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EARLY RECORDS 

OF THE 

TOWN OF DERRYFIELD 

NOW 

MANCHESTER, N. H. 
17^1—1782 



A Complete and Exact Transcript of the Records of the Clerks as Written In 
the Old Derryfield Book No. 1, pages 26 to 317, Comprising 

VOLUME I 

Of the Phijjted Records of the Town 

VOLUME VIII 

Manchester Historic Association Collections. 



Edited, with Introduction, Notes and Index by 

GEORGE WALDO BROWNE 

Editor "Proprietors' Records of Tyng Township," *' Early Records of Lon- 
donderry, N. H." 



Manchester, N. H. 

Published by Authority of the City Councils, under tlie Auspices of the Man- 
chester Historic Association. 



MANCHESTER, N. H. 

PRINTED BY THE JOHN B. CLARKE COMPANY 
1905 



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CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

I2sr BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN. 



An Order relating to the printing of the early records of 
the Town of Derryfield. 

Ordered, That the Manchester Historical Society be and 
is hereby authorized and empowered to print the early records 
of the Town of Derryfield commencing with volume one and 
continuing as far as the appropriation will allow ; the copy for 
the said printing to be made in the office of the City Clerk 
and the original records not to be removed therefrom; said 
work to be done under the direction of the Mayor; the ex- 
pense thereof to be charged to the appropriation for "Man- 
chester Historical Society, for printing early records of the 
Town of Derryfield." 

June 13, 1905. In Board of Mayor and Aldermen. 
Passed. 

EUGENE E. REED, Mayor. 
•-' A true record. Attest: 

EDWARD C. SMITH, City Clerk. 
y A true copy. Attest: 
O EDWARD C. SMITH, City Cleric. 



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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

HlLLSBOROtTGH SS. 

I, the undersigned. Chairman of the Publication Commit- 
tee of The Manchester Historic Association, to whom has been 
assigned the task of compiling and editing the Early Records 
of Derryfield, N. H., the original township of Manchester, N. 
H., certify that the following transcript beginning with page 
17 and ending with page 366 is a true and correct copy of Book 
No. 1, pages 28 to 317, excepting the title, notes, appendix, and 
explanatory marks, which have been added by the editor. 

GEORGE WALDO BROWNE. 

Manchester, N. H., Dec. 12, 1905. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me, this twelfth day of De- 
cember, A. D. 1905. 

HARRY T. LORD, Notary Public. 



rOEEWOED. 



The thanks of the editor and the publication committee 
of the Manchester Historic Association are due to His Honor 
Mayor Eugene E. Reed, Mr. Edward C. Smith, city clerk, for 
advice and help, Mr. Samuel J. Lord, city engineer, for the 
drawing of the map which accompanies this volume, and to 
all others who have kindly lent their assistance toward pub- 
lishing these early records of the township of Derryfield, since 
incorporated as Manchester. 

Gr. WaldO' Bkowne, 

S. C. GOTJLD, 
EOLA^^D ROWELL, 

J. Arthur "Williams, 
Clarence M. Platts, 

Publication Committee. 



CONTENTS. 



Map of Derryfield. 





Page. 


Old Meeting House 


6 


Plan of Derryfield 

-Lntroduction ...... 


8 

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Early Eecords of the Town of Derryfield . 


17 


Editorial Notes and Insertions: 




Territory of Derryfield 


20 


Gregorian Style of Computing Time . 


32 


Bills of Credit .... 


38 


Old and New Tenor 


33 


Petition for New Election, 1766 . 


112 


Act Relating to Goffe's Ferry . 


119 


Census, 1773 


199 


First EepresentatiYe to General Court 


281 


Currency and Corn Eates . 


303 


Derryfield Soldiers in the Eevolution 


330 


Appendix: 




Petition of Hadley and Kidder 


369 


Letter of Colonel John Goffe . 


370 


Alewive Fishery, 1776 . 


372 


Classed for Eepresentative 


375 


Index of Names 


379 


General Index 


391 



T^'^-rfyfTifcA//"* 




INTRODUCTION. 



THE FOUNDING OF A TOWN. 

The civil and political history of Manchester, though the 
town had not been yet dignified with that time honored name, 
begins on the 23d of September, 1751, when at the call of 
John MacMurphy the "proprietors, freeholders and inhabit- 
ants" of Derryfield assembled at the inn of John Hall for the 
purpose of laying the foundation of self government. This 
was twenty days aiter the granting of the town charter, as 
given in the Eecords. 

This charter had for its prime object the incorporation un- 
der suitable control of what had long been debatable ground — 
a tract of land three miles in width, lying along the east bank 
of the Merrimack river from the southern line of Suncook or 
Lovewell's town, now Pembroke, to the iiorthern boundary of 
Litchfield, anciently known as Harrytown, but more recently 
(1735) iacluded in the Massachusetts grant to Major Ephraim 
Hildreth and others under the name of Tyng township, so 
called in honor of the memory of Captain William Tyng, the 
leader of the "snow shoe expedition" to Lake Winnepesaukee, 
made in the winter of 1703-04. As this territory was not 
deemed of sufficient size to make a "respectable township," 
enough was taken from the adjoining towns to make up the de- 
sired area with the same unconcern that the claims of the 
sister province of Massachusetts had been ignored a few years 
before. Those were the days and this the scene of grants and 
counter-grants, of claims and contrary claims. 

Thus the Derryfield charter covered about thirty-five square 
miles of country from the following sources: eight square miles 
of Tyng township, nine square miles of the northwestern por- 

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10 INTRODUCTION. 

tion of Londonderry, formerly Nutfield, and seventeen and 
three-fourths square miles of Chester, erstwhile called "the 
chestnut country." The name of Derryfield is claimed to 
have originated from the practice of stock owners of London- 
derry in allowing their herds to graze on the clearings within 
its limits, and arising from the term "Berry's field." 

The first town meeting was held in a house builded by John 
Hall, on what was the land of the late Isaac Huse, and with 
repairs and alterations from time to time stood until destroyed 
by fire in 1852. 

There is no record of the number of votes cast at this meet- 
ing, though there were probably between fifty and sixty polls 
at the time. 

The development of the town made the laying out of new 
highways and the improvement of those already built the fore- 
most duty of the selectmen. The ofiieers of the new town 
had barely entered upon their work before the people in all 
parts of the province were thrown into consternation over re- 
newed depredations of the Indians, who had been giving the 
colonists a temporary rest in their long continued series of war- 
fare. A hard fought struggle with the red men followed. 
If Derryfield escaped being the battleground, her inhabitants 
met with their proportion of perils and hardships on the war 
trail, until through the breaking of the French power in Can- 
ada a season of peace again settled upon the valley of the Mer- 
rimack. 

The tenor of politics and something of the qualification 
necessary to gain the right of franchise is illustrated in the 
warning for the annual meeting March 5, 1753. 

In 1756 is found the first vote on record taken relative to 
the matter of education, when it was voted not to raise any 
money for school. It was not until Dec. 25, 1781, that it 
■was voted "to hire a schoolmaster 9 months this year 
comeing." 

An era of prosperity had dawned upon the province, but 
unfortunately for the harmony and welfare of the new town 
two combative elements of human life made up the minds 
and sinews of the men of Derryfield. Its inhabitants consisted 



INTEODUCTION. ll 

of two distinct races, the Scotch-Irish who had begun to settle 
within the bounds of its territory as early as 1720, with others 
following from time to time and settling mostly in the vicin- 
ity of Amoskeag falls and what has since become known as the 
Centre; while the grant of the Tyng township in 1735 called 
thirty or more families of the English colony of Massachu- 
setts, the latter largely along the banks and at the mouth of 
Cohas brook. The Scotch Presbyterians, who somewhat out- 
numbered their contemporaries, were imbued with their set, 
vivid views of what constituted their civil and religious 
liberties, while the English in their belief were as rigid and 
dogmatical as they. We see the coloring of this difference of 
opinion coming to the surface almost immediately, for within 
a year of the granting of the charter a controversy arose rel- 
ative to the building of a meeting-house and settling of a min- 
ister. It is not necessary to enter into the details here of the 
long and intense struggle of the rival factions, which nearly 
fills the town's record for fifteen years. The crisis of this 
contention was reached at the annual meeting in March, 1766, 
when two sets of town officers were elected, both boards act- 
ing zealously upon what they considered their duties. Inevi- 
table confusion and excitement followed. Happily, good 
rather than evil, resulted from this untoward state of affairs. 
At last those of calmer judgment had begun to realize the 
folly of continuing this stubborn quarrel, which was having a 
disastrous effect upon the welfare of the town. ISTewcomers 
were not only being kept out, but many of the more conserv- 
ative inhabitants were beginning to move away in disgust. 
For the preceding year the population had decreased over 
thirty. The taxes for 1757 had amounted to 106 £ 6s 
4d, while in 1766 it was only 40 £ 17s. 

In this dilemma a petition signed by seventeen prominent 
men from both factions was placed before the legislature, 
claiming irregularity in the recent elections and praying that 
a regular town meeting be granted, "that we may have town 
offecers choisen as the law directs and that our Confusion may 
be brought into order," etc. The request met with a favorable 
consideration and the March elections were declared null and 



12 INTRODUCTION. 

void, and John Shepard, Esq., of Amherst, was empowered to 
issue a warrant for a new election, which he did immediately. 
At this meeting, August 13, the Scotch-Irish, under the lead 
of John Hall, were successful, he being elected again as clerk 
and one of the selectmen. The following year, however, a 
compromise was effected and. officers elected from both parties, 
Mr. Hall retiring from active participation in the town's bus- 
iness. It was claimed by his rivals that he had misapplied 
some of the town's money, when a lawsuit ensued. This suit 
cost the town more than the amount of the taxes for that year, 
which were twenty-nine pounds, the case costing forty-three 
pounds. The matter was then ended by the town settling 
with Mr. Hall at "his own figures." The intensity of feeling 
was beginning to give way to calmer reason, though it is 
doubtful if the prime movers of the rival factions ever fully 
lost their bitterness of heart. Nearly twenty years had now 
elapsed since the incorporation of Derryfield, and its civil 
record was far from being satisfactory to those of more sober 
judgment. The population was decreasing rather than gain- 
ing, the valuation of property was depreciating, nothing had 
been done for a school and worse than nothing for the church. 
The people were generally dissatisfied, and the fortune of Der- 
ryfield was most assuredly at ebb tide. 

In 1771 Governor Wentworth carried into effect his plan 
of having the province divided into five counties, named re- 
spectively Eockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough, Cheshire and 
Grafton. Derryfield was attached to the county of Hillsbor- 
ough, thus designated in honor of the Duke of Hillsborough, 
England; Amherst being made Shire Town it was much easier 
for its inhabitants to attend court than it had been previously, 
when they had been compelled to go to Portsmouth. Courts 
of general session, common pleas and of probate were speed- 
ily established. September 28, of the same year. Captain 
John Stark was chosen the first grand' juror from the town, 
while on the same day the names of Ensigns Samuel Moore 
and Samuel Stark were drawn as petit jurors. The Honorable 
Samuel Blodget of Goffstown was appointed a justice of the 
court of common pleas of the peace of the county. 



INTKODUCTION, 13 

The next act of importance occurred on the 16th of Jan- 
uary, 1775, when we find the townspeople holding a special 
meeting and voting that the "town will bear their proportion 
of money that shall hereafter arise towards paying the cost of 
the General Congress as any other town in the province." 
So it will be seen that Derryfield was not backward in help- 
ing on the cause of the colonists financially, while she was not 
less prompt in lending the aid of her arms. It was a critical 
period in the history of the province and Derryfield, like her 
sister towns, stood in imminent danger of losing her civil 
existence. Alarmed at the outlook Governor Wentworth 
threw up his commission and the provincial government 
quickly collapsed, leaving the "little republics" to look out for 
themselves. The towns of Hillsborough county proved them- 
selves equal to the situation, delegates being sent to Am- 
herst at once and a county congress organized. The records 
for Derryfield show that on February 20, 1775, a special town 
meeting voted "to pay Captain John Stark two pounds, eight 
shillings LawfuU money, for his attandances at the Countey 
Congress." 

The population of the town at this time was 285, consisting 
of 140 free males, 142 free females and three slaves. There 
were two free negroes in town, Caesar Harvey and Csesar Grif- 
fin. The tax list for this year (1775) contained 64 names, 
with an aggregate of taxes of 22£-7s-0d-2f, denoting, as 
Judge Potter says, "that the taxpayers were men of small 
means or that their taxes were very small." The highest in- 
dividual tax in town was only nineteen shillings. A little 
matter connected with this period is worth mentioning, as it 
shows the growth of the gradual breaking away from old 
customs and forms and paving the way for the new system of 
government. In the warning for a special meeting Decem- 
ber 5, 1775, instead of opening "In his Majestie's name," as 
had been the previous form, we find "In the name of Amer- 
ica." Another step is seen in the call for a special meeting 
for October 23, 1776, when "State of New Hampshire" suc- 
ceeds "Colony," as the latter had superseded "Province." 
Then in the warning for a meeting November 20 is made 



14 INTRODUCTION. 

"In the name and virtue of the thirteen Younighted States of 
North America." 

County rule so hastily improvised continued until January 
5, 1776, when a more permanent organization was effected at 
Exeter by a convention of delegates from over the state. Der- 
rj'field had prepared for an emergency by chosing a commit- 
tee May 15, 1775, "to look after the libertys of the people." 
This board consisted of Captain Alexander MacMurphy, Lieu- 
tenant James McCalley, Ensign Samuel Moore, Ebenezer Ste- 
vens and John Perham. The committee was the same in ob- 
ject as that ordered by the Provincial Congress within a month 
and called the Committee of Safety, and a forerunner of the 
last. On the 27th of June following their May election 
another meeting was held, when John Harvey, Lieutenant 
James McCalley, Samuel Boyd, Ensign Samuel Moore and 
John Hall were selected for the committee. Derryfield was 
classed with Goffstown for the purpose of electing a delegate 
to attend the congress at Exeter, and the election was made in 
the meeting-house of that town. The following were selected 
as a "Committee to Give Instructions": Col. John Goffe, Eob- 
ert McGregor and David Starrett of Derryfield; Thomas Shir- 
ley, John Harvell and Captain James Carr of Goffstown. 
Committees of Safety were chosen in Derryfield as late as 1779. 

As late as May 22, 1780, we find a vote taken towards rais- 
ing soldiers for the American army, whatever cost arising from 
the work to be met by the town. Thus, through all the vicis- 
situdes of the long and sanguinary struggle, whether with 
the men she sent to the brimt of battle, or with those 
who met the arduous duties at home, old Derryfield was never 
for a moment faithless to her trust. It seems fitting that this 
volume of Eecords should close at this time. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 



'Oil 



EARLY EECOEDS 

OP THE 

TOWN OF DERRYFIELD, N. H. 



Province of New Hampshir: George the Second by the 
grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King- 
defender of the faith & 

To all to whom these Presents Shall Come Greeting 

VvTiereas our Loyal subjects Inhabitants of a Track of Land 
within our Province of New Hampshire aforesaid Lying 
partly within that part of our province of New Hampshire 
Called London Derry in part and in part in Chester and in 
part of Land not heretofore granted to any town within our 
Province afore Said Have Humbly Petitioned and Eequesed 
to us that they may be Erected & Incorporated into a 
township and Infranchized with the same powers and Privi- 
ledges wieh other towns within our said Province by Law 
have and Enjoy and it appearing to us to be Conducive to 
the general Good of our said Province as well as of the said 
Inhabiteints in Particular by maintaining good order and 
Encouraging the Culture of the Land that the same should 
be done 

Know ye therefore that we of our Especial grace Certain 
Knowlege and for the Encouragement and promoting the 
good purposes and ends aforesaid By and with the advise of 
our trusty and well beloved Benning Wentworth Esq'' our 
Governour and Commander in chief and of our Counceil of 
our Province of New Hampshire aforesaid have Erected and 

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18 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

ordaind and by these presents for our hiers and successors 
Do will and ordain that the Inhabitants of a tract of land 
aforesaid or that shall Inhabit and improve thereon hereafter 
Butted and bounded as follows viz Begining at a pitch pine 
tree standing upon the town Line Betwen Chester and 
London Derry marked one Hundred and thirty four bing the 
Bounds of one of the sixty acre Lotts in said Chester being 
the south Eaist Corner of Said lott thence Euning South in 
to the townshipe of Londonderry one hundred and sixty 
Eods to a stake and Stones thence Runing weast to London- 
derry North & South line thence Euning south upon London- 
derry Line to the head line of Litchfield to a stake and 
stones thence Euning upon the head line of Litchfield to the 
Bank of mirremeck Eiver thence runing up said River as 
the Eiver Euns Eight miles to a stake and stones standing 
upon the Bank of said Eiver thence Runing East south East 
one mile and three quarters through land not Granted to any 
town untill it Comes to Chester Line thence Runing tow 
miles and an half & fifty two Rods on the same course into 
the township of Chester to a stake and Stones thence Runing 
south four miles and on Half to the bounds first mentioned 
all which Lands within said bounds which Lyes within the 
townships of Londonderry and Chester aforesaid not to be 
liable to pay any taxes or Rates but as they shall be settled 
and by thes presents are Declared and Ordained to be a town 
Corporated & are hereby Erected and in Corporated into a 
body Politick and a Corporation to have Continuance for- 
ever by the name of Derryfield with all the powers & author- 
ities Priviledges Immunities & Infranchizes to them the said 
Inhabitants & their Sucessors for ever always Reserving to 
us our heirs and successors all white Pine trees growing and 
bing or that shall here after grow and be one the Said tract 
of land fit for the use of our Royal Navy Reserving also the 
power of Dividing said town to us our heirs and successors 
when it shall apper necessary & conveniant for the Benefiet 
of the Inhabitants thereof 

and as the several towns within our said Province of New 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 19 

Hampshire are by Law thereof Enabled and authorized to 
assemble and by the majority of votes to Choose all such 
officers as are mentioned in the said laws we do by thes 
Presents nominate and appoint John m° murphy to Call the 
first meeting of the Inhabitants to be heeld within the said 
town at any time within twenty days from the date hereof 
giving Legal Notice of the time place and design of holding 
said meeting in said town after which the annual meeting 
in Said town Shall Be held for the Choice of town officers 
and forever on The frist monday in march annually 

In testimony whereof we have Caused the seal of over said 
Province to Be hereunto affixed 

Witness Banning Wentworth Esq'' our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of our said Province the third Day of 
September in the year of our lord Christ one thousand seven 
hundred and fifty one and in the twenty fifth year of our 
Eeign 

By his Excellencys Command with the advice of the 
Council 

B Wentworth 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 

Province of New Hampshire 

Entred & Recorded in the Book of Charters this third Day 
of September 1751 Page 79 & 80 

P theodore Atkinson Secy 
Recorded pr me 

John Hall town Clark 

Whereas his Excelency Benning Wentworth Esq'' G-over- 
nour and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of 
New Hampshire with the advise of the Honourable his 
majesties Council was pleasd to make and Erect part of the 
township of Chester and part of the township of London- 
derry and a tract of Land Belonging to the Purchasers of 
John tuffton mason Esq'^ Right of the waste Lands into a 
township by the name of Derryfield and at the Same time 



20 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

have appointed me the subscriber to hold the first meeting 
in said township for Choies of town officers By virtue of 
which these are therefore to notify and warn the Proprietars 
free holders and Inhabitants of Said Derryfield qualified by 
Law to meet at the House of m'' John Hall in Said town 
Inholder upon Monday the twenty third day of this Instant 
September at twelve of the Cloik 

jst rp^ Chuse their town officers for the present year and 
for your so doing this shall be your sufficient Warrant 

Given under my hand this ninth day of September in the 
twenty fifth year of majesties Eeign anno Dom: 1751 

John macmurphy 

To Mr John Hall of Derryfield 

Province of Newhampshire at a meeting of the Proprie- 
tors freeholders and Inhabitants of Derry field assembled at 
the house of John Hall in said town at ther first meeting upon 
monday the twenty third day of September anno Dom: 1751 
By his Escelencys Direction in the Charter* for Said town- 



*This charter included nearly eighteen square miles of the 
south-west portion of Chester, about nine square miles of the 
north-west part of Londonderry, and the unincorporated strip 
of country Ij'ing between these towns and the Merrimack River 
known as Tyng Township, but more frequently spoken of as 
"Old Harry's Town." This contained about ten square miles, 
but one-fifth of this tract, called Harrysborough, by some over- 
sight or design, was not taken in, but was added at a later 
period. 

The action for the establishment of a separate township was 
first agitated by the inhabitants in the vicinity of Amoskeag 
Falls. Chester seems to have readily seconded the movement 
for the reason that it would remove along with a good slice 
of territory quite a number of Scotch Irish Presbyterians, who 
were particularly obnoxious to the Congregationalists living in 
the town. Already a religious warfare had begun, to be trans- 
planted to other scenes by this act of incorporation of the new 
town. Londonderry was not in favor of losing so much of its 
territory, but made no united effort to check the current of 
events. — Ed. 



EARLY EECORDS OF DBEEYFIELD. 21 

ship Dated September y^ 3'^ 1751 according to the Dircition 
in said Charter by his Excelency Comand of the Subscriber 
Issued a notification for Choise of town officers upon the 
aforesaid day and the aforesaid house and the peple being 
assembled first voted unanimusly that thire shall be five 
Selectmen Chosen to Serve in said town untill the first 
monday in march next & 

3^*"^ voted John Goffe Esq'' First Selectman 
William Perram Ditto Selectman 
Nathanel Boyd Ditto Selectman 
Danel m nieal Ditto Selectman 
Eliezar wells Ditto Selectman 
3^^ for town Clark John Hall 

4^^ Commisioners for assessments to Examine the select- 
men acountes Willam m Clento and William Stark 

5'^ for Constable Eobert Anderson 

6'^ for tithingmen John harvey & William EUiet 

7^'' for survayers of High ways abraham merrile & John 

Eiddell and John Hall 

8^^ for Invoice men Chearls Emerson and Samll martien 

*9'^ for S touards moses Wills & William Gemble 

10'^ For Dear Keipers Charls Emerson & Willm Stark 

11^^ for Culler of Stavs Benjm Stivens 

12^^ for servayeing of Boords Plank Joyst & timber 

abraham merrill 
Eeeorded per me 

John Hall town Clark 



Province of New Hampshire to Robert andrson Con- 
stable for the town of Derrj'field Greeting 

you are hereby Required in his majestyes name to warn 
all the freeholders and Inhabitants qualifyed by Law in the 
town of derry field that they meet at the house of m' John 
Hall in said town upon tuesday the twenty Six Day of this 
Instant Novembor at ten of Cloke in the fore noon then and 
there to act on the following particlars (viz) 



22 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1 to make Choise of a moderator 

2 to Ease mony to defray the Charges that m' John Hall 
his been at in obtaining a Corporation for Said town and 
to Chuse a Comitey for Examining and allowing his aecoumpts 

3 to see if the town will Eeise mony to pay for preaiching 
& how much 

4 to See how much money they will Eaies to defray other 
Charges that have or may arise for this year 

5 to see if the town will buld a Pound and where they 
will order it to be bultt 

6 to See if the town will allow a warning to be Lawfull 
to be Seet vip at the most publik place in Said town for Town 
meetings 

and this shall be your sufficent warrant 

Given under our hands and seeal this fourth Day of 
November 1751 

William Parham 
Nethaneal Boyd 
Daniel mc Niell 
Elizer Wells 

Sellectmen 

Eecorded pr me John Hall town Clark 

at a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitences of the 
town of Derry field held in said Derry field November the 
26 1751 agriebel to the foregowing wamen 

1^^ Voted thomas G-orge modrator 

2'^ upon the second article of the Warent Voted that M"" 
John Hall Be paid all the money that a Commitey upon the 
Examination of his accompts Shall allow to be his Just due 
for obtaining an In Corporation for this town and the Com- 

mitees names are as f oUoweth 

John Goffe 
Willem mc Clento 
Willem Perham 

3'^ Voted twontey fore Poundes old tenor to be Eesed to 
paye fore Priching for thies present yiear 



EABLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 23 

4'^ Voted to Eese 12 poundes old tenor to defray the 
Charges that may a Eiese for thies present yiear 

5'^ Voted that this artikely shall Bee past not to Bueld 
a Pound for thies yiear 

6'^ Voted that a Copey of the warnt for warning town 
miteness Bee set oup at John Goffe John Hall Benjmin hidles 
houeses till a places for holding the Publick worship Bee 
Eiketified 

Eecorded pr me John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire Toi Eobert Anderson Con- 
stable for the Town of Derryfield in the Province aforesaid 
Greeting 

in his Majesties name you are Eequired to Levy and Col- 
lect of the several persons in the lists herewith Commited 
unto you Each one his respective propo(rtion therein set 
Down, of the Sum total of Such Lists Being a tax or assess- 
ment granted and agreed upon by the S*^ Town of Derryfield 
regularly assembled to pay for the Charges of the Charter 
and to pay for Preaching and to pay all other Charges that 
may arise this year and to pay the Same to us the subscribers 
Select men for the Town aforesaid the several Sum or Sums 
you Shall So Levy and Collect and to Compleat and make 
up your aComptes of your whole Collection of the wholl 
Sum at or before the second Day of march next and if any 
person or Persons shall neglect or refuse to make payment 
of the sum or sums whereat he or they are respectevely 
asessed or Set Down in S'^ Lists to Distrain the Goods or 
Chatties of the S** Delinquint or Delinquints to the valine 
thereof and the distrise or distresses so taken you are to 
keep by the spase of four Days at the Cost and chargs of the 
owner and if the owner do not pay the sum or sums so asessed 
upon him or them within the S^ four days the distress or 
distresses so taken you are to expose and openly sell at an 
outcry for payment of the tax and Charges notice of such 
sale Being posted in Some publick place in said town twenty 
four hours beforehand and the overplush if any there be 



24 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS, 

arising By S^ sale besides the S"* asessment and Charges of 
taking and keeping the Distress or Distresses to be Immedi- 
ately restored to the owner and for want of goods and Chat- 
tels whereon to make_ distress you are to seize the Body or 
Bodys of him or them so refusing and him or them Commit 
unto the common Goal of S*^ Province there to remain untill 
he or they pay and satisfie the several sum or sums whereat 
he or they are asessed respectively as aforesaid and this shall 
be your sufficient Warrant given under our hands and seal 
at Derryfield Dated January the fourteen Day and in the 
twenty fifth year of his Majesties Eeign Anno: Dom: 1752 

John G-offe 
William Parham 
Daniel m" Niell 

Select Men 
Eeeorded this 3 dy of february: 1753 pr me 

John Hall town Clark 

Derryfield August 16 1761* Then Laied out a higwaye or 
Eoad for use of the town Begineeng at abrock wher ther 
is a Brige one In alix m'^ Clintocks Land and sou Runing 
by marked trees as the Road is trod to the Sandy Biehe at 
masopicezek Pond which Road is allowed to Be three Rods 
wide Sd road is lead out the the Day & year above by us. 

the subscribers 

W" Parham 
John Hall 
Hugh Sterling 

Seelet Men 
Recorded feb^'' 24 1763 

John Hall Town Clark 



*Following his entry of records of February 3, 1752, Mr. Hall 
seems to have left half a page blank, and eleven j'ears later, 
when he was still town clerk, he filled in this space with this 
and the succeeding item, which accounts for the fact that they 
are not given in chronological order. Several notices of mar- 
riages and births scattered through the book were inserted 
in this irregular manner. — Ed. 



EAELT RECORDS OF DBRRYFIELD. 25 

Derryfield August 16 1761 Then Laied out a higewaye 
or Eoad for the use of the town begineng at the Southe Sied 
of m' Elizer Kobens houes at a Pien tree Stand a bout Six 
Eoads from said Eobines Dower marked H then Runen 
Southerlyd By marked trees to London Derry Line to apin 
tree marked H or as near to sd marked trees as good Ground 
will allow Sd Eoad is allowed and Laied out the Day and 
year above three Eoades wide by us 

W"" Parham 
John Hall 
Adam Dickey 

Seeclt Men 

Eecorded feb''' 34 1763 

John Hall town Clark 

Octobor y® 13 1751 then laied out a highway or town 
Ehoad for the use and Benifit of said town then Beginen at 
the town line then Euning By marked trees to willem per- 
hams land and throw saied perhams land to the Eist land of 
John Hawes houes to a Brige Caled perhams brige then 
Euning N: E: by marked tries to Barber liselies land then 
Euning northerly upon saied lisley land to a pine tree marked 
H then Eisterly a Grose willem EUetes land By marked trees 
to a Eode recorded by Chaster or as near to said marked trees 
as good grouend will allow 

Not saied Ehoad is alloued and laied out three Ehoudes 
wide^ — laid out by us 

Daniel m= Niell 
Nethanel Boyd 
Willem Perham 

Sellect men 

Eecorded this 2 daye of Desember 1751: 

pr me John Hall tow Clark 

Octobor y" 3 1751 then laied out a highway or town 
rhoad for the use and benifit of said town Beginin at Chester 



26 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS, 

line at pine tree marked H then Euning by marked trees to a 
Brige upon Amoskige Brook wher the Ehoad now gows then 
by marked trees ase the rhoad now goes to Daniel m° Mells 
to a pine tree marked: 136 or as nier to the marked tree as 
good ground will allow 

Not* saied rhoad is alloued and laid out three Ehouds wide 
laied out by us 

Daniel Mc Neill 
Nethanel Boyd 
Willem Perham 

Selleetmen 

Eecourded this 2: deay of Desember 1751 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Derryfield October y« 3: 1751 

then laid out a higway or town Ehoad for the use and 
Benifit of said town Beginin at a pine tree marked 136 stand- 
ing at the Eaist eand of Deniel m'' Niells houes from thence 
by marked trees to the wast Eand of John m'^ Niells Barn 
from thence to amoskege falls as the Ehoad is now troad 
from thence as the Ehoad now goes to the wast eand of 
John Eihedes houes from thence by marked trees to the Eaist 
Eand of archbald Starkes houes as the Ehoad now goes from 
thence by marked trees to abrook nowen by the name of 
Coborans brook or as near to saide marked trees as good 
grouend will allow 

Not saied Ehoad is alloud and laied out three Ehoudes 
wide laied out by us 

Daniel m'' Niell 
Willem Parham 
Nethanel Boyd 

Selleetmen 

Eechourded this 3: Deay of Desember: 1751 

pr me John Hall town Clark 



*"Not," i. e.: Note- See following instances. — Ed. 



EARLY EECOKDS OF DERRTFIELD. 27 

Laid out a Ehoad By the Selectmen of Derryfield in Derry- 
field aforesd begining at Litchfield line at a Dead large pich 
pine marked H thence Euning notherly as the rhoade now 
Eunes throw thorns Clarks land to the Bank of the Eiver 
and so upon the bank of merrimak river till it comes to a 
bank of a Small Brooks then upon the bank of Sd Brook till 
it comes to a f ordway over sd Rune thence Due north to Little 
Chohass Brook and Down the Dugway and so North to a 
grat white oke tree marked H thence N: E to the fut of the 
foling till it git passt Goffe barn then up the Eige by 
grate Chohass Brook then a Cross s^ Brook near the Eige 
foling till it git past Goffe bam then up the Eige by 
marked trees about N: till it come to the fall of the Eige and 
then sloping down the Eige to the foot and so folloing As 
near the fut of the rige as the land will admit till it Corns 
to a small Brook then cross the Brook by the fut of the 
Eidge to the hollow near Secombs house and then Esterly 
up sd hall to the top and then Euns north by foat of rockey 
hill and then north to Quimbys house and then as the Eoad 
to Skeutus Brook and so Keeping the plain to a Brook north- 
erly and then Nor westerly to a Dugway in Abraham merrils 
Lot 

John Goffe 
"William Parham 
Nathaneal Boyd 
Daniell m" Niell 
Eliezer Wells 

Select men 

Eecorded this 3 Deay of Desember: 1751 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Deny field November y' 27 1751 

then laid out a higway or town Ehoad for the use and 
Benifit of said town (Begining at Daniell m"^ Niells at a tree 
Nomber 136: then Euning sourldly by marked trees to 
Ebraham merrils Dug way as Straight By marked trees as 
good Ground willa How to pich pine marked H) 



28 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

note Said Ehoad is allowed and laid out three Ehouda 
wide Laid out by us 

Daniel m*^ Neill 
Willem Parham 
Nathaneal Boyd 

Sellectmen 
Kecorded thies 3 Deay of Desember 1751 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Derry field November y^ 27 1751 

then laid out a higway or town Ehoad for the use and 
beenifit of said town. Begining at the Ehoad Betwixt 
Thomas gorge and abrham merrils land then runing Eisterly 
on said line to moss willes land thence Eastrly by marked trees 
or as near to said marked trees as good grouend will allow to 
a Brige in John Halls land to the Northe sied of hies fieldes 
from thence to a rod lidinge from John Hall to Eoabort 
andrsons 

not saide Ehoad is alloud and laied out three Ehouds wide 

Laid out by us 

Daniel m" Niell 

Willem Parham 
Nathaneal Boyd 

Sellect men 
Eecorded thies 3 day of desember 1751 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Derry field November y^ 27 1751 

then laid out a higway or town Ehoad to the use and Ben- 
ifite of said town. Begining at thoams Halls, ferreywaye at a 
Eallem tree one the wan side and a pich pine one the other 
sied thence runing By marked trees to Bingmien hidilis 
houes as near to said mark trees as good grouend will allow 
from thence Euning Eisterly by marked trees to a brige in 
said Hidlies land from thence By marked trees in to a rhoad 
leiding from Daniel m'^ Neills to John Goffe then Crossing 
said Ehoad by marked trees Easterly to a rhoad liding frome 
. John Hall to Daniel m° Neills 



EAELY EECOKDS OF DEREYFIELD. 29 

not saide rhoad is alloud and laied out three Ehouds wide 

laid out by us 

Daniel ni'= Mell 
Willem Parham 
Nathaneal Boyd 

Sellect men 

Recorded thies 3 dy of Desember: 1751 

, pr me John Hall town Clark: 

Derry field November y^ 27: 1751 

then laied out a higway or tow Ehoad for the use and 
Benifiet of said town begining a bout 40 Ehods to y® north 
of robort andrsons houes at a pine tree marked H then Tun- 
ing northrly by mark trees to to the Eaiest eand of the oke 
hill Sow Caled then northrly by marked trees to the town 
line to the wast end of Bushnels hill or as near to said marked 
trees as good grouend will allow not said Ehoad is alloud 
and laid out three Ehoudes wide laid out by us 

Daniel Mc Niell 
Willem Perham 
Nethaneal Boyd 

Sellect men 

Eecorded thies 3 dy of Desember 1751 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Derry field November y« 27 1751 

Wee the subscriberes Do Promies and Ingage to Give free 
and Clier all the Land that is Taken up in Rodes led out By 
the Sellectmen in the town that gowes throw our Landes to 
the ferriey or EUes T\Tier or tow the milles wothout Eaney 
Cost or Charges to the town of Derry field 

Benjem Stiepenes 
Benjemen Hedeley 

Eecorded thies 10 ^^ of febuary: 1752 

pr me John Hall town Clark 



30 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

OCtobor the 25 1751 The Selectmen of Derryfield met 
and Laied out a Ehoad Begining at a brige known by the 
name of gilises brige Euning betwen gilieses Houes and 
hovel and then runing by marked trees Straight as Cane by 
the trees now marked to the Eallwife falls over said Brook 

Nathaneal Boyd 
"William Parham 
Elizer Wells 
Daniel mac Niell 
Sellectmen 

Eeeorded thies 25 d^ of february 1752 

Pr me John Hall town Clark 

then Beegining at mickell m'^Clintos one the Eaist Sied 
of the houes where the fence is marked then runing to a 
Stump marked then straight to ablack Chirey tree then 
straight as the treeas is marked into the Eall wifefalls into 
the rhoad be fore mineshenod not this is in exchainge for a 
rhoad formerly laid out throughe mikel mac Clintos and 
nathaneal boydes Lande 

Nathaneal Boyd 
William Parham 
Elizer Wells 
Daniel m° Niell 
Sellectmen 

Eeeorded thies 25 day of february 1752 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Derry field Desember y® 10 1751 — 

then led out a higway for the use of the town aforsaid 
Beginen at the Ell-wife falls then acros the Wastwater to the 
saw mill then beginning at the for mineshenod Ell wife falls 
runing by marked trees throw John Houges land wher they 
formlay past a bout 40 Eoudes to ye north of a brige which 
isins^ houges land then a Cros mathow Eamesy by marked 
trees on the north Sid of a whit Pine swamp to the Cornore 
tree Betwixt William gambeles land and the said Eamieey 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DEERYFIEI.D. 31 

Lot which is a whit Eash then from thence By marked trees 

a Grose the 18 Lote and 17 Lote then a Grose Broukoup 

land in waltore mac farlands land then by marked trees into 

a rhoad In John Hall Land to the south of said Hall hones 

or as near to said marked trees as good ground will allow 

Noet Said rhoad is alloued and Laid out three Rhoudes 

wid laid out By us 

Nathaneal Boyd 

Daniel mac Niell 

Williem Parham 

Sellectmen 

Eeeorded thies 22 ^^ of febuary 1752 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Derry field Desember y® 25 1751 
To the Selectmen of Derryfield Gent 
We the subscriberes being a Comitee Chosen by the town 
of Derryfield to Examine and alow the accompts of Mr John 
Hall that we should find Justly Due to him for his obtain- 
ing a InCeorpration for said town we Have set upon that 
affair and upon a critical Examinaton of the accoumptes of 
said John we find that he has Expended in mony and time 
at a resonable or Rather modrate alowance amounts to the 
sume of two Hundred and fifty one Pounds old tenor and 
accordingly we a judge it Highly Eesenable that he should 
Have the s*^ Sume with all possable Expidition 
Certifyed by us the day and year above 

Willieam mc Clinto 
John G-offe 
William Parham 

Commitie men 
Recourded pr me John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire To Eobort Anderson Conn- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

you are Herby Recquired in his majestyes name to warn 
all the free holders and In Habitants qualifyed by Law in the 



32 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

town of Derryfield that they meet at the houes of m"" John 
Hall In holder in said town upon the first mondey in march 
nixt at ten of the Cloke in the fore noon then and ther to acct 
one the follong Perticulares (viz) 

lly to make Choice of a moderator 

21y to Chuse all ther town officers for the Present year 

Sly to see if the town will Eaise money for to pay for 
Priching and how much 

41y to see How much money they will Eaise to Defray 
other Charges that may aries for this yeair — 

Sly to see if the Town will Bulde a Pound and where they 
will bulde it 

61y to see if the Highway work be Doun by aret (a writ) 
for this Present year and how much money they will Eaies 
for to repair the highwayes in this town for the Present 
year 

And this shall Be your suffient warrant given under our 
hands and seeals this tenth day of february — 1752* 

William Perham 
Nethaniel Boyed 
Daniel m<= Mell 
Selectmen 

Eecourded pr me John Hall town Clark 

at a mietien of the freeHoulders and In Habitants of the 
town of Derry field held March y^ 2: 1752 agribel to the 
fore gowing warnin — 

lly Vouted Esqr John Goffe modrator 

21y Vouted John Hall town Clark 

Sly Vouted that ther Be three select men for this yiear 
and now mor — 



*The year 1752 marks the establishment by the British Parlia- 
ment of the Gregorian or "New Style" of computing time. 
Hitherto the year had begun among the Protestants with March 
25, the Julian Year, or "Old Style," though the Catholics, under 
the introduction of Pope Gregory XIII., had followed the new 
way for 170 years. — Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 33 

41y Vouted John Goffe Archibald Stark Alex m*' murphy 

Selectmen 

5ly for Cimstable Thomas Gore 

61y For Survryers of highways Abraham mirill John Eid- 

dell John Hall 

7ly for tithingmen mikell m'^Clinto William Tagart 

Sly for Invoice men samull martain moses Willis 

91y for Howards thoms Gilles Ebizniser Stivenes 

lOly for Dear Keepers William Parham Banjmin Hidley 

Illy Commesioners for assessments to Examine the select- 

mens aeoumpts William Parham Nathaniel Boyd 
121y For Culler of staves Banjmin Stivenes 
131y for survayeing of Boords Plank Joyst & timber 

Abraham mirill 

141y for fence veres William m'"Clinto Moses Willes 
Vouted one the third artickel in the warent one Houndred 

Poundes for Priching old tenor for thies yiear 

Vouted John Ridiell Nathaniel Boyed a Commitey to pro- 
vied Priching for thies yiear 

Vouted one the forth artickel in the warent twountey 

pounds old tenour for to Defray the town Charges thies 

yiear 

Vouted that the Be oun Pound for thies present yiear 

Vouted that the Pound Be buelt at moses Willes 

Vouted that the high ways shall be Eepaired as the Law 

Directs 

Eecourded pr me John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire To thomas Gorge Cunstable 
for the toun of Derry field Greeting 

you are Herby Eecquired in his majestyes name to warn 
all the free houlders and other Inhabitants Qualified by law 
in the town of Derryfield that they ineet at the Houes of 
Obiell Barker Lette of thies town decsed upon monday the 
twentyeth of this instant at three of the Cloke in the after- 
noon then & there to acct one the foUoung Perticuloiires 
(viz) 



34 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1 to make Choyes of a moderator 

Sly to see if the town will aprove of Resing money for 
Preching by the Last years Invoic or aney way they shall 
judge more proper 

Sly to see where the town will think it most proper for 
the publick worship to be keep for this seson or till such 
time as there Can be a Houes Bulte for that purpos 

41y to see what method the town will take for Bulding a 
Poimde or Pounds forth with 

And this shall be your suffint warant Giyen ounder our 
hands and seeal this second day of July 1752 

John GrofEe 
Archibald Stark 
Alex mac murphy 
Selectmen 

Thomais Gorge Constable 

Province of Newhampshire accourding to the withine pre- 
cipt I have warned all the freehoulders and other inhabitantes 
in Derry field that they meet at the time and place appointed 
by setting up three Coppys at the three seviral places voted 
thy shuld be set at (viz) one at John Goffe Esq"" one at John 
Hall Gent and one at Banjamines Hadleys 

pr Thomas Gorge Constable 

Recourded pr me John Hall town Clark 

at ameetien of the free Houlderes and In Habitentes of 
the town of Derryfield Hild Juely y^ 20: 1753 agriebel to the 
forgowen warnin met at the houes of obiell Barcker Lette of 
this town Desed 

Vouted John Goffe Esqr modrator 

Vouted to Agourne the meetien to the Eisteand of William 
quembeys houes 

Vouted that the secound article Be Dismised 

Vouted that the Placieses of Publick Worishep be held at 
Banjmien Stivenes and William m*^ Clintos the firest sabouth 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 35 

at Banjmien Stivenes & the nixt at William m*^ Clintos and 
sow sabouth about till the nixt town meetien 

Vouted that the fourth artecle be Dismised sow farr as 
William m'= Clintos Barran be apound till the nixt town 
meetien 

Province of Newhampshier To thomas George Con- 
stable for the Town of Derryfield Greetting: 

you are hearby Eequired in his majesteys name to warn 
all the freeholders and Inhabetants of the Town of Derry 
field that they meet one friday the second day of February 
next at ten of the Clock in the fornoon at the Barn of Ban- 
jmin Stivenes in said Derry field to actt on the following Par- 
ticulars . *^'^^R1 O 

first to Chuse amoderator J-OO # 0_l.v^ 

21y to se whether the town will raise money to defray the 
Charge of laying out the Highway from the head of Namas- 
keeg falls to Litchfield line by order of the General Court of 
quarter sessions of the peace Holden at Portsmouth for the 
province of New hampshire aforsaid upon the first tuesday 
of September last 

Sly to se whether they Inhabitants will Employ anew 
Comitte or hold to the former to find us Priching untill the 
money votted for at our last annuall meeting be Expended 

41y to se whether they will Chuse where the minister 
will preach or leave it to the sellectt men and where he shall 
be keept and this Shall be your sufficent warrant givin under 
our hands and seall this sevententh of January 1753 

John Goffe 
Archibald Stark 

Selectmen 

at a meeting of the free Houlderes and Inhabtitencs of 
the Town of Derryfield held febuarey the secound agriebel 
to the for gowen warmin met at the Barn of Banjmien 
Stivenes in said Derry field 

Votted Capt William Pirham moderator 



36 MANCHESTEE HISTOBIC COLLECTIONS. 

Votted oun the second artecle in the Warrant nout to Pay 
Eaney of the Courts Commiteys Const or Charges that wase 
apouinted for Laying out the higway from the head of 
Namaskeeg falls to Lichfield Line 

Votted oun the third artecle in the warrant to Hould to 
the formor Coumitey tille the monney votted be Expended 

Votted that Ban j mien Stivenes Barn and William m" 
Clintos Barn be the tow plaeeses of Publick worshep till the 
mouney vouted at the last march meeting be Expended 

Votted that the minister Should be Keep at william m 
Clinto 

Recourded pr me John Hall town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire To Thomas Gorge Cun- 
stable For the town of Derry field in the Provence of New 
Hampshire Greeting 

You are Here by Eequired In his majestyes name to warn 
all the free holders and other Inhabitants of the town of 
Derry field Qualedfied by Law that they meett at Houes of 
Benjamins Stevenses in Said Derryfield x;pon mondey the 
fifeth Day of march next at ten of the Clock in the fore 
noon then & ther when miet to act on the folloing Pertecrlars 

1 To Chuse amodrator 

21y to Chuse all town officers 

Sly to see How much mony the town will Eaise for the 
Presant year to Defray the Charges of the town 

41y to see how much the town will Eaies to pay for 
Preaching for the presant year 

51y to see what meathod the town will take to prevent 
stray Cattel being Brought in to the town to Eat up our feed 
on the Comimon Land or imfenced Land 

61y to see if the town will Joyn with the town of Bedford 
In Giving mr mc Doel a Call to the worke of the ministry 
Between the two towns and to Do and act in that affair that 
the town shall think proper 

and this shall be your sufficant warrant Given undr our 
hands and Seal Dated at Derry field this 12*'' Day of febry 



EARLY RECOKDS OF DEEKYFIELD, 37 

in the 26"^ year of his majestyes Regn anno que Domini 

1753 

John Goffe 
Archibald Stark 
Alexander m° murphy 

Selectmen 

Province of New Hampshire Derryfield march y^ 5 1753 
according to the within precipt I Have warned the free 

holders and other Inhabitants acording to the vote of the town 

of time and place of meeting 

pr Thomas Gorge Cunstable 

at a meetieng of the free Houlderes and Inhabitants of 
Derry field held march y'' 25: 1753 agrieble to the forgowen 
warnen mete at the Houese of Ban j mien Stievenes , 

Votted Capt Willeam pirham modrator 

Votted Leveitantent John Hall town Clark 

Votted Capt Willam Perham 

Votted m"" Alixander mac murphey 

Votted m^ John Eiddell 

sellectmen 

Votted Archablald Stark Counstable 

Votted for Suwires of Highwayes Insign Dainel m° Mali 
John Harvey Robert Andrson & thomas Gorge Willam 
tagourt 

Votted for tayethemen William Gamble & Charlies Emer- 
son 

Votted for fencesveres Nethainel Boyed & moses Willes 

Votted for Couler of Staves Banjmien Stavienes 

Votted for Survire of Bourdes plank & Joyes Abrham 
mirrell 

Votted Nethainel Boyed town trashour 

Votted Commesioners for assessments to Examine the select- 
men acoumpts m"" Willam m'' Clinto & Levetant John Hall 

Votted for Dear Keepers mickell m"^ Clinto & Ebizniezer 
Stivenes 



38 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Votted for Invocemen Levetant John Hall & Sargant 
Robert Andrson 

Votted for field Driveres Walltor mcfarland John Juell 
Chairles Emerson thomas Gilles James Ridille 

Votted for Howards Adam Dickey Banjmien Hidliey 

Votted for town Charges twountey poundes old tenour* 



*To the readers who may not understand the meaning- of this 
term, which appears frequently in the records of those days, a 
brief description of the financial situation during those periods 
may not be out of place. Various expedients were resorted to 
by the colonists in order to effect means of business intercourse. 
The General Court of ilassachusetts in 1690 issued what were 
known as "Bills of Credit" to the amount of seven thousand 
pounds. These bills circulated also in New Hampshire, and 
soon beginning to depreciate in value caused considerable hard- 
ship among the people. Late in 1709, in trying to meet the 
obligations incurred by border warfare. New Hampshire issued 
bills of credit to the amount of three thousand pounds. These 
were to be redeemed in five years, and this was the first emis- 
sion of paper money in New Hampshire. In 1714, the year of 
their maturity, there was another emission, followed by others 
in 1717, 1722, 1724, 1725, 1726, 1727, 1729. These bills depreciated 
so rapidly in value that in 1741 the Government was able to pay 
only one fourth of the value expressed on their face, and this 
was more than they were worth on the market. 

In an effort to remedy the evil, the Government issued in 
1742, new bills, giving on the back the year and the value accord- 
ing to the old and the new rates. Thus all currency issued pre- 
vious to this date became known as "Old Tenor," and that of 
1742 and subsequent as "New Tenor." Another emission of 
bills to cover the expense of the Louisburg expedition was made 
in 1745, but the confusion and loss caused by these attempts to 
keep up a paper currency caused Parliament to prohibit the 
Governors of the colonies to allow the Colonial Assemblies to 
issue further bills, unless under extraordinary circumstances. 
During the French and Indian War, three issues were made, one 
of them, in 1756, known as "New Tenor, or Crown Point Bills." 
Fifteen shillings of this issue were equal to one dollar in specie. 
But these and following bills soon depreciated in value, and 
finally sterling money became the standard in value, paper pass- 
ing as currency regulated in its valuation by the price of 
silver. — Ed. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 39 

Votted for Priching twountey poundes old tenour 

Votted to give m'' mc Douell a Cauell to the work of the 
minstry Eather to Joyen with Bedford or by our selves 

Votted John Eidill Alixander me murphey John Hall a 
Comitey to prosequt the given of m"^ mc Doul a Cauell to the 
work of the minestery to Joyn woth the town of Bedford or 
seprat and distink by our selves 

We the subscriberes making a Demand that non but qual- 
ified voters as the Law Directes should votte in the Choise 
of town officers and such as was not worth one shiling besides 
the poll of rateble Estate had the priviladge of votting Ave 
Enter our desant against the procieding of ther Choice 

witenes our hands march y® 5: 1753 

John Goffe Archibald Stark 
Benjamien Hadly moses Welles 

Votted in the year 1753 apoun the fifth artickal in the 
warrant that all Cattle that is Brought in to the town from 
this Day oun fairly or not laiebal to Pay Eeets in this town 
shall pay ten shilliens old tenor pr head 

Eecord pr John Hall town Clark 

Province of New Hampshir ■ To Archabald Stark Coun- 
stable for the town of Derryfield in the Provence of ISTew 
Hampshire Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired In his majestyes name to warn 
all the free houlderes and other Inhabitants of the town of 
Derryfield that they matt at the house of William m'= Clinto 
in said Derryfield upon thursday the twenty sixth day of this 
Instant at three of the Clock in the afternoon then and there 
whemett to act on the following pertiqulars 

1 Chuse amodrator 

21y to see how much money the town will Eease for mr 
macDowalls yearly sillreay provided he Excepts of our Call 

Sly to see where the town build atown Pound and what 
method the town will take to Build Said Pound 

And this shall be your sufficant warrant Given under our 



40 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

hands and seal Dated at Derryfield this lO''^ day of Aprill 

1753 

John Eieddell 
Alexander mac murphey 

Sellectmen 

Eecord per me John Hall Town Clark 

at amiten of the freeholderes and Inhabitince of the town 
of Derry field hield apriel y® 26= 1753 agrebel to the for 
gowen warrnien met at the houes of William m'^ Clinto 

Votted William m*^ Clinto modrator 

Votted tow Hoixndred poundes old tenor for yearly solery 
to m'' me Dowall Provied he Excepts of our Call to Joun woth 
the town of Bedford 

Votted the town pound to Be Bultte at Levtenant John 
Halls at the sied of the higway 

Votted twountey shillienes oun the Poiiel for to Buld the 
town pound 

Votted capt William Pirham and m'' AUixandr mac mur- 
phey to see that the pound be suchfientlay Down 

Votted the firest thuesday in JuUey at 8 of the Clouck in 
the fornoon for the Pipell to meet to Buld the town pound 

Eecorded pr me John Hall Town Clark 

Juley y^ 6 1753 

Led out ahighway for the use of the town of Derry field 
Begining at London Derry Line at a pine tree marked H one 
the north Sid of the Ehoud thence Euning by marked trees 
to thomas Gillies Houes frome thence to William m'= Clinton's 
Houes By marked trees ase the Ehoud his Bin formerly trod 
from thence to John Hall Land By marked trees in the ninth 
Lot of Land in the forth Divishon in Chister then a Grose 
John Hall Land apoun the Eiest of the marked trees by the 
Eiest Eand of Said Halls Houes then aCroues Eobert Andr- 
sons Land ase the higway hies Bien trod to London Derry 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYriELD. 41 

line to a pine tree marked H one the south sied of the the 
higway marked by the Sellectmen of Derryfield 
not Said rhoud is allouied & laid out by us 

William Perham 
John Riddell 

Selectmen 

Eecourded pr me 

John Hall town Clark 

Derryfield Juley y® 6 1753 

Laid out a higway for the use of the town of Derry field 
beginien at William Ellet Houes frome thence Eunining 
aCroues soume peart of said EUets Land to William m"^ 
Clintos Land then a Grose William m° Clintos Land as the 
rhoud hies bien trod to a Rlioud Laid out and Lieding from 
London Derry by John Halls houes to amosSkige falls 

not Said Roud is allouied and laid out three Ehoudes 
wied laid out by us 

William Pirham 
John Riddell 

Select men 

Eecourd pr me 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire To Archbald Stark Con- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

(Seal) You are Hearby Required in his Majestyes name to 
warn all the free boulders and Inhabetants Quallifyed by law in 
the town of Derryfield that they meet at the House of M"^ Will" 
Mac Clintock in Said town upon the first Monday in March 
nixt at ten of the Clock in the forenoon then & there to aeet 
one the following Perticqulars (viz) 

lly to Chuse a moderator to Regulat Said meeting 
2*^^^ to Chuse there town Oficers for this present year 
3'^^ to see if the town will Reas money for to pay for 
Preaching and how much and Likwise to see if the town will 



42 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Chuse men to obetain preching for the town for this presant 
year 

4'^ to See how much money the town will Eeas to pay 
the Reegeregs and the neesreys Charges that may arise this 
year 

5'^ to See what metthod the town will take in order to 
prevent the Stopege of the fishery upon Macehecke in this 
town 

6'^ to See if the town will Eease money to pay M"^ John 
Hogg Highway land 

7''' to See if the town will do there Highway work by a 
Eeatt for this Preasent year & to see how much they will 
Eease upon to Pool for Said work & see how much they will 
allow p'' day 

8^^ to See if the town will allow the Constables that have 
been or Shall be hearafter pay for colecting the Eeattes of 
this town and how much 

And this shall be your Suffint warent Given under our 
hands and Seeal this Eight day of February 1754 

Will"" Parham 
John Eiddel 
Alex: MacMurphy 

Seeleck men 

Provence of New Hampshire March y^ 4*'' 1754 By 
vertue of this Precept I have warned all the freeholders 
and Inhabitants of this town of Derryfield to meet at time and 
place for the End within Exprest per me 

Archbald Stark Constable 
pr Alex Mac Murphy town Clark 

At a meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitents of 
the Town of Derryfield held March y^ 4th 1754 agrieble to 
the foregoing Warining meet at the house of Will"' mac Clin- 
tock in Said Derryfield 

Voted Capt Will" Paraham Modrator of said metting 
Votted to Carey on this meeting by pooUing 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEKRYFIELD. 43 

2'y Votted Alex"" MacMurphy town Clark 

Votted WilP MacClintock frist Select man 

Votted Alex'' MacMurphy Second Select man 

Votted John Hall third Select man 

Voted Benjeman Hadley Constable 

Voted for Servairs of highways Eobart Andrson John 

Harve Dainel MacNell & Thomas Gorge 

Voted Mickall macClintok and Moses Weells taything men 

Voted for fence Vers John Eiddel Moses Wells 

Voted for CouUer of Staves Benjemen Sevens 

Voted for Servire of Plank Bourds Joyce & timber Abrham 

Merrell 

Voted for Counters Eobert Anderson Abrham macNell 
Voted for Dear Keepers Robert Anderson John Hervey 
Voted John Hall & Eobert Anderson for Invoice men 
Voted for Hogg Constable Thomas Gilles & Aron Quimbey 
Votted to Ajourn this meetting till the Eightinth Instant 

to be held at y^ House of Will" Mae Clintock at ten of the 

Clock in y^ forenoon 

March y** IS*'^ 1754 Meet acording to ajorment from the 
Fourth of March Instant at the House of Will"" Mac Clintock's 
in Derryfield 

3^'' Voted on the third artickle of the warant that there 
be money Eeased for Preehing 

Voted that there be one Hundred & Fifty pounds old tenor 
for this year for preehing & Charges Arising thereby and 
that John Goff Esq' is Chosen to obitaine Preehing till Said 
money is Expended in that vee 

4'y Voted that Wiir Parham Will"* Mac Clintock & John 
Hall be a Comitte to hear the Acounts of those that have 
aney charg against the town and to Prosecut those y^ are in- 
deted to Said town to finell Gugement & Execution — lawful! 
warning first being given by Said Comeety 

5^^ Whereas there has been Incombrance and Still is on 
the Brook comonly Caled Chohass Brook in Derryfield 
whereby the Elewives are much hindred in there pasege into 
Massapissack Pond by reason of Mill Dams & other Incom- 



44 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

brance, Therefore if some Method be not Speedely taken in 
order to remove and amend Such Incumbrance it is alto- 
gether likely it will wholely Stop the Corse of Said fish which 
will be avast Damage not only to S*^ Derry field but to all 
the adjacant towns, for prevention of which 

Therefore Unanimously Voted That Every person or per- 
sons that has any Structns or any Incoumbrance on Said 
Brook or aney other Person or Persons what Soever whereby 
the Ele wives have been or shall be Impeded or hindred in 
there passag from Merrimack Eiver into Massapissack Pond 
in Derryfield be Eemoued so far as to make a free and open 
passege for said Ele wives from said Merrymack Eiver unto 
said Pond and if any person or persons who have any Such 
Incumbrance on Said Chohass Brook or any other person or 
persons from what please so Ever Sail Neglect or Eefuse to 
remoues Such incumbrance as soon as the Ele wives is Known 
to Come into Said Brook & so to Continue Eemoved untill 
the Said Ele wives have done runing into said pond, Shall for 
Every Days Neglect or Eefusell shall forfitt and pay the 
sum of fourty Shilling — one half moiety to the use of the 
poor of the town and the other half to the Complainent to be 
recovered by Bill plaint or Information Before any of his 
Majestes Justices of the peace for the Provence of New 
Hampshire & that no person or persons Shall fish with any 
net in Said Brook within fiffteen rods of Merrymack Eiver 
or he Shall the Sum of Fourty Shillings as afine — the one 
half moiety to the poor of the town, and the half to the com- 
plainent to be Eecovered by Bill Plaint or Information before 
any of his Majesties Justices of the peace within the Province 
of New Hampshire 

Likwise Unanomosly Voted that Will™ MacClintock 
Nethanell Boyd & Wili-" Elot be a Com" to take Care that 
the fore Going Vote is Complied with 

6^5' Voted that John Hall make aplecation to the Propitors 
of Chester to have The Benefite of the Land Eeserved for 
Eoads Belonging to Chester within the Bounds of Derryfield 
in order to acomedate the Settlers 



EARLY EECORDS OF DEEKYFIELD. 45 

7^^ Voted that the High way work he done acording to 
the law now in forse in this Provence 

8'y & lastly Voted that the Constable have nothing or no 
pay for Colecting the Beats &c 

Eecorded -pr Alex'' MaeMurphy Town Clark 

Provence of New Hampshire To Benjmen Hadly Con- 
stable for the Town of Derryfield in the Provence of New 
Hampshire Greeting 

(Seal) You are Hereby Eequired In his Majesteyes Neame 
to warn all the free Holders & other inhabetants of the town 
of Derryfield that they meett at the Barn of Eobert Ander- 
son in Said Derryfield upon Thursday the 5 Day of Septem- 
ber at ten of the Clock in the forenoon then & there when 
meet to acct on y® following Pertiqulars 

1^^ To Chose A modrator to Eegulat said meeting 

2^'' to see if the town will Vote that there Meeting House 
for Publick Woship be Bult Some where by the Side of the 
Highway that Leedes from Londonderry to amosCheeg falls 
some place Betwixt Will"" Mac Clintocks & James Umphreys 
Both of Derryfield 

3*'' To See what Spott they will pick upon to Sett there 
Said meeting House upon Be twixt y® fore mentoned Will™ 
Mac Clintocks & James Umphreys upon the fore Mensond 
Eoad 

4^^ to See what Method the Town will take to Buld said 
meeting House and How Soon they will proceed to the Buld- 
ing of said House 

5^^ to See where the Town will Vote that y'^ Publick "Wor- 
ship will be holden Till y^ money all Eeedey Voted be Ex- 
pendid or till y® town see Cause to alitor said please 

G^^ to See what method the Town will take about the 
Cattle that is Brought in on farley to this town to Distroy 
the food from our own Cattle 

7^^ To heare the town acoumpts Eeed & to aproue or Dis- 
aprove of them 



46 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

And this Sail be uoyr Sufficent warent Given under our 
hands & Seel Deated at Derryfield this 20"^ Day of Agust 
1754 

Wiir Mae Clintock 
Alex' MacMurphy 
John Hall 

Seeleet Men 

Province of New Hampshir Derryfield September y° 5*^ 
1754 

Acording to the within Presept I have warned all the free 
holders & other Inhabitants acording to y® Vote of y^ town 
of time & pleace of meeting 

bis 

pr Benjemen X Hadley Constable 

mark 
Eecorded pr me Alex' MacMurphy Town Clark 

At a Meeting of the freeHolders & Inhabettants of the 
Town of Derryfield Holden September y* 5'^ 1754 agrable 
to the fore Going Warant meet at the Barn of Robert Ander- 
son in said Derryfield 

1^^ Voted Will™ MacClintock moderator for said meeting 

2'^ Voted that y® meeting House for publick worship in 
Derryfield be Bult upon the Publick Road as is mentoned in 
y® Second Artickl of y® warant 

3'y Voted that y® meeting House for publick worship in 
Derryfield be Bult upon the East Side of Said Road on the 
nowl Betwixt John Hall & Robert Andei-sons on John Halls 
Land 

4''' Voted that there be a Come" of three men Chosen to 
See that Said meeting House be Bult To Witt Abrham 
Merell & Robert Anderson & Wiir Mac Clintock AUso, 
Voted that Said meeting House be Bult Forty Five feet in 
Length & Thiety Five feet wide, the Hight of Posts to be 
left to y^ Discration of Said Comity, Likwis Voted that there 
he Five Hundred Pounds old tenor be Reased or Taxed upon 
y^ said free Holders & Inhabetants of Derryfield, & to be 



EARLY BECOBDS OF DEREYFIELD. 47 

Payd to Said Comitty that is to Say Tow Hundred pounds in 
Curant money & three Hundred Pounds in labour & stuff 
As said Comity Shall Eequire it, acording to their respective 
Preporshion's Likewise Voted that Said Comity proceed to 
the Building of y'' fore Said Meeting House by the first of 
Siptember nixt which will be in the year 1755 

5*5' Voted that y® Publick worship be Holden at M"" John 
Halls till the money allredey Voted be Expendid 
6^'' Voted that this articke be Dismised 
7^^ Voted that the Seventh artickle be ajurned till the 
first Tusday of Nouembr nixt at Twelve of Clock at y* House 
of John Hall Inholder in Derryfield 

Nouember y'' 5"^ meet acording to ajorment at y® House of 
John Hall Inholder 

Voted upon the Seventh artickle of the warant y* John 
Hall & Robert Anderson have Eight pounds old tenor for 
taking the Invoice for the tow years by past 

allso Voted that John Hall have Eight Pounds old tenor 
for three years Serves as town Clark for the town of Derry- 
field 

allso Voted that the acoumpt for the year 1751 is aproved 
of by the Town 

Allso Voted that John Ridell have six Pounds old tenor 
for his trouble in obtaining Preching for the year 1751 & 
1752 & y* Nethenell Boyd have one pound old tenor for y® 
like Serves 

Allso Voted that Will" Mac Clintock have Four pounds 
fifteen shillings old tenor for Intertaning the minesters 

Allso Voted that Alex"^ macMurphy have tow pounds one 
shilling & six pence old tenor for his his Expences y* year 
1752 on the town's Busness 

Also voted y'' Alex' macMurphy have Tow pounds old 
tenor for taking the invoice for the provence Reats & making 
oth to Said Invoice 

Allso Voted that y^ Selectmen have four Pounds old tenor 
for there Expences in making the Reats for the year 1753 



48 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Allso Voted that Alex'' macMiirphy have eighteen pounds 
three Shillings old tenor for obetaning the Ele wive crib & 
making a Constable's Staff & taying man's Staff 

Allso Voted that Alex' macMnrphy have nothing for his 
Jurney & Expenee to Portsmouth to Save the town from the 
presentment of the Eoad leding past Amosschige falls & so 
on by Hadleys mills & so on to Leeehfield Line 

Allso Voted that Alex'' macMurphy have nothing for tow 
jurneys to Portsmout upon the Busness of the forgoing Eoad 

Allso Voted that Will"" Perham have nothing for his Jurney 
& Expences to Portsmouth to prevent the foresaid presentment 
of Road 

Allso Voted that Elezear wells have one pound ten shill- 
ings for his Expences on Town Busness & — C — 

Recorded pr 

Alex'' MacMurphy Town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire To Ben j men Hadly Con- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

(Seal) Your are herby Required in his Majestyes Name to 
warn all the freeHolders & Inhabetants Quallifyed by law in 
the town of Derry Field that they meet at M'^ John Hall's 
Barrn in Said town upon monday y" twenty Third of this In- 
stant at Twelve of the Clock then & there to acct on y® fowling 
Pirticqulars viz 

lly To Chuse a moderator to Regulat Said meeting 

21y at the Request of a Compent noumber of the Inhabe- 
tants of this Town where In they Pray that y^ Remaining 
part of the money not yet Expendid that was Voted for 
Preeching at the last Anuell meeting may be apleyd to some 
use so as the Inliabetants may have the Benefit of Said money, 
& to See if the Inhabetants will Reconsider y® Remaining 
pairt of Said money by a Vote to be appropreated to the 
Building of the Meeting House in part of the money allredey 
Voted for that use 

3^y To See if the town will Vote that y^ Select Men per- 
ambelat the Lines of the Town at the Expenee of the town 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 49 

41y To See if the town will Choose a Comity to take a 
Deed of M'' John Hall for the Land to Seet the meeting 
House upon 

And this shall be your sufficent warant Given under our 
hands & Seeal this fourth Day of Desember 1754 

Will" Me Clintoek 
Alex'' MacMurphy 
John Hall 

Scelect Men 

Eecorded pr Alex"" MacMurphy Town Clark 

Province of New Hampshir Acording to y^ within warant 
I have warned all of y® freeholders & Inhabetants of the town 
of Derryfield acording to the vot of y* town for that purpos 
of time & pleace for said meeting 

his 

pr Benj men X Hadly Constable 

mark 

At a Meeting of the free Holders & Inhabetants of the 
town of Derryiield holden Desember y^ 23'* 1754 Agreable 
to the fore Going warant meet at y® Barn of John Hall in 
Said Derryfield 

lly Voted that Archbald Stark be moderator for said 
meeting 

AUso Voted y' this be a legall meetting 

21y Voted that y® Second artickle in warning be Recon- 
sidered as it has Eefranee to the artickle in y® March warant 
Relating to y® Vote for preching 

AUso Voted that Said shall not go towards the Bulding of 
the Meeting House 

As allso Voted that WilP Parham & Archbald Stark be a 
Comity to obetain Priching fo the Remaining part of the 
money not yet Expendid that was voted for Praching 

Sly Voted that this artickle be Dismised for the present 

41y Voted to Chuse a Comity to take a Deed of John 
Hall to sete the Meeting House upon 

Eecorded pr 

Alex'' Maemurphy Town Clark 



60 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Derryfield March y^ 1^* 1755 

Then Leaid oi;t a Road or Highway for the Vese and 
Benefete of y^ Inhabetants of this town Beging at y® Road 
Leading past Robert Anderson's & John Halls' Said Road 
to begine iipon John Hall's & Robert Anderson's Line so 
roning Esterly y® nearest & Best way to the Highway Land 
so Ronning a long Said road to y*^ Nore west Corner of the 
Sixtenth lot then East to the NoreEast Corner of Said lot 
from thence north the Best way to the Sowwest Corner of the 
Thirtythird lot then Runing about nore east to y" Brook 
about ten Roods Below y^ forard way then Runing Easterly 
to the lot number Thirtytow Allowing y^ Road to be three 
Roods wide & wee do alow each man for his Land So taken 
up by Said Road ten shillings p' Acker or half so much land 
Joyning to him or them as wittness our hands y^ Day & Year 
above mentoned 

William Mae Clintock 
John Hall 

Select Men 

Recorded pr 

Alex"" macmurphy Town Clark 

Pro\'ince of jSTew Hamp. To Benj* Hadley of Derryfield 
in the S*^ Provence Constable of Said town Greeting 

(Seal) Wheras it hase been mead to appeer to us the Sub- 
scribers tow of his Majestes Justes of the for S'' Province Qurom 
TJnnes that Thirty of the freeholders & Inhabitants of the 
S*^ town of Derryfield by their Request Signed by y^ S*^ Inhab- 
itants & freeholders made to the Maj^^ part of the Select men 
of Derryfield aforesaid when together did on ye third Instant 
Deliver & present Such applycation in writing for the Calling 
a meeting of the Inhabitants of S*^ town to be held on the 
20th Day of Feb'' Cur* for the following articles, first to see 
if the town would Reconsider y^ Vote Relating to the Choice 
of ameeting house place & make the same null and void 

Also to see if the town would Reconsider that vote for Rais- 
ing mony for Bulding a meeting house & order that y* Con- 
stable omitt his Collecting the same & discharge the Severall 



EARLY RECORDS OF DP:RRYFIELD. 51 

freeholders and Inhabitents from such part of the Taxes in 
some proper method as shall then be tho* best & that the s*^ 
Select" did on the said 3"* day of Feb'' curnt Unreasonbly 
refuse & deny the Calling a meeting for the Propritors afore 
S*^ & y*^ S*^ freeholders and Inhabitants have aplyed unto us 
for Warn' for the Calling of a meetting of the freeholders & 
Inhabitans of Derryfield afore ^'^ for y® doing of the Busness 
afore ^"^ to be held on y^ first day of mercli nixt at y^ House 
of John Goffe Escf in Derryfield afore ^^ at ten of y® clock 
forenoon 

These Are Therefor in his Maj''* name to requre and Com- 
mand you the S'^ Constable to Notifie & warn the freeholders 
& Inhabitants of S*^ town of Derryfield that they asemble at 
the House of John Goffe Esq"" in Derryfield afore^*^ on Sater- 
day the first Day of march nixt at ten of Clock forenoon 
then & there to act on the following artickles namly 

First to See if the town will Eeconsider the Vote relating 
10 the Choice of ameeting House place & make y® Same null 
& void Also to see if the town will Eeconsider that vote for 
Easaing money for Building a meeting house & order y* the 
Constable omit his Collecting the Same & discharg y^ Severall 
Freeholders and Inhabetants from such part of the taxes in 
Some proper method as shall then be tho* best 

hereof faile not & make due Return, Given Under Our 
hands and Seal at merrymac this six day of Feb^ 1755 

Joseph Blanchard 
Mathew Thornton 
Jus™^ of y*^ peace Qromus Unes 

Province of I^ew Hampshir Derryfield March y*^ 1^* 1755 
According to the within precept I have warned all The 
freeholders & other Inhabetants of y*" town of Derryfield as y® 
laws Derects to meet at time & place mentoned in the precept 
& for the Ends Specsfied in S"* precept to Mathe Thornton 
Esq'' Being present The major part of y^ Selectmen of Said 
town Being presant allso 

his 

Benjmen X Hadly Constable 



62 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a meeting of the freeholders & Inhabitants of the town 
of Derryfield holden March the first 1755 agreable to the fore 
Going warant meet at the house of John Goffe Esq'' in S^ 
Derryfield 

lly Voted John Goffe Esq"" Moderator for S"^ meeting 

21y Voted to Eeconsider y^ Vote Eelating a meeting 
house place as is Sett forth in y^ first artickle of the warant 

Sly Voted upon y® Second artickle of S*^ warant to recon- 
sider the money voted to the Bulding of the meeting House 
S-i Derryfield 

Derryfield March ye 1'^ 1755 

Wee y'^ under Subcribers freeholders & Inhabitants of y* 
town of Derryfield for divers & weighty Eesons do Enter 
our Desent aganst the prociedings of this meeting which wee 
will make apeear at time and pleace Convenent Eobert Dickey 
Eobt Anderson Alex' M'= Clintock Nethenell Boyd Will"" 
Elott "Will" m'^Clintoek John Cochran Walter macffarland 
Sam' Macffarland Wiir Gamble James Mac Neall 

Province of New Hampshir To Benjamen Hadley Con- 
stable for the town of Derryfield 

Greeting: 

(Seal) You are hereby Eequred in his Majestyes name to 
Warn all the free holders & Inhabitants in the town of Derry- 
field that they meet at the barn of John Hall in said town 
upon the first monday in March Next at ten of the Clock in 
the forenoon then and there to act on the following perticu- 
lars (viz) 

jst r^Q Chuse a modrator to reg'late Said meeting 

3°'^ To Chuse Town officers for the presant year 

3'^ To See how much mony the town will vote for Preach- 
ing for this presant year Likewise to See if the town will 
Couse Some meet parson to obtain Preaching for this presant 
year 

4^^ To See how much mony the town will vote for the 
Nessesary Charges that may arise this presant year 

5^^ To See what meathod the Town will take to prevent 
the Bringing in of Cattle that dose not belong to the Inhabi- 
tants of this town 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 53 

6'^ td have the Town accompts Read for the year by — 
past and to approve or disapprove 

and this Shall be your Suflficant Warrant Given under our 
hands and Seal this Thirteenth Day of January 1755 

William M<= Clentok 
Alexander Mac Murphy 
John Hall 

Select Men 

True record of the town warant for Chusing Town offecers 
and other articles as Set forth in it Entred & Recorded april 
lO*'^ 1755 

P John GofEe Town Clark 

Derryfield March the S^'' 1755 

agreeable to the foregoing warrant the Inhabitants and 
freeholdars of Said Town being legaly met at Time & place 
Expesst in S*^ warrant 

1^' voted John Goffe Esq"' be modarator for Said meeting 

3^^ voted that there be but three Selectmen for this year 

voted John Goffe Esq"" be town Clark 

voted that Daniel M'= ISTeal Robert Anderson & John Harvy 
be Select men 

voted William M<=Clintok be Cunstable 

voted that the Surveyers of Hyways shall be as foUoweth 
Hugh Starlin William Elot & Walter M'^farlin Surveyers of 
Hiways 

voted that James Humphry & obediah Haze be Tything- 
men 

voted that the Commisinors of assessments for this present 
present year Shall take it this month for this year and between 
the months of December and march next following for the 
next year (viz) y^ year 1756 

Invoice Men voted that Archabald Stark and Abraham 
M° ISTeal be the men to take said Invoices 

voted that Ebenezer Stevens & Adam Dickey be fence 



54 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted that Charls Emerson & abraham JPXeal be Deer- 
keepers 

voted that Cap' William perham be Clark of Market 
voted that Hugh Starling be Sealer of leather 
voted that Robert Dickey Charles Emerson & James Riddel 
Haywards 

voted that Caleb Dolton be Culler of Staves 
voted that Abraham Merril be Surveyer of Lumber 
Voted that Hugh Starling and John Cochran be a Commit 
to Count with the Select men for the year 

