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THE 

NEW HAMPSHIRE GRANTS 

Being Transcripts of 

THE CHARTERS OF TOWNSHIPS 

AND Minor Grants of Lands Made by the Provincial Government of 

New Hampshire, Within the Present Boundaries of the State 

OF Vermont, from 1749 to 1764. 

WITH AN APPENDIX 

Containing the Petitions to King George the Third, in 1766, by the 

Proprietors and Settlers Under the New Hampshire Grants, 

and Lists of the Subscribers ; also Historical and 

Bibliographical Notes Relative to the Towns 

IN Vermont, by Hiram A. Huse, State 

Librarian. 



VOLUME XXVI. 

Town Charters, Volume HL 



ALBERT STILLMAN BATCHELLOR, 

Editor of State Papers. 



CONCORD: 

EDWAKD N. PEARSON, PUBLIC PEINTEK. 

1895. 



JOINT EESOLUTION relating to the preservation and publication of 

portions of the early state and provincial records, and other state 

papers of New Hampshire. 

Resolved hij the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 

convened : 

That His Excellency the Governor be hereby authorized and empoAvered, 

^vith the advice and consent of the Council, to employ some suitable person- 

and fix his compensation, to be paid out of any money m the treasiu-y not 

otherwise appropriated-to collect, arrange, transcribe, and superintend the 

miblication of such portions of the early state and provincial records and 

Sther state papers of New Hampshire as the Governor may deem proper; 

and that eight hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed by 

the state printer, and distributed as follows : namely, one copy to each city 

and town in the state, one copy to such of the public libraries m the state 

as the Governor may designate, fifty copies to the ^^e^: Hampshire Hist^^^^^^^ 

cal Society, and the remainder placed in the custody of the state libiaiian, 

who is hereby authorized to exchange the same for similar publications by 

other states. 

Approved August 4, 1881. 



PREFACE. 



The exercise of territorial jurisdiction and the grants of townships by the 
provincial government of New Hamj^shire west of the Connecticut, within 
the jjresent boundaries of the State of Vermont, is an important and interest- 
ing element in the history of both of these states. An acquaintance with the 
contentions between the provincial or colonial governments of New York, 
Massachusetts, and New Hamjjshire is necessary to a fair conception of the 
legal and political status of these grants in the first period of their history. 
In the earlier volumes of this series, the serious complications between New 
Hampshire and Massachusetts Bay, arising from the disputed boundary 
between them, may be studied to good purpose, particularly in the docu- 
ments jjresented in Vol. XIX. The Massachusetts claim, at times, extended 
to an east and west line running through a point three miles north of the 
outlet of Lake Winnipiseogee, that being claimed as the point intended in 
the language of the charter, "the said River called Monomack, alias Merri- 
mack, or to the northward of any and every part thereof ; " (Vol. XIX, p. 
335). If that point had been intended as "any jDart " of the Merrimack 
Eiver, the argument should have been effective in locating the north line 
of Massachusetts Bay three miles north of the point marked by the monu- 
ment at Weirs known as Endicott Rock. But the King in Council, March, 
1739-40, determined the line to be governed by the river so far as that fol- 
lowed a westerly course, but when it turned to the north the line should 
continue "thence due West across the said River till it meets with his 
Majesty's other Governments." This result was favorable to the New 
Hampshire contention. The controversies over the theoretical location 
were thus practically ended. Differences have nevertheless existed as to 
the actual location of the line, until the recent settlement of the matter by 
commissions from both states.* 

In 1741, Jonathan Belcher, who had been since 1730 the royal Governor 
of both Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, was succeeded in Massa- 
chusetts by William Shirley and in New Hampshire by Benning Wentworth. 
The commission of the latter described the boundary of the province " on 
the south side by a similar curve line pursuing the course of the Merrimack 

♦Joint commissions are at this time placing monuments on the line, and there is no reason 
to suppose that this matter will hereafter be a subject of interstate agitation. 



iv PREFACE. 

river at three miles distance on the north side thereof, beginning at the 
Atlantic Ocean, and ending due north of a place called Pantucket Falls, 
and by a straiffht line drawn from thence due west across (he said river 
till it meets with our other governments.''^ The commission also contained 
a grant of authority to dispose of lands upon such terms as might seem fit. 
In 1744, by an order of the King in Council, the Province of New Hamp- 
shire was reminded that it had neglected to take possession of and to pro- 
vide for a fort called Fort Dummer, which was built in 1724 by Massachu- 
setts upon the then western frontier of that province, and had been hitherto 
governed by them, "&(/!' is lately fallen tvithin the limits of said province 
of Neiv Hampshire hy the settlement of the boundary line between the two 
j^rovinces." Fort Dummer was situated within the limits of the present 
town of Brattleboro, Yt. In a report dated Aug. 14, 1752, on a case stated 
by the King in Council for the opinion of the English attorney-general and 
solicitor-general with respect to certain tracts of land granted by the gov- 
ernments of Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut, the following passage 
occurs in the official statement : 

"There are also about 60,000 acres of land on the west side of Connecti- 
cut river which were purchased by private persons from the government of 
Connecticut, to whom that land had been laid out by the government of the 
Massachusetts Bay, as an equivalent for two or three townships which the 
Massachusetts Bay purchased from Connecticut government. This tract of 
land by the determination of the boundary line in 1738, is become x>(i>'t of 
yew Hantpshire, but the projDrietors of it are subject to no conditions of 
improvement, and the land is waste and uncultivated."* 

It will be observed that the boundary to the westward of Pantucket Falls 
between Massachusetts and New Hampshire is "due west * * * till it meets 
with our other governments." The western terminus of this line and the west- 
ern boundary of Xew Hampshire would manifestly depend upon a determina- 
tion of the eastern boundaries of "our other governments" lying to the west- 
ward. It is manifest from the evidence that important considerations in re- 
spect to actual conditions, and official utterances, had contributed to the gen- 
eral understanding that the easterly boundary of New York was not on the 
Connecticut Eiver. But it is at an earlier period that this question was 
first raised and made an important element in colonial affairs. The Hart- 
ford treaty of 1656 between the United Colonies of New England on the one 
part, and the Dutch colony of New Netherlands on the other, fixed a line of 
division between New Netherlands and New England to begin at the west 
side of Greenwich Bay, being about four miles from Stamford, and to 
run a northerly course twenty miles up into the country, and after, as it 

*Hairs Earlv History of Vermont, p. 478. From Mass. Archives. See Stevens Papers, 1730- 
1775, p. 14, and" Doc. Hist. N. Y., vol. 4, p. 542. 



PREFACE. V 

should be agreed by the two goveruments of the Dutch and of New Haven ; 
provided the line should not come within ten miles of Hudson's Kiver. The 
Dutch were to retain all the lauds in Hartford of which they were actually 
possessed, known or set out by certain bounds or marks, and all the remain- 
der of the said laud on both sides of Connecticut River to be and to remain 
to the English. This settlement seems to have been treated as conclusive 
by the parties till the conquest of the New Netherlands by the English in 
1664. It was recognized by Dutch authority in the time of their reconquest 
and brief reoccupation of their former possessions in 1673. The provision 
for an extension of the line northerly, as settlements might ensue and require 
t, is the occasion for an inference that the Dutch pretensions would not 
extend easterly beyond the prolongation of the twenty-mile line provided 
that it did not come within ten miles of the Hudson. 

The royal Connecticut charter of 1662 bounded the colony on the Avest by 
the South Sea. At this period there seems to be no evidence of a serious 
claim by the Dutch to territorial jurisdiction to the Connecticut Eiver, and 
no admission of the validity of such a pretension by the English. In 1664, 
a charter was granted to the Duke of York by King Charles to confirm his 
purchase of Long Island and other territory from the Earl of Stirling, to 
whom they had been conveyed by the Council of Plymouth on the surrender 
of their charter to the crown in 1635. Furthermore the charter to the Ply- 
mouth Comijany of Nov. 3, 1620, granted them "that part of America lying 
between -49 and 48 degrees north latitude and in length by all the breadth 
aforesaid throughout the main laud from sea to sea." It was also the inten- 
tion to convey to the Duke of York the Dutch i^ossessions of New Nether- 
lands by the same instrument.* 

The following extract from the language of the charter is sufficient to 
indicate the basis of the claim for a New York boundary on Connecticut 
Kiver : "all that part of the main land of New England beginning at a cer- 
tain place called or known by the name of St. Croix, next adjoining New 
Scotland in America, and from thence extending along the sea coast unto a 
place called Potuaquine or Pemaquid, and up the river thereof to the farthest 
head of the same as its breadth northwards ; and extending from thence to 
the river Kinebequi, and so upwards by the shortest course to the river 
Canada northwards, and also all that island or islands called l)y the name 
or names of Mattowacks or Long Island situate lying and being towards 
the west of Cape Cod, and the Narrow Highgansetts, abutting ujjon the 
main land between the two rivers there called or known by the several 
names of Connecticut and Hudson's river together also ivith the said river 
called Hudson's river, and all the land, from the ivest side of Connecticut 
river to the cast side of Delaware Baij; and also all those several islands 
* The Boundary Disputes of Connecticut, by Clarence W. Bowen, 1882. 



VI PREFACE. 

called or known by the names of Martin's Vineyard and Nantukes or 
otherwise Nantucket."* 

"With this charter as the foundation of the contention, drawn after the 
grant to the Duke of York, issues were raised with Connecticut and Massa- 
chusetts successively, with a result confirming the boundary twenty miles 
east of and parallel with the Hudson River. It was also understood, for a 
considerable part of the period prior to 1740, that the western boundary of 
Massachusetts, against New York, extended to the line of Canada. The 
region afterwards constituting the State of Vermont was, for the most part, 
a wilderness, and the relations existing between the English and the 
French and their Indian allies rendered any considerable settlement of 
that part of New England hazardous in the extreme and imjiracticable. 
The claim of New York to territorial jurisdiction to the Connecticut Eiver, 
if not practically abandoned, was for a long time held in abeyance. If, 
therefore, it was not a settled question whether the extent of New Hamp- 
shire to the westward was a line coi'responding to that of Massachusetts, 
the history and situation of affairs were such that Governor Wentworth 
might well apply the practical test of actual land grants on the west side of 
the Connecticut, with reasonable expectation of being sustained in the 
movement. The enterjjrising and overflowing siirplus population of the 
older New England towns, long confined in restricted limits by French and 
Indian aggressions, were looking to this region as the most promising for 
their future occupation. Governor Wentworth, in 1749, entered upon the 
business of disposing of the lands lying between the Connecticut and the 
twenty-mile line. In the period from that date to and including 1764 he 
issued not less than 129 township charters and 6 individual grants. Mean- 
time a correspondence was carried on between the New York and New 
Hampshire governors, in which Governor Wentworth declared his position 
and purpose, and Governor Clinton denied that his claims were well founded 
and asserted the counter title. This resulted in an ajDpeal to the crown. 
A decision by the King in Council, rendered in 1764, declared "the western 
banks of the river Connecticut from where it enters the province of Massa- 
chusetts bay, as far north as the forty-fifth degree of northern latitude to 
be the boundary line between the said two provinces of New Hampshire 
and New Y'ork." It is surprising to those who critically examine the 
charter titles, the conduct of the parties, and the admissions of crown 
authorities, that the contention of New Hampshire should have been inef- 
fectiial. It may well be questioned whether its cause was urged with the 
skill and vigor which characterized the agency of John Thomlinson for 
the province in the contest over our Massachusetts boundary. A London 

♦Hall's Earlj- History of Vermont, p. 19. Col. Hist. N. Y., vol. 2, p. 295. U. S. Land Laws, 
vol. 1, p. 80. 



PREFACE. VU 

letter of Marcli 31, 1763, from Mr. 8. Jolinson to John Wendell, may sug- 
gest an explanation of tlie causes Avliich led to the result foreshadowed. 

"I am really surprised at the supiness of the Proprietors and even of 
your Province in this matter; had it been pursued with spirit immediately 
upon the alteration of the Jurisdiction & before any Grants had been made 
by New York, it is very plain to me, that the Prop''^ might very easily have 
secured their Lauds, tho' the Province had not recovered its Jurisdiction, 
and even the latter I think was very probable. 

" Many things which have since happened have increased the difficulty, 
but I should by no means even now despair of it, if the cause was supported 
as it ought to be by the joint aid and apj)lication of all the Proprietors and 
the Province, the one for the Property and the other for the Jurisdiction 
of the lands, the real Poverty of those who joined Capt. Eobiuson (tho' 
they did the best they could) rendered them unable to give the cause that 
efi'ectual support which was (and is) necessary to give it proper weight and 
render the application to the Crown as regular and respectable as its 
Importance and the usual course of Proceedings in cases of this kind justly 
required; Money has in fact been wanting to do Justice to this Cause; it 
came here rather in Forma Pauperis which is an appearance seldom made 
or much regarded in this country, and is by no means an Eligible light in 
which to place an affair of this kind."* 

Upon the rendition of a judgment by the King in Council making the west 
bank of the Connecticut Eiver the boundary between New York and New 
Hampshire, an opportunity was afforded for an equitable arrangement of 
resulting conditions. 

The region occupied by the New Hampshire Grants was fully opened to 
settlers by the termination of the French and Indian wars and the English- 
American conquest of Canada. The country had been extensively traversed 
by the troops of New Hampshire and the lower New England colonies engaged 
in the war, and its advantages for settlement were well understood. A gen- 
eral movement of those interested in the grants, as holders or assignees of 
titles, ensued in the four years that elapsed before the royal adjudication of 
1764. 

The settlers on the grants and on the corresponding territory in northern 
New Hampshire rapidly cleared farms, made imi3rovements, and established 
homes. This was undertaken and accomplished with full confidence in the 
validity of their titles under New Hampshire. The change in their political 
relations on the westerly side of the river, resulting from the King's decree, 
was unexpected and unwelcome. Nevertheless, it is not improbable that 
they would have acquiesced in the transfer of political jurisdiction to New 

* X, N. H. State Papers, 216. 



Yiii PREFACE. 

York without serious objection or opposition, provided it had allowed them 
an undisturbed possession of their lands and improvements. 

There was also a considerable portion of the territory between the Con- 
necticut Eiver and the line to the westward to which New Hami^shire had 
claimed and asserted jurisdiction, that was not covered by New Hampshire 
grants. Of course it was expected that this would be disposed of by the 
government of New York for its own purposes and in its own way, and no 
serious difficulties arose in that direction. 

From the year 1761, until the beginning of the Revolution, Cadwallader 
Golden had held the office of Lieutenant-Governor, acting as chief magistrate 
during a large part of the period, and had been influential in reference to 
the vigorous policy pursued towards the New Hampshire Grants. He in- 
augurated the scheme of regranting the lands, which had been included in 
the previous charters of New Hampshire. He was able and persistent in all 
his serious undertakings. 

The inhabitants of the grants, however, long accustomed to local self- 
government in the Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire towns, 
were well skilled in the exercise of their political jjrerogatives, and were 
determined in the defence of what they deemed to be their just rights, never 
for an instant wavering in the defence of their new possessions, whatever 
form of resistance it involved. 

They first appealed to the King, and on the 24th of July, 1767, obtained 
an order forbidding the Governor of New York to regrant lands covered by 
New Hampshire titles or to disturb the settlers under them. The language 
of the decree was as follows : 

" His Majesty taking said report into consideration was pleased with the 
advice of his privy council to approve thereof, and doth hereby strictly 
charge require and command that the Governor, Commander-in-Chief of his 
Majesty's province of New York, for the time being, do not (upon pain of 
his Majesty's highest displeasure) presume to make any grant whatever of 
any part of the lands described in the said report, until his Majesty's further 
pleasure shall be known concerning the same." 

No modification of this order was ever made by royal authority. Never- 
theless, Governor Colden persisted in his policy of aggression, which would 
compel a repurchase from New York or an abandonment of the earlier 
grant from New Hampshire. The settlers having the choice between 
one or the other of these alternatives and open resistance, moved with 
great unanimity to the adoption of the latter course, both from inclination 
and necessity. 

Although in some instances the proprietors of New Hampshire titles 
chose to pxirchase immunity from disturbance from New York, it is note- 



PREFACE. IX 

worthy that where tlie alternative of resistance was adopted on the part of tlie 
settlers, they eventually maintained their position. The rule of persistence 
prevailed in all cases and each of the Xew Hampshire grants became a per- 
manent political entity. 

The conflict which ensued occupies the critical period in the history of 
Vermont, and had an important and controlling influence upon the course 
of events down to the time of the complete establishment of her statehood. 
Its presentation is not essential to an outline of the events which were pre- 
cedent to the creation of the titles known as the New Hampshire Grants. 
Those Avho are interested in this epoch are referred to the works of the early 
historians of Vermont ; History of Eastern Vermont, by Benjamin H. Hall, 
1858 ; The Early History of Vermont, by Hiland Hall, 1868 ; and Belknap's 
History of Xew Hampshire, chap. 26. (Governor Hall finds occasion in his 
work for a vigorous dissent from the conclusions of Mr. B. H. Hall as to 
the New York contention.) The principal references in documentary 
history are, the Records of the Governor and Council of Vermont, vols. 1 
and 2 ; the Collections of the Historical Society of Vermont ; the Province 
and State Papers of New Hamisshire, volume 10 ; and the published Col- 
onial Records and Documentary History of New York. Maps presenting 
the townships as laid out on the disputed territory may be found in the 
Records of the Governor and Council of Vermont, volume 8, ojjposite page 
430, and in the Documentary History of New York, (quarto) volume 1, appen- 
dix. Valuable monographs treating the same subject in its various asjDects, 
recently published, are New Hampshire and Vermont, by Henry A. 
Hazen, 1894 ; Dartmouth College and the State of New Connecticut, by 
John L. Rice, Proceedings of the Connecticut Valley Historical Society, 
1879, page 152 ; The Vermont Controversy, by C. A. Downs, Granite 
Monthly, volume 11, pages 320, 349 ; The College Hall in Politics, by 
Frederick Chase, History of Hanover, 1891, chaj^ter 7, page 422; Address 
of E. J. Phelps, at the Dedication of the Bennington Monument, 1891, p. 
84 ; Vermont, A Study of Independence, by Rowland E. Robinson, 1892 ; 
Saunderson's History of Charlestown, N. H., 1876, chapters 8 to 12. 

In the following pages, copies of -all the New Hampshire grants Avest of 
the Connecticut River are presented. The arrangement is alphabetically 
by towns. These are exact transcripts from the records in the office of the 
Secretary of the State of New Hami^sire. Plots of the outline of each grant 
accompany the charter. The admirable notes which appear in the appendix 
have been prepared by Hon. Hiram A. Huse, whose special qualifications 
for such a task are manifest in the part of the volume which was iDrej^ared 
by him. 

In further illustration of the history of these grants, a copy of the peti- 



X PREFACE. 

tions Avliicli were submitted to the King by the grantees aud settlers in 
1767, is given with the names of the petitioners. An incomplete catalogue 
of the grants was published in Slade's State Papers of Vermont, 1823, 
pages 13 to 16. The same list is reprinted in Province and State Papers of 
New Hampshire, volnme 10, pages 204 to 207. These authorities included 
a grant of date June 7, 1763, without name. The omitted to^\nship was- 
evidently Essex. The manuscript books of charters contain two grants, 
Stratton, July 30, 1761, and Somerset, Sept. 9, 1761, which should be added 
to the list. 

Hinsdale was laid by its charter on both sides of the river, and is included 
in the lists above named. There were also six grants to officers for service 
in the French and Indian wars, covering 14,000 acres, which are mentioned 
as a supplement to Mr. Slade's list ; four townships, viz. : Marlborough, 
afterwards New Marlborough ; Draper, formerly Wilmington ; Flamstead, 
alias Chester ; and Thomlinson, were regranted, and without including the 
grant of Hinsdale or the four renewals of grants, or those made to officers 
in His Majesty's military service, but adding Stratton, Somerset, and 
Essex, the whole number of original township grants should be 129. 

This contribution to the documentary history of a most important period 
may well be supplemented hereafter by a production of the unpublished 
grants of townships and lesser tracts made upon the authority of the 
French, and those patents which the colonial government of New York 
issued for lands in the regions upon Avhich the State of Vermont Avas 
erected. Other jjatents on the same ground, emanating from Massachusetts 
or Connecticut authority, should have place in the same work. 

Equally important and interesting, and equally deserving of publication, 
are the petitions of the inhabitants, and other public documents relating to 
local affairs within the same state limits, which remain in obscurity in the 
archives of the French, English, Canadian, and several American state gov- 
ernments. This undertaking will doubtless commend itself to the favorable 
consideration of the people of the progressive state, whose history must be 
traced in the labyrinth which leads to these records in many distant, and 
often inconvenient, places of deposit and reference. 

The communication which is appended, contains comments and suggestions 
which are an essential part of the jjrefatory statement introducing the prin- 
cipal text of this volume. 

THE EDITOE. 



PllEFACE. XI 

MoNTPELiER, Vt., Octobei" 10, 1895. 

My Dear Mr. Batchellor : — Tlie notes will be useful mainly in giving a 
pretty full list of tlie names by which grants in Vermont have been known. 
They are not such as to warrant the word "admirable" applied to them in 
your manuscript preface, which you read to me Monday, unless you use it 
as meaning remarkable in the sense a friend of mine once said the good old 
village of East Bethel was a remarkable place. "You can start from East 
Bethel," he said, "and go anywhere you like. " So one can start from the 
notes and acquire elsewhere full and interesting information. He Avill have 
to enquire his way for the most part, however, for the guide boards set up 
in the notes are far from sufficient to give him full directions for his way. 

Some errors in the notes as printed I hope you may have opportunity to 
correct. On p. filT, in line 25, 4,000 should be 40,000. On p. G19, in line 
8, the comma after the word "on" is an unwelcome and untruthful in- 
truder. Father Abell (of many Vermont legislatures), once told of a comma 
that saved a man's life a third of a century ago, by absenting itself from 
its proper place. Our constitution provides that in cases of treason and 
murder the governor shall have "power to grant reprieves, but not to par- 
don, until after the next session of assembly." In the constitution as 
printed in a certain governor's day, the comma after "pardon" dropped 
out, and the governor, after a session of assembly, pardoned a prisoner 
who had been convicted of murder. This is not the constitutional comma 
returned, however, for that has already retaken its proper place. 

On page 627 in the 5th line under Bamf, and on page 633 in the 4th line 
under Billymead, there should be no period after Bamf. 

On page 648 under Coventry, the statement should be that Coventry Leg, 
(not Coventry Gore), was annexed to Newport in 1816. On jiage 649 it 
should be stated that Coventry Gore was annexed to Newport in 1894, 
(Laws of 1894, p. 406). 

On page 650, (and in your index of names), read Dellius instead of Dellins 
as printed. 

On page 670 in the last line 1719 should be 1791. 

On page 690 the incorporation of Montpelier as a city should have been 
noted as in Laws of 1894, pages 177-200. 

On page 694 under Newport there should have been noted the annexation 
of Coventry Leg and part of Salem, (Laws of 1816, p. 129) ; and the an- 
nexation of Coventry Gore, (Laws of 1894, p. 406). 

On page 704 the name of the leading grantee of Randolph should have 
been given as Aaron Storrs. 

On page 708 it should have been noted that part of the city of Eutland 
was annexed to the town of Rutland in 1894, (Laws of 1894, p. 242). 



Xll PREFACE. 

On page 715 South Bennington should be South Burlington as you have 
stated on page 740. 

Reference should have been made under the resj^ective towns named to 
the following town histories : 

Matthews's History of Cornwall, also Dudley's ; Williams's History of 
Danby ; Adams's History of Fairhaven ; Tucker's History of Hartford ; Mun- 
son's Manchester ; Eev. E. H. Newton's Ms. History of Marlboro, (in Ver- 
mont Historical Society Library); Swift's Middlebury ; Frisbie's Middle- 
town ; Newfane Centennial ; Bottum's Orwell ; Hollister's Pawlet for One 
Hundred Years ; Davis's Beading ; Zadock Steele's Burning of Royalton ; 
Goodhue's Shoreham ; Paul and Parks's Wells ; also a history of Whiting- 
ham whose author I do not at this moment recall ; and a sketch of Wilming- 
ton Reunion. 

No one desirous of tracing the early history of a Vermont town can leave 
•out a careful examination of all the eight volumes of the Governor and 
Council. In that work Mr. Walton did much in the line on which your 
state has done much more in the publication of its State and Town Papers. 

The manuscript Vermont State Papers in the Secretary of State's office 
contain a great amount of material never in print that is illustrative both of 
the history of the state and of the great majority of its towns. It is to be 
hoped and believed that, some day, the work of arranging and printing 
much of the matter contained in those papers will be entered upon. Most 
of the early legislation was upon petition, as were nearly all the grants. 
These petitions especially show the form and pressure of their time, with 
such accuracy as to be of great interest to any student of the days when 
the foundations were laid. With these papers, and access to the state libra- 
ries and official records of New Hamjishire, New York, and Vermont, the 
full story of the New Hampshire Grants can some day be written ; and it is 
one that, well told, will be neither flippant nor prosy. 

Sincerely yours, 

HIRAM A. HUSE. 

Hon. a. S. BatchelijOR, 

Editor N. H. State Papers. 



TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



Addison . 

Andover . 

Arlington 

Averill 

Barnai'd . 

Barnet 

Bennington 

Berlin 

Bloomfield 

Bolton 

Brandon . 

Brattleborougb 

Bridgewater 

Bridport . 

Bristol 

Brunswick 

Bui'lington 

Castleton 

Cavendish 

Charlotte 

Chester . 

Clarendon 

Colchester 

Corinth 

Cornwall 

Danby 

Dorset 

Dover 

Peter Brown 
Stephen Holland 
James Tute 

Dummerston 

Duxbury . 

Essex 

Fairfax 

Fairfiebl . 

Smitbfield 

Fairlee 



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Ferdinand 

Wenlock 
Ferrisburg 
Georgia . 
Glastenbury 
Grafton . 
Granby 
Guildhall 
Guilford . 
Halifax . 
Hartford 
Hartland 
Highgate 
Hinesbxirgh 
Hubbardton 
Huntington 
Jericho 
Leicester 
Lemington 
Lewis 
Ludlow 
Lunenburg 
Maidstone 
Manchester 
Marlboro 
Middlebury 
Middlesex 
Milton 
Monkton 
Moretown 
Mount Tabor 
Newbury 
Newfane . 
New Haven 
Norwich . 
Orwell 
Panton 
Pawlet 
Peacham 
Peru 
Pittsford 
Plymouth 
Pomfret . 
Poultney 
Pownal 
Putney 
Reading . 



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Readsboro 

Andrew F 
Robert Ro 
Rockingham 
Rupert 
Rutland . 
Ryegate . 
Salisbury . 
Sandgate 
Shat'tsbury 
Sharon 
Shelbiirne 
Sheldon . 
Sherburne 
Shoreham 
Shrewsbury 
Somerset 
Springfield 
St. Albans 
St. George 
Stamford 
Stockbridge 
Stowe 
Strafford 
Stratton . 
Sudbiu'y . 

Dunbar 
Sunderland 
Swanton . 
Thetford 
Tinmouth 
Topsham 
Townshend 
Tmibridge 
Underbill 

Mansfield 
Wallingford 
Wardsboro 

John Walk 
Waterbury 
Weathersfield 
Wells 
Westford 
Westminster 
Weybridge 
Whiting . 
Williston 



Phillips 



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378 

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386 

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394 

398 

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406 

410 

414 

419 

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427 

431 

435 

439 

443 

447 

456 

461 

465 

469 

473 

477 

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489 

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Wilmington ........ 


557 


Windsor ......... 


566 


Winhall 


569 


Woodford ........ 


573 


Woodstock ........ 


579 


Worcester ........ 


583 



APPENDIX. 



Petitions of Inhabitants of New Hampshire Grants to the King, 1766 589 
Historical Notes . . . . . . . . . . 611 

Index. 



ailA.NTS 



VERMONT TERRITORY 



GOVERNMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



OR^NTS 



VERMONT TERRITORY 



GOVERNMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



ADDISON. 



*Province of New- Hampshire. *2-281 

Addison GEORGE, the Third, 

, ,-*^^— s By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

j I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ — .i^..-*^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain 
Knowledge, and meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling 
a New Plantation within our said Province, by and with the Advice 
of our Trusty and Well-beloved Benning Wentwoeth, Esq; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New- 
Hampshire, in Neiv-Pngland, and of our Council of the said Prov- 
ince; Have upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after 
made, given and granted, and by these presents, for us, our Heirs, 
and Successors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving 
Subjects, Inhabitants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and 
Our other Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, 
whose Names are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst 
them into Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land sit- 



4 CHARTER RECORDS. 

uate, lying and being within our said Province of Neiv-Hampsldre^ 
containing by Admeasurement, Twenty Five Thousand Acres, which 
Tract is to contain Something more than Six Miles square, and no 
more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and 
unimprovable Lauds by Rocks, ]*onds, Mountains and Rivers. One 
Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretarj's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as 
follows. Viz. Begining at the North West Corner of Bridport from 
thence Runing East Seven Miles b}' Bridport to the North East 
Corner thereof then begining at the First bounds Mentjond & then 
running down Wood Creek or (South bay) So farr as to make it Six 
Miles on a streight Line, from thence East Seven Miles, from thence 
Southerly to the North East Corner of Brid[)ort aforesaid — And that 
the same be, and hereby is Licorporated into a Township by the 
Name of Addison And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are hereb}^ declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty F'am- 
ilies resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holdiug 
Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the ^ annually, which Fairs are 

not to continue longer than the respective follow- 

ing the said and that as soon as the said Town 

*2-282 shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opeued 
and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be 
thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first 
IMeeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of 
our said Province, shall be held on the Last Tuesday in November 
next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M*" Sara' Seldon who is 
hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our 
said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for 
the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Sec- 
ond Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Laud within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the saiue by additional 



ADDISON. 5 

Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upoii the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

in. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day 
of December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
month^ or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
14'** Day of October In the Year of our Lord Chiust, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Went worth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson S''^ 



CHAKTER RECORDS. 



Province of New Hamps*" October 14, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origioiial Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 

* 2-283 *The Names of the Grantees of Addison (Viz) 



Simon Ely 
John M'Curdy 
Ezra Selden 
Silvanns Tinker 
Lemuel Bushnell 
Isaac Clark 
William Bebe 2*1 
Hobard Spencer 
George Harris 
Eben' Spencer 
Will'" Booge 
Matt^ Sears 
Sam' Gates 
John M'Call 
Sam' Church 
Benadam Gallop 
Nath' Fisk 
Step" Nott 
Dan' Cone 
Dan' Warner Esq 
Geo : Jaffery Esq 



Joseph Spencer 
John Olmsted 
Christo'' Holmes 
James Olmsted 
Nath' Jones 
Samuel Olmsted 
Jonah Cone 
James Booge 
Eben'' Eams 
Jared Spencer 
Richard Andrews 
James Gates 
Will"! Steward 
Nath' Spuroow 
Josiah Cotton 
Jonas Betton 
Stephen Clerk 
John Kirtland 



Richard Mather 
Sam' Selden 
John Holmes 
Edward Bull 
John Beckwith 
Icha^' Olmsted 
Josej)h Cone 
Aaron Cleaveland 
Isaac Spencer 
Benj=' Allcott 
Matt^^ Smith 
Bezaleel Gates 
James Steward 
Green Hungerford 
James Sparrow 
Dudley Woodbridge 
Dan' Williams 
Gideon Waters 
Richard Wibird Esq 



Tho« Fuller 2^ 

Tlie: Atkinson Jun"" Esq Clement March Esq 

Rev'' Josiah Cotton Jos'' Bl an chard Esq 

& Ja* Stoodley 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, One Whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
One Share for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps*" Octo' 14, 1761 

Recorded from tlie Back of the Origional Cbarter of Addison 
under the Province SeaL / 

Attested '^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



ANDOVER. 



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^s^. 



ATU-n. of 






Taif 7 rrnles 



Bv Br..clA»'-t 






Province of New Hampshire October 14, 1761 
Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Addison 
under the Province Seal 

m Theodore Atkinson SeCy 



ANDOVER. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. 
CxEORGE, THE Third, 



*2-277 



Andover 

- .^^-^^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

) / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

j ^ I To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^,-^^w ■' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragment of settling a JVew Plan- 
tation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our 
Trusty and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Gov- 
ernor and Comniandei- in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hamp- 
shire in New-England, and of Our COUNCIL of the said Province ; 
Have upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, 
given and granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and 
Successors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Sub- 
jects, Inhabitants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our 



8 CHAETER RECORDS. 

other Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose 
Names are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them 
into Seventy Two eqnal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land sit- 
uate, lying and being within our said Province of New- Hampshire., 
containing by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand Five Hun- 
dred Acres., which Tract is to contain Something more than Six 
Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be^ 
made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Or- 
der, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begioing at the South West- 
erly Corner of Ludlow from thence Runing South fifty five Degrees 
East Six Miles by Ludlow to the North Westerly Corner of Flam- 
stead, then by Flamstead about Six Miles to the South West Corner 
thereof, thence North Sixty Three Degrees West Six Miles thence 
North Thirty Degrees East Six Miles & Three Quar""* of a Mile to 
the South Westerly Corner of Ludlow the Bound begun at — And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the 
Name of Andover And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter in- 
habit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Fam- 
ilies resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding 
Tico Fairs., one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs 

are not to continue longer than the respective following 

the said and that as soon as the said Town 

*2-278 shall consist of Fifty F\amilies, a Market may be *opened 

and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be 
thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first 
Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of 
our said Province, shall be held on the First Tuesday of November 
next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M"" Nathan^ House who 
is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, 
which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs 
of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever liere- 
after for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on 
the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the 
said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges 
and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 



ANDOVER. y 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate live Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Pro[)ortion of Land in said 
Townsliip, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Shave in the said T()\vnship, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of our Subjects 
as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and' obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our 
Heirs and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of 
any Act or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shail be 
P^nacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and pa3dng therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Lidian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forevei", 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decem- 
ber^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proc- 
lamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or pos- 
sesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said 
Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons above- 
said, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth 
or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the 
same ; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services what- 
soever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning VVentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
IS*** Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 



10 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



and Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentwortli 

By His Excellency's Command, 
AVitii Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

Province of New Hamps' Octo' 13 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''y 

*2-279 *The Names of the Grantees of Andover (Viz*) 



Nathan' House 
Timoy Wasburne 
James Wriglit 
Nathan Damman 
Elisha Bill 
Eliphalet House 
Gain Miller 
Benj^ Little 
Simeon Curtis 
Freman Ellis 
.lessee Townsend 
Cons* Woodward 
Orlando Mack Jun"^ 



Nathan' Dunham 
John Damman 
Jon^ Swetland 
Will"" Swetland 
Rufus Rude 
Philip Bell 
Nath' White 
Joseph Wright 
Tho^ Lymau 
David Strong 
John Nelson 
Bennony Clark 
Robert Hunter 
Sam' Sprague 



Benajah Bill 

Israel Woodward Jun'' John Sprague 
John Lossan Aaron Clark 

Joseph Hibbard Benj** House 

Denison Kingsbury Steph" Hutchinson 



Sam' Fish 



Israel Woodward 



Asael Clark 
Jon^ Brown 
Tho* Perkins 
John Gibbs Jun' 
Will™ Hunt 
Stephen Hunt Jun"" 
James Simes 
Joseph Loamer 
Will™ Downer 
Orlando Mack 
David Townsend 
Thomas Lyman 
Robert Benet 
Benony Lomis 
Will"" Sims 
Benj'-^ Attwill 
Solo in an Tupper 
Ezekel Thomas 
Mark Hs VVentworth Esq 
John Mills 
John Rond 
Stephen Emerson 



The*^** Atkinson Esq Peter Easman 
Benj^ Emerson Simon Stevens 

Jacob Sawyer Peter Mors 

His Excellenc}^ Penning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
taiu five Hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares, One Share for the Incorpor- 
ated society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Es- 
tablished, One share for the first Settled Miuister of the Gospell & 
One Share for the Benefit of a school in said Town 



ARLINGTON. 



11 



Province of New Hamps*^ Octo : 13, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Andover un- 
der the Prov® Seal 

Attested "^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 







I 



^PlcLTi of Mrxdovit 

2,3 S 00 >4cr«5 



''i-»l^ULt /\A ptl\t^'/i/ 









Prov«« of New Hamps^ Octo' 13, 1761 

Recorded from the l)ack of the Origional Charter of Andover 
under the Prov^ Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^y 



Arling['ton 



1' s 



ARLINGTON. 



*2-81 



*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE, THE Third, 
By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to whotn these Presents shall come^ 
^ ^ — -^^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, 
and raeer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New 
Plantation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of 
our Trusty and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 



12 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Governor and Coinmander in Chief of Our said Province of New- 
Hampshire, in Neiv-Enfiland, and of our Council of the said prov- 
ince ; Have upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after 
made, given and granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, 
and Successors, do give and grant in equal Sliares, unto Our loving- 
Subjects, Inhabitants of Our said Province of New-Hamjyslilre^ and 
Our other Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, 
whose Names are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst 
them into Sixty Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate, lying and being within our said Province of New- Hampshire^ 
containing by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & forty 
Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; 
out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unim- 
provable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One 
Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as 
follows. Viz. Beginning at A Stake Six Miles due North of the 
North West Corner of Bennington from thence due North or by the 
Magnet North Ten degrees East Six Miles from thence East Ten 
degrees South by the Needle Six Miles from thence South Ten 
Degrees West by the Needle Six Miles from thence West Ten 
degrees North Six Miles to the Bounds first Mentioned — And that 
the same be, and herpby is Incorporated into a Township by the 
Name of Arlington And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are herebj^ declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty 
Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of hold- 
ing Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
*2-82 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the First Wednesday in October Next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by Isaac Searl who is hereby 
also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is 
to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our 



ARLINGTON. 13 

said Province ; and that the annual Meeting- for ever hereafter for 
the Choice of such OtMcers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Ap- 
purtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Townshi[», and continue to improve and settle the same b}' additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Gi-ant or Share in 
the said Townshijj, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Thera Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for iNlasting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Laud will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors, 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Lent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annuall}', if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty -fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One isJdlUng 
Proclamation Money, for every Hundred Acres he so ovrns, settles 
or possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of 
the said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 



14 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning VVentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
28*^ Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixtv one And in the First Year of Our Reig-n. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''y 

Province of New Kam\/ July 28^" 1761 

Recorded from the Original und tlie Province Seal — 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

*2-83 *The Names of the Grantees of Arlington (Viz) 



John Searl Ebenez'' Hunt 

Docf Samuel Mather Noah Parsons 



James Lyman 
Elisha Searl 
Nathan Lyman 
Hezzekiah Wright 
Ebenez'' Strong 
Jonathan Strong 
Isaac Searl 
Abiaham Dibble 
David Beebee 
Nehemiah Smedley 
William Warner 
Jedediah Smedley 
Asael Beebee 



Medad Edwards 
John Parsons 
Jon^ Basscomb 
Nathaniel Searl 
Joseph Allen 
Increes Clark 
James Searl 
Jeremiah Hosford 
John Landon 
Josiah Hosford 
Samuel Curtis 
William Hosford 



Moses Kingslej 
Ebenez"^ Clark 
Ephraim Parsons 
Samuel Janes 
Ebenez"^^ Pomry 
Caleb Strong 
Israel Rust 
Timothy Wright 
Daniel Hosford 
Hezekiah Jones 
Hezzekiah Jones 
John Smedley 
John Beebee Esq 
Abraham Hollembeck 
John Dean 



James Beebee 

Jonathan Kilburne Jonathan Killburne Jun*" Benjamin Culver 
Daniel Cole Daniel Hosford jun' Theodore Atkinson Esq 

Mark Hunks Wentworth Esq 

Maj"" John Wentworth Sara" Wentworth Boston 
Benning Wentworth Wiseman Clagget John George Gregger 

Sam" Roberts Henry Borns Peter Lampson & 

Henry Young John Hosford jun"" 

One Tract of Land to Contain Five Hundred Acres for his Excel- 
lency Benning Wentworth Esq as Marked B: W: in the Plan which 
is to be Accounted Two of the within Shares one whole Share for 
the Incorporated Society for Propagating the Gospel in foreign 
Parts One whole Share for A Glebe lor the Church of England as 



ARLINGTON. 



15 



by Law Established one Share for the first Settled Minister of the 
Gospel & one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamp' Jul}- 28'" 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Arlington 
nnder tlie Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^y 



J)■ ^^■£'a<^^<>7■Ay^^c- Tna.qTie.i J.vo'* So-u.i'K. (sTTlilea 



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Province of New Hamp'' July 28 — 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Arlington 
under the Pro^ Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^y 



16 CHARTER RECORDS. 



AVERILL. 



*2-389 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Averill GEORGE, the Third, 

, .— .^^— V . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britiaii, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the P'aith, &c. 

I ' ( To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ — -■.^•^ -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neio Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our 
Trnsty and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Gov- 
ernor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hamp- 
shire in Neu'-England, and of our Council of the said Province; 
Have upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, 
given and granted, and by these Presents, for' us, our Heirs, and 
Successors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Sub- 
jects, Inhabitants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our 
other Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose 
Names are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them 
into Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, con- 
taining by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & forty Acres, 
which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begin- 
ing at the Westerly corner Tree of Limington, then runing by Lym- 
ington to the Northerly corner thereof being about Six Miles & 
carrying that breadth back North Westerly between the Town of 
Lewis & ungranted Lands, so far as that a Parralell Line with Lim- 
ington Line aforesaid will Encompass the Contents of Six Miles 
square — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a 
Township by the Name of Averill And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exer- 
cise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there 
shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the 



AVE RILL. 17 

Liberty of holding Tioo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as the said 

Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be 
*opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may *2-390 
be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to 
the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Second Tues- 
day in August next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M"^ 
Sam : Smith who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said 
first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the 
said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To 
Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, to- 
gether with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cul- 
tivate five Acres of Land within the Term of live Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant 
or Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be hj Us or them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and pa3'ing therefor to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date here- 
of, the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day 



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CHARTER RECORDS. 



of December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decem- 
ber^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shiUing Proc- 
lamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportiton for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs and Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouthj or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness, Benning Wentworth, 
Esq ; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the 29'** Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty two And in the Second Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec^ 

Prov« of New Hamp"- June 29-1762 
Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Prov® Seal 

W T Atkinson Jun' Sec^^ 



*2-391 



*The Names of the Grantees of Averill (Viz) 



Daniel Betts 
Steph"^ Burr 
Steph"! Gold 
Seth Sam : Smith 
Joseph Sanford 
James Sanford 
Nathan Sanford 
Sam : Barlow 
Nath^ Barlow 
John Sanford 
Sam : Hungerford 
Eben' Williams 
Ephr™ Jackson 
Gershom Morhousej' 



Benj* Betts 
Hezekiah Burr 
Philip Burit 
Will"^ Greene 
Zalmon Read 
Steph" Sanford 
Tho^ Perry 
James Barlow 
Steph" Meade 
Lemuel Sanford 
Ezekiel Sanford 
Theo"' Hull 
Nath : Bartlett 
Lemuel Sanford 



David Betts 
Seth Sanford 
Sara' Smith 
Eben' Greene 
Joseph Adams 
Jos'' Sanford Jun^ 
Rich'* Allison 
Jabez Barlow 
Oliver Sanford 
Sara : Averill 
Hezekiah Sanford 
Seth Hull 
Tho» Rouland 
Sara' Cornwell 



AVERTLL. 



19 



Rich<i Squier James Hull Tho« Gold 

Gurdon Merchant David Lyon And^^ Pacthen 

Peter Fairchild Will"^ Havvley Asa Norton 

Reuben Booth And^^ Fairchild Joshua Hall 

Joshua Hall Jun' Simon Couch Jun' James Gray 
Seth Hall Jun' Benj=* Fairchild Zalmon Hill 

Hon : John Downing Esq Hon : John Temple Esq 
L G Ricli'^ Wibird Esq Jos : Newmarch Esq — 

His Excellency Beiining Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B- W-in The Plan, which is to be 
Accounted two of the within shares, one whole share for the Incor- 
porated society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lish'd, one Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel & one 
Share for the benefit of a school in said Town 

Prov« of New Hamp' June 29'»» 1762 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Averill under 
the Pro^ Seal 

W T Atkinson Jun' SeC^ 






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Prov* of New Hamp' June 29^^ 1762 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of averill under 
the Pro^ Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun' Sec^y 



20 CHARTER RECORDS. 



BARNARD. 

*2-73 ^Province of New-Hampshire. 

Bernard GEORGE the Third, 

^ <— -^^.^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France 
\ / and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

i I To all Pe7'S07is to ivhoin these Presents shall come, 

^ -^0"^."-^ -'' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, 
and meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New 
Plantation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of 
our Trusty and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New 
Hampshire in Neiv-England, and of our Council of the said Prov- 
ince; Have upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after 
made, given and granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, 
and Successors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving 
Subjects, Inhabitants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and 
Our other Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, 
whose Names are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst 
them into Sixty Nine equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate, lying and being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, 
containing by Admeasurement, twenty Six Thousand Acres, which 
Tract is to contain Six miles and one half Mile square, and no more ; 
out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unim- 
provable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thous- 
and and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, 
made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secre- 
tary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. 

Viz. Begining at the North East Corner of Bridgwater Which is 
the South west Corner of Pomfret, from Thence North Sixty de- 
grees west Six miles (by Bridgwater) to the Northwest Corner 
Thereof, from Thence North thirty two degrees East Seven miles, 
from Thence South Sixty degrees East Six miles to the Northwest 
Corner of Pomfret from Thence by Pomfret to the first Bounds 
mentioned — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into 
a Township by the Name of Bernard And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 



BARNARD. 21 

be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Lib- 
erty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer 
than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and *2-74 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Tow^u Ofiicers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the first Tuesday of September Next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by William Story who is 
hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of 
Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter 
for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 
Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cul- 
tivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by ad- 
ditional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so do- 
ing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and. 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



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CHARTER RECORDS. 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth day of December, 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said 
Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons above- 
said, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth 
or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the 
same; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventeenth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the first Year of 
Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson SeC^ 

Province of New Hampshire July 17*'' 1761 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



*2-75 *The Names 


of the Grantees of the Township of B 


Bernard 


William Story 


Boston 


Josiah Fairfield 


Wen ham 


Francis Bernard Esq 


Boston 


John Ruddock 


Boston 


John Bernard 


D» 


Elisha Story 


D° 


Abiel Ruddock 


D° 


William Sloan 


D" 


Jarathmiel Converse 


D» 


Francis Bernard jun' 


D« 


Story Daws 


D" 


W™ Daws jun"" 


Do 


Thomas Anderson 


D« 


Jeremiah Saintfair 


D° 


Jon=^ M^far 


D« 


Jonas Jonathan 


Do 


James Hollowell 


D° 


Richard Champny 


Boston 


Thomas Bently 


D" 


Joshua Bently 


Do 


John Delarue 


D« 


Zebulon Grice 


D° 


Ebenez' Pemberton 


Bost° 


Icabod Inkester 


DO 


Joel Bellman 


D" 


Peter Curtis 


D« 


Thomas Kirk 


D« 


Joseph Stoneham 


D° 



BARNARD. 



23 



W™ Dodge Ipswich 

Isaac Dodge D" 
Mathew Fairfield Weiiham 

Isacker Fish D" 

Robert M'-'niellon Boston 

Elias Thompson D° 

Isaac Bucknam Boston 

John Box D° 

Partrick Burt Boston 

John Edward D° 

Arthur Abbot D° 

Joseph Newmarch Esq D° 
Jonathan Lovewell Esq 
George Jaffrey Esq 
Thales Greenwood 
James Macdonnongh 
M' Rich*^ Emerv & 



\ym Dodge jun' Ipswich 

Ismael Tarbox D** 

Tobias Fish Wenham 

Isaac Longfellow Boston 

Isaac Dickman D** 

Benj'* Fairfield Wenham 

Benj^ Goldthwait Boston 

John Box JLin'' D" 

Elisha Hains D« 

Joseph Webb D° 

John Vaughan D** 

Dan" Warner Esq D« 
Sam" Sherburne Esq 
ReV^ Anthony Wibird 
John Wendall 
Hunking Wentworth 

Sam" Wentworth Boston 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq A Tract as marked in 
the Plan B : W: — to Contain Five Hundred Acres which is to be 
Accounted Two of the within Shares One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
One whole Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel one 
Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town One whole Share 
for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Established 

Province of New Hamp' July 17'^ 1761 

Recorded from the Original under the Province Seal 

f Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 







24 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal this IT^*^ July 1761 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 



L s 



BARNET. 

3-54 * Province of New-Hampshire. 

Barnett GEORGE, the Third, 

^ , — ''— ^ >^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ V-— ^*i^ -' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We, of Onr special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Hetv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in 
New-England and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty three equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of New-JIatnpshire, con- 
taining by Admeasurement 23,040 Acres, which Tract is to contain 
Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High Wa3^s and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto an- 
nexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the North 
Westerly Corner Bounds of y^ Town of Ryegate & from thence Run- 
ing South Sixty Eight Degrees East by Ryegate to the North East- 
erly Corner Bounds thereof being a Tree Standing on the Banks of 
the Westerly Side of Connecticut River thence up the said River as 
that Tends so far as to make Six Miles on a Streight Line thence 
Turning off & Runing North 28 Degrees West so far a that a 
Streight Line Drawn from that Period to the North Westerly Corner 
Bounds of Ryegate the Bounds Began at shall Include the Contents 



BARNET. 25 

of Six Miles Square — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorpo- 
rated into a ToAvnship by the Name of Barnet And the Inhabitants 
that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby 
declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the 
Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province 
by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as 
soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fam- 
ilies, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days *3-55 
in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the 
Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the first Tuesday of October next which said Meeting shall be Noti- 
fied by M'' Simons Stevens who is hereby also appointed the Moder- 
ator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the of March annually. 

To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant 
or Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 



26 CHARTER RECORDS. 

ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paj'ing therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Da}^ of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
16'** Day of September In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty Three And in the Third Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec'^ 

Province of New Hampshire Sept' 16*'^ 1763 

Recorded from the Original Charter under the Province Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun'' Sec'^ 

*3-56 *The Names of the Grantees of Barnet Viz 

Simons Stevens Abijah Willard Nathan Baldwin 
William Jennisson Sterns Lemuel Hastings Abel Willard 

Enos Stevens John Hastings Levi Willard 

Elijah Williams Samuel Stevens Thomas Sterns Jun' 

Thomas Furber William Grimes David Brewster 

Joseph Stevens Samuel How Robert Lavit Fowle 

Nathan Willard Phineas Stevens Henry Quincy 

David Stone Samuel Hall Daniel Fowle 



BAKNET. 



27 



Joshua Willard 
Stephen Jones 
Elijah Alexander 
Timothy Taylor 
Willard Stevens 
Samuel Marble 
William Smeed 
Joseph Hammond 
Benjamin Melvin 



Joel Stone 
Jonathan Brewer 
John Searls 
John Ellis 
Ephraim Adams 
John Gould 
Mathew Liverraore 
John Peirce 



Elijah King 
Joseph Stevens Jun' 
Thomas Davis 
Samuel Whitemore 
Thomas Blanchard 
Jeremiah Hall 
Simons Stevens 
Jonathan Hammond 



Abijah Willard Jun' Daniel Jones 
John Blunt Henry Appleton 

Fairbanks Moore Meshech Bell Sen 
John Odiorne Samuel Hobart 



Thomas Sterns Stevens Oliver Fairwell 
Benjamin Hall 
Daniel Odeorne 
Oliver Willard 



Benjamin Bell Sen' 
John Card 



The Hon^^e Theod' Atkinson Jun' ) 

Nathi Barren & [ Esq" 

William Temple ) 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares. One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. 
One whole Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by 
Law Established. One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gos- 
pel & One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town for Ever — 

Province of New Hamp' Sept' 16^^^ 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun' Sec'y 



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CHARTER RECORDS. 




Provmce of New Hamp' Sept' 16'^^ 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun' Sec'' 



P SEAL 



BENNINGTON. 29 



BENNINGTON. 

*Province of New Hampshire *l-47 

GEORGE the Second by the Grace of God 
of Great Brittain France And Ireland King Defender 
of the faith *fcc'* — 
^ s^^-v-*^ ^ To ALL Persons to whom these Presents Shall 

Bennington come, Greeting 

Know ye that We of our Especial Grace, Certain Knowl- 
edge & Mere Motion for the Due Encouragement of Settling A 
New Plantation within Our S'^ Province By and with the Ad- 
vise of Our Trusty & well beloved Benning Wentworth Esq our 
Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province of New 
Hampshire in America And Of Our Council of the Said Province 
Have upon the Conditions & reservations herein after made Given & 
Granted — And by these Presents for us our heirs & Successors Do 
give And Grant in Equal Shares unto our Loveing Subjects Inhabi- 
tants of our Said Province of New Hampshire And his Majesties 
Other Governm" And to thier heirs and Assignes for ever whose 
names Are Entred on this Grant to be Divided to and Amongst 
them into Sixty four Equal Shares All that Tract or Parcell of Land 
Scituate Lying & being within our Said Province of New Hampshire 
Containing by Admeasurement Twenty three thousend & forty 
Acres which Tract is to Contain Six Miles Square & no more Out of 
which An Allowence is to be made for high ways & unimproveable 
Lands, by Rock, Ponds Mountains & Rivers One thousend And forty 
Acres free According to A Plan & Survey thereof made by our Said 
Governour's order by Mathew Clesson Surveyer returnd into the 
Secretarys office And hereunto Annexed Butted and Bounded as 
follows Viz — Begining at A Crotched Hemlock Tree Marked W ; W : 
Six miles Due North of A White Oak Tree Standing in the Northern 
Boundary Line of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay Twenty 
four Miles East of Hudsons River Marked M : C : J : T : and from Said 
Hemlock Tree West Ten degrees North four Miles to A Stake & 
Stones which is the South West Corner and from Said Stake & 
Stones North Ten degrees East Six miles to A Stake & Stones which 
is the North West Corner and from Said Stake & Stones East Ten 
Degrees South Six Miles to A Stake & Stones which is the North 
East Corner And from thence South Ten degrees West Six Miles to 



30 CHARTER RECORDS. 

a Stake & Stones which is the South East Corner & from thence 
West Ten degrees North two Miles to the Crotched Hemlock First 
mentioned — And that the Same be & hereby is Incorporated 
*l-48 into a Township By the Name of *Bennington and the 
Inhabitants that do or Shall hereafter Inhabit the Said 
Township Are hereby Declared to be Enfranchized with and Inti- 
tuled to All & Every the Previledges & Imunities that Other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercize & Enjoy and further 
that the Said Town as Soon as there Shall be fifty families resident 
And Settled thereon Shall have the Liberty of Holding two Fairs 
One of which Shall be held On the first Monday in the Month of 
March and the Other on the iirst Monday in the Month of Septem- 
ber Annually which fairs Are not to Continue And be held Longer 
than the respective Saturdays following the Said Mondays And that 
As Soon as the Said Town Shall Consist of fifty Families A market 
Shall be Opened & kept one or more Days in Each Week as may be 
tho* most Advantagious to the Inhabitants Also that the first Meet- 
ing for the Choice of Town officers Agreeable to the Laws of Our 
Said Province Shall be held on the Last Wednesday of March next 
which Said Meeting Shall be notified by Coll William Williams who 
is hereby also Appointed the Moderator of the Said first Meeting 
which he is to Notify & Govern Agreeable to the Laws & Custom of 
our Said Province And that the Annual Meeting forever hereafter 
for the Choice of Such officers for the S"* Town Shall be on the Last 
Wednesday of March Annually — To have & to hold the said Tract 
of Land as above Expressd togeather with All Previledges And 
Appurtenances to them & thier respective Heirs And Assignes for 
ever upon the following Conditions Viz — 

Imprimis That every Grantee his heirs or Assignes Shall Plant 
And Cultivate Five Acres of Land within the Term of five years for 
Every fifty Acres Contained in his or thier Share or Proportion of 
Land in Said Township And Continue to Improve & Settle the Same 
by Aditionall Cultivations on Penalty of the forfieture of his Grant 
or Share in the Said Township and of its reverting to his Majesty his 
hiers & Successors to be by him or them regranted to Such of his 
Subjects as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same 

Secundo That All white & other Pine Trees within the said 
Township fit for masting our Royal Navy be carefull}^ Preserved for 
that Use And None to be Cut or felld without his Maj'y^ Especial 
Lycence for So doing first had & Obtained upon the Penalty of the 
forfeiture of the right of Such Grantee his hiers or Assignes to us 
our hiers or Successors as well as being Subject to the Penalty of 



BENNINGTON. 31 

Any Act or Acts of Parliament that now are or hereafter Shall be 
Enacted 

Tertio That before Any Division of the Said Land be 
made to and *Amoung the Grantees a Tract of Land as near *l-4:9 
the Center of the Said Township as the Land will admit of, 
Shall be reserved & Marked Out for Town Lotts one of which Shall 
be Allotted to Each Grantee of the Contents of One Acre — 

Quarto Yielding & Paying therefor to us our Hiers &, Successors 
for the Space of Ten Years to be Computed from the Date hereof the 
rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only on the Twenty fifth Day of 
December Annually if Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to be 
made on the Twenty fifth Day of December next Ensueing the Date 
hereof — 

Quinto Every Proprietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yield & Pay 
unto us our hiers & Successors Yearly & every Year for ever from & 
after the Expiration of Ten years from the Date hereof Namly on the 
Twenty fifth Day of December which will be in the year of Our 
Lord 1760 — One Shilling Proclamation Money for every Hundred 
Acres he So Owns Settles or Possesses and so in Proportion for a 
greater or A Lesser Tract of the Said Land which money Shall be 
paid by the Respective Persons above S*^ thier hiers or Assignes iu 
our Council Chamber in Portsmouth or to Such officer or officers as 
Shall be Appointed to receive the Same and this to be in Lieu of all 
other rents or Services whatsoever 

In Testamony whereof We have Caused the Seal of our Said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto Affixed Wittness Penning Wentworth Esq our 
Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province the Third 
Day of January in the Year of Our Lord Christ One thousand Seven 
hundred & forty Nine and in the Twenty third Year of Our Reign — 

B Wentworth 

By his Excelencys Comand 
with Advice of the Council 

Theod' Atkinson Sec'y 

Record the IV^ of Jan^^ 1749 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 

Names of the Grantees 

William Williams Hugh Morrison John Clearing 

Ezeck Johnson John McHarris Josiah Williams 

David Pixley Samuel Kingston Elijah Williams jun' 

Benj'^ Dreadnot Jacob Cooper Samuel Robinson 

John S* Clair Symon Diamond Josiah Williams jun'' 

Edward Longstaff Eph™ Williams Jun' W" Williams jun' 



32 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Nath'^ Sparhawk Simon Sharp 

John Hamond Sami' Taylor Tho' Chelters 

John Perkins Timothy Knox Michael Colbey 

*l-50 Thomas Williams Thomas Walkup*Soloman Williams jim' 

Israel Williams Joseph Patterall Joseph Wood 
Nahum Humphreys jun' John Legonier 



Aron Wire 
Sam^' Stanfast 
Charles Doolittle 
John Calhoon 
Richard Wibird 
Sampson Sheaffe 



William Sabens 
Fortunatus Hunt 
Thomas George 
Peter Diamond 
Sam^' Smith 



John Williams 
John Butterworth 
Thomas Rich 
Theodore Atkinson 
John Downing 
School 

Joseph Simpson 
Foster Wentworth 
John M'^murphy 
Thomas Walingsford 



Ministers 
Benning Wentworth Benning Wentworth 
John Wentworth George Walton 
Clem* March Thomas Bell 

Richard Jennes John Gage 

Attest' Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

Entred & recorded According to the Original this 11*^ Jan'' 1749 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 

A Plan of A Township in his Majesties Province of New Hamp- 
shire on Melloomscock River Twenty miles East of Hudson's River & 
Six miles North of the Province Line — 




s»^»"^A /Vp<":Ai *r^zUjpiM. 



A Plan of a Town Ship of Six mile Square Lying in his Majesties 
Province of New Hampshire Laid Out by Mathew Clesson Surveyer 
Abraham Bass John Hooker Ezekail Foster & Sam'' Calhoon Chain- 



BENNINGTON. 33 

men ill Pursuance of an order from his Excelency Benninpj Went- 
wortli Esq Governour of Said Province to Coll William Williams 
Lying Six miles North of the I^rovince Line that was run by M"" 
Richard Hazzen between Said Government and the Province of the 
^Massachusetts Bay and Twenty Miles East of Iludsons River (Viz) 
begining at a Crotched Hemlock Tree Marked W : W : Six miles 
Due North or at a Right Angle from S'^ Province Line Said Angle 
Comenceing at a White Oak Tree in Said Line Marked M : C : J : T : 
which Tree is Twenty four Miles East from Hudsons River Allowing 
one Chane in Thirty for Swagg (which Allowence is made thr6 the 
whole following Survey) and from Said Hemlock Tree W : 10*^ North 
four Miles to A Stake & Stones and from Said Stake & Stones 
North 10^ East Six Miles to a Stake & Stones *from thence *1-51 
E: 10^' South Six miles to A Stake & Stones and from thence 
South lO'^ West to A Stake & Stones and from thence West lO'J 
North Two Miles to the Hemlock first Mentioned which Survey 
was made November 1749 

^ Mr Mathew Cleson Survey' 

Hamp' ss October 30**^ 1749 Mathew Cleson Survey' John Taylor 
Ezekiel Foster & W°» Williston Chain men & on Nov : 3'' 1749 John 
Hooker Abraham Bass & Sam'' Calhoon were all Sworne to the faith- 
full Performances of thier respective Services afore Said and for the 
above Survey 

Coram Timothy Dwight Jus' Pac^ 

A Plan of the Township of Bennington Granted by his Excelency 
Benning Wentworth Esq Governour &C''' and the Hon^'*^ His Maj'y* 
Council of New Hampshire in America unto Coll W™ Williams & 
Others Jan'y 3^' 1749 As it is to be Plotted by a Surveyer & Chain 
men upon Oath unto Each Proprietor or Grantee in Equal Shares be 
thier Lotts better or worse (Excepting the four Lotts next the Town 
Plott or Scite which are Sixteen Acres Less Measure than the other 
Lotts) as they were Drawn by the Agents for the Proprietors — Li 
Portsmouth Jan'J' lO^*" 1749 and were Entred by the Secretary of Said 
Province upon this Plan Each Man takeing his Chance whose Name 
Stands in the Schednle Annexed to the Grant of s*' Township 



34 



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BERLIN. 35 

BERLIN. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-473 

Berlin GEORGE, the Third, 

, .-*^— ^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

J ' "( ^" '^^^ Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^— ^^ — ■ - Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning VVentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in 
Neiv-Enjilayuh and of our Council of the said Province ; Have, 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of JVew-Hampshire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the North Easterly Corner 
of ^Nloretown at the southerly side of Onion or French River, from 
thence Easterly up said River & bounding on the same so far as to 
make six Miles on a streight Line allowing the same to be Perpen- 
dicular with the Easterly Line of said Moretown, from thence South- 
erly a Parralell Lino with the Easterly Line of said Moretown Six 
Miles, from thence Westerly about six Miles to the southerly corner 
of Moretown from thence Northerly l)y said Moretown six Miles to 
the said River the place begun at And that the same be, and hereb}' 
is Incorijorated into a Townshi[» by the Name of Berlin And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with andlntitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 



36 CHARTER RECORDS. 

ince by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town 
as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Falrs^ one of which shall be 
held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that 

as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a 
*2-474 Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each 
Week, as may be thought most advantageous to the Inhabi- 
tants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, 
agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the ID^** 
July next which said meeting shall be Notified by Theodore Van 
Wyck Esq' who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said 
first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meet- 
ing for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, npon the following Conditions, viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of tive Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectuall}' settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, npon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

in. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twentj'-fifth Day of 



BERLIN. 37 

December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-iifth da}' of Decemher. 1768 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
Beeemlirr, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouthy or to such Ofticer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness BenjSTING Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Eighth Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec^y 

Province of New Hamp"^ June S'** 1763 

Recorded according to the original Charter under the Pro^ Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun' Sec'y 

*2-474 *The Names of the Grantees of Berlin (Viz) 

Rev** D' Chauncy Graham Jacob Griffin Matthias Horton 

Matthew Brett John Sheerar David Love 

John Sheerar Jun Henry Ter Bos Jun John Bally Jun' 

Cornelius Van Wyck Gabriel Many Wines Many 

Will™ Laurence John J Langdon Matt'' Allen 

Aaron Brown Isaac Teller Jun Jere***^ Teller 

Charles Piatt Tho^ Sheerar Will'" Sheerar 

Benj'"* Roe Tlieodorus Van Wyck Jun"" David Sheerar 

Theodorus Van Wyck Peter Horton Isaac Adriance 

Simeon Smitii Cap' Jacobus Swartwo Rob*^ Sheerarut 

Chauncy Graham Jun' Joseph Dorlin Geo: Isaac Brinckerhoff 

Francis Way Dan* Lightheart Will"" Van Wyck 

John Van Wyck Benj* Southard Jonas Canniff 

Cap*^ Cornelius Swartwout Jacobus Swartwout Jun' Jonas Southard 



38 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Will'" Van tine 

Nath' Sackett 

Daniel Haasbrook 

Isaac Hodge 

Coll" John Brinckerhoff 



Esq'^ 



James Wiltsie John Cooke 

Andrew Bracestead Benj-^ Haasbrook 
John Haltstead Cornelius Osburn 

John Montross Hendrick Brewoort 

Patrick M^Key Sam^ Averill 

Daniel Sawyer Jun' 

Hon: John Temple ^ Will" Temple 

Theo Atkinson : > Esq''^ John Nelson 

M'^ Hs VVentworth ) Theo: Atkinson Jnn' ^ 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq' a Tract of Land to 

Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-VV in the Plan, which is 

to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole Share for the 

Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 

Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 

Establish'd, One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospell & 

One Share for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Prov^ of New Harap"^ June 8"'— 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Berlin under 
the Pro''' Seal 

13 T Atkinson Jun' Sec'^' 




Province of New Hamp' June 8 — 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Berlin under 
the Pro^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun' Sec^^' 



BLOOMFIELD. 39 



BLOOM FIELD. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-377 

Mineliead (tEOIIGE, the Third, 

, ,— .1^— ^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

) , , ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persona to ivhom these Presents shall come. 



V s 



MLS 



Greeting. 



Know ye, tliat We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nicer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Bknning Weistworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshike in 
New-EnylawU and of our CouNCTi. of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, uuto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hainpshire , and to Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred (>n this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire , containing by 
Admeasurement Twenty Three Thousand & ioriy Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an 
Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and F'orty 
Acres free, according to a plan and Survey thereof, made by Our 
said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and 
hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining 
at the most Easterly Corner of Brunswick at a Tree marked Stand- 
ing on the Westerly side of Connecticut River at a place called the 
upper Co'os thence North Easterly up Connecticut River bounding 
upon said River so farr as to make Six Miles upon a Streight Line, 
tlience carrying that breadth of six Miles North Westerly so farr as 
that a Parralel line with the streight Line afores'' will make the Con- 
tents of Six Miles Square — And that the same be, and hereby is 
In','orporated into a Townshi[) by the Name of Minehead And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be F^nfranchized with and Intitled to all and 
every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our 
Province by Law Exercise and F^njoy : And further, that the said 



40 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which 
shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
*2-378 of Fifty Families, a Market may be *o])ened and kept one 
or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advan- 
tagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice 
of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the Second Thursday in August which said Meeting shall be 
Notified by M' Sam : Averill who is hereby also ayjpointed the Mod- 
erator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annu- 
ally. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above ex- 
pressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and 
their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Condi- 
tions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be b}^ Us, or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, and shall be reserved and marked out 
for Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn onlj', on the twenty-fifth Day of 



BLOOMFIELD. 



41 



Decemher annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of Decemher, namely, on the twenty-fifth day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this is to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
29''^ day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty two And in the Second Year of Our 
Reign . 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' Sects' 

Province of New Hamp' June 29'^* 1762 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pro^ Seal 

T Atkinson Jun"" SeC' 

*The Names of the Grantees of Minehead Viz *2-379 



Rev*^Noah Waddams Rev*^ Elijah Sill 
Rev*^ Silvanus Osburn Auo-er Judson 



Elisha Mills 
David Doldwin Jun' 
Nathan Beardslee 
John Hains 
Israel Johnson 
Joseph Davis 
Heath Garlick 
Dan' Bostwick 
Joseph Wheten 
Cap' Nath : Boswick 
David Hawley 
Elias Keene 
Zach''!' Nobles 



Sam' Jones 
Medad Wright 
Brewster Dayton 
Tho^ Wooster 
Sam' Cathfield J' 
Sam : Nichols 
Reuben Booth 
Dan' Peckitt 
Samuel Mallery 
Dan' Averill 
Josiah Caswell 
Steph" Nobles 
Moroin Nobles 



Rev^' Joel Bordwell 
Beach Thomlinson 
Sam' Hurd 
Ephr"^ Beers 
Steph" Frost 
Joseph Holbrook 
Wooster Twichell 
Benj* Benitt 
Mark Langdon 
Sam' Canfield 
Steph" Moreshouse 
Moses Averill 
Dan : Keene 
Israel Nobles 
Zephan'''' Branch 



42 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Benj* Mallery Sain^ Mallery Butler Mallery 

Cap* Elipba'^ VVhitelsey Tho'' Beeman Aaron PhelpvS Jiin' 

Sam^ Prindle Cap* Nathan Hicok John Marsh Portsm*' 

Joseph Calhown James C'alhown David Calhovvn 

Johij Calhown Will: Cogswell Sam : Averill 

Hon Theo : Atkiuson Esq Will : Temple Esq Rich'^ Wirbird Esq 

Dan : Warner Esq 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq. a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-W- in the Plan w^'' is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares one whole share for the Incor- 
j)orated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lish'd, one Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel & one 
Share for the Benefit of a school in said Town — 

Pro^ of New Hamp^ June 29"' 1762 

recorded from the Back of the Original Carter of Minehead under 
the Pro^ Seal 

T .Vtkinson Jun' Sec"' 



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Prov« New Hamp' June 29"' 1762 

Recorded fi-om the Back of the Original Charter of Minehead 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec' 



BOLTON. 43 



BOLTON. 



