thereof is to be defrayed with 
the townds mony 

Nathaniell Peaesall 

Clarck.' 
Page 216. 

Hempsted May the 3 : 1674. An agrement betwene Low- 
ras Mott an Abraham Frost About the land Oliver Trimons 
bought of Lowras Mott Memorandum that Louras Mott is 
to deliver to Abraham frost A sorrelled hors at Newtownd 
that hath two hapenies vider one ear worth in Valew five 
pounds within three weekes after the deute hereof also the 
said lowras is to pay the Cort Charges an Abraham frost is 
to bear his one Charges further the said Abraham is to 
assist Lowras Mott to Eecover the land by Counsell der- 
ektion : and Pledind an if it be Eecoverable ao if it h6 
Eecovered the said Abraham frost is to have the half of the 
Land 

Witnis his 

Nathaniell Peabsall : Olar. Loueas X mot 

marck. 
Abeaham Fbost. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOltDH. 295 

Hempsted June the 6 1675. Thomas fese au John Curtis 
was imployed by the Cunstable to Clere the way betwen 
Hempsted an the Littell Plains an was to have tene shil- 
lings for theire Pains. 

PaCxE 217. 

An a Count of the townds mony 

1671 paid to Rook smith by his soone Jonathan. .00.6 .0 

paid to nathaniell Pearsall by daniell bedell 01.0 .0 

Paid to Nathaniell Pearsall by samuell denton . . . 00.10.0 
Paid to Mr. semans to the valew of four or five 
Pounds of the townd hous mony an the Remainer 

of it is paid to Mr. Jackson with twenty shillings 
that Mr. semans owed for Rent of Medow 

1672 : Paid to Mr Jackson by daniell bedell 00.11.0 

More Paid to Mr Jackson by Jonathan Rock or his 

order for 2 parsells of medow 00.10.9 

More Paid to nathaniell Pearsall by John Ellison. .00.9 .0 

Paid to Mr. Jackson by his sonne John 01.1 .6 

Paid to Mr Jackson by thomas fese 00.7 .6 

1673 . Paid to Nathaniell Pearsall by daniell bedell . 00.8 .0 
paid to Nathaniell Pearsall by dauiell bedell 00.17.0 

Page 218. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting Held in Hempsted the 14 
day of May in the yeare 1674 Captin John semans -was 
Elected an Chosen by the maJer Vot to be a Committy to 
kepe Cort with the scaut at Jemeco 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck. 

Hempsted November 20 : 1674. 
At a generall townd meting held in Hempsted the 20 of 
November 1674 Mr Gilderslive Mr Fordam Jeremy Wood 
and John smith bleu was made Choise of with the Cun- 
stable and oversers for to freame and Conclude an answer 
to send to the Governor 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck. 



296 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

At a Jenerall townd meting Held in Hempsted the 8 day 
of march in the yeare of our Lord 1674. It was ordered 
and agreed on by the maJer Votte of the townd that the 
Cow neck shall be laid out into Perticulor alotments to 
Every man acording to his Eight or proportion by fence 
aCording to the townd order allso at the seame time there 
was given to Captin Nicols 200 akers of Land on the Cow 
neck an he is to have it where he pleseth on the Cow neck 
Provided he take it in a square pese an when that 200 
akers of land is laid out then the Rest of the Neck is to be 
laid out also all that is Capable This land was given to 
Captin Nicols on condishon that he should be one with us 
in defending our Rights. 

Nathaniell Peabsall Clar. 

Page 219. 

At a tound meting Held in Hempsted the eight day of 
march in the yeare of our Lord 1674 there was severall Par- 
sels of Comon medow let out for that iusuing yeare. 
To John Ellison the Parsonage medow at the gret 

neck for 00.08.0 

To James Pine the Cow Neck or haybridg 00.11.6 

To Mathew bedell the Parsonage medow 

at dentons neck for 00.17.6 

To John bedell the Cow medow at nere Rocoway 

for 00.14.0 

To Robert bedell all the Comon medow betwen 

Nere Rocoway an Mr Jacksons eight aker lot for . .00.03 

To daniel bedell all the Comon : medow betwen 

Mr Jacksons lot an the spring at Cos medow for. .00.17.0 

To Mr Semans all the Comon medow betwen the 

Crick at Cos medow an the bech fut for 00.14.6 

To Thomas Hix all the Comon medow betwen the 

bech fut and widow Pearsalls lot for 00.03.6 

To Richard Gillderslive all the Comon medow of 
hungry harbar for 01.13,0 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 297 

paid of this for Eichard Gillderslive 0. 8.3 

To thomas Ellison the Parsonage home lot 00.11.0 

6.13.0 
Nathaniell Pbimall Clar. 

Page 220. 

These Presents Witniseth that I Nathaniell Pearsale of 
Hempsted on Long Hand in the North Eiding of New 
yourckshere have an dwo by these Presents give an Alian- 
nate from me my Eaires Excutors administiatois an assignes 
to my brother daniell Pearsalle of the seame townd him his 
Eairs Excutors administrators or assignes one quarter Part 
of the liveing that my father Henery Pearsale gave me at 
his death that is to say one quarter of the medow one 
quarter of all the loted lands an hollows on the Plaines an 
one quarter of the Comons an unloted medowes an to the 
trew Porformance hereof I have set to my hand this 22 day 
of March in the yeare of our Lord 16T4 

Memorandum half the fenced land at water million hill 
is to be daniells 

Sined seled an delivered in Presents of us 

Jonathan Smith Nathaniell Pearsalle (S) 

Joseph Pettit. 

Page 221. 

Know all men by these presence that I Eichard totton of 
Hempsted upon Long Hand in the North Eiding of New 
Yourckshere have sould unto Eodger Pedly of the seame 
Please my hous and land at madnans Neck so Caled the lot 
is five and thirty akers more or les as it was laid out being 
bounded on the North sid with a lot of samuell Alliiis and 
on the south sid with a lot of John Hiibsis and so frome 
the strete to the Course I the above said Eichard totton 
dwo one to have sould my hous and lot above said with all 
the Eight an privilidg belonging there unto with the housing 



298 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEGOBDS. 

fencing an trees that is upon it I have sould an alinated it 
all from me my eairs Excutors administrators an assignes 
for Ever to the above said Rodger Pedle him his Eaires 
Excutors administrators or assignes to inJoy for Ever for an 
in Consideration of a bill of debt allredy Eeseved for the 
Confermation hereof I set to my hand this 15 day of Octo- 
ber in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred 
seventy five Memorandum the hous an Land is to be de- 
livered the first of November next 

witnis his 

Joseph Pettet Richaed X totton 

his marck. 

John X Jennins 
marck. 
This is a trew Coppy of the originall 
bill of seale 

Nathaniell Pearsall 
Clarck. 

Page 222. 

Be it knowne unto all men by these presence that I Wil- 
liam Jones Now dwelling on madnans Neck so Comonlj^ 
Caled within the bounds of Hempsted on Long Hand in 
the North Riding of New yourckshere do by these Presents 
from me my Eaires Executors Administrators or assignes 
freely fully and absolutely Bargen sel and aliannate to Rog- 
ger Pedle of the same place aboveside his Eaires Exeutors 
Administrators or assignes three full allotments of land 
which at the first was laid out to frances Jecocks an Rich- 
ard Gillderslieve and William yeats all which forsaid three 
lots lying an being upon y'e Est side of the neck abovesaid 
being in quantaty of Akers seventy four more or less as it 
was laid out at first by the survairs being in number 43 : 44 : 
45 : I the a foresaid william Jones doth by these presence 
acknowledg from me my Eaires Excutors administrators or 
assignes have as aforesaid sould unto Rodger Pedley his 
eaires or assignes the lots above mentioned with all 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECORDS. 299 

Privilig an apurtenances there unto belonging now or Ever 
here after, shall for and in Considiration of a Valuable sume 
allredy Eeseved in hand by me william Jones To have and 
to hould the three full lots of land aforesaid with all Privi- 
ligis an apurtinances there unto belongin for Ever Pesebilly 
to inJoy with quiat poseshon without any let hindirance 
or unjust Molesttation from any Parson or parsons what so 
ever anci allso I william Jones dwo uphold and Maintain 
with warrantis the premesis said to be firme and athentick 
aCording to law and to the trew an Just performance of 
the premesis Abovesaid I the aforesaid william Jones doth 

Page 223. 

set to my hand and sele this 18day of October in the twenty 
seventh yere of his maJestys Eaine Charles the secontd by 
the Grase of God king of Great Brittin France and Irland 
king defender of y'e faith and in the yere of our Lord 1675 
sined seled an delivered 

in presence of us. his 

Joseph sutton. william X Jones. 

his marck 

Thomas X daniell. 

marck this is atrew copy 

Nathaniell Pebsale Clarck. 
November the 28 : 1675 Orders mead by the Cunstable 
an overseres If any Parson shall fall any tree or brush in 
any betten Eode way so that it hendereth Ether Carts or 
horses for Pasing along the Eode and if thay dwo not forth- 
with Clere it out of the Path thay shall pay five shillings one 
half to the informer an the other half to the lownd 

It is allso Ordered that Every man in this townd that 
hath a defective Chimly shall within six days after the deate 
hereof make it solishant an good an allso have a lader to it 
that shall Eech the top of the hous and if any shall neglect 
to Eepaire their Chimly or to provid a suffishant lader 
thay shall pay five shillings for Every days defeckt 

Nathaniell Peabsall Clarck. 



300 hempstead town becobds. 

Page 224. 

Witnis thes Presencs that I John semans of Hempsted 
of Long Hand within the County of yorck in AMerioa Car- 
pentor have sould an by thes presents doth sell Assigns 
Alineate make over and Estrang for Ever from me my 
Eaires Exeutors administrators and Assignes all my Eight 
titell Intrest an Clame in and upon a lottment or parsell of 
Land amounting twenty two Akers little more or Les Lying 
Sittuate an being in hempsted boimds upon the North sid 
of the Plains edge upon Long Hand within the County of 
yourckshere aforesaid which Land Lyeth boundeth on the 
south the plains on the North the Avood on the west the Lot 
of Joseph Junninsis on the east Richard stits and all whatso 
Ever is there unto belonging or apertaining or hereafter 
may apertain any way whatsoever as fully and Amplely as 
may be mentiened by any deed or Convayance whatsoever 
as Largly as he the said John might or Could by any 
Purchis Gift or Crouned Order all which before mentioned 
parsell of Laud the said John semans hath sould unto 
Henery willits of Oysterbay Carpentor his Eairs Exeutors 
administrators and assignes for Ever for him the said 
Henery willis To have and to hould Ooopy poses and inJoy 
for him his Eairs Assignes Exeutors Administrators the 
abovesaid John semans having Reseved full satisfaction for 
the above parsell land In witnis whereunto I have here- 
unto sett my hand and sele this second of the eight month 
Called October in Oysterbay a bovesaid and in the yere or 
bearth of our Lord 1675 

Signed selled and delivered in Presenc of 

Thomas willetts John Seman 

John Robinson 

this is a trew Coppy of the first bill of sealle 
Nathaniell Peabsall Clarck. 

Page 225. 

Know all men by this presence that I Lowras Mott of 
Hempsted upon Long Hand in the North Riding of New 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 301 

Yourckshere dwo by these presence from me my Eaires 
Excutors administrators and Assignes bargen AUianeate 
Sell set over unto Henery Willis of Oysterbay Carpenter 
of the above : neamed shere one lott of medow Lying within 
the bounds and Limits of Hempsted Comonly Called an 
Neamed Gret Neck the Lott of Medow being bounded on 
the Est sid by a lott that is in the posseshon of Abraham 
smith which was Laid out to Thomas Sothard an on the 
west sid by the Lott of John Ellisons an part frunting on 
the Lott of John Ellisons which Lys in the fly the Lott afore- 
said Containing in it to the Number of twelf acers or there 
abouts alittell More or Les as it was Laid out to Thomas 
Rushmore at the first all PriviHgis and Numits in and upon 
the seame the Lott aforsaid I say I have sould unto henery 
willis his Excutors administrators and assignes To have an 
to hould for Ever hereby warantly the seall to be Good an 
LawfuU against any Parson or Parsons that shall lay any 
Cleame title or in trest there upon to the trew Porformanc 
of the seame I say Lowras Mott doth for Ever assigne over 
unto Henery willis the indentur that was assigned to him 
from thomas Eushmore within mentioned whereunto I have 
set my hand and sele the tenth day of the month Called 
Jenewary 1675 

his 
John townsend Loweas X motts 

SAMUELL FOKMAN marke 

this is a trew Copy 

Nathaniell Peaesall 

Clarck 

Page 226. 

At a generall townd Meting Held in Hempsted the fourth 
day of March in the yeare of our Lord 1675-6 Severall Par- 
sells of Meddow land was let out to hire for this in suing 
yeare to be paid in Corne 

To Mr. Jackson the Parsonage Medow at Great 
Neck 00.13.3 



302 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

To Daniell bedell the Cow neck or haybridg for. .00.10.3 
To William Jecocks the Parsonage at dentons neck 

for 00.19.0 

To Jonathan Semans the Cow medow at Nere Eoc- 

oway 00.07.0 

To daniell bedell all the Comon medow betwen Nere 

Rocoway an Mr Jacksons eight aker lott 00.06.0 

To daniel bedell all the Comon Medow betwen Mr Jack- 
sons Eight Eaker lott an the spring at Cos Medow for 00.08.6 
To Elias durland all the Comon Medow betwen the spring 

at Cos Medow on the bech fute for 00. 5.0 

To Nathaniell Pearsall all the Comon Medow betwen the 

bech fut an his owne Lott 00.03.6 

To Richard Gilderslive all the Comon Medow at 

Hungry Harbar that is by adam Motts lott 01. 5.1 

To Mr fordam was let the Parsonage home lot an he hath 

liberty Ether to make use of the land an leve the fence or 

els to take away the fence for 00.13.8 

Page 227. 

At the foregoing townd meting was given to John Cham- 
pin be a Meager Voite 22 akers of Land lying on the North 
sid by Edward titusis aJoining to the Est sid of hope wil- 
lisis lott upon that Condishon that he throws up his lott 
that was given him at the townd 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clar. 

At the foregoing townd meting there was Given to John 
tredwell a Pese of land About half an aker AJoying to his 
owne lott in the townd that land that was formarly laid out 
for a smith 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clar. 

Hempsted June 3d : 1679 Att a Generall Towne meeting 
A two year old heiffer SouUd att an outt Cry by the Cun- 

stable tto John aukey ffor the Justt sum of 02.12.0 

due to be paid att or befFore the fRrst of January next in- 
suing the datte hereoff in Indian corne att two shillings six 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 303 

pence per bushell Sumer wheat att four shillings per busliell 
or winter wheat att five shillings per bushell 

Att a general! Towne meeting was let to Elias durland al\ 
the Comou meadow between Coss medow and ye bech futt 
ffor the sum of 00.05.00. the money being payed by durlan 
to Rich Jr Gilldei'slive Richard Gillderslive remains debtor 
to ye Towne upon that a counptt 00.05.00 

Page 228. 

Know all men by thes presentes that I thomas Rushmur 
of hempsted upon Long Hand in the goverment of new 
Orania doe by thes Presents for me my hairs Exsecaters ad- 
ministrators or assines fuly firmely and absalutly bargine 
Selle alinate my new dwelling howes and home Lott lying 
and being in the towne of hempsted adioyneing unto Roberd 
mervin and by these presents doe absalutely Sell unto John 
merrin of hempsted upon Long Hand in the government 
aforesayd to him the aforesayd rnervin his hairs Exettors 
administrators or assignes for Ever withall Privilidges and 
apertinances in or upone the lote the sayd mervin to have 
and to hould for Ever him and his hairs for ever it being for 
a valluabell Considerasion in hand resaved to the trew Per- 
formance of the Primisis Ihave set to my hand an fixed my 
Seall 

memorandum the land above mntioned is to be deliv- 
ered when the Crop that is apon the land is taken of and the 
hows and yards gardin y'e 29 day of September Comtwel- 
month insuing the deate hereof further I the abovesaid 
Rushmor doe by these presents uphould and maintaine the 
premises to be Good and lawfull against any Pearson or 
Pearsons that shall lay Cleame or intrest there unto. 

Thomas Rushmoee. 

witnis 

Nathaniell Peabsall 

Richard Vallintine 



304 hempstead town eecords. 

Page 229. 

At a towHcl Metting held in Hempsted the first day of 
Eaprell in the yeare of our Lord 1676. John smith blew was 
Chosen Constable by the maJer vote 

At the abovesaid townd meting Mr Jackson and John 
Ellison was Chosen for Overseres by the MeaJer Vote : and 
Richard Vallintin was Chosen an Oversere for one yere 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 
Hempsted March the 29 : 1676. 

William Jecocks and John Smith Rock Juner was im- 
ployed by the Cunstable thre days to Go with the survair 

one day to Recoaway an two days to Oysterbay 1.00.0 

Nathaniell Pearsall 

Clarck. 

Page 230. 

A Covenant and agreement meade betwen Jonas Hall- 
sted of Jemekea and Jeames beate of Hempsted both one 
Long Hand in the North Riding of New yourckshere I the 
said Jeames beat dwo bynd and ingeage myself to Cary on 
and maneage the husbantre work belonging to the Bsteat of 
Thomas karl desesed for the full terme an time of three 
yere after deate hereof That is to say I dwo Ingeage to pro- 
vide foder for the Catell an to loock after them in the win- 
ter : an to provid what firewood is nedfuU for the hous allso 
I dwo Ingeage to kepe the fence in Repaire an what fence 
is made New in the three yeare the said Jeames is to be 
paid for a third part of it an the said Jonas Hallstead is to 
pay to Jeames beat forty shillings a yeare during the terme 
of three years towerds the Providing for the Cattell an the 
said Jeames beat doth ingeage to provid what foder is 
Nedfull for the Cattell an to loock kerfully after^them : an 
allso ff r the shepe he is to provid foder an tendance suf- 
fisent an the said Jeames beat is to have for his Pains a 
third Part of what Corn an piiumkins that is prodused of 
the land an he is to provid a third part of the sed allso he 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOKDS. 305 

is to have a third part of the iiicres of the Cattell an a third 
part of the incres of the sbepe during the time above men- 
tioned an he is to have a third of tlie Calf es an of the lames 
that is this spring allso he is to have a third part of the in- 
cres of the swine : the pigs is to be devided when they Eare 
lit to wene an the Oalfes and shepe to be devided at the Ex- 
piration of the three yere an the said Jonas Hallsted is to 
provid an maintain six oxen for the teme an Cart an plow an 

Page 231. 

all tacklin nesesary for the Cariing on of the worke allso the 
widdows soens : is to Joyne with the said Jeames for the Car- 
rying on of the worke an Jeames beat is to provide what bous 
and youcks is nedfuU for the oxen an the said Jonas Hallsted 
is to provid one liors : for Jeames is use a bout the woorke 
aa if any of the Cattell or other Creturs be lost threugh the 
said Jeamesis negleckt he is to make them good an he is to 
have his dyat washing and lodging during the terme of 
three yeare and to the trew performance of all the premesis 
we have set to our hands this first day of may in the yere 
of our Lord 1676 
Wittnis 

Nathaniell Pearsall Jonas Hallsted 

John Smith Jeames beate 

At a Jenerall townd meting held in Hempsted the 16 day 
of September in the yeare of our Lord 1676 Mr Semans Mr 
fordum and thomas Rushmore was Chosen for to lay out 
the Cow Neck on the north side 

At a Jenerall Meting Held in hempsted by the maJer 
Part of those ho had Right on the Cow Neck the 14 day of 
October In the yeare 1676 It was fully agreed on an Con- 
cluded by them who had Right on the said Neck that thay 
should all of them go downe to the Cow Neck and Pull 
downe the billding that Cornwell had set up there 

Nathaniell Peabseel 
Clarck. 



306 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 232. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting held in Hempsted the first 
day of November in the yere of our Lord 1676. there was 
given to John watson one home lott at the Eere of Joseph 
Lot. 

there was Given to Mr Semans four akers of land aJoning 
to the side of his owne Lott 

To John tredwell was given fovire akers of land ajoyning 
to the North end of fearfeld. 

To John Ellison and Thomas Ellison was Given three 
akers of land a pese at the Kere of thomas Ellisons an the 
widow karls lots. 

To Nathaniell Pearsall and daniell Pearsall and George 
Pearsall an thomas Pearsall and Joseph Pettets was Given 
three akers of land apese in the brush' : Ether below sprags 
and Champins Lots or Els beyond John beatsis Lott whare 
thay licke best 

To Jeremy v^ood Juner was Given 3 akers for a home 
Lott aJoyning to Eobert bedells lott at the south sid of it 

To John bearsly was Given 3 akers for a lot a Joyning to 
Jeremy woods lott. 

To Jeames stell was Given 3 akers for a lot at the south 
End of Carmans tilsom. 

Page 233. 

To Jeremy wood Sener it was granted that he should 
have his 22 akers lot at fosters medow that he was to 
have at the North sid : also there was Given him 10 akers 
more all to Joyne to that which is called fosters Medow. 

To Eichard Gillderslive Juner and Ellias durland was 
Given 3 akers of land a pes one the west side of the swamp 
below the owld tobacco land. 

To Josias Star was Given 3 akers of land aJoyning to 
littell Smith lott on the Est sid 

To benJamen seamans an Solomon Semans and Thomas 
Semans an Jonathan semans and Moses Emory and Joseph 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 307 

baldin was Given 3 akers of land a pese on the Est side of 
Mr Semansis lott. 

To Samuell Tredwell was Given 3 akers of Land aJoyning 
to ferfeld Ether on the Est sid on the west sid which he 
like best. 

To William Jecocks was given 3 akers of land aJoyning 
to Samuell Emorys lott on the south sid. 

To William Wiere was Given 2 akers of land aJoyning 
To his hollow in the south woods to make it square. 

Page 234. 

To John Ellison Was Given 4 akers of land on the Great 
Neck Estward In an about his Cow yards Nott Predgad- 
ising No Mans Medow Nor No hy way an John Ellison 
Gives 2 Gallons of Rume to the townd to drinck. 

To Samuell Cumstock was Given 3 akers of land on the 
Est sid of littell Smith lott. 

To Richard Vallintine Juner was given three akers of 
land for a lott on the south sid of Samuell Emorys lot 
aJoying to that which was Given to William Jecocks. 

At the seame townd Meting it was agreed on by Mr Se- 
mans and the townd that Mr Semans should throw up his 
land in the ould feld on the west sid of the townd an 
should have as much on the Est sid of the townd All these 
lots were given upon Condishon that thay who thay were 
given two should fence and improve them in two yeres time 
after thay were given or Else thay shall Returne to the 
townd againe 

Nathaniell Peaesall 
Clar. 

Page 235. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting Held in Hempsted this 7 day 
of desember in the yere of our Lord 1676 It was agreed by 
the Majer Vote of the townd that all the Comon Medow in 
the boiinds of the townd shall be laid out into allottments 



308 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

to Every man aCorclino- to his Right : Cow medow excepted 
Also Mr Senians Mr fordam and Nathaniell Pearsall Avas 
Chosen to lay out the Coiuon Medow and to lay out what 
upland is fit to be laid out 

Nathaniell Pearsall 
Clarok. 

Att the seame townd meting there was' Given to Joseph 
Langdon a small pese of Medow that Joyiis to his owne lot 
at Nere Eocoway that pese that he hath allRedy fensed in 
it being about 2 or 3 akers 

this Medow was given to Joseph Langdon for his Part of 
the Comon Medow 

Nathaniell Peaesal 

Clarck. 

At the seame time Mr Gillderslive Protested against it in 
as much as it belonged to the Cow Paster allso he Profered 
to Give Joseph langdon as much of his ovvne Medow 

This Protest was Entered without order of Cunstable or 
overseres : an therefore invalied This by order of the 
Cunstable an overseres may the first 1678 

Nathaniell Pearsall 

Clarck. 

Page 236. 

At the foregoing townd Meting it was Granted to John 
Semans Juner and the Rest that have lots in that deVition 
that thay shall have liberty to Run thire Lots threescore 
Rods further in Length towards the plains 

At the same townd meting was Given to Robert dinge 22 
akers of land aJoyning to John Champins land or there 
abouts 

Nathaniell Pearsall 

Clar. 

At the seame townd meting was given to John Curtis 20 
akers of laud on the North side on the backside of timothy 



HEMrSTEAD TOWN ItECOllDH. ;-309 

halsteds lot <')iily there miist be a hyway : left betvven tim- 
othys lot aiid that 

Nathaniell Peabsall Clarck 

At the se:ime towii'l Metiug Mr fordum Mr Semans an 
Nathauiell Pearsall was Chosen to lay out land 

At a townd Metiug held in hempsted the 17 day of 
March 167fi was Given by MaJer Vote to Hendrick Hen- 
drickson diisborrow three Eades of laad lying betwen 
william thickstous "2 lots in the oxpastar 

Nathaniell Pearsall 

Page 237. 

At a Jenerall Townd meting Held in Hempsted the sec- 
ond day of Aperell in the yere of our Lord 1677 there was 
CHven to William thorne by the majer Vote of the townd a 
small Parsell of Medow lying alittell above his hous by the 
baj- side on the west sid of Madnans Neck that Medow that 
lys against his owne land 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 

Page 238. 

At the aforesaid townd meting there was Given to 
Nathaniell Pearsall and Joseph smith a small Parsell of 
Medow halfe to one an half to the other the Medow lying 
on the Est side of Madnans Neck hy theire land, and thay 
Must give a gallon of Rume a Pese to the townd 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clark. 

Page 239. 

At a Jenerall townd Metiug held in Hempsted the 9 day 
of Aperell in the yere of our lord 1677 there was Given to 
Thomas fese twenty akers of land lying on the North side 
of n. Pond that lys a littell Northward of Robert dinges an 
John Champins lots. 

At the aforesaid townd meting there was given to Thomas 
sothard a small jDese. of land lying batvveue his folly and 
the ould oxpaster Not preJadising No hyway 



310 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

At the aforesaid townd Meting it was agreed on by the 
MaJer Vote that Every man that hath any lot of land lying 
on Madnans Neck that thay shall have all the Medow that 
lys against Ether the frunt or the Rere of theire lots Pro- 
vided that it Pregadisis No hyway nor infringis on no other 
mens lines 

At the aforesaid townd Meting it was agreed on by the 
MaJer Vote that all the Propariators of Hempsted shall have 
Liberty to take up a hundred Akers of Land a pese of wood 
land Ether in the North woods or in the south woods Ex- 
cepting Madnans Neck the Cow Neck or Matinicock Neck 
on the North side and Excepting the south Necks on the 
south side and after the Propariators have taken up theire 
lots then the Eest of the inhabitants shall have liberty to 
take up fifty akers of land a pese for them 

Page 240. 

And a Cordingly thay have Proseded and have proseded 
and drawn lots as followeth 

Mr Gillderslive 1. 

John Ellison Juner 2. 

Simon sirring 3. 

Timothy hallsted 4. 

John Smith K. J .5. 

John Ellison 6. 

Nathaniell Pearsall 7. 

Edward titus 8. 

Mr Semans 9. 

Daniell bedell half 10. 

Mr Jackson 11. 

littell smith 12. ~ 

blew smith 13. 

John Carman 14. 

George Hulit 15. 

Robert bedell 16. 

Thomas willis 17. 

Henery lingington , 18, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 311 

Adam Mott 19. 

Thomas Eushmore 20. 

Jeremy wood '21. 

Mr fordham half 22. 

John williames 23. 

daniell Pearsall. 24. 

Thomas Irland 25. 

Gorge balldin 26. 

Mr hix 27. 

Jeames Pine 28. 

Jeremy smith 29. 

Eobert Marvin 30. 

Eichard Vallantine 31. 

Thomas sothard 32. 

Page 241. 

Eichard Ellison 33. 

William thickstoue 34. 

Jonathan smith 35. 

widow karle 36. 

Thomas Ellison 37. 

Eichavd stits 38. 

the Parsonage 39. 

Joseph Langdon 40. 

Eock smith 41. 

John tredwell 42. 

Mr John Jackson 43. 

these are the propariators 

The Eecord of John Ellisons Seners lot in lys in the 
North wood ege in the hed of the bevell and frunts on the 
Plains an Euns eight score Eods North word in the woods 
and is bounded on the est side by young John Ellisons lott 
an Euns in bredgth westward a hundred Eods 

The Eecord of Simon sivrings hundred aker lot it lys a 
littell Northward of timothy hallsteds land on the North- 
side on the est side of the swamp it begins at a white oke 



312 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOltDS. 

about 4 or 5 Eods of the swamp side Marked on two sids : 
an from thence Euns 100 Eods due est to a small white oke 
that stands in a hollow that is Marked an so Euns that 
bregth eigth score Eods du North 

Page 242. 

June the 28 : 1677. Mr Semans Mr Jackson Eichard Val- 
lantin John Ellison and blew smith went to yourck to the 
Governor a bout the townds land 

Nathaniell Peabsall. 

The testimony of William Yeats aged about 58 yeres or 
there about testifis that about one an twenty yeares ago he 
being at Mr. Gilderslives hous at hempsted he saw severall 
fathums of wampom and two Greate Cattells one was Mr 
Jacksons an : the other was Mr Gillderslives and severall 
smaller Cattells and sume trading Cloth and sume knives an 
sume Pouder : and sume leed and he thiucks sume Guns 
all this he saw delivered to the indians and Chefiy to tag- 
Pousha he being the sagomore and he thincks sume other 
Goods two and when thay Eeseved this Goods thay all 
seemed to be Very well : satisfied with it for all the land 
hempsted men had Ether by Purchis or Pattin Excepting 
their ould Plantin land at Meruck an severall times after 
he talked with sume of MarsaPeke Indians and tould them 
thay had No land in hempsted bounds but a littell at Mer- 
uck and thay said thay knew it an further saith Not this I 
am Eedy to Give oth to if Called 

William yeats. 

This is a trew CoPy drane out by me 

Nathaniell Peaksall 
Clarck. 
Hempsted July the 12 1677. 

Page 243. 

The testimony of John Carman aged aboutt forty foure 
yeares testifis that about thirty two years ago he saw his 
father deliver a broad ax that was Mills Mores to the one 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOliDS. 318 

I'ed sachum for Part of Pay for the tirst PurclnM of land 
hempsted Men bought of the Indians this I am Redy to Give 
oth to if Called 

John Carman. 
This is a trew CopjDy drane out by me 

Nathaniell Pearsall 

Clarclv. 
Hempstead July the 12 1677. 
The testimony of Edward sprag aged about 61 years 
testilis that about one an twenty yeares ago wandanee the 
muntake sachum was at Hempstead when the indianes 
Cume to Reseve their Pay of Hempstead Men for the land 
thay sould them and the Muntake sachum asked who was the 
Chefe of Rocoway Indians that did undertake for them 
then mangoube said he did and then he asked who under- 
tooke for MatinococK Indians and takepousha said they had 
Put them selves under him and he did undertake for them 
and when the Pay was tendered : the Indians said it was so 
littell that there would Not be Every one sume then the 
Muntauke sachem desired Hempsted Men to Give them 
sume More, then thay gave them twelve pounds More which 
meade the whole sume forty two Pounds then Mr Hix and 
Mr Gillderslive delivered it to tackpousha and man-Gwo-be 
and all the Indians seemed to be well satisfied with it : it 

Page 244. 

being the last Payment for the hole townd bounds this was 
Paid in Cattels and trading Cloth and wampom and Pouder : 
and led and I tliinck sum hachets and hoes and within a 
day or two after sume of Marsapecke Indians and other In- 
dians with them went and Marked out the townd bounds 
the west bounds and the Est bounds this I am Redy to Give 

oth two 

Edward sprag. 

This is a trew Copy : taken out by Me 

Nathaniell Pearsall 
Clarck. 



314 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

liempsted July the : 12 : 1677 : 
Hempsted Septtember : 22 : 1679 A Eecord off on hun- 
dred aCors off Land ffor Eichard Cornell the ffirst line Tun- 
ing ffrom a black oake standing by a Slow runing to Suck- 
sess pond two poynts Southerly to a marked whitt oak and 
ffrom thence North two poynts Easterly to madnans Neck 
path to a tree marcked with E : C standing by the path the 
Next line North two poynts westerly ffouer Score perch 

Thomas Eushmoee CI. 

Page 245. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting Held in Hempsted the 7 day 
of Jenewary in the yere of our Lord 1677 

It was agreed : on : by the MaJer Vote that thay should 
bild a Meting Hous of forty foot Long an six and twenty 
foot wide and twelfe fut stud betwixt Joynts. 

A Eecord off Thomas Eushmurs Hundred acors off Land 
Layd outt in march 1679 being butte and bounded as ffol- 
loth beginiug att a whitt oak standing near the head of 
hows bay and Euning ffrom thence west and by north or 
very near that poynt of Cumpass witth a range of marked 
trees to a Corner tree standing by the swamp side from 
thence to an olid tree marked with E apon the East side of 
the tree and so runing againe apon an Bast and by South 
line or near that poynt of cumpass into the swamp of hows 
bay where there stands a marked tree 

Tho Eushmub Cler. 

A Eecord off Thomas Eushmurs ffiffty aeor Lott Layd 
outt September the tenth 1679 : begining att the run Called 
Jonsons run and from thence witth a rang off marked trees 
along by the path that gos to Madnans neck to the same 
tree which is marked with E which is the Corner tree of 
his hundred acors and from that tree Southwest and by 
south untill itt coms square witth Mr ffordhams suthern 
bound tree and so runing to his bound tree and Joyning 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 315 

with y'e line of his own lott apon the neck and Mr ford- 
hams 

Tho Kushmur 
Cler. 
Page 246. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting held iu Hempsted the fourth 
of July in the yere of our Lord 1677 severall Parsells of 
medow was let out to hire for that insuing yere to Bichard 
Gillderslive all the Comon Medow on hiingry harbar Is- 
land : for : 0. 13. 

to Rock smith all the Comon : medow betwen the 
bech fut and : Nathaniell Pearsalls lot for 0. 8. 6 
to Adam Mott all the Comon Medow be- 
twixt the bech fut and the first Opening 

for 0. 10. 6 

to John Carman all the Comon Medow be- 
twen Richard Vallantins lot an samuell 

dentons lot at Ner Rocoway for 0. 10. 

to John bedell the Cow medow at Nere 

Rockaway for 0. 17. 6 

to John Ellison the Parsonage Medow at 

Great Neck 0. 13. 

to thomas fese the haybrig for 1. 4. 

to thomas Rushmore the Parsonage Me- 
dow at dentons neck for 1. 8. 

Page 247. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting Held in Hempsted the 22 
day of febrewary in the yeare of our Lord 1677-8 there was 
Given to Edward sprage : 30 akors of Land lying North- 
ward of John Champins lot on the North sid that land that 
Mr Semans laid out for him. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting Held in Hempsted the first 
day of Eaprell in the yere of our Lord 1678 John Ellison 
was Chosen by the MaJer Vote of the townd to be Cunsta- 
ble for this insuing yere. 



316 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

At the seame townd Meting Mr Semans and George Hu- 
lit was Clioson for Overseres for the insuing yere. 

All aCounts is Keckened and Clered in this boock to this 
Please : done in the yere 1678 by Eichard Gillderslive Jo- 
seph smith an Nathaniell Persall • 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clar. 

Page 24^. 

At the foregoing townd Metting severall Parsels of Me- 

dow was let out to hire for this insuing yere to be Paid in 

Corne. 

To Thomas Ellison the Parsonage Medow 

at Gret Neck for 00. 09. 

To John Ellison the haybrig 02. 0. 

To John Smith blew the Parsonag Medow 

at dentons Neck for 02. 3.0 

To Eichard tottun the Cow Medow at 

Nere Eockaway for 00. 16. 6 

At the foregoing townd Meting Mr Semans Mr Jackson 

and blew smith was Chosen to lay out all the Comon Medow 

in the bounds of Hempsted 

At the seame townd Metting Eichard Gillderslive and 
Joseph smith and Nathaniell Pearsall was Chosen to Gather 
in the twonds debts 

At the seame townd Metting Mr Seamans and John 
smith blew was Chosen to Go to Agree with Joseph Car- 
pentor to billd a ineting hous the dementions of the hous 
is as foloweth that is 30 fut long and 24 fut wid an 12 fut 
stud with a lentvvo on Ecli side. 

Page 24!). 

June the 5 : 1678. Samuell Emorys Ere mark is as fol- 
oweth that is a Crop on the Eight Ere and two Necks un- 
der the seame Ere 

Nathaniell Peaksall 
Clark. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 317 

Lots drawen for fenceiDg the Plains the first to begin on 
the Est hill and so Enn : westward. 

Simon sirring 1. 

Thomas Irland 'J. 

Edward titus 3. 

Eichard Ellison 4. 

Nathaniel! Pearsall . . 5. 

blew smith 6. 

Eichard Gillderslives . 7. 

William thickstone 8. 

Mr furdham 9. 

Eichard Vallantin 10. 

John beats 11. 

Eichard Gillderslive J 12. 

Eobert bedell. 13. 

Henery linington 14. 

William Osburn 15. 

Eichard stits 16. 

The Parsonage 17. 

Eock smith 18. 

Edward Eainer 19. 

Thomas Gillderslive 20. 

Page 250. 

Joseph Langdon 21. 

LitteU Smith 22. 

Georg Hulit 23. 

Timothy Hallstead 24. 

Thomas Champin 25. 

Jeremy wood J 26. 

Eobert Marvin 27. 

Thomas Eushmore 28. 

Thomas Ellison 29. 

Jonathan Smith Eock 30. 

John williames 31. 

Joseph Pettet 32. 

Thomas Sothard 33. 



318 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Abraham Smith 34. 

Thomas Willis .35. 

John tredwell 36. 

Jeames Pine 37. 

Adam Mott S 38. ■ 

Daniell Pearsall 39. 

John Ellison 40. 

Mr Jackson 41. 

Mr Semans 42. 

Jonas Halsted 43. 

Jonathan Smith 44. 

MrHix 45. 

Joshuaway Jecocks 46. 

Page 251. 

At a Jenerall townd meting Held in Hempsted the 19 
day of June in the yere 1678 Richard Gillderslive was 
Chosen by the MaJer Vote of the townd to be Cunstable for 
this insuing yere 

At the seame townd Metting there was Given to Thomas 
Higham two akers and a half of land in the brush at the 
Rere of William Jeeocksis lot that which was Given to John 
wattson 

Page 252. 

At The seame townd Meting There was Given to John 
Johnson a small Parsell of Land on the North sid by John 
Champins land teen akers or there a bouts 

At a Jenerall townd Meting held in Hempsted the 5 day 
of August 1678 there was given by the MaJer Vote of the 
townd to Harmon hendrickson and John bedell and Thomas 
larland ech of them a home lot Containing three akers a 
pese lying by the side of that lot that was beatsis at the Est 
end of Richard tottuns lot Runing as the other lots doth 
leving suffichtiant hyways 

At the seame townd Meting it was granted by the MaJer 
Vot of the townd that hendrick hendrickson should have a 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEGORDS. 319 

home lot along with harman and John bedell and Thomas 
Irland. 

Page 253. 

At the seame town Meting there was let out to hire sev- 
erall Parsels of Medow for this insuing yere. 
To Daniell bedell all the Comon medow betwen 
thickstones sPring at Nere Kockawaj and 

Richard Vallantins : let for 00.5 .0 

To John bedell all the Comon Medow betwen the hether- 
must spring at the first Oponing and the spring at 

Cos medow for 00.9 

To Thomas Irland all the Comon Medow betwen the 

spring at Cos Medow and the bech fut for 00.4 .0 

To Jeames Mott all the Comon Medow betwen the 

bech fut : and Nathaniell Pearsalls lot for 00.3. .6 

To Eobert bedell all the Comon Medow at 

hungry harbar for 00.15.0 

Desember the 4 1678 an Order mead by the Cun stable 
and Overseres if any Parson shall fall any timber and let it 
ly one yere and a day and Not Pile it in heps Clere of hy 
ways or set it up an end within the time above mentioned it 
shall be free for any Parson to take it if he Plese 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 
Page 254. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting held in Hempsted the 25 day 
of desember in the yere of our Lord 1678 it is agreed on by 
the MaJer Vot of the townd that all those that are to take 
up hundred akers lots shall take them up forthwith : and 
that he hose turn is Next to take up shall have three days : 
time to take it up in : and mark it and after him the Next 
shall have three days : time to take up his and so all the 
Eest sucksessively shall have three days a Pese to take up 
theire lots : and if any man doth Necghleckt to take uP his 
land in his three days then he shall lose his titrne and the 
Next shall take his Please. 



320 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

At the foregoing townd meting Mr Semans and Daniell 
bedell was Chosen by the Mager Vote of yt townd to lay out 
all the Comon Medowin the boiinds of the townd Excepting 
the Cow medow and the Parsonage medow an to dwo it 
forthwith. 

At the foregoing townd Metting there was Given to Jeames 
Pine fonre honie Lots : for four of his sones and thay are to 
have them in that Eange of lots where thomas Irland an 
harmons lots is leving suffitient hy ways and Jeames Pine 
is to have five akers of land for him self at the end or the 
side of the lots which the layours out shall se Cans upon 
Condishon that he shall throw up his Right in the ould feld. 

Page 255. 

At the foregoing townd meting there was given to Rich- 
ard Vallantine two home lots on the south sid of samuell 
Emorys lot for two of his soons. 

at the foregoing townd meting there was given to Mr. 
fordham teen or twelf akers of land a Joyning to his lot on 
the west sid of Madnans neck. 

at the foregoing townd meting there was given to Nathan- 
iell Pearsall six or eight akers of land by y'e spring lying on 
the west sid of the two and twenty aker lots that lys by her- 
icks Path \ipon Condishon that he shall leve a hyway out 
of his owne land on the west sid of his folly for the townds 
use the hy way must be foure Hods wid. 

at the foregoing townd meting there was given to daniell 

Bedell a home lot lying on the south sid of Thomas 

in the brush. 

At the foregoing townd meting there was Given to Mr Se- 
mans one home lot for his son samuell lying in that Eange 
of lots Estward of his owne lot. 

At the seame townd meting there was given to William 
Osburn tenn akers of land to be laid out with his fiffty akers 
when his turn Cums. 



hempstead town eecobds. 321 

Page 256. 

At the foregoing townd meting it was agred : on by the 
majer Vote that the layers out of the medow shall begin to 
lay first at the Esturmost Comon Medow on the south sid 
of Rocoway lots drane for the Medow at Eocoaway. 

Thomas Irland 1. 

Adam Mott 2. 

Timothy Hallsted 3. ' 

John smith R Sener 4. 

Widdow Willis 5. 

Richard Ellison 6. 

William Jeoocks 7. 

Thomas Champin 8. 

BenJamen Co .... : 9. 

Thomas Rushmore 10. 

The Parsonage 11. 

Mr Jackson 12. 

Mr Hix 13. 

John tredwell 14. 

Edward Rainer 15. 

William thickston 16. 

John Ellison 17. 

Gorge balldin 18. 

Thomas sothard 19. 

Jeames Pine 20. 

John smith Nan 21. 

Nathaniell Pearsall 22. 

Simon sirring 23. 

Robert bedell 24. 

Edward sprag 25. 

Thomas karle 28. 

Thomas Ellison 27. 

Page 257. 

Aron firman 28. 

William washborn 29. 

Edward titus 30, 



322 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

John smith blew 31. 

George Hulit ; 32. 

larnce Ellison 33. 

Eichard Gillderslive 34. 

John Carman 35. 

Eichard stits 36. 

Jeremy wood 37. 

John Williams 38. 

Mr Semans 39. 

Henery linington 40. 

Eobert Marvin 41. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting held in Hempsted the 4 day 
of March in the yere of our Lord 1678-9 there was Given to 
Jeames beate and to John Karle to Ech of them a home Lot : 
aJoyning Nere to the New Lots that are allredy laid out 

At the seame townd Metting there was Given to Joseph 
smith and to William Jecocks to Ech of them twelfe akers 
of Land a Pese on the Est sid of the Est medow : aJoyning 
to theire owne medow that thay have there. 

Page 258. 

Hempsted the 28 of March 1676 To all Christian Peo- 
pell to whome this: instrament of Righting shall Came 
Griting be it knowne to all men that I John smith of 
Hempsted of Long Hand in New England and in the North 
Eiding of New Yourkchere have Given unto My sonn Jere- 
miah one lot of Medow lying on the littell Neck : eatward 
of the townd and allso I have Given him one Eight in the 
Comons which did belong unto Thomas fostors lot with all 
upland out land that doth or shall belong .unto that Eight 
of Comons 

This I dwo owne that I have given from me my E lirs or 
assigns unto My sonn to him his eairs or assigns for Ever 
to InJoy as theire owne Proper intrust Navar to bs Moles- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEKS. 323 

ted by me Nor any from nie as witnis my hand the day and 
yere first above : wrighen and in the Presents of us 
John Townsend John Smith 

This is a trew Copy Extrackted oiit of the deed of Gift 
by me Nathaniell Peaesall 

Clarck. 
Page 259. 

At a townd meting Held in Hempsted the furst day of 
Eaperell in the yere of our Lord 1679 John tredwell was 
Chosen to be Cunstable for this insuing yere 

Simon sirring and samuell Emory was Chosen for Over- 
seres 

John Jackson was Chosen Oversere for one yere in Mr 
Semanses Rome. 

At the seame townd meting Richard Gillderslive and 
George Hulit and William Osburn was Chose to lay out the 
Comon Medow and thay are to have twelfe Pence an aker 
for theiie Pains 

At the seame townd Metting there was given to Jeames 
Mott a home lot equall for bignes with the Rest of the home 
lots for bignes and to have it at the Rere of Jeames Pines 
new lot not PreJedesing Noo hy ways. 

Page 260. 

At the foregbing townd Metting severall Parsels of Me- 
dow was let out to hire for this insuing yere. 
To Edward titus the Parsonage medow at 

Gret Neck Estward for 00.10.0 

To John Ellison the hay brige for 00,13.0 

To Nathaniell Pearsall the Parsonage Medow 

at dentons Neck for .14.6 

To Cristofir yemans the Cow medow at 

Nere Rocoway for .14.6 

At a Jenerall townd Meting held in Hempsted the 25 day 
of Aperell in the yere of our Lord 1679 there was Given to 
John brick six akers of land lying in the woods : be Low the 



324 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

west Oxpaster aJoyning to Richard Gillderslives Land on 
the west sid of it. 

The Record of Nathaniell, Pearsalls hundred aker lot of 
Land it lys on the west sid of that Range of two and 
twenty aker lots that is to y'e Norwest of hericks" where 
Robert Marvin hath a lot : it is bounded on the est sid by 
the hyway that is betwen that and the two and twenty aker 
lots and on the west sid it is bounded by John smiths and 
John williamsis land and on the North by a Range of 
marcked tres that is under the hills and on the south by a 
Nether Range of Marked trees it is foure score Rods broad 
and 200 Rods long with 6 or 8 akers more Joyning to the 
south end of it that he had of the townd in lu of a hyway 
thay had of his land. 

Page 261. 

The Record of thomas willisis hundred aker lot of land it 
lys by the harbar Path it is bounded on the west sid by a 
Marked tree on the west sid of the harbar Path that stands 
on the hill sid an so Runing 176 Rods in length towards the 
southwest to sume small swamps : an : it runs in bredgh 
about fourscore an f orten Rod bounded all Round by marked 
trees. 

The Record of daniell Pearsall hundred aker lot it lys on 
the Est side of them two : and twenty aker lots where Marvins 
lot is : it is bounded on the west sid by the hyway betwen 
that and the two and twenty aker lots and so Runing Est- 
ward a 100 Rods in bredgh and lying 160 Rods in length 
bounded all Round by marked trees 

Nathaniell Pearsall 

Clarck. 

Page 262. 

Edward Sprag Rich Totton 

William Jecocks Joseph Smith 

Edward Rainer Joseph pettitt 

Jonatthan Seman John Pine 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 325 

Rich Gillderslive Sollomon Seman 

Saujuell Denton Jeremiah Wood Jtiner 

James Mott Eich gillderslive Juner 

Jonatthan Smith John Serion 

Rich Osbnrne Adam mott Juner 

John Seman Abraham Smitth 

Joseph Williams John Jackson 

Att A Generall Towne Meetting helld att hempsted y'e 
24 of June : 1679 itt was Voatted and Agreed apon tthatt 
those persoDS above named shall have libertty 

y'e Record of Hen. Willis of Westbery : the eare marke 
he giveth : w'ch : is A Swallow forke on y'e off eare and A 
half Penny Under y'e Same eare : November y'e 20th 1680 

P me Edw. French 

Ap'll y'e 14th 1681 The Lands : Cows : & horsekind of 
Thomas ffezey Deceased : is Aprized as ffolloweth 

Itm Twenty acres of Uplands at 20.00.00 

Itm ! Three Cows att 13.00.00 

Itm The half of one Steare 05.02.06 

Itm ! One Mare : One two yeare old horse ! 

& one yearling 07.10.00 



41.12.06 
Aprized by Us according to Order 
Joseph Williams Entered p me 

John Smith Edw French 

Page 263. 

P me Edw French Clarke A Record of the Children 

baptised in y'e towne of Hempsted begining 1st of Decem- 
ber Anno Dom 1680. Samuell Wood the son of Jer Wood 
Jun. was born y'e 27th of July 1680 & baptised 23 of No- 
vember in y'e same yeare. 

Daniell Beadell Jun. the son of Dan'll Beadell Sen. was 
born September y'e 18th 1680 & was baptised y'e 23 of No- 
vember in the same yeare. 



326 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

Jeremiah Smith Jun. y'e Son of Jeremiah Smith Sen. was 
born y'e 8th of Nov. 1680 & was baptised y'e : 16th of 
March ffollowing Ano Dom 1680-1 

Page 264. 

Know all men by these psents y't I John Beates of 
Hempsted in the North Eiding of New york shier Do own 
that I have & Do by these psents firmly freely and abso- 
lutly Alienate and sell from me my heirs Executors Admin- 
istrators or Assignes A sartaine Lott of Lands which I y'e 
s'd John Bates bought of John Wele : it Containes four Acres 
in quantity more or les as it was laid out at y'e first :bounded 
by a lott of Thomas Ellison on y'e north side ct on the south 
side by the high waye : I say I the s'd John Beats Abovs'd 
have sould y'e Abovs'd lott as abovs'd Unto Sarah Carell her 
heirs executors administrators or Assignes To Have & To 
Hold as her own Proper Right for ever with house fences 
& all Apurtinonces there Unto belonging or ever hereafter 
shall Apertaine or Belong & Do by these psents ingage my- 
self e my heirs or Assignes to maintaine and Uphold the 
Premises to be lawfull Athentick & good from any psoa or 
persons that shall hereafter laj- any Just Claime thereUnto 
for and in Consideration of A Valluable sum by me Alredy 
Received in witnes hereUnto I have sett to my hand and 
seale this 30th of Decmbr Anno 1680 & in the thirty Second 
yeare of his Maiesties Reign Charles y'e second by the 
Grace of God King of great Bretain France ct Ireland De- 
fender of y'e Faith 

Signed sealed & Delivered in y'e prsents of Us 

witnes his 

Richard : Gildersleve John X Beats 

Dorcas : Gildebsleve marke. 

These may sartify any whome it may Consarne that I 
Sarah Carle of Hempsted on Long Island Do Assigne & 
make over all my Right & title in this Above written Bill of 
sale : ffrom me my heirs executors Administrators or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEGOKDH. 327 

Assignes unto my sonin law James Bate for him his heirs 
or Assignes for ever : as "Witnes my hand this 30th of 
Decern br in the yeare of our Lord 1680. 

witnes her 

ElCHAMD GiLDEBSLEVE : SeN. SaEAH X CaBLE 

RiCHABD GiLDEBSLEVE : Jne. Mark. 

A Record of James Bate his bill of sale given him by his 
mother Sarah Carle with her Asignmentt also 

P me 

Edw Feench Glabke. 

Page 265. 

A record of James Bate his Deed of Gift given him by his 
Mother in law Sarah Karel 

Bee it Known to all men by these prsents that I Sarah 
Karle widow of Thomas Karle of Hemj)sted on Long Island 
and County of yorke shier in the North Biding Do by these 
give & grant Unto my welbeloved son in law James Bate for- 
merly an iuhabitant of the town & County aiFors'd for sev- 
erall good reasons moving me thereto : the one halfe of my 
hundred acre lott of lands laying neare the Place Commonly 
CauUed fFosters Meadow : on the Bight hand of the high 
waye going from thence to the little Plaine : AUso one Lott 
of meadow containing in quantity two acres : & three quar- 
ters of an acre att y'e Place Commonly Caulled Hungry 
harbor : it being bounded on the west side with Edward 
Sprage : On the North with a lott of layd outt for Adam 
Mott Senr. & on y'e East with Thomas Ellison : & on the 
South with the Salt Creek I say y't I the affors'd Widow 
Karell Do freely give grant and make over Unto my welbe- 
loved son in law twenty acres of Lands : itt being the one 
hulfe of y'e Lott of , Lands Above specified : And Lott of 
Meadow affors'd <t Do by these give grant and make over 
the Lands affors'd Unto the s'd James Bate his heirs Exec- 
utors Administrators or Assignes with all my Eight Title 
and intrest there Unto belonging : To have & to hold from 
this time forth <fe for ever : without let or molestation by me. 



328 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

my heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes (t Do Prom- 
ise to make good the title Unto my s'd Sonn in law of 
the lands & Meadow affors'd against any that shall Justly 
Lay claime thereto & Do hereby Alienate my selfe my heirs 
Executors Administrators or Assignes for ever from any 
Partt or Parcell of the s'd Lands & meadow above men- 
tioned and for the Confirmation of my act and Deed above 
written I have' hereUnto Putt my hand & sett my seale this 
22 Day of Decemb'r Ano in y'e yere of our Lord God 1680. 
& in the two & thirtyeth year of his Maisties Reign of Eng- 
land Scotland ffrance & Ireland King 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Her 

In psents of Us Sakah X Kakell 

John Cable Mark. 

Edw French 

Joseph Pettett 

Timothy Halsted 

John Carle P me Edw French Clarke. 

Page 266. 

Att a Courtt held in hempstead by his Magistys authoryty 
May the 7 1679 by the Justis Cunstable and overseers ittis 
by the authoryty of th Courtt abovesayd ordered thatfc 
no man shall seach or post the Records or Caus the Clarck 
to Serch the records witth outt paying to the Clark twellf 
pence. 

A Record of Richard Stits his bill of sail given him by 
John Semans Junr : March y'e 12th 1680. 

Be it known to all mea by these Presents : That I Jnhii 
Seamans Junr. of westberry in y'e bounds of Hempsted on 
Long Island & County of yorkshier have bargained and 
sould Unto Richard Stites of y'e Place & County Afores'd 
the one halfe of my two & twenty acre lott : y't is to sale 
y'e eastermost halfe it being bounded on the south with 
Henery Willis lott : & Richard Stites ou y'e north Edward 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOllDS. 329 

Titus : on y'e east with y'e Commons : & on j'e West with 
y'e other halfe of y'e two & twenty acre Lott afors'd for & in 
Consideration of a Valuable sume by me in hand ah'edy 
Eeceived : Wherefore I Do hereby alienate my selfe my 
heirs executors Administrators or Assignes from y'e s'd halfe 
lott or Any Part thereof : makeing it fully & firmly over 
Unto y'e s'd Richard Stites : his heirs executors Adminsters 
or Assignes To have and To hould as his or their Proper 
Eight : & to their behooff : for ever : without lett or moles- 
tation by mey'e afors'd John : or mine as afors'd warranting 
this my deed of Sale to be good against any that shall Pre- 
tend A Just Claime thereunto in confirmation of w ch I have 
herellnto : Putt my hand and sett to my seal this 11th of 
March in the yeare of our Lord God 1680 & in y'e : 3'2d : of 
his Maiesties Reigne of England Scotland ffrance & Ireland 
King 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in Presents of us 

Heneey Willis John Seamans Junr. 