Voted that this meeting be ajorned till the first Monday of 
April at twelve of the Clock at noon at the house of John 
Halls Inholder in Derryfield 

accordingly monday the 7^^ day of April met according to 
adjornment and the modrator & Clark being presant and the 
Meeting being opned 

Voted that there be three feildrivers for the presant year 
Voted that Robert Anderson John Harvey & Hugh Ster- 
ling Be feild Drivers 

Voted upon the 3 article of the warrant that Six poimds 
new Ten'' be Rased to defray the Charge of Preach, for this 
present year for the town of Derryfield John Goffe Esq'' 
Refusing to provid preaching any further for the monj' voted 
to be Expended in the year 1754 for preaching to this town 
by him it is therefore 

Voted that the mony that said Goffe has not Expended 
his accompts being first paid and also for the Six pounds new 
ten'' voted this presant year 

William M'^Clentok and John Harvey be a Commitee to 
precure preaecing for this town till the whole (John GofEe 
Esq' Charge being first paid) of the mony aforeS'' be Ex- 
pended 

True Record 

John Goffe Town Clark 

A Higway Layed out by the select men of Derryfield lead- 
ing toward Suncook (begining at a white oke tree at Colbums 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 55 

Brook so called and then Extending northerly by marked 
Trees to the north Line of S*^ Derryfield as near said marked 
Trees as Good Ground will alow) Laid out by us the sub- 
scribers N B this Eoad is three Rod wide 

Daniel Macneal 
John Harvey 

Select Men 

Recorded this 16"^ day of Janu'^ 1756 

^ John Goffe Town Clark 

Derryfeild feb^^ y^ ^S*"^ 1756 

Then Laid out a Highway or Town Eoad begining at a 
pitch pine Tree (marked on the Road Runing from Capt Wil- 
liam Perhams Bridg to the dwelling-hous which of late wich 
was William EUots a bout fifty Rods northerly from Said 
Brige marked H) and thence westerly Runing by marked 
trees to the coutry Rhod Leading from Litchfield to names- 
kege falls 

Said Road is Layed out three Roads wide Laid out by us 
the Subscribers the Day & year a bove named 

Daniel M^Neal 
Robert Anderson 
John Harvey 

Select men 

Recorded this twenty Eight day of Feb^^ 1756 

^ John Goff Town Clark 

Provence of New Hampshir To William M*^" Clintok Con- 
stable for the the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are hereby Required In his Majestyes Name to warn 
all the freeholders & inhabitants of the town of Derryfeild 
qualifyed by Law that They meet at the Barn of John Halls 
of S'^ Derryfeild on monday the first day of march next at 
Ten of the clock in the forenoon then & their to act on the 
following articles (viz) 

■j^st rpp Chuse a raodrator to Regulate Said meeting 



56 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2^^ To Chnse all Town officers 

3^'' To See how much mony the Town will Eaise for 
preaching for the presant year 

4'^ To see if the Town will Eaise any mony for schooling 
for the presant year & how much 

5'^ To see how much mony the Town Raise for defraying 
Charges for the prsant year 

6'^ To See what the town will alow to be don with the 
Ehode Leading from Danel m"^ neals to Abraham merrils Dug- 
way 

7'^ To See if the town will chuse a Commitee & Invest 
them with power to Call in all Aceompts and Geather in all 
the Towns debts 

and this Shall be your Sufficant warrant Given under our 
hands & Seals this thirtenth day of febuary 1756 

Daniel Mc ISTeal 
Eobert anderson 
John Harvey 

Select-men 

Provence of New Hampshir By vertue of this preeipt I 
have warned all the free Holders & Inhabitants of this Town 
according to the vote 

Dated at Derryfeild march y^ first 1756 

^ William M= Clehtok Constable 

Recorded the 10*^ day of march 1756 

pr John Goffe Town Clark 

At a meeting of the free-holders & Inhabitants of the town 
of Derryfeild Legaly warned and assembled up The first day 
of march 1756 at the Barn of John Halls in said Derryfeild 

Voted that John Goffe Esq^ be Moderator 

Voted that John Goffe Esq^ be Town Clark 

Voted that Daniel M'^ Neal & Eobert Anderson & John 
Harvey be Select men 

Voted that William Quinbee be Constable 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 67 

Voted that Hugh Starling & John Moor & William W 
Clentok & Adam Dickey Be Surveyers of Highways 

Voted that Benjamen Stevens & Chaxls Emerson be Tythe- 
ing-men 

Voted That their be but one man to take the Invoice this 
Presant year 

Voted that John Cochrain Shall take the Invoice this year 
and that he Shall Have three pounds old Ten"^ for Said Ser- 
vice 

Voted that the Select men (viz) Danil m'^ neal Eobert An- 
derson & John Hervey be fenee-vewers this year 

Voted that Caleb Dolton & William Tagert be Deerkeepers 

Voted Cap' William Perham be Clark of the market 

Voted That Hugh Starling & Ebenezer Stevens & James 
Peirce & William Perham Jun'' be Hog Eeves 

Voted That Abraham merril be culler of Staves and Sur- 
veyer of Lumber this year 

Voted That Hugh Starlin and John Cochrain be a Com- 
mitee to Settle aceompts with the Selectmen In behalf of the 
town 

Voted Benjamen Hadley be feilddriver this year 

Province of Newhampshire To William Quimbey Con- 
stable for the town of Derry field Greetien 

you are hear By Eequtred In his Majesteyes Name to warm 
all the free Holders & Inhabitents of the of Derry field that 
they meat at the Barrn of John Hall in S'^ town upone the 
firest monday of march nixt at ten of the Clock In the for- 
noon then & there to act on the folowing Perticualors (viz) 

1 to Chuse a modrator to Eegluat S** meeting 

2'^ to Chuse all town officers for the present yeare 

3'^ to See wither the town will Eaies any money for 
preaching for the present year & how mouch 

4'^^ to See How mouch money the town will alow to defray 
the Charges for the Present year 

5'^ to See if the town will Eaies any money for ScoUing or 
How much 



58" MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

&^ to See Whither the town will Pramblait the town 
Linns and find out the Senter of S*^ Land 

and this Shall Bee your Suffisent Warrent Giveen ounder 
our Hands and Seall this Sixtinth Day of Febuary 1757 

Daniel m*^ Neiall 
Eobrt Andrson 
John Harvy 

Select men 

Eecorded this 4 Daye of march 1758 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier By virtue of thies preesept I 
have warned the free Holders & Inhabitents of Derryfield of 
time & place of meeting and the pertiulars & thinges to be 
acted upon according to the vot of the town for warning town 
meetinges 

William Quimbee Counstabel 
Eecorded pr me 

John Hall town Clark 

At a town meeting held the firest Monday of March 1757 
Legally Called & opened the foUoing Persons was Chosen to 
ther Eespective ofEeces 

voted that the town Chues the town offeceres so fare as a 
Constabal by Pole 

Voted Archibald Stark for modrater 

Voted John Hall Town Clark 

Voted that there Be but 3 Sellectmen for y^ present year 

Voted 

Elezer Eobens 
Eobart Andrson 
Daineal m*^ Niell 

Sectlet men 

Voted Michal m<^ Clinto Be Constabel 
Voted for Taytheing meen Adam Dickey Moses Quimby 
and Hugh Stirlean 



EARLY KECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 59 

Voted that the Seeletmen be fencs-vewerS this year 

Voted Hugh Stirlean Comisner of a Sesments this year 

Voted Abrham Merril & Hugh Stiralen & Adam Dickey & 
William m" Clintok Searvears of Highways 

Voted Samuel Boyd James Pearces & William Ellett James 
Fetters Hogreves 

Voted Hugh Starlen & John Hall town Counters with the 
Select men for the present year 

Voted Hugh Starlen Be Sealer of Leather 

Voted Cap' William Pirham Clark of y^ market 

Voted John Hall Pound Keepier 

Voted to ajourne this march mitien till y^ Secound mondy 
of this Instant at ten of the Clock in the forrnon at John Hall 
Hous In Holder In Derr}' field 

Meet a Cording to ajournemt one y® Secound mondy of 
march at John Hall Houes 

Voted one the third artical to Eese money for Preching 

Voted to Eese one Hundred and fiftey Pounds old tenor for 
for Prichien for this yeare 

Voted fiftieen Pounds old tenor for to Defray Charges In 
the town for this Present yeare 

Voted to Dismis the fifth artical and Not to Eees Eaney 
money for Scollen for this year 

Voted one the Sixth artical to Dismiset and not to Pramble 
the Lines of this town for this year 

Eecorded this 6 Day of March 1758 

pr John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire To mechieal m"^ Clinto Con- 
stabel for the town of Derry field Grreating 

(Seal) you are hearby requird in his majestes jSTame to 
warn all the free Holders and Inhabitants of the town of 
Derryfield that they at the Barn of John Hall In S** town 
upon the tenth Day of November at ten of the Clock In the 
forrnon then & ther to act one the folowing articals 

l^'' to Chues a modrator to Eegulat Said meeting 

2''' to See if the town town will alow the Seelet men to 



60 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Kais the Sum of thirtey one Pounds ten Shillens — whiche 
was omited Last year of the Province tax and that it Be paid 
to that use 

3'^ To See Whither the town will allow the SecUetmen to 
Eeeeve that money Due from Nethaniel Boyds Estate to the 
town of Derry field 

And this Shall be your suficeen Warrant givien under our 
Hands and Seal this twenthey first day of October 1757 

Elizer Kobfins 
Eobert Andrson 
Dainel m<= Niell 

Select men 
Record this 6 Day of march 1758 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire I Have Warrned all the fre- 
holders and Inhabitents of time and Place of your meating 
a Cording to the within Rieten warning 

mickeall m*^ Clinto Constabel 

Recorded this 6 Day of march 1758 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

At a meetien of the free Houlders & Inhabitances of the 
town of Derryfield Hield November y^ 10= 1757 agrieabel 
to the forgowen warnen 

Voted Sergent Abrham mirrell modrator 

Voted to ajourn this meetien to Be Held In John Hall 
Houes 

Voted one the Secound artical to Rees the Sum of thirtey 
wan Pounds ten Shillens to Peay the Remandr of the Prov- 
inces tax for the year 1756 old tenor 

Voted that the Seclet men Shall Have pouwr to Reservef 
the mony from Nathainel Boyeds Estat Lat of Derry field 
Dised which which S*^ boyds Estat is In Debted to the tow of 
Derrfield 

Record this 6 Day of march y^ 1758 

John Hall town Clark 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 61 

Province of Newhampshir To mickel m^Clintok Coun- 
stabel of the town of Derryfield — Greeating 

you are Hearty Eequired in his majesteys Name to warm 
all the freeholders and Inhabitants of the town of Derryfield 
that they meeat at the Barrn of John Hall In S** Derryfield 
upon the first monday of march nixt at teen of the Clock in 
the fomoon then and there to act one the foiling articeals 
(viz) 

1'^ to Chues a modrator to Eegulat said meeting 

Sly to Chues the town oficares for the prisent year 

Sly to See how much money the town will alowe to De- 
fray Charges for the present year 

41y to See if the town will alowe John Barniet peay for 
his timber used to Cohass bridge or not and this Shall Shall 
be your suficant warnent 

Give under our hands & Seal this 18 day of feberuary 1758 

Dainel m*^ niell 
Eobrt Andrson 

Sect men 



Eeeord Junery 17= 1759 



John Hall town Clark 



Province of Xewhamp Shir In abidance to the Wothin 
presept I Have warned all the freeholders & Inliabitents of 
the town of Derryfield of time & place of this miten 

pr me Mickeall m"^ Clinto Counstabel 

Eecorded this 16 Day of Juneary 1759 

John Hall town Clark 

At a meeting Hield march the 6= 1758 agriebal to the 
forgowen warrinen of the free houlders & Inhabitents of the 
town of Derrj'field at John Hall Barrn in S** Derryfield 

Voted that Willam m*^ Clintok Be moderator 

Voted that John Hall be Town Clark 

Voted That Capt William Pirham & Sergent Willam m" 
Clintok & Sergent Abrham Merrall Seelete men 



62 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Binjmen Stivens Constabel 

Voted Adame Dickey William Xut & Nehemiah m*^ Niell 
tything men 

Voted that the Seclct-men be fence vewers this year 

Voted that John Hall Shall take the Invoice this year 

Voted that Ebinezer Stivens James Riddell Elizer Eobens 
& John Hall Be Sarveyers of highwayes 

Voted Eobert Dickey Ezekel Stivens William pirham Hog 
Reves 

Voted Lev*^ Hugh Stirelen John Hall to coumpt woth y' 
Seelctmen this year 

Voted Thomas Enss Be Sealer of Lethar 

Voted Capt William Perham Clark of the Market 

Voted John Hall Pound Keepier 

Voted James Humphra Dieer Keepier 

Voted that this meetieng be ajorned till the 30 Day of this 
Instant at teen of the Clock in the foornoon at John Hall 
houess in S*^ Derryfield 

March the 30 Day 

meet according to ajornment and the modrator and Clark 
being present and the meeting being opened 

Voted to Excues Ebinezer Stivens from bing Survayer 

Voted Alixander m" Clintok Dieer keeper 

Voted Archibald Stark William Pirham & William m" 
Clintok that thy aprieze the Damiges Done In fiellds 

Voted Sergent Abrham mirall for Survayer of Boords plank 
Joyes & timber 

Voted for Defraying Charges for the Present year Sixty 
Pounds old tenor 

Voted not to peay John Barrenet Eaney money for the 
timber put In Cohas Brige 

Recorded this 2 Day of march 1759 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier To Binjmien Stivens Coun- 
stabel for the town of Derry field Greetieng 

(Seal) You are Hearby Required In his majesteys Neam 
to Warren all the free Houlderes and in habitants in the town 



EABLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 63 

of Derryfield that they meet one the thirtey Day of this In- 
stent at twallve of the Clock of S*^ Day at the Barrn of John 
Hall In Holder of Sd town then & there to acct one the fol- 
lowing Perticqulars (viz) 

lly to Chues a modrator to Eeglut Said meetieng 

21y to Heave all the towns a Coumpts Eead & to aprove 
or Disaprove of the Same 

Sly to See if the Town will Chuese a commitey to Call 
all the Constabels and Seclet men that is not LawfuU Laye 
Discharge By the town till acoumpt of the money coluceted 
from the in Habitents and freeholders of the S"^ town 

41y to See what the town will Dow Cone Serrening the 
Warent and Liest that is in Binjmeien Hidelly hand 

Sly to See if town will Chueas a man to Provid prechien 
if ther is Eany money in the Hands of the town 

61y to See if the town will allow the Present Seclet men 
to peay Eaney old Dedtes ore Rigeieges that is one the town 

71y to See if the town will allow a Warirneng for town 
meetiens to Be Lawfuell to be posted oupe in Some piiblick 
Place in the town for thies year 

and thies Shall Be your Siifient warent Given ounder our 
Hands and Seall 

Dated at Derrj-field march y'^ 13 — 1758 

William m*^ Clintok 
Abrham Mirall 

Sect-men 

Recorded this 2 Daye of marche 1759 

John Hall town Clark 

Provinces of Nowhampshier march 30* 1758 

According to thies pricesept I have warned the Inhabitents 

and freeholders of the town of Derryfild aeotirding as the 

Law Diricets 

Binjmen Stivrens Counstabl 

Recorded this 3 day of march 1759 

John Hall town Clark 



64 , MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

At a meetien of the free houlders & in Habitents of the 
town of Derryfield Legealy warned and assembled one the 
30 Day of march 1758 at the Barm of John Hall Inholder in 
S^ Derryfield 

Voted William m*^ Clintok modrator 

Voted to ajourn this meetien to be hield In John Hall 
Hones 

Voted to peay Conol John Goffe Sixtey wan pounds old 
tenor to peaye the Revemt Binjmen Buttler for priching 

Voted to peay the Eevirent Samuel m*^ Clintok Sevin 
pounds old tenor for prich In the year 1756 

Voted to peay Conol John Goffe twontey Eight pounds 
Eigh Shillens old tenor which S^ Goffe acnoileges to Be In 
full of all his Demands that hee his aginst the town of Deery- 
field 

Voted to peay Archibald Stark two pounds old tenor In 
full of all his Demands 

Voted to peay John Riddell two pounds old tenor in fall 
of all his Demands 

Voted to peay William Me Clintok two pounds old tenor 
In full of all his Demands 

Voted to peay Capt William Perham fave pounds fore 
Shillens old tenor 

Voted to peay John Hall two pounds old tenor for Serren 
Siceletman y® year 1754 

Voted to ajourn this meetien till thursday 20th day of 
Apirel at teen a Clock in the foor noon to Be holden in John 
Hall Houes Inholder in S*^ town 

Apirel y^ 20— 1758 

meet a Courding to ajournment the modrator & Clark 
Being present and the meeting binge opened 

Voted to pay John Hall for sitelien acoumpts woth y^ Seclet- 
men y® year 1758 (7) and taken the Invoice the year 1758 
Six pounds old tenor 

Voted to allow the Sume of Sixtey Eight pounds fore shil- 
lens & seven pences old tenor out of William Quimbeys List 
for the year 1756 as it his ben pied out by the Seceletmen for 
the youess of the town 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERKYFIELD. 66 

Voted to allow a order of for pounds out of Quimbys List 
to Hugh Stirlen for taken the Invoice In the year 1757 

Voted to allow the acoumpts In the year 1755 the Sum of 
onehundred and twall pounds teen Shillens & three pences 
out of William m*^ Clintokes List 

Voted to allow a 11 pounds Sixteen Shillens & fave pences 
of abetments out of mickel m"^ Clintos List for y^ year 1757 

Voted to peay the Seceletmen for ther sirves In the year 
1757 twonty pounds old tenor 

Voted forteen pounds old tenor of Intris money to y* 
Sicelect men In y*^ year 1756 for y'^ provence tax pied by them 

Voted fave men for a Commitey to Exaimien the towns 
acoumpts and to allow or Dissallow of all the acoumpts that 
y^ find to be Just or not Just & tak Discharges & give Dis- 
charges In be half of the town. 

Voted Capt Willam Pirham Sergent "William mClintok & 
Sergent Abrham mirall & Adam Dickey & John Hall Comitey 
men 

Voted one the forth artietal In the Waront to take the 
Waront and List out of Binjmens Hiddallys hand for the 
foiling reesings that Some Pipeal are Deed and Some Ee- 
moved out of the town & others Come In to the town that 
would Ingoy privigles wothout piayen ther Equeall prepor- 
ishen. But Still allowes of the Saiem Sume of money to be 
Collect from the freeholders & Inhabitants of S** town & to 
Be aplayed for the Same youes & in the Same places when 
the town Stands In need of it 

Voted that William m" Clintok provied prichien for thies 
year 

Voted that the Secelet men Peay all old Eireges & detes 
Due by the town 

Voted that a Warrine for to\vii meetiens for thies year 
Shall Be Lawful! to be Set oup at John Hall Inholder in S"* 
town 

Eecorded this 3 Day of march 1759 

John Hall town Clark 
Derryfield Auguest y« 27= 1758 



66 MANCHESTEK HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

To the Select-men of the town of Deirj'field Gent-men 
freeholders and Inhabitants of Sd town Wee the under sub- 
cribers loking upon our Selves under a great Disadvanteg 
for want of a pleace of Publick Worship as wee have resing 
fameleys which Cannot atend at other pieces and as it would 
be Incoregment to minesters to Com and preach with us if 
we were forward in getting aplace for Publick worshipe of 
god our Selves 

Capt Alixand mcMurphey Miekell m'' Clintok 

John Hall Eobrt Diclvy 

Eobert Andrson John mirall 

James Eiddell James Pitirs 

Samuel Boyd William Pitiers 

John Dicky William Nutt 

Binjmen Stivens James peirse 

John Eiddell John Harvey 

James humprey William Pirham Juner 

Lvtint Hugh Stirling Thoms Hall 

Eecorded this 3 Day of march 1759 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire To Binjmen Stivens Con- 
stabel for the town of Derry field Greeting 

(Sel) You are Hearby Eequired in his majestyes name 
to Warn all the freeholders and Inhabetants in the town of 
Derryfield that they meet at the Barrn of John Hall Inholder 
in S*^ town upon thursday the twenty firest Day of this Instant 
at Eight of the Clock In the for noon then and ther to act 
on the fowlinge artecetels (viz) 

lly to Chues a moderator to Eegulat Said meeting 

Sly to See if the free Houlders and Inhabitantes of the 
town will vote to Bueld a meetien Houes this present year 

Sly to See What Spout of Ground the town will vote to 
Buld Saied meetien Houes on 

41y to See How much money the town will vote to Eaies 
for Buldeng saied meetien houes 



EARLY RECORDS OP DERRYFIELD. 67 

51y to See what Demensuiens thy Will vot to Buld S*^ 
meeting hous 

61y to See if the town will vote to Chues a Committey to 
Gary on the Bulding of Saied meetien houes 

71y to See if the town Will vot to Eaiese Eany money for 
Preching this year & How mouch 

and this Shall be your Suflecant Warrant Givien under 
onr hands and Seall Dated at Deny field this Secound Day 
of September 1758 

William Perham 
William m'= Clintok 
Abrham miral 

Secletmen 

Eecorded this 3 Day of march 1759 

John Hall town Clark 

At a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitents of the 
town of Derryfield Holden Septembr y^ 21= 1758 agriebal to 
the fore goieng wamien meet at the Barrn of John Hall In- 
holder In Saied Derry field 

lly Voted Capt Alix'' m'^ murphey modrator 

21y Voted to Buld a meet Houes this Present year 

Sly Voted to Buld the meetienhoues on John Hall Land 
Joyineng the Eod Leding to thomas Hall ferry and amies 
kege falls 

41y Voted to Eese Six Hundered pounds to Carey on the 
Bulden of the S** meetien Houes 

51y Voted to Eeaise Saied meeting Houes fortey feet In 
Lenth thirtey fave feet in Brenth 

61y Voted to Chues a Comitey to carey on the Bulden of 
Said meeting Houes 

71y Voted Capt William Perham & Levt Hugh Stirlen 
and John Hall the Comitey to Carey on the Bulden of the 
above Saied meetien Houes 

Voted to Dissmise the Seventh artical In the Warent 

Eecorded this 3 Day of march 1759 

John Hall town Clark 



68 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

A Eood or Highway Lead out In Derryfield Octobor y® 
15 1759 (Begining at the North Eind of Hugh Sterling 
Barn Euning Near a Norwast Point By marked trees upon 
the North Said of Saied trees to the Banek of the Interveall 
and then Euning upon a wast pointe by marked trees to 
Meramaek Eever to a white assh tree marked H 

Noot Said Eood to be three Eoads wide and Six Eoods 
wide upoun y® Eiver Bank fore Eodes from Low water mark) 

Wilham Perham 
Abrham mirrall 
WiUiam m*^ Clintoek 

Seelat men 

Eecorded this 10 Day of Junery 1760 

John Hall town Clark 

Derryfield Septmber y« 1 1758 

Lead out a highway Eoning as followeth Begining at the 
highway betwixt y® Secound & third Lot In the iirest Eeang 
&Euning Southerlay betwen y^ two lotes to a Borge & So 
by marked trees a Lounge the Wast Siead of y® Borge to a 
Small Broock & Southerlay by marked trees to Sezer Griefiens 
land at y" Norwast Courner & So to his Houes and So by 
marked trees to the Lien Betwixt London Derry & Derry- 
field 

the Eood is two Eoodes wide & we allowe half a doUor 
pr aeeker for the Land tacken oupe by the Eood to the man 
houes Land it Gowes one 

William Perham 
William vcf Clintoek 

Seelet men 

Eecorded thies 10 Day Junery 1760 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier To Benjamen Stiphens Coun- 
stabl for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

you are Hearby Eequired In his Majestyes name to Warn 
all the freehoulders and Inhabetants in the town of Derry- 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 69 

field that they meet at the Barm of John Hall Inhoulder in 
S^ town upon the first monday In march next at teen of the 
Clock in the fornoon then & there to aect one the following 
Perticqulars (viz) 

1 to Chues a modrator to Regluat Said meeting 

21y to Heare the town a Coumptes Eed & to aprove or 
Di?aprove 

Sly to Chueas ther Town officers for this presen year 

41y to See How much Moneay the town "Will Eaies for 
Defraying Nesiseary Charges for the Present year 

51y to See how much money the town Will Raies for 
Preachen for the present year and Likwies to See if the Will 
Chuas a man or menn to provied Preachien for thies present 
year 

6ly to Hear the Eeport of the Commitey that was to 
Examien the a Coumptes of the Seclet-men and Cunstabels 
from the year 1751 till the year 1758 

71y to See What the town Will Done With Elizabath 
Masey and acct ther one 

and thies Shall Be your Sufient Warrant Given ounder 
ouer handes and Seale thies tenth Day of feV 1759 

William Perham 
William m'' Clintock 
Abraham Merall 

Seelct Men 

Eecourded thies firest Day of March 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

At a meeting of the freehoulderrs and Inhabitentes of the 
town of Derryfield meet agrieabeal to the foregowen Warrinen 
a Lev* John Hall Barrn In Sd Derryfield march 5th 1759 

Voted that William m" Clintock be modrator 

Voted to ajourn the Secound artical till all the town offi- 
cears are Chosen 

Voted John Hall Be Town Clark 

Voted Capt William Pirham and William m" Clintock & 
Abraham Mirrell Seelct Men 



70 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS.' 

Voted Thomas Russ Be Constable 
Voted to ajourn this meetien till John Hall Houss 
Voted William Geambel & James m'= Night & Nehemiea 
m'' Niell be Tything meen 

Voted that the Secelet Men Be Fence Vewers 
Voted that John Hall take the InYoce thies year 
Voted Capt "William Pirham & Lev' Hugh Stirlen and L" 
John Mooress and Einsin Eobrt Andrson Be Sarveyers of 
Higways 

Voted James Piereeas & William Pirham Junr & Ezeek- 
eal Stiphenss Hog Revies 

Voted Lev* Hugh Stirlean Sealer of Leather 
Voted Capt William Pirham Clarke of the market 
Vot John Hall John moors Elizer Eobiens Dieer Keepiers 
Voted the Secelet men to aprices the Daimeages Don In 
fields 

Voted Ebinizer Stipheness Survier of Bordes Joyes & Tim- 
ber 

Voted Lev* Hugh Stirllen & John Hall to Seetel Acoumptes 
woth the Secelet-men 

Voted fortey Pouindes old tenor for Nesserey Charges 
Voted one Hundred Poundes old tenor for prichien thies 
year 

Voted Conal John Goffe & Capt Alix m'' murphey to pro- 
vied prechien till the Hundred pounds old tenor that is voted 
be Spent 

Voted to Ajourn this meetin till the Last monday In march 
at John Hall Houes at teen of the Clock In the for noon 

Accordingly monday the 26 Day of march 1759 meet a 
Ccording to ajournment at John Hall Houes & the modrator 
& Clark Being present and the meeting Being opned 

Voted to aprove of all the Coumptes of the Secelmen as 
they Have Been Reead for the yeare 1758 which amouintes 
to the foull of what was Collected in S^ year 

Voted to Chues a Counstable In the Rome of thomas Russ 
as hie his not apiered to Let the town now wother he will 
Serve as he was Choues by a vot of the town at ther anuel 



EARLY BECOEDS OF DEERYFIELD. 71 

march meetien to Serve a Counstable In the town of Derxy- 
field for y'' year 1759 

Voted that Thomas Russ Shall peay the fiennas the Law 
Dirieekes for not Quilifien him Self a Cording to Law to 
Serve a Counstabl In the town a Cording to the vote of S** 
town 

Voted Chairels Eamerson & Benjmen Hedley Taything- 
men 

Voted John Hall to provied prichien a Lonnge woth Conol 
John Goffe and Capt Ali'' m° murphey till the money be spent 
that is voted for the present year 

Voted one the Sixt artical to allow the Eeport of the Com- 
mity that was Choues to Sitel all the a Coumptes In Behalf 
of the town wothe the Coimstables & Seeelet men till the year 
1758 and to Eeeord the Saiem In the town Book as it hies 
be Read 

Voted to ajourn thies meetien till y^ Last monday In apireal 
at tow a Clock In the Eafter nooan at John Hall Houes 

Recorded may 1759 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier Juen 26 1759 
agriebrel to the powr Granted to uss by a vot of S*^ town 
to Exaimen The Seelet men & Counstble a Coumpts till y® 
present Deat & to allow or Disallow aCordien as we juge to 
be righ for y^ Beenifit of the town we Sirtify that we have 
accted aCordien to our troust Invisted in ous & findes all y^ 
for minch^*^ Seelet men & Counstabls Proprly Discharged by 
Resetes from the provincs traishour for peart of the money & 
by aplayien the Rest of the money for the uese of the town 

William Parham 
William Mce Clintok 
Abraham merrill 
John Hall 

Commity 



Recorded Febuary 6— 1761 



John Hall Town Clark 



72 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of Newhampshire To Thomas Euss Counstable 
for the town of Derry field Greetien 

You are Hearby Required In his Majestyes Name to warn 
all the freeholderes and Inhabetants In the town of Derry- 
field that they meet at the Barrn of John Hall In Said town 
upon the firest thursday In Juley nixt at tow of the Clock In 
the Eafter Noon of Said Day then and ther to acct one the 
following Perticqulears (viz) 

firest to Chueas a Modrator to Regeluat Said Meetin 

21y to See what methouied the town Will take to Boord 
& Shingell ther meetien Houess this Present year 

Sly to See if they will vote to Chueas a man or men to 
aplay to those Gen' men who hies Land In S'* town & now 
Sitelmen or Improvment one the Same for money to Hielp 
ous In Bulden our meetien Houess 

41y to See if the town will vote a Warrinen for town meet- 
iens to Be Lawful! to Be posted up at Som Publick places In 
S** town for thies Present year 

and thies Shall be your Suficeant warrant Given under 
our handes & Seall 

Dat at Derryfield June 13th 1759 

William m° Clintocke 
Abraham Merrill 

Seclet men 

Eecorded thies twonty Sixt Day of teV 1760 

John Hall town Clark 

At a meetien of the free Houlders & In Habitantes of 
Derryfield Hield Juley 5th= 1759 agriebel to the fore gowen 
warnen 

Voted Capt Al^ Mac Murphey Modrator 

Voted to Colect fave Hundred Poundes old tenor this 
Present year to Be aplayed towardes the Boorden & Shingelen 
of our meetien Houes Said Soum is to be tacken out of the 
Six houndred poundes Newtenor that was voted In the year 
1758 for Bulden the a Bove Said meeting Houes 



EAKLY BECORDS OF DEKRYFIELD. 73 

Voted Cap' William perham Lev' Hugh Stirellen & John 
Hall a Committey to Spend the fave Houndred pounds old 
tenor to Wardes Bording & Shingelien the meetien Houes 

Voted one the thirde artical that John Hall are to aplay to 
the Gent men that hies Land not Coltveted or Improved In 
Derryfield for money to Hielp ous to In Bulden our meeting 
hones in Said town 

Voted that Howsover Peayes Eany money to the a Bove 
S*^ meeting Houes Shall Have ther names & Soum of money 
they Peay Eecourded In Deny field town Book of Eecordes 

Voted one the forthe artical that a warrnien for town meet- 
iens Shall Be Lawfull for thies present year by Setien a Noti- 
fiycashon of the Same at Conal John Goffe thomas Euss & 
John Hall Houess In Said Derryfield 

Eeceorded feb^ 27= 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Derryfield June 21— 1759 

I Have given Lawfull Warming to all the freehoulders and 
other Inhabitance who are LeguUy Qualified for voting In 
town meetings in S"* town that they give their persnol attend- 
ance on thursday at tow of the Clock In the Eafternoone the 
5 Day Juley Nixt Insuing at the Barrn of John Hall then & 
ther to acct agreeable to the writen warrant 

Attest Thomas Euss Counstable 

Eeceorded feb"" 27 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire To Thomas Euss Counstable 
for the town of Derryfield Greetien 

You are hearby Eequired In his Majestyes Nam to Warm 
all the freehoulders & Inhabitants of the town of Derryfield 
that they meet at they meetinghoues In S*^ town upon thurs- 
day y® fifteenth day of Novmber next at teen of the Clock 
In the forenoon then & there to act on the following Pertic- 
ulers (viz) 

1 to Chuse a Modrator to Eegulate said meeting 



74 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

21y to Chuse a Cominitey to Examine the aCoumptes of 
Commitey formaly Choson to Carreyone the Bulding of our 
meeting house In S*^ town So farr as they Have Done towardes 
S*^ meeting houes 

Sly to See if the town will vote to have Eecorded the Six 
hundred pounds old tenor that was Coelected for Buldening 
the meeting Houes In the year 1758 and Each mans Name 
what he paid and and the following Sumes as they are Col- 
lected for S*^ meeting houes 

41y to Hear the aCoumptes Eeed of the meetinghoues as 
the Commitey Bringes them in So farr as they have proceded 
and to aprove or Disapprove of the Same 

5ly to See what the town Will Doe Concerning Elizabath 
Massey 

61y to See what Provishon the town will mack for the 
Entertaineng of ministres when they Come to prich to us 

71y to See what the town will Doe Concerning the under 
pining of our meeting Houese and Doors for Said house 

and this Shall be j'our Sufficant warrant Given under our- 
hands and Seal Dated Derryfield this 29 of Octobr 1759 

William m*^ Clintock 
abraham merrall 

Sect-men 

Recorded feF 39 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshir In obidence to the wothien 
pricousepet I Have warned the free Houlders & In Habitentes 
of the town of time & places & perticuelors as they are aserted 
a Corden to the Vote of the town for the present year 

pr me Thomas Russ Counstable 

Recorded feV 29— 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

At a Meetieng of the free-Houlders and In Habitantes of 
the town of Derryfield Regereler a Sembeled In the meeting- 
lioues In Said Derryfield on the fifteenth Day of N°^ 1759 

1 Voted William m'= Clintock Modrator 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 75 

2'=^ Voted 3 men aCommity to Examen y* a Coumptes of 
y^ Commity that was Chotiesn to Buld our meeting Houes In 
Said town 

3^5' Voted Miekell m" Clinto John Harve & Davitd Stiret 
the Commity to Examien the aCoumptes of the meetieng 
Houes sow fare as they procieded In Bulden of Said Houess 

Voted to ajourn the meetien for Half a ouer 

Meet aCourding to ajoumment the Mediator & Clark both 
present 

Voted on the third articall In the Warrant to Eecord the 
Six hundered poundes old tenor that was Coelected in y^ year 
1758 & the folio wen Sumes as thy are coelected for Bulden the 
a for S*^ meetien Houes and Each mans Name & Sum what he 
peayes to the a for S*^ houes 

Voted on the forth articall In the warrant to allowe all 
the Commitys A Coumptes as they Brougt them In Be for 
the town In time & mony Spent By them In Bulden our 
meetien Houess In S^ town So far as they Have Prodded 
In Said Bulden 

Voted on the fifth articall Not to taek Eany Care of Elize- 
bath massey 

Voted not to underpinin our meeting Houes at present But 
to maek on Door this year 

Eecorded feb^ 29^'' 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier To Thomas Euss Counstabel 
for the town of Derryfield Greeten 

You are Hear By required In his Majesteyes Name to warn 
all the free-houlders & Inhabitantes of the town of Derry- 
field that thy meet at ther meeting Houes In Said town upon 
thursd the 13 Day of Decembr nixt a teen of the Clock In the 
forrnoon of S*^ Day then & ther to actt one the foUoweng 
Perticqulers (viz) 

1 to Chues a Modrator to Eegluat Said meeting 

2'y to See What methode the freehoulders & In Habitants 
of Said town will tak to Pay the Commity ther aCoumptes 



76 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

that Said town his allowed by by a vote of Said freehoulders 
& In habitantes for Bulden the meeting Houes In Said town 
as far as thy Have procided In Sd Buldeng 

Sly to See if the town Will Chueas a pertiequler Place Id 
Said town for a Burring yard and what places 

41y to See if the town Will Chuese a Commitey to Divied 
the High-Weys In Said town 

Sly to acct and Dow Eaney thinge that the town Shall 
think feet and thies Shall Be your Soufeceant Warrant 
Givien under our Hands & Seall 
Det at Derryfield IS'ovember 23— 1759 

William Perham 
William m'' Clintock 
Abraham mirrall 

Seetmen 

Eecorded fe'" 29— 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire Derrj-field Decmber 13 — 1759 

I have Givien warning aCccrding to y^ warrant given to me 

of y^ Seelct men of S*^ Derryfield to the Inhabitantes and free- 

houlderes of S*^ town that they meet at the meeting houes In 

S^ town on y® 13 Instant pr Thomas Russ Counstable 

Eecorded this 29 Day of feV 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

A at Meetieng of the Free Houlders & In habitantes of the 
town of Derry field Regraly asemabled In the meeting Houes 
In ^aid town the 13 Day of December 1759 

Voted Cap' Ali^ m'' Murphey modrator 

Voted not to Collect Eany mor money from the town this 
year to wardes the meetinghoues 

Voted to Borow what Remaien Due for Bulden the meet- 
inghoues to Cliear ofe the Commites aCoumpts & and to peay 
Intirst for the Sam 

Voted that the present Secletmen for y® year 1759 Borow 
money to peay of the Comitey for Bulden the meeting houes 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 77 

So fare as thy heave preceded & y® Secletmen In y^ year 1760 
Shall Be Equeall bound to peay the mony Borad as the pres- 
ent Seeltmen and Shall have foil power In Law to Cocelect 
y® S*^ mony from y® freehoulders & In habitantes of S*^ town 

Voted to ajoiirn this meeting Levt John Hall Houess 
meet a Cording to ajournement the niodrator & Clark both 
present 

Voted to Eeconsider y® vote Seeletmen Borowin y* money 
Ligwies voted on the Secound articall In the Warrant that 
Capt William Pirham Lev' Hugh Stirlen Lev* John Hall 
are Impouered by the Said freehoulders & In habitents of 
the town of Derryfield to Borow the Sum of four Hundered 
& twount three poundes Six Shillens old tenor & to peay 
Intriste Souch as they Can hayer the above money for & 
all ther time & Expinees paied by Said town as Weill as the 
above Soum of fore Hundered & twont* three Pounds Six 
Shillens old tenor 

N B till Such time as the above Sum is payd to them By 
the afore Said frree houlders & inhabitantes of S** town 

Voted on the third articall to a Perfixt places In Said town 
for a Buren yard 

Voted on that the Burring yard In Derryfield Shall Be In 
that Places of Ground that Lev' John Hall Give a Deed of 
to the town In the moust Sutibal Peart of it not Improvien 

Voted one the forth articall that Cap' William Pirham 

Cap' Alix m'= murphey Sergent William m'= Clintock Sergent 

Abrham Mirall Lev' Hugh Stirallen be a Comitey to Devied 

the High Wayes In Said town 

Eecorded fe*"^ 29 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier To Thomas Euss Cunstabel 
for the town of Derry field Greeting 

You are hear By Eequiered In his majesteyes Name to 
Warm all the free Houlders & Inhabitentes of Derryfield that 



*Some one, within recent years, has added a "y" to this word. — 
Ed. 



78 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

they meet at ther meeting Houes In Said Town upon Wans- 
day 27 of fe^"' Instant at teen of the Clock In the fornoon 
then and ther to acct one the following Pertiequelors (viz) 
1 to Chueas a Modrator to reglaut Said meeting 
21y To See if the town Vote to Send a man or men to 
atend the Secound Day of the Sitting of the Genaral Assem- 
bly after the firest Day of march nixt In Order to plied for 
& mintain the Privilge of a free fishery at Ameseik falls In 
Merrimack Rivier In Behalf of his Majesteyes Good Subjectes 
In Genarall But In Perticquelor his majesteyes Gx)od Sub- 
jectes In Derryfield woth full power In Law to substute one 
or more a Tornneyes under him or them & to Prosecut the 
Same to finiel judgment & Excution 

and this Shall be your Suficant warant Givien under our- 
hands and Seal this 11 Day of ieV 1760 

"William Mc Clintock 
Abraham Merall 

men Seelct 

Recourded this 29 Day of feb" 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier Derryfield Feb'' 27 1760 
I Have Given Warming to the freehoulderes & Inhabitants 
of Said town of time & Places Meetien aCording to the vot 
of S** town for Warrnien town meetiens & the articalls ther 

In aserted 

Thoms Euss Counstable 

Recorded feb' 29 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

At a Meeting of the freehoulders & Inhabitantes of the 
town of Derry field Hield feb' 27— 1760 

Voted "William M'' Clintock Modrator 

Voted to Send aman to Pourtes Mouth to atind the Secound 
Day of of the Sitteng of the General assembly after y'' fieest 
Day of march nixt In order to Ansor to Eany thing y* may 
Be In a Petishon from a Number from Lo — Derry and others 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 79 

that may Have Eany tendene to Barr or hinder his majestyes 
Good Subjectes of the Privileg of a free fishiery at amas Skige 
falls In Mirrimack Eevier 

Voted that John Hall atind the General assembly In Be- 
half of Derryfield agreeabel to formor vote 

Eecorded feb' 29— 1760^ 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire To Thomas Euss Counstabal 
for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in his majestys Name to warn all 
the freeholders & inhabitantes of y® town of Derryfield that 
they meet at ther meetinghoues in S*^ town upon the firest 
monday in march Next at teen of y® Clock in the fore Noon 
then & ther to act one the following Perticqulars (Viz) 

1 to Chueas a modrator to regluat S*^ meeting 

21y to Chueas all ther town officers for y® present year 

Sly to See if the town will Eeas Eany mony for prichien 
& how mouch. 

41y to See how much money the town will Eaies for to 
Defraying of the Charges for y® present year 

51y to See if y® town will aprove or diseaprove of the Divi- 
sihon of higwayes made by y® Commity Choues for that Eand 

6 to to Hear the a Coumptes of the town for the year 
1759 Bead & to aprove or Dise a prove of the Same 

And thies Shall be your Suficant Warant Givien under 
ouer hands & seal thies 11 Day of febuary 1760 

Willim m-^ Clintock 
Abrham merall 

Seeltmen 

Eecorded march 21 — 1761 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

At a meeting of the free Houlders and inhabitantes of 
Derryfield hild March 3 — 1760 — agribeal to y® for Gowen 
warnien meet at the meetin Houes In S** town 

Voted John Hall Town Clark 



80 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted William m*^ Clintock Modrator 

Voted AVilliam m'^ Clintock Hugh Stirelen Abrham Mirall 
Seelet Men 

Voted James Piterrs Connstable 

Voted to ajoum thies meeting till John Hall hones 

Voted James Eeddell & ali"" m° Clintock and James pirces 
taythen men 

Voted the Siclet men Fences Vuees 

Voted Hugh Stirelen to tack the Invouces 

Voted thomas Euss & John Dicky mickel m'^ Clinto & 
William Nute Survuers 

Voted Davit Stiret Joseph gorge & William tagert Houg 
Eives 

Voted thomas Euss Sealer of Leathor 

Voted Eobrt Andrson James Perces Deer Keepers 

Voted the Sicelet men to Prayes Damiges In corn fieldes in 
S"^ town 

Voted Abrham mirall Surviere of all Sortes of Lumber 

Voted John Hall Davit Stirret to Coumpt woth y^ Seelet 
men 

Voted to Eeas on hundred poundes old tenor for prechien 
this year 

Voted not to reas Eany money for town Charges this year 

Voted to ajourn this meetien till y" last monday of this 
Instant at teen of y^ Clock of S*^ Day in y^ meethoues in S*^ 
town 

March 31= 1760 

Meet a Cording to the ajournment y*^ modrator & Clark 
both present & the meeting opened 

Voted one the fifthe artical of y^ Warrant to Dismies it 

Voted to allow the foiling aCoumptes for the year 1759 
to the Province tax 678 — 6 — 8 to Borden & 

Shenglen the meethoues 500—0—0 . . . £1178— 6—8 

to prichien Expended In S** year 80 — 14 — 

to y^ Secelet men in S** year 30 — — 

to the Secelet men Leayeien out a Higway . 3 — — 



EAKLY RECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 81 

to John Hall for taeken y^ Invorce 6 ^^ macken 

y^ Retes 6 ^^ mor 12— 0—0 

to S*^ Hall for Couinten woth y^ Seeelet men . 3 — — 
to John Hall for Intertieening the minester & 

his Hops 15— 0-0 

to John Hall for time & Expinces to Borow 

money in Be half of S*^ town 30— 0-0 

to Hugh Stirlen 2 gourneys to Lo — Derry . . 9 — — 

to S*^ Stirlen for Counten woth y^ Seclet men . 4 — — 

to S'' Stirlen from Derry to Chester for naiels 1 — — 

a mistaek in y" priceas of naiels 2 — 10 — 

to Capt William pirham to Lo — Derry . . . 4 — 10 — 

to John Hall for providen prechien . . . 2 — 10 

To forty pounds EUiven shillens by abatments & a not of 
Sixtytow pound In full of ther List 
Recorded March 20= 1761 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier To James Fitters Counstable 
for the town of Derryfield Greetien 

In hies Majesteyes Name you are Required to warm all 
the free houlders & Inhabitentes of the town of Derryfield 
that meet at the Meetieng Houese in S*^ town upon monday y* 
11 Day of August Nixt at one of y* Clock in y" afternoon 
then & ther to act on y^ foiling porticklores — (Viz) 

1 to Chueas a Modrator to Reglate S** meetien 

21y to See what method the town will tacke to under 
pien y® meetinghoues & to put a Door or Doors on the Same 

31y to See whother the town will think proper to Hiar 
Eany mor prichien then the hundred pouindes all Redey voted 
will 

41y to Hearer Levt John Hall a Coumptes Read for hias 
Govien to portesmouth in order to Mienteen a free fishiery & 
to a prove or Diesaprove of the Same 

And thies Shall be your Sufficente warrent Given under 



82 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

ouer handes & Seal at Derry-field thies 25 Day of Juley 1760 

Abrham Merrill 
Hugh. Stirelen 

Secelet men 



Eecorded febuary 26— 1761 



John Hall town Clark 



Province of Nowhampshier August y® 10= 1760 
ACordien to the woth pricesept I have Warned the free- 
holders and in habitants of Derry field of time & places of 
meetieng & and the Perticulors as they are a Serted a Cording 
to the formor Costom of S*^ town of warrenen town meetinges 

James pitters Counstable 
Eecorded febuary 26 1761 pr me 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshier At a Meeting of the free- 
houlders and in habitantes of y® town of Derryfield — meet 
agriebal to the for gowen Warrinen at the meetingeHoues in 
S<* town augouest 11= 1760 

Voted Levt° John Hall Modrator of S** Meeting 

Voted The Seceelt men are to under pieen the S** meeting 
houes and put 2 Dowers one y^ afor S"* houes & Cloes the win- 
dowes & wonDorr 

Voted not to Coelect Eanymoor monay for priching this 
year then y® hundred poundes all Eeddy voted 

Voted To allow John Hall aCoumptes as they have be 
Eead in S*^ meeting the Sum of three Hundred and Eightey 
Seven pounds old tenor for time of man & hores & Expinces 
in S*^ time In menteeining a free fishiery at amies Skige falls 
in miremacke Eivier 

Eecorded feb" 26= 1760 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshir To James Pitiers Counstable 
for the Town of Derryfield Greetien 

You are Hearby Eequired in his Majesteyes ISTame to warm 
all the free Houlders & Inhabitantes of the town of Derry- 
field that they meet at the meeting houes In S*^ town upon 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 83 

monday y® fiftenth Day of December nixt at teen of the Clock 
in the for Noon then & ther to acct one y® foiling Pirticqulers 
(Viz) 

1 to Chueas a modrator to Eegulat S'^ meeting 
Sly to See if the Inhabitantes of the town will vote to 
Peay all the aCoumptes of S'' town that his Beean all Eieady 
allowed by a vote this present year 

Sly to See what method the town Will Tacke to have the 
money Eecorded that was Cocllected for Bulden the meeting- 
houes a grieabel to a formor vote 

41y to See if the town will Chueas a Commitey to Call 
Lev' John Hall till aCoumpt for the money y® he his Ec"* 
from ye® Gent Men that his Land in S*^ town Not Sitled 

5ly to acct and Dowe Eany other thing that the town 
Shall think Proper when meeat 
And thies Shall Be your Suffient Warrant 
Givien under our Handes & Seal this 28 Daye of Nov" 1760 

William m*^ Clintoek 
Hugh Sterling 
Abraham Merrill 

Seclet Men 
Eecorded febuary 27= 1761 

pr me John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshier By Virteu of the Wothien 
Praeesept I have warned all the free Houlders & In habitentes 
By the Uesol Coustom of the town for warrnien town mietens 
of time and place & y® articals hiear In a Serted 
Dated at Derryfield December 15 1760 pr me 

James Petirs Counstable 
Eecorded febuary 27 1761 

John Hall Town Clark 

At a Meeting of the free Houlders and Inhabitentes of tnt 
of Derry field hield December 15 — 1760 in the meetinghoues 
In S^ town agrieabel to aformor warming Bierien Deat Nov™ 

28 



84 



MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Voted William m'' Clintock Mediator of S"* meetieng 

Voted one the Secound artical of the warrent to Cliear & 
peay of all Detes Due by the town that his formorlay Been 
allowed by a vote of S*^ town this present year 1760 

Voted one the thierde articall that the Secletmen Shall 
Siee that the monaye Be Eecorded that was Coclected for 
Bidden y® meetinghoues a Grieable to a formor vote of S** 
town 

Voted Einseng Dainel m'' Nieal John Dicky & Davit Stiret 
Be ye Cometey to Call John Hall till aCoumpt for the money 
that he Eecived from y® Gent men y^ hies Land not Setled In 
Derryfield 

Voted to Cliear James Pirces of hies Eeates this year 

Eecorded febuary 27 — 1761 

John Hall Town Clark 



Agrieabel to a vote of the freehoulders and In habitantes of 
Derryfield a ameetieng hield In the meeting Houese of S*^ 
town Nov" 15— 1759 

Voted one y^ third artical of the warrent to Eecord the 
moneay that was Coclected In the year 1758 and the follow- 
ing Soumes as they are Coclected for the Bulden the meeting- 
houes In Derry field and Eaehe mans name & Some of monay 
what hie peayes to the a for S'' meeting houes which Eache 
mans and Soume is hiear Set Down in the followe order 

thies fierst Colome 
is for y^ year 1758 

Col° John Goffe . . 

Capt William peiham 

Capt Alix Mc Murphy 

Capt John Stark . . 

Lev* Hugh Stirlen . 

Lev* John Moorrs . 

Einsing Dainel m'' Niell 

Einsing Eobrt Andrson 

Sergnt William m*^ Clintock 

Sergnt Abraham Miral . . 30 10 24 7 4 18 1 





for 
year 

£ S 

30 18 


the 
1759 

£ 

19 


s 
7 


1 
(1 ^ 


Thies is for 
•^ year 1760 
£ s d 
21 13 10 




18 4 


15 


3 




21 10 2 




29 


23 


16 


4 


23 17 6 




10 10 


10 


7 


1 


19 3 2 




10 14 


9 


15 


4 


9 6 




7 4 


7 


4 




8 10 8 




23 


13 


7 




13 3 6 




13 


13 






18 1 5 


ock 


21 12 


20 


2 




24 11 10 



EAELY KECOKDS OF DERBYFIELD. 



85 



Sergnt Ebinezer 


Stivins 


, 14 5 


12 11 




12 13 8 


Sergnt James Eidell 


. 7 8 


9 10 




9 14 


Binjmen Stivens . . 




. 23 10 


15 9 


4 


13 1 2 


Binjmen hidley 








. 23 10 


18 10 






William Quimby 








. 10 2 








John Eidell . 








. 13 5 


8 4 




7 12 


Mickel m'= Clinto 








. 9 8 


9 9 


4 


9 5 6 


Chairels Emerson 








. 11 12 


10 14 


5 


11 7 3 


Thomas Euss . 








. 9 10 


8 17 


7 


11 4 10 


Elizer Eobiens 








. 9 6 


8 19 




10 12 10 


James Mc Night 








. 23 12 


19 3 


4 


20 2 2 


William Tagourt 








. 20 15 


18 16 


8 


18 3 10 


William Gemble 








. 16 15 


14 1 


9 


13 11 6 


John Harve 








19 2 


15 15 


9 


17 5 10 


Neehmie m* Niel 








10 15 


11 2 




12 2 8 


James Umphra 








10 15 


7 13 


4 


8 18 10 


Adam Dickey . 








10 15 


9 1 


4 


9 8 


Thomas Gilles . 








10 5 










John Dickey . 








10 16 


9 17 


1 


8 13 10 


James Pirces . 








7 17 


7 14 


8 




James Piters . 








16 10 


14 18 





9 6 10 


Joseph Gorge . 








9 5 








8 14 3 


Davit m'= Night 








7 10 


6 





7 8 


William Nute . . 








10 14 


10 1 


4 


9 8 8 


Eobrt Dicky . . 








8 


8 15 


5 


7 6 8 


John Cunagham . 








9 8 










Moses Carnerd . . 








8 8 


6 19 


1 


7 6 8 


Widow Boyd . . 








3 18 


4 7 





2 13 


Samul Boyd . . 








10 19 


6 17 





8 6 8 


Ali^ m<= Clintock . 








10 15 


6 8 




7 17 2 


William perham . 








10 3 


9 16 


5 


10 14 4 


John Sicomb . . 








7 8 


6 — 


— 


6 6 8 


Lev' John Hall . 








16 2 


15 8 


10 


12—8 


thomas Hall . . 








00 11 


10 


8 


— 9 6 


Lev* John Goffe . 








00 13 


17 


4 


19 


William Smithe . 








00 9 


16 


8 


— 11 2 


(Tames moors Ears 








00 17 


1 5 


8 


14 5 



7 


8 


9 


7 8 10 


6 


6 


4 


8 2 




10 


8 





6 


7 




9 13 5 
6 6 8 
17 11 11 
6 6 8 
6 19 4 
8 17 4 
6 6 8 



86 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Sizer Grifen 8 3 

Ezeekel Stivens .... 

James Willson .... 

Davit Stiret 

John Mirall 

Ramuel Quimby .... 

John tagourt 

obide haess 

Will-" Willson 

Stifen Grorge 

Mr Thomas Parkor of Lich- 
field 6 

James Willson in Lo-Derry 
In y^ South 10 

John Stuard in Lo-Derry 
half a thousand of Bordes 10 
March y« 2 1761 
Eecorded pr me 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshir To James Piteres Cunstable 
for the town of Derryfield in the province afforsaid Greeting 

(Seal) In his Majestys Name you are Requered to warn all 
the freeholdrs and Inhabents of the town of Derryfield that 
thy meet at y® meetingHoues in S*^ town one mondy y^ Secend 
Day of march next a teen of y^ Clock in y® for noon then & 
ther to act on the fouleng Pertickulers 

1 to Chues a Modrator to Eegelate Said Meeting 

21y to Chouse all y^ town offesers for y* presente year 

31y to See wother the town will allow Elezer Eobens pay 
for y^ Keping of a Child of y® Wedow Woods for y® speace 
one year and Half 

41y to See if the will Rase any money for Preching for y® 
present year & how mouch 

Sly to See if y® town will Cheuse aman or men to obteen 
preching for the present year 

61y to See if the town will Chuese a Place to Interteen y" 
minesters that we may have for y** present year 



EARLY BECOBDS OF DERRYFIELD. 87 

71y to See if the town will Eeas any moneay for to De- 
fray Charges for the present year & how much 

Sly to See whether y^ town will do anythinge towards 
y^ Eepearing of the meetenghous & what menthed thy will 
take in Eepearing Said houese for y® presente year 
91y to hear y® town accounts read 

lOly to act on any other peurtukulers thy think proper 
when meet 

and this shall be your Sufficent warnet 
given under our hands and Seals a Derryfield Febry y® 
16— 1761 

William m'= Clintock 
Abraham Merrill 
Hugh Sterling 

Seelt Men 

Febuary 26— 1763 

Eeeorded pr me John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhamshire In obidence to the wothien pre- 
iesept I have warned all the freehoulders & Inhabitantes of 
time and plaice of meeting & the articals heirin a Serted Pr 
me march 2 — 1761 James Piters Counstable 

Eeeorded Feb^ 26— 1762 

pr me John Hall Town Clark 

At a meetien of the freehoulders and other Inhabitants of 
the town of Derryfield Legaly meet agrieabel to a for gowen 
warrineng — marche 2 — 1761 

Voted Capt W" Pirham Modrator 

Voted John Hall town Clark 

Voted Capt W" Pirham . ^ 

Voted John Hall 

Voted Thomas Euse 

Seclet Men for y^ Cornt year 

Voted William Gembel Cunstable this year 
Voted Davited m'^ Night 



\ 

88 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Samuel Qumbey 
Voted Mickell m'= Clinock 

Tyethinmen for the presen year 

Voted Chariels Emerson 
Voted Eobrt Dicky 
Voted Dainel m*^ Nieall 
Voted Joseph Gorge 

Surviers of Hegwayes 

Voted John Hall tack the Invoices of the Poles & Estates 

Voted the Seelet-men fencs vewers 

Voted the Secletmen to Be Prayeseors of Dameges Don In 
inClouhs* 

Voted James Ridell Davietd Stiret Dear Reapers 

Voted Abrham Mireall Survier of Lumber 

Voted Thomas Euse Seller of Leather 

Voted William Pirham Juner James umphra Houg Revies 

Voted Chariels Eamerson Davited Stiret Count wothe y' 
Secletmen 

Voted one y® thirde artical that if Elizer Eobiens Give the 
Secletmen of Derryfield for year 1761 a Suficent suekrety 
a Cordien to Law to Kieep y® afor S** town Ever free of any 
Cost or Chargess Eaver arisen or Comen one S*^ town a pone 
y® aCount of a chield that S"* Eobens had 18 monthes of the 
widow woods then the town will Peay S** Eobens Seventy fave 
poundes old tenor & if the S*^ Elizer Eobens Dow not Com- 
play wothe the true Intente of this vote not heave any money 
from the Inhabitantes of S** town 

Voted one the forthe artical ounhundred poundes old tenor 
for Prechien for y® courent year 

Voted one y® fifth artical for the Seeletmen to Provied 
Prichen 

Voted one the Sixth artical In the Warming for the mines- 
ters to Loge at John Hall 



*Inclosures. — Ed. 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DERRYFIBLD. 89 

Voted to ajourne this meeten till the Last Day of marche 
at teen of the Clock In the for Noon at the meeting houes In 
Saied town 

Marche 31= 1761 ' 

meet a Corden to the ajouirment the Modrator and Clark 

Bothe Present and the meeting Bing opened 
Voted Hugh Stirlen Survier of Higwayes 
Voted to heave fave Seclet men for the Courent year 
Voted Adam Dickey & Hugh Stirlen Seclet-men 
Voted to ajourne this meeten till the Last mondeay in June 

Nixt a teen of Clock in the for Noon in the meetenghoues in 

S"* town 

June 29— 1761 

Meet aCordien to the adjournment the modrator and Clark 
Bothe Present and the meeting Bing opened 

Voted one the Seventh articeal forty pounds old tenor for 
to Defreay Nesery Charges for y® present year 

Voted one the Eight articeal to Eepir the meetinghoues 
this year Sow fare as to Shout oupe all the uper windows and 
the wast & East Dowers & macke a rofe* Dower on y® Sowhe 
Sied and under Pin S"^ houess this courent year 

Voted that ther be thre Pillers ounder every SieU in the 
Insied of the houese 

Voted to peay John Dickey Eightay Poundes old tenor for 
ounder Pinen y® aforS"* houes & his Complayenes woth y* 
above vote 

Voted one the Ninth artcal till allow the town aCoumptes 
as foloweth 

Voted to allowe one the fishery aCoumpt . . 387 — 
Voted to allowe of y^ Borod money .... 274 4 — 
Voted to allowe of abatmentes 57 19 6 



the totel of what meney y® Secletmen re"* 

& pied out £719 3 

*Rough. — Ed. 



90 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Eemenes in James Piters Counstabls hands of 

y^ Liste Comited to hiem £1010 10 7 

Voted to the Secelet men for y^ year 1760 . . 30 
Voted to John Hall for macken y^ Eeates ... 600 

Voted to sd Hall for macken y^ meetinghoues 

Eetis for three years Seperate yearly & Ee- 

corden the seame 13 

Voted to S"^ Hall for Expinces for intertien the 

minesters 25 — 

Voted to S** Hall for Counting woth y" Seclet- 

men 2 

Voted for advice to the Seclet men 4 

Voted to the Eev*^ Dainel Michiel for one Days 

Prichen 20 — 

Voted to y" Eev'* Timothy Wallkor for 2 Dayes 

Dito 48 

Voted to Hugh Stirlen for tacken y^ Invices . 6 

Voted to S*^ Stirlen for Providen prichen . . 3 

Voted to Davied Stiret for Sitelien woth y* 

Secletmen 2 

Voted one the thenth artical In the warent to Pramelet 
Lienns woth London Derry from Chester Lien to Lo — Dr 
wast Lien 

Voted the Seclect men Be Judges of the ounder Pinen of 
the meeting houes 

Voted that a warranen for Town meetens Shall Be Lawfull 
for this year To Be Set up a C""^ John Goffs Thomas Euse 
and John Hall 

Eecorded Febury 26— 1762 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshir To William Gembel Constabl 
for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Hear By Eequired in his Majestys Name to warrn 
all the free houlders & Inhabetants in the town of Derryfield 
that thy meet at the meetinghouese in S** town upon the first 
Mondy in march nixt at teen of the Clock in the fomoon 
then & ther to acet on the following Perticqulars (Viz) 



EABLY KECOEDS OF DEERYFIELD. 91 

lly to Chues a Modrator to Eeglaut S^ Meeting 

21y to Chiles there town officers for the present year 

Sly to See if the town will Eeas money for Perieahing and 
how much 

41y to See if the town will Eeas mony for Defraying the 
town Charges for the present year and how much 

Sly to See if the town will Eeas any money towards finish- 
eng the meetinghouese & how much 

61y to See if the town will vote to feance the Grave yeard 
and clier what is Neseray to be Done about the meetinghoues 

71y to See if town will Vote to Peay to m' John Dicky 
for what Eepiears he dide to the meetinghoues mor then he 
was obliged to by his Bargoun with the town 

Sly to See if the town will vote that a warming for town 
meetinges Shall in this town be Lawfull to Be posted on the 
Meeting Houes for the futer 

91y to Hear the town aCoumpts Eead & to a Prove or 
Dise a prove as the town Shall think fiet 

And this Shall Be your sufecant Warrant 

Given ounder our hands and Seal this 11 day of feb'^ 1763 

W" Parham 
John Hall 
Adam Dicky 

Seclet Men 

Eecorded March 5* 1763 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshir By Virtue of this pricept I Have 
warned the freehoulders & Inhabitantes of Derryfield of time 
& places & the articals hear In aserted 

pr me W" Gembel Counstable 
march 1*^"= 1762 
Eecorded March 5= 1763 

John Hall Town Clark 

At a Meeting of the free Houlders & Inhabitants of the 
town of Derryfield Legaly assembled the fires Moundy of 
March 1762 at the Meetinghouese of S^ Derryfield 



92 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted that John Goffe he Modrator 

Voted that John Hall Be Town Clark 

Voted that ther Be three Secelet men this yiear 

Voted William Parham John Stark John Moors Seclet Men 

Voted Abraham Mirrall be Counstabl 

Voted to ajoume this Meeting till John Hall houese 

Voted that John Harve & Davit Stirat & Dainel M<= Nieall 
& John Moorss Survaiyers of higways 

Voted that moses Knerd Eizeekel Stivens and John 
Sicomeb Be Taythingmen 

Voted John Stark tack the Invoice 

Voted that the Sicelet men be fences-vers & Prayesor of 
Damiges as the Law provides in Derryfield for the Corent 
year 

Voted Alix m'' Clintock & John Kider Deerr Keepers 

Voted that Abrham Mirrall Be Survier of Lumber 

Voted that Thomas Kuss Be Sieller of Leather 

Voted that William m'= Clintock & Thomas Euss and Eobrt 
Andrson in Behalf of the town Sitel a Coumptes wothe Seclet 
men for the year 1762 

Voted John Pirham Ebinezer Stivens and Abrham Mirrall 
Juner be Houg Reefes 

Voted to ajodurn this meetien till the Last mondy In march 
nixt ateen of the Clock in S*^ Day 

March 29*'^= 1762 the Modrator and Clark Bothe Pres- 
ent and the Meeting opened 

Voted one the third Artical to Rease on hundred pound 
for prichen old tenor 

Voted the Sicelet Men Provied Prichen till y® money voted 
be Expinded 

Voted on the forthe artical to Rease forty pounds old tenor 
for to Dewfray the Charges of the town this year 

Voted to Dismies the fifth artical In the Warrant 

Voted to Dismies the Sixt artical 

Voted on the Sevinth artical to Pay Mr John Dicky fifteen 
Pounds old tenor 

Voted on the Eight artical that a Coupey of the Warrants 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 93 

Counted to the Counstable to be posted at John GofEs & 
Thomas Euss & John Hall Shall be a Lawfull warning for 
town Meetings this year 
Eecorded Marc-h 5^'^ 1763 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Now flampshir To the Constable of Derry- 
field In S*^ Province Greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in his Majestyes Name to warn 
all the freeholders & other in Habitants of the town of Dorrj'- 
field that they meet at the Meetinghous in S*^ town one Mon- 
day the Seventh Day of March nixt a ten of the in the for 
noon then & ther to act on the following Perticulars (Viz) 

lly To Chueas a Moderator 

21y to Chues all ther town officers according to ther Char- 
ter 

Sly to hear the aCoumptes of the last Seclet Mens that 
the town may know for what thye are Eated and where the 
money money raiesed is in order for their Settelment 

41y to See how much Mony the town will Eaies for the 
Defraying the Charges of the town for the Present year and 
vote therone 

5ly to See How much the town will Eaies to Peay for 
Prichien to the Inhabitants and Chuese aCommitee to Pro- 
vied Preachen 

6ly to See if the town will permit John Goffe Esq'' to 
have two Gates upon the Eoad betwen the brige near his 
houese and Lev* John Moors for the Insuing Sumer and no 
longer and vote theron 

71y to See if the town will Chouse a Committey to En- 
quir in to to the formor Seclet Mens aCoumptes and See how 
the Money is Disposed of weather for the use of the town & 
if not to Enquiere wher it is and if in Previt parsons hands 
to Sue for the Same wher Ever it is Due or owing to the 
town 

Sly to act on any other thing that the town Shall think 
Proper when they are meet 



94 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

And thies Shall Bee your Sufficeant Warrant Given under 
our Handes & Seal at Derryfield 12 Day of Feb^ 1763 

John Stark 
John Moors 
William Pirham 

Seclet Men 

Eecoreded this 27 Day of febr^ 1765 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshier in obidaince to the within 
warrant I have warned the freehoulders and Inhabitents of 
Dorryfield of time and place and the articals Hear in aserted 
agrieabl to the vote of the town 

pr me Abrham Merrill Constable March 7= 1763 

Eecorded Febr" 27= 1765 

pr me John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier At ameeting of the free- 
houlders and Inhabantes of Derryfield Legaly asembled March 
the 7= 1763 

Voted Cone' John Goffe Modrator 

Voted to ajourn this meeting till John Hall Houess 

Voted John Hall town Clark 

Voted Cap*^ John Stark William m'^ Clintock John Moors 
Seel Men 

Voted William Tagourt Constable 

Voted Lev' John Moors Capt William Perham & John 
Hearon and James Eidell Surviers of higways 

Voted James m'^ Night Joseph Mastien taything Men 

Voted Davit Stireat Invoices man 

Voted the Seclet men & Dainel m" Niell John Hall Be 
Fences Viers and Prayesors of Damiges in this year 

Voted Samuel Moors Ebinezer Stivens Deearr Keepers 

Voted Abrham Mirrill Survier of Lumber 

Voted Hugh Stirlen Siealer of lether 

Voted Con' John Goffe John Hall Countwith the Scilet 
men 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERBYFIELD. 95 

Voted W™ Pirham Jur Joseph Maston Abrham merrill 
Jun' Houg Eeefes 

Voted Capt W" Pirham Clark of the Market 

Voted to ajourn thies meeting till mondy 21'''' of apriel nixt 
at teen of the Clock in the fornoon at John Hall Houese 

Apirel 21"'= 1763 Meet aCording to ajuernement the 
Modrator and town Clark Bothe present and the meeting 
oupned 

Voted the third artical be ajurned till the Commity be 
Chosen 

Voted one the forth artical to Rease forty Poundes old 
tenor 

Voted one the fifth Artical to Rease twohundred pounds 
old tenor for Prichien 

Voted to Chuese one man to find Prichien 

Voted William m<= Clintock Provied Prichien till the 200 i" 
old tenor be voted be Spent and that he Soporte the minestor 
the time hie is In the town 

Voted one the Sixt artical to Permiet John Goffe Esq' to 
Hinge two Geates for this year aCording as is Requested in the 
warrnin 

Voted one the sevinth artical to Chuese there men of a 
Committy to Sitel withe the former Secletmen and Con- 
stables that have note siteled ther aCoumptes with the town 

Voted John Goffe Dainel m*' Nieall John Harve Commity 
men 

Voted one the eight artical thirtey Pounds old tenor to the 
Rev*^ Josiah Cotton 

Recorded this 27= Day of feb^^ 1765 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshier To William Tagourte Cone- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are hearby Required in his majestyes Name to warm 
all the free houlders and Inhabtantes In the town of Dorry- 
field thy they meet at the meetinghoues in Sd town upon the 
firest mondy in March nixt at teen of the Clock in the fore- 
noon then & ther to acct one the following articals 



96 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

lly to Chues a modrator to regiuate S** Meeting 

21y to Chues all ther town oficers for the present year 

Sly to hear the aCoumptes of the town for the present 
year 1763 & to aprove or Dise aprove of the Same 

41y to See if the town will Chues aCommitey Sitel the 
aCoumptes that are note Seitled 

51y to See what youes the town will aplaye the mony to 
that was Eeased for Prichien in the year 1763 and was note 
Expinded for Prichien aCording as it was voted 

6yl to See if the town will Eeas any money for Prichien 
and how much 

71y to See how much money the town will Reaies to De- 
fraye the Charges of the town for the present year 

Sly to See if the free Houlders of the town will Prefer a 
pettition to the Genneral Court in order to have all the land 
in S"* Derryfield tax^ in order to hilpe to fines ther meeting 
houes in S*^ town and to purches a persnige Lote of land for 
the Benifite of the Minestry 

91y to See if the free Houlders will Chues a man or men 
to Prefer Said Pettition or anyother thinge Eelative to Said 
afEaier 

lOly to acte or Dow any other thinge when Meet 

and thies Shall Be your Sufeecant warrnt 

Given ounder our Handes and Seals 

Dated at Dorryfield feb'''' 17= 1764 

William m*^ Clintock 
John Stark 
John Moors 

Seclet Men 



Recorded this 27 Day of febry 1765 

John Hall town Clark 



Province of Newhampshier In obidences to the withen 
precipt I have warned the freeholders and other Inhabitantes 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 97 

of Derryfield of time and Place of Said Meeting & the artieals 
hear in aserted 

hia 

pr me William Tagort Counstable of Derryiield 

mark 

Dated march y* 5= 1764 
Recorded feb^ y" 27= 1765 

John Hall town Clark 

At a meeting of the free Houlders and In habitantes of the 
town of Derryfield Legaly warned and assembled on the firest 
mondy of march 1764 at the meetinghoues in S** town 

Voted the following Persons to ther Eespictief officers as 
thy are neamed 

Voted Cap* John Stark Modrator 

Voted to Carey one thies meeting by hand vote 

Voted John Hall town Clark 

Voted three Seelet Men for the present year 

Voted William mack Clintock John Stark and John Moors 
Seelet Men 

Voted William Pirham Juner Constable 

Voted Dainel m'= Niell Samnel Moors Cap* William Pirham 
& John Hall Surviers of higwiayes 

Voted Chairels Emrson Ebnizer Stivens Taythingmen 

Voted David Stiret Inviouice man 

Voted Eight pounds old tenor for tack the In Voice 

Voted the Secelet Men fences Vers and Prayesor of Damiges 
Done in Coren fieldes 

Voted Elizer Robiens James m'^ Night Deerr Keepers 

Voted thomas Russ Seeler of Leather 

Voted John Hall Davit Stirite Town Counters with the 
Seelet Men 

Voted James Hornor Einsin Dainel m" Niell John Pirham 
hoge Rives 

Voted John GofEe Clark of the market 

Voted a Committey to Sitel the aCoumptes of the town 
One forth artical voted Con^ John Goffe Capt Ali'^ m° Mur- 
phey Nethainel Boyd Committey Men 



98 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted to ajourn this meeting till the firest monday of Apirel 
nixt at teen of the Clock In the for noon at John Hall 
Houese 

Apirel 2= 1764 aCording to the ajournement the mod- 
rator and Clark Both present and the meeting opned 

Voted one the fifth artical to aplay the remender of the 
money that was Coclieted from the Inhabitantes of the town 
in the year 1763 for Prichien & is note Expinded for that 
youes to the Eepiering of the meetinghoues in Sd town In the 
year 1764 

Voted not to Reas Any money for prichien this year 

Voted fortey poundes old tenor to Defray the Charges of 
the town In the year 1764 

Voted to warm the town Meetings for this year 1764 By 
posten the Copayes of the warents at Con* John Goffs M' 
Thomas Russ John Hall Inhoulders In Sd town 

Recorded this 27 Day of febry 1765 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshir To Constable William Perham 
of Derryfield Greet 

you are hereby Required In his Majestyes Name to warn 
all the freeholders and other Inhabitants of the town of Derry- 
field Qualifyed by Law to Vote in town meetings that they 
meet at the Meeting House in Said Derryfield upon Monday 
the twenty ninth Day of this Instant Octobr at ten of the 
Clock in the forenoon then & thire meet to act on the 
following Porticulars 

lly to Chuse a Moderator 

21y To See whether the town will Dispose of the Mony 
that was Raised in the year 1763 to pay for preaching to the 
Inhabitants and not expended for that use & afterward voted 
to Repair the meetinghouse Should not be mad use of to 
pay the towns Debt for mony Borrowed & upon Intrist and 
vote their on 

31y to See what Meathod the town will take to Recover 
the mony the mony that is Coleeted and in a former Con- 
stables hands and vote theron 



BAKLY RECORDS OF DBRRYFIELD. 99 

41y to See what meathod the town will take to Build a 
Pound or Pounds and vote theron & wether ther Shall Be 
more pounds then one in S^ town and how many 

51y to Hear the Commitees Eeport Eelating the aCompts 
thy were to Settel 

61y to vote or act on any other thing that the Comunety 
Shall thinke fite when meet and thies Shall be your Suf- 
ficnt warrat Given under our Hands at Derryfield this 15 
day of Octobr 1764 

William mc Clintoek 
John Stark 
John Moor 

Seclet Men 



Eeeord febry 28= 1766 



John Hall Town Clark 



Province of Newhampshier Octobr 29"^ 1764 
according to this precept I Have warned the freeholders 
and other inhabitants of time and place of holding Sd Meet- 
ing by posting the Copay at the places voted for warring 
meetings in Sd town of Derryfield 

William Pirham Constable for Derryfield 
Eeeord febry 28= 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

At a meetinge of the free Houlderes and Inhabtaintes of 
the town of Derryfield hild Octobr 29^ 1764 agrieabel to the 
fore Goun warrnien in the meetingHoues in Sd town 

lly Voted John Goffe Modrator 

21y Voted that the Money that wase Eeased in the year 
1763 for Prichien and note Expinded for prichien and sinces 
was voted to Eepiear the meeting houes in the year 1764 
Should Gow to pay the towns Debt for money Borrowad 

Sly Voted Con' John Goffe & Cap' John Stark to Sitel 
the aCoumpts with James Pitiers Counstable 

41y Voted Con' John Goffe Have the Libertiey to Buld a 
Pound for the town at hies Cost near the Great Brige at 
hies House 

febry 28*= 1766 

Eeeord John Hall Town Clark 



100 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hampshir To William Porham Jnn^ 
Constable of the Town of Derryfield in S** Province Greet 

In his Majestyes Name you are Eequired to warn all the 
free Holders and other Inhabitants of the Sd town of Derry- 
field that thy meet at the meeting House In Said town upon 
Monday the forth Day of march next at ten of the Clock 
before noon then & their when meet 

lly to Chuse a moderator 

21y to Chouse all town offecers as the Law Directs 

Sly to Hear the Commitees Report Concerning the debts 
and Cridets of the town So far as they have proceeded 

41y to See how much money the town will Raise for to 
Defray the Charges of the present year and vote theron 

5ly to See weather the town will Raise any mony to pay 
for preaching for the present year and how much and vote 
theiron — and if they Raies any money for Sd use to Choose a 
man or men to provide preching for Such Sum as they Shall 
Raise if any 

61y To hear the town accompts Read 

71y To See weather the town will alow William m'^ Clin- 
toek to buld a Pound at or near his house upon his own Cost 
and also buld apound at Ameskeegfalls near M' Russ at the 
Coste of any person and that they may be all town pounds 

Sly To See wether the town will Choues a Commitee and 
Invest them with full power to sue and Recover and and to 
agree and Settel with Constable James Petters so as to make 
a full Settelment of his List 

and thies shall be your Suflficant Warrant Given under 
our hands and Seal this 15 Day of feb""^ anna domin 1765 — and 
in the fifth year of hies majesteys Reign 

William Mc Clintock 
John Stark 
John Moor 

Secelect Men 

Record March 1 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 



EARLY EECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 101 

Province of Nowhampshier By vertue of thies precept I 
have warned all the Inhabitants of Derryfield of the time and 
Designs of holding Said Meeting by posting a Coppy of this 
warrant at Lev' John Hall & M"" Thomas Euss and Con^ John 
Goffes 



Eecorded march l"* 1766 



William Pirham Cunstable 



John Hall Town Clark 



Province of Nowhampshier At a Meeting of the free- 
houlders and Inhabitants of Derryfield Leagely asmbled 
March 4= 1765 

Voted Cap* Alixandor m'^ Murphey Modrator 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to John Hall Houese 

Voted to Carey on this meeting by writen votes 

Voted John Hall Town Clark 

Voted Cap* William Pirham and William m'' Clintock and 
Abrham Mirall Seclet Men 

Voted Chairals Eamrson Cunstable 

Voted to Carey on the remainen parte of the meetinge by 
hand vote or Polen if needful! 

