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GENEALOGY 



COLLECTlOf5 



ALLEN, COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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The Early Records 



OF THE 



Town of Providence 



VOL. XVII 



BEING THE PROVIDENCE TOWN 
PAPERS VOL. 2 APRIL 1682— 
MARCH 1722, NOS. 0368—0717 



Printed under authority of the City Council of Providence by 

HORATIO ROGERS and EDWARD FIELD 

Record Commissioners 



PROVIDENCE 

Snow & Farnham City Printers 
1903 



PREFACE 



This volume continues the printing of the Early Records 
of the Town of Providence, it being the seventeenth volume 
issued pursuant to authority granted by the joint resolution 
of the City Council of the City of Providence, approved March 
6, 1891, which is as follows : a ^ ^^ ^ 

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" Resolved, That Horatio Rogers, George M. Carpenter 
and Edward Field, are hereby appointed record commissioners, 
who shall serve without compensation, for the purpose of col- 
lecting and printing the early records of the Town of Provi- 
dence. And said commissioners are hereby authorized to 
expend the sum of one thousand dollars for collecting and 
printing said records, said sum to be charged to the appropria- 
tion for printing." 

Additional appropriations have been made from time to 
time to continue the work. 

This volume produces in type the contents of Vol. II. of 
the second series of the " Providence Town Papers," a full 
explanation of which was given in the preface to the fifteenth 
volume of this series of printed records and which is further 
referred to in the Fourth and Fifth Reports of this commis- 



vi PREFACE. 

sion. It contains the papers covering the dates from April, 
1682, to March, 1722, and numbered 0368 to 0717, with the 
exception of papers numbered 0380, 0387, 0388, 0397, 0399, 
0502, 0504, 0517, 0543, 0605, which are the clerk's memoranda 
of the proceedings of town meetings, all of which have hereto- 
fore been printed in full in these records, as the references to 
the numbers of these papers will show. The Town papers 
numbered 0400, 0402 and 0559, on account of their character, 
have been reproduced in facsimile in this volume, while Town 
ra))cr number 0524 has been reproduced both in type and in 
facsimile. 

Like those printed in Vol. XV. of the Early Records of the 
Town of Providence, these papers are of a miscellaneous char- 
acter and include nearly every variety of documents of a public 
nature. 

The system in general, used by the Commissioners in print 
ing has been the same as that heretofore followed in other 
volumes, the only additional point to be observed being the 
heavy faced type used at the beginning of each document to 
designate such document. These refer to the number of each 
paper as now arranged in the volume of Providence Town 
Papers. 

The figures at the top of the pages, and enclosed in brack- 
ets, indicate the paging of this present volume. 

This mark | shows the beginning and end of interlineations 
in the original. 



Preface. vii 

Words or letters printed in parentheses are so found in the 
original. 

Brackets enclosing blank space, thus, [ ] signify that 
something is missing, or illegible, in the original. 

The sign ^ is sometimes used to represent a contraction, 
or double letter, which, in the original, stands for pr, and is 
used as the representative of syllables containing those letters 
with a vowel. 

Four indexes accompany the volume — an index to sub- 
jects, an index to names, a separate index to Indian names, 
and a miscellaneous index. 

HORATIO ROGERS, 
EDWARD FIELD, 

Record Commissioners. 
Providence, February 26, 1903. 



PROVIDENCE 



TOWN PAPERS 



Volume Two 



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[0368] To the toun met this if' of Aparil 82 
My Request is that I may Chang 1 1 Acors of Land which 
I had of my ffathar John whipple which said aleuin Acors of 
Land is denied by A h3^eway from the Rest of my Land your 
neabor. William Whipple 

( Verso) 
This Bill is Granted by y'' Towne As Atteste 

John Wliipple jun' Gierke 

[0369] To the Towne mett the 27"^: of Aprill 1682. 

Forasmuch as I understand that M' Dexter hath prefered a 
bill to the Towne concerning some Landes Lieing upon the 
west river which he maketh claime unto although som prart of 
the said Land hath by the Towne sirveior benn Laid out unto 
me, I desire the Towne To Consider what land m' Dexter 
there hath, & how it is Bounded; that if the boundes by him 
cann be made apeare, & Layd out by the Towne Order; which 
if he cannot so doe, then I know no reason why I should be 
Molested upon that which by the Townes sirveior was Laid 
out unto me, And no other can shew boundes unto, to make 
claime by, but only theire bare word ; neighbours I desire your 
consideration, upon the matter that so I may not be wrongfully 
put beside my right. 

your neighbour 

Jonathan Whipple 
( Verso) 

this Bill is refered to y'^ next quarter meeting 



[ -^ ] 

[0370] Be it knowne unto all people by these presents that 
we Sarah Smith (widdow) & Exsecutrix unto the deceased John 
Smith ; and John Smith Exsecutor unto y^ Deceased John 
Smith, Doe Owne & acknowledge our selves Joyntly & sev- 
erally to Stand truely & lawfully indebted unto y^ Towne 
Councill of Providence in y" Colloney of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence plantations, in New England, (unto which said 
Towne & Colloney we both belong; ) unto them & theire 
successors, in y'' full & just sum of one hundred & Eighty 
pounds Sterling payable upon demaunds, To y" due perform- 
ance whereof we doe by these presents formerly bind our 
selves, our Heirs, our Exsecutors, & Administrators. 

The Conditions of this obligation is such y' if Wee y" 
above bounden Sarah Smith, Exsecutrix, & John Smith Exsec- 
utor unto the deceased John Smith, doe duely & truely Execute 
& performe the last will of y*" deceased John Smith, of y'= afor- 
said Towne of providence, made y*" Twenty & second day of 
ffebruarey in the year one Thousand six hundred Eighty & 
one, Eighty two ; we say duely & truely. Execute & performe 
y'' said will in all poynts according to y'^ true meaning & intent 
thereof which if we so doe then shall this bond be voyd & of 
none I':fect but if otherwise it shall still stand in full force & 
vertue; in wittnes whereof we doe hereunto set our handes & 
scales the second day of June in y" yeare 1682. 

The marke of X Sarah p, ^-i 

Smith L^ ^J 

John Smith [L SJ 

taken by vs in the bee hallfe of the Counsell : 

Joseph Jenckes Asistant 
Richard Arnold Asistant 



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[0371] To the Honnou"^: Moderator and ffreemen of the 
Towne of Providence in the Collony of Rhode Jsland & Provid : 
Plantati'. at a Meeting held for y'' Towne aforesaid June 5"': . — 
1682. The hum''''': Petition of Penned": and Josiah Arnold 

Hono"'^: Gentlemen wheras there is a Certain Percell of 
Land Commonly Called the Jndian iiields lying within this 
Townshipp below Pawtuckett ffalls Bounded on the East by 
the said ffall River which said Land fformerly Belonged to our 
ffather Benedict Arnold Esqui'' : Deceased and by his last Will 
and testame" was given and Bequeathed to us his Sons | to 
witt I Benedict and Josiah Arnold Both of Newport on Rhode 
Jsland aforesaid, But wee not knowing y'^ Exact Bounds thereof, 
doe therefore Request yo"": ffavo'': so ffarr as to Order and 
appoynt some men of your Towne which may have knowledge 
therin to Order and lay out t[ ] Bounds according to Equity 
that wee the owners thereof may have the use and Benefitt of 
our owne &c. Jn the accomplishment of which you will Ever 
Obliedge your Petitioners in all Service of Love 

The abovesaid land in Quantity ~| 
is about thirty or fforty Acres : &:c V 

as by Jnforma"" J Benedict Arnold: And. 

Signed by us the day and year above Josiah Arnold 

( Vei^so) 

A pet[]tion to be presen''' at a Towne meeting at Provi- 
dence June 5"' 1682 

refered to y*" next | quarter | meeting, 

This Bill is refered to y" next meeting; 

[0372] At A Councill meeting June y" 12 : 1682 
Delivered up into y'^ hands of y'' Councill by John Whiple 
jun"" Towne Clarke 



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Those following wrighting 

Jtem. Samuell winsors Request to y"" Towne Council] 
Dated Aprill | y' 27"^ 1680 | 

Jt A paper signed & sealed by Arthur ffenner & Roger 
Williams & Tho Arnold it speaking somthinges | of | y*" Estate 
of y"' deceased Resolved waterman. 

Jt A Bond to y'' Towne Councill signed Rich Smith & 
sealed. 

Jt 2 letters of waiter Clarkes to y'' Councill 

Jt Abraham Hardins Bond, to Execute }''' clauses in a letter 
of Administration to him Granted. 

Jt The petition of Richard Waterman Dated Aprill y'^ 5 : 
16S0: 

Jt A presentation of John waterman to y*" Councill. 

Jt Woodens paper. 

Jt mary preys licence bond for y*" yeare 1681. 

Jt Abigail Dexter her letter of Administration. 

Jt The Jnventarey of Stephen Dexters Estate, 

Jt Abigail Dexters bond to y^ Councill. 

Jt The Councill Booke with a parchment Cover. 

Wee say Received by us y'^ Tow^ne Councill, wittnes our 
hands. 

Arthur ffenner Asistt 
Joseph Jcnckes Asistant 
Richard Arnold Asistant 
Tho: Olney jun"^: 
Nathan iell Waterman 
s William Hopkins: 

Thomas ffield 
John Whipple: Jun": 



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( Verso) 
A Coppie of y*" Receite, they | the Covnsell | Gave me 
of Such Books and writeings as they received of me June y®: 



[0373] Be it knowne unto all people by these presents that 
I John Whipple (junior) of The Towne of Providence, in y'' Coll- 
oney of Rhode Jsland& Providence plantations in Nev^-England, 
Doe owne & acknowledge my selfe to stand truely, justly and 
lawfully indebted unto his majestye, our Sovereigne Lord the 
King in y'' full & just sum of five pounds Sterling to be levied 
upon my Landes, goods, Chattels, & Cattle, And to y*" due 
performance whereof I doe by these presents firmely bind my 
selfe my Heirs, my Exsecutors & Administrators : 

The Condition of this Obligation is such. That whereas I 
the abovebounden John Whipple am Admitted, allowed, & 
appoynted by y^ Towne Councill of Providence in y*" Colloney 
of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in New England, 
to keepe a publick house of Entertainment for victualling & 
Lodging & selling of drinke for the Entertaineing of strangers 
& Travellers, both people & horses, and what other persons 
the law allowes Entertainement for. And to be for y^ space of 
one whole yeare next Ensueing y'' date hereof & no longer; in 
y'' house where I now dwell in y" aforesaid Towne of Provi- 
dence, & not Elce where. Jf therefore I the said John Whip- 
ple shall not, duering y" time aforesaid, permitt or suffer, or 
have any playeing at Dice, Cardes, Tables, or any other unlaw- 
full Game, or Games, in my house, yard. Garden, orchard, or 
back side ; nor shall not Contrarey to y" Law suffer people 
(who arenot of my familye) to remaine in my house on y'^ first 



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day of y'' weeke, nor suffer any person to remaine in my house 
tijilini; or drinking Contrarey to y" Law; nor yett to be there 
lipling or drinking after nine of y"" Clock, in y^' night time ; nor 
buy, nor take to pawne any stolen Goods ; nor willingly har- 
bour in my sayd house, or in my Barnes, Stables or other 
where, any Rougs, vacabonds, Sturdy beggers, masterlese men 
or other Notorious offendors whatso Ever; Nor suffer any 
person or persons to sell or utter any sort of drinke or other 
victualls by deputation or by Colour of my licence ; But that I 
doe at all times duering y'' said terme, keepe good & whole- 
some diett & Lodging fitt for Travellers, & Good & wholsome 
beere & other sorts of drinke, the same doe sell & allow by 
lawfull measure, & at Reasonable Rates; And also duering y"^ 
said terme doe at all times use & mainetaine sfood order & 
Rule in my said house. Then shall this Bond be void & of 
none Efect, But if otherwise it shall stand in full force & vertue. 

Witnesse my hand & scale the i6"': day of June, in y"-' yeare 
16S2. 

John Whipple jun': [L S] 

Taken in Council! before us 

Arthur ffenner Asistant 
Joseph Jenckes Asistant 

( Verso) 
Jo" \Vhipj)]e' Bond for Keepeing Entertainem' 
John W'hiijje Jun' his Bond for Keeping a house of Enter- 
tainment. 

[0374] Whereas y-' Generall Treasurey is Jndebted to me 
y' sum ul tenn poundes in or as. mony as by an order of y*^ 
Generall Asembly of this | his majesttys | Collony Sitting at 
Newport u])()n Ajornement the 28"' of June 1682 doth Ap- 



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peare : out of which sayd sum I doe Asigne: Stephen Sabeere 
of y^ Towne of Newport | in y' Collony afosd | or his order to 
receive of y*" | Generall | Treasurer Weston Clark forty shil- 
lings in or as mony as Wittnes my hand this first of July 
1682 the mark 

Wittnes us Eliazur X Whipple 

John Whipple jun": of 

Edward Smith/ 

( Verso) 
A Coppie of Nelry whipple* order to Sabeere 
Received of nel Whipple : one sillin when : I came fron 
Road-Js-land from Covrt: 

[0375] To the Towne mett the : 2f^ : of July: 1682 : 

Where as there hath binn a draft of lots severall yeers 
since, by the purchasers of this towne, of fifty acres to Each 
propriator, and there hath not a divison binn made as yett of 
the said lots, (thought there hath binn liberty giveen to some 
men to take upon that acount) my Request to the Towne 
therefore is that you would be pleased to grant me that favor 
as to take up my fifty acres ajoyning to my meddow, att the 
Ceder Swamp, neer Wainesocatt hill, and in soe doeing you 
will Oblige youre frend and neighbor 

Richard Arnold 
( Verso) 

This Bill is refered to y^ next Towne meetting then first to 
be Aggetated 

this Bill is refered to y' next meting. 

this Bill is Granted acording to y' Townes Voate 

July y*^ 2f^: 82 



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[0376] To the Towne | of prouidenc | met this 30'^ of 
August I 1682. I 

ff rends And neighbours wher as ther hath ben many Com- 
plaints Concerning swine by Reason of the Excesciu Damedgs 
that many of vs haue sustained in our medows and if Ther be 
no prudent Care takne to prevenltl the same we must Be forct 
in short time to keep no Cattle which will be greatly to the 

hinderanc of your petitioners 

Samuel winsor 
William Hopkins 
John Sayles 
Edward manto|n| 
( Verso) 
this Hill is refered, to y' next quarter meeting, 
this Bill is Answered 

[0377] To y* Towne Mett upon Ajornement from y^ : 
27''' of October: 1682 | to this: 10"': of november | I Desire y* 
I may lay downe some part of Sixty Acre lott, upon one part 
of it, and take it up upon the other part of it, Ajoyneing to y^ 
same, it being no*" Damage to y^ Towne, and in soe doeing y^ 
will oblige yo' friend Larawnce wilkenson 

( Verso) 

this Bill is Granted 

[0378] To y'= Towne mett octtobcr : y' 27"' : 1682 

1 Desire yov wovld Grant me liberty to have forty ffoot 

Square of land above high water marke, against y^ lotts of my 

Uncle James Aston: and in soe Doeing yov will oblige yo' freind: 

Epenetus Olney 
( Verso) 
This Bill is Granted 



[9] 

[0379] att: A town meting: y^ 

Ordered y': all swine with in y*" Liberteys of this towneship 
y* are found upon y^ Comman After y^ Last day of february 
annually after y" date here of untill y"^ Last day of Nou"": with 
out A suffececient yoke & Ring shall be forfett one halfe to y^ 
Jnformer and y'' other halfe to y^ town treasurer for y^ towns 
yous : 6 : feb^ viz" : & do not do it after one dayes Nottice y* they 
are without yokes or Rings, dated Nou*": lo: 1682 

[0380 is the clerk' s viemorandum of the proceedings of the 
toivu meeting printed in Early Records of the Toivn of Provi- 
dence, J'^ol. 8, page I20.~\ 

[0381] 

To[ ]. 

To the Towne of Providence Asembled this 27*'' of Janu- 
ary i6|f 

Honored Gentlemen this I is I to sfive you to vnderstand 
that severall yeares past I made demaund in your Towne meet- 
inge of a right of Comonidge & vndevided landes which aper- 
tained to that Lot which was graunted and Layd out to my 
motherinlawe before my father M' John Greene se' maried her 
who was at that time called M" Alse Daniell the sayd Lot was 
layd out next M'^ William Harris his Lottat Providence but as 
yet I haue receaved no answer whether you intend to lay out 
such landes as apertain therto or no, therfore my desier is that 
you would now give a full result what you will doe in the mat- 
ter, my father sould the sayd Lot to Valentine Whitman with- 
out the Comonidge and therfore I expect to jnjoy the same and 
wait for your answer youre friend & servant 

John Greene se'" 
( Verso) 

M"" Greenes Bill to y^ Town 



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103821 To y'- Towne mett, January: y^ 27"^: 1682 or I83I 
I Desire y' I may Change fower Acors of Land, that I 
Took up in lew of two Acres of meadow | ariseinge | upon y^ — 
Acovnt of y'' second Devition, or fifty Acre deuition, that I 
took up: and take it up Elce where upon the Townes Comon : 
Alowable to be taken, upon y' Devition the which will' oblige 
yo"" poore Neighbor and ffreind: Joseph Hernden 

( / ^ei'so) 
This Bill is Granted 

[0383] Bee it Knowne unto all whome it may Concerne, 
That I John Sanford of the Towne of Portsmouth on Rhode 
Jsland, have Recieved of m' Richard Arnold | and Capt" : Wil- 
liam Hopkins | ffull and Just Satisfaction and payment of all 
debts and demands to me due and belonginge from the Towne 
of Providence And therefore I doe by these | presents | Exon- 
erate acquitt and fully discharge the said Towne of providence 
from all debts dues demands, actions and Causes of actions and 
all manner of differences whatsoever, beinge and dependinge 
between the said Towne and my selfe from the begininge of 
the world to the present day of the date hereof Jn Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Scale the Sixt day 
of fTebruary Ann" 1685 : 

'I'^^stie John Sanford Recorder [L S] 

John bouden 

( I \i'so) 

this .Disscharge | on y' other | side was Delivered to y' 
Towne in the face of the Towne-meeting febrvary the Eioht : 
168H to be recorded ; As Attest John Whipple jun' Gierke 

this reccite is Voated to be recorded 



[ II ] 

[0384] To y'- Towne mett this 8'" day of ffeb: i68f 
These are to desire y" Towne y' they would be pleased to 
accomidate me with a portion of Land in this Towneshipp of 
providence (heare being my birth-right) & I having a desire 
(heer) to settle to produce a Livelyhood by my Labour: But 
& I if I you shall not be pleased soe to see cause to accomidate 
me, I pray y' my ffather inlaw Daniell Abbott his request to 
you y^ Last Townemeetting on y^ first of this jnstant ffeb : 
may be granted me. for y'' w"'' I shall be Thankfull vnto you, 
And remaine 

Yo" to serue you in any of ofifice of Love 

Robert Collwell 
( l^erso) 
Robert Collwell his Bill 

[0385] ffebruarey y' 8">: 1682.83. 

To y^ Towne of Providence now met 

Neighbours I would desire you that you would be pleased 
to accomedate me with a peece of Ground ] the quantetery of [ 40 
foote Square, at y" west End of my lot whereon. I now dwell, 
the which may be, & no highway damnified, so will you Oblidge 
yo' servant . Joseph Woodward 

( Verso) 

This Bill is Granted : 

[0386] To the towne | of prouidenc | meeat this 8"' of 
febuary i68f 

Whare as by An Ereguler Act or Rether A Dis order lattly 
passed in this towne bareing Date the first of this Jnstant month 
— by sum few persons whoe by voate granted the sale of A 
purchas right from the fre inhabitanc Concerned in the said towne 
and for no other Cause but the Deficincy of them selues and 



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sum others not pay ing ther proportions A Cording to Rate as 
the Rest of ther neiohbours have clone) the Consideratione of 
wliich being so Absolutely Conterary to Reason and Repugnant 
to I y' I former orders of our tow which forbideth any such 
Act with out the Concent of Euery purchasor or at Lest far 
Exceding the number whoe ware but seuen ; tow of which had 
not to Doe to Dispose of the towns Common vnder the pre- 
tenc of order which Act leadeth to the Ruing of our Rights 
and priuiledgis and will be A presedent for others to follow 
Euen to the inslaueing of our selues and posterities and if it 
stand it will be as An Euidenc that we haue no Asuranc of what 
we hold by law Eaquitie and order with out which maintaine- 
ing we Can not live for by the same Rule that our land is sold 
vpone this Acount may they sell An other purchas right to 
pay perticuler debts and the Efect of this will kindle such A 
fire Among vs that Can not be quickly squench') for now the 
Dore is opne ther is seuerall will Come in for purchas Rights 
whoe haue ben denied twenty yers senc and by A far better 
pie may be Acomodated: And Againe Jf we have A majes- 
tratterull power for the Regulating of Euery misbehauour vp 
one Complaint whare is ther power scene in this precedent. 
Act of opresion nay it is beside ther Jngaugement tacken for 
tlie doeing of Eaquall justis &c. for the Cociquenc will folow 
that Euery man may doe what he pleaseth. give away land or 
pay Rates Jf he be willing and what bennifit haue we of gou- 
ermcnt yea tlie Efect will i:)roduce An Arbretrary power and 
so Conciquently to Club law: the prcventione of which is the 
d|e sire of your ffrend And Neigh1)oure Samuel Winsor 

( I'crso) 
Sam' W'insors Hills not Answered: 



[ '3 ] 

[0387 ^■^ ^/^^' clcr/Ss memorandimi of the proceedmgs of the 
town }?ieeting printed in Early Records of the toiv7i of Provi- 
dence, Vol. 8, page i2j.^ 

[0388 is the cleric s niemorandnm of the proceedings of the 
town meeting printed in Early Records of the town of Provi- 
dence, Vol. 8, page 12/.'] 



[0389] To y^ Towne mett this 14'^ of ffeb : 168 



Gentlemen, ffor as much as it hath been often hinted, & 
pleaded, That this Towne (as a Towne) though Leagally mett ; 
cannot Leagually give, grant, Morgage, or sell away to others 
by voate, y" purchassers jnterest of theire Comon (without 
theire Consent) to pay y" Town's Debts: And for as much as 
in justice & reason y' due Debts of y" Towne | ought | to be 
payd, & seeing noe other way is Like to be fovnd out, to con- 
duce to y^ peace of y'^ place but by propotion of Rate, I pray 
that y^ remaineing | part or | parts of y' Rates | already | Lei- 
vied, may be gathered vp, to discharge y^ same.) And although 
Cap^: Hopkins, & Rich: Arnold be discharged | therewith | as 
to Jo": Sanfford, yet I am willing (provided it may soe conduce 
to y^ peace of our Towne, that our Landes may speedily be 
Layd out ; ) y' Cap' Hopkins (in referance to his father) j shall | 
have the prieveldge granted him by y" purchassers, for feeding 
of Cattle, & fenceing &c to y' seaven mile Line, according to his 
request. But if otherwise ; I shall declare against it; for my 
part, I am not willing y' my jnteerest w'^'' I have Bought, shall 
be (by a voate of y" Towne) sould to pay y^ debts of others. 
Seeing I covld not to this | day | obtaine any jnteerest 
of them I (though | seaver | all | Bills (of petition) Exhibited. 
Therefore | alsoe | I desire that y' act | that | part of y*" pur- 



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chassers acted on y"^ first of this jnstant ffeb: be made voyd, in 
rcferance to y' way of paying of Debts. Daniell Abbott. 

( Verso) 
Arthor ffenner; o - lo - o Tho ffeild o - lo - o 

JoMvilliams o - lo - o Dan Abbott 0-05-0 

'I1u) : Harris jun' : o - 10 - o Henery Browne 0-05-0 

Nath waterman o - 10 - o Tho: Harris 0-05-0 

Ed Smith o - 10 - o Tho ffenner 0-05-0 

Dan Williams o - 10 - o Ephra pray 0-05-0 

[0390] to the of prouidence mett together this 28"': day 
of Janewary i6Sf my desier is that the towne woulld be pleased 
for my Jn Coridgmente for my Re building of my Jyorn 
woorkes to grant me | or my heiers | the liberty to make vs 
of any lodgcmine that may be any where this day with in this 
towncshipe of this towne that is not yet layd out vnto any per- 
tiqueller person and in so dowinge you will obledge youer 
frcncl and neighbor Joseph Jenckes 

[0391J To the towne meat, this 19"' of febuary | 1683 | we 
1 )esire | you | would be pleased to state A high way wher by 
A Convenant Roade may be maintained for pasing to loake- 
scjuissit .Along by. Ephram perris land and the land of John 
willkasson and in so doing you will obleag your pettitionors 

John willkason 
John pray 
( Verso) 

'I'iiis Bill is Granted: and Ed Smith, and Ela Whipple — are 
I )epvted to state a highway way throvgh Loaquassvescok, and 
make there returne to y' Towne y' next meeting: 



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[0392] honore[ ]lemen/ 

By vertue of thee severall warrants To mee directed, vnder 
y^ [ ] hand [ ] Honored Governor, na"" : Pel[ ] 

Sanford Esquire, Governor of his [ ] maiest[ ] Collony, 
of Rode Jsland & Pr[ ]idence Plantations Cr, Dated y" 26"': 
of January Last, Commanding me in the naime of his maies- 
tie[ ] Our Soveraigne [ ] Charles y*" Second king [ ] 
Great Brittaine France & Jrland, descende[ ] [ ]f th[ ] 
ffaith Cr/ To give timely notice, to All y^ townes in this Col- 
lony, that the [ ]y take [ ] spetiall Care, Sc Call y*" freemen 
of their respective townes together [ ] & Chuse [ ] Grand 
Jury men & petty Jury men, for to serve & Attend, in y^ next 
g[ Jnerall Court of tryall, which is to be held for this Collony, 
Att y'^ house of William maize, in Newport, y'^ last tusday 
in march next / 

ffu[ ]ther-moor I am Comanded in his maiesties name to warne 
each res[ ]e[ ]tive towne, to Chuse so many men Qualified 
Accoring to Law, as by Ch[ ] & the [ ] Law of [ ]his 
Collony, they Are impowered (To be Deputys) members [ ] 
[ ]§^^''[ ]' by Law to be held y^ day [ Jefore y" generall elec- 
tion in [ ]th[ Jouse of William maize in newport, then & 
there According to Law [ ] June where shall be the 

[ Jected, by Jury of y" townes. And y^ Af[ ] s'^[ ]tow[ ]e, 
to make them free in [ ] Collony [ ] Lewis I am Com- 
manded in his [ Jaiesties naime to require [ ] in this Col- 
lony t[ ]t they [ ]ely [ Jepaire [ Jviding [ ] 
[ ] governor, dep[ ]y governor, & [ ], & s[ ]ch the gen- 
er[ ] are to be electe[ ] for y^ ensuing yeare [ ] order 
the [ ]nto, that g[ ]n doe either personally, or by [ ]heir 
proxis Ape[ J general election [ ] held for this [ ] 



[ i6 ] 

Collony, )"•■ first vvusday in may next, At y'^ house of william 
maize in [ ] nevvport, by nync of y'^^ Clocke in y"^ [ ]eno[ ]ne, 
And Allsoe I doe heareby in his ma[ ]es[ ]ties naime Som- 
mon you y*-" gen[ ]11 Assistant: [ ]t live in yo' Towne, to 
give, '[ ] Attendance in each of y*^ A£fore[ ] [ ]te, hear 
[ ] you & each [ ], Are not to fai[ ]e/ 

Given vnder [ ] y" third [ ] february 1602 

•3- 

Edmund Calverley generall-Sarg' / 

( Verso) 
[ ]to\vne off [ ]vedence to be delivered to Cap[ ] 

fTenner m' Joseph Jencks or m' William Arnld Richard Arnold 
Asistants or to either of them 

[0393] Gentlemen Weehaue Receiued some Lines from 
you bearinge date february the 26"' i68| Wherein you men- 
tion differances which you desire may bee composed so that 
may most conduce to peace and freindship: as alsoe you 
Aduize that wee should make Choice of some persons fully 
Jmpowered to dctermjne with your selues as may bee Judged 
conuenient: &;c: 

Wee Returne you Answer that we doe not remember any 
differance wee haue had with the towne of Prouidence for- 
merly about Jntrest of Landes borderinge vpon our Purchase, 
and wee conceiue if any difference hereafter shall arise, you 
may confide so farr in vs, that we shall bee ready and freely 
willing to I'Lndeauor together with your selues, freindly and 
Neighbourly to compose and make a rationall compliance: in 
the meanetime we know not what power to comit to any wee 
shall make choice of till wee vnderstand the nature of the 



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Jmployment wee send tliem about; wee hope you doe not 
reckon differances of pcrticular persons to our Account, 
neither do wee Jmpute such matters to your selues, and Except 
the persons differinge ref|e|r their cause, wee cannot thinke 
our selues concearned to Entermeddle, but as abouesaid to 
generall differances, as towne and towne ; wee know none, nor 
wee hope neuer shall vpon the account aforesaid, but if wee 
haue herein any thinge mistaken wee Craue pardon and Re- 
maine your Loueing ffreinds and Neighbours 

Warwicke March the j day 168I 

Sighned by order of the said Towne of Warwick 

John Potter Clearke 
( Vei^so) 

To Capt" Arthur f^enner to be comunicated to the towne 
of Prouidence these present with Care 

[0394] To the towne of prouidence met this fourth of 
march: i683 

My desire is that you wold bee pleased to grant me libe:rty 
to take a lot forty foot Squre | or to the. quantity ; of : 40 : foot 
square | on the South side of my orchard paying as other men 
haue done in so doing yo[ ] wiloblige your frend 

Thoms paty 

[0395] The Complaynt of m' Joseph Jiencks Asistant, of 
this Town of providence in y' Collony of Road-Jsland and 
providence plantations; Against Cap' Andrew. Edmons of y^ 
Towne and Collony aforesayd, is that y" aforesayd Edmons 
Did Charge the aforesayd Jiencks that he was aforsworne 
person and that he was a person perjured 

The Answer of Cap': Andrew Edmons to the Complaynt, 



[ "^ ] 

of m'' Joseph Jiencks Asistant, is that he Disowneth the above 

sayd Charge 

Taken by us: 25"' of Aprill : 1683 

Arthor ffenner Asistant 
Richard Arnold Asistant 

( J^erso) 
M' Jiencks Complaint against Edmons 
Jienc|kjs Comeplaynt of Edmunds 

[0396] To y-^ Towne Mett this: 27"^ : day of Aprill 16S3 : 
being theire quarter day, 

Honer^ Gentelmen, wee humbly Conceive : y* : it is in the 
power of our Towne, to Regulate all such things, as are Amiss 
in our Towne, That they may prove to y'' best Advantage of 
y Towne and Each person therein Conserned, and what realy 
is tending thereto, yVnd if all such things or just orders as tend 
thereunto be not in our sayd Townes power to Doe, then for 
the sayd Towne to petition y^ Gener" Asembly of our Coll|o|ny, 
to order in such Afaires as may tende most to our peace and 
prosperity, and for y' Good of Each other, and to maintaine 
our just priveledgs in all respects that are lawfull whatsoever, 
And whereas theire are Divers persons, (to witt Jndia|ns|) 
Come into our Towneshipp : And doe both hunt, and fiish, 
without any liberty of our Towne, the which is Contrary to a 
knowne Law of our Towne made upon Matture Consideration, 
And Whereas wee judge, or at least are willing to Alow all 
such Jndians as have served with y" English in our Towne- 
shipp, here to Abide, And have y' same priveledgs in them 
Respects with uss, But not thereby to harbore any others with 
them, to Jnfringe our Rights, Therefore pray of y"^ Towne a 







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full order to y'" Contrary, Or Elce wee must provide other 
Ways for our', and the Colloney^ : peace : : Gentlemen Wee 
y' subscribers. Humbly pray your Searious Considerations and 
order therein, or an Answer to the Contrary, : and not 
Doughting thereof. Subscribe ourselves 

Your Loueing: Neighbors: and Townes men : 

Joseph Jenckes 
Edward Smith 
John Whipple: Joun'^ 
Eleazar whipple 
Samuell wilkeson 
( Ver'so) 
This Bill is Granted 

[0397 is the clerk's meinorandiim of the proceedings of the 
town meeting printed in Early Records of the tozvn of Provi- 
dence, Vol. 8, page I28.~\ 

[0398] Aprill y^ 27"^ 16S3 

to the t|o|wne now mett neibores j doe Aprehend that 
j I am I wonged in being put by that land wich you granted 
I to me I there fore j pray your Consideration there in that j 
may haue my rite acording to your grant & in so doing you 
will oblidge youre freind & nibor Joseph herintom 

( Verso) 

This Bill is refered to y*" next meetinge 

[0399 is the clerk's niemorand2un of the proceedings of the 
toivn meeting printed in Early Records of the tow 7? of Provi- 
dence, Vol. 8, page /J/.] 

[0400] Layed out vnto John Jnman teen Acors of Land 
which hee Ex Changed with the toun which sayed Land is 



[ ^o ] 

Layeil out by potukit Riucr and Adgining to it, it being in 
Length South Est and north west Eighty polls, and in bredth 
twenty polles, Layed Out this forth day of June i6S3 by mee 

William Hopkins Survayor 

\Thc plat of the above ''layout'' follows this record of the 
surveyor in the original paper and is contained in the facsimile 
rep7'oduction thereof in plate No. /, herewith^ 

( Verso) 

returned June: }-'': 4"': 1683 

[0401] The; 10"^: of: 4"':: month 

M'' the seuerall portions of Grass & meadow, which our 
neighbor Greene; Neighbor Cole, Neighbour Arnold, &: m' 
Weston layd out in y" Townes name unto o' neighbour James 
neighbour Olney, neighbour Waterman, neighbour Cole, neigh- 
bour Weston, neighbour Carpenter, neighbour Holyman, were 
Confirmed as theire proper Right and Jnheritance to them, and 
theirs, as fully as the former portions Appoynted to o"" neigh- 
bov', Throckmorton, neighbour Greene, neighbour Harris, 
Joshua Verin, neighbour Arnold, and neighbour Williams, 
were, and are Confirmed to them, &; theirs 

A True, Coppie, Cop})ied: June: y*": tenth: 1683: As 
Attest John Whipple: Jun' : Gierke of y*" Towne of providence, 

A Co])pie of y" Rights of pautuxett men and providence 
men Then lacing all Jntrested Alike 

[0402] Layed out vn to Samuell Will|kin,sun three Acors 
of Land which he had of his father Laranc Will|kin'sun which 
his sd fathar had of this town, whi(di sayed thrjee| Acors of 
Land Licth on the Est syed of Cruk fall so Called and Adgined 



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to the same Layed ovt this forth day of June 1683 : by mee 
William Hopkins Survayor 

\TJic plat of the above ''layout'' follows this record of the 
surveyor in the original paper and is contained in the facsimile 
reproduction thereof in plate No. 2, herezvithi] 

( Verso) 
returned: June: y"" : 4"': 16S3 

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[0403] To y' Towne mett June 12^ 1683: 

Gentlmen. 

Whereas y"^ Towne granted me y'' Exchange of 6 Acars 
of Land to be Laid in y'' Neck by y'' heather Balies Cove ad- 
joyneing to Hen: Browne', Land, By receiveing my change 
money; And whereas it was deterr'd from y'^ Record thereof by 
y'^ meanes of Cap' Hopkins his Land then (there aboutes) want- 
ing y'' Bovndes Settleing ; And for as much | as | o' Towne Sur- 
vey''' haveing vewed y*" plott of ground And y^ findeng it prety 
much short of y^ Quantity: I y'' desired y' Survey" to add in a 
skirt of y^ Cove to make vp y*" Comple'"', or other wayes to add 
in y'^ meer Bank | joying to George Shepperd Land | aboute 



[ 2= ] 

y' sd Cone Leaueing, or Allowing to y' Townes use a Cart 
passage when I should have occationt to fence in my | Land | 
by a paire of handdy Barrs to be taken downe vpon occation : 
I vnderstood y' Survey" was willing soe to Lay out y'' sd 6 
Acars, if y'= Towne was alsoe willing to y*" same. 

Daniell Abbott 
( Verso) 
Daniell Abbots Bill. 
This Bill is referred unto y*" next meetting 

[0404] Whereas at o' Towne Meeting July: y": 27'^: 
1683: Jt was ordered by sayd Towne, that I sholvjld receive of 
John Whipple jun' late Towne Clerke all such Books, records, 
writeings, and papors what soe Euer : as belong to y*" Towne 
now in y'' hands of y*" sayd John Whipple: and Deliver them 
to the now Towne Clerke Thomas Olney: And WHiereas the 
sayd John Whipple haveing this last day of July: 16S3: 
Delivered up all such Books, Records, writetings, papors, and 
parchments: as belong unto y'^ sayd Towne unto mee, and 
made Engagement before me that there was all of them: And 
upon the recept of y'^ same, and by order of the aforesayd 
Towne ; I Doe hereby in y" Townes name and behalf e fully 
Acquitt, and Absolutely Discharge the sayd John Whipple 
late Town Clarke of all such Books, records, and Writeings, 
pa])ors, and parchments, whatso Euer as belonge to y'^ Towne, 
Jn Wittnes whereof I doe hereunto sett my hand this Thirty 
one day of July, one Thousand: Six hundred and Eighty Three: 

Joseph Jcnckes Assistant 
( Verso) 

A Coppie of my Discharg|e| about the Books of Towne 
[ Jlivered: July: y'^ 31"' 1683 



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[0405] Newport On Rhode Jsland Jn his niaiesties Col- 
lony of rhode [ ] And providence plantations the 9"' day 

of August 1683 / 

To Captaine Artliur ftennor m' Joseph Jenckes & m' 
richard Arn[ ] Assisstants or to Either of tliem to be Com- 
unicated to the towne o[ ] providence Cr 
Gentlemen / 

By vertue of a warrant to me directed, vnder y' hand of our 
Honnored Governor; william Coddington Esquire, Governor 
of this Collony, I doe pray & require you in his niaiesties naime 
forthwith to Call y"" freemen of yo' towne together, & ther 
Chuse, so many Able discreet men, for yo'' deputys, as by our 
charter, & y^ Law of this Collony, you are impowered, whoe are 
to sett in a Generall Assembly Att warwicke, the twentieth & 
21"': of this instant month of August 1683, ther to Concider 
off some spetiall & waighty matters, tending much to y" honnor 
of his maiestie, & the safety of this Collony /, The house of 
master John Low, is the place, of y" said Assemblys meeting 
Att, on y' sd 20"': &: 21"': of this instant Cr / heare of you 
may nott fayle Given vnder my hand / 

Edmund Calverley : gen": sargent 

( Verso) 
ffor y towne of Providence Thes / 

[0406] To y'^ towne met y-^ 13"^ of Agust {683 : 

Neighbours where as there is a peece of meadow land lieing 

at or about y*" place called y'' Keyes, & I haveing a long time 

benn Endeavouring to have y"" same layd out but the sirveiors 

not being at leasure, nor yet are I therefore desire you would 



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bt> pleased to grant unto me that said peece of meadow to be 
laid out unto me when the said sirveiors may be at leasure, 

yo' ffriend & neighbour 

David Whipple 
( yerso) 

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Tho:: H T A . . . 3 Elz : W: . 

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[0407J To the Towne of Prouidence mett the 27"' of 
Nouember 1683: I desier that y' Towne would lay me out fifty 
Ackers [ ] land beyound y* 7 mile line : which land I 
bought of William Makings sener : a bought 2 years A goe- 
and it is to my greate damage that it is not layd out ffor I haue 
not land any where else, to setell vpon soe praying that you 
will take care, that I may haue it layd out be fore winter soe I 
Rest your ffreend 

Peter Place 

[0408J To the Towne of Prouidence Asembled the | 8 | 
of the: 12: mo: the Humble Request of Nathaneell watterman 
is to Consither the seaucrall billse and your Promises Con- 



[ 25 ] 

seaming a grant of land as my former billsc hath made men- 
tion of and your Petisoner shall be Readey to searue you in 
what I may 

y" 1682 Yours in loue 

or: 83 Nathaniel Waterman 



[0409] To The Towne of Prouidenc meet: 14"': of: 12'^': 



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The Humble Request of John Sheldon is that you would 
be pleased to grant mee an Accomodation of Lands as you 
haue done vnto others with: on this: 23 : years and since at 
which timjeis you tould me Jf you Did make more Disposall I 
should bee accomdati|on| which Jf it be now I shalbe thakefull 
unto you and Redey to searue you 

Jn what I may 

John Sheldon 

[0410] To the Towne of Prouidenc meet: 14"': of: 12''': 
m° 1682 I or: 83 | 

I desier tenn Ackers of Swampe or low Land for fiue 
Ackers of medow 

your freind 

John Sheldon 
( Verso) 
This Bill is Granted, according to y" voate of of y^ Towne 

[0411] To y^ Towne mett Jan : y'^: if' 1684 
whereas there was at y^ last Towne meetiing an order for 
my receiveing: y^: 25^: rate : these are to signifie to y" Towne 
now mett, That upon my further Consideration : see Cavse 
fully to De Cline the same : and leave it to some other 

Yo" to serve: Jo" Whipple: lo^^ 



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[0412! To the townc met this 27"' of januory: 1684: 
My Request is that I may haue my Lot Laid out with out 
the seuen mile Line 

your Nabo William Hopkins: 

[0413] To y^- Towne mett: Janu: y^': 2f': 1684: my De- 
sire is where as Abraham man of sd Towne : hath ffenced our 
Townes highway and not left it soe wide as y*" Towne order is: 

Yo' ffreind Tho: Harris 
that order by sd Towne : may or doe order in sd matter, 

[0414] To the toune met this 27''' of januery i684 : 
my Request is that I may Lay doun A right with out the 
Seuen mil Line and | you | A Com a dat mee with a Right 
w illi in the Seuen mil. line and I not taking it ner or | to | the 
Toun then wher my brothe[ ] John Hawkings now dweleth 
and in so doing you will oblige your Nabor 

Edward Hawkings 

[0415] To the Toun met this 27"' of January i684 my 
Request is that I | may | Chang ffore scor Acors of Land 
which Land was first John fields secondly robord morisis 
ihurdK' Ananija morisis forthly richard Buloks fifthly Henary 
foulers sixly William Randol, now liing on the plain Commonly 
Coled the Chaluf pastor nere to thomas Clamencis 

your nabor William Randol 

[0416] Januar)' the 27''' 168415! Prouidenc 

To the town meet this 27''' I Desire the town would graunt 
mc libert)- to Hxchang fine .Acors of land out of A lott Called 
goarg Shii)i)ords. Lleuen Acors being on the neck which is 
now in my possestion and the half of y*" said 5 Acors I will for 



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goe vpone the Acount of A lot w'ch I took vpone the Acount 
of Resolluid watermans riglit with the towns Consent I Desir 
to haue tow Acors And A half of the fine layd out to me wher 
it is now Common your frend Sam" Winsor 

[0417] to the toun meet this 28"' of januery i683 oi' 4 
my Request is that you would Giue or Sell mee tow or 

three ACors of Land and in so douing you will Oblige your 

frend 

Joseph Smith 

[0418] To y^ Towne of providence mett at a quarter meet- 
ing the: 28"': of this Jnstant January: 1683: o': 84 

My request is whereas there is an order formerly made, in 
this Towne ; of a Grant of a purchase right of land to be layd 
out in this Towne for y'' use and Bennifitt of a Schoole ; which 
hath nott bene 3^ett done, my Humble request is that the same 
may be fullfilled or accomplished according to the tenour of 
the sayd order, and in soe doeing you will oblige your seruant 
to Comaund 

Jo" Whipple Jun' 

[0419] Aprill y* 28"^: 1684. 

To y'' Towne met 

Neighbours whereas there is a Great, & Continuall want in 
this Towne, of a pound, to impound Cattell when they are 
found Trespassing, & this Towne being destitute of a Pound, 
I desire that the Towne would take some speedy Course that 
a pound may be made that so such Trespassing Creatures may 
be Secured. Tho : Harris Sen': 

( Vcj'so) 

Tho Harris his Bill about a Pound 



[ -^8 ] 

[04201 to the town of Prouidance met this 28"^ of January 
1683 or 84 naibours and freinds I pray let me haue the qiiontati 
of 40 foot square of land or thereabout agineing to the west 
end of my lot I now drewl one and I shall bee willing soe to 
alow as others deid that had lots 40 foot square by the water 
side your to Command 

Samuell Comstock 

[0421] To Captaine Arthur ffennor, m"" Joseph Jencks, & 
m' richar Arnold, Assistants, or to Either of them. Greeting / 
Gentlemen / 

By vertue of three severall warrants to me directed, vnder 
y' hand of our honored Gover" william Coddington Esquire Cr 

I doe in his maiesties naime, pray & require, that | in | yo' 
towne meeting, you will be pleased, to Chuse so many men, 
qualified According to Law, & as y' law doeth inioyne you, to 
serve on y^ grand uiry, & Jury of tryalls, to be held at y^ house 
of william maze, in newport, y" last tusday in march next, where 
I doe hearby warne yo' towne Clarke, to Cause a returne of 
yo' Choise, & Also doe pray you y^ generall Asistants, then <&: 
thcr, to give yo' Atendance, 

ffurther-moor you Are heareby required, Cr to Chuse in 
yo' towne meeting, men qualified According to Law, to be 
debutys, for yo' towne, to sett in A generall assembly, to be 
held in sd newport, y" day before y" next generall Election in 
newport. At y*" house of william maze, for y*" well ordring of y'^ 
sd Election & Also for y"" makeing freemen of sd Collony. if 
Any of y*^ townes, doe 'jj^sent ther naimes, And I doe warne 
you y' generall Assistant to make yo' Apearance on y' sd day 

Lickevvise I doe warne yo' towne to Chuse deputys, Quali- 



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fied According to Law, And send them to newport, to sitt in 
y' general! Assembly, whoe Are to mannage the next generall 
Election, of governor ; deputy Governor, & generall Assistants 
together with such other generall officers : needfull, for y' yeare 
Ensuing, w'^'' servis is to be ^formed, Att y" house of william 
maze, in sd newport, about nyne of y^ Clocke where I doe 
heareby warne, you y"" generall Asistants, to give yo' Attend- 
ance, Also I doe warne All yo' ffreemen of yo' towne, ther to 
make their Apearance, Either '^.sonally, or by their proxies, 
As y' Law of this Collony doeth inioyne, praying a timely re- 
turne of yo' sd Choise, you make, by yo' towns Clarke Cr, /, 
Gentlemen yo' humble servant / 

Edmund Calverley generall sargent / newport y*" 20"' off 
february i68f 

( Verso) 

ffor y^ towne of providence Thes / 

[0422] To y" Towne mett this 4"^ of march i68| [ ]tle- 
men. 

Whereas there is a bill depending to be Answered touching 
y^ making vp y'' Complement of my six acors in y^ neck, the 
w*"'' if it be not by y^ Towne granted | me | according thereto ; 
I shall desire (seeing I had pitch'd vpon it in y^ next place:) 
to have y^ peice of Grovnd by Tho : paty, prety neer y^ quan- 
tity of an acar. the w'^'' I Judge cannot fairely be denied me, 
if y"^ sd Complement of my | Lott | be not made vp according 
to my former bill. Daniell Abbott 

( Verso) 
1667 or thereaboute 

Memorandum : Tho : Walling Deb' 



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^ keeping his son Thomas | aboiite | ^ 

12 months when he run away with Margrett 04-00-00 

^. helping his wife in his Absence 04-12-00 

^ Margrett walHng widdow, Deb' : | at 

Least I abuLite 01-10-00 

10- 1 2 - 00 
R'^ spining | one lb | of wooll : / & a Litt knob of thread: 

[0423] To y' Towne mett this 5"' day of march i68| 

Gentlemen. 

ffor as much as you are aboute Laying out of y' Land be- 
yond y" seaven mile Line, And for as much as my (deceased) 
father Richard waterman did in his Life time Lend vnto this 
I Towne | y" sume of five povnds for y'^ Cleareing of y'^ sd 
Land; I doe desire before y'^ sd Land be Layd out to y*" 
Claimers thereof, that I may | have | my mone}' payd me, or 
that I may have a portion of Land allowed me as may be 
Esteemed y'^ valine thereof. 

Yo' ffrend Nathaniell waterman 
( Verso) 

Nathaniell waterman his Bill. / 

[0424] Here followeth the List of the draught which was 
made the: 17"' of March: i68| for the division of the Lands 
on the west side of the Seven Mile Line 

Stukley Westcott 1111 : i : + 

Th[ ]mas Angel 1111 2 + 

Joshua Uearin llil 3 

P>-ekill Holloma[ ] 4 + 

Uolinti[ ]e Whiteman[ ] 1 5 + 



[ 3. ] 

Shadrach Manton 1111 6 + 
John Steer 1111 9 + 
Thomas Harris sen' 1111 10 4- 
Mathew Warier 1111 1 1 + 
Thomas James 1111 12 + 
John ffenner 1111 13 + 
Henry Browne 11 14 + 
Joshua WInsor 1111 15 + 
Thomas olney Junior 1111 16 4- 
Nicholas Power 1111 17 + 
Robert Colwellllll 18 + 
Thomas Suckling 1111 19 + 
John Clarke 1111 20 
George Way 111 21 + 
Daniel Abbott 1111 22 + 
Epenetus olney 1111 24 + 
Daniel Comstock 23 + 
Grigory Dexter 1111 25 + 
Hugh Bewett 26 + 
Edward Cope 1111 27 + 
William Arnold 11 28 + 
Edward Manton 1111 29 + 
William Man 111 30 + 
Christiphe[ ] Smith 1111 31 + 
[ Jlkinson 1111 32 + 

[ Jmvel [ Jnnet 33 + 
Henry Redock 34 + 
Daniel Williams 1111 35 + 
Adam Goodwin 1111 -16 + 



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Edw[ ]d Jnman 1111 37 + 



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Jam[ ] Ashton 2>8 + 
William ffenner 11 39 + 
William White 40 -^- 
William Harris 1111 41 + 
Daniel Browne 1111 42 + 
Chad Browne 1111 43 -h 
Thomas olney senior 1111 44 4- 
William [ ]kins se' 1111 45 + 
Thomas [ ]kins 1111 46 + 
Arthur ffenner 1111 47 + 
Jene Se[ ]e 1111 48 + 
John Jo[ ] 111 49 + 
John Green J[ ] 50 + 
Edward Smith [ ] 5 i + 

Benjami[ ] Smi[ ] HI [ ] 52 f 
Thomas Walli[ ]o- 1111 53 + 
Richard pray 11 54 + 
John Green Senior 1111 55 + 
John Smith Jameco llll 56 
Wil[ ]m Carpenter 1111 57 
Robert West 1111 58 + 
John Smith: Ju: miller 1111 59 + 
Andrew Harris [ ] 1 60 
Richard Waterman 1111 61. 
William Rehnolds 62 
Thomas Arnold 1111 63 + 
George Palmor 1111 64 + 
William Wickenden 111^ 65 + 
Thomas Clemance 1111 66 + 
George Shi])i)ard 1111 67 + 



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Thomas Roberts 68 + 
Thomas Harris Ju 1111 69. + 
Robert Coles 1111 jo + 
John Clauson 1111 71 + 
Providence Williams 72 
ffrancis Wickes 1111 73 + 
ffrancis Weston 1111 74 + 
John Warner 1111 75 + 
Benedict Arnold 1111 76 + 
John Smith Miller 1111 77 + 
Edward Hart 1111 78 + 
John Whipple Sen"" 1111 79 + 
James Mathuson 1111 80 + 
John Throckmorton 1111 81 + 
Christiphor Unthonkes 1111 82 + 
Maturen Belloo 83 + 
Richard Scott 84 + 
Roger Mowrey 1111 85 + 
William Borrowes 86 + 
John Browne 1111 Sj + 
Stephen Northup 1111 88 + 
Benjamin Hern ten 89 + 
Robert Williams 1111 90 + 
Johnffield 1111 91 + 
Henry ffouller 1111 92. + 
John Sayles 1111 93 + 
Pardon Tillinghast 94 + 
Henry Neale 1111 95 + 
William ffield 1111 96 + 
Robert Pick 97 + 



[ 34 ] 

Joane Tilor 98 -1- 
John Lippet 1111 99 + 
Joseph Williams 1111 100 + 

( Verso) 
A list of y" Original Purchasers 

[0425] to the town of prouidance met this 17"' of march : 
1683: or: 84 louing freinds ; whereas it apeares that my 
deseased father John Smith Jn his Life time: was intruested 
with a Right of land or lands in this town of prouidance and 
towneshipps : and hee dicing Jntested the said right of lands by 
Ric^ht of inhiartence belone^eth I unto I me his heire and whereas 
the greatest part of my lands lyeth undieuied from the townes 
Commons my request therefore is that | the | towne would be 
pleased to ordar maters so that my lands may be layed out and 
in so doing you will OBli|a|ge him who is yours to Command 

John Smith 
( Verso) 

John Smiths Bill Jamecos Son. 

[0426J Thomas Harris Seenour of Proudence testifieth that 
upon oCasion hauing Disco|urs| with pardon Tillinghast 
heared the s'' pardon say that Samuell Winsor of the said 
Towne Did Desire leaue of him to worke in his sloop as to the 
making of A Barrill or two, so with leaue the said winsor did 
luiter upon the said work but Did not finish it, not being 
Capible to doe it, therefore the s'^ winsor Did agre with the 
said pardon to finish the said work for him as to Cask, and the 
s'' winsor did worke on other ini)loimcnt for the s'' pardon for 
the payment of his s'' work 



[ 35 ] 

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words to that purpos 



Prouidence the 22"* of Macli i6|f these are the words or 

Thomas Harris Seniar 



[0427] Gentlemen And Neighbors asembeled 28 of Jns': 
aprill year 16S4 

my desiers are that a way may bee laid out through wises 
farme vp in the Countrey 

John Sheldon 
Alsoe 1 am for the Standing of that law made against 
Swine goeing on the Comons 

John Sheldon 

( Verso) 

John Sheldons Bill for a way to be laid out through wises 
farme. 1136700 

[0428] To Edmond Caluerlye Gen"" Sar[ ]ia'" of his Mai^'^=: 
Collonye of Rhoadiseland and Prouidence Plantations his dep- 
utye or deputies 

Jn the Name of his Mai*'*; you are Required to arrest the 
Bodye of Samuell : Bennet seni' Chosen insigne of the Towne 
of est Greenwich in the kings Prouince and him in safe Cus- 
todye to keepe vntill hee putt in Sufficient Baile Returnable 
according to Lawe to anser the Complaint of Bridgett Price 
single woman nowe inhabittinge at sd Towne of est Greenwich 
at the next Gen'', Courte of trialls to bee held for this Collonye 
the first tuesdaye in September next at neweport in an action 
of Slander and defamation damage fiftye pound Sterleing. 
heareof faile not 

Giuen vnder my hand, The 19* of June 1684 

John Sanford Recorder 



[ 36 ] 

A true Coppye attested by mee Thomas Nicolas, Towne 
Sargant of est Greenwich and deputye Constituted by the gen- 
eral! Sargant on this occation : 

Thomas nickoles 

( Verso) 
A Coppie of the Warrant about Bridgett price 
A Coppie of y'^ Writ 

[0429] To Edmond Calverlye : Gen'' : Serjant of his majs'" : 
Colloney of Roade-Js-land and providence plantations, his 
Deputye or Deputys 

Jn y'' name of his Maj"" : you are required to arest y'^ Bodye 
of Samuell Bennett, sen': Chosen insigne of y*" Towne of Est 
Greenwich in y'= Kings province and him in safe Coustody to 
keepe untill he put in suficient Baile Returnable acording to 
law to Answer the Complaynt of Bridgett prise single Woman : 
now Jnhabetting at sd Towne of Est Greenwich at y" next 
Gen" : Court of Tryalls to be held for this Collony : y'' first 
tuesday in September next at newport in an Action of Slander 
and Defamation Damage fififty pound sterlig here of fayle not 

Given vnder my hand the: 19"': of June: 1684: 

Jo" : Sanford Recorder 
( Verso) 

a Coppie of y"^^ writt Benne" 

[0430] The Depotion of John Whipple jun' of provi- 
dence in his Majestys Collony of Road-Js-land, and providenc|e| 
plantation, Aged forty fower yeares or there abouts and Daved 
Whipple, of sayd Towne & Collo|n|y aforesayd. Aged twenty 
nine yeares or there abouts: being Engaged according to law 
Testifieth as ffolloweth 



[ :w ] 

That upon y'' first clay of June, one Thousand Six | hun- 
dred I and Eighty fower: these Deponants Saw and heard 
Thomas Tery of ffreetowne in his majestys Collony of new 
Plymouth at The hovse of Alixander Bolkom in providence 
there tender the Delivery of a deed signed ] by | Jabesh Cot- 
terell, to Tho King, and Samuell Thrashar Dated June the 
1 8"': 1683: the which Deed was Asigned by y*" sayd King and 
thraster, over unto Thomas Tery of sa3'd free Towne upon y"": 
24*'' of June as by y'' sayd Asignement may Apeere: and there 
Apeared not any person leagally to receive: this these Depo- 
nants sayth is Truth and furthe sayth not 

Taken vpon Engagement June y'' 20''': 1684 in prouidence : 
^/ me: Joseph Jenckes Asis'": 

( Frrso) 

Atest £for Tho: Terrey 

Tery^ paper or ord Attest 

[0431] Cop=^: A Prohibition 

Whereas my wife Margrett through her Maddnes of folly 
& Turbulency of her Currupt will, hath often Threatened to 
Ruinate my family, Routeing me (as she saith) of horse & 
ffoot, Destroying me Root & Branch, putting out one of her 
owne Eyes to putt out Both mine, & sett m)- house on fire : 
And is since departed from me takeing away my Children 
without my Consent. And as I have been Enformed, is now 
plotting mischeife with some, of her Turbulent Spirritt, that 
when I am Absent from home to Rifle my house & take away 
my Goodes, to accomplish her Divelish Resolution against me. 

These are therefore, not only to advise, but alsoe to Charge 
all persons vpon theire %^rill to for-bare any such jllegiall pro- 



• [ 3R ] 

ceedings, And alsoe do heareby foreworne, & forbid all persons 
whatsoever, to forbare Bargaineing with, Contracting of Debts, 
or Receiveing any part of my Estate of my sd wife Margrett 
without my approbation. 

Published 7'" of August 1683. / Daniell Abbott 

( Verso) 

To y^ Towne mett this 28"' day of jan: i68f. 

These are to desire y" Towne, y' y" with in written prohibi- 
tion, may be putt vpon y'^ publick record of this Towne. And 
alsoe published in this Towne metting. Daniell Abbott 

r0432] Vpon y^' i4"> day of July 1684. 

Laid out unto Andrew Harris upon his purchase Right, 
three acrs of land in luc of halfe a share, & a part of halfe a 
share of meadow ; it being in y" Neck &: partly on y'' south 
side of y" arme of y"' great Swampe w^hich butteth upon y" head 
of Benjamin Hearnton his house lot; Jt bounding on y'' North 
& be East side with y*" land of y'" Heirs of John Throckmorton, 
being part of y'' arme of y" said Swampe, bounding on y'' south 
& be west side with y" Comon, The norwesterne Cornner being 
bounded with a white oake tree, which is the south westerne 
Corner of y'" said Throckmortons land ; bounding on y'' south 
Easterne Cornner with a small black oake tree; on the south 
westerne Cornner with a heape of stones; A small Elme tree 
Rangeing on y*" East side to y^ said Throckmortons Land. / 
Layd out y' day & yeare abovcsaid l>y me 

Tho : Olney Sirvcior 

The abovesd Returne was by y'' Towne of Providence at 
theire towne meeteing 7\gust y^' 2 i : 1684 • accepted & allowed : 

As Attests Tho: Olney Towne Clarke 



L v) 



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The abovesaid Returne was Recorded Agust y^ 22""^: 1684 
in y^ Towne of Providence theire booke for y^ Entry of deeds 
or land Evidences: N": i. in page y" 69. 

By me Tho: Olney Towne Clarke 

( Verso) 
The Returne of Andrew harris his swampy land layd out. / 
A returne of land to Andrew harris 

[0433] Gentlemen, 

Our Towne haveing taken into Consideration the necessitye 
of a Roade way through y'' Countrey for Travellers to passe, 
have Erected & Stated away through our Towneshipp over 
Pautuckett River at the End of the hill on y' westerne part of 
John Scott his planting fiReld a litle up the streame from y'^ 
place where M"" Blaxton his house formerly stood at the antient 
R[ ]ade way the which leadeth to y*" playne on yo"" side [ ] 
y'^ River Called y"" Westerne Plaine ; wee thought [ ]d to 
signifie so much unto you that you on your [ ] may doe 



[ 4o] 

the like by which his Majestyes subjects may have free Re- 
course without lett or interruption. 

By y' Towne of Providence 

Ao-ust the 2 1 : 16S4: Tho : Ohiey Towne Clarke 

( Verso) 

ffor y'^ Towne of Rehoboth these 

To Will: Carpenter Towne clarke to be Comunicated as 
above Exprest, 

[0434] To y^ Towne Mett August y^: 21"^: 1684 
I Desire y*" Towne to Change one Acor and halfe of 
swamp lieing neere Suckeesscercutt old feild, and take | it | up 
Elce where upon our Comons Yo' ffreind : 

Andrew Harris 
( Verso) 
Andrew Harris his Bill. / 
This Bill is Gra[ ]d and fullfilled 

[0435] Knowe all men by these presents that I Samuell 
Bennett, seni' nowe Liueing in este Greenewich in the Collo- 
nye of Rhoadisland and Prouidence plantations doe ordaine 
Constitute: and appoynte my well beloued and trustye ffreind 
John Whipple Junier of prouidence in sd Collonye, my Lawe- 
full atturnye. in and on mye behalfe to Constitute one or more 
atturnyes as hee shall see Cause and to appeere at the next 
gen' Courte of tryalls to bee held at newport in sd Collonye the 
first tuesdaye in September next insueing the date heareof and 
there to anser. the Complainte of bridgett Price plainetiff. in an 
action, of slaunder or defamation Commenced against mee the 
.sd bennett, defendant : And whatsoeuer my saide atturnye or 
atturnyes shall, doe in the same, shall bee deemed and taken 



[41 ] 

as if I myeselfc ware present, and did act tlic same, in wittness 
heareunto I haue sett to my liand and seale tliis present daye 
of the date heareof being the twentye seuenth, daye of Agust 
and in the yeare of our Lord 1684 

Samuell bennett [LS] 
the aboue wrighten Jnstrewment was acknoledged by Sam- 
uell Benitt the day first aboue wrighten to be his acte and deed 

as atests 

Joseph Jenckes Asis:'' 

( Verso) 
my Letter of Auturny 

[0436] To the Hono"^^' Gen-^' Court of Tryalls held for his 
Maj"'' Collony of Rhode : Jsland and Providence Plantations at 
Newport the first Tuseday in Septem' 1684 

The Declaration and Complaint of Bridgett Price Single 
woman, and now Resident at the Towne of East Greenwich in 
the Kings Province plantiff against Samuell Bennitt Sen' 
Chosen Ensione of the said Towne of East Greenwich defend- 
ant, in an action of Sclaunder and defamation damage fifty 
pounds Sterll. ^. writt bearing date the 19"' day of June 16S4 
Sheweth that the said defenda' Samuel Bennitt on the 27"' day 
of the month of May last past, and afore that time did in most 
abusive Mallicious and Reproachfull manner in the Said East 
Greenwich and in the Said defendants house; there charge the 
Said Plantiff Bridgett Price : afifirminge her to be a whore, a 
theife, and a Vagabond, and that he was able and would prove 
it, which most Notorious Reproachfull Charges and falce 
accussations of the defendant, doe greatly tend to the discreditt 
Selaunder defamation and disquiett of the PlantiiT, and are 
greatly to the dishonnor and disparragement of the Plantiff, 



[ 42 ] 

for the wise man liatli Said a good Name is as Precious Oynt- 
ment, and the Civill Law doth forbid such falce and Mallitious 
accussations as have been mannifested and declared by the de- 
fendant against the Said Plantiff Bridgett Price, whoe hopes 
for and desires Reliefe from this Hono''' Court, And therefore 
hath brought this her action aforesaid of fifty pounds Sterll. 

damage not doubting justice therein 

Bridgett X Price 

her marke : 
Cop": '^> John Sanford Recorder: 

( J^ej'so) 
A Coppie of y*" Declaration 

[0437] To y-^ Hon": Court of Tryalls held at Newport on 
Roade-Js-land the first Tuesday in September: 1684: for his 
majestys Collony of Roade-Js-land and providence plantations 

Whereas by Bridgett price. Single woman ; plantiff inhab- 
eting at East Greene witch in y*" kings province, an Action of 
slander & Defamation was Comenct against Samuell Bennett 
(sen') of sayd East Greenwitch DefTendant, Damage fifty 
l)oundes sterling "^Z: writt Beareing Date June y": 19*'': 1684: 
The defendant know^th not of any Damage he hath done y" 
j)lantiff ; Jts an untrve Charge layd against him. And where 
as noe Declaration is by y'' plantiff Entred as to y*" sayd action 
by which writt y'' Defendant was arestcd, The Deffendant, 
Enters his Nonsuite to y"' sayd Action, praying abatement of 
y*' writt, and Good Cost taxed 

By John Whipple Jun' Atturney in y' Case 

( Vci'so) 

the answer to liridgett j^rice her Declaration against Ben- 
nett 



[43 ] 

[0438] To y" Towne mett at a Quart' meetting October 27 : 
16S4 

I desire y* my 6 acars granted by y^ Towne vpon exchange 
to be Layd adjoyneing to Henry Brownes Land in y^ neck, & 
already Lay out by Cap' ffen' Survey', and already y'' exchange 
money payd ; may be settled according to my former bill Con- 

cerneing it. 

Yo' Neighb"" Dan : Abbott 
( Verso) 
Refered to y^ next Meeting: Abbots Bill 

[0439] To the Towne of Providence met at A quarter 
meeting October the 27"': 1684 

Neighbours whereas I doe understand that there is in our 
Towne booke a Record made of a returne of land layd out unto 
Sam" Winsor, according unto which Record, my land is in- 
trenched upon, The said Record giveing advantage unto y" 
said Samuell Winsor (if in Case at any time he should incline 
to Cavell, or proove a dishonest man) thereby to make claime 
unto a part of my land which I now make use of & is inclosed, 
for if he runn from Cornner to Corner of what was laid out 
unto him, (which is the Comon way of our Towne) then it so 
will doe as I have said, & the Record makes not any provision 
to the Contrarey, but to runn from cornner to Corner, There- 
fore before further Contention arise,, my Request to y" Towne 
is that y^ said Record may be Rectified ; & in the Rectefieing 
that such order may be taken that I may quietly possesse my 
owne without being intrenched upon. / 

Yo' ffriend Thomas Patey. 
( Verso) 

PateysBill Reffered 



[44] 



[0440] Here followeth a list of a 25"^: Rate levied upon 
y*^ inhabetants of y' Towne of Providence 22"': 10': being y^ 
Collonies part thereof, it being assessed upon y'= towne by a 
Gennerall Assembly held October y'^ 29''': 1684: in a 160"' Rate 
to y'' Colloney the rest is y*" Townes part. 

lb - s - d 

William Carpenter & his 2 sons Benjamin & 

Silas 01 -09-00 

Stephen Arnold 01-09-00 

Joane Reape 00 - 06 - 08 

James Blackmore 00-01 -06 

John Sheldon 00-03-06 

Timothy Sheldon 00 - 00 - 06 

Timothy Carpenter 00 - 07 - o; 

Andrew Harris 00 - 07 - o; 

The widdow Harris 00-01 -o 

Howlong y'' daughter of William Harris 
Captaine ffenner 
William Randall 
William Vinsent 
The Heirs of Joseph Wise 
John Thornton & his son John 
The Widdow Burden 
Thomas Harris jun': 
Richard Clemence 
William Haukins sen' 
John Steere 
I'-dward Haukins 
Peter Playce 
Alexander P)alkrham 
Nalh.inicJl Mawrey 



<^' his son John Haukins 



00 - 04 - 02 
00 - 1 9 - 00 
00 - o I - 00 
00 - 04 - 02 
00 - 02 - 02 
00 - 03 - 06 
00 - 02 - 06 
00 - 14-07 
00 - 02 - 00 
00 - 04 - 06 
00 - 03 - 00 
00 - o I - 06 
00 - 00 - 06 
00 - o I - 00 
00 - 04 - 00 



[45 ] 



Edward Jnman sen*^ : 
Edward Jnman jun': 
John Mawrey 
Joseph Hearnton 
Benjamin Hearnton jun' : 
John Jnman 
James Belloo 
Thomas Hopkins 
Ephraim Prey 
John Prey 
Eliezer Whipple 
Wilham Whipple 
Vallentine Whittman 
Samuell Willkenson 
Edward Smith 
Richard Arnold 
Eliezer Arnold 
Laurance Wilkenson 
Jonathan Sprauge 
Ephraim Pierce 
John Wilkenson 

( Verso) 
Thomas ffenner 
The Orphans of John Scott 
John Malleverey 
Joseph Jenkes 
David Whipple 
John Angell 
Thomas Walling 



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00 -06 
02 - 00 

01 -03 

02 - 00 

02 -00 
02 - 00 

05-00 

01-04 

07-04 

02 - 00 

07 - 04 

08 -04 

04-02 

05-06 

06-00 
06-06 
01 - 06 



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00 - 05 - 00 
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00 - 00 - 08 
00 - 06 - 06 
00-01 -03 
00 - 06 - 03 
00 - 00 - 09 



[ 46 ] 



JoiKithan Whipple 

Benjamin Whipple 

William Haukins jun'': 

Joseph Williams 

John Sayles 

Richard Waterman 

William Hopkins 

John field & Zachariah his son 

Anthoney Evernden 

The Widdow Mathuson 

Thomas Clemence 

listens Thomas & his 2 sons 

Stephen Hardin 

Abraham Hardin 

Gregory dexter, & John his son 

Samuell Comstock 

Benjamin Hearnton sen': 

Joseph Woodward 

Samuell Whipple 

John Smith mason, & Joseph his son 

John Arnold & y*" Widdow his Mother 

The Widdow Belloo 

Thomas Arnold 

Thomas Olney 

The Widdow Smith, & John her son 

John Browne 

Epenetus Olney 

The orphans of James Dexter 

Shadrach Manton, & Edward his son 

John Whipple sen': & Joseph his son 



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[ 47 ] 



John Whipple jun' : 

The Heirs of John Throckmorton 

The Heirs of Ricliard Scott 

James Weakely 

Richard Prey 

Thomas Angell, & James his Son 

Nathaniel! Waterman 

Daniell Abbott 

Thomas ffield 

George Shepeard 

Thomas Harris sen': 

{Recto) 
Abraham Man 
John Lappam 
Providence Williams 
Daniell Williams 
The Heire of Nicolas Power 
James Clarke 
Anne Harris 
James Ashton 
Pardon Tillinghast 
Edward London 
Samuell Winsor 
Thomas Patey 
Daniell Browne 
Henry Browne 
Andrew Edmunds 
Ephraim Carpenter 



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[ 48 ] 



Jf no mistak in makeing up, 
Levied & finished y" 24"^: of December 1684: by us who 
were chosen there unto by y' Towne of Providence. 

Thomas Ohiey. 

Nathaniell Waterman. 

Daniell Abbott. 