*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-437 

lU)lioii GEORGE, THE Thiud 

. — » — -s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britian, France and 
\ 3 . ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
j ^ { To all Pej'sons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ v-*^.-^ ^ (ireetinp;. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nieer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVew Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
NcH'-Eiijiland, and of our COUNCIL of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Eand situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more : out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
Higli Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and re- 
turned into the Secretary's Othce, and hereunto annexed, butted and 
bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the Sonth East Corner of Jer- 
ico on the Northerly side of Onion River (so called) from thence 
Easterly runing up said River, so far as to make six Miles on a Line 
Perpendicular with the South Easterly Line of said Jerico, from 
thence Runing Six Miles Northerly upon a Parralell Line with the 
line on the Easterly side of Jerico, from thence Runing Westerly 
about six Miles to the North Easterly corner of said Jerico, from 
thence Southerly by Jerico to where we began — And that the same 
be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Bol- 
ton, And the Inhabitants that door shall hereafter inhabit the said 
Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled 
to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns 
within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that 
the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and 
settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of 



44 CHARTER RECORDS. 

which shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Tairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
*2-438 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the 27"* Day of July next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by M' Tho^ Darling who is hereby also ap- 
pointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify 
and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; 
and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of 
such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 
March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as 
above expressed, to gether with all Privileges and Appurtenances, 
to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the 
following Conditions, viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his oj- their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-gra!ited to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

in. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and i)aying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twentv-fifth Dav of December. 1763 



BOLTOX. 



45 



V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of 0\ir Lord 1773 (hte shillini/ Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of June In the Year of our Lord Chkist, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our 



Reign. 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' 



B Wentworth 



Sec^y 



Prov® New Hamp' June 7-1763 

Recorded According to the Original under the Prov^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun' Sec'^ 



^The Names of the Grantees of Bolton (Viz) 



*2-439 



George Bunnell 
John Bonn ell 
Tho^ Darling 
Bethuel Person 
Israel Ward 
David Ward 
Nathan Wilkison 
Stephen Tuttle 
Daniel Tuttle 
Tho* Kiney 
Phillip Hathaway 
Benj'"* Coe 
Eben' Haulbert 
Elisha Frazee 
John Macgilura 
Stephen Day 
William Darling 



Josiah Broadwill 
Alex^ Simpson 
Isaac Clarke 
Ezekiel Johnson 
Jacob Morrell 
Tho« Millidge 
Alex' Carmicheal 
Jon" Wilkison 
Tho* Osborne 
John Johnson 
Tho^ Throope 
Eben' Coe 
Sam^ Hainds 
Nath^ Cogswill 
Enoch Beach 
George Day 
Thomas Day Esq"' 



Nath' Bonnell 
Will"" Broadwill 
Henry Broadwill 
Joel Osborn 
Lawrence Wilson 
Stephen Moore 
Isaac Tuttle 
Christ" Wood 
Gil m on Freeman 
Ephr™ Hayward 
Elisha Wick 
Seth Babbit 
Wilber Clark 
Dan' Cogswill 
Crowell Wilkerson 
Seth Crowell Jun' 
Paul Day 



46 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Benf Day Matthias Clark Rich'' Minthorn 

Joseph Ward David Samson Joseph Winget 

Timothy Day 
Sam' Averill Patridge Thatcher The Hon. Rich'' Wibird 1 

Col** Joseph Smith ( p, r^ Zebulon Giddings John Downing > Esq''* 
Peter Gilniau ) '^^ Daniel Warner ) 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq' a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B. W in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two oft he within shares, One whole share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Eslablish'd, One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel, 
& One Share for the benefit of a School in said Town 

Province of New Hamp'' June 7-1763 

Recorded According to the Back of the original Charter Bolton 
under the Pr° Seal 

m T Atkinson Jun' Sec^y 




S92M^^^r^^_^o:py A£^?^S^^ 



Belt, 



7%, 






.•r» 




BRANDON. 47 

Pro^ of New Ham]/ June 7-1763 

Recorded from tlie Plan of the original Charter of Bolton und' the 
Pro^' Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 




BRANDON. 

*2-325 *Provinee of New-Hampshire. 

GEORGE, THE Third, 
By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, P>ance and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &g. 

To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come. 
Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nieer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JYetr Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentnvohth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Havp:, 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for ns, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Snbjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Onr said Province of Hew- Hampshire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty Two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of Neir-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement About Twenty Three Thousand Acres, which Tract 
is to contain About Six Miles square, and no more: out of which an 
Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty 
Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our 
said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and 
hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at 
the North Westerly Corner of Pittsford a Town lately Granted 
within this Province & from thence Runing North, Four Degrees 
West Six Miles, thence Runing East Five Deg^ South Six Miles, 
thence South Four Deg^ East Six Miles to the North Easterly Corner 
of Pittsford afores'* thence West Five Deg' North Six Miles by Pitts- 
ford Afores*^ to the North Westerly Corner thereof the Bounds begun 
at And that the same be. and hereby is Incorporated into a Town- 
shi[) by the Name of Neshobe And the Inhabitants that do or shall 



48 CHARTER RECORDS. 

hereafter iiiluibit the said Township, are hereby dechired to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our ProAdnce by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the annually, which Fairs are not 

to continue longer than the respective following 

the said and that as soon as the said Town 

shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened *2-326 
and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be 
thought most advantagious to tlie Inhabitants. Also, that the first 
Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of 
our said Province, shall be held on the Last Tuesday of November 
next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Cap*^ Josiah Powers 
who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, 
which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs 
of Our said Province; and that the annual JNleeting for ever here- 
after for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on 
the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the 
said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges 
and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us. our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Onr Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 



BRANDON. 49 

IV. Yielding ami paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and i)ay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and everj^ Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of Decemher., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwokth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Twentieth Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of 
Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

Province of New Hamps' Nov"" 3, 17dl 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
seal 

1^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^y 

*The Names of the Grantees of Neshobe Viz *2-327 

.losiah Powers William Kyes Boaz Brown 

David Powers Benj^ Shattock jun' Silas Wetherbee 

.lonathan Read John Fox William Farr 

Levi Farr Aaron Davis Samuel Pool 

Nath" Farr Stephen Brown David Munrow 

Walter Powers Joseph Fuller Phinehas Wilder 

Edward Brown David Veners Nehemiah Fuller 

Pvzekiel Wright John Lampson Aaron Brown 

John Cum'ing Daniel Pond Amos Lampson 



50 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Silas Lanipsoii 
Eliphalet Fales 
Peter Wright 
Eph"» Brown 
Josiali Imwood 
Aaron lirown 
Benj'^ Robins 
Benj** Powers 
Ezekiel Powers 
Titus Salter 
Thomas Gibbs 
Benjamin Read 
Timothy Hale 



Nath" Fellows 
Nathan Chase 
Joshua Wright 
Nath'i Russell Esq 
Thomas Sawyer 
Elijah Powers 
David Spafford 
David Fales 



Josiah Powers juir 
Asa Holyest 
Tilly Wilder 
William Russell 
William Frye 
Aaron Brown juu"" 
P^zekiel Powers 
Silas Brown 
Theodore Atkinson Esq Joseph Nevvraarch Esq 
Eph'" Sherman E[)h™ Sherman jun' 

William Sliattock Jon" Hartwell 

Joseph Read Thomas Munrow 

Thomas Barret Timothy Fox 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B- W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted Two of the within shares, Ojie whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospell 
& One Share for the Benefit of a school in said Town — 

Province of New Hampshire Nov' 3. 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Neshobe under 
the Province Seal — 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



BRATTLEBOROUGH. 



51 



J^CLtt r Jay» llSov^/t Six 7T7xlta 




Province of New Hamps'' Nov' 3, 1761 



Recorded from the back of the Original Charter of Neshobe under 



the Province Seal 



Theodore Atkinson Se""' 



BRATTLEBOROUGH. 



»,1 ►■• K 

P. s- 



*1-181 *Province of New Hampshire 

,-w^^-. ^ George the Second by the Grace of God of 

Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the 
Faith &c=^ 

To AH Persons to whom these Presents Shall come 
Greeting 
See Page (223) Know Yc that We of our Special Grace certain 

more Time given Knowledge & mere motion for the Due Encour- 

agement of Settling A New Plantation within our Said Province By 
& with the advice of our Trusty & well beloved Beuning Went worth 
Esq our Governour and Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province 



Brattleborrough 



52 CHARTER RECORDS. 

of New Hampshire in America and of our Council of the S'^ Province 
Have upon the Conditions & Reservations hereafter made Given & 
Granted & by these Presents for us our heirs & Successors Do Give 
& Grant in Equal Shares unto our Loving Subjects Inhabitants of 
our Said Province of New Hampshire and his Majestys Other Gov- 
ernments and to their heirs & assigns for P^ver whose Names Are 
Entered on this Grant to be Divided to & Amoungst them into fifty 
Six Shares (Two of which Shares to be Laid out in one Tract of the 
Contents of Eight Hundred Acres for his Excellency Benning Went- 
worth Esq and is in full for his Two Shares hereof which Tract is 
bounded as follows Viz begining at the rocks at the upper End of the 
Fort meadow so called up Connecticut River two hundred & forty 
Rodds & to Carry that Breadth back West ten degrees North So far 
as to Contain Eight Hundred Acres) All that Tract or Parcel of 
Land Scituate Lying & being within our Province of New Hampshire 
Containing by Admeasurement Nineteen thousend Three hund<^ & 
Sixty Acres which Tract is to Contain five miles & one half mile 
square & no more out of which an allowence is to be made for high- 
ways & unimprovable Lands by Rocks Mountains Ponds & Rivers One 
thousend & forty acres free According to A Plan thereof made & Pre- 
sented by our Said (xovernours orders and hereunto Annexed Butted 
and Bounded as followeth — Viz — begining at the mouth of Venters 
Brook So called where it Empties it self into Connecticut River and 
ruYJs from thence six miles or thereabouts to the South East C'orner 
of Marlebrough thence five miles North Ten degrees East by Marle- 
brough aforesaid to A Stake & Stones in Said Line thence East Ten 
degrees South to Connecticut River aforesaid then Down Said River 
to the Bounds first mentioned at Venters brook Except A Tract of 
Land Lying in the Said East Corner of tbe said Township Contain- 
ing about Two hundred Acres as the same is now fenced in & 
Improved which is hereby Granted & Assigned to Oliver Willard 

& to his heirs And Assignes One of the within Grantees He 
*1-182 having *heretofore Cleared and Improved the Said Tract 

and is to be in full for his Share & Proportion of the said 
Township Said Two hundred Acres are Bounded as followeth Viz Be- 
gining At Venters Brook and runs West lO"^ North Sixt}' Rods to a 
Hill & then runs under the Hill round as the Hill runs to the rocks 
at the upper End of the meadow called fort meadow thence Down 
the river to Venters Brook — And that the Same be and is incorpo- 
rated into a Township by the Name of Brattleburough And that the 
Inhabitants that do or Shall hereafter inhabit Said Township Are 
hereby Declared to be Enfranchized with & Entituled to all & every 
the Previledg€s & Imunitys that other Towns within our s'' Province 



BKATTLEBOROUGH. 53 

l)V Law Exercise & Enjoy and fnrther that the s'^ Town as soon as 
there shall be fifty familys resident & Settled thereon Shall have the 
Liberty of holding- Two fairs one of which Shall be held on the first 
Thursday in October Annually and the Other on the first Thursday 
in Feb'-'' Annually which Fairs Are not to Continue & be held 
Longer than the Respective Saturdays following the s** Respective 
Thursdays And As Soon as the Said Town Shall Consist of fifty fam- 
ilys A Market Shall be Opened & kept one or more Days in Each 
Week as may be tho' most Advantagious to the Ldiabitants Also 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town officers Agreable to 
the Laws of our Said Province Shall be held on the fifteen Day of 
Jan'y next which Meeting Shall be Notifyed by Josiah Willard Esq 
who is hereby also Appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting 
which he is to Notify & Govern Agreable to the Laws & Customs of 
our Said Province And that the Annual Meeting for ever hereafter 
for the Choice of Such officers of Said Town Shall be on the first 
Wednesday in March Annually To have & to hold the Said Tract 
of Land as above Expressed togeather with All the Previledges & 
Appurtenances to them & their respective heirs And Assignes for 
ever Upon the following Conditions — Viz — That every Grantee his 
heirs or assignes Shall Plant or Cultivate five Acres of Land within 
the Term of five years for every fifty Acres Contained in his or their 
Share or Proportion of Land in said Township And Continue to Im- 
prove & Settle the Same by Aditional Cultivation on Penalty of the 
forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the Said Township and its revert- 
ing to his Majesty his heirs & successors to be by him or them Re- 
granted to such of his Subjects as Shall Effectually Settle & Culti- 
vate the Same That all white & other Pine Trees within the Said 
Township fit for Masting our Royal Navy be carefully Pre- 
served for *that Use and none to be Cut or felled without *1-183 
his Majestys Especial Lycence for So doing first had & Ob- 
taind upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of the Right of Such Grantee 
his heirs or assignes to us our heirs & Successors as well as being subject 
to the Penalty of Any Act or Acts of Parliament that now are or 
hereafter Shall be Enacted also his Maj^ys fort Dum'er & A Tract 
of Land of fifty rods Square round it — Viz — fifty rods West Twenty 
five Rods South & Twenty five Rods North of said Fort — That before 
Any Division of the Land be made to And Amoungst the Grantees A 
Tract of Land as near the Center of the Townshi[) as the Land will 
Admit of Shall be reserved & marked Out for Town Lotts one of 
whicli Shall be allotted to Each Grantee of the Contents of one 
Acre Yeilding & Paying therefor to us our heirs & successors for the 
Space of Ten years to be Computed from the Date hereof the Rent 



54 CHARTER RECORDS. 

of one Ear of Indian Corn only on the first day of January Annually 
if Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to be made on the first Day 
of January after the first of January next Ensueing the Date hereof 
and every Proprietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yeild & Pay unto us 
our heirs & successors Yearly & Every year for ever from & after the 
Expiration of the Ten years from the Date hereof Namely on the first 
Day of January which will be in the year of our Lord Christ one 
thousend Seven hundred & sixty four One Shilling Proclamation 
money for every hundred Acres he so owns Settles or Possesses and 
So in Proportion for A Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land 
which money Shall be paid by the Respective Persons abovesaid their 
heirs or assigns In our Council Chamber In Portsmouth or to such 
officer or officers as Shall be Appointed to Receive the Same and this 
to be in Lieu of All Other Rents & Services whatsoever in Testi- 
mony hereof We have Caused the Seal of our Said Province to be 
hereunto affixed Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq our Governour 
& Commander in Chieff of our Said Province the Twenty sixth Day 
of December in the year of our Lord Christ 1753 And in the Twenty 
seventh year of Our Reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Comand with 
Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 

Entred & recorded According to the Original Under the Prov Seal 
this 27'^' Day of December 1753 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^ 

Names of the Grantees of Brattleburough-Viz — 

William Brattle, Jacob Wendell, James Read, 

Isaac Bradish, Owen Warland, William Lee, 

Ebenezer Smith, William Gamage, John Hicks, 
*1-184 *Ebenezer Bradish, James Whitemore, William Manning, 

Thomas Sherren, Thomas Hastings, Jonathan Sprague, 
John Warland, Benjamin Lynde, Andrew Oliver jun', 

William Bowls, Cornelius Woodbury, William Willard, 

Oliver Willard, Samuel Allen, Moses Wright, 

Sampson French, Joseph French, William Fessenden, 

Stephen Palmer, Stephen Palmer jun', William Barrett, 
Daniel Printice, Caleb Prentice, Ebenezer Stedman, 

Edward Marritt jun% Abner Hasey, Benjamin French, 

Thomas Blanchard, Thomas Blanchard jun', Jacob Fletcher, 
Samuel Searles, Samuel French, Sampson Willard, 



BRATTLEBOROUGH. 



55 



Oliver Coleburne, Jeremiah Coleburne, Peter Powers, 
Stephen Powers, Daniel Emerson, William Laurence, 

Abel I^aiirence, Mathew Livermore, Theodore Atkinson, 

his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq A Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Eight hundred Acres which is to be Accounted Two of the 
within mentioned Shares & Laid out & Bounded as within mentioned 
One whole Share for the Licorporated Society for the Propagation of 
the Gospel in forreign Parts one whole Share for the first Settled 
Minister of the Gospel in Said Town, One whole Share for a Glebe 
for the Ministry of the Church of England as by Law Established — 
Also his Maj^ys Fort Dumraer and a Tract of Land of Fifty rods 
Square round it Viz — 50 rods West Twenty five rods South & 
Twenty five rods North of said fort 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter for Brattleburough the 
27*'' Day of December 1753 

^# Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 



r.a 



xV 



'y^W 






Ht-^'Up'^' ?^?M 



yi«>Up<" i^?M. 




^* 



Taken from the Plan on the Back of the Charter of Brattlebur- 
ough this 27"' of December 1753 

le Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 



56 charter records. 

[Brattleboro Charter Renewed, 1760.] 

*l-22o *Province of ) George the Second by the Grace of God of 
New Hamp' \ Great Britain France & Ireland King De- 

Brattlebnrough fender of the Faith &c'' 
Lengthned Out &q^ To All People to whom these Presents Shall 
^ ^ s, come Greeting 

f ^ Whereas We of our Special Grace & mere 

<( Prov Seal )■ Motion for the due Encouragement And Set- 

I J tling of a New Plantation within our Province 

"- .^ -^ of New Hampshire by Oui- Letters Patent 

See (181) or Charter under the Seal of Our Said Prov- 

ince Dated the 26*^' Day of December in the Twenty Seventh year 
of Our Reign Granted a Tract of Land equal to Six Miles Square 
bounded as therein expressed to a Number of Our Loyal Sub- 
jects whose Names are Entred on the Same to Hold to them their 
Heirs & Assigns on the Conditions therein declared to be a Town 
Corporate by the Name of Brattleburough as by referrence to the 
sd Charter may more fully Appear — 

And Whereas the Said Grantees have represented that by the In- 
tervention of an Indian Warr Since the making of said Grant it has 
been Impracticable to Comply with and fulfill the Conditions afore- 
said & Humbly suplicated us not to take advantage of the Breach 
of said Conditions but to Lengthen out & Grant them some 
reasonable Term for the Performance thereof after the Said hiipedi- 
ment shall cease 

Now Know Ye that We being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed have of our Further Grace & Favour suspended our Claim of 
the Forfeitures which the said Grantees may have incurrd and by 
these Presents do Grant unto the Said Grantees their Heirs & As- 
signs the Term of One Year for Promoteing & Fullfilling the Condi- 
tions Matters & Things by them to be done which Term is to be 
renewd Annually until His Maj''^'^ Plenary Instructions Shall be 
received relative to the Incident that has Prevented A Complyence 
with the Charter according to the True Intent & Meaning thereof — 

In Testimony whereof We have caused the Seal of Our Said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed Wittness Penning Wentworth Esq our 
Governour & Com'ander in Chieff the Eleventh Day of June 
Annoq Domini 1760 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Com'and 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



BRATTLEBOROTJGH. 57 

IVov of New lianip'' 

Recorded according to the Original under the Province Seal the 
12'" Day of June 17G0 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 



[BUATTLEBORO CHARTER RENEWED, 1761.] 

*Province of New Hampshire *1-2B8 

Brattleburough George The Third by the Gi-ace of God of 

, ^^--^-^-^ . Great Britain F'rance & Ireland King Defender of tlie 
\ / faith &c- 

i I To all whom these Presents shall come Greeting 

' -^...^.^.^ J Whereas our Late Royall Grandfather King 

George tlie Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special grace 
and mere motion for the Encouragement of setling a "^qw Plantation 
within our said Province of New Hampshire by his Letters Patient 
or Charter under the Seal of our said Province dated the 26"^ day of 
Decemb' 1753 & in the 27''' Year of his Majestys Reign Grant a 
Tract of Land equal to five & i Miles square Bounded as therein 
Expressed to a Number of our Loyal Subjects whose Names are 
Entered on the same to hold to them their Heirs or Assigns on the 
Conditions therein Declared to be a Town Corporate by the Name of 
Brattlebourough as by Reference to the said Charter may more fully 
appear 

And whereas the said Grantees have Represented that by the 
Intervention of an Indian Warr since making y*^ said Grant it has 
been Impracticable to comply with and fulfill the Conditions & hum- 
bly Supplicated us not to take Advantage of the Breach of said Con- 
ditions but to Lengthen out & Grant them some Reasonable time for 
Performance thereof after the said Impediment shall Cease 

Now Know Ye that we being willing to Promote the End Proposed 
have of our Further Grace «S: Favour Suspended our Claim of the 
forfeiture whicli the said Grantees may liave Incurred & by these 
Presents do grant unto the said Grantees tlieir Heirs & Assigns the 
Term of one Year for Performing & Fulfilling the Conditions Mat- 
ters & things by them to be done which Term is to be Renewed An- 
nually if the same Impediment Remains untill our Plenary Instruc- 
tions shall be Received Relating to the Incident that has Prevented 
a Compliance with the said Charter According to the Intent & 
meaning of the same 

In Testimony whereof we have Caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto Affixed Witness Penning Wentworth 



68 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Esq' our Governour and Couimaiider in C'heif of onr Province afore- 
said the 6"" day of July in the Year of our Lord Christ 1761 and in 
the first Year of his Majestys Reign 



B Went worth 



By his Excellency's Command 
with Advice of Council 

Theod' Atkinson Se'^ 

Prov« of New Hamp"" July 7'^ 1761 
Recorded from the original 



19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 




BRIDGEWATER. 

*2-65 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Bridgewater GEORGE the Third, 

By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to wltojn these Presents shall come,, 
Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, 
and nieer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New 
Plantation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of 
our Trusty and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New- 
Hampshire in New-England., and of our Council of the said Prov- 
ince; Have upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after 
made, given and granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, 
and Successors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving 
Subjects, Inhabitants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshii-e, and 
Our other (Tovernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, 
whose Names are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst 
them into Sixty Seven equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate, lying and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, 
containing by Admeasurement, twenty Eight Thousand ^(?res, which 
Tract is to contain Somthing then Six miles and one half Mile 
square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and re- 
turned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and 
bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the North west Corner of 



BHIDGEWATEE. 50 

Reading from Thence North Sixty four degrees west Six miles by the 
North Line of Saltash from Thence North thirty two degrees East 
Eight miles, from Thence South Sixty two Degrees East Six miles 
from Thence Soutli thirty two Degrees West Seven miles and one 
half mile to the first Bounds Mentioned — And that the same be, and 
hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Bridgwater 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the 
said Town as soon as there shall be Eifty Eamilies resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which 
shall be held on the " And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer 
than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and *2-66 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Last thursday of August Next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by Oliver Willard who is 
hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of 
Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter 
for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 
Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cul- 
tivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by ad- 
ditional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Townshi]), and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township^ 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Onr special Licence for so do- 
ing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 



60 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding- and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annuall}'', if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shillmg 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said 
Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons above- 
said, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Cltamber in Port>mouth^ 
or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the 
same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Tenth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the first Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson SeC^ 
Prov« N Hamp' July 10"^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pro^ Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^' 

*2-67 *The Names of the Grantees of Bridgwater — viz 

Seth Field Orlando Bridgman John Bridgman 

Rufus Field Thomas Emmons Quartus Poniroy 

Stephen Pomroy Timothj' Herrington Joseph Burt 

James Harwood Andrew Harwood Isaac Parker 

Thomas Sargents Elijah Williams Oliver Field 



BRIDGEWATER. 



61 



Oliver Warner ' Elijah Alexander John Hart 

Beniiiiijr AVentworth Rev'^ M' M^'C'lentock &Mesheck Wears Esq 



Samuel Mattoon 
Samuel Johnson 
Josiah Lock 
Moses Evaiies 
Asa Baldwin 
Samuel Smith 



Andrew Loeker 
Cut Shannon 
Caleb Willard 
Edward Houghton 
Nath^ Hovey 
John Sa rodents 



Sam' Wentu'orth Boston Rev'' M' Chase 



Ezra Robinson 
Joseph Field 
Joel Smith 
Timoth}" Lull 
Abel Emmou 
Thomas Wiggins 



William Creen 
.Tames Bunde 
Zur Evans 
Ephraim Baldwin 
Israel Calkins 
William Cumings 
John Bill in (Ts 
Abiel Chamberlin 
Smith Ingram 
Timothy Herrington 
Seth Field 
Sampson Sheaf Esq 
Abel Morse 



Jonathan Hilldreth 

Helkiah Giout 

Aaron Nash 

W^illiam Moore 

John Downing Esq 

William Richarson 
The Re\^ M'' Baley H Palls— 
His Excellency Bening Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain live Hundred acres as Marked on the Plan B W Which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares, one Whole Share for the So- 
ciety for the Propegation of the Gosple in Forren Parts — one Whole 
Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gosple one Share 
for the Benefit of a School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamp' July 10"^ 1761 — 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter in the Book of 
Charters 

"^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'"y 



62 



CHARTER RECORDS. 





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Province of New Ham}/ July 10"' 1761 
Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



BRIDPORT. 



*2-237 
Bridport 



p s 



*Province of New-Hampshire. 

GEORGE THE Third, 
By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Pi^esents shall come, 
^ s- — ^ — ^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Hew Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in 
JVew-Piif/land, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, 
Inhabitants of Our said Province of Netv-HampsJdre, and Our 
other Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose 



BRIDPORT. 63 

Names are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst 
them into Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate, lying and being within our said Province of New-Hamp- 
shire^ containing by Admeasurement, Twenty Five Thousand 
Acres^ which Tract is to contain Something more than Six Miles 
Sijuare, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
Pligh Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
•and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows, [7.;. Begining at the North Westerly Corner 
of Shoreham from thence Ruuing Northerly by the Wood Creek 
Waters so far as to make up Six Miles on a S freight Line from said 
Corner, from thence East Seven Miles, from thence Southerly to the 
North East Corner of Shoreham from thence West by Shoreham 
to the bounds first Mentioned And that the same be, and hereby 
is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Bridport And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with andlntitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 
ince by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town 
as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that 

as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a 
Market nuiy be *opened and kept one or more Days in each *2-238 
Week,as inay be thought most adv^antagious to the Inhabi- 
tants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Offi- 
cers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by 
who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said 
first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meet- 
ing for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 



64 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Da\" of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearl}-, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
9*^ Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One I'housand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'y 



BRIDPORT. 



t)5 



Province of New Hamps' Octo'' 10"' 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'"y 



'The Names of the Grantees of Bridport (Viz) 



*2-239 



Ebenez' Wis wall 
James Carlyle 
Elisha Smith 
James Brown 
Luke Brown 
Thomas Stearns Jun 
Edward Ray men t 
Ephraim Wheeler 
Arch^*^ Campbell 
James 'lllford 
Joseph I) ill 
John P^isk 2*^ 
Jacob Smith 
Tyrus Rice 
Samuel Rice 
Benf Fisk 
Nathan Perry 
Samuel Rice 
Elijah Morton 
Ephraim Doolittle 
Thomas Watson 



Joseph Wiley 
Henry Ward 
Ebenez' Stearns 
Jonath" Rolf 
Sam^ Brown 
Simon Stevens 
David Moore 
Henry Quincy 
John Dennie 
Peter Jones 
Jon* Ozling 
Nathan Baldwin 
Peter Goulding 
Richard Stowers 
Joseph M'Crackin 
Ignatius Goulding 
Josiah Perry 
Nathi Moore 



Will™ M'Farland 
Adonijah Rice 
Josejjh Hastings 
Nath' Harington 
Thomas Stearns 
Elisha Smith 
Nath^ Stearns 
Alexand' Campbell 
Johnson Jackson 
Duncan Campbell 
Joseph Blair 
Will™ Crawford 
Nath' Green 
Noah Jones 
Nahum Willard 
Samuel Brewer 
Jacob Hemingway 
Timothy Heald 
Abel Gouldinof 



Palmer Goulding 

Joseph Newmarch Esq James Nevin Esq 

John Wason Jun' Dan' Tilton & 

Joseph Tilton 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-W in the Plan, & is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated society for the Propagation of the Gospell in Foreign 
Parts, One share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospell & 
One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps' Octo' 10, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Bridport under 
the ProV^* Seal 

Attested '^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'' 



66 



CHARTER RECORDS. 









-■uxpi^auff^g A^(9ji1_£^-u.-»Avg ■iST'2- 



PZa.n of ~B-rzdJtoTt 

ZVooo Acres — 




"Wisi- SeveTiTTTT?* 




Province of NewHamps' Octo' 10*^ 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Bridport under 
the Province Seal 

"39 Theodore Atkinson 



*2-373 
Pocock 



BRISTOL. 

*Proviiice of New-Hampshire. 



p-s- 



GEORGE THE Third, 
By the Grace of God, of Great^Britian, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 
^ --^0^^-^ ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowl- 
edge, and meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a 
Nezv Plantation within our Said Province, by and with the Ad- 
vice of our Trusty and Well-beloved Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province of 
New-Hampshire, in Neiv-England, and of our Council of the said 



BRISTOL. 67 

Province ; Have upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after 
made, given and granted, and by tliese Presents, for us, our Heirs, 
and Successors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving 
Subjects, Inhabitants of Our said Province of Neiv-HampHhire^ and 
Our other Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, 
whose Names'are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst 
them into Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate, lying and being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire^ 
containing by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand Six Hun- 
dred Acres^ which Tract is to contain Something more than Six 
Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto an- 
nexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the North 
Easterly Corner of New Haven from thence South six Miles by New 
Haven afores** to the south Easterly Corner thereof, then turning off 
& runing East, four Miles & one half Mile to a marked Tree, then 
turning off & runing North Eight Miles & one half Mile to another 
marked Tree, then turning off & runing West four Miles to the 
Easterly side Line of Monkton, then South by Monkton about half 
a Mile to an Angle thereof, then West by Monkton afores^ about 
two Mile to another angle thereof, then South by Monkton afores'^ 
420 Rods to the Northerly side Line of New Haven, then South 70 
Deg* East, one Mile & 190 Rods by New Haven to the North East- 
erly Corner thereof being the bounds begun at — 

And that the same be, and hereby is Licorporated into a Town- 
ship by the Name of Pocock And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law 
Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as 
there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 
the Liberty of holding tivo Fairs., one of which shall be held on 
the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as the 

said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be 
*opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may *2-374 
be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the first Wednes- 



68 CHARTER RECORDS. 

day in August next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M"^ 
John Burling who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to 
the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Oiificers for the 
said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To 
Have and to Hold the said Tract of I^and as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and 
cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land 
in said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same 
by additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant 
or Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our 
Subjects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefull}^ preserved for 
that Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence 
for so doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalt}^ of the 
Forfeiture of the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to 
Us, our Heirs and Successors, as well as being subject to the 
Penalty of any Act or Acts of Parliament that now are, or here- 
after shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and 
among the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said 
Township as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked 
out for Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee 
of the Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annuall}^ if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shil- 
ling Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, 
settles or possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser 



BRISTOL. 



69 



Tract of the said Land ; which INIoney shall be paid by the respec- 
tive Persons abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council 
Chamber in ForUmouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be 
appointed to receive the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all 
other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq : 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the 26"' Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty two And in the Second Year of 
Oar Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec'y 

Province of New Hamp'" June 26'^ 1762 

Recorded According to the Original Charta under the Province 
Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"- Sec'" 



*The Names of the Grantees of Pocock (Viz) 



*2-375 



Sam' Averill 
Zeb" Seaman 
Francis Nash 
Albort Baker 
John Hallock 
Rob' Croocker 
Steph" Field 
Benj-' Clapp 
Elnathan Hall 
Jos*^ Corn well 
Theo'''* Anthony 
James Parsons 
James Bowne 
James Fairlee Jun'' 
Will"' Field 
Wynant Vanzandt 
John Burling 
Edw' Burling Jun"" 
John Parish 
Edw'' Laurence 
Hon: 



Sam' Hungerford 
Sam' Willis 
Jos'' Burr 
Uriah Field 
Jos'' Sherwood 
John Cornell 
John Tripp 
Elias Palmer 
Seth Hall 
Rich'' Titus 
John Lawrence 
James Fairlee 
Nich* Anthony 
Rob^ Fairlee 
Francis Field 
Jos'' Laurence 
Richardoon Cornwell 
Henry Bogert 
Towns'' Parish 



Caleb Hyatt 
Jos'' Newmarch Esq James Nevin Esq Will 
Cap^ Geo: Frost 



James Tripp 
Sam' Lyon 
Josli"^ Hutchings 
Edmond Brown 
Will'" Croocker 
Silas Mead 
Daniel Tooker 
John Clapp 
John Keese 
Sam' Willets 
Jos'' Underbill 
Sam' Franklin 
Will"' Kenedy 
Tho*" Franklin Jun'" 
Will'" Field Jun-^ 
Jos" Parsall 
Henry Hedar 
Daniel Parish 
John Franklin 
Zeb" Seaman 

Temple Esq 



70 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B — W — in the plan, which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, one whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, one Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel, & 
one Share for the benefit of a school in s'^ Town 

Province of New Hamp*^ June 26 1762 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Pro- 
vince Seal 

W T Atkinson Jun^ Sec''' 




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Province of New Hamp' June 26 1762 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Pro- 
vince Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun' Sec'^ 



BRUNSNYICK. 71 



BRUNSWICK. 

*Province of New-Hampshire *2-265 

Brunswick GEORGE the Third, 

, ,-wA^i^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
\ _ _ ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
< ~ "" I To all Persons to wfiom these Presents shall eome, 

^ ^— .i^^*-' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwoeth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Onr said Province of New-Hampshike, in 
Neiv-England, and of our COUNCIL of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-ITampshire^ containing 
by Admeasurement, ab' Twenty Five Thousand Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Something more than Six Miles square, and no more ; 
out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unim- 
provable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thou- 
sand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, 
made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secre- 
tary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, 
viz. Begining at the most Easterly Corner of Maidstone from 
thence North Easterly up Conneticut River so far as to make Six 
Miles upon a Streight Line thence from said River North West Six 
jNIiles and One half Mile, from thence South Westerly on a Parralel 
Line, with that on the River to the Northerly Corner of Maidstone 
afores'', from thence South East by Maidstone aforesaid to Conneti- 
cut River to the bounds first above Mention'd And that the same 
be, and liereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of 
Brunswick And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit 
the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with 
and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that 
other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Fam- 



72 CHARTER RECORDS. 

ilies resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding 
Tivo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, 

which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as 

the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
*2-266 may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, 

as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers agrea- 
ble to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Fourth 
Tuesday in Nov' Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M'' 
Sam^ Averhill who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to 
the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that 
Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn onl}-, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 1762 



BRUNSWICK. 



73 



V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
nnto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decem- 
ber^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shillmg Proc- 
lamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Mone}^ shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Covncil Chamber in Porta- 
moutJu or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentwokth, 
Esq; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the 13"' Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec"^ 

Province of New Hamps'' Octo"^ 13, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 
*The Names of the Grantees of Brunswick (Viz) *2-267 



Stephen Noble 
Abijali Hubbell 
John Bostwick 
David Calhown 
Nath' Slicock 
Daniel Terrell 
Reed Ferriss 
Jesse Bastwick 
Eliphalet Whittlesey 
Zadock Clark 
Benj'' Seeley 
Will'" P>arns 
Isaac Bold win 
Abell Camp 
James Barns 



Jabez Warner 
Jethro Hatch 
John Brinsmead 
Jacob Kene 
Sam' Shelton 
John Barns 
Israel Noble 
Nath' Bosworth 
Benj'* Farriss Jun"" 
Nath' Brown 
Aaron Prindle 
Will"' Vaugham 
Heath Garlick 
Aell Gillitt 
Edmund Haws 



Azariah Pratt 
Ezra Gere 
Daniel Averhill 
Will'" Cogswell 
George Stillman 
Jonah Camp 
Morgan Noble 
John Gurnej^ 
Seth Sherwood 
James Potter 
Asael Tryon 
Jonah Todd 
Nath' Ruggles 
Steph" Barns 
William Kenedy 



74 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Alex' Steward Elijah Sill Dan Towner 

Isaac Buck Benj* Hallock Sam' Averill 

Elias Lord Thomas Kenne Moses Averill 

Nath' Sherburne John Whittelsey Mark Hunk^ Wentworth Esq 

John Downing Esq Park Beeman Nathan Hawley 

Ephriam Gutherie Joseph Calhoon Timothy Hatch & 

Seth Kent 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres as marked in the Plan B — W — which is to be 
Accounted two of the within shares, One whole Share for tlie Incor- 
porated society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished, One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospell & One 
Share for the Benefit of a School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamps' Octo' 13, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Brunswick 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

Attested "^ Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^' 



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Province of New Hamps"^ Octo 13, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Brunswick 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec-^^^ 



BURLINGTON. 75 

BURLINGTON. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-405 

Burlington GEORGE the Third, 

, ,— .^^*-v , By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
\ ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

J ( To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come, 

' v-^-^w ' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq, Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neu'-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Netv-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 23,040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and re- 
turned into the Secretary's OfHce, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows. Viz. at the Southerly or South Westerly 
Side of French or Onion River so called at the Mouth of Said River 
thence runing up by Said River until it comes to A Place that is 
Ten Miles upon a Strait Line from the Mouth of the River afore 
Said then runs u])on A Line Perpendicular to the afore Said Ten 
Miles Line, Southerly so far as that A Line to Lake Champlain Par- 
rellel to the Ten Miles Line afore Said will within the Lines and the 
Shore of the Said Lake Contain Six Miles Square 

And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Burlington And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be En- 
franchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Im- 
munities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty 
Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of hold- 
ing Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the And 



76 CHARTER RECOItDS. 

the other on the annually, which Fairs are not to con- 

tinue longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
*2-406 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Eighteenth of July next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by M' Sam^ Willis who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns sliall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or iiereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 



BURLINGTON. 



77 



from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid tvven- 
ty-tifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decem- 
ber, which will be in the Year of Our Ijord 1773 One shilliiKj Procla- 
mation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

Li Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentwoeth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec^' 

Province of New Hamp"^ 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Prov Seal 

"^ T Atkinson Jun' Sec'^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of 



Samuel Willis 
John Willis y*- 3'^ 
Thomas Cheshire jun' 
Thomas Young 
Zebulon Seaman jun"" 
Joseph Udill 
Minne Suydam 
Nicholas Townsend 
Thomas Alsop 
Thomas Frost 
Zebulon Frost 
Harman Lefford 
John Wright 
George Pearsall 
John Birdsall Jun"" 
Laurence Fish 
Rich'' Seamon 
Nathan Seaman Jun"^ 
Israel Seaman 
Rich'' Ellison jun'' 



Tunis Wortman 
Stephen Willis 
John Birdsell 
Samuel Jackson 
John Whitson 
John Wright jun'^ 
Jacobus Suj'dam 
Samuel Van Wyck 
Thomas Pearsall jun'' 
William Frost jun' 
William Cook 
Thomas Jackson 
Daniel Voorhers 
John Wortman jun' 
Jacob Kerbee 
John Whitson the 3'' 
Morris Seamon 
Rich'' Jackson jun'' 
Jacob Seaman Sen"" 
Rich" Ellison the 3'' 



Burlington Viz *2-407 
Thomas Dickinson 
Daniel Bowne 
Benj" Townsend 
Gilbert Weekes 
William Kerbee 
Abraham Van Wick 
Edmond Weekes 
John Willis Jun'" 
Will'" Frost Sen'- 
Penn Frost 
Thomas Van Wyck 
Thomas Udell 
Joseph Denton 
Benj-' Birdsall 
Benj'' Fish 
Nathan Fish 
John Pratt 
Solomon Seam'an 
Jacob Seaman 
Sam' Averhill 



78 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Hon : John Temple Eleazer Russell 

Theo: Atkinson \ Andrew Clarkson 

M^ H« Wentvvorth V Esq^' 
Henry Sherburne ) 

His Excellency Benuing Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B — W — in the Plan which is to 
be accounted two of the within Shares One Whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts, One Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established — One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospell 
& one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hanip'" 

Recorded According to the Original Chartor under the Province Seal. 

f T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec^^ 
^« 




CASTLETON. 79 

Province of New Hamp'^ 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov® 
Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^ 



CASTLETON. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-205 

Castleton GEORGE the Third, 

, ^-w-— s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

J i To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

' >-i-^.-w ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling aJ^etv Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampsh[RE, in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty three thousand & forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty 
Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our 
said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and 
hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at 
the North West Corner of Poultney from Thence runing Due 
North Six Miles then Turning off at Right Angles and runing 
Due East Six Miles then Turning off at Right Angles again & 
runing due South Six Miles to the North East Corner of Poultney 
aforesaid thence runing due West by Poultney Six Miles to the 
North West Corner thereof being the Bounds began at — 



80 CHARTER RECORDS. 

And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Castleton And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the 
Libert}' of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as the said 

Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be 
*2-206 *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may 

be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to 
the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Third Tues- 
day in October Next which said Meeting shall .be Notified by M^ 
Samuel Brown, who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meet- 
ing for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same b}' additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be b}'' Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white or other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and 
among the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said 
Township as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked 



CASTLETON. 



81 



V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sliilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles 
or possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of 
the said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports 
mouth, or to such Ofiicer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
22'' Day of September In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

Province of New Hampshire Sept"^ 22*^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

Attest'" Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 
*The Names of the Grantees of Castleton Viz— *2-20T 



Samuel Brown 
John Willard 
Josiah Jones 
Elijah Williams 
Jacob Cooper 
Isaac Brown 
Isaac Vanduson 
Josiah Jones jun"^ 
Israel Dewe}' 
Samuel Brown jun'" 
Daniel Raymond 
Samuel Lee 
Isaac Laurence jun'' 
Elijah Brown 
Joseph Pattinson 



Timothy Woodbridge 
John Taylor 
Joseph Woodbridge 
James Willson 
Isaac Gorfield 
Elijah Willson 
Benj^^ Willard 
Mathew Cadwell 
Will'" Kennedy 
Hendrick Burgot 
Abel Rowe 
Jonathan Nash 
Joseph Allen 
Azariah Williams 
Tim" Woodbridge jun"^ 



Stephen Nash 
Elihu Parsons 
David Pixley 
Stephen West 
Isaac Davy 
Coffe Vancank 
Joseph Willard 
Aaron Sheldon 
Jon"^ Pixly 
John Chamberlain 
Abner Clapp 
Daniel Allen 
Solomon Glesson 
Moses Pigsley 
Stephen Nash jun"^ 



82 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



John Chadwick Isaac Davis Joshua Warren jun' 

Sam'' Jackson Benj* Warren John Burgot 

Samuel Robinson Zach: Foi-se Thomas Wliite 

Beny^ Alvard Caleb Blodget Joseph Newmarch Esq 

M H Wentworth Esq Will"' Thornton James Furguson 
Wiler Davidson John Davidson James Thornton 

Mathew Thornton 
One Tract for his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B: W: in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted Two of the within Shares one whole Share for the In- 
corporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
established one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
and one Share for the Benefit of a School in Said Town 

Province of New Hampshire Septemb'' 22'' 1761 
Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Castleton 
under the Pro'' Seal 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



■jj-atEasi^SvxTnjtlil 




Pi-ovince of New Hamp'" Sepf^ 22'' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Castleton 
under the Pro'' Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



CAVENDISH. 83 

CAVENDISH. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-253 

Cavendish GEORGE, the Third, 

. -— — ^--s . B}' the Grace of God, of Great-Britian, France and 

S ^ ^ \ Irehmd, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 



PS 

To all Persons to wlioin these Presents shall come^ 



^ >— i--v-w ■' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
Meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neio Plan- 
tation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neic-England^ and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Haynpshire^ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-Hamjhshire, containing 
b}' Admeasurement, Twenty Five Thousand Acres, which Tract is to 
contain Something more than Six Miles square, and no more; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begin- 
ing at the North Easterly Corner of Flamstead from thence Runing 
North Twenty Nine Deg^ East something more than A Mile to the 
south Westerly Corner of Weathers Field then by Weathers Field 
North Thirteen Degrees East Six Miles to the South Easterly corner 
of Reading, thence North Seventy Four Degrees West by Reading 
Six Miles to the North Easterly Corner of Ludlow then south Eight 
Degrees West Seven Miles & One half mile by Ludlow to the North- 
erly Side Line of Flamstead then South Eighty Degrees East five 
Miles to the First bounds above Mentioned — And that the same be, 
and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Cavan- 
dish And the Iidiabitants tlrat do or shall hereafter iidiabit the said 
Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled 
to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns 
within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that 



84 CHARTER RECORDS. 

the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and 
settled thereon, sliall have the Liberty of holding Tivo Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as the said Town 

*2-254 shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened 
and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be 
thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first 
Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of 
our said Province, shall be held on the Third Wednesday of Novem- 
ber next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M' Amos Kimball 
who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, 
which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Cnstoms 
of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever here- 
after for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on 
the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the 
the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privi- 
leges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Terra of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty -fifth Day of 
December annuallj", if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 



CAVENDISH. 



85 



V. Ever)' Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-tifth Day of December^ namely, on the tvventy-lifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
I)Ossesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
above said, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benntng Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
1-2'" Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign, 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'"''' 

Province of New Hamps' Octo"" 12, 1761 
Recorded According to the Origonal Charter under the Province Seal. 

"^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of 
Amos Kimball Beny' Whitcomb 



Phineas Steward 
Benj^ Steward 
Will"' Henderson 
Eph'" Kimball 
Edward Scott 
Eph'" Whitney 
Jacob Gold 
Dan' Steward 
Nehe-'^" Fuller 
Richard Taylor 
Jon" Leavet 
David Sterns 
John Leavet 
John Muzzv 



David Goodridge 
Sam' Hunt 
John Demary 
Josiah Bayly 
Timo^' Bankrupt 
Steph" Boy n ton 
Sam' Read Jun'' 
Aaron Taylor 
Abijah Stearns 
Jon'' Witherley 
Andrew Spear 
Caleb Willard 
And" Gardner 



Jos'' Webster 
Meshech Weare Esq John Parry of y'' Pla 
David Tavlor Caleb How 



Cavendish (Viz) *2-255 

Tho^ Dutton 

Levi Stiles 

William Moffatt 

Peter Page 

Simon But tier 

Jou'*^ Willard 

Phillip Goodrich 

Jacob Gould Jun"" 

James Dascomb 

Nath' Hastings 

Nath' Hovey 

John Jennison 

James Hovey 

John Webster 

Levi Webster 
ins Josiah Webster 

Oliver Willard 



86 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Sam' Evans 
John Noble 
James Emerson 



The : Atkinson Esq'' Joseph Newmarch Esq Henry Hilton 
John Muzzy Jun' Tho' Muzzy Dan^ Fowle 

John Fowle Jacob Kent 

Sam^ Plummer Benj'' Heath 

William Marshall & Moses Kimball 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B — W — in the Flan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, One Share for the Incorpo- 
rated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel & One 
Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Haraps"^ Octo'^ 12, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter of Cavendish under 
the Pro^ Seal 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^>' 



\^ 



A 










Seu^-h n>2]a,f^Z'a.iiS7n-iU 









CHARLOTTE. 87 

Province of New Hampshire Octo"" 12"*, 1761 
Heoorded from the bad 
iiiuler the Province Seal — 



Heoorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Cavendish 



Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 




CHARLOTTE. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-353 

Charlotta GEORGE the Third, 

By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come, 
Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Onr special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of onr Council of the said Province; Have, 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us. our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty One equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Laud situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of Neu'-Hampshire, con- 
taining by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & Sixty Acres, 
which Tract is to xiontain Six Miles square, and no more; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Bigining 
at a Marked Tree standing in the Notherly Side Line of the Town- 
ship of Monkton thence ruuing West about Two Miles & an Half by 
Monkton to the North Westerly Corner thereof which is also the 
North Easterly Corner of Ferrissburg & from thence about Four 
Miles by Ferrissburg aforesaid to Lake Champlain then begining 
again at the first Mentioned Marked Tree & runins: from thence 



00 CHARTER RECORDS. 

North Six Miles to A Marked Tree, thence West about Six 
Miles to Lake Champlain afore Said then as the Said Lake runs 
Sourtherly to the North West Corner Bounds of Ferrissburg 
aforesaid And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into 
a Township by the Name of Charlotta And the Inhabitants that 
do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared 
to be Enfranchized with and Intilled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exer- 
cise and Enjo}^: And further, that the said Town as soon as there 
shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the 
Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other ou the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the said Town 

*2-354 shall consist of Fifty Families,a Market may be *openedand 

kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the last Thursday in July next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by M' Benj'' Farriss who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be ou the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for evt^ry fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 



CHARLOTTE. 89 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-lifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto L^s, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One sliilling Proclama- 
tion Money for ever^^ Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or posseses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth., or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony w-hereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of our said Province, the 24'"' 
Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixt}- Two And in the Second Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec"^-^' 

Province of New Hamps"" June 24'^ 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal— 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Charlotta *2-355 

Benj'^ Ferriss Jon'' Akin Benj'*^ Ferriss Jun' 

Josiah Akin Daniel Wing Elihu Wing 

Lott Trip David Akin Jun' Tim" Dakin 

John Cromwell John Hoag Merch' John Hoag the 2'' 

John Wing Reed Ferriss Zeb" Ferriss 

Wing Kelly Nehe-'" Merritt Abr'" Thomas 

Anth' Tripp Elias Palmer David Palmer 

Sam^ Coe George Soule Elijah Doty 



90 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Peter Palmer 
John Hitchcock 
Jedediah Dow 
Nath' Potter Jun'' 
Daniel Merritt 
Dobson Wheeler 
Will"' Field 
John Burling 
Tho^ Franklin Jun'' 
Isaac Corsa 
Joseph Ferriss 
Dan' Chase 



Josiah Bull 
John Brownsoii 
Enoch Hoag 
Rob' Southgate 
Nehe-'^" Merritt J'' 
Sam' Browne 
Isaac INIarlin 
John Franklin 
Sam' Franklin 
Elijah West 
Joseph Ferriss Jun^ 



Josiah Bull Jun'' 
Jon'' Dow 
Steward Southgate 
John Southgate 
Steph" Noble 
Joshua Delaplane 
John Laurence 
Walter Franklin 
James Franklin 
Rob*^ Caswell 
David Ferriss 
Tho* Darlincr 



Patrick Thacher 
Hon : John Temple Esq L : G Theodore Atkinson Esq 
Mark H^ Wentworth Esq John Nelson Esq George Frost 

His Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B — W — in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
one Share for the benefitt of a School in s'' Town — 

Province of New Hamps'" June 24 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Charlotta, 
under the Prov : Seal — 

f T Aikinson Jun'' Sec-^^ 



•■:'''uj.-} vi-^oA/ 



Tlarx cf 
PharlottZL 

X 3 oloC J^CTli 



3 




CHESTER. 91 



Province of New Hamps'' June 24, 1762 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Charlotta 
under the Province Seal — 

19 T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec'>' 




CHESTER. 

*Province of New Hampshire. *1-193 

Flamstead George the Second by the Grace of God of 

Create Britain France & Ireland King Defender of 
the faith &c'' 

To all Persons to whom these Presents Shall Come 
Greeting 

Know Ye that We of our Especial Grace Certain Knowledge & 
mere motion for the due Encouragement of Settling: a New Planta- 
tion within our Said Province by & with the Advice of our 
Trusty & well beloved Banning Wentworth Esq our Governor 
& Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province of New Hampshire 
in America and of our Council of the Said Province Have upon 
the Conditions & Reservations hereafter made Given & Granted 
and by these Presents for us our heirs & Successors Do give & Grant 
in Equal Shares unto our Loving Subjects Inhabitants of our Said 
Province of New Hampshire Maf-^'' other Governments and to their 
heirs and assigns forever whose Names are Entred on this Grant To 
be Divided to and Amoungst them into Sixty four Equal Shares All 
that Tract or Parcel of Land Situate Lying and being within our 
Province of New Hampshire Containing by Admeasurement Twenty 
three thousand & forty Acres which Tract is to Contain Six miles 
Square & no more out of which an allowence is to be made for high- 
ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks mountains Ponds & Rivers 
One thousand & forty Acres free According to A Plan thereof made 
& Presented by our said Governors Orders and hereunto Annexed 
Butted & bounded as follow's (Viz) Begining at the North Westerly 
Corner of Rockingham a Township Lately Granted & Lying on the 
West side of Connecticut River and from said North Westerly 
Corner to Extend Due West Six Miles from thence to run North 
Ten Degrees East Six Miles and then to Turn oft" and run due East 
Six miles Then to Turn off again & Run South Ten Degrees West 



92 . CHAKTER RECORDS. 

six miles to the North West Corner of Rockingham a fores'' and 
that the Same be & hereby is incorporated into A Township by the 
Name of Flamstead and that the Inhabitants that do or Shall liere- 
after inhabit said Township Are hereby Declared to be Enfranchized 
With & Entitiiled to all & every the Previledges & Immunities that 
Other Towns within our Said Province by Law Exercise & Enjoy 
and further that the Said Town as Soon as there Shall be fifty famil- 
ies resident & settled thereon A Market Shall be Opened and kept 

one or more Days in each Week as may be tho' most Ad- 
*1-194 vantagious *to the Inhabitants Also that the first meeting 

for the Choice of Town officers Agreable to the Laws of 
our Said Province Shall Be held on the third Wednesday in March 
next which Meeting Shall be Notifyed by Palmer Goulding who is 
hereby Also Appointed the Moderator of the Said first Meeting which 
he is to Notify & Govern Agreable to the Laws & Customs of our 
sd Province And that the Annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of Such Officers of said Town Shall be on the Third Wednes- 
day in March Annually To have & TO hold the said Tract of 
Land as above Expressed togeather with all Previledges and appur- 
tenances to them & their Respective heirs & assigns for ever upon 
the following Conditions (Viz) That every Grantee his heirs or 
Assigns Shall Plant or Cultivate five Acres for ever}^ fifty Acres Con- 
tained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in Said Township 
and Continue to Improve & Settle the same by Additional Cultiva- 
tions on Penalty of the forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the Said 
Township and its reverting to his Majesty his heirs & Successors to 
be by him or them Regranted to Such of his Subjects as Shall Effect- 
ually Settle & Cultivate the Same — That all white & other Pine 
Trees within the s'' Township fit for his Masting Our Royal Navy be 
carefully Preserved for that use and none to be Cut or Felld with- 
out his Majesty's Especial Licence for so Doing first had & obtaind 
upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of the right of Such Grantee his 
heirs or assigns as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are or hereafter Shall be Enacted — 
That before Any Division of the Said Lands be made to & Amoungst 
the Grantees A Tract of Land as near the Center of the Township as 
the Land will admit of Shall be reserved and Marked out for Town 
Lotts one of which Shall be allotted to Each Grantee of the Contents 
of one Acre Yeilding & Paying there for to us our heirs & Successors 
for the S[)ace of Ten years to be Computed from the Date hereof the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only on the first Day of January 
Annually if Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to be made on 
the first day of January next Ensueing the Date hereof and every 



CHESTER. 93 

Proprietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yeild & Pay unto us our heirs 
& successors Yearly & and Ever\' Year for ever from and 
After *the Expiration of the ten years from the Date here- *1-195 
of namely on the first Day of January which will be in the 
vear of our Lord Christ One thousend Seven hundred & Sixty four 
One Shilling- Proclamation money for every Hundred Acres he so 
owns Settles or Possesses And so in Proportion for A Greater or 
Lesser Tract of the said Land which money Shall be i)aid by the Re- 
spective Persons above said their Heirs or Assigns in our Council 
Chamber in Portsmouth or to Such officer or Officers as Shall be Ap- 
pointed to receive the same and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents 
& Services whatsoever Li Testimony hereof We have Caused the 
Seal of our Said Province to be hereunto affixed Wittness Penning 
Wentwouth Esq our Governor and Com'ander in Chieff of our 
Said Province the Twenty Second Day of Feb'^'' in the year of our 
Lord Christ one thousend Seven hundred & fifty four and in the 
Twenty Seventh year of our reign — 

B Wentworth. 
By his Excellencys Com'and 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 

Entred & recorded According to the Original under the Province 
Seal the 23'^ Day of Feb^> 1754— 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

Names of the Grantees of Flamstead — Viz — 

John Baldridge, Ebenez"" Carlile, Charles Davenport, 

Luke Brown, Alexander Clark, Francis Smith, 

Samuel Dunkin, William Clark, Francis Smith jun"", 

James Hambleton, David Bellows, Israeli Jennison 

Jacob Holms, Mathias Stone, John Waters, 

Jerem'* Rice, Benjamin Flagg, Palmer Goulding, 

Isaac Sterns, Sam*"^^ Clark Pain, Abraham Wheeler 

Cornelius Stowell, Moses Peters, Charles Adams, 

Ebenezer Sterns, Thomas W^heeler, Jacob Smith, 

Jonas Rice, Charles Davenport jun'", William Mahan, 

John Rickey, W^illiam Johnson, Nathaniel Child, 

Jeremiah Beath, Thomas Cowden, Ebenezer Wissall 

John Starns, Isaac Morse, John Roberts, 

James Carlile, John Kelsow, Richard Ward, 

James Stoodley, Daniel Haywood, Abel Haywood, 

Daniel Haywood jun', *Nathaniel Adams, Mathew Livermore 

*1-196 



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CHARTER RECORDS. 



Samuel Smith, 
Samuel Solley, 
Theodore Atkinson, 



John Downing, 
Sampson Sheaffe, 
Jonathan Gates, 



Thomas Bell, 
Richard Wibird, 
Daniel ^Varner, 
John Wentworth, 

one Sliare His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq Two Shares 
which Three Last mentioned Shares Are to be Laid out togeather in 
one Tract on the East Side of the Said Town to begin four hundred 
and Eighty Rods North Ten degrees East of the South P^ast Corner 
of the Said Township and INIeasure these Two hundred & forty rods 
& Carry that breadth Back West Seven hundred & Twenty Rods 
one whole Share for the Incorporated Society for the Propagation 
of the (iospel in lorreign Parts, one whole Share for the first Settled 
Minister of the Gospel in Said Town One Share for A Glebe for the 
Ministry of the Church of England as by Law Established — 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter of Flamstead this 23'' Day 
of Feb'> 1754 

m Theodore Atkinson Se''^ 



Zaii Sik/TZiU 




Taken from the Back of the Original Charter of Flamstead & 
Recorded here the 23'^ of Feb'> 1754 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^' 



CHESTER. 95 



[Chester Regrant, 17G1.] 

*Province of Nevv-Hanipsbire. *2-321 

New Flamstead GEORGE the Third, 

Sz-i.^^-^ s I)Y the Grace of (jOD, of Great-Britain, France and 
/ Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 
PS/ 
I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

-— -v-*i-' ' Greeting. 
Know ye, that We of Onr special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nieer ^Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and AVell-beloved IJknxinc; Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New Hampshire in 
Neic-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Onr loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns forever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty four equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Prbvince of Neiv-IIampshire , con- 
taining by Admeasurement, 23,040 Acres, Avhich Tract is to contain 
Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High AVays and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto 
annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the 
North Westerly Corner of Rockingham A Township formerly 
Granted Lying on the West Side of Conneticut River from 
said North Westerly Corner to Extend due West Six Miles, from 
thence to Run North Ten Degrees East Six Miles, then to Turn 
off Run due East Six Miles, then to Turn off again Run South 
T&n Deg^ West Six Miles to the North West Corner of Rockingham 
afores'' — 

And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of New Flamstead And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law P^xercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 



96 CHARTER RECORDS. 

be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the said 

*2-322 Town shall consist of Fifty Families a Market may be *opened 
and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be 
thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first 
Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of 
our said Province, shall be held on the Third Tuesday in December 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by M'' Luke Brown who is 
hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of 
Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter 
for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 
Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the 
said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges 
and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cul- 
tivate five Acres of Land within the Term of Five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of Ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twentj'^-fifth Day of December. 1761 



CHESTER. 



97 



V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of Ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-tifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1771 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which 'Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouthy or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwokth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
3*^ Day of November In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the Second Year of Our 



Reign. 



B Wentworth 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theod'' Atkinson Sec""^' 

Province of New Hamps"" Nov"" 3, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal — 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of New Flamsted *2-323 



Dan^ Haywood 
Asa Moore 
Eph"' Doolittle 
Nathan Baldwin 
Peter Brooks 
Ephraim Stearns 
Tyrus Rice 
Jacob Holmes Jun'' 
Charles Devenport 
Israel Jenison 
Jacob Smith 



Abiel Haywood 
Silas Moore 
Benj'^ Willard 
Aaron Kimball 
Benj'' Winchester 
John Fisk 
David Moore 
Solomon Woodward 
Charles Devenport J'' 
Isaac Stearnes 
Eben' Wiswall 



Palmer Goulding Jun"" John Goulding 
Ignatus Goulding Peter Goulding 
John Green Ephraim Curtis 

Will"' Oaks John Moors 



Jeremiah Beath 
Cornelius Stowell 
Noah Brooks 
Joseph Willard Jun' 
Robert Gray 
Berzillai Rice 
Jacob Holmes 
Jon'' Gates 
Sam^ Dunkin 
Charles Addams 
Palmer Goulding 
Windsor Goulding 
Abel Goulding 
Naham Willard 
Hezekiah Stowell 



98 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Benj'' Whitney Jnn" John Stowell Adonijah Rice 

Benj=' Richardson Jabez Sergant Joseph Rugg 

Will'" Crawford John Brooks John Davis 

Matt""' Livermore Esq Theod'' Atkinson Esq Richard Wibird Esq 

Simon Davis Simon Davis Jun"^ Luke Brown 

Theo'^® Atkinson Jun'" Ephraim Brown Edward Brown 

Tho* Barret James Barret Sam' Brown & 

Sam' Brooks — 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Eight Hundred Acres as Marked B — W — in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted three of the within Shares, One whole Share for 
the Incorporated society for the Propagation of the Gospell in 
Foreign Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as 
by Law Establish'd One Share for the First Settled Minister of the 
Gospel & One share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps'' Nov"" 3'' — 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of New Flam- 
stead under the Province Seal 

Attested 19 Theod^ Atkinson Sec^^ 




Province of New Hamps"" Nov'' 3, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of New Flam- 
sted under the Province Seal 

f Theodore Atkinson Se^ 



CLARENDON, 99 

CLARENDON. 

*Proviiice of New-Hampshire. *2-165 

Clarendon GEORGE the Third, 

, ."^-^-^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

I (To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come, 

^ --*-v-*^ ■' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neic-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New- Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, about Tv/enty three thousand Six Hundred Acres, 
which Tract is to contain Something more than Six Miles square, 
and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High 
Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and 
Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Ofiice, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows. Viz. Beginning at the South Westerly Cor- 
ner of Shrewsbury thence North five degrees East Six Miles by 
Shrewsbury to the North West Corner thereof thence West five 
degrees North Six Miles & Three quarters of a mile thence South 
four Degrees East Six Miles thence East five degrees South Six 
Miles to the South West Corner of Shrewsbury the Bound first 
Mentioned And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a 
Township by the Name of Clarendon And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhaljit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 



100 CHAETER RECORDS. 

be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Ttvo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the annually, which Fairs are 

not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the said 

Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be 
*2-166 *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may 
be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to 
the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the First Wednesday 
in October Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Josiah Wil- 
lard Esq who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for 
ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, 
shall be on the of March annually, To Have 

and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any 
Act or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be En- 
acted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Lis, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



CLARENDON. 



101 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
7nouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning WENT\yoRTH, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
fifth Day of September In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

Province of New Hamp"^ September 5''' 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

f Theodore Atkinson Sec-'y 

*The Names of the Grantees of Clarendon Viz — *2-167 



Caleb Willard 
John Searl 
Elijah Arms 
Timothy Taylor 
Mark Gould 
Timothy Pain 
Abner Hawkes 
William Heaton 
Seth Chase 
Benjamin Melvin 
Orlando Bridgman 
Zadock Hawkes 
Ebenezer Barnard 



Josiah Willard jun'' 
Caleb Stone 
Jon'* Oaks 

Robert Fletcher Jun"" 
Gamaliel Bradford 
Samuel Frink 
John Frink 
Ephraim Butterfield 
Thomas Frink Jun'' 
Josiah Willard 
Enock Baudwell 
Hilkeah Grout 
Daniel Arms 



Sampson Willard 
Timothy Whitney 
Ebenezer Alexander 
Phineas Wait 
Thomas Frink 
Ezra Taylor 
James Scott 
Thomas Butterfield 
Oliver Ashley 
Thomas Bridgman 
Gideon Baudwell 
Samuel Wellds 
William Arms 



102 



CHAETER RECORDS. 



John Mackard 
Alexander Gordon 
Robert Willson 
John Waldo Wood 
Samuel Marble 
David Stone Jun'' 



Samuel Simpson 
Edward Selfredge 
Silvanus How 
Jeremiah Whittemore 
Robert Fletcher 
Ephraim Stone 



Daniel Murry 

Alexander Murry 

Joshua Willard 

Samuel Gates 

Ephraim Dorman 

Phinehas Stevens 
Theodore Atkinson Esq" M H^ Wentworth Esq' Col° John Hart 
Simon Chamberlain John Cass Benning Wentworth 

& John Wentworth Esq' 

His Excellenc}'' Benning Wentworth Esq' a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B — W — in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts, One Share for the First settled Minister of the Gospel, One 
Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Established, 
& One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps*^ Sep'' 5"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Origional Charter of Clarendon 
under the Province Seal — 

Attested 19 Theodore Atkinson Se^^ 



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COLCHESTER. 103 



COLCHESTER. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-425 

Colchester GEORGE The Third, 

, .-^N-— s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

) I To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come^ 

^ N— -v-w -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer INIotion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-Eugland^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have, 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Netv-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and re- 
turned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and 
bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the Northerly or North East- 
erly side of French or Onion River (so called) at the mouth of said 
River thence Runing up by said River untill it comes to a place 
that is six Miles upon a streight Line from the Mouth of said River 
(bounding on the same) thence Runing upon a Line Perpendicular 
to the aforesaid Six Mile Line Northerly Six Miles from thence run- 
ing Westerly a Parralel Line with the first ]\Iention'd Line, to Lake 
Champlain, thence southerly by the said Lake to the Mouth of the 
River aforesaid the place begun at — And that the same be, and hereby 
is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Colchester And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and 
ever}'^ the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our 
Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said 



104 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which 
shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
*2-426 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the 12'^ Day of July next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by John Bogart Jun"^ Esq*^ who is hereby 
also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is 
to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our 
said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for 
the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Laud in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefulh^ preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

IIL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



COLCHESTER. 



106 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One sldlling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, 
their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth^ or to 
such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same; 
and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwoiith, Es6[; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^ 

Province of New Hamp'' June 7-1763 

Recorded According to the original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun-^ Sec^y 

*The Names of the Grantees of Colchester (viz) *2-427 



Edward Burling 
John Lawrence 
Rich'' Lawrence 
Joseph Hanxhurst 
Will"' Field 
John Latham 
David Latham 
Benj=* Hildreth Jun'' 
Will"' Keese 
Edw*^ Agar 
John Burling Jun'' 
Sam' Burling 
Tho^ Burling 
Thomas Dobson 
John J Bogert 



John Burling 
Effingham Lawrence 
Will"' Hanxhurst 
Sampson Hanxhurst 
Peter Dobson 
Thomas Latham 
Lancaster Burling 
Theo"* Anthony 
John Butler 
Philip Doughty 
Hugh Ryder 
George Richey 
Effingham Lawrence 
John Bogert Jun'' 
Nich* J Bogart 



Edward Burling Jun 
J"^ Caleb Lawrence 
Peter Townsend 
Daniel Hanxhurst 
Thomas Dobson Jun"^ 
Daniel Latham 
Daniel Latham Jun"" 
Benj'^ Hildreth 
Will"' Van Wyck 
Alex"" Litch Miller 
Francis Pan ton 
Rich'' Burling 
John Godsands Miller 
Sam' Burling Jun"^ 
James Bogert Jun"^ 



106 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Peter J Bogart 

Joseph Latham 

Petrus Byvanck 

Will"' Mott 

John M'Creedy 

Hon: John Temple^ 
Theo : Atkinson l-p, 
M: H: Wentworth f^^^ 



Henry J Bogart 
Joseph Latham Juu"^ 
John Cornell 
Sam^ Averill 
Cap* Nehe-'^'^ Lovewell 



Cornelius J Bogart 
Edw'^ Burling New York 
John Latham 
Sam^ Willis 
Charles ^^Creedy 
Cap' Tim*^ Beedle 
Clem' March Esq"" 



Henry Sherburne J 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq'^ a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-W in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel, «Sc 
One Share for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamp'^ June 7"^ 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec^^ 




Province of New Hamp^ June 7'^ 1763 

Recorded from the Plan on the Back of the original Charter of 
the Town of Colchester 

■^ T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^ 



CORINTH. 107 



CORINTH. 



*Province of New Hampshire. *3-98 

Corinth GEORGE the Third, 

, ,-w^^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ^ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

i ' I To all Persons to ivliom these Presents shall come, 

' v^-v-w -' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our Said Province of New-Hampshire, in 
New-England, and of Our Council of the said Province; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy Two 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 24000 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and 
bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the South Westerly Corner 
Bounds of the Town of Newbury thence runing South Thirty Two 
degrees West ab' Six Miles & one half Mile to the North Westerly 
Corner Bound of the Township of Fairlee thence North Sixty one 
Deg West Six Miles then North Thirty deg: East about Six Miles to 
the South Westerly Corner Bounds of the Town of Topsom then 
South Sixty five deg : East by Topsom aforesaid to the Bounds 
begun at And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a 
Township by the Name of Corinth And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and enjo}^ : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding tivo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 



108 CHARTER RECORDS. 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs are not to 

continue longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
*3-99 of Fifty Families, a Market maybe *opened and kept one or 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious 
to the Inhabitants. Also, thatthefirst Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the first Tuesday in March next which said Meeting shall be Notified 
by Jonathan White Esq who is hereby also appointed the Moderator 
of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable 
to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the first Tuesday of March annually. To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

IH. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1764 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 



CORINTH. 