Edw Feench P me Edw French Clark. 

Richard Stites his twenty two acre lott Which he hath by 
Vertue of A Deed of sale given him by Thomas Smith 
bareing Date febr. y'e -Sth 1663 it layelh frunting to y'e 
plaines & hath y'e halfe lott above mentioned in John 
Seamans Deed given to y'e s'd Richard: laying att the Eeare 

Entered march y'e 12th 1680-1 

P me Edw Fkench Clark 

Page 267. 

At a Town Courtt Or Generall Meeting held by his 
Maiesties Order Aprell 2d in y'e yeare of our Loid 1681 
ffor Chussing Constable & Overseers 

By A Generall Voate : ifbr this Piesent yeare Siman Sering 

is Chosen Constable <t 

Jonah Halsted for one yeare Overseer & 

Mr John Tedwell ffor two years Overseer & 

Mr Joseph Williams ffor two years Overseer . . . 



330 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

At y'e fforegoing Town meeting there was Lett Unto John 
Smith E : y'e Cow neck att y'e hay Bridg for this Psent 

year att 00.14.06 

At y'e same Town meeting was lett Unto John Smith B : 

y'e Personage lott at Dentons neck for this year 00.10.06 

At y'e same Town meeting was lett Unto Daniell Beadell 
y'e Cow meadow att near Kockaway for this year. .00.08.06 
At y'e same Town meeting was lett Unto John Marven y'e 
Parsonage meadow at y'e Great neck eastward this Psent 

year 00.10.00 

P me Edwd French Clar. 

Page 268. 

In the Cease depending betwen Timothy Plum Plaintive 
and henery Mot defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive 
and enters that the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintive 
1 P-4 S-6 d which is ye sume of the aCount and Pay Cost 
of sute Only the defendant hath liberty till the first 
wensday in October Next to Prove the debt Paid which if 
done the Plaintive Must Pay Costs of sut but is Not done 
the verdit of the Cort stands in full fors 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clark. 

At a Jenerall townd meting held in hempsted the 8 day 
of agust 1678 Simon Sirring William Jecocks and Nathan- 
iell Pearsall was Chosen by the maJer Vote of the townd 
to go and demand and Reseive all the Rightings that 
Thomas Hix hath in his Costoty that belongs to our townd 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clark 

At the seame Cort John tredwed Plaintive in an action of 
the Cease against adam Mott defendant 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and 
Overseres this 21 day of febreuary in the yere of our Lord 
1678-9 by his Magestys : athority. Mr William hill Plain- 
tive in an action : of debt against Samuell Allin defendant 

The Plaintive decleres to this Cort that ye defendant is 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 381 

indebted to him the sum of 2-14-10 upon the aCount of a 
bill Past by Samuell AUin to Mr William Hill 

This action depending betwen Mr Hill P : and Samuell 
AUin D : is Refered upon the defendants Request till John 
scid^ore Keturnes from New England againe : and the 
Plaintive is to Pay the Present Charges 

Nathaniell Peksall Clar 

Page 269. 

At the seame Court Timothy Plum Plaintive against 
Henery Mott and William Hegher defendants the Plaintive 
Enters an action of debt against the defendants 

In the Cease depending betwen Timothy Plum Plaintive 
and William Hegher defendant the Cort for the Plaintive 
and Orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintive 
2 P-3 S-11 d which is ye sume of the aCount and Pay Cost 
of sut 

Only the defendant hath liberty till the first wensday in 
October next to Prove the debt Paid which if done the 
Plaintive must Pay Cost of sut but if Not don the verdit 
of the Cort stands in full forse 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and OVer- 
seres this 6 day of November in the yere of Our Lord 1678 
by his MaJestys Athority 

John Ellison Plaintive in an action of uupJust Molesta- 
tion against John Smith bleu defendant 

The Plaintive humbly decleres to this honored Cort that 
he is damnified to the Valu of 3 Pounds by being unjustly 
forced from his OCations as He shall make apere 

This action is Eefered till Next Cort upon ye defendants 
Request 

Page 270. 

May y'e 25 1681 A Record of Richard Stites his Marke 
he giveth 



332 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

The mark y't Eichard Stites of West berry in the bounds 
of Hempsted giveth is one half penny Under each eare with 
a Slitt on the top of the near eare 

P me Edw Feench. 

In the Cease depending betwen John smith Plaintive and 
Robert Williams defendant The Cort finds for the Plain- 
tive and orders that ye defendant shall give satisfaction to 
ye Plaintive in a publick asemly Ether in wrighting or els 
by word of mouth for his ill languidgh : and Conserning the 
touls is John smith Juner will take his oth that he Never 
sould nor trucked them touls with Nor two Robert Williams 
Nether direcktly Nor indireoktly then the touls shall Return 
to John smith Other ways the touls shall Remain to Robert 
Williams and the defendant Pay Cost of sut 

Nathaniell PeaesXll Clar 

Page 271. 

Att A Courtt held in hempstead by his Magistys authory- 
ty May the 7th 1679 by the Justis Cunstable and overseers 
itt is by the authoryty of the Courtt abovesayd ordred 
thatt no man shall seach or post the Records or Caus the 
Clarck to Serch the records with outt paying to the Clark 
twellf pence 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Justisis and Cun - 
stable and overseres the ninth day of Agust in the yere of 
our Lord 1678 by his MaJestys a thoryty. 

John Smith Plaintive in an acttion of trespas against 
Robert Williames defendant. 

the Plaintive decleres to this Cort that the defendant hath 
wrongfully taken sume toulls out of my hous as a Peaire of 
Pinshers and sume alls and sume lather allso he hath 
wronged him in his work 

The testimony of William Jeoocks- testifis that he herd 
Robert Williams say that them that he had hids of should 
have Good shous but them that have shous of John smith 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 333 

should take them as thay fall an further saith Not this was 
not sworn. 

The testimony of John Jackson testifis that he being at 
John Smiths Robert Williams Cum for his lether an John 
smith feched half an ox hide an half a steres hid of lether 
and Robert said he had Rather have half a Cows hid in 
Place of the sters and John smith went and fetched half a 
Cows hid and tendered them to Robert Williams allso he 
fetched a pese of lether more for sume that was gon of one 
of the bids an further saith Not 

Thomas fese testifies the seame that is above writeu these 
testimonys was sworn in Cort 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clar 

Page 272. 

The testimony of Jonathan Pine testifis that Bobert Wil- 
liames Cume to John smith and asked John smith for his 
Lether and Smith tould Robert he should Clere him from 
osburn and then he should have the lether or els he should 
have none ther 

In the Cease depending betwen Robert Williames Plain- 
tive and John smith defendant the Cort finds for the Plain- 
tive and orders that the defendant shall deliver to the 
Plaintive : two half bids of lether acording to there agree- 
ment an to deliver the lether forth with upon demand an 
the defendant to Pay Cost of sute 

Page 273. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Magestrates this — 
day of March in the yere of our Lord 1673-4 Thomas Willit 
Plaintive Minna Johanas defendant the Plaintive Enters an 
action of debt against the defendant In the Ceas depending 
betwen Thomas Willit Plaintive and Minna Johanas the 
Cort findes for the defendant as Consarning the half ox an 



334 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

further orders that the defendant shall Pay all the 
charges that hath bene expended by his Not Performing 
his Covenant an allso doth alow one shilling dameg to the 
Plaintive 

At the seame Cort Joseph Junnins Plaintive Enters an ac- 
tion of debt against John tredwell defendant the defendant 
Pleds he is not Provided to answer an so it is Refered 
till the next Cort 

at a Cort held in Hempsted by the scout and MaJes- 
trats the 5 of Aprell in the yeare of our Lord 1674 in the 
Ceas depending betwen Joseph Junius Plaintive and John 
tredwell defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive and also 
orders that the defendant shall Pay that mony of the Ee- 
niainer of the bill that is in differanc to the Plaintive in ten 
dayes with this Proviser that if when Rafe keler esteate is 
decided an this mony that is in diferance doth then fall to 
John tredwell Portion that then the said Joseph Junnins 
shall Repay the mony to John tredwell again without 
further troubell an that the defendant shall Pay all the 
Charges. 

At the seame Cort Abraham frost Plaintive Enters an ac- 
tion of the cease against Lowras mot defendant : in the 
Cease dej)ending betwen Abraham frost an Lowras Mott it 
is Refered till the next Cort which will be the first thirsday 
in May Next insuing an then both Plaintive an defendant 
must apere at the said Cort. 

Page 274. 

At the seame Cort Lowras Mott Plaintive Enters an action 
of the Cease against Joseph Junnins defendant in this Ceas 
depending betwen Lowras Mott an Joseph Junnins it is Re- 
fered til the next Cort May the 8 in this Cease depend- 
ing betwene Lowras Mott Plaintive an Joseph Junnins de- 
fendant in as much as thomas scidmore was expedited to 
be at this instant Cort held at Hempsted to answer this 
Cease in the behalf of Joseph Junnins : an doth not apear 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 3S5 

therefore it is Eefered till the Next Cort which will be the 
first thirsday in June an then Joseph Junnins is ingeageed 
to answer the Cease June the 7 1674 In the Cease de- 
pending betwen Lowras mott Plaintive an Joseph Ginnins 
defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive an orders that the 
defendant shall Return the best that is in difiranc to the 
Plaintive upon demand with twenty shillings damage an all 
Coust of sute an in Cease the defendant refuse to deliver 
the best an the damag an Charges that then there shall be 
an Exeution granted 

Page 275. 

At "a Cort Held in Hempsted by the MaJestrates this 7 
day of June in the yeare 1674 Eobert Jackson Enters an 
action of debt against Peter Peterson by vartu of a warrant 
bearing deate the 22 day of may 

at a Cort Held in Hemptid by the Magistratt this 12 day 
of Juen 1674 Thomas cidmore plantife in an ackson of the 
case aganst loras moott defendant In the Cease depending 
betwene thomas scidmore plaintive an Lowras mott de- 
fendant in as much as thomas scidmore was bound to apeare 
at the Cort an prosecute against Lowras Mott an doth nott 
appeare the Cort doth therefore grant an onsute to Lowras 
Mott with tenn shillings damag an all Coust of sute 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the maJestrates the 5 day 
of July in the yeare of our Lord 1674 Jeames mott Enters 
an action of the Cease againts Jonathan smith by vartu of 
a warrant bearing : deat the 3 day of July 

In this Cease betwen Jeames mott Plaintive and Jonathan 
smith defendant it is Eefered till the next monthly Cort an 
then both Plaintive an defendant is to apeare at the said 
Cort an to bring theire witnisis and Jonathan smith is to 
fech up the meare that is in diiferanc an bring her to the 
Cort 

Page 276. 

At a Cort Held In Hempsted by the Cunstable an Over- 
seres this 3 day of febrewary in the yeare of our Lord 1674 



336 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

by his maJestyes athority John Junnins Pla. Eichard 
tottun defen. The Plaintive Enters an action of dfefemation 
against the defendant and declears that he is damnified to 
the Valu of five Pounds 

The testimony of John smith Eock Juner this deponant 
testifis that he herd Eichard tottun say that he herd John 
Junnins should say there vi^as but thre or foure ownnist 
vi^immin in the tovs^nd an further saith not Daniell Bedell 
testyfis the seame 

The testimony of Jeames stell this deponant testyfis that 
he an John Junnins was Eiding to the North side together 
an John Junnins did Cummend Jeames for Eiding by an 
would not take notis of him when he was in the stocks then 
Jeames stell tould John Junnins that he thought he had de- 
graded sume of the townd in saying there was but three or 
foure ownnist wimmin in the townd but John Junnins denyed 
it then Jeames said do not deny it for I think it will be 
Proufed to your fease then John Junnins said it is trew 
frend I did say that there was but thre or foure ownist 
wimmin in the townd and further saith not : 

these testimonys were sworn in Cort. 

In the foregoing Cease the Corfc finds for the defendant : 
an Orders that the Plaintive shall Pay all the Charges an 
sixpence damage. 

Page 277. 

At the seame Cort Eichard stits Plaintive Minna Johan 
defendant the Plaintive Enters an action of debt against 
the defendant and decleares how that the defendant is in- 
debted to him for part of a hors that he bought of him 
also he decleares that he hath A Eested a swine of the de- 
fendants an he doth desire to have it Now to prove his 
debt produses two witnisis as foloet 

The testimony of Peter Johnson this deponant testifis 
that minna Johanas and Eichard stits mead a bargin a bot 
a hors that is to say'Eichard stits souJ.d a hors to minna an 
then stits owed to minna a small debt an the bargin was 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 337 

that the debt should be discounted an minna should Pay to 
Eichard stits three Pound an further saith not Joseph Jun- 
nins testifis the seame that is here above ^ratten these tes- 
timonys eare taken in Cort 

The Cort haveing herd the plaintive an his witnissis an 
Considered thereof thay Alow him his debt with all Cost of 
sut Provided that when mina doth Cume that then it doth 
not apere that nether the hole nor a part of it be paid also 
thay order the swine that was ateached to be prised an the 
Plaintive to have hur so 

Nathaniell Peaksall 

Clarck. 
Page 278. 

At a Cort held In Hempsted the 8 day of march in the 
yeare of our Lord 1674 by his MaJestyes a thoryty 

John bedell Plaintive William wieare defendan the 
Plaintive Enters an action of debt against the defendant an 
decleares that the defendant is indebted to him for a bridill 
that he borrowed of him an to proufe it Produseth two 
witnisis as foloweth 

The testimony of John Junnins this deponant testifis that 
he was one day at Robert bedels an there he herd John 
bedell an William wieare a talkin about a bridill an wieare 
did owne that borrowed a bridill of John bedell an that he 
did now owe a bridill to John bedell an further saith not 

The testimony of Richard Ellison this deponant testifis 
that he herd william wieare owne that he owed John bedell 
a bridill an further saith not these testimonys eare taken in 
Cort 

In the Cease depending betwen John bedell Plaintive an 
william wieare defen. the Cort finds for the Plaintive an 
orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintive as good 
a bridill as that which he borrowed of him or els three 
shillings an all Charges 

Nathaniell Pearsalle 
Clarck. 



660 hempstead town records. 

Page 279. 

At the seame Gort Jeames stell Plaintive in an action of 
debt against thomas terre defendant and deCleres how that the 
defendant is indebted to him for going to the northsid an to 
the south for him an was ordered by Mr. terre to have his 
pay of John smith Now John smitli did Refus to xaay the 
Plaintive acording to order therfore the Plaintive did arest 
this mony in John smith hands an doth desire the Cort to 
Consider it an to award him his debt Now to prove his 
debt he Produseth witnis as foloweth. 

The testimony of thomas Ellison this deponant testifis 
that thomas terre did implow Jeames stell to go to the North 
sid an to the half neck estward at the south about sume 
bisnis with stits and Mr terre gave order that Jeames stell 
should have his pay of John smith an John smith did 
Promis to pay him an further saith not 

The testimony of martha Ellison this deponant testifies 
that Mr thomas terre did Imploy Jeames stell to go to the 
North sid to stitsis an he was to have half a bushell of 
whete for his Voiage an the Next day he sent him to the 
half Neck Estward an he was to have Resonable satisfac- 
tion for his Pains an further saith not. 

The testimony of John Ellison this deponant testifis that 
Mr tere did imploy Jeames stell to go to south out Estward 
an Mr tere did Ingeage him Resonable satisfaction for his 

Page 280. 

Voiage an the next day When Jeames Cume home againe 
his meare was sick so Jeames was in heast one way an Mr 
tere another so there Reconing was not mead up then then 
Mr tere went to Mr Jacksons an I went with him an as thay 
weare there Mr tere said it : May be Jeames stell will thinck 
much because I have not Paid him then Mr tere Prayed me 
to bid John smith Pay him for he said he had whete du 
there an I did specke to John smith an he asked me how 
much an I tould him I know not but I tould him the worck 
he did an further saith not 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 339 

In the foregoing Cease the Cort finds for the Plaintive 
an orders that the Plaintive shall have his debt an all 
Charges out of the defendants esteat an all the mony of the 
defendants that is in John smith hands the Plaintive is to 
have so far as it will go 

Nathaniell Peaesale 

Clarck. 
Page 281. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable an Over- 
seres this 7 day of Eaperell in the yeare of Our Lord 1675 
by his MaJestyes athority John Junnins Plaintive in an ac- 
tion of the Cease against Jeames Pine defendant the Plain- 
tive deCleares to the Cort that the defendant hath wronged 
him in Eeporting that he had spoke sum slandros words 
against Mr Jackson which he did Not speke as he saith 

The testimony of John Marshall this deponant testifis 
that upon sum disCors that he had with John Junnins that 
Junnins said there was two things that Caused him to be set 
in the stocks first for giving of Mr Jackson a hint of being 
in drinck by saying he tould him of the aCount but he was 
Not Capable of hering of it or answering to it before he 
Cum home an that he delt injuriously with him about the 
aCount of Charges an that Mr Jackson mead the aCount 
himself the Governor had tould Junnins he would have sum 
of the Charges taken of an so would have him Eosert to 
him Neamly the Govern er 

In as much as John Junnins Plaintive hath Entered an 
action of the Cease against Jeames Pine defendant an 
proves Nothing the Cort therefore upon Request of the de- 
fendant doth ousut the Plaintive an awards him to pay all 
Charges 

Nathaniell Pearsale Clar. 

Page 282. 

At the seame Cort John Ellison Plaintive in an action of 
debt against Mathew bedell defendant the Plaintive de- 
Cleares to the Cort that he lent a lode of hay to the de- 



340 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

fendant the begining of last winter an the defendant did 
ingeage to deliver agood lode of salt hay to the Plaintive at 
home at his hous in the townd when he wanted it which hay 
is not paid the defendant ones the debt 

In the foregoing Cease the Cort finds for the Plaintive an 
orders that the defendant shall deliver a good lode of salt 
hay to the Plaintive at his home in a weeke time an pay all 
Charges 

Nathaniell Peaesalle Clarek. 

At the seame Cort Henery boman Plaintive in an action 
of the Cease against Robert bedell defendant the Plaintive 
deCleares to the Cort that the defendant is indebted to him 
for Cowkeping which debt the defendant ones 

In the foregoing Cease the Cort finds for the Plaintive an 
Orders that the defendant shall Pay to the plaintive the 
Remainer of the mony that is yet unpaid for 6 Cows aCord- 
ing to the Heat an all Charges 

Nathaniell Peaesalle Clarek 

At the seame Cort Henery Boman Plaintive in an action of 
the Cease against Mordica bodian defendant 

Page 283. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable an Over- 
seres this 5 day of May in the yeare of our Lord 1675 by his 
MaJestys athority 

Thomas Ellison Plaintive in an action of debt against 
Robert bedell defendant the Plaintive declered to the Cort 
that the defendant is indebted to him for keping a Cumpany 
of Cattell 3 or 4 days an was to have by bargin 3 shillings a 
day for keping of them 

The testimony of John Marshall taken in Cort deponant 
testifis that he was at thomas Ellisons Last winter on a 
thirsday, and he heard agrement mead betwen Robert 
bedell an thomas Ellison about mat bedells Cattell an 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 341 

thomas Ellison was to kepe the Cattell an to have 3 shil- 
lings a day for keping of them an thomas Ellison said he 
meted the Cattell the day before an Robert bedell said he 
should have his pay without troubell if mat would Not pay 
it he would and further saith not 

In the foregoing Cease the Cort finds for the Plaintive an 
orders that the defendant shall pay to the Plaintive 3 shil- 
lings a day for keping the Cattell aCording to their agre- 
ment an that he shall pay for 4 days which is 12 shillings 
an all Charges 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 

Page 284. 

July y'e : 11 : 1681 The Esteate of Thomas fese sould at 
an out Crye by : order of Edward Higbe : administrator of 
the said Esteate 

1 there was sould to Jonathan smith nan twenty Akers 
of land that lys on the North sid Nere to Edward titusis : 
for 11.04.0 

2 There was sould unto william Creed of Jemeca : one 
meare and hur increase for 03.00.0 

3 There was sould unto mathew bedell two Cows and 
theaire increase for 06.12.0 

4 There was sould unto thomas Rushmore one Cow and 
hur increase for 04.08.0 

At the seame time all these above mentioned did Each of 
them Pase theire bill to Edward Higbe : for the Payment 
of the mony 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clar. 

Page 285. 

At a Jenerall townd meting Held in Hempsted the sev- 
enth day of July in the yeare 1681 Nathaniell Pearsall was 
Chosen townd Clark by the maJer Vote of the townd 

At the foregoing townd meting there was a small Parsell 
of lime sould to John Jackson at a Vandu for five shillings 
an four Pence 



342 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

At the foregoing townd meting simon sirring Avas Chosen 
by the maJer Vote of the townd to Go to Thomas Hixis to 
feoh what Eightings were there belonging to the townd 

Nathaniell Pears all Clark. 

Page 286, 

At the seame Cort Mathew bedell Plaintive in an action 
of debt against thomas Ellison defendant the Plaintive de- 
Cleares to the Cort that the defendant is indebted to him 
for 2 days worke in harvist the defendant ones the plaintive 
worcked part of 2 days. 

In the foregoing Cease the Cort finds for the plaintive an 
orders that the defendant shall pay to the Plaintive 7 shil- 
lings for two days worck an all Charges 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable an Over- 
seres this second day of June in the yeare of our Lord 1675 
by his MaJestys athority 

Daniell Bedell Plaintive John Junnins defendant the 
Plaintive Enters an action of debt against the defendant 
an deCleares that the defendant is indebted to him for a 
sow which he bought of him an was by bargen to give three 
an twenty shillings for the sow which mony is not yet paid 

Page 287. 

At the seame Cort John Junnins Plaintive in an action 
of debt against Mathew bedell defendant the Plain tive de- 
Cleares to the Cort that the defendant is indebted to him 
for a New Cart an wheles for which he Avas to have three 
pounds to be paid to him when the Cart and wheles was 
mead but is Not yet Paid 

The testimony of Eobert bedell this deponant testifis that 
he herd an agrement Mead betwen John Junnins and his 
soone Mathew about a Cart au whels which John Junnins 
had mead and John Junnins was to pine the earebred an 
then Mathew bedell did Ingeage to pay the three pound to 
John Junnins and further saith Not 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN liECOKDS. 343 

Mr Jacksoii testifis the seame thats here above written 
In the Cease depending betwen John Junnins Plaintive 
an Mathew bedell defendant the Cort haveing herd both 
plaintive and defendant an there witnissis an Considered 
thereof the Cort orders thus that Junnins shall finnish the 
worek about the Cart aCording to the last agrement mead 
before Mr Jackson an Eobert bedell an then Mathew be- 
dell shall pay three pounds to Junnins aCording to agre- 
ment an Junnins shall pay all Charges 

Nathaniell Peaesall 
Clarck. 

At the seame Cort Henery Boman Plaintive in an action 
of debt against Cornelus Mott defendant the Plaintive de- 
cleares to the Cort that the defendant is indebted to him 
upon a Count to the Value of 

Page 288. 

At a Coit held in Hempsted by the C unstable an Over- 
seres this 6 day of July in the yeare of our Lord 1675 by 
his MaJesfcyes athority Robert Jackson Plaintive John 
Junnins defendant the Plaintive Enters an action of the 
Case against the defendant 

the Plaintive decleares that the defendant is indebted to 
him by bill 18 shillings or there about an 14 lode of wood 
on another acount an to prove it produsis two witnissis as 
foloweth 

the testimony of Robert bedell this deponant testifis that 
he herd John Junnins say he must Cut Mr Jackson sum 
wood an severall days John Junnins Cum to his house an 
was tlier gret part of the day with an ax an further saith 
not 

The testimony of John bedell this deponant testifis that 
one day he went to Mill an John Junnins was then at beatses 
an betty bedell said an when John bedell Cume from the 
mill he went to william thickstoues an Junnins was there 



344 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

with an ax an John bedell asked him what he was goin to 
dwo and he said to Ctit wood for Mr Jackson an further 
saith Not 

In the foregoing Cease the Cort sese Case to throw it out 
of the Cort 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clark. 

Page 289. 

At the seame Cort Robert Jackson Plaintive in an action 
of debt against John Junnins defendant the Plaintive de- 
Cleares that the defendant is in debted to him 5 shilling.s 
for a weeks diat an 5 shillings for a teme one day the de- 
fendant ones it 

In the foregoing Ceas the Cort finds for the Plaintive an 

Orders that the defendant shall pay five shillings for the 

weeks diat an thre an six pence for his teme one day an 

pay Cost of sut 

Nathaniell Pearsale Clarck. 

At the seame Cort Samuell Cumstock Plaintive in an ac- 
tion of debt agains John Junnins defendant the plaintive 
deCleres that the defendant is indebted to him the Cuting of 
8 lode of wood which is oned In the foregoing Cease the 
Cort finds for the Plaintive an orders that the defendant 
shall Cut the eight lode of wood within three days time at 
the please agreed on an show it to samuell Cumstock or his 
Order an pay Cost of sut 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clark. 

At the seame Cort Elias douty Plaintive in an action of 
debt against John store defendant the Plaintive deCleres 
that the defendant is indebted to him 20 bushells of whete 
upon account of a bill which bill is owned 

In the foregoing Cease the Cort finds for the Plaintive aa 
Orders that the defendant shall satisfi the bill within three 
weeks time an pay Cost of sut 

Nathaniell Pearsale 
Clarck, 



hempstead town becoeds. 345 

Page 290. 

At the seame Cort John Semaus Plaintive in an action of 
debt against wilham wire defendant the Plaintive deCleres 
that the defendant is indebted to him 300 weight of tobaco 
by bill which was to be deliver at yorck in Cask almost 2 
yere ago which is Not yet paid. 

In this foregoing Cease the Cort finds for the plaintive an 
Orders that the defendant shall satisfy the bill within three 
weeks time an ten shillings dameage an all Cost of sute 

Nathaniell Peaksale 

Clarck. 

At the seame Cort Jeames pine Plaintive in an action of 
the Cease against William Osbun defendant 

In this Cease the Cort sese Case Not to take Cocknisance 
of it but dwo Cast it out. 

Page 291. 

At the seame Cort Adam' Mott Plaintive in an action of 
debt against Peter Johnson scule defendant this action is 
Eefered till Next Cort 

Hempsted febrewary the second 1675 In the Cease de- 
pending betwen Adam Mott P and Peter Jon son defendant 
the Cort finds for the Plaintive and orders that the defend- 
ant shall satisfy the bill betwen this and the first of march 
next insuing the deat hereof or els there shall be excicution 
granted to sese on his esteate to satisfy it 

Nathaniell Peabsall Clar. 

At the seame Cort Cornelus Mott Plaintive in an action 
of debt against thomas Jones defendant 
This Case is aJerned till the Next Cort. 
Page 292. 

July the: 6: 1675. The testimony of Mathew bedell 
given in the Case depending betwen Eobert Jackson an John 
Junnins this deponant testifis that he was one day in 



346 . HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Gorgeis lot a wediug an John Junnins Cume to the fence 
to him about nine, or ten aClock an smoked it with him an 
Junnins said he was agoing to Cut wood for Mr Jackson an 
a while after Mathew bedell went to John smiths an Junnins 
was there a smokin of it an from thence Junnins went to 
thickstones an from thence to bedells an from thence to 
beatsis an from thence home againe an further saith not 

When this testimony was given the Cunstable asked 
Mathew bedell how he knew it to be trew then he said he 
was tould so by others then it was dislicked of an No use 
mead of it 

Nathaniell Peabsale 
Clarck. 
Page 293. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable an Over- 
seres this 5 day of Jenewary in the yeare of our Lord 1675 
by his MaJestys athority Cornelus Mott Plaintive in an ac- 
tion of the Cease against Timothy hallsted defendant 

The Plaintive decleares to this Honored Cort that he 
Planted a small Crop of tobaco on the defendants Land an 
he was to have half the tobaco for his paines as he saith an 
allso the plaintive decleres that the defendant did damnifi 
him in sum Corne that he had grew on the defendants Land 
also the Plaintive decleres that he gott two hundred Eaills 
for the defendant for which he was never yett Paid so he is 
damnified to the value of 20 shillings an to prove it pro- 
dusis witnis as foloweth. 

The testimony of Eichard stits this deponant testifis that 
he being at timothy hallsteds Last suiner he herd Timothy 
say that the tobaco was betweu Cornelus mot and him 
then he asked timothy what quantity of tobaco ther was 
then he said he thought about a hogsed further saith uott 

The testimony of goody Champin this deponant testifis 
that last sumer she was at timothy Hallsteds and she asked 
timothys wif for sums tobaco an she bid her go into the 
hofell an gett sume an she went and Gott sume tobaco an 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOUDS. 347 

when she Cume into the hous agaiiie she a«]ied timothys 
wife hose tobaco that was an she said it was betwen Cor- 
nelus an them an further saith nott 

Page 294. 

The testimony of John tredwell this depouant testifis that 
last sumer Abraham smith and he had siime diacors Con- 
sarning tobaco that Cornelus was a weeding of an Abraham 
smith said the tobaco was betwen timothy and Cornelus and 
further saith Nott 

The testimony of thomas fese this deponant testifis that 
he had sum discors with timothy halsted about tobaco an 
he tould timothy that he had a good Crop of tobaco : an tim- 
othy said No he had not then thomas fese asked Timothy 
what he thought there was an timothy said he thought about 
a hogsed betwene Cornelus an he besid smokin tobaco an 
further saith not 

The testimony of thomas Irland this deponant testifis 
that he being in the feld with timothy halsted he tould tim- 
othy that he had brave tobaco and timothy said al : he hoped 
there would be a hogsed betwen Cornelus an him an further 
saith nott 

The testimony of william wiar this deponant testifis that 
he had sume discors with timothy Halsted about sume to- 
baco that Grew in timothys Lott and timothy tould him 
the tobaco was betwen Cornelus an him an further saith 
Nott 

In the Cease depending betwen Cornelus Mott and Tim- 
othy Halsted defendant the Cort finds for y'e Plaintive and 
awards the defendant to Pay to the plaintive one hun- 
dred pound of tobaco that is to say the good with the bad 
as it was mead up aa allso the defendant is to pay to the 
plaintive two bushells of Corn for the dameage that was 
dun him in his Corn and pay Cost of sute 

Nathaniell Peabsall Clarck. 



348 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 295. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Justtis and Cunstable 
and Overseres this second day of febrewary in the yeare of 
our Lord : 1675- 6 by his MaJestys athority 

Cristofir yemans Plaintive in an action of the Ceas against 
Micall Clarck defendant 

The Plaintive decleares to the honored Cort that the de- 
fendant is indebted to him upon a Count to the Valu of 
2. 10. or there a bout which will be the 1 wensday in march 

This Cease is Eefered till the next Cort and then both 
plaintive and defendant is to apere at the said Cort 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Justis Cunstable and 
Overseres this first day of March in the yeare of our Lord 
1675-6 by his MaJestys athority John Sirring Plaintive: 
Thomas Eushmore defendant the Plaintive Enters an action 
of the Cease against the defendant 

The P declers to this Honored Cort that he hath done sume 
leabour for the defendant as tending sume Cattell and hogs 
an for Plowing sume Land an for burning medow an for two 
shillings for sume Coles an to prove it Produsis wittissis as 
foloweth 

The testimony of Josias star this deponant testifis that 
he drove Plow an harrow for John sirring four days an a 
half in thomas Eushmors Lott upon Thomas Eushmors 
acount an further saith nott 

Page 296. 

The testimony of John Marvin this deponant testifis that 
he saw John sirrings oxen a plowing in Thomas Eushmors 
Lott an Ether John sirring or his father with them that 
spring that Thomas Eushmore was att meriland an allso he 
saw John sirring Give Thomas Eushmors Cattell mete and 
further saith nott 

The testimony of Daniell Pearsall this deponant testifis 
that he saw John sirring Give Thomas Eushmores Cattell 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEC0KU8. 349 

mete sever all times that winter that Thomas Eushmore was 
att Meriland an further saith Nott 

The Plaintive allso Give his oth to his acount 
In the Ceas depending betwen John sirring P and Thomas 
Eushmore defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive an 
orders that the defendant : shall Pay to the Plaintive two 
pound seven shillings which is the sume of acount that the 
Plaintive Gave oth two and pay Cost of sute. 

Page 297. 

At the seame Cort Thomas Eushmore Plaintive in an 
action of the Ceas against John sirring defendant 

The Plaintive decleares to this Honored Cort that he Lent 
to the defendant a hayhuck : an allso the defendant had an 
Erthen platter of the Plaintives in his Poseshon an the de- 
fendant Eefused to deliver them when thay was demanded 
as the Plaintive saith. 

In the Cease depending betwen Thomas Eushmore Plain- 
tive an John sirring defendant the Cort finds for the Plain- 
tive an orders that the Plaintive shall have his hay huck an 
Erthen Platter again an that the defendant shall pay Cost 
of sut 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and Over- 
seres this 5 day of Eaperell in the yeare of our Lord 1676 
by his MaJestys Athority 

Samuell Denton Plaintive : John Oke defendant 

The Plaintive Enters an ACtion of debt against the de- 
fendant 

The Plaintive declears to this honored Cort that the 
defendant Is indebted to him five gallons an one quart an 
two muches of Eume and to Prove it Produsis witnisis as 
foloweth 

The testimony of timothy halsted this deponant testifis 
that he was at Samuell dentons an John Oke was there an 
then Samuell denton delivered an ox to John Oke that he 
had sould him for Eume and he herd John Oke say he was 



350 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

to Give samuell denton 3 anckers an a half of Rume for 
the ox an further saith Nott 

Page 298. 

The testimony of Abraham Smith this deponant testifis 
that lie herd John Oke say he was to give Samuell denton 
three anckers an a half of Rume for an ox that he bought 
of him further he testifis that he herd John Oke one that 
the Caske that Samuell denton had the Rume in did hould 
but twenty nine Gallons an sume od meshur but John Oke 
say he would pay the Remainer spedily an further saith 
nott 

In the Geas depending betwen Samuell denton Plaintive 
and John Oke defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive an 
orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintive the 
Remainer of the Rume that is yet on paid an Pay all 
Charges 

Nathaniell Pearsall 

Clarck 

Memorandum 

The Mony of John Okes that samuell denton aRested 
that is in Joseph Pettets hands doth Remain under aRest 
till the next Cort an if John Oke doth Nott satisfi the debt 
before the Next Cort then it Must be satisfied with the mony 
aRested and with the Charges so far as it will go 

Simon Sarring 
Robert Jackson 

Page 299. 

At a Cort held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and Over- 
seres this first day of November in the yeare of our Lord 
1676 by his maJestys Athority 

Nicklis clemeire of New Yourck Plaintive in an action of 
debt against Peter simson of bruckland on Long Hand de- 
fendant 

The Plaintive decleares to this honored Cort that the de- 
fendant is indebted to him to the Valu of 225 gillders warn- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 351 

pum Pay an to prove it Produsis a bill sined by the said 
william simson : an wittnised : by two witnissis wherein the 
said simson ones the debt 

The Plaintive Now haveiug ateached a hors of the defend- 
ants an Now being forced to make his Redres to this Cort 
humbly desiring that they would Consider him an to award 
him the said hors aCording to law 

In this Cease betwen Nicklis demeire Plaintive and Peter : 
simson defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive an Orders 
that the Plaintive shall have the hors that he hath ateached 
an that he shall be' Prised by two men Chosen by the Cort 
and that the defendant shall Pay Cost of sute 

this above mentioned hors is aPrised at 100 gillders an is 
delivered to Mr demayors agent by order of Cort 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 
Page 300. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Justis Cunstable and 
Oversers this 3 day of Jenewary in the yeare of our Lord 
1676-7 by his MaJestys athority 

Richard Chew Plaintive in an action of the Cease against 
Joseph Junnins defendant 

The Plaintive decleares to this honored Cort that the de- 
fendant being a wever as he saith did undertake to weave a 
Pece of Cloth for me and he did worpe the yarne and weve 
a part of it and then Cut it out of the Lume so my yarne 
was spoilled and I am Very much damnifyed by Keson of my 
yarne being spoilled and to Prove it Produsis witnis as fol- 
oweth 

The defendant oneeth the Charge 

In the Cease depending betwen Richard Chew Plaintive 
and Joseph Juanins defendant the Cort finds for the Plain- 
tive and orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintive 
foure pounds of good strong linin yarne sisable as his owne 
was fit for worp to be Paid within 14 days and Pay Cost of 

sut 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 



352 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Kiobard stites was summaased for a wjfcnis. 
Page 301. 

At the seame Cort Jonathan smith Plaintive in an aCtion 
of debt against John spenser of yourck defendant 

The Plaintive humbly declres to this honored Cort that 
the defendant is indebted to him one ancker of Eume which 
should have bene Paid 5 months ago or there about which 
drinck was Never yet Paid and to Prove it Produsis witnis 
as foloweth 

for which debt the Plaintive hath ateached a Cow of the 
defendants : an humbly desires Judgment of Cort for the best 

The testimony of Adam Mott this deponant testifis that 
he herd John spencer say he owed Jonathan smith one 
ancker of Rume Jonathan smith testiiis the seame 

In the Cease depending betwene Jonathan smith plain- 
tive and John spenser defendant the Cort : finds for the 
Plaintive and orders that if the defendant doth Not Pay the 
debt within 14 days : time the Cow shall be sould at an out 
Cry or els Prised an delivered to the : Plaintive an the de- 
fendant Pay Cost of sute 

Nathajstiell Pearsall Clarck. 

Page 302. 

At the seame Cort Cornelus Mott Plaintive in an action 
of trespas upon the Cease against Thomas Jones of Madnans 
Neck defendant 

The Plaintive decleres to this honored Cort that the de- 
fendant an he had sum diffirrance about 2 meres that the 
plaintive bought of him an haveing sum differrance about the 
paiment of the meres the defendant had the meres again 
afterwards there was agrement mead betwen the defendant 
and Mr Hix in the Plaintives behalf the agrement was that 
the defendant should Pay to the Plaintive three Pounds iii 
Cuntry Pay: an that was to be afuU Conclution of thire 
diferrance Mr Hix doth testify to the Cort that this was the 
agrement allso the Plaintive decleres that the defendant is 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 353 

indebted to him for worck dun aClering land to the Yalu of 
30 allso sume other days worck done for the defendant 

Page 303. 

In the foregoing Cease betwene Cornelus Mott Plaintive 
and Thomas Jones defendant The Cort finds for the 
Plaintive and Orders that the defendant shall Pay to the 
Plaintive nine shillings it being his du upon balance of 
aCounts au that the defendant shall pay Cost of sute this 
mony must be paid within 14 days 

Nathaniell Peaesall 
Clarck. 

At the Seame Cort Cornelus Mott Plaintive : in an ac- 
tion of debt against Thomas Jones of Madnans Neck de- 
fendant 

The Plaintive decleres to this honored Cort that he mead 
50 Rods of 5 rallied fence for the defendant : for which he 
was to have : 18 a Rod : which mony is Nott yet Paid and 
to Prove it Produsis witnis as foloweth 

The testimony of Thomas daniells taken in Cort decleres 
as foloweth : he saith that he helped Cornelus Mott Get a 
parsell of Posts and hoUe them and sharp a parsall of 
Raills but he did Nott help Cornelus get the Raills but 
Curnelus said he got all the Raills himself except about 
fifty that Thomas Jones got as Cornelus said : and he 
helped Cornelus set up about fifty Rods of fence for thomas. 
Jones 

this Cease is Refered till Next Cort and then what Raills 

Page 304. 

Thomas Jones Proves he Got that was Put in that fifty Rod 
of fence that Cornelus Meade he shall be alowed five shil- 
lings a hundred febrewary the : 7 : 1676-7 

In this foregoing Cease betwene Cornelus mot Plaintive 
and Thomas Jones defendant the Cort finds for the Plain- 



354 UEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

tive and orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plain- 
tive... ~ 3£. 12 s. 6d. 

in Currant pay it being his du upon balance of acounts an 
■that the defendant shall' pay all Charges that hath bene 
expended about this binis This mony : must be paid with- 
in : 14 days after the deate hereof 

Nathaniell Peaksall 

Clarck. 

At the seame Cort Rodger Pedly Plaintive in : an action 
of debt against Henery boman defendant 

In this Cease the Plaintive is nonsuted becase henery 
bomans home an being is not in this Riding a 

Page 305. 

At a townd Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cnnstable and 
overseers this 7 day of March in the yere of our Lord 1676-7 
by his majesty athority 

Nathaniell sprat Plaintive in an action of debt against 
John shepard defendant 

The Plaintive decleres to this Cort that the defendant is 

indebted to him to the Vain of 4 £. 14s. Od. 

for goods that the defendant hath bought of him : and to 
prove the debt : he brings his a Count to the Cort 

At a Cort Held in hempsted by tlie Cunstable and Over- 
seres this 8 day of march in the yere of our Lord 1676-7 
by his MaJestys athority 

Nathaniell sprat Plaintive John shepard : defendant the 
Plaintive Enters an action of debt against the defendant and 
deCleres to the Cort that the defendant is indebted to him 
the sume of 4=£. 14 s. Od. for a Parsell of Goods that the de- 
fendant bought of him : first one clocke : three pound : two 
bottells of Rume tenn yards of osenbrigs one hat which 
Goods was never yet Paid for 

The testimony of Joseph Sutton taken in Cort this de- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 355 

ponant testifys that he saw the above mentioned Goods de- 
livered to John shepard all of them 

John loeussons testifys that he knew that John shepard 
had Most of the above mentioned goods 

Page 306. 

In the Cease depending betwene Nathaniell sprat Plain- 
tive and John shepard defendant the Cort finds for the 
Plaintive and orders that he shall have his debt out of the 
Esteate of the defendant : that he hath ateached but the 
Esteate attached shall ly in the Cunstables hands till : 14 ; 
days after the Next Townd Cort and then if John shepard 
nor none in his behalf aperes to Pay the debt that then the 
Esteate atached shall be sould at an out Cry and satisfac- 
tion meade to the Plaintive so fare as that Part of the Es- 
teate will goe : and that the defendant shall pay all Nesesary 
Charges 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clar. 

At the seame Cort held in Hempsted the 8 day of March 
1676-7 

Joseph Sutton Plaintive John shepard defendant The 
Plaintive Enters an action of debt against the defend- 
ant The Plaintive declers to the Cort that the defendant is 
indebted to him the sum of sixtene shillings upon a Count : 
which a Count the Plaintive Gave his oth to it 

In the Cease depending betwen Joseph sutton Plaintive 
and John shepard defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive 
and orders that he shall have his debt out of the Esteats of 
John shepard that he hath ateached but the Esteate ateached 
shall ly in the Cunstables hands till 14 days after Next Cort 
and then if John shepard nor none in his behalf aperes to 
pay the debt that then the esteate ateached shall be sould 

Page 807. 
at an out Cry and sattisfaction meade to the Plaintive so 



356 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

fare : as that Parte of the Esteate will go an thatt the de- 
fendant shall Pay Cost of sute 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck. 

At a townd Cort held in hempsted by the Justis and 
Cunstable and Overseres this 4 day of Eaperell in the yerere 
of our Lord 1677 by his MaJestys athority 

John bedell Plaintive in an action of the Cease against 
Timothy Halsted and samuell denton defendants 

The Plaintive decleres to the Cort that he had about foure 
lode of hay in a stack on the haybridg neck and that y'e 
defendants set a fires y'e 6 of march at washborns neck 
being the Next Neck to it to so Cure thire owne hay and as 
the Plaintive Conseves that fire burned his hay 

This Cease is agreed betwen the Plaintive and defendant 
an the defendants is to Give 2 lods of fresh hay to the 
Plaintive the hay stands in a stack at washborns Neck : and 
Ech of them is to beare theire owne Charges 

Nathaniell Pearsall 
Clarck : 

Page 308. 

At the seame Cort Robert Hubs Plaintive Joseph sutton 
defendant the Plaintive Enters an action of debt against 
the defendant and decleres to this Cort that he is dmnyfyed 
to the Valu of 

At the same Corte Mr Nath : sprat enters an action of 
debt in the cas against Robert godfree defendant and de- 
cleres to the Cort that John shepard was indebted to him 
and shepard being Run away he found sume of shepards 
Esteate in Robert Godfres hands as a hors and sume wood 
which Esteate the Plaintive hath ateached and to prove his 
declaration Produsis witnis as foloweth 

the testimony of John Jackson this deponent testifys that 
about the first of febrewary last Robert Godfre Cume to 
his hous and inquired for John shepard for he said he was 
Run away : eight pound in his debt and Robert Godfre 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN REGOBDS. 357 

hired me to Go with him after shepard and when we Cume 
to huntington there we found him and Kobert and shepard 
had a gret dell of disscores together alone : and then Eob- 
ert Cume to me and I asked him what thay had done and 
Eobert said thay had agreed and : said he was : to have 
shepaids hors and some other things and further saith not 

In the Cease depending betwen Nathaniell sPrat Plain- 
tive and Eobert Godfre defendant the Cort having herd 
both Plaintive and defendant and theire witnisis thay order 
it thus that the plaintive shall have the hors that he ateached 
of John shepards in y'e defen. hands Eemiting one pound 
9 shillings that y'e defendant ingeage for John shepard to 
y'e Plaintive or Els the Plaintive : to have the one pound 9 
shillings an the defendant : have the hors : the Plaintive 
Chusis the hors 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clar. 
Page 309. 

At the seame Cort Joseph sutton Plaintive in an action of 
the Cease against Eobert Hubs defendant the Plaintive de- 
clers to the Cort that the defendant did once imply tim to 
Go after his daughter that was Eune away with thomas 
daniells and the Plaintive said he had a grete dele of work 
to dwo an the defendant said he would put a hand to work 
in his Please with that the Plaintive did Go after the maid : 
and ia his absence he suffered Gret damage : in sume of his 
swine for he found part of them ded : an damage in his 
other bisnis and to prove it produsis witnis as foloweth 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and over- 
seres the 3 day of July in the yere of oui; Lord 1677 by his 
MaJestys athority 

Eichard Gillderslive Plaintive : in : an action of debt 
agaiiistt Mathew bledell defendant the Plaintive decleres to 
this honored Cort that the defendant is in debted to him 
one bushell of whete for a sith he had of him and 3 bashell 
of whete for the hire of a lot of Medow : the one bushell of 



358 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

whete the defendant ownes : and y'e 3 bushells lie oned : 
du : if lie found the medow burned 

The testimony of John Smith Juner this deponant testili.s 
that he Met with Mathew bedell one time a Ciiming from 
the south last sumer and he asked Mathew bedell what he 
had been dwoing an he said a mowing oa Richard Gillder- 
slives lot at Cos Neck this was towards the latter end of 
mowing time. 

Page 310. 

In the Cease depending betwene Richard Gillderslive 
Plaintive and Mathew bedell defendant the Cort finds foi- 
the Plaintive and Orders that the defendant shall Pay to 
the Plaintive : one bushell of whete for the sith and three 
bushells of whete for the Medow : an the defendant shall 
Pay Cost of sute 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clarck 

August the first 1677 It is ordered by the Gunstable and 
overseres that No Parson that is Not Conserned : shall speke 
Nor make No dissturbance in the Cort upon the Penalty of 
ten shillings : fine or more if the Cort se Caus 

At the seame Cort John Jackson Plaintive in an action of 
the Ceas against Abraham smith defendant the Plaintive 
decleres to this Cort that the defendant hath taken up a 
hors of the Comons unjustly a hors of Jonathan Milsis : 
an to Prove it Produsis : witnis as foloweth 

The testimony of Adam Mott Juner this deponant testifis 
that a littell above two yeres ago : he and Joseph langdon 
Marked a Coult for Abell Geall with a half Peny and a Slit 
further : testifis that this hors Now in diferance is that which 
he Marked to the best of his knowledge 

The testimony of Joseph langdon this deponant testifis 
that allittell above two yeres ago he helped adam Mott Mark 
a Coult that he said was abell Gealls an they Gave it a half 
Peny and a slit further testifis that this hors now indifer- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 359 

ents is : that which he helped adam Mott Mark to the best 
of his knowledg 

Page 311. 

The testimony of BenJemeu semans this deponant testifis 
that alhnost two yeares ago he brought up a Meare of Isack 
Millsis that was formorly abell geals and there was a Coult 
of a yere an Vanteage ould Marked with a half Peny and a 
slit further testifis that this hors Now in diferranes is that 
which he brought up to the best of his knowlege 

The testimony of BenJemen seinans this deponant testifis 
that Isack Mills Gave John Jackson order to looke after his 
Jeads that Runs about hempsted bounds 

Richard Vallantin testilis the seame that is above written 

The testimony of Abraham smith this deponant testifis 
that allittell above three yeres ago he Marked a sorrelled 
Coult : with one whit fut for Mr Nobell with a half Peny and 
a slit further testifis that this hors Now in diference by Culler 
and Marks is that which he Marked to the best of his 
knoAvleg 

In the Cease depending betwen John Jackson Plaintive 
and Abraham smith : defendant the Cort orders that it shall 
be Eefered till Next Cort which will be the first wendsday 
in agust and then both Plaintive and : defendant is to apere 
at the said Corb without any More summons 

Page 312. 

The testiinony of Solomon Semans this deponant testihs 
that a bout 3 yeares ago he was at the seder swamp hed on 
the Est sid of hempsted harbar an there he saw a mear that 
is now Jonathan Millsis with a soreled Coult with her: and 
the Next winter folowing he saw the seame meare and the 
seame Coult on the west sid of the Est medow and further 
saithNoi 

At a Cort held in hempsted by the Cunstable and Over- 
seres this first of agust in the yere of our Lord 1677 by 



360 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

his MaJestys : athority Jonathan Mils Plaintive : in : an 
action of trespas upon the Ceas against William Noble de- 
fendant 

the Plaintive decleres to this Cort that the defendant hath 
taken up a hors of his of the Comons : and to prove it Pro- 
dusis witnis as is afore mentioned 

In the Cease depending betwene Jonathan Mils Plaintive 
and William Noble defendant the Cort finds for the defend- 
ant and orders the defendant shall have the hors : and that 
the Plaintive shall Pay Cost of sute 

Nathaniell Peabsall Clar. 

Page 313. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Justis and Cunstable 
and Overseres this 7 day of November In the Yeare of our 
Lord 1677 

By His MaJestys athoryty 

John Smith Plaintive in an action of TresPas upon the 
Cease against Jeames Pine Sener Jeames Pine Juner Sam- 
uell Pine and Nathaniell Pine defendants 

The Plaintive Humbly deCleres to this Honored Cort 
that the defendants hath Luged Cut and Cripled four or five 
of his swine that is about two yeres ould : two or three is 
mising from theire Cumpany an the Rest of them is sorly 
Meamed 

Therefore the Plaintive Humbly Requests that this Cort 
Would be Plesed to take his Cease : into theire Considera- 
tion an to award him Justis Acording to law and for them 
he shall Ever Pray. 

Page 314. 

At a Cort Held in hempsted by the Cunstable and Over- 
seres this second day of Jenewary in the yere of our Lord 
1677-8 by his MaJestys athority 

Joseph Pettet Plaintive in an action of debt against John 
Marshall defendant 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN nECORDS. 361 

The Plaintive deCleres to this Cort that the defendant is 
indebted to him one Cow of a Midling statur sownd and well 
to be delivered at or before the first of September last and 
to prove it produsis a bill witnised by two men under the 
defendants hand 

Page 315. 

This testimony of John Chue taken by y'e Justis of peace 

The testimony of John Chue this Deponant Doth af- 
firme that when wee went Downe to South there was a 
hors of Adam Motts and I said Adam Mott Gave me leve 
to take him up and wee Came up both to gether said Daniell 
Bedle I will take him up ses John Chue soe you may if you 
vnll and John Chue helpe mee to Cach the hors 

Att a Court held att Hempsted the 3 of July 1667 By the 
Justis of pece the Cunstable and overseres Daniell Beddle 
plaintive doth Enter An Action of y'e Case Against Adam 
Mott Defendant this Action Depending Betwene Daniell 
Bedle plaintive and Adam Mott Defendant is Eeiserved 
till y'e Next Court held att Hempsted 

July ye 3 1667 the testimony of Catthorin Liniugton the 
wife of hinery linington this dej)onant affirms that she 
herd blows severall times atid the boy Crie and beg into her 
owne house but shee did not see them : 

Page 316. 

Hempsted december 4 1667 

The Courtt having fformerly Ordered James Pine to stake 
outt a hie way of three rod wide In breath the which the 
aboues'd James Pine hatth perfformed and done a Cording 
to Order and by the assistance of Capt. John Seman John 
Smith Juner and Abraham Smith the a bove sayd hy way is 
to Com from suthards medow and to Com between the lands 
of Eichard Elloson lying upon Eaynors Neck and James 
pines fenced lands upon Sticklands neck the which hie way 
James Pine hath a rightt to now the grass that growith upon 
itt and his assines and no other man 



362 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

Hemsted may the 6 1668 

The testimony of Edword banbri this deponant testifis 
that he being at Mr elias doutis hous Mr Seman and Thomas 
Jons came to Mr. doutis hous and Mr douti and Thomas 
Jons agreed about thomas jonesis wife and Thomas Jons 
agreed to pay Mr douti twelve pound and Thomas was to 
com with me to mack Mr douti a bill acording as wee agreed 
for his wife Sara with Mr risden and farther saith not taoen 
in open cort before the Cunstable and overseers 

Page 317. 

At a Courtt held att Hempstead december 4 1667 by the 
Constable, and Overseers by his matis.athority and our Hon- 
erable governers apointment under his Boyall Highnes the 
duke of yorke 

James Till pUt. in an acttion of the Caus against William 
Osburne deft, the pit. being leaugaly Called for non apeer- 

ance is nonsuted and to pay the deft. Charge 00.02.0 

and the Charges of the Courtt. 

Hempsted At A Cort of Constable and overseers held 
this 22 : of May 1668 by his Maiestis athoriti and our 
honorable govenours apoyntment under his Royall hynesse 
the duck of York : Herman Steper of bushweck plaintive 
enters an action of the case Against Jeremiah wood of Hem- 
sted defendant 

Hemsted At A Cort of the Constable and oversears held 
this 4 of Agust 1668 by his mayistis athoriti and our hon- 
nowred goveners apountment under his ryal hines the duck 
of york Richard latten of oystarbay plaintive enters an ac- 
tion against Addam mot of Hemsted sener defendant an 
action of the case 

Hemsted September the 2 1668 At a cort of Constable 
and oversers by his magistis atariti and our honowred gov- 
erars apountment under his riall hynes the duck of york 
daniel bedle plaintive entars an action against Addam mot 
Juner an action of the Case 



hempstead town eecoeds. 363 

Page 318. 