Thomas Arnold. 
Rowland Joanes he was before forgotten -0-1-6 

Copp'^'^: Januarey y'^ 19"": i68|. 
^. Tho: Olney Towne Clarke of Providence. / 

( Verso) 
A Coppye of A 25"": Rate: / List. / 

[0441] Here followeth a list of a 25"', Rate levied upon 
the inhabetants of y" Towne of Providence, 22"': 10': being 
the Colloneyes part thereof it being Assessed upon y*" Towne 
by a Gen'": Assembly held October y'' 29*'' 1684, in an 160"' 
Rate to y*" Colloney, the rest is y^ Townes part. 

lb s d 

William Carpenter & his 2 sons Bennja- 
min & Silas 
Jt Stephen Arnold 
Joane Reape 
James Blackmore 
John Sheldon 
Timothy Sheldon 
Timothy Carpenter 
Andrew Harris 
The Widdow Harris 
Howlong the daughter of William Harris 



01 


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01 


09 


00 


06 


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04 



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08 
06 
06 
06 
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03 
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[49] 



Captaine ffenner 
William Randall 
William Vinsent 
The Heirs of Joseph wise 
John Thornton & his son John 
The Widdow Burden 
Thomas Harris jun' : 
Richard Clemence 

William Haukins sen': & his son John 
Haukins 
20 John Steere 
Edward Haukins 
Peter Playce 
Alexander Balkeham 
Nathaniell Mawrey 
Edward Jnman, sen"^: 
Edward Jnman jun': 
John Mawrey 
Joseph Hearnton 
Benjamin Hearnton jun': 
John Jnman 
James Belloo 
Thomas Hopkins 
Ephraim Prey 
John Prey 
Eliazer whipple 
William whipple 
Vallentine whitman 
Samuell Wilkenson 
Edward Smith 



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[ 5o] 



Richard Arnold 
Eliezer Arnold 
Laurance Wilkenson 
Jonathan Sprauge 
Ephraim Pierce 
John wilkenson 
Thomas ffenncr 

The Orphans of Jo": Scott 

John Meleverey 

Joseph Jenkes 

David Whipple 

John Angell 

Thomas Walling 

Jonathan Whipple 

Benjamin Whipple 

William Haukins jun' : 

Joseph Williams 

John Sayles 

Richard Waterman 

William Hopkins 

John ffield & Zachariah his son 

Anthony Evernden 

The Widdow Mathuson 

Thomas Clemence 

Estins Thomas & his 2 sons 

Stephen Mardin 

Abraham 1 lardin 

Gregory Dexter, &: Jolm his son 

Samuell Comstock 



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Benjamin Hearnton sen': 

Joseph Woodward 

Samuel! Whipple 

John Smith (Mason) & Joseph his son 

John Arnold & y*" Widdow his mother 

The Widdow Bello 

Thomas Arnold 

Thomas Olney 

The Widdow Smith & John her son 

John Browne 

Epenetus Olney 

The Orphans of James Dexter 

Shadrach Manton & Edward his son 

John Whipple sen': & Joseph his son 

John Whipple jun': 

( Verso) 
The Heirs of Jo": Throckmorton 
The Heirs of Richard Scott 
James Weakely 
Richard Prey 

Thomas Angell & James his son 
Nathan iell Waterman 
Daniell Abbott 
Thomas ffield 
Georg Shepard 
Thomas Harris sen' 
Abraham Man 
John Lappam 
Providence Williams 



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Daniell Williams 

The Heire of Nicolas Power 

James Clarke 

Anne Harris 

James Ashton 

Pardon Tillinghast 

Edward London 

Samuell Winsor 

Thomas Patey 

Daniell Browne 

Henry Browne 

Andrew Edmunds 

Ephraim Carpenter 



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Jf no mistake in makeing up 

Levied, & finished the 24"' of Desember 1684, By us who 
were chosen there unto by y" Towne of Providence. 

Thomas Olney 
Nathaniell Waterm[an| 
Daniell Abbott 
Thomas Arnold 

ivowland Joancs he was before forgotten -0-1-6 

L0442] To y*^ Towne mctt: October: y^ 27"^: 1684: it 
beiiigc y' Townes quarter day: 

My Request to y*" Towne is, That whereas Samuell Winsor 
of sayd Towne: hath Taken up land of y*" Townes: (not Dve to 
y"' sayd Winsor) in y'' Right of Resolved waterman of sd 
Towne, (Deceased:) by way of Exchange as is sayd, and yett 



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y^ orphons of y" sayd Resolved holdleth the sayd land where 
of Right it did belong to y'' sd Resolved, and he y'= sd winsor 
hath taken soe much of y" Townes Comon for it, y" which is 
Contrary to both Good law and Reason, and also hath Taken 
up y*" qua|n!tety of a shaire of meadow: upon y*" Acovnte of 
Mathew Weston : of or out of y'' Townes Comon : and y'' sd 
Mathew Weston never had any Right of Comon in sd Towne: 
nor any shaire of meadow to lay dovne or Change in sayd 
Towne : And therefore doe Desire y*" sayd land may be layd 
Dovne againe to Comon as in reason it ought to be 

Yo' ffreind and Neighbor Thomas Harris 

( Verso) 

Harris his Bill Reffered 

[0443] The Depotion of John Whipple of y"^ Towne of 
providence Aged forty five yeares: testifieth as followeth 

That upon y' twenty fowerth day of November: 1684 being 
in y^ shopp of Thomas Clarke: | peutour | in boston where 
came in to sayd shopp: one called Mary Brattle, and De- 
maunded of sayd Clarke y^ key of a house of oiilice and y'= sayd 
Clarke Denied to Deliver it, to sayd Brattle, wdiere upon sayd 
mary Brattle gave sayd Clarke very Taunting speeches : where 
upon sayd Clarke called sayd Brattle prateing hossey: where 
upon sayd Brattle called sayd Clark Beggers Bratt, and Cheate : 
and sayd shee kept a better man to wipe her shoees, the sayd 
Clark speakeing very mildly and patiently all the while : she 
alsoe Called y' sayd Clarke | Rascal | , then y'^ sayd Clarke bid 
her gett out of his shopp for yov are a pratteing hossey for you 
had need to have had a hundred pound' Bestooed upon you at 
a boardeing Scoole : | to learne manner & breeding: | then 



[ 54 ] 

shee y'^ sayd Brattle called y*^ sayd Clarke Rouge and soe went 
out of y' shopj): This this Deponant. sayth is truth: and 

further sayth nott 

( Verso) 
Jo" Whipple' testimony abovte Tho : Clarke 

[0444J To the Honored Maiestrates & gentlemen of the 
Towne of Providence assembled at a Towne meeteing the 27* 
of this Jnstant January i684 ; &: 85. 

The Humble request of. William Turpin ; now schoole- 
master of the said ; Towne ; is that ; Whereas ; there was a 
perceli of Land formerly granted; By the ancestors of the said 
Towne ; & was to bee to the vse & benifit of a schoolemaster 
as By the records of the Towne Booke will more at large 
appeare; Which said Order or grant was read to mee ; in the 
presents of severall gentlemen; that were the occasion of | my | 
setling; at this towne; who promised to bee instrumental) in 
the performance thereof; Gentlemen My desire is that the 
aforesaid Land ; May bee forthwith layd out according to the 
said Order or grant : & that the said M' or his heires may bee 
invested in the said Land ; soe long as hee or any of them ; 
shall maintaine that; worthy art of Learneing ; Thus leaueing 
it to you gentlemen to giue a speedy answer according as you 
shall thinke meete I rest yours to comand 

William Turpin 

[0445] To the towne mett this 27"^ of January 1684^ gen- 
tlemen I Desire you to be pleased to inquire in to the Clame 
of I^peneatus olny of a peac of swamp intermixt with medow 
lying on the west side of small brook and by vertu of which 
he hath made an Jnroade vp one my swamp and medow one the 



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East side of small brook vnder pretenc of right to the said one 

the west side of the broke I pray know vp one what Account 

he hath the said land by which I Am like to suffer 

Samuel Winsor 
[0446] Honnored Gentlemen / 

Jn "I^Jsuance of sundry warrants to me directed, vnder y^ 
hand of our honnored Governor William Coddington Esquire, 
Governor of his maiesties Collony, of rhodejsland And provi- 
dence plantations Cr 

Thes Are in his maiesties naime, to require you, to Call y' 
free inhabitants of your towne together, And Jn yo"^ towne 
meeting, to Chuse & send, so many Able men qualified Accord- 
ing to Law, As by our Charter & y^ law of this Collony, you 
Are impowered. Too serve on y^ grand Jury: & Jury of tryalls, 
to be held ffor said Collony, y" Last tusday in march next, Att 
y^ house wher John davis now liveth, in newport. About nyne 
of y^ Clocke of y^ same day, Also, I doe heareby warne you y*" 
general! Assistants Liveing in yo' towne, that you give yo' 
Attendance, As our Charter & Law requireth at y" time & 
place Afforesaid, heareof you may not fayle 

Allso I doe in his maiesties naime further require | you | 
that you doe in yo"^ towne meeting Chuse & send in, so many 
Able men, qualified According to Law, as by law of this col- 
lony you Are impowered, To be deputys, members of y"^ gen- 
erall Assembly, by Law to be held, y^ day before y'' next gen- 
erall Election in may next, Att y^ house wher John davis now 
liveth in newport, Then & their to Concider of such persons 
that may bee ^.sented Cr And that y^ said Assembly may see 
Cause to Admitt, to be made ffreemen of sd Collony ; And I 
doe heareby warne you y"^ generall Asistants, in this towne 



[ 56 ] 

(That you) Att y'^ time & place abouesd, doe give yo"" Attend- 
ance, As our Law requireth / 

hearoff you may nott fayle / 

Lickewise I further warne you, in his maiesties naime, that 
you doe prepaire for y"' next generall Election, Off Governor, 
deputy governor, together with the Generall Assistants, And 
I otner | generall officers of sd Collony, As y^ Law & Charter 
requireth, for y'^ yeare Ensuing, And Jn order ther-vnto, I doe 
heareby warne All y*" ffreemen of yo' towne, to make their 
^sonall Appearance, Or Else send in thir proxis, On or y" 
day before, y^ next generall Election, According to Law which 
is to be held y*" first wensday in may next. At y^ house where 
John davis now liveth in newport (for y^ Carrying on of said 
worke/ I warne you | y' | in yo' towne meeting. To Chuse & 
send in, so many Able men qualified. According too Law, As 
by Charter & law, you Are required. To sett As yo'' deputys) 
members of said Generall Assembly, y"^ first wensday in may 
next, Att y' time & place aboue said, ther to sett & transactt, 
in such publique Affairs, as may Appeare nessesary, for y^ 
good of this Collony, Also I doe heareby warne you y^ gen- 
erall Assistants in this towne that you give your Attendance, 
in y" said generall Court of Election, heareof you may not 
fayle / 

Given vndcr my hand y". 2'': day of march i68| 

Edmund Calverley generall Sargent /. 

To Capt: Arthur ffennor m"" Joseph Jenkes And m"" richard 
Arnold generall Assistants in providence Or to Either of them 
Thes deliver / 

( Verso) 
ffor y' towne of providence Thes 



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[0447] prouidence the. 20"'' of march. 1685 • 
my desire is thja t you wold be pleesed to grant me Libertey 
to Chainge three a Crees of land lying at the plase Caled thee 
new feeldes the which land was parte of my fathers Right and 
tak it up Else wheere and so you wil oblige youer frend 

John Below 

[0448] To the Towne of Prouidence mett y^ 20"' of March 
1684 or 85 : Neabours thare was A Rate of 27 pounds leau- 
elled in this towne A boute 5 or 6 years a goe : tenn pounds of 
it was ffor the Coloney & tenn pounds for M" John Sanford & 
seven pound for the townd : M*" Sanford haue receued his tenn 
pound of y*" towne in land, and as I am in formed it is the in 
tente of soum to take vp the holle rate of 27 pound & send 
I it I to the generall trashewer of royd Jland : I pray the Towne 
to take care to looke after there part before it be sent away: 
or else the towne may loose the 17 pounds which doe be longe 
to them soe I Rest yours 

Thomas fiield 
( Verso) 



To y*" Towne mett IVIarch y": 20^'' day 16 



84 
8 5 



I Desire y^ I may have my Eaquall Right of Lands; and 
proportions of land as other persons have in all Respects, that 
is to say on this East side of y*" seaven mile line, according to 
my Equall Right therein with others: 

Y""" ffreind Sam Whipple 

[0449] To y'^ Towne mett, Aprill y": 27"^ 1685 : being y": 
Townes quarter day, my Request to y'' Towne is That whereas 
there is a high way Goeth through one Corner of my land : the 
which Cutteth off by sd high way : abovte one Acres of my 



[ 58 ] 

land there by : Therefore Doe Desire in Consinderation there of 
the Towne wovld Change y^ sd persell of land y' the sayd 
high way Devideth from y^ Body of y' sayd land : if f sd high 
way be usefull for sd Towne: the which in soe doeing you will 
oblige Yo' ffreind, 

James Belloe : 
( Verso) 
This Bill is Granted 

[0450] To y'= Towne mett this: 27"^ of Aprill : 1685: I 
Desire y' yov wovld Grant mee liberty as others have had, that 
I may have y^ Bovnds of y*" six Acres of land belonging to y^ 
heires of John Thorckmorton Deceassed, revised by y" Towaie 
serveior or sorveiors : paying y'^ Charge : : 

Yo"' John Whipple in : 
behalfe of John Throckmor|ton| and them Conserned : 

( Vcj'so) 
To y-^ Towne Aprill y^- 27"': 16S6 f John Whipp^ y^ 5"' : 
bill. / 

[0451] prouidenc. 

To the towne meet this 27 of Aprill 1685 

neiboLirs ther is An Anchant order that Jf /Vny person haue 
An intent or be Disposed to sell lands the said person shall 
first pro jDound the same to the town ther fore in order ther 
vnto m\' sclfc lacing Disposed to part with A parsel of land I 
now offer tlic same to you Att A ReasonAble Rate Jf you will 
by it other ways I hoope you will not take it Amis Jf I make 
the best of my markit as it may fall in my way your frend and 
neighbour Edward Jnman ju' 



[ 59] 

[0452] Vpon the 29"' day of May in y' yeare 1685 : 
Layd out unto Thomas Patey about one acre & a quarter 
of land Heing (^ being witliin that tract of land Called y" neck, 
& is cheifely being against the Easterne End of y" home shares 
of land which formerly belonged unto y*" deceased Richard 
Scot, & y*" deceased Roger Williams, & also against y^ Easterne 
End of y^ home share of land, or house lott belonging to Sam- 
uell Wright; & is adjoyneing unto y^ south westerne part of y^ 
said Thomas Patey his land: Jt being bounded on y" westerne 
part with a highway which lieith betweene y" said peece of land 
& y" aforementiond home shares of land ; Bounding on y*" 
northerne part, with y'' land of the said Thomas Patey ; on y*" 
Easterne part with land laid out by Captaine Arthur ffenner 
to Samuell Winsor, & on y^ southerne part with land formerly 
belonging to Daniell Browne but now in the possession of 
Samuell Winsor; As also allowed unto y*" said Thomas Patey 
one small peece of land containeing of some few poles ; lieing 
within y" said Thomas Patey his inclosed land & adjoyneing 
to y^ south Easterne Cornner & so part of y*" Easterne End of 
his said land, Bounding on y^ westerne side with y*" said 
Thomas Patey his land, on y*" Northerne End with y"" land of 
Epenetus Olney & on y*" Easterne side with y'^ said Thomas 
Patey his fence. The said two percells of land being allowed 
unto y" said Thomas Patey to make him satisfaction for a foote 
way which goeth through his land in y'' neck where he now 
dwelleth, to begin at y"" southwesterne part thereof & so to goe 
downe along his land & to goe by y^ westerne End of his 
house which now is, & so out into y*" Comon at y^ north East- 
erne part of his land. And also southward of )*" said house a 
way to turne Eastward out of y*" aforesaid foote way to goe into 



[6o] 

y'^ higliway wliich licth Eastward or south Eastward of y*" said 
Thomas Patey his house & leadeth from thence towards y'' 
fferry place called y' Narrow passag]e| The said way through 
y'' said Thomas Patey his land being for a foote way only; & 
to be, & all along not to Exceede one pole in breadth, 

Layd out y" day & yeare abovesaid 

By me Thomas Olney Sirveior. / 

The above written Returne of land is Recorded in y*" towne 
of Providence theire Records, in y'' Booke for y'^ Entr}^ of 
deedes or land Evidences N": i. & in page y^ 102 : 

Recorded July y'" 28"': 1685; by me 

Thomas Olney Towne Clarke. / 

( Verso) 

A Returne to y'^ Towne of Providence of two small peeces 
of land laid out to Thomas Patey 

This Returne was by the towne of Providence at theire 
towne mccteing of Election the first day of June i685 : Allowed 
& accepted. 

As Attests Thomas Olney Towne Clarke. / 

[0453] To the Towne of Providence met this 't^ day of 
June 1685 : 

Neighbours my Request is that I may Change 25 acres of 
land \vhi(-h licth upon y^" brooke Called Robbins Runn & take 
it up |{lce where on y'^^ townes Comon, Yo' : Neighbour 

Benjamin Hearnton. Sen': 

June y'" 1' : 1685. 

( Verso) 
(i ran ted. 



[ 6. ] 

[0454J To the Towne mett by adjornment June y' 8"": 
16S5 

Neighbours My Reques' is that I may have Thirty acres 
of land layd out whichich is due to me on y'' East side of y'^ 7 
mile line & papers are already drawne for 

Yo' Neighbour 

Eliezer Whipple, / 

[0455] to the town of prouidance met this 24"'. of y' 6"' 
mounth 85 frieds my Request is that you would let me take up 
10: ackers of land I hauing land due to me your fried: 

Jonathan Whipple 
,( Verso) 
This Bill is Referred 

[0456] Newport On rhoade Jsland, in his maiesties Col- 
lony of Rhoade Jsland, & providence plantations, y^ 3'' of 
August 1685 / 

Honored Gentlemen / 

By vertue of severall warrants, to me directed, vnder y^ 
hand of our honnored governor Henery Bull Esquire, I doe in 
y^ naime of his maiestie, warne & desire you, to Call y^ ffree- 
men of yo' towne together, & Jn yo' towne meeting, to Chuse 
so many Able discreet men, qualified According to Law, to 
serve on y^ Grand Jury, & Jury off Tryalls, & send them to 
Attend y^ generall Court of tryalls, to be held ffor this Collony, 
the first tusday in September next, Att y'^ house where John 
davis now liveth, in newport, about nyne of y^ Clocke in y*" 
forenoone, where Our honnored Governor, deputy Governor, 
And y^ rest of his maiesties Justices of y^ peace, doe According 
to Law, purpose to Attend / hereof fayle nott / Cr 



[ 62 ] 

Lickevvise I doe in his maiesties naime, warne you, that you 
Cause y*^ freemen of yo"" towne to meet together, And in yo' 
said towne meeting, to Chuse so many Able discreet men of 
yo' towne, to be yo' deputies. As by Law you Are impowered, 
to sett in y"" generall Assenibly of this Collony, Att providence, 
y'' Last wensday in octobr next, Att y*" house of m' John 
whiple. And thos whome you so Chuse you are to Cause them 
to have warning, that they | give | Attendance for y'^ servis 
abouesaid, where Our honnored Governor, deputy Governor, 
& y^ rest of his maiesties Justices of y*" peace, According to 
Law, are desired to Appeare, hereof you may nott faile / 
Signed : %^- : mce : 

Edmund Calverley Generall Sargent: Cr. 

To Captaine Arthur fennor m' Joseph Jenckes y\nd m' 
Richard Arnold generall Assistants in providence or to Either 
of them Thes / 

( Verso) 

ffor y' towne of providence 

[0457] To the Town of Providence met the 9"' of the 9"" 
m. 85. 

The request of Thomas Baker is as followeth, viz. 

That where|a|s I formerly have inhabitedt amongst you, and 
did find then youre loving neighborhood. Now my desire 
I is I your loving consent that I may reinhabit with you, in 
your Township 

Thomas : Baker 

[0458] The Jnventory of y' Estate of William Carpenter 
of pautuxett in y" Towneshipp of providence, in the Collony 
of Roadc-Js-la[ ] and providence plantations in New-Eno- 



[ 63 ] 

land who Deceased September, y'' seaventh : 1685, is as fol- 
loweth 

mpe, one Carte and old wheels, and Boxes ) ^ - s - a 

and ladders thereto, and two old shaves and r 01 = 10= 06 

Colters and old plow J 

t one loo^a^ Chaine, and fower Draus:ht | 

r^, . ^ V 01 =00 = 00 

Chaines ) 

t the Chaine and what belongs to it at y^ 

well 00 = 04 = GO 

t two old narrow Axes and one old Broade ) 

V GO = 06 = OG 

Axe j 

t one Crosscutt saw, and two tennant saw^ go = 08 = 00 
t two hand saw^: tho old, three Cleveses; 

and two pins go = 05 = g6 

t one slegg: one Jron: Crow 00 = 07 = 00 

t tenn ogegers Greater, and smaller go = 1 2 = 00 

t two Broade Chessells and two narrow Ches- 

sells 00 ^ 02 = g6 

t three plaine Jrons a wainescutt plow 00 = 01 = 06 

t two Govges, two dravghin knifes : one old 

Burr GO = 05 = 06 

t one spoke shave, and one Ginnitt, and one 

Ads GO ^ 03 = 06 

t As to Debts Dve from y'' Testator, not any 

as wee find go = 00 = 00 

t Asto Debts Dve to y^ Testator, severall 

yett fully not knowne ; but as soune as they 

Cann be, shall give a full Accompt thereof 

The Sum Totall Errors Excepted 05 — 06 — 00 



[ 64 ] 

A faire Apprise]!, taken September: y*^: 30*: 1685, of what 
Did Appeare to us to be y^ abovesayd Estate of William Car- 
penter at his Decase: As Wittnes our hand': 

( Verso) 
Carpenter Jnventory 

[0459] Prouidence the: 3 of nouember. 1685. being the 
towns quorter : day by ajarnment forasmuch as there is a de- 
uison of Land is agreed upon by the towne to be Laye|d| : out 
upon the townes Comon not damnifiing any hiwayes I hauing 
desired the sirueiur to Lay out my part on the Commo where 
it might not damnif any hiway he saith it is perpetuated Com- 
mon I desier thearefore that it may be: made apeere by Record 
which is perpetuatiated Common in so doing you wil oblige 
youer frend 

Thomas Arnold 

[0460] To y'" towne mett november y'* 3^^: 1685 

Neighbours 

My Request is that you would Consider y"" Townes benne- 
f\[ ] in stateing of som Comon Continually so to remaine & 
also to Confirme all on y'- west sid of Moshausick River which 
now is Comon from y"^^ said River westward to the East side the 
swampe | being on y'-' west side of y'' north End of y" hill called 
llurtelbery hill | & so to the uper part of Jo": ffields meaddow 
(S: all y'plaine Called Jo": fifields playne; <^ from y' west side of 
this playne all Comon south to wanasquatucket River, & from 
y'^ sayd swampe northward to y" | west River | & also to Re- 
member som Comon over dexters bridge. / 

John Whipple, 



[65 ] 

[0461] To the towne met Id}^ ajarnement nouember the : 
3 : i685 forasmuch as the Land is taken up And theare is no 
way stated or setled so that I haue no way to pas to and from 
my land but Through other mens Land I Therefore do desier 
That the towne wold be pleesed to take it in to Consideration 
and apoynt sum men for the setling of a way so that I may not 
be depriued of the benefit of my Land and in so doing you wil 
o|b|blige youer frende and neighber John Broun junier 

[0462] To y" towne mett Novemb'" y" 3^: 85 : Neighbo'"' 
I desire to Change 20 acrs of land lieing neere Tho : 
Clemence sen"": his now dwelling. / Yo*^ Neighbour 

Joseph Whipple. / 

[0463] Nouembour: 3: 1685: 

To y" towne meett by AJourmeint| 

Neigh tbours my desire is y' you would be plesed to take 
soume Care of me fore I am not Aable to take Care of my 
selfe by resun of sites faling of me & in so doing you would 
oblidge your neighbouer An haris 

[0464] Be it knowne unto all people by these presents 
That I John Sanford of Portsmouth Gennerall Recorder of 
this Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in 
new England, doe owne & acknowledge that I have received 
of y^ towne of Providence the full & just sum of Thirty shil- 
lings, tenn shillings in money, & twenty shillings in boards the 
which was due unto me from y" sayd towne ; & is all y^ whole 
sum which from y^ sayd towne is at this day clue unto me I say 
y'' sayd thirty shillings I have received, & doe aquitt & dis- 
charg the sayd towne of Providence of y^ same by these pres- 



[66 ] 

ents, wittnes my hand the Eighteenth day of November in y" 
yeare one thousand six hundred Eighty & five. / 

John Sanford Recorder. 
( Verso) 
Sanfords Aquittance. / 

[0465] Vpon y'' 21 day of November in y*" yeare 1685 

Layd out unto Thomas Patey in y'' Right of John Joanes 
to a quarter part of his Right in an Aditionall devision agreed 
upon & ordred by y*" towne of Providence to be layd out one 
acre & a halfe & halfe a quarter of land, it lieing and being in 
that tract of land called y^ neck, it lieing in two percells, about 
halfe an acre thereof lieing adjoyneing to y*" northerne side of 
y*" sayd Thomas Patey his land the Easterne End thereof 
Cometh of at nothing, the westerne End bounding with a high- 
way which lyeth betweene it & y"" townefield the northerne 
part bounding with y'^ land of Thomas Harris jun"": The other 
part thereof lieing adjoyneing to y'^ land of Henry Browne, and 
bounding on y'' Easterne part & on y" northerne part with y^ 
land of y" sayd Henry Browne, on y*" westerne part with a high- 
way which leadeth through y'' first opening of y^ great swampe, 
& on y'' southerne part with a highway which lieth betweene 
y^ sayd peece of land & other land belonging to y' sayd Thomas 
Patey ; the sayd land beareing measure by y^ Eighteene foote 
pole. 

Layd out y"' day & yeare abovesd 

By me Thomas Olney Sirveior. / 

The abovesd Returne is Recorded in Providence Records 
in y*^ booke for Entry of Deeds or land Evidences No : i. & in 
page 138: Recorded January y"^ is': 168^'. 

By me Tho : Olney Towne Clarke 



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( Verso) 
A Returne of land laycl out to Thomas Patey. 

[0466] Newport Nov^ 30*'': 1685 

Much Respected, freinds, Neighbours and Gentlemen, Pur- 
chasers of the towneshipe of Prouidence ; o'. kinde Respects 
'^'sented &c. 

These are to acquaint you that in our Respectiue Capasi- 
tyes, in the behalfe and Rights of William Brenton Esqui' 
Deceased, and m' Bryant; (the which pow' in its due season 
you shall, if please, haue good "^bation of) wee Claime as theire 
proper due, the whole Rights and possitions of all the Lands 
within yo'' towneship formerly belonging vnto m"" John Throck- 
morton Late of "puidence deceased being neare two whole 
shares, of which wee respect Equall Rights in deuitions ; &c 
therefore thought it Nessessary, for the preuention of what 
may accation difference, to Jnform you of theire Rights, & 
Claims, that whensoeuer you find it Conuenient to order deui- 
tions you will bemindfull of the deuitionall parts, belonging 
vnto the two shares as afoare specifyed ; wee question not your 
Equety & Justices herein, haue not Elce at p''sent ; 

Rest yo"" Lo: freinds and Serv*' in all due Respects 

Caleb Carr 
Peleg Sanford 
( Verso) 

To our Much Respected freinds the purchasers of the 
townejshipl of prouidence these deliuer with Care 

[0467] To y' [ ]e by readjournnV. 2 [ ] 1685: 

These are to desire y'' Towne, that y^ pineplaine or hills, 

where y*" pine Trees are, that is to say, the Timber thereof that 



[ 6R] 

is between Jo": Haiighkins his Dwelling, & y' wood-land Cun- 

Irey home-ward may be stated to Lie Comon for y' use of 

I the I Towne in Generall. 

Will : Hopkins 

[0468] To y'^ Towne mett Janv y^': 27"^ 1685 : or 6 
my Desire is y' yov wovld Allow me my full Right of land 
and meadow, according to y' rest of y'' 25 Acre men y^ came in 
with a full Right of Comoning according to y*" order of Jo" 
Hrowne I conciveing I came soe in: and I judge it was soe re- 
corded, or neglected : or Elce it may be Taken away by y' 
Jndians they haveing y^ Books praying yo"^ Consideration : 
hopeing yov will not Deny me my request Yo''^ to serve 

Benjamin Hernden 

[0469] To y*^ Towne mett Jan : 27"^ 1686 : 

Jt being y'^ Townes Quart' day. 

Gentlemen. 

As it is Equitable for me to pay my debts, it is as good 
reason for you to pay yo"" debts ; I having had y" promise of you 
for my service in y^ Leivying of Rates, And for Coppies thereof, 
w''*' is due to me as followeth 

1^ my Service, or share, aboute y^ 27^ Rate 00-04-00 

^v 3 Coppies thereof 00 - 04 - 06 

'il^. Leivying y" 4^ Rate, & 7^ Rate 00 - 05 - 00 

^^ a Coppie of y" 11^ Rate 00-01 - 06 

'j^' 2 Coppies of y"^' 4^ Rate 00 - 03 - 00 

'j^. 2 Coppies of y*^ 7^ Rate 00 - 03 - 00 

''^> one Coppie of y*^ 10^ Rate 00-01 - 06 

And also was liromiscd, for Co])i)icino- out his I 

M ■ 4-- 7 ... r 00-01-06 

Ma)esties Lett' for you 



[ 69 ] 

And for my Service aboutc y'' 2^^ Rate, besides 

my propotion | thereof | answered, due to me 

>-'i And as y" saying is, many can help one, 

° I better than one can help many : there 

was 3 yeares y' y" meettings was keept 

at my dwelling, what will you allow me 
^^^ for* that? Considering y" most was 
S I ^ kept in y" winter when firewood burn't 

out apace, which is scace to be had 

where I dwell 



00 - o I - 06 






o ^ 
O P 



The w'^'' if it by you Considered, & paym' made w"'out much 
further delay, it will be a seasonable acceptance by him who 
have need enough, to make jmprovem' of his just Right. 

Who am yo"^ friend & Nighbour 

Daniell Abbott 

( Verso) 

Cap* ffen' | was depended vpon, | to Answer my shares of 
y^ 4^ Rate, of y' 7^ Rate, & of y^ 27^ Rate, for y" 10^ Rate, 
our Service therein. Answered o' propotions thereof, for y*" 
25"^ Rate, as within expressed. Memorand: for y" 11^ Rate, I 
have not yet payd. but rememb' we had nothing for o' paines 
I Consider y'. | 

I pray y' y^ Dividing Line betwixt | Pautuxett | & provi- 
dence may be Run : And seeing there is much muttering 
Among y" proprietors, for want of theire shares; That it may 
be Allow'd them to take vp theire sd shares, anywhere, within 
y" 7 mile Line. W"^'' I think must be y" way 

Daniell Abbott 



[ 7o] 

[0470] To y*-' Towne mett Janv: y^• 27**^ 1685 : or 6 
wheras there was an order for a rate by y^ Collony and 
Levie of y" same by y" Towne, out of which sd rate Eliaz 
Whipple: and Jon Wilkenson was to have tenn pounds "f/ 
man, y'^ which sd rate was to have bene payd, in march last 
past, by order of our Gennerall Asemby sitting at Warwick 
October last was Twelve months, y" which is not yet Done nor 
any part thereof, it being sayd by many that there was not any 
receiver, to receive y" same, These are to signifie to y^ Towne 
mett that the abovesayd Eliazur Whipple, and John Wilken- 
son or Either of them will receive Each of theire shaires therein, 
or y*" whole of Both, or the whole Rate, haveing sattisfaction 
for their Trovble in Reception of y" same Yo'^ 

John Whipple : 

[0471] To y'' Towne mett Janv y" 27"': 85 or 6 
I desire that Every purchaser in this Towne may have soe 
much land layd ovt to them as y^ 25*'' Acar men have had more 
then there sharres on y' Easterd side of y' seaven mile line : 
yo'^ 

Sam Whipple 

[0472] To the Toune met 27"' day of januery 86 

My Request is that you would Gra[ ]' mee About: 2: 

Acors of Land in ConcederAtion of A woulf that I Keled and 

in so doing you Obliedg your Nabor 

Joseph Smith 

[0473] To y*^^ Towne mett y*^^ 27"' of 2"' mo: 1686. 
Gentlemen. 

I wovld pray you to grant that y' 20 Acars of Land (w*^"' 
was Robert Williams) w^'' my husband bovght of Jo" Scott y' 



[ y ] 

bovndes thereof may be revised, & y*" Complement made vp 
w''"' is wanting aboute 7 Acars; And by y"" encroachment of my 
Neighbour Clemence I am Like to be deprived of | my | Right 
in y" s'' Land, w"'' ought to be my due: The w'^'' I hope you 
will Consider, & Assist me in that matter, w*""' will obleidge me 
to be thankfull &: remaine 

Yo' ffriend & Neighbour 

Hannah Mathuson. 
( Verso) 
Hannah Mathuson her Bill to y^ towne. Aprill y'' 27"^: 
1686. 

[0474] To y'^ Towne Mett, March y=: 10"': i68f: upon 
Ajornement, our Request is. That you wovld Grant us that 
here unto subscribe, and such others of our Towne as are will- 
ing" ; to fence in a part of y*" Comon upon y"" playne above y^ 
mill and plant and sooe it for three yeers and then lay it 
Dovne to Comon againe, 

Yo'^ Epenetus Olney 

James Angell : 
( Verso) 
To March y^ 10''^ ^ 

[0475] To y'' Towne mett, upon Ajornement, march : y^ : 

10"',: ^ 

I Desire, y' y'' Towne pay me for my Yeares serjantshipp 
as in reason they ought to Doe, and promised me and in soe 
Doeing you will obige Yo' freind 

John Wilkenson 
( Verso) 
Jo": Wilkensons Bill to y*" meeting March y^ 10"': 8f 
10 



[ 72 ] 

[0476] James Rex 

Tru[ ]ty and welbeloved wee greet you well wheras o' 
trusty and welbeloved subjects the Jnhabitantes of Rhoade 
Jsland in America have by their humble petition prayed [ ] 
that wee would bee gratiously pleased to alowe them liberty of 
conscience and such other priveledges and jmunities formerly 
enjoyed by them as may bee consistent with o"^ jnstructions 
and Comission to you, wee takinge into o' consideration the 
duty and afection the sayd inhabitants have expressed to vs 
by the free surrender of their Charter and by other Tesimo- 
nie[ ] w[ ] are jnformed they haue given of their Loyaltie 
particularly since your Arivall in New England have thought 
fit to condescend to their sayd request, And wee doe accord- 
ingly herby signifie the same to you to the end you may give 
order from time to time that o' sayd subjects of Rhoade Jsland 
receive the benefit of these o"" gratious jntentions to them in 
enjoyinge such Priveledges as you shall judge consistent with 
o' service as aforesayd, And so wee bid you farwell. Given at 
o"- Court at Whitehall the ii'"' day of March i68f in the third 
yeare of o"^ Reighn 

By his Majesties Comaund 
Superscribed Sunderland 

To o' Trusty and welbeloved Sir Edmund Androsse Knight 
Our Cap' Generall & Governor in chiefe of o' Territory and 
Dominion of New England in America & to o' chiefe Governor 
& Governors there for the time beinge / 

Copia vera / 

( Verso) 
Coppie of his Majesties Letter 



[ 75] 
L0477] At a meeting of y" Towne Councill March y^ 22 



nd, 



i68| 

Whereas there is a person one Thomas Waters by Name 
who some time since made request to o*" towne for theire ad- 
mittance that he might make his Residence amongst them in 
our towne Either by Buyeing or hireing, but y^ towne Refueses 
the same & gave no admittance to y" said Waters; yet not 
withstanding y^ sayd Waters hath presumed to Come into our 
towne, & with him hath brought a woman whome he saith is 
his wife; And as he hath manifested intendeth in o"" sayd 
towne to make his abode; And for as Much as y^ said 
Thom|as| Waters doth appeare to be a person of Evill fame, 
& his said wife also of No better Report, &: they being Hkely 
to be troublesome, & may be Chargeable to y*" Towne ; The 
towne beins: therefore desireous for theire Remooveall & have- 
ing Called upon y*" Councill for y*" same ; The Councill haveing 
Considered y*" matter & find that he hath made his abode in y*" 
towne of Greenewitch for more than a yeares space, by which 
he may there by Law be counted an Jnhabitant; And where 
as y^ said Thomas Waters tendereth not bond for securitye to 
y^ towne to free them from what Charge through his meanes 
may be brought upon the said towne, although y^ towne 
Required it of him but he refused ; Therefore according as the 
Law of our Collony doth declare the Councill doe see Cause 
to warne y*" sayd Thomas Waters that he doe remoove himselfe 
& said wife & Child & to depart out of y^ bounds & libertyes 
of our said towne before the 14"' day of Aprill next Ensueing 
at sun sett. / 

The abovesaid Order was this day Read in y*" audience of 
Thomas Waters ; 



The Councills 
warming to Waters 



[ 74 ] 

( Verso) 



And Anne Waters 
her Examination. / 

[0478] To y'^ Tovvne mett this: 27"' day of Aprill 1686: 

my Request, is that yov woold be pleased to Grant me ffree 

libberty to Jnhabet or reside in yo' Towne, desireing to be 

obedient to yo'' Ciuell orders, and not in any ways to be 

troLiblesom to y'' Towne, or Chargeable, the which in soe Doe- 

ing you will oblige, 

yo"" ffreind and servant 
Joseph Washburn 
( Verso) 
Joseph Washburns Bill to y" towne the 27"' of Aprill 1686 
y^ 3^' bill / 

[0479] To y^ Towne mett: Aprill y^ 27*'^: 16S6 
my request is that yov woold Grant me Hberty to take up 
y" six Acres and halfe of land, Dve to mee upon y" last Devi- 
tion : y"" which I may take up neere y" Towne, to tak it up be- 
tweene y" seaven mile line, and y" fower mile line, y'' which 
will not damnif[ ] any person,: soe prayeth Yo' ffreind 

John Steere 
( Verso) 
Aprill y'^ 27"': 16S6 4*'': 

10480] To y^' Towne mett Aprill: y*^: 27"^: 1686 
my request is y': you woold Grant mec y' quantety of abovt 
20 Acrees of low | land | and it being piney, the sayd land 
desired being neere to y"' place where I now Dwell 

Yo" Joseph Aldreg 



[ 75 ] 

( Verso) 
To y^ towne Aprill y-^ 27''': 1686 
The 5"> : 

[0481] At a meetingc of the Comittee this 26"' of July 
i686 

Wheras it is knowne that his Majesties Colloney of Rhoade 
Jsland & Providence Plantationes hath receaved Qnowarranto 
from o'' Gratious. Majesty by the hand of Edward Randolpli 
Esq : and in order therunto the honored Govor'' gaue warninge 
to the freemen of the several! Townes to meet and give in 
their aprobation what they would doe concern inge the prem- 
ises the resolve to the sayd Asembly was to leaue the farther 
considerations to their Juditious Consult, vpon which the 
Asembly left the manadgement of that afors"^ to a Comittee 
for to manadge the good of the whole for that end the Comit- 
tee met and drew vp their Adresse and Submission to his 
Majesty accordinge to Proclamation / But vpon farther & 
more mature Consideration of the sayd premises with some 
rumors of dissatisfaction haue thought fit to desier the free 
Jnhabitantes of this Collony & of the Cheife Townes thereofe 
to meet once more and give vnder their handes their voluntary 
Submission and Surrendringe to his | Gratious | Majestic of 
the Priveledo'es in their Gratious Charter conteined as in their 
former Adresse the Substance therofe apearr / 

At a meetinge of the Comittee at Providence July the 26"' 
i686 

By vs of the Comittee Walter Clark Gov'' 

Joseph Jenckes Jn | Asis: | 
John Greene Asistant 
Peleg Tripp 



[ 76] 

( JA'j'so) 
Jnformation from a Comittee 

[0482] To the Towne Mett July the if': i6S6 
my humble Request is, that you would Chang|e| mee jo 
Acrees of Land belonging to the first | fifty | Acrees diuision 
and grant mee liberty to take it up neer or adjoyneing to the 
Pond Called Maswansecott Pond and Jn soe doeing you will 
obliege him whoe is your ffriend to serve you Jn what I may 

Edward Bennet 
( Verso) 
Ed: Bennetts Bill July 27"^: 68 

[0483] to the town that you would Please forthwith to 
Settle & finish that general highway ConCernd in my former 
bill giuen in vpon the i^ day of deCember 85 to extend north- 
ward on a PeiCe | of | Comon whiCh is betwixt a spott of 
swamp that Laurans Wilkason had : & M' Rosier Wilialml his 

I Oil 

six aCre lott 

Daniel Brown 
( Verso) 
Daniell Brownes Bill. / July 27"': 86. / 

[0484] Where as thair is a paper presented to the towne 
of jM-ouidence this 27: of July 1686 wher in thair is a Requeste 
of the honered gouerner and others of the Comittie Judging it 
very Conuenient for the satisfying of som dissatisfied persons 
as if the Court and Comitty war about to surender of the gou- 
erment | of this Colony | vnder the gouermente of yorke we 
the subscridbers do her by deClare that our minds ar that ther 
be a surender or prosterating our Charter and the priuiledges 



[ 77 ] 

ther in Contained vnto our gratious sourin lord King Jeames 
the second and to us other person or gouerment 
the subscridberes ar: 

Joseph Jenckes 

Daniell Abbott 

Thomas Arnold 

Thomas: Harris 

Eliezar Arnold 

Samuell Comestock 

[0485] To y* Towne mett upon Ajornement from y": 27' 
of Janvary: i6Sy: I desire to know if it may be, The Bounds 
of y" Towne of providence southerly, pautuxett Right Excepted, 
that I may know how much mony to pay, and how much for a 
Towne Right, to defray y^ Charge, to Answer if need Require, 
or make out before his Excelency sir: Edmund Andros what if 
y*" Townes Claime, and I shall pay my Dve, 

Jo" Whipple 
( Verso) 

To y*" Towne 

[0486] To y^ Towne mett upon Ajornement from the : 
27"' of January: i68y I Desire to know if it may be, the 
Bounds of y*" Towne of providence southerly, pautuxett Right. 
Excepted, that I may know how much mony to pay, and how 
much for a Towne Right, to Defray y^ Charge, to Answer if 
need require, or make out before his Excelency S' : Edmund 
Andross : what is y*" Townes Claime, and I shall pay my Due : 

Jo" Whipple 
( Verso) 

abovt y^ Towne^ Right 



[ 7« ] 
[0487] to the toiiiic meet this 2 [ ] of January 1686 or 

S[ ] 

My Requ[ ]st is tliat I may Exchange my 60 ACors of 

Land whicli I bought of WilHam Hopkins I paying such 

I dewes | as may Aris in so deuing you will obLidg your frind 

Goro-e Keech 

o 

[0488] to the toune met this 27"' of January J68687 
My Request is that the Land Exchanged by Stephen 
Arnold may Remane Common and in so doing you will oblidg 
your freind Joseph Whippel 

[0489] These for y'^ moderator of y^ Quarter meeting of 
y*" Towne of prouidenc|e| held by ajurenment the 7"' day of 
Eebuarey 1686. or 7. 

Where as I vnderstand: that at This Towne meeting there 
is an intent of an agreement of y^ Towne to laye out y*" lands 
to y'^ westward of the Seauen mile line : now I would aduise 
you not to laye out any lands | belonging to pautuxet men that 
are not Consenting there to | for the present beyond y" seuen 
mile line : for I fear y' y'' Towne which haue gon about to 
Rong. & confine pautuxet men : where in y'^ Towne haue allso 
confined and bounded them selues for thay can goe no further 
westward then pautuxet men doe goe : the comisiton court did 
order in deed that a thowart line Should be Runn to pautuxet 
Riuer: where that prouidence men haue limeted pautuxett 
men : Euen So prouidence will be limeted from y'' Same place 
to j)autuckett Riuer which will bee as great a lost to mee as it 
will to most men in prouidence : I perseiue that y*" lands of 
pautuxet are to goe as farr westward as prouidence doe for all 
deeds & Confirmations & Towne Records that 1 doe knowe or 



[ 79 ] 

haue Scene doe Specefie to y*" Same : as first y^ Combenation 
made in y'' year 1640 Specefieth that y*" line betwene y" perticu- 
lor propriaters of y*" men of pautuxet & y*" Ginorall Comon of 
y^ Tovvne of prouidence shall Runn of an euen distance be- 
tweene pautuxet Riuer & wanasQuatucket Riuer Secondely 
CaussuckQuansh & Nenekelah haue Confirmed to the men of 
prouidenc Sc y^ men of pautuxet there lands according to their 
Joynt agreements all y^ lands betweene pautucket & pautuxet 
Riuers up the | Streams | with out limets : or as farr | as | thay 
shall thinke fitt 

Thirdely CauianiOuanett haue Confirmed all y^ lands be- 
tweene patuckett Riuer & pautuxet Riuer to y^ men of proui- 
denc & y^ men of pautuxet Twentey | miles | from fox hill in 
to y*" Countrey : fourthely. Scattappe & QueQuaQunnuett 
haue Estableshed all. y" land that was Granted to M' Roger 
Williams agent for the men of prouidence & y' men of patuxet 
all y^ land reaching from pautucket Riuer to pautuxet Riuer: 
& up those Streames with out limets: y' their Grandfather. & 
Cousin had granted to y'' men of prouidence. & y^ men of pau- 
tuxet: to whome thay againe Confirmed y^ foresaid lands up 
y*" Streemes with out limets or as farr as y^ men of prouidence 
and y^ men of pautuxet Shall Judge Conueanient according to 
their Joynt agreements 

fiftely a vo a|tt of y*" Towne in y^ yeare 1660 upon a bill that 
William harris put in to y^ Towne whether y^ Towne would 
owne y^ line betweene | wanasQuatucket | & patuxett of an 
E Quail distance Twentey miels according to CauianaQanets 
grant or as farr as y'^ men of prouidence : & y'' men of pautuxet 
See fitt according to y' Rest of y' other Sachims : the voat Car- 
ried it that thay would so owne it Twentey miles : : Sixly by 



[ «o ] 

an order of y^ Townc and pautuxet mens Consent in | y^ | year. 
1663. pautuxet men paid to y' Confirmations a Quarter part of 
y" vvhoal Sume : & so were to haue a Querter part of all y^ 
lands betweene pautucket Riuer and pautuxet Riuer : Seu- 
enthly that in y' year 1638 M' Williams Reseuid. 30: pound of 
y'^ inhabitants of prouidenc for y^ land belonging to y^ Towne : 
and 20 pound he had at y*" Same time of yf 13 purchesors in 
pcrticulor for pautuxet lands which is a great deall moar than 
a Quarter part : : and other writings and Recordes are to be 
seene that proues pautuxet lands to Reach as farr westward as 
prouidence doe or Cane doe 

( Verso) 
Now to Conclud me think y'' Towne of prouidence is that 
thay did but see or hear all y'' writings: and Records of the 
Towne that Spekes of these things : Shourely all that were 
Wisse or Rashonall would not make Such a Controuersey with 
out any Ground or Reason: to put out their owne eyes to doe 
other men Rong: So now it would bee better for prourdence 
men. & pautuxet men to agree to maintain their first and 
ancent Counants Confirmations and joynt agreements which 
may possabely preuent futtuer damedges to our Selues : So now 
1 would desiar y' Towne Seriously to Consider of those things 
that it may preuent that which is lickely Enofe to Com | up | 
on vs : : I Rest 

your frind in what I maye 

Stephen Arnold 

[0490] An aCount of our hastate, ratable as wee vnder- 
stand: 1687: march the 12 

bogey and upland medoe neeare home : 15 acors or neare 



[ «. -J 

thereabout: i paster land: 26: And 3 of planting land And 
own acor of Salt Mash And 2 of mungerel and fresh More 4 
acors of boge)^ Medow not fenct 20: Cowes and: 2 : hefers : 2 
oxen and 2 Steres hardly oxen More 4 Steres of 3 year and 
uantag: And: 8: Catel of 2 year And iiantag. And 6: of year 
and Liantags Sheep Aboue a year olde aboute 51 And hors 
kind : 6 : Silas Carpenter 

^ ^ s ^ d. Beniamin Carpenter 

0= 12 =08 

[0491] This is an account as near as I Can by my indeauer 
according to y'' Sumons Sent out by y*" order of y^ maistrats of 
prouidence first for meaddow I haue about. 27. acers of good & 
bad 

2. of Ground in tilledg. 3. acers and a Quarter 

3. of pastuer Ground nine acers 

4. of fenced Ground lately taken in 14 acers 

5. for Cattell I haue at present. 4. oxen & 16 Cowes 

6-3 Stears nere. 4. years old : &. 3 Cattell nere. 3. years old 

7 - and Six Cattell nere Two yeres old 

8 - I haue at present. 97. Sheep aboue a year old 
9-2. horses 4 mares &. 3. mares of 2 yeares old 

10 - of orchards about. 2. acers or moar which is a Quarter dead 
At patuxet this 14"' day of march. 1687 by me 
^ ^ s = jj Stephen Arnold 

0= 10 = 09 

[0492] To The Towne Councill mett, March 14*: i68f 
The accovnt of Tho: Walling, his Estate: as followeth 
Three Cowes, & a 4 yeare old steer 
Aboute 4 Acars, of enclosed Land: 



[82 ] 

Aboute one acar &l \ there | of Tillable : & : a 3"^ part of a 
share of meaddow. 

Also y^ accovnt of Jo" Walling 

Two Cows, a 3 yeare old steer, a 2 yeere old heaffer. 

Aboute I 2 I acars of Enclosed Land, aboute I an acar 
thereof Tillable: & a 3"^ part of a share of meddow: 
5-10-0 5-10-0 

I - 1 1 -o I - 10 - o 

7 - I -o 



I 


— 


- 


-0 


I 


- 


10- 


-0 





- 





8 



o- 0-7 

o- 

John Wollen 

[0493] providence 14"' of march i68f. 

To y* Towne Councill of providence mett, y*" day & yeare 
abovesd : 

Gentlemen. Heare is a List, or an accovnt, of y^ Esteemed 
Rateable Estate according to form'' Custome & useage, as 
Towne order enjoyneth Each inhabitant to give in. w''*' is as fol- 
loweth 

A Yoak of oxen, 2 Cows | y'' one farrow, | & 2 steers, neare 
3 yeares old. 

One horse, & a poore (maim'd) yovng maire. 

And five Swine, w'"' is all: 

Aboute 12 Acars of jmproveable Land, y' is to say, all (^ 
y*" grovndes of my home Lotts. ) 

Of w''\ abovte 4 Acars Tillable, abovte 4 Acars Moeable | 
swampe, in seasonable yeares j 



And a 3'"'' part of a share of meddow at walsingham, w''' \ 
is y" most | of | it but pollopodum-stuffe. j 



[ S3 ] 

And for y" orchard (there | also | ) in my Custody, I are 
not able to keep vp fence (there) for proffitt. therefore voyd. 
for in 3 yeares, in all, that I can give acovnt of, was but 

12 Bushels & a peck | of Apples. | 

Dan: Abbott 
( Verso) 
for my (appeared) fenc'd Land in y^ neck, I had not 2*^ : 
proffitt Last yeare, nor Like to have, except it were better 
fen'd, w* I are not Able, nor Like to doe this yeare: . 

Memorand : as for my Orchard at home, it is Soe demol- 
ished I trees ded & cutt down | & That I have very Little 
Benifitt of Late yeares : 

Also, I am prety much downe y^ winde at p''sent. And have 
been disabled this winter, from Labovr for a Livelihood, & yet 
am Lame in one of my handes : & Like to be. 

Daniel Abbott. 

[0494] To y^ Towne mett, upon Ajornemen', March y^: 
25"^: 16S7 

My humble Request : is that you woold be pleased to Grant 
mee leave to be an Jnhabetant of yo'' Towne, and to sell such 
Goods and Wares, as I shall produce, and Saleable, according to 
his Majetys law, Acording to his law, Exstent or y' may, or 
shall be in this Towne, and in soe doeing yov will oblige him 
who desires the Welfare of yo' Towne : Gedion Crawford 

[0495] His Majesties gratious declaracon to all his Lov: 
subjects for liberty of Conscience 

It haveing pleas'd almighty god not only to bringe us to y" 
Imperial crown of these kingdoms through y^ greatest difficul- 
ties but to preserue us by amore then ordinary providence 



[ S4 ] 

upon y^ throne of o' Ancestors, there is nothing now that wee 
so earnestly desire as to establish o' Goverm': on such a foun- 
dation as may make o' Subjects happy, & unite them to us by 
inclination as well as duty, w'^"' wee thinke can be done by no 
meanes so effectually as by granting to them y'' free exercise of 
their religion for y" time to come, & add that to y^ perfect en- 
joyment of y" property w'^'' has never been in any case invaded 
by us since o"^ comeing to y*" Crown w"'' being y'' two things men 
value most shall ever be p^'served in these kingdom[ ] dureing 
o"' rcighn over them as y*" truest method of y"^ peace & our 
glorv : wee can't but heartily wish as it will [ ]sily be be- 
lieved y' all y'^ people of o'' d[ Jminions were members of y'' 
Catholick Church, yett wee humbly thanke almighty god it is & 
hath of long time been our constant sence & opinion w''^ upon 
diuers occasions wee haue declared y' conscience ought not 
to be constrain'd nor people forc't in matters of meere reli- 
gion : it has ever been directly contrary to our inclination as 
wee thinke it is to y^ Interest of Goverment which it destroys 
by spoyling trade depopulating Countries & discourageing 
strang's & finally y' it never obtaind y' end for w'"' it was im- 
])loy'd & in this wee are y*" more confirm'd by y'' reflections wee 
haue made upon y*^ conduct of y'' four last reigns for after all 
y" frequent & pressing endeavors that were used in each of them 
to reduce this kingdom to an exact conformity in religion, its 
visible y'^ success has not answer'd y*^ designe, & y"^ difificulty is 
invincible, wee therefore out of o"' princely care & affec[ ]on 
unto all o'' loveing subjects y* they may Hue at ease & quiett, & 
for y'^ increase of trade, & incouragem' : of strancr-^s haue thouo-ht 
fill by virtue of o'' Royall prerogatiue to issue forth this o' 
declaration of Indulgence makeing no doubt of y^' concurrence 



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of o' two houses of parliament when wee shall thinke it con- 
venient for them to meet 

In y*" first place wee doe declare that wee will protect & 
maintaine our Arch Bishops Bishops & Clergy & all other sub- 
jects of y" Church of England in y"^ free exercise of y"" religion 
as by law establish't & in y'' quiet & full enjoym' of all y' pos- 
sessions without any molestation or disturbance w'soever 

Wee doe likewise declare y' it is o'' royall will & pleasure 
y' from henceforth the execution of all & all manner of penall 
laws in matters Ecclesiasticall, for not comeing to church or 
not receiveing y^ Sacram': or for any other Nonconformity to 
y" religion established or for or by reason of y" exercise of re- 
ligion in any manner w^: soever be immediately suspended & 
y" further execution of y*" said penall laws & every of them is 
hereby suspended. And to y*" end y' by y" liberty hereby 
granted y'' peace & security of o"^ Goverm': in y^ practice 
thereof may not be indangered, wee have thought fitt & doe 
hereby straitly charge & command all o' loveing subjects that 
as wee doe freely give them leave to meete & serve god after 
their own way & manner be it in private houses or places pur- 
posely hired or built for y' use so that they take speciall care 
y' nothing be preached or taught amonge them w"^ may any 
wayes tend to alienate y*" hearts of o'^ people from us or o' Gov- 
ernm': & y' their meeteings & assemblies be peaceably, openly 
& publickly held & all persons freely admitted to them & that 
they doe signifie & make known to some one or more of y" 
next Justices of y'' peace what place or places the[ ] sett apart 
for these uses. And that all o'' subjects may injoy such their 
religious assemblies w"' greater assurance & protection wee 
have thought it requisite «& doe hereby command y' no disturb- 



[86 ] 

ance of any kinde be made or given to them under paine of 
our displeasure & to be further proceeded against w"' y'' utter- 
most severity: And foras much as wee are desirous to haue y^ 
bencfitt of y'' service of all our Lov: subjects w* by y' law of 
nature is inseparably annext to & inherent in o' Royall person 
& y' none of o'' subjects may | for | y'^ future be under any dis- 
couragem': or disability, who are otherwise well inclin'd & fitt 
to serve us by reason of some oathes or Test[ ] y' have been 
usually administred on such occasions, wee doe hereby further 
declare y' it is o'' Royall will & pleasure y' y'' oathes commonly 
called y*" oathes of Allegiance &: Supremacy, & also y" severall 
Tests & declarations mentioned in y*" acts of Parliament made 
in y^ 25"' & 30"' yeares of y^ reigne of o"^ late royall brother king 
Charles y'^ Second shall not at any time hereafter be required 
to be taken declared or subscribed 

[Recto) 
by any person or persons w'soever who is or shall be imploy'd 
in any ofhce or place of trust either Civill or Military under us 
in o' Goverm': & wee doe further declare it to be our pleasure 
<1\: intention from time to time hereafter to grant o' Royal dis- 
|3ensacons under our great Scale to all o'' Lov: subjects so to 
be imploy'd, who shall not take the said Oathes or subscribe 
& declare y'' said Tests or declarations in the above mentioned 
acts & every of them. And to y' end y' all our Lov: Subjects 
may receive & injoy the full benefitt & advantage of o' Gratious 
indulgence hereby intended & may be acquitted & discharged 
from all paines penalties forfeitures & disabihties by them or 
any of tliem incurr'd or forfeited, or w'"' they shall or may at 
any time hereafter be lyable to for or by reason of y' Noncon- 
formity or y'-' exercise of their religion & from all suits, troubles 



[S7 ] 

or disturbances for y"" same, wee doe hereby give o' free &: 
ample pardon unto all Nonconformists. Recusants & other o' 
Lov: Subjects for all crimes & things by them committed or 
done contrary to y*" penall laws formerly made relateing to 
Religion & y*" profession & exercise thereof hereby declareing 
that this o"" royall pardon & indemnit[ ] will be as go[ ]d & 
effectual [ ] all intent [ ] & purposes as if every individual 
person had been therein particularly named, or had particular 
pardons under our great Scale, w'^'' wee doe likewise declare 
shall from time to time be granted unto person or persons 
desireing y^ same, willing & requireing our Judges, Justices & 
other officers to take notice of & obey o' Royall will & pleasure 
herein before declared. And although y^ freedome & assur- 
ance wee have hereby given in relation to religion & property 
might be sufficient to remove from y^ minds of our Lov: Sub- 
jects all feares & jealousies in relation to either, yett wee have 
thought fitt further to declare that wee will maintaine them in 
all their properties & possessions as well of Church & Abby 
Lands as in any other their lands & properties whatsoever. 

Given at o'' Court at Whitehall y'= 4'^ day of Aprill 1687 In 
y® yeare of o"" reigne By his Majesties speciall command. 

( Verso) 
King James's Declaration. 

[0496] from the Prison in boston may 19 1687 
M' Josepf Ginkes senor M' John whipel senor gentelmen j 
do hvmbel beseech | yov | will bee so plased to do me that 
kines to tack sum kar of land | my | land hovsel godes for the 
good of my Chil by rason of my wif shovld not mack non of 
them away I do dasir you to kep them til yov do hear from 



[ 88 ] 

me again by rason I haf asroud siispichon that she will run 
away and laf the Child be hind her 

Thomas waters 

( Verso) 

This for M' Jospef Ginkes at Prouidenc Post hast 

[0497] ffrom the Prison in boston may 27 1687 
M' Philip Long and yovr wif and Childern my lof remem- 
bered vnto yon pray in to god for yovr good wellfar you and 
all your famely and the of yovr naibers for god, doth know 
whar I shall se yov any of yov any mor j pray be Kind to my 
wif for she is a por disstresed Cratvr and haf in no frindes bvt 
I whar I god rais hvr | bvt | tharfor j pray you jf in kas you 
yov hear of my mare or know of hvr j pray you help my wif to 
hvr or any of spring that be long to hvr and sel them for svh 
mony or pay as may be Conveanant for hur ned I Pray pay 
that small mator that is dvto me from you to my wif in that 
maybe for hvr nacari yovs thvs doin yov will obbleg yovr Ivfin 
frind 

Thomas weters 
( Verso) 
ffor Filip Long in dadford deliver with kear 

[0498] from the prison in boston may 27 1687 
Thomas weters my tender and Ivfin wif derlo thou hast thou 
pay for mcc with wipin jes and sarofvl harts wich god abof do 
know wee thare war forst to part at that dolsvm plas abof riton 
bvt it my prayers for the and my swet bab vpon my benddid 
nies and to the Lord mosthi I shall for most eaver pray and 
my swet bab also the Lord prasarf yov both Crist kip yov all so 
pray for me swet Ivf for my protexon and saf arifel kip well 



[89] 

my Ivf in stor and til sich times it shall plas god to bringe US 
to gather again jf plas god as that j hop he is I do in tend as 
sven as j Cvm at that land and dissposed of I do in tend to 
send for thee my pravs Ivfin wif and my bab all so jf that j Can 
find it may be for thy good and Cvmfort abellifin hopin to god 
that wee both may laf of thos Grat and wicked sines wee for- 
morli haf Cvmmited, the Lord rais the ffrines in this Itack my 
laf of the my Lvf j aver shall j trvs in god remain thy Lvfin 
hvsband wilst j haf brath to dro adu adu my prashvs Chais 

Thomas weters 
An weters 
I Pray kep this Later until you do heare from mee a Gain 

( Verso) 
ffor Thomas waters in Providens deliver with kare 

[0499] To y^ Constables of y' towne of providence this 
3i'^ day of may 1687 

As Allso you Thomas olney John whiple as grand Jury 
men And Thomas ffeild & Nathaniell Waterman | for y' | 
pettey Jury men you & Each of you, 1 doe here by Order 
sommon you, to serve his maiestie in a Generall Court of 
tryalls at newport y^ second tusday in June next sighned by 
me Edmund Calverley gen'': sargent 

( Verso) 
f [ ] y*" towne of provence 

[0500] By vertue of the power I haue Reced from the 
Honourable John vsher Esq' Treasurer of his majesties Terri- 
tory & dominion of New-England I doe Authorise & appoint 
m"" John Whipple to Receiue the whole Excise of all sortes of 



t 9o] 

Drinke that shall be sould within the Towneshipp of proui- 
dence by Retaile according as y'^ Law in that Case is prouided 
untill the 12"' day of June next for w'^'' doeing this shall be 
your warrant dated in Prouidence this 8'J' day July 1687. 

Natha:^ Byfield farmer of Excise. 

( Verso) 
\\Y Befied. order 

[0501] Bee it Knowne vnto all persons; That wee John 
Whipple Samuell VVinsor & Epenetus Olney; All of the 
Towne of Providence in the County of Rhode Island Kings 
Province & Providen | ce | Plantations; In his Ma*'''^ Territory 
&: Dominion I in I New England ; Doe Recognize our selves 

II O ' o 

to his Ma*'^ James the seacond his heires & successors ; In the 
full sum of twenty poundes Currant silver money of New Eng- 
land, That is to say; The said John Whipple aforesaid in 
tenn poundes & the aforesaid Samuell Winsor in fiue poundes 
& the said Epenetus Olney in fiue poundes to bee payd as his 
Ma"" Law shall direct to the true performance whereof; wee 
binde our selves our heires & Executo"; & subscribe our 
names & scales to the conditions of the Recognizance vnder 
written; Dated the sixteen"' day of July Annoqr Domini 1687 
In the third yeare of his Ma"" Reigne James the seacond King 
of England &c 

The Condition of this Recoginzance is such that whereas 
the aboue bounden John Whipple of the Towne of Provi- 
dence ; Is admitted allowed & Lycenced by Richard Arnold 
one of his Ma"" Councell & Arthur ffenner Escf one of his 
Ma"" Justices of the peace Both of the Towne of Providence; 
In his Ma"" Territory & dominion of New England aforesaid; 



C9. 1 

To keepe a Comon Ale house & victualling house Sc Enter- 
tainemt for Lodgers & travilers ; & horsemeate & for retaileing 
of wine Brandy Rum beare or Ale ; or any other sort of strong 
drinke whatsoever; By law to bee retailed ; For the space of 
one whole yeare next ensueing the date hereof & noe longer 
In the house where hee now dwelleth In the County Territory 
& dominion abouesaid & not Else where in the County afore- 
said; If therefore the said John Whipple; shall dureing such 
tyme as hee shall keepe such comon Ale house or house of 
Entertainem* & retaileing of strong drinkes ; To the best of 
his power shall; not suffer ; or allow any misrule or disorder 
to bee But to doe the best in his power; fully to act according 
to his said Lycence dureing the terme abouesaid; Then this 
Recognizance to bee voyd & of noe effect or else to remaine 
in full force & virtue 

Taken before vs the day John Whipple [L S] 

of the date abouesaid Samuel Winsor [L S] 

Richard Arnold of y^ Councell Epenetus Olney [L S] 

Arthur ffenner Justis of peace 

( Ve7^so) 
Jo" Whipple: his Bond 

[0502 is the clerk's memorandum of the proceedings of the 
toivn meeting printed in Early Records of the town of Provi- 
dence, Vol. 8, page i/i.li 

[0503] The Examination of Anne Waters the 8"' day of 
Agust i687 

Jt being demanded of Anne W^aters how shee Came out of 
England shee answered that M' Bonner brought her out of 
England a servant 



[92 ] 

Jt being demanded of her who she served her time with all 
shee answered with M-" Rugles she served 4 yeares & a halfe 
with him in Boston; Jt being then demanded of her where she 
lived all y*^ Rest of her time since she was out of her time; 
she answered at Boston, untill she went to Greenewitch ; 

Jt being demanded of her how long shee was at Greene- 
witch, she answ''^ about 3 weekes, & then went to Boston 
againe & there Remained untill she came to Providence, 

Jt being demanded of her how long it was since shee was 
out of her time she Answered about 9 or 10 yeares 

The day & yeare abovesd 

Taken before me Arthur ffenner 

Justice of peace 

[0504 is tJic clerk's meinorandnm of iJic proceedings of the 
toiun meeting printed in Early Records of the tozvn of Provi- 
dence, Vol. (?, page 1/2.^ 

[0505] Jn" Usher Esq'' Treasuro' &: receiver Gen" of his 
Majestys revenu within his Territory & dominion 
L. S. in New England, to y" Constabls & Select men in 
y"^^ Town of providence in y*" County of Rode 
Jsland: Greeting, By Virtue of an act made by 
his Excellency the Governo'' & Council], Jntituled an act for 
Continuing & Establishing of Severall rates dutys & Jmposts, 
you the Constabls of y" s'' Town are hereby Reqvired forth- 
with upon Receipt hereof, to call together the Jnhabitants 
of s'' Town, whoe are to choose one of them to be a Comis- 
sion' for y" s'' Town & y' the Com' soe chosen w^ith you the 
Select men doth some time in the Month of Aug' next ensue- 
ing make a list of all the male persons in the same Town 



[ 93 ] 

from Sixten years old & upwards, & a true Estimation of all 
reall & personall Estates, in such man' & forme, as perticulerly 
in y' s'^ act is directed. All which persons & Estates, are by 
y^ s"* Com' & y^ s"^ Select men, to be assesed &: rated as fol- 
loweth vizt (Every person afores'^ (except the memb'' of his 
Majestys Councill) One shill & Eight pence by the head, & all 
Estates reall & personall att one penny for every twenty shill, 
According to y^ rates of Cattell in y^ s'^ act mentioned, & y' s"^ 
Com' is hereby likewise required upon the first wensday in the 
month of Septemb' then next following to meett & assemble to 
the other Com's of y^ County att there shire or County Town, 
& bring with him fairely writte y^ just numb' of Males listed as 
a fore s'^ & y^ assesm'" of Estates made in y^ s"* Town, where y^ 
Corn's being soe assembled, shall duely & carefully examin 
y^ s*^ lists & assesments, & correct & perfect y''"' according 
to y'' true Jntent of y^ s^ act & y' same soe perfected y' s"^ 
Com" are spedily to transmitt unto me und' there hands or the 
hands of y^ Majo' part of yem, together w"' y*" Names of y^ Con- 
stables in each respectiue town, thatt ord's may be given for 
Collecting & Levying y'' same accordingly Given und' my hand 
& Scale att Boston y*" 20"' day of July & in the third year of 
his Majestys Reigne Annoqr Dom 16S7 

Jn° Usher Treasuro' 

This warrant came to my hand this 12"' of August (neer 
night) 1687: who y*" 15"' of this jnstant Assembled y"^ jnhabi- 
tants, & chose a Comision' to joyne with y" Selectmen of o' 
Towne, to Answer y"^ requirm' | of the Tresuo' to y^ consta- 
bles I in y^ warrant 

As attest Daniell Abb: Constable 



2 -O O 



[94 ] 

[0506] The accovnt of Tho: wallings Estate: as ffollo- 
weth 

f 3 Cows 9 - o o 

^ one 4 yeare & vantage steer 3 - o o 

■^ 3 yearling steers 3 - o o 

"^ one Maire three yeare old 3 ~ o o 

■p abovte 2 acars of Tillable Land i - o o 

¥ y^ 3''' P^^'t o^ ^ share of Meddow i - o o 

And y^ 3'''' part of y^farme; containeing abovte 40 
acars of Land 

I claime also y' Right by allottment, due to me from 
y'^ Towne, abovte 28 acars: 

Memorand: Jo" walling, hath also to be noted, (if he hath 
ommitted y^ Same in his ace' to you) the Like propotion 
of interest of Land, Equall to h his Bro: Thomas: 

The other 3''' part of theire fairm, is yet in y^ custody of 
Daniell Abbott : But pray sett y^ assessm' thereof by it 
selfe : 



Tho: walling's Right beyond y'' 7. mile Line, was wil'd | 
vnto his Son Cornealous walling : But place y^ assessm' r 
thereof, to Andrew Edmuns, who has y*" Ladd : ^ 



Memorand: James walling (it seem's) hath, 30 acars: 



[95 ] 

More over. I y^ s'' Abbott, doe claime y' Right by allott- 
ment, due to me from this Towne vpon Divissions of 
Land agreed, vpon my father's Right, & y' inteerest w''' 
I Bought of others : Yet to be Layd out to me for my 
propotion, (the w'^'' I omitted in y*" other ace' given in) 
aboute y'^ Sum of 227 acars, on y"" East side of y" 7 mile 
Line. 

I alsoe claime as my Right from this Towne, Two Rights 
beyond y" 7 Seaven mile Line : Not thinking needfuU more to 
be Esterted : I Remaine yo' ffriend in what I may 
August 29"\ 1687: Daniell Abbott 

( Verso) 

The: walling's ace', and others of his Breathen : with an 
additionall accovnt of Daniel Abbot's, y' was omitted in y"^ 
other given in : 

To Edward Smith Comission^ and y'^ Select men of this 
Towne of providence : These greeting / 

[0507] Att a Towne meetting y' 15"' of August 1687: 
Cap' Arthur ffen' Chosen Moderate of y'' Assembly ; The w^'' 
was called by virtue of y'' Gen'" Treasur'^ warrant to y" Con- 
stables of this Towne of providence, that they vpon receipt 
thereof, should proceed to a choyce of a Commission'' (being 
one of o'' inhabitants) to joyne w"' y"-" Selectmen of o' Towne for 
y*" mannageing y'^ bissnesse of his Majesties Rate in y*" s"* war- 
rant expressed : The w*""' accordingly was done & ^^ formed 
y^ day abovesd, Edward Smith being y" man chosen y^ Com- 
ission"", & at Length accepted y*" place. 

As attest Dan : Abbott Clerke protempory. 



[ 96 ] 

[05081 August 29"^: 1687; 

'I^hc accovnt of Dan: Abbott's Estate As ffolloweth 

My house & Land at home, & y' in y' neck | that seem to 
be fenc't, | 

And y" 3^^ part of a share of meddow in my Custody, w 
y^ demoHshed orchard, of Tho : walling 

1^ 2 Cows, one of them farrow 

■^^ a ^ of 3 yeare & vantage Steers 

'^j one horse, & one Maire 

'^. 5 poor swine 

And as for o' | small | houshold-things, you may be pleased 
to vew them yo' selves 

we have but one poor bed of or owne : 

Saith Daniell Abbott. 
M[ Jorand: A yoak of oxen yet : 

( Verso) 

^ for y" Land Layd out to me ; is, five 50 Acree Divis- 
sion's. between y'" 4, & 7 mile Line. 