109 



from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1774 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwokth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Fouth Day of Feb*^* In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty four And in the Fourth Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson jun'' Sec'^ 

Province of New Hamp'' Feb'^^ 4 — 1764 — 
Recorded from the Original under the Pro'^ Seal 

m T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'-^ 



*Names of the Grantees of Corinth 



*2-100 



Jonathan White Esq 
Nathaniel Hastings 
Isaac Redington 
Barzillai Willard 
Jon'' White Jun' 
William Clark 
Joseph Chaolin 
Jon'' Willard 
Thomas Carter 
Seth Dodge 
Benj'' Goodiidge 
Eldad Worster 
William Tuttle 
Oliver Whiing 
John Taplin 
Abel Fox 
Peter Evens 
Hilkiah Grout 



Benj'' Redington 
Ezekiel Wiman 
Phinehas Hutchins 
Sam'i Ward 
David Sterns 
Elijah Grout 
Eliphalet Goodridge 
Israel Wiman 
John Fuller 
Jon'' Pirce 
Thomas Wilder 
John Mears 
Peter Fox 
Benj" Whiting 
Nathan Bridgham 
Joseph How 
Jon" Hunt 
Joshua Sawver 



Joseph Bellows 
James Reed 
Timothy Parker 
Jonas Cuttler 
Joshua Hutchins 
Jacob Steward 
Caleb Trobridge 
Simon Butler 
Daniel Astin 
Darius Stoughton 
William Worster 
Leonard Whiting 
Timothy Fox 
Sam" Gilbert 
Sampson Tuttle 
John Evens 
Elijah Alexander 
Benj" Moors 



110 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Enoch Bayley 
Jon'^ Bradstreet 
RiclV^ Taylor 



Joseph Wood Jacob Gould 

David Chaplin David Taylor 

The Hon"!'^ Theod"" Atkinson ") 
]VP H« Wentworth ' ^^ 

Theod^ Atkinson jun^ (^^^ 

Nath" Barren J 

and Amos Moodey 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W — in the Plan which is to be 
accounted two of the within Shares One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
one whole Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town forever 
Prov*^ of New Hamp'^ Feb'"^^ 4—1764 
Record According to the Original Charter under the Pro'^ Seal 

m T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 



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s- iPlarx of 6'o-rt.niK 




Province of New Hamp^ Feb^^ 4"> 1764— 

Recorded from the Plan on the Back of the Original Charter of 
Corinth 

19 T Atkinson Juu Sec'^ 



CORNWALL. Ill 

CORNWALL. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-309 

Cornwall GEORGE the Third, 

, .— .^N-ii-s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ^ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) * * I To all Persons to ivliom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^.^--.^— ^ -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Meiv Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in iVew- 
Eii'jland , and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of New- Hampshire^ and Our other Governments, and 
to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of Neiv- Hampshire^ containing by Admeasurement, 
About 25000 Acres^ which Tract is to contain Something more than 
Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at A Tree Standing 
on the Bank of the Westerly Side of the Otter Crick so called which 
is the South Easterly Corner of Weybridge and from thence runing 
West by Weybridge about four Miles & one half Mile or until it 
Meets with A Township latelj^ Granted by the Name of Addison 
then begining at the first Bound & runing up the Crick afore Said 
Southerl}" til it comes Opposite to the South West Corner of Salis- 
bury then Turning dff & Runing West about four Miles or til it In- 
tersects the Easterly Side Line of Bridport A Town also lately 
Granted & is to Contain the Land between the Towns of Addison & 
Bridport and Otter Crick afore Said — And that the same be, and 
hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Cornwall 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 



112 CHA.RTER RECORDS. 

Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said 
Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which 
shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the said 

*2-310 Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened 

and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be 
thought most advantagious to the Lihabitants. Also, that the first 
Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our 
said Province, shall be held on the First Wednesday of Feb''^ Next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by Elias Reed who is hereby 
also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so do- 
ing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

in. That before any Division of the Laud be.made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as uear the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



CORNWALL. 



113 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1761 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty -fifth Day of December., namely on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1771 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same : and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwokth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 3'' 
Day of Novemb'^ In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the Second Year of Our 



Reign. 



B Wentworth 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 

Province of New Hamp"^ Novemb'^ 3'' 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Prov^ Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'>' 



*The Names of the Grantees of Cornwall 



*2-311 



M' Elias Reed 
Samuel Lee 
Ebenez"" Fletcher 
Alexander Gaston 
Timothy Bronson 
Daniel Cowles 
David Averil 
James Smith 
Jabez Tuttle 
Benj'' Smally 
Joseph Williams 
Phinehas Holdwin 
Josiah Heath 



Thomas Chipman 
James Nicholls 
Samuel Keep 
George Nicholls 
Andrew Esquire 
Moses Read the 3'^ 
Amos Chapman 
Samuel Chipman 
Stephen Ronton 
John Willoby 
James Nicholls Jun'^ 
Josiah Willoby 
Samuel Holbud 



Murry Lester 
Jonah Dean 
Roswell Steal 
John Judd 
Moses Buck 
Zeriel Jacobs 
Jabez Williams 
Thomas Tuttle 
Sarah Nicholls 
Joel Read 
Enoch Slouson 
John Skinner 
Hannah Austin 



114 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Riilluff White 
Eleanor Smith 
Benj'' Woodruff 
William Read 
John Evarts 
James Landon jun'' 



William Nicholls 
Solomon Linsly 
Jona San ford 
Nathan Benton 
William Trumball 
Ezekiel Landon 



one 
Right 



Samuel Judd 
Andrew Bronson 
Jonathan Schovil 

Abiel Linsey 

James Landon Esq 

Thomas Landon 

Daniel Read 

Joseph Newmarch Esq 



John Hutchinson Esq William Ham 
David Stevens Rich'' Wibird Esq 

Samuel Beebe and Isaac Benton 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted Two of the within Shares One Share for the Incorporated 
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts One Share 
for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Established one 
Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & one Share for the 
Benefit of a School in Said Town, 

Province of New Hamps"^ Nov' 3, l'^61 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Cornwell under 
the Prov* Seal 

Attested 19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 




-^^ Or,,7, 



Province of New Hamps'" Nov' 3 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Cornwell 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



DANBY. 115 

DANBY. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-149 

Danbv GEORGE the Thikd, 

-. .^^^-^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ^ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
J ' * \ To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come, 

^ <— i^^*^ -' Greeting. 

Kno'.v^ ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, b}^ and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwokth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neu'-Enyland^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New- Hampshire^ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty 
Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-Hampsldre^ Qoni'dimng by 
Admeasurement, Twenty three thousand & forty Acres^ which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty 
Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our 
said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and 
hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at 
the North West Corner of Dorsett from thence runing due North 
Six Miles thence due East Six Miles from thence Due South Six 
Miles to the North East Corner of Dorsett aforesaid from thence 
Due West by Dorsett afore Said Six Miles to the North West Cor- 
ner thereof which is also the South East Corner of Pawlet — And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Danby And the Inhabitants that do or shall here- 
after inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfran- 
chized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immu- 
nities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 



116 CHARTER RECORDS. 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs are 

not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the said 

Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be 
*2-150 *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may 
be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to 
the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Fourth Tuesday 
in September Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M"^ Jona- 
than Willard who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said 
first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meet- 
ing for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

in. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty -fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 



DANBY. 



117 



unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
Dece7nhe}\ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a gi-eater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouthy or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
27^'' Day of August In the l^ear of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the first Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'-'"' 

Pro^ of New Hamp-- August 27*^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

f Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of 



Jon=^ Willard 
Lawrence Welsey 
Samuel Hunt 
Moses Kellog 
Israel Waller 
Ruben Napp 
Nathan Weller 
Daniel Ford 
Benj^ Finch 
Nehemiah Renalds 
Thomas Brown 
John Edmons 
John ^«ellson 
Joseph Stanton jun"^ 
Jonathan Oramsby 



Samuel Rose 
Joseph Marks 
John Partito 
Daniel Weller 
Stephen Villitto 
Isaa Fench 
Josey)h Alger 
Dan" Dunham 
Noah Pettebone 
Benj'' Palmer 
William Kenad}'^ 
Rich'' Joslen 
John 'Sutherland jun'' 
David Weller 
Gideon Ormsby 



Danby *2-151 

Mathew Ford 
Asa Aulger 
Sam" Aulger 
Sam" Hunt jun"^ 
Jon'"^ Weller 
Eliakim Weller 
Lusas Palmer 
Joseph Brown 
John Weller 
William Barton 
Nath" Fellows 
James Baker 
Iccousah Palmer 
Jonathan Palmer 
Joseph Brown jun^ 



118 



CHAETEK RECOKDS. 



Benj'' Hammon Sam'^ Shepard Eph'" Renalds 

William Shaw Joseph Soper Aaron Buck 

Noah Gillet William Blunt Sampson Sheaffe Esq 

John Downing Esq Daniel Willard William Willard 

John Willard Coll Ebenez' Hindsdale Wiir"Taylorjun' Boston 

Hugh Hall Wentworth & Cap* John Chamberlain. 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq A Tract to Contain five 
Hundred Acres of Land as Marked B: W: in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted Two of the within Shares one whole Share for the In- 
corporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
One whole Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamp' August 27"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Danby under 
the Seal of the Prov*' 

■^Theodore Atkinson SeC^^ 



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Recorded From the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



DORSET. 



119 



DORSET. 
^Province of New-Hampshire. *2-137 

Dorset GEORGE the Third, 



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liy the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
IreUxntl, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to ivliom these Presents shall come, 
^ v-^-v^^^ '' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Ne\y-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province : Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations lierein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province oi New-Hampshire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty Three thousand & forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. At the North West Corner of 
Manchester from thence Due North Six Miles from thence due East 
Six Miles from thence due South Six Miles to the North East Corner 
of Manchester aforesaid thence Due West by Manchester afore Said 
to the North West Corner thereof being the Bound first began at — 
And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by 
the Name of Dorsett And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjo}' : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Fami- 
lies resident and settled theron, shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the And the 



120 CHARTER RECORDS. 

other on the annually, which Fairs are not to continue 

longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
*2-138 of Fifty Families, a Mai;ket may be *opened and kept one or 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advanta- 
gious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice 
of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the Fourth Tuesday in November Next which said Meeting 
shall be Notified by Gideon Lyman Esq who is hereby also appointed 
the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and 
Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and 
that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such 
Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March 
annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above 
expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them 
and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following 
Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Roj^al Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Successors, 
as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of Parlia- 
ment that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

in. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twent3'^-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 



DORSET. 



121 



unto Us, our H'iirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day oi December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sJulling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmoutlu or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

Li Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 20"' Day 
of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

B}' His Excellency's Command, 
Witii Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Se''^ 



Province of N Hamp' August 20"' 1761 
Recorded According to the Original Charter 
Seal— Page 137—138 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



under the Province 



*The Names of the Grantees of Dorsett (Viz) *2-139 



Gideon Lyman Esq Cap*^ Benj-'' Sheldon 
Samuel Hanscumjun'^Phinehas Lyman Esq 
Docf Job Lyman Oliver Wendall 
Heman Pomroy 
Samuel Cutt 
Bildad Wright 
Benj'^ Sheldon jun'' 
Gad Lyman 
Eph'" Wright 
Joseph Olvard 
Nath' Day 
John Hall Esq 



John Davison 
Caleb Hall 
Elah Southwell 
Joseph Olvard 
Noah Clark jun'' 
William Lem'on 
Sam^ Parsons 
Elijah Lyman 
John Miller 
Elisha Strong 
Timothy Lyman 
Eleazer Burt 



Thomas Hubbard 
Quartus Pomroy 
Cap^ William Lyman 



Phineas Lyman jun'' Philip Clark 
Charles Chauncy Kittry Philip Hubbard 



Will'" Taylor jun'' Bost" 
Gideon Lyman jun' 
Elnathan Wright 
Gideon Lyman Esq 
Simeon Person 
Eleaz'" Pomroy 
Noah Clark 
Elias Lyman 
Elijah Lymon 
Simeon Parsons 
Medad Olvard 
Stephen Olvard 
Joseph Olvard 
Tira° Ruggles jun"^ 
Selah Wright 
Tim"^ Clark 
Sampson Sheaffe 



122 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Joseph Newmarch 
Ezra Clark 
Job Lyman 
Joel Lyman 



Joseph Olvard Isaac Parsons 

John Miller Timothy Ruggles Jun"^ 

Elnathan Wright Noah Clark 

Cap* William Lyman John Lyman jun"^ 
& Gideon Lyman Esq 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W : in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for the incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished One Share for the first Settled Minister and one Share for the 
Benefit of A School in S'' Town 

Province of New Hampshire August 20"' 1761 
Recorded according to the Back of the Original Charter for Dor- 
sett under the Prov" Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec*^*' 




?»J/.«;sV-i'"S'"P 



,-</^ 



Province of New Hamp"^ August 20"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Oi-iginal Charter of Dorsett under 
the Pro^' Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec"^*' 



DOVER. 123 



DOVER. 



[Grant to Peter Brown, 1764.] 

*George the Third By the Grace of God of Great *l-276 
Lieu' Peter Britain France & Ireland King Defender 
Brown of the Faith &'" 

i'-w . . To all to whom these Presents shall come — 

/ Greeting — 
i Whereas we have tho* fit by our Proclamation 

^ — ^ — ' ^ given at S* James's the 7"^ Day of October in the 3'^ 
Year of Our Reign Annoq Domini 1763 amongst other things to 
Testify by our Royal Sence & approbation of the Conduct & Bravery 
of the officers & Soldiers of our Armies and Signify our Desire of 
Rewarding the Same & have therein Com'anded & Impowered 
our Several Governors of our Respective Provinces on the Conti- 
nent of America to grant without Fee or Reward to Such Reduced 
officers as have Served in North America during the Late Warr 
and to such Private Soldiers as have or Shall be disbanded there & 
Shall Personally apply for such Quantities of Land Respectively as 
in & by our afores*^ Proclamation are Perticularly mentioned subject 
Nevertheless to the Same Quit Rents & Conditions of Cultivations 
& Improvements that other our Lands are Subject to in the Province 
within which they are Granted And Whereas Peter Brown Gen- 
tleman now residing at Portsmouth in our Province of New Hamp- 
shire had our Appointment as Lieutenant Fire worker of Our Royal 
Train of artilary and served during the Warr in North 
America and is now *Reduced & having agreable to our *l-277 
aforesaid Proclamation Personally Solicited such Grant 
Know Ye that We of our especial Grace certain Knowledge & mere 
Motion & to signify our approbation as aforesaid & for Encour- 
aging the Settlement & Cultivation of our Lands within our 
Province of New Hampshire in New England have by & with the 
advice of our Trust}^ & well beloved Benning Wentworth Esq Gov- 
ernor and Com'and'' in Chieff of our Said Province of New 
Hampshire & of our Council for Said Province agreable to our 
aforesaid in Part recited Proclamation and upon the Conditions & 
Reservations hereafter mentioned given & granted & by these Pres- 
ents for us our heirs & successors Do Give & Grant unto the s'^ 
Peter Brown Gentleman his Heirs & Assigns forever a Certain Tract 
of Land containing Two Thousand Acres of Land lying & being 
within our Said Province of New Hampshire Butted & Bounded as 



124 CHARTER RECORDS. 

follows, (Viz)begining on the East Side of Fane & at the North East 
Corner of Lands Granted to Lieu' James Tute then runingWest Ten 
deg^ North by the Needle to the East Side of Somerset & at the North 
West Corner of Lieu' James Tutes Grant then Northerly by Somersett 
Two Hundred & forty Rodds then East Ten degrees South by the Nee- 
dle to the West Side of Fane then Southerly to the Bounds first men- 
tioned To Have & to Hold the Said Tract of Land as above expressed to 
to him the Said Peter Brown Gentleman & to his heirs & assignes 
forever upon the following Conditions & Reservations Viz First that 
the Said Peter Brown Gentleman his Heirs or Assignes shall Plant & 
Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of Five Years for every 
Fifty Acres containd in this his Grant & Continue to Improve & 
Settle the Same b}" aditional Cultivations on the Penalty of the 
forfeiture of this his Grant & of its reverting to us our Heirs & 
Successors to be by us or them Regranted to such of our subjects as 
shall effectually Settle & Cultivate the same Secondly that all white 
& other Pine Trees within the s'^ Tract fit for Masting our Royal 
Navy be Carefully Preserved for that Use & none to be Cut or 
Fell'd without our especial Licence for so doing first had & obtaind 
on the Penalty of the forfeiture of the Right of the Grantee his Heirs 
or Assigns to to us our Heirs & Successors as well as being subject to 
the Penalty of Any Act or Acts of Parliament that now are or hereafter 
Shall be Enacted Thirdly Yielding & Paying therefor to us our Heirs 
& Successors for the Space of Teii Years to be computed from the 
Date hereof the rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only on the 25"' day 
of December Annually if Lawfully Demanded — Fourthly the said 
Grantee his Heirs & Assigns shall Yield & Pay unto us our Heirs & 
Successors Yearly & every Year for ever from & after the expiration 
of Ten Years from the above Said 25"' Day of December Namely on 
the 25"' of December which will be in the Year of our Lord 1774 one 
Shilling Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns 
Settles & Possesses & so in proportion for A Greater or Lesser Tract 
of the said Land which Money shall be paid by the respective owner 
Settler or Possessor as aforesaid in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth in the Province aforesaid or to such officer or officers as shall 
be Appointed to receive the Same and this being in Lieu of all Other 
Rents and Services whatsoever In Testymoney whereof We have 

caused the Seal of our said Province to be hereunto 
*l-278 Affixed Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq *Governor & 

Com'ander in Chieff of our s'' Province the 4"' Day of 
July in the Year of our Lord Christ 1764 and in the Fourth Year of 
Our Reign 

B Wentworth 



DOVER. 125 

By liis Excellencys Comand 
with Advice of Council 

Theod"^ Atkinson j' Sec'^ 

Province of New Hamj)"^ 

I Do bereby acknowledge to have recievd a Grant of Two thou- 
sand Acres of Land as by tbe above Patent will appear in Virtue of 
his Maj''* Proclamation above referrd to & I Do hereby Declare that 
I never have receivd any satisfaction of any of his Majestys Gov- 
ernments before Wittness my hand this 4"' July 1764 — 

Peter Brown 

Recorded According to the original Patent under the Province 
Seal the first Day of November 1764 — 

•39 T Atkinson Jun Sec'^ 



[Grant to Stephen Holland, 1764,] 

*George the 3'* by the Grace of God of great *l-274 
Lieu* Hollands Britain France & Ireland King Defender 
Grant of the Faith &c'' 

S.-W- — ^ , To all to whom these Presents Shall come Greet- 

p s ( '"^ 
( Whereas We have tho' fit by our Proclamation 

>— ^.^--' ^ given at S* James's the Seventh Day of October in 
the third Year of our Reign Annoq Domini 1763 amoung Other things 
to Testify our Royal Sence & approbation of the Conduct & 
Bravery of the ofiicers & soldiers of Our Armies and to Signify 
our Desire to Reward the Same & have therein Com'anded 
*And Impowerd our Several Governors of our Respective *l-275 
Provinces on the Continent of America to grant without 
Fee or reward to Snch Reduced Officers as have Served in North 
America during the late Warr «& to such of our Private Soldiers as 
have been or Shall be disbanded there & Shall Personally Apply for 
the Same such Quantitys of Land respectively as in & by our Said 
Proclamation are Particularly mentiond Subject nevertheless to the 
Same quit Rents & Conditions of Culture & Improvement as other 
our Lands are Subject in the Province within which they are granted 
And Whereas Stephen Holland Esq of Londonderry in the Province 
aforesaid had our appointment as first Lieutenant of our Corps 
of Rangers commanded by Major Gorham in America & Served dur- 
ing the Late War there & is now Reduced and having agreable to 
our afores'' Proclamation personally Solicited such Grant — Know Ye 
that We of our Especial Grace certain knowledge & mere Motion do 



126 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Signify our approbation as aforesaid and for Encouraging the Settle- 
ment & Cultivation of our Lands within our Province of New Hamp'' 
in New England Have by & with the advice of our Trusty & well 
beloved Benning Wentworth Esq Govern'' & Com'ander in Chieff 
of our said Province of New Hamp' & of our Council for said Prov- 
ince agreable to our aforesaid in Part recited Proclamation & upon 
the Conditions & Reservations hereinafter mentioned given & 
granted & by these Presents for us our Heirs & Successors do give 
& Grant unto the said Stephen Holland & his Heirs & assignes forever 
a Certain Tract of Land containing Two Thousand Acres lying & 
being within the Said Province Bounded as follows Viz Begining at 
the West Side of Fane at the North East Corner of Lands lately 
granted to Peter Brown then Runing West Ten degrees North by 
the Needle to the East Side of Somerset & to the North West Cor- 
ner of Said Browns Lands Then due North on the Line of Somerset 
aforesaid Two Hundred & thirty Three Rods then East Ten deg** South 
by the Needle to the West line of Fane thence Southerly by P'ane to 
the Bounds first mentioned To Have & to Hold the s'' Land as above 
expressed to him the Said Stephen & to His Heirs & Assignes forever 
upon the following Conditions & Reservations Viz — first that the said 
Stephen his Heirs & Assigns shall Plant & Cultivate five Acres of 
Land within the Term of Five Years for every Fifty Acres containd 
in this his Grant & to Continue to Improve & Settle the Same by 
aditional Cultivations on the Penalty of the Forfeiture of this his 
Grant & of its reverting to us our Heirs & Successors to be by us 
or them regranted to such of our Subjects as Shall effectually & Cul- 
tivate the Same (2'">) That all White & Other Pine Trees within 
Said Tract fit for Masting our Royal Navy be carefully preserved for 
that Use & none to be cut or Felld without our Especial Lycence for 
so doing first had & obtaind under Penalty of the forfeiture of the 
Rights of the Grantee his heirs or assigns to us our Heirs & Succes- 
sors as well as being Subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are or hereafter Shall be Enacted — 3'"'^) Yield- 
ing & Paying therefor unto us our heirs & Successors for the Space 
of Ten Years to be computed from the Date hereof the Rent of 
One Ear of Indian Corn only on the 25'" Day of December annually 
if Lawfully Demanded (4^^) The Said Grantee his Heirs or Assigns 
Shall Yield & Pay unto us our Heirs & Successors Yearly & every 
Year for ever from & after the Expiration of Ten Years from the 
above said 25"' Day of December which will be in the Year of 

our Lord 1774 One Shilling Proclamation Money for 
*l-276 *every Hundred Acres he so owns Settles or Possesses and 

so in Proportion for A Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said 



DOVER. 127 

Land which Money shall be paid by the respective Owner Settler or 
Possessor as aforesaid in our Council Chamber at Portsmouth in the 
Province aforesaid or to such officer or officers as Shall be appointed 
to receive the Same & this to be in Lieu of All Other Rents & Ser- 
vices whatsoever Li Testymoney whereof We have caused the Seal of 
our said Province to be hereunto annexed Wittness Penning Went- 
worth Esq our Governor & Com'ander in Chieff of our s'' Province 
the 5'^ Day of July in the Year of our Lord Christ 1764 & in the 
Fourth Year of our Reign 

B Wentworth 
By his Excellencys Com'^ 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson j"" Sec'^y 

Province of New Hamp' 

I do hereby acknowledge to have receiv'' a Grant of Two thousand 
Acres of Land as by the above Pattent will Appear in Virtue of his 
Majestys Proclamation above Referr'd to & I hereby declare that I 
never have Recievd any Satisfaction of any of his Maj'^'* Gov- 
ernm** before Wittness my hand this 5"' Day of July 1764 — 

Stephen Holland 

Entered & Recorded according to the Original Pattent under 
the Prov*^ Seal this 19"' Day of October 1764— 

19 T Atkinson Jun Sec'^ 



[Grant to James Tute, 1764.] 

*George the Third by the Grace of God of great *l-265 
Lieu' Tute Britain France & Ireland King Defender of 
Grant the Faith &c-' 

/ z-*-'^-— V X To all to whom these Presents Shall come Greeting 

\ / Whereas we have tho' Fit by our Proclamation given 

j I as S' James's the 7 Day of October in the third year of 

^ ^-^.^iii-' ' our Reign anuoq Domini 1763 amoungst other Things to 

Testify Our royal Sence & approbation of the Conduct & Bravery of 

the officers & soldiers of our armies & to Signify our Desire of 

rewarding the Same & have therein Com'anded & Impowered our 

Several Governours of Our Respective Provinces on the Contenant 

of America to grant without Fee or reward to Such reduced officers 

as have Served in North America during the late War & to Such 

Private Soldiers as have been or Shall be disbanded there and Shall 



128 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Personally apply for Such Quaatities of Lands respectively as in & 
by our afore said Proclamation are Perticularly mentioned Subject 
Neyertheless to the Same Quit Rents «k Conditions of Cultivations 
& Improvements that other our lands are Subject to in the Province 

within which they are Granted And Whereas James Tute 
*l-266 Esq of Deerfield in the Province of the *Massachusetts 

had our appointment as first Lieutenant of his Maj'-''* Corps 
of Raingers commanded by Maj' Gorham &: Served during the late 
"War in North America and is now reduced and having agreable to 
our afore Said Proclamation Personally Solicited Such Grant Know 
Ye that We of Special Grace certain Knowledge i: Mere Motion do 
Signify our approbation as afore said and for Encouraging the Settle- 
ment and Cultivation of our Lands within our Province of Xew 
Hamp"^ in Xew England have by «S: with the advice of our Trusty & 
beloved Beuning Wentworth Esq Governour vk Com'ander in 
Chieff of our Said Province of New Hampshire dc of our Council for 
Said Province agreable to our aforesaid in Part recited Proclamation 
and upon the Conditions tk reservations here after mentioned Given 
6: Granted and by these Presents for us our Heirs »k Successors Do 
Give «i: Grant unto the said James Tute Esq his Heirs «S: assigns for 
ever A Certain Tract of Land containing Two Thousand Acres of 
Land Lving »i: being within the s^ Province of Xew Hampshire afore 
said Butted and Bounded as follows Viz begining on the West Line 
of Fane at the North East Corner of Lands lately granted to Nathan 
Whiting Esq then runiug West Ten Degrees North by the Needle to 
the North West Bounds of Said Whiting Land in the East Line of 
Somersett then due North along Said Somersett Line Two hundred 
&: fifty rods then East 10' South to the West Line of Fane then 
Southerly by Fane to the Bounds first Mentioned To Have & to 
Hold the s ■ Tract of Land as above Expressed to him the said James 
Tute «i: to his Heirs i: assigns forever upon the following Conditions 
»ic Reservations Viz First that the said James Tute Esq his Heirs 6: 
assigns Shall Plant »S: Cultivate five acres of Land within the Term 
of five Years for every fifty Acres contained in this his Grant & Con- 
tinue to Improve & Settle the Same by additional Cultivations on 
Penalty of A Forfeiture of this his Grant and of its reverting to us 
our Heirs «S: Successors to be by us or them regranted to such of our 
subjects as shall effectually Settle «k Cultivate the Same -'-^^ — That 
all White »i: other Pine Trees fit for Masting our Royal Navy be 
carefully Preserved for that use *k none to be Cutt or Felld without 
our Special Licence for so doing first had & obtaind upon the Pen- 
alty of the forfeiture of the Right of the Grantee his Heirs & assigns 
to us our heirs ic Successors as well as being subject to the Penalty 



DOVER. 129 

of any Act or Acts of Parliani' that now are or hereafter shall be 
Enacted 3'">' Yealding & Paying there for to us our heirs & Succes- 
sors for the Space of Ten Years to be Computed from the Date here- 
of the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only on the 25 Day of December 
Annually if Lawfully Demanded — 4'-' — The s'^ Grantee his Heirs or 
assigns Shall Yield & Pay unto us our Heirs & Successors Yearly & 
every Year for ever from and after the Expiration of Ten Years 
from the above said 25"' day of December namely on the 25"' Day of 
December which will be iu the Year of our Lord 1774 one Shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns Settles & 
Possesses & so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said 
Land which Money shall be paid by the Respective owners Settlers 
or Possessors as aforesaid in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth in 
the Province afore s'^ or to such officer or officers as Shall be ap- 
pointed to receive the Same & this being in Lieu of all other Rents 
& Services whatever in Testimony whereof We have caused the Seal 
of our said Province to be here unto affixed Wittness Benning Went- 
worth Esq our Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of oar s'^ Province 
the 4'" Day of July in the year of our Lord Christ 1764 & in the 4'^ 
Year of our Reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Command 
with advice of Council 

*Prov" of New Hamp« July 6'^ 1764 *l-267 

Recorded According to the original Grant under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun Sec"^^ 

Province of New Hamp'' July 6-1764 

I Do hereby acknowledge to have received a Grant of Two Thous- 
and Acres of Land as by the above Patent will appear in Virtue of 
his Maj'-^^ Proclamation above referrd to & I Do hereby declare that 
I never have Rec'' any Satisfaction of any of his Maj^^^ Governments 
before Wittness my Hand 

James Tute 

July 6-1764 

Recorded from the Bottom of the original & forgoing Grant Signed 
by the s'' James Tute 

Attest' T Atkinson Jun Sec'"y 



P s 



130 CHARTER RECORDS. 



DUMMERSTON. 

*1-185 *Province of New Harap'" 

Fullum George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 

I ,— ..^^.— s ,^ Britain J'rance & Ireland King Defender of the 
faitli &^ 

To All Persons to whom these Presents Shall come 
^ s—^^*-^ ' Greeting 
®?i® Pa.v (225) Know Ye that we of our Special Grace Certain 

Conditions »it«t • cit>. t-i 

Altered Knowledge And Mere motion tor the Due Kncourage- 

ment of Settling A New Plantation within our Said Province by 
& with the Advice of our Trusty & well beloved Bemiing 
Wentworth Esq our Governour & Commander in Chieff of our 
Said Province in New Hamp"" in America and of our Council of the 
Said Province Have upon the Conditions & Reservations herein 
After made Given & Granted & by these Presents for us our heirs 
& Successors Do give & Grant in Equal Shares unto Our Loving 
Subjects Inhabitants of our Said Province of New Hampshire «Sc his 
Maj'^* Other Governments and to their heirs & assigns forever 
whose names Are Entered on this Grant to be Divided to & 
Amoungst them into fifty Six Shares (Two of which Shares to be 
Laid out in one Tract of the Contents of Eight hundred Acres for 
his Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq and in full for his Two 
Shares which s*^ Tract is bounded Viz Begining at the North East 
Corner of this Town thence running Down Connecticut River Two 
hundred and forty Rods thence West 10'^ North Carrying that 
Breadth back till Eight hundred Acres are Compleated) All that 
Tract or Parcel of Land Scituate Lying & being within our Prov- 
ince of New Hamp'^ Containing by Admeasurement nineteen thou- 
send Three hundred & Sixty Acres which Tract is to Contain five & 
a half miles Square and no more out of which an allowence is to be 
made for highways & unimprovable Lands by Rocks Mountains 
Ponds & Rivers One thousend & forty Acres free According to A 
Plan thereof made «&; Presented by our Said Governours orders 
& hereunto Annexed Buted & bounded as follows Viz — Begining 
at A Stake & Stones on the bank of Connecticut River being the 
North East Corner of Brattleburrough and runs West 10'^ North on 
Said Brattleburrough to Marlebrough East Line thence North 10'^ 
East on Said Marlebrough to the Line of Fane thence on the Line 
of Fane East 10'^ South five hundred rods tlience Northerly on Said 
Fane four miles to A Stake & Stones from thence East 10'^ South to 
Connecticut River and from thence Down Said River to the Bounds 



DUMMERSTON. 131 

first mentioned And that the Same be & Is incorporated into A 
Township by the Name of Fullura and the Inhabitants that Do or 
shall hereafter Inhabit Said Township Are hereby 
Declared to be *Enfranchized with & Intitled to all & *1-186 
every the Previledges and Immunities that Other Towns 
within our said Province by Law Exercize & Enjoy and further that 
the Said Town as Soon as there shall be fifty families resident &> 
settled thereon Shall have the Liberty of holding two fairs one of 
which Shall be held on the first Thursday in May Annually and the 
Other on the iirst Thursday in September Annually which fairs Are 
not to Continue And be held Longer than the Respective Saturday 
following the Said Respective Thursday and as Soon as the Said 
Town Shall Consist of fifty famlys A Market Shall be Opened & 
kept one or more Days in Each Week as may be tho* most Advan- 
tagious to the Inhabitants Also that the first meeting for the Choice 
of Town officers Agreable to the Laws of our Said Province Shall 
be held on the fifteenth Day of January next which Meeting Shall 
be Notifyed by Josiah Willard Esq who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the Said first Meeting which he is to Notify & Gov- 
ern Agreable to the Laws & Customs of our Said Province And 
that the Annual Meeting forever hereafter for the Choice of Such 
officers of Said Town Shall be on the first Tuesday in March 
Annually To have & to hold the Said Tract of Land as above 
Expressed Togeather with all the Previledges & Appurtenances to 
them and their Respective heirs & Assigns forever upon the follow- 
ing Conditions (Viz) that every Grantee his heirs or assigns Shall 
Plant or Cultivate five Acres of Land Within the Term of five years 
for every fifty Acres Containd in his or their Share or Proportion of 
Land in Said^ Township and Continue to Improve & Settle the Same 
by additional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeiture of his Grant 
or Share in the Said Township and its Reverting to his Majesty his 
heirs & successors to be by him or them regranted to Such of his 
Subjects as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same That all 
w^hite & other Pine Trees within the Said Township fit for Masting 
our Royal Navy be Carefully Preserved for that Use «Sb none to be 
Cut or felled without his Majestys Especial Lycence for So doing 
first had and Obtained upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of the 
Right of Such Grantee his heirs or assigns to us our heirs and Suc- 
cessors as well as being Subject to the Penalty of Any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are or hereafter Shall be Enacted, 
That *before Any Division of the Said Lands be made to *1-187 
& Amongst the Grantees A Tract of Landas near the Center 
of the Township as the Land will Admit of Shall be reserved and marked 



132 CHARTEK RECORDS. 

out for Town lotts one of which Shall be Allotted to Each Grantee 
of the Contents of one Acre Yeilding & Paying therefor to us our 
heirs & Successors for the Space of Ten years to be Computed 
from the Date hereof the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only on 
the first Day of January Annually if Lawfully Demanded the first 
payment to be made on the first Day of Jan'-^ after the first of Jan- 
uary next ensueing the Date hereof And Every Proprietor Settler or 
Inhabitant Shall yield & Pay unto us our heirs & Successors Yearly 
& Every year forever from and After the Expiration of the Ten 
years from the Date hereof namely on the first Day of January 
which will be in the year of our Lord Christ One thousend Seven 
hundred & Sixty four One Shilling Proclamation money for every 
hundred Acres he So owns Settles or Possesses & So in Proportion 
for A Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land which money Shall 
be paid by the Respective Persons abovesaid their heirs or assigns in 
our Council Chamber in Portsmouth or to Such officer or officers as 
Shall be Appointed to Recieve the Same And this to be In Lieu of 
All Other Rents & Services whatsoever In Testimony hereof We 
have Caused the Seal of our Said Province to be hereunto affixed 
Wittness — Benning Wentworth Esq our Governour & Cona'and"^ in 
Chieff of our Said Province the Twenty Sixth Day of December in 
the Year of our Lord Christ One thousend Seven hundred & fifty 
three and in the Twenty Seventh year of our reign — 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Com'and 
with Advice of y'' Council 

Theodore Atkinson Se'^^ 
Entred & recorded According to the Original under the Province 
Seal this 27'^ Day of December 1753 

■^Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 

Names of the Grantees of Fullum (Viz) 

Simeon Stodard, John Franklin, Anthony Stodard, 

Martha Holmes, Thomas Hubbard, Samuel Holebrook, 

Nathaniel Perkins, Thomas Brumfield, John Gushing, 

Samuel Watts, John Chandler, Joseph Royal, 

Benjamin Lowder, William Lowder, Solomon Willard, 

Daniel Oliver, Gillum Phillips, John Foy, 

*1-188 John Foy jun^ *Ebenezer Field, Samuel Hunt 

John Powel, Jeremiah Powel, Shrimptom Hutchinson, 

Eliakim Hutchinson, Henry Liddle, William Hutchinson, 

Robert Jenkins, Thomas Amory, Nath" Coffin 

Jonas Muson, Thomas Scales, Nicholas Loreing, 



DUMMERSTON. 



133 



Benj^' Hollowell, 
Samuel Treet, 
David Nevins, 
Elijah Alexander, 
Daniel Warner, 
Samuel SoUey, 



Will'"' Phillips, 

Robert Fletcher jun' 

Jon" Hubbard, 

John Peirce, 

Richard Wibird, 

His Excellency Benning 



Henry Bromfield, 

Richard Foster, 

James jNIinot, 

John Summers, 

Theodore Atkinson, 

Meshech Wear, 
Wentworth Esq A Tract of Land to Contain Eight hundred Acres 
which is to be Accounted two of the within mentioned Shares and 
Laid out 6c Bounded as within mentioned One whole Share for the 
Licorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts, One whole Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
in Said Town One whole Share for A Glebe for the Ministry of the 
Church of England as by Law Established Also Sampson Willard — 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter for Fullum this 
27''^ Day of December 1753— 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



-'/, 



>"■., 



- V7I/ ,-"'' '^ 



AC 



-v?-''V;o<'^ ?«>i: 



>/uv<^ u>?m^}^ 3UI-/ ■.'■^v'""a" 




Taken from the Plan on the Back of the Charter of Fullam this 
2-7"' Day of December 1753 — 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec''*' 



134 CHARTER RECORDS. 

[DUMMERSTON CHARTER RENEWED 1760.] 

*l-225 *Proviuce of New Hamp'' 

Fullam Charf George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 
Lengthned out Britian France & Ireland King Defender of the 

. '^ , Faith &'^ 

f ^ To all to whom these Presents Shall come 

<; Prov'' Seal } Greeting 
l^ J WhereasWeof Our Special Grace & Mere Motion 

"^ V ^ for the d\\e Encouragement & Settling of A New 

fcfr^^^chartfr Plantation within Our Province of New Hamp'' by 

our Letters Patent or Charter under the Seal of Our Said Province 
dated the 26"' Day of December in the Twenty Seventh Year of Our 
Reign Granted a Tract of Land equal to Six Miles Square Bounded 
as therein expressed to A Number of Our Loyal Subjects whose 
Names are entered on the Same to hold to them their heirs & assigns 
on the Conditions therein declared to be A Town Corporate by the 
Name of FuUum as by Referrence to the Said Charter may more 
fully appear 

And Whereas the s'' Grantees have represented that by the Inter- 
vention of an Indian War since the making of said Grant it has been 
impracticable to comply with & fullfiU the Conditions aforesaid and 
Humbly supplycated lis not to take advantage of the Breach of Said 
Conditions but to Lengthen out & Grant them Some Reasonable 
Term for the Performance thereof after the Said Impediment shall 
Cease 

Now Know Ye that We being Willino: to Promote the End Pro- 
posed Have of Our Further Grace & favour suspended Our Claim of 
the forfeitures which the Said Grantees may have Incurrd and by 
these Presents do Grant unto the Said Grantees their Heirs & assigns 
the Term of one Year for Performing & Fullfilling the Conditions 
Matters & things by them to be done (which Term is to be renewd 
annually until his Maj'-'* Plenary Instructions shall be recieved 
relative to the Incident that has Prevented a Complyance with the 
Charter according to the True Intent & meaning thereof 

In Testimony Whereof We have caused the seal of Our Said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto atifixed Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq our 
Goveruour & Commander in Chieff the 12"' Day of June in the 33'^ 
year of Our Reign Annoq Domini 1760 — 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Command 
with advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



DUMMEESTON. 135 

Province of New Hanip' 

Recorded according to the Original under the Province Seal the 
12'" Day of June 1760 

"39 Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



[DUMMERSTON CHARTER RENEWED, 1761.] 

*Province of New Haraps'' *l-237 

Fulluni George the Third by the Grace of God of Great 

— -i^-^^ >^ Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the 
Faith &c 



p s 



To all whom these Presents shall Come Greeting 



^ ^i-.^*^ -' Whereas our LateRoyall Grand father King George 

the Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special Grace & mere 
motion for the Encouragement of setling a New Plantation within 
our said Province of New Hampshire by his Letters Patient or Char- 
ter under the Seal of our said Province Dated the 26"' Day of Decem- 
ber 1753 & in the Twenty Seventh Year of his Majestys Reign 
grant a Tract of Land equal to five & ^ Miles square Bounded as 
therein Expressed to a Number of our Loyal Subjects Whose 
Names are Entered on the same to hold to them their Heirs or 
Assigns on the Conditions therein Declared to be a Town Corporate 
by the Name of Fullam as by Referrence to the said Charter may 
more Fully appear 

And Whereas the said Grantees have Represented that by the 
Intervention of an Indian Warr since making the said grant it has 
been Impracticable to Comply with & fulfill the Conditions & humbly 
Supplicated us not to take advant^' of the Breach of said Condi- 
tions but to Lengthen out & Grant them some Reasonable time for 
Performance thereof after the said Impediment shall Cease 

Now Know Ye that we being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed have of our Further Grace & Favor Suspended our Claim of 
the Forfeiture which the said Grantees may have Incurred and by 
these Presents do grant unto the said Grantees their Heirs & Assigns 
the Term of One Year for Performing & FuUfilling the Conditions 
Matters & things by them to be done which Term is to be Renewed 
Annually if the same Impediment Remains untill our Plenary 
Instructions sliall be Received Relating to the Incident that has Pre- 
vented a Compliance with the said Charter According to the Intent 
& meaning of the same 

In Testimony whereof we have Caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto Affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth Esq'' our 



136 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Governour & Commander in Cheif of our Province aforesaid the 6'*^ 
day of July in the Year of our Lord Christ 1761 & in the first Year 
of his Majestys Reign 

B Wentworth 
By his Exeellencys Command 
with Advice of Councill 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^'' 
Recorded the T'' Day of July 1761 

^^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



p s 



[DuMMERSTON Charter Renewed, 1762.] 
*l-248 ^Province of New Hampshire 

Fullam George the Third by the Grace of God of Great 

f /-*--—-. ,^ Britain France & Ireland King Defender of Faith &c 
Whereas our late Royal Grandfather King George 
the Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special 
^ >— »^.— i^ ^ Grace & mere Motion for the Encouragement of Set- 
tling a new Planta" within our said Province of New Hampshire 
by his Letters Pattient or Charter under the Seal of our said Province 
dated the 26"' day of December 1755 & in the Twenty Seventh Year 
of his Majestys Reign grant a tract of Land equal to Five & one half 
Miles Square Bounded as therein Expressd to a number of our 
Loyall Subjects whose Names are Enter'd on the same to hold to 
them their Heirs or Assigns on the Conditions therein declared to be 
a Town Corporate by the Name of Fullam as by Referrance to the 
said Charter may more fully appear 

And Whereas the said Grantees have Represented that by the In- 
tervention of an Indian Warr since making the said Grant it has 
been Impracticable to Comply with and fulfill the Conditions & hum- 
bly Supplicated us not to take Advantage of the Breach of said Con- 
ditions but to Lengthen out & grant them some Reasonable time for 
Performance thereof after the said Impediment shall cease 

Now Know Ye that we, being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed have of our further grace & favour Suspended our Claim of 
the Forfeiture, which the said Grantees may have Incurr'd &by these 
Presents do Grant unto the said Grantees their Heirs & Assigns the 
Term of two Years for Performing & fulfilling the Conditions, mat- 
ters & things by them to be done, which term is to be Renew'd if the 
same Impediment Remains, untill our Plenary Instructions shall be 
Received Relating to the Incident that has Prevented a Coraplyance 



DUMMERSTON. 137 

^vith the said Charter, According to the Intent & meaning of the 
same 

In Testimony whereof we have Caused the seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto affixed Witness Benning Wentworth Esq. 
our Govern"^ & Comnv', in Cheiff of our Province aforesaid the 7^'' 
day of July in the Year of our Lord Christ 1762 & in the Second 
Year of our Reign — 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellency's Comni'* 
with Advice of Council 

Theo : Atkinson Jun' Sec'^'' 

Province of New Hampshire Aug*^ 12 — 1762 

Recorded from the Origional Charter under the Prov : Seal — 

f T : Atkinson Jun Sec""5^ 



P S 



[DUMMERSTON CHARTER RENEWED, 1764.] 

*Province of New Hamp' *l-278 

George the third by the Grace of God of Great 
Britain F' ranee & Ireland King Defender of the Faith 

^ ^-— .^-^ ^ To all whom these Presents shall Come Greeting 

Fullam AVhereas our Late Royal Grand Father King George 

the Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special 
Grace & mere motion for the Encouragement of Settling A New 
Plantation within our Said Province of New Hamp'^ by his Letters 
Pattent or Charter under the Seal of our Said Province dated the 26"' 
Day of December 1753 & in the 27"' Year His Majestys Reign granted 
a Tract of Land equal to F^ive & one half Miles Square bounded as 
therein expressed to A Number of our Loyal Subjects whose Names 
are Entered on the Same to Hold to them their Heirs or Assigns on 
the Conditions therein declared to be a Town Corporate by the Name 
of Fullam as by reference to tiie s'' Charter may more fully Appear 
And whereas the Said Grantees have represented that by the Inter- 
vention of an Indian War Since making the Said Grant it has been 
Impracticable to comply with & fullfill the Conditions & humbly sup- 
plycated us not to take advantage of the Breach of the Said Condi- 
tions but to Lengthen out & grant them some Reasonable Time for 
Performance thereof after the Same Impediment Shall Cease Now 
Know Yee that we being Willing to promote the End Proposed have 
of our Further Grace & Flavour Suspended our Claim of the Forfeit- 



138 CHARTER RECORDS. 

ure which the Said Grantees may have Incnrrd & by these Presents 
do Grant unto the Said Grantees their Heirs & Assignes the 
*l-279 Term of one Year for Performing *Andfiillfilling the Condi- 
tions Matters & Things by them to be done which Term is to 
be renewd if the Same Impediment Remains until our Plenary Instruc- 
tions Shall be recievd relating to the Incident that has prevented a 
Coraplyance with the Said Charter according to the Intent & Mean- 
ing of the Same In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of 
our Said Province to be hereunto affixed Wittness Penning Went- 
worth Esq our Governor & Commander in Chieil of our Said Prov- 
ince the 7"' day of June in the Year of our Lord Christ 1764 & in 
the fourth Year of our Reign 

B Wentworth 
By his Excellencys Comand 
with Advice of Council 

Theod' Atkinson Jun'' Sec'^^ 

Entered & Recorded according to the original Charter under the 
Province Seal this 7'^' Day of June 1764— 

19 T Atkinson Jun Sec^^^ 



DUXBURY. 

*2-417 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Duxbury GEORGE the Third, 

/■ .—i^^^-s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

) (To all Persons to tvJiom these Presents shall come^ 

^ ^— -V-*-' -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Graoe, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Penning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Ne'W-Hampshire in 
Neiv-Emjland^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New- Hampshire^ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 



DUXBURY. 139 

Seventy one equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate, lying and l)eing within our said Province of New- Hump shire, 
containing- by Admeasurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to con- 
tain Six Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is 
to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the North Easterly 
Corner of New Huntington on the Souther Side of Onion or French 
River from thence runing Easterly up Said River & bounding on the 
Same so far on a Strait Line as to make it Six Miles from the Said 
Corner of New Huntington allowing the Same to be Perpendicular 
with the Easterly line of Said New Huntington from thence Southerly 
a Parrellel Line with New Huntingtons East Line Six Miles thence 
Westerly about Six Miles to New Huntingtons South Easterl}^ 
Corner from thence Notherly by Said New Huntingtons East Line 
Six Miles to the place began at And that the same be, and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Duxbury And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our 
Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town 
as soon as there shall be Fiftv Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and kept *2-418 
one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, 
shall be held on the 28'" Day of July next which said Meeting shall 
be Notified by the Rev'' M' Isaac Browne who is hereby also appointed 
the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and 
Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; 
and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of 
such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 
March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as 
above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to 
them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the fol- 
lowing Conditions, viz. 



140 CHARTER RECORDS. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Mastiug Our Royal Xavy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us. our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of iJectmher. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twentj'-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said 
Pro\ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Ben>;i>'G \Ventworth, 
Esq; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the Seventh Day of June In the Year of Our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of 
Our Reign. B Wentworth 



DUX BURY. 



141 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council. 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec"^ 

Pro^ of New Hamp"^ June 7-1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pro'' Seal 

"^ T Atkinson Jun'' Sec^' 



*The Xaraes of the Grantees of Duxburj 



*2-419 



Rev*^ Isaac Brown 
Jacob Joralemon 
Thomas Cadmus 
Ann Yandvck 
Henry Joralemon 
William Berber 
Xicholoso Joralemon 
Abram Godwin 
Josiah Gilbart 
Joseph Brown 
Philip Scuyler 
John Berdan 
Lodowyck Rice 
James Obrien 
Jacob Tissoort 
Hendrick V Giesen 
Abr"" Van Wyck 
Direck Brinckerlaoef 
John Vance 



Ten* Joralemon 
Jan Devoer 
Thomas Cadmus Jun"" 
Asa King 
Elias M Untandt 
John Kingsland 
Harper Joralemon 
William Camp 
Daniel Riggs 
Stephen Tuttle 
Abraham Gouverneur 
William Brown 
Gabril Ogdon 
Barnet Vanthorne 
James Vanbureu 



Dirch Yaralemon 
Henry King 
John Speer 
John Winne 
Joseph Kingsland 
John Joralemon 
James Niesbit 
Daniel Farrand 
Job Brown 
Johannes Scuyler 
Barent Governeur 
Peter Zabirskie 



Edw^ M' allister 
Sam" Jacobus Demarest 
Daniel Jessup 
Hendrick Van Giesen Jun"" Isaac Van Giesen 
Theodo" Van Wvck William Provoost 



Xatha^ Philip Earle John Chappel 
Abra'" Ackermon Garrit Hopper 

Daniel Isaac Brown Esq Patridge Thatcher Sam" Averhill 
Hon^'^ Rich^ Wibird ) Cap^ John Wentworth 

John Downing > Esq" Tho* Westb^ Waldron 

Dan^ Warner ) 

His Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to be 
accounted two of the within Shares One whole Share for the Incorpor- 
ated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts One 
Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Established 
one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel »S: One Share 
for the Benefit of A School in S ' Town 

Pro^ of New Hamp"^ June 7'^ 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Duxbury un- 
der the Pro"" Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun'^ Sec''^ 



142 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



■drv.u 




Prov® of New Hamp"" June 7-1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Duxbury under 
the Pro^ Seal 

"p T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^^ 



ESSEX. 

^2-429 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Essex GEORGE the Third, 



p s- 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to ivJiom these Presents shall come, 
^ -— ^^-w -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv- Hamp shire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 



ESSEX. 143 

Seventy two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of New- Hampshire^ contain- 
ing by Admeasurement, 23040 Acres^ wliich Tract is to contain Six 
Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made 
for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows. Viz. Begining at the Northerly Side of Onion or French 
River at the southerly corner of Colchester, from thence Runing 
Easterly up said River, (^bounding on the same) so far as to make 
Six Miles upon a streight line Perpendicular with the upper line of 
Colchester afores'' thence Northerly a Parralell line with the said upper 
line of Colchester Six Miles, thence Westerly a Parralell Line, with 
the line on the river (first mention'd) abo' six Miles to the North East 
Corner of said Colchester, from thence southerly by the East line of 
Colchester to the River where we began — And that the same be, 
and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Essex 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and ever}^ the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the 
said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which 
shall be held on the And the other on 

the annually, which Fairs are not to 

continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon 

as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, *2-430 
as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agrea- 
ble to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 13"^ of 
July next which said Meeting shall be Notified by John Bogart Jun"^ 
Esq'' who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meet- 
ing, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for 
ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, 
shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have and to 
Hold the said Tract of Laud as above expressed, together with all 
Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 



144 CHARTER RECORDS. 

vate five Acres of Land within the Terra of five Years for ever}' fifty- 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees wdthin the said Towniship, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now- are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among the 
Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for Town 
Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the Contents 
of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Becemher. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One 
shilling Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, 
settles or possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser 
Tract of the said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective 
Persons abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber 
in Portsmouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed 
to receive the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and 
Services Avhatsoever. 

In Testimony wdiereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and sixty three And in the Third Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 



ESSEX. 



145 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun-" Sec^^^ 
Prov^ New Hamp"^ June 7-1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pro'' Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun"- Sec^^^ 

« 

*The Names of the Grantees of Essex (Viz) *2-431 



Edward Burling 
Stephen Fowler 
Theophilus Anthony 
James Bogert Jun'^ 
John Taylor 
Peter J Bogert 
John Jac Bogert 
Jacobus N Bogert 
Joseph Tompkins 
Stephen Hicks 
Steph" Van Wyck 
Will'" Elsworth Jun^ 
Abr"^ Lefferts Jun^ 
George Hogewout 
Bernardus Swartwout 
Michael Hillegas 
John J Jennings 
Abra"' Lynsen 
John Haydock 
And"' Slopper 
Sam' Averill 
Joseph Wright 



Elijah Gedney 
Edward Agar 
Petrus Byvanck 
Nicholas J Bogert 
John J Bogert 
Henry J Bogert 
Jacobus Bogert 
Thomas Fisher 
John Horton 
Thomas Hicks 
Tho* Burling 
Will"' Stymas 
Charles Tillinghast 
Nich* Anderson 
Abra"' Lefferts 
Samuel Hillegas 
Christ" Stymes 
James Murray 
Walter Burling 
Nich' H Bogart 
Hon*^'*^ Will'" Temple 
John Nelson 
Theo : Atkinson J'^ 



Joseph Drake 
Francis Panton 
John Bogert Jun"" 
Willet Taylor 
Cornelius J Bogert 
John N Bogert 
Nicholas N Bogert 
John Drake 
Joseph Hunt 
Whitehead Hicks 
Will"' Elsworth 
Dirick Lefferts 
Wiir» Wiley 
Cornelius De Groot 
Peter Clopper 
Michael Jennings 
Christ" Stymes Jun'' 
John Lawrence 
Edw'' Burling Jun"" 
Matt"' Wolf Bogart 
And"' Wiggeus Esq"" 
Esq'"* 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq'^ a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-W in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares : One whole share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel, 
And One share for the benefit of a school in said Town — 

Province of New Hamp' June 7"' 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec'^^ 



146 



CHARTER F.ECOEDS. 



5i3 



1 




Province of New Hamp" June 7-1763 

Recorded from the Plan on the back of the Original Charter 
Essex under the Pro'^ Seal 

■y T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec^ 



FAIRFAX. 



*S-30 *Province of Ne "^-Hampshire. 

Fairfax GEORGE the Third, 

^-ii-^*~^^ Bv the Grace of God. of Great-Britain. France and Ire- 
\ , I lanti. King. Defender of the Faith A:c. 
] "^ /" To all P-:rioni to ichom the*e Preitviti fhall come. 

^^ —ii^ ^ Greeting. 

Kjsow Ye. that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Xeic Plantation 
within our said Province, bv and with the Advice of our Trustv and 
Well-beloved Benntsg Wentwoeth. Esq: Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of Xric- Ramp shire, in 3>ef- 
EngJand, and of Our Cor>fcrL of the said Province; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted. 
andbv these Presents, for Us. Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of Xeic-Rampihire, and Our other Governments, and 
to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Xames are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 



FALRFAX. 147 

said Province of Xetc- Hampshire, containing by Admeasarement, 
Twenty three Thousand A: forty Acres, vrhich Tract is to contain Six 
Miles square, and no more : out of which an Allowance is to be made 
for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks. Ponds. Mountains 
and Rivers. One Thousand and Forty Acres free, acc-ording to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows, n^. Begining at the North Elastly Comer of Westford 
a Town lately granted in this Province thenee runing Westerly by 
Westford as that runs to the North West Comer thereof which is 
also the South Easterly Comer of Georgia a Township lately granted 
then turning off Northerly iSc runing by Greorgia afore Said as that 
runs to the North Easterly Corner thereof then turning Easterly it 
runing so far on a Parallel Line with the Northerly Side Line of 
Westford afore Said as that A Streight Line Drawn from that Peri«jd 
to the North Easterly Comer Bounds <:>f Westford afore Said the 
Bounds began at Shall include the Contents of Six Miles Square 
And that the same be. and hereby is Lic-c>rporated into a Township 
by the Name of Fairfax And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law 
Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as 
there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 
the Liberty of holding ttco Fair*, one of which shall held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to c-ontinue longer 
than the resp»ective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *of'ened and kept *S-31 
one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Prv:>vinee. 
shall be held on the fifteenth Day of September Next which said Meet- 
ing shall be Notified by M" Edward Burling who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annuaUy, To Havz and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, toiretner with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their resf>ective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 



148 CHARTER RECORDS. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and jof its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

XL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

IIL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty -fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money fqr every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, 
Esq ; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the 18 Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the 3'' Year of 
Our Reigrn. B Wentworth 



FAIRFAX. 



149 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson JuiV Sec^^ 

ProV^ of New Hamp' Augs' 18-1763 

recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun'" Sec^^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of Fairfax (Viz) 



*3-32 



Edward Burling 
John Leageraft 
James Armstrong 
Cardin Proctor 
Garden Lee 



Viuer Leageraft Viner Leageraft jun' 

ChrisfCadwinLeageraft James Leageraft 



Will'" Leageraft 
Tim" M' Carth}^ 
Thomas Miller 



Thomas Will'" Moore Christopher Miller 
James Gilchrist James Sacket 

Peter Farmer Thomas Seymour 

Jasper Jasper Farmer Jasper Peter Farmer 
Peter Wallis GallaudetThomas Gallaudet 



John Read Wilmot 
Joseph Sackett 
Sam" Deal Sen'' 
Will"' Newton 
Adam Gilchrist jun 
William Willson 
John Sackett 
Edward Leslie 
Nicholas Dean 
Peter Totten jun"" 



George Leargeraft 
Will'" Prockter 
Paul Miller 
Joseph Haveland 
Henry Arnald 
Thomas Seymour jun'' 
Jasper Farmer 
Edger Gallaudet 



Thomas Gallaudet jun'' James Wilmot jun"" 



Elisha Gallaudet 
Joseph Sackett jun"^ 
Samuel Deal jun'' 
Thomas Newton 
Edward Agur 



Peter Elisha Gallaudet 
Peter Sacket 
John MTveney 
Adam Gilchrist Sen'' 
Philip Doughty 
Francis Panter 



William Darlington 
George Willocks Leslie George Leslie 
Uriah Field Stephen Dean 

Tho* Drake Benj'' Haviland 

The Hon"!-^ Rich'^ Wibird^ 
Dan" Warner I -p ^g 

Natha" Barrel & ?^sq 

Joseph Newmarch J 

His Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq a Tract to Contain Five 
Hundred Acres as marked B W in the Plan which is to be Accounted 
two of the withi-n Shares one whole Share for the Incorporated Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts one Share for A 
Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Established One Share 
for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel in S'^ Town & one Share 
for the Benefit of A School in S'' Town forever 
Prov« New Hamp-" August 18- 1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pro"" Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun' Sec^^ 



150 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



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/ 2 i ?• fa K. 



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Province of New Hamp'' August 18 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Origiual Charter under the Pro'' 
Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 



*3-34 



Fairfield 



FAIRFIELD. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



p s 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come, 
^ V— ^v-*—' ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special (xrace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province oi New-Hampshire, in New- 
Unf/land, and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 



FAIRFIELD. 151 

grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of Neiv-Ham'psJiire^ and Our other Governments, and 
to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of JVen'-Hampshire, containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty three Thousand & forty Aci'es, which Tract is to contain Six 
Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made 
for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Kivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows. Viz. Begining at the North Easterly Corner of Fairfax a 
Township this Day Granted from thence runing Westerly by Fair- 
fax as that runs to the North West Corner thereof which is also the 
South East Corner of S' Albans then turning off Northerly & Tun- 
ing by S^ Albans as that runs to the North Easterly Corner thereof 
then Turning off & runing Easterly so far on a Parrallel Line with 
the Notherly Side Line of Fairfax aforesaid as that A Streight Line 
Drawn from that Station to the North Easterly Corner of Fairfax 
aforesaid (the Bound began at) Shall include the Contents of Six 
Miles Square And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a 
Township by the Name of Fairfield And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfran- 
chized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immun- 
ities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding ttvo Fairs., one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said 
Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened *3-35 
and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Ofticers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Twentieth Day of September next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by M' Samuel Smith who is 
hereby also af)pointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our 
said Province : and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for 
the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 



152 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurt- 
enances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and 
cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and others Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, tlie first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December . 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One^ shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth., or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and 
this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wenworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 18 Day 



FAIRFIELD. 



153 



of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty three And in the third Year of Our Reign. 

B Went worth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec"'^ 
Pro^" of New Hamp^ August 18- 1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pr° Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ SeC^^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of Fairfield (Viz) 



^3-36 



Samuel Hungerford 
Abraham Gold 
Moses Bulkley 
Ebenez"^ Silliman jun 
Peter Barr 
Daniel Smith 
Daniel Jackson 
Alexander Sloan 
Abel Plat 
Elnathan Williams 
Andrew Sturges 
Hayns Hanford 
Eleaz'^ Osburne 
Joseph Lyon 
Sam" Ogden 
Ebenez' Ogden 
Thomas Staples y*" 2' 
Gideon Wells 
Sam" Waters 
Tho* Nor thro up 



Samuel Smith 
Ebenez' Bartram 
Ezekiel Hull 
David Barlow 
Moses Wakman 
John Banks 
Sam" Bennit y*^ 2'' 
Sam" Starling 
Nath" Price 
Ephraim Nicholds 
Noah Rockwell 
Joshua Jennings 
James Bradley 
George Burr 
Peter Blackman 
Job Bartram 
Andrew Jennings 
Benj"' Wyncoop Jun"^ 
Sam" Waldo 



Abraham Hayes 
Ebenez"^ Burr 
Jabez Hubbell 
Abel Jennings 
Eph™ Hawley 
Daniel Belden 
Hezekiah Deforest 
Stephen Hull 
Ezra Williams 
Benoni Dimon 
Peter Betts 
Benj"^ Osburne 
Benj'^ Banks 
Thadeus Banks 
John Ogden jun"" 
Jon--^ Cuttler 
Jabez Wakman 
William Livesav 
Benj*^ Eliot 
Benj'* Eliot jun"" 



Jonah Hungerford 
The Hon''^'' Dan" Warner ^ 

Rich'' Wibird ' ^^ ,, 

Joseph Newmarch j ^ 

& James Nevin J 
For his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres as Marked B. W- in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted Two of the within Shares One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts One Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
there & One Share for the Benefit of A School in S'' Town forever 



154 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Province of New Hamp'^ August 18 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Fairfield under 
the Prov^ Seal 

m T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 



.^V 



K< 



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PUn ofTaxTfiUd 






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Province of New Hamp' August 18"' 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Fairfield under 
the Pro^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec''^ 



[Smithfield Charter, 1761.] 
* Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 

By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come, 
^ N-— v-^-' ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 



*3-33 

Smithfield 



FAIRFIELD. 155 

Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in Neiv- 
En<jJand, and of Our Council of the said Province; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being 
within our said Province of Neiv-Hamp shire, containing by Admeas- 
urement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, 
and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High 
Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and 
Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and 
Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bound- 
ed as follows, Viz. Begining at the North Easterly Corner of Fair- 
field a Township this Day Granted from thence runing Westerly by 
Fairfield as that runs to the North West Corner thereof which is also 
the South East Corner of Swanton then turning off Notherly and 
runing by Swanton afore Said as that runs to the North Easterly 
Corner thereof, then turning off Easterly & runing so far on a Par- 
rallel Line with the Notherly Side Line of Fairfield afore Said as 
that A Streight Line drawn from that Period to the North Easterly 
Corner Bounds of Fairfield afore Said (the Bound began at Shall in- 
clude the Contents of Six Miles Square And that the same be, and 
hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Smithfield 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to 
all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the 
said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and 
settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding two Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be * opened and kept *3— 39 
one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first jNIeeting for 
the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Prov- 
ince, shall be held on the 19"' Day of September next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by M'' Thomas Douglass who is hereby also 



156 CHARTER RECORDS. 

appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects 
as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One dialling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or pos- 
sesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said 
Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, 
their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth^ or to 
such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; 



FAIRFIELD. 



157 



an<l this to l)e in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 
In Testimony whereof we have caused tlie Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benxing Wentwokth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
18"' Da}' of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our 



Reign. 



By His Excellency's Command, 
Witli Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec''^ 

Pro^ of New Hamp^ August 18-1763 

Recorded from the original Charter under the Pro"" Seal 



B Wentworth 



^ T Atkinson Jun^ Sec-"*' 



*The Names of the Grantees of Smithfield — Viz 



^3-40 



Sam" Hungerford 
Abel Seelye 
Lydol Buck 
Ruben Cloos 
Eph"' Hubbell jun^ 
Aaron Prendle 
Isaac Coller 
Samuel Waters jun'^ 
Henry Smith 
Daniel Bostwick 
Thomas Taber 
Nathan Wade jun"^ 
John Wallis 
John Bolt 
Tho* Younof 
John Prior 
Eliphalet Downer 
Dan Howlett 
Thomas Tobias 
Fines Wortman 

The 



Thomas Douglass 

Amos Fitsimmons 

David Cummins jun"^ 

Daniel Lake 

Nath" Seelye 

Kent Right 

Andrew Morhouse 

John Soule 

John Gorham 

John Brackit 

Elijah Brownell 

Ziba Brownson 

Joseph Wheeler jun'' 

James Moger 

Adam Right 

Isaac Dean 

Elisha Leffingwell 

Jacob Herenton 

Charles Weeks 

Minor Sedam 
Hon"'« Rich'' Wibird 
Dan" Warner 
Jo* Newmarch 
and James Nevin 



Paul Yeats 
Nathan Smith 
Amos Agard 
Gaylard Hubbell 
Silas Hubbel 
Thatford Holmes 
Samuel Waters 
Will'" Barnes jun^ 
John Sunderland 
James Akin 
William Adgate 
Jon* Gidding-s 
John Porter 
Sam" Dean 
Daniel Young 
Benj* Throop Jun'' 
John Morhouse 
Nathan Wade 
Benj'' Birdsall 
Benj-''^ Seamans 

Esq" 



For his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract to Contain 
five Hundred Acres as marked B W in the Plan which is to be 



i68 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



accounted Two of the within Shares one whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
one Share for A Glebe for the church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel in Said 
Town & one Share for the Benefit of a School in S'^ Town forever 

Pro^ of New Hamp-- August 18"> 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Smithfield 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun' Sec'" 






BW 






■u»jM-».»iS '^S 



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I I 

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Prov*^ of New Hamp'" August 18-1763 
Recorded from the Back of the 
under the Pro"" Seal 



original 



Charter of Smithfield 



T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'y 



FAIRLEE. 159 

FAIRLEE. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-177 

Fairlee GEORGE the Third, 

. .— ^--^> . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Irehind, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

J I To all Persons to ivliom these Preseiits shall come, 

^ s— ^^w^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer ^Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVew Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hajmpshire in JSfew- 
JEni/land, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neit'-Hampshire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of Neiv-Hamp shire, containing by 
Admeasurement, about Twenty four Thousand Acres, which Tract is 
to contain something more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprov- 
able Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand 
and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made 
by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. 
Beginning at a Tree Standing on the Bank of Conneticut River, 
jNlarked with the Figures 7 «& 8 which is the North Easterly Corner 
Bounds of Thetford, thence North Sixty One Degrees West Six 
jV[iles by Thetford aforesaid to the North Westerly Corner thereof, 
thence North Thirty Three Degrees East Six Miles & One Half 
Mile, thence South, Sixty One Degrees East Seven Miles to a Tree, 
Marked with tlie Figures 8 & 9 Standing on the back of Conneticut 
River afores'^ thence down the said River as that Runs to the Bounds 
first above Mention'd — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorpo- 
rated into a Township by the Name of Fairlee — And the Inhabitants 
that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared 



160 CHARTER RECORDS. 

to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exer- 
cise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Ttvo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the annually, which Fairs are not 

to continue longer than the respective following the 

said and that as soon as the said Town shall 

*2-178 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 

kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Second Tuesday of October next which 
said Meeting shall be Notified by M'' Wilder Willard who is hereby 
also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting forever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our sjDecial Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to LTs, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and pajdng therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 



FAIRLEE. 161 

for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Kent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of De- 
cember annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Eveiy Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors 3'early, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decemher, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres be so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which ]Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other llents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Ninth Day of Septem'^ In the Year of our Lord Chuist, one Thous- 
and Seven Hundi'ed and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''*' 
Province of New Hamps'' Sep"" 9. 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^y 

*The Names of the Grantees of Fairlee *2-179 

Josiah Chaiuicy Joseph Hubbard Wilder Willard 

Daniel Jones Oliver Warner Hezzekiah Hubbard 

Joim Cook Samuel Belknap Samuel Airs 

Fellows Billing John Eastman David Warner 

John Blair Nathan Goodman William Baxton 

Phineas Lyman Thomas Elwell Justin Bull 

Peter ^Marshall John Stringling Caleb Pomroy 

Joseph Wright Nathaniel Bartlet Moses Harvey 

Ebenezer Moody Ebenezer Dickinson Jun"^ Robert Emons 

Isaac Ward Abner CoUey Israel Hubbard 



162 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Ricliard Chauncy 
Israel Chauncy 
Isaac Goodail 
David Blogget 
Ebenezer Mattoon jun'' 
Moses Cook 
Robert Dickinson 



Joseph Clmrch Martin Smith 

Charles Chauncy David Parsons 

Alexandar Smith Ebenezer Dickinson 

Samuel Hunt Eleazer Mattoon 

Soloman Boltwood jun'' Simeon Clark 
Joseph Dickinson Gideon Dickinson 

Noacliah Lewis Theodore Atkinson Esq"^ 

Mark Hunk^ Wentworth Esq" Benning Wentworth Samuel Hunt 
Jonathan Hunt Arad Hunt Ebenezer Houghton 

Soloman Ellsworth Samuel Stevens Samuel Wentworth Esq"" Boston 
Major Jonathan Greeley Oliver Williard Jonathan Hubbird 

& Thomas Frink 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq"" a Tract of Land to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres as Marked in the Plan B- W- which is to be 
Accounted Two of the within shares, One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished, One share for the first Setled Minister of the Gospel in said 
Town. & One share for the Benefit of a School in Said Town — 

Province of New Hampshire sep"^ 9 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Origional Charter for Fairlee under 
the Province seal 

Attested '59 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^y 



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FERDINAND. 163 

Province of New HamiV Sepf 9-1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Fairlee 

W Theodore Atkinson Sec"^*' 



FERDINAND. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-261 

Ferdinand GEORGE the Third, 

, ^-w'.-^ . By the Grace of God, of Great^Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

) I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ -— .— ^w ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Netv Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Cliief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in JVew- 
Enyland, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, and 
to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entree! on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by Admeasurement, about 
Twenty five Thousand Acres, which Tract is to contain Something 
more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance 
is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the most Westerly 
Comer of Maidstone thence runing north Easterly by Maidstone to 
the Northerly Corner thereof thence North West Six Miles & One 
half mile Thence South Westerly on a Parralel Line, with that on the 
North West Side of Maidstone afores'^ thence Soutli East to the 
Northerly Corner of Granby then b}' Granby South East to the Westerly 
Corner of Maidstone the bounds first above Mention'd And that the 
same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of 
Ferdinand And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the 



164 CHAPTER RECORDS. 

said Township, are hereby declared to Ije Enfrancliized with and 
Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And 
further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, 

which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
*2-262 Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more 

Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious 
to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of 
Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the Third Tuesday of Novem'' next which said Meeting shall 
be Notified by M'' Sam^ Averill who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Aj)purtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or ProiDortion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional Cult- 
ivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the 
said Townsliip, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Successors, 
to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall effect- 
ually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 



FERDINAND. 