Heinsted octobar the 7 AD 1668 At A Cort of Constable 
and overseers by his magetis atoriti and our honnowred 
goveners apointment under his rial hiues the dnck waiter 
tailer of Hemsted plaintive enters an action against Abra- 
ham Smith of the plac abovesaid defendant an action of 
dept 

Hemsted Desember the 2 AN 1668 at a cort of Constable 
and oversers by his mages atoriti and our honnored gover- 
nars apoyntment under his rayall hines the duck of york 
martha Rushmor the wife of Thomas Rushmor enters an 
action against John tredwell an action of the Case for abus- 
ing of har swin and resenable damages shall be thought 
met by the cort 

Hemsted desember the 2 A No 1668 at a cort of Constable 
and overseers by his magestis atoriti and our honnoued gov- 
enours apoyntment under his royall hines the duck of york 
Samuel alen plaintive enters an action against elesebath 
Hubs defendant an action of the case 

Hemsted September : the 8, 1669 : at A Cort of con- 
stable and overseers by his magistis atoriti and our Hon- 
oured Govenours Apoyntment under his Ryall Hyness the 
duck of yorck. George Hewlett plaintive enters an action 
against lawrence mott defendant an action of dept. 

Hemsted feberewari the 2 AN 1669 at a cort of Constable 
and overseers by his magestis Atoriti and our Honoured 
Govenours Apoyntment under his Riall bigness the duck of 
york Thomas seabhock of Hemsted plaintive enters an ac- 
tion against Cornelus mott of the same place defendant an 
action of dept. 

Page 319. 

Hemsted feberiwari the 2 1669 at a cort of constable and 
oversers whereas Thomas Seablock plaintive enters an action 
against Cornelus mott defendant an action of dept this cort 
finds for the plaintife that the defendant shall pay the bill 



364 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

that he gave to the plaintife and fiftenne shillinses dameg 
with just cost and charg of the sute. 

Hemsted feberiwari 2 1669 at a cort of constable and 
oversers by his magistis athoriti and our honnowrable Gove- 
nours apoyntment under his royall hines the duck of york 
James pin plaintive enters an action against John Eleson 
defendant an action of the case. 

Hemsted Aprel the 6 1670 at a toun cort of constable 
and overseers by his magistis athoriti and our honorable 
Governours apoyntment under his royall hynes the duck of 
york daniel bedle plaintive enters an action against Jeams 
stile defendant an action of the case 

Hemsted Aprel the 6 1670 At A cort of constable and 
overseers weareas daniel bedle plaintive enters an action 
against Jeames Still defendant an action of the case and 
whereas the plaintive have charged the defendant for spoyl- 
ing his siyth and cannot mack it aper therefor this cort sees 
just case to find for the defendant and that the plaintive 
shall pay twenty shilens with all cost and charg of the sut : 
six shilens to be payd to the defendant and foretenne shil- 
ens to the cort 

Hemsted the first of may 1670 At a cort of constable 
and overseers by his magistis atoriti and our Honnorab 
apoyntment under his Royall highness the duck of york 
Lowras mott plaintive enters an action against Thomas 
Jones defendant an action of dept 

Page 320. 

Hemsted the first of June 1670 at a cort of Constable 
and overseers by his magestis atority and our Honnour Gov- 
ener apoyntment under his Royall hiness the duck of york 
Thomas Rushmor plaintive enters an action against John 
Smith Juner defendant an action of the case 

Hemsted Juen the first 1670 where as Ensigne Thomas 
Rushmor plaintive Enters an action against John Smith 
Juner defendant an action of the case the case being such 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 365 

that the defendant mowing the plaintive inedow with out 
his leave or liberty as if owned by the defendant himself 
the plaintive making the medow apere to be his owne by a 
bill of sail therfore this cort sese just case to find for tlie 
plaintive that the defendant shall pay tenn shillens damege 
to the plaintive for mowing his medow without any leve of 
the plaintivess with all Cost and Charg of the sute. 

Hemsted July the 4th 1670 At a cort of constable and 
overseers by his magistis atoriti and our Honoured gov- 
enours apoyntment under his Eoyall hines the duke of york 
Joseph Genins plaintive enters an action against Robert 
bedle and his sonne daniel bedle defendants an action of 
defamation 

Hemsted July the 4th 1670 at a cort of constable and 
overseers by his magis atoriti and our Honnoured gove- 
nours apoyntment under his Eoyall hines the duck Captain 
John Seman plaintive enters an action against Joseph Gen- 
ens defendant an action of trespas upon the case 

Hemsted July the 4th 1670 at a cort of constable and 
overseers by his magistis atoriti and our Honoured Gove- 
nours apoynt ment under his royall hines the duck of york 
John Story of flosh'pn plaintive enters an action against 
John wood of Hemsted defendant an action of dept 

Hemsted July the 6th 1670 the complaint of John smith 
Juner against Georg baldin and his sonn Joseph baldin 

Page 321. 

Hemsted July the 6 1670 where as Joseph Jenens en- 
tred an action against Eobert Bedell Joseph Genins with dru 
his action and is to pay cost and charg of the sut 

Hemsted Aust the 3d 1670 at A Cort of Constable and 
ourseers by his magistis atoriti and our honoured Goven- 
ours apoyntment under his royall hinesse the duck of york 
Thomas hicks plaintive enters an action against daniel bedle 
defendant an action of the case. 



366 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

Hemsted Agust tlie 3d 1670. at a Cort constable and over 
seers by his magistis atority and oar honoured Govenours 
apoynt under his Biayall hiness the duck of york. Jeames 
pin plaintive enters an action against Abraham Smith de-' 
fendant an action of trespas 

At A Cort of Constable and overseers vphereas Jeams 
pine plaintive enters an action against Abraham Smith de- 
fendant this Cort Consaines that it is no title of land which 
is sued for and that the Hand of tres belong to them by 
varta of atoun order to be devided betwen them all acord- 
ing to the fenc which each of them macketh and if after 
ward it apere that abraham smith have trespased within 
Jeams pins line by reping or mowing of Jeames pins corne 
or hay then abraham smith shall pay all dameg and cost 
and charg of the sut : the line abov'sd' is to be understood 
that line that was agreed upon when Mr oDle was 
there 

Simon Sering and Edward Titus are apoynted by the 
Constable and overseers to viue the limits of the land in 
deferance abov'sd' be twen Jems pin and Abraham Smith 
and give in ther report to the Constable and overseers in 
convenant time. 

Page 323. 

At a tounde Cort held in hempsted by the Cunstable and 
overseares this : 7 : of Febrewary 1671 : 2: by his magestis 
a thoryty 

John hubs Plaintive : > the plaintive Enters an action of 

Nathaniell allin defen ) debt against the defendant the 
Cort haveing heard the declaration and Examined the wit- 
nises 

Joseph suten being sworne he testifieth that nathaniell 
alline was to give John Hubs ten shillings to boote betwne 
John hubses hors and Nathaniells Meare and if John Hubs 
did take uf) the meare then Nathaniell Allin was to give 
him ten shillings more and further I herd Nathaniell Aline 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 367 

say that he owed John Hubs twenty two shillings for befe 
he had of John Hubs further saith not 

Thomas daniells testifyeth the seame 

In this Cease depending betwene John Hubs and Nath- 
aniell the Cort finds for the plaintive and the Cort orders 
that the defendants hors which the plaintive hath a tached 
shall be prised by two indiferent men of the Corts 
apouyinting : the hors being prised the plaintive is willing 
to take him at the prise the Cort orders that the plaintive 
shall Eeturne the overpluch to the Cunstable an allso all 
the defendants tobaco which he hath in poseshon further 
the Cort ordars that the plaintive shall pay the Constable 
upon his own Charge for [going to the neck and ateaching 
the hors and tobaco 

further the Cort orders that John hubs shall Returne the 
tobacco an the Over pluch of the hors moni to the Cunstable 
ia ten days 

Page 324. 

At a townd Cort held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and 

overseres this 6 day of march in the yeare 1671-2 by his 

• MaJestis a thority Jonah f ordame Plaintive : John barker 

defendant : the Plaintive Enters an action of debt against 

the defendant 

In the Cease depending betwene Mr Jonah fordam and 
John barker the Cort finds for the Plaintive and orders that 
the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintive two hundred and 
twenty five gilders nine stivers in wampam or marchants 
goods aquivilent also the Cort orders that the defendants 
stere which the Plaintive hath ateached shall be prised by 
two indiferent men of the Corts apoynting : an the Plaintive 
shall have the stere to pay the defendants debt to the 
Plaintive so fare as it will go 

Page 325. 

At a tound Cort held in hempsted by the Cunstable and 
overseres this first day of May in the yeare 1672 by his 



368 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

MaJestis athority John Smith N Plaintiye : John Chew de- 
fendant : 

In the behalf of his son Jonathan the plaintive Enters an 
action of debt against the defendant 

In this Cease depending betwene John Smith nan and 
John Chew the plaintive having proved his debt by a bill 
that John Chew pased to Jonathan smith the Corte or- 
ders that the plaintive shall have his debt out of a bill 
which he hath ateached which Joshuaway Jacocks pased 
to John Chew the plaintives debt which John Chew owse 
him being 7 yards an a half of Cearsy an a peaire of wousted 
stokens and the bill which is ateached is 15 yards of sarge 

Page 326. 

At a tound Cort held at Hempsted by Cunstable and 
overseres this 3 day of July in the yeare of our Lorde 1672 
by his magestyes athority Mathew bedell Plaintive : Eich- 
ard Yallantin defendant : 

The Plaintive Enters an action of debt against the de- 
fendant 

Page 327. 

Hempstead May 7 1679 Itt is Ordred by the Cunstable 
and Overseers thatt there shall bee a ratte made fforth-with 
with Conveaiancy for the diffraying of the Towne debts. 

At the seame Cort Robert Williames shoumaker Plain- 
tive in an action of the Ceas against John Smith blew de- 
fendant 

The Plaintive declares to this Cort that he and the de- 
fendant did Cume to an agreement leatly Conserting sume 
differances that was betwen them and the defendant did in- 
geage to deliver two half hids of leather to the Plaintive on 
wensday last which letlier the defendant Refusis to deliver 

Page 328. 
and to prove it produsis witnis as f oloweth The Testimony of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KKCOBDS. 369 

Thomas Rushmore saith that to the best of his memory that 
John smith and Eobert Williams came to a finall a greement 
that he the abovesuid Jolm smith did accept of Jolm Ellison 
for sociirity for the Remaining thirtene poiind and the shous 
allredy arested to Remain to smith and a peaire or two of 
shous frome Robert to make up if any thing wanting upon 
the seven pound to be Paid to Osbu.rn and the said smith 
to deliver unto the above-said Robert the Next vi^ensday in- 
suing two half hids and Robert to Pay to smith one weeks 
diot and for sume buttons and sumthing to Jeames the 
tailler this to the best of my memory was the final agree- 
ment betwen John smith and Robert Williames 

The testimony of Mr Jonas fordham : testifies that John 
Ellison was to Give in bond to Clere John smith of the 
thirten Pounds that is yet behind on Osburn bond and 
what the shous that was a Rested Cume short of Paying the 
first seven Pounds Robert was to make up in shous and 
Robert was to Pay for a weeks diat and sume threed and 
John smith was to deliver two half hids of lether to Robert 
the Next wensday 

This agreement was mead the 17 of Eaperell in the yere 
1678 

Page 329. 

Right Hon Gov' according to y't order Concerning y'e 
Damage w'ch some of Rockaway Indians did to some of 
our townsmen According to our best Judgement with mod- 
eration wee have alowed to these men as followeth to Tho 
Langdon for Damage he sustained in his Swine 24 gd in 
beaver pay to Abr Smith for Damage he sustained in his 
swine 24gd in beaver p^y to Tho Hickes for Damage Done 
to his Mare for her Cure and tendance with y'e losse of her 
Colt — 60 gld in y'e same pay So Avee Rest, yors to Com- 
mand. 1663 Dec. 17. 

In the aere of ouer Lord 1665 May the aight Richard 
toetten and Cristyfor Yumans beegeun too Ceepe Cooues 

Beey mee Tho : hickes 



370 HEMPSIJEAD TOWN BECORDS. 

May the 12 : Eichard toetten beegen two Cep Cowes and 
abraham smith one the 11 1668 

Page 330. 

Att a Court held att Hempsted bj- the justis peace y'e 
Constable and oversers this 3d of July 1669 

Mr Stricklin plant hath Entered An Comeplaint against 
hinery Disborrow Defendant 

Samuell Messenger testiffieth that in y'e winter when Snow 
was upon y'e Grownd being at hinery Disborows Mr Strick- 
lans Grand Childe that Lives with the sayd Disborow ffell 
into y'e Mill Dam up to y'e Middle and his Master and 
Dame Neither offered to shift hiui but lett him goe in his 
wett Clothes all day and lie in his wett Shirt att night : and 
since being there y'e Childe being Come from Cow Keeping 
and some way his Baskeett being A Little torne shee kickt 
and beat him for itt and sayd shee never see such a Bastard 
this testimony taken upon Oath before Mr daniell Denton 
Junne 21 1669. 

July 3d 1669 the Evedenc of Barnard Smith this De- 
ponant te.stifieth that hee herd richard say that hee struke 
downe thee Childe 3 severell times goeiug and if it were to 
doe he will doe it again : John Curtis saith that margrett 
Saith that A sarvant had more liber tie to strike then a 
border : further saith that all the time he lived in y'e house 
soe fare as he see hee could not tell but the Childe was 
well Used further y'e John Curtis saith that is Conserning 
Striking Downe y'e boy 3 severall times going he sayeth 
that Eichard Combs said that If it were to doe Againe he 
would Doe it Againe 

Page 331. 

At a tound Cort Held at hempsted by the Cunstable and 
Overseres this : 2 : day : of Eaprell in the yeare : 1673 by 
his MaJestyes athority John Ellison Plaintive Mathew 
Bedell defendant the Plaintive Enters an action of the 
Cease against the defendant 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 371 

In the Cease depending betwene John Elison an Mathew 
Bedell the Corte haveing heard both Plaintive and defend- 
ant an Considered of it the Cort sese Cause to fine the de- 
fendant forty shillings to the plaintive or els be whiped an 
to pay all Canst an Charge of sute. 

At a townd Cort Held at Hemsted by the Cunstable an 
overseres this 2 day of Eaprell in the yeare 1673 : by his 
MaJesteys athority 

Edward spreag Plaintive John Eow defendant the 
Plaintive Enters an action of debt against the defendant 

In this Cease depending betwene Edwarde sprage an John 
Row the Corte tindes for the plaintive an the Corte : alowes 
him his debt with all Cost of sute : an : orders that the 
plaintive shall have the defendants muskit which he hath 
atteached : which was left in George Hulits hands : for part 
of his debt for so much as it will Come two 

Page 332. 

At a townd Cort Held at Hemsted by the Constable and 
Overseres this 2 day of Eaprell 1673 by his MaJestys 
Athority Nathaniell Pearsall Plaintive Nicolis deavia de- 
fendant 

the Plaintive enters an action of debt against the de- 
fendant 

In this Cease dependin betwene Nathaniell Pearsall and 
Nicolis devis the Cort having herd the Plaintive and his 
witnissis and Considered of it the Cort sese Cause to Alow 
the Plaintive his debt which is twenty eaight shillings : 
Silver and all Const of sute and the Corte Orders that the 
Plaintive shall heave the wheate that he hath ateached In 
John Smith hands : for Parte of Pay so fare as it will go 
further the Cort Orders that the Plaintive shall have for his 
debt ten bushells of wheate beside the Charges 

At a townd Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable an 
overseres this 7 day of May in the yeare of our Lord 1673 



372 HEMPSTEAD TO^YN RECORDS. 

by his Maiestyes athority Caleb Carman Plaintive Mathew 
bedell defendant 

The Plaintive Enters an action of the Cease against the 
defendant an declares how that he hath 1-ost : severall 
things oiTt of his hous in the time that mathew bedell kept 
at his hous as a sith an 2 sickell an severall other things an 
upon suspichon he doth Charge mathew bedell with them 
an to prove his Charge he produseth foure witnisis the Cort 
having heard both plaintive an defendant and theaire wit- 
nisis the Cort orders that the defendant shall bring the sickell 
now in controvarsy that sickell that he reped with at stick- 
lins to the next townd Cort or else pay three pecks of whete 
to the plaintive with all Caust of sute 

Jos Jennings child was born May 16 1665 for the clockes 
His name is Keewaquna.Mogrub informs against him. 



OP THE 

TOWNS OF 

North and South Hempstead, 

LONQ ISLAND. 



LIBEE C. 

Page 1. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Constable and over- 
seers this 23 day of November in the year 1681 by his 
MaJestys athority 

John bayly Plaintive in an action of trespas upon the 
Cease against Mathew bedell defendant The Plaintive Hum- 
bly decleares to this Cort that he bargened with Mathew be- 
dell for a good fat Cow for his use which Cow the said 
bedell Refuses to deliver aCording to bargen which is much 
to my dameage so that I am now forsed to make my Eedres 
to this Cort desiring that I may have Justis aCording to 
law 

The testimony of John Mott aged about 23 : testifis that 
he being at George Hulits the 7 of November or there 
abouts there John bailly and Mathew bedell Eelated to him 
a bargen mead befcwen them which was betwen two Cows 
and that the said bedell was to deliver agood fat Cow to 
the said bayle for another Cow and 15 shillings in Corn to 
beate and this Cow was to be delivered the begining of the 
Next weeke after and farther saith not 

The testimony of Mary Hulit aged 27 years or there 
about testify s that she being present when John bayle and 



374 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BEC0KD8. 

Mathew bedell Meade a bargen Concerning two Cows the 
bargen was that John bayte was to Give Matliew bedell a 
lene Cow and 15 shillings in Corn for a good fat Cow and 
that the said Mathew bedell said that he would Not ty him 
to one Cow, but if one would Not dwo he should have an- 
other and for the time of delivery it was a Cording to what 
John Mot hath testified an farther saith Not 

Page 2. 
In the Cease depending betwen John bayle plaintive and 
Mathew bedell defendant the Cort finds for the Plaintive 
and Orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plaintive a 
Good fat Cow aCording to the bargen betwen this and Next 
satarday Elleven a Clock : and pay thirty shillings damaage 
and to Pay Cost of sut 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clar 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and Over- 
seers this 7 day of desember in the year 1681 by his MaJes- 
tys athority. 

Daniell bedell Plaintive in an action of trespas against 
Mathew bedell defendant 

The plaintive decleres to this Cort that the defendant is 
indebted to him for the Most Part of 18 weekes dyat and 
to Prove it Gives his oth 

The defendant oneeth the debt only one weke but Pre- 
tendeth it Paid 

In the Cease depending betwen daniel bedell Plaintive 
and Mathew bedell defendant the Cort tinfs for the Plain- 
tive and Orders that the defendant shall Pay to the Plain- 
tive 2.-9.-6. which is his du there aCounts being balanced 
this debt is to within 8 days after this deate 

Nathaniell Peaksall 

Clarck 
Page 3. 

Know all men by thes presents that I Jeames beate of 
Hempsted in the North Eiding of Yourcksheire on Long 
Hand have absolutely bargened sould and mead over to 



HEMl'STEAD TOWN liECOiHW. 375 

William smith of the seame townd and share : the one half 
of a hundred aCor lot of upland lying nere the West End of 
the Plains which was laid out to the Widdow Karle and a 
shere of Medow lying and being in hungry liarbar be two 
akers and three quarters more or les as it was laid out to 
the Widdow Karle I say I the said Jeames beate have for 
me my Eaires Bxeutors administrators or assigns fully and 
absolutly bargened sould Mead over the said land and me- 
dow to the said William smith to him his Eaires Exeutors 
administrators or assigns to have and to hould for Ever 
and I the said Jeames beate dwo warrnt this my sale good 
in law free from any former sales geuf ts or Morgeges or any 
just Cleame by any Parson or Parsons what so Ever for 
the treu Performance of all and Every of the Premesis I 
have set to my hand and sele this 27 day of febrewary 1681 

Sined seled and delivered in the 

Presents of us Jeames Bate. 

Saeie Low. 

This is a treu Copy Extrackted by me 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck : 

Hempsted Jenewary the 23 1682-3 

This may sartifi any honi it may consarn that the above 
written bill of sale betwen Jeams beati and william smith 
is voyd and of non effect as witnes our hands 

witnes 

ElCHAKD GiLDEBSLEVE JeAMES BATE 

Clark. his 

William X Smith 
mark 

Page 4. 

Be it known unto all men by these Presents that I Joseph 
Sutton of Madnans Neck in the bounds of Hempsted on 
Long Hand in the North Biding of New Yourckshere dwo 
by thes presents bargen sell an Aliaueate from me my 



376 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Eairs Exeutors administrators or assigns A. lot of land Con- 
taining fifteen Akors More or les as it was laid out it lying 
on the Est sid of the »aid Neck being in Number forty 
f oure unto Cristofir Yemans of the same pleas in the County 
afersaid for and In Consideration of A Valuable sume all- 
redy Reseived by me Joseph Sutton which foresaid lot of 
land with all Priviligis and apurtinancis there unto belong- 
ing I say I have sould unto the said Cristofir as aforsaid for 
Ever pesibly to inioy without Let or Molestation for any 
Parson : or Parsons : whatsoever laying any Cleames there- 
unto directly or indirectly and with all the said lot liing 
and being to the said Cristofir his Eaires or assigns for Ever 
as absolutly and to the treu and faithfull Porfermane of all 
the Premisis aforsaid I the above said Joseph Sutton dwo 
set to my hand and seale this first of July in the yeare 
of Lord God 1678 

John kessone 

his Joseph Sutton 

Eobekt X Hubs 
mark. 
This is a treu Copy by Extract by me 

Nathaniell Peaksall Clar. 

Page 5. 

know all men by thes Presents that I Jonathan Smith 
Eock of Hempsted on Long Hand in the North Eiding of 
New Yourckshere have sould unto William Smith of fosters 
Medow in the townd and County a bovesaid a lot of land 
lying at fosters Medow as a bovesaid I say that I the above- 
said Jonathan have sould and dwo by these Presents fully 
and absolutly alyanate bargen and sell from me my Eairs 
Executors administrators or assigns unto the abovesaid 
William Smith his Eayrs Exeutors administrators or assigns 
the abovesaid lot of land being in quantoty fitfty aCors More 
or les as it was laid out at the first l)y Captin John semans 
unto Thomas wallis lying on the North sid of the Path be- 
twen fosters Medow and the littell Plains the Next lot 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN ItECOllDS. 377 

aJoyning to a lot of Jeames Ry I way I the said Jon- 
athan have sould the above s'd lot of land from me my 
Eairs and assigns unto the abovesaid AVilliam to have and 
to hould as his owne Proper Right for Ever and dwo up 
hould the Premesis to be lawful! A thentick and Good from 
any Parson or Parsons that shall hereafter lay any Just 
Cleame ther unto and to the treu Perfermance of the Prem- 
esis I have set to my hand the EUeventh of March one 
thousand six hundred Eighty one two and in the thirty 
fourth yere of his MaJestys Raigne Char's the second by 
ye Greas of God king of Grete brittan france and Irlaud 
defendar of the faith king 

Sined seeled and delivered 

in the Presents of us Jonathan Smith. 

Simon Sireing 
Richard Gillderslive 

Know all men by these presants that This Above writen 
bill of sale is Anold and stand of noe efect as witnes my 
hand this 22 of September 1683. 

his 
William X Smith 
mark. 

Page 6. 

To the honored Captiu Antony brockos Commander in 
Chef at New Yourck Sir We Reseved your honors letter 
bearing deat the 13 of March 1681 : for which we Give your 
honor many thancks by which letter we are informed of a 
Pittishon that hath ben Presented to your honor for a Con- 
fermation of a Cartiu trackt of land Given by the Indians to 
Jhor hansone Jerome Rapalie John Tummin which track of 
Laud we dwo owne to be ours : it being within our townds 
bounds and Part of it is laid out into alottments which 
bounds We shall Indever to maintayn against all Gainsayers 
so havein No more at Present we Remain yours to Coniand 



378 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOKDS. 

The bearer hereof Leftenant Jhon Jackson Can inform 
your honor what Eight the Indians have to Bockaway a 
Copy of this was sent to Yourck in March the 14 1681-2 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clar. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting Held in hemsted the first 
day of Eaperell in the yeare of our Lord 1682 John smith 
Rock Juner was Chosen by the maJer Vote of the townd to 
be Con,stable for this insuing yeare 

At the seame townd Metting by the MaJer Vote Jonathan 
smith Nan and John Pine was Chosen to be overseers 

Page 7. 

At a Jenerall townd Metting Held in Hempsted the lift 
day of May 1682 there was Given to John Carmen Juner 
by the MaJer Vote of the townd a small Pese of land 
lying on the west side of his fathers feld and aJoyning to 
the south End of his owne lot it Contayning one akor Or 
thereabout 

At a townd Meting Held in Hempsted this twenty lift 
day of May in the yeare 1682 it was ConCluded by the 
MaJer Vote that thay would Prosecute theire Cause Con- 
serning Cow Neck at the Next Cort of seshons against the 
Indians only : and that Mr William Nicols should be aded 
to the three men all redy Chosen Mr Semans William 
Osburn and Thomas Rushmor for the maneging of this 
Cause 

At the foregoing townd Metting it was Concluded by the 
MaJer Vote that No teame Geese should have liberty to 
Goo on the Comons In the townd after the lift of Nouember 
Next insuing : and that it shall be lawfull for any Parson to 
shout any they shall find on the Comons afore mentioned 
after the time Perfixed 

At the fore going townd meting it was agreed on and 
Concluded by the maJer Vote that the foure men before 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. ;^79 

mentioned Vis John semans William osburn William Nio- 
ols and Thomas Rushniore should be the men to Gary on 
our buisnis for the recovering of our land that is in Con- 
troversy that is Caled Cow neck and thay dwo promis and 
Ingeage to dwo their best Indevour using all lawfull menes 
so far as Can be done in this Government for the Recover- 
ing the said land and in Cease the above said neck of land 
be Recovered the townd dwo Promise to Give them as a 
Gratuety foure hundred akors of land on the above said 
Neck of land where they shall select to take it up all to- 
gether in one Pese so as it shall be for their Compensation 
and the townds thay Clering townd of all Chargis that shall 
aorue about the Recovering of the said laud both what is 
allredy paid at the last seshons and what may hereafter 
arise 

Nathaniell Peaksall 
Clar. 

Page 8. 

At a townd meting Held in Hempsted this thirtyth day 
of May in the yeare 1682 it was acted and ConCluded by 
the MaJer vote of y'e townd that Jeremy Hubard shall at 
his first settin amongst us have a home lot Contayning three 
or foure akers where it- shall be for his Convenency an the 
townds as much as may be : also : at his tirst Cuming he is 
to have fifty akors of wood land to be taken up where he 
plesis within the seame bounds that we our selfes have had 
liberty to take up our fifty akor lots : allso his Creturs is to 
have liberty of the Comons as ours have and that he shall 
have the use of the Parsonage land and medow so long as 
he Continus a minister in this townd 

At the seame townd Metting it was ConCluded by the 
MaJer Vote that there should be a hous built upon the 
towud lot of 36 fut long and 18 fut wide and 9 or ten fut 
betwen Joynls an to make it a comfortable hous to dwell 
in it being first intended for the use of Jeremy Hubard and 



380 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 



when he sese Cause to leve it then it is to Return to the 
townd againe 

Page 9. 



May the 24 1682 Wee urder Eighter dwo Ingeage Ech 
and Every of us to give these under Eighten sumes to 
Jeremy Hubard yearly during the time we live under his 
Ministry and to Pay it in Corn or Cattell at Prise as it Pasis 
Currant amongst us 



Eobert Jackson 


.... 2. 0. 0. 


Jeames Pine S 


.... 2. 0. 0. 


John Pine 


. . . . 1.10. 0. 


John sirring 


1.10. 0. 


Samuell Pine 


.... 0.15. 0. 


John tredwell 


.... 1.10. 0. 


Henery Johnson 


0. 6. 0. 


John Waskeate 


. 0.10. 0. 


William wetherbe 


. . . . 0. 5. 0. 


Jeames Eyle 


. . . . 0. 5. 0. 


Harman Johnson 


.... 0. 5. 0. 


William Smith 


.... 0.10. 0. 


Eichard Minthorn 


.... 1.00. 0. 


John Carman S 


.... 2.00. 0. 


John Smith b 


. . . . 3.00. 0. 


William Jecocks 


.... 1.00. 0. 


John bedell 


. .. 0.10. 0. 


John Carman J 


.... 0.10. 0. 


Eobert bedell S 


.... 1.00. 0. 


Daniell bedell 


.... 1.00. 0. 


Jeremy Wood J 


. . . . 0.10. 0. 


John Smith E. J 


. . . . 1.1". 0. 


Eichard Gillderslive J 


. . . . 0.10. 0. 


Joseph langdon 


.... 0.12. 0. 


Joseph Williams 


. . . . 1.10. 0. 


Eichard Gilderslive S 


. . . . 1.15. 0. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 



381 



William thickston 

Jeames Pine J 

Robert Marvin 

John Marvin , 

Thomas Sothard S 

Joseph Smith 

Samuell denton 

Daniell Pearsall 

Jeremy Smith 

Moses Emory 

Abraham Smith 

Timothy Hallsted 

Eichard Vallantin J 

Joshuaway Jecocks 

Thomas Eushmore 

Abraham frost 

Eichard Ellison S 

Eichard Vallantin S 

Harman flower 

Eobert williams — shomaker . 

John karle 

Thomas higam 

Jeames beat 

Joseph Pettet 

Eichard tattum 

William Vallantin 

fransis Champin 

John spreag ■ 

Eichard Osburn 

Henery linington 

John Ellison S 

Peter Mason 

Thomas Irland 

Gorge Hix 

Charls Abrahams 

Peter Johnson 

Adam Mott J 



0.10. 0, 

0.15. 0, 

1.00. 0. 

1.00. 

0.15. 

0.15. 

1.10. 

0.15. 

0.15. 

0.15. 

1.00. 

2.00. 

0.15. 

0.10. 

1.05. 

0.10. 

0.10. 

2.00. 

0.10. 0. 

0.02. 

1.10. 

0.05. 

0.10. 

0.10. 

0.15. 

0.10. 

0.05. 

0.10. 



0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 
0. 



0.10. 0. 

1.10. 0. 

0.10. 0. 

0.10. 0. 

0.05. 0. 

0.10. 0. 

0.10. 0. 

0.10. 0. 

1.00. 0. 



382 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

duch Mary 0.10. 0. 

Cornelus Mott 0.10. 0. 

Josias star 0.10. 0. 

John Mot 0.07. 0. 

Jeremy Wood S 1.00. 0. 

Jonas Wood 0.10. 0. 

Eobert bedell J 0.05. 0. 

Mathew bedell 0.05. 0. 

Samuell Emory 1.00. 0. 

Caleb Carman 0.10. 0. 

Samuell Rayner 0.07. 0. 

Eock Smith 1.05.0. 

Joseph Sutton 0.10. 0. 

Simon Sirring 0.15. 0. 

George Hulit 1.00. 0. 

John Jackson 1.05. 0. 

Joseph Junnings 0.10. 0. 



Totall Sume 66.14. 0. 

these six were Given in by Jeames Pine Simon Sirring an 
John Jackson. 

Page 10. 

Know all Men by these Presents That we the Cunstable 
and Overseers of the townd of Hempsted in the North Rid- 
ing of Yourckshere upon Long Island for ourselves and the 
inhabitants of the said townd have Constituted and apointed 
and dwo hereby Constitute and apoint John semans sener 
William Osburn Thomas Rushmore and William Nicols or 
any or Ether of them our trew and lawful! deputys and 
agents for us and in our neames to Comence implead and 
Prosecute any action or actions suite or suites what so Ever 
against any Parson or Parsons Wrongfully withhoulding 
a sartin Neck of land Caled Hempsted Neck or Cow Neck 
lying in the bounds of the said townd in any Cort or Corts 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 383 

and before any Judg or Judgis Whatsover Hereby Katifi- 
ing Confirming and houlding for Good any and Every law- 
full act or acts that our said deputys and agents or any or 
ether of them shall dwo in our neames for the Expeliug any 
Parson or Parsons so wrongfully with houlding and for the 
Prosecution and Eeoovery of the Premesis seled with our 
seles deated the 25 day of May in the 34 yeare of his 
MaJestys Eaigne Annoy Dominy 1682. 
Seled and delivered in Presence of us 

Simon sieeing Cunsti. (S) 
William Jecocks 
John Smith E. J. 
Joseph Williams. 

Page 11. 

At a townd Meting Held in Hempsted the sixt day of 
May in the year,e 1G82 it was Concluded by the maJer Vote 
of the townd that Jeremy Hubard should be Caled to be 
minister in this townd 

At a townd Meting Held in Hempsted the sixt day of 
June in the yeare 1682 it was owned and Concluded by the 
MaJer Vote of the townd that thay have Given Jeremy 
Hubard a Call to Cume to be minister in this townd 

at the foregoing townd Meting it was agreed and Con- 
cluded on by the MaJer Vote of the townd that thay would 
Give Mr Jeremy Hubard seventy Pounds a yeare in Cur- 
rant Pay as it Pasis amongst us for his yearly maintayn- 
ance and that he shall have his fire wood brought him a 
free Cost 

both this ackts was disowned by Nathaniell Pearsall and 
the fire wood was disowned by 
John Jackson 
and Eobert Jackson 
and Joseph smith 
and Joseph baldin 
and George Pearsall 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck. 



384 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 12. 

febrewary the 10 : 1681-2 

At a Jenerall Metting upon Madnans Neck Held by the 
Inhabitants of the said Neck in j'e bounds of Henipsted 
there and then to Give our atendanc for the full Eesult of 
our minds as to y'e Paying what is Leagall in our Parts to 
the Metting hous of our said townd as to a Reate Meade 
and this our Willingnes shall apeare that Wee the said In- 
habitants of Madnans Neck in our trew obediance to what 
is answerably Eequired of us are Eedy and willing to pay 
our Just duse as to any Order trewly Ereckted by the towne 
in Jenerall Wee the said inhabitants Inioying an Equall 
Privilege of our towneship in du Proportion to our Esteats 
and this our Just Eequests being answered Wee are Eedy 
and willing as aforesaid signeed by Mee by order of the 
Cunstable and Inhabitants of the said Neck before two Jus- 
tisis of Peace 

Captain Thomas Hickes by Mee Joseph Sutton 

Mr Eichard Cornwell 

As wittnis our hands 

Thomas Hickes 
Eichard Cornwell 

■ this is a trew Copy Extrackted by me 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck. 

Page 13. 

July the 11 : 1681. the Esteate of Thomas fese sould at 
an outCry at the seame time was sould unto Johnathan 
smith Nan twenty akers of land that lys on the North Nere 
to a lot of Edward titusis which was laid out to Thomas fese 
for : 11. 04. 0. 

sould at the seame outCry of Thomas feses Esteate Vnto 
William Creed of Jemeca one meare and hur inCrese for the 
sume of 3. 00. 0. 

Sould unto Mathew bedell two Cows and theire inCrese 
for the sume of 6. 12. 0. 



HEMPSTEAD Town eecoeds. 385 

Sould unto Thomiis Eushraore at the seame outOry one 
Cow and hur inCrese for the sume of 4. 08. 0. 

At the seame time the men that bought this Esteate above 
mentioned Gave bils to Edward Higbe of Jemeca for the 
Payment of the mony he being the Seler of it ordered by 
the Cort of seshons 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clar. 

March the first 1681-2 the Eecord of Nathaniell Pear- 
sails Earemark it is as foloweth a Crop on the top of left 
Eare and a halfpeny under the Eight Eare 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 

Jonas Hoisted his Bare marcke is one halfe peni on y'e' 
uper side of y'e of Eare Eecorded y'e 19 of Jenewari Anno 
domini 1680-1 by me 

Joseph Pettit Clar. 

Page 14. 

At a Jenerall townd Meting Held in Hempsted the 17 : 
day of September in the yeare 1681 

Mr Semans Mr Jackson John smith Nan Eichard Gill- 
derslive John Ellison and Nathaniell Pearsall Was Chosen 
by the MaJer Vote of the townd to Joyn with the Cunstable 
aud OVerseres for the Carying on and Maneaging of what 
hath bene in ajetation in this Meting that is first Con- 
serning our Guntry Charges and allso Conserning the 
Maneaging and Maintaining of our Eights on the Cow 
Neck. 

At the seame Meting Mr semans was Chosen to Go to 
Oysterbay About this busnis before Mentioned and after- 
wards he was Chosen to Go to Huntington to Mete and 
agiteate with the other townds deayts his deputation as fol- 
oweth 

Hempsted September the 26 : 1681 

Eespected and well Estemed frauds 

We the inhabitants aforsaid have EUeckted and Eequest- 



386 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

ed Our Loving Neighbor John Semans in Our behalf to 
appeare for us with you to aJetate and acte in any Matter of 
buisnis that shall be Presented before you so fare as in 
your Wisdome shall be seene to Condus to the Jenerall Good 
of the Cuntry which we desire 

by Order and in the behalf of the townd. 

Nathaniel Peaesall Clar. 
Page 15. 

Hempsted OCtober the 31 1681 At a Jenerall townd met- 
ing held in Hempsted the 31 day of OCtober in the yeare 
1681 there was Given to William Lee A home lot at the Est 
.sid of the townd where the layers out shall see Conveniant 
Provided he Makeeth improvment aCording to the townd 
Order 

At the seame townd meting the townd did Grant by Ma Jer 
Vot that Henery Linington shall have liberty to take up his 
divident of Land that he should have had on madnans 
Neck that he shall Now have Liberty to take in where he 
sees Caus within the bounds that the hundred aker lots had 
liberty loted lands Excepted 

At the seame townd meting John Smith R. J. and Jona- 
than Smith Nan was Chosen to Gather the townd Eeate 
and are to have three Pouads five shilling for their Pains 
/ Nathanibll Peaesall Clar. 

At a Jenerall Townd metting Held in Hempsted the 28 
day of November in the yeare 1681 it was Concluded by 
the Ma Jer Vote of the townd that thay would sue those 
Parsons , at the Next Cort of seshons for trespasass that 
have setled them selfes on oar land on the C )w Neck 

At the seame townd meting Mr Semans thomas Eush- 
more and William Osborn was Chosen by the MaJer Vote 
of the townd for to Cary on and Prosecute this above 
mentioned Cause at the next Cort of seshoas held at Je- 
meca 

Nathaniel Peaesall Clar. 



hempstead town becobds. 387 

Page 16. 

Know all men by tliese presents tliat I Henry desbro of 
Memaraneck husbandman in Consideration of a security 
bond of fifty pounds New England Mony given unto Jolm 
Jnsans of New yourck Marcbant for the Payment of tenn 
barrells of Porck by the 20 day of desember 1682 unto the 
said John Jnsans I dwo hereby bynd over unto my Good 
and Trusty frends Jonathan smith sener and John WoUy 
of Hempsted all my lands houses and stock whatsoever I 
am Now Possesed with unto them their eairs or assigns 
and dwo by alienate and Make the seame as aforesaid 
without fraude or Cauliation deated att Hempsted the 10 
of November 1681 and in the 23 year of his Maties Eaine 

The Condishon of this obligation or transport is thus 
that if the above bound dwo well and truly Pay the above 
mentioned John Jnians aCording to our security bond and 
therby acquit and discharge the abovementioned Jonathan 
Smith and John WoUe so as to Cleare them of all dam- 
adges therin then this obligation to be Voyde and of none 
Effeckt otherwise to stand in fall force and Vartue and Power 
in Law sined sealled and delivered in presents of 

Simon Sirring Heneby Disbroue 

Jeames Smith 

This is a trew Copy Bxtrackted by me 

Nathaniell Pearsall Clarck 

John beates Juner his Eare marke is A Crope one the 
Neare Eare and a lach on the under side of the of Eare 
Recorded this 28 of Jenewary 1685 by me 

Nathaniell Peabsall 

Page 17. 
We uader Kitten have Concluted to fence in washborns 
Neck with a good three Eayled fence on condishon as fol- 
oweth That is Ech and Every of us to make our equall 
Part of the said fence aCording to our Eight of medow of 
Good Suffitient three Eayled fence and to mayntain it 



388 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDR. 

Good and suffitient and if at any time any of the above 
said fence shall be defecktive if the owner of it doth not 
within three days after sufiEltient warning given him Go and 
Repeaire that which is insofishent : then his Partennors shall 
have liberty to Go and mend the said fence : and the own- 
eer of the said fence shall Pay five shillings for Every length 
that is so Repeaired : to them that mends it and 
No one of us at any time to Give liberty to any other Par- 
son to Put any cretures within the said fence : in Confer- 
mation hereof we have set to our hands this 2 1 day of de- 
sember in the yere 1681 

Memorandum this above mentioned fence is to be main- 
tayned suffitient for Ever by them that dwo or shall inJoy 
the medow 

his 

SaMEELL X DENTON 

mark. 

Thomas Peieceall 

John Smith S. 

John Smith I. 

John Smith S. 8. 

Thomas Eleson 
Page 18. 
Know all Men home this instrement of Righting may 
Consern that I William Thickston of Hempsted in the 
North Riding of New Yourck shere on Long Hand have 
sould unto Thomas Martin of Huntington on Long Hand 
aforesaid I say I have sould one lot of Land lying on the 
Neck Comonly Galled Madnans Neck within the bounds 
of Hempsted the Lot Contayning fifteen akers More or les 
as it was First layed out the said lot was layed out to Rich- 
ard stits of Hempsted Which lot of land I the sayd Thickston 
have sould allianated from my self my Eairs Exeutor Ad- 
ministrators to the said Thomas Martin to him his Eairs 
Exeutors administrators and assigns to have and to hould 
and quietly to poses : and Inioy with all Rights and priv- 
eleges there unto belonging and I the said Thickston dwo 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOllDH. 389 

by these })resents bynd my self my Eairs Exeutors admin- 
istrators to up howld this my seall to be Good aad lawful! 
against all manner of Parsons or Parson that shall lay any 
manner of Just Gleam to the said land or Eights there unto be- 
lougiug and I the said William thickstone dwo hereby owne 
to have Reseved a vaueliable Gonsideration in hand of 
Thomas Martin for full Gontent for the land a foresaid and 
to the Gonfermation and trew Performanc of the Premesis 
I have subscribed my hand and fixed my sell this 30 day of 
November aud in the yeare of our Lord God 1677 
Sined and delivered in Presens of us 

his 

Joseph Smith William X Thickston. 

Adam Mott mark. 

This is a trew Gopy 

Nathaniell Peaesall Glar. 

Page 19. 

At a Gort held in Hempsted the first day of Febrewary 
in the yeare 1681-2 by the Gonstable and Oversers by his 
MaJestys athority Thomas Okelee Playntive in an action of 
debt against John AUii of fosters medow defendant The 
Plaintive declares to this Gort that the defendant is in 
debted to him the valy of twelf shillings upon aGount be- 
twen them and to prove it he Gives his oth to his Acount 

The Gort having Considered of it they find for the Plain- 
tive and order that the defendant shall pay the debt to the 
plaintive with the Gost of sute. 

At the seame Gort Eichard Cornwell Plaintive in an Ac- 
tion of debt against Mathew bedell defendant the Plaintive 
Not apearing to Prosecute his action he is onsuted and to 

pay Gost of sute 

Nathaniell Peabsall Glark 

Thomas Foster his eare marcke is A halfpeny under y'e 
right eare and a halfpeny under y'e Left eare and a croop 
on y'e same eare October ye 25 1686 by mee 

Joseph Pettit Glarcke. 



390 hempstead town becokds. 

Page 20. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted the tentli of febrewary in 
the yeare 1681-2 by the Cunstable and Overseres by his 
MaJestys athority 

John Vndrill of matinicook Plaintive in an action of tre?- 
pas upon the Cease against mathew bedell of Hempsted de- 
fendant 

The Plaintive declares to this Cort that the defendant 
hath two of his Cattell in his poseshon which being 
several times demanded yet the defendant Eefusis to de- 
liver them bnt insted of delivering them he owns them to 
be his 

This action being Entered the Plaintive and defendant 
agrees this Cans as Conserning the Cattell only being the 
defendant to the Judgment of the Cort for his unequall 
deling in this matter. 

The Cort having considered of the Matter thay se Cause 
to award the defendant to Pay twenty shillings for a fine 
and Cost of sute 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and OYer- 
seers this first day of March in the yeare of our Lord 1681-2 
by his maJestys athority 

Hu ford Plaintive in an action of the Cease against "Wil- 
liam Wieare defendant 

Whereas Hu ford hath Entered an action of [the Cease 
against William Wieare an makes nothing apeare against 
William Wieare : the Cort sese Cans to onsiit him : and he 
to pay Cost of sut 

Page 21. 

At the Seame Cort John bedell Plaintive in an action of 
debt against Joseph Langdon defendant 

The Plaintive decleares to this Ooit that the defendant is 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 391 

indebted to him two s-hillings six pence for killing and 
dresing a Cow for him 

In the Cease depending betwen John bedell Plaintive 
and Joseph Langdon defendant the Cort finds it to be a 
Vexjitious sute therefor the Plaintive is to Pay the Chargeis 
as the law direckts 

At the ir-eame Cort Jonas Vallantin Plaintive in an action 
of the Cease agains-t Jeames beate defendant 

Tbe Plaintive decleares to this Cort that the defendant 
hath diged a hole in the Commons to Git Clay to make 
bricks in which hole the Plaintive hath a best now drounded 

The testimony of Joseph Pettet this deponant testifys 
that there is a Please mead in a hollow southward of feair- 
feld sumthing like a dich of about 8 or 10 fut long and 
about 4 or 5 fut wid with a fence mead about it only the 
fence is set about two fut short of one End of the Please 
and that there is a best ded in that End of the Please 
where the fence is set a littell short and further saith not 
Richard tottun testifis the seame that is above written 

In the Cease depending betwen Jonas Vallantin Plain- 
tive and Jeames beate defendant : it is Refered till the next 
Cort and then both Plaintive and defendant is to apere 
and to make what Proufe thay Can for y'e Clering of the 
Cause 

Page 22. 

At a townd Meting Held in Hempsted Eaperell y'e 1st 
1682. severall Parsels of medow was let for this yeare 

to Nathan burchall the Parsonage medow at Gret 

Neck for 0.19.0 

to Nathaniell Pearsall the hay brig 0.14.6 

to Simon Sirring the Parsonage medow at dentons 

Neck for 0.15.6 

to Nathaniell Pearsall the Cow medow atNere Rock- 
away for 0.15.6 



39'^ HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

to Charles Abrahames i^e Parsonage Medow at Eock- 

away for 0.03.0 

At the foregoing townd meting it was agreed on. by the 
MaJer Vote of the townd that no swine of what sort so Ever 
shall have liberty to go on any Part of the bounds of Hemp- 
sted after the first of febrewary in the yeare 1682 Except 
thay are youcked and Ringed a Cording as the law direckts 
the Cunstable did absent himself from this Vote and there- 
fore it was done by the oVerseres 

Page 23. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and OVer- 
seres this lift day of Eaperell in the yeare : 1682 by his 
MaJestys athority 

Richard Cornwell Plaintive in an action of debt against 
Mathew bedell defendant 

The Plaintive defeares to this Cort that the defendant is 
indebted to him the sume of three Pounds and eight 
pence to be Paid in Good marchantable Porke at Pris Cur- 
rant. 

This aCtion is agreed betwen the Plaintive and defend- 
ant. 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and OVer- 
seres this third day of May in the yeare of our Lord 1682 
by his maJestys athority Adam Mot J Plaintive in an ac- 
tion of Debt against Thomas Jones defendant 

The Plaintive decleares to this Cort that the defendant is 
indebted to him the sume of : 4. 14. 6. for 1700 of wood the 
said Jones should have Cut and delivered to Adam Mott at 
the water sid and did Not dwo it 
This action is withdrawed 

Att a Towne Meeting held in Hempsted this 1st : day of 
Aprill 1684 John Pine is Made Choise of for a Constable by 
the Major vote 

Recorded by mee 

Fbancis CHArrELL Gierke. 



hempstead town kecobus. 393 

Page 24. 

At the seame Cort Adam Mott J Plaintive in an action of 
debt against Thomas Jones defendant 

The Plaintive decleares to this Cort that the defendant is 
indebted to him the sunie of 4. 9. 8. iipon aCount of two 
oxen the said Mott bought of Jones : which oxen fell so 
much short by weight of the sume agreed on which Thomas 
Jones was Ingeaged to make Good and to Prove it Produsis 
witnis as foloweth 

The testimony of Richard Gillderslive Juner testifis that 
Thomas Jones Related abargen mead betwene him self and 
Adam Mott the said Mott had bought two oxen of Thomas 
Jones for which Jones was to have three Cows and three 
Calves and Thomas Jones was to uphould the oxen to 
Cume to fortene Pounds by weight at two Pence a pound 
at your ok 

Mary freeman testifis the seame that is here above 
Righten 

This action is Refered till the next Cort 

At a Cort Held in Hempsted by the Cunstable and OVer- 
seres this 7 day of June in the yeare 1682 by his MaJestys 
athority 

Robert Jackson Plaintive in an action of debt against 
Mathew bedell defendant the Plaintive decleares to this 
Cort that the defendant is indebted to him upon the 
acount of two bills the sume of 1. 11. 0. and to Prove the 
debt the Plaintive Produsis the bills 

Page 25. 

At a Cort of Constable and oversers the 5 of Jvlj 1682 
Held in hempsted by his maijistis athoryty 

Richard valintin juuer plaintive enters an action against 
Abraham smith defendant an action of dept 

At the same cort Abnar Ardway plaintive enters an action 
against Addam mott sener defendant an action of dept and 



394 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

damigis this action defared whilest the next cort and the de- 
fendant is to answer without any further summons 

At the same cort Elias baly plaintive enters an action 
against chistofor yemons an action of the case 

The testimony of John Tredwell in the case betwen 
richard valintin plaintive and abraham smith defendant this 
deponant testifieth that last mayday Abraham smith being 
at my hous promised richard valintin that he would pay to 
him the note of seven and fifty shilings an six pence richard 
valintin asked him when he would pay it and in what and 
abraham sayd he would pay it in a month in a beast and if 
thay coiild not agre of the price of the beast thay would 
put it to indeferant men to prize it the not above said was 
barears note and farther sayth not. 

The testimony of hanah Tredwell this deponant testifieth 
that she heard abraham promis that he would pay to richard 
valintine a beast within a ten days or a very short time 
upon the acount of a note that Mr barcar sent to abraham 
smith and farther saith not. 

The testimony of christofor yemans in the case depend- 
ing betwen Abnor Ardway plaintive and addam mott sener 
defendant this deponant testifieth that abnor asked my wife 
what day of the month it was and she sayd it was the two 
and twenteth of Jenewary and the next day he went to work 
for the s'd mott and farther saith not. 

hannah yemans testifies the same that is above writen to 
the best of her remembarance and farther sayth not 

Page 26. 

In the case depending betwen Eiohard valintin plaintive 
and Abraham smith defendant the coi-t finds for the plain- 
tive that the defendant shall pay to the plaintive that which 
he promised a cording to Mr barears noot with cost of sute 

At a cort held in Hempsted by the constable and over- 
sers the 2 day of Augst in the yere 1682 by his magistis 
athoryty Cornelus mott plaintive Enters an action against 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOllDS. 395 

william wiate defendant an action of dept this action is 
aiorned till the next cort. 

The testimony of Abraham smith in the case depending 
betwen cornelas mott plaintive and william wier defendant 
this deponant testifieth that william wier had a i^aishyll of 
dere skins of cornelus mott with the hare on and further 
saith not. 

The testimony of Timothy Halsted in the case depending 
betwen cornelus mott plaintive and william wier defendant 
this deponant testifieth that william wier reseived of cor- 
nelus mott seaven or eyght deare scins with the hare on and 
farther saith not 

At a Cort held in Hemste by the Constable and over- 
seers the 2 day of Augst in the yere 1682 Addam mott Juner 
plaintive enters an action against william wier defendant an 
action of dept and damage : this action is aiorned to the 
next cort 

At acort of constable and overseers held in Hemsted the 
: 2:[oi aogus in the yere 1682 Elias durland plaintive En- 
ters an action against the Estate of John marshall an action 
of depet. 

The testimony of Addam mott Juner in the case betwen 
Elias durland and the Estat of John marshall this de- 
ponant testifieth that where as John marshall being twenty 
eyght shilens in my dept I have asigned the s'd dept unto 
Elias durland this action is aioyned untill the next cort 

The testimony of peter Jonson scol this deponant testi- 
fieth that I being at setacot demanded of John Marshall 
a dept that he was indepted to Elias durland and the s'd 
marshall owned the dept and sayd he would be here in 
ashort time and satisfi the dept. 

Pag-e 27. 

The testimony of miriam durland consarning a dept that 
was due to her first husban John williams from John mar- 
hall that she the : sd : Miriam testifieth that she heard her 



396 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

bus band John williams say that he and John marshall had 
reckoned and ther was due from John marshall the sum of 
twenty eyght shilens tacken upon oth before the Constable 
and oversers of Hemsted Agust the . 2d . 1682 

The testimony of Thomas Bleson this deponant testifieth 
that I being at work with John Marshall I hard him say 
that he was indepted to John williams and further saith 
not. 

whereas an endian which ownes him selfe by the name 
sam, the Indian being tacken by the Constable late in the 
night and had stoll five lines was brought be for the Cort 
and owneing that he had stoll the lines the Cort ajudgesthat 
he shall pay four fold for the lines which is four shilens 
and for the Constables truble ten shilens and for a fin to 
be payd to the cort sixtenne shilens »nd to the dark on 
shilen 

At a Cort held in hemsted the . 15th . of Agust 1682 by 
the constable and oversers and by his magstis atority 
Thomas larland plaintive Enters an action against harmon 
Johnson defendant an action of dept and damige 

The testimony of william wetherb this deponant testifieth 
that goodman frost tendred acou to be prised to Thornas 
larland and he had the choyse of five this tender was made 
at fosters medow by Abraham frost of fosters medow and 
Thomas larland bid Abraham frost bring her to the place 
apoynted and further saith not. 

The testimony of hendrick dossenborow this deponant 
testifieth that he being at fostars medow at Abraham frosts 
he heard abraham frost tender Thomas larland a cou and a 
calfe and Thomas larland bide abraham frost bring the cou 
to the place apoynted and farther saith not 

in the case depending betwen Elias durlin plaintive and 
the estat of John marshall defendant the cort finds for the 
plaintive that the defendant shall pay to the plaintive fifty 
six shilens which ajjers to be his due with cost of sut. 



hempstead town records. 397 

Page 28. 