%^ 12 Acars by Balie's-cove 

^ a '^cell of I Land | Lieing by y'' heather-most Bailies 
cove it being in Esteemation, 4 acars & a halfe 

'^ 24 Acars Layd out by Tho: Clemence. 

Daniell Abbot's acc^ 

[0509J August 29: 16S7: An accovnt of Jo" Walling's 
Estate 

'^' 2 Cows 

''f' a tu yecre old hefer and a yerland and a 3 yeere old 
mare 



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And about an aker & hafe of land with in fence planted & 
^ the thurd pat of a share of med | dow | 

( Vei^so) 

* These are to Giue | notice | to y^ Townes people, that 
there is a warrant Come for the Callinge of a Towne meet- 
ing, The which is to be on muday next Ensveng, by nine of 
the Clock in y'' forenoune at y*" hovse of Jo" Whipple, in order 
to the leavimg of a rate upon y"^ Jnhabetance, for y*" support of 
his majestys Goverment 

^•^ Danell Abbott, Constable, 
Providence August the 13^!': 1687 

[0510] two oxen thre Cows one 3 yer old hifer foure tow 
yer olds Cattle thre yerlings one horr. one mare one two yer 
old hors fine small swine 

Eighttene shepe A yere old. 

one hous lott one hows lot more : 

Eightty seuen Acors of land in the wilderness A share 
beyond the seuen mile line vnlaid out A swamp Called 
Joshuas swampe 5 or 6 Acors halfe A share of medow Called 
sheperds med About thirty Acors At my hous 

thre plowed About 5 or 6 rough pastor of the said thirty: 

this is the best Account that I Can giue the I'of September 

Samuel Winsor 

one horr more belong;in2^ to resoluid I waterman I whoe is 
with me vpon wages 

more A leuen Acors of land in the neck that was for gott 
y^ was shepords S W. 



*This paragraph is crossed out in tlie original. 



[ 9S ] 

( JWso) 

2 oxen. 8 Cows A 3 yer old hifer and A bull 3 two yer olds 5 
yerlings And a horr 6 swine) 2 lots belongin to the hows A 
share of medow 32 Acors of Land 

tliis is the Acoiint of: James Angill 

the i' of September 1687 

A pies of medow yelding a load of hay 

[0511] A List of Names of those Rated in Providence 
And their parts to pay of their proprietys 

Silas Carpenter & Benjamin Carpenter i - 3-0 

Stephen Arnold i - i - 10 

Joanna Reape o~7 -o 

James Blackmare o - 6-0 

John Sheldon o- 4-0 

Timothy Sheldon o - 1-3 

Timothy Carpenter o - 9-0 

Widdow Mary Harris o- 9-0 

Cap' : ffenner & his wife o - 15-4 

William Randall & fowl', 0-05 -11 

William Vinsent 0-06-1 

The Estate of | the deceased | Joseph wise 0-02-6 

Jo" Thornton sen' : o - oS - o 

Jo": Thornton jun' : 0-02-1 

Mary Burden 0-05-5 

Solomon Thornton 0-02-0 

Thomas Harris o - 14-5 

Richard Clemence 0-05-0 

William LLaukins & Jo": Haukins his son 0-05-0 

Jo":Steere 0-05-0 



[99] 



Edward Haukins 

Peter Playce 

Alexander Balkom 

Nathaniell Mawry 

Edw: Jnman seiV : 

Edw: Jnman jun': 

John Mawry 

Joseph Hearnton 

John Jnman 

Ben : Hearnton jun' : 

James Belloo 

Tho: Hopkins 

Ephraim Prey 

Jo": Prey 

Eliezer Whipple 

Will : Whipple 

Vail : Whittman 

Sam : Wilkenson 

Edward Smith 

Eliezer Arnold 

Lawr. Wilkenson 

Jonathan Sprauge 

Ephraim Pierce 

Jo": Wilkenson 

Thomas ffenner 

The Estate of y'^ deceased Jo": Scott 

John Malavery 

Joseph Jinkes & his two sons Joseph & Nathaniell 

David Whipple 

Jo": Angell 



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- 02 - 


-3 


o- 


-08- 


-9 


o- 


-04- 


- I 


o- 


-07- 


-0 


o - 


-o6- 


-6 


o - 


-05 


-6 


o 


-05 





o 


-06 







o 


-04 


-0 


o - 


-08 


- 2 


o 


-02 


-0 


o 


-03 


- 


o 


- 12 


-0 



O -O' 



o 



0-06-0 



[ loo ] 



Tho: Walling 

Jonathan Whipple 

Benjamin Whipple 

Will: Haukins jun' : 

Joseph Williams 

John Walling 

Jo". Sayles 

Richard Waterman 

Zachariah ffield 

The Estate of Anthony Evernden 

Widdow Mathuson 

Thomas Clemence 

Estance | Thomas | & his two sons Thomas & 

Henry 
Stephen Hardin 
Abraham Hardin 
Gregory Dexter & John his son 
Samuell Comstock 

The Estate of y'' deceased Benjamin Hearnton 
Joseph Woodward 
Samuell Whipple 
The Estate of y'' deceased Jo": Smith (mason 

Joseph Smith his son 

( Verso) 
John Arnold 

Widdow Arnold 

Widdow Belloo 

Tho: Arnold 

Tho: Olney 

'i"lu' widdow Sarah Smith cS: John her son 



o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 



oi - lO 
02 - 08 

02 - 06 

07 -00 
07-10 
01 - 10 

08 -07 
03-07 
06 - 00 
08 -00 

03 -02 
05-00 



0-06-01 



-05-00 
-04-02 

- 12-07 

-04 

- 02 

-09 



00 
02 
01 
01 



^^l 



o - 0-; - 01 



00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 



02 - 06 
00 - 06 
00 -06 
03-04 
07 



1 2 
1 1 



00 



[ -o- ] 

John Browne & John his son oo - 09 - 00 

Epe : Olney 00 - oS - 00 

The Orphans of James Dexter or Estate to them ) 

, , . > 00 - o I - 00 

belonging ) 

Gidion Cruffurd 00 - 07 - 09 

Shadrach Manton 00-01-01 

Edward Manton 00 - 07 - 1 1 

Joseph Whipple 00 - 05 - 07 

The Estate of y" deceased John throckmorton 00 - 03 - 00 

The Estate of y'' deceased Richard Scot 00 - 02 - 02 

Richard Prey 00 - 00 - 09 

Tho: Angell &: James his son 00 - 05 - 08 

Nathaniell Waterman 00- 19-09 

Daniell Abbott 00 - 05 - 1 1 

Tho : ffield 00 - 1 3 - 07 

John Keyes, & Anne his wife ; 00-00-06 

The widdow Elizabeth Harris 00-01 -00 

Abraham Man with y"^ Estate of Jo": Lappham 00-02 -00 

Daniell Williams with the Estate of v'' deceased ) 

Nicolas rower ) 

James Clarke 00-01 - 09 

Anne Harris 00-01 -08 

James Ashton 00-01-01 

Pardon Tillinghast 00 - 14-00 

Samuell Winsor with y" Estate of George Shepard 00 - 07 - 00 

Thomas Patey 00 - 03 - 09 

Daniell Browne 00 - 03 - 00 

Henry Browne - 00-08-00 

Andrew Edmunds 00-01 - o^ 



[ I02 ] 

The Estate formerly, & still Reputed to belong I ^0-03 - lo 
to Ephraim Carpenter 00-01-00 

Rowkind Joanes 00-01-00 

Tho:Coopper_ 00-07-07 

William Hopkms 
William Hearnton 

Richard Bates 

John Sheldon jun--: 

Nicolas Sheldon 

George Keetch 

Resolved Waterman 

■''''" \'^'.n''-. 00-0; -06 

Joseph Ale ndg 00-00-06 

James Wallmg _ n-o- 

The Estate of William Austin oo o° ^^ 

Arthur ffenner jun"^: 

Jeremiah Rhodes 

Henry Browne jun' 

Will; Prey 

Alexander Balkcom jun'' 



00-01 -03 
00-01 -02 
00 - 00 - 04 
00 - 00 - 02 
00 - 02 - 04 
00 - 00 - 05 
00-01 -07 



00 - 05 - 04 
00 - 00 - 09 
00 - 02 - 06 
00 - o I - 06 
00 - o I - 00 

T 1 r-i 1 00-01-06 

Joshua Clarke 

. , 1 7^1 -n- 00 - 00 - Oh 

Richard PhiUipps 

Jo": Belloo 

Peter Belloo 

Sam : Wright 

Jo": Whipple 

John Hearnton 

l^phraim Carpenter jun': 

The bLstate of y'^^ deceased Roger Williams 

The Estate of y*^ deceased Providence Williams oo - 02 - 09 



00 - 00 
00 - o I - 00 
00 - o I -01 
00 - 02 - 00 
00 - 07 - 06 
00 - 00 - 06 
00 - 00 - 09 
00-01 -06 



[ I03 ] 

Will: Burton 0-04-0 

Roger Burlingham 0-06-0 

Edward Searle 0-04-0 

Jo" : Burlingham 0-03-0 

Tho: Burlingham 0-02-0 

Abell Potter, 0-04-0 

Tho : Relph 0-04-0 

Sam: Relph o-oi -o 

Tho : Hopkins 0-03-0 
Tho Stafford 
Joseph Stafford 

Peter Roberts 0-00-6 



'3 



Totall 33-09-06 

Errors Excepted 
Made & proportioned by y*" Comissioner & select men of 
Providence at theire meeting for that purpose September y^ 
is', 16S7 in order to a warrant from Jo": Vsher | es o"" | Treas- 
urer dated July y'' 20"': 1687 

( Verso) 
A List of Country Rate proportioned upon the Jnhabetants 
of Providence by their Comissioner & Select Men September 
y" is' 1687: the sum totall 33-9-6, Erors Excepted. / 

[0512] By His Excellency. / 

Whereas I have received Information That in the Towne 
of Providence within his Ma'^^' Territory and Dominion of New 
England There is a Small ^cell of Land and goods | valued 
att about nine pounds. | w'^'': were belonging to one Thomas 
Waters Late of the said Towne; who was Comdemned for 



[ I04 ] 

ffelony And Therevpon In favour of Life transported And that 
hee hath Left a wife and one Child in the said Towne in a 
very poore Condition These are Therefore to Authorize and 
Impower y^ Justices of the Peace and Select men of the said 
Towne to take an Inventary Or account of the said Lands and 
goods and to dispose of the same towards the Releife and 
maintenanc [ ] of the said Woman and Child Or for their Trans- 
portacon to her said Husband if shee Desires the Same And 
for soe doeing this shall be their Warrant Dated att Boston 
the 20"' Day of October 1687. 

E Andros 
By his Excellency's Comand &c. / 

John West. D. Seiry 

( Verso) 
His Exellency his Grant of Tho: Waters land & goods 

[0513] To Capt' y\rthur Fenner & Capt^ Randall Holdon ; 
& the other Justices of the peace within Rhode Jsland Kings 
Province or Providence Plantations or either of them, p'sent 

Boston October 20''' 1687 
Gentl 

His exelency has bin given to vndersiand that John Whipple 

& William Turpin both of Providence Haue bin thought fit 

& recommended By Rich^ Arnold Escf one of his Ma''^^ Coun- 

cill to keepe ordinary or houses of Entertainement within the 

said Towne; & that they haue the allowance of a Justice of 

the peace | Likewise | for the same ; the doeing of w'='^ after 

that manner appeares to bee disliked; by some of you; Hee 

hath therefore for yor further directory in that matter ; Ordered 

mee ; to send you the inclosed ; Order in Councill ; & to Let 



[ I05 ] 

you know; It is his pleasure; that the persons keepe Ordinary 
as now allowed untill the next sessions, And that all proceed- 
ings made or intended; to bee made against them on that 
account Doe cease at w*"^ Co"^' they may apply for renewall of 
their seuerall Lycences ; pursuant to the within order ; where 
new security is Likewise to bee given I remaine 

Sirs yo'' freind & serv* 

John West secry 

[0514] Be it knowne unto all people by these presents 
that I Joseph Woodward of Providence in y^ County of Rhode 
Jsland I Kings Province | & Providence plantations doe owne 
that 1 have Received of y^ Majestrate & select men of Provi- 
dence a^oresd the full & just sum of foure pounds | Eleven | 
shillings & seven pence in Part of Pay of a bill of tenn pounds 
signed by Daniell Abbott & William Haukins unto me the sd 
Joseph woodward; who, were & are the Cunstables of sayd 
Providence the w^^ bill bares date in the month of Septem|berj 
last I say Received as aforesaid as wittnes my hand November 
y'^ 21 : 1687 

Joseph Woodward 
( Verso) 

A Receit from woodward 

[0515] Newport y' 22'*^ October 1687 

Majo'. Richard Smith and Cap*. John Fones 

S" This order of the Governo' and Councill inclosed is a 
Copy of what Came to our hands this day and Considering it 
requires hast, Wee Recommend it to yol" selves to press for- 
ward w'^' Expidition the performance thereof in the severall 
Townes on y^ Maine, and to signifie to the severall Justices the 



t io6 ] 

Contents thereof, who ouglit to be Assisting herein, and wee 
will take care for this Jsland James Towne and Block Jsland; 
wee thinke fitt to send our order to y' Commisioner and select- 
nun of Each Towne to proportion it, and levy it w"' thir rate 
Jt amounts to twenty two shillings and two pence to Each 
Towne. Wee bid you farewell and Remaine 

Yo^ ffriend & serv"^ 

Francis Brinley 
Peleg Sanford 
Copia Vera Caleb Carr 

Cap' Randall Holden 
S' here is a Copy of what is Comunicated and sent to 
Maj°'. Smith & myselfe together w'!' y'' Gov', and Councills order 
pray be pleased to Comunicate the same to Cap^ Arthur 
ffenner that so the Commissioners & Selelect men both of 
y^ Townes of Warwick & Providence may have Knowledge 
thereof and to proportion the assessment accordingly 
S^ wee are y()'. freinds ^v, serv'.'^ 

Rich^. Smith 
Jn°. Fones 

( Vcj'so) 

These To Randall Holden Escf one of his Majes" Justices, 
of y^ Peace in his majes" County of Rhode Jsland Kings 
Province and Providence Plantations for his majes" servis 

[0516] Here followeth y-^ list of a Rate made & Propor- 
tioned \\\)on the inhabetants of y" towne of Providence for y' 
payeingof Joseph woodward fortakeing& bringing up y'^ Child 
of 'i'homas Waters <S. to pay for y*^ ]X)und & other things. 



[ ,07 ] 



Silas Carpenter & Ben 


jam in Carpenter 


oo- 8 


- 10+ 


Stephen Arnold 




oo - 08+ 


-03+ 


Joanna Reape 




00- 02 


-07+ 


James Blackmare 




00-02 


-03 


John Sheldon 




00-01 


-06 


Timothy Sheldon 




00-00 


-08+ 


Timothy Carpenter 




00-03 


-04 


Widdow Mary Harris 




00 - 03+ 


-04+ 


Capt": ffenner & his wife 


00-05 


-07+ 


Will: Randall & Hen: 


: ffowl^ 


00 -02 


-03 


William Vinsent 




00-02 


-03 


The Estate of Joseph 


wise 


00-01 


-03+ 


John Thornton sen' 




00 -03 


-00 


John Thornton jun' : 




00- 00 


-09 


Mary Burden 




00 - 02+ 


-00+ 


Solomon Thornton 




00 - 00 


-09 


Thomas Harris 




00-05 


-06+ 


Richard Clemence 




00- 02 


- 00+ 


Will: Haukins & Jo": 


Haukins his son 


00 - 02 


-00+ 


John Steere 




00- 02 


- 00+ 


Edward Haukins 




00- 02 


-00 


Peter Place 




00-01 


-00 


Alexander Balkcom 




00-01 


-00 


Nathaniell Mawry 




00 - 02+ 


-03 


Edward Jnman sen': 




00 -01 


- 04+ 


Edward Jnman jun': 




00-01 


- 04+ 


John Mawry 




00 -02 


-03 


Joseph Hearnton 




00 -01 


-00 


John Jnman 




00-01 


-08 


Ben: Hearnton 




00-01 


- 02 



[ io8 ] 

James Belloo 

Thomas Hopkins 

Ephraim Prey 

John Prey 

Eliezer Whipple 

Will: Whipple; 

Vail: Whittman 

Sam: Wilkenson 

Edward Smith 
Eliezer Arnold 

Lawr: Wilkerson 

Jonathan Sprauge 

Ephraim Pierce 

Jo": Wilkenson 

Tho: ffenner 

The Estate of y' deceased JOn: Scott 

John Malavery 

Joseph Jenckes & his two sons Joseph & I qq _ 04 -00 

Nathan icll i 

David Whipple 00 - 01+ - 02 

Jo":Angell 00 -02+ -03 

Tho Walling 00-00 -09 

Jonathan Whipple 00-01 -00 

Ben: Whipple 00-01 -00 

Will: Haukins jun': 00-02 -06 

Joseph Williams 00-02 -10 

John Walling 00-00 -09 

Jo": Sayles 00-02 -09 

Rich: Waterman 00-01 -04+ 

Zachariah ffield 00 - 02+ - o^ 



00- 


-01 


-07+ 


00- 


- 01 


-08 


00 - 


- 00 


-09 


00 - 


-01 


-02 


00 - 


-03 


-00 


00 - 


-oi 


-00-t- 


00- 


-03+ 


-03 


00- 


-01 


-06 


00 - 


- 02 


-08 


00 - 


- 02 


-06+ 


00 - 


- 02+ 


-o6- 


00- 


- 02+ 


-00 


00 - 


-03 


-04 


00- 


-01 


-06 


00- 


-03 


-00 


00- 


- 00 


-09 


00- 


-01 


-00 



[ I09 ] 



The Estate of Anthony Evernden oo 

The Widdow Mathuson oo 

Thomas Clemence oo 
Estance Thomas & his two sons Tho : & Henry oo 

Stephen Hardin oo 

Abraham Hardin oo 

Gregory Dexter & Jo": his son oo 

Sam : Comstock oo 

The Estate of y*" deceas'^ Benjamin Hearnton oo 

Joseph Woodward oo 

Samuell Whipple oo 
The Estate of y*" deceased John Smith (Mason 
& Joseph Smith his son 

( Verso) 

John Arnold oo 

Widdow Arnold oo 

Widdow Belloo oo 

Tho : Arnold oo 

Tho: Olney oo 

The Widdow Sarah Smith & John her son oo 

Jo": Browne & Jo": his son oo 

Epenetus Olney oo 

The Estate of y^ deceased James Dexter oo 

Gidion Criiffard oo 

Shadrach Manton oo 

Edward Manton oo 

Joseph Whipple oo 

The Estate of y^ deceas'' John Throckmorton oo 

The Estate of y^ deceased Richard Scott oo 

Richard Prey oo 



03 - 00 

01 - 04 

02 - 06+ 

03 - 00 

02 - 06+ 
01 -06 
04+ - 06 
01 -06+ 
01 - 06 
01 -00 

03 -04 



00 -01 



02+ 



01 


-03 


00 


-03 


00 


-03+ 


01 


-08 


04 


-06 


04 


-02+ 


03+ 


-04 


02 


-03 


00 


-06+ 


03 


-04 


01 


- 00+ 


03 


- 00 


02 


-00+ 


01 


-02 


01 


-02 


00 


-04+ 



OO - 02 -02 + 

00 - 06+ - 08 

00-02 - 00+ 

00-04 - 06+ 



[ iio ] 

Thomas Angell & James his son 

Nathaniel! Waterman 

Daniell Abbott 

Thomas ffield 

John Keyes & Anne his wife 00-00 - 03 

The Estate of y^ Widdow EHzabeth Harris 00-00 - 06+ 

Abraham Man with y^ Estate of John Lapham 00-01 - 06 

Daniell Williams with y'^ Estate of y^ deceased \ ^^ _ ^^^ _ ^^^ 

Nicolas Power ' 

James Clarke 00-00 -10+ 

The Estate of Anne Harris 00-00 - 10+ 

James Ashton 00-00 -06+ 

Pardon Tillinghast 00-04 -08 

Samuell Winsor with y^ Estate of George I ^^ _ q, - 06 

Shepard ' 

Thomas Patey 
Daniell Browne 
Henry Browne 00-03 -00 

Andrew P:dmunds 00-00 -06 

The Estate formerly & still Reputed to belong 

to Ephraim Carpenter 
Rowland Joanes 
Tho: Cooper 00-00 -06+ 

Will: Hopkins 00 - 03+ - 06 

Will: Hearnton 00-00 -07+ 

Richard Bates 00-00 -06 

John Sheldon jun^ : 00-00 - 02 

Nicolas Sheldon 00-00 -02 

George Keetch 00-01 -00 

Resolved Waterman 00-00 -02+ 



00 - o I -10+ 
00 - o I - 00+ 



00-01 -05 + 
00-00 - 06 



[ "■ ] 



Tho: Baker 


oo -oo 


-09+ 


James Walling 


oo-oo 


-03+ 


The Estate of Will: Austin 


oo -oo 


- 02 


Arthur ffen': jun': 


oo - 02 


-00+ 


Jeremiah Rhodes 


00 - 00 


-04+ 


Henry Browne jun': 


00-01 


-00+ 


Will : Prey 


00-00 


-09+ 


Alexander Balkcomjun': 


00- 00 


- 06+ 


Joshua Clarke 


00 -00 


- 09+ 


Richard Phillips 


00 -00 


-04 


John Belloo 


00 -00 


-06+ 


Peter Belloo : 


00 -00 


-06+ 


Sam: Wright 


00-01 


-00 


John Whipple 


00-03 


- 09+ 


John Hearnton 


00-00 


-03 


Ephraim Carpenter jun': 


00-00 


-04+ 


The Estate of y' Deceased Roger Williams 


00 - 00 


-09+ 


The Estate of y^ deceased Providence Williams. 


00-01 


-00 


*William Burton 


00-02 


-00 


Roger Burlingham 


00-03 


-00 


Edward Searle 


00-02 


-00 


John Burlingham 


00 - oi+ 


-06 


Tho: Burlingham 


00-01 


-00 


Abell Potter 


00 -02 


-00 


Tho: Relph 


00- 02 


-00 


Samuell Relph 


00 - 00 


-06+ 


Tho Hopkins 


00-01 


-06 


Tho: Stafford 


00-01 


-06+ 


Joseph Stafford 


00-01 


-06 


Peter Roberts 


00 - 00 


-03 


The sum totall 


16 - 12 - 


' 02 



* The names inclosed in these two lines are crossed out in original. 
15 



[ -I^ ] 

Errors Excepted 
proportioned upon levie October the 31 : 1687 according 
ti) towne order 

By us Tho : Olney ; 
John Whipple, 
WilHam hawkings 
Jf no mista|ke| in suming up amounts to 

12-03-03 
lb - s - d 

{Recto) 

The aforesd Rate is to be payd in Jndian Corne at 2^ ^. 
bush": 

Rye at 2^ - S'^ f Bush": 
Biefe at 3 halfe"* ^^ pound 
Porke 2^ ^, pound 
Butter 6^^ f. pound 

( Verso) 
A list of a towne Rate for y'^ Tinkers child, Pound &c': 

[0517 in the clerics memorandum of the proceedings of the 
town meeting printed in Early Records of the town of Provi- 
dence^ Vol. 8^ page i'/4.~\ 

[0518] You are in his Majestyes Name desired & Required 
with all Convenient speede to summons the freemen of y^ said 
Towne of Providence to meete together then & there to make 
choyce of; Authorize & impower so many of y'' said freeman 
as you shall judge Requissitt, or Needefull to Runn a direct 



[ "3 ] 

Line from y*" head of Wanasquatuckett athwart to Pautuxett 
River, &: then to Runn a line Equally betweene said Rivers of 
Pautuxett & Wanasquatuckett till they Meete with y^ aforesd 
thwart line according to y*" verdicts of Jury & judgment of 
Court thereon granted ; & for yo"^ so doeing this shall be yo"" 
sufBcient warrant, Given under our hands y^ 24"' of Novem- 
ber 1677. 

Simon Line Thomas Hinkely, President 

D: Hinchman James Cudworth 

George Denison Peleg Sanford 

Daniell Wetherill John Coggeshall 

This is a Coppye of y" Origenall Compared & Examined 
By Peleg Sanford 

Coppied out of Providence Records October y*" 5"': 1687: 
Atteste Thomas Olney Towne Clarke. / 

[0519] Whereas the Law J [ ] that none shall keepe 
P[ ] houses of Entertainemen [ ] But those who shalbee 
Lyc[ ] therevnto And you John Whipple of Providence 

in the [ ] of Rhode Jsland Kings Province & Providence 
Plant[ ] in his Ma"'''; Territory & Dominion of New 
Englan[ ] Being Deemed capable thereof; & haueing mani- 
feste[ ] freedom therevnto ; Therefore wee Randall Holdon 
[ ] Arthur ffenner Esq'"; two of his Ma*'" Justices of the 
peace; Both belonging to the County of Rhode Jsland Jn his 
Ma*'" Territory & Dominion aforesaid; Doe appoint; you the 
said John Whipple ; to keepe a Publicke house of Entertaine- 
ment ; in the aforesaid ; Towne ; At the house where you now 
dwell ; & not elsewhere ; For victualling Lodging & Enter- 



[ "M ] 

taineing of straingers «S: travilers ; Both for people & horses ; 
& for what other people the Law allowes entertainement for; 
The which shalbee for the space of one yeare next ensueing 
the date hereof & noe longer Jn order wherevnto ; wee Doe by 
these presents grant vnto the said John Whipple of the afore- 
said Towne of Providence Lycence & Liberty to victuall 
Lodge & sell out drinke b[ ] retaile Either beere ale wine 
or Rum Or any other sor[ ] of strong drinke whatsoever Jn 
Witnes whereof wee [ ] herevnto put our handes & scales 
this thirteenth day [ ] December; Annoqr Domini 1687 & 
in the third yeare o[ ] his Ma"" Reigne James the seacond 
King of England &[ ] 



Randal Houldon 
Arthur ffenner 



( Verso) 
John Whipple his licences 



[0520] An acount to them Concernd, of Lands and 
Chattels, 

one Bull, and theirtene Cows, 2 oxen, 2:4! yeare old 
steers | 5. 3 yeare olds, 5 : 2 yeare olds, 8 : last yeares Calues i 
being visited with sicknes, know not the Just age of them, and 
sume of the others, which wants of the age aboue s^ which 
would Cause an Abatement if there agees were known Exactly, 
as others Doe know theirs; that were Capiable look after 
their afairs one horse, one maire and yearling if aliue, not hear- 
ing of them all this winter, but one swine at or aboue one yeare 
old, planting land and meadow, as for my meadow on the othe 
other side the water I know not the meashure of it but supos- 
ing it was one share, therefore your Honours must or ought to 



[ -IS ] 

Judge of it, aCording as you Judge of other shars in the Hke 
natures, and as for the lot which was my fathers for the present 
matters are not setled about it for I heare I am threatned to be 
arested about it, and y^ Lot that wee now liue upon is not 
mine but James Clarks and mine togather, I haue but two 

1 whole I lotts prop|erly|e in my hands at this end of the 
Town, and too lotts next to Samuell Wrights lott, which being 
known I need not aquaint you of the number of Acres, these 
lotts at this end of the Town are short of measure, as I supose 

2 Acres and halfe which was made | up | in former times at A 
place Caled the new feilds, which ought to be Considered in 
this Rate, the lots being far inferiour to those up Town lots, 

Daniell Williams 

^ = s = d 

i68f o:= y — lo 

( Verso) 
A True aCount so far as know or understand of what 
herein's inClosed 

[0521] Wee whose Names are here Vnder Written his 
majesties Justices of the Peace of Rhode Jsland Kings Province 
and Providence Plantations Sitting in Generall Quarter ses- 
sions in Rochester the Sixt day of march in the fift year of the 
Reigne of Our Sovereigne Lord James the Second of Eng- 
land &c King anno — 1688 doe according to Law in this Case 
made and Provided Lycence Admitt and allow John Whipple 
of Providence victualler to Keep A common Ale house ordi- 
nary or Victaling house in Providence aforesaid for one whole 
year next Ensueing Provided that the Said John Whipple doe 
not Suffer any vnlawfull Games to be vsed in his Said House 



[ lie ] 

butt doe Vse and maintaine Good Order and Rule within the 
Same. 

Given Vnder Our hands and Seales the Day and year above 
Written 

Francis Brinley 

Richd Smith 

r0522] My Love to you Captt WilHam Hopkins: I 
haue reed a returen from yo' Gierke: uerey unperfitt: maior 
generall Winthrop our Gollonoll returned for yo'' Gapten & yo"^ 
selefe returned his Liftenent ; you ar[ ] his Gaptt Liftenent : 
& what Goulors you haue is not returned, nor aney List of 
you' ould men or howe Armed which putt distinckly by them- 
selues : all which doe with all spede & returen to me: without 
fayle all in a rowle fayerly writen & this shall be yo'^ warent the 
aictt excleuds none : under my hand 

Rochister 5th maye 1688 Richd Smith 

Maior 

Whatt Josiph jinkes his name is putt in next to Jnsyn dex- 
ter for I knowe not aboue the sergens also insert whether all 
armes menchoned fixt or what fixt or not fixt yo' R S 

( Verso) 

for Gaptt william Hopkins att providence These with 
spede 

L0523] Whereas Thomas Peaty formerly made an agreem' 
with the towne for a high way from the high way at the towne 
feild ; to goe through the said Peaties Land as far as his Land 
goes ; towards the Land of Henry Browne ; for w^'' the said 
Thomas Peaty was to haue one acre & one quarter of Land on 
the South side of his orchard ; w^'' was the townes Gomon ; But 



[ '<7 ] 

now fenced in by; Samuel Winsor I desire the towne will 
make good the agreem' & soe remaine your Lo freind 

Thomas Peatey 
Providence 21"^ May 1688 

[0524] John Vsher Esq; Receiver General of His Majes- 
ty's Revenues within His Territory and Dominion 
in New-England, To the Commissioner and Se- 
lect-Men of the Town of providence in the County 
L S of Kings province & Road Jsland Greeting. By 
Virtue of an Act made by His Excellency the 
Governovr and Covncil, Entituled An Act for the 
Continuing and Establishing of Several Rates, 
Duties and Imposts : 
You are in His Mejesty's Name Required, sometime in the 
Month of August next ensuing, to make a List of all the male 
Persons in the same Town, from Sixteen years old and up- 
wards ; and a true Estimation of all Real and Personal Estates 
in such manner and Form as particularly in the said Act is 
Directed, all which Persons and Estates are by you the Com- 
missioner and Select men to be rated and Assessed as fol- 
loweth. Viz, Every Person aforesaid (except the Members of 
His Majesty's Council) one Shilling and eight pence by the 
Head ; and all Estates Real and Personal, at one Penny for 
every Twenty Shillings, according to the Rates of the Cattel 
in the said Act mentioned: and the said Commissioner is 
hereby likewise Required upon the first Wendnesday in the 
month of September then next following, to Meet and As- 
semble with the Commissioners of the County, at their Shire 
or County-Town, and bring with him (fairly written the just 



[ .18 ] 

Number of the Male Persons listed as afore-said, and the 
Assessments of the Estates made in the said Town, where the 
Commissioners being so Assembled, shall duly and carefully 
Examine those Lists and Assesments, and Correct and perfect 
them, according to the true Intent of said Act ; and the same 
so perfected, the said Commissioners are speedily to transmit 
to the Treasurer for the time being, and under their hands (or 
the major part of them) together with the Names of the Con- 
stables in each respective Town, that Orders may be given for 
Levying & Collecting the same accordingly. 

Given under my Hand and Seal at Boston, the 14th of July, 
in the Fourth Year of His Majesty.'s Reign, Annoq ; Domini, 
1688. 

Jn° Usher, Treasuro"" 

[0525] To y" Comission' & y" Select men of this Towne 
of providence Assembled this 6"' of August i688 

Gentlemen. 

I gave in an ace" of my Estate vnto you y^ Last 
yeare. And according to y" Rule you went by. My stock is 
now Less then it was: by A yoak of oxen, one Cow, & 2 
Swine, w""'' is — i^"^: 

But my Last yeare calfe, is become a yearling : 

A paire of 4 yeare old steers 

one Cow 

one horse 

Three Swine 

And my maim'd maire, if she be Living 

Daniell Abbott 



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^^^'-^711^ pS ftm El^r RECEIVER GcR&al of Hi, MAi 

^ I JESTY's Revenues within His Territory «nd bomimon ia 

NEIV.ENGLANV, To the ComiiMfiioDce adSelea- 

V Men of the Town <^ij^r^%^^^ - _:. Ui the 

bounty oav^«^^^-^d^^^^^J^;S^^^ B 

t^jrtue of ^ Aft^mtd* by Hi$ E X C E L L E N C Y "tfcc^O- 

yLRNOVR and COVNCIL^ Entituled ^« ^fif /,^ xii'^Ci*^ 

ca/flj 4ff^ Efiablijhw^ of Several Ratts^ Duties and Iif^sf "-'-' 



YOu arc in His MtJESTTs Name Required, fometime in -t&e ilcfetti of 
y4i<^ii^ next enfoing, to make a Lift of all the male- PerjEoos in the 
fame Town, from Sixteen years old and upwards ; and a trne Eftima- 
tion of all ReaF and Perfonal Ellates in fuch manner and Form as. particu- 
larly in the faid h(X is Dircdled^ all which Perfons and Eftates arc by you the 
CommilF.oner and Sekd men to be rated and Alfelfed as followeth, rj?. Every 
Perfon aforcfaid ( except th$ Members of His MAJESTY'S COUNCIL ; one 
Shilling and eight pence by the Head j and til Eftates Real and Perfonal, at 
one Penny for every Twenty ShUlings, accordhig t<x the Rates of the Cattel in the 
faid Ait mentioned.' -and the faid GommifDoner is hereby lijcewifp Required 
upon the fi.ft Wendpefday M the month of Jeptembet; then next foUojjuag, to 
.Meet and Aflemblc with the Commiffioners of the County, ?t their Siire or 
County-Town, and bring with him ( fairly wriuen the juft Number of the Rale 
Perfons lifted as afore-faid, and the Aireffments of the Eftates made in the faid 
Town, where the CommifToners being fo Aflcmbled, fliall duly and carefully 
Examine thofe Lifts and AQefrngnts, sjhd Correft and perfeft thetn, according 
to the true Intent of (aid Aft \ and the fame fo perfgded, the feid Commiili- 
oners^re fpeedijy to tranfrait to the Treafurer for the tim^ bein^, and under 
their Tiands ( or the major part of them ) together with' the Jfames ^f the 
Conftables in each refpeftive Townj that Orders ma/ be gj^cn |>r Levying & 
Collefting the feme accordifigly. ' / J" ^ 

Given under my Hand and Seal at ^^P^^ ^^^!/\^^^. ^'Jf^* 
in the Fomh Year of His l^JESTY^s "S-p^ 4m\ ^^~^' ^^- 



Providence Town Paper 0524 
Plate No. 4. 



r 119 ] 

( Verso) 
According to y'^ Rule you went: the propotion of my Rate, 
with pole money encluded, is, o - 6 - 6 : 

o- 5-0 

Dan: Abbott. 

[0526] August: 6*'': 1688 

The Estate of Joseph jenckes juin"" 

3 accres of plantin Land i accre orchard 

3 Cowes one 2 yeare old hayfer one mare 
The Estate of Nathaniel Jenckes 

2 accres plantin Land i Cowe i : 2 year old i : yeareling: 
1 : 2 year old horse i yeareling Colt 
the Estat of Joseph Jenckes senyer 
About 6 acors planting land 
about 2 acors medow 
about 8 acors of sough pastewer land 
about 30 acors of willd pastewer 
on puchhis Right throw out 2 beyond the 7 mill lin 
Cattell 

4 oxen 7 Cowes 2 4 yer owld sters 1 3' 2^ 
on 2 yer hefer on yerlin 

on 3 yer oulld swine 

my sloope littell improued 

my saw mill Redye to fall without Costom 

my fordge 

2 maiers on yerlin Coullt 

[0527] payd to Tom Jndian : : 0-7-0 

November: y^: 6^ 1688 



[ I20 ] 

in partershippe: with nV Craford : to y' Jndian of Spraug|e| 

in rum 9 pence 

The : sumons : 

( Verso) 

[ ]o Samrell whipell Constabell or Ephram Perce consta- 
bels I you or Eather of [ ] | the town of providence 

[ ] are requried Jn his majesties nam to atiche the body 
[ ]oods of Nichelas brown and bring him befor me [ ] yr 
to ansr the Complent of John whippell in ane [ ] att not 
exciding fowrttie shillings for so doeing you [ ] shall be your 
warrant Given vnder my hand & seal [ ] providence the 6 
day of Sep* 1688 

[0528] the ACount of our estates Ratable 
4 Oxen, 20. Cows, 5. 3 year old Catel. one Stear 4 year old 
own bool. 6 two year old Catel. ten : year old Catel Ten akors 
of uplald medow: and 4 of bogey, and one of Solt And half 
a share of bogey medow ; About 30 Acores of paster And 
planting land 5 of it plantjed] 370 Acors of out land in patuxet: 
2: 50: a|c|ors lotes by the seuen Mile line, and 2 writs beyound 
the line; in patuxet Neck: 14: acors. Abio'ut: 60: Sheep: 
and 5 hoges: 

August the: 6"': i688. 

Silas Carpenter 
Benimin Carpenter 
My one Stock of horses in pertikeler: 4 Mares one hors : 
and one 2 year old, ; Silas Carpenter 

Sew Carpenter 250 Acores of land 

( Verso) 
2 mares and one hores one 2 year old 

Beniamin Carpenter 



[ 121 ] 

[0529] Dated Agust lo"' 1688 
An Acount of the Estate of Arthur ffenner Jmprimis aboute 
three Hondred Acres of Wood land vnfenced and vnimproued 
aboute twenti Acres of Jnclosed wild pasture and aboute tenn 
Acres inclosed of English pasture orchad and all medo three 
sheare sum of it being veri boggi scarce worth moing aboute 
fiue Acres of planting land two oxen nine Cows fine yeare old 
Catel six two yeare old Cattel and fine three yeare old Cattell 
fore Mares owne of them but a yeareling mare owne Horse 
three swine tenn sheepe this is a Just acount I pray be not 
vnmindfull of the Golden Rule 

( Verso) 
ffor the select men Jn providence 

[0530] This is an aCcount as neare as I Can according 
to order of my Esstate within the Towne of prouidence 
first of meadow. 27. acers of Good and bad 

2 - Ground in tilledg. 3 acers and a Quarter 

3 - Pastuers of Seuerall kinds | near | 20 Acers 

4 -of deuided land in pautuxet neck all vnfenced 32 acers: 
& lyeing | (in Common | 

5-16 Cowes I haue at present 
6-1 haue 4 oxen : &. 2 horses 
7 - I haue. 4. mares young & old 
8-87 Sheepe of a year old & upward 
9 - one yong hors aboue a year old 

10- We haue of drye Cattell. 6. yeja|rlings: &. 6 of 2. year 
old: and. 5 of. 3. year | old | and 2 of 4 year old & a bull 
li -We haue. 5. Swine in a Sty 



[ 122 ] 

12-2 Sheares & lalf of pautuxet undeuided lands betweene 

pachaset Riuer and the Salt water 

13 -one Share of Thirteene of vndeuided. lands one | y^ | 

west of pachaset Riuer thorrow out weastward to y^ end of y* 

purchise 

14 -one Share beyond y^ 7 mile line. So caled 
15 -70 Acres of land I bought of Edward beenet 
16- My Right of land at Wainsoceet. or Wainsokeet 
Pautuxet This 10''' of augost in y^ year. 1688 

Stephen Arnold 

[0531] A List of Names of those who were Rated in 
Providence to a Country Rate Agust 1688 

Silas Carpenter & Benjamin Carpenter 0-16- 9 

Stephen Arnold 0-17- 4 

Johanna Reape o - 5-10 

James Blackmar 0-4-6 

John Sheldon o- 3-4 

Timothy Sheldon 0-1-3 

Timothy Carpenter 0-6-8 

Mary Harris (Widdow) o - 7-0 

Cap': ffenn"": & Howlong his wife o- 10- o 

Will: Vinsent o- 2-0 

The Estate of y^ deceased Joseph Wise 2-0 

John Thornton sen': 0-6-8 

John Thornton jun": o- 1-4 

Mary Burden o - 3-6 

Solomon thornton 0-1-8 

Tho: Harris 0-12- o 

Rich : Clemence ' 0-4.-2 



[ 123 ] 

Will: Haukins & John his son: 

John Steere 

Ed : Haukins 

Peter Playce 

Alexander Balkom 

Nath : Mawrey 

Edward Jnman sen': 

Ed : Jnman jun"": 

John Mawrey 

Joseph Hearnton 

John Jnman 

Ben: Hearnton 

James Belloo 

Tho: Hopkins 

Eph : Prey 

John Prey 

Eliezer Whipple 

Will : Whipple 

Vail: Whitman 

Sam : Wilkenson 

Ed: Smith 

Elieazer Arnold 

Lawrance Wilkenson & his son Josiah 

J()nath Sprauge 

Eph: Pierce 

John Wilkenson 

Tho: ffenner 

The Estate of y^ deceased John Scott 

Jo°: Malavery 

Joseph Jenkes 



o- 


4 


2 


o- 


4- 


2 


o- 


4- 


2 


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2 - 


O 


o- 


2 - 


O 


o- 


4- 


8 


o- 


2 — 


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o- 


I - 


4 


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4- 


8 


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lO 


o- 


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6 


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lO 




4- 


8 


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4- 


2 


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5- 


4 


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5- 


6 


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I - 


8 


o - 


1 




6 



o - 09 - o 



[ 124 ] 



Tho: Walling 
Jonath: Whipple 
Ben : Whipple 



David Whipple 0-2-6 

Jo": Angell O" 6-06 

o - 1-2 
o - 2-0 
o - 2-0 

Will: Haukins jun-": 0-5-6 

Joseph Williams 0-5-6 

John Walling 0-1-4 

John Sayles o - 5 - 3 

( Verso) 

Richard Watterman o - 2-6 

Zacheriah ffeild 0-5-0 

The estate of the deceased Anthony Euernden 0-6-4 

widow mateson o - 3-0 

the estate of Thomas Clemenc o - 4 - 2 

Austin Thomas & his two Sones Thomas & Henry 0-3-8 

Steven Harding 0-3-4 

Abraham Harding 0-4-2 

Gregory Dexter & his Sone John Dexter 0-9-0 

Samuell Comestoke o- 2-10 

The Exsecut': of the deseased Beniamin Hernden o- 2-6 

Joseph Woodward 0-2-6 

Sam: Whipple o- 5-10 

The Estate of y'' deceased Jo": Smith Mason & ) 

.. ^0-2-2 

Joseph Smith his son ) 

Jo": Arnold 0-1-8 

W^iddow Belloo 0-0-0 

Tho: Arnold 0-3-6 

Tho: Olney o - 1 1 - 3 

John Smith miller &. Sarah his mother o- 11 - 2 



[ 1^5 ] 

John Browne & Jo": his son 

Epenetus Olney 

the Estate of y^ deceased James Dexter 

Gidion Cruffurd 

Shad : Manton 

Ed Manton 

Joseph Whipple 

the Estate of the deceased Jo": Throckmorton 

the Estate of y^ decease Richard Scott 

Tho: Angell &. James his son 

Nath: Waterm" 

Daniell Abbott 

Tho : ffield 

Jo" Keyes & Anne his wife 

Elizabeth Harris (Widdow) 

Abraham Man with y*" Estate of John Lappham 

Daniell Williams with y^ Estate of y^ deceased 

Nich : power 
James Clarke 
Anne Harris 
James Ashton 
Pardon Tillinghast 

Sam: W^insor with y^ Estate of George Shepard 
Tho: Patey 
Daniell Browne 
Hen : Browne 
Andrew Edmunds 
The Estate formerly, & still reputed to belong to 

Ephraim Carpenter 
Rowland Joanes o- o- lo 



o- 


7- 


4 


o- 


5- 


6 


o- 


6- 


o 


o- 


4- 


6 


o- 


I - 


3 


o- 


5- 


4 


o- 


4- 


lO 




2 - 


6 


o - 


I - 


9 


o- 


4- 


9 


o- 


14- 


2 


o- 


3- 


8 


o - 


9- 


6 


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6 


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I - 


o 


o- 


I - 


8 


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12 - 


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o- 


I - 


6 


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I - 


4 


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8- 


9 


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2 - 


03 


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6- 


8 


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O - I 



[ 126 ] 

William Hopkins 0-5-6 

Will: Hearnton O" o- 10 

Rich Bates o - i - o 

John Sheldon ju^: 0-0-6 

Nich : Sheldon 0-0-6 

George Keech o - i - o 

Resolved Waterm" : 0-0-6 

Joseph Aldridg 0-0-6 

{Redo) 



James Walling 



o - o - 6 



The Estate of Will Asteen 0-0-3 

Arthur ffen'^jun"': o- 4- o 

Jeremiah Rhodes o - 0-09 

Hen : Browne jun': o - 1-3 

Will Prey o - i - o 

Alexander Balkom jun': o- i- o 

Joshua Clarke o - i - o 

Rich: Phillipps 0-0-8 

Peter Belloo o - i - o 

Sam Wright 0-1-6 

John Whipple 0-5-0 

Jo" Hearnton o- i - o 

Ephraim Carpenter jun' 0-9 

The Estate of y*" deceased Roger Williams o - 1-3 
The Estate of y" deceased Providence Williams o - 2-3 

Joseph Jenkes jun': o- 1-3 

Nathaniell Jenks o- i- o 

Clement King o - 2-9 

Sum of Estate 23"": 12^: 3"^ pole money 14"': 



[ 127 ] 



By vertue of a warrant from John Vsher Esq' Treasurer; 
Levied upon y'' inhabetants of Providence as to Estates, the 
aforesd Levie ; By y*" Comission"": & select, was made & per- 
formed in Agust Anno: i6S8; The sum: (Errors Exceptd) 
Amounts together with the pole money, to 2>7^^''- 12^: 3'': 

Tho : Olney Comission'': 

Pardon Tillinghast 

Nathaniell Waterman 

Edward Smith ) Select Men 

Joseph Williams 

John Dexter 



[0532] 

William Hopkins 
John Dexter 
Joseph Jynkes Jun' 
Edward Smith 
Joseph Williams 
Nathaniell Waterman 
Beniamine Carpender 
Richard Clements 
William Olney 
John Sailes 
Thomas Hopkins 
James Angell 
Thomas Olney jun': 
John Morrey 
Nathaniell Morrey 
John Inman 
Edward Inman jun': 



John Wallin 
Abraham Mann 
Peter Place 
Daniell Williams 
Samuel Winsor 
Richard Waterman 
Henry Browne 
Zachariah ffeild 
William Vincent 
Timothy Carpender 
Silas Carpender 
Stephen Arnold Jun' 
Eliza Arnold 
James Blackmore 
Edward Hawkins 
Thomas ffenner 
Arthur ffenner 



[ -28 ] 



James Bellew 
Samuel) Wilkinson 
Josiah Wilkinson 
Beniamine Hernden 
John Pray 
Eliazer Whipple 
David Whipple 
John Angell 
Eliazer Arnold 
John Wilkinson 
Jonathan Sprague 
Ephraim Peirce 
Alexander Bolcom sen' 
Alexander Bolcom Jun' 
Thomas Wallin 
Nathaniel Jynkes 
Thomas Astin 
Henry Astin 
John Hawkins 
William Hernden 
Joseph Hernden 
John Hernden 
Samuel Whipple 
Thomas Harris 
Joseph Smith 
Thomas Arnold 
John Arnold 
Peter Bellew 
John Browne Jun' 
Edward Man ton 



Jonathan Whipple 
+John Bullock 
William Whipple 
James Wallin 
Samuell Comestock 
Abraham Harding 
Richard Bates 
Nathaniell Waterman Jun' 
James Mattison 
Thomas Harris Jun' 
James Phillipps 
Timothy Sheldon 
John Sheldon 
Nicholas Sheldon 
Richard Arnold Jun 
Richard Sailes 
William Hawkins jun' 
Joshua Clarke 
John Waterman 
John Whipple Jun' 
Content Clements 
James Brown 
Joseph Phillipps 
Joseph Smith weaver 
John Hayden 
Richard Burden 
Cornelius HioQrins 
Robert Gardner 
Richard Phillipps 
John Mattison 



[ 129 ] 



Epenetus Olney 

Beniamine Whipple 

Joseph Whipple 

John Thornton jun"^: 

Thomas Thornton 

James Thornton 

Samuell Right 

Daniell Browne 

Ephraim Pray 

Joseph Woodward 

Daniell Abbit 

Ebenezer Jinkes 

Edward Smith jun"" 

Joseph Smith son of Tho Smith 

Phillipp Tillinghast 

Jos Burden 

John Steer jun"": . 

John Aldridge 

Gideon Crawford 

Solomon Thornton 

Issarell Smith 

James Olney 

John Anold 

Joseph Morrey 

Nicholas Harris 

Thomas Smith 

Joseph Aldridge 

+Ebenezer Sumner 

Mosis Bartlett 

Rich Bullock 



Isaac Hernden 
Valentine Whitman 
John Blaxton 
Ephraim Carpender 
Jacob Clarke 
Pardon Tillinghast jun' 
Samuell Whipple Jun"^ 
Richard Waterman Jun' 
Beniamine Smith 
Richard Harris 
Resolved Waterman 
Tho Williams 
Eliazer Whipple Jun"^] 
Tho Angell 
John Mallavery sen"" 
John Yeats 
Mired Harris 
John Taber 
Beniamine Tillinghast 
John Steer, sen': 
Samuell Aldridge 
Thomas Olney 
John Whipple 
Thomas ffeild 
Sheldrake Manton 
Andrew Edmunds 
Daniell Abbitt 
William Hawkins 



John Smith miellior 
William tewpin 



[ I30 ] 



Beniamine Thornton 
Thomas Whipple 
WilHam Hack 
John Cobb 
+William Randall 
Thomas ffeild Jun' 
Juda Browne 
John Dailey 
Obediah Browne 
William Steer 
William Thornton 

Valintine Whitman 



Jcake Lame 
Cap : t. Auther ffenner 
Joseph Jenckes 
Stuen Arnold 
henere Browne 
Thomas patey 
John Shelldon 



( Vei'so) 



62 

.58 

51 
I 

172 

By vertue of a warrant from John Vsher Esq' Treasurer A 
list made of persons who are Rated by y^ head in providence 
Taken & made in Providence in y^ Month of Agust Anno 
1688 by y" Comission' & select men 

Tho: Olney Comission': 
Pardon Tillinghast 
Nathaniell Waterman 
Edward Smith 
John Dexter 
Joseph Williams 

[0533] To y'' Towne of Providence mett this 27''': of Jan- 
Liarey 1684. 



[ '31 ] 

Neighbours 

My request is that you would be pleased to accomedate 
me with a quantity of land of about 14, or 15 acrs adjoyneing 
to my land at the brooke, called Robbins brooke ; that so y^ 
s'' quantitye of land may be part of my nex devision of land 
which y" Towne hath ordred to be layd out, 
Yo' ffriend & Neighbour 

Benjamin Hearnton Sen': 

[0534] November 24*: 1689 

Laid out vnto Thomas pati twenti and fine Acres of land 
that the said pati bought twelue Acres and a halfe of John 
Jones formerly liueing in this towne of providece but now de- 
ceased and twelue Acres and a halfe of george Way formerly 
liueing in this Towne of providence but now deceased which 
said twenti and ffiue Acres lyeth aboute a mile Easterly f¥rom 
the House that William Haukins now delleth in it being with 
in the towneship of providence and it lyeth in length notherle 
and southerle and in breadth Esterle and Westerle and it 
lyeth on both sides of a small brooke or run and so runs from 
Corner too Corner apon a strait line the ffore Corners being 
heapes of Stones and it was laid out by the Eighteene ffoot 
pole the day and yeare aboue Righten by mee 

Arthur ffenner 
Survayer 

[0535] To the Town of Prouidenc 

I desier that I may exchaing my 60 ackers of land which 
lyeth southward of my dweling house. yours 

Edward Smith 



[ 132 ] 

[0536] By Vertue of A Warrant Directed To Mee 
Thomas ffry Generall Sergant of This Theire Majesties Col- 
lony of Rhode Jsland & prouidence plantations &c dated The 
30"' of J an vary i6fi Subscribed by John Coggeshall Deputy 
Gouernor 

You are By Vertue Thereof in Theire Majesties Name Re- 
quired to Caus the free inhabitants of your Town To Assem- 
ble Together & make Choyce (& send) soe many able Men, 
persons well Qualified according To Law To Serue on The 
grand Jury & Jury of Tryals To Meet at The generall Court 
of Tryals To be held for The Collony The Last Tuseday in 
March Next at The hous of William Mays 

As alsoe That They make Choyce of (& send) soe many 
able men Qualified according to Law To Sett in The generall 
Assembly To be held for The Collony at The Town of New- 
port The Last Wedensday of ffebbruary Next at The hous of 
William Mays in Newport There to Act & Transact Such 
Matters as may appeare Nessesary for the good & well Being 
of This Collony; You are alsoe To giue Nottice To The 
Assistant or Assistants of This Collony in your Town To giue 
Theire attendance at said Time as you will Answer The Con- 
trary 

Newport 31"': Janvary i6ff Thomas Fry gene^" Sairant 

( Verso) 

To the Assistant or Conseruator of The peace in proui- 
dence 

[0537] To y^ Towne of providence Assembled this 24"' day 
ffeb: i6^|f: according to y^ Adjurnm*. 
Gentle-men, 



[ 133 ] 

Whereas there is much muttering by many of y* proprie- 
tors of this Plantation in y' many have but Little or none of 
theire shares of Land Layd out to them as many | of the 
rest I have obtained : And whereas it appeares y' they will be 
straightned to finde out their s"^ shares (behinde) within y'^ 
Limmitts precribed thereto, Jt is adjudged behooffull for y*" 
Towne to order, That who so Ever of o' s"^ proprief^ who are 
behinde of their dues, shall have Liberty to take vp their sd 
shares or parts any where | vpon y*" Comon) | within y^ Seaven- 
mile Line. And in order thereto, it appeares behooffull for y*" 
Devideing | Line | to be run between y" proprieties of paw- 
tuxett, & y"" Gen" : Comon of this Towne of providence. To y'' 
end, if possiably obtained, we may Leave o' Little interest of 
Landes to o' posterity, free of Contention, w^'' are y^ desires of 

Yo'' Neighb'' & ffriend 

Daniell Abbott 

[0538] to Jonathan Sprague sargant of the towne of prou- 
idence in the Colony of Rod Jsland and prouidence plantations 
thes greeting 

you ar her by in thare Ma'"'"' : names Requiered to giue 
timly notis vn to all the free inhabitantes of this towne to meet 
to gether at the dwelling house of M"" John Whippeles at nine 
of the Cloke in the morning vpon the second day of June being 
the second day of the weeke then and thar to make Chois of 
Cunstabelles and town Counsell men and all other towne ofi- 
sers and to tranc acte all such other maters as may Consern 
the well faiers of the towne her of faill not at your perill and 
this warant shall be your disChardg 

datt in prouidenc: the signed by Joseph Jenckes Asis:'" 
27"' of may: 1690 John Dexter Asistan 



[ 134 ] 

[0539] By Virtue of A Warrant To mee Directed by our 
honoured Gouernor John Easton Esquire dated 12"': i'' m" 
i6ff To me Directed as Thomas ffry Genera" Sargent of 
This Theire majesties CoUony Requiring mee As soe, in theire 
Majesties Name To informe & order Euery pertiquler Town 
in This Collony That according To Law, They prepare Jury 
men for The Court of Tryals in this month March i6|y But 
Likewaise Desires Therein To informe That Becaus of The 
small pox in This Town There may be Excuse for Jury men 
& any Concerned in Actiona|lll & Criminall Causes Not Then 
To appeare, Yet They are To be Ready To Attend The Time 
& place when & where They are informed To appeare as The 
Generall Councill shall order as To That Time as The Afore- 
said Court may be Adjorned, These are Therefore To Desire 
you To Caus The ffree inhabitants of your Town To be Con- 
uened Together & Chooss Jurymen as Aforesaid To Attend 
& alsoe by virtue of The same Warrant To prepare for The 
Generall Assembly & Court of Election Jn May Next Accord- 
ing To Law & make Timely Returne heerof, Giuen Vnder 
my hand in Newport 16:"' of March i6|f 

Thomas Fry ge'^" Sariant 
( Verso) 
ffo' The majistrates or Assistants at prouidence 

[0540] To y' Towne | mett | January: y": 27: 1691 
I deire that 1 may Change my lott of sixty Acor^ that 
Henery ffowler Caused to be layd out at Loquassett, and take 
up Elce where upon y' Towne' Comon : 

Yo': 

Will Randell 



[ '35 ] 

( Verso) 
William. Randals Bill. / 

[0541] By Vertue of A warant derected to me Charles 
Tilinghest Gen" Sar"' of Theire mais^' Colony of Rhod island 
and providence plantations subscribed John Eston Goun"" dated 
y^ 28- ii"" 169^ by vertue theire of you Are in theire Maistys 
name Requiered to Cause the free Jnhabitance of yo"^ towne 
to Asemble together and make Choyce of, and send so many 
Able men, persons well qualifyd according to Law, to serue one 
Grand, and pety Jury at y'' Gen" Cort of tryalls, to be held ye 
Last Tuesday in march next, at y^ Colo|n|ys house in newpor', 
As also that they make Choyce, and send, so many able men 
as y'' Law requiers well qualifyed according to ye Law, to sit in 
y^ Gen" Asembly and Court of Election, to be held for ye Col- 
ony in may next, and make make timly Returne as you will 
Answer: it, subscribed vnder my hand this 4* day of febu' i69^ 

Charles Tillinghastt 

Ginorall Sargant 
( Verso) 

To The Towne Clarke of y'' Towne of prouidence 

[0542] To the Towne of Providence mett the 27"' of 
Aprill 1 69 1 

The request of Eliazer Whipple is that hee may haue a 
Lott of fforty foote square granted to be taken vp in the comon ; 
desireing the same priviledge as my other neighbours haue had. 
your Lo : freind Eliazer Whipple 

[0543 is the clerk's meTnorandum of the proceedings of the 
town meeting prijited ifi Early Records of the town of Provi- 
dence, Vol. 8, page J'y6.~\ 



[ 136 ] 

[0544] To the Toun Meet this 8"^ day June i69i 
My request is that the nabours in the Loksquesut May 
haue Hbarty to driue thare Cattel to the Toune or to the Sallt 
Water with out beeing put out of the Olde and Comman Road 
and no just resen Giuen wherefore your nabor 

volintine whitman 

[0545] To Charels tillenghast Ginorall Cherant or his 
deputey greeting 

you or either of you are jherelby in their maisteis names to 
ReQuiar you to atache y^ bodey & for want there of the goods 
of John boorman Some time Resadent in y"^ Towne of proui- 
dence in y^ Colony of Rhod Jsland & prouidence plantations : 
& take bond Returnable according to law to answer M*^ daniell 
Jenckis in an action of debt & damedg to the valine of Three 
pound nine Shilens : to be broug|th| to a tryall before | the | 
maistrats of prouidence this present day being y^ fourth day of 
July at Twelue of y'' Cloock. where of fayle not at yor perrell 
& in so doeing this Shall | be | your discharg: Giuen vnder 
my hand this | 4"' | day of July | 1691 | at y*" hous of John 
Whippell 

Stephen y\rnold assistant 

[0546] to m' Charles tillinghast genarall sargant or his 
depytie greeting 

you or ether of you ar here by in thair Maj'^' names Re 
quiered to atach the body and for want ther of the goods of 
John borman som tim Resident in prouidence in the Colony 
of Rod Jsland and prouidence plantations and take bond Re- 
tornabell aCordng to law to answar Joseph Jenckes Juner in 



[ >37 ] 

an action of debt and damages to the valew of twenty fouer 
shillings : be for the majstratts of prouidence siting this 4"' : 
day of July at the hous of John whippelles at twelue of the 
Cloke her of faill not as you will answar the Contrary at your 
pereill and this your warant shall be your sufisant dis Charg 
giuen vnder my hand this 4''' of July: 1691 

by me Stephen Arnold assisant 

[0547] Charles Tillinghast ; There being a warrant to you 
directed as Gennerall serjant or to your Deputy, to attach y^ 
body & for want thereof y*" Goods of John Boorman sometime 
Resident in y^ towne of Providence in y^ Colloney of Rod- 
Jsland & Providence Plantations, And I being towne serjant 
of Providence (& so by law your Deputy) the warrant was to 
me delivered the which warrant I have served by attacheing of 
Certaine Goods belonging to y'' said Boorman, by Reason his 
body Could not be found ; I have therefore in these lines Cer- 
tefied you thereof, that so you may doe in it as law Requires 
for th[ ] Entrye of y^ action. 

July y^ 17*'': 1 69 1. John Whipple juner 

Serjant of prouidence 

I have here inclosed sent you a Coppye of the warrant. / 

( Verso) 
To Charles Tillinghast of Newport, on Rhode Jsland. 
Gen'^: Serjant these : 

[0548] Neighbours of Providence at your quarter meet- 
eing July y*" 27*''- 1691 : 

I desire that I may Change a percell of land 

yo' ffriend Will : Smith : 



[ 138 ] 

[0549] To The magistrates or Assistants in The Town 
of prouidence 

By Virtue of a warrant Rece'^ from The Honoured gouernor 
John Easton Bearing Date The twenty Nineth of fifth month 
i69i Directed To mee Chads Tillinghast Generall Sargent of 
This Theire magesties Collony of Rhode Jsland & prouidence 
plantations Requiring me in Theire magesties Name To giue 
Jnformation To Each pertiquler Town in This Collony To 
prepare for the generall Court of Tryals in September Next & 
generall Assembly in October Next You are Alike Desired To 
Caus The ffree inhabitants of your Town to be Assembled 
Together & make Choyce of soe many able men Quallified 
according to Law to Attend and Serue as grand & petty Jury- 
men at The generall Court of Tryals To be held for this Col- 
lony at Newport The first Tuseday in September Next & 
Deputys to Sett in the Generall Assembly in October Next; 
& To giue Nottice That all persons that were Bound to attend 
The Court of Tryals in march Last are to appeare Now at the 
Court in September : Cases being Then Referd To This Court 
Becaus of the Distemper of The Small pox : & you are to 
order a Timely Returne heerof 

dated in Newport io"' : August i69i : 

Charles Tillinghast 

Ginralle Sargant 

( Verso) 
id' prouidence 

[0550] to m' Charlies tillinghast genarall sargant or his 
depyty of thair majstys Colony of Rod Jsland and prouidence 
planttions thes greetinor 



[ ^39 ] 

you or ether of you ar here by in thair Maj:"*"' names Re- 
quiered to atache the body of John haiden and take bond 
Retornabell aCordinge to law to answar | the Complant of | 
Ephairam pray in an action of debt for a sadell lent debt and 
damadges to the valy of forty shillinges : at a Coourte of maies- 
tratts helld in prouideince the 28*: day of septembr | instants | 
at njn of the Cloke in the morning at the house of nV John 
Whippells it being the second day of the weeke here of faill not 
at your periell 

giuen vnder our hands Joseph Jenckes Asis:*"= 

the 21 of septembr: 1691 Edward Smith Asistant 

[0551] Whereas there hath been & still is a difference 
fallen out betweene Ephram Pierce & his wife, whereby them- 
selves, family & Estate is like to fall to Ruin & thereby the 
Towne is like to have charge fall upon them as matters at 
presant are Represented ; Therefore for the benneffitt of the 
said Ephraim Pierce his wife & family & for the securitye of 
the Towne of Providence the said Ephraim Pierce & the said 
towne of Providence have fully agreed that the said Ephraim 
Pierce shall no wayes Barga|ine| sell or any wayes make away 
Either by sale, or mortgage or othewayes untill the twenty & 
seventh day of October next be past wi) his house or any of his 
lands in s"^ Providence without the advice & full Consent of 
Cap' Arthur ffenner, Pardon Tillinghast, & Tho: Olney Jn 
wittnes where of he the said Ephraim Pierce doth here unto 
sett his hand the twenty & seventh day of October in y^ yeare 
one thousand six hundred ninty & one & that what hath already 
benn as to any mortgage of said land or house proceed in to 
be made null & voyde by these presents Epheram perce 



[ HO ] 

Wittnes 
Robert dauis 
William Smith 

( Verso) 
The Agreem' of Eph : Pierce 

L0552] The town of providenc being mett i6 octt 1691 
The pettittion of hanna perce the wyff of Ephram perce 
Wheras my hwsband having sett vp severall bills prohibt- 
ting any person to tred w* me : and also he hess sold the farme 
and this morning he hes Locked me owt at door: yowr Gear 
and also yowr Wisdom Cownssell is y* which yowr petitioner 
desyres Living all to yow for pro" 

The mark of 
Hanna y perce 

[0553] The pettittcon | off | John dextter to The town of 
providence being mett 27 octt 1691 is that he may have afort- 
tie ifoott Lott by the watter syd and in soe doeing yow will 
Oblidg yowr ffrend 

John Dexter 

[0554] The pettittcon of Gedion Crawrord to the town of 
providence being mett 27 octt 1691 is that ther is abowtt thret- 
tie ffott of grovnd Laying by the watter syd Joynen to the 
forttie fott sqr y' was granted to Cap' ffenner which threttie 
ffott is nov Laying agencst y' Land y' I the sd Crawffwrd pos- 
sess if yow will be plised to grant in soe doeing yow will 
Oblidge yowr ffrind to serve yow 

Gedion Grawffwrd 



[ Mr ] 

[0555] to m' Charles tillinghast generall sargnt of this 
Colony of Rod Jsland or his depyty thes greeting 

you or ether of you ar her by Requiered in thair Ma^'*' 
name to atach the body of Edward Jnman senyer and take 
bond Returnabell aCording to law to answar the Complaint of 
Arther A yell worth befor the maistra|t| of prouidence the sec- 
ond of december at ten of the Cloke at the hous of m' Edward 
smiths in an action of debt dew by bill debt and damags thirty 
and too shillings and make Retorn to som of the majstrats 
aforsaid faill not at your periell : 

giuen vnder my hand Joseph Jenckes 

the 30* of nouembr: 1691 Asis:'"= 

[0556] Whar as theris Complaint made of on willam 
Jaratt that is Com in to this towne of prouidence with his 
famely with out the aprabation of said towne 

thes ar therfore in thair majs names to Requier you John 
whippele jurr towne sargant to giue notis and Requier all the 
Counsell men of said towne : namly thomas olney pardon til- 
linghast Cap' willam hopkins nathane|ll waterman Joseph wil- 
lames benjamen Carpenter to meet to gether at the hous of 
m' John whippeles the twenty first day of this Jnstant decem- 
ber being the second day of the weeke att tene of the Cloke in 
the morning to Consider of the aboue said premeses or any 
other matters proper to said Counsell here of faill not to warn : 
and said parsons to mett at your seurall perselles 

giuen vnder my hand Joseph Jenckes 

the 16: of december 1691 : Asis:'" 

[0557] To the Towne mett this: 27* of January: 1691 : 
or 2 : 



[ H2 ] 

My Request is that yo" would be pleased to grant me lib- 
er|ty| to Exchange six Acres of land being part of my pur- 
Chase Right it liing att the little | Riuer | on this side was- 
quadomset And to take vp eles wheire. 

Richard Arnold 

[0558] 27th January g^ 
To the towne of Providence 

Loveing freinds & neighbours our earnest desire & request 
is that you will state vs a high way from our dwelling places 
to our meadowes at amataco!n|ctt not else But Lo : neighbours 

Edward Inman 
& 
Nathaniel Morrey 
( Verso) 

Neighbo'' I desire to Change 1 2 acrs & halfe of land lieing 
neere Caucaun : 

Eli : Arnold 
[0559] 

[ This paper is reproduced m plate No. j.] 

[0560] Att a Towne meeteing August, y*" io"\ 1692, M"" 
Stephen Arnold, Chosen Moderator, the meeting Called by 
warrant, and settled ; The generall Asembys Acts made upon 
Ajornment, Agusty": 2^: 1692 was publickly Read in sayd 
meeting : 

The Meeting is Disolued, 

[0561] at a towne meeting in prouidence Called by war- 
ant the 26': of august 1692 

by voatt Joseph Jenckes was Chosen moderatter 



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O 

On 



vO 



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[ 143 ] 

by vott beniamen Whippele Chosen grant Juery man to 
same at the generall Cort of trialls the first thusday in Septem- 
ber: 1692 in newportt 

by vott tho fenner and John thornton Chosen to sarue on 
the pety Jewery at the fore said Courtt 

by voatt was Chosen depuytis to I thomas Olney 
sarude or sitt in the generall asembly in ( Cap' arther fener 
prouidence the lastt wenesday in October: ( m' gidian Craford 
1692 ) m' thomas feeld 

by vott the metting is desolued 

what aboue wrighten was the actes of the town atestes. 

Joseph Jenckes Asi:'"- 

( Verso) 
Towne Order 

[0562] To y^ Towne mett this sixth day of march, 1693 
The Request of Henery Stacey, is whereas I haue Hired, or 
taken a farme. That I may haue liberty of y'' Towne, till my 
sayd lease is out, to Jnhabett by y' Townes leave till y' time is 
Exspred, the which will oblige yo' aforesayd seruant 

Henery Stacey 

[0563] To y^ Towne Mett 

I desier the towne to take speedy care to prouide som 
plase or being for Edward London : for he is a poore and de- 
crepit man : which by law care ought to be taken for 

Thomas ffield 

March y^ 6*^ 92 or 93 

( Verso) 

to y^ Towne of prouidenc 



[ H4 ] 

[0564] Att a Towne meeteing Aprill y' 12* 1693 m'' Jo- 
seph I Jiencks | Chose moderator, y^ meeting settled ; Chosen 
Deputys to seme in y'' Generall Asemblys that is y^ Day be- 
fore Election as alsoe at y*" Election Asmbly are as followeth 

Cap', william Hopkins, Joseph Williams Eliazur Whipple, 
and Samuell Wilkenson 

The meetino^ is Desolved, 

[0565] To y'' Towne of providence Mett, Aprill y', 27'^ 
1693, my humble Request to y'^ Towne is that you would bee 
pleased to Grant me leaue, and liberty to Jnhabett in yo' s"^ 
Town]e, soe long as I and my famely shall rema|i|ne heere, 
amongst you, and if you please to Grant me leaue to keepe a 
Cow or to upon yo' Comons, and to Cutt frewood for my owne 
use, the which is you see Caus soe to Doe will oblige him who 
I is I yo"" ffreind and seruant in what I can, 

Robert westgate 

[0566] To the Toun Met this 27 of Aparel J693: my re- 
quest is that the Toun woulld Giue mee an order to Setel 
with out the Seuen mile ligne I haueing purchased a right of 
Land thar; and haue beestoed Sum time and Labor upon it, 
thar are Seuarall Nabors that are in turn beefore mee and neg:- 
lect the takin up thar rights we deters your pititionor from 
Seteling 

your Nabor benjaman Thorntun 

[0567] Thomas Patey & Epenetus Olney made Exchang 
of lands Each with other to y' quantety of each ones part about 
one acre ; The peece of land which Epenetus Olney had of 
Thomas Patey on the said Exchange lieth in that tract of land 



[ -45 ] 

Called the Neck & is bounded on the west with the said Epe- 
netus Olney his land, on the North with a highway on the 
East & south with the said Thomas Patey his land ; The 
said peece of land lieth quite a cross the said Elpenetus Olney 
his land, 

The peece of land which Thomas Patey had of Epenetus 
Olney on the said Exchange lieth in that tract of land called 
the Neck, & is bounded on the south with y*" land of Samuell 
winsor, on the west with the land of the said Thomas Patey on 
the East & North parts with a high Way, 

The abovesaid Two peeces of land, the Exchange thereof 
was made in the yeare 1689; & was bounded out from each 
others lands by me Thomas Olney surveior; by the appoynt- 
ment & Consent of the abovesd partyes they both being pres- 
ent at y^ same time & gave Each othr possession. 