Voted William Gembil 

Voted Thomas Euss 

Voted Samuel Moor 

Voted John Harve 

Be Surveyors High Ways 

Voted James Hornor thomas Numan tythingmen 

Voted David Stiriet tack the Invoices of the Poles and Es- 
tates of the town for the year 1765 

Voted the Siccletmen be Fence vewers and Apprizers of 
Damiges for the Corent year 

Voted mickel m° Clintock Cap* John Moor Dearr Keepears 

Voted Abrham Mirall Survier of Lumber 

Voted Thomas Euss Sealer of Leather 

Voted Con^ John Gofle Cap* John Stark Davit Stiriet a 
Commity to Count with the Sielet Men for the Cornt year 



102 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted William Nutt John Heron EUizer Eobens Piarish 

Eichardson Houge Eeeafes 

Voted Con^ John Goffe Clarke of the Market 

Voted to ajorned thies Meeting till the Last Mondy of 

march at ten of the Clock of S*^ Daye at John Hall house 

March 25=1765 Meet aCording to the adjornment the 
Modrator and town Clark both present and the Meeting opned 

Voted ajourn the third artical till the Laste of the Meeting 

Voted one the forth artical thirtey pounds old tenor for 
nensery Charges 

Voted one fifth artical that the Sie"^ Men find prichien for 
the Cournt year at the Coste of the Inhabitants 

Voted to allow the aCoumptes for the year 1764 Sow far 
as thy heave be Eead in the meetinge 

Voted to Diesmies the Sevinth artical in the warming 

Voted one the Eight artical note to Chues a Comitey to 
Sitel with James piters but the present Siceletmen 

Voted to Diesmies the third artical for the Commitey did 
note ofer aney aCompte in the meeting 

Eecord March the 3 Day 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Newhampshier To Chairalss Emerson Coun- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

In hies Majestes Name you are Eequred to warn ail the 
freehoulders & inhabitentes of the town of Derryfield that 
they meet a the Meeting Houese in Sd town upon the firest 
Monday of febry nixt at ten of the Clock of Sd Day then & 
ther to act on the following Perticulars (Viz) 

lly to Chues a Modrator to Eegluat Sd Meeting 

21y to heaier the Commites Eeportes that hies Been 
Choueson at Sundery tiemes 

Sly if the formor Commiteys Dow not Sender a true a 
Coumpte of the troste Eeposed in them but Still ther are 
money due to the town in Sume of the Counstables handes or 
any of y^ formor Sicelet Mens Handes or any the Committes 
Handes then to See if the town will Chuese a Nother Com- 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 103 

mitey to procute all thoes persons that Dow not maeke 
Speedey payment to be procut to finel judgment and Exeacu- 
tion 

and thies Shall Bee your Suffieeant warrant Given under 
our Handes and Seal at Derryfield 26 Day of Decmbr 1765 

William Parham 
William m" Clintock 
Abrham Mirall 

Seel* Men 
Eecorded pr me 

John Hall town Clark 

at a meeting of the free Houlders and inhabitantes of Derry- 
field Legaly asembled feb'''' 3= 1766 agriebel to a former 
warning 

Voted Capt Alixandr W Murphey Modrator 

Upon Hearien the Committeyes Eeporte of the towns 
aCoumptes thy weare thought not to be feaier nor Juste in 
perticquler money that was Sd to be pied to the Eevr* Dainel 
Michel for prichien 

it is voted that the Said Commitey Be Continued till nixt 
marche till siee if thy Eender a true aCoumpt of the trost 
Comited to them 

Eecorded pr me 

Dat 1766 John Hall town Clark 

1765 

The Copay of the lieste In Lawfull Mony. £ s d 

John Hall 1 15 8 

Widdow Sarah Andrson 6 

Ebnezor Stavens 11 1 

Joseph Hasten 099 

Levt Daniel M" Nieal 12 1 

Samuel Stark 063 

Ens" James m^ Callon 092 

Capt John Stark 188 

Lev* Archabald Starke 9 10 

John Eiddell 069 



104 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

James Eiddell 078 

Thomas Euss 10 8 

Johnathon Euss 095 

Parash Eiehordeson 066 

Henry Blasdel 078 

Benjamen Steaviens 099 

Ezekiel Stivens 097 

Serg' Abraham Merrell 10 5 

Abraham Merrell Jun"" 7 10 

Joseph Gorge 077 

John Grifeng 074 

William Nutte 077 

Capt John Moors 14 11 

Con^ John Goffe 160 

Samuel Moorrs 076 

thomas Nuewman 6 6 

"William Tagert 11 

James m'= Night 12 1 

David m'' Night 085 

William Hall 6 10 

Eliezer Eobens 096 

Capt WiUiam Pirham 13 11 

John Pirham 077 

Charless Emerson 16 9 

John Harvey 11 2 

William Pirham Jun"" 9 5 

Michael m'' Clintock 14 5 

Samuel Boyd 081 

Nathainel Boyd 074 

Widdow Marget Boyd 006 

Isbeld m'' farlon 005 

Capt Alixander m" Murphy 19 

James Hornor 061 

Alixander Me Clintock 071 

William Gembel 13 4 

John Heron 097 

James Pirces 067 



EARLY EECOKDS OF DEKEYFIELD. 105 

Davit Stirat 10 6 

Sergnt William m<= Clintock 18 9 

John m° Clintock 8 11 

William m<= Clintock Junr 060 

John Dickey 095 

Davit Been 060 

Davit Been Junr 060 

James Eamiesy 060 

Einsn William Bller 3 

William Smith 006 

John Eacken 005 

Eobr m<= Cluer 004 

Capt John Goffe Junr 006 

Edward Barry 6 

Johnathan Mirall 7 10 

John Cronen 060 

John m= Calon 060 

Josep Moorrs 060 

Ebinezer Noyes 046 

James Graves 016 

Joseph Quimby 016 

Samuel Quimby 016 

Joseph Jouens 016 

Province of Now Hampshiere To Charless Emerson Con- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequrid in his Majesties Name to warn 
all the free Holders and inhabitants in the town of Derryfield 
that thy meet at the Meeting-House in said town upon Mon- 
day the third Day of March next at teen of the Clock in the 
fornoon of S"^ Day then and there to act on the following 
articals (Viz) 

1 To Chuse a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 
21y to Chuse all town officers for the Curent year 
Sly to See how Much Money the town will Raiese for to 
Defraying the Charges of the present year 

41y to See how Much Money the town will Eaies for Prich- 
ing for the present year 



106 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

oly to Hear the accoumptes of the town for the year 1765 
and to aprove or Disaprove of the Same 

6ly to Hear the Reporte of the Committe Relaiteing the 
aecoumpts of the town for the year 1762 and 1763 and to 
aprove or diesaprove of the Same yearely by them Selves 

71y to See if the Inhabitants of the town will Vote to peay 
the Charges that William Pirham Jun"^ was put to by not pay- 
ieng the Province tax by the time he was ordered to pay the 
Same into the treasury 

and thies Shall be your Sufficant warrant Given under 
our handes and Seal 

Dated thies tenth Day of feV=' 1766 

Recorded this 1 Day of July 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 
William Parham 
William m*" Clintock 
Abrham Merrill 

Seleet Men 
(Seal) 

Province of Xewhampshire March 3= 1766 
By Vertue of thies precept I have warned all the Inhabi- 
tants of Derryfield of the time and Deisigns of Holding Sd 
meeting by posting a Coppay of thies Warrant in Several 
placess of the town a Cordin to the former Costom of warm- 
ing town meetings 

Charless Emerson Constable 

Recorded this l*"" Day of Juley 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of jSTowhampshier at a Meeting of the free Hold- 
ers and Inhabitants of the town of Derryfield Legaly warned 
& assembled upon the firest monday of march 1766 at ther 
Meeting Houese in Derryfield the following persons was 
Chosen to ther Respective offeces as ther Names is Seat Down 

Voted John Hall Modrator 

Voted John Hall Town Clark 



EABLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 107 

Voted Cap* Alixander Mc Murphey 
Voted Sergent Ebinezer Stivens 
Voted John Hall 

Secelet Men 

Voted James Mc Nighte Constable 

Voted to ajourn thies meeting to John Hall Houese for 
half a ouer 

the Modrator and Clark present & the meeting oupned 

Voted Miekel Mc Clintock Hendry Blisdal Charless Emer- 
son Joseph Gorge Surviers of higwayes 

"Voted Joseph Masten William Nutt Taything Men 

Voted the Sicelet Men fences viwers & prayesors of Dam- 
iges in the town as the law Direkes 

Voted Elizer Eobens & James Eiddell Dier Keepers 

Voted Ebinezer Stivens Survier of Loumber 

Voted Thomas Euss Sieler of Leather 

Voted Miekeal m° Clintock EUiezer Eobens Sitel accoumpts 
with the Siceletmen for year 1766 

Voted the Sicelet Men tack the Invoice of y^ polls & Es- 
tates 

Voted Joseph Gorge John pirham Samuel Boyd Hoge 
Eeaves 

Voted Capt William Parham Clark of the Market 

A^oted to ajonrn this meeting till the laste Monday of 
march at teen of the Clock in the f ornoon till Be Hield in John 
Halls Houese 

Monday the 31"^ Day of March 1766 Meet according to 
adjornment the Modrator and town Clark Present & the 
Meeting being opned 

Voted Capt William Parham Survier of higewayes 

Voted David M'=° Night taything man 

Voted James Pearees Hoge Eeave 

Voted thirtey Shillens Lawfull Money for to Defrayinge 
the Charges for the Courant year 

Voted fave Poundes Lawfull Money for prichien for the 
Courant year & y® Secelet Men provied the prichien 



108 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted to Diesmies the fifth artieal for the Reason that the 
coumpts was not Eendered in the meeting By the Sielet Men 
& Counstable not Bing prepaid 

Voted to Dismies the Six artieal for tlae Reason the Comitey 
Did note Bringe foret any accoumptes 

Voted on the seventh Artieal that the Inhabitantes of the 
town pay the Coste that william pirham Jun'' was Put two by 
Lawe by Reason of hies not paying the province tax aCord- 
ing to the time fixt in hies warrent 

Recorded thies fierst Day of Juley 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Nowhampshier To James m'"' Nieght Con- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greetinge 

You are hereby Required in hies Majesties Name to warn 
all the Free Holders and Inhabitants in the town of Derry- 
field that they meet at the meeting-House in Said town upon 
friaday the 27th Day of this Instant June at two of the Clock 
in the afternoon of Sd Day then and there to act on the fol- 
lowing Particulars Viz 

1 to Chuse a Modrator to Regulate Said Meeting 

21y to See if the Inlaabitants of the a fore S^ town will 
vote to Repaier their Meeting Houese thies year and how far 
Either by Labour or otherwiese 

Sly to See if the Inhabitants of the town will vote to 
fence their Graveyard and in what menor 

41y if the town vote to have any of the afore Said artieal 
or articals Done and in that Case to Chues a Committee to 
get the afor Sd work perfected 

Sly to See what Method the town will take get the accts 
of the town these four years Back that are not Settled ajested 
and to vote thereon 

61y to See if the town will allow Warnings for town Meet- 
ings to be Lawfull to poste the Coppies of the Warrants at the 
usual Places for the present year 

And thies Shall be your Suficient Warrant 



EABLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 109 

Given under our hands 

Dated at Derryfield this 9 Day of June 1766 

Alix' m'^'^ Murphy 
John Hall 
Ebenezar Stivens 

Seclet Men 

Eecorded July 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

Province of Now Hampshire June 27**^ 1766 
By Vertue of the within warant I have warned all the free- 
Holders and Inhabitants of the town of Derryfield of the time 
and place of meeting acording to Law 

James m'' Night Counstable 

Eecorded July 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 

At A Meeting of the free Houlders and Inhabtantes of 
Derryfield Legaly warned and asmbled on 27 Day of June 
1766 at there Meeting Houese in Sd town 

Voted Thomas Euss Moderator 

Voted to Cary on thies Meeting by poking 

Voted to Eepear the meeting Houese in part thies year 

Voted to Lay a good filor in the meeting Houese & make 
three Good Dores and Hinge them one Said Houese and 
Shout upe the ounder windows and a Commadate the Meet- 
ingHouese with forms Sutabel for to Sit on 

Voted to fence the Grave-yeard thies year 

Voted to Chuse a Committey to perfect the worke of the 
Meeting-house and fence the Graveyard this year agribal to 
the above votes 

Voted Thomas Euss Abrham Mirall Handry Blisdal Com- 
mitty 

Voted that the Seclet men for thies corent year recive the 

Mony Due to the to the town and Settell all the accoumptes of 

the town a Cording as the Law Direcks in ther Capasity 

Eecorded July 1766 

John Hall Town Clark 



110 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Anno Eegia Eegis Georgn Tertn Magne Britanniee Fran- 
ciee & Hiberne Sexto 

An act for vacating the meetings of the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1766 held there by the Inhabitants for the 
Choice of town officers and for Dericting & Authorizing a 
new meeting & the Choice of town officers for said year 

(L S) Wheras Sundry of the Inhabitants of Said Derry- 
field have Pititioned the General Assembly Eepresenting that 
Some designing men of Said Inhabitants Having Some pur- 
poses to affect Eelative to the affairs of Said town which they 
Could not other wise accomplish hurrid on the anal meeting 
Sooner in the Day then is usual & before many of theprin- 
cipal Inhabitants were Come to the place of S*^ meeting 
whereby a Set of officers were Chosen who were Disagrieable to 
the princibal Inhabitants that afterwards when the Said In- 
habitants Came thy maid Choice of another Set of town af- 
fiecors who on bothe Sides wher Sworn & have proceded to 
act in ther Eespective offices wherby the greatest Confusion 
was like to Ensue in the town & therefore they prayd that 
both of Said meetings might be vacated and maid void and a 
new meetinge Called for the choice of town officers for this 
year which having ben Examined and both partys heard ther- 
on and it appearing that the affaires of S'' town are by thies 
meanes Involved in Confusion & perplexety which would Isue 
in Dissotion of all the Legal Eights & preveliges of S<* town 

For PeeveuSttion W.ttere Of — Be It Enacted By The 
goveenok cotjnseil & assembly 

That both the Said meetings & all the Eleetiones their 
made and the whole procedings of Each of them be and 
heareby is declairred to be null void and of none Effect but 
are utterly Vacated and Destroyed and that the persons 
Chosen to any office at Either and Each of Sd meetings are 
Hereby Disqualified & Eondred wholly uneable to act in them 
or any of them and it is here by further Enacted that a new 
meeting of Said Inhabitants Shall be Called for the Election 
of town officers for the Currant year and all parsons Quallifyed 



EAKLY KECOEDS OF DBRKYFIELD. Ill 

as the Law Directes for the Qualification of Such as are au- 
thorized to vote in the Choies of town ofRcars in the anueal 
town meetings Shall be permitted Weadnesday 13 Day of 
augu' at 2 Clock in the afternoon if thy Shall See Caues to 
vote at S*^ meeting but all others & all minors are hereby 
Excluded from Voting at Said meetings as the ought to be 
in all Such Cases and John Sheepard Juner of amhurst Esq' 
is Hereby appointed to Call and Govern Sd meeting till the 
Whole busness thereof Shall be Ended & that no Parson Con- 
cerned may Justly Coomplain of want of Notices the Sd John 
Sheepard is Hereby Dereeted to Give a Notification to the 
Last years Constable of Sd town Seting forthe the time & 
place Designs of holding of Sd meeting with the purpous 
therof & that Sd meeting is Called by the authority of this 
act which Shall be Delivered to Said Constable at least fifteen 
Days before the Day appointed for holding Sd meeting and 
Sd Constable Shall Give parsonal notice to all the Qualified 
Voters of Sd Town as has Some Customary times ben the there 
or leave a Coppy of the Sd Notifiction at the Last usual place 
of the of the abod of Such of Said persons as he Cannot meet 
with at least ten Days before the meeting 

And all the Town officers which Shall be Chosen pursuant 
Here unto Shall have the Same Power & authority as any 
other town offeers have Eelative to the Duty of there Eespec- 
tive offces And the Said Constable is hereby Subjected to a 
penalty of three pounds for Refuseing or Neglecting his Duty 
herein to be Eecovred by the Selectmen that Shall be Chosen 
by Said town for the use of Said town 

Province of New Hampshir In The House of Eepre- 
SENTAVES July 8^^ 1766 

The fore-going Bill having ben three times Read Voted 
that It pass to be Enacted 

H Sherburne Speeker 
In Councel July 9* 1766 



112 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

The fore going bill Bead a third time & past to be Enacted 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec'' 
Consented to 

T Atkinson Jun" B W 
Vera Copia 

B Wentworth 
Eecorded Feb^^ 28= 1767 

pr me John Hall Town Clarke 

The following petition and action of the General Assembly 
throw additional light on the controversy, and it is thought of 
sufficient importance to insert here.— Ed. 

To his excelency Benning Wintworth Esq Governor & Com- 
mander In Chief of His Majestyes Provence of New Hampshir 
the honnorable his Majestys Councell and House of Representa- 
tives In General Assembly Conven'd — 

The pettetion of a number of the freeholders & Inhabitants 
of the Town of Derry field Humbly Sheweth that the first Mon- 
day of March annually is appointed by Charter to be the day for 
chusing of Town officers for the currant year and the usual 
costom of sd town hes ben to warn the Town of time and place 
and design of holding said Meeting with the several articles to 
be acted upon on s<5 day of posting up a eoppy of Warrant at 
three several places in said town viz. one at John GofEe Esq one 
at John Hall & one at Mr Eusses at Nameskeeg which was a 
vote of said Town for warning Town meetings in said Town 
but so it was that neither of the places had any notification set 
up and one of them particularly Nameskeeg had no coppy set 
up in that part of the town so that they knew not the time of 
Day the meeting was to be held yet notwithstanding two of the 
select men and town clarke did contrary to former custom with 
about ten or a dozen of the Inhabitants and boys & unqualyfied 
persons did enter and in about five minutes time chouse all the 
principals offi cersers for the town Notwithstanding one of the 
select men & the constable & several of the Inhabitants opposed 
them and told them it was not fair to hold the meetin before 
the Inhabitants came and that it was not the usual time of day 
that the meeting use to begin & that the Inhabitants that must 
pay the greatest part of the Taxes that shall come upon the 
town were not present — that they would be here presently yet 
they proceeded as aforesaid and at five minute's after eleven of 
the clock a considerable number came & in halfe an hour the 
Inhabitants chiefly came & upon hearing that the principal 



EARLY KECOKDS OF DEERYFIELD. 113 

officers were chosen by a small number of Voters and naany of 
them, not quallified they concluded as that was the day by char- 
ter to chuse town officers, they being the largest part of the 
Quallified Voters belonging to said town maid proclamation that 
they were going to hold the town meeting & all were desired 
to attend and they went to the Meeting house and maid choice 
of a Moderator & Town dark & select men & all town officers 
& they were sworn to the faithful discharge of their duty as 
the Law directs so that their is two set of officers in said town 
which makes confusition we most Humbly therefore pray your 
Excellency & Honrs To Take our case under your wise consider- 
ation and grant that there may be a Regular town meeting in 
said town & that we may have town Officers chosen as the law 
directs and that our confusion may be brought into order and 
might be enabled to Raise the province taxes & mend higji ways 
& do the necessary business of the town and that your Peti- 
tioners may bring in a bill for that end — ^& your petitioners as 
in Duty bound shall ever pray — 

Dated at Derryfield first of May 1766. 
John Goife James McCalley 

William McClintock Samuel Stark 

David Starrett Daniel McNeall 

Samuel Boyd Tho^ Russ 

Nathaniel Boyd John Rand 

Charles Emerson John Hervy 

William Nutt Samuel Moor 

John GrifEen John Moor. 

John Stark 

Province of New Hamp In the house of Representatives June 
26tii 1766. 

The foregoing Petition being Read and Considered — 

Voted — That the Petitioners be heard thereon on fryday the 
fourth day of July next if the General Assembly be then siting 
And if not then siting thereon the second day of their siting- 
next after And that the petitioners at their own cost cause the 
selectmen and Town Clerk who served for Derry field for the 
year 1765, to be served with a Copy of this petition and Order of 
Court that they may appear and shew Cause if any they have 
why the prayer thereof shoiild not be granted 

M. Weare, Clr. 
In Council Eodm die 

Read & Concurrd — 

T. Atkinson Jr. Secy. 



114 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hamp. In the House of Representatives 
July 4th 1766— 

The foregoing Petition being Consider'd And the Parties heard 
thereon — 

Voted — That the praj-er of the Petition be granted And that 
the petitioners have liberty to bring in a Bill accordingly — 

M. Weare, Clr. 
In Council Eod°> die 

Eead & Concurr'd 

T. Atkinson Jr. Secy. 

Province of New Hampshir To the Constable of Derry- 
field in Said Province for the year 1765 

Whereas by a special Act of the Genaral Court for Sd 
province passed at ther Session this Inis instant July I am 
Authorized to call and Govern a meeting of the Inhabitantes 
of Said Derryfield in order to Eeform Some disorders that 
they have lately thrown them Selves into Eelative to town 
officors 

Wherefore you are hereby Eequired in his Majestys Name 
forwith — to Warn the Inhabitants of Said Derryfield Qualified 
by Law to Vote in Chousing town officers to Convene at the 
meeting Houese in Derryfield Qualified by Law to Vote on 
Wednesday the 13 Day of August next at two of the Clock 
in the after noon to Chuese Comman & ordinary town officers 
for the Currant year as the Law Directs and you are to Give 
ten Days Notices at least to each person Qualified as aforesd 
which notice must be personal or left at the persons Usual 
place of abode hereof you may not faiel & mack Due Return 
N B by the above Veested act you are Subjected to the pen- 
alty of three pounds for your Refusal or Neglect 

John Shepard June'' 

Dated July 15"^ 1766 

Record Feb^^ 28 1767 

John Hall Town Clark 

Provinces of Nowhampshir Pursent to the foregoing pre- 
cept I have Warned the Inhabitants of Sd Derryfield to Meet 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 115 

at time and place & for the purpuse as mentioned in Sd pre- 
cipt pr 

Charels Emerson 
Constabl for Derryfield 1765 
Dated August 13= 1766 
Eecorded Februry 28= 1767 

pr me John Hall Town Clark 

And it is here by Enacted that a meeting of the Inhabitants 
of Deny field Shall be Called for the Election of town offe- 
ceres for the Currant year 1766 on the 13 Day of Augst at 
two of the Clock in afternoon and John Sheeperd June"' Esq' 
is appointed to Cover Sd meeting till the whole Shall be 
Ended 

and the following persons whas Chosen to ther Eespective 
officers as ther Names is Seat Dowen 

Voted John Hall Town Clark 

Voted John Hall Ebnezer Stivens David m'= Night Secelet 
Men 

Voted M"' James McNight Counstable 

Voted Mickel m<= Clintock Hendry Blisdal Capt William 
perham Josephe Gorge Sur Veres of Higwayes 

Voted Joseph masten and William Nutte and David m" 
night Taything men 

Voted the Sicelet men fences Veres & prayesors of Damige 
in the town as the Law Dereckes 

Voted Ellizer Eobens & James Eidall Dier Keepers 

Voted Ebenezer Stiven Survier of Lumbor 

Voted Thomas Euss Sieler of Leather 

Voted Mickel m<= Clintock & Ellizer Eobens to Setill 
acoumptes with the Seclet-men for y® year 1766 

Voted the Seclet-men tack the Invoice of the polls & And 
Estates of the town of Derryfield for the courrnt year 

Voted Joseph Gorge John pirham Samuel Boyd James 
perces Houge Eeeafes 

Voted Capt William perham Clark of the Market 

Eecorded Febry 28= 1767 

John Hall town Clark 



116 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ProTince of Newhampshir To James M*^ Night Coun- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greting 

You are hereby Eequired in his majesteyes Name to Warn 
all the free Houlders & other Inhabitantes in the town of 
Derryfield that they meet at ther meeting House in Sd town 
upon the 22 day of Decmbr next at on of the Clock in the 
afternoon then and ther to acct on the y® following pertic- 
qulers (Viz) 

lly to Chues a modrator to Reglaut Said Meeting 

21y to See if the town will Eeares any money prechen 
then what the Sicelet-men hies all Eieadey provided thies 
year 

Sly to See How much monay the town will Eeaes to De- 
fray the Contingent Charges of the town for the present year 

41y to See if the town will Complay with the Law of the 
Goverment to provied wightes and mishuers or if not to de- 
fend the present Secelet men of any Coste or troble for not 
providing the afore Sd wightes and miushures as the Law 
hies provided in that Kasse 

5ly to heair the Eeporte of the Commitey that was 
Chouesen to Examing Sundry years accoumptes in behalfe of 
the tow to wite Con''' John Goffe Capt Alix M<= Murphey & 
Mr Neathainel Boyd Commitey men 

and thies Shall be your Suficant wiarrant Given under our 
Handes and Seal 

Dated at Derryfield Novmbr 28= 1766 

John Hall 
Ebinzar Stivens 
David Me Night 

Seclet Men 

Recorded Feb^^ 28= 1767 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshir Decmber the 22= 1766 
By Vertue of the within Warrant to me To me Camited I 
Have warned all the freeholders & Inhabitants of Derryfield 
to meet at time and places for the Eends within expriesed 
pr me James Mc Night Cunstable 

Recorded March 2= 1767 

John Hall town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 117 

At A Meeting of free Houlders and other Inhabitints of 
the town of Derryfield Decembr 22= 1766 

Voted William m'' Clintok Modrator 

Voted one the 3 artical not to Eeaies any money for Prich- 
inge thies year 

Voted note to Reaies any money for Necrisey Charges In 
Bhalf of the town for thies year 

Voted one the fourth artical in the warant not to Reaies 
any mony for to provid wightes & mireshers for the town 
one the fifth artical the accoumptes was Reead but now vot 
was paste one them and they Eemaien on Sitled 

Recorded March 2= 1767 

John Hall Town Clark 

The Copay of the Liste in Lawfull mony for year 1766 of 

the Polls & Estates £ s d 

David M'= Night 8 

James M-^ Njght 10 5 

John Eanie Esqr (?) 5 4 

John Goffe Esqr :i59 

Samuel Moors 074 

Capt John Moors 11 8 

William Nutte 6 

John Grifen 5 4 

Benjmen Backer 4 3^ 

Josephe Gorge 4 5^ 

Sergent Abrham Mirall 6 1 

Abrham Mirall Jun"' 4 10^ 

Johnathon Mirall 5 7 

Ezekiel Stivens 9 3g 

Benjmen Stivens 7 

Handrey Bllisdal 073 

Thomas Hall 6 

Thomas Russ 064 

John Eiddall 046 

Sergent James Eiddall 07 ^ 

Capt John Stark 17 i 

Einsin James m'= Cawallow 6 10 

Einsin Samuel Starke 043 



118 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

John Hutchen 040 

Lev' Daniel M<= Nieall 11 4 

Serg"' Ebinezer Stivens 093 

Josephe masten 074 

Lev* John Hall 119 

Benjmen Stivens 7 

Daineal Hall 4 5^ 

Samuel Hall 5^ 

Ali^ M'^Clintock 058 

James Hornor 04 ^ 

David Stirrate 8 5| 

William M<= Clintock Jun' 4 8^ 

Serg* William M<= Clintock 01311 

John W Clintock 074 

John Dickey 6 10 

William Gembeal 10 10 

Capt Alixander M'= Murphey 0117 

Samuel Boyd 6 10 

Serg* Nethainel Boyd 059 

Widow Boyd Oil 

Mickel JkP Clintock 10 7 

James Pirceas 050 

William Hall 048 

Cap* William pirham 084 

John Pirham 084 

Elizer 3obens 7 IJ 

Chrles Eemerson 12 

John Harve 13 3J 

William Pirham Jun' 057 

James Eamsey 040 

Robrt M= Clure 003 

John Eacken 004 

William Smith 006 

Einsin Ali'' Bller 099 

Eecorded FeV^ 1767 

pr me John Hall Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD, 119, 

As a matter of local record the following action of the Gen- 
eral Assembly of New Hampshire in 1766 relative to Goffe's 
ferry is inserted here. — Ed. 

Province of New Hampshire — 

George the third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France 
& Ireland King- Defender of the Faith &c^ 

To all to whom these Presents shall Come Greeting 

Know ye that we of our Especial Grace, Certain Knowledge 
& mere ]\Iotion (by & with the advice of our Trusty & Well- 
beloved Penning Wentworth Esqr our Capt. General Goveimor & 
Commandr in Cheif in & Over Our Province of New Hampshire 
in North America) Have giv'n & granted And by these Presents 
for Us our heirs & successors Do give & grant unto Out Loyal & 
most faithful Subject John GofEe of Derryfield in our said Prov : 
of New Hampshire Esqr the sole Eight of Keeping a Ferry and 
of Keeping Useing & Employing a ferry boat & boats for the 
transporting of Men, Horses Goods Cattle Carriages &c^ from 
the Shore of Derryfield aforesd where the said John Goffe's 
dwelling House now stands, Across Merrimack Kiver to the 
opposite Shore of Bedford, & from Beford Shore Opposite his 
Said House unto Derryfield Shore afores<i To Hold the said 
Ferry and Priviledge of a Ferry, with all Ferryage Advantages 
Emoulments perquisites & Profits thereunto belonging unto him 
the sii John Goffe Esq"" His heirs, Executors, Administrators & 
Assigns from the Day of the date Hereof for Ever to his & 
their only Proper Use & behoof for Ever Upon the following Con- 
ditions Vizt that he & they do & shall at all times Keep such 
boats & give such Attendance & behave as the Now (or any 
hereafter) Laws do or may Require. And as a further Encour- 
agement to the sd John GofEe in and about the Premises We 
Will that none of our Loving Subjects do presume to molest or 
Interrupt the sd John GofEe in his s<l Ferry or set up any other 
ferry upon or across the sd Eiver Merrimack within the space 
of Two Miles above or below the Ferry of the sd John GofEe In 
Testimony whereof we have Causd the Public Seal of our sd 
Prov to be hereunto aflBxd Witness our sd Governor B Went- 
worth Esqr the 7"! day of Nobem>" in the 7th Year of our Eeign 
Anno : Domini 1766 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Commd 

T : Atkinson Jun. Secry 

Province of New Hampshire 7tii Nov 1766 — 

Eecorded according to the Original, under the Province Seal 
Attest : T : Atkinson Jun Sec^y 



120 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hampshire To James Me Night Con- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired In his majestys Name to warn 
all the free Holders and in Habitantes of the town of Derrj'- 
field that they meet at the Meetinghouse in Said town upon 
the first Monday in March nixt at ten of the Clock Be fore 
noon then and there to act on the following artikles (Viz) 

lly to Chues a Moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 

21y to Chuse all there town oficers for the present year 

Sly to See How much Money the town will Eeas for De- 
fraying the Charges of the present year 

41y to See How much money the town will Eeas for to 
Provide Priching for the present year 

51y to Here the Town accounts for the year 1766 and to 
aprove or Disaprove of the Same 

and this Shall be youer Sufficent warent 

Given under our Hands and Seal 

Deated this Ninth Day of February 1767 

John Hall 
Ebenezer Stavens 
David M'' Night 

Select Men 

Eeeorded this 17''* Day of June 1767 

pr me David Starrett Town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire March the 2"^ Day 1767 
By vertue of this precept I have warned all the free holders 

& inhabitants of Derryfield of the time and Disnges of hold 

in Said meeing 

pr me James McNight Constable 

Eeeorded this 17* Day of June 1767 

pr me David Starrett Town Clark 

At A Meeting of the free holders and other inhabitants of 
the town of Derryfield held march the 2* Day 1767 
Voted David Starrett Moderator 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 121 

Voted David Starrett town Clark 

Voted three Select men for this year 

Voted Elizer Eobens Alex^ M'= Clintok Nath"' Boyd Select 
men 

Voted John Harvey Constable 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to John halls house 

the moderator and Clark prasent and the meeting being 
opened 

Voted to Carey on the remander of this meeting by hand 
vots> 

Voted Ein'° James M" Caley James M" Night Charles Emer- 
son and John IVP Clintock to be Servairs of highways 

Voted Wiir Nutt Will"* hall tything men 

Voted the Select men fences viewers and prizers of Dam- 
ages 

Voted Charls Emerson Ebenezer Stavens Servairs of 
Louember 

Voted Captn John moors Ein^° James M° Caley to Count 
with the Select men 

Voted Lev'° John Hall to take the Invoice 

Voted Abr™ merrell James parce Will™ parham Jun' Con- 
stables 

Voted thomas Russ Sealer of Leather 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the first Monday in Apriel 
nixt at one of the Clock in the afternon at the meeting house 
in Said town 

Derryfield April the 6'^ Day 1767 

meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clark Be- 
ing Present and the meeting Being opned 

Voted on the Second artickle Will" hall tything man 

Voted on the third artikle to Raies two Pounds Lawful 
money for to Defraey the Charges of the Curante year 

Voted on the fourth artikle to Raies five Pounds Lawful 
money for to Provid Priching for the Curante year 

Voted on the fifth artikle to alow the Accounts of the year 
1766 February the 37* Day 1767 

This Day we met with the Select men and the Constoble 
and fines the total of his List to be in Lawful money 



122 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

£ s d 
20 10 10 

to the Province Texes 14 16 08 

abeated John Eiddel 00 04 06 

To the Counters Charge 00 04 00 

Abeated Benjman Baker 00 04 00 

to the taking the Invoice 00 08 00 

For Entertaining the ministers 00 13 00 

to the Select mens Charge 01 04 00 

to Two Days Preaching 03 04 00 

to Esq' J°° Shiphards account for holding the 

meeting 00 18 00 

Total ... 20 16 3 

Eeeorded this 6'"^ Day of July 1767 

pr me David Starrett Town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire To John Harvey Constable 
for the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Hereby Required in his Majestes Name to warn 
all the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Toun of Derryfield 
that they meet at the meetinghouse in Said town upon mon- 
day the fourth Day of May Nixt at Twelve of the Clock at 
noon then and there to act on the following artikles (Viz) 

lly to Chuse a moderator to Eegulate Said meeing 

21y to hear the Committees Eeport of the Settlement with 
the Select men and Constables that they were to Settle with 
and hear the accounts Eead and to approve or Disapprove of 
them as they Shall think fitt 

Sly to See if the town will Chuse A Committee to Settle 
with Lev*"^ John Hall for the four Hundred Pounds Borrowed 
for the Towns use and Make a Compleet Settlement and make 
Eeport to the town 

41y to See what method the Town will take and allow for 
warning town meetings for the futer 

Sly to See if the town will Chuse a Committee to Settle 
with all the Selectmen and Constables in this Town that are 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 123 

not alredey Settled with since the year A D 1759 and make 
their report to the town 

61y to see who the town will appoint to provide Preach- 
ing for the money which the town has voted for that use 
and who Should Entertain the Ministers 

71y to See whither the town will allow Eleazer Bobbins 
anything for the mentainance of Betty Woods ane Infant one 
of the Poor of the Town and vote thereon, also to act on any 
other arttikles they Shall think Proper 
and this Shall be your Sufficent warrant 
Given under our hands and Seal 
Deated this Seventh Day of April, A D 1767 

Eleazer Eobbins 
Alexander M° Clintok 
Nathaniel Boyd 

Select men 

Eecorded this 21''' Day of of July A D 1767 

* pr me David Starrett Town Clark 

Province of New hampshire May the 4''' Day AD 1767 
by vertue of the with in warrant I have warned all the free- 
holders and in habitants of the town of Derryfield of the time 
and place of meeing acorden to Law 

pr me John Harvey Constable 
Eecorded this SI*'' Day of July 1767 

pr me David Starrett Town Clark 

At A meeting of the freeholers and inhabitants of the town 
of Derryfield held May the 4'" Day 1767 

Voted William M'= Clintok Moderator 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the first Monday of July 
nixt at twalve of the Clock in in Said Day 

Derryfield July the 6*" Day 1767 

Meet according to ajournment the Moderator and Clark 
being Prasent and the meeting Being opned 

Voted that the Seelect men and Constable for the year 
A D 1761 are foun to Be Clear By the Committee Chusen for 



124 MANCHESTER HISTOBIC COLLECTIONS. 

that Eand and are Discharged for the money Collected in 
Said year 

Voted that the Select men and Constable for the year A D 
1763 are so fare Discharged for the money they Collected in 
Said year except teen Shillens and Eight pance Lawful money 
which is Due to the Town by a mistake of the Committee 
and James Scotts and William Willsons reats are Suspanded 
till the Said Constable Can Have anay opertunty to Eecover 
them and in Such Case Said Constable is to be Answerable to 
the Town 

Voted to Except of the afor Said Committees Eeporte for 
the year A D 1763 as is Entred in there Account 

Voted to Chouse A Committee to Settle with Liv° John 
Hall for the Borrowed money 

Voted on the third artikle also Cor"' John Goffe William 
m'' Clintok Capt° Alexander m*^ Murphiy Committee men 

Voted on the forth artikle that it Shall be Lawful for the 
Curante year to warn Town meetings by Posting the warrant 

Voted on the fifth artikle to Chouse A Committee to Settle 
with the Select men and and Constables that are not alredey 
Settled with 

Voted Corn' John Goffe William M<= Clintok Lev*" John 
Hall Committee men 

Voted on the Sixth artikle that the Select men Provoid 
Priching and intertain the ministers for the Curant year 

Voted on the Seventh artikle that Aleazer Bobbins Shall 
have two Pounds Lawful money as a gifte from the Town 
for his mentaining betty Woods one of the poor 

Eecorded this 8^^ Day of December A D 1767 

David Starret Town Clark 

The Copaey of the list Lawful Money for the year A. D. 1767 

£ s d f 

En^° Samuel Stark 0541 

En^" James M'= Calla 0763 

Cap'" John Stark 18 6 

James Eiddel 0691 

thomas Euss 0791 



EARLY RECORDS OF DKRRYFIELD. 125 

Liv'" Daniel M" Neal 10 3 3 

Hanry Blasdal 9 10 3 

Ezekiel Stavens 8 9 3 

Benjamin Stavens 5 8 3 

Abraham Merrell 0613 

Aabraham Merrell Ju"^ 0663 

Jonathan Merrell 0550 

Joseph Gorge 5 5 

Benjamin Baker 0693 

John Grifen 5 10 3 

William Nutt 0613 

Capf^ John Moors 11 1 

Cor"! John Goffe 18 8 1 

Samuel Moors 7 3 3 

John Eand Esq^ 5 8 

James M'= Night 14 6 3 

David M° Night 0833 

thomas Hall of Gofles town 3 

Capt" John Goffe of Bedford 6 

Hugh m^ Galley 0503 

Joseph moores 0470 

Cap*" Alexander M<=Murphay 13 3 S 

Samuel Boyd 8 3 

Nathanail Boyd 0703 

Widow margret Boyd 0083 

Capt" Michael 11" Clintok 10 9 3 

James Paree 0573 

William Hall 0503 

William M= Clintok 11 5 ^ 

John W Clintok 10 3 3 

William M= Clintok Jun^ 0590 

David Starrett 9 11 

William Gambel 11 4 

John Dickey 0711 

Alaxander M^ Clintok 7 3 

Cap*° William Perham 11 11 

John Perham 4 7 0- 



126 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Eleazer Eobbens 0750 

John Harvey 13 3 

Charles Emerson 13 1 3 

William Perham Ju°^ 6 10 

Joseph marston 0641 

Ebenezer Stavens 0811 

Lev'° John Hall 15 4 3 

Daniel Hall 0551 

Samuel Hall 0490 

James Eamsey of Londonderry 4 8 

Robert W Glower do 4 

John Eakin do 4 3 

Eobert Cuningham 10 4 

Joseph M-^ farland 0531 

James Gibson 0470 

21 14 1 2 
Eecorded this 28'^ Day of December A D 1767 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New hampshire To John Harvey Constable 
for the town of Derryfield in the Pro\'ince of Newhampshire 
Creating 

In his Majestys name you are Eequired to levy and Col- 
lect ofE the Several persons Named in the List herewith Com- 
mitted unto you Each one his Eespective proportion therein 
Sett Down The sum total of Said List of assessment is a Tax 
Laid on the Male Polls Estates and Income of the Inhabitants 
of the affor Said Town of Derryfield For the Support and 
Maintance of Said Province and the Eemainder of Said List 
for Defraying the Charges of Said Town for the present year: 
and you are to pay to the Treasurer of Said Province for the 
time Being the Sum of Ten pounds Seventeen Shillings and 
Nine Pence three farthings Lawful Money on or Before the 
Twenty fifth Day of December next Ensueing the Date here- 
of and pay the whole of the Eemainder of Said List to us 
or our order or to the Select men for the time Being or their 
order and make up the whole of your Collection of the whole 



EAKLY KECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 127 

Sum of Said List at or Before the first Monday in march 
Next and if any person or persons Named in Said List Shall 
Neglect or Eefuse to pay the Sum or Sums wherrat he or 
they are therein Eespectively assessed you are to observe and 
follow the Directions in the Law in Levying and Collecting 
the Same Given under our hands and Seal at Derryficld 
affor Said the Twelveth day of November in the Eighth year 
of his Majestys Eeign Ano que Domini one Thousand Seven 
Houndred and Sixty siven 

Eleazer Eobbins 
Alexander W Clintok 
Nathaniel Boyd 

Select men 

Eecorded this 2* Day of January: A: D: 1768 

pr David Starrett Town Clark 

Derryfield March the 3-^: 1768 

then Laid out a Town High way of three Eods wide Eun- 
ing as folloth Begining at Cap*" alixander M° Murphys New 
mills and so northerly to the Sandey Beach and so Euning 
Northerly the Nerest and Best way to a pine tree marked A: 
N: and from thence runing over the fordway to Alexander 
M'^Clintok fence then Begining at the afore Said tree marked 
A: N: then Euning westerly the Nearst and best way untill 
it Com to a high way Leading from the meeting house to 
Alexander M'' Clintoks & for Satisfaction to make Good the 
Damage Don to the owners of the Said Land through whome 
Said high way is Laid 

Joseph m*^ farland Givien Said High way through his Land 
& wee allow all others Common Land if any ajoyning them 
acer for acer if not wee do alow six Shillings pr Acer 

Alexander M'' Clintok 
Nathaniel Boyd 

Select men 

Eecorded this 7''^ Day of march A: D: 1768 

pr me David Starrett Town Clark 



128 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hampshire To John Harvey Constable 
for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Here by Eequired In his Majestyes Name to warn 
all the freeholders and inhabitantes of the town of Derryfield 
that they meet at the meetinghouse in Said Town iipon the- 
first monday In march next at teen of the Clock before noon 
then and there to act on the following arttikles (viz) 

lly to Chuse a Moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

21y to Chuse all there Town Oficers for the presant year 

Sly to See if the Town will Eeas aney money to provid 
Preaching and if aney how much for the presant year 

41y to See How much money the town will Eeas for for 
Defraying the Nessessary Charges of the presant year 

Sly to See if the Town will do aney thing to wards Ee- 
pairing the meetinghouse and what 

61y to hear the Eeport of the Committees and to approve 
or Disaprove of it or aney parte thereof 

71y if aney Person or Persons have any accounts agenst 
the Town to bring them in that the town may approve or 
Disaprove of the Same or any part thereof 

Sly to hear the accounts of the town for the year A: D: 
1767 and to approve or Disaprove of the Same 

and this Shall be your Sufficent warent 

Given under our hands and Seal 

Deated at Derryfield this Eleventh Day of February A: D:. 

1768 

Alexander Me Clintok 
Nathaniel Boyd 

Select Men 
Eecorded this 18^5^ Day of June A: D: 1768 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New hampshire march the 7"^ Day A: D: 1768 

By vartue of this presept I have warned all the free Hold- 
ers and in habitantes of Derryfield the time and Disigns of 
holding Said meeting agreeable to a vote of the town 

pr me John Hervey Constable 

Eecorded this IS*"^ Day of June A: D: 1768 

pr me David Starrett Town Clark 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 129 

At a meeting of the free Holders and inhabitents of the 
Town of Derryfield held March the ^''^ Day A: D: 1768 

Voted thomas Euss Moderator 

Voted David Staxrett Town Clerk 

Voted three Select men for the present year 

Voted Lev'" John Hall: Coun' John Goffe: John Harve 
Select men 

Voted William Nutt Constable for the year A: D: 1768 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the Lev*° John Halls 
House 

Meet accorden to ajournment the moderator and Town Clerk 
being Present and the meeting opned 

Voted Samuel Boyd: John Perham: Ein^° James M'' Caley 
Benjamin Baker Sarveyors of highways for the year A: D: 
1768 

Voted Henry Blesdel Capt" William perham Tything men 

Voted the Selectmen fence viewers and prizers of damiges 
in Corn felds 

Voted Charles Emerson: Abraham Merrill: David Starrett: 
Surveyors of Loumber 

Voted Cap'° Alexander M"" Murphy: Nathaniel Boyd Town 
Counters 

Voted David Starrett Commissioner of Assessments 

Voted Joseph Gorge: John Cuningham hog-raves 

Voted thomas Euss Sealer of Leather 

Voted Cap*'" Alexandir M'= Murphy Town Trashorer 

Voted David Starrett Sealer of Weights Measures 

Voted Liv*" John Hall Clerk of the market 

Voted on the third arttikle Not to Eeas any money for 
Priching this year 

Voted on the forth arttikle to Eeas two Pounds to Defray 
the Charges of the Present year: 

Voted on the fifth arttikle not to Eepair the meeting House 
this year: 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the 12'''' Day of april in- 
suing at tow Clock on Said Day 



130 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Derryfield Apriel the 12''^ Day A: D: 1768 

Meet according to ajouernment the moderator and Town 
Clerk Both present and the meeting opned 

William Perham Ju°^ Constable for the Town of Derrj'field 
for the year A: D: 1764 prayes that the following Parsons 
Contained in his List may be abeted (viz) 

£ 

David and David Been Jun"' 9 

Moses Knard 0400 

Jorge Parsons 0460 

Lev*" Archabald Stark 0450 

Robert Mc night 0400 

1—5 11 

By a vote of the Town all the aboue Named Parsons which 
the Constable prayed for are abetd 

Voted that the above Named Constable is found to be Clear 
of the List Committid to him by the Committee Namely: 
Cor"^ John Goffe and William M'= Clintok Com*^® men exsept- 
ing £4 — 3 — 3 — Lawful money to balence his List which 
Sum the a forsaid Constable is stil in Debted for to the Town 

Cherls Emerson Constable for the Town of Derryfield for 
the year A: D: 1765 Prayes that the following Parsons con- 
tained in his List may be abeted (viz) 

£ 

the widow Sarah Anderson 6 

Liv*" Archibel Stark 0900 

David and David Been Ju" 12 

Ned Anderson 0600 

John Crown 0600 

Joseph moor 0600 

Liv'" James Graves & Joseph & Samuel Quem- 

byes 0460 

John m'^ Caley abeted all but his province tax .0200 
Paresh Eicherdson 0660 

£2 12 6 



EAELY EECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 131 

By a vote of the Town all the above Named Parsons which 
the Constable prayed for are abetd 

Voted that the aboue Named Constable is found to be 
Clear of the List commited to him by the Committee Namely 
Cor"^ John Goffe & William Mc Clintok Committee men Ex- 
septing £0:11:10:1 Lawful money to balence his List which 
Sum the afore Said Constable is Stil in Debeted for to the 
Town 

Voted that the present Select men shall have full power to 
abet Cap*" Alexander M'^ Murphys Eeats which are in John 
harveys Constable List for the year A: D: 1767 

Voted that the warnings for Town meetings for the Curent 
year shall be Lawful by posten the Copeys of the warent in three 
Disstint places In Said town (viz) Cor"^ John Goffe thomas 
Euss and Lev*" John Halls 

Eecorded this 29*'' Day of August A: D: 1768 

pr me David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire To William Nutt Constable 
for the town of Derrytield Greeting 

Wheras more then ten of the Inhabitants of Said Town 
Have Supplicated and Desiered us the Select men of Derry- 
tield to Call a meeting of the Inhabitants and inceirt the fol- 
lowing articles in the warrant for Calling Said meeting (viz) 

lly to See if the Town will Chuse a Committee and invest 
them with power to Settel with the Committee that was 
Chosen by A vote of the Town in December the 13"* Day A: 
D: 1759: to borrow A Sum of money Consisting of four Hun- 
dred and Twenty Three pounds six Shilings old tennor and 
to Sue for the Same if Eefused and make a full and Compleet 
Settelment of the same and make Eeport to the Town as Soon 
as may be 

2Iy, to See what meathod the town will take to Eecover 
all the money that is Due from former Select men and Con- 
stables or wherever their Shall appear any mony to be Due to 
the Town 

3.1y, to here the accounts Eead of any that have any Just 
Demands of the Town and to allow or Disalow of them and 



132 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Give order for the payment of Such as are or Shall bealowed 
by the Town 

You are Therefore Eequired In His Majestyes Name to 
warn all the inhabitants and freeholders Quelifyed to vote 
that they meet at the barn of William M*^ Clintoks in Said 
Derryfield on monday the Eighteenth Day of this Instant July 
at two of the Clock in the Afternoon then and their when meet 
to Chuse lly a moderator to Govern the Said meeting 
and then to act on all the three forgouing articles an to Do 
and act any other thing Tending to the benefit of the Town 

And this Shall be your sufficent warrant 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this first 
Day of July In the Eighth year of his majestyes Reign anno 
Que Domni 1768 

John Goffe 
John Harvey 

Select men 

Recorded this 11* Day of janvary A: D: 1769 

David Starrett Town Clark 

Province of New Hamshire July the 18* Day A: D: 1768 
By vertue of this warrant I have warnned all the free hold- 
ers and inhabitantes of Derryfield by Posting the Coppys of 
the warrants in three Dis Stinct placeses in Said town with 
both the time and the place of holding Said meeting per me 
William Nutt Constable 

Recorded this 11* Day of January A: D: 1769 

Pr me David Starrett Town Clerk 

Derryfield July the 18* Day A: D: 1768 

at a meeting Legely Caled and assembled of the free hold- 
ers and inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Held at Wil- 
liam m"^ Clintoks Barn on Said Day in Derryfield 

lly Voted Capt° John Stark moderator 

21y Voted to ajoum this meeting into william m" Clintoks 
house 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 133 

then meet acording to ajournment the moderator and Clerk, 
Being present and the meeting opned 

Sly Voted that ther be a Committee of three men (viz) 

41y Voted Corn^ John Goffe Capt" John Stark and william 
m'' Clintok to Be the afore Said Committee 

51y Voted the above Committee, Shall have full powour 
and athourety to Setel all accounts with that Committee which 
was Chousen by a vote of the Town in the year A: D: 1759 
to Borrow a Sum of money for the Towns youse and Prosecute 
them if they Shall Eefuse a Setelment to final judgment and 
Execustion and make a report to the Town 

61y Voted on the second articl of the warrant that the 
afore Said Committee have the Same Powour and athourety 
as is aboue expressed to Setel and Eecover all the money that 
is Due to the Town from the Former Selectmen and Con- 
stable or Elswhare Due 

7ly Voted to ajourn this meeting to the Second mondey 
in September in Suing at two oclock on Said Day at the 
house of william m*^ Clintoks afor Said 

So fare we proseded on the warrant and no farther only 
the third artical of the warrent Remains and was not actted 
on 

Recorded this 11* Day of January A: D: 1769 

pr me David Starrett Town Clark 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Fabruary the 24*'' Day 1772 
this may Settify all whom it may Concarn that Charls 
Emerson has paid to the present Select the Balence which was 
Due on his List 

Recorded this 24'*^ Day 1772 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

A Coppey of the List in Lawful mony for the year A: D: 
1768 

£ s d f 

CoP' John Goffe 8 9 

Cap' John moor 0740 

Samuel moor 0500 

William Perham Jun'' 4 10 

John Harvey 0580 



134 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Timothy Ferren 0260 

Joseph moor 0260 

Eleazer Eobbens 5 10 

Thomas Euss 0570 

Jonethan Merrill 0360 

Abraham Merrill Jim'' 0412 

Abraham Merrill 0700 

Capt William Perham 0590 

John Perham 5 10 

Samuel Hall 0300 

William Gambel 0730 

William Nutt 0400 

Charles Emerson 10 10 

Daniel Hall 0320 

Abraham Moor 0260 

Captn John Stark 7 11 

John Griffen 6 2 

Joseph marston 0640 

En^" Samuel Stark 0420 

James M-^ Night 0920 

David M'^ Night 4 10 

Joseph George 0340 

Ens° James M-^ Galley 0340 

Liv'° Daniel m'' Neal 0580 

James Riddel 0380 

Lett John Hall 0690 

Capt Alexander m'= Murphy 4 9 

Joseph M-^ farland 0280 

John Ray 2 6 

Samuel Boyd 0460 

Nathaniel Boyd 0370 

Widow margret Boyd 0080 

Michel M'^ Clintok 5 10 

William Hall 0352 

John Dickey 0440 

William M<= Clintok 9 6 

John M= Clintok 0470 



EARLY KECOBDS OF DERRYFIELD. 135 

William M-^ Clintok Jun' 03112 

Ebenezer Stevens 0500 

James Perce 3 2 

Alexander M-^ Clintok 3 10 

Benjamin Stavens 0390 

Ezekiel Stavens 0510 

Benjamin Baker 0450 

Theophilus Griffen 0420 

Joseph Griffen 0270 

Thomas Newman 2 10 

David Starrett 0650 

John Goffe of Bedford 0060 

Eobert M-^ Clure of Londonderry 4 

James Lyon dito 0100 

James Gording 0260 

Paul Eobbens 0260 

John Cuningham 0260 

Eobert Clark 2 10 

Samuel Boyes 0260 

James Euss 0340 



13 15 10 2 



The totel of the whole List is £13:15:10:2 arers acceptd 
this List Eecorded this 11*'^ Day of January A: D: 1769 
pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire To William Nutt Constable 
for the Town of Derryfield in the province of New hampshire 
Greeting 

In his majestys Name you are hereby Eequired to Levey 
and CoUict of the Several persons named in the List Here- 
with Commited unto you Each one his Eespective proportion 
thirin Set Down the Sume total of Said List of assessment is 
a Tax Laid on the mail polls Estats and incoums of the In- 
habitants of the Said Town of Derryfield for the Support and 
Maintainance of Said province and the Eemainder of Said 
List for Defraying the Chirges of the Said Town of Derry- 



136 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

field for the presant year and you are to pay to the Province 
Treasurer of Said Province for the Time Being the Sum of 
Teen pounds Nine Shilings Half penney Lawfull money on 
or before the twenty-fifth Day of february next Ensuing the 
date Hereof and pay the whole of the Eemainder of Said 
List to us or our order or to the Select men for the time Being 
or their order and make up the whole of your Collection of 
the whole Sum of Said List at or Before the Twenty-Seventh 
Day of february next and if any person or persons Named in 
Said List Shall Neglect or Eefuse to pay the Sum or Sumes 
whereat he or they are therein Respectively assessed you are 
to observe and follow the Drections in the Law Lavying and 
Collecting the Same 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this Ninth 
Day of January in the Ninth year of his majestyes Reign 
Anno Que Domini 1769 

John Goffe 
John Hall 
John Harvey 

Select men 

Recorded this 11* Day of January A: D: 1769 

pr David Starrett Town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire To William Nutt Constable 
of the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Hereby Required In his majestyes Name to warn 
all the freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Town of 
Derryfield thay thay meet at the meeting House in Said 
Derryfield on monday the Sixth Day of march Next at ten of 
the Clock in the Forenoon then and thare whan meet 

iLy to Chouse A moderator 

2Ly to To make Chouse of all Town officers for the Cur- 
rant year as the Law Derects 

3Ly to Hear the Petetion of william Tagert paying an 
alowence of Six Dollors that He was in a Rears for that year 
he was Constable 



EAKLT BECOBDS OF DERRYFIEI-D. 137 

4Ly To See what meathod the Town will take to Support 
Elisabeth Massey who is Now Becom a Town Charge 

5Ly to See How much mony the Town will Eais to pay 
for preaching and Chous Som sutable person or persons to 
Supply the town with a minestor or minestors for so much 
mony as Shall Eaised this presant year 

6Iy to See how much mony the Town will will Eais this 
year to Defray the Nassary Charg of the Currant year 

7ly to Hear the Eeport of the Committies concarning 
the Salect men and Constables that thay ware to Sattel with 
and Liv'° John Hall Eelating the Borrowed mony and have 
the To^vns advice about Proscuting Such as Eefuse Sattleing 
and vot there on 

Sly to Hear the Accounts of any that have any Demands 
on the Town and alow or Disalow of the Same and order 
such as ar Justly Due to Be Paid 

and this shall Be your sufficant warrand and make Due 
Eeturn of this precept and of your Doings Herein unto us at 
or before the Said sixth Day of march 

Given under our hands & Seal this Sixteenth Day of Feb'' 
in the Ninth year of his majestyes Eeign Anno Que Domni 
1769 

John GofEe 
John Harvey 
Seelect Men 

Becorded this 2^^ Day of Nou"' Ad: 1769 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire March the 6*-^ Day Ad: 1769 
By vertue of this presept I have warned all the free Hold- 
ers and in habitants of Derryfield the time and Disines of 
Holding Said meeting agreable to a vote of the Town 

pr William nutt Constable 

Eecorded this 2"^ Day of Nou"" Ad: 1769 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 



138 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hampshire at a meeting of the free 

Holders and inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Held march 

the 6"^ Day Ad: 1769 in the meeting Hons 

Voted William m"^ Clintok Moderator for Said meeting 
Voted David Starrett Town Clerk for the Currant year 
Voted thair Be three Saclect men for the Curant year 
Voted William M<= Clintok Cap"' Alx"" M'= Murphy and 

Cap*^° John moor the Said three Seclect men 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to Liv*-" John Halls House 

then meet according to an ajournment the moderator and 

Clerk Being Both Presant and the meeting opned 

Voted Ebenezer Stavens Town Constable for the Corrant 

year 

Voted thomas Euss Cap'° John Moor Sam' Boyd and 

Joseph M'' Farland Surveyors of High ways for the Corrent 

year 

Voted James m'' Night and Elezer Eobbens Tythingmen 
Voted the Seclect men Fance veuers and Priezers of Dam- 



Voted Ab™ Merrill David Starrett and Samuel moor Sur- 
veyors of Lomber fo the Corrant year. 

Voted Lev" John Hall and Nethaniel Boyd Counters with 
the Seelect men for the Currant year 

» Voted David Starrett Commissioner of Assessments for six 
Shillings lawfull 

Voted Ezeikil Stavens and John perham Hogg Eeves 

Voted Thomas Euss Sealer of Lather 

Voted on the third Artitikel in the warrant Not to alow 
Wiliam Tagerts petation that He prayed for Eelating Six Dol- 
lars which he Says is a Eearage for that year he was Con- 
stable 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the Last mondey in march 
at twalve o clock on Said at the afore Said Halls House 

Derryfield march the 27''' Day Ad: 1769 
meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
Being Both Precent and the meeing opned 



EABLY BECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 139 

Voted on the forth articul of the warrant that Elisabeth 
massey is to Be put out as a Towns Charge to the loest bidar 

Voted to pay William Hall fiftee pence LawfuU mony pr 
week for to mantain the above Elisabeth Massey and her child 
from the present Date to the First monday in march Nixt 
with vitels washing and Loging Suffieant he being the Low- 
est bider 

Voted to Ease Nine Pounds LawfuU mony for priching for 
the Corrent year 

Voted But one man to Provide priching for the aboue 
mony voted 

Voted Cap*° Alexander m^'^ murphy to Be the Said man to 
provide priching for the aboue mony voted for the Corrent 
year 

Voted Nine Poun LawfuU mony to Be Rased for to Defray 
the Nessessery Charges that may arise in the Town for the 
Corrent year 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the third monday of april 
in Suing to Lev*" John Halls House at two o clock in the 
after Noon on Said Day 

Derryfield April the 17*'^ Day Ad: 1769 

meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
Being Both prassent and the meeting opned 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the third mondey in June 
insuing to the House of Levt° John Halls at two o clock in 
the aftar Noon on Said Day 

Derryfield June the 19*^ Day Ad: 1769 

meet according to ajournment the Moderator and Clerk 
Being Both pressent and the meeting opned 

Voted Joseph mc farland Surveyor of High ways in Lue 
of Charls Emerson who Eefused 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the first monday of July 
insuing at the House of Lev*^'' John Halls at three o clock in 
the after Noon on Said Day 



140 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Derryfield July the S^^ Day Ad: 1769 

meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
Being Both prassent and the meeting opned 

the Town Voted not to pay Lev*" John Hall His Demands 
Eelating the Borrowed mony without a Sut at Law it Being 
Thought an unresenable Demand 

Voted that the Seelect mens accounts for the year Ad: 
1767 for Savises Don By them are alowed as FoUoweth (viz) 

to Eleazer Eobbins for Sarvices as Seelect man and Going 
to See the State of Eiddels family as Seelect man and helping 
to take the inventory for the province and and helping to 

Number the pepol in Said year £0:14:6 

to alexander m"^ Clintok for Sarvice as Seelect man 

and Going to See the State of Eiddels family as 

Seelect man in Said year 0: 9:6 

to ISTath^' Boyd for Sarvice as seelectman and Going to 

see the State of Eiddels family as seelectman in 

said year 0: 9:6 

1:13:6 

Voted to alow the Town accounts for the year Ad: 1768 so 
fare as they have Been Eead (viz) 

to the province Tax for Said year £10: 9:0:3 

to Cor°' John Goffe for sarvice as Seelect man for 

said year 0:10:0:0 

to Liv*^" John Hall for Sarvice as seelect man for 

said year 0:10:0:0 

To John Harvey for sarvice as seelect man for said 

year 0:10:0:0 

To John perham forkeeping Elesibath masey . . 1:14:0:0 

13:13:0:3 

Cap'° alx' m»"= Murphy and Nath'^' Boyd the Com'^'' which 
Examined the aboue account for the year Ad: 1768 

Voted to alow the Committees account who was chosen in 
the year 1764 as it has Been Eede (viz) 



EARLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 141 

the Town of Derryfield to Con' John Goffe Cap'° Alx' M*'' 
murphy and Nath"' Boyd Chosen as a Com*^^ to Examing & 
Settel the accounts of the Town to Six Days each at two Shil- 
lings pr Day (viz) . 
Cor^' John G-offe Six Days Captn Alx"' m*^ murphy 

Six Days and Nath^' Boyd Six Days .... £1:16:0:0 
for Expances while on the afore said buseness when 

meet 0:10:9:0 



£2: 6:9:0 



a true Coppy Erors Excepted 



Alex' M'= Murphy 
John GofEe 
Nath^i Boyd 

Committee men 

Voted to alow the Committees accounts as the have Been 
Eead 

The Town of Derryfield to Cor^' John Goffe Cap^" John 
Stark and William m*" Clintok for Sundry Sarvices Don by 
them as a Committee Chosen to Settel with former Seelect men 
and Constables of Said town and with Liv'' John hall for 
Borrowed mony to five Days Each at two shillings pr Day (viz) 

Corn* John Goffe five Days £0:10:0:0 

Cap'° John Starke five Days at two shillings pr d 0:10:0:0 
Wiir M<= Clintok five Days at two Shillings pr Day 0:10:0:0 



£1:10:0:0 



A true Coppy Erors Excepted 

John Goffe 
John Stark 
Will'" M-^ Clintok 

Com*^^ men 

Voted to alow Cap* John moor and David Starretts accounts 
as the have Been Read for there attenddenee with the aboue 
Com*^* for for Evidences Eelating a Sattlement with Lev'" 
John hall for Borrowed money to two Days Each at two Shil- 
lings per Day (viz) 



142 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Capt° John moor to two Days at two Shillings pr 
Day £0:4:0:0 

David Starrett to two Days at two Shillings pr 

Day 0:4:0:0 



£0:8:0:0 
A true Coppy Erers Excepted 

Recorded this 3"^ Day of Nov' Ad: 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire To Ebenezer Stavens Con- 
stable for the town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are hereby Required In his majestyes Name to warn 
all the free houlders and in Habitants Qualifyed to Vote in 
Town meetings that thay meet at the meeing House in Derry- 
field upon monday the IT''' Day of July Corrant at five of 
the Clock in the after Noon 

lly to Chuse a moderator 

21y to Chouse or Draw out of the Box one pette Jury man 
to Sarve at his majestyes Superor Cort of Judacutor Cort of 
Assise & General Goal Delivery to be hald at portsmouth on 
the first Tuesday of august next and this Shall be your Suffi- 
cent warrant and make Return of this precipt and of your 
Doings Herein unto us at or Before the Said Seventeenth 
Day of this Instent July Given under our hands & Seal this 
tenth Day of July in the 9"" year of his majestyes reign Anno 
Que Dom: 1769 

Wiir M-^ Clintok 
Cap'° John moor 
Seelect-Men 

Recorded this 4''' Day of Nov' 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire July the IT*** Day 1769 
In abedince to the within warrant I have warned aParte 
of the freeholders and inhabitants of Derryfield of the time 
and Disines of Holding Said meeting 

pr me Ebenzer Stavens Constable 
Recorded this 4"^ Day Nov^' Ad: 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEEEYFIELD. 143 

Province of New Hampshire at a meeting of the free 
Holders and inhabitents of the Town of Derryfield Hald 
July the IT*"^ Day Ad: 1769 

lly Voted Caj^'" Alx'' m'^murphy moderator of Said meet- 
ing 

2Ly Drawed John M'^" Clintok of Derryfield out of the 
box for to Sarve at his majestyes Supperour Cort of Judacu- 
ture Cort of assise and General Goal Delivrey to be Hald at 
Pourtsmouth the first Tuesdy of August insuing as a patty 
Jury man for Said Corts 

Eecorded this 4* Day of Nov''' Ad. 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire To Ebenezer Stavens Con- 
stable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

In His majestyes Name you are Eequired to warn all the 
Inhabitants and free Holders Qualifyed by Law to vot in 
Town meetings that they meet at the meeting House In 
Derryfield on monday the twenty third Day of this In Stant 
October at two of the Clock in the afternoon than and thair 
when meet 

lly To Chouse a moderator 

2Ly To See what the Town will Do Eelating the action 
Lev'° John Hall has Commenced against the Town and to 
Chuse an agent or agents to Defand and prosecute to final 
Judgment and Execution 

Sly to vote how the Constable Shall warn meetings for 
this present year 

and this shall be your Sufficant warrant and make Due 
Eeturn unto us at or Before the Said twenty Third Day of 
October Currant Given under our hands and Seal at Derry- 
field this forth Day of October in the Ninth year of his maj- 
estyes Eeign anno Que Domini 1769 

Will" M= Clintok 
Cap*° John Moor 
Cap'" Alx"" macmurphy 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 4'^ Day of Nov' Ad: 1769 

David Starrett, Town Clark 



144 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New hampshire Derryfield October the 23* 
Day Ad: 1769 

By vertue of this presept I have warned all the free holders 
and inhabitents of Derryfield of the Time and Disines of 
holding of Said meeting 

pr me Ebenezer Stavins Constable 

Eecorded this 4'-'' Day of October Ad: 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New hampshire At a meeting of the free-hold- 
ers and inhabitants of the town of Derryfield hald October the 
23'^' Day Ad: 1769 

Voted Corn' John Goffe moderator 

Voted that thair Be two men agents Chosen for to Defend 
the Town of Derryfield aganst Lev*" John hall in an action 
which he his Commenced against the town and these agents 
shall have full powr and athoraty to Defand and Prosecut ta 
final Judgment and Exicution 

Voted Corn' John Goffe and Wiir Mc Clintok be Said 
agents in behalf of the Town of Derrj-field 

Voted till forder ordors that it be Suficant for warnings for 
Town meetings for the futer for the Constable to post Cop- 
peys of of the warrants for Town meetings in thre Disstinct 
places in Said Town (viz) 

Corn' John Goffes Lev*^" John Halls and Thomas Euss all 
in Said Town 

Eecorded this 4''' Day of Nov^"^ Ad: 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

A Coppy of the List of the Town and Province Eeats Com- 
mited to Ebenezer Stavens Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the year Ad: 1769 

£ s d f 

James mac Night 1470 

John Kidder 9 2 

Co" John Goffe 17 6 



EARLY BECOBDS OF DEREYriELD. 145 

Samuel Moor 16 8 

Cap'" John Moor 18 10 

William Nutt 14 8 2 

John Griffen •....'... 19 6 

Benjamin Backer 11 9 

Joseph Gorge 10 3 3 

Benjamin Stevens 12 1 

Ezekiel Stevens 14 4 2 

Abraham Merrill 1050 

Abraham Merrill Junr 01111 

Jonathan Merrill 11 10 

Theophilus Griffen 0840 

Joseph Griffen 12 9 

Thomas Newman 0852 

Thomas Russ 15 10 

Cap*" John Stark 1420 

Ens° James mac Calley 12 6 

Ens" Samuel Stark 12 9 

Robert Clark 0920 

Lev'" Daniel mac Neill 14 7 

James Russ 10 1 2 

Lev'" John Hall 16 5 2 

Daniel Hall 0840 

Samuel Hall 0882 

Alexander mac Clintok 16 4 

William mac Clintok Junr 01142 

Ebenezer Stavens 14 10 

William Gamble . 19 8 2 

John Dickey 14 2 3 

Cap'" Alexander mac murphy 01550 

James pearce 10 2 2 

Michael mac Clintok 10 6 

Samuel Boyd . . ' 13 9 

Natheniell Boyd 12 3 

Margaret Boyd widow 00100 

William Hall 0950 

Elezear Robbens 18 11 2 

10 



146 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Joseph mac farland 0870 

James Gordon 0870 

Cap*" William Perham 15 10 3 

John Perham 17 9 

Charls Emerson 1462 

John Harvey 1502 

William Perham Juner 14 9 2 

Wilham mac Clintok 1072 

John mac Clintok 17 5 

David Starrett .' . . 15 10 

Joseph moor 0840 

Abraham moor 0840 

Charls Emerson Juner 10 2 2 

Eobert macClure of Londonderry 5 

James Lyon Do 10 

Mjar John Goffe of Bedford 10 

John Bay 8 4 

panl Eobbens 0840 

John Cuningham 0840 

Eobert Cuningham Juner 0840 

David mac Night 0992 

Eobert mac Night 0840 

Daniel Blodget of Lichfield 112 

George Hogg 0920 

John mac Clintok Juner 0840 

the toel of Both Colams is arers acceptd 

Totel 41 7 2 

A True List of all the poles and Eerie Estats in the town 
of Derryfield for the year Ad: 1769, and each mans Tax Car- 
ried out against his nam as Set Down in the Forgoing List 
A true coppy atested: 

William mac Clintok 

John moor 

Alexander mac Murphy 

Selectmen 
Eecorded this 27''' Day of November Ad: 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 147 

Province of New Hampshire To Ebenezer Stevens Con- 
stable for the Town of Derryfield in the Province of New 
Hampshire Greeting: 

In his Majestys Name you are Eequired to Levey and Col- 
lect off the Severill persons Named in the List hearwith In 
Commited imto you Each one his Eespective proportion thare- 
in Sett Down the Sum totel of Said List of Assessment is a 
Tax Laid on the male Polls Esteats and Incomes of the In- 
habetants of the afore Said Town of Derryfield for the Sup- 
port and maintainance of Said Province and the Eemainder 
of Said List for Defraying the Chirges of Said Town for the 
Present year and you are to pay to the Treasurer of Said 
Province for the Time being the Sum of Fourthteen Pounds 
Five Shillings Lawfull mony on or Before the Twentyfifth 
Day of December Nixt Insuing the Date Hereof and Pay the 
whole of the Eemander of Said List to us or our order, or 
the Selectmen for the time Being or thair order and make up 
the whole of your Collection of the whole Sum of Said List 
at or Before the First monday In February Nixt and if any 
person or persons Named in Said List Shall Neglect or Ee- 
fuse to pay the Sum or Sums whereat he or they are there 
In Eespectively assessed you are to observe and Follow the 
Directions in the Law In Levying and Collecting the Same 

Given under our Hands and Seal at Derryfield afore Said 
the TwentyFifth Day of November In the tenth year of His 
Majestyes Eeign Ano, Que Domini one Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Nine. 