In the action betwen Thomas larland plaintive and har- 
mon Johnson defendant the cort finds for the plaintive 
that the defendant shall pay to the plaintive acording as 
the bill specifieth with cost of sute 

At a cort hild in Hempsted this 6 September 1682 by the 
constable and oversers by his magistis Atority Jonathan 
Smith E and Abraham Smith plaintive inters an action 
against the Estate of John marshall defendant all the ES- 
tat that is in the hands of Edward Eainer an action of 
dept and damige : this action is aioyned untill the next 
cort 

At a cort held in Hemsted this firs of novembe 1682 by 
the constabl and overseers by his magetis athority Addam 
mott Juner plaintive Enters an action against Eobart bette 
defendant an action of the case 

The testimony of Jonathon smith E being sworn befor 
the constable and oversers of Hemsted aformentioned 
that John marshall was iostly indepted unto him the iust 
sume of five days mowing 

Abraham Smith testifieth that John marshall is indepted 
to him seaven days work and twenty pound of flax ter tere 
the flax was to be payd last march which was in the yere 
1681 this testimony above written was sworn before the 
constable and oversers of Hemsted 

Page 29. 

in the cas depending betwen Jonathn smith rock plain- 
tive the estat of John marshall defendant the jalaintive 
having sworne to his acount which is five days mowing the 
cort finds for the plaintive that the estat of John marshall 
defendant shall pay to the plaintive fiftenn shilens and cost 
of sut 

in the case depending betwen Abraham Smith plaintive 
and the Estat of John marshall defendant the plaintive 
having sworn to his acount which is 7 days work and 20 



398 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

pound of flax tere the cort finds for the plainty that the 
defendant shall pay to the plantive 2. 11. 0. with cost of 
sute 

At a cort of constable and oversers held in hempsted the 
6 of desember 1682 by his majestis atority Henery lenintun 
plaintive enters an action against Mathn bedle defendant an 
action of the case 

The testimony of John Smith constable this deponant 
testifieth that he being at the mill henery liuinton towld me 
that ther was a stray bast that had no mark and I tould 
him that I thought it was mathew bedls and I tould mathew 
bedle of it and mathew bedle sayd he would cary him a 
dram of rum and satisfy him for the time he had cept har 
and farther saith not 

The testimony of Jonathan Smith Seeneer this deponant 
testifeth that I being at the mill and heniry linintun tould 
me that there was a stray Beast and he asked me if I knew 
hose it was and I tould him I thought it was mathu bedls 
and he desired me to telle mathu bedle of it and whin I cam 
horn I tould mathu bedle of it and mathu bedle desired me 
to desier heneri liniatun to give har a little meat whil I com 
for her and I did so and severall tims hinnery ased me when 
matheu would com for and I tould him that matheu sayd 
he would com as sone as ever he could and the nex winter 
leat in the winter heneri linintun desired me to speack to 
mathew bedle to fetch his beast away and pay him for 
wintring of har for he could not tsU whether it was his or 
no becas she was not marked and I tould mathu bedle asfain 
and he sayd he would fetch har as sone as he could and 
satisfi him for his pains : and farther saith not 

The testimony of Richard Gildersleve Juner this deponant 
testifieth that I being at mill henery linintun tould me that 
there was a stray beast there that was unmarkt and he 
asked me if I new hose it was and I tould him I knew not 
and quicly after mathu bedle sayd it was his and sayd he 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 399 

■would fetch it away very shortly and satisfi the old man for 
his pains. 

Page ?.0. 

The testimony of Solimon seaman this deponanttestifieth 
that my father in law henery linintun wintred a black hefer 
that mathew bedle owned to be his and helped mathew 
bedle to bring har up the second winter that she was 
wintred ther and farther saith not 

At a cort held in Hemsted by the constable and oversers 
by his magestis athority the 6 of desember 1682 Henery 
lininton plaintive Enters an action against Roger pedly de- 
fendant an action of trespas to the dameg of thurty shelens 
for mowing of his medow with out leave 

The testimony of Jeams mott this deponant testifieth 
that Roger pedly owned thre stacks of hay which was 
about three load that stood upon henery linintuns medow 
and Roger pedly sould that hay to Blias durland and Elias 
fetcht it away and farther saith not 

The testimony of Elias durland this deponant testifieth 
that Roger pedly tould me that the hay that he sold me that 
he thought it stood upon Henery linintuns medow and 
farther saith not 

The testimony of Joseph langdoa this deponant testifieth 
that I being at the mill Rogger pedly asked me for sum 
'grase and henery linintun asked Rogger what he wanted 
and Rogger sayd grase and henery linintun mad answer 
and sayd I do not know but I can help you and Rogger 
caled to me and sayd Joseph I have no ned of your grase 
for I think I shall be suppled here and further saith not 

in the case depending betwen henery linintun plaintive 
and mathu bede defendant the cort finds for the plaintive 
that the defendant shaU pay to the plaintive sixtenne shil- 
ens for wintring the defendants beast on winter and part of 
another with cost of sute. 



400 hempstead town eecords. 

Page 31. 

Benjameu Berchsell his Eare marcke is a Crop on the of 
Eare and a nick under y'e Crop 

Recorded ye 8 of ffebewari 1688-9 
Steven Birchsell his Eare marcke Is a Slit in Each Eare 
and a half peni on y'e fore Side of y'e of Eare y'e 8 of ffebe- 
wari 1688-9 

Entered by mee Joseph Pettit Clarck 

John Williams his Eare marcke is a Latch marcke under 
y'e neare Eare and a half peni under y'e same Eare 
Recorded y'e 20 of desember 1689 

By me Joseph Pettit Clarck. 

Obediah voUintine his Eare marcke is one nicke under 
Each Eare Recorded y'e 20 of Desember 1689 

By me Joseph Pettit Clarck. 

Page 32. 
Hempsted 
Ye Estete of Peter Smith Desesed being prised by John 
Pine and John Carmen under oath prised or mony ye 8 of 
October 1688 

by 104 Rods of fencing 09. 03. 06. 

by tow hats tow coats and briches all at ... . 04. 00. 00. 

by twenty bushels of indin Corne 02. 00. 00. 

by linin att " 07. 03. 00. 

by one Chist att 00. 06. 00. 

by one sith and tacklin and one side 00. 08. 00. 

by one covirlid and blancit one pair of stoc- 

in all at 01. 05. 00. 

by one iron pot and one chorne att ... 01. 00. 00. 

by one sett of Curtins att 01. 00. 00. 

by new Cloth att 01. 10. 06. 

by one sadle and bridle att 00. 07. 00. 

by one ring and staple bolt and clevis 00. 05. 06. 

by one bord and coulter att 00. 15. 00, 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOBDS. 401 

by tow old axes one paire of old shows .... 00. 06. 06. 

by one putor plater and one basin att 00. 05. 00. 

by one fire locke gun att 01. 10. 00. 

by wooden ware att 00. 07. 00. 

by Lather Clothes att 00. 16. 00. 

by one paire of Cart whels att 01. 00. 00. 

by one hers and cattell 28. 10. 00. 

by one hous and one acre of Land 20. 00. 00. 



y'e totall 81. 05. 00. 
Hempsted October 
y'e 8 1688 Joseph Pettit Cler. 

A true Coppi of y'e originall 
Recorded by me 

Joseph Pettit Cler. 

Page 33. 

,Know all men by thes presints that I John Eleson sener 
of Hemsted in the north Riding of New yorkser have sould 
unto Samuel lanslett living in the bounds of Hemsted in the 
county above s'd a sartain loot of land lying and being in a 
plas known by the name of little succes : from me my 
Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns unto the above 
said Samuel his Eyers Exsecutors administrators or asigns 
I say I the above s'd John Eleson have sould the above s'd 
loot of land it being in number of acars twenty two as it was 
layd out at the first more or less as it was layd to me at 
the first being the first loot south of them loots and doe by 
thes presants fulUy frely and absolutly bargain allyenat and 
sell the above s'd loot from me my Eyers or asigns unto the 
s'd Samuel his Eyers to have and to hold as his own proper 
right for Ever and doe uphold the premesis to be lawfull 
athentick and good from any purson or pursons that shall 
hereafter lay any just clame there unto as witnes my hand 
this 25 of iune in the yere of our lord 1682 and in the on 
and eleventh yer of his magistis raigne charlse the seccond 



402 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

by the grace of god king of great breton france and Ireland 
defender of the faith king sined seled and delivered in the 
presnnce of us 
witnes 

EiCHAED GiLDEBSLEVE seneer his 

Thomas Eleson John X Eleson 

mark. 
This is a tru copy tacken by me 

EicHABD Gildeesleve Clark. 

These presants witneseth that this above writen bill of 
sele doth stand of none a feet as witneseth my hand this 8 
of november ano 1684 witnes 

his 
EicHAED Gildeesleeve Samuel X Lancelet 

JosiAS Staee marke 

by me JosiAS Staee Clark. 

Page 34. 

Know all men by thes presants hom this may any way 
conserne that I John Seaman Seaner of Hemsted on long 
Hand in the north Riding of yorksher have and doe by thes 
presants bargaine sell and allyonat from me my eyers 
Executors adminestrators or asigns unto Jeams Eoyly and 
Henery Jonson both of forsters medow in the bounds of 
the Toun above s'd to them theare eyers Exsseoutors admin- 
estrators or asigns an alootment of medow it lying and 
being at a place cominly called Hunggry harbor in the 
bounds of Hemsted it containg four acors and a quarter 
mor or less as it was layd out it being bounded on the west 
sid by a loot that was layd out to Henery linintun and on 
the East side by a loot that was layd out to John williams 
and on the north by the crick and on the South by the hy- 
way I the s'd John Seaman doe ingage to maintain the salle 
of the aformintioned medow good and lawfull from me my 
eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns or from any other 
purson or pursons that can or shall lay any just claime 
there unto unto the fore s'd James Royly and Henery Johnson 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOUDS. 403 

to them there eyers ' exsecutors admirestrators or asigns 
pesably to inioy for ever for and in consederstion of a vali- 
able and full satisfaction by me allredy reseived and in con- 
farmation here of I have seat to my hand and seale this 
eyghtenth day of iune in the yere 1682 

sined sealed and delivered John Seaman 

in presants of us 

Nathaniel peesall 
Geobge peksall 
Thomas peesall 

This is a true copy tacken out by me 

ElCHAED GiLDERSLEEVE Clark. 

Page 35. 

Thes presant witnes that I Harman Jonson of new town 
on Long Hand in the west Eiding of yorksher doe hereby 
bargain sell and make over from me my eyers Exsecutors or 
asigns uuto Abraham frost his eyers Exsecutors or 
asigns a quarter of a hundred acors of wood land as it is 
layd the s'd land lying at a place known by the name of 
fosters medow or the great swamp, the s'd land being 
Thomas larlands of Hemsted I say I the abov s'd Harmon 
Jonson doe her by alyenat estrendg and mack over from me 
or mine free from any purson or pursons clam or entrust of 
any hom so ever unto Abraham frost his eyers exsecutors ad- 
minestrators or asigns for ever peasably to inioy for ever as his 
own free land for and in consedaration of a consedoration 
of a consedrate satisfaction resaived in hand for the confer- 
mation her of I harmon Jonson herunto seat my hand and 
seale this . 17 . day of October 1681 the s'd Abraham frost 
is to chose which side he please 

witnes his 

Samuel Scuddee Haemon X Jonson 

John Hubby mark. 

This is a tru copi tacen out by me 

Eichaed Gildebsleeve Clark. 



404 hempstead town eecoeds. 

Page 36. ' 

Know all men by thes presanc- that I John wescote of 
fosters medow with in the bounds and limits of Hemated 
farmar have sold and doe by thes presants bargain sell al- 
yenate and mack over unto Thomas okley of Jemeco in the 
north Riding of york sher on long Hand all my right title 
and intrust in a sartin pece or track of land lying and be- 
ing within the bounds of Hemsted at the place commonly 
known by the name of fosters medow being twenty two acors 
or thear abouts as it was layd out butted and bounded on 
the south by the roade that goeth be twen Hemsted and 
Jemeco on the north by a fifty acor loot of master robart 
Jacksons on the west by a fifty acor loot of abraham smiths 
and on the hy way that goeth to the playns on the east sid 
I say that I the abov . sd . John wescot doe for myselfe 
my eyers exsecutors adminestrators or asigns fulUy and ab- 
selutly have sold linto the afor . sd . Thomas okley his 
eyers exsecutors adminestrators or asigns the befor men- 
tioned track of land with all buldings fencing of what cind 
or sort soever with all freut tres or other standing or lying : 
with all prevelidges profits or emunitis what so ever for him 
his eyers or asigns to have and to hold for ever and dow in- 
gage to mack this my salle good in law against any iust 
clame whatsoever free from all formar salles gifts or any 
other in combrarrences what so ever for and in consedara- 
tion of a valiable consedaration by me allredy resaived in 
witues wheare of I have seat to my hand and f exed my seale 
this eight day of July ia the yere of our lord 1682 

John wescott (S) 
Sined sealed and delivered in the presence of us 
John Haeison This is a inie copi by me 

DANIEL WHITHED RiCHAED GlLDERSLEVJ-; 

Clark. 
Page 37. 

know all men by thes presants that I Jhon wescote of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 405 

fosters medow in the bounds of Hemsted in the north Bid- 
ing of york on long Hand have abselutely bargained sonld 
and made over to william Smith at the same Toun and 
shere on hous and fifty acors of upland mor or les as it was 
layd out with the housing fensing well and what labour I 
Lave done upon it this loot is bounded to the east to Rich- 
ard Gildersleeves loot and to the south to the comonandto 
the north to the Hyway to the west to the comon I say I 
the .sd. John wescot have for me my eyers exsecutors or 
asins fully and abselutly bargained sould and made over 
the .sd. hous and land and fensis and labour to the .sd. 
williem Smith his eyers exsecutors adminestrators or asigns 
to have a:id to hold for Ever and I the .sd. John wescot 
doe warant this my sail good in law free from any former 
sals gifts or morgessis or any iust claime by any purson or 
puvsons what so ever for the tru performmance of all and 
every of the premisis I have seat to my hand and sealle 
this 6 day of feberiwary 1681 

witnes John wescott. (S) 

the mark of 

Harmon X Jonson 

the mark of 

WILLIAM X WETHERBE 

This is A tru Copy tacken out by me 

ElCHARD GiLDEESLEVE 

Clark. 

September the 6 1682 

A sai-tin parshall of goods which belonged to John 
marshull he the .sd. marshall being indepted to Elias dur- 
land as was made aper before the cort at Hempsted was 
prised by men on chosen by Elias durland ho was the cred- 
etor and the other chosen by the constable and overseers 
in the behalfe of John marshall both being sworn by the 
constable and the price of the .sd. goods is valued by the 
.sd. prisers which was John pin and Addam mott Juner at 
two pound seaventenn shihngs the goods that was prised 



406 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

was a chest and sum slays and harnessis and two or thre 
pound of yarn 

Recorded by me 

ElCHARD GiLDEKKLEEVE 

Clark. 

Page 38. 

Thes may sartyfy that whare as a sartain Indian caled 
wamassonimau kiled two wolfs and delivered them to the 
constable John smith the .sd. constable have payd and sat- 
isfied the .sd. Indian for the .sd. two wolvs two Indian cots 
and five shilens and a quart of rum and the .sd. Indian ac- 
know ledged him selfe fuUly satisfied for the .sd. woulfs be- 
fore us wilUiam Jecoks and Joseph willliams October the 17 
1682. 

by me Eichard Gildeesleeve 

Clark. 

Thes may sartify that tackapousha the sagamor brought 
to John Smith the constable the head of a wolfe the . sd . 
constable have fullly satisfied the . sd . tackapousha to his 
content for the . sd . wolfs head and this was done befor two 
oversers willliam Jecok and Joseph willliams 

by me Eichard Gildeesleeve 

Clark. 
Thes may sartyfi that the constable hath satisfied for thre 
woulfs two to two endians and on to Captain John Seaman 
twenty shilins for Ech woulfe 

Page 39. 

At a Toun meting ,held the 13 of march 1680 was granted 
by the mager vote that samuel denton shall have liberty to 
tack up eyght and twenty acors of land which is the re- 
mainder of his fifty acors 

To all tru Christian people to horn this my presant writ- 
ing shall com or it shall be seene read or understood robart 
bedle the Elder of Hemsted upon long Hand husbanman 
sendeth greting in our Lord god Everlasting know ye that 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 407 

I the . sd . robart bedle for the Daturall afections that I doe 
have to my sonii in law Charls Abrams have given granted 
infefed and oonfarmed and by thes presants doe grant in- 
fefe and conf arme unto the . sd . Charls Abrams a sartain 
hollow of land upon Hemsted plain which I purchesed of 
willliam Jecoks of Hemsted afor . sd . containg by Estem- 
ation two acors of land or there about and of six aoors of 
wood land nere aioyning to Thomas larlands loott in the 
Touu of Hemsted afor . sd . to have and to hold the . sd . 
htilow of land and privilidge unto the . sd . Charls Abrams 
his Eyers and asigns for ever with out the law sub-let of 
me the . sd . robart bedle my eyers or asigns or any other 
purson or pursons claiming any right title or intrust by 
from or under me or them and clere from all formar sals in- 
combranses what so ever by thes presants in witnes where- 
of I have ht're unto seat my hand this twenteth day of nov- 
embar 1681 sined and delivred in the presants of 
MOKGiN Jons his 

his EOBABT X BEDLE 

George X Hicks mark, 

mark. 

This is A tru Copi so nere as I can out of 
the oregenal 

by me Richard Gildeesleve Clark. 

Page 40. 

know all men by this presants hom this may consarn 
that I William thickston of Hemsted upon Long Hand in 
the north riding of yorksher have and doe by thes pres- 
ants bargen sell and alyenat from me my Eyers exsecutors 
adminestrators an asigns unto hinery dosenboro Juner of 
the same place to him his eyers exsecutors adminestrators 
or asigns A par«hall of land containing fifty acors mor or 
les as it was layd out the land lying on the west sid of a 
fresh medow cominly called fosters medow in the Bounds 
of Hemsted the hoU loot of land containing on hundred acors 
mor or les as it was layd out which lot of land the . sd . 



408 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

hindrick is to have the half of it being bounded on the East 
by a hyway that runs by the medow side and so running 
west ward 133 rods in length and in bredth it is 120 roads 
and the . sd . hinnery is to have the south sid of if I the 
. sd . william thiokston doe own to have sould the afore 
mentioned land from me my Eyers exsecutors admines- 
trators or asins unto henery disboro to "him his eyers 
exsecutors admin estrators or asins to have and to hould for 
ever from any that shall lay any iust claime ther unto for and 
in consederation of a valiable sum and full satisfaction all 
redy resaived in confarmation here of I have seat to my 
hand and seale this twenteth day of ffeberiwary in the yere 
of our lord 1681-2 

sined seald and delivered his 

in the presanc of us willliam X thickston (S) 
NATHANIEL Pebsall mark. 

Jeeemiah wood 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVE 

Clark. 
This is a tru copy taken by me 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVE 

Clark. 

wee the constable and overseers in the behalf e of the 
Towne doe hereby impower nathaniel persall in the name 
of the Toune of Hemsted to forwarn any purson or pursons 
that are going about to build or settle upoii our land at 
rockaway or upon any other place in the bounds of Hem- 
sted except thay have liberty from the Town. 
the 29th of november 1682 

John Smith 
Joseph Williams 

his 
Wllliam X Jecoks 

mark. 
Jonathan Smith 



hempstead towk eecoeds. 409 

Page 41. 
desember the 2 1682 

at a town meting held in hemsted was by mager vote con- 
chided that iiathaniel persall sliould goe to rockaway to 
fore warn Jerom rapye and John tuneson and John hance 
from of our land at Eockaway and the constable and over- 
sers have libberty to make ohoys of two more to goe with 
the above said nathaniel persall 

desember the (3 1682 

the constable and overseers hired Richard Gildersleve 
sener to beat the drom for- the Town for all ooations in the 
Toun exsepting tranings and as is to have twenty shilins 
for the yere 

desember the 8 1682 

at a tuun meting held in hemsted was by mager vote con- 
cluded that the constable and oversers should mack choys 
of a man to plead ther cas at Jemeco sesions against John 
hance and his asosiats for the upholding and maintaining 
of our land at rocaway and the constable and the overseers 
have liberty to mack choys of two or three more of the 
Towne to asist them 

At a Town meeting in Hemsted the 4 of Jenewary 1682 
Robert Marvin and Richard valintiu was chosen by mager 
vote of the Town forth with to hyer carpinturs to build a 
parsonage hous acording to the demeutions allredy agreed 
and recordded in the Town boock and thay are to agre 
with the carpinters to compleat all the carpentre work it is 
to be understood that the hous above mentioned is a town 
hous 

at A towne meeting held in hempsted Aprill ye 18 1684 
that it is agreed upon by the major vote that for the fu- 
ture none of the Inhabitants of this towne bring in any 
Vots more then their owue except it bee through Sixness 
or Lameness and if Soe then they Send and order on the 
publique towne meeting that they gave him that brings 



410 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

their vote their order soe to precede for therp and noe other 
votes to be of any Effect 

by Order Recorded by mee 

Tea : Chappell Clar. 
Page 42. 

know all- men by thes presants that I Jeames bate of 
Hemsted on long Hand in the north Riding of new yorksher 
have sold and doe own to have sold to mathias Johnson 
boockout of New York a parshall of land lying at madnans 
neck the loot being the fifty second loot and number of 
acars forty seaven mor or les as it was layd out at first 
boundded on the north by a loot of Richard Gildersleve 
and on the south by a loot of Abraham Smiths I the . sd . 
bate have sold and alyenated the land abov . sd . from me 
my Eyers or asigns to the above . sd . mathias Johnson 
boockout to him his Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators 
or asigns to have and to hold for Ever and doe uphold 
my sale to be good and lawfull from any clame I 
the . sd . Jeams bate have sold the land above . sd . 
with such preveleges as belong ther unto where unto I 
seat to my hand and fexed my seale desember the ninthenth 
on thousand six hundred eyghty and two signed seled in 
presenc of us 

John Cable Jeams bate (S) 

Joseph petet 

This is a tru copy tacken by me 

Richard Gildeesleve Clark 

Thes may satisfi hom it may consarn that I william Jons 
of Cow neck have sould unto Thomas okley a heffer that 
will be two yers old the next spring which I had of Chris- 
tofor yemans and is now in the hands of John Smith of 
Hemsted and doe acknowledg to have reseived full satis- 
faction for hur as witnes my hand the 16 of desember 1682. 

the mark of 

William X Jons 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN HECOEDS. 411 

At a toune meting held in Hemsted the 15 of Jenewary 
1682 was given to Mr Jeremah Hubbart lifty acars of land 
to ioyn to the other fifty acars if ther be conveninc for it 
and this was don by the mayer vote of the Towne. 

At the same Town meting was agreed by the mager votes 
of the towne that the towne will satisfie the docter coper 
for the cuer he did for gooddy bats of our town which is 
thre pound and har diat while she was at oyster bay which 
is five and thirty shilins 

Page 43. 

know all men by thes presants hom this may any consarn 
that I Eiobart bedle sener of Hemsted on long Hand in the 
north riding of new yorksher have sould unto Richard 
minttorne of Hemsted in the county above .sd. four ox gats 
that ly in the East oxpaster that is to say all my right in 
the .sd. east ox paster I say I have sold and doe by thes 
presants fuUly frely and abselutly bargin allyenat and sell 
all my right and title in the .sd. oxpaster from me my eyers 
exsecutors adminestrators or asigns unto the above .sd. 
Richard minttorn him his eyers exsecutors adminestrators 
or asigns to have and to hould as his own proper right for 
Ever and doe herby uphold this my salle to be lawfull 
athentick and good from any purson or pursons what sum 
ever that shall or may her after lay any just clame therunto 
and to the true parformmance and confarmation of the 
premisis with acknowledgment of full satisfaction by me the 
.sd. bedle allredy reseived I have here unto seat my hand 
and fexed my seale this 5 day of ienewary in the yere of our 
lord 1682 and in the thurteth yer of his magestis raigue 
Charls the seccond by the grace of god king of great bretun 
france and Irland defender of the faith king sined sealed 
and delivered in the presance of us 

witnes 

Richard Gildeesleve his 

DOBCAs Gildeesleve Robaet X bedle 

mark. 



412 hempstead town records. 

Page 44. 
know all men by thes presants that I Thomas Elesun of 
Hemsted in the north Riding of new yorksher have sould 
unto wilUiam Smith of fosters medow in the bounds and 
lemets of the Town and county above .sd. a sartain loot of 
medow lying in a place known by the name of Hungry 
Harbor I say I have sold the above .sd. loot of medow from 
me my Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns unto the 
above. sd. wilUiam Smith his eyers Exsecutors adminestra- 
tors or asigns the .sd. loot of medow being boundded on the 
west by a loot of Addam mott Seners and on the north by A 
hyway and on the east by a loot that was layd out to John 
Smith R I and on the south by a loot that was layd out to 
the weedow Carle I say I the abov .sd. Thomas Bleson 
have sould and doe by these presants fullly frely and abse- 
lutly bargain alyenat and sell the above .sd. loot of medow 
it being in quantyti of acars of medow two and a halfe more 
or les as it was layd out at first unto the above .sd. willliam 
Smith from me my Eyers exsecutors adminestrators or 
asigns unto the above .sd. willliam Smith his eyers Exsecu- 
tors adminestrators or asigns to have and to hold as his 
own proper right for Ever and doe her by uphold and main- 
tain this my salle to be lawfull athentick and good free from 
all morgages sales or incombanenoes what sumever shall or 
may any way here after arise and to the tru parforemance 
of (.he premisis I have hereunto seat to my hand and fexed 
my seale this twenty 23 of Jeneware 1682-3 and in the thur- 
ty thurd yere of his magestis raigne Charls the seccond by 
the grace of god king of great bretun ffrauce and Ireland 
defender of the faith king sined sealed and delivered in the 
presents of us 

witnes 

John Smith Thomas Eleson (S) 

Richard Gildersleve Clark 

Tnis is A tru copi tacken by me 

Richard Gildeksleve 
Clark. 



hempstead town records. 413 

Page 45. 

Thes may sartyfis any home it may consanie tli;it whare 
as I willliam Smith of fosters medovv in the bounds of Hem- 
sted have bought asartaia loot and hous and well and all 
the labors doone upon the sd loot of iohn wescote and have 
resaived of the . sd . wescot abill of salle for the . sd . hous 
and lattd I say I the above . sd . willliam smith have asined 
the . sd . bill of sail with all the contents in the . sd . bill unto 
Elias burling and John burling of fosters medow above . sd . 
as witaes my hand this . 30th . of Jenewary 1682-3 

witnes 

EiCHAED GiLDERSLEVE Clark. his 

John Tredwell willliam X Smith 

mark. 

Recorded by me Richard Gildeesleve 

Clark. 

Know all men by thes presants that I Harmaii iohnsun 
of fosters medow in the bounds of Hemsted on long Hand 
in the north Riding of New Yorksher in Emereca have sold 
and doe by thes presants sell and mack over unto willliam 
Jonsun his eyers exsecutors adminestrators and asigns 
asartain parshall of land lying and being at a sartin place 
called fosters medow to the quantity of twenty five acar.s or 
the halfe of my land from me my eyers Exsecutors admines- 
trators and asigns to him the . sd . willliuin his eyers Exsec- 
utors adminestrators or asigns and I the . sd . harman eyers 
and asigns will ingage this my dede of salle to stand good in 
law against any claime or claims that shall arise ayther 
from me or my order or any other to him the, . sd . willliam 
his eyers exsecutors adminestrators or asigns I the af or . sd . 
harman doe sell astrang macke over and poses the . sd . will- 
liam with the land as his own proper right and inharitance 
for Ever in witnes whare of I have seat to my hand and 



414 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

seale the 24tli day of Jene wary in the yere of our lord 
1682-3 in the presence of us 

WILLLIAM ALLBUETUS his 

John Ellwin Harman X Johnsun 

mark. 
This is a tru Copi taoken by me 

EiCHABD GiLDEESLEVE Clark. 

Page 46. 

know all men by thes presants that I Harman Johnsun 
now inhabitant of Fostars medow in the bounds of Hem- 
sted in the north riding of new yorksher in Emereca have 
sold and doe by thes presants fulUy frely and abselutly 
aiyenat bargain and sell unto willliam smith of fosters 
medow in the bouni Is of Hemsted on long Hand in the north 
riding of new yorksher in Amereca to him his Eyers Exsec- 
utors adminestrators and asigns from me my eyers Exsec- 
utors adminestrators or asigns a sartaia parshall of land 
of twenty five aoors being bounded by harman Johnsun 
on the South the frunt to the comons it being in bredth 
twenty five rods and eyght score rod loonge I say I doe 
fulUy and abselutly to all intent and purposis Estrang sell 
and make over from me my eyers to the . sd . willliam smith 
him his Eyers and asigns with all preveleges ajjurtanences 
that doe or shall belong to the afore . sd . land and to defend 
this deed ferme in law from all my order or from all other 
a forrin invation Exsepted from mee my eyers SKsecutors 
adminestrators and asigns to him his eyers Exsecutors ad- 
minestrators and asigns to have and to hold as his own 
proper right of in heritance with out any leat or molitation 
by me the afore . sd . Harman Johnsun or any other claime 
or claims and to defend in law this my ded for me in witnes 
wherof I have seat to my hand and seale this 24 day of 
ienewary in the yeare of our Lord 1682-3 witnes in the 
presance of us 

WILLLIAM ALLBUETUS the mark of 

John Allwin Haeman X Johnsun (S) 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 415 

At a Town Meting held in Hemsted the 14th of ffebewary 
1682-3 was chosen by mager vote Mr Seman John Smith N. 
Thomas Roshmor and John Elesou to tack an acourit of 
thos that are propriators and how thay mack ther propria- 
ties apere. 

At a Toun meting held in Hemsted Jenewary the . 18th . 
1682-3 was given Thomas Eleson sener by the mager vote of 
the Towne three or four acers of land on the north sid on 
the west sid of awell that the . sd . Thomas hath made there. 

Page 46 a. 

in the case depending betwen Henery linintun plaintive 
and Eoggr pedly defendant the cort finds for the plaintive 
that the defendant shall pay to the plaintive four shilins 
and six pence for his grse and there being no damig made 
aper to the Cort they doe not see cas to give any : but 
orders that the defendant shall pay cost of sute : 

At acort held in Hemsted by the Constable and oversers 
and by his magistis atority the . 3d . of Jenewary 1682 : 
Abraham Smith of fosters medow plaintive Enters an action 
against willliam wier defendant an action of deate 

at the same Cort mathew bedle plaintive Enters an ac- 
tion against willliam lee defendant an action of dept to the 
valew of thurty shilins and tenn shilins damige. 

At the same Cort Adam mott Juner plaintive Enters an 
action against Mathew bedle defendant an action of the 
case 

The testimony or Eichaid valintin in the case betwen 
mathew bedle plaintive and william lee defendant this de- 
ponent testifieth that he was present when the bill of sail 
was made betwen mathew bedle and william lee and william 
lee was to give to mathew bedle a cou and a hog to be tacke 
out of a company of william lees hogs 

The testimony of solomon seaman in the case be twen 
mathew bedle plaintive and william lee defendant this de- 



416 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

ponent testifieth that he was with mathew bedle when will 
lee forwarned him medleing with the hog thate he had re- 
saived befor 

The testimony of John tredwell in the case depending 
betwen mathew bedle plaintive and william lee defendant 

Page 46b. 

The testimony of daniel person in the case betwen mathew 
bedle plaintive and william lee defendant this deponant 
testitieth that about a month agoe mathew bedle came 
over to my hous and asked me if I see william lees hoogs 
and I tould him I did not know his hogs and he toiild me he 
was going for a hog of his that was amongst wilUiam lees 
blagk before and behind and white in the medl 

in the case dependin betwen Abraham smith J : plain- 
tive and willliam wier defendant the cort finds for the de- 
fendant that the plaintive shall be nonsuted and pay cost of 
sut 

in the case depending betwen mathew bedle plaintive 
and willliam lee defendant the cort finds for the defendant 
and the sut to be a vexsatias sut and the plaintive to pay 
the cost of the sut 

in the case depending betwen Addam mott Jr plaintive 
and mathew bedle defendant the cort finds for the plaintive 
that the defendant shall pay cost of sut 

At a cort of constable and overseres the 6th of march 
1682-3 by his magestis atority Eobart wilUiams plaintive 
Enters an action against simon Jarmin defendant an action 
of dept 

The testimony of Jeams bate this deponant testifieth that 
I herd simon Jarmon say in Eobart willliams shop that he 
had brought a best for him and the beast was in Eichard 
Gildersleves yard and Eobart willliams was in the shop 
when thes words ware spock 

The testimoni of Samuel denton this deponant testefieth 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 417 

that I herd simon Jarman iu Eobart willliams shop say 
that he had a yong best for him in Richard Gildersleves 
yard and Eobart willliams was in the shop when ihes words 
war spook 

Page 47. 

in the case depending betwen Eobart willliams plaintive 
and simon Jarinon defendant the cort ses case to find for 
the plaintive that the defendant shall pay the dept which is 
thre pound twlve shilens and nine pence and cost of snte 

At the same cort daniel bedle plaintive Enters an action 
against Henery linintun defendant an action of the case 

The deposetion of Thomas Smith of Jemeco in the case 
betwen daniel bedle plentive and Henery linintun defend- 
ant this deponant testifieth that he being at Henere linin- 
tuns mill I heard henere linintun charg daniel bedle with 
staling a swine but whether it was a hog or a bore that he 
charged him with I cannot tell for thay ware discorsing of 
both and daniel bedle auswared that he heard that he had 
often charged him but he could not prove it but now he 
could prove it and he would sue him for a slander and far- 
ther saith not 

Sworn before the constable and overseres of Hemsted 

The testiniony of Eichard valintin this deponant testifieth 
that he being at hanery lintons mill daponant hard hiniry 
linton Charg dannill bedle with stalling a Swine but wheth- 
er it was a hog ore a bore that he Charged him with I can 
not tall 

Att a Towne Meeting held in hempsted november 23 
1684 it was Concluded by the Mager Vote that Elias Dor- 
land should have his hundred acars of Land upon the right 
of that was Scadins 

JosiAS Stae Clark. 
Page 48. 

Aprill 4th 1683 

Att a Coi irtt helld att Hempstead by ye Cunstabll and Over- 
seers by his Magistis Athoryty Charles ye second of greatt 



418 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

brittany ifrance and lerland deffender off ye ffayth King 

Tho Eushmur pit in an action off debt Tho Jones def- 
fendantt 

Att y'e Courtt above . sd . Tho Rnshmur apeering before 
the Courtt hatth taken his oatth and sworne to his aCourapts 
that he brought in against Tho Jones for divers pertickilars 
of Smiths woork and to ye truth thereof 

In the Caus depending between Tho Eushmor pit and 
Tho Jones deft the Courtt ffinds ffor ye pit with Costt 
off sute 

At a Cort of Constable and over sers held in Hemsted 
this . 2d . day of May 1683 by his magestis atority Cornelus 
mott plaintive Enters an action against Eobart bedle defend- 
ant an action of the Case 

At a Cort of constable and oversers held in Hemsted this 
6th. of June 1683 by his magistis atority Thomas liigham 
plaintive Enters an action against Joseph Jenens defendant 
an action of dept 

At a Cort of constable and oversers held in Hemsted 
this 6th. of iune 1683 by his magistis atority John March 
plaintyve Enters an action against Joseph langdon defend- 
ant an action of dept 

the action betwen thomas Hingham plaintive and Joseph 
Jenens defendant is aiorned untill the next cort 

Att ye Eecypt of ye Eeckord Booke : ffor ye Towne of 
Hampsted yt I Francis Chappell being Chosen Clerck have 
found written twenty three paiges att this End 

Page 49. 

At A towne meeting held this 15th day of December 1683 
it was concluded by ye major vote that by ye next March 
come twelvmounth they should fence in soe much of the 
plaines ass the Towne shall see Cause 
by order of ye Towne 

Eecorded by mee 

Ebancis Chappell 
Clerk. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 419 

At a Towne meeting held this 15th of December 1683 it 
wass agreed upon by the major Yote and then wass Choasen 
that Mr John Ceemans Left John Jackson & Symon Saring 
should goe Downe to New York and Agree with Mr West 
About y'e Difference between y'e Towne and y'e above sd 
West Concerning theire Land att Cow Neck ; and yt Mr 
West will agree to Defray ye Cargess all ready out in Law 
or t Ise M^here then to put it to arbretation ass or agents 
above sd shall see Cause but if nott then the Towne will 
pay the money and proceed according To Law Recorded 
by ye Towoes ordr by mee 

Francis Chappell Clerk. 

At a Towne meeting held the 9th day of December 1683 
Nathaniel Pearcall Addam Mott Junr & James Bate where 
Choasen by ye Major vote to be presentors and Assesors for 
this Towne 

Recorded by mee 

Fba Chappell Clerk. 
Hempsted March ye 31st 1684 at this Towne meeting held 
this 31st of March it is agreed upon by ye Major vote that 
those that goe downe to New Yourke in Respect of getting 
A pattin for our towne bounds that they gett it as Reson- 
able as they Can and for the good of them selves and the 
rest of the Inhabitants and also upon As good Termes 
Recorded by mee 

Fea : Chappell Clerk. 
Page 50. 
At a Towne meeting held in Hampsted the nienth day of 
December in the year of our Lord Anno 1683 wee the In- 
habitants of this Towne out of ye Dutyfull Respects wee 
owe to our Honoured Governor Sr Thomas Dongon have by 
our full vote given to our said Governor one or Two hun- 
dred Akers of Land as the place will Allow off : bordering 
on the west End of the great plains together with one Right 
of Comonage in our Towneshipp : Recorded by ye order of 
ye Counstabell & overseers : by mee 

Recorded by me Fea : Chappell Clerke. 



420 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Hempsted 

Att A Towne meeting held this 30tli day of January 
1683 There wass Chosen by the major vote of ye Towne ass 
ye Law directed Mr John Jackson Mr Nathaniell Pearsall 
& Mr Joseph Smith to be Commissioners for to sitt in 
Courts of Jeudicatos to try Causes under forty shillings &c 
Recorded hj mee 

Fra : Chappell Clerke. 

Att ye same meeting held the 30th of Januwary There 
wass Chosen by the Major vote of ye Towne Mr John Sfea- 
man & Mr John Jackson to goe to Jamica one fryda next 
being the first of ffebuary ass in the behalfe of ye Towne to 
meet ye Agents in ye Eest of ye Towne in this county for 
ye Chewsing A County Treasurer 
Eecorded by mee 

Fba : Chappell Clerke 

Page 51. 
Hampsted 
Att a Towne Meeting held this twelvth day of ffebuary 1683 
John Tredwell and Jonathan Smith Sener were Choasen by 
the Major vote to be representatives in ye behalfe of ye Towne 
ffor ye Assesing and makeiug A Just Eate for the Countyes 
Charge : that is to be Levied upon our Townes Inhabitants 
and any of the Inhabitants Eecorded by Order 

that have done or Lett any thing by mee 

to the publique to bring in there Fea : Chappell 

Accompts to them abovsd, Clerk. 

Att A Towne meeting held in hempsted this 16th day of 
ffebuary 1683 Mr Seamans Mr John Jackson and John 
Tredwell are Choasen by the Major vote of ye Towne to goe 
Downe to New Yorke in order to ye Getting pf A pattaine 
for the whoale bounds of ye Towne and acording to ye first 
purchase & drauft drawne 

Eecorded by mee 

Fra : Chappell Clerk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 421 

at ye above written Towne meeting- the 12tli feb 1683 An 
Agrement made by ye Clerk with ye Towne y't hee should 
write out these new Lawes that are now made and binde 
them in A book and they are to give him twenty eight shil- 
lings in money and the Towne is to finde the paper and to 
write them in faire Leidgable hand 

Page 52. 

A valluation or aprisment of ye Estate of Thomas Eush- 
more of Hempsted in Queens County desesed Made by 
Nathaniel Pearsall and Jonathan Smith the 23d day of 
ffebruary 1683 by order of ye Justice all valleued Answer- 
able to Money. 

ffirst by one dwelling house valued at 31.00.00. 

one Lott of land which the house Stands 

upon Containeing forty Ackers 

More one hundred and fifty Ackers of Land 

lying between a Eunn called Johnsons Run 

and Sucksess pond. 

More by A percle of Land given by ye Towne 

to Thomas Eushmore Lyeing Southward of 

their Saw Mill ye Quantety being not yett 

knowne all valued at Seven Shillings an Acker 

which Comes to ... . 66.10.00. 

besides that which was given by ye Towne. 
by order More one fether bed oue bowlster & bowlster 
of ye case two pillows four pillow Drawers four 

governour blancketts one red Eug and sett of Curtaines 

Crost at 14.05.00. 

More two fether beds two old blancketts 
two boulsters and one ould Eug one Sett 
of ould curtaines vallued at 6.15.00. 

Smiths tooles. 
More one paire of bellows one sledge one 
hand hamer one Eevitting hamer two paire of 



422 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Tongues one Grett vice one twiran two eye wedgess 

three small punches one Chisis two files 

one fire slice & ye shop all yallued at. ..13.00.00- 

More one Small grindlestone one yoack & Irons. 00. 09. 00* 

More one great Chest one small Chest and box.02.00.00. 

More four Iron potts one Iron ketle 02.00.00. 

four brass kettles 04.10.00. 

More Nine pewter platters one Saltseller one 

Mustard pott three drinking cups eleven plaites 
five porrengers two small baisons one broad 

brimed baison all vallued at 04.18.00. 

More 6 milk Trayes 00.06.00. 

More one warmingpan & two Candlesticks.. . .01.12.00. 

More one Brass Skillett 00.05.00. 

More halfe A Hundred wheight of Iron 00.12.06. 

More two tramells and one paire of Tongues. .00.14.00. 

Page 53. 

More one chamber pott 00.03.00. 

More Hogsheads 00.05.00. 

More two Ackses and two Hatchetts 00.10.00. 

More one old Lineing wheele 00.05.00. 

More two pailes and one piggin 00.03.00. 

More one old frying pan and one old dripin 

Pan 00.12.00 

More one smoothing Iron Six Napkins one 

table Cloth 01.12.00. 

More one Silver dram cup and two Earthen 

platters 00.10.00. 

More one drinking pott and two cheese f atts. . 00.08.06. 

More one paire of Cards 00.02.06. 

More two Oxen three Cowes two three year olde 

Stears two 2 year olds one year old at. . 32.00.00. 
More Two old barrells and one Ancker two 

wasshing tubs one old churne vallued 

at 00.09.00. 

More one meare and colt and year old vallued 

at 04.00.00. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 423 

More two Ackers and A quarter of Meadow yt 
Lies by their house yt wass given to 
them by ye Towne valhied at 10.00.00. 

More one old spade & one old shousfell 00.02.00. 

More one Drawing kniffe & one gouge one 

small Auger & one old hamer 00.05.00. 

More one Lott of Meadow Lying at A Neck called 
hixis Neck containing fifteene Ackers 
or their abouts vallued at 18.00.00. 

Mora two Eights of Comonage in ye Towne- 
ship of Hempsted but ye bigness wee 
cannot yett know-One Saw Mill and 
A grist Mill with all tackling belong- 
ing to them as the mill bills ye Doggs 
and bitch ye can hoockes and Rope 
ye Crow and A cornoow and all other 
Tackling belonging to them all val- 
lued at 140.00.00. 



Totall 357.13.06. 
A true Copy Extracted by mee 

Pea : Chappell Clerk. 
Page 54. 

Hampsted March ye 1st 1683-4 

At a Towne Court to be held by the Commissioners on 
Wednesday the 6th of March by his Royall Highnesses 
Authority 

Winnifruit Thorne PL enters an Action of Defamacon 
Against Hannah Cornwall Deff'd at the same Court Winni- 
fruit Thorne ye wiffe of William Thorne enters an Action 
of ye Case against Hannah Cornwall deffendant ye wiffe of 
John Cornwall 

In a Cacese Depending betweene winyfruit Thorne Pla't 
ye wiffe of William Thorne and Hanah Cornwall ye wiffe 
of John Cornewall Deffe't the Court grants A Nonsuite 
against ye plantive with Cost of Suite 



424 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

The widdow Eushmore Deli\ ered mee and Order ffrom 
the Governour Sent by Mr. Spragg Seer, to Cross out the 
Account of the bed and furniture thatt is in the List of her 
husbands Esteate in this booke Eecord this 31st day of 
March 1683 

by mee Fea : Chappell Clerk. 

Hempsted March ye 29th 1684 

Att a towne Court to be held by the Commissioners on 
Wednesday being ye 2d of Aprill by his Royall High'sse 
Authority 

Cornelius Mott Pl't enters an Action of Debt and damage 
Against William Wyars Defendant 

At the same Court 

Charle Abrahams Pla't enters An Action of Debt and 
Damage against Mathew Beadle Deff'd 

Charles Abrams Pl't enters An Action Against John 
Beadle deif 'd an Action of Debt & Damage 

Page 55. 

These may Certify any Avhoame it may concerne that 
whereass my Husband Thomas Carle did give unto my 
daughter Elizabeth Carle A Lott of Land Lying at A Neck 
Knowne by the Name of Madnans Neck my Hiisband being 
Deceassed and I being Executor of my . Sd . Husbands 
Estate and my father overseer wee doe hereby both of uss 
Ratify and Confirme the Said Guift unto James Bate our 
Son in Law we Say wee doe hereby Ratify aiid Coufirine 
ye . Sd . Lott of Land from uss our Heires Executors Ad- 
ministrators or Assignes unto ye abovesaid James Bate to 
him his Heires Executors Administrators or Assignes to 
have and to hold ass his owne Proper Right for Ever it be- 
ing in number the fifty Second Lott and in quantity of Ack- 
ers forty Seven ass it wass Laid out at the first and thirty 
Seven Rod in Breadth bounded on the North by A Lott of 



HEMrsTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 425 

Eichard Guildersleives and on the South by A Lott of Abra- 
hams Smiths wee Say wee doe Eatify and Confirme the Said 
Lott of Land to ye Said James from any person or Persons 
that shall hereafter Lay any Just claim thereunto and unto 
the true performance of premissess wee have Sett to our 
Hands this 2d of March in ye Yeare of our Lord one thou- 
sand six hundred eighty two and in the three and thirtieth 
Yeare of his Maje'ts Eaigne Charle the Second by the grace 
of God King of Great Brittaine tfrauce and Ireland Defender 
of the ffaith Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents 
of uss 

Wittnessess Jonas Halsteade 

Eichard Guildebsleve Sarah X Carle 

John Carle - her Marke. 

A true Copy Examined and Eecorded 

by mee Francis Chappell 

Gierke. 

Page 56. 

' Know all men these presents that I James Beate of 
Hempsted on Long Island in the North Eyding of New 
Yorke-sheire have and doe owne to have Sold to Mathias 
Johnson Boockutt of New Yorke, a parcell of Land Lying at 
Madnans Neck ye Lott being ye fifty second Lott and the 
Number of Ackers forty Seven More or Less ass it wass 
Laid out at first, bounded on the North by a Lott of Eich- 
ard Guildersleve and on the South by a Lott of Abraham 
Smiths I the Said Beatey have sold and Alinatted ye Land 
abovesaid from mee my Heires or Assignes, to ye above- 
said Mathias Johnson Boockout to him his Heires Execu- 
tors administrators or assignes To have and to Hold for 
Ever and doe uphold and Maiutaine my Sale to be good 
and Lawfull from any Claime, I the Said James Bate 
have Sold the Land abovesaid with such privilege as 
belongs thereto Hereunto I Sette my Hand and fixed my 



426 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Seale December ye Nienteenth one thousand Sixhundred 
eighty and two 

Signed and Sealed in presents 

of us James Bate 

John Carl_ 

Joseph Pettitt 

A true Copy by mee 

Fea : Chappell Gierke. 

Know all men by these presents that I Urian Rootes of 
Madnans Neck in the bounds of Hempsted in Queen County 
on Long Island do fully freely and absolutely Assigne and 
Make over my full and whoale Right and Interest of this 
within menconed bill of Sale unto Thomas Daniel of the Same 
place and County : I say that I the abovesaid Urian Rootes 
doe fully make over the Same from mee my Heires Execu- 
tors administrators or Assignes to him the above . sd. Daniel 
his Heires Executors Administrators or Assignes in wittness 
hereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand this first Day of July 
1684 

Testate by uss 

her 
Wilmatte X Ruts , Teeijan Rutz 

mark 
Fea : Chappell 
William Wiear 

A true Copy Examined and Recorded by mee 

Fea : Chappell 

Clerke 
Page 57. 

this Deponant John Pine testefieth that william wayer 
did promise to pay to Cornelius Mott A paire of showes 
for himself e with ten dayes and with all they had Some dis- 
course about Indian Corne for the Charges but he Cannot 
Say Exactly how much and further Sayeth nott. 

this Deponant Jonathan Smith Senior testefieth that 
william Wayer did promise to pay to Cornelius Mott A paire 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 427 

of Showes for himselfe and to pay the Charges that was 
then out and farther Sayeth nott 

In the Case Depending betweene Cornelius mott Plain- 
tive and William Wyar Defendant It is Referred 'till the 
Next towtie Courb which will be the first Wednesday in May 
next ensueing the Date hereof 

in the Case Depending between Cornelius Mott Plaintiffe 
and WiUiam Wiar Defendant ye Plaintiff hath withdrawne 
his Action betweene them only Cornelius Mott Doth engage 
the Charge for this time 

Hempsted Aprill the 18th 1684 

Att A Towne Court to be held by the Commissoners on 
Wednesday being the Seventh day of may by his Eoy'U 
Highnessess Authority John March Pla't enters An Action 
of Debt and Damage Against John Beates of Madnans 
neck Deifen'd 

Att the Same Court 

John Okissam Plaintiff enters An Action of Debt and 
Damages Against John Wallson Deffend't 

att ye Same Court 

William Jones Pla' enters An Action of the Case together 
with Damages Against Thomas Sothward Defendant 

Page 58. 

Att A Towne meeting Held in hempsted Aprill 1st 1684 
Francis Chappell and John Mott have each of them A home 
Lott att the end of the west oxpaster Joseph Mott A Lott 
to ye westward of those above 

att ye Same Towne meeting Eich'd Minthorne has A grant 
of A home Lott Lyeing next to Mr Simonses Hollow 

Att ye Same Towne meeting Caleb and Benjamin Carman 
have each of them A grant of A home Lott Lyeing at the 
South end of Samuell Pine 

att the Same Towne Meeting Obediah and Ephraim val- 
lentine have each of them A grant of A home Lott adjoyn- 
ing to Calleb and Benjamin Carmans 



428 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

att the Same Towne meeting Charley Abrahams hass A 
grant of the towne for A home Lott adjoyning to ye East 
Side of Mr Seamans feild and on the east side of Thomass 
Seamanses Lott 

att the Same Towne meeting Samuell Eayner has A 
grant of A home Lott at ye South Side of ye two vallintine 
Lotts 

att ye Same Towue meeting Nathaniell Pearsall A home 
Lott att the east end of William Lees 

att the Same Towne meeting Benjamin Seaman has A 
grant of A home Lott adjoyning to Charly Abrahams 

att the Same Towne meeting John Southward Junior A 
home Lott adjoying to his Brother Thomas Southward home 
Lott 

att the Same Towne meeting Joseph Smith George Pear- 
sall and Tho Pearsall have A grant of A Certaine percle of 
Land in the ould feild that wass formerly Captain Jn'o Sea- 
mans Containing ten Ackers being on the west side of the 
Towne 

Henery Willis at the Same Towne Meeting Henery 
willis has A grant of two home Lott Lyeing on the North 
Side to the eastward of the well Thatt Stands upon the 
plains Leveing A Sufficient High way between the woods 
and the Lotts given 

Edmond Titus and his Son Samuell and John Champion 
have each of them A grant of A home Lott adjoyning to 
the eastward of Henery willis at ye North Side 

Page 59. 

att the Same Towne Meeting itt is Agreed upon by the 
Major vote that all and every person that have had grants 
of home Lotts are obliged either to fence build upon or Im- 
prove them within three years and one dayes time or if 
they doe notfc improve the same Lotts according to ye 
above written Agreement in the time Specefied then the 
Said home Lotts belonging to the persons they were 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 429 

given to Are to Keturne to the Towne Againe and not to 
be Sold in the three years time 

Kecorded by order 

by mee Francis Chappeli; Glerk 

This under written record of ye gift 
of land given to Mr Sprage is disanold and 
stand of no efect 

november ye 23 1684 
JosiAS Stare Clark. 

Att a Towne meeting Held in Hempsted this 24th of 
Aprill 1684 There wass given to Mr John Spragg Secretary 
of New Yorke : A Hundred Ackers of Land to Joyne to his 
Lott that he bought of Mr Dowty his front to Come up to 
the plaine ege and the Ramindere ass he Sees Convenient 
nott Jiindring watter Corsses nor Highwaies 
Kecorded by Order 

by mee Fra : Chappell Clerke 

att the Same Towne Meeting Mr John Jackson Mr Symon 
Saring and Mr John Tredwell are Chosen to gooe downe to 
New Yorke in ye behalfe of the Towne in order to ye Gov- 
ernors ordseut to ye Towne And to See to ye Getting of A 
pattaine for the Towne Wee the inhabitants of hempsted 
haveing made choice of three of our neighbours Simon 
Sarring John Jackson John Tredwell for to make sute to our 
Governour for a patten for our whole Towne bounds Give- 
ing these our Deputyes full power to ackt for uss and in 
our behalfes ass fully and Amply ass if we were personally 
present Provided that our Lands shall be Assured to uss 
our Heires and Successors for Ever to be our free Land of 
Inheritance we Eendring and Paying Such Acknowledgment 
ass shall be agreed unto between the Governour and our 
Deputyes 

Page 60. 

Att A Towne Meeting Held in Hempsted this 24th day 
of May 1684 there wass given to Joseph Wood of this 



430 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Towne ten Ackers of Land Lying on ye East side of Mer- 
ruck highway Neare Against his ffather Jeremiah Woods 
Lott between whale Neck path and Merruck Path 
Recorded by Ord : of the Towne 

by mee Fea : Chappell Clerk. 

Att a Towne Meeting held in Hempsted this 24th of 
May 1684 there wass Chosen by the Major vote to meet 
the neighbouring Townes fflushing Jamica and Oaster bay to 
make an Agreement with them Concerning the bounds of 
the Township Cap't John Seamans Left Jn'o Jackson John 
Tredwell and Nathaniel Pearsall : and what Agreement 
these four men shall make shall be A finall end of all ffarther 
Differencess between them and uss provided their Agree- 
ment be not Contrary to ye Guift of the Towne 

by ord Recorded by mee 

Fea : Chappell 
Clerk. 

Page 61. 

Samuell Semans his Bare Marke is A Lach mark on ye 
uper Side off ech Eeare and A half pennee of ye under Side 
of ye of eare 

Recorded this 1 of Desember 1684 by Mee 

Josi : Staee Clark. 

Timothy Hoisted Juner his eare Marke is A Lach on ye 
upper Side of ye of ere and A Half penny under ye Seme 
eare ffebery ye 4 1684-5 J. Staee Clark. 

Abraham Smith his Eare mark is A crop on ye of eare and 
A half peney under ye nere eare June ye 11 1685 

Josi AS Staee Clerk, 

, Thomas Seman his Eare mark is A Lach mark on ye uper 
side the neere eare and A half penney on ech side the of 
eare June ye 11 1685. 

JosiAS Staee Clark. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 431 

Jolin Champine his eare mark is A crop of the right eare 
and A Slitt in the Crop and A nick of the foreside the Left 
eare 

Kecor'd this 18 of July 1685 

JosiAS Staee Clark. 

Whereas att a Town Meetting held in Hempsteed the 
first Day of Aprill in the year of our Lord 1684 Severall 
grants of 3 acres for home lots were granted to severall 
persons and Samuel Titus having one granted to him hath 
had itt Surveyed to him on the north side begining ten rods 
Eastward of the Southeast corner of the Meeting house 
fence from thence Runing East 29 rods a haff thence north 
33 rods to the Road from thence upon a triangle to the place 
of begining Recorded the 31 of march 1712 by 

William Willis Clark. 

Page 62. 

An Aprizement of the Estate of John Smith Jun'r De- 
ceased March ye 12th 1683-4 by Order of ye Justice 
Taken this 23d May Anno 1684 all being Aprized Acording to 

money 

Viz One fiether bed and boulster at 03.15.00. 

2 old blancketts at '. 00.02.00. 

Two chaff beds and two boulsters, five fether 
pillows, Six sheetes, three Coverlids, one Riigg, 
two blancketts, one Small Curtaine, all Ap- 

. rized at 07.10.00. 

ye mans wearing Clpthes 
three Coates, four weascoates three pr of 
britches two Shirts, three paire of Stockins, 
two paire of shews ; and one hatt all prized 
att 05.00.00. 