The which said peeces of land according to the sd Ex- 
change was to be unto y^ said partyes their heirs & Assignes 
for Ever. / 

Coppied out of y*" Records of Providence as it there stand- 
eth Recorded in the booke called y^ book with brass Claspes, 
in Page 221 ; may y^ 15"': 1693, ~^ Tho: Olney Towne Clarke 

( Verso) 
The Coppye of a Record of Tho : Patey & Epe : Olneys 
Exchange 

[0568] To the Town of Providence net the 27 of the 11'^ 
m. 92. 93. 

The Petition & earnest request of wiliam ashly shewing, 
that whereas I & my Wife lived lately at Wels, & the great 



[ 146 ] 

desolation | by | the Jndians was such that we was noved to 
Boston, & my wife having sone friends in this Town, desired 
to cone either, & I was willing to renove with her, & coming 
with my goods in a Cart, Abraham Hardin knitted ne to un- 
load then at his house, which I took to be a loving-kindnes in 
o' distresse «& I haue found much loveing respect since. 

Now my intreating is to you to ^-nit me & my Wife & 
Daugter Leave to abide in your Town stil, & I shal count it 
a favour fron you great 

[0569] [ ] ;\sembly for preparation for the Elec- 

tion sittinge [ ]ry the 2^ i693 these persons followinge 

of the [ ]dence are presented to bee made freemen of the 

[ ] 

William Turpin 
Robert Weskeeke 
Peter Bellow 
Thomas Man 
Thomas Harris Ju' 
Richard Harris 
Richard Phillips 
Alexander Baucum 
Timothy Sheldin 
John Shelden 
Nicholas Sheldin 
Arthur ffener Junor 
Thomas thorton 
Elisha Arnold 
Samuell Whipple ju' 
Philip Tilinhast 



[ 147 ] 

[0570] To the Right Honorable the Lords of the Comitte 
of Trade & Plantations 

May it please your Lordshipe Jn obedience to your Lord- 
ships comaundes signified to vs by M' Blathwayt the 2"^ of Jan- 
uary & third of ffebruary last by which wee were to consider 
the severall Charters of Caniticut & Rhode Jsland & the 
Graunts of East & west new Jersey & to report o"" opinion 
vpon the whole mater, what may bee done for the vnitinge the 
strength of those Collonies & New Yorke vnder a chiefe 
Comaunder to bee Comissionated b}'^ their Majesties for the 
defence of their Majesties Subjects in those partes against the 
ffrench & also to consider the anexed Copie of the Petition of 
the Governor & Company of Caniticut, and to report o"" opinion 
therupon, Wee have considered the mater to vs refered & doe 
find that Kinge Charles the 2^^ by his Charter dated the 23"^ of 
Aprill in the 14* yeare of his Reighn did jncorporate John 
Winthrop & severall other persons therein Named and all others 
who then were or after should bee admired & made free of the 
Company to bee a Corporation by the Name of y^ Governor & 
Company of the English Colloney of Caniticut in New Eng- 
land in America with such powers | priveledges | & capacities 
as are vsualy graunted to Corporations of like nature and to 
have continuance & sukcession forever, and therin the bounds 
of the Colloney are described & a Graunt therby made to the 
Corporation of all Landes soyle ground Havens Ports Juris- 
dictions Royalties Priveledges ffranchises and Heriditaments 
within the same or therto belonginge : To bee holden to "the 
Corporation & their sukcessors in trust for the benefit of them- 
selves & their Asociated ffreemen of that Colloney their heires 
& Asighnes of the Kinges of England as of their Maner of 



[ 148 ] 

East Greenwich by the 5"' part of the Oar of Gold & silver 
there found with power to the Corporation to make lawes Elect 
Governor deputy Governor & Asistantes erect Judicatures & 
Courts And choose officers for the Civill Goverment and therby 
also power is graunted to the chiefe Comaunders Governors & 
officers of the Company & others jnhabitinge there by their 
leave or direction for their Espetiall defence & safety to Asem- 
ble Martiall Aray & put in Warlike posture the Jnhabitantes 
of the Colloney and to Comission such persons as they should 
thinke fit to lead & conduct the jnhabitantes & to encounter 
resist Kill & slay all that should atempt or enterprize the inva- 
sion or anoyance of the Jnhabitantes or Plantations & to exer- 
cise Martiall lawe & take & surprize the Jnvaders or Atemp- 
tors of the Plantations or hurt of the Company | And | 

( Verso) 
Jnhabitantes & on just ocasion to jnvade & destroy the Natives 
or other enemies of the Colloney : 

Wee also find that Kinge Charles the 2'^ in the 15"' yeare 
I of I his Reighn did jncorporate divers persons by Name & 
such others as then were or after should bee admited & free 
of the Company by the Name of the Governor & company of 
the English Colloney of Rhode Jsland and Providence Planta- 
tions in New England in America & graunted them in Efect 
the like powers & Authorities both Civill & Millitary as are 
before mentioned to bee Graunted to Caniticut : 

Wee find that the Civill Goverment in those Plantationes 
or Collonies Executed the Millitary Powers conferd by the 
Charters But that their Majesties in the third yeare of their 
Reighn by their | comission | Constituted Sir William Phips 
Lieftenant ik Comaunder in Chiefe of the Millitia & of the 



[ 149 ] 

forces by sea & land within the Collonies of Caniticut Rhode 
Jsland Providence Plantation Kings Province, & Province of 
New Hampshire and all fforts & places of strength in the same 
with severall powers & Authorities, And that their Majesties 
by their Comission vnder the great scale dated the io"' of June 
1693 revoaked so much of Sir William Phips his Comission & 
the powers as related to the Colloney of Caniticut & by the 
same Comission constituted Benjamin ffletcher Esq' their 
Majesties Captaine Generall & Comaunder in chiefe of New 
Yorke Pensilvanea New Castell & the Territories & Tracts of 
land depending therupon to bee the Comaunder in Chiefe of 
the Millitia and of all the forces by sea & Land within the Col- 
lony of Caniticut and of all the forts & places of strength 
within the same with power to Levy arme muster Comaund or 
jmploy the Millitia of the sayd Colloney and vpon any neces- 
sary & vrgent ocasion duringe this war to transfer to the 
Province of New Yorke & frontiers of the same for resistinge 
& withstandinge Enemies Pirates & Rebells both at land & 
sea & defence of that Province & Collony of which Comission 
and the large powers therin conteined as to Caniticut the Col- 
loney of Caniticut by their annexed Petition doe complaine & 
pray redresse against the exercise of it in such maner over the 
whole Millitia & therin shew their reasons against it : 

Wee have heard Collonell Winthrop & his Councell on the 
behalfe of the Collony of Caniticut: And M' Almy and his 
Councell on the behalfe of Rhode Jsland & Providence Planta- 
con And doctor | Cockes | 

{Recto) 
apeared on the behalfe of East and West New jersey & pro- 
duced some writinges shewinge how the same were graunted 



[ i5o] 

out from the Crowne to the Duke of Yorke & by the Duke of 
Yorke to others but the Doctor not claiminge Title to him- 
selfe, it doth not apeare to vs in whom the estate in lawe of 
those places or of the Goverment therofe Civill or Millitary 
cloth now reside nor how y' same is exercised : But havinge 
receaved the annexed estimate from M" Blathwayt wee comu- 
nicated the same to the Agents for Caniticut Rhode Jsland & 
Providence Plantations, who declared their readinesse duringe 
times of danger to provide their respective Quotas therin con- 
teined & | in | case of jncrease of danger or other necessary 
ocasion duringe the continuance therofe their respective Quo- 
tas to bee proportionably encreased with other Collonies but 
as to the remaininge Millitia beyond the Quotas which it 
seemes in those Countries consists of all Males between i6 & 
60 yeares of age they humbly desire that it may remayn vnder 
the ordinary & vsuall Goverment & comaund of the Collonyes 
acordinge to their Charters and not to bee comaunded out vn- 
lesse in times of actuall jnvasion or jminent danger for the 
necessary preservation of some of the Collonies at such time 
onely when such of the Collonies wherout the fforces shalbee 
drawen are not in danger and that at all times a sufificient 
power of the Millitia may bee alwayes kept in each Collony 
vnder the power of the Goverment of it for the safety & neces- 
sary preservation therofe ; 

Wee are humbly of opinion that the Charters & Graunts of 
those Collonies doe give the ordinary power of the Millitia to 
the respective Goverments therofe, But doc also conceive that 
their Majesties may constitute a chiefe comaunder who may 
have Authority at all times to comaund or order such propor- 
tion of the forces of each Collony or Plantation as their Majes- 



[ '5> ] 

ties shall thinke fit and farther in time of danger & aproach of 
the Enemie with the advice & Asistance of the Governors of 
the Collonies to conduct & comaund the rest of the forces for 
the preservation & defence of such of those Collonies as shall 
most stand in need therofe not leavinge the rest vnprovided of 
a competent force for their defence & safety But in time of 
peace when the danger is over the Millitia within each of the 
sayd Provinces ought as wee humbly conceave to bee vnder 
the Goverment & disposistion of the Respective Governors of 
the sayd Collonies acordinge to their Charters 

All which Neverthelesse is most humbly submited to your 
Lordships great wisdome: 2"* Aprill i694 Edward Ward 

Tho. Sievert 

[0571] This writeing signifieth to all persons y' wi" : 
Hearnton of y"^ towne of Providence hath taken up a stray 
Maare & Coult The mare of a Red Roane Colour, a small 
Starr in the forhead, the Coult a white stripp downe y'^ face. 
They were taken up y' 21 Jnstant, Dated December y' 2 7"": 

1693 

Tho: Olney Towne Clarke 
I hogg 145"^ 

anoth': 95 Carried to Pardon Tillinghast 
anoth": 123 Decem: 21: 94 

Totall 363 Decem: 21 : 94. will Steere Received 

0-02-0 15' money of me 

0-16-0 

0-16-0 Of Earth no more but Earth Can 

0-16-0 be partaker 

o - 10 - o But knowledg makes a man most 

0-00-6 like his Maker 



3 00 
20 



[ 152 ] 

Of Earth No More but Earth 

can be partaker 
But knowledg makes a Man 

most like his Maker 
2,-8- lo ( 6-4-5 

( Verso) 

Robert Corbett 

Morgage | his house & | lo acre lott lieing in Woodstock 
towne Joseph Bugbee on y^ North side, Jo": Bugbee on y^ 
south; East highway or Roade; on y^ west with Arthur 
Humphry, 

Jo" Browne Gives his Bro: Obadiah Browne his 6o acres 
of land lieing westward fron Sekeesakutt layd out in y^ second 
Devision &: also the share of meaddow belonging to that devi- 
sion & also one Right beyond y^ 7 mile line the w""" was Chad 
brownes my Grandfathers ; with the ap'^tenances 
Will: Randall Debf: 

To Recording a ddeede 2''-6'^ 

Constock & P: Tilling debtor to making of 2 indentures- 2^ 

Ben : Carp & Si : Smith debt' to Recording E : Chu will 

To Recording the Jnventarey 2' -6"^ 

The Bond & letter of Administratio writeing- 2' 

The coppy of y^ letter of administration & hieing it - i' 

The writeing of all the Testemonyes to y' will & Enven- 

tarcy & Entring the probatio : of the will with what other 

writeing appertained to it 3' 
in all 10' - 6'' 
Receivg of Eph : Carpenf 8' : 6^ 



[ 153] 

[0572] At a Generall Asembly of their Majesties Colloney 
of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantationes sitinge by adjourn- 
ment in the Collony house in Newport July the 2^ i695 vpon 
jnformation that Some Gentlemen were apointed by the Gov- 
erment of Caniticut to meet with some Gentlemen apointed by 
the Goverment of the Province of the Massachusets Bay to 
treate about runing the North Line of the Collony of Caniticut 
which line this their Majesties Collony abovesayd are concerned 
in and in order therunto made choice of you M' Thomas Olney 
Cap' Arthur ffener & M' Richard Arnold to run the North 
line of this Colloney acordinge to the best of your vnderstand- 
inge acordinge to the boundes of the Paten if the Gentlemen 
Comissionated from Caniticut & you can agree with the men 
comissionated from the Province of the Massachusets Bay and 
the sayd Asembly further ordered that if either of you should 
faile or bee sicke the Governor or deputy Governor might | put | 
men in your roome but you havinge accepted Therfore this is 
in their Majesties name to Comissionate & jmpower you to 
repayer to the Towne of Maidfield the the twenty 4"' jnstant 
and to act & doe to all jntents & purposes acordinge to the 
sayd Generall Asemblies order, Given vnder my hand in Provi- 
dence July the 20"' i695 

John Greene Dep' Governor 

[0573] Sir the Generall Asembly made choice of Cap' 
£fene[ ]owr selfe and Richard Arnold to meet with Caniti- 
cut men & the Bay men about runinge or where to begin the 
divident line b[ Jtwixt each Collony Caniticut haue [ Jon 
Collonell Allin & Major ffrech to meet with the Bay men 
about that afayer since I came fro[ J Court I receaved a 



[ 154 ] 

leter signifyinge the same & that the 24"' of July jnstant is the 
time & the place at Maydfield hee further writee y' the Bay 
Gentlemen have sent men downe downe southward to the sea 
to take observation and if they can make their notions suite 
hee thinkes they will take in Providence, I hope you that are 
chosen will not faile to goe if any cannot I should haue notis 
that myselfe with the Majestrates may put in others I haue 
herin jnclosed sent you a copie of the Queens Leter & report 
of the Aturney & solicitor G[ Jnerall which you may haue 
ocasion to pervse and afterwardes return them I thinke M'^ 
Whiple hath a Copy of the Charter n[ ]t else but rest your 
friend & servant 

Warwicke the 13''' John Greene Dep' Governor 

of July 1695 

( Vei^so) 

This for M' Thomas Olney at his house in Providence 

[0574] Vpon y' 19"' day of Agust 1695 ; Tho : Patey went 
from his owne house about 9 in y" morning to goe to Mary 
Edmunds to borrow & make sure of a boate or a Cannoo, to 
use y^ next day to goe | over | to his salt marsh to mow & 
make hay; as his wife declared; To mary Edmunds he went, 
& Coming there desired mary Edmunds to lend him her Can- 
noo to goe over to his salt marsh to see how it was growne, 
for (he said) he intended to have it mowne shortly; but sitting 
a little while, he said he would not then goe over to the marsh 
but would goe | over | to Sam : Masons & gitt his shooes 
mended ; & asked of mary Edmunds to lend him her Cannoo 
to goe I over | the fferrey, shee lent it to him, & a while after 



[ -55 ] 

he went away (as shee thought) to goe over the fferrey ; Some 
time after it Came in her mind to looke where abouts the said 
Patey had landed her Cannoo on the other side, shee looked 
out but Could not see the Cannoo neither in one place or 
another, then shee thought hee might be Gone Either to his 
marsh or Else Up to Rehoboth with it; but about 2 houres 
after, there came in an Indian Called Sam : (who dwelleth at y^ 
new fields) into mary Edmunds house &: brought a hat in his 
hand & asked mary Edmunds if shee knew that hatt, shee 
looked upon it & said it was Tho : Pateys hat, & asked Sam : 
where he had it, he answered that he tooke it up adrift in the 
River against y*" lower bailyes Cove; & also that alittle above 
the upper Bailyes Cove hee had taken up her Cannoo | adrift, | 
& gott it to shoare & seized it, for hee was Coming downe y^ 
River to goe to gitt Oysters & so mett with them ; This the 
widdow mary Edmunds declareth : / 

Tho : Patey Could no more be heard of untill the 24"' day of 
y^ said Agust, & then was found dead floateing on 

{Recto) 
I on I the water, before the bearer [ ] south Eastward of 
foxes hill alittle below y*" mouth of Seaconke River, An Jndian 
Called Tho: Bradford Crossing y^ water from Rehoboth side 
unto the Towne of Providence, discovered him, & Presently 
went to Providence & informed y"" inhabitants there who went 
(some of them) Emediatly back with y*" Jndian & tooke him 
I the said Patey | out of the water; A Coroners Jnquest was 
impanielled went upon him by inquirey after his death & found 
that his death was accidentall ocasioned by y^ water, after ver- 
dict he was buryed. / 



t -56 ] 

[0575] I Present & indict Joseph Latham, Robert Kilton, 
WilHam Harris, Richard Harris, EJiezer Whiple jun', : Samuell 
Bartlet, & Cornehus Walling, all of the Towne of Providence, 
in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
New England, for Comiting of an outrage at the house of John 
Whipple of said Providence upon the Eleventh of September 
in the yeare 1695 in the Night time, by cutting a Hatt, & a 
Shoo, & a paire of Stockins belonging to one Joseph Bugben 
of Woodstock, who that night Lodged at the house of the said 
John Whipple; which act of theirs is Contrarey to the peace 
of our Sovereigne Lord the King, & against his Crowne & 

Dignit3\ 

John Whipple 
( Verso) 
the Jndictment 

[0576] an acte of a genarall assimbey held att new portt 
may the : i'.': 1695 

[ ]ott whar as the law of England hath provided that thar 
shall be Constabells in eury towne for the kepng of the kings 
peace and thar being the sam Resons for thar majsts peace to 
be kept in this thar majsts Colony and whar as thar is a law of 
the Colony that eury towne shall Chous Constabells for the 
endes before said and that Constabells being so Chosen and 
shall Refus to sarue shall pay a fine to the king of three pounds 
six shilling and eight penc for such Refusall : and thar being 
no law of said Colony extent how said fine shall be taken it is 
thair fore ordred by this Courtt and the athoraty thar of that 
from this time forward in eatch towne of this Colony whar 
Constabell or Constabells shall be so Chosen as the law hath 
prouided and if any Constabell or Cnstabells shall Refuse to 



[ 157] 

sarue in said ofice that in such cas or Cases it shall be lawfull 
for any tow asistantes or more or for any tow Consaruators of 
the peace or mor then present att such Chois of Constabell. or 
Constablls Refusing to sarue as before said then forth with by 
warantt vnder the hand of such asistant or asistants or Consar- 
uator or Consaruators to sease vpon the estattes of any such 
Constabell as shall so Refuse to sarue as before said the full som 
of three pounds six shillings and | eight | pence in mony as a 
fine to our souarin lord and lady the king and queue with out 
wadger of law : which fine shall be deliured to the tresuaror of 
eatch towne and an a Countt thar of be deliured to the genarall 
tresueror of this Colony, and further it shall be in the power of 
any asistant or Consaruator present att any such Choys of Con- 
stabells who making aleygations to said asistant or Consar- 
uator to Judge of the validity thar of and to determine the sam 

a trew Coppy 

( Verso) 

Bee it known vnto all men by thes presence tnat wee 
william haris and thomas haris and all of prouidence in 

the Colony of Road jsland and prouidence plantations do by 
thes presenc acknoledg our sellur Joyntly and seurally to be 
indebted vnto his Majsty his hairs and suckesesars the full and 
Just som of tenn poundes lawfull mony of new england to be 
leuied vpon vs or ether of vss our goods Cattell or Chatells to 
which wee bind our sellus our hairs and suckseser[ ] fermly by 
thes presence in wittnes her vnto wee haue putt to our hands 
and sealles the eight day of October 1695 ^^^^ ^^ t^"*^ 7"'- yeare 
of his Majsts Rain 

the Condition of this oblygation is such that if I William 
haris abousaid do make my parsonall aperance att the next 



[ 158 ] 

Courtt of goall deliury to be helld att newportt on Road Jsland 
the lastt thusday in march next Coming and shall then and 
thar answar and abid the sentance of Courtt to such bill or 
bills of indictmentes as shall be framed against me said haris 
for that thar is strong suspition that I did vpon the Eleunth 
of septembar: 1695 ^^tt in the night in the hoous of m"" John 
whipples Comitt an out Radg by Cutting a hatte and a shoo: 
and a pair of stokings of on Joseph bugbues and allso to be of 
a peaceabell and good behauer in the mene tim then this obly- 
gation to be voyd and of non efectt or other wais to stand in 
full force powr and vartew in the law 

{Recto) 

Be it knowne vnto all men by thes presence that wee 
Richard haris and thomas haris and all of prouidence 

in the Colony of Road Jsland and prouidence plantations hus- 
bandmen do herby acknoledg our sellues Joyntly and seurally 
to be indebted vnto his Maj"'-' his haires and suckesesars the 
full and Just som of tenn pounds lallfull mony of new England 
to be leuied vpon vs or ether of vs our goods Cattell or Chat- 
tell to which wee bind vss our hairs and sucksesars fermly by 
thes presence, in wittnes whar vnto we haue putt to our hands 
and sealls the eight day of October 1695 ^^^d in the f^\ yere of 
his Majstys Rain ; 

the Condition of the aboue oblygation is such that if I 
Richard haris do make my parsonall aperance att the next 
Courtt of goall deliury to be held att newportt on Road jsland 
the last thusday in march next Coming and shall then and thar 
answar and abid the sentanc of Cortt to such bill or billes of 
indicttmens as shall be thar framed against me said haris for 
that thar is strong suspition that I did vpon the eleunth of sep- 



[ 159 ] 

tember 1695 '^.tt in the night Comitt an out Radg in the hous 
of m' John whippeles by Cutting a hatt and a shooe and a pair 
of stokins of on Joseph bugbues: and allso to be of a peacea- 
bell and good behaur in the mean tim then this oblygation to 
be voyd and of non efectt or otherwais to stand in full force 
powr and vartew in the law : 

[0577] Jn the dwelling house 
All money that was laid out upon | the | funerall ) ^ _ 

weareing Apparrill j 

A New Saddle cloath 00 - 03 - 00 

A Remn' : of home made cloath 00 - 1 2 - 00 

5 yards of Course blanketing 00-10-00 
4 Coverlidds 05-12-00 
3 '^. of Blankets 04 - 10-00 
i p of old blanketts 00-15-00 
A Remn': of Coverlid stuff 00-01 -00 
A Remn': of woolen Cloath 02-10-00 
A Renin': of woolen cloath 02-00-00 
A Bedd 2 bolster & a set of Curtaines & valians 

all very old & much worne 
i Bedstudd 00- 10-00 

i Blankett old 00 - 07 - 06 

i ^ of old sheetes 00- 10-00 

6 Chaires 00 - 1 2 - 00 
Jt A Silke Grass Bedd & a small fether Bolster^ 

& Pillow, all very old & Exeeding much > 00 - 16 - 00 

worne J 

Jt i ^. Blankets 00-15-00 

Jt i p of sheetes 00- 10-00 



o ^ - 00 - 00 



[ i6o ] 

i Small Bedd steed oo - 02 - 06 

Jndian Corne & Rye 02 - 09 - 00 

wooll 02 - 1 5 - 00 

i ^ of Plankets 00-15-00 

linnen yarne 00-18-00 

woollen yarne i - 00 - 00 

Hempe 00 - 05 - 00 

ii"" & 3 qurt" Gotten [ ]woll 00-17-00 

I ^, of wood[ ] & some old barrills & ) „ _ „ r -1 

other old lumber j 

( Verso) 
This Jndenture made the Ninet[ ] thousand six hundred 
ninty & fTiv[ ] Resident in y^ Towne of Providence [ ] 
plantations in New England on y'' o[ ] Olney of y^ Towne 
& Colloney afor[ ] That the said John Olney hath [ ] 
the said Epenetus Olney put h[ ] Joseph Goldsmith for y^ 
full [ ] Twenty & fourth day of October [ ] the 

said Joseph Goldsmith well [ ] of Apparrill ; And of y^ 

said Josep[ ] of a Blacksmith; Duering th[ ] Olney 

shall doe & performe [ ] Service, his masters Goods he 

sh[ ] shall Endeavour the same to prev[ ] likely 

to accrew unto his said ma[ ] thereof ; & alwayes shall 

duerin[ ] Trustey about his sd masters buiss[ ] his 

masters lawfull Comands [ ] he shall not Comitt, neither 

sha[ ] dureing y*^ sd terme of time; Taver[ ] Ex- 

cept it be about his said master [ ] vnlawfull Games; 

but shall a [ ]tice [ ] 

[0578] To Tho: Olney & William Olney his son their 
parts of a Rate levied upon y' inhabitants of y^ Towne of Prov- 
idence Of a peny in y' pound by order of Gen'': Assembly 



[ -6. ] 

October y^ 3*^: 1695 Their parts both being together six shil- 
lings & a penney, The said six shillings & a peney is by me 
James Belloo Constable Received of y^ s'^ Tho : Olney & by 
him payd this 3'^ day of Januarey 169! 

^j me 

James Ballov constabal 

[0579] proiiidence octob"" 28*'' 1696 

Gentellmen 

Wareas thare was by An Act of y^ Assembly of this 
Collony in May Last of one penny on the pound on Each 
Mans Estate And by y^ Setting of Assembly by Adjornment 
Conuened by y^ Gen"^ Warrant y^ i"" Day of July 1696 An 
Agmentation of one penny on y*" pound more for the Defraying 
y*" Collonies Charges & paying the Collonies Debts which sd 
Rate was to be Assesed And payd to y^ Gen'll treasuar by the 
Last of Septemb' Last past but Seuerall towns haue Omitted 
& neglected to p'forme y'' sd Act thare fore wee Desire that 
wee may haue A true Accou' of this house of Representiues y* 
Reasons of y^ Omition of paying y^ psented Rates as Aforesd 
that his Maj"y Jntrest May be Maintaind & y^ Collonies Debts 
Duly Descharged & y'' sd Acts truly prformed & that some 
Expidition be proposed & Settled for y^ p'formance of y^ Act 
Afore Recited 

passed to y^ hous of Deputies by Order of Corte 

Wes^ Clarke Reed"- 
( Verso) 

whereas Reasons from the house of deputyes is called for 
by y*" Court, or house of Majestrates why severall Townes of 
this Colloney have not yet assesed their Rates The house of 



[ 162 ] 

Deputyes desire to be informed what Townes the be, who are 

under Neglect 

By y" house of Deputyes Order 
Wee are fully Jnformed that all y^ towns in the Collony 
Exsept prouidence & Kingstown haue p'formed y" act or Are 
in A progase to p'^forme y^ same 

[0580] To the honored | Gennerall Assembly | now sit- 
ting in the town of providence in the Collinjey of Rhod Jland 
the Last wenesday in octt 1696 ; 

The humbell pettition of Aither ffenner and William Ran- 
dell bothe of vsse Jnhabitantes of the towne of providenc[ ] 
of thiss hiss majesties Colliney of Rhod Jsland kings province 
and providence plantationess in the Narogansett bay in New 
Eingland, that yowr petisioners were bound in abound of tenn 
poundess ffor Robeart Kelton of the towne of providenc we 
the forsd Condess men in order accordino- to the contentss of 
our bond that he should meak his perssonall apeereance the 
Last wensday in March Last past in yeire 1695 ^o^' ^^ ansr to 
such bill or bills ass showld be Comenced aoernst him wee 

O 

yowr peticinerss did deliwer Robeart Kelton acording to our 
bond at the town of newportt on Rhod Jsland in open Courtt 
and wee demaned our bondss, becauss the Grand jury ffownd 
the beill igromanness soe we demanded owr bond butt the 
Courtt towld vsse that our bond wass fforffitt & soe we are 
Lickly to becom sofferess, ass we so posse Contray to Law 
yrffor we humblly pray this | Gennerall Assembly I to Give 
vsse what reliffe the Law affordss vss in thiss Casse yowr 
pettconerss desyring the Good of all men 

Arthur ffenner 
William Randall 



[ i63 ] 

( Verso) 
To y^ hous of Deputies 

Whareas A presentation is made to vs from you About 
Cap' Vennars petition &c wee see no Reason to make Afull 
Assent | [ ] | y*" same in as much | as | the bond is not 
heare nor sentance of Corte thare for No grounds to make 
Any Reflection on y"^ Cort whome we suppose Acted Accord- 
ing to Law 

Wes* Clarke Red-^ 

To y^ Court or house of Magestrats 

This petition hath been Considered by y^ house of Depu- 
tyes ; wee have with the best information wee can git Consid- 
ered it ; we find that y^ person who was prissoner there was no 
bill found against him, & therefore how the bond is forfitt wee 
doe not clearely see ; your selves have better knowledg of y' 
Matter then wee have 

Wee present yo"^ honnors with y'^ petition. / 

By order of y^ house of Deputyes 

Tho : Olney Clarke 

The petitioner q' Arthur ffenner and William Randall 

[0581 J Whereas there hath Bin a late inCurtion & inva- 
tion made vpon some of Our English plantations: by the Cruel 
and Barborous Jndian Enemies: whose tender mercies are 
Cruel : and Considering the dainger of manie of our Neigh- 
bours who Line Remote from our Town Wee the Councel of 
war for the Town of providence Haue thought fitt: in his 
Majes'""': Name to Nominate and Appoynt you 

I Richard Arnold: 2 John Angel: 3 Edward Smith 
4 Samuel Whipple: 5 Tho: Olney Jun"^: 6 Tho ffenner 
7 Joseph Stafford: 8 James Brown: 9 James Angell : 10 Tho 



[ i64 ] 

Hopkins: ii: Benjamin Carpenter: 12: Joseph Williams 
13 Nath": Watterman jun': 14: Nath": Watterman sen': 
15 John Smith: 16: John Brown: 17: Samuel Comstocke : 
18 Eleazer Whipple: 19: Tho: Olney: 20 Samuel Wilkis- 
son Roger Burllingham 

and Euery of you to take the Comand and Conduct of Ten 
men as they are seuerally Named in your seuerall Lists : and 
with them to Rainge beyound the outmost of our plantations 
Each of you two Dales at a time or more as Need shall Re- 
quire: to serch after the Enemies: and Vpon Discouery of 
anie of them you are according to the best of your skill : to 
indeuour to Resest Expulse Kill and Distroy them accoring to 
the best of y|o|ur Jndeuour but in Cace you judge them to be 
two strong for you : you are to alarem as manie of our inhabit- 
tants as in yo"" wisdom y" Can or may: you are allsoe to ob- 
serue such Directions and instructions as shall be from tim to 
tim Giuen you by the Counciel of war aforesd: and in Case 
anie of your Company should Neglect or Refuse to goe vpon 
sd seruice: haueing had sufficient Notis thereof you are: im- 
powered to Take as a fine three shillings for Euery days Neg- 
lec|t| and in soe doing this Comission shall be your warent and 
Discharge : Signed by order of the Counciell of war for the 
town of prouidence: this 24"' of Aprill : 1697 

Joseph Jenckes Asis:'"- [ L S ] 
William Hopkins Cap' [ L S ] 
John Dexter Lib [ ^ S ] 

Joseph Jenckes Ensign [ L S ] 
( Verso) 
To the Comanders of the seuerall Companys for scoutting 
who are within Commission Nated: You are Each of you 



[ i65 ] 

vpon your Return from Scoutting to hand this Commission 
to him that next takes his turn : Which Must be as thay 
I are | Named successiuely in the sd Commission 



[0582] 

Nicolas Harris 
Thomas fenner 
Jonathan knight 
Cap"" fenner 
Jonathan knight juin"" 
Edward Series 
Thomas Burlingham 
Benjamin Series 
William Whore 
James Brigges 
William Burton 
John Burton 
Roger Burlingham 
Peter Burlingham 
John Burlingham 
Roger Burlingham juin"" 
John Potter 
Content Potter 
Thomas Staffard 
Joseph Staffard 
Benjamin Green 
Abel potter 
Widow potter 
Benjamin potter 
George Potter 



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[ i66 ] 



Peter Roberts 

Thomas Barnes 

Samuel Relph 

John fowler 

Peter Stone 

Jacob Gierke 

Joseph Burden & Mercy Burden & their mother 

Henry Brown juin' 

Richard Burden 

Arthur fenner juin' 

George keech 

John keech 

Benjamin wight 

& the farm he Hues on 
Andrew harris & his mother 

William Randall 

William Randal ju' 

Joseph Lathum 

Benjamin Garpenter 

Widdow Garpenter 

John Wheaton 

John Shelden and Nehemiah 

Robert Dauice 

Timothy Garpenter 

William Garpenter 

Peleg Roades 

M' Arnold & his Son Stephen 

Elisha Arnold 

John Mattison 



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[ i67 ] 



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Thomas Williams 

Joseph Williams jun*^ 

James Williams 

Richard Waterman 

Nathanael Waterman Juin'' 

John Sailes 

William Pray 

Joseph Daly 

William hopkins 

Benjamin Thornton 

Widow feild 

John Gurney 

Nicolas power 

Samuel Winsor 

Samuel Winsor jun' 

Joshua Winsor 

Nathanael Waterman and his Son Richard 

John Arnold 

John Smith 

M""^ kilton 



( Verso) 



Joseph Tucker 
Robert Tucker 
John Stacy 
Moses Hutson 
Daniel Williams 
Roger Williams 
M'' Thomas Olney 



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Experience Mitchell 022 

Thomas Mattison 633 

Zachariah Mattison 060 

Robert Gould o i o 

James Bucklen o i o 

Sam the Jndian 012 

Tom Jndian • 012 

James Blackamore ^ o 19 2 

John feilds place 051 

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Joseph Aldrich juin' 090 

John Lapums place o i 10 

Samuel Wright - o 3 9 

Jame y^ Jndian 060 

Moses furman 012 

Widow hopkins 058 

Nathanael Goue 038 

Errors Excepted 
The Sum total of this 
Rate is 128 pound 
This Rate was finished January: 3: 1698 by us 

William Hopkins 
Pardon Tillinghast 
Ebenezer Jenckes 
Nathaniell Watermans mortgage bond ; Recorded. 

[0583] Whereas at a Gennerall Assembly held for y" Col- 
loney at Newport March y*" r": i66f. Jt was Ordred that two 
Courts of Trialls should be holden Annually upon y^ Maine 
(to witt) the second Tuesday in September annually at Provi- 



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dence, & y'' second Tuesday | in march | annually, at Warwick, 
for the Triall of any Actionall Matters to the value of, & under 
Tenn Poundes Principle debt or damage; And whereas John 
Rice (Senior) inhabitant of this Towne of Warwick in his 
Majestyes Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations 
&c : desiereth a writt to arrest the bodyes of Gabish Greene, & 
of David Greene, & of Phillipp fifittaplace for a Trespase to him 
done (as hee saith) ; 

These are therefore in his Majestyes name William y*" third, 
King of Great Brittany ffrance & Jreland &c: to require you 
Samuell Wickham Towne Serjant of Warwick in his majestyes 
Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations &c : to 
arrest the body of Gabish Greene & the body of David Greene, 
(both y^ sons of James Greene of Potaomitt) in said Warwick 
Towneshipp ; & also the body of Phillip fiittaplace who Re- 
sideth in sd Warwick Towneshipp & them in safe Custody to 
keepe untill they put in Bayle Returneable according to law to 
make their appearance at a Court of Tryalls to be holden upon 
the maine at Warwick aforsd, then & there to answere the Com- 
playnt of John Rice (Sen"") of sd Warwick in an action of Tres- 
pass for takeing up & detaineing from him Severall Swine, 
whereof they are to answere at said Court which is to be holden 
& sit as aforesd the second Tuesday in March Next ; Damage 
by sd Trespass is Eighteene pounds sterling, and hereof you 
are not to fayle at yo' perrill. 

Samuell Gorton Clark of the towne of 

January 26 i6f| Warwick 

( Verso) 
The within Writt wase Seru : d vpon Jabez Greene & Phil- 



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lip feetaplace : y'': si**": of January: 169I and vpon Dauid 
Greene The: 16''': of febuary : 169I 

'^/ me Sam" Wickham Town Serg"' 

[0584] The: Depocition of Henry matison of Est Green- 
wich Ageed : 26 : years, or theare about being ingageed Ac- 
cording to Law testifieth that hee being at the hous of philip 
Sweets in Warwick on the : 17 day of Desember last past that 
Jabez Greene Came to the Afore s'^ hous and said that hee 
had found A Sow and : two Shoats of his fathers in the woods 
and that the Sow was nuly marked upon the : right ere and 
that shee had: his ffathers: mark upon the left ere before 
wheareupon Jabez Greene did desire : mee the deponant to 
take notis what marke the Sow Afore s*^ had upon her Erese 
which was A Crop of the left eare which semeed to bee A 
former Crop and the uper part of the right eare was off and 
the eare bloddy and this Deponant Saith that the Shoats 
Afore s*^ had now mark but Jabez Greene said that hee did 
conclude that theay came of the Sow Aforesaid and furder 
saith not 

Taken vpon ingadgment this 28"' of ffebr: 169I; 

Before me Sam" Gorton Justice 

Samuell Potter of Warwick aged about 25 yeares being in- 
gadged according to Law testifieth to the truth of all aboue 
written, 

Taken vpon ingadgment this 28"' of ffeb'': 169I 

Before me Sam" Gorton Justice 

Samuell Potter of Warwick aged about 25 yeares being in- 
gadged according to Law testifieth to the truth of all aboue 
written, 



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Taken vpon ingadgment this 28"'- of ffebr: 169I- 

Before me Sam" Gorton Justice 

( Verso) 
henery mateson Samuell pottar 

[0585] To the Hon'^'' : y^ Court of Tryalls sitting at War- 
wick for the mayne | the second Tuesday in march 169I. / | 
by vertue of an act of Gennerall Assembly held for his Majes- 
tyes Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations &c : 
at Newport, March y'^ i^': i66f. / 

The Decleration & Complaynt of John Rice | (senior) | 
Jnhabitant of the Towne of Warwick in y"" Colloney of Rhode 
Jsland & Providence Plantations &c : Plantiff against Gabish 
Greene, & David Greene (the sons of James Greene of Potao- 
mitt) in sd Warwick Towneshipp and Phillipp fifittaplace who 
Resideth in sd Warwick Towneshipp; Defendant, sheweth & 
Complayneith, That they the said defendant, upon the seven- 
tlenth] day of December i697 did in the woods take up sev- 
erall swine belonging to the Plantiff & which were the Plan- 
tiffs Proper Right &: them drove away ; they being to the 
Number of foure swine ; The which said swine ; all of them 
the Defendant hath detained, & yet doth detaine from the 
Plantiff to the Plantiffs Damage Eighteene pounds sterling ; 
Whereupon the Plantiff is forced bring this his action of Tres- 
pass to this Honnored Court for justice. / 

John Rice 

[0586] Robert Potter aged about 32 yeares vpon his in- 
gadgment testifieth that some time the last winter | the yeare 
96, I Saw a Swine neare the house of John Rice, told the said 



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Rice that his vncle Greene would claime that Swine and reit- 
terated the Same diuers times Said Rice answered it was noth- 
ing but a mistake in marking and Since this deponant being 
at Potaomet Saw the Same Swine there to the best of his 
knowledge, and further saith not, only that the Swine then had 
a contrary mark, 

Taken vpon ingadgment this 4*'' of March 169 J 
before me Sam" Gorton Justice, 

[0587] Samuell Gorton being about 25 yeares of age, and 
is the Son of John Gorton Seni"" being ingadged according to 
law testifieth and Saith that last Summer was twelue moneth 
the Swine of John Rice haunted about his house wherby he had 
ocation to take notice of them and perceiuing one of them was 
marked on the contrary eare told the Said Rice of it who 
answered he had mistaken in marking of it and Said it was no 
absolute crop but hollow, and Since being desired by John 
Rice to goe to Potaomet to See the Swine doth iudge to his 
best vnderstanding that it was the Same Swine now in differ- 
ence, only the marke doth Seeme more like a crop then it 
did before and further Saith not ; 

Taken vpon ingadgment this 4* of March 169I 
Before me Sam" Gorton Justice; 

[0588] These lines test|ijfie An Agreement, Betwixt 
Samell Winsor and Pardon tilinghast philup Tillinghast, on 
the one party, and daniell Williams of the other party, for 
peace Sake and loue that I haue to my Neibours, Doe Agree 
and promus that the fence shall stand where it Doth now 
stand, six years, and you whose names are aboue Rittin, haue 
the liberty to joine your fence unto it, upon these Coditions as 



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foloweth, that this our Agrement shall make up all the Difer- 
ence betwixt us Relating to fenceing, and furd|er| that all 
things let them be of what nature so euer, acted and Done in 
the time of our Diference and b|e|fore the Diference that hath 
Reference to these our Afaires as to fencing shall be made 
null and voide and of none Efect, that if we liue, we may Hue 
in peace untill the time Expired Agreed unto & Signed this 
Second of May in the yeare 1698 by | us | 

Pardon Tillinghast 
Phillip Tillinghast 

[0589] To the towne of Providence Met June y*" 6"': 1698 
Neighbours, Whereas I am Accused with takeing in & 
improoveing that which is the townes Comon, in that land 
which I have fenced in, in y^ Neck; the which if I have so 
done I am Jgnorant off ; I therefore pray the Towne that they 
would order the surveior to goe unto the sd land & take a vew 
thereof & give his judgem' thereon, & what is amiss (if any 
thing be) the same to Rectifie; & I will Satisfie the Surveior 

for his paines ; 

Yo' Neighbour 

Sam : Whipple. / 



^t3' 



[0590] The deposition of Hennery Matteson. aged twenty 
seuen yeares or there abouts. Being ingaged according to Law 
the deponant testifieth and saith. that hee being at the House 
of phillipp. Swejclte in Coesett with Samuell. potter vppon the. 
1 7.* day of december Last past. Jabiz. Greene Came in to sd 
House, and Called the deponant and sd Samuell. potter to see 
and Looke vppon a sowe then in a penn neare to sd house and 
desired vs to take notice of sd sowe and wee disserned it to bee 



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newly marked with a forke on the Right eare. and further saith 
not. 

Taken. Agust. y^ 21'. 1698. 

Before mee John. Heath. Conseruater 
( Verso) 
Papers Concerning the Case betweene John Rice & Gabish 
Greene Tryed at Providence. / 

[0591] Warwick this 7"' day of September 1698 
John Nickols being aged twenty years or there abouts lin- 
ing in Warwick in Coloney of Rhod island and prouidence 
planttations being Jngaged testifieth as falloeth that last fall 
was twelue months or there abouts, | my | brother William and 
my self being in the woods looking for a bore which was run 
away from my father came to the house of John Riss where his 
son Randall now dwelleth and near the dore we saw a parsel 
of young swine and one of them being marked vpon the con- 
trary Eare to, | the | rest the sd | Riss sd his sone | Randall 
being at home he and we were spakeing concearning sd 
swine wher|e| vpon my brother william asked Randall Riss the 
reson why that swine was marked contrary to the rest sd Ran- 
dall Riss answared that they marking there swine thrugh a 
mistake did set the marke vpon the wroung Eare 

Taken before me in Warwick the day and year abouesd 

Randall Holdon Justice 

[0592] Wheras wee John Greene deputy gouerner Joseph 
Juincks asistan|t| Stephen Arnold asistant & Beniamin asistant 
being met this 5"' of Nouember 1697 at the house of Cap' peter 
Greene in Warwick upon information positiue by m' John war- 
ncr that hee is credibly informed that zerubabell westCote is 
endeauoring to take out Execution notwithstanding the apeale 



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made to the honored Generall asembly which should haue 
been the 27"' of October last pas|t| 1697 ^^y "i' John warner 
aturney to Abraham Lockwood of warwic|k| defendant in 
answer to zerubabell westcote plantiffe concerning! A six aker 
Lot wheron the said abraham Lockwood dwelt as thee Records 
will more at large declare & the sayd John warner acordingly 
did atend in our knowledg to prosecute sayd apeale at the time 
& place apointed at Warwick but so it was that when the sayd 
asembly was rated there apeared onely Captai|ni Nathaneell 
Codington & Cap' Joseph Sheifeild asistants of the maiestrates 
besides ourselues abouesayd which in all was but six whi|ch| 
not being the number apointed by the kinges majestic in our 
Charter his sayd majesties generall asembly fell therfore our 
opinion is that forasmuch as sayd Court failed through some 
asistants disapearing which is not onely preajuditiall to the 
abouesayd apeale but also greatly to his majesties interest and 
for as much as bond was giueen by the defendants aturney & 
nothing done therin Therfore this is in his majesties name 
william the third of England Scotland france & Jreland kinge 
&^ to prohibit all jnferior officers & ministers of Justice either 
the shreife or deputjyj shreife of this his majesties Coloney or 
such others to execute ther on as they will answ^er the Con- 
trary at their perill untill there bee A legall determination of 
sayd apeale : giuen vnder our handes & seals the day & yeare 
abouesayd & therfore doe hereby authorize & jmpower in his 
majesties name m' John Carder Constable of warwicke if oca- 
sion bee as aforesayd to publish thee same & see that his 

majesties peace bee kept 

John Greene deputy gouerner L. S. 

Joseph juincks asistant L. S. 

Stephen arnold asistant L. S. 

23 Benjamin Smith asistant L. S. 



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[0593] This 6"' of desemer 1698 it beeing the day opoynted 
for Toun Councel meting 

The Councel is in beeing William Hopkins Choseun Clark 
for the time presnt 

this day Sarah Hopkins hath presented the Last will and 
testement of her husband Thomas Hopkins desesed to Gether 
with An inventary of the Estate of the aforesayed Thomas 
Hopkins: and hath made oath before the Councel it was the 
Last will and Testement of her desesed husband Thomas 
Hopkins and Likwyes that shee had brougt before the Apri- 
zors all the whole Estat that shee knows of: Joseph Staford 
and Abel poter Came beefore the Councel and made Oath as 
witnesis to the saied will Roger burlingam and Joseph Staford 
hath made oath as witnesis to the jnventary Moses furman 
hath this day made Oath that he saw Thomas Hopkins of 
mashantatick signn and sel the aforesaid will and that the 
said Hopkins was in his parfict senc and memory when hee 
signed the same 

( Verso) 

desember the 6"\ 1698 The Council of war beeing sum- 
oned Are met and in beeing whar as Mr Joseph williams John 
Sales and Gorge potter haue Complayned to the Council of 
war consarning four Guns being takun and with held from 
them for aboue a twelue month [ Jontrary to Law by Thomas 
burlingam : The matter hauing bin by both parts spred before 
the Counciel : and the Counciel fiending the guns to be Law- 
fully taken from the Jndians in whose hands the guns were 
found : The Counciel Doth order that the owners of the guns 
do pay into the hands of the Counciel fiue shillings for Eac|h| 
gun tlirc shillings of Each fine to be paied to Thomas Burling- 



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ham for his trouble in taking of the guns the other two to be 
disposed of by the aforsd Counciel of war as thay se Cause and 
the guns to be Returned to the owners thereof 

Voted by the Councel by me WilHam Hopkins Chirk I do 
protest aGainst the aboue said Act as beeing Contrary to Law 
William Hopkins: major: 

Benjaman Carpinter duth protest hee beeing on of the 
Counjcillj Against the said Act as beeing Contrary to Law 

M' Joseph Williams and John Sales haue Apeled to the 
jenerall Council the meting is Ajorned to the third of januery 
next 

The meeting of the Councill of warr is againe in beeing 
Januarey y'^ 3"^: 169I 

( Ferso) 

The Councill of Warr their Order. / about Gunns 

[0594] Aprill y'^ 27"' 1699 

To the Towne of Prouidence | mett | one the quater day 
wee desier the Towne to Chouse som man or men to Re- 
scue the 30"" of the Constables which is the Towns money and 
to keep it for the towns vse so we Rest your nabors & ffreends 

Nathaniell Waterman 
Thomas ffield : 
Thomas harris 
Samuel winsor 

[0595] John Brooker of Water towne Gave in an account 
to be Entred on Record that he hath brought to our Towne 
of Providence to sell of a percell of Goodes to the value of 
10^'': the sd Goods being Hatts, stuffs, & silkes, & some other 
small Matters as Needles &'':, 

May y^ 10"': 1699. John Brooke' 



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[0596] to the town of prouidence met at the house of 
John Whipples ganuary the 27- 1700 

the humble petition of your freind Samuel Winsor is that 
you would let him lay down within the comon on the west side 
of moshock riuer an acre of land and tacke it up within the 

same so i remain your freind 

Samuel Winsor 
( Verso) 

Granted But no damage to high & Cart ways 

[0597] To Mercy Burden Serjant of Prouidence 
These are to Require you in his JVIajestys Name William 
the Third ouer England &cr King, To Arrest the body of 
Thomas ffeild Jun': of this Towne of prouidence in the Col- 
loney of Rhoad jsland and Prouidence Plantations in New 
England & him in Safe Custodye to Keep untill he put in 
Baile Returnable according to Law, to make his appearance at 
the next Court of Trialls to be houlden at said Prouidence the 
second Tuesday in September next for Prouidence and War- 
wick ; then & there to Answer the Complaint of John Hawse 
of said Prouidence in an action of the Case for Vndue moles- 
tation and Damage Done to the said Hawse by sueing and 
Comenceing and trying of an action with the said John 
Hawse for Detaineing of a mare Branded with F on the neare 
Buttuck ; whereby the said ffeild put the said Hawse to great 
Charge and Expence, the which is not yet by the said Thomas 
ffeild Discharged, but by him still Detained from the said 
Hawse ; where upon the Damage is Tenn Poundes Currant 
siluer money, and hereof you are not to faile. / 
Giucn under my hand IVLay the 30"': 1700 

Thomas Olney Towne Clerk of Prouidence./ 



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[0598] To the Towne of Providence met the 3'' of ffeb- 
ruajryl lyof by adjornem': from the 27"' of Januarey last; 

Neighbours my desire & Request is that you would be 
pleased to grant me leave to take up 40 acres of land on the 
west side of y* 7 mile line in halfe a Right which my father 
gave to me ; for I doe now want a place to settle on, & cannot 
obtaine lands other where. / 

Yo'' Neigh b"": Sam": Steere. / 

[0599] To James Dexter towne sarjeant shirrif as deputy 
grrteing 

You are in her majestys name anne queen ouer England 
&c: Required to Arest the body of Jacob Clarke of prouidence 
in the Collon}^ of Rhoad Jisland & him in safe Custety keepe 
Vntill he giue in bond acording to Law to answer the Cum- 
plaint of Jorge Right now Residing in prouidence befoure the 
majestrats of sd towne on the twenty fift of jnstant July at the 
hows of John whipples about teen a Clock in an action of debt 
thirty shillings for that : sd Right Cumplaineth & saith that 
he wrought with sd Clarke A month & thre days in march 
about the yeare 1700 or i7oi | & yet not payed j herof ffaile 
you not 

giuen Vnder my hand 
& scale this 22''' of July | i704 | 
Joseph williams Asistant : 

[0600] Prouidunc Aporel the. 28."^ 1701 

The towne beinor jjiet at the house of I M' William Tur- 
pine I I make, request unto you as foloeth ; Gentlemen, the 
prouidenc of God hath cast mee hetherr among you, and I 
desier. not to be chargable to aney. my humble request unto 



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you is, to be admited a townes man, and if your honors Will 
grant mee this my request, you Will ablige your Saruant 

John Kelly 

[0601] To the Towne of Providence met this 27*'' of 
October 1701. 

ffriends, 

I being a Stranger Come in amongst you, & haveing ob- 
tained some lands to make settlement upon within your 
Towneshipp, doe desire of you that I may have your leave to 
inhabit amongst you; I hope you shall alwayes find me of a 
civill & peaceable demeanure ; & doe also hope I shall no 
wayes ocation any Charge to your Towne : The which request 
if you please to grant I shall thankefully accept, &: Remaine 
your humble serv^ 

John Mitchell; 

[0602] Whereas there is a Rate Assessed upon the in- 
habitants of this Collon[ ] And the Towne of Providence 
their part of the sd Rate is 32"": & 10': the which is speedely 
to be paid into the Gennerall Treasurey; And whereas the sd 
Towne of Providence hath omitted to make Choyce of Per- 
sons to proportion their sd part of sd Rate on sd inhabitants 
of sd Towne, whereupon the Majestrates were put upon it to 
appoynt persons to proportion the the sd Towns part of sd 
Rate by vertue of an order from the Gennerall Councill of sd 
Colloney; And the sd majestrates by vertue of the sd order 
haveing appoynted & Prest Tho : fheld sen"^: Elisha Arnold, 
and Tho: Olney sen': the sd Rate to proportion as aforesd : 
And the said three persons being desireous to have the knowl- 
edge of what Each mans Estate is that so they may make as 



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Equall a levie as may be, Doe hereby give Notice to all the 
inhabitants of this Towne of Providence to brins: in writeinQ-, 
a true, full, & Exact account Each Man in Writeing of all his 
Cattle, Milch Covves, Oxen, & other sorts of Neate Cattle, of 
above one yeare old, & of all horses, Maares, & sheepe, & 
swine & what Cattle Else of above a yeare old, together with 
all improoved landes both planting lands, meaddowes, Pastures, 
Orchards, both as to English Meadowes & Pastures, & what is 
the Number of Acres of Ea[ ] both English & wild ; with what 
Else may be their Estates, Rateable ; And to bring the same 
in to the said three men at the house of John Whipple upon 
thirsday the sixt day of Agust next about tenn or Eleven of the 
Clock in the day ; But where there is a failure, the sd persons 
must Make a Guess of their Estates ; 

Dated, July the 27"': 1702./ ^ Tho: Olney sen'': 

in the behalfe of all the afore- 
mentioned, Proportioners 

[0603] Whereas there hath formerly been an agreement 
betwen seuerall persons of y" 13''" propriators of Patuxit land 
as in a writing baring Date y"^ 27"' Day of Nouember 1682 
Doth appeare: And some of y" propriators of Patuxit will not 
Condesend nor agree to any Deuison of patuxit lands but by 
or according to an arbitration in y^ yeare 1657 neare 27 years 
agoe w* they them selues haue neglected Conterary to their 
bonds besides. 5 men of y*" 13 neuer ware bound nor Conserned 
in y*" sd Arbitration besides ma}'' other surcomstances therein 
Contained Contrary to & against law which makes it all void. 
Therefoare we whose names are here | in | vnder writen & 
haue set our hands | & haue | subscribed our names & fixed 



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our scales Doe all of vs here firmly bind our selues our heirs 
Executors Administrators & Asignes all both joyntly & seu- 
eraly by these presents in a bond of 150"' sterling to be payable 
vpon Demand vnto y' greued or molested perty or persons of 
vs that haue bound our selues each to y^ other by this foar sd 
bond : That is to say payable by vs or any one or more of vs 
y' may or shall refuse or Deine or neglect to helpe or Defend 
& succour any one of these our pertners y' haue subscribed to 
this bond & to be at Euquall Charges in all tryals & shutes of 
law trubles molestations or jncomberances: That is to be at 
Equall Charge according to Euery mans Right or proportion 
y' he haue or Doe Claim in y^ sd patuxit lands : That is to 
help to Defend & sucor one y^ other against any person or 
persons what soeuer that shall not or will not take notice of 
our Deuision or Deuiding of patuxit lands nor agree with vs 
in pretence of y^ foaresaid Arbetration but yet they will intrude 
& mack vse of any lands & will fall or Cut Down trees wood 
or timber vpon any of our lands after it is Deuided or layd 
out by vs or by our | order & | Consent according to our agree- 
ment in y'' yeare 1682. now to Confirm this our bond that we 
haue made Eah one to other according to y'^ true intent & 
meaning of these foaresaid bonds we Doe both joyntly & seu- 
erly set our hands & fix our scales this 12"' Day of May in y' 
year of our lord 1686 

Signed Sealed & Confirmed in presents of us (viz) 
Joseph Wasborn St'en Arnold L. S. 

Joseph Smith. Joseph Williams L. S. 

Nathaniel Waterman L. S. 
This instrument is Recorded in Thomas ifield L. S. 

Prouidence Records in y' book Timothy Carpenter L. S. 



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of Entry of Deeds or land Euedi- Silas Carpenter L, S. 

dences no i & in page y" 128 & 129 Beniamin Carpenter L. S. 

by Tho Olny Town y^ mark of X mary haris | widow L. S. 

Clark ast Arthur ffenner L. S. 

Peleg Roades L. S. 

This is a Trew Copy of the Oridgeenall Compared thes 
Twenty and Nineth day of August i702 by mee William Hop- 
kins Asistant 

( Verso) 
This writing wittenesseth vnto all persons to whome it may 
Conserne 

That we whose names are vnder writen haue layd out & 
Deuided all y" land that once | Did | belong vnto y^ Thair- 
teen ancient Purchers of Patuxit lands which lieth between 
patuxit Riuer & the bounds of Prouidence town & from y*" 
Salt water on y"^ East vnto Pac|e|hset Riuer on y*= west: And 
we haue layd it out as neare as we Could Do it according 
vnto our Couenant & agrement that we made & signed & 
sealed on y^ 27 Day of Nouembe|r| in y^ yeare 1682 y*" which 
sd Deuision will plainly appeare by all y^ maps Drawn forth 
vpon y^ Compas table when y'^ foare sd lands ware layd out 
& Deuided by Capta'" William Hopkins our suruaior who Did 
it by our order in y^ yeare 1688. And so now to Confirme 
this our Deuision. so far as it Doe agree with our agreement & 
Couenant made in y' yeare 16S2: in witness thereof we Doe 
herevnto set our hands & scales 

Signed & Sealed & Confirmed by vs Arthur ffenner L. S. 

y^ 4"^ of May. 1689 St'en Arnold L. S. 

in presents of (viz) Joseph Williams L. S. 

Joseph jencks Asistant : Silas Carpenter L. S. 

24 



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Gideon Cralford Nathaniel Waterman L. S. 

Andrew Edmons Beniamin Carpenter L. S. 

Timothy Carpenter L. S. 

John Sheldon Steephen Arnold Juner L. S. 

Mary Haris widow L. S. 

Peleg Roades L. S. 

Peleg Roades signed & sealed in presents of Jonathan 
Spreague justice. 

This jnstrument is Recorded in Prouidence Records in y^ 
Booke Called y'' Booke with bras Clasps & in Page. 242 "^ me. 

Tho. Olney Town Clerk 
This is a Trew Copy of the Oridgenall Compareed this 
Twenty and Nineth day of August 1 702. by mee 

William Hopkins Asistant: 
A Copey of a bond of Patuxit men in y^ 

[0604] [ ]now all men by these presants that wee m"" 
Geidion Crafford Samuel winsor and nicholas powre all of the 
Towne [ ]f prouidence in the Collony of Rhoad Jsland and 
prouidence plantation doe Acknowledge oure selues joyntly 
and seauer Ally to be in debted to her majesty her heirs and 
succesers the just sum of: twenty pounds Curant mony of 
[ ] England to be leuid upon us our heires and succesors 
payment to be well and truly made to the which we bind our 
selues [ ]u heires and succesors firmly by these [ ]nts 

the A Boue Ritten Oblegation js Such that if wee the 
Ab|o|u|e| Condants shall well and truly in be half of her majgsty 
Ansur the Cumplant of Danill williams of the towne and Col- 
lony afoare said at the Collony hows in newport the Last tuse- 
day in march next jnsuing for sd williams hath Charged you 



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for a forceable Entery with others upon the Lands of Danill 
WilHams on the i8'^ of febearary 1703 and to Abide Judge- 
ment of sd Court then this oblegation shall be null and uoyd 
other wies to stand Jn full force and uerty against us in the 
Law in witnes of this oure Reiall act and deed wee haue this 
day this day set tow our hands and seals this 19"' of febawary. 
1703 

James Loborey Gidon Craford 

Edward Hawkns junior Samuel Winsor 

Nicholas powe[ ] 

A true Copie 

Atest Joseph williams Assistant 

[0605 is the original Inventory of Estate of Henry Browne 
of Providence, printed in Early Records of the town of Provi- 
dence, Vol. 6, page 221.'] 

[0606] To John olney towne Sarjeant thes are to Re- 
quire you in her majestys name anne ouer England queene 
8iL\ to giue ntice to all y' free men in the township of proui- 
den|c| to mete togather on the 27*'' of this jnstant July at the 
hows of John whipples about teen a Clock in the foure nunc it 
being the towns quorter day & allso to Chues three well quoli- 
fied men to leuie our towns part of the fine hundered poujnlds 
Rate leuied on the Collony & allso to take Care of anne waters 
ther being (great Cmplaint made Consaring her & to doe any 
other buisness as may be for the benifit of this towne her of 
faile youe not 

giuen Vnder my hand & Seale this i^,'^ of July 1703 

L. S. Joseph williams Asistant: 



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[0607] L. S. To Cap'. Fran. Pope sherriff of her Maj'^ 
collony of Rhoad Island & providence Plantations or to his 
Lawfull Deputy Greeting 

You are hearby in her Maj'^ : name Ann by the Grace of 
God Queen of England &c Required to Giue Timely notice To 
the Assistants, Justices, Conservato'', & Wardens of Each Re- 
spective Towne in this Collony that I haue appointed a Gen- 
erall Assembly to be held for s'^. Collony at the Collony house 
In Newport the First Tuesday in Jan'^. next it being the 4"'. 
Day of s^ m°. and that in Order there vnto they do cause the 
freemen of there s"^. Towns to meet to Geather and make 
Choice of such & so many Well quallified men for Deputys to 
sitt in s'' assembly as the Law Doth Direct and the Dep'^ 
Gov'. & assistants with the Rest of the Generall ofTficers & 
Deputys. so Chosen are Required to Giue there attendance at 
the time & place aforementioned in Order to hold a Generall 
assembly as is afore p''mised to act & do all such Things as 
may be thought Expediene for her Maj". servis and the Intrest 
and Safty of the Collony and more perticular for the Raiseing 
of such Sume & Sumes of mony as may be thought Proper for 
the Carring on the Affairs of the Goverm'. & the Finishing the 
fort and putting of it, in a Suitable Way of Defence against 
The Common Enemy heareof y''. are not to faile as y". Will 
answare the Contrary 

Giuen under My hand & Seal the in Newport this Eight 
Day of Decemb'. in the Second Year of her Maj*'. reigne 
annoq' Dom. 1703 

Sam Cranston Gov''. 

You arc to giue Notice to the Assistants &". that they 
Sumons all the Late & p-'sent Cunstables of there towns (that 



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haue ben Concerned for the Collecting the Late 300 £ rate 
for the fort and the 500 £ rate) to make there Appearance at 
s'^. Assembly to Giue an acco^ of There Proseedings 

Gent"', the Aboue is the Coppy of the Gov', warrant To me 
Directed by Virtue of wch I doe hereby Summons y". to appear 
at time & place appointed and to act according to s"^. Summons 
or Warrant 

Gent"\ Yo"" Servant 
9°. xb"". 1 703 Newport Fran. Pope Sherriff 

( Verso) 

To Maj'. William Hopkins and M' Joseph Williams her 
Maj*^ assist*^ for The Towne of Providence 

[0608] To the Towne now met upon ajurnment y" 3^^ Day 
of february 1 703 or 4 
Gentlemen 

Considering the many bills that are and may bee 
Presented to the Towne for forty foot Lots ; it is Prayed that 
it may be ordred that no person may take a Lot that may dam- 
nific Creators Pasing ouer the Riuer at wayboyset : which may 
be by Reason of the streame ; from a Rock that Lieth upon 
the shore against Thomas ffeilds | house | to the | North side 
of Tho: Olneys house lot where on his father dwelt; | tree that 
stands against James Angles 

The Request of your ffrinds 

Nathaniell Waterman 
Thomas flfield 
( Verso) 
Tho: fifield, & watermans Bill to prevent waare house lotts 



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[0609] Thomas Mathuson beeing of full Age and De- 
posed Acording to Law testeefieth as falloeth that on the fifth 
day of July in the year 1704, that Benjaman Daly Came where 
I was and said that Thomas Harrs Came to him in the medoe 
with a Company and a paper of the Deuiels wrighting and wee 
hitt him two or three slaps and further this Depona|nt| saieth 
not taken vpon ingagement this tenth day of July i704. beef ore 

mee 

William Hopkins Asistant 

wee haueing wayed and Concidered the Euidenceis Against 
you Joseph Dayly Concerning your Abous and Contempt of 
her Majesties Athority our centence is that you pay A fine | to 
the queen | of twenty shillings in mony forth with or bee Con- 
vayed to her Majesties Goale in prouidence and there keept 
tell the Eleuenth day of this instant July i704. Att Eight of 
the Clock in the morning then to bee stript naked from the 
wast vpward and tied to the Corner of the Cage and whiped 
fifteen Lashis 

wee hauing wayed all sur Cumstances and Euidences 
Against you Benjaman Dayly and our sentence is that you pay 
As a fine to her majestie twelue shillings in mony forthwith 
or bee sent to her majesties Goal in prouidence and there to 
bee keept till the Eleuenth day of this instant July 1704. Att 
Eight of the Clock in the morning and then to bee stript from 
the wast vpward and tied to the Corner of the Cage and whipt 
Eight Lashes 

[0610] To James Dexter Town Sarjant Greeting There 
Are in her Majesties name Anne Ouer England Queen &^ To 
will and requier You to Arest the body of Benjaman Dayly of 



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this Town of prouidence and him in safe Custety to keep 
vnteel hee putt in baiel returnabl Acording to Law to make 
his personal! Aperance beefore A Court of Majestrats held for 
her Majestic Att the hous of John Whipple the 14"'. day of this 
instant July then and their to Answer the sute of Joseph 
Latham for six shillings Debt and all Dew damidges thare on 
yVrising and and Make return of your proceding to said Court 
here of fail not Giuen vnder My hand and seal this 4"'. day of 
July 1704 and third year of her Majesties Raign Anne by the 
Grace of God ouer Eno;land Oueen &'' 

William Hopkins Asistant 
To James Dexter Town sarjant Greting These Are in her 
majesties Name Anne | of England | Queen &" To will and 
requier you To sumons Ensign Thomas Harris and Nicholas 
Harris Zachariah jones and his wife to make there personall 
Aperance Att the Afore said Court to Giue Euidence in said 
Cace Giuen vnder my hand and seal the day and year afore 
said William Hopkins Asistant 

[0611] To James Dexter Town sarjant Greeting These 
Are in her Majesties Name Anne by the Grace of God ouer 
England Queen &"" To will and Requier you on sight here of 
to Goe and Arest the body of one Tom chese and him in safe 
Custety to keep vntill hee put in baiel Returnable Acording to 
Law to make his personall Aperance Att A Court of Majes- 
trats To bee held for her Majestic Att the hous of John whipple 
in prouidence on Tusday the 25* day of this instant July i704 
and third yere of her Majesties Raign then and ther to Answer 
the Complaint of Joseph whipple in An Action of Debt twelue 
shillings and teen pence and all soe to Answer for suspition 



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of steling A silkier Cup here of fail not Giuen vnder my hand 
and seal this 21"' day of July in this year 1704. 

William Hopkins Asistant 

[0612] July I th 14"^ I then Receuied of Affter fenner 
twelue shillings in 

Samuell Relfe being of full age testifieth & saith 

William Randoll junjor being jngaged acording to Law 
testifieth & saith that Jorge Right wrought with Jacob Ckark 
about four yeares sence aboute as bout a month & furder saith 
not 

Engaged befour me this 25"' [ ] July i704) 

Joseph Williams As[ ] 

the Case being Called betwix plantiue & defendant in the 
Cas betwixt Jorge Righte plantiue & Jacob Clark defendant 
the defendant Answereth not therf wee Enter a niall discit 
acording to Law) : wee hauing wayed the matter brougt befour 
Vss this day betwixt Jorge Right plantif & Jacob Clark de- 
fendant in an action of debt thenty seuen shillings the defend- 
a[ ] was silent & answered not therfoure our sentence is that 
the defendant shall pay Vnto the plantif the 27 shilling^ sued 
for and Coste of Count the Cost of Court is o-^ - 1 1^ - 6'' 

[0613] To the Town Mett vpon adjvrn""' y^ 3''^ of feb : 

I 170I I 

Genttlemen 

These are to desire you to be pleased to Grant me the 
Quantity of 40 foot square on y*" side of y" Bank against y'" 
frount of my | fathers | Lott by y'' water side; though y^ place 
there, may not allow of aboue ten foot deep on y*" sd Banck : 



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with y' prieuiledg of wharffage Sec as hath been uscally Granted 
to others for y' which I shall be Thenkfull unto you, 
And Remaine yours to sarue 

Daniel Abbot | j"'"' | 
( Verso) 

To y'' Towne mett this 27"' of July | 1704 | 

Genttlemen. 

These are to desiar you to be pleasd to order that there 
may be no lot nor lots granted on wayboset side from mudey 
bridge to y*" pint of wayboset but that it may bee stated 
Com|onl for Euer 

Joseph Whipple 

This Bill is Granted ; 

[0614] To the Towne Mett. this 27"^ of July 1704 

Genttlemen 

These are to desiar you to be pleased to grant me y*" quan- 
tety of 40 foot I of ground \ on y'^ side of y" bank, aganst y^ 
frount of my fathers lot and y*" priuelige be longing thare un- 
tow, and in so doing you would oblidge your freind 

Daniel Abbot jun' 

[0615] [ ] 

To the Towne of Providence met July y"" 27^'': 1704. 

Neighbours, 

My Request to you is that you would be Pleased to Grant 
me leave to Exchange about 7 or 8 acres of the land of my 
ffarme on which I Dwell, takeing it off from one part of my 
said farme, & to lay it adjoyneing to another part of the sd 
ffarme, if you will please so to doe, you will greatly pleasure, & 
Engage him who is your ffriend & Neighbour, 

John Malavery. / 

25 



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( Verso) 



John meleuery his bill 
This Bill is granted. / 



[0616] Quarter clay July 27"^ 1704. / 

Whereas by severall persons of this Towne it was this clay 
proposed to the Towne by bill that the Towne would Make 
choyce of two persons to inquire of y" inhabitants of Provi- 
dence, as also of other persons in y" Country to see what they 
will Contribute to the building of a Bridge from the Towne 
side of y*" salt Water in Providence Towne, begining against y^ 
West End of y" lott whereon Daniell Abbott his dwelling house 
standeth & so Cross y'^ Water unto y*" hill Called Wayboysett ; 
ffor that service the Towne have Nominated Gideon Cruffurd 
& Joseph Whipple (if they see cause to accept it) & to make 
returne unto y^ Towne of their success at y^ Quarter day in 
January next ; 

Copp'''^: ^. Tho: Olney Towne Clerk:/ 

There was once an ancient 

[0617] To the purchisors of prouidence met upon the 
27"' of July 1704 

Gentlemen | wee | suppose that | wee | need not to tel you 
of the great wont of grass there is amoungst us at this time 
and wee haue all Ready scene sum disorderly proceding upon 
our out medows by mowing of them before the day apoynted 
and the Encrochment made by forinors upon us as is Reported 

our Recjuest is | therefore | to the purchisors of said proui- 
dence that there be sum speddi Care taken about our grass 
that is neere home as namely the thach that there be a more 
perfict order made Conocerning the mowing there of that Each 



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propriator may peaceably injoy his part and not to be thrust 
out by a great Company and sum of them hauc litel or no 
Right which may Cause great trubele at this time if not Ceare 
fully preuented 

Joseph Williams Asistant 
Thomas ffenner Justice 
Samuel Wilkinson 
Gedion Crauffurd 

[0618] Ensign Thomas Harris beeing of ful age and in 
Gaged Acording to Law testefieth As falloeth that some Time 
in the winter in the yeare one thousand seuen hundered and 
three hee herde Benjaman Daily say that hee the said Daily 
was in Depted to Joseph Latham six shillings and further this 
Deponant saieth not Taken in Court Nicholas Harris beeing 
of full age and inGaged Acording to Law testefieth as falloeth 
that hee being Att hame Att his own hous the Last spring and 
Benjaman Daily Came thether and I askeed said Daily whether 
hee the said Daly was inDebted to Joseph Latham six shillings 
or not and hee said he was inDebted six shillings to said 
Latham wee haueing wayed | the matter | brought befour Vss 
this day 

wee see Caues to AJoyrne this Court Vntill the 25'*" of this 
jnstant at the hows of John whipples 

The Court is in being 

Gorge wright plantiue Jacob Clark Defendant 

Joseph Whipple plantiue AGainst one tom chees Defend- 
ant the said tom Chees hath Confesed jugement As to the 
Debt 

Wher as tom Chess was brought befoure Vss this day in an 



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action | of dep* | twelue shillings | lo^ | which the plantiue m 

Josph whiple Chargeth him with all the sd defendand Confesed 

the Charo-e therfour our sentence is that the defendant shall 

pay Vnto the planlijtue the 12' | 10'' | & the Cost of Court 

{Recto) 

Att A Court of Majestrats held for her majestic this \/^^\ 

day of iuly. \']0\. Att the hous of John Whipple in prouidence 

present att said Court 

Joseph williames | a • , ;,| 
-ir w 1 • ( Asistan t! 
William Hopkins ) 

Thomas ffenner justice 

Joseph Latham plantiue Against Benjeman Dayly Defend- 

ent in An action of Debt six shillings with all Dew damidgeis 

Thomas | Harris jun*" | plaintiue in An action of Debt on 

the balance of a Coumpt one pound four shillings Samuel 

Dayly Defendant 

wee fiend for the plantiue the balence & Coste of Court the 

plantiue prouided the Defendant will pay to the plaintiue one 

pound and three shillings and Eight peence by the 24'\ day of 

this instant July i704. then Exeqution shall bee stoped 

Joseph Williames Asistant 

William Hopkins /\sistant 

Thomas ffenner justice 

Samuell daly being Conuicted by Law to pay twenty four 

shilling but on Compliance said daly is to pay Cost of Court 

and to all att a Cort of majestrats 

[0619] providence 31. of august 1704. 
To on agrcmcnt Betuin James dexter Jnhabitant of this 
Tovn, and Muturin Alerd Jnhabitant of oxford in New Eng- 



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land for a p. s of a land called the dibles hoi. bclang the s*" 
James dexter consisting in three places, and in all six scors 
acres ther about, the conditions of the agrement are these. 

i that the s'^ James dexter give the said land to maturn 
Alard and executers, &c. fo fourtin year withuut ani benefit. 