William mac Clintok 
John Moor 

Alexander Mac Murphy 
Select men 

Eecorded this 27''" Day of November Ad: 1769 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire To Ebenezer Stevens Con- 
stable for the Town of Derryfield in Said province Greeting 

you are hereby Eequired In his majestes Name to warn all 
the free Holders and Inhabetents of this Town Qualefied by 



148 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Law to Vote In anuell meetings to meet at the meeting house 
upon the first mounday of march nixt at teen of the Clock 
In the fore noon then and thare to act on the following arti- 
culs (viz) 

l,ly to Chouse a modarator 

Sly to heare the Town Accounts Read and approve or not 
approve of tham 

Sly to Chouse all the Town offecers For the Currant year 

4ly to See if the town will Vote the Commettee that was 
Chosen to Defand the Town against the action Lev*" John 
Hall has Commanced against tham that they or Either of 
tham Shall Have power to prosecut and Defand the town 
aginst Said action with power of Substituseon 

Sly to See what meathod the Town will take for the suport 
of Elisebath massey for the Currant year and har child, 

61y To See how much money the Town will Eaise to pay 
for preaching for the Currant year 

71y To See how much money the Town will Eaise to De- 
fray the charge of the presant year, 

Sly to here any accounts that may be Justly Laid In 
against the Town and allow or Disalow tham, 

91y to vote how town meetings Shall Be warnned for the 
Currant year, and make Due Eeturn of this presipt and of 
your Doings thair In unto us at or before the Said first Mon- 
day of March Nixt, 

Aand this Shall be your Sufficant warrant Given under our 
hands and Seal at Derryfield this Fifteenth Day of february 
In the tanth year of his Majestyes Eeign anno Que Domini 
1770 

William M^ Clintok 
Alex' Macmurphy 
John Moor 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 4''' Day of December Ad: 1770 

David Starrett Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS Or DKRRYFIEU). 149 

Province of New Hampshire Derryfield March the 5*^ 
Day Ad: 1770 

By Vertue of this presipt I have Given warning to all the 
free holdors and Inhabtents of Said Town of Time and placen 
of meeting according to the vote of Said Town for warning 
Town meetings and the articuls thairin assarted 

pr, Ebenezer Stavens Constable 

Becorded this 4"^ Day of December Ad: 1770 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire At a meeting Legaly Called 
of the freeholders and Inhabatents of the Town of Derryfield 
Hald march the fifth Day 1770 

Voted Cap'" John Stark moderator of Said meeting 

Voted on the Second Artticul In the warrent to Alow 
Every arttici;l of the Town accounts for the year Ad: 1769. 
as apered By the Committes as they have ben Read In the 
following mannor (viz) Februery the 24* Day 1770 We 
the Committee Chosen by a Vote of the In Habitantes of 
Derryfield to Exeming the Selectmens Accounts meet with 
Said Select men and Constable and Capt Bouth their Lists 
and finds the Sum of £41:1:6:3 collected from the freeholders 
and Inhabitants of Derryfield By the Select men of Said 
Derryfield In the year 1769 

Cradet to Said Select men — 

£ s d f 

the province Tax of Derryfield for Said year 

1769 is 14 5 

to David Starrett for Two years taking the 

Invoice and two Days on Halls Case . . 16 

to Elezer Eobbens for Selectman In the year 
1767 and taking the proportion and Num- 
bering the people 14 6 

to Cap'° mac murphy as Committee and 

Counter and Expances 15 7 

to Cap'" moor on Halls Case 4 

































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150 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

to William aac Clintok as Selectman In the 

year 1769 10 

to William mac Clintok as Counter .... 10 

to Con<^i Goffe to Thonton and on Halls Case . 1 13 

to Cap'" Moor as Selectman In the year, 1769 10 
to Cap*^" mac murphy as Selectman In the year, 

1769 is 14 5 

to Con®^ Goffe as Committee And Expences . . 15 

to Cap*° mac Murphy for preching .... 3 13 
Paid the Constable for warning out William 

Goffe & wife 0700 

to Nathaniel Boyd as Select man In the year, 

1767 9 

Dito for Six Days Counter and Expences . . 15 
to John Hall for the minestors Expences . . 18 
to Said hall for Exeming the Selectmens ac- 
counts 2 

to Said Halls expences on messas account . . 1 

to Jems Euss Abated 3 

to Nethaniell Boyd for Examineng Selectmons 

Accounts 030 

Cap'" Stark five days Counting with fonner 

Constabls 10 

William Halls Eecept In Full 3 7 3 

to Alexander mac Clintok as Selectman in the 

year, 1767 0960 

to William mac Clintok for Clothing and and 

Shous for Bet messey 19 9 

to Solaman jDhilps for priching In the year, 

1768 1 16 

to John parhams order for keeping Bet Massey 

3 wekes not Seen 0600 



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March the 5"" Day 1770 We the Committee Found orders 
for the payment of £33:6:10. paid for the use of the Town 



EARLY EECOKDS OF DERRYFIELD. 151 

as they appered to us By the Selectmen of Said Town for the 
year 1769. 

John Hall Nathaniell Boyd Committee men 

Note I am not Shouer that the above account Signed By 
the Committee is the one that was Ead Before the Town In 
Said meeting By Eeson that it Came not Into my Hands Be- 
fore the Second Day of March Instent after night and Cap me 
Bak from Eecording the Votes of Said meeting untill the 4"^ 
Day of March 1771 

Voted on the third articul In the warrent David Starrett 
Town Clerk for Said year 

Voted on Said articul William Mac Clintok Cap'" Alex- 
ander mac murphy and Cap'" John Moor Select men for Said 
year Ad: 1770 

Voted Benjamin Baker Town Constable for Said year 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting to Lev'" John Halls House 

Meet again according to ajournment the moderator and 
Clerk present 

Voted Abraham merrill William Nutt Joseph macfarland 
William Mac Clintok and Lev'° John Hall Surveyors of Hig'h 
ways for Said year 

Voted John Griffen and James Perce Taything men for 
Said year 

Voted the Select men Fances Vouers and prisers of Dame- 
ages for Said year 

Voted Abraham Merrill Samuel Moor and Nathaniell Boyd 
Surveyors of Lumber for Said year 

Voted Liv'" John Hall and Nathaniell Boyd Couters with 
the Selectmen In Behalf of the Town for Said year 

Voted David Starrett Commissiner of Assessment for 
Said year for which he Is to Receve Six Shillings Lawful! 
money from the Town for Said Sarves 

Voted John parham Joseph George and John Cuningham 
Hogg Reves for Said year 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting to the First Tusday In April 
to Lev'° John halls House at Teen of the Clock In Said day 



152 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hampshire Derryfield April the 3'^'' Day 
Ad: 1770 

than meet according to ajournment the moderator and 
Town Clerk present and the meeting Caled 

Voted on the fourth atticul In the warrent that the Afore 
Said ajantes (viz) Cor^^ John Goffe and William mac Clintok 
or Ither of tham be Continueed with full power of substitue- 
tion to Defand or prosecute In Be Half of the Town In the 
action Lev'" John Hall Has Commenced against Said Town 

Voted that David Starrett Is to Keep the Child of Elisebath 
Masseys till he Is one and twenty years of age for which he 
is to Have Twenty Dolers out of the Prasent years assess- 
ment from the Said Select men he being the Lowes Bider and 
to Have indanters of Said Child from the present Select men 

Voted that the present Selectmen have the Disposel of 
Elisebath Massey for the present year as they Shall think fit 

Voted on the Ninth artticul In the Warrent that It Shall 
be Lawful for warning for Town meetings for the present 
year for the Constable to poste the Coppy of the Warrent In 
three Distinct places In Said Town 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the First Tusday In Sep- 
tember Insuing at Teen of the Clock In the Fore Noon on 
Said Day to the wast Eum of Liv'° John halls House In Said 
Town 

Province of New Hampshire Derryfield Septamber the 
4''' Day Ad: 1770 

Meet according to ajournment the moderator and Town 
Clark Both present and the meeting Caled 

Voted to Ease Soom money for priching for the Current 
year 

Voted on the 6 artticul In the warrent that the Select Men 
Have ful power to provid priching for the present year and If 
the Said Selectmen Do provid aney priching In^ said Year 
they Shall Have ful power of Substitucetion to Rase what 
money they Expand off the Inhabitants In Said year 

Voted on the Seventh artticul In the Warrent that the 



EAKLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 153 

Selectmen Ease Fifteen pounds Lawful! money for to Defray 
the Charges of the present year 

Voted to Desmis the Eighth artticul In the warrent 

Eecorded this 4''' Day of March Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

A List of the Town and Province Eates Commited to Ben- 
jamin Baker for the Town of Derryfield for the year Ad: 1770 

£ s d i 

€ap*° John Moor 15 1 2 

Banjamin Baker 0740 

Co" John Goffe 1032 

Samuel Moor 10 8 2 

John Kidder 0750 

Charles Emerson Juner 0730 

Abraham Moor 4 11 

James mac Night 10 5 

William Nutt 10 

John Griffen 0862 

Joseph Gorge 6 11 2 

Abraham Merrill 17 10 

Abraham Merrill Juner 0802 

Jonathan Merrill 7 10 

Thomas Newman 4 11 

Benjamin Stavens 0678 

Ezekiel Stavens 11 1 2 

Ebenezer Stavens 12 9 

Theophilus Griffen 4 11 

Joseph Griffen 9 10 

Thomas Euss 0680 

Eobert Clark ,,.0592 

Ensn Samuel Stark 0850 

Ensn James mac Galley 0882 

James Eiddel 0120 

Lev*" Daniel mac Neall 01120 

Levtn John hall 11 9 

Daniel Hall 0790 

Samuel Hall 4 11 



154 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

John Cuningham 4 11 

William parham Jimer 01153 

John Harvey 1353 

Charles Emerson 15 4 

Cap'° William parham 14 3 3 

John parham 11 7 

David mac Night 0630 

Elezear Eobbens 0560 

Joseph mac farland 7 10 

SeaserGreffen 0593 

John Burdue 5 11 

James Gorden 0633 

Micheall mac Clintok 0643 

William mac Clintok Juner 6 10 

William Hall 0863 

John mac Clintok the 3°'* 6 6 3 

Samuel Boyd 10 3 3 

Nathaniel Boyd 7 10 

James paree 0993 

David Starrett 15 1 

John mac Clintok 13 8 2 

John Dickey 10 6 2 

William Gamble 14 2 3 

Capn John Stark 15 7 3 

Cap*^" Alexander macmurphy 9 8 3 

William mac Clintok 14 8 

Alexander mac Clintok 0760 

Daniel Blodget 0153 

James Loyon 0070 

Eobert Mac Clure 0040 

Majr John Goffe 0190 

James Carre 0140 

paul Robbens 4 11 

Widow Boyd 8 

Eobert Cuningham 4 11 

Joseph Marston 10 2 

James Euss 0762 

Total .... £28 17 6 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 156 

A true List of all the polls and Eatable Estates In the Town 
of Derryfield for the year Ad: 1770 and Each mans tax Cariad 
out against his Name as Satt Down In the fore Going List 

William mac Clintok 
John Moor 
Alex'' macmurphy 

Selectmen 

Eecorded this 8*^ Day of Decm^ Ad: 1770 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of Newhampshire To Benjamin Baker Constable 
for the Town of Derryfield In the province of Newhampshire 
Greeting 

In his Majestyes Name you are Eequired to Levey and Col- 
lect off the Sevirall parsons Named in the List hear with Com- 
mited unto you Each one his Eespective proportion therein 
Satt Down 

The Sum total of Said List of Assessments, is a Tax Laid 
on the Male polls Estates and Incomes of the Inhabitants of 
the affore Said Town of Derryfield for the Seport and main- 
tanince of Said province and the Eemendor of Said List for 
Defraying the Charges of Said Town for the present year 
and you are to pay to the Treasurer of Said Province for the 
Time Being the Sum of five pounds four Shillings Six panee 
Lawfull money on or Before the Twenty fifth Day of this In- 
stant and pay the whole of the Eemander of Said List to us 
or our order or to the Select men for the Time Being or thar 
order and make up the whole of your Collection of the whole 
Sum of Said List at or Before the first monday In February 
nixt, and If aney parson or parsons Named In Said List 
Shall Neglect or Eefuse to pay the Sum or Sums whereat he 
or thay are therein Respectively assessed you are to observe 
and follow the Derietions In the Law In Lavying and Col- 
lecting the Same. Given under our hands and Seal at Derry- 
field affore Said the Eighth Day of Decamber In the Eleventh 



156 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

year of his majestys Eeigen Anno Que Domini one Thousand 

Seven Hundred and Seventy 

William Mac Clinto'k 
John Moor 
Alex' macmurphy 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 8* Day of December Ad: 1770 

David Starrett Town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire To Benjamin Baker Con- 
stable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired In his majestes Name to Warn 
all the free Holders and Inhabitants of Derryfield, Quelafled 
by Law to Vote In Town meeting, that they Meet at their 
meeting House upon monday the forth Day of march Nixt 
at Teen of the Clock In the forenoon, whan meet to act on the 
artticuls hereafter mantioned. 

first to Chouse a Moderator to Eegulat Said meeting. 

Secondly to hear the Town accoumpts and to aprove or 
not aprove of them 

Thirdly to Chouse all the Town officers for the Corrent 
year \ 

Forthly to See how much money the Town will Eease for 
priching for the Corrant year 

Fifthly to Hear the accoumpts Con^^ John Goffe and Wil- 
liam Mac Clintok as ajents for the Town to Defand the Town 
against the action Liv'° John Hall Commenced against the 
Town of Derryfield and to aprove or Not aprove 

Sixthly to See If the Town will Chuse a Commettee to 
Sattle with Liv'° John Hall all the accumpts Betwen Said 
Hall and the Town of Derryfield 

Seventhly to See how much money the Town will Eease 
to Defray the Charges of the Town for the present year 

Eightly to See what method the Town will take for the 
support of Elizabeth Messey for the present year 

Ninthly to See what method the Town will vote for warn- 
ing Town Meetings for the present year, & make Due Eeturn 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 167 

of this presept and of your Doings there In unto us at or be- 
fore the first monday of march Nixt and this Shall be your 
Suffishant warrant 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this Eight- 
eenth Day of February In the Eleventh year of his majestes 
Eeigen anno, Que Domini, 1771 

William Mac Clintok 
Alexander Mac Murphy 
Select Men 

Eecorded this 11''' Day of march Anno, Que Domini 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Derryfield March the 4'^ 
Day Ad: 1771 

By Virtue of this presept I have Given warning to All the 
free Holders and Inhabitantes of Said Town of time and 
places of Meeting According to the Vote of Said Town For 
Warning Town meetings and the Arttieuls theirin Assarted, 
pr. Banjamin Baker Constable 

Recorded this 11"^ Day of march Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk ' 

Province of New Hampshire Derryfield March the 4* 
Day Ad: 1771 At A meeting of the Free Holders and In 
Habitants of the Town of Derryfield affore Said Legely Caled 
and assembeled In the Meeting House on Said Day 

lly Voted Cap*° John Stark Moderator of Said Meeting 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting Into Liv'-'^ John Halls House 
then Meet According to an ajournment the Moderator and 
Clerk present and the Meeting Caled 

Voted on the Second artieul In the warrent to alow the 
Town accounts for the year Ad: 1770, as they Have Ben Rad 
In Said Meeting In the following order (viz) 

Province of New Hampshire March the 2"^ Day, Ad: 1771, 
John Hall and Natheniell Boyd Been Chousen by a Vote of 
the Inhabitants of Derryfield at their Last Anuel meeting to 
Eximin the Accoumpts of the Select Men and Constable for 



158 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

the year. Ad: 1770, and the Totel Sum of the List Shown to 
us By the Select Men of the above year is £27:17:5:2 

JE s d f 

Credet By the province Tax 5 4 6 

January 29''' Cor" Goffe and Will"" MacClintok 5 
to David Starrett for taking the Invoice ... 6 

to Dito Abatment for a Cow 6 

to Wiir MacClintok Juner for Elizabeth Mas- 

seys Child 0610 

to Will™ Mac Clintok for his Sarvise as Select- 
man for the year Ad: 1770 11 

to Cap*" John Moor for his Sarvise as Select 

man for the year Ad 1770, 10 

to Cap*" Alexander mac Murphy for his Sarvise 

as Selectman for the year Ad: 1770 .... 11 
to Banjamin Baker for warning Widow mac- 
farland out of Town and Keeping Widow 
Crombey and three Children and taking tham 
to Londonderry and other Servesses alowed By 

the Selectmen the sum of 116 

to WilP Mac Clintok to Elizabeth Massey for 

Shous 5 C 

Ditto to 2 Shiftes 0:6:0 one patticot 0:6:0 & one 

short gound 0:3:0 15 

to Will"" Mac Clintok Juner for taking Elizabeth 

Masseys child 5 13 11 

to abatment of John Burdues Eates 1 11 

to John Hall for Intertaining the minastars . . 18 9 
Dito to Said Hall for Sateling accumpts with 

the Selectmen 0200 

to Nathenill Boyd for Sateling accumpts with 
the Selectmen and Counstable in Behalf of 

the Town- 0200 

to Cor" John Goffe three dolers and Five Shil- 
lings to pay for preching and for horse and 
chais to Londonderry 1300 

23 1 2 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 159 

March the 4«' Day Ad: 1771 

We Have Examined the above accoumiDts and has Seen 
proper Vouchers for all as is above Set Down and thair Ee- 
mains In the Constables hand the Sum of £4:16:3:2 

Liv*"' John Hall and 
Nath*' Boyd Committee 

Voted on the Third Artticul In the Warrent, David Star- 
rett Town Clerk for the Insuing Year, 1771 

Voted Three Select man for the Insuing year 1771 

Voted on Said Artticul, William Mac Clintok Cap'° Alax- 
ander Mac Murphy and Cap'° John Moor Said Selectmen for 
Said year, 1771 

Voted on Do: Samuel Boyd Town Constable for Said year, 
1771 

Voted on Do: Micheal Mac, Clintok, William Parham 
Juner, Cap'"* Alexander Mae, Murphy, Samuel Moor, and 
En™ James Mac Caley, Surveyors of High Wayes for Said 
year Ad: 1771 

Voted on Do: Joseph George, and Micheal Mac. Clintok 
Tything men for Said year, 1771 

Voted on Do: the Selectmen, Fauces veouers and prisers of 
Dameges for the Said year, 1771 

Voted on Do: Cap*° John Moor, Natheniell Boyd, and Livtn 
John Hall, Sarveyors of Lumber for the Said year, 1771 

Voted on Do: David Starrett, and Capt° John Stark, Count- 
ers In Behalf of the Town with Said Selectmen and Constable 
for the Said year, 1771. 

Voted on Do: John Parham, and William Nutt, Hogg 
Eeves for the Said year, 1771. 

Voted on the Fourth articul In the warrant to Ease Some 
money for priching, for the Said year, 1771 but No Sum men- 
tioned 

Voted on the Fifth articul In the Do: to alow the agants 
accounts Eelating Liv'° John Halls Case as they Have been 
Eade and that they Shall Be Paid to each Man thair Eespect- 
tive Sums as apers In the accounts, (Viz) 



160 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Cor^^ John Goffe as agent for the Town of Derryfield D' 
My account of Time and money I Expanded in Carrying 
on the Lawsute for the Town of Derryfield, against Lev'" John 
Hall 1769 Sep' to time five Days at the Infereor Cort 

at 3 V per day 00 10 00 

to Traveling feas one Hundred miles at 2 pance 

per mile 00 16 08 

to Half a Ginne to M^ parker as a Fee . . . 00 14 00 
24*'' Nov'''' to Wating on the Eule of Cort at 

Samuel Tompsons one day 2 V; my Hors 

Hier 3 V and Esq'' underwood for Summons 

for Evidences and His attandence 8-V . . 00 13 00 

to a Fee to mr autherton half a ginne . . . 00 14 00 

to Charge and Expance at Tompsons . . . 00 18 00 
1770 27'" Feb^y to Moses Senters whan the Eul 

for Derryfield Case was to be Hald their one 

Day my Salf and Hors 00 03 00 

to Cash paid Santer for my own and william 

mac Clintoks and witness Expances . . . 00 12 00 

to Esq" Underwood for Summones . . . . 00 04 00 

For a Man and Hors to Gow to Esq" Lovewells 00 12 00 
to a Day in Giting paper and prepairing for 

Tryal 00 02 00 

to a Fee to one parson 00 06 00 

1770, 1'" Sep' to Esq" Underwood for fouer 

witnesses 00 02 00 

to a notifycation 00 01 00 

to Charge and Expance while Swaring Eve- 

dence and the Esq"^ din" at my House . . 00 06 00 

to one Days attendance my Salf 00 02 00 

1770. Sep' at the Inferer Cort twelve Days at 

2 V per Day 01 04 00 

Traveling fees on Hundred Mils at 2 p per mile 00 16 08 

Extra Charge 00 06 00 

to my Expance at portsmouth 01 04 00 

to mr pickren fee 2 dol"^ mr Lowel fee 2 Dolers 01 04 00 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYTIELD. 161 

1771 Feb''' at the Supperor Cort to a Coppy of 

the Case to M' Eing 01 10 00 

to Mr Lowel— 1 Doler as a fee 00 06 00 

to Mr Pickren — 4 dolers as a fee 01 04 00 

to 12 Days at 2 V per Day 01 04 00 

to our Eating and Loging and Hors Keeping 
as pr Marches Bill for Cap*^" John Stark and 
David Starrett 05 02 00 

Extra Expences 00 06 00 

to traveling fees one Hundred miles at 2 p. per 

mile 00 16 08 

£21 19 00 

the above is the whole of the Cor"^ account — E. Exceptd 

£ s d f 

Cap*° John Stark account as Evedence attend- 
ence at Samuel Tompsons in Londonderry 
1 Day and Travling fees 24 miles at 2 "^ per 
mil 00 05 06 

to 1 Day attendence and 1 V6 traveling fees at 
Moses Senters in Litchfield 19 miles at 2 ^ 
per mile 00 04 06 

to your attendence at portsmouth upon Som- 
ance at the Supperer Cort and Traveling fees 
100 miles at 2 "^ per mile 00 16 08 

to 6 Days attendence at 1 y6 per Day at Said 

Cort 00 09 00 

£01 15 08 

the above is the totel of Cap'" Starks account E Excepted 

£ s d f 
Cap'" John Moor attendence first Rule Corte 

1 Day 176 to the 2 Eule at Santers 

1 V6 00 03 00 

attendence as a Evidence 1^' time 1 V6 the Sec- 
ond time for the Supper or Corte 1 V6 trav- 
ling fees 18 miles 2d 00 16 00 

the the totel Cap' Moor account E Ecxcepted 00 09 00 

11 



162 MA.NCHESTEE HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

David Starretts account against the town of 
Derryfield Dr. for Gowing to Cor^ Goffes 
twise upon sommons and Expance . . . . 00 03 00 

to Santers In Litchfield 1 Day of my Self and 

Hors 00 03 00 

to Coppeys at Simdrey times Eclating the 

Case 00 06 00 

to 6 Days attendence at the Supperer Cort upon 

Somance at 2 " per day 00 12 00 

to Horse Hire to portsmouth 00 06 00 

01 10 00 

The above is the totel of David Starrets ac- 
count E. Ecxcepted 

£ s d f 
1769 the Town of Derryfield to William mac. 
Clintok as agent Dr. to two journies to Lon- 
donderry for to procure the Copey of the writ 00 03 00 

to pay for the Coppy of the write 00 04 00 

1769 Sejit™^ at the Infereor Cort to mr Pickron 

as a fee 00 13 00 

to Hors Jorney to portsmouth 6 V: and ottes 

for Said Hors 3 s/: to hors Keeping 3 7. . 00 10 00 
to my own time four Days at 3 V per day . . 00 08 00 
to Espances while Gon to portsmouth . . . 00 06 00 
1769 34 Nov''' to wating upon the Rule of Cort 
the first time at Samuel Tompsons In Lon- 
donderry 1 Day of my Salf & 1 of my hors 00 03 00 

1770, 37 FeV^ To Moses Senters In Litch- 
field at the Second Rule of Cort For 1 Day 
of my salf at 1 y6 pr Day and 1 Day of my 

hors at 1V6 pr Day 00 03 00 

1771, Febry the 4th to Expancesses to ports- 
mouth for my Salf and Captn John Stark 
and David Starrett in the whole at Sundry 

plaesses 00 13 06 

to M'' Lowel as a fee 3 Dolers to phlip at 
Davises 8 mugs (?) 00 19 03 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYPIELD. 163 

to cash paid to Cor^^ Goffe in M'' Marchs In 

Portsmouth 00 12 00 

At Chaster to a mass of otes and a jel of Rum a 

Coming horn 00 00 06 

to 12 Days of my Salf at 2 V pr Day . . . . 01 04 00 

to hors hire to portsmouth 00 06 00 

to Captn John Starks and David Starrett ac- 
count for Expance a Coming hom from 
Portsmouth which Expance Said mac Clintok 
paid at Grenlan to 1 bowl of Todey and two 

mess otes 00 01 02 

at Exetor as by folsoms Bill for Eiting and 

Drinke and otes 00 03 00 

at Kings town for loging and hors Keeping . 00 02 06 
at Chaster to Eating and Drinke and otes . . 00 02 09 



£06 13 08 



The above is the totel of William mac Clint oks account E: 
Eccepted 

Voted on the Sixth artticul In the warrent that their be a 
Committee of five men Chousen to Sattal all accounts Be- 
twen Liv*" John Hall and the Town of Derryfield and this 
Committee Shall have full power of Substitusion In Behalf 
of Said Town to make a C'ompleet and finel sattelment with 
Said hall and make Report to the Town as Sun as may be 
Conveneant 

Voted on Said articul Cap'" John Stark, Cap*^° macmurphy, 
David Starrett Cap'" John Moor, and Cor" John Goffe, to be 
the Said Committee in behalf Town 

Voted on the Seventh Do: Six pounds LawfuU money for 
to Defray the Charges of the Insuing year. — 

Voted on the Eight Do: that Elizebeth Massey Remain In 
the Select mens hands as here to fore for the Insuing year — 

Voted on the Ninth Do: that warnings for Town meeting 
for the Insuing year Shall Be Lawful for the Constable to 



164 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

post the coppy of the warrents In three Distinct placesses in 
Said Town 

Eecorded this 29*^^ Day of June Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

A List of the province County and Town Reats Commited 
to Samuel Boyd Constable for the Town of Derryfield for the 
year Ad: 1771 

£ s d f 

William Perham Juner 12 

John Hervey 1622 

James Goarden 0660 

Cap*" William perham 01170 

John perham 11 8 2 

Charls Emerson 18 3 

Joseph macfarland 0680 

Elezer Eobbens 12 

James mac Night 18 1 

David Mac Night 4 11 

John Eand Isq' 5 6 

John Kider 8 10 

Cor" John Goffe 17 4 

Samuel Moor 13 9 2 

Abraham Moor 4 11 

Cap'" John Moor 15 2 2 

William Nutt 10 8 2 

John Griffen 13 11 

Benjamin Baker 0882 

Joseph George 0742 

Thomas Newman 4 11 

Benjamin Stevens 0730 

Ezekiel Stevens 13 9 

Abraham Merrill 1100 

Abraham Merrill Juner 0730 

Jonethen Merrill 7 11 

Theophiles Griffen 4 11 1 

Joseph Griffen 11 3 2 

James Russ 10 2 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 165 

Widow Euss 0170 

Eobert Clark 0650 

Daniel Mac Neil 10 8 

Samuel Stark 8 8 2 

James Mac Callej. 7 11 3 

John Stark 19 3 

Ebinezer Stavens 12 3 

Jacob Bartlet 0780 

Dines Wood 6 11 3 

Daniel Hall 0763 

John Hall 14 3 3 

David Starrett 13 10 

John Mae Clintok 13 1 3 

William Mac Clintok 15 4 3 

John Dickey 10 9 

William Gamble 13 11 

Samuel Boyd 9 10 3 

Nathaniel Boyd 0830 

Margret Boyd widow 0153 

Micheal mac Clintok 0593 

John Mac Clintok the 3: 0643 

William Hall 0693 

James parces 11 3 3 

Alexander Mac Clintok 7 11 3 

William Mac Clintok Juner 6 6 

John Cuningham 0680 

Eobert Cuningham Juner 0643 

Daniel Blodget of Litchfild 15 3 

James Lion of Londonderry 3 7 

Eobert mac Clower Dito 0310 

Maj' John Goffe of Badford 15 3 

James Carre of Newtown 0153 

Joseph Moulton of Bakerstown 14 2 

Cap*^" Alexander mac murphy 11 7 

Ceasrr Griffen 0610 

Dines Kolton 4 11 

39 17 11 3 



166 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

A True List of aall the polls and Eeteble estates of the 
Town of Derryfield for the year Ad: 1771 

Recorded this 30 Day of October Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire. Hillsborough S. S. To 
Samuel Boyd Constable for the Town of Derryfield In the 
province of Newhampshire Greeting 

In his majestyes Name you are Eequired to Levy and Col- 
lect off the Several pearsons Named in the List here with 
Commited unto you Each one his Respective proporsion there- 
in sat Down The Sum Total of Said List of Assessment is 
a Tax Laid on the mail polls Estates and Incomes of the 
Inhabitants of the afor Said Town of Derryfield for the 
Suport and maintanince of Said province and County of 
Hillsborough to which we Belonge and the Eemander of Said 
List for Defraying the Charges of Said Town for the presant 
year, and you are to pay to the Treasurer of Said Province 
for the Time Being the Sum of Eliven pounds Sevinteen 
Shillings and Six pance. as Likewayes you are to pay to the 
treasurer of the afor Said County the Sum Eleven pounds 
three Shillings and five pance half paney LawfuU Money on 
or Before the Twentyfifth Day of December nixt Insuing the 
Deat hereof and pay the whole of the Eemander of Said list 
to us or our order or the Select men for the time Being or 
their order and make up the whole of your Collection of the 
whole Sum of Said List at or Before the first monday of Feb- 
urery Nixt, and if aney person or persons Named In Said List 
Shall Neglect or Refuse to pay the Sum or Sums whereat he 
or they ar theirin Eespectively assesed you are to obsirve and 
follow the Directions of in the Law in Lavying and Collecting 
the Same 

Given under our Hands, and Seal at Derryfield aforsaid 
this Twentyfourth Day of September in the Eleventh year 



EARLY EECOKDS OF DERRYFIELD. 167 

of his majestyes Eeigen Anno Que Domini one thousand 

Seven Hundred and Seventyone 

William mac Clintok 
John moor 

Alexander mac murphy 
Select Men 

Eeeorded this 30"^ Day of October 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Then Laid out a High way for the uese and Benefit of the 
Town of Derryfield as followeth (viz) Begining Southwast of 
William mac Clintok Juners barn upon the main Eoad Lead- 
ing from Londonderry to Names Cage falls from thanee 
Norerdly as the Road is now trood to Cap*° Alexander mac 
Murpheys then Begining on the Norwasterly Sid of John 
Hoggs Esq'' Land and so up Said Eoad by Eobert Cuning- 
ham as the Eoad is now trod till it Come to the afore men- 
tioned Eoad Leading to Names Cag and wee alow this high- 
way or Eoad to Be three Eoods wide and wee alow So much 
of the Land Reserved for High ways to the owenrs of the 
Lands that this gou throw, as this Eoad takes up, and If aney 
be a wanting wee alow three Shillings pr accer for Such as 
Coms Short 

Dated at Derryfield this 12"^ Day of November 1772. 

John Moor 
Alexander macmurphy 

Select Men 

Recorded this 24* Day of November 1772 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire To Samuel Boyd Constable 
of the Town of Derryfield in the County of Hillsborough 
Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired In His majestys Name to warn 
all the free Holders and Inhabitants of Said Town Qualifyed 
to vote In Town Meeting that they meet at their meeting 



168 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

House upon Saterday the Twenty-Eight Day of September 
instant at Twelve of the Clock In Said Day 

1-ly to Chues a moderator to Eegulate Said meet 

2-ly to Chues a man to Sarve on the Grand jury at the 
Nixt Court of General Sessions of the Peace, to be Holden at 
Amherst on the First Thursday Nixt Following the first 
Tuesdy in October jSTixt 

3-ly to Draw a man out of the Box to attand at Said Court 
as a Petti juryer, and make Due Eeturn of this warrent with 
your Doings therein unto me. 

and this Shall Be your Suficent warrent 

Given under my Hand at Derryfield this 13'^'' Day of Sep- 
tember Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Eeeord this 4''' Day of December Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s. s. Derryfield 
September the 28* Day Ad: 1771 

By Vertue of this presept I have Given warning to all the 
free Holders and Inhabitants of Said Town of Time and 
places of meeing Agreeable to the Vote of Said Town for 
Warning Town meetings and the artticuls theirin assarted 
pr me Samuel Boyd Constable 

Eecorded this 4*'' Day of December Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough, s. s. Derryfield 

September the 28"^ Day Ad: 1771 

at a meeting of the free holders and Inhabitants of the 

Town of Derryfield Afor Said Legely Caled and Assambled in 

the meeting House on Said Day 

l.ly Voted Cap*° John Stark Moderator of Said meeting 
2.1y Voted Cap*" John Stark Grand jurer for Said Cort 
3.1y Drawin out of the Box En^° Samuel moor for petti 

jurer for Said Court 

Eecorded this 4* Day of December Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 



EA.ELY EECOKDS OF DEREYFIELD. 169 

Then Laid out a Highway for the use and Benefit of the 
Town of Derryfield as followeth (viz) Begining to the South 
of Daniel Halls saw mill i;pon the Eoad Leading to Names 
Cage from thance Southwesterly the Nearest and Bast Ground 
to a road now Improved by the afore Said Daniel, near to a 
Small Eun from thance along Said Road or near to it. till 
it Coums to a Road which Leads from Liv'° John Halls to 
Merrills Ferrey, and wee alow this Highway to be three Roods 
wide and wee alow So much of the Land Reserved for high- 
ways to the owners of the Lands that this Highway gose throw, 
as this High way taks up, and if aney be wanting wee alow 
three Shillings per accer to Such as come Short. 

Dated at Derryfield this 12*'^ Day of November 1772. 

William mac Clintok 
John Moor 
Alexander macmurphy 

Select Men 

Recorded this 24"^ Day of November 1772 

by me David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s. s. To Samuel 
Boyd Constable for the Town of Derryfield in Said County 
Greeting 

You are Hereby Required in his Majestyes Name to Warn 
all the free Holders and Inhabitants of Said Town Qualifyid 
to Vote in Town Meetings that they meet at their Meeting 
house upon monday the Thirtyith Day of December Instant 
at one of the Clock in Said Day 

1-dly to Choues a moderator to Regalate Said meeting 

2-dly to Draw a man out of the Box to Serve on the Petti- 
Jury at the Next Court of General Sessions of the peace to be 
Holden at Amharst on the first thursday Next after the first 
tuesday in January Next and make Due Return of this war- 
rent with your Doings therein unto the Clerk of Said Town 
Before the Commencement of Said term. 

and this Shall be your Suficent warrent. 

Dated at Derryfield this 12*"^ Day of December Ad: 1771 

David Starrett Town Clerk 



170 MANCHESTEU HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hampshire. Hillsborough. S. S. Derry- 
field Deeemher the 30''^ Day Ad: 1771 

by Vertue of this prepsept I have Given warning to all the 
freeholders and Inhabitants of Said Town of time and place 
of meeting according to the Vote of Said Town for warning 
Town meetings and the articuls theirin asserted per me 

Samuel Boyd Constable 

Eecord this 1* Day of January Ad: 1773 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough, s. s. Derry- 
field December the 30'^ Day Ad: 1771 

at a meetin of the free Houlders and inhabitants of the 
Town of Derryfield afore Said Legely Caled and assembled in 
the meting house on Said Day. 

1-dly Voted John Dickey moderator of Said meeting 

2-dly Drawen out of the Box Ein^° Samuel Stark for patti 
Juryer for Said Court of General Sessions 

Recorded this 1*"^ Day of January Ad: 1772. 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s To Samuel 
Boyd of Derryfield Constable Greeting, 

You are hearby Required to Warn all the freeholders and 
Inhabitents of Derryfield Qualifyed by Law to Vote In Town 
Meetings that they meet at their meeting house upon the first 
monday of March nest at ten of the Clock in the fore Noon 
to act on the folowing perticqulars, 

1-dly to Choues a moderator to Regulat Said meeting — 

2-dly to hear the town accounts, and to aprove or Dis- 
aprove 

3-dly to Chouse all there Town Ofesors for the present 
year 

4-dly to See how much money the Town will Vote for 
preaching for the present year, and to Chouse Some meet 
person or persons to atain preaching 



BAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 17 1 

5-dly to See how much money the Town will Vote for 
the Expance of the present year 

6-dly to See if the Town will give Some further Con- 
sederation to William Mac Clintok Juner for his Keeping 
Elisabeth Mercys child upon account of its proving Sickly, 
and how much 

7-dly to See If the town will vote to Rease Some money 
to Eepaire there meeting House, and how much and to Chouse 
Some person or persons to Geet the work Don 

8-dly to See If the Town will Chouse one or more person 
or persons to Represent the Town in Case of aney Law Sut 
to be Commenced either for or against the town with full 
power of Substituceion 

9-dly to See if the Town will abeate any Such person or 
persons as shall apear and Shew their Inabilety to pay thair 
Eeates for the year by past — 

10-dly to See what method the Town will vote for warn- 
ing of Meetings for the present year, 

and this Shall be your Sufecent warrent 

Given under our hands and Seal this 12*'^ Day of Februery 
Ad: 1772 

William Mac Clintok 
John Moor 
Alexander Mac Murphy 

Select Men 

Recorded this 25*^ Day of March A D 1772 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Hillsborough ss Derryfield March the Second Day Ad: 
1772, by Vertue of the presept I have Given warning to all the 
free holders and Inhabitant of Said Town of Time and place 
of meeting according to the Vote of Said Town for warning 
Town meetings and the Artticuls their In Asserted By me 

Samuel Boyd Constable 

Recorded this 25''' Day of March Ad: 1772 by me 

David Starrett Town Clerk 



172 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s at a meeting of the freeholders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Derryfield Legely Caled and being 
assembled In their meeting house on the Second Day of March 
Ad: 1772 

1-dly Voted. Cap*" John Stark moderator of Said meet- 
ing 

2-dly Voted, to alow the Town accounts as they have Ben 
Eead In Said meeing in the following mennor (viz) 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield February the 24''^ Day 1772 
We the Subscribers a Committee Chousen In Behalf of Said 
Town to Exemen the Select mens accounts for the year Ad: 
1771 and Accordingly we met on Said Day and Cast the List 
and finds the Sum of, £29=17=11=2 In LawfuU money 
Cullected of the Inhabitents of Said Town In the year Ad: 
1771 — which List was Commited Into the hands of Samuel 
Boyd Constable and Said Select men and Constable Dis- 
chairges them Salfs of Said List in the folwing mennor (viz) 

£ 
paid to the province Treasurer as By his Eecpt 11 17 6 
Paid to the County Treasurer as By his Eecpt 11 3 5 2 
paid to Cap'" John Stark for Sarvice don on 
Lev'" John halls Case as By an order Drawn 
on Said Constable By Said Select men No: 1 18 
paid to Cap'" John Moor for Sarvice Don as 
Select man in the year 1771 as By order Dito 

No: 2 16 6 

paid to Cap'" Alexander macmurphy for Service 
Don as Select man in Said year as by Order 

Dito No: 3 18 

paid to William mac Clintok for Sarvice Don as 
Select Man In Said year as by order Dito 

No: 4 15 6 

Abated Joseph macfarland his poul tax for said 

year 4 11 

paid to Samuel Boyd Constable for warning out 
of Town In Said year Lull and Lasly as by 
his Eecpt to Said Select men 4 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 173 

paid to Cap''' John Stark for Counting with 
Said Select Men and Constable In Said year 
as by order No: 5 0300 

paid to David Starrett for Counting with Said 
Select Men and Constable In Said year as 
by order No: 6 2 

paid to Corll: John Goffe as by his Recpt for 
Expances of the Committee that was 
Chousen in Said year In order to Satel ac- 
countes with Liv*"' John hall No: 7 . . . 6 

paid to David [Starrett added recently] as by 
his Eecept for his Service for warning and 
atending on the Drafts of Jury mens meet- 
ings in Said year as by order No: 8 . . . 0.6 

paid by Said Constable to Said Select men In 

Said year In Cash 0460 

March the 2"^ Day of 1772 
this may sertify the Town of Derryfield that 
we have Carefully Exemined the Vouchers 
and Said proper ons to the Discharge of the 

Sum of 27 18 4 

and there Eemains in the Constables hand the Sum of one 
pound Nineteen Shillings and Seven pance Lawfull money 
which Sum Said Constable has given his Note for to the 
Select men for the time being 

Remains Due to Balance Said List to above £1=19=7=0. 
Sertifyed By us 

John Stark 
David Starrett 

3-dly Voted on the third Arttical in the warrent David 

Starrett Town Clerk for the Insuing year 

4-dly Voted on Dito three Select men for the Insuing; 
year 

5-dly Voted Cap*° Alexander mac murphy 

6-dly Voted Cap'° John Moor— 

7-dly Voted William mac Clintok. 

Select men 



174 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

8-dly Voted John Griffen Town Constable for the Insuing 
year 

9-dly Voted Cap'" John Stark. 

10-dly Voted Cap*° John Moor. 

11-dly Voted Cap'" Alexander macmurphy 

12-dly Voted William MaeClintok. 

13-dly Voted John Hervey. 

Surveyors of High ways. 

14-dly Voted for the Insuing year the Select men be fence 
viewers and prizers of Damiges — 

15-dly Voted to ajourn this meeting to Lev'" John Halls 
House. 

Meet according to ajournment and Said meeting Caled. 
16-dly Voted Ezeikel Stavens 
17-dly Voted David Starrett 

Tything men 

18-dly Voted David Starrett 
19-dly Voted En^" Samuel Moor 
20-dly Voted Ebenezer Stavens 

Surveyors of Loumber. 

21-dly Voted John perham 
22-dly Voted William Nutt 

Hogg Reaves. 

23-dly Voted David Starrett 
2-i-dly Voted Cap'" John Stark 

to Count with the Selectmen and Constable In Behalf of 
the Town. 

25-dly Voted Cor" John Goffe 
26-dly Voted Cap"^ John Stark 

Deer Capers. 

1-ly Voted on the Fourth Articul In the Warrant to Rais 
Six pounds Lawfull money for preching for the present year. 

2-dly Voted on Said Artticul Cor" John Goffe to be the 
person to provide preching for the above money and Said 
preching is to be had betwen the munth of April and and 
November In Said year. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERKYFIELD. 175 

Voted on the Fifth Arttieul In the warrant to Leve it to 
the Discration of the Select men to Eais what money they 
See meet. 

Voted on the Sixt Arttieul In the warrent Not to Alow Wil- 
liam mac Clintok Juner Aney concideration for the Child of 
Alisabeth Masseys who is Bound with Said Mac Clintok at 
present, 

Voted on the Seventh Arttieul In the warrent Not to Eais 
aney Money for Eepareing the meeting house at precent. 

Voted on the Eighth Arttieul In the warrent to paces it 

Voted on the Ninth Arttieul In the Warrent to Abait theo- 
philus Griffen and Ceasra Griffen their Eates for the by past 
year Ad: 1771 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting to monday the Twentey 
third Day of' this Instant at one of the Clock In the after 
Noon In Said Day to Lev*" John Halls House In Said Derry- 
field. 

Meet on Said Day at Said house according to ajournment 
the moderator and Clerk Both precent and the meeting Caled 
again. 

Voted on the tenth Arttieul whis is the Last in the warrent 
that it Shall Be LawfuU for the warning of Town Meetings 
for the precent Year for the Constable to post a Coppy of the 
warrents at Cor'^ John Goffes, Eober Clarks and Lev'° John 
Halls all in Derryfield and for the warning of Jury mens meet- 
ings only a Coppy of the warrent at Lev*" John Halls afore- 
said. — 

Eeeorded this Twentyeth Day of April Ad: 1772 

By me, David Starrett Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s tho Samuel Boyd Constable for the 
Town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in his Majestyes Name to Warn 
all the free Holders and Inhabitants of Said Town Qualifyed 
to Vote in Town Meetings that they Meet at their Meeting 
House upon Monday the 23"* Day of this instant at two of 
the Clock in the after Noon in Said Day — 



176 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1-dly to Chouse a Moderator to Regulate Said meeting — 
2-dly to Draw a man out of the Box to Serve on the 
Peitit Jury at the Next Court of General Sessions of the 
Pace, to be holden at Amhirst on the first thursday Next after 
the first tuesday in April Next, and make Return of this war- 
rant with your Doings theirin, Into me Before the Commence- 
ment of Said Term — 

and this Shall be your Suficant Warrent 

Dated at Derryfield this Second Day of March Ad: 1772 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield march the 7*'' Day 1772. 

by Vertue of this presept I have Given warning to all the 
freeholders and Inhabitents of Said town of Time and place 
of meeting according to the former Vote of Said town for 
warning Town Meetings and the articuls therein Asserted, by 
me 

Samuel Boyd Constable 

Recorded this 22* Day of June Ad: 1772 

By me David Starrett Towti Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March the 23*'^ Day Ad: 1772 
at a meeting of the freeholdars and Inhabitants of the Town 

of Derryfield Afore Said Legely Caled and assembled in the 

meeting House on Said Day — 

1-dly Voted Cap'" John Stark moderator of Said meeting — 
2-dly Proceded and Draw out of the Box in the face of 

Said meeting William parham Juner for peitit Jury man. 
Recorded this 22''* Day of June Ad: 1772 

by me David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s To John 
Griffen Constable for the Town of Derryfield — greeting. 

you are Hereby Required to warn a meeting of the free 
Houlders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield Qualifyed to Vote 
in Common Affairs of the town that they meet at their meet- 
ing-house upon thursday the third Day of September next at 
three of the Clock in the afternoon on Said Day 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DEERYFIBLD. 177 

l-dly to Clause a moderator to Regulate Said meeting. — 

2-dIy to Chuse one good and Lawfull man to Serve on the 
Grand Jury at his Majestys Superior Court of Jugicature to 
Be hald at Amhirst on the Second Tuesday of Saptamber 
next. 

3-dly to Draw one man out of the Superior Box to Sarve 
on the petit Jury at the affore Said Court, and make Return 
hereof with your Dowings unto me at the commencement of 
Said Term. 

this Being your Suficant Warrent. 

Dated at Derrj-field this I?*'' Day of august Ad: 1772 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

We the imder Subscribers Select Men for the Town of 
Derryiield thought it proper to Insert the following articuls 
in this warrent. — 

l-dly to Se if the Town alow the Jury men aney thing 
for their Services as Jury Men for the Time by past and If 
aney thing how much 

2-dly to Se how Much the Town will alow those that are 
to Serve for the Insuing year. 

Dated at Derryfield this 17"^ Day of August 1772 

William Mac Clintok 
Alexander Maemurphy 

Select Men 

Province of New Hempshire. Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
September, the 3^^ Day 1772. 

by vertue of this presept I have given warning to all the 
freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield of time and place 
of meeting agreeable to the Vote of Said Town for Warning 
Jury mens Meeting and the articuls theirin asserted by me. 

John Griffon Constable 

Recorded this 5^^ Day of October 1772 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s at a meet- 
ing of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Derryfield Legely Caled 



178 MANCHESTEB HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

assembeled in the meeing House on the third Day of Septem- 
ber 1773 

Voted John Griffen moderator of Said meeting 

Voted Cap'° John moor for Grand Jurior for to Serve at 
his Majestys Superior Court of Jugicature to be hald at Am- 
hirst — 

Drew out of the Box for Petit Jury to Serve at Said Court 
Lev'" John Hall. 

Voted on the first articul which the Select men Inserted 
in the above warrent to alow those that has been alradey 
Drawn out of the Box to Serve at the Superior Court and 
Sessions two Dolers pr Man for those that hath apered at 
ither Court or Sessions as Petit Juryors 

Voted on the Second Dito to alow those that are Drawn 
as Petit Juryors for the Superior or Inferior Courts or Ses- 
sions for this Present year from the above Date to Recave two 
Dolers per man they apering at ither Court or Sessions 

Eecorded this 5'^ Day of October 1772 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s To John 
Griffen Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting. 

you are Hereby Required in his Majestyes Name to warn a 
meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield 
Qualifyed to Vote in Common Affairs of the town that they 
meet at their Meeting House upon Satterday the third Day 
of October next at three of the Clock in the afternoon on Said 
Day. 

1-dly to Chuse a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2-dly to Chouse one Good and LawfuU man to Serve on 
the grand Jury at the next Court of General Sessions of the 
peace to be holden at Amherst on the first thursday next fol- 
lowing the first tusday in October next. 

3-dly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on the 
Petit Jury at the aforSaid Court, and make return hereof 
with your Doings unto me at the Commencement of Said 
Term this Being your Sufecant warrent 

Dated at Derryfield this 19'*' Day of September, 1772. 

David Starrett Town Clerk 



EARLY EECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 179 

Province of Newhempshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
October the 3* Day 1772— 

by vertue of this presept I have givin warning to all the 
freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield of Time and place 
of meeting agreeable to the Vote of Said Town for warning 
Jury mens meetings and the articuls theirin asserted by me. 

John Griffen Constable 

Eecorded this 16"^ Day of October 1773—. 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s at a meet- 
ing of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Derryfield Legely Caled 
and assembeled in the meeting house on the 3* Day of Octo- 
ber, 1772 

Voted Samuel Boyd moderator of Said meeting 

Voted John hervey for Grand Jurior for to Serve at the 
next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to be holden at 
Amhirst. 

then Drew out of the Box for petit Jury to Serve at Said 
Court John perham 

Eecorded this 16th Day of October. 1772. 

David Starrett Town Cleric 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

A List of the Province County and Town Bates Commited 

to John Griflien Constable for the Town of Derryfield for the 

year Anno Que domini 1772 — 

£ s d f 

Samuel Boyd 9 11 

Nathaniel Boyd 7 10 2 

Michael Mac Clintok 0640 

William Mac Clintok Juner 5 2 2 

James Parce 9 2 

William Hall 0440 

Hugh Smith 0522 

John Dickey 0992 

John Mac Clintok 11 9 2 



180 MANCHESTEB HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

William Gamble 11 8 

Eobert Cuningham 0552 

Liv*° John Hall 13 3 2 

Daniel Hall 0980 

Ebenezer Stavens 11 9 3 

Joseph masten 0090 

Hugh Tompson 0800 

Dines Woods 0440 

Liv'" Daniel Mae Neall 0730 

Moses Senter 11 11 

Widow Kuss 11 3 

Ensn Samuel Stark 0790 

Levtn James Mac Galley 0790 

Eobert Clark 0743 

Gaptn John Stark 17 6 3 

Jacob Bartlet 0640 

William Garr 13 7 

Joseph Griffen 0900 

Banjamen Stavens 0698 

Ezeikel Stavens 13 5 3 

Abraham Merrill 18 8 

Abraham Merrill Juner 06100 

Jonathan Merrill 0743 

Banjamen Baker 13 4 

John Griffen 13 5 3 

Joseph George 7 10 3 

William Nutt 9 11 

Thomas Newman 0470 

Coll John Goffe 15 

Ensn Samuel Moor 11 2 

Abraham Moor 0440 

James Gordon 0440 

John Eand Esq' 5 11 3 

John Kider 4 10 

James Mac Night 14 3 

David Mac Night 0553 

Elezer Eobbens 10 11 



- EAELY RECOEDS OF DEKRYFIELD. 181 

Sesare Griffen 0582 

Captn William parham . . . • 9 11 

John perham 10 2 

Joseph macfarland 0440 

Cherles Emerson 11 9 2 

George Emerson 0440 

John Hervey 1190 

William perham Jimer 01102 

John Eaiy 0440 

Jonathan Ladd 0440 

Dinnis Cotton 0440 

David Starrett 14 7 2 

William Mae Clintok 12 10 

Capn Alexander Mac Murphy 11 2 

Cap'" John Moor 12 11 2 

Daniel Blodget of Litchfield 13 

James Liyion of Londonderry 6 

Robert Mac Clure Dito 0030 

James Carr of haverhill 0260 

Margret Boyd widow 0112 

27 8 6 

William Mac Clintok 
John Moor 

Alexander mac Murphy 
Select Men 

Recorded this 27"^ Day of October Annoque Domini 1772— 
David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of 'New Hempshire Hillsborough s s To John 
Griffen Constable for the Town of Derryfield in the province 
of New Hampshire and County of Hillsborough Greeting. 

In his Majestyes Name you are Required to Levey and Col- 
lect off the Seveirall persons Naamed in the List herewithin 
Commeted unto you Each one his Respective proporcion there- 
in Seat Down The Sum Total of Said List of Assessment is 
a tax Laid on the male polls Estates and Incomes of the In- 



182 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

habitants of the Afore Said Town of Derryfield for the Suport 
and maintanence of Said province and County of Hillsbor- 
ough to which we Blonge. and the Eemander of Said List for 
Defring the Charge of Said Town for the presant year, and 
you are to pay to the Trasurer of Said Province for the Time 
being the Sum of Nine pounds Teen Shillings Lawfull money 
the first Day of January Next, as Likewise you are to pay to 
the Trusurer of the afore Said County the Sum of Five 
pounds Twelve Shillings and four pance Lawfull money, on 
or Before the fifth Day of December next, and pay the Whole 
of the Eemander of Said List to us or our Order or to the 
Select men for the Time Being or to their order and make 
up the Whole of your Collection of the Whole Sum of Said 
List at or Before the first Monday of February next, and if 
aney person or persons Named in Said List Shall Neglect or 
Eefuse to pay the Sum or Sums Whereat he or they are 
therein Eespeetively assesed you are to Observe and follow 
the Derictions in the Law in Lavying and Cullecting the 
same. 

Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield afore Said 
this Nineteenth Day of October in the Twelvth year of his 
Majestys Eeigen Anno Que Domini one Thousand Seven Hun- 
dred and Seventytwo. 

William Mac Clintok 
John Moor 

Alexander Mac Murphy 
Select Men 

Eecorded this 27'*^ Day of October 1772 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Than Laid out a High way for the use and Benefit of the 
Town of Derryfield Begining as foloweth (viz) Begining at 
the South Wast Corner of William perham Juners fance upon 
the Eoad Leading from Said perhams to Co" John Goffes and 
from thance northwardly as fare as the afore Said perhams 
fance at present Equelly upon the afor Said perham and John 
Harvey Land, from thance the nearest and bast way to a pine 



EARLY BECOEDS OF DERKYFIEU). 183 

tree marked H. near to the old Eoad Leading to Merrills Cor- 
ner from thance the nearest and Bast Way to the afore Said 
Merrills Corner near to Joseph Georges. N: B: 

Wee alow the afore Said Eoad to be three Roods wide, and 
wee alow three Shillings pr accer for So much as Said Eoad 
takes up or the Land that is Eeserved for High ways. 

Dated at Derryfield this 12"^ Day of November, 1772 

William mac Clintok 
John Moor 
Alexander macmurphy 

Select Men 
Recorded this 24 Day of ISTovember 1772 

pr David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s To John 
Griffen Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting. 

you are Eequired to warn all the free houlders and Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Derryfield Qualefyed by Law to Vote 
in town meetings that they meet at their meetinghouse in 
Derryfield the first Monday of march next at teen of the 
Clock in the forenoon to act on the following pertickquelers 
(viz) 

1-ly to Chous a moderator to Eegulat Said meeting — 

2-ly to hear the town accounts and to aprove or Disaprove. 

3-ly to Chouse all the Town Oif esers for the presant year — 

4-ly to See how much money the Town will Eeas for 
preehing for the present year and Chouse Som person or per- 
sons to obtain preehing for the present year. 

5-ly to See what method the Town will take for the suport- 
ing of Elesibath Marcey for the present year. 

6-ly to See if the will alow aneything to the petit jurymen 
that may have to atend Courts for the present year, and how 
much. 

7-ly to See if the Town will Ease any money to Eepair 
their meetin House and how much. 

8-ly to See how much money the town will Ease to De- 
fray the Charges of the Town for the present year. 



184 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

91y to See how much money the Town will Ease for Doing 
the wourk on their high ways for the presant year. 

10-ly to See what method the Town will take for warning 
Town Meetings for the presen year, & this shall be your 
Sufecant warrent 

Given under our hands & seal this 12"^ Day of February 
1773. 

Will'" MacClintok 
John Moor 
Alex' MacMurphy 

Select men 
Recorded this 2* Day of October 1773. 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
March the 1*^ Day 1773 

by Vertue of this precept I have Given warning to all the 
freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town of time and Place of 
Meeting according to the Vote of Said Town for warning 
Town meeings and the articuls therein asserted 

pr John Griffen Constable 

Recorded this 2"^ Day of October 1773. 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 
at a meeting of the freeholders Inhabitants of the Town of 
Derryfield Legely Caled and Being Assembled in their meet- 
ing house upon the 1* Day of March 1773 

Voted Cap*" John Stark moderator of Said meeting — 
Voted to ajourn this meeting to Lev'" John Halls house, 
then meet according to ajournment the Moderator & Clerk 
present and the meeting caled. 

Voted to Carry on this meeting by powling 
Voted to alow the Town accompts as they have been Read 
in Said meeting in the following mennor (viz) 

Province of Newhampshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
February the 26"" Day 1773 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 185 

We the Subscribers a Committee Chousen in behalf of 
Said Town to Exemin the Select mens accounts for the year 
1773, and accordingly we meet one Day with the Select men 
and Constable and Cast the List and finds the Sum of 
£37=8=6=0 

Said List was Commeted unto the hands of John Griffen 
for to Collect off the Inhabitants of Said Town in Said yiar 
1773. and the Said Selectmen and Constable Discharges them 
Selves of Said List in the following mennor (viz) 

£ s d f 

to the province Treasurer 9 10 

paid to the County Treasurer as by his Eecpt . 5 13 4 

paid to Will" Mac Clintok for services as Select 

man in the year 1772 order 18 

paid to Cap*'" Alex' maemurphy for Services as 
Select man in Said year & for hasps & Stapels 
for the Gate of the pound as by order ... 19 

paid to Cap''' John moor for Services as Select 

man in Said year Do 14 

paid to David Starrett for his Services as Town 

Clerk and Counter in Said year 13 

paid to John macclintok for Jurymans Services 

in the year 1769 Do 13 

paid to Lev'" John hall for Jurymans Services in 

the year. 1773 as Do 13 

paid to Es" Samuel moor for Jurymans Ser- 
vices in Said year as Dito 13 

paid to Will™ perham Juner for Jurymans Ser- 
vices in Said year Dito 13 

paid to John perham for Jury mans Services in 

Said year Dito 12 

Paid to Cap*" John Stark for Counting with the 

Select Men & Constable said year .... 3 

Paid to John Griffen Constable for warning out 
of Town Jones Coten and Wife and Child and 
Robert macnight Wife and Children ... 4 



186 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Paid to Lev*° John hall for Entertaining the 

menesters in Said 1772 0360 

Paid to Co"^ John Goffe for paying the minestors 
for priching in the year 1773 and for inter- 
taining Said minestors at his house as by his 
recept 3 16 

Totel in Lawfull money 25 10 10 

March the l*"^ Day 1773 
this may Certify the Town of Derryfield 

that wee have Carfully Exemined the 

Vouchers and Saw proper ( — ) to the 

Dis Charge of the above Som of . . . £25=10=10=0 
Excep the province Trasurers Eecpt the 

Constable had not Eecived. and there 

Eemains Due to Balence Said List whicli 

is in the Constabels hands the Sum of . 1=17= 8=0 



£27= 8= 6=0 



which Sum Said Constable Gave his Note for to the Select 
men for the timebeing. 

Sertifyed by us. 

John Stark, 
David Starret 
Countrs 

Memramdum paid Co^^ John Goffe one pound four shil- 
lings in full for Swaring the town officers for teen years (viz) 
from the year 1763 to the year 1773. Said mamremdum was 
maid by us the Subcribers &c 

Recorded this 2* Day of October 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Voted David Starret Town Clerk for Said year 
Voted three Select men for the present year 
Voted Cap'" John Stark, Samuel Boyd, and Lev"' James 
iTiaccalley, Select men 

Voted Ezeikel Stavens Constable for the present year. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 187 

Voted En™ Samuel Stark, Jonethan merrill, Cap''' John 
moor, William perham Juner, James pairce and Cap'° Alex- 
ander macmurphy Sm-veyors high ways for the prs* year 

Voted the Select men fence viewers and pricesers of Dam- 
iges, for Said year 

Voted William perham Juner, and Joseph George tything- 
men for the Said year 

Voted En^" Samuel moor, Ebenezer Stavens, and David 
Starret, Surveyors of Loumber 

Voted Eobert Cuningham, and Benjamen Baker, Hogg 
Eeves for said year 

Voted Lev*° John Hall, and David, Starret, to Count with 
the Seelct men and Constable in behalf of Said town for the 
present year. 

Voted Cor^ John Goffe, and Cap*° John Stark, Dear Ceep- 
ers for Said year 

Voted on the fourth Articul in the Warrent that the Select 
men is to provide preching for the present year and to Ease 
money of the Inhabitants for to pay for preching if aney is 
had N: B: the preching is to be this year if aney Betwen 
the munth of April and November. 

Voted on the fifth articul in the Warrent that John perham 
is Imployed to to Suport Elisabeth Marey a poor gearl three 
munths from the above Date She Eemaining in her former 
halth and for which the Said perham is to Eeceiv from the 
Town Eighteen Shillings Lawfull money. 

Voted on the Sixth Dito, to alow those that Attend at ither 
Court or Sessions for the present year, twelve Shillings pr man. 

Voted on the Seventh, Dito Not to Eais any money for to 
Eepair our meeting house at present. 

Voted on the Eighth Dito, that the Select men have powr 
to Collect as much money for Defraying the Charge of the 
Town as they Shall think proper. 

Voted on the Ninth Dito, that the Select men have power 
to Collect as much Money for Duing the high way wourk as 
they See Cause. 

Voted on the tenth Dito, that it Shall be Sufecant for Warn- 



188 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

ing town meetings for the present year, for the Constable to 
post a Coppy of the warrents, at John Rands Esqr M"' Abra- 
ham Merrills and Lev*" John Halls, and for Jury mens meet- 
ings a Coppy to be posted only at the Said Halls. 

Eecorded this 2* Day of October 1773 

David Starrett Tow Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s to Ezikel 
Stavens Constable for the Town of Derrefield Greeting 

You are Hereby Required in his majestys Name to Warn 
ameeting of the Free boulders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield 
Qualifyed to Vote in Common Affairs of the Town that they 
meet at their meeting House upon the first Day of April next 
at four of the Clock in the afternoon of Said Day. 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 

2-ly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on the petit 
Jury at the next Court of General Sessions of the peace, to be 
Holden at Amherst on the first thursday next following the 
first Tuesday in April next, and this Shall be Your Safecant 
Warrent. 

Dated at Derryfield this 3^^ Day of March 1773— 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Recorded this 2'" Day of October 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s Derry- 
field April the 1«^ Day 1773 

by Vertue of this presept I have Given warning to all the 
freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town of time and place of 
meeting according to the Vote of Said Town for warning 
JuryMens meetings and the articuls therein asserted 

per me Ezeikel Stavens, Constable. 

Recorded this 2*'^ Day of October 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s 

At a Meeting of the free boulders Inhabitants of Derry- 



EARLY RECORDS OF DBRRYFIELD, 189 

field Legely Caled and Assembeled in their meeting house 
upon the 1*^ Day of April 1773. 

Voted David Starret Moderator of Said Meeting. 

then Drew Out of the Box James pairce for Jury Man. 

Eecorded this 2''' Day of October, 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of jSTewHampshire Hillsborough s s To Ezeikel 
Stavens Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting, 

You are hereby Eequired in his majestyes Name to warn a 
Meeing of the freehoulders inhabitants of Said Town Quali- 
fyed to Vote in Common Affairs of the Town that they meet 
at their meeting House upon the first Day (of) July next at 
four of the Clock in the After noon on Said Day. 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting. 

2-dly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on the 
petit Jury at the next Court of General Sessions of the peace 
to Be holden at Amherst on the first thirsday next following 
the first Tuesday in July next, and this Shall be your Sufceant 
warrant. 

Dated at Derryfield this 10* Day of June, 1773. 

David Starret Towti Clerk 

Recorded this 21* Day of October 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
July the 1* Day 1773. 

In Abedance to the With precept I have Given warning 
to all the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town of the time 
and Eands of meeting. According to the Vote of Said Town 
for warning Jury mens meeting and the Articuls therein As- 
serted. 

pr Ezeikel Stavens Constable 

Eecorded this 21* Day of October 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 



190 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

At A Meeting of the freehoulders inhabitants of Derryfield 
Leguly warned and assembled in the meeting house upon the 
first Day of July 1773 

Voted David Starret Moderator of Said meeting, then 
Drew out of the box in the face of Said meeting Cap*° William 
perham for Jury man 

Eecorded this 21"" Day of October 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 

province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s to Ezekiel 
Stavens Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in his majestyes name to warn a 
meeting of the freehouldors Inhabitants of Said Town Quali- 
fyed to Vote in Common Affairs of the Town that they Meet 
at their meeting House upon the 6'*^ Day of September next at 
four of the Clock in the Afternoon on Said Day. 

1-ly to Choues A moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 
2-dly to Draw two men Out of the Box to Serve on the 
petit Jury at the next Superior Court of Judicature to be 
hald at Amharst on the Second Tuesday of September next. 
And this Shall be your Sufacant warrent 
Dated at Derryfield this 9"^ Day of Auguest. 1773. 

David Starret Clerk 

Eecorded this 21'^ Day of October, 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough S S Derryfield 
September the 6"^ Day 1773 

by Vertue of this presept I have given warning to all the 
free holders In habitants of Said town of the time and Bands 
of meeting According to the Vote of Said town for warning 
Jurymens meetings and the Articuls therein Asserted. 

pr Ezekiel Stavens, Constable 
Eecorded this 21'*^ Day of October, 1773. 

David Starret Clerk 



EAELY EECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 191 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s At a meet- 
ing of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Derryfield Liegely 
warned and Assembeled in the meeting house upon the 6*"* 
Day of September, 1773. 

Voted Cap*"^ John Stark Moderator of Said meeting then 
Drew out of the Box in the face of Said meeting Cap'" 
Alexander Macmurphy and William Mac Clintok to Serve on 
the petit Jury. 

Eecorded this Sl'"^ Day of October 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s to Ezekiel 
Stavens Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting. 

You are hereby Required in his majestyes name to warn a 
meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town Quali- 
fyed to Vote in Town meetings that they meet at their Meet- 
ing house upon the first Day of October next at three of the 
Clock in the Afternoon on Said Day — 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2-dly to Chouse one man to Serve on the Grand Jury at 
the next Court of General Sessions of the pace, to be holden 
at Amherst on the first thursday in October next. 

3-dly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on the 
petit Jury at Said Court, and this Shall be your Sufecant \var- 
rent. 

Dated at Derryfield this 18''' Day of September 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
October the T' Day 1773 

by Vertue of this precept I have given Warning to all the 
frehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town of time and Eands of 
Said meeting agreable to the Vote of Said Town for warning 
Jury mens meetings and the articuls therein Asserted. 

pr me Ezekiel Stavens Constable 

Eecorded the above warrent and the Eeturn this 21* Day 

of October 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 



192 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Pro-vince of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s At a 
meeting of the free houlders Inhabitants of Derryiield Leguly 
warned and assembled in the meeting house upon the first 
Day of October 1773— 

Voted Liv*^° John hall Moderator of Said Meeting 
Voted Lev*" James Mae Galley to Serve on the Grand Jury, 
then Drew out of the Box in the face of Said meeting Ben- 
jamen Baker to Sarve on the petit Jury. 

Eecorded this 21* Day of October 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s A List of 
the province and Town Rates Commited to Ezekiel Stavens 
Constable for the Town of Derryfield in the year Ad 1773 — 

£ S (1 t 

Gap*° John Stark 1300 

Lev*" James Mac Galley 0750 

En=" Samuel Stark 0640 

John Eay 4 8 

Eobert Clark 8 6 

Widdow Russ 0140 

Joseph GrifEen 10 3 

Benjamin Stavens 0580 

Ezekiel Stavens 13 10 

Abraham Merrill 1130 

Abraham Merrill Juner 0770 

Joseph George 0680 

Banjamin Baker 13 4 

John Greffen 9 5 

William Nutt 10 

Cap*" John moor 14 1 

Cor"! John Goffe 18 4 

En=° Samuel Moor 0970 

James Mac Night 11 6 

Cap*° William Perham 12 8 

John Perham 10 6 

Charles Emerson 12 4 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 193 

John Hervey 1140 

John Hervey Juner 0400 

William Perham Juner 01180 

William Mac Clintok 13 3 

John Mae Clintok 17 5 

Michael Mac Clintok 0600 

William Mac Clintok Juner 7 10 

James Peirce 12 1 

Cap*" Alexander Mac Murphy 8 6 

William Gamble 14 1 

John Dickey 11 4 

David Starret 14 9 

Daniel Hall 10 8 

Hugh Tompson 0450 

Ebenezer Stavens 11 3 

Thomas Newman 0450 

Robert Cuningham 5 3 

David Maenight 0130 

Nathanil Boyd 0880 

Margaret Boyd widow 0030 

Samuel Boyd 10 

Lev'° John Hall 13 6 

Benjamin Cromby 11 3 

Zachariah Eastman 0400 

William Brown 0400 

thomas Powell 0400 

Barber Lessly 0160 

Daniel Blodget of Lithfield 3 3 

John Griffen Juner 0400 

James Lyon of Londonderry 10 

Eobert Mac Glower Dito 0600 



The Totel of Both Colloms is £24 11 7 

A true List pr us 

John Stark 
James Mac Galley 

Select Men 
Piecorded this 25"' Day of October 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 



194 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of 'New Hampshire Hillsborough s s To Ezekil 
Stavens Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

in his Majestyes Xame you are Eequired to Levey and Col- 
lect of the Severall persons Named in the List hear Within 
Commeted unto you Each one his Eespecttive preporsion 
therein Sat Down 

The sum Total of Said List of Assessment is a tax Laid on 
the Male polls Estates and Incoms of the Inhabitants of the 
afore Said Town of Derryfield for the Suport and Maintain- 
ence of Said Province and the Remainder of Said List for De- 
fraying the Charges of Said Town for the Present year and 
you are to pay to the Trasurer of Said Province for the time 
Being the Sum of Seven Pounds four Shillings LawfuU Money 
on or Before the Twenty fifth Day of December next and pay 
the whole of the Remainder of Said List to us or our order, 
and make up the Whole of Your Collecttion of the Whole 
Sum of Said List at or Before the first Monday of Feburary 
next and if aney person or persons Named in Said List Shall 
Neglect or Refuse to pay the sum or sums wharat he or they 
are therein Respectively assessed you are to Observe and fol- 
low the Derections in the Law in Lavying and Collecting the 
Same, & Given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield afore 
Said this twenty Second Day of October Ano Que Domini 1773 

John Stark 
James Maccalley 

Select Men 

Recorded this BS''' Day of October 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough 
A List of the County Rate Commeted to Ezekiel Stavens 
Constable for the Town of Derryfield for the year 1773 

£ S (I f 

Capt° John Stark 11 

Levt° James Mac Calley 0382 

En'" Samuel Stark 3 2 — 

John Ray 2 4 — 



EAKLY KECOKDS OF DERRYFIELD. 195 



Eobert Clark 4 

Widow Eiiss 

Joseph Griffen 5 

Benjamin Stavens 2 

Ezekiel Stavens 6 

Abraham Merrill 10 

Abraham Merrill Juner 3 

Jonethan Merrill 3 

Joseph George 3 

John Griffen 9 

Benjamin Baker 6 

Cap'° John Moor 7 

John Griffen Juner 2 

En=° Samuel Moor 7 

James Macnight 5 

James Carr of haverhill 10 

Capt"^ William Perham 6 

John Perham 5 

John Harvey 10 

John Harvey Juner 2 

Cherls Emerson 6 

William Perham Juner 5 

William Mac Clintok 6 

John Mac Clintok 8 

Michael Mae Clintok 3 

William Mac Clintok Juner 3 

James Pairce 6 

Cap*" Alexander Macmurphy 4 

William Gambel 7 

Johsn Dickey 5 

David Starret 7 

Daniel Hall 5 

Hugh Tompson 2 

Ebenezer Stavens 5 

Thomas Newman 2 

Eobert Coningham 2 

William Nutt 5 



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8 





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8 





9 


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4 


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8 


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10 


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6 


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2 


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196 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

David Macnight 

Nathaniel Boyd 

William hall 

Margaret Boyd Widow 

Eobert M-^ Night 

Samuel Boyd 

Liv^° John Hall 

Benjamin Crombie 057 — 

Zachariah Eastman 03— — 

William Brown 03 

thomas Powell 03 

Barber Lassely 0012 

Ebenezer Stavens the 3 0600 

James Lyon of Londonderry B — 

Eobert Macclower Dito ."5 — 

Moses Senter 1000 

Cor" John Goffe 0973 

Daniel Blodget of Lithfield 111 



14 13 10 1 
Recorded this 39"' Day of November Ad 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s To Ezekiel 
Stavens Constable for the The Town of Derryfield Greeting 

in his Majestyes Name you are Eequired to Leviy and Col- 
lect of the Severall persons Named in the List herewith com- 
meted to You each one His Eespacttive Proporcion therein 
Sat Down the Sum total of Said List of assessment is a tax 
Laid on the mail polls Estats and Incoms of the Inhabitants 
of Said Town for the Suport and Mantancenee of Said County 
and the Remainder of Said List for Defraying the Charges of 
Said Town for the Present year and you are to pay to the 
Tresurer of Said County the Sum of Nine pounds one Shil- 
ling and nine pance LawfuU money on or Before the twenty 
fifth Day of December next and pay the whole of the re- 
mainder of Said List to us or our order and pay the whole of 
your Collection of the whole Sum of Said List at or Before the 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 197 

third Monday in February next, and if aney person or per- 
sons Named in Said List Shall neglect or Kefuse to pay the 
Sum or Sums whereat he or they ar therein Eespacttively as- 
sessed you are to follow the Derecttions in the Law in Leving 
and Collecting the Same Giving under our Hands and Seal 
at Derryfield afore Said this 16*^ Day of November 1773 

John Stark 
James MacCalley 
Select Men 
Eecorded this SS"* Day of November 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s To Ezekiel 
Stavens Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Eequired in his majestyes name to Warn a Meet- 
ing of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said town Qualifyed 
by Law to Vote in town meetings that they meet at their 
meeting house in Said Derryfield upon Monday the Sixth 
Day of September Next at one of the Clock in the after noon 
on Said Day 

1-ly to Chuse a moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 

2-ly to See if the Inhabitants of Said town Will Vote to 
Give the Eev"^ George Gilmore a Call to the Worke of the 
Menestry in Said Derryfield to be their Menester 

3-ly to See how much yearly Salery they Will Vote the 
Said Gilmore if he Except their Call. 

4-ly to Se how much Setelmen Money they Will Vote 
the Said Gilmore if he Except their Call. 

5-ly to See if they Will Vote to Sand a man or meen to 
treet With the Said Gilmore and agree about the Mater as 
the town pleceses to order, and this Shall be your Sufecant 
Warrent Geven under our Hands and Seal this 20*'' Day of 
August 1773 

Samuel Boyd 
James Mac Calley 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 16'^ Day of December 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 



198 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield September the 6*^^ Day 1773 
by Vertue of this presept I have geven Warning to all the 
free holders Inhabitants of Said Town of time and place of 
Meeting according to the Vote of Said Town for Warning 
Town Meetings and the articuls theirin aserted pr. me 

Ezekiel Stavens, Constable 

Eeeorded this IG^'' Day of December. 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield September the 6"^ Day 1773 

at a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Called and meet in their meeting house on Said Day. 
Voted Cap*" John Starke moderator to Regulate Said Meet- 
ing 

then Voted to Dismis the above warrant, but the town 
thought Best to Sand for the Rev'' George Gilmore, and it 
was put to vote and the Town voted to Sand for the Rev"^ 
George Gilmore as sun as poseble to Com and preach with us 
Eighth Days upon fourder Triel. 

Recorded this 16'^ Day of December 1773. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsboroough s s to 
Ezkiel tavens Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greet- 
ing 

You are Hereby Requered in his Majestyes, Name to warn 
a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town Qual- 
ifyed to Vote in Common afairs of the Town that they meet 
at their meeting House upon thursday the 23^^ day of Decem- 
ber next at one of the Clock in the after noon on Said Day 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Regulate Said meeting. 

2-ly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on the petit 
Jury at the next Court of General Sessions of the peace, to be 
holden at Amharst on the first thursday next following the 
first tuesday in Janewarey next. 

3-ly to See if the Inhabitants of Said Town will Vote to 
Give the Rev* George Gilmore a Call to the Work of the min- 
istry in Said Derryfield to be their seteled minister 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERBYFIELD. 199 

4-ly to See how much Money the Town will Vote the 
Eev* George Gilmore for his yearly Salary and for his Settle- 
ment. 

5-ly to See if the Town will Chouse a Commettee in order 
to treet with the Eev' George Gilmore npon the Settlement. 