More eighteen yds. of Ozenbrigs wh't & blew att. .00.18.00. 
three Chests prized at 01.12.00. 



432 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

More 2 hogsheads, one J fatt, 3 barrell, one halfe 
Ancker, three house pailes, eight milktrayes, 
2 tubbs, one | bushell, two Leniug wheels, 
one wooUing wheele, one Chirne, one butter 
tub & one old peck all prized att 02.06.09. 

Pewter, four pewter Platters, two baisons, Sixpor- 
rengers, two Drinking pott. Six Spoanes, one 
pewter Sucking botle, one Chamber pott .... 02.04.06. 
one Lanthorne, two earthen platters, 2 plaites, 
one tin pudding pan, one Candlestick, one 

tunill 00.05.00. 

two Iron potts and two Iron ketles 02.18.08^ 

Two old Brass kettles and one Sckellott 01.12.06. 

To 1 Iron kandlestick & 3 glass bottles 00.02.03. 

More One frying pan, one tramell, one paire of 

tongues, 1 gridiron <fe one Small hooke 00.15.00. 

Two earthen Potts, Seven wooden dishes and 

ten trenchers 00.04.00. 

One gun, one old Sword, and 3 old Sythes. . .01.12.00. 

Page 63. 

More One Sadie and Halter, one Spade and one 

Shovell 01.07.00. 

Three Chaines, two yoakes and Irons, two 
Clevisses, one for a plow and one for a Cart 

one plow and Tackling 02.16.00. 

One Sett of cast boxess 00.15.00. 

1 Settof Hoopes 00.16.00. 

one paire of new wheeles 01.10.00. 

one hundred and fifty four Acker of out land 

att ten Shillings pr Acker 77.00.00. 

Thirty four Ackors of medow together with 
two small Lotts of Meadow one at Hungrey 
Harbour and ye other is part of Mr Jacksons 
Lott lying at Long Neck 50.00.00. 

More One home Lott and one folly Lott att 20.00.00. 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 433 

One old House and old barne with ye Land . . 18.00.00. 

four Iron Wedgess and two betle Eings 00.08.00. 

Three Axess and A Small Hatchett 00.15.00. 

Money one Nienpeny bitt and 6 guilders Wamp . ..00.00.10^ 
Chattells Six Oxen, two 4 yeare old Steares, two 3 

yeare old Steares, four two yeare old Steares, 

all prized 50.00.00. 

Nien Cowes, three 3 yeare old heffers and five 

Calves all prized 36.00.00. 

More Two 2 yeare heffers, Two yearling heffers, and 

one yearling steere 06.00.00. 

Benbow Nott Aprized 

One paire of Stilliards 00.10.00. 

All Comonage and priveledgeis to goe with ye 

other Lands at ye Same Aprizement 

ye totall sume 296.15.01. 
A True Copy Compaired with ye Originall 

Eecorded by mee Fra : Chappell 

Clerke. 

Page 64. 

Memorandum 

There was Left oute off John Smiths Junos Estete that 

was not prised at the first prisall toe horses at 07.10.00 

and sixteene sheepe at aight shillings a peece. . . .08.08.00 
this was prised by Georg hulit and John Jackson 
and recorded this 14 of October 1684 by mee 

JosiAs Starr 

Clark 

Jeams Jackson his Eare marcke is a slot in ye neere Eare 
and a Lach on ye uppor side ye of Eare and a half peni 
under ye same Eare Eecorded ye 27 of marph 1689 

Joseph Pettitt 01. 



434 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECORDS. 

Thomas noxon his Eare marck is one half peni under ye 
neere Eare and a nick under ye sam Eare bettwen ye half 
peni and ye head. 

Recorded ye 27 of march 1689 

Joseph Pettit 

Cla. 
Page 65. 

These presants Witneseth that I Jonathan Smith Eock 
off hempsted in Queues County on Long island in america 
husbandman doe heere by ffuUy and abselutely Sell and 
Macke over ffrom me my Ayers Exsectators addmynistrea- 
tors or asines a sartaine ffifty Ackor Lott of upLand as it was 
Laide oute to Thomas Wallis Liing and beeing beetwene 
ffosters meddow and the Little plaines bounded by the path 
that goeth to the fferey on the south and rilies Land on the 
est the Commans on the north and west Unto abraham ffrost 
off fosters medow his Ayers Exceckators administreators 
and asines ffor him or them to have and to hold ffor ever as 
his one fre Land and doe heere by ingeydge to mainetaine 
the saide abrahams title to bee good and Just ffrom any 
parson or parsons that shall Lay any Just Glamee there 
unto witnes my hand this ffirst off May one Thousand Six 
hundred aighty ffore and in his Majestys raine the Thirty 
Sixth yeare the word ffree Land is to bee understood quit 
rent in cause it bee imposed on the townd, given under hand 
and Sele 

witneses Jonathan Smith (S) 

Jonathan Smith ^ her 

ElCHABD GiLDERSLEVE GeACE X SmITH (S) 

mark. 
A Coppy Compayred with the originall by mee 

JosiAS Stake Clark. 
This Above written bill of Seale is Anuld and stands of 
none effect as witnes my hand this 18 of March 1684-5 
witnes 
JosiAs Stare Clark. Abeaham ppeost. 



hempstead town becoeds. 435 

Page 66. 

Bee it known to All whome it may Consarne that I John 
AHene inhabitant in Mashpath kiles in the Quenes County 
on Long Island in America have and doe hereby sell Alian- 
ete and Esstrang from mee my Ayres Bxsecktators Admin- 
istreators and Asines Unto Hennery Mayle of the seme 
plase a bove spesiffied A half hundred Ackor Lot as it was 
Laide oute and now devided to Mee the saide John Allen 
Liing and beeing in ffosters Meddow in that pleace so Com- 
monly Called beeing bounded on the North with the greate 
rode on the Este the common on the South hennery John- 
sons Land and on the West the highway beetwixt William 
Smiths Land and that I say I the sayd John AUine do 
hereby sell and make over the A bove saide Land with all 
the priviledges Apertaineing to the Same ffrom me my 
Ayers Exseckators Administreators or Asines unto ye above 
spetied hennery MaUl his ayers execkators administrators 
and asines ffor him or them pasebly and quietly to inioy for 
ever ffree from Any Cind of Just Cleme or Clames of Any 
parson or parsons what Soever fforren Envasins excepted 
in wittnes heere off I have set to My hand and sele this 
ffirst of August one Thousand six hundred and eighty fore 
and in the Thirty Sixt yeare of his Magestyes Eaine 

Testators 

Abeaham ffeost John Elliuin (S) 

John X Albuetus 
his marke 
A True Coppy Eecorded by mee, Josias Staee Clark. 

Page 67. 
Febewery : ye : 27 : the ye 1656 
Bee itt knowne unto all men by these presents That I 
Eichard ogdin have sold and doe by these presants bar- 
gaine and Sett over and sell unto Thomas Carle inhabytant 
off hempsted in the new Netherlands all which I doe posses 
in ye Towne off hempsted that is to say all My howsen and 
Lands beelonging There unto yt. is the planting Land upon 



436 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 

the Greate plaines with the South Meddowes and the geates 
and the fence upon the Neck With : 4 : getes ffor oxen in 
the east oxpaster with all other privilidges and Common- 
idges that beelongs there unto and ffor this affore said : sele 
of howsen and Lands I the affore said Richard ogden doe 
give unto the affore said Thomas Carle peasibly and quiett 
posestion quietly to posses ffrom Mee my Heayres exseck- 
tors Administreators or asines perpetually to posses and 
inioy for ever witness my hand 
in presants of 

Saeah Hajllsteade Eichaed ogden 

The Marck of 
Joseph X hallsteade : 

This is A true Coppy Comparred With ye oridganall 
by Mee Josias Staee Clark. 

John Carl sener his eyer marck is : a : latch one the fore 
sid the left eyear and a half peny under the same entered 
ye 29 . day of may 1706 Entered by mee 

Tho Gildeesleeve 

Clarck. 
Page 68. 

Know All men by these presants whome This may Con- 
sarne that I Mathew Bedle of hempsted on Long Island in 
the North Eideing of Yorksheere have and do by these 
presants bargain sell and Alianete ffrom mee my Heaires 
Exseckator Administreators and assines Unto William Lee 
of the Seame Pleace to him his Eayers Exseokators Admin- 
istreators or Assines one home Loott of Land Containeing 
three Ackers more or Les as it was Laide out Att ffirst the 
Lott of Land Liing betwene Little Smiths and Soloman 
Seamansis on the East side of the Towne Above saide it is 
that Lott . ye . towne Gave me : I the said Mathew Bedle 
doe one to have Sold the Above saide Lott of Land from 
me my eayers Exseckators administreators and assines to 
the Said William Lee to him his Eayers Exseckators Ad- 
mynstreators and asines to have and to hold ffor Ever ffor 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN -EECOEDS. 437 

An in consideration of A Valluable Sume and full sattis- 
f action All redy Eeceved in Conffermetion, heereof I have 
sett My hand and Selle this : 30 day off Jeuewery in ye 
yeare 1681-2 in presants off us 

Nathaniell Peecell his 

Thomas Ieeland Mathew X bedle (S) 

Mark. 
Eecorded by Mee Josias Staee, Clark. 
William Lee his eare Mark is A Lachmark of ye under 
side the off eare and a slit in ye neere eare this 13 off 
Desember 1684 

Recorded by Mee 

JosiAs Staee Clark. 

Page 69. 

Know all men by these presants that I Eobard Bedle of 
hempsted on Long Island within the Terratories of his 
Royall highnes the duke of York in America husband Man 
ffor divers good Causes and considerations mee here unto 
moveing : As also in and the naturall affections which I the 
said Eobard Bedle do bere unto my obedient and Loveing 
Sones Daniell and John Bedle have given granted assined 
and made over : And by these presants do ffooly : clerely 
and absolutely, give grant Asine and make over unto my 
said Sonnes daniell and John bedle, both of hempsted 
aforesaid husbandmen, a cartaine tract or parcell of upland, 
Scituate, Lying and beeing upon a Neck ( if Land, commonly 
knowne and distinguished by the name of Cowes greate 
neck to the Southward of this Towne and is allso adjoyne- 
ing unto a parcell of meddow belonging and appertaining 
unto mee the said Robert Beadle lying and beeing upon the 
neck a fforesaid, which saide parcell of upland containes by 
estimation twenty Acers or there abouts bee itt more or 
lesse all which said parcell of upland and primises together 
with the appurtenances and privilidges that now are or 
heereafter shall bee belonging, or in any wise appertaineing 
there unto, I the said Robart Bedle do here by give and 



438 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

bestow upon my to Sones Daniel and John beadle afore 
mentioned, there heires and assines, to bee equally devided 
beetwene them, and to bee manured and improved, to there 
one bennifit and advantage, provided all wayes and it is 
here by to bee understod, that nether they joyntly nor 
ether of them Severally shall or may, give grant, sell allien- 
ate or dispose, off the said tract of Land, or any part there 
of, dureing the natureall Lives of mee ye Said Eobart bedle, 
and Blanch my wife : To have and to hold the said parcel 
of Land and primises, together with all the rites members, 
privilidges, commodities, emoUuments & profits to ye said 
paroell of Laiid belonging, or in any wise appertainnith 
there and every of there appertenances, and every part and 
parcell thereof, unto ye said Daniell and John beadle, there 
heires and asines, unto ye proper use and behoofe of the 
said Daniell and John bedle, there heires and assines for 
ever and that ye said Daniell and John Bedle thire heires 
and assignes shall and maye from henceforth and for ever 
respecting the proviso aforesaid. Lawfully, peaceably and 
quietly have hold, posses and enjoy ye premisesses, with- 
oute any manner of Lett, disturbance molestation or inter- 
uption of mee, or any other parson or parsons whatsoever 
Clameing by from or under mee and that the said parcell of 
Land and primisesses is discharged and Clearely acquited, 
of and from all former bargaines and Sales, Deedes gifts 
and grantes, and of and from all other charges, titles troubles 
and incombaranoes whatsoever, by mee had, made com- 

Page 70. 
mited Suffered or done. In witnesse whereof, I have here 
Unto sett my hand and Scale the 30th day of June anno 
1671 

Sealed and delivered in presants off 

John Smith Eobeet Beadle (S) 

Joseph Williams his X mark 

Eichaed Chalton 
A True Coppy by Mee Eecorded 

Josi : Staee Clar 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 439 

Know all men by these presants that I John Bedle of 
hempsted hath bought a hefer of one yere old and wanting 
that was sold att An oute crie by the Constable , a white 
hefer with black Eares her marks is A Crop of the nere 
eare and A l;ia]fpeny under the of eare Sold ye 21 of desem- 
Vjer 1684 Eecordded by ye Constables and Colectors order, 
by mee 

JosiAS Staer Clark. 

A Kecord of twenty five acors of Land Laid oute to Sam- 
uell Bainer by Cap't Seman ye Land situate and Lying in 
ye South woods begining at a marcked tree standing aboute 
sixtene Rods above ye fence yt fenceth washborns necke 
so called and Rining aboute north and by Est 70 perches 
or Rods and then 55 rods or perches about west and by 
north and then 70 Rods aboute South and by west and then 
55 Rods or perches about East and by South to ye senter 
which mackes twenty five acors an accoumpt of ye survey 
given by Cap't John Seman and Entered in ye Records by 
mee may the 16 1692 

Joseph Petit Clarcke 

Page 71. 

Know all men by these presants unto whome This May 
Consarne that I William Jecocks off hempsted on Long 
Island in Queenes County do bargaine sell allinete and de- 
liver ffrom mee My Eayres Exseckators Administreat and 
Assings Unto Aron Anderson Underdunk Liveing in the 
New Camp beelonging to the fflatbush to him his Eayers 
Exseckators Administreators and Assings A parcell of 
Land Containeing one hundred Ackors More or Lese as it 
was Laid ougt Liing on the South off hennery Dusenburoys 
onely a hy waye off ffore rods wide beetwene, bounded on 
the East by a hie waye yt : runs by the Meddow side and so 
runing westward : 160 : Roods in Length and : 100 : rods in 
bredth. I the said William Jacocks do one to have sold 
the Affore Mentioned Lot off Land from me my eayers 



MO HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

Exsackators AdminiStreators and A Sings to ye Aron Ander- 
son to him to have and to hold for Ever in Confiremation 
heereoff I have Sett to My hand and Sele this : 23 : of Oc- 
tober in ye Yeare of oure Lord God 1684 
Sined Seled and Delivered in presants of us 
JosiAS Stake his 

HBNDRICK DOSSENBUEGH WiLLIAM X JaCOCKS (S) 

PiETEE Johnson Sokoll Mark and sele 

Recorded by Mee this : 12 : day off Desember 1684 

Josi : Staee Clark. 
Page 72. 

Widdow WilKs her Lott Laide oute at hogisLand Com- 
monly so Called that Lieth Southard from ye Mill river 
Neck her Lott being : 11 : acars 46 rod ffor which shee hath 
all The Meddow Lieing on the said Island granted to her : 
but the upland with the treese and other privilidgs belong- 
ing to itt with ffree Egreese and legresse is resarved to the 
Town off hempsted Recorded by ine 

JosiAs Staee Clark 

Att A Towns Meteing held in Hepsted This : 22 : of jene : 
1684-5 There was given hj the Mayger Vote of ye Inhabit- 
ants of ye said towne unto Siman Garmen A peece of Land 
to the quantity of one Aker and half of Land or there A 
bouts Lying on ye South Side of Jeremiah Wood lot yt 
Lieth beetwene his ffather bedle and Tho Ireland Ther bee- 
ing A Hy Way Lef betwen his Land and Thomas Ireland 
recorded by Mee 

Josi Staee Clark 

whereas formerly there was sould to Samuell Emery a 
sartaine parcell of Land by ye towne att a Generall towue 
Meting and full satisfaction was made for ye same but ye 
Records thereof being not founde it is thereffore uow or- 
dered by a Generall towne meeting that ye said Saml be 
Entered in ye Records the Land Ljdng on ye south side of 
ye towne and runing direct betwen John Carmaus feld cor- 
ner and John Pines Lott corner only a highway is to be leaft 
betwene John Pines lott and ye said Land a high way of 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 441 

six Rods wide and to Joyne to ye : sd . Samuell Emeries fifty 
acor lott and north to ye Land formerly given to Tliomaw 
Champin 

Eecorded this 27 of Desember 1688 by raee 

Joseph Pettit Clarke. 
Page 73. 

know all men by these presants tliat I jonah ffordham of 
Hempsted in the north Riding of new yorksber have sold 
and doe by thes presapts fully and frely sell and alyenate 
from me my Eyers and asigns to Mr Robart Coe of Je- 
maica in the same Riding afore S'd his Eyers and asigns 
on loot of land of fifty acars as it is and hath benue layd 
out to me by the towne'savuaier Captain Seaman lying and 
being setuate in a place on the South sid of Hemsted 
Plaines comminly caled fosters meedow neie to the Hyway 
on the north side of the s'd hyway boundded by the west 
sid of the westtarn valy that runs from the s'd medow on 
the west sid and by tres marked along by the sid of the s'd 
valy and bounded on the East sid by a lot of land of wil- 
liam smith the front being marked by tres ner the s'd byway 
and the rare up north ward toward the plaine the s'd loot of 
land as afore s'd I doe her by sell the s'd Mr Robart cooe 
his eyers and asigns to have and to hold for Ever for and 
in consideration of a valiable Sum and Suffetiant caution by 
me alredy reseived and doe ingage to uphold the premisis 
and sail here in spesified fearme and athentick in law here 
by giving full and quiat posetion to the s'd Mr Robart cooe 
in confarmation of the premisis I doe here unto seat my 
hand and seale the twenty niuth day of november Ann 
domini 1678 and in the thurtyeth yere of our gratias soveren 
his Raigne king charls the seccund of England cotland and 
so forth defender of the faith signed sealed and delivered 
in the presants of us 

John Seaman Jonah ffordham (S) 

Robart Marvin 

This is a tru copi by me 

Richard Gildersleve Clark. 



442 hempstead town becokds. 

Page 74. 

Jemeco this 26th of June ano domini 1679 Thes presants 
may testifie any on horn it may any wa}- consarn that I 
Eobart cooe of Jemeca in the north Riding of Yorksher 
upon Long Hand doe by thes presants mak over all my 
right title and intrust unto the s'd bill of sail mentioned 
on the other sid unto Abraham Smith of the same Town 
and shier to have and to hold for him and his eyers for 
Ever as witnes my hand this day and date above written 

teste 

Nathaniel dentun Eobart cooe 

John Smith 

This is a tru copi by me 

RiCHABD GiLDEESLEVB 

Clark. 

be it known unto all men home this presants may now or 
herafter consarn that I addum mott sener inhabitant in the 
bounds of Hemsted in the North Riding of new yorksher 
doe give and grant unto my four sonns by my first wiffe Jane 
mott viz Addam Jeams John and Joseph two of my propri- 
otorsships rits belonging to me in the Towne of Hemsted 
viz the propryartisship of John Cornish and the propriety 
shep of william lawrence with all the rits prevelegs and 
apurtanances that here after shall any way belong unto 
them from the day and date of this presant writing to be 
equaly devided betwen the above specified four sonns I say 
I doe hereby fulUy and freely give and grant to them ther 
Eyers or asigns for Ever with out molestation or disturbance 
from me or any under me as witnes my hand and seale this 
24 day of July 1682 

Sigued in the presants of us 

Thomas Highams Addam Mott Sener (S) 

this is the X mark of 

Henery parsons 

This is a tru copi by me Richard Gildersleve 

Clark. 



hempstead town records. 443 

Page 75. 

Know all men by these presents wLome it may any way 
concerne that I Thomas Higham of Hempsted on Long 
Island in ye North Eydeing of New York sheir have sould 
unto William Smith of fFosters Meadow in ye bounds of 
Hempsted in ye County above sd : a Negroman the sd 
Negro man hath Lost all the ffingers on his Eight hand his 
thumb on the Left Hand I say that I ye abovesd Thomass 
Higham have sould ye abovesd Negro ass abovesd unto ye 
abovesd William Smith ffrom mee my Heires and assignes 
unto ye above (William) his Heires or Assignes too have 
and to hould as his owne proper Eight for ever and doe 
hereby uphold this my saile of ye sd negro to be LawffuU and 
good free from any other In tanglment or Iiigagment what 
so ever and unto the true performance of the premisses I 
have hereunto set my hand and seal this 3d day of October 
1683 

Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us 

Wittn esses 

Thomass Okley Thomas Higham 

ElGHARD GiLDEESLEETE 

A trew Coppy by mee Francis Chappell Clerk. 

Know all men by thes presant yt I william Smith do fully 
mack over this above spetitied negro man from me my 
eayrs and asings unto John Pine to him his eayers and asings 
for ever as witnes mi hand this 18 of march 1684-5 

As witnes his 

JosiAS Starr William X Smith 

Clark. mark. 

At A Towne meeting held at Hampsted October the 20th 
1683 by Eeazon of an Ord'r Sent from New York ffrom ye 
Honor'd Governor and Councel wee the Inhabittants of 
Hampsted have Choasen too attend ye Governor's Ord'r 
in the behalfe of the town Capt John Ceeman Symon Sear- 
ing and left John Jackson to Attend ye Honors order sent 
unto uss 

pr ord'r Eecorded by mee Francis Chappell. Clark. 



444 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOKDS. 



Page 76. 



Too all Christian people too whoame these presents may 
Concerne Know Yee : that I Thomas : Jones of ye Towne of 
Hempsted in ye North Eydeing of New York : sheir : on 
Long Island planter doe by these presents ffirmly from mee 
my Heires Executors administrators or assignes allinate 
bargaine make over and sell unto Jonathan Laicey too him 
his Heires Executors administrators or assignes all my 
Right and Intrest in ye halfe part of two Allotments ad- 
joyning together upon A Neck of Land Called mattagarri- 
sons Neck with all houseing ferTceing Barnes with turst and 
twigg and all other appurtenances that now or for Ever 
after shall belong unto the a bovesd two halfe Allottments 
To Have and to hold ass his owne proper right and intrest 
for Ever without Lett hindrance or unjust Molestation ffrom 
mee the said Thomas Jones my Heires or assignes doe firmly 
by these j^resents binde mee my Heires or asignes doe war- 
rant the saile of these twoo Halfe allottments to be Just 
and ffree from all other Incombrancess whatsoever and doe 
make this my saile to be good true ct according too Law ye 
Just and exact & equall halfe of the two aboves'd allotment 
goeing by ye Name and formerly belonging unto william 
Soaddin and Richard Ellisson if or and in Consideration of a 
Certaine summ of money allready by mee in hand received 
Too all and every of ye aboves'd premises I have hereunto 
sett my hand and fixed my seale in ye year of our Lord God 
Anno Domini 1683 and in ye 27th day of ye eighth mounth 
October Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of uss 
George Heulett his 

John Moubeay Thomass X Jones (S) 

John Beaty marke 

Francis Chappell 

A true Ooppy taken by mee 

Francis Chappell 

Clerk. 



hempstead town eecoeds. 445 

Page 77. 
The Last will and testimony of Eogger Pedly whom the 
Lord being pleased to vissitt with sore sickness near unto 
his Death the which hee knowes not how soone ye Lord 
may be pleased to take out of this worlde I being now in 
my Eight understanding I doe ffuUy and absolutly give 
grant and bequeath unto my true and well beloved Brother 
William Pedly to him his Heires Executors administrators 
or assignes he Living in the Towne of South Hampton in 
the County of Hampsheir in England Seventy four ackors 
of Land housseing cattell or goods movable or unmov- 
ables with my crop and fourteen pounds in money ten 
pounds in Robert Storyes hands at New York in goods 
att money price for a paire of Oxen, the Number of 
my Cattel two Cowes two four year oulds come and four three 
year oulds come all Cow kinde and too Stears come two year 
ould one Horse and sadle five oyle Leather sckins with 
buttons silke to make them up, with three Curnewes eight 
shirts Stubbing how one weeding howe six pounds in money 
in Thomass Boamans hand marchant of New York : four 
falling Axess : one broad Ax : too Augres one Inch & one 
half Inch heading chissell : one bagg one caster Hatt one 
chist one yard and quarter of br.oad cloth : six yards of 
Oszenebriggs trost three trayes two sithes, all Debts : or 
Accounts due to mee which shall be made appear due to 
mee : all which I give and bequeath to my well beloved 
Brother William Pedly affores'd, his Heirs Excecutors ad- 
ministrators or assignes all I the aboves'd Eogger Pedly of 
madnans Neck in the bounds of Hempsted on Long Island 
do will and order all my Just and Nessesary Charge be paid 
out of this my Estate there is due from ye Widdow Eush- 
more one pound too shillings and ten pence eighteen shil- 
lings due from ffranesisco the boateman att New York and ; 
one thoiisand of wallout wood due from Jonn Hedger allsow 
I doe in my Brothers behalfe Order constitute and Appoynt 
my well beloved ffreinds Eichard Stocking John Addames 
aud Joseph Thorne all Liveing in ye bounds of fHushing 



446 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Overseers to see this my will performed Soe Leiveing my 
selfe the protection of almighty God I attest this my trew 
will whereunto I sett my hand and fixed my seal Nov the 
ninteenth ye year of our Lord 1683 

Wittness his 

Joseph Pettit Eoggee X Pedly (S) 

Jonathan Smith mark. 

This is A true Coppy by mee 

Fbancis Chappell 

Gierke 
This above written will is Dissanuld by Rogger Pedly and 
A new one made by his Order by mee 

Peancis Chappell, Gierke. 
Page 78. 
Know all men by these presents that I Richard Gilder- 
sieve Junier of Hempsted on Long Island in ye North ride- 
ing of New Yorksheir have sould and doe by these presents 
fully freely and absolutly allynate and sell from mee my 
Heires Executors administrators or assignes unto samuell 
Emery of ye Towne and County aboves'd to him ye said 
Samuell his Heires executors administrators &c : a Certaine 
Lott of meadow lying at a Neck comonly called Coess Neck : 
eighteene ackors more or Less ass it wass Laide out at ye 
first bounded one ye east side by A Lott yt wass Thomas 
Rushmore which John Smith Rock now enjoyes and one ye 
west by a lott of Edward Spraggs : I say I the said Rich- 
ard have sou^ld and do by these presents fully freely & ab- 
solutly alynate and sell from mee my Heires and assignes 
unto ye said SamueU his heires or assignes the aboves'd 
Lott of Meadow to have and to hold ass his owne proper 
right for Ever and doe by these presents iiphold and main- 
taine the premissess to be Lawfull athentick and good from 
any person or persons that shall Lay any Just Claime 
thereunto and to ye true perforemance of the premisis I 
have sett to my Hand and Seale this 4th of March 1678-9 
and in ye thirtyeth year of his Majesties Raigne Charles 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 447 

the Second by ye Grace of God King , of great Brittaiue 
France and Ireland deffender of the ffaith King 
Signed Sealed and delivered in 
the presents of uss Eichard Guildeesleeve (S) 

Wittnesses 

Abeaham Smith memorandum I ye aboves'd 

Joseph Pettitt Eichard Guildersleeve have 

Eeceived full sattisfaction of 
ye above s'd Samuell Emery for 
the above s'd Lott of Meadow 
A True Coppy from ye origenall by mee 

Feancis Chappell Clerk. 

Page 79. 

Know all men by these presents that I John Tredwell of 
Hemsted on Long Hand in the north riding of new york- 
sher have sold unto Jonathoa Smith Juner of the Town 
and County abov . sd . A loot of medow lying at a place 
cominly called hungry harbor it being the forty thurd loot 
in number and in quantyty twlve acors and seaventy nine 
roade as it was layd out at the first more or lesse to Jere- 
miah wood seaner boundded on the west by a loot of Thomas 
Ireland runing along by a great crick Eastward to a stack 
and then runing about south East to the first crick that 
bounds these loots on the south ward part and then runing 
along by the . sd . crick to Thomas Irelands loot : I say 
that I the above . sd. John Treadwell have sould and doe 
by thes presence fully freely and abselutly bargain allyenat 
and sell the above . sd . loot of medow from mee my eyers 
Exsecutors Adminestrators or asigns unto Jonathan Smith 
him his Eyers Executors adminestrators and asigns to have 
and to hold as his own proper right for Ever free from all 
leats sails morgeges or incumbrances what sum ever to him 
the . sd . Jonathan Smith his Eyers or asigns peasably to 
inioy from me my Eyers or asigns for Ever and to the tru 
performance of the premesis I have seat to my hand and 
fexed my seale this 15th of ffeberwary in the yere of our 



448 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Lord 1682-3 and in the thurty fourth year of his majestis 
raine Charls the second by the grace of God King of great 
bretun ifrance Ireland defender of the faith King signed 
sealed and delivered in the presents of us 

witnessis 

Richard Gildersleve John Tredwell (S) 

Thomas Gildersleve 

This is atrue Copy by me 

Richard Gildersleve 

Clark. 

Page 80. 

know all men by these presents that I ffrances champin 
of Himsted on long iland in the north riding of new york- 
sher have Sold unto Jonathan Smith Juner of the Towne 
and county above . sd . a loot of medow lying on the East- 
erly side of a neck called long neck which was layd out to 
my husband Thomas Champin at rocaway being the tenth 
loot in number and in quantity of aoars two and a quarter 
as it was layd out at the first boundded on the north east 
by a loot of wiUiam Jecoks and on the south west by a loot 
of beniamin cooe I say that I the above . sd . ffrances Cham - 
pin have sold unto the above . sd . Jonathan Smith the loot 
of medow as above . sd . from me my Byers Exsecutors ad- 
minestrators or asigns unto the . sd . Jonathan Smith him 
his Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns to have and 
to hold as his owne proper right for Ever and doe hereby 
conform this my bille of salle to stand god and athentick in 
law free from all morgages salles and in combrances what sum 
Ever I say that I have sould and doe by these presents fully 
freely and abselutly bargain alyenate and sell from me my 
eyers or asigns unto th^ . sd . Jonathan his Byers or asigns 
and unto the true performmance of the premisis I have here 
unto seat to my hand and fexed my seale this 15th of feb- 
erivvary in the yere of our lord 1682-3 and in the thurty 
fourth yere of his magistis raigne Charls the second by the 



HEMiPS^EAD TOWN EECOEDS. 449 

grace of god King of great bretun franco and Ireland de- 
fender of the faith king signed sealled and delivered in the 
presence of us 

witnessis 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVE her 

. Joseph pettit ffeances X Champin (S) 

marke 
This is A tru copy by me 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVE 

Clark. 
Page 81. 

know all men by these presants that I Joseph petet of 
Hempsted on long Hand in the north riding of new york- 
sher have sold unto Jonathan Smith Juner of the towne and 
county aboves'd a loot of medow at rocaway lying at the north 
East end of long neck bounded on the north sid by a loot 
that was layd out to Richard Eleson Sener and on the south 
west by a loot that was layd out to thomas Champin the . sd . 
loot being the ninth loot in number and in quantity of acors 
thre more or lese as it was layed out at the first I say I have 
sold that hoU part of the . sd . loot which belonged unto 
WilUiam Jecok and the half of the aboves'd loot which be- 
longed unto Thomas Jecok I say that I the above . sd . 
Joseph Petet have sold the above . sd . loot as above spet- 
ified unto the above . sd . Jonathan Smith from me my Eyers 
Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns unto the . sd . Jonathan 
Smith him his Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns to 
have and to hold as his own proper right for Ever and doe 
by these presants fulUy frely and abselutly bargain ally- 
enate and sell and doe herby uphold this my bill of salle to 
be lawfuU good and athentick and good in law free from 
any purson or pur sons what sum Ever that shall hereafter 
lay any just claime there unto free from all lets bills sails 
morgesis or incombrances what sum ever from me my Eyers 
or asigns unto the the . sd . Jonathan his Eyers or 
asigns and to the true parformance of the premisis I have 



450 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOBDS. 

here unto seat my hand and fexed my seals this 15th of feb- 
ery-wary in the yere of our lord 1682-3 and in the thurty 
forth yere of his majestis raign Charls the seccond by the 
grace of god King of great bretun franco and Ireland de- 
fender of the faith King 

Sined Sealed and delivered in the presence of us 
witnessis 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVE JoSEPH PeTET (S) 

John Tkedwell 

this is a tru copy by mee 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEVE 

Clark. 
Page 82. 

Hemsted . Aprel the 2d 1683 at a town meting by 
mager vote willlium Jecoks was mad choys of to be con- 
stable 

At the same Town meting Simon Sering and John Tred- 
well was by the mager vote Chosen to be overseer. 

Know all men that I wilUiam Smith of fosters medow 
within the bounds of Hemsted in the north riding of york- 
sher apon long-iland have sould unto Richard dentun of 
Jemeco upon long Island a fifty acor loot of land lying and 
being nere ayoyning to fosters meedow bounded on the 
north by the land of John way and on the South by the 
land of Harman Johnsun and on the East by the Commons 
and on the west by the hiway I say that I the above . sd . 
wilUiam Smith have sold and doe by thes presants bargain 
allyenate sell and mack over all my right title and intrust 
of ye fore mentioned fifty acors of land from me my Eyers 
Exsecutors or adminestrators unto the afors'd Richard 
dentun his Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns to 
have and to hould for Ever fre from all gifts sails mor- 
geses or any other incombrances what so Ever and I do 



ksiiJ'STteAD TOWN RECOEDS. 451 

ingage to mak this my saille good in law against any claime 
or clams of any purson or pursons what so Ever in witnes 
where of I have seat to my hand and fexed my seale this 
16th of Aprell in the yere of our lord 1683 

Sined Sealed and delivered his 

his wiLLLiAM X Smith (S) 

Hendeick X JoHNSUN mark. 

mark. 
Thomas okley 

This is a true copy by mee 

ElCHAED GlLDEESLEVE 

Clark. 
Page 83. - 

be it known unto all men by thes presants that I wilUiam 
alburtus of masppah kill in the bounds of new Town on 
long Hand in the west riding of yorksher in America doe 
and by thes presants sell and make over unto willliam Smith 
of fosters Medow in the bounds of Hemsted in the north 
Riding of yorksher in Emereca to him his Eyers Bssecutors 
adminestrators or asigns from me my eyers Exsecutors ad- 
minestrators and asigns a sartaine part or parshall of land 
lying and being at fosters medow in the bounds of Hemsted 
in America being bounded on the north sid by John way 
and on the south by willliam Smith and on the froont by the 
hyway and on the East to the comans and I the above . sd . 
willliam allburtus do sell from me my Eyers Exsecutors 
adminestrators and asigns and do ingage this my salle to be 
good and athentick in law from me the . sd . willliaiii all- 
burtus to him the . sd . willliam Smith his Eyers Exsecutors 
adminestrators and asigns the land afore . sd . being in 
bredth thurty roode and then runing up tenn rods more or 
las : then the . sd . willilam Smith cums in eleven rods and 
four foote and then runing slant away till the bredth is 
again of thurty rod at the rere till the sum of twenty five 
acors be acompleshed in witnes where of I the . sd . willliam 



452 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 

alburtus have seat to my hand and seale this thurd day of 
march on thousand six hundred and eighty three 

signed sealed and delivered in the presance of us 

the 
John X Albuetus sei Willliam Allbuetus (S) 

mark. 
Heneey Mayle Ju 

James Bate Ear mark is A hoale in the off ear and A 
Crop on the near ear 

Eecorded this 20th day of March 1683-4 by mee 

Feancis Chappell Clark. 

Timothy halsted Ear mark is A Crop of the right Eare 
and A slit in the Crop and tow nicks under the seme eare 

Eecorded this 13 of November 1684 
by me JosiAS Staee Clark. 

Page 84. 

be it known unto all men by thes presance that I willliam 
allburtus of marshbeg cills in Nutown in the west Riding 
of yorksher for and in consedaration of a sartain valiable 
sum by me resaived in hand befor the signing herof have 
bargened and sould alyenated and made over the full and 
iust quantyty of twenty live acars of land lying in fosters 
medow to Hindrick Johnsus of the same place belonging 
to Hemsted on the north sid by John alwins land and 
bounded west by the hyway and by the south and east by 
bernard Egburtus land to have and to hold the . sd . parshall 
of land to Henery Jonsun to him his Eyers or asigns for 
Ever and from me the . sd . willliam allburtus my Eyers and 
asigns to which bargain of sail as above I bind my selfe 
my eyers and asigns to defend against any purson or 
pursons laying any claime to the same and in testimony 
hereof I have here unto seat my hand and seale this twelvth 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEOOEDS. 453 

day of March. 1682-3. Sined and delivered in the presants 
of us. 

EOBERIT BAELOW WiLLLIAM AlLBURTUS (S) 

John woolfstomroftis 

This is a tru copi by me Eichaed Gildersleeve Clark. 

George bauldings eare marke is a Halpeney under the 
Near Ear and A Slitt in the Top of the Same eare 

Eecorded March ye 3d : 1683-4 

Joseph Carle eare Mark is A half peny of the under side 
of the right Eare recorded this : 9 : of October 1684 by Mee 

JosiAS Starr Clark. 

By Eeson othors Gives the same marche above Joseph 
Carle alterd this eare marche it is A Latch a top of ye Eight 
eare and a nick onder side ye eare and a half peny under ye 
same eare and a nicke betwen them both by mee Eecord- 
ed ye 4 of October 1687 

Joseph Pettit 
Gierke 

Page 85. 

Know all men by thes presants that I WilUiam Smith of 
Hemsted living at Fosters medow in the north Eiding of 
new yorksher have sold unto after allburtus of mashpeg 
kills belonging to medlebor in the west Eiding of yorksher 
a part of a loot of medow which I the .sd. WilUiam Smith 
bought of Jeremiah wood Sener of Hemsted it lying at a 
place called hungry harbor that part of the .sd. loot that 
lyeth near a small crick that runeth eras the .sd. loot and 
from the .sd. crick north to the river I say that I the above 
.sd. willliam Smith have sould the above .sd. medow as 
above .sd. from me my Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or 
asigns unto the above .sd. after allburtus him his Eyers Ex- 
secutors adminestrators and asins to have and hold as his 
owne proper right forever and doe by thes present uphold 
this my bill of salle to be good in law free from all leats 



454 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

sails morgeses or incombrances what sum Ever from any 
purson or parsons that shall here after lay any iust claime 
there unto and to the tru parformance herof I have here 
unto seat my hand and fexed my sealle this 28th of Aprel 
1683 Signed Sealled and delivered in the presance of us 
witnes his 

ElCHARD GiLDEESLEVE WiLLLIAM X SmITH (S) 

Thomas Gildeesleve mark. 

This is a tru copi by me 

EicHAED Gildeesleeve Clark 
Hemsted 

At a town meting held 2d of July 1683 ffrances Chapell 
was chosen by the mager vote of the Town to be Town 
Clark 

At the above .sd. Town meting it was agreed upon by the 
mager vot of the Town that ffrancis Chaple should be scole 
master in this Towne of Hemsted 

Page 86. 

Hemsted July the 21 1683 was leat unto Richard Gilder- 
sieve the cow medow at hay brig for 00. 14. 06. 

at the same town meting was leat unto daniel bedle the 
cow medow at ner rocaway for 00. 08. 00. 

Know all men by thes presants that I Eichard Gilder- 
sieve Se of Hemsted on longiland in the north Eiding of 
new yorksher have sold unto wilUiam Smith of fosters 
medow in the Town and county above . sd . a sartain loot of 
medow lying at a place known by the name of hungry har- 
bor it being the thurti ninth loot in number and in quantity 
of acors two and a halfe as it was layd out at the first 
bounded on the East by a loot that was layd out to Jere- 
myah wood Seaner and on the west by a loot that was layd 
out to master Seaman and on the south by the hyway and 
on the north to arever I say that I the above . sd . Eichard 
Gildersleve Sener have sould unto the above . sd . wilUiam 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 455 

Smith as above . sd. from me my eyers Bxsecutors admines- 
trators or asigns unto the above . sd . willliam Smith his 
Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns to have and to 
hold as his own proper right forever and doe hereby uphold 
and maintaine the premisis to be lawfuU athentick and 
good free from all leats sails or morgeses or in cumbrances 
what sum Ever purson or pursons that shall lay any iust 
claime there unto and unto the true porforemance of the 
premisis I have seat to my hand and fexed my seal this 26th 
of July 1683 and in the 3i yere of his magestis raigne 
Charles the seccond king of great bretun france and larland 
defender of the faith Signed sealed and delivered in the 
presence of us 

witnes 

Joseph Petet Eichaed Gildeesleve (S) 

his 

John X Eleson 
mark. 

Copied by me 

Eichaed Gildeesleete Clark. 

Page 87. 

This deed of gift mad by me Eichard Gildersleve Sener 
unto my two sonns vis Eichard Gildersleve .and Thomas Gil- 
dersleve 

These may sartify any hom it may consarn that I Eichard 
Gildersleve Sener of Hemsted in the north Eiding of new 
york shere have given and doe by thes presants fully and 
freely give my two sonns viz Eichard and Thomas Gilder- 
sleve on of my propriotys which did at the first belong to 
Mr Carman I say that I the above . sd . Eichard Gilder- 
sleve Sener have given and doe by these presants and freely 
give unto my sonns Eichard and Thomas Gildersleve above 
. sd . the proprioty above mentioned to them and there 
Eyers Exsecutors and adminestrators or asignes forever to 
have and to hold as there owne to have and to hold as there 



& 



456 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

own proper right with all right and preveleges belonging to 
the . sd . proprioty this from the day and date of this deed 
of gift and to the true performance of the premisis I have 
here unto seat my hand and fixed my sealle this . 12 . day 
of ffabariwary in the yere of our loord 1682-3 and in the 
34th yere of his magestis raigne Charls the Second by the 
grace of god King of great bretun ffrance and larland de- 
fender of the faith King Signed Sealled and delivered in 
the presants of us 

witnes 

Jonathan Smith Eichabd Gildeesleve (S) 

his 

Geobge X Hicks 
mark. 

This is a tru copi by me 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEEVE Clark. 

Page 88. 

Know all men by thes presance that I Joseph Petet of 
Hemsted in the north Eiding of new yorksher have sold 
and doe by thes presants fully frely and abselutly bargain 
allyenate and sell a sartain loot of land it lying at Fosters 
medow it so Cominly called unto Willliam Smith of Hem- 
sted living at fosters medow in the County above .sd. from 
me the .sd. Joseph my Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or 
Asigns unto the above .sd. willliam Smith him the .sd. will- 
liam his Eyers Exsecutors adminestrators or asigns the .sd. 
loot being fifty acors more or less as it was layd out at the 
first lying on the East sid of the swamp that is caled fos- 
ters medow swamp in the bounds of Hemsted and on the 
south sid of a loot that was layd out to Thomas and iohn 
foster fronting to wards the .sd. swampe and rereing East- 
ward to the oomans I say that I the above .sd. Joseph the 
above .sd. fifty acors of land as above .sd. from me my 
Eyers or asigns unto the above .sd. Willliam his Eyers or 
asigns with all rights and preveleges that ayther doe or may 
any way there unto belong to be his owne quietly to inioy as 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 457 

his own proper right for Ever and doe hereby uphold the 
premeses to be lawfull athentick and good fre from all 
lets sails morgeses or incumbrances what sum ever and 
unto the tru parf ormance of the premesis I the . sd . Joseph 
Petet have here unto seat my hand and fexed my scale this 
26th day of iuly 1683 and in the thurty fourth yere of his 
magistys raine Charls the second by the grace of god King 
of great bretun ffrance and larland defender of the faith 
King Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us 
witnes 

ElCHARD VALINTIN JOSEPH PeTET (S) 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEEVE 

Copied by me 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEEVE Clark. 

Page 89. 

The Agreement made by ye (^ounstable and Overseers of 
This towne of Hempsted, they have Agreed to Allow to Jere- 
miah Wood of ye same Towne ten shillings for this present 
yeare ffor ye Lookeing after ye opening and shutting of vdn- 
dow shutts belonging to ye meeting House and to Looke 
Carefully after ye hour glass : begining his time from ye 
first of August 1683 and soe to Continue it too ye same 
month inye yere of our Lord 1684 by je Ord. of ye Coun- 
stable and Overseers by mee 

Feancis Chappell Cler 

Beit knowne unto all men by these presents that I Wil- 
liam Joanes now dwelling on Madnans neck soe comanly 
called within ye bounds of Hempsted one Long Island in ye 
North Rideing of New Yorkeshire Doth by these presents 
ffrom me my Heires Executors administrators or asignes 
frely fully and absoelutly Bargaine sell and allienate unto 
Eoger Pedle of ye same place above . sd . his Heyrs Exec- 
utors Administrators or Assignes three full alotments of 
Lands which att ye first wass Laid out to ffrancis Jacoks 
and Richard Gildersleve and William yeats all which ffore- 
said three Lotts lieing and being upon ye East side of the 



458 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BBCOBDS. 

Neck abovesaid being in quantety of Ackers Seventy four 
More or Less ass it was Laid out att first by ye Survayer 
being in Number 43 : 44 : 45. I the aforesaid William Joans 
Doth by these presents Acknowledge from me my Heyrs ad- 
ministrators Executors or Assignes have ass affore said 
sold unto Roger Pedle his Heyrs or Assignes ye Lotts 
above mentioned with all previliggess and apurtieneces 
theirunto belonging now or ever hereafter shall ffor and in 
Consideration of a valle'wable some already received in 
hand by me William Joanes To Have and to Hold the 
three full lots of land afforesaid with all priveligges & apur- 
tenances thereunto belonging £for ever peaceably to Injoye 
with quiet possesion without any Lett hindrance or unjust 
Mollestation from any parson or parsons whatsoever and 
alsow I William Joanes Doth uphold and maintaine with 
warrantize the premisses above said to be ffirme and Athen- 
tick according to Law and to the true and Jiist perfore- 
mances of ye i^remesisses abovesaid I the Affore . sd . Wil- 
liam Joanes Doth Sett to my Hand and Seale this 18th Day 
of October in ye twenty fourth years of his majesties Eaine 
Charles the Second by the Grace of God King off Great 
Brittaigne ffrance and Ireland King Deffender of ye faith 
and in the year of our Lord 1676 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in presence of uss 

witness 

Joseph Sutton his 

his WILLIAM X JOANEB (S) 

Thomas X Daniell mark. 

Mark. 

This is A trew Coppy ifrom ye 
origenall by mee 

Francis Chappell 

Clerk. 

Page 90. 

Att A Towne meeting held in Hempsted this 2itli day of 
September : 1683 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 459 

Know yee that wee the Inhabbitants of ye towne of Hamp- 
sted by our full voate at the above written meeting have 
Choasen Constituted and Appoynted our trew and Avell be- 
loved ffriends Capt John Seamans Inhabitant of ye towne of 
Hampsted and Mr William Nickols of New York our Agents 
and Attiirneys ffor uss and in our behalfes to aokt fully and 
shew for A Certain e percell of Land Called by ye Name of Cow 
Neck belonging to uss the Inhabbittants ass above written and 
wee ye afforesd. Inhabbittants doe give and by these pres- 
ents grant unto these our Atturneyes ffull power to auli- 
stitute and Appoynt Atturny or Atturnyes more to assist 
them in al the Abovesd. premisses ass those our too Attur- 
neyes Above Written Capt John Seemans of ye afforesd. 
town and Mr William Nickols shall see cause or have oc- 
casion for giveing and by these presents granting those our 
too Atturnyes ffull and absoelute power in all the above writ- 
ten premisses have given ordr to ye Clarke to Record the 
same : they the above written Capt John Seeman an Mr 
William Nickols having disanold all our former Agreement 
made with the Towne Covering A percell of Land that they 
ye above written Capt John Seeman and Mr William Nick- 
ols together with the tow Deasseasd Thomas Eushmore and 
William Osbourne Recorded by Order of ye Inhabbittants 
of ye towne of Hampsted by mee 

Fbancis Chappell Clerk 

Att a Towne meeting held one Munday ye 14th of this 
Instant October : Capt John Ceemans and John Smith Nan 
are Chossen by ye mager vote to goe Downe to New York 
to enter upon the triall for Cow Neck in the behalfe of the 
Towne and to proceed in Common Law If not granted then 
to proceed noe farther being granted by ye former Governor 
Recorded pr Ordr of ye Towne by mee 

Feancis Chappell 
Clerk. 

Whereass . Capt John Ceemans & John Smith N were 
Chosen to goe downe Too New York by A Towne voate 



460 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

These are to informe any Thatt ye above Choice is Dissan- 
uld pr Ordr of ye Counstable & Overseers 

by mee Francis Chappell Clerk. 
Page 91. 

In ye Name of God Amen The last will and testament of 
Eogger Pedly whome ye Lord having ben pleased to vissett 
with soar sickness near imto his Death ye which I know 
nott how soone the Lord may be pleased to take out of this 
world I now being in my Eight understanding doe fully and 
absolutely give grant and bequeath unto my true and well 
beloved Brother William Pedly to him his Heirs Executors 
administrators or Asignes hee my abovesd. Brother Liveing 
in ye Towne of South Hampton in ye County of Hamp- 
sheir in England : Viz : seventy four ackors of Land house- 
ing Cattels and goods movables or unmovables Together 
with all my due Debts or Accounts ass foUoweth : four 
pounds in Merchants pay in the Hands of Joseph^'Carpen- 
ter & nine shillings in money in ye Hands of Robert Miller 
of Madnans Neck, one Cow in ye hands of Christopher 
Yeemans of ye same Neck : and five bushells and a halfe of 
Indian Corne in ye hands of William Hedger upon ye same 
Neck : ass abovesd : together with too bushells of wheat in 
ye Hands of Eich'd Combes and too bushells of wheat due 
from Lewiss Hulitt besides dew from ye widdow Eushmore 
one pound too shillings & ten pence and from ffrancisco 
boteman att New York : eighteen shillings and one Thousand 
of wallnutt wood due from John Hedger ye men whose 
Names are above writben are inhabbetants of Madnans 
Neck (Viz) fourteen pounds in Money in my jiossesion and 
ten pounds in ye hands of Eobert Storey Merchant at New 
York in goods att money price for a paire of . oxen : and six 
pounds in Money in ye hands of Thomas Boaman Merch't 
(Viz) together with goods Left in ye hands of Christopher 
Yeemans inhabbitant of Madnans Neck Viz : three Cowes : 
two four year olds come four three year olds come & one 
too year old come all Cow kinde : four too year owld stears 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 461 

togetlier with one horse and sadle too Cumowes : one stub- 
bing how & one weeding how four falling Axess one broad 
Ax : too Augers one inch & one halfe inch one heading 
chizell with two Iron Potts one fryeing pann one Musckitt 
and one Calfe this years groath and one bagg with my Cropp 
of Corne all which are Left in ye hands of ye abovesd . 
Christopher Yeemans to Look after for mee one Chest now 
in my possession with five oyle Leather sckins and 
buttons and silk to make them up & one yard and quarter 
of broad Cloth six yards of Ozenbriggs together with too 
blancketts one sheet : more Left in ye hands of ye abovesd. 
Christopher Yeemans one tross, three trayes two sythes and 
A New Fann : more in my possesion one Caster Hatt : viz : 
in ye abovesd. Yeemans Hand one plow with tackling three 
sickles one beetle and two wedges and one Draught Yoake 
and Chaine more Left in ye hands of John Oackissam one 
head yoake & a breast plate and Crupper together with one 
ox plow in ye hands of Mr. Addam Mott Senior and plow 
Irons one Curnowe in ye hands of Thomas Jones of Mad- 
nans Neck : more one boult and Cleaviss. The within Men- 
tioned being ye full camplement of my whoale Estate the 
which I doe whoaly bequeath unto my well beloved Brother 
afforsd. his Heires Executors administrators or asignes all 
Due Debts being paide together with nessesary Charges and 
doe in my Dear brothers behalfe Constetute and appoynt 
my trusty and well beloved ffriends Richard Stocking, John 
Addams and Joseph Thorne to be ye overseers of this my 
will they Living in ye Towne of fflushing in ye North Ryde- 

Page 91. 

ing of Yorksheir on Long Island they seing my body Deas- 
santly buried ass becomes A Christian and my abilleties : 
soe putting my trust in ye Almighty God whoe is able to 
order all things according to his will : I comitt my soul into 
his protection and doe testate this to be my last will & teste- 
mony in wittness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & 



462 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOBDS. 

fixed my seale this twentieth day of November and in y^ 
year of our Lord Anno Domini 1683 

Signed Sealed & Attested in 
presents of uss 

Joseph Pettit his 

Francis Chappell Eoggee X Pedly (S) 

mark. 
This is A true Coppy by mee 

Peancis Chappell Clerk 

Page 92. 

Know all men by these presents that I George Balding of 
Hempsted on Long Island in the North Rydeing of New 
Yorksheire I haveing A written Will yett see Cause to alter 
itt ass followeth Severall good Eeasons moaveing mee there- 
to I see Cause to Grive unto my son Samuell Embrey of the 
same place one halfe of my Commonage I say I freely Give 
and make over to my abovesd. son in Law Samuell halfe 
my Right of Comminage from mee my Heires Executors ad- 
ministrators or assignes to him his Heires Exsecutors ad- 
ministrators or assignes to have and to Hold for Ever & to 
the saime I have sett to my Hand and fixed my seale in 
presents of uss January ye 15th 1680-1 
Wittness 

John Cabman his 

Joseph Pettitt George X Balding (S) 

Marke 
A true Coppy from ye Origgenall by mee 

Francis Chappell Clerk 

John Sarings Ear niark is A slitt in ye topp of ye near 
Eare and A Hole in ye Midle of ye off ear with a halfepeney 
under ye same ear Recorded this 25th of November 1683 
by mee Francis Chappell Clerk 

Jeremiah Smiths Ear mark is A Latch marke in ye near 
eare & A slitt in ye same Eare and A Halfpeney on the 



HEMPSTEAD TOWK REOORDS. 463 

under side of ye off ear Eecorded this 25th of November 
1683 

by mee Francis Chappell Clerk 

Page 93. 

To all Christian People to whoame these presents may 
come know yee that whereass I John Ellison Junior of the 
Town of Hampsted in the North Eydeing of New Yorksheir 
on Long Island haveing by my birth wright from my ffather 
Eichard ElKson of ye same place A Certaine percell of Land 
Laide out unto me the abovesd. Ellison Laide out by 
Thomas Eushmore Lyeing and being one ye North side 
Against A plaice Commonly Called Hampsted bevell Euning 
eight score Eod in Length Northerly : in Breadth A Hun- 
dred Eod Euning West : bounded on ye East side by A 
high way : and on ye West Side by A Lott Laide out to 
John Ellison Senior. More twenty five ackers Lying at the 
front or South end of ye Saide Lott next the plaines being 
in all to the quantety of A Hundred and twenty-five ackers 
more or less ass it wass Laide out and now being againe 
surveyed by Eichard Guildersleive Senior Eecorded this 
4th of December 1683 

Eecorded hj mee 

Erancis Chappell Clerk 

Know all men by these presents that I William Jacoks 
of Hempsted on Long Island in ye North Eyding of New 
Yorksheir have sould unto Daniel Beadle of ye same place 
halfe A home Lott of Land adjoyning to a halfe Lott of ye 
said Daniels being bounded on ye North by the high way 
I ye abovsd. William owne to have sold and made over the 
land abovesd. with fencing and trees from mee my Heires 
Executors Administrators or assignes To have and to hold 
for Ever : and doe uphold and maintaine my saile to be 
good and athentick in Law from any Just claime and in 
Consideration of ye same I have received full sattisfaction 
allready in Hand febuary ye twenty third in ye year of our 
Lord one thousand six Hundred eighty & too ass witness 



464 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

my hand Signed Sealed and delivered in presents of usS 
Wittness 

John Caelb William Jacocks (S) 

Joseph Pettit 

A True Copy by mee 

Feancis Chappell Clerk 
Page 94. 