2° that the s"^ Alard shall have the libertie to breck ani 
place of the s"^ land, and clearet and to cote any wood | that | 
he want for h.s own use without destroyng any timber. 

3° that the s"" James dexter shall bild upon the s*^ land a 
Celer twenty foot long and fourtin w.de w.th a chemoly upon 
his charges, w.th a floer. 

4° that after the s"^ Time of fourtin year the s'' land shall 
retorne to the s'' James dexter his Executors &c: 

this not is only memorandum, to serve us till we passe a 
larger instrument acording to law. and this shall have valu pay 
which, we declare to be bound one to on other till the s'' 

lareer instrument witnes our hand 

James Dexter 
the marck X of maturin 
alerd 
( Verso) 
James Angell being of full age testifieth & saith that he 
heard Richard Scott of providence at severall times, say that 
he bought of Joshuah Verin his home Lote|: & his salt medo 
of him 

taken on jngagement this 28"^ of may 1705 before me 

Joseph Williams Asistant 

[0620] At a Court of majestrats held for her majesty at 
the hows of John whipples in prouidence this 7"'. of jnstant 
September i704 Joseph trumball Cumplainiunt Against nehe- 



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miah shildon defendant for selling of strong Drinck by Retaile 
Conteray to Law on the third of this jnstant a night: present 
at sd Court : william hopk|ins| Asistant : 

Joseph Williams Asistan|t| 
Thomas ffenner Justice 

wee hauen wayed the Euidenceis and surcumstanceis of the 
mater by Law Comited vs our centence is that Neamiah Shel- 
don shall paye as a fine to the Quen twenty and four shillings 
in mony and that hee remain in Custety till the mony is payed 

William Hopkins Asistant 
Joseph williams Asistant 
Thomas ffenner justice 

John olney being of Lawfull age testefieth As falloeth hee 
being ingaged Acording to Law that hee being Att Warwick 
on the 3'' of this instant I stoped att Nehamyah Sheldons in 
Company with Joseph troumbel and drink part of a pot of here 
which Joseph trombel said hee Called for and I Drink a dram 
which was filed out of a gill pott 

John Whipple being of ful age and ingageed acording to 
Law testefieth and saith that hee beeing in Company with Jo- 
seph trombel and John Olney att Nehamiah Sheldons hous 
and I asked said Sheldon for a giell of rum and said Shelldon 
brought it to mee and I payed him for it and I payed for a pot 
of here for Joseph troball to the said Neamyah Sheldon 

Joseph Tromball being of ful age and ingaged acording to 
Law testefieth and saieth that hee being att Neamiah Shell- 
dons in Company with John Whipple and John olney and I 
Called for a pot of here and John whipple Called for a gill of 
rum and Neamiah Sheldon brought both the rum and the beer 
and John whipple payed for them both 



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[0621] We whos names are here under writen being by 
the Commonors of prouidence Chosen as a Comniitte to Con- 
sider of a more perfet and Equall way for the mowing of | the | 
thach 

We haueing waied the matter and we do find it to bee ucry 
defucalt to make it aney wayes Equall in this ginarall way of 
mowing we haueing had the opinions of maney of the Com- 
monors and finding them most for a deuesion so that Each 
propriator may take his one when it will best sute his ocations 
— for this Seson 

We therefore do order that none but Commonors Shall 
mow thach for their own | use | upon the Common thach 
beads — and that | none | Shall begin to mow before it is Low 
water or nere Low water and wee do further order there Shall 
but one man mow upon a Right and if aney man Shall mow 
or Cause to be mowed Contorary to this order Shall forfit 
all the thach so mowed 

we therefore do Conceu that the most Equal and peaceable 
way is to deuide the thach beads to Each propriator his part 
with all Conueniant Speed — and allso wee do order that the 
day for the mowing of the thach Shall bee upon the day for- 
moreley apoynted by the Commonors that is to say upon the 
first Tuseday in September After Sun Rise 

John Dexter 
Joseph williams 
Thomas ffenner 

( Verso) 
Granted 
The meeting is desolved 



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[0622] whereas There Is A great need for the building & 
Erecting a bridge ouer prouidence Riuer and there hath been 
by the Town many debates concerning the great benifit as will 
ensue in Generall both to the said town and Country and for 
that end that there may be said thing effected and money 
gathered for said Concerne M"" Gideon Crafford & M' Joseph 
Whipple are desired to take an acco" of each person within 
said township what they will giue towards the same Its con- 
cluded as ffolloweth that said Bridg is to be Erected and set 
up where the Bridge formerly was and that each person that 
subscribes to the same doe it as a Just debt for said Concerne 
faithfully to be paid in to y" person Impowred and Requested 
to see whom will subscribe to the same at two Equal! payment 
to be as foUoweth one halfe paid down at or by the last of 
Aprill next ensueing the date hereof and the last payment allso 
well and truly to be paid at or by the last of September next 
ensueing Dated Prouid'^ the twelueth of January 1704/5 

Gedion Crauffurd . 06-00-00 

William haukncess 01 - 10-00 

John Whipple 02 - 10-00 

Joseph Trumbull 01 -00-00 

George right 00 - 10-00 

Pardon Tillinghast sener 00-12-00 

Phillip Tillinghast 01 -00-00 

Nicolas Power 03-00-00 

James Olney 01-00-00 

William Harris 01 -00-00 

Heniamin Carpenter 01 -00-00 

Samuell Winsor junr 00 - 12-00 



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( Verso) 
James Dexter oo - 15-00 

Peleg Rhodes 01 -00-00 

[0623] Agreements with Warwick Pautuxet &c Westen- 
adgue and several Grants viz in the northen wods 

[0624] To mary whipple the daughter of John whipple 
you are in her majestys name Required to Cum befoure the 
majestrats of prouidencc forth with to giue Euedence as to 
w^hot you know Consarnig ann Calums discorse with Mehet- 
ebel yats the Last night : her of faile you not) 

giuen vnder my hand this 14"' of march 170I 

Joseph wilHams Asistant: 

John Whipple the sun of Joseph whipple being of full age 
testifi|eth| & saith that he heard James Lahore say on munday 
Last the 12"' jnstant that he & ann Calum whippt mehethebel 
yats taken on jngagement this 14"' of march 170I by me 

Joseph Williams Asistant: 

[0625] Whereas there hath for a long time been a differ- 
ence betweene the Purchassers & Proprietors of the Towne of 
Providence, in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 
Plantations in New England, & the Purchassers & Proprietors 
of the Towne of Warwick in said Colloney concerning a de- 
videins bound betweene their two Plantations as to Title of 
land : And both the Purchassers & Proprietors of the Planta- 
tion of said Providence, & the Purchassers & Proprietors of 
the Plantation of s"^ Warwick haveing (both Partyes) Well 
Weighed the Circumstances, as to what the Consequence of 
such difference might be (if not timely prevented) have thought 



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good to put a Period thereunto by an Amicable agreement 
betvveene themselves, that so a Mutuall Correspondency with 
each other May be held, & all Alination & Animosityes may 
be Extingushed unto Posteritye ; Jn Order thereunto the Pur- 
chassers & Proprietors of the Towne of Providence made 
choyce of f¥ive Persons (viz) IVP Joseph Williams, Major John 
Dexter, Leift"': Samuell Wilkeson, M' Gideon Cruffurd & 
Cap*": Tho: ffenner, ordering & impowering of those ffive 
Persons (on their behalfe) to settle Matters as to the southerne 
Extent of s'^ Plantation of Providence, as to what lieth on the 
west side of the line in s'^ Plantation called the seven Mile 
line ; And the Purchassers & Proprietors of the Towne of 
Warwick, in like Manner made Choyce of three Persons (viz) 
M' Benjamin Barton, M' Job Greene, & M"" John Waterman, 
ordering & impowering of those three Persons (on their be- 
halfe) to settle Matters as to the Northerne Extent of s*^ Plan- 
tation of Warwick, begining so farr Westward as Providence 
seven Mile line ; & so goe forward Westward to the Westerne 
Extent of Warwick Plantation ; The which was by both Par- 
tyes accordingly Performed & done ; begining at a White Cake 
tree marked & stones laid about its Roote standing a little 
way Northward from that Branch of Pautuxet River which 
Jssueth out of the Pond called Punhungansett Pond, the 
which branch is Called Punhunganset branch ; And so from 
the s'' White Oake tree Rangeing away on a line west unto the 
Northerne Extent of s'' Warwick Plantation: The which s"^ 
line Crosseth the s'^ branch of the River flfive times in about 
one mile & a halfes way from the s'^ White Oake tree ; And in 
the said Range about ffoure miles from the s'* white Oake 
tree there being a Remarkeable Ridge of a little Hill of Rocks 



[ 20I ] 

with a heape of stones laid on it for a Range Marke, & from 
thence about three Miles forward in the Range to a Beaver 
Damm at the south End of a Piece of Meaddow & a Pine 
Swampe, & from thence about a Mile to the Southerne part of 
a hill neare to the ffoote of the s"^ Hill, & from said hill about 
a Mile & a halfe to a lone Rock standing upon a hill, & so 
about a Mile from s'^ Rock to a River called Mosops River, 
there being trees Marked in the Range on both sides of s'^ 
River; & from s"^ River in the line still to Range about halfe a 
mile farther to a small tree Marked, the which tree is in the 
Collony line, & also is a bound Marke betweene the s'^ two 
Plantations of s"^ Providence & Warwick; Jn the which s"* 
line are severall trees marked for Range trees, Each tree being 
Marked on foure sides, on the North side with the letter, P, for 
Providence, on the south side with the letter, W, for Warwick, 
& on the East & West sides with the letter, R, for Range 
trees ; And that the lands being & being on the North side of 
the s^ line with all & Every the appurtenances, Wee the 
abovesd Benjamin Barton, Job Greene & John Waterman Have 
Remised, Released, & forever Quittclaimed, And by these 
Presents, for, & on the behalfe of the Purchassers & Proprie- 
tors of s^ Plantations of s^ Warwick Doe fully Clearely & 
Absolutely Remise, Release, and forever Quittclaime (by ver- 
tue of any Claime as Purchassers & Proprietors of s'^ War- 
wick) unto the Purchassers & Proprietors of s'^ Providence & 
their Heirs & Assignes forever; And that the lands being & 
being on the south side of the said line, wee the abouesd 
Joseph Williams, John Dexter, Samuell Wilkeson, Thomas 
ffenner, & Gideon Cruffurd, Have with all & Every the Appur- 
tenances, Remised, Released, & forever Quittclaimed, And by 



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these presents for, & on the behalfe of the Purchassers & Pro- 
prietors of s*^ Plantation of s'^ Providence Doe fully, Clearely, 
& Absolutely Remise, Release, & forever Quittclaime (by ver- 
tue of any Claime as Purchassers & Proprietors of s'' Provi- 
dence) unto the Purchassers & Proprietors of s'' Warwick & 
their Heirs &. Assignes forever ; But as for what of both the 
s'' Plantations is lieing & being on the East side of the s"^ 
seven mile line, or in the Course of it Running southward, 
what is before Exprest hath no Relation thereunto: This being 
the Conclusion, Determination, & full & joynt Agreement of 
both Partyes, for & on the behalfe of the Purchassers & Pro- 
prietors of the Plantation of s"^ Providence, & for & on the be- 
halfe of the Purchassers & Proprietors of the Plantation of s'^ 
Warwick, Jn wittnes thereof both Partyes have hereunto set 
their hands & scales this 20"' of march i yoj- & in the 4"' yeare 
of her majestys Reigne 

Signed & Sealed & deleverd in presents of Vss 
Wittness William Hopkins 
John Warner 

Joseph Williams [L. S.] Benjamin Barton [L. S.] 
John Dexter [L. S.] Job Greene [L. S.] 

Samuel Wilkinson [L. S.] John Waterman [L. S.] 
Gedion Crauffurd [L. S.] 
Thomas ffenner [L. S.] 
All the persons that Signed and Seled this Aboue writen 
instrcmont Acknowlidged the Same to bee thier Reall Act and 
deed beefore mee the day and year Aboue writen 

william Hopkins Asistant 

[0626] at a meeting of the purchesers this 13th of ffeb- 
wajryl 170,;! it is ordered & aorreed to chuse three men to 



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treat with some of prouidence to indeuor an Agreement with 
them (S: for that purpos haue chosen Benjamen Barton Job 
Greene & John waterman and do comit full power to them to 
make an absolute. Agreement if they see cause with | those | 
of prouidence that shallj bee apointed 

At a town meetinge held in Warwick march. 6.th. lyof m' 
Randall Holdon moderator 

Voted that the town do giue full power to the same pursons 
that ware lately chosen by the purchersers to act as they shall 
see cause for the jssuinge of aney deferance that may apeare 
with the men of prouidence 

True copies taken out of the Records March. lo. lyof 
atests Samuell Gorton Clark to town & pucces|ers| 

march the i6th i7o| A trew Copie of our Comision under 
our hands 

Benjamin Barton 
Job Greene 
John Waterman : 

[0627] To James Dexter Town sarjant Greting These 
Are in her Majesties name Anne by the Grace of God ouer 
England Queen &" To will and reequier you to warn All the 
purchesers and proprieters of the Lands on the west side of the 
seuen Mile Lign to meet to Geether Att the hous of John 
Whipple in this Town of prouidence on tusday the third day of 
Aperil 1 705 by teen of the Clock in the morning then and 
there to rescue An A Count of there Commitionars or trustees 
implied by said proprieters to treet with the Gentlemen of war- 
wick Concerning the sutharn Lign of our plantation and you 
are all so to warn all the ffreemen of prouidence to meet to 



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Gether at the time and place Aforesaid to Act and do Such 
thing or things As may bee for the prudencshall Afares of the 
Town hereof faile not Giuen vnder my hand and sele this 26*'' 
day of March 1705 

William Hopkins Asistant 

[0628] To the worshipfuU Moderator Asistants and Gen- 
tlemen the freemen of the Town of Prouidence Convenied 
together at a Town meetting at the House of John Whipple in 
s"*: Prouidence y*": 27"': day of Aprill 1705 The Exibition & 
humble Petetion of Richard Phillips of sd : Town Exhibiteth 
and sheweth 

That he the sd Petetioner hauing Purchased a Messuage 
and Certain Tract of Land at Moshopogue in the Township 
aforesd : of John sailes of sd Town as Referance being had to 
the Deede upon Record bearing Date the 23*^: of Jan^: i7of 
will more Plaine appeare in w*"'' : said Deede amongst other the 
Jmmunitys the said sailes did Jncert under his hand and scale 
that before the sale thereof he was the True Owner thereof 
and of Euery of the Bargained Premises which Caused your 
Petetioner to think it was Clear and free from all Jncumbrances 
whatso Euer, But since that M"": Joseph williams Asis*' and 
M"": Nathanael Waterman did Preferr a Bill to the Town in 
Order for Propegating a Highway Cross the Land Lying on 
the East side Moshopogue Pond which John sailes sold to 
your Petetioner wherupon the Town did order that a High- 
way should be Laid out Cleare Cross the Land of your Pete- 
tioner which is Like to be a Very Create Charge and also 
Loss to your Petetioner: for the Town hath Ordered | it | by 
Vertue of their Own Power Jmmediate and not from any for- 



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mer act or Provision that there was made ; that ther should 
be a High way Layd out through that Land whilst it was John 
sailes his land ; but Only Ordereth it now ; had the Order bin 
foanded upon a former Act or Provision your Petetioner might 
haue had Remidy otherwhere ; But now the Town hath Done 
it Exathoritate so that your Petitioner hath no other Redress 
but from the Town : The Town hauing Ordered said way hath 
Confirmed the Rest of the land in sd : Deede unto your Pete- 
tioner his heirs and Asigns for Euer, now your Petetioner 
humbly Concieues that if the Town hath Power to Lay out a 
highjwayl through a mans land without any former Provision 
then they haue Power to Confirme the Rest of the Land, and 
if Power to Confirm; then they haue Power to Destroy or 
make Voide any mans Properiaty. But this by the way — 
Your Petetioner thinks it but Reason and Just that M': Wil- 
liams and M"^: Waterman should haue all their Right Priui- 
ledges and Imunitys and that it would be wronge to Barr them 
of any Perticular of the same — But at the same | time | he is 
of the Opinion, and is Very sensible that it falls Very hard 
upon himself to haue a High way by open through his Land 
four Rods wide and half a mile Longe — Espec|i|ally when he 
knew nothing of it when he Bought it; w'^'' High way must of 
Necessity be fenced on Both sids w^'' you are sensible is a Very 
greate Charge and Incumbrance as well as Loss of Land 

Wherfore it is the Hu|m|ble Petetion of your supplicant 
that you would be Pleased to take the same into your Candid 
Considerations and would be Graciously Pleased to Allow 
unto your supplicant so much Lands out of the Towns Com- 
mons as you in your wisdoms shall think will be sufficiant to 
Answer 



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i^Recto) 
Answer your Petitioners Loss of Land and Charge of main- 
taining so much fence all w'^'' is humbly Prayed the Rather for 
that your suplicant hath heard that you haue Allowed some 
Persons (who haue had Highways Lay out by the Town 
through their Lands.) Lands out of the Towns Comons — 
Which if you will Grant it will Cause your humble supplicant 
to Rest and for Euer Obleige him to be your Humble saruant 

to Comand 

Richard Phillips 

( Verso) 

Richard Phillips his Petetion 

[0629] Samuell Whipple of providence beiing of full age 
testifieth & saith that his Brother John Whipple he vnder stood 
had A Letter of Aturny from Joshua Verin to Challinge his 
whole wright & he s'' whipple being Consarined About it this 
deponant Asked Richard scott of sd towne whether he had 
bought all sd Verins Righte in Comon sd scott answered that 
he had bought his home Lote & his shere of salt medoe & 
furder this deponant saith that sad scott said that he thought 
he had bought all sd Verims Right in providence but vpon 
search of his deed he found he had bought no more then his 
hows Lote & his medoe & Clamed no more than his deed men- 
tioned 

taken on jngaged this 28th of may 1705) 

Joseph Williams Asistan[ ] 

[0630] [L. S.] To John olney Town sarjant Greeting 
These Are in her Majesties name Anne by th[ ] Grace of God 
ouer England Queen &'^ to will and requier You to warn the 



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Town Counsel of prouidence to meet to Gether Att the hous of 
John Whipple on tusday the 12"' day of this instant junc by teen 
of the Clock in the Morning in order to proue the Last will of 
Joseph allderedge desesed and to Act and doe such other 
thing or things As may bee thought needfule relating the Es- 
tate of the said allderedge prouideing for the widow and Child- 
erin hereof fail not Giuen vnder my hand and seal this 9"' day 
of June 1705 

William Hopkins Asistant 

[0631] To Richard Waterman Henry Harris & Josep 
Mory Constables for the Towne of Prouidence within hir 
Majs*' Coloney of Rhoad island &c' Greeting 

These are to Require you in hir Majs" name Ann Queue 
of England &ct to go to y^ persons whose names are in y^ Rate 
bill or list which I haue here with sent you & Demand of Each 
person the sum of money that is set to there Respecttiue names 
by y^ Rate makers of y' Towne aboue sd : and Receue y" same 
and if any Person Refuse or niglect to pay his or there prepor- 
tion of sd Rate when demanded then you are here by Em- 
powered & Required to distrain on y' Estats of such Persons 
so Refuseing or niglecting y" valine of his or there preportion 
of sd Rate with a nough to pay y^ Charge that doth accrew by 
the distreaint ; you are here by further Required to geathor 
one halfe of Euory mans preportion of y' Rate which amounts 
to 80'*^ & bring it into my self Gene" Treaso"^ at ncwport or to 
my sucsesor in sd offis at or before y' 20^*^ day of Nouember 
next Ensueing y^ date here of & y^ other halfe which is So'" at 
or before y" 20*'^ day of jenewary next Ensueing y' date here of 
you are also Required to follow y^ instructions here after men- 



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tioned Here of you are not to faile on the pennielty of paying 
y^ whole sum your selues as y*" Law directs Giuen under my 
hand & seal at newport on Rhoad island this 2^ day of Ocf 

1705 

Nathaniel Sheffield Genr" Tre""" 

you are to take no other pay but the same sort y* was to be 
paid in y" Last 500''' Rate & at y'' same prise & you are not to 
pay nor discount of pon no account what soeuer out of y" first 
So"" but must bring it whole into y'' TresuoYy & out of y*" 
Last So"" you are [ ] Deduct your gathoring ffes for y*" 
gathoring y'' whole & to take Deputies bils & to pay y'^ Rate 
makers [ ] 10^ Each & pay Mr Tho Olney 6^ for wrighting & 
pay for killing of woulues &: to Nicholas Power for a Load of 
wood which he hath y^ Gou' order for ; And this is your order 
from Nath" Sheffield, Genr" Treaso"" 

To Richard Waterman Henry Harris & Joseph Mory Con- 
stable for y*" Towne of Prouidence within hir Majs'^ Coloney 
of Rhoad island &c' Greeting 

These are to authorise & Jmpower you or Eithor of you in 
hir Majs''' name Ann Queene of England &c^ Jf neede Require 
to take with you sofitiant aide to assist you in distraining on 
y" Estats of shuch persons y' Refuse or niglect to pay there 
por|po|tion of a Rate y' you haue a warrant to geathor under 
my hand and seal bareing date Oct' y'' 2^ 1 705 : and all persons 
with in y'' aboue sd Towne are here by Required to giue Obe- 
diancc to you in y" Execution of your offis as they will answer 
y*" Contrary as Conte[ ]pt of athority: 

Giuen Vnder my hand & scale this 4"' day of Oct' 1705 at 
newport on Rhoad island 

Nathaniel Sheffield Gener" Treaso' 



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These Copies ware taken out of of y*" O Riginal by niec. 

Richard Waterman Constable 
( Verso) 

Sara Carpinter widow x 00-15-04 

Nathaniel Waterman junr x 01-01-00 

Zachariah Rhoads x 00-04-00 

Beniamin Smith x 00 - x 14 - 00 

The Estate of John ffeild x 00-08-00 

William W ood 00 - 07 - 00 

Joseph Pits x 00-07-00 

Samuel Jorns x 00-04-00 

Phillip Vallit xx 00-04-00 

Samuel fhsk x 00 x 05 - 00 

Matlin Alard / 00-04-00 

John Stacy xx 00-06-00 

Epenetus Olney xx 00-10-06 

Elisha X Arnold x 01 - x 01 - 06 

Ruth Wipple widow x 00 - x 08 - 00 

Thomas Wails x 00-06-04 

William Edmonds x 00 - x 05 - 00 

Andrew Edmonds x x 00-04-00 

Edward Atwod 00 - 04 - 00 

John Wheaton x 00-04-00 

Sam Jndian x x 00-04-00 

Tom Jndian x x 00-03-00 

Sam Cheese 00-01-00 

d Sam Jndian junr x 00-01-00 

3 Eliezer Arnold jun'' x 00-06-06 

o Daniel Sweete 00 - 08 - 00 

Jonathan Willard 00 - 04 - 00 



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Jonathan Smith x 00-07-00 

Thomas Hoplkjins paid 00-10-02 

& Josiah Owen 00-03-06 

Joseph Mawry dV for Carriing the Rate 

to the Jsland 00 - 1 2 - 5 

I Receued i' - y"* - of Sam" Right 

Total 66 - 02 - 08 

Wheat att 3^ - 8'^ 

Ry att 2-6 

Jndian Corn att 2 -o ) W bushel 

Barly att 1-8 

Oats att I - o 

Sheeps woll att 9*^- ^^ pound 

Richard Browne & Joseph x x 01-08-06 

d Daniel Browne & Hosannah x 00-13-06 

9 Jabis Browne x 00-06-04 

u Juda X Browne x 00 - x 06 - 04 
Benjamin Beers & y'' Estate of 
Thomas Paty 

John Bullook x x 00 - 09 - 06 

Joseph Jincks x x 00-06-00 

Joseph Jincks jun' x x 00 - 1 1 - 06 

Nathaniel Jincks x 00 - 1 1 - 06 

Ebenezer Jincks x x 00-06-04 

William Jincks x x 00 - 1 1 - 06 

Samuel x Whipple jun'- 00 x 14-06 

Richard Coman / 00-05-00 

Jeamcs Applebee x x 00-04-00 

Gabril Burnoone x x 00-08-06 



00 - x 09 - 00 



[ 2U j 

I' }/ John Yeats x y 00-06-06 

Joseph Trumbal xx 00-04-00 

Thomas Whipple x 00-06-04 

Saluenus Scott x x 00-18-06 

Joseph Tucker x 00-08-00 

Joseph Bagly x 00-04-00 
Jonathan Sprague & his Son Jonathan x 01 x 00 -00 

Mary Darling & Tho her son 00 - 14-00 

Elizer Arnold & Josjeph his Son x 01 x 07 -06 

William Olney x x 00 -14 -00 

Elisha Smith x x 00-10-00 

Joseph Smith weauer x 00-13-06 

Jonathan Whipple x 00-12-06 

Thomas Olney jim"" x 00-12-06 
4^- lo^"* William Hawkings & his 2 Sons 
William & Stephen x 

Zachariah Mathuson x x 01-08-00 

John Gurney 00 08 - 00 

maor William Hopkins & his Son x 00-18-06 

Richard Waterman / 00 - 1 5 - 06 

Richard Phillips x 00-13-06 
mo Joseph Williams & his Son James x 00 x - 18 - 00 

I' Joseph Williams jun"" / 00-10-00 

Georoe Keech & his Son / 00 - 1 2 - 00 

Timothy Carpinter & his Son x 01 - x 02 - 00 

Thomas ffeild jun"" x 00 - 1 2 - 00 

Peleg Rhoads x 01-03-00 
John Sheldon & his Son; Nehemiah 00-15-06 

Beniamin Carpinter x x 01-01-06 

Stephen Arnold & his Mother 01 - 1 3 - 00 



01 X 06 - 06 



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Pardon Tillinghast xx 00-18-06 

Phillip Tillinghast x 00-10-06 

Beniamin Tillinghast x 00-10-00 

Joseph Tillinghast x 00 - 08 - oS 
Daniel Williams & his Peleg & Roger x 02 x 00 - 00 

Nicholas Power x x 00-16-06 

The Estate of John Lapem 00 - 04 - 00 

Gidian Crawffurd x 01-04-00 

3"^ Thomas ffeild & his Son William x 00-19-06 

o Nathaniel Waterman and his Son ) , 

Richard r °--'4-°6 

James Angel & his Son James x 01-08-06 

William Pray x 00-07-00 

Samuel Right x 00-07-00 

The Estate of Richard Scott x 00 x 14-06 
John Whipple & y*" Estate of Deliu- ) 
erance Arnold ; & Dortihy Rhoads j 

Joseph Whipple x x 01 14 06 

- 10'' John Smith millor x x 00- 14 06 

mr Thomas Olney x x 00-15-06 

John Olney x x 00-06-06 

James Dexter x x 00-09-06 

James Olney x 00x15-06 

James Browne x 00 x 18-06 

William Turpin xx 00-06-04 

II'' John Arnold xx 00-06-04 

William Harris x 00 x 14-00 

Joseph Smith Joy"" x x 00-08-00 

Samuel Whipple x x x 00-13-06 

Henry Addoms / 00-05-06 



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maor John Dexter x 01x15-06 

Archibauld Walker x 00-08-00 

Moses Bartolit xx 00-10-00 
Samuel Aldrig & y'^ Estate of Abra 



u Ljj- ^x 00 -16- 06 

ham Harding j 

Henry Estin x 00 - 1 5 - 06 

Thomas Estin x 00-08-06 

7' g"^ Samuel Winsor & Joshua 01 x 15 06 

( Verso) 

The looo"" Tax liuied on y' Colony the 28"' of August 1705 

J t is to be understood y' they y' payed halfe there Rate 

haue but one dash a Cross the stroak y' Leads from there 

names to y'' sum & they that haue paid all haue two dashes 

with y*" pen which makes a Crass 

Receued of Samuel Winsor upon y^ account of y*" Last 

payment 00"' - 10^ - o"" 

Receued of Joshua Winsor 00 -04-0 

There Remains behind 00 - 03 - 9 

[0632] At a Towne meeteing 27"' of Januarey 1672. M' 
Arthur ffenner Moderator ; 

Voated, That the Bill Presented to the Towne by Edward 
Smith shall be put upon the Records of this Towne ; and that 
Each Mans land according to the desire made manifest in that 
Bill, be Recorded in the Towne booke as their Lawfull Right 
& Jnheritance to them & their Heirs forever. 

Providence this 27"' of the 11"' Month 1672. / 

A Reasonable seasonable & Ready Way of inCouragement 
I to Planters | in their labours in that our Plantation of Provi- 
dence, Presented to the Towne Met. / 



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Neighbours, Whereas there hath been, & yet is vncom- 
fortable difference in this Towne about a New devision of 
lands, which you all sufificiently know; And in the time of this 
difference both sides have laid out 50 acres to divers Men, and 
some of those lands are knowne to be Relaid, & more feared, 
which proveth a great discouragement to Labourous men ; for 
the inCouragement therefore to the industerouse, doe you my 
Neighbours Resolve detirmine these two things ; ffirst. That 
all those severall shares of lands laid out in the New devision 
to Planters by both sides shall stand ; which shares Consisting 
of filifty acres, less or more, not Exceeding sixty ; And that 
Planter on both sides to whome the said 50 acres was first laid 
out, that land shall be his Proper Right whether the said Re- 
laying by Either side was willfully or ignorantly or vnder what 
Pretence soever done, any former act or yVcts, thing or things, 
Record or Records made to the Contrarey Notwithstanding. 

Secondly, That provision be Made for Recording the said 
50 acres shares in the Towns book to those Men to whome they 
were first laid out ; so may much of the fforrest be suddainly 
subdued by the labourious & become a ffruitefull ffield ; which 
is the desire of your Neighbour; 

Edward Smith. / 

Extracted out of Providence Records as there it stands 
Recorded in the booke called the booke with brass classps, in 
Page 119./ 

Coppied Januarey y^ 4"': 170I ^- me Tho: Olney Towne 
Clerk. / 

( Verso) 
ffor Daniell Abbott 



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[0633] Whereas we Arthur ffen"" William Wickenden, & 
Tho: Hopkins were Chosen and appoynted by y' Towne of 
providence to meet with three men of Pautuxett to runn y' 
Line betwixt this Towne & y' men of Pautuxet, according to 
y*" agreement in y^ Combination : This is therefore o' Report, 
That we have mett with William Arnold, William Harris & 
Zachariah Rhoades one day, and have Runn y' Line from y* 
fresh spring at y" head of Saxifrage Cove to y^ markt tree neer 
mashapauge feild, which Line may be knowne by y* Range 
Trees. 

The next time we mett with William Arnold, William Car- 
penf^, and Zachariah Rhoades, And we Ran from y^ sd mark't 
Tree northward to a centre betwixt y^ two Rivers vpon an 
Equall distanc neer vnto a great Rock ; & from thence westerly 
vpon a straight Line, neare vnto pauchassett River. / 

Pavtuxett this 29* of this 1 1"' month 68. / 

Arthur ffenner 
William Wickenden 
Tho: Hopkins his mark X 
Willia Arnold 
William Carpenf. 

This is a true Coppie of a writing w'^'' is in y' office, Cop- 
pied this first of Aprill 1679: ^ Daniel Abbot Clerk of y* 
Towne. 

And this I is I a Copa of y^ abovesd Coppie, as saith Dan- 
iel Abbot this p'sent day feb : 14"'. lyof: 

[0634] To the Towne meet 

Gen": I supose you may Remember that on our Quarter 
Day in January Last I presented a bill to the Towne wherein 



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I requested a liberty to Exchange a piece of Land, the which 
I Judged would (be (if obtained) greatly benifiscial to me, in 
Regard it would saue me the makeing of a great deale of 
fence, the Towne Redily granted my bill, the which I took 
very kindly. But I am informed that vpon the next Towne 
meeting day there was an other bill put in for the same Piece 
of Land to Remaine as stated Common, or as a stated high- 
way the which Bill was Likewise granted. Now Gen": the 
man that wrot the bill Last mentioned was presant when I 
presented my bill and made No objection against it, he was 
also knowing that I had a Dependance upon it, and that it 
would be greatly preageditiall to me to be hindred of it. Jn 
the time when the farme which is Now mine was in my father 
inlaw Whipple his hands the same man was then about to take 
up this small bitt of Land but when My father Whipple had 
Discoursed with him and inform |ed| him what a damage it 
would be to the farme he was so kinde as to forgoe it, and I 
hope he will also be as kinde Now. 

I haue No design to hinder the Landing of Boards in that 
place Jt is only for the Securing of my meddow and planting- 
Land which Lieth in the vally, which occasions me to Endev- 
our the ataining of that small bitt of Land, which I cannot do 
Else where without making abundance of fence New Ever 
year: Therefore my Humble Request is that you would please 
to take y^ Premisses in to your Consideration and yeld me Re- 
leife so fer as may be Cosistant with Reason — Which will 
Oblige me to serue you in what I may whilst that I am 

Silvanus Scott 

Aprill: 27th 1706 

( Verso) 

Silvanus Scotts Bill Refered 



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[0635] To W" Coddington Sheriff of her Maj'^'^ Collony 
of Rhoad Jsland & Prouidence plantations Or to her I)ei)uty 
Greeting 

Whereas we are Jnformed from Seueral parts; of tlie 
Threatning & Eminent danger this Collony is in as wel as the 
rest of her Maj''". prouince, on this Continant of being assaulted 
& Jnuaded by the Common Enemy w'\ is hourly Expected ; 
and if Great Charge the Collony Is at Like to be at in main- 
taining forces at Block Jsland, and y*" Great Expence in Main- 
taining the French prisionersas wel as the Pressing Neccessaty 
there is for the Collony to make Prouition for y" Defence and 
Saifety of the same, y*" Consideration of w'\ doth Require y^ 
Spedy Calling a Gen", assembly that such methods may be 
Taken as Necessaty doth Call for 

These are therefor by and with y*" aduice of y^ Gen" Coun- 
cel in her Maj*^^ name ann Queen of England (Sec; To Require 
you to giue Notice To y' assistants Justices and Wardens & 
Conseruat'^ of y"" Respectiue Towns in this Collony That they 
Cause the freemen of these Towns To meet Togeathere and 
make Choice of Such and Soe many wel Quallifyed men for 
Deputys as the Law doth Require to sit in Gen" assembly at 
y' Collony house in Newport the first weddensday Jn July 
Next then and there to Leuy and Raise such sum Or sums of 
money as there wil be accaction for ; for the Eues aboues'' you 
are also to giue Notice To the Deputy Genera^ assistants and 
Gen" Record"" y' they giue there attendence at y' Time and 
place afores'^ To sit in Gen" Assembly as is promisd Newport 
12 June 1706 

Sam' Cranston Gou' 

Coppy ^ W™: Coddington Sherriff 



[ ^is ] 

( Verso) 
For her Maj'^^ Service To y*" assis'" & Justices Prouidence 

[0636] To James Dexter towne Sarjeant grreteing | &c* | 
you are her by in her majestys name anne quenne ouer 
I England | Required to giue notice to all the freemen of this 
towne to mette togeathar on tusday next it being y' 25''' of this 
jnstant At the hows of m"" william terpines about teen of y^ 
Clock then & | ther | to make Ch|a|ose of fore weell quallified 
deputys to set in generall Asembly the first wensday in July 
next at the Collony howse in n|e|wport to Raise mony to by 
Amonition & Arms to defend the Collony Against th Common 
Enemy her of faile not giuen vnder my hand & scale this ig"' 
of June i7o6 

[L. S.] Joseph Williams Asistant 

[0637J To the town of providence meet this twenty Seu- 
enth Day of July 1706 it being the towns quarters Day 

friends I humbely petetion and Desier that you would be 
pleased to grant me free Liberty to be an inhabeten in your 
town to by Land if I See Cause or hier and to make youse of 
which if you Do So Do you will much Ablige me And I hope 
not Disablige your Seules 

And So I Rest in hopes you will take your humbell pete- 

teionrs petetion in Consideration And grante me my Requst 

which if you So Do you will Ablige 

Your friend and Seruent 

William Parsheon 

[0638] [L. S.] To James Dexter Town sarjant Greeting 
These Are in her Majesties name Anne ouer England Queen 
&'' To will and Requier | you | To Giue timeLy notice to the 



t ^'9 ] 

ffree men of this Town of prouidence that saterday the 27"' day 
of this instant July is the Towne Quarter day and that they meet 
by teen of the Clock in the morning on said day Att the hous 
of M' William Turpin to Act such things As may bee for the 
prudential Afares of the Town and you Are Allso to Giue 
Notice to the propriitors of the thach beds that they meet 
together Att the time and place Aboue said to rescue an 
Acount of the deuition of the said beads here of fail not (iiuen 
vnder my hand and sele this 15"' day of July in this year \'jo6. 

William Mopkins Asistant 

[0639] The return of y^ Thach beed in y"^ Loer beles coue 
Which conteins fore shers and belongeth To These Origenol 
rights as foloeth The right of Henare BroWne and y*" right of 
John Fenor and y" right of Danel Abut and half Thomas 
Hopkinses right and half William Arnoldis| right bearing det 
July y^ 27"' 1706 

( J^erso) 

The Rights of Thatch Bedd in y^ lower Bailys Cove. / 

[0640] To the Towne mett the. 27. July 1706 
Gen": we Whose names are here unto Subscribed being by 
the Town Chosen and apointed to take Survey of all the Com- 
mon thach beds belonging to the Town of Providence, And to 
make Such Equill Diuision there of that Each proprietor may 
know his Certain proportion there in; And in order there unto 
we haue according to the best of our Judgements both taken a 
Survey and IMade Division of the same (as will more at Large 
appear by o"" Return) But we finding such Disproportion in the 
Qualaty of the beds, that an Equil Quantaty would in no Re- 
spect Make an Equill division; were there fore forced to act 



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More by our Judgments than by Rule, and so we cannot be 
Certain that the Divisions are Just. And there fore our opin- 
ions are that it may be Conveniant for the town to Continue 
us Jmpowred in the busines untill such tim as there may be 
some trial had of our worke. or Else to appoint some other 
Persons in our steed to Make such alteration as may be thought 
Needfull for the more Efectual Accomplishmet of an Equallaty 
in the Diuision. 

And Gen": we must yet begg leue further to inform you 
y' we are also of opinion that there is one thing more which 
will be very Esencial to the Copleating of a full Equallaty in 
this afaire. And that is that the towne at this meeting do 
take Care that we may be paid for our trouble and labour in 
the aboue sd business Which will oblige us who are your 
friends and Neighbours. William Hopkins 

Joseph Jenckes juni"^ 
Thomas Olney jun*"^ 
James Browne 
James Olney 
( Verso) 
A Returne about the Thatch Bedds 

[0641] To the Towne Quarter Meeting met This 27: of 
January 170I 

fri|e|ndes & Neighbors praye be so kind as to Grant me 
Leaue to Take vp A Litell stripe of Land Lying be low the 
Towne street A Gainst my one Lootes Jentell men I hope you 
would be so kinde as to Grant me my Reques|t| seing sume 
Others in this Towne haue Bin : A Comodated in the same 
kind in so Doing you would Very Much, obleag your frind to 
serue you Nicholas Power 



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( Verso) 
Nicholas Powers Bill. / 

[0642] To the Towne met, January: 27. th 170^ Jt being 
a quarter meeting day 

Gen": men, we the Subscribers hereunto being a comniilee 
Chosen & Appoynted by the Purchasers and proprietor of this 
Towne of Providen|ce| for the Runing of the Lines and set- 
tling of I the I Boundarys of our plantation Do find that there 
are many Endeuouring to bring our Purchasse to the Narrow 
Confinement of a very Small tract, Cliping us short of what Js 
our Just Right on seuerall parts of ou Towne shippe some by 
pretended Purchasses, others petending to Court grants of 
other Colonys, haue made Jnroad upon us and haue Layd out 
several farmes, some Miles within our Towneshippe, which 
Proues a great Discovragement as well as hindrance unto 
many of our proprietors in Laying [ ]t their Lots (which 
otherwise to their great Advantage they Could haue don) in 
such parts of our Towneshippe, But most principally in that 
part wher Mendon corns in upon us. we were in some hopes 
there would haue been an End of that Differance betwixt men- 
don and our Towne, and that with Little Charge ; when we 
heard that y"" Gen": Assembly of y" Prouince had past an Act 
for the settling of the bounds between the two Colonys, and 
that they sent to the Government of our Colony to Choose 
men to Joyne w''' a commitee of theirs alredy Chosen for the 
runing of the Diuiding Line <S:c : But since we are informed 
that the aforesaid Act of the Province is only for the Renewing 
of a Line formerly Run, but by what order who Can tell — We 
conceiue that if the matter be so, as it is Reported, it will be 



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Necessary for our Towne (they being Principaly Concerned in 
the property of those Lands Bordering upon the Masachusets) 
to Look well to their business and see that the Colony do not to 
fer Comply with the Province Act in Renewing that so unjust 
and Jrreguler Line 

Gen": men we further offer to your Consideration whither 
or Noe it may Not be Expedient, Considering how Matters are 
Circumstanced between Mendon and our towne, forthwith to 
finjsh the runing of our Boundary Lines, And to order the 
Surveyors to Lay out three or foure Lots of Equell Quantaty 
with those without the seuen Mile Line; within that part of 
our Purchase which Mendon Claimes, and to giue them unto 
such of the Jnhabittants of our towne as will Defend the Title 
thereof at their owne Charge. Which Js all that offers at pres- 
ent from your friends and Neighbours 

Joseph williams Asistant: 
Samuel Wilkinson 
Gedion Crauffurd 
Thomas Fenner 
Joseph Jenckes juni' 

( Verso) 
Referred to y*" Purchassers, 

[0643] To James Dexter Sarjent of the town of proui- 
dence Greeteing 

you are here by Required in her maj""": name anne Queene 
ouer England &^ Required to giue notise to all the free men 
of this town of Prouidence that thay meete together the Eleu- 
enth Day of this instant feberuary lyof att the house of mr. 
william torpins att teen of the Clock in the fore noone in order 



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to Chose foLire well Ouolified men for Debuties to Set at the 
Coleny house in Newport the twenty fifth Day of this instant 
abouesaid here of faill you not giuin under my hand and Seal I 
this third Day of febuerary i yof 

[ ]oseph Williams Asistanjtj 

[0644] To the Gentlemen the Properiators of Prouidence 
Conuenied at the house of M"" William Turpin at Prouidence 
in the Colony of Road Jsland and Prouidence Plantations the 
22'': of February lyof 

Gentlemen we whose names are herunto subscribed Being 
A Comitte of the Properiators of Westquodniuk being Jnformed 
that some of you haue begun to Lay out Land on the southern 
side of the Northern Branch of Pautuxit Riuer that Cometh 
out of Punhanganset Pond and lying on the northern side of 
Warwick north Bounds w'^'': land is the Properiaty of us the sub- 
scribers and the Rest of Our Partners we do therfore in our 
Own behalfs and also in the behalf of the Rest of our Pertners 
forewarn and forbid you or any of you to make any Jmproue- 
ment of sd land as hauing no Right therunto as witness our 
hands this 21'': of February i/of 

Sam" Cranston 
Wes' Clarke 
Rob': Gardiner 
John Rhodes 
Simon Smith 
( Verso) 
To the Gentlemen the Properiators of Prouidence Con- 
uenied at the house of M"^: William Turpin at sd Prouidence 
the 22"^: of February lyof- 



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[0645] Whereas there is a percell of land lieing & being 
within the Towneship of Providence & adjoyneing to the north- 
earterne part of that Tract of land which the Towne of Provi- 
dence made over unto Edward Jnman and his Associates, And 
lieth betweene Pautuckett River & a Percell of land which is 
a part of the aforesd Tract of land by sd Towne Made over 
unto sd Edward Jnman & his Associates, & was laid out upon 
the Hill Called Wansokutt Hill ; And whereas the said Percell 
of land so lieing betweene sd Pautuckett river & sd Edward 
Jnman & his Associates their land hath not yet been disposed 
of by the Purchassers & Proprietors of sd Providence to any 
Person; And Capt": Richard Arnold & | Ensigne | Samuell 
Comestock both of sd Providence haveing some yeares made 
some improvement of said land by building & settling thereon, 
with other Manufactions on said land; And haveing Made 
reque|st| unto the Purchasers & Proprietors of sd Towne of 
Providence for a Grant of the sd Percell of land unto them the 
said Richard Arnold & | sd | Samuell Comestock ; The Pur- 
chasers & Proprietors of the lands & Plantation of the sd 
Towne of Providence haveing taken the matter into their 
Consideration, & haveing well Weighed the Circumstances, 
considering the said Richard Arnold & the sd Samuell Come- 
stock haveing made a settlement there, by placeing severall 
familyes on sd land, the w^'' to Remove off from sd land would 
be to them verv detremental & greatly to their Damage ; And 
the sd Richard Arnold & sd Samuell Co|m|stock & those 
others by them there settled being now in their way by Prope- 
gating of a Saw Mill & other improvements | of their time | 
which they may Exercise themselves in, which may be for 
their owne advantage, & also the benefitt of said Towne, where- 
upon the Purchassers & Proprietors of sd Providence Doe now 



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Grant unto the said Richard Arnold & Samucll Comestock 
that said Percell of land so lieing as aforesaid betvveene sd 
Pautucket River & sd land of Edward Jnman & Associates, to 
be unto the said Richard Arnold & Samuell Comestock, their 
Heirs & Assignes for Ever, Alwayes Provided, that the sd 
Richard Arnold & Samuell Comestock, their Heirs & Assignes 
doe Claime & hold sd land at all times by a Title from the 
Purchasers & Proprietors of sd Providence, And if that at any 
time any intrusion shall be made by any Persons upon sd land ; 
Then that the sd Richard Arnold & Samuell Comestock their 
Heirs & Assio-nes to defend the Title thereof at their owne 
Proper Cost & Charge. / The which sd Percell of land so 
Granted, is bounded on the Easterne & Northeasterne Parts 
with sd Pautuckett River, on the Westerne Part with sd 
Jnmans | aforesd | land on Wansokutt hill, & on the southerne 
& south westerne parts, Partly with sd Jnman & Associates 
land & Partly with land which sd Richard Arnold | formerly | 
tooke up upon a Right in sd Providence ; & on the Northcrne 
Part bounding with that River which Runneth by the North 
part or End of said Wansokutt Hill & so falleth into Pau- 
tuckett River. / 

This above written is by the Purchassers & Proprietors of 
Providence Granted at their meeting Aprill the 14"' : 1707. / 

This above written is Recorded in Providence Records in 
the I booke | for Entry of Deeds or land Evidences Number 
two, & in Page 74. 

Recorded Aprill tho 25'\ 1707: f Tho: Olney; Clerk./ 

( Verso) 
Capt": Arnold & Ensi": Comestocks Grant of land at Wan- 
sokutt ; / Recorded, 



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[0646] Whereas Co": Dudly Gov'' of the Masathusett 
Bay in New England hath signified to this Collony Now 
Assembled that their Gen'll : Assembly at Boston sitting 6"' 
of November 1706, upon the Complaynt of some of Mendom 
against some of Providence, that upon Pretence of Title of 
lands lieing Within their Province, & perticularly those that 
are signed to y^ Towne of Mendom, & have desired him to 
appoynt that Certaine Comissioners may be sent to renew the 
Antient line of their Province settled sixty foure yeares since 
by sworne & approved surveiors, And accordingly Nath", By- 
field & Nath": Paine Esq--^ M"^ Nath" Blagrove Maj'': Sam" 
Tharcher & Cap^- John Wares or any three of them are ap- 
poynted & impowred in answer to sd act of Gen'" Assembly in 
Boston beareing date as aforesd. 

Be it Enacted by this Assembly & y^ Authority hereof, & 
it is hereby Enacted that Comissioners shall be Chosen out 
of our Government, to take an inspection into what said Com- 
issioners shall doe on y* survey. And if sd Comissioners take 
their departure Right, then to Runn with them, that so a peace 
may be Continued betweene them & us; But if other Wise to 
forwarne & forbid them, & Cause them to desist; And in spe- 
ciall if they shall run their line across the River that is Called 
Pautucket or Blackstons River & so to Enter on y*" lands of 
Providence Towneshipp which they hold of or from this Col- 
loney ; And also to Runn our North line betweene them & us 
from Pautuckett ffalls to mete with the south line of the Masa- 
thusett ; Wee therefore appoynt & Authorise M"^ Thomas 
Olney Cap': Joseph Jenckes Cap' Rich'': Arnold, M""- Jonathan 
Sprague, Major Randall Holding & Cap': James Carder, or the 
Major part of them. / 

Copp'^'' : Aprill y'^ 28"' : 1 707 ; ^: Tho : Olney Towne Clerk. / 



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[0647] To M"^ Joseph Williams Assistant & Cap' : Thomas 
ffenner justice of y' peace in Providence in y'^ Collony of 
Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations, 

Whereas information & Complaint hath been given & Made 
unto us by M' Rich^ Greene Assistant & Capt" Simon Smith 
Attorney Gennerall & justice of y" Peace, that they with some 
others, by order of y*" Proprietors of Westquad Nauge persu- 
ant to an Act of y'' Gennerall Assembly of this Colloney 
(Granting a Towneshipp of sd Propriety) was Orderly & 
Peaceably Endeavouring to make an Exact survey of sd Pro- 
prietye & Purchass | so | as not to intrench upon any other 
Towneshipp or Purchass before Granted by Act of Assembly. 
but was by you under Pretence of aforce Apprehended as de- 
linquents and Comitted Prisoners into your Towne serjants 
Custody &c. 

Gentlemen, Wee thinke it very Eregular in you to Proceed 
in that Nature under Colour of Authoritye against two of y" 
Gennerall officers of said Collony, for had they in their survey 
intrenched upon your Purchase or Towneshipp, you ought to 
have laid y'' same before y^ Gennerall Assembly from whome 
they had their Power, that^ they Might have Rectified what 
Might have appeared amiss, or have taken a legall Course of 
law, if they had Trespassed against you, or upon you. 

The Premisses Considered, & upon y^ Request of said 
Greene & Smith, wee Can doe No less than Cite 3'ou c: doe 
hereby order you to appeare before y' next Gennerall Assem- 
bly at y" Election to Answere said Complaint, & to shew Rea- 
sons, if any you have, for your vn warrantable Proceedure (as it 
doth appeare unto us) & that in y' meanetime you aquitt & dis 
charge the sd Greene & Smith & others from their Confine- 
ment & other Obligations. / 



[ "8 ] 

Given under our hands & seales in Newport this i^* of May 

1707- / 

[L. S.] Samu" Cranston Go': 

[L. S.] Walter Clarke dpt Gou--: 

( Verso) 
A Coppye of y^ Gou"': & Deputy their summons. / 

[0648] Whereas there is an Expectation that by some 
Persons there will be some intrusion made upon the lands of 
our Towne of Providence in the Northerne Part of our Planta- 
tion, therefore in Order for a Preventing^ of the same the Pur- 
chassers & Proprietors of the lands of sd Towne of Providence 
Doe Grant unto Major William Hopkins, Capt": Richard 
Arnold, M"' Jonathan Sprague, M' Joseph W^iipple, & Ensigne 
Samuell Comestock to have one Thousand acres of land laid 
out unto them in the Northerne Part of our Towneshipp, all of 
them to be Equall sharers in the same, & the same to hold by 
vertue of a Title from the Purchassers & Proprietors of said 
Providence, And to vindecate said Title at their owne Proper 
Cost & Charge against all intruders whatsoever, & the same to 
defend by all lawfull Wayes & Meanes ; Endeavouring to the 
best of their vnderstandings, so farr forth as they Can, or May, 
to Prevent any intrenchment upon, or inroade to be by anp 
Person or Persons whatsoever intrudeing made into any Place 
of the Northerne part of sd Providence Plantatio|n| And that 
the sd Thousand acres of land shall be laid out Northward 
from that River which Runneth downe by the Northerne End of 
Wansokutt Hill And no Nearer southward towards the salt 
Water Harbour in sd Providence Towne than the Place 
where sd Samuell Comestock once on the Northerne side of 
sd River fenced in a yard, or to say inclosed a small Piece of 



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ground, And from sd spott of Cxroiind or yard a line to l)c 
drawne to lead away West, & sd Thousand Acres of land all 
to be laid out North from said line; And that of the sd thou- 
sand Acres of land, there shall Not be less than Two hundred 
acres laid out in one Percell ; And that Capt": Thomas ffenner 
and Capt": Samuell Wilkinson (Surveiors) are by y'= Purchas- 
sors & Proprietors of sd Providence appoynted & ordred to 
lay out said land unto sd Persons; And that the said Persons 
shall stand to the Matter & opose all intruders who shall 
attempt to breake in upon the northerne part of sd Plantation 
of sd Providence in any place thereof, & by all wayes & meancs 
lawfull to Maintaine & defend the Title thereof for & to the 
vse of the Purchassers & Proprietors of sd Providence, (1^ the 
matter to persue to Effect so farr forth as they Can or may ; 
But if they shall moete with such discouragements, & obstruc- 
tions whereby they shall see Cause to decline the matter & 
desist from further prossecuton therein, then all the aforesd 
land so granted shall returne againe & be unto the unto the 
Purchassers & Proprietors of sd Providence as it was before 
sd Grant was made ; But if they shall Persue the matter & 
Prossecute | the same | to | a | full Period as Premised ; Then 
all the sd Thousand Acres of land shall be unto the said five 
persons to them their Heirs & Assignes for Ever. 

At a Towne Meeteing may y'^ 19'^ 1707 the above written 
Jnstrument is by the Purchassers & Proprietors of Providence 
Granted, and is by the abovesd five Grantees accepted Before 
us Joseph williams Assistant 

Thomas Fenniw Assistnt 

( Verso) 
The Northern Grant to y' 5 Persons. / 



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[0649] To y'' proprieto'^ mett this 4''' day of y"^ 6"' mo: 
1707: 

Gentlemen, 

Wheras this old Divideing Line of Contention, 
w'^'' hath been heild in hand aboute 66 yeares in suspension ; 
[thereby accrueing dammages & Charges | to | many, already :] 
The w*"'' by y"^ ace" of some, is Like to be suspended so much 
Longer time, before it be finnished: The one reason for it is; 
y' Though it is readily granted y' y*" Centre of y^ 7 mile is, & 
must be yeilded to be pitch't, or sett, due west from foxes hill ; 
And so Consequentally from thence to be runn due north vnto 
wanasquatuckett River, for y*" divideing Line to be made. But 
yet y^ Query is, from y'' sd Centre of 7 mile from foxes hill ; 
vpon w' poynt of y'' Compass must they steer to, to Come to 
1 the I southermost extent of o"" plantation ; whether it be 
meant south-east & by south as some pretends; or south-west 
& by south, as others doe say ; or due south from y^ sd Centre 
of 7 mile, since it is apparent y' a due south Line (from y^ sd 
Centre of 7 mile) will not come within a mile | so high | as 
punhunggansett Brook. And whether then y" measureing due 
south from y^ sd Centre to y^ first Brook they Come to, w*"'' will 
be y*" Branch y' comes out of Mushasacutt pond (though made 
bigger (there,) by other Brooks & sinks y' comes into it,) must be 
deemed to be y'' souther-most Extent of o' plantation ; thereby 
Answering y" Ancient Agreement made with pautuxett men in 
y^ Combination. 

Since y" Conclusion of all sides is, That neither y'^ form', 
nor y*" Co-laterall Committees, did ever take vpon them (in any 
of there Transactions) to make voyd y' Ancient standing 
Agreem', The w"^'' hath been accounted, to be of force & virtue 
among vs, aboute 66 yeares. 



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And since it hath been iiseall with vs (as from v'' bcirininir 
w**" VS,) to have five men to be o'' Trustees for y"' ordering such 
Affaries: And also since, y" Late Committee have (in soe Long 
a time) Effected nothing (yet,) in y*^ Trust reposed in y' Affaire : 
Jt is thought fitt y' two men more be added vnto those 3 all- 
ready Chosen, to goe thorrow w"' y" buissnes in hand (y' hath 
been so Long a time suspended) &: see it accomplished, accord- 
ing to y' (Ancient) Agreement made with pautuxett men, in 
y" I sd I Combination. 

And furthermore we humbly conceive. That since there is 
no mention made by y*" Committee in their Agreem' w"' pau- 
tuxett men vpon w' poynt of y^ Compass they was to steer, in 
running y*" Line (at y*" head of y*" 7 mile (& no further) to the 
Extent of o' plantation southerly; Jt yet remaines in y*" power 
of y'^ proprieto'^ to decide, by a Casting vote, how it should be 
determined, & where to runn y" head Line. 

Remembering w^ y^ Constitution, & Resignation of m"" Wil- 
liams I his I purchasse was, | (to witt) | That y*" major part of 
those y' should be Admitted into y' fellowshippe of voateing, 
I &c : had pow' to ord' & | dispose | y" same. 

And also not forgetting. That so farr as y^ pautuxett men 
doth Claime a ^ticular proprietie (to them selves) to be di- 
vided from y^ Gen""" Common of y'^ Towne ; so farr y'" pautuxett 
River was, & is to be deemed, y' Souther-most Extent of o' 
plantation to divide w"' y'". According to y" first Article in y' 
Combination . w"'' saith. And so to divide beyond y"' Towne of 
Mashapauge between y'' two Rivers pautuxett and wanasqaut- 

ttuckett of an Even distance. 

Joseph Williams 

Thomas Fenner 

William Randall 

30 Joseph Whipple 



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[0650J To }''■ proprieto'' mett this 4 day of y'^ 6"' mo : i 707 : 

Gentlemen. 

Whereas this Long suspenclant Line of pautuxett, 
(w'^'' was form'ly begun to be run, & sett 7 mile,) yet still re- 
maines vnfinished vnto this day ; And in y'^ vacancy of w*"'' 
time of suspendancy, Landes have been Layd out vnto divers 
persons Concerned : though (doubtles) Aymeing to have such 
regard, as not to entrench (any wayes) besides y*" due extent of 
7 mile from foxes hill: Agreeing to form' order Concerneing 
it. But yet since y'' suspendancy hath been soe Long Contin- 
ued, before finishing y" same, through great neglect Concerne- 
ing it so Long a time: And y' Least therevpon, any veriation 
should happen to be (to y'^ damage of any Concerned) in y'' 
further proggress to be made in y"" Buissness, (w'^'' is sd to be, 
near at hand) now approaching 

Jt is thought i^tt, (therefore) for y*" Avoyding of further 
(future,) Contention ; yMt may be determined (before further 
proggress be made in y'^ finishing work now in hand :) y' w' 
Landes have been Layd out (form'ly) to any, on y" East side 
of y'^ 7 mile, shall stand good to them & theirs for Ever — not- 
withstanding. 

And y' y'^ Line intimated, is vnderstood to be, a due north 
& south Line, to be run, at y'' head of full 7 mile sett from 
foxes hill. 

The want of w''' ^formance Long agoe ; some | persons | 
hath l)een (a<;coLniled) to be in jeoperdy of Looseing their 
Landes, though Quietly possessed, aboute 10, 20, 30, 40, or 50 
yeares w"' | out | any Lawful 1 molestation. 

[0651] To IVL Nicholas Lange Sheriff of her maj'^ Collony 
of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations, his Lawfull Dep- 
uty or Deputyes. / 



r ^33 ] 

You are hereby in lier Maj''' Name Ann, Queenc of Kng- 
land Sl"": Required to summons Joseph Williams of the Towne 
of Providence in y" Collony abovesaid, Hsq' ; to make his law- 
full appearance at y" next Cien'" Court of Trialls to be holden 
for this Collony at Newport the first Tuesday in September 
next Ensueing y" date hereof, to answere y*" Complaynt of 
Richard Greene Esq"" &: Capt" Simon Smith, yeoman, both of 
y^ Towne of Warwick, in y^ Collony abovesd. Trustees for y"" 
Proprietors of Westquodniuk in sd Collony, in an Action of )■'' 
Case for vnjust Molestation as will at large be set forth by 
declaration to be fild in Court; Damage two hundred Pounds 
Current Money of New England ; hereof faile not, 8c make a 
true Returne of this summons; Given vnd' my hand at New- 
port y^ tenth day of June iu y"" sixth yeare of her Maj"' Reigne 

Annoq^ Domj 1707. / 

Wes Clarke Reed'. / 

I doe hereby Constitute James Dexter Towne serjant of 

Providence to serve this summons & make Returne according 

to law; June 14*^ 1707 

Nicho' Lange Sheriff 

A true Coppye, |^ Atest by me James Dexter Deputy 

ShriefY 

( Verso) 

A Coppye of a Summons. / 

[0652] providence July 28"^ 1707 to the pvrchisers and 
propriatores of the landes in thiee towne shipe. Whare as 
thare is vacant landes in the northerne partes of this towne 
shipe vnlayd ovjtj my desire is that yov wovld be pleased to 
give me leave to Take vpe of the same two hvndread acres to 
imeprove for my vce and in so doing I ramaine yovres to sarve 

Eliezer Arnold 



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[0653] [L. S.] where as there is great ocation for the 
purchasers and propriators of prouidence to met togeather to 
Concider of some orderly way for the Raiseing of Such Summ 
or Summs of money as shall be thought sofitiant to Defray 
the Charg that hath allready bin and such further Charg as 
is now uery likely to be Jncresed upon us : as allso for the 
more Speedy Setting forward of that line allready agreeed 
upon by the purchasers of said prouidence and same: men 
of pautuxett in partting of their land 

These are therefore Jn Her Majesties Name Anne Queen 
ouer England &^c to Requier you James Dexter Town Serjant 
forthwith on Sight hereof to warn all the purchasers and pro- 
priators of Said prouidence to met to geather at the now 
Dwelling House of william Turpaines in prouidence on the 
first munday in Agust next Cuming after the Date Hereof 
which will bee on the 4"' day of the munth then and there to 
order about the aboue Resighted busenis 

Giuen under our hands and Scales this 28"' day of July — 
1707 

Joseph Williams Assistant 
Thomas Fenner Assistant 

[0654] To James Dexter towne Serjeant grreteing / you 
are her by in her majestys name Anne queene ouer England 
&c' Required to giue all the free men of this towne notice to 
mete to gethar on the 27"' of this jnstant August at the howse 
of m' william terpeins about teen a clock in the fore noone to 
Chose two pety jury men & one grand jury man to set in the 
genarall Court of tryials the first tusday in September next At 
the Collony howse in Newport her of fail you not / 



t ^35 ] 

Giucn vnder my lianci & scale the 7"' of August 1707) 

Joseph Williams 
Asistant 

[0655] At a quarter Court April! y*^ if' 1660. / 

Ordred that six men shall be chosen to goe nex second day 
come seven Nights & set the bounds of our Plantation Twenty 
Miles from ffoxes hill Westward up in the Countrey. / 

Thomas Walling, Henry Browne, William Harris, William 
Wickeden, John ffenner, & Thomas Roberts are the men 
Chosen to set the boundes of the Plantation as aforesaid. & 
shall be paid out of y" Common Charge foure shillings a piece 
"^j day for every day they are out; And that they shall hire 
one Jndian for a guide on y^ Townes Charge. / 

Coppied out of Providence Records, August y"" 28''': 1707, 
^j Tho : Olney Towne Clerk. / 

( Verso) 

An order to set y" bounds of y^ plantation 20 Miles 

[0656] To James Dexter towne ;sar|jvant / | greteing | 
you are her by in her majestys name Anne queue of grate 
Britan Required to giue ; notice to all the free men of this 
towne of providence to mete togethar on munday next ate the 
hows of M"" William terpines about teen a Clock it being the 
towns quarter day the 20"': 7 of this jnstant to act & doe such 
things as may be: for this towns benifit her of faile you not 
giuen vnder my hand & scale this 2i day of October 1707 

[L. S.] Joseph Williams Asistant 

[0657] To the worshipfull Moderater and the Rest of y*^ 
proprietors of the Town of Prouidence Conuenied at AP Wil- 
liam Turpins this 7"' of Nouemb"": 1707 



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Wortliy Gentlemen we humbly Concieue that you are sen- 
sible nl the long and troublesom Controuersy that hath bin be- 
twixt your Propriety and Pautuxit mens in settling the Lines 
betwixt them the want of which hath already Cost both Partys 
an Jntolarabl, Cost and aduantage to those that wish the 
wellfare of Nither And for as much as we who are the Comitte 
for the Proprietors of Pautuxit whose hands are hereunto sub- 
scribed are sensible of the good JnClination amongst both 
Partys of their Willingness to agree for stating and setling sd : 
lines there being Diners Proposition Pro Et Contra to the 
same Effect the w''' we Cannot Perform nor boldly | utter | our 
minds in untill we know who are the men you haue Jmpowered 
and if you haue not Empowered Any as yet we Pray that you 
would now appoynt them and we shall be Ready to Treat and 
])() not Doubt but you shall find that we shall be Reasonable 
u|)on all accounts and we Assure 3'ou that we are the Comitte 
appoynted by Pautuxit men and haue full Power so we sub- 
scrib your saruants to Command 

Beniamin Carpenter 
Peleg Rhoades 

[0658] Know all men by these Presents that I Josiah 
Owen Jun' of Prouidence in the Colony of Rhoad island & 
Prouidence plantations, am holden & firmly do stand bound 
vnto the Majestrat' of said towne in the full sum of twenty 
pounds of Good and Lawfull siluor money of New England to 
l)e paid unto the said Majestrat' theire sucsessors or Certaine 
Attorney for the vse of the towne of Prouidence aforesaid 1\) 
the which Payment well & truly to be made & don I bind ouer 
«!s: Lay to morgage a Certaine percell of Land Eyeing on the 



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west side of the seauen mile Line Containeiiig seaueiiley (luc 
acress & also halfe a share of meadow of the first deuision the 
which Lands & meadow I had of my father in Law Tiiomas 
Etance Jn witness where of I do heere vnto set my hand «S: 
seale this first day of December in the yeare one thousand 
seauen hundred & seauen 

The Condition of this Obligation is shuch that if the aboue 
bound Josiah Owen his Executors or Administrators shall pay 
& Cleare all Charges that shall or may arise so as to kcej3e the 
towne of Prouidence aforesaid in damnified from all Charges 
or trouble as shall or may accrew by Reason of one Marcy 
Eastance daughter of Thomas Eastance aforesaid or the Childe 
that shee now goes with vntill the said Childe be boarn tS: 
Plast ou[ ] to sum place as the said majestrat' shall aproue of 
& for shuc[ ] time as they shall think fit then this Obligation 
shall be void Elce the same to stand & Remaine in full force. 
Efect &. vertue. 

The marke of Josiah X Owen | jun' | [L. S.] 

Signed sealled & deliuored Jn the presence of vss 
Daniell Williams 
Nicholas Power 

Know all men 

( Verso) 

Josiah Owen Jun's Bond 

[0659J [L. S.] To James Dexter town Sarjent of proui- 
dence Greeteing 

You Are here by in her maj-^' name Anne Queene ouer 
great britan | &c | Required to giue all the free men of this 
Town Notyce that thay meete together at the house of mr 



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william turpins on tusday next the twenty Seuenth Day of 
this instant to meete at ten of the Clock in the forenoone it 
being the towns Quarters Day then and there to Do Such 
business as may be a benefitt for this town And for the make- 
ing of A town Raite to Defray town Charges hereof faill you 

not 

Giuen under my hand and Seall this twenty first Day of 

January i7o| 

Joseph williams Asistant 

[0660] To y' Towne of Providence met Aprill y' 27"' 

1708 

Neighbours I have laid out a percell of land which I desire 
y^ Returne may be Recorded, but daniell Abbot seemes to 
make Clayme unto it, som say he hath no Right to it & I can- 
not git any through information from him one wayes nor 
another I Pray y' Towne to inspect y' matter & so order if it 
may be y' it may be knowne whether y'' land be his or mine 
that so I may (if it be mine have it Recorded 

Yo'' Neighbour Timothy Carpenter 

[0661] To y^ Towne met Januarey y' 27*'' 170I 
My request to y'^ Towne is that they would grant me leave 
to Exchange about 1 2 - acres of land of y' Tract on which my 
house stands, & to lay it downe on one side of my land, & take 
it upon the other side of sd land, adjoyneing to it ; 

Yo' Neighbour 

Tho: Angell. 
( Verso) 

This bill is Granted Provided a high way be left betweene 
y^ Changd land & y'' former land 



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[0662] To the purchasors of prouidence, met togcather 
this-25-of may— 1708 — upon AJurnment under Concid- 
eration of a ffull Determination about the Layeing out of the 
-40 -foot lots our opinions is that The purchasors best way 
will be to Chouse a Committe to order the whole mater about 
the -40 -foot lots and thereby the purchasors will be much 
Eased of truble and the busines much beter Elected 

Tho ffenner 
Samuel wilkinson 
Joseph Jenckes Ju' 
Silvanus Scott 
John Browne 
Phillip Tillinghast 
Thomas man 

[0663] To the towne of providence Mett, June 21 1708 

Gentt" men foras much as we whose Names are hereunto 

Subscribed are senceable that we made a great mistake in m' 

Timothy Carpenters Rate haueing rated him & his Son i pound 

9 shillings & 3 pence to the town rate and it should haue been 

but I pound & 7 pence And knowing that we made the town 

rate biger than our Order was Our Request now is that y' sd 

M' Carpenter may haue the Sum of 8 shillings & 8 pence paid 

him again out of the towns mony 

Ebenezer Jenckes. 