165 



Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre, 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Decetnher. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling/ Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which ]Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto'^affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 12*'' 
Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundi-ed and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Se''^ 
Province of New Hamps'^ Octo"^ 12, 1761 

Recorded Accordincr to the Orisfional Charter under the Province 
Seal — 

19 Theodore Atkinson Se'"^' 



'The Names of the Grantees of Ferdinand Viz* 



*2-263 



Tho- Hungerford 
Jon*^ Hungerford 
Jonah Barnes 
Nath' P>rown 
Eben'^ Marven 
Versal Dickinson 
Will'" Barns Jun'" 
Nath' Chapman 
Timo-' Fuller 
Sam' Stentsquire 
David Cook Jun'^ 



Alex'' Steward Jun'^ 
Noah Smith 
Asahel Noble 
Dan Barns 
Tho^ Hamlin 
Joseph Giddings 
Jonas Goorich 
Ebenezer Bird 
Joiel Frost 
Sam' Beach 
Sam' Holt 



Josiah Hungerford 
Cotton Mather 
Ruben Halbert 
Tho' Barns 
John Gray 
Sam' Cook 
James Kasson 
Nathan Chapman 
Sam' Frost 
Elisha Hall 
Dayton Johnson 



166 



CHAKTER RECORDS. 



William Lucas 
Daniel Merritt 
David Hoag- Jiin'^ 
Nath' Stevenson 
Elnathan Marsh 



Jedediah Hubbert Elislia Brewster 

Nehemiah Merritt Jun' Benj'^ Ferriss 



George Stillman 
William Kennedy 
Clement Averill 
Mason Cogswell 
Joseph Newmarch Esq 



Zebulon Ferris 
Abr'" Thomas 
Elisha Akin 
Maj"" Joseph Blanchard Agur Judson 
Eleaz'^ Thompson Rich'^ Wibird Esq 

Ammi Ruamah Cutter Nehemiah LoveAvell John INIarsh of Portsmouth 
Sam^^ Frost David Culver Solomon Bell 

Stephen Noble Morgan Noble Israel Noble 

David Hoag — 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B — W — in the Plan which Is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the In- 
corporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, On^ Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as bj^ Law 
Established, One Share for the First Settled INIinister of the Gospel 
& One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 
Province of New Hamps"^ Octo' 12 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Ferdinand 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^' 






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FERDINAND. 167 

Province of New Hamps"^ Octo"^ 14 1761 

Recorded from the l)ack of the Orio-ional Charter of Ferdinand 



under the Prov'" Seal 



'§ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^'' 



[Wenlock Chaktee, 1761.] 
*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-269 



Wenlock GEORGE the Tried, 



p s 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britian, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 
^ >— ^.-^w J Greeting. 

Know 3-e, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neio Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-ljeloved Bexxing Wentwouth, Esq; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in Wew- 
Unf/Iand, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heire and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of Netv-Hamp shire, containing by Admeasurement, 
about Twenty Five Thousand Acres, which Tract is to contain Some- 
thing more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an 
Allowance is to l)e made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, ]\Iountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres 
free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Gov- 
ernor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto 
annexed, Imtted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the most 
Westerly Corner of Brunswick thence Runing North Easterly by 
Brunswick Six Miles to the Nortli Westerly Corner thereof, thence 
North West Six ]\Iiles & one half mile, thence South Westerly on a 
Parralel Line with that on the North West Side of Brunstvick afore- 
said to the Northerly Corner of Ferdinand thence South East by 
Ferdinand to the Westerly Corner of Brunswick the bounds begun 



168 CHARTER RECORDS. 

at And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by tlie Name of Wenlock And the Inhabitants that do or shall here- 
after inhal)it the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfran- 
chized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immuni- 
ties that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy : And further, that the said Town, as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding Two Fairs^ one of which shall be held on the And 

the other on tlie annually, which Fairs are not to con- 

tinue longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as 

the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may 
*2-270 be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as 

may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to 
the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the First Tuesday 
in Deceml)er next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M' Sam^ 
Averill who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever 
hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on 
the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the 
said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges 
and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Townsliip, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 



FERDINAND. 169 

Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be comi)uted from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Y^ear forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
tAventy-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Y^ear of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
13'^ Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec^^^ 

Province of New Hamps'' Octo"" 13, 1761 

Recorded According- to the Oricrional Charter under the Province 
seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'"^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Wenlock Viz' * 2-271 

Israel Woodward Nath' Edwards Eph'" Merels 

Dan' Brown Dan Walton Ephraim Warner 

Abijah Warner John Coal Moris Davis 

Timothy Cole William Adams Jon'' Bolwin 

Aaron Torrell Eldad Mix Moses Frost 

Josiah Stow Asa Judd Benj'' Stillwill 

Sam' Fenn John Nelson John Judd Jun'' 

Stephen Scott Amos Hickcock James Smith Jun*^ 



170 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



John Parker 
Thomas Dunk 
Caleb Merrell 
William Munson 
Amos Andrews 
Sam^ Andrews 
Will'" Hubbard 
Joel Hitchcock 
James Bronson 
Woodbury Langdon 
Mark H§ Wentworth 
Henry Scelton 
Josiah Cassebell 



Joseph Prichet 
Thomas Mathews 
Steph" Upson Jun'' 
Timothy Upson 
Eben' Scott 
Jon* Andrews 
Steph" Root 
John Carter 
Sam^ Averill 
John Pliillips 
Benj* Simons 
John Bostick 
Dan^ Averill 



Woolsey Scott 
Steph'^ Mathews 
Joseph Beach 
Nathan Lewis 
Josiah Wadrieff 
Abel Carter 
Timothy Lewis 
Tim" Carronton 
David Whitney 
John Downing Esq 
Joseph Lamb 
Will'" Cogswell 
Moses Averill & 



James Guthery — 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as marked B-W-in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished, One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel & One 
Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town 

Province of New Hamps'' Octo'^ 13, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Wenlock under 
the Province Seal 

Attested '^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



-^^^i£S^ire 



A^"^ 




>">«3 



FERKISBURG. 



171 



Province of New Hamps"" Octo"^ 13, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Weiilock under 
the Province Seal — 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec''' 



FERKISBURG. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-345 

Farrisbourg GEORGE the Third, 

, ^-— '-^ — . s By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

I \ To all Persons to whom these Presents shall co7ne, 

^ N— ^/-*-^ ^ Greeting-. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neu> Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshii{E in Neiv- 
England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of New-Hampshire^ containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty Four Thousand Six hundred Acres, which Tract is to contain 
Something more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which 
an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres 
free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made b}" Our said Gov- 
ernor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto 
annexed, Ijutted and bounded as follows, Viz. begining at a Tree 
Marked on the Easterly Side of Otter Creek so Called Standing near 
the Head of the first falls in Said Creek which is the North Westerly 
Corner of New Haven from thence runing South 70 degrees East 4 
Miles & 32 rods by New Haven afore Said then Turning off & runs 
North Seven Miles & 200 Rods to a Tree Spotted thence West to 
Lake Champlain then begining again at A Walnut Tree Marked 
Standing on the Westerly" Side of Otter Creek aforesaid near the 



172 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Head of the falls afore Said which is the North Easterly Corner of 
Panton and from thence runing West by Panton to Lake C'haniplain 
afore Said then Notherly by Lake Champlain to end of the West Line 
afore Said And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into 
a Township by the Name of Ferrissbnrg And the Inhabitants that 
do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared 
to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to ail and every the Privileges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law 
Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as 
there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 
the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
. annually, which Fairs are not to con- 
tinue longer than the respective following the 

said and that as soon as the said Town 

*2-345 shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 

kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Prov- 
ince, shall be held on the last Tuesday in July next which said Meet- 
ing shall be Notified by M"^ Benjamin Ferriss who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of said first Meeting, which he is to Notify 
and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Pi-ovince ; 
and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of 
such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the second Tuesday of 
March annually, T( > Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as 
above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to 
them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the follow- 
ing Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to LTs, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by LTs or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects 
as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, liis Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 



FERRISBURG. 173 

Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of I'arliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay un- 
to Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth 
Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One ahilling Proclamation 
]\Ioney for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and 
so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which iSIoney shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth., or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
24"^ Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty two And in the Second Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec""*' 

Province of New Hamps'^ June 24'" 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ T: Atkinson Jun'' Sec^-^ 
*The Names of the Grantees of Ferrissburg — *2-347 

Daniel ]\lerritt Thomas Dowglass Valentine Perry 

Gideon Gifford Timothy Dakin Josiah Akin 

Nehemiah ]\Ierrit Samuel Nottingham Anthony Field 

Edward Burling Anthony Field jun"" Tho* Field 



174 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



John Field 
Thomas Franklin jun'' 
Isaac Corsa 
Robert Caswell 
Benj'^ Ferriss 
Ebenez'' Peaslee 
Henry Davis 
Benj"- Ferriss jun^' 
Dobson Wheeler 
Joseph Ferriss 
Sam^' Ferriss 
James Franklin 
Joshua Delaplane 
Nicholas Delaplane 
John Burling jun"' 
Jonathan Akin 
Samuel Barr 



Edward Burling jun"^ 
Walter Franklin 
Isaac Winn 
Jacob Haviland 
John Akin 
Thomas Akin 
Zebulon Ferriss 
Stephen Noble 
Daniel Chase 
Joseph Ferriss jun' 
John Brownson 
Peter Field 
Joshua Delaplane jun'' 
William Delaplane 
Peter Burling 
Abel Hine 



William Field 
Sam'^ Franklin 
Hugh Rider 
Will'" Haviland 
Thomas Hicks 
Elijah Doty 
Read Ferriss 
Phineas Chase 
Lott Trip 
Zachariah Ferriss 
John Wing 
John Burling 
Sam^' Delaplane 
Tho^ Burling 
James Tripp 
Aaron Gayland jun"" 



the Hon'''*^ Joseph Newmarch Esq 



James Nevin Esq & William Temple Esq 

His Excellency Benning Wenworth Esq a Tract of Land to Contain 
five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares — One Whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Forreign Parts 
One Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & one 
Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamps"" June 24''' 1762 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Ferrissburg 
under the Prov : Seal — 

19 T Atkinson Jun-" Sec'^ 



GEORGIA. 



175 




Province of New Hamps'' June 24, 1762 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Ferrissburg 
under the Province Seal 

1 T Atkinson Jun-- Sec^^ 



*3-2 



GEORGIA. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. 

Georgia GEORGE the Third, 

'-*-^— N x By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

J ^ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

( To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come^ 

^— ^^*-^ ^ Greeting-. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 



176 CHARTER RECORDS. 

meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our Said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Cliief of Our said Province of Netv-Jffampshire, in New- 
England, and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty three Thousand & forty Acres, which Tract is to contain Six 
Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made 
for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made l)y Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows. Viz. Begining at the North Easterly Corner of Milton a 
Town Lately Granted on the Easterly side of Lake Champlain from 
thence Runing Westerly by Milton Line to Lake Champlain then 
Turning off Northerly & Runing by the Shores of said Lake to a 
Stake & Stones by the side of the Lake at Six Miles Distance on a 
Streiofht Line from the North West Corner of Milton aforesaid then 
turning off Easterly & Runing on a Parrallell Line with the Northerly 
side Line of said Milton so far as that a Streight Line drawn to the 
North Easterly Corner of Milton the Bounds began at Shall make & 
Include the Contents of Six Miles Square — And that tlie same be, 
and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Georgia 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and every the Pi'iviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the 
said Town as soon as there shall ])e Fifty Families resident and set- 
tled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding tivo Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fami- 
*3-3 lies, a Market ma}- be *opened and kept one or more Days in 

each Week, as maybe thought most advantagious to the Inhab- 
itants. Also, that the fu'st Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, 



GEORGIA. 177 

agreal)le to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the First 
Tuesday in September Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by 
M'' Joseph Joinings who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of 
the said first Meeting, wliich he is to Notify and Govern agreable to 
tlie Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the 
said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarc]i annually, To 
Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, to- 
gether with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for ]\Iasting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December.^ namely, on tlie twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 Oyie shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 



178 



CHARTER RKCORDS. 



and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to sucli 
Ofiticer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
17'^ Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^> 

Province of New Hamp"" Augs' 17-1763 

Recorded According to the original Charter under the Prov** Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^=^ 



*3-4 



*NAiVrES of the Grantees of Georgia (Viz) 



Richard Emery Benjamin Burt 

Samuel Wells John Amies 

ffohn Evans Charles Evens 

Moses Evens jun"' Jon-' Ashley 

William Earl Treadwell John March 



Rev^' M^ Levet 

John Hawks 

Job Chamberlain 

Ebenezer Walbridge 

Nathan Fraley 

Aaron Denio 

Eli Denio 

Ebenezer Bardwell 

Israel Stoddard 

Samuel Belding 

Elisha Wait 

Asa White 

John Marsh 

Hon"^''RichardWibird 
Daniel Warner 
Joseph Newmarch 



and Hunking Wentworth Esq^ 



Lockart Willard 
Ebenezer Bernard 
Oliver Dolittle 
Jonathan Burt 
Eleazer Burt 
Aaron Denio jun'' 
William Symes 
Joshua Dickinson 
Perez Graves 
Reuben Belding 
Peter Train 
Thomas Frink 
Joseph Symes 

John Hart 
Esq" Eleazer Burt 

James Dwyer 



Nathan Harvey 

Bunker Gay 

Josiah Willard jun"" 

Paul March 

Daniel Peirce 

David Field 

Selah Bernard 

William Symes Ashley 

Rufus Field 

Elijah Taylor 

Seth Denio 

Cap' Thomas Bell 

Julius AUis 

Silas Graves 

Joseph Holmes 

Paul March 

John Fisher Esq 

James Stoodley 

William Lyman 

Peter Evens 

Oliver Ashley 



GEORGIA. 



179 



His Excellency Beniiing Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares. One whole Share for the In- 
corporated Society for the Propagation of the (iospel in Foreign 
Parts — One Share for a Glebe for the Chiirch of England as by Law 
Established — One Share for the first Settled Minister of the (xospel 
& One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town for Ever 

Prov*" of New Hanq/ August 17-1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Georgia under 
the Prov^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"" Sec'^ 




S 



"7 '?".- t^^•^/ '^•«^*v 



"^'i 

V 






Province of New Hamp"" Angus' 17-1763 

Recorded from the Plan on the Back of the Original Charter of 
Georgia under the Province Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^^ 



180 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

GLASTENBURY. 

* 2-1 25 * Province of New-Hampshire. 

Glossenburry GEORGE the Third, 

, ,^-.^-^0^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) * ' I To all Perso7is to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ V— -v^-—' -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwokth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Netv-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them 
into Sixty Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land 
situate, lying and being within our said Province of Neiv-Hamp- 
shire, containing by Admeasurement, Twenty three Thousand & 
forty Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no 
more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways 
and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One 
Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as fol- 
lows. Viz. begining At the South East Corner of Shaftsbur}^ thence 
due North Six Miles to the South East Corner of Arlington thence 
Due East by Sunderland to the South East Corner thereof being Six 
Miles thence Due South Six Miles to the North East Corner of 
Woodford thence Due West by Woodford Six Miles to the Bounds 
first mentioned — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated 
into a Township by the Name of Glossenbury And the Inhabitants 
that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby de- 
clared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the 
Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by 
Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as. 



GLASTENBURY. I8l 

there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 
the Liberty of holding Tivo Fairs^ one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said • and 

that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, 
a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each *2-126 
Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabi- 
tants. Also, that the first Meeting for tlie Choice of Town Officers, 
agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 
Second Tuesday in October next which said Meeting shall be Notified 
by Cap' Samuel Robinson who is hereby also appointed the Modera- 
tor of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agrea- 
ble to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the 
annual jMeeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for 
the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. 
To Have and to Hqld the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Ap^^urtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by L^s or Them lie-granted to such of Our Subjects 
as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for ]\Iasting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
fu-st had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the (jrantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre ,of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out 
for Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and papng therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



182 



CHABTER RECOKDS. 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Coiincil Cltamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Ofiicer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; 
and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
20*^^ Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council. 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

Province of New Hamp'' August 20*^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Se""" 

*2-127 *The Names of the Grantees of Glossenburry 



Cap* Samuel Robinson 
Samuel Robinson 
David Robinson 
Gideon Lyman Esq 
Gideon Lyman jun"^ 
Benj'^ Sheldon jun"" 
Daniel Lyman Esq 
Roswell Lyman 
Erastus Bradley 
John Fasset 
Fredrick How 
Jn" Moffat of Boston 
Bildad Wright 
Ruben Fray 
Ruben Wright 



Phineas Prat 

Moses Robinson 

Jon^ Robinson 

Coll Tho« Dota Esq 

Cap* Benj"^ Sheldon 

Phineas Lyman 

John Lyman jun'' 

John Nellson 

Benj* Moore 

Jacob Fish 

John Seagrave 

Sam" Cutt of Portsm" 

James Fray 

Isaac Fray 

Aaron Wright jun"" 



Leonard Robinson 
Silas Robinson 
Joseph Pinchin Esq 
Benj'' Whipple 
Elijah Lyman 
Cap' John Nixson 
Moses Buttler 
Isaac Thompson 
William Moore 
Silas Pratt 
Naomi Lyman 
Will'" Smybert Boston 
James Fray jun"" 
Benj"^ Moore 
Daniel Sheldon 



GLASTENBURY. 



183 



Elijah Wright 
Stephen Coats 
Richard Wibird Esq 
Dan" Little Esq 



John Eliot 
(jeorere Abbot 
Cap' Thomas Martin 
of y*" Assembly 



Byfield Loyd Esq 



Joseph Wooder 

Oliver li'u-e 

Daniel Warner Esq 

Assemblyman Beuj"^ 
Stevens 
John Wentworth Esq Benning Wentworth 
Paul March Benning Wentworth & 

Cap* John Wentworth of Kittry 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract to Contain Five 
Hundred Acres as Marked In the Plan B : W : which is to be 
Accounted Two of the within Share One whole Share for the Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts one Share for A 
Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Established one Share 
for the firet Settled Minister of the Gospell & one Share for the Ben- 
efit of the School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamp"" August 20*'* 1761 

Recorded According to the Back of the Original Charter under the 
Pro^ Seal 

'§ Theodore Atkinson Sec''*' 



V. 



.ep*. 



dw '^oylf, S.^TnUt 



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Tiu^^syf'p ^"P 



Pro' of New Hamp' August 20"> 1761 

Recorded from the back of the original Charter of Glossenbury 

19 Theodore Atkinson Se'*' 



184 CHARTER RECORDS. 

GRAFTON. 

*1-201 *Provirice of New Hamp'^ 

Thomlinson George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 

S--^^- — > V Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith 
p-s- ^''^- 
I To all Persons to whom these Presents Shall Come 
^-^"v—-.-' -' Greeting 

Know Ye that We of our Especial Grace Certain Knowledge 
and mere motion for the Due Encouragement of Settling A New 
Plantation within our said Province by & with the advice of our 
Trusty & well beloved Penning Wentworth Esq our Governour 
& Commander in Chieff of our Said Province of New Hampshire in 
America and of our Council of the Said Province have upon the 
Conditions & Reservations hereafter made Given & Granted and by 
these Presents for us our heirs & Successors Do give & Grant in 
Equal Shares unto our Loveing Subjects Inhabitants of our Province 
of New Hampshire and his Maj'^^ other Governments and to his 
heirs and assignes forever whose names Are Entred on this Grant to 
be Divided to & Amoungst them into Six[ty] four Equal Shares all 
that Tract or Parcel of Land Scituate Lying and being within our Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire Containing by admeasurement Twenty three 
thousend and forty Acres which Tract is to Contain Six Miles 
Square & No more out of which an Allowence is to be made for high 
ways and unimproveable Lands by Rocks Mountains Ponds & Rivers 
one thousend & forty Acres free According to A Plan thereof made 
& Presented by our Said Governours Orders and hereunto Annexed 
Butted & bounded as follows (Viz) Begining at the North West 
Corner of Rockingham from thence South Ten degrees West by 
Rockingham Six Miles then Due W^est Six miles thence North Ten 
degrees East Six miles then Due East Six miles to the North 
West Corner of Rockingham aforesaid begun at and the Same be 
and is Incorporated into A Township by the Name of Thomlinson — 
And that the Inhabitants that do or Shall hereafter inhabit said 
Township Are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with And Enti- 
tuled to all & Every the Previledges and Im unities that other 
Towns within our said Province by Law Exercise & Enjoy and 
Further that the said Town as soon as there Shall be fifty familys 
resident & Settled thereon A Market Shall be opened & kept one or 
More Da3^s in Each week as may be tho' most advantagious to the 
Inhabitants also that the first meeting for the Choice of Town officers 
Agreable to the Laws of our Said Province Shall be held on the first 
Tuesday in May next which Meeting shall be Notifyed by Nathan 



GRAFTON. 185 

Chace who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the Said first 
Meeting- whicli he is to Notify & Govern Agreable to the 
Laws *& Customs of onr Said Province and that the Annual *l-202 
Meeting forever liereafter for the Choice of Such officers of 
said Town shall be on the Second Tuesday in march Annually To 
have & to hold the Said Tract of Land as above Expressed Togeather 
with all the Previledges and Appurtenances to them & their 
respective heirs and assignes for ever upon the following Conditions 
Viz That every Grantee his heirs or assigns shall Plant or Cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five years for every fifty 
Acres Containd in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in the 
Said Township and Continue to Improve & Settle the Same by 
additional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the Said Township and its Reverting to his Majesty his 
heirs & Successors to be by him or them Regranted to Such of his 
Subjects as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same that all 
white & other Pine Trees wdthin the Township fit for Masting our 
Royal Navy be carefully Preserved for that use and none to be Cut 
or felled without his Maj'>^ Especial Lycence for So doing first had 
and obtaind upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of the Right of Such 
Grantee his heirs or Assigns to us our heirs & Successors as well 
as being Subject to the Penalty of Any Act or Acts of Parliament 
that now are or hereafter Shall be Enacted that before any Division 
of the Said Land be made to and Amoungst the Grantees A Tract of 
Land as near the Center of the Township as the Land will admit of 
Shall be Reserved and marked out for Town Lotts one of which Shall 
be Allotted to each Grantee of the Contents of one Acre Yielding 
& Paying therefor to us our heirs & Successors for the Space of Ten 
years to be Computed from the Date hereof the Rent of one Ear of 
Indian Corn only on the first Day of January Annually if Lawfully 
Demanded the first Payment to be made on the first Day of January 
next Ensueing the Date hereof and every Proprietor Settler or Inhab- 
itant Shall Yield & Pay unto us our heirs & Successors Yearly and 
Every year for ever from and after the Expiration of the Ten years 
from the Date hereof Namely on the first Day of January which will 
be in the year of our Lord Christ One thousend Seven hundred & 
Sixty four One Shilling Proclamation Money for every hundred 
Acres he So Owns Settles or Possesses and So in Proportion for A 
Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land which Money Shall 
be paid by the Respective Persons above said *their heirs or *l-203 
Assigns in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth or to Such 
Officer or Officers as Shall be Appointed to Receive the Same and this 
to be in Lieu of all Other Rents & Services whatsoeverJN Testimony 



186 



CHART EE RECORDS 



hereof We have caused the Seal of our Said Province to be hereunto 
affixed Witness Bennesg Wentwobth Esq our Goveruoor &: Com- 
'ander in Chieff of our Said Province the Eighth Dav of April in 
the Year of our Lord Christ 1754 and in the Twenty Seventh year 
of Our Reign — 

B Wentworth 
By His Exeellencys Com'and 
With Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

Rec-orded According to the Original under the Province Seal this 
9^ Day of April 1754— 

"^ Theodore Atkinson Sec"^ 

The Names of the Grantees of TsoMLiNSOX-Viz — 



Jonathan Whitney, 
Philip Goodridge, 
Jonathan Wood. 
Jacob Gould jun^ 
Thomas Gt^uld jun% 
John Buttrick, 
Joshua Stickney, 
Samuel Larabee, 
Samuel Preston. 
Joseph Baker jan^ 
James Allen. 
Joseph Worster, 
Jonas Warren, 
John Fox jun"". 
Oliver Corey. 
Stephen Chase, 
Benjamin Shattuck. 



William Holt, 
Benony B^ynton jun% 
Ephraim Whitney, 
Oliver Gt)uld, 
Joseph GiDodridge. 
Zachariah Whitney, 
Oliver Stickney, 
Isaac Holden, 
James Preston. 
Eleazer Davis, 
Nathan Chase, 
Simon Tuttle jun"", 
Oliver Warren, 
Peter Fox, 
Jacob Fox. 
Joshua Chase, 



Nathaniel Harris, 
David Peirce. 
Benjamin Wetherbee, 
Jacob Gould, 
Nathaniel Callen, 
Stephen Stickney, 
Nehemiah Bowers, 
Eleazer Laurence Jnn% 
Jonathan Whitcombe, 
John Baker, 
Simon Tuttle, 
Thomas Warren, 
Josiah Powers, 
Daniel Fox, 
Stephen Shattuck, 
Ezekiel Chase, 
Mathew LivermoreEsq, 
John Thomlinson, 
Theodore Atkinson, 
His Excellency 



Thomas Bell Esq, 
Joseph Newmarch Esq.Nathaniel Dyke, 
John Thomlinson jun"" John Wentworth, 
Henry Sherburne, Daniel Warner, 

Benning Wentworth Esq A Tract of Laud to Contain five hundred 

Acres which is to be Accounted Two of the within Shares 
*1— 204 One *whole Share for the Incorporated Society for the 

Propagation of the Gospel in forreign Parts, One whole Share 
for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel in Said Town One whole 
Share for A Glebe for the Ministry of the Church of England as by 
Law Established — 

Recorded from the back of the Cbarter of Thomlinson the 9"* 
Day of April 1754 "^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^ 



GRAFTON. 



187 



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ThcTnli 7?5tri 



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•'* ^ 



Taken from the Back of the Original Charter of ThomliDSon & 
recorded here the 9"" Day of April 1754 — 

"^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



[Grafton Charter Renewed, 1761.] 
*Pro"vince of Xew-Hamp"^ 



*l-235 



L.. ■( 



IZL^ 



Thomlinson George the Third by the Grace of God of Great 
renewd- Britain France &: Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c* 
To All to whom these Presents Shall Come Greeting 
Whereas our late Roval Grand Father Kingr Georsre 
the Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special Grace 
& mere motion for the due Encouragement of Settling 
a new Plantation within our Said Proyince of New Hamp"^ by his 
Letters Patent or Charter under the Seal of our Said Province Dated 
the Eighth day of April 175-1: in the 27^*" Year of his Majestys reign 
grant a Tract of Land equal to Six Miles Square bounding as therein 
expressed to a Number of our Loyal Subjects whose Xames are Entred 
on the Same to Hold to them their heirs &: Assigns on the Conditions 
therein declared to be A Town Corporate by the Name of Thomlinson 
as b}- referrence to the Said Charter may more fully appear. 

And whereas the Said Grantees haye Represented that by the Liter- 



188 CHARTER RECORDS. 

vention of an Indian Warr since making the Said Grant it has been im- 
practicable to comply with & fulltill the Conditions aforesaid & 
humbly Supplycated ns not to take advantage of the Breach of Said 
Conditions but to lengthen out & Grant them some Reasonable 
Time for Performance thereof after the Said Impediment Shall 
Cease — 

Now Know Ye that We being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed Have of our Further Grace & Favour Suspended our Claim of 
the Forfeiture which the Said Grantees may have Incurrd And by 
these Presents do Grant nnto the Said Grantees their Heirs and 
assigns the Term of one Year for Performing & ful'lfilling the 
Conditions JNIatters & things by them to be done which Term is to be 
renewd Annually if the Same Impediment remains until our Plenary 
Instructions shall be received relative to the Incident that has 
Prevented a Complyance with the Said Charter according to the 
Intent & meaning thereof — In Testimony whereof We have Caused 
the Seal of Our Said Province to be hereunto affixed Wittness Pen- 
ning Wentworth Esq our Govern' & Com'ander in Chiefl of our 
Province aforesaid the 9"' Da}^ of July in the Year of our Lord Clirist 
1761 & in the first Year of Our Reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Comand 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal this 
9*'^ July 1761 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 



[Grapton Regrant, 1763.] 

*3-46 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Thomlinson GEORGE the Third, 

r .-w^-^ , By the Grace of God, of Great-Bj-itain, France and 

\ f Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

I i To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come, 

^ V— -v^*-' ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settWng sl JVew Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Penning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshlre^ in New- 



GRAFTON. 189 

Unqland., and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of Netv-ITampshire^ and Our other Governments, and 
to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty four equal 
Shares, all that Tractor Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within 
our said Province of New-Hampshire^ containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty three Thousand & forty Acres, which Tract is to contain Six 
Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made 
for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows, Viz. Begining at the North West Corner of Rockingham, 
from thence south Ten Degrees West by Rockingham six Miles, then 
due West six Miles then JSorth Ten Degrees East six Miles, then 
due East to the North West Corner of Rockingham aforesaid begun 
at And that the same be, and hereby is Licorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Thomlinson And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfran- 
chized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges andLnmun- 
ities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or more *3-47 
Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious 
to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of 
Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the First Tuesday in December next which said Meeting shall 
be Notified by M'' Oliver Corey who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the 
annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for 
the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 



190 CHARTER RECORDS. 

respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of five Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Lihabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration often [five] Years from the abovesaid twent}"- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1768 One .s7«7??>i'Y7 Proclamation 
Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and 
so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the resi)ective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
01" Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth.! or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to 
be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; Oar 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the First 
Day of September In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

P> Wentworth 



GRAFTON. 



191 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Jun' Sec'''' 

Province of New Hampshire Sept" 1*' 1763 

Recorded from the Original Charter under The Province Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Thoralinson (Viz) *3-48 



Jonathan Whitney 
Phillip Goodridge 
Jonathan Wood 
Jacob Gould Jun"" 
Thomas Gould Juu"" 
John Buttrick 
Joshua Stickney 
Sam^ Larrabee 
Sam' Preston 
Joseph Baker Jun'^ 
James Allen 
Joseph Worster 
Jonas Warren 
John Fox Jun'' 
Oliver Corey 
Steph" Chase 
Benj* Shattuck 
Jos^ Newmarch Esq 



William Holt 
Benoni Boynton Jun'^ 
Ephraim Whitney 
Oliver Gould 
Joseph Goodridge 
Zachariah Whitney 
Oliver Stickney 
Isaac Holden 
James Preston 
Eleazer Davis 
Nathan Chase 
Simon Tuttle Jun"" 
Oliver Warren 
Peter Fox 
Jacob Fox 
Joshua Chase 
Thomas Bell Esq 



Nath' Harris 
Peter Reed 
Benj'"' Weatherbee 
Jacob Gould 
Rogers King 
Stephen Stickney 
Nehemiah Bowers 
Eleazer Lawrence Jun"" 
Jon'^ Whitcombe 
John Baker 
Simon Tuttle 
Thomas Warren 
James King 
Daniel Fox 
Steph" Shattuck 
Ezekiel Chase 
Matt'"" Livermore Esq 
John Thomlinson Jun' 
M" Speaker Sherburn 



John Thomlinson Esq 
John Wentworth Esq Theo : Atkinson Esq 
& Dan' Warner Esq 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B W in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
P^stablish'd, One share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
One share for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamp' Sepf 1*' 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 



192 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



No-rih .f r'.»* Zoit Si > n?, >.; 



Plan of 



ryii,iy-"gi -l<7 •.,- jT VJ'^'P 




Province of New Harap' September l^'' 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter Under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun'^ Sec^^ 



L s- 



GRANBY. 

*2-245 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Granby GEORGE the Third, 

^ ,-*i-'^--s >^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 
^ -^-^v—i^ '' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVew Platita- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Nen'-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations Iierein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 



GRANBY. 193 

tants of Our said Province oi New- ffampshire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Netv-HamiJshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty three thousand & forty Acres^ which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the North Westerly 
Corner of Guildhall from thence Runing North West Six Miles from 
thence North East Six Miles from thence South East Six Miles to 
Guildhall Corner, from thence by the North Westerly Line of Guild- 
hall to the First bounds Mention'd — And that the same be, and 
hereby is Licorporated into a Township by the Name of Granby 
And the Lihabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the 
said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with 
and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Fami- 
lies resident and settled theron, shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the And the 

other on the annually, which Fairs are not to continue 

longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one or *2-246 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advanta- 
gious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice 
of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the Last Monday of Octo'' Instant which said Meeting 
shall be Notified by Elihu Hall Esq who is hereby also appointed 
the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and 
Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and 
that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such 
Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch 
annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above 
exi)ressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them 
and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following 
Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 



194 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Successors, 
as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of Parlia- 
ment that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
JDecemher annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twent3'-fifth Day of Decemher. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twen- 
ty-fifth Day of December, namely, on tlie twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 10"' Day 
of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^' 



GRANBY. 



196 



Province of New Hamps^ Octo'' 12 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

W Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of Granby (Viz) 



*2-247 



Elihu Hall 
Tho* Rice 
Edw'^ Carter 
Sani^ Baker 
David Hubart 
Abraham Kimball 
Dan G Hubbard 
Tho^ Howell 
Joshua Caulleler 
Jesse Pavker 
Sam' Whittelsey 
James Drake 
Cha^ Whittelsey 
John Philips 
Ebeu"" Harthorne 
Jos'' New march Esq 
Joseph Barthom}- 
Stephen Ives 
And"' Parker 
Gamaliel Parker 
Samuel Parker 



Joshua Ray 
Tho^ Ray 
Elisha Whittelsey 
John Willowby 
John Hall 5"' 
Sam' Sharp Beadel 
John Stevens 
Francis Worster Jun"" 
Jon'"' Butterfield 
Sam' Ives 

Chauncey Whittelsey 
Timo' Hardy 
The"^ Doolittle 
Nath' INIerriel 
James Blanchard 
Isaac Cook 
Benj=^ Hall 2'^ 
Stephen Andrevrs 
Abra"' Parker 
Isaac Parker 
James Marks 



Sam' Mansfield 
Joshua Ray Jun'' 
Timo^ Barker 
Jouath" Barker 
Medad Dudley 
Eiihu Hall Jun'' 
Nathiel Parker 
Jon-'^ Johnson 
Joseph Atkins 
Jonath" Ives 
Nath' Chauncy Esq 
John Thomson 
Eben^ Ball 
Hezekiah Hamblett 
Dan' Warner Esq 
Oliver Dudley 
Abel Hall 
Philemon Johnson 
Jacob Parker 
Dedimus Parker 
Jonathan Marks & 



Joseph Doolittle 
His Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as B W in the Plan which is to be Account- 
ed two of the within Shares on Share for the incorporated Societ}^ for 
the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts one Share for A 
Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Established one Share 
for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel and one Share for the 
Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamps^ Octo^ 12*'^ 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Granby under 
the Province Seal — 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



196 



CHARTER RECORDS. 






^oTi\Xa.i C/n-iU'. 



l^lan of U-ra.Txb\f 



2^0'^o 



At-rti 




J«-VW"yAf • V«y -AlS 



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Province of New Hampsh'" Octo'' 12''' 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Granby under 
the Province Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^y 



GUILDHALL. 

*2-241 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Guildhall GEORGE the Third, 

, ,— i^.'^^^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

J ' I To all Persons to lohom these Presents shall come^ 

^ >— ^v'*.-' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England^ and of Our Council of the said Province; Have 



GUILDHALL. 197 

upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampsldre , and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neu'-JIa7)ipshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & Forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty 
Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our 
said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and 
hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining 
at a Stake & Stones which Stands on the Westerly Side of Conneti- 
cut River at or near the Lower end of the Upper Co'os Thirty Miles 
on a Straight Line from the Mouth of Amonoosock River from thence 
Runing North West Six Miles from thence North East Six Miles 
from thence South East Six Miles to the bank of Conneticut River 
from thence down said River to the Place it begun at And that the 
same be, and hereby is Licorporated into a Township by the Name 
of Guildhall And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit 
the said Township, are hereb}^ declared to be Enfranchized with and 
Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And 
further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of 
Fifty Families, a Market may be* opened and kept one or *2-242 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advaii- 
tagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, 
shall be held on the Last Monday of October Instant which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by Elihu Hall Esq"^ who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first jNIeeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 



198 CHARTER RECORDS. 

of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Pleirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn onl}-, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof Ave have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. AVitness Benning VVentworth, Esq ; 



GUILDHALL. 



199 



Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
10'" Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'"^' 

Province of New Hamps'' Octo'' 10. 1761 

Recorded According to Origional under tlie Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Guildhall (Viz*) *2-243 



Elihu Hall 
John Benham 
Gamaliel Benham 
Ebenezer Blakslee 
En OS Todd 
Gershom Todd 
Chauncy Whittelsey 
Walter Munson 
Hest"' Mackey 
Aaron Tuttle • 
David Tharp 
Oliver Dudley 
Nath' Chauncy Esq 
Elisha Whittelsey 
James Mathews 
Rich'' Wibird Esq 
Tho^ Darling Esq 
John Maccleave 
Charles Cook 
Rev Sam' Hall 
Thomas Hart 



Edmond Ward 
John Benham Jun'' 
John Hall 6"' 
Elihu Hall Jun'' 
Sam' Mix 
Joshua Ray 
Dan' Mackey 
Thomas Ray 
Simon Tuttle 
Titus Tuttle 
John Blackslee 
Medad Dudley 
Cha* Whittelsey Esq 
John Herpen Jun"^ 
James Mathews Jun'' 
Dan' Warner Esq 
Tho^ Dodd 
Sam' Mansfield 
Will'" Prindle 
Theopolis Doolittle 
D^ Will'" Gould 
John Moss 



Dan' Thomas 
Benaj'^ Thomas 
Adonijah Thomas 
Ashbel Stiles 
Giles Dayton 
Sam' Whittelsey 
Sam' Sharp Beadel 
Joel Tharp 
Ithamar Tuttle 
James Pain 
Timothy Barker 
Abra"' Kimberly 
Damans Hall Jun'" 
Edw'' Golston Lutwyche 
Peter Russell 
Comfort Sage 
Philip Mortimore 
Thomas Rice 
Jon'^ Blan chard 
Richard Alsop 
And''' Andress && 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B- W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within shares. One Share for tlie Incorpo- 
rated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lishd One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel & One 
Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 



200 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Province of New Hamps'^ Octo'^ 10. 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origioual Charter of Guildhall under 
the Province Seal 

Attested "f Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 



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Province of New Hamps"" Octo' 10, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Guildhall under 
the Province seal — 

m Theodore Atkinson Sec^-^ 



*1-197 
Guilford 



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GUILFORD. 

*Province of New Hamp"" 



George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 
Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the 
faith &c 

To All Persons to whom these Presents Shall come 
^ s.^^/-*-^ ^ Greeting 

Know Ye that we of our Especial Grace Certain Knowledge & 
mere motion for the Due Encouragement of Settleing A New Planta- 
tion within our Said Province by & with our Trusty and well beloved 
Benning Wentworth Esq our Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of our 
Said Province in New Hampshire in America and of our Council of 
the Said Province Have upon the Conditions & Reservations here- 
after made Given & Granted and bv these Presents for us our heirs 



GUILFORD. 201 

& successors Do give & Grant in Equal Shares unto our Loving 
Subjects Inhabitants of our Said Province of New Hampshire and his 
Maj'-^'^ Other Governments and to their heirs and assignes forever 
whose Names are P^ntred on this Grant to be Divided to And 
Amoungst them into Sixty four Equal Shares all that Tract or Parcel 
of Land Scituate Lying & being within our Province of New Hamp- 
shire Containing by Admeasurement Twenty three thousend & forty 
Acres which Tract is to Contain Six miles Square & no more out 
of which an allowence is to be made for High ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks Mountains Ponds & Rivers One Thousend & forty 
Acres free According to A Plan thereof made And Presented by 
our Said Governours Order and hereunto Annexed Butted and 
Bounded as follows (Viz) begining at the South East Corner of 
Hallifax at A Stake in the Province Line thence running Six miles 
due East to the South West Corner of Hindsdale thence Due North 
six miles to the North West Corner of Hindsdale thence due West by 
Brattleborough six miles to the Noth East Corner of Halifax afore- 
said thence due South Six Miles by Halifax to the bounds first 
mentioned — And that the Same be and hereby is incorporated into a 
Township by the name of Guilford and that the Inhabitants that Do 
or Shall hereafter inhabit Said Township Are hereby Declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Entituled to AH & every the Previledges 
and Immunities that Other Towns within our Said Province b}' Law 
Exercise & Enjoy and that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
otficers Agreable to the Laws of our Said Province Shall be 
held on the Second Tuesday in May next *which Meeting *1-198 
Shall be notifyed by John Chandler Jun'' Esq who is hereby 
also a})pointed the moderator of the said first Meeting which he is 
to Notify & Govern Agreable to the Laws & Customs of our Said 
Province and also that the Annual Meeting forever hereafter for the 
Choice of Such officers of s*^ Town Shall be held on the first Tuesday 
in March Annually To have & to hold the Said Tract of Land as 
above Expressed togeather with all the Previledges And Appurtenances 
to them & their respective heirs & assigns forever Upon the follow- 
ing Conditions (Viz) that every Grantee his heirs or assigns Shall 
Plant or Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five years 
for every fifty Acres Containd in his or their Share or Proportion of 
Land in the Said Township and Continue to Improve & Settle the Same 
by Additional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeiture of his Grant 
or Share in the Said Township and its reverting to his Maj*'' his 
heirs and Successors to be by him or them Regranted to Such of his 
Subjects as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same That All 
white & other Pine Trees within the Said Township fit for masting 



202 CHARTER RECORDS. 

our Royal Navy be carefully Preserved for that use and none to be 
Cutt or felld without his Maj^*'^ Especial Lycence for So doing 
first had & obtaind upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of the 
right of Such Grantee his heirs or Assigns to us our heirs & Suc- 
cessors as well as beiug Subject to the Penalty of Any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are oi hereafter Shall be Enacted That 
before Any Divission of the Said Laud be made to and Amoungst 
the Grantees a Tract of Land as near the Center of the Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of Shall be Reserved & marked out 
for Town Lotts one of which Shall be Allotted to Each Grantee 
of the Contents of one Acre Yeilding and Paying therefor to us our 
heirs & Successors for the space of ten years to be Computed 
from the Date hereof the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only on 
the first Da}' of January annually if Lawfully Demanded the first 
Payment to be made on the first Day of January next Ensueing the 
Date hereof And every Proprietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yield 
& Pay unto us our heirs & Successors Yearly & every Year for ever 

from and After the Expiration of the Ten years from the 
*1-199 Date hereof Namely on the first *Day of January which 

will be in the year of our Lord Christ one thousend Seven 
hundred and Sixty four One Shilling Proclamation money for every 
hundred Acres he So owns Settles or Possesses & So in Proportion 
for A Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land which money Shall 
be paid by the Respective Persons abovesaid their heirs or assigns In 
our Council Chamber in Portsmouth or to such officer or officers as 
Shall be Appointed to recieve the Same and this to be in Lieu of 
all other Rents & Services whatsoever In Testimony hereof We 
have Caused the Seal of our Said Province to be hereunto affixed 
Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq our Governour & Comander in 
Chieff of our Said Province the Second Day of April in the year of 
our Lord Christ 1754 and in the Twenty seventh year of His Maj- 
estys Reign — 

B Wentworth 
By his Excellencys Comand 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'"'' 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal this 
2'^ April, 1754— 

"^ Theodore Atkinson Se''^ 



GUILFORD. 



203 



The Names of the Grantees of the Town of Guilford 



Elijah Williams, 
Samuel Field, 
Eleazer Hawkes, 
Obediah Dickinson, 
James Morris, 
John Armes, 
John Allen, Jun*", 
Gardiner Chandler, 
John Curtis, 
Benjamin Green, 
Benjamin Eager, 
John Curtis jun'", 
Asa Flagg, 
John Chandler Jun'", 
Benjamin Pollard, 
John Billings, 
Ezra Carpenter, 
*Theodore Atkinson, 



Seth Dwight, 
William Morris, 
Ebenezer Barnard, 
Samuel Barnard jun"", 
Salah Barnard, 
David Wells, 
Richard Crouch, 
John Chaddick, 
John Chaddick Jun*", 
Nathaniel Green, 
Peter Green, 
Ebenezer Cuttler, 



David Field, 
Mathevv Clesson, 
Joseph Barnard, 
Charles Coates, 
Samuel Partridge, 
Aaron Scot, 
John Chandler, 
James Boyd, 
Nahum Willard, 
Timothy Pain 
Samuel Williams, 
George Bruce, 
John Boyden, 



Samuel Mower, 
Samuel Wentworth of Boston, 
Jonathan Martin, jun^ Elisha Higgins, 
Thomas Warren, Phillip Wheeler, 

Samuel Chandler, Leonard Jarvis, 

Richard Wibird, Daniel Warner, *l-200 

His Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq A Tract of Land 
to Contain five hundred Acres which is to be Laid out in one body — 
One whole Share for the Licorporated Society for the Propagation 
of the Gospel in forreign Parts One whole Share for the first Settled 
Minister of the Gospel in Said Town One whole Share for A Glebe 
for the ministry of the Church of England as by Law Established — 
Caleb How John Wentworth Joseph Blanchard, Eleazer Williams, 
William Rawson jun"^ & William Johnson — 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter of Guilford this 2'^ of April 
1754— 

19 Theodore Atkinson Se'^ 



204 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



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Taken from the Back of the Orighial Charter of Guilford this 2'* 
Day of April 1754 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



*l-239 



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[Guilford Charter Renewed, 1761.] 
*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 whom these Presents shall Come Greeting 

Guilford — Whereas our Late Royall Grandfather King 
George the second of Glorious Memory did of his Special grace & Mere 
Motion for the Encouragement of setling a New Plantation within 
our said Province of New Hampshire by his Letters Patient or Char- 
ter under the Seal of our said Province dated the 2'' day of Aprill 
1754 and in the Twenty Sixth Year of his Majestys Reign Grant a 
Tract of Land equal to Six Miles square Bounded as therein 



GUILFORD. 205 

expressed to a Number of our Loyall subjects whose names are 
entered on the same to hold to them their heirs & Assigns on the 
Conditions therein Declared to be a Town Corporate by the name of 
Guilford as by Reference to said Charter may more fully Appear — 

And whereas the said Grantees have Represented that by the Inter- 
vention of an Indian Warr since making the said Grant it has been 
Impracticable to Comply with and fulfill the Conditions and humbly 
Supplicated us not to take Advantage of the Breach of said Condi- 
tions but to Lengthen out & grant them some Reasonable time for 
Performance thereof after the said Impediment shall Cease 

Now Know Ye that we being willing to Promote the End Proposed 
have of our Further grace & Favour Suspended our Claim of the Forfeit- 
ure which the said Grantees ma}^ have Incurred and by these Presents 
do grant unto the said Grantees their heirs & assigns the Term of One 
Year for Performing and fullfilling the Conditions Matters & things 
by them to be done which Term is to be Renewed Annuall}'^ if the 
same Impediment Remains untill our Plenary Instructions shall be 
Received Relating to the Incident that has Prevented a Compliance 
with the said Charter According to the Intent & meaning of the 
same 

In Testimony Whereof we have Caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto Affixed Witness Benning Wentworth Esq"" our 
Governour & Commander in Cheif of our Province afores'^ the 6'^ 
July in the Year of our Lord Christ 1761 & in the first Year of his 
Majestys Reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Command 
with Advice of Councill 

Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 

Pro^ N Hamp^ July 7"' 1761 
Recorded from the Original under Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



[Guilford Charter Renewed, 1764.] 

*Province of New Hamp'" *l-263 

Guilford George the Third by the Grace of God of great 

/■ .— ii--— -^ . Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith &* 
\ / To all to whom these Presents Shall come Greeting- 

) I Whereas our late Royal Grand Father King George 

^ ^— ^.•-*-^ ■' the Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special Grace 

& mere Motion for the Encouragem' of Settling A New Plantation 



206 CHARTER RECORDS. 

in our Said Province of New Hamp'^ by his letters Patents or Charter 
under the Seal of our Said Province dated the 2'* Day of April 1754 
& in the 26'*" Year of His Majestys Reign grant A Tract of Land 
equal to Six Miles Square bounded as therein expressed to a Number 
of our Loyal Subjects whose Names Are Entered on the Same to hold 
to them their Heirs or Assigns on the Conditions therein declared to 
be a Town Corporate b}' the Name of Guilford as by reference to the 
said Charter may more fully Appear — 

And Whereas the Said Grantees have Represented that by the 
Intervention of an Indian War since making the Said Grant it has 
been Impracticable to comply with & to fullfill the Conditions & 
humbly Supplycated us not to take advantage of the Breach of said 
Conditions but to lengthen out & grant them Some Reasonable Time 
for Performence thereof after the s'^ Impediment shall cease — 

Now Know Yee that we being willing to Promote the end Proposed 
have of our Further grace & Favour suspended our Claim of the forfei- 
ture which the s'' Grantees may have Incured And by these Presents do 
grant unto the said Grantees their Heirs & Assigns the Term of one 
Year from the first of Jau''^ 1765 for Performing & fullfilling the 
Conditions Matters & things by them to be done which Term is to be 
renewd annually if the Same Impedim' remains until our Plenary 
Instructions shall be Receivd relating to the Incident that has prevented 
a Comply en ce with the said Charter according to the Intent & mean- 
ing of the Same 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed Wittness Benning WentworthEsq our Govern'' 
& Comander in Chieff of our Province aforesaid the 20"' Day of 
March in the Year of our Lord Christ 1764 & in the fourth Year of 
his Maj*- * reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Com'and 
with advice of Council 

Theod^ Atkinson jun^ Se-^^ 

Recorded this 8"^ Day of June 1764 According to the original 
Charter under the Prov** Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun Sec'^y 



P: S- 



HALIFAX. 207 



HALIFAX. 

*Province of New Hampshire *l-63 

Halifax George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 

, /-w^--N . lirittain France & Irehind King Defender of tlie Faith 

To all Persons to whom these Presents Shall come 
^ ^^ — ■^^■^ ^ Greeting — 

Know ye that we of our Especial Grace Certain Knowledge and 
mere motion for the Due Encouragem' of Settling A New Plantation 
within our Said Province by & with the advice of our Trusty & Well 
beloved Penning Wentworth Esq our Governour & Coma'nder in 
Chieff of our Said Province of New Hampshire in America & of Our 
Council of the Said Province Have upon the Conditions & reserva- 
tions hereinafter made Given & Granted & by these Presents for us 
our hiers & Successors Do Give & Grant in Equal Shares unto our 
Loveing Subjects Inhabitants of our Said Province of New Hampshire 
& his Maj'-* other Governments and to their hiers and Assignes for 
ever whose names Are Entred on this Grant to be Divided to and 
Amoungst them into Sixty four Equall Shares all that Tract or Parcell 
of Land Scituate Lying & being within our Said Province of New Hamp- 
shire Containing by Admeasurement Twenty three thousend «& forty 
Acres which Tract is to Contain Six Miles Square & no more out of 
which an Alloweuce is to be made for highways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks ^lountains Ponds & Rivers One thousend & forty 
Acres free According to A Plan thereof made & Presented By our 
Said Governours Order and hereunto Annexed Butted & Bounded 
as follows (Viz) Begining at A Marked Tree Standing half a 
Mile West of Green River in the boundary line between the Govern- 
ment of the Massachusets Bay & New Hampshire and from thence 
Due West on Said Boundary line Six miles & at the End of Said Six 
miles to turn off at a Right Angle and run Due North Six miles & at 
the End of Said Six Miles to Turn of At A Right Angle & run Due 
East Six miles, and at the End of Said Six Miles to turn A Right 
Angle & run Due South Six Miles to the Tree first mentioned And 
that the Same be & here is Incorporated into A Township By the 
name of Halifax and that the Inhabitants that do or Shall hereafter 
Inhabit the Said Township are hereby Declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intituled to all & Everv the Previledges and Imunities 
that Other Towns within our S'' Province by Law Exercize & Enjoy 
and further that the Said Town as Soon as there Shall be fiftv families 



208 CHARTER RECORDS. 

resident tS: Settled thereon Shall have the Liberty of Holding 
Two fairs One of which Shall be held on the Last monday 
*l-t)4 in the Month of * April and the other in the Last monday 
of the month of September Annually which Fairs are not to 
Continue and be held Longer than the respective Saturdays following 
the said Mondays And As Soon as the Said Town Shall Consist of 
Fifty Families A Market Shall be opned and kept one or more Days 
in Each Week as may be tho^ most Advantagious to the Inhabitants 
also that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers Agreable 
to the Laws of our Said Province Shall be held on the first 
"Wednesday in August next which meeting Shall be notifyed by 
Oliver Partridge Esq who is hereby Also Appointed the Moderator 
of the Said first Meeting which he is to notify & Govern Agreeable to 
the Law &: Custom of Our Said Province and that the Annual meeting 
for ever hereafter for the Choice of Such officers for the Said Town 
Shall be on the Last Wednesday of ISLirch Annually To ha"\t: & to 
HOLD the Said Tract of Land as above Expressed togeather with All 
the Previledges & Appurtenances to them And thier respective heirs 
and Assignes for ever upon the following Conditions — Viz — 

Imprimis That every Grantee his heirs or assignes Shall Plant or 
Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five years for ever}^ 
fifty Acres Contained in his or thier Share or Proportion of Land in 
Said Town Ship and Continue to Improve & Settle the Same by 
Aditional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeiture of his grant or 
Share in the Said Township and its reverting to his Majesty his heirs 
& Successors to be by him or them regranted to Such of his Subjects 
as Shall effectually Settle Sz Cultivate the Same — 

Secundo — That all white & other Pine Trees within the Said 
Township fit for Masting our Royal Navy be Carefully Preserved for 
that use & none to be Cut or felld without his Maj"^ Especial 
Lycence for So Doing first had & Obtained upon the Penalty of the 
forfeiture of the right of Such Grantee his heirs or assigns to us our 
heirs or Successors as well as being Subject to the Penalty of Any 
Act or Acts of Parliament that now are or hereafter Shall be Enacted 

Tertio — That before any Divission of the Said Land be made to and 
Among the Grantees a Tract of Land as near the Center of the Said 
Township as the Land will Admit of Shall be reserved & Marked out 
for Town Lotts one of which Shall be allotted to Each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre — 

Quarto — Yielding &: paying therefor to us our heirs & Successors 

for the Space of Ten Years to be Computed from the Date hereof the 

rent of One Ear of Indian Corn only on the Twenty fifth 

*l-65 Day of December *Annually if Lawfully Demanded the 



HALIFAX. 



209 



first payment to be made on the Twenty fifth Day of December next 
Insueiiig the Date hereof — 

Quiuto — Every Proprietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yield & pay 
unto us our heirs and Successors Yearly & Every year for ever from 
and after tlie Expiration of Ten Years from the Date hereof Namly 
on the Twenty fifth Day of December which will be in the year of our 
Lord one thousend Seven hundred & Sixty & one one Shilling Procla- 
mation money for every hundred Acres he So ownsSettlesor Possesses 
& So In Proportion for a greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land 
which money Shall be paid by the respective Persons above Said 
their heirs or Assigns in our Council Chamber in Portsm** or to Such 
officer or officers as Shall be Appointed to recieve the Same & this to 
be in Lieu of All other Rents or Services whatsoever 

In Testimony Whereof we have Caused the Seal of our Said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq our 
Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of Our Said Province the Eleventh 
Day of May in the year of our Lord Christ One thousend Seven hun- 
dred & fifty & in the Twenty third year of our reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excelencys Com'and 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Se"' 

Entred & recorded According to the Original under the Province 
Seal this 11'^ Day of May 1750— 

1^ Theodore Atkinson Se"^ 
Names of the Grantees Viz — 



Oliver Partridge Esq 
Abner Barnard 
Charles Couts 
Eleaz"" Hawks 
Seth Catlen 
John Tavlor 
Tim° Childs Jun^ 
Abraham Bass 
Edward Partridge 
Benj'' Sheldon 
Seth Graves 
Ephraim Allen 
Israel Graves 
David Billing 
Daniel White 
Elihu White 



Ebenezer Barnard 
Selah Barnard 
David Hoit 
John Hawks 
John Catlen 
Jon'' Ashley 
Gad Corse 
Peter Bover 
Aaron Denieur 
David ffield 
Perez Graves 
Sam" Bodman 
Oliver Graves 
Seth D wight 
Dan" White Jun^ 
Obediah Dickinson 



Joseph Barnard 
Tim° Woodbridge 
Jesse Heath 
Benj* Man 
George Howland 
Sam" Partridge jun' 
Sam" Brown 
Will™ Bull 
Nathan Frary 
Elnathan Graves 
Silas Graves 
Joseph Bodman 
Zech^ Billing 
Seth Dwight jun"" 
Salmon White 
Elij" Dickinson 



210 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Ebenez"^ Bardwell Ebenez"^ Bardwell jiin"^ Benning Wentworth Esq 
Bennigh Wentworth Esq Theodore Atkinson Esq 

*l-66 Rich'^ Wibird Esq *Samuel Smith Esq Samuel Solley Esq 
Sampson Sheaffe Esq First Minister School Meshech Wear 

Esq Joseph Newmarch Esq John Wentworth Esq Ebenez"" Wentworth 

Esq John Wentworth jun"^ Esq 

Entred and recorded According to the Original this ll''^ Day of 
May 1750 

f Theodore Atkinson Sec^'y 

A Plan of the Township of Halifax Granted by his Excelency 
Benning Wentworth Esq Governour &c* an the Hon^'** his Majesties 
Council of New Hampshire in America Unto Oliver Partridge Esq 
& Others May 11'^ 1750 as it is to be Plotted by A Surveyer & Chain 
men upon Oath unto Each Proprietor or Grantee in Equal Shares be 
their Lotts better or worse (Excepting the four Lotts next the Town 
Plot or Scite which Are Sixteen Acres Less measure than the Other 
Lotts) as they were Drawn by the Agents for the Proprietors in 
Portsmouth May the 11^^ 1750 and were Entred by the Secretary of 
Said Province upon this Plan each man takeing His Chance whose 
name Stands in the Schedule annexed to the Grant of Said Town- 
ship — 

Mem** A Plott Agreable to the within order was made by Mathew 
Clesson Survey'' & Aron Denieu & John Morrison Chain men under 
Oath was filed in the Sec'"^ office the 2^ of April 1751— 

Attest"" Theodore Atkinson Se^^ 



HALIFAX. 



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Entred & Recorded May the 11 1750 According to y^ Original 
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212 CHARTER RECORDS. 

HARTFORD. 

*2-9 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Hartford GEORGE the Third, 

, ^—^--^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

i (To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ V— -v^w -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tioyi within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Nev7-Hampshire in 
New-England., and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neu'-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty 
Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty Seven Thousand Acres, which Tract is to 
contain Six Miles & one half Mile square, and no more ; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begin- 
ning at A White Pine Tree marked Opposite to the South West 
Corner of Labanon cross the river Connecticut, from thence North 
Sixty Eight degrees Wast Seven Miles from thence North Thirty 
four Degrees East Seven Miles from thence South Sixty Degrees 
East Six Miles to A Hemlock Tree marked at the Head of White 
River falls from thence Down the river to the first Bounds Men- 
tioned And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a 
Township by the Name of Hartford And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 



HARTFORD. 213 

and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as 

the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may 
be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may *2-10 
be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first iNIeeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to 
the Law^s of our said Province, shall be held on the last Wednesday 
in August Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M'' John 
Baldwin who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for 
ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall 
be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually, To Have and to Hold 
the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privi- 
leges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalt}' of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



214 



CHAETER RECORDS. 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after i?he Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shillmg Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Olficer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
fourth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 

Province of New Hamp"^ July 5*^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Hartford under 
the Province Seal 

Attesf Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 



*2-12 



*The Names of the Grantees of Hartford — 



Prince Tracy 
Samuel Terry 
Samuel Terry jun'' 
Daniel Newcomb 
Samuel Porter 
Oliver Booth 
Elijah Bingham 
NathanielHolbrook jun 
Joshua Pomroy 
John Spencer jun"" 
Caleb Owen 
James New Comb 
Eleaz'' Fitch the 3'^ 
John Bold win jun'' 
Nath^ Clark 



William Clark 
Eleaz^ Hebard 
Ebenez^ Gillit 
Jonathan Cumins 
Nathan Waldow 
Jonathan Martin jun'' 
Elisha Doubleday jun' 
■Elias Frink 
Eliphalet Phelps 
Sam" Williams 
Timothy Clark 
Aron Tush 
James Flint 
William Auld 
Gideon Flint 



Oliver Bruster 
Benj'^ Wright 
Silas Phelps 
Joseph Martin 
Daniel Pomroy 
Nathaniel Warner 
Thomas Tracy 
Will'" Young''jun'^ 
Joshua Wright jun'^ 
Caleb Howard 
Daniel Reddington * 
Eph'" Terry 
John Roundy 
Hezzkiah Huntington 
Elijah Bibbins 



HARTFORD. 



215 



Ben J* Wright juu"^ Joseph FoUet Rowland Powel jan"^ 

Jedtlian Simons Gideon Bingham jun'^ Benj"^ Whitney 

Gideon Hibard John Baldwin Joseph Blanchard 

Daniel Newcomb Benj'' Whitney Dan'' Warner Esq 

Joseph Newmarch Esq Tho^ Bell Esq Will'" Temple & 

Sam" Wentworth of Boston 

One whole Share for the Incorporated Society for the Propagation 
of the Gospel in foreign Parts one whole Share for a Glebe for 
Church of England as by Law Established one whole Share for the 
first Settled Minister of the Gospel on Share for the Benefit of a 
School in S'^ Town His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq Five 
Hundred Acres to be laid out as Marked in the Plan B : W : 

Province of New Hamp' July 5"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Hartford under 
the Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 




Province of New Hamp"" July 5^^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Hartford under 
the Pro^ Seal 

Attesf^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 



2J6 CHARTER RECORDS. 



HARTLAND. 

*2-61 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Hertford GEORGE the Third, 

, .-WS-— ^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

J (To all persons to ichom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^— ^.^*^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JSfeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshike in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Netv-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy One equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, con- 
taining by Admeasurement, twenty Six Thousand Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six miles and one half Mile square, and no more ; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprov- 
able Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand 
and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made 
by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. 
Begining at the North East Corner of Windsor from Thence North 
Seventy five degrees west Six miles and one Quarter of a mile by 
Windsor north line from thence North thirty Three degrees East 
Seven miles and one Quarter of a mile from Thence South Sixty 
Eight degrees East Seven miles to the Southeast Corner of Hartford 
from thence down The River to The first Bounds Mentioned And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Hertford And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 



HARTLAND. 217 

be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs^ one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the annually, which Fairs are not 

to continue longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more *2-62 
Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious 
to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the last Wednesday in August Next which said Meeting shall be 
Notified by Oliver Willard who is hereby also appointed the Moderator 
of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable 
to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Oificers for the 
said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To 
Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Condi- 
tions, viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cul- 
tivate five Acres of Laud within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that 
Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



218 CHARTER RECORDS. 

December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December-. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sliilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, 
Esq ; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the Tenth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec^'^ 

Province of New Hamp"^ July 10'^ 1761 

Recorded in the Book of Charters According to the Original 
Charter under the Pro"" Seal 

•^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^y 

*2-63 *The Names of the Grantees of Hertford — Viz — 

Samuel Hunt Thomas Taylor Lusias Dolittle 

Ebenezer Harvey Aaron Hosmore Zadock Wright 

Thomas Chamberlain John Hastings Jun"" Thomas Chamberlain jun' 

Benjamin Taylor Jonathan Hunt Michael Gellson 

Andrew Gardner William Symonds Levi Willard 

Andrew Powers Millam Nutting Elisha Harding 

Joseph Lord Samuel Minot William Willard 

Joseph Willard Moses Wright Amasa Wright 

Enoch Hall Wilder Willard Daniel Shattock 

John Hunt Caleb Strong Amos Tute 

John Hubbard Sampson Willard Joseph Burt 

Jacob Foul Phineas Waite Nathan Willard 



HARTLAND. 



219 



Uriah Morse 
John Harwood 
Daniel Sergent 
Willard Stevens 
Fairbanks j\Ioore 
James Nevin Esq 
W" Moiilton 



Ebenez"^ Hindsdale 
Elisha Hunt 
Nathaniel Foulsom 
Jonathan Blan chard 
Richard Wibird Esq 
Eleaz'^ Russell 



Timothy Nash 

Solomon Emmons 

John Sergent 

Eleazer Porter 

Oliver Willard 

Howard Henderson 

Sam" Wentworth Boston Henry Hillton 
W" Earle Treadwell Clem^ March Esq John Goffe Esq 

George March George Waldron Maj' John Wentworth 

Benning Wentworth John Tasker Esq 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked in the Plan B-W — which is to 
be Accounted Two of the within Shares One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Forreiign 
Parts — One whole Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as 
by Law Established — One Share for the first Settled Minister of the 
Gospel One Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamp^ July the lO'*^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Back of the Original Charter — 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



■<"*'«<=''" Pa, 




Pro^ of New Hamp^ July 10'" 1761 

Recorded According to the Back of the Original Charter — 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'"'' 



220 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

HIGHGATE. 

*3-14 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Highgate GEORGE the Third, 

^ /-*-^^— ~s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ire- 

\ , / land. King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

I i To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ ^— i^^^wx / Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New- Hampshire^ in Neiv- 
England., and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditicms and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of New-Hampshire., and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being 
within our said Province of Netv-Hampshire, containing by Admeas- 
urement, Twenty Three Thousand & forty Aeres., which Tract is to 
contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance 
is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's (3ffice, and hereunto 
annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the 
North Easterly Corner of Swanton a Town this Day Granted 
(which Lays on the Easterly side of Lake Champlain) & Runing 
Westerly by Swanton's Line to Lake Champlain then turning off 
Northerly & Runing by the Shores of said Lake to a Stake & Stones 
by the side of the Lake at Six Miles Distance on a Streight Line 
from the North Westerly Corner of Swanton aforesaid then turning 
off Easterly & Runing on a Parrellell Line with the Northerly Side 
Line of said Swanton so far as that a Streight Line Drawn to the 
North Easterly Corner of Swanton aforesaid the Bounds Began at 
Shall make & Include the Contents of Six Miles Square And that 
the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the 
Name of Highgate And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 



HIGHGATE. 221 

inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and ever}- the Priviledo-es and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty 
Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of hold- 
ing two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs 

are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the 

said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be 
*opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may *3-15 
be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that 
the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the 
Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the first Tuesday in Sep- 
tember Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Coll William 
Symes who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting forever 
hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be 
on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold 
the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privi- 
leges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs a7id 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that LTse, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any 
Act or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be En- 
acted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 



222 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 17 i 3 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
l^ossesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Comicil Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventeenth Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of 
Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun"" Sec'^ 

Prov« New Hamp"^ August 17*^ 1763 

Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Pro^ Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun"" Sec'^ 

*3-16 *The Names of the Grantees of Highgate 

Samuel Hunt Jacob Elmer Eleazer Pomroy 

Elisha Hunt Nehemiah Houghton Samuel Marble 

Hilkiah Grout John Beman Josiah Willard 

Samuel Bennett Phillip Alexander Elisha Harding 

Henry Bond Nathaniel Dart Hophni King 

Joseph Lord Benjamin Dike Joseph Ashley 

Jeremiah Hall Peter Bellos Josiah Pomroy 

Jonathan Hunt Arad Hunt Elijah Wells 



HIGHGATE. 



223 



Samuel Hunt Jun"^ 
Ebeuezer Mattson 
John Hunt 
Josiah Stebins 
Joshua Hide 
William Symes 
John Ferrer 
John Fish 
Caleb Noble 
Joseph More 
Samuel Hinsdale 
Cap' Thomas Bell 
& Daniel Kindge 



Ebenezer Pomroy 
Joseph Spencer 
Moses Evens 
Josiah Stebins Jun'' 
Samuel Williams 
Hezekiah Elmer 
Savage Trescott 
Benoni Smith 
James Mathews 
Leonard Williams 
Thomas Williams 



Sampson Willard 
William Kolton 
William White 
Elisha Stebins 
Thomas Taylor 
Elisha Smith 
Israel Knowles 
Isaac Robinson 
John Williams 
Nathan Williams 
Barnibas Hindsdale 



jjQjjbie Theodore Atkinson ~^ John Fisher Esq 
Mark H^ Wentworth I -^ 
James Nevin j ^ 

Theodore Atkinson j'' J 

For his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to 
be accounted two of the within Shares — One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts — One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One Share for the first Settled Minister in said Town 
One Share for the Benefit of a School in Said Town for Ever 

Pro"^ of New Hampshire August 17 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Highgate under 
the Pro^ Seal ^ T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^'' 



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224 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Province of New Hamp'' August 17 — 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Highgate under 
the Pro^ Seal 

m T Atkinson Jun^ Sec''^ 



HINESBURGH. 

*2-367 ^Province of New-Hampshire, 

Hinesburg GEORGE the Third, 



p s 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come. 



Greeting. 



Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVetv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-Engla7id^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Netv-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of Netv- Ham j) shire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance 
is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at A Marked Tree 
Stand in the Notherly Side Line of the Township of Monkton Three 
hundred Rods East of the North Westerly Corner thereof thence 
runing East Six Miles to A Marked Tree thence Turning off & runs 
North Six Miles to A Marked Tree then Turning off & runs West 
Six Miles to a marked Tree which is the North Easterly Corner of 
Charlotta then South Six Miles by Charlotta to the Bound Tree first 
Above mentioned — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated 



HINESBURGH. 225 

into a Township by the Name of Hinesbourg And the Inhabitants 
that do or shall here after inhabit the said Township, are hereby 
declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the 
Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province 
by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as 
soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs^ one of which shall be 
held on the And the other on the 

annually, whicli Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and 

that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fam- 
ilies, a Market may be *opeued and kept one or more Days *2-368 
in each Week, as may be thought most advantagions to 
the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of 
Town Ofticers. agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the last Fryday in July next which said Meeting shall 
be Notitied by M"" Benj" Ferriss who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annimWy^ 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, npon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate live Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Actor Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 



226 CHARTER RECORDS. 

ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilliyig Proclamation 
Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and 
so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and 
this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
24"' Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty Two And in the Second Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellency's Command, 
With advice of Councjl, 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^-^ 

Province of New Hamps'' June 24^'' 1762 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
seal 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 

*2-359 *The Names of the Grantees of Hinesbourg (Viz) 

David Ferriss Abel Hine John Brownson 

Zaclr*'' Ferriss Dan^ Bostwick J-" Tho^ Oviatt Jnn^ 

Will'" Goold Moses Johnson Benj"^ Brownson 

Isaac Canfield David Hall Josiah Brownson 

Sam^ Brownson Sam^ Brownson J"" Sara' Canfield 

Jolm Carrington Tho^ Weller I'illy Weller 

Abel Weller Eben'^ Hotchkiss Israel Baldwin Jun'' 

Abel Camp John Comstock Sam' Hitchcock J"" 



HINESBURGH. 



227 



John Hitchcock 
Zadock Noble 
Asahel Noble 
Orange Warner 
James Bradshap 
Jos'' Wooster 
Noble Hine 
Job Goold Jun'' 
Joseph Underbill 
And"' Underbill 



Isaac Hitchcock 
Benj^ Gaylard 
John Warner 
Tho^ Darling- 
Tho^ Noble 
And" Bnrritt 
Daniel Bnrritt 



Asahel Hitchcock 
Sam' Comstock 
Martin Warner 
Patridge Thacher 
Will"' Vaughan 
Isaac Bostwick 
Job Goold 
Amos Bostwick 



David Goold 

Edw'^ Burling New York Sam: Underbill 
Tho^ Underbill Will'" Van Wyck 

Will'" Van Wyck Jun^Iugh Rider William Pleld 

Jos'' Pearsall Tho^ Pearsall Benj* Ferriss 

Hon: John Temple Esq: L' Gov: Theodore Atkinson Esq 
M" H''' Wentworth Esq John Nelson Esq — 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B- W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, one whole Share for the 
Incorporated society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, one share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel & 
one Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps"" June 24, 1762 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Hinesbourg, 
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Province of New Hamps'' June 24*'' 1762 

Recorded from the back of the Origioual Charter of Hinesbourg 
under the Province seal 

f T Atkinson j^ Sec'^ 



HUBBARDTON. 

*3-114 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Hubbardton GEORGE the Third, 

, — '• — V . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ I Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

1 I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ ■^-^.-i*-^ ' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVew Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in 
Neio-EnglancU and of Our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants 
of Our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to andamongst them into Seventy four equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being 
within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by Admeasure- 
ment, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and 
no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways 
and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, 
One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as 
follows. Viz. Begining at the North West Corner of Castleton & from 
thence due North Six Miles, then turning off & runing due East 
Six Miles but not to Interfere with any former Grant of this 
Province from thence due South Six Miles to the North East Corner 
of Castleton aforesaid, then due West by Castleton to the North 
Westerly Corner thereof being the bounds begun at And that the 
same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of 



HUBBARDTON. 229 

Hubbaidtoii And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit 
the said Township, are hereby dechared to be Enfranchized with and 
Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And 
further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding two 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or more *3-115 
Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious 
to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of 
Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the which said Meeting 

shall be Notified by Isaac Searle who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and 
cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects 
as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Koyal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Actor Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 



230 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1764 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namel}', on the twenty-fifth Day of Decembery 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1774 One shillirig Proclamation 
Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, a^ 
so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to sucli Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to 
be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 15'^ 
Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty four And in the Fourth Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun"" Sec'^^ 

Province of New Hampshire June 22'^ 1764 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun Sec'^ 

*3-116 *The Names of the Grantees of Hubbardton 

Isaac Searle Esq" Alex"^ Orr Alex'' Orr Jun'' 

Volacart Doun And^^ Doun John Doun 

John Matthews James Matthews John Miller 

David Miller Sam' Miller Daniel Miller 

James Miller Rob*^ Miller John Miller Jun"" 

John Hall Daniel Hall Sam' Hall 

Daniel MTntier Peter M'Intier Dan' Hall Jun"^ 

Abr'" Jacob Launsing Joseph Lau using Tho® Launsing 

Joseph Putney John Putney Henry Putney 



HUBBARDTON. 



231 



Asa Putney 
Rich'' Heselton 
Dan' Chase 
Daniel Chase Jun"" 
John Moors 
John Moors Jun'' 
Rev' John Searle 
Giles Alexandar 
Isaac Wendall 
Eben'' Nichols Esq"" 
Sam' Robinson Jun'" 
Hon'"« Rich" Wibird 
Jos'' Newmarch 
John Nelson 



John Chase 
Joseph Heselton 
Jon"^ Chase 
James Moors 
William Moors 
John iVikin 
Hon'''^- Will'" Brattle 
Will"' Alexandar 
Sam' Blodgett 
Daniel Jones Jun'" 
Jabez Warren 



Abner Chase 
John Heselton 
Isaac Chase 
Ephraim Moors 
Daniel Moors 
Andrew M'Farling 
His Excell'y Fra' Ber- 
nard Esq 
Giles Alexandar Jun'^ 



Hon'"« Tho« Hubbard Esq 
Sam' Robinson Esq 
ColP John Goffe Esq Jesten Wheeler 
Esq" And" Wiggins Esq John Hale Esq 
George Wyllis P^sq'' Sam' Hobard Esq'" 

Hrs Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagating the Gospel in Foreign parts, One 
Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Establish'd, 
One Share for the frist Settled Minister of the Gospel & One Share 
for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hampshire June 22'' 1764 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter under the Prov : 
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232 CHA.RTER RECORDS. 



HUNTINGTON. 

*2-413 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

New Huntiugton GEORGE the Third, 

. ,-*-'^*~^ . ^y the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

J ' * ( To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ ^— ^v^-*-' -' Greeting. 

Know 3'e, that We of Onr special Grace, certain Knowledge, 
and meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Plan- 
tation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our 
Trusty and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor 
and Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are eutred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy two 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New- Hampshire, containing by Ad- 
measurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, 
and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High 
Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and 
Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the Southerly or South 
Westerly Side of Onion or French River so called at the Easterly or 
North Easterly Corner of Williston & runs up Said River So far as 
to make Six Miles upon a Perpendicular to the uper or Head Line 
of Said Williston then South Westerly and Parallel to the Said uper 
Line of Williston afore Said & measureing there Six Miles then West- 
erly to Willistons Head Line afore Said on Such A Point of the 
Compass as Shall Contain within the Bounds afores'^ the Quantity of 
Six Miles Square & no more — And that the same be and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of New Huntington 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 



HUNTINGTON. 233 

and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the 
said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and set- 
tled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Tivo Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer 
than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
of Fifty Families, a Market may be* opened and kept one *2-414 
or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for 
the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Prov- 
i!ice, shall be held on the 15'^ July next which said Meeting shall be 
Notified by Edward Burling Gent who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, wliich he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall jjlant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Nav}^ be carefully preserved for that LTse, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 



234 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn oidy, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
Decemher annually, if lawfull}^ demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One sMlling Proclama- 
tion Money for ever}' Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth., or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same; and 
this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of June In the Year of Our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of 
Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun^' Sec''^ 

Prov^ of New Hamp^ June 7-1763 

Recorded According to the original Charter under the Prov'^ Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 

*2-415 *The Names of the Grantees of New Huntington Viz 



Edward Burling 
Aaron Van nor strand 
Joshua Hunt 
Charles Hunt 
William Giffers 
Oliver Besly Jun"" 
Josiah Quinby 
Jon^ Fowler 
George Antunes 
Sam" Crawford 
Marraaduke Palmer 
Marmaduke Hunt 
James Ferris Jun"" 



Samuel Treadwell 
John Lawrence 
Tho* Brown 
Benj"' Cornnell 
Benj'^ Bowne 
Joshua Antunes 
Aaron Quinby Jun"^ 
James Fowler 
John Angevin 
Thomas Oakley 
Peter Hnggeford 
James Ferres 
John Ferris 



Jesse Lawrence 
John Underbill 
Cornelius Davoe 
LTriah Travis 
David Guion 
Aaron Qui m by 
Israel Honeywell 
James Antunes 
Jacob Constant 
Isaac Oakle}^ 
James Davis 
Thomas Ferres 
John Ferris Jun*" 



HUNTINGTON. 



235 



Will'" Ferris 
John Burling 
Charles Pinkney 
Will'" Cornnell 
Benj'^ Ferris Jun"" 
Rich'' Titus 
Sanuiel Averill 
Hon: Will"' Temple 
John Nelson 
Theo: Atkinson Jun 



Joseph Cornnell John Cornnell 

Hugh Rider John Pinckney 

David Rinkney Joseph Cornnell Jun' 

Benj'"' Ferris Jaraes Ferris Son of Benjamin 
IMathew Franklin Thomas Haviland 

Caleb Griffin Edward Burling Jun"^ 

Jou'^ Rinkney Gilbird Pinkney 

Maj'" Jon'^ Aloulton 
Esq'^'' Christ" Toppan Esq'' & 

ColP Clem^ xMarch 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares One Whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts — one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Prov*^ of New Hamp'^ June 7-1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of New Hunting- 
ton nnder the Pro"" Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun-" Sec^^ 



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Pro^ of New Hamp^ June 7-1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter of New Huntington under 
the Pro' Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^Sec'■y 



236 CHARTER RECORDS. 

JERICHO. 

*2— 433 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Jerieo GEORGE the Third, 

, ,— ---^-N . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
\ i Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

i (To all Persons to tvltom these Presents shall come^ 

^ V— ~^-*^ ' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neio Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-HajMpshire in 
New-England^ and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Netv- Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the Southerly or South 
Easterly Corner of Essex at the Northerly side of Onion or French 
River (so called) from thence Easterly up said River so far as to 
make Six Miles on a streight Line, allowing the same to be Perpen- 
dicular with the South Easterly Line of said Essex from thence 
Northerly a Parralell Line with the south Easterly line of said Essex 
six Miles from thence Westerly about six Miles to the North East- 
erly corner of said Essex, from thence southerly by the Easterly 
Line of said Essex Six Miles to the place begun at — And that the same 
be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Jerieo 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 



JERICHO. 237 

Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said 
Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall 
be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer 
than the respective 

following the said and that as 

soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a 
Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each *2-434 
Week, as may be thought most acdvantagious to the Inhabi- 
tants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, 
agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 14''^ 
July next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M'^ John Burling 
who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, 
which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs 
of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever here- 
after for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on 
the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually, To Have and to Hold the 
said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges 
and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Nav}', be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 



238 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on tlie twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1778 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our 
Reign. 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 

Pro^ New Hamp^ June 7"' 1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Prov'' Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec^^ 
*2-435 *The Names of the Grantees of Jerico (Viz) 



Edw^^ Burling 
Walter Burling 
John Sackett 
Dan^ Wiggins 
Will"" Wiggins 
Dan' Latham 
Amos Dodge Jun'' 
James Jarvis Jun"^ 
Philip Brasher 
Morris Earle 
Amos Underbill Jun'' 
Edm'^ Underbill 
Tho« Grenell 
John Dyer Mercier 
John Bowne 



James Burling 
Sam' Burling 
James Sackett Jun"" 
John WiffSfins 
Benj^ Wiggins 
Lancaster Burling 
Arthur Jarvis 
Charles Jarvis 
Abr'" Brasher 
Barnard De Forcest 
David Underbill 
Sam' Laurence 
Tho'^ Grenell Jun'' 
John Burling 
John Vermilye 



Tho* Burling 
Benj"^ Burling 
John Sackett Jun"" 
Dan' Wiggins Jun'' 
Will'" Latham 
Amos Dodge 
James Jarvis 
Benj=^ Bill 

Will'" D Peyster Jun^ 
John Bates 
Soloman Underbill 
James Laurence 
Will'" Mercier 
Phillip Burling 
Nich'' H Bocrart 



JERICHO. 



239 



* Jolin iNIartine 
Peter Tetard 
Stephen Davis 
James McCreedy 
Sam' Averill 
Joseph Bhmchard 
Benj" Jarvis 



Jere'*'' Martiue John Guerinaux 

Sam' Gillat Charles Davis 

John Davis James Davis 

John Cornell of Flushing Henry Mattliews 
Hon John Temple ) Coll" Sam' Barr 

Theo : Atkinson [ Esq" D"" John Hale 
M"^ H« Wentworth ) Tho^ Grenell Sen^ 

His Excellency Bemiing Wentworth Esq'' a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B- W- in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Cliurch of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One Share for the First settled Minister of the Gospel, 
& One Share for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamp'" June 7"' 1763 

Recorded according to the Back of the Original Charter of Jerico 
under the Pro"" Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 




Province of New Hamp"" June 7"' 17(33 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Jerico under 
the Pro^ Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun' Sec'^ 



£40 rWAlCTltK SB0IKD6. 



LEICESTEE. 

*±S^ *PiO¥Tiice of Keir-Haiiipshire. 

Leieestef GEORGE rsiz Thzsix. 

^- Bv tbe Giaee of Great-Biitain. France and 

^ ^ ^ / Ireland.Krs-G,l ;__rr of ae Faith, &e. 

i " ^ I TiS' aU JPertentM to wksm tkete J*rt^ttt9 tkall eome, 

^ ^. — ^ Gieetmg. 

Ky«>%v' ine, lliat We of Our special Giace. certain Knowledge, and 
raeer Modaon, for the dne Encouragement of settling a Xett Plamta- 
thm widun our said ProTince. bir and with Khe Adiice of our Trastr 
and Well-beloTed BKSXDfG WEnrrwoETH. Esq : Onr GoTemor and 
Commander in Chief of Char said ProTinc* of Xew-Hampshiee in 
Mev-Mi^aMdy, and of oar Council of the said Proirince: Hate 
UffSBL the Conditions and Resenrations hermi after made, giren and 
gnnted, and b^ these Presents, for ns, oor Heiis, and Sneeessors. do 
gire and grant in equal Shares, nnto Our kmng Snbjecte, Inhahitanta 
of Onr said ProTinee of Mem-Bimmpddre^ and Oor other GoTem- 
m ff irit yj and to Idbeir H^xs and Assigns for eTer. whose Xames are 
t7 ~ _ this Grant, to he divided to and amongst th^n into SeTenty 

. ^^lazes, an lAot Tract or Parcel of Land sitoate, lying and 
yaar said Province of WemrHam^kire^ containing h^ Ad- 
. afao^ Twenihr three Thousand AereSr, which Tract is to 
: Six miles square, and no more: oat of which an AUow- 
- • - r High Wajs and onimpioTahle Lands by Rocks, 
.1 lUrers, One Thonsand and Forty Acres feee, 
"■Trvey thereof, made hy Oar said Governor's 
:b~ Seeretaiy^s Oflfice, and hereonto annexed, 
-, Viz. Begining at the Xorth Westeriy 
•z ^ '^ . '' -'. e Roning Xortibi fonr Degrees West 
East F _ Soath Six MQes, llience sonl^ foar 

j>=^ -■'-..' - mx i: " -TeadT Comer of l^eshobe afore- 

said, then:-^ ^^- by Xeshobe aforesaid to the 

]!ii^aii& Y-' . e; Boonds began at — And 

And th£L' :^' 'fated into a Township 

bf iAte y ~ Idiat do or shall here- 

afi^ :"' -ired to be Enfean- 

^ditr ~ ledges and Imman- 

ities " ~ Exercise and 

Enjc *^hrr«= slrsl! be 

Fifty Fa- of 



LEICESTEE- 241 

holding Tvt'j Fain, one of wbicli shall be held on ih^ 
And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to conmme longer Tr -.r. -ji - - ,- , - -^ 
following the said : 

as soon as the said Town shall " " ~ ~ _r^. 
a Market may be * opened and 1 . 1 . ~ — *l:— 5S*J 
each Week, as may be thought most a-ivantagioiis to tlr 
Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meetiiig for the Choice ■:•! Town 
Officers, agreable ix) the Laws of our said ProTince, shall be held on 
the Last Tues-iay of XoTem* : " ' ' , ' ^ ' - ," " ' ^" - -- " 
by Cap' Aar«jn Brown who i; : ! . ; 

the said first Meeting, which he is to Xoniy and Goven: _ . r to 
the Laws and Cnstoms of Our said ProTince ; and that :_ ; . n»l 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choic-e of stieh Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tnes<iay of M-JircJi anniLalLy. To Hatt: 
and to Holt* the said Tract of Land as aloTe exTresse-i. tC'^^ether 
with all PnTileges and Appurtenances, to them : respectixe 

Heirs and Assigns forexer. np^n the following C:: ' ;. viz. 

I. That erery Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant ^id cul&Tate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of fire Tears for every fifty Acres 
c-ontained in his or their Share or Pr>:>portion of Land in said Town- 
siiir. and continue to rmpr:<ve and settle the same by additional 
L -iltivations. on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Sueces- 
sors. to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
enectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine T — -- - , - — -.iir>. 
fitforMastingChirRoyaiyavy.be . ~ Vse, 

and none to be cut or felled without L>ur special Lic-ence for so doing^ 
first Jiad and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Eight 
of such Grantee, his Heiis and Assiirns, to Us, our Heirs and Suec^s- 
s<:«is. as ' - _ - ^ Act or Acts of 

Pariianir:." :_.:.. . . . - _. . ^\_ :tL 

HI. That before any Divi? e Land be made to and amoncr 

the Grantees, a Tract of Lan,. ..- _ ..r the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of. shall be reserved and marked, out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted, to each Gianiee oi the 
Contents of one A:-re. 

R'. Yielding _ - ^ 

for the Space of :.- -. — ;... , . _:,„ i.. _. :^, _,-._;.__ 

Rent of one Ear of Indian Com only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 

I'i^mltr annually. ■* " — ^ "" ' 'rd, the first Payment to be 

made on the twenty-: -. 176- 

xvr 



242 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, sLafl yield And pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Ye^ir foreVer,. from and 
after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fiftli Day 
of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of I)ece)nhe)\ which will 
be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sldlling Proclamation Money 
for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possessesv and so in 
Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ;. which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in PorUvnoutli^ or to such Oflficer 
or Officere as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to 
be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the Twen- 
tieth Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our lleign, 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Se''^' 

Prov*" of New Hamps' Nov"" 3, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 



Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 



*2-331 *The Names of the Grantees of Leicester (Viz) 



Aaron Brown 
Jon'^ Haughton 
Glasher Wheeler 
James Maxwell 
Water Powers 
Steph" Shadduck 
Nath^ Rament 
Dan^ A mason 
Josiah Powers 
Edw'^ Fuller 
Peter Buckle 
Benj'* Abbot 
Oliver Sawyer 
Jon'"^ Perkham 
David Si)afford 
Robert Cuttler 



Dan' Pond 
Abner Ousgood 
Peter Wheeler 
Luke Brown 
Abiatha Houghton 
David Tayler 
Peter Wright 
Dan' Prest 
David Fales 
Will'" Kenady 
Joseph Fuller 
Rob* Powers Jun"" 
Oliver Cory 
Ezra Genet 
Nahum Powers 
Benj"^ Danford 



Jon^ Hammond 
Robert Powers 
Abijah Powers 
Jacob Waters 
Matthew Powers 
John Tayler 
Whitcom Powers 
Silas Brown 
Jos'^ Hucker 
Jos'' Blancliard 
Steph" Powers 
Joseph French 
Eben'- Griffin 
Eplira'" Brown 
Abel Powers 
Josiah Hording 



LEICESTER. 



243 



John Cuming 
Edw'* Robins Jun'' 
Stepli" Johnson 
Dan' ^^'anle^ Esq 
Oliver Carter 
Lieu' ColP Weeks 



Jeremiah Powers Joseph Storer 

John Avery Enoch Clark 

Oliver Hale Boaz Brown 

j\r^ Hs Wentworth EsqClem' Marcli Esq 
Josiah Carter Elijah Mash 

D'' Emera & Maj'' Sam' Hale — 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres, as Marked B- W- in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within shares, One whole share for the Incorp- 
orated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished, One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel & One 
Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps"" Nov'" 3, 1761 — 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Leicester under 
the Prov'' Seal — 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Se-^^' 




^0 ^^ ■^•l'UL'>\ ^\1-^'f/,bta.V i"/it 



'1. '<i. 



Province of New Hampshire Nov'' 3 1761 



Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Leicester under 
the Prov : Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 



244 CHARTER RECORDS. 



LEMINGTON. 

*2-381 *Province of New-Hampsliire. 

Limington GEORGE the Third, 

. ,-iw— ^ >^ By the Grace of God, of Great^Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

J ' I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^^^^-^i-' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouracjement of settling- a Neiv Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England., and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of New-Ifampshirv, and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, containing by Admeasurement^ 
Twenty Three Thousand & forty Acres, which Tract is to contain Six 
Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made 
for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows. Viz. Begining at the most Easterly Corner of Minehead 
at a Tree Marked, standing on the Westerly side of Connecticut River 
at a place called the upper Co'os thence North Easterly up Conecti- 
cut River bounding upon said River so far as to make Six Miles upon 
a streight Line, thence carrying that breadth of six Miles North 
Westerly so far as that a Parralel Line with the streight Line afores'^ 
will make the Contents of Six jMiles Square — And that the same be, 
and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Limington 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the 



LEMINGTON. 245 

said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding T^vo Fairs, one of which 
shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the 

said and that as soon as the said Town 

shall consist of Fifty Families a Market may be *opened and *2-382 
kept one or more l)a3'S in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the First Tuesday in August next which 
said Meeting shall l^e Notitied by jM'' James Tripp who is hereby also 
appointed the ]\Ioderator of the said first JNIeeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of sucli Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of JIarch annually. To ILvvE and to Hold the said Tract of 
]yand as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurten- 
ances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Tees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or liereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which sliall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date liereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



246 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decernber, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 29'** 
Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Two And in the Second Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Thodore Atkinson Jun'^ Sec''^ 

Prov*^ of New Hamp"" June 29"' 1762 

Recorded from the Original Charter under the Pro'^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"- Sec^^ 



*2-883 *The Names of the Grantees of Limington (Viz) 



Sam^ Averill 
Jon''^ Seaman 
Peter Muttea 
John Hoag Jun"^ 
John Hall Jun'' 
Anthony Tripp 
William Cook 
John Bobbins 
Sam' Smith 
Will"' Langdon 
David Seaman 
Townsend Dickson 
Daniel Frost 
Benj'' Clapp 
Jacob Bowne 



Sam' Willis 
Hermon Lefford 
Tho^ Seaman Jun'' 
Gilbert Thorn 
John Tripp 
John Cromwell 
Dan' Hopkins 
Joseph Carpenter 
Nath' AVhitson 
Rich'' Jackson Jun'' 
Giles Seaman 
Joseph Cotes 
William Mudge 
Dan' Browne 
Jolm Pratt 



Zebulon Seaman 
Jon'^ Pratt 
Will'" Willis 
Jon"^ Lyon 
Tho** Hopkins 
Tho^ Vail 
Tho' Hopkins 
Moses Doty 
John Butler 
John Wright 
Austen Seaman 
Sam' Hungerford 
Jacob Carpenter 
Sam : Hingham 
John Searino" 



LEMINGTON. 



247 



Willet Seaman 
Isaac Ruslimore 
David Hawley 
Israel Noble 
Jos^ Calliowii 



Obediah Seamen 
Dan' Averill 
Will"' Cogswell 
Dan' Kene 
James Calhown 



Benj"^ Rushmore 
Moses Averill 
Morgain Noble 
James Gutliry 
David Calhown 



Hon : Theo : Atkinson Esq j\Iark 1 1^-' Wentworth Esq John Nelson Esq 

James Nevin Esq 

His Excellenc}- Renning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hnndred Acres as marked B- W- in the Plan, which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, one whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in For" Parts, 
one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished, one Share for tlie first Settled Minister of the Gospel & one 
share for the benefit of a school in s*^ Town 

Pro^ New Hamp^ June 29-1762 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Limington 
under the Pro'' Seal 

'^ T Atkinson Jun-- Sec'^ 



linypa.n?ft/Z<3 



^ 






pVfi^t/lt^ fi.(J ■ 




Pro^ New Hamp^ June 29"> 1762 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Limington under 
the Pro^ Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec-^y 



248 CHARTER RECORDS. 

LEWIS. 

*2-385 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Lewis GEORGE the Third, 

. , -— s s By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ire- 

\ ^ / land, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

J ' I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall eotne, 

^ ^^^0^^-^ ' Greeting. 

Knoav ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVetv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Oursaid Province of New-Haimpshire in New- 
Pn(/land, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of JVeiv-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by Adineasurement, 
Twenty Three Thousand & forty Acres, which Tract is to contain 
Six Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at a Marked Tree 
standing in the Westerly Corner of Minehead, then runing up 
North Easterly six Miles or thereabouts to tlie Northerly Corner of 
Minehead aforesaid, then carrying that breadth back North Westerly 
by Brundswiclc & Wenlock so farr as that a Parralell Line with tlie 
North Easterly line of Minehead afores** will Contain the Contents of 
Six Miles square — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated 
into a Township by the Name of Lewis And the Inhabitants that 
do or shall hereafter inhal)it the said Townsliip, are hereb}^ declared 
to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities tliat other Towns within Our Province by I^aw Exer- 
cise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 



LEWIS. 249 

of holding Two Fairs^ one of wliicli shall be held on the 
And the other on the annually, which Fairs are not 

to continue longer than the respective following the 

said and that as soon as the said Town shall 

consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and *2-386 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Second Fryday in August next which 
said Meeting shall be Notified by M"" And" Graham who is hereby 
also appointed the jModerator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting forever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
ujDon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
sessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing- 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of l^arliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. Tliat before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town-" 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to l)e computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 



250 



CHAKTEK RECORDS. 



V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of JJecemher^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all otlier Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
29"" Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty two And in the Second Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' Sec-'y 

Prov'' New Hamp' June 29 1762 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Prov*^ Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun"" Sec''" 

*2-387 *The Names of the Grantees of Lewes (Viz) 



Eleazer Hinman 
John Hinman 
Joseph Sanford 
Abijah Hinman 
Huthwitt Tuttle 
David Johnson 
Gideon Hinman 
Sam' Hinman 
David Hinman 
Elijah Hinman 
Elijah Hind 
Jon=^ Mitchell 
Jehial Preston 
Sam' Moodey 
Edw'* Hinman 
Joseph Hicok 



Matt^ Mitchell 
Joseph Richards 
Rob* Torrance 
And* Graham 
Freeman Hinman 
Amos Hicok 
Agur Curtis 
Reuben Hinman 
And" Coe 
William Young 
Buslniel Benidict 
Tho^ Drakly 
Seth Preston 
Joseph Perry 
Benj'"- Stiles 
Elijah Brownson 



Silas Hicok 
Moses Knapp 
Sam: Moulton 
Eleazer Knowles 
Nath : Tuttle 
Tho^ Kimberly 
Sam' Curtis 
Thadius Curtis 
Moses Downs 
John Stiles 
Seth Curtis 
Noah Hinman 
Tho^ Bull 
Gideon Walker 
Phineas Potter 
Reuben Squier 



LEWIS. 



251 



John Tweedy Adam Ilinnian Obediah Wlieler 

David Boland AVill'" Boland Josepli Pierce 

John Pierce Jnstus Pierce David Pierce 

Nathan Pierce Jacob Meek Sam: Ave rill 

Hon''*'" John Downing Esq Kich'* WibirdEsq Theo : Atkinson Jun"" Esq 
Jonathan Warner Esq 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B- W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within shares, one whole Share for the 
Incor{)orated Society for the Propagation of the Gospell in Foreign 
Parts, one share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
one Share for the Benefit of a school in said Town — 

Pro^ New Ilamp"- June 29-1762 

Recorded According to the Back of the Original Charter Lewis 
under the Pro"" Seal 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'-^ 
Prov'^ of New Hamp'' June 29"^ 1762 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Lewis under the 
Pro^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'' 



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Plan of_ 

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252 CHARTER RECORDS. 

LUDLOW. 

*2-197 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Ludlow GEORGE the Third, 

S'-*^^-^^ N By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, Frauce and 
/ Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
* ' * { To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^— ^^— ^ -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nieer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neto Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Went worth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants 
of Our said Province of New-Hamiisliire, and Our other Govern- 

J. ' 

ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred 
on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy One 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, about Twenty Four Thousand Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Something more than Six Miles square, and no more ; 
out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unim- 
provable Ijands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One 
Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as fol- 
lows, Viz. Begining at the North Westerly Corner of Flamstead 
thence Runing North fifty five Degrees West Six Miles, Thence 
North Seventeen Degrees East Six Miles & One half Mile to the 
South Westerly Corner of Saltash thence South Sixty Five Degrees 
East Six Miles by Saltash aforesaid to the South Easterly Corner 
thereof, then south Eight Degrees West Seven Miles & One half 
Mile to Flamstead Line then by Flamstead s'^ Line to the North 
Westerly Corner of Flamstead being the Bound first above 
Mention'd — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a 
Township by the Name of Ludlow And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Piiviledges and 



LUDLOW. 253 

Tminunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
he Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs^ one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as 

the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may 
be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as *2-198 
may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Second 
Monday in October next which said Meeting shall be Notified by 
Cap' Eliakim Hall who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the 
said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To 
Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for everv 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land 
in said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that 
Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be P^nacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and amono- 
the Grantees, a Ti-act of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for Tovi'n 
Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the Contents 
of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 



254 



CHARTER RECORI>S. 



for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty -fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Da}^ of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shil/irig Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth^ or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, 
Esq; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the Sixteenth Da}'- of September In the Year of our Lord Christ, 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year 
of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Se""^' 

Province of New Hamps' Sept"^ 16, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
seal 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

*2-199 *The Names of the Grantees of Ludlow — Viz 



Jared Lee Esq 

Amos Lee 
Eliakim Hall jun"" 
Stephen Hall 
Thomas Thebets 
Joseph Blackley 
Josiah Newell 
Nathaniel Penfield 
David Austin 
Samuel Austin 
Nathaniel Fellows 



Cap' Eliakim Hall 
Timothy Lee 
Hezzekiah Hall 
Street Hall 
Thomas Thibets jun"" 
Abraham Turner 
Jonathan Norton 
Samuel Bishop 
Isaac Doolittle 
Daniel Lyman Esq'" 
Rev'' Nathan Williams 



Seth Lee 

Isaac Hall jun'^ 

Doct^ Caleb Hall 

Timothy Hall 

Timothy Bormau 

Moses Lyman 

Samuel Stow 

John Mix 

Samuel Bishop Jun"" 

llry Tuttle 

Doc' John Dickinson 



LUDLOW. 



255 



Timothy Root 
John Newell 
Phinehas Lewis 
Jonathan Woodruff 
Thomas Hart Tertis 
^ilas Beck with 
Stephen Barnes Jun"" 
Joel Potter 
Joseph Bishop 
Elihu Hall Esq^ 
Daniel VVarner Esq'^ 



Thomas Norton 
Isaac Bidwell 
Ezekiel Cowles 
John Carter 
David Hill 
William Lee 
William Judd 
Charles Norton 
Steel Smith 
John Hall 
Israel Calkins 



Solomon Hart 
Zadoch Orvis 
Solomon Curtis 
David Cleark Jun"^ 
Moses Hill 
Samuel Hickcock 
Joseph Lee 
George Hindesdale 
John Norton 
Richard Wibird Esq"" 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq' a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-W-in the Plan & is to be 
Accounted two of the Within Shares, One whole Share for the 
incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel, 
& One share for the benefit of a school in said Town — 

Province of Ne w Hamp-" Sep-" 16, 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Origional Charter for Ludlow under 
the Province seal 

Attested f Theodore Atkinson Sec'>' 



256 



CHARTER RECORDS. 




1:^ 



r£aTr,sl.»ii iin» 



Province of New Hamps"" Sep'' 16, 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Origional Charter of Ludlow under 
the Province Seal — 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



LUNENBURG. 257 

LUNENBURG. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-480 

Luningbiirg GEORGE the Third, 

. ."-^-^^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
) / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

j I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ ^— ^.^*^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-Ungland., and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy Six equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
h'ing and being within our said Province of JVew-Hamfshire^ con- 
taining by Admeasurement, Twenty three Thousand & Forty Acres, 
which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begin- 
ning at a Stake & Stones Standing on the Bank of the West Side of 
Connecticut River which is the South Easterly corner Bounds of 
Guild Hall, from thence runing North West six Miles to the North 
Westerly Corner of Guild Hall, thence turning off & runing South 
Sixty nine Degrees West, four Miles & two Hundred & fifty Six 
Rods, & from thence Runing South Fifteen Degrees East to Con- 
necticut River, thence up the River as that Trends to the Stake & 
stones first above Mentiond the bounds begun at And the same be, 
and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Luning- 
bourg And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said 
Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Inti- 
tled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 

XVII 



258 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And 
further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fai7's, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than 
the respective following 

the said and that as 

soon as the said Town shall consit of Fift}'' Families, a 
*2— 481 Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each 

Week, as maybe thoughtmost advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the first Tuesday 
in August next which said Meeting shall be Notified by David Page 
who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, 
which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs 
of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter 
for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 
Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or Them Pe-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township,, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 



LUNENBURG. 



259 



for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which shall be in the Year of Onr Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in PorU- 
inouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Fifth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec""*' 

Province of New Haraps'' July 6. 1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pro"" Seal 

T Atkinson Jun"" Sec"^^' 

*The Names of the Grantees of Luninbourg Viz *2-482 

Gustavus Swan Jon''^ Sanderson 



David Page 
Charles Man 
Eben' Hartshorne 
Stephen Farnsworth 
William Bigelow^ 
John Darling 
Seth Oaks 
Caleb Wood 
Samuel Gates 
Timothy Rogers 
Henry Merchant 
Dennis Lockliu 
Oliver Robinson 



E])hraim Stockwell 
William Wood 
Will"' Kiinpland 
David Fowle 
John Peirce 
Levi Silvister 
Timothy Whitney 
Zebediah Rogers 
James Wheeler 
James Shepard 
Henr}^ Sartwell 
David Twitchel 



Charles Baker 
I very Holland 
John Page 
Philip Goodridge 
Abner Newton 
Walter Fairfield 
Jonathan Moulton 
Samuel Rogers 
Simeon Houghton 
Joab ]Miles 
Benj^ Chandler 
Joel Grout 



260 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Joseph Willsoii Nath^ Wilder 

George Jaffrey James Shepard 

Coll" John Goffe Esq John Sweat 



Nath' Green 
John Blunt 
David Sanderson 
Israel Jenison 
Joseph Rassell 
Hon Nath' Barrell 

Theo : Atkinson Jun'' 



Stephen Boynton 
Jon'^ Grout 
John Richardson 
Ezekiel How 
David West 



}■ Esq"" 



Samnel Sleeper 
Samuel Martin 
John Clark 
Thomas Lord 
Cyrus Whitcomb 
John Curtis 
Joseph Kelly 
Hugh Giles 

Cap'^ Jon'^ Carlton 
Joseph Blanchard Esq 
& Richard Jen n is Esq"^ 



Will"' Temple , 

John Nelson J 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq. a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B W in the Plan w''' is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, One Whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel & 
One Share for the benefit of a School in said Town 

Pro^ New Hamp^ July 6 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Luninbourg under 
the Prov"*" Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun' Sec'-y 




MAIDSTONE. 261 

Pro'' of New Hamp'' July 6- 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Luniiiburg 
under the Pro"" Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun' Sec^>' 



p s- 



MAIDSTONE. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-257 

Maidstone GEORGE the Third, 

( ,— ii^^—v ^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ V— ^.-w -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Netv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants 
of Our said Province of New-Hampshire^ and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and i\ssigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, Ij'ing and 
being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by Ad- 
measurement, ab' Twenty five thousand Acres, which Tract is to con- 
tain something more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begin- 
ing at the Most Easterly Corner of Guildhall from thence North 
Easterly up Connecticut River so far as to make Six Miles on a 
Streight Line then from Said River North West Six Miles & one 
half Mile thence South Westerly on A Parrellel Line with that on 
the River to the East Line of Grandby from thence by Granby & 
Guildhall to the River Connecticut to the Bounds first above Men- 



262 CHAETER RECORDS. 

tioned And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Town- 
ship by the Name of Maidstone And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereb}' declared to be En- 
franchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Im- 
munities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the said 

*2-258 Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market ma}^ be *opened 

and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Second Tuesday in November next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by M'' Samuel Averill who is 
liereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our 
said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for 
the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and xA-ppur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to LTs, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be b}* Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Ro3\al Navy, be carefull}- preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 



MAIDSTONE. 263 

Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding- and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Pa3'ment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Ever}^ Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and ever}' Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decem,ber, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Monej' for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth., or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and 
this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pro- 
vince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwqrth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
12'^ Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Se'^^' 

Province of New Haiups'^ Octo"^ 12 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

f Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 

*The Names of the Grantees Maidstone Viz *2-259 

Agur Judson Thomas French John Moss 

John Yeats John Mallery John Hide 

Abner Judson Jabez Blake Beach Thomlinson 

Luke Summers Thomas Saxon Jonah Newland 

David Newland Thomas Bearsley Benj-^ Booth 

Edmund Pendleton John Bcardsley Seth Crane 

Jon" Judson Ebenez' Beardsley Daniel Judson jun'' 

John Dunning Elnathan Lake Daniel Beardsley jun'' 

Benajah Dickinson William Babbit Jeremiah Beardsley 



264 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Edmond Levensworth Joseph French 



Samuel Plawkins 
Nathan Birdsey 
John Gill 

Zachariah Blakeman 
Edmund Curtis 
Thomas Wooster 
Gideon Wheeler 
Salvinus Hatch 
Daniel Warner Esq 
James Calhoon 
Joel Frost 



Daniel Judson 
Stiles Curtis 
Cornelius Hall 
Henry Curtis 
John Nellson 
Joseph Thomlinson 
Sam^^ Averill 
Jethr" Hatch 
Daniel Averill 
John Calhoon 



Israel Johnson 
Sevignior Lewis jun'' 
William Emmes 
Joseph Hoi brook 
John Brooks 
John Becher 
James Birdsley 
Joseph Blanchard Esq 
Rich'' Wibird Esq 
Job In graham 
Timothy Fuller 
Joseph Wheaton & 



Nath" Bosworth 
Theodore Atkinson Jun'^ 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B- W- in the Plan which 
is to be Accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for 
the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts. One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel 
& One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Ramps'- Octo^ 12''' 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Maidstone 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

Attested 19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 




Province of New Hamp' Octob^ 12'*' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Maidstone 
under the Pro^' Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec"'^ 



MANCHESTER. 265 

MANCHESTER. 

*Province of New-Hiinipsliire. *2-97 

Manchester GEORGE the Third, 

. .-w^-^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Irehind, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) (To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ — ^.-"i-^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that we of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nieer ^Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVetv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwop.th Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-Enyland, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Succes- 
sors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, 
Inhabitants of Our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, and Our other 
Governments, and to theii Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty three Thousand & forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Surve}' thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the North East 
Corner of Arlington from thence due North by Sandgate Six Miles 
to the North East Corner thereof from thence due East Six Miles 
from thence due South Six Miles to the North East Corner of Sun- 
derland from thence Due West by Sunderland to the North West 
Corner of Sunderland aforesaid being the Bound began at — And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by 
the Name of Manchester And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law 
Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as 
there shall be Fiftv Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 



266 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

the Liberty of holding Two Fairs^ one of wliich shall be held on 
the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of 
*2-98 Fifty Families, a Market may be ^opened and kept one or 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advan- 
tagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, 
shall be held on the First Wednesday in October Next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by M"^ Ephraim Cowen who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Trad 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township^ 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be com])uted from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty -fifth Day of 
JJecemher annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of JDecemher. 1762 



MANCHESTER. 



267 



V. Eveiy Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-tifth Day of December^ namel}', on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sliilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
11"' Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'-^' 

Province of New Hamp"^ August 11*^ 1761 

Recorded from the Original Charter under the Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Se'>' 



*The Names of the Grantees of Manchester 



Ephraim Cowen 
Francis Brakinridge 
William Clark 
James Halbert 
James Harknes 
William Dunlap 
John Hunter 
William Harkness 
Robert Boyes 
George Cowen 
Robert Boj^es 
Robert Park 
James Wough jun"" 
Samuel Smith 
William M<=Nut 
John Kellsey 
William Rosters 



James Cowen 
Sara^' AVillson 
Robert Gilmore 
James Taylor 
James Pebbles 
John Pebbles 
William Blair 
James Hunter 
Adam Weare 
John Concey 
Oliver Selfige 
Joseph Wough 
Alexander Park 
Antipass Dodge 
James Miller 
William Eaton 
Robert Archibald 



*2-99 

Robert Cowen 
John Blair 
George Gilmore 
Sam'^ Cowden 
Partrick Pebbles 
Isaac Stevenson 
Isaac Hunter 
Alexand"^ M'^Cullough 
James Weare 
Mathew Thornton 
Hugh Campbell 
James Wough 
John Wallass 
Josej)!! Parke 
William Kelsey 
Meshech Weare Esq 
James Ramsey 



268 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



James Boyd 
Robert Alexander 
William Boyes 
James Nevin Esq 



William Wough 
James Boyes 
Andrew Walker 
Benning Wentworth 
& Coll John Gofee— 



Benj'^ Willsou 
Joseph Boyes 
Daniel Warner Esq 
John Wentworth Esq 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq one Tract of Land to 
Contain five hnndred Acres as Marked B — W- in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagating of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel 
one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Pro^ N Hamp' August 11"^ 1761 

Record'^ from the Back of the Original Charter under the Pro' 
Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''-^ 



s^.-H.. 




MARLBORO. 269 

Proy® of New Hanip"" August 11 — 1761 

Taken & Recorded from the back of the original Charter under the 
Pro^' Seal 

Attes'' Theodore Atkinson Se'^ 



p s 



MARLBORO. 

'Province of I George the Second by the Grace of God *1-71 

N: Hami/ ( of Great Brittain France & Ireland King Defender 
Marlebrough of the faith &c^ — 
, .— .^^— V . To All Persons to whom these Presents Shall 

( come Greeting — 

( Know Ye that We of our Especial Grace Certain 

^ V— ^v-w ^ Knowldege & mere motion for the Due Encouragement 
of Settling A New Plantation within our Said Province By & with the 
Advice of our Trusty & wellbeloved Benning Wentworth Esq 
our Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province 
of New Hampshire in America & of our Council of the Said Prov- 
ince Have upon the Conditions & reservations herein after made 
given And Granted and by these Presents for us our heirs & Suc- 
cessors Do give & Grant in Equal Shares unto our Loveing 
Subjects Inhabitants of Our Said Province of New Hampshire 
& His Majesties Other Governments & to thier heirs and Assignes 
forever whose names Are Entred on this Grant to be Divided 
to & Amoungst them into Sixty four Equal Shares All that Tract 
or Parcel of Land Scituate Lying & being within our Said 
Province of New Hampshire Containing by Admeasurement Twenty 
three thousend & forty Acres which Tract is to Contain Six miles 
Square & no more out of which an Allowence is to be made for high 
ways & unimproveable Lands by rocks mountains Ponds & rivers 
One thousend & forty Acres free According to a Plan thereof made 
& Presented by our Said Governours orders & hereunto Annexed 
Butted & bounded as follows (Viz) Begining at the North West 
Corner of a Township Called Halifax Lately Granted to Oliver Part- 
ridge Esq & his Associates Lying West of Connecticut River thence 
runing by the Needle North Ten degrees East Six miles from 
thence East Ten Degrees South Six miles from thence South Ten 
Degrees West Six miles & from thence West Ten degrees North 
by Halifax aforesaid Six Miles to the Corner first mentioned — 
& that the Same be & hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Marlebrough and that the Inhabitants that do 
or Shall hereafter Inhabit the Said Township Are hereby Declared to 



270 CHARTER RECORDS. 

be Enfranchized with & Intituled to all & Every the Previledges & 
Imunities that other Towns within our Said Province by Law Exer- 
cize & Enjoy, and further that the Said Town as Soon as there Shall 
be fifty families resident & Settled thereon Shall have the Liberty of 
Holding two fairs one of which Shall be held on the Lastmonday — in 
the month of May — and the Other In Last Monday — of the Moth of 
Octo"^ which fairs Are not to Continue & be held Longer than the 

respective Saturdays following the Said respective Days And 
*l-72 as soon as the Said Town Shall Consist of fifty Families *A 

Market Shall be Opned & Kept one or more Days in Each 
Week as may be tho' most Advantagious to the Inhabitants also that 
the first Meeting for the Choice of Town officers Agreeable to the 
Laws of our Said Province Shall be held on the first monday In 
March next which meeting Shall be notifyed by Timoth}' Dwight 
Esq who is hereby also Appointed the Moderator of the Said first 
Meeting which he is to Notify & Govern Agreeable to the Law & 
Custom of our Said Province and that the Annual Meeting forever 
hereafter for the Choice of Such Officers for the Said Town Shall be 
on the first Mond-ay of March Annually To Have & to Hold the 
Said Tract of Land as above Expressed togeather with all Previledges 
& Appurtenances to them & thier respective Heirs & Assignes for ever 
upon the following Conditions (Viz) that every Grantee his Heirs or 
Assignes Shall Plant or Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term 
of five Years for every fifty Acres Containd in his or thier Share or 
Proportion of Land in the Said Township And Continue to Improve 
& Settle the Same by Aditional Cultivations on Penalty of the for- 
feiture of His Grant or Share in the Said Township and its reverting 
to his Majesty his heirs & Successors to be by him or them regranted 
to Such of his Subjects as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the 
Same That all white & other Pine Trees within the Said Township 
fit for Masting our Royal Navy be Carefully Preserved for that Use 
& none to be Cut or felld without his Majesties Especial Lycence for 
So doing first had & obtaind upon the Penalty of the forfieture of 
the right of Such Grantee his heirs or Assigns to us our heirs & Suc- 
cessors as well as being Subject to the Penalty of Any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now Are or hereafter Shall be Enacted That before 
Any Division of the Said Land be made to & Among the Grantees A 
Tract of Land as near the Center of Said Township as the Land will 
Admit of Shall be reserved & marked out for Town J^otts one of which 
Shall be Allotted to Each Grantee of the Contents of One Acre 
Yeilding & ])aying tlierefor to us our hiers & Successors for the Space 
of Ten years to be Computed from the Date hereof the rent of one 
Ear of Indian Corn only on the Twenty fifth Day of December 



MARLBORO. 271 

Aniiualy it" Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to be made on 
the 2iV'Day of December next Ensueing- the Date hereof, Every Pro- 
])rietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yield & Pay unto us our Hiers & 
Successors Yearly &: Every Year for ever from & after the Expira- 
tion of Ten years from the Date hereof Namly on the 25"^ 
Day of December which will be in the Year *of our Lord *l-73 
One Thousand Seven hundred & Sixty Two One Shilling 
Proclamation mone}^ for every hundred Acres he So owns Settles or 
Possesses & So in Proportion for a Greater or Lesser Tract of the 
Said Land which money Shall be paid by the respective Persons 
above S'^ thier Heirs or assigns in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth 
or to Such officer or officers as Shall be Appointed to receive the 
Same And this to be in Lieu of All other Rents & Services Whatso- 
ever I Wittness whereof we have Caused the Seal of our Said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto Affixed Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq our 
Governour & Com'ander in Chief? of our Said Province the 29^'^ Day 
of April in the Y^ear of our Lord Christ one thousend Seven hundred 
& fifty One & in the Twenty fourth year of Our Reign — 

B Wentworth 

By his Excelencys Comand 
with Advice of Council 

Theod"" Atkinson Se'^^ 

En tied & recorded According to the Original under the Prov® 
Seal the 30'^ Day of April 1751 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 

Names of the Grantees Viz — 

Tim" DwightEsq Tim° Dwight jun"" Sam^^ Mather 

v*^am" Mather juu'' Noah Parsons jun"^ Benj'* Sheldon 

Benj=* Sheldon jun'' Benj"^ Alvord Supply Kingsly 

Aaron Kingsly Joseph Allen Joseph Allen jun'' 

Jonathan Rust Sam" Phelps Daniel Warner 

Ebenez'' Edwards Israel Rust jun'' Josiah Clark 

Nath" Strong Eliphaz Clapp Asa Wright 

Sam" Kingsley Jonathan Edwards Jon''^ Kingsley 

Jon" Kingsley jun'' Elihu Parsons Elisha Searl 

Elihu Dwight Noah Clark jun'" Benj'' Lyman 

Titus Wri"ht John Vanhorn Edward Billino' 

Natli" Dwight Jorr' Graves Caleb Sheldon 

Noah Edwards Elisha Puraro}'' Joseph Bridgman 

Noah Clark Increese Clark Gideon Clark 

Charles Phelps Benning Wentworth Esq Benning Wentworth Esq 

Ellis Husk Esq Theodore Atkinson Esq John Downing Esq 

Sampson Sheaffe Esq Rich'' Wibird Esq 



272 CHARTER RECORDS. 

one Shear for the First Settled Minister one Shear for the School^ 
one Shear for to remain as a Glebe for the benefit of the Church of 
England as by Law Established which is to be under the Direction of 
the Church Wardens of tiie Queens Chaple in Portsm° and for the 
Benefit of the Church there till An Episcopal Clergyman is Settled 
in the S"' Town of Marlebrough & then to remain for the Sole 
Benefit of the Ministrj' there Sam" Wentworth Esq Robert Trayl 
John Wentworth Esq Foster Wentworth Maj^' John Wentworth 
Esq Timothy Edwards Job Strong Stephen Crowfoot Aaron 
Lyman Noah Parsons & Jon'^ Philps 

Entred And Recorded According to the Original the 30**^ Day of 
April 1751 

^ Theodore Atkinson Se^'' 

*l-74 *A Plat of the Township of Marlbrough Granted by his 
Excelency Benning Wentworth Esq Governour &c^ & the 
Hon'''*^ his Majesties Council of the Province of New Harap'" in New 
England unto Timothy Dwight Esq & Others April 26"^ 1751 as it is 
to be Platted by a Surveyor & Chain men under oath unto Each 
Proprietor or Grantee in Equal Shares be thier Lotts better or worse 
(Excepting the four Lotts next the Town Plot or Scite which Are 
Sixteen Acres less Each than the Other Lotts) as they were Drawn 
by the Agents for the Proprietors in Portsm° April 30'*^ and were 
Entred by the Sec"^^ of the Province upon this Piatt Each man takeing 
his Chance whose name Stands on the Schedule Annexed to the 
Grant of S'^ Township 



MARLBORO. 



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Agents for 
the Grantees 



Theodore Atkinson 
Timothy Dwight 

Province of New Hampshire May 1^' 1751 
Recorded According to the original — 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Se'^' 



X VIII 




274 charter records. 

[Marlboro Charter Renewed, 1761.] 

*l-242 *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 whom these Presents shall come Greeting 
Whereas our Late Royal Grandfather King George 
the Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special Grace & mere 
Motion for the Encouragement of Setling a New Plantation within 
our said Province of New Hampshire by his Letters Patient or 
Ciiarter under the Seal of our said Province dated the 29"' day of 
Aprill 1751 & in the Twenty Fourth Year of his Majestys Reign, 
grant a Tract of Land equal to Six Miles Square Bounded as there- 
in Expi-essed to a Number of our Loyal subjects whose Names are 
Entered on the same to Hold to them their Heirs & Assigns on the 
Conditions therein Declared to be a Town Corporate by the Name of 
Marlbrough as by Reference to the said Charter may more fully 
appear — 

And whereas the said Grantees have Represented that by the 
Intervention of an Indian Warr since making the said Grant it has 
been Impracticable to comply with & fulfill the Conditions & humbly 
Supplicated us not to take Advantage of the Breach of said Condi- 
tions but to Lengthen Out & Grant them some reasonable Time for 
Performance thereof after the said Impediment shall cease — 

Now Know Yee that we being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed have of our Further grace & Favour suspended our t^laim of 
the Forfeiture which the said Grantees may have Incurred & by these 
Presents do grant unto the said Grantees their Heirs & Assigns the 
Term of One Year for Performing & fulfilling the Conditions Mat- 
ters & things by them to be done which Term is to be Renewed 
Annually if the same Impediment Remains untill our Plenary 
Instructions shall be Received Relating to the Incident that has 
Prevented a Compliance with the said Charter According to the 
Intent & Meaning of the same 

In Testimony whereof we have Caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto Affixed Witness Benning Wentworth 
Esq our Governour & Comm*^ in Cheif of our Province aforesaid the 
21*'' of September in the Year of our Lord Christ 1761 & in the first 
Year of our Reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellency s Command 
with advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



MARLBORO. 276 

Prov : of New Hanips"^ Sept' 21, 1761 

Recorded from the Origional under the Province seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



[jNIaklboro Regrant, 1764.] 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *3-106 

New Marlborough GEORGE the Third, 

!.-*-^— ^ X By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
_, / Irehind, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 
I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^-^v-w -' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, 
and meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Plan- 
tation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our 
Trusty and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor 
and Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in 
Neiv-England, and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of Neiv-Hampsliire, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty four 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, containing by Ad- 
measurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, 
and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High 
Ways and uiiim[)rovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and 
Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the North Westerly 
Corner Bounds of the Town of Hallifax, from thence Runing North ten 
Degrees East by the Needle Six Miles, Then turning off & Runing 
East 10 Degrees South by the Needle Six Miles, Then turning off' again 
& Runing South 10 Degrees West by the Needle Six Miles to the 
North Easterly Corner of Hallifax from thence West 10 Degrees North 
by the Needle by Hallifax aforesaid to the North Westerly Corner 
thereof the Bounds began at — And that the same be and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of New Marlborough 



276 chtUiter records. 

And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Jntitled to all 
and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 1'owns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the 
said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and set- 
tled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Uvo Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer 
than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
*3-107 of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one 
or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for 
the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Prov- 
ince, shall be held on the Second Monday in May next which said Meet- 
ing shall be Notified by Charles Phelps Esq who is hereby also appointed 
the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Gov- 
ern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions^ 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fift}^ 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same bj' additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cessors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultiv^ate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use» 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 



MAliLBOKO. 277 

IV. Yielding and ]Kiying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of Five Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Kent of one Ear of Indian Corn on]j, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1764 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of five Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1769 One shillim/ 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentwokth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
1(*^ Day of April In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and 64 And in the fourth Year of Our Reign. 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec''-^' 

Province of New Hampshire April 19'^ 1764 

Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Province Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun'" Sec^>' 

*Names of the Grantees of New Marlborough (Viz) *3-108 

Timothy Dwight Esq Timothy Dwight Jun" Samuel Mather Esq"" 

Samuel Mather Jun' Benjamin Sheldon Benjamin Sheldon Jun"^ 

Noah Parsons Sup[)ly Kingsly Aaron Kingsley 

Benjamin Alvord Joseph Allen Jun'' Samuel Phelps 

Joseph Allen Ebenezer Edwards Israel Rust 

Daniel Warner Nathaniel Strong Eliphaz Clapp 

Josiah Clark Jonathan Kingsly Elisha Searle 

Samuel Kingsly Titus Wright Nathaniel Dwight 

Noah Clark Jun"" Noah Edwards Josei)h Bridgraan 

Jonathan Graves Increase Clark Gideon Clark 



278 



CHAKTER RECORDS. 



Robert Trail Esq 

p, rs MajMolm Went- 

^ worth Esq 
Charles Phelps Jim'' 
Jonathan Phelps 
Timothy Phelps 
John Phelps 
Hezekiah Root 
Jonathan Judd 
Eleazer Root and 



Noah Clark Hon^'^'' Theod'' Atkinson ~] 

Charles Plielps Esq Nath'^ Barrell I 

Sam" Wentworth Esq"" Theod'" Atkinson j"" \ 
Boston M H^ Wentworth j 

Solomon Phelps Martin Phelps 

The Heirs of John Wentworth Esq ) y^ ^ 

The Heirs of Foster Wentworth ( 
Nathaniel Phelps Nehemiah Geylard 

Simeon Parsons John Miller 

Joseph Root John Kellogg 

Eleazer Pomroy Ebenezer Hutchinson 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Mark'd B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares. One Whole Share for the 
Incorporated Societj^ for the Propagation of the Gospell in Foreign 
Parts. One whole Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as 
by Law Established. One Share for the first Settled Minister of the 
Gospell & One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town for- 
ever — 

Province of New Hampshire April 19*^ 1764 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"- Sec^>' 



- East 



J-* Souihhi, th^TittJU i.7Ti,i,i 






^Vv' 



'^^lu 7''1F' 



MIDDLEBURY. 279 



Province of New Hampshire April 19*" 1764 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun-" Sec^^ 



p. s. 



MIDDLEBURY. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-297 

Midlebury GEORGE the Third, 

f — iw— N ^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to tvhoni these Presents shall come, 

^ ^— ^^i^' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neio Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neii'-England., and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Sliares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neu'-Hamjjshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Fleirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty 
Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty Five Thousand & Forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Something more than Six Miles square, and no more; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands b}' Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
P^orty Acres free, accoi-ding to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said (Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Oftice, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begin- 
iug at the Southerly Corner of a Township Granted this day by the 
Name of New Haven, at a Tree Marked Standing on the bank of the 
Easterly or Northeasterly Side of Otter Creek so called, from thence 
Tuning P^ast Seven Miles, then turning Off & Runing South Ten 
Degrees West Six Miles ik, sixty P^our Rodds, then Turning off 



280 CHARTER RECORDS. 

& Riming West to Otter Creek afores*^ then down said Creek 
as that Runs to the Bounds first Mentiond And that the same be, 
and liereby is Incorporated into a Townsliip by the Name of Midle- 
bury And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said 
Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and In titled 
to all and every the Priviledges and Imnuinities that other Towns 
within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, 
that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident 
and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one 
of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as 

the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may 
*2-298 be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may 

be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Olificers, agreable to 
the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the First Tuesday in 
January Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Cap* Sam^ 
Moore who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for 
ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall 
be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold 
the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privi- 
leges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reveiting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Ro3'al Navy, be carefully j^reserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 



MlDDLEnUllV. 281 

the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near tlie Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Laud will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Kent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1761 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1771 0)ie sMUing Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proi^ortion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be a^jpointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimon}' wdiereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benntng Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Second Day of November In the Year of oui Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the Second Y^ear 
of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'-'' 

Province of New Haraps"" Nov"^ 2, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal "^ Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Midlebury (Viz) *2-299 

John Evarts Elijah Skinner Elkanah Paris 

Benj' Paris John Baker Gideon Hurlbat 

Eben'' Hanchit Deliv'*" Spaulding Noah Chittenden 

John Abbit Moses Read Sam^ Keep 

Elisha Painter Rulof White Nath^ Evarts Jun"" 

John Turner Jun' Eben' Field 3'' Sam' Turner 

Zachariah Foss Eben' Field Nath' Flint 

Benj' Evarist Jeremiah How John Read 



282 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



James Claghorn 
Rufus Marsh 
Amos Handiest 
John How 
Cap* Josiah Stoddar 
Cap' Sam' Moore 
Benj*^ Smallej^ 
Leiu' Janna Meigs 
Moses Read Jiin'' 
John Benton 
Nath' Skinner Jun"" 



Lieu* Matthias Kelsey 
Elias Read 
Sam' Towsley 
Oliver Evarts 
Bethel Selick 
Hezekiah Camp Jan'' 
Lien* John Seymour 
Elisha Shelden Jun'" 
Matth"' Boldwin 
John Evarts Jun'' 
David Hide Jun"" 



Daniel Morris 
Noah Waddams 
John Strong 
Russel Hunt 
Sam' Skiner 
John M'Quivey 
Datis Ensign 
David Owen 
Lieu* Jon'' Moore 
Jon'^ Moore Jun'' 
Tho* Chipman 
& M H Wentworth Esq 



Charles Brewster Theodore Atkinson Esq 
Matt^^ Bostwick & Tho^ Chittenden— 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan, which is 
to be Accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town 

Province of New Hampshire Nov' 2, 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Origional Charter of Midlebury — 
under the Province Seal — 

Attested f. Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 




MIDDLESEX. 283 

Province of New Hamps'' Nov'' 3, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Midlebury 
under the Proince Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Se""-'' 



MIDDLESEX.^ 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-445 

Midlesex GEORGE the Third, 

/ .-ii^^— >s . B}' the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c, 

j ' I To all Persons to tvJiom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^—'^.^.^ ^ (Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Netv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwoeth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neu'-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of _ New-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy one equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, 
containing by Admeasurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to 
contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for Iligh Ways and unimprovable Lands 
by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty 
Acres free, according to a Plan and Surve}' thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. 
Begining at the southerly or South Easterly Corner of Waterbury, 
on the Northerly side of Onion or French River (So Called) from 
thence Runing Easterly up said River (& bounding on the same) so 
far as to make it six Miles on a streight Line allowing the same to 
be Perpendicular with the Easterly JJne of said Waterbur3% from 
thence Northerly a Parralell Line with the Easterly Line of said 



284 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Waterbury Six Miles, from thence Westerly about six Miles to the 
North Easterly Corner of said Waterbury from thence Southerly by 
the Easterly Line of s'^ Waterbury Six Miles to the place begun at — 
And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Middlesex And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized \Yith and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the annually, which Fairs are not 

to continue longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
*2-4-fr) of Fifty Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagi- 
ous to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first INIeeting for the Choice of 
Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall beheld 
on the 20"' Day of July next which said Meeting shall be Notified by 
Capt Isaac Woodruff who is hereby also appointed the Moderator 
of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable 
to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the 
said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To 
Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together witii all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Condi- 
tions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cul- 
tivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that 
Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 



MIDDLESEX. 285 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town l^ots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-iifth Day of 
December annuall3% if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Becemher. 17G3 , 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1778 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, 
Esq ; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the Eighth Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year 
of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec^^ 
Province of New Hamp'" June 8"" 1763 
Recorded from the Original Charter under the Pro'' Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun-" Sec^>' 

*The Names of the Grantees of Middlesex (Viz) *2-447 

Jacob Rezeau Rich'' Johnson Dan' Ogden 

Jon-' Skinner Jon'' Dayton Jun'' Will'" Reeve 

Josh'' Horton George Ross Jere"" Mulbord 

Nath' Littell Gabriel Ogden David Ball 

Day'' Morehouse Jun'' John Force Cap* Isaac Woodruff Jun*" 

Jacob Brookfield Isaac Winnans David Lummoris 



286 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Alex"" Carmichael 
Tho^ Dean 
Will"' Hand 
Benj'' ('rane 3'^ 
Jeliiel Ross 
Job Wood 
Henry Earle 
Tho* Woodruff 
Jon^' Dayton 3'^ 
David Bon nil 
Jonas Ball 
Rob^ French 
Seth Crowell 
Eben'^ Canfield 
Hon : Ja* Nevin 
Nat: Barrel! 
Jos^ Newmarch 



James Seaward 
Amos Day 
Sam' Crowell 
Law'^^'^ Egbort Jun"^ 
Lawrence Egbert 
Cornelius Ludlow 
John Little 2'^ 
Jos^ Ragffs Jun"" 
Sam' Meeker Jun"^ 
Steph" Potter 
John David Lamb 
Jon'^ Woodruff 
James Campbell 
Sam' Averill 
George Frost 



Nath' Potter 
Will'" Brant 
Ezekiel Ball 
Matthias Ross 
Rob' Earle 
John Roll Jun*^ 
Sam' Little 3'^ 
Dan' Perrnie 
John Cory Jun"" 
Steph" Wilcocks 
James Colie Jun'^ 
Aaron Barnett Jun"" 
Tho^ Ball 
Patridge Thatcher 
Rich'' Jennis Esq"^ 



Esq'- 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq"" a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-W — in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole share for the 
Incorporated Societj' for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel, One 
Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Establish'd 
& One Share for the benefit of a school in said Town — 

Prov'' New Hamp'' June 8-17G3 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Middlesex 
under the Pro'*' Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^ 




Oni o-F 



J-rertc' 



MILTON. 287 

Province of New Hamp^ June 8"^ 1763 

Recorded from the Plan on the Back of the original Charter of 
of Midlesex under the Pro' Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun-- Sec^^ 



MILTON. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-449 

Milton GEORGE the Third, 

. .-w-^v By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

) , ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) I 2^0 all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come^ 

' -^ — V — ' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
Tueer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neio Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Bennixg Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neu'-Eniiland, and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
one equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neiv-Hampsliirc, containing by 
Admeasurement, 28040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the North Easterly Corner 
of Colchester which is the North Westerly Corner of Essex (which 
is within six Miles of Onion or French River) (so Called) from 
thence Runing Northerly the same course of the Line between said 
Colchester & Essex six Miles from thence Westerly a Parralell line 
with the Northerly Line of Colchester to Lake Champlaine, from 
thence southerly by the said Lake to the North Westerly Corner of 
Colchester, from thence Easterly about six Miles by said Colchester 



288 CHARTER RECORDS. 

to the place begun at — And that the same be, and hereby is Incor- 
porated into a Township by the Xanie of Milton And the Inhab- 
itants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby 
declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 
ince by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town 
as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the other 

on the annually, which Fairs are not to continue 

longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
*2— 450 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Oliicers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the 19'^ of July next which said Meeting 
shall be Notified by M"^ Will"' Procter who is hereby also appointed 
the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and 
Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; 
and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such 
Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 
JfarcJi annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as 
above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances^ 
to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the 
following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us. our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects 
as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled xN'ithout Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us. our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are. or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 



MILTON. 289 

ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be alloted to each Grantee of the Con- 
tents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to L^s, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One 
shilling Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so 
owns, settles or possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or 
lesser Tract of the said Land; which Money shall be paid by the 
respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council 
Chamber in Portsmouth^ or to such Officer or Officers as shall be 
appointed to receive the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other 
Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the Eighth 
Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun' SeC^ 

Province of New Hamp"^ June 8-1763 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec^^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Milton. *2-451 

Sam^ Rogers James Willmott Jun"^ Fra* Silvestei 

Isaac Rogfers Jos'^ Borden Jun"" Jos'' Kirkbridi 

Will'" Procter Carden Procter Alex'' Moore 

Peter Carne John Inlay Jos'' Haviland 

James Haviland Tim*^ M'Carthy Carden Lee 

Sam' Dodge John Burrough James Burrough 

Will"' Burrough Will"' Popplesdorff Jun Jos'' Zabrisker 

John Zabrisker Rich'^ Cornwell Dan' Bates 



290 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Tho' Liscum 
Jacob Smith 
John Willett 
Benj* Lintott 
Rich'' Evans 
Mich' Duff 
Christo^ Miller 
Phillip French Jun 
Benj^' Underhill 
John Blagge 
George Woods 
Abert Baker 
Hon: Rich" Wibird 
John Downing 
Dan' Warner 



Will'" Smith 
Tho^ Miller 
Ralph WilP Miller 
Will'" Ferguhez 
Sam' Kemble 
Paul Miller 
Tho^ Shreave 
Adolphus French 
David Barcklay 
John Gifford 
John Turner 
Joshua Huchins 
Maj"" Rich'' Downing 



Esq^ 



Will'" Smith Jun"" 
Tho^ Willett 
Jos" Royall 
Rich'' Sharp 
Rich'' Kemble 
Paul Miller Jun' 
Phillip French 
Henry Franklin 
Benj'' Blagge 
John Gifford Jun"" 
John Turner Jun"^ 
Henry Dickinson 
Sam' Emerson & 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq"" a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B. W. in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel, 
And One share for the Benefit of a school in said Town — 

Province of New Hamp'' June 8"^ 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Milton under 
the Pro^ Seal W T Atkinson Jun"- Sec'^ 



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MONKTON. 291 

Province of New Hamp"^ June 8 — 1763 

Recorded from the Plan on the Back of the Charter of Milton under 
the Pr-^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun-- Sec^^ 



MONKTON. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-349 

Monkton GEORGE the Third, 

. .-^.^-^.i-s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

I ^ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) I To all Persons to ^vliom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^— v^-*-^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVetv Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Ha^ipshire in Netv- 
England^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our said 
Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, and to their 
Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this Grant, to 
be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, all that 
Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our said 
Province of New-Hampshire, containing by Admeasurement, Twenty 
four Thousand Acres, which Tract is to contain Something more than 
Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according 
to a Plan and Survey thereof, made Ijy Our said Governor's Order, 
and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at a Tree Marked standing 
in the Nother Esterly Angle of the Township of Ferrissboug and 
from thence runing South Six Miles and one Quarter of A Mile by 
Ferrissbourg afore Said then turning off & runing East Six Miles 
Then turning off & runing North Six Miles & one Quarter of A 
Mile to the Southerly Side Line of the Township of Hindsbourough 
then West by Hindsbourough afore Said & Charlotta to the North 



292 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Easterly Corner Bounds of Ferrissbourg afores*^ the Bounds began at — 
And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a ToAvnship by 
the Name of Monkton And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Ttvo 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
*2-350 Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or more 

Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious 
to the Inhal3itants. Also, that the first ^Meeting for the Choice of 
To^\^l Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall beheld 
on the last Wecbiesday in July next which said Meeting shall be Notified 
by AP Benjamin Ferriss who is hereby also appointed the IVIoderator 
of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable 
to the Laws and Customs of Our said Pro%'ince; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with 
all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heire 
and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Townsliip^ 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
fu'st had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sor, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 



MONKTON. 293 

ship as tlie Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the tAventy-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Deeemher. 1763 

Y. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and j)ay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Y^ear forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth 
Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling Proclamation Money 
for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and so in 
Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmonth, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to 
be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Bexning Wentwoeth, Esq; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 24'** 
Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Two And in the Second Y^ear of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec"^^ 

Province of New Hamps"^ June 24^^ 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun' Sec--^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Monkton — *2-351 

Abraham Dow Benj"* Ferriss Zebulon Ferriss 

Josiah Akins Jonathan Akins Daniel Merrett 

John Hoag Nehemiah Merritt Reed Ferris 

Patrick Thatcher Thomas Darling Amos Northrop 

Daniel Chase Nathan Soal Jun' John Hoag jun'' 

John Hoag merch' George Denill William Nichols 

David Ferris John Brownson Benj'^ Ferriss jun'^ 

Abraham Thomas Elijah Doty Zadock Noble 

Thomas Weller Seth Weller Ebenez'' Hodeskins 



294 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Nathan Soule 
George Hill 
Edward Wing 
Jon* Moslier 
Peter Dobson 
Henry Haydock 
Thomas Burling 
John Franklin 
Sam'' Burling 
John SouthGate 
Tho^ Burling jun'^ 



John Soule 
William Davis 
James Bridsall 



George Soule 
W'" Haviland 
John Thorn 



Nehemiah Merritt Jun'' Thomas Dobson 



John Haydock 
Joshua Watson 
James Franklin 
Samuel Franklin 
Robert Southgate 
W'" Keige 
Edward Laurence 



Haydock Brown 
Jacob Watson 
Tho* Franklin jun"" 
Walter Franklin 
John Burling jun"' 
John Burling 
John Laurence 
The Hon'*''' Rich'* Wibird Esq John Downing Esq Dan" Warner Esq 
Theod"^ Atkinson jun"^ Esq 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres as Marked B : W : in the Plan which is to be 
accounted two of the within Shares One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 
one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & one 
Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town — 

Province of New Hamps'" June 24^^^ 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter of Monkton under the 
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Province of New Hamps"^ June 24"' 1762 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Monkton, under 
the Province Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun'" Sec'^ 



MORETOWN. 