Know all men by these presents that I George Hulett of 
the Towne of Hempsted in ye North Eydeing of New York- 
sheir doe by these presents for mee my Heires Executors 
administrators or assignes for Ever bargaine sell and sett 
over unto Daniell Beadle of ye Town and County Aforesd. 
to him the abovsd. Daniell his Heires Executors Adminis- 
trrtors or Assignes the halfe part or Moyetie of Land which 
wass formerly ye projjriaty belonging to Capt Thomas Tap- 
pin Eyeing and sittuating within the bounds and limitts of 
Hempsted excepting the Right of land in the Neck commonly 
called the Cow Neck on the North side and all other 
broaken up lands of what sort and quallity soe Ever with 
all former Divisions and dividants I say I have reserved 
and Excepted the Land above mentioned or moyety abovesd. 
before the exception I doe by these presents sell and 
alinate from mee my Heirs Executors Administrators unto 
the abovesd. Daniell Beadle his Heirs Executors Adminis- 
trators or assignes To have & to hold for Ever hereby war- 
ranting this my deed of saile to be good and LawfiiU 
against any person or persons that shall lay any claime 
title or intrest thereunto To ye true performance of the 
premises I have sett to my hand & fixed my seal this 22d 
day of May 1676 Ann que Dom 

Signed Sealed and delivered in presents of uss 

Thomas Eushmue Geoege Heulett (S) 

John Brick 

A true Copy Extrackted by mee 

Eea : Chappell Clerk 



fiEMPSTEAt) TOWN fiECOEfiS. 46S 



Page 95. 



Know all men by these presents that I Samuel Dentton 
of Hempsted in the North Rydeing of New Yorksheir doe 
by these presents for mee my heirs Executors Adminis- 
trators or Assigues bargaine sell sett over demise and AUi- 
nate from mee my Heires Executors or Assignes unto John 
Saring his Heires Executors Administrators or Assignes 
one hoame Lott that wass foimerly Thomas Weekes : and 
alsow one hoame bevill yt wass formerly Aron flbrmans : and 
halfe A hoame bevill that wass formei'ly Eichard Bradnells : 
all the Lands aforesd. I ?ay I have sould f5'or Ever unto ye 
abovesd. Saring his Heires or assignes. To have and to Hold 
for Ever and doe by these presents warrant and warrantize 
the saile to be good and Lawful! against any person or 
persons that shall lay any claime Title or intrest thereunto : 
it being for A valluable Consideration in hand allready re- 
ceived : to the true performance of ye premisses I have sett 
to my hand this seventh day of September 1672 memoran- 
dom that it is to be understood yt all the fencing or build- 
ing that is upon or about ye abovesd. is to goe with the Land 
aforsd. and the said Saring is to bee possessed forthwith 
of the Land afforesd. ass wittness my hand the day and 
year abovesd. 

Signed and Delivered his 

in presents of uss Samuel X Denton 

Tho : Eushmube Marke. 

Eichard Gildehsleve 

Eecorded A true Copy by mee 

Feancis Chappell Clerk 

Page 96. 

Know all men by these presents that I Joseph Pettit of 
Hempsted on Long Island in the North Eydeing of New 
Yorksheir have and doe by these presents owne to have 
fully freely and absolutely bargained and sold unto Daniel 
Beadle of ye same Towne my house and halfe the lott Lye- 



466 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOEDS. 

ing on the North Syde of A Lott of Edward Spraggs I the 
Said Joseph Pettit doe owne to have sold and alinated all 
my right and Title of ye house above mentioned and halfe 
lott with all the fencing belonging thereunto and all move- 
ables and unmovables belonging to ye house from mee my 
Heires Executors administrators or assignes to ye abovesd. 
Daniell Beadle to him his Heires Executors administrators 
or assignes to have and enjoy for Ever for and in Consid- 
eration of A valluable some allready received : ass witness 
my hand and Seal decembr this 1st day in ye year of our 
Lord 1676 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of uss 
Nathaniell Peaksall Joseph Pettit (S) 

Daniell Peaesall 

A true Copy Extracted by mee 

Era : Chappell Clerk 

I John EUisson Senior having by my owne propriety in 
ye Towne of Hampsted on Long Island an Allottment of 
Land laid out to mee ye abovesd. EUisson by Rich'd Guil- 
dersleive lieingd and bounding on ye frontt of Henery Wil- 
lisa and Joseph Jenings next ye great plaines being in 
Length three score and twelve Eod.& in Breadth forty and 
in quantety of Ackors eighteen more or Less as it wass Laid 
out by ye abovesd. R Gildersleive bound to answer ye Law 
have Recorded itt this 31st day of December Anno Domi 
1683. 

Recorded by mee 

Pea : Chappell Clerk 

Page 97. 

Be it knowne unto all Christian People by these presents 
that I Robert Beadle of Hempsted upon Long Island 
within the Dominions and Territoryes of his Eoyall High- 
nesse the Ducke of Yorke : in America husbandman ffor 
divers good causes and considerations mee thereunto especi- 
ally moving ass also in and through ye Naturall affection 



HEMPSTEAD T^OWlJ EECORDg. 467 

which I ye said Eobert Beadle doe bear for and towards my 
loveing and obedient Son Daniel Beadle of the place afore- 
said hnsbandman : have given granted Asigned and made 
over and by these presents do give grant assigne and make 
over unto my said Son Daniel Beadle his Heires and As- 
signes a certaine Parcell or Lott of Arrable Land and 
premisses containing by computacon three Acres and one 
Eod of Ground or there abouts bee itt more or Lesse Scituate 
and being on the South part of this Towne and usually 
knowne and distinguished by the name of Stephen Hud- 
sons Lott and adjoyning unto the Lott of ground which 
formerly wass belonging unto Hope Washborn : together 
with all its rights Members Priviledgess and Apurten- 
ances whatsoever that now is or that hereafter shall 
bee belonging or in any wise appertaining thereunto To 
have and to hold the said parcell or lott of GroiBid and prem- 
isses unto the Said Daniel Beadle his Heires and Assignes 
unto the proper use and behoofe of the Said Daniel 
Beadle his Heires and Assignes ffor Ever : And that the 
Said lott of Ground and premisses is discarged and Clearly 
acquitted of and from all former Bargaines and Sales 
Deedes gifts grants and of and from all other Cargess 
Titles troubles and incombrances whatsoever by mee had 
made commited Suffered or done. In witnesse whereof I 
have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the 30th day of June 
Anno 1671 

Memorandum the priviledgess : affore named that now is 
or hereafter shall bee belonging unto ye said Lott of 
Ground is excepted and wholy reserved unto my owne 
proper use & disposall 

Sealed and delivered in the presents of 
John Smith his 

Joseph Williams Egbert X Beadle (S) 

EicH : Charlton marke 

A true Copy Eecorded by mee 

Fra : Chappell Clerk 



468 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 



Page 98. 



Whereas I harman Hendricks ha-veiiig by A free Gift 
from this Towne at a Towne meeting A Qertaine parcell of 
Land being in quantety three ackers more or less ass it wass 
Laid out to mee by Edward Tittus & John Weemans Junr 
Lyeing on the North Syde called westbeury the west Syde 
of ye great pond have seen Cause to Enter ye Same in the 
Towne booke of Eeccords that all Scruples might bee taken 
of : and to Answer the Law therein prescribed 

Recorded this 16th day of January Anno 1683 

by mee Fea : Chappell Clerk 

Know all men by these presents yt I Edward Higby of 
Jamaica in the North Rieding of New Yorksheir upon Long 
Island doe by these presents for mee my Heires Executors 
administrators bargaine sell allinate sett over and demiss 
from mee my Heires Executors administrators be- 
ing the Lawful! administrator to ye Estate of Thomas 
ifeezy late deceased unto Jonathan Smith Senor of the 
Towne of Hempsted his Heires Executors administrators 
on Tract of Land lieing and being on the North Side 
of ye plaines neare against to the Land of John Champion 
containing the number of twenty Ackors or their Abouts as 
it wass Laid out : the Land aforesd. I say I the aforesd. 
Higby have Sould for Ever unto ye said Jonathan Smith 
his Heires Executors admnistrabors to have and to hold 
for Ever to have and enjoy as his owne proper Right and 
Title against all Claimes and pretencis whatsoever it being 
for A valluable consideration in hand already received to ye 
true performance of the premisses I have sett to my hand 
& fixed my seal this 11th day of July 1681 

Signed Sealed & delivered 

in presents of uss Edwaed Higbee (S) 

Symon Sabing 

Thomas Rushmobe 

These may sattisfy any whom it may concerne that I Jon- 
athan Smith Senor of Hampsted mee mj Heires or assigaes 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOKDS. 469 

doe Assigne and make over unto Harman Heudrickson of 
the Same Towiie all my Eight and Title of this within writ- 
ten bill of sale for Land and doe Engage my Title to be 
good as wittnes my Hand this 11th day qf January 1683 
James Mott Jonathan Smith 

Adam Mott 

A true Copy Recorded by mee 

Era : Chappell Clerk 
Page 99. 

Know all men by these jjresents that I Eobert Beadle of 
Hempsted upon Long Island within the Territoryes of his 
Royall Higliesse the Ducke of Yorke in America husband- 
man, for and iu consideration of A valluable Sume of money 
(or the value thereof) to mee in haad already secured and 
paid the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge and there- 
with am fully paid satisfied and contented and thereof do 
exonerate discharge and acquitt my Loveing Sonne Daniel 
Beadle of Hempsted aforesd. Husbandman his Heires Ex- 
ecutors and administrators of & from the Same, Have given 
granted bargained sold asigaed and made over, and by 
these presents do give, grant, Bargaine, Sell, Asigne and 
make over unto my Said Son Daniel Beadle, his Heires Ex- 
ecutors administrators and Assignes, A certaine piece or 
Parcell of medow Ground and premisses lying and being 
upon A Neck of Laud to the Eastward of this Towne afore- 
mentioned, commonly called and knowne by the name of 
the halfe Neck and contens about foure Acres : and a halfe 
or their abouts : bee it more or Less : and is bounded to 
the westward by a piece of meadow belonging to John 
Smith Eock Juaior, of this Towne : Together with all its 
rights, members, priveledgess, comodeties, emoluments, and 
proffitts, to ye said peice or percell of Meadow Ground be- 
longing or in anywise appertaining, with their and every of 
their Appurtenancess, and every part and parcell thereof 
To have and to hold the Said peice or percell of Meadow 
Ground and premisses unto ye said Daniell Beadle his 



470 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

heirs and Assignee unto the proper use and behoof e of the Said 
Daniel Beadle his Heires and Assignes for Ever, and also that 
the Said Daniel Beadle his Heires Executors, administrat- 
ors, and Assignes, Shall and may from hence forth and for 
ever Lawfully, peacably, and quietly, have, hold possess 
and Enjoy the premisses without any manner of lett, dis- 
turbance, molestacon or interruption, of mee, or any other 
person or persons, whatsoever, Claiming by from or under 
mee or by my means or procurement, and that ye Said Peice 
or Percell of Meadow Ground and premisses, is discharged 
and clearly acquitted of and from all former bargaines and 
sales Deedes, gifts, and grants, and of and from all other 
Charges Titles, troubles, and incombrancess, whatsoever, by 
mee have made comitted Suffered or done : In Wittuesse 
whereof I have hereimto sett my hand and Seale the 30th 
day of June Anno Domi 1671 

Sealed and delivered in the presents of 

John Smith 

Joseph Williams Eobekt Beadle (S) 

EicH : Charlton his X marke 

A true Copy Recorded by mee 

Fea : Chappell Clerke 
Page 100. 

Whereas I John Bate of ye Towne of Hampsted on Long 
Island having by A Towne Ackt and Gift A fifty Ackor Lott 
given unto mee the abovesd. Bate Lyeing in the South woods 
on the North West Side of the high way goeing to Henery 
Liningtons Mill : being Laid out by the Comepa&s northwest 
and Southwest ass it wass Laid out by Capt : John Seaman 
of ye Saime Towne and to Answer ye Law I have iind doe 
See Cause to Record the Same being my proper Right and 
intrest this first day of ffebruary 1683 

Recorded by mee 

Fea : Chappell Clerke 

Whereas I James Bate of ye Town-e of Hampsted on 
Long Island haveing by a Towne ackt and Gift A fifty 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 471 

Ackor Lott Laid out unto iiiee, Lying and being in the South 
woods, the north end of it Ljing Against A pond commonly 
called the Bound Pond, the east Syde Joyning to A brook 
which makes gad Island, and the west syde adjoyning to A 
high way that lies bettween George Hulitt and this of mine 
being laid out by Eichard guildersleive Senior of the Same 
Towne abovesaid and now to Answer the Law therein spece- 
fied have and doe See Cause to Record the Same being my 
proper Eight and Intrest being Eecorded this 20th day of 
March 1683-4 by mee 

Fea : Chappell 

Gierke 

Page 101. 

To all Christian People to whome these presents may 
Come Greeting Know Yee that I John Marvin of the Towne 
of Hampsted in Queens County on Long Island in America 
Doe by these presents for Divers Good causses and Consid- 
erations mee hereunto moveing & have ffirmly bargained 
Allinated and Sold ffrom mee my Heires, Executors ad- 
ministrators or Assignes unto Francis Chappell of ye same 
Towne Afforesd, All my Eight and Interest of Land on A 
neck comonly called Cow Neck : being Six Gates to be Laide 
out according to the Gates ass the Eecord doth make Ap- 
pear : to him the sd Fra : Chappell his Heires Executors 
administrators or Assignes To have and to hold ffor Ever 
ass his owue Proper Eight or Interest without any Lett hin- 
drance or unjust Mollestation from mee ye Said Marvin or 
any by from or under mee together with all Priviledges yt 
shall or may appertaine thereunto and doe binde mee my 
heires or Assignes to uphold and maintaine my Sale of ye 
abovesd Six gates of Land to be Just and according to 
Law from all persons that shall Claime any title thereto 
unto ye Said ffrancis Chappell to him his Heires Executors 
administrators or Assignes, ffor and in consideration of A 
valluable sume by mee in hand allready Eeceived and to 
ye true performance of the Premisses I have Sett to my 



472 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECOBDS. 

hand and fixed my Seale this 15th of ffebruary Anno Domini 
1683 and in the Thirty ffifth year of our Soveraine Lord 
Charles ye Second by ye Grace of God of England Scot- 
land ffrance and Ireland King Deflfender of the ffaith &c. 
Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of uss 

John Sieeing his 

his John X Maevin (S) 
William X Thixstone mark, 

mark 

These may Certy all people that I ffrancis Chappell have 
Returned back the above written bill of sale unto ye above- 
sd John Marvin this 11th day of June 1684 and have Sett 
to my hand in Signification hereof 

Feancis Chappell 

Page 102. 

These Presents writting witnesseth that I widdow Lattin 
of Hampsted on Long Island in the North Ryding of 
New Yorksheir have and do by these presents with the 
Concent of my Son Thomas Ireland Sold and Allinated 
from mee my Heires Executors administrators an assignes to 
Joseph Williams of the Same Towne him his Heires. Exec- 
utors administrators or assignes a Certain lott of Meadow 
Containing the quantety of nine Ackers more or Less as it 
wass laid out lyiug and being at Rockaway o i aa Island 
Called Hungry harbour Island, it being bounded (m the west 
side by A lott that was Mr John Hixis, and on the east by 
A lott yt wass John Williamses an on the north by a great 
Crick and on the South by a crick that makes that Island 
I the Said widdow Lattin do binde an Engaige my self to 
maintaine and uphold the sale of the said Lott of meadow 
to the Said Joseph Williams his Heires or Assignes for 
Ever for and in consideration of a valluable Sums already 
received by mee Widdow Lattin and to the true perform- 
ance of all the above written Premisses wee have sett to our 
hands this eight day of March ia the year of our Lord 1674 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EEC0E1)8. 473 

and in the twenty sixth year of his Majesties Eaigne King of 
great Brittaine France and Ireland defender of the faith 
and soe forth 

Signed and delivered in Presents of uss 

John Seaman Thomas Ibeland 

Joseph Pettitt her 

wiDDow X Lattin 
mark. 
A true Copy Extracted by mee 

Fra : Chappell Clerk 

Page 103. 

Know all men by these presents whom it may conserue 
that I Widdow Willisse lately of Hempsted now of Oyster 
bay upon Long Island in the North Eiding of New York- 
shire do sell and alienate from me my heires and Executors 
administrators and Assignes unto Joseph Williams of Hemp- 
sted in the County aforesd and have sold unto him the Said 
Joseph his Heires or Assignes one home lott with the house- 
ing and fence and trees that are upon it or belong iiuto it, 
which Said home lott and houseing I did lately dwell in and 
improve at the Said Towiie of Hempsted wnich said lott 
lyeth and is situate next to the Lott of Josepli Langdoa 
on the North side of it, the Said Lott with the Said build- 
ings houseing and fencing and trees with what priviledge be- 
longs unto it, I do and have hereby sold unto the said Jos- 
eph : as above said for and in consideration of A valluabie 
Sume and sufficient caution allready by me before the Signe- 
ing hereof received, as witness my hand and Seal hereunto 
subscribed and Sett this twenty fourth of March 1667-8 

Wittness 

Jonas ffoedham her 

William Yeates Maky X Willisse (S) 

mark. 
A true Copy Extracted by mee . 

Fba . Chappell Clerk 



474 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

this bill of sale sined by me in Confermation yt 27tli of 
December 1682 

witnes Thomas Willets 

Joseph Pettit Clark 

the true mening 6i ye above written bill of sail is yt hous 
and Lott only with what was then upon it with out previl- 
idg or cominage owned and exsepted by me ye 27 of Dis- 
ember 1686 

Joseph Williams 

this don and Recorded by mee ye 27th of Desember 1686 

Joseph Pettit Clerk. 

Page 104. 

Know all men by these presents whom it may Concerne 
that I Joseph Langdon of Hempsted on Long Island in the 
North Kyding of New Yorksheire have barganed Sold and 
Alinated from mee my Heires Executors administrators 
and Assignes unto Henery Willis of the Same place to him 
his Heires Executors administrators or assignes one Right 
or Propryety in the Township aforesaid. The Eight did 
formerly belong to one Edward wood : it being the twenty 
seventh projjryety, in Number, I the said Joseph Langdon 
doe owne to have Sold the aforesaid Propriety with all 
Priviliges thereunto belonging of greysing mowing on ye 
Commons or Cutting timber on the Commons as also an 
Equall Part of all undevided lands in the bounds of the 
Towne Aforesaid, and all my whole Right on the Cow Neck 
thatt neck on the north Side as also an Equall Part of ye 
Divisions on the Plaines or what other Priviledge may be- 
long to the aforesaid propriety, I Reserving only the hol- 
lowes on the Plaines that formerly was plowed which did 
belong to the aforesaid Propriety, I the Said Joseph Lang- 
don doe binde and Engage my selfe to maintaine and up- 
hold the saile of the aforemenconed Propriety, with the 
Priveledges as before menconed free from all former Gifts 
Sales or mortgages^ or- from any Just Claime by any per- 
son or Persons whatsoever, to the Aforesaid Henery Willis 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOliDS. 475 

to him his Heires Bxeciitors administrators or assignes To 
have and to hold for Ever, for and in Consideration of a 
valluable Sume and full Sattisfaction by mee already Ee- 
ceived it is to be understood there is no Lotted Land Sould 
only the Division on the plaines, and in Confirmation hereof 
I have Sett to my hand and Seale this fourteenth day of 
ffebruary in the Year 1682-3. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presents of uss 

his 

KicHABD GiLDERSLEVE Senor Joseph X Langdon (S) 

, John Smith mark. 

A true Copy Recorded by mee 

Fra : Chappell Gierke. 

Page 105. 

Bee it known unto all men by these piesents that I John 
Seamans of Westbury in the bounds of Hempsted on Long 
Island and County of Yorkshire in the North Riding there- 
of have bargained and Sold unto Henery Willis of the Same 
Place and County abovesaid, fifty Ackers of Land lying at 
ye South West end of the great plaines at A place Called 
ffosters Meadow Being bounded on A Lott of Joseph Pettitts 
on the North, on the West the River Called fo.sters Meadow 
on the South A Lott of Edward Titus on the east the Com- 
mons I Say that I the Said John have Sold the fifty Ack- 
ers of Land as aforesaid unto the said Henery for A Con- 
siderable sume by mee in hand already received with all 
my Eight Title and Intrest there unto belonging and doe 
by these presents alinate my Selfe my heires executors ad- 
ministrators or Assignes for ever from any Part or parcell 
fully making itt over unto ye Said Henery Williss his 
Heires Executors administrators or Assignes to Have and 
to hold as his or their owne Proper Rights and to their use 
and behoofes for Ever, without Lett or Mollestation by 
mee or mine as abovesaid promising to make good this my 
Deed of Sale against any Person or persons that shall pre- 
tend any Lawfull claime thereunto and in confirmation of 



476 HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 

ye premises aforesaid I have hereunto Sett my hand and 
Seal this eleventh Day of the fourth month Called Jiine in 
the yeare of our Lord 1683 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in ye Presents of uss 
Edmund Titus John Seamans (S) 

Samuell Titus 

A true Copy Recorded by niee 

Fka : Chappell Gierke 
Page 106. 

Know all men by these presents that I William Jacocks 
of Hempsted on Long Island in the North Eyrling of New 
Yorksheire have Sold unto Edmund Titus of ye Same 
Towne bounds, twenty two Ackers of Laud Lying att the 
North Side att A place Called Westbury, bouoded on the 
West by a lott of John Seamans and on the east Side by A 
Lott of Hope Willisses and Ranning North and South I 
Say I the Said William Jacocks have Sold and Made Over 
the Land abovesaid to the Said Edmond Titus to him his 
Heires Executors administrators or Assignes from mee my 
Heires Executors administrators or Assignes to have and to 
hold for Ever, the Land twenty two Ackers more or Less ass 
it wass laid out att the first and do niriiutaine my Sale to 
be good and LawfuU from any Jast claime of any Person or 
Persons, in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred 
eighty three : may the twenty Ninth Signed Sealed in i)re.s- 
ents of uss : 

Wittnesises 

his William Jecocks (S) 

Caleb X Cabman 
marke 

Joseph : Pettitt 

A true : Copy Recorded and examined by mee — 

Fba : Chappell Gierke 
Page 107. 

These may Certify all people that I Edmond Titus of 
Westberry in the bounds of Hempsted in Queens County on 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 477 

Long Island have and doe See Cause to Eeoord A Ceitaine 
Lett of Land Containeing A hundred Ackers belonging to 
my propriety being laid out by Captaine John Seamans be- 
ing bounded ass f oUoweth : bounded on the South Side by 
A Lott that Thomas Eushmore Sold to John Seamans 
Jur and the east end is bounded with A lott of Joseph Jen- 
nings and the west Side bounded by A Lott of Henery Wil- 
lisses and besides thiss Lott abovesaid one Lott Containeing 
fifty Ackers Lying att fosters Meadow Laid out by the 
abovesaid Capt : Jno Seamans : & : belonging to the Same 
propriety Bounded thirty Ackers of itt bounded on the 
North Side by A Lott of Henery Willisses and the west end 
Runs Downe to A Eiver the South Side and east end Lyes 
to the Comons the other twenty Ackers Lying ou the west 
Side of the Said Eiver and on the North Side bounded by 
A Lott of williara Smiths : and the west end to the Com- 
mons : all the abovesaid Land being by my towne propriety 
Laid out to mee and now have Eecorded the Same this 
eighth day of Aprill 1684 

Eecorded by mee 

Fra : Chappell 

Clerke 
Page 108. 

Edmond Titus enters Certaine Lotts of Meadow which he 
hass now in his Possesion being his Eight of his Propriety 
the bounds and Contence of them is ass foUoweth viz : att 
the Little Neck eight Ackers bounded on the west Side bj'' 
A Lott of Litle Smiths and on the east side by A Lott 
of Eich'd Vallentine Seners on the great Neck fifteen Ack- 
ers more or Less being A Lott thatt wass formerly Thomas 
Cearles which I had of him in exchange of A Lott that he 
had of mee at Denton's Neck : bounded oil the West Side 
by A Lott of John Pines and on the east Side by A Lott of 
Thomas Ellisson Senors 

A peice of Meadow that I had of John Tredwell in ex- 
change for A peice of upland Lying at Johnson Brooke ass 
you goe to Madnans Neck : the bounds is ass foUoweth on 



478 HEMPSTEAt) TOWN EECOEDS. 

the West Side by a Lott of ye abovesaid Ellisons : and on 
the east Side by A Lott of John Ellisons Senors ; being the 
quantity of four Ackers more or Less and about two Ackers 
More or Less lying in the fly : bounded by John Ellison 
Ser on both Sides and the Creek on the west Side all which 
Meadowes abovesaid being my owne which I have Possest 
quietly without any Mollestation from any Person. Record- 
ed this eighth day of Aprill 1684 

by mee Era : Chappell 

Clerk. 

Edmond Titus eare marke is A halfpeny under the off 
eare and A Slitt on the tojjp of the Same Recorded this 
eighth of Aprill 1684 

Era : Chappell 

Clerk. 
Page 109. 

To all Christian People to whom the presents may come 
greeting Know ye that I Cornelius Mott of Hempsted in 
Queens County on Long Island Sojourner, have for Divers 
good Causes and Considerations mee hereunto moveing 
Ijargained alienated and Sold from mee my Heires Execu- 
tors administrators and Assignes unto Thomas Martin of 
Huntington in the County aforesaid to him his Heires Ex- 
ecutors administrators and Assignes A Certaine Moyetie 
and exact halfe part of my Land Lyeing on the South Side 
of the West Oxpaster in the Towne on Hempsted abovesaid 
goeing by the Name of Shermans Hollow being the Just 
quautety of twelve Ackers and a halfe it being the halfe 
part of the abovesaid Hollow together with Six Ackers of 
Land min-e the Six Ackers of Land I bought of Robert 
Beadle Senr all which Lands I the Said Cornelius Mott have 
Sold ass iss above specefied to him the Said Martin his 
Heires or Assignes To have and to hold for Ever, and I the 
Said Mott ass aforesd doe engage to uphold and main- 
taine the premisses to be Lawfull and good from any other 
Person that shall claime any Right or Intrest thereunto to- 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 479 

gether with all priveledgeses thit does or may belong to 
the Land abovesaid and doe owne and acknowledge to have 
Received full Sattisfaction in hand already of ye abovesd 
Martin inWittness hereof I have Sett to my Hand and fixed 
my Seale this fifteenth of Aprill in the year of our Lord 
Anno 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of uss 
William Jones his 

Fra : Chappell Cobnelius X Motp (S) 

marke 
A true Copy extracted by mee 

Fra : Chappell 

Clerke 
Page 110. 

These are to request of the inhabitants of this Neck A 
peece of Commons Lying between John Locosens Lott 
and A Lott of Nathaniel Pearsall on the east sid of ye 
Neck 

MoRDiCA X Beedient John X Wooley 

Robert X Miller Edward X Avery 

John Brick Ralph Hall 

John X Hanckins Joseph Sutton 

Thomas X Joanes John Bates 

Samuel X Allen John X Hubs 

Richard X Comes William Thorne 

Chejstopheb X Yeemans Thomas X Hedger 

John Okeson Roger X Pedly 

William X Jones Thomas Walliss 

Know all men whom it may concerne that I Jonathan 
Burdge of Madnans Neck doe Resigne and give up all my 
Right Title and Interest in the above written deed of Gift 
to John Lokison of the Same place his Heires and Assignes 
for Ever as Wittness my hand this 3d day of October 1681 

Testes 

Thomas Mullinex Junr ye mark X of Jonathan Burdge 

ye mark X of James Marsh 



480 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

A true Copy of the Deed of Gift of Jonathan Burdge for 
a peice of Comon given by the Inhabitants of Madnans 
Neck as by their Hands the same Doth Appear 
Recorded by mee 

Fba : Chappell Clerk. 
Page 111. 

Know all men by these Presents whom it may Concerne, 
that I Nathaniel Pearsall of Hempsted on Long Island in 
the North Kyding of New Yorkaheire have and do by these 
Presents bargaine Sell and Alinate from mee my Heirs Ex- 
ecutors administrators and assignes to William Wiar of the 
Same place to him his Heires Executors administrators and 
assignes, one alotment of Land Lying on the East Side of 
Miidnans Neck aoe comonly called in the bounds of Hemp- 
sted, the lott Containing thirty nine Ackers more or Less as 
it wass laid out it being bounded on the South side by a 
Lott that was Henery Motts and on the North bounds is 
near to a small piece of Medow it is ia Bredth 28 rods : and 
Runs in Length as the other Lott there Doth. I the said 
Nathaniel Pearsall do one to have Sold the Said Lott of 
Ijand from me My Heires Executors administrators and 
Assignes and also A small peice of Medow that Lyes on the 
North Side of the Said lott of Land, I do owne to have 
Sold both Land and Medow, all that Medow that the Towne 
gave mee my whole Eight in it, to the Said William Wiar 
to him his Heires Executors administrators and assignes. To 
have and to hold for Ever from any that shall Lay any Just 
claime thereunto, memorandum all priviledgea belonging to 
tlie said Lott is Sold with it In confirmation hereof I have 
Sett to my Hand and Seale this day of ifebruary in the 
year of our Lord 1680 

Signed Sealed and delivered in Presents of uss 

his 
Thomas X Suthabd Nathanibll Pearsall (S) 

mark. 
George Pearsall 



HEMtSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 48l 

March the 4th day 1684. 

Know all men by these present writting that I Wil- 
liam Wiar doth assigne this bill of Sale that I had of 
Nathaniell Pearsall my whole Title in itt to John Okisson 
ass wittness my Hand 
Testa 

his William Wieae 

John X Wooley 
mark, 
his 
John X hubs 
marke 
This is A true Copy extracted by mee 

Fea : Chappell Clerk. 
Page 112. 
Know all men by these presents that I Addam Mott Jun- 
ior of Hempsted on Long Island in Queens County : have 
Sold unto Hendrick Mandefell of the Same Towne and 
County fifty Ackers of wood Land Lying in the South 
Woods more or Less ass it wass Laid out being bounded 
on the westerly Syde by a swamp that is knowne by the Name 
of Shermans Swamp and on the Easterly to the Common : 
and Northerly to a Lott Laid out to Petter Johnson Seoll 
and South to the Common : I Say that I the abovesaid 
Addam Mott have Sold the abovesaid Land ass abovesd 
from mee my Heires Executors administrators or assignes 
unto the abovesaid Hendrick Mandefell him his Heires Ex- 
ecutors administrators or assignes. To have and to hold 
as his owne Proper right For Ever : and do by these pres- 
ents fully freely and absolutely bargaine alynate and Sell 
the abovesd Land from mee my Heires or Assignes unto 
the Said Hendrick his Heires or Assignes and do Engage 
to uphold the premisses to be lawfulljAthentick and good 
from any Person or Persons that Shall hereafter Lay any 
Just Claime thereunto and unto the true performance of 
the premisses I have hereunto sett my hand and fixed my 
Seale this eighteenth of March 1684 



482 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Signed Sealed and Delivered in Presents of uss 

ElCHAED GiLDEESLEEVE AdAM MOTT (S) 

Samuel Seaman 

A true Copy Compai'ed with ye Originall 
Recorded by mee 

Fea : Chappell Clerk 

Page 113. 

These are to informe That I Petter Johnson of Hemp- 
sted have A fifty Acker Lott That I have Taken up it be- 
ing a grant from the Towne that those that were Inhabit- 
ants in the time when that grant wass given should have 
each of them taken up a fifty Acker Lott nott obstructing or 
hindering of high waies and wattering placess the which 
fifty Ackers of Land wass laid out by Richard Gildersleeve 
Senor it is bounded ass followeth : att ye Northermost end 
by A Lott I bought of BUias Dorlant and ye Souther- 
most end to my Son in Lawes Hendrick Mandefell and on 
ye westerly Side with Shermans Swamp Soe Called, and the 
easterly Side with ye mill River Swamp, there being Left 
Sufficient high waies on both aides : and now have and doe 
See Cause to Record ye Same in respect of Answering the 
Law prescribed therein Recorded this fourteenth day of 
June Anno Domini 1684 

by mee 

Fea : Chappell Gierke 
Taking my Instrucktions from ye Surveyor which 
wass with ye Townes Concent by A Record of Such A 
grant 

Page 114. 

Know all men by these, presents that I Petter Johnson 
Scoll of Hempsted in Queens County on Long Island Cord- 
winder doe fully freely and absolutely, give Grant and be- 
queath unto my well beloved son in Law Hendrick Mande- 
fell of ye Same Towne and County The moyety or one halfe 



HEltfPS'fEAD TOWN RHOOEDS. iS^ 

part of my Fifty Ackers of Land Adjoyning to the fifty 
Ackers of Land that he the said Hendrick bought of Adam 
Mott Junior, I Say that I the abovesaid Petter Johnson 
Scoll doe fully and freely give and bequeath ye Same, 
from mee my Heires Executors administrators or Assignes 
to my Son in Law Hendrick Mandefell to him his Heires 
Executors administrators or Assignes in Wittness hereof I 
the abovesaid Johnson Scoll have hereunto Sett my Hand 
this fourteenth day of June Anno Domini 1684 

Signed Sealed & delivered in Presents of uss 
Adam Mott Juner Petteb Johnson Schol (S) 

Era : Chappell Clerk 

Page 115. 

Know all men by these presents that I Ealph Hall Now 
Dweller upon Madnans Neck In the bounds of Hempsted 
on Long Island in the North Eydeing of New Yorksheire 
Doth by these presents from mee the said Ralph my Heires 
Executors administrators or Assignes Bargaine Sell and al- 
linate and Make Over Unto Thomas Daniell of the same 
place and County aforesaid A Certaine Percell of Land ly- 
ing and being upon Madnans Neck Adjoyning to the Clere 
Land of the said Hall which Said Land is bounded at that 
end next to the Said Ralph land and Soe to run the whoale 
Length and breadth from thence, I the abovesaid Ralph Hall 
Doth by these presents owne and Acknowledge As : above- 
said to have Sold with that part of privilidge thereunto be- 
longing ffor Ever peaceably to Enjoy and possess for And 
In Consideration of An In Valluable Some already Re- 
ceived by mee Ralph Hall To have and to Hold the prem- 
issess : as aforesaid, and to the true and faithfull perfore- 
mance of the premisses Aforesd, I the abovesaid Ralph 
Hall Doth Sett to my Hand and Scale with Warrantize 
Against any person or persons whatsoever thereunto Lay- 
ing any Directly or Indirectly with the performance of the 
premissess Abovesaid I Subscribe ass abovesaid this one 



484 HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

and twentieth Day of November in the yeare of our Lord 
1679 

Wittness 

Joseph Sutton Ralph Hall (S) 

his 

Joseph X Sutton 

Mark 

A true : Copy Examined and Recorded 
by Mee 

Fba : Chappell Clerk 

Page 116. 

Know all men by these presents that I Thomas Daniell of 
Madnans Neck in the bounds of Hempsted on Long Island 
Doth by these presents Assigne over unto Urein Rootes of 
the Same place, all my Right and Title in this inritt bill of 
Sale with all the priviledgess and Apurtinancess therein 
Specified, from mee and Mine Heires .Executors adminis- 
trators or Assignes to him Sd : Urian Rootes his Heires 
.Executors Administrators or Assignes for Ever as before 
Specified in the bill of Sale, and to the true performance of 
the primissess I Thomas Daniel Doth Sett to my Hand 
this 12th : of March in ye Yeare of our Lord 1683 

Wittness 

Joseph Sutton his 

his Thomas X Daniel 

Joseph X Sutton Juner : Mark. 

Mark. 

A true Copy Examined and Recorded by mee 

Fba : Chappell Clerke 

Page 117. 

At a townd meting held in hempsted the first day of Au- 
gust 1684 Josias Starr was chosen Clark for this insuing 
yeare 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 485 

Att the foregoing townd meting Eichard Gilldersleeve was 
chosen Colect"r for this insuing yeare 

Eecorded by mee 

JosiAS Stake Clark 

Att a townd meeting helld in hempsted the twenty Sev- 
enth of September 1684 Captain John Seaman John Jack- 
son Simaa Serin John Tredwell was Chosen to goe to yorck 
to Mack their deed apeere about Ther Lands and to end 
ther diferaace a bout Jemacoe and Ther Townd a bouts 
there Line 

Att the fore going townd meetin it was agreed by the 
Mager vote that Eichard Stites is to hold his Line in half 
neck as other men doth 

Eecorded by mee 

JosiAS Stare Clark 

Att a townd meeting held in hempsted in October the 9 
1684 There was Chosen by the mager vote Mr Seman left : 
Jackson : Siman Serin : John Tredwell : John Smith blu : 
Addam Moott sen : John Pine : Eichard Gildersleeve se : 
Nathaniell PerceuU : Jonathan Smith Sener : These men 
was Chosen to goe to york the 20 daye of this instant Month 
and to indevor the purchesing off a pattin for the townd 
Eecorded by mee 

JosiAS Stark Clark 

Page 118. 

Att a rublick Towne Meeting held in hempsted The 12 
daye off November 1684 It was by the inhabitants by A 
Mutiall and Joynt Consent ffreely given granted and Con- 
fermed to the Eight honnerable Coronall Thomas Dongaa 
Governor his Eaires and Asines for ever tow hundred 
Ack(jrs of woodland as' it is AUredy layde oute Joyneing 
on the west side with the fours hundred Ackors given to the 
Governor by the Town of flushing runing ffrom the edge of 
the greate plaine to the hills neere suckses pond And on 



486 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

the East side it is bounded by A path Commonly Called the 
great neck or snckses path runing as the path runs ffrom the 
plaine edge to an elbo in the path which is a boute three or 
ffoure Score Rods ifrom the hiles and from thence to A Marked 
Tree that stands on the South Side of suckses poud the 
whole Tract off Land bereing ye Seame bredth Att the 
plaines as it doth on the hills 

Recorded by Mee 

JosiAS Stake Clark 

Att A rublick Towne Meeting held in henipsted Novem- 
ber ye 23 anno 1684 itt was Concluded upon by A Magef 
Vote off the people that there should bee A pettitioii drawne 
up and sent to oure Govenour requesting him that the Towne 
May have Liberty to ffence such A part off the plaines as 
May bee ffor our Convenance 

Recorded by mee 

JosiAS Staee Clark 

At the foregoing towne Meeting it was concluded by the 
Mayger vote that Justis Sering Left'n Jackson Richard 
Gilldersleeve William Jecoks John Tredwell Na,thaniell 
perceull and Samuell Denton Shold se to draw up A pitti- 
tion to send to the Governour 

Recor'd by Mee 

JosiAS Stake Clark 

Page 119. 

Att A Towne Meeting held in hempsted this 23 of Novem- 
ber 1684 There was Given to Mr John Sprage Secretary 
off New York to him his Heires and ASines ffbr Ever A 
Hundred and ffifty Ackers off Land to Joyne to his Loott 
yt hee bought off Mr Douty his ffront to Come up to the 
plaines And the remainder as hee Seeth Convenient not 
hindering Water Corses nor highwayes 
Recorded by Mee 

JosiAS Staee Clark 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOKDS. 487 

Att a Towne Meeting held in hempsted this 26 of Novem- 
ber 1684 itt was Concluded by ye )uayer vote off ye in- 
habytants thereof that Left'n John Jackson Justis Sering 
and Jonathan Smith Sener should go to new york to Meete 
ye Indians and there to Agetete Consarning there Lands 
Allso to ludevour to ye purcheseing off A Pattent ffbr ye 
Towne 

JosiAS Stare Clark 

Att A towne Meeting held in hempsted ye 2 day off De- 
sember 1684 There was Chosen by the Mager vote off 
people Mr John Soman Left John Jackson and Mr Siman 
Sering and Mr John Smith. We ye inhabytants of hemp- 
sted dow Give these oure Deputys ffuU power to act as fully 
and Amply as if Wee was there parsonally presant oure 
Selves both in requesting our Governour for A pattent and 
also ye ending ye difirence Consarning the bounds bee- 
tweene oure Naybouring Towne Jamaco and us and ye 
primises above metioned thes our deputys have full power 
to make a fine end 

Recorded by order 

JosiAS Stake Clark 
Samuel denton did not consent to this 

Page 120. 

Att A Towne Meeting held in Hempsted this 12 day off 
Desember in the Yeare 1684 It is fully agreed and Con- 
cluded on by ye Mayger Vote of the Towne That All and 
Every parson in the presiacks off The Towne that are pos- 
sessed With Any Land in Any part of the Towne Bounds 
Whether by Propieriety by Purchas or by Gift That they 
Shall all have A right in All the Commons in the whole 
Towne ship proportionable to there Lands they are All redy 
Possesed withall provided the whole Towne doth unani- 
musly Joyue to Gether and procure A Jenerall pattent ffor 
ye Whole Towueship but iff any parson or parsons Shall 



488 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOEDS. 

refuse to Joyne with the Towns in the procureing off the 
pattent Then this Actt shall bee Invalued as unto them 

JosiAS Stare Clark 

Att A towne Meeteing held in hempsted in ye 12th off 
Desember 1684 There Was Chosen by the Mayger Vote 
Justis Sering and Nathanil Perceall to goe and to request 
ye Governour ffor A pattent for the Towne and to gitt itt on 
as resonable termes as the can and what these oure deppu- 
tyes doe shall be as A Thentick as if wee was parsonnally 
presant our Seles 

Att the foregoing To\vnd Meeting there was Chosen by 
the mayger vote of ye people Left Jackson Mr Seman 
Georg Hulit and John Tredwell to Agree with ye Indians 
Consarning There Deeds, and if the will not Agree without 
Then thes whose names are Above spetified have power to 
give such a sum of Monny as the and the Indians do agree 
upon and what shall bee given is to be payed by way of 
reate 

Josi : Staee Clark 

Page 121. 

Att A Towne Meeting held this 22 of Jenevary 1684-5 
There was Chosen by the Mayger vote of the people John 
Tredwell and* Jonathan Smith sener ffor to be oversseers ffor 
this insuing year 

Att The foregoing Towne Meeteing There was Chosen by 
the Mayger vote of the people John Tredwell and Jonathan 
Smith Sener to go to Jemaco on ye 28 day of Jenevery 
1684-5 Then and There to Make Coyce of A County Tres- 
nreer 

Recorded by Mee 

Jos : Stak Clark 

Att A towne meting held in Hempsted in Aprell ye Second 
daye 1685 ther was Chosen as the Law Derects John Jack- 
son Joseph Smith Benjamin Seraan to be Commistioners or 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN RECORDS. 489 

select men to set in Cort as Juclioators to end clelirences 
under iForty shillings 

Att the fForegoing Towne meeting there was CLosen by 
the mayger Vote Nathaniell Perceiill to be Clarke ffor this 
insuing yeare 

Att the jfforegoiug Towne Meeting there was Chosen by 
the mayger Vote Jonathan Smith Kock Constable ffor this 
insuing yeare 

JosiAs Starr Clark 

Thomas Irland his Eare marcke is two half penies in ye 
of Bare one on ye uper side and one on ye under side 
Entered in ye Records ye 30 of Jenewary 

By jne 

Joseph Pettit Clerck 

Page 122. 

Att a Towne meeting held in Hempsted Aprell ye 13 16X5 
There was giveing by the mayger vote of the people unto 
William Jecockes a sartaine peece of hasoeky land Ling in 
the slow Jest bee ffore his dore the quantitee of an Acer 
and half or to Ackers not hindriug water Corses nor Higb- 
wayes 

Record by order of ye towne 
JosiAS Stark Clark 

Att a towne meeting held in Hempsted in Aprell 13th 
1685 There was chosen by the Mayger vote John Jackson 
John Tredwell and Jonathan Smith se to go to york to Geet 
a patten for our Towneship Wee the inhabitants of hemp- 
sted do impower these oure deputyes to gitt A pattent upon 
as resanable termes as the can and what thes oure deputyes 
a gree unto shall bee as A Thentick as though wee was par- 
sonnally presant oure selves 

by order of the Towne 

JosiAS Starr Clark 



490 HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 

Att a Towne Meeting held in Hempsted in June ye 11 
1685 There was Chosen by the mayger vote of ye people 
Richard Gilldersleeve sener C'ollectter for To gether ye reate 
a boute ye Towne house and the reate a boute the pattent 
and hee is to have aight pence in the pound for his lay- 
bour 

JosiAS Stark Clark 

Page 123. 

Att a Towne meting Held in Hempsted the '21 day of 
Agust in the yeare 1685 the Gift of two hundred akors of 
Wood land formerly given to the Governor Coronall 
Thomas dongan was owned and Confermed to him by the 
Inhabytants of Hempsted and Captin John semans : simon 
sirring John smith and Joh,u Jackson was Chosen to Go and 
show him the bounds of it 

At the foresaid townd Meeting the Inhabitants of Hemp- 
sted did owne and Confirme to Mr John sprag the hundred 
and fifty akers of land formerly Given him 

a Record of a hundred and fifty acors of Land laid oute 
to ("ap't John Semon sener begins at a marcked tree stand- 
ing neare sucses path on ye East side something beyond ye 
swampe yt is beyond John Cornwells to ye north and Run- 
iug southward by a rang of marcked trees on ye East side 
ye sd path to ye corner tree and from thence Easterly on a 
rang of marcked trees neere to tanners pond and from 
thence northerly to another corner tree and from thence to 
ye south of ye west tohead Rocke Smiths lot then northerly 
to another marcked tree and from ye tree to ye first tree 
standing beyond ye swamp af oresd this being Entered in ye 
towne Records by order of ye sd Capt John semans 
Entered By Mee 

Joseph Pettit Clark 

Page 124. 

Survaied and laid out for the Honorable Thomas dongan 
Governor Geuerall of his MaJestys Colony of New Yourk 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 491 

A Cartain traclst of Land' being situate and lying in the 
towndship of Hempsted on the Northwest of the Plains in 
queens Coimty being knowne by the neame of 
begining at a marcked tree on the west side of the Path 
that Gose to Madnans Neck by the egh of the Plaines and 
Euns in Length in wood by a Hue of marke trees North 
North west one degree and thirty minils North and by one 
hundred and thirtene Chains to suckses Pond and then in 
bredth upon the hils southwest and by south ten degrees 
and forty five minits westwardly sixty Chains to a marked 
tree upon a littell Round hill and from thence in length 
by a line of Marked trees south south est one degree and 
thirty minits sothardly one hundred and thirtene Chains 
to two whit oake trees Marked at a point of briish Land 
against fosters medow hollow on the Plains and then in 
bredth by the Plains North Est and by north ten degrees 
and forty five minits Estwardly sixty Chains to the first 
whit : oke tree Marked on the south side the Path the wholle 
being bounded to the North west by suckses pond and the 
hils to the south west by flushing Comon woods to the 
south Est by Hempsted Plains and to the North Est by 
madnans Neck Path and the Land of osburus Contain- 
ing in all six hundred and Lighten Akers 
Performed this 24 day of agust 1685 

by me Phillip wels survair 
Eecorded the 26 of OCtober 1685 

by me Nathaniell Peabsall Clark 

Page 125. 

Survaied and Laid out for Mr John sprag a Cartain trackt 
of Land being situate and Lying within the towndship of 
Hempsted upon the south sid the plains and knowne by the 
Neame of Boskabell : part being Purchased from Mr Elyas 
douty and Part from the towne of Hempsted as by bill of 
sails bearing deate doth apere begining at a steake on the 
south side the Path and to the Est of semansis hollow and 



492 ' HEMPSTEAD TOWN BECOEDS. 

Euns in Length into the woods by a line of marked trees 
south and by west seven degrees and forty Minits west- 
wardly sixty nine Chains to a marked tree standing in a 
small Rune of water or swamp and then in bredth by a line 
of Marked trees south west and by west seven degrees and 
forty live minits westwardly sixtene Chains to the south est 
Corse of the Land purohesed of Mr douty and so by a Line 
west North west five degtes Northard Twenty seven Chain 
then in Length by a line of Marked trees North and by Est 
seven degrees and forty five minits Estwardly to a whit 
oake Marked by the Path sixty Nine Chains and then' in 
bredth by the Path Est and by north seven degrees and 
forty five minits Estwardly to a marked whit oke tree upon 
a point of brush Land by the Path sid Eaightene Chains 
and a half then Est and by south five degrees and forty 
five minits sothardly twenty one Chains and a half to the 
first steake on the Est sid of semonsis hollow the whoUe 
being bouuded to the south Est south west and North west 
by the Comons and north by the Path Containing in all two 
hundred and Eighty akers Porformed this 27 day of 
Agust 1685 

PHILLIP WELS survayer 

both these survais was alowed on by the towne at a townd 

metting Held in hempsted the October 16B5 

Nathanibll Peaesall Clark 

Page 126. 

Robert dinges Eare mark is a Crop on the top of the 
Nere Eare and a slit in the Crop and a Nick on the fore sid 
of the of Eare 

Recorded this 26th of October in the yeare 1685 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck 
Cristifir dinges Eare mark is a slit in the end of Each 
Eare 

Recorded this second day of Juae 1686. 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN EECOEDS. 493 

Hempsted May the 4 1685 This may inferme all Parsons 
Conserned that the Eigh devitions formorly laid out on our 
Plains is Not to be a Counted any Part of our townds Com- 
ons but thay are to be and Eemaine to the Proporiators to 
home thay was first laid out to : to them or their sucksesors 
and allso all the formor allotments of Land and hollows on 
the Plains : and ox pasters are to Eemaine to the Proper 
Owners and not be a counted any Part of the townds Com- 
ons or Comands of the towndship by us in behalf of the 
Best of our asotiats 

John semans 
Nathaniell Peaesall 

ElCHAED GiLLDEBSLIVE 

John smith bleu 
Geege Hulit 
John smith Nan 
Jonathan Smith 
John Jackson 
this Eecorded by me 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck 

A Copy of this was set up at the Metting hous before any 
of the Eeat Mony that was to pay for the townds Pattin 
was gathered 

Page 127. ' 

Be it know unto all whome it may Conserne that I Abra- 
ham frost of fosters medow in ye bounds of Hempsted In 
quens County on Long Hand in Amerika have and doe 
hereby sell Alianate and Astrang from me my Eairs Exeu- 
tors Administrators and assigns unto henery Mayle of 
fosters Medow in ye bounds of Hempsted in ye county 
aforesd A quarter part of A hundred Akore Lot of Land 
as it was Laid out unto me ye said Abraham frost from 
harman Johnson Lying and being in fosters Medow so Corn- 
only Caled being bounded on the North by the Land of Har- 
man Johnsons on the south by the Land that is betwen 



494 HEMPSTEAD TOWN KECOBDS. 

Thomas fosters Land and the Lands of Cornelus ye timber- 
man and at ye frount by the hy way and at the Rear by the 
Comons I say I the said Abraham frost due hereby sell and 
make Over ye a bovesaid Land with all Buildings f encis Tym- 
ber trees and all other Convaansys Priviligis and apurtin- 
ancis there unto belonging from me ye said Abraham frost 
my Eairs Excutors administrators and assigns unto the 
above said Henry Mayle to him his heirs Excutors Adminis- 
trators or assigns for him or them pesably or quiatly to. 
BnJoy for Ever free from any Just Cleame or Clames what 
soEver A forran Invation Excepted Except quitrent in 
treu mening and Parformanc hereof I have set to my hand 
an tixed my sele this Ninth day of Aprell in the yeare one 
thousand six hundred Eaighty iive and in thirty seventh 
yeare of his MaJestys Eeaigne 

Witnis in ye Presents of Abbaham frost (S) 

his 

William X smith 
mark, 
his 

Simon X foster 
mark. 

Not with standing the Above deate it is agreed on by both 
above sjaesifed that this bill of seale shall beare deate this 
fift of November 168 . . 

Witnes our hands 

Abraham frost 
Signum Henery Mayle 

the 

SUSAND X FROST 

mark : 

his 

Harman X Johnson 

mark. 

Signum 

William X Gritman 

This is a treu Copy Recorded by me 

Nathaniell Pears all Clark. 



hempstead town becoeds. 495 

Page 128. 

know all men by these Presents that I henery Meale of 
fosters Medow in the bounds of Hempsted on Long Island 
in quens County have bargened sonld and Alinafced and dwo 
by these Presents bargen sell and aliauate from me my 
Eairs Executors administrators and Assigns unto Elias bur- 
lin and John burlin both of the seame Please and County 
to them their Eairs Excutors administrators or assic!;ns forty 
Eaight akers of Land More or Les as it was Laid out it 
being situated on the Est sid of fosters medow in the 
bounds of Hempsted being bounded on the North by tlie 
PubLick hy way and on the west by a hy way tliat lys by 
the Medow sid and on the south by Henery Johnsons Land 
and on the Est by sume Marked trees Now I the aforesaid 
Henery Meale dwo owne to have sould and set over the 
aforesaid Land with all ye fencing buildings and orchard 
and all Rights and Priviligis belonging or any way apertain- 
ing to it from me my Eairs Excutors administrators or 
assigns unto the aforesaid Elias burlin and John burlin to 
them theire Eairs Excutors administrators or assigns to have 
and to hould for Ever I werrenting this my seale Good in 
Law free from all formor gifts sales or Morgeagis or Cleame 
of any parson or Parsons what so Ever for and in Consider- 
ation of a Valuable sume and full satisfaction by me all 
Eedy Reseved and in Confermation hereof I have set to my 
hand and sele this 6 day of Jenawary in the yeare 1635 

signed selled and delivered in Presents of us 
Nathaniell Peaesall 

his Heney Meal (S) 

Richard X tottum 
mark 
This is a trew Copy Recorded by me 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck 

Page 129. 

know all men by these Presents that we Elias burlin and 
John burlin both belonging to fosters medow in the bounds 



496 HEMtSTEAD I^OWN EECOEDS. 

of Hempsted upon Long Hand in quens Coianty have bar- 
gened sould and Alianated and dwo by these Presents bar- 
gen i-ell and Alianate from iis our Eairs Excutors adminis- 
trators or assigns our Now dwelling hous and the Lot 
whereon the hous stands the Lot of Land being in quantety 
fifty akers more or Les as it was Laid out it being bounded 
on the Est si d by a Lot of Eichard Gillderslives and on the 
west and south by the Comons and on the North by the hy 
way Now wee the aforesaid Elias burlin and John burlin 
dwo owne to have sould and set over from us our Eairs Ex- 
cutors administrators or assigns unto the aforesaid Henery 
meale to him his Eairs Excutors administrators or as- 
signs all the aforesaid Land and housing and all the fencing 
and building on the said Land and allso all Rights or Priv- 
iligis belonging or any way appertaining to it wee dwo owne 
to have sould and set it all over to the aforesaid Henery 
meale to him his Eairs or assigns to have and to hould for 
Ever we warranting this our seale good in Law free from all 
foimor gifts seals or morgeagis or Gleams of any Parson or 
Parsons what so Ever for and in Consideration of a Valu- 
able sume and full satisfaction by us allRedy Eeseved and 
in Cfinfeimation hereof we have set to Our hands and seles 
this sixt day of Jenewary in the yeare 1685 
signed selled and delivered in Presents of us 
Nathaniell Peaesall Ellias buelin (S) 

his John buelin (S) 

RiCHAED X TOTTUN 

Mark 
This is a trew Copy Recorded by me 

Nathaniell Peaesall Clarck 



HEMPSTEAD TOWN REOORDS. 497 

The tracings appended are from names attached to legal docu- 
ments recorded in the earliest volumes of the old libers, which are 
believed to be the original signatures of many of the first settlers at 
Hempstead. 