William Harris, 
datted June 21, 1708 

[0664] Whereas at a IMeeteing of y" Purchassers & Pro- 
prietors of this our Towne of Providence on y" 18"' of May 
1708 some Proposition was made as Concerning a Treaty with 



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Sam" Cranston, weston Clark, Robert Gardiner, John Roades 
Richard Greene & Simon Smith | with | some others who 
make Claime to some lands lieing & being within our Towne- 
shipp of sd Providence ; The Purchassers & Proprietors | con- 
sidering the matter; | that in Case the aforesd Persons & their 
Associates were inclineable to such a thing & did propegate 
the Choyce of a Comittee to Treat & agree the Matter in dif- 
ference, (if it so might be brought too) in order thereunto did 
Nominate & appoynt five persons for their Comittee (namely) 
Major Joseph Jenckes, Capt" Thomas ffenner, Major will'" 
Hopkins, Capt" Sam" Wilkinson & Tho: Olney sen': And 
whereas at the Towne meeteing of Election in sd Providence 
June y' 21, 1708 held by Adjornem': there was some lines 
presented signed Simon Smith which gave an account that y' 
abovesd Persons (to weet, Sam" Cranston, Weston Clark &C,) 
& their Associates, in order to y^ Premisses had made Choyce 
of their Comittee, & Nominated y*' Time & place for Meeteing; 
Wee the Purchassers & Proprietors of sd Providence who now 
being Present at y^ aforesd meeteing of Election, Doe now 
Rattifie & Confirme the aforesd Choyce of y' aforementioned 
five Persons nominated & appoynted a Comittee for y^ Pur- 
chassers & Proprietors of sd Providence; hereby Jnvesting & 
impowering of them the sd five Persons, or y^ major Part of 
them ; Their aforesd oppositts, & their Comittee to Treate, 
Adjetate, discourse & the s"^ Difference (if they shall see Cause) 
to Compromise, detirmin & agree; and therein, in all perticu- 
lars to act according as their understandings shall them direct ; 
And what our sd Comittee, or y"" Major Part of them shall doe 
& Performe as to y^ Premisses shall be & stand good & Effect- 
uall as the act of y^ Purchassers & Proprietors of Providence 
Coppied July y"^ 9"': 1708. f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 



[ ^4> ] 

( Vei'so) 
A Coppy for y*^ Comittee to act for an Agreement, 

[0665] Whereas it is in the Towne of Providence booke 
with a Parchment Cover, the bo[ ] of their Towne acts & 
orders which began in y^ yeare 1677, inserted in page y' 68,' ' 
Jt is Granted unto John Whipple jiuV that he shall have forty 
foote square of land above high water marke, & the breadth of 
y* sd land to y^ Channell against the Lott which y' sd John 
Whipple liveth upon, not damnifieing y^ Townes Highway; 
And whereas the Now John Whipple son & heir of y^ aforesd 
John Whipple maketh & layith a Claime to y= sd forty foote 
square of lands & y^ same breadth of y'= said land to y^ Chan- 
nill as in sd booke is inserted ; (the which he Challengeth by 
vertue of what in sd booke is Exprest; Although y*-" Towne 
surveior only laid out unto his ffather a Piece of land forty 
foote square ; & there being Considerable land betweene it & 
y^ River Channell, the which for any perticular Person to 
apropriate would be greatly detrementall to the Towne, by 
Reason that it would there Obstruct all Passage over y^ River 
for herds of Cattell & for landing any thing transported by 
Water &C: The Towne Weighing all Circumstances Relateing 
to y^ Matter, both as to what they found in said booke written^ 
as also to what the Consequence Would be, declined to accept 
the surveiors Returne as to y'= laying out so much as he did (to 
say) the Piece forty foote square, where upon a difference arose 
betweene the now John Whipple & y^ Towne ; but after some 
adjetation of y' matter, the sd John Whipple & y' Towne came 
to this agreement, (viz) That the said John Whipple should 
for himselfe & his Heirs & Assignes for Ever wholy Release 



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& Quitt claime unto y*" Towne & to their successors all his 
Right, Jntrest, or Colour of Claime & Title that doth or might 
any Wayes to him belong by vertue of what is in sd booke 
Exprest as aforesd, in all the land lieing betweene y^ aforesd 
Piece of land forty foote square laid out by y^ Towne surveior, 
& the Channiell of y* River; And that the sd John Whipple 
shall Retaine & have both to him, his Heirs & Assignes for 
Ever the sd piece of land forty foote square as aforesd laid out 
by y^ Towne surveior in y*" Place where it lieth ; And in Con- 
sideration of y" aforesd Release or Relinquishment the Towne 
doe Allow unto y^ sd John Whipple to be unto him, his Heirs 
& Assignes for Ever so much land More adjoyneing to y^ 
aforesd Piece of land already laid out as will make forty foote 
square of land, (if laid square ;) & so to be laid out as not to 
damnific any Passage or high Way ; this agreement was fully, 
freely & Absolutely made done Concluded and Performed be- 
tweene both partyes as aforesd in open Towne Meeteing 
nemene Contradicent. / 

The above Written Order & agreem' : was Made at a quar- 
ter day meeting Januarey y'^ 27*^': lyof. 

Coppied July y' 15''': 1708: "p Tho: Olney, Clerk. / 

[0666] John Whipple of Providence (jun') upon y^ 4"' day 
of December Anno, 1663, was Lawfully Married unto Mary 
Olney of Providence, they being first Published according to 
Law, then Lawfully married Each to Other; by William fiield, 
Assis^: 

Coppied out of Providence Records August y^ 23*'': 1708 

f Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 

John Whipple, son unto John Whipple jun' :, & Mary his 



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wife, was borne at Providence upon the 2'"^ day of OctobtT, it 
being the 3"' day of y^ weeke, & in y" yeare 1666. 

Coppied out of Providence Records August y" 23'''': 1708 

f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 
( Verso) 
£for Jo:" whipple, 

[0667] Newport Sc. 

To y^ hon''d Court of tryalls sitting Newport with 
in & for her maj''^ CoUony of Rhoad Jsland &: prouidence 
plan'^: y^ first tusday in Sepf 1708 

The declaration & Complaint of John Whipple of proui- 
dence in y"" Collony Aboue sd Eldest son & heire of John 
Whipple of sd prouidence in y*" Collony Aboue sd Deceased & 
Grandson & heire of John Whipple father of his sd father of 
sd prouidence Deceased pla' Against Ruth Whipple Jnhabitant 
of prouidence in y^ Collony Aboue sd Widdow & Relict of 
Benj Whipple of sd prouidence in y^ Collony Aboue sd De- 
ceased Def in An Action of trespas & Ejectmenjt| as Appeares 
p' writt baring date y' sixteenth day of July in y^ seuenth year 
of her Maj"'^' Reigne Ann Queen of Greatt Brittaine &c Annq' 
[ ] Nostri 1708 Damage fo[ ]e hundred pounds Currant 
Mony of New England &c Humbly sheweth y' y" Deft wrong- 
fu|llyj with holdeth from y" pla': y" possestion of A Certaine 
tract or p'ecell of Land Lying within y' township of sd proui- 
dence in y^ Collony Aboue sd it being vpland Low Land 
Arabell Land meadow & Orchard Containing by Estamation 
twelue Acres be y^ same more or Less with y" Mantion hous 
fences & Edifices thare vpon y^ Land being butted And 
bounded on y' North End with A Chestnutt tree And 



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from thence Riming vpon A straight Line southerly to Another 
Chestnut tree & y* southern side is bounded with A fence & 
so is AUso y^ Easterly side Bounded with A fence w'^^ fence 
Continueth bounding it on y^ Northerne side vntill it Corns to 
y'' first mentioned Chestnutt tree which Land & premices is 
part of A right of Land which m' John Whipple Aboue sd 
Grand father of y"" pla* Gaue to his son Benjamin Whipple 
Abouesd Deceased by his Last will And testament baring date 
y^ Eight day of May 1682 y^ sd right of Land was Giuen vnto 
him sd Benj Whipple & not to his heires so y' Now y^ sd Benj 
Whipple is Dead According to Law y^ Land reuerts to y' 
Doner, & his heires Now y'^ pla* saith y' hee is y^ true & vn- 
doubted heire of y" sd Doner or Giuer being y^ Eldest son & 
heire of y^ Aforesd John Whipple Deceased who was y*" Eldest 
sone & heire of sd Doner, whareby y" Land, & premices sued 
for is fell in | y*" | right | Line | Decendant to him y'^ sd Pla* 
who is y' right heire thareof as by y^ seuerall manuscripts & 
Wrighting, to be produced in Court will more plaine Appeare 
Now y'' plan'f in fact saith y* y^ Def* Wrongfully [ Jithholdes 
y^ possestion of y^ Aboue sd premices from him sd Pla' to his 
Damage foure hundred pounds Currant Mony of New England 
as Layd in y^ writt which fforseth him to bring this his Action 
praying for Justis in y^ Case 

John Whipple Pla' 

Coppy vera 

1 Wes' Clarke Recd^ 
( Verso) 

Jo" Whipplcs Decleration. 

[0668] To the purchasors and propriators of prouidence 
mett togather this 20"' day of September 1708 



[ -^45 ] 

Genttlemen it is Like that it will not be newes to Sum of 
you to tell you that there was a Line agreed vpon by the aboue 
Sd purchasors and propriators of prouidencc and Sum men of 
pautuxot for partting of Sum Lands from y'^ genarall Com- 
mons of prouidence, to begin at Saxefracks Coue and then to 
Run to a tree at mashapogue and then to Run westward upon 
an Euen disstance betwene pawtuxet Riuerand wonasquetucket 
Riuer which Line was formerly Carreyed to mashapogue and 
then from mashapogue neere vnto pachaset Riuer; then | in | y'' 
year 65 Sum time in y^ month of march men was Chosen for to 
Carry y^ Sd Line as far westward as Hipses Rock: and y^ men 
that was Chosen was william wickenden Henry Brown and John 
Brown who were Expresly ordred by y*" purchasors to goe for- 
ward with the work by y'^ 10"' of next April Ensueing, I Can not 
Larne that Euer they gaue any Account to y^ purchasors of 
any thing that y"" had done Concerning y* aforesd Line then 
againe Sumtime on or about y^ year | 82 | men were again 
Chosen to Carry y^ Sd Line as far west as Seuen miles from 
foxes hill who were Tho: olney and Arther ffenner Edward 
Smith Richard Arnold and william Hopkins and as yet I haue 
not known of any Account y' these Last mentioned fine men 
haue giuen to y*" purchasors, and now two of y' fiue men are 
Deseced : and m"" olney is now grown to be full of years So 
that Tho feild by a bill Exhibeted to y' purchars desiered y' 
m-" olney mought be dismised: So that it is now impossible 
that y^ work Can be done by those that are not now Liuje nig 
and such as are dis Able of Body, 

my Request is that y' purchasors this day would be pleased 
once more to Chewes a number of fiue men and Jmpower them, 
to perfit Sd Line for Such Long and tedious Delayes of a 



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work of So great a Concernment hath bin very hurtfull to Sum 

persons and if not yet timely Done may farther proue to their 

unspakeable Dammage 

Tho ffenner 

[0669] [L. S.] To James Dexter Town Sarjnt of proui- 
dcnce Greete[ ] 

You Are in her maj": name Anne Queene ouer great brit- 

ian Si'' : Required to giue all the free men of this town notise 

that theay meet to gether on thursday the Last Day of this 

instant to meet at ten of the Clock in the forenoone at the 

house of m': william turpins in ord': to Chose foure well Quol- 

lified men for Deputies to Set in Genrall Asembely in this 

town of prouidence the Last wednsday in October next Ensue- 

ing : here of faill you not. Giuen under my hand and Seall 

this 20"' Day of Sep": 1708 

Tho ffenner Assistant 

[0670] To y' proprieto'": mett vpon Adjurnem' this 29* 
day of Novemb'' 1708. 

Gentlemen. 

Whereas this Long suspendant Line of pautuxett w'^'' 
was form'ly begun to be sett 7 mile west from foxes hill Si 
(yet) remaines vnfinnish'd vnto this day ; And y' in y'' vacancy 
of w'^'' Tedious time of suspendancy Landes have been Layd 
out vnto divers men, though (doubtlesly,) Aimeing to have 
regard so, as not to entrech (any wayes) besides y" due extent 
of 7 mile west from y*" sd foxes hill : for y^ divideing Line to be 
made according to y^ first Article in y" Combination: w'^'' saith, 
& from y^ Towne of IVIassapague &c. To divide furthur be- 
tween pautuxett & wanasquttuckett of an Equeall (or) Even 



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distant ce| for, it is to be vnderstood, that so farr as pautuxett 
men does Claime a ^i^ticular propriety to themselucs to be 
divided from y^ Gen'all Common of y'' Towne ; so farr, y^ sd 
pautuxett River, is, to be deemed y'^ southermost Extent of o' 
plantation. 

And now for as much as further proggress is now approach- 
ing for y*" iinnishing y*" Line, or Lines of so Long suspend- 
ancy And y' in case any veriation should happen in y^ work by 
Cutting off men's Landes Contrary to there Expectations, the 
w'^'' they (perhaps) have Quietly possessed [being Layd out by 
y"^ Survey"" vnto them] some aboute 30, 40, 50, or 60 yeares 
without any Lawfull Mollestation. Remembering y' in y' 
yeare 1672: That an Act of y' | towne | was, that both sides 
Laying out should stand good to them & their heires for Ever. 

And therefore it is thought fitt, that before any further 
proggress be made in y' finnishing y' sd Lines: That an Act 
of y^ proprieto'' be, for y' Establishing | them | in their so 
Long possessions, on y'^ East side of y' 7 mile, for the Avoyd- 
ing of future Cavillings Concerneing it: And in case pautuxett 
want their due, to Lett them have it Layd out (in y' Lue 
thereof,) on y'^ west side of y' 7 mile Line in a Tract of Land 
togather where it may be found Common, not Layd out to 
any man. 

This is y'^ most Effectuall way to steer in, y' I can propose, 
To end this old perversness | or Controversy | in peace. 

Daniell Abbott 

It is (also) to be vnderstood, as I have been enform'd y^ 
though y^ greatest vengance is (by y' Roacher's) against Abbot, 
yet their designe hath been to Extend their dividing Line to 
Cutt off poor Randol, Vincent, Lapham, Thornton, young; 



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(& divers others y' might be named,) as well as y^ ffenn''s 
I housen | and poor Abbot's. 

( Verso) 
Daniel Abbot's bill to the Proprieto", relateing to the 
Long, & Tedious divideing Line : some, or part of w''^ hath 
been in hand a doeing, aboute 67 yeares. And haveing been 
soe many winters in y^ Cold, is neer perrished. 

[0671] To the Purchassers & Proprietors of Providence 
met by Adjornem' DeCember y*" 13"': 1708. 

Neighbours, 

My Request to you is, that you would be pleased to 
accomedate me with a small Piece of land about ] the | qua|n|- 
tety of a Warehouse lot lieing against y'' High Way which is 
betweene my ffather William his land & mine ; & for it I will 
Engage perpetually to make | & maintaine | the High way 
good & passable betweene it & y^ Warehouse lott whereon 
Providence Williams his warehouse stands; that is to say to 
maintaine y'' Streete Current & passable at that place ; the 
which will be a pretty deale of Cost in that place to make it 
passable, besides y'' Charge of maintaineing it; it being so 
much foundered away, & y^ water there haveing its Course ; 
The piece of land which I desire is that which I have fenced 
tS: improved for a Cow yard ; The which if you please to Grant, 
you will very much Engage your ffriend & Neighbour; 

Nicholas Power. / 
( Verso) 

Those who have warehouse lotts already taken up, and to 
have no draught; Pawtuxet line to be finished by yMast of 
March 

The Meeting adjorned to this day fortnight. / 

Granted only y*" quanty|tye| of one ware house lott, 



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[0672] We the Subscribers being Senceable that y' bill 
y' was presented this day being January y'^ ^"^ 170^ — bv Cap' 
Tho: ffenner is well worth our Serious Concideration Seeinp; 
y' highwayes are Likely to bee So Largely Extended upon us, 
yet we are hopefull that y'' power of y' Towne Towne Councils 
order about y*" highwaye Cannot be abbateed by perticuler per- 
sons marking out wayes or their pretended highwayes should 
hinder y^ orderly Laying out of a Conueniant highway to 
Leade from Towne to Towne which we Conceue to be of 
[ ]aty and of good use — But neuer y" Les wee doe Acknowl- 
edge our Selues thankfull unto Cap': ffenner for laying y'^ 
matter before us ; and shewing unto us y*" Euil y' may Cum 
upon us by makeing or Suffering to be made more highwayes 
then are needfull or any wayes profitable unto us we doe there- 
fore giue our opinions y' the two new marked waies y' they be 
forth with Condemned and Declared as none Lest y' for time 
to Come these may be Clamed as allowed wayes and wee be 
forced to grant y'" and to maintain y'" it will not be done with 
a Smoll Charge to make and maintaine a waye Sixteene or 
Seuenteene miles a Cross our Towneship from Benjamin 
wights to John Bartlits and we are further of oppinon that if 
any person or persons do here after marke or Cause to be 
marked any highway through our Towneship not hauing first 
a grant from y'' purchasors for y^ Same shall Suffer the pen- 
naltye of y'' Dammage that shall accrevv thereby 

Joseph Williams 

James Olney 

Joseph Whipple 

Thomas feild jun"" 

John Whipple 

Arther fenner 



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[0673] To the purchesors of this towne of prouidunc 
ienuary the 3'''^ 1 7o| at the hous of WilHam Turpine 

There haueing bin sum time spent about the forty foot lots 
in the towne street: and it being not yet setled: Wee therefore 
propose as folo|e|th that for as much as Justes Tilinghest sup- 
posing that there had bin a lot duto him upon Henore Reducs 
right I &c I and therefore built his shop upon one of the lots 
on that acount but wee finding that there is no lot duto him on 
that right it being taken up before, therefore in considoration 
that hee hath set his shop upon it allrede : that hee haue it for 
his labor of laying out the lots being one of the townes com- 
mite and in full satisfaction for his lebor in that commite and 
that the draft in Henore reducs right that has bin all|r|edy 
dran shall stand for nothing. 

and that the rest of the commite haue each of them half a 
lot for their lebor in that commite 

and that it bee uoted that upon the twenty first day of 
march next : each purcho|s|or come and take poseson of his lot 
by a free choyce according to his draft : and according to the 
former custom of this towne : and wee that are of the com- 
mite ether som or all of us do purpos that day to tend upon 
that work. 

Richard Arnold 
Joseph Whipple 
James Olney 
James Browne 

( Verso) 

The Comittees Returne about ware house lotts ; Jt is by 
voate allowed of & accepted. / 



[ -^5i ] 

[0674] To the Town meet this 24"' clay of January lyoS'-* 
my request is that you will Giue mee a forty fut Lot in the 
Town Streat Against my Lot in the Town in Concideration 
of my Laber for that I was twice inplyed to Lay out the 
Lots in Streat and for that I was inplyed Aleuen days for 
which I neuer Rescued to the valy of one peny and if you will 
Grant my Request you will Greatly oblidge your naighbor 

William Hopkins 

( Ve7^so) 
To the Porchessters & proprieters mett this 24 of Jan wary: 
1708 or 9: I haue two porches rits & haffe in the Towne: I 
pray y^ you will giue me lefe to: lay my hafe right of my 40"' 
ffootte lote to my other lots : which | will | be no damage to 
the Towne soe I Rest your ffreend 

Thomas fifield 
major Hopkins & nV fields Bills 

[0675] Prouedonce: ienewery: 31: lyof 

Taken up by daniel Comstock a stray maire of a brite 
bay colur brandid on the rite shouljder| and a marke on the 
rite ere and docked: Prised at: 25: shilings by: Thomas 
Arnold: aud Richard Arnold June"" both of prouedonce 

[0676] There is 91 acres & halfe an acre of land which 
hath some time since been laid out to John Whipple which he 
hath sold unto Joseph whipple, which y^ Records doe also 
make Mention of; But for as much as it was not by y^ surveior 
destinguished, but only said, in the Right of John Throck- 
morton & in y*^ Right of Joshue verrin, I could not tell how to 
place any certaine quantety of sd land to NL Throkmorton ffor 



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ought that I know there might be 90 acres of it on m'' throck- 
mortons Right, or there might not, it is uncertaine ; 

But haveing now done with what I can yet find by y^ 
Records ; I shall mind something as to what fame reports as 
Concerning M' Throckmortons Right of lands, the | which | 
is also well knowne & hath by y'^ Antcient neighbours been 
well knowne as well as the Report of only fame, that m"" throck- 
morton had a house lott being 5 acres which Sam : wright 
dwells on, & one share of | salt | meadow neare to waybossett, 
& Two pi|e|ces of salt marsh more for another share of 
Meadow; The one piece lieing upon wanasquatucket River & 
the other piece adjoyned to m"^ Williams his Meaddow, which 
sd two pieces both made one share. The which said lot & 
Meaddow Henry wright bought ;, There is also 20 acres of land 
which Sam : wright sold unto M'' Cruf'^^ which was also M' 
Throckmortons, otherwise Sam : Wright Could not have had 
it to have sold. There is also a house lott which was Edward 
Copes on which Will"' Austin some time dwelt : 

There is also, one share of Meaddow upon the north side 
of Moshausuck River, by Dexters bridge. 

So that of y^ first devisions to both Throckmortons Rights 
they doe by Record & the knowledg of People appeare how, 
& in what state they lye in, 

ffor the first devision consisted of severall lottments, (viz) a 
house lott ; 2 shares of Meadow, a 6 acre lott, a 5 acre lott, a 
20 acre lot, & a 60 acre lot | to one Right | ; & it doth appeare 
that as to the first devision, to m' Throckmortons two Rights, 
there is | the | 4 shares of Meadow, there is the 2 house lotts, 
there is one of y'^ 5 acre lotts, there is one of y^ six acre lotts, 
there is one of the 20 acre lotts, & one of the sixty acre lotts ; 



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so that of y*" first devision there is only wanting a 60 acre lott 
& a 20 acre lot, & a 6 acre lott & a 5 acre lott; And fame hath 
strongly Reported that there was land of M' Throckmortons 
lieing in y'^neck in that arme of y^ great swampe where Daniell 
Browne his land lieth ; 

And as for y*^ other devisions on y^ East side of y' 7 mile 
line, There was to be a sixty acre devision, & 5 acres of meadow 
or 10 acres of other land in stead of meadow ; which was called 
a second devision, then after that there was | an | order to lay 
out a fifty acre share to Each purchaser, Called a 50 acre 
devision And after that it was ordered to lay out a 6 acre &: 
halfe percell of land, Called an Additional! devision. / 

And as to the first of these devisions belonging to M' 
Throckmorton as to both his Rights Dan : Abbott hath taken 
both them up; & one of the 50 acre devisio[ ] major Dexter 
tooke up ; 

And how much of y' Rest John Whipple hath taken up, 
as I said before, there is not any account given. 

( Verso) 

To y^ Tow[ ]et Aprill y'^ if" 1709. 

Whereas on y' behalfe of y*^ widdow Alice Dexter & y' 
[ ]eirs of y'^ deceased Major Dexter, it was unto y' Towne pro- 
posed ; That the Towne Records might be searched to find 
what account they Can give as Concerning the lands of John 
Throckmorton formerly of Providence; William Crawffurd 
haveing also of the Towne Clerk desired y' same thing; And 
I Tho : Olney Towne Clerk (in order thereunto) haveing be- 
stowed a great deale of time in searching, & made a dilegent 
search as to y'^ matter premissed ; & what I have found is as 



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followeth. (viz) sixty acres of land which m"" Throckmorton 
sold to M' Carpenter ; bounding on y'^ East partly with Tongue 
Pond, & Partly with Benedicts Bond, & partly with land which 
william Carpenter bought of Robert West ; And on y*" west 
with land which Wi'" : Carpenter bought of Steven Northup, 
& on y' south with land of Edward Jnman, & on y' North with 
y^ Comon. / 

Also 5 acres Neare wayboysett & boundes the north side 
of a 5 acre lott which Valentine Whittman sold to Henry 
ffowler. / 

Also six acres in y^ Neck which Benedict Arnold bought 
of M' Cope, Now in y^ Possession of Joseph Whipple. / 

Also, one share of Meaddow in y^ great Meaddow ; 

I also find find that there is sixty acres of land which did 
belong unto Tho : Slow lieing along the side of y*" long pond 
& Extendeth north one Cornner thereof towards Benedicts 
mead : bounded on y^ south with y^ way towards Mashapague, 
on y" East with Jo" : Throckmorton. / 

Jt is not said how much land M'' Throckmorton had there, 
whether 6o or 8o acres, but it must be some quantity of land 
to bound the East side of 6o acres ; but I have mentioned 
Concerning what y^ secords mention : / 

Also two Rights of y" Second devision in y'^ Possession of 
Daniell Abbott which Containes 140 acres; The place where 
y'^ land lyes & how Bounded is Expresed in y^ surveiors Re- 
turne on Record ; 

Also 50 acres of land being | in | one of y" Rights of John 
Throckmorton in a 50, acre devision laid out to Major Dexter : 

All the persells of land above mentioned, are all signified 
by y'' Records; but as to that land which is said to bound y*" 



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Easterne side of Slows 60 acres, the quantety is uncertainc; 
but those percells whose quantetys are Exprest, amounts to 
264 acres 

[0677] To the purchers met this: 29: day of August: 
1709 

Neighbors : it is much discorsed of and Credetebly beliueed 
by many of the purchers : that there is great disorder with 
respect to the making of sum lots of land on the west side of 
the seuen mile line near as large again as they of right ought 
to be : which thing if trew may proue of uery il Conciquence 
in many respects: if not time|ly| preuented: therefore we 
reques for the preuent|ing| of such great damiges as other wise 
may arise therein: that the purchers do order: 

i^^: that if any of the suruayers alreaddy hath or here^a'fter 
shall : giue any allowence to any lot or lots of land : on the 
west side of the seuen mile line : that all such suruayers : shalil 
mention in the return of the same lot of land in which he gaue 
the allowence : the full number of Acres : which he alloweth 
and the reason why he Alloweth it : or else all such allowences 
shall be uoid and of none effect 

secondly if any of the hundred and fifty Acre deuissino : or 
lots of land : on the west side of the seuen mile line : that is 
already layed out: or shall hereafter belayed out: shall at any 
time from this day forward : be found to exced the number of 
a hundred and sixty Acres: besides the allowence according 
to the method aboue mentioned: that all such ouer plush that 
exceds the number of a hundred and sixty Acres: shall return 
to the abouesaid purchers to dispose of as they shall think fit; 
and so according to the trew propotion and form : which is 



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mentioned about the abouesaid hundred and fifty Acres : shall 

be the method and form: according to the trew propotion 

therein Contained : for any lot or lots of land either greater or 

smaler that is or shall be layed out on the west side of the 

seuen mile line 

Arthur ffenner 

Peleg Rhoades 
Joseph Wilkinson 
Resolued waterman 
Ebenezer Sprague 
Joseph Williams 
( Verso) 

Whereas the meeting of y*" Purchassers & Proprietors mun- 
day y^ 29"': 1709, the meeting | was | adjorned adjorned to y^ 
2n'' Munday in October 1709; & accordingly are met & settled 
but there not appeareing such a number of y^ purchassers as 
was Expected & desired for y^ propegateing the matter prem- 
ised The which is & was intended for the ordering as Con- 
cerning y* lands of y^ westerne part of our Plantation how 
matters shall be Concerning it, intrusion being likely to be 
made upon it 

And for want of such number of Purchers as was Expected 
& desired the purchassers doe now adjorne this meeting unto 
y^ s'^ munday in november next & then for the purchassers all 
to Meete for the propegateing & Effecting y^ work premised or 
in Case they shall not all appeare then for soe many of them 
as doe appeare to goe forward with y^ aforesd buisseness & what 
those who doe appeare | or major part | at sd meeteing doe act 
& order as to y'^ premisses to stand good & Authentick not 
withstanding others opposeing[; 



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And that be y^ serjant or by his order all the purchassers 
may have notice of sd meeting. / 

[0678] To y" Purchisers of Prouidence mee this: 1 1"' of 
July 1709 

Wee the subcribers being a Committy for the Proprieters 
of Pautuxet Do desire that you would be pleased to Chose a 
Committy and fully Jmpower them to Compleate those Lines 
according to our agreement for the deuideing and parting the 
Lands of Pautuxet and Lands of Prouidence that Each may 
know there part the which being don wee hope may Cause a 
vnity betwixt vss ; which att this time Considering the Circum- 
stanses of this Towne maybe profitable to boath parties; And 
wee hope wee shall be Ready to attend the business 

Andrew Harris 
Peleg Rhoades 
Benjamen Carpenter 
( Verso) 
Pautuxett Mens Bill 

[0679] To the purchasers and propriators met to geather 
this — 29 — th day of Agust — i709 — Gentlemen my Request 
is that the purchasers would Chouse two men to uiew all the 
Returns of Land : Layed out on the west side of the seuen 
mile Line for to see how much Land doth appeare to be 
Layed out on Each Right for I am sencable that sum of the 
Rights on the west side of the Line haue pased throw maney 
hands and sum Rights much deuided into parts: and sum 
Rights in Controuerci : and most men willing to get as much 
as thay Can layed out and there being foure surueiors : so that 
one surueior doth scarcely know what the other doth: but 



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deliuer the Returns acc|o|rding to the order of the Town but 
notwithstanding there may be duble Layings out on | one | 
Right and the surueiors not to blame now to preuent Record- 
ing of more land then doth beloung to Each Right the two 

men aboue said should take the Care of 

Tho : ffenner 
( Verso) 
Cap: ffenners Bill 

[0680J To the purchassers and proprietors of the Towne 
of Providence met this 29th August 1709 

Gentlemen we are now to inform you of a mistake which 
hath hapned in the laying out, and so in the Return of one of 
our lots on the weast side the seven mile line : The which we 
humbly Desire your Advice and Assistance in the Regulating 
thereof — The Mistake is this, and was thus occasioned ; some 
Time before the former Jndian war: Our Hon'ed father bought 
two Rio^hts of Common on the weste side the seven mile line : 
I of the widow morey | the which Rightes were by the Towne 
Counsell of Providence ordred to be at her Dispose for the 
Raiseing of money to pay her Deceased husbands Debts, but 
the sd widow morey when shee sould these Rights unto our sd 
hon'd ffather : Culd not inform him who the originall proprietor 
of sd Rights were but Referd him to the Jnventory of her hus- 
bands Estate for further information; and with all told him 
that shee thought originally those two Rights Did belong unto 
Daniell Comstocke ; and henry neale but she was not certaine 
of it; But when our sd father Came to make serch for a ferther 
information by the Jnventory the Jnventory Culd not be 
found, nor is it yet to be heard of: but when the devision of 
land on the weast sid the seven mile line was agreed on and 



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the severall proprietors came to draw: | their lots | our sd 
father did venter to Draw on the aforesd Rights of Comstock 
& Neale but sence the lots haue been layd out and the Returns 
giuen in it doth appere that Neales Right was sould by Roger 
Morey in his life time to william Carpenter: so that it Doth 
now appear that Neales Right was Not one of the two Rights 
ordred to the wido mory by the Town Councell to be Disposd 
of. by her for the purpose aforesd : But it is Evident that two 
Rights were ordred her to dispose of : for that part of the two, 
lieino- with in the seven mille line were sould to Samuell 
whiple and allowed of by the Town Councell ; and the other 
two parts Lying on the west sid the seven mile line: as hath 
been sd were sould to our sd father: Now Gen" men we hope 
you will be as kind unto us as you haue been to m' Whipple 
& put us |injto a way how to bring in such a return as may be 
proper and as that the Town will accept of; we desire Nothing 
but what mayappeare to be Just and hones; we haue hitherto 
payd our full proporcion of moneys with other purchasers to 
Defend the Towns Jnterest and are yet ready to do y" like 
Gen": we are y^ friends and Neighbours: 

Nathanael : Jenckes 



Ebenezer Jenckes 
William Jenckes 



( Verso) 
Capt" Jencks &c their Petition 



[0681] [L. S.] To Samuell Whipple these Greeting 
whereas Comeplaint hath this Day been made unto me by 
Serjeant W'illiam Harris, & Archabe[ ] Walker, that there Js 
Jnfamos Report published about this towne of Providence, 



an 



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as though the sd Harris: and Charles Walker: son : of the sd 
Archabell Walker were seen on the 29 : of the last moneth in 
a suspiccous manner of fellonious acting with sheep by the 
side of Moshawset River: and the sd J nf amy has first been 
occasioned by the mentioning of the first leters of the names, 
of the sd Serjeant Harris and the sd Charles Walker; And the 
Complainants are Apprehensice that y^ selfe with Henry 
Adams haue been the principall cause of the sd Jnfamous 
Report — These are therefore in her Majestys Name Anne 
Queen of Great Brittan : &c^ to Require you to make your per- 
sonall Appearance before a court of magistrajtsj to be holdon 
on munday the 5"' : of September Nex At the house John 
Whipple: by 12: of the Clock Then and there to Answer to 
the aforesaid Complaint which the sd persons haue upon sus- 
picion Entered against you: hereof faile not: Given under my 
hand and scale this: 31''' August 1709 

Joseph Jenckes Assistant 

[0682] To the Honer'' Gen" Court of tryalls Sitting at 
newpor [ ] for her majes'^ Colony of Rhod Jsland & Prou- 

idence Plan[ ] the first tuesday in September 1709 

The Declaration and Complaint of Roger Burlingham Jun' 
Of the town of Prouidence in the Colony Above^'^ husbanman 
Against John Whipple of the town And Colony Abovesaid 
Now or Late Vintner in an Action of Debt by one Bond 
oblisatoriey as ^ writ Beararing Date 18"' Day of May in the 
Eighth Year of hes Majes''' Reign Anno Domin: 1709 Dept 
and Damjm age Six Pounds Currant Siluer Money at Eight 
Shillings '^ ounce Now the Plantiff Complaineth that the 
Above named Defenda[ ] Did on the ninteenth Day of 



march: 1 7o| isgne seal and Diliver To the Plantiff one obli- 
gation for the full and Just sum of six Pounds of Currant Sil- 
ver money of new England at fifteen penney weiglit with Con- 
dition their Vnder written to Pay or Caus to be the Plantiff 
the Sum of three Pounds of Like money on or before the first 
Day of Nouember, next Jnsuing the Date of the said obligation 
Now the Plaintiff in fs't saith that the Deffendant hath 
wowholy neglected or Refuse to Pay the Above said three 
pounds Although often Requested therunto and Doth still 
neglect or Refuse to Pay the same whith foreseth the Plaintiff 
to Bring this his Action of Debt for the Resouery of the 
Whole obligation as Justly forfited And Prays this Honred 
Court And Gen"men of the Jurey for Justise and Relicff in 
the Case 

Roger Burlingham Ju | Plaintiff | 
Coppy vera '^j 

Wes' Clarke Reed-" 

[0683] Be it Known unto all men by these presents that 
I John Whipple of the town of prouidence and in the Colony 
of Rhoad island and prouidence plantations in new England 
Do Stand bound and Abliged unto Nicholas Lange Shrieff of 
this her maj"s Colony of Rhoad island Jn the full and Just 
Sum of twelue pounds in Currant Siluer money of new Eng- 
land to be paid upone Demand unto Said Sherieff or to his 
Succssers. and for the Dew performance hereof I Do bind my 
goods and Chattells to performe the Same fermely by these 
presents Sealled with my Seall the 1709 And in the 

Eighth year of her maj:" Reigne anne Queen ouer Great 
Britan &'^ : 



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The Condition of this obligation is Shuch that if the aboue 
boundand John whipple or his Lawfull atorney Doth make his 
Lawfull Apparnce at the Colony house Jn newport the first 
tusday in September next Ensuing at A Court of trialls there 
to be held and there to Abid and Answer to the Complaint of 
Roger Burllinggame: J"': Resedent of the town of prouid^: 
and Colony Aboue Said or to his Atorney Jn an action of the 
Case which will then and there apeare by writ bareing Date 
the 1 8:"' Day of may 1709 that then the aboue writen obligation 
Shall be made uoid and be of no Efect or if other weies to 
Remaine in full forse and uartey According to Law. Jn wit- 
ness I here unto Set my hand and Seall 

[0684] ffebruary y*^ 13"^ & /4"^: 170^% 

Layd out y^ Roade way by order of y'^ Towne from Capt" : 
ffenners & so westward to Punhungansett Riuer at Benjamin 
Wights ; & Bounded as followeth begining at twoo heapes of 
Stons by Capt" : ffeners fence a little westward from his House 
y" Roade being four poles wide & more where neede Requires 
& from S*^: Stone heaps to Range west ten Degrees north: 26 
poles to a Chesnutt Tree marked & against it one y^ other side 
of y'^ Roade a Black oke, Thence west 15 Deg'': north to a 
white Tree being 30 poles & one y^ other side to Answer it a 
wallnutt Tree, Thence west 24 poles to a wallnutt Tree & one 
y" other side against it a Black oke, & from thencje! Still west 
34 poles to a Black oke Tree & one y" other side a Black oke 
Thence west 11 Deg'^: South 44 poles to a white oke Tree & 
one y^ other side a black oke Thence west 22 Deg': South 26 
poles to a Chesnutt Tree & one y'' other side a Black oke. 
Thence west 88 Poles to a white oke Tree & one y^ other 



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side a heape of Stones, Thence west 6 Degr: South to a white 
oke Tree being i8 poles & one y' other side a Wallnut Tree, 
Thence west 2 Deg"^: north 32 poles to a white oke Tree & one 
y^ other side Stons layd one a Small Rock Thence west 6 
Deg"^: north 44 poles to a white oke Tree & to Answer one 
y^ other side a small heape of Stones, Thence west 12 Deg"" 
North 74 poles to a Black oke Tree & one y^ other side a white 
oke, Thence west 24 Deg"^: north 150 poles to a green oke 
Tree, & one y*" other side a green oke, Thence west 34 Degrees 
north 190 poles to a white oke Tree, & to Answer one y*" other 
side a heape of stones. Thence west 48 poles to a small Rock 
a little west from Abbotts House & one y^ other side a Small 
heape of Stons by Abbotts well, Thence west 14 Deg' north 
to a heape of stons being 16 poles & one y" other side a Great 
stone, Thence west 26 poles to a Beech Tree & one y* other 
side a heape of Stones, Thence west 7 Deg' : south to a Black 
oke Tree & one y' other side a white oke Bush this sett is 44 
poles, thence west 3 Deg': north 108 poles to a white oke 
Tree & one y'' other side a white oke Thence west 13 Degrees 
South 98 poles to a heap of stones & one y' other side a heap 
of stones, Thence west 2 Deg"": South to a white oke Tree 
being 50 poles & one y" other side a Black oke Thence west 
17 Deg' north 24 poles to a wallnutt Tree & one y' other side 
a white oke Thence west 6 Deg': north 28 poles to a Rock 
with stones layd one it & one y" other side a white oke Tree, 
Thence west 36 Deg' South 12 poles to a Black oke Tree & 
one y^ other side a Black oke, Thence west 23 Deg': South 22 
poles to a white oke Tree & one y' other side a white oke 
Thence west 35 Deg': South 42 poles to a white oke Tree & 
one y' other side a white oke being six poles wide at y' place 



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Thence west 3 Deg' : South 22 poles to a white oke Tree & 
one y'' other side a Httle green oke Thence west 90 poles to a 
white oke Tree & one y*" other side a white oke, Thence west 
10 Deg' South 38 poles to a heap of Stones & one y^ other 
side a heap of stones Thence west 2 Deg"": South 50 poles to 
a Rock & one y*" other side a white oke Tree Thence west 1 1 
Deg' South 104 poles to a Rock & one y^ other side a Black 
oke Tree Thence west 25 Degre|e|s: South 20 poles to a Black 
oke Tree & one y'' other side a wallnutt Tree, Thence west 20 
Degrees south 12 poles to a Pine Tree & one y^ other side a 
Black oke thence west lo Degrees north 18 poles to a Pine 
Tree & one y* other side a Pine thence north 2 Degree': East 
24 poles to a Pine Tree & one y'^ other side a Pine Thence 
north 22 Deg': west 32 poles to a Pine Tree & one y^ other 
side a Pine Thence west 6 Deg': north 38 poles to a green 
oke Tree & one y^ other side a white oke, Thence west 26 
Deg' north 90 poles to a Red oke Tree & one y^ other side a 
white oke Thence west 5 Deg' South 31 poles to a Chesnutt 
Tree & one y" other side a heap of stons 

( Verso) 
Thence west 14 Degr south 14 poles to a Rock with Stons 
one it & one y^ other side side a Rock with stones one it, 
Thence west 5 Deg': north 40 poles to a Rockey place & a 
heape of Stones, & one y^ other side a heape of Stones 
Thence west 16 Degrees: South 36 poles to a white oke 
Tree, & one y' other side a Black oke (being seauen poles 
wide) Thence west 17 Deg': South 58 poles to a heape of 
Stones & one y' other side a white oke Stump Thence west 
36 Deg': North 16 poles to a heape of Stones & one y' other 
side a white oke Tree Thence west 5 Deg': north 34 poles 



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to a Red oke Bush & Stones layd one it & one y' other side 
a heap of stons, Thence west 25 Deg' : South 26 poles to a 
Black oke Tree & a heap of stons^& one y"= other side a Rock 
being 6 poles wide Thence| west 28 Deg': north 12 poles to a 
Rock & one y*" other side a white oke Tree being 6 poles 
wide, Thence west 12 Deg"^: north 14 poles to a white oke Tree 
& one y^ other side a white oke, Thence west i Degree South 
17 poles to a white oke Tree, & one y^ other side a white oke 
being six poles wide, Thence west 25 Deg': South 15 poles to 
a Rock & one y*" other side a heape of Stones, Thence West 
21 Deg"": South 10 poles to a white oke Tree & one y^ other a 
Rock; Thence west 15 Deg': South ^,8 poles to a heap of 
Stones by Ben: Wights House, & one y^ other side a heap of 
Stones; Thence west 20 Deg": South 18 poles to an Ash 
Stump, & one y' other side a stump Thence South 25 Deg': 
West 10 poles to a heape of Stones, & one y' other side a heap 
of stones, Thence west 20 Deg"": South to a white oke Tree 
being 12 poles & one y'= other side a heape of Stones Thence 
west 2 Deg' north 14 poles to a white oke Tree & one y*" other 
side a white oke Thence South 22 Deg' west 20 poles to a 
heap of stones & one y' other side a heap of stones. Thence 
south 7 Deg': west 20 poles to a heape of Stones; & one y' 
other side a heap of Stones Thence South 40 Deg"": west to a 
heape of stones: & to answer [ ] heap of Stones being in y' 
Range of y" west side of y' land y' was layd out to Ben: 
wight & Tho: Barnes all y'^ afore mentioned Bound Trees 
being marked 

Layd out y' dayes month & yeare afores"*: 
By us William Hopkins Surveior 

Tho: Olney jun"^: Surveior 



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The Returiie in this Paper Written was by the Towne of 
Providence at their quarter day Meeting April) y" 27*^; 17 10 
accepted & Allowed of, & by them Ordered to be kept in their 
office amongst their Records; 

Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

A Returne of y^ high Way from Capt" ffenners, To Ben : 
wights. / ^ 

[0685] Rhoad Jsland Ss 

To y^ Hon"^ Gen' Court of Tryalls to be 
holden att Newport w*: in & for y*" Collony of Rhoad Jsland 
& prouidence plantations &c on y' last tuseday in March 17 10 

The Declaration & Compe': of an Jndian Squa Called Nan 
Albrow late of Portsmouth in y^ Collony aforsd Against Samson 
Baly an Jndian man belonging to y^town of Portsmouth aforsd 
in y^ Custody of y^ Sheriff Jn An Action of Debt y' he render 
unto y^ sd Nan Allbro twenty four pounds siluer Money of 
New Engeland w''*' : he from her Vnjustly detaines (for y^ to 
wit) y' whereas y'^ Aforsd Sampson Baly on y*" second day of 
March 170I by his certain bond or writting Obligatory under 
his hand & seall here in Court ready to be produced y*" date 
whereof is y^ day & Year aforsd did acknowledge himself to 
owe & Justly stand in Debted unto an Jndian Squa called Nan 
Allbro afor^'^ y'' true & Just sum of fore & twenty pounds siluer 
money of New England w"' Condition Subsequent that if Moses 
Bayle his heirs Executors &c shall pay or Cans to be p*: y' 
abousd Indian Nan her heirs &c y*" true &. Just sum of twelve 
pounds in or as New Engaland siluer Money on or before y' 
second day of September w:'"' will be in y' Year of our Lord 



' This is now called the I'laintield J'ikc, and includes thai portion between 'I'hornton and South Scituate. 



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one Thousand seuen hundred & six y' is to say three pounds 
one half in Money & y"" other half as mony ouer before y' Last day 
of this Jnstant March to witt) y^ year lyof) & so all y' rest 
of y*" payment to be one half in Money & y" other half as Mony 
y* second payment to be on y' 29 day of September Next after 
s'' date forty shillings and y^ third payment three pounds on or 
before may day w'''': was in y^ Year 1705: & y" fourth payment 
forty shillings on or before y*" Nin & twenteth day September 
1705 & y^ fifth payment: y" Last forty shillings to be paid on 
or before y^ second day of September 1 706 at or Near y" Place 
of y^ now dwelling hous of John Albro Jun' setuate in ports- 
mouth aforsd as by s'^ bond referance thereunto being had well 
fully appear Yett y' aforsd Moses Baly or any other p'son y' sd 
Sume of twelue pounds on dayes aforsd or at any other time 
hath not payd But y' same to an | render is pay hath refused 
tho often demanded whereby | Action Acerneth to y' sd Nan 
Albro to recouer of y' s'' : Sampson Baly y' sum of twenty 
four pounds Justly forfited y* none payment of Wich sum is 
to y^ damage of y' p'': twenty four pounds Currant Mony Debt 
& damage as Layd Layd in y^ Writt da[ ]d y' forteenth day 

of January 

( Verso) 

Jn y'^ Eight Year of her Mas^" Reign Annoq^ Domini: 
I 70y^o ^ thereupon he bringeth his sute &c 

Nathaniel Blag^'^^ attorny p"^ 

Vera Copia 

f Wes' Clarke Recd^ 

md in y' Office y' 8^" of March 170^^ 
For y* Town of Prouidence 
Bagley & Nan Albro 



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[0686] To Mr Daniel Abbott surueig[ ]r of highways 
You are hereby Jn her Majest' name Anne Queene of 
Create Brittan : &c : Required to Come before a Coart of Mag- 
estrats to be held at y*^ House of M' John Whipple in Proui- 
dence the first munday in April next Cuming ; And Ciue your 
Reasons why you haue not Caused the highway on the west 
side of newticonkonut hill to be mended; hereof faile not 

Giuen vnder my hand and seale this 22"^ day of March 

i70tV 

[L. S.] Richard Waterman Justice 

( Vej^so) 
To M' Daniel y\bbott att Prouidence 
present 

[0687] To M-^ James Dexter Town Se[ ] Greeting 

These are in her Majestys Name, Anne Queen of great 

Brittaine, to Require you forth with, to warn all the freemen, 

Jnhabitting with in the Townshipe of Providence, to meet to 

gether on the 27"': Jnstant by ten of the Clock, of the Same 

Day, at the house of Anna Turpin, widdow, then & there to 

make Choice of four Able, well Quallified men for Deputys to 

Sitt in the Gen": Assembly of Election, at the Colony house 

I in Newport | the first Wednesday in May Next, as also on the 

tuesday next before said wednesDay, in order to Make preper- 

ation for the Election, you are further to giue warning to sd 

freemen, to bring in their Proxeys for Generall officers for the 

Colony, for the Ensuing year; Given under my hand this 13th 

Aprill I 710 

Joseph Jenckes Assistant 

[0688] [L. S.] To you James Dexter Deputy Sherif for 
This Town of prouidence Jn Her majesties Colony of Road 



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Jsland Jn new england These Are Jn Her said majesties name 

Anne Queene of England &c to Requier | you | to vvarnc the 

Town Councill of said prouidence to meet to geather on the — 

27 — th day of this Jnstant Aprill which will be thursday next 

at the House of Annah Turpains in prouidence by — 9 — of the 

Clock in the forenoon on said day then and there to Concider 

of sum proper and efecttuall way for the placeing of mary 

Aldrich widdow to the Late descased Joseph Aldrich junor: 

william Steere is not willing to entertaine the said mary Aldrich 

no lounger then the — 27 — day of this Jnstant April Hereof 

faile you not Giuen under my Hand and Seal Jn prouidence 

this — 24 — day of April — iyio 

Tho: ffenner Assistant 

[0689] To y' Towne Now meet this 27''' of April 17 10 

Gentlemen 

My Request is that you would be so kind as to 

Grant me the Libertey to Exchange twenty Acres of Land 

which was formerly taken up by my Hon""^ Grandfather Thomas 

Harris (decesed) vpon the plaine on the south side of wonas- 

quotucket Riuer and vpon his owne Right And you will much 

oblige your ffrind 

William Harris 

( Verso) 
52 acrs & a qua[ ] in page 125. / 3'*^ Granted 

[0690] To the Town mett, this 2 7*': Aprill 17 10, it | being 

a I Quarter Day &'' 

Gen": men my Request is, that you would be pleased to 
grant me Liberty to Exchaing a piece of Land, the Land 
which I would lay Down is lyeing between my Dwelling house 



[ 270 ] 

& the great Meaddow hollow, and is in Quntety about Nine 
Acres; the Doing of which will greatly oblige him who is 
Gen*':men your friend & Neighbour 

Henry Eustance 
( Verso) 
2"^ Granted 

[0691] To y^ Towne mett this 27"' of Aprill 17 10 
Gentelmen y^ Humble Request &nd Desire of your peti- 
tioner is that you would be pleased to Exchange about Eight 
or not aboue Ten Acers of land with me which if you please 
to Grant ; I would lay it downe one y*" hill Eastward from my 
House and take it up again ajoyning to another peice of land 
about halfe a mile of from home and not Damnific any high 
way and I hope will be no Damage to y" Towne 

you""': to serue 



( Verso) 
Dan": Angels Bill 5"^ Granted 



Dan": Angell 



[0692] To y" Towne mett y" 22"*: | of may | 1710 
Gentlemen our Request is y' you would be pleased to giue 
order that the place Called y^ Cowpen Poynt may be layd open 
so y' y^ neibours which Hue Westward of y' Towne may haue 
y" Benifit of y" sault water which at presant is so shut up by 
fencing y* there is no Coming ; and there being but little Com- 
ing to y^ water other where & it is Counted y* place belongeth 
to y* Towne & is at presant much wanted and will in likely- 
hood be more wanted 

Thomas Harris jvnior 
Nicolas Shaldon 
Resolued waterman 



[ -^7. ] 

[0693 J Woodstock July 8"' 1710 
Gent 

Jn Behalfe of our Town | & Mashamoquet & Kellingley 
I Wee address you for the Laying out a Countrey Road thro' 
your Township that may Lead to these parts, Wee have great 
Ocasion to Come to your Town and in an Ordinary way shall 
have more and more, and it is in pursuance of a voat of o' peo- 
ple that we make this signification to you of the necessaty of a 
Road both for horsemen and Carts; and We desire John 
Aldridge may be Jmproved in laying out s'' Road betwen his 
Plantation and Kellingley, having a very considerable Knowl- 
edge of the Woods, and where it may be most probable to Lay 
out a fearable way ; We also desire the Road may be laid over 
Snake hill and at the north End of Mswonsecut Pond by John 
Mattisson's house which we conceive will be the best and 
Nerest. 

W^ee are Gent — your humble Servants 

Benjamin Sabin John Chandler 

Philemon Chandler Edward Morris 

Sam" Rice John Sabin 

James Horsmar John Holmes 

Jonathan Payton Sam" Paine 

Eben-" Sabin Sam" Pain Jun^ 

Jonathan Peak Matthew Davis 

Peter Aspinwall Eben-" Morris 

Joseph Cady John Johnson 

Joseph Leavens David Church 

Jn Behalfe of The Rest 
( Verso) 
To m' Joseph Whipple by him to be Comunicated to The 

Town Councill att Providence 
35 



[ 272 ] 

[0694] To y' Towne Mett this 27"^ of July 17 10 it being 
y^ Towns quarter Meeting 

Gentelmen Jt seemes at presant very likely that there 
must of nesesety be a Roade way layd out from y'^ Towne of 
Providence so Westward to Woodstock Killingsworth and other 
places which lieth in that part of y^ Countrey, and there being 
no Roade yett layd, it is thought by the people y' haue layd 
theire lands cheifly in that part part of y*" Towneship and by 
other people y' Trauel that way that it would be as Conueniant 
or most Conuenient to be layd from Maswaticutt to Chepattsett 
Riuer neare about where it is already Beat there being as good 
sound land, and already passable & ffordable as it is likely Can 
be found any other where. And the persons that haue layd their 
land' haue so layd it that theire is a Conueniant Road way left 
they haueing had Consideration in laying of s'^: lands for the 
Best aduantage for a Roade, All things considered is thought 
most best where it is now Beat. And | it | is the Humble 
Request of you"^ : supscribers that you would be pleased to order 
a Roade way to be layd as soon as Conveniantly may be, 
which it is likely may be Done with less Charge then to sus- 
pend it longer people being at more sertainty will y^ better 
know how to lay their lands which yett to lay 

James Browne 
James Olney 
zachariah Eddy 
Samuell Winsor 
ObaDiah Browne 
Joh Whipple 
Tho : Olney jun': 



[ 273 ] 

( Verso) 
The Bill about y" high Way to New Rexbery. / 

[0695] To all them that Deem themseulues Purchasers in 
the Town of pro uidence if they bee Reall purchasers I would 
haue them make it so apear 

Gentlemen I thought Good in short to present you with 
these few lines Concerning the Bounds of prouidence, & I haue 
put forth seuerall queri|esj to seuerall men in the Township to 
be answered, but haue not any answe|ri from any of them, and 
I as I I Judge Dotht not Care to haue any Discource About 
it, therefore Now I speake to you all, Desiring your Honers 
will bee pleased to Consider of the matter and to answer mee 
to one I or two I querys that is whether you haue any thing 
under my fathers hand to proue the boundjs of this Town 
afore those Twente men were Concernd, or whether my Father 
Disposed of any of the Township to any other persons sence 
the Twente men were first in Rower & if my ffather had 
Disposed or sould this whole Tow|n ship, and them he sould it 
to, hath under his ha!nd to proue the sale, although it was but 
for one peny God forbid that Euer I should open my mouth 
about it (S: it is Euident that This Township was my Fathers 
and it is held in his Name aoainst I all I un Just Claimers & Can 
you find such another now Aliue in this age he gaue away his 
lands and other Estate to them that he thoght was most in 
want untill he gaue away all, so that hee had nothing to help 
himselfe, so that he being not in A way to get for his suply and 
being anchant, it must needs pinch hard somewhere I Do not 
Desire to say what I haue Done for both father and Mother 
I Judge they wanted nothing that was Convenient for anchant 



r =M 1 

People, & what my father gaue I beleiue he had A good intent 
in it and thought God would prouide for his family, he neuer 
gaue me but about three Acres of land and but A litle afore 
he Deceased it Looks hard that out of so much at his Dispos- 
ing that I should haue so litle and he so litle for the Rest & I 
Did not think to bee so large so Refering your Honers to them 
querys you haue Amongst you, 

your freind and nebour 

daniell Williams 
prouidence the 24''' of Agust 1710. 

if A Couetios man had that opertunity as he had, most of 
this Town would haue bene his tenents I beleue 
D W 

[0696] To y" Purchissers of y" Towne of Prouidence 
meet this 28"' of August 1710 

Gentlemen 

Where as there was an Agrement made betwixt 
you and vss bareing date y": 16"'. of jenuary i6S2 or 83 Con- 
cerning the deuideing of our Lands ; the which agreement was 
that the Lands of Pautuxet should Extend as far westward as 
the seauen mile line already sett by the Towne of Prouidence 
and after wards Cap'" ffenner (decesed) who was one that sett 
the I : sd : I seauen mile line and som others of your Towne and 
some of y'' propriaters of Pautuxet went And took there de- 
parture from a Certain place knowne by the: s'' : Cap*" ffenner 
as he said to be a Raing in said seauen mile line and from 
thence Ran south to Pautuxet Riuer and where the: sd : line 
Ran is plaine to be scene by the trees that was then marked; 
And also it is said in the | : sd : | agreement that the middle 



[ -^75 ] 

way be by measure found betvvene Wonasquotucket Riuer at 
the place where the said seauen mile Line Crasseth it & the 
souther most Exstent of y" aforesaid plantation in which middle 
way a Land marke shall be fixed; &c : now it doth ])lainly 
appeare by these words (viz) where the said seaucn mile line 
Crasseth it. as well as by Cap'" ffenner'^ Confirmation in seeke- 
ing one of the Raing trees of the: sd : seauen mile line to take 
theire departure from where the line was Run to pautuxet 
Riuer ; that our agreement was Certain to your seauen mile 
line yet niuer the Less it seemes as if sum would take aduan- 
tage by these words (viz) seauen miles from ffoxes hill and no 
further, the which words are no argument at all by Reason that 
you sett the Line your selues ; now had wee sett it sumthing 
might abin said, but wee were Content to take your word ; l)e 
it more or less boath you and wee are bound to stand to it ; 
Except the agreement be made voide ; Now wee do not Look 
at the agreement to be so noble on our side as to be fond of it; 
but wee are not willing to be instremental of Remoueing our 
nighbours ansiant land mark &c: Gentlemen wee haue pre- 
sented you with seuoral bills but they seeme to auaile little as 
to Effect any thing ; as to settleing our deforance ; And while 
wee are thus held in debate ; sum of our Lands are Laid out 
in your deuisions and built vpon and som Jmproued; whereby 
wee Adjudg our selues Grate sufferers Now our Request is 
that you would be pleassed; to weightely Consider the matter 
and Jf you think good to settle or Compleate the boundres 
betwixt our: sd : Lands according to the said agreement: You 
would Chose so many well quallified men as in your wisdoms 
you think fit for that purpos and fully Jmpower them ; and wee 
hoope wee shall Readily attend the business ; so praying and 



[ ^76 ] 

Exspecting your spedy answer wee subscribe our selues your 

ffreinds and Nighbours 

Andrew Harris 
Nathaniell Waterman 
Benjamin Carpenter 
Thomas ffield 
Peleg Rhoades 

[0697] To y^ Towne meet this 27"' day of January 17^^ 
Gentlemen 

Not with standing the many Laws and orders 
that hath bin formerly made for the prohibeting hoggs going 
at liberty vpon the Common ; yet niuer the less many persons 
haue and do Contrary to said Laws and orders keepe heards of 
swine vpon the Commons which proues grately to the damage 
of our Commons and other Lands; and also destructiue to our 
meadows; and Causes grate Contriuarcyes and Contentions 
amongst nighbours 

Therefore it is prayed that the Towne would be pleased for 
the Remedino^ of the aforesaid damag^es and Contentions ; 
Either Reuiue sum former order; or make sum new order as 
in their wisdoms they shall think fit; for y'' benifet of the pub- 
lique ; and Genaral aduantage of the Towne 

Joseph williams Richard Waterman Junr 

The marke of X Richard Clemance 
Samuell Winsor 
James Olney 
William Field 
William Olney 
Andrew Harris 



[ ^77 ] 

L0698J To y' Townc mctt this 27"' of Janury | 17,"; | 
Genttlemen our Request is y' you would be pleased to 
order y* a Convenant Road may be laied out to Chapoymiscok, 
leading from our Town of Provid|nce] which may be very 
Convenant for a Considerable number of Lots which | are | 
layd there and in so doing you will oblidge your freinds to 
serue you in what we may 

Joseph Wilkinson 
William Hopkins jun"" 
( Verso) 
y" last Munday in ffebra purchars Meeting adjorned to q'" 
metting adjorn'' unto y^ i"' Tuesday in Ifebru : 

[0699] To y*" Towne meet this 27"' of January ly^^ 
Gentlemen 

I haue had money due to mee Euer since I was 
Constable for persons going away out of Towne that was 
Rated; I Came to y*" former Committey they said to late for 
any help of them ; I pray the towne would not let me Remaine 
a sufferer ; for my niglect then ; for it hath bin no aduantage 
to mee nor Rong to them ; so I pray you would be pleased to 
let me haue my money in this Rate 

Roger Burllinggame 

[0700] To y' Towne mett this 27"' of Jan 17}^ it being 
y^ Towns quarter meetting 

Gentelmen 

wee the subscribers heare unto haueing under 
stood that there is a Bridg building or at | least | some prog- 
ress made in order thereunto, ouer y^ passege at wayBossett 



L -■?« J 

& Considering all ought to haue y'' Benefitt thereof it may be 
thought most Best y* you': selues would take it into Consid- 
eration for y'' most Best & most proffittable way to performe y^ 
same that it may be most best for all that are therein Con- 
cerned 

Jonathan Whipple 
John Smith 
John Browne 
William Olney 
William Smith 
Epenetvs 
Olney 

Tho : olney jun'"' : 
James Mathuson 

[0701] To y"^ Towne meett this 27"' of Januar lyjf 
Gentlemen 

Where as wee were Chosen by your selues to inspect 
Jnto what debts was Charged to the Towne And there being 
Comunicated to vss three bills for money for seruis don for the 
Towne Jn Laying out a highway or highways toward Plain- 
field ; (viz) A bill from Mao' William Hopkins and also one 
from Cap*" Thomas Olney for Laying out a high way from 
Cap"' Thomas fenners to Benjamin Wights; And also a Bill 
from Cap'" Thomas ffenner; for the Towne to pay a Jury 
of twelue men ; for Laying out a highway toward plainfield 
signifieing they ware vpon the seruis two days; Now wee not 
being knowing of what order the Towne hath giuen for such 
proceedings; wee desire to be Excused for glueing any Judg- 



[ ^^79 ] 

ment in that matter; and that you would be pleased to order 

it your selues 

Jonathan Sprague : 
Samuel Wilkinson 
Richard Waterman Jun' 

[0702] nomber: y^ 21: y"" : 171 1 

euer onered brother and sister after my loue presented to 
you hoping that you are in good halth all as we are at this 
present writng Sr your Son John: Whipple hath a mind to 
com and se you all the next crismis | that is a coming | and 
your brother if you will send dow^n a hors for your son | mu- 
come I by any of our town peple the wek before crismis or too 
dayes be for it will dow and in so you will ablige your euer 
dutful|l| son John W'". so no mor at present but i rest your 
Louing brother 

dunki maucom 

[0703] To y^ Town of prouid": mett to Gather this: 
28"': of Janawary 17-fi it being the towns quarter Day 

Gentlemen you are not on|sen|sible, | wee | beleue, y' y*" 
Coue, Called, and known by y^ name, of wigingtons Coue is 
and hath ben y^ summer Last past, fenced in, so that wee of 
y" town and neck, are much damnefeied there by : by y^ Reson 
y' we haue not our preuiledge there, for our Cattle horses and 
shepe, to fede as wee youse to haue, and being sensible, y' it is 
or ought to bey Coman, do Reckon and Judge wee are much 
Abused y' : A peticular person should kepe y' preuilidge and 
bennefits of y' which belongs to the whole propriaty 

There fore Gentlemen our Request is that you would take 
y" premises: into Consideration, and order some way whereby 



[ 2So ] 

wee may: obtain our former preuiledges, and not be hendred 
of them as Aboue Exprest, from your frind and neighbours: 

Will'" Crawford 
Joseph Browne 
( Verso) 
Referred to y" Next purchassers meeteing 
This bill at a purchassers Meetting ffebruary munday y^ 
25^'' 17 j^, ^ adjornm'; is by y" purchassers Comitted to the 
Comittee for deviding y"" Thatch bedds for them to do as they 
shall see Cause Concerning that part of thatch bedd in Wick- 
endens Cove, or Mile end Cove. / 

[0704] Where as the Purchassers and Proprietors of the 
Town Shipe of Providence haue in Some Measure been Made 
Senseable that our honoured father for about thirty years ago 
or upwards Did buy of the Widow Mary Maurey a Purchass 
Right, of Lands Lying on the west side of the Seven mile line 
and has for about thirty years time been in the possession of 
the Same by Drawing a lott upon that Right when Said Pur- 
chassers agreed upon the first Devision of those Lands, and 
also haueing Ever Since paid all Dutys that hath any manner 
of ways arisen or been leyd on Sd Lands Equill with any other 
purchasser, & that our Said hon'"'': father hath by his will in 
writeing given the aforesd Purchass Right unto us the Sub- 
scribers, But when we came to take up land by vertue of Said 
Right we could not find upon what originall Right our our 
Lott was Drawn, by Reason our Deed was Lost, Neither 
Could we find that the Said Widow maurey Ever had Such a 
Right to make sale of: But the Said Purchassers and proprie- 
tors, taking in to their Serious Consideration what is aboue 



[ 28. ] 

mentioned, and fearing that if they Sliould hinder us of En 
Joying those Lands which we Claimed by vertue of Said, 
Right, they might do us much wrong therein. Not with Stand- 
ing that we Could not Legally make it to appear that we had 
Such a Right, or that Ever there was Such a Right Due to 
any person: Haue allowed us Certain Lands on the west Sid of 
the Sd Seven Mile Line as by their Records will more at 
Large appear Referance thereunto being had : Now for as 
much as the Said Purchassers and Proprietors haue Shewed 
them Selues So Kind unto us in granting us Such Lands as 
afore Sd : We do for our Selues, our Heirs, Executors, and 
Administrators Promis and Engage That Jn Case any person 
or persons Deriving any Right Title power or Athoraty from 
our Said Hon"^: father; or from the Said Widdow Maurey, 
Shall at any time here after, by Law Recover the afore Said 
Righ of Land, of the Said Purchassers and Proprietors of the 
Town of Providence ; That then wee our Heirs Executors and 
Administrators, Shall and will yeald up and Surrender unto 
the Sd Purchassers all Such Lands as we then Shall haue 
taken up or do hold by vertue of what is allowed us as afore 
Sd by the Purchassers and Proprietors; Jn Wittnes whereof 
we do hereunto Set our hands and Seals this 25"': february in 
the year i7x| 

wittness us Nathanael Jenckes [L. S.] 

Jonathan Sprague Ebenezer Jenckes [L. S.] 

Richard Bowen William Jenckes [L. S.] 

This above Written Engagement is Recorded in Provi- 
dence Records, in y^ booke for Entry of deeds or land Evi- 
dences, Number two, & in Page 211: Recorded ffebruary y' 
29'': lyl^- ? Tho: Olney, Clerk./ 



[ 282 ] 

( Verso) 
Nath": Jencks, Ebenezer Jencks & Wi'" Jenckes their bond 
to y^ Purchassers. 

[0705] Whereas there was an Agreement made between 
the Purchassers & Proprietors of Prouidence and and the Pro- 
prietors of Pautuxit for the Diuiding of their Lands or to say 
the setting of a Certain Bounds between Each Proprietee Jn 
the yeare of Our Lord i68| And so the matter hath Laine 
many yeares & Nothing Effected as to the setting of the 
Bounds as aforesd and seueral of the Committee Chosen by 
the Purchassers and Proprietors of sd Prouidence are now De- 
ceased so that there is a Differance still Remains betweene the 
two Proprietees about the true (or to say) the Right meaning 
of some words in the before Recited Agreement. The Pur- 
chassers and Proprietors of sd Prouidence hath againe Chosen 
Us Joseph Williams Samuel Wilkinson and Thomas Fenner 
to meet with a Committe of sd Pautuxit to Endeavour to 
Reconcile the sd Differance We accordingly meet w"': the 
Comitte and Proprietors of Pautuxit the 30"'. of December 
1 7 10 Att the House of M': Nehemiah Sheldon in Pautuxit 
And it is agreed by us the Comitte of Prouidence and the 
Comitte of Pautuxit whose hands and scales are hereunto sub- 
scribed for a full and Total Jssue and End of all Controversys 
Concerning the Bounds betwixt the Proprietors of Prouidence 
and the Proprietors of Pautuxit for them selues their Heires 
and Assigns for Euer is as followeth, Viz, To begin at the 
stone at Moshapogue a known and stated bound between the 
two Proprietees abouesd and then Run a Line West fourteen 
Degrees Northerly without Respect to Variation Untill it 



[ -^''^o ] 

Comes to a stake with a heape of stones Laide about it, which 
is in or neare the Range of the north & south Line which is 
Raised from seuen miles west from the Hill Called fox-llill 
The which sd line is also Called the seuen-milc-line Then 
from sd stake to Run a Due Magnal south line Untill it 
Comes to Warwick line or North Bounds And the lands On 
the Northerly side of the Westerly line And on the Westerly 
side of the south line is to belonge to the Proprietors of Prou- 
idence And the lands on the southerly side of 'the sd westerly 
line and on the East side of the sd south line is to belonge to 
the Proprietors of Pautuxit Onely Excepting the lands which 
was taken Up Vpon Prouidence account beforesd agreement 

And it is also Joyntly freely and iirmely agreed that all 
lands which Can be made appeare were Lawfully Laide Out 
before the making of that sd Agreement Dated January the 
1 6"' i68| within those lands that are now agreed to belonge to 
the Proprietors of Pautuxit and On the Purchasers of Prou- 
idence their Ris^hts shall stand Good to the Owners therof 
their Heires and Asigns for Euer 

And the Proprietors of Pautuxit shall hauc in full satisfac- 
tion for the same so many Acres in Quantity as neare as may 
be within the Proprietors of Prouidence their Common lands 
On the East side of the afore mentioned seuen mile line to 
themselues their Heires and Asigns for Euer And to be taken 
vp as soon as they se Cause Moreouer we signify that On or 
about the fourteenth day of may Last Past We Thomas ffen- 
ner Joseph Williames Samuel Wilkinson Andrew Harris and 
Peleg Roades Run all the Lines according to the abo ue Writ- 
ten agreement and make this as a Return to the Tow^n | 
I Proprietors | of Our Transaction i[ ] sd Work for Admit- 
tance of the same 



[ 284 ] 

We also haue agreed that Once in three yeares for Euer 
hereafter Each Party their Heires and assigns shall View and 
maintain the bounds abouesd that they may not be forgotten 
by the Posterity and to be Done at the Equal Charge of both 
Partys Jn Wittness wherof We haue here Unto set Our hands 
and scales this Eleuenth Day of P'ebruary in the tenth yeare 
of her majestys Reign Anne Queen of Great Brittain &:c : 
Annoq^: Domini Nostri lyU or 12 

Signed Sealed & finished [ Joseph Williams [L. S.] 
in the Presence of Us ) Andrew Harris [L. S.] 

Dan" : Abbot Tho : ffenner [L. S.] 

John Corpe Peleg Rhoades [L. S.] 

Hope Corpe Samuel Wilkinson [L. S.] 

Thomas ffield [L. S.] 

This above Written Jnstrument of Agreement is Recorded 
in Providence Records, in the booke for Entry of deeds or 
land Evidences Number two, & in Page 211 &: 212. 

Recorded March y^ 3^^ 17-II: f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

( Verso) 
Acceppte'^ by y^ Purchassers 

The Agreem': betwne y*" Comittee for y'' purchassers of 
Providence, & the Comittee for y'' Proprietors of Pautuxett. / 

[0706] To m"" John Angel, weauer, deputy Sheriff of 
Prouidence in the Colony of Rhoad Jsland & Prouidence 
Plantations these Greeting 

you are hereby in her majesties name Anne Queen of 
Great Brittain &c : Required to Arrest the body of Solomon 
Thornton of sd Prouidence & him in Safe Custody keep untill 
he giue in bond Returnable according to law to make his 



[ ^-^-i ] 

appearance before a Court of magistrals to be Holden at the 
house of william Turpin in Prouidence afore Said, on the first 
munday in July next after the date hereof at 12 of the Clock 
of Said, I day | then & there to answer to the Complaint of 
william Hammon, of Prouidence afore Said, in an action of 
tresspass for that the Sd Solomon Thornton did Enter upon 
a certain tract of land. Situate in Prouidence, afore Sd which 
I is in the possession of | the afore|sd| william Hammo|n! on 
the Eighth day of this jnstant June, & did Cart away a percel 
of timber, which the Sd william Hammon had cleft out to make 
shingles & Clabboards, which is to the damage of Said Ham- 
mon, thirty nine shillings of Currant money of new england, 
as at Said Court will further, be made to appear 

here of fail you not, Giuen under my hand & Seal in Prou- 
idence this 20*'' day of June, Anno domini 171 3. 