* Province of New-Hampshire. *2-421 

Moretown GEORGE the Third, 

, .-w-^-^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, «Sz;c. 

j "^ ( To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come, 

^ N— ^^*-^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVetv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentavokth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshiiie in Neiv- 
England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Oui" said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy one 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and be- 
ing witliin our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by Ad- 
measurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, 
and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High 
Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and 
Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and re- 
turned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and 
bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the Nortli Easterly Corner of 
Duxbury on the southerly side of Onion or French River, from 
thence Easterly up said River & bounding on the same so far as to 
make it six Miles on a streight Line, alloAving the same to be Per- 
pendicular witli the Easterly Line of Duxbury from thence southerly 
a Parralell Line with the said East Line of Duxbury six Miles, from 
thence Westerly about six Miles to the south Easterly Corner of 



296 CHARTER RECORDS, 

Duxbury, from thence Xortherly by said Duxbury last line to Onion 
River where we began — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorp- 
orated into a Township by the Xame of More town — And the Inhabitants 
that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared 
to lie Enfranchized yrith and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liljerty of 
holdinor Ti.c'j Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist 
*2-422 of Fifty Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one 
or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advan- 
tagious to the Inliabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Law^s of our said Province, 
shall be held on the 1 2^^ July next which said Meeting shall be Noti- 
fied by the Rev^ M^ Sam' Seabury who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Xotify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province : and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall \ye on the Second Tuesday of Mareh annual- 
ly. To Havi: and to Hf;)LD the said Tract of Land as above ex- 
pressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and 
their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Con- 
ditions, \VL. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to L's. our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by L's or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to L's. our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted- 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 



MORETOWN. 297 

tlie Grantees, a Tract of I^and as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Yeai-s, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of De- 
cember annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay un- 
to LTs, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth 
Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord 1777 One shiUing Proclamation 
Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and 
so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Coune'd Cliamber in Portsmouth, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to be 
in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^>' 
Province of New Hamp"" June 7-1763 

Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Pro'' Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Moretown (Viz) *2-423 

Jonah Forster Jon'' Smith Eben"" Rockwell 

Abner Benedict James Morehouse Peter Benedict 

Jabesh Smith Jun'^ Nathan Smith James Wallace 

James Wallace Jun'" Benj" Close Eben'^ Browne 

Nehemiah Reynold Josiah Forstei Steph" Hull 

Dan' Morehouse James Smith Gam' Northrup Jun'' 

Eben' Lobdell James Bradley Joseph Dyckraan 

Sam' Averill Tho' Northrup Augustine Wright 

John Wright Jun' Ephraim Smith Ichabod Doolittle 



298 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Rich^' Whitney 
Tho'' Querch 
Gershom Sellick 
Joseph Griffin 
Silas Griffiths 
Benj''^ Higgins 
Gabriel Bennett 
Jeremiah Osburn 
Joseph Mead 
Elijah Keeler 
James Bradley Jun"" 
The Hon""' Ja** Nevin 
Nath' Barrel! 



Tho' Saint John 
Eli Northrup 
Henry Whitney 
George ToUcot 
Fred" Dick man 
Dan' Browne 
Isaac Keeler 
Elisha Gilbart 
Joseph Smith 
Jon'*^ Whitlock 
Lemuel Abbot 

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James Northrup 
Jeremiah Willson 
Ezekiel Bradley 
Nath' Sillick 
Joseph Stebbings 
Sam' Bennett Jun"^ 
John Jones 
John Bouton 
Sam' Olmsted Jun"" 
Bartlett Folliot 
Isaac Keeler Jun"^ 
Maj' Rich'' Downing 
Sam' Emerson Esq'' 



Jos*^ Newmarch 

His Excellenc}^ Benning Wentworth Esq" a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within shares, One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lish'd One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospel, & One 
Share for the benefit of a school in said Town — 

Pro^ of New Hamp" June 7—1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter under the Pro'' 
Seal 

T Atkinson Jun"" Sec''^ 




MOUNT TABOR. 299 

Pro^ of New Hamp^ June 7—1769 
Recorded fi 
the Pro^ Seal 



Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Moretown under 



T Atkinson Jun'' Sec'"^ 



MOUNT TABOR. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-153 

Harwich GEORGE the Third, 

S/— »^^— ^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britaiii, France and 

_ , / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
~ I To all Persons to loliom these Presents shall come^ 

^— ^.^*-' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
raeer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-England^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty 
Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, thirty Three thousand & forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance 
is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the North East 
Corner of Dorsett thence runing due North Six Miles b}'^ Danby 
to the North East Corner thereof thence due East Six Miles Thence 
Due South Six Miles Thence Due West Six Miles to the North East 
Corner of Dorset afore Said which is Also the South East Corner of 
Danby afores'^ & is the Station began at And that the same 
be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name 



300 CHARTER RECORDS. 

of Harwich Aud the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit 
the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with 
and Intitled to all and every the Priviledojes and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty 
Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of hold- 
ing Two Fairit, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs 

are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as the 

said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be 
*2-lo4 *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may 

be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, 
that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the 
Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the fourth Tuesday of Sep- 
tember next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M' Jonathan 
Willard who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to No*:ify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province : and that the annual Meeting forever 
hereafter for the Choice of such Officei-s for the said Town, shall be 
on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold 
the said Tract of Laud as above expressed, together with all Privi- 
leges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, ^^z. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that L^se, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such (i-rantee. his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any 
Act or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be En- 
acted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 



MOUNT TABOR. 301 

Town Ivots. one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and pa\"ing therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-tifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor. Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us. our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Y'ear of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land : which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid. their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same : and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benxing Wkstworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
28^^ Day of August In the Y'ear of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Y'ear of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council. 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

Province of New Hamp'' August 28^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Oricnnal under the Prov* Seal 

~^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Harwich Viz — *2-155 

Jonathan Willard John Howard Will™ Buck 

Elijah Ferris John Renald Thos Hunter 

Nath" Marshall David Hunter Ezekiel Napp 

Amos Fuller Peter Renald Sam'^ Rowley 

Abraham Finch Joseph Cranch Gabril Sherwood 

James Palmer Lewis Barton Daniel Harris 

Eli Parsons Nehemiah Messenger Sarah Lampson Wid** 

John Lampson John Walbridge Jn" Williams the 3*^ 



302 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Sam" Cantfield 
Will'" Fimont 
Beriah Lomis 
Judah Aulger 
Joseph Eames 
John Aulger 
Rich^^ Truesdall 
W"' Hare 
Anthony Woolf 
Asa Douglass 
Dan" Warner Esq 
Tho* Wentworth 
Thomas Martin 



Eldad Van wort 
Ebenez'' Strong 
Abraham Utter 
Elisha Smith 
Ebenez"^ Eames 
Ebenez"^ Napp 
John Joslin 
Hendrick Minard 
Sam" Willard 
Jacob Lomis 
James Nevin Esq 
John Chamberlain 



Hezekiah Lomis 
John Rice 
Sam" Rose jun"" 
David Aulger 
Cyrus Aulger 
Rich'^ Fogeson 
Dan" Hare 
Christian Ray 
Jonas Cutler 
Rich'^ Wibird Esq 
John Wentworth 
Charles Foot 



John Nellson 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked in the Plan B W : which is to 
be accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for the incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & one 
Share for the Benefit of a School in Said Town 

Prov*^ of N Harap^ August 28'^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter for Harwich under 
the Pr° Seal 

"^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'"^' 















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NEWBURY. 303 

Prov N Hami/ August 28—1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Harwich 

19 Theodore Atkinson Se'^ 



NEWBURY. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-393 

Newbury GEORGE the Thikd, 

, z-*.--^— s ^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ( Irehmd, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

) "^ I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ -^^-^.--^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neu'-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
iipon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of JVetv-ffampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Eighty 
one equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Acres, which 

Tract is to contain Something more than Six Miles square ; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprov- 
able Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand 
and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made 
by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. 
Begining at a Tree marked standing on the Bank of the Westerly 
Side of Connecticut River opposite to the Mouth of amonusock River 
so called and from thence Southerly or South Westerly down Con- 
necticut River as that runs til it comes to A Tree there standing 
marked with the Figures and is about Seven Miles on A Strait 

Line below the Mouth of Amonusock afores*^ from thence runing 



304 CHARTER RECORDS. 

North fifty nine degrees West Six Miles & one Quarter of A Mile to 
A Stake & Stones from thence North Twenty deg^ East Six Miles & 
one half Mile to a Stake & Stones from thence to the Marked Tree 
on the Side of the river the Bonnd first above mentioned — And that 
the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the 
Name of Newbury And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Fam- 
ilies resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding 
Tivo Fahs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs 

are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon as the said 

*2-394 Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened 

and kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Second Monday in June next which 
said Meeting shall be Notified by Jacob Bayley Esq who is hereby 
also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever,, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional Cul- 
tivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the 
said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Successors, 
to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs, and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 



NEWBURY, 305 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Oar Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Went\vorth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
18"' Day of May In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundrd and Sixty Three And in the Third Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Jun'" Sec'"^ 

Province of New Hamp'' May 18-1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun' Sec^^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Newbury Viz *2-305 

Jacob Bayley Esq John Hazzan Ephraim Bayley 

Eph"' Noyse Jeremiah Allen Enoch Thurstin 

David Flanders John Beard Samuel Stevens 

Joshua Copp John Ingalls Abner Sawyer 



306 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Joshua Bayley 
John Goodwin 
Joshua Haward 
Moses Little 
Simeon Stevens 
Abner Newton 
Hayns Johnson 
Ebenezer Eaton 
Thomas Danforth 
Timothy Beadle 
Ebenez' Mudget 
Dan" Appleton 



William White 
Simeon Goodwin 
Edmond Morse 
Stephen Little 
Jacob Kent 
Jaasiel Herriman 
Samuel Hobart 
Zacheus Peasley 
Caleb Johnson 
William Holden 
Asa Foster 
Rich'^ Chamberlain 



Thomas Chamberlain Jonathan Broadstreet 



Will'" Haywood 
Benj'^ Emerson 
Archelaus Miles 
Fry Bayley 
Hon''^'' John Temple 
Theodore Atkinson 



Sam" Stevens Esq 
Peter Morse 
Joshua Hains 
Coll Will"' Symes 



John Hasseltine 
Noah White 
Jesse Johnson 
Peter Page 
Abner Bayley 
John Hugh 
Joseph White 
John White jun"^ 
James King 
Moses Hazzan 
Joseph Chamberlain 
Abiel Chamberlain 
Sam" Johnson 
Jacob Eaton 
Nath" Morton 
Edward Bayley 



Mark Huuk^ Wentworth ( ^^^' 
Will'" Temple J 



Martin Severe nee 
Benj^ Winn Samuel Cummins 
John Cummins Elnathan Blood 
Elias Alexander Coll Clem' March 
Cap' Markqaand of Newbury And 
Coll John Goffe — 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B: W: in the Plan which is to 
be accounted two of the within Sares — one whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts — one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
and one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamp"^ May 18'^ 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Newbury under 
the Pro"^ Seal 

"^ T Atkinson Jun'^ Sec'^ 



NEWFANK. 



307 




Pro^ of New Hami/ May 18-1763 

Recorded from tlie Back of the Original Charter of Newbury under 
the Province Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"- Sec'^ 



NEWFANE. 



*Province of New Hamp'' 



*1-153 



P-Seal 



Fane 



George by the Grace of God of Great Brittain France 
& Ireland King Defender of the faith &:c'' 

To all Persons to whom these Presents Shall Come 
Greeting 

Know ye that We of our especial Grace Certain knowl- 
edge & meer motion for the Due Encouragement of Settling a New 
Plantation witliiu our s'' Province By & with the Advice of our 
Trusty & well beloved Benning Wentworth Esq our Governour & 
Com'ander in Chieff of our Province of New Hampshire in America 
and of our Council of the s'' Province Have upon the Conditions 
and Reservations hereafter made Given & Granted and by these 
Presents for us our heirs & Successors Do give & Grant in Equal 
Shares unto our Loveing Subjects inhabitants of our Said Province of 
New Hampshire & his Majestys other Governments and to their 
Heirs & assignes for Ever whose names Are Entered on this Grant to 
be Divided to & amoungst them into Seventy four Equal Shares all 
that Tract or Parcel of Land Scituate Lying & being within our 



308 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Province of New Hampshire Contaiiiiug by admeasurement Twenty 
three thousend and forty acres which Tract is to Contain Six Miles 
Square & no more out of which an AHowence is to be made for high- 
ways & unimproveable Lands by Rocks mountains Ponds & Rivers 
one thousend & fort}^ Acres free According to the Phxn thereof made 
& Presented b}^ our Said Governours orders and hereunto Annexe f/ 
Butted & bounded as follows (Viz) Begining at A Stake & Stones 
five hundred Rods East 10'^ South by the Needle from the North 
East Corner of the Town of Marlebrough and from thence runing 
Six miles North 20'^ East by the Needle to A Stake & Stones from 
thence West 10'^ North by the Needle Six miles to A Stake & Stones 
from thence South 20'^ West by the Needle Six miles to the North 
side of Marlebrough aforesaid thence by Marlebrough Line East 10'' 
South to Marlebroughs North East Corner from thence Continueing 
that Course to the Stake & Stones first above mentioned And that 
the Same be & is Licorporated into a Township the Name of Fane 
and that the Inhabitants that Do or Shall hereafter Inhabit said 
Township Are hereby Declared to be Enfranchized with and 
*1-154 Entituled to all & every the *Previledges & Immunities 
that other Towns within our said Province by Law Exercize 
& Enjoy and further that the said Town as soon as there Shall be 
fifty familys resident & Settled thereon Shall have the Liberty of hold- 
ing Two fairs one of which Shall be held on the 

And the other on the Annually which fairs are 

not to Continue & be held Longer than the respective 

following the s'' respect Days and as soon as the s'' Town shall 
Consist of fifty familys A market Shall be opened & kept one or 
more Days in Each week as may be tho' most advantagious to the 
Inhabitants Also that the first meeting for the Choice of Town officers 
agreable to the Laws of our Said Province Shall be held on the Last 
Wednesday in August next which Meeting Shall be notifyed by M"" 
Abner Sawyer who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
Said first Meeting which he is to Notify & Govern Agreable to the 
Laws & Customs of our Said Province and that the Annual Meet- 
ing for ever hereafter for the Choice of such officers of said Town 
Shall be on the Second Wednesday in March Annually To have & 
TO HOLD the Said Tract of Laud as abve Expressed togeather with 
all the Previledges & Appurtenances to them & their Respective 
heirs and assignes for ever Upon the following Conditions (Viz) That 
every Grantee his heirs or assignes Shall Plant or Cultivate five 
Acres of Land within the Term of five years for every fifty Acres 
Contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in s'' Town- 
ship & Continue to Improve & Settle the same by aditional Culti- 



NEWFANE. 309 

vations on Penalty of the forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the 
said Townshij) and its reverting to his Majesty his heirs & succes- 
sors to be by him or them regranted to such of his subjects as Shall 
Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same That all white Pine Trees 
within the said Townshiy^) fit for Masting our Royal Navy be Care- 
fully Preserved for that Use & none to be Cut or felled without his 
Majestys Especial Lycence for So Doing first had And 
Obtained u[)on the Penalty *of the forfeiture of the right of *1-155 
such Grantee his heirs and assigns to us our heirs & Succes- 
sors as well as being Subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are or hereafter Shall be Enacted That before 
Any Division of the Said Lands be made to and Amoungst the 
Grantees A Tract of Land as near the Center of the Township as 
the Land will Admit of Shall be reserved & marked out for Town 
Lotts one of which Shall be allotted to Each Grantee of the Con- 
tents of one Acre Yeilding & Paying therefor to us our heirs & 
Successors for the Space of Ten years to be Computed from the 
Date hereof of the rent of one Ear of Lidian Corn only on the first 
Day of Jan'"^' Annually if Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to 
be made on the day of January next Ensueing the Date hereof And 
every Proprietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yield & Pay unto us our 
Heirs & Successors Yearly & every year for ever from & after the 
Expiration of the Ten years from the Date hereof namely on the 
first day of Jan'-^' which will be in the year of our Lord Christ one 
thousend Seven hundred & Sixty four one Shilling Proclamation 
money for every hundred Acres he so owns Settles or Possesses & 
So in Proportion for a Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land 
which money Shall be paid by the Respective Persons above said 
their heirs or assignes In Our Council Chamber in Portsmouth or to 
such officer or officers as Shall be Appointed to receive the Same 
And this to be in Lieu of all other Rents & Services whatsoever 

In Testimony thereof we have Caused the Seal of our Said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed Witness Benning Wentworth Esq our 
Governour & Com'and"^ in Chieff of our Said Province the 19"' 
Day of June in the year of our Lord Christ 1753 and in the Tvv^enty 
Sixth year of our reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Command 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Se""^ 

Entred & recorded According to the Original Charter under the 
Province Seal this 21 June 1753— 

'§ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



310 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



*1-156 



*The Names of the Grantees of Faine 



Abner Sawyer, 
Vespacian Millen, 
James Ball, 
Jabez Beaman, 
John Young, 
Joseph Dyer jun'", 
Ebenezer Taylor, 
Edward Goodail, 
Joshua Hoten, 
Jonathan Osgood, 
Thomas Sawyer, 
Sam" Kendal, 
Joseph Bayley, 
Philip Goos, 
Benf"^ Glazer, 
William Densmore, 
Nathaniel Bexby, 
Peter Larkin, 
Jotham Wilder, 
Esera Sawyer jun"", 



John Milling 
Joseph Baker, 
John Ball, 
John Hazeltine, 
John Adams, 
John Chadock, 
Ebenez'' Prescot, 
John Holond, 
Asa Boucker, 
Asa Whitcomb, 
Saul Houghton, 
Daniel Allyen, 
Nath" Houghton, 
Joseph Glazer, 
Abner Wilder, 
Barzilia Holt, 
Ruben Moore, 
Matthias Larkin, 
Title Wilder, 



Ebenez"^ Morse 
Thomas Adams 
Samuel Brown, 
Rowse Wyman, 
Charles Brigham, 
Barnet Waite 
Isaac Tempel, 
Phineas Wilder, 
David Osgood, 
Samuel Bayley, 
Ezekiel Kindal, 
Ebenezer Taylor jun% 
John M'bride, 
Jacob Pike, 
Josiah Wilder, 
John Glazer, 
Aaron Nuton, 
Samuel Moor, 
Esera Sawyer, 
John Stone, 



Fortunatus Taylor, 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq one Tract of Land of the 
Contents of live hundred acres which is to be accounted Two of the 
within Shares one whole Share for the Incorporated Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts one whole Share for the 
first settled Minister of the Gospel in the Said Town one whole 
share for a Glebe for the Ministry of the Church of England as by 
Law Established — Henrj^ Sherburn Theodore Atkinson, Richard 
Wibird, Sam" Smith John Downing, Sam" Solley, Sampson Sheaffe 
& Daniel W^arner, John Wentworth jun'^ 

Prov New Hamp"^ Entied & recorded from the Back of the Charter 
of Faine the 21 June 1753 

19 Theodore Atkinson Se"' 



NEWFANE. 311 






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Takeu from the Plan on the back of the Charter of Faine June 21 
1763 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 




[Newfane Regrant, 1761.] 
^Province of New-Hampshire. *2— 317 

New Fane GEORGE the Third, 

By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to icliom these Presents shall come, 

Greeting. 

that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a lieiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Bexxixg Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Keic-Enfiland, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of JYeio-ITampshire, and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy Two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of Neic-Hampshire, con- 



312 CHARTER RECORDS. 

taiiiing by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & Forty Acres^ 
•which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of 
which an x\llowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Otifice, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begin- 
ing at a Stake & Stones, Five Hund'' Rods East, Ten Deg* South 
by the Needle, from the North East Corner of the Town of Marle- 
brough, & from thence Runing Six Miles North, Twenty Deg'^ East 
by the Needle to a Stake & Stones, From thence West Ten Deg* 
North by the Needle Six Miles to a Stake & Stones, From thence 
south Twenty Deg^ West by the Needle Six Miles to the North Side 
of Marlebrough aforesaid, thence by Marlebrough Line East Ten 
Deg* South, to Marlebrough's North East Corner, from thence Con- 
tinuing that Course to the Stake & Stones first above Mentiond — 
And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of New Fane And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of 
*2-318 Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and kept 

one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Second Tuesday in December which 
said Meeting shall be Notified by M'' Luke P)rown who is hereby 
also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting forever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of 
Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurten- 
ances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz, 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 



NEWFANE. 313 

Tate live Acres of Lund within the Term of Two Years for every fill}' 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of four Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of four Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-tifth Da}' of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1766 One shilliyig 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in jPorts- 
mouth, or to such Otficer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same : and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of, our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwouth Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Third Day of November In the Year of our Lord Chi;ist, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the Second Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Went worth 



314 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Councel, 

'J'heodore Atkinson Sec^'^ 

Province of New Hamps' Nov'' 3, 1761 

llecoi'ded According to the Origional Charter nnder the Province 
Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'"^ 



*2-319 



*The Names of the Grantees of New Fane. 



Benj** Flagg 
Sam' Jones 
Abijah Brown 
Tho'* Sawyer 
Simon Davis 
Simon Davis Jnn' 
Sam' Brown 
Sam' Brooks 
Eben'" Morse 
Ross Wyman 
James Tayler 
Thomas Green 
Benj'' Stowell 
Tim° Payne Esq 
Joseph Hubbard 
Sam' Ball 
Sam' Heywood 
Joseph Hubbard 
Jon=' Fisk 



James Barrat 
Sam' Jpnes Jnn'' 
Isaac Glezon 
David Fiske 
Sam' Potter 
Ephra'" Brown 
Luke Brown Jun' 
Mary Sawyer 
Isaac Miller 



Tho" Barrat 
Jonas Potter 
John Brooks 
Israel Davis 
Sam' Potter Jun"" 
Edward Brown 
Jon-^ Heywood 
John ^Milling 
John Hazleton Esq 



Charles Brigham Esq Ezra Sawyer Jun'' 



Incress Sternes 
John Woodward 
Isaac Barnard Esq 
Will'" Young 
David Wheeler 
Luke Brown 
Amos Heywood 
Isaac Hubbard 



Job Gushing 
Isaac Willard 
Josepli Bixby 
Tho^ Hubbard 
Jonas Heywood 
Tim° Brown 
Charles Heywood 
Thos Davis 
Daniel Warner Esq 



Ezra Sawyer 
Mark Hunking Wentworth Esq Theodore Atkinson Esq 
Maj' John Wentworth Esq Eph'" Potter Timothy Wheeler 

Simon Hunt Joseph Hubbard Jun"' & Josiah Conant 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain Eight Hundred Acres which is to be Accounted Three of 
the within shares, One whole Share for the Incorporated Society for 
the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, One Share for a 
Glebe for the Church of England, as by Law Established, One Share 
for the first Settled Minister of tlie Gospell & One Share for the 
Benefit of a School in said Town 



NEW HAVEN. 



315 



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-An, 




Province of New Ilamps' Nov'' 3, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of New Fane 
under the Province Seal — 

Attested f Theod'" Atkinson Sec^>' 

Province of New Hamps'' Nov"" 3 1761 

Recorded Accordinor to the Origional Charter of New Fane under 
tlie Prov'*^ Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'>' 



NEW HAVEN. 



■Province of New-Hampshire. 



*2-293 



New Haven GEORGE the Third, 

, -.-w^-^ , By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall eome^ 



p pi- 



Greeting. 



Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer ]\lotion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVew Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Bennino Wentwokth, Esq; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of NEW-IlAMrsniiiE in Neiv- 
Enyland, and of our Council of tlie said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 



316 CHARTER RECORDS. 

grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of JVew-Hampskire, and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty Eight equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within 
our said Province of Neic-R'ampsldre^ containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty Five Thousand & Forty Acren^ which Tract is to contain 
Something more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which 
an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands 
by l\ocks. Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty 
Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said 
Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and here- 
unto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at a Tree 
Marked on the Easterly Side of Otter Creek so Called Standing near 
the Head of the Falls in said Creek, from thence KuningEast Twenty 
Degrees South Seven Miles thence Runing South Six Miles, then 
Turning of at Right Angles & Runing West to Otter Creek afores'^ 
then to follow the Course of the Creek as that Runs to the Tree at 
the FLead of the falls begun at — And that the same be, and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of New Haven And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province 
by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon 
as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall 
have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on 
the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon 

as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a INIarket 
■*2-294 may be * opened ^nd kept one or more Days in each AYeek, 

as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to 
the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the First Tuesday in 
January next which said Meeting sliall be Notified by Deacon John 
Bostwick who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever 
hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be 
on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have and to Hold the 
said Tract of Land as above expressed, together witli all Privileges 



NEW HAVEN. 317 

and .Vppurteiiances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of live Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in liis or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the 
said Township, and of its reverting to L^s, our Heirs and Successors, 
to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sul)jects as shall effect- 
ually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees witliin the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
fu'st had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

IH. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annnally, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twentj'-fifth Day of Decemher. 1761 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of Decemhei% namely on the twenty-fifth Day of 
Decemler^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1771 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentw^orth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Second Day of November In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 



318 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



sand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the Second Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Went worth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 

Province of New Hampshire Nov'" 2, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

f Theodore Atkinson Sec-^" 

*2-296 The Names of the Grantees of New Haven (Viz) 



John Evarts 
Dan' Hopkins 
Soloman Bingham 
Nehemiah Hopkins 
Tim° Chittenden 
Peter Cogswell 
Jacob Scarromhorn 
Rev'^ Jon-'' Lee 
Edw'^ Bostwick 
Sam^ Hurlbat 
James Nichols 
John Turner 
Luke Camp 
Sam^ Graves " 

Sam^ Pettebone Esq 
Benj'*^ Smalley 
Sam^ Cole 
Seth Dean 
Cap'' Sam^ Bebee 
Amos Bird 



Lieu' John Pardee 
Cap' Sam* Elmer 
Eliser Claghorn 
Lois Buck 
And''' Squiar 
Sam' Chipman 
Will'" Read 
Jon-'' Buell 
Simeon Lyman 
Eben'' Hopkins 
James Claghorn Jun"^ 
Moses Roode 
Joshua Porter 
John Grees would 
Jon'^ Buck 
John Newbury 
Cap* Benj'^ Cowles 



Joel Camp 
Cap' Nath' Evarts 
And"' Barton 
Eben'' Stevens 
Doc' John Bostick 
John Skinner 
James Owen 
Enoch Strong 
Benj* Everist 
Dan' Bingham 
David Evarist 
Jon-' Buck Jun"" 
Ezekiah Camp 
Nathan M' Quivey 
Noah Isbell 
Alex'' Thompson 
Elias Reed 
Jabez Binp'ham 



Eben"" Smith Jun'" 

John Hutchinson Esq Lieu' James Bird 
Caleb Smith Esq Geo: Mash 

The"^ Atkinson Esq & Rich'' Wibird Esq 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as marked B-W- in the Plan, which is to 
be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel 
& One share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps' Nov"^ 2, 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Origional Charter of New Haven 
under the Prov'' Seal Attested "^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



NORWICH. 



319 




Province of New Ramps'" Nov'' 3, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of New Haven 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson SeC'^ 



NORWICH. 



Norvvhich 



s. 



*2-17 



*Province of New-Hampshire. 

GEORGE THE Third, 

By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come, 
^ N— v^w ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Oar special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer ]Motion, for the due P^ncouragenient of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Bknning Wentwouth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshihe in 
New-Enf/land, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Netv-Hamj^shire, and Our other 



320 CHARTER RKCORDS. 

Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Sixty Nine equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate,, 
lying and being within our said Province of New-Hampsliire^ contain- 
ing by Admeasurement, Twenty three Thousand Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at a Hemlock Tree 
marked with the Figures 5 & 6 that Stand on the Bank of Connecti- 
cut River just at the Head of White River Falls and is opposite to 
the North West Corner of Labanon from thence North Sixty degrees 
West Six Miles from theuce North forty five degrees East Six Miles 
from thence South Sixty degrees East Seven Miles to an Elm Tree 
marked with the figures 6 & 7 from thence down the river to the 
first Bounds Mentioned And that the same be, and hereby is Incor- 
porated into a Township by the Name of Norwhich And the Inhab- 
itants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are here- 
by declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 
ince by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town 
as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer 
than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fami- 
*2-18 lies, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in 

each Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the 
Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 
last Wednesday of August Next which said Meeting shall be Notified 
by M"' Eleazer Wales who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of 
the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to 
the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual 
Meeting forever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annuall}^ To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, npon the following Conditions, viz. 



NORWICH. 321 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
tlie said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by LTs or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Nav}^ be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our. Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and amono' 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to LTs, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Lidian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 17G2 

y. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor an^l Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
fourth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentw^orth 



322 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



B}' His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson 860""=^ 

Province of New Hamp'' July b^^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

Attest Theodore Atkinson Sec''-^' 



*2-19 



*The Names of the Grantees of Norwhich 



Eleaz"" Wales 
Ebenez' Wales 
Gideon Noble 
Calvin Topliff 
Seth Wales 
John Fowler 
William Johnson 
Joseph Blanchard 
George Swain 
Moses Holmes 
Lemuel Holmes 
Samuel Long 
Thomas Welch 
Judah Heath 
Jonathan Hatch 
James Bicknall 
Eleaz"" West 
Stephen Palmer 



Daniel Welch 
Ebenez'' Heath 
James West 
Samuel Johnson 
Amos Fellows 
Nathan Strong 
Samuel Root 
Josiah Root 
Samuel Root jun"" 
Benj-'' Sheapard 
Abner Barker jun^ 
Ebenez'^ Smith 
Joseph Soores 
James Russell 
Samuel Slafter 
Jacob Fen ton 
Andrew Crocker 



Abner Barker 
William Johnson j'' 3*^ 
Daniel Baldwin 
Elisha Wales 
Jedediah Brinton 
Robert Turner 
Solomon Wales 
Adoniram Grant 
Benj'* Jennings 
Elisha Carpenter 
Natha" Herriman 
John Johnson 
Samuel Cobb 
Hezekiah Johnson 
Benj* Whitney 
Moses Barnard 
Eliphas Hunt 
Abijah Learned 
Richard Wibird Esq 
Clement March Esq 
Rev'' M' Samuel Haven 



Eleaz'' Warner 
The Hon'''*^ Theod'' Atkinson Esq 
Henry Sherburne Esq M' Andrew Clarkson 
John Shackford Meshech Weare Esq 

& Peter Gillman Esq 
One whole Share for the Society for Propagating the Gospell in 
foreign Parts one whole Share for a Glebe for the Church of Eng- 
land as by a Law Established one Share for the first Settled Minister 
— one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town His Excellency 
Benning Wentworth Esq Five Hundred Acres to be laid out as 
marked in the Plan B: W: and is to be Accounted two of the within 
Shares — 

Province of New Hamp"" July 6'^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Norwhich 
under the Province Seal 

Attesf Theodore Atkinson Sec'*' 



on WELL. 



323 




f. r^.^, ,.-::.['•■ 



Province of New Hampshire July 5^^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Plan of Norwhich under 
the Province Seal 

Attest'' Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



Orwell 



ORWELL. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



*3-26 



p. s. 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 
^ V— -v^--' -' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Netv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Netv- Hampshire, in 
New-England, and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New- Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 



324 CHARTER RECORDS. 

entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sevent}^ 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Netv-Ham]) shire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty three Thousand five Hundred Acres, which 
Tract is to contain Something More then Six Miles square, and no 
more; out of wdiich an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and 
unimprovable Lands by Pocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One 
Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed,, butted and bounded as fol- 
lows, Viz. Begining at A Marked Tree Standing on the Easterly 
Side of the Wood Creek so called which Tree bears East from 
Ticonderoga Fort and is the South Westerly Corner Bound of the 
Town of Shoram from thence runing East by Shoram Seven Miles to 
the South East Corner thereof thence South Six Miles to A Stake & 
Stones thence turning of & runing West to the Shores of the Wood 
Creek afore Said then runing down Notherly as the Said Creek 
runs to the South West Corner of Shoram afore Said the Bound 
began at And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a 
Township by the Name of Orwell And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding tivo Fairs, one of which shall held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
*3-27 Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more 

Days in each Week, as ma}^ be thought most advantagious to 
the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the Third Thursday in September Next which said Meeting shall be 
Notified by M'' Benj^ Underbill who is hereby also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Gov- 
ern agreable to the Laws and Custftms of Our said Province ; and 
that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such 
Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March 
annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above 
expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to thera 
and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following 
Conditions, viz. 



OliWELL. 325 

I. That every Grantee, liis Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Townshi[), and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as Avell as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and 
among the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said 
Township as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked 
out for Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of 
the Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twent}' -fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to sucli Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 18"' 
Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and 63 — And in the 3'^ Year of Our Reign. 

B Went worth 



326 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jim'^ Sec"' 

Province of New Hamp"^ August 18-1763 

Recorded according to the original Charter under the Pro"^ Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun^ SeCy 

*3-28 *The Names of the Grantees of Orwell— Viz 



Benj'* Underhill Henry Frankling 

Jon'' Cowpland Uriah Woolman 

Benj'^ Seaman Edmund Seaman 

Benj'^ Seaman jun'' Thomas Brookman 
Thomas Brookman Jun"" Will'" Brookman 



William Milner 
John Milner 
Daniel Beats 
Henry Seaman 
John Hadock 
Zebulon Ferriss 
Benj'* Blage jun'' 
John Gifford 
George Woods 
Cranoley l^orrowe 
David M^Cleish 
Benj-' Ogden 
Robert Boyd Jun' 
James Nelart 
Isaac Peck 



Andrew Gautier 

Daniel Gautier 

Thomas Liscomb 

Paul Mathews 

Paul Mathews jun' 

Benj'^ Blage 

Edward Blage 

Henry Tedford 

John Turner 

John Borrowe 

William M'^Cleish 

Benj'' Walker 

Andrew Burn 

John Mitchell 

Elijah Doty 

Hon'''" Theodore Atkinson 

Mark H= Went worth 

John Temple & 

Nath" Barren 



Benj^ Farris Jun"^ 
Joseph Jacobs 
Rich'' Seaman 
John Brookman 
eToseph Holmes 
Andrew Gautier 
Rich'' Cornwell 
John Seaman 
Benj"^ Mathews 
Jon'' Akin 
John Blage 
Joseph Webb 
Gafford Dally 
James Glean 
Sam" Borrowe 
John Ogden 
Robert Boyd Sen^ 
Alexander Burn 
David Potts 
Read Ferris 



1 



> Esq" 



) 



For His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres as Marked B-W-in the Plan which is to be 
accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
One Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lishd One Share for the first Settled Minister in Said Town & one 
Share for the Benefit of A School there 

Pro^ of New Hamp'' August 18'" 1763 

Recorded According to the Back of the Original Charter of Orwell 
under the Pro' Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec''^^ 



PANTON. 



327 



i/* 




.li^h^ g'i...a,T. 






'•c?P"aa 'i <'*A1 



Pro^ of New Hamp-- August 18-1763 

Recorded from the Back of the origiual Charter of Orwell uuder 
v*^ Pro^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'-^ 



Panton 



PANTON. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



*2-313 



, ^■^-.^^-^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ , , / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

i ' ' ( To all Persons to wliom these Presents shall come^ 

^ ^wi^^*^ ^ Greeting'. 

Know ye, that We of Our sj)ecial Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Ben NINO Wentwokth, Esq; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshiue in New- 
England^ and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of New-Ham ps}tu\\ and Our other Governments, 
and to their Hell's and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 



328 CHARTER RECORDS. 

this Grant, to be divided to and amongst tlieni into Seventy Six equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being 
within our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ containing by Admeasure- 
ment, abo^ 25,000 Acres, which Tract is to contain Something more 
than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is 
to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according 
to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, 
and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at a Tree Marked Standing 
on the West Side of Otter Creek so Called near the Head of the Falls 
in said Creek, from thence Runing West Seven Miles, Then South 
Six Miles, then Turning off & Runhig East to Otter Creek afores'^ 
then Down the Creek as that Runs to the Bounds first above j\Ien- 
tioned Then begining again at the End of the South Line afores'^ 
which in the Grant of the Town of Waybridge is called the South 
West'*' Corner of Panton «fe is the North Westerly Corner of s'' Way- 
bridge & from thence runing West to Lake Champlain tlience 
Northerly by the Shores of the Said Lake to A Stake & Stones there 
standing in the Side of the Seven Miles West Line afore said And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the 
Name of Panton And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty 
Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding 
Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs are 

not to continue longer than the resj^ective 

following the said and that as soon 

as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
*2-314 may be * opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, 
■ as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Second Tues- 
day in December next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Cap^ 
Josiah Dean who is hereby also appointed the jVIoderator of the said 
first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs or Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting 
for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, 
shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have and to 
Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all 



PANTON. 329 

Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

J. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of live Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
soi-s, to be by Lis or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Ro3^al Navy, be carefully preserved for tht>t Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
fii-st had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that are now, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the t%venty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1761 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Y'ears from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., 
which will be in the Y^ear of Our Lord 1771 One shilling Proclama- 
tion ]\Ioney for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth^ or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Bi<:nning Wextwouth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the Third 
Day of November In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the Second Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 



330 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Tlieod'" Atkinson Sec''^ 
Province of New Hamps'' Nov' 3, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

*2-315 *The Names of the Grantees of Panton (Viz) 



James Nichols 
Sam^ Kellog 
James Claghorn 
Nath' Dean 
John Cohurn 
Peter Knickerbacker 
Isaac Peck 
Rulof White 
Jon'^ Rnssel 
Elieazer Wright 
Collins Chapman 
John Waddams 
Caleb StronCT 
Eben"^ Jackson 
Eben' Hill 
Timothy Horsford 
Jahiel Williams 
Eben"" Fletcher 
Sam* Blodgfet Jun"^ 
Sampson Sheafe Esq 
Tho* Little 
Oclel Squire 
James Eason 



Soloman Wrig-ht 
David Holcomb 
Elisha Painter 
Zach^ Hanchet 
Benj'* Phelps 
John Dean 
Tho^ Ensign 
Charles Bvirrell 
Phineas Waller 
Cap^ Nath* Evarts 
Appleton Burnham 
Jon"^ Deverix 
Rich'* Brock way 
John Clothier Jun' 
Nath* Moodey 
Joseph Langborn 
William Warner 
Sam* Norton 
Cap' Benj'^ Coles 
John Downing Esq 
John Sweetland 
Jesse Sawyer Jun"^ 
Tim° Holcom 



Daniel Dean 
Will'" Coit 
Ezra Fellows 
Will'" Fellows 
John Knickerbacker 
Elisha Ensign 
Oliver Dean 
Phineas Spaulding 
Cap* John Fellows 
Joseph Hanchet 
Noah Waddams 
Cap* Isaac Laurence 
John Clothier 
Jon'' Edgeton 
Benj'''^ Sedgwick 
Joseph Langborn Jun' 
David Whitney 
Sam* Blodget 
Cap* Josiah Dean 
John Kimbolly Esq 
Russell Hunt 
Josiah Deane Jun'' 
Isaiah Dean & 



Titus Hill 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as INIarked B- W- in the Plan, which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One Share for the First Settled jNIinister of the Gospel 
& One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps'" Nov'' 3, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Panton under 
the Prov^ Seal Attested f Theod'" Atkinson Se'^ 



PAWLET. 



331 




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Province of New Hamps' Nov"" 3, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Panton under 
the Province Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec--^^ 



Pawlet 



PAWLET. 

*Pro\ance of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



*2-l-45 



p. s. 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to 2vhom these Presents shall come^ 
^ ^^^-^^^-^ -' Greeting. 

Know ye, tlmt We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neic-Pniflnnd, and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire^ and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 



332 CHARTER RECORDS. 

are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst tliem into 
Sixty Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of JYeu--H'ampshire, contain- 
ing by Admeasurement, Twenty three Thousand & forty Acres, 
which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining 
the North West Corner of Rupert from thence runing due North 
Six Miles Thence due East Six Miles thence Due South Six Miles to 
the North East Corner of Rupert afore Said thence due West by 
Rupert Six Miles to the North West Corner thereof being the 
Bounds began at And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated 
into a Township by the Name of Pawlett And the Inliabitants that 
do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared 
to be Enfranchized with and In titled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law 
Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as 
there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 
the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 

longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
*2-146 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, ao-reable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the Second Tuesday in October next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by M'' Jonathan Willard who is 
hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of 
Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter 
for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 
Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 



PAWLET. 333 

U\)wnsbi[), and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Townshij), and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or them lie-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for ]\lasting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, u])on the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of I^and as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town I^ots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and jjaying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Deceiuher. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
t went} -fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twentj'-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouthy or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Bennjng WENTWOUTfT, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
26"" Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

P Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec^'^ 



334 



CHAETER RECORDS. 



Province of New Hamj/ August 26"' 1761 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal 

f Theodore Atkinson Se'^ 

^2-147 *The Names of the Grantees of Pawlett (Viz) 



Jonathan Willard 
Benj* Brooks 
John Huff 
Zephania Snow 
Martin Dewey 
James Stanley 
John Penoyer 
Hezekiah Parsons 
Noah Jellet jun'' 
Henry Morris 
Charles Clark 
Benj'^ Willard 
Gideon Wright 
George Havens 
Mathew Davis 
Daniel Ross 
Roswell Willcocks 
Daniel Warner Esq 
John Clark 
Byfield Loyd — Boston 



Benj"" Wright 
Charles Read 
David Huff 
Moses Fuller 
David Pixley 
John Daman 
Sam" Roberts 
David Parsons 
Elisha Prat 
Jonas Wilds 
Noah Lomis 
Abner Baldwin 
Joel Fisk 
Josiah Willard 
Nath'i Fellows 
Asaph Patman 
Peter A^ancampen 
James Stoodly 
Daniel Barber 
John Gould Jun^ 



Abner Fuller 
Justus Ashman 
John Stark 
John Willard 
Samuel Wright 
Ebenez'" Ashman 
Jeremiah Clements 
Amasa Jones 
John Tainter 
Jonathan Carver 
Joel Lomis 
Josiah Carpenter 
Silas Howard 
William Blunt 
John Abbot 
William Kenady 
Rich'^ Wibird Esq 
William Clark 
Benning Wentworth 
Benj'^ Fannil 



James Apthorp & Theodore Atkinson jun' 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain five hundred Acres as Marked in the Plan B W- which 
is to be accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for 
the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established one Share for the first Settled minister of the Gospel 
One Share for the Benefit of A School in said Town 

Province of New Hamp"^ August 26 — 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Pawlett under 
the Pro^ Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 







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Peacham 



*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



*3-74 



L. S. 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 
^ ^^^.^w -' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Penning Wentworth Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ in 
New-England., and of Our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Succes- 
sors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, 
Inhabitants of Our said Province of New- Hampshire^ and Our other 
Governments, and to theii Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty Six equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire^ containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & forty Acres^ which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allow- 



336 CHABTER RECORDS. 

ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Ph\n and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the North West- 
erly Corner Bounds of the Township of Ryegate which is the South 
Westerly Corner of Barnet & runing from thence North Sixty Eight 
Degrees West Six Miles then Turning of & Runing Northerly on a 
Parrallel line with the Head or Westerly Side Line of the said 
Townsh'p of Barnet Six Miles & an half then Turning off &, Runing 
South Sixty Eight Degrees East Six Miles to the said Head Line of 
Barnet aforesaid thence on said Line Southerly to the Bounds began at 
And that the same be and hereb}^ is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Peacham And the Lihabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Lav»^ 
Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as 
there shall be F'lity Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 
the Liberty of holding two Fairs, one of which shall be held on 
the And the other on the 

annuall}^ which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of 
*o-75 Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one or 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advan- 
tagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, 
shall be held on the Third Wednesday in Jan''^ next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by Gideon Lyman Esq who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first jMeeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 



PEACH AM. 337 

the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for ]\[asting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV". Yielding and paying therefpr to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be. 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. ITG-t 

V. Ever}^ Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Y^earsfrom the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1774 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth., or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and 
this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Thirty first Day of December Jn the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Three And in the fourth Year 
of Our Reign. B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec'-y 

Province of New Hampshire Dec"^ 31*' 1763 

Recorded from the Original Charter under the Province Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun'' Sec^^ 



338 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



*2-76 *Names of the Grantees of Peach am (Viz) 



David Smith Samuel Smith 

Jonathan Warner of Hadley 



Lemuel Warner 

Warum Warner 

Stephen Goodman 

John Kellog 

Oliver White 

Oliver Smith 

James Meecham 

Phineas Lyman Esq 

Jonathan Smith 

Eliakim Smith 

Joseph Burt 

Coleman Cook 

Abraham Kellog 

Moses Montague 

Noah Smith Jun"" 

Moses Warner 

Hezekiah Hubbard 

Henry Merchant 

Gideon Lyman Jun'^ 

Hon^^'' Mark H^ Wentworth 
James Nevin 
Theod'' Atkinson j'' 
Nath Barren 



Noahdiah Warner 
Jacob Warner Jun'' 
Aaron Cleveland 
John White 
Thomas Jiid 



Oliver Bartlet 
Orange Warner 
Jacob Warner 
Nath" Phelps 
Elihu Warner 
Samuel White 
Samuel Cutts 



Edmund Houbord Jun' Elijah Lyman 



Moses Houbord 
Aaron Burt 
En OS Smith 
Seth Smith 
Oliver Warner 
Elisha Cook Jun"" 
Benj'^ Buckman 
Samuel Hopkins 
Josiah Smith 
Aaron Warner 
Joseph Hubbard 
Gideon Lyman Esq 
Selah White 



Joseph Hutchins 
Elihu Smith 
Noah Cook 
Eleazer Burt 
Elisha Cook 
Samuel Cook 
Nath" Kellog 



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Noah Smith 
Elisha Porter Esq 
Moses Graves 
John Pickern of 
Benjamin Burt 
Waitstill Cook 

John Marsh 

Wyseman Clagett Esq 

Hunking Wentworth Esq & 

John Penhallow 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W: in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares. One whole Share for the Licor- 
porated Societ}^ for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts, 
One whole share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established. One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
& One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town forever 

Province of New Hampshire Dec'' Sl^"^ 17d8 

Recorded from the Back the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun-'Sec''^' 



PERU. 



339 



A.!--.;;.; t. B..^^.> v.«'j l . - 




Province of New Ramps'^ Dec^ SI''* 1763 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter under the Prov. 
Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun'' Sec-^y 



PERU. 



Brumley 



p s 



*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



*2-273 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to wliom these Presents shall coine, 
^ >— -^.^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-England^ and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Laud situate, 



340 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Ijang and being within our said Province of JVew- Hampshire, con- 
taining by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & Forty Acres. 
which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begin- 
ing at the North West Corner of Wiuhall & from thence Due North 
Six Miles to the South West Corner of Harwich from thence East by 
Harwich aforesaid Six Miles to the South East Corner thereof thence 
due South Six Mile to the North East Corner of Wiuhall afores'^ 
thence due West by Wiuhall Six Miles to the Bounds begun at And 
the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name 
of Brumley And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the 
said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Inti- 
tled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And 
further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs are 

not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as 

soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a 
*2-274 Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each 
Week, as maybe thoughtmost advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the first Monday 
in November next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Sam^ Gilbert 
Esq who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meet- 
ing, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Cus- 
toms of Oar said Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever here- 
after for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 
Second Tuesday of Marcli annually. To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 



PERU. 341 

the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees ^^dthin the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Ro3'al Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Riglit of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
Deceynher annuaWy if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors 3'early and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth 
Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ which 
will be in the Year of our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclamation 
Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and 
so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, 
their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth^ or to 
such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; 
and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwokth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
IS*** Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworlh 
By his Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council. 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

Province of New Hamps^ Octo'' IS"* 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
SeaL 19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



342 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



'2-275 *The Names of the Grantees of Brumley (Viz) 



William Summer 
Ebenezer Buck 
Sam^ Gilbert Jun"^ 
Worthy Waters 
Joseph Waters 
Eld ad Post 
Obediah Willcox 
Joseph Waters Jun' 
Johu Curtis 
Jourden Post 
David Curtis 
Dan Clark 
Thomas Buck 
Thomas Post 
Peter Post 
Asael Strong 
Elijah Webster 
Joseph Webster 
Aaron Wright 
Daniel Little 
Benjamin Hale 
Benj^ Harriman 



Sam' Gilbert 
Elijah Lathrop 
John Gillitt 
John Kilborn 
Lyzer Hubbard 
Elisha Dunk 
Nath' Davis 
Tho^ Rowley 
Abijah Rowley 
John Nelson 
Ezekiel Kelloge 
Phillip Mattoon 
Gideon Post 
Isaac Ford 
Ebenezer Root 
Tho^ Gilbird 
Simeon Webster 



Tho^ Perring 
Benj'"' Summer 
John Gillitt Jun"" 
John Perkins 
Tho^ Post Jun^ 
Jonathan Summer 
Joseph Davis Jun"^ 
James Noble 
Richard Curtis 
Ichabod Phillips Jun^ 
Thomas Summer 
Isaac Waters 
Jeremiah Post 
Adam Waters 
Ebenezer Root Jun"" 
John Post 
David Webster 
Darius Post 



Roger Loomis 
Mark fl^ Wentworth Esq Joseph Newmarch Esq 
John Hogg Edmund Morse 

Reuben Harriman John Atwood 
Jon''' Kimball & Benj'^ Kimball 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B- W in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within shares One whole share for the 
Incorporated Scociety for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel, & 
One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town 

Province of New Ramps'^ Octo'' 13, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Brumley — 
under the Province seal — 

Attested '39 Theodore Atkinson Sec''^' 



PITTSFORD. 



343 




Province of New Hamps'" Octo'" IB'"^ 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal- 
is Theodore Atkinson Sec'''^ 



PITTSFORD. 



Pittsford 



*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



*2-249 



p s 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall come, 
^ >— -s^«— ' -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer jMotion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Mew Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwoiith, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants 



344 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

of Our said Province of New-Harwp shire ^ and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal 
Shares, ail that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within 
our said Province of New-Hampshire^ containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty three thousand & forty Acres, which Tract is to contain Six 
Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made 
for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows, Viz. Begining at the North Westerly Corner of Rutland 
thence Runing North Four Degrees West Six Miles thence East Five 
Degrees South Six Miles thence South Twenty Degrees East to Rut- 
land aforesaid thence West Five Degrees North by Rutland the North 
Westerly Corner thereof the Bounds first above Mention'd — And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the 
Name of Pittsford And the Lihabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 
with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty 
Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding Two Fairs., one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the annually, which Fairs 

are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon 

as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
*2-250 may be * opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, 

as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Second Tues- 
day of December next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Cap' 
Ephra™ Doolittle who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meet- 
ing for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 



PITTSFOKD. 



345 



Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, lit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that 
Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the S[)ace of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Bknning Wentwohth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
12^*" Day of October In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 



346 



CHARTER RECOEDS. 



Province of New Haraps'" Octo'^ 12, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



*2-251 



*The Names of the Grantees 



Ephraim Doolittle 
Joshua Hutchens 
Alex' Scott 
Eben"" Harvey 
Aaron Deniho 
Josiah Ames 
Edward Flynt 
Phineas Stay ward 
David Oakes 
Dan^ Thomas 
Elihu Hall 
Lint Merry man 
Nath^ Channcy Esq 
Chauncy Whittelsey 
David Purple 
Dan^ Drigs 
Elisha Fuller 
Elisha Harvey 
John Loomis 
Dan' Boyden 
Joshua Johnson 



Will"* Nutting 
Abraham Morton 
Andrew Powers 
Joseph Burt 
David Field 
Nath' Moore Jun"^ 
Dan' M'Farland 
Ezra Sanger 
John Jenks 
Elisha Whittelsey 
Sam' Mansfield 
Elihu Hall Jun-- 
Lucius Hall 
Jedediah Winslow 
Nathan Jewitt 
Amos Jones 
Sam' Fuller Jun"" 
Daniel Lord 
Dan' Warner Esq 
The: Atkinson Jun' 
Sam' Johnson 
Sam' Braver 



of Pittsford (Viz) 
Samuel Bowers 
John Hubbard 
Lucius Doolittle 
Aaron Burt 
John Armes 
Robert Crawford 
Geo : Robins 
John Oakes 
John Benham 
Asbel Stiles 
John Hall 5*'^ 
Cha^ Whittelsey Esq 
Sam' Whittelsey 
Timothy Patterson 
Benajah Huntley 
Phineas Newton 
Elkanah Fox 
Wil?" Steward 
Richard Wibird Esq 

Esq Peter Johnson 
Jacob Hemmingway 



His Excellency Benniug Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares One Share for the Incorpo- 
rated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished one Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel & One 
Share for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps"" Octo'' 12, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Pittsford 
under the Province Seal 

Attested f Theodore Atkinson Sec''' 




PLYMOUTH. 347 



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Province of New Hamps'" Octo'" 12, 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Pittsford 
under the Prov'' Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Se'^ 



PLYMOUTH. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-29 

Saltash GEORGE the Third, 

/ ,—i^^-^ . By the Grace of God. of Great-Britain, France and 

\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

i '^ I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall coyne^ 

^ >— .i^^*^ ^ Greeting. 

Know 3^e, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Netv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-Enfiland., and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and b}^ these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects. Inhal)itants 
of Our said Province of Neiv-IIanipaJiire^ and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred 
on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 



348 CHARTER RECORDS. 

equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New-Hmnpshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty five Thousand Six hundred Acres, which 
Tract is to contain Six and one third Miles square, and no more ; 
out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unim- 
provable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One 
Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as fol- 
lows. Viz. Begining at the South West Corner of Reading from 
thence North Sixty five degrees West Six Miles from thence 
North Seventeen Degrees East Seven Miles from thence South Sixty 
four Degrees East Six Miles to the North West Corner of Reading 
from thence South fifteen Degrees West Six Miles & Three Quarters 
of A Mile by Reading line to the first Bounds Mentioned — And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Salt Ash And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Tivo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said and that as soon as 

the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market may 
*2-30 be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, as 

may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the First 
Wednesday in August Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by 
Jeremiah Hall who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the 
said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To 
Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 



PLYMOUTH. 349 

fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land 
in said Township, and continue to inij)rove and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, oar Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Ke-g-ranted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that 
Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

II L That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for Town 
Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the Contents 
of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwokth, 
Esq ; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the Sixth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the first Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Went worth 



350 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 

Province of New Harap'' July 6"' 1761 

Recorded in the Book of Charters According to the Original under 
the Province Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



^2-31 



*The Names of the Grantees of Saltash Viz- 



Jeremiah Hall 
Josiah Willard 
William Willard 
Samuel Willson 
Edward Coburne 
Samuel Roberson 
John Hunt 
John Amies 
Bildad Andrews 
Enos Stevens 
Thomas Cresson 
James Grimes 
Sam" Field jun^ 
Ebenez'' Allexander 
Stephen Temple 
Icabod Fisher 
joj-^a Whetherby 
W"' Wright 
Paul March 
Sam" Appleton 
Jacob Sheaffe 



Samuel Hall 
John Grims 
Benjamin Chandler 
Ebenez"^ Hartshorn 
Thomas Cambell 
Daniel Ide 
Eph'" Dorman 
Joseph Hammon 
Aron Hill 
Phineas Stevens 
Ebenez'' Nims 
Moses Field 
Paul Field 
Ruben Allexander 
Isaac Temple 
Nathan Blake 
Timothy Root 
John Combs 
Gregory Purcell 
James Clarkson jun'' 
John Downing Esq 
and Coll John Harte 



David Nims jun'" 
David Goddard 
Benj'' Willson 
Samuel Willson jun"" 
Ralph Rice 
Ebenez'" Sanderson 
Eleaz'" Burt 
Sam" Root 
Michael Medcalf juii'' 
Samuel Hills 
John French 
Samuel Field 
William Carr 
John Ellis 
John Peirce 
James Nutter Willard 
William McClure 
Thos Davis 
Sam" Livermore 
Rich'' Downing 
Sampson Sheaffe Esq 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land Contain- 
ing five hundred Acres which is to be Accounted Two of the within 
Shares One whole Share for the Incorporated Society for the Propa- 
gation of the Gospel in forreign Parts one whole Share for the first 
Settled Minister of the Gospel one Whole Share for a School for the 
Town one whole Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by 
Law Established 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Seal from 
the Back thereof this 6"' July 1761 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^>' 







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Proviijce of New Hamp'' 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter of Salt Ash this 6"' Day of 
July 1761— 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec-^y 



POMFRET. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-49 

Pomfret GEORGE the Third, 

/ z-"^'-— ^ >. By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
) , / Ireland, Kikg, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) (To all Persons to ivhom these Presents shall co7ne, 

^ ^-— v-iw -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVetv Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New^-Ha^sipshire in 
Neiv-Enjiland., and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inliabitants of Our 
said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy Two equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within 



352 CHARTER RECORDS. 

our said Province of JVew-JSampshire, containing by Admeasurement^ 
twenty Three Thousand and five Hundred Acres, which Tract is to 
contain Something more Than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Ordei\ and returned into the Secretary's Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begingng 
at the Southwest Corner of Hartford from Thence North Sixty two 
degrees west five miles and one half mile from Thence North Thirty 
four degrees East Seven miles from Thence South Sixty degrees 
East five miles and one half mile to the North West Corner of Hart^ 
■ ford from Thence South thirty four degrees West by Hartford line 
Seven Miles to the first Bounds Mentioned — And that the same be, 
and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Pomfret 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
shij), are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and ever}^ the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the 
said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and set- 
tled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that 

as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, 
a Market may be * opened and kept one or more Days in *2-50 
each Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the 
Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the First Monday in September Next which said Meeting shall be Not- 
ified by M' Isaac Dana who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of 
the said fu^st Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to 
the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Aj^purtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 



NEWBURY. 353 

Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for INIasting Our Royal Nav}-, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
lirst had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and .Vssigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of JJeeemher. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors j'early, and every Year forever^ 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of iJecember, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation ]\Ioney for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Bennixg Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Eighth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



354 



CHAETEli RECORDS. 



Province of New Hamp"" July 8"' 1761 

Recorded in the Book of Charters According to the original 

19 Theodore Atkinson 



^2-61 



*The Names of the Grantees of Pomfrett 



Isaac Dana 
Gersham Sharp 
John Stone 
William Sharp 
William Dawes 
James Dana 
Isaac Weuchester 



John Sharp 
John Weld 
Elias Weld 
Joseph Weld 
Peter Roberts 
Edward Weld 
John Wenehester 



John Wenchester Dana Mathew Bowen 
Elijah Sharp William Dana 

Judah Dana Eph'" Hide 

Darius Sessions Ebenez'^ Demming 

Thomas Williams Esq Benj'^ Sharp 



Amariah Dana 
Jedediah Dana jun"^ 
William M'"night 
Joseph Dana jun'^ 
John Williams 
Jon"' Morrison 
Hunking Wentworth 
Daniel Warner Esq 



Josiah Saben 
Samuel Cutt 
Benj'' Frissell 
David Chandler 
Samuel Dana 



Isaac Sharp 
Solomon Sharp 
William Wenchester 
Samuel Weld 
Elijah Chandler 
Edmond Weld 
Isaac Dana jun"" 
John Thorpe 
Gilberd Homey 
Simeon Sessions 
Joseph Ormsby 
Amasa Sessions 
Ebenez*^ Williams Esq 
Henry Thompson 
Joseph Scarborough 
Richard Servan 
John Parker 
Joseph Blanchard Esq 



Samuel Farley 

Sam" Wentworth Esq Boston 
Joseph Newmarch Esq Thomas Dering 
The Re v'^' Edw'^ Holyoke President of Harv^' CoU^ 
Rever'^ M'' Henry Caner James Clarkson Esq Amos Sevey 
John Knight jun"^ John Chamberlain Jonathan Warner 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land Con- 
taining five Hundred Acres as Marked in the Plan B: W: which is 
to be Accounted Two of the within Shares one whole Share for the 
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Forreign Parts one Share 
for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel One Share for the Benefit 
of A School in Said Town — one whole Share for A Glebe for the 
Church of England as by Law Established 

Prov'' of New Hamp-" July 8"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter of Promfrett under the 
Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



POULTNEY. 



355 




»y h/fff.-d 



Prov New Hampshire July 8"" 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter of Pomfrett under the 
Province Seal. 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 



Poultney 



POULTNEY. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



*2-20l 



p s — 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to whom these. Presents shall come^ 
^ v^-^^i— ' -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwouth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neic- England., and of Our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of N eu'-Hampshire^ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
beiug within our said Province of JVeiv-Hampshire, containing by 



356 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Admeasurement, Twenty three thousand & forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six iMiles square, and no more; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free,, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's- 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Ofhce, and hereunto 
annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the Nortli 
West Corner of Wells A Township lately granted in this Province 
and from thence runing due North Six Miles Thence Turning off at 
Right Angles & runing due East Six Miles Thence Turning off at 
Angles again & runing Due South Six Miles to the North East 
Corner of Wells aforesaid thence Due West by AVells afore Said Six 
Miles to the North West Corner thereof being the Bound began at — 
And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Poultney And the Inhabitants that do or shall here- 
after inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfran- 
chized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immun- 
ities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than 
the respective following the said 

and that as soon as 
the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
*2-202 may be * opened and kept one or more Days in each 
Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhab- 
itants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town OiScers, 
agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 
Second Tuesday in October Next which said Meeting shall be NotiBed 
by M'' Samuel Brown who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of 
the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to 
the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and 
cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 



POULTNEY. 357 

additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. Tliat all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our sj)ecial Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Kent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Deceinber^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sliilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
21^' Day of Septemb'^ In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year 
■of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 



358 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Province of New Hamp"" Sep^ 21*' 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

Attest^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



*2-203 *The Names of the Grantees of Poultney Viz 



Samuel Brown 
Ezra Whitersy 
Sam" Brown 
Counrod Vanduson 
Jacob Vanduson 
Ruben Pixly 
Stephen Hallock 
David Whitney 
John Nellson 
John Hart 
Will'" Dunkay 
Ely Cowle 
William Buck 
Daniel Moldich 
Rich'^' Southgate 
Sam" Hide 
Nath" Fellows 
Isaac Garfin 
David Glaizier 



Isaac Laurence 
Isaac Brown 
Elijah Brown 
John Vanduson 
Isaac Vanduson 
Elijah Willson 
John Chamberlain 
Benj** Cowle 
Isaac Davis 
Aaron Whitmore 
Thomas Ashley 
Solomon Whitney 
Eph'" Hewet 
James Cornwall 
Thomas Gage 
William Gage 
Stephen Davey 
Abner Dewey 



Timothy Hopkins 
Coffe Vanschans 
Abraham Vanduson 
Mathew Vanduson 
Jon*^ Nash 
Abraham Brown 
Sam" Southgate 
Gideon Laurence 
John Dunkay 
Thomas Sumner 
Elijah Cobb 
Ruluff Dutcher 
Caleb Culver 
Elkanah P arris 
Solomon Blodget 
Tim** Demuck 
Joseph Paterson 
John Brown 
John Fassit 
John Langdon jun"" 
Woodbury Langdon &. 



Stephen Say 
Theodore Atkinson Esq Daniel Warner Esq 
Moses Boyuton Tho* Bradford 

Titus Salter 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B : W : in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the Within Shares one whole Share for the 
incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel & 
one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamp"" September 21 1761 

Recorded from the Back of y*' Original Charter of Poultney — under 
the Province Seal 

Attest*" Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 



POWNAL. 



359 






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Province of New Hamp'' Septemb'' 21 — 1761 
Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Poiiltney- 
under the Pro^ Seal — 

Attest"" Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



p s — 



POWNAL. 

*Province of [ George the Second by the Grace of God of * 1-214 
New Hamp'' \ Great Britain France & Ireland King De- 

j. /-w^-^ ^ fender of the Faith &c'' 

To All Persons to whom these Presents Shall Come 
Greeting 

^ «— V — ' ^ Know Ye that We of Our Special Grace Certain 

Pownal Knowledge & mere Motion for the due Encourage- 
ment of Settling A New Plantation within Our Said Province 
by & with the Advice of Our Trusty & well beloved Benning 
Wentworth Esq our Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of our 
Said Province of New Hampshire in America and of our Council of 
Said Province Have upon the Conditions & Reservations hereafter 
made Given & Granted & by these Presents for us and our Succes- 
sors do give & grant in Equal Shares unto our Loving Subjects 
Inhabitants of our Said Province of New Hamp'' and his Majestys 
other Governments and to their Heirs and Assignes for ever whose 
Names Are Entred on this Grant to be Divided to and amoungst them 
into Sixty Two Shares All that Tract or Parcel of Land Scit- 
uate Lying & being within *Our Province of New Hampshire *1-215 
containing by admeasurement about Twenty three thousand 



360 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Acres which Tract is to Contain Six Miles Square & no more out of 
which an Allowence is to be made for higways & unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks Mountains Ponds & Rivers One Thousand & forty 
Acres free and According to A Plan thereof made & Presented by 
Our said Governours Orders And hereunto Annexed butted & 
Bounded as follows Viz South on the Massachusetts Line West on 
New York Line North on Bennington & East on Stamford by the 
Name of Pownal and that the Inhabitants wlio do or Shall hereafter 
Inhabit the Said Township are hereb}^ declared to be Enfranchized 
with & Entituled to all & every the Previledges & Immunities that 
other Towns within Our said Province by Law exercise & Enjoy and 
Further that the Said Town as soon as there Shall be fifty Families 
Resident & Settled thereon Shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fairs one of which Shall be held on the First Tuesday in June and 
the Other on the first Tuesday in October Annually which Fairs Are 
not to Continue & be held Longer then the next Thursday following 
the s'' Respective Days & as soon as the Said Town Shall Consist 
of Fifty Families A Market Shall be Opened & kept one or more 
Days in each Week as may be tho* most Advantagious to the Inhab- 
itants also that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers 
agreable to the Laws of Our said Province Shall be held on the first 
Tuesday in March which meeting Shall be Notifyed by Seth Hudson 
Gentleman who is also hereby Appointed the Moderator of the Said 
first Meeting which he is to Notify & Govern agreable to the Laws 
& Customs of our Said Province & that the Annual Meeting forever 
hereafter for the Choice of such officers of the Said Town Shall be 
on the first Tuesday in January Annually — To Have & to Hold the 
said Tract of Laud as above Expressed togeather with all Previledges 
& Appurtenances to them & their Respective Heirs & Assigns for 
ever upon the following Conditions (Viz) That every Grantee his 
heirs or Assigns Shall Plant or Cultivate Five Acres of Land within 
the Term of Five Years for every P^ifty Acres Contained in his or 
their Shares or Proportions of Land in the Said Township & Con- 
tinue to Improve & Settle the Same by Additional Cultivations on 
Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the Said Town- 
ship & its Reverting to His Majesty his heirs & Successors to be by 
him or them Regranted to such of His Subjects as Shall Effectually 
Settle & Cultivate the Same That all white & other Pine Trees 
within the Said Township fit for Masting Our Royal Navy be care- 
fully Preserved for that Use & none to be cut or felld without his 

Majestys esjjecial Lycence for so doing first had & Obtained 
*1-216 upon the Penalty of the *Forfeiture of the Right of such 

Grantee his heirs or Assigns to us our Heirs & Successors as 



POWNAL. 



361 



^ell as being Subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of Parlia- 
ment that now Are or hereafter Shall be Enacted — That before Any 
Division of the Said Lands be made to and Amoiingst the Grantees A 
Tract of Land as near the Center of the Township as the Land will 
Admit of Shall be Reserved & Marked out for Town Lotts one of 
which shall be Allotted for each Grantee of the Contents of One Acre 
YeiUling & Paying therefor to us our heirs & Successors for the 
Space of Ten years to be Computed from the Date hereof the Rent of 
One Ear of Indian Corn only on the Tenth Day of January Annually 
if Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to be made on the Tenth 
Day of January next Ensuing the Date hereof & every Proprietor 
Settler or Lihabitant Shall Yield & Pay unto us Our Heirs & Suc- 
cessors Yearly & every Year forever from & After the Expiration of 
the Ten Years from the Date hereof Namely on the Tenth Day of 
January which will be in the Year of Our Lord Christ one thousand 
Seven Hundred & Seventy One One Shilling Proclamation money 
for every Hundred Acres he so owns Settles or Possesses & so in 
Proportion for a greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land which 
Money Shall be paid by the Respective Persons whose Names Are 
Entred on this Grant as aforesaid their heirs or Assigns in Our Coun- 
cil Chamber in Portsmouth to Such Officer or Officers as Shall be 
Appointed to Receive the Same and this to be in Lieu of All Other 
Rents & Services whatsoever In Testimony whereof We have caused 
the Seal of One Said Province to be hereunto Affixed Wittness Ben- 
ning Wentworth Esq our Governor & Com'ander in Chieff of Our 
Said Province the Eighth Day of January in the Year of Our Lord 
Christ 1760 and in the Thirty third Year of Our Reign 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellencys Com'and 
With Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal this 28"^ Day of January 1760— 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 

The Names of the Grantees of Pownal Viz 

Seth Hudson, Seth Hudson 2'\ Seth Hudson 3-*, 

George Willis Esq, Abraham Jacob Lamson Esq, Reverend 

Jonathan Willard jun"" Mr Canar of Boston 

Isaac Searle, Joseph Denio, Isaac Vanernam, 

John Vanernum, Isaac Wallace, Derrick Webb, 

Gideon Warren, Ebenezer Smead, David Smead, 

Jonathan Arthurton, David Billings, Peter Train, 



362 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Samuel Dickinson, Tliomas Train, Joel Wells, 
*1-217 *Asa Wells, Gad Chapiii " Jonathan Train, 

Abiel Sraeacl Theodore Atkinson, jun'' 
Samuel Allen, Benjamin Willson, Jonas Carrath, 

Nathaniel Phelps, William Lyman Esq, Seth Pomroy Esq, 

Oliver Wendall M' Speaker Sherburne, John Micha Wendall, 

Jacob Wendall Esq Reverend John Searle, one Share for A Glebe 
for the Church of England as by Law Established, Samuel Hill, Benoni 
Danks Esq, Gideon Lyman jun% His Excellency Governour Pownal, 
Brigadier Gen" William Brattle, Joseph Pynchon Esq Thomas Clark 
Deputy Secretary, Gad Cross, Joel Graves, John Moffat, Gamaliel 
Wallace Esq, Ezra Hudson, Abraham Vanderdum Esq, John Pownal 
Esq, Sec''^ to the Right Hon"*^ the Lord for Trade and Plantations, 
Hunking Wentworth Esq, The Hon^'"^ Daniel Warner Esq, the Hon^^*^ 
Mark Hunking Wentworth Esq, the Hon*^^" James Nevin Esq, Wyse- 
man Clagett Esq — The first Ordained Minister, Publick School for 
Said Town, five Hundred Acres to be laid out for his Excellency 
Governour Wentworth his heirs & Assigns in Lieu of Two Shares 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Pownal Jan""^ 
28*'^ 1760 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 



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Taken from the Back of the Original Charter of Pownal & Recorded 
here the 28'" Jan'-^' 1760— ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^'^ 



PUTNEY. 36S 



PUTNEY. 