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GENERAL INDEX. 



PAGE. 

All frontier lots to be fenced 37 

All lands t j be fenced .' 253 

Assize Court 10 

Boundaries -Neighboring towns treated with 430 

Bulls to be hired for use of Town 93 

Bulls to be kept for use of Town .' 140 

Calf keepers 33, 48, 79, 94, 102 

Calves not to be turned on the Neck unless cows go with them 26 

Calves— Owners of 21, 50, 64, 80, 96, 105, 141 

Cattle and swine running at large 72 

Cattle found in Public Tield to be pounded ' 15 

Cattle or swine pastured in adjacent towns 51, 94, 133 

Cattle— Bate for those turned on the Neck 70 

Cattle —Testimony of damage by 94 

Cattle— Turned on the Neck, names of owners 28 

Cattle— Young or dry, to be turned on the Neck 20, 50 

Charles the Hecond 318 

Checkeno sent for in relation to boundary 150 

Chimneys— Ladders for 369, 399 

Chimneys to be made safe .' 134 

Colonial Legislature 11 

Common Lauds —Notice from eight proprietors 4",I3 

Common Lands — Uights of the inhabitants in them 487 

Common Meadows -Commissioners to lay them out 316, 330 

Common Meadows laid out 307 

Common Meadows — Regulations for cutting .... 337 

Convention of Long Island towns 9 

Corn Field— All stock found therein to be pounded 93 

Cornwalls' buildings at Cow Neck 305 

Council of the Colony 10 

County Treasurer to be chosen 488 

Courts -Town. Sessions. Assize 10 

Cow Keepers 18, 23 

23, 40, 42, 77, 79, 94, 91), 102, 133, 138, 152,. 154, 301, 253, 356 

Cow Neck- Cornwalls' buildings 305 

Cow Neck -Difi'erence between Mr. West and the Town 419 

Cow Neck —In the matter of the suit for 382, 459 

Cow Neck.-Laid out 305 

Cow Neck —To prosecute the case against the Indians only . . . 378 



502 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Cow Neck — Trespassers to be prosecuted 886 

Cows — Names of owners 62, 63 

Defective chimneys 3;)!l 

Dongan, Gov. Thomas, given land 419, 485, 490 

Dongan patent 8 

Drum— Joseph Genins hired to beat it for the Town 337 

Drummer, Town 369, 409 

Duke of York 11, 309, 318 

Dukes' Laws 1(1 

Dutch settlements 7 

Dutch West India Company 8, 9, 10 

East Ox Pasture to be fenced ."jO 

English colonists from New England 7 

Evidence as to original purchase from the Indians 313 

Felling trees or bushes, obstructing roads by 2)) 

Pe^oe, a five rail fence to be made about the Town 2'i5 

Pence in Ox Pasture 363 

Pences on home lots to be made up 13) 

Pences to be made sufficient 91, 100, 131 

Fencing the Plains — Lots drawn for 317 

Fire— Restrictions as to kindling 131 

Gates and fences —Penalty for breaking , . 337 

Gates — Owners and numbers 19 

Geese not to go on the Common 878 

Government — Agreement with Tackpausha .' 43 

Governor 363 

Governor and Council, Orders from 443 

Governor to be interviewed in relation to a Patent 439 

Governor visited in relation to Towns land 313 

Half Moon— The , 7 

Herd to be kept on the Sabbath by each inhabitant in turn, ... ' 2'i~> 

High Sheriff 10, 11 

Highways to be surveyed 74 

Highways— Names of those laboring on 74 

Hoaward to be hired to preserve the corn 3 J 5 

Home Lot Grants to be improved , . 438 

Hubard, Jeremy, called as Minister 383 

Indians — A committee to agree with them about their deeds. .. 4S8 

Indians— Damages by 869 

Indians — Depredations by 87 

Indians — Losses by, or by their dogs 87 

Indians— No dogs to be given them 98 

Indians— No land to be bought or hired of Mearicoke tribe. . . 98 

Indians to be met in New York 487 

Indians to be prosecuted for their depredations 87 



INDEX. 503 

PAGE. 

Inhabitants divide into companies to take land 358 

Inhabitants draw lots for land 310 

Inhabitants forbidden to aid Indians to filaat 375 

Inhabitants given woodland 309 

Inhabitants having rights in the Neck, to make np their 

fences 15, 89 

Keeper of the Field appointed 335 

Jamaica -Diflfereuce in relation to boundary 487 

Jamaica town line 485 

Ladders — Every inhabitant to have a sufficient one at his house 238 

Land— All to be "inlisted" 43 

Laud at Matineoock, and beside Matthew Garrisons Bay to be 

laid out 147 

Land given to Gov. Thomas Dongan 419 

Land —Names of those taking up tjl 

Land —Permission to take up 00 

Land —Record of lots 113 

Land— Several persons have liberty to take in 130 

Lands given by Indians —Petition for confirmation 377 

Lauds taken up without grant 117 

Land taken up by company division 358 

Legislature —Colonial 11 

Liber "A" 15 

Liber "B" 119 

Liber " C " 373 

Linnington, Henry — Decree of banishment annnled 86 

Liquor — Eegulating the sale of 59 

Little or Mad Nans Neck, given to Thomas Hicks et al 148 

Little Plains ceded to Jamaica I'i'S 

Long Island towns -Convention of 9 

Madnans Neck— Inhabitants to pay their share towards Meet- 
ing House *^84 

Madnans Neck— Meadows at •• 309 

Meadow Land given in satisfaction of claims 54 

Meadows at llockaway to be fenced 73 

Meadows -Owners have liberty to fence 125 

Meeting House, and part of Port, sold 219 

Meeting House -Care of window shuts and hour glass 457 

Meeting House— Fort about it t) be sold 99 

Meeting House —The pond to be cleaned 126 

Meeting House to be built 314, 310 

Minister— Jeremy Hubard called 383 

Minister -List of contributors to liis salary 380, 381, 382 

Minister— Rate made for Rev. Richard Denton 33 

Minister's House— Land belonging to 35 



504 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Minister— To build a house for 379 

Mouse Eaten Book— The o 

Neck — To be again used for pasturage 81 

No person to go through another's corn fieUl 8.) 

North Neck — Owner's to make up fence 92, lUl, 121, 141, 101 

No tame geese to go on the Commons 378 

Orders from Governor and Council > 443 

Ordinary — License for 83 

Original signatures 4 J7, 498, 499, 000 

Ox Pasture — East and west, to be fenced 14J. 

Ox Pasture — Fence in 203 

Ox Pasture — Fence to be made up 85, 121 

Ox Pasture— Gates given 208 

Ox Pasture —Those who take down fence to be lined 141 

Parsonage House— To build a 4o9 

Patent — Another committee to visit the Governor 488 

Patent— Committee full power 487 

Patent— Governor to be interviewed 429 

Patent— Still another committee to procure a 489 

Patent — To be obtained at a reasonable cost 419, 420 

Patent — To be purchased for the Town 485 

Petition about grievances 200 

Petition for confirmation of lands given by the Indians 377 

Plains to be fenced 418 

Pound— Penalty for breaking _ 100 

Pound— Sold '. 227 

Pre-nuptial agreement between John Hicks and Rachel Starr. 119 

Presbyterians 11 

Proprietors and their titles to be recorded -115 

Proprietors given woodland 309 

Public Field— Regulations for turning in cattle and horses. ... 17 

Public Field to be cleared before cattle are b i-ought from the N eck 1 7 

Quakers 11 

Resolution in Cow Neck case to prosecute Indians only 378 

Revolutionary War 9, 1 1 

Rockaway Indians warned 270 

Rockaway -Legal proceedings against trespassers 409 

Rockaway -Names of those who are to fence 81 

Rockaway — Some of the inhabitants refuse to transfer their 

cattle 83 

Rockaway — Trespassers warned 408, 409 

Sabbath and Church days — Confirmed by Governor and Council 57 

Sabbath and Church days— Observance of 50 

Seaman, John, to agitate for general welfare 380 

Secretary of the Colony 10 



INDEX. 505 

PAGE. 

Sheriff— High 10, 11 

Siguatures— Original 497, 498, 499, 500 

Sprag, John, Secretary, given land 48G, 490 

Stites, Kichard, to hold his line 485 

Swine and cattle running at large 73 

Swine found in the Public Field to be pounded 16, 88 

Swine found in the South Meadows to be pounded 37; 88, 93 

Swine not to lie in the Pound above forty-eight hours 27, 38 

Swine to be restricted on highways 593 

Tackpausha -Agreement with Government 43 

Taokpausha— Town to defend itself against his statement 335 

Those who have planted corn in the Common Field to give in 

the number of acres 285 

Tithes— To agree with the Governor concerning 59 

Town Brand 11 

Town Charges for year 1658 65 

Town Court 10 

Town debts -Commissioners chosen to gather them in 816 

Town drummer 269, 409 

Town gates or bars- A fine for leaving them open 17, 38, 93, 337 

Town Meetings — Votes by proxy 409 

Town Patent asked for 361 

Town Bate — Change in manner of levying 104 

Town Bate for year 1658 67 

Town Bates— Those refusing to pay, to be fined 17, 338 

Townsmen chosen 89 

Townsmen— Orders by 16, 17, 35, 36, 88, 37, 38, 39, 

50, 51, 93, 94, 97, 99, 100, 101, 131, 133, 138, 134, 135, 136, 183, 
140, 141, 161, 163, 164, 325, 334. 335, 237, 353, 369, 370, 373, 399, 408 

Town Writings in hands of Thomas Hix 330, 343 

Train band— Kegulations for 145 

Volunteers against the Indians 86 

Washburns Neck— To fence in 887 

Wolves— Bounty for killing 88, 139 

Woodland given to inhabitants 309 

Woodland given to Proi)rietors 309 

Working oxen and horses to be kept out of the cow herd 25 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



PAGE. 

Ashman's Neck 114, 115, 11« 

Boskabell 491 

Brickills 76, 91, 103, 131, 150 

Brooklyn 7 

Burying Place 369 

Carpenter's Lot 99 

Clay-Pit-lTollow 233 

Coes Meadow *. 293, 394 

Coes Neck 37, 113, 113, 115, 189, 446 

Conarisie : 43 

Coney Island 7 

Cow Meadow at Hay Bridge 454 

Cow Meadow at Near Lockaway 392, 293, 296, 303, 315, 316, 323, 

330, 391, 454 

Cow Neck 363, 378, 379, 382, 386, 464 

Cow Neck Meadow 338 

Denton's Neck 55, 139, 132, 151, 337, 368, 377, 393, 477 

East Brickills 90 

East Meadow 40, 42, 277 

East Biding 10 

Fairfield 105, 130, 306, 307 

Ear Kookaway 239 

Elatbush 439 

Flatlands 7 

Elufhing 7, 93, 485 

Flusliing Common Woods 491 

Eordam's Neck 99, 112, 149, 440 

Fort about the Meeting House 99 

Fort Amsterdam ." 57 

Poster's Meadow 115, 213, 333, 337, 

370, 403, 404, 413, 434, 435, 441, 450, 451, 452, 456, 475, 493, 495 

Foster's Meadow Hollow 41)1 

Foster's Meadow Swamp 450 

Gad ] sland 471 

Gravesend 8 

Great Neck 885, 286, 301 

Half Neck 278, 4^9, 485 

Harbor Hill 14.1 

Hay Bridge. 11 3, 227, 377, 384, 393, 393, 396, 302, 315, 316, 323, 330, 391 

Hemel-Hempstead 7 



INDEX. , 507 

* PAGE. 

Hempstead Bevell 4(53 

Hempstead Harbor 47, 143, 173 

Hempstead Hai'bor Island 293, 315, 472 

Hempstead Plains 491 

Herricks 180, 134, 135, 158, 207 

Herricks' Path 70, 91 

Hertfordshire. 7 

Hicks Neck 278 

Hog J sland '. . 194, 440 

Home Bevell 107 

Home Lot 132, 151, 2()9 

Howes Bay ; 191 

Howes Harbor 105 

Hungry Harbor 193, 300, 277, 285, 2i)4, 327, 402, 412, 453, 454 

Jamaica 8, 209, 260, 285, 487 

Jayoook's Neck 149 

Jerusalem^ 205 

Johnson's Brook 477 

Kings County 9, 10 

Linnington's Mill 127, 470 

Little Neck 477 

Little Plains 178, 295, 327, 376, 434 

Little Success 140 

Little Success Pond . ^ 316 

Madnans Neck.. 143, 148, 165, 168, 175, 318, 219, 331, 231, 239, 341, 243, 
344, 297, 309, 375, 384, 388, 424, .425, 457, 477, 479, 480, 483, 491 

Madnans Neck Path 314, 491 

Manhattans 46, 59 

Manna of Hope 158 

Marssapege 43, 45, 261 

Maskinekang 43 

Maskutchoung Neck 47 

Maspeth Kills 435, 451, 452, 453 

Matinecock 133, 147, 148, 152, 165, 168, 173, 175, 194, 233 

Mattagarett's Bay - 47 

Matthew Garfison's Bay 101 

Matthew Garrison's Neck 152 

Medlebor 453 

Meeting House 'JS. 95* 

Meracock 43, 45, 261 

Meroct 30, 30, 113, 114, 115, 116, 171, 273 

Merock Path 30, 85, 430 

Merrick Path '=^3 

Memck Woods l*^** 



508 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Milford • 36 

Mill River 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 149 

Mill River Neck 99. 113, 149, 440 

Mill River Swamp 482 

Minister's House 35 

Near Rockaway 267, 284, 292, 308 

New Bridge Neck 151, 267 

New Netherlands 7 

New Town 8, 10, 451 

North Gate. ' 369 

North Neck 51, 93 

North Riding 10, 242 

North Sea 148 

North Side 134 

North West Point 132 

Ogdens Neck 113, 114, 116 

Old Town Neck 83, 84 

Oyster Bay 133 

Parsonage Home Farm 317 

Parsonage Home Lot 103, 277, 393, 294, 397, 303 

Parsonage Hollows 260 

Parsonage House Bevell 234 

Parsonage Meadow 103, 157, 337, 360, 367, 277, 293 

Parsonage Meadow at Denton's Neck 

334, 393, 393, 396, 303, 315, 316, 333, 330, 391 

Parsonage Meadow at Great Neck, 284. 393, 296, 301, 315, 316, 333, 391 

Parsonage Meadow at Hockaway 393 

Parsonage Meadow at The Great Eastern .' 293, 333, 330 

Pond against the Meeting House 1 36 

Raittar's Neck 233 

Raynor's Neck 114, 116, 170, 392, 361 

Rockaway 43, 45, 73, 81, 82, 83, 100, 132, 193, 376, 384, 285, 449 

Round Pond 471 

Rusdorp .33, 73, 347 

Sandy Hollow 25 

Scott's Meadow 205 

Seacutag 43 

Seaman's Hollow 492 

Setauket 158, 180 

Sherman's Hollow 478 

Sherman's Swamp 481, 483 

South Sea 47 

Staten Island 10 

Stiokling's Neck 114, 139, 148, 211, 271, 393 

Strickland's Neck 361 



INDEX. 509 

PAGE. 

Success Path 486, 490 

Success Pond 314, 485, 486, 491 

Suffolk County 10 

Tappan'sNeck 113, 114, 115 

Town Barn 102, 133, 151, 157, 158, 260, 269 

Town Hollows 250 

Town House 9, 90, 91, 98, 133, 156, 260, 277 

Town Lot 157, 250, 260, 284 

Town Meadow 25, 98, 1:;3, 151, 250 

Town Ox Gates 98, 132 

Valentine's Hollow 205 

Wannutte Hollow 25 

Washburn's Neck 112, 113, 189, 239, 261, 389 

"Water Million Hill 134, 157, 397 

Westbury 468, 476 

Westchester County 9, 10 

West Ox Pasture 478 

West Riding 10 

Whale Neck 54, 115 

Whale Neck Path 436 

Whale Neck Eiver 54 

Wolf Pit 182 

Wood Edge 150 

Ye Bevell 25, 103, 108, 131, 150, 157 

Yorkshire 10, 242 



INDIANS. 



PAGE. 

Adam 45 

Algolquins 9 

Boagiii Nock 48 

Cattle destroyed by Indians . . .■ 87 

Chegonoe , 46 

Cheknow 47, 156 

Committee to agree witli the -Indians about deeds 488 

Committee to meet the Indians in New York 487 

First purchase from the Indians 338 

Indians and their dogs 87 

Indians to be prosecuted for depredations 87 

Inhabitants prohibited from assisting the Indians to plant, etc 276 

Keewaquna 373 

Mangoube 318 

Martom 47 

Masapeke Indians 313, 313 

Matinecocks 9 

Mearicoke Indians 9, 98 

Mearicoke Indians— Land not to be bought or hired of them. . 98 

Mogrub 373 

Montauk Sachem ,. 46, 313 

No dogs to be given, sold or lent to the Indians 98 

Ocaraking 46 

One eyed Sachem 313 

Peese Komaoh 47 

Petition to confirm land given by Indians 877 

Eamoreck 66 

Rockaway Indians — Damage by -. . 369 

Rockaway Indians -Eights of 378 

Eockaway Indians warned 376 

Eockaways 9 

Eumasackzomen 46 

Eumegie 45, 46 

Sachem of Marsapege 46 

Sam 396 

Sayasstock 47 

Tackpausha 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 325, 313, 318, 406 

Tackpausha and his Sachems— Agreement with 43 

Town to defend itself against the statements of Tackpausha. .. 335 

Town to prosecute the Indians for rights on Cow Neck 378 

Uppahanuum .• 45 

Wacombound 48 

Waghtummoore 45 

Wamassoniman , 406 

Wantagh 46, 47 

Weeakeatoe 46 

Worotum 46 



TOWN MEETINGS. 



October 18, 1650. 
April 13, 1658. 
November 37, 1658. 
January 13, 1659. 
March 34, 1659. 
May 39, 1659. 
October 33, 1659. 
March 31, 1660. 
Eiecember 5, 1660. 
March 11, 1663. 
November 30, 1663. 
February 3, 1663. 
May 19, 1663. 
March 17, 1664. 
June 30, 1665. 
May 34, 1667. 
January 30, 1668. 
November 35, 1608. 
March 39, 1669. 
May 39, 1669. 
June 31, 1669. 
August 3, 1669. 
April 35, 1671. 
January 16, 1678. 
April 8, 1673. 
March 8, 1674. 
November 30, 1674. 
April 1, 1676. 
November 1, 1676. 
April 3, 1677. 
February 33, 1678. 
August 5, 1678. 
March 4, 1679. 
June 34, 1679. 
April 3, 1681. 
October 31, 1681. 
Januarj' 15, 1683. 
May 6, 1683. 
December 8, 1683. 
February 13, 1683. 
April 3, 1683. 
October 14, 1683. 
December 15, 1683. 
April 18, 1684^ 
August 1, 1684. 
November 33, 1684. 
December 13, 1684. 
April 13, 1685. 
August 6, 1894. 



May 3, 1657. 
May 3, 1658. 
November 39, 1658. 
February 36, 1659. 
April 17, 1659. 
July 8, 1659. 
November 18, 1659. 
April 13, 1660. 
February 35, 1661. 
March 31, 1663. 
December 36, 'l663. 
February 4, 1663. 
December 14, 1663. 
January 9, 1665. 
December 6, 1666. 
June 14, 1667. 
April 3, 1668: 
January 34, 1669. 
April 1, 1669. 
June 3, 1669. 
June 33, 1669. 
April 1, 1670. 
June 31, 1671. 
March 9, 1673. 
May 7, 1673. 
April 33, 1674. 
March 4, 1675. 
September 16, 1676. 
December 7, 1676. 
April 9, 1677. 
April 1, 1678. 
August 8, 1678. 
April 1, 1679. 
March 13, 1680. 
July 7, 1681. 
November 38, 1681. 
April 1. 1683. 
May 30, 1683. 
January 18, 1683. 
February 14, 1683. 
July 3, 1683. 
October 30, 1683. 
March 31, 1684. 
April 34, 1084. 
October 9, 1084. 
November 34, 1684, 
January 33, 1685. 
June 11, 1685. 
July 10, 1896. 



March 13, 1658. 
July 10, 16.58. 
December 17, 16.")S, 
March 14, 1()59. 
May .13, 1659. 
September 37, 1659. 
February 36, 1660. 
November 10, 1660. 
January 6, 1663. 
November 3, 10f)3. 
January 16, 1603. 
February 9, 1663. 
February 15, 1664. 
February 10, 16(i5. 
March -, 1667. 
January 11, 1668. 
June 9, 1668. 
February 18, 1669. 
April 33, 1669. 
June 16, 1669. 
June 34, 1669. 
April 15, 1070. 
July 3, 1671. 
April 1, 1673. 
April 18, 1673. 
May 14, 1674. 
March 17, 1676. 
October 14, 1676. 
January 7, 1677. 
.July 4, 1677. 
June 19, 1678. 
December 35, Ui7H. 
April 35, 1679. 
April 1, 1680. 
September 17, lOHl. 
January 4, 1683. 
May .5, 1683. 
June 6, 1683. s 
January 30, 1683. 
February 16, 1683. 
September 34, I6.s;{, 
December 9, 1683. 
April 1,- 1684. 
May 34, 1684. 
November 13, 1684. 
December 3, 1684. 
April 3, 16.S5. 
August 81, 1685. 



COURTS. 



PAGE. 

September Ifi, 1650 50 

April 3, 165S) ' 36 

June 13, 1066 230 

December 4, 1067 302 

May 22, 1008 303 

September 2, 1068 362 

December 2, 1668 363 

July 3, 1669 370 

January 4, 1670 273 

May 1, 1670 364 

July 4, 1670 365 

December 7, 1070 371 

February 13, 1071 388 

August 2, 1071 383 

March 0, 1672 307 

June 5, 1672 285 

October 31, 1072 287 

May 7, 1678 •.... 371 

February 3, 1674 335 

April 5, 1674 334 

June 12, 1074 335 

January 5, 1075 340 

May 5, 1075 340 

July 6, 1675 343 

March 1, 1076 348 

November 1, 1676 350 

March 7, 1077 354 

April 4, 1077 356 

August 11, 1677 359 

January 3, 1078 360 

November 0, 1078 331 

December 3, 1679 245 

November 23, 1081 378 

February 1, 1682 389 

March 1, 1682 890 

May 3, 1682. 392 

July 5, 1682 393 

August 15, 1682 396 

November 1, 1682 897 

January 3, 1683 415 

April 4, 1683 417 

June 6, 1688 418 

April 3, 1684 434 



PAGE. 

March .5, 1658 53, 55 

March 9, 1605 318 

July 3, 1667 361 ■ 

May 6, 1668 250 

August 4, 1668 363 

October 7, 1668 363 

February 2, 1669 363, 864 

September 8, 1669 803 

April 0, 1070 364 

June 1, 1670 364 

August 3, 1670 365, 306 

March 10, 1071 374 

April 5, 1071 '. 375 

February 7, 1073 300 

May 1, 1072 367 

July 3, 1672 287, 368 

April 2, 1673 370 

March — , 1674 833 

March 3, 1674 387 

June 7, 1074 335 

July 5, 1674 385 

April 7, 1675 339 

June 2, 1075 842 

February 2, 1676 348 

April 5, 1676 349 

January 3, 1077 351 

March 8, 1077 354 

July 3, 1077 357 

November 7, 1677 360 

August 9, 1678 333 

May 7, 1079 308 

April 7, 1080 212 

December 7, 1681 374 

February 10, 1088 390 

April 5, 1682 390 

June 7, 1683 893 

August 3, 1083 396 

September 6, 1682 397 

December 6, 1682 399 

March 6, 1083 416 

May 2, 1683 418 

March 6, 1084 433 

May 7, 1684 437 



LAND GRANTS. 



PAOE 

Abrahams, Oharles , 43g 

Ashman, Robert 54 g^ 

BaUlin, George '. ; 359 

Baklin, Joseph i 306 

Bate, John , ly5 274 

Bearsly, John 306 

Beate, James 333 

Bedell, Daniel 330, 320 

Bedell, John 318 

Beedle, Robert 61, 258 

Betts, John 367 

Brick, John 333 

Brudnell, Richard 61 

Carle, John ' 323 

Carle, Thomas, 54, 61, 184, 258, 290 

Carman, Benjamin 437 

Carman, Caleb 105, 427 

Carman, John 61, 84, 258 

Carman, John, Jr. , 378 

Carpenter, John 98, 148 

Champion, "Goodman" 202, 258 

Champion, John 302, 428 

Champion, Thomas 54, 61, 134, 391 

Chappell, Francis ■ , 427 

Comstock, Samuel 307 

Curtis, John . . .'. 308 

Deering, Samuel 143 

Denton, Samuel 406 

Dinge, Robert 308 

Dongan, Gov'r Thomas 419, 485, 490 

Duborrow, Hendrick 309 

Durland, Elias 220, 306, 417 

Ellison, John 61, 148, 258, 290, 306, 307 

Ellison, Lawrence ; 61 

Ellison, Richard 133, 134, 259 

Ellison,. Thomas 61, 74, 131, 148, 258, 290, 306, 307 

Embre, Samuel 234 

Emory, Moses ' 306 

Emory, Samuel 285 

Feze, Thomas •- 289, 309 

Eordham, Jonah ■ 148 

Fordham, Mr , 133, 330 

Foreman, Josias 75, 148 



514 • ' INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Foreman, Eobert 01 

Poster, Thomas 61 

Foster, William 61 

Gildersleve, Mr 358 

Gildersleve, Bichard 61, 358 

Gildersleve, Kichard, Jr 300 

Halbtead, Timothy 61, 258 

Hendriokson, Harmon 318 

Hendrickson, Hendrick 318 

Hewlett, George 61, 359 

Hicks, Mr 258 

Hicks, Thomas 148 

Higham, Thomas '. 318 

Hubbard, Jeremiah 411 

Hubbard, Jeremy 379 

Ireland, Thomas 281, 318 

Ireland, "Widow" '. 367 

Jackson, John ' 359, 291 

Jackson, Mr 259 

Jackson, Eobert 61, 391 

Jacocks, Thomas 61, 74, 75, 98, 131 

Jacocks, William 61, 76, 85, 358, 307, 322, 489 

Jarman, Simon 440 

Jennings, Joseph 245 

Johnson, John 388, 318 

Johnson, William 61 

Langdon, Joseph -. 258, 308 

Langdon, Thomas 61 

Lee, William 386 

Linnington, Henry 386 

Marvin, "Goodman" 258 

Marvin, Robert 54, 61, 134 

Minthorne, Eichard 437 

Mott, Adam 359 

Mott, James 333 

Mott, John 437 

Mott, Joseph 437 

Osborn, William 330 

Pearsall, Daniel 306 

Pearsall, George 306, 428 

Pearsall, Henry.., 54, 61, 134 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 306, 309, 320, 428 

Pearsall, Thomas 306, 428 

Pearsall, "Widow" 359 



INDEX. nis 

PAGE. 

Pettit, Joseph ' 306 

Pine, .Tames 61, tlO, 139, 131, 134, 2r,S, 292, 330 

Pine, .Tolin 229, 390 

Kaynor, Edward 61, 358 

Eaynor, Samuel." 438 

Rhodes, John 73 

Robinson, Charles 887 

Kuahmore, Thomas 54, 01, 1.34, 330, 290 

Scadding, William 61, 99 

Seaman, J-ienjamin 306, 438 

Seaman, "Captain" 391 

Seaman, John .■ 54, 61 

Seaman, John, Jr., 308 

Seaman, Jonathan BOO 

Seaman, Mr 358, 806, 307, 320 

Seaman, Solomon 306 

Seaman, Thomas 306 

Searing, Simon. 01, 76, 134, 2.58 

Smith, Abraham 259 

Smith, John 54 

Smith, John Jr 54, 55, 61, 139, 259 

Smith, John Nan ;....61, 134, 258 

Smith, John Rook 54, 61, 76, 259, 390 ' 

Smith, John Rook, Jr '. 359 

Smith, Joseph .309, 322, 428 

Southard, Thomas 61, 134, 334, 2,58. 309 

Southward, John, Jr 438 

Southward, 'J'homas ' • 90 

Spragg, John 429, 486 

Sprague, Edward 74, 343, 258, 315 

Starr, Josias 306 

Stell, James 306 

Stites, Richard 01, 135, 305, 358 

Sturge, John , . . . • ^ 

Sutton, Ambrose "1 

Terry, Thomas 143, 144 

Thickston, William 135 

Thorne, William ■, 309 

Titus, Edmond ■ 428 

Titus, Edward 01, 74, 139, 148, 2,59 

Titus, Samuel : *^S> ^31 

Tredwell, John 358,303,306 

Tredwell, Samuel 307 

Valentine, Ephraim ^^' 



516 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Valentine, Obadiah 437 

Valentine, Richard 01, US, 229, 258, 330 

Valentine, Kichard, Jr S07 

Wasliburn, Hope 61 

Watson, John 300 

Wiere, William , 307 

Williams, John 1,57 

Williams, Joseph l.'iV 

Williams, Robert 61, 76 

Willis, Henry 428 

Willis, Richard 01 

Wood, Jeremy 61, 806 

Wood, Jeremy, Jr. , 306 

Wood, Joseph ; 439 

Yates, William 61 



TOWN CLERKS. 



PAGE. 

Chappell, Francis 392 

410, 4ia, 419, 420, 423, 424, 425, 426, 429, 430, 433, 443, 444,' 
440, 447, 4.-,2, 454, 457, 458, 459, 4(iO, 402, 403, 404, 405, 400, 407, 
408, 470, 471, 473, 475, 470, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484 

Charlton, Richard 179, 274, 276, 280, 281, 283, 283, 284 

Denton, Paniel 57 

French, Edward 185, 188, 198, 

201, 209, 213, 238, 234, 241, 245, 252, 253, 325, 327, 328, 339, 330 

Gildersleeve, Hichard ■ 202, 311, 232, 233, 

240, 243, 357, 201, 309, 370, 271, 402, 4U3, 404, 405, 400, 407, 408, 
410, 412, 414, 411, 443, 448, 449, 450, 451, 453, 454, 455, 450, 457 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 135, 130, 274, 430 

Hicks, Thomas 150, 103, 104, 

165, 160, 177, 178, 179, 195, 303, 303, 214, 215, 217, 230, 231, 333 

Hooper, Samuel 3, 3 

Houldsworth, Jonas 149 

Houldsworth, Joseph 104, 121, 131 

James, John ' 57, 00 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 285, 386, 288, 389, 290. 291, 292, 

293, 394, 295, 290, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 304, 305, 307, 308, 
309, 312, 313, 316, 319, 323, 324, 330, 331, 332, 333, 337, 339, 340, 
341, 342, 343\ 344, 345, 346, 347, 350, 351, 353, 353, 354, 355. 356, 
357, 358, 360, 374, 375, 378, 379, 383, 385, 386, 387, 389, 390, 489 
Pettit, Joseph..,. 385, 389, 400, 433, 434, 439, 441, 453, 474, 489, 490 

Rushmore, Thomas ' 

■. . 143, 147, 181, 190, 194, 308, 224, 225, 239, 287, 314, 315 

Starr, Josias 180, 429, 430, 431, 433, 434, 435, 430 

43,7, 4.38, 439, 440, 443, 453, 453, 4H4, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490 

Sutton, Joseph 175, 341, 243, 247, 248, 349, 351 

Webb, Thomas 309 

Willis, William ■. 431 

ASSESSORS. 

Bate, James 419 

Mott, Adam, .Tr 419 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 419 

COLLBCTOE. 

Gildersleeve, Richard .' 485, 490 

COMMISSIONERS IN COUHTS OF JUDICATURE. 

Jackson, John 420, 488 

Pcarsidl, Nathaniel 420 

Seaman, Benjamin 488 

Smith, Joseph 430, 488 



CONSTABLES. 

PAGE. 

Ellison, Jolin 315 

Gildersleeve, Bichard : 318 

Jackson, Bobert 278 

Jaycocks, William 400 

Pine, John 392 

Searing, Simon 329 

Smith, John, Blue 304 

Smith, John, Jr., Book 378 

Smith, Jonathan, Bock 489 

Tredwell, John 323 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE. 

Allen, Isaac M '. 3 

Ashman, Mr 88 

Porman, Bobert 00 

Gildersleeve, Biohard 10, .'54, GO, 72, 86, 88, 90 

Hicks, John 88, 90 

Higgams, Thomas 180 

Morrell, Henry C , .. 3 

Seaman, John ; 10 

Rearing, Samuel V 3 

Searing, Simon 180 

Sobey, William H 3 

Stricklin, John Hi 

MAGISTBATES. 

Ashman, Bobert 97, 104, 120, 134, 135 

Porman, Bobert ' GO 

Gildersleeve, Bichard 04, GO, 97, 104, 134, 135, 149 

Hicks, John 97, 104, 130, 134, 135, 149 

Jackson, Bobert 1 20 

Pearsall, Henry GO 

Schaddeu, William GO 

Stricklan, John 04 

MINISTEHS. 

Denton, Biohard 7 

Pordbam, Bobert 7 

Hubard, Jeremy 379, 383 

OVEKSEEliS. 

Pine, John 378 

Searing, Simon 400 

Smith, Jonathan 488 

Smith, Jonathan, Nan 378 

Tredwell, John 400, 488 

POUNDEllS. 

Chatterton, Michael 20, 07 

Denton, Samuel '. 156 

Pearsall, Henry 39, 40 



INDEX OF DEEDS— Grantors. 



DATE. GBANTOR. 

Mar. 12, 1682-3, Alburtus, William 
Aug. 1, 1684, Allen, John 



Feb. 
Dec. 
Jun. 
Jun. 
Dec. 
Dec. 
Jan. 

Jun. 

Jan. 
Nov. 
Feb. 
Jun. 
Dec. 
Oct, 



37, 1681, 
19, 1683, 
30, 1671, 
30, 1671, 
19, 1683, 
30, 1680, 
30, 1681-2 

30, 1671, 

i5, 1683, 
30, 1681, 
9, 1680, 
3, 1658, 
17, 1657, 
3, 1681, 



Jan. 0, 1683, 



Dec. 
Dec. 



30, 1080, 
22,-1680, 



Mar. 2, 1682-3, 



Dec. 
Jan. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Apr. 
Jun. 
May 
Mar. 
May 
Jun. 
May 



7, 1663, 
24, 1605, 
15 1683-3, 
18, 1668-9, 

10, 1659, 

11, 1084,. 

2, 1659, 
21, 1659, 

3, 1659, 
3(i, 1679, 
32, 1659, 



Bate, James 
Bate, James 
Beadle, Eobert 
Beaille, Eobert 
Beate, James 
Beate, John 
Bedell, Matthew 

Bedell, Eobert 

Bedle, Eobert 
Bedle, Eobert 
Brick, John 
Brudnell, Eiohard 
Bryan, Alexander 
Burdge, Jonathan 
Burling, Elias ) 
Burling, John ) 

Carle, Sarah 
Carle, Sarah 
Carle, Sarah "> 

Halsteade, Jonas i 
Carman, Caleb 
Carpenter, John 
Champion, Frances 
Champion, Thomas 
Champion, Thoma^ 
Chappell, Francis 
Coe, Benjamin 
Coe, Eobert 
Coe, Eobert 
Coe, Eobert 
Cornelisen, Pieter 



Mar. 12, 1683, Daniell, Thoma.s 

Mar. 35, 1656, Denton, Nathaniel 

Sep. 4, 1673, Denton, Samuel 

Deo. I(i, 1669, Desbrow, Henry 



Deo. 6, 1669, 



Disboro, Henry 



Oct. 21, 1667, Dyer, .)ohu 



GEANTEB. PAGE. 

Hendrick Johnson 452 

Henry Mayle 435 

William Smith 375 

Mathias J. Boockout. . . 410 

Daniel Beadle 466 

Daniel Beadle 469 

Mathias J. Boockout... . 425 

Sarah Carle 326 

William Lee 436 

(Daniel Bedell ) .„„ 

'(John Bedell f ''=^^ 

Eichard Minthorne 411 

Charles Abrams 407 

Eiohard Mentourne 251 

John Smith, Jr 52 

Thomas Langdon 36 

John Liokison 479 

Henry Mayle 496 

James Beate 326 

J ames Beate 327 

James Bate 424 

Henry Disborow 150 

Abraham Smith 213 

Jonathan Smith, Jr. . . . 488 

Thomas Hicks 361 

Eobert Marvin 37 

John Marvin 473 

Francis Weeks 106 

Eobert Marvin 33 

Thomas Champion 107 

Abraham Smith 443 

William Smith 106 

Urein Eootes 484 

Francis Weeks 53 

John Searing 465 

Cornelius Mott 339 

Christopher Yemans. .. . 341 
Eichard Lattiug 323 



520 



INDEX. 



DATE. 

Jan. 23, 1082-3, 
Apr. 16, 1672, 
Dec. 3!), 1665, 
Jun. 35, 1682, 
Feb. 10, 1676-7, 
May 39, 1665, 
Mar. 14, 1658, 



May 
Jun. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
May 
Apr. 
Mar. 
Jan. 
Apr. 



35, 1665, 
6, 1665, 
39, 1078, 
17, 1663, 
17, 1070, 
30, 1065, 
21, 1665, 
0, 1065, 
9, 1685, 



Jul. 18, 1670, 
Jul. 20, 1083, 

Feb. 12, 1082-3, 

Aug. 39. 1667, 
Mar. 4, 1078-9, 

May 8, 1675, 
Nov. 30, 1679, 

Mar. 2, 1682-3, 

Jul. 23, 1671, 
Jul. 23, 1071, 
Jul. 33, 1071, 
May 13, 1680, 
May 22, 1676, 

Dec. 11, 1607, 

Nov. 17, 1608, 

Jan. 18, l(i65, 
Jan. 16, 1005, 
Jul. 11, 1681, 
Mar. 16, 1679-80, 

Jul. 36, 1671, 
Mar. 31, lOOS, 
Dec. 15, 1679, 
Jun. 31, 1665, 



GBANTOB. GBANTEB. PAGE. 

Elesun, Thomas William Smith 412 

Ellison, John John Smith, Jr 147 

Ellison, John Adam Mott 2L3 

Ellison, John Samuel Lanslett 401 

Ellison, Eichard John Smith Rook, Sen. . 198 

Ellison, Eichard Thomas Champion 171 

Ellison, Thomas Eichard Valentine 89 

Fordham, Jonah John Scott 165 

Fordham, Jonah John Scott 173 

Fordham, Jonah Eobert Coe 441 

Eorman, Aaron Thomas Langdon. ...... 310 

Forman, Aaron John Smith, Jr. Rock.. 378 

Forman, Aaron Grantee not named 163 

Fossicur, John Robert Jackson . .- 223 

FoBsicur, John Robert Marvin 203 

Frost, Abraham Henry Mayle 493 

Gildersleeve, Richard Adam Mott 371 

Gildersleeve, Richard William Smith 454 

^.,1 , II- T, 1 'Rich. Gildersleeve, Jr) ,,-., 

Gildersleeve, Richard -, Thomas Gildersleeve, '^'^"^ 

Gildersleeve, Richard Joha Bate 310 

Gildersleeve, Rich. Jr. Samuel Emery 440 

Hall, Joseph Theophilus Ellsworth. . . 334 

Hall, Ralph Thomas Daniel 483 

Halsteacl, Jonas ) j^ ^ ^ ^^^ 

Carle, Sarah i 

Halstead, Timothy Thomas Ireland 379 

Halstead, Timothy John Tredwell 380 

Halstead, Timothy Samuel Embree 381 

Hempstead, Town of Samuel Emory 330 

Hewlett, George Daniel Bedell 464 

OsTori^e', mt;- BobertBeddi; 318 

O^o^^^^^^J; JohnHubbs 257 

Hewlett, George Thomas Statham 219 

Hewlett, Lewis Thomas Statham 318 

Higbie, Edward Jonathan Smith 468 

Higgam, Thomas Elizabeth Higgam 179 

Ireland, Joan Thomas Ireland 283 

Ireland, Thomas .Joseph Tenens 345. 

Ireland, Thomas Harman .Johnson 333 

Ireland, Thomas Mearck Mages 194 



INDEX. 



521 



DATE. 

May 25, 1GG5, 
Jan. 22, 1080, 
Feb. 17, 1078, 
Feb. 20, 1072-3, 
Dec. 7, 1003, 
Dec. 4, 1G03, 
Jun. 19, 16G5, 
Jun. 20, 160G, 
Oct. 23, 1081, 
Feb. 23, 1083, 
May 29, 1083, 
Oct. 2, lOO."), 
Jan. 24, 10H2-3, 
Jan. 34, 1083-3, 
Jun. 14, 1084, 
Oct. 27, 1083, 
Oct. 18, 1070, 
Oct. 18, 107.^, 
Sep. 23, 1080, 

Feb. 14, 1082-3, 
Jan. 25, lOGO, 
Mar. 8, 1074, 
Feb. 1.5, 1G83, 
Aug. 10, 108U, 
Jan. 8, 10G8, 

Jan. 6, 1080, 

Feb. i), 1080, 
Dec. 13, IGOl, 
May 27, 100.5 



GEANTOR. 

Jackson, Bobert 
Jackson, Robert 
Jaokson, Robert 
Jaycooks, Francis 
Jaycocks, Thomas 
Jayoocka, Thomas 
Jaycocks, William 
Jaycocks, William 
Jaycocks, William 
Jaycooks, William 
Jaycocks, William 
Jennings, Joseph 
Johnson, Harman 
Johnson, Harman 
Johnson, Peter 
Jones, Thomas 
Jones, William 
Jones, William 
Jones, William 

Langdon, Joseph 
Langdon, Thomas 
Lattin, "Widow" 
Marvin, John 
Marvin, Robert 
Marvin, Robert 

Mayle, Henry 

Mentourne, Richard 
Mills, George 
Mott, Adam 



July 34, 1()82 Mott, Adam 



Mar. 18, 1081, 
June 4, 1058, 

April 15, . 

Dec. 30, 107:», 
Jan. 10, 1075, 
Feb. 37, 1050, 
May 27, 100.5, 

Dec. 11, 1G07, 
Nov. 17, 1008, 



Mott, .\.dam 
Mott, .\ilam 
Mott, Cornelius 
Mott, Lawrence 
Mott, Lowra.s 
OgdLii, Richard 
Osborn, William 
(Osborn, William i 
( Hewlett, George f 
(Osborn, William ) 
'(Hewlett, George )' 



OEANTEE. PAGE. 

Jonas Fordham 100 

John Marsh 187 

William Smith 212 

Thomas Champin 291 

Thomas Langdon 140 

Caleb Carman 149 

Jonah Fordham 191 

Thomas Hicks 220 

Aaron .\. Onderdonk. . 439 

Daniel Bedell 403 

Edmund Tituf 470 

Samuel Allen 211 

William Johnson 413 

William Smith 414 

Hendrick Blandefell .... 483 

Jonathan Laicey 444 

Roger Pedley 457 

Roger Pedley 398 

John Hubba 143 

Henry Willis 474 

Robert Williams 34 

Joseph Williams 472 

Francis Chappell 471 

William Lee 200 

John Smith Bock, Jr. . . 142 

(Elias Burling ' . yg 

1 John Burling i 

John March 353 

Robert Beddell Si- 
John Ellison .-. 107 

fAdam Mott, Jr 1 

! James Mott I ..^ 

] John Mott ( "'^^ 

[^Joseph Mott , 

Hendrick Mandef ell ., . 4S1 

John Seaman 30 

Thomas Martin 478 

Nathan Birdsall 205 

Henry Willits 300 

Thomas Carle . 435 

John Scott 108 

Bobert Beddle 348 

John Hubb« 357 



522 



INDEX. 



DATE. GBANTOR. GKANTEE. PAGE. 

April 2.5, 1067, Osborn, William Thomas Southard 333 

Feb. — , 1C80, Pearsall, Nathaniel William Wiar 480 

Mar. aa, 1074. Pearsall-, Nathaniel Daniel Pearsall 297 

Feb. 15, 1082-3, Pettit, Joseph Jonathan Smith, Jr 449 

July 30, 1083, Pettit, Joseph William Smith 450 

Dec. — , 1070, Pettit, Josev)h Daniel Beadle 400 

April 31, 1073, Raynor, Edward Robert Jackson 280 

Rushmore, Thomas John Marvin 303 

Jan. 10, 1007. Rushmore, Thomas John Willy 244 

May 11, 1080 Rushmore, Thomas John Smith, Jr. , Rock. . 189 

Aug-. 4, 1080, Rushmore, Thomas Moses Mudge 185 

May 10, 1004, Rushmore, Thomas John Scott 175 

June 0, 1085, Scott, John Richard Moore 173 

Jan. 10,1003, Scott, Joseph Thomas Ireland 130 

June 18, 1083, Seaman, John {'Henry fo^jfson" l ! ! ! ! ! I" ^03 

June 11, 1083, Seaman, John Henry Willis 475 

March 13, 1(>80, Seaman, John Richard Stites 338 

Oct. 2, 107.'), Seaman, -Tohn Henry Willits 300 

Dec. 7, l(i05. Searing, Simon Christojiher Hushurst. . 202 

Aug. 13, 1079, Smith, Abraham Richard Oornwell 314 

Sep. 33, 1079, Smith, Abraham Richard Cornwell 310 

April 20, 1007, Smith, Abraham Thomas Southard 333 

March 28, 1070, Smith, John Jeremiah Smith : . 322 

April 18, 100:"), Smith, John, Rock, Samuel Denton 102 

Feb. 4, 1078, Smith, John, Rock, John Oxen 239 

May 1, 1084, Smith, Jonathan, Rock Thomas Wallis 434 

March 11, 1081-3, Smith, Jonathan, Rock William Smith 376 

Feb. 17, 1003, Smith, Thomas Thomas Carle 1.51 

Feb. 17, 1003, Smith, Thomas Richard Ellison 151 

Feb. 5, 1003, Smith, Thomas Richard Stites 329 

Apr. 10, 1083, Smith, William Richard Denton 450 

Apr. 38, 1083, Smith, William After Alburtua 453 

Jan. 30, 1083-3, Smith, William -'|^|^*^ Burlin?' ' ' '^'^ 

Mar. 3, 1005, Stites, Richard Joseph Jennins ' '. . . 305 

March 11, 1080, Stites, Richard Henry Willis 232 

July 1, 1078, Sutton, Joseph Christopher Yemaus . . . 375 

Jan. 15, 1079, Thickstone, William Samuel Denton. .■ 207 

Dec. 0, 1009, Thickstoue, William Christopher Yemans. .. . 231 

April 33, 1080, Thickstoue, William Elias Durland 230 

Nov. 30, 1077, Thickstoue, William Thomas Martin 388 

Feb. 20, 1081-3, Thickstoue,- William Henry Dosenboro 407 



INDEX. 



523 



DATE. 

March 8, 1671-3, 
Feb. 13, 1(571, 
Oct. 15, 167."), 
April 39, 1679, 
Dec. 7, 1665, 
Feb. 15, 1683-3, 

Sep. 13, 1655, 

March 14, 1659, 
Feb. 16, 1666-7, 
July 8, 1682, 
Feb. 6, 1681, 
Jan. 30, 1682-3, 
March 4, 1684, 
May 27, 1665, 
March 24, 1667-8, 
Dec. 10, 1667, 
Jan. 11, 16G7, 
Jan. 1, 1667, 
Sep. 32, 1680, 

March 15,1663-4, 

Nov. 29, 1664, 



GEANTOK. 

Thickstone, William 
Titus, Edward 
Totten, Richard 
Townsend, John 
Treadwell, John 
Treadwell, John 

Updyke, Gisbert 

Wandell, Thomas 
Wascott, John 
Wescote, John 
Wescote, John 
Wescote, John 
Wiar, William , 
Williams, Robert 
Willis, Mary 
Willy, John 
Willy, John 
Willy, John 
Wood, Jeremiah 

Wood, Jeremy 

WooUey, John 



GBANTEB. PAGE. 

Robert Jackson 2b5 

Adam Mott, Jr 388 

Roger Pedley 397 

John Smith 309 

Nathaniel Oole.s 303 

Jonathan Smith, Jr .... 447 

Alexander Bryan 35 

Jane Washburn 32 

John Smith, Jr 231 

Thomas Okley 404 

William Smith 405 . 

WilliamSmith 412 

John Okisson 481 

Henry Pearsall 170 

Joseph Williams 473 

John Beates 346 

Joseph Sutton 350 

Robert Jackson 343 

WilliamSmith 300 

( Thomas Bushmore ...' ^gg 

"(Samuel Dentou I 

Thomas Jones 314 



INDEX OF DEEDS— Qrantees. 



DATE. 

Kov. 30, lOSl, 
April 3y, 1683, 
Oct. 2, 1065, 

March 2, 1082-3, 

Dec. 10, 16()7, 
Aug. 29, 1607, 
Dec. 1, ICTli, 
Dec. 23, 1080, 
Dec. 30, 1680, 



GEANTEE. 

Abrams, Charles 
Alburtus, After 
Allen, Samuel 

Bate, James 

Bate, John 
Bate, John 
Beadle, Dauiel 
Beate, James 
Beate, James 



Dec. 11; 1007, Beddle, Robert 



June 30, 1671, 

Feb. 33, 16.S3, 
May 23, 1670, 
June 30, 1671, 
Jnue 30, 1671, 

June 30, 1071, 

Dec. 13, 1661, 

Dec. 36, 1671), 

Doc. U), 16H3, 

Dec. U), 1(W3, 

Sep. 13, 165.-), 

Jan. 6, 1085, 

Jan. HO, 1083, 

Dec. 30, 1080, 
Feb. 27, 1650, 
Feb. 17, 1003, 
Dec. 4, 1603, 
May 2, 165!), 
May 2:), l(i(;5, 
Feb. 20, 1672-3, 
Feb. 15, 1683, 
Nov. 2>), 1678, 
Dec. 7, 1605, 
Aii^'. 13, 1670, 
Sep. 22, 1671», 

Nov. 20. 1670, 
April 10, 1683, 



Bedell, Daniel ) 
Bedell, John ) 
Bedell, Daniel 
Bedell, Daniel 
Bedell, Daniel 
Bedell, Dauiel 
Bedell, John ) 
Bedell, Daniel i 
Bedell, Robert 
Birdsall, Nathan 
Broockout, Matkias 
Broockout, Mathias 
Bryan, Alexander 
Burling, Elias ) 
Burling, John > 
Burling, Elias ' 
Burling, John ) 

Carle, Sarah 
Carle, Thomas 
Carle, Thomas 
Carman, Caleb 
Champion, Thomas 
Champion, Thoma.s 
Champion, Thomas 
Chappell, Francis 
Coe, Robert 
(!oles, Nathaniel 
Coi'uwell, Richard 
Cornwell, Richard 

Daniel, Thomas 
Denton, Richard 



GKANTOE. PAGE. 

Robert Bedle 407 

William Smith 453 

Joseph Jennings 211 

(Jonas Halsted > .„. 

"(Sarah Carle )' 

John Willy 346 

Richard Gildersleeve. . . 240 

Joseph Pettit 466 

Sarah Carle 337 

Sarah Carle 336 

< George Hewlett ) „ . ^j 

\ William Osborne )' ''^^ 

Robert Bedell 437 

William Jayoooks 408 

George Hewlett 404 

Robert Beadle 406 

Robert Beadle 469 

Robert Bedell 437 

George Mills 347 

Lawrence Mott 305 

J. James Bate 410 

J. James Bate 435 

Gisbert Updyke 835 

Henry Mayle 4i)5 

William Smith 418 

John Beate 336 

Richard Ogden 435 

Thomas Smith 151 

Thomas Jaycocks 149 

Robert Coe 107 

Thomas Ellison 171 

Francis Jacocks 301 

John Marvin 471 

Jonah Fordham 441 

John Treadwell 203 

Abraham Smith 314 

Abraham Smith 311 

Ralph Hall 483 

William Smith 450 



INDEX. 



525 



DATE. 

Mar. 15, 16G3-4, 

April 18, 1665, 
Jan. 15, 1079, 
Dec. 7, 1663, 
Feb. 20, 1681-2, 
April 33, 16S0, 

May 37, 1605, 
Feb. 17, 1663, 
May 8, 1675, 
July 33, 1671, 
March 4, 1678-9, 
March 13,' 1680, 

June 19, 1665, 
May 35, 1665, 

Feb. 13, 1682-3, 

Feb. 18, 1668-9,' 
June 30, 1666, 
March 10, 1679-80, 
Sept. 33, 1680, 

Nov. 17, 1668, 

Dec. 7, 1605, 

Jan. 10, 1603 
July 33, 1671, 
July 36, 1671, 

March 21, 1665-6, 
Jan. 1, 1667, 
March 8, 1071-2, 
April 31, 1073, 
March 31, 1608, 
March 3, 1665, 
Dec. 15, 1079, 
March 13, 1083-3, 
Jan. 24, 1083-3, 
Nov. 29, 1664, 

June 18, 1683, 

. Oct. 37, 1683, 
Deo. 7, 1603, 



GKANTOB. GRANTEE. PAGE, 

Denton, Samuel ) r -nr i . , « 

Eushmore, Thomas; '^'^^■<'^^y ^°'"1 ^"^ 

Denton, Samuel John Smith, Kock 103 

Denton, Samuel AVilliam Thiokston 307 

Disboro-w, Henry, Caleb Carman 150 

Dosenboro, Henry William Thickston 4(17 

Durland, Elias William Thiokston 326 

Ellison, John Adam Mott '. . , . 167 

Ellison, Kichard, Thom'as Smith 151 

Ellsworth Theophilus Joseph Hall 834 

Embree, Samuel Timothy Halsted 281 

Emery, Samuel Richard Gildersleeve, Jr. 446 

Emory, Samuel Town of Hempsted 320 

Fordham Jonah William Jaycocka 191 

Fordham, Jonas Robert Jackson 165 

(Gildersleeve, Rich-) 

ard, Jr. Richard Gildersleeve. . . 455 
(Gildersleeve, Thos. ) 

Hicks, Thomas Thomas Champion 264 

Hicks, Thomas William Jaycocks 236 

Higgam, Elizabeth Thomas Higgam 179 

Hubbs, John William Jones 243 

„ ,, T 1 (George Hewlett > „.„ 

Hubbs, John -(William Csborn , ^"^ 

Hushurst, Christopher Simon Searing 303 

Ireland, Thomas Joseph Soott 130 

Ireland, Thomas Timothy Halsted 379 

Ireland, Thomas Joan Ireland 383 

Jackson, Robert John Fossicur 323 

Jackson, Robert John Willy 342 

Jackson, Robert William Thickston 285 

Jackson, Robert Edward Raynor 286 

Jenens, Joseph Thomas Ireland 249 

Jennins, Joseph Richard Stites 205 

Johnson, Harman Thomas Ireland 233 

Johnson, Hendrick William Alburtus 452 

Johnson, William Harman Johnson 413 

Jones, Thomas John Woolley 214 

Jonson, Henry I ^^^^ Seaman 403 

Royly, James ) 

Laicey, Jonathan Thomas Jones 444 

Langdon, Thomas Thomas Jayoocks 146 



526 



INDEX. 



DATE. GRANTOB. GRANTEE. PAGE. 