Richard Browne, Justice of Peace 

( Verso) 

This Writ was sarued y*^^ 22 day of June by me 

John Angell debety sheriff 

[0707] To all Christian People vnto whome these pres- 
ents shall or may come Nathan Place of providence Jn the 
Collony of Rhod Jsland and providence plantat.[ ] Jn 
New England Husbandman Sendeth Greeting Know yee : 
that the sd nathan place for and in Consideration of the 
Sum of four pounds Currunt mony unto him in hand paid 
before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents by 
william steere of providence aforesaid husbandman the Re- 
ceipt Whereof to full Content and sattisfaction he the sd nathan 
place doth by these presents acknowlidg and thereof and of 



[ ^86 ] 

Every part therof for him Self his heirs Executors and admin- 
istrators doth acquit Exonerate and discharg the sd william 
Steere his heirs Executors and administrators and Every of 
them by these presents : and for Divers other Good Causes and 
Consideratio|ns him hereunto moving he the said nathan place 
Hath Given granted bargained and Sold Aliened Enfeofed 
Conveyed and Confirmed and by these prssents Doth fully 
freely Clearly & absolutly give grant bargain & sell Alien En- 
feof Convey and confir|m{ unto the sd william and unto his 
heirs and assigns for Ever a Ceartain tract of land | &: | by 
Estcemation fourteen Acres be it more or less Scittuate : lying 
and being Jn providence: aforsd and on the | west side | Seven 
mile line by Esteemation about a mile East from Chepatchick 
River near to a hill Comonly Called Snake hill: on the south 
west side of sd hill : and is bounded as followeth the South 
west Corner is a white oak tree marked & Stones laid about it 
thence Rangeth South Easterly to a walnut tree marked and 
Stones laid about it being a south East Corner thence Rang- 
eth north Easterly to a Chesnut tree marked and Stones laid 
about it & is the noth East Corner thence Rangeth norwesterly 
to a Stake and Stones laid about it being the norwest Corner 
thence vpon a strait line to the first mentioned bound Together 
with all the wood timber trees stones water and water Courses 
wayes Conveniencies Advantages appurtenances and Herrid- 
dittaments whatsoever vpon and with in the Same together 
with the Reversions & Remainders therof and all the Estate 
Right title Jntrest inheritance property Possession Claim and 
demand Whatso Ever of him the sd nathan place of in and to 
the Same and Every part thereof: To have and to hold all the 
above grante|d, premises with all and Singuler the appurte- 



[ 287 ] 

nances therof unto the sd william Steere his heirs and assigns 
and to his and there own Sole and proper use bennifit & be- 
hoof from hence forth for Ever and the said nathan place for 
him Self his heirs Executors & administrators doth Covenant 
promise Grant and agree to and with the sd william Steere his 
heirs and assigns in manner and form as followeth (that is to 
say) that at the time of this bargain and Sale & until 1 the En- 
sealing and delivery of these presents he the sd nathan place 
is the tru Sole and Lawfull owner and stands lawfully Seised 
therof in his own proper Right of a good free Clear jDerfect 
and absolute Estate of Inheritance Jn fee simple having in him 
I self I good Right full power and lawfull Authority to Sell and 
dispose of the premises and Every part of them as is aboue 
said : and that the sd william Steere his heirs and assigns 
Shall and may hence forth forever Peaceably | & | Quietly 
have hold possess and injoy the above Granted premises with 
the appurtenances therof free & Clear & Clearly acquitted and 
discharged of and from all other and former gifts Grants bar- 
gains Sales leases Mortgages and of and from all other titles 
trubles Charges Encumbrances or Jntanglements that might 
in any measure or degree annihillate Contradict or obstruct 
this present deed and the Said nathan place doth Covenant 
promise bind and oblidg him self his heirs Executors & adminis- 
trators from hence forth and for Ever here after to warrant and 
defend all the above Granted premises and the appurtenances 
therof unto the sd william Steere his heirs and assigns against 
the lawfull Claimes and demmands of all and Every person or 
persons Whom so Ever 

Jn witness whereof the said nathan place hath herunto sett 
his hand & Scale this teenty forth of May jn the Year of our 
Lord one thousand seuen and fourteen 



[ 288 ] 

Signed Seled and Deliuered jn ] Nathan place [L. S.] 
presents of Vs ( 

Daniel Sweet f Jn Prouidence y" 13''^ of 

Timothy Carpenter Ju' J December ann Dom 171 5 

— The aboue named Na- 
than Place acknowledged 
y^ aboue written to be his 
free & volintary act and 
Deede before me Richard 
Waterman Justice of Peace 

[0708] Know all men by these presents that where as M"" 
Gidia[ ] Crawfford of Prouidence in the Colony of Rhoad 
Jsland & Prou[ Jdence Plantations Jn New England: Did in 
his Last Will and Testament: Giue and Bequeath vnto his 
two sons William Crawfford and John Crawfford boath of 
Prouidence aforesaid: All his Lands that he was Possessed of 
Jn New England aforesaid: | therefore: in obediance to y^ s*^ 
will the s'' William Crawfford & John Crawford therefore in 
obed I to be Equally deuided betwixt them his aforesaid two 
sons William Crawfford and John Crawfford: did on the 23'' 
day of January, lyjl Make pertition of all the said Lands Jn 
manner and form following ; Excepting only one hundred acres 
that was Purchisd of [ ]ajor James ffitch 

i" William Crawfford Js to h[ ] all the Lands which aper- 
tained betwixt them : in | sd | Prouidence Neck with half a 
Right in the thach beds: and in Lue thereof John Crawfford 
is to haue that part of the house Lott which there father Pur- 
chised of William Pray in Prouidence afores'': Lieing in the 
Town and twenty acres of Land he Purchised of Samuel 



[ 289 ] 

Wright Lieing by the small Ponds on Waybauset side and 
also sixty acres and an half of Land Lieing adjoyning on the 
East side of Moswansicut Pond all within the Township of s'' 
Prouidence 

2^^ Jn Lue of the homestead in s*^ Prouidence Towne that 
William Crawfford Js Possessed with and the warehouse Lotts 
on the west side of the Towne streete oppisate against s'' home 
stead, John Crawfford Js to haue all the Lands and meadows 
[ ]n Moshantatack that belonged betwixt them Excepting 
only one share Lieing in Peteconset bottam the which still 
Remaineth vnto William Crawfford : and also John Crawfford 
is to haue that farme att the Place Called socesicut in s^ Prou- 
idence neere to the dwelling house of Cap' Thomas Harris and 
all that Land or farm Lieing att the place Called secotunco- 
nug in Prouidence aforesaid 

3^^ William Crawfford Js to haue all the Lands which be- 
longeth betwixt them att Warwick in the Colony aboue s'' and 
half a share of Meadow Lieing in the Meadow Calld the Create 
meadow by Moshasuck Riuer in Prouidence aforesaid : and 
twenty fiue acres of Land Lieing att a place Called Paskhoage 
in s'' Prouidence And in Lue there of John Crawfford is to 
haue all that Land which was Purchised of Daniel ffuller and 
Cap' Joseph [ ] the which Land Lieth att a Place Called 
Wachomoqut in Rehobath in the County of Bristoll in the 
Prouiance of the Masachusets bay 

4'My : William Crawfford Js to haue the seauenty fiue acres 
of Land Lieinor on the West side of the seauen mile Line in 
Prouidence afore s'^ Neere to John Aldriches : And Jn Lue 
there of John Crawfford Js to haue ore hundred acres of Land 
which was Purchised of Major James ffitch Lieing att the 



[ 290 ] 

Little Riuer in Killingsly in the Colon)'- of Conictticut and 
half a Right in the Commons on the East side of the seauen 
mile Line in s*^ Prouidence 

( Verso) 

5*^ly William Crawfford Js to haue half a Right in the 
Commons on the West side of the seauen mile Line in 
Prouidence aforesaid: And Jn Lue there of John Crawfford is 
to haue all that Land which belonged betwixt them att Qua- 
paugue in the 

And Wee the said William Crawfford and John Crawfford 
do by these presents Acknovvledg and declare our full satis- 
faction and Content in the aboue Recited Pertition or deuision 
of said Lands : And there fore do for our selues our Heirs 
Executors Administrators and A[ Jsigns P^xonerate acquitt 
and fully discharge Vnto Each [ ]er theire perticulior parts 
and Percells of said Lands according to this our aboue men- 
tioned deuision with all the Preuiledges profets benefets and 
appurtinanses to the said parts and percells belonging to be 
free and Cleare for Euer : And not to dissturb nor molest 
Each other Jn there full Jnjoyment and Jmprouement of the 
same 

[0709] Wee Richard Browne & Richard Waterma being 
att a Quarter meeting held att Prouidence Oct' y^ 27"' anno 
Dom 1716 

Chosen a Committee to Jnspect Jnto the Towne debts and 
make Report to y*" Towns Quarter meeting Jn January — lyjf 

Where vpon wee haue drawn the following account 

The Towne of Prouidence df To seuoral Persons as they 
haue Charged in there seuoral accounts: to y^ Releife of Sam- 
uel Meeds 



[ 291 ] 

To Resolued Waterman 07 - 09 - 04 

To Richard Clemance for : 17: weekes board I 
att4'f'weeke ^03-oS-oo 

To Docf John Jenckes for y' Cure of his) 
Create too ( 

To Richard Browne for his Entertainement ) 
, , . r 1 • T ' > 00 - 06 - 06 

Jn the time oi his Lameness ) 

To Wilham Edmunds for keeping of Samuel ) 
, ^ ° > 04- 14 -06 

meeds ) 

Allowed To Joshua winsor 

To serueins^ two warrants in warning: Persons ) 
, ^ * ^ ^00-04-00 

out 01 1 owne ) 

To Henry Mawrev for seruis don in moueing 1 , 

\ / -^ ° > GO - 1 6 - GO 

stramgers and sum or our own roore j 

An Account deliuored by m"" James Dexter 

one of the ouer seers of the Poore 

^""^ To John King weauor for Keepeing Mary ) _ ^ _ r 

Aldrich two years & 2 months ) 

due Xo William Lawrance for Keepins^ Mary "I „ 

^ * -' > g8 - 1 5 - 00 

Aldrich one yeare I 

■^"^ To Edward Hawkings | for | Keeping Sarah 



, 03 - 00 - 00 
Aldrich one yeare wee allow 

"^"^ To m' James Dexter for going to James | QQ-Qf. - no 
Thorntons to view his famoly ) 

To time | y* s*^ dexter | Exspended about ) 00-0^-00 
Hannah jarrott J 

( Verso) 

''"' To John Angel : weauer for serueing in the "I q , _ qq - 00 
Place of Town sarjant : in y^ yeare 1713 j 

^""^ To Joseph Angel next June for three years ^ 12-00-00 
seruing Towne sarjant 



[ 292 ] 

money due to Killing wolues 

"^"^ To Daniel Anc^el and Company 

rj. 1 ^ ^ ^ > 03 - oo - oo 

10:3 wolues j 

To Zachariah Eddy for one wolfs head 01 - 00 - 00 

To John Brown son of John Browne 01 -00-00 

Charges in Laying o[ ] highways 
Jn Laying out the jhighlway to y^ narrow passage 

£ s d 

To Major Thomas ffenner 00 - 06 - 00 

To Richard Waterman Jun' 00-03-00 

An account brought by Cap* William Crawfford Jn behalf 

of him self and Jury Jmplyed in saruis | a | Laying a high way 

from y^ Create Pond to y*" greate meadow hallow. 

first To him self for his 2 days attendance Jn ) "^ r% ^ 

A ■ > 00 - - 00 

s'* aruis ) '--' 

£ s d 

To y^ Jury : 10 : men : [ ]days Each : 3' f>' day 03 - 00 - 00 
To: 7: men: i : [ ] day Each 3^ f ' day °^ 3°^ ^[^ 

due to Richard Waterman Jun' Clerke 

To Glueing or granting a warrant Jn behalf] 

of the Councill : & Also V 00 - 02 - 00 

Recording the Returns of s'' highway J 

To sarjant Joseph Angel for summonins^ the ) 

^ 00 — 1 2 — 00 
Jury and Attendance: 3: days in s"^ saruis | 

Allowed to Daniel Abbott for Labour don ] 

» 1 • 1 ■ ■,^^ • rr •-, ■, T^ , > O I - 08 - O 

vpon y^ high way m Plamffeild Road ) 

Allowed To Richard Waterman Towne Clerke for two 

Books he bought for y* Towns vse 

Viz one for y'= Towne Councill and one To 



Enter Marriages and Childrens Births in 



00 - 17-0 



[ 293 ] 

To Benjamin Whipple for keeping Samuel Meeds, his 
horse thirteen weeks, in the winter of the year 17 15 or 16. 

00 - 1 3 - 00 

To our one Charge in our seruis | don | Jn: inspecting 

into the Towns debbts 00 - i [ ] - 00 

Richard Browne 

Richard W[ ]erman 
( Verso) 

Major Thomas ffenner Charges: Jn behalf of himself and 
Jury for seruis don in Laying a highway from Prouidence 
toward Plainfiield by order of a Town Councill held att Proui- 
dence y" 17''' of August 1706 

viz: To: 12: men 3|2| days att ^ , ^ 

3" W day 03- i[ ]-oo 

To him self: 3: days att: 5': f^' day 00-15-00 

Cap' Thomas Harris Charges: i2\- for his] 
saruis don with Major Hopkins and Cap' Olney V 00- 12 -00 
ill Laying a highway toward Plainffield : 3: days ) 

[0710] Aprill y'^ 22^-1718 

Jonathan Wade being att y' Request of Josiah owen Ex- 
amined Concerning his Trauell and where he spent his time 
the Last first day: 

The Lad said he went from young Jonathan Whipples to 
John Hawkingses with an Jntent to go to the said owenis but 
Joseph Hawkings a Little boy told him that owens is famoly 
Was all gon to meeting and there Was no body att home : 
so he went no further that way but went down to William 
Hawkings: is: and was there about the middle [ ] the after 
noone : and from thence went s[ Jreight to s'^ Jonathan Whip- 



[ 294 ] 

pl[ ]' a[ ]d got home there before sun sett: and when he 
Came home he told s^ Jonathan Whipple that he had not bin 
att Josiah owens for he heard there was no body att home and 
so he did not goo 

[0711] To the Towne Quarter Meeting met this 27*'' Day 
of January Ano Domini ly^f 

Louing frindes and Neighbours our Humble Request is 
unto you that you Would be pleased to Grant us the Liberty 
to fence in the High waies With Our Land at the Lower end 
of the Neck for fiue years More as it hath bin for fine years 
Last Past and in So doing you Would Oblige the Subcribers 
Who are your Most Louing frindes and Neighbours to Serue 

Nicholas Power 
Benjamin Tillinghast 
Samuell Winsor 
Joseph Whipple 
Joseph ffenner 
Richard ffenner 
Richard Browne 
( Verso) 
The within bill is granted prouided the petisinors or there 
partners | make & | maintaine a Cupple of Carte Gates for the 
Conueniancy of Publick passag in y*" high way Voated and 
past 

Richard Waterman Gierke 

[0712] To m' Stephen Dexter Constable of Prouidence 
Jn the Colony of Rhoad Jsland and providence plantations Jn 
newenglond: These Greeteing 



[ 295 ] 

You are hereby in his majestyes name George King of 
Create Britton, &c Required upon sight hereof: To take into 
your Custody the body of Jonathan Browne of providence 
aboves^ Cooper and him in Custody Keepe and Convey and 
safely deliver vnto the Keeper of his majestyes Goole att new- 
port in s^ Colony, and you are also hereby Jmpowered to take 
sufKciant aide, and appress a boate for the Executeing this 
warrant hereof faile you not. And this shall be your sufhciant 
warrant and discharge: Given vnder my hand and scale this: 
lo* day of Aprill Jn the fifth yeare of his s'' majestyes Reign : 
anno Dom. — 1719 — Joseph Jenckes Dep' Gou' 

The aboue written is a true Copie Compared with the orig- 
inal this 18"' day of April 1719: by me 

[0713] To the Town Met January the 27th l'/^ 
Gen': men I Suppose it is not unknown to many of you 
that my Grandfather M': Gregory Dexter was one of the origi- 
nal proprietors of the Lands of this Town of Providence, & 
had a lot of 80 acres of Land laid out at Scoakanoxit, The 
which he gave to my hon"" :'^ father & Settled him thereon: 
& Since my fathers Decease the sd Lot descended to me his 
only heir & is the Land I now live upon ; & was the first lot 
that was layd out in y' part of our Town Shipe, but Since the 
laying out thereof, other people have laid out Land adjoining 
on three Sides of it, & all the Land adjoining on the fourth 
Side is claimed ; quite home to mine : & the way which I have 
used this Six & Twenty years to go off my Land in to the 
Road which leads to the Town is Now Stoped up, So that I 
cannot possible come at any Road That Leads Either to mill 
or market with my Team: nor yet on foot nor on horseback, 

38 



[ 296 ] 

but as I have | leve | of Jonathan Sprague to pass through his 
meadow & gen': men, I am humbly of opinion that this (if it 
be alowed of) will be y^ first precedent that Ever was Set in 
New England, That after a man has laid out Land & built 
upon it, for other men to lay out Land Round his, & thereby 
Compell him to buy a high way to pass off his own land to get 
into a comon Roade : & gen* : men, you cannot but be Sense- 
able that it has been the general practice in this Town that in 
Laying out of Lands good care has been taken to Leaue Suf- 
ficient highways : & in all parts of the Town Shipe where 
there has been any omission on that foot, upon the Jnhabitants 
making Request To the Town, conveinant highways have 
forthwith been laid out, & my Jnterest, both as I am a proprie- 
tor & one of the Kings Subjects, being Equall with my Neigh- 
bours, ought in Justice to obtaine the Like Regard, as I hope 
it will, & therefore pray that you will please So to consider the 
premisses as to lay out a conveniant high way for me & mine to 
pass in, from my own Land to the Road which comes out of 
our Northern woods into the Town & in So doing you will 
much oblige, gen" : men your friend & neighbour 

John Dexter 

( Verso) 
W John Dexters Bill 
y' first bill 

[0714] To Robert Curre Town Sergeant of Providence 
in the Colony of Rhode JsLand &c : Greeting 

These are in his Majesties name George King of Great 
Brittain &c to Require you to give timely notice to all the 
members of the Town Councell of this Town of Providence to 



[ 297 ] 

meet togather at y*=: hovse of Cap': James Olney in s'' : Provi- 
dence on Saturday next y": 2'' : day of December 1721 : at : 12 : 
of y': Clock in y": day in order for Granting Administration 
on y*^: Estate of Cap'. Josiah Westcote who as I am Jnformed 
Dyed Jntestate and also to order an inventory to be taken of 
y^: s"^: Estate &c : and also to do any other business that shall 
present before them proper & necessary for them to do: hereof 
fail not Giuen under my hand & Seal the: 27:"' day of novem- 
ber in y^: Eighth year of his s"*: Majeste[ ] Reign: Annoque 
Domini: 1721 : 

[L. S.] Andrew Harris Assis': 

[0715] Att a Town Counceill Called by warrant held att 
providence this 26^'' day of february anno 172I 

Upon the Petision of M"" Eliezer Arnold Cap" Samuel 
Comstock M' Edward Smith -and twenty nine others Jt is 
Voated and ordred that: there shall be a Conveniant High way 
Layed out by a Jury of twelve men or more according to the 
Law of this Colony through that Tract of Land Called Jnmans 
Purchase and to be Layed near the Rhode that hath Vsally 
gon by the house of Henrey Mowrey and John Balcom and so 
along threw the Lane near by Samuel Aldrich Jun" House and 
that Richard Brown Esq' shall grant a Summons to the Town 
serjaint to Summons a Jury as soone as Conveniantly may be 
and Jngage them according to Law for that purpose and that 
M"^ Brown and the Dep" sheriff go with the s'^ Jury and se the 
work be fully Compleated and make return to this Counceill 
for there acceptance and allowance of the same 

a True Copie attest y." Richard Waterman Towne Gierke 



[ 298 ] 

[0716] To Samuel Gorten Constable of Prouidence jn the 
Colony of Rhoad Jsland and prouidence plantations jn New 
England these Greeting 

that whereas Complaint hath bin this Day made unto me 
by Edward Series of Masshantuck jn said prouidence that his 
sonjnLaw William Seleuant hath absented him self from his 
family for four or fiue months Last past: whereupon his wife 
I Rachel | hath remoued her self out of our Township of said 
prouidence : and hath Left three small Children of said 
Seleuants jn a uery poor Condition : and the said Rachel doth 
jntend with all expedetion to Carrey a way all the said Seleuants 
houshold goods from his said Children as the Complainant 
saith : which thing js Contrary to both Law and equity 

these are therefore jn his Maiesties Name George king 
of Great Brittan &c: To require you the said Constable to 
seize the said houshold goods jf you Can find them within 
youre presencks and them jn your safe Custidy keep untill 
further order be taken about the same : and make Return of 
your procedings herein 

Giuen under my hand and seal this fift Day of march jn 
the eighth year of his said Majesties Reign Anno Domini : 
1 72 1 or 22 

[L. S.] Arthur ffenner Assistant 

( Verso) 

This Warrant was Executed according to the Contens 
there of 'P' mee 

Samuel Gorton Constabl[ ] 

[0717] Att A Towne Councill held att Prouidence March 
y*" 10*'' 1 72 1 



[ 299 ] 

Vpon the Petision of Peter Ballau Jun'' Concerning His 
Keepeing of Benjamin Beers : vpon Mature and Weighty 
Consideration Jt is ordered and Enacted that m' Richard 
Browne shall pay vnto the s'^ Peter Ballaeu the sum of hue 
pounds out of the profets and Rents of the Reail Esstatc that 
was in the possession of Benjamin Beers, deceased : toward 
the satisfieing the said Peter Ballaeu for the Charge he hath 
bin att in Keepeing the said surviveing Benjamin Beers 

A True Copie Attest ^/ mee 

Richard Waterman Clerk of y' Councill 



INDEX 



[ 303 ] 



INDEX TO SUBJECTS 



0387 


13 


0560 


142 


0570 


'56 



0G46 226 



0619 


194 


0023 


199 


0558 


142 



72 



[The number printed thus, 0387, refers to the number of the paper, and the number 13, following, refers 

to the page on which the paper will be found printed.] 

Act of General Assembly passed in Warwick 

reading and publishing in town meeting 

recovery of fines from constables refusing to serve 

committee appointed to inspect action of commissioners 
of Massachusetts Bay in matter of boundary 
Agreement — lease of land at Dibley Hole between James Dexter 
and Maturin Alard 

titles of documents 
Amatcaconett — Edward Inman et al. request highway near 
Andros Sir Edmund — letter from King James II, touching lib- 
erty of conscience 

information requested by John Whipple from town to prove 
claims 0485 77 

letters and orders to justices of peace 

order to pay Richard Arnold for services 

forfeited estate of John Waters granted for benefit of family 

keeping of ordinaries (taverns) in Providence 

census of males in Providence 
Apprentice — John Olney of Epenetus to Joseph Goldsmith 
Assistant — Richard Arnold, judge of town court 

member of town council 

witness to bond of executor 

warrant to provide members of General Assembly ossii 15 

0421 28 0446 55 0456 6 1 



0486 


77 


0515 


105 


0517 


1 12 


0512 


103 


051. J 


104 


0532 


127 


0577 


159 


0395 


17 


0372 


3 


0370 


2 


0405 


23 



[ 304 ] 



Assistant 

Stephen Arnold issues writ in action before magistrates 
0546 136 

signs writ of injunction 
John Dexter, warrant to elect constables, &c. 
Arthur Fenner, warrant to provide for General Assembly 

and General Court of Trials 0405 23 0421 28 0446 5 

acts as judge of Town Court of Trials 

as member of town council 0378 3 

issues warrant against William Sulevant 
Thomas Fenner signs warrant for meeting i?i re bounds of 
Pawtuxet 

witness to grant of land 

issues warrant for town meeting to choose deputies 

issues warrant for meeting of council in re Mary Aldrich, 
widow, 
William Field marries John Whipple, Jr., and Mercy Olney 
John Greene (Warwick) member of committee on surrender 

of charter 
Richard Greene arrested while surveying lands in West- 

connaug purchase 
Andrew Harris issues warrant for town council to consider 

estate of Josiah Westcott 
William Hopkins certifies copy of bond of Pawtuxet Pur- 
chasers 

warrant for special session General Assembly 

issues writ returnable to Court of Magistrates oeio 188 

judge of court of magistrates oeis 193 

takes deposition of Thomas Mathuson 

certifies to acknowledgment of deed 

warrant to call Purchasers' and Proprietors' meeting 

warrant to warn Town Council meeting 

warrant to call Town and Proprietors' meeting- 
Joseph Jenckes warrant to provide for General Assembly 
and General Court of Trials osoa 15 0431 28 

0456 61 



136 



0593 


174 


0538 


133 


5 0456 61 


0395 


17 


0373 


5 


0716 


298 


0653 


234 


0648 


228 


0669 


246 


0688 


268 


0666 


242 



0481 



75 



0647 


227 


0714 


296 


0603 


181 


0607 


186 


0611 


189 


0630 


195 


0609 


188 


0635 


199 


0627 


203 


0630 


206 


0638 


218 



55 



[ 305 ] 



Assistant — Joseph Jenckes^ Warrant to provide 
for special session General Assembly 
member of town council 0370 2 0372 3 

receipt of late town clerk for delivery of records 
complaint in action for slander 
takes acknowledgment of power of attorney 
takes deposition 

member of committee on surrender of charter 
issues warrant to elect town officers 
issues warrant to call meeting of town council 
issues writ returnable to Court of Magistrates or.50 138 
signs writ of injunction 
issues summons to Samuel Whipple to answer complaint 

for spreading infamous reports 
issues warrant for election of deputies and general 
officers 
Benjamin Smith signs writ of injunction 
Edward Smith issues writ — Court of Magistrates 
Joseph Williams certifies copy of bond of Gideon Crawford 
et al. 
issues warrant to choose assessors of tax and care for 

Anne Waters 
warrant for session of General Assembly issued to 
acts as judge of Court of Magistrates 0599 179 

0618 193 0630 195 

takes depositions in re assault on Mehitabel Yates 
takes depositions in re Joshua Verin 0619 194 

signs petition to regulate cutting of thatch 
issues warrant special session General Assembly 
member of committee to settle boundaries of Provi- 
dence Plantations 
issues warrant to provide for General Assembly 
cited to appear before General Assembly in Westcon- 

naug matter 
witness to grant of land on northern frontier 



o4ur> 


23 


0373 


5 


04O4 


22 


039.'> 


•7 


043ft 


40 


0430 


36 


0481 


75 


0538 


^11 


0550 


141 


055.-> 


141 


0.59i 


174 



0681 259 



0687 
0593 
0550 



26S 
174 
138 



0604 1 84 



0G06 


185 


0607 


186 


0613 


190 


06J4 


199 


OG29 


206 


0617 


192 


0636 


218 


0643 


221 


0643 


222 


0647 


227 


0648 


228 



[ 3o6 ] 



Assistant — Joseph Williams 

issues warrant for Proprietors' meeting 
issues warrant to provide for General Court of Trials 
to consider prudential affairs of the town 
to make a town rate 
Attorney General — Simon Smith arrested while officially survey- 
ing Westconnaug Purchase 
Bail — Arthur Fenner's petition for relief 
Bastardy — Josiah Owen's indemnity bond 
Beaver Dam — bound between Providence and Warwick 
Bill against Thomas Walling for services to his family 
Birth — John Whipple son of John Whipple Jr. and Mary 
child of Mercy Estance 
cost of book for recording 
Block Island — warrant calling General Assembly to maintain 

forces 
Boston — John Whipple's deposition relating to occurrence in 
shop of Thomas Clarke 
Thomas Olney sent thither in re Anne Waters 
warrant issued for Providence tax rate 
Boundary ^ request by Benedict Arnold et al. that town set 
bound of Indian Field 
John Whipple's request that town fix bounds for heirs of 

John Throckmorton 
Hannah Mathuson's request that town protect her from en- 
croachments 
Bounds of Providence — committee appointed to set 

John Whipple's request for information 0485 77 

purchasers and proprietors appoint committee to negotiate 
with committee appointed by Samuel Cranston et al. 
Bridge — Dexter's, John Throckmorton's share in land near 

Muddy Dock, request to reserve shore on Weybosset side 

as common 
Weybosset, appointment of committee to receive contribu- 
tions 



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[ 307 ] 



Bridge 

subscription list 

address to town by Jonathan Whipple d al. 
Brook — through land laid out to Thomas Patey 

Punhungansett, point in relation to bound of Pawtuxet Pur- 
chase 

Robin Run — request for land near 

Small — conflicting land claims of Samuel Winsor and Epe- 
netus Olney 
Caucaun — Eli Arnold's desire to change land at 
Caujaniquant — deed of mentioned 
Census — males in Providence over 15 years of age 

warrant for taking 
Chapoymiscok — highway thither requested 
Christmas Visit — letter concerning 
Clerk to House of Deputies — Thomas Olney signs message to 

house of magistrates 
Colony House — in Newport, notice of Court of General Trials 

and of General Assembly 
Combination — report of boundary line agreed upon 

reference in Stephen Arnold's protest 

alluded to in report on Seven Mile Line 
Commission — issued to captains of Rangers of the woods 

to run south line of Massachusetts Bay Colony 
Commissioners — to settle boundary line between Providence 

and Warwick O625 199 

Common — request that land improperly laid out revert to 

request for leave to fence temporarily 

right to fence a part of granted for four years 

petition to reserve place for creatures passing over the river 
at Weybosset 

petition for free access at Mile End Cove 
Commonage — letter from John Greene to town demanding 

grant of right in consideration of payment of town debt 

protest against such grant of right ossc 1 1 



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[ 3o8 ] 



Commonage 

request for exchange of right without for a right within 

Seven Mile Line 
request of Benjamin Hearnden for full right 
record of Benjamin Hearnden's right destroyed bj' Indians 
mowing a thatch, report of committee 
division of Gideon Crawford's right 
individual rights beyond Seven Mile Line 

Stephen Arnold 

Obadiah Brown 

Silas and Benjamin Carpenter 
Common Land — grant of a corner to Thomas A.rnold and 

Thomas Olney 
vote to record a return of layout to Thomas Harrison, Jr. 
grant of strip 5 ft. by 25 to Abraham Harding 
petition to town by Daniel Abbott concerning 
Samuel Whipple's request that town order surveyor to view 

his share and determine dispute 
proposition to quiet titles east of Seven Mile Line 
Daniel Abbott's proposal regarding titles 
Common Lands — west of Seven Mile Line, request that fifty 

acres be laid out to Peter Place before winter 
list of Proprietors who drew for 
request by William Hopkins that his lot be laid out 
Stephen Arnold's protest against laying out 
Benjamin Thornton's request for order to settle on right 
Common Perpetual — petition that it be made matter of record 
request for town to state certain lands 
petition that pine lands be 

request that land exchanged by Stephen Arnold be 
request to reserve shore on Weybosset side from Muddy 

Dock Bridge to Weybosset point 
request for relief from vote of town regarding land once 

granted to Silvester Scott 
Connecticut — commissioners to run north boundary 



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Conservator of the Peace — warrant to provide for general election 

deposition taken before John Heath 
Constable- — ^ elections »»r>o-^ ni 

warrant to call town meeting to elect 
committee requested regarding dues 
Daniel Abbott, election 

issues note binding town 

certifies return on treasurer's warrant 

gives notice of town meeting 
James Brown elected 

John Carder of Warwick, writ of injunction issued to 
Stephen Dexter, warrant issued by Deputy Governor Jenckes 

to arrest Jonathan Brown 
Samuel Gorton, warrant to seize goods of William Selevant 

issued to 1721-2 
William Hawkins elected 

makes note binding town 
Benjamin Hearnden elected 
Nathanael Jenckes elected 
Coroner — inquest on Thomas Patey, drowned 
Council — His Majesties (Andros Period), Richard Arnold a 

member 
Council of War — commission issued to Captain of Rangers 

decision regarding guns taken from Indians and appeal 

therefrom 
County of Rhode Island — King's Province and Providence 

Plantations (name given the Colony under Sir Edmund 

Andros) osoi 90 05i4 105 

(Jove — Bailey's, Daniel Abbott's request for common land 

Daniel Abbott's return of taxable land 

return of thatch beds 
Mile End, petition to town to order fences away from Wig- 

ginton Cove 
Sassafras, mentioned in locating line between Providence 

and Pawtuxet ^^^ 215 



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[ 3'o ] 



Cussuckquanch — deed of conformation by mentioned 
Death — of Thomas Patey 

Debt — assignment of portion due from General Assembly 
Deed — John Brown to Thomas Patey, vote of town to record 

John Jones to Joseph Smith, vote of town to record 

George Shepard to George Way, vote of town to record 

to settle boundary between Proprietors of Providence and 
Proprietors of Warwick 

land between Inman's Purchase and Pawtucket River, Pro- 
prietors of Providence to Richard Arnold et al. 

land on northern frontier on condition of defending the 
border. Proprietors of Providence to William Hopkins, 
et al. 

land near Snake Hill, Nathan Place to William Steere 
Deposition — John Whipple regarding matter in shop of Thomas 

Clarke 
Dibley Hole — agreement between James Dexter and Maturin 

Alard regarding land 
Disorderly Women — bond of Roger Williams et al. ordered 

surrendered 
East Greenwich — town sergeant Thomas Nichols 

suit for slander, Bridget Price vs. Samuel Bennett 

attorney in case appointed by Samuel Bennett 
Estate — of Resolved Waterman, recital of receipt of paper con- 
cerning 

John Smith, executor's bond Sarah Smith, widow, et al. 

William Carpenter, of Pawtuxet, inventory 

John Throckmorton, letter relating to claim of Caleb Carr, 
et al. 

part of an inventory 

Thomas Hopkins, proof of will and inventory 

Henry Brown inventory 

Joseph Aldrich, warrant for council meeting to prove will 
and provide for widow and children 

Josiah Westcott, warrant for council meeting to grant admin- 
istration and order inventorv 



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[ 311 ] 



Estate 

Benjamin Beers — payment from ordered by council 
Estray — town clerk's certificate of taking up gray mare and colt 
by William Hearnden 
gray mare, notice of taking up by Thomas Arnold et al. 
Excise — warrant issued to John Whipple to receive the whole 
Falls — Pawtucket, petition regarding Indian field 
Fence — near Cowpen's Point, across the common, petition of 
Thomas Harris et al. for order against 

complaint against Abraham Man for fencing town's highway 
right to fence in common on Warner's plain granted for 

four years 
agreement of Samuel Winsor et al. 

petition of Richard Phillips for common land as compensa- 
tion for fencing highway through his land 
Silvanus Scott's petition to change land to lessen expense 
petition of William Crawford et al. against cutting off access 

to common land at Mile End Cove 
petition of Nicholas Power et al. for leave to fence in high- 
way at town end of the Neck for five years 
Ferry — at Narrow Passage, footway through Thomas Patey's 

land to highway 
Field — Mashapaug, marked tree near, bound between Provi- 
dence and Pawtuxet 
New, request of John Ballou for common land in exchange 

for land near 
land returned as part of Daniel Williams' rateable estate 
Sam, an Indian, found traces of Thomas Patey, 1695 
Pawtucket, petition of Benedict Arnold <?/ r//. for bounding, 

1682 
Suckuscircutt Old, request to change land, 1684 
Town, in the Neck separated by highway from land of 

Thomas Patey, 1685 
highway from Town Field through Thomas Patey's land, 1688 
Fishing — petition against strange Indians 
Indians forbidden liberty in township 

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Footway — through Thomas Patey's land to town common 

Ford — ancient leading to western plains 

Forge — of Joseph Jenckes 

Freemen — list of persons propounded 

Freetown — testimony regarding Thomas Terry of 

General Assembly — House of Deputies, members from Providence 

Thomas Arnold 0397 19 

Alexander Balcom 

Thomas Field 0397 19 

James Blackmar 

Benjamin Carpenter 

Thomas Fenner 

Thomas Harris 

Joseph Jenckes, Jr. 

Samuel Whipple 

Gideon Crawford 

Capt. Arthur Fenner 

Thomas Olney 

Capt. William Hopkins 

Eleazer Whipple 

Samuel Wilkinson 

Joseph Williams 
General Assembly — House of Deputies, records of town meet- 
ings for election of members 
General Assembly — House of Magistrates, letter to House of 
Deputies, non-collection of taxes 

answer to House of Deputies, petition of Arthur 
Fenner, et al. 
General Assemby — message from House of Deputies to House 

of Magistrates regarding petition of Arthur Fenner, et al. 
General Assembly — notice to town to prepare for at Newport 



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notice to town to prepare for at Providence 0456 61 

notice to town to prepare for at Warwick 
General Treasury — assignment of amount due from the same, 
Eleazer Whipple to Stephen Sabeere 



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[ i'i 3 



Governor of Colony — Walter Clarke, one of committee on pro- 
posed surrender of charter, (/uo warranto proceedings 
report 

Samuel Cranston issues warrant for special session General 
Assembly 

warrant for special session General Assembly 

citation to Joseph Williams et al. to appear before General 
Assembly iii re Westconnaug matter 

Deputy John Greene, letter to Thomas Olney regarding 
north bound of Colony 

commission to Thomas Olney et al. north bound 

signs writ of injunction, Westcott vs. Lockwood 

Walter Clarke, citation to Joseph Williams et al. Westcon- 
naug matter 

Joseph Jenckes issued warrant to arrest and imprison Jon- 
athan Browne 
Grants of leave to exchange land for common land 

Daniel Abbott, having paid change money 

John Brown 

Joseph Hearnden, he paying change money 

John Sheldon, land laid out to William Fenner, deceased 

William Randall 

Edward Smith 

William Smith 
Greenwich — writ to arrest Samuel Bennett, Sr. 

duplicate of writ 
Highway — to the Narraqueseach, vote for layout 

complaint that highway into the country is cut off by Eleazer 
Whipple, referred to next meeting 

petition for highway through Wise's farm into the country 

request that town take action respecting Abraham Man's 
fencing 

request to town to exchange land cut off 

petition for highway to obtain access to land of John 
Brown, Jr. 



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Highway 

petition for highway northward between Lawrence Wilkin- 
son's swamp and Roger Williams' six-acre lot 

request of Valentine Whitman for leave to drive cattle in 
common road 

"from our dwelling places to our meadows" request 

plat of highway through lands of Daniel Williams et al. 

petition for damages for loss of land and expense of fencing 
sides of highway at Mashapaug 

protest against laying out when unnecessary 

to Chapoymiscok, request to order layout 
debt of town for services in laying out 

petition for leave to fence at town end of Neck 

petition for highway from John Dexter's land to public road, 
1719-20 

order for layout through Inman purchase 
Highway — Inter-Colonial north to Massachusetts, letter from 

town to Rehoboth 
Highway — Inter-Colonial west to Connecticut, return of layout 
in part 

summons to surveyor to appear before Court of Magistrates 
iti re not keeping road mended 

Woodstock, Mashamoquet and Killingly make request 

petition to town for layout 

report of committee on bill for making layout 
Highway at Louisquisset — committee to lay out appointed 

request that it pass land of Ephraim Pray and John Wilkin- 
son 
Highway town street — offer to make and maintain from Nicho- 
las Power's warehouse lot to Providence Williams' lot 

Surveyor — 

Thomas Arnold, 1687 

John Wilkinson, 1687 

Joseph Hearnden (way warden), 1691 

Samuel Whipple (way warden), 1691 



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[ 315 ] 



Highway — Surveyor 

Daniel Abbott summoned before Court of Magistrates 
to show why highway is not mended, 1709-10 
Highway to the water side — petition to reserve ways for creatures 
passing over the river at VVeybosset 
agreement between town and John Whipple 
Hill — on western part of John Scott's planting field 

of pine trees, petition that timber lie common for use of 

town 
Fox — referred to in Stephen Arnold's protest 
body of Thomas Patey found floating off 
committee to set bound of Colony 20 miles westward 
initial point for locating Seven Mile Line 
mentioned by Daniel Abbott ifi re Pawtuxet line 
report of commissioners on Pawtuxet boundary 
Hurtleberry, petition that land about be made common 
Neutaconkanut, summons to surveyors of highways regarding 

repairs on highway on west side of 
Snake, deed of land on southwest side Place to Steere 
request for layout of highway to Woodstock over 
Weybosset, proposed bridge from town side of salt water 
Woonsocket, Richard Arnold's request for land near 

bound of land granted Richard Arnold and Samuel 
Comsiock 
Hollow — great meadow near Henry Eustance's dwelling-house, 
petition to change land, 17 10 
debt of town for road to great meadow from great pond, 17 16 
Hunting — petition to town against privilege to Indian strangers 
right forbidden to Indian strangers 
see Fishing 
Indian — guide to attend committee to set west bound of Plan- 
tation 
payment to Tom, Mr. Crawford's partner 
Inhabitant — grant of right to Gideon Crawford 
to Robert Davis 



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Inliabitanf 

petition to town for admission as 

Robert Colwell 

Thomas Baker 

Joseph Washburn 

Gideon Crawford 

William Ashley 

Robert Westgate 

Henry Stacey (temporarily) 

John Kelly 

John Mitchell 

William Parsheon 
Inman Purchase — deed of land between Inman purchase and 

Pawtucket river 
highway ordered land through 
Invasion — General Assembly called in special session to repel 
Iron Works in Providence — letter to Joseph Jenckes regarding 

rebuilding 
Jail — His Majesty's at Newport mittimus to commit Jonathan 

Brown of Providence 
Jurors Grand — General Court of Trials — 
John Thornton 
Thomas Olney 
John Whipple 
Thomas Arnold 
Benjamin Whipple 
Jurors, Petit — General Court of Trials — 
Eleazer Arnold 
Thomas Patey 
Thomas Field 
Nathaniel Waterman 
James Ballou 
Nathan Mowry 
Thomas Fenner 
John Thornton 



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Justice of the Peace — Samuel Gorton ( 

Randall Holden 

Thomas Fenner inm 192 1 

Richard Waterman 

Richard Browne 
Justice of Peace — under Andros' administration 

Arthur Fenner osoi 

Randall Holden 

Francis Brinley 

Richard Smith 
Keys — request for common land near 
Killingly - — request for road from Providence 

division of land of Gideon Crawford at the little river in 
Killingsworth — paper concerning highway 
King James II. — liberty of conscience in Rhode Island, letter 

to serve Edmund Andros 
Landing Place — for boards 
Layout of Common Land to 

Thomas Patey, in the Neck 0452 59 

about one mile east of William Hawkins' house 

Joseph Woodward, vote for record as returned 

Thomas Harris, Jr., vote for entry of record 

Samuel Wilkinson, on east side Crookfall river 

Andrew Harris in the Neck 

John Inman on Pawtucket river 

Andrew Edmunds, return allowed 
Lease — land at Dibley Hole, James Dexter and Maturin Alard 
Legal Proceedings — Court of Magistrates 

action for abuse and contempt of Her Majesty's authority 7's. 
Dailey, deposition of Thomas Mathewson and sentence 

action for assault, Mehitable Yates vs. Ann Colum, deposi- 
tion of John Whipple and summons to Mary Whipple 

action against Nehemiah Sheldon for selling strong drink 
at retail contrary to law, evidence and sentence 

members of Court — Joseph Williams and William Hopkins, 
Assistants, and Thomas Fenner, Justice oeia 193 



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Legal Proceedwgs 

complaint against Samuel Whipple for spreading infamous 
reports, summons to Whipple 

summons to surveyor of highways to appear and give rea- 
sons why road is not repaired 

action cf trespass — Hammond vs. Thornton, writ 
Legal Proceedings — Court of Magistrates — Actions of Debt 

Aylsworth vs. Inman, writ 

Jenckes 7's. Boerman, writ 0545 136 

report of Town Sergeant to General Sergeant 

Pray vs. Haeden, writ 

Harris vs. Dailey, judgment 

Latham vs. Dailey, writ and summons 
deposition of Thomas Harris et al. 
judgment 

Whipple vs. Chase, writ 
judgment 

Wright vs. Clark, writ 

record of testimony and judgment 
reference 

action for abuse and contempt of Her Majesty's authority vs. 
Daily, deposition of Thomas Mathewson and sentence 

action for assault — Mehitable Yates vs. Ann Colum, depo- 
sition of John Whipple and summons to Mary Whipple 

action against Nehemiah Sheldon for selling strong drink at 
retail contrary to law, evidence and sentence 

complaint against Samuel Whipple for spreading infamous 
reports, summons to Whipple 

summons to surveyor of highways to appear and give rea- 
sons why road is not repaired 

action of trespass — Hammond vs. Thornton, writ 
Legal Proceedings — Court of Trials — Main Cases 

Rice vs. Greene — for detainer of swine, writ 
declaration 
deposition of Samuel Gorton 



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[ 3'9 ] 



Legal Proceedings — Deposition 

of Henry Mattison and Samuel Potter 
Robert Potter 
Henry Mattison 
John Nichols 
Hawes vs. Field for undue molestation and damage, writ, 1 700 
Samuel Gorton, Justice of Courtof Trials 0584 170 »:>w, 171 
Randall Holden, Justice of Court of Trials 
Legal Proceedings — General Court of Trials 

action of slander. Price vs. Bennett, writ 0488 35 

defendant appoints attorney 
declaration 
motion in abatement 
presentment and indictment, John Whipple vs. Joseph 
Latham, ct al. 
form of bond to appear and answer said indictment 
action for forcible entry on lands, bond of Gideon Crawford 

et al. to answer complaint of Daniel Williams 
case of unjust molestation. Proprietors of VVestconnaug by 

Trustees vs. Joseph Williams' summons 
action of trespass and ejectment, John Whipple vs. Ruth 

\\'hipple, declaration 
action of debt on bond, Burlingamp vs. Whipple, declaration 

action, vs. Whipple, bond to sheriff, 

action on debt on bond, Nan Abrow vs. Sampson Bailey, 
both Indians 
Legal Proceedings— General Court of Trials at Newport 
warrants to General Assistants to call town meeting 

0431 28 0446 55 

Legal Proceedings — General Court of Trials at Newport 
warrants to General Assistants to call town meeting 

0536 132 0539 134 0549 1 38 

warrants to other than General Assistants to call town 
meetings — 
town clerk 
town sergeant 



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0685 266 



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135 
234 



[ 320 ] 



Legal Proceedings — Miscellaneous 
posting of wife by Daniel Abbott 
evidence of Thomas Harris, Sr., concerning Pardon Tilling- 

hast and Samuel Winsor 
perpetual memory — deposition by Thomas Terry 
writ for arrest of Nicholas Brown on complaint of John 

Whipple 
notice of change of court owing to small-pox distemper 
writ of injunction, Westcott ?,$■. Lockwood 
evidence concerning Jonathan Wade 
warrant of Deputy Governor to arrest Jonathan Browne 
warrant of Assistant for seizure of household goods of Wil- 
liam Sulevant 
Legal Proceedings — Town Court of Trials 

Jenckes 7's. Edmunds, action of slander, complaint and 

answer 
Liberty of Conscience — letter of King James IL to Gov. 

Andros 
proclamation of King James II. 
License — to deal in goods, granted Gideon Crawford 

to keep a public house — see Tavern 
Line — Four Mile, request for leave to take up hind between 

Four Mile and Seven Mile Lines 
estate of Daniel Abbott, land between Four Mile and Seven 

Mile Lines 
Line — Seven Mile, one-half of purchase right on east side of 

said line given each to Richard Arnold and William 

Hopkins for paying town debt 
petition that southern extension be run 
Stephen Arnold's address to town regarding rights of Paw- 

tuxet Purchasers beyond said line 
discussion of proper location and direction and committee 

to run said line proposed 
south boundary of Providence to westward of said line 

settled 



37 



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[ 321 ] 



Line 

report to Proprietors of committee on soutliern extension 
southern extension settled 

land of Gideon Crawford to west of said line divided 
letter from Pawtuxet men to Proprietors 
Lot — forty-foot-suggestion for layout in town street 
report of committee on division 

request for one lot in payment for labor on committee 
Home, John Throckmorton's purchased by Henry Wright 
Warehouse, grant by town to John Smith (Mason) 

Joseph Smith 

Joseph Woodward 
request for to town by Epenetus Olney 

Joseph Woodward 

Gideon Crawford 

John Dexter 

Daniel Abbott, Jr. 0613 190 

Nicholas Power 064i 220 

agreement between town and John Whipple in 
division of Gideon Crawford's estate 
Louisquisset — grant of right to John Brown to exchange land 

1682-3 
committee appointed to lay out highway to go up into the 

country, 1682—3 
request of John Wilkinson for highway, 1683 
grant to Edward Smith of right to exchange land, 1690-1 
request of William Randall for exchange of land, 1691 
request of Valentine Whitman regarding liberty of driving 

cattle to town, 1691 
Machamoquet — request for road from Providence, 17 10 

compare Watchemoket 
Magistrate — Town of Providence 

Joseph Woodward's receipt from 1687 

notice to call town meeting to prepare for General Assembly. 

1 690- 1 



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[ 3^2 ] 



Magistrate 

notice to call town meeting to prepare for General Court 

of Trials and General Assembly 
Marriage — first and second publication of intention, William 

Turpin to Anne Pratt, widow 
John Whipple, Jr., to Mary Olney 

publication in town meeting, Richard Arnold to Sarah Smith 
first and second publication of intention, William Turpin to 

Anne Pratt, widow, 1690 
first and second publication of intention, Ephraim Pray to 

Sarah Clagghorne 
record book debt for 
Mashapaug — mentioned in report of committee to settle bound- 
ary line between Providence and Pawtuxet 
petition of Richard Phillips for damages caused by highway 

through land at 
tree-bound at, in line between Providence and Pawtuxet 
mentioned in Daniel Abbott's communication regarding 

division line of Pawtuxet and Providence 
Massachusetts — commission of committee to run south bound 
letter from Deputy Governor John Greene to Thomas Olney 

regarding boundary 
report of committee on boundary 
committee appointed to inspect action of the Massachusetts 

committee in running bounds and prevent their running 

it wrongly 
grant of lands on tenure of protection against 
Meadow — at Cedar Swamp near Wamssocut Hill 
Richard Arnold's request for land 
on small brook, conflicting claims of Epenetes Olney and 

Samuel Winsor 
Great, former share of John Throckmorton 
petition of Henry Eustance to exchange land at Great 

Meadow Hollow 
debt of town for laying highway from Great Pond to Great 

Meadow Hollow 



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0543 


135 


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[ 323 ] 



Meadow 

Joshua Verin's salt meadow, testimony 
Moshassuck, divisional share of William Crawford 

former share of John Throckmorton on North side of 
river at Dexter's bridge 
Neutaconkanut, request that highway be stated to 
Weybosset, former share of John Throckmorton at 
Memorandum — of initials and figures 

arithmetical 0571 ic[ 

Menekelah — mention of deed from 
Mere Bank — about Bailey's Cove, Daniel Abbott's request for 

land 
Meshantatuck — lands and meadows of John Crawford 
Military — letter from Major Smith at Rochester to Capt. Wil- 
liam Hopkins regarding returns 
jurisdiction of Colony, report to Lords of the Committee of 

" Trade and Plantations" 
Fort at Newport, notice to constables regarding tax 
Mill saw — noted in return of Joseph Jenckes' rateable estate 
Moswansicut — highway to Woodstock via 
Narraqueseade — vote for surveyors to lay out highway thither 
Neck, The — lay out of land to Thomas Patey 045a 59 

to Andrew Harris 
lands in request of Daniel Abbott 
rights to land given for paying town debt not to be taken 

up in the Neck 
land of Daniel Abbott near Bailey's Cove 
request of Daniel Abbott for complement of common land 
lot called George Shepard's eleven acres, request of Sam- 
uel Winsor to exchange part of it for common land 
land of Daniel Abbott, return of rateable estate 
land that was George Shepard's returned as rateable estate 

by Samuel Winsor 
cross transfers of land between Epenetus Olney and Thomas 
Patey 



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i 324 ] 



Neck, The 

former land of John Throckmorton 

former land of Gideon Crawford, division 

land in Pawtuxet neck returned as rateable estate of Silas 

and Benjamin Carpenter, 1688 
land in Pawtuxet neck all unfenced, returned as rateable 
estate of Stephen Arnold, 1688 
Newport — notice of sessions of General Assembly at 

0446 55 0536 1 32 0539 134 0541 135 
0635 217 0636 2l8 0643 222 0687 268 

notice of sessions of General Court of Trials at 

0438 35 0439 36 0446 55 0456 6 1 
0539 134 0541 135 0549 138 0654 234 

Oxford — in New England, agreement with Maturin Alard of 

Oxford 
Oysters — Indian Sam in search of 
Partition — of estate of Gideon Crawford 
Pascoag — division of land of Gideon Crawford at 
Pasture — Chaluf pasture plain, near Thomas Clemence 
Path — Mashapaug, on north side Long Pond 
Pawtuxet — outlands in rateable estate of Silas Carpenter, et al. 
Pawtuxet Purchase - — bond of indemnity between purchasers 

copy of right of Pawtuxet and Providence men 
Pawtuxet Purchase Bounds — report of committee to run line as 
stated in Combination 

warrant for meeting to choose men to run line 

final agreement and vote of town 

claims of Stephen Arnold beyond Seven Mile Line 

petition of Daniel Abbott to town 

proposal to quiet titles before determining bounds 

report upon southerly extension of Seven Mile Line 

letter from committee of Pawtuxet men asking appointment 
of committee of Proprietors to settle 

warrant for town meeting to raise money to defray expenses 
of settling 



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[ 3^5 ] 



Pawtuxet Purchase Bounds 

petition of Thomas Fenner to Proprietors to appoint a new 

committee to settle 
proposition of Daniel Abbott for settling 
letter from committee of Pawtuxet Proprietors to Proprietors 

of Providence for appointment of committee 
letter from Pawtuxet men to Proprietors of Providence ask- 
ing appointment of a committee to settle 
settlement by committees of Pawtuxet and Providence 
trustees appointed and impowered by town to settle 
Pettaconset — share at, formerly of Gideon Crawford 
Plain — Western, layout of intercolonial highway 
called Chaluf pasture, near Thomas Clemence 
Pin^, petition that timber thereon be stated common 
Warner's grant of right to enclose a part for a term 
on south side of Woonasquatucket river, request to exchange 
land 
Plainfield — debt of town for work on road 

report on bills for laying out highway thither 
Plat — of land adjoining Crookfall laid out to Samuel Wilkinson 
land in the Neck laid out to Andrew Harris 
land adjoining Pawtucket river laid out to John Inman 
highway through lands of Daniel Williams, Nicholas Sheldon, 
et al. 
Point — Cowpen, petition that it be laid open to townsmen 

Weybosset, Joseph Whipple's request that land from Muddy 
bridge thither be stated common 
Pond — Benedict, land of John Throckmorton 

Great, debt of town for laying out highway from to Great 

Meadow Hollow 
Long, path to Mashapaug on north side 

land formerly of John Throckmorton 
Mashapaug, petition of Richard Phillips for damages on 
account of highway 



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[ 326 ] 



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Pond 

Moswansicut, Edward Bennett's request to exchange land 

for common land 0483 76 

request for road from Providence to Woodstock by north 

end of Mswonsecut 
division of Gideon Crawford's land adjoining 
Mushasacutt, in re Pawtuxet bounds 
small ponds on Weybosset side, division of land formerly 

of Gideon Crawford 
Tongue, land of John Throckmorton 
Poor — Ann Harris makes request that town care for her 

Thomas Waters' wife and child, committee for their care 
appointed 
list of town rate for their support 

grant of forfeited estate for their benefit by Gov. Andros 

warrant to town sergeant to notify townsmen to care for 

Edward London, request of Thomas Field that town make 

provision 0563 1 43 

Mary Aldrich, widow of Joseph, Jr., warrant for council 

meeting to consider placing 
list of debts of town on account of poor 
Portsmouth — suit between Indians, declaration 
Potowomut — mentioned in testimony of Samuel Gorton 
Pound — request of Thomas Harris, Sr., for 
matter of payment for referred 
committee appointed to levy rate for 
list of rate 
Power of Attorney — to represent in court Samuel Bennett to 

John Whipple, Jr. 
Price — allowed for produce, &c., in payment of taxes 
Prisoners French — General Assembly called in session to main- 
tain 0635 217 
Proclamation — by King James H. regarding liberty of con- 
science 0495 
by Gov. Andros regarding estate of John Waters 0512 



0688 


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[ ;.^7 ] 

Proprietors of Grand Purchase of Providence 

agreement to give rights to Richard Arnold and William 

Hopkins for paying debts of the town o.iht 13 

protest of Samuel Winsor against giving rights for payment 
of town debts 

grant of right to Richard Arnold ct al. 

order rescinding grant to Richard Arnold ct al. 

list of draft made for division of lands on west side of 

Seven Mile Line <>»i-i 30 

request that purchase right granted for benefit of a school 

be fulfilled oiih jy 

deposition of Samuel Whipple regarding Richard Scott's 

statements of his purchase from Verin »Mi;i> 206 

deposition of James Dexter regarding \erin's sale to Scolt «m;i!> 194 

petition of Daniel Abbott respecting layout of rights of those 

who are behind <>"«-*^ 13- 

request for common land referred by town meeting to meet- 
ing of purchasers capable of disposing 

record of a meeting held June i 

petition for more perfect regulations for cutting thatch 

report of committee on mowing of thatch beds 

deed by trustees settling bounds with Warwick 

warrant fur meeting to receive report of trustees regarding 
boundary against Warwick 

notice of warning from Westconnaug Proprietors 

deed to Richard Arnold ct al. of land between Inman's Pur- 
chase and Pawtucket river '»<!•»•"' --4 

grant of lands to William Hopkins, Richard Arnold, </ <//., 
on tenure of Grantees protecting northern line of 
plantations against all intruders "<'>•'** --^ 

report of committee on southern extension of Seven Mile 

Line «••■"' -30 

request of EHezer Arnold for two hundred acres of common 

land in northern part of township o*"*^- ^33 

42 



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[ 328 ] 



Proprietors of Grand Purchase of Providence 

warrant for meeting to raise money to defray expenses of 
settling bounds against Pawtuxet men 

suggestions by Thomas Fenner et al. relative to committee 
to lay out forty-foot lots 

appointment of committee to negotiate with committee ap- 
pointed by Samuel Cranston et al. of Westconnaug Pro- 
prietors 

report of committee on division of forty-foot lots 

request of Thomas Field regarding his right in forty-foot lots 

petition of Thomas Fenner for a new committee to run line 
of boundary against Pawtuxet Purchasers 

proposition of Daniel Abbott for settling boundary with Paw- 
tuxet Purchasers 

letter from committee of Pawtuxet Proprietors regarding 
completion of boundary 

complaint of Arthur Fenner et al. with proposition to pre- 
vent fraudulent layout of lots west of Seven Mile Line 

request of Thomas Fenner to prevent double layout of rights 
west of Seven Mile Line 

petition of Nathaniel Jenckes et al. to correct error in draw- 
ing shares of land 

letter of Daniel Williams relative to rights and titles to land 
of Roger Williams 

letter of Pawtuxet men relative to settlement of bounds 

action on petition relative to common land at Mile End Cove 

bond to secure proprietors in recognizing division of Nathan- 
iel Jenckes et al. 

agreement of committee in settlement of Pawtuxet bounds 
Protest — Jonathan Whipple against Gregory Dexter's report 

Samuel Winsor against granting proprietory rights in con- 
sideration of payment of debts of town 

Daniel Abbott against granting proprietory rights in con- 
sideration of payment of debts of town 

Stephen Arnold against laying out lands west of Seven Mile 
Line 



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[ 3^9 ] 



Prudential Affairs — warrant to warn town meeting to act on 

^Hi•i^ 2 03 ««;{8 2 1 8 
Quapaugue — land formerly of Gideon Crawford 
Quo Warranto — report of committees' proceedings /// re 

opinion of townsmen 
Real Estate — Jonathan Whipple's reply to Gregory Dexter's 
report 
Samuel Winsor's appeal to the town 
Receipt — Joseph Woodward to magistrates and selectmen of 

Providence on account of a bill signed by constables 
Recorder General — John Sanford, certificate of receipt for 
amount due from town paid by Richard Arnold and 
William Hopkins 
issues writ, Price 7's. Bennett 04-is 35 

certifies copy of declaration, Price I's. Bennett 
receipt for amount due from town 
Weston Clarke, sends letter from House of Magistrates to 
House of Deputies concerning petition of Arthur 
Fenner ef a/. 
sends letter from Court of Magistrates to House of 

Deputies regarding delinquent taxes 
issued writ, Proprietors of Westconnaug 7'^-. Joseph 

Williams 
certifies copy of declaration, Whipple vs. Whipple 
certifies copy of declaration, Burlingame vs. Whipple 
certifies copy of declaration. Nan Albro vs. Samson 
Bailey, both Indians 
Records Town — vote that each man's land be recorded in town 
book 
delivery of certain books and papers to town council by 

John Whipple, Jr., town clerk 
report to town by Joseph Jenckes, Assistant of receipt of 
records from John Whipple, late town clerk, delivery to 
Thomas Whipple, town clerk 

loss of record of Benjamin Hearnden's right to com- 
monage attributed to Indians 



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[ 330 ] 



Records — Tcnvn 

debt of town for books for recording births and mar- 
riages 
Rehoboth — letter regarding layout of highway to the ancient 
ford near where Mr, Blackstone's house formerly stood 

Indian coming from Rehoboth discovered body of Thomas 
Pate)', drowned 
Remonstrance, see Protest 
Report of Committee, to run boundary against Pawtuxet 

on division of thatch beds 

boundary of Plantation against Mendon 
location of southern extension of Seven Mile Line 
division of forty foot lots in the town street 
debts of town o~oi 278 

agreement regarding line in boundary against Pawtuxet 
Requests to town for common land 

Daniel Abbott 0432 29 o4.-i8 43 

Richard Arnold 

Samuel Comstock o:)so 9 

John Sheldon 

Nathaniel Waterman 

Thomas Olney 

Joseph Hearnden for protection in land granted him 

David Whipple 

Joseph Jenckes 

John Smith 

Joseph Smith 

Richard Waterman 

Eliezer Whipple 0454 61 

Jonathan Whipple 

Joseph Aldrich 

Joseph Smith on account of wolf that he killed 

John Steere 

Thomas Patey 

Benjamin Hearnden 



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[ 33^ J 



Requests to Unv7i for ronitnoii /and 
Samuel Steere 

Richard Phillips, for highway damages 
Eliezer Arnold 

Nicholas Power, on tidewater side against iiis own lot 
Timothy Carpenter, for settlement and recording of his 
layout 
Request for leave to exchange land for common land 
Daniel Abbott 
William Whipple 
Lawrence Wilkinson 
Joseph Hearnden 
John Sheldon 
Andrew Harris 

William Randall «4i« 26 

Samuel Winsor «4i« 26 

James P.allou 
John Ballou 

Benjamin Hearnden, Sr. 
Joseph Whipple 
Edward Bennett 
George Keech 
Edward Smith 
William Smith 
Richard Arnold 
John Malavery 
Thomas Angell 
Daniel Angell 
William Eustance 
William Harris 
Request to town for recording titles of fifty acre shares by 
Edward Smith 
for correction of record of layout to Samuel Winsor by 
Thomas Patey 
Rhoshock — request by Samuel Winsor to exchange land on west 
side of Rhoshock for common land 



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[ 332 ] 



Rhyme — effusion 

River — lands north of " river that runneth down by northern 
end of Wansokut hill," given on tenure of defending 
title against Mendon or Massachusetts men 
" that runneth by the north part of Wonsocket hill," bound 

of land granted Richard Arnold et al. 
Chepachet, highway to Woodstock via, 17 lo 

land about a mile east from, sold to William Steere, 

1715 
Crookfall, layout of land on east side, 1683 
Little, " this side Wasquadomset," request of Richard 
Arnold to exchange land there for common land, 
1691-2 
Moosup, point in bound between Providence and Warwick 

west of Seven Mile Line 
Moshassuck, " Moshawsuck" east bound of proposed per- 
petual common 
grant of right to exchange land on south side near 

Louisquisset for common land to Edward Smith 
share of John Throckmorton in meadow on north side 
" Moshawset," charge of felonious acting with sheep 
Pawtucket, layout of intercolonial road 

layout of land on Potuket river to John Inman 
referred to in Stephen Arnold's protest 
bound of land between it and Inman's Purchase granted 
by Proprietors to Richard Arnold et al. 
Pawtuxet, Court of Royal Commissioners' line to run thither 
referred to in Stephen Arnold's protest 
Puuhungansett, a branch 
southernmost bound of Plantation 
Daniel Abbott's proposition in re Pawtuxet line 
Thomas Fenner's petition to Proprietors /// re Pawtuxet 

line 
extension of Seven Mile Line thither 
Pocasset, line between Providence and Pawtuxet, near Pau- 
chassett river 



151 



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0645 


224 


0694 


272 


0707 


285 


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0676 


251 


0681 


259 


0433 


39 


0400 


19 


0489 


78 


0645 


224 


0518 


1 12 


0489 


78 


0635 


199 


0649 


230 


0670 


246 


0668 


244 


0696 


274 



0633 2 I 5 



[ 3:->:-, ] 



River — Pocasset 

land laid out west of Pauchaset river 
rateable estate east and west of Pauchaset river 
line between Providence and Pawtuxet men carried near 
unto Pachaset river 
Punhunganset, highway laid out thither 
Salt, below Pawtucket falls, east bound of Indian field 
Seekonk, Thomas Patey's body found in 
West, Jonathan Whipple's reply to Gregory Dexter's report 
Wanasquatuckett, point of reference in bounds between 
Providence Common and Pawtuxet Purchase 

0668 244 0670 246 «6!»6 274 

line authorized to be run from head of river l)y Court 

of Royal Commissioners 
grant of right to William Smith to exchange land on 

west side of 
relation of river to Seven Mile Line, report to Proprie- 
tors 
salt marsh, formerly of John Throckmorton 
request of William J. Harris to exchange land on south 
side 
Robin's Run — request to exchange land for common land, 1685 

request for land on Robin's brook, 1689 
Rochester — where was held the general quarter session of Jus- 
tices of the Peace of Rhode Island, King's Province 
and Providence Plantations 
letter from Major Richard Smith in Rochester to Captain 
William Hopkins concerning defective returns 

Rock^ upon the shore against Thomas Field's house bound of 

shore to be reserved 
Hipse's to west of Pauchasset river on line between Provi- 
dence and Pawtuxet 
stone at Mashapogue, stated bound between Providence 
and Pawtuxet 
Sale of Land — Edward Inman's offer to town before seUing to 
others 



<MM>.J 


iSi 


on.'to 


I 2 I 


)NM(H 


244 


4MiK1t 


269 


O.J 71 


3 


or>7» 


'54 


U.Ui'.t 


1 



7« 



135 



0640 


230 


0676 


25' 


o6»n 


269 


0-t5.{ 


60 


0533 


130 



116 

.87 

244 
282 

58 



[ 334 ] 



Scattape — mention of deed of conformation by 

School — request of John Whipple, Jr., that a grant of purchase 

right for school be fulfilled 
School-Master — request of William Turpin that the grant of a 

parcel of land for benefit of a schoolmaster be laid out 
Scouts in Indian War — commission to captains issued by Coun- 
cil of War 

list of captains of bands of ten men each 
Seal — of Receiver General under Andros 
Secotunconug— Gideon Crawford's farm at 

Secretary of Gov. Andros — John West 0512 103 

Sekeeseckutt — land near given to Obadiah Brown by John Brown 
Selectmen — of town under Andros, powers conferred 

election of oso-^ 91 

rate lists signed by 0531 122 

Sergeant General — Charles Tillinghast gives notice to town of 

Providence regarding elections 0541 135 

writ issued to Tillinghast in Aylsworth fs. Inman 
in Pray 7's. Hayden 
in Jenckes 7,'s. Boorman 0545 136 

town sergeant's report to Jenckes vs. Boorman 

Edmund Caverly gives notice to town regarding elections 

0405 23 0431 28 0446 55 0456 6 1 

gives notice to town of Providence to warn jurors to 

attend General Court of Trials 
writ. Price vs. Bennett issued to o428 35 

Thomas Fry gives notice to town of Providence regarding 
elections o536 132 

Sheriff of Colony — Francis Pope, warrant and service relating 
to election 
William Coddington, warrant to relating to election 
Nicholas Lange, writ issued to Proprietors of Westconnaug 
vs. Joseph Williams 
bonds of John Whipple given to Lange to appear and 
answer an action of Burlingame w. Whipple 



0489 



0418 



0444 



0499 
0429 



78 



27 



54 



0581 


163 


0581 


163 


0534 


117 


0708 


288 


0513 


104 


0571 


151 


0517 


I 1 2 


0517 


1 I 2 


0532 


127 


0549 


138 


0555 


141 


0550 


138 


0546 


136 


0547 


137 


0393 


15 



89 



05.;<» 134 



0607 


186 


0635 


217 


0651 


232 


0683 


261 



[ 335 ] 



Sheriff- Deputy — James Dexter certifies to copy of writ, 1707 

warrant issued to Dexter to warn council meeting, 171c 
John Angell, writ issued to, Hammond 7-s. Thornton, 17 13 
Slander — see East Greenwich 

Small Pox — at Newport, notice of effecting General Court of 
Trials 
cases deferred on account of 
Socesicut — farm of Gideon Crawford at 
Sockanosset — petition of John Dexter for highway at 
Surveyors to lay out common lands 

Thomas Olney, layout of land made by him mh-z 3S 
0465 66 

record of election 
William Hopkins, layout of land »4oo 19 

Arthur Fenner, layout of land 

record of election 
Samuel Wilkinson, appointed to lay out lands granted on 

condition of defending frontier, [707 
Thomas Fenner, appointed to lay out lands granted on con- 
dition of defending frontier, 1707 
Swamp, conflicting claims of Epenetus Olney and Samuel Winsor 

to a swamp on small brook, 1684-5 
Cedar, Woonsocket, request for layout of land there 
Great, at head of Benjamin Hearnden's house lot 

highway leading to bound of land laid out to Thomas 
Patey 

land of John Throckmorton 
John Greene's, bound of proposed perpetual common 
Joshua's, part of estate of Samuel Winsor 
Lawrence Wilkinson's, next to Roger Williams' six-acre lot 
Swimming — place at Weybosset, petition to reserve land at 

0613 190 

Swine — complaint of Samuel Winsor ^/^?/. to town about damage 
by swine, 1682 
43 



06KK 
07(Nt 



268 
284 



OB.M) 


'34 


or.4!> 


•38 


<t70K 


288 


07 13 


295 


04.-.2 


59 


050a 


9' 


040S 


20 


0534 


13' 


O.'jOi 


91 


o(;4S 


228 


OG4« 


2 28 


(►44.-. 


54 


0375 


7 


0433 


38 


0405 


66 


0676 


-'5» 


0460 


64 


0310 


97 


()4«;i 


76 


(MiOH 


.87 



[ 336 ] 



Swine 

order of town regarding swine found on common without 

yoke and ring, 1682 
John Sheldon's opinion regarding swine upon common, 1684 
memorandum regarding hogs, 1693 

petition of Richard Waterman et al. for town order regulat- 
ing or preventing the keeping of swine on the common 

(lands) 1710-11 
Tavern — bond to keep John Whipple, Jr. 