6-ly to Here the Commettees Eeporte Ealateing the treete 
Beteen the Eev' George Gilmore and Said Commettee 

7-ly to See what method the Town will take to procure 
Elisabeth Marcy's Affects which was "Willd her by her father 
and this Shall be your Sufacant Avarrent 

Given Under our Hands at Derryfield this 30''" Day of 
November. 1773— 

David Starret Clerk 
James Mac Calley 
Samuel Boyd 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 25"' Day of December 1773* 

David Starre Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
December the 23'^ Day 1773— 

In abadence to the Within presept I have Given Warning 
to all the free holders Inhabitants of Said Town of the time 
and the Ends of Said Meeting Agreeable to the Vote of Said 
Town for warning Town meetings and the Articuls there- 
inwithin Asserted by me 

Ezekiel Stavens Constable 

Eecorded this 25"^ Day of December 1773 

David Starret Town Clerk 



*The census returns made in 1773 show the following number 
of people in Derryfield at the time, and the proportion of the 
sexes, both married and unmarried. 

Men, 16 to 60, unmarried, 28; married, 30; boys under 16, 77; 
men over 60 years, 7; total, 142. Women, unmarried, including' 
girls under marriageable age, 92; married, 40; widows, 3; total, 
135. Male slaves, 1; female slaves, 1. Whole number of inhab- 
itants, 279. — Ed. 



200 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Province of 'New Hempshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
December the 23"^ Day 1773 

at a meeting of the free houlders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Called and Convened in their meeting house on Said 
Day. 

Voted Cor" John GofEe Moderator of Said meeting. 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting to Lev'° John halls house, 
then meet according to Ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
present and the meeting Called, then Drew out of the Box 
Nethaniel Boyd for to Serve on the petit Jury at Amharst 
next Sessions then 

Voted on the third Articul in the Warrent to Give the 
Rev* George Gilmore a Call to the wourk of the Ministry to 
be our Settled minister in Said Town, then 

Voted on the fourth Articul in the warrent to Give the 
Eev* George Gilmore thirty Pounds Lawfull money in cash 
for his annual Settled yearly Salary So Long as he the Said 
Gilmore Contines to be our Settled minister in Said Town. 

Voted on the Said Articul to Give the Eev' George Gilmore 
for a Settlement thirty Pounds Lawfull money in Cash and 
Sixty Pounds Lawfull money to be paid in Labour at two Shil- 
lings Lawfiil pr Day for man and the Same for oxen, the 
Said Labour is to be paid in four years Commencing from the 
time that the Said Gilmore Excepts, and Settles with us in 
Said Town fifteen Pounds per year and the Above Cash within 
one year from Said time. 

Voted on the fifth articul in the warrent to Chuse a Com- 
mittee to treet with the Rev' George Gilmore Eelating the 
above Votes then 

Voted. David Starret, Samuel Boyd, John perham, and 
Lev*° James MacCalley to be the above Committee & make 
Report to the Town then 

Voted to ajourn this meeing till the third monday in feb- 
niary next to the house of Lev*° John halls at one of the 
Clock in the after noon on Said Day. 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 201 

Derryfield February the 31*" Day 1774. 
then Meet according to ajoumment the moderator and Clerk 
present and the meetin Caled. then 

Voted to Dismis the Sixth articul in the Warrant by Eeson 
that the above Committee had not Eeceived aney answer from 
the Eev' George Gilmore. 

Voted to Dismes the Seventh articul in the Said Warren t 
Likwayes 

Eecorded this 31* Day of February one thousand seven 
hundred and Seventy fore 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s to Ezekiel 
Stavens Constable for the Town of Derryfield greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired in his Majestyes name to warn 
all the free boulders Inhabitants of Said Town that they meet 
at their meeting House upon monday the Seventh Day of 
March next at teen of the Clock on Said Day. 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2-ly to hear the Town accounts Eade and to Approve or 
Dis approve 

3-ly to Chouse all their Town officers for the Insuing 
Year 

4-ly to See how much mony the Town Will Ease to hire 
^riching for the present year, and to apoint men to hire the 
Same. 

5-ly to See what method the Town will take for the Sup- 
port of Elisabeth Marcy for the Insuing year. 

6-ly to See if the Town Will Vote aney money for the 
Jury men that may have to attend at Court for the Insuing 
year ) 

7 to See what method the Town will take to Warn Town 
Meetings for the Insuing year. 

and this Shall be your Suficant Warrant 



202 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

giving under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this 2V-^ 
Day of February 1774 

John Stark 
James Maccalley 
Samuel Boyd 

Select Men 

Province of New Hempshire. Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
March the 7* Day 1774 

this may Sertify that I have gevin warning to all the free 
houlders Inhabitants of Said Town of the time and place and 
Ends of meeting agreeable to the Vote of the Town for warn- 
ing Town meetings asserted by me 

Ezekiel Stavens Constable 

Eecorded this 9*'' Day of September 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s Derryfield 
March the 7* Day 1774 

at a meeting of the freeholders Inhabitants of Said Derry- 
field Legely Called and Convened in their meeting house on 
Said day 

Voted Cor^ John goffe Moderator of Said meeting. 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to Lev*" John Halls house 
then mete according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
Present and the meeting Caled. 

Voted to alow Lev'° John Hall only part of his order for 
intertaining the Rev"^ Mr Davison one Sabath . . £0=4^0 
and for taking the invoice as is exprased in his 

order 0=6=0 

and for Counting with the Select Men for the year 

1773 0=2=0 

Voted on the Second articul to alow the whole of the Town 
accounts as the have Ben Bad in Said meeting. Except one 
Pound two Shillings and four Pance which was Voted not to 
be Alowed the Same Being Part of Lev*° John Halls Order. 



EARLY BECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. -03 

£ s (1 f 

th remainer of the Said accounts are in the fol- 
lowing order &c 12 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough 

s s Derryfield Febuary the 21«^ Day 1774 

W the Subscribers a Commettee Chousen in be- 
half of Said Town to Exeming the Select 
Mens accounts for the year 1773. and Ac- 
cordingly we mat on Said Day with the Said 
Select Men and Constable and Cast the Lists 
and finds the Sum of 38 19 11 1 

and Said Lists Was Commeted into the hands 
of Ezekiel Stavens Constable for to Collect 
and the said Select Men and Constabl Dis- 
chargees them Salves in the following men- 
nor (viz) 

Paid to the Province Treesurer as by his Ee- 

cept 7400 

Paid to the County Treesurer as by his Eecept 9 19 

paid to John parham for his Bording Elisabeth 

Marcy three months 18 

paid to Abraham Merrill for money Lant to 
Lev'° James Mc Calley to pay for priching 
four Dolers & one Doler for his Going to Am- 
hirst in Celeyes Case in Behalf of Said town 1 10 

paid to Cap*"" John Stark for one Day of the 
Re' M' Gorier priching as by the Said Starks 
Eecept 1400 

paid to Samuel Boyd for Cloths provided for 

Elisabeth Marcy 11 

paid to the Eev* georg Gilmore in part for 

priching as by his Eecept 3 6 

paid to Lev'° James M'' Calley for numbering 
the people and for Shifts for Elisabeth 
Marcy 13 5 3 



204 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

paid to David Starret for his Sarvices for Town 

Clerk in the year 1773 and for a Box to put 

the Jurymans Names in and for Counting 

with the Select men and Constable in Said 

year 18 

paid to Jams pairce for his Sarvices for Jury 

man in Said year 13 

paid to Cap*° Will™ Parham for his Sarvices for 

Juryman in Dito 13 

paid to Will" Macclintok for his Sarvices for 

Jury man in Dito 13 

paid to Cap'° Al'^ Macmurphy for his Sarvices 

for Juryman in Dito 13 

paid to Benjamin Baker for his Sarvices as 

Jury man in Dito 13 

paid to Natheniel Boyd for his Sarvices for 

Jury man in Dito 13 

Abated Benjamin Stavens his pole Eate for 

Said year 0600 

Abated part of Moses Senters Rates for Said 

year 0630 

Abated part of John macclintoks Eates for 

Said year 10 3 

paid to Samuel Boyd for his Sarvices for Select 

man and for a pare of Shous for Elisabeth 

Marcy in Said year 11 

paid to Lev'" James maecalley in part for his 

going to Amhirst in Behalf of the Town on 

Celeys Case 1 13 

paid to Samuel Boyd towards paying for prich- 

ing in Said year as By his Recept .... 3 IS 
paid to Lev*" John hall in part of his Demand 

for Intartaing the Minestars and for taking 

the Invoice and for Counting with the Select 

men and Constable in Said year 1 11 1 

£37 9 8 



EARLY BECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 205 

Derryfield Mareh the 7^^ Day 1774. 

this Day w the above Committee Sateled with the Select 
man and Constable and we Saw proper Vouchers to the Dis 
Charge of £37^9^8=0 and their Remains to Balence the 

Lists the Sum of £1=10=3=1 

Which Sum Said Constable gave his note for to the Town 
Sertifyed By us & 

John Hall 
David Starret 

Com* 

Voted to Carey on this meeting by Fowling. 

Voted David Starret Town Clerk for the Corrant year 

Voted three Select men for Said year. 

Voted Levtn James maccalley. Samuel Boyd, and John 
Perham. Select men for the Insuing year 

Voted Cap'" William Parham Constable for the Insuing 
year. 

Voted James Pairce, John parham, John Dickey. Joseph 
farmer, Joseph george, and Ezekil Stavens, SurVayers of high 
ways. 

Voted the Select men fance Vowers and prisers of Dami- 
ages for Sd year 

Voted Joseph George, and ISTatheniel Boyd, tything men for 
Said year 

Voted David Starret, En^° Samuel moor, and Ezekiel Sta- 
vins. Survayers of Lumber, for Said year 

Voted Lev'° John Hall, and Joseph George Hogg Eeves 
for Said year 

Voted Lev'° James Maccalley, and Cap'° John Moor, Deer 
Ceepers for the present year. 

Voted Cap'" John Stark, and Lev'" John Hall Town Count- 
ers, for the Insuing year. 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting to the Last niondy of March 
Instant to Lev'" John Halls Chamber at one of the Clock 
after Noon 



206 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

March the 28"^ Day 1774 

Then Meet according to Ajournraent the Moderator and 
Clerk present and the Meeting Called. 

Voted to Dismis the fourth Articul in the Warrent at 
present. 

Voted that William Parham Suport Elisabeth Marcy with 
a Suficancy of Victouls and Loging for the Tarm of one year 
from the above Date and to Eeturn her in Cloths as well as 
he now finds her for which the Town is to pay the Said Par- 
ham three Pounds Lawfull Money 

Voted to alow the Petit Jury men for there attendance at 
Coort or Sessins for the Insuing year twelve Shillings Lawfull, 
per man 

Voted that it Shall be Lawful to warn Town and Jury 
meetings as has ben youasel for the Present year 

iST: B: the Constabl is to Post a Coppy of the warrint for 
Town meetings at m'' J. Rands at Robert Clarks and at Lev'" 
John Hhalls and for the Jury meetings only at Lev'° John 
Halls & 

Recorded this 15* Day of September 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s to Cap*" 
"William Parham Constable for the Town of Derryfield Greet- 
ing. 

You are hereby Required in his Majestyes Name to warn a 
meeting of the free Houlders Inhabitants of Said Town that 
they meet at their meeting house upon the Last Monday of 
march Instant at two of the Clock after noon on Said 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Regulate Said meeting. 

2-ly to Draw out of the Box one man to Serve on the 
petit Jury at the next Court of General Sessions of the pace, 
to be holden at Amhirst on the first thursday nex following 
the first Tuesday of April next, and this be your Sufeeant 
warrent 

Given under my hand at Derryfield this 7'^ Day of March 
1774. 

David Starret Town Clerk 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD, 207 

Hillsborough s s. Derryfield March the 28"^ Day 1774. 

this may Sertify that I have Giving warning to all the 
free Houlders Inhabitants of Said Town of the time place 
and Ends of meeting agreeable to the Vote of the Town for 
warning Jury mens meetings 

asserted by me. & 

William Parham Constable 

Eecorded this 15*'' Day of September 1774. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March the 28"' Day 1774 

at a meeing of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Caled and Convened in their meeting house. 

Voted David Starret Moderator of Said meeting. 

then Drew out of the Box to Sarve on the petit Jury at 
said Court Abraham Merrill Juner. 

Eecorded this 15"^ Day of September 1774. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s To Cap'" 
"William Parham Constable for the town of Derryfield. Greet- 
ing 

You are hereby Bequired in his Majestyes Name to warn a 
meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town that 
they meet at their meeting House uppon the first Day of 
July next at five of the Clock afternoon on Said Day. 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting. 

2-ly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on the Petit 
Jury at the next Court of General Sessions of the Pace to be 
holden at Amhirst on the first Thursday Next following Tues- 
day of July next, and this shall be your Suficant Warrent 

Given under my hand at Derryfield this this IS''' Day of 
June 1774. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s. Derryfield July the I"' Day 1774 
this is to Sertify that I have Given warning to all the free 
houlders Inhabitants of Said Town of the Time place and 



208 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Ends of meeting agreeable to the Vote of the Said Town for 
warning Jury meeting, pr me 

William Parham Constable 

Eecorded this IT''^ Day of September 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield July the 1"' Day 1774 

at a meeing of the free houlders Inhabitants of Said Town, 
Legely Caled and Convend in their meeting house. 

Voted Lev*" John Hall Moderator of Said meeting. 

then Drew out of the Box to Serve on the Petit Jury at Said 
Court of Sessions, P^zekil Stavens & 

Recorded this 17*'' Day of September 1774 

David Starrett Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s to Cap*" 
William Parham Constable for the Town of Derr}'field 

Greeting You are hereby Required in his majestyes name 
to warn a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said 
Town that they meet at their meeting house uppon Tuesday 
the 26*'' day of July instant at four of the clock afternoon on- 
said day 

lly to chouse a Moderator to regulate said meeting 

21y to See how much money the town will Rase to pay for 
priching for the present year. 

3-ly to See what method the Town will take to obtain 
priching for the present year. 

4-ly to See if the town will appoint a man or men to 
provide priching for the present year. & this Shall be your 
suficant warrent Given under our hands at Derryfield this 

18"' Day of July 1774 

Samuel Boyd 
John Parham 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s. Derryfield July the 26*" Day 1774 

this May Sertify that I have Given warning to all the free- 



EARLY EECOKDS OF DERRTFIELD. 209 

Lonklers Inhabitants of Said town of the time place and Ends 
of holden Said meeting agreeable to a Vote of the Town. 
Sertifyed p'' Me, Wiliam Parham Constable 

Eecorded the IQ*"^ Day of September 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s, Derryfield July the 26'^ Day, 1774 

At a meeting of the free houlders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Called Conveind on Said Day. 

Voted Cor" John Goffe Moderator of Said meeting. 

then Voted fifteen Pounds Lawful! money to pay for prich- 
ing for the present year, and that Said money is to be priched 
out by the first of October next. 

then Voted Cor" John Goffe, and Cap*" John Stark, the 
Commettee to obtain Priching for the present year, untill the 
above money Be Expanded. 

Eecorded this Id"-^ Day of September 1774. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s to Cap*" 
William Parham Constable for the Town of Derryfield 

Greeting You are hereby Eequired in his majestyes name 
to warn a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said 
Town that they meet at their meeting house uppon the 19*^*^ 
Day of September Instant at four of the Clock afternoon on 
Said Day. 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting. 

2-ly to Chouse one man to Serve as a Grand Jurior at his 
Majestyes Superior Court of Judicature to be hald at Amhirst 
on the fourth tuesday of September Enstant. 

3-ly to Chouse one man to Serve on the Grand Jury at the 
next Court of General Sessions of the peace to be holden at 
Amhirst of the first Thursday next following the first Tues- 
day of October next. 

4-ly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on the 
petit Jury at the Said Court of Sessions, And this Shall Be 
your Sufecant warrent given-Under my hand at this 5*^ Day 
of September, 1774 by Order of Court. David Starret Clerk 



210 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield September the 19*^ Day 1774 
this is to Sertify that I have geven warning to all the free- 
houlders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield of the time place and 
F.nds of Meeting agreeable to the Vote of Said town. 

p'' me William Parham Constable 

l?<>corded this 17* Day of October 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s, Derryfield September the 19*^ Day. 1774 

at a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Caled and Conveined on Said Day. 

Voted Levtn John hall Moderator of Said meeting then 
Chouse John Parham to Serve on the grand Jury at his 
Majestyes Superior Court of Judicature. 

then Chouse Ebenezer Stavens to Serve on the grand Jury 
at the general Court of Sessions of the pace. 

then Drew out of the Box John Dickey to Serve on the petit 
Jury at the Said Court of Sessions. 

Eecorded this 17* Day of October 1774 David Starret 

Clerk 
Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s 
A List of the province County and Town Rates Commeted 
to Cap* William Parham Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field in the year 1774 

£ s d 

James Parise 11 

William Mac Clintok Junier 5 11 

Michael Mac Clintok 0670 

Benjamin Pilsbury 0613 

William Mac Clintok 17 3 

John Mac Clintok of hilsborough 13 3 

David Starret 1012 

Lav* John Hall 11 1 

Daniel Hall 10 9 

Ebenezer Stavens 13 3 

Hugh Tompson 0500 

Joseph Farmer 1130 



EAKLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 211 

Sarah Euss Widow 0553 

Eobert Clark , 0902 

John Eeay 0530 

Cap'° John Stark 1300 

Lev*" James Mae Galley 0983 

En"" Samuel Stark 10 1 

Joseph Griffen 10 5 3 

Ezekil Stavens 16 3 

Abraham Merrill 1460 

Abraham Merrill Junier 0873 

Jonathan Merrill 5 13 

David Merrill 6 9 

Joseph george 13 1 3 

Thomas Neuman 0460 

Benjamin Baker 15 

Jasse Baker 0460 

John griffen 13 8 1 

John griffen Junier 0460 

William Nutt 13 6 

Cap*° John Moor 1043 

Co" John Goffe 1300 

En™ Samuel Moor 19 8 1 

James Mac Night 13 6 

Cap*° WiUiam Parham 01632 

John Parham 16 3 3 

Charls Emerson 16 10 3 

Charls Emerson Junier 5 7 3 

John Harvey 1 13 3 2 

John Harvey Junier 0460 

William Parham Junier 01351 

Samuel Boyd 13 5 1 

Nathaniel Boyd 0981 

Margret Boyd Widow 0600 

Ebenezer Stavens the 3 9 

Cap*" Alexander macmurphy 19 9 3 

Benjamin Crombie 10 8 1 

Moses Crombie 0460 

John Dickey 13 3 



212 . MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

William Gamble 17 3 

Eobert Cmiingham 5 10 2 

Eobert Mac night 0460 

Ceasor Griffen 0643 

Cap'° Nathaniel Marten 0530 

David Macnight Oo90 

Aaron Crombie 0460 

Alexander Erwin 0600 

John Mac Clintok 0460 

Daniel Blodget of Lichfield 2 8 

James Lyon of Londonderry 13 

Eobert Mae Cluer of Dito 0070 

Joseph marston of Bakers Town 16 

Joshewa Blodget 0530 

34 6 3 

James Mac Galley 
Samuel Boyd 
John Parham 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 18''' Day of October 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) to Cap*^° William Parham Constable for the Town 
of Derryfield 

Greeting in his Majestyes name you are hereby Eequired 
to Levey and Colect of the Several persons named in the List 
hear with Commeted to you Each one his Eespecttive propor- 
cion therein Sat Down 

The Sum Totel of Said List of Assessment is a Tax Laid 
on the male polls Estats and Incums of the Inhabitants of 
the afore Said Town of Derryfield for the Suport and men- 
tancence of Said province and County to which we Belong 
and the Eemainder of Said List for Defraying the Chairges 
of Said Town for the Present year, and you are to pay to the 
Treshurer of Said Province, for the Time being the Sum of 
Three Pounds twelve Shilings LawfuU Money, as Likways 



EAKLY KECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 213 

you are to pay to the Treshurer of Said County three Pounds 
fifteen Shilling and Eleven Panee Lawfull Money, at or 
before the first Day of Janewarey Next Insuing the Date 
hereof, and pay the Whole of the Eemander of Said List to 
us or our order or to the Select men or there order for the 
time being, and make up the Wole of your Collecttion of the 
whole Sum. of Said List at or Before the Last Monday of 
February Next, and If aney person or persons named in 
Said List Shall Neglect or Eefuse to pay the Sum or Sums. 
Wharat he or they are theirin Eespactively Assed you are to 
observe and follow the Dereetions in the Law in Leven and 
Collecting the Same. 

Givin Under our hands and Seal at Derryfield afor Said 
this 17* Day of October, and in the fourteenth year of the 
Eeign of his Majesty George the third &. 1774 

Samuel Boyd 
John Parham 
James Mac Galley 

Select Men 
Eecorded this 18* Day of October 

David Starret Town Clerk 

then Laid out a hagh way for the use and Benefit of the 
Town, from Ebenezer Stavenss Hous As the path is Now 
trod to a pich pine tree marked, E: upon Soncook New Road 
Sow Called. 

Laid Out By us two Eods wide & — 

James Mac Calley 
Samuel Boyd 
John Parham 

Select Men 
Derryfield June the 10* Day, 1774 

Eecorded this 21* Day of October, 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

A TRANSCRIP OF A HaGH WaY — 

then Laid Out a High way for the use and Benefit of the 
Town of Derryfield three Eods wide. Begining at a pich pine 



214 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

tree and marked for a mile tree with the Laters, :W: M: and 
the Number, 25: upon Derryfield Line Joyning to the Eoad 
Laid out by Chaster. From thence by Marked trees as 
the path is now trood to the Corner of the pond the 
South Bach, and from thance, as the path is now trood 
to the Eoad Leading from Cap'" Alexander macmurphys 
to Londonderry and we Do alow for Said Land So taken 
up by us for Said Eoad high Way Land if aney ajoyning to 
the oweners of the Land to Whome the Eoad gows throw, or 
other wayes if no highway Land ajoyning we Do alow three 
Shillings per Acer. 
Laid ut by us. & 

Dated at Derryfield this 4"^ Day of June 1774 

Samuel Boyd 
John Perham 
James Mac Calley 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 21"' Day of October 1774 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Province of Newhampshire Hillillsborough s s 

(Seal) to Lev*" John Hall and Joseph Farmer yeoman 
Both of Derryfield Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired in his majestyes name to apprize 
a Certain Stray Heifer taken & Strayed by Ebenezer Stavens 
to be shoun to you by him you are to Set a Just & true Value 
upon her according to the best of your Judgments and you are 
to act Impartialy herein upon your oaths and make Eeturn 
to me of the Marks of Said Heffer both the Natural and 
Artiflcal — & of your Doings therin upon your Oaths "Without 
Loss of time — fail Not at your perrils. 

geven under my hand & Seal at Derryfield this 12"^ Day 
of December in the fifteenth year of his Majestyes Eeigen 

Anno Que Domini, 1774 

John GofEe 
Justice of Peace 



EAELY RECOEDS OP DERRYFIELD. 215 

Hillsborough s s December the 13** Day 1774 
Personaly appeared the Above Named Lev*" John Hall & 
Joseph farmer & Made Solem Oath that they had proceaded 
according to the above precept and have apprized the above 
Named Heffer Showen to them by M'' Ebenezer Stavens to be 
a Stray & finds her to be two yearold past and that She is 
Marked with a Crop on both Ears and a Slit in the ofi: Ear 
and has Som gray hairs in her tail and is of a Darke BrowD 
Collor & is Worth Seven Dollors to the best of oiir Judgment 
and no more & that they acted Impartialy in apprizing Said 
Heffer and vewing her Marks 

John Hall 
Joseph farmer 
Sworn befor John Goffe 

Justice of Peace 

Cost for Straying and Apprizing Said Heffer — 

to my Treble in Straying 12 

for writing Advertisements and Crying her in 

three Towns 30 

to warrant of Apprisment 3 

for Swaring the Prisers 30 

for the Apprisers time and Attendence two 

Days Each 90 

for filing papper and Attendence 3 

£1=10=0 
Alowed & John Goffe Justice of Peace 

Recorded this 14''' Day of December 1774 

David Starret Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 
To Cap*" William Parham Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield 

greeting You are hereby Required in his Majestyes Name to 
Warn a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town 
that they meet at their meeting house on the 30*'' Day of De- 
cember Instant at three of the Clock in the after Noon. 



216 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Regulate Said meeting 
2-ly to Draw one man from the Box to Serve on the Petit 
Jury at the next Court of general Sessions of the pace to be 
houlden at Amhirst on the first thursday next following the 
first Tuesday of January next and this Shall be your sufa- 
cant warrant Geven under my hand at Darryfield this 7"* 
Day of December, 1774. David Starret Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield December the 30"^ Day 1774 
this May Certifi that I have geven warning to all the free — 
houlders Inhabitants of Said Town of the time, place Eand 
of Meeting Agreeble to the Vote of Said Town 

pr me. William parham Costable 

Eecorded this 18"^ Day of January, 1775. 

David Starret Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield December the 30^ Day 1774 
at a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town 

Legely Called and Convined in their Meeting House on Said 

Day- 
Voted Lev'° John Hall Moderator of Said meeting, then 

Drew from the Box William Nutt to Serve on the petit Jury 

at the Above Said Court of general Sessions of the pace. 

Eecorded this 18"^ Day of January 1775. 

David Starret Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 
(Seal) To Cap*^"^ William Parham Constable for the Town 
of Derryfield. Greeting 

You are hereby Required in his Majestyes name to Warn a 
Meeting of the free Houlders Inhabitants of Said Town that 
they meet at their meeting house upon Monday the 16"" Day 
of January Instant at two of the Clock After noon 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 
2-ly to See if the Town Will Chouse a Man or Men as 
Deputie to gow to Exeter the 25"^ Day of January Instant in 
Behalf of Said town in order to meet with the Deputies from 
the Nabering Towns in Said Province. 



EABLY BECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 217 

3-ly to See if the Town will Abate Ebenezer Stavens the 
2 his Eeats "Wliich is in Cap'° Parhams List, 
and this Shall be your Safacant warrant 
geven under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this 2*^ Day 
of January 1775. 

Samuel Boyd 
John Parham 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield January the IG*"^ Day 1775 
this is to Certifi that I have geven warning to all the free 
Houlders Inhabitants of Said Town of the Time and place and 
Lands of Meeting agreeable to the Vote of Said Town for 
Warning Town Meetings 

Certified by me William Parham Constable 

Eecorded this 18*"^ Day of January 1775 

David Starret Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield January the 16''' Day 1775 

at a Meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Called and Convined in their Meeting house on Said 
day 

Voted Cap*° John Stark Moderator of Said Meeting. 

Voted on the Second articul nor to Sand a man to Exeter 
"but that the Select Men Sand a Latter to Said Exeter and 
Insert in Said Later that the Said Town will be their Eiquel 
proporcion of money that Shall hearafter arise toward paying 
the Cost of the General Congrass as aney other Town in the 
Province. 

Voted on the third articul not to abate Ebenezer Stavens 
his Eeats. 

Eecorded this 18* Day of January 1775, 

David Starret Clerk 

Province of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To Cap' William Parham Constabl for the town of 

Derryfield 

Greeting You are Hereby Eequired In his Majestyes Nam 

to Warn a Meeting of the free Houlders & Inhabitants of 



218 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Sd town that they meet at ther Meeting House upon Monday 
the Sixth day of March nixt at teen of the Clock in the fore 
noon 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting — 

2-ly to hear the town acounts Eead & to approve or dis- 
aprove of them 

3-ly to Chouse all thier town offecers for the Curnt year 

4-ly to See what method the town will take in order that 
the the Elwives may have afree Libirty to pass and Repass at 
all propr Seasons from Meerimack Rever to Meassipeacik Pond 
in Great Cohas Broock in Said town as Liekwayes to Act on 
Som proper Method for the Preservation of Sd fish 

5-ly to See how Much money the town will Vote for 
priehing for the Insuing year & to apoint a man or men 
to provid Prichien 

6-ly to See what Method the town will tack for the 
Soport of Elizabath Massey for the Insuing year 

7-ly to See if the town will Vote to pay Jury that may 
have to attend at Court or sessions for the Insuing year as 
yousal 

8-ly to See if the town will Vote that the Warning for tow 
and Jury Meetings for the Insuing year be as yousal 

9-ly to See if the town will Vote to Chues a Man to Re- 
present us In Countey Congress 

10-ly to See how Much Money the town will Vote to 
Rease to Repeair the Meeting House In Peart to mack dowers 
and Leay the fllors and one Gless window on the North Seied 
of Said House 

11-ly to See what the town will Vote Capt John Stark 
for his Representing the town at the Countey Congress 

12-ly to See if the town will Chouese a Committey to 
Bring the the Seclet Men and Constables till Accoumpt for 
the Money Eeased Sines the Last Setelmeent By a Committe 
as allso the Money Recoverd from John Hall In Behalfe of 
the town By Law 

And this Shall Be your Sucfant Warrant 



EAKLT RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 219 

given under our handes and Seal at Derryfield the 20 day 
of Febr^ 1775 

James M" Cally 
Samul Boyd 
John Perham 

Select Men. 
Eecorded this 2"" day of Novb^ 1775 

John Hall towTi Clark 

Hillsborough Derryfield March the 6 Day 1775 
thes are to Certifi that I have Given Warming to all the 
freohoulders & Inhabitents of Said town of time place and 
Endes of Meeting Agreabel to the Vote of Sd town for warn- 
ing town Meetings 
Certified by me 

William Parham Constable 

Eecorded Nov' 2^ 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Hillsborough s s 

at a Meetieng of the freehoulders & Inhabitants of Derryfield 
Legely Called and Convenaed on the 6 day of March 1775 

Voted Cap* John Stark Moderator of Sd meetin 

Cap* John Stark and John Hall Chosen Commesonrs to Ex- 
aimen the Select mens Accoumptes for the Year 1774 
the Sum of money In the Constables Liste for 

dE s d f 

Said year is in LawfuU money 34 00 09 00 

the Province tax for Said year as they say . . 03 12 00 

the Countey tax In Sd year Dito 03 15 11 00 

Voted to Be Eeased for Prichieng In Said year 15 00 00 00 
Voted to alowe the town Clark for the Curent 

year 00 09 00 00 

Voted to alow the Select Men for ther Serves 6 

Shillens pr man for said year 00 18 00 00 

Voted the Jurerys ther fees William Nutte and 

John Dickey Eziekel Stivns Abraham Merall 

Ju' 02 08 

Abeted Nethainl Boyd one ox 00 01 1 2 

Abeted John Dickey one Mieer 00 01 1 2 



220 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted John Hall ten Shillens Expenes inter- 
tienen the Minestrs & two Shillns for Eximen 
the Select Mens accoumptes in Sd year . . 00 13 
Voted Cap' John Stark two Shillens Dito . . 00 3 
Voted Samuel Boyd tackien the Invoice in S** 

year 00 6 

Voted Samuel Boyd Money payed to M"" Gorge 

Gillmor for Prichien 01 10 

Voted John Perham for priehen By Said Gillmor 00 18 
A^oted William perham Ju"" for Intertienen 

Ellezabath masey as By aformor agreement 03 00 



£10 5 3 
ther Remaiens In the Constabls hand of the 

towns money for the year 1774. not 

yeat Saitled or allowed of By the Com- 

mesonrs or the town twonteythree 

Poundes fifteen Shillens and Sixpencs 

Lawful! mony £23=15= 6= 

Voted John Hall town Clark 

Voted three Select Men for the Present year 

Voted Capt John Stark Capt John Moors & Joseph Gorge 
Selet Men for the Curent year 

Voted David Starret Counstabl for the Cournt year 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting to John Hall House 

the Meeting oupened and Called Acordin to ajournment the 
Modrator and Clark present 

Voted James Pirces Ebnizer Stivns Einsin Samuel Morrs 
Ebinzer Costor Eziekel Stivns Lev' James M'^Cally Survers of 
Higwayes 

Voted the Select Men fences vowers and Prayesors of 
Damiges In fieldes for Said year 

Voted thomas Numan tayethien Man for Said year 

Voted Einsin Samuel Moor Ebnzer Stivns Samuel Boyd 
Surviers of Lombor 

Voted Ebnezer Costor Daniel Hall Johnathon Mirrel Hoge 
Rives 



KABLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 221 

Voted Corf John Goffe Lev* James M'^Cally Comesonrs to 
Sitel the Select Mens Accoumpts for the year 1775 
Voted Samuel Boyd William Nutt Deer Keepers 
Voted on the forth Artieal in the Warrant to CUier Great 
Choass Brrock from the Mouth in Said Brrock to the Pond 
that the Ellwifes May Have a frre Pashed oup and down Said 
Brrock in Seniebl times of ther Eunien 

Voted the Select Men is to See the Brrock Clleared 
Voted to ajourn this Meetien till the tentli day of Apriel 
at two oGlock In the Afternoon at John Halls House 

Apriel 10=1775 

then meet Acording to Ajournement the Modrator and 
Clark present and the meeting Oupned 

Voted on the Second Artieal Cap' William Pirham tayethien 
man 

Voted to dismis the fifth Artieal in the Warrant 

Voted on the Sixt Artieal to pay William M'= Clintock two 
pounds two Shillins Lawfull mony for hies Logen and Boord- 
ien Elizabath Masey for Twallve Monthes In a vSutabel maner 
& to Retorn hir with as good Cloas as Said M^'Clintock get 
hir woth 

Voted on the Seventh Artieal to pay the Jurey Men as 
Uesal 

Voted on the Eight Artieal the Callen of Town Meetings & 
Jury meetins be as TJesal 

Voted on the Ninthe Artieal a man to Eepresent the town 
at the County Congrs 

Voted Cap* John Stark to Represent the town at County 
Congress 

Voted to Dismis the tenth Artieal 

Voted on the EUiventh Artieal to pay Cap* John Stark two 
Poundes Eight Shillens Lawfull money for his Atendences 
at the Countey Congress 

Voted on the twallve Artieal to Chues aCommitey to Es- 
imen the towns aCoumptes Sinces the year 1769 or last 
Commitey for that busns 



222 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Benjmen Crombey Samuel Stark. Samuel Moors the 
Commity 

Eecorded thies ll*'' Day of Nov^' 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of New Hampshire Hills Borough s s 
(Seal) To David Starret Constabl for the town of Derry 
field Greeting You are hereby Eequired to warn ameeting of 
the free boulders and Inhabitantes of Said town that they 
meet at ther Meeting House upon the 15 day of may Enstant 
at three of the the Clock in the afternoon on S*^ day 
1-ly to Chuese a Modrator to Eeglate Said Meeting 
2-ly to See if the town will Choose a Delagate or Delagates 
to join the Deputies from the Severaltowns In their Goverment 
held at Exater the 17 day of may Enstant 

3-ly to See if the town will provid a Stock of Ammunition 
4-ly to See if the town will Consult on Mesaurs for our 
Saftey 

and thies Shall be your Suficant warrat 
given under my hand at Derrj'field this 4 day of may 1775 

Joseph George Select man 

Eecorded thies 11 day of Nov''^ 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshir Hillsborough s s 
Derry field May y« 15=1775 

thes May Certify that I have Posted Coppyes of this War- 
rant Accorden to the Usel Costom 

Certified by me David Starrte Constabl 

Eecorded thies 15 Day of Nov^' 1775 

John. Hall town. Clark 

Province of New Hampshir Hillsborough s s May 15= 
1775 

At A Meeting of the freehoulders & Inhabitantes of Sd. 
town Convinaed on Sd Day 

Voted Capt Alxandr m'^Murphey Modrator 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 223 

Voted on the 2 artical not to Send a man to Exatr y^ 17 
day of may 

Voted to Dismis the third artical 

Voted Capt Alxndr m'= Murphy Lev* James M'' Cally 

Einsin Samul Moors Ebnzer Stivns John pirham a Com- 
raety in Behalf of Us 

Eecord: Nov''' 15=1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Thes Are to Warm all the Inhabitantes of Derryfield to 
Meet at ther Meetinghouse in said town on the 27 day of 
Jun. 1775 to Act on the following Articals 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Eeglat Said meeting 

2-ly to See if they will Vote to send a delagate or delagates 
to the Provincal or Countey Congress or Either of them 

3-ly to See if the town will provied any Ammunition 

4-ly to See what Methoud they will tack to provid prichien 
this year 

5-ly to See if the town will allow of a Jury Man to tend 
the Sitten of the Court at Amherst the firest thursday of July 
Nixt & Vote ther on 

6-ly To Act & dow any other thing that Eeleates to ouer 
present Seftay In Defences of our Liberteys 

Dat at Derryfield Jim. 27=1775 John Hall town Clark 

Eecord this 30 day of Nov''' 1775 

John Hall Clark 

Jun 27=1775 

At Ameeting of the Inhabitantes of Derryfield Meet at ther 
Meeting Houese Acording to the Above warrening 

Voted William m° CUntock Moderator 

Voted to Send one Delagate to the Countey Congress 
John Harve 

Voted to Dismiss the third artical 

Voted to Chuese five men a Commitey of Seaftey In. Be- 
half of the town agribeal to the order of the Provinceal Con- 
gress 

Voted John Harve Lev* James m'^ Caley Samuel Boyd 
Einsin Samuel Moors and John Hall Commity men 



224 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted on the fourth Artical the Above Commitey find 
Prichien if tliey Can free of Aney Cost to the town Excpt 
ther Bord the tim. the Minester is in the town and John 
Hall is bord Said Minestrs 

Voted on the fifth Artical not to Send ajourey man to 
the Court 

Voted on the Six Artical to Carrey on all the Publick 
Busness of this town for the Curent year By a Major Vote of 
Said Inhabitants 

Eecorded thies 30 Day of Nov^' 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Thes Are to Warm all the Inhabitantes of Derryfield to 
Meet at ther meeting house on August 11 day 1775 at three 
a Clock in the afternoon to act on the following articals 

1-ly to Chues a Modrator to Eeglat Said meeting 

2-ly to See if the town vote to Chues Select Men in the 
Rome of those gone to the Armey 

3-ly to See how much Money the town will Ease for Prich- 
ing this year 

4-ly to See if the town will Vote to Send a to joyin the pro- 
vinital Congress to Be Held at Exter ther nixt Siten ther 

5-ly to act and Dow any other thing that Eeletes to Our 
present Seaftey Eespitiean Librtey and Property 

Given Under ouer handes at Derryfield August the 7=1775 

John Harve 
James m*^ Cally 
John Hall 

Commitey Men 
Eecorded this 30 day of Nov''' 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

At A Meeting of the Inhabitantes and Freeholdress of Derry 
field meet at ther Meetinghouse August 11 day 1775 

Voted William m'' Clintock Modrator to Eeglat Said 
meeting 

Voted two Select men in the Eoom of those Gon to the 
army 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 226 

Vot David Starret Samuel Stark Select Men 

Voted on the third Artical not to Keas any Money for 
prichen 

Voted on the fourth Artical not to Send A man to the 
Congrss 

Voted to Dismis the fifth Artical 

Eecorded this 30 day of Nov^"^ 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Newhampshire Hills Borough s s 
A List of Eeates Commeted to David Starret Constable for 
the town of Derryfield for the year Anno Que Domini 1775 

£ s d f 

Con' John GofEe 19 4 

John Eand Esq' 0380 

Maj"" John Moors 13 5 2 

Esn'' Samuel Moors 10 11 2 

James Mc Night 9 

Capt Natheniel Merton 0360 

William Nutt 0992 

Timothy Mertion 3 

John Griffen 10 5 

John Griffen Jun"^ 0300 

Benjmen Baker 0802 

Benjmen Baker Jun'' 0300 

Johanathan Merrell 0502 

Jesse Baker 0300 

Joseph Gorge 10 2 

Abrham Merrell IG 9 2 

Abrham Merrell Jun' 0602 

David Merrell 0390 

Ezekiel Stavens 11 S 2 

Joseph Griffen 0800 

Joseph f armor 11 1 

Isaac farmor 3 

Widow Sarah Euss . 4 11 

Eobert Clark 6 2 

John Eeay 0400 

15 



226 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Con^ John Stark 15 6 

David farmor 0300 

Lev' James M'' Galley 0760 

Esin Samuel Stark 6 10 3 

Eobrt M-^ Night 0300 

David M-^ Night 0360 

Dainel Blodget 0100 

Joshua Blodget 0442 

Capt. William Parham 01090 

John Parham 10 3 

Ebenezer Coster 0560 

Charls Eamerson 10 5 

Charls Eamerson Jun"" 0360 

George Eamerson 0460 

John Harvey 19 2 2 

William Parham Jun"" 10 3 

Mickael m<= Clintock 0442 

James Pairces 8 11 

Capt Alixander m'' Murphey 12 4 

Benjmen Crombie 0750 

Moses Crombie 0360 

Eisn Samuel Boyd 8 3 2 

Ens" Natheniel Boyd 0630 

Widow Margret Boyd 0512 

John Dickey 8 2 

William Gemble 11 2 2 

Eobit Cuningham 0420 

David Starret 11 4 

John Hall 0732 

Dainel Hall 0892 

Sergt Ebnezer Stivns 0972 

Hugh thompson 3 10 

Benjmen Pilsbury 0360 

thomas Numan 3 10 

Josep Hasten 8 

James Layon 0080 

Eobrt m'= Clouer 0040 

Alixander Irvving 0360 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. '221 

Ceaser Griffen 0400 

Joseph Gorge 
Samuel Stark 

Select Men 

Recorded this 24 day of Decern*'' 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Province of Now Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

To David Starret Constable for the town of Derryfield In 
the Provinces and County affore Said 

Greeting In the name of Amareca you are Eequird to Levey 
and collect and Collect of the Several persons Named in the 
List here with Commited unto you Each one his Eespective 
proporeson ther in Sat Down 

the Sum totel of Said Liste of Assisment is a tax Laid on 
Male Polls Estates and Incomes of the Inhabitantes of the 
afor Said town. and you are to pay to the treasurer 
of Said provinces for the time being the Sum of fourt- 
teen Pounds Eight Shillengs upon the firest day of Fobuery 
Next Insuing the Dat her of and pay the whole of the Ee- 
mender of Said Liste to us or ouer Order or to the Selcet Men 
for the time being or there order and Make up the whole of 
your Collection of the hoU Sume of Said Liste at or Before 
the Laste Monday of feb"^ afor Said and if any Person or per- 
sons Named in Said List Shall Neglect or Eefues to pay the 
Sum or Sumes whereat he or they are therin Eespectively 
Assed you are to Observe and follow the Derections in the Law 
in Lavying and Colecting the Same 

givien under our hands and Seal at Derryfield afore Said 
this fifth Day of Decm'^'' Anno Que Domini 1775 

Joseph Gorge 
Samuel Stark 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 24 day of Decm^' 1775 

John Hall town Clark 

Coleney of New Hampshire, Hillsborough County, 

To David Starret Constable for the Town of Derryfield. 



228 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Greeting. You are Hereby required to warn a meeting of 
the free boulders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they mee 
at their Meeting House uppon tlie First Monday of March 
next at tee of the Clock Before noon to Act on the following 
Articils (viz) 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 
2-ly to See if the Town will abeat those persons there 
Rates who are not of ability to pay there Rates, as Likwayes 
Others Who Sayes they have No right to Pay. 

3-ly to See what the Town Will alow those persons for 
there Service, who May be Chousen for aney office in Said 
Town for the Insuing year, that Was usel to have pay. 

4-ly to Hear the Town Accounts Read and to Approve or 
Disaprove of them 

5-ly to Chouse all the Town Officers for the Insuing year 

6-ly to See if the Town will Vote aney Money for Prich- 
ing for the Insuing year and if the Should Vote aney to 
appoint a Man or Men to procour priching for the Insuing 
year. 

7-ly to See What Method the Town will take for the Sup- 
port of Elisebath Marcey for the Insuing year or for a longer 
Tarm 

8-ly to See if the Town Will Chouse a Committee of Safty 
for the insuing year 

9-ly to See if the Town Will Vote that the Warnings for 
Town Meetings be as Usel for the Insuing year 

and this Shall be your Sufecant warrant 

Given under our Hands at Derryfield this 9* Day of Feb- 
ruery, 1776 

Joseph George 
Samuel Stark 

Select Men 

Recored this 8'^ Day of May 1776 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Coleney of New Hampshire Hillsboroug s s 
Derryfield march the 4*^ Day 1776, 

this May Certifi that I have Given Warning to the Inhab- 
itants of Said Town by posting Coppyes of the above warrent 



BAKLY EECOKDS OF DEKEYFIELD. 229 

Agreable to the Vote of the Town for Warning town meet- 
ings. 

Certified by me 

David Starret Constable. 

Eecorded this 8* Day of May 1776 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsboroug s s 

Derryfield March the 4"^ Day 1776. 

at a meeting of the freehoulders & Inhabitants of Said 
Town Legely Called and Convened ond Said Day. 

Voted CoP° John Goffe Moderator of Said Meeting 

Voted on the Second Articul in the Warrent George 
Emerson Poll Tax Left Uppon Susppance in the Constables 
hands 

Voted on Dito to Abate Alexander Irwing the Whole of 
his Eats for the year 1775. as Likwayes Benjamin Pilsbuary 
the Whole of his Eats for Said year Which Eats is in David 
Starret Constable List and Amounts to the Sum of £0=7= 
0=0 

Voted on the third Dito, the Town Clerk have Six Shil- 
lings for his Service as Clerk for the year 1776. 

as Likwayes the Select Men for Said year have for there 
Sarviee Eight Shillings p'' Man. 

as Likways the Commessioner of asessment have Six Shil- 
lings, for his Service in Said year, and the Counters to have 
one Shilling per Man for there Service in Said year. 

Voted on the fourth Dito to alow the Town Accounts as 
the have ben Eade in the following mannor, 

Coloimy of New Hampshire and County of Hillsborough 

February the 26^ Day 1776 

We the Subscrirbers, Being a Commettee Chousen to Sat- 
tle the Town of Derryfields accompts with the Select Men and 
Constable for the year 1775, and upon Examenation we find 
that the whol List Commited to David Starret Constable by 
the Select men of Said Derryfield Baring Date the fifth Day 
of December 1775. Amounts in the Whole to £23=2=6=0. 



230 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIOKS. 

The affore Said Constable Discharges him Salf of the affore 
Said, £23=2=6=0 as followeth (viz) 

Paid to the province Treasurer as by his Eeceat £ s d f 

the Sum of 14 8 

paid to M' John Harvay for his attandance at 
Amhirst at the Count Congrass as by order of 

the Select men 12 

paid to m'' William M° Clintok for his Ceeping 
Elisabeth Marcy one year it being a Vote of 

the Town 2200 

paid to M'' William nutt it being for abatment 

of two three year olds over Invoist .... 9 2 
paid to M' David M^ Night it being for abatment 

of Land over Invoist 0060 

paid to the Select Men (viz) Joseph George 
Samuel Stark and David Starret for there Ser- 
vices as Select men in the year 1775, Eight 

Shillings per man 1400 

Brought Down the above Irwing & Pilsbory 

Eats which was abated 0700 

paid to M"" William parham Junier it Being for 

abatment of a Cow Lost after Invoist ... 6 
Paid to Lev'° John Hall for taking the Invoice 

in the year 1775 0600 

Paid to Said Hall for entertaning Minestars 
on the Sabeths (viz) M'' Taggert two Days M'' 
Wabstar one Day and M"" Cook one Day: the 

Sum of 7 

paid to Col™ John Goffe and En^" Nathaniel 
Boyd it being for Counting with the Select- 
men and Constable 0400 



£19 11 9 2 



We find there Kemains in the Constable 

hand to Balance his List £3 10 8 2 

Co^i John Goffe and En™ Nathaniel Boyd Satled the above 

accompt 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 231 

Voted on the fifth Articul, David Starret Town Clerk for 
the Insuing year 

Voted David Starret, Ezekiel Stavens, and John Parham, 
Select Men for Said year. 

Voted three Select Men Suficent for Said year 

Voted to Ajourn this meeting to Lev*^ John Halls House 

Meet According to Ajonrnment the Moderator and Clerk 
present & 

Voted Joseph George Constable for the Insuing year. 

Voted Abraham Merrill Junier, Daniel Hall, James 
Pairce, Lev'" Samuel Moor William Parham Junier, and John 
Heaj, Surveyors of High Ways for the Insuing year. 

Voted the Select Men be fence Viewers and Prisers of 
Damages for Said year 

Voted Cap*" Alexander Mcmurphy, and Cap'° William 
Parham Tything Men for the Insuing year. 

Voted Ebenezer Stavins, Lev'" Samuel Moor, En™ Samuel 
Boyd, and Ezekil Stavens, Surveyors of Lumber for the In- 
suing year 

Voted Eobert Clark, Benjamin Baker, and Moses Merrill 
Hogg Eeves for the Insuing year. 

Voted John Buss Commissioner of Assessment for the 
Insuing year. 

Voted Ebenezer Stavens, an Lev'° Samuel Moor, Deer 
Capors for Said year 

Voted Co^ John Goffe, and Benjamin Crombie a Com- 
mettee to Sattle the Town Accompts With the Select Men and 
Constable, for Said year 

Voted John Griffen Cealer of Wates and Mishures for Said 
year 

Voted to Ajourn this Meeting to the first Monday in April 
next at one of the Clock in the after noon to Lev'" John Halls 
House 

April the I"' Day 1776 

Meat According to Ajournment the Moderator and Clerk 
Present and the meetint Called, 

Voted to Pay the Eev' M"" Emerson for Priching one Day 
in Said town formerly out of the Present Money now in Bank. 



232 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted Likways to Pay Mr Taggert for Priehing one Day 
in Said Town Last year out of the Present Dito. 

Likways voted to pay W Wabster for Priehing one Day in 
Said Town Last year out of the Present Dito. 

Likwayes voted to Pay W Cook for Priehing one Day in 
Said Town Last year out of the Present Dito 

Voted to Dismis the Sixth Articul in the Warrent at Pres- 
ent 

Voted on the Seventh Articul in the Warrent that the 
Person Who takes Elisebath Marcey Shall furnish her with 
the After Mentioned Articuls (viz) One pare of Shows, one 
Pare of Stockens. one pare of Shifts, one Petticot, one Good 
Humspon Gound, one Henkercliiefe and two Aprons. 

Voted Daniel Hall is to Ceep the above Marcey with Vic- 
tules Washing and Lodging, Suficant and to furnisli her with 
the Above Articuls in Good Season for her Comfort to the 
Setesfacttion of the Present Select Men for one year from the 
Above Date he being the Loest Bider for her, and if the above 
Mercey be furneshed with the Said articuls in Good Secon 
then the above hall is to Receive three Pounds twelve Shil- 
lings Lawful! money out of the Insuing Assessment. 

Voted on the Eight Articul in the Warrent five men for a 
Committee of Safty for the Insuing Year (viz) 

Voted Col. John Goffe, Cap. William Parrham. Cop: 
Alexander Macmurphy, En™ Samuel Boyd, and En^° Samuel 
Stark, bee the affore Said Committe. 

Voted that the Constable warn the Town meetings for the 
Insuing year as Youesal. 

Voted that the present Select Men pay the one Hallf of 
the Charges that has alreadey arisen Concerning a fifth act 
Maid for the Clearing of Great Cohass Brook in Said Town. 

Likways Voted Cap: Alexander Macmurphy, Lev: Samuel 
Moor, and Lev: John Parham a Committee to Inspact and See 
that Said Brook is Sufacently Cleared So that the Ealwives 
May not be Incumbred in their Seasons of Ruuing ind Said 
Brook accordin to the true Intant of the act. 

Eecorded this 12"^ Day of August 1776 

David Starret Town Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 233 

Province of New Hempshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To Joseph George Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield 

Greeting You are hereby Eeqi;ired to warn a meeting of 
the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they meet 
at their Meeting House upon the first Monday of April next 
at two of the Clock after Noon to Act on the following 
Articuls. 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 

2-ly to See What Method the Tow Will take to Eecover 
the Money Due to Said Town upon the Notes Given by for- 
mer Constables, and to See if the Town Will Make aney Abat- 
ment to the Said Constables Who May Pray for Abeatment. 

3-ly to See if the Town will Alow the Men Aney Con- 
Siderration that Want from Said Town to Caimbridge Upon 
the First Alarm And this Shall Be Your Sufacant Warrant 

Given Under Our Hands and Seal at Derryfield Afore Said 
this 4:^^ Day of March 1776 

David Starret 
Ezekiel Stavens 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 12"^ Day of August 1776 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield April the ll**^ Day 1776 
this May Certifi that I have Geven warning to the free 

Houlders Inhabitants of Said Town by posting a Coppy of the 

warrent 

Certifed by me, Joseph George, Constable 

Eecorded this 12*^ Day of August, 1776 

David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield April the 1'^'^ Day 1776 

at a Meeting of the free Houlders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Called and Convined ond Said Day. 

Voted Col: John Goife Moderator of Said Meeting. 

Voted on the Second Articul of the Warrent to Impower 
the present Select Men to Exeming the Notes Due to Said 



234 MANCHESTEB HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Town Which Ware Given by former Constables and to Ee- 
cover the Money Due on Said Notes, and to Satel With any 
other Constables which hant mad a proper Setelment and 
make A Report to the Town 

Voted to Ajourn this Meeting till the lO*"" Day of April 
Instant at Lev*^" John halls House 

Derryfield April the 10* Day 1776. 

Agreable to the Above Vote we the present 
Select Men Met With Ebenezer Stevens Con- 
stable and Exemined his Note and order and 
findes Due to the Town upon Them ... £0 2 5 3 

as Likwayes Samuel Boyd his Note and finds 

Due on Dito 16 7 

Which Sum we Received from Said Boyd in full. 

as Likwayes John Gritfen his Note and finds 

Due on Dito 0963 

of Which Sum we Received but 6 6 2 

as Likways Ezkil Stavens his Note and finds, 

Due on dito 18 3 1 

We likways Exemened Cap'° William Parhams 
Orders Signed by the Select Men and M"" 
Cokes Recepts for Priching in Said year and 
the County Treasurers Recept in Said year 
and finds, them to amount to the Sum of . £30 6 2 

and an abatment of Aaron Crombie's poll Rate 

£0=4=6=0 30 10 8 

and we Received from Said Parham in Cash .0410 

Which Sums Amounts to the Whole of his List 
Axcep the Provence Tax for Said year Which 
Was 3 12 

the Whole of the Cash which we Received from 
the affore said Boyd Griffen and Parham 
uppon this Setelment is 17 2 2 

Colony of New Hampshire Derryfield April 
the 10* Day 1776 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 235 

then Meet According to Ajournment the 
Moderator and Clerk Present and the Meeting 
Called then the Above accoumpt was Kead and 
Alowed by a Vote of the Town. 
Likways voted to Abate George Hoggs Rates 

which is in Ebenezer Stevens List which is . 9 2 
Then Voted Said Stevens to be Clear of his 
Lis and finds the Town to be Indabted to 

Said Stavens 0681 

Voted to Abate to John Griff en Constable, 

Denise Boultens Rates which is 4 4 

Dito Jacub Bartlets Rates which is .... 6 4 
Dito William Cans Suns poll Rates which is . 4 4 
then Voted Said Griffen to be Clear of the List 
conuneted to him and finds Said Town to Be 

Indabed to Said Griffen 13 

Voted to Abate to Ezekil Stavens Dito Moses 

Senters Rates Which is 14 6 

Dito William Halls Rats Which is 6 

Dito William Browns Rats Which is .... 6 
then Voted Said Stavens to be Clear of the List 
Commeted to him and finds the Town in- 
debted to Said Ezekil Stavens 8 3 3 

Voted Samuel Boyd Clear of the List Com- 
meted to him 

Voted Cap'° William Parham Constable to be 

Clear of the List Conunited to him Except . 3 13 
Which Sum Said Constable is still acconteble for to the 
Town. 

Recorded this 13''' Day of August 1776 

pr David Starret Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To M' Joseph George Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield 

Greeting You are Hereby Required to Warn a Meeting of 
the free Houlders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they 
Meet at their Meeting House uppon the 30"^ Day of Septem- 



236 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

ber Instant at Two of the Clock in the After Noon on Said 
Day 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Eegulate Said meeting. 

2-ly to Chouse a Man to Serve as a Grand Juror, at the 
Superior Court of Judicature to be held at Amhirst on the 
fourth Tuesday of September Instant. 

3-ly to Draw two Men Out of the Superior Box to Serve 
as Petit Jurors at Said Court, 

4-ly to Chouse a man to Serve on the Grand Jury at the 
Next Court of General Sessions of the peace to be Holden at 
Amhirst in and for Said County on the Third Day of October 
Next, 

5-ly to See if the Town will Alow the petit Jury Men pay 
as yosal who May have to attend at Court or Sessions for the 
Insuing year, 

and this Shall be your Sufeacant Warrent Given Under our 
hands and Seal at Derryfield this 9^^ Day of September 1776 

David Starret Town Clerk 
David Starret 
John Parham 

Select Men 

Coloney of New Hampshire, Derryfield September the 30*'' 
Day 1776 

this May Certifi that I have posted this warrent According 
to the Yousal Costam Certified by me, 

Joseph George, Constable 

Eecorded this 2''' Day of October 1776 

David Starret T: Clerk 

Coloney of New Hampshire, Derryfield September the 20*'' 
Day 1776 

at a Meeting Legely Called and Convained on Said Day. 

Voted Colon John Goife Moderator for Said Meeting, 

Voted Lev'" John Hall for to Serve on the Grand Jury at 
the Superior Court of Judicature to be hald at Amhirst agre- 
able to the above warrant then Drew out of the Box M"" John 
Harvey & M'' Joseph Farmer to Serve on the petit Jury at 
Said Court. 



EAELT RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 237 

Voted M' Benjamin Baker for to Serve on the Grand Jury 
at the next Court of General Sessions of the peace to be hald 
at Amhirst agrable to the above warrant, 

then Voted to pay the petit Jurors as Yosal who may have 
to attend at Court or Sessions for the Insuing year. 

Eecorded this 2*" Day of October 1776 

David Starret T: Clerk. 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 
To M"" Joseph George Constable for the Town of Derryiield 
Greeting You are hereby Eequired to Warn a meeting of 
the free Houlder Inhabitants of Said Town that they Meet 
at their Meeting House upon the 23* Day of October Instant 
at three of the Clock in the after Noon on Said Day. 
1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting. 
2-ly to See What Method the Town Will take in Eegard 
of William Hall Who Was Brought and Leaft With the Select 
Men, by one of the Constables of Londonderry, and this Shall 
Be your Sufecant warrent 

Geven under our hands at Derryfield this 22* Day of Octo- 
ber 1776 

David Starret 
Ezekiel Stavens 
John Parham 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 18* Day of Nov^ 1776 

David Starret T: Clerk. 

State of New Hampshire Derryfield October the 23* Day 
1776 

this May Certifi that I have posted this Warrent according 
to Costom 

Certified by me & 

Joseph George, Constable 

Eecorded this 18* Day of November 1776, 

David Starret, T: Clerk 



238 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of New Hampshire Derryfield October the 23"^ Day 
1776 

at a meeting of the free Houlder Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Called and Convined. 

Voted Cap'^" Alexander Macmurphy Moderator of Said 
Meeting. 

Voted to Sand a Man to Exeter to Enquir wither there is 
aney Eecord of the Warning of William Hall out of London- 
derry 

Voted to Sand Lev*° John Hall to Exeter for the above 
ande & mke Eeport. 

Voted to ajourn this meetin to the 5^^ Day of November 
1776 to Lev'° John Halls House at three oClock in the after 
Noon. 

Derryfield November the 5*'' Day 1776 

then Meet according to Ajournment the moderator Being 
abstant the Clerk Present, and Lev*" John Hall made Eeport 
that by his Eequest the Clerk Sarched the Eecords from the 
the year 1771. and found know Eecord of the warning out 
of the afore Said William Hall & 

Eecorded this 18"^ Day of November 1776, 

David Starret T: Clerk. 

State of New Hamp' Exeter January the 9"^ Day 1777 
Eeceived of M"" William Parham Constable of Derryfield by 
the hand of Moses Barnett Esq"" three Pounds twelve Shillings 
Lawfull Money it being for the Colony Tax for Said Derry- 
field for the year, 1774 

per Nieh^ Oilman Treas' 
£3=:12=0 

Eecorded this 24* Day of March 1777 

David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

A List of Bates for the State and Town for the year 1776 

which is Commeted to M"^ Joseph George Constable in Said 

year & 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 239 

£ s d f 

Colon John Goffe 19 3 

John Eand Esqu'' 0442 

M' John Moor 10 7 3 

Lev*° Samuel Moor 17 3 

James Maenight 0423 

Oap*° Nathaniel Marten 0083 

William Nutt 11 11 2 

John Greffen 10 3 

theoples GrefCen 0360 

Jonathan Marrill 0562 

Banjamin Baker 12 4 3 

Nathaiel Baker 0360 

Joseph George 6 8 2 

Abraham Merrill 1050 

Abraham Merrill Jimer 0713 

David Merrill 0530 

Ezekiel Stavens 15 7 1 

Joseph Greffen 8 10 3 

Joseph farmer 14 7 

Widow Euss 0631 

Robert Clark 4 11 2 

John Eay 5 11 3 

Col: John Stark . 16 11 3 

Cap. James Maeealley 0543 

Esn. Samuel Stark 9 11 

Daniel Blodget of Lichfield ; 1 10 

Jasse Baker 0360 

Hugh Tompson 0663 

Ebenezer Stavens 15 5 2 

Lev'° John Hall 10 10 2 

David Starret 19 3 2 

William MacClintok 16 2 

Daniel Hall 8 10 3 

Micheal Macclintok 0423 

Moses Merrill 0480 

James Pairee 0953 

William Parham Jotiner 01193 

John Harvey 103] 



240 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Charles Emerson 13 5 

Cap''' William Parham 012113 

Lev'° John Parham 13 G 3 

Ebenezer Costar 0680 

En^'' Samuel Boyd 11 6 1 

En'*'' Nathaniel Boyd 4 10 

Margret Boyd widow 0253 

Cap*" Alexander Macmurphy 15 7 1 

Benjamin Crombie 0801 

Moses Crombie 5 10 

John Dickey 0973 

William Gamble 16 2 1 

Eobert Cunningham 0152 

Thomas Neueman 0442 

Timethy Dow 0360 

James Garmen 12 6 2 

George Graham 0360 

Lemuel Harvey 0360 

James Lyon of Londonderry 12 

Eobert Macclouer of Dito: 7 

M'^ Dawen 0070 

Ceazer Griffen 0612 

Simon Lull 0410 

£26 5 8 

A List of Eates for the State and Town for the year 1776 
from 

David Starr et 
Ezekiel Stavens 
John Parham 

Select Men. 

Eecorded this 22'^ Day of Nov*"^ 1776 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 
(Seal) To M'' Joseph George Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield, in the State and County affore Said 



EAELY RECORDS OF DEERYFIELD. 241 

Greeting In the Name and Vertue of the thirteen you- 
nighted States of North Amaraee yo are Hereby Eequired to 
Levey and Collect of the Several Parsons Named in the List 
Here With Commeted Unto You Each one his Eespective Pro- 
porcion Therein Sat Down the Sum Tottel of Said List of 
Assessment is a Tax Laid on the Mail Polls and Estates and 
Incoms of the Inhabitants of the Affore Said, Town, and You 
are to Pay to the Treasurer of Said State for the Time Being 
the Sum of Nine Pounds at or Before the First Day of March 
Next Insuing the Date Hereoff, and Pay the Whole of the Re- 
mainder of Said List to Us Or Our Order Or to the Select 
Men for the Time Being or their Order and Make Up the 
Whole of Your Collecttion of the Whole Sum of Said List at 
or Before the Last Monday in Februery Next, Insuing, and 
if Any Parson Or Persons Named in Said List Shall Neglact 
Or Refuse to pay the Sum or Sums Whereat he or they are 
therin Respectively Assessed You are to Observe and follow 
the Derecttions in the Law in Lavying and Collecting the 
Same, 

Given Under Our Hands and Seal at Derryfield, Affore 
Said this Twentyeth Day of November Anno Que Domini 
1776 

Ezekiel Stavens 
John Parham 
David Starret 

Select Men 

Recorded this 22*'' Day of November, 1776 per me. 

David Starret Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To M"" Josep George Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield in Said County. 

Greeting You are Hereby Required to Warn a meeting 
of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town that they meet 
at their meetinghouse Uppon Moday the third Day of March 
Insuing at teen of the Clock in the forenoon on Said Day to 
act on the following Articles (viz) 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator Regulate Said meeting 



242 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2-ly to Hear the Town Accoumpts Eead and to Approve 
or Disaprove 

3-ly to See What the Town Will Alow those persons for 
their Services Who May be Chousen for aney Offices in Said 
Town for the Corrent Year that Was Usual to have Pay. 

4-ly to Chouse all the Town Officers for the Curent Year. 

5-ly to See if the Town Will Alow those Persions Aney 
Pay that Want to Cambridge Upon the first Alarm, & as yeat 
has had know pay 

6-ly to See if the Town Will Ease Aney Money for Prich- 
ing for the Curent Year, and if they Should Vote Aney Money 
to Appount a man or men to Procure Prieliing for the Current 
year 

7-ly to See what Method the Town will take for the 
Suport of Elisebath Marcy for the Current year or for a 
Longer Tarm 

8-ly to See if the Town Will Pay the Jury Men that may 
Have to Attand at Court or Sessions for the Currant year as 
Usual 

9-ly to See if the Town Will Dow aney thing towards Ee- 
pairing the Meeting House and Clearing the Grave yeard and 
fancing it the Currant year. 

10-ly to See if the Town will Vote that the Warnings for 
Town Meetings for the Currant Year be as Usuel. 

11-ly to See if the Town Will Vote to Provid a Town 
Stock of Ammenniction and appouint a Man or Men to Pro- 
care the Same if Voted, 

and this Shall Be your sufceant Warrent 

Given Under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this 12'^ Day 
of Feburiy A. Q. D: 1777 

David Starret 
Ezekiel Stavens 
John Parham 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield March the 3'^ Day 1777 



EARLY EECOKDS OF DERRTFIBID. 243 

this May Certifi that I have Posted this warrent Agreable 
to the Vote of Said Town 
Sertifid By me & 

Joseph George Constable 

Eeeorded this 21* Day of March 1777 
Per me 

David Starret Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

Derryfield March the 3'^" Day A: D: 1777 

at a Meeting of the free Houlders Inhabitants of of Said 
Derryfield Legely Called and Convained 

Voted Col John Goffe Moderator of Said meeting 

then Voted to Ajourn Said Meeting to Lev*° John Halls 
House 

then Meet According to Ajournment the Moderator and 
Clerk Present and the Meeting opned, 

then Voted on the Second Article to Alow the Town ac- 
coumpts as they have been Eead in the following mannor With 
the Adicion of four Shilling apace to the Late Select Men 
and three Shillings to the Constable 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough County February 
the 24''^ 1777 

we the Subscribers Chousen to Sattle the Town of Derry- 
' fields accoumpts with the Select Men and Constable for the 
year 1776 and uppon exemenation we find the whole List 
Commeted to Joseph George Constabl by the Select Men of 
Said Derryfield Bearing Deat the 20''' of November 177fi 
Amounts in the Whole to £26=5=6=0 

the Said Constable Discharges him Self of Said Sum in 

manner following (viz) 

£ s d f 

to the States Treasurer the Sum of .... 9 
paid to Lev*'' John Parham for his Services as 
Select man and for keeping Will"" hall 8 Days 

in Said Year 1776 16 

paid to David Starret for his Services as Town 
Clerk and Select man and for keeping Will"" 
hall 6 Days In Do 10 



24-i MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

paid WilP M'^Clintok for keeping Said hall 3 

Days Do 3 

paid Ens° Samuel Boyd for keeping Said hall 6 

Days Do 6 

paid Ezekiel Stavens for his Services as Select 
man and for abatment of his List as by a Vote 
of Said Town in Said year 16 9 2 

paid Joseph farmer for his Services as Jury man 

in Said year 12 

paid to Ebenezer Stavens for Abatment of his 

List as by a Vote of Said Town in Said year 6 8 

paid to John Euss for taking the Invoice Said 

year 0600 

paid to John Harvey for his Service as Jury man 

in Said year 12 

paid to John Griffen for Abatment of his List 

as by a Vote of Said Town in Said year . . 12 

Paid to William Parham for his Ceeping Elisa- 
beth Marcey in Said year as by a vote of Said 
Town 3 12 

paid to Joseph George Constable for Servin two 
Warrents and Carring William Hall to Lon- 
donderry 12 

paid to Col John Goff and Benjamin Crombie 

for Satteling the above account in Said year .0200 

paid to Es" Samuel Boyd for his atandence at 

the Convention at Dracut in Said year . . 18 

paid to Lev*° John hall for Serching the Eecords 
at Exeter Relatin Will™ hall and the clerks 
Certificat 0600 

The totel paid out of Said List by Said Con- 
stable 19 19 10 2 

We the Subscribers having Exemined the above accompt 
and finds it Right Cast and Well Vouched and there Re- 
mains in the Constables hand to Ballance his List the Sum 
of £6=5=7=2 Which Sum the Said Constable hath Geven 
his Note for to the Said Town 



EARLY RECORDS OP DEERYFIELD. 245 

Ceri.'ud by us Col John Goffe and Benjamin Crombie Sat- 
tel the above accoumpt 

Voted on the third Article that the Town Clerk have Six 
Shillings for his Service the Corrent year, and the Select 
Men have Eight Shillings per Man and Eight Shillings for 
taking the Invoice the Corrant year 

a the Counters have two Shillings per man the Corrant 
year, 

then Voted on the fourth article David Starret Town Clerk 
for the Corrant year 

Voted on Said article thre Select Men for the Corrent year 

Voted Cap*° Alexander Macmurphy Ebenezer Stavens and 
Benjamin Crombie Select Men for the Corrent year, 

then Voted Col. John Goffe Select Man in Lue of Cap'" 
Alexander macmurphy who Declined after taken the oath, 

then Voted for Town Constable James Pairce for the Cor- 
rant year 

then Voted Col. John Goffe Cap*" Samuel Moor, En^" Sam- 
uel Boyd, Joseph farmer, and David Starret, Commette of 
Safty and Inspacttion for Said Town for the Corrant year, 

then Voted James Pairce, Lev*° John Parhara, and William 
Nutt, to be a Commettee to See that the Ealwife fish act be 
Ubserved for the Corrent year, 

then Voted Lev*° John Parham, William Nutt, Ezekiel 
Stavens, Joseph farmer, Daniel hall, and En^" Samuel Boyd, 
be Surveyors of high Ways for the Corent year, 

then Voted the Select Men be fance Viours and Prisers of 
Damiges for the Corrent year 

Voted James German, and Abraham Merrill Juner, Tything 
Men for the Current year 

Voted William Nutt, Moses Merrill Ebenezer Coster, hogg 
Eeves for Current year 

Voted Theophlos Griffen, and David Merrill, Deer Ceepers 
for the Current year. 

Voted David Starret, and Lev*° John Parham, a Commettee 
to Sattle the Town Accompts for the Corrent year. 

Voted to Dismis the fifth article in the warrent 



246 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted on the Sixth article Seven Pounds four Shillings for 
praching for the Corrent year, 

Voted Banjamin Crombie, and Benjamin Baker Be a Com- 
mettee to Procure Priching for the above Money for the Cor- 
rent year. 

Said Priching is to be had in the Summer Secon 

Voted on the Seventh article in the Warrent that Col. John 
GofI be a Agent in behalf of the Town to Petition the Judge 
of Probbets in Order to Procure the Assets Left to Elisebeth 
Marcey, So that it may Be Disposed Of for her Suport, 

then Voted that the Present Select Men take care of Alise- 
bat Marcey, for the Corrent year When her time is out with 
William Parham Juner, Which is the first of april Next 

Voted On the Eight Article that the Jury Men be Paid 
as Usuel Who may have to atand at Cort or Sessions for the 
Corrent year. 

Voted on the Ninth Article in the warrent Not to Eepair 
their Meeinghouse at Present 

Voted on Said article to Clear and fance the Grave-yeard 
With a Bord Fance of Marchantable Bords and whit oke 
postes three posts to a Length and Spiked on with three Spaks 
to a post and Not Less then four feet in hagth, 

Voted Ebenezer Stavens Dow the above Work and Make a 
Gate in Said fance, for Which he is to be paid three Shil- 
lings per Eohad for the above worke. 

Voted on the tenth article that the Town Meeings be 
Warned as Usuel the Corrent year. 

Voted to Dismis the Eleventh article at Present. 

Eecorded this 21"' Day of March 1777 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

these are to Notifie and Warn all the Inhabitants of the 
Town of Derryfield Lawfuly Qualified to Vote in Town meet- 
ings to Assemble and Meet at the Meeting house in Said 
Derryfield Upon Wensday the Second Day of April next at. 
teen of the Clock before Noon then and there to act on the 
following perticulars (Viz) 



EARLY KECOBDS OF DEERYFIELD. 247 

lly to Chouse a Moderator for the Eegulating Said meet- 
ing 

21y to Consult and agree Upon som Effectual Method to 
Eaise the proportion of men Required by Authority to be 
Eaised by Said Town for Carrieng on the present War in 
Which we are Engaged, &c: &c: March the SI'" Day 1777 

Benjamin Crombie 
Ebenezer Stavens 

Seclect Men 

Derryfield April the 2"^ Day 1777 

Then meet agreeable to the above JSTotification, and Voted 
Col. John Stark Moderator of Said Meeting. 

then Voted to Pay the men that ingages into the Conten- 
nentel Services for Sd Town as a Bounty fifty Dollers per 
man. 

Afterwardes Voted Eighty Dolers per man in Lue of the 
fifty. 

Voted the present Select men Collect the above money of 
the freehoulders and Inhabitants in Said Town, or Borrow 
the above money if Demanded before it Can be Collected. 

Recorded this 3*"^ Day of April 1777 

David Starret Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire County of Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James Peirce Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field in Said County, 

Greeting You are Hereby Required in the name of the 
Goverment & people of the State of New Hampshire to Warn 
all the Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Qualified by 
Law to Vote in Town Meeting that they Meet at the Meet- 
ing House in Said Derryfield Upon Moday the Second Day of 
June next at three of the Clock in the after noon then and 
there at the Request of Sixteen of the Inhabit-ants of Said 
town to act on the following perticulars (viz) 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator 

2-ly to Chouse a Committee and Invest them with Power 
to Settle and Give Cridet to those persons that has Don Som 



248 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Tower of Duty and advanced Som monej^ towards earning on 
this Unnatural war Since the Begining of Hostilityes to this 
Date So that the Wliole Coste of Said Ware may be Equaly 
proportioned according to pols and Estates. 

3-ly to See if the Town Will alow Robert M'^N'ight and 
Ichabod Martin to be mde Equal to the Othar five Men that 
Listed into the Continental armey. 

4-ly to Chouse a Commettee to Eegulate the Prices of 
things not mentioned in the Regulating act 

and this Shall be your Suficent Warrent. and Make Return 
of this Warrant to the Seeleet Men at or before Said Meeting. 
Given under our Hands and Seal this Seventeenth Day of 
May anno Que Domini one Thousand seven Hundred and 
Seventy Seven. 

John Goffe 
Benj" Crombie 
Eben' Stavens 
Select Men for Said Derryfield 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield June the 2'*^ Day 1777 
this May Certifl that I have Posted this Warrent accord- 
ing to the Vote of Said Town 

Sertified by me. 

James Pairce Constable 

Recorded this 7* Day of June 1777 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield June the 2^'^ Day 1777, 

at a meeting of the free boulders Inhabitants of Said Town 

Legely Caled and Convained 

Voted John Harvey Moderator of Said Meeting 

Voted on the Second articiil in the Warrent not to Chouse a 

Committee, 

Voted on the third Dito to Pas Said Articul. 

Voted on the fourth articul Col: John Stark Cap*" William 

Parham John Harvey David Starret and James Pairce a Com- 



EABLY RECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 249 

mittee to Regulate and State the Prices of things Not Men- 
tioned in the Begulating act. 

Eecorded this 7* Day of June 1777 

David Starret Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough 9 s 

To Mr James Pairce Constable for the Town of Derryfield 

Greeting 

You are hereby Required to Warn a meeting, of the free 

Houlders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they Meet at their 

Mesting house Uppon Monday the Second Day of June next 

at three of the Clock in the afternoon. 