*Province of New-Hamp'' *1-189 

Putue}" George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 

f /-*--— N . Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith 

\ I &c'^ 

) I To all Persons to whom these Presents Shall Come 

^ v— -v-»-' ^ Greeting 

See (234) Know Ye that We of our Especial Grace Certain Know- 
Longer Time ledge and mere Motion for the Due Encouragement of 
Allowed Settling A New Plantation within our Said Province 
B}' & with the Advice of our Trusty & well beloved Penning Went- 
worth Esq our Governour & Com'ander in Chieff of our Said 
Province of New Hamp"" in America and of our Council of the Said 
Province Have upon the Conditions & Keservations hereafter made 
Given & Granted And by these Presents for us our heirs & Succes- 
sors Do give & Grant in Equal Shares unto our Loving Subjects. 
Inhabitants of our Said Province of New Hampshire and his Maj'^* 
Other Governments and to their heirs and assignes forever whose 
Names Are Entered on this Grant to be Divided to and Amoungst them 
into fifty Six Shares (Two of which Shares to be Laid out in One 
Tract of the Contents of Eight hundred Acres for his Excellency 
Penning Wentworth Esq and is in full for his Two Shares Entred 
on the Back hereof which Tract is bounded As follows (Viz) begining 
one hundred Rods South of the mouth of Shims brook so Called then 
runing North up Connecticut River Two hundred rods then carrying 
that Breadth Back West 10'^ North until Eight hundred Acres are 
fully Measured out) All that Tract or Parcel of Laud Scituate Lying 
& being within our Province of New Hampshire Containing by 
Admeasurement Nineteen thousend three hundred & Sixty Acres 
which Tract is to Contain five & one half miles Square & no more 
out of which an Allowence is to be made for highways & unimprov- 
able Lands by Rocks Mountains Ponds & Rivers One thousend & 
forty Acres free According to A Plan thereof made & Presented by 
our Said Governours orders and hereunto Annexed Butted & bounded 
as follows Viz) Begining at A Stake & Stones on the bank of Con- 
necticut River being the North East Corner of Fullum & runs West 
10'' North on s'' Fullum to Fanes East Line thence Notherly on s'' 
Fane & Townshend Line till it comes to the South West Corner of 
Westminster from thence East 10'' South till it comes to Connecti- 
cut River and from thence Down Said River till it comes to the 



364 CHAETER RECORDS. 

bounds first mentioned Excepting A Tract of Land Lying in the 
North East Corner of the Said Township Containing about four 
hundred Acres as the Same is now Fenced in & Improved which is 
hereby granted and assigned to Josiah Willard his heirs and assignes 

forever one of the within Grantees he having heretofore 
*1-190 Cleared & Improved the Said Tract and is to be * in full for 

his Share & Proportion of the Said Township Said four 
hundred acres is bounded as follows Begining At the Rocks on the 
bank of Connecticut River at the Lower End of the Meadow Called 
the great meadow and runs Westerly about forty rods to the foot of 
the Hill and then runs under Said Hill as the Said Hill runs to A 
brook at the upper End of the Said Meadow at the Town Line thence 
on Said Town Line about forty Rods to the river and from thence 
down the Said river to the rocks first mentioned And that the Same 
be & is Incorporated into A Township by the Name of Putny and 
that the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter Inhabit said Township 
Are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with & Entituled to All & 
■every the Previledges & Immunities that other Towns within our 
Said Province by Law Exercize & Enjoy and further that the s'^ Town 
as Soon as there shall be fifty familys resident & Settled thereon Shall 
have the Liberty of Holding two fairs one of which Shall be held on 
the Second Thursday in May Annually And the Other on the Second 
Thursday in September Annually which fairs Are not to Continue & 
be held Longer than the Respective Saturdays following the Respective 
Thursdays and as soon as the said Town Shall Consist of fifty familys 
A Market Shall be Opened & kept one or more Days in each Week 
as may be tho^ most Advantagious to the Inhabitants Also that the 
first Meeting for the Choice of Town Otficers Agreable to the Laws 
of our Said Province Shall be held on the fifteenth Day of January 
next which meeting Shall be Notifyed by Josiah Willard Esq who is 
hereby Also Appointed the Moderator of the said first meeting which 
he is to notify & Govern Agreable to the Laws & Customs of our 
Said Province and that the Annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of Such Officers of Said Town Shall be on the first Monday in 
March Annually To have & to hold the Said Tract of Land as above 
Expressed togeather with all the Previledges & Appurtenances to 
them & their Respective heirs and assignes for ever upon the following 
Conditions (Viz) that every Grantee his heirs or assignes Shall Plant 
or Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five years for 
every fifty Acres Contained in his or their Share or Proportion of 
Land in Said Township and Continue to Improve & Settle the Same 
b}'' aditional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in Said Township and its reverting to his Majesty his heirs 



PUTNEY. 365 

& Successors to be by him or them Regranted to Such of his Subjects 
as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same That all white And 
other Pine Trees within the s'' Township fit for Masting our Royal 
Navy be carefully Preserved for that use and none to be Cut or felld 
without his Majestys Especial Lycence for So doing first had & 
obtaind upon the iPenalty of the forfeiture of the right 
of Such Grantee his heirs or Assignes to us * Our heirs & *1-191 
Successors as well As being Subject to the Penalty of Any 
Act or Acts of Parliament that now Are or hereafter Shall be Enacted 
That before any Divission of the Said Lands be made to & amoungst 
the Grantees A Tract of Land as near the Center of the Township as 
the Land will Admit of Shall be Reserved & Marked out for Town 
Lotts One of which Shall be Allotted to each Grantee of the Contents 
of one Acre Yeilding & Paying therefor to us our heirs & Successors. 
for the S])ace of Ten years to be Computed from the Date hereof the 
Rent of One Ear of Indian Corn only on the first Day of Januarj^ 
Annually if Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to be made on 
the first Day of January 1754 next Ensueing the Date hereof And 
every Proprietor Settler or Inhabitant Shall Yeild & Pay unto us our 
heirs & successors Yearly & Every Year for ever from and after the 
Expiration of the Ten Years from the Date hereof Namely on the first 
Da}' of January which will be in the year of our Lord ('hrist one 
thousend Seven hundred & Sixty four One Shilling Proclamation 
Money for every hund'' Acres he So owns Settles or Possesses and So 
in Proportion for A Greater or Lesser Tract of the Land which money 
Shall be paid by the Respective Persons above Said their heirs or 
Assigns In our Council Chamber in Portsmouth or to Such officer or 
officers as Shall be Appointed to receive the Same and this to be in 
Lieu of All other Rents & Services whatsoever In Testimony hereof 
We have Caused the Seal of our Said Province to be hereunto Affixed 
Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq our Governour & Comander in 
Chieff of our Said Province the Twenty Sixth Day of December in 
the year of our Lord Christ 1753 &in theTwenty Seventh year of our 
reign — 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellencys Com'and 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Se""^ 

Entred And recorded According to the Original under the Prov- 
ince Seal the 27'" Day of December 1758 — 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^'' 



366 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Names of the Grantees of Putney Viz — 



Josiah Willard, 
Nathan Willard, 
Joseph Ashley, 
Oliver Willard, 
Joseph Baker, 
John White, 
Thomas Hill, 
Sam" Hews jun% 

John Bowles, 



Moses Wright, 
Louis Butler, 
John Moor, 
Thomas Whiting, 
Timothy Baker, 
Benj'* White, 
Henry Hill, 
Francis Bowles, 
James Tileston, 



John Armes, 
John Peirce, 
Wilder Willard, 
Daniel Rogers, 
Isaac White, 
James Clemmens, 
Sam" Hews, 
Isaac Bowles, 
John Newel, 



*1-192 Samuel Sparhawk, Samuel Sparhawk jun'', Jeremiah *HalI, 



Samuel Hall, 
Thomas Prentice, 
Eluathan Blood, 
Isaac Power, 
Josiah Willard jun^ 
Jonathan Cummins, 
Richard Wibird, 



William Smeed, 
Samuel Allen, 
Amasa Parker, 
Robert Fletcher, 
Robert Usher, 
Thomas Parker, 
Theodore Atkinson, 



Prentice Willard, 
Jonathan Hammon, 
Ephraim Addams, 
Jonathan Hubbard, 
John Usher, 
Elias Alexander, 
His Excellency Pen- 



ning Wentworth Esq A Tract of Land to Contain Eight hundred 
Acres which is to be Accounted two of the within Shares and Laid 
out & bounded as within mentioned One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in forreign Partes 
One v/hole Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel in Said 
Town one whole Share for A Glebe for the Ministry of the Church 
of England as by Law Established also Jonathan Willard — 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter for Putney this 
2V^ Day of December 1753 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



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PUTNEY. 367 

Taken from the Back of the Original Charter of Putny — Decem- 
ber 27 1753 

"39 Theodore Atkinson Se''^' 



[Putney Chakter Renewed, 1760.] 

*Province of New Hampshire *l-224 

Putney George the Second by the Grace of God of great 

Lengthned Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith 

out &c* &C'' 

, .-*► . , To All People unto whom the Presents Shall come 

) p i; 1 ( Greeting 

< i -.eai > Whereas we of Our Special Grace & Mere Motion 

^ s — -^^ ' for the due Encouragement & Settling A New Plan- 

See Page (189) tation within our Prcsdnce of New Hampshire by 
Our Letters Patent or Charter under the Seal of Our Said Province 
dated the Twenty Sixth of December in the Twenty Seventh Year 
of Our Reign granted A Tract of Land equal to Six Miles Square 
bounded as therein expressed to A Number of Our Loyal Subjects 
whose Names are Entred on the Same to hold to Them their Heirs & 
Assigns on the Conditions therein declared to be a Town Corporate 
by the Name of Puttney as by referrence to the Said Charter may 
more fully Appear 

And Whereas the Said Grantees have represented That by the Inter- 
vention of an Indian War since the making the s'^ Grant it has been 
Impracticable to Comply with & fullfill the Conditions aforesaid and 
Humbly Supplycated us not to take advantage of the Breach of Said 
Conditions but to Lengthen out & Grant them Some reasonable 
Term for the Performance thereof after after the Said Impediment 
Sliall Cease 

Now Know Ye that We being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed have of Oar Farther Grace & favour Suspended Our Claim of 
the Forfeiture which the Said Grantees may have Incurrd and by 
these Presents Do Grant unto the Said Grantees their Heirs tfe 
assigns the Term of one Year for Performing & fulfilling the Con- 
ditions Matters & Things by them to be done which Term is to be 
renewd Annually until his Maj'-'^ Plenary Instructions Shall be 
receivd relative to the Incident that has Prevented a Complyence 
with the Charter According to the True Intent & Meaning thereof 

In Testimony whereof We have Caused the Seal of Our s'^ Prov- 
ince to be hereunto Affixed Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq Our 



368 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Governoiir & Com'ander in Chieff the 12"' Day of June in the 33'*^ 
Year of Our Regn Anno Doni' 1760 

B Wentworth 
By his Excellencys Com'' 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''*' 

Prov of New Hamp'' 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal the 
12"' Day of June 1760— 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



p s — 



[Putney Charter Renewed, 1761.] 

*l-236 *Province of New Hampshire 

Putny George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain 

^ ,-w-^ii^ ^ France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith &'' 

To all whom these Presents shall Come Greeting 
Whereas our Late Roy all Grandfather King George 
'^ -^ — v.-^ -' the Second of Glorious Memory did of his Special 
Grace & mere Motion for the Encouragement of Setling a New 
Plantation within our said Province of New Hampshire by his Letters 
Patient or Charter under the seal of our said Province Dated the 26"' 
day of December 1753 and in the Twenty Seventh Year of his 
Majestys Reign Grant a Tract of Land equal to Five & i Miles 
square Bounded as therein Expressed to a Number of ourLoyall Sub- 
jects who's Names are Entered on the same to Hold to them their 
Heirs or Assigns on the Conditions therein Declared to be a Town 
Corporate by the Name of Putny as by Referrence to the said Charter 
may more fully appear 

And Whereas the said Grantees have Represented that by the 
Intervention of an Indian Warr since making the said Grant it has 
been Impracticable to Comply Vv'ith & fullfill the Conditions & 
humbly Supplicated us not to take Advantage of the Breach of said 
Conditions but to Lengthen out & Grant them some Reasonable time 
for Performance thereof after the said Impediment shall Cease 

Now Know Ye That we being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed have of our Further Grace & Favour Suspended our Claim of 
the Forfeiture which the said Grantees may have Incurred & by 
these Presents do Grant unto the said Grantees their Heirs & Assigi.s 
the Term of one Year for Performing and fullfiUing the Conditions 
Matters & things by them to be done which Term is to be Renewed 



READING. 369 

Annually if the same Impediment Remains untill our Plenary 
Instructions shall be Received relating to the Incident that has Pre- 
vented a Compliance with the said Charter According to the Intent 
& meaning of the same 

In Testimony whereof we have Caused the seal of Said Province 
to be hereunto Affixed Witness Ben*"' Wentworth Esq'' our Governour 
& Connn-' in Cheif of our Province afores'^ the G Day of July in the 
Year of our Lord Christ 1761 & in the First Year of his Majestys 
Reign 

B Wentworth 

By his Excellencys Comand 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 

Recorded this Patent the 7'^ Day of July 1761— 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



READING. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-25 

Reading GEORGE the Thitid, 

!/— ^^.— s X By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ire- 
/ land, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
I To all Perso7is to wJiom these Preseiits shall come^ 

^-^^«-' ' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in Neiv- 
England^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of Neic-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this Grant, 
to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty Eight equal Shares, 
all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our 
said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty Three Thousand Acres, wliich Tract is to contain Six 



370 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High Waj^s and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Beginning at the South West 
Corner of Winsor from thence North Seventy four degrees West 
Six Miles from thence North fifteen Degrees East Six Miles & Three 
Quarters of A Mile Thence South Sixty five degrees E. Five Miles & 
one half Mile to the North West Corner of Windsor thence South 
Ten decrees West 6 Miles on Winsor Line to the Bounds first 
Mentioned — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated 
into a Township by the Name of Reading — And the Inliabitants that 
do or shall hereafter inhabit the said ToAvnship, are hereby declared 
to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding Tivo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
*2-26 Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or 

more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advan- 
tagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, 
shall be held on the Last Tuesday in July Instant which said Meeting 
shall be Notified by Zedekiah Ston who is hereliy also appointed the 
Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of llarch annually. 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Condi- 
tions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 



READING. 371 

sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to.such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successoi-s, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of I^and as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of De- 
cember annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1761 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from and 
after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth Day 
of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December., which will 
be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sldlling Proclamation Money 
for every Huncb"ed Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and so in 
Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to 
be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwoeth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the Sixth 
Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 

Province of New Hamp'^ 

Recorded According to the original under the Province Seal this 
G''^ July 1761 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 



372 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



*2-27 



*The Names of the Grantees of ReadiiiCT- 



Zedeekiah Stone 
Joseph Martin 
James Putman 
Caleb Stone — 
Sharp Addams 
Ebenezer Winslow 
Daniel Pond 
Thomas Clemmons 
William Grimes 
Jacob Addams 
Joseph Negos 
Jonathan Sanderson 
Jonathan Prescot 
Timothy Heald 
W" Smead 
Thomas Stearns 
Isaac Butterfield 
John Hilton 
Sam'^ Wentworth of 
Henry Loyd Ijoston 
Kobert Traile Esq 



James Clements 
Joseph Howell 
Jonas Wheeler 
William Negos 
Elijah Mattoon 
Joseph Chandler 
Jacob Amsdell 
Israel Stowell 
Nathan Stone 
John Sawyer 
Nathaniel Stevens 
David Nims 
John Wait 
George Robins 
Nathaniel Sanderson 
William Temple 
John Wilder 



John Bntterfield 
Michael jNIedcalf 
John Willson 
David Stone 
Seth Eaton 
Nahum Willard 
Joshua Willard — 
Jonathan Hammon 
W" Jenison Sterns 
John Wilder jun'' 
Philip Mattoon 
Simon Stevens 
Joel Stone 
Joseph Stowell 
Daniel Spooner 
Timotliy Pain 
Wiseman Clagget 
Cap*^ Thomas Palmer 



Henry Hilton 
Boston Sam^^ Wentworth of Portsm*^' 
Arthur Brown jun^ George March — 
Dan" Warner Esq & Joseph Newmarch Esq 

One whole Share for the Society for the Propagation of the Gos- 
pel in forreign Parts — one Share for the first Settled Minister of 
the Gospell One Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 
one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established for his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of 
Land to Contain Five Hundred Acres which is to be Accounted 
Two of the within Shares — marked B W in the Plan — 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the P"" Seal 
this 6"^ Day of June 1761— 

m Theodore Atkinson Se^^ 



KEADSBOKO. 



373 




••ruy <> M,-C A/ 



Province of New Hamp"" 

Recorded from the Back of the Charter of Reading this 6"* Day of 
July 1761 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 



READSBORO. 



p s 



[Geant to Andrew F. Phillips, 1764.] 

*Province of New Hampshire *l-267 

Leiiit Philips George the third by the Grace of God of Great 
( ^^-^^ — V >^ Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith 
&c &c 

To all to whom these Presents shall come Greeting 
^ ^^ — -v.— -^ ^ Whereas We have tho't fit by our Proclamation 

Given at S' James' the 7''' Day of October in the Third Year of our 
Reign Annoq Domini 1763 amongst other things to testif}'- our Roj'al 
Sence & Approbation of the Conduct & Bravery of the Officers & 
Soldiers of our Armies & to Signify our desire of Rewarding the 
same, & have therein Commanded & Impower'd our several Governors 
of our respective Provinces on the Continent of America to grant 
without Fee or Reward to such Reduced Officers as have served in 
North America during the Late War & to such Private Soldiers as have 
been or shall be Dislianded there & 'shall Personall}' Apply for such 
Quantitj-s of Land Respectively as in & by our aforesaid Proclama- 
tion are particularly mentioned, subject nevertheless to the same quit 



374 CHARTER RECORDS. 

rents & Conditions of Cultivations & Improvements that as other our 
Lands are subject to in the Province within which they are granted. 
And Whereas Andiiew Faneuil Phillips Gent" of Boston in the 
County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay had an Ap- 
pointment under the Hand & Seal of Georoe Williaisison Esq Col- 
onel & Commanding Officer of our Royal Train of Artil- 
*l-268 ERY in America &c *To he Conductor of our Stores in our 
Said Train & served during the late War in North 
America & is now Reduced & having agreable to our aforesaid 
Proclamation Personally Solicited such Grant Know ye that 
we of our Especial Grace certain Knowledge & Mere Motion do 
Signify our approbation as aforesaid & for Encouraging the Settle- 
ment & Cultivation of our Lands within our Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Have by & with the Advice of our 
Trusty & well beloved Penning Wentworth "Esq G-overnor & 
Commander in Chief of our Said Province of New Hampshire & our 
Council for said Province agreable to our aforesaid in Part recited 
Proclamation & upon the Conditions & Reservations hereinafter 
mentioned Given & Granted & by these Presents for us our Heirs & 
Successors do Give & Grant unto the said Andrew Faneuil Phillips 
his Heirs and Assigns forever a Certain Tract of Land Containing 
Two Thousand Acres lying & being within our said Province of 
New Hampshire Butted & bounded as Follows (Viz) Beginging at 
the North Easterly Corner Bounds of a Tract of Land latel}^ granted 
to Robert Rogers Esq which Tract is bounded on the Eastern side 
Line of the Township of Stamford in this Province & from the said 
North Easterly of said Rogers's said Grant to Run due West by said 
Rogers's Grant to the Easterly side Line of Stamford aforesaid & 
from thence to Carry the Length of that Line Back due North so far 
as that a Parrellel Line will Include Two Thousand Acres of Land 
To have & to hold the said Tract of Land as above Expressed to him 
the said Andrew Fanieuil Phillips & to his Heirs & Assigns forever 
upon the Following Conditions & Reservations (Viz) 1*' that the 
said Andrew Faneuil Phillips his Heirs or Assigns shall Plant & 
Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for 
every fifty Acres contain'd in this his grant & Continue to Im- 
prove & Settle the same by additional Cultivating on Penalty of 
the forfeiture of this his Grant & of it's Reverting to us our Heirs & 
Successors to be by us or them Regrantecl to such of our subjects as 
shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same 2'' That all white & 
other pine Trees within said Tract fit for Masting our Royal Navy be 
carefully preserved for that use & none to be cut or fell'd without 
our Especial Lincence for so doing first had & Obtaind upon the 



READSBORO. 375 

Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Kight of tlie Grantee his Heirs or 
Assigns to us our Heirs & successors as well as being subject 
to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of Parliament that *Now *l-269 
are or hereafter shall be Enacted. 3'' Yeihling tfc Paying 
therefor to us our Heirs & Successors for the Space of Ten Years to 
be Computed from the date hereof the Rent of one Ear of Indian 
Corn only on the 25"' Day of December Annually if Lawfully De- 
manded. 4'-^' The said Grantee his Heirs or Assigns shall Yeild & pay 
unto us our Heirs & Successors Yearly & Every Year for ever from 
& after the Expiration of Ten Years from the above said 25'^'' Day of 
December Namely on the 25 Day of December which will be in the 
Year of our Lord 1774 one Shilling Proclamation Money for every 
Hundred Acres he so owns Settles or Possesses & so in Proportion 
for a greater or Lesser Tract of the said Land which money shall be 
})aid by the Respective Owner Settler or Possessor as aforesaid in our 
Council Chamber in Portsmouth in the Province aforesaid or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to Receive the same & this to 
be in I^ieu of all other Rents & Services whatsoever In Testimony 
Whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province to be hereunto 
Affixed Witness Penning Wentworth Esq our Governor & Comman- 
der in Chief of our said Province the 11"* Day of August in the 
Year of our Lord Christ 1764 & in the fourth Year of our Reign — 

B Wentworth 
By his Excellency's Command 
With Advice of Council 

T Atkinson Jun Sec'"'' 

Province of New Hampshire August 20"" 1764 
Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun Sec^" 

Province of New Hampshire August 20 1764 

I do hereby Acknowledge to have Received a Grant of Two 
Thousand Acres of Land as by the Above Pattent will Appear in 
Virtue of his jNIajesty's Proclamation above Refer'd to, & I do hereby 
Declare that I never have Received any Satisfaction of any of his 
Majesty's Goverments before. Witness my Hand 

A F Phillips 

August 20'" 1764 

Recorded from the Bottom of tlie Original Grant Signed by Andrew 
Faneuil Pliillips 

Atf T Atkinson Jun Sec-'y 



376 charter records. 

[Grant to Robert Rogers, 1764.] 

*l-264 *George the Third by the Grace of God of great 

Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the 
Cap' Rob' Rogers's Faith &'* 

Grant To all to whom these Presents shall come Greet- 

) ( Whereas we have tho' fit by our Proclamation 

) "^ ^ ( given at S' James's the V^ Day of October in 

' v-^-..-w ' the third year of our reign Annoq Domini 1763 

Amongst Other Things to Testify Our Royal 
Sence & Approbation of the Conduct & Bravery of the oflicers & sol- 
diers of Our Armies & to signify our Desire of rewarding the same 
& have therein Comanded & Impowered Our Several Governors of 
our respective Provinces on the Continent of America to Grant with- 
out Fee or reward to such reduced ofKcers as have Served in North 
America during the Late War and to such Private Soldiers as have 
been or Shall be disbanded there & shall Personally apply for Such 
Quantitys of Land Respectivly as in & by our aforesaid Proclamation 
are Perticularly mentioned Subject Nevertheless to the Same Quit 
rents & Conditions of Cultivations & Improvements that Other our 
Lands are Subject to in the Province within which they are granted 
and Whereas Robert Rogers Esq now Resideing at Portsmouth in 
our Province of New Hamp^ had our Appointm' as Cap' of our 
New York Independent Company & Served During the Late War in 
North America and is now reduced and having agreable to our afore- 
said Proclamation Personally Solicited Such Grant Know Ye that 
We of our especial Grace certain Knowledge & mere motion to Sig- 
nify our approbation as aforesaid & for Encouraging the Settlement 
& Cultivation of Our Land within our Province of New Hampshire 
in New England Have by & with the Advice of our Trusty & well 
beloved Benning Wentworth Esq Govern our & Comander of Our 
Said Province of New Hamp'' & of our Councel for said Province 
agreable to our aforesaid in Part recited Proclamation & upon the 
Conditions & Reservations hereinafter mentioned Given & Granted 
& by these Presents for us our Heirs & Successors Do Give & Grant 
into the Said Robert Rogers Esq his Heirs & Assigns for ever a Tract 
of Land Containing three Thousand Acres Lying & being within our 
Said Province of New Hamp' and bounded as follows (Viz) begining 
at a Stake & Stones Standing in the Dividing Line between this Prov- 
ince & the Massachusetts at the Distance of Six Miles Due West 
from the South Westerly Corner of Halifax & from thence due West 
to the South East Corner of Stamford & carrying the Length of that 



READSBORO. 377 

Line back due North by Stamford aforesaid so far as to comprehend &, 
Include Three Thousand Acres of Land to Have & to Hohl the Said 
Tract of Land as above expressed to him the said Robert Rogers Esq 
& to his Heirs & Assigns for ever upon the following Conditions & 
Reservations Viz First that the said Robert Rogers Esq his Heirs & 
Assigns shall Plant & Cultivate hve Acres of Land w^ithin the Term 
of Five Years for every fifty acres Containd in this his Grant & 
Continue to Imjn-ove & Settle the Same by additional Cultivating on 
Penalty of the forfeiture of this his Grant & of its Reverting to us 
our Heirs & Successors to be us or them regranted to such of our 
subjects as shall effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same — Secondly — 
that all White & other Pine Trees within Said Tract fit for Masting 
our Royal Navy be carefully preserved for that Use & none to be Cut 
or Felid without our Special Licence for so Doing first had & 
obtaind upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of the Right of the 
Grantee his Heirs or assigns to us our Heirs and Successors as well 
as being subject to the Penalty of Any Act or Acts of Parliament 
that now are or hereafter shall be Enacted Thirdly — Yielding & Pay- 
ing therefor to us our Heirs & Successors for the Space of Ten Years 
to be Computed from the Date hereof One Ear of Indian 
Corn only *on the 25'^ Day of December annually if Law- *l-265 
fully Demanded — Fourthh' — The s'^ Grantee his Heirs or 
Assigns Shall Yield & Pay unto us our heirs & Successors Yearly & 
every Year forever from & after the expiration of Ten Years from 
the above s'* Twenty fifth of December namely on the 25"' Day of 
December which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1774 One Shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns Settles 
or Possesses & so in Proportion for A greater or lesser Tract of 
the Said Land which money shall be paid by the respective 
owners Settlers or Possessors as aforesaid in our Council Chamber in 
Portsmouth in the Province afores' or to such officer or officers as 
Shall be appointed to Receive the Same & this to be in Lieu of all 
other Rents & Services whatever — 

In Testimony whereof We have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed Wittness Benning Wentworth Esq our Govern- 
our & Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province the 4"' Day July 
in the Year of our Lord Christ 1764 & in the Fourth Year of our 
Reiffn — 



B Wentworth 



By his Excellencys Com'' 
with advice of Council 

Theod'^ Atkinson Jun"" Sec''^' 



378 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Recorded from the Original Grant under the Prov*" Seal the 6'^ Day 
of July 1764 

f 
Province of New Hamp"^ 

I do hereby acknowledge to have Received a Grant of Three 
Thousand Acres of Land as by the above Patent will appear in 
Virtue of his Maj'^ Proclamation above referrd to & do hereby 
Declare that I never have Rec'' any Satisfaction of Any of his Maj'^® 
Governments before Wittness my Hand — 

July 6'" 1764 

Robert Rogers 

Recorded from the Bottom of the foregoing Grant Signed b}*^ Rob- 
ert Rogers Esq 

■^ T Atkinson Jun Sec'"^ 



ROCKINGHAM. 

*1-111 *Province of New Hamp'^ 

Rockingham George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 

. ,— —-— ~v . Brittain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith, 

\ / &c^^— 

i (To all Persons to whom these Presents Shall come 

^ ^— .^.^^ -' Greeting — 

Know Ye that We of our Special Grace Certain Knowledge & 
mere motion for the Due Encouragement of Settling a New Planta- 
tion within our Said Province By & with the Advice of our Trusty 
& Wellbeloved Benning Wentworth Esq our "Governour & Com- 
mand in Chieff of our Said Province of New Hamp"" in America and 
of our Council of the Said Province Have upon the Conditions & 
reservations hereafter made Given & Granted And by these Presents 
for us our heirs and Successors Do give & Grant in Equal Shares 
unto our Loveing Subjects Inhabitants of our Said Province of New 
Hampshire and his Maj*^^ other Governments And to thier heirs and 
Assignes for ever whose names Are Entered on this Grant to be 
Divided to and Amongst them into Seventy four Equal Shares All 
That Tract or Parcel of Land Scituate Lying &■ being within our 
Province of New Hamp'' Containing by admeasurement Twenty three 
thousend & forty Acres which Tract is to Contain Six Miles Square 
& no more out of which An Allowence is to be made for highways 
& unimproveable Lands by Rocks, Mountains, Ponds & Rivers One 



ROCKINGHAM. 379 

thoiisend & forty Acres free According to a Plan thereof made & 
Presented by our Said Governours orders »fc hereunto Ainiexed Put- 
ted & bounded as follows (Viz) Begining at the North East Corner 
of Westminister & running up by Connecticut River till it Extends 
Six iVIiles upon A Strait Line Notherly to A Stake & Stones upon 
the Hank of Said River in ITickup Meadow Thence running Due 
West Six Miles to A Stake cV: Stones, Thence running Southerly 
Six Miles to the North West Corner of Westminster thence running 
Due East to the liounds first mentioned — And that the Same be &, 
is Incorporated into a Township by the name of Rockingham and 
that the Inhabitants that do or Shall hereafter Inhabit Said Town- 
ship are hereby declai-ed to be Enfranchized with & Intituled to all & 
every the Previledges & Immunities that other Towns within our Said 
Province by Law Exercise & Enjoy and further that the Said Town 
as Soon as there Shall be fifty families resident & Settled 
thereon Shall have the Liberty of holding two fairs *One of *1-112 
which Shall be held on the And the other 

on the Annually which fairs are not to Con- 

tinue And be held Longer than the respective 

following the respective Days — And as Soon 

as the S'' Town shall Consist of fifty families A market Shall be 
Opened & kept one or more Days in Each Week as may be tho* 
most Advantagious to the Inhabitants also that the first IVIeeting for 
the Choice of Towni officers Agreable to the Laws of our Said Prov- 
ince Shall be held on the Last Wednesday in March next which 
Meeting Shall be Notifyed by Mr Benjamin Bellows who is hereby 
Also Appointed the Moderator of the Said fu-st meeting which he is 
to Notify & Govern Agreable to the Laws & Customs of our 
Said Province And that the Annual Meeting forever hereafter for the 
Choice of Such officers of Said Town Shall be on the Last Wednes- 
day in March Annually To Have & to hold the Said Tract of Land 
as above Expressed togeather with all Priviledges & appurtenances 
to them And their respective heirs & Assignes for ever L^pon the 
following Conditions (Viz) That every Grantee his heire or Assignes 
Shall Plant or Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five 
Years for every fifty Acres Contained in his or their Share or Pro- 
portion of Land in Said Township And Continue to Improve & 
Settle the Same by Additional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeit- 
ure of his Grant or Share in the Said Township and its reverting to 
his Maj'*' his heirs & Successors to be by Him or them regranted to 
Such of his Subjects as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the 
Same — That All white & other Pine Trees within the S'' Townsliip 
fit for masting our Royal Navy be Carefully reserved for that Use 



380 CHARTER RECORDS. 

and none to be Cut or felld without his Maj'*'* Especial Lycence for 
So doing first had & obtained upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of 
the right of Such Grantee his heirs or Assigns to us our heirs & Suc- 
cessors as well as being Subject to the Penalty of Any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now Are or hereafter Shall be Enacted 
that before any Division of the Said Lands be made to & amongst the 
Grantees a Tract of Land as near the Center of the Township as the 
land will admit of Shall be reserved & marked out for Town Lotts 
one of whicli Sliall be Allotted to Each Grantee of the Contents of 
one Acre Yielding & Paying therefor to us our heirs & Succes- 
sors for the Space of Ten Years to be Computed from 
*1-113 the Date hereof the rent of One Ear of Indian *Corn only 
on the first Day of January Annually if Lawfully 
Demanded the first Payment to be made on the first Day of 
Jan"" 1754 after the Date hereof And Every Proprietor Settler or 
Lihabitant Shall Yield & Pay unto us Our heirs & Successors Yearly 
& Every Year for ever from and after the Expiration of the Ten 
Years from the Date hereof Namly on the first Day of Jan"^^ which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord Christ one thousend Seven hun- 
dred & Sixty four one Shilling Proclamation money for Every 
hundred Acres he So owns Settles or Possesses And so in Propor- 
tion for A Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land which money 
Shall be paid by the respective Persons above Said their heirs or 
Assigns in our Council Cliamber in Portsmouth or to Such officer 
or officers as Shall be Appointed to receive the Same And this to be 
in Lieu of All other rents & Services whatsoever In Testimony 
hereof We have Caused the Seal of our Said Province to be hereunto 
Affixed Wittness Penning Wentworth Esq our Governour and 
Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province the 28"' Day of Decem- 
ber in the Year of our Lord Christ 1752 & in the 26"' year of our 
reign 

B Wentworth 
By his Excellencys Com'and 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Se""*' 

Entred & recorded According to the Original Under the Province 
Seal this 30"' of Decemb'- 1752 

f Theodore Atkinson Se'"'^ 

Names of tlie Grantees of Rockingham Vz 

Samuel Johnson Nathan Smith Ezra Farnsworth 

William Parker Isaac Parker Jonah Moor 

John Killburne Lemuel Hastings Silvanus Hastings 



ROCKINGHAM. 



381 



Jonathan White 
Nathan VViUard 
Benj-"^ Stowell 
Peter Bellows 
Andrew Gardner jnn' 
Oliver Willard 

Asel Stebens 
*1-114 Jothaui Bush 



Josiah Willard 
Benjamin Bellows 
William Willard 
Jonathan Wetherbee 
William Symons 
David Farnsworth 
Jonatlian Bigelow 
*.I()hn Arms 



Jacob Elmore Samuel Larrabee 



David Page 
Benjamin French 
Johainia Wetherbee 
Daniel Warren 
Obediah Dickinson 
Timothy Taylor 
Joseph Lee 
Tuttle Hubbard 
James Pitts 
Henry Sherburne 
Samuel Smith 



Thomas Stebbins 
Asa Douglass 
Daniel JNIaynard 
John Stow 
Jon"^ Marble 
Palmer Gouldinc 



Valentine Butler 
Robert Henry 
Andrew (Jardner 
Abijali Wetherbee 
Sam" Wetherbee 
Stephen Farnsworth 
John Densmore 
Simeon Knight 
Josiah Sawyer 
Hezekiah Elmore 
John Moffat 
Jaazemel How 
Ebenezer Hindsdale 
William Symes 
Isaac Winslow" 
Thomas ^Martin 



Richard Clark 

Samuel Wentworth of Boston 
John Wentworth jun'^ Byfield Loyde 
Theodore Atkinson Richard Wibird 
John Downing Samuel SoUey 

Sampson Sheaife his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq A Tract of 
Land to Contain five hundred Acres which is to be Accounted two 
of the within mentioned Shares, one whole Share for the Incorporated 
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in forreign Parts, One 
whole Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel in Said Town 
one whole Share for A Glebe for the Ministry of the Church of 
England as by Law Established — 

Entred & recorded from the Back of the Charter of Rockingham 
the 30'*" Day of December 1752 

^ Theodore Atkinson Se^^ 






2^ 



ftj 



nmjM.^"^ '^'''"^ 



382 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Taken from Plan on the back of the Charter of Rockingham & 
Record'! ^j^jg gQu. December 1752— 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^' 



RUPERT. 

*2-129 *Province of New-Hampshire 

Rupert GEORGE the Third, 

, .— .^^-^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

^ vw^-^-w ' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty 
Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New- Hampshire^ containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & forty Acres^ which Tiact 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance 
is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the North Westerly 
Corner of Sand Gate from thence due North Six Miles thence due 
East Six Miles thence due South Six Miles to the North East Corner 
of Sandgate afore Said thence Due West by Sandgate to the Bounds 
first mentioned And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into 
a Township by the Name of Rupert And the Inhabitants that do or 
shall hereafter inliabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 



RUPERT. 383 

Enfrancliized- with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Imnumities that otlier Towns within Our Province b}^ Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or more *2-130 
Days in each Week, as may be thought most advanta- 
gious to the Ldiabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice 
of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall 
be held on the First Tuesday of November Next which said Meeting 
shall be Notified by Cap' Samuel Robinson who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of 
Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurten- 
ances, to them and their resjjective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 



384 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Becemher. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-lifth 
Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One sldlling Proclamation 
INIoney for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or ))ossesses, and 
so in Proportion for a great or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to be 
in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 20'^ 
Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the first Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson 

Prov New Hamp"" August 20"' 1761 

Recorded According to the original under the Pro^ Seal 

"59 Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



*2-131 



^The Names of the Grantees of Rupert Viz 



Cap* Sam" Robinson 
Elisha Billings 
Aaron Baker 
Ebenez"" Phelps 
Gideon Lyman jun"" 
David Glaizier 
Experience Johnson 
Naomi Lyman 
Jacob Dexter 
Nathan" Wright 
Ebenez'' Clark 
Selah Wright 
John Fay 



Sam" Billings 
Nathaniel Phelps 
Martin Phelps 
Gideon Lyman Esq 
Barnabas Fay 
Elijah Lyman 
Charles Spafford 
Joseph Thomas 
Jon'' Fasset 
John Allen 
Jonas Fay 
Tim" Lyman jun'' 
Benj-'^ Fay jun' 



Asael Billings 
John Baker 
Stephen Fay jun'' 
Phineas Lyman 
Josiah Glaizier 
John Phelps 
Meshech Weare Esq 
Phineas Lyman jun"^ 
Ebenez'' Wright 
Daniel Allen 
John Wright 
Steph" Fay 
Sam" Hunter 



RUPERT. 



385 



William Johnson The*' Johnson 

Jon'' Warner of Hardwick John White 
Daniel WanuT of D" Josiah Willard 
William Kenada 



John Downing P^sq 
John Hammond 
Ithanmr Strong 
Sam" Marshall & 



William lilunt 
James Nevin Esq 
Ebenezer Strong 
Joseph Hally Esq 
Ithamur Strong — 



Jacob Knowlton 
Judah Weekes 
Ezra Leonard 
Leonard Eobinson 
Eleaz^' Hammond 
Cap*^ James Go wen 
Ebenez'" Phelps 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres as ]\ Larked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of tlie within Sliares One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Societ}'^ for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished one Share for the first Settled Minister in Said Town one 
Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town — 

Province of New Hamp'' August 20"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter for Rupert 

Attesf Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 






a. 



'iu''5 '''•^r'Oi; -'! >^'M"'P 



">?•% 






Province of New Hamp'" August 20 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter for Rupert — 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'"'' 



386 CHARTER RECORDS. 

RUTLAND. 

*2-169 *Province of New Hampsliire. 

Rutland GEORGE the Third, 

, ^-^- . s By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ( Ireland, Kin(j, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

I I To all Persons to ivlioin these Presents shall come, 

^ ^— — —^ ^ Greeting. 

Knoav ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, hy and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwc )KTH, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commanderin Chief of Oursaid Province of New-Hampshire in New- 
Unc/land, and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of Netv-Hampshire, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
tliis Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and be- 
ing within our said Province of JSfeiv-Hamp shire, containing by Ad- 
measurement, About Twenty Six thousand five hundred Acres, which 
Tract is to contain Something more than Six ]Miles square, and no 
more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways 
and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, ]\Iountains and Rivers, 
One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and 
Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows. Viz. Jieginning at the North Westerly Corner of Shrews- 
bury thence North Five Degrees East Plve iSIiles & One half mile 
thence West Five Degrees North Seven Miles «fe One half mile thence 
South Four Degrees East five Miles & One half Mile to the North 
Westerly Corner of Clarendon thence East five Degrees South Six 
Miles & Tliree Quarters of a Mile by Clarendon aforesaid to the 
Bounds first above jNIentioned — And that the same be, and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Rutland And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 
ince by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town 



IIUTLAND. 387 

as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled tliereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall 
be held on the And the other on the 

annuall}', which Fairs are not to continue 
longer than the respective following the 

said and that as soon as the said Town 

shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market maybe *opened and *2-170 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may l)e thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the first JNIonday in October Next which 
said Meeting shall be Notified 1)}^ Zedekiah Stone who is hereby also 
appointed the jNIoderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of 
Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurten- 
ances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalt}* of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to L^s, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be \yj Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. Tliat all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for ]Masting Our Iloyal Navy, be carefully preserved for that LTse, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to LTs, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
tlie Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to L^s, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



388 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of Deceviber, namely, on the twentj^-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shillin(/ 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony wdiereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of September In the Year of our Lord Chkist, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of 
Our Reign. 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'"^ 

Prov« of New Hamp'" Sep^ 7^^^ 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Pro^ Seal 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



B Wentworth 



^2-171 



*The Names of the Grantees of Rutland 



John Murrey 
Caleb Johnson 
Joel Stone 
Asa Hawks 
Elijah Hindsdall 
Josiah Willard Jun'' 
Abuer Stone 
Ephraim Adams 
Oliver Coleborne 
Joseph Cass 
Nathan Foster 
Abraham Scott 
Michael Medcalf 



Zedekiah Stone 
Nathem Stone 
John Arms 
Elijah Mitchell 
Ruben Nimbs 
Samuel Stevens 
Eliakim Arms 
Samuel Stoue 
Jonathan Farneld 
John Dandly 
Nehemiah Haughton 
William Smeed 
Sampson Willard 



Benjamin Melven 
Wiug Spooner 
Thomas Badwell 
John Hindsdall 
Samuel Stone Jun"" 
William Willard 
Elijah Arms 
Enos Stevens 
Thomas Blauchard 
Thomas Davis 
George Heart 
Joseph Hammon 
John Bo3dston 



RUTLAND. 



389 



John Hunt 
Abel Laurence 



Joseph Ashley • William Laurence 

Susanna Johnson Widow Jemima How Widow 



Elizabeth Stevens Widow Joseph Willard 
Moses Willard Aaron Williard 

Printece AVillard Moses Field 

Daniel Warner Esq'^ Richard Wibird Esq 
Col" Ebenezer Hindsdale Ebenezer Killum 
Ool° Clemont March Cap' George March 

& Nathan Willard Jun^ 



James Nutting Willard 
Solomon Willard 
Joseph Ashley 
John Barber 
Samuel Whitemore 
Benning Wentworth 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Es(i'' a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established, One Share for the First Setled Minister of the Gospel 
& One Share for the Benefit of the School in Said Town — 

Province of New Hampshire Sep'' 7"' 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter for Rutland 
under the Province Seal — 

Attested ^ Theodore Atkinson Sec"'y 



Province of New Hamp"" Septemb"" 7^'^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter for Ruttland 

Attest' Theodore Atkinson Sec'"'' 



!90 CHARTER RECORDS. 



RYEGATE. 



*3-50 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Ryegate GEORGE the Third, 

!/—^~^-^ >, By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
/ Irehind, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 
I To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^— ^'— ^ ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in JVew- 
England, and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our said 
Province of JVew-JIamjjshire, and Our other Governments, and to their 
Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this Grant, to 
be divided to and amongst them into One Hundred equal Shares, all 
that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our said 
Province of Neiv-Hampshire, containing by Admeasurement, 23040 
Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprov- 
able Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand 
and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made 
by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Mz. 
Begining at a Tree standing on the Westerly Side of Connecticut 
River which is the North Easterly Corner Bounds of the Town of 
Newbury in this Province & runs from thence up Connecticut River 
Notherly as that runs to a Tree marked with y" Figures 11.. & 12.. 
which is about Six Miles upon a Streight Line from Amonusock 
Rivers Mouth from thence turning off & runing North Sixty Eight 
Degrees West Six Miles & one Quarter of a Mile to A Stake & 
Stones thence Turning off & runing Southerly to the North Westerly 
Corner of Newbury afores'* then Turning oft" again by Newbury to 
the Bounds by Connecticut River first above mentioned — And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by 
the Name of Ryegate And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter 
inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized 



RYEGATE. 391 

with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns Avithin Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: 
And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding ttco 
Faim, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the 
respective following the said and that as soon 

as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a INIarket 
may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, *3-51 
as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first ]Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the First Tuesday 
in October next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Rich'' Jennes 
the 3'' Esq who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said 
first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws 
and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for 
ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall 
be on the Second Tuesday of Marclt annually. To Have and to Hold 
the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges 
and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to imj)rove and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first liad and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall ])e Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and Marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be alloted to each Grantee of the Con- 
tents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 



392 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the tAA^enty-fifth Day of 
Decemher annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Decemher. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth 
Da}^ of I)eeemhe7\ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Decemher., which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One sldUhvj Proclamation Money 
for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and so in 
Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in PortsmoutJi, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to 
be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the Eighth 
Day of September In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty Three And in the Tliird Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson jun'' Sec''^' 

Province of New Hamp^ Septemb'' 8"' 1763 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun"" Sec^^^ 

*3-52 *The Names of the Grantees of Ryegate (Viz) — 



Rich'^ Jennes Esq 
Francis Jennes 
Henry Dow 
William Sevey 
Reuben Moidton 
Richard Lock jun'^ 
Will'" Ran dell 
Joseph Mardin 
Peter Garland 
Bickford Lang 
Natha" Jennes 



Rich'i Rand 
Jon'* Towle 
Job Jennes 
James Sevey 
Amos Knowles 
Thomas Watson 
Benj''' Garland 
Rich'' Jennes jun' 
Amos Sevey 
Job Foss 
Merryfiekl Berry 



James Mardin 
Robert Sanders 
William Thomas 
Samuel Jennes 
Sam" Wallis 
Josiah Webster 
Nathan Goss 
Stephen Mardin 
Joseph Jennes 
Joshua Jennes 
Jacob Berry 



RYEGATE. 



393 



Richard Goss 
Samuel jNIurry 
Joseph Brown 
Sam" Knowles 
Jeremiah Berry 
Peter Johnson 
Isaac Jennes 
Joseph Libby 
Philip Pain 
Joseph Rand 
Jeremiah Lock 
W" Palmer 
Solomon Sevey 
Tristram Coffin 
David Smith 
Sam" Jones 
Sam" Rand 
Arthur Libby 
Moses Sevey 
Sam" Sanders 



Joshua Weeks 
Jon'' Brown 
Rev'* M-" Sam" Parsons 
Francis Lock 
William Berry 
Joseph Yeaton 
Jon'' (joss 
Simon Garland 
Joseph Blanchard Esq 
John Bracket 
Sam" Ealkins 
Ebenez' Philbrook 
Ebenez'' INIardin 
SleeperReuben Philbrook 
Benj'' Lang- 
Abraham Libby 
Paul Randall 
Jonathan Mardin 
Sam" Wells 
Dan" Philbrook 
The Hon'"^' Will"' Temple ; 
John Nellson 



Rich'' Jennes 3'" Esq 
Wall is Foss 
Zebedee Hunt 
Amos Rand 
Jon" Towle Jun'^ 
Nehemiah Moulton 
Sam" Samburn 
Ozem Dowse 
Cap' Sam" Frost 
Nathan Knowles 
Christ" Gold 
Rich'* Lock 
Ozem Dowse jun"^ 
Henry Ealkins 
Cap' George Frost 
Benj" Libby 
Shadrach Weymoth 
Nath" Berry Jun^ 
Ephraim Rand 

! Esq^' 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain five Hundred Acres as Marked B : W : in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted Two of the within Shares— one whole Share for 
the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts — one whole Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by 
Law Established — one Share for the first Settled Minister of the 
Gospel & one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 
forever — 

Pro^ of New Hamp^ Sepf 8'" 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Ryegate under 
the Pro^ Seal 

m T Atkinson Jun"" Sec^^ 



394 



CHARTER RECORD; 



.K.cqa^, 



%. 



ProYiDce of New Hamp' Septemb' & 1763 

Recorded from the Plaa of the original Charter of Rvegate under 
the Pro^ Seal 

Aires' T Atkinson Jun'' See"^ 



*2-301 
Salisburv 



SALISBURY. 

*Province of Xew-Hampshire. 

GEORGE THE Third. 



) 



Br the Grace of G«;»d. of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland. King, Defender of the Faith. »S:c 

To all Persons to tchom these Presents shall come. 
Greeting. 

Kx(:»w ye, that We of Our sj^ecial Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer ^lotion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Xeic Planta- 
tion witliin our said ProA-ince. by and with the Ad^'ice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Bexxixg Wentworth, Esq : Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Pro\-ince of Xeav-Haaipshire in 
Xeic-En<jland. and of our Council of the said P^o^■ince ; Have 
ujDon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents for us. our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our lo\-ing Subjects, Inhabitants 
of Our said Pro%-ince of Xew-Hampshire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Xames are 



SALISBURY. 395 

entred on this Grant, to be divided to and among-st them into Sixty- 
Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Ncw-Hainpaliire., containing l)y Ad- 
measurement, Twenty Five Thousand & Forty Acres, which Tract is 
to contain Something more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprov- 
able Lands by Rocks, Ponds, IMountains and Rivers, One Thousand 
and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made 
by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. 
Begining at the South Westerly Corner of Midlebury at a Tree 
Standing on the Bank of the Easterly Side of Otter Creek & Runing 
from thence East by JNIidlebur}- to the south Easterly Corner thereof, 
then Turning off & Rvuiing South ten Degrees West Six Miles & 
Sixty Four Rods, from thence Turning off & Runing West to Otter 
Creek aforesaid then down the said Creek as that Runs to the bounds 
first above JVIentiond And that the same be, and hereby is Incorpo- 
rated into a Township l)y the Name of Salisbury — And the Inhabi- 
tants that do or shall hereafter Inhabit the said Township, are hereby 
declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the 
Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province 
by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as 
soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to 
continue longer than the respective following the 

said and that as soon as the said Town shall 

consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and *2-302 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inha])itants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the First Tuesday in January next which 
said Meeting shall be Notified by M"' John Evarts wlio is hereby 
also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual ]Meeting forever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officei*s for the said' Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 



396 CHARTER RECORDS. 

vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continne to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cnltivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
sessors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. Tliat before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Lis, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1761 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the al)ovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1771 One shilliruj Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chxmiber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Third Day of Novem'^ In the Year of our Lord Chkist, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty One And in the Second Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 



SALISBURY 



397 



By His Excellency's ComnianJ, 
Witii Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'"''" 

Province of New ITanips'" Nov'" 3, 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 



The Names of the Grantees of Salisbury 



*2-30a 



Jolni Evarts 
Benj-' Benadict 
Ca])' Will"' Eno 
Elijah Owen 
Cap' Josiah Dean 
Tim*^ Brownson Jun"" 
Elias Read 
Jesse e Bostwick 
Janna Migs Jun*^ 
Jon-' Buck 
Tliomas Chipman 
Samuel Moore jun"" 
Nathaniel Windsow 
Prince Winslow 
John Moore 
Zacli*' Hanchet 
John Newbury 
Daniel Evarts 
Daniel Benton 
Asa Landon 



Josiah Heth 
Seth Kent 
Phineas Bradley 
Sam' Keep 
Lien' Nath' Buel 
Alexander Gaston 
Isaac Prat 
Jonas Marsh 
Gilbert Evarts 
Elias Read jun'" 
Bathuel Chittenden 
William Fitch 
Benj* Smally 
Isaac Saris 
Daniel Morris 
Jacob Schormerhoru 
Solomon Ensign 
John Benton jun' 
Joshua Jewell 



Tim° Brownson 
Steph" Hawly 
Azariah Rood 
Cap' Josiah Stoddard 
Sam' Abbot 
Abiel Camp 
Joseph Waterhouse 
Nathaniel Dyali 
Jacob Spafford 
Sam" Turner 
Abner Woodworth 
Luther Evarts 
Silvan us Evarts 
Jonathan Kellsey 
Cap' Moses Lyman 
Abraham Turner 
Joel Evarts 
Sam" Benton 
James Man gar 
Isaac Benton 



Philip Catlield 
Joseph Newmarch Esq Daniel Warner Esq 

His Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
k one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of New Hamps"" Novemb'" 3-1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Salisbury under 
the Province Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec*"^ 



398 CHARTER RECORDS. 




.^ 



^' 



*^'^-->)Wi}^>Jl^ 



Province of New Hamp'^ Novenib' 3'' 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Salisbury 
under the Prov*^ Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



SANDGATE. 

*2-93 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Sandgate GEORGE the Third, 

. /-*.---—> . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

I (To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ -— v^— ' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Pjovince of Neiv-ffaonpshire, and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy Two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of New- Hampshire, contain- 



SANDGATE. 399 

ing by Admeasurement, Twenty tbree thousand & fort}'^ Acres, which 
Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an 
Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres 
free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Gov- 
ernor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto 
annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. At the North West 
Corner of Arlington & from thence due North Six Miles thence due 
East Six Miles thence due South Six Miles to the North East 
Corner of Arlington afore Said then due West by Arlington afore 
Said to the Bound first began At — And that the same be, and hereby 
is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Sandgate And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and ever}" 
the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 
ince by Law Exercise and Enjo}" : And further, that the said Town 
as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding l^ivo Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the 

other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fami- 
lies, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in *2-94 
each Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabi- 
tants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, 
agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 
Second Tuesday in September Next which said Meeting shall be Noti- 
fied by Robart Boyes Esq who is hereby also appointed the Mod- 
erator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 
the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of ilfart'/i annually. 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

L That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 



400 CHARTER RECORDS. 

and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use» 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of. shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
JJecember annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Pa^-ment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Ever}- Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Da}' of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; w^hich Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouthy or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same : and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness BEN^'ING Wentworth Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
11"' Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixtv one And in the First vear of Our Reign. 

B Went worth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^' 

Province of Xew Hamp"" August the 11'*^ 1761 
Recorded According to the Original under the Pro^' Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Se''^ 



SANDGATE. 



401 



*Tlie Names of the Grantees of Sanclgate Viz *2-95 



John Park 
John Gillmore 
Arthur Archibahl 
Peter Cockran 
Andrew M'lame 
James Adams 
Jon-' GiUmore 
William Eger 
James M'Connel 
Killy Blair 
Joseph Cockran 
James Stevenson 
Divid Linne 
David Cowden 
Robert Gillmore 
AVilliam C^ilmore 
John Blair 
Robert Pebbles 
James Neily 
John Morse 
Alexander Todd 
Benning Wentworth 



Moses Barnard 
Henry Erwin 
Joseph Wough 
Thomas Christee 
Hugh Simle 
Robert M^Niell 
John Clark 
James Crozet 
E2)hraim Cowen 
Isaac Hunter 
Thomas Halbart 
Joseph Steward 
Robert M'Cullough 
Thomas Cockran 
Daniel M-Cullum 
James Gilmore 
William Blair 
William Selfige 



Andrew Boyd 
James Boyse 
James Cockran 
Jesse Christee 
Alexand Park 
John Park 
Sam'i Clark 
John llalbert 
James Cowen 
David Slaruh 
George Duncan 
Isaac Stinson 
Robert Cowen 
John Hambleton 
Samuel Crozet 
James Dunlap 
Jon'^ Dickinson 
John Wousrh 



Sam^' Allison Hugh Ramsey 

Andrew Todd Coll Gregg of Londonderry 
Joseph Newmarch Esq Sampson Sheaffe Esq 
Henry Sherburne Esq John Wentworth Esq 

For His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq"" A Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B : W : in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted Two of the within Shares One whole Share for the 
incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
established One whole Share for the first Settled jNIinister of the Gospel 
and one Share for the Benefit of the School in Said ToAvn — 

Province of New Hamp' August IP^ 1761 
Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 



402 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



a^i Cuii s. . "i.u , 




,*- 



Province of New Hamp"" August 11"' 1761 
Recorded from the Back of tlie Original Charter 

^ Theodore Atkinson Se^" 



SHAFTSBURY. 



p— s 



*2-121 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Shaftsbury GEORGE the Third, 

^ .-W-— >^ ^ By the Grace of GoD, of Great^Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Permns to whom these Prese)its shall come, 
^ •- — -^"— ' -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due EncouraQ-ement of settlino- a New Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with tlie Advice of our Trusty and 
Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-HxVmpshlre in New- 
Pnr/land, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of JVew-JIaonj) shire, and Our other Governments, and to 



SHAFTSBURY. 403 

their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this 
Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty Eiglit equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within 
our said Province of New-Hampshire^ containing by Admeasurement, 
Twenty three Thousand & forty Acres, which Tract is to contain 
Six INIiles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be 
made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, 
and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the North West Corner of 
Bennington thence Due North Six Miles to the South West Corner 
of Arlington thence Due East Six Miles by Arlington Afore Said to 
the South P^ast Corner thereof thence Due South Six Miles to the 
North East Corner of Bennington afore Said thence due West to the 
Bounds first Above mentioned And that the same be, and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Shaftsbury And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every 
the Priviledges and Inmiunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 
ince by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as 
soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the 
And the other on the 
aiuiually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

' following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more *2-122 
Days in each Week, as may be thought most advanta- 
gious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the 
Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, 
shall be held on the Last Tuesday in October next which said 
Meeting shall be Notified by Elisha Jones Esq who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for tlie said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract 
of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appur- 
tenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 



404 CHARTER RECORDS. 

five Acres of Land Avithin the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in liis or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the 
said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Successors, 
to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sul)jects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and pa^dng therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall jdeld and pay 
unto Lis, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Dortsmoiith, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Went worth. Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the Twenti- 
eth Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 



SHAFTSBURY. 



405 



By His Excellency's Command, 
AN'itii Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Se'^'' 



Pro^ 



1761 



N Hamp-- August 20"> 
Recorded According to the Original under the Prov Seal 

Attesf Theodore Atkinson Sec'''^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of Shaftsbury 



*2-123 



John Brown 
Elias Willard 
Phinehas Nash 
Joseph Allen 
Thomas Pior 
Mattice Hoose 
Nath" Fellows 
Samuel Cooper 
Ebeuez' Baldwin 
Aaron Jones 
John Mirich 
Francis Jones 
Isaac Allen 
Nathan Jones 
Josiah Allen 
Daniel Jones 
Samuel Severiis 
Ephraim Joues 
Byfield Lo3'd Esq 



Jon* Hindsdale 
John Willow 
Moses Old 
John Taylor 
Henry Burgart 
Joseph Noble 
William Kanady 
Joseph Pixley 
Aaron Lomis 
Aaron Sheldon 
Lemuel Jones 
Elisha Fullam 
Elisha Jones 
Nathaniel Allen 
Israel Jones 
Icabod Stanly 



Joseph Bernard 
Benf Willard 
William Pendall 
Asael Duey 
Jonathan Pixly 
Samuel Lee 
John Nellson 
Samuel Dowey 
Cooper Pixly 
Abraham Jones 
Increase Leadbetter 
Abraham Jones 
Samuel Woodward 
Elisha Jones Jun'' 
Nath" Jenison 
Elias Jones 
Thomas Peirce 
M'^ H^ Went worth Esq 
Benniug Wentworth 



Josiah Jones 
Theodore Atkinson Esq 

John Tasker Esq 
John Wentworth Esq Wiseman Claggit Esq Simeon Jones 
Sam" Wentworth Boston & Oliver Warner 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marke B : W : in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for the incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel one 
Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Prov*- of New Hamp"^ August 20"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter for Shaftsbury 
under the Prov*" Seal 

Attest' Theodore Atkinson Sec'"^ 



406 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



«-■•■ 




•\> 



Province of New Hamj/ August 20 — 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter for Shaftsbury- 
under the Pro^ Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''*' 



SHARON. 
*2-117 *Province of New- Hampshire. 

Sharon GEORGE the Third, 

i- .-w^-^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ p g / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
) " ( To all Personn to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^— ->.-»-' -' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neu'-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 



SHARON. 407 

do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inliul)- 
itants of Our said Province of New-Hamjnhlre^ and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Sixty Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said l*roviuce of New- Hampshire^ con- 
taining by Admeasurement Twenty Two Thousand Ac.res^ which 
Tract is to contain Something Short of Six Miles square, and no 
more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and 
unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One 
Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as 
follows. Viz. Begining at the North Westerly Corner of Hartford 
thence North Sixty Degrees West five Miles & one half Mile by 
r*omfret to the North Wesf'y Corner thereof, thence North, forty De- 
greest East Six Miles & one Quarter of a Mile Thence South fifty 
Seven Degrees East Six Miles to the North Westerly Corner of Nor- 
which thence South forty five Degrees West Six Miles by Norwhich 
to the Bounds first above Mentiond And that the same be, and hereby 
is Incorpoiated into a Township by the Name of Sharon And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, aie 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and 
every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our 
Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said 
Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled 
thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which 
shall be held on the 
And the other on the 
annually, wliich Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of 
Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and kept *-2-ll8 
one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to' the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the first Monday in September Next which 
said Meeting shall be Notified by M' Benjamin Spaulding who is here- 
by also appointed the ^Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is 
to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract of 



408 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurten- 
ances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cesors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees w^ithin the said Towuship, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Lidian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
Decemher annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of Decemher. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December.^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One alullhui 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwouth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 



SHARON. 



409 



IT'*" Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentvvorth 
By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'''^ 

Province of New Hami/ August 17"' 1761 

Recorded according to the Original Charter of Sharon under the 
Province Seal 

Attest"^ Theodore Atkinson Sec""*' 



*The Names of the Grantee of Sharon Viz 



*2-119 



John Taylor 
David Spaulding 
Joseph Kingsley 
Sam^' Parkhurst jun'' 
Oliver Lovejoy 
Silas Hutchens 
Tilly Parkhurst 
Benjamin Spaulding 
Joseph Parkhurst jun' 
Philip Spalding 
Luther Cady 
Jacob Sheapard 
Uriah Mackey 
Samuel Sheapard 
Seth Dean 
Phineas Parkhurst 
David Sheapard 
Moses Perkins 
James How 
Sampson Sheaffe Esq 
Cap* Nath' Dowse 



Isaac Morgan 
Tim" Spaulding jun'^ 
Samuel Wheeler 
Curtis Spaulding 
William Lovejoy 
Joseph Spaulding 
Joseph Thornton 
David Rowland 
Isaac Wheeler 
Natha" Wheeler 
William Cady 
Daniel Mackey 
Benj'^ Renalds 
Willard Sheapard 
John Parkhurst 
Eli])halet Kimball 
Abijah Ward 
John Stevens 
Daniel Coit 
Jn'' Downing Esq 
Benningf Wentworth 



Eleaz"" Spaulding jun"" 
Benj'* Wheeler 
Isaac Sheapard 
Rich'^ Lovejoy 
Joseph Parkhurst 
Joseph Barret 
William Kennady 
Timothy Wheeler 
Robert "Miller 
Isaac Wheeler jun"" 
Jonas Sheapard 
Nathaniel Mackey 
Jonathan Parkhurst 
Joseph Sheapard 
John Parkhurst jun"" 
John Nellson 
Josiah Russell 
Isaac Coit 
John Nellson 
Daniel Warner Esq 



His Excellency Benning Wentvvorth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B W in the Plan which 
is to be Accounted two of the within Shares one Share for the 
incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts One Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
&, one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town — 



410 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

Province of New Hamp' August 17"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Sharon under 
the Province Seal 

Attesf^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 




Province of Nevr Haraps"^ August 17-1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Sharon under 
the Pro^ Seal 

"39 Theodore Atkinson Sec"'' 



SHELBURNE. 

*3-18 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

Shelburne GEORGE the Third, 

r /—i^^^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

) p o / Ireland, KiMG, Defender of the Faith &c. 

I (To all Perso7is to ivhom these PresejitH shall come, 

^ -^"^ — -^ ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Ti-usty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, in 



SHELBURNE. 4ll 

New-Enyland, and (»f Our Council of the said Province ; Hav^e 
upon the ConditioiiS and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and b}' these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Succes- 
sors, do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, 
Inhabitants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sev- 
enty equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 23o00 Acres, which Tract is to contain Something 
More then Six Miles square, and no more; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks» 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
accordii]g to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Olifice, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Vis. Begining at A Stake & Stones 
Standing on the Easterly Shore of Lake Champlain which is the North 
Westerly Corner Bounds of Charlotta a Township lately Granted in 
this Province and from thence runing East Seven Miles Partly by 
Charlotta afore Said & Partly by Hindsburgh to a Stake & Stones in 
the Northerly Side Line of Hindsburgh from thence turning off & 
runing North Six Miles to a Stake & Stones then Turning off again 
& runing West about Six Miles to Lake Champlain then runing 
Southerly by the S'' Lake as that runs to the North Westerly Corner 
Bound of Charlotta the Bound began at — And that the same be 
and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Shel- 
burne And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit 
the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with 
and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities 
that other Towns within Our Pro%'ince by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fift3' Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding tivo Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fam- 
ilies, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days *3-19 
in each Week, as may be thought most advantagions to the 
Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the Third Tuesday in September Next which said Meeting shall be 
Notified by M"" Jesse Hallock who is hereby also appointed the 



412 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and 
Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; 
and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of 
such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of 
3Iarch annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as 
above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to 
them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the fol- 
lowing Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
tlie said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by LTs or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalt}^ of the Forfeiture of the 
Hight of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twentj'-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 



SHELBUKNE. 



413 



the same: and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Couimander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
18"" Day of Au,2:ust lu the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seveu Hundred and Sixty Three And iu the Third Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
Witii Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^ 

Prov' New Hamp'^ August 18-1763 

Recorded according to the original Charter under the Pro^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"" Sec''^' 



*Names of the Grantees of Shelburne 



*3-20 



Jesse Hal lock 
Richard Gleason 
John Bond Jun"^ 
Samuel Seabury 
James Bradshaw 
David Farris 
Silas Mead 
William Cornal 
Tideman Hull 
Lewis Cammell 
Thomas Field 
John Burling 
Isaac Underhill 
Jonathan Akin 
Elijah Doty 
Benjamin Ferris jun^ 
Samuel Hight 
Joshua Dakin 
Stephen Field 
Joseph Pearsall 
Jacob Underhill 



For his Excellency 
five Hundred Acres 



Steward Southgate 
Richard Gleason Jun"" 
John Potter 
Thomas Darling 
Ebenezer Sealy 
Joshua Franklin 
Nathaniel Potter Jun'' 
Peter Totten 
Joseph Hull 
Thomas Hull 
Edward Burling 
Ebenezer Preston 
Zebu Ion Ferris 
Jeremiah Griffin 
John Hallock 
Samuel Willis 
Gilbert Totten 



John Southgate 
Nathaniel Potter 
Antipas Earl 
Patridge Thatcher 
Samuel Waters 
Thomas Franklin jun^ 
Robert Southgate 
Benjamin Clap 
Tideman Hidl jun"^ 
John Cornal 
John Cromwell 
Uriah Field 
Daniel Merrit 
Read Ferris 
Benjamin Ferris 
David Akin 
Simon Dakin 



John Thorn jun"^ Flushing 

Nathaniel Howland Hadock Bowne 

John Akin John Cannon 



Hon''^'' William Temple ) 

Theodore Atkinson > 

Mark H« Wentworth ) 

Benning Wentworth Esq 

as Marked B W in the 



John Fisher Esq 
Esq"* 



a Tract to 
Plan which is 



Contain 
to be 



414 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Accounted two of the within Shares — One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Societ}^ for the Propagation of the Gosi)el in Foreign Parts 
— One Share for the Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established — One Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel 
there. — & One Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town forever 

Pro' New Hamp-^ August 18-1763 

Recorded According to the Back of the original Charter of Shel- 
burne und' the Pro"" Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun"" Sec^^ 



,^*y 




) S*-**** m%u% 



X 

'V.X 



Province of New Hamp^ August IS''' 1763 
Recorded from the Back of the 
under the Province Seal 



Original 



Charter for Shelburne 
T Atkinson Jun' Sec'"^' 



SHELDON. 



*3-42 
Hungerford 



*Province of New-Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



p s 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

>— ^.-^«-^ -' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 



SHELDON. 415 

nieer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Netv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and \Vell-beh)ved Benning VVENTWOiiTH, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Neiv-IIampsldre^ in 
New-England^ and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Nen'-IIamp><hirf\ and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ containing by 
Admeasurement, 23040 Acres^ which Tract is to contain Six Sliles 
square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows, Mz. Begining at the North Easterly Corner of Smithfield 
A Township this Day granted from thence runing Westerly by 
Smithfield as that runs to the North Westerly Corner thereof which 
is also the South Easterly Corner of Highgate then Turning off 
Northerly & runing by Highgate afore Said as that runs to the North 
Easterly Corner thereof then turning oii Easterly & runing so far on 
a Parrallel Line with the Northerly Side Line of Smithfield afore 
Said as that a Streight Line drawn from that Period to the North 
Easter Corner Bound of Smithfield afore Said (the Bound began at) 
Shall Include the Contents of Six Miles Square And that the same be, 
and hereby is Incorjiorated into a Township by the Name of Hunger- 
ford And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said 
Township, are hereby declared to be Enfianchized with and Intitled 
to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns 
within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that 
the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty P'amilies resident and 
settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding two Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the 
And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fami- 
lies, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days *3-43 
in each Week, as may be thought most advautagicms to the 



416 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Clioice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the 13^"' Day of Septemb"" next which said Meeting shall be Notified 
by Beiij'^ Clapp who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meet- 
ing for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
sors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall lae Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and 
among the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said 
Township as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked 
out for Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each (xrantee of 
the Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, 
the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for ever}'' Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 



SHELDON. 