Nov. 17, lfi(i3, Langdon, Thoma.s Aaron Foreman 310 

Dec. 17, 1007, Langdon, Thomas Alexander Bryan 36 

June 2f), 1082, Lanslett, Samuel John Ellison 401 

Oct. 21, 1667, Latting, Richard John Dyer 322 

Jan. 30, 1681-3, Lee, William Matthew Bedell. 486 

Aug. 10, 1680, Lee, William Eobert Marvin 306 

Oct. 3, 1681, Lokiaon, John Jonathan Burdge 479 

June 31. 106.'), Mages, Mearck Thomas Ireland 194 

June 14, 1684, Mandefell, Hendrick Peter Johnson 482 

March 18, 1684, Mandefell, Henry Adam Mott 481 

Feb. 9, 1680, March, John Richard Mentonrne 203 

Jan. 33, 1680, March, John Robert Jackson 187 

April 15, , Martin, Thomas Cornelivis Mott .' 478 

Nov. 30, 1677, Martin, Thomas William Thickston 388 

Marvin, John Thomas Rushmore 303 

June 11, 1684, Marvin, John Francis Ohappell 473 

Jan. 0, 166,'), Marvin, Robert John Fossicor 203 

March 31 , 1659, Marvin, Robert Robert Ooe 33 

April 10, 1659, Marvin, Robert Thomas Champion ,87 

Aug. 1, 1684, Mayle, Henry John Allen 435 

April 9, 1685, Mayle, Henry Abraham Frost 493 

Jan. 6, 1685, Mayle, Henry {S Sn|: :::::::: T ''' 

Feb. 9, 1680, Mentourne, Richard John Brick 251 

Jan. 5, 1682, Minthorne, Richard Robert Bedle 411 

June 1, 1605, Moore, Richard John Scott 173 

Dec. 29, 1665, Mott, Adam John Ellison 202 

July 18, 1670, Mott, Adam Richard Gildersleeve. . . 271 

Feb. 13, 1671, Mott, Adam, Jr. ' Edward Titus ,. . . 288 

TMott, Adam, Jr. ] 

July 34, 1683, i ^°**^ J™®^ |. Adam Mottt 443 

LMottj Joseph J 

Dec. 10, 1669, Mott, Cornelius Henry Desbrow 339 

Aug. 4, 1680, Mudge, Moses Thomas Rushmore 185 

April 30, 1605, No grantee named Aaron Fornian 163 

March 4, 1684, Okisson, John William Wiar 481 

July 8, 1083, Okley, Thomas John Wescote 404 

October 33, 1684, Onderdonk, Aaron A. William Jacocks 439 

Feb. 4, 1678, Oxen, John John Smith Rock 239 

March 33, 1674, Pearsall, Daniel Nathaniell Pearsall 397 

March 87, 1665, Pearsall, Henry Eobert Williams 170 

Oct. 15, 1675, Pedley, Roger Richard Totten 297 



INDEX. 



rm 



DATE. 


OEANTOn. 


f+BANTKR. 


PA(ii!:. 


Oct. 18, 1075, 


Pedley, Koger 


William Jouom 


. . 2! IK 


Oct. 18, 1070, 


Pedley, Roser 


William Jouck 


.. 457 


March 13, 1683, 


Rootes, Urein 


Thomas Daniell 


.. 484 


June 18, 1082, 


Eoyly, James t 
Jonson, Henry i 


John Seaman 


. . 403 


March 1.5, 1663-4, 


Bushmore, Thomas ) 
Denton, Samuel » 


Jeremy Wood 


. . 152 


June 6, 106!), 


Scott, John 


Jonah Fordham 


. . 173 


May 25, 1665, 


Scott, John 


Jonah Fordham 


. . 165 


May 27, 1665, 


Scott, John 


William Osborn 


. . 168 


May 10, 1664, 


Scott, John 


Thomas Rushmore . . . 


., 175 


June 4, 1658, 


Seaman, John 


Adam Mott '. . . 


. . 30 


Sep. 4, 1672, 


Searing-, John 


Samuel Denton 


. , 465 


Jan. 24, 1665, 


Smith, Abraham 


John Carpenter 


.. 213 


June 26, 1679, 


Smith, Abraham, 


Robert Coe 


.. 442 


March 28, 1676, 


Smith, Jeremiah 


John Smith 


.. 322 


April 29, 1679, 


Smith, John 


John Townsend 


. . 209 


Peb. 16, 1666-7, 


Smith, John, Jr. 


John Wasoott 


. . 231 


April 10, 1672, 


Smith, John, Jr. 


John Ellison 


.. 147 


June 3, 1658, 


Smith, John, Jr. 


Richard Brudnell 


. . 52 


May 11, 1680, 


Smith, John, Jr. Rock 


, Thomas Rushmore. . . 


. . 189 


May 17, 1670, 
Jan. 8, 1668, 


Smith, John, Jr. Rock 
Smith, John, Rook, Jr 


, Aaron Forman 


278 


. Robert Marvin 


. . 142 


Feb. 10, 1676-7, 


Smith, John, Rook, Sen Biohard Ellison 


. . 193 


July 11, 1081, 


Smith, Jonathan 


Edward Hif^bie 


. . 468 


Feb. 15, 1682-3, 


Smith, Jonathan. Jr. 


John Treadwell 


.. 447 


Feb. 15, 1682-3, 


Smith, Jonathan, Jr. 


Frances Champion... 


. 448 


Feb. 15, 1682-3, 


Smith, Jonathan, Jr, 


Joseph Pettit 


.. 449 


July 26, 1683, 


Smith, William 


Richard Gildersleeve. 


. . 454 


July 26, 1683, 
Sep. 22, 1680, 


Smith, William 


Joseph Pettit 


. . 456 


Smith, William 


Jeremiah Wood 


. 200 


Feb. 17, 1678, 


Smith, William 


Robert Jackson 


. 212 


Feb. 37, 1681, 


Smith, William 


James Bate 


. . 375 


Mar. 11, 1681-2, 


Smith, William 


Jonathan Smith, Rock 


. 376 


Feb. 6, 1681, 


Smith, William 


John Wescote 


. 405 


Jan. 23. 1682-3, 


Smith, William 


Thomas Elesun 


. 413 


Jan. 30, 1682-3, 


Smith, William 


John Wescote 


. 413 


Jan. 24, 1682-8, 


Smith, William 


Harman Johnson 


. 414 


May 22, 1659, 


Smith, William 


Pieter Cornelisen 


. 106 


April 35, 1667, 


Southard, Thomas 


William Osborn 


333 


April 36, 1667, 


Southard, Thomas 


Abraham Smith 


. 233 


Jan 16, 1665, 


Statham, Thomas 


Lewis Hewlett 


. 218 


Jan. 18, 1665, 


Statham, Thomas 


George Hewlett 


. 219 



528 



IXDEX. 



Mav. 




ATE. 

'., I(i80, 


Feb. 


5, 


u;(i2, 


Jan. 


11 


, 1067, 


May 


2!) 


, 1083, 


July 


22 


, 1071, 


March 14, KmH, 


May 


1, 


1684, 


March 


14, 1059, 


March 


25, 1050, 


May 


3, 


105!), 


Feb. 


— 


, 1080, 


Mar. 


24 


, 1007-8, 


Mar. 


H, 


1074, 


Jan. 


25, 


1000, 


Mar. 


n 


, 1080, 


Feb. 


14 


, 1082-3, 


June 11 


, 1083, 


Oct. 


2 


1075, 


Jan. 


10, 


1075, 


Jan. 


10, 


l(i07. 


Dec. 


0, 


1009, 


Dec. 


0, 


1609, 


July 


1, 


1078, 



GKANTOB. GBANTEE. PAGE. 

Stites, Richard John Seaman 328 

Stites, Bichard Thomas Smith 329 

Sutton, Joseph John Willy 250 

Titus, Edmund William Jaycocks 476 

Tredwell, John Timothy Halsted 280 

Vallentine, Bichard Thomas Ellison 29 

Wallis, Thomas John Smith, Book 434 

Washburn, Jane Thomas Wandell 33 

Weeks, Francis Nathaniel Denton 53 

Weeks, Francis Benjamin Coe ,. . . 106 

Wiar, William Nathaniel Pearsall 480 

Williams, Joseph Mary Willis 473 

Williams, Joseph "Widow" Lattin 472 

Williams, Joseph Thomas Langdon 34 

Willis, Henry Bichard Stites 233 

Willis, Henry Joseph Langdon 474 

Willis, Henry John Seaman. . . 475 

Willis, Henry John Seaman 300 

Willis, Henry Lowras Mott 300 

Willy, John Thomas Bushmore 244 

Yemans, Christopher William Thickstone -321 

Yemans, Christopher Henry Disboro 241 

Yemans, Christopher Joseph Sutton 375 



PERSONAL INDEX. 



PAGE. 

Abrahams, Charles 381, 392, 407, 424, 428 

Adams, John 445 431 

Alburtus, After 118 403 

Alburtus, John 435^ 453 

Alburtus, William 414, 451, 452, 453 

Allen, Isaac M 3 

Allen, John 389, 435 

Allen, Nathaniel 366, 367 

Allen, Samuel.... 152, 153, 154, 211, 212, 244, 297, 330, 331, 363, 479 

Ardway, Abner 393, 394 

Argant, William , 25C 

Armitage, Martha 112 

Armitage, Mannaseth 108, 109, 110, 111, 112 

Armitage, Thomas 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 115, 171, 326, 261 

Ashman, John 189, 202, 230, 231 

Ashman, Phebe : 330 

Ashman, Robert 18, 20, 35, 28, 31, 33, 52, 54 

61, 62, 68, 70, 74, 80, 81, 85, 88, 89, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 101 
104, 106, 109, 114, Hi), 130, 132, 134, 135, 144, 145, 146, 149, 151 

Aukey, John 302 

Avery, Edward 479 

Baily, Elias 394 

Baldin, George 359, 388, 311, 321, 365, 453, 462 

Baldin, Joseph 306, 365, 383 

Baldin, Mary 288 

Banbery, Edward .' 350, 351, 363 

Barker, "Goodman" 68 

Barker, John 367 

Barker, Mr 394 

Barlow, Robert , 453 

Bats, "Gooddy" 411 

Bayly, John • 373, 374 

Beadle, Blanch 248 

Beadle, Robert 16, 19 

20, 31, 63, 68, 77, 78, 79, 82, 94, 98, 99, 102, 113, 142, 151, 161 
162, 186; 196, 300, 304, 227, 247, 348, 249, 350, 358, 260, 360 
307, 369, 277, 279, 296, 306, 310, 317, 319, 321, 337, 340, 341, 342 
343, 365, 380, 406, 407, 411, 418, 437, 438, 466, 467, 469, 470, 478 

Beate, James 304, 305 

323, 327, 374, 375, 381, 391, 410, 416, 419, 434, 435, 436, 452, 470 

Beate, James, Jr 387 

Beate, John 1^5 

340, 341, 346, 374, 275, 887, 306, 317, 336, 374, 437, 444, 470, 479 



530 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Beate, Kobert 397 

Bedell, Betty 343 

Bedell, Blanch 438 

Bedell, Daniel 220, 227, 250, 261, 262, 263, 268, 277, 284, 3:)2 

293, 294, 295, 296, 302, 310, 319, 330, 32/5, 380, 336, 343, 361, 362 
364, 365, 374, 380, 417, 437, 438, 454, 463, 464, 465, 466, 469, 470 

Bedell, Daniel, Jr 325 

Bedell, John 292, 293 

296, 315, 318, 319, 337, 344, 356, 380, 390, 391, 424, 437, 438, 439 

Bedell, Matthew 204, 221, 385, 393, 393 

296, 339, 340, 341, 343, 343, 345, 346, 357, 358, 368, 370, 371. 373 

373, 374, 382, 384, 389, 392, 393, 398, 399, 415, 416, 424, 436, 437 

Bedell, Bobert. .380, 406, 407, 411, 418, 437, 438, 466, 467, 469, 470,. 478 

Bedell, Bobert, Jr 383 

Bearsly, John 306 

Beedient, Mordica ; . 479 

Berohsell, Benjamin 400 

Betts, Eichard 335, 226 

Birohsell, Stephen 400 

Birdsall, Nathan 305 

Bodian, Mordica 340 

Bolides, Mr 318 

Boman, Henry 340, 343, 354 

Bowman, Thomas 445, 460 

Bradnell, Biohard 465 

Brick, John 351, 3.53, 333, 464, 479 

Briges, Mr 195 

Briges, Mrs 189 

Brockos, Anthony 377 

Broockout, Mathias J 410, 435 

Brutnall, Richard 16, 31, 34, 31, 53, 53, 63, 69, 115, 117 

Bryan, Alexander : 35, 36 

Burohall, Nathan 39t 

Burge, Jonathan 479, 480 

Burling, Elias 413, 495, 496 

Burling, John 413, 495, 496 

Buttres, John 147 

Carle, Elizabeth 434 

Carle, John 332, 338, 381, 410, 435, 436, 436, 464 

Carle, Joseph 453 

Carle, Kobert 43 

Carle, Sarah 326, 327, 338, 426 

Carle, Thomas 3 j 

31, 33, 49, 54, 61, 63, 07, 68, 80, 81, 105, 116, 131, 133, 134 
137, 139, 151, 175, 186, 197, 358, 390, 304, 331, 434, 435, 436, 477 



INDEX. 531 

PAQE. 

Carle, Timothy 274 

Carle, "Widow" ' 300, 311, 375, 412 

Carman, Benjamin : 437 

Carman, Caleb 62, 00, 81, 105, 149, 150, 372, 382, 427, 470 

Carman, John 7, 20, 28, 32, 61, 64, 00, 71, 83, 84 

118, 116, 117, 131, 137, 131), 140, 170, 181, 188, 201, 204, 220, 321 
233, 2-A 358, 364, 301, 310, 312, 313, 315, 322, 380, 400, 440, 463 

Carman, John, Jr 378, 380 

Carman, Mr 115, 228, 455 

Carpenter, Ephraim 185 

Carpenter, John 98 

139, 148, 149, 154, 155, 173, 195, 210, 213, 214, 233, 245 

Carpenter, Joseph 247, 316, 460 

Champin, Frances 381, 448, 449 

Champin, "Goody" 346 

Champion, "Goodman" 53, 303, 358 

Champion, John 368, 292, 302, 308, 309, 315, 318, 428, 431, 468 

Champion, Thomas.. 20, 30, 37, 54, 61, 64, 68, 69, 70, 81, 107, 108, 113 
134, 171, 174, 230, 334, 357, 358, 361, 291, '317, 321, 441, 448, 449 

Chappell, Francis 392, 410 

418, 419, 420, 423, 424, 425, 436, 427, 429, 430, 433, 443, 444, 446 
447, 452, 454, 457, 458, 459, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468 
470, 471, 472, 473, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 483, 483, 484 

Charlton, Richard 179 

273, 374, 275, 376, 277, 278, 280, 281, 383, 283, 438, 467, 470 

Chatterton, "Goodman" 35 

Chatterton, "Goody". . - 116 

Chatterton, Michael '. 18, 30, 33, 51, 69 

Chatterton, William 309 

Cheeseman, Thomas 206 

Cher, John 305 

Chew, John 318, 287, 361, 368 

Chew, Richard '■ 351 

Clark, Michael 348 

Clay, Sarah 235 

Coe Benjamin 7, 31, 33, 34, 106, 116, 331, 448 

Coe, John 7, 33, 69, 99, 107, 108, 110 

Coe, Mr 178 

Coe, Robert , V, 33, 34, 107,312, 441, 443 

Cole, Nathaniel 166 

Coles, John 306 

Coles, Nathaniel 303 

Combs, Richard 370, 460, 479 

Comstook, Samuel 307, 344 



532 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Corey, John 304 

Cornelius, Peter 18, 22, 31, 50, 63, 64, 68, 106, 107, 114 

Cornish, John 373, 443 

Cornwell, Hannah 433 

Cornwell, John 433, 490 

Corn-well, Richard 163, 314, 216, 814, 384, 389, 392 

Oowell, Nathaniel 190 

Cramer, William l.'iS, 162 

Creed, William 841. 884 

Crow, Christopher 185 

Curtis, John 375, 395, 308, 870 

Daniell, Thomas 399, 353, 357, 307, 436, 458, 483 

Davis, Nicolas 371 

Deering, Samuel 143, 144, 145 

Demeire, Nicholas 850, 351 

DeMott, Thomas : . 18, 38, 31, 33, 68 

Denman, John 335, 236 

Denton, Augustus 3 

Denton, Daniel 57, 370 

Denton, Mr 31,114 

Denton, Nathaniel 31, 31, 58, 115, 443 

Denton, Eichard 7, 33, 450 

Denton, Samuel 130 

141, 149, 151, 153, 150, 162, 166, 191, 195, 199, 207, 31,5, 219, 335 
3.50, 363, 377, 395, 815, 335, 349, 850, 356, 881, 388, 406, 416, 465 

Dickerson, John 177 

Dinge, Christopher • 493 

Diuge, Eobert 808, 309, 493 

Disborow. Henry. 142, 150, 186, 239, 240, 341, 243, 870, 387, 439, 440 

Di.sbrow, Leonard 315 

Dongan, Thomas 485, 490 

Dosenboro, Henry, Jr 407 

Doughty, Elias 104, 3.50, 344, 803, 491 

Dowty, Mr 439, 480, 492 

Dupey, John 208 

Durland, Elias... 230, 386,-303, 303, 306, 395, 396, 399, 405, 417, 483 

Durland, Miriam 39,5 

Dusburrow, Hendrick 309, 396 

Dusenburrow, Hendrick ■.....' 1 L7 

Deyer, John 223 

Edsall, Samuel 181 

Egburtus, Bernard 4,')2 

Ellison, "Goodman" 31 115, 116 



INDEX. 533 

PAGE. 

Ellison, John 7, 18, 20, 32, 01, 65, 69, 73, 81, 85, 90 

103, 105, 116, 120, 130, 132, 141, 147, 148, 150, 151, 156, 157, 166 
107, 168, 181, 18H, 191, 195, 199, 302, 203, 215, 325, 337, 339, 345 
246, 247, 255, 256, 257, 358, 200, 362, 305, 300, 308, 284, 390, 395 
390, 301, 304, 300, 307, 310, 311, 313, 315, 310, 318, 321, 323, 331 
338, 339, 304, 309, 370, 371, 381, 385, 401, 402, 435, 455, 406, 478 

Ellison, John, Jr , SIO, 311, 463 

. Ellison, Lawrence 20, 28, 31, 61, 03 

68, 70, 71, 74, 78, 79, 80, 81, 113, 143, 164, 169, 188, 303, 339, 332 

Ellison, Blai-tha 338 

Ellison, Kichard 133, 134, 143, 151, 193, 194 

302, 314, 215, 216, 359, 311, 317, 321, 337, 361, 381, 444, 449, 403 

Ellison, Samuel 173 

Ellison, Tamson 194 

Ellison, Thomas 20, 29, 32, 58, 61, 68, 69, 74, 81, 97, 99, 103 

105, 114, 115, 118, 130, 131, 133, 142, 148, 151, 157, 169, 171, 173 
188, 191, 192, 233, 337, 350, 258, 372, 390, 294, 297, 306, 311, 310 
317, 321, 328, 327, 338, 340, 341, 342, 388, 396, 402, 412, 415, 477 

Ellsworth, Theophilus 224, 325 

Ellwin, John 414, 415 

Embree, Samuel 334, 381, 403 

Emory, Moses 306, 381 

Emory, Samuel. 230, 385, 390, 393, 307, 310, 330, 333, 383, 440, 441, 446, 447 

Emi-y, Morris 304 

Esser, John 30, 115 

Estland, Joseph 306 

Everitt, Eiohard 31, 33, 69, 108, 110 

Fessecur, John 163, 163, 168, 303, 303, 318, 323 

Fessey, Thomas 159, 160 

183, 204, 236, 284, 33J, 233, 295, 309, 315, 325, 341, 347, 384, 408 

Few, John 210 

Flower, Herman 118, 381 

Ford, Hu ■ 390 

Fordham, Jonah 143, 148, 105 

107, 173, 188, 191, 313, 215, 331, 339, 288, 289, 367, 309, 441, 473 

Fordham, Master 95 

Fordham, Mr ' 126, 133 

195, 196, 228, 2j0, 3J5, 302, 305, 308, 309, 311, 314, 315, 317, 330 

Fordham, Eobert 7 

Foreman, Josiah 18, 03, 7.5, 83, 96, 133,. 143, 148, 157, 175 

Foreman, Mr 70 

Forman, Aaron 21, 29, 30, 63, 70, 75, 81, 88 

89, 94, 95, 90, 113, 103, 210, 311, 233, 263, 378, 279, 331, 405 
Forman, "Goodman" 33, 1 k; 



534 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Forman, John 308 

Forman, Bobert..31, 29, 32, 50, 54, CO, 62, 63, 64, 69, 115, 116, 170 

Forman, Samuel 2^i ^^"^ 

Foster, Christopher l^"?! 311 

Foster, John 456 

Foster, Simon 494 

Foster, Thomas 1 ^' 

00, 61, 63, 68, 70, 71, 78, 79, 80, 83, 115, 247, 322, 389, 456, 494 

Fowler, William 36, 61, 67 

Freeman, Mary '^^'^ 

French, Edward 181, 185, 188, 190,198, 201, 206, 207 

308, 213, 233, 334, 244, 245, 252, 253, 325, 327, 328. 339, 830, 332 

Frevmham, Edward 102 

Frost, Abraham 394,334, 881, 396, 403, 434, 435, 403, 494 

Frost, "Goodman" 396 

Frost, Susan 494 

Gall, Abel 160, 176, 189, 858, 359 

Garland, Thomas 1 54 

Genes, Thomas 31 4 

Gildersleeve, Dorcas 33'\ 41 1 

Gildersleeve, Mr IS, 31, 28, 31 

So, 63, 64, 66, 69, 70, 74, 81, 88, 96, 105, 115, 137, 140, 15;! 
156, 336, 354, 258, 360, 361, 363, 373, 378, 295, 308, 310, 312, 313 

Gildersleeve, Bichard 7, 16 

19, 46, .50, 52, 54, 5.5, 156, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 73, 73, SO 
81, 89, 90, 96, 97, 104, 105, 109, 110, 111, 113, 119, 130, 138 
130, 134, 135, 148, 143, 144, 14.5, 146, 149, 1.54, l.'>7, 162, 169, 175 
178, 193, 198, 303, 303, 311, 319, 822, 225, 228, 233, 340, 241, 342 
346, 356, 357, 858, 261, 269, 270, 871, 878, 278, 2S9, 294, 396, 297 
398, 302, 315, 316, 317, 318, 333, 333, 334, 33.';, 33fi, 387, 857, ?,^» 
375. 377, 880, 385, 408, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 410, 411 
413, 414, 416, 417, 425, 434, 441, 442, 443, 448, 449, 4.50, 451, 453 
454, 455, 456, 457, 463, 465, 466, 471, 475, 483, 485, 490, 493. 406 

Gildersleeve, Eichard, Jr 69, 174, 337, 334, 219, 250, 351, 3^2 

353, 255, 272, 303, 306, 317, 325, 337, 380, 393, 398, 446, 447, 4s.fi 

Gildersleeve, Samuel 67, 149 

Gildersleeve, "Sargant" '. 81 

Gildersleeve, Thomas 135, 136, 274, 317, 43'i, 448, 454, 4.55 

Gisbert, Mr 114 

Givens, Joseph 17,5 

Godfrey, Bobert 3.')6, 357 

Gritman, William . ._ 494 

Hall, Joseph '. 224, 225, 336 

Hall, Balph 379, 483, 484 



INDEX. 535 

PAGE. 

Hall, Reaph 341 

Halstead, Jonas 31, 28, 80, 112, 197, 304, 318, 339, 385 

Halstead, Joseph 1 90 436 

Halstead, Saiali 430 

Halstead, Timothy. ..50, 01, 03, 04, 08, 71, 74, 81, 87, 88, 89, 90, 93 
94, 95, 90, 105, 104, 177, 178, 201, 338, 330, 308, 303, 377, 379, 380 
281, 308, 310, 311, 317, 331, 328, 846, 847, 349, 856, 381, 395, 453 

Halstead, Timothy, Jr 430 

Haiice, John 409 

Hanckins, John 479 

Hansone, Jhor 377 

Harison, John 404 

Haviland, William 147 

Heare, Edward 118 

Heath, John 333 

Hedffer, John 445, 460 

Hedg^er, Thomas 479 

Heg-her, William 331, 400 

Hendricks, Harmon 408 

Hendriokson, Harmon 318, 319, 469 

Hendriokson, Hendrick 318 

Hendriokson, John 117 

Hewlet, Mary 373 

Hewlett, George 19 

30, 33, 33, 28, 48, 49, 55, 61, 62, 64, 65, 70, 71, 75, 79, 96, 97, 99 
102, 105, 116, 141, 108, 173, 177, 183, 180, 189, 196, 319, 239, 339 
340, 348, 355, 350, 357, 359, 380, 305, 300, 372, 375, 387, 389, 310 
816, 317, 322, 828, 303, 871, 373, 382, 433, 444, 464, 471, 488, 493 

i Hewlet, Lewis 171, 181, 203, 218, 219, 282, 288, 460 <^ 

Hicks, Alice A 6 

Hicks, Benjamin D 2, 18 

Hicks, George 381, 407, 450 

Hicks, John 7, 9 

28, 34, 45, 40, 53, 54, 85, 88, 90, 98, 97, 104, 105, 119, 120, 138 
130, 134, 185, 145, 146, 149, 175, 193, 194, 318, 338, 275, 472 

Hicks, Mr 31, 33, 31, 50 

()3, 64, 66, 09, 71, 74, 81, 96, 114, 137, 133, 140, 141, 150, 188 
234, 349, 250, 258, 359, 200, 263, 300, 311, 313, 318, 321, 353 

Hicks, Thomas 09, 82, 97, 99, 103, 130 

133, 147, 148, 153, 150, 157, 158, 159, 160, 103, 163, 164, 165, 166 
107, 108, 170, 172, 177, 178, 179, 182, 194, 195, 199, 303, 203, 314, 315 
317, 319, 333, 237, 338, 239, 281, 238, 245, 248, 249, 261, 373, 390 

Higbie, Edward 841, 385, 468 

Higgam, Elizabeth 179 



•'>;:>(! INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Higgam, Thomas 17'J, 180, 181, 318, 381, 418, 442, 443 

Hill, William 330, 331 

Holdsworth, Jonas 104, 11!) 

120, 121, 128, 129, 131, 145, 146, 149, 150, 151, 153, 211, 247, 305 

Hooper, Samuel 2, 3 

Hoyt, Samuel 114 

Hubbard, Jeremy 379, 383, 41 1 

Hubbard, Mr 148 

Hubbs, Elizabeth 303 

Hubbs, John 243, 244, 257, 297, 360, 367, 479, 481 

Hubbs, Eobert 356, 357, 376 

Hubby, John 403 

Hudson, Henry 7 

Hudson, Stephen 248, 467 

Hushurst, Christopher 202 

Ireland, Joan 282 

Ireland, Thomas 18 

20, 21, 29, 31, 62, 69, 70, 11.5, 130, 131, 138, 161, 194, 195 

20,5, 233, 337, 249, 250, 379, 380, 381, 383, 311, 317, 318, 310 

330, 331, 347, 381, 396, 397, 403, 407, 437, 440, 447, 443, 473, 489 

Ireland, Thomas, Jr 305 

Ireland, "Widow" 367 

Jackson, Elizabeth 3.'i3, 353 

Jackson, James 433 

Jackson, John 210 

215, 259, 376, 377, 391. 395, 311, 325, 333, 341, 356, 358, 359,- 378 
383, 383, 419, 430, 429, 430, 433, 443, 485, 487, 4S8, 489, 490, 493 

Jackson, Mr .-...137, 140, 142, 148, 153, 156, 169, 173, 18.5, 193 

303, 304, 354, 358, 359, 368, 377, 284, 393, 393, 294, 295, 296, 301 
302, 304, 310, 312, 316, 318, 321, 323, 338, 339, 348, 344, 346, 385 

Jackson, Bobert 7, 9. 18, 31, 29, 31, 43, 45, 49 

.50, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 71, 74, 81, 89, 96, lio; 115, 117, 130 
134, 144, 145, 165, 185, 187, 188, 301, 313, 213, 283, 343, 357, 365 
366, 378, 285, 286, 388, 391, 335, 343, 344, 345, 350, 380, 383, 393 

James,John 10, 2i), 30, 33 

34, 35, 36, 37, 43, 43, 46, 46, 47, 49, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56 
57, 58, .59, 60, 73, 78, 83, 86, 88, 89, 90, 106, 107, 108, 109 

Janse, Pieter 273 

Jarman, Simon 410 417, 440 

Jaycocks, David 118 

J.ayoocks, Francis 142, 297, 398, 457 

Jaycocks, Joshua 3IS, 308, 381 

Jaycocks, Thomas 30, 35, 38, 33, 51, 61, 64 

69, 74, 75, 81, 88, 98, 103, 116, 118, 130, 131, 146, 149, 150, 449 



INDEX. 537 

PAGE. 

Jaycocks, William 28, 40 

42, 51, 53, 58, 61, 08, 69, 76, 82, 85, 91, 101, 108, 105 
116, 118, 120, 130, 183, 171, 190, 191, 195, 336, 227, 338, 348, 34:i 
308, 264, 265, 267, 284, 302, 304, 307, 318, 821, -333, 334, 380, 333 
880, 888, 406, 407, 408, 489, 444, 448, 449, 450, 463, 464, 476, 4S9 

Jennings John 298, 336, 387, 339, 343, 843, 344, 345, 846 

Jennings, Joseph 130, 135, 157, 171, 205, 211, 212, 217, 237, 332 

345, 349, 268, 300, 334, 835, 337, 856, 36.., 372, 882, 418, 466, 477 

Jnsans, John yH7 

Jolianas, Minna 333, 336, 387 

Johnson, Harmau 117 

223, 234, 380, 896, 897, 403, 405, 413, 414, 450, 493, 494 

Johnson, Henclrick 451, 452 

Johnson, Henry 380, 402, 435, 495 

Johnson, John 271, 288, 390, 318 

Johnson, Peter 282, 336, 345, 381, 395, 440, 481, 482, 483 

Johnson, Thomas : 185 

Johnson, William 23, 24, 61, 98, 418 

Jones, Thomas 178, 208 

313, 314, 233, 345, 853, 353, 362, 3B4, 393, 398, 418, 444, 461, 479 

Jones, Sara 363 

Jones, William 244, 298, 3'J9, 410, 427, 457, 458, 479 

Jons, Morgin 407 

Ketoham, John 222 

Kiefe, William 7 

Kimberly, Thomas 36 

Knowles, Alexander 35 

Ijaioey, Jonathan 444 

Lambartson, Aaron 237 

Lanaredy, Caleb 173 

Landell, "Goodman" 18 

Langdell, Thomas 159 

Langdon, John 118 

Langdon, Joseph 178 

358, 292, 308, 311, 317, 358, 880, 890, 391, 399, 418, 478, 474, 475 
Langdon, Thomas 34, 35, 86, 61, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 71, 75 

78, 79, 80, 83, 88, 89, 90, 97, 105, 141, 146, 208, 210, 211, 233, 869 

Lanslett, Samuel 401, 402 

Larm, John 19 

Lattin, "Goodwife" 288 

Lattin, "Widow" 472, 478 

Latting, liichard 21, 195, 318, 330, 323, 383, 388, 863 



538 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Lawrence, William 198, 442 

Lee, William 206, 207, 386, 415, 416, 438, 436, 437 

Linuingtioi), Catharine 361 

Linnington, Henry 18, 21, 28, 32, 50, 63, 64, 69, 86, 116, 127 

128, 178, 200, 310, 317, 322, 361, 380, 356, 398, 399, 402, 415, 417 

Linus, Boger 32, 69, 76, 116 

Loehermant, Covert 45 

Loeussons, Jolin 355, 379 

Lokison, John 479 

Lomes, John 163, 279 

T,ow, Sarie 375 

Mages, Mearck 194 

Manderfell, Kendrick 481, 482, 483 

Marcy, John 198 

Marsh, James ". 479 

Marsh, John : 187, 188, 201, 251, 252, 418, 427 

Marshall, John 339, 340, 360, 395, 896, 397, 405 

Martin, Thomas 109, 388, 478, 479 

Marvin "Ooodman" 32, 258 

Marvin, John 206, 207, 303, 330, 348, 381, 471, 473 

Marv-in, Robert. .... .20, 33, 34, 38, 30, 33, 34, 37, 50, 54, 55, 56, 61 

64, 65, 68, 69, 70, 73, 75, 81, 95, 96, 97. 107, 113, 134, 143, 143 
177, 178, 303, 206, 207, 233, 308, 311, 317, 333, 334, 381. 409, 441 

Mary, Dutch 383 

Mason, Peter 180, 181, 188, 381 

Matthews, Kamuel 21 , 114 

Mayle, Henry 435, 493, 494, 495 

Mayle, Henry, Jr 452 

Meade, John 03, 69, 81, 89, 93, 94, 95 

Meade, Joseph 63,. 66, 68, 71, 88 

Mentourne, Eichard 351, 253, 353 

Messenger, Andrew 20, 53, 116, 192 

Messenger, Samuel 370 

Miller, Robert 460, 479 

Mills, George 19, 30, 31, 08, 114, 247 

Mills, Isaac 359 

Mills, Jonathan 353, 359^ 300 

Minthorne, Richard 380 411 427 

Moore, Mr .'.11]| j^g 

Moore, Richard I73 

Moores, Mills , gjg 

Mores, Lewis 270 

Morrell, Henry C ^^...... ....... 3 



INDEX. 539 

PAGE. 

Mott, Adam 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 28 

3!), 30, 31, 50, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 75, 82, 105, 115 

117, 160, 164, 167, 168, 174, 188, 197, 210, 214, 237, 259, 362, 271 

372, 373, 385, 386, 289, 392, 302, 311, 315, 318, 381, 337, 330, 345 

359, 361, 302, 389, 393, 393, 394, 413, 442, 461, 469, 481, 482, 485 

Mott, Adam, Jr 288 

289, 325, 358, 381, 392, 393, 395, 397, 405, 415, 4Ui, 419, 442, 483 

Mott, Cornelius 339, 240, 343, 345 

346, 347, 352, 353, 363, 382, 394, 395, 418, 434, 436, 437, 478, 479 

Mott, Henry , 330, 331, 480 

Mott, James 333, 347, 319, 333, 335, 335, 399, 443, 469 

Mott, Jane 442 

Mott, John 373, 374, 383, 437, 442 

Mott, Joseph , 427, 442 

Mott, Lawrence 80, 205, 306, 365 

Mott, Lieutenant 277 

Mott, Lorus 283, 294, 300, 301, 334, 335, 364 

Mowbray, John 444 

Mudge, Moses 164, 166, 172, 173, 185, 215 

Mullinex, Thomas, Jr 479 

Newton, "Caiitain'' 86 

Nicoll, "Governor" 9 

Nicols, "Captain" 181, 361, 262, 396 

Nieols, William 378, 379, 382, 459 

Noble, Mr 359, 300 

Noxon, Thomas 434 

Oakley, Thomas 248, 389, 404, 410, 443, 451 

Odell, Mr 116, 366 

Ogden, Mr 195, 196 

Ogden, Eiohard 30, 114, 435, 436 

Oke, John 349, 350 

Okeson, John 238, 239, 376 

Okessone, John 427, 461, 479, 481 

Onderdonk, Aaron A 439, 440 

Onderdonk, A drian 288 

( )nderdonk, Henry, Jr 4 

Osborn, William ... 1 36, 137, 140, 161, 163, 165, 168, 216, 233, 348, 350 

357, 363, 364, 377, 317, 330, 323, 345, 363, 378, 379, 383, 386, 459 

Osburn, Eichard 335, 381 

Owen, John 310 

Parsons, Henry 442 

Pattreg, Thomas 195 

Pearsall, Daniel 297, 306, 311, 318, 324, 348, 381, 466 



540 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Pearsall, George 306, 383, 403, 428, 480 

Pearsall, "Goodman" 67, 95 

Pearsall, Henry 31, 33, 35, 28, 30, 39, 40, 43, 49, 50, 53, 54, 55 

56, 60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 68, 70, 81, 96, 99, 105, 111, 113, .128, 134 
140, 141, 148, 167, 170, 188, 193, 196, 198, 301, 237, 388, 371, 397 

Pearsall, Nathaniel 187, 190, 193, 194, 197, 304, 346 

385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 290, 391, 393, 393, 395, 396, 397, 398, 399 
300, 801, 303, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 808, 309, 310, 813, 318, 315 
316, 317, 319, 330, 321, 323, 324, 830, 331, 333, 333, 337, 339, 340 
841, 343, 343, 844, 345, 846, 347, 850, 351, 353, 353, 354, 855, 356 
857, 358, 360, 371, 374, 375, 376, 378, 379, 383, 384. 385, 386 
387, 389, 390, 391, 408, 408, 409, 419, 430, 431, 438, 480, 487 
466, 479, 480, 481, 485, 488, 489, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496 

Pearsall, Thomas 307, 334, 306, 388, 408, 438 

Pearsall, ' ' Widow " 259, 277, 380, 393, 294, 396 

Pedley, Roger. .397, 398, 354, 899, 415, 445, 446, 457, 458, 460, 463, 479 

Pedley, William 445, 460 

Peirsun, Henry 156 

Penn, William 11 

Person, Daniel 416 

Peterson, Peter 385 

Pettit, John 63 

Pettit, Joseph. ..117, 363, 397, 398, 306, 817, 334, 328, 350, 360, 381, 385 
389, 391, 400, 401, 410, 436, 483, 434, 439, 441, 446, 447, 449, 450 
453, 455, 456, 457, 463, 464, 465, 466, 478, 474, 475, 476, 489, 490 

Pheassey, Thomas 159, 160 

Pine, James 21, 28, 31, 61, 68, 65, 68, 70, 82, 88, 89, 91 

93, 94, 95, 99, 103, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 131, 132, 184, 150, 156 
169, 175, 176, 195, 204, 323, 231, 256, 358, 371, 377, 385, 387, 393 
396, 811, 318, 320, 331, 333, 334, 339, 845, 361, 364, 366, 881, 383 

Pine, J ames, Jr 360, 380 

Pine, John 320, 337 

389, 390, 292, 293, 360, 378, 380, 400, 405, 426, 440, 448, 477, 485 

Pine, Jonathan 833 

Pine, N athaniel .- 860 

Pine, Samuel. 360, 380, 437 

Piatt, Epenetus 196 

Plum, Timothy 330, 336 

Poole, William 79, 80 

Poyer, Thomas 230 

Price, Bridget 244 

Puddenton, Sarah 349 

Kapalie, Jerome , 377, 409 

Baynor, Edward 19,38,31,40, 42, 61, 63, 69, 70, 113 

115, 175, 182, 195, 318, 358, 373, 386, 889, 392, 317, 321, 334, 397 



INDEX. 541 

PAOE. 

Eaynor, Samuel 383, 438, 439 

Kaynor, William ' 7 

Reap, William 175 

Rhodes, John 30, 73, llfi, 345, 240, 247 

Eisden, Mr 3(53 

Eobinson, Charles 387 

Eobinson, John 399 

Rolleson, Peter % 197 

Eo-w, John 371 

Eoyly, James 403 

Eushmore, Martha 303 

Eushmore, Thomas.. 28, 43, 4.5, 49, 50, 53, 54, 61, 03, 64, 07, 69, 70, 76 
80, 83, 90, 96, 105, 133, 134. 143, 143, 147, 153, 150, 175, 180, 181 
185, 189, 190, 194, W8, 807, 308, 215, 316, 330, 234, 225, 336, 237 
238, 329, 336, 239, 344, 351, 363, 377, 280, 281, 389, 290, 301, 303 
305, 311, 314, 315, 317, 321, 341, 348, 349, 363, 364, 369, 378, 379 
381, 383, 385, 386, 415, 418, 431, 446, 4.59, 463, 464, 405, 468, 477 

Eushmore, "Widow" 434, 4'15, 460 

Eutz, Terijan 436 

Eutz, Wilmatte 438 

Ruyvds, 0. V. E .58 

Eyle, James 380 

Soadding, William 18, 30, 33, 38, 33, 54, 60 

61, 63, 69, 71, 75, 81, 96, 99, 105, 116, 136, 101, 214, 320, 444 

Scott, "Goodman" 33 

Scott, John 1.56, 158, 1.59, 103, 16.5, 107, 108, 173, 17.5, 181, 370 

Scott, Joseph. 20, 38, 31, 50, 03, 04, 08, 71, 81, 114. 110, 136, 130, 349 

Scudder, Samuel 403 

Seablook, Thomas 363 

Seaman, Benjamin • 300, 35.9, 428, 488 

Seaman, "Captain" ^ 291 

Seaman, Capt. John 8, 10, 201, 304, 216, 245, 274, 377, 280, 381, 295 
361, 305, 370, 400, 428, 430, 439, 441, 443, 459, 470, 477, 485, 490 

Seaman, Ellison 187 

Seaman, John 38, 30, 40 

54, 85, 146, 169, 197, 199, 333, 330, 24.5, 246, 355, 356, 357, 378, 300 
335, 345, 379, 382, 386, 403, 403, 419, 430, 473, 475, 476, 4,H7, 493 

Seaman, John, Jr 233, 308, 338, 339, 408, 477 

Seaman, Jonathan 389, 303, 306, 334 

Seaman, Mr 19, 31, 52, 63, 63, 6.5, 68, 70, 77, 81 

10.3, 114, l;)3, 133, 137, 141, 148, 156, 160, 337, 339, 341, 354, 358 

3.59, 303. 207, 370, 395, 390, 305, 300, 307, 308, 309, 310, 313, 315 

316, 318, 330, 333, 323, 362, 378, 385, 386, 415, 438, 454, 485, 488 

Seaman, Samuel 117, 430, 483 



542 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Seaman, Solomon 306, 335, 359, 399, 415, 436 

Seaman, Th(^)mas 306, 438, 430 

Searing, John 135, 363, 335, 348, 349, 380, 387, 463, 465, 473 

Searing, Samuel V 3 

Searing, Simon 7, 38, 33, 50, 61 

63, 64, 66, 69, 71, 76, 80, 83, 96, 105, 116, 131, 134, 137, 139, 141 
159, 160, 163, 174, 180, 197, 199, 301, 3j3, 308, 335, 335, 336, 337 

358, 364, 367, 369, 389, 393, 310, 311, 317, 331, 333, 339, 330, 343 
350, 366, 377, 383, 383, 391, 419, 439, 443, 450, 468, 485, 487, 490 

Sexton, William 50 

Shepard, John 354, 355, 356, 357 

Simpson, Peter 350, 351 

Skidmore, John 313, 331 

Skidmore, Thomas 31, 76, 116, 363, 334, 335 

Smith, Abraham 80, 83, 105, 116, 131, 133, 181,301 

2U5, 309, 310, 313, 314, 315, 316, 318, 321, 333, 335, 336, 237, 359 
206, 38U, 281, 301, 318, 335, 347, 350, 358, 359, 361, 363, 366 
369,, 370, 381, 393, 394, 395, 397, 410, 415, 416, 435, 430, 442, 447 

Smith, Anna, Nan Ill 

Smith, Barnard 370 

Smith, Elea 366 

Smith, Grace 434 

Smith, James 387 

Smith, ,) eremiah '. 311, 323, 336, 387, 462 

Smith, Jeremiah, Jr 336 

Smith, John 42, 50, 54, 55, 76, 116, 129, 144, 145, 156 

164, 168, 180, 196, 301, 309, 311, 213, 236, 247, 355, 356, 357, 271 
388, 305, 332, 323, 334, 325, 332, 333, 338, 339, 346, 360, 369, 371 
388, 398, 406, 408, 410, 412, 438, 442, 467, 470, 475, 487, 488, 490 

Smith, John,- Blue 378 

384, 395, 304, 310, 313, 316, 317, 322, 330, 331, 368, 380, 385, 493 

Smith, John, 1 388 

Smith, John, Jr 30, 38, 33, 53, 54, 55, 56, GO 

61, 63, 64, 65, 69, 70, 74, 75, 80, 83, 91, 139, 131, 147, 151, 195 
306, 339, 231, 352, 258, 259, 293, 333, 358, 301, 364, 365, 431, 433 

Smith, John, Nan 18, 31, 38, 31, 63, 64, 65, 68, 70, 74, 81, 85, 96 

105, 109, HI, 115, 117, 133, 134, 149, 158, 171, 188, 196, 198, 199 
304, 307, 237, 329, 343, 358, 387, 331, 368, 378, 385, 415, 459, 493 

Smith, John, Kock 18, 30, 38, 31 

54, 63, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 08, 71, 74, 76, 83, 83, 96, 98, 103 

105, 107, 113, 117, 128, 129, 130, 141, 151, 162, 163, 167, 180, 189 

193, 196, 303, 259, 379, 390, 295, 311, 315, 317, 331, 330, 383, 446 

Smith, John, Rock, Jr 143, 189, 328, 238, 239 

359, 378, 379, 887, 394, 304, 310, 336, 378, 380, 383, 386, 413, 469 



INDEX. 543 

PAGE. 

Smith, John, "Sargent" 2\ 

Smith, John, S. S 388 

Smith, Jonathan 171, 194,397, 311, 318, HSo, 33.i, 3,)3, 387, 398 

408, 430, 421, 42B, 434, 440, 456, 408, 409, 48o, 487, 488, 489, 493 

Smith, Jonathan, Jr 447, 448, 449 

Smith, Jonathan, Nan 341, 308, 384, 386 

Smith, Jonathaji, Eook 377 

384, 285, 395, 317, 370, 377, 397, 434, 489, 490 

Smith, Joseph 338 

363, 294, 309, 316, 333, 334, 381, 383, 389, 430, 438, 488 

Smith, Justis •. 117, 135 

Smith, Little 294, 306, 307, 310, 317, 436, 477 

Smith, Morris 3U0, 313 

Smith, Nehemiah 349 

Smith, Peter ■! 4u0 

Smith, Kiohard 158 

Smith, Samuel 31, 115, 178 

Smith, Thomas ' 70, 97, 99, 103, lol, 339, 417 

Smith, William.. .18, 19, 29, 31, 36, 62, 71, 106, 110, 114, 117, 118, 137 
128, 150, 153, 164, 176, 187, 200, 301, 312, 313, 370, 376, 377, 38j 
405, 412, 413, 414, 435, 443, 450, 451, 453, 404, 455, 4;.0, 477, 494 

Smith, William's wife 110 

Snedeker, Christian 117 

Sobey, William H 3 

Southard, John 318 

Southard, Thomas .....' : 32, 31 

50, 61, 63, 64, 68, 70, 75, 81, 90, 96, 116, 134, 143, 206, 310 
333, 334, 358, 271, 387, 301, 309, 311, 317, 331, 381, 427, 438, 480 

Southward, John, Jr 438 

Spencer, John 353 

Spragg, Mr. Seo'y 434 

Sprague, Edward 18 

19, 30, 33, 34, 31, 42, 62, 65, 67", 69, 70, 74, 81, 138, 139 
170, 236, 243, 351, 358, 313, 315, 331, 324, 337, 371, 446, 406 

Spratt, Nathaniel 354, 355, 356, 357 

Spreag, John 381, 439, 480, 490, 491 

Starr, Josias '. 180 

306, 348, 383, 403, 417, 429, 430, 431, 433, 434, 435, 430, 437 
438, 439, 440, 443, 453, 453, 484, 48.5, 480, 487, 488, 489, 490 

Starr, Bachel 119, 130 

Statham, Thomas 108, 303, 315, 318, 219 

Steehvell, Lieutenant 86 

Stell, James 165, 300, 330, 338, 304 

Stengil, John 114 



544 INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Steper, Herman 303 

Stites, Richard ' 20, 30 

63, 79, 90, 99, lO."), 113, 135, l.-iO, WT, 174, 193, 300, 30.5, 3,33, 333 

3.58, 379, 300, 311, 317, 333, 338, 339, 333, 330, 337, 346, 3.53, 485 

Stocking-, Richard 445, 401 

Story, John 344, 305 

Story, Robert 445, 4(50 

Strickline, John 45, 54, 339, 330 

Strickline, Mr 21, 22, 29, 31, 89, 370 

Sturgis, Jo 50 

Sturgis, John 30, 31, 28, 31, 54, 03, 04, 65, 70, 71 

Stuy veatant. Governor, Peter 8, 11 

Sutton, Ambrose 20, 31, 38, 30, ,50, 01, 03, 64, 68 

70, 74, 83, 96, 103, 105, 113, 114, 120, 130, 141, 162, 170, 195, 308 
Sutton, .Joseph 175, 334, 341, 24.3, 344, 345, 347, 348 

349 351, 399, 854, 355, 357, 306, 375, 370, 383, 384, 458, 479, 484 
Sutton, Joseph, Jr 484 

Tanner, Nicholas 30, 115 

Tappen, Thom.as 33, 167, 464 

Tattum, Richard 381 

Taylor, Walter 358, 35.5, 363 

Terry, Mr 278 

Terry, Thomas 143, 144, 145, 193, 338 

Thickstoiie, William 18, 30, 81, 03, 68, 71, 74, 81, 89, 105 

11,3, 12!i, 1,3,5, 160, 161, 191, 197, 307, 208, 331, 333, 330, 337, 337 

285, 380, 392, 309, 311, 817, 331, 843, 381, 388, 889, 407, 408, 473 

Thompson, .John 180 

Thorne, Joseph 44,5, 401 

Thorne, William 809, 433, 479 

Thorne, Winnifruit 423 

Till, James , 24,5, 363 

Tillear, Samuel 300 

Timberman, Cornelius 117 

Titus, Edmund 186, 301, 314, 438, 476, 477, 478 

Titus, Edward 01, 64, 68, 70, 71 

74, 78, 79, 80, 81, 98, 105, 139, 183, 146, 148, 151, 2,32, 345, 359 

371, 374, 388, 389, 803, 310, 317, 331, 333, 338, 341, 866, 408, 475 

Titus, Samuel 428, 481 , 470 

Totten, Richard 205 

257, 271, 397, 298, 316, 318, 334, 336, 369, 370, 495, 496 

To wnsend, Henry 209 

Townsend, John 22, 209, 801, 333 

Towusend, Thomas 213 

Treadwell, Hannah 394 



INDEX. 545 

PAGE. 

Treadwell, John 139, 180, 184, 189, 197, 198, 303, 315, 324, 251 

357, 358, 280, 281, ,302, 306, 311, 318, 321, 333, 339, 330, 334, 347 
363, 380, 394, 416, 420, 429, 430, 447, 448, 450, 477, 485, 488, 489 

Traadwell, Samuel 307 

Trimons, Oliver 393 

Truneson, John 409 

Tummin, John 377 

Underhill, Humphrey 379 

Underhill, John 390 

UpDyke, Gisbert 35, 36, 37 

Valentine, Ephraim 437 

Valentine, Jonas 391 

Valentine, Obadiah 400, 437 

Valentine, Richard 16, 30, 32, 23, 34, 38, 39, 31, 50 

53, 61, 63, 64, 68, 71, 75, 80, 83, 96, 105, 114, 131, 133, 148 
151, 195, 196, 306, 339, 358, 268, 284, 285, 292, 293, 303, 304, 311 
312, 315, 317, 319, 330, 359, 368, 381, 394, 409, 415, 417, 457, 477 

Valentine, Eiohard, Jr 307, 381, 393 

Valentine, William , 381 

Van Dyck, Gisbert 20, 45 

Vant Houen, Cornelius #45 

Wakeman, Mr 66 

Wall, Walter 93, 94, 95 

Wallis, Thomas 376, 484, 479 

Wallson, John 437 

Wandell, Thomas 33, 33 

Warnull, Hope 337 

Washburn, Hope 61, 74, 81, 97 

99, 103, 105, 132, 134, 158, 161, 174, 186, 188, 192, 204, 248, 467 

Washburn, Jane 33 

Washburn, John 63, 65, 70, 230 

Washburn, Mr 31, 38, 30, 50, 63, 64, 113, 335, 261 

Washburn, Mrs 65, 68, 70, 89, 183, 186, 191, 337 

Washburn, William 32, 33, 331 

Watson, John 306, 318 

Way, John 450, 451 

Webb, Thomas 309 

Weeks, Francis 16 

18, 31, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 31, 51, 53, 62, 115, 171, 226 

Weeks, "Goodman" 35 

Weeks, Thomas 465 

Wele, John 260, 336 



54(i INDKX. 

PAGE. 

Weller, Samuel 195, 196 

Wells, Philip ■ 491, 492 

Wescott, John ■ 157 

168, 173, 174, 175, 184, 303, 210, 231, 232, 380, 404, 405, 413 

West, Mr -419 

Wetherbe, William 380, 396, 405 

Whight, Caleb 309 

Whitehead, Daniel 7, 30 

30, 31, 33, 35, 58, 109, 110, 111, 112, 330, 347, 404 

Whitman, Joseph 103, 159 

Wiat, William 293, 395 

Willet, Thomas 210 

Willetts, Thomas '. 300, 474 

Williams, John 135, 157, 177, 178, 200, 304 

239, 334, 337, 277, 887, 311, 317, 322, 324, 395, 396, 400, 402, 472 
Williams, Joseph 157 

160, 325, 339, 380, 383, 406, 408, 438, 467, 470, 473, 473, 474 
Williams, Bobert 33, 34 

35, 47, 63, 68, 64, 69, 71, 75, 76, 81, 103, 103, 105, 106, 120 

126, 161, 170, 196, 263, 333, 333, 368, 369, 381, 416, 417 

Willis, "Goodman'- : . . 32 

Willis, Henry 333, 335, 338, 329, 488, 486, 474, 475, 477 

Wftllis, Hope 333, 302, 476 

Willis, Mary 174, 176, 183, 310, 473 

Willis, Bichard 18 

21, 38, 30, 54, 61, 62, 65, 68, 70, 73, 74, 82, 89, 103, 113, 130, 133 

Willis, Thomas 310, 318, 324 

Willis, "Widow" 321, 440 

Willis, William 431 

Willit, Thomas 333 

Willits, Henry 300, 301 

Willy, John 248, 344, 346, 250, 251 

Wire, William, 307, 337, 345, 347, 390, 415, 416, 434, 436, 437, 480, 481 

WoUy, John 183, 314, 315, 237, 387, 479, 481 

Wood, Anna 128, 139 

Wood, Edmund 162, 474 

Wood, Elizabeth 113 

Wood, ~Henry 18 

Wood, Jeremiah 7, 21, 28, 31 

55, 63, 65, 68, 71, 74, 81, HI, 118, 114, 133, 135, 143, 149, 153 

154, 166, 167, 190, 197, 800, 301, 305, 319, 363, 864, 365, 266, 267 

373, 835, 306, 311, 333, 363, 383, 408, 430, 440, 447, 453, 454, 457 

Wood, Jeremiah, Jr 306, 317, 325, 380 

Wood, John , 128, 365 

Wood, Jonas 7, 31, 35, 238 



INDEX. 547 

PAGE. 

Wood, Jonathan 128 

Wood, Joseph 429 

Wood, Mr .' Ill, 112 

Wood, Samuel 184, 325 

Wood, Timothy 20, 31, 58, 113 

Woodhull, Eiohard 271 

Woolfstomroftis, John 453 

Woolsey, George 20, 32, 35, 45, 116 

Woolsey, Mr 68 

Wooster, Edward 208 

Wright, Andrew 27 

Wright, Nicholas 222 

Yates, William 30 

22, 28, 31, 50, 61, 63, 64, 69, 71, 75, 78, 79, 80, 81 
96, 101, 105, 115, 116, 132, 141, 189, 229, 239, 298, 312, 457, 473 

Teamans, Christopher 117, 154, 155, 156 

301, 321, 241, 242, 275, 333, 348, 369, 376, 394, 410, 460 461, 479 

Yeamans, Hannah 394 



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