1-ly to Chouse p. Moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 
2-ly to Draw one man from the Box to Serve on the Petit 

Jury at the Next Inferioior Court of Common Pleas to be 

Holden at Amhirst on the first Tuesday of July next. 

and this Shall be your Sufecant Warrent Geven under my 

hand at Derryfield affore Said this 27'*' Day of May 1777 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield June the 2«^ Day 1777 
this May Certifi that I have Posted this Warrent according 
to the Vote of Said Town 

Sertified by me 

James Parice Constable 

then in the face of the above Meeting the Moderator (viz) 
M'' John Harvey Drew from the Box Jonathan Merrill to 
Sarve on the Petit Jury at the above Mentioned Corte. & 

Eecorded this 7'*' Day of June 1777 

David Starret Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire 

To Jams Pairce Constable for Derryfield 

£ s d f 

Michael M'=Clintok 1 03 10 

Moses Merrill 1 02 02 

James Peirce 2 19 02 

Barber Lessly 1 00 08 



250 MANCHESTEB HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

William Parham Junier 2 14 00 

John Hervey 4 09 01 

Charls Emerson 2 17 4 

Cap*° William Parham 2 18 6 

Lev'° John Parham 3020 

Ebenezer Coster 1 15 2 

Benjamin Pilsburrey 01960 

Ensn Samuel Boyd 2370 

En^° Nethaniel Boyd 18 2 

Widow and William Boyd 1800 

Cap*° Alexander M<^Murphy 3 9 7 

Benjamin Cromhie 2230 

John Dickey 2820 

William Gamble 3 14 2 

Thomas Newman 1200 

Timothy Dow 15 8 

James Garman 2970 

Jorge Graham 18 2 

Ceazer Griffen 1 11 1 

Alaxander Irwing 16 11 

James Lyon of Londonderry 10 5 2 

William M-^Clintok 3500 

John Goffe Junier 1600 

Nethaniel Mertain 18 2 

Moses Crombie 1480 

Samuel Morrson 1 10 

William Page of Londonderry 2 8 

David farmer 18 2 

Hugh Tompson 1 12 6 

John Hughs 2820 

Joseph Sanders 1340 

Nethaniel Merrill 15 8 

Daniel Blodget of Lithfield 07100 

Col John Goffe 3340 

John Rand Esq' 1600 

Mr'' John Moore 4460 

Cap'° Samuel Moor 4720 

James M'=night 15 8 



EABLY KECOKDS OF DEBEYFIEI,D. 261 

William Nutt 3 13 4 

Joseph Griffen 3 14 8 

John Griffen 3040 

Benjamin Baker 3 17 3 

Joseph George 3100 

Abraham Merrill 3 15 4 

E=" Abraham Merrill 1 13 3 

Ezekiel Stavens 3 13 3 

Joseph Farmer 3 10 3 

Widow and John Euss 1 13 10 

John Eay 0930 

Col John Stark 4 19 8 

Cap'° James M'=Cally 1 15 3 

En™ Samuel Stark 3940 

Jonathan Merrill 1740 

Jesse Baker 15 8 

Benjamin Baber* Junier 18 3 

Nethaniel Baker 15 8 

Theophils Griffen 18 3 

Lev'° Ebenezer Stavens 31750 

John Griffen Junier 1310 

Lev*" John Hall 3 17 8 

Danie^. Hall 3040 

David Starret 3 15 7 



T: £133 13 4 

a List of all the Mail Polls in the Town of Derryfield and 
Each ones Tax for the Discharge of the Town Bounty Voted 
to the five men who Inlested in the Contenental armey for 
three years, 

Banjamin Crombie 
Ebenezer Stavens 
Select Men for Said Town 

Eecorded this 11*^ Day of June 1777 

David Starret T: Clerk 



252 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James Pairce Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field 

Greeting You are Eequired by the authority of the afore 
Said State to Levey and Colect of the Several Persons Naimed 
in the List Hearwithin Commeted unto you Each one his 
Eespective proportion therein Set Down the Sum total of 
Said List of Assesment is a Tax Laid on the Mail polls and 
Estates and Ineoms of the Inhabitants of the Said Town of 
Derryfield, it Being a Bounty Voted by Said Town to the 
Soldiers Who Enlisted to Serve in the Present Ware for Three 
years. Which Money you are to Collect, at or Before the first 
Day of August next, and to Deliver it to the Select Men or 
their order at or Before Said time, and if aney Person or Per- 
sons Naimed in Said List Shall Neglact or Eefuse to pay the 
Sum or Sums Wharat he or they are Respectively Assessed 
you are to Observe and follow the Derecttions of the Law, in 
Leveying and Collecting the Same. 

Geven Under Our Hands and Seal at Derryfield afore Said 
the Tenth Day of June Anno Que Domini one Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Seventy Seven 

Benjamin Crombie 
Ebenezer Stavens 
Select Men for Said Town of Derryfield 

Eecorded this ll"" Day of June 1777 

David Starret Town Clerk 

Hillsborough s s To m"' James Pairce Constable for the 
Town of Derryfield in Said County 

Greeting. You are hereby Required to Warn a meeting of 
the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they meet 
at their meeting House the first Day of October next at thrre 
of the Clock after Noon on Said Day. 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Goveran Said meeting. 

2-ly to Draw one man from the Box to Serve on the petit 
Jury at the next Inferior Court of Common Pleas to be holden 
at Amherst on the Seventh day of October next. 



EARLY EECOEDS OF DEBKYFIELD. 253 

31y to Chouse one man to Serve on the Grand Jury at the 
next Court of General Sessions of the peace to be holden at 
Amhirst in and for Said County on the Ninth Day of October 
next. 

And this Shall be your Sufecant Warrent Given Under my 
hand at Derryfield this S"' Day of September Ad: 1777 

David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield October the 1* Day Ad. 1777 
this may Certifi that I have posted this warrent According 
to the Vote of Said Town 

Certified by me & 

James Pairce Constable 

Eecorded this 1* Day of October 1777 

David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield October the l*'^ Day Ad: 1777 
at a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town 
Legely Called and Convined on Said Day. 

Voted Lev'" John Hall moderator of Said meeting 

Drew from the box Micheal M'^Clintok for Petit Juryer 

Voted Benjamin Crombie for Grand Juryer. 

Eecorded this 1'" Day of October Ad: 1777 

David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s to M' James Pairce Constable for the 
Town of Derryfield 

Greeting You are hereby Eequired to Warn a meeting of 
the freehoulders Inhabitants of Said Town that they meet at 
their Meetinghouse Uppon the fifth Day of November next at 
four of the Clock afternoon. 

1 — ■ to Chous a Moderator 

2 — to Chous one man to Sarve on the Grand Jury at the 
Supiror Cort of Judicature to be hald at Amhirst on Tuesday 
the ll*'' of November next, 

and this Shall be your Shuficant Warrent 

given Under my hand at Derryfield affore Said this 20*** 
of October 1777 

David Starret T: Clerk 



254 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborougli s s Derryiield November the 5* 1777 
this may Certifi that I have Posted this Warrent agreable to 
the Vote of Said Town, 

Certified by me 

James Pairce Constable 

At a meeting of the Inhabitantes of Said Town hald on the 
5^^ of November 1777 

Voted Ebenezer Stavens Moderator 

Voted Lev*'' John Parham Grand Jurer to Sarve at Said 
Court 

Eecorded this 6^ of November 1777 

David Starret T: Clerlv 

This List is a tax of the Inhabitants of the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1777 as the Sums are Carried of against Each 
Mans name & 

£ s d t 

Col John GofEe 2X500 

Esqr John Eand 1500 

Majr John Moor 3 16 

Cap'" Samuel Moor 2 16 3 

James McNight 15 11 

William Nutt 3 11 7 

Joseph Griffen 2070 

John Griffen 2460 

Jonathan Merrill 1700 

Benjamin Baker 2 15 6 

Joseph George 2000 

Abraham Merrill 3 15 10 

Abraham Merrill Junier 1 12 2 

Ezekiel Stavens 3 10 

Joseph Farmer 3780 

John & Widow Euss 1 12 8 

Gen^ John Stark 5 14 8 

John Hughs 2790 

Samuel Stark 2800 

Jesse Baker 15 11 



EARLY RECOBDS OF DERKYFIELD. 255 

Benjamin Baker Junier 17 6 

Netheniel Baker 15 11 

Theophilus Griffen 17 6 

John GrifEen Junier 1130 

Lev*'' John Hall 3390 

Daniel Hall 2000 

David Starret 3 19 

Micheal M^Clintok 11100 

Moses Merrill 1 1 10 

Zaccheus Eichison 11750 

Ebenezer Stavens 3 16 8 

Nethaniel Martin 18 9 

James Pairce 2 17 5 

WilHam Parham Junier 213100 

John Harvey 4 15 7 

Cheirls Emerson 2 18 9 

Captn William Parham 21680 

Lev*" John Parham 2 19 3 

Ebenezer Coster 1 13 9 

En= Samuel Boyd 2 5 

En^° Nathaniel Boyd 18 7 

Margret Boyd Widow 0260 

Cap*'' Alexander M<^Murphy 3 9 4 

Benjamin Crombie 2120 

John Dickey 2 6 11 

William Gambel 3 18 

Thomas Newman 1130 

Timothy Dow 15 11 

James Germen 2630 

Jorge Graham 18 6 

Lamuel Harvey 15 11 

Czear Griffen 1920 

James Lyon of Londonderry 5 

William M-^Clintok 3800 

John Goffe Junier 1570 

Moses Crombie 1370 

William Boyd 1420 

Samuel Morrison 1230 



256 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

William Page of Londerry 0230 

David farmer 17 

Hugh Tompson 1 16 2 

Joseph Sanders 18 9 

Daniel Blodget of Lithfield 15 11 

Daniel Gillman 15 11 

Tottal of this Colum 
Brought from the other Colum 
The foregoing is a Just Tax of the pools and Eestates of the 
inhabitants and freehoulders of the Town of Derryfield for 
the year 1777, 

Derryfield December the 24* Day 1777, 

John Goffe 
Benjamin Crombie 
Select Men of Derryfield 

Keeorded this 26* Day of December 1777 

p^ David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsboroug s s 
To James Pairce Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
Greetin You are hereby Eequired in the Name of the 
Gouerment and People of this State to Levey & Collect of the 
Severl persons whose names are mentioned in this List the 
Severl Sums Carried out against Each mans name in Bills of 
the Continantel emietion or Bills of this State and Pay to the 
Tresuerer of this State the Sum of one Hundred and three 
Pounds Eightteen Shillings & four Pance at or Before the fijst 
Day of March Next Insuing and the Eemander of the Sums 
Contained in this List you are Eequired to pay to Us the 
Select Men of this Town or their order at or Before the first 
Monday of march afl'ore Said 

fail not as you will answer your Default at the pains and 
panalty of the Law in that behalf made and Provided and if 
auey of the within named Parsons Shall Neglect or Eefuse to 
pay there Eespecttive Sum or Sums to you you are to proseed 
with them as the Law Dericts impowring Counstables or Col- 
lectors to Gether Taxes in this State 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 257 

and this Shall Be your Sufeeant warrent Geven under our 
hands and Seal at Derryfield this 24"^ Day of December 1777 

John Goffe 
Benjamin Crombie 
Select Men of Derryfield 

Eecorded this 26'" Day of December 1777 

David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsboroug s s to m^' James Pairce Constable for the 
Town of Derryfield 

Greeting You are Hereby Eequired to Warn a Meeting of 
the f reehoulders Inhabitants of . Said Town that they meet 
at their Meeting House the first Day of Janury Next at three 
of the Clock P: M:. 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator, 

2-ly to Draw one man from the Box to Serve on the 
Petit Jury, at the Next Inferiour Court of Common pleas 
to be Holden at Amhirst on the first tuesday of Janury Next, 

and this Shall be your Sufeeant warrent. 

Dated at Derryfield the 17"^ Day of December A: D: 1777 
by Order of Court 

p"- David Starret T Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield Janury the 1*'^ 1778 
this may Certifi that I have posted this warrent agreeable to 
the Vote of Said Town 

Certified pr. 

James Peirce Constable 

Hillsborough s s 

To James Peirce Constable in Said Town these are to Ee- 
quire you by the authority of the Goverment and people of 
the State of New hampshire to Warn a town Meeting of the 
Inhabitants of Said Town Lawfully Quallefied to Vote in 
Town Meetings to assemble and meet at the meeting House 
in Said Town, the first Day of Janury Next at Twelve of 
the Clock after Noon. 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator. 



258 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

2-ly to Chouse a man or men to take Care to provide things 
nessesary for the Suport of Robert McNights family, or any 
others Dependent upon Said Town Whose Husbands are in the 
Contenantel Services. 

3-ly also to See what the Town will dow with the Money 
Collected by the Constable off the Sevaral Inhabitants of Said 
Town, the Money Belonging to another State and now Called 
in and So not Currant hear which is now in the hand of one 
of the Select men, and to Dow and act Such other Matters and 
things nessesary for the benefit of Said Town When meet and 
this Shall be your Suficen warrant Geven under Oour and 
Seal this 24^'' Day of December, AD: 1777 

John Goffe 
Benjamin Crombie 
Select Men of Derryfield 

Hillsboroug s s Derryfield January the l"' Day of 1778, 
this may Certifi that I have Given Warning to the Inhab- 
itants of Said Town Vearbily 

Certified by me 

James Pierce, Constable 

Hillsborough s s 

at a Meetin of the freehoulders & Inhabitants of Derryfield 
held on the I"' Day of January 1778 agreeable to the above 
warront at their Meetinghouse. 

Voted Lev'° John Hall Moderator of both meetings 
then voted to ajourn this meetin to Lev'" John Halls House, 
then meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
Present and the meeting, Called, 

then Drew from the Box John Griffen for Petit Juryor 
then Voted on the Second article in the Second Warrent 
to Chous a man to take Care that Robert M<^Nights Wife & 
femely be Provided With Such articuls as they Stand Most in 
need of to the first Monday in march Next and that Said 
articuls be Precurcod out of the money Voted the 3"" Day of 
april 1777, as a Bounty from the Town, he the Said M'^Night 
being one of Said Towns Soulders in the Contenentel Services 
for three years. 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 259 

then voted Col. John Goff be the man to provide for Said 
femely as above, & that he the Said Goff be accountable for 
the money So Expended by the first Monday in Merch next 
to the Town 

Eecorded all the above the 8*'' of January 1778 

David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James Peirce Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the Currant year 

Greeting You are hereby Eequired in the Name of the 
Goverment and people of this State to Warn the free holders 
& Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield Quallified by Law to 
Vote in Town Meetings that they meet at the meeting-house 
in Said Town upon Monday the Ninth Day of February next 
at twelve of the Clock at noon, then & there to act on the 
following perticulars (viz) 

1-ly to Chuse a Moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 

2-ly to hear artieules of Confederation and perpetual 
Union Eead and published by the Continantel Conggress and 
to approve or Disaprove as the Town shall think Best 

3-ly to See if the Town will Give instruttions to their Eep- 
resentetive Concerning framing a New Plan of Goverment for 
this State and Vote thereon 

4-ly to See if the Town Will be at the Charge of the 
Select Mens finding out the owner of the Unimproved Lands 
not Blonging to the Inhabitants or What they Will Dow 
Concerning Said Lands. 

and this Shall be your Sufeeant Warrant Given Under Our 
hands and Seal this 26"^ Day of January Ad: 1778, and Make 
Eeturn of this Warrant at or before the Said 9^'' Day of Feb- 
ruary fore Said. 

John Goffe 
Benjamin Crombie 
Ebenezer Stavens 

Select Men 



260 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield February the 9*'^ Day Ad: 
1778, 

this May Certifi that I have Posted this Warrant agreeable 
to the Vote of Said Town 

Certified pr Me 

James Peirce Constable 

Eecorded this 10'" Day of February 1778 

pr me David Starret Town Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

at a meeting of the freehoulders Inhabitants of the Town of 
Derryfield Legely Called and Convined on the 9"^ Day of 
February 1778. 

Voted Col: John Goffe Moderator of Said Meeting then 
Voted to ajourn this meeting to Lev'° John Halls house 

then meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
present and the meeting Called, and the articuls of Confed- 
eration and perpetual Union published by the Continantel 
Conggress was Eead and Unanamesly approved by Said Town. 

then Voted on the third Articul of the WaiTent to Chouse a 
Committee to Give instruttions to their Eepresenttive con- 
cerning fraiming a new Plan of Goverment for this State, and 
that Said Committee Consist of Seven men, (viz) William 
M^Clintok, Col: John Goffe Lev'° John Hall, John Harvey, 
David Starret, Esq" Samuel Boyd, and Lev*^" Samuel Moor. 

Voted on the fourth Dito, to Sand Lev'° John Hall to 
Chester Town Clerk in order to find out the owners of the 
unimproved Land Eecorded this 10*"^ Day of February 1778 

pr David Starret T. Clerk 

the List of Eates for the unemprovid Land Commeted to 
James Peirce Constable for the year, 1777 is as followeth (viz) 
George Peirce Lot in the Sixty Acres 

Divitions is N" 19 3 

Eev"* Thomas Sims is Dito 20 3 

Jacob Gilman is Dito 23 3 

John Sanborn is Dito 30 3 

Thomas Smith is Dito 33 3 



EARLY RBCOBDS OF DERRYFIELD. 261 

liichard Jaquish is Dito 34 

Benjamin Smith is Dito 35 

William Healy is Dito 36 

Clement M" Harvey is Dito 37 

Oeorg Jeft'ery Esqr is Dito 39 

Ebenezer Loveren is Dito 40 

John priscot is Dito 42 

Col. Fetter Weare is Dito 43 

Jethro Tilton is Dito 44 

Jeremiah Sanburn is Dito 45 

Jacob Stanyon is Dito 46 

Nethaeil Sanborn is Dito 47 

Joseph Bacheldor is Dito 48 

Enoch Sanborn is Dito 49 

Cap'" Joseph Sherborn is Dito .... 50 

Jothen Kimbel is Dito 51 

Jo then Dearburn is Dito 52 

Eichard Wibird Esq"^ is Dito .... 53 

Cap'" Henrey Sherburn is Dito .... 60 

Stephen Jonson is Dito 61 

Capt Joshaua Tilton is Dito 62 

Moses- Blake is Dito 63 

Jonethan Plumer is Dito 65 

Col. Shadrach Walton is Dito .... 102 

Nathaniel Bachalder Junier is Dito . . 104 

philip Tole is Dito 105 

Josiah Bacheldor is Dito 133 

Eleazer Eussel is Dito 134 

John Hogg, 100 acres is Dito .... 25 

Eobert Clarks heirs is Dito 7 

Isaac Tole is Dito 8 

Thomas and Fetter Cochran at Masses- 

peca pond 0500 

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262 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Col Todds heirs or moor 

Capt. John Gragg 

Lot N° 14 

Lot N° 15 

EeV* Thomas Parker Hall and Col. 

Joseph Blachards heirs 

John Stuerd 

James M'^Gregre Couper 

John M'^Clintok 

Col mark Hunking Esq' Lot No 83 . . . 

Eecorded this 26"' Day of February 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s To James 
peirce Constable of Derryfield 

(Seal) Greeting You are hereby Eequired in the name 
of the Goverment and people of the State of New Hampshire 
to Collect the Several Sums of money Carried against Each 
mans name in the Within List there with Commeted to you to 
Collect and you are to follow the Derettions of the Law of this 
State, Intiteled an act to Astablish an Equetable method of 
making Eats and Taxes & Determing who Shall be Legel 
Voters in Town and parrsh offairs passed the Second Day of 
July 1776. and pay the Sum Tottal to the Select men for the 
Time Being at or before the Last Day of May next Insuing 

fail not as you will answer your Defalt under the peneltyes 
of the Law in that Behalf made and provided, 

Given under our hands and Seal this 23'^'' Day of fabniary 
1778. 

John GoSe 
Benjamin Crombie 
Ebenezer Stavens 

Select Men 

Eecord this 26"^ Day of February 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFLELD. 263 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

To James Peirce Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
You are Eequired in the name of the Goverment and People 
of the afore Said State to Warn all the Inhabitants and free- 
houlders Quallifyed by Law to Vote in Town Meetings that 
they meet at the Meetinghouse in Said Derryfield on Monday 
the Second Day of March next at teen of the Clock in the 
forenoon then and there Whan mat, 

1^' to Chouse a moderator to Goveren S** Meeting 

2-ly to hear the Town accompts Eead and Vote thereon 

3-ly to make Choice of all Town offeeers for the Corrant 
year 

4-ly to See how much money the Town Will Raise to pay 
for priching to the Inhabitants for the Corrant year, and if 
aney who Shall Suply the Pulpet and vote thereon 

5-ly to See how much Money the Town Will Eaise to De- 
fray Town Charges, and for the Support of the poor of the 
Town for the Currant year 

6-ly to See if the Town Will Chuse Som person to take 
adminrstration on Elisebath Masseys Estate and Quallify him 
for that purpos that her own Estate may Support her 

7-ly to See if the Town will pay the petit Juryares as 
formerly also to the Select Men Extrordanery Charge 

8-ly to Vote how Town Meetings Shall be warned for the 
futer 

9-ly to See if the Town will alow Ebenezer Stavens a Con- 
sideration for fencing the Grave yeard 

John Goffe 
Benjamin Crombie 
Ebenezer Stavens 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s 

this May Certifi that I have posted Coppyis of this Warrent 
agreeble to the vote of Said Town 

Certified by me 

pr. James Peirce, Constable 

Recorded this 25"^ Day of March 1778 

pr me David Starret Town Clerk 



264 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Hillsborough, s s at a meeting of the free foulders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Derryfield Legely Called and Con- 
veind on the Second Day of March 1778 

Voted Lev*° John Hall Moderator of Said meeting then 
Voted to ajourn this Meeting to Said Halls House Insently 
met according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk present 
and the Meeting Called 

then Voted on the Second articul of the above warrent to 
alow or Except the Town accompts for the year 1777, as the 
may hereafter epear in the following order (viz) 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield February the 23'^ Day Ad 1778 
We the Subscribers Meat on Said Day with the Select men 
and Constable for the year 1777 and east Both Lists and finds 
the Sum of £132=13=4 in the first List which was Com- 
metted by the Select Men to the Constable Bearing Date the 
10'^'' of June 1777, and was Laid on the Inhabitants and free- 
holders of Said Derryfield, on porpose for to Pay the Town 
Bounty Voted to the Connentel Soldiers Ingaged in the 
Contenentel Service for three years Said Constable Dis- 
charges him Selef of Said List in the menner following (viz) 

JE s d f 
Paid to Lev'" John Parham for preveledges to 

Kobert M'^Nights wife he being Returned for 

one of Said Solders the sum of 3 2 

paid to Said Select Men as by there Eecept .119 6 
paid to Barber Lessly by abatment of his Rat 10 8 
paid to Alexander Irwing by abatment of part 

of his Eat 6 11 

paid to Joseph Griffen by abatment of part 

of his Rat 9 8 

By Vartue of a Petition which was Laid Before 
Said town at Said meeting, Signed by, John 
Griffen, Nethaniel Marten, David Farmer, 
Benjamin Baker Junier, Benjamin Moor, 
thomas Newman, William Boyd, & Nethaniel 
Merrill, Praying for abatment of there Poll 
Tax which is fifteen and Eight pance, per 
man after Concederration the Town Voted 
that they Should be abated which amounts 
in the Whole to 6 5 4 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 265 

the Total of what Said Constable ha? paid of 

Said List is 129 5 1 

and there Remains Due to Balence Said List 

the Sum of 3 8 3 

Which Sum Said Constable Gave his Note 

for to the Selectmen, for the Time Being 

then Likwayes Cast the other List Bearing 
Date the 24"^ of December 1777 and finds the 

Sum of 137 13 5 

Said Constable Discharses him Selef of Said 

List in the Mennor following (viz) 

Paid to the States Treas'' as By his Eecept the 

Sum of 103 18 4 

paid to Jonathan Merrill for Jury Services in 

Said year 00 12 

paid to Micheal M'^Clintok for Jury Services 

in Dito 12 

By an order from Said Select Men upon Said 
Constable to William Parham Junier for 
Ceeping Elisebath Massey one year from the 
first of april 1777 to april 1778 4 10 

paid to Ebenezer Stavens for Services as Select 
man 8s and for fancing the Grave yeard, in 
Said year. £4—0—0. Totel 4 8 

paid to Benjamin Crombie for Services as Se- 
lectman 8s and for Taking the Invoice 8s in 
Said year, totel 16 

paid to Col. John Goffe for Services as Select 

Man in Do 8 

paid to David Starret for Services as Clerk & 

Counter 0800 

paid to Lev*^" John Perham for Counting . . 2 

alowed to the Rev* William Davicon for Prich- 

ing one Day in Said year 1 10 

paid to Col. John Goffe for his providing for 
the afore Said Robert M'^Nights wife and 
femely as by her Recept 8 6 



266 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

alowed to M"" Pilsboury for Pricliing two Days . 
in February Last to the Inhabitants of Said 
Town 3000 

alowed to William M*^Clintok for Provid for 
Barber Lessly and femely an Stock and 
housrum and firewood as by his accompt the 
Sum of 2 

paid to Lev*" John Hall for intertaining the 
monesters Who priched in Said year the 
Sum of 1 16 a 

and in Behalf of Said Town for Going to Chas- 
ter to Esqr Emerson in order to Get a Coppy 
of the the unemproved Land Lying in Derry- 
field and the Said Emersons Charg for said 
Coppy 8s as by the Said Halls accompt the 
Sum of 1 12 

alowd to Daniel Hall for Ceeping Mary M"^- 
Nights Child about nine Munths as By his 
accompt 10 13 

£27 7 

the Whole of the above accompt was Exeminged by ua 
David Starret and John Parham who was appointed by a 
Vote of Said Town for that purpos 

then Voted on the third Dito David Starret Town Clerk for 
Sd year 

Voted three Select Men for the Corrant year 

Voted Levt° John Hall 
Voted Benjamin Baker 
and Lev'° Samuel Boyd 
Select Men for Said Year 

but at the adjournment of Sd meeting the Town Voted to 
Eeconcider that Vote of Benjamin Baker being Select Man 
or to Provide priching for Said year, as he Eefuseed to take 
the Oath of fidelity to this State, and Proceaded and made 
Chouice of Joseph Farmer for Select Man in Said Bakers 
Rume 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIBLD. 267 

Voted John Dickey Constable for the Corrent year 

Voted Cap'" William Parham, Cap'" Samuel Moore, Joseph 
Farmer, Lev'" John Hall, and Joseph George for Commettee 
of Safty and Inspecttion for the Corrant year 

Voted Cap'" Samuel Moore, Thomas Newman, En™ Samuel 
Stark, Daniel Hall, Lev'" Samuel Boyd, and William Parham, 
Junier for Surveyors of highways for Said year 

Voted Cap'" Samuel Moor, Lev'" John Parham, and Lev'" 
Samuel Boyd, to take care, that the Elwives have a free pas- 
sege agreeable to the Late act of the General Cort of Said 
State 

Voted Zaccheus Eieherdson, and Zacharia Holden Tything 
men 

Voted Daniel Gillman Sealer of Lather for Said year 

Voted Daniel Gillman, Jonathan Merrill, WilUam Parham 
Juneir, and John Euss for Hogg Eeves for Said Year 

Voted David Starret, and Ensn Joseph Sanders Town 
Counters 

Voted David Starret, Ensn Joseph Sanders, and Cap'" Sam- 
uel Moor, Survayers of Lumber for the Currant year 

Voted on the fourth Dito sixty Dollers for priehing for Said 
year. 

Voted M' Benjamin Baker, and David Starret for to Pro- 
vide priehing for the above money 

Voted but at the adjournment voted Lev'" John Parham 
to Provid Priehing in Lue of Mr Baker, as he Eefused to 
taake the oath of fidelity to this State 

Voted to adjourn this meeting to the first Monday of April 
Next at Twelve of the Clock to Lev'" John Halls house 

April the 6'^' 1778 

Then meat according adjournment the Moderator and Clerk 
present and the Meeting opned 

then Voted on the fifth Dito to Dismis it at present 

Voted on the Sixth Dito to Chouse a man to take adminnis- 
tration on Elisabath Masseys Esstate (Viz) David Starret, and 
that he be Invested with full Power of Substitueetion in Behalf 
of Said Town to Prossecut for Said Estate in Order that it 



268 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

may be Eecuvered for her Support agreeable to a Late act of 
the General Court of this State 

Voted on the Seventh Dito to pay the Petit Juryers as 
formerly 

Voted on the Eight Dito that Town Meetings and Jury 
Meetings be Warned as usuel till f order Orders 

Voted on the Ninth Dito to make Ebenezer Stavens Con- 
eederation above his agreement for faneing the Grave yard, 
and the Town tuk it into Concederation and Voted to alow 
the Said Stavens £3 — — — Lawful as a Concederation for 
the above Service 

at Said Meeting by Vartue of a Eequest made by James 
Perice Constable to Said Town, praying for sum alowence for 
his ExStrordennery Service as Constable in Said year, and 
Said Town tuke the Same into Concederation and Made the 
Said Pairce a Concederation of £3 — — — Likwase Elisa- 
bat Massey Was Strock off to Cap'" William Parham for one 
year fron Said adjournment he Being the Loest Bider, and that 
he the Said Parham is to furnish her with the Whole of the 
Said artieuls which Will" Parham Junier furnished her with 
the year 1776 in Cecon for her Comfort to the Setesfecttion 
of the present Select Men for Which he the Said Parham is 
to Receve out of this Corrant years assesment the Sum of 
£5—2—0—0 

Recorded this 15"^ of April 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

The List of Eeats Commeted to John Dickey Constable for 
the Town of Derryfield, 1778, 

Each mans Name and Sum is as followeth. (viz) 

£ s d 

Cap'° William Parham 3 K) 6 

Lev'" John Parham 3 13 6 

John Harvey 3 19 6 

Lemuel Harvey 166 

Enoch Harvey" 19 10 

Charles Emerson 330 

William Parham 3 18 5 



EARLY BECOBDS OF DERBYFIELD. 269 

William M^Clintok 4 18 6 

David Starret 559 

William Gambell 4 IT 1 

John Dickey 3 10 10 

Benjamin Crombie 3 13 3 

Cap'" Alexander M'^Murphy 3107 

Lev'° Samuel Boyd 2 14 4 

William Boyd 2 6 10 

Moses Crombie 1 14 2 

Moses Merrill 1 7 10 

Mieheal M<=Clintok 1710 

James Pairce 3 12 7 

John Hall 3 10 7 

Daniel Hall 2 10 3 

Ceorge Graham 131 

Daniel Gillman 131 

Caezer Griffen 1 18 6 

Samuel morrison 1 13 9 

General John Stark 639 

John Hues 2 19 6 

En™ Samuel Stark 2 17 9 

John Ray 296 

John Russ 1 17 3 

Joseph Griffen 360 

Ezekiel Stavens 4 17 5 

Abraham merrill 360 

Nathaniel merrill 19 10 

Joseph George 2 12 8 

Benjamin Baker 360 

Abraham Merrill Junier 2 10 

Jonathan Merrill 1 13 5 

John Griffen 1 18 6 

Theophilns Griffen 131 

John Griffen Junier 131 

William nutt 2 16 

Ensn. Joseph Sanders 1 7 10 

Benjamin Moor 479 

Col. John Goffe 6 1 10 



270 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

Captn Samuel Moor 469 

Nathanieal Marten 1 3 10 

Zacharia Houlden 1 11 6 

Thomas Neuman 1 12 1 

Hugh Tompson 271 

Ebenezer Stavens 4 15 6 

David Walton 1 11 2 

Daniel Blodget of Lithfield 1116 

David Roweal 246 

James M'^night 19 10 

James Gorman 344 

Zaecheus Eichardson ...254 

Joseph Fermar 4 14 1 

David Farmer 19 10 

£161 01 5 

State of Xew Hampshire and County of Hillsborough 

(Seal) to John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field and County afor Said. Greeting — 

You are hereby Required in the name of the Goverment and 
people of this State Lavey and Collect of the Several Per- 
sons Naimed in the List Herewith Committed unto you Each 
one his Respecttive Proportion therein Sat Down, 

the Sum Tottel of Said List being an act of the General 
Court of Said State, and a Vote of the Inhabitants of Derry- 
field, to Pay the Publick Charges of Said State and Town for 
the Currant year, to pay to the Treasurer of this State in Con- 
tinentel Bills and Bills of this State at or Before the Last Day 
of June next the Sum of one Hundred and three Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings and fouer pance, and olso to pay to us the 
Select Men of Derryfield, and County afore Said for the year 
1778, the Just and full Sum of the Remaining Part of the 
whole List at or before the Sixteenth Day of July next and if 
aney person or persons Neglect or Refuse to make payment 
of the Sum or Sums Whearat he or they are Respactively assed 
or Set Down in Said List, to Disstreain the Goods or Catties 
of the Said Delinquant or Delinkquants, to the Value there 
of, and the Disstrants so taken you are to Ceek (p) 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 271 

the Space of four Days at the Cost and Charge of the ouner 
and if the ouner Dos not Pay the Sum or Sums So assessed 
upon him or them within the Said four Days the Disstresses 
So taken you are to Expose and openly Sell at an Outcry for 
Payment of the Tax and Charges Notice of Such Sale being 
Posted in Som Poublek place In Said town Twentyfour owers 
before hand and the overploush if any there be after Said 
sail besids the Said assessment and Charge of Ceeping the 
Distresor Distreases to be Iramedetly Eestored to the owner 
and for want of Goods and Cattels Wlieron to make Distreses 
and you are to Seaeez the Body or Bodys of him or them So 
refusing, and him or them Commit Unto the Common Goal of 
Said County there to Eemain untill he or they pay and Setisfi 
the Several Sum or Sums Whereat he or they are assesed Ee- 
specttively as afor Said, 

and this Shall be your Sufecant warrent 

Given ujider our hands and Seal at Derryfield 

Dated may the Twenty Second Day, 1778 

John Hall 
Joseph farmer 
Samuel Boyd 

Select Men 

Eecorded this 26"" Day of May, 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire and County of Hillsborough 
to John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derryfield for 
the Currant year 

You are here by Eequrred in the name of the State and 
Good people of Said State to warn a meeting of the free- 
houlders and Inhabitants of Said Town to meet at their meet- 
ing house on friday the 23* Day of this Instant at three a 
Clock in the after noon of Said Day 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to goveran Said meeting 
2-ly to See if the Town will Vote to Send one man to 
Eepresent them in the Convention to be held at Concord on 
the tenth Day of June next to form a Plean of Goverment of 
this State 



272 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

3-ly to See if the Town will Wote to provide A Town 
Stock of Amminniction as the Law Directes, and this Shall be 
your Sufeeant Warrent 
Geven under our hands 
Dated at Derryfield may the ?*" 1778 

John Hall 
Samuel Boyd 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s, Derryfield may the 22"' 1778, 
this may Certifi that I have Posted Coppyes of this warrent 
agreeable to the vote of the Town 

Certifed pr me. 

John Dickey Constable 

Hillsborough s s at a meeting of the free Houlders and 
Inhabitants of Derryfield Legely Called and Conveaned on the 
22'" of May 1778 

Voted Col. John Golfe moderator of Said meeting 
then Voted not to Sand a man to the Convention 
then Voted to have the one Half of fifty two Poiinds of 
Powder from David Starret for a Town Stock of Powder 
which the Said Starret Purchished on his own Cost in Exeter 
at Nine shillings per pound, the 19"" of May Instant, 

Eecorded the 36"^ of May 1778 

per David Starret T: Clerk 

State of Xew Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To M' John Dickey Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield, Greeting. 

You are Hereby Eequired in the Name of the Goverment 
and people of Sd State to warn a meeting of the freehoulders 
and Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they meet at their 
meeting house the Second Day of July next at two of the 
Clock in the after noon 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2-ly to Draw one man from the Box to Serve on the petit 
Jury at the next Inferiour Court of Common Pleas to be 
holden at Amhirst in and for Said County on the Seventh 



EARLY BECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 273 

Day of July Next, and this Shall be your Sufecant Warent, 
Geven Under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this Sixteenth 
Day of June Ad: 1778 

David Starret T: Clerk. 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield July the 2^^ 1778 
in pursuance to the within presept I have posted this war- 
rant agreeable to the Vote of Said Town 

Certified pr John Dickey, Constable 

Eecorded this 13* of August 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) to John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field in Said County Greeting, 

You are hereby Required in the Name of the Goverment 
and People of this State to Warn a meeting of the freehoulders 
and Inhabitants of Said Town that they Assemble and meet 
at their Meeting House in Said Derryfield on Thursday the 
Second Day of July next at three a Clock in the afternoon of 
Said Day 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Goveren Said Meeting 

2-ly to See if the freehoulders and Inhabitants of Said 
Town wen Meet will Vote to Repair their meeting hous this 
year and how fare they will Repair it and then to Chouse a 
Committee to Repair it as it May Be Voted 

3-ly to See what method the Town will take to Sate Said 
Meeting house and vot thereon 

4-ly to See if the Inhabitants Will Vote to prepare a 
petition to the General Court to Tax al the Land in Said 
Town Improved and Onimproved at a Reisenable tax for the 
Tarm of five years, the Money So Raised to be applied to Re- 
pair and finish off the afor Said Meeting House and to help 
Us to Suport the Gospal in Said Town Duering five years 
as above 

5-ly to Geve Som Instructtions to Liv*" David Starret. 
With Respact to Elisabeth Masseys Estate as may Be thought 
Best and Vote thereon. 



274 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

6-ly to See what the Town will Advice and Dow With 
Barber Lessly and femely and Vote ther on 

7-ly to See if the Town will Revive the Ealwive act and 
make Such ammondment as hall be thought Best and Vot 
thereon 

8-ly to hear the Grevences of M"" Benjamin Crombie for 
his Service Last Year as a Select Man as also to hear Said 
Crombies accompt for providing priching and Vot there on, 
and this Shall be your Sufacant Warrant 
Given Under Our hands and Seal at Derryfield this thir- 
teenth Day of June, 1778 

John Hall 
Joseph farmer 

Select Men 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield July the 2^'^ 1778 
in pursuance to the within presept I have posted Coppyes of 
of this Warrant agreeable to the Vote of Said Town 

Certifid pr 

John Dickey Constable 

Eecored this 13^^ of August 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s July the 2"^ Day 1778. 

at a meeting of the freehoulders and inhabitants of Derry- 
field Legely Called and Conveind on Said Day, and Voted 
Col. John GofEe Moderator of Both meetings. 

then Proceded and Drew from the Bos m"" Daniel Hall to 
Serve on the petit Jury, 

the Proceded to the Second Warrant and Voted on Sec- 
ond Dito not to Repare the Meeting House at present. 

Voted to pass the third articul at present 

Voted to pass the fouth articul at present 

Voted on the fifth Dito that the Select Men Procead in 
Eespect to the Poor of Said Town as the Law Derects. 

Voted on the fifth that Lev'° David Starret be Lemeted 
With Discracenerey Power in Regard of Elisabeth masseys 
Estate 



EARLY RECORDS OF DBRRYFIELD. 275 

Voted on the Seventh Dito that the Elwive act Be Eevived 
with proper amendments. 

Likwayes Voted at Said Meeting that the Town mak Good 
An Eaight Doller Bill Paid by m"^ James Peiree Constable to 
the Select Men in the year 1777 as Eats it Proving a Coun- 
terfit. 

Voted on the Eight Dito alow m'' Benjamin Crombie 
Seven DoUers for his Exstrordenery Charg for the year 1777 as 
Select Man and for Providen Priching 

Eecorded this IS"' Day of August 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

A List of the unsatled Land in Chaster Bounds Lying in 
Derryfield 

No. £ s d 

George Perce is No. . . - 19 5 

Eev' Thomas Simes Dito 20 5 

Ent. Nathaniel Boyd 23 5 

Jacob Gillman Dito 23 5 

John Sanborn Dito 30 5 

Thomas Smith Dito 33 5 

Eichard Jaquas Dito 31 5 

Benjamin Smith Dito 35 5 

William Healy Dito 36 5 

Clement Mr--^ Harvey Dito 37050 

George Jeffery Esq'' Dito 39 5 

Ebenezer Lovern is Dito 40 5 

John Priscot is Dito 42 5 

Col Petter Weare is Dito 43 5 

Jethro Tilton is Dito 44 5 

Jeremiah Sanbourn is Dito 45 5 

Jacob Stanyon is Dito 46 5 

Nethaniel Sanburn is Dito 47 5 

Joseph Bachelder is Dito 48 5 

Enoch Sanborn is Dito 49 5 

Cap'" Joseph Sherburn is Dito 50 5 

Jonathan Kimbel is Dito 51050 

Jonathan Derburn is Dito 52 5 



^i^ 



MANCHESTEB HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 



Eiehard Wibird Esq' is Dito 53 5 

Cap'" Hanrey Sharbuxn is Dito 60 5 

Stephen Jonson is dito 61 5 

Cap^ Joseph Tilton is Dito 62050 

Moses Blake is Dito 63 5 

Jonathan Plumer is Dito 65050 

Col. Shadraeh Walton is Dito 102 5 

Nathaniel Bachelder Junier is Dito .... 104 050 

Philip Tole is Dito 105 5 

Joseph Bachelder is Dito 133 5 

Eleazer Russel is Dito 134 5 

John Hogg Esqr 100 acres is Dito 25 1 3 

Thomas & Petter Cocran at Massepick Pond . 8 4 

Eobert Clarks Heirs is Dito 7 5 

Isaac Tole is Dito 8050 

the above in Chaster the Remainder Dery 
and the Lord propiters Land 

Cap* John Grag farm 1 10 

John Stuart farm 16 6 

James M'^Gregroe 0084 

John M'^Clintok 0084 

Col Mark Hunking Esq' is No 83 5 

Col Todd Heirs or Moore 5 

James Lyons Medow 12 

William Page Medow 0080 

John Barnets medow 0040 

Mason Tittel Eev* thomas Parker Hall and 

Joseph Blanchards Heirs 1 10 

No 14 5 

No 15 5 



£17 8 6 
Recorded the 29"" September 1778 

David Starret T: Clerk 

A List of Rats Commeted to John Dickey Constable for the 
Town of Derryfield for the year 1778 are as Fowleth (viz) 



EAELY EECOEDS OF DEBRYFIELD. 277 

£ s d 

Capt° Wiliam Parham 311 

Lev' John Parham 3 6 10 

John Harvey 578 

William Parham 3 10 10 

Charls Emerson 2 15 4 

William McClintok 4 4 10 

David Starret 4 19 6 

William Gambel 4 13 5 

John Dickey 316 

Benjamin Crombie 394 

Cap' Alexander M'=Murphy 3 14 3 

Lev' Samuel Boyd 2 16 4 

William Boyd 1 18 

Moses Crombie 166 

Micheal M'^Clintok 134 

Moses Marrill 176 

James Peirce 3 11 2 

John Hall 3 11 3 

Daniel Hall 298 

George Graham 18 8 

Daniel Gillman 112 

Ceaser Griffen 1 15 1 

Samuel Morrison 1 10 8 

Nathaniel Kitrige 18 8 

Henrey Stavens 3 13 

Samuel Stark 2 19 3 

John Huge 2 12 8 

Gen^ John Stark 7 11 8 

John Eaye 182 

John Euss 1 13 

Joseph Farmer 4 10 8 

David Farmer 16 

David Eowel 210 

Ebenezer Stavens 4 5 11 

Hugh Tompson 2 15 8 

Joseph Griffen 313 

Ezekiel Stavens 4 14 10 



278 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Abraham Marrill 3196 

Nethaniel Marrill 18 

En° Joseph Sanders 128 

Joseph George 262 

Thomas Newman 163 

Benjamin Baker 3 16 8 

Abraham Marrill Junier 1173 

Jonathan Marrill 1 13 6 

John Griffen 322 

Theophilus Griffen 18 8 

John Griffen Junier 18 8 

"William Nutt 3 10 8 

Benjamin Moor 332 

Col. John Goffe 669 

Cap* Samuel Moor 3 11 2 

Nethaniel Martin 19 3 

Zereah Holden 1 14 4 

James M'^night 180 

James Germen 2 14 11 

Zekius Richerdson 1 16 8 

Davice Walton 180 

Daniel Blodget Lithfield 150 

155 11 1 
Brought over the unimproved Land 17 8 6 

173 19 7 
Eecorded the 39"* of September 1778 

David Starret Teon (?) 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seals) To John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field and County afore Said Greeting 

You are Hereby Required in the Name of the Goverment 
and people of this State to Leveay and Collect of the Sev- 
eral Parsons Named in the List Herewith Commeted unto you 
Each one his Respacttive Proportion therein Set Down 

the Sum Totel of Such List Being an act of the General 
Court of Said State, and a Vote of the General Sessions of 
Said County as also a Vote of the Inhabitants of Said Derry- 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 279 

field, to Pay the Publik Chargess of Said State County and 
Town for the Currant year 

you are to Pay to The Treasurer of Said State in Continen- 
tel Bills and Bills of this State at or Before the Last Day of 
December next the Sum of one Hundred and three Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings and fouer Pance, and Pay to the Trears- 
urer of this County Five Pounds three Shilings and Elevin 
Pance on or Before the first Day of October next, and to Pay 
to us the Select men of Derryfield on our order for the year 
1778 the Just and Ful Sum of the Eemainding Part of the 
Whole Lis at or Before the first Day of February next, and if 
any Parson or Parsons Neglect or Eefuse Make Payment of the 
Sum or Sums Whereat he or they are Eespacttively assessed or 
Sat Down in Said List, to Disstrain the Goods or or Cattels 
of the Said Delinkuent or Delinkuents to the Value therof 
and the Distras or Disstrasses, Sotaken, you are to Ceep the 
Space of Four Days, at the Cost and Charges of the Owner, 
and if they Dow Not Pay, the Sum or Sums so assessed 
upon him or them within the S** four Days, the Distrasses So 
Taken you are to Expose and openly Sell at an Outcray. for 
Payment of the Tax and Charges, Nottce of Such Sail being 
Posted in Sum Publik Places in Said Town Twentyfour 
Cures befor hand, and the Over pluss if aney there be after 
Said Sail besides the Said assessment and Charges of Ceeprng 
the Distrasses or Distrasses to be Immedetly Restored to the 
Owner, and for Want of Goods and Cattels Wheron to make 
Disstrasses, you are to Sease the Bodey or Bodays of him or 
them So Refusen and him or them Commet Unto the Common 
Goal of Said County, there to Remain untill he or they pay 
and Satesfi the Several Sum or Sums Wharat he or they are 
assessed Respecttively as afor Said, 

and this Shall be your Sufecant Warrent 
Geven under Our hands and Seals at Derryfield. 

Dated September the Twenty fourth Day 1778— 

John Hall 
Joseph Farmer 
Samuel Boyd 

Select Men 

Recorded 29*^ of September 1778 

David Starret T: Clerk 



280 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of New Hampshire Hills Borough s s 
To M'' John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derryfield in 
Said County — Greeting 

You are Hereby Eequired in the Name of the Goverment 
of Said State to Warn a meeting of the freehoulders and In- 
habitants of Said Derryfield that they assemble at their meet- 
ing House upon the first Day of October next at Two of the 
Clock afternoon. 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Goveran Said meeting 
2-ly to Chouse a Man to Serve on the Grand Jury at the 
next Court of General Sessions of the Peace to be Holden at 
Amhirst in and for Said County on the Eighth Day of Octo- 
ber next, 

and this Shall be Your Sufecant Warrent. 

Dated at Derryfield this 12"^ Day of September 1778, 
by order of Court. 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield October the 1* 1778. 
in Pursuance to the Within Presept I have Posted this 
warrent agreeable to the Vote of Said Town. 

pr John Dickey Constable 

Hillsborough s s 

at a meeting Legely warned for the Chouise of a Grand 
Jurier and held on the I*'' Day of October 1778 
Voted Cap'° William Parham Moderator 
Voted En^° Samuel Stark for Grand Jurier for Said Court 

Eecorded tliis 12"^ of October, 1778 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

To Mr John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of the Goverment 
and People, of Said State to Warn a meeting of the Free- 
houlders and Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they meet at 
their Meeting House on monday the 28"^ Instant at Eleven 
of the Clock Before noon 



EAKLY KECOEDS OF DERRYFIELD. 281 

1-ly to Chouse a moderator to Eegelate Said meeting 
2-ly to Draw one man from the Box to Serve on the Petit 
Jury at the next Inferiour Court of Common Pleas to be 
holden at Amhirst on the first Tuesday of January next, 
and this Shall be your Sufecant Warrent 

Given under my hand at Derryfield this 17* Day of Decem- 
ber 1778.* 

David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield December the 28* 1778 
in Pursuance to the Within Presept I have Posted this "War- 
rent agreeable to the Vote of Said Town 

Certified p"" John Dickey Constable 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield December the 28* 1778 
then meet accorden to the above apointment and Drew 

from the Box m'' Ebenezer Stavens for Jurier to attend at 

Said Court 

Eecorded this 4* Day of January 1779 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

To John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

You are hereby Eequired in the Name of the Goverment 
and People of this State to Warn a Meeting of the freehoulders 
and Inhabitants of Said Derryfield that they meet at their 



*Though this fact does not appear in its records, Derryfield, 
classed with Goflstown, voted for Judge Samuel Blodget of the 
latter town, who was elected the member to represent these 
towns in the Honourable House of Representatives of the State 
of New Hampshire at their first session, begun and holden at 
Exeter on the third Wednesday of December, the sixteenth day, 
1778. 

A year later GofEstown appealed to the court for a separation, 
claiming that with nearly one hundred and fifty families they 
were entitled to separate representation. This petition was 
presented to the general court at Exeter, October 26, 1779, by 
Samuel Blodget, in behalf of the inhabitants of the town. See 
Records for 1780 regarding Derryfield's action concerning this 
classification. — Ed. 



282 MANCHESTER HISTOKIC COLLECTIONS. 

Meeting house on the 18'^'' Day of February Instant at two of 

the Clock afternoon 

1-ly to Choues a Moderator to Eegulate Said Meeting 
2-ly to Choues one Man to Serve on the Grand Jury at 

the Superior Court of Judicature to be held at Amhirst on 

the Last Tuesday of February Instant 

3-ly to Draw one man from the Box to Serve as Petit 

Jurior at Said Court, 

and this Shall be your shufecant Warrent 

Dated at Derryfield this 1"" Day of February 1779 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield February the 18*^ 1779 
this may Certifi that I have Posted this Warrent agreeable 
to the Vote of Said Derryfield 

Certified pr John Dickey Constable 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield February the 18*^ 1779 

at a meeting Legely Called on Said Day 

Voted M' hugh Tompson Moderator 

then Voted Cap*° Samuel Moor for Grand Jurior 

then Drew from the Box M'' Moses Crombie for Petit Jurior 

Eecorded this 22*^ Day of February 1779 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To John Dickey Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field in Said County Greeting. 

You are hereby Required in the Name of the Goverment 
and people of this State to Warn a meeting of the freeh oulders 
and Inhabitants of Said Town that they meet at their meeting- 
house in Said Derryfield on the first monday of March next 
at ten of the Clock before Noon 

1-ly to Chouse a Moderator to Goveren Said Meeting 

2-ly to hear the Select Mens acounts accoumpts Read for 
the year 1778 and to alow or Disalow of Said accoumpts Ac- 
cording to the Law of this State 



EAKLY RECOBDS OF DERKYFIELD. 283 

3-ly to Chouse all the Town offecers for the Current year 
according to Law 

4-ly to See how much money the Town Will Reals for 
Priching this year and Vot thereon 

5-ly to See if the Town will Vote Whear the menisters 
will Bord and Lodge this year 

6-ly to See if the Town Will Chous a man or men to Pro- 
vide Priching this year and vote theiron 

7-ly to See What Method the Town Will take to Support 
Elisabeth Massey this year and Vote thereon 

8-ly to See what Method the Town Will take for Warning 
Town meetings for the Insuing year and Vote thereon 

and this Shall be your Sufecant Warrent 

Geven under our hands and seals 

Dated at Derryfield February the 5* 1779 

John Hall 
Joseph Farmer 
Samuel Boyd 

Select Mea 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield march the 1"* 1779. 
in Pursuance to the Within Precept I have posted this 
warrent agreeable to the Vote of Said Town 
Certified pr 

John Dickey Constable 

Eecorded this 5*^ Day of April 1779 

pr David Starret T: Clerk 

Hillsborough, s s Derryfield march the l"* 1779. 

at a meeting Legely and Convend in the meeting house ond 
Said Day. 

Voted Col John GofEe moderator of Said meeting 

Voted to ajourn this Meeting to Lev''" John Halls Wast 
rume 

Meet according to ajoumment the Moderator and Clerk 
Present and the meeting Called — 



284 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Voted on the Second Articul of the Warrent the Whole of 
the Town accounts be alowed as they Stand Enterd by the 
Conimettee appointed by Said Town in the Manner foUowen 
(viz) 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield February the 19"^ 1779. 

We the subscribers Being Apointted in Behalf of Said Derry- 
field to Exeming the Select Mens and Constables accounts for 
the money CoUectted off the Several Inhabitants of Said 
Derryfield in the year 1778, and make Eeport to the Town 
Pursuant to Said appointment 

We Meat on Said Day and Cast the Several Lists Committed 
to Said Constable by the Said Select Men. 
the first List Bears Deat the 22*^ of May 

1778. and Amounts to the Sum of . £161— 1— 5— 
the second Bears Date the 24"" Sep'" 1778 

and amounts to 172 — 19 — 7 — 

the List of non-Eecidants Land Bears 

Date the 24*^ of September 1778, and 

amounts to the Sum of 17 — 8 — 6 — 

Tottal 351— 9— 6— 

Said Constable Discharges his Self of Said Lists in the 

Mannor fowling 

£ s d f 
Paid to the States Treasurer as by his Eecept 

the Sum 207 17 

Paid to the Coimty Treasurer as by his Eecept 

the Sum of 5 3 11 

Paid to Daniel Hall for Ceeping mary m°nights 

Child 10 13 

Paid to Benj° Crombie for Service Due for the 

year 1777 2200 

Paid to Cap'" Wiir Parham for Ceeping Elise- 

bath messey 5200 

Paid to Will-" M'^Clintok for Ceeping Barber 

Lessly & femely 2000 

Paid to Lev*" David Starret for Powder for a 

Town Stock 11 14 



EARLY KECOBDS OF DERRTFEELD. 285 

Paid to Said Starret as adiction for fencing the 

Grave yard 13 4 

Paid to Said Starret for Cash advanced to m'' 

Allen for Priching 1400 

Paid to Col John Goffe for the County Tax for 

the year 1777 2 12 

Paid to Ebenezer Stavens adicon for Fancen 

the Graveyard 1680 

Paid to Liv'° Sam' Boy for a wooden Bottel to 

hold Powder in 12 

Paid to the Select men to Ward the Support of 

an m'^night as by there recept 3 

Paid to Daniel Hall for Ceeping melle m'^night 

five weeks 1500 

Lev*^ Samuel Boyd Charges the Town for his 
Services as Select man in Said year the Sum 
of £11 — 3 — and the Town alowed hi3 ac- 
count and the Constable had paid of Said 
account Before it Was Read the Sum of . . 3 14 

Joseph Farmer Charges the Town for his Ser- 
vices as Select Man and in Said year the Sum 
of £11 — 3 — and the Town alowed his ac- 
coimt and the Constable had Paid of Said ac- 
ount before it was Read the Sum of . . . 5 6 8 

Lev'" John Hall Charges the Town for his 
Services as Select man and for Intertaining 
the minestars in Said year the Sum of £31 — 
13 — and the Town alowed his account and 
the Constable had Paid of Said account 
before it was Read the Sum of 6 17 10 

alowed to Lev*° John Parham for Suport to an 

m-^night 900 

alowed to Lev'° David Starret to Pay for Prich- 
ing 15 12 

alowed to Lev*" Samuel Boyd for one Bushel 
of Corn for an M'^Mght and for half a bushal 
of salt for an m'Tiight 3 12 



286 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

alowed to Lev*" David Starret for Jury Service 

in Said year 300 

. alowed to Daniel Hall for Dito 3 

alowed to Ebenezer Stavens for Dito .... 300 

alowed to Moses Crombie for Dito 3 

alowed to David Starret for Providing Priehing 
and for Clerks Service and for Counting 
With the Select and Constable in Said year 

the Sum of 4 10 

alowed to Ensn Joseph Sanders for Counting 

in Said year 18 

alowed to Lev*° John Parham for providing 

Prichin in D° 14 

Paid to Col. John G-offe by Abatment of part of 

his Beats the Sum of 14 

the Present Select men Eeceived from Jo- 
seph George a former Constable the Sum of 
£3—2—7 
alowed John Dickey Constable for his Exstror- 

denary Services in Said year the Sum of . 6 
alowed Daniel Gillman for Ceeping milley 

m'Tiight 4 10 

Voted to abat m"" harveys Poll Tax for Said 

year which is the Sum of 1 15 10 

Thire Eemains Due on this Settelment to the 
Select Men for there Service Becices what 
they Receivd the S: 35 5 7 



£366 2 2 



the Constable Gave his Note for the Sum of £162 — 11—9 
to the Present Select men. 

the above account was Exemened by us 

David Starret 
Joseph Sanders 

Voted to Carry on this meeting by a hand Vote 
Voted on the third Dito David Starret T: Clerk for the 
Currant year 



EAELY RECOEDS OF DERBYEIELD. 287 

Voted that there be three Select Men for the Currant year 

Voted David Starret Lev* John Parham and Cap*° Samuel 
Moor for Select Men for the Currant year 

Voted James Gorman for Constable for the Currant year 

Voted William M'^Clintok, William Parham Junier Eben- 
ezer Stavens, Jonathan Merrill, Thomas Newman, and John 
Eay for Survayers of high Ways for the Currant year 

Voted Cap'° William Parham, Col. John Goffe, William 
McClintok, Joseph Farmer, and Ebenezer Stavens, for Com- 
mettee of Safty and Inspacttion for the Insuing year 

Voted that the Select Men take Care that the Ealwives have 
a free Liberty to Pass and Eepass agreeable to the act 

Votd Nathaniel Marten, and Daniel Gillman for Hoggs 
Eeves for the Currant year 

Voted Ensn Joseph Sanders, and Moses Merrill for Tything 
Men 

Voted Lev'" John Little and Ensn Joseph Sanders for 
Counters 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to the first monday in april 
Next to one of the Clock P: M: 

Derryfield April the 5«^ 1779 

then meet according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk 
Present and the Meeting Called. 

then Voted Daniel Hall, and Lev'"^ Samuel Boyd for Deer 
Ceepers for the Insuing year 

then Voted on the 4'^ Dito not to Rease aney money for 
Priching for the Currant year. 

Likwayes Voted to Dismis the 5'*^ and 6^ Dito, 

then Voted on the 7"" Dito that Cap'" William Parham have 
Twenty Seven Pounds for Ceeping Elisebath Massey one year 
from the Date, in Cace the Said Parham furnisheth her With 
the articuls formerly agreed uppon in Ceson for her Comfort 
to the Setesfacttion of the Present Select Men, 

the 8*"^ Dito Past 

Recorded this 10'" of April 1779 

David Starret T: Clerk 



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292 MANCHESTEE HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of New Hampshire Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James Gorman Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield Greeting 

You are hereby Required in the name of the Goverment 
and People of Said State to Leveay and Collect of the Several 
Parsons Named in the List Herewith Committed unto you 
Each one his Eespacttive Proportion therein Sat Down, 

the Sum Totel of Such Lists being as by an act of the Gen- 
eral Court of Said State, for the Use of the United States of 
America, and for the Use of Said State, and the Remander for 
the Use of this Town for the Currant year, and you are to Pay 
or cause to be Paid Into the Treasury of Said State, on or 
Before the First Day of June next the Sum of one Hundred 
and Twentynin Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Eleven Pance, 
in Currant Continental Money, and you are to Pay Into the 
Treasury, at the Said Tarm the Sum of one Hundred and 
Ninty four Pounds Sixteen Shillings and ten Pance half 
Peany in any Continental Bill? or Bills of this State, the 
above sums being the one half, and the Remander of the Two 
first Columns, 

you are to Pay to us or our Order at or before the first 
Monday of June next, and the Like Sums You are to Pay 
Into the Treasury on or Before the Last Day of December next, 
in Current Continental, Bills or Bills of this State Excepting^ 
the Taxes on the Non Residents Lands on which you are not 
to Distrain untill after the first Day of June next, and Pay 
the Whole of the Remainder of Said Lists to us or our order 
at or before the fij'st Monday of February next, and if any 
Person or Persons Named in Said Lists Shall Neglact or Re- 
fuse to Pay the Sum or Sums they are Respectively Assesed 
You are to Obeserve and follow the Derecttions in the Law 
of this State, in Lavying arid Collecting the Same. 

Given Under our Hands and Seal at Derryfield this 9"* 
Day of April A: D: 1779. and in the Third year of American 
Indepandance 

David Starret 
Samuel Moor 
John Parham 

Select Men 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIKLD. 293 

Eecorded this lO'*^ Day of april 1779 

per David Starret T. Clerk. 

September the 4"> 1779 

fMs is to Sertify that the Select men have this Day Eeeoiul 

with Levi David Starret and fiend that By Eeeepts produced 

By Sd Starrit that he is Clear of all acoiimpts Dew on his List 
as Constable for the year 1775 

By order of y'' Selectmen 

Reed Sep* the 4'" 1779 

Asael Smith T Clerk 

George Peirce Lot and is nombred as followeth 

No. £ s d 

George peirce 19 12 

Eev' Thomas Sims is Dito 20 13 

Captn hugh Hill of Baerly 22 13 

Jacob Gillman is Dito 23 12 

John Sanborn is Dito 30 13 

Thomas Smith is Dito 33 12 

Eichard Jaquas Dito 34 12 

Benjamin Smith Dito 35 12 

William Haly Dito 36 12 

Clement Mirs Harvey Dito 37 12 

George Jeifery Esqu' Dito 39 12 

Ebenezer Lovern is Dito 40 12 

Jethro Tilton Dito 44 12 

Jeremiah Samboiirn Dito 45 12 

Jacob Stanyon Dito 46 12 

Nethaniel Samborn Dito 47 12 

Joseph Bacheldar Dito 48 12 

Enoch Samborn Dito 49 12 

Cap'" Joseph Sherborn Dito 50 12 

Jonathan Ivimbel Dito 51 12 

Jonathan Darbom Dito 52 12 

Eichard Wibird Esq' Dito 53 12 

Cap'" Henry Sherborn Dito 60 12 

Stephen Jonson Dito 61 12 

Cap''' Joseph Tilton Dito 62 12 

Moses Blake Dito 63 12 



294 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Jonathan Plumer Dito 65 12 

Col. Shadrach Walton Dito 102 12 

Nethaniel Bachelder Junier Dito 104 12 

Philip Towl Dito 105 12 

Elezer Russel Dito 134 12 

John hogg of hamstad his farm is Dito ... 25 2 2 
Thomas and Petter Coeharn at Massepecec 

pond 1 10 10 

Roberts Clarks Heirs Dito 7 12 

Cap'° John Graggs Farm 0300 

Robert M'^Gregror Esq' 1 10 

John M'^Clintok 1 10 

Col Mark Hunking Esq"' Dito 83 12 

Col Tods Heirs or Moor 12 

Rev' Thomas Parker Hall and Joseph Blan- 

cherds Heirs 0300 

Lott Nomber 14 12 

Lott N° 15 12 

Georg Messey of Pourtsmouth 14 

Samuel Quimbi of Kingstown 1 10 



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the above List of the non Residents Land Commetted to 
James Gorman to Collect 
Dated this 9"" of April 1775 

David Starret 
Samuel Moor 
John Parham 

Select Men 

Recorded this 10* of April 1779 pr David Starret Clerk 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough s s 
(Seal) To James Gorman Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the year 1779 Creating 

We Command you in the Name and authority of the People 
of this State that you worn all the freeholders and other In- 
habitanee of Said Town Quallefyed By Law for to vote at 
town meetings that they meet .at the meeting house in Said 



EAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 295 

town on friday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant July 1779 

at twelve oclock at Noon then and there when meet 
first to Chuse a moderater to Rogulate Said meeting 
21y to Chose a Town Clerk and Select man in the Room 

of Levt David Starritt who is Removed out of Town 

Sly to See if the town will Raise aney money to precure 

Preaching and how mutch 

41y to act on aney thing they Shall think proper when 

meet 

Make proper Return of this worrant and your Doings unto 

us the Subscribers at or Before the time of holding S** Meeting 
fail not as you would avoid the penalty of the Law- 
Given under our hand and Seal at Darryfield the Seventh 

Day of July one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy nine 

and in the third year of our Independence 

John Perham 
Samuel Moor 

Select men 

Darryfield July the 10"' 1779 

this is to Sertify that I have Posted the with in Warrant ac- 
cording to a vote of this Town 

Prme 

James Gorman Constable 

Hillsborough s 8 Derryfield July IG'" 1779 

at a meeting Legally Called and and Conveaned on Said' 
Day 

lly Voted on the first article Co' John goffe moderator of 
S'' meeting 

21y Voted Asael Smith Be Town Clark and Jonathan Rus 
Select man the Remaining part of this year in Room of Lev' 
David Starritt Removed out of Town 

31y voted on the third article Not to Rais aney money for 
to provide preatching this year 

pr me 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Recorded the 6''^ Day of September 1779 



296 MANCHESTER HISTOUIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James Gorman Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field for the present year Creating 

we Command yoii in the Name and by the authority of the 
People of this State that you warn all the freeholders and 
other inhabitants of S** Town Qualified By Law for Voting in 
Town meetings that they assemble and meet at the meeting- 
house in Said Dariyfield on thursday the nineteenth Day of 
Ihis Instant august at one of the Clock in the afternoon to 
^!ct on the folloing articles (viz) 

lly to Chuse a moderator to Regulate S^ meeting 

21y to See if the Town will Comply with the Plan of Gov- 
•erment as it was agreed upon by the Convention whitch Set 
at Concord in this State on the fifth Day of June Last and 
to act aney thing upon this article that they Shall think 
Nessessary that we may be able to make Returne of our Pro- 
ceedings to the Convention at there next Setting whitch will 
Be on the third Tuesday in September next 

3*"* to See what method the Town will take Respecting 
the money that Kbenezer Stephens hired in Behalf of the 
Town for Continantial Soldiers 

4]y to see if the Town will abate James mcneghts of his 
Pole tax this present year 

Make proper return of this warrant and of your Doings unto 
us the Subscribers at or Before Said Day 

fail not as you would avoid the Penalty of the Law 

Given under our hands and Seal at Darryfield this Second 
Day of august one thousand Sevend hundred and Seventy Nine 
and in the fourth year of our Indpendence 

John Perham 
Jonathan Russ 

Select man 

Darryfield August the 19'* 1779 

this is to Sertify that I have posted the within warrant ac- 
cording to a vote of this Town pased Last march 
pr me 

James Gorman Constable 



EARLY RECOUDS OF DEKRYFIKLD. 297 

Hillsborough s s Darryfield august the 19th 1779 

Persuant to the above warrant the Town met at time and 
place and proceeded as followeth (viz) 

the meeting Being Call*^ and conveand 

lly voted Con' John Goffe moderator 

21y Voted on the Secondly voted first that the . Town 
Choose a Committy to Considder of Said Convention act and 
make Return to the Town at the Xext meeting 

31y Voted that Colonal John Goffe Levt John Hall Levt 
Samuel Boyd Insign Joseph Sanders misers John Shilden Abel 
hise and Jonathan Buss Be Said Committy 

Sly Voted that this meeting Be adjourned to the thirteenth 
Day of September next 

Sep' 13 1779 

the Town Being meet according to a Journment they pro- 
ceeded as folo*** (viz) 

the Committy not agreeing they Eefused to make Return 
other than varbal and So the Question wos Poet to See if the 
town would Except of Said Convention act as a form of Gov- 
^rment or not and passed in the Negetive By a majorrity of 
thirty one against P^xeepting of it and ondley too for it 

then the Town proceed to the 

3 article and voted that there be a Committy to inquier into 
the affair Conserning the money hired By mr Ebenezer Ste- 
phens hired for Continantial Solders and make Return to the 
town at there next meeting conserning the Same 

21y Voted that Levt John Little Lev' Sam' Boyd and mr 
Jonathan Russ Be Chosen for Said Committy 

4thiy ^2ie forth article passed in the negetive and the meet- 
ing was Desolved 

Recorded this 14 Day of Septem'^' 1779 

Pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Now hampshear Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James Gorman Constable for the present year 
Greeting 

we Command you in the Name of the goverment and Peo- 
ple of this State that you warn all the freeholders and other 



298 MAKCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Inhabitants of the Town of Darryfield Quallified By Law to 
Vote in Town meetings that they assemble and meet at the 
meeting house in Said Darryfield on monday the thirteenth 
Day of September next at ten of the Clock in the forenoon to 
act on the following articles (viz) 

lly to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2dly to See if the Town will Comply with the Eequest of 
the Town of portsmonth in adopting Some metthod in order 
to give Stability to our Sinking Corrancy 

31y To Chuse a Diligate or Diligates for to act in Con- 
junction with the Diligates that may be Sent from the other 
towns in this State to Set in Convention proposed to Be hild at 
Concord in this State on Wednesday the 23'' Day of September 
next for the afore Said purposes 

41y to See if the Town will Call Some of the former Con- 
stables to an accompt (viz) parce and Dickey to See what they 
have Done with the towns money that they were to Collect 
and take a proper method to Settle with them therefor 

Make proper Eetum of this warrant and your Doings unto 
us the Subscribers at or Before S** the Day of holding Said 
meeting 

fail not as you would avoid the penalty of the law 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty 
fifth Day of august one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 

nine 

Samuel Moor 
Jonathan Russ 

Select men 

this is to Sertify that I have posted the above warrant ac- 
cording to the vote of the Town pased march meeting 1779 

James Gorman Constable 

persuant to the above warrant the town Being meet and the 
meeting Calld and Conveand they proceeded as followeth 
(viz) 

1'^ Voted that Levt John Little Should Be moderator for 
S^ meeting 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 299 

2<uy Voted that we will Send a man to meet the Conven- 
tion that is proposed to be hild at Concord in this State on 
Wednesday the 23 Day of this Instant September for purposes 
mentioned in the above writen article 

3''' Voted that Levt John perham Be appinted Diligate 
for S^ Convention 

4*y Voted that Levt John Little Levt John perham and mr 
Jonathan Russ Be a Committy to Sittle with Said Constables 
(viz) parce and Dickey and that Said Committy make return 
to the Town of there Doings at ther Next meeting 

the meeting Desolved 

Eecorded this 14*'' Day of September A. D. 1779. 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of New hampshear Hillsborough S s To James 
Gorman Constable for the Town of Derrytield Greeting (Seal) 

You are hearby Eeqiuered in the Name of the Goverment 
and People of this State that you warn all the freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of this Town that they meet at the meeting 
house in Said Town on the Last tuesday of this Instant Sep- 
tember at three of the Clock in the after noon then and there 
to act on the following articles (viz) 

1'' to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2'^ to Choose one man to Sarve on the grand Jury at the 
Next Cort of gineril Sessions of the Peas to be holden at am- 
herst in and for Said County on the Seventh Day of October 
Next. 

and this Shall be your Sufficant warrant for the Same 

make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings there 
on unto my Self at or before Said Day 

fail not as you would avoid the penalty of the Law 
given under my hand and Seal at Darryfield this thirteenth 
Day of September one thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 
Nine 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 



300 MANCHESTER HISTOUIC COLLECTIONS. 

Darryfield Septem''^ the SS"' 1779 

this is to Sertify that I have posted the within warrant ac- 
cording to Law 

pr me James Gorman Constable 

September the 28'" 1779 

persiiant to the above warrant the Town being meet and 
the meeting Calld and Conveand 

1'* Voted Lev' John hall moderator 

2'^ Voted that nir Ezekiel Stephens is grand Jnryman 

Eecorded this 29"' Day of September 1779 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Continental Tax for the year 1779 

i; s d B P Q P gils 

Alaxander Arwine .... 10 12 4 01312 

Benjamin Baker 31 68 10111 

Levt Samnel Boyd .... 25 15 10 03202 

Daniel Blodget 09 16 8 10 3 

Moses Crumby 14 06 8 17 

Benjamin Crumby .... 23 19 2 02700 

John Dickey 34 15 3 5 1 

John Dustin 18 9 4 2 4 

Mark Duty 10 00 01200 

C!harls Emerson 26 13 4 2 7 3 

Joseph farmor 34 3 4 10 4 12 

James Emerson 09 12 

David farmor 14 12 6 2 2 

Con^ John Goft' 41 10 113 3 

William gamble 54 5 13 10 

John Griffin Juner .... 11 5 01410 

John Griffin 23 18 10 3 110 

Theophelus Griffin ....1150 01410 

Joseph Griffin 21 19 2 2 7 

JohnGoff Jur 05 10 5 

Cesar Griffin 18 5 10 2 3 11 

Davis Walton 11 12 6 15 

Levt John Hall 33 16 8 10 3 

Daniel Hall 23 15 10 3 11 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEKRVFIELD. 



301 



Abel Huse . . . 








. 40 


6 


8 


1 


1 


3 





.") 


Isaac Huse 











1 


2 








John Hugh 25 


9 


10 





3 


2 





3 


Enoch Harvey 38 


15 





1 





5 


1 





Levt John Little 31 


15 





1 





2 







James gonnan 35 


18 


10 





3 


4 








James Lyon 3 














3 





3 


Capt Samuel moor .... 33 


3 


4 


1 





5 


1 





Nathaniel Martin .... 10 


10 








1 


3 


1 


2 


Abreham merrill 38 


19 


2 


1 


1 











Ens" Abreham Merrill ... 17 


18 


4 





2 


4 





1 


Contenental County and 
















Town I'ax £ 


s 


d 


B 


p 


Q 


p 


gil* 


Jonathan Merrill 16 


10 


10 





2 


6 





1 


Nathaniel Merrill 








9 











1 


2 








Moses Merrill . . 








13 


11 


8 





1 


6 





3 


Cap' James Masury 








13 


5 








1 


5 





b 


William mcClintock 








. 37 


4 








3 


5 





3 


Michael m'^Clintock 








13 


10 








1 


i 








James m*^night . 








9 











1 


2 








James Morrison . 








3 














3 





3 


William Nutt . . 








38 


13 


4 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


Thomas Numan . 








22 


14 










7 








Cap* William Perham 






39 


3 


4 


1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


William Perham Jun' 






37 


13 


4 


1 


1 











Levt John Perham . 






41 


00 


10 


1 


1 


5 


1 





James Peirce . . 








37 


15 





1 





7 





1 


Joshua Peirce . 








14 


6 


8 





1 


7 








William Page . . 








1 


10 











1 


1 


2 


Benjamin Pillsbury 








11 


14 


4 





1 


4 


1 





David Rowel . . 








16 


15 








2 


2 





3 


John Ray . . . 








20 


15 








2 


4 


1 


3 


Jonathan Russ 








20 


17 


6 





2 


6 





2 


Ephraim Rollf . 








9 











1 


2 








Gen' John Stark . 








61 


4 


2 


1 


3 


3 





3 


Ens° Samuel Stark 








28 


15 








3 


5 





3 


Lev' Ebenezer Stevei 


IS . 