417 



said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouthy or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Went worth, Esq; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 18"' 
Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

B Went worth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec'"'' 

Pro^ New Hamp^ August 18"' 1763 

Recorded according to the Original under the Prov'' Seal 

f T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Hungerford Viz *3-44 



Samuel Hungerford 
Rich'^ Sutton 
John Powell 
Silvan us Mead 
Eph"^ Mead Sen^ 
Benj'^ Mead jun"" 
John Halloek 
Joseph Hiaght 
Cornelius Steamood 
Charles Green Sen"" 
Sam" Beacker Jun'' 
Caleb Sutten 
Uriah Field 
Solomon Right 
Robert Feaild 
Philip Allen jun'" 
John Clapp 
Henry Allen 
Gilbird Merrit 
Tho* Northroup 

The H 



Benj* Clapp 
Adam Simons jun'" 
William W^heeden 
Gideon Mead 
William Creaft 
^Vill'" Mead 
Francis Knash 
Ezekiel Lockerd 
Silas Mead jun' 
Thomas Peardey 
Joshua Beacker 
Edward Sutten 
John Young 
James Young 
Nehemiah Brown 



Roger Brown 
James Anderson Sen^ 
Icabod Ogden 
Silas Mead 
David Marshall 
Daniel Ogden 
Joseph Sutton Sen"" 
William Randel 
Titus Mead 
Samuel Beacker Sen"" 
Gilbird Peardey 
Pell Sutten 
Elisha Youngf 
Abijah Heaight 
Philip Allen Sen"" 
Richard Allen 
John Allen 
Caleb Mead 



and 



Elijah Allen 
John Ilorten Palders 
Will'" Ogden 
Alexander Steward jun'^Samuel Waldo 
Sam" Waters Sam" Waters jun 

on'''« Nath" BarrelH 

Rich" Wibird U , 
Dan" Warner [ ^ 
Joseph NewraarchJ 



418 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



For His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract to Contain 
Five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
accounted two of thee within Shares one Whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel in Said 
Town & one Share for the Benefit of A School in S'^ Town forever 

Pro^ of New Hamp'' August 18—1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Hungerford 
under the Prov"^'" Seal 

"39 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 







Province of New Hamp'' August 18'^'^ 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Hungerford 
under the Pro"^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ SeC-^ 



SHERBURNE. 419 



SHERBURNE. 



*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-33 

Killington GEORGE the Third, 

. ,^ — s . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, Erance and 
\ ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

j ( To all Ferso7is to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^>— i — -«i-' ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nieer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Netv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Went worth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, contain- 
ing by Admeasurement, twenty four Thousand and Six Hund and forty 
^crgs, which Tract is to contain Something more then Six Miles square, 
and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways 
and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, 
One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as 
follows. Viz. Begining at the Northwest Corner of Saltash from thence 
North Sixty two degrees west five miles and one half mile from thence 
North Twenty Eight degrees East Seven miles, from Thence South 
Sixty two degrees East five miles and one half mile from Thence 
South twenty Eight Degrees West Seven miles to the first 
Mentioned l)Ounds — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated 
into a Township by the Name of Killington And the Inhabitants that 
do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared 
to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law 
Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as 



420 CHABTER RECORDS. 

there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 
the Liberty of holding Two Fairs^ one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 

annually, which Fairs are not to continue 

longer than the respective following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall 
*2-34 consist of Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and 
kept one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought 
most advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the first Tuesday in September Next 
which said Meeting shall be Notified by Benjamin EUery who is 
hereby also appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which 
he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of 
Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter 
for the Choice of snch Officers for the said Town, shall be on the 
Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to Hold the said 
Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and 
Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to L^s, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



SHERBURNE. 



421 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V, Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December., which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same ; and this to be in Lieu of all other lients and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Bennjng Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Seventh Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the firs Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellein'Cy's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'^-^ 

Prov'' New Hamp"" July the 7"> 1T61 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of Killington 



*2-35 



Samuel Yeates 
Ashbil Stiles 
Benjamin Church 
Joseph Wilbour 
Alexander Bradford 
Samuel Bours 
Daniel Rindge 
Daniel Wentworth 
Thomas Phips Darrell 
Benjamin Ellery 
Jerem*' Philips 
John Heath 
John Flag'"' Jun'' 
Josiah Brown 
Nath^ Peirce Esq 



Isa 



Zephaniah Heath 
Jonathan Otis 
Archib'^ Campbill 
Jonathan Simmans 
Joseph Crandall 
PoUipus Hammond 
Richard Nason 
Jonathan Heath Jun'' 
John Treby 
Isaac Daton 
Edward Simmans 
Jonathan Heath 
Robert Elliott 
John Rindge 
John Downinof 



iic Stiles of New Haven 
Edw^ Upham 
Cornelious Dillingham 
Caleb Jaffrees 
Peter Bours 
David Heald 
James Stoodley 
LTrial Lyon 
Nath' Russell 
John Starnes 
Joshua Pauld 
Charles Church 
Christopher Ellery 
Ephr' Dinneck 
Joseph Heath Juu'" 



422 



CHAETEE EECORDS. 



Ezra Stiles 
Abraham Dennes 
Elijah Weeden 
Jacob Stockman 
John Landers 
Ichibod How 
Jolin Dinneck 



James Wesgates 
Benjamin Sherburne 
Joim Bull 
Uziah Wilbur 
John Hadwen 
Samuel Gibson 



Robert Stevene^ 
Joseph Howlaud 
Jolui Pitman 
William James 
John Boures 
William Earl Treadwell 



Daniel Peirce Esq »S: Sampson Sheaf Esq 



For his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq A Tract of Land Con- 
taining live Hundred Acres as marked in the Plan B W which is to 
be Accounted Two of the TN^thin Shares One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for Propagating the Gospel in forreign Parts 
one share for the first Settled minister of the Gosple one Share for 
the Behefit of a School in Said Town one "NATiole Share for a Greab 
for the Church of England as by Law Established 

P^o^•ince of Xew Hamp' July 7'^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec"^ 



5 tZ £ SATn.ilt.t 




Province of New Hamp'^ July 7'^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter under the Prov« 
Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec"^ 



SHOREHAM. 423 

SHORi:iIAM. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-233 

Shoreham GEORGE the Third, 

/ .-w«^— V , By tlie Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
) ^ ^ ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persouis to ivhom these Presents shall come, 



\ 



Greeting. 



Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
nieer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Plantation 
within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty and 
AVell-beloved Bennixg Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and Com- 
mander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in New- 
England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give 
and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of 
Our said Province of Neiv-Hampsldre, and Our other Governments, 
and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on 
this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal 
Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, l}^ng and being 
within our said Province of New-Ha7npshire, containing by Admeasure- 
ment, Twenty Five Thousand Acres^ which Tract is to contain Some- 
thing more than Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allow- 
ance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at a Tree Marked 
Standing by the AVater Side of the Wood Creek so called (on an East 
Point from Ticonderoga Fort from thence Runing East Seven Miles, 
then begining again at the aforesaid Tree by the Wood Creek thence 
Runing Northerly by the Water of the Wood Creek or Imy so far as 
to make up Six Miles on a Straight Line from thence east Seven 
]\Iiles «S: from thence Southerly to the End of the Seven Miles from 
the bounds begun at — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated 
into a Township by the Name of Shoreham And the Inhabitants that do 
or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty 



424 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding 

Two Fairs^ one of which shall ho, held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs are 

not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon 

as the said Town sliall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
*2-234 may be * opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, 

as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Second Tues- 
day in Januaiy next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Gardner 
Chandler Esq : who is hereby also Appointed the Moderator of the said 
first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual Meeting 
for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, 
shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to 
Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all 
Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and 
Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sul^jects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon tlie Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall l)e allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to LTs, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of De- 
cember annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to l)e made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 



SHOKEHAM. 



425 



V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay un- 
to Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth 
Day of December^ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shillim/ Proclamation 
Money for every Plundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and 
so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of tlie said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same; and this to be 
in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentwokth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 8"^ Day 
of October In the Year of our Lord Chuist, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty One And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec"^^ 

Province of New Hamps'^ Octo'' 9. 1761 

Recorded According to the Origional Charter under the Province 
Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec""^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of Shoreham (Viz') * 2-235 



John Cliandler Esq 
Zerubabell Snow 
Eph'" Doolittle 
Jacob Hemingway 
Ruben Rice 
Elijah Morton 
James Forbiis 
Asa Moore 
John M'Crackin 
Thomas Wheeler 
Cha" Richardson 
Sam' Brooks 
John (joddaid Jun' 
Joir' Perry 
Timo' Pain 
Thomas Brown 
Cornelius Culnon 



John Chandler J'' Esq 
John Knaj) 
Ebeoezer Warren 
Robert (Jray Jun"^ 
Jon-' Morton Jun'" 
Sam' Smith 
James Forbus Jun"" 
Jabez Sergeant 
Thadeus Bigelow 
Matthew Gray 
Enoch Cook 
Cornelius Stowell 
.Sam' Goddard 
Daniel Ward 
John Waters 
Absolem Rice 
Jonathan Stone 



Gardener Chandler Esq 
Samuel Chandler 
Daniel Boyden 
Silas Harthorne 
Joshua Dickinson 
David Morton 
Jonathan Gales 
John Marsh 
Philip Roberts 
Will'" Kennedy 
Benj'"^ Flagge 
John Goddard 
Josej)h Perry 
Jabez Swan 
Sam' Curtis 
Joseph Curtis 
Jonas Nutton 



426 CHARTER RECORDS. 

Eben'' Stearns Jmi'' Francis Harington Eprhaim Stearns 
Will'" Ward Will'" Jeuison Stearns Ephra'" Curtis 

Dan^ Warner Esq Richard Wibird Esq Dan^ Tilton 

William White Jonathan Tilton John White h 

Caleb Tilton — 
His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked B-W- in the Plan which is to 
be Accounted two of the within Shares, One Share for the Incorpo- 
rated Society for the Propogation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished, One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel, & 
One Share for the benefit of a School in said Town — 

Province of New Hamps'" Octo'' 9. 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter for Shoreham 
under the Province Seal 

Attested IS Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



Province of New Hampsh'' Octo"" 9. 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Origional Charter of Shoreham 
under the Province Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



SHREWSBURY. 427 



SHREWSBURY. 

*ProviDce of New-Hampshire. *2-161 

Shrewsbury GEORGE the Third, 



/ r-*--^--N . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

) ( Irehmd, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) ( To all Persons lo ivhom these Presents shall come, 

^ >— s.-*-^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVeiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Ct)mmander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshihe iu 
Neiv-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire , and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this (irant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New-Hampshire^ containing by 
Admeasurement, about Twenty Four thousand Acres, which Tract is 
to contain Something more than Six Miles square, and no more; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for Highways and unimprova- 
ble Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand 
and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made 
by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. 
Begining at the South Westerly Corner of Saltash from thence North 
Seventeen Degrees East Six Miles by Saltash thence West five 
Degrees JNorth Seven Miles & one Quarter of A Mile thence South 
five degrees W>st Six Miles thence East five Degrees South to the 
Corner of Saltash being the Bounds first Above mentioned — And that 
the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name 
of Shrewsbury And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit 
tlie said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and 
Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Lnmunities that other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And further, 
that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident 



428 CHARTER RECORDS. 

and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two Fairs^ one 
of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as soon 

as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
*2-162 may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each Week, 
as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province shall be held on the First Wednes- 
day in October Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by M' Samuel 
Ashley who is hereb}^ also appointed the Moderator of the said first 
Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the Laws and 
Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever 
hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be 
on the Second Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the 
said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges 
and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns 
forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land 
in said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Town- 
ship, fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that 
Use, and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so 
doing first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of 
the Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act 
or Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for Town 
Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the Contents 
of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty -fifth Day of December. 1762 



SHREWSBURY. 



429 



V. Ever}" Proprietor. Settler or Inhabitant, shall 3'ield and pay unto 
Us, onr Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of Becemher^ 
which will be in the Year of Onr Lord 177*2 One sh'dlinri Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in /Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be apjjointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said 
Province to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, 
Esq; Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, 
the 4'^ Da}' of Septemb"^ In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thous- 
and Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the first Year of Our 
Reign. 

B Went worth 

B}' His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec*^^ 

Province of New Hamp"" Septemb' 4 1761 

Recorded According to the Original under the Pro''' Seal 

Attest"" Theodore Atkinson Sec'^y 



^The Names of the Grantees of Shrewsbury 



*2-163 



Samuel Ashley 
Joseph Ellis 
Nathaniel Heaton 
Benj'^ Melvin jun"^ 
Isaac Savage 
Ebenez'' Foster 
Abijah Will aid 
Elijah Grout 
Israel Dickinson 
Moses Milvin 
Sam" Greely Jun"" 
Joseph Lord 
AVilliam Smeed 
Phinehas Stevens 
Henry Foster 
Dunk Campbell 
Simon Stevens 



John Wheeler 
Gideon Ellis 
Joseph Wood 
Elijah Alexander 
Abraham Savage 
Beriah Ward 
Abel Willard 
Joel Grout 
Jinben Beldwin 
Gideon Ashly 
Jon'' Hubbard 
Joseph Lord jun'" 
Jonathan Thayer 
Nathan Willard 
William Frink 
Josei)h Stone 
Jason Stone 



Joel Wheeler 
William Heaton 
Elijah Dodge 
James Black 
William English 
Thomas Beman 
Sam" Stevens 
Elijah Dickinson 
Elijah Dodge Jun"" 
Sam" Greely 
Elisha Marsh 
Jonathan Ham'ond 
Robert Harris 
Levy Willard 
James Putnam 
Josei)h Stone jun'' 
Moses Wright 



430 



CHAKTEK RECORDS. 



Jonathan Ashly 
John Downing Esq 
Jon'' Houghton 
Sam" Ashly Jun'^ 



Phinehas Wait jun'" Davis Hawlett 
Joseph Newmarch Esq Joseph Ham'ond 
George Watkins Benning Went worth 

Ezra Carpenter Clement Sumner & 

Sam" Frink 

His P^xeellency Benning Wentwortli Esq A Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres as Marked in the Plan B: W: which is to 
be accounted Two of the within Shares one whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established one Share for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel and 
one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town 

Province of Xew Harap"^ September 4'^ 1761 — 
Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Shrewsbury 
under the Province Seal 

Attesf^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^' 






*.-'* 




;; ^-'-/s.:..,. 



Province of New Hamp"^ Septemb"^ 4"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Shrewsbury 
under the Province Seal 

Theodore Atkinson Sec"^ 



SOMERSET. 431 

SOMERSET. 

*Province of New Hampshire. *2-173 

Somersett GEORGE the Third, 

^ /— ^^--v . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ire- 
1 / land King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

I (To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 

' v-^.^-^ -' Greeting 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of Settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Neiv-England., and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Sixty 
Eight equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying 
and being within out said Province of New-Hampshire, containing 
by Admeasurement, Twenty three thousand & forty Acres, which 
Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an 
Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by 
Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres 
free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Gov- 
ernor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Ofhce, and hereunto 
annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the 
South East Corner of Glossenbury thence due North Six Miles by 
Glossenbury afore Said to the South West Corner of Stratton thence 
Due East Six Miles to the South East Corner of Stratton then Due 
South Six Miles thence Due West Six Miles to the South East Cor- 
ner of Glossenbury the Bound first above mentioned — And that the 
same be, and hereby is Licorporated into a Township by the Name of 
Somersett And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the 
said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfrancliized with and 
Intitled to all and every the Privil edges and Immunities that other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And 



432 CHARTER RECORDS. 

further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fi% P'amilies 
resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Tivo 
Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fam- 
*2-174 ilies, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days 
in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the 
Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the Second Wednesday of October next which said Meeting shall be 
Notified by Thomas Denny who is hereby also appointed the Moderator 
of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agrea- 
ble to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the 
annual Meeting forever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for 
the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

in. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof. 



SOMERSET. 



433 



the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twentv-fifth Dav of 

Z,l\t , \ Ofticers as shall be appointed to receive the same • 

VrV,° ^^ '" V'" " "" ?'•'*"• R-^"'" ••'nd Serviees whatsoever ' 
. In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Pmv 
mce t. be hereunto affixed. Witness Benmng Wentwor™ Es„ 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province the 
Nmth Day of September In the Year of our Lord Cheist oieTho u 

Re°ign '•'''' ""^ ^'^'' ^'" ^"-^ "' '•'^ First Year of 0« 

^By His Excellency's Command, ^ Wentworth 

With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'» 
Province of New Hamp' Septemb' 9"> 1761 
^^Reeorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 



Thomas Denny 
Jonathan Nail 
Nathan Sergent 
Peris Rice 
Ebenezer Fisk 
Jonas Fay 
Soloman Green 
John Houghton 
Elijah Williams 
Samuel Trask 
Jonathan Sibly 
Phinehas Jones 

XXVIII 



^The Names of the Grantees of Somerset 



Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



David Hall 
Daniel Tenory 
Joseph Chai3lin 
Timothy Nurse 
Jacob Fisk 
Samuel Rugles 
John Moffatt 
Nehemiah Wright 
John Bird 
Amos Putnam 
Johnson Walter 
Robert Henry 



*2-175 



Henry King 
Noah Jones 
Asa Stores 
Samuel Robinson 
Ancbew Haskil 
John Haskil 
John Bearmon 
Daniel Jones 
Elisha Goddai-d 
Jonathan Waters Jun"" 
Abijah Tucker 
Matthew Westson 



434 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



BartliolomeNY Woodbury Benj^^ Levinston 
Ebenezer Chaplain John Fletcher 



Judah ^looi 
William Honshard 
Wilder Willard 
John Pntman 
Daniel Watson 
Ephraim Rice 
Sampson Sheaf Escx 



jSIoses Gelt 
Seth Washmore 
Ichabod Odel 
Ehjah Dickinson 
Willard Stevens 
Pdchard Dodge 
John Downing Esq' 



Samuel Deaney 
Jonathan Stone 
Benj'' Sanderson 
Joseph Plummer 
James Taylor 
Obediah Dickinson 
]Moses Singletary 
Thomas Beard 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esc^ a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hunclred Acres Is Marked in the Plan B- W- which is to 
le Accounted Two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the 
be ^^'°Xa c;,^.- ... for the Propagation of the Gospel m foreign 
Pai^One Sluire f!;r aGlebe foi'the Church of England as by Law 
EsiaUished. One Share for the first settled Minister of the Gospell, & 
One Share for the Benefit of a School m said i own- 



Charter for Somerset 



Pro%dnce of New Ramps'- Sep' 9. lTt31 
Recorded from the back of the Origional 
under the Pro^'ince seal- ^^^^^^^^ ^ ^^^^^^^^^.^ ^^^^.^^^^ g^^.. 




,* -•'•' 






SPRINGFIELD. ^oc 

Province of iVe^y Hampshire Sept^ 9 17(31 
the id^o/s:;!*'" ''"' °' "" °"S'-1 Charter of Some,.ett under 

? Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



SPRINGFIELD. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-133 

Springfield GEORGE the Thied, 

i ) Mand Kr^ D f^'T' '^" ?^^?;^Britain, France and 

I p— s } ^i;^'''^V,^^^^' Defender ot the Faith, &c. 

' ^^ ) r, f '"""' ^' ''^'"' ^^'''' Presents shall come, 

^-^^^-' ^ Greeting. ' 

VV ell-beloved Bexxixg Wextwopttt Por. n >r -^™®^3' and 
C..^,„der in Chief oi ^^^J^'^i SZiZl7u;..'t 
Aew-h„glm<l, and of our Council of the said Province Have uJn 

saict 1 lOMnce o± ^eir-Hampskire, and Our other Governments ind fo 
Something „,ore than Six Miles squarr nd no , or • Ztnf 

Rockmgham to the tii^t Bounds MentionecI^And thaftire S bt 



436 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Springfield 
And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Town- 
ship, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all 
and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within 
Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the 
said Town, as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and set- 
tled thereon shall have the Liberty of holding T^vo Fairs, one of 
which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that 

as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, 
*2-134 a Market may be * opened and kept one or more Days in 

each Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the 
Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town 
Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on 
the Second Tuesday in October next which said Meeting shall be Not- 
ified by Gideon Lyman Esq who is hereby also apj)ointed the Moderator 
of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notifyand Govern agreable to 
the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in the 
said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Successors, 
to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Ro3^al Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 



SPRINGFIELD. 



437 



Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

I\^. Yieldino- and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the Rent 
of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of December 
annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made on the 
twenty-fifth Day of December. 17G2 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from and 
after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-fifth Day 
of December, namel}^ on the twenty-fifth Day of Deceinber, which will 
be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling Proclamation Money 
for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and so in 
Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which Money 
shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs or 
Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such Officer or 
Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to be 
in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 20"* 
Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

Province of New Hamp"" August 20"' 1761 

Recorded According to the Original under the Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'"'' 

*The Names of the Grantees of Springfield Viz — *2-135 



Gideon Lyman Esq 
Gideon Lyman jun'' 
Caleb Lyman 
Ebenez"" Sheldon 
Sam" Parsons 
Ruben Coats 
Stephen Pomroy 
Col : Seth Pomroy 
Selah Wright 
Elijah Lyman 
Daniel Graves 



Simeon Parson 
John Phelps Chaplen 
Aaron Wright 
Oliver Lyman 
Naomi Lyman 
Seth Clark 
Eleaz"" Root 
Sam'^ Bankcroft 
Jon'^ Strong 
William Kenady 
Gideon Lyman Esq 



Phiueas Lyman 
Phineas Lyman Esq 
Simeon Person 
Nath" Fellows 
Medad Olvard 
Oliver Thomas 
Thomas Quiner 
John Burt jun"" 
Selah Wright 
Israel Lyman 
Elijah Lyman 



438 



CHAKTER RECORDS. 



Josiah Peirce 
Elias Lyman 
John Lyman jun"^ 
Cap* James Lyman 
Gideon Lyman Esq 
Cap' John Lyman 
Elij'^ Lyra an 



Benj''^ Parsons 
Gadcl Lyman 
Joseph Little 
Nath" Day 
Rich'i Cutt Esq 
Sam" Marshal 
Theodore Atkinson Esq 
John Wentworth Esq 
John Gould jun"^ 



Eph"' Wright 

Elias Lyman jun'^ 

Brig'' Tim" Ruggles 

Stephen Root 

John Nellson 

Nath" Phelps 

Docf'Sam" Mather 
Joseph Newmarch Esq Benning Wentworth 
Hunking Wentworth James Apthorp 
Henry Hilton & Sam" Wentworth Esq of Boston 

One Tract of Laud to Contain five hundred Acres for his Excel- 
lency Benning Wentworth Esq as Marked on the Plan B : W : which 
is to be Accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for 
the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in 
foreign Parts one Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as 
by Law Established one Share for the first Settled Minister of the 
Gospel one Share for the Benefit of A School in Said Town — 

Province of New Hamp'' August 20 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Springfield 
under the Pro"' Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^'y 



»2''lU ^ ■' * '-^ p -J ' -if -'A/ 




Province of New Hamp'' August 20"' 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter of Springfield 
under the Pro'' Seal IP Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



ST. ALBANS. 439 



ST. ALBANS. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *3-6 

S' Albans GEORGE the Thied, 

, ,.-*--^— ^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ^ ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

1 I To all Persons to wJiom these Presents shall come^ 

^ ^- — .^"i^ ' Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JV^ew Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ in 
Neu'-Pn</lan(L and of Our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Neiv- Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of JVew-Hainpshire^ con- 
taining by Admeasurement, Twenty Three Thousand & Forty Acres^ 
which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable 
Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and 
Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by 
Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretar3'^'s Office, 
and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begin- 
ing at the North Easterly Corner of Georgia a Town this Day 
Granted which Lays on the Easterl}' Side of Lake Champlain from 
thence Runing Westerly by Georgia Line to Lake Champlain then 
Turning off Northerly & Runing by the Shores of said Lake to a 
Stake & Stones b}- the Side of the Lake at Six Miles Distance on a 
Streight Line from the North Westerly Corner of Georgia aforesaid 
then Turning off Easterly & Runing on a Parrellell Line with the 
Northerly Side Line of said Georgia so far as that a Streight Line 
drawn to the North Easterly Corner of Georgia aforesaid the Bounds 
began at Shall make & Include y*' Contents Six Miles Square And that 
the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name 
of S' Albans And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the 



440 CHAETEE EECOEDS. 

said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Inti- 

tled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 

Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And 

further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fifty Families 

resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding two 

Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which Fairs are 

not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said and that as 

soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a 
*3-7 Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in each 

Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabitants. 
Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, agreable 
to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the Second Tuesda}'^ 
of September Next which said Meeting shall be Notified by Doctor 
Thomas Williams who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of the 
said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to the 
Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and that the annual Meeting 
for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said Town, 
shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have and to 
Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together with all 
Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective Heirs 
and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects 
as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Township 
as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 



ST. ALBANS. 



441 



I\'. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn onh% on the twenty-fiftli Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Pa^'ment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Pro])rietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty- 
fifth Da}' of December., namel}^ on the twenty-fifth Day of December., 
wliich will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth., or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and 
this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
17"" Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and 63 And in the 3*^ Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec^^^ 

Pro^ of New Hamp^ August 17 1763 

Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Prov*' Seal 

1^ T Atkinson Jun^ Sec^^ 



*Names of the Grantees of S' Albans (Viz) 



*3-8 



Stephen Pomroy 
Lemuel Stoughton 
Jonathan Hunt 
Nathaniel Stoughton 
Hemon Pomroy 
Medad Pomroy 
John Hunt jun"^ 
George Field 
Thomas W^illiams 
Thomas Williams jun"" 
Joseph Burt 
John Hastings 
Samuel Hunt 



Elijah Hunt 
Solomon Elsworth 
Simeon Omsted 
John Hubbard 
Joel Hunt 
Elisha Hunt 
Caleb Strong jun"^ 
John Genison 
Silas Hambleton 
Samuel Smith 
Aaron Smith 
John Gentle 
Sham mall Pomroy 



Joseph Hunt 
Ebenezer Harvey 
Fredrick Elsworth 
Jonathan Hunt jun' 
Phillip Safford 
Ebenezer Pomroy juu'^ 
Seth Field 
Samuel Field 
Arad Hunt 
Aaron Burt 
Willard Stevens 
Peter Stanley 
Lemuel Pomroy 



442 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Joseph Ashley 
Fellows Beldings 
Josiah Foster 
Rufus Harvey 
Napha Freeman 
Hon'''"" John Temple 
William Temple 
John Nelson 
Asa Alexander and T 



Joseph Stebbins 
John Clary 
Bread Batcheldor 
James Robinson 
John Hnbbard 
John Fisher Esq 



Daniel Jones 
Abner Cooley 
Caleb Strong 
Richard Montague 
Oliver Cooley 
Paul March 



Esq'^* William Earl Treadwell 
) Ebenezer Alexander Reuben Alexander 
he Hon''^" James Nevin Esq'' 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares — One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Forreign Parts — 
One Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law Estab- 
lished — One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel in said 
Town & One Share for the Benefit of a School forever — 

Pro^ New Hamp'^ August 17 1763 

Recorded from the back of the Original Charter S*^ Albans under 
the Pro^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun'' Sec^^ 




'■•— «rJ^ 



Pro^ New Harap'' August 17 1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of S' Abans 
under the Pro" Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'-'' 



ST. GEORGE. 443 



ST. GEORGE. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *3-22 

S' George GEORGE the Third, 



p s — 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come^ 
^ ^— i^^*^ ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, b}' and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wextworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire^ in 
New-Bn(/land, and of Our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants 
of Our said Province of Neic- Ham d shire, and Our other Govern- 
ments, and to their Pleirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred 
on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 23040 Acres^ which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and 
returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted 
and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the South East Corner of 
Shelburne a Township this Day Granted being a Stake & Stones in 
the Northerly side of Hindsburg & from thence Runing East Six 
Miles to a stake & Stones; thence Turning off & Runing North six 
Miles to a Stake & stones then turning off & Runing West six Miles 
to the North Easterly Corner of Shelburne aforesaid then Runing 
South six Miles by Shelburne aforesaid to the South Easterly Corner 
thereof the Bounds began at And that the same be, and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of S' George And the 
Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are 
hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every 
the Priviledjjes and Immunities that other Towns within Our Prov- 



444 CHAKTEK RECORDS. 

ince by Law Exercise and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town 
as soon as there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, 
shall have the I^iberty of holding two Fairs, one of which shall be 
held on the And the 

other on the annually, which 

Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
*3-23 Families, a Market may be *opened and kept one or 
more Days in each Week, as may be thought most advanta- 
gious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice 
of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be 
held on the Third Wednesday in September Next which said Meet- 
ing shall be Notified by M'' Jesse Hallock who is hereby also appointed 
the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and 
Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province; and 
that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such 
Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March 
annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above 
expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them 
and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following 
Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years foi- every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Success- 
ors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

IL That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 



ST. GEORGE. 445 

for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from tlie Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors j^early, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land : which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentwokth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
IS'** Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and 63 And in the 3*^ Year of Our Reiffn. 

B Went worth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jan'' Sec'"'' 

Prov« of New Hamp^ August 18"' 1763 

Recorded According to the original Charter under the Province Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun' Sec'^ 

*The Names of the Grantees of St George (Viz) *3-24 

Jesse Ilallock Samuel Farmer Christian Farmer 

John Farmer Christian Farmer Robert Farmer 

Peter Farmer Jeremiah Leming Tho' Ellison 

William Ellison Simon Ramson Shem Ramson 

Isaac Sears Jasper Drake Joseph Sackett 

Joseph Sackett Doctor Francis Sacket William Buttler 

John Man Thomas Man Will'" Man 

Ennes Graham John Jefferys Isaac Underbill 

Benj' Underbill Henry Frankling Jon* Coutland 

Uuriah Wolman Amos Underbill Richard Willits 

Sam" Willits Jacob Watson Benj" Ferris 

Dan" Prindle Joshua Watson Benf Seaman 



446 



CHAKTER RECORDS. 



Edmund Seaman Rich'^ Seaman Rich'' Titus 

Isaac Man Isaac Man jun"" Peter Vanderwort 

William Hayier Magnes Garrat Robert Ling [Jun"" 

John Dervieux Murphy Edward Ferrol Murphy Jn° Dervieux Murphy 



John Wright 
John Witmore 
Henry Clap 
Jon^ Quinby 
John Fisher Esq 



Thomas Wright Caleb Wright 

Tim*^ Whitmore Tim** Browndige 

Benj"' Clap Benj-'^ Clap Juu'^ 

Daniel Quinby Jon'^ Weeks 

The Hon"'*- John Temple Esq 

Theod'' Atkinson Esq & 
M'^ Hunks Wentworth 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B- W-in the Plan which is to be 
Accounted two of the within Shares One whole Share for the Incor- 
porated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts 
One whole Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Established One whole Share for the first Settled Minister & One 
Share for the Benefit of a School in said Town forever 

Prov*^ New Hamp'" August the 18- 1763 

Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

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the Pro'' Seal — 

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STAMFORD. 

*Province of New Hampshire *1-141 

Stamford George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain 

/ - — ^-^ — -• N France And Ireland King Defender of the faith &c'' 
\ , I To All Persons to whom these Presents Shall Come 

) I Greeting 

^ ^— ^^w ■' Know ye that We of our Especial Grace Certain 

Knowledge & mere motion for the due Encouragement of Settling 
A New Plantation within our Said Province By & with the Advice 
of our Trust}' & well beloved Benning Wentworth Esqour Governour 
& Com'ander in Chieff of our Said Province of New Hampshire 
in America and of our Council of the Said Province Have upon the 
Conditions & Reservations hereafter made Given & Granted and by 
these Presents for us our Heirs & Successors do give & Grant in 
Equal Shares unto our Loveing Subjects Inhabitants of our 
Said Province of New Hampshire and his Maf*'^ other Governments 
& to their heirs and assigns for ever whose names are Entered on 
this Grant, to be Divided to & amoungst them into Equal 

Shares All that Tract or Parcel of Land Scituate Lying & being within 
our Province of New Hampshire containing by Admeasurement 
twenty three thousend & forty Acres which Tract is to Contain Six 
miles Square & no more out of which an AUowence is to be made 
for highways & unimproveable Lands by Rocks Mountains Ponds 
& Rivers One thousend & forty Acres free According to A Plan 
thereof made & Presented by our Said Governours orders and hereunto 
Annexed Butted & bounded as follows Viz-Begining at the South 
East Corner of A Certain Township in the South Western Part of 
the Province aforesaid Called by the name of Bennington and Runs 
from thence by the Needle of the Surveying Instruement South Ten 
degrees West Six miles to the Dividing Line Between the Province 
afores'' and the Province of the Massachusetts Bay & from thence in 
the Said Divideing Line Six miles and from thence North Ten degrees 
East Six Miles and from thence West Ten Degrees North to the 
Boundary lirst mentioned which is Likwise Six miles, & that the Same 
be and is Incorporated into A Township by the name of Stamford 



448 CHARTER RECORDS. 

and that the Inhabitants that do or Shall Inhabit Said Township 
are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and Entituled to all & 
every the Priviledges & Immunities that other Towns within 
our said Province by Law Exercise & Enjoy and * further *1-142 
that the said Town as Soon as there Shall be fifty families 
resident & Settled thereon Shall have the Liberty of Holding Two fairs 
one of which Shall be held on the and the Other 

on the Annnally which Fairs are not Continne 

& be held Loger than the Respective 

Days following the Respective Days and 

as Soon as the Said Town Shall Consist of fifty families A market 
Shall be Opened & kept one or more days in Each week as may be 
thought most advantageous to the Inhabitants also that the first 
meeting for the Choice of Town officers Agreable to the Laws of our 
Said Province Shall be held on the first monday in Ma}^ next which 

meeting Shall be Notifyed by Timothy DwightEsq who is hereby 

also Appointed the Moderator of the Said first Meeting which he is 
to notify & Govern agreable to the Laws & Customs of our Said 
Province and that the Annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice 
of Such Officers of Said Town Shall be on the Second Monday in March 
Annually, To Have & To Hold the Said Tract of Land as Above 
Expressed Togeather with All y"^ Previledges & Appurtenances to 
them & their Respective Heirs & assignes forever Upon the follow- 
ing Conditions Viz) That every Grantee his heirs or assignes Shall 
Plant or Cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five years 
for every fifty Acres Contained in his or their Share or Proportion of 
Land in Said Township and Continue to Improve & Settle the Same 
by Additional Cultivations on Penalty of the forfeiture of His Grant 
or Share in the Said Township & its reverting to his Maj*'' his heirs 
& Successors, to be by him or them regranted to such of his Subjects 
as Shall Effectually Settle & Cultivate the Same That all white & 
other Pine Trees within the Said Township fit for Masting our Royal 
Navy, be Carefully Preserved for that use and none to be Cut or felled 
without his Maj''' Especial Lycence for so doing first had and 
Obtaind upon the Penalty of the forfeiture of the right of such 
Grantee his heirs or Assigns to us our heirs & Successors as well as 
being subject to the Penalty of Any Act or Acts of Parliament that 
now Are or hereafter Shall be Enacted That before any Division of 
the Said Lands be made to and amoungst the Grantees A Tract 
of Land as near the Center of the Township as * the Land *1-143 
will Admit of Shall be reserved & marked Out for Town Lotts 
one of which Shall be allotted to Each Grantee of the Contents of one 
Acre — Yeilding & Paying therefor to us our heirs & Successors for 



STAMFORD. 449 

the Space of Ten Years to be Computed the Date hereof the rent 
of one Ear of Indian Corn only on the first Day of Jan'-^ Annually if 
Lawfully Demanded the first Payment to be made on the first Day 
of Jan"^-^' next Ensueing the Date hereof and every Proprietor Settler or 
Inhabitant shall Yield & Pay unto us our heirs & successors Yearly 
& every Year for ever from and after the Expiration of the Ten 
Years from the Date hereof namlj^ on the first Day of Jau*^^ which 
will be in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousend Seven hundred 
and Sixty four One Shilling Proclamation Money for every hundred 
Acres he so owns Settles or Possesses and So in Proportion for A 
Greater or Lesser Tract of the Said Land which money Shall be paid 
by the Respective Persons above Said their heirs or assigns in our 
Council Chamber in Portsm" or to such officer or officers as Shall be 
Appointed to receive the Same and this to be in Lieu of all Other 
Rents & Services whatsoever Li Testimoney hereof We have Caused 
the Seal of our Said Province to be hereunto affixed Wittness Benning 
Wentworth Esq our Governour & Commander in Chieff of our Said 
Province The Sixth Day of March in the year of our Lord Christ 1753 
and in the 26"^ Year of our reign 

B Wentworth 
By his Excellencys Com'aud 
with Advice of Council 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^' 

Entred & recorded According to the Original under the Province 
Seal this Sixth Day of March 1753 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

The Names of the Grantees of Stamford (Viz) — 

Elisha Cook, Elihu Clark Noah Bridgman jun"", 

Paul King, Benj-' Symonds, Noah Allen, 

Israel Clark, Josiah Kentfield, Elijah Hunt, 

Jonathan Phelps, Eleaz*" King jun'' Joseph Allin, 

Seth Hutson, Nathaniel Day, John Phelps, 

Isaac Searl, William Clark, Martin Phelps, 

Mark Warner jun'", Enos Kingsley, Samuel Kingsley, 

Joseph Kingsley, Thomas Starr, Thomas Allen jun'', 

Joseph Parsons, Solomon Miller, Josiah Raymond, 

Noah Smith jun'', Ithamar Strong, Joseph Cook, 

Noah Cook jun^ Jonathan Allen, Timothy Dwight 

Charles Phelps,Gideon Clark, Amos Hull, 

*1-144 Eleaz-- Root, Selah Wright, *Ebenezer Hunt, 

Nicholas Street,Ebenezer Edwards, Joel Clark, 



450 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Elisha Wright, Joseph Root, Elisha Smith, 

John Miller jun"" Elisha Mather, Supply Kiiigsley, 

Amasa Cook, Thomas Webster, Bela Strong. 

Moses Kingsley, [ger John George Brimerl ''^ John George Brimer 2'^ 
Jn° George Vandegre-Andrew Hike Thomas Hutchinson Esq, 

Jonathan Hunt jun"", Nathaniel Phelps, Timothy Dwight jun'', 

Theodore Atkinson His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq A 
Tract of Land to Contain five hundred Acres which is to be Accounted 
two of the within Shares one whole Share for the Incorporated Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts, one whole Share 
for the first Settled Minister of the Gospel in Said Town one whole 
Share for A Glebe for the Ministry of the Church of England as by 
Law Established — 

Entred & recorded from the Back of the Charter of Stamford the 
6'" Day of March 1753— 

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stamfokd. 451 

[Stamford Charter Renewed, 1761.] 

*Province of New Hampshire *l-243 

Stamford George The Third by the Grace of God of Great 

. ^w— -V Britain France & Irehmd King Defender of the Faith 

) p Seal ( ^^ 

) ' I To all to whom these Presents Shall come 

^ ^- — V — ' ' Greeting — 

Whereas our Late Royall Grandfather King George the Second 
of Glorious Memory did of his special Grace & mere Motion for the 
Encouragement of settling a New Plantation within our said Province 
of New Hampshire by his Letters Patient or Charter under the Seal 
of our said Province dated the 6"' day of March 1752 & in the Twenty 
Sixth Year of his Majestys Reign, Grant a Tract of Land equal to 
Six Miles Square Bounded as therein Expressed to a Number of our 
Loyal Subjects whose Names are Entered on the same to hold to them 
their Heirs & Assigns on the Conditions therein Declared to be a 
Town Corporate by the Name of Stamford as by Referrence to the 
said Charter may more fully appear — 

And whereas the said Grantees have Represented that by the Inter- 
vention of an Indian Warr since making the said Grant, it has been 
Impracticable to Comply with & fulfill the Conditions & humbly 
Supplicated us not to take Advantage of the Breach of said Conditions 
but to Lengthen out & grant them some Reasonable Time for Perfor- 
mance thereof after the said Impedim' shall cease — 

Now Know Yee that we being Willing to Promote the End Pro- 
posed have of our Further grace & Favour Suspended our Claim of 
the Forfeiture which the said Grantee may have Incurred, & by 
these Presents do grant unto the said Grantees their Heirs & 
Assigns the Term of One Year for Performing & fulfilling the 
Conditions Matters & things by them to be done which Term is to 
be Renewed Annually if the same Impediment Remains untill our 
Plenary Instructions shall be Received Relating to the Incident that 
has Prevented Complyance with the said Charter According to the 
Intent & Meaning of the same — 

In Testimony whereof we have Caused the seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto Affixed — Witness Benning Wentworth Esq'' our 
Governour & Commander in Cheif of our Province aforesaid the 21, 
of Septem"' in the Year of our Lord Christ 1761, & in the First year 
of our Reign 

B Wentworth 



452 CHARTEll RECORDS. 

By his Excellency's Command 
with Advice of Council 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec^'y 



Province of New Hamps'' Sept'' 21, 1761 

he ] 
■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



Recorded from the Origional under the Province Seal 



[Stamford Regrant, 1764.] 

*3-110 *Province of New-Hampshire. 

New Stamford GEORGE the Third, 

, .-^•^— ^ . By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
\ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

/■rev ' ' 

] (To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

' v^'^.^i^ ^ Greeting. 

Know Ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVew Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New- Hampshire, in 
New-England., and of Our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for Us, Our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of New-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Fleirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of Neio- Hampshire, containing by 
Admeasurement, 23040 Acres, which Tract is to contain Six Miles 
square, and no more; out of which an Allowance is to be made for 
High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains 
and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan 
and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned 
into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded 
as follows. Viz. Begining at the North Easterly Corner of the Town 
of Pownal & from thence runs South 10 Degrees West by the Needle 
by Pownal aforesaid Six Miles to the Province Line, then Turning 
off at Right Angles & runs due East by the Province Line aforesaid 



STAMFORD. 453 

Six Miles to a Stake & Stones, then tnrning off again & runing due 
North Six Miles from thence Due West Six Miles to the Bounds 
began at which is also the South East Corner of Bennington And 
that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by 
the Name of New Stamford And the Inhabitants that do or shall here- 
after inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be Enfran- 
chized with and Intitled to all and ever}^ the Priviledges and Immun- 
ities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and 
Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall be 
Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of 
holding two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 
And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than 
the respective following the said 

and that as soon as 
the said Town shall consist of Fifty Families, a Market 
may be * opened and kept one or more Days in each *3-lll 
Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhab- 
itants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, 
agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 
first Tuesday in July Next which said Meeting shall be Notified 
by Isaac Searl who is hereby also appointed the Moderator of 
the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable to 
the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the first Tuesday of March annually, to Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and 
cultivate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every 
fifty Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in 
said Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by 
additional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, to be by Us or them Re-granted to such of our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
iind none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the Right 
of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts of 
Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 



454 CHARTER RECORDS. 

III. That before any Division of tbe Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to eacli Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of five Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually^ if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. Next 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from theabovesaid twenty- 
fifth Day of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, 
whicb will be in the Year of Our Lord 1769 One shilling Proclama- 
tion Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, 
and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; 
which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their 
Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such 
Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this 
to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Henning Wentworth, Esq ; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Ninth Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty four And in the Fourth Year 
of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun"- Sec'^ 

Province of New Hampshire June 9. 1764 

Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

T Atkinson Jun^ Sec'^ 

*3-112 *Names of the Grantees of New Stamford 

His Excell'' Francis Berna.d Esq' Elihu Clark 

Giles Alexander Elijah Hunt Joseph Allen 

Isaac Searl William Clark Martin Phelps 

Daniel Jones Boston Samuel Kingsley Samuel Blodget 

Thomas Starr Jun"^ Thomas Allen Jun"" Joseph Parsons 

Josiah Raymond Noah Smith Giles Alexander Jun"" 



STAMFORD. 



455 



Jose{)h Cook 
Noah Cook 
William Alexander 
Elislia Mather 
Nathaniel Phelps 
Ebenezer Wood 
Ezra Newton 
Aaron Wright 
David Allen 
Silas Robinson 
John Cochran 
Timothy Wright 
William Mather 
Jonathan jNleechum 
Samuel Hobart 
John Fisiier Esqr 
Rev'' Henry Caner 
Sam' Wentworth Esq'' 



Caleb Strong William Lyman 

Jonathan Allen Jn" Mico Wendel 

P^benezer Hunt J^enoni Danks Esq 

Harrison Gray Esq'' Oliver Wendel 
Theodore Atkinson Esq'' Moses Kingsley 



Isaac Glazier 

Nathan Clark 

Moses Graves 

John Fascet 

John Harwood 

William Brattle Esq"' 

Samuel Clark 

Elisha Mather 

Asa Alger 

j^Qj-jbie Xheodore Atkinson Jun'^ 
Mark H^ Wentworth 
James Nevin Esq 

Boston 



James Brakridge 
Samuel Roberts 
Moses Robins 
Samuel Safford 
David Robinson 
Rev'' John Searl 
Samuel Mather Juu' 
Samuel Pain 
Moses Graves Jun'' 



Esq^ 



His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esqr a Tract of Land to con- 
tain five Hundred Acres as Marked B W in the Plan, which is to 
be accounted two of the within Shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts. One whole Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by 
Law established. One whole Share for the first Settled Minister of 
the Gospel & one whole Share for the Benefit of a School in Said 
Town for ever. — 

Province of New Hampshire June the Ninth 1764 
Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal — 

T Atkinson Jun'" Sec'^'' 



456 



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Province of Xew Hampshire June the 9. 1764. — 
Recorded in the Book of Charters N" 3 Page 109 

^ T Atkinson Jun Sec^ 



*2-77 
Stockbridge 



STOCKBRIDGE. 

*Province of New Hampshire. 
GEORGE THE Third, 



^ /— -"— X - By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

\ ^ / Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) " ( To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ ^-^-v-w f Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Bexning Wentw^orth, Esq; Our Governor and 



STOCKBRIDGE. 457 

Commander in Chief of Oar said Province of New-Hampshike in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and b}' these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hamp^hire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Seventy two equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, contain- 
ing by Admeasurement, twenty Eight Thousand and one Hundred 
Acres, which Tract is to contain Soni thing more than Six miles and 
one half Mile square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance is 
to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, 
Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, 
according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Gov- 
ernor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's Office, and hereunto 
annexed, butted and bounded as follows, Viz. Begining at the 
North east Corner of Killington from Thence North Sixty degrees 
West five miles and one half mile from Thence North thirty one 
degrees East Eight miles from Thence South Sixty degrees East five 
miles and one half mile To The Northv/est Corner of Bernard from 
Thence by Bernard and Killington to the first Bounds mentioned — 
And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township 
by the Name of Stockbridge And the Inhabitants that do or shall 
hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to be 
Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and 
Immunities that other Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise 
and Enjoy : And further, that the said Town as soon as there shall 
be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty 
of holding Two Fairs, owe of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which Fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty Fami- 
lies, a Market may be *opened and kept one or more Days in *2-78 
each Week, as may be thought most advantagious to the Inhabi- 
tants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice of Town Officers, 
agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall be held on the 
first Wednesday in September Next which said Meeting shall be Noti- 
fied by M"^ William Dodge who is hereby also appointed the Mod- 
erator of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern 
agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that 



458 CHARTER RECORDS. 

the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers 
for the said Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of ilia re A annually, 
To Have and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, 
together with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their 
respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, 
viz, 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by addi- 
tional Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or 
Share in the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs 
and Successors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Sub- 
jects as shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

H. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully ])reserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HL That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Ever}- Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of December., namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December^ which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilling 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Ports- 
mouth., or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same : and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 



STOCKBRIDGE. 



469 



In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth Esq: 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
twenty first Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the first Year of 
Our Keign. 

B Went worth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec*'*' 

Province of New Hamp'' July 22'' 1761 

Recorded from the Originall under the Province Seal 

^ Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 

*A list of the Grantees of the town of Stockbridge — *2-79 



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'^ William Dodge 
Isaac Appleton 
Michal Farley 
Arthur Abbot 
Isaac Burham 
Isaac Dodge 
Moses Fitts 
Abraham Choat 



Joremy Green 
William Cooper 
Samuel Adams 
Thomas Bently 
Samuel Frothingham 
Aaron Davis 
Will"' Mason Weston 
Robert M-^^Mullon 



Tho*" Burham Javner Samuel Davis 



Benj' Davis 
Abraham Dodge 
^Joshua Henshaw' 

Thomas Fisk 

James Frend 

Josiah Fairfield 

Ephr"' Kimball 



John Sherburne 
John Winthrop 
Joshua Went worth 



Thomas Anderson 
William Hall 
Thomas Ramon d 
Henry AUeyne Jun^ 
Peter Curtis 
William Story 
Thomas Kirk 
William Sloan 
John Cunnable 
Andrew Belcher 
John Edwards 
Silas Jones 
Joshua Orne 
Nath' Fairfield 
John Herike 



Joseph Marion 

Joseph Russell 

John Ruddock 

William Fisk 

John Porter 

Nath' Dodge 

Benj-' Fairfield 
Joseph Whipple manchester Israel Andrews Dan vers 
Daniel Warner Esq James Neving Esq Eleaz'^ Russell Jun 

Geo Went worth 

Edw'^ 

Nath' Warner 
Sam' Went worth Esq Boston 



Jacob Dodge 



Wiggles worth 



Hon'''*' Tho"* Hutchinson Esq 



Henry Dearing 
Rev'' Nath' Appleton 
Byfield Loyd 
Sam' Warner 
Col Jacob Wendall 



Five Hundred acres to be laid out for His Excell^ Benning Went- 
worth Esq as Marked on the Plan B W : to be Accounted two 
Shares — one Whole Share for a Gleeb : for the Church of England — 
one Whole Share for the Use of a Public School one Whole Share for 



460 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



the first Settled Minister one Whole Share for the Society for Prop- 
agating the Gospel in Forren Parts — 

Province of New Harap'' July 22*^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter under the Pr° Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



/V 3//J . i-miLe 




.AV 



Province of New Hamp'' July 22'^ 1761 

Recorded from the Back of the original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^>' 



STOWE. 461 

STOWE. 

*Proviiice of New-Hampshire. * 2-465 

Stow GEORGE the Thiiid, 

, ,^^-— ^ . B}' the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and Ire- 
) / land, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

j "^ I To all Persons to tvhom these Presents shall come^ 

^ N^-.^^ ' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer jNIotion, for the due Encouragement of settling a JVew Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentwoeth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in JSfew- 
Emjland, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have upon the 
Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and granted, 
and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do give and 
grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabitants of Our 
said Province of New-Hampshire^ and Our other Governments, and to 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are entred on this Grant, 
to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy equal Shares, all 
that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and being within our said 
Province of Neu'-Hamjjshire^ containing by Admeasurement, 23040 
Acres^ which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out 
of which an Allowance is to be made for High Wa3^s and unimprova- 
ble Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand 
and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey thereof, made 
by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the Secretary's 
Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as follows. Viz. 
Begining at the North Easterly corner of Mansfield, from thence 
Runing Southerly by said Mansfield, six Miles to the North Westerly 
corner of Waterbury, from thence Easterly by said Waterbury North 
Line aljout six Miles to the North Easterly corner thereof, from 
thence Nortlierly a Parralell Line with the Easterly Line of Mans- 
field six iSIiles, from thence Westerly about six Miles to the Corner 
of Mansfield where we began — And that the same be, and hereby is 
Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Stow And the Inhabi- 
tants that do or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby 
declared to be Enfranchized with and Intitled to all and every the 
Priviledges and Immunities that other Towns within Our Province 
by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And -further, that the said Town as soon 



462 CHARTER RECORDS. 

as there shall he Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall 
have the Liberty of holding Tivo Fairs, one of which shall be held on 
the And the other 

on the annually, which Fairs 

are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
*2-466 Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or more 
Days in each Week, as may be thought most advantagious 
to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice 
of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall 
be held on the 26"' July next which said Meeting shall be Noti- 
fied by M'' Will'" Foster who is hereby also appointed the Moderator 
of the said first Meeting, which he is to Notify and Govern agreable 
to the Laws and Customs of Our said Province ; and that the annual 
Meeting for ever hereafter for the Choice of such Officers for the said 
Town, shall be on the Second Tuesday of March annually. To Have 
and to Hold the said Tract of Land as above expressed, together 
with all Privileges and Appurtenances, to them and their respective 
Heirs and Assigns forever, upon the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by LTs or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to ho, cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

III. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to LTs, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



STOWE. 



468 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be made 
on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1763 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall y'l^VX and pay unto 
l^s, our Heirs and Siu'cessors 3'early, and every Year forever, from and 
after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-lifth Day 
of December, namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of December, which will 
be in the Year of Our Lord 1773 One shilling Proclamation Money 
for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and so in 
Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, tlieir Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Cliamber in Portsmouth, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to 
be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Penning Wentworth, Esq ; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the Eighth 
Day of June In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and sixty three And in the Third Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

T Atkinson Jun'" Sec"'-^' 

Prov*^ New Hamp^ June 8-1763 

Recorded according to the Original Charter under the Pro'^ Seal 

T Atkinson Jun'' Sec''^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of Stow 



*2-467 



Joshua Simmons 
Hikk Simmons Jun'' 
Elijah Bucklee 
Benj'* Ketcham J"^ 
Isaac Montross 
Sam' Davenport 
Jos'' Ketcham Jun'' 
Shuon Brady 
Rich'' Smith 
John Bradey 
Will'" Parreut 
Ezekiel Griffin 
Midi' Louiesbury J"" 
Eljen"" A vary 
FrecP Shafer 
Joshua Bassett 



Will"' Fise 
Rich'' Ketcham 
Ezekiel Bucklee 
Benj''^ Greene 
John Davenport 
John Davenport Jun"" 
Jere^'" Shafer 
Zebulon Brady 
Will'" M'C'resy 
Barth" Carpenter 
James Leggett 
Isaac Louiesbury 
David Storm 
Tho** Bradey 
Rob' Davenport 
Lott Sarlls 



Reuben Wood 
Zopher Ketcliam 
Elijah Bucklee Jun 
Peter Montross 
Steph" Davenport 
Nathan Burdege 
Jacob Shafer 
Nath' Conklin 
Nath' Merritt 
Tho* Louiesbury 
Asa Browne Jun*^ 
Abel Wicks 
Benj* Greene 
Benj'' Browne 
Tho'* Davenport 
Elijah Sarlls 



464 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



John Griffin 
Oliver Legatt 
Dan^ Parrant 
James Wicks 



Gasham Griffin John Parrunt 

Cha** Haight Jun'^ Jacob Parrant 

Jacob Kniffen Jacob Griffin 

James Wicks Jun'^ Hon : Rich"' Wibird \ 



Jonathan Church & John Maccluffee John Downing S Esq''* 

Dan^ Warner ) 

His Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to 
Contain Five Hundred Acres as marked B W in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within shares, One whole Share for the 
Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts, one Share for a Glebe for the Church of England as by Law 
Establish'd, One Share for the First Settled Minister of the Gospel, & 
One share for the benefit of a school in said Town — 

Province of New Hamp'' June 8-1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Stow under the 
Pro^ Seal 

19 T Atkinson Jun"" Sec^^ 




Prov'^ New Hamp^ June 8-1763 

Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter of Stow under the 
Pro^ Seal 

^ T Atkinson Jun"^ Sec^-^ 



P s 



STRAFFORD. 465 



STRAFFORD. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-105 

Straford GEORGE the Third, 

, ..— .^"^^ ,^ By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith &c. 

To all Persons to zvhom these Presents shall come^ 
^ -— ^^-^ '' Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Neiv Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
Netc-England ^ and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhabi- 
tants of Our said Province of Nen'-Hampshire, and Our other Gov- 
ernments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names are 
entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into Seventy 
equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, lying and 
being within our said Province of New-Hampshire^ containing by 
Admeasurement, Twenty three thousand & forty Acres, which Tract 
is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of which an Allowance 
is to be made for High Ways and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, 
Mountains and Rivers, One Thousand and Forty Acres free, accord- 
ing to a Plan and Survey thereof, made by Our said Governor's 
Order, and returned into the Secretary's Oflfice, and hereunto annexed, 
butted and bounded as follows. Viz. Begining at the South Westerly 
Corner of Thetford from thence North fifty Seven degrees West Six 
Miles from thence North Thirty Six degrees East Six Miles from 
thence South fifty Seven degrees East Six Miles to the North West- 
erly Corner of Thetford afore Said thence South Thii'ty Seven degrees 
West by Thetford to the Bound first Mentioned — And that the same 
be, and hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of 
Strafford And the Inhabitants that do or shall hereafter inliabit 
the said Tnvnshij), are hereby declared to be Enfranchized with and 
Intitled to all and every the Priviledges and Immunities that other 
Towns within Our Province by Law Exercise and Enjoy: And fur- 
ther, that the said Town as soon as there shall be Fiftv Families res- 



466 CHAKTEE RECORDS. 

ident and settled thereon, shall have the Liberty of holding Two 
Fairs, one of wliich shall be held on the 

And the other on the annually, which 

fairs are not to continue longer than the respective 
following the said 
and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of Fifty 
*2-106 Families, a Market may be * opened and kept one or more 
Days in each Week, as may be thought most advanta- 
gious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting for the Choice 
of Town Officers, agreable to the Laws of our said Province, shall 
be held on the First Tuesda}^ in September Next which said Meet- 
ing shall be Notified by JVP Jonathan Root who- is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is to 
Notify and Govern agreable to the l^aws and Customs of Our said 
Province ; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of March annually, To Have and to Hold the said Tract of 
Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurten- 
ances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and cultivate 
five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty Acres 
contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said Town- 
ship, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Succes- 
sors, to be by Us or Them Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as shall 
effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

n. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Penalty of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or Acts 
of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to each Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 



STRAFFORD. 



467 



December annually, if lawfully demanded, the first Payment to be 
made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay unto 
Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, from 
and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid twenty-lifth 
Day of December, namely , on the twenty-fifth Day of December^ which 
will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shillmg Proclamation 
Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or possesses, and 
SQ in Proportion for a great or lesser Tract of the said Land ; which 
Money shall be paid by the respective Persons abovesaid, their Heirs 
or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in Portsmouth, or to such Officer 
or Officers as shall be appointed to receive the same ; and this to be 
in Lieu of all other Rents and Services whatsoever. 

In Testimony whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Province 
to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our 
Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 12'^ 
Day of August In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our Reign. 

B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec'''' 

Province of New Hamp"^ August 12"' 1761 

Recorded According to the Original Charter under the Province 
Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec'^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of Strafford Viz 



*2-107 



Solomon Phelps Stephen Barber 

Daniel Newcomb Stephen Barber jun' 

Daniel Ingham John Chamberlin 

Rev'^M'Eleaz'WheelockCap^ Icabod Phelps 



Daniel Foot 
Benf Buell 
Benj'' Beach 
Daniel Benet 
xVzeriah Beach jun'' 
Icabod Phelps jun'^ 
Jabez Kingsbery 
George Brindley 
Silas Pee[)Oon 
David Phelps 
Silvanus Phelps 



Samuel Pahner jun' 
Enos Horsford 
Joseph Horsford 
Medad Beach 
Samuel Bill 
John Longbottom 
William White 
Increes Porter 
David Carver jun'^ 
Solomon Tarbox 
Peter Swetland 



Fredrick Smith 
Cap' Solomon Phelps 
Sam" Fielding 
Asaph Trumble 
Timothy Phelps y 3'^ 
Cap' Jon^ White 
Benj'* Skiner 
Eltsha Beach 
Thomas Sawyer 
Abraham Burnap Jun'^ 
Peletiah Porter 
Joshua Phelps 
Ebenez'' Gilbirt 
John Gott 
Ebenez"" Cole 



468 



CHAKTER RECOKDS. 



William Biiscow James Jones Ebenez'' Kneeland 

W" Peunock Ruben Porter Sampson Sheaffe Esq 

Joseph Newraarch Esq John Gould James Apthorp 

Nath" Mendon Peirce Long George Janveriu 

Thomas Wentworth Hall Jackson Paul March 

Clem' March Esq Sam" Moffat Jotham Odiorne & 

Robert Odiorne 
His Excellency Penning Wentworth Esq a Tract of Land to Con- 
tain Five Hundred Acres As Marked B- W- in the Plan which is 
to be Accounted two of the within Shares one whole Share for the 
incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in foreign 
Parts one whole Share for A Glebe for the Church of England as 
by Law Established One Share for the first Settled Minister of the 
Gospel & One Share for the Benefit of the School in Said Town — 

Province of New Hampshire August 12'^ 1761 
Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

"39 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^^ 



•^ Plan of 
^iTTKLffo-rd, 




Province of New Hamp'' August 12*^ 1761 

Recorded from the back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 
ince Seal 

19 Theodore Atkinson Sec^^ 



STRATTON. 4.69 

STRATTON. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-89 

Stratton GEORGE the Third, 



p s 



By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

To all Persons to whoyn these Presents shall come, 
^ ^ — V — ^ ^ Greeting. 

Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, and 
meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a New Planta- 
tion within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province ; Have 
upon the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, 
do give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Sixty Nine equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and being within our said Province of New-Hampshire, con- 
taining by Admeasurement, Twenty three thousand & forty Acres, 
which Tract is to contain Six Miles square, and no more ; out of 
which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways and unimprov- 
able Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, One Thou- 
sand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Office, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as 
follows, Viz. Begining at the North East Corner of Sunderland 
from thence due East Six Miles from thence due South Six Miles 
from thence due West Six Miles to the South P2ast Corner of Sunder- 
land Thence due North by Sunderland aforesaid to the Bound first 
mentioned — And that the same be, and hereby is Incorporated into 
a Township by the Name of Stratton And the Inhabitants that do 
or shall hereafter inhabit the said Township, are hereby declared to 
be Enfranchized witli and Intitled to all and every the Priviledges 
and Immunities that otiier Towns within Our Province b}^ Law 
Exercise and Enjoy: And further, that the said Town as soon as 
there shall be Fifty Families resident and settled thereon, shall have 



470 CHAKTER RECORDS. 

the Liberty of holding Two Fairs, one of which shall be held on the 

And the other on the 
annually, which f'airs are not to continue longer than the respective 

following the said 

and that as soon as the said Town shall consist of 
*2-90 Fifty Families, a Market may be *opened and kept 

one or more Days in each Week, as may be thought most 
advantagious to the Inhabitants. Also, that the first Meeting 
for the Choice of Town Oihcers, agreable to the Laws of our said 
Province, shall be held on the First Wednesday of October Next which 
said Meeting shall be Notified by Isaac Searl who is hereby also 
appointed the Moderator of the said first Meeting, which he is 
to Notif}^ and Govern agreable to the Laws and Customs of Our said 
Province; and that the annual Meeting for ever hereafter for the 
Choice of such Officers for the said Town, shall be on the Second 
Tuesday of 3Iarch annually. To Have and to Hold the said Tract of 
Land as above expressed, together with all Privileges and Appurten- 
ances, to them and their respective Heirs and Assigns forever, upon 
the following Conditions, viz. 

I. That every Grantee, his Heirs or Assigns shall plant and culti- 
vate five Acres of Land within the Term of five Years for every fifty 
Acres contained in his or their Share or Proportion of Land in said 
Township, and continue to improve and settle the same by additional 
Cultivations, on Penalty of the Forfeiture of his Grant or Share in 
the said Township, and of its reverting to Us, our Heirs and Suc- 
cesors, to be by Us or Tiiem Re-granted to such of Our Subjects as 
shall effectually settle and cultivate the same. 

II. That all white and other Pine Trees within the said Township, 
fit for Masting Our Royal Navy, be carefully preserved for that Use, 
and none to be cut or felled without Our special Licence for so doing 
first had and obtained, upon the Peualt}^ of the Forfeiture of the 
Right of such Grantee, his Heirs and Assigns, to Us, our Heirs and 
Successors, as well as being subject to the Penalty of any Act or 
Acts of Parliament that now are, or hereafter shall be Enacted. 

HI. That before any Division of the Land be made to and among 
the Grantees, a Tract of Land as near the Centre of the said Town- 
ship as the Land will admit of, shall be reserved and marked out for 
Town Lots, one of which shall be allotted to eacli Grantee of the 
Contents of one Acre. 

IV. Yielding and paying therefor to Us, our Heirs and Successors 
for the Space of ten Years, to be computed from the Date hereof, the 
Rent of one Ear of Indian Corn only, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December annually, if lawfull}^ demanded, the first Payment to be 



STRATTON. 



471 



made on the twenty-fifth Day of December. 1762 

V. Every Proprietor, Settler or Inhabitant, shall yield and pay 
unto Us, our Heirs and Successors yearly, and every Year forever, 
from and after the Expiration of ten Years from the abovesaid 
twenty-fifth Day of Decemhe)\ namely, on the twenty-fifth Day of 
December, which will be in the Year of Our Lord 1772 One shilliti;/ 
Proclamation Money for every Hundred Acres he so owns, settles or 
possesses, and so in Proportion for a greater or lesser Tract of the 
said Land ; which Money shall be paid by the respective Persons 
abovesaid, their Heirs or Assigns, in our Council Chamber in PorU- 
mouth, or to such Officer or Officers as shall be appointed to receive 
the same; and this to be in Lieu of all other Rents and Services 
whatsoever. 

In Testimon}' whereof we have caused the Seal of our said Prov- 
ince to be hereunto affixed. Witness Benning Wentworth, Esq; 
Our Governor and Commander in Chief of Our said Province, the 
Thirtieth Day of July In the Year of our Lord Christ, One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and Sixty one And in the First Year of Our 
Reign. B Wentworth 

By His Excellency's Command, 
With Advice of Council, 

Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

Province of New Hamp"^ July 30"' 1761 

Recorded from the Original Under the Province Seal 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 



*The Names of the Grantees of 



*2-91 



Isaac Searl 
Nathan Lyman 
Daniel Lee Esq 
Caleb Strong 
Asael Clap jun"" 
Nathaniel Cudvvorth 
Charles Mather 
Nathaniel Burt 
Rev'' John Searl 
James Hill 
John Halden 
William Rawson 3'' 
Lieu' Thomas Sweat 
John Smith jun"" 
Gideon Clark 
Oliver Wendal 
Joel Hunt 



John Lyman 
Eleazer Hannum 
Elisha Mather 
Spencer Phelps 
Oliver Lyman 
Nathaniel Noyse 
Ruggles Woodbridge 
Samuel Blodget 
Daniel Lee jun'^ 
Joseph Hill 
Josiah Brewer 
John Smith 
Nath'i Phelps 
William Lyman 
Jonathan Basscomb 
Caleb Blodget 
Seth Babbit 



Stratton 
Job Searl 
Charles Clapp 
Martin Phelps 
Martin Phelps jun"^ 
Joel Lee 

Augustus Clap Esq 
Elias Lymon 
Caleb Blodget 
Cap*^ Benoni Danks 
John Hill 
Jonas Cuttler 
Rev'' Jonathan Judd 
Nath" Phelps jun^ 
Will"' Blunt 
Cutis Leoniis 
Benj'^ Cud worth 
Richard Staner 



472 



CHARTER RECORDS. 



Joseph Brown 
William Pearson 
William Brattle Esq 
John Downing Esq 



Joseph Pincheon Esq Monsieur Bundbury 
Henry Apthorp Jacob Wendal Esq 

Thomas Hubbard Esq Rich'' Wibird Esq 
Sam" Wentworth of Boston & 
Benninor Wentworth 



One Tract of Land to Contain Five Hundred Acres for His 
Excellency Benuing Wentworth Esq as marked B: W : in the Plan 
wliich is to be Accounted Two of the within Shares one whole Share 
for the incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in 
foreio"n Parts One whole Share for A Glebe for the Church of England 
as by Law Established One Share for the first Settled Minister of the 
Gospel & one Share for the Benefit of the School in Said Town — 

Province of New Hamp'' July 30"' 1761 

Recorded with the Original Charter & from the Back thereof — 

■^ Theodore Atkinson Sec''^ 

1 



2)u.» JTa-jf Sit 771^?, 



A Plan. of-StraHorL 




■>l •Ut.'"BlSfj^.K^ 






SUDBURY. 473 

Province of New Hanip' July 30'" 17(31 
Recorcl( 
ince Seal 



Recorded from the Back of the Original Charter under the Prov- 



Theodore Atkinson Sec'"'' 



SUDBURY. 

*Province of New-Hampshire. *2-508 

Sudbury GEORGE the Third, 

. -^-^^ — ^ V By the Grace of God, of Great-Britain, France and 

) , ( Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 

) ' ( To all Persons to whom these Presents shall come, 

^ >— 'v-w ^ Greeting. 

Sudbury Know ye, that We of Our special Grace, certain Knowledge, 
and meer Motion, for the due Encouragement of settling a Ne^v Plan- 
tation within our said Province, by and with the Advice of our Trusty 
and Well-beloved Benning Wentworth, Esq ; Our Governor and 
Commander in Chief of Our said Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England, and of our Council of the said Province; Have upon 
the Conditions and Reservations herein after made, given and 
granted, and by these Presents, for us, our Heirs, and Successors, do 
give and grant in equal Shares, unto Our loving Subjects, Inhab- 
itants of Our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire, and Our other 
Governments, and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever, whose Names 
are entred on this Grant, to be divided to and amongst them into 
Fifty four equal Shares, all that Tract or Parcel of Land situate, 
lying and l)eing within our said Province of Neiv-Hampshire , contain- 
ing by Admeasurement, fourteen thousand four Hundred & Twenty 
four Acres, which Tract is to contain near five Miles square, 
and no more ; out of which an Allowance is to be made for High Ways 
and unimprovable Lands by Rocks, Ponds, Mountains and Rivers, 
One Thousand and Forty Acres free, according to a Plan and Survey 
thereof, made by Our said Governor's Order, and returned into the 
Secretary's Olfice, and hereunto annexed, butted and bounded as 
follows, Viz. BesfininCT at the South West Corner of Neshobe from 
thence North four deg^ West five Miles & Two hundred rods to a 
Stake & Stones from thence North Eighty five deg^ West to the 
Easterly Side Line of Shoream from thence South five Miles & Two 



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hundred rods to a Stake & Stones from thence South Eighty five deg* 
East about five Miles to the Place began at And that the same be, and 
hereby is Incorporated into a Township by the Name of Sudbury And 
the Inhabitants th