John Whipple 
letter regarding tavern kept by John Whipple 
license to John Whipple 0519 113 

memorandum of tavern-charges on training day 
Tax — memorandum concerning rates 

request of Thomas Field that inquiry be made regarding 

tax collected 
order of town that town council assess a rate 
memorandum of prices allowed for Indian corn, rye, beef, 

pork and butter received in payment 
notice of town meeting to order tax levy for support of " His 

Majesty's Government" 
order of John Usher, Treasurer and Receiver General, to 

commissioner and selectmen of Providence to make a 

rate 
request of House of Deputies for information regarding 

towns neglecting to pay colonial taxes 
letter from Court or House of Magistrates to House of 

Deputies regarding colonial taxes not collected 
commission to collectors, from General Treasurer 
prices allowed for wheat, rye, Indian corn, barley, oats, wool, 

in payment 
warrant to call town to make town rate 
petition of appraisers for repayment of sum overtaxed 
petition of collector for money due him from town for rates 

of persons who had left town 



0379 


9 


0427 


35 


0571 


151 


0697 


276 


0373 


5 


0501 


90 


0513 


104 


0531 


115 


0535 


131 


0389 


13 


0448 


57 


0503 


91 


0516 


106 


0509 


96 


0524 


117 


0579 


161 


0579 


161 


0631 


207 


0631 


207 


0659 


237 


0663 


239 



0699 277 



[ 337 ] 



Tax Assessor — lists 0440 44 0441 48 osin 106 »)r>i7 112 

0538 127 0582 165 0608 180 

bill of Daniel Abbott for fees 

commissioner appointed to join with selectmen of town as 
assessors 

order of town that council assess a tax 

notice to townsmen to make returns of rateable estates 

warrant warning town meeting to choose 

petition to town for rebate to correct mistake in overtaxing 
Timothy Carpenter 
Tax Collector — John Whipple's declination to act, 1684 

report of results of having no collector and proposal of ben- 
eficiaries of tax rate to act, 1685-6 

James Ballou's receipt to Thomas Olney and William Olney 
for their part of rate, 1695-6 

of rate for fort and other tax notified to repair to Newport, 

1703 
commission from General Treasurer with instructions relat- 
ing to powers and duties, 1705 
Tax Rate Lists — rate of ;^25, for the Colony, ;{^22-ios the rest 
for the town 0440 44 

rate for support of "His Majesty's Government " by com- 
missioner and selectmen, ;^33-9S-6d 
town rate to support child of Thomas Waters, pay for pound 

and other things 
country rate, ;^37-i2S-3d 
list of inhabitants of Providence who are rated by the head, 

taken by the commissioner and selectmen 
for i:i28 
colony for ;{J"iooo 
Tax-Return of Ratable Estate — warrant from John Usher, 
Treasurer of New England, to constables and 
selectmen of Providence, to make returns to him 
of taxable polls and estates 
assessors' notice to townsmen to make returns 



122 



68 



(».'V<»7 


95 


0603 


9' 


<>«02 


180 


ooo« 


'85 


0063 


239 


0411 


25 


0470 


70 


or:8 


160 


0607 


186 


0631 


207 


0441 


48 


0511 


98 


0516 


106 


0531 


122 


0532 


127 


0582 


'65 


0631 


207 



0505 
0602 



92 
180 



[ 338 ] 



0493 82 0506 94 



Tax-Return of Ratable Estate 
of Daniel Abbott 
John Walling 
Thomas Walling 
Daniel Williams 
James Angell 
Stephen Arnold 
Benjamin and Silas Carpenter 
Samuel Winsor 
Arthur Fenner 
Joseph Jenckes, Sr. 
Joseph Jenckes, Jr. 
Thatch — consideration postponed to next meeting 
petition to Proprietors for regulations 
report of committee to Proprietors concerning time of mow- 
ing with recommendation regarding division 
warrant warning Proprietors to meet to receive account of 

division 
return of thatch beds in Bailey's Lower Cove 
report of committee on division 
petition concerning common lands at Mile End Cove referred 

to committee on thatch beds 
division of right of Gideon Crawford 
Throckmorton, John — report of his former holdings of land 
Town Clerk — -receives notice from General Sergeant to cause 

town to prepare for election 
Town Clerks — John Whipple, Jr., delivers records to town 
council 
receipt for records received from 
Daniel Abbott certifies to copy 

clerk pro tern, attests copy of records 
Joseph Williams, for one meeting, in absence of town clerk 
Thomas Olney, received the records 

signs letter to Rehoboth from town concerning inter- 
colonial highway 



0508 


96 


0525 


118 


0493 


81 


0509 


96 


0493 


81 


0506 


94 






0520 


114 






0510 


97 


0491 


81 


05.30 


121 


0490 


80 


0528 


120 






0510 


97 






0529 


121 






0526 


119 






0536 


119 






0503 


9^ 






0617 


192 



197 



0638 


218 


0639 


219 


0640 


219 


0703 


279 


0708 


288 


0676 


251 


0541 


135 


0372 


3 


0404 


22 


0633 


215 


0507 


95 


0399 


19 


0404 


22 



0433 



39 



[ 339 ] 



l^oiiDi Clerks — Thomas Olney 

attests record of layout of land to Andrew Harris 
copies rate list 

attests record of layout of land to 'I'homas Patey 
1686-7 
Thomas Olney, election 0502 91 

certificate regarding exchange of real estate 
certificate regarding taking up estray 
issues writ, Hawes vs. Field 
attests copy of record of town meetings 
attests record of deed from Proprietors 
copies commission by General Assembly to committee 

of vigilance 
attests copy of town order regarding bounds of Planta- 
tion 
attests copy of agreement of town and John Whipple 
attests copy of record of marriage and birth 
makes report of John Throckmorton's holdings of land 
attests acceptance of a highway by town 
attests record of bond to Proprietors 
attests record of agreement regarding bounds, Paw- 

tuxet with Providence 
attests record of bond of Pawtuxet purchasers 
Richard Waterman, certifies record of town council 
Town Clerk of Warwick — John Potter writes letter to Provi- 
dence disavowing any differences between towns 
Samuel Gorton, issues writ in re Rice vs. Greene ct a/. 
Town Council — list of members osts 3 

warrant to call town meeting to elect 
Town Debt — to John Sanford, General Recorder, manner of 
payment and complications thereon 0383 10 0386 11 

0388 13 0389 1 3 

to John Sanford, receipt for payment in money and in boards 

to Daniel Abbott, request for payment 

to John Wilkinson for sergeant's wages, request for payment 



<>4.-<-J 


3H 


0440 


44 


Oili't 


59 


04(IA 


66 


OR43 


'35 


<>."kl7 


144 


Oft71 


•5' 


0.-i!>7 


.78 


(M(8'^ 


2'3 


004ft 


224 



O04O 226 



06fi5 


235 


OC05 


241 


oeo6 


242 


0676 


25' 


06K4 


262 


0704 


280 


0705 


282 


0003 


181 


0715 


297 


0393 


16 


0583 


168 


0543 


'35 


0538 


m 



13 



04«'>4 


65 


0469 


68 


0475 


71 



[ 340 ] 



2 own Debt 

order to pay Major Greene 

request to apply dues from constable to payment of 

report of committee on 

list report by committee 
Town Division — of petition of Hannah Pearce 

agreement of Ephraim Pearce with town 
Town Evidence — granted to Roger Williams as agent for men 

of Providence and Pawtuxet 
Town Intervention — in domestic affairs of Ephraim and Hannah 

Pearce 
Town Meeting — record of 0380 9 0387 13 osss 13 0397 19 

0503 91 0507 95 0517 112 0543 135 0560 142 0561 142 
0564 I 44 0632 2 1 3 

Town Moderator — Arthur Fenner 038o 9 0387 13 0397 19 

0632 213 

Joseph Jenckes 0387 13 0399 13 0543 135 056i 142 

Thomas Olney 
Pardon Tillinghast 
Stephen Arnold 
Town Sergeant — debt of town for services of sergeant 

John Wilkinson, request for pay for one year's service 
Jonathan Sprague, warrant to call town meeting issued to 
Joseph Smith, joiner, chosen and refuses to act 
William Smith, chosen in place of Joseph Smith, and refuses 

to serve 
John Whipple, Jr., chosen in place of William Smith 

warrant directed to him to call town council meeting 

report to General Sergeant in Jenckes vs. Boerman 
Mercy Burden, writ directed to 
John Olney, warrant to warn town meeting issued to 

warrant to warn meeting of town council issued to 
James Dexter, writ directed to 0599 179 0610 188 

warrant to warn Proprietors' meeting issued to 0027 203 



0543 


135 


0594 


177 


0701 


278 


0709 


290 


0552 


140 


0551 


^39 



0543 
0399 



0564 
0503 
0543 
0560 
0709 
0475 
0538 
0503 

0503 
0543 
0556 
0547 
0597 
0606 
0630 
0611 
0653 



78 

135 
19 



95 

144 
91 

135 

142 

290 

71 

91 

91 
135 
141 

137 

178 

185 
206 
189 
234 



[ 34. ] 

Toitm Sergeant —James Dexter 

warrant to warn town meeting issued to 0027 203 ooae 218 

0638 218 0643 222 0664 234 06">6 235 0650 237 
0669 246 0687 268 

warrant to warn meeting of thatch bed proprietors 

issued to 063h 2 1 8 

Robert Currie, warrant to call town council meeting issued 

to, 172 I 0714 296 

Town Sergeant of East Greenwich — Thomas Nichols attests 

copy of writ, Price vs. Bennett o4-jk 35 

Town Sergeant of Warwick — Samuel Wickham, return of service 

of writ, Price vs. Greene et al. o">«3 r68 

Town Treasurer — Pardon Tillinghast chosen osoa 91 0543 135 

Train Band — memorandum of tavern charges for a training day "■.35 131 

Treasurer General — Nathaniel Sheffield issues warrant to tax 

collector 'xj.ji 207 

Treasurer and Receiver General — John Usher, warrant con- 
cerning taxes 0505 92 o5a» 1 2 1 

Tree Oak — near Mashapaug Field bound between Providence 

and Pawtuxet <»«^« 2 1 5 

marked in line between Providence and Warwick west of 

Seven Mile Line <»<«•"' '99 

Twenty-five Acre Right — request of Samuel Whipple that other 

rights be equalized "^''^ 7° 

Vagrancy Proceedings — Thomas Waters and family ordered to 

leave town *'*'''' 73 

examination of Anne Waters "^-^ 9* 

appointment of Thomas Olney to confer with Gov. Andros 

concerning "•"*"* 9^ 

power to act granted by town to selectmen "•'*»■' 1 12 

William Farall and family, meeting of town council called to 

consider his proposed coming "''^^ '41 

debt of town for services "'<*« '9° 

Wachomoquk — lands of Gideon Crawford at "'"» 288 



[ 342 ] 





0468 


68 




0405 


23 


trustees 








0380 


9 




0393 


16 




0597 


178 



203 



War — Special General Assembly called to make provisions for 0635 217 

0639 219 

King Philips' records defaced in 
Warwick — Court of Elections held in 

differences between Warwick and Providence, 

appointed to settle if any exist 
letter from Providence disclaiming any differences 
Court of Trials for Providence and Warwick, writ 
deed of Proprietors of Warwick by trustees to Proprietors 

of Providence settling bounds 0635 199 

commission of Trustees of Proprietors of Warwick to settle 

bounds 0626 202 

warrant to warn Proprietors of Providence to meet and 
receive report of commissioners to settle bounds 
Wasquadomsit — request of Richard Arnold to exchange land at 

for common land 
Waters Thomas — warned to remove himself and family 

letter to Joseph Jenckes et al. from Waters in prison in Boston 
letter from Waters in prison in Boston to Filip Long 
letter to his wife, dated Boston 

grant by Gov. Andros of (forfeited) estate for benefit of wife 
and child, 1687 
see Poor 
Watertown — John Brooke of, gives notice of bringing goods into 

Providence for sale 
Way Warden — Samuel Whipple and Joseph Hearnden chosen 
Westconnaug — notice of warning from Proprietors of Westquad- 
niuk to Proprietors of Providence 
official surveyors of Westquadnauge arrested and imprisoned 

by Proprietors of Providence 
committee appointed by Proprietors of Providence to nego- 
tiate with committee appointed by Samuel Cranston, 
et al. 0664 239 

Weybosset — request of Joseph Whipple that no lot be granted 
on Weybosset side between Muddy Bridge and the 
point of Weybosset, and that it be stated common, 

1704 0618 190 



0557 


141 


0477 


73 


0496 


87 


0497 


88 


0498 


88 


0512 


103 


0595 


177 


0543 


135 


0644 


223 


0647 


227 



[ ,vt;, ] 

Weybosset 

land near VVeybosset, formerly John 'riirockmorton's, 1709 mn« .>:;i 
see Bridge 
Hill 

Meadow 
Point 
Wharf — request of Daniel Abbott, Jr. 06i:< 190 o«i4 191 

Nicholas Power (hmi 220 

Whipping — verdict that Joseph and Benjamen Daley be tied to 

corner of cage and whipped o«o9 188 

White Hall — England royal letter to Gov. Andros from 047* 72 

Wife — posting of by Daniel Abbott 0431 37 

Williams Roger — recital of receipt by town council of paper 

concerning estate of Resolved Waterman o3Tj 3 

named in list of those who drew for land west of Seven 

Mile Line 0434 30 

alleged by Stephen Arnold to have been agent for men of 
Providence and of Pawtuxet in obtaining lands from 
Narragansett sachems o4H!) 78 

references to his title to land of Colony and to his personal 

character by son Daniel og».-. 273 

six acre lot near Lawrence Wilkinson's swamp n48:; 76 

Wolf — Joseph Smith's request for common land for killing a 

wolf «-*7« 70 

Woodstock — memorandum of mortgage of house and lot in 

Woodstock by Robert Corbett 0.571 151 

petition of town for layout of highway <X5'»-» -7' 

suggestion to town of Providence regarding course of high- 
way "«»4 -72 
Wright, Henry — purchased home lot and meadow from John 

Throckmorton o«76 251 



MISCELLANEOUS INDEX 



Abby land 87 
Adz 63 
Ale 91 114 

house 91 115 
Apple 83 
Arm 38 

Arms 116 149 218 
Auger 63 
Axe broad 63 

narrow 63 
Bank 21 190 191 
Barley 210 
Barn 6 

Barrel 34 160 
Bars 22 

Beaver Dam 201 
Bed 96 159 219 

silk grass 159 

thatch 197 219 220 280 288 
Bedstead 159 t6o 
Beef 112 

Beer 691 114 196 
Beggar's brat 53 

Bill I 7 8 9 II 12 13 14 19 22 24 
25 27 29 34 35 40 43 53 
58 61 71 74 76 79 105 135 
140 141 158 162 163 187 
igi 192 204 207 2o8'^*2i3 



Bill 215 216 221 238 245 248 
249 257 258 273 275 278 
280 294 296 
Blacksmith 160 
Blanket 159 160 
Blanketing 159 
Boar 174 
Board 65 216 
Boat 154 295 
Bolster 159 

feather 159 
Bond 2 4 6 91 139 152 162 163 
168 175 179 181 182 184 
237 260 266 267 282 284 
license 4 
Book 5 22 66 68 69 145 182 184 
214 241 242 292 
council 4 

deed 39 60 183 225 281 284 
town 43 54 213 214 
with brass clasps 145 184 214 
Box 63 

Branch 37 200 223 230 
Brandy 91 

Bridge 191 192 198 277 
Broad axe 63 
Brook 131 230 
Bull 98 114 120 121 



[ 345 ] 



Burr 63 

Bush red oak 265 

white oak 263 
Butter 112 
Cage 188 
Calf 114 118 
Canoe 154 155 
Card 5 

Cart 63 146 271 
Cartway 178 
Cask 34 
Cattle 5 8 13 27 81 93 97 117 119 

120 121 136 157 158 181 

241 279 
Cedar Swamp 7 
Cellar 195 
Chain 63 
Chair 159 
Channel 241 242 
Cheat 53 
Chimney 195 
Chisel 63 
Church 84 85 
Church land 87 
Clapboard 285 
Clevis 63 
Clock 6 16 29 55 61 97 133 136 

137 139 141 179 181 185 
188 203 207 218 219 222 
234 235 238 246 260 268 
269 285 297 
Cloth home made 159 
saddle 159 
woolen 159 
Color 116 227 



Colt 119 151 
Colter 63 
Compass 230 231 

table 183 
Cooper 295 
Cotton 160 
Cove 279 
Coverlid 159 
Cow 81 82 94 96 97 98 114 118 

1 19 120 12 1 144 181 
Cross cut saw 63 
Crown 83 84 150 
Cup silver 190 
Curtain 159 
Deed 37 41 66 152 183 204 206 

280 287 288 
Dice 5 

Door 12 140 174 
Draught chain 63 
Drawing knife 63 
Drink 5 6 90 91 114 196 
Dwelling 65 68 69 159 192 289 
Ear 170 174 251 
Earth 151 152 
Eyes 37 
Face 151 
Farm 94 140 143 166 191 216 221 

289 
Farrow 82 96 
Fence 22 81 8;^ 97 172 206 216 

243 244 262 294 
Fencing 13 173 270 
Ferry 60 154 155 
Field 39 214 
Fire 12 37 



[ 346 ] 



Firewood 69 144 

Floor 195 

Foot 37 295 296 

Footway 59 60 

Forehead 151 

Forge 119 

Fort 149 187 

Funeral 159 

Game 5 115 160 

Garden 5 

Gate cart 294 

Ginnet 63 

Goal 188 295 

Goods 5 6 37 83 104 120 136 137 
157 158 160 177 261 

Gouge 63 

Grass 20 192 

Gun 176 177 

Hand saw 63 

Hat 155 156 158 159 177 

Hay 98 154 

Heifer 81 82 96 97 98 119 

Hemp 160 

Highwater mark 8 241 

Highway i 11 14 26 57 58 59 60 
64 66 76 116 142 145 
152 178 204 205 206 
216 238 241 242 248 
249 266 268 270 273 
278 292 293 294 296 
297 

Hill 39 64 67 200 201 224 270 283 
286 

Hog 120 151 276 

Home 80 83 192 193 206 270 293 
294 295 



Homestead 289 

Horse 5 37 81 96 97 98 T14 118 
119 120 121 i8i 279 293 

Horsemeat 91 

House 5 6 15 16 23 28 29 37 39 
41 53 55 56 59 60 61 62 
85 91 96 97 98 104 113 
115 131 132 133 136 137 
139 141 146 152 154 155 

156 158 159 170 171 172 
173 174 178 179 181 185 
187 189 192 194 195 203 
204207 218 219 222 223 
234235 237 238 243 246 
248 250 260 262 263 265 
267 268 269 270 271 282 
297 
ale 91 115 

colony 135 153 184 186 217 
2 18 223 234 262 268 
of Deputies 161 162 163 
of Representatives 161 
public 5 1 13 
victualing 91 1 15 
Household goods 87 298 

things 96 
House lot 38 59 97 187 206 252 

288 
Indian 18 68 120 146 155 163 176 

235 266 
Indian corn 112 160 210 
Indian squaw 266 
Inventory 4 258 297 
Iron crow 63 
Iron works 14 
Island 210 



[ 347 ] 



Key 53 

Knob 30 

Ladder 63 

Land mark 275 

Lane 297 

Letter 4 41 68 72 89 152 154 201 
206 260 
of Administration 4 

License 691 105 114 115 

List 98 207 

Lodge 114 

Log chain 63 

Lot 7 8 9 II 17 26 27 28 29 76 82 
98 115 120 135 140 152 175 
187 190 191 192 195 206 220 
221 222 239 241 248 250 251 
252 253 25425s 256 258 259 
277 280 289 295 

Lumber 160 

Map 183 

Mare 81 82 88 94 96 97 114 118 
119 120 121 151 178 181 

251 
Market 295 

Meadow 7 8 10 20 23 24 25 ^8 53 
54 64 68 81 82 94 96 
97 98 1 14 1 19 121 142 
152 181 188 192 201 
206 216 243 252 253 
254 276 289 296 
boggy 80 81 120 121 
English 181 
Salt 120 195 206 252 
upland 80 120 
Mill 71 295 



Mill saw 224 

Money 6721 43 65 7790 151 157 
'5*^ '59 '77 '78 184 186 
188 196 198 207 217 218 
233 234 236 239 243 244 
258 259 260 261 266 267 
277 278 285 292 
poll 119 126 127 

Mongrel marsh 81 

Mouth 273 

Narrow axe 63 

Needle 177 

Oak black 263 264 
green 264 
white 263 264 265 

Oats 2 1 o 

Office 53 86 157 207 208 215 266 
267 

Ointment precious 42 

Orchard 5 81 83 96 116 119 121 
181 243 

Ore gold 148 
silver 148 

Ox 81 82 96 97 98 114 118 119 
120 1 21 181 

Oyster 155 

Paper 4 22 37 61 76 188 266 

Parchment 22 

Parchment cover 4 241 

Pasture 97 119 120 121 181 
English 121 181 

Pasture ground 81 

Pasture land 8i 1 19 

Pen 173 213 

Pillow 159 



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Pin 63 

Pine plain 67 

Plain 64 71 

Plain iron 63 

Planting land 81 114 119 120 121 

181 216 
Plow 63 
Pole 20 59 60 66 131 262 263 264 

265 
Polopodum stuff 82 
Pond 76 200 254 289 
Pork 112 
Port 147 
Pot 196 

gill 1 96 
Pound 27 
Prating hussy 53 
Prison 87 88 
Receipt 510 
Religion 84 85 86 87 
Ring 9 
River 64 113 187 200 201 215 225 

226 228 241 242 
Road 136 152 262 271 272 277 295 

296 297 
Rock 187 200 201 215 263 264 265 
Rogue 6 
Room 153 
Root 37 200 
Rum 91 114 120 196 
Rye 112 160 210 
Sacrament 85 
Saddle 139 

Salt marsh 81 154 252 
Saw mill 119 



School 27 

boarding 53 

Schoolmaster 54 

Sea 149 154 

Seal 2 6 1041 8687 90 93 114 ii6 
118 120 149 157 175 179 
182 183 184 185 186 189 
190 202 204 207 208 218 
219 223 228 234 235 237 
238 246 260 261 262 266 
268 269 281 282 284 285 
287 288 295 297 298 

Shave 63 

Sheep 81 97 120 121 181 260 279 

Sheet 159 

Shilling 7 65 93 105 106 117 ISO 

136 137 139 141 156 157 
161 164 176 179 188 189 
190 193 194 196 235 239 
251 260 267 285 

Shingle 285 

Shoat 170 

Shoe S3 154 156 158 159 

Shop 53 54 250 

Shore 155 187 

Shoulder 251 

Silk 177 

Sledge 63 

Sloop 34 T 19 

Small-pox 134 138 

Sow 170 173 

Spring 193 215 

Stable 6 

Star 151 

Steer 81 82 94 96 114 118 119 120 



[ 349 ] 



Stocking 156 158 159 
Stone 38 131 200 201 262 263 265 
282 283 286 
great 263 
Stream 39 79 187 
Street 248 250 251 289 
Stuff 177 
Stump 265 

ash 265 

white oak 264 
Sturdy beggar 6 
Sty 121 

Summer 172 279 
Swamp 25 38 39 40 54 64 66 76 82 

97 
Swamp pine 201 

Swine 8 9 35 82 96 97 98 114 118 
119 121 169 171 172 174 
181 276 
Table 5 

compass 183 
Team 295 
Tenant saw 63 
Thatch 192 197 

bed 197 219 220 280 288 
Thief 41 

Timber 67 182 195 285 286 
Toe great 291 
Town field 66 
Trade 84 

Tree 83 182 187 201 215 245 265 
274 275 286 
beech 263 

black oak 38 262 263 264 265 
chestnut 243 244 262 264 286 



Tree elm 38 

green oak 263 264 

pine 67 264 

red oak 264 

walnut 262 263 264 286 

white 262 

white oak 38 200 262 263 
264 265 286 
Vagabond 6 41 
Valley 216 
Victuals 6 
Warehouse 248 
Wares 83 

Warrant 15 23 28 36 55 61 90 93 
95 97 103 104 113 '16 
120 127 130 132 133 

134 135 137 138 142 
157 161 164 187 208 
291 292 295 297 298 

Water 28 1 14 140 155 190 192 241 
248 270 286 
salt 122 136 183 192 270 

Wearing apparel 159 

Well 63 263 

Wheat 210 

Wheel 63 

Whore 41 

Wilderness 97 

Will 2 3 152 176 207 244 288 

Wind 83 

Wine 91 114 

Winter 24 69 83 114 ^7^ '93 '48 
260 293 

Wolf 70 208 292 

Wolf head 282 



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Wood i6o 182 195 208 286 
Woodland 68 121 
Woods 170 171 174 199 271 296 
Wool 160 

sheeps 210 
Writ 36 41 42 120 169 243 244 262 

267 285 
Writing 4 5 22 80 149 151 152 



Writing 181 188 208 215 244 266 

280 
Yard 5 228 229 

cow 248 
Yarn linen 160 

woolen £60 
Yoke 9 82 118 



INDEX TO NAMES 



Abbot (Abb, Abbit, Abbitt, Abbott, 
Abut) 43 247 248 263 
Daniel 11 14 22 29 31 38 43 
4748 51 52 69 77 83 

93 94 95 96 97 101 
105 1 10 118 119 125 
129 133 192 214 215 
219 238 247 248 253 
254 268 284 292 
Daniel, Jr. 191 
Margaret 37 38 
Adams (Addoms) 

Henry 212 260 
Alard (Alerd) 

Maturin 194 195 209 
Albro (Albrow, Allbro) 
John, Jr. 267 
Nan 266 267 
Aldrich (Aldreg, Aldriche, Aldridg, 
Aldridge, Allderedge) 
John 129 271 289 
Joseph 74 102 126 129 207 
Joseph, Jr. t68 269 
Mary 269 291 
Mary, widow 269 
Sarah 291 
• Samuel 129 213 
Samuel, Jr. 297 
45 



Allen (Allin) 

Colonel 153 
Almy, Mr. 149 
Amataconctt 142 
Andros (Andross, Androsse) 

Edmund Sir 72 77 104 
Angell (Angel, Angill, Angle) 

Daniel 270 292 

James 47 51 71 98 loi 1 10 

127 163 187 195 212 
James, son 125 212 

John 45 50 99 108 124 128 
163 284 285 291 

Joseph 291 

Joseph, Sergt. 292 

Thomas 30 47 51 loi 110 
125 129 238 
Appleby (Applebee) 

James 210 
Arnold (Anold, Arnld) 

Benedict 3 S5 254 

Benjamin 174 

Captain 225 

Deliverance 212 

Eleazer 45 50 77 99 108 123 

128 211 233 297 
Eleazer, Jr. 209 
Eli 142 



[ 352 ] 



Arnold (Anold, Arnld) 

Elisha 146 166 180 209 

Eliza 127 

John 46 51 100 109 124 128 

129 167 212 
Joseph 211 
Josiah 3 
Mr. 166 
Neighbor 20 
Richard 2 47 10 13 16 18 23 

28 45 50 56 62 90 91 104 

142 153 163 224 225 245 

250 
Richard, Capt. 224 226 228 
Richard, Jr. 128 251 
Stephen 44 48 78 80 81 98 

107 122 130 136 137 142 

166 174 175 182 183 211 
Stephen, Jr. 127 184 
Thomas 4 32 46 48 51 52 64 

77 100 109 124 128 251 
Widow 46 51 100 109 
William 16 31 215 219 
Ashley (Ashly) 

William 145 
Ashton James 32 47 52 loi no 

125 
Aspinwall Peter 271 
Atwood (Atwod) 
Edward 209 
Austin (Asteen, Astin, Aston) 
Henry 124 128 
James 8 

Thomas 124 128 
William 102 in 126 252 



Aylsworth (Ayellworth) 

Arthur 141 
Bagley (Bagly) 267 

Joseph 211 
Bailey (Baily, Bailye, Balie, Baly, 
Bayle, Bele) 
Cove 21 22 96 
Moses 266 267 
Sampson 266 267 
Baker Thomas 62 102 in 
Balcom (Balkcom, Balkeham, Bal- 
kom, Baucum, Bolcom, Bol- 
kom) 
Alexander 37 44 49 99 107 

123 146 
Alexander, Jr. 102 in 126 

T28 
Alexander, Sr. 128 
John 297 
Ballou (Ballaeu, Ballau, Ballov, 
Bellew, Bello, Belloe, Bel- 
loo, Bellow, Below) 
James 45 49 58 99 108 123 

128 161 
John 57 102 III 
Maturin 33 
Peter 102 in 126 128 146 

299 
Peter, Jr. 299 
Widow 46 51 100 109 124 
Barnes Thomas 166 265 
Bartlett (Bartlet, Bartlit, Bartolit) 
John 249 
Moses 129 213 
Samuel 156 



[ 353 ] 



Barton Benjamin 200 201 202 203 
Bates Richard 102 no 126 128 
Bay Masachusets 289 

Masathusett 226 

Massachusets 153 

Narogansett 162 

The 154 
Beaver Dam 201 
Beere (Beers) 

Benjamin 210 299 
Benedict Meadow 254 

Pond 254 
Bennett (Beenet, Benitt, Bennet, 
Bennitt) 

Edward 76 122 

Samuel 31 41 

Samuel, Sr. 35 36 40 41 42 
Bernon (Burnoone) 

Gabriel 210 
Bewit (Bewett) 

Hugh 31 
Blackmar (Blackamore, Blackmare, 
Blackmore) 

James 44 48 98 107 122 127 
168 
Blackstone (Blackston, Blaxton) 

John 129 

Mr. 39 

River 226 
Blagrove (Blagree) 

Nathaniel 226 267 
Blathwayt Mr. 147 150 
Block Island 106 217 
Bonner Mr. 91 
Boorman John 136 137 



Borman John 136 
Borden (Bouden, Burden) 

John ID 

Joseph 129 166 

Mary 98 107 122 

Mercy 166 17S 

Richard 128 166 

Widow 44 49 
Boston 53 87 88 92 93 104 118 146 

2?6 

Bottom Peteconset 289 
Bowen Richard 281 
Bradford Thomas 155 
Branch Punhunganset 200 
Brattle Mary 53 54 
Brenton William 67 
Bridge Dexter 64 252 
Briggs (Brigges) 

James 165 
Brinley Francis 106 116 
Bristol 289 
Brook Punhunggansett 230 

Robbins 131 

Robbins Runn 60 
Brooker John 177 
Brown (Broun, Browne) 

Chad 32 152 

Daniel 32 47 52 59 76 101 
1 10 125 129 210 253 

Henry 14 21 31 43 47 52 66 
loi no 116 125 127 130 
185 219 235 245 

Henry, Jr. 102 iii 126 166 

Hosannah 210 

Jabez 2 10 



[ 354 ] 



Brown (Broun, Browne) 

James 128 163 212 220 250 
272 

John 33 46 51 68 1 01 109 125 
152 164 239 245 278 292 

John, Jr. 65 128 

John, son loi 109 125 292 

Jonathan 295 

Joseph 210 280 

Judah 130 210 

Mr, 297 

Nicholas 120 

Obadiah 130 152 272 

Richard 210 285 290 291 293 
294 297 299 
Bryant Mr. 67 
Bucklin (Bucklen) 

James 168 
Bugbee John 152 

Joseph 152 
Bugben Joseph 156 
Bugbue Joseph 158 159 
Bull Henry 61 
Bullock (Bullook, Bulok) 

John 128 210 

Richard 26 129 
Burlingame (Burlingam, Burling- 
ham, Burllinggame, Burl- 
lingham) 

John 103 III 165 

Peter 165 

Roger 103 III 164 165 176 
277 

Roger, Jr. 165 260 261 262 

Thomas 103 iii 165 176 177 



Burrows (Borrowes) 

William 33 
Burton John 165 

William 103 1 11 165 
Byfield (Befied) 
Mr. 90 

Nathaniel 90 226 
Cady Joseph 271 
Calum Anne 199 

Calverly (Caluerlye, Calverley, 
Calverlye) 
Edmund 16 23 29 35 36 56 
62 89 
Caniticut 147 148 149 150 153 
Carder James, Capt. 226 

John 175 
Carpenter (Carp, Carpender, Car- 
pinter) 
Benjamin 44 48 81 98 107 120 
122 127 141 152 164 166 
177 183 184 198 211 236 
257 276 
Ephraim 47 52 102 no 125 

129 152 
Ephraim, Jr. 102 in 126 
Mr. 239 254 
Neighbor 20 
Sarah, widow, 209 
Sew 120 
Silas 44 48 81 98 107 120 122 

127 183 
Timothy 44 48 98 107 122 
127 166 182 184 211 238 

239 
Timothy, son of 211 



[ 355 ] 



Carpenter (Carp, Carpender, Car- 
pinter) 

Widow 1 66 

William 32 40 44 48 62 64 
166 215 254 259 
Carr Caleb 67 106 
Caucaun 142 
Cauianaquanet 79 
Cauianiquanett 79 
Caussuckquansh 79 
Cedar Swamp 7 
Chalef Pasture 26 
Chandler John 271 

Philemon 271 
Chapoymiscok 277 
Chase (Chees, Cheese, Chese, 
Chess) 

Thomas 189 193 209 
Chepatchick River 286 
Chepattsett River 272 
Chu E. 152 
Church David 271 
Clarke (Ckark, Clark, Clerke) 

Jacob 129 166 179 190 193 

James 47 52 loi no 115 125 

John 31 

Joshua 102 III 126 128 

Thomas 53 54 

Walter 4 75 228 

Weston 7 161 163 223 233 
240 244 261 267 
Clauson John ^^ 

Clemence (Clamencis, Clemance. 
Clemenc, Clements) 

Content 128 



Clemence (Clamencis, Clemance, 
Clemenc, Clements) 

Neighbor 71 

Richard 44 49 98 107 122 127 
276 291 

Thomas 26 32 46 50 96 100 
109 124 

Thomas, Sr. 65 

Cobb John 130 
Cocke Doctor 149 
Coddington (Codington) 

Nathaniel, Capt. 175 

William 23 28 55 2 17 
Coesett 173 

Coggeshall John 113 132 
Cole Neighbor 20 
Coles Robert ;^2 
Colwell Robert 11 31 
Coman Richard 210 
Comstock (Comestock, Come- 
stoke, Comstocke, Con- 
stock) 152 259 

Daniel 31 251 258 

Ensign 225 

Samuel 28 46 50 77 100 109 
124 128 164 224 225 
228 

Samuel, Capt. 297 

Samuel, ensign 224 228 
Conictticut 290 
Cooper (Coopper) 

Thomas 102 1 10 
Cope Edward 31 252 

Mr. 254 
Corbett Robert 152 



[ 356 ] 



Corp (Corpe) 
John 284 
Hope 284 
Cottrell (Cotterell) 

Jabez 37 
Cove Bailey 21 22 96 

Lower Bailey 155 219 
Mile End 280 
Saxef racks 245 
Saxifrage 215 
Upper Bailey 155 
Wickenden 280 
Wigington 279 
Cowpen Point 270 
Cranston Samuel 186 217 223 228 

240 
Crawford (Crafford, Craford, Cral- 
ford, Craufifurd, Crawfford, 
Crawff urd, Crawffwrd, 
Crawrord, Crufifard, Cruf- 
furd, Crufrd) 
Gideon 83 loi 109 125 129 
140 143 184 185 192 193 
198 200 201 202 212 222 
288 
John 288 289 290 
Mr. 120 252 

William 253 280 288 289 290 
William, Capt. 292 
Crook Falls 20 
Cudworth James 113 
Currie (Curre) 

Robert 296 
Dadford 88 

Dailey (Daily, Daly, Dayly) 
Benjamin 188 193 194 



Dailey (Daily, Daly, Dayly) 

John 130 

Joseph 167 188 

Samuel 194 
Dam Beaver 201 
Daniels (Daniell) 

Alice 9 
Darling Mary 211 

Thomas 211 
Davis (Dauice, Dauis) 

John 55 56 61 

Matthew 271 

Robert 140 166 
Denison George 113 
Dexter (Dextter) 

Abigail 4 

Alice, widow 253 

Bridge 64 252 

Ensign 116 

Gregory 3 1 46 50 100 109 124 

295 
James 109 125 179 188 189 

194 195 199 203 212 218 

222 233 234 23s 237 246 

268 291 
James, orphans of 46 51 101 
John 46 50 100 109 124 127 

130 ^33 140 164 197 201 

202 296 
John, major 200 213 
Major 253 254 
Mr, I 

Stephen 4 294 
Dibley Hole 195 
Dudley (Dudly) 
Colonel 226 



[ 357 ] 



Duke of York 150 

East Greenwich 35 36 40 41 42 

148 170 
Easton John 134 138 
Eddy Zachariah 272 292 
Edmonds (Edmons, Edmunds, 
Edmuns) 

Andrew 47 52 94 loi no 125 
129 184 209 

Andrew, Capt. 17 18 

Mary 154 155 

Mary, widow 155 

William 209 291 
Esten (Eastance, Estance, Es- 
tens, Estin, Estins, Eston, 
Etance, Eustance) 

Henry 100 109 213 270 

John 135 

Mercy 237 

Thomas 46 50 100 109 213 

237 
Thomas, son 100 
Thomas, sons of 46 50 
Everden (Euernden, Evernden) 

Anthony 46 50 100 109 124 
Fall River 3 
Falls Crook 20 

Pautuckett 226 
Pawtuckett 3 
Farm Wise 35 

Fenner (Fener, Fennor, Fennr, 
Fenor, Fenr, Vennar) 248 
Arthur 4 6 14 18 23 28 32 90 
91 92 113 114 121 127 131 
162 163 183 190 213 215 
245 249 256 298 



Fenner (Fener, Fennor, Fennr, 
Fenor, Fenr, Vennar) 

Arthur, Capt. 17 56 59 62 95 
104 106 130 139 143 153 

Arthur, Jr. 102 iii 126 146 
166 

Captain 16 43 44 49 69 98 
107 122 140 163 165 249 
258 262 266 274 275 

Howlong 122 

John 31 219 235 

Joseph 294 

Richard 294 

Thomas 14 45 50 99 108 123 
127 143 163 165 193 194 
196 197 201 202 222 227 
229 231 234 239 246 258 
269 282 283 284 

Thomas, Capt. 200 229 240 
249 278 

Thomas, major 292 293 

William 32 
Field (Feeld, Feild) 

John 26 ^^ 46 50 64 168 
209 

Mashapauge 2 15 

Suckeesscercutt Old 40 

Thomas 4 14 47 51 57 89 loi 
no 125 129 143 177 178 



12 245 



76 



I«2 I»7 

284 

Thomas, Jr. 130 178 211 249 

Thomas, Sr. 180 

Town 116 

Widow 167 

William 33 212 242 276 



[ 358 ] 



Field (Feeld, Feild) 

Zachariah 46 50 100 108 124 
227 
Fields New 57 115 155 

Indian 3 
Fisk Samuel 209 
Fitch James, major 288 289 
Fletcher Benjamin 149 
Fones John 106 

John, Capt. 105 
Forman (Furman) 

Moses 168 176 
Four Mile Line 74 
Fowler (Fouler, Fouller) 

Henry 26 33 134 254 

John 166 
Fox Hill 79 155 230 232 235 245 

246 275 283 
Freeh Major 153 
Freetown 37 
Fry Thomas 132 134 
Fuller Daniel 289 
Gardner (Gardiner) 

Robert 128 223 240 
Goldsmith Joseph 160 
Goodwin Adam 31 
Gorton (Gorten) 

John, Sr. 172 

Samuel 169 170 171 172 203 
298 
Gould Robert 168 
Gove Nathaniel 168 
Great Meadow 254 289 

Meadow Hollow 270 292 

Pond 292 



Great Swamp 38 253 
Greene (Green) 172 

Benjamin 165 

David 169 17© 171 

Gabish 169 171 174 

Jabez 169 170 173 

James 169 171 

Job 200 201 202 203 

John 75 153 154 174 175 

John, Jr. 32 

John, Sr. 9 32 

Neighbor 20 

Peter, Capt. 174 

Richard 227 233 240 
Greenwitch 73 92 
Gurney John 167 211 
Hack William 130 
Hammond (Hammon) 

William 285 
Harbor Salt Water 228 
Harding (Hardin) 

Abraham 4 46 50 100 109 
124 128 146 2 13 

Stephen 46 50 100 109 124 
Harris (Haris, Harrs) 260 

Andrew 32 38 39 40 44 48 
166 257 276 283 284 297 

Anne 47 52 65 loi no 125 

Elizabeth, widow 101 no 125 

Henry 207 208 

Howlong 44 48 

Mary, widow 98 107 122 183 
184 

Mired 129 

Neighbor 20 



[ 559 ] 



Harris (Haris, Harrs) 260 

Nicholas 129 165 189 193 
Richard 129 146 156 158 
Sergeant 260 
Thomas 14 26 27 53 77 gS 

107 122 128 157 158 177 

188 269 
Thomas, Capt. 289 293 
Thomas, ensign 189 193 
Thomas, Jr. 14 33 44 49 66 

128 146 194 270 
Thomas, Sr. 27 31 34 35 47 

51 
Widow 44 48 

William 9 32 44 48 79 156 
157 198 212 215 235 239 
269 
William, Serg. 259 
Hart Edward ^;^ 
Hawes (Hawse) 

John 178 
Hawkins (Hakings, Haughkins, 
Haukncess, Haukins, Hawk- 
ings, Hawkns) 
Edward 26 44 49 99 107 123 

127 291 
Edward, Jr. 185 
John 26 44 49 68 98 107 

123 128 293 
Joseph 293 
Stephen 211 
Thomas 32 

William 98 105 107 112 123 

129 131 198 211 293 
William, Jr. 46 50 100 108 

124 128 

46 



Hawkins (Hakings, Haughkins, 
1 laukncess, Haukins, Hawk- 
ings, Hawkns) 

William, son 2 1 1 

William, Sr. 24 32 44 49 
Hayden (Haiden) 

John 128 139 
Hearnden (Hearnton, Herintom, 
Hernden, Hernten) 

Benjamin 33 38 68 100 107 
109 123 124 128 

Benjamin, Jr. 45 49 99 

Benjamin, Sr. 46 51 60 131 

Isaac 129 

John 102 III 1 26 128 

Joseph 10 19 45 49 99 107 
123 128 

William 102 no 126 128 151 
Heath John 174 
Henry Astin 128 

Austin 124 

Estance 100 

Eustance 270 

Thomas 109 124 
Higgins Cornelius 128 
Hill Fox 79 155 230 232 235 245 
246 275 283 

Hurtelbery 64 

Newticonkonut 268 

Snake 271 286 

Wainesocatt 7 

Wansokutt 224 225 228 

Wayboysett 192 
Hinchman D. 1 13 
Hinckley (Hinkeley) 

Thomas 113 



[ 36o ] 



Hipse Rock 245 
Hoar (Whore) 

William 165 
Holden (Holding, Holdon, Houl- 
don) 
Randall 113 114 174 203 
Randall, Capt. 104 106 
Randall, major 226 
Hole Dibley 195 
Holliman (Holloman, Holyman) 
Ezekiel 30 
Neighbor 20 
Hollow Great Meadow 270 292 
Holmes John 271 
Hopkins Captain 13 21 
Major 251 293 
Sarah 176 

Thomas 45 49 99 1 03 1 08 1 1 1 
123 127 164 176 210 215 
219 
Widow 168 

William 4 8 20 21 26 46 50 
6878 102 no 126 127 167 
168 176 177 183 184 188 
189 190 194 196 202 204 
207 219 220 245 251 265 
William, Capt. 10 116 141 

144 164 183 
William, Jr. 277 
William, major 177 187 211 

228 240 278 
William, son of 2 1 1 
Horsmar James 271 
Hudson (Hutson) 
Moses 167 



Humphry Arthur 152 
Hurtelbery Hill 64 
Indian ( Jndian) 

Fields 3 

Samuel 168 209 

Samuel, Jr. 209 

Thomas 119 168 209 

War 258 
Inman (Jnman) 

Edward 31 142 224 225 254 

Edward, Jr. 45 49 58 99 107 
123 127 

Edward, Sr. 45 49 99 107 123 
141 

John 19 45 49 99 107 123 
127 

Purchase 297 
James ( Jame) 

Neighbor 20 

The Indian 168 

The Second 77 90 114 115 

Thomas 31 
Jamestown 106 
Jaratt ( Jarrott) 

Hannah 291 

William 141 
Jenckes (Ginkes, Jenckis, Jencks, 
Jenkes, Jenks, Jiencks, 
Jincks, Jinkes, Juincks, 
Jynkes) 

Captain 259 

Daniel 136 

Ebenezer 129 168 210 239 
259 281 282 

John, doctor 291 



[ 36i ] 



Jenckes (Ginkes, Jenckis, Jencks, 
Jenkes, Jenks, Jiencks, 
Jincks, Jinkes, Juincks, 
Jynkes) 
Joseph 246141617 18 19 
22 23 2837 41 45 50 56 62 
77 88 99 108 116 123 130 

133 139 141 142 143 144 

164 174 175 183 210 260 

268 295 
Joseph, Capt. 226 
Joseph, ensign 164 
Joseph, Jr. 75 119 126 127 

136 210 220 222 239 
Joseph, major 240 
Joseph, son 99 108 
Joseph, Sr. 87 119 
Nathaniel 99 108 119 126 128 

210 259 281 282 
William 210 259 281 282 

John Field Plain 64 
Johnson John 271 
Jones ( Joanes, Jorns) 

John 32 66 131 

Rowland 48 52 102 no 125 

Samuel 209 

Zachariah 189 
Joseph Captain 2S9 
Joshua Swamp 97 
Keech (Keetch) 

George 78 102 no 126 166 
211 

George, son of 211 

John 166 



Keese (Keyes) 

Anne 101 1 10 125 

John loi 1 10 125 
Kellingley 271 
Kelly John 180 
Keys (Keyes) 

The 23 
Killingsly 290 
Killingsworth 272 
Kilton (Kelton) 

Mrs. 167 

Robert 156 162 
King Charles The Second 15 86 
147 148 

Clement 126 

George 295 296 298 

James 72 87 

John 291 

Thomas 37 

William The Third 169 175 
,78 
Kingstown 162 
Knight Jonathan 165 

Jonathan, Jr. 165 
Lahore James 199 
Lane (Lame) 

Jeake 130 
Lange Nicholas 232 233 261 
Lapham (Lapem, Lappam, Lap- 
pham, Lapum) 247 

John 47 51 loi no 125 168 
212 
Latham (Lathum) 

Joseph 156 166 189 193 194 



[ 362 ] 



Lawrence (Lawrance) 

William 291 
Leavens Joseph 271 
Lewis 15 
Line Four Mile 74 

North 153 226 232 

Pawtuxet 248 

Seven Mile 13 2426 30 57 61 
69 70 74 78 94 95 96 97 
119 120 122 133 144 152 
179 200 202 203 222 230 
231 232 237 247 253 255 
256 257 258 259 274 275 
280 281 283 286 289 290 
Simon 113 
South 226 232 
Lippitt (Lippet) 

John 34 
Little River 290 
Loakesquissit 14 
Loaquassvescok 14 
Loborey James 185 
Lockwood Abraham 175 
Loksquesut 136 
London Edward 47 52 143 
Long Philip 88 
Loquassett 134 
Low John 23 

Lower Bailey Cove 155 219 
Maidfield 153 154 
Maine The 105 168 169 171 
Maize (Maze) 

William 15 16 28 29 



Malavery (Mallavery, Malleverey, 
Meleuery, ]\[eleverey) 
John 45 50 99 108 123 191 

192 
John, Sr. 129 
Mann (Man) 

Abraham 26 47 51 loi no 

125 127 
Thomas 146 239 
William 31 
Manton Edward 8 31 46 51 loi 
109 125 128 
Shadrach 31 46 51 101 109 

Sheldrake 129 
Masachusets 222 

Bay 289 
Masathusett Bay 226 
Mashamoquet 271 
Mashapague 254 
Mashapauge 231 

Field 215 
Mashapogue 245 
Mashantatick 176 
Mason Samuel 154 
Massachusets Bay 153 
Massapague 246 
Masshantuck 298 
Maswansecott Pond 76 
Maswaticutt River 272 
Mathewson (Mathuson) 

Hannah 71 

James 33 278 

Thomas 188 



1 363 ] 



Mathewson (Mathuson) 

Widow 46 50 100 109 

Zachariah 211 
Matteson (Mateson, Matison, Mat- 
tison, Mattisson) 

Henry 170 171 173 

James 128 

John 128 166 271 

Thomas 168 

Widow 124 

Zachariah 168 
Maucom Dunki 279 
Mays William 132 
Meadow Benedict 254 

Great 254 289 

Shepard 97 
Meeds Samuel 290 291 293 
Mendon 221 222 226 
Mile End Cove 280 
Mitchell Experience 168 

John 180 
Morris (Morisis) 

Adonijah 26 
Ebenezer 271 
Edward 271 
Robert 26 
Moshantatack 289 
Moshapogue 282 
Moshasuck River 289 
Moshausick River 64 
Moshausuck River 252 
Moshawset River 260 
Moshock River 178 
Moshopogue 204 
Pond 204 



Mosops River 201 
Moswansicut Pond 289 
Mowry (Maurey, Mawrey, Mawry, 
Morey, Mory, Morrey, 
Mowrey) 

Henry 291 297 

John 45 49 99 107 123 127 

Joseph 129 207 208 210 

Mary, widow 280 

Nathaniel 44 49 99 107 123 
127 142 

Roger 33 259 

Widow 258 259 280 281 
Mswonsecut Pond 271 
Mucome 279 
Mushasacutt Pond 230 
Narogansett Bay 162 
Narrow Passage 60 292 
Neal (Neale) 259 

Henry ^^ 258 
Neck Pautuxet 120 121 

Providence 288 

The 21 26 29 38 43 59 66 83 
9697 145 '73 -53 -54 279 
294 
Nenekelah 79 
New Castell 149 

Fields 57 115 155 

Hampshire 149 

Jersey 147 149 

Plymouth 37 

Rexbery 273 

York 147 149 
Newport 3 6 7 15 16 23 28 29 35 
36 40 41 42 55 56 61 67 89 



[ 364 ] 



Newport 105 132 134 135 137 138 
143 153 156 158 ^62 168 171 
184 186 187 207 208 217 218 
223 228 233 234 243 260 262 
266 268 295 
Newticonkonut Hill 268 
Nichols (Nicholes, Nickols, Nico- 
las) 
John 174 
Thomas 36 
William 174 
North Line 153 226 232 
Northup Stephen 2;^ 254 
Olney (Olny) 160 
Captain 293 

Epenetus8 3i 46 51 54 59 71 
9091 loi 109 125 129 144 
145 160 209 278 
James 129 198 212 220 249 

250 272 276 
James, Capt. 297 
John 160 185 196 206 212 
Mary 242 
Mr. 245 
Neighbor 20 

Thomas 22 38 39 40 46 48 
51 52 60 66 89 100 109 
112 113 124 127 129 130 

139 141 143 145 151 153 

154 160 161 163 164 167 

178 183 184 187 192 208 

212 214 225 226 235 240 

242 243 245 253 266 284 

Thomas, Capt. 278 

Thomas, Jr. 4 31 127 163 211 
220 265 272 278 



Olney Thomas, Sr. 32 180 181 240 

William 127 160 211 276 278 
Owen Josiah 210 237 293 294 

Josiah, Jr. 236 237 
Oxford 194 
Pacehset River 183 
Pachaset River 122 245 
Paine (Pain) 

Nathaniel 226 

Samuel 271 

Samuel, Jr. 271 
Palmer (Palmor) 

George 32 
Parsons (Parsheon) 

William 218 
Paskhoage 289 
Passage Narrow 60 292 
Pasture Chalef 26 
Patey (Pati, Paty, Peaty) 

Thomas 17 29 43 47 52 59 60 
6667101 no 116 117 125 
130 131 144 145 154 155 
210 
Patuckett River 79 
Patuxet 79 81 120 

Neck 120 
Patuxett 79 
Patuxit 181 182 183 184 

River 183 
Pauchassett River 215 
Pautucket River 79 80 225 226 
Pautuckett Falls 226 

River 39 78 224 225 
Pautuxet 78 79 80 122 199 215 
257 274 

Neck 121 



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Pautuxet River 78 79 80 200 274 

275 
Pautuxelt 20 62 69 77 78 215 230 
231 232 234 246 247 257 
284 

River 113 231 247 
Pautuxit 236 282 283 

River 223 
Pautuxot 245 
Pavtuxett 215 
Pawtuckett Falls 3 
Pawtuxet Line 248 

River 245 
Pawtuxett 133 
Payton Jonathan 271 
Peak Jonathan 271 
Pensilvanea 149 
Peteconset Bottom 289 
Phetteplace (Feetaplace, Fitta- 
place) 

Philip 169 170 171 
Phillips James 128 

Joseph 128 

Richard 102 in 126 128 146 

204 206 2T I 

Phipps (Phips) 

William Sir 148 149 
Pierce (Peirce, Perce, Perris) 

Ephraim 14 45 50 99 108 120 
123 128 139 140 

Hannah 140 
Pike (Pick) 

Robert ;^^ 
Pitts (Pits) 

Joseph 209 



Place (Playce) 

Nathan 285 286 287 288 

Peter 24 44 49 99 107 123 
127 
Plain John Field 64 
Western 39 
Plainfield 278 293 

Road 292 
Point Cowpen 270 
Pond Benedict 254 

Great 292 

Maswansecott 76 

Moshopogue 204 

Moswansicut 289 

Mswonsecut 271 

Mushasacutt 230 

Punhunganset 223 

Punhungansett 200 

Tongue 254 
Pope Francis, Capt. 186 187 
Portsmouth 10 65 266 267 
Potaomet 172 
Potaomitt 169 171 
Potter (Pottar, Poter) 

Abel 103 III 165 176 

Benjamin 165 

Content 165 

George 165 176 

John 17 165 

Robert 171 

Samuel 170 171 173 

Widow 165 
Potukit River 20 
Power (Powe, Powre) 

Nicholas 31 101 no 125 167 



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Power (Powe, Powre) 

Nicholas 184 185 198 208 212 
220 221 237 248 294 

Nicholas, heir of 47 52 

William 248 
Pray (Prey) 

Ephraim 1445 49 99 1°^ ^23 
129 139 

John 14 45 49 99 108 123 128 

Mary 4 

Richard 32 47 51 loi 109 

William 102 iii 126 167 212 
288 
Price (Prise) 

Bridget 35 36 40 41 42 
Providence Neck 288 

River 198 
Punhunganset Pond 223 
Punhungansett Branch 200 

Pond 200 

River 262 
Punhunggansett Brook 230 
Purchase Inman 297 
Quapaugue 290 
Queen Anne 179 185 186 188 189 

203 206 207 208 217 218 222 

233 234 235 237 243 246 260 

261 268 269 284 
Quequaqunnuett 79 
Ralph (Relfe, Relph) 

Samuel 103 11 1 166 190 

Thomas 103 1 1 1 
Randall (Randal, Randell, Ran- 
dol, Randoll) 247 

Henry 107 



Randall (Randal, Randell, Ran- 
dol, Randoll) 247 

William 26 44 49 98 107 130 
134 135 152 162 163 166 
231 

William, Jr. 166 190 
Randolph Edward 75 
Reape Joanna 44 48 98 107 122 
Redock (Reduc) 

Henry 31 250 
Rehobath 289 
Rehoboth 40 155 
Rexbery New 273 
Reynolds (Rehnolds) 

William 32 
Rhodes (Rhoades, Rhoads, Roades, 
Roads) 

Dorothy 212 

Jeremiah 102 in 126 

John 223 240 

Peleg 166 183 184 199 211 
236 256 257 276 283 284 

Zachariah 209 215 
Rice (Riss) 172 

John 171 172 174 

John, Sr. 169 171 

Randall 174 

Samuel 271 
River Blackstone 226 

Chepatchick 286 

Chepattsett 272 

Fall 3 

Little 290 

Maswanticutt 272 

Moshasuck 289 



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River Moshausick 64 
Moshausuck 252 
Moshawset 260 
Moshock 178 
Mosops 201 
Pacehset 183 
Pachaset 122 245 
Patuckett 79 
Patuxit 183 
Pauchassett 215 
Pautucket 79 80 225 226 
Pautuckett 39 78 224 225 
Pautuxet 78 79 80 200 274 

27s 
Pautuxett 113 231 247 

Pautuxit 223 

Pawtuxet 245 

Potukit 20 

Providence 198 

Punhungansett 262 

Seaconke 155 

Wanasquatttuckett 231 

VV'anasquatucket 64 79 252 

Wanasquatuckett 230 

Wasquadomset 142 

West I 64 

Wonasquetucket 245 

Wonasquotucket 269 275 
Road Plainfield 292 
Robbins Brook 131 
Robbins Runn Brook 60 
Roberts Peter 103 in 166 

Thomas ;^2 235 
Rochester 115 116 
Rock Hipse 245 



Ruggles (Rugles) 

Mr. 92 
Sabeere Stephen 7 
Sabin Benjamin 271 

Ebenezer 271 

John 27 I 
Salt Water Harbor 228 
Sam an Indian 155 168 
Sanford (Sanfford) 

John 10 1335 36 42 57 65 66 

Peleg 15 67 106 113 
Saxef racks Cove 245 
Saxifrage Cove 215 
Sayles (Suites, Sales) 

John 8 33 46 50 100 108 124 
127 167 176 177 204 205 

Richard 128 
Scattappe 79 
Scoakanoxit 295 
Scott (Scot) 

John 39 70 99 108 1 23 

John, orphans of 45 50 

Richard ;^;^ 59 101 109 125 
195 206 2 12 

Richard, heirs of 47 51 

Silvanus 211 216 239 
Seaconke River 155 
Searle (Series) 

Benjamin 165 

Edward 103 m 165 298 

Jane 32 
Secotunconug 289 
Sekeesakutt 152 
Seleuant Rachel 298 

William 298 



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Seven Mile Line 13 24 26 30 57 
61 69 70 74 78 94 95 96 97 
119 120222 133 144 152 179 
200 202 203 222 230 231 232 
237 247 253 255 256 257 258 
259 274275 280 281 283 286 
289 290 
Sheffield (Sheifeild) 
Joseph, Capt. 175 
Nathaniel 208 
Sheldon (Shaldon, Shelden, Shel- 

din, Shelldon, Shildon) 
John 25 35 44 48 98 107 122 

128 130 146 166 184 211 
John, Jr. 102 1 10 126 
Nehemiah 166 196 211 282 
Nicholas 102 jio 126 128 

146 270 
Timothy 44 48 98 107 122 

128 146 
Shepard (Shepeard, Sheperd, 

Shepord, Shepperd, Ship- 

pard, Shippord) 97 
George 21 26 32 47 51 i(§i 

1 10 125 
Meadow 97 
Sievert Thomas 151 
Slow 255 

Thomas 254 
Smith Benjamin 32 129 175 209 
Christopher 31 
Edward 7 14 19 32 45 49 95 

99 108 123 127 130 131 

139 141 163 213 214 245 

297 



Smith Edward, Jr. 129 

Elisha 211 

Israel 129 

John 2 34 46 51 100 109 164 
167 278 

John, Jamaica 32 34 

John, Jr. 32 

John, mason 32 46 51 100 109 
124 

John, mellior 129 

John, miller 33 124 

John, millor 212 

Jonathan 210 

Joseph 27 46 51 70 100 109 
124 128 129 182 

Joseph, Jr. 212 

Joseph, weaver 128 211 

Major 106 

Richard 4 106 

Richard, major 105 116 

Sarah 2 124 

Sarah, widow 100 109 

Simon 152 223 240 

Simon, Capt. 227 233 

Thomas 129 

Widow 46 51 

William 137 140 278 
Snake Hill 271 286 
Socesicut 289 
South Line 226 232 
Sprague (Sprauge, Spreague) 120 

Ebenezer 256 

Jonathan 45 50 99 108 123 
128 133 184 211 226 228 
279 281 296 



[ 3(^9 ] 



Sprague (Sprauge, Spreague) 

Jonathan, son 21 1 
Stacey (Stacy) 

Henry 143 

John 167 2og 
Stafford (Staffard Staford) 

Joseph 103 iiT 163 165 176 

Thomas 103 iii 165 
Steere (Steer) 

John 31 44 49 74 98 107 123 

John, Jr. 129 

John, Sr. 129 

Samuel 179 

William 130 151 269 285 286 
287 
Stone Peter 166 
Suckessercutt Old Field 40 
Suckling Thomas 31 
Sumner Ebenezer 129 
Sunderland 72 
Swamp Ceder 7 

Great 38 253 

Joshua 97 
Sweet (Sweete) 

Daniel 209 288 

Philip 170 173 
Taber John 129 
Terry (Terrey, Tery) 

Thomas 37 
Thatcher (Tharcher, Thrashar) 

Samuel 37 

Samuel, major 226 
Thomas Astin 128 

Austin 124 

Eastance 237 



'I'hoinas Instance 100 109 

Estance, son 100 

Estens 46 

Estens, sons of 46 

P"-stin 213 

Estins 50 

Estins, sons of 50 

Etance 237 

Henry 109 124 

Thomas 100 109 124 
Thornton ('I'horntun, Thorton) 247 

Benjamin 130 144 167 

James 129 291 

John 44 49 143 

John, Jr. 98 107 122 129 

John, son 44 49 

John, Sr. 98 107 122 

Solomon 98 107 122 129 284 
285 

Thomas 129 [46 

William 130 
Throckmorton John ;^^ 38 58 67 
loi 109 125 251 253 254 

John, heirs of 47 51 58 

Mr. 251 252 253 254 

Neighbor 20 
Tillinghast (Tilinghast, Tilinghest, 
Tilinhast, Tillenghast, Till- 
inghastt. Tilling) 

Benjamin 129 212 294 

Charles 135 136 137 138 141 

Joseph 212 

Justice 250 

Pardon S3 34 47 52 «o' I'o 
125 127 130 139 141 151 



[ 370 ] 



TiUinghast (Tilinghast, Tilinghest, 
Tilinhast, Tillenghast, Till- 
inghastt, Tilling) 
Pardon 152 168 172 173 212 
Pardon, Jr. 129 
Pardon, Sr. 198 
Philip 129 146 172 173 198 
212 239 
Tongue Pond 254 
Town Field 116 
Tripp Peleg 75 

Trumbull (Troball, Tromball, 
Trombel, Troumbel, Trum- 
bal, Trumball) 
Joseph 195 196 198 211 
Tucker Joseph 167 211 

Robert 167 
Turpin (Terpein, Terpine, Tew 
pin, Torpin, Turpain, Tur- 
paine, Turpine) 
Anna 269 
Anna, widow 268 
William 54 104 129 146 179 
212 218 219 222 223 234 
235 238 246 250 285 
Tyler (Tilor) 
Joan 34 
Unthank (Unthonke) 

Christopher 2;^ 
Upper Bailey Cove 155 
Usher John 89 92 93 103 117 118 

127 130 
Vallet (Vallit) 
Philip 209 
Verin (Uearin. Verim, Verrin) 
Joshua 20 30 195 206 25T 



Vincent (Vinsent) 247 

William 44 49 98 107 122 
127 
Wachomoqut 289 
Waide (Wade) 

Jonathan 293 
Wainesocatt Hill 7 
Wainsoceet 122 
Wainsokeet 122 
Wakeley (Weakely) 

James 47 51 
Wales (Wails) 

Thomas 209 
Walker Archibald 213 259 260 

Charles 260 
Waller (Warier) 

Matthew 31 
Walling (Wallin, Woolen) 

Cornelius 94 156 

James 94 102 iii 126 128 

John 82 94 96 100 108 124 
127 

Margaret 30 

Thomas 29 30 32 45 50 81 94 
95 96 100 108 124 128 235 
Walsingham 82 
Wanasquatttuckett River 231 
Wanasquatucket 79 

River 64 79 252 
Wanasquatuckett 113 

River 230 
Wanasquttuckett 246 
Wansokutt 225 

Hill 224 225 228 
War Indian 258 
Ward Edward 1 5 i 



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Ware (Wares) 

John, Capt. 226 
Warner John 33 174 175 202 
Warwick 17 70 106 169 170 171 
174 175 17S 196 199 200 201 
202 203 223 233 283 289 
Warwicke 17 23 154 175 
Washburne (Washburn, Wasborn) 

Joseph 74 182 
Wasquadomset River 142 
Waterman (Waterma, Watterman) 
John 4 128 200 201 202 203 
Mr. 205 

Nathaniel 4 14 24 25 30 47 

48 51 52 89 loi no 125 

127 130 141 167 168 177 

18? 184 187 204 212 276 

Nathaniel, Jr. 128 164 167 

209 
Nathaniel, Sr. 164 
Neighbor 20 

Resolved 4 27 52 53 97 102 

no 126 129 256 270 291 

Resolved, orphans of 53 

Richard 4 30 32 46 50 100 

108 124 127 167 207 20S 

209 211 2[2 268 288 290 
292 293 294 297 299 

Richard, Jr. 129 276 279 292 
Waters (Weters) 74 

Anne 74 89 91 185 

Thomas 73 88 89 103 104 
106 
Watertown 177 
Way George 31 131 



Waybauset 289 
Wayboset 191 
Waybossett 252 277 
Way boy set 187 
Wayboysett 254 

Hill 192 
We Is 145 
West John 104 105 

River i 64 

Robert 32 254 
Westcott (Weskeeke, Westcote) 

Josiah, Capt. 297 

Robert 1 46 

Stukeley 30 

Zerubbabel 174 175 
Westenadgue 199 
Western Plain 39 
Westgate Robert 144 
Weston Francis ;^^ 

Matthew 53 

Mr. 20 

Neighbor 20 
Westquadnauge 227 
Westquodniuk 223 233 
Wheaton John 166 209 
Whipple (Whipel, Whipell, Whiple, 
Whippel, Whippele, Whip- 
pell, Whippelle) 

Benjamin 46 50 100 loS 124 
129 143 243 244 293 

David 24 36 45 50 99 108 
124 128 

Eleazer 7 14 19 45 49 61 70 
99 108 123 128 135 144 
164 



[ 372 ] 



Whipple (Whipel, Whipell, Whiple, 
Whippel, Whippele, Whip- 
pell, Whippelle) 

Eleazer, Jr. 129 156 

Father 216 

Father-in-law 216 

John I 5 6 22 25 53 54 58 
62 64 70 77 89 90 91 97 
102 104 III 112 113 114 
115 120 126 129 133 136 

237 139 156 158 159 178 
179 181 185 189 193 194 
195 196 198 199 203 204 
206 207 212 241 242 243 
244 249 251 253 260 261 
262 268 272 279 
John, father 243 
John, Jr. I 3 4 5 6 7 10 19 20 
22 27 36 40 42 47 51 128 
137 141 241 242 
John, son 241 242 243 
John, Sr. 33 46 51 §7 
Jonathan i 46 50 61 100 108 

124 128 211 278 293 294 
Joseph 46 51 65 78 loi 109 

125 129 189 191 192 193 
194 198 199 212 228 231 
249 250 251 254 271 294 

Mary 199 242 

Mr. 154 259 

Nelry 7 

Ruth, widow 209 243 

Samuel 46 51 57 70 100 109 

120 124 128 163 173 206 

212 259 



Whipple (Whipel, Whipell, Whiple, 
Whippel, Whippele, Whip- 
pell, Whippelle) 
Samuel, Jr. 129 146 210 
Thomas 130 211 
William i 45 49 99 108 123 
128 
White William 32 
Whitehall 72 87 

Whitman (Whiteman, Whittman) 
Valentine 9 30 45 4999 108 
123 129 130 136 254 
Wickenden (Wickeden) 
Cove 280 

William 32 215 235 245 
Wickes Francis 33 
Wickham Samuel 169 170 
Wight Benjamin 166 249 262 265 

266 278 
Wigington Cove 279 
Wilkinson (Wilkason. Wilkenson, 
Wilkeson, Willkasoh, Will- 
kasson, Willkenson, Will- 
kinsun) 31 
John 14 45 50 70 71 99 108 

123 128 
Joseph 256 277 
Josiah 123 128 168 
Lawrence 8 20 45 50 76 99 

108 123 
Samuel 19 20 45 49 99 108 
123 128 144 164 193 201 
202 222 239 279 282 283 
284 
Samuel, Capt. 229 240 
Samuel, Lieut. 200 



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Willard Jonathan 209 
Williams (Wiliam, Williames) 

Daniel 14 31 47 52 loi iio 
1 15 125 127 167 172 184 
185 212 237 274 

James 167 211 

Joseph 14 34 46 50 100 108 
124 127 130 141 144 164 
167 176 177 179 182 183 
185 187 190 193 194 195 
196 197 199 200 201 202 
204206 211 218 222 223 
227 229 231 233 234 235 
238 249 256 276 282 283 
284 

Joseph, Jr. 167 211 

Mr. 80 205 231 252 

Neighbor 20 

Peleg 212 

Providence 33 47 51 102 iii 
126 248 

Robert 33 70 

Roger 4 32 59 76 79 102 III 
126 167 212 

Thomas 129 167 
Winsor Joshua 31 167 213 291 

Samuel 48 12 27 34 43 47 

52 53 55 59 90 91 97 lo^ 
no 117 125 127 145 167 



Windsor Samuel 172 177 178 184 
185 213 272 276 294 

Samuel, Jr. 167 198 
Winthrop Colonel 149 

John 147 

Major General 1 16 
Wise Farm 35 

Joseph 98 107 122 

Joseph, heirs of 44 49 
Witherell (Wetherill) 

Daniel 1 13 
Wonasquetucket River 245 
Wonasquotucket River 269 275 
Wood William 209 
Woodin (Wooden) 4 
Woodstock 152 156 271 272 
Woodward Joseph 11 46 5 1 100 

105 106 109 124 129 
Wright (Right, Righte) 

George 190 193 198 

Henry 252 

Samuel 59 102 in 115 126 
129 168 210 2X2 252 289 
Yates (Yats, Yeats) 

John 129 211 
Mehitable 199 
Yorke 76 
Young 247 



INDEX TO INDIAN NAMES 



Amataconctt 142 
Caniticut 147 148 149 150 153 
Caucaun 142 
Cauianaquanet 79 
Cauianiquanett 79 
Caussuckquansh 79 
Chapoymiscok 277 
Chepatchick 286 
Chepattsett 272 
Coesett 173 
Conictticut 290 
Loakesquissit 14 
Loaquassvescok 14 
Loksquesut 136 
Loquassett 134 
Masachusets 222 289 
Masathusett 226 
Mashamoquet 271 
Mashapague 254 
Mashapauge 215 231 
Mashapogue 245 
Mashantatick 176 
Massachusets 153 
Massapague 246 
Masshantuck 298 
Maswansecott 76 
Maswaticutt 272 



Moshantatack 289 

Moshapogue 282 

Moshasuck 289 

Moshausick 64 

Moshausuck 252 

Moshawset 260 

Moshock 178 

Moshopogue 204 

Mosops 201 

Moswansicut 289 

Mswonsecut 271 

Mucome 279 

Mushasacutt 230 

Narogansett 162 

Nenekelah 79 

Newticonkonut 268 

Pacehset 183 

Pachaset 122 245 

Paskhoage 289 

Patuckett 79 

Patuxet 79 81 120 

Patuxett 79 

Patuxit 181 182 183 184 

Pauchassett 215 

Pautucket 79 80 225 226 

Pautuckett 39 78 224 225 226 

Pautuxet 78 79 So 121 122 199 



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Pautuxet 200 215 257 274 275 
Pautuxett 2062 69 77 78 113 215 

230 231 232 234 246 247 257 

284 
Pautuxit 223 236 282 383 
Pautuxot 245 
Pavtuxett 2 1 5 
Paw tuck ett 3 
Pawtuxet 245 248 
Pawtuxett 133 
Peteconset 289 
Potaomet 172 
Potaomitt 169 171 
Potukit 20 
Punhunganset 223 
Punhungansett 200 262 
Punhunggansett 230 
Quapaugue 290 
Quequaqunnuett 79 
Sam an Indian 155 168 
Scattappe 79 
Scoakanoxit 295 
Seaconke 155 
Secotunconug 289 



Sekeesakutt 152 
Socesicut 289 
Suckessercutt 40 
Wachomoqut 289 
Wainesocatt 7 
Wainsoceet 122 
VVainsokeet 122 
Wanasquatttuckett 231 
Wanasquatucket 64 79 252 
Wanasquatuckett 113 230 
Wanasquttuckett 246 
Wansokutt 224 225 228 
Wasquadomset 142 
Waybauset 289 
Wayboset 191 
Waybossett 252 277 
Wayboyset 187 
Wayboysett 192 254 
Westenadgue 199 
Westquadnaiige 227 
Westquodniuk 223 233 
Wonasquetucket 245 
Wonasquotucket 269 275 



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