46 


13 


4 


1 


2 


2 









302 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Ezekiel Stevens 43 68 11303 

Henry Stevens 17 94 02203 

Ens" Joseph Sanders ...1968 2 400 

John Shelden 38 15 11110 

Hugh Thompson 28 9 2 3 4 

Enos Webster 29 00 03603 

Asael Smith 11 10 13 12 

Total Sum of money . . £1534 15 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James gorman Constable for the Town of Darry- 
field Greeting 

you are hearby Required in the Name of the goverment and 
People of this State to Leve and Colect of the Several Parsons 
named in the List hearwith Committed unto you Eatch one 
his Respective Proportion there in Set Down 

the Sum Total of Sutch Sutch Lists Being as By an act 
of the General Court of Said State for the vse of the united 
States of anarica and for the use of the County of hillsborough 
in Said State and the Remainder for the use of this Town for 
for the Corrant year and you are to pay or Cause to be paid 
in to the Treasurey of Said State on or Before the first Day 
of Janvary next the Sum of one thousand one hundred and 
Sixty nine Pounds one Shilling and three pence in Currant 
Coutinantal money, and you are Requested to pay as great 
a Part of the afore Said Sum into the Treasurey afore Said 
as Soon as Possible you Can as we are Called upon By the Com- 
mittye of Said State for for money to Purchas Clothing for the 
Continential Solders 

and you are to Pay or Cause to Be paid into the Treasurey 
of the County of hillsborough the Sum of fifteen Pounds 
Eleven Shillings and nine Pence L. m. on or Before the 
twenty Fifth Day of December next and the Remainder of 
the first Collum you are to pay to us or our order on or Before 
the twenty Second Day of february next and the tax on the 
nonresidents Land you are to Pay to us on our order on or 
Before the twenty Second Day of february next and if aney 



EARLY RECORDS OF DBRRYFIEI.D. 303 

parson or parsons named in these Lists Shall neglect or Re- 
fuse to Pay the Sum or Sums they are Respectively assessed 
you are to observe and follow the Directions of the Ijaw of 
this State in Levying and Colecting the Same 

Given under our hand and Seal at Darryfield this twenty 
Second Day of October 1779 and in the forth year of of our 
Independence and By vartue of the above warrant y® are 
Requered to Colect the Corn that is assessed upon tlie Several 
Inhabitants of this Town Being the Second Collumn in the 
first List and Deliver or Cause to Be Delivered to us or where 
Ever we Shall order the Same to be Delivered By the first 
Day of January next* 

John Perham 
Samuel moor 
Jonathan Russ 

Select men 
Recorded this 23 Day of October 1779 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

April the 10'" 1780 

the Committy made Report to the Town of there Settle- 
ment with John Dickey as Constable for the Town of Darry- 
field and he appears according to the Report of the Com- 
mitty to Be Clear of all his Rerigis of the List of Rates Com- 
mitted to him for the year 1778. the town voted to Except 
of the Report 

Recorded April the lO*"^ 1780 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 



*Great annoyance was given the colonists throngh the scarcity 
of a currency with which to carry on affairs. In this dilemma 
a system of barter became common, and which prevailed for a 
considerable period. Even the Indian's coin, "wampum," was 
at one period leg-al tender. Three of the shells of a fish called 
by him pofjuahofk were considered equal to an English penny. A 
string- of these six feet long- was valued at five shillings. Later 
and more frequently the marketable products of the farmer 
were taken, these being enumerated in the tax list for a part 
or all of the sum assessed against the individual. If cash was 
paid, a discount of one fourth to one third was usually made.— 
Ed. 



304 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

List of iSoni'esed(:-iit> Land Xumbred a? followeth 

George Peirce 19 1 

Eevd Thomas Sims 20 100 

(^apt Hugh hill 23 10 

,lacob Gillman 23 10 

John Sanburn 30 10 

Thomas Smith 33 10 

Richard JaquL^h . 34 10 

Benjamin Smith 35 10 

AVilliam Healey 3G 10 

Clement Mishervy (Mis. Harvey) 37 10 

George Jeffery Es(f 39 10 

Ebenezer Lflverin 40 10 

Jethro Tilton 44 1 

Jeremiah Sanburn 45 10 

Jacob Stanyin 46 10 

Nathaniel Sanburn 47 10 

Joseph Bachelor 48 10 

Enoch Sherburn 49 10 

Capt Joseph Sanljurn 50 10 

Jonathan Kimball 51 10 

Jonathan Dearburn • . . 52 10 0' 

Richard Webber Esq' * . . 53 10 

Capt henry Sherburn 60 10 

Stephen Jones 61 10 

Capt Joseph Tilton 62 10 

Moses Blake 63 10 

Samuel P]merson Esq'' 65 10 0- 

Colo Shadrick Walton 103 10 

Nathaniel Bacheler 104 10 

Philip Towl 105 10 

Ebenezer Rusel 134 10 

John hogg Esq'' of hampstid 25 10 

Thomes and peter Cochran at ^lasebeseck 

Pond 1 6 S 

Robart Clarks heirs 7 3 

Lev* David Stanift 13 4 

William Odell 36S 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 305 

Capt John Grags farm 5 

Kobart m'^gregor Esqr 1 13 4 

Con^ Mark hunkings Esqr 10 

Con^ Todds heirs or moor 10 

Eev^ Thomas Parker hall and Joseph Blan- 

chard's heirs 500 

Greorge Massey of Portsmouth 2 

William Stickney of Billirica 1 13 4 

Samuel Quimby of Wa 1 13 4 

Lott No and mason thomlinson 14 10 

Mr Jefferys 6 134 

Lott No Joshua Farce 15 10 

John Barnit 18 

Cap' Wibird 2 134 

John Ringe 1 134 

John Wintworth 7 134 

John Thomlinson 5 134 

Matthew Livermoor 16 134 

Tolley and march 17 13 4 

William Parker 11 13 4 

Moor and Peirce 4 134 

Nathaniel Meshurey 12 13 4 

John Moffot . . . " 10 134 

Thomas Parker 13 13 4 

Jotham Odiorn 8 134 

Thomas Wallingford 18 134 

Mark Wintworth 3 134 

Thomas Parker 13 13 4 

Recorded this 23 Day of October 1779 

Pr me x^sael Smith Town Clerk 

State of New hampshear Hills Borough S S 
(Seal) To James Gorman Constable for The town of 
Darryfield for the Present year Greeting 

we Command you in the Name of the Goverment and People 
of this State that you warn the Inhabitents and freeholders of 
the town of Darryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote In town 
meetings that they assemble and meet at the meeting House 

20 



306 MANCHESTEB HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

in Darryfield on Thursday the twenty fifth Day of November 
Instant at one of the Clock in the afternoon to act on the fol- 
lowing articles (viz) 

1^^ To Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

gdiy rpp Choose a Committy to adopt Some mode that is 
Likely to give Stability to our Sinking Currancy and to Reg- 
ulate the Prices of Sutch Articles as are Comenly Bought and 
Sold amongst us for the Beneiit of the united States in Gen- 
eril and of this Town in perticuler 

make Proper Return of this warrant and your Doings unto 
us on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting as you 
would avoid the Penalty of the Law 

Given under our hand and Seal at Darryfield this Ninth 
Day of November Ad 1779 and in the forth year of American 
Independence 

John Perham, Samuel moor 
Jonathan Russ Select men 

Recorded this ninth Day of Decem^' 1779 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Darryfield Novem^"^ the 25"^ 1779 

Pursuant to the above I have posted the above warrant ac- 
cording to a vote of this Town passed Last march 

Pr me James Gorman Constable 

Pursuant to the aboue warrant the Town meet at time and 
Place and voted as foUoweth (viz) 

Novem^' the 25* 1779 

1'^ voted Con^ John Goffe moderator 

2^^ voted this meeting Be ajourned to Levt halls west 
Room 

3'^ voted unanimosly that the Town Concur with the Con- 
vention in Stipulating the Prices of things Comonly Bought 
and Sold amongst us 

4'^ voted that the Town Choose a Committy to act ac- 
cordingly 

o^y voted Mr John Shilden Capt w"" Perham Insign Joseph 
Sanders Cap* Sam" moor and Insigs Samvel Stark Be Said 
Committy 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRTFIELD. 307 

6''' voted that this meeting Be and it hearby is ajourned to 

Tuesday the Seventh Day of Decern)/ mext 
December the Seventh Lev' halls west Eoom 
Meet according to adjournment moderator and Clerk present 
voted that as the above Said Committy has not Compleeted 

there Buinness for the Whitch they ware appinted that this 

meeting Be and it hearby is ajourned to the first monday in 

march Next at this House & Eoom 
Eecorded this 9*'^ Day of Decern'^'" 1779 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To James Gorman Constable for the Town of Darry- 
field Greeting 

we command you in the Name of the goverment and People 
of this State to warn all the freeholders and other Inhabitants 
of the Town of Darryfield Quallfyed By Law to vote in Town 
meetings, that they assemble and meet at Meeting house in 
S^ Darryfield on monday the Sixth Day of march Next at ten 
of the Clock in the forenoon to act on the following articles 
(viz) 

1^^ to Chooes a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2'^ to hear the town accompts and allow or Disallow of the 
Same 

3'^ to Choose town officers for the present year 

4^^ to see if the town will vote to Eaise aney money to 
procure preaching this year also to see what method the Town 
will take to Provide preatehing tnis present year 

5'^ to vote Some place for the ministers to Be entertained 
that may be employed to Preach for the town this year 

6'^ to see what method the Town will take to Provide for 
Elezebeth Massey this Present year and vote theron 

7''' to See what method the Town will take to provide for 
a Child Called Poll Cutting Born in this Town in Danger of 
Loosing her Eye Sight and vote thereon 

8^^ to See what method the Town will take with those per- 
sons that are Delinquent in paying there Corn Eate and vote 
there on 



308 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

9'^ to See what those persons that attended mr allins 
preaching Either them Selves or familyes will allow to Lev* 
John hall for mr allins Board and vote there on 

10''' for the town to Bring in there votes for a County 
Treasurer and for a County Eegester 

make Proper Return of this warrant and your Doings there 
on unto us at or Before the Day for holding said meeting 
fail not as you would avoid the Penalty of the Law 
given under our hand and Seal this Seventeenth Day of 
february 1780 and in the fourth year of our Independence 

Jonathan Russ 
Samuel moor 

Select men 
Darryfield march the 6"^ 1780 

this is to Sertify that I have Posted the within warrant ac- 
cording To a vote of this town passed Last march 

Pr me James Gorman Constable 

Recorded this 7''' Day of march 1780 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhamp Shear Hillsborough S s 

At a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitents of the town 

of Darryfield Legally wornd and Conveand at the meeting 

house in S** Darryfield on the G^^ Day of march one thousand 

Seven hundred and Eighty the Town Proceded as followeth 

(viz) 

1'^ A^oted firstly Cap* John harvey moderator 

2''' Voted not to act on the Second artical of the warrant 

til the ajournment of S** meeting 

3''' Voted that three Selectmen Be Chosen this year 
i'^ Voted on the third artical Asael Smith Town Clerk 
5'^ Voted Jonathan Russ John Shelden and Capt Samuel 

moor Select men for the Corant year 

6'^ Voted Lev' John hall Constable the Corant year 

7'^ Voted to ajourn this meeting to Levt John halls west 

Room 

Lev'' halls Avest Roome met according to ajournment the 
moderator and Clerk Present and the meeting Calld 



EARLY KECORDS OF DEKUYFIELD. 309 

8'^ Voted nir thomas jSTewman mr John Sheldon Capt 
Samuel Noor mr James Pearee Capt w™ Perham and mr Jon- 
athan Euss Survayers of highways for the Corant year 

9^^ Voted Ezekiel Stepens and w" Perham Juner hogg 
Reaves for the Corant year 

10^'' Voted Nathaniel merrill and James Pearee tything 
men for the Corant year 

11^^ Voted Cap' Samuel moor and Ensign Joseph San- 
ders Survairs of Lumber the Corant year 

12'y Voted that the Select men Be fence vewers and 
prisers of Dameges the Corrant year 

IS's" Voted that the Select men tak the Invoice the Corant 
year 

Ar' 4 Voted on the forth artical of the warrant that the 
Raise one hundred and fifty Ponds Lawful money to provide 
preatching for the Corrant year 

Voted that mr John Shelden is to Procuer a man or men to 
preach out the afore Said money and he the afore Said mr 
John Shelden Do provide Bording and Lodging for Said 
preachers for the Corant year 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to monday the tenth Day 
of April next at twelve of the Clock in Said Day 

April the 10"^ 1780 Levt John halls west Room 

met according to ajournment the moderator and Clerk jires- 
ent and the meeting called proceeded as followeth (viz) 

Voted on the 6"^ artical of the warrant that Capt william 
Perham Be allowed the full value of Eight Bushils of Indeon 
Corn for Keeping Elizebeth marcy this present year 

Voted to Dismiss the 7* artical of the warrant 

Voted on the Eighteth artical that the Corn Rate Shall Be 
paid as was Before agreed to 

Voted to Dismiss the nenth artical 

Voted to Dismiss the tenth artical 

Voted that it Shall be Lawful to warn Town meetings in 
the useual way of this town and for warning meetings for Jury 
men at Lev' halls house only warrants posted up 

also the Town voted to Except of the report of a Committy 



310 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Chosen last august to Settle with James pearce and Johu 
Dickej' former Constables of this town 

Voted on the Second artical of the warrant that the town 
Excepts of the town accompts as they have Bin Red and Stand 
hear after Eecorded (viz) 

We the Subscribers Being Legaly Chosen as a Committy to 
Settle with the Select men of Darrifield for the year 1779 
thus on there Settlement we fiend there accompts (viz) 

march the third 1780 a Canded Examination 



the first List of Contencntial and State tax is 
the first List of non Residents Land . 
the Last List of State and Contenantial tax is 
the last List of non Residents Land is . . . 



£ 


s 


<i 


689 


12 


5 


37 


11 


4 


1516 


10 


3 


78 


16 


8 


2322 


10 


t 


1834 


2 


6 


48-i 


4 


1 



the total of the Lists is 

to Be paid to State and County 

Remains to pay town Charges of Said Colecteon 
Likewise we fiend by orders of Diferant Ser- 

vises Done for the towne in the year 1779 . 435 16 4 
April the IS*'' 1779 Paid to Levt John Perham 

for for service in the year 1778 14 

April the IS''' 1779 paid to Levt David Starrit 

for Service Don for the town 5 8 

May the 17*" 1779 paid to Daniel Hall for an 

order for Jury Service in the year 1778 . . 3 

June the 15 1779 paid to Capt Samuel moor for 

money he advanced to Ichebod martin as a 

Bounty for a Conternential Solder for the 

town 30 

Sep* the 13*" 1779 paid to Capt w"" perham By 

an order for keeping Elizebeth marcy ... 27 
September the 13*" 1779 paid to John Dickey 

for Constables Service in the year 1778 . . 6 

Xovember the 25*" paid to Joseph fermer by an 

order for a Bushil of Rie for anna mcnight . 6 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DERRTFIELD. 311 

Sep* the 4'*' 1779 paid to Lev* David Starritt By 
an order for Serving as Town Clerk & Select 
man 15 

Decern'"^ 7"^ 1779 paid moses Cmmby By an 

order for Jury Service in the year 1778 . . 3 

January the 31'* 1780 Paid Charls Emerson By 

an order Being over Rated 110 



Total of the orders 97 13 

Capt Samuel moor his accompt for what he 
hes found for the Support of anna mcnight and 
her famely in the year 1779 
march to Com at Sundrej' times three Bushils 

and half at 14 Dolars pr Bushil 14 14 

february the — 1780 to one Bushil of Corn 

at 24 dolars 740 

to Eight pound of Solt Beaf at 10/ pr lb . . . 4 



Total of Capt moorses accompt 25 18 

Levi John perhams accompt for what he hes 
Don towards the Support of anna mcnight 
January to Sending wood for Said mcnights 

famely 

to Seven lb and half of Pork at 24/ pr lb . . . 

to one Bushil of Corn 24 Dolars 

January 1780 to keeping anmcnights Boy Seven 

weeks 



total of Lev* perhams accompt 40 4 

September 1779 to Cash paid to Ebenezer New- 
man toards his Bounty by Capt Samuel moor 60 

to Cash paid to Said Newman as a Bounty as a 

Contenential Solder By James Gorman . . 90 



12 








9 








7 


4 





13 









total 150 



312 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIOKS. 

Voted to allow to Lev* John Perham that the 

Constable has not paid 22 

Total of Levt Perhams 40 4 

total of Capt moors 25 18 

total of orders 97 13 

total of the whole 335 15 

Voted to allow Lev' John Perham for his Service 

as a Selectman for the year 1779 .... 12 

and for going to Concord to meet the Con- 
vention 15 

Voted to allow Capt Samuel moor for Service 

as a Select man for the year 1779 16 10 

Voted to allow Jonathan Euss for Serving as a 

Selectman in said year 36 

Voted to allow Levt John Little for Counting . 6 

Voted to allow Ensign Joseph Sanders for 

Counting 400 

Voted Levt John Little and David Eowel 
counters for the Courant year 

Voted to allow Ensign Joseph Sanders for his 
Extreordinary Service in trying to get a Con- 

tenantial Solder 900 

the whole of the proceedings of this meeting wos Eecorded 

this Eleventh Day of April 1780. 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

April the 15* these words in page 273 "Likewise we fiend 
By orders of Diferent kinds of Servises Done for the Town 
in the year 1779 435—16—4" was Poot in that Should not 
a Bin Poot in for it was a mistake in my Eeceiving the ac- 
compt of mr Little and his Bin Sence Eectified* 
also the fore going accompts was Signed by 

Jn° Little 
Joseph Sanders 

Committy 
Sartifyed and Eecorded April the 15 1780 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

•See page 310. 



es: 



EARLY RECOEDS OF DERRTFIELD. 313 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough s s 

(Seal) To Lev* John Hall Constable for the Town of 
Darryfield Greeting 

you are hearby Required in the Name of the Gouerment and 
People of this State To worn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants that they meet at the meetind house in Said Darry- 
field on Wednesday the Ninteenth Day of April Instent at 
three ocloek in the afternoon then and there when met to 
act on the folowing articals (viz) 

1'^ firstly to Chooes a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2'^ Secondly to Chooes a man to Serve on the Grand Jury 
at the Next Superior Cort of Judicatuer to be holden at Am- 
harst on the last tuesday of April next Instant 

3*'' thirdly to Draw one man out of the Box to Serve on 
the Petit Jury at the aforsaid Cort on the aforesaid Last 
tuesday of april Instant 

Hearof fail not and make proper Return of this warrant 
and your Doings there on to my Self on or Before the Said 
Day for holding Said meeting as you would avoid the penalty 
of the Law in Sutch Case provided 

Given under my hand and Seal at Darryfield this Eleventh 
Day of April one thousand Seven hundred and Eighty and 
in the forth year of our Independence 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Recorded this 12 Day of April 1780 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Darryfield April the ninteenth 1780 

In obidence to the with in precept I have womed the free- 
holders and Inhabitants according to the useual Custome in 
Darryfield By posting up the within warrant of time and place 
for holding Said meeting and the articuls within Expresed 

John Hall Constable 

Hillsborough S s 

at a meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitents of 
the Town of Darryfield Legally wamd and Conveand on the 
Nineteenth Day of April 1780 



314 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1 Voted firstly Lev*- John Hall moderator 

2''' Voted mr william Nutt Grand Juryman to attend at 
the Superior Court to Be holden at amharst on the Last 
tuesday of april Instant 

3^^ the moderator proceeded and Drew from the Box mr 
Charls Emerson to Serve on the Petit Jury at the Superior 
Court of Judicature to Be holden at Amharst on the Last 
Day of april Instent 

Eecorded this 20 Day of April 1T80 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Derryfield December the 14*^ 1781 

we the Subscribers Selectmen of the town of Derryfield 
being Somewhat Dissatisfyed Concerning a former Setelment 
that had Bin made with mr gorman Constable for the year 
1779 and accordingly we met at the house of mr Asael Smith 
and he the Said gorman Doth Clear hinself in the manner 
follow (viz) 

Paid to the States Treasures as by his Recepts . 1691 8 10 

Paid to Cap* Wiir Perham By order .... 27 

Paid to moses Creumby By order 3 

Paid to Levt John Perham 7 4 

Paid to Capt Samuel moor By order .... 30 

Paid to mr Charls Emerson 110 

Paid to Dan' hall for Jurey Service 3 

Paid to Thomas Newman 90 

Paid to Lev* David Starritt By order .... 15 

Paid to John Dickey for Constables Service . 6 

Paid to Joseph fermor 600 

Paid to Lev' David Starrit 5 

Paid to Con' John Goffe Esq^ 30 

Paid to mr John Shelden 30 

Paid to the County treasurer as By his Recept . 15 10 9 

Paid to the Select men as By ther Recepts . . 30 

Abated Capt James majory his Rates .... 1340 

abated John Griffin Junr his Rat«s .... 550 

Paid to Ensign Joseph Sanders By order . . 18 



EABLT RECORDS OF DERRYFIBLP. 31 5 

abatement of Ebenezer odel his Rates .... 440 

Paid to Ensign Joseph Sanders By order ... 394 

abatement of Ebenezer ISTewman his pole tax . 9 

abatement of John Nutts pole tax 9 

Paid to Cap' Sam^ moor By town vote ... 53 11 6 
Paid to Jonathan Euss By town vote .... 30 2 8 
abatement of James Gorman his Rates for Con- 
stables Servis 37 14 5 

Paid to S'' Gorman for warning Sundry jjarsons 

out of town 30 

Paid to S'* gorman for counterfit money ... 1 16 

Paid to Levi John perham By town vote . . . 55 11 5 
abatement of Jethro Putmam & asa Stikney 

thers Rates 880 

abatement of Joshua pierce his pole tax ... 440 
Paid to Daniel gilman By town vote .... 5 13 8 
Paid to Jonathan Russ as what is Dew for Se- 
lectman Servis 636 

And there Remains in the Constables hands . 13 3 11 

whitch is the whol Rates of Alaxander Erwine 
whitch is Still Behiend 

Recorded this 37"^ Day of April 1781 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 



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320 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough s s 
To Levt John Hall Constable for the Town of Darryfield 
Greeting 

you are hear by Eequired in the Name of the Govermont and 
People of this State to Levy and Colect of the Several Parsons 
Named in the Lists hearwith Committed unto you eatch one 
his Eespective proportion therein Set Down the Some total 
of Sutch Lists Being as by an act of the general Court of Said 
State for the use of the united States of Amarica in partic- 
ular for the use of this State for the Currant year and you are 
to Collect and pay or cause to be paid into the Treasurey of 
Said State the Sum of five Thousand Nine hundred and fifty 
one Pounds five Shillings one Third part of Said Sura you are 
to Collect and Pay or cause to be Paid in to the Treasury of 
this State by the first Day of June next, one Sixth part of 
Said Sum you are to Collect and Pay or cause to be paid into 
the Treasury by the first Day of August next one thurd part 
of Said Sum you are to Collect and pay or Cause to be Paid 
into the Treasury of Said State by the first Day of October next 
and one Sixth part you are to Colect and pay or Cause to be 
payd into the Treasury by the fifteenth Day of December next 
Excepting ths taxes on the nonresidents Land being unim- 
proved on whitch you are not to Distrain till after the first 
Day of October Next the whole to be paid in Bills emetted 
by the Congress of the united States Bills Emutted by this 
State or Notes emetted for Paying Bountys to Solders, 

you are also to pay us the Select men of Darryfield and 
County afore Said for the year 1780 the Just and full Sum of 
the Eemaindng part of the whole List at or before the first 
Day of Jeneuary next and if aney parson or parsons Neglect 
or Eefuse to make payment of of the Sum or Sumes where at 
he She or they are assed or Set Down in Said List to Distrain 
the goods or Chattls of the Said Delinquant or delinquants to 
the value thereof and the Distraints So taken you are to keep 
the Space of fore Days at the Cost and Charge of the oner 
and if the owner doth pay the Sum or Sumes So assesed upon 
him her or them with in the Said fore Days the Distress So 



EAELT RECODRS OP DEBRYFIELD. 321 

taken you are to Expose and openly Sell at an outcry for pay- 
ment of the Tax and Charges notice of Sutch Sail Being 
posted in Some Publick Place in Said Town twenty fore hours 
Before hand and the over plus if aney there be after Said Sail 
besids the Said assesment and Charges of keeping the Dis- 
tress or Distresses to be imediatly Eestored to the oner and 
for want of goods and Chattele whereon to make Distress you 
are to Sieze the Body or Bodys of him her or them So Refus- 
ing and him her or them Commit to the Common Cole of Said 
County there to Remain untill he she or they Pay and Satisfy 
the Sum or where at he She or they are assesed Respectively 
as afore Said and this Shall Be your Sufficeant warrent 

given under our hand and Seal at Darryfield this forth Day 
of may 1780 

Jonathan Russ 
John Shelden 
Samuel Moor 

Select men 
Recorded august the 24^^ 1780 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhamshear Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) To Lev* John hall Constable of the town of Darry- 
field Greeting 

You ane hear by Required in the Name of the Goverment 
and people of Said State to warn or Cause to be warned all 
the free holders and Inhabitants of the Town of Darryfield 
Quallifyed By Law to vote in town meetings that they meet 
at the meetinghouse in Said Darryfield on monday the Twenty 
Second Day of may instent at two of the Clock in the after- 
noon of Said Day to act on the following articals (viz) 

lly To Chooes a Moderator to Regulate Said Meeting 

21y To See what method the Town will take to Carry on 
the present war and Rais solders when Called for 

3'"'' to See if the Town will vote to Chooes a Committy 
to Examin into Lev' David Starritts administration on the 
Real and Parsonal Estate of Elizabeth Massey with full power 
of substitution to prosicute the Bond if need full 



322 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

4™^ to See if the Present free holders now Inhabitants 
will vote to Sell the pew ground in meeting house at Publick 
vandue in order to Eaise money to Kepair the meeting house 
and chuse a Committy for that and 

5^^ly to See if the town will vote to "Petition the Generill 
Cort for Liberty to Eate all the Land Improved andunln- 
proved in order to Eaise money to Eepair the meeting house 
and hier preaching Equal to three Pence an acre as it was in 
the year 1774 

B'^'ly to See how maney Sabbaths Days preaching the town 
will votte to have this year including the five hundred Dollars 
all Eeady Eaised 

7thly to See if the town will vote to have aney Eepresenta- 
tion in the Generill Court and vote what town they will 
Choose to Join with and Chooes a Committy to Treet with the 
town that we Shall Choose to join with 

8thly to See if the Town will vote to make James Gor- 
man aney Consideration for his Extriordinarry Service as Con- 
stable the Last year and how mutch 

Make Proper Eetum of this warrant and your Doings 
thereon unto us at or on Said Day for holding Said meeting 
hearof fail not 

given under our hand and Seal at Darryfield this Sixth Day 
of may Ad 1780 

Jonathun Euss 
. . John Shelden 

i Sam" moor 

Select men 

Agreable to the with in precept to me Diricted I have warned 
the freeholders and Inhabitants of the town according to the 
former Custome of time and place of holding Said meeting 
and the articals hear in Expressed 

Dated at Darryfield may 23 1780 

Eecorded may 23'^ 1780 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 



EARLY KECORDS OF DEKBYFIELD. 323 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S May the SS'^ 
1780 

At a meeting of .the freeholders and other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Darryfield Legally warned and conveand Pursu- 
ant to the foregoing warrant 

1'^ voted Con^ John Goffe Esq' moderator 

2'^ voted that the melittia Offesers to gether with the 
Selectmen Shall Provide or git By hier Sutch Solders as 
Shall from time to time Be Called for as our Cota toards 
Carrying on the war as Cheep and in the Best manner they 
Can and the Charge of Said hier if they Cannot Be Got By 
Enlistment to Be paid By a Eate that Shall Be Levied on the 
poles and Estates of the Inhabitants of the town 

3'^ voted to Chuse a Committy to Eeceon with Lev* David 
Starritt Concerning the Estate of Elizebeth massey and that 
Levt John Little Levt John hall and Cap*^ John harvy Be 
Said Committy 

4'^ voted in the Negetive not to Sell the pew ground in 
the meeting house 

5'^ artical voted in the Negative also 

6'^ voted that mr Shelden provide preaching three Sab- 
baths at the Cost of the Town including the five hundred Dol- 
lars all Eeady voted 

7^'" voted that Cap* Samuel moor Be the n)an to Treet with 
the Town of Leatchfield to See if they will Joyn with this 
town to Send a Eepresentative to the generel Court 

8^^ voted that James gorman Be allowed all his Eates for 
the year 1779 for his trouble in Colcet the Eates of the town 
for that year 

Eecorded this 24 Day of may 1780 

pr Asael Smith T. Clerk 

Beaf Solder Town K- 

August 1780 Eate Eate County 

£sd£sd£s d 

Ensign Samuel Stark .. 73 18 8 36 19 4 36 19 4 

John Hugh 28 14 14 7 14 7 

Gen^ John Stark .... 126 3 4 62 1 10 62 1 10 



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MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



John Eay .... 


. . 57 18 


4 


28 19 


2 


28 19 


2 


Ephram Ptollf . . 


. . 23 11 


6 


U 15 


9 


11 15 


9 


Jonathan Euss . . 


. . 41 5 


2 


20 12 


7 


20 12 


7 


David Rowel . . . 


. . 40 15 


8 


20 7 


10 


20 7 


10 


Joseph fannor . . 


. . 97 14 


6 


48 17 


6 


48 17 


6 


Ens° David farmer . 


. . 36 18 





18 9 





18 9 





Joseph griffin . . . 


. . 57 15 





28 17 


6 


28 17 


6 


Ezekiel Stevens . . 


. . 95 6 


10 


47 13 


5 


47 13 


5 


Abreham merrill . 


. . 109 10 


4 


54 15 


2 


54 15 


2 


Nathan^ Merrill . . 


. . 32 11 


8 


16 5 


10 


16 5 


10 


Ens Joseph Sanders . 


. . 45 9 





23 14 


6 


22 14 


6 


Thomas Newman . 


. . 60 9 


6 


30 4 


9 


30 4 


9 


Benjaman Baker . 


. . 83 7 


4 


41 13 


8 


41 13 


8 


Ensn Abreham Merrill 


. . 45 5 


4 


23 13 


8 


22 12 


8 


John Brown . . . 


. . 20 10 





10 5 





10 5 





John Griffin . . . 


. . 34 4 





17 2 





17 2 





John Griffin Jur . . 


. . 36 2 


8 


18 1 


4 


18 1 


4 


Theophelus Griffin . 


. 30 15 





15 7 


6 


15 7 


6 


Asael Smith . . . 


. 26 13 





13 6 


6 


13 6 


6 


William Nutt . . . 


. 94 01 


8 


47 


10 


47 


10 


Enos Webster . . . 


. 78 6 


6 


39 3 


3 


39 3 


3 


Gapt Samuel moor 


. 89 3 


6 


44 11 


9 


44 11 


9 


Coni John Goffe . . 


. 82 2 


8 


41 1 


4 


41 1 


4 


John goffe Junr . . 


. 29 1 





14 10 


6 


14 10 


6 


Davis Walton . . . . 


. 25 12 


6 


13 16 


3 


12 16 


3 


James Mcnight . . . 


. 20 10 





10 5 





10 5 





James gorman . . . 


. 71 18 


4 


35 19 


2 


35 19 


3 


James Emerson . . . 


. 20 10 





10 5 





10 5 





Daniel Blodgit . . . 


. 28 5 





14 3 


6 


14 2 


6 


Capt William Perham . 


. 102 11 


8 


51 5 


10 


51 5 


10 


Levt John perham . . 


. 96 9 


8 


48 4 


10 


48 4 


10 


Chaxls Emerson . . . 


. 63 8 


10 


31 14 


5 


31 14 


5 


Cap* John Hervy . . 


. 96 12 


4 


48 6 


2 


48 6 


3 


William perham Junr . 


. 100 17 


6 


50 8 


9 


50 8 


9 


Cap* James Majory . . 


. 33 18 


4 


16 19 


2 


16 19 


3 


Lev* John Little . . . 


. 101 14 


8 


50 17 


4 


50 17 


4 


Abel Huse 


. 121 6 





60 13 





60 13 





Isaac Huse . . . . 


. 20 10 





10 5 





10 5 






EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 



325 



Naty Smith Messor 

George Dwinnil 

Enoch Thustin 

Joshua Peiree 

Moses Merrill . 

Mieheal mcClintok 

James Peiree 

Oliver Peiree 

Benjaman Pilsbary 
John Shelden 

Ceasor Griffin 
Benjaman Crumby 
John Dickey . 
William Gamble 
John Dustin . 
Levt John Hall 
Levt Daniel Hall 
ISrial Yuong , 
Levt Ebenezer Stivens 
Hugh Thomjjson 
Mark Duty . 
Henry Stevens 
James Lyon . 
William page . 
John Tiles . . 



, 20 10 
, 20 10 
67 13 
39 13 
35 11 
24 12 
63 11 
20 10 
38 4 
112 13 
47 6 

73 12 

74 3 
145 13 

40 10 
69 12 
61 9 



32 

106 
54 
24 
46 
12 
4 





4 

4 
10 



10 5 
10 5 
33 16 6 
19 16 10 
17 15 10 
12 6 
31 16 10 
10 5 
14 2 
56 6 8 
23 13 2 

36 16 5 

37 1 10 
72 16 10 
20 5 
34 16 
30 14 
16 



3 8 
3 11 

2 8 

3 

1 

2 



10 5 
10 5 
33 16 6 
19 16 10 
17 15 10 
12 6 
31 16 10 
10 5 
14 2 
56 6 
23 13 

36 16 

37 1 10 
72 16 10 
20 5 
34 16 
30 14 
16 


3 
3 
2 
3 
1 
2 



3 

6 
4 

8 
11 



Total 3715 9 5 1856 15 8 1856 15 8 

total of the whole Eates for Beef town & County is 
74 28 10 9 

Recorded this 25 Day of August 1780 

Pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 

(Seal) To Lev' John Hall Constable for the Town of 
Darrj'field Greeting 

You are hearby Requerid in the Name of the Goverment 
and people of this State to Levy and Colect of the Several 



326 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Persons Named in the List hear with Committed to you 
Eatch one his Respective Proportion therein Set Down 

the Sum total of Eatch List Being as by an act of the 
General Court of Sd State for the use of the County of Hills- 
borough and for the use of this Town this present year and 
you are to Coleet and Pay unto us the Selectmen of Darryfield 
the whole of the first Collum Set against Every mans name 
being Set Down as a Beef Bate By the fifteenth Day of Sep- 
tember next that we may Be able to obay the order of Con- 
gress and act of this State in providing our Quota of Beef for 
the Continantal army according to our orders, and the Sec- 
ond Collum whitch is Set as a Soldier Rate you are to Collect 
and Pay or Cause to be paid to us the Said Selectmen by the 
first Day of January next for the purpose of paying the Boun- 
ties to the Soldiers that are gone out in the Service of this 
town, and of the third Collum you are to Collect and pay 
into the Treasury of the County of hillsborough By the first 
Day of September next the Sum of fifty three pounds fourteen 
Shillings and four pence farthing and the Remainder of Said 
CoUun you are to Collect and pay or Cause to be paid unto us 
the Said Selectmen by the first Day of January Next Except- 
ing so mutch as Shall be nesesary to pay for the preaching 
whitch the town hath hired this present year whitch you are 
Desired to pay forthwith, the whole to be paid in good Cur- 
rant money and if aney parson or parsons ISTamed in this List 
Shall Neglect or Refuse to pay the Sum or Sumes they are 
Respectively assessed you are to observe and follow the Direc- 
tions of the Laws of this State in Levying and Collecting the 
Same hear of fail not 

Geven under our hand and Seal at Darryfield this fifteenth 

Day of august 1780 

Jonathan Russ 
John Shelden 
Samuel Moor 

Select men 

Recorded August the SS*'' 1780 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 



EARLY BECORDS OF DEEEYPIELD. 327 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 

(Seal) To Lev' John Hall Constable for the Town of 
Darryfield Greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the Goverment 
and People of this State to warn all the free holders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Darryfield Quallifyed By Law to 
vote in Town meetings that they assemble and meet at the 
meetinghouse in Said Darryiield on thursday the Seventh Day 
of September Next at one of the Clock in the afternoon to act 
on the following articals (viz) 

1^"'' to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2^^ to Draw two men out of the Box to Serve on the pettit 
Jury at the Next Superior Court to be holden at amharst on 
the fourth tuesday of September next 

3*^^ to See if the Town will vote to pay the Juriors aney 
thing this year and how mutch 

4**^^ to See if the town will vote to pay for one Days 
preaching that we have had this year more than hath Bin all 
Ready voted 

5*"y to See if the Town will vote to Choose a Colector to 
Collect the Remainder of the Corn Rate that is Dew to 
Ebenezer Newman for his Servis Last year and on what termes 

6*"y to See if the town will Vote to Choose a Committy to 
Exammin who hath bin out Publick Servis in this unoctural 
war and how mutch time they have Bin out and how mutch 
money hath Bin paid By Indeviduals and By whome: in order 
to make an Average through the Town that Everry man may 
have Justis Done him in Carrying on the Same 

7"^'' to See what use the town will vote to have the money 
poot too that the Committee Received of Levt David Starrett 
as part of Elizebeth marcyes Estate 

Make proper return of this warrant and your Doings there 
on to us on or before Said Day for holding Said meeting 

fail not as you would avoid the penalty of the Law 

Given under our hand and Seal at Darryfield the twenty 
Second Day of August 1780 

Jonathan Russ Samuel Moor Select men 



328 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Darryfield Septem''' the 7^^ 1780 

In obediance to the within Precipt I have warned all the 
Inhabitants of time and place according to the Custome of 
this town 

John Hall Constable 

Eecorded September the 8^^ 1780 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s Darryfield Sep- 
tember the 7*" 1780 

At a meeting of the free holders and other Inhabitants of 
the town of Darryfield Legally warned and Conveand 

1 Voted Levt John Hall moderator 

2 Drew from the Box mr Abel huse and Lev*^ John Little 
to Serve on the Pettit Jury at the Next Superior Court to Be 
holden at Amharst on the fourth tuesday of this Instant Sep- 
tember 

3<iiy "Voted that the Juriors Shall have one hundred and 
fifty Dollars pr man that Shall attend the Superior Court to be 
holden at Amharst on the fourth tuesday of this Instant Sep^"" 
as pettit Juriors 

4thiy yo{;g,j ^0 pay for the one Days preaching 

S^'^y voted to pass this artical till the Next artical is 
acted on 

6*"^^ voted to Chooss a Committy to Exammin into the 
affair of Carrying on the war 

also voted that the Said Committy Consist of three parsons 
and voted that Lev' Ebenezer Stevens and Asael Smith and 
James Gorman be Said Committy 

voted to dismiss the fifth artical till the Next meeting and 
then to act thereon as occation Shall Require 

7'^ voted that the money Belonging to Elizebath Marcyes 
Estate Shall Remain in the hands of the Selectmen till the 
Town Call for the same 

meeting Desolved 

Recorded September the 8* 1780 

Pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 



EARLY KECOEDS OF DEERTFIELD. 329 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) To Leyt John Hall Constable for the town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

You are hearby Eequered in the Name of the goverment 
and people of this state to warn all the freeholders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Derryfield quallifyed By Law to vote 
in Town meetings that they meet at the meeting House in 
Said Town on tuesday the thirteenth Day of february next 
at twelve o Clock on Said Day to act on the following (viz) 

1^^ firstly to Chooes a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2^y Secondly to See what Method the town will to Eais 
our Quota of men whitch we are Called upon for By the Court 
toards Compleating the Continantal army 

3'^ to See if the town will vote to abate the Solders that 
have been out in the publick Service for three years from this 
town one years tax after there Eeturn also aney that may Try 
age (?) for three years 

make proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings there 
on unto us on or Before the Said Day for holding Said meet- 
ing 

given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty- 
ninth Day of January 1781 

Jonathan Euss 
Samuel moor 



A proper Eeturn maid and Signd 



John Hall Constable 



Hillsborough S s 

at a meeting of the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town 
of Derryfield Legally Called and Conveand at the meeting 
house in Said town on tuesday the thirteenth Day of february 
1781 

1''' voted Con^ John Goffe Esq' moderator 

2'^ voted that the Expense of the wor Shall Be Defrayed 
By a town Tax Ijevied on the poles and Estates 

3^^ voted to Ajourn this meeting to Lev* John Halls west 
Eoom 



330 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Levt Halls west Eoom meet according to ajournment and 
the meeting Called 

^thiy yQ^g(j ^Q Chooes a Committy to Hire our Quota of 
the men whitch we are Called upon for By the court toards 
Compleeting the Continantal army, and that Said Committy 
Shall give seeuritty to Sutch men for pay as they Shall Ingage 
as Solders for the Space of three years to Compleat Said army: 
in Behalf of Said town, and that the Security that Said Com- 
mitty Shall fiend Nessessary to give to Said Solders in Behalf 
of Said town Shall he valed and Be punctually proformed 
and paid By said Town 

5^^^ voted that Capt Samuel moor Lev*^ John Hall and 
Capt John Hervey Be Said Committy 

6"^y voted that the town will pay the Expenses of Said 
Committy Nessessarily Expended in Said Buisness 

7"'''' voted that the Continantal Solders that was out in 
the three years Service Last and are Now Come home Shall Be 
abated there pole tax for one year after there Eeturn* 



*Through the courtesy of Mr. Fred W. Lamb, of this city, 
as the outcome of his painstaking research, I am able to give the 
following list of soldiers from Derrj^field who served in the Rev- 
olution: 

Deeryfieu) Men in the First New Hampshike Regiment. 

John Stark, Colonel. Benjamin Baker. 

Archibald Stark, Lieutenant. Nathaniel Boj'd. 
John Harvey, Lieutenant. Charles Emerson. 

John Moore, Captain. George Emerson. 

Caleb Stark, Adjutant. John GofEe. 

Joshua Blodgett. Arthur Hart. 

Isaac George. Lemuel Harvej% 

Benjamin George. Nathaniel Martin. 

Jona Griffin. Timothy Martin. 

Joseph Hazelton. David McKnight. 

David Merrill. John C. McNeil. 

Ichabod Martin. Goffe Moore. 

Ephraim Stevens. David Farmer. 

Daniel McCoy. William Boyd. 

James Aiken. 



EABLY RECOEDS OF DEKEYFIELD. 331 

8*ly voted that all Sutch men as shall Ingage in the pub- 
liek Service tor three years for this Town Shall Be Cleard 
from paing aney pole tax for the Space of one year after there 
Eeturn 



Of these men John Stark, Archibald Stark, Caleb Stark, John 
Moore, Benjamin George, Benjamin Baker, Nathaniel Boyd, 
Charles Emerson, George Emerson, John GofEe, Arthur Hart, 
Lemuel Harvey, Nathaniel Martin, Timothy Martin, David Mc- 
Knight, John C. McNeil, GofEe Moore, David Farmer, and Wil- 
liam Boyd were present at Bunker Hill. David Farmer was with 
Stark at Bennington. Nathaniel Martin was with Arnold in his 
march to Canada, and was taken prisoner at Quebec. 

Dereyfield Men Serving in Other Regiments Than the First 
New Hampshire: 

Theophilus Griffin. Ebenezer Newman. 

Timothy Dow. Robert Cunningham, Jr. 

Enoch Harvey. William Nutt. 

Samuel Harvey. Captain Samuel Moore. 

John Nutt. John Hanson. 

Robert McKnight. Benjamin Stevens. 

James McCalley. Mark Duty. 

Nathaniel Baker. Peter Emerson. 

Alexander McMurphy. Moses Chandler. 

James Thompson. Archibald Gamble. 

Ebenezer Costa. Amos Martin. 

Oliver Emerson. Lieutenant Daniel Hall. 

Of these men Theophilus Grif&n, Enoch Harvey, and John 
Nutt were with Stark at Bennington. 

Isaac Huse was in the Massachusetts service. 

Samuel Blodget, according to Chase's History of Haverhill, 
Mass., was actively engaged on the field at Bunker Hill. 

This list has been compiled from the "New Hampshire Revo- 
lutionary Rolls," Potter's "History of Manchester," Kidder's 
"First New Hampshire Regiment," Gilmore's "Capt. John 
Moore's Company at Bunker Hill," Gilmore's "Roll of New 
Hampshire Men at Bennington," and Gilmore's "Roll of New 
Hampshire Men at Bunker Hill." 

Wlhile this list may not be complete, it is the only one I have 
seen. — Ed. 



332 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

gtMy yoted that this meeting Be ajoumed to thirsday the 
fifteenth Day of February at this place at two oClock after 
noon 

february the IS''' 1781 

Levt John Halls west Eoom 

the Town meet according to ajournment the moderator and 
Clerk present and the meeting Called 

voted that Ensign Joseph Sanders Be appointed as one of 
the affore Said Committy in Stid of Cap* John Hervey who 
Declines the Service 

Eecorded this 16''' Day of february 1781 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Hillsborough S S To Levt John Hall Constable for the 
Town of Derryfield greeting 

you are Hear by Eequired in the Name of the goverment 
and people of the State of Newhampshear that you warn all 
the freeholders and Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield 
Quallifyed By Law to vote in Town meetings, that they 
meet at the meetinghouse in Said Town then and there when 
meet to act on the following articals (viz) 

I''' to Chooes a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2^^ to Draw two fit men out of the Box to Serve as pettit 
Juriors at the Next Superior Cort of Judicatuer to be holden 
at amharst on the Last tuesday of this Instant february 

and make proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings 
there on to my Self on or before Said Day for holding Said 
meeting 

given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this 7"' Day 
of february 1781 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

a proper Eeturn made and Signd 

John Hall Constable 

Pursuant to the above warrant the town meet at the meeting 
house on tuesday the 13''' Day of february 1781 and proseeded 
as foUoweth (viz) 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERBYFIELD. 383 

l^'' voted Colonel John Golf moderator 

2'y then Drew from the Box in the face of Said meeting 
Levt John Hall and Ensign Samuel Stark to Serve as Juriors 
as was above Eequired 

Eecorded this 16"^ Day of february 1781 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

To Joseph farmor Constable for the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the Goverment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote 
in Town meetings that they meet at the meeting house at 
Said Derryfield to act on the following articals (viz) 

V^ to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2 to See what metthod the town will take to provide the 
Beaf whitch we are Called upon for By the State 

3'^ to See if the Town will Vote to pay Levt John Per- 
um and Capt Samuel moor for a Solder that they Sent into the 
Service for three months the year past 

4^^ to See if the Town will vote to purches a Standard 
of waeghts and measaurs 

5'^ to See if the town will vote to have aney Scoole this 
year and how mutch 

make proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings unto 
us on or before Said Day 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this fifth 
Day of March 1781 

John Hall 
Jonathan Euss 
Sam' moor 

Select men 
a Eeturn made sutable to the ocation 

Hillsborough s s Derryfield march the 22"^ 1781 
Pursuant to the fore going warrant the town meet and pro- 
ceeded to act as followeth (viz) 



334 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

1^ Voted Lev* John Hall Moderator 

Voted to ajourn this meeting to Levt John Halls west 
Eoom 

LeYt Halls west Eoom met according to ajornment the 
moderator and Clerk present and the meeting opned 

2'^ voted the Select men provide the Beaf in the Best 
manner they Can 

3^^ voted to allow Lev' John perum and Capt Samuel moor 
Six hard Dollars pr month for the three months that they Sent 
a Soldier into the Service the year past or the value thereof 
in paper money 

4'^ Voted that the Town Do not purchas aney Standards 
this year 

5'^ Voted not to have aney Scooling this year 

Eecorded march the 23'^ 1781 

Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S s 

(Seal) 1781 To Lev' John Hall Constable for the Town 
of Derryfield Greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the goverment and 
people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhabitants 
of the town of Derryfield Qualifyed By Law to vote in town 
meetings that they assemble and meet at the meeting house 
in Said Derryfield on monday the fifth Day of march next at 
nine o Clock in the forenoon of Said Day then and there when 
met to act on the following articles (viz) 

To Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

Secondly to Choose all the town officers for the Corrant year 
also to vote for a Counsalor in the Eoom of mr Ferrer Esq' 
who declineth Serving 

thirdly to Se if the town will vote have aney preaching this 
year and how maney Days Preaching they will have and what 
method the town will take to provide Said Preaching also how 
those that for us Shall be Entertained and By whome 

forthly to See if the town will vote to abate ohver Emerson 
his Bates in the Constables Second List also to See if the town 



EAELY EECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 335 

will vote to abate Eates of aney other parson of persons that 
may Desier for Eeasons they may give 

fifthly to See if the town will vote to pay those that may 
Serve as Juriors this year and how mutch 

Sixthly to See if the town will vote to hear the town ac- 
compts and how they will Settle the Same 

Seventhly to See what the town will vote to allow the town 
Clerk for his Service 

Eightly to See what the town will vote allow Levt John Hall 
for his Extreordanary Service as Constable this year 

Ninthly to See what method the town will take to warn 
town meetings this year Ensuing 

make proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings unto 
us on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Sixteenth 
Day of february 1781 

Jonathan Euss 
John Shelden 
Samuel moor 

Select men 
Eetumed in proper manner 

Eecorded this 37''' Day of April 1781 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Derryfield march the 5^ 1781 

pursuant to the fore going warrant the town meet at the 
meeting-house and proceed in the following manner (viz) 

1'^ voted Levt John Hall moderator 

2'^ voted to have three Select men this year 

3'y voted Asael Smith town Clerk 

4'y voted Lev* John hall Capt Samuel moor and Jonathan 
Euss Select men 

5'y Voted Joseph farmor Constable 

voted to ajourn this meeting to Levt John halls house 
west Eoom 

Levt Halls west Eoom 

the town met according to ajoumment moderator and Clerk 
present and the meeting opned 



336 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted John perham thomas Newman James pierce Abre- 
ham merrill Junr !David Eowel Levt Dan^ hall 

Survayers of high ways 

voted moses merrill and Enos webster hog Eeaves 

voted to Eeeonsider that vote Choosing David Eowel Sur- 
vayer and voted to have Ensign Sam'^ Stark in his room 

voted John Eey and Abel huse tythingmen 

voted Capt Sam" Moor and Ensign Joseph Sanders Survay- 
ers of Lumber 

voted Isreal Young hogheave in Eoom of Enos webster who 
Eefuses to Serve in that office 

voted that the Selectmen Be foncevewers and prisers of 
Dammage this year 

voted mr William Nutt hog reave 

voted that the Select men take the Invoice 

voted Ensign Joseph Sanders and Asael Smith Be Counters 

voted to ajourn the third artical to Be acted upon at the 
ajournment of this meeting 

voted to abate the Eates of oliver Emerson in the Constables 
Second List 

voted to ajourn this meeting two the twenty Second Day of 
march Instant at twelve oclock in Said Day at this place 

March the 22*^ 1781 

The town met according to the adjournment the moderator 
and Clerk presant and the meeting opened the town proceeded 
to act as foUoweth (viz) 

voted to Eeleas mr abel huse from Being tythingman 

voted to have Some preaching this year (viz) teen Sundays 
and that the Same Shall Be procuered Betwixt the first Day 
of April and the Last Day of October this Present year 

voted that Levt John Perham Shall provide Said preatching 
and also that he Shall Entertain the man or men So provided 
to preach 

voted to abate mr James pierce his Eates in Levt John Halls 
Second List 

voted to a Bate benjamin Pilsberry his Eates for the year 
1780 



EAKLY KECOEDS OF DERBYFIELD. 



337 



voted to allow two Dollars the old way for pettit Jurymen 
that may be obleged to tend Cort this year 

voted Levi John Little and Asael Smith Be a Committy to 
Eecon with the Select men for the Last year 

voted to adjourn this meeting to thursday the 26'^'^ Day of 
April Next then to meet at the Place at one o Clock in the 
after Noon of Said Day 

April the 26* 1781 

Levt Halls west Eoom one oCloek 

the town meet according to adjournment the moderator and 
Clerk present and the meeting opened 

voted Mr Charls Emerson tythingman for this year 

voted to allow the town accompts as they Stand hereafter 
Record 

Derryfield April the 19* 1781 

we the Subscribers Being Chosen a Committy to Eecon 
with the Select men and Constable for the year 1780 we fiend 
thers accompts Stand in the following manner (viz) 
I'y Jonathan Buss his Beaf purchas is £ 

prime Cost of Said Beaf 

2'y to pastering Said Beaf Cattle . . 
d^^ to Cost of purching Said Beaf . . 
4'y to his Sarvice as a Selectman . . 



Capt Sam" moors Charges 

first his Beaf Charges 

Secondly for his Service as a Select man 
mr John Sheldons Charges first Beaf Charges 
Secondly to his Service as a Select man 
thirdly for provideing preaching . . . 

Respecting the pastering Beaf Cattle being 
294 pounds in the whole therteen pounds is 
Contained in the accompts following So that 
294 poimds is the whole of all Charge of Said 
Cattle Respecting there pastering for the year 
1780 

22 



3720 








294 








108 








139 


16 





247 


16 





80 


10 





49 


10 





22 


10 





40 


10 





257 









338 MANCHESTER HISTOEIC COLLECTIONS. 

Likewise we the afore Said Subscribers 

have Cast the List and fiend the Same as fol- 

loweth (viz) 

the Nonresidents Land tax 743 — — 

Beat Soldier town and County tax in the Sec- 
ond List 7428—10— 

the Continantal and State tax in the first 

List is 5707— 9— 



Total of the Lists is 13879— 0— 

the waight of the Beaf we Ware to fiend for 

the use of the army 3105 

the Continantal and State precept is . . . 5951 — 5 — 

the County precept 53 — 14 — 6 

the Constable produces Eecepts of Sundrey 

payments to the amount of 10981 — 16 — 6 

Likewise he the Said Constable produces the 

County treasurers Eecept of 53 — 14 — 6 

Total 11035—11— 
there Eemains Dew 2843— 9— 3 

Jn° Little 
Asael Smith 

Committy 
also voted to allow Asael Smith for Clerks 
Service six hundred Dollars whitch Ser- 
vices wos Done in the years 1779 and 1780 180— 0— 
voted to allow Lev' John hall one thousand 
Dollars for his Extreordinary Service as 

Constable 300— 0— 

voted to Eeconsider the votes past this meeting (viz) the 
abatement of James pierce and Benjamin pilsberry there Eates 
in Lev' John halls List 

Eeeorded this 30 Day of April 1781 

pr me Asael Smith Town Clerk 

State of ISTewhampshear Hillsborough S s 
(Seal) to Joseph farmor Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 



EARLY RECORDS OF DERRYFIBLD. 339 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the goverment and 
people of this State to warn all the free holders and Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Derryfield to meet at the meetinghouse 
in Said Derryfield on thursday the 26^^ Day of April at at four 
of the Clock in the afternoon to act on the following articals 
(viz) 

firstly to Choose a moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

Secondly to Choose a man to Send as a Dillegate to a 
Convention that is to Seet at Concord in this State on the first 
tuesday of June Next in ordei to form apian of govemunt 
for this State 

therdly to See what method the Town will take for the 
Support of Elezabeth massey the present year 

forthly to See if the town will Choes a Committy to be 
on on oath to to See if the Elewives may have a free Course 
up Great Cohass Brook according to an act of Cort 

Hear of fail not and make Proper Eeturn of this Warrant 
and your Doings unto us on or Before the Day for holding 
Said meeting 

Giveng under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this tenth 
Day of April A D 1781 

John Hall 
Jonathan Russ 

Select men 

Recorded this 30^^'' Day of April A D 1781 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Derryfield April the 26"" 1781 

pursuant to the fore going warrant the town met at the 
time and place and proceeded as foUoweth (viz) 

1''' voted Levt John Little moderator 

2'^ voted to Dismiss the Second article in the warrant 

3'y voted that Cap' w" perham Keep Elizebath massy this 
year and that he be allowed Six Dollars old way of twelve 
Bushils of Corn for the same 

4^=^ voted Capt Sam" Moor Charls Emerson and James 
pierce Be a Committy to Clear the fish way up grate Cohass 
Brook 

Recorded this 30 Day of April A D 1781 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 



340 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) to Joseph farmor Constable of the Town of Derry- 
lield greating 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the government 
and People of this State to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield that they Do assem- 
ble and meet at the meeting house in Said Derryfield on tues- 
day the IS** Day of May Instant at fore of the Clock in the 
after noon to act on the following articals (viz) 

1''' to Choose a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2'^ to Draw out of the Box one effective man Lawfully 
Quallifyed to as a pettit Jurior at the Inferior Court to Be 
liolden at Amliarst on the Last tuesday of this Instant may 
By ajournment 

make Proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings 
thereon unto mj'self on or before Said Day for holding Said 
meeting as you would avoid the penalty of the Law 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield the Second 
Day of may 1781 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Derryfield may the 15^^ 1781 

at a meeting of the free holders and Inhabitants of the 
Town of Derryfield Legaly Called and Conveand 

l^'' voted Jonathan Euss moderator 

2^^ then Drew from the Bos in the face of Said meeting 
James Pierce to Serve on the pettit Jurey at the Next Inferior 
Court to Be holden at amharst on the Last tuesday of may 
1781 

Eecorded may the 21'* 1781 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) To Joseph farmor Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field gi'eeting 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the goverment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 



EARLY EECOKDS OF DEERYFIELD. 341 

itants of the town of Derryfield Quallifyed by Law to vote in 
townmeetings, that they assemble and meet at the meeting 
house in Said Derryfield on thursday the twelfth Day of July 
next at one of the Clock in the afternoon to act on the follow- 
ing articals (viz) 

I'y firstly to Choes a Moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 
2'y Secondly in as mutch as there hath Bin a verry Suden 
and unexpected Eevelution Respecting the old Continantal 
money Sence the Rates ware made, and the money Raised to 
purchas Beaf for the army Doth not answare the Eand de- 
sin ed, therefore to See what vse the Town will vote to make 
of Said money Raised to purchas Beaf, and also to See what 
method the town will take to purchas Said Beaf for the army 
whitch is wanted Emediately 

make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings unto 
us on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield the twenty 
Seventh Day of June 1781 

John Hall 
Jonathan Russ 
Samuel moor 

Select men 
Recorded July the IS'"^ 1781 

pr me Asa el Smith T: Clerk 

Derryfield July the 12*1^ 1781 

Pursuant to the within warrant I have Notifyed the Inhab- 
itants of the town as is hear in Required according to custom 
of this town 

Joseph Farmer Cons' 

Derryfield July the 12*'' 

Pursuant to the fore going warrant this Town met and the 
meeting Being Leagelly Called and Conveand they proceed 
to act as foUoweth (viz) 

1^'' voted that Genrill John Stark Be moderator of this 
meeting 

2""^ voted that the three Select men Shall Devide the 
Town into three Classis in order to provide the Beaf for the 



342 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

army and that Eatch Class Shall provide there Equill propor- 
tion of Said Beaf and Eatch parson Shall Be Equelly assed 
according to pole and Estate and that the Said Beaf Shall be 
Delivered to the Select man who is head of his Class 

3'^ voted that Eatch man that hath paid this Beaf tax to 
mr Joseph farmor Constable may have Leave to take his 
money Back again when Demanded 

4}^ voted that if Aney man that hath payd his Beaf tax 
and Doth not Demand the Same within Seven Days from the 
Date hearof that the Constable Shall Be Excuseable if he Doth 
not Eetnrn the Same 

Eecordid this 14 Day of July 1781 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of New hampshear Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) to Joseph farmor Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

You are hearby Required in the Name of the goverment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote in 
Town meetings that they assemble and meet at the meeting 
house in Said Derryfield on Thursday the twentyeth Day of 
September Instant at three of the Clock in the afternoon to 
act on the following articals (viz) 

1'^ to Chooes a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2'^ to Choose two men to Serve as Grand Juriors at the 
Superior Court of Judicatuer to Be holden at Amharst on the 
Last tuesday of this Instant Sep* 

3^ to Draw two men to Serve as Pettit Juriors at the Court 
afore said , 

Make proper Return of this warrant and your Doings unto 
me on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting hear of 
fail not 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derryfield this Six Day of 
September 1781 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 



BAELY RECORDS OF DERRYFIELD. 343 

Derryfield Sep* the 20* 1781 

Pursuant to the within warrant I have Notifyed the Inhab- 
itants of the Town as in hear in Eequired Cecording to the 
Custome of this Town 

Joseph farmor Constable 

Derryfield September the 20"^ 1781 

at a meeting of the free holders and Inhabitants of the 
Town of Derryfield Legally Called and Conveand the Town 
acted as followeth (viz) 

I''' voted Joseph Sanders moderator 

voted Not to Send But one man as Grand Jurior 

2^^ voted Ensign Joseph Sanders Grand Jurior 

voted not to Send But one pettit Jurior 

3 Drew from the Box Lev* John Perham to Serve as a 
pettit Jurior 

Eeeorded this 32 Day of September 1781 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear . Hillsborough S S 
To Joseph farmor Cons* of the Town of Derryfield greet 
you are hear by Eequired in the Name of the goverment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itants of the town of Derryfield that they assemble and meet 
at the meeting house in Said Derryfield on monday the first 
Day of October Next at three of the Clock in the after noon to 
act on the following articals (viz) 

1'^ to Choois a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 
2'^ to Chooes one man of them Duly Quallifyed to Serve 
as a Grand Jurior at the Next Court of General Sessions of 
the peas to be holden at Amharst on the first Tusday of Octo- 
ber Next 

3'y to Draw one man from the Box to Serve as a pettit 
Jurior at the aforesaid Court 

Heor of fail not and make proper Eeturn of this Warrant 
and your Doings to my Self on or Before Said Day for holding 
Said meeting 

given under my hand at Derryfield this 17*^ Day of Sep- 
tember 1781 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 



344 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

pursuant to the fore going warrant I have Notifyed the 
piople of this Town according to the Custom of this Town 

Derryfield October the 1=* 1781 

Joseph farmor Cons' 

Derryfield October the 1'* 1781 

at a meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town of Derryfield 
Legally Called and Conveand 

1''' voted Lev* John Hall moderator 

2'y voted Jonathan Euss grand Jurior 

3^'' Drew from the Box Ephram Stevens pettit Jurior 

Eecorded this fifth Day of October 1781 

Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) To Joseph farmor Constable for the Town of Derry- 
field greeting 

You are hearby Eequired in the Name of the goverment 
and People of this State To Leve and Collect of the Several 
Parsons Named in this List hear with Committed to you 
Eatch one his Eespective Proportion hearin Set Down the 
Sum total of Sutch List Being in Conformity to the Law of 
this State for Eaising Soldiers for the Defence of the United 
States and also for other Necessary Charges of this Town this 
Present year the Sum Set Down in Said List you axe to Colect 
and pay unto us the Select men of Derryfield the whole of 
Said List, the first Collum Being to Pay the Soldiers that 
we Sent into the Service the year Past and also to Defray the 
Charges of the Town and you are to pay the Sum of Said List 
unto us By the twenty fifth Day of february Next in Corrant 
Lawful money and if aney Parson naned in tliis List Shall in 
Cline to Pay his Tax in Indeon Corn you may give them the 
Liberty to Pay in good marchantable Indeon Corn at four 
Shillings Per Bushil Delivered at the houses of Either of us 
the Select men By the time Before mentioned and if aney 
parson or parsons Named in this List Shall Neglect or Eefuse 
to pay the Sum or Soms they are Eespectively assesed you are 



EARLY RECORDS OF DEREYFIELD. 345 

to follow the directions of the Law of this State in Levying 
and collecting the same 
hear of fail not 

givin under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this twenty 
Eighteth Day of January 1782 

John Hall 
Jonathan Russ 
Samuel moor 

Select men 
Recorded this 33 Day of febvary 1782 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

Solder Town Tax 

General John Stark 2 12 5 191 

Samuel Stark 1 7 11 15 6 

Mark Duty 090 050 

James Riddle 090 050 

John Rey 14 9 13 9 

John Russ 10 9 060 

Jonathan Russ 126 12 4 

David Rowel 110 118 

Joseph farmor 248 14 10 

David farmor 10 9 080 

Joseph Griffin 1 7 11 15 6 

Ezekiel Stevens 284 190 

Abreham Merrill 118 3 113 

Nathaniel Merrill 13 9 6 11 

John Brown 10 9 060 

Ebenezer Newman 16 6 090 

Abreham Merrill Ju' 17 9 6 

Benjaman Baker 204 124 

Joseph Sanders 17 8 093 

John Griffin 14 10 8 3 

John Griffin Jur 18 10 

Theophelus griffin 12 2 066 

Asael Smith 15 10 8 10 

William Nutt 1 13 8 18 6 

Matthew Macvea 090 050 



346 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 



Enos Webster 17 

William freto 17 

Capt Samuel moor 2 10 

Con^ John Goffe 11 

John GoflPe Jur 10 

Davis Walton 12 

James Gorman 1 11 

Joshua Blodgett 9 

Dan^ Blodgett 9 

David Merrill 3 

Capt W" Perham 1 19 

John Perham 1 19 

Charles Emerson 1 19 

Oliver Emerson 14 

Peter Emerson 9 

Capt John hervey 15 

Enoch hervey 9 

moses Lull 1 16 

William Perham Jur 3 2 

Benj" Pillsbarry 13 

Ceasor Griffin 15 

James Pierce 1 10 

moses Merrill 12 

Joshua Pierce 16 

Enoch Thirstin 2 

Asa Stickney 10 

Joseph Simonds 13 

Abel Huse 3 3 

Isaac Huse 9 

James Majory 13 

John Little 1 15 

John Dustin 13 

William Gamble 3 12 

John Dickey 1 11 

John Shelden 1 14 

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the menister Eate 16 3 

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State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 

To Joseph Farmer Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
Greeting 

you are Hearby Eequered in the Name of the Goverment 
and People of this State To Leve and Colect of the Several 
Parsons Named In this List Hear will Committed To you 
Eatch one his Eespective proportion there In Set down the 
first List as they Stand in this Book being To Colect the Beaf 
Eate and you are to Collect and pay unto us the Select men of 
Derryfield one half By the twenty fifth Day of June Next In 
order to purchas Beaf Cattle whitch we are Called upon for By 
the State that is the one half of S*^ List and the other half of 
Beaf Eate you are to Collect and pay unto us the Select men By 
the first Day of September Next for the use aforesaid to Be paid 
in Bills of the New Emmition or Bills of the old Emition Esti- 
mateing forty pounds of the old Bills Equell to one Pound 
of the New Emition 

Note this List Before mentioned for Beaf is not Eecorded 
in this Book 

and you are also to Collect the Second part of this List 
Called the Continantal Eate and pay into the State Treasury 
in in manner following (viz) you are to Colect the first Collom 
of the Continantal List and pay into the State treasuery to 
gether with the Eecept we Eeceived from the CoUecter for the 
Beaf we Proucded (produced) the year Past whitch amounts to 
the one half of our Continantal Tax whitch you must pay in 
By the Last Day of June next the Sum with the Eecept that 



EABLY RECORDS OF DEERYFIBLD. 353 

you are to Pay is one hundred and Sixty five pounds Six Shil- 
lings and three Pence, and you are to Colect and pay of Said 
Continantal List Eighty two pounds therteen Shillings and 
two pence into the Treasurey of this State By the fifteenth 
Day of September Next and Eighty two pounds thirteen Shil- 
lings and two pence more you are to Collect and pay into the 
Treasurey By the Last Day of November Next, the whole to 
Be paid in bills of the New Emition or in notes of teen pound 
or five pound issued by the authorrity of this State Called 
Soldier Bounty Notes whitch ware Dated Before the Last 
Day of April 1777 Estimating one pound of Said Notes Equill 
to one pound of Said Bills or in Sutch of the Notes Issued By 
the authority of Said State Commonly Called Depretiation 
Notes Equill to one pound Seventeen Shillings and Six pence 
of the Said new Bills, these Notes Called Depretiation are 
to be Sutch as ware Due on the thirty Sixth Day of December 
1780 You are also to allow Compound Intrist on Said notes 
provided the aforesaid Notes is payd into the Treasurey By 
the Last Day of June Next or in Bills of the old Emition 
Estimating forty (.) for one of the New 

the whole Sum of this Rate 3 hundred and thirty pounds 
twelve Shillings and Six Pence 

You are also Eequered to Collect and pay unto the affore 
Said Treasurey in Spetie the Sum of twelve pounds Eight 
Shillings By the fifteenth Day of September next and the 
Remander of Said List you are to pay to us Said Select men 
By the first Day of february next and if aney parson or par- 
sons Named in these three Lists Shall Neglect or Refuse to 
pay the Sum or Sums they are Respectevely assesed you are 
to observe and follow the Directions of the Law of this State 
in Levying and Collecting the Same Hear of fail not 

given under our hands and Seal at Derryfield this fifteenth 
Day of may 1781 

John Hall Jonathan Russ 
Samuel moor Select men 

Recorded this 26"^ Day of february 1782. 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 



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State of New hampsheai Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) To Joseph Farmor Constable for the Town of 
Derryfield greeting 

you are hearby Requered in the Name of the goverment and 
People of this State to Levy and Collect of the Several par- 
sons Named in this List hear with Committed to you Eatch 
one his Eespective proportion the Sum total Sutch List 
the first CoUom Being as By an act of the general Court of 
this State for the use of the State to Be paid in Bills of the 
New Emition and you are to and pay or Cause to Be paid into 
the Treasurey of this State Eighty two pounds thirteen Shil- 
lings two pence of the Said New Emission By the Last of this 
Instant December you are also to Collect and pay into the 
Said Treasurey By the Said Last Day of December the Sum 
of four pounds two Shillings and Eight pence in Specie to pay 
the Intrist of the afore Said New Emission Rate Being the 
Second collum in Said List and aney parson that pay his New 
Emission Rate Before the last Day of December Instant you 
are to allow one years Intrist 'on Said money for whitch you 
are to Discharge his Specia Rate, the third Collum Being to 
pay for preaching that we have had the year past you are to 
Collect and pay unto us the Sellect men of Derr3rfield on or 
Before the first Day of February Next for the use afore said, 
and the forth Collum Being Called the Beaf Rate you are to 
Let them Rated for the Beaf have til the twentyeth Day of 
this Instant December to Pay there Beaf Rate to the parsons 
that turned Beaf Cattle into the Stores according as they ware 
clas*^ agreeable to a vote of this Town and those that are not 
Regulerly Discharged By Said Day you are to proceed forth 
with to Collect and Pay there Tax into the Select men that 
we might Be Enabled to Pay the parsons that turned in Beaf 
Cattle and if aney parson or parsons Shall Neglect to Refuse 
to pay the Sum or Sumes they are Respectively assesed you 
are to observe and follow the Directions of the Law of this 
State in Levying and Colecting the Same. 

Hearof fail not 



EARLY EECOEDS OF DEEKYTIELD. 359 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Sixth 
Day of December 1781 

John Hall 
Jonathan Russ 
Samuel moor 

Select men 

Recorded the 28 day of February 1782 

Pr Me Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of Newhampshear Hillsborough S S 

(Seal) To Joseph f armor Constable of the Town of Derry- 
field Greeting 

you are Hear by Required in the Name of the gouerment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Derrifield Quallifyed By Law to vote 
in town meetings that They assemble and meet at the meet- 
ing house in Said Derrifield on thursday the 25** Day of thes 
Instant at teen of the Clock Before noon of Said Day to Act 
on the following articles (viz) 

I'y to Chooes a Moderator to Regulate Said meeting 

2'^ to Consulte the plan of Gouerment and to Approue or 
Dis approve of aney Part of Said Plan when met and and vote 
thereon 

3 to See if the To-mi will Consent to Hire a Seoolmaster 
for Some term of time 

4^5' to See if the Town will vote to Send a man or men to 
the Convention that is to meet at Concord the fourth Wednes- 
day of January Next to act with Sutch Constructions as the 
Town thinks proper to give them 

S'y to See what meathod the Town will Take to Settle 
with M"" James Gorman with Regard to Lots of Land Sold 
By him in Behalf of the Town in the Cappasity of a Consta- 
ble Some of Said Lots Being doubtfuU 

6"^y to See what meathod the Town will take to Keep 
afree Cours for the Elewifes from Marrimake River to the 
Grate pond in Chester 

and this Shall Be your Suffiteant warrant 



360 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

Given under onr hand and Seal att Derrifield this Sixth 
Day of December 1781 

John Hall 
Jonathan Euss 
Samuel Moor 

Select men 
Eecorded this 2'' Day of march 1783 

Pr Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant I have posted this meet- 
ing as is hearin Eequired 

Joseph f armor Cons* 

Derrifield December the 25*" 1781 

at a Meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Derryfield Legally warnd and Conveand the 
Town proceeded as foUowethh (viz) 

1'' voted Lev* John Hall Moderator 

voted to ajourn this meeting to Levt John Halls west Eoom 

voted to Choose a Committy of five (viz) Capt Sam^ Moor 
Levt John perham Ensign Joseph Sanders Ensign Sam' Stark 
w™ Freeto to have them Consider of and Eeturn there advice to 
the Town Conserning the plan of gouerment that is now on 
tryal for to Be Excepted By the people 

3''' Voted that the Town hire a Scoolmaster Nine months 
this year Comeng 

4 Voted to ajourn the forth artieal to Choose a Committy 
to Consider of of Gormans affair and make Eeturn to the 
Town 

voted Lev* John Little Ensign Joseph Sanders and w™ 
Freto Be Said Committy 

voted to ajourn this meeting to to the third thersday of 
January Next at ten of the Clock Before noon at this place 

January the 17*'' 1783 

The town met according to ajournment and after voting 
Down Some part of the plan of gouerment that is needless to 
Be hear In Sarted the voted not to Send aney man to Conven- 
tion and the moderator Desolved the meeting 

Eecorded this 3'^ Day of march 1783 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 



EAKLY KECORDS OF DERRYPIELD. 361 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 

To Joseph farmor Constable of the Town of Derrifield 
Greeting 

you are hearby Eequired in the Name of the gouerment and 
people of this State to warn all the freeholders and Inhab- 
itants of the Town of Derryfield quallifyed By Law to vote 
in town meetings that they assemble and meet at the meeting 
House in Said Derryfield on thursday the twelveth Day of Feb- 
ruary Next at one of the Clock in the after noon of Said Day 
to act on the following articals 

1'^ to Chooes a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2'^ to See if the Town will vote that the SSelect men per- 
ambelate the Town Lines with Chester and Londondarry or 
aney other Committy the Town Shall Choose 

5'^ to See if the Town will Exsept of the Several Divisions 
the Select men have appointed for the Scoole to be keept at 
or appoint aney other 

and this Shall Be your Suffitiant warrant 

Given under our Hand and Seal all Derryfield this SG"* 
Day of Jan^ 1782 

pursuant to the fore going warrant the Inhabitants of the 
Town Met at Time and place and proceedid in the following 
Manner (viz) 

1^^ Voted Cap* Samuel Moor moderator 

2<iiy Voted Not to Preambleate the Town Lines at present 

S^iy Voted that the Scool Be kept at Enos Websters and 
att Joseph farmors and at Levt John Halls and at Joseph 
Simondeses and to Be Equilly Divided at Eatch of these 
places 

Eecorded this 2 Day of march 1782 

pr Asael Smith T: Clerk 

State of New Hampshear Hillsborough S S 
To Joseph Farmor Constable of the Town of Dererryfield 
Greeting 

you are hear By Required in the Name of the gouerment 
of this State to warn all the free Holders and other Inhabi- 
tants of the Town of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote in 



362 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

town meetings that they assemble and meet at the meeting 
house In Said town on tusday the Twelveth Day of february 
the Next at two of the Clock in the after noone of Said Day to 
act on the following articals (viz) 

1^^ to Choose a Moderator to Eegufate Said Meeting 

2^'y to Draw one man from the Box to Serve as a Pettit 
Juryor (?) at the Court to Be holden at amharst on the Last 
Tusday of february Next. 

Make proper Eeturn of this warrant and of your Doings 
to my Self on or Before the Day for holding Said meeting 

Given under my hand and Seal at Derrifield tlais 28 Day of 
february 1782 

Asael Smith T Clerk 

Pursuant to the foregoing warrant the town meet at Time 
and place and voted Ezekiel Stevens moderator 

2''' Drew from the Bos mr Benjamen Bakar to Serve as 
the affore Said Juryor 

Eecorded March ye 2'* 1782 

pr Asael Smith T. Clerk 

State of Newhampsher Hills Borough S S 

To Joseph Farmor Constable of the Town of Derryfield 
greeting 

you are hear by Eequired in the Name of the Gouerment 
and people of this State to warn all the freeholders and other 
Inhabitants of Derryfield Quallifyed By Law to vote in Town 
meetings to meet at the meetinghouse in Said Derryfield on 
monday the fourth Day of march Next at teen of the Clock 
Before noon to act on the foUowings (viz) 

1"^^' to Chooes a moderator to Eegulate Said meeting 

2*^^ to hear the accompts of the Town for the year past 
1781 and to approve or Disapprove of the Same as they think 
proper 

3^^ to Choose all The Town officers for the Corrant year 

4*^^ to See if the Town vote to Eais aney money for 
preching the present year and how mutch 

5''' to See if the Town will vote to abate mr Moses Merrall 
his Eates in the Constables List or aney part there of 



EARLY BECOEDS OF DERKYFIELD. 363 

e'*'^ to See what Method the Town will take to Preserve a 
free passage for the fish in Grate Cohass Brook the Currant 
year 

7'"^ to See if the Town will vote to hear the Greevences 
of the Selectmen about Some money that they Lost in the 
year that mr James Peirce was Constable 

8"^^ to to See what method the Town will take to Support 
Elizebath Marcy the Present year 

9*^ly to See what method the Town will take to Call 
Town Meetings the Present year 

Make Proper Eeturn of this warrant and your Doings there 
on on or before Said Day for Said Meeting 
hearof fail not 

Given under our hand and Seal at Derryfield this Seventh- 
teenth Day of February 1782 

John Hall 
Jonathan Euss 
Samuel Moor 

Select men 

March the 4"^ 1782 

At a meeting of the freeholders and other Inhabitants of 
the Town of Derryfield Legally warnd and Conveand the 
Town proceeded in the following manner 

ItMy voted Lev* John Little moderator 

voted to Carry on by prox 

2^^ Voted to pospoon the Second artical of the warrant to 
the ajournment of this Meeting 

voted to ajourn this meeting to Lev* John halls west Eoom 
Emediately 

Levt Halls west Eoom 

the Town met according to ajournment the moderator and 
Clerk present and the meeting opened 

3'y Voted Asael Smith Town Clerk 

Voted Cap* Sam' Moor Johnathan Euss Ensign Joseph 
Sanders 

Select men 

voted Sam' Stark Constable 



364 MANCHESTER HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

voted to Carry on this meeting By hand vote 

voted Levt John Perham James Pierce John Euss The- 

ophlis Griffin Nathaniel Merrill Ephraim Stevens John 

Dustin 

Survayrs of highways 

voted Isrial young and Enos webster tythingmen 
Voted Ensign Joseph Sanders and Capt Sam^ Moor Sur- 
vayrs of Lumber 

Voted Enos Webster and Cesor griffin Ebenezer Newman 
and Isaac Huse Hog Heaves 

Voted Levt John Little & John Goffe Counters 
4tii2y Yoted to Eais twenty Dollars for preaching 
S'^ly voted not to abate Moses Merrill his Eates 
Voted Lev' John Perham to provide Preaching 
voted to ajouxn this meeting to the 25 Day of this Instant 
march at twelve oClock of Said Day at this Place 

March the 25"^ 

the town met according to ajournment the moderator and 
Clerk Present and the meeting opened 

voted on the Second artical of the warrant that the Town 
Do exsept of the Eeport of the Counters and Do allow of the 
town accompts as they Stand Eecorded hear after (viz) 

Derryfield march the 12^'^ 1782 

we the Subscribers Being Chosen as Counters to Eecon with 
the Selectmen in Behalf of the town of Derryfield have Pro- 
ceeded as foUoweth (viz) 

1'^ we have Cast the Several Lists of Eates Committed to 
the Constables and fiend them thus 

the first Silver Eate 14 3 3 

the Second Silver Eate 4 19 7 2 

the minister Eate is 16 13 10 

the town Eate is 48 19 

the Soldier Eate is 87 10 3 

the Beaf Eate is 67 18 S 

total 240 3 5 1 



EABLY EECOEDS OF DERRTFIELD. 365 

the Rate New Emition 88 10 8 

y* Continantal Eate 250 9 8 

the County Eate is 3 7 3 

343 7 7 
AisnsruAL Meeting 
March the SS''' 

the precipts for hard money 12 8 

the Second is 4 2 6 

total of hard money is 16 10 6 

the Precipts for Paper money 82 13 2 

Secondly 330 12 6 

the County precipt is 3 7 3 2 

Total 416 12 11 2 
the Constable Clears himself in the following 
manner (viz) 

£ 8 d f 

By Eecepts from the States Treasurer . . . 331 3 2 2 

By orders of Diferant kinds from the Select 
men 77 7 2 

there Eemains in the Constables hands in hard 

money 162 16 4 

there Eemains in the Constables hands of 

paper New Emition 85 9 9 

the Selectmens accompt for Sarvie the year 

past is 13 19 

Levt John Perham his accompt for Bording 

ministers is 2 16 2 

Levt John Little and asael Smith Charges the 
town for Serving as Counters to one Day 
and half Eatch 1781 12 

Ens Joseph Sanders & Asael Smith Charges 

for Lik Service 1782 16 

Levt John Little and Ensign Sanders and Wil- 
liam freto Chargis the town for Exammin- 
ing mr Germans accompt as a Constable 
that he wos at in Selling nonresidents Land 

Six Shillings per man 18 

Asael Smith 
Joseph Sanders 
Town Counters 



366 MANCHESTEK HISTORIC COLLECTIONS. 

also the Town voted to allow the five men that the Select 
men hired to Drive Beaf Cattle to Londonderry two Shil- 
lings pr man 0: 10: 

Voted on the Six"" artical that there Shall Be three men 
Chosen and authorized have full power and Lawful 
authorrity to Clear the Brook Called Cohaes Brook from all 
things that Shall ubstruct the Passage of the Elewives up or 
Down and that the Cost of the Same Shall Be paid By the 
oner of the Said ubstruction also that no person Shall Ketch 
aney Elewives within Sixty Eods of the mouth of Said Brook 
under the penalty of paying a fine of fifteen pounds for Every 
oflfence So Committed 

also voted that Capt Sam* Moor Levt John Perham and 
Mr James Pierce Be a Committy on oth to prosecute the 
Same 

7''' voted to Dismiss the 7 article 

8 voted Cap* w" Perham to have Equill to 20 Bushils of 
Indeon Corn to Keep Elizebeth Marcy this year 

9'y voted to warn town meetings as uisual 

also voted to allow the Constable 20 Dollars for his Servis 

Recorded this 28 Day of march 1782 

pr me Asael Smith T: Clerk 



APPENDIX. 



APPENDIX. 



Petition of Hadley and Kidder addressed to the General As- 
sembly, 1759. 

The Humble Petition of Benj* Hadley & John Kidder of 
Derryfield in said Province, by their Attorney John GofEe Esq' 
Shews, That your Petitioners, Viz, Benj^ Hadley had a serv' 
Viz, John Whicherweed, & John Kidder a Brother Viz, Ben- 
jamin Kidder, on whose estate the said John has administered, 
who voluntarily Inlisted themselves in the service & pay of this 
Governm* under the Command of Cap' Richard Emary In the 
year 1757 In the Expedition against Canada, & were at Fort 
W™ Henry where after a Seige of seven Days, said Fort sur- 
rendered, after which the Indians took their Guns from them 
stripped them of all the Cloaths they had Excepting what was 
lost at the surrender of said fort, & Carried to Canada, and at 
the end of four months residence there, & many Complicated 
sufferings they were sent to Eochell In Old France, where they 
died In Goal, a perticular ace' of their Losses Is herewith Ex- 
hibited. 

Wherefore your Petitioners by their Attorney John Goffe 
Esq"" Humbly prays That their Circumstances & Losses of so 
much Time &e to their master & surviving heirs, may be Con- 
sidered & that your Excellency & Honours would in your Great 
Wisdom & Goodness Grant them a Quantum Meruit or such 
Gratuity as may In some Measure Compensate for the Misfor- 
tunes aforesaid, & they will as In Duty Bound Ever pray &c 

John Goffe 
In Behalf of Benj" Hadley & John Kidder 

[Goffe presented a power of attorney from John Kidder 
and Benjamin Hadley on printed forms (Fos. 251 and 
252), and the following bills. — Ed.] 

369 



370 



APPENDIX. 



Things that Sargent Benjamin Kidder had & Lost at the 
Surrender of fort William Hennery which I fitted him out 
with 

(Viz) one New duble hrested Jacot of nub Cloth £10- 0-0 
D° one flowered Sarge 2- 0-0 

1 pair of Leather briches 3-15-0 

1 Gunworth 10 dollars 15- 0-0 

2 pair of Stockens 3£ old Tenor 3 pair Shoes ) 
15/ new tenor a pair j 

3 shirts viz one fine £3 2 woolin a 2/-1 7- 8-0 
one pair Trousers 1-10-0 
Hanker ehife flowered 1-10-0 



Total New Tenor 45-13-0 

True accompt Errors Excepted per 

John Goffe attor. 

which I am Eeady to attest to if Eequired 
[Hadley's account is similar, and amounts to £21, 10, 0. 
It was sworn to before John Goffe, January, 1759.] 

Letter fram Col John Goffe to Gov. WentwortJi relative to 
Trespasses and some Sharp Practice at an Election in 
Derry field, 1766. 

Derryfield, Sept. 1^', 1766. 
May it please your Excellency 

I went at the Eequest of Masons Proprietors to the Society 
Land between Pettersborah & Hillsborah to see where the 
Trespassers had ben at work & M^hose Lots they had Improved 
upon & found they had cleared, at least cut a grate deal of 
Timber down, had built a camp upon Solly & Marches & on 
Meservey & Blanchards and your Excellencys Lots on the west 
side of Contucook Eiver they have don a grate deal of work 
fenced it all In with a Considerable Good Euning fence have 
built a camp on it & altho' no body was their when we were 
their yet we are prity sure that Doc* Perry is the man that has 
Trespassed upon your lot & petty it is that he should not be 



APPENDIX. 371 

prosecuted as he Is the Eingleader of all the Rest, the [re] , and 
as son as they Git to work again I have 2 men Ingaged to see 
them at work & acquaint me with their names. — The Land is 
Exceeding Good but I think your Excellencys is superior to 
any at that part of the Society Land and that maid them fel- 
lows Covet it it is certainly worth mony — I intended to have 
wated upon your Excellency when the Infer^ Cort set but I 
hurt my self when up their with heat and laying out in the 
Wet so that I have not ben well sence I came from their. — 
Your Excellency may Remember that we In Derryfield pe- 
titioned the Gen*^ Cort for an act to call a town meeting for 
the choice of town officers which when I cal'd John Hall with 
CoP Barr who have strived all that is in their power to Injure 
me of late & at the meeting CoP Barr cam on porpos to affront 
me & CoP Barr Hiered voters for John hall with Large prom- 
ises and Webster a Trader at Chester hall Hierd I have by 
good Information to come to Threaten his detters in town, if 
they did not vote for Hall he could not stay upon them &c, so 
that upon the whole with their Influence hall obtained eigh- 
teen voters be side him self and there was eighteen voters on 
the opposite side of the most substantial men in town so that 
when they had don all they could that could not git hall any 
office without voting for himself nor none that was chosen that 
day & several Rec*^ Deeds from CoP Barr & others that day to 
make them voters which I suppose held them no longer than 
that Night for I am confident they would not Trust them A 
shilling ever expecting to Git it. — And as soon as the meeting 
was over John Hall told Esq'' Sheepard the moderator that he 
had Beat Goffe now & he would have a commission of the 
peace In spite of anybody that should oppose it for CoP Bar & 
Maj Emerson and M"' Webster with his friends at the Bank 
would procure it for him — now may it please Your Excellency 
if such an Insulting fellow (for I have heard him Insult the 
whol Gover*) many times and a man that has Live 30 or forty 
years upon a place & could never Raise half his provision, to 
Git that post would strive for to make mony by it and put the 
people into confusion for work he dont Incline to & is allway 
contriving unjust ways to maintain his lusery & I am very sure 



372 APPENDIX. 

your Excellency never will Give a commission to a man that 
wants it for no other end than to Eevenge and Git mony by it. 
Therefore I Beg your Excellencys favour that John Hall nor 
non for him may prevail in that Respect.* 

I am your Excellencys most Humble 
& Devoted Servant 

John Goffe 

His Excellency Governor Wintworth 

Relative to the Alewive Fishery, 1776. 

Province of New Hampshire — Hillsborough ss 
Derryfield Feb"^ the 5* Day 1776— 

This may Certifi the Members of the Gennaral Assembly in 
and for said province, that the Alewive fishery in Great Cohas 
Brook in said Derryfield would be of Great Service to the 
Inhabitants of Said Town, and Likwayes to the Inhabitants of 
the Adjasent Towns, alowing that the Incumbrance Ware Re- 
moveed which are on said Brook, therfor We Your Humble 
Peteceners, prays that Your Honners, would take the follow- 
ing Articuls by us Signed unto your Searous Concedration 

1'^ that all Incumbrances on said Brook be with all speed 
Removeed in order that said fish may have a free Liberty to 
pass and repass at all proper Secons in said Brook from Mer- 
rimack River to Massapeepek Pond — 

2^^ that no seen neat be put in to the Mouth of said Brook or 
Near to it in order to each Aney of said fish, and that no scoop 
neat poot or wire be put in to said Brook, in aney part within 
sixty Rodes from the mouth of said Brook, under the paneltyes 
of paying three pounds for each fish Cached within said 
Bounds 

3'^ our Disire is that the said fish may have free liberty to 
pass and repass in said Brook for the Insuing year without mo- 
lestacion that they May increase their nomber, under the above 
like penelty. — 



*Colonel Goffe in his statements has reference to the sharp 
practices carried out at the dual town meetings held in March, 
1766. See Eecords, page 112.— Ed. 



APPENDIX. 



373 



4^^ tJiat there be Men chosen and sworn to Inspact and see 
that the above Articuls be Ubserved, and that they may 
have full power of Substitution to prosecut all and Every af- 
fenders of said articuls to fineal Judgment and Execution, and 
your petitioners as in Dyt Bound Shall Ever pray 
The Petitioners for Derryfield 



David Starret 
William m'^'^Clintok 
Alex'' Macmurphy 
Saml Boyd 
Samuel Moor 
John Dickey 
william parham 
John parham 
Nathaniel Boyd 
George Greaham 
william Gambell 
Bishop Coston 



william parham 
Charls Emerson 
John Harvey 
John Hall 
Daniel Hall 
Abrahem merrill 
Xathaniel merrill 
Abraham merrill 

Juner 
Benja Baker Juner 



Ezekiel Stevens 
Samuel Stark 
Jesse Baker 
william Nutt 
Jerediah Patee 
James Peires 
Moses merrill 
Samuel Alls 
Archable Macmur- 

phy 

John Clark 



Joseph George 
Benja Baker 

Subscribers for Londonderry 

James Nesmith Ju'' willam Betty John Red 

alx^ M'^'^Colom 
Eobert Moor 
John Bell 
And"^ Todd 



Eobert Wilson 
William Wier 
John M'^clenche 
James Thompson 
James nesmith 3*^ 
David m'^Cleary 
Joseph Hogg 
James M'^Cluer 
Eob^* M-^Cluer 
Thomas Highlands 
Moses watts 
Sam" White 
Thomas White 
John Watts 
James Boyes 
John Petterson 
Hugh Watt 



Matthew Pinkerton 
Samuel Marsh 
Eob* Smith 
John Holmes 



Andrew todd Juner Will"" Eayrs 
John Pinkerton Samuel Gregg 



David Pinkerton 
Mathew Miller 
Samuel Miller 
John mac keen 
Petter Patterson 
Mo^ Barrett 



John M'^keen Ju'' 
Eobert Thompson 
John Nesmith 
Joseph Marsh 
David Brewster 
John Smith 



Hugh Mongomery James Gregg 
John moor John Hughes 

Samuel Barr Ephraim Dimond 

James m'^keen James Waddell 

Thomas Taggart James Eayers 



S74 



APPENDIX. 



James Boyes 

Moses Watt 
Ephraim White 
Thomas M'=Cleary 
Joseph Patterson 
Joshua thompson 
William Lyons 
Isaac Brewster 
Eobert ""Colom 



John Anderson 
Will" Duncan 
Thomas Holms 
Eobert Moor 
Sa" Clark 
Sam" Allison 
William Gregg 
Eobert Dickey 
Samuel morison 



James Mac Murphy 
John Archibald 
Eobert Hodgert 
Josiah Duncan 
Daniel Eunnels 
James Doack 
John Erving 
Andrew Mack 
George Duncan Jun' 



[An act was passed by the legislature, March 23, 1776, 
entitled "An act to promote the Increase of the Fish 
called Alewives in Great Cohass Brook in Derryfield," 
which contained the following provision: 

"And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, 
that each & every Person, owning or improving any Mill 
Dam on said Brook, shall from the first day of May to the 
fifteenth day of June in every year from & after the passing 
& during the continuance of this act keep a sluice open in 
each Dam, to the end that the said Alewives may pass & 
repass into & from the said Massabesee Pond, without in- 
terruption and in failure thereof every Person being owner 
or improver of such Dam or Dams as aforesaid, shall forfeit 
& pay for every offence the Sum of Ten Pounds."* 



*The fishing- at Amoskeag' soon became of so much importance 
as to be deemed worthy of legislative protection. As the inhab- 
itants increased in the adjacent towns, the demand for fish in- 
creased, and in the fishing- season there was a constant throng 
of fishermen at the falls, day and night, so that the people of 
the town fancied that such a continued draft upon the fish 
would soon destroy them. Accordingly, they applied to the 
legislature for the enactment of a bill for the protection of the 
fish by limiting the time of taking them and many other re- 
strictions. The application was successful. In 1776, the legis- 
lature passed the first "fish act" for the protection of fish in 
the Merrimack. — C. E. Potteb. 



APPENDIX. 375 

Belative to ieing classed for Representative, 1780. 

State of New Hampshire — 
To the Hon"« the Council & Gent" of the Hon"« House of 

Eepresentatives in Gen^ Assembly at Portsmouth convened 

13"" October 1780. 

The humble Petition of the several Persons whose names are 
hereto set, and subscribed. Inhabitants of Derrifield in the 
County of Hillsborough, and State aforesaid. 

Sheweth That pursuant to plan of Government, the said 
Town of Derrifield was annexed to Goffestown, for the purpose 
of chusing annually a person to represent them in General As- 
sembly which Union has turned out to be a great Grievance 
and highly inconvenient to Derrifield. 

That Your Pet" conceive Goifestown to consist of 100 fami- 
lies, and therefore not needing the Aid of Derrifield, whilest 
the latter contains little more than 50 families. And conse- 
quently in every Choice as aforesaid must (if the Inhabitants 
co*^ possibly be present) be overpowered by numbers, and out- 
voted And therefore not fairly represented. 

But may it please Your Honors, so it is, that frequently the 
said Inhabitants of Derrifield cannot be present at such Choice 
as the same is by precept always at Goffestown & at a time of 
Year when many times they cannot pass the Eiver Merrimack 
without peril of their Lives. 

That your Pet" are sensible, that they cannot stand alone in 
representation, but as they are informed by their Neighbors, 
Inhabitants of Litchfield, that they also conceive themselves to 
be under Circumstances somewhat similar to the above, with 
respect to Nottingham West, and that they also are about to 
apply to Yo'' Hon" for relief 

Your Pet" for the Causes aforesaid, pray leave to bring in a 
Bill, whereby they may be declared Seperate from said Goffes- 
town and joined in future to said Litchfield for the purpose 
aforesaid. 

And shall ever pray &c — 

Jonathan Eusa "^ Select 



John Shelden , 
Samuel Moor 



376 



APPENDIX. 



John Goffe 
John Goffe Jun"" 
John Brown 
John Griffin 
Benja Baker 
Abraham Merill 
John Parham 
William Parham 
Joseph farmer 
Ezekeel Stevens 



Charles Emerson 
Daniel Hall 
Theophles griffin 
David Merrell 
Joseph Sanders 
James Garman 
thomas Numan 
Joshua Pierce 
William Parham 
Ebenezeer Stevenes 



Asael Smith 
Nat' ]\Ierrel 
John Griffin J' 
John Harvel 
William Gambel 
James Peirce 
Enoch Thurston 
George Dwinell 
John Hall 



INDEX. 



INDEX OF NAMES OF PEESONS. 



A 


Bean, 


David, 


105, 130 (2) 






David, Jr., 


105, 130 (2) 


Aiken, James, 330 


Blake, 


Moses, 


261, 276, 293, 304 


John, 105. 118, 126 


Blaisdell, Henry, 


104, 107, 109, 


Anderson, Ned, 130 






115, 125, 129 


Robert, 21, 23, 28, 31, 38, 


Blanchard, Joseph, 


57, 276, 294, 305 


40, 43, 46, 52, 58, 


Blodget, Samuel, 


15, 281, note, 331 


60, 61, 66, 70, 80. 


Blodgett, Daniel, of 


Litchfield, 


82, 92 






146, 154, 165, 270, 


Sarah, widow, 103, 130 






278, 288, 300, 316, 


Atkinson, Theodore, Sec, 19 






324, 346, 349, 355 


Theodore, Jr., 112 (2), 113, 




Joshua, 


212, 226, 330, 


114, 119 (2) 






346, 355 




Boyd, 


Widow Margaret, 85, 104, 118, 








125, 134, 145, 154, 


Bachelder, Josiah, of Chester, 






165, 167, 181, 193, 


261, 293 






196, 211, 226, 239, 


Joseph, of Chester, 






250, 255 


261, 275, 304 




Nathaniel, 


21, 22, 25, 29, 30, 


Nathaniel, of Chester, 261, 






31, 33, 47, 52, 60, 


276, 294, 304 






97, 104, 113, 116, 


Baker, Benjamin, 117, 122, 125, 129, 






118, 121, 123, 125, 


135, 145, 151, 153, 






127 (2), 128, 129, 


155-158, 164, 180, 






134, 138, 140 (2), 


187, 192, 195, 204, 






141 (3), 145, 150 


211, 225, 231, 237, 






(2), 151 (2), 154, 


239, 246, 251, 254, 






158, 159 (2), 165, 


266 (2), 267 (2). 






179, 193, 196, 200, 


269, 278, 289, 300, 






204, 205, 211, 219, 


316, 324, 330, 345, 






226, 230, 239, 250, 


354, 362, 376 






255, 275, 330, 331 


Benjamin, Jr., 226, 251, 255, 




Samuel, 


59, 66, 85, 104, 


264, 331, 345 






107, 113, 115, 118, 


Jesse, 211, 225, 239, 






125, 129, 134, 138, 


251, 254 






145, 154, 159, 164- 


Nathaniel, 239, 251, 255, 331 






166, 168-170 (2), 


Barker, Obiell (?), 133 






171, 172 (2), 175, 


Barnett, Moses, 238 






176, 179 (2), 186, 


Barrett, or Barnet, John, 62, 276, 






193, 196, 197, 199, 


291, 305 






200, 202, 204 (2), 


Barry, Edward, 105 






205, 208, 211-213 


Bartlett. Jacob, 165, 180, 235 






(2), 214, 217, 219, 



379 



380 



INDEX. 



Boyd, Samuel, 221, 223, 226, 231, 

232, 234 (2), 235, 
239, 244 (2), 245 
(2), 250, 255, 260, 
266, 267 (2), 269, 
271, 272, 277, 279, 
283, 285 (3), 289, 
297 (2), 300, 316 
William, 250, 255, 264, 269, 

277, 330, 331 
Boyes, or Boyd, Samuel 135 

Brown, John, 316, 324, 345, 348, 354 
William, 193, 196, 235, 376 
Burdue, or Bartlett, John, 154, 158 
Burr, Nathaniel, 350 

Butler, or Ballou, Ensign Alex- 
ander, 118 
Butler, Rev. Benjamin, 64 
William, 105 



Carr, James, 154, 165, 181, 

William, 180, 

Chandler, Moses, 

Clark, Robert, 135. 145, 153, 

175, 180, 192, 
211, 225, 231, 
heirs of, 276, 

Cochran, John, 52, 54, 57, 

Peter, of Chester, 261, 

294, 

Thomas, of Chester, 261, 

294, 

Costa, Bishop, 347, 351, 

Ebenezer, 220 (2), 226, 

245, 250, 255, 



Cook, Rev., 
Cotton, Dennis, 

Jones (?), 
Rev. Josiah, 
Crombie, Aaron, 

Benjamin, 



230, 



193, 196, 211, 

226, 231, 240, 

248, 250-252, 

258, 262, 263, 

269, 274, 275, 

284, 289, 300, 

325, 346, 350, 

211, 226, 240, 

269, 277, 282, 

288, 300, 311, 



195 
235 
331 

165, 

195. 

239; 

294, 
304 
105 

276, 
304 

276, 
304 
356 
240. 
331, 
347 
232 
181 
185 
95 
212 
222, 
244, 
255- 
265, 
277, 
316, 
357 
250. 
286. 
314. 
316 



Crombie. Widow, 158 

Crown, John, 130 

Cunningham, John, 85, 129, 135, 146, 

151. 165 

Robert, 126, 146, 154, 

180, 187, 193, 195, 

212, 226, 240 

Cunningham, Robert, Jr., 165, 331 

Currier, Rev. Mr.. 203 



D 

Dalton, Caleb, 
Davison, Rev. William, 
Dawes, Mrs., 
Dearborn, Jonathan, of 



Dickey. Adam. 
John, 



25, 38, 
65, 
66, i 
105, 
145, 
193, 
211, 
240, 
269, 
273 
280 
282 



(2), 

Robert, 52, 54, 
Dow, Timothy, 240 

Dustin. John. 300, 

Dwinnells, George, 316, 

Duty, Mark, 289, 

331, 



54 
202, 

Chester, 

275, 293, 

53, 57, 59, 

66, 85, 8£ 

50, 84, 85, 

118, 125, 

165, 170, 

195, 205, 

219 (2), 

250, 255, 

271, 272 

(2). 274, 

(2), 281 

(2), 283, 

, 300, 303, 

314, 316, 

346. 350, 

63, 66, 85 

, 250, 255, 

316, 325, 

351, 357, 

, 325, 346, 

357, 

300, 316, 

345, 351, 



, 57 
265 
240 
261, 
304 
62, 
i, 91 

92. 
134, 
179, 
210, 
226, 
267, 
(2), 
278, 
(2), 
286, 

310 
325, 

357 
, 88 

331 
346, 

364 
350, 

376 
325, 

354 



Eastman, Zachariah 
Elliott, Willia:m, 

Emerson, Charles. 



193, 196 
21, 25, 41, 53, 
55, 59, 88, 101 
21, 38, 54. 57. 71, 
85, 88, 97, 102, 
104, 107, 113, U8, 
121 (2), 126, 129, 
130, 133, 134, 139, 
146, 153, 154, 164, 
181, 192, 195, 211, 
226, 240, 250, 255, 
268, 277, 290, 300. 



INDEX. 



381 



Emerson, Charles, 311, 314 (2), 316, 

330, 331, 337, 339, 

346, 349, 351, 376 

Charles, Jr., 146, 2U, 226 

George, 181, 229, 330, 331 

James, 288, 300, 316, 

324. 349 

Oliver, 316, 331, 336, 

346, 349, 356 

Peter, 331, 346. 356 

Samuel, Rev. Mr., 231, 304 

Erwin (see Irwin), Alexander, 212 



George, Joseph, 



Farmer, David, 



Isaac, 
Joseph, 



Ferren, Timothy, 
Freto, William 



226, 250, 256, 264, 

270, 277, 290, 300, 
316, 324, 330, 331, 

345, 348, 354 

225 

205, 210, 214, 215 

(2), 225, 236, 239, 

244, 245 (2), 251, 

254, 266, 267, 270, 

271, 274, 277, 279, 
283, 285, 287, 290, 
310, 314, 316, 324, 
335, 338, 340, 344 
(2), 345, 348, 352, 
354, 357, 359, 361 

(2), 376 

134 

346, 349, 360 (2), 365 

G 



Gamble, 


Archibald, 




330 




William, 


21, 


30, 52, 70, 85, 






87, 


90, 101, 104, 






118, 


125, 134, 145, 






154, 


165, 180, 193, 






195, 


212, 226, 240, 






250, 


255, 269, 277, 






300, 


316, 325, 346, 
350, 357, 376 


Garmon, 


James, 240 


, 245, 


, 250, 255, 270, 






278, 


287, 288, 290, 






292, 


294 (2), 295- 






298, 


300, 301, 306- 






308, 


311, 315 (3), 






317, 


322, 324, 328, 






346, 


349, 355, 376 


George, 


Benjamin, 




330, 331 




Isaac, 




330 



Thomas, 
Stephen 
Gibson, James, 
Gilford, William, 
Gillis, Thomas, 
Oilman, Daniel, 



80, 85, 88. 104, 

107 (2), 115, 117, 

125, 129, 134, 145, 

151, 153, 159, 164, 

180, 182, 187, 192, 

205 (2), 211. 220, 

222, 225, 227, 228, 

230, 231, 233 (2), 

235-237 (2), 238- 

241, 243 (2), 244, 

251, 254, 267, 269, 
278, 286 

22, 33-35, 37, 43 



Goffe, Col. John, 



126 
347, 350, 357 
33, 38, 43, 85 
256, 267. 269. 277, 
286, 287, 289, 315 
Jacob, 260, 275, 293, 304 

Nicholas, 238 

Gilmore, Rev. George, 197 (2), 198 (3), 
199 (2), 200 (6), 
201, 203, 220 
22-24, 28, 31-35, 
37, 39, 51-53 (2), 
54-56, 64 (2), 72, 
84, 85, 90, 92, 94 
(2), 95 (2), 97 (2), 
98, 99 (3), 101 (2), 
102, 104, 112, 113, 
116, 117, 124 (2), 
125, 129-131 (2), 
132, 133 (2), 136, 
137, 141 (6), 144 
(4), 150 (2), 152, 
153, 156, 158 (2), 
160, 162, 163 (2), 
164, 166, 173, 174 
(2), 175, 180, 182, 
185-187, 196, 200, 
202, 209 (2), 211, 
214, 215 (2), 221, 
225, 229, 230 (2), 
231, 233, 234, 236, 
239, 243-245 (3). 
246, 248, 250, 254, 
256-259 (2), 260 
(2), 262, 263, 265 
(2), 269, 272. 274, 
278, 283, 285-287, 
290, 295, 297 (2), 
300, 306, 314, 316, 



382 



INDEX. 



Goffe, Col. John, 323, 324, 329-331, 

333, 346, 349, 355, 
364, 369, 370, 372, 
376 
Capt. John, Jr., 105, 125, 135, 
146; Major, 154, 
165, 250, 255, 291, 
30O, 316, 324, 346, 

349, 355, 376 
William, 150 

Gordon, James, 135, 146, 154, 164, 

180, 345, 348, 354 
Graham, George, 240, 250, 255, 269, 

277, 288, 317 
Graves, James, 105, 130 

Gregg, Capt. John, of Chester, 262, 

276, 294, 305 
Griflan, Caesar, 86, 154, 165, 175, 

181, 212, 227, 240, 

250, 269, 277, 288, 
300, 316, 325, 346, 

350, 356, 364 
Jolin. 104, 113, 117, 125, 

134, 145, 151, 153, 
164, 174, 176-178 
(2), 179-181, 183- 
185 (2), 192, 195, 
211, 225, 231, 234 
(2), 235 (3), 239, 
244, 251, 254, 258, 
264, 269, 278, 290, 
300, 316, 324, 345, 
348, 355, 376 
John, Jr., 193, 195, 211, 225, 

251, 255, 269, 278, 
291, 300, 314, 316, 
317, 324, 345, 348, 

355, 376 

Joseph, 135, 145, 153, 164, 

180, 194, 195, 211, 

225, 239, 250, 254, 

264, 269, 277, 290, 

300, 316, 324 

Theophilus, 135, 145, 153, 164, 

175, 239, 245, 251, 

255, 269, 278, 291, 

30O, 317, 331 (2), 

345, 349, 355, 364, 

376 



H 



Hadley, Benjamin, 



29, 33. 38, 39, 45, 

48, 49, 51, 57, 65, 

71, 82, 369 



Hall, Daniel, 118, 126, 134, 145, 

153, 165, 169, 180, 
193, 195, 210, 220, 
226, 231, 232, 239, 
245, 251, 255, 266, 
267, 269, 274, 277, 
284, 285, 286, 287, 
289, 300, 310, 314, 
316, 325, 331, 336, 
347, 351, 357, 376 
Lieut, John, house of, 13-15; 
town clerk, 19- 
21 (2), 22-24 (3), 
26 (2), 28 (2), 29 
(3), 30 (2), 31, 32 
(2), 33, 34, 36, 37 
(2), 38, 39 (2), 40 
(3), 41-43 (2), 45, 
47; salary of, 47; 
49, 50, 54-57, 59, 
60-64 (3), 65 (2), 
66, 67 (4), 68-70 
(2), 71, 72, 76 (2), 
77, 78 (4), 79 (3), 
81, 82; account 
of, 84, 85, 87, 88 
(2), 90 (2), 91 (2), 
93, 95 (2), 96, 97 
(4), 98, 99 (2), 
100, 101 (3), 102, 
103 (3), 106 (4), 
107-109 (4), 112, 
114, 115 (4), 116 
(3), 118 (2), 120- 
122, 124 (2), 126, 
129 (2), 131, 134, 
136, 138, 140; se- 
1 e c t m a n, 140, 
141, 144 (2), 145; 
account of, 149 ; 
150 (3), 151 (4), 
152, 153, 156 (2), 
158 (2), 159 (3), 
163, 165, 173, 175 
(2), 178, 180, 186- 
188, 192, 193, 196, 
202 (2), 204, 205 
(3), 208, 210 (2), 
214, 215 (2), 216, 
219 (3), 220 (2), 
222 (3), 223 (4), 
224 (3), 226, 227, 
230 (2), 236, 238 
(2), 239, 243, 244, 



INDEX. 



383 



Hall, Lieut. John, 251, 253, 255, 258 

(2), 260 (2), 264, 

266 (2), 267, 269, 

271, 272, 274, 277, 

279, 283, 2S5, 289, 

297, 300, 308, 313, 

314, 317, 320, 321, 

323, 325 (2), 327, 

328 (2), 329 (2), 

330, 332, 333 (2), 

334, 335 (2), 336, 

338 (2), 339, 341, 

344, 345, 347, 351, 

353, 357, 359, 360 

(2), 363, 372 

Samuel, 118, 126, 134, 145, 

153, 376 

Thomas, 66, 85, 117, 125 

Hall, Rev. Thomas Parker, of Chester, 

262, 276, 305 

William, 104, 118, 121 (2), 

125, 134, 139, 145, 

150, 154, 165, 179, 

196, 235, 237, 238 

(2), 244 (4) 

Hanson, John, of Chester, 331 

Hart, Arthur, of Chester, 330, 331 

Harvey, Mrs. Clement, 261, 275, 

293, 304 

Enoch, 268, 289, 301, 331, 

346, 350, 356 

John, 21, 37, 53, 54-58, 

, 92, 95, 101, 104, 

113, 118, 121, 122, 

123 (2), 126 (2), 

128 (2), 129, 130, 

132, 133, 136, 137, 

140, 146, 154, 164, 

174, 179, 181, 193, 

195, 211, 223 (2), 

224, 225, 234, 236, 

239, 244, 248 (2), 

250, 255, 260, 308, 

317, 323, 324, 330 

(2), 332, 346, 351, 

356, 376 

John, Jr., 193, 195, 211 

Lemuel, 239, 255, 268, 330, 

331. 349 

Samuel, 331 

Hayes, or Haze, Obediah, 53, 86 

Hazelton, Joseph, of Chester, 330 

Healy, William, o£ Chester, 261 

275, 293, 304 



Heron, John, of Cheater (?), 94, 102, 
104 
Hlldreth, Maj. Ephralm, 10 

Hill, Hugh, of Beverly, 293, 304 

Hoag, or Hogg, George, 146, 235 

Hogg, or Hoag, John, of Hamp- 

stead, 261, 276, 294, 304 

Holden, Zachariah, 267, 270, 278 

Horner, James, 104, 118 

Hughs, or Huse, John, 250, 254, 269, 

277, 290, 301, 317 

323 

Humphrey, James 53, 62, 66, 85, 88 

Hunking, Col. Mark, 262, 276, 

294. 305 

Huse, Abel, 297, 301, 317, 324, 

328, 336 (2), 346, 

350. 356 

Isaac, 301, 317, 324, 331, 

346, 350, 356, 364 

Isaac 2d, 11 

Hutchins, John, 118 



Irwin, Alexander, 212, 226, 229, 230, 
250, 264, 288, 300, 
315 
J 

Jaquith, Richard, of Chester, 261 

275, 293 
Jeffrey, George, of Chester, 261, 275, 

293, 304 
Jewell, John, 38 

Johnson, Stephen, of Chester, 261, 

276, 293 
Jones, of Chester, 304 

Joseph, 105 

K 

Kennard, Moses, 85, 92, 130 

Kidder, Benjamin, 369, 370 

John, 92, 144, 153, 

164, 180, 369 

Kimball, Jonathan, of Chester, 275, 

293, 304 

Ladd, Jonathan, 181, 365 

Leslie, Barber, 196, 249, 264, 266, 

274, 284 

Little, John, 287, 289, 297, 298, 

301, 317, 323, 324, 

328, 337, 338, 339, 

346, 350, 357, 360, 

363, 364 



584 



INDEX. 



Livermore, Mathew, of Chester, 305 

Loveren, Ebenezer, of Chester, 261, 

275, 293, 304 

Lull, Moses, 346, 349, 356 

Simon, 240 

Lyon, James, of Londonderry, 135 

146, 154, 165, 181, 

193, 196, 212, 226, 

240, 250, 255, 276, 

291, 301, 317, 325 

M 



Majory, Capt. James, 346, 350, 
Marcy, or Massey, Elizabeth, 139 

14S, 150 (3), 

(2), 158 (3), 

171, 175, 187, 

201, 203 (3), 

218, 220, 221, 

232 (2), 242, 

246 (2), 263, 

267, 268, 274, 

287, 309, 310, 

323, 327, 328, 

Marston, Joseph, 94, 95, 103, 

115, 118, 126, 
154, 180, 212, 
Martin, Amos, 

Ichabod, 248, 

Capt. Nathaniel, 212, 
239, 250, 255, 
270, 278, 287, 
301, 330, 331 
225, 330, 
125, 
Ensign James, 113, 

121, 124, 129, 
145, 153, 159, 
185, 186, 192 
193, 194 (2), 
(2), 199, 200, 
203 (2), 204, 
(2), 210, 212, 
(2), 214, 219, 
221, 223 (2), 
225, 239, 251, 
John, 
McCIintock, Alexander, 52, 80, 

92, 104, 117, 



Timothy, 
McCalley, Hugh, 



John, 



125, 127 (5), 

135, 140, 145, 

154, 

121, 125, 134, 



356 
(2), 
152 
163, 
199, 
206, 
230, 
244, 
265, 
284, 
321, 
339, 
366 
107, 
134, 
226 
331 
330 
225, 
264, 
290, 
(2) 
331 
, 287 
117, 
134, 
165, 
(2), 
197 
202, 
205 
213 
220, 
224, 
331 
105 
85, 
123, 
128, 
150, 
165 
143, 



McCIintock, John, 146, 154, 165, 179, 
185, 193, 195, 204, 
212; of Chester, 
262, 276, 294 
John, Jr., 146, 154, 165 
Capt. Michael, 33, 43, 
58-61, 65, 66, 75, 
80, 85, 88, 101, 
104, 107 (2), 115 
(2), 118, 125, 134, 
145, 154, 159 (2), 
165, 179, 193, 195, 
210, 225, 239, 249, 
255, 265, 269, 277, 
288, 301, 318, 325 
Rev. Samuel, 64 

Sergt. William, 21, 22, 
31, 33, 34, 40, 41, 
44-47, 49, 50, 53- 
57, 59, 61-64 (2), 
65 (3), 67, 68 (2), 
69 (3), 71, 72, 74 
(2), 75-78 (2), 79, 
80, 83, 84 (2), 87, 
92, 94-97, 99, 100 
(2), 101, 103, 105, 
106, 113, 117, 118, 
123, 124 (2), 1 ^5, 
130, 131, 133, l,i4, 
138 (2), 141 (2), 
142-144, 146 (2), 
147, 148, 151 (2), 
152, 154-156 (2), 
157, 158 (2), 159, 
160, 162, 163, 165, 
167, 169, 171-174, 
177, 181 (2), 182- 
185, 191, 193, 195, 
204, 210, 223, 224, 
239, 243, 250, 255, 
260, 266, 269, 277, 
287 (2), 289, 301, 
318 
William, Jr., 105, 118, 
125, 135, 145, 150 
(3), 154, 158 (3), 
167, 171, 175, 179, 
193, 195, 210, 221, 
230, 284 
McClure, Robert, of London- 
derry, 105, 118, 126, 135, 
146, 154, 165, 181, 
195, 212, 226, 239 



INDEX. 



385 



McCoy, Daniel, 330 

McDowell, Mr., 39 

McFarland, Isabel, 104; widow, 158, 

Joseph, 126, 127, 134, 138, 

139, 146, 151, 154, 

164, 172, 180 

Samuel, 52 

Walter, 31, 38, 52, 53 

McGregor, James, of Chester 262, 

276, 284 
Robert, of Chester, 299, 

305 
McKDight, David, 85, 87, 104, 107, 

115 (2), 116, 117, 
120, 125, 134, 146, 
154, 164, 180, 193, 
195, 212, 225, 250, 
330, 331 

James, 70, 85, 94, 97, 

104, 107-109, 115 
(2), 116, 117, 120 
(2). 121, 125, 134, 
138, 144, 153, 164, 
180, 192, 195, 211, 
225, 239, 250, 254, 
270, 278, 288, 296. 
301, 318, 324, 349, 
355 

Mary, 265, 284; family, 

285, 286, 310, 311 

Robert, 130, 146, 185, 195, 
212, 225, 248, 258 
(2), 265, 331 
McMurphy, Capt. Alexander, 33, 

37, 40, 42, 43, 45- 
49, 62, 66, 67, 71- 
75, 76, 84, 97, 101, 
103, 104, 107, 109, 
116, 118, 124, 125, 
127, 129 (2), 131, 
134, 140, 141, 143 
(2), 145-151, 154- 
159, 163, 165, 167 
(2), 169, 171-174, 
177, 181 (2), 182- 
185, 187, 191, 193, 
195, 204, 211, 222, 
223, 225, 231, 232 
(2), 238, 240, 245 
(2), 250, 255, 269, 

277, 331 
John, 10, 19, 20 

McNlel, Abraham, 43, 53, 54 

Lieut. Daniel, 21, 22, 24, 

25, 28-31, 37, 52, 53, 



McNiel, Lieut. Daniel, 53, 55, 56, 58, 60, 

61, 84 (2), 88, 92, 

94, 95, 97 (2), 103, 

113, 118. 125, 134, 

145, 153, 165, 180 

John C, 330, 331 

Nehemiah, 62, 70, 85 

McVeigh, Matthew, 345, 349, 355 

Menter, William, 31 

Merrill, Sergt. Abraham, 21, 33, 43, 46, 

54, 57, 59, 61-63, 

65, 67-69, 71, 72, 

74-80, 82-84, 87, 

88, 92 (2), 94 (2), 

101, 103, 104, 109, 

117. 121, 125, 129, 

134, 153, 164, 182, 

183, 192, 195, 203, 

211, 225, 239, 251, 

254, 269, 278, 290, 
301, 317, 324, 345, 

348, 354, 376 

Abraham, Jr., 95, 104, 106, 

117, 125, 134, 145, 

151, 153, 164, 180, 

192, 195, 207, 211, 

219, 225, 231, 239, 

245, 251, 254, 269, 

278, 290, 301, 317, 

324, 336, 345, 348 

David, 211, 225, 239, 245, 

330, 346, 348, 354, 

376 

John, 66, 86, 138, 145, 151 

Jonathan, 105, 125, 134, 145, 

153, 164, 180, 187, 

195, 211, 220, 225, 

239, 251, 254, 265, 

267, 269, 278, 289, 

301 

Moses, 231, 239, 245, 249. 

255, 269, 277, 287, 
288, 301, 317, 325, 
336, 346, 350, 356 

Nathaniel, 250, 264, 269, 278, 

290, 301, 309, 317, 

324, 345, 348, 354, 

364, 376 

Meservey, Major James, 288, 301, 

314, 317, 324 

George, 294, 305 

Nathaniel 305 

Messer, see Nathaniel Smith. 

Michael, Rev. Daniel, 90, 103 

Moftatt, John 305 



386 



INDEX. 



Moore, Abraham, 
Benjamin, 

Goffe, 

James, heirs. 
Capt. John, 



Joseph, 105; 
Samuel, 



Morrison, James, 
Samuel, 



Moulton, Joseph 



134, 146, 153, 180 
264, 269, 278, 347, 
349, 355 
330, 331 
85 
57, 70, 84, 92, 94 
(2), 96 (3), 97, 
99-101, 104, U3, 
117, 121, 125, 133, 
138, 141, 142 (2), 
143, 145-152, 155, 
156, 158, 161 (2), 
163, 164, 167 (2), 
169, 171-174, 178, 
181 (2), 182, 185, 
187, 192, 195, 205, 
211, 220; major, 
225, 239, 250, 254, 
330, 331 
, 125, 130, 134, 145 
13, 94, 97, 101, 
104, 113, 117, r.'5. 
133, 138, 145, 151 
153, 159 (2), 164, 
168, 174, 180, 185, 
187, 192, 195, 211, 
220 (2), 222, 223 
(2), 225, 231 (2), 
232, 239, 245, 250, 
254, 260, 267 (4), 
270, 278, 282, 287, 
290, 291, 293-295, 
298, 301, 306, 308 
(2), 309 (2), 310, 
311 (2), 314, 315, 
317, 321-323, 326, 
327, 329-331, 333 
(2), 334-337, 339. 
341, 345, 346, 349, 
353. 355, 359, 360 
(2), 361, 363 (2), 
364-375 
291, 301, 31S 
250, 255, 269, 277, 
28S 
165 



N 
Newman, Ebenezer, 

Thomas, 



311 (2), 315, 324. 
331, 345. 364 
101, 104, 135, 145. 
153, 164, 180, 193, 
195, 211, 226, 240, 
255, 264, 267, 270, 



Newman, Thomas, 


278, 


, 287, 


289, 301, 




309, 


314, 


336, 348, 
354, 376 


Noyes, Ebenezer. 






105 


Nutt, John, 




315 


, 331 (2) 


William, 


62, 80 


, 85, 


102, 104, 




107, 


113, 


115, 117, 




121, 


125, 


129, 131, 




132, 


134, 


135, 137, 




145, 


153, 


159, 174, 




180, 


192, 


195, 211, 




216, 


219, 


221, 225, 




230, 


239, 


245 (2), 




251, 


254, 


268, 278, 




291, 


301, 


314. 319, 




324, 


331, 


336. 345, 
349, 355 



Odiorn, Jotham 


305 


Odell, Ebenezer, 


289, 315 


William, 


304 



Page, William, of Londonderry, 250, 

256, 276, 291, 301. 

318, 325 



Parker. Thomas, 
Parker, William, 
Perham, John, 



305 
92, 97, 104, 107, 
115, 118, 125, 134. 
138, 140, 146. 150, 
151, 154, 159, 164, 
174, 179, 181, 185, 
187, 192, 195, 203, 
205, 208, 210-213 
(2), 214, 217, 219, 
223, 226, 231, 232, 
236, 237, 240 (2), 
241-243, 245 (2), 
250, 254, 255, 264- 
267 (2), 268, 277, 
285-287, 290-292, 
294-296, 299 (2), 
301. 303 (2). 306. 
310, 311, 318, 324, 
333, 334, 336 (2), 
343, 346, 349, 360, 
364 (2), 366, 377 
Capt. William. 22, 24, 25, 29, 
30-33, 35, 37, 40, 
42, 48. 43, 54, 55, 





INDEX. 


387 


Perham, Capt. Wm 


. 57, 59, 61, 62, 64, 


Pierce, James, 


(3), 252 (2), 253 




65, 67 (2), 68 (2), 




(2), 254-257, (3), 




69, 70 (2), 71, 76, 




258, 260 (2), 263 




77 (2), 81, 84, 85, 




(2), 268, 269, 275, 




87 (2), 88, 91, 92, 




277, 288, 301, 309 




94 (2), 95, 97, 99, 




(2), 310, 318, 325, 




101 (2), 103, 104, 




336 (2), 338-340, 




106, 107 (2), 115 




346, 350, 356. 364, 




(2). 118, 125, 134, 




366, 376 




146, 154, 159, 164, 


Joshua, 


288, 301, 315, 318, 




181, 192, 195, 204, 




325, 346, 350, 376 




205 (2), 206, 207 


Oliver, 


319, 325, 350 




(2), 208 (2), 209 


Pillsbury, Benjamin 


210, 226. 229, 




(2), 210 (2), 212. 




230, 250, 288, 301, 




215, 216 (2), 217 




325, 336, 338, 346. 




(2), 219, 221, 226, 




350, 356 




231, 232, 234 (3), 


Plumer, Jonathan, i 


3f Chester, 261, 




235, 240, 248, 250, 




276, 294 




255, 267, 268 (2), 


Powell, Thomas, 


193, 196 




277, 280, 284, 287 


Prescott, John, 


261, 275 




(2), 290, 301, 306, 


Putnam, John, 


288, 315 




309 (2), 314, 318, 








324, 339, 346, 349, 


Q 






356, 366, 376 


Quimby. Joseph, 


105, 130 


William, 


Jr., 66, 70, 95, 


Moses, 
Samuel, 


58 




lOO, 104, 106, 108, 


86, 88, 105, 130, 




118, 121, 126, 130, 




294. 305 




133, 146, 154, 164, 


William, 


34, 43, 56-58, 64, 85 




176, 180, 182. 185, 








187 (2), 193, 195, 


R 






211, 220, 226, 230, 








231, 239, 244, 246, 


Ramsey, James, 


105, 118. 126 




250, 255, 265, 267 


Rand, John, 


113, 117, 125, 164, 




(2), 268 (2), 277. 




180, 188, 225, 239, 




287, 289, 301, 309, 




250, 254 




318. 324, 346. 350. 


Ray, John, 


134. 146. 181. 192, 




356, 376 




194, 211. 225. 231, 


Peters, James, 


59, 66, 80, 82, 83, 




239, 251. 269, 277, 




85, 87, 90, 99. 100, 




287, 290. 301. 318, 




102 




323, 336, 345, 348, 


William, 


66 




354 


Philips, Solomon, 


150 


Richardson, Parish, 


104, 130 


Pierce, George, of 


Chester 260. 275. 


Zachary, 255, 267, 




293, 304 




270, 278 


James, 


57. 59. 66, 70, 80, 


Riddle family. 


143 




84, 85, 104, 107, 


Riddle, Sergt. James, 54. 80. 85, 88. 




115, 118, 121, 125, 




104. 107. 115, 117, 




135, 145, 151, 154, 




124, 134, 153, 348, 




165, 179, 187, 189, 




354 




190, 193, 195, 204, 


John, 


21, 33, 37, 39, 41, 




205, 210, 220, 226, 




43, 47, 62, 64, 66, 




231, 239, 245 (2), 




85, 94, 103, 117, 




247, 248 (2), 249 




122, 345 



388 



Ring, John, of Cheater, 305 

Robbins, Eleazer, 58, 60, 62, 70, 85, 

88, 97, 102, 104, 

107 (2), 115 (2), 

118, 121, 123. 124, 

126, 127, 134, 138, 

140, 145, 149," 154, 

164. 180 

Paul, 135, 146, 154 

Rolfe, Ephraim, 289, 301, 318, 324 

Rowell, David. 270, 277, 290, 301, 

318, 336 (2), 345, 

348, 354 

Russ, John, 231, 244, 251, 254, 267, 

269, 277, 345, 364 

Jonathan, 104, 289, 295-297 

(2), 298, 299, 301, 

303, 306, 308 (2), 

309, 315 (2), 318, 

321, 322, 324, 326, 

327, 329, 333, 335 

(2), 337, 339-341, 

344, 345 (2), 353, 

354, 359, 360, 363 

(2), 375 

James, 135, 145, 150, 151, 164 

Thomas, 62, 70 (2), 71, 72, 

76, 78 (2), 80, 85, 

87, 88, 90, 92, 97, 

98, 101 (3), 104, 

107, 109 (2), 112, 

113, 115, 117, 121, 

124, 129 (2), 131, 

134, 138 (2), 145, 

153 

Widow Sarah, 165, 180, 192, 

195, 211, 225, 239, 

251, 254 

Russell, Ebenezer, of Chester, 304 

Eleazer, of Chester, 261, 

276. 294 

S 

Sanborn, Enoch, of Chester, 261, 

275, 293, 304 

Jeremiah, of Chester, 261, 

275, 293, 304 

John, 260, 275, 293, 304 

Nathan, 261, 275, 293, 304 

Sanders, Joseph, 250, 255, 267 (2), 

269, 278, 286, 287 

(2), 289, 297, 302, 

306, 309, 314, 315, 



Sanders, Joseph, 324, 336 (2), 345, 

348, 354, 360 (2), 

363-365 (3), 376 

Scott, James, 124 

Secomb, John, 85, 92 

Senter, or Centre, Moses, 160, 161 

(2), 180, 196, 204 

Sheldon, John, 2S8, 297, 302, 306, 308, 

309 (2), 314, 319, 

321-323, 325, 326, 

335, 337, 346, 350, 

375 

John, Jr., 346, 351, 357 

Shepherd, John, Jr., Ill (2), 114, 

115, 122 

Sherburn, Capt. Henry, 261, 276, 

293. 304 

H., Speaker, 1766, 111 

Joseph, of Chester, 261, 

275, 293, 304 

SImms, Thomas, of Chester, 260, 275, 

293, 304 

Simonds, Joseph, 346, 351, 356 

Smith, Asael, 291, 295, 297, 299 (2), 

300, 302, 303 (2), 

306-308 (2), 313 

(2), 314 (2), 315, 

I 319, 321-326, 328 

(2), 332 (2), 334, 

335 (2), 336-338 

(2), 339 (2), 340 

(2), 341, 342 (2), 

343 (2), 344, 345 

(2), 349, 353, 359, 

360 (2), 361-363, 

365 (3), 366, 376 

Benjamin, of Chester, 261, 

275, 293, 304 

Nathaniel, 318, 325 

Thomas, of Chester, 260, 275, 

293, 304 

Smith, Hugh, "9 

Smithe, William, 85, 105, 118 

Stark, Archibald, 33, 35, 37, 39, 

42, 49, 53, 58, 62, 

64, 103, 130. (2) 

Archibald, Jr., 330, 331 

Caleb, 330, 331 

Capt. John, 13. 84, 92 (2), 94 

(2), 96, 97 (2), 

99 (2); Col., 109, 

101, 103, 113, U7, 



INDEX. 



389 



stark. Col. John, 124, 132-134, 141 

(3), 145, 149, 150, 
154, 157, 159, 161 
(2), 162 (2), 163 
(2), 165, 168 (2), 
169 (2), 172 (2), 
173 (2), 174 (3), 
175, 176, 180, 184, 
186 (2), 187, 
191-194 (2), 197, 
198, 202, 203, 205, 
209, 211, 217, 218, 
219 (2), 220 (2), 
221 (2), 226, 239, 
247, 248, 251, 254; 
Gen., 269, 277, 
290, 301, 318, 323, 
330, 331, 341, 345, 
348, 354 
Samuel, 13, 103, 113, 117, 

124, 134, 145, 153, 
165, 170, 180, 187, 
192, 194, 211, 222, 
225, 226-228, 230, 
232, 239, 251, 254, 
267, 269, 277, 280, 
290, 301, 318, 323, 
333, 336, 345, 348, 
354, 360, 363 
William, 21 

Stanyan, Jacob, 261, 275, 293, 304 

Starrett, David, 75, 80, 84, 86, 88, 

90, 92, 94, 97 (2), 
101 (2), 105, 113, 
U8, 120 (2), 121- 
123 (2), 124-127 
(2), 128 (2), 129 
(4), 131, 132 (2), 
133 (2), 135 (2), 
136, 137 (2), 138 
(2), 141 (2), 142 
(3), 143 (2), 144 
(2), 146 (2), 147- 
149 (2), 151-157 
(2), 158, 159 (2), 
161, 162 (3), 163 
(2), 165 (2), 167 
(2), 168 (4), 170 
(2), 171 (2), 173 
(3), 174 (4), 176 
(3), 177 (2), 178 
(2), 179, 181 (2), 



Starrett, David, 182-184 (2), 185, 

186 (3), 187 (2), 
188 (3), 189 (5), 
190 (5), 191 (3), 
192, 193 (2), 195, 
197 (2), 198 (2), 
199 (2), 200-202, 
204, 205 (3), 206 
(2), 207 (4), 208 
(2), 209 (3), 210 
(3), 212-216 (3), 
217 (2), 220, 222, 
225-227 (2), 228, 
229 (2), 230, 231 
(2), 233 (2), 235, 
236 (3), 237 (2), 
238 (2), 239, 240 
(2), 241 (2), 242, 
243 (2), 245 (3), 
246-248 (2), 249 
(3), 251 (2), 252 
(2), 253 (4), 255, 
256, 257 (2), 259, 
260 (3), 262, 263, 
265, 266 (2), 267 
(4), 268, 269, 271, 
272 (2), 273 (2), 
274 (2), 275-280 
(2), 281 (2), 282 
(2), 283-285 (2), 
286 (4), 287 (2), 
291 (3), 292-294 
(2), 295, 304, 310, 
311, 314 (2), 321, 
323, 327 

Stevens, Benjamin, 21, 29, 33, 34, 36, 
43, 57, 62, 63, 66, 
68, 85, 104, 117, 
118, 125, 135, 145, 
153, 180, 192, 195, 
204, 331 
Ebenezer, 33, 53, 57, 62, 70, 
85, 92, 94, 97, 103, 
107, 115-117, 120, 
121, 126, 135, 138, 
142-144 (2), 145, 
147 (2), 153, 165, 
174, 180, 187, 193, 
195, 210 (2), 213- 
215, 217, 220 
(2), 223, 226, 231 
(2), 234, 235, 239, 



390 



INDEX. 



Stevens, Ebenezer, 244-248, 251 (2), 
252, 254, 255, 259, 
262, 263, 265, 268, 
270, 277, 281, 283, 
286, 287 (2), 289, 

301, 347, 351, 357 
Ebenezer, Jr. 196, 211, 318, 

325, 328, 357 
Ephraim, 319, 330, 344, 347, 
350, 357, 364 
Ezekiel, 62, 70, 86, 92, 104, 
109, 117, 125, 135, 
138, 145, 149, 153, 
164, 174, 180, 186, 
188 (2), 189 (2), 
190 (2), 191 (2), 
192 (2), 194-198 
(2), 199, 201-203, 
205 (2), 208, 211, 
219, 220, 225, 231 
(2), 234, 235 (2), 
237, 239, 240-242, 
244, 245, 251, 254, 
269, 277, 289, 300, 

302, 309, 318, 324, 
376, 345, 348, 354, 

362, 376 

Henry, 277, 290, 302, 319, 325 

Sterling, Hugh, 24, 53, 54, 57, 58, 

59, 62, 65, 66, 67, 

70, 77 (2), 80 (2), 

81 (3), 82-84, 87, 

89, 90, 94 

Steward, or Stewart, John, of 

Londonderry, 86, 262, 276 

Stickney, Asa, 288, 346, 350, 356 

William, of Chester, 305 



Taggart, John, 

Reverend, 
William, 



Thompson, Hugh, 



230, 232 
33, 37, 57, 80, 85, 
94, 95, 97, 104, 
136, 138 
180, 193, 195, 210, 
226, 239, 250, 255, 
270, 277, 282, 289, 
302, 319, 325, 347, 
351, 357 



319, 331, 347, 

351, 357 

160-162 

51 

325, 346, 350, 

356, 376 

325 

261, 275, 293, 304 

Of Chester, 261, 

276, 293, 304 

Of Chester, 262, 

276, 294 

305 

305 

261. 276 

261, 276, 294, 304 

10 



Thompson, James, 

Samuel, 
Thornton, Matthew, 
Thurston, Enoch, 

Tiles, John, 
Tilton, Jethro, 

Capt. Joshua, 

Todd, Colonel, heirs, 

Tomlinson, John, 

Mason, 
Towle, Isaac, 
Philip, 
Tyng, Capt. William 

W 

Walker. Rev. Timothy, 90 

Wallingtord, Thomas, 305 

Walton, David, or Davis, 270, 278, 

288, 300, 319. 324, 

346, 349, 355 

Col. Shadrack, of Chester, 

261, 276, 294, 304 

Weare, Mesech, 113, 114 

Col. Peter, of Chester, 275 

Webber, Richard, 304 

Webster, Enos, 291, 302, 319, 

324, 336, 349, 355, 

361, 304 

230, 232 

21, 22, 48 

33, 39, 43 

305 

305 

13, 19, 



21, 30, 



Reverend 
Wells, Eleazar, 

Moses, 
Wentworth, John, 
Mark, 
Gov. Benning 

112 (2), 119 (3) 

Wibird, Richard, of Chester, 261, 276, 

293, 305 

Wilson, James, 86 (2) 

William, 86, 124 

Woods, Betty, 124 

Widow Dennis, 88, 165 



Young, Israel, 



319, 325, 336, 347. 

351, 357 

347, 351, 357 



GENEEAL NDEX. 



Accounts, town, 1751, 23; 1752, 33; 
1753, 38; 1754, 47; 1755, 65; 
1756, 65; 1757, 59; 1758, 62, 
64; 1759, 70, 71; 1760, 80; 
1761, 89 (2); 1762, 92; 1763, 
95; 1764, 98; 1765, 102; 1766, 
117; 1767, 121; 1768, 129, 
139, 140; 1770, 152; 1771, 160, 
161; 1772, 175; 1773, 187; 
1774, 141; of John Hall, 
143, 144 (2); 1769, 149, Jr.l; 
1770, 152; 1771, 157, 160, 161, 
163; 1772, 172 sqq.; Hall's, 
173; 1773, 184, 187, 202 (2), 
203, 204; 1774, 219, 221; 1775, 
229, 230; 1776, 243; 1777, 
264; 1778, 284; 1779, 310, 
314; 1781, 337; 1782, 364. 
See Selectmen's charges. 
Action for separation, 20, note 

Alewives, 43, 44; crib for, 48, 21S, 221 
232, 267, 275, 287, 339, 366, 
372; petition for protec- 
tion of, 373; act in rela- 
tion to, 374. See Fishery. 
Amoskeag Falls, road to, 41 

Assessment, committee of, 1755, 53. 
See Invoice. 



JB 



Beef rates. 



325, 337 (4), 341, 
342, 352, 364 
Bill of house of representative, 1776, 
110 
Bills of credit, 38, note 

Boundary of Derryfield, 12, 18 

Bridge, Cohas, 62 

Bunker Hill, 330 (3) 

Burying yard. See Graveyard. 



Charter, lO, 173 sqq. 

Chester, part of Derryfield, 11, 18 
roads of, 44 

Clerk, first, 19; pay of, 1751, 1752, 1753, 
47; for 1771, 151; 1772, 173; 
pay of, 1773, 185; 1774, 205, 
219; for 1775, 220; pay of, 
1776, 229; for 1776, 231; pay 
of, 1777, 245; for July 16, 

1779, 295; pay of, 1779, 

1780, 338. 

Cohas brook, 12, 43, 44; bridge, 62, 218; 

brook, 221, 232, 239, 366. 
Committee of safety, 15; chosen, 1775, 

223; 1776, 232. 
Congress, county and general, in re- 
gard to, 15; 1775, 217, 218, 
221 (3), 223, 225, 230. 
Constables. See Town meeting. 
Continental army, see Revolution. 
Convention, Exeter, 15; act of, 296, 

297, 299, 306, 339 (2). 
Corn rates, 303, 309 

Counters. See Town meeting. 
County rule. 15 

Counties, division of, 13 

Court, general, 322, 323 

"Crown Point bills," 38, note 

Currency, 298, 303, note 

D 

Derryfield men in the Revolution, 

330, 331 
incorporation of, 19 

name of, 13 

E 

Education, See Schools. 
Elections. See Town meetings. 
Exeter, 238, 244 



Canada, expedition to. 


369 


Cattle rates, 


39 


Census, 


199, note 



Fence viewers. See Town meeting. 
Perry, Goffe's, grant for, 119, note 
Merrill's, 169 



391 



392 



INDEX, 



Fishery, action in regard to, 78, 82; 

acct. of, 89; at Amoskeag, 

374 

Fort William Henry, siege ot, 369 



Goffstown, 281, note 

Graveyard, deed of land, 77; fence, 

109 (2), 246 (2), 265, 268, 285 

(2). 

Gregorian style of computing 

time. 32 

H 

Hadley and Kidder, petition ot, 369 
Harrytown, 10 

Heifer, lost, 214, 215 

Highways. See Roads. 
Hogreaves. See Town meeting. 



Incorporation of town, 19; bill for, 31 
Indian wars, 11 



Invoice. See Accounts of town. Taxes. 


"Old tenor. 


J 

Jurymen, 143, 168, 170, 176, 178 (3), 


Population, 


179; pay of, 185, 189, 190, 


Portsmouth 


191. 192, 200, 204 (6), 206, 




207, 208, 210 (3), 216; pay 


Pound, acti 


of, 219, 221, 224, 237, 244 




(2), 246, 249, 253 (3), 254, 


Preaching, 


265 (3), 274, 275, 281, 282; 




pay of, 286 (4), 300, 310, 




311, 313, 314 (2), 328; pay 




of, 328, 333, 337, 340, 343, 




344, 362. 





Lands, rights of, 19 

Londonderry, part of Derryfleld, 11, 

18; accounts with, 161, 238; 

petition for protection of 

of alewives, 373. 
Litchfield, accounts with, 161 

M 

Massabesic, lake, 43, 44, 21S 

Meeting house, place of, 46; vote to 
build, 46; size of, 46; 
money raised tor, 47; ac- 
tion in regard to money, 
49; deed of land for, 49; 



Meeting house, building of, 52; vote* 
to build in 1758, 67; money 
raised for, 67; committee- 
chosen, 67; money raised 
for, 72; committee chosen, 
73; accounts of, 75; money 
for, 75 (3), 76 (3), 80, 82; 
tax for, 1759, 1760, 84; re- 
pairs, 89 (3), rates, 90, 
105; repairs, 109 (3), 129, 
175, 187, 218, 246, 274, 322: 
(2), 323. 
Merrimack river, 44 

Moderators. See Town meeting. 

N 

New style, establishment of, 32, note 

"New tenor," 38' 

Non-resident taxpayers, 261, 276. 284. 

304. 310 (3), 338, 365 



O 



14, 199, note 
, court at, 161, 162, 

163. 298. 
ion in regard to. 21, 23, 
33, 40, 99, 100, 102- 
first money raised for, 22; 
1752, 33; 1753, money voted 
for, 39, 43; vote relating- 
to, 49, 54, 59; money for, 
64 (2); provision tor, 65; 
petition for, 1759, 66; 
money for, 70 (2); in re- 
gard to, 71; money for, 80' 
(2), 81, 82, 88, 90; 1762, 
money for, 95 (2), 98 (2), 
99; 1764, 102, 103; 1766, 107, 
117; 1767, 121, 122; 1768, 
129; 1769, 139 (3), 150, 152 
(2); 1772, 175, 186; 1773, 
187, 198, 200, 203 (3), 209; 
1774, 219, 220; 1775, 224, 
225, 231, 232 (4); 1776, 234; 
1777, 246 (2), 265, 266; 1778, 
267 (2), 275, 285 (2), 286 (2), 
287; 1779, 295; 1780, 309; 
1781, 322, 328, 336 (2), 364- 
Prices, current, 306, 311. 



INDEX. 



393 



Public worship, where held, 1752, 34; 
1753, 36; 1754, 46. 



R 



Rates, beef. 



325, 337 (4), 341, 

34?, 352, 365 

Continental, 1782, 348, 352, 355 

county, 365 

minister, 352, 364 

nevr emission, 352, 365 

silver, 348, 352, 364 (2) 

soldier, 352, 364 

town. See Tax list. 

Religious differences, 20, note 

Representation, relative to being 

classed, 375 

Revolution, action of town concern- 
ing war, 14; January 16, 
1775, 217, 221, 223, 224, 229, 
233, 236, 247; pay of men, 
247 (3), 248, 251, 258, 272, 
296, 297, 310; bounty of 
soldiers, 311, 323, 328, 329 
(2), 330 (4), 331, 332, 333, 
334 (2), 341, 342 (2), 352; 
soldiers from Derryfield, 
330, 331. 
Roads, 1751, 25; from Daniel McNlel's, 
1751, 26, 27 (2); from 
Thomas George's, 1751, 28; 
from Thomas Hall's ferry, 
1751, 28; from Robert An- 
derson's, 29; land given 
for, 29; from Gillis bridge, 
1751, 29; laid out in 1752, 
30; from Alewive falls, 
1751, 30; repairs of, 33; 
from Amoskeag, 36; from 
Londonderry, 1753. 40; to 
Amoskeag, 41; land re- 
served for, 44; work on, 
45; laid out, 1755, 50; to 
Suncook. 54; from Per- 
ham's bridge, 1756, 55; to 
Merrimack river, 1759, 68; 
to Londonderry, 68; divi- 
sion of, 77, 79, 80; laid 
out, 127; to Amoskeag 
from Londonderry, 167; to 
Amoskeag, 169; to Mer- 
rill's comer, 182; to Sun- 
cook, 213; to Londonderry, 
213. 



S 

Sawmill, Hall's, 169 

Schools, 11, 56, 59, 334, 360, 361 

Scotch-Irish, 12, 13 

Selectmen, first, 1751, 21; for 1752, 33; 
salary of, 1753, 47; for 
1754, 43; for 1755, 53; for 
1756, 56; 1757, 58; 1758, 61; 
1759, 69: 1760, 80; salary 
for 1759, 80; for 1761, 87; 
accounts, 90; for 1762, 92; 
for 1763, 94; accounts of, 
95; 1764, 97; 1765, 101; 1766, 
107; collectors and treas- 
urers, 109; for 1766, 115; 

1767, 121; charges, 122; for 

1768, 129; 1769, 138; charg- 
es, 140, 150; for 1770, 151; 
1771, 159; 1772. 173; charg- 
es, 185; for 1773, 186; 1774, 
205; pay of, 1774, 219; for 
1775, 220, 224; pay of, 229, 
230; for 1776, 231; 1777, 245; 
1778, 266; pay of, 1778, 285 
(3); for 1779, 295; 1780, SOS; 
1781, 335; 1782, 363. 

Superior court cases, 161, 162, 163 



Taxes, first, 23; for 1752, 33; province, 
59, 60, 65; 1758, list for, 84; 
1765, list, 103; 1766, list, 
117; province, 122; 1767, 
list. 124; levy of, 126; 1768, 
abatements, 130; list, 133; 
levy, 135; 1769, list, 145; 
levy, 147; province, 149; 

1770, list, 153; levy, 155; 

1771, list, 164; levy, 166; 

1772, list, 179; levy, 181; 

1773, list, 192; levy, 194, 
196; 1774, list, 210; levy, 
212; province, 219; county, 
219; 1775, list, 225; levy, 
227; province, 230; 1776, 
list, 238; levy, 241; 1777, 
list, 249; levy, 252; list, 
254; levy, 256; list, 260; 

1778, levy, 262; list, 268; 
levy, 270; list, 275; levy, 
278; state, 284; county, 284; 

1779, list, 288; levy, 292; 
list, 300; levy, 302; list. 



394 



INDEX. 



Taxes, 304; levy, 306; state, 310; 

1780, list, 313, 316; levy, 
320; list, 323; levy, 325; 

1781, list, 338; levy, 344; 

1782, list, state and con- 
tinental, 348-351; levy, 352, 
358. 

Town meeting, first, 13, 20; March 2, 
1752, 32; July 20, 34; Feb- 
ruary 2, 1753, 35; March 
25, 37; April 26, 39; March 

4, 1754, 42; September 5, 
46; December 23, 49; 
March 1, 1755, 52; objec- 
tion to last, 52; March 3, 
53; April 7, 54; March 1, 
1756, 56; March 1, 1757, 58; 
November 10, 60; March 6, 
1758, 61; March 30, 64; 
September 21, 67; March 

5, 1759, 69; July 5, 72; No- 
vember 15, 74; December 
13, 76; February 27, 17G0, 
78; March 3, 79; August 
11, 82; December 15, 83; 
March 2, 1761, 87; March 
5, 1762, 91; March 7, 1763, 
94; March 5, 1764, 97; Oc- 
tober 29, 99; March 4, 1765, 
101; February 3, 17G6, 103; 
March 3, 106; June 27, 109; 
an act to annul, 110; pe- 
tition to general assem- 
bly for new meeting, 112, 
note; August 13, 115; De- 
cember 22, 117; February 
9, 1767, 120; May 4, 123 
March 7, 1768, 129; July 
18, 132; March 6. 1769, 138 
July 17, 143; October 23 
144; March 5, 1770, 149 
March 4. 1771, 157; Sep- 
tember 28, 168; December 
30, 170; March 2, 1772, 172 
March 23, 176; October 3 
179; March 1, 1773, 184; Oc- 
tober 2, 188; July 1, 190 
September 6, 191; October 
1, 192; September 6, 198 
December 23, 200; March 
7, 1774, 202; July 1, 
July 26, 209; December 30, 
216; January 16, 1775, 217 



Town meeting, March 6, 219; May 15, 
222; June 27, 223; August 
11, 224; March 4, 1776, 229; 
April 1, 233; September 20, 
236; October 23, 238; 
March 3, 1777, 243; April 
2, 247; June 2, 248; June 
7, 249; October 1, 253; No- 
vember 5, 254; March 2, 
1778, 264; May 22, 272; 
July 2, 274; October 12, 
280; December 28, 281; at 
Goftstown (classed with), 
281, note; March 1, 1779, 
283; August 16, 297; Sep- 
tember 13, 298; September 
28, 300; November 25, 306; 
March 6, 1780, 308; May 22, 
323; September 7, 328; 
February 13, 1781, 329; 
February 13, 332; March 
22, 333; March 5, 335; 
April 26, 339; May 15, 340; 
October 1, 344; December 
25, 360; February 12, 1782, 
361; February 28, 362; 
March 4, 363; dual elec- 
tions for 1776, 370, appen- 
dix. NOTE.— It will be 
observed that these town 
meetings were not always 
recorded in regular order. 
ED. 

Travelling lees, 1769, 160, 161 

Treasurers. See Counters in town 
meeting. 

Tyng township, l"' ^2 



Voting, restrictions concerning, 
VV 

Wampum, 

Warnings lor town meetings. 

following warrants. 
Warrant for town meeting, 1751, 

1752, 23, 31 SM., 

1753, 35, 36, 39; 
41, 45, 48; 1755, 
52; 1756, 55; 1757, 57, 
1758, 61, 62, 66; 1759, 
72, 73 (2), 75; 1760, 77, 
81, 82; 1761, 87; 1762, 



303 
See 



1754, 
50, 



, 79, 
90. 



for town meeting, 
91; 1763, 93; 1764, 95, 98 
1765, 100, 102; 1766, 105 
108, 114, 115, 116; 1767, 122 
1768, 128, 132; 17.69, 138, 142 
143; 1770, 147; 1771, 156, 
167, 169; 1772, 170, 175, 176, 
178; 1773, 183, 18S, 189, 190, 
191, 197, 198; 1774, 201, 206 
207, 208 (2), 209, 215; 1775 



395 



for town meeting, 

216, 217, 222, 223, 224; 

228, 233, 235, 237; 1777, 

246, 247, 249, 252, 253, 

(2); 1778, 259, 263, 271, 

273, 280 (2); 1779, 282, 

296, 297, 299, 305; 1780. 

313, 321, 327; 1781, 329, 

333, 334, 339, 340 (2), 

343, 359; 1782, 361 (2), 

See Revolution. 



1776, 
241, 
257 
272, 
294, 
307, 
332, 
342, 